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23 December 2007 @ 09:34 am
FK Fanfic: "Send My Love" (a Christmas Story)  

So far, I've rolled this fanfiction retrospective in reverse chronological order.  But today, in a seasonal mood, I'm going to leapfrog ten years in order to reach my one Christmas fanfiction, "Send My Love."  I actually wrote it on Independence Day, a little Christmas in July.  (It's the first of three "Where are they now?" pieces I've posted in the past two years -- and by my standards, that's a bit of a kick!)

  •  Title: "Send My Love"
  •   Length: ~2,505 words
  •   Date: Posted to FKFic-L September 19, 2006
  •   Rating: PG
  •   Summary: Mailing Christmas gifts, Natalie bumps into a very old acquaintance.
  •   Setting: December 2006 (alternate future, diverged just before "Last Knight")
  •   Characters:   Natalie, Janette
  •   Quotation: "Well, she had no intention of leaving her place in line, not for vampire, murderer or apocalyptic space debris.  She had presents to send."

 

 
 
 
One Whose Honesty is Stronger Than Her Fear: really wouldn'tamilyn on July 16th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)
Oh...this is GORGEOUS. Sara, remarried and with a half-brother for Amy. Nick asking Janette to check in on Natalie. All the things left unsaid by Nick, Nat, Janette...the fractures that are there are perfectly visible, even without specific comments. So. Good.

I love love love Nat's emphatic response to Janette's "Should he not have told you?" and Janette's email. I totally didn't expect that she was there at Nick's request till I got to the email and, OH, how perfect...and her telling him she would be honest with him, all because of Nat's comments and her all-night thoughts on them...

The PERFECT descriptions of Janette and Natalie's ironic, "You haven't changed a bit" and Nat's "no, I'm not going to feel self-conscious" bit while going through a laundry list of how she looks and what she's wearing... Really strong visuals from the post office and hotel room.

This is FANTASTIC and especially believable in what it doesn't say and leaves to question.

Wow.
Amy R.: Janettebrightknightie on July 19th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for reading "Send My Love," and for letting me know! I'm delighted that it works for you.

>"I totally didn't expect that she was there at Nick's request till I got to the email and, OH, how perfect...and her telling him she would be honest with him, all because of Nat's comments and her all-night thoughts on them..."

Perhaps curiously, the story idea began as a response to a song on the radio by a male singer, so the first image of the story was from Nick's perspective, though he ended up present only by implication.

Thank you very much for your encouraging response!
One Whose Honesty is Stronger Than Her Fear: natalieamilyn on July 20th, 2008 04:34 am (UTC)
You do very well with Nat and Janette interacting--something we got FAR too little of in the show--you nail their little dance of dislike/discomfort/cameraderie/respect/awkwardness/amusement.
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