May 16th, 2013

trek: team

Resumption by flyakate (T)

Fandom Category: American Gods (Neil Gaiman) / It (Stephen King) - mainly featuring characters from the latter.
Pairing: Beverly Marsh/Ben Hanscom
Fic Title: Resumption
Author: flyakate
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Genre: horror
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: I sometimes think it feels forced to combine two canons on the basis of a shared concept like this, but the idea is explored so well here: As children keep disappearing in a small town where Ben and Bev are starting to settle down, certain memories start scratching only vaguely at the surface. The story definitely isn't 100% pairing-focused, but with so little fic out there about these two I adored getting a story that tackled that ambiguity of their very open-ended departure from Derry and how that relationship could resume when they've presumably forgotten so much about each other. The glimpses of them building a life together are perfect and sweet, but the shadow of the past adds just a touch of bitter.