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*dons armor*

In discussing how the characters take over the fic with my dear roomie, butterfly, I realized Not Bluffing is kind of -- not going anywhere. This is because Mulder is actually bored with Krycek. Meh.

So, now I have to wrap it up tight, turn the karaoke bar scene into an interlude, and write the alien scout migraine arc as a sequel story rather than a continuation of this one.

Anybody want to help me figure out the best way to do this?
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From:lorelei633
Date:July 27th, 2005 07:22 am (UTC)
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Nooooooooooooooooooo! :::curls into fetal position:::

Damn. Well, I can't say I don't understand. The Muses can be fickle sometimes.

I don't know about the karaoke part but what if Mulder suffered some sort of episode...maybe he passes out and stays unconscious long enough for Krycek to escape. Krycek would be conflicted about it because he's programmed now, so it would be very hard for him to actually do it, but maybe seeing Mulder out cold would sort of shock him into realizing that this is his chance to leave without Mulder knowing in advance. I can see Krycek having enough feelings for Mulder to make sure he's ok, maybe cover him with a blanket, even touch his cheek before he runs out the door. This would leave it wide open for a sequel, in which (okay, I'm getting greedy here *g*) Mulder hunts Krycek down and hauls him back and punishes him for running away.
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From:jic
Date:July 27th, 2005 07:27 am (UTC)
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It was actually just occuring to me that maybe Krycek realizes Mulder's getting bored, and decides to "be a little more interesting."

When I get around to adding aliens, there may be passing out, but that arc was kind of dependent on K not leaving.... Hmmm.
From:lorelei633
Date:July 27th, 2005 07:38 am (UTC)
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Well, I wasn't really sure how involved you wanted to get with M/K or if you just wanted to end it quick.

I was actually going to suggest that Krycek screw up and screw up big time. It's hard for the Rat to be good for TOO long, after all. ;) Having to intensify K's training and punish him for breaking the rules might reawaken M's interest.

I'm ALL in favor of K not leaving! :::clings to K:::

Maybe in K's earnestness to be more interesting, he actually ends up in trouble? Maybe he gets too bold or whatever and it backfires and he ends up in hot water with M?
From:lorelei633
Date:July 27th, 2005 07:45 am (UTC)
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continuing this line of thought...what if M picks up on K's thoughts, and hears him thinking that M seems bored with him. This could go a couple of different ways. If K is thinking, "he's bored with me, he's going to get sloppy, now's my chance to break out of here" that would presumably piss M off big time, because K is getting uppity and presuming to second-guess M and also because it shows K isn't quite as docile as he pretends to be. M could have sort of an "okay, I'll show you sloppy, you little so and so".

Or, K could be thinking, "Oh God, he's bored with me, I can tell, it's just a matter of time before he kills me" and getting more and more wound up, scaring the heck out of himself, and displaying signs of serious mental stress due to being so scared. He tries to become the Stepford Pet and every minute he's with M, he's trembling with fear. This, I'm guessing, would nonplus and perplex Mulder, who would set about trying to get inside his pet's head and trying to calm him. Maybe K has a breakdown...something like that could definitely hold M's interest, maybe make him redesign his approach. Sometimes a change can be a whole new start to things.
From:decadentdreams
Date:October 14th, 2006 07:40 am (UTC)
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I know how odd it must be to get a comment on an entry that's over a year old, but I *just* finished reading Not Bluffing, and while hunting around for a working email address (the one on your webpage bounced my email!) I stumbled across this entry. I'm sorry to hear that this isn't likely to go any further, but had to let you know how much I enjoyed the read. The email is longer (but more rambling and pointless), but I'd send it anyway, if I could... I do hope your muse comes back on this one. btw - I rather like Lorelei's ideas. :)
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From:jic
Date:October 14th, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC)
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Wow! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for saying so. (Also, thanks for the heads-up; I went through and fixed the emails on the website this morning.) From time to time, I think about going back to it, but I worry that the tenor will be too different. Maybe I'll poke it with a stick a few times and see if it wiggles.
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