The exceedingly talented icon-maker domlandbubbles also knows how to tell a story. "What I Can Do For You" is a lovely character sketch of Doctor Knox as he sits up with one of his patients and muses about recent events and the tendency of history to repeat itself. The author has Knox's voice nailed and constructs an excellent interior monologue, not incidentally commenting on some interesting parallels between what happened in Ishbal and what's happening now. The balance between cynicism and residual commitment in Knox's psyche is well represented here; his take on some of the major characters made me notice things about the original story I hadn't considered in depth. A good read.
[Crossposted to nebroadwe.]