Disclaimer: I own absolutely nothing, all characters and original Roswell/Anita verse settings belong to other very lucky people.
Pairings/Couples/Category: UC/Crossover. The main characters are Liz, Tess, and Alex from the Roswell verse and all the main Anita verse characters. As this will largely be set with the three Roswellians as children, pairings will not be shown in these drabbles, for Anita the pairings will be canon.
Rating: Adult, there will be violence and sex; this is crossed with Anita Blake after all!
Summary: Scenes of the Blake Triplets growing up. Sequel to Wander Into Darkness
Author's Note: Just some drabbles depicting events between the ages of six after Wander Into Darkness leaves off, and thirteen when the sequel picks up. Also, as a note on their memories: as you can tell by the end of Wander into Darkness, almost all of their memories of their prior lives had faded, though they still acted like a mix of adults and children. Those memories start to trickle back as they get older, but aren’t in the front of their minds, more like déjà vu. So by the end of these drabbles, and the beginning of the sequel, they all will remember most of what happened in their prior lives, but it won't really influence anything in the stores (for now), nor do they think about it very often, just a few nightmares.
AN2: Also, feel free to still suggest/request any drabbles you’d like and if I haven’t already written them I’ll give them a shot
Drabble Note: So since I know people were disappointed that I never had Richard interact with the kids in Wander Into Darkness, here’s his first meeting with the triplets.
The first time Richard met her kids, well, she should have known it wouldn’t go well. It was soon after Anita officially adopted them, and Richard showed up to scream at her some more about the marks without warning, so she couldn’t make sure they were out of the house.
Anita was standing in the kitchen, hands on the counter as she tried to keep herself from pulling her gun. The kids were in the living room with Nathaniel and a few other pard members, all of them watching with large eyes as the Ulfric gesticulated wildly, his voice rising in volume with every word.
Before anyone realized what was happening, Liz had jumped to her feet and made her way to Richard’s side, tugging on his pant leg.
Richard stopped mid rant and looked down bemusedly at the tiny brunette, who despite the lack of relation, looked so much like her mother that it plagued him with visions of what could have been.
“You are a bad man Mr. Richard.”
Richard’s mouth fell open in shock and the other adults in the room were nearly as surprised. Of the three, Liz was the peacemaker, rarely showing any temper unlike the other two children, and she was unfailingly polite to adults she didn’t know.
She wasn’t done either, and her eyes had that peculiarly luminescent sheen that meant she was seeing things other people didn’t. “You’re not a bad man because you’re a monster, everyone here is and they’re all good people. You’re a bad man because you care more about you and your stupid monster issues, than about protecting the people who depend on you. I don’t like you and I think you should stay away from my family.”
Her young sweet voice was iron hard with determination and she met his gaze unflinchingly before turning and marching back to the living room, taking a seat between Alex and Tess. Her chocolate brown eyes were cold and icy as she continued to stare at the werewolf, and the resemblance to Anita had never disturbed him so much.
The room was silent for a moment before Anita sighed. “I think you should leave Richard.” When he looked about to protest she raised her eyebrows, “Do you really want to keep making a scene in front of my children?”
The pointed barb at his desire for a normal life with the white picket fence took the wind out of his sails and he left without another word, just a parting almost wistful glance at the living room, and a glare for the woman he both loved and hated.
“What a prick.” Tess said flippantly as the door closed behind him, her blond curls bouncing as she tossed her head. Zane laughed and Nathaniel couldn’t hide his grin, but Anita frowned.
“Watch your language young lady.” She said, feeling like such a mom in that moment that she almost pinched herself to make sure she was awake.
Tess muttered an unconvincing sorry and Anita sighed, doing her best to hide her own smile.
Out of the mouth of babes.