Summary: How to win at losing.
Links: AO3 | Lj
Download: direct download | audiofic archive | 20.6MB | 22.28min
This is one of my all time favorite stories and it left such a mark on me that I think it might have slipped into my subconscious and possibly affected one of my own stories. I hadn't read it in a while until one morning when I was supposed to be working on a project for Uni and ended up re-reading this and taking out my mic to record it.
Nov 1st 2012 edit - I finally remembered to update Audacity (the version I had been using was 3 years old) so I went back and finally got rid of the background noise (with the old version, it either took out too much or too little and it always sounded weird in the end), removed most of the clicks and sigh (not all, because a bit of hesitation just feels right with this story) and removed the lines I had accidentally left in twice after the first round of editing.
This project is really dear to my heart and I'm actually kind of proud of how it turned out. I hope you enjoy listening to it even half as much as I have reading it.