I have so enjoyed the sudden concentration on my flist of awesome female characters over these past few weeks. Thanks to everyone who has posted! I've got three fics to offer, featuring three female characters that (I've always thought) get rather short shrift in their respective canons.
Fandom: Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Summary: in a season three episode called "Stray", reference is made to a police funeral. This is Detective Alex Eames at that funeral and after. Grief, joy, and the beginnings of new life - in more ways than one. Necessary backstory for those not in this teeny fandom: when Kathryn Erbe (the actress who plays Alex ) got pregnant in real life, the producers wrote her pregnancy into the show. The explanation was that Alex (who is single; her husband, also a cop, was killed in the line of duty some time prior to the beginning of the show) was acting as a surrogate for her sister. Interesting, huh? I thought so...which meant, of course, that I had to write about it. ;)INTERLUDE
Fandom: Lord of the Rings (bookverse)
Summary: Arwen (and later, Aragorn) in Rivendell just before the Council of Elrond in The Fellowship of the Ring
. This was the first fic I ever posted publicly, and I think it shows...but I offer it here because it was my attempt to give Arwen a bit more depth and dimension than she's ever allowed to have in the books (or the movies, but that's whole other kettle of fish!).
Fandom: StarWars (Original Trilogy)
Summary: Missing scene from the end of The Return of the Jedi.
When I started, I just wanted to know what happened when Leia explained the whole "Luke is my brother" thing to Han...but the story turned out to be mostly about Leia confronting the shock of Luke's revelation herself, and figuring out how to move forward in the aftermath of victory. This was written years ago and never posted at the time...but I was inspired by this comm to dust it off and revise it for public consumption.
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