S. Derkins
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This file features reviews of stories written by S. Derkins. For any other fiction by this bard please visit any of the Xena fan fiction indexes.

ANOTHER BEGINNING by S. Derkins -- [Alt]
A different presentation of the events in the episode BEEN THERE, DONE THAT that has Xena once again trying to solve the mystery of the repeating day but struggling also to talk with Gabrielle about the new feelings they've both been experiencing. - 6 pgs., 10/16/97

**BRIDGES by S. Derkins -- [Alt]
Unable to hide her growing feelings for Gabrielle, Xena is forced to acknowledge them, only to discover that the little bard has been experiencing similar feelings herself and is very interested in pursuing these. As the two travel into dangerous territory, both on land and in matters of the heart, they agree to take things slow - growing more certain every day of the love they feel but wary of damaging the friendship they've always cherished. I LOVE THIS STORY!! It is a VERY sweet, romantic journey of discovery for the Warrior Princess and her bard - a funny and thoughtful treatment of the relationship that is going to remind readers of that exciting, awkward time just before friends turn into lovers. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Oh and an Amazon alert on this one! ;-) [See also the sequel BRIDGES II] - 16 pgs., 6/97.

BRIDGES II by S. Derkins -- [Alt]
Starting where BRIDGES left off - this sequel maintains the sweet quality of the original following Xena and Gabrielle on the first day of a new life for them - a life in which they are suddenly much more comfortable expressing their feelings. - 23 pgs., 7/19/97

ENTHRALLED by S. Derkins -- [Alt]
Yet another of those unconventional uber stories, this one a historical one following the struggles of a beautiful captive from the lands of the North as she's forced into a life of slavery, eventually becoming part of an Indian lord's household. Purchased by a sadistic owner, Skye struggles to maintain her dignity with little hope for the future until another heart, also longing for freedom, reaches out to her, awakening the proud Northerner to feelings she's never known before and bringing two soulmates together again. Original premise and original characterizations in a poignant storyline. - 24 pgs., 12/30/98
FANFIC ART: Felioness Story Cover

GENTLE PASSIONS by S. Derkins -- [Alt]
Set just after the end of the episode ONE AGAINST AN ARMY, this little vignette chronicles a deeply emotional moment as an unspoken truth is communicated between warrior and bard. A heart-wringer of a tale, this is a MUST READ! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! -- 2 pgs., 8/22/98

SO SOFTLY INSPIRED by S. Derkins -- [Alt]
Sweet little hurt/comfort story that has Gabrielle taking care of a sick warrior who is soon motivated to resume her usual activities by the lovely bard. - 3 pgs., 2/20/99
FANFIC ART: "So Softly Inspired" by Angelique

**TWO AND A HALF YEAR ITCH by BlackFox and S. Derkins -- [Alt]
This story is NOT TO BE MISSED! Just too funny! Set two and a half years after Xena and Gabrielle first meet, the warrior and bard are desperately in love with one another but too stubborn and scared to admit it so Aphrodite's mischievous son Anteros decides to teach the two a lesson - by having them all sorts of places! - 27 pgs., 7/21/97

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