In "I Will Repay," Janette tells Nick she never converted anyone to vampirism. But what about the Baroness in "If Looks Could Kill"? Some very kind people nominated "Not the Mothering Type" for a 2001 FK Fanfiction Award for its attempt to reconcile those loose canon ends.
Rereading this story tonight, I thought about how it models what I hope to contribute to that "Women are Awesome" femme_fic ficathon. Told from Janette's view, "Not the Mothering Type" stars Janette and Sofia, their challenges and solutions -- and while Lacroix's villainy is not completely overcome in the past, this is first season, where Janette, Sofia and Nick have all outlived him. They are the survivors... of all he put them through, all the deep-seated damage he wrought. They win.
Rereading, I also wondered, in passing: "Golly, could I really tell no story in those days without a Fleur reference?" ;-)
|•||Title:||"Not the Mothering Type"|
|•||Date:||Posted to FKFic-L October 6, 2001|
|•||Summary:||Prompted by Nick, Janette recalls what really happened when Sofia became a vampire.|
|•||Setting:||c.1885 Bavaria (ILCK), framed 1992 (IWR)|
|•||Characters:||Nick, Janette, Sofia, Lacroix, Others|
|•||Quotation:||"Newly returned to this world, Sofia needed -- and would want -- only vibrant, living, human blood, not the sluggish undead mire that was all Janette had to share."|