Pairing: Elizabeth Shaw/David
Title: we are each the sum of our devising
Word Count/WIP?: 2513, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: zantedesha
Special Rec: 3/31
Why This Must Be Read: Writing Elizabeth/David can be complicated, because in many ways David is her enemy; he's the author of her pain, the reason why everything went down the way it did. irrelevant manages to balance that anger with Elizabeth's loneliness and tells a story of connection, of connecting in the deep, dark spaces of the soul.
Heart rate is increasing, pupils expanding. Her pulse disrupts a controls pathway you cannot identify quickly enough to bypass. Her cheeks are flushed the same faded pink of her mouth, and whilst most of your functions are currently occupied with remaining functional, you have rerouted enough of your central processing that you are able to find it interesting that you would correlate available data in this way.
She says, ‘Oh, I want,’ she says, ‘I want you to—to die and I want you to know you’re dying. Sometimes,’ she says, ‘I think I want to kill you more than I want to know why.’