Next in this rolling retrospective is "A Matter of Time." The twist of this story depends on its readers knowing both "Last Knight" and "A More Permanent Hell" fairly well. That did not seem like much to ask six years ago, but I wonder whether now such canon knowledge would indeed be too much to ask. Time passes; things change. What is the custom for assuming canon familiarity in other long-sleeping fandoms?
I'm happy to get to say that this is the fifth most popular story I've ever posted. My thanks to those who have let me know they've read it!
|•||Title:||"A Matter of Time"|
|•||Date:||Posted to FKFic-L June 24, 2002|
|•||Summary:||A much-changed Natalie confronts Nick with a stunning request only he can fulfill.|
|•||Quotation:||"Fully awake, he could feel the splice in the metaphysical rope of his artificial life, the place where his being twisted inextricably with hers. Family. The monster who had done this to her was close kin."|