Diversions & Digressions | fanfiction by mara

Hero Under Pressure

Hero Under Pressure

by Mara

Summary: When Wraith is away, the guards of Weapon X will play.

CONTINUITY: This takes place during Ultimate X-Men #10, except that I’ve added
extra time between the India mission and Wolverine being brought in. Hey, Marvel
time has never been like real time anyway…
DISCLAIMER: The X-Men and the Ultimate universe belong to Marvel and other
entities with expensive lawyers. I am making no profit from this story.
NOTES: No, this is not my standard pink and fluffy fare. This plot bunny tackled
me while I was reading a discussion on the Red Shades list about why writers
torture their characters. I’ve made a few (I hope) logical assumptions about how
things work in the Weapon X facility, like why Scott doesn’t just blow the place
up. Thanks to Askani’daughter for the beta. Read more ›

Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

by Mara

Summary: Stuck inside during a snowstorm, the residents of the Ultimate X-Mansion talk.

CONTINUITY: Whenever you like .
NOTES: Readers of my Enterprise fic will see a resemblance to my story “Making
History.” I happen to like this format. So sue me. Thanks for the beta to
Captain Average, the superhero who encourages. Please note that Azurine did a
splendid remix of this story for the “We Invented the Remix…Redux” challenge.
You can find it here . Read more ›

Spent Casings: The Cold as Ice Remix

Spent Casings: The Cold as Ice Remix

by Mara

Summary: Bobby finds out about Emma and Scott. (This is an AU of New X-Men 139, “Shattered,” the first part to the Murder in the Mansion story line.)

NOTES: This was written for the Remix Redux Challenge and it is a remix of
Cherry Ice’s story “Spent Casings.” You can find the original at
www.doyourthing.org/cherry/xm/casings.htm. I didn’t much like where Morrison
went with New X-Men, so I was pleased to take this opportunity to rewrite a
small part of it.
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A Bird in the Hand

A Bird in the Hand

by Mara

Summary: What happens when Scott and Madelyne meet? (Story #3 in the roundrobin)

NOTES/DEDICATION: This is a sequel to Minisinoo’s “The Goose Who Laid the
Golden Egg.” It happens before Dyce’s “What’s Good for the Goose is Good for
the Gander” because Dyce writes faster than I do and I had to spend the evening
at the in-law’s 🙂 I hope you enjoy this, because I missed my stop on the train
this evening because I was writing it.

**Telepathy**
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A Little Bird Told Me

A Little Bird Told Me

by Mara

Summary: Scott wants to go find Madelyne and his child, but he’s got to go through Ororo first. (Story #9)

NOTES: This takes place at more or less the same time as Sascha’s “Wild Goose
Chase.” Sorry if this is a bit long, but Scott and Ororo would *not* shut up,
and they refused to think in a linear fashion. Thanks to David Ellis for the
beta and help on Ultimate Ororo. Thanks also to my husband, who patiently put up
with me muttering to myself about this story for most of a three hour car ride.
(“Is Kurt with them?” “What?” “Oh, sorry, nothing…”)

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Why Did the Ganders Cross the Road?

Why Did the Ganders Cross the Road?

by Mara

Summary: Scott and Logan are on the road together. It could be going better. (Story #16)

NOTES: This story, part of the Golden Goose Round Robin, takes place at the same
time as Paxnirvana’s “Migration.” Thanks to Min for letting us have fun with her
idea. Thanks also to the Goddess of Evil Cackling for the fear she inspired 🙂
and to David Ellis for the beta and the wonderful suggested line that I kinda
sorta stole. Read more ›

Ruffled Feathers

Ruffled Feathers

by Mara

Summary: Golden Goose Epilogue. After the team returns to Westchester, Logan hits the road to do a little hard thinking.

NOTES: This is one of several epilogues to the Golden Goose Ultimate X-Men
Roundrobin, begun by Minisinoo. Thanks to my hubby, Avi, for help with
motorcycle terminology, and to Wyzeguy for being our Designated Guy. Any
remaining mistakes are entirely mine, for being all girly and stuff ::grin::.

//thoughts//
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Doubt Truth To Be a Liar

Doubt Truth To Be a Liar

by Mara

Summary: “The call telling him to get his butt into Cuddy’s office *immediately*
came not from Cuddy, but from her secretary. Crap, House thought. That was a bad
sign.”

Author’s Chapter Notes:
Takes place at the end of “Half-Wit”, just before Wilson comes to
lecture House. Contains a BIG spoiler for the episode. Read more ›

Five Times Cuddy Didn’t Want to Kill House

Five Times Cuddy Didn’t Want to Kill House

by Mara

Summary: Hey, even House has his off days, right?

Author’s Chapter Notes:
This is a birthday present for DebC. It’s a suggested title I gave to
her, but I’m borrowing it back 😉 Read more ›

Death of the Heart

Death of the Heart

by Mara

Summary: Henry McCoy brings a patient to Gregory House with a mysterious illness.

Story Notes:
I’m *not* a medical professional. I did as much research as possible, but I can’t guarantee accurate medicine. Thanks very much to Naomi for her valiant duties as beta. However, since I managed to lose many of her comments beyond recovery and chose not to listen to others, be sure that any remaining problems are not her fault, but are entirely mine. And thanks to Roga and Sabra for kicking me to finish this.

Continuity: This takes place within a week or two of the ending of X2 and near the beginning of House season 2. X3 doesn’t exist. Nyah. Read more ›

 

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