This is the story I contributed to the December 2009 oldschoolfic ficathon. My thanks to sharpest_asp for her prompt of "Nick and Lacroix, Family Bonding," and to batdina, amilyn, leela_cat and much_madness for beta-reading and discussion. This prompt nudged me to reacquaint myself with some episodes I rarely watch, and revisit some themes I hadn't touched in years.
|•||Title:||"In a Family Way" (also on AO3)|
|•||Date:||Posted to FKFic-L January 30, 2010|
|•||Summary:||Nick makes friends on a flight to Paris to see Janette, but Lacroix is on the same plane.|
|•||Characters:||Nick, Lacroix, Janette, Others|
|•||Quotation:||"Your denial of the natural law does not alter it, Nicholas." / "Your rejection of hope does not defeat it, Lacroix."|
"How He Loves" was my return to writing fanfiction after a too-long break. I posted it to fkfic-l on the tenth anniversary of the first airing of "Last Knight," not because it has anything to do with LK, but because, ten years on, we were still there. Memorial and celebration. Now it's twelve years on. And here we still are. And the airwaves bloom with new shows not entirely unlike our beloved Forever Knight. Though of course none will ever again be FK, flashbacks and fantasy, mystery and metaphysics, dear friends and days gone by.
(In passing, while this is not a song-challenge story, it was very much inspired by the Air Supply hit "Making Love out of Nothing at All." There's this game in which every song is an FK filk. If FK were a pop-rock musical, "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" -- taken down an octave or more, natch -- would be to Lacroix what "Stars" is to Javert.)
|•||Title:||"How He Loves"|
|•||Date:||Posted to FKFic-L on May 18, 2006|
|•||Summary:||Lacroix moves through Toronto, unable to stop thinking about Nick's feelings for Emily Weiss.|
|•||Setting:||Immediately after "Stranger Than Fiction"|
|•||Characters:||Lacroix, Nick, Others|
|•||Quotation:||"Let him think me routed for the moment, if he must. I know what he must relearn: this game never ends, and I never lose."|