Aly J. (simply_aly) wrote,
Aly J.

Fic: Last Correspondence

Title:  Last Correspondence
Author:  simply_aly simply_aly
Fandom:  Make It Or Break It
Pairing/Characters:  Sasha/Payson
Rating:  PG
Word Count:  261
Summary:  She writes him letters.
A/N:  For snoozin81 's prompt in the Doomed Ships Comment Ficathon.

She writes him letters.

At first, the letters are formal and she just politely asks him to come back. She doesn’t broach the subject of the kiss or the repercussions, doesn’t even want to talk about it.

When those first two letters come back, return to sender, she tears them up and throws them away. She doesn’t write for two weeks.

Then, after the anger wears off, she takes a different approach. She tells him that what happened was a mistake, that it didn’t mean anything, and that she’s perfectly fine going back to the way things were. She makes all sorts of crazy promises on the condition that he come back to train her.

Three letters, all return to sender.

After the third letter comes back, she sighs and writes a completely new kind of letter.

This one is more personal. She doesn’t ask him to come back again, she just writes. She tells him about her family, her friends, her new coach, and even how she feels about what happened between them. She tells him things she wouldn’t tell anyone else because she assumes the letter will come back, return to sender, just like all of the others…but it doesn’t.

She continues this for more than three months, a part of her taking it as a sign that he’s weakening. But when nothing changes, she sends one last letter.

(I’m done, she writes. It’s over.)

She doesn’t care about gymnastics; she doesn’t care about making the World Team. None of it matters if he isn’t there with her.
Tags: art: fanfiction, character: payson keeler, character: sasha belov, pairing: sasha/payson
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