ithildin
06 January 2014 @ 06:14 pm
'At the Edge of Our Hope' (01/01)  
Title: At The Edge Of Our Hope
Author: [personal profile] ithildin
Written for: [personal profile] merriman
Characters: Methos, Stacker Pentecost, Mako Mori, Amanda, Hercules Hansen, Raleigh Becket.
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: No Highlander character death, but there is crossover character death.

Notes: I wrote Pacific Rim—go figure! It was totally not planned, the idea for the story popping into my head as I read my recipient's request post. Gen, crossover w/Pacific Rim, thanks to my beta and research assistant, [personal profile] ninjababe, for her invaluable help. This story follows the events of the film, with added background from the graphic novel via the Pacific Rim Wiki. Written for the Highlander Shortcuts Holiday Fic Exchange.

Summary: This wasn't the Apocalypse Methos signed up for.


At The Edge Of Our Hope


RUST, IT CRAWLED UP NEARLY EVERY METAL SURFACE OF HONG KONG'S SHATTERDOME. You could smell it, mixed with the stink of the ocean's rot; decay, desperation, humanity's final curtain, waiting to fall. )


The Story On AO3
 
 
ithildin
22 July 2013 @ 06:19 pm
'Rainbow Connection' (01/01)  
Notes: I've written the Hulk. Understand, my only exposure to him is really the Avengers movie, and yet.... When the Hulk starts chattering at you, you pay attention.

Something of a companion piece to Green Tea, though not a sequel. Hulk's thoughts on 'the Puny God' derive from my story White As Snow, Red As Blood, both on AO3, along with this story.

Title from the song, 'Rainbow Connection' -- if you aren't familiar, look it up on YouTube. Really, you have to :D

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Fandoms: Highlander/Avengers/Marvel Movieverse
Rating: PG
Warnings/Notes: Complete, gen friendship, humour, Hulk POV. Also on AO3.
Character(s): Hulk, Bruce Banner, Methos, Original Character.
Summary: Hulk likes tickles, and rain in the sunshine. Lightening is good too.


~Hulk likes tickles, and rain in the sunshine. Lightening is good too.

Rainbow Connection

"I can never adequately repay you for all you've done," the tiny old one said to Bruce. She squeezed his arm, and Hulk shivered. It tickled when the tiny old one touched Bruce. Hulk wished she could touch him, wondering what the tickle would feel like then. But that would make Bruce unhappy, so Hulk was content with just the little tickles. But maybe one day, Hulk would get to touch the tiny one, and he would know.

Bruce smiled at her—Bruce liked the tiny old one. )

 
 
Music Box: High - Linda Ortega
 
 
ithildin
06 June 2013 @ 07:17 pm
'Equivocal Coalescence' (08/08)  
Part the last! I think this is the fastest I've ever completed a long fic -- you didn't have to wait three years for this one :D

I hope you enjoyed it!

Now that we're to the end of Iron Man II, we're in Tony/Pepper territory, if you recall the scene with them on the rooftop at the end of the movie. I'm not much of a shippy writer, so I hope I do the pairing justice in this part. I'm also happy you introduce you to Agents Yang and Bandopadhyay in this final part. Hey, what's a few more OCs?



Fandoms: Iron Man/Marvel Movieverse, Highlander
Rating: PG15
Warnings/Notes: Complete, spoilers for Iron Man II as this is set during the events of the movie, gen friendship with mostly background het. This directly follows Transformative Variations.
Character(s): Tony Stark, Methos, Ezra Standish, Pepper Potts, Nick Fury, Phil Coulson, Natasha Romanoff/Natalie Rushman, James 'Rhodey' Rhodes, Jarvis, Joe Dawson, Justin Hammer, Original Characters.
Summary: Their whole world changed when Tony revealed he was Iron Man, but that wasn't nearly the end of it.

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Part Eight


Stark Expo ~ Flushing, New Jersey

"So why exactly am I being punished?" Charlotte asked plaintively.

They were in the VIP lounge of the main auditorium, watching the crowd file in for the presentation Justin Hammer was scheduled to make. Charlotte's presentation, which had been set for the beginning of the evening, was now to be after Hammer's.

Pepper squeezed her shoulder sympathetically. )


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

 
 
ithildin
08 May 2013 @ 06:41 pm
'Equivocal Coalescence' (07/08)  
The moment I've been waiting for - Tony finds out Charlotte knew Howard. Of course, I didn't know she did, not till Captain America came out, with the inclusion of Howard, which ran smack into our already established WWII history for Charlotte and Ezra. So not really her fault, you know? We'll blame Nick Fury for this one :D Again, a much longer part than initially intended - hope you don't mind!

Fandoms: Iron Man/Marvel Movieverse, Highlander
Rating: PG15
Warnings/Notes: WIP, spoilers for Iron Man II as this is set during the events of the movie, gen friendship with background het.
Character(s): Tony Stark, Methos, Ezra Standish, Pepper Potts, Nick Fury, Phil Coulson, Natasha Romanoff/Natalie Rushman, James 'Rhodey' Rhodes, Jarvis, Joe Dawson, Justin Hammer, Original Characters.
Summary: Their whole world changed when Tony revealed he was Iron Man, but that wasn't nearly the end of it.

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Chapter Seven

Charlotte had found a—relatively—quiet corner of the deck to compose herself. This area was off limits to party goers, not far from Tony's master suite. She leaned over the railing, looking down at the cliffs and ocean below, letting the pull of the surf mesmerize her.

"No jumping," Methos called from behind her.

"Just once?" she asked, looking over her shoulder, managing a weak smile.

"Yes, well, maybe just once," he said, stopping next to her and putting an arm around her waist. )

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


 
 
Music Box: Iron Man 3 Soundtrack
 
 
ithildin
14 April 2013 @ 03:42 pm
'Equivocal Coalescence' (06/08)  
This chapter is a bit of a long one, but I hope it's worth it. I'm really pleased at how it turned out, and hope you enjoy reading it.

Fandoms: Iron Man/Marvel Movieverse, Highlander
Rating: PG15
Warnings/Notes: WIP, spoilers for Iron Man II as this is set during the events of the movie, gen friendship with background het.
Character(s): Tony Stark, Methos, Ezra Standish, Pepper Potts, Nick Fury, Phil Coulson, Natasha Romanoff/Natalie Rushman, James 'Rhodey' Rhodes, Jarvis, Joe Dawson, Justin Hammer, Original Characters.
Summary: Their whole world changed when Tony revealed he was Iron Man, but that wasn't nearly the end of it.

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Chapter Six

As they neared the end of the long winding driveway, Charlotte checked her 'Jarvis-phone' one last time for messages. As she started to put it in her evening bag, the AI's voice issued from the car's stereo speakers. "Madam, Mr. Stark requests your presence in his suite."

"You've got to be kidding me!"

"Indeed not, madam," Jarvis replied. "He was quite insistent."

She shook her head at the facetious note in Jarvis' response—he seemed more real to her some days than actual flesh and blood people she knew. )


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


 
 
ithildin
11 April 2013 @ 05:22 pm
'Equivocal Coalescence' (05/08)  
So this has grown by a chapter, in part due to an extra deleted scene included in the Phase One set for Iron Man II, and Joe Dawson walking in. If they'll all stop being so chatty, maybe this will be six chapters, but if the don't, I can see seven :D

Fandoms: Iron Man/Marvel Movieverse, Highlander
Rating: PG15
Warnings/Notes: WIP, spoilers for Iron Man II as this is set during the events of the movie, gen friendship with background het.
Character(s): Tony Stark, Methos, Ezra Standish, Pepper Potts, Nick Fury, Phil Coulson, Natasha Romanoff/Natalie Rushman, James 'Rhodey' Rhodes, Joe Dawson, Justin Hammer, Original Characters.
Summary: Their whole world changed when Tony revealed he was Iron Man, but that wasn't nearly the end of it.

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Chapter Five

"Wasn't that something?" Joe Dawson jerked a thumb towards the flatscreen TV on the far wall of the saloon. The twenty-four hour news channel had just finished replaying, for what seemed like the hundredth time, Tony Stark's 'statement' last night from the deck of his Malibu home to the news helicopter hovering overhead.

Charlotte looked up briefly, the little lines of stress around her eyes fighting with the fatigue that weighted down her shoulders for dominance. )

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ithildin
29 March 2013 @ 06:58 pm
'Equivocal Coalescence' (04/06)  
The Founding Fathers seem to have become a totally unintentional theme in this story. Go figure. Though I have to say, the comparison between Ben Franklin and Tony tickled me!

Please let me know how you're liking the story -- comments make me giddy :)



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Fandoms: Iron Man/Marvel Movieverse, Highlander
Rating: PG15
Warnings/Notes: WIP, spoilers for Iron Man II as this is set during the events of the movie, gen friendship with background het.
Character(s): Tony Stark, Methos, Ezra Standish, Pepper Potts, Nick Fury, Phil Coulson, Natasha Romanoff/Natalie Rushman, James 'Rhodey' Rhodes, Justin Hammer, Original Characters.
Summary: Their whole world changed when Tony revealed he was Iron Man, but that wasn't nearly the end of it.


Chapter Four

San Luis Obispo, California

"Faster this time," Charlotte instructed her student. Nodding, Jacob raised his sword, preparing for the next bout.

Jacob Tanimura, a former Marine, had shown up on Charlotte's doorstep a few weeks before for a job interview. The new Immortal barely knew what he was, and had no teacher, so Charlotte had not only hired him, but had taken him on as a student. )

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


 
 
ithildin
18 March 2013 @ 04:18 pm
'Equivocal Coalescence' (03/05)  
Fandoms: Iron Man/Marvel Movieverse, Highlander
Rating: PG15
Warnings/Notes: WIP, spoilers for Iron Man II as this is set during the events of the movie, gen friendship with background het.
Character(s): Tony Stark, Methos, Ezra Standish, Pepper Potts, Nick Fury, Phil Coulson, Natasha Romanoff/Natalie Rushman, James 'Rhodey' Rhodes, Justin Hammer, Original Characters.
Summary: Their whole world changed when Tony revealed he was Iron Man, but that wasn't nearly the end of it.


Chapter Three

The adrenaline pumping through her body made her feel almost ill. She was the one used to fighting for her life; having to watch her mortal best friend battle an enemy in the middle of a Monte Carlo street was not part of the deal. )

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ithildin
14 March 2013 @ 07:49 pm
'Equivocal Coalescence' (02/05)  
Chapter Notes: First off, some of you may recognize the beginning of this chapter. Last year, I wrote a ficlet, 'Starting Over', that actually takes place between the end of chapter one and the beginning of chapter two. It seemed to make sense to actually make it a part of this story. Second, this section incorporates dialogue from the movie, and I haven't done anything similar since I was writing Forever Knight fic, so I hope this is a successful attempt! And three, thanks for reading!

Chapter Two

San Luis Obispo, California

"Can I come in?"

Methos nodded at his unexpected guest, pulling the door wider, letting Tony Stark into the house. "Charlotte's not here," he began, only to shake his head. "But you know that since she's in L.A. – where you're supposed to be."

"Yeah, I thought we could talk," Tony said as he followed Methos down the hall towards the kitchen.

"Did you now?" He looked at the other man speculatively. "And what exactly do you think we think we should talk about?"

Entering the kitchen, Methos went to the fridge, pulling out two beers, handing one to Tony. )



][ PART ONE ][ PART TWO ][ PART THREE ][
 
 
ithildin
10 March 2013 @ 12:20 pm
'Equivocal Coalescence' (01/08)  
I'm more than 5000 words into this, so decided to start posting since it's nearing completion. Just not sure how many parts it'll be broken into quite yet - 4, or maybe 5. With Iron Man III fast approaching, I really felt the urge to get this arc wrapped up.

I must have watched the scene in Monaco with Justin Hammer about 15 times to try and get the dialogue right. This is my first attempt writing a story set during a movie, so I hope you enjoy it!



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Fandoms: Iron Man/Marvel Movieverse, Highlander
Rating: PG15
Warnings/Notes: Complete, spoilers for Iron Man II as this is set during the events of the movie, gen friendship with mostly background het. This directly follows Transformative Variations.
Character(s): Tony Stark, Methos, Ezra Standish, Pepper Potts, Nick Fury, Phil Coulson, Natasha Romanoff/Natalie Rushman, James 'Rhodey' Rhodes, Jarvis, Joe Dawson, Justin Hammer, Original Characters.
Summary: Their whole world changed when Tony revealed he was Iron Man, but that wasn't nearly the end of it.


Chapter One

Stark Expo ~ Flushing, New Jersey

"Well that was an entrance," Charlotte Sparrow observed wryly as she walked towards her friend backstage. Tony Stark had just opened the Stark Expo, and a Disneyesque video of his late father, Howard, had just finished. There were people scurrying to and fro, the area a hive of activity. "Phoenix metaphor? Really?"

He gave her a crooked smile. )


][ PART ONE ][ PART TWO ][


 
 
ithildin
05 February 2013 @ 07:43 pm
'If I Never Knew You' (01/01)  
Fandoms: Highlander, Avengers/Marvel Movieverse
Rating: PG15
Warnings/Notes: Complete, 1800 words, Methos/OFC. This immediately follows 'Til These Memories Are Pearls, and is set at some indeterminate point between The Avengers and Iron Man III.
Character(s): Methos, Charlotte Sparrow.
Summary: After Tony Stark's unexpected visit, Charlotte realizes she needs to take her own advice and confide her fears to Methos.

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If I Never Knew You

"You've changed," Methos said quietly from behind her.

Charlotte's hand stilled, her eyes capturing his in the mirror of her dressing table. She shook her head ever so slightly, before removing the sapphire and white gold earring from her ear, setting it in a small crystal dish with its mate. "I disagree."

He stepped closer, his hand reaching out, laying the palm against the curve of her throat. )

 
 
ithildin
04 January 2013 @ 05:29 pm
'The Memories of Stones and Stars'  
Characters/Pairings: Methos, Duncan MacLeod, Original Characters & Creatures. No pairings.
Rating: PG13
Warnings: No major character death, but there is death of a violent nature in what follows.
Notes: [livejournal.com profile] hlh_shortcuts story, written for [livejournal.com profile] lferion. This came to me after reading Lferion's 'Dear Authour' post, so I hope it meets her expectations. This story also gave me an opportunity to utilize my head canon for Methos' birthplace, which makes me happy. Special thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ninjababe for helping me in a pinch when I ended up needing to find another beta at the final hour.
Summary: When Methos uttered the words 'just a shakedown cruise' he should have realized that almost certain disaster was inevitable.

Added Note: This is absolutely not a crossover, except, maybe, in my brain. I have a sneaking suspicion that this might end up being a future event for Methos in the Avengers crossovers I'm currently writing. If you've read White As Snow, Red As Blood, and Loki's prophecies therein, you'll probably see where this might be going. We'll see, won't we?

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Day 4,853

Melting snow, dripping from the roof of the stone walled cot, was what woke Methos from an unsettled sleep. Spring. He hated spring, well in this place at least. Here, spring reminded him of death, the screams of the tortured as they died. No, the coming season was not something he welcomed, and never would, be it twenty five years or twenty five centuries.

Pushing away the sleeping fur and the worn scrim blanket, he rolled off the bed and got to his feet, his breath fogging in the cold of the room. Pulling the blanket off the bed, he wrapped it around himself, sliding his feet into the slippers he'd made last winter. Walking the short distance to the clay brick stove, he picked up a stick, stirring up the embers from last night's banked fire. Adding a few pieces of kindling, and then a brick of peat, he huddled over the hearth, using the blanket like a shield to keep the heat on him. Maybe this would be the year he'd move on to the warmer climes he knew existed a mere few thousand miles away. Shouldn't take more than a decade to reach, give or take. )


Link at AO3
 
 
ithildin
13 September 2012 @ 05:33 pm
Boy, oh Boy!  
Seeing the photos form the set of Thor II really really has me wanting to write that Methos goes to Asgard fic [sighs]
 
 
ithildin
13 September 2012 @ 05:33 pm
Boy, oh Boy!  
Seeing the photos form the set of Thor II really really has me wanting to write that Methos goes to Asgard fic [sighs]
 
 
ithildin
03 September 2012 @ 12:36 pm
'A Friend's Remains' (01/01)  
This story was written for [livejournal.com profile] hl_chronicles, and not a crossover (surprise!), but if you're a reader of my current series, you're aware of who Methos' associates are.

Challenge answered: Timestamp for The Modern Prometheus
Characters/Pairings: Methos, Methos/Byron implied.
Rating: PG
Summary: On the anniversary of Byron's death, Methos visits his final resting place.


A Friend's Remains

The morning star burns brightly in the muted luminance of a promised dawn, his only witness as he sits at the base of the monument. The stone is cold, damp with the night air, the rich smell of moss and earth wafting past on the breeze. Methos looks up at the inscription; it's too dark to read, but he knows the words by heart. )
 
 
ithildin
03 September 2012 @ 12:36 pm
'A Friend's Remains' (01/01)  
This story was written for [livejournal.com profile] hl_chronicles, and not a crossover (surprise!), but if you're a reader of my current series, you're aware of who Methos' associates are.

Challenge answered: Timestamp for The Modern Prometheus
Characters/Pairings: Methos, Methos/Byron implied.
Rating: PG
Summary: On the anniversary of Byron's death, Methos visits his final resting place.


A Friend's Remains

The morning star burns brightly in the muted luminance of a promised dawn, his only witness as he sits at the base of the monument. The stone is cold, damp with the night air, the rich smell of moss and earth wafting past on the breeze. Methos looks up at the inscription; it's too dark to read, but he knows the words by heart. )
 
 
ithildin
03 September 2012 @ 12:36 pm
'A Friend's Remains' (01/01)  
This story was written for [livejournal.com profile] hl_chronicles, and not a crossover (surprise!), but if you're a reader of my current series, you're aware of who Methos' associates are.

Challenge answered: Timestamp for The Modern Prometheus
Characters/Pairings: Methos, Methos/Byron implied.
Rating: PG
Summary: On the anniversary of Byron's death, Methos visits his final resting place.


A Friend's Remains

The morning star burns brightly in the muted luminance of a promised dawn, his only witness as he sits at the base of the monument. The stone is cold, damp with the night air, the rich smell of moss and earth wafting past on the breeze. Methos looks up at the inscription; it's too dark to read, but he knows the words by heart. )
 
 
ithildin
11 August 2012 @ 04:22 pm
Stunned  
But in a good way. I use LJ Addon on Firefox, so I see new post titles in the bottom bit of the browser, and I see I See You, You See Me, Differently go by. I think, cool, that's a line from one of my favourite songs, Swans, and remember I wrote a fic with a title from that song several years ago, By My Side, You'll Never Be. Curious, I head to my f'list, and discover [livejournal.com profile] holde_maid has used my story as a time stamp for her [livejournal.com profile] hl_chronicles fic! I always give permission for my stories to be used in remixes and the like, but goodness knows, I never expected anyone to take me up on it! It's so cool!! I'm going to sit here and be stunned a bit more before reading it :D
 
 
ithildin
11 August 2012 @ 04:22 pm
Stunned  
But in a good way. I use LJ Addon on Firefox, so I see new post titles in the bottom bit of the browser, and I see I See You, You See Me, Differently go by. I think, cool, that's a line from one of my favourite songs, Swans, and remember I wrote a fic with a title from that song several years ago, By My Side, You'll Never Be. Curious, I head to my f'list, and discover [livejournal.com profile] holde_maid has used my story as a time stamp for her [livejournal.com profile] hl_chronicles fic! I always give permission for my stories to be used in remixes and the like, but goodness knows, I never expected anyone to take me up on it! It's so cool!! I'm going to sit here and be stunned a bit more before reading it :D
 
 
ithildin
11 August 2012 @ 04:22 pm
Stunned  
But in a good way. I use LJ Addon on Firefox, so I see new post titles in the bottom bit of the browser, and I see I See You, You See Me, Differently go by. I think, cool, that's a line from one of my favourite songs, Swans, and remember I wrote a fic with a title from that song several years ago, By My Side, You'll Never Be. Curious, I head to my f'list, and discover [livejournal.com profile] holde_maid has used my story as a time stamp for her [livejournal.com profile] hl_chronicles fic! I always give permission for my stories to be used in remixes and the like, but goodness knows, I never expected anyone to take me up on it! It's so cool!! I'm going to sit here and be stunned a bit more before reading it :D