ext_30018 ([identity profile] duckgirlie.livejournal.com) wrote in [community profile] fbandom2010-10-31 05:15 pm

fic "Ampersand"

pairings: Multiple and Varied (F/F, M/M, M/F)
word count: ~14,000
rating/warnings: R
summary: It starts at a music festival during the summer, and the four members of Ampersand are all there, playing a short set on a stage for local unsigned bands. It's the same people, the same places, and the only thing that's changed is the music. It's almost the kind of thing they really want to be doing. But the real work, the I'm-a-musician not I'm-a-barista-who's-in-a-band work, isn't coming, and they don't know how much longer they can keep doing this. David wants to travel, see the world before he has to give in and be a grown-up, Sally would like to get back to the stars -- even if it's just through a telescope at school. Chris would happily live on ramen forever if it meant he could keep playing drums, (but he's kind of an exception) and Kay's in love and thinking of a life, a real life, where she gets to live without wondering if her power's going to be shut off tomorrow. She gives herself a year, a year to get to where she needs to be before she just can't do this anymore, but the thing about self-imposed deadlines is the the only one you're going to disappoint is yourself.
notes: At the masterpost

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Art: Here by [livejournal.com profile] trishkafibble

Mix: Life Expectancy by [livejournal.com profile] tamela_j