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20 February 2009 @ 01:12 pm
Fic: Que Samsara, Sera, by valderys  
Title: Que Samsera, Sera
Author: valderys
Rating: mature (sex)
Length: 8738 words, oneshot
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Jack/Ianto
Genre/Category: erudite, angst, romance
Warnings: None.
Spoilers: series two
Summary: ‘When all desire has vanished, a person will not be reborn anymore.’ Jack may be immortal, but Ianto Jones is nothing if not resourceful. If he can help it, Jack will never be alone again.

Why you should read it: I always think this story is longer than it is, when I go to reread it, because in a way, it's an epic romance in less than ten thousand words, and that alone is an accomplishment in how complete, how all-encompassing it is. The depth of this story cannot be exaggerated, nor can how much it makes you feel when you read it. One of the nuances of writing Jack and Ianto is the understanding that Jack will live forever - and Ianto won't. Que Samsera, Sera provides a solution - but it isn't an easy one, nor a pretty one, and in the end it's possible the solution hurts more than the problem. My favourite thing about this piece is that and the end, I can't answer that question. Was it better that way? valderys lets you decide. Poetic, rich, intelligent and emotional, this complicated piece of fiction is a must-read for the fandom.

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smirnoffmule on February 20th, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reccing this - I think this may be one of my favourite pieces of fic ever written.

Edited at 2009-02-20 07:10 pm (UTC)
Amber Jayne: mittenlaufeyette on February 20th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
Christy. This story broke me in a million pieces. Thanks for reminding me about it. *bookmarks*
Valderys: Ianto - tourist guidevalderys on March 12th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
Umm. I don't want to sound like I'm being picky (which of course I am :), and I consider it a priviledge to be recced at all, but I happened to notice today that the title spelling is wrong? Sorry about that. It's 'Que Samsara, Sera'... Thanks, guys.
demotudemotu on March 12th, 2009 12:47 am (UTC)
Not picky at all! I'll change it right away.