Solving Puzzles

“Our whole life is solving puzzles.”puzzle

– Erno Rubik



There are many things in life you have to fight for. There are many things in life that you can fight against. But what if your own past, your own mind or your own heart is your worst enemy?


Genre: (psychological) mystery/gay romance/dystopia

For as long as they can remember, Aiden and Gabriel have been best friends. Inseparable, always. Until two years ago, when they were chosen for different branches of the military special forces protecting Horizon, one of the big multinational companies that have all but taken over the role of governments. Of course they still need to pass a trial peroid to become fully accepted members of the forces, but now that they are back together, that should be child’s play, schouldn’t it?

Unfortunately, strange incidents are reported from company head quarters: the state-of-the-art computer system almost gets hacked, and after a break-in, a certain personell file is found demonstratively placed on the table. Internal investigations are still on-going, and the military units are on alert. Is this really just the doing of a rival company, as the corporate management of Horizon seems to think, or is there more to it?

This is really not the right moment for distraction, but Gabriel has no choice. Ever since he ended up in hospital due to what was treated as a simple dizzy spell, he has been suffering from inexplicable feelings of déjà-vue and panic attacks, which he desperately wants to keep those a secret, even from his best friend. Things keep getting worse, however, and when nighmares turn into hallucinations, there are hints that an event in his past could be the key to everything – if he could only remember.

And Aiden can’t focus on the task at hand either. He has to admit to himself that his feelings for Gabriel have changed since their reunion, but at the same time, he has no idea how to deal with it. In love with his best friend? That can’t be.

For the first time ever, the two friends find themselves keeping secrets from each other. Will they be able to break the silence, or will the silence end up breaking their friendship?


Status: NaNoWriMo project 2016 – first draft in progress

Sources of pictures on this page:
missing puzzle abstract/hd-wallpaper-113131 (by hdwallpapers)
Just ME and YOU (by Add1ct3d)


2 thoughts on “Solving Puzzles

    • Hey :)

      Thank you very much for your comment.
      I have to say that this story is a very ‘light’ dystopia, meaning the dystopian setting is merely the background to the events of the story. In other words, it’s (sort of) the subplot, not the main action.

      (Another project of mine – “Growing Resistance” – is more heavily focused on exploring dystopia as a main theme, including society and structure of a dystopian state.)

      This story will definitely get written, given that I’m quite far into it already. I’m currently doing NaNoWriMo, and had to choose a ‘less developed’ project for that, but after November, I plan to return to this project with the intend to finish it.

      This story was already on my mind when I got into fanfiction. The plot was all there, but the main characters were still quite vague and didn’t even have names yet.

      Then I stumbled across ‘my’ fandom (I’ve only ever written for one) and realised that the very basic version of my characters was almost exactly how I saw two minor characters there, whose backstory I really wanted to explore. So it all came together quite nicely.

      The fandom was Final Fantasy VII, more precisely Crisis Core (the prequel to FF VII; and what I wrote as a fanfiction would technically be the prequel to the prequel).

      So check back some time after November, there might be some news on this story.

      Thanks for your feedback and support :)

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