This is the story that I wrote live, without notes, during an IRC chat (highly edited to include only my story entries). The exercise took about three hours, and was peppered with lots of heckling and other simultaneous chats. Why did I do this? Clearly, I’m freakin’ nuts.

I thought it would be interesting to write a piece of Xena fanfic that took place in the Xenaverse, but didn’t even make mention of Xena or Gabrielle. Instead it uses a pair of characters that it didn’t appear at the time would ever appear again on Xena — after all, one was dead and the other was generally disliked.

Admittedly, when you write like this, the story lacks a bit of polish. I later worked on the text to flesh it out a bit. You can find it here: Risks of Trust and Honor

February 6, 1996