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21 February 2017 @ 08:32 pm
[The Real LJ Idol Season 10] [Home Game] Week 9: Trolley Problem Fanfic: WTNV  
Title: Dilemmas
Rating: G
Word Count: 200
Prompt: therealljidol Season 10 Home Game: Week 9: Trolley Problem
Original/Fandom: Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale (Feels Like a lie when I hold you)
Content Warnings: unhealthy relationships
Summary: This is a poem Carlos writes during Poetry Week in Year 4


I really don't deserve him
But the Erikas aren't lying:
If he didn't love me,
The one who sustains this town,
I wouldn't still be here
Four Years Later

Last year was a mistake
A Time Sink
A Misjudgment
But it was also
A Weird-Time-Real-Life-Equivalent
Of the Ages Old Ethics problem

Do you:
(A) Kill everyone else, and save the one you care about?
(B) Or do you kill the one you care about to save everyone else?
(C) Or do you abandon the villain and kill him to save everyone else?

I feel like in Night Vale proper, there would probably be
a fourth, fifth, and sixth option for this problem
Possibly involving some sort of weird-science miracle
But I didn't get those choices
because I was, but wasn't, in Night Vale at the time.

I chose option 3, even though
I still don't know
If it was
The best choice.

But, I know he loves me
In spite of everything.
He chose me and after a long year,
I finally admitted again to choosing him
Over science and fascination
and wanting to help everyone.
This is my home
Weird as it is
Because it's where he is.

This was written as a Home Game entry for therealljidol's Week 9 Topic: Trolley Problem. The other work thus far in this AU series can be found here on Dreamwidth (LJ, AO3).

This entry was originally posted at http://dreamwriters.dreamwidth.org/38650.html.
Murielle: Scrunchedmurielle on February 22nd, 2017 07:08 am (UTC)
"This is my home
Weird as it is
Because it's where he is."

Absolutely beautiful! This is love.
Teo Sayseternal_ot on February 24th, 2017 07:42 am (UTC)
Nice! I like the feeling it evoked :)