Fic Or Original: Fic
Fandom(s): Animorphs and The Avengers
Rating: T (as according to ffnet)
Characters In Chapter: Tobias and Rachel Berenson
Relationships: Tobias/Rachel Berenson
About the Inbetween Series:
I have some ideas for stories that I don’t usually write because my three main series take up so much time (that and other blog work). So I decided that between writing sections of my main series, to write short little fanfics.
These fanfics will be HIGHLY self-indulgent. Because I work so hard on my other series that I deserve a little break.
Sometimes some of these “Inbetween Fics” might be samples of later works (that might turn out to be either a fanfic series OR original series).
About “Akin to the Platypus”:
Iâ€™ve been dying to do a proper fic for the Tobias/Bruce Banner pairing for some time now. Now, to those readers who have read some of my fics on my A03 account, I am in the process of writing a long fic with the pairing in it. But that fic doesnâ€™t focus on that one pairing specifically. As for the one shots Iâ€™ve done of the pairing, they have been full of adult material and havenâ€™t focused on the emotional side.
Where It Takes Place in the Animorphs and The Avengers Timelines:
This fic takes place during #15 The Escape in the Animorphs series. In The Avengers timeline, itâ€™s sometime after the Battle of New York when Bruce Banner has moved into the Avengers Tower.
I feel akin to the Platypus. An orphan in a family. A swimmer, a recluse. Part bird, part fish, part lizard.
Ah! I yelled out.
I had been happy to be able to join my friends on missions. More than happy, actually. The Ellimist had lied to me about what his reward was, but I was happy to be able to join my friends. Well, normally I was happy to finally join in death defying missions and not have to watch my girlfriend nearly die from afar. But right now I was not happy with the whole morphing business. Particularly the whole acquiring thing.
Acquire it and itâ€™ll calm down! Rachel, my girlfriend, yelled at me.
Iâ€™m doing that but itâ€™s not calming down! I yelled back at her.
Some animals didnâ€™t calm down when they were acquired for whatever reason. I might have to ask Ax about that later. When I wasnâ€™t being dragged around by a dolphin. Cute my ass. This one was a monster.
And things were going to get worse. I started to fight harder as the dolphin started to dive underwater.
Ahhh! I yelled out and closed my eyes.
Suddenly I felt weird. I wasnâ€™t wet and it felt like I was-I opened my eyes and saw that I wasnâ€™t where I had been. The feeling of falling suddenly made sense as thatâ€™s what was happening to me now.
I spread my wings before thinking anything else. I needed to get control before anything else happened. Once I had steadied myself, I started to look around. I looked around first for any predators that would be out to get me.
When I saw that everything around me was safe, I started trying to figure out what had happened. Why was I not stuck on a dolphin about to be drowned? Yeah, that wasnâ€™t the most pleasant of situations, but at least I would know what was going on then.
Was this a ploy of the Ellimistâ€™s? What did he want me to do? Even the last time he had contacted me, there had been a little more direction. Not a lot, but more than this.
I looked where I was flying and saw a city beneath me. What city? I took my time looking around so that I could enjoy the thermals. Even though I was confused and scared, flying could calm me on the worst of days.
Yes, trapping myself in morph had been incredibly stupid, but flying was sometimes worth it. I had grown used to what I was now and sometimes I even considered myself more hawk than boy. But now that I could morph I could take Rachel out on actual dates.
Looking below at city life, I saw a couple walking out of a coffee shop and smiling. Normal people or Controllers? Was one a Controller and only concerned about making the other a Controller too? Or were they normal and having a day full of normal couple things? Did neither of them have to worry about parasitic aliens from outer space?
I looked around the city and finally realized where I was: New York City.
Somehow I had been transported from the West Coast to the East Coast in a matter of seconds. Or something less than seconds. What was the Ellimist trying to show me here? Was it the Ellimist or some other force? How many god-like beings existed?
I decided to make a big circle around New York before resting. I needed to try and see why I was here before I did anything else. As I started the big circle I felt the hawkâ€™s need to hunt. I remembered my first time hunting and how it had scared me shitless, but I had come a long way since then.
I guess after I made the circle around New York that I would have to eat. No use resting if I would just have to eat soon afterwards. And I was nervous so hunting should calm me down now.
As I made my big circle around New York, something caught my eyes. It couldnâ€™t be. I had to be missing something. I started flying towards one building just to make sure that I was seeing correctly.
As I got closer, the realization of where I was started to hit me hard. I wasnâ€™t just on the East Coast. I was also in another dimension now. My blood started to turn cold as I thought about how useless continuing to flap my wings was.
In front of me was proof that I might not ever see Rachel again. In front of me was proof that my friends might die while I wasnâ€™t even close by.
I started to circle around Avengers Tower.
All of Inbetween: Akin to the Platypus