"Damn it, Javier!" Laine began to retort, but stopped when she heard footsteps coming up the stairs. Just great. Now she'd never persuade Javier. She glared at the vampire who entered the attic.What's New? In January, fkfic-l saw three new stories by three authors. ( list with links )
"Vachon..." Nick's voice faltered as he caught sight of Vachon's guest. "Who...?" Doubt, hope, denial. All of them were visible on his face. "I know you. Don't I?"
This is not a crossover. It's a parody. But it has a smattering of parallel spoilers for the third season of the revived Doctor Who, because I inflicted on Nick and his Professor When show all the spoilers I was unable to duck in real life.
Our beloved brick is so good for this kind of humor, isn't he? I had almost forgotten!
|•||Date:||Posted to FKFic-L on August 30, 2007|
|•||Summary:||It seems everyone has seen the new season of Nick's favorite show -- except him.|
|•||Characters:||Nick, Lacroix, Schanke, Janette, Merlin, Natalie, Others|
|•||Quotation:||"Nick sighed. Putting away killers to atone for his sordid past was all fine and good, but no one should have to work on premiere night."|
Next up in the retrospective is "Kindred Spirits," which falls into the "post tag scene" genre as a direct response to that twitching toe at the end of "Hearts of Darkness." It received a nomination in the 2001 FK Fanfiction Awards, and I'm grateful to those who put it forward! To this day, I believe it ranks among my best fanfiction stories. I'm really rather proud of it; I hope that's not misplaced.
At the time, a few thoughtful readers explicitly praised the choice to not stray from canon into a Nick/Urs romance. They were certainly correct, and a romance had not even occurred to me at the time! But rereading the story today, I must admit that I wondered whether a sequel taking such a non-canonical turn might pre-empt "Ashes to Ashes" and "Last Knight" in a worthwhile way, for a happier, healthier ending all around. Something to think about...
|•||Date:||Posted to FKFic-L in January 2001|
|•||Summary:||Jacqueline turns to Urs and Nick for help.|
|•||Setting:||After "Hearts of Darkness"|
|•||Characters:||Nick, Urs, Ellen/Monika/Jacqueline, Erica, Sofia, Natalie, Lacroix, Enforcers|
|•||Quotation:||"Either one would help me, I guess. Lucien for a price. Javier, because he always does, eventually. And there are others. But unlike them, you'll help her, just because she needs help."|
Fluff. Utter, unremitting fluff. My first fiction response to "Last Knight" was apparently thoroughgoing denial wrapped in sappiness and sprinkled with humor. Eeep! A few years on, this would have been satire, but at the time, I meant it just as it is.
|•||Date:||Posted to FKFic-L in June 1996|
|•||Summary:||Natalie and Nick chat about friends and family, happily ever after.|
|•||Setting:||"Nobody Dies; Nobody Ever Dies"|
|•||Characters:||Natalie, Nick, references to everyone else (that's right: everyone!)|
|•||Quotation:||"How about you, Natalie Lambert Knight, love of my eight hundred and four years? Are you happy?"|