Burdens by TransmuteJun
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Joe has trouble dealing with the way his cybernetic nature isolates him from the rest of the team... especially Jun.


“Things are different, now.”

“I know.” Ryu groaned. “But why does it have to be such a big deal? We’re all fine with it. Why aren’t you?”

He meant well, but he didn’t understand. How could he? Ryu could never comprehend the emotional agony gripping its cold fingers around my heart each day.

I didn’t want to get into this right now, and certainly not with Ryu. He was terrible at keeping secrets.

“I think I’ll go back to help Ken.” I said.

“If you want to work on some boring, old reports, instead of having fun, then you really have changed, Joe.” Ryu said. “It’s like you want to distance yourself from us; like you want to be miserable.”

He had a point. I did want to distance myself. But didn’t want to make myself miserable. I just was miserable. It was more of an undesired side effect to life, rather than something I had consciously chosen.


Rated: 13+
Categories: Gatchaman
Characters: Gel Sadra, Goon, Jinpei, Joe Asakura, Jun, Ken Washio, Ryu Nakanishi, Sosai X
Genre: Angst, Character Study, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Story Warnings: Mild Adult Situations, Mild Language, Mild Sexual References, Mild Violence
Timeframe: Mid-Series
Universe: Canon
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 15 Completed: Yes
Word count: 34952 Read: 47784
Published: 06/04/2007 Updated: 06/04/2007
Story Notes:

This fic is set after Episode 46 of Gatchaman II.

Many thanks to Blue Swan, my Gatch II/F guru! Without her help, I would never have been able to write this fic.


1. Chapter 1 by TransmuteJun [Reviews - 1] (1750 words)

2. Chapter 2 by TransmuteJun [Reviews - 0] (2320 words)

3. Chapter 3 by TransmuteJun [Reviews - 0] (2585 words)

4. Chapter 4 by TransmuteJun [Reviews - 0] (2002 words)

5. Chapter 5 by TransmuteJun [Reviews - 0] (2946 words)
This chapter is dedicated to Blue Swan, who humorous and insightful comments about Gatch inspired the scene with Officer Manton and his troops.

6. Chapter 6 by TransmuteJun [Reviews - 0] (2300 words)

7. Chapter 7 by TransmuteJun [Reviews - 0] (3272 words)

8. Chapter 8 by TransmuteJun [Reviews - 0] (2628 words)

9. Chapter 9 by TransmuteJun [Reviews - 0] (2399 words)

10. Chapter 10 by TransmuteJun [Reviews - 0] (1899 words)

11. Chapter 11 by TransmuteJun [Reviews - 0] (3103 words)

12. Chapter 12 by TransmuteJun [Reviews - 0] (2330 words)

13. Chapter 13 by TransmuteJun [Reviews - 0] (2158 words)

14. Chapter 14 by TransmuteJun [Reviews - 0] (2574 words)
Thanks to Gary Barlow for inspiring me with his words.

15. Epilogue by TransmuteJun [Reviews - 0] (686 words)