April 2nd, 2011

to the pain

Fic: The Gossamer Fidelity of Man

Title: The Gossamer Fidelity of Man
Author: kay_obsessive
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Miles/Olivier, Miles’ wife, Buccaneer
Word Count: 9,240
Warnings: infidelity, implied sex
Spoilers: Ranges from the Ishvalan War era to post-series, so spoilers all around.
Summary: When Miles received his new orders, the soldier from the Personnel Office gave him a friendly warning along with the official letter. “Make sure all your affairs are in order before you head off. You won’t be taking much leave up there, and things tend to fall apart back home if you’re not careful.”
A/N: Based off that inconsistently translated line where Miles makes a passing reference to his wife. Don’t ask me why my reaction to this was to basically write 9,000 words about a minor character dealing with his marital problems, because I don’t understand it myself. It was definitely not this long in my head. Also, the pretentious title is a reference to a line from Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat” which…has nothing to do with this story at all, really.

( Miles was very loyal, or so they told him. )