Escape has irony on its side.
For a weekly prompt about escapes, I chose what would be, to some, the only way out of the mirror.
And so he goes about figuring out how to end it all.
Sick of everything, and sick of the Empress, Andy sets about putting together the means and opportunity to kill himself. He obtains a tricoulamine capsule but the later investigation shows it’s from Crossman Pharmaceuticals and is of an older design, so it was possibly from the earlier doctor, Cyril Morgan.
It’s all because of the death of Melissa Madden, a fact disclosed in Fortune. After Andy and Melissa meet (during The Play at the Plate), a sexual relationship develops between them. When Melissa becomes pregnant, Andrew will have to get her off the ship without the Empress finding out, as Hoshi will kill both of them. Because he can never see his child, he at least wants to try to support the baby, who they have agreed to name Tommy.
Andrew asks his friend, Josh Rosen, to help set up a dummy fund to help support Tommy and Melissa. Josh agrees to launder the funds and make it appear as if it’s an account comprised of the payment of old gambling debts from Game Night. Melissa’s death, in a shuttle crash, moots all of that work.
Several years later, Andrew has the nerve, the means, and the privacy. He write a short note and takes the drug, thereby finally getting away from Hoshi.
- Escape on Fanfiction.net
- Escape on Fictionpad
- In addition, Escape on Wattpad
- Escape in In Between Days context
- Escape in Hall of Mirrors context
The story is Rated K.
I like this neat and tidy little story, and reprised it in The Point is Probably Moot, where I cover the aftermath.