All the Beautiful Pieces

Sep 10, 2014 12:51

Artist: freakingpotter

Author: fmhartz91

Beta: treebleeding

Rating: NC17


Blaine Anderson is spending the summer after graduation flipping houses with his brother for Cooper’s total home renovation show. The show features the worst houses Cooper can buy, with Blaine playing the role of lackey so that Cooper can torture him in front of his viewers. The last house Blaine has to renovate is an original Victorian House in San Diego, CA, which is in terrible condition. But this house turns out to be more than just another job. It was once owned by a famous Vaudeville ventriloquist by the name of Andrew Smythe. It houses a very interesting collection of items - among them, two life-sized puppets. Blaine isn’t sure exactly why, but he’s drawn to them - especially to the one with the beautiful blue eyes. He convinces Cooper to give him the puppets, and Blaine starts to restore them. In the course of the restoration, Blaine finds out that neither puppet is simply a run-of-the-mill puppet, and Andrew Smythe was hiding a secret that will be the key to saving two lives.

(Mention of a character death that happened in the past.)


I am posting this story late because I had it completed (at more than 30,000 words) and while transferring it to a new computer, the file became corrupted, and no matter what I did, it couldn’t be recovered. It killed me especially because freakingpotter did such an incredible job with the art that it deserved to be posted with a completed fic. But I couldn’t sit on these beautiful drawings any longer. So I am posting this as a WIP while I retype all the chapters from memory. In the meantime, oogle over this amazing art, and make sure to heap freakingpotter with tons of praise for being such an amazing artist, and such a supportive person. She was such a joy to work with. I absolutely dedicate this story to her <3

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