Silver Bee
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Joined 01-10-10, id: 2211803, Profile Updated: 01-29-14
Author has written 15 stories for Thunderbirds.

Loopstagirl made me a fab icon!

I discovered FF a couple of years ago when I was stuck at home - bored and totally fed up after an operation. I spent the next few weeks reading obsessively, revisiting old favourites in the TV section mainly, but dipping into lots of other sections as well. By the time I had to go back to work I was hooked - not just on the stories, but on the idea of writing again. I hadn't done anything for years, though I've always day-dreamed and made up stories in my head. But to actually get them down on paper - or computer... that really was a challenge.

Why Thunderbirds? It was one of those old favourite TV shows I dipped into just to see what was there - and I never got back out again! As well as the conventional rescue stories which I was expecting, there turned out to be this whole new world to explore. All the background to the family was new to me and it was totally fascinating. Plus there were all the quirky, unconventional and alternate universe stories which didn't conform to the tradition of the show. I didn't expect to enjoy them, but I did. And then I started getting ideas for stories...

I think putting up my first chapter was one of the most terrifying things I've ever done. Actually reading the reviews which followed would probably have to be the most scary, though! I'm so grateful to everyone who supported and encouraged me. Now I can't stop writing.

So what have I learned about writing and posting?

1 If you're in the middle of a step class and you get a good idea for a story, under no circumstances should you stop paying attention to the instructor and start trying to plot it out in your head - you will go wrong, feel stupid and people will laugh at you (including the instructor who is supposed to be your friend!)!

2 Come to terms with the fact that good reviews will leave you grinning like an idiot all day, causing people to look at you strangely.

3 Cats and laptops don't mix - especially when the cat is desperate for attention because he thinks you've spent too long typing!

4 When you've been struggling with an idea for ages, then you finally work it out and you're desperate to get it written down before you lose it again... that's when the cat will suddenly decide to start wailing for attention.

By the way, I know my favourite stories and authors list is looking a bit thin - when I've got a bit of time I'm going to go back through the stories I enjoyed first time round and put them all in. Looking forward to that - I still love reading just as much as writing. Just a pity real life has to get in the way of doing both sometimes...

Bee

Stories in chronological order:

Dark Before the Dawn

There May be Trouble Ahead

A High Price to Pay

Out of the Darkness

Rebel, Rebel

Picking up the Pieces

Bad News Bear

Upstaged

A Little R&R

Worst Case Scenario

Perfect Cousin

Most Wanted

Broken

Typically Tracy (set just before the epilogue of 'Broken' but not part of that story)

For Better, For Worse...

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One Step Forward by Loopstagirl reviews
He hadn't been there as their father when they needed him. But that was about to change.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,196 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/4 - Jeff T. - Complete
Artist Required by Loopstagirl reviews
Virgil didn't want to spend his last summer before college working. Although this job isn't exactly what he thought he was signing up for.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,703 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Published: 12/21/2013 - Virgil T. - Complete
Monsters in the Dark by Loopstagirl reviews
Scott was used to checking for monsters to keep his little brothers happy. He just wasn't so used to actually dealing with said monsters.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,224 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/24/2013 - Scott T., Virgil T. - Complete
Holiday From Hell by Loopstagirl reviews
It was supposed to be the break they all needed to put the last year behind them and take a step forward. But things never do work out that easily for the Tracys.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 33 - Words: 158,544 - Reviews: 399 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 1/7/2013 - Published: 5/15/2012 - Scott T., Virgil T. - Complete
Poaching a prize by Loopstagirl reviews
Gordon may have been off the island, but that didn't mean that he had left rescues truly behind him. Much to Virgil's annoyance.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,207 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Published: 12/2/2012 - Virgil T., Gordon T. - Complete
Arch Nemesis by Loopstagirl reviews
The Hood has met his match. For all the planning and powers that went into this mission, there was one thing he didn't count on. The one thing that could be his downfall.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,628 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 11 - Published: 5/8/2012 - Hood, Grandma T. - Complete
The Missing by small-but-strong reviews
A mysterious curse haunts a Malaysian village deep within the rainforest. When International Rescue are called to assist in the recovery and clear up of a bomb blast in the village, they find that they are not immune to this curse.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 32 - Words: 84,968 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 5/7/2012 - Published: 9/4/2011 - Virgil T., Scott T.
Shot in the Dark by Loopstagirl reviews
Despite the good International Rescue brings to the world, not everyone is as appreciative of the sacrifices the Tracys make on a regular basis.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 34 - Words: 167,570 - Reviews: 361 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 5/1/2012 - Published: 9/25/2011 - Scott T., Virgil T. - Complete
Invincible by Loopstagirl reviews
How hard could it be to kill one king? An effective assassin plans for all possibilities...apart from said king's servant being a warlock with a destiny.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,507 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 248 - Follows: 32 - Published: 12/4/2011 - Merlin - Complete
Bonded by Loopstagirl reviews
They had always had a bond between them. But just how far back in time does it go?
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,024 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/1/2011 - Scott T., Virgil T. - Complete
Self Portrait by Teobi reviews
A small vignette about Virgil.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 567 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 8 - Published: 6/27/2011 - Virgil T. - Complete
Flyboy by Loopstagirl reviews
Scott can't help but wonder whether he is who he wants to be, or who the rest of the world need him to be.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,238 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 7 - Published: 5/25/2011 - Complete
Never too Lost by Loopstagirl reviews
They may have raced against the clock to bring Scott home, but has the family really been put back together? Sequel to Never too Late.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 15 - Words: 75,557 - Reviews: 222 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 5/19/2011 - Published: 2/24/2011 - Complete
29: Chaos and Tracy by Math Girl reviews
Time has passed and much has changed on Tracy Island. The remaining sons and their children regroup after shake-up and tragedy, continuing Jeff Tracy's dream.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 48,150 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/29/2011 - Published: 1/30/2011 - Fermat H., Scott T. - Complete
28: Cold as Ice by Math Girl reviews
After beating back a Mysteron invasion, Earth is forced to deal with a rapidly slowing and cooling core. Several restart missions are launched, and a meddling intelligence shifts things again.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 85 - Words: 206,062 - Reviews: 232 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 1/22/2011 - Published: 12/6/2009 - Alan T., John T.
Never too late by Loopstagirl reviews
As the family deal with grief, Scott must face his fears and grow up, whilst Jeff battles between being dad and being a successful businessman. But what will it take to bring the two of them back together again?
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 22 - Words: 58,289 - Reviews: 283 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 1/4/2011 - Published: 8/31/2010 - Scott T., Jeff T. - Complete
Blankets, Bells, and Butterscotch by LilPippin reviews
Virgil seems a bit Scrooge-like this Christmas.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,556 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Published: 12/24/2010 - Virgil T., Scott T.
Drinks, Drugs and Dresses by Loopstagirl reviews
A night out gets slightly out of control for Virgil and his brothers. Happy Christmas, Bee!
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,147 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/21/2010 - Virgil T. - Complete
First Day Back by Loopstagirl reviews
One morning each year, complete and utter chaos reigns in the Tracy household. Written for Silver Bee!
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,187 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/2/2010 - Jeff T. - Complete
A Necessary End by tiylaya reviews
Alan is forced to make an impossible decision, with catastrophic consequences.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,710 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/10/2010 - Alan T. - Complete
Shadow of my Fear by lissam2 reviews
Sinister shadows crept along the corridor seeking out who feared them the most, the one trapped and forgotten by those he loved most. Story being continued by Mystikstorm and Sam1.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 25 - Words: 51,848 - Reviews: 202 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 4/7/2010 - Published: 3/17/2009 - John T. - Complete
The Five Mother Hens of Virgil Tracy by Prinzessin reviews
Poor Virgil gets sick. And what's worse than one Mother Hen? Five. movieverse *It's a miracle- there's an update!
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 33 - Words: 47,415 - Reviews: 255 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 3/14/2009 - Published: 3/27/2006 - Virgil T.
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For Better, For Worse reviews
Nothing ever runs smoothly for the members of International Rescue and Penny's wedding day is no exception.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 33,031 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 4/14 - Published: 1/25 - Jeff T., Scott T., Penelope C., Parker
Worst Case Scenario reviews
All Gordon wanted was one night of fun.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 31,890 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 12/16/2013 - Published: 9/23/2013 - Gordon T.
Typically Tracy reviews
It was such a simple task: fly to Kansas, pick up Grandma, fly home. What could possibly go wrong?
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,517 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/17/2013 - Scott T., Grandma T. - Complete
Picking up the Pieces reviews
John and Virgil haven't been getting along, but Jeff's got a plan to change all that. Not that things work out quite the way he expected...
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 35,120 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 7/27/2013 - Published: 5/25/2013 - John T., Virgil T., Brains H. - Complete
There May be Trouble Ahead reviews
Though if you're a Tracy, trouble is pretty much guaranteed. Jeff's got enough to cope with at home, with three young sons and one more on the way. The last thing he needs is a resentful former employee trying to get even.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 20,702 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/24/2013 - Published: 1/20/2013 - Jeff T. - Complete
Dark Before the Dawn reviews
Before she was a grandmother she was a mother. Before that... Slightly edited.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,683 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 5 - Published: 12/29/2012 - Grandma T. - Complete
Broken reviews
Sometimes there's no happy ever after...
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 13 - Words: 44,232 - Reviews: 139 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 12/22/2012 - Published: 9/23/2012 - Alan T., Tintin - Complete
Bad News Bear reviews
Gordon faces his greatest enemy. Not the Hood - someone much, much worse...
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 19,650 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 10 - Published: 8/14/2012 - Gordon T. - Complete
Most Wanted reviews
A billionaire businessman, an engineering genius and an island full of secrets...
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 37 - Words: 119,086 - Reviews: 398 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 6/23/2012 - Published: 10/1/2011 - Scott T., Brains H. - Complete
Rebel, Rebel reviews
Scott just wants to have some fun
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 16,940 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/22/2012 - Published: 4/17/2012 - Scott T. - Complete
Perfect Cousin reviews
The Tracys aren't the only ones keeping secrets. The discovery of a long-lost relative threatens to destroy not just International Rescue but the family itself.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 52 - Words: 246,619 - Reviews: 615 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 8/29/2011 - Published: 11/30/2010 - Complete
A Little R&R reviews
That's Rest and Recuperation, though Reading and Reviewing will be very much appreciated! Scott and Virgil take a break from rescues to help a friend of Jeff's and protect the secret of International Rescue.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 62,241 - Reviews: 164 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 10/31/2010 - Published: 9/5/2010 - Scott T., Virgil T. - Complete
Upstaged reviews
Drama onstage and off for Virgil and Gordon.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 30,617 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 8/15/2010 - Published: 7/31/2010 - Virgil T., Gordon T. - Complete
Out of the Darkness reviews
Sequel to A High Price to Pay - the aftermath of Virgil's kidnapping. Lots more of the other boys too.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 12 - Words: 60,030 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 7/10/2010 - Published: 4/24/2010 - Virgil T. - Complete
A High Price to Pay reviews
Set before Thunderbirds when the boys are young. How will the family deal with a kidnapping?
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 12 - Words: 19,705 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/8/2010 - Published: 1/16/2010 - Virgil T., Jeff T. - Complete
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