A Mummies Alive!/Xena: Warrior Princess crossover
This story is a work of fanfiction. All characters and situations that appear within are borrowed from both the animated series "Mummies Alive!", which is the property of DIC Enterprises, and the live-action series "Xena:Warrior Princess", which belongs to Renaissance Pictures. The lyrics to the song "Revelation Sunshine" were written by C.S. Francks and G. Bell and are taken from Cree Summer's album "Street Faërie", which was produced by Sony Music Enterprises. The term "International Association of Xena Studies" is taken from the online "Xena" fanzine "Whoosh" (), which is run by Kym Taborn. Everything else, including original characters, is of my own creation.
This story is designed as a direct continuation of "MA!". It picks up about six months after the final episode.
I portray the mummies as if they were still alive. Their bodies function as normally as any living human's would. I am aware that many people disagree with this idea, but the show itself pointed to this conclusion. The mummies were hungry, shed tears, and felt pain. Kahti even used a litter box. If you disagree, I hope this does not take away from your enjoyment of the story.
This story contains violence, strong language, and adult themes. It is not recommended for younger readers.
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Thank you and I hope you enjoy the story.
The story behind this novel goes back to 1998. I was a sophomore at college and I had just accidentally discovered the cartoon "Mummies Alive!". It quickly became one of my favorites and I watched it every day. By early 1999, I had seen all 42 episodes and at least most of them a second time.
As I watched the show, I became intrigued by the hinted-upon relationship of Ja-Kal and Nefer-Tina. It was very obvious that the characters had feelings for each other though the show never did anything about it. I am sure this is because "MA!" was designed as an action-adventure show for little boys. Nevertheless, there were clues strewn everywhere throughout the episodes. So, I decided I wanted to do something about it. And the idea for a novel was born.
At this time, I had never written a complete story outside of school. My two earlier attempts at novels remain unfinished to this day. However, I was determined that this one would be completed. Getting Nefer-Tina and Ja-Kal together was my mission and I wasn't about to fail.
"Xena" was my favorite live-action show at this time and, ever since discovering fanfiction, I had been wanting to write a story for it. My first idea had been to do a trilogy based on the third season episode "The Bitter Suite", but that never materialized. So, when throwing around possible plots for my then-untitled novel, I decided to do a crossover with "Xena" and kill two birds with one stone, so to speak.
The outline for "Truth's Consequences" took several months to write. There were certain areas of the "MA!" universe I wanted to address and they had to be logically included in the story. By summer 1999, the outline was finished and I was able to start writing in June. It took me over a year to finish the work, which runs thirty-one chapters plus a prologue and epilogue.
If you have read my "Reality's Prism" trilogy ("Redemption", "Reprisal", and "Retribution"), some of the plot elements, as well as a scene, will seem familar to you. That is because the what-if trilogy was a spin-off from this novel. The novel is meant to be a direct continuation of the series. The "Reality's Prism" trilogy is an alternate reality created from one event that could have happened in the past. Up until that event, the character histories and backgrounds are identical in both works.
Let me end this introduction by pointing out that when I wrote this novel, it was with the intent to have it published. As time went on and I learned about copyright issues, I realized that was a dream that was not meant to be. So, now, after many years of sitting on it and keeping it out of the public domain, I now present it to you for your reading enjoyment.
I hope reading it brings you as much pleasure as I had writing it.