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12 December 2011 @ 08:05 pm
Future Imperfect Dresden Fic 1/1  
In a bit of a dark place tonight, feels fitting given the storm currently battering my window, so for day 12 of consci_fan_mo I offer this.

Bookverse Dresden, spoilers up to and including White Night, but obviously goes AU.

Ancient nightmares, archaic legends
Enigmatic dreams--all of it is true
- All the Myths are True by Abney Park

Future Imperfect

His name is whispered in hushed tones even now, centuries after his death. He was both terrible and glorious, closer to a god than any man has ever come. He could be cruel and capricious, but equally fair and generous, given the right situation.

They say he was noble once, that he fought for justice. But he took up the coin, joined with the Fallen. He did it with the best intentions, but everyone knows which road is paved with those. None before or since merged so fully with their Fallen. He was not consumed, he was a true partner, using the talents the Fallen gave him to smite his enemies and protect the weak.

But even without the influence of a fallen angel, absolute power corrupts absolutely and he walked a fine line even before he picked up the Blackened Denarii.

He strode the Earth, destroying all the vampire courts, the White council and even the Fae courts. Anyone who opposed him was obliterated, even his fellow Denarians. Until at last he laid claim to his throne as ruler of all.

He was not a bad tyrant; he protected mankind from the monsters in the darkness. But still, a tyrant he was. He did great things and he did appalling things and he did them for over a millennium. He was the most feared and terrible member of the order of Blackened Denarius to ever walk the Earth. But the most terrible thing of all is that he never was truly possessed by the Denarian, he never let her control him. Whatever was done was not done by Lasciel.

It was all done by Harry Dresden.
The other Weird Al: Dresden - bookverse Harryaeron_lanart on December 12th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
Oh I love this! Such a tantalising and almost chilling look into what could have been because there is a lot of truth in this line he walked a fine line even before he picked up the Blackened Denarii - Harry Dresden does some not very nice things for very good reasons at times.
crashtestskater: taz santacrashtestskater on December 13th, 2011 01:31 am (UTC)
Waaaaa. Creepy. And we all know Harry walks a fine line diping his toes in the darkness from time to time. It wouldn't take much to nudge him over. With the best intentions of course. Perfectly in character. That's what makes it so powerful. Well done. Pardon me while I shiver again. Creepy.