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Title: Dead Reckoning
Series: 100 Original Fics
Character: Fox Maharassa
Author: Avarice

Prompt: 003 - Ends
Rating: PG
Pairing: Fox/Collin, Padma/Nefertari
Spoilers: the end of FH
Summary: Nefertari and her family pull together to help Fox after he and Collin finally call it quits.
Word Count: 14142
Date First Posted: 11-07-2011
Date Revised: 17-10-2011
Beta: Eike, Fantisci, Dino.
Awards: -
Notes: If you're familiar with my work (or with me!) you know that I wasn't happy with how FH ended for my favourite characters. According to the post-script of the series, you can either go with the idea that Fox and Collin split, which would lead into the other comic OPB, or they were able to stay together. I am in the latter's camp, but recently I got to thinking about them breaking up. If I entertained the notion of them breaking up... this is how I think it would've happened. I think their characters weren't as tight or as consistently portrayed in the last year or so, but I've done my best to keep the line of story that had been happening, reconciling the old and new characterisations and doing my best to be objective about it, not subjective. To that end, this is a third person limited fic, and it follows Nefertari's experiences with the events. Many thanks to my 3 very talented betas, who put up with me pasting things to them, haranguing them, and emailing rewrites at odd hours. It was important that this fic got a really good going-over, because I wanted it to be good. I think it's about as good as I can make it right now. I hope you enjoy. :)

I had trouble naming this piece, but it came to me as I thought about Fox losing Collin becomes a directionless compass. I looked up some navigation terms and came across 'dead reckoning', which is a way to calculate one's current position using previously determined positions, then extrapolating future positions based on that data. The part I liked the best about it, however, was this:
A disadvantage of dead reckoning is that since new values are calculated solely from previous values, the errors and uncertainties of the process are cumulative, so the error and uncertainty in the value grow with time. To me, this is very indicative of what's happening with Fox right at this time, and what will happen to him in the near future.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.

Also Archived At: LJ


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Title: Pressing The Flesh
Series: 100 Original Fics
Character: Fox Maharassa
Author: Avarice

Prompt: 008 - Weeks
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Fox/Collin
Spoilers: post-FH
Summary: Rafi's teething, Collin's working, and the guys just need a break.
Word Count: 4115
Date First Posted: 24-05-2009
Date Revised: 02-06-2011
Beta: -
Awards: -
Notes: More fewchur-ness. I rather like this one. This one was complete around 2006, but not posted until later. Fox's suit is based on one I saw in a menswear shop window in 2003, yes, colour and all. It was a damned fine suit.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.

Also Archived At: LJ


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smokingmirror: (Neal Caffrey)

Title: Regime!
Series: 100 Original Fics
Character: Fox Maharassa
Author: Avarice

Prompt: 021 - Friends
Rating: G
Pairing: Fox/Collin
Spoilers: -
Summary: Wherever Collin goes, so goes Fox's nation. Sometimes literally.
Word Count: 316
Date First Posted: 08-05-2003
Date Revised: 02-06-2011
Beta: -
Awards: -
Notes: Crack-like AU. Basically... Collin becomes dictator of a South American country. Fox becomes his general (this was before they were together in the comics). He had lots of sex with Fox, and made him call him 'sir'. Fox was known as the Generalisimo, and got to wear a cool hat, and an eyepatch, because he thought it made him look dangerous. Sometimes he wore two on both eyes, though. that was just dumb. They lived in a very nice presidential palace. And Fox got to pick his own staff purely on the basis of how sexy they were. Oh, he slept with some of them, too, but saved all the good stuff for Collin. (Collin knew about this, I should point out, it wasn't a secret adultery thing).
And Collin liked it when he got banged when Fox was wearing his hat.

It was posted in 2003, but my info tells me it was actually written on 15-09-2002! As you can see, Regime! as a ridiculously odd AU never got written, but elements of it crept into the comics, most notably 2004's Halloween.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.

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smokingmirror: (Fry and Leela)

Title: The Best Medicine
Series: 100 Original Fics
Character: Fox Maharassa
Author: Avarice

Prompt: 071 - Broken
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Fox/Collin
Spoilers: 2005 Christmas FH strips
Summary: Fox and Collin spend some time at the Maharassas, and Collin's injury puts a crimp in their intimate plans.
Word Count: 2480
Date First Posted: 11-02-2006
Date Revised: 01-06-2011
Beta: Tink.
Awards: -
Notes: Fox POV.
Set while Collin's broken arm was still in a cast.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.

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smokingmirror: (Neal Caffrey)
Title: Shattered
Series: 100 Original Fics
Character: Fox Maharassa
Author: Avarice
Prompt: 020 - Colourless
Rating: PG
Pairing: Fox/Dinah, Fox/Collin
Spoilers: pre-BMB and FH
Summary: Bad news can break you.
Word Count: 902
Date First Posted: 19-10-2003
Date Revised: 31-05-2011
Beta: Tink.
Awards: -
Notes: Fox always carried a lot guilt over not being home when Collin called him, and the way he treated Collin after this incident spelled the beginning of the end of his relationship with Dinah. The idea that his best friend could go through something like this without him really shook Fox to the very core. I'd always planned to write more about this period of time... maybe I will get to do that now :).
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
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smokingmirror: (Fox and Collin)
Title: Treat And Trick
Author: Avarice
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Fox/Collin
Spoilers: -
Summary: It's Halloween; time to party.
Word Count: 2123
Date First Posted: 31-10-2003
Date Revised: 28-05-2011
Beta: Tink.
Awards: -
Notes: At the time, the current work-in-progress original fic of a young blond Roman Emperor and his Setian priest advisor named Runihura was in its beginning stages. To have Fox and Collin dress up as them for Halloween was just a silly in-joke to myself :)
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
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smokingmirror: (Fry and Leela)
Title: Crush
Author: Avarice
Rating: G
Pairing: Rafi/Nefertari, Padma/Nefertari
Spoilers: Problematic strips in FH
Summary: Rafi has an itsy bitsy weeny crush.
Word Count: 835
Date First Posted: 05-04-2004
Date Revised: 27-05-2011
Beta: -
Awards: -
Notes: Rafi's so adorably gullible.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
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smokingmirror: (Angelus)
Title: Three In A Bed
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: Padma/Nefertari, Padma/Nefertari/Rafi
Spoilers: Problematic strips of FH
Summary: Nefertari imposes on Padma and Rafi to spend the night.
Word Count: 3085
Date First Posted: 05-02-2004
Date Revised: 27-05-2011
Beta: Tink
Awards: -
Notes: As you can see, I went through a very definitive 'young maharassas' phase. I enjoyed it, though. I like Padma/Nefi/Rafi, but more in a big friendship way than an actual romantic/sexy way. The 'go fish' game at the beginning, and P and R's odd delivery of the lines is lifted directly from the obscure show, DAAS Kapital.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
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Title: Blessing In Disguise
Author: Avarice
Rating: G
Pairing: Padma/Nefertari
Spoilers: -
Summary: Nefertari stops by Padma and Rafi's apartment with some important news.
Word Count: 1219
Date First Posted: 29-09-2003
Date Revised: 26-05-2011
Beta: Tink.
Awards: -
Notes: Yes, this would've been Fatima :)
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
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smokingmirror: (Megamind)
Title: Build Me Up, Buttercup
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: Padma/Nefertari
Spoilers: Problematic strips in FH
Summary: Padma falls in love, but that's when all his problems start.
Word Count: 3995
Date First Posted: 28-08-2003
Date Revised: 26-05-2011
Beta: Tink.
Awards: -
Notes: Boy meets girl. Girl is out of boy's league. Boy does everything in his power to win girl anyway, as boy is a Maharassa and doesn't know when he's bitten off more than he can chew. If I remember correctly, in later FH strips, their story was changed slightly so that Padma and 'tari actually met when they were both in the US already. But initially, they met in her home country of Egypt, and emigrated to the US sometime before the birth of Fatima. This story takes place then. Somewhere in the wilds of the internet, there is a sequel to this written by Sandra called Stuck On You, though it could possibly be a friends-locked post on her LJ.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
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smokingmirror: (Fox and Collin)
Title: Hearth And Home
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG-15
Pairing: Fox/Collin
Spoilers: -
Summary: Fox takes Collin home for dinner with his parents. 
Word Count: 3038
Date First Posted: 25-03-2003
Date Revised: 25-05-2011
Beta: Tink.
Awards: -
Notes: This was a bit of fun, set right after Fox and Collin took their relationship to a more physical level in their dating. And Fox is an ass :) I do recall that I wrote this before Padma and Nefertari actually made their official debut in FH. Sandra and I had talked a lot about them, and I decided I wanted to write a fic with them in it, which is why it reads very much like an introduction to them. Because it was :)
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
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