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The Body Found by fourteencandles (NC-17)

#5 (FYI: the response to the YOU Are the Reccer post is phenomenal -- ya'll are way ahead of me in recs!)

Title: The Body Found by fourteencandles
Fandom: House
Pairing: House/Wilson
Categories: angst, hurt/comfort, drama, *angst*
Length: Epic (~46,000 words)
Warnings: bad things happen to Wilson, but no sexual or overtly violent things

Author on LJ: fourteencandles 
Website: n/a

It's hard to write a summary for this fic because on the one hand it can be summed up in two words: Wilson disappears. On the other hand, that's such a small part of this whole fic that it simply can't convey the impact that Wilson's disappearance has on all of PPTH, on Wilson's friends, and most especially on House. And Wilson's eventual reappearance (because we all know there's no way I'd rec a fic in which Wilson disappears and is never seen again) comes with it's own weight of complex issues and challenges.

Fourteenchandles does a brilliant job of conveying the anxiety and fear and growing desperation/resignation that comes when a person goes missing. Each person's reaction to the disappearance gets its turn, from Cuddy's reluctant practicality to House's determination to never give up even when giving up is the logical, reasonable, and only possible choice. Emotions are not straightforward or set in stone; instead they fluctuate and make no sense and are as confusing and frustrating as human beings actually are.

This is not a fic for people who want easy solutions or simple hurt/comfort. However, if you are in the mood for a complex, deeply effecting, and very powerful emotional story full of love and friendship and hurt and, of course, comfort, then this is definitely a fic you should try.

The Body Found (first part; subsequent parts linked)


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 16th, 2010 08:43 am (UTC)
This is my favorite House fic, and I don't think I've ever seen it rec'd before. Awesome!
May. 16th, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC)
May. 17th, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
Thank god you've recced this! My biggest problem with most House fic is that the most common plot is one with House NEEDING Wilson in some way. If you watch the show, you'll find that is NOT TRUE. House isn't dependent on anyone. The reason I love this fic is that House actually matures...is decent...turns into a real, honest to god, human being. I'm not a fan of House/Wilson. But this story is less a House/Wilson and more a simply House fic.
May. 17th, 2010 05:11 am (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed it:)
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