Reset by scotchplaid is the perfect fix-it fan fiction story to finally atone for the injustices that Warehouse 13 inflicted on the shippers and characters.
Reset by scotchplaid is the perfect fix-it fan fiction story to finally atone for the injustices that Warehouse 13 inflicted on the shippers and characters. Those who have read my fan fiction reviews know how much I despise TV shows that do everything to queer bait their viewers only to lose the nerve or who, in fact, never have had the nerve to bring the two characters whose chemistry is off the charts.
Warehouse 13 fits squarely into the same category. The show had a great premise and an interesting cast, except its main heroine Myka Bering was head and shoulders above all the others and clearly no matter who the writers seemed to want to pair her with, was just too small, or shallow, or completely unsuitable for her.
Myka was not just a Warehouse Agent. As former Secret Service operative, she had the nous, the skills, the intelligence for anything the job at the Warehouse throws her way. But she was also a deeply introverted, by the book, nerdy character that captivated the hearts of the viewers. Gentle, sweet, but unquestionably badass.
Myka bering/h.g. wells
She needed someone interesting, outside the box, someone who would pierce her nerdy shell and make her throw caution to the wind. Enter Helena Wells. Over years old, sex on heels, with swagger, brains, beauty, a dark past, and an awful slew of misdeeds to her name — Helena was perfect for the straight laced Myka… Yet Helena was also a bruised, battered, wounded to the core woman who has lost it all and who is ready to make everyone and anyone pay for taking away what was most precious to her. One look at the sultry brunette with wounded eyes and Myka was a goner.
Their chemistry was off the charts, they fit together like pieces of the puzzle and it all just makes sense. Myka could help Helena heal her wounds and Helena could make Myka finally come out of her shell… It just made sense. Who will save the day? Scotchplaid, one of the most prolific Bering and Wells fanfic writers on AO3.
Reset, among their many stories, is the crowning jewel. It is the perfect fix-it to all the injustices Warehouse 13 has inflicted on this ship. When Reset starts, we find Helena adrift, a rich, bored art appraiser wasting her life, alone and lonely. Myka has finally divorced Pete whoever thought those two would make a good couple… just no and one look at the still lost and still wounded Helena, as always does the trick. They are clearly made for each other, they have finally shed the shackles of their past and nobody is standing in their way… Except for the Warehouse itself and a plot that is so devious, so underhanded and dangerous that will either claim their lives or save the world.
So, basically par for the course for Bering and wells fanfiction two. There have been several attempts to resolve the absolutely horrid ending that the show gave to this ship, but out of all of them, Reset has it all. It stays true to the storyline, to the characters and to the mythology of the show. And it maintains that absolute faithfulness to who Myka and Helena are, underneath it all.
The supporting cast is also brilliant and utterly satisfying. As is the mystery at the core of the story.
The writing is crisp, free flowing and enchanting. There is violence on the in this particular chapter of the story.
If you were left bereft by how awful this show was to both Myka and Helena, this is the fanfic that will save you. I have re-read it several times and it remains juts as satisfying, just as utterly delightful as it was the first time I read it. He was thanking her for her time, but he sounded less appreciative than vaguely peevish, as if he were asking himself why he should be thanking her.
Helena caught a glimpse of a blue suit, carefully groomed salt and pepper hair. The congressman.
Helena had heard it too many times when someone was attempting to dodge their questions about an artefact; while she had gone in for sarcasm, Myka had simply continued probing, never letting her temper get the best of her, but at the same time aling to her partner in her very deliberateness that she recognized what a pain in the ass they were dealing with. A flash of black, and Helena wanted to turn her head away, a reflex as stupid as it was self-protective since it would only draw attention to her not wanting to draw attention.
She was wearing a cocktail dress and her hair up, a double rarity as far as Helena could recall. Or, Helena ruefully acknowledged, given how lovely Myka still was, as if she were relegated, like the star-struck at a premiere, to staring at her from the cordoned-off margins of the red carpet. But without realizing that she was moving, Helena was standing, the distance receding, as the both of them leaned into an awkward embrace.
Helena struggled to say something, anything, that would attempt to disguise how nakedly she was catag every part of Myka, comparing her to the image she had carried in her mind. The hair, the deep, rich brown she remembered, smoothed but not tamed into a twist, curls in active rebellion against the restraint, suggesting that the twist was only a firm tug from being undone. The eyes, more green than hazel, always seeming to be on the verge of widening with surprise or delight.
The skeptical angle of her mouth at war with the open curiosity of her eyes. When it struck her as funny and not pitiable, Helena would ask herself how the great H. Wells could have enshrined a memory that might as well have been a scene from a bodice-ripper, in which the hapless heroine not really hapless just momentarily at a disadvantage is manhandled by her antagonist-and-future-lover. The antagonist part had been true to life, if temporary, the future lover had remained imaginary. Find the full story here.
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Milena McKay is a fanfiction nerd, currently writing her first lesfic novel. When not engrossed in either writing or reading, she runs and practices international human rights law. She is a cat whisperer who wears four-inch heels for work while secretly dreaming of her extensive Converse collection.
Myka bering/h.g. wells
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Pros There have been several attempts to resolve the absolutely horrid ending that the show gave to this ship, but out of all of them, Reset has it all. Conclusion If you were left bereft by how awful this show was to both Myka and Helena, this is the fanfic that will save you.
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