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Title: Redeye Flight
Category: X-Over, Crow: Stairway to Heaven
Rating: Strong PG-13 for violence.
Author: The Mad Fangirl

Disclaimer: I own none of the characters mentioned herein and make no money from
their shameless exploitation

Author's note:
For me, before there was I-Man, there was the Crow. Not J O'Barr's original
bloody avenger, though I like him too, nor, eventually, Brandon Lee's seminal,
final role. Rather, there was the television Crow inhabited by Marc Dacascos,
syndicated in 1998 and 1999, and given an afterlife in a year and a day by the
Scifi Channel. This was my last great fandom crush. When it was cancelled, I
mourned. I swore I'd never love a show like that again. Fast forward two
years. Well, like Spike said, "I may be love's bitch, but at least I'm man
enough to admit it."

Caveat lector: This fanfic references the specific mythology of the Crow:STH
television program, which featured an expansion of the world of the original
Crow, Eric Draven, set in the very Vancouver-esque Port Columbia, Washington.
I've jumped the series ahead in time a little so that it corresponds with I-Man,
post-Season-1, pre-Season-2. This 'fic takes place approximately one month
following the events in the Crow series finale (? - more on this later), A
Gathering Storm, in which the Crow spirit and the human soul were forcibly
separated, then reunited in an act of sacrifice by Eric's late beloved. Without
a soul to temper him, the Crow was a verrry bad boy. Other Crow episodes
referenced include "Brother's Keeper" (yes, they did one too; I'm hoping this
can serve as a prologue to the upcoming I-Man ep, but time will tell - had this
mostly written before the spoilers came out,) and "Closing Time." One more
thing: in the show, the makeup comes on by itself.

Crow Episode Help: http://www.scifi.com/thecrow/episodes.html. Shameless Fangirl
Plug: You can see the Crow most Sundays at 11 AM on SciFi, and on the occasional
Monday Superheroland marathon.

Credits: Much love, respect, and thanks to my beta readers Underdog and
Invisible Sun.

Enjoy ....
--'Mad

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Teaser:

There once was a story about a man who could turn invisible...
People say that when someone dies, a crow carries their soul to the land of the
dead...

I thought it was only a story, until it happened to me...
But sometimes, something so bad happens that a terrible sadness is carried with
it.

The operation was a success.
And sometimes, only sometimes, the crow can bring that soul back to set things
right.

And that's where everything started to go wrong.
Things can never be right. I can never rest until we are together

Redeye Flight
By The Mad Fangirl