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27 November 2010 @ 03:00 pm
FK Fanfic: "Heart's Ease"  

I've spent many a holiday reading fanfiction; I posted this new piece to FKFic-L on US Thanksgiving Day for anyone in that position this year.  "Heart's Ease" is a tidied-up take on the commentfic I gave hearts_blood in late September; she requested Natalie, Lacroix and "human!Nick" with his first cold in eight centuries.  Thanks to wiliqueen for beta-reading!

My previous post poked fun at the usual characteristics of my fanfic, so there's irony that this light little story runs off those rails.  If I didn't know, I wouldn't guess it was me.  (Would you?)

  •   Title: "Heart's Ease" (also on AO3)
  •   Length: ~1,200 words
  •   Date: Posted to FKFic-L on November 25, 2010
  •   Rating: G
  •   Summary: Soon after achieving a cure, Nick finds himself at the hospital.
  •   Characters:   Nick, Tracy, Lacroix, Natalie
  •   Quotation: "You aren't going to spend a sick day on a little cold, are you?"

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PJ1228pj1228 on November 28th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
I had read this in your original post, but I'm not sure if I commented on it. In case I did not, I'm doing it now:

Although I usually don't like when Nick becomes mortal, I enjoyed reading this. I love the humour and the lightness. I love the Lacroix scene in particular. He must be on the brink of a nervous breakdown (although he's probably immune to that), constantly worrying that his precious son gets himself killed while being mortal. It's endearing to see him monitoring Nick's steps via police radio instead of their former bond.

Thanks for sharing.
Amy R.: Thanksbrightknightie on November 29th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Thank you! No, you hadn't replied by email; thank you very much for replying here, and thank you for reading in either venue.

>"It's endearing to see him monitoring Nick's steps via police radio instead of their former bond."

I'm delighted that this line worked for you. It may be my favorite tidbit in this little story.

I wouldn't have tried something quite like this without hearts_blood's prompt; I'm thinking that I should play commentfic games like that more often, at least when I'm feeling stuck in writing.