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Claude Bérubé ([personal profile] downplaying) wrote2014-03-31 10:08 am
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(( FIC : family name ))

[Title:] family name
[Prompt:] Family
[Summary:] He can't run from his surname.

"I'm French," he answers when he's on job and people ask him where he's from - it's an old habit, accentuating his nationality, from way back when his father left for the Ivory Coast, leaving Claude with nothing but a big hole in his childhood naivety and a surname that could give people the wrong idea.

"I'm French," he says, cutting off half of his family tree. The half whose roots extend beyond the pond to a country Claude never visited willingly. Because he might not be able to run from his family name, but he can definitely run from them.