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13 February 2008 @ 09:18 am
Vignettes - Meeting the Family  
Title: Meeting the Family
Author: ladygray99
Chapter: 1/1
Pairing: Colby/Charlie, Don, Alan, OFC/OFC
Rating: FRT
Disclaimer: Belongs to other people, not me.
Warnings/Squicks: none
Summary: A little peek into the future of the Eppes family.
Previous chapters: Part of the Vignettes ‘verse after Varsity
Notes: Feedback is always a form of love.  The character of Holly is for melissima
Beta(s):  irena_adler the magnificent.


(Anonymous) on March 3rd, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
This was so wonderful. There were too many fun parts to mention them all, but I loved Colby's talk with Holly and Charlie and Esther's clearance duel (with a surprised Alan to boot) the best. I just love this series - every story makes your take on this world deeper and warmer. Count me in as a fan!!

Twins' Mom
ladygray99ladygray99 on March 3rd, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I always count you as a fan and it's always good to hear from you. :-)
boymommytotwo: numb3rs eppes brosboymommytotwo on March 7th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
“You know that completely patronizing, ice bitch, ‘you’re a bug beneath my very expensive high heel and I only note the crunching sound of your death’ look she gets sometimes?”


Esther put her nose in the air. “Shows what you know. Spandex is so out this year in the super hero catalogue.”


its hard to pick a favorite line... you are SO clever with your words and i enjoy reading your fic SO much... the verse you've created is warm and cuddly at the same time it's fiesty and quick-witted. we're so lucky you share with us!

ladygray99ladygray99 on March 7th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
I'm just glad I have wonderful people reading it. Thank you. :-)
(Anonymous) on April 12th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
I really great chapter
I loved it
I so loved Colby " I was defending your dads honor" that had me laughing. I loved how you have Holly going through somewhat the same thing Colby did when was first with Charlie.
ladygray99ladygray99 on April 12th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
Re: loved
:-) thank you. this one was fun to write
laura_trekkielaura_trekkie on January 21st, 2009 12:03 am (UTC)
See, now this is the sort of 'meet the family' dinner I'd like to have, but I'm afraid we have no interesting, superhero types in my family :(.

ladygray99ladygray99 on January 21st, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
Mine neither but I guess you've got to work with what you've got.
kerstinrieger on November 16th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
love it great chapter

love holly

just love it
ladygray99ladygray99 on November 17th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Always glad to see new people reading.
boymommytotwoboymommytotwo on January 15th, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC)
in light of Wincester, Idaho
“That’s all her mother. That’s the look she gave Colby at that party, and I’d already had too much to drink and I didn’t stand up for him, and that started that fight that night and it just went down hill from there.”

ladygray99ladygray99 on January 15th, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
Re: in light of Wincester, Idaho
Charlie's a bit of a stupid slut when he's drunk.
PL: PL snow angelponders_life on January 17th, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
Vignettes/Meeting the Family
I just read your Vignettes 'verse all the way through, culminating in the absolutely delightful "Meeting the Family" story. Basically, I echo what del_writes said in the comments above.

Your canon character voices are terrific, and I think Esther is one of the most interesting, enjoyable original characters I've read in any of the many fandoms I've read.

Thank you for writing and sharing these stories. I will keep an eye out for more vignettes in this 'verse in the future!
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 18th, 2010 02:24 am (UTC)
Re: Vignettes/Meeting the Family
That's an impressive read. Welcome, welcome, welcome and thank you. I'm glad I got the voices right and I'm always glad when people like my OCs. I have a few other long 'verses if you're interested but Vignettes is probubly the fluffiest one. Thank you again for reading and taking the time to comment.
mikes_grrl on January 27th, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
Yes, somehow I missed the Esther fics - hunh. Must have been while I was abducted by aliens.

I don't have much to add to what the comments above have stated about Esther being a great, individual character. Honestly, you could fudge up her background a bit and make her into the star of her own TV show, in her own right. I like how you slip her pride into the mix as a character fault, because she is young and not perfect; I'm sure her college years will be rather crackjack. Do you ever intend to have her go through a serious rebellion phase? I know she locks head with Charlie about her career plans, but in so many other ways she's the perfect daughter and I wonder if she finds that confining.

Anyway! Great story!

ladygray99ladygray99 on January 29th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
She rebells in a lot of little ways over the years. After her and Holly break up she goes through a string of girls that the rest of the family really don't like. The CIA thing bugs the hell out of Colby if for no other reason than the fact that he's an FBI agent and feels like he must have failed somewhere. During her teen aged years her and Charlie really but heads over religion. That's where Charlie feels like he must have done something wrong. In the end she also marries a woman that she really loves but it takes the rest of the family several years to warm up to.