February 11th, 2009
|03:27 pm - Fic Sequel Meme|
Comment with a story I've written, and I'll tell you about its unwritten sequel.
I'm doing this mostly because I fail utterly at sequels, so far. *g* Don't expect these to get written, I'm just amusing myself (and hopefully you).
Yes, yes, more Shiny Daniel Trap fic: I second that. =)
|Date:||February 12th, 2009 07:11 am (UTC)|| |
LOL. Well... I imagine a sequel to those two fics would go something like this:
--Daniel is poked and prodded by Janet and her doctors.
--Daniel will not shut up about the stuff he saw and heard as he roamed the Stargate network in butterfly form.
--Sam keeps trying to get technical info out of him. Jack keeps trying to get tactical advice out of him. Teal'c just listens, with a slight smile.
--Ends with Daniel flouncing off to write a book, because nobody is listening to how beautiful it was. (Or maybe it ends with him inadvertently averting war by some chance comment; or both.)
Also: I've been wanting more of this forever--What Is Truth?
Is that one still in the hopper, or can you tell us where it would have gone?
|Date:||February 12th, 2009 08:02 am (UTC)|| |
That one is, sadly, no longer in the hopper; it's a full case story, and I just don't have the energy to pursue it any longer. I'm actually pretty bummed about this. There are still scenes in my head that I'm dying to write, and I still have the team's entire backstory in my head somewhere (Catherine's actions as a half-blood during Voldie's first rise would be particularly fun to write).
However, this is a simple sort-of outline of where it would have gone:
--Set during the summer between OotP and HBP, so probably taking place over the course of a week or so, with the possibility of extending it right up until the opening of HBP.
--Part of the setup is that the CSI division is relatively new (set up by Grissom on his return from studying abroad), not completely trusted by the rest of the Auror division, etc. That they get this assignment at all is proof of 1) the Ministry's desperation and 2) the shift in regime from Fudge to Scrimgour.
--There is a lot of simple investigation in the early part of the story; the CSIs working through the crime scenes, coming to some correct suppositions and some very incorrect ones.
--The Ministry puts up some roadblocks to investigation. The children are off-limits (I bet you Grissom will go straight to Dumbledore about that; DD is protecting Harry, at the very least). There are a few broken wands; they find Neville’s old wand. Moody and Tonks are in hospital; Remus and others are shellshocked. The only witness reports the team initially gets are from Fudge and some of the Aurors (Kingsley).
--The team discovers, early on, that Sirius was there (and was an Animagus--Greg polyjuices to see who this particular hair belonged to, and it's Padfoots, which causes some problems. *g*)
--The Ministry puts on pressure not to notice that Sirius was there...including trouble for Kingsley, who has been lying for well over a year about Sirius’s whereabouts. That's not going to fly entirely, especially since Grissom is so keen on following the evidence and has so little patience with coverups.
--Other discoveries include phoenix ashes, from Fawkes (possibly they can tell how he died from trace in the ashes); the identities of all the Death Eaters (including Malfoy) who were there, and the Order members; and trace that links back to Voldemort (not sure what this would be).
--Grissom will approach Dumbledore at some point; most of the Order members, except for the Aurors, are making themselves scarce. It takes some doing to get hold of DD in particular. (I imagine that Grissom may not take too kindly to DD’s vigilante ways, and sense of destiny...yet, they are in many ways two of a kind.)
--Kingsley is in deep shit (see above). Tonks is badly hurt, and it’ll be a couple of days until she can be questioned. I think Sara will go and collect evidence from her clothes, from the healers.
--Moody is really out of it, at least for the first day or so. I don’t know if his eye stayed at the scene or if someone picked it up (check OotP). And he’ll be a damn tough interview, really. Warrick and Catherine--Cath will get through to him.
--Remus... I think he’ll welcome a chance to talk, but he’ll be very careful what he says, and his grief will be a bit much for whoever’s interviewing him. Nicky, I think Someone who’s not werewolf-prejudiced.
--We know that as of HBP, there are a lot of paranoid miscarriages of justice going on. So the end of this investigation has to be that the team has done what they were supposed to, and also that they’ve pissed off enough people that they’re not going to get this kind of chance again for a while. Scrimgour approves of their thoroughness, but because they won’t (ok, Grissom won’t) play the game, the Minister splits them up. [Does he even try to send Nick and Sara back to America?]