Title: Flashback V
Fandom: Pacific Rim
Pairings/Characters: Newton Geiszler/Hermann Gottlieb; Stacker Pentecost, Herc Hansen, Tendo Choi, Mako Mori, Raleigh Becket, both of the Kaidanovskys
Rating: R / NC-17 [NSFW] across series; more like PG-13 / R in this case
Word Count: 4,140 for this installment [92,340 across series]
Notes: Nineteenth out of twenty; follows Anthology, Afterword, Travelogue I, Travelogue II, Editorial, Postscripts, Flashback I, Carte Blanche, Epistolary, Flashback II, Referendum, Flashback III, Confessional, Interstice, Devotional, Travelogue III, Flashback IV, and Tutorial (full series on AO3). The five scenes in this installment take place within film timeline; most are reconstructions of off-screen moments as I imagine them having happened, and I had to do a great deal of internal timeline reconciliation as well (some hours get lost between morning of the day on which most primary events transpire and evening of that same day; I’ve attempted to account for them).
Summary: Save the world, and live to see your own change.