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Title: And He'll Still Be Able To Face Himself In The Mirror
Characters: Sawyer, Anthony Cooper. (both timelines)
Rating: PG
Warnings: Spoilers for The Candidate, plus speculation about future events in the alt timeline.
Summary: Written for lost_in_108 prompt #32: reflection. Sawyer reflects on his encounters with Cooper, in both timelines.


The day after Sawyer pulled his first con, he’d looked at himself in the mirror and hadn’t recognised the face looking back. He’d become Mr. Sawyer; he no longer knew who James Ford was.

The day after he killed the man, he still didn’t recognise his reflection. He’d fulfilled his purpose, but he didn’t know who James could be.



The day after James followed the lead to the nursing home and saw Cooper, he looked at him and knew he wouldn’t kill him. The man he was… he’s clearly gone anyway.

He’ll let it go, walk away, and he’ll still be able to face himself in the mirror.

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siluria
May. 7th, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
I was hoping someone would put Sawyer in that nursing home!!!!! Go you :)
tellshannon815
May. 9th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
I'd thought about lots of different scenarios in which these two could have crossed paths, but could never decide how it would play out, with the result that I only just got to writing about it now. But anyway, glad you liked this!
mollivanders
May. 8th, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
Very nice parallels! I really like the way you used the prompt :)
tellshannon815
May. 9th, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I'm glad you liked this - hope we get to see something like this!
arcadiaego
May. 9th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
Very well done. :) I'm hoping this is what happens in canon - Saywer killing Cooper really disturbed me (because of what it did to Sawyer, not because Cooper didn't deserve it.) and I felt they never really explored that afterwards...so I'd like to see that made better somehow by him making a different choice in the AU.
tellshannon815
May. 9th, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
I would have liked to have seen it be explored more (I always hated Cooper for that "she begged me to take her away from her sorry little life" thing, so I can't say that he didn't deserve it!)

I hope we get to see him make this choice - can't we have that next episode instead of Git In Black-centric?
lady_magnesia
May. 12th, 2010 04:51 am (UTC)
Interesting comment on the alt!verse Cooper and Sawyer. I had wondered that myself. :)
tellshannon815
May. 12th, 2010 10:21 pm (UTC)
I hope we get to see something like this!
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