mine: going the distance

Duo, from Going the Distance. I commissioned the amazingly talented @hasuyawwn to make this THREE YEARS AGO. 

That’s how long Going the Distance has been in progress. Today, however, I’m laying it to rest. No, it has not been finished, but I have marked it as complete and I’ve added a final few words on ff.net and AO3 that wraps things up, at least for me.

I want to thank anyone and everyone who followed that fic over THE YEARS and apologize for not finishing it. But it’s literally impossible for me to reconcile the NOW with the THEN as I had left things in Chapter 27 last year.

  • Rocky: I can't do it.
  • Adrian: What?
  • Rocky: I can't beat him.
  • Adrian: Apollo?
  • Rocky: Yeah. I been out there walkin' around, thinkin'. I mean, who am I kiddin'? I ain't even in the guy's league.
  • Adrian: What are we gonna do?
  • Rocky: I don't know.
  • Adrian: You worked so hard.
  • Rocky: Yeah, that don't matter. 'Cause I was nobody before.
  • Adrian: Don't say that.
  • Rocky: Ah come on, Adrian, it's true. I was nobody. But that don't matter either, you know? 'Cause I was thinkin', it really don't matter if I lose this fight. It really don't matter if this guy opens my head, either. 'Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood.