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So. I didn't intend to write this. It just up and demanded to be written. So, here it is. After this, everything is in the characters' hands, and in general, I believe they will do just fine without me. :-)

Title: Balance Requires Motion: Epilogue
Fandom: La Femme Nikita
Pairing: Michael Samuelle/Nikita Wirth
Characters: Michael Samuelle, Adam Samuelle, Nikita Wirth, OCs
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Post Series Fic
Length: 1503 words
Chapter: 1/1

Part 1, Living the Normal Life, can be found here.

Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 1
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 2
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 3
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 4
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 5
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 6
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 7
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 8
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 9a
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 9b


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Title: Balance Requires Motion
Fandom: La Femme Nikita
Pairing: Michael Samuelle/Nikita Wirth
Characters: Michael Samuelle, Adam Samuelle, Nikita Wirth, OCs
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Post Series Fic
Length: 40,300 words
Chapter: 9b*/9
Summary: "When Michael first saw Nikita standing on his front porch, his whole world splintered and then, between one step and the next, remade itself."

Part 1, Living the Normal Life, can be found here.

Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 1
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 2
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 3
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 4
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 5
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 6
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 7
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 8
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 9a


*This chapter was just slightly too long for one lj window, so I broke it into two parts.

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Title: Balance Requires Motion
Fandom: La Femme Nikita
Pairing: Michael Samuelle/Nikita Wirth
Characters: Michael Samuelle, Adam Samuelle, Nikita Wirth, OCs
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Post Series Fic
Length: 40,300 words
Chapter: 9a*/9
Summary: "When Michael first saw Nikita standing on his front porch, his whole world splintered and then, between one step and the next, remade itself."

Part 1, Living the Normal Life, can be found here.

Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 1
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 2
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 3
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 4
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 5
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 6
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 7
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 8


*This chapter was just slightly too long for one lj window, so I broke it into two parts.

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Title: Balance Requires Motion
Fandom: La Femme Nikita
Pairing: Michael Samuelle/Nikita Wirth
Characters: Michael Samuelle, Adam Samuelle, Nikita Wirth, OCs
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Post Series Fic
Length: 40,300 words
Chapter: 8/9
Summary: "When Michael first saw Nikita standing on his front porch, his whole world splintered and then, between one step and the next, remade itself."

Part 1, Living the Normal Life, can be found here.

Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 1
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 2
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 3
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 4
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 5
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 6
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 7

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Title: Balance Requires Motion
Fandom: La Femme Nikita
Pairing: Michael Samuelle/Nikita Wirth
Characters: Michael Samuelle, Adam Samuelle, Nikita Wirth, OCs
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Post Series Fic
Length: 40,300 words
Chapter: 7/9
Summary: "When Michael first saw Nikita standing on his front porch, his whole world splintered and then, between one step and the next, remade itself."

Part 1, Living the Normal Life, can be found here.

Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 1
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 2
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 3
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 4
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 5
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 6

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Title: Balance Requires Motion
Fandom: La Femme Nikita
Pairing: Michael Samuelle/Nikita Wirth
Characters: Michael Samuelle, Adam Samuelle, Nikita Wirth, OCs
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Post Series Fic
Length: 40,300 words
Chapter: 6/9
Summary: "When Michael first saw Nikita standing on his front porch, his whole world splintered and then, between one step and the next, remade itself."

Part 1, Living the Normal Life, can be found here.

Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 1
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 2
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 3
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 4
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 5

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Title: Balance Requires Motion
Fandom: La Femme Nikita
Pairing: Michael Samuelle/Nikita Wirth
Characters: Michael Samuelle, Adam Samuelle, Nikita Wirth, OCs
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Post Series Fic
Length: 40,300 words
Chapter: 5/9
Summary: "When Michael first saw Nikita standing on his front porch, his whole world splintered and then, between one step and the next, remade itself."

Part 1, Living the Normal Life, can be found here.

Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 1
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 2
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 3
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 4

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Title: Balance Requires Motion
Fandom: La Femme Nikita
Pairing: Michael Samuelle/Nikita Wirth
Characters: Michael Samuelle, Adam Samuelle, Nikita Wirth, OCs
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Post Series Fic
Length: 40,300 words
Chapter: 4/9
Summary: "When Michael first saw Nikita standing on his front porch, his whole world splintered and then, between one step and the next, remade itself."

Part 1, Living the Normal Life, can be found here.

Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 1
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 2
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 3

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Title: Balance Requires Motion
Fandom: La Femme Nikita
Pairing: Michael Samuelle/Nikita Wirth
Characters: Michael Samuelle, Adam Samuelle, Nikita Wirth, OCs
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Post Series Fic
Length: 40,300 words
Chapter: 3/9
Summary: "When Michael first saw Nikita standing on his front porch, his whole world splintered and then, between one step and the next, remade itself."

Part 1, Living the Normal Life, can be found here

Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 1
Balance Requires Motion, Chapter 2

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Title: Balance Requires Motion
Fandom: La Femme Nikita
Pairing: Michael Samuelle/Nikita Wirth
Characters: Michael Samuelle, Adam Samuelle, Nikita Wirth, OCs
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Post Series Fic
Length: 40,300 words
Chapter: 2/9
Summary: "When Michael first saw Nikita standing on his front porch, his whole world splintered and then, between one step and the next, remade itself."

This posting requires a special, extra-special thanks to SuperBeta sk for a last minute emergency check of an unexpected revision. Thanks sk!

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This is the sequel to Living the Normal Life, or, more accurately, the continuation of it.

The first half, which can be found in it's entirety here, was one of the first stories I ever wrote, in those first heady months after the series ended. But I never quite finished it until this spring. It had a few gaps, a few bumpy spots and had been waiting all these years for that little bit more work smoothing and shaping to call it done.

Balance Requires Motion is, in contrast, entirely new work. Oh - the story has been in my head the whole time. Living there, taking up space, but I never got the words out into text and instead it was just images and lines of dialogue and a strong sense of the elements that the story required, all strung more or less on a single narrative thread. So in this time I currently have to write without interruption - I was able to pull this story out of my head and get it down in words for others to read.

It is not, as a result, exactly what I would have written 9 years ago -- and I feel certain, the better for it. I'm older, and in a different place, and my skills are different (I like to think improved) now as well. Some things would undoubtedly have changed just in the process of converting images to words, others, because I see the world differently now, with more years of living behind me, and still others, well, as you know, stories sometimes tell themselves in ways you don't anticipate when you first lift your fingers over the keyboard -- so as always, in the end, the story told itself in ways that surprised and pleased me.

It is, I warn you, an HR post series fic. That was always the story this story was telling. My love note to my favorite pairing, giving them the life they sometimes seemed to dream of but probably could never have. It is also, however, my reaction to many of the first flush of Michael raising Adam stories -- most of which drew, one way or another, a fairly awkward and unrealistic picture of parenthood -- or at least I thought they were. So, in the best fanfic traditions I decided to see if I could do better. I had NO idea when I started that it would take so flipping long (!), but here it is. Complete at last.

Title: Balance Requires Motion
Fandom: La Femme Nikita
Pairing: Michael Samuelle/Nikita Wirth
Characters: Michael Samuelle, Adam Samuelle, Nikita Wirth, OCs
Rating: PG-13, I think
Genre: Post Series Fic
Length: 40,300 words
Chapter: 1/9
Summary: "When Michael first saw Nikita standing on his front porch, his whole world splintered and then, between one step and the next, remade itself."

For sk, the best beta reader and long time fandom friend a writer could have. This story would be much poorer if not for your keen eye and ear, and your willingness to always answer long rambling email questions about motivation and plot.

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Title: Living the Normal Life
Fandom: La Femme Nikita
Pairing: Michael Samuelle/Nikita Wirth
Characters: Michael Samuelle, Adam Samuelle, OCs
Rating: A very mild R, I think
Genre: Post Series Fic
Length: Longish
Summary: What is life like for a widowed parent on the run?

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Title: Living the Normal Life
Fandom: La Femme Nikita
Pairing: Michael Samuelle/Nikita Wirth
Characters: Michael Samuelle, Adam Samuelle, OCs
Rating: A very mild R, I think
Genre: Post Series Fic
Length: Longish
Summary: What is life like for a widowed parent on the run?


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Title: Living the Normal Life
Fandom: La Femme Nikita
Pairing: Michael Samuelle/Nikita Wirth
Characters: Michael Samuelle, Adam Samuelle, OCs
Rating: A very mild R, I think
Genre: Post Series Fic
Length: Longish
Summary: What is life like for a widowed parent on the run?
Author's Note: I'm posting this in sections that fit the lj window, rather than conceptual chapters, which are short for this piece.





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Title: Living the Normal Life
Fandom: La Femme Nikita
Pairing: Michael Samuelle/Nikita Wirth
Characters: Michael Samuelle, Adam Samuelle, OCs
Rating: A very mild R, I think
Genre: Post Series Fic
Length: Longish
Summary: What is life like for a widowed parent on the run?
Author's Note: I'm posting this in sections that fit the lj window, rather than conceptual chapters, which are short for this piece.

Part 2 below the cut.

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This is the first section of the very first fanfic I ever started writing. There is a long story about why I never finished it until now, but that isn't important.

I think many of you have read bits and pieces, and some of you (like sk!) have read lots if not all of this, over the many years I've been fiddling with it.

So, the fandom is La Femme Nikita, the Television Series. This is set post-series and is one of my versions of what life might have been like for my favorite characters. I think one term for this fic might be 'kitchen-curtain fic' but I like to think it isn't quite that full of smarm!

I was, and still am, and undoubtedly always will be a HR (Hopeless Romantic=Michael and Nikita shipper) and a DON, defender of Nikita. This fic reflects that. This fic also began as a writing exercise in the struggle to show not tell, I will let you readers be the judge of my success in that goal.

I must thank sk, who beta-read much of this, a long time ago, as did ~delle and even bonniebo.

The errors and infelicitous portions are my own, and what grace there is was improved by their care and comments.

Title: Living the Normal Life
Fandom: La Femme Nikita
Pairing: Michael Samuelle/Nikita Wirth
Characters: Michael Samuelle, Adam Samuelle, OCs
Rating: A very mild R, I think
Genre: Post Series Fic
Length: Longish
Summary: What is life like for a widowed parent on the run?
Author's Note: I'm posting this in sections that fit the lj window, rather than conceptual chapters, which are short for this piece.

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