|Date(s):||28 October 2009|
|External Links:||"Hunting Party"|
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It was inspired by a comment by alexandria_47 (a noted Hephaistion fan) about being a waitress at Alexander’s wedding to Stateira, and was written for the maryrenaultfics Halloween Spooky Challenge of 2009 (prompt: ‘cobwebs’). "Hunting Party" is a sequel to fawatson's earlier story "Gadrosia of the Stars", and uses the AU developed for that story (in which Hephaistion becomes a futuristic soldier) which was inspired by fanart by innervoice_chan showing Bagoas as a catman.
In this story, on the morning after the mass wedding which cements the treaty between ‘Rex’ (Alexander) and the native catmen tribes, ‘Hephty’ (Hephaiston) goes hunting and runs into a stray ‘Bessite monster’ which he defeats with the help of ‘Dria’ the catwoman who waited on him at the wedding the evening before.
Comments received on the story include:
- *snorfle* Bessites...Paul Kostis in a dress.... I hate to admit it, but this AU is teetering on the edge of becoming something I really like! The tone is remarkable, Flo - it's totally believable as SciFi - and Hephty as a plasma-rifle slinging warrior, well.... —my_cnnr
- So funny! That innervoice_chan has a LOT to answer for - LOL :)—trueriver