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15 March 2008 @ 09:00 am
FK Fanfic: "Last Minutes"  

I began the first draft of this story from Nick's perspective, and then started over again from Natalie's to find it worked better, though entirely differently.  The coda from Lacroix's perspective wasn't on my outline; it just appeared, as Lacroixian things sometimes do.

If this weren't a retrospective, I wouldn't have identified the voices like that, because my hope was for the reader to speculate, for the first few paragraphs, that it is Janette.  But of course the character list below shows that Janette isn't here.  I'm wary of detailed headers for that very reason (spoilers) and I'm glad fkfic-l still does not require them.  That preference seems to be my old-fashioned oddity, though, doubtless because there is ever so much more fanfiction than there used to be -- which is a good thing; don't get me wrong! -- and people in more active fandoms need more ways of sorting through it all.

  •  Title: "Last Minutes"
  •   Length: ~3,100 words
  •   Date: Posted to FKFic-L October 24, 2007
  •   Rating: PG (m/f)
  •   Summary: At a wedding reception, Natalie ensures Nick's secret is kept.
  •   Setting: c.2011
  •   Characters:   Natalie, Nick, Lacroix, Urs, Serena, Lily Toeffler, Catherine Barrington, Others
  •   Quotation: "If most vampires persist in thinking of psychokinetic hypnotism as a magic spell, it's no wonder they don't use it to its full potential."