July 23rd, 2007

city and bridge in evening

Cat and Mouse

ORIGINALLY MADE: Unknown - 2004/5?
TITLE of challenge (if any): Cat and Mouse

What if Max, after her encounter with Ben, came to a startling realization: that she truly craved the hunt; the adrenaline, the rush, the power of the chase and the satisfaction of catching her preyyet she manages to curb the instinct. However, when Ben gets away with murder, Max knows she can't let him go on killing. Deciding to follow her 'brother', she gets more than she bargained for when she begins a dangerous game of cat and mouse.
city and bridge in evening

The Hardest Word

TITLE of challenge (if any): The Hardest Word
DETAILS: Post-TBA, Alec apologises to Rachel

Sorry seems to be the hardest word.

'What if he hadn't loved her?' He'd been enthralled by her flawed beauty and innocence, and the fact that she thought she loved him...but he never returned the sentiment. Wracked with guilt at her graveside, he apologizes for more than not saving her, but for not setting her free of her misconceptions.

city and bridge in evening


ORIGINALLY MADE: Unknown - 2005?
TITLE of challenge (if any): Reflections

Biggs was part of the team sent to make sure Alec took care of Berrisford. Alec knows this - Biggs didn't lie to his friend and, well, him being in the van when they rushed Alec away from the scene was a bit of a giveaway.

But Biggs is lamenting the change in their friendship and what living on the outside has shown him about life and death, and the strength to carry on despite all.

What I'd like to see (though this is not a requirement):

- A bit of a reflection on Max, and how Biggs originally thought she'd had it easy on the outside, that she couldn't possibly understand the depths of pain and suffering, only to learn just how hard the transition must have been for her, and at such a young age at that.

- Biggs' outlook on friendships, trust and love. His understanding of Alec's suffering with the loss of Rachel - almost by his (Biggs') own hand. Biggs' considers all this and can't help but admire his friend for daring to love again.

city and bridge in evening

As The Bow Breaks

TITLE of challenge (if any): As The Bow Breaks

Challenge: Max wakes up in hospital and is told that the past ten years of her life were all just a figment of her twisted imagination. Will she learn to cope or will the pressure and uncertainty of what is real and what is not be too much for her fragile mind to handle and end up shattering her completely?

Comments: If you wish to interpret this as Max still being at Manticore, go for it. If you want to assume that her life as a Transgenic was fake, that works too. I'm just interested in her state of mind :P

Poster's Note: After rewatching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, episode "Normal Again", I got to thinking and figured it might be interesting to see what people could come up with using a similar (not necessarily with the same ending!) storyline for Max.

I'm not sure if this idea has ever been used before as I've never seen any stories like it in this fandom. In any case, I'd love to see a story written using this plot.