Back in early 2005, when CSI
was going through an unfortunate Sofia period*, I wrote an angsty little AU futurefic, tossing in some mutated characters from Prey
just for fun (mostly because I've long thought that Vincent Ventresca would be the perfect actor to play Sara's brother). It ended on a nice note of hope, I thought--because when do I write undiluted misery--and Rollercoaster
was well-received in the GSR fandom.
I didn't think too much about it at first, but then WP1fan suggested a sequel, and I thought why not, since it obviously wouldn't be that much a longer story...
To reiterate, hah.
I still consider Halfway to the Moon
to be one of my best longer works--and it is still the longest I've ever done, by over 65,000 words. The reception for it was generous and enthusiastic, and I am forever grateful to the readers who cheered me on. But having finished it and given Grissom and Sara their happy-ever-after, I wasn't motivated to do more.
And then a couple of years ago the muse opened a drowsy eye, tossed a tiny idea in my lap, and promptly went back to sleep as soon as I'd got a quarter of the way through the new one. This week, she finally woke up again.
So here's the little coda, the proof that life keeps going into the ever-after (but don't let the banner mislead you. Sara sticks by what she said). Outrunning Gravity
is brief, AU futurefic, GSR, and rated G. It is also dedicated to cincoflex
, because without her it--and the rest of this universe--would simply not exist. ♥ *I have nothing against Sofia as a character; I just didn't like her messing with the GSR.