Fan Fic: Subversion
Subversion is a Glee Dark Fic by emmaliza, based on a prompt from the glee_angst_meme:
- Finn is home alone one night, and Kurt's new boyfriend, Sam, sneaks into the house; attacking Finn, and raping him in his own bed. Rather than calling the police, or telling someone; Finn goes into denial, washing his sheets to get rid of the blood stains, and pretending that he's fine whenever Sam is invited over for dinner at their place. Burt and Carole notice Finn's discomfort whenever Sam is around, but Burt accuses Finn of being homophobic again.
Tropes present in this work include:
- Characterization Marches On - this was written before season 2 started, and anyone had any real idea who Sam was. It shows.
- Cross Referencing Chapter Titles - The first chapter is called "The Roses". The final chapter is called "The Thorns."
- Crowning Moment of Awesome - The final chapter, including Rachel punching Sam in the face, Will throwing him to the ground, and Kurt spitting in his face.
- Crowning Moment of Heartwarming - Also the final chapter, particularly Finn's conversations with Rachel and Kurt.
- Dark Fic - WOULD NOT HAPPEN IN CANON.
- Depraved Homosexual - Discussed/defied; half Finn's reason for keeping it secret is terror about reinforcing this idea.
- Earn Your Happy Ending
- Hilarious in Hindsight - in chapter 10, Rachel uses the phrase "a rose without a thorn" in reference to the whole situation. In 2x01 of Glee, the real character Sam sings "Every Rose Has its Thorn."
- MistakenForHomophobic - Finn, although without knowing what the readers know it's understandable how people would come to that conclusion.
- Papa Bear -
- Burt chewing Finn out for being disrespectful to Kurt's relationship, and making homophobic comments. Unfortunately, we see it from Finn's POV.
- Will in the final chapter.
- Rape as Drama - the crux of the plot, obviously.
- Tear Jerker - a lot, according to reviewers.
- The Woobie - Finn, obviously.