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TITLE: "Name of Science: Part One, The Messiah Strand"

AUTHOR: ghostwritten

E-MAIL: AliasJaneDoe@hotmail.com

RATING: strong PG-13 (might become R later)

SUMMARY: Brennan becomes the first test subject in Eckhart's quest for immortality. Dark story, set in season 1.

CATEGORY: drama, angst, H/C

DISCLAIMER: I don't know who owns the show, but the point of this disclaimer is that it's not me. I'm not making any money off this, so please don't sue me.

ARCHIVE: not without permission

SPOILERS: Um, let's just say anything is fair game. I'm posting as I go, so I'm not sure what will come up. Probably nothing major.

AUTHOR'S NOTES: I was going to write a Jesse story next, but I'm in a really bad place right now, and life sucks, and the horrible plot I came up with really works better with an elemental. And one of my friends suggested some major Brennan whumping as a form of stress relief, and that sounded like a good idea. So anyway, be warned, I'm not in a good mood, and this story is going to be dark. Besides, if Eckhart is such a bad guy, why doesn't he ever do anything truly bad?

I didn't intend for this to be a ship story, but Bren and Emma keep doing that thing where they stare longingly at each other, so don't blame me if I'm not able to keep them apart. I was trying to switch over to be a Shal/Bren shipper, but they're determined not to let that happen. Oh well, I warned them that this story is going to be dark. It's not my fault if I break Emma's heart.

FEEDBACK: please, even flames are welcome as long you give a reason for them

WARNINGS: (scroll down to read, or skip if you're the type who doesn't like to be spoiled about a story, but please realize that there are warnings and you're skipping them at your own risk)

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strong language, very dark, extreme torture, Brennan/Emma, tiny little one- sided slash vibe (nothing at all major as I'm not a slasher myself), suicidal thoughts, most likely character death