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Cold Enough to Snow by Gwyneth Rhys (PG)

Title: Cold Enough to Snow
Author: Gwyneth Rhys
Fandom: Magnificent Seven
Pairing: Chris/Vin
Categories: post-series, Sad Stories for Sundays
Length: Medium
Author on LJ:gwyn_r 
Website: Chez Gwyn

Author's summary:
Set a few years in the future from the show's universe, Chris and Vin are reunited in a different place and time, coming to terms with regrets and second chances.

Review:
If I could sum up Gwyneth's Cold Enough to Snow in one word it would be "bittersweet." It takes place years after the series, after the Seven have gone their separate ways (after all, there's no way their unorthodox arrangement could last forever). Vin finds Chris and the two of them get the chance to reconnect. The ease in which they interact and the clear affection between the two is beautifully written - Chris and Vin feel real and true, albeit a bit older and tireder. That's the sweet. The bitter part is that even in getting a second chance, there's no way to make up for the loss of the first chance and the loss of those years. Although neither character actually dies in the story, there is an impending death that sort of shadows over the entire story and Vin and Chris's reunion.

Poetic, understated, and bittersweet.

Cold Enough to Snow

Comments

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sfulton229
Oct. 5th, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for sharing this; it's a wonderfully written fic. It's sad and hopeful at the same time. I really enjoyed reading this.

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