In Your Own BloodAuthor:
R for Mature Themes, drug use, violence, etc.Summary:
“I passed by and I saw you, squirming in your own blood, and I said to you, ‘Live!’”Series:
Time For LoveDisclaimer:
For love, not money.Archive:
WRFA; anywhere else, please ask.Continuity:
More than ever. I want to know if this is actually connecting with an audience, because it’s kind of unusual. Feel free to let me know if it isn’t.Author’s Notes:
This series is based on the allegorical story told in Ezekiel chapter sixteen, meant to have a story take place every three and a half years. If all goes according to plan, there will be seven stories to this series, of which this is the first. My thanks extend to Heather, Taryn, and Terri, who encouraged this first chapter back when I first started writing it; tinhutlady who gave it a chance despite her initial misgivings and offered suggestions.
A few things need to be explained in this alterverse of mine so I’m going to do it in as little space as possible. This is a mutation-having alterverse, but there are slight differences to one character in particular: Mystique. In this world, her skin is not naturally blue or scaly yet; she can change to that form, and does, as part of her shape-shifting mutation, but as of this point in the story, her natural form is not blue.
Also, this characterization of Logan leans heavily on his character in the Evolution series and echoes (probably not-coincidentally) tinhutlady’s vision of him -- a calmer, less insecure Logan whose protective streak is perhaps the most prominent of his traits. The rest will come as you read.
( The sound was not so much unusual as unwanted... )