Yes its been a while since I’ve done this. But its occurred to me in the last couple weeks that I’ve read some pretty good stories, that I haven’t mentioned here yet.
So after the jump, let’s get back to some good fan fiction.
Its been a big change this last couple months since our previous re-watch, and my own “Overview” series of posts finished up. Chuck is clearly not as big a part of my life as it once was. But I don’t think that will ever mean it has no part! And I’ve continued reading those stories that catch my eye at fanfiction.net.
For this post I’ve got a mix of work by familiar writers and complete new names to me. So let’s start with a well established writer on my favorites list. I’ve mentioned a lot here by CostasTT. He likes a lot of the same sort of things I like best about the show; a team of good friends, heroic characters who try to do right, and an emphasis on family themes. His latest, “Chuck vs the Masquerade” is a complete AU that has Chuck recruited by the CIA because of his alarming resemblance to a wealthy international criminal, Hans Lichtenstein. This story will involve many characters we know and love in different roles. But a familiar part will be how quickly Chuck connects with his official handler, Sarah Walker. Apparently the plot here is borrowed from a television show I’m not familiar with. But it is well conceived and constructed. The whole story is now complete, and would take a couple of afternoons to read. I would say its rated PG, and is fun and exciting in all the right places.
One of those odd coincidences that often seem to arise; two stories, by two writers I previously did not know, set off from a similar situation in show history and go AU in ways that are both similar and different. Both are from the end of Chuck vs Tom Sawyer, and relate to Chuck learning about the kill order issued against him back in First Date. This comes about in pretty different ways. The first up is “What Would You Like?” by Stars90. It begins with Chuck being personally congratulated by the President after averting World War III. How things come out, and play out from there is entertaining and fun. Its obvious this writer has thought about many of the same things we’ve discussed at this site many times, from kill orders to Red Tests. This story is complete and could be read in less than a couple hours. It would be rated PG.
The second story along this line is “Chuck Takes a Stand” by Nomadic Nerd. The truth comes out quite differently here, which requires some different leveraging and maneuvering by Chuck. This is also a wonderful appearance of our favorite Wildcard Enforcer here, suffice to say Sarah is not amused by what Chuck learns. This story is not complete yet, and could currently be read in less than an hour.
The last piece I’ll bring up this time is by an author familiar to readers of this site. Its “Chuck and Sarah” by ChuckFanatic21, who will be better known to readers here as “Josh”! This is an epilogue story. It is immediately about Sarah recovering her memories and reclaiming her life. But its also about the future, and the career/business/family choices Chuck and Sarah will make together. So far we have two hefty chapters up, that look like almost an hour a piece of reading. Josh reports his next chapter is on the way, so hopefully this will update regularly. And Josh has delivered something a lot of fun. It looks like PG-13 sort of material to me.