This feature is owed to a pair of plot bunnies with a grappler gun who showed up at my brain door in a time of extreme deadline stress and refused to leave again.
It’s fan fiction (consider yourself warned at this point) for Warehouse 13. And I am not writing it because this show’s subtext needs fixing – it would be quite a challenge to try and make these characters appear any more in love than they already are -, but because its elegant and effortless maintext is a thing of beauty and I simply couldn’t resist. Strong female leads in sci-fi (Bechdel test passd with flying colors) should be celebrated either way, or at least that is my excuse and has been my belief since my t(ng)eenage days.
Some basic knowledge of the show (pointers for a 101 included in the disclaimers of chapter #1) would be helpful, but is not strictly necessary to follow the story.
That said, I don’t want to clot the inboxes of the regular Geschwitz subscribers with obscure steampunk (eventually, emphasis on steam) nerd sci-fiction romance, so these entries will be flying under the radar (i.e. they will be password protected), so that nobody finds love scenes they haven’t asked for in their inbox over breakfast coffee and then sues me over their ruined keyboard.
Whether you follow the show or not, clearance level is equally easy to gain by solving the following little puzzle (if you don’t like puzzles, just go to the “password trouble?” page linked in the right sidebar to have the password spelled out):
To access this particular artifact, you need to be on a first-name basis with HG
WelshWells’ first time-travelling character.
Clarifying after having received puzzled emails: HG Wells as in “the author”, and not the show’s character or time-traveling on the show. Additional hints (just enter them into a search machine together with “HG Wells”): Llyddwdd, 1888.
In case of further questions, feel free to drop me a line at aniklachev [at] gmail [dot] com.