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Rec: A Tale of Two Osgoods, by TheBigCat

Story: A Tale of Two Osgoods
Author: TheBigCat
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 459
Author's Summary: Schrodinger’s Girl. Entangled at the quantum level. She’s Osgood, and she’s Osgood, and this is their story. (Spoilers for The Zygon Inversion)
Characters/Pairings: Osgood

Recced because: I was not exactly a fan of S9's Zygon two-parter, but one thing I did like about those episodes was the expansion of Osgood's character, particularly her steadfast refusal to identify whether she was human or Zygon, because it simply didn't matter. TheBigCat takes this one step further with a look into the Osgoods' internal dialogue: they finish one another's sentences, feel one another's pain, and understand each other on a level no one else does. It's a sweet, compact story that packs a lot of insight into a small number of words.

Excerpt:
We cried for ages when the other Osgood died.

Felt like forever. We couldn't let it go. When someone close to you dies, it feels like your heart's been ripped out of where it should be. Suddenly, everything's cold and distant and nothing's right. And when you lose someone who's actually linked to you-

-it's like nothing that can ever be described. Take the pain of your best friend dying, multiply it by a million, then cut open your chest and shove it. Leave it to fester for a year and a day. Wouldn't that just drive you mad if it happened to you?

It did to us. I'm Osgood-

-and I'm Osgood-

-and sometimes we both cry at night. Why shouldn't we?
Tags: author: thebigcat, character: osgood, rating: all ages, reccer: nonelvis, type: gen
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