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Weakness and Reason [PG13]

Title: Weakness and Reason
Author: Alex Sorensen ilytheira
Summary: Two ways Michael leaves David, two ways David copes with it.
Rating: PG13
Disclaimer: I don’t own Michael, or David, or anyone else mentioned in this work of fiction, for that matter. The title comes from two lines of Chris Brown’s “Superhuman,” rearranged for convenience, which I don’t own. I also don’t own Michael Johns’ “The Hours in Between,” used in the final segment of this story.
Warnings: It should be remembered over that this, and the story before it, is completely AU. Please take note that this does somewhat get into a sort of darker angst.
Author’s Notes: After a few days of conceptualization and the week or two (possibly even three) I spent writing this, I’ve finally got it finished. Whew.

The largest inspiration for this piece (aside from cherazz, of course♥) would have to be the song “Superhuman” by Chris Brown and Keri Hilson. I also took some time to give Chris Brown and Jordin Sparks’ “No Air” and, of course, Michael Johns’ “The Hours in Between,” a few listens.

Weakness and Reason, it should be remembered, is part companion piece, part sequel to my FFF contest entry, Made to be Broken. It would be very, very helpful if you read that first before diving headfirst into this one. There are, ah, repercussions from certain events in that one-shot that reverberate repeatedly through this one. Weakness differs slightly from Broken in that this is written from (third person limited) David’s point of view, whereas the latter is in (second person) Michael’s.

With all of that (and whew, that was a lot) out of the way, please enjoy. :]


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WWAWR - Chapter List

We Walk Along Winding Roads [PG - R]
by Alex Sorensen (ilytheira)

What do you do when you're faced with a choice between what is legally (and what was then so very) right, and what your heart defines as "right" right now? One is always faced with obstacles that must be overcome to be able to continue on with their life, whether it is a fear of heights or of clowns; but for Michael Johns, "overcoming" his "obstacle" isn't going to be that easy.


Prologue - The Taste of Your Skin, My Body's Giving In
Chapter One - It's Like a Hurricane in Your Soul
Chapter Two - This Fear Within of What Would Happen
Chapter Three - I Know You Got that Fever For Me, Hundred and Two
Chapter Four - I've Got a Pocketful of Sunshine
Chapter Five - I've Fallen Quite Hard Over You
Chapter Six - And You Smile, Hiding Behind a God-Given Face
Chapter Seven - I Don't Care What They Say, I'm in Love With You
Chapter Eight - You are My Song
Chapter Nine - And I Must Conclude, All I Really Need is You
Chapter Ten - Each Touch Belongs to Each New Sound
Chapter Eleven - The Best Thing is That it's Happening to You and Me
Chapter Twelve - It's the Real Thing that Keeps Me Hanging On
Chapter Thirteen - Don't Go Wasting Your Emotion

Work Status:
Work-in-Progress
[currently 13 + prologue out of 35 + epilogue]
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I Hope My Girlfriend Don't Mind It [PG13]

Title: I Hope My Girlfriend Don't Mind It
Author: Alex Sorensen (ilytheira)
Summary: You've been stealing glances at him for God knows how long.
Rating: PG13
Disclaimer: I don't own David or Michael, or Kimberly or Stacey. I don't own "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry, either; I love the track, though, if that counts for something! :D
Author's Note: This is a response to thejoker's fic challenge. Cranked out in 30, 45 minutes with the song on constant repeat; even though it's stopped now, it's really all I'm hearing... LOL. I'm dipping my toes in a point of view I never usually write from, but I hope you enjoy it. =]


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Writing Master List

Fanfiction
Destination [American Idol - Michael/David - R - Complete]
All he went out for was a cup of coffee, and while he did manage to get that blended caramel, Michael also got something else so much more meaningful.
Notes: Originally posted May 3rd, 2008.

From Here On Out [American Idol - Michael/David - PG13 - Complete]
Another season of American Idol ends as the top ten finalists gather in Glendale, Arizona for the start of their summer tour. But, as things go, an ending is just another beginning. Or, in the case of David Cook and Michael Johns, they’re just continuing from where they left off.
Notes: Originally posted May 16th, 2008.

I Hope My Girlfriend Don't Mind It [American Idol - Michael/David, David/Kimberly, Michael/Stacey - PG13 - Complete]
You've been stealing glances at him for God knows how long.
Notes: Originally posted July 2nd, 2008.

I Think I Found Something Amazing [American Idol - Michael/David - PG - Complete]
“I think I’ve found us a new theme song.”
Notes: Originally posted May 17th, 2008.

It May Be Wrong [American Idol - Michael/David - R - Complete]
David listens to Michael's rendition of what has to be the perfect song for their relationship.
Notes: If you haven't read this, the last line may not be as clear; originally posted April 16th, 2008.

Oh, You Heard That? [American Idol - Michael/David - PG13 - Complete]
David receives a phone call.
Notes: Post-Mariah Carey night; originally posted April 14th, 2008.

Seven [American Idol - Michael/David - PG13 - Complete]
This is David's night.
Notes: Originally posted May 21st, 2008.

Stop Breathing [American Idol - Michael/David - PG13 - Complete]
And sometimes, David wishes he was the one who stopped breathing instead.
Notes: Originally posted May 17th, 2008; AU.

We Walk Along Winding Roads [American Idol - Michael/David, Michael/Stacey - PG-R - Work-in-Progress]
What do you do when you're faced with a choice between what is legally (and was then so very) right, and what your heart defines as "right" right now? One is always faced with obstacles that must be overcome to be able to continue on with their life, whether it is a fear of heights or of clowns; but for Michael Johns, "overcoming" his "obstacle" isn't going to be that easy.
Notes: Begins post-Year They Were Born night; originally posted April 18th, 2008.


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