fic: your love is growing cold [la femme nikita]

your love is growing cold
by abby82

category: missing scenes for Season 4's ' Sympathy for the Devil'
rating: Explict for sexual situations including rough sex (sort of)
word count: 3420
disclaimer: I'm only borrowing them, no money is being made. Ownership lies elsewhere.
author's note: Sympathy for the Devil is not a great episode, but there are elements in it that I really enjoyed. It's also not the most shipper friendly episode, but I would argue that it's important in that it's the only episode that attempts to explain Nikita's emotional distance in the wake of the Gelman arc. That distance permeates over the first 8 episodes of the season. It's an interesting period. Michael and Nikita are essentially together. They're doing an undercover assignment where they're living together as a couple and are not under Section surveillance. Yet Nikita's growing emotional detachment is very present. I just can't get over how awkward it must have been while they were living in that apartment. How much affection does Michael allow himself to show? How does Nikita gracefully sidestep Michael's advances? Or do they just stick to their respective corners and eliminate the personal element while they're there? To top it all off, the reward for accomplishing the mission is fifteen days to be alone together. Fifteen days that undoubtedly could be more of the same awkwardness they were already experiencing. It's so heartbreaking. Ugh, the angst! I love it! Also, this one had a really quick turn around. Three days of writing and then a few more to tweak it here and there. Yay for my first La Femme Nikita fic!
story began: September 2021
story finished: September 2021
links: DW | AO3 | Tumblr

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The Race is On! May the Best Fic Win

I've been swimming pretty much solo in the La Femme Nikita fandom for the last year. Aside from my first vid in years (Yay!) it has manifested itself in my trying to write fic in the fandom.

I have three four LFN stories that are jockeying for position to be my first story in the fandom. The fourth one has kind of cheated its way in. The first 1500 words can sort of be a stand alone.

I’m genuinely curious to see which one in going to come out on top. I’m constantly writing in all of them. I think they’re all going to be in the 3,000-4,000 word range. Honestly, what's kind of kind of delaying them is the smut in them. I don't know why I keep trying to force a square peg into a round hole. Writing sex scenes is nowhere near a strength of mine. I do have four other LFN stories I'm working on that don't feature any smut, but they've stalled out a bit. In their case, it's mainly due to my other Achilles heel, plot.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I am made of longing

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In the agony of parting

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joue effectuer pour moi

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Meet Me, RM. 305F

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VID: Cherry [La Femme Nikita]

Title: Cherry
Artist: Lana Del Rey
Vidder: abby82
Source: La Femme Nikita (TV Series)
Download: AO3 | Tumblr | YouTube | Download
Length: 3:13 minutes
Summary: Who seduces the seducer?
Notes: Featuring liberal use of Michael loving Nikita, the love slinky, and Michael's poor broken heart.

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Stretching those ol’ vidding muscles

I haven’t completed a vid since 2016. Before that, my last vids were in 2014 and 2013.

That being said, I now have a very solid first draft of a Michael/Nikita La Femme Nikita vid.

I’m so, so excited. If I absolutely needed to post today, I wouldn’t be embarrassed by it, but I would be disappointed at the missed opportunity to really get it right. I’m very happy with the first third and the second third needs some fine tuning. The last third hits a lot of the emotional beats I’m looking for but the clips need to be played with some more.

Oddly enough, the vid went in a slightly different direction from what I originally intended. It does lean rather hard on the season 4 ending that many fans didn’t like. I guess when you vid to Lana Del Rey you gotta embrace the highest highs of a relationship and the cynical lows.

I’m hoping I can get the vid ready by late July/early August. That would coincide with the one year anniversary of me falling head over heels for this 20+ year old show.

It's a soft deadline to mark the occasion but I want to post the vid or one of the La Femme Nikita fics I’ve been working on. Two are really close to having complete first drafts.

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Hannibal--Will at morning doorframe

Vid: Warrior Concerto [King Arthur]

Title: Warrior Concerto
Artist: The Glitch Mob
Vidder: abby82
Source: King Arthur (2004)
Download: Sendspace (25.21 MB, MOV), YouTubeAO3, Tumblr     
Length: 2:10 minutes
Summary: We are brothers. This is our world
Notes: Created for Tristhad Week 2016 on Tumblr. This isn't a Hannibal vid but it is Hannibal adjacent or rather a part of the Hannibal Extended Universe. (HEU). It's pretty much Mads Mikkelsen's Tristen being calm, cool, and living a life where everything is just effortless for him. It also has Hugh Dancy's Galahad being a simmering ball of rage. I honestly thought it was going to be difficult to get enough clips of him fighting and boy was I wrong. The guy was everywhere.

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Vid Rec: I Want to Hold Your Hand (La Femme Nikita)


I am beyond charmed by this La Femme Nikita fanvid by Aleks22o/Countriee Bumkin that it's hard to put it into words.

It is so gosh darn delightful that I can't stop watching it. I love it so much! Everything about it is flawless.

Section One is an organization that expects its Operatives to disengage from their emotional sides. So Michael and Nikita don't really touch, except for when they do. Early on touch was used as another way to manipulate and seduce, but as the series progresses it starts to show comfort, solidarity, and understanding. Those moments are so powerful and by midseries handholding really does become a way for them to convey not only love but respect. On La Femme Nikita, a kiss on the hand is a gesture that carries just as much or at times even more weight to it than a love scene. So the theme of handholding on the show is so strong and to center a fanvid on that concept is beyond brilliant.

I love the clips of Michael and Nikita dancing just as the music really kicks in early on. Extra kudos for using the sequence when Michael slides Nikita's hand from his chest down to his waist and his...gun. ;-) The inclusion of Walter and his butterfly hand gestures was a lovely bit of whimsy. It's hard to pick a favorite part but the sequence with clips showing Michael helping Nikita up (through an elevator shaft, after a fall, after beating her senseless) might be it. The song used is a cover of the Beatles classic by T.V. Carpio off the Across the Universe movie soundtrack of the song and yeah chef's kiss.

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Oh La Femme Nikita, look at you hiding in plain sight all this time

Last month, by accident I clicked on the Roku channel on my Roku player and it launched the channel. Curious about its offerings I decided to poke around and came across the La Femme Nikita TV series that ran back on the USA network in the late 90s. I remember really loving the show when it aired, so on a lark I decided to watch the first episode and it was soooo enjoyable. One episode became two, became three, became four, etc. The last time I watched this show I was about 14/15 years old and I was surprised about how many little things I remembered about these episodes even after all these years. Peta Wilson and Roy Dupuis are just as magnetic I remember them. She’s fire. He’s ice. They have OTP written all over them in spades. They are truly just wonderful.

I ended up binging the entire series in about a week in a half. I was staying up until 2 or 3 in the morning watching episodes. It’s been a very long time since I’ve binged a series like this. There are so many series that I want to watch but the reality is that I don’t do it and certainly not like this. I finally watched The Wire a few years ago and really enjoyed it but it was a much more measured affair. Maybe one or two episodes a day and if I missed a day or two then no biggie. The same went for Battlestar Galactica. Another show that I greatly enjoyed but didn’t feel that urgency to consume. I enjoyed my time with the series and was happy to check off another series off my ‘Need to Watch’ list. The closest to an obsessive binge was perhaps the BBC miniseries London Spy but it was only 5 episodes. I’d have to go back to 2013 when I binge watched the 13 episodes that comprised of Hannibal’s first season. In short, as much as I have the desire to watch and perhaps even binge new shows, I just don’t do it. I lean more towards rewatching old favorites and even that has its complications. Most of my old favorites have your traditional 20+ episodes a season. That can be a chore when there’s so many seasons. Seasons I’m happy exist because when they originally aired I remember fretting over whether or not they were going to get renewed or not. It just doesn’t lend itself to the way I consume my media now. And then of course is the first world problem where the show isn’t streaming anywhere and God forbid I have to get up and switch the DVDs. Oh the horror! Will someone not think of the lazy and those who do not want to bother with another remote to keep track of?

One of the funniest things about finally watching all of La Femme Nikita is that I actually own the DVDs of the show. All 5 seasons were sitting on my DVD bookcase completely unopened. I have since opened them to listen to the DVD commentaries. I’ve also started ripping them onto an external SSD hard drive for vidding purposes. I really want to vid the show. I just don’t know how successful I’m going to be in that endeavor. I’ve been trying to vid for the last 5 years and have yet to finish anything.

So yeah, La Femme Nikita is my new obsession. I have actually put my Hannibal fandom activities on pause while I immerse myself in all the LFN fic I can find. Like Forever Knight, most of the fic was on one big fannish archive and only a few have brought their stories over to Ao3. I’ve mostly been using the Wayback Machine to work my way through them. The stories I’ve come across have been really enjoyable though. It’s been fun coming across all the little fannish tropes and in jokes sprinkled into the stories. The moral of the story in all this is never discount media that was created over 20 years ago. They still have much to inspire.

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FK--Nick (cross)

Forever Knight love from Screen Rant

HBO recently wrapped "The Outsider" a 10 part miniseries of a Stephen King novel of the same same. I haven't seen it mainly because I don't have HBO but
Screen Rant recently posted a listing of the 10 Supernatural Crime Series to Watch if you like The Outsider.

It's a really solid list of shows that don't normally get a lot of love. That's why it was so nice to see that Forever Knight garnered a mention.


Other highlights of the list include Miracles from 2003. It only ran for one season on ABC. I remember really enjoying this show. It was sort of a spiritual X-Files with Skeet Ulrich as a priest.

Chris Carter's three season X-Files follow up Millennium with Lance Henriksen also got a shout out. I've been wanting to revisit at least season one of this show. Hannibal's Will Graham is very much a Frank Black type character, or vice versa if you want to look at it from the perspective of Book!Will Graham from Red Dragon being the precursor to Frank.

Bryan Fuller's quirky Pushing Daisies also makes the list. I'm obviously biased but I would have swapped it out for Hannibal. Pushing Daisies is adorable and I'm always game for rewatching it but it's a little too twee for my taste. Hannibal and its fever dream storytelling certainly lends itself to place on this list.

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Hannibal--Will at morning doorframe

Hannibal ficlet for the 7 year Hanniversary

So today is the 7 year anniversary of Hannibal's premiere back in 2013.

To celebrate I've decided to post the very first thing I ever created for this fandom. It's a part of a larger story that is still not complete, but that's pretty much the trend with the various four Hannibal fics I've got drafts on. 

Given that the show was shot in Toronto, it was pretty much always winter. Blood always did look good on that pristine snow but aesthetics aside, I've always loved the visual of Will working on boat motors in the balmy south. 


Hannibal Lecter tries to picture Will—sunburnt—with this hair wind tousled and wild.  It is not a setting in which he has ever visualized himself in. Powdery Mississippi sand between his toes and driftwood laden beaches stretched before him. However, if presented with the opportunity, he could be amenable. It’s a curious daydream for a man who rarely if ever indulges in flights of fancy.

His pencil is poised and ready as Hannibal considers a new sketch later that evening. Sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico, a rather pedestrian subject but lovely in its simplicity. Perhaps the turbulence of a distant storm, either way landscapes have never had much appeal to him. When Will mentioned a childhood spent crisscrossing the American South with his father, Hannibal felt the urge to reach out and grasp something of the other man’s past. It was a fascinating piece of history that left an indelible mark on Will Graham and Hannibal desired more. 


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Nick &amp; Nat

FIC: a soaking joy [Forever Knight]

a soaking joy
by abby82

rating: PG-13 for some tame suggestiveness
word count: 407
disclaimer: I'm only borrowing them, no money is being made. Ownership lies elsewhere. Forever Knight was created by Jim Parriott & Barney Cohen.
author's note: this was written for one of the Porn Battle's on livejournal back in 2010, but it never got posted. Apparently, because posting things that are ten years old is what I do now, I decided to clean this up and post it. It's time to let this puppy free.
story began: February 2010
story finished: February 2020

links: DW | AO3 |

summary: Nick and Natalie get caught in the rain.

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