Firstly, a rec: the marvelous nemo_everbeing, whom I've been lucky enough to have as my Yuletide Santa for two years in a row, has written another Twin Peaks story to complete the two Yuletide pieces she wrote. From What I've Tasted of Desire is a gorgeous coda to what came before, effectively turning this into a three-part series about the evolution of the relationship between Dale Cooper and Albert Rosenfield. This makes for over 30,000 words of fantastic Twin Peaks prose, which can be found on AO3 as the Some Say the World Will End in Fire series. Without it, chances are I might never have gotten into writing Twin Peaks fic myself, and I really can't praise it highly enough.
As for myself, it's been some time since I wrote any gen in the Twin Peaks 'verse, and what rolled out this time is basically a mirror piece to Five Times Albert Rosenfield Lied - the fic where apart from exploring some of Albert's backstory I also went for a very sad resolution to Cooper's possession storyarc. This new story has a far more hopeful ending, but it is also a story about death, specifically how Albert, being a pathologist and therefore used to experiencing death on an everyday basis, deals with it on those few occasions where it's personal to him. Most of all, it's a story about motivations, choices, and the events that influence them.
Hope you'll enjoy - as always, any feedback is welcomed!
Title: In the Wake
Summary: Death is nothing if not also an incentive to live. Six deaths that shaped Albert Rosenfield's life, and one that he prevented.
Rating: Gen, PG-13
Characters: Albert Rosenfield, Dale Cooper, Harry Truman, Diane, and various others.
Word Count: ~8000
Thanks to: nemo_everbeing, for the beta and discussions that made this story so much more than it would have been otherwise.
( Fic: In the Wake )