details of an asteroid - part 11
for the phandom big bang 2015
Title: details of an asteroid
Artist: philslesters (see the beautiful art here and here!)
Overall word count: 88,888 (hell yeah)
Warnings: mild alcohol use, brief homo/biphobia, brief internalized biphobia, implied depression, some existential talk, mild self harm (burns) in this part (but it’s v brief and barely implied)
Summary: “If you think about it, aliens probably believe in us, too. We’ve got our own intergalactic cheerleaders.”
When Dan and Phil keep bumping into each other, they eventually give in to chance and start talking. Soon enough, Dan makes a home at the library Phil works at, and they talk about nothing and everything so often that there is no going back. The two survive the future just fine, until they learn the flaws of leaning the weight of your existence on someone else’s shoulders.
Author’s Notes: so this is it. the final part. wow. i hope u enjoyed this!! as always, all feedback is really appreciated and encouraged!!! thank u again to everyone, i love u.
and now i present the final part of details of an asteroid…
When Dan gets home he piles up everything Phil’s ever given him and stuffs it in the crammed wardrobe. He’s got one hand on the door as he sets aside one moment to catch his breath, stares at the stacks of books and memories and decrepit happiness - everything Phil had given him.
He tears down the post-it notes and hates himself as he ensures none are ripped, hates how he lines up the sides so the tacky resin glues them all together in one saturated-colour clump. Staring at them a second, before dragging them over to the wardrobe and chucking them in with the books. He’s angry, for fuck’s sake. Now is not the time for sentiment.