MONDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 3/2/98
[Previous report was for 2/28/98]
3 new ones and an update tonight :)
SHE AINT HEAVY... by Maggie
In the best tradition of all those great hurt/comfort stories, Maggie brings us a tale that will grab those heart-strings early on and just pull at them 'til the very end. Set after the events in BITTER SUITE, this story begins with Xena growing increasingly concerned when she first realizes that Gabrielle is sick. In the ensuing days the bard's condition continues to worsen but the real challenge will come when another deadly development threatens them both leaving them with only their love and determination to rely on. Featuring a very stirring depiction of the Xena/Gab friendship, this is an intense, emotional piece made more so by it's treatment of some of the events in BITTER SUITE. DO NOT MISS!
A SPARK OF MERCY by L. Fox
An interesting, nicely written crossover piece that has Xena the Warlord entering THE TWILIGHT ZONE just as her army is preparing to attack the little village of Poteidaia. The lesson she learns there will plant a seed that will take root and flower in the years to come.
TO RENT ASSUNDER by Daydreams
This vignette follows Xena's decent back into darkness after the events in the episode MATERNAL INSTINCTS.
SLOW POISON by Becky Lutzke
Chapter three of this story is now available. This talented bard returns with a VERY promising new hurt/comfort story. It begins with a shadowy figure stalking Gabrielle who is telling stories at an inn while Xena is away on a mission. By the time the Warrior Princess gets back, Gabrielle is nursing an injury that doesn't seem to be healing. In this latest chapter a figure stalks the bard. Still unfinished, this is well-written and suspenseful. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!