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Title: Ctrl+Z
Author(s): Oceanbreeze7
Date(s): 25 August 2019 – June 10, 2021
Length: 30,403 words
Genre: gen
Fandom: Alex Rider
External Links: Ctrl+Z (AO3)

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Ctrl+Z is a three-chapter Alex Rider story by Oceanbreeze7.


Yassen Gregorovich died in front of him, smiling and pale and bleeding out and then- Reset.

“Whoa mate!” Tom said, still riding the high of Alex’s sudden success. “You alright-.” “No, I’m not.” Alex said. “Sit, watch the bird poop.” “I’m resetting in time.” Alex said quickly, “yes, like Groundhog day. But it's not. That’s how I got the quiz perfectly. I’m resetting in time randomly and I can’t control it and it’s just like a movie script. You told me to tell you that you got a 77 on Mrs. Blackey’s test.” Tom’s eyes grew, staring at Alex quietly with a bit of wonder. “You’re….resetting?”

“Yes. It’s- I’m going insane-.”

Recs and Reviews

An amazing mindfuck from Oceanbreeze7 (who is really, really good at those.) There isn’t too much of the supernatural in Alex Rider fic, and this is one of the best! Two out of a projected three chapters are posted, I am not certain whether a third chapter is still in the works but the story already reads really well as is. A really unique concept with incredible execution! Gen, incomplete. Canon divergence from sometime during Eagle Strike. (And canon divergence from itself many, many times.)[1]