Summary: Alex sinks into depression as he faces his first Christmas without his uncle, Ian Rider.
Categories: Angst, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort
Characters: Alan Blunt, Yassen Gregorovich, Tom Harris, Tulip Jones, Alex Rider, Helen Rider, Ian Rider, John Rider, Julia Rothman, Jack Starbright
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 17833 • Views: 1054
Date: 26/11/2009 Title: Chapter 1: 2008 Advent Drabbles, Dec 01 thru Dec 25
I really liked your story though it nearly made me cry in some parts (especially the part in the cemetary). You probably planned it as a one-shot but I would really like to read more of this.
PS: I'm a bit curious about part 14. Did Yassen really tell Jack the truth or did she get a modified version of it, too?
Author's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review. I'm glad you liked it. This was actually a series on LiveJournal and InsaneJournal last year - it ran from Dec 1 thru the 25th based on picture prompts on InsaneJournal. They were supposed to be drabbles, but the comms also permitted longer ficlets too. I hadn't intially planned on them turning into a story. It just worked out that way. And yes, Yassen did tell Jack the entire truth, which is why Jack was willing to work with Yassen afterwards to help keep Alex safe - she trusted him. I did end up close to tears in several places as I wrote it. I just felt like Alex never had time to grieve properly over Ian's death before he was shoved into the world of MI6, and this was his first Christmas without Ian there. Those 'firsts' after the death of a loved one are hard to get through at times.