More Bering & Wells Über, this time in a medieval setting:
Helena is a knight, Myka is a nun. (That is the brief version.)
The somewhat longer version is that I really wanted to try a setting with knights, echoing Warehouse 13’s theme of journey and self-sacrifice when it comes to H.G. and Myka. But what really happened, and what is the full-length version behind this story, is the following:
After the show – which you don’t need to know at all to follow this story – produced its fifth season (the one that does not exist) and the spoilers for the final episodes were already making it clear that there would be no addressing of Myka and Helena or where they stood with each other at all, I began to wonder how even with limited resources (unavailable actresses, already crowded scripts), an at least open-ended ending would have been possible for Bering & Wells.
It would, naturally, have been frustratingly easy.
But that led me, disgruntled by the waste of possibility as I was, to another idea: to try and tell a love story, as epic as possible, with absolutely limited resources – with restrictions of setting, with minimal interaction, with no time, in only few words.
It was my way of sticking it to the show, in a manner of speaking, and of placing these two characters in a grand romantic setting – tragic and starstruck and destined to meet at swordpoint – with the kind of energy that permeated late season 3 of Warehouse 13. Which you really don’t need to know at all. All you actually need to do to enjoy this story is enjoy knight’s tales.
Also, it was such a fun opportunity to go all early Bible edition nerd and frame everything with Vulgate quotes (which you are free to ignore).