Friday, December 10, 2010

::Team Twilight:: Fan Fiction Friday

Oh the weather outside might be frightful, but the fics Lab Tech Andi has managed to dig up are ever so delightful. So, if you’re snowed in or simply have nowhere else to go, follow the well worn path to blue door behind Dr. Cullen’s Love Shack, knock the tune of “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!” and the password is “Chicago”. Be Safe!


Global warming my ass!! I thought to myself as I moved several files and a few other items to the back of the lab. It was getting colder here at the shack and I just could stand that blast of winter air every time the door flew open. So I was moving my workspace to a warmer part of the lab in an effort to not freeze my tail off.

“Hey, Andi!” I heard a familiar voice shout as I continued to put a few things away.

“I’m back here!” I shouted back and before I even finished the sentence, Bella appeared around the corner. She tilted her head as if to question what I was doing, but decided against actually asking and just sat down.

“So, what brings you by?” I asked her sitting on the edge of my desk.

“Well, I was wondering if you could load up my kindle with some new stories,” she said pulling it out of her bag. “Edward and I are taking Nessie to Chicago to see his parents’ house and catch a few holiday shows while we’re there. But the flight is going to be long, so I thought it would be nice to have something to read.” She looked down at her lap as if she was afraid to impose.

“Oh, silly Bella!” I stood and walked over to her, “It would be my pleasure to get you whatever you need for your trip.” Then I took the gadget from her and put it on my desk. “Would four hours be quick enough?”

“That would be great!” she answered enthusiastically and her face brightened as I dug through the box of cables I had sitting beside my desk.

“So what are you planning to see?” trying to make some small talk as I finally located the correct cable and turned on my computer.

“Well, there’s a production of Rudolph, the red nosed reindeer at a place called Mary’s Attic that’s supposed to be really good and we thought Nessie would like that. Then on Friday, Edward wants to go to Davenport’s Piano Bar to hear a performance of some Rosemary Clooney holiday tunes. He says it’s supposed to be good.”

“Wow! That sounds really wonderful.” I said, my machine finally up and fully functional. “So will it just be you, Edward, and Nessie going?”

“Nope, Alice and Rose want to do some shopping, so they’re coming too, but Emmett and Jasper are staying here.”

“Oh, no! You have to take those two with you!” I told her, “They cause trouble when they’re bored.”

“Rosalie was a little worried about that, but Alice assures us that they will not be bothering you. They are battling each other in a Guitar Hero competition.” She said with a small giggle and shaking her head.

“Ok, but if they start pranking my authors, I’m calling you guys.”

“That’s fine, I’m sure you won’t need to. I guess I’d better get back to packing or Alice will do it for me.” Then she stood, “Thanks Andi”

“Anytime, Bella” and she flew out the door.


As I plugged in Bella’s Kindle and started sifting through stories I thought she might like, thoughts of the windy city just wouldn’t leave me. So, I decided a virtual flight to Edward’s birthplace was in order.

My first tale blew in on the breath of a wish titled “Only Human” by Amethyst Jackson. Edward and Bella have been on a month long honeymoon seeing the world, enjoying every second of married life. Edward had made good on his promise to give Bella every human experience, making her so happy that when it came time for her make a birthday wish, she closed her eyes, blew out her candles and wished that she could give Edward the same human experiences. Upon opening her eyes, she knows that something’s not right when she bumps into a very human Edward walking the streets of Chicago in 1918. How did she get here and will she ever find her way back to her time? Will her being there, change the future that they have together? This was one of the first fan fics I read, so if you haven’t read this one yet, it’s a must.

My next windy story is a wonderful little one-shot called “The Lights of Chicago” by ARenee363. Jasper Hale knows there has to be more to life than this. His last long term relationship ended in major disappointment when he found out they really didn’t want the same things, so in his desire for a clean break, he moved to Chicago to be with friends and family. It’s been a while since that move and he’s managed to settle into a comfortable routine, so what happens when a new girl moves in down the hall to shake things up a little. Could he suddenly have everything he dreamed of?

My next breeze blew in this feisty little one-shot tale called, “Security Measures” by Reni Simon. Alice wants to throw a first class bachelorette party for Rosalie, but living in such a Podunk town doesn’t provide many options, so when Bella suddenly has to make a business trip to Chicago, Alice gives her a mission to acquire party favors and bring them back upon her return. The issue is that she only packed the one carry-on bag and she has to take it through airport security. With airport security all ramped up and ready to frisk anyone at the slightest suspicion, will Bella be able to make it home with said party favors? Just how much suspicion warrants a full body cavity search?

My last breeze brought with it an incredible fic called “An American Vampire in Chicago” by Just4ALE. Bella Swan is a graduate student in the business school when she meets Edward Cullen, a Biology PhD student. Bella is beautiful, intelligent, and intriguing which are probably the only things keeping Edward from falling off the wagon and tasting her. The smell of her blood is like nothing he’s ever experienced, and he just can’t keep away from her, but a call from Alice keeps him at a distance. However, no amount of distance will keep Edward from falling in love with her. Will she return his affection or be afraid to find out what he really is?

Now whether your weather is warm or cold this time of year, right now Chicago is covered in snow, so to go along with this windy city weather trend, I suggest have a little “Frozen Chicago”.

2 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
1 oz. Irish Cream

Mixing Instructions
Combine all ingredients into blender with some crushed ice and blend until a smooth, thick creamy texture. Finish drink with a milkshake straw.

So, while I pray that their return flights don't get delayed because of snow. Tweet (FanFicDealer), Message me on Facebook, or email ( if you want to talk shop.

The deal has been made. ;)