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Title: Hands
Author: Oedipus Tex
Characters: Heero, original characters
Length: 21,000 words
Summary: My brother is a Gundam pilot...and I said to myself, 'These are the hands of a killer.' The Preventers run a DNA analysis on a guy in hospital, and find the Lang's lost family member. Can this guy, with his mood and secrets, really be their son?

One of my foolproof fic kinks is the outsider POV, and "Hands" satisfies that need nicely. The story itself isn't a long read, but more importantly the original characters are very well done, not flat, frustrating caricatures. Heero's long-lost sister narrates the story of his reunion with his family, something Heero is emphatically not enthusiastic about. The ways that he remains a child-soldier contrast perfectly with the cracks that develop in his armor; the only thing I could ask for would be more of the other pilots, but that's only because I'm a Heero/Duo junkie. A solid, thought-provoking read, if not dazzling.

Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2664123/1/Hands