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Summary: Finding out that Michael is still alive and has been held by The Company for four years might be life-altering for Sara and Lincoln, but it’s also just the beginning... (Second in the Daybreak series; Follows "Into the Dark")
Rated: R
Categories: Post-Escape, Post-Series Characters: Agent Alexander Mahone, Agent Felicia Lang, Agent Paul Kellerman, Fernando Sucre, Jane Phillips, Lincoln Burrows, LJ Burrows, Michael Scofield, Michael Scofield Jr, Sara Tancredi, Sofia Lugo
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Family, General, Romance
Pairing: Lincoln and Sofia, Michael and Sara
Warnings: Extreme Language, Original Characters, Sexual Situations, Spoilers S1, Spoilers S2, Spoilers S3, Spoilers S4, Spoilers The Final Break, Work In Progress
Challenges: None
Series: Daybreak
Chapters: 10 Completed: Yes
Word count: 36387 Read: 8526
Published: June 20, 2012 Updated: September 05, 2012
Story Notes:
This is the second of four planned stories that don’t directly violate canon, but take place after Final Break in an attempt to make it more palatable (and, to me, more poetic and satisfying). See “Into the Dark” on this site, ffn or my livejournal for the first in the series.
Huge thanks to andacus for being my beta and mind-mate (as always) and to foxriverinmate for her encouragement and feedback

1. Chapter 1 by isis_uf [ - ] starstarstarstarstar (2225 words)
Disclaimer - If it belonged to me I would have established that Christina Scofield had an horrific sociopathic evil twin that took her place after the lovely mother of both Lincoln and Michael died of liver cancer sometime in the 1980s. Since that didn’t happen... you know that nothing Prison Break related belongs to me.

2. Chapter 2 by isis_uf [ - ] (6606 words)
Author's Note - This is by far the longest chapter. Thank you for reading and a huge extra thanks to those who take the time to review. I'm working on writing chapter eight right now and it's proving to be by far the most difficult. Your feedback in invaluable and motivating!

3. Chapter 3 by isis_uf [ - ] starstarstarstarstar (2199 words)

4. Chapter 4 by isis_uf [ - ] (4496 words)
Apologies if anyone happened to click this when it was momentarily posted as a giant Text Block of Doom. I pulled it quickly, but just in case... Sorry. Points to anyone who recognizes the names of the two Company agents tailing Sara and Linc. Double points to anyone who recognizes the two unnamed law enforcement professionals who have a cameo here. Seriously, kudos if you suss it out. Enjoy! ;-)

5. Chapter 5 by isis_uf [ - ] (4789 words)
I have to apologize for the portion of this chapter that's in Spanish. I don't speak Spanish and the online translation programs are… imprecise.

6. Chapter 6 by isis_uf [ - ] starstarstarstarstar (1972 words)

7. Chapter 7 by isis_uf [ - ] (915 words)
This is by far the shortest chapter, but it kind of demanded to end where it did. Just as an FYI, I have been posting a chapter a week - every Wednesday - on other sites but with this site down and such I'd not been able to post weekly here. This is everything posted elsewhere so far. I will, from this point on, post on Wednesdays here as well. On a COMPLETELY unrelated note, for some reason Oliver speaks with Oliver Platt's voice in my head... IDEK what to do with that. Oliver Platt would make a terrible para-military soldier... My muse has bad casting, apparently...

8. Chapter 8 by isis_uf [ - ] (2629 words)
Here we go...

9. Chapter 9 by isis_uf [ - ] (4690 words)
I am probably moving very soon. So - while I'm going to try to maintain my posting schedule - I can make no promises at this point about continuing to post weekly... other than that I promise to try. Extra special kudos to Andacus on this chapter for making it not sound like Sara misread wikipedia to get all of her medical knowledge and continuing thanks to FoxRiverInmate for her amazing cheerleading skills and grammatical error catches.

10. Chapter 10 by isis_uf [ - ] starstarstarstarstar (5866 words)
This is the last chapter of "Five Minutes to Midnight." Please keep in mind that this is my "season five," so its ending wraps up more like a tv season than a novel. I'm planning on writing the next story in this series - "Way Back to Daylight" - for NaNoWriMo, so you should expect me to begin posting that in December. I also want to take this opportunity to once again thank foxriverinmate for her incredible and unwavering support. Also, I'd like to credit some music that's inspired a lot of parts of this series so far - Ron Pope's Daylight. This chapter, I listened a lot to his track "Headlights on the Highway" for Michael/Sara. "Seven English Girls" was pretty much on repeat throughout any scene with Kellerman. "A Drop in the Ocean" was played a ton when I wrote Sara's dream sequence in chapter two. And "Daylight" actually inspired what became a plot development back in the prequel. Some of his songs are painfully canon ("Shoot Out the Lights" and "Fireflies" especially). This fic is my longest finished story and it's meant a lot to me. I want to thank all of you who have stuck around to read it. Thanks! Now... enjoy!