Story Title: How Does Fate Decide?
Fandom(s): Back to the Future Trilogy
Summary: How does fate decide who lives and who dies? Written for Round 1//Challenge 1 at movie_las on LiveJournal
Character(s)//Pairing(s): Calvin McFly (OC), Marty McFly
Word Count: 201
Written: Wednesday, December 29, 2010
I felt as if I'd been run over by a car. There, side by side in the maternity ward of Hill Valley Medical Center, were two incubators.
They should have been identical, but they weren't, we weren't. Calvin was small, too small, sickly.
When I'd asked Doc to bring me here, to the day of my birth, I'd never imagined I would find this. I never expected to have my heart broken. I'd had a twin, a brother, who perhaps would have been my best friend.
I watched the babies, my breath faltering as I slowly saw Calvin's eyes opening. And just for that moment, as we stared at one another, I felt the bond between us.
But then, just as quickly as he'd opened them, his eyes closed once more, and a long beep followed. Tears filled my own as I watched the nurse run in from the adjoining office, as I saw all signs of life leave his small fragile body.
I turned to watch the other baby, myself, and wondered why fate had chosen me to survive. Wondering why I slept on peacefully, while my brother died just feet away. How does fate decide?