Friday 8 March 2024

Friday Fics Fix - Hargreeves(eses) In Their Feelings


'Diego throws the knife with a grunt of frustration. It lands perfectly positioned in the wall.

“Good job,” Luther says dryly. “You killed the wallpaper.”'

Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns

One of the extremely few issues I have with The Umbrella Academy (TUA) is that the Hargreeves siblings are so emotionally constipated that we never get to bathe in the angst with them.

Like - I'm talking 'Gerard Way in the video for Ghost of You' style angst-bathing. We don't get much of that, and my emo goblin spaghetti brain would very much like that. *nods sagely*

...Which is all my way of explaining that this week's fic is an angsty TUA fic that allows the Hargreeves(eses) to spend just a little bit of time in their feelings.

Just a smidge - more than that might kill them, let's be honest. 😅

So this is canon divergence from after the end of series 2 (but Viktor still has the correct name and pronouns.)

(Some SPOILERS from this point, OK? SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

- instead of starting at series 3, we feel the affects of Klaus' grief from losing Ben, and how that affects both him and everyone else.

...There's actually a lot of Diego, in particular, in this fic.

(Fandom notes:

Canon is the 'official' stuff in the book/film/whatever.

Canon divergence is where we follow canon to a certain point, and then veer off (diverge, if you will,) from the path taken in canon.)

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

It's not a long fic, but it is well-written, so...

...there are rules, dearest nerdlets. If it's a well-written fic, I must rec - so the fandom gods decree 😎😅

What I really like about it is it's not like -

*sits down on backwards chair Captain America style-y* - So, you're feeling some grief.

- it's altogether more TUA about it than that, while also being just emotionally intelligent enough to actually be satisfying.

A few content warnings for this one:

- grief

- horror elements (ghosts, brief)

- passive suicidality

- disrupted sleeping and eating

- family issues (b/c Umbrella Academy) always, I might've forgotten something, so be careful!

This week's fic is:

chasing cars by Bekka911

Do you think the Hargreeves sibs need to be in their feelings more?

Did this blogpost make sense? (Legit. question, I am very tired!)

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  1. Hey this is me!! This is my fic!! I’m so amazed that you like my fic so much, thank you!!! It’s the fic I feel least confident in so far, so to read this is SUCH a boost!

    1. OMG, you're so welcome! I loved this one. This is also not the first time I rec'd one of yours, for the record! Lol. :)


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