Characters: Jarod, Original Character
Classifications: Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance
Warnings: Warning: Sexual Content
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 19727
Read Count: 1380
Another exceptional addition, Witch1. I love the intricate details as Jarod makes these more adult discoveries, much more interesting than disscovering modeling clay and twinkyies. And I think that due to his raising, he would find it only natural to explore sexuality, even bisexuality and the more deviant pleasures, eg bondage, torture sex. Another brilliant writer.
Reviewer: TheDarkAngel Signed
Really enjoyed this. Parker was just about to give in and Jarod was so very close to happiness but then bam! I especially loved the descriptions you poured into this series. Great work, Witch1.Reviewer: TheDarkAngel Signed
I'm really digging this dark fic. Please update.
Reviewer: TheDarkAngel Signed
I like it but please tell me that it isn't complete and please update soon.Reviewer: TheDarkAngel Signed
This is my favorite of your fics, very dark and fast paced.Reviewer: TheDarkAngel Signed
Nothing is more hideous than human nature.
I began reading this about six months ago and wanted to reserve my comment for the completion because it seemed that you were planning an unlikely and very cliche happy ending, the likes of which have become canon among the fan fic community. I am so pleased with your attention to detail and your very realistic, if even pessmistic, perception of everyone's favourite malfunctioning non couple. Since you gave us three separate endings, I will coment on each one individually.
The first, "In The Abstract" is, if I understand correctly, your gift to the Parker-Jarod shippers and even though it almost has that stench of same old happy ending despite the odds, you left much to the imagination and also you spanned the story over four plus years and that's very realistic, I believe. I enjoyed it for what it was: A gesture of appeasement to the fans and a valliant nod to the writers-creators of The Pretender and their fascination with The Wizard Of Oz. Good Job on this one, Mirage.Reviewer: TheDarkAngel Signed
Now this ending I like much more. You didn't shy away from the subject matter though I feared that you would. You tackled it head on, directly and with no holds barred. You pulled off both characters extremely well, Jarod and the B12 shot, for instance was just so very like something Jarod would do and Parker's continuing distrust despite the years and changes is just Parker, it's just like her and just like you wrote in the fic: "the broken record" syndrome. She can't prevent their history from repeating itself. After nearly losing her son, she realised that it was time to finally end the lie she was living. Love isn't always enough as is the case with this star crossed pair. Excellent job!Reviewer: TheDarkAngel Signed
It just didn't get any better than this, Mirage. I think that even though you mentioned that Irreconcilable Differences was the original ending, it's this ending, Perdition, you gave more of yourself, there's a great deal more detail. I loved the mirrored similarities between ending 2 and 3 and the way you carried this to the end. Jarod always wins in the end and the fact that the entire relationship was a lie and that everyday from before Carthis to the end of this chapter where we read about their life in Greece was a pretend on his part. It's brilliant, plausible and it's obvious that you poured every ounce of your pessimism into this ending and thought out every single detail to meticulously build this plot and the exhillirating climax and finally the end where Parker is still lying though she doesn't know why. I adore this ending and your audacity to post even if some readers were put off by the extremely anamorphic ending. Gutsy. This is my favourite ending, and considering that these two are products of the Centre, it's a very probable ending. Exceptional work here, Mirage.
I couldn't write a "forgive, forget and live happily ever after" ending because, fact is, it's not always possible to overcome the odds.
ITA was indeed written for the shippers. I knew the only way I could give any hope of happiness was to type up a dream sequence.
ID - glad you liked.
Ah, Perdition. You're probably right that I've put off some readers but, it seemed to fit the story. Besides, Jarod is a genius. He can be anything he wants to be, including an evil, controling bastard.Reviewer: TheDarkAngel Signed
In 2002, the corporation known as the Centre was infiltrated by various law enforcement agencies that acted in a synchronized global effort to eradicate the organization. And then one day, Jarod's huntress ran away.
Oh, Mirage, that was lovely and angsty, so Parker and Jarod-ish. They're attracted to each other but conditioned to hate and it's hard not to fall into old patterns. Toss in the fact that he's frustrated and angry as hell, and we have a volatile frappe. I liked the Lyle and Parker scenes and you wrote that with such detail that I could see and feel it. Jarod is grown up finally but he can't exactly hop into bed with her quite yet and I don't blame him for being guarded. She's hurt him before. Well, in summary, this was brilliant. My only complaint is the chapters are too short. Give us more darkness please?
Author's Response: Mmm, can't give you too much more darkness. I don't think. They are conditioned to hate but they're working on it. Maybe. I guarantee nothing. Thanks for the r&r.
Another amazing update!!! I hope to see a steamy scene in the future and I know it's going to end but not too soon I hope. The characters are dead on, you nail them every time. You are a great author and if you don't write professionally, you should. Can't wait to find out what happens next.
Author's Response: Hi and thanks, TheDarkAngel. I'm not sure if it's what one would term "steamy" but the new chapter may be to your liking. Maybe. Thanks for all the kind words, I really don't know that I've "nailed" them, they are very complex characters, and no, I'm not a writer. Those deadlines and demands wouldn't mesh well with busy schedule and my muse is always abandoning me.
What can I say Mirage, you're an amazing author. I love this story and love how eloquently you write even the sex scenes and how you don't over coat the story with sugar eg you kept Miss Parker in character, that means ice lots of it because there is a reason she's called the ice queen and it means she'll even be frosty with Jarod at times so good on you for keeping her in character. And with Jarod you make him darker, tough, grown up and sensitive to her at the same time without making it cheesy. If you want, you could make him darker. I'm ok with that. or will I have to read forces of nature again? lol...My only fear is that you might marry them off and give them a happy ever after but I would let that tiny slip up slide for you if you don't put her in white lol as they have had several years to deal with everything and Jarod isn't reliant on Sydney for a mummy anymore. That's another vote for not wanting this story to end, it's just so fantastic and very intelligently written. As several others have said before, you always manage to think up something original, add your unique twists to The Pretender storyline and bring the characters to life with your abilities so that although it's written word, when I read your stories, I feel like I'm watching an episode, only your stories are much better. I hate repeating myself and repeating others but everything has been said except for this....hurry up and write the next chapter Mirage you tease.. lol.
Thanks, DarkAngel. Lady Muse wants to make Jarod even darker- she loves to her have way with that man- I can't allow that to happen in this fic.
*shocked* Marry them off? Me? Fear not, I would never- oh wait! I know, I know, I married them off ONCE in one of the FON endings, but that was a very unhappy ending! Rest assured, if I marry them off, they will live miserably ever after, haha. Seriously, the wedding thing has been done, well done, and I would just screw it up if I attempted to write a wedding scene.
Say what? Tease? Au contraire, dark one. Mirage is not a tease. No. Mirage has a real life that can't be neglected. *winks*Reviewer: TheDarkAngel Signed
Thank you, thank you!! I was afraid that Jarod shared the details of her torture with her family and betrayed her trust....I was extremely relieved that it was just a misunderstanding on Miss P's part, that he was only breifing them about the possibility that Alex was after them. Even though Jarod is in charge, Parker was dead on right about the mad man and I love you for writing it like that. The power struggles are wonderful, but I'm glad Jarod put his foot down when it concerns the investigation...it shows that he's trying to protect her because he loves her, even if he was wrong about Alex's MO...Jarod isn't perfect lol and you always shows us that. I can't wait for the next update! You are so awesome!!!
*bows* Thank you, thank you, dark one. If Jarod had divulged that information, Parker would have terminated further contact with him and Lady Muse wouldn't allow that.
Ah, yes, Alex. Indeed, Parker was spot on about the "mad man", and actually, that's what I liked about Alex- he doesn't torture (like our gorgeous devil Lyle) or experiment (like our whacked bible thumper Raines) and he wouldn't recruit someone to squeeze the trigger.
Jarod did put his foot down (this time). He is so afraid of losing her that he may just end up losing her- while attempting to protect her. *evil grin*
Correct. Jarod is far from perfect and I enjoy demonstrating that. The next chapter is in the works.Reviewer: TheDarkAngel Signed
Miss Parker. Jarod. A kiss. Death.
Impressive writing, Mirage. I too am surprised that she killed him but what a hell of a way to do it!! By setting him free, she's freeing herself and I love that Parker's method of delivering death to Jarod was not a bullet but a kiss laced with Pistachios. Original and very accurate too. Again, your pessimism is in every line and I can almost hear the sarcastic don't give a damn undertones. Gutsy. I do adore your audacity.
Author's Response: Thanks, DarkAngel. Some days all I have going for me is my originality and audacity but most days, I don't even have that. Ah well. Glad you enjoyed Jarod's death.
A sequel to FUN HOUSE and SIMPLE PLEASURES. You don't have to read either of those to get the gist of this.
You are very unpredictable. I like the violence, and the nice hurt/comfort quality to this fic and just how ballsy Jarod can be. You must write more.
Author's Response: Me? Unpredictable? No. Sometimes, I guess. I will try to write more. Thanks for the r&r, Dark Angel.
Jarod is slowly loosing his grip on reality...and it's all because of her.
How is he going to solve the mystery that is his huntress?
Uhhuh Ice Angel this is amazing!!! Please update this soon...feel free to make it dark as I'm totally craving dark Jarod fics lol.Reviewer: TheDarkAngel Signed
A chance encounter with a past acquaintance is Jarod's undoing. Or is it?
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That was WAY hot Mirage. I tend to love the darker fics, specifically the darker Jarod fics so I really love this and it is a very fine line that you tread I know and I know you don't want to cross into non consent but really, more reluctance would be cool and the cuffs would be ok to use on her during sex. If your muse is willing. So far, I LOVE this!
Author's Response: Thanks, DarkAngel. It's a very fine line indeed and although the muse is very willing, I am not. I won't be adding any non-consent to this fic. I may toss the cuffs/reluctance into the party, hmm, I don't know yet. For you dark and naughty non-conster-ers: Lady Muse may cook something up come autumn (Yes, another insane idea hurled itself at me last night), but for now, I think I'll try not to scare anymore readers, haha.
Retribution goes awry when Jarod inadvertently kills a man. (Story in English)
Hello? Update please.
I will update soon, dark one.Reviewer: TheDarkAngel Signed
lol, I feel better too now that you've purged this from your mind and shared with us!! Mirage, Mirage, Mirage, woman you can certainly grab our attention. Jarod junxtaposed in a hell of a predictment....he wants revenge for that woman and absolution for himself. Always wondered what would happen if his angered got the best of him. Very Anne Rice-ish scenery. And you finished Nemesis!!!
Hello, Dark One (ever the flatterer haha) and thanks for reading and taking the time to review. I did finish Nemesis and I'm quite pleased to be done with it for obvious reasons.
Indeed, Jarod is in a bit of a bind and he may be there for a while.
Reviewer: TheDarkAngel Signed
Groom and clean, lol, yukky greasy stuff and something I could totatally see Jarod and MTW using, lol. Fab job with the little adventure in finding Jarod, like that Miss P used "please" to get Gil to listen and the little emotional slips, and how she covered them. Stubborn woman. Evil cliff hanger. Update soon.
Ah, so you're familiar with the blue stuff? I assumed I lost any readers that may have glanced at this fic right then and there but the guy does have quite the unruly mane and was indeed rocking the greasy slicked back "do" in TP 2001 and IOTH and he was um, nasty (well, he was!). Right you are, Parker pulled a Jarod with Gil and chatted him up sweetly to get her answers but she did get her answers. Sorry, dark one, but I'm currently not working on an update. It is summer and I've become quite addictive to the beach scene. Girls just want to have fun! Right?Reviewer: TheDarkAngel Signed
Excellent! I'm the first to review this chapter? I'm still thrown by the latin maybe everyone else is to but I love the descriptions and it's always a pleasure to see Jarod upset and Sydney doing what he does best. Great interaction and realistic. The Miss Parker and Broots side was very funny and entertaining and I like the message you send about women's clothes not meaning they are whores. That was good. I'm guessing Jarod is going to be pissed when Parker shows up with Broots.
Thanks for reading and reviewing, dark one. No, you're not the first to review chapter three (most reviews have been coming via email or IM) but you are the first to review chapter three here at MP. *winks* Yay, haha.
Yeah, wow, a couple of others are also put off (resistant, even) by the Latin ("aww, but it sounds better in Latin!", the muse pouts) and I'm considering making changes. Mhm, Jarod is going to be extremely displeased when Parker arrives with Broots. In fact, Jarod's going to abduct Parker at gunpoint and that's going to be ugly and- darn, that's all Lady Muse will tell me- at least until I get myself off the beach and finally commit to continuing. *shrugs* I'll do it later.Reviewer: TheDarkAngel Signed
holy f^#$&g cow! "karma is a bitch her name is miss parker" 2 many to quote girl!! love it and want more!!Reviewer: TheDarkAngel Signed
I hope you will update this and all your other fics too! What a hell of a ride Mirage!
Aw thanks Darkone.Reviewer: TheDarkAngel Signed
Holy wow! Mirage you are breath of fresh air. You keep me spellbound by your talents. Incredibly written as your stories always are! You own these characters. What typos? Don't ever apologize. Just write. You are my favorite author, hands down my favorite Pretender author. God. I wish you were writing the novels. I know you are tired of hearing it but it's a crying shame. We still have your fics thankfully!. Thank you for skillfully illustrating each chapter, each action. So amazing. Always Pretender perfect! I love how in character all of the characters are. Thank you thank you thank you!
Hello, Dark One. I'll just have to ignore that part about the novels. Thanks for reading and reviewing.Reviewer: TheDarkAngel Signed
Ok first lemme say I don't know how you can write ..what is it now..... 5 or 6 fics at a time.. I want to thank you for updating and actually finishing what you start. I want to kiss you for continuing to write...I'm not a lesbian either but I think you are terrific! Just don't stop writing. Some of us are down about the TP reboot so you can't let us down. Keep going love...and give us an idea of what happened to Miss P please.Reviewer: TheDarkAngel Signed
Beautiful as always Mirage. Don't let her die. PLEASE!!!
She won't die. It's okay. "I promise" - haha, said in Jarod's voice. Thanks for reading and reviewing.Reviewer: TheDarkAngel Signed