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11 May 2012 @ 08:13 pm
[Fic] Didn't You Know Heaven is Full of Otters? (Arther Shappy) R  
Title:Didn't You Know Heaven is Full of Otters?
Author: duh_i_read
Fandom: Cabin Pressure
Characters: Arthur Shappy, Martin Creiff
Disclaimer: Not mine. 
Warnings: Mentions of Suicide
Summery:When Arthur thinks of Skip, he thinks of otters.
AN: Basically flash fic I wrote in response to the most depressing piece of Cabin Pressure fanart I'd ever seen and posted on my tumblr. Check out the fanart here, but TW for Suicide


When Arthur thinks of Skip, which happens often on regular days, and always always after takeoff, he thinks of otters. Not quite a hundred, because he's sure Heaven can hold loads more otters then that. More like two. Two otters with silky fur, making chirpy little otter sounds while Skip talks to them. He imagines Skip, leaning on a fluffy bright cloud, the otters in his lap as he tells them all about the fun adventures he had on Gerti, and forgets about all the really really sad parts.

And always, when Arthur imagines Skip and a cloud and the otters, Skip always has wonderful huge white wings on his back, half open, like birds do right before they take flight.

Because, as he tells Mum and Douglas (and Dr. Carol, when she asks how he’s coping), why wouldn’t Martin be anything but a brilliant angel?


 
 
kiharukittykiharukitty on May 12th, 2012 03:57 am (UTC)
Oh my god, I need to be going to bed for work early and now I'm all crying and I really want to hug you for writing something so lovely and sad.

(and Arthur too, because Angel!Martin and his otters are just too beautiful to be sad about)
duh i read: [true blood] terry/lafayette hugduh_i_read on May 14th, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
I think if anyone needs a hug, it's you. *hugs*

I keep thinking this isn't so bad, because angels and otters and cheery Arthur, but all the sadness underneath makes it more so.
yalublyutebyayalublyutebya on May 12th, 2012 05:48 am (UTC)
*wibble* I might go cry in a corner now. Beautiful.
duh i read: [true blood] s/a hugduh_i_read on May 14th, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
It's ok! *hugs and hands you a tissue*

Edited at 2012-05-14 06:35 pm (UTC)
T'Racionn: Just Benedicttracionn on May 12th, 2012 07:09 am (UTC)
Oh god, it's heartbreaking. And wonderful too and of course would Martin be a brilliant angel - and, we have to believ that, a very happy one.
Maybe he would even allow an otter near his wings, I think he would.

The art link just broke me a quite a bit too and I can understand why it affected you.
duh i readduh_i_read on May 14th, 2012 06:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I saw the art link on tumblr, and I just couldn't get it out of my head. It's just so bleak, and made more so by Arthur's narrative and I just wanted to know what happen...after.
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duh i readduh_i_read on May 14th, 2012 06:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Um, let me help you with that. *offers shard of heart*
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duh i read: [cabin pressure] martin's favorate spaniduh_i_read on May 14th, 2012 06:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
&: birds flyp_for_polkadots on May 12th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
D: D: D:

I'm really not a happy otter at the moment. But still, nicely done. Arthur's voice was very fitting.
duh i read: [book]: the vile villageduh_i_read on May 14th, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading regardless. I think with Douglas or Carolyn, the end result would be much more bleak.

I tried to write it, and it nearly made me wince.
Charlotte: House despairmusical_lottie on May 15th, 2012 02:00 am (UTC)
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ow ow ow my HEART! This was so beautifully written, perfectly-IC ... and now I'm properly blubbing. My heart is utterly shattered.

(But on the bright side, it does mean you did a brilliant job with the fic.)
Hoshiko_2000: Christmashoshiko_2000 on January 25th, 2013 04:23 pm (UTC)
Oh God, this is just so heartbreaking and beautiful. I'm nearly crying reading this. You can totally imagine Arthur dealing with something so awful in this kind of way.

Thank you for writing this. It really is lovely.