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A Soldier’s Wife


A Soldier’s Wife

  • AUTHOR: Zephyr
  • TITLE: A Soldier’s Wife
  • CATEGORY: Drama
  • RATING: G
  • SUMMARY: Dozer, Tank, Zee, Cass, and a little bit of Link when they were kids, intermixed with a soldier’s wife’s reflections on this childhood and her life.
  • AUTHOR’S NOTES: I realized at 6am one morning that no one had tackled the characters that MTS had said, in her pre-Reloaded spoiler whore knowledge, that we were going to have so much fun fic-ing. I quickly decided that I’d have to present the idea to the HLers as a challenge of sorts. Then suddenly my muse jumped on board my thought train and off we went on a two-day journey to discover these lovely but dismissed characters that needed a background and some fleshing out.

A Soldier’s Wife

“Can Cass come out to play?” The gregarious little girl, no more than 5, with untamed curls out-spoke her two shyly stammering brothers. The tall, curvy woman in the doorway smiled her motherly, knowing smile at the trio.

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Losing You


Losing You

  • AUTHOR: Trin Chardin
  • TITLE: Losing You
  • CATEGORY: Drama
  • RATING: G
  • SUMMARY: “Trinity knocked softly at the door of Neo’s room. Not hearing an answer from within, she sighed and entered anyway. She shut the door close behind her and went to sit next to him on the narrow cot. He refused to acknowledge her presence and continued to stare at the blank wall before him.”
  • AUTHOR’S NOTES: I thought that it was time I wrote something about the crew of the Neb and not another of my original character fics. So, this is definitely not part of my Nemo (I changed Nemesis to Nemo.) collection — Fine! I admit it! I have writer’s block with it! AHHHHH!

Losing You

Trinity knocked softly at the door of Neo’s room. Not hearing an answer from within, she sighed and entered anyway. She shut the door close behind her and went to sit next to him on the narrow cot. He refused to acknowledge her presence and continued to stare at the blank wall before him.

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Old Friends


Old Friends

  • AUTHOR: September (fadagaski@yahoo.co.uk)
  • TITLE: Old Friends
  • CATEGORY: Drama (there’s no ‘General’!)
  • RATING: G
  • SUMMARY: Niobe and Trinity enjoy a relaxing vacation from their hectic lives.
  • AUTHOR’S NOTES:
    • CHARACTERS: Trinity, Niobe. (NOT slash.)
    • TIMELIME: Set before ‘The Matrix’.
    • ADVERT: *snicker* If you would like to become a true member of September’s Official fanclub, you can sign up either HERE or HERE or HERE. *breaks into uncontrollable laughter*
    • DEDICATION: Lexie my beta. Also, mts and Danascully for the inspiration I needed!

Old Friends

They danced. It was simple movement, a parry between friends, one short and black, the other tall and white. They flowed together like water, easy and relaxed. They both were smiling lightly. Arms and legs moved in synchronicity as the two waltzed across the beige training room, Oriental styled to reflect their fighting technique. It was Eastern poetry in motion.

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Serenity


Serenity

  • AUTHOR: Scottishlass
  • TITLE: Serenity
  • CATEGORY: Drama, Romance
  • RATING: G
  • SUMMARY: Before they’re lovers, Trinity and Neo recognize a closeness they can’t ignore or deny. A short little vignette.

Serenity

I wake to a feeling that I seldom feel here on the ship – the feeling of company, someone present. We know each other too well for surprises. Familiar footsteps, familiar scent. There are no secrets; we form one consciousness whether we want to or not.

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A Chance Encounter


A Chance Encounter

  • AUTHOR: Ryven
  • TITLE: A Chance Encounter
  • CATEGORY: Drama
  • RATING: G
  • SUMMARY: When you go off to war, you leave loved ones behind.
  • SPOILERS: Nope :)
  • AUTHOR’S NOTES: I wanted to write a fic where a) Trinity didn’t have a crappy home life (’cause that’s been done. often) and b) where we see a bit of what happens to the people who knew a person who gets unplugged. Finally, c) I wanted to write a bit of what might happen when someone who is unplugged unexpectedly meets back up with someone from before. Chocolate, Praise and Champagne to Mercury for the beta!
  • DISCLAIMER: I don’t own the Matrix, blame me for the story herein.

A Chance Encounter

“Mom? Dad?” A young man in his mid thirties pushed aside the back porch door. He slid his sunglasses back off his face and squinted into the dim light.

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Contentment


Contentment

  • AUTHOR: Quin Firefrorefiddle
  • TITLE: Contentment
  • CATEGORY: Romance, OC
  • RATING: G
  • SUMMARY: A woman tells us who she is, in relation to her children, her husband, and the Resistance.
  • AUTHOR’S NOTES: Slightly dreary.
  • DISCLAIMER: I own Starlighter and all of her children, that’s all. All characters from the movie The Matrix do not belong to me, I’ve only borrowed them.

Contentment

My name is Starlighter, and I’m a number of different things. I’m a mother to my children, and a wife to my husband. I’m Head Librarian, here in Zion, I’m a friend in my circle, small as it may be.

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