bookishnonsense said: I <3 Unmade, but still need more (not just complimenting you, it feels like actual need--I've developed Lynburn Legacy dependence & can't move on)! Do you think you'll ever (officially or unofficially) write a years-into-the-future, ridiculously-cheesy-tying-up-of-all-possible-ends happy-ending epilogue to Unmade? Something like middle-aged Harry Potter, or Clockwork Princess' deathbed/bridge? Maybe that's not your style, but if you did, I'd cry w/ happiness.
I am so glad you liked Unmade!
As you can tell from this short story, I have ideas for years more of adventure for a lot of these characters:
So flashing forward decades would mean showing the Lynburn Legacy characters with characters readers weren’t familiar with at all, and beloved couples broken up and nobody would know why, and more people dead and nobody would know how, and new happinesses achieved and people wouldn’t know how that happened either.
So I don’t think people would like it. ;)
Like, you can imagine how well Harry Potter or Clockwork Princess would have gone down with brand new characters or tons of extra information that hadn’t been given in the books before.
' “All was well…” murmured Harry Potter out loud.
"Eh, sure, aside from the near certainty of environmental collapse coming at us all like an apocalyptic express train," said Zanzibar Pilates, the rookie Auror Harry had taken under his wing. "And the extremely troubling lack of diversity in all fiction, including children’s fiction, which brainwashes children into believing in a false ideal of this world and leads to intolerance, self-hatred and despair. Though at least that situation has improved slightly since your day!"
Harry frowned. “My day?”
Zanzibar patted Harry on the shoulder. “That’s the great tragedy of growing up, I guess: you stop being a rebel with a set-in-his-ways uncle and you start being somebody else’s stuffy uncle.”
"Ron and Hermione’s kids think I’m cool!" Harry protested.
Zanzibar Pilates shook his head sadly to see such delusion. ‘
' “It is great to see you, Jem, especially when you are looking so fine and foxy,” said Tessa, holding Jem's hand on Blackfriars Bridge. “But there are a few things I have to tell you. One is that I am already in a romantic relationship with Charlotte, who is now a sexy vampire.”
Jem looked around, very startled, to see Charlotte approaching in the gathering dusk.
"The other is that I have been practising my warlock powers, and I now generally present as various different Tessas," said Tessa, and multiplied so Blackfriars Bridge was now filled with more than thirty Tessas.
Most of them looked just like Tessa, but one was a pillar of fire with Tessa’s features, and one was a car that had a suggestion of Tessa about the windshield.
"I know you must be a little taken aback," said Tessa. "But I’m really hoping we can still make this work."
Jem looked from the pillar of fire, to the car, to the many Tessas, and to Charlotte. She was a fine figure of a vampire.
"I’m honoured you thought me worthy of these challenges," said Jem slowly. "I can only hope I’m able to rise to the occasion."
"I have every faith in you, darling," said his betrothed. "To the Tessa mobile! Away!" ‘
So… I am very sorry to disappoint you, and I’m not saying I wouldn’t write about the Lynburn Legacy characters in the future, because as you can see, I would really like to write about the characters extensively sometime in the future. ;)
But I think an epilogue would disappoint you right now, because you’d just be sitting there going ‘What? WHAT? Who in the name of juju beans is Zanzibar Pilates?’
I am, however, very glad that you would like more story…