Series: Myths and Revelations
AU, Slash, First Time, Angst, some Crossover, Humor, PWP, Drama, Established Relationship
PG through NC17 (each fic rated individually)
Guilty Secret - here there be Centaurs
I don't think so.
Before I write anything else, I have to state a disclaimer, here: the reason this is listed as a Guilty Secret
to do with the quality of the writing, or the ingenuity of the
author. Nothing whatsoever. It all has to do with the fact
that I'm about to rec a series of fic about Centaurs. Centaurs, dammit.
had no intention to read this series in the first place, but I liked
Nix' other work, and I just kept hearing about them, and one day, I
just cracked. I decided to read just one, just so I knew what it
was all about. Well, that wasn't enough. So I read
another. And another. And here I am. Rec'ing a
series about Centaurs.
First off, I had never really thought about the habits of
Centaur. It just wasn't something I ever comtemplated. But,
it makes perfect sense that every creature, human or otherwise, is to
some extent, ruled by their nature. So the nature of a Centaur is
in some ways dictated by the fact of his equine ancestry.
That means that every herd is ruled by a Head Stallion, which by his
very nature is aggressive, dominant, and always
in charge. Sound like someone you know? Oh, yes. We are indeed talking about Gibbs.
And if you know me well, at one point in the last paragraph you
probably said, "Oh, so that's why Dusty is so into this." And you
would be right. The operative word in the last paragraph? Dominant
Heh. You know me too well. And watching Tony deal with the
Dominant/submissive issues that come along with a relationship with
Gibbs is fascinating in and of itself. But that's not all there is to these fic.
There's much more to it than that.
The search of a man for a place in this world to call his own; the search of
someone, while being forced to hide his very nature from the rest of
the world, to find a people to belong to and which belong to him:
these things are universal. The fact that they happen to a
mythological creature in a present day world not known for it's acceptance of the
unusual, let alone the inexplicable, just adds to the difficulties he
has to face. And finding someone to share this burden with?
Not easy under the best of circumstances. In a Law Enforcement
agency affiliated with the Military? You might as
well forget about it.
The stories here range from the simple familiarity of a conversation between lovers, to PWP's, to
complicated plots involving cases and family trauma on both sides, to
dealing with fellow Stallions and aggressive humans. They're
always entertaining and well written, and I've yet to be disappointed
by one. Nix is actually borrowing the Universe these stories are
based in from the Horses of Different Colors series
by James Walkswithwind
) and wolfling
. However, you don't need to have read that Series before starting Myths and Revelations
; Nix has made them all self-explanatory. That series is actually a Huston Knights
but I have to admit, having never seen the show, I wasn't all that
interested in the fic. But don't worry, there'll be more about
this Universe at a later point. Heh heh heh heh...
Just so you know, Parts 1 & 2 are dependant on each other. They're both fairly short, though, so that's no real problem. All the rest of the Series can be read separately. I suggest you read them in order, thought; I think they're more enjoyable that way. Nix is currently writing story # 9 in the series, and I'm awaiting it anxiously, but I decided to go ahead and post this, since the link I'm giving you here should link-up to the new one when it's added to the NCIS Fanfic Archive. Enjoy them, I know I do!
From Part #3: Visited and Voiced
( Gibbs, however, was not gone. )
I rate this series:
Pretty Damn Good