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Written for [ profile] juliet42in the Summer 2009 multi-fandom [ profile] gen_ficathon.

Title: I Am Become Death
Author: [personal profile] velvetmouse
Fandom: Highlander
Character(s): Methos, Methos, a little bit of Alexa, but mostly Methos
Prompt: a) to exist, b) relationships
Rating: PG
Warnings: Spoilers for the Methos-centric bits of the Timeless/Deliverance/Methuselah's Gift/Through a Glass, Darkly arc in Season 4. But it should make sense without having seen them.
Word Count: 2834
Summary: After five thousand years of death, it takes a dying woman to remind him of life.
Author's Notes: Alex, I tried to incorporate both of your prompts while still keeping it gen-fic! I was intending to make this a light, snappy-dialogue, snarky Methos piece, but the old man had other ideas. He climbed into my head for a couple weeks, got all introspective on me, and this is what came out.

The title is, of course, a supposed quote from J. Robert Oppenheimer, upon seeing the first nuclear bomb tested. Oppenheimer himself was thinking of the Sanskrit Hindu epic Bhagavad Gita; most scholars believe that the translation should be "Time" rather than "Death". Quite frankly, either is appropriate for Methos.

Many thanks to my beta, E.

Remixed into I Am Become Death (The Alexandra Leaving Remix) by [ profile] ishafel for the 2012 Remix Madness.

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