Fandom: Metal Gear Solid
Word count: 900-ish
Summary: For you, some things cannot be spoken; cannot be healed.
A/N: Written for fictunes on insanejournal, for the "Birdcage" prompt.
The title, "Ienai," is Japanese, and I picked it for three reasons:
1. Otacon (Hal Emmerich) is a giant anime otaku; you know that man knows Japanese.
2. The line in "Birdcage" I genked the title from is 「悲しみは癒えない」 [kanashimi wa ienai]--"my loneliness can't be healed."
3. In Japanese, the words for "can't be healed," 「癒えない」, and "can't be spoken," 「言えない」, are homonyms--the kanji are different, but they're pronounced the same: "ienai."
This takes place after MGS2 and assumes you know Otacon's terrible, awful backstory.
(link goes to my writing journal, X-posted)