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Fic Rec: 'Dismantled' by levitatethis

Stepping out of character for a moment to do a little Recommended Reading section.

August last year, I found a truly wonderful Bill fic, and now that I have this journal, I don't need to keep the recommended reading up over at my Sookie journal.

'Dismantled' by levitatethis and it's probably the best fic I've read in this fandom so far. It is Bill Compton as I see him and as I wish that I could write him. The story is lovely and sad and complex, and I heartily recommend it.

Although she has a legitimate point he is frustrated at the definitive way she sometimes sees the world with expectations of others that are simply not possible—perfection. Others have done unimaginable things that she has somehow managed to work beyond but he keeps feeling like he is making a series of missteps when it comes to her.

Furrowing his brow and looking up at her with his head tilted down, he says, “You have always held me to an unattainable standard.”

Reverently she replies, “You were my first everything. You are the damn standard.”

Her confession strikes deep as all the months he thought she had swept aside what they once had turn out to be as difficult and unalterable for her as for him. What was is as relevant and can never be denied. Nor should it be. Alongside the love they shared (and still do though its perimeters have been shifted about) is the hurt, interconnected in a crisscross pattern.


Go on: have a read, and tell the author how brilliant it is! <3

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