Risingson

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Risingson is a story written by shukyou. It ran in Issue 66 at http://s2b2.livejournal.com/356468.html, and is mirrored at http://www.shousetsubangbang.com/mirror/risingson/.

Summary[edit]

A failed attempt at reincarnating a supersoldier meets his former self's old boyfriend.

Author's Notes[edit]

This story is a second-chance tale in more than one way. Obviously it's about people who get second chances (of a sort), but the story itself also got a second chance at life: I started it for Issue 50, all the way back in August 2014, but I petered out fairly early in the process and never completed it. When this issue came around, I thought I'd give it another go, and this is what it wound up being.

The title is slightly nonsensical, except that the Massive Attack song of the same name was what I had stuck in my head for basically the entire creative process. Perhaps imagine it playing during the club scene.

There's fanon influence here, but I'll be impressed if you can spot it.

External Reviews[edit]

  • pinboard.in: "incredible worldbuilding and characterizing, as always for shukyou. I was particularly drawn in by the questions of identity in this story."
  • asymmetryestablished.tumblr.com: "This one. This one. Such good writing, always such good writing from shukyou, and as usual a brilliantly heavy, deep story with incredible and perfectly-paced character, worldbuilding, and great sex scenes. The idea is brilliant and poignant, and the execution is well worth the read (it’s a bit long but so worth finding time for)."