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[Code Geass] [Lelouch, C.C.] Midnight in the Garden 
14th-Jun-2009 04:23 pm
bleach ★ don't send a man to do our job
Title: Midnight in the Garden
Author: ypaladinofchaos
Fandom: Code Geass
Character/Pairing: Lelouch, C.C., can be taken as Lelouch/C.C.
Rating: PG—13
Warnings: Set just prior to the end of R2, thus, massive spoilers for the end
Word Count: ~1400
Summary: Lelouch readies himself for the beginning of the end.

I don’t think I can say much about this fic without giving away the plot (although I guess those of you who read it will already know what happens anyway). This author captures both characters beautifully, you could really picture a scene like this in the canon which is a testament to how well it’s written. The mood really changes from the beginning to the end, but the fic is pretty heart wrenching as a whole, especially the ending which just pulls at you.

C.C. gazed back at him unblinkingly, unwaveringly, silently.

“This was the only way for it to end,” he whispered hoarsely, shutting his eyes tightly.

For a long time, there was only the sound of his heart beating frantically against his chest, his slow, panting breaths.

Lelouch wondered at this, wondered why he’d never realized how amazing it was to be able to feel his own heartbeat, hear his own sighs. Or maybe this was just the panic and anxiety setting in.
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