This set of three flashbacks was my submission to the "Claire Rankin Characters Mini-Ficathon." They're set in my "Fireweed" AU, in which Janette brought Fleur across, accelerating Nick's rejection of vampirism. (No need to read the original. That's all the context.)
I have a soft spot for Nick's sister. My 1998 "Fireweed" vampire Fleur differs from my 2008 "Starwort" human Fleur, I noticed as I revisited her. Different lives made different women from the same origin. Yoked to Lacroix, "Fireweed" Fleur's development was constrained. "Starwort" Fleur grew further faster, living human. One of these days, I will finish "Amaranth" Fleur, who goes farthest of all.
|•||Title:||"Three Fireweed Seeds"|
|•||Date:||Posted to FKFic-L March 5, 2009|
|•||Rating:||PG-13 (gen, f/f, m/f)|
|•||Summary:||"Reconnection:" Nick watches over Fleur. "Responses:" Fleur tries to comfort Erica. "Recoil:" Lacroix has driven Fleur away.|
|•||Setting:||1229 Paris, 1700 London, 1966 Bonn|
|•||Characters:||Fleur, Nick, Erica, Lacroix|
|•||Quotation:||"So then why, why, why had he burned the Abbarratt without letting her read it first?"|
"Responses," the second of the three ficlets, replied to an f/f prompt. It is my first try at such, and I suspect I failed the prompt's intention. One lesson I'm taking is that a fully successful run at that prompt would require its own custom AU.