ithildin
07 January 2013 @ 06:44 pm
'Too Young For Heaven' (04/04)  
Too Young For Heaven ~ Part Four

The clock in the hall struck four as Chris made his way quietly through the sleeping house. He could hear the wind wailing outside, and the scratch of tree branches against the plastered walls of the hacienda. It was the third night since Ezra had left, and while Chris was feeling much stronger, he still tired easily. Charlotte had allowed him a beer with dinner, and afterwards, he'd settled into the rocking chair in the parlour. He must have fallen asleep not long after. He'd woken up a few minutes before, finding himself covered with a blanket. Not feeling like going back to sleep straightaway, he'd decided to find a book to read from the library in Charlotte's study. )


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ithildin
07 January 2013 @ 06:37 pm
'Too Young For Heaven' (03/04)  
Too Young For Heaven ~ Part Three

Chris sat under the apple tree in the back garden, wrapped in a blanket, his feet propped up on a box with a cushion. The late afternoon sun had warmed him and he’d drifted to sleep not long after Ezra and Timothy, Charlotte’s oldest boy, had settled him there. This despite the nap Charlotte had insisted he take after he’d sat in the parlour, listening to Penny play the piano for an hour. Now he half dozed, watching Charlotte, who’d come out to join him a short time ago. Her lap was covered in lace, her head bent in deep concentration as she placed fine stitches across the fabric that would be Jemma’s bridal veil. Her oldest child’s wedding was in less than two weeks, and every time Charlotte was sitting, she was working on some sort of wedding finery. )


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ithildin
07 January 2013 @ 06:23 pm
'Too Young For Heaven' (02/04)  
Too Young For Heaven ~ Part Two

“Nathan, I really must insist that you calm yourself!” Charlotte scolded gently as the healer yet again fussed at Vin to let him up off the bed.

“Honest, I could do them stitches,” Nathan protested.

They were in Nathan’s clinic; Charlotte preparing to restitch Chris’s bullet wound. Due to the cramped quarters, Buck, Josiah, and JD had left, leaving Vin and Ezra to assist Charlotte. Chris had blacked out at some point on the journey up to the clinic, which left Nathan the only conscious patient. The healer had been agitated since they’d brought Chris in, and Vin had done his best to calm their unwilling patient; but to no avail.

“Maybe we should brew one of yer fine healin’ teas there, Nathan. Sure it would make ya feel a whole lot better.” There was a bit of an evil gleam in Vin’s eyes.

Ezra chuckled and even Charlotte’s lips twitched at the rather vengeful tone underlying the sharpshooter’s words. )


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ithildin
07 January 2013 @ 06:06 pm
'Too Young For Heaven' (01/04)  
The beginning of this story may be familiar to some of you. I started posting this in 2009, and never finished it. I would add little bits here and there, but never really sat down to finish. Well, this weekend I did. The beginning has been rewritten somewhat, to better fit in with stories written since, so I'm starting fresh. Sorry you had to wait so long for me to complete this, [livejournal.com profile] grachonok.

Fandoms: Magnificent Seven, Highlander
Rating: PG15
Warnings/Notes: Complete, gen developing into het. This picks up after the final M7 episode, Obsession, and the Highlander episode, Comes a Horseman. This story has the concept of Highlander Immortality, no Highlander characters appear, but are mentioned. It is set after the flashbacks in my story, I Am Going To the West. The title is from the song ‘Where Shall I Go? (A Cowboy's Hard Times)’. You can find the lyrics here.
Character(s): Ezra Standish, Chris Larabee, Vin Tanner, Buck Wilmington, Josiah Sanchez, Nathan Jackson, JD Dunne, Original Characters.
Summary: Sometimes, the only way to escape the dark, and the demons that haunt you, is to have friends who refuse to let you fall.

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Too Young For Heaven

New Mexico Territory, Summer, 1867

“If you want me to come, then of course I shall. But I think you overestimate any influence I might have with Chris.”

“Thank you, Charlotte,” Ezra said. After discussing the situation with Vin and Buck, the three men had decided that Charlotte might be able to reach Chris in that dark place he'd fallen into after his grievous encounter with Ella Gaines. And Ezra privately hoped that it might prove to be a much needed distraction for Charlotte, who seemed to be trapped in a darkness of her own.

She nodded. “Let me change and tell Charles and the children I shall be away for the day.”

Ezra Standish cast a critical eye over his cousin as she threw the last of the feed to the chickens. The morning sun washed over her, giving him a sharp reminder of just how much weight she’d lost in the weeks since Methos had left.  )
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ithildin
14 November 2009 @ 08:10 pm
'Double, Double Pants and Trouble' (01/01)  
Some friends were trying to cheer me up last night, and one of them said I should write a mystery story called 'Who Stole Vin's Pants?', then another friend chimed in, agreeing, but thinking it should be 'Who Stole Vin and Buck's Pants?'. And damned if I haven't gone and written it. And it isn't a crossover! So this is dedicated to (and blamed on), [livejournal.com profile] panthology and [livejournal.com profile] layla_aaron. I'm more of an angst girl, and it's been a long time since I've tried my hand at humour, so I hope it will bring a smile to your faces.

Rating: PG
Notes: This is pure silliness with no redeeming social value whatsoever. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ninjababe for the title idea, and to her and [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for reading it over as it was being written.
Character(s): Ezra Standish, Buck Wilmington, Chris Larabee
Summary: Foul deeds have been perpetrated in Four Corners, and no one's pants are safe!

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Double, Double Pants and Trouble


“Pssssst.”

Ezra sank deeper into his chair in front of the jail, the coffee cup at his lips hiding his smile.  )

 
 
ithildin
14 November 2009 @ 08:10 pm
'Double, Double Pants and Trouble' (01/01)  
Some friends were trying to cheer me up last night, and one of them said I should write a mystery story called 'Who Stole Vin's Pants?', then another friend chimed in, agreeing, but thinking it should be 'Who Stole Vin and Buck's Pants?'. And damned if I haven't gone and written it. And it isn't a crossover! So this is dedicated to (and blamed on), [livejournal.com profile] panthology and [livejournal.com profile] layla_aaron. I'm more of an angst girl, and it's been a long time since I've tried my hand at humour, so I hope it will bring a smile to your faces.

Rating: PG
Notes: This is pure silliness with no redeeming social value whatsoever. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ninjababe for the title idea, and to her and [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for reading it over as it was being written.
Character(s): Ezra Standish, Buck Wilmington, Chris Larabee
Summary: Foul deeds have been perpetrated in Four Corners, and no one's pants are safe!

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Double, Double Pants and Trouble


“Pssssst.”

Ezra sank deeper into his chair in front of the jail, the coffee cup at his lips hiding his smile.  )

 
 
ithildin
14 November 2009 @ 08:10 pm
'Double, Double Pants and Trouble' (01/01)  
Some friends were trying to cheer me up last night, and one of them said I should write a mystery story called 'Who Stole Vin's Pants?', then another friend chimed in, agreeing, but thinking it should be 'Who Stole Vin and Buck's Pants?'. And damned if I haven't gone and written it. And it isn't a crossover! So this is dedicated to (and blamed on), [livejournal.com profile] panthology and [livejournal.com profile] layla_aaron. I'm more of an angst girl, and it's been a long time since I've tried my hand at humour, so I hope it will bring a smile to your faces.

Rating: PG
Notes: This is pure silliness with no redeeming social value whatsoever. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ninjababe for the title idea, and to her and [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for reading it over as it was being written.
Character(s): Ezra Standish, Buck Wilmington, Chris Larabee
Summary: Foul deeds have been perpetrated in Four Corners, and no one's pants are safe!

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Double, Double Pants and Trouble


“Pssssst.”

Ezra sank deeper into his chair in front of the jail, the coffee cup at his lips hiding his smile.  )

 
 
ithildin
03 September 2009 @ 12:59 pm
'The Heart Of A Friend' (02/02)  
Rating: PG
Characters: Vin Tanner, Ezra Standish, Buck Wilmington, Charlotte Black Sparrow, Cecily Black Desjardins
Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for the beta.
Summary: Vin looks toward the future and discovers that dreams can be reality.

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The Heart of a Friend
Part Two


“Now that we’ve settled that,” Charlotte said dryly, “perhaps you’d care to know the actual reason I wished to speak with you?”

Vin nodded. “Reckon I would.”

She picked up a small leather bound book from the low table in front of them and cradled it in her hands. )


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ithildin
03 September 2009 @ 12:59 pm
'The Heart Of A Friend' (02/02)  
Rating: PG
Characters: Vin Tanner, Ezra Standish, Buck Wilmington, Charlotte Black Sparrow, Cecily Black Desjardins
Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for the beta.
Summary: Vin looks toward the future and discovers that dreams can be reality.

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The Heart of a Friend
Part Two


“Now that we’ve settled that,” Charlotte said dryly, “perhaps you’d care to know the actual reason I wished to speak with you?”

Vin nodded. “Reckon I would.”

She picked up a small leather bound book from the low table in front of them and cradled it in her hands. )


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ithildin
03 September 2009 @ 12:59 pm
'The Heart Of A Friend' (02/02)  
Rating: PG
Characters: Vin Tanner, Ezra Standish, Buck Wilmington, Charlotte Black Sparrow, Cecily Black Desjardins
Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for the beta.
Summary: Vin looks toward the future and discovers that dreams can be reality.

__________________===__________________



The Heart of a Friend
Part Two


“Now that we’ve settled that,” Charlotte said dryly, “perhaps you’d care to know the actual reason I wished to speak with you?”

Vin nodded. “Reckon I would.”

She picked up a small leather bound book from the low table in front of them and cradled it in her hands. )


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ithildin
02 September 2009 @ 04:04 pm
'The Heart Of A Friend' (01/02)  
This is what I wrote on my hiatus. The story is set two days after Silk and Firecrackers, and wasn't supposed to be a Vin POV story, but the pesky devil managed to wrangle it somehow. He's been hanging around Ezra too much.

Rating: PG
Characters: Vin Tanner, Ezra Standish, Buck Wilmington, Charlotte Black Sparrow, Cecily Black Desjardins
Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for the beta.
Summary: Vin looks toward the future and discovers that dreams can be reality.

__________________===__________________



The Heart of a Friend
Part One


New Mexico Territory, Autumn, 1867

The afternoon sun hung in the western sky, its golden light warming the cool wind blowing down from the Organ Mountains to the north. It had been a fine autumn so far, and Vin had every expectation that the weather two days hence would be perfect for Chris and Charlotte’s wedding. Pushing his hat farther back on his head, he surveyed the arch that they were constructing in the back garden for the ceremony. It would be finished by the end of the day; or it would if there were less chattering and bickering and more work getting done. )


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ithildin
02 September 2009 @ 04:04 pm
'The Heart Of A Friend' (01/02)  
This is what I wrote on my hiatus. The story is set two days after Silk and Firecrackers, and wasn't supposed to be a Vin POV story, but the pesky devil managed to wrangle it somehow. He's been hanging around Ezra too much.

Rating: PG
Characters: Vin Tanner, Ezra Standish, Buck Wilmington, Charlotte Black Sparrow, Cecily Black Desjardins
Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for the beta.
Summary: Vin looks toward the future and discovers that dreams can be reality.

__________________===__________________



The Heart of a Friend
Part One


New Mexico Territory, Autumn, 1867

The afternoon sun hung in the western sky, its golden light warming the cool wind blowing down from the Organ Mountains to the north. It had been a fine autumn so far, and Vin had every expectation that the weather two days hence would be perfect for Chris and Charlotte’s wedding. Pushing his hat farther back on his head, he surveyed the arch that they were constructing in the back garden for the ceremony. It would be finished by the end of the day; or it would if there were less chattering and bickering and more work getting done. )


PART ONE ][ PART TWO


 
 
ithildin
02 September 2009 @ 04:04 pm
'The Heart Of A Friend' (01/02)  
This is what I wrote on my hiatus. The story is set two days after Silk and Firecrackers, and wasn't supposed to be a Vin POV story, but the pesky devil managed to wrangle it somehow. He's been hanging around Ezra too much.

Rating: PG
Characters: Vin Tanner, Ezra Standish, Buck Wilmington, Charlotte Black Sparrow, Cecily Black Desjardins
Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for the beta.
Summary: Vin looks toward the future and discovers that dreams can be reality.

__________________===__________________



The Heart of a Friend
Part One


New Mexico Territory, Autumn, 1867

The afternoon sun hung in the western sky, its golden light warming the cool wind blowing down from the Organ Mountains to the north. It had been a fine autumn so far, and Vin had every expectation that the weather two days hence would be perfect for Chris and Charlotte’s wedding. Pushing his hat farther back on his head, he surveyed the arch that they were constructing in the back garden for the ceremony. It would be finished by the end of the day; or it would if there were less chattering and bickering and more work getting done. )


PART ONE ][ PART TWO


 
 
ithildin
02 April 2009 @ 06:09 pm
'Too Young For Heaven' (08/??)  
Rating: PG15 for adult situations.
Notes: This story picks up just after the closing scene in the final episode of the series, 'Obsession'. WIP, Magnificent Seven/Highlander, a story in the 'Echoes the Sea' series. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for beta duties and brainstorming.
Characters: Ezra Standish, Chris Larabee, Vin Tanner, Buck Wilmington, Josiah Sanchez, Nathan Jackson, JD Dunne, OFC.
Summary: There are times when the only way to escape the dark, and the demons that haunt you, is to have friends who refuse to let you fall.

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Too Young For Heaven ~ Part Eight

“Hey, stud! Yer looking mighty fine for a man who was gut shot and sewn up twice!” Buck Wilmington called out as his long stride brought him to where Chris and Charlotte were sitting, Vin Tanner following behind him. “Ma’am.” He tipped his hat to Charlotte. “Though if it meant being nursed by a lady as lovely as you, I might consider gettin’ shot myself.” He flashed his most charming smile.

Charlotte laughed at Buck’s outrageous statement. The big man never failed to bring a smile to her lips. It was just impossible to not to be cheered by his good humour and expansive personality. )


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ithildin
02 April 2009 @ 06:09 pm
'Too Young For Heaven' (08/??)  
Rating: PG15 for adult situations.
Notes: This story picks up just after the closing scene in the final episode of the series, 'Obsession'. WIP, Magnificent Seven/Highlander, a story in the 'Echoes the Sea' series. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for beta duties and brainstorming.
Characters: Ezra Standish, Chris Larabee, Vin Tanner, Buck Wilmington, Josiah Sanchez, Nathan Jackson, JD Dunne, OFC.
Summary: There are times when the only way to escape the dark, and the demons that haunt you, is to have friends who refuse to let you fall.

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Too Young For Heaven ~ Part Eight

“Hey, stud! Yer looking mighty fine for a man who was gut shot and sewn up twice!” Buck Wilmington called out as his long stride brought him to where Chris and Charlotte were sitting, Vin Tanner following behind him. “Ma’am.” He tipped his hat to Charlotte. “Though if it meant being nursed by a lady as lovely as you, I might consider gettin’ shot myself.” He flashed his most charming smile.

Charlotte laughed at Buck’s outrageous statement. The big man never failed to bring a smile to her lips. It was just impossible to not to be cheered by his good humour and expansive personality. )


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][ PART EIGHT ][


 
 
ithildin
02 April 2009 @ 06:09 pm
'Too Young For Heaven' (08/??)  
Rating: PG15 for adult situations.
Notes: This story picks up just after the closing scene in the final episode of the series, 'Obsession'. WIP, Magnificent Seven/Highlander, a story in the 'Echoes the Sea' series. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for beta duties and brainstorming.
Characters: Ezra Standish, Chris Larabee, Vin Tanner, Buck Wilmington, Josiah Sanchez, Nathan Jackson, JD Dunne, OFC.
Summary: There are times when the only way to escape the dark, and the demons that haunt you, is to have friends who refuse to let you fall.

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Too Young For Heaven ~ Part Eight

“Hey, stud! Yer looking mighty fine for a man who was gut shot and sewn up twice!” Buck Wilmington called out as his long stride brought him to where Chris and Charlotte were sitting, Vin Tanner following behind him. “Ma’am.” He tipped his hat to Charlotte. “Though if it meant being nursed by a lady as lovely as you, I might consider gettin’ shot myself.” He flashed his most charming smile.

Charlotte laughed at Buck’s outrageous statement. The big man never failed to bring a smile to her lips. It was just impossible to not to be cheered by his good humour and expansive personality. )


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][ PART EIGHT ][


 
 
ithildin
31 March 2009 @ 11:54 am
'Too Young For Heaven' (07/??)  
Rating: PG15 for adult situations.
Notes: This story picks up just after the closing scene in the final episode of the series, 'Obsession'. WIP, Magnificent Seven/Highlander, a story in the 'Echoes the Sea' series. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for beta duties and brainstorming. Some mentions of Pirates of the Caribbean in this part.
Characters: Ezra Standish, Chris Larabee, Vin Tanner, Buck Wilmington, Josiah Sanchez, Nathan Jackson, JD Dunne, OFC.
Summary: There are times when the only way to escape the dark, and the demons that haunt you, is to have friends who refuse to let you fall.

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Too Young For Heaven ~ Part Seven

Chris sat under the apple tree in the back garden, wrapped in a blanket, his feet propped up on a box with a cushion. The late afternoon sun had warmed him and he’d drifted to sleep not long after Ezra and Timothy, Charlotte’s oldest boy, had settled him there.Chris sat under the apple tree in the back garden, wrapped in a blanket, his feet propped up on a box with a cushion. The late afternoon sun had warmed him and he’d drifted to sleep not long after Ezra and Timothy, Charlotte’s oldest boy, had settled him there. )


][ PART ONE ][ PART TWO ][ PART THREE ][ PART FOUR ][ PART FIVE ][ PART SIX ][ PART SEVEN ][
][ PART EIGHT ][


 
 
ithildin
31 March 2009 @ 11:54 am
'Too Young For Heaven' (07/??)  
Rating: PG15 for adult situations.
Notes: This story picks up just after the closing scene in the final episode of the series, 'Obsession'. WIP, Magnificent Seven/Highlander, a story in the 'Echoes the Sea' series. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for beta duties and brainstorming. Some mentions of Pirates of the Caribbean in this part.
Characters: Ezra Standish, Chris Larabee, Vin Tanner, Buck Wilmington, Josiah Sanchez, Nathan Jackson, JD Dunne, OFC.
Summary: There are times when the only way to escape the dark, and the demons that haunt you, is to have friends who refuse to let you fall.

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Too Young For Heaven ~ Part Seven

Chris sat under the apple tree in the back garden, wrapped in a blanket, his feet propped up on a box with a cushion. The late afternoon sun had warmed him and he’d drifted to sleep not long after Ezra and Timothy, Charlotte’s oldest boy, had settled him there.Chris sat under the apple tree in the back garden, wrapped in a blanket, his feet propped up on a box with a cushion. The late afternoon sun had warmed him and he’d drifted to sleep not long after Ezra and Timothy, Charlotte’s oldest boy, had settled him there. )


][ PART ONE ][ PART TWO ][ PART THREE ][ PART FOUR ][ PART FIVE ][ PART SIX ][ PART SEVEN ][
][ PART EIGHT ][


 
 
ithildin
31 March 2009 @ 11:54 am
'Too Young For Heaven' (07/??)  
Rating: PG15 for adult situations.
Notes: This story picks up just after the closing scene in the final episode of the series, 'Obsession'. WIP, Magnificent Seven/Highlander, a story in the 'Echoes the Sea' series. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for beta duties and brainstorming. Some mentions of Pirates of the Caribbean in this part.
Characters: Ezra Standish, Chris Larabee, Vin Tanner, Buck Wilmington, Josiah Sanchez, Nathan Jackson, JD Dunne, OFC.
Summary: There are times when the only way to escape the dark, and the demons that haunt you, is to have friends who refuse to let you fall.

----=========================================----


Too Young For Heaven ~ Part Seven

Chris sat under the apple tree in the back garden, wrapped in a blanket, his feet propped up on a box with a cushion. The late afternoon sun had warmed him and he’d drifted to sleep not long after Ezra and Timothy, Charlotte’s oldest boy, had settled him there.Chris sat under the apple tree in the back garden, wrapped in a blanket, his feet propped up on a box with a cushion. The late afternoon sun had warmed him and he’d drifted to sleep not long after Ezra and Timothy, Charlotte’s oldest boy, had settled him there. )


][ PART ONE ][ PART TWO ][ PART THREE ][ PART FOUR ][ PART FIVE ][ PART SIX ][ PART SEVEN ][
][ PART EIGHT ][


 
 
ithildin
29 March 2009 @ 11:16 am
'Too Young For Heaven' (06/??)  
Rating: PG15 for adult situations.
Notes: This story picks up just after the closing scene in the final episode of the series, 'Obsession'. WIP, Magnificent Seven/Highlander, a story in the 'Echoes the Sea' series. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for beta duties and brainstorming.
Characters: Ezra Standish, Chris Larabee, Vin Tanner, Buck Wilmington, Josiah Sanchez, Nathan Jackson, JD Dunne, OFC.
Summary: There are times when the only way to escape the dark, and the demons that haunt you, is to have friends who refuse to let you fall.

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Too Young For Heaven ~ Part Six

“It seems to be healing nicely,” Charlotte said as she finished placing the clean dressing on Chris’s wound. “And perhaps if you can manage to avoid any bar fights in the near future, it might even heal completely this time.” Her voice was equal measures of gentle reproof and amusement.

It was the second day after Chris had regained consciousness at Charlotte’s ranch, and he was feeling much more clearheaded than he had yesterday. The windows of his room had been opened wide, and the fresh May breeze flooded the room with the scents of spring. He felt more alive than he could recall feeling for a very long time.  )


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