"Fireweed" is my longest story to date. (To my surprise, "In the Light of Day" falls short by 11,000 words!)
This alternate universe diverges during the "Be My Valentine" flashbacks with Janette bringing Fleur across, and then parallels canon, asking what would have been different had Fleur been there. I named the story for Epilobium angustifolium, a particular flower species [Fleur] that thrives in the aftermath of wildfires ["Ashes to Ashes"] in northern climates [Toronto].
|•||Date:||Posted to FKFic-L in December 1998|
|•||Summary:||As Natalie strives to derive a cure for vampirism from Divia's lethal venom, Fleur returns to her family.|
|•||Setting:||After "Ashes to Ashes," with flashbacks to 1229|
|•||Characters:||Nick, Natalie, Janette, Lacroix, Fleur, Grace, Tracy, Others|
|•||Quotation:||"I hope, Doctor Lambert, that you will tell my brother of my attempt last night to dissuade you. He will be looking for a scapegoat, and I'm not eager to take on the role again so soon."|
And Another Thing 10:39 PM: I almost forgot to mention that "Fireweed" was a nominee in the 1998 FK Fanfiction Awards! My sincere thanks to those who nominated it and voted for it. Your kindness still matters.