Journey's End (Blake's 7 story by Riley Cannon)

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Title: Journey's End
Author(s): Riley Cannon
Date(s): November 1994
Fandom: Blake's 7
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Journey's End is a Blake's 7 Avon/Blake story by Riley Cannon.

It was published in Southern Comfort #8.5.

Reactions and Reviews

I wasn't that impressed with Riley Cannon's fics in F&I2, but I genuinely like this one. It posits that Blake and Avon did go to Del 10 and they went hiking together (Blake v unsure why Avon agreed) and Blake taught Avon to fish and Avon was much better at it that Blake - and then they have sex, but they're worried that they might only like each other because Del 10 makes you feel so happy. Plus, there's a subplot about Blake's only previous boyfriend showing up in Avalon's base and making him really uncomfortable (because they broke up because Blake loved the revolution too much) - the ending is mature and thoughtful (and meaningful). It's only a year after F&I but it feels like a different author. Also Blake wears shorts and Avon wears jeans... and did I mention they went fishing together and Avon was really good at it? Yes, I'm weak, I know.[1]

A shore leave fic that makes clever use of the beta particles on Del 10 - when Blake and Avon return to the Liberator, they aren't sure whether what they felt for each other on planet was real. The holiday stuff is sweet and charming without being OOC, and then they meet up with an ex-boyfriend's of Blake's (now part of Avalon's group) who left him because Blake could never put the revolution second. Which is interesting.[2]