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The Long Road by triedunture (PG-13)

Title: The Long Road.
Fandom: Jeeves and Wooster.
Pairing: Jeeves/Bertie.
Categories: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort.
Length: Epic.
Warnings: OC death and suicide mentioned.

Author on LJ: triedunture
Author Website: n/a

Author's Summary:
"A very bad thing happens. And then we must go on."

Review:
Jeeves is seriously hurt during a mugging and his sister and estranged father come to help Bertie look after him.

I'll start of by saying that the plot of this story - narrated in third person - is very different from Wodehouse's usual amusing escapades. While Bertie and Jeeves are very much in character, the situations they react to and the level of angst in the fic may not be ideal for those that read the Jeeves stories mostly for the comedy and the idyllic view of the world they represent.

That being said, this is a phenomenally well written fic. The plot is solid, the emotional repercussions well written and though there is a lot of hurt, the comfort side of the fic is also strong and prevails in the end. The OCs were excellent without exception and I particularly enjoyed triedunture's version of Jeeves' father, a character we seldom see in fic.

All in all, this is a long and ultimately satisfying fic for those who like a long, angsty road leading to the happy ending.

The Long Road (link to chapter twelve, with links to all previous parts and a link to a .pdf version of the entire fic at the bottom)
An excellent podfic version read by suzumenoko is also available.

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Short: under 2,000 words
Medium: 2,000-15,000 words
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