98,149Author on LJ:Author Website: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2383000/glassamilkWhy this must be read:
Author's Summary: 'The Calamity' has left the world stripped and dying. Alone in a civilian bunker in Munich, Sealand will be reunited with the last known living member of his surrogate family and together, they will set out across Europe to find those they have lost.
This story reminded me of the movie The Road, except rather than a father-son duo, you have the representations of Denmark and Sealand (Peter) trying to find their families and what's left of the world nations.
I've been reading fanfiction since the late 90's, so understand when I say that this story DESTROYED me. It is written so real, with such great care to the characters and their utter loss of their IDENTITIES due to this 'Calamity'...and their conviction to find what is left of those they love. It is so human, and tragic. These characters, even little Sealand (not even recognized as a country) feel real, and as readers I dare you not to bleed and mourn with them.
Also, when a writer manages to tear you apart over characters that you barely knew nor cared for (when I read this story i hadn't even SEEN Nordic Countries in the anime), then you know that you have read the words of greatness.
There is a short prequel called 'Ditches' that is found in the link above. Also worth the read. Gutters