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Niki ([personal profile] niki_chidon) wrote2012-02-21 09:25 pm

Fic: From the Cold and Frost 6/6 (National Treasure; Ian/Ben, Riley/OFC)

Title: From the Cold and Frost 6/6: Fitting Ornaments for Heroes
Author: Niki
Fandom: National Treasure (movie)
Series: Follows A More Perfect Union and The Age of Fire and Gravel
Pairings: Ben/Ian, Riley/OFC (Mina)
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Disney owns most of them.
Summary: The *next* treasure, though to be fair, it's really a part of the previous one...
Notes: Book of Secrets didn't happen. Reading Fire and Gravel before this recommended.
Previous Chapters: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5
Thanks to Sila for yet more Dutchisms! Source reading at the end of the this chapter. Thanks to Mr Niki (he chose the name;) for random historical data. Oh, and to my mom for the suggestion for the location of the treasure.

Epilogue: Mina; “Fitting Ornaments for Heroes”

The first person born on the Antarctic mainland was Emilio Marcos Palma in 1978. After him, there have been two others. Lumi Joanna Benjamina Poole was the fourth, and I bet she's the first child born in Atlantis for at least two millennia.

In case you're wondering, 'Lumi' is the Finnish word for snow – Riley insisted. And when he found 'Benjamina' from a book of baby names he insisted she'd get that as a second name, so I insisted we'd name her after Ian as well. 'Ian' is a Gaelic form of 'John', hence 'Johanna' would be its female form. Johanna. Joanna. It was too perfect to pass. So she became Lumi Joanna Benjamina. She's going to hate us when she grows up, I fear. We call her Lu-me. Our co-workers call her Mina junior.

Ben and Ian came to witness her birth and to keep Riley from panicking. They wear matching heavy golden rings but when asked about their marriage ceremony, they just smile. Let them keep their secrets.

But one day I will want to know why Ben has a new scar on his left hand and where they got those very old rings.

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Sources: Wikipedia ('Homosexuality in Nazi Germany', 'Lake Toplitz', 'Antarctica', etc.); Heather Pringle: The Master Plan, Catherine Scott-Clark & Adrian Levy: The Amber Room; Crawford's translation of the Kalevala

There are many other legends,
Incantations that were taught me,
That I found along the wayside …
- The Kalevala (transl. By Crawford)

(No, there will not be a sequel. Really.)

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