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CHALLENGE BY: CandyCentric
ORIGINALLY MADE: 12/10
TITLE of challenge (if any): Did you just say 'Heat'?
DETAILS:

As far as I can remember, all of the fics invoving heat revolve around the idea that ALL female Transgenics are affected.  Why is that?  Why does everyone assume that if Max goes into heat everyone else deals with it too.  So, here's the challenge:  It doesn't have to be a 'heat' fic, it doesn't even have to be smutty.  Just write a fic based on the idea that Max is the ONLY Transgenic who experiences heat, even if it's only mentioned in conversation.

city and bridge in evening

Burdens

The following can be read as a two-part plot bunny, or two individual pieces. Please read through both - you may wish to combine them in a story or choose one over the other. The choice is yours. :)

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Title: Burdens: Distance (feel free to change the title)
Issued By: Shay (thewickedquill)
Characters: Max, Logan
Pairing: Max/Logan
Maximum Rating: PG13
Date Issued: July 28, 2010
Crossposted: The E2RH Forums
Requirements: Minimum word count of 500 per piece, 1000 if combined. Cheers!

Details: The song "Perfect Girl" by Sarah McLachlan made me think of two separate individuals: Logan and Alec.

In the first stanza, Max is thinking of her relationship with Logan. In my mind she is feeling burdened by the distance the virus has put between them and disillusioned by Logan's continued optimism and displays of affection, all the more painful because they cannot act upon the desires between them. (She may also feel the weight of other feelings - that's your call.)

Am I faithful, am I strong, am I good enough to belong
In your reverie a perfect girl
Your vision of romance is cruel and all along I played the fool
All your expectations bury me


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Title: Burdens: Guilt (feel free to change the title)
Issued By: Shay (thewickedquill)
Characters: Max, Alec
Pairing: Max/Alec (if desired, not a requirement)
Maximum Rating: PG13
Date Issued: July 28, 2010
Crossposted: The E2RH Forums
Requirements: Minimum word count of 500 per piece, 1000 if combined. Cheers!

Details: The song "Perfect Girl" by Sarah McLachlan made me think of two separate individuals: Logan and Alec.

In the second stanza, she is addressing her relationship with Alec. Max has realized that she tends to treat Alec badly (often as a result of him needling her the wrong way or working up her for fun.) She acknowledges that she hurts him and consequently feels guilty for it.

I own my insecurities I try to own my destiny
That I can make or break it if I choose
But you take my words and twist them 'round
Til I'm the one who brings you down
Make me feel like I'm the one to blame for all of this...


Additional Notes: I'd love to see what someone might come up with for either or both of these. Whether it's a wake-up call for the end of relationship number one and a turning point in relationship number two, is entirely up to you. It could be neither. Max might still hold on to her connection with Logan, he has, after all, been her safety net for so long and a long-cherished desire seemingly out of reach. It's never easy to give up on a dream.



I truly hope someone will make something of this! Be sure to let me know if you decide to pick it up and good luck and happy writing!
welcome

Living in my Skin

CHALLENGE BY: janes_membrane
ORIGINALLY MADE: 02/10
TITLE of challenge (if any): Living in my Skin (Title can be changed)
DETAILS: Angst.

Alec/Rachel


When a bad case of getting blown up makes Alec forget who he is and start believing he is Simon Lehane, the identity he took up during his Berrisford assignment, chaos ensues. Having a hole in the middle of TC is bad enough but the memory gap in the guy in charge of the supply run is worse.

Getting Alec back to normal is an obvious priority. But it's easier said than done. Doctors can't tell when or if Alec will recover from his current ailment. Those assigned to re-train him keep quitting since they find it unconfortable and distressing to work with an Alec who is more uptight and a bigger prude than Logan. Mole's been shot in the ass, though whether it was by accident or not is still up for debate.

But despite the hole in the middle of TC, the disruption in the supply run and the mishaps during the military re-training sessions, the biggest challenge they all face is telling a guy he can't try to find the girl he loves because she's dead and he, in some capacity, was involved in the cause of her death.



shadows

King Solomon's Decision

CHALLENGE BY: janes_membrane
ORIGINALLY MADE: 02/10
TITLE of challenge (if any): King Solomon's Decision (Title can be changed)
DETAILS: Angst.

Alec/Rachel

A few years after the Berrisford Agenda, Alec and Robert Berrisford see each other again. But this time Berrisford has a child with him. His grandchild.

Turns out, Rachel was pregnant when the car bomb exploded. The pregnancy was not affected by the blast or the coma. But after giving birth, Rachel started to deteriorate and died.

Drama ensues as Alec struggles with his need to get to know his child vs. leaving the child with Berrisford so that s/he could have a shot at a normal life.

Special request: Leave room for the possibility that Alec will leave to come to work for Berrisford so that he could be closer to his child.



your momma

I Put a Spell on You

CHALLENGE BY: janes_membrane
ORIGINALLY MADE: 02/10
TITLE of challenge (if any): I Put a Spell on You (Title can be changed)
DETAILS: Angst/Comedy/Romance.

Alec/Rachel Alec/Original Character

How far would you go for love? If the object of your affections doesn't even notice you, is the journey over before it began?

For one X5 battle processor, it seemed like the answer to the latter question is yes. But with the help of a match making Psy-Ops operative, her answer to the first question is "far, very far".

With a slew of data on behaviour pattern probability and mind manipulation on hand, doors are opening for the lovelorn X5 and her Psy-Ops cupid. Sure, the doors are curtained in illusion and a whole bunch of statistics, but they are open nonetheless. Sounds devious right? It's not like they're hurting anyone. What's a little mind warp to make a guy see his dead so-called soul mate in you?

Like any good soldier and battle processor the X5 is ready to experience comedy, action and a boat load of drama. From her point of view all of it would be worth it as long as she gets to experience love and most of all experience love with Alec.

But deception is never a good thing and the girls are going to learn that no one should mess with the memory of a person's dead ex.



shadows

Broken Fairytale

CHALLENGE BY: janes_membrane
ORIGINALLY MADE: 01/10
TITLE of challenge (if any): Broken Fairytale (Title can be changed)
DETAILS: Angst/Romance.

Max/Logan Alec/Original Character

It's been years since the stand in Terminal City. Transgenics are now accepted and many have gone their own way. Max is still with Logan but the years of not being able to touch each other has been a real strain. On a day like any other, Max is surprised when Alec shows up asking for a favor. A baby. He, suprisingly enough, found love and she wants to have a family with him. But with trangenics being a combo of different genes, compatibility is a big problem with "mixed" couples and many have gone childless.

Max agrees to donate an egg and act as a surrogate despite Logan's misgivings. And as the pregnancy months go by, she finds herself envying Alec and his wife as they grow closer with the impending birth while she and Logan are drifting apart as the situation highlights all the things missing in their own relationship.


Author decides if Max start to have feelings for Alec as he also takes care of her since she's carrying his child. But Alec shouldstay loyal to wife.


your momma

Heaven Help Us

CHALLENGE BY: janes_membrane
ORIGINALLY MADE: 01/10
TITLE of challenge (if any): Heaven Help Us
DETAILS: Humor.


Everyone thinks that Alec is your average X5. What if some rogue scientist added a few "enhancements" to Alec, when he was cloned from Ben, without telling anyone in Manticore? Wing!fic. At one point Mole jokingly says that even as a nomalie Alec is still disgustingly pretty.


Author decides if this should have a Max/Alec pairing.


your momma

The Devil Wears Prada


CHALLENGE BY: janes_membrane
ORIGINALLY MADE: 01/10
TITLE of challenge (if any): The Devil Wears Prada
DETAILS: Humor.

The X-series transgenics are strong, fast, sleek, mysterious and beautiful. They are the definition of excellence and superiority. As the mainstream has started to embrace the once shunned residents of Terminal City and are clamoring for all things transgenic,one car or fashion company has latched on to the idea that the X Series' image would go well with the image their company wants to project. And they already have one transgenic in mind, Alec.

Laughter ensues as Mole fronts as Alec's manager (to make those slick Company Execs think twice before cheating them), Ralph and/or Zero discover that being a soldier is sometimes easier than being an intern, Dalton debuts into puberty by falling for the former model tutoring Alec and Max is pissy over losing two of her lieutenants (Alec and Mole) to the world of glitz and glamour even if just for a short time.


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Trees and their Fruits


CHALLENGE BY: janes_membrane
ORIGINALLY MADE: 01/10
TITLE of challenge (if any): Trees and their Fruits (If you have something better please change)
DETAILS: Angst.

Max has always looked for her mother. When they get a lead that a woman in a mental institution could be a former Manticore surrogate, Max takes off to investigate. The woman is a surrogate alright. But she gave birth 2 boys, one of which has already followed her footsteps and gone crazy.

Author decides if this should have a Max/Alec pairing.