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03 April 2008 @ 11:45 pm
Fic, Lost: Sentimental Journey (Boone/Shannon), PG13, for 12_stories  
So, this morning the usual professor wasn't at the lecture. There was his assistant, who is a very nice and decent person but whenever she gives the lectures, the first half is a recap of what the main guy said in the three lectures before and the second half doesn't have a thing to do with the course. Which means I couldn't bring myself to follow closely and after some editing this is the result.

Title: Sentimental Journey
Rating: PG13 to be way sure (hey, it's always sorta incest.)
Characters/Pairing: Boone/Shannon
Word counting: 450
Disclaimer: If they were mine, he'd be alive and she'd have treated him better.
Spoilers: Set at the beginning of Hearts and Minds, but spoilerish for the whole episode. But come on, everyone has seen it, I hope ;)
Summary: The point is that since he met her, there really wasn’t a way out. He was stuck with her. Maybe she wasn’t with him, but he doubts it.
A/N: for 12_stories #4, betrayal, and day 3 at lostsquee, tabula rasa. I think I found the only pairing with which I can't write more than 1000 words. Now I know what I'm going to write when I want to be short. The title had a nice ring and fit enough, but anyway, stolen as usual.



Boone knows that what he feels for Shannon is way wrong.

Alright, he wasn’t the one to perceive it as wrong, but in the real world you don’t fall in love with your sister, even if she’s your stepsister and you aren’t really related.

Boone figures he was doomed from the moment he saw her for the first time, when she still combed her hair in two separated braids and she wore a skirt so pink it made his eyes hurt. Of course he hadn’t fallen in love with Shannon at that point because it’d be nonsensical. It probably happened way later, but that surely is not the point. The point is that since he met her, there really wasn’t a way out. He was stuck with her. Maybe she wasn’t with him, but he doubts it. He’s fairly sure that what happened to him, happened to her. He was just smart enough to admit it to himself, while she hasn’t. Not yet.

She said it was over before it could even begin, but since she spoke that sentence, Boone had known that she was lying. Right, he hadn’t been able to tell that she was conning him of everything, but he’s safely positive that she wasn’t telling the truth when she sat in that chair and he was still sitting on the hotel’s bed.

Because sure, she was right, he had wanted her. But if she really didn’t want a thing to do with him, she wouldn’t have come at the hotel, for how desperate she could have been.

When he didn’t have anything better to do and he felt miserable enough, he used to dwell on this idea he had kept hidden in his imaginary skeleton closet for a while. Because, he thought, how good would that be to live in some kind of other reality where rules don’t apply and being with Shannon that way wouldn’t feel wrong?

A place where they could have made tabula rasa of all the mess their relationship was, or is, he doesn’t really know it, and just start it all over again. Maybe less clean on the rules that apply to society front, but surely way healthier on their mental sanity one. Because really, she’s been making him go crazy since she was old enough to understand that she could.

Now, it has happened, somewhat. Boone feels like he can really go for the tabula rasa option. He sees that Shannon can, too.

Not with him, though, and it feels like she betrayed him in the worst way she ever could. But this time, he doesn’t know if he’ll be able to put it away like he has always done.

End.
 
 
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falafel_fiction: dreamingfalafel_fiction on April 3rd, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)
Very nice. We need a Boone and Shannon fic community to bring them back more often. I miss them. I really like both characters even though I've never written them in fanfic. Actually I don't think I've ever written ANY S1 fanfic. I tend to fic only when I'm left unsatisfied and S1 doesn't have the gaping plotholes of S2, 3 and 4.
the female ghost of tom joad: lost boone/shannonjanie_tangerine on April 3rd, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
Mmhhh I actually think there is one, but if there is, it's dead. Or maybe it was an icon community and I'm messing things up but either way, it was dead. Now at the next one I'll give Shannon a try. And S1 was perfection *sighs* and well, if I wanna do alive Boone is always a nice excuse to go back to it.
elliotsmelliot: kharma boatelliotsmelliot on April 4th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
I'm so with Boone. I also thought the island was a place to start over and for Boone it was, just not the way he wanted. This fic reminded me of how far he came, being able to move on from Shannon. And then island chewed him up and spit him out. Thanks island. And thanks to you for reminding me of how full of hope he was.
the female ghost of tom joad: lost boone *sigh*janie_tangerine on April 4th, 2008 05:46 am (UTC)
Yeah, as soon as he moves on, the island has to make us miserable. *sighs* it was so a horrible moment to have him off. Way to go with character development, innit? Thanks island, indeed.

And thank you for reading, I'm really so glad you liked it! ♥
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the female ghost of tom joad: lost boone/shannonjanie_tangerine on April 4th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ♥

Well, if you ever write Boone/Shannon you'll make me squee in eternity. At the beginning I kinda hated her because she made him suffer but at least I appreciated that she was a lot of fun and straightforward, and B/S wasn't really my thing. Then I started liking her when she was with Sayid (IDK why but as soon as they started being around each other she gained appeal to me), then Boone died and from there I just could see it. The Boone/Shannon, I mean. Then... well, we know. I'll sure be mostly glad if your fantasy comes true sooner than later!! ;)
weehobbit: UB -- daniel/alexis - right beside youweehobbit on April 4th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
Boone! I miss him :( I caught Ian Somerhalder on Young Americans and was so excited to see him on LOST and ever so disappointed that he was killed off. Just because some issues were resolved doesn't mean the character has to die! ;_;

I've always been kind of attracted to these kinds of messed-up relationships/characters. They just seem to have so much story to tell and it's awesome to see fic about them! I haven't really read any fic about these two before so I'm excited to see what else you may have in store ;) Thanks for sharing!
the female ghost of tom joad: lost boone/shannonjanie_tangerine on April 4th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
Boone was my original favorite! Yeah, totally. I miss him like woah and I hate, hate, hate that he isn't there. And just when he finally was having some development! *mourns*

Boone/Shannon are totally messed up, but that's how I like them. And I owe another one for that table, so there's surely more to come. Thanks for reading, glad you liked it! ♥
Cleo: quotecleuchi on April 4th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
That was just perfect. It was pure Boone, and damn, he was right with all the tabula rasa idea. I miss them so bad.
Because really, she’s been making him go crazy since she was old enough to understand that she could. And THAT was really Shannon. Really, really Shannon.
the female ghost of tom joad: stock roadjanie_tangerine on April 4th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!! Boone totally was my favorite character and still is if I have to do a chart with also the dead people, so it's great to know that I get him the right way.

Shannon totally enjoyed making him go crazy. Which is why I kinda hated her in the beginning, but then, she always was awesome, in her way. Thanks again for reading, glad you liked it! ♥
mkfsdj: DDmrslinus17 on April 5th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
Fantastic. Loved it.
the female ghost of tom joad: lost boone/shannonjanie_tangerine on April 5th, 2008 06:02 am (UTC)
Thank you, much glad that you did! ♥