ithildin
24 September 2009 @ 08:25 pm
'All The Reasons Why' (01/01)  
Finally, I've written the story of Maude's First Death that I've been wanting to write for quite some time now. I find her a fascinating character to write, and every so often, give in the urge to explore her a little bit more. This also gave me a chance to explain, maybe just a little, why Charlotte gives Maude so many second chances over the course of their relationship. Hope you enjoy it.

Characters: Maude Standish, Charlotte Sparrow
Notes: PG13, Magnificent Seven in the Aces Immortal/Echoes the Sea AU, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for the beta.
Summary: In a New Orleans alley, two women form a bond that will withstand the centuries.

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All the Reasons Why


New Orleans, 1815

It was different for everyone, how you came back that first time. And yet, there was one emotion that was shared by all; fear. Some quickly suppressed it, others moved past it, and still others never escaped it.

The woman on the bed, gasping for that first lungful of blessed air was no exception. The realization she was alive was swiftly followed by the memory of her death. )

 
 
ithildin
24 September 2009 @ 08:25 pm
'All The Reasons Why' (01/01)  
Finally, I've written the story of Maude's First Death that I've been wanting to write for quite some time now. I find her a fascinating character to write, and every so often, give in the urge to explore her a little bit more. This also gave me a chance to explain, maybe just a little, why Charlotte gives Maude so many second chances over the course of their relationship. Hope you enjoy it.

Characters: Maude Standish, Charlotte Sparrow
Notes: PG13, Magnificent Seven in the Aces Immortal/Echoes the Sea AU, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for the beta.
Summary: In a New Orleans alley, two women form a bond that will withstand the centuries.

===============================================



All the Reasons Why


New Orleans, 1815

It was different for everyone, how you came back that first time. And yet, there was one emotion that was shared by all; fear. Some quickly suppressed it, others moved past it, and still others never escaped it.

The woman on the bed, gasping for that first lungful of blessed air was no exception. The realization she was alive was swiftly followed by the memory of her death. )

 
 
ithildin
24 September 2009 @ 08:25 pm
'All The Reasons Why' (01/01)  
Finally, I've written the story of Maude's First Death that I've been wanting to write for quite some time now. I find her a fascinating character to write, and every so often, give in the urge to explore her a little bit more. This also gave me a chance to explain, maybe just a little, why Charlotte gives Maude so many second chances over the course of their relationship. Hope you enjoy it.

Characters: Maude Standish, Charlotte Sparrow
Notes: PG13, Magnificent Seven in the Aces Immortal/Echoes the Sea AU, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for the beta.
Summary: In a New Orleans alley, two women form a bond that will withstand the centuries.

===============================================



All the Reasons Why


New Orleans, 1815

It was different for everyone, how you came back that first time. And yet, there was one emotion that was shared by all; fear. Some quickly suppressed it, others moved past it, and still others never escaped it.

The woman on the bed, gasping for that first lungful of blessed air was no exception. The realization she was alive was swiftly followed by the memory of her death. )

 
 
ithildin
30 June 2009 @ 07:45 pm
'Always' (01/01)  
Rating: PG13
Notes: Sequel to Bound, a story in the 'Echoes the Sea/Aces Immortal' AU series, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for the beta.
Characters: Ezra Standish, Maude Standish, Charlotte Sparrow.
Summary: Ezra and Maude come together while trying to help Charlotte find her way back to them after an accident.

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Always


San Francisco, 1924

Ezra slammed his fist into the wall outside the sitting room, the pain blossoming across his knuckles and up his arm as broken bones reformed and healed. He rested his head against the cool wood, exhausted and fast losing hope.

It had been two weeks since he had arrived in San Francisco at the behest of his mother. Two horrible, desperate weeks that had been a waking nightmare for the young Immortal. )

 
 
ithildin
30 June 2009 @ 07:45 pm
'Always' (01/01)  
Rating: PG13
Notes: Sequel to Bound, a story in the 'Echoes the Sea/Aces Immortal' AU series, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for the beta.
Characters: Ezra Standish, Maude Standish, Charlotte Sparrow.
Summary: Ezra and Maude come together while trying to help Charlotte find her way back to them after an accident.

===============_______________===============


Always


San Francisco, 1924

Ezra slammed his fist into the wall outside the sitting room, the pain blossoming across his knuckles and up his arm as broken bones reformed and healed. He rested his head against the cool wood, exhausted and fast losing hope.

It had been two weeks since he had arrived in San Francisco at the behest of his mother. Two horrible, desperate weeks that had been a waking nightmare for the young Immortal. )

 
 
ithildin
30 June 2009 @ 07:45 pm
'Always' (01/01)  
Rating: PG13
Notes: Sequel to Bound, a story in the 'Echoes the Sea/Aces Immortal' AU series, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for the beta.
Characters: Ezra Standish, Maude Standish, Charlotte Sparrow.
Summary: Ezra and Maude come together while trying to help Charlotte find her way back to them after an accident.

===============_______________===============


Always


San Francisco, 1924

Ezra slammed his fist into the wall outside the sitting room, the pain blossoming across his knuckles and up his arm as broken bones reformed and healed. He rested his head against the cool wood, exhausted and fast losing hope.

It had been two weeks since he had arrived in San Francisco at the behest of his mother. Two horrible, desperate weeks that had been a waking nightmare for the young Immortal. )

 
 
ithildin
28 June 2009 @ 04:30 pm
'Bound' (01/01)  
Rating: PG13
Notes: In 'I Am Going To The West' there is a reference to an event that took place after Jemma died that Charlotte isn't prepared to talk about. This deals with the aftermath of that incident. A story in the 'Echoes the Sea/Aces Immortal' AU series.
Characters: Ezra Standish, Maude Standish
Summary: When tragedy strikes, Ezra reminds Maude that family looks out for each other.

===============_______________===============


Bound


San Francisco, 1924

“Where is she, Mother?” Ezra demanded, the maid taking his overcoat and hat as he strode into the sitting room, before she left mother and son alone, closing the door behind her.

“In the sunroom.” Maude kissed him on the cheek. “Ezra, wait!” she said, halting him when he would have immediately sought out his cousin. “There are things you need to know, to be prepared for, before you see her. Please.” She waved him towards the sofa.

It was the uncharacteristic concern in his mother’s voice that made Ezra comply. That, and the look she had in her eyes; it was fear, he realized with a chill. He sat down, accepting the drink she pressed into his hands. )


The Sequel: Always

 
 
ithildin
28 June 2009 @ 04:30 pm
'Bound' (01/01)  
Rating: PG13
Notes: In 'I Am Going To The West' there is a reference to an event that took place after Jemma died that Charlotte isn't prepared to talk about. This deals with the aftermath of that incident. A story in the 'Echoes the Sea/Aces Immortal' AU series.
Characters: Ezra Standish, Maude Standish
Summary: When tragedy strikes, Ezra reminds Maude that family looks out for each other.

===============_______________===============


Bound


San Francisco, 1924

“Where is she, Mother?” Ezra demanded, the maid taking his overcoat and hat as he strode into the sitting room, before she left mother and son alone, closing the door behind her.

“In the sunroom.” Maude kissed him on the cheek. “Ezra, wait!” she said, halting him when he would have immediately sought out his cousin. “There are things you need to know, to be prepared for, before you see her. Please.” She waved him towards the sofa.

It was the uncharacteristic concern in his mother’s voice that made Ezra comply. That, and the look she had in her eyes; it was fear, he realized with a chill. He sat down, accepting the drink she pressed into his hands. )


The Sequel: Always

 
 
ithildin
28 June 2009 @ 04:30 pm
'Bound' (01/01)  
Rating: PG13
Notes: In 'I Am Going To The West' there is a reference to an event that took place after Jemma died that Charlotte isn't prepared to talk about. This deals with the aftermath of that incident. A story in the 'Echoes the Sea/Aces Immortal' AU series.
Characters: Ezra Standish, Maude Standish
Summary: When tragedy strikes, Ezra reminds Maude that family looks out for each other.

===============_______________===============


Bound


San Francisco, 1924

“Where is she, Mother?” Ezra demanded, the maid taking his overcoat and hat as he strode into the sitting room, before she left mother and son alone, closing the door behind her.

“In the sunroom.” Maude kissed him on the cheek. “Ezra, wait!” she said, halting him when he would have immediately sought out his cousin. “There are things you need to know, to be prepared for, before you see her. Please.” She waved him towards the sofa.

It was the uncharacteristic concern in his mother’s voice that made Ezra comply. That, and the look she had in her eyes; it was fear, he realized with a chill. He sat down, accepting the drink she pressed into his hands. )


The Sequel: Always

 
 
ithildin
31 December 2008 @ 12:12 pm
Compulsion  
I have this compulsion to write a story surrounding the events of Maude's first death in the M7/Highlander series that [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 and I putter around in. No idea why, but there you go.
 
 
ithildin
31 December 2008 @ 12:12 pm
Compulsion  
I have this compulsion to write a story surrounding the events of Maude's first death in the M7/Highlander series that [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 and I putter around in. No idea why, but there you go.
 
 
ithildin
31 December 2008 @ 12:12 pm
Compulsion  
I have this compulsion to write a story surrounding the events of Maude's first death in the M7/Highlander series that [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 and I putter around in. No idea why, but there you go.
 
 
ithildin
24 December 2008 @ 09:41 am
'A Quarter For Your Shoe' (06/06)  
Just in time for Christmas -- the last part of the story! [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7, I hope you enjoyed your Christmas fic Hanukkah present [g] [HUGS] Happy holidays, everyone!

Characters: Ezra Standish, Maude Standish, Original Characters
Notes: PG, Magnificent Seven, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for the beta. Other Charlotte stories may be found here.
Summary: All Ezra wants for Christmas is his mother.

===============================================



A Quarter For Your Shoe ~ Part Six


Despite the excitement and lateness of the hour the night before, Ezra was still up before the birds Christmas morning. After recounting his recent adventures to his mother, and consuming a mountain of cookies and what seemed like a quart of hot cocoa, he had finally fallen asleep sitting between Maude and Charlotte. The two women had carried the sleeping boy up the stairs to his room, undressed him, got him into his nightclothes, and put him to bed. Charlotte, quietly slipping from the room, had left Maude sitting by the side of his bed, watching her sleeping son. )


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


 
 
ithildin
24 December 2008 @ 09:41 am
'A Quarter For Your Shoe' (06/06)  
Just in time for Christmas -- the last part of the story! [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7, I hope you enjoyed your Christmas fic Hanukkah present [g] [HUGS] Happy holidays, everyone!

Characters: Ezra Standish, Maude Standish, Original Characters
Notes: PG, Magnificent Seven, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for the beta. Other Charlotte stories may be found here.
Summary: All Ezra wants for Christmas is his mother.

===============================================



A Quarter For Your Shoe ~ Part Six


Despite the excitement and lateness of the hour the night before, Ezra was still up before the birds Christmas morning. After recounting his recent adventures to his mother, and consuming a mountain of cookies and what seemed like a quart of hot cocoa, he had finally fallen asleep sitting between Maude and Charlotte. The two women had carried the sleeping boy up the stairs to his room, undressed him, got him into his nightclothes, and put him to bed. Charlotte, quietly slipping from the room, had left Maude sitting by the side of his bed, watching her sleeping son. )


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


 
 
ithildin
24 December 2008 @ 09:41 am
'A Quarter For Your Shoe' (06/06)  
Just in time for Christmas -- the last part of the story! [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7, I hope you enjoyed your Christmas fic Hanukkah present [g] [HUGS] Happy holidays, everyone!

Characters: Ezra Standish, Maude Standish, Original Characters
Notes: PG, Magnificent Seven, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for the beta. Other Charlotte stories may be found here.
Summary: All Ezra wants for Christmas is his mother.

===============================================



A Quarter For Your Shoe ~ Part Six


Despite the excitement and lateness of the hour the night before, Ezra was still up before the birds Christmas morning. After recounting his recent adventures to his mother, and consuming a mountain of cookies and what seemed like a quart of hot cocoa, he had finally fallen asleep sitting between Maude and Charlotte. The two women had carried the sleeping boy up the stairs to his room, undressed him, got him into his nightclothes, and put him to bed. Charlotte, quietly slipping from the room, had left Maude sitting by the side of his bed, watching her sleeping son. )


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


 
 
ithildin
22 December 2008 @ 09:53 pm
'A Quarter For Your Shoe' (05/06)  
[shifty eyes] Yes, it grew by a part! However, I'm working on part six, which is, finally, the last part for real! Promise!

Characters: Ezra Standish, Maude Standish, Original Characters
Notes: PG, Magnificent Seven, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for the beta. Other Charlotte stories may be found here.
Summary: All Ezra wants for Christmas is his mother.

===============================================



A Quarter For Your Shoe ~ Part Five


Though it had snowed most of the day, the skies had cleared shortly after the sun had set. Now, the light of the moon and stars made the freshly fallen snow gleam like silver, making for a spectacular Christmas Eve. The sounds of conversation and good cheer echoed in the night, accompanied by the happy laughter of children as they played in the snow. )


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


 
 
ithildin
22 December 2008 @ 09:53 pm
'A Quarter For Your Shoe' (05/06)  
[shifty eyes] Yes, it grew by a part! However, I'm working on part six, which is, finally, the last part for real! Promise!

Characters: Ezra Standish, Maude Standish, Original Characters
Notes: PG, Magnificent Seven, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for the beta. Other Charlotte stories may be found here.
Summary: All Ezra wants for Christmas is his mother.

===============================================



A Quarter For Your Shoe ~ Part Five


Though it had snowed most of the day, the skies had cleared shortly after the sun had set. Now, the light of the moon and stars made the freshly fallen snow gleam like silver, making for a spectacular Christmas Eve. The sounds of conversation and good cheer echoed in the night, accompanied by the happy laughter of children as they played in the snow. )


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


 
 
ithildin
22 December 2008 @ 09:53 pm
'A Quarter For Your Shoe' (05/06)  
[shifty eyes] Yes, it grew by a part! However, I'm working on part six, which is, finally, the last part for real! Promise!

Characters: Ezra Standish, Maude Standish, Original Characters
Notes: PG, Magnificent Seven, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for the beta. Other Charlotte stories may be found here.
Summary: All Ezra wants for Christmas is his mother.

===============================================



A Quarter For Your Shoe ~ Part Five


Though it had snowed most of the day, the skies had cleared shortly after the sun had set. Now, the light of the moon and stars made the freshly fallen snow gleam like silver, making for a spectacular Christmas Eve. The sounds of conversation and good cheer echoed in the night, accompanied by the happy laughter of children as they played in the snow. )


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


 
 
ithildin
16 December 2008 @ 02:10 pm
'A Quarter For Your Shoe' (04/06)  
Yeah, the story grew by a part -- blame the voices :) Extra virtual Christmas cookies to anyone who who gets my little 'in joke' with one of the characters that appears. Thanks to everyone who has been leaving such lovely comments. It really does mean a great deal to me, and I appreciate each and every one!

Characters: Ezra Standish, Maude Standish, Original Characters
Notes: PG, Magnificent Seven, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for the beta. Other Charlotte stories may be found here.
Summary: All Ezra wants for Christmas is his mother.

===============================================



A Quarter For Your Shoe ~ Part Four


"Don't you trust Mr. Elbert?" Ezra asked curiously as they walked towards the business offices of Black Shipping. He had taken the case with her papers from her, insisting it was the gentlemanly thing to do and now held it in his arms, tight against his chest.

"Of course I do, Ezra. I wouldn't employ him as my business manager if I did not. But it behooves a business owner to be cognizant of all aspects of their operation. This is for the benefit of both me and those under my employ."

Any further discussion was interrupted by the appearance of Mr. Elbert himself. )


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


 
 
ithildin
16 December 2008 @ 02:10 pm
'A Quarter For Your Shoe' (04/06)  
Yeah, the story grew by a part -- blame the voices :) Extra virtual Christmas cookies to anyone who who gets my little 'in joke' with one of the characters that appears. Thanks to everyone who has been leaving such lovely comments. It really does mean a great deal to me, and I appreciate each and every one!

Characters: Ezra Standish, Maude Standish, Original Characters
Notes: PG, Magnificent Seven, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7 for the beta. Other Charlotte stories may be found here.
Summary: All Ezra wants for Christmas is his mother.

===============================================



A Quarter For Your Shoe ~ Part Four


"Don't you trust Mr. Elbert?" Ezra asked curiously as they walked towards the business offices of Black Shipping. He had taken the case with her papers from her, insisting it was the gentlemanly thing to do and now held it in his arms, tight against his chest.

"Of course I do, Ezra. I wouldn't employ him as my business manager if I did not. But it behooves a business owner to be cognizant of all aspects of their operation. This is for the benefit of both me and those under my employ."

Any further discussion was interrupted by the appearance of Mr. Elbert himself. )


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