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Title: Rogue in the Savage Land, Part 1
Author: resolute
Fandom: Ultimate X-Men, AU, sort of.
Characters/Pairings: Rogue, Magneto, Toad, Sabretooth, Original Characters
Rating: Part 1 is Gen, or PG, or K+, or whatever you want to call it, with slight UST and some action sequences and violence.
Notes and Warnings: This is AU is two important ways. First and most importantly, I like the Savage Land. I know perfectly well that the UXM "Return of the King" story has Magneto in his Magritte-style fortress. But I like the Savage Land better, and have unilaterally moved the action to there. Second, this follows my previous UXM Rogue fics, the Weapon X series. Eventually this will all end up back at my very first Rogue fic, "Killers, the Lot of Them."

Thanks to onlyonechoice for the beta, sionnain for the cheerleading, and likeadeuce for the proper application of sports terminology.

Written for willowaus.

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Title: Self-assessment
Author: resolute
Fandom: Ultimate X-Men
Rating: Explicit? PG-13. Implied ick? R.
Warnings, caveats, etc.: When, exactly, did Emma leave Xavier? And why? Over ethical differences in how he treated his students, we're told. Hmm. (This contains SPOILERS for the last three issues of Ultimate X-Men.) This is not nice. I don't think there's really anything in Ultimate X-Men that is nice. I think Ultimate Spiderman got all the nice and the fluffy and the sweet and UXM got a lot of dark stuff. Anyway!

Self-assessment
 
 
Title: The Unquiet Affair of Rachel Grey and Nathaniel Essex, Chapter 10. The End!
Author: Sionnain
'Verse: 616, though occurs before current Uncanny arc and will obviously be AU.
Pairing: Rachel Grey/Nathaniel Essex (Rachel/Sinister)
Rating: MA
Summary: In order to save her family and friends from Sinister's machinations, Rachel Grey decides to do something daring and agrees to stay with him for a month's time, in the hopes he'll finally leave her and her family alone for good.

AN: Many thanks to resolute for the beta, and willowaus for cheerleading me through :) This is the final chapter of the story, but like I usually do, there will be a lot of one-shots to continue the tale. Thank you so much to those of you who read this slightly bizarre pairing of mine :)

To read from the beginning: Chapter 1.

(In Which Rachel Makes a Choice).
 
 
23 January 2007 @ 07:53 pm
Title: Secrets Hidden
Author: resolute
Fandom: Ultimate X-Men
Characters: Rogue, Jean, the Weapon X ensemble makes an appearance
Rating: R, for violence, abusive situations, and some sexual activity, consenual and non-consensual
Author's Note:

This is actually turning into a Thing. A multi-chapter thing. How odd.

Prolog: Killers, the Lot of Them

Chapter 1: Know Thyself

Chapter 2: Rogue and Creed

ALL of those previous chapters are violent, non-con, and disturbing. This one is positively tame by comparision.

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Title: The Unquiet Affair of Rachel Grey and Nathaniel Essex, Chapter 9.
Author: Sionnain
'Verse: 616, though occurs before current Uncanny arc and will obviously be AU.
Pairing: Rachel Grey/Nathaniel Essex (Rachel/Sinister)
Rating: MA
Warning: Naughtiness, but no other warnings.
Summary: In order to save her family and friends from Sinister's machinations, Rachel Grey decides to do something daring and agrees to stay with him for a month's time, in the hopes he'll finally leave her and her family alone for good.

AN: Many thanks to resolute for the beta, and willowaus for cheerleading me through :)

I have a brief author's note here, about Faye Livingstone, the woman to whom Rachel refers in this chapter. It was reading about Sinister and his involvement with Faye that made me suddenly interested in the character beyond the cartoonish villain he is depicted as being. In the 1930's, Essex met her in California and fell in love with her. He never told her his feelings for her, and in fact, denied ever having them. Faye, who knew what sort of man he was after Essex forced her to see the truth about him, nevertheless was heartbroken when he made her leave him, and consequently never married. Canon tells us that she died alone in a nursing home, and yet, every year, was visited by a "Mr. Essex." Faye Livingstone died in his arms, after the two shared a telepathic dance together.

I admit it. I read that, and was hooked, though the story involves kidnapping and a variety of other unsavory things. But hey, that's sort of my MO, so. ::G::

You can read the blurb here, under the cut. Copied from Wikipedia.

The sad tale of Sinister and Faye LivingstoneCollapse )

Finally, the story Essex tells Rachel about his transformation into Sinister is canon, as is the reason why he chose his name.

To read from the beginning: Chapter 1. (Includes brief background on the characters if you'd like to read but are unsure who the heck these people are!)

In which Rachel confronts Essex, which leads to other things.
 
 
 
Title: The Unquiet Affair of Rachel Grey and Nathaniel Essex, Chapter 8.
Author: Sionnain
'Verse: 616, though occurs before current Uncanny arc and will obviously be AU.
Pairing: Rachel Grey/Nathaniel Essex (Rachel/Sinister)
Rating: MA
Warning: Naughtiness in this chapter, but there are no warnings.
Summary: In order to save her family and friends from Sinister's machinations, Rachel Grey decides to do something daring and agrees to stay with him for a month's time, in the hopes he'll finally leave her and her family alone for good.

AN: Many thanks to resolute for the beta, and willowaus for cheerleading me through :)

To read from the beginning: Chapter 1. (Includes brief background on the characters if you'd like to read but are unsure who the heck these people are!)

(Chapter 8: In Which Rachel and Nathaniel have a conversation that does not turn violent, and do something else that doesn't turn violent, too.)
 
 
Title: The Unquiet Affair of Rachel Grey and Nathaniel Essex, Chapter 7.
Author: Sionnain
'Verse: 616, though occurs before current Uncanny arc and will obviously be AU.
Pairing: Rachel Grey/Nathaniel Essex (Rachel/Sinister)
Rating: MA
Warning: Restraint/whipping/consensual violence. Please be advised of the warnings.
Summary: In order to save her family and friends from Sinister's machinations, Rachel Grey decides to do something daring and agrees to stay with him for a month's time, in the hopes he'll finally leave her and her family alone for good.

AN: Many thanks to resolute for the beta, and willowaus for cheerleading me through :)

To read from the beginning: Chapter 1. (Includes brief background on the characters if you'd like to read but are unsure who the heck these people are!)

(Chapter 7: In Which Rachel Gives In and Finally Asks)
 
 
Title: The Unquiet Affair of Rachel Grey and Nathaniel Essex, Chapter 6.
Author: Sionnain
'Verse: 616, though occurs before current Uncanny arc and will obviously be AU.
Pairing: Rachel Grey/Nathaniel Essex (Rachel/Sinister)
Rating: MA
Warning: BDSM/violence. This chapter contains dub-con/non-con sexual activity. Please be advised of the warnings.
Summary: In order to save her family and friends from Sinister's machinations, Rachel Grey decides to do something daring and agrees to stay with him for a month's time, in the hopes he'll finally leave her and her family alone for good.

AN: Many thanks to resolute for the awesome beta and willowaus for cheerleading. Sinister's method of calming Rachel down was common practice in Victorian England with "overset women".

To read from the beginning: Chapter 1. (Includes brief background on the characters if you'd like to read but are unsure who the heck these people are!)

(In Which Sinister Finds a Way to Calm Rachel Down).
 
 
Title: The Unquiet Affair of Rachel Grey and Nathaniel Essex, Chapter 5.
Author: Sionnain
'Verse: 616, though occurs before current Uncanny arc and will obviously be AU.
Pairing: Rachel Grey/Nathaniel Essex (Rachel/Sinister)
Rating: MA
Warning: Violence, slight BDSM overtones.
Summary: In order to save her family and friends from Sinister's machinations, Rachel Grey decides to do something daring and agrees to stay with him for a month's time, in the hopes he'll finally leave her and her family alone for good.

AN: Many thanks to resolute for the awesome beta, and willowaus for cheerleading me through :)

To read from the beginning: Chapter 1. (Includes brief background on the characters if you'd like to read but are unsure who the heck these people are!)

(In which Rachel has a nightmare.)
 
 
Title: The Unquiet Affair of Rachel Grey and Nathaniel Essex, Chapter 4.
Author: Sionnain
'Verse: 616, though occurs before current Uncanny arc and will obviously be AU.
Pairing: Rachel Grey/Nathaniel Essex (Rachel/Sinister)
Rating: Eventual MA. This chapter contains a brief incident of violence, please be aware.
Summary: In order to save her family and friends from Sinister's machinations, Rachel Grey decides to do something daring and agrees to stay with him for a month's time, in the hopes he'll finally leave her and her family alone for good.

AN: Many thanks to resolute for going above and beyond and beta'ing this for me, which included a lot of my confusing emails, fixing all my unnecessary words and helping me out with canon and backstory. ::mwah:: you're the best, babe! Also thanks to willowaus for cheerleading me through :)

To read from the beginning: Chapter 1. (Includes brief background on the characters if you'd like to read but are unsure who the heck these people are!)

(In which Rachel's tenure as an experiment begins, and her dinner with Sinister turns slightly violent.)