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I just posted my 2nd Strange Angel fic – diggi…

I just posted my 2nd Strange Angel fic – digging a little deeper into Ernest‘s and Maggie‘s relationship and exploring the question who‘s needy… let‘s just say, Maggie gives him a taste of his own medicine…

https://archiveofourown.org/works/15305637

Chapter 15 Little River Ledge

Chapter 15 Little River Ledge:

I tried to write about Quinn’s past several times. Sometimes I posted bits and pieces in other fics, sometimes I never posted what I wrote.

My understanding of the characters developed with the time and all the fics I wrote and here’s what I wrote back in May for this fic, when he finally tells Carrie his story.

Little River Ledge — Chapter 14

Little River Ledge — Chapter 14 :

lalalarrr:

findmyrupertfriend:

frangipaniflower001:

If you haven’t read it yet, make sure you didn’t miss chapter 13 which I posted a few days ago.

Chapter 14 brings Max back – and Anson.

Read this amazing fic by our own Frangi!

Quinn is naked in it!! 😍😍😍

I barely got caught up to Chapter 12 and had to come up for air!

“What do you want, baby? I owe you. For the rest of my life, I owe you.”

@frangipaniflower001 stop killing me over here 😩😫

I only write down what they say. He made her believe he’s dead after all, so I guess he really owes her 😘

Little River Ledge — Chapter 14

Little River Ledge — Chapter 14 :

If you haven’t read it yet, make sure you didn’t miss chapter 13 which I posted a few days ago.

Chapter 14 brings Max back – and Anson.

Do What Thou Wilt – my first Strange Angel fic

Do What Thou Wilt – my first Strange Angel fic:

I gave it a try!

hellyeahomeland: Y’all, I haven’t been able t…

hellyeahomeland:

Y’all, I haven’t been able to get into a Homeland fic in a really long time. I feel pangs of inspiration to write myself sometimes, but they quickly fade when I realize… hmm… maybe I really don’t have much to say right now in the fictional fictional realm. 

All of which is to say… “Little River Ledge” by our own prolific and talented @frangipaniflower001 is something of a miracle for me. Frangi’s basically the Queen of Homeland Fic but the level to which I’ve become not just invested but deeply, deeply moved by her story–considering my recent months-long apathy–is something I never expected. 

In “Little River Ledge,” Peter Quinn is alive (surprise!) and he cajoles all the various powers that be to let him house Carrie in an oceanside cottage on the coast after the events of season seven. Carrie is in, as we all know, very rough shape. She doesn’t talk, barely sleeps (and when she does, on a mattress in a closet rather than on the bed). Quinn watches her–he’s rehabilitating himself, still–giving her space and time and the silent encouragement he knows she needs. He’s been here before. So he knows how this goes. Quinn and a non-speaking Carrie are a fairly quiet pair, so a lot of the story thus far exists in these silent moments between them. And what a look here or glance there means. 

When there are words spoken, I find myself hanging on each one. They carry such weighty significance. I won’t spoil you but Carrie has a line at the end of chapter nine that almost caused me to pause in my tracks. The story plays with perceptions and what’s real and isn’t in a really interesting, clever way. After all, Carrie believed Quinn was dead. And then she lost her mind in Moscow. So who’s to say this isn’t all just an extension of that nightmare? (I promise that this isn’t where this story is actually going–though it is totally the greenpen ending!–but it’s the undertone of her complete disorientation.) 

I’m gonna wrap this up now because this is getting long, but just one more thing! One of the most important things I need in a fic is what I term generosity. By that I mean, empathy and honesty toward the characters and where they’ve been and how they are. It’s the kicker for me in everything I read.

Frangi’s fic has this generosity in spades–it shines through in every word. But what’s really surprising for me about my investment in it is that it’s told mostly from Quinn’s perspective. As he observes Carrie. As he tries to interpret meaning from the actions of a woman who is still, in a big way, lost in this world. And yet… he finds the beauty and the grace, the resolve and the courage, in each and every one of her actions and how she faces the long, steep uphill climb toward something resembling “square one.” 

For personal reasons, I can’t tell yet whether this fic has helped me heal and move on from the sadness and pain of the end of season seven or whether it’s kept me in that space (which might in itself be a form of healing, by virtue of just making me feel comfortable in it). This is no fault of the story’s, of course. But it’s my reaction to it, and how I’ve felt reading each chapter, wondering how this will play out next season. 

I used to wonder out loud, “gosh, why does Quinn love Carrie so much?” and was often met with a resounding chorus of “because of all the reasons we love her.” That’s the truth, and this story–after what we saw at the end of the season–pays tribute to that in a way that has been so thoughtful and genuinely, deeply moving. Please read it.

Sara. I’ve no words. 😘

Just looking at that gif of Quinn in the diner…

Just looking at that gif of Quinn in the diner. Do you think Johnny was his real name? After all, Julia named their son after him and Q didn't object. I wonder when and why he changed it to Peter, or perhaps back to Peter. I am so desperate for a back story on Quinn!!

So many of us are desperate for a backstory on Quinn!  In fact, possible universes exploring his past are a frequent inspiration for fan fic, including several about his relationship with Julia.

Nikita Sunshine is currently writing a beautiful and heartbreaking story, “Origins,” about Quinn spending time with Franny and how that relationship calls up his memories and details of his tragic childhood. I can’t wait to see where this story goes!

There are also lots of fics exploring all kinds of possibilities for Julia and Quinn.  I suggest FinlyFoe’s “The Julia Files.” which was the first fic exploring their relationship and backstory.  Our own @frangipaniflower001 also has a series that diverges wildly from canon, but presents a backstory that could have become the characters we know in canon. In her Hong Kong series, however, young Quinn encounters Frank Mathison (along his daughters!), and teenaged-Quinn’s life takes a turn for the better.

But, you didn’t really ask about fan fic, so if we stay in the canonical universe, this is what we know:  In 5-12, Dar tells Carrie that Quinn came to the CIA directly from the foster care system at age 16. He goes on to describe Quinn as a “natural from the start,” and the “the youngest guy ever” sponsored for black ops training. Dar also implies that he used the teenaged Quinn to honeytrap a ‘paymaster’ in Hong Kong. Then in 6-7, Dar comments that Quinn “grew up in a hard school,” but Quinn implies that Dar first noticed him because of his good looks and calls Dar a “dirty old man.” Dar responds that he never forced himself on anyone.  Presumably, this backstory is the origin of the emotions on display when Dar tells Quinn “I love you,” in 6-11. Later, McClendon recognizes the name ‘Peter Quinn’ as the ‘pretty one.’ 

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luallice:

How is to be a shipper: 

So true…

Chapter 4 – Little River Ledge

Chapter 4 – Little River Ledge:

frangipaniflower001:

AO3 messed up the date settings so it’s buried somewhere on position 4 or 5 of the fic list but I updated it today with chapter 4.

This is such an amazing fic! 

Chapter 4 – Little River Ledge

Chapter 4 – Little River Ledge:

AO3 messed up the date settings so it’s buried somewhere on position 4 or 5 of the fic list but I updated it today with chapter 4.