Friday 14 April 2023

Friday Fics Fix - Sometimes Things Just Happen That Way


'So, for twelve years, all Klaus and Ben had was each other.'

Title: Fics Fix! Background: purple with white lightning bolt shape

I don't know what it is about this fic...

I can think of dozens of fics just like it, and yet... it stands out.

Sometimes things just happen that way, I guess.

This is a The Umbrella Academy (TUA) fic - and yes, I know I rec'd one of those last week but I am trash and we have established this.

So, this is - once again - a TUA fic.

It's a fic that follows (original, Umbrella,) Ben Hargreeves and his relationship with his brother, Klaus (brotherly relationship - this is TUA, so that does have to be specified, 😅) throughout his life and beyond.

And it's just... really nice?

I don't know - it stands out to me in a way that fics like this rarely do. 

Something about the way that it's written caught my attention and kept it. Which isn't the easiest of things to do, sometimes 😅

Klaus Hargreeves, sitting in a dumpster next to Ben, calling after Five: Mi hermano
Via Giphy

It's an exploration, partly of season 1 of TUA, and partly of the Hargreeves children's childhood.

(So, y'know, SPOILERS for that.)

...It basically does a lot (though not too much!) of wallowing in the feelings. And you gotta love the wallowing in the feelings. 

Cos you know the Hargreeves kids have those feelings - they just prefer to punch them out, instead of talking them out. I think season 3 proved that.

And it's well-written!

So you know, it's not my fault really, I had to rec. it. I see the well-written fic, I gotta rec. the well-written fic, it's the way it is.

There are rules, and I don't make them (...well, I kinda do, but I also don't, y'know?)

Some Content Warnings for this one:

- child abuse/neglect

- child soldiers

- grief and bereavement

- general violence

- addiction and substance abuse

- family issues (because The Umbrella Academy)

This week fic, then, is:

all your colors always bleed together by OverlyObsessed223

Have you read any interesting fics from Ben's POV (even if it's third person like this one)?

Do you agree that the Hargreeves punch out their feelings?

Talk to me! 😁💬

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  1. I love how you had to clarify "brotherly" relationship. I'm kinda happy they
    *spoilers ahead for any readers not up to date on season three*

    Let the Allison and Luther relationship fall away. It was just not a healthy relationship on so many levels.

    1. Lol, yeah, that's true.

      Comics Diego and Vanya (as #7 still is in the comics at time of writing,) have a more healthy relationship than those two, and that's saying something. (Also, if I had nickel for every time there was an incestuous love interest in the comics, I'd have two nickels. Which isn't a lot, but it's weird that it happened twice! Admittedly Diego/Vanya is a lot less clear-cut, but it's def. there.)

      I love how they got *Klaus* to explain in s2 that if you have to say 'technically' then you're already in trouble! Like, if *Klaus* can see it... Lol! ;)


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