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FORKNI-L Digest - 2 Nov 2000 to 3 Nov 2000 (#2000-339)

Fri, 3 Nov 2000

There are 8 messages totalling 577 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  2. YKYBRTMFKFFW.... (2)
  3. jacket update!
  4. Blitzing for the Knight November
  5. Pipe Dreams Part Sixty/?
  6. Pipe Dreams Part Fifty-Nine/?
  7. Pipe Dreams Part Fifty-Eight/?


Date:    Thu, 2 Nov 2000 17:26:05 -0500
From:    sherryh@i.......

> Cheryl Hoffman <hoffman@p.......> wrote:
> The Chippendales Murder         USA             7,8,12,18       ***NEW***

Oh my,  I almost fell off my seat laughing when I saw this -- images of LaCroix
as a Chippendale dancer!

Anyone know what part Nigel plays?  <g>

:) Boomer


Date:    Thu, 2 Nov 2000 15:07:21 -0800
From:    tigrlady2u@j.......

   You know you've been reading too much FK fanfic (is that possible?)
when...  you get the following joke in your email and can't help but
laugh as you picture Natalie and 'Katie' (from Knightraven's wonderful
'Nicky' series!) :

   Pushing a cart down a supermarket aisle, a man passed a woman
whose cart carried a four-year-old girl. As he walked by, he
heard the mother saying, "Take it easy, Natasha. It won't be
long. We have only three more items to buy."
        A few minutes later, he passed the same woman in
another aisle. As the little girl looked at the items on the
shelves, the woman crooned in a soothing voice, "It's okay,
Natasha. We're almost finished. Nothing to get upset about,
Tasha dear. We'll be outside in no time at all."
        When the man reached the checkout counter, the woman
was paying for her groceries. "Excuse me," he said. "I'd like
to compliment you on the way you kept your daughter calm
while you did your shopping. I overheard some of the soothing
things you were saying to Natasha here to keep her from
getting upset."
        The woman looked puzzled for a few seconds, then
laughed. "You've got it all wrong," she said. "My daughter's
name is Kate. I'm Natasha!"

 > Hey, if *I* had to deal with Nick, Nicky and LaCroix on a regular
basis, I'd be talking to myself, too!!!
 Great stories, Kylie! Keep 'em coming!

  On a more personal note... I got my phone turned on today, so I have my
email back!!!!! ::sighing in relief::
 Now, if I can only find the time to work on 'Pipe Dreams'...  I will
post the next three parts in the next twenty-four hours.

KC Smith
Nick/Natpacker with Dark Knightie tendencies.
"I've never met a chocolate I didn't like."


Date:    Fri, 3 Nov 2000 17:27:35 +1300
From:    Knightraven <knightraven@c.......>
Subject: Re: YKYBRTMFKFFW....

>    You know you've been reading too much FK fanfic (is that possible?)
> when...  you get the following joke in your email and can't help but
> laugh as you picture Natalie and 'Katie' (from Knightraven's wonderful
> 'Nicky' series!) :


It's a riot!<g> And thank you for the fabulous compliment!<g> And rest
assured the next episode is underway.

FK clothing available here! Look what's NEW...Winter Apparel!!


Date:    Fri, 3 Nov 2000 18:13:52 +1300
From:    Knightraven <knightraven@c.......>
Subject: jacket update!


25 down 25 to go!! Halfway!

Remember it's all or nothing. So don't procrastinate too long.<g>

FK clothing available here! Look what's NEW...Winter Apparel!!


Date:    Fri, 3 Nov 2000 07:17:04 +0000
From:    Kristin <kris1228@s.......>
Subject: Blitzing for the Knight November

Hello everyone,

This entire month we are focusing on three powers that be, Tristar, Sci-fi,
and TNT!

A lot of FK fans have wondered why we don't approach other networks about
possibly reviving the series. Well, we will continue to include TNT, and of
course Sci-fi and Tristar.

E-mail: tnt@t.......
(and place in the subject line: "To The Attention Of The Vice-President of

You also may call TNT's Viewer Comment and Question Line at (404) 885-4538,
however we ask that any phone calls be in addition to letters and e-mails.

For snail mail, send to:
Vice-President of Programming
TNT 1010 Techwood Drive, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Its going to be a big dose of e-mails from each of you the fans that would
love to not only have FK back on Sci-fi's schedule, but want to make sure
everyone knows that we are want more FK with the original cast in new
episodes and or movies!! So, what do you say? Are you ready to sit down,
take that few minutes and send off three e-mails? It could make all the
difference in the world!

Remember, say a little or say a lot, but say it!! We can make more FK

For the "whole" month of November, we are asking everyone to blitz the
feedbacks!!! For the month, you can re-use the e-mails you did before, or
write new ones. They can be long, or as short as just saying, "Bring Back
Forever Knight."
Important info to add in your letters: During this current blitz, we could
ask that an upcoming "SCIography" ep feature FK! So far, they plan to do eps
on "Battlestar Galactica", "Quantum Leap" and "Sliders", so asking them if
they plan to do a "SCIography" ep about FK can't hurt.

Also, Sci-Fi is airing "Sci-Fi World", which is a 6 hour block of sci-fi
programs with a different theme each day. It's also possible to ask them if
FK will be a part of the "Sci-Fi World" programming block!

ALSO REMEMBER!! Sci-fi will be changing its schedule around again soon....
lets make sure that we get Forever Knight on!!!

Sci-Fi's E-mail: feedback@w.......

Sony/Tristar Mail Form: http://www.spe.sony.com/spe/help_feedback_index.html

When e-mailing TriStar,(especially) give as much personal info as you
can...rather than just an e-mail name. A bit more personal carries more
weight with TPTB.

There's also a button, I made, which you can post on your websites to spread
the word about the blitzes. Have it link to my "save fk" page.

Long Live the Knight!

P.S. I will be sending out weekly reminders to keep the blitz going. :)


Date:    Fri, 3 Nov 2000 10:10:31 -0800
From:    tigrlady2u@j.......
Subject: Pipe Dreams Part Sixty/?

Disclaimers and posting permission in part one.

Pipe Dreams
Part Sixty
by KC Smith

   A few days later, Henri brought Patrick and Anya to visit. He
introduced them to Nick and Natalie.
 As they all sat down in the living room, Nat brought in a tray with
glasses of bloodwine, before sitting beside Nick on the sofa.
 "Henri tells us that you and Natalie have many questions. I hope that we
can help." Anya told them. She was a tall, thin girl with blue eyes and
dark auburn hair. She appeared to be in her mid-twenties.
 Patrick nodded his agreement. He had dark hair and green eyes. He, too,
appeared to be in his mid-twenties. "We will do our best."
 Nick smiled. "Thank you. May I ask how old you are?"
 Patrick grinned. "I was brought across about 557 A.D.  I met Anya about
980 A.D."
 "My husband was beating me… he nearly killed me. Patrick came along and
drained him. I thought he was going to kill me too, but instead, he
cleaned me up and cared for me until I was healed. We fell in love during
the time he was nursing me back to health. I asked him to make me what he
was and he agreed. When he tried to bring me across, something unusual
happened. We both changed dramatically. He became more human and I became
more vampire, but neither of us were sure what was going on. Fortunately,
his master knew what was happening. He explained it to us." Anya told
 "He told us that we had become Abherants and that it was a very rare
occurrence. Then he explained what that meant. Fortunately, he knew of a
couple that were also Abherants and he took us to them for training. Anya
and I would be more than happy to help the two of you." Patrick told
 Nick looked to Natalie, who nodded her consent. "We'd like that." Nick
told them.
 "We understand that you are expecting triplets?" Anya asked, smiling.
 "Yes. I must say, it was quite a surprise." Nat said, also smiling. "Do
you have any children?"
 Anya looked at Patrick and winked. "Oh, yeah. Several hundred."
 "*Hundred*?" Nat asked in disbelief. "You must be very busy."
 "Not really. Our youngest children are Forty –seven." Patrick told her,
beaming with pride. "We have great-grandchildren older than that."
 "And great-great-grandchildren and great-great-*great*-grandchildren…
and so on." Anya smiled.
 Natalie sat, speechless, for several minutes, a look of shock on her
 "Are your children immortal, as well?" Nick asked them.
 "A few of them are; the ones that have chosen to be brought across. The
rest are mortal." Patrick told him. "We've watched our children grow old
and die, for over a thousand years. It is difficult, but we understand
that it is just the way of life."
 Nick nodded his understanding.
 "When would you like to begin your training?" Anya asked.
 "Is tomorrow too soon?" Nat asked, finally recovering.
 "No. Tomorrow is perfect." Anya told them. "What time?"
 "Well, Christopher has to be at school at 8:30. How about 9:00?" Nat
 "Nine o'clock is fine." Patrick told them.
 "Christopher?" Anya asked.
 "Oh, yes. Our… nephew. It is actually a little more complicated than
that. I am his birth mother. My older sister and her husband adopted him
at birth. They were killed a couple of months ago and I got custody of
him. He calls us 'Uncle Nick and Aunt Nat'lie'." Nat explained, quickly.
 "I see. Does he know of us?" Patrick asked.
 Nick sighed. "Yes. The ghost of his Uncle told him that I was a vampire.
He helped to save me, when I was staked a while back. We've told him
about the unusual changes, since we didn't want him to be confused or
frightened. He seems to be taking it all in stride. We haven't, however,
told him of the pregnancy. We want to wait a bit longer."
 Anya and Patrick nodded. They looked to Henri, who also nodded. "He
understands about keeping it a secret?"
 Natalie smiled. "Oh, yes. He is worried about anyone finding out. He
doesn't want Nick to get staked again. Or me."
 "Well, stakes will no longer hurt you, but we will discuss that,
tomorrow. Until then, Nick, Natalie." Patrick said, as they all stood and
walked to the lift door.
 They shook hands and said farewell, before entering the lift and closing
the door.
 Once Nick had everything securely locked up, he led Nat up the stairs to
their bedroom. They had a long day ahead of them and needed to get some
End Part Sixty

KC Smith
Nick/Natpacker with Dark Knightie tendencies.
"I've never met a chocolate I didn't like."


Date:    Fri, 3 Nov 2000 10:04:36 -0800
From:    tigrlady2u@j.......
Subject: Pipe Dreams Part Fifty-Nine/?

Disclaimers and posting permission in part one.

Pipe Dreams
Part Fifty-Nine
by KC Smith

   Henri came to visit about a week later.  He hadn't seen Nick or
Natalie since before they had left for Paris, so he sensed the difference
 "Nicholas? What has happened?" He asked, reaching out with his senses.
 Nick took Natalie's hand. "We were hoping you could tell us. Nat has
been gaining vampiric abilities and I have been regaining mortal ones,
but neither of us has changed completely, one way or the other. Neither
of us understands what is happening."
 Henri frowned and was silent for several minutes. He paced in front of
the fireplace, before finally taking a seat across from them. "Tell me
what you have been experiencing."
 Nick sighed. "Well, I thought I was crossing back over as a result of
taking Nat's blood, as you said. I can go out into the sunlight. At first
my tolerance was low, but it has slowly been getting stronger. I can eat
solid food and drink beverages other than blood. I have a regular
heartbeat and respiration and my blood pressure is normal.  It's a little
low, but still within normal parameters.
 "But, I can still fly. None of my vampiric senses have been dampened and
I still require blood, though not as often as before. I also still have
my inhuman speed and strength, as well as all of my other vampiric
 Henri nodded and then looked to Natalie. "And you, my dear?"
 Natalie took a deep breath, smiling at Nick as he squeezed her hand
reassuringly. "Well, I guess it is basically the same as Nick, only in
reverse. I haven't lost any of my human capabilities- going into the
sunlight, eating and so on- but I've been gaining vampire abilities. I am
stronger, my senses are sharper, I can move faster and I have been
needing more of Nick's blood."
 She glanced at Nick and he nodded. "The other night, Nick poured himself
a glass of blood and I picked it up and drank more than half of it,
before either of us had realized what I'd done. Not only can I tolerate
it, I've begun to crave it. And just this morning, I woke up three feet
off the bed. I had been levitating in my sleep! Nick worked with me a bit
today and we found out that I can fly now, as well."
 Henri digested this information in silence, then suddenly let out an
explosive breath and stood. "Nicholas, Natalie, in order to confirm my
suspicions, I must taste your blood. Is this acceptable to you?"
 Nick stood and offered his wrist to the Ancient. "Yes."
 Henri's eyes turned golden and his fangs descended. He gently bit into
Nick's wrist, taking only a few swallows before releasing him. Then he
looked to Natalie. "May I?"
 Natalie stood and then she, too, held her wrist out to him. "Yes, you
 Henri was even gentler with Natalie than he had been with Nick. After a
moment, he released her. He turned his back to them and then walked to
the window, staring out into the night.
 Nick and Nat looked at one another in confusion. Just as Nick was about
to speak, Henri turned to face them.
 His voice was soft and his eyes reflected a kind of awe as he spoke. "Do
you two have any idea how special you are?"
 Natalie looked at Nick, who just shrugged and shook his head. "What do
you mean?" She asked.
 Henri came forward and took her hands in his. "You, children, are
Abherants. Very rare amongst our Kind and very special." He tentatively
reached out a palm and placed it on Natalie's softly swelling stomach.
"Do not fear for your children's lives. Nothing will happen to them."
 Nat looked up sharply. "Children?"
 Henri smiled and nodded. "Yes. Children. You carry not two, but three
young lives."
 Natalie momentarily faltered and Nick and Henri held her up. "Th-three?
Triplets?" She asked in shock.
 Henri chuckled. "Yes, Natalie. Triplets." He smiled at Nick, who was
grinning broadly.
 Nick sobered after a moment, hugging Nat close to his side. "How is it
that you are so certain that nothing will happen to the babies? And what
do you mean by Abherants? Henri, we really need to understand what is
 Henri smiled and motioned for them to sit. Taking a long sip of his
bloodwine, he began to explain.
 "Abherants are vampires, but they are human, as well; all of the power
and none of the limitations. There are some other unique things that you
will be able to do, in time. I know of two other Abherants. I will bring
them to you, to tell you more. But one of the most unique things, is that
Abherants can have children. Not only that, but they usually have them in
sets of two or three."
 Nat's eyes widened. "Wait a minute… are you telling me that every time
Nick and I get pregnant, we'll have at least two, maybe three?"
 Henri smiled and nodded. "At least. Occasionally, they have four or even
five at a time."
 Natalie eyed Nick warily before asking, "Does birth control work on us?"
 Henri burst into sudden laughter, as Nick looked slightly hurt and then
sheepishly smiled. "Oh Natalie! You are such a treasure." He patted her
hand. "I do not know. But I am sure Patrick and Anya can answer your
questions." He stood, preparing to leave. "I will contact them and ask
them to come. I am sure you have many questions for them to answer."
 Nick nodded as he and Natalie stood, too. "Thank you, for everything."
 Henri kissed Natalie on the cheek and shook Nick's hand. "You're
welcome. I will call you, when I know more."
 With a sudden whoosh of air, he was gone.
 Nick turned to Natalie and then suddenly lifted her into the air,
swinging her in circles. "Triplets Nat! Isn't it amazing?" He set her on
her feet and kissed her soundly. When he released her, he looked into her
eyes. "Are you happy, as well?"
 Nat smiled and brushed his golden hair from his forehead. "Yes, Nick. I
am very happy." She kissed him and then took his hand, leading him up the
stairs. "Come on. We still have a few hours before Chris wakes up."
 Nick grinned broadly and followed his wife up the stairs.
 End Part Fifty-Nine

KC Smith
Nick/Natpacker with Dark Knightie tendencies.
"I've never met a chocolate I didn't like."


Date:    Fri, 3 Nov 2000 09:56:01 -0800
From:    tigrlady2u@j.......
Subject: Pipe Dreams Part Fifty-Eight/?

 My goodness! I didn't expect this to turn into a novel! Disclaimers and
posting permission in part one. Thanks for all of your patience and
support! Let me know how you like it.

Pipe Dreams
Part Fifty-Eight
by KC Smith

   Two weeks later…
   Nick and Natalie walked into the kindergarten room and watched the
children playing. Christopher was hiding behind Nick, arms wrapped around
his legs. They had brought him to the first day of kindergarten, despite
his rather vociferous protests that morning.
 "Chris, look… all the other kids are having fun. Why don't you go and
join them?" Natalie said, trying to coax him out from behind Nick.
 Christopher stubbornly shook his head.
 Nick reached down and undid the small boy's arms from around his legs
and then turned to face him, kneeling. "What happened? You were so
excited about school before we went away."
 Christopher just shrugged and looked at his shoes.
 Nick looked at Natalie in concern. "You're going to have a lot of fun.
Aunt Natalie will pick you up and I will be waiting for you when you get
 Christopher continued looking at the floor and sniffled.
 Natalie wasn't sure what to do. She had been so certain that he was
ready for kindergarten. She hadn't anticipated this.
 "Hey there, young man." A male voice said. "What's all this about?"
 Christopher looked up to see Dr. Franke standing there. He shrugged his
shoulders and looked back down at the floor.
 "Nick, Natalie, would you mind if Chris and I had a talk out in the
hallway?" Dr. Franke asked.
 Nick and Natalie agreed and Dr. Franke led the child out of the room.
 Natalie looked around at the room. It was a bright, cheery place. She
hoped that Dr. Franke could help Chris resolve whatever was upsetting
  A thin young woman with dark curly hair came up to them and stuck her
hand out. "Hi. I'm Miss Stiller. I'm the kindergarten teacher. Do you
have a child in this class?"
 Nick shook her hand. "Nick and Natalie Knight. Yes, we do. Christopher
Thomas. He's out in the hallway with his therapist, Dr. Franke."
 Miss Stiller shook Natalie's hand. "Ah, yes. Christopher. I was told
that he has been through quite a bit recently. Is he going to be ready
for this? It is perfectly acceptable, if you'd like to wait another
 Natalie sighed. "We're not sure. He seemed so excited about starting
school, but the last few days he's been withdrawing and this morning, he
threw a temper tantrum. Maybe we should wait."
 "Let's wait and see what happens after Dr. Franke talks to him." Nick
told them.
 Dr. Franke and Christopher came back at that moment. "Hello. I'm Dr.
Franke." He said, extending his hand to the young woman standing with
Nick and Natalie.
 "Miss Stiller. You must be Christopher." She said, smiling brightly and
kneeling to his eye level. "I hope you're going to join our class. You
look like you're a very smart young man."
 Christopher looked at Dr. Franke and then at Nick and Natalie. He
finally gave her a shy smile and nodded.
 "That's great! Come with me and I'll introduce you to some of the other
kids. You know, they're all new today, too." She said, as she took Chris'
hand and led him away.
 Nick and Natalie sighed in relief, as Nick placed an arm around Nat's
shoulders. They watched him for a few minutes, before silently slipping
out the door.
 "He's just experiencing some separation anxiety." Dr. Franke told them.
"I was afraid you might have some difficulty with him, today. The other
day, he wasn't as excited about school as he had been. He's afraid of
being abandoned again. Both of his parents were taken suddenly and he
feels abandoned by them. It's perfectly normal, since he doesn't fully
grasp the concept of death yet."
 "He thinks we're going to leave him, too?" Nick asked. "He seemed okay
while we were gone on our honeymoon."
 "It seems to be a delayed reaction. As he deals with one issue, another
one surfaces. It will just take time. I'm afraid the two of you have your
work cut out for you." He looked at his watch. "I have to go. I'll see
you all later, this evening."
  "Thank you so much, for coming." Nat said, as she and Nick shook his
  "My pleasure." Dr. Franke said, before turning to leave.
  Nick and Nat watched him go and then Nick put his arm around Nat's
shoulders and led her to the car.
   Later that afternoon, Natalie picked Christopher up from Kindergarten,
on her way home from her Doctor's appointment.  She hugged Chris to her
and kissed him on the cheek.
 "How was your first day?" She asked, as she took his hand and led him to
the car.
 "It was fun!!  We played duck, duck, goose an' we painted- I painted a
picture of me an' you an' Uncle Nick- an' we read stories an' sang songs.
 Amy got glue in her hair durin' art an' Michael wet his pants durin'
snack an' can I come back tomorrow?" Chris said, barely taking a breath.
 Natalie laughed and hugged him to her. "Yes, you can come back
tomorrow!" She waited for him to climb into his booster seat, before
buckling him in.
 They stopped off for lunch and ice cream, before Nat finally took him
home. It was nearly three o'clock and Nick would be waking, soon.
 When they got back to the loft, Nick was awake and waiting for them.
"How was Kindergarten?" He asked Christopher. He caught Nat's smile, just
before Christopher launched into a narrative nearly identical to the one
he'd given Nat.
 "I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it." Nick said, kissing the small boy
on the top of the head. He then looked at Nat. "How did your appointment
 Nat smiled broadly. "Wonderful. Everything is fine." She glanced at
Chris. "I'll tell you more about it, later."
 Nick nodded, before heading for the kitchen and pouring himself a mug
full of blood. "Did you speak to your Supervisor yet?"
 Nat nodded, as Christopher went to his room. "He is disappointed, but
says he understands how I feel."
 Nat had decided that she wanted to remain on staff with the Coroner's
Office on a part-time 'on-call' basis. This would mean that they would
call her only when no one else was available, or they needed her for an
especially difficult case.
  "Are you sure this is what you want, Nat? We can always make
arrangements for Christopher, if you want to go back to work full time."
He pulled her to him and kissed her on the forehead.
 "Maybe, later. I just need some time to adjust. I mean, we have Chris
and the baby is coming… not to mention all that I've been through in the
last couple of years and the changes I'm experiencing. It's just finally
all catching up to me, I guess. I may never want to go back to full time.
We'll see how part time works, for now." She looked into his eyes. "Are
you upset with my decision?"
 Nick hugged her tightly. "Not at all. Call me old fashioned, but I think
it is better for Chris and the baby- and *you*- if you take it easy for
 Nat smiled and kissed him. "I did a blood workup on both of us."
 "And?" Nick asked her, his eyebrows raised.
 "And… I can't explain it. We both have the vampire factor. In you, it is
slightly more dominant, but I am getting closer to that, as well. But it
is different somehow.  The human cells have surrounded it and fused with
it. It's like the vampire is coexisting with our human sides." She
frowned and shrugged her shoulders. "I just don't know."
 Nick frowned, too. "Maybe Henri can explain it. He is due for a visit."
 Nat nodded. "I hope so." She sighed, as her eyes met his. "I don't want
anything to happen to this baby."
 Nick hugged her closer. "Neither do I, Nat. Neither do I."
End Part Fifty-Eight

KC Smith
Nick/Natpacker with Dark Knightie tendencies.
"I've never met a chocolate I didn't like."


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