DRAWTOBER #30 - Eurydice; The Original Comeback Kid by Vulcanodon
Richie makes a deal with the devil and Derry pays the price. The Losers reunite to deal with the consequences.
“Behind him, almost imperceptible, he hears the footsteps. Richie’s heart jumps in his chest and he lets out a rush of air but before he can turn Pennywise is in his ear saying, REMEMBER RICHIE: DON’T LOOK BACK.
“Okay, okay.” Richie says, every muscle in his body aching to turn around. "Old school, I can dig it.” ”
the second of my creepy fic recs - totally out of the blue, an IT fic! now I am really, really not a horror fan, I am stuck in a truly ridiculous and frustrating position of being fascinated by horror movies but like… hating them in practice. this one, however, I did really enjoy, and I actually wound up reading this fic before I’d even seen the movies because of someone else posting artwork for it as a fic rec so… we come full circle!
there are a whole bunch of fics that have explored the “Richie brings Eddie back” concept (I know because after I read this I went through ao3 and devoured every single one I could find haha) but I particularly enjoyed how clever and spine-chilling this one was - a lot of fics will go “it’s magic! [shrug]” then get on with plot, which is absolutely a-okay because what we’re really there for is Eddie coming back, but this one really uses the genre and the established lore to pull together a CREEPY AS FUCK magical plot that really sells the concept as more than just fun wish-fulfilment. this one really feels like the third chapter of the story, and if you want something spooky to immerse yourself in, give it a read!