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Riddick Fanfic -- TCoR: Voyage To Underverse - ch6
by indigochild76 (indigochild76)
at March 11th, 2006 (01:41 pm)
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See, I told you all it would be coming. Here's chapter 6 and just so you know I'm am diligently working on chapter 7. A HUGE thank you MUST be extended to my awesomely wonderful beta reader, eustacia_vye28. She has the craziest schedule right now, yet she's been absolutely amazing with the beta reading and feedback. Seriously, I owe her oh so much and she deserves much praise.


Title: The Chronicles Of Riddick: Voyage To Underverse
Author: indigochild76
Rating: R
Pairing: Riddick/Kyra, Riddick/Eve, Lord Vaako/Eve, Lord Vaako/Dame Vaako
Characters: Riddick, Aereon, Vaako, Dame Vaako, Toombs, Eve Logan, Shirah, various Necromongers; mention of Lord Marshall Zhylaw, Kyra, Purifier, Ziza, Imam; alludings to Carolyn Fry (though she's never mentioned by name)
Word Count: 2608 (only for ch6)
A/N: Spoilers for EfBB, PB, DF and TCoR


Logan’s words intrigued Riddick.

“I only trust one person, Riddick. Me.”

The man was walking through the corridors of the basilica as he thought about the woman’s stunt with Vaako. He needed to and wanted to think more on that, yet his gut told him to keep a watchful eye on the Necros for the moment. His gut was hardly ever wrong when it came to things like these, but still he needed to focus and walking was one thing that helped him do just that. With all the conspiring going on, it was difficult to trust anyone any longer, even those who called themselves allies. Then again, Riddick wasn’t one to hand out trust easily anyway. He showed trust in a holy man once and look where that got him. It got the holy man killed and him on a fucking Necromonger basilica. It made him into the leader of freaks in black leather who were obsessed with death and a religion that made no sense to him. The Necros. At least he knew he couldn’t trust them and in a way, there was comfort in knowing that. It would be nice to be able to truly trust the others, but Riddick’s primitive side, his animal side, his Furyan side, wouldn’t allow him to fully do that, at least not yet. Despite his instincts however, he found a small part of himself reluctantly willing to put his trust in them anyway. Really, he had no choice. There was, however, one person who truly did earn his trust. One person he wanted to trust and to trust him in return. But look where that got her.

And then there was this Eve Logan. There was definitely more to her than she let on and Riddick liked that. There was nothing better than a complicated woman. She was a merc, there was no doubt about that. But there was something else about her, something more… The woman was impulsive and a huge risk taker, something Riddick didn’t like at all. It meant trouble and having to clean up the mess in the aftermath. Not that he minded the idea of cleaning up that merc beauty’s messes. After all, Logan was also a woman. Riddick had to admit that he liked watching her, even if she chose to run around with mercs like Toombs - not everyone’s perfect. She was also smart and a survivor despite her flaws, much like someone else he once knew, someone who died on that fateful planet five years ago. And then there was that scent, that smell that was only Eve Logan. He hadn’t known that beautiful could truly smell like that.

Riddick halted suddenly and looked out over the Necropolis. He could see a group of Necromongers conversing about something, but they were unaware of him looking on from above. Riddick grunted and resumed walking. Finally, he came upon a door and opened it, entering the room behind it.

“Goddammit, Riddick! You ever knock?”

“This is my ship, merc. I’ll do what I want.”

Toombs growled.

“So, is there anything you want to tell me? Any plans you want to discuss with me?”

Toombs’ stomach tensed, he knew what the man was getting at and he didn’t like it. It wasn’t a good sign at all. If he and Riddick couldn’t trust each other then neither of them would get off the basilica alive.

“Look, Riddick… pal,” Toombs began.

“Cut the bullshit, Toombs. Whatever you and Eve have planned has gotta stop.”

“But,” Toombs began in protestation.

“We need to work out the glitches before you can execute. In my opinion, the plan’s a good one. Risky, but good.” Riddick paused. “Eve’s a smart girl, wouldn’t you say?” His voice sounded as if he were amused.

“What? Ummm yeah.” Toombs was obviously taken off guard by Riddick’s reaction. “Of course she is. Why the hell you think I asked her to be part of my crew?”

The smallest smile crept over Riddick’s lips. “Okay. Sure. But about this plan.”

“What of it? Logan’ll work Vaako. A little bam slam thank you ma’am and we’ll get our answers and nail both him and that pretty wife of his.”

“Toombs, Toombs, Toombs. You never see the bigger picture do you. This is exactly why you fucked up on Crematoria.”

“You asshole!”

“Come on now, is that any way to talk to your… what word did you use? Oh yeah… pal.”

“All right, if you’re so all-knowing, then what’s the bigger picture?”

“Firstly, you need to know that I don’t like the idea of my people making certain… sacrifices.”

“What we’re your people now?” Toombs paced the room a bit and then mockingly bowed before Riddick. “Oh why pardon me your royal fucking highness.”

“Funny.”

Toombs just sneered.

“Someone’s gotta be watchin’ Eve at all times when she’s with Vaako, you with me?”

“No shit.”

“Good. So don’t go runnin’ away at the first sign of trouble then. Kind of like you did earlier. Don’t think I didn’t see you crawl away.”

Toombs muttered curses under his breath. He was sick and tired of the man’s constant insults. “Look, there’s a reason why I did that. Besides, with you there I knew nothin’ would happen to ‘er.”

Riddick nodded. He hated having to place any trust whatsoever in this merc, but he really had no other alternative. Not until they could figure out Lord and Lady Vaako’s next move at the very least. He could tell that the Necro beauty wanted him dethroned and for her husband to rule them all while also having the glory of actually bringing the Necromongers to the gates of Underverse on Valhalla.

“I’ll let you go for being smart enough to realize that.”

“Thanks for the compliment,” Toombs said sarcastically.

“So, you stay with her next time if you’re the one coverin’.”

“Yeah, yeah I thought we established this.”

Riddick just continued speaking as if Toombs never uttered a word. “We need to think up a strategy for keeping Dame Vaako off of what we’re doing. She’s a sly bitch and her husband’s bound to fuck up and say something.”

“Why don’t you distract her? She seems interested in you.”

“Her interest lies in power and she’s only interested in me because I hold that power. I think that we’ll need Aereon’s help with that part. She’s dealt with her before.”

Toombs frowned. “I don’t like that Elemental. I don’t trust her. I can’t say why, I just don’t.”

“Interesting. Very interesting. Heed your gut Toombs, I find that mine hardly ever lies.”

Toombs arched an eyebrow. For one brief moment he and that silver-eyed man agreed on something. Plus, he actually received a genuine compliment. Surely the world must be ending.

“So,” Toombs began. “What’re we gonna tell Aereon and what’s her part?”

“Elementals are known for their ‘clairvoyance’ and these Necro bastards are superstitious as hell. I think we can get our Elemental to tell that Necro woman something that she’ll just want to believe.”

“Really, what?”

Riddick just smiled menacingly.


*+*+*


Logan was finally back in her room, taking little comfort in being alone. More than anything, she felt the need to change back into her more comfortable and more practical merc clothes. She dimmed the lights a little and slipped the dress off her body, shivering slightly as the cold air caressed her naked skin. Underneath the Necro dress, a shiv had been strapped to her inner thigh. And there was another strapped around her lower leg and a third to her forearm. Logan wasn’t taking any chances in dealing with Vaako and she knew how to conceal the weapons well. It was something she had come to perfect in her line of work.

Once changed, Logan cleaned off the cut on her lip and made sure that the bleeding had stopped. Once satisfied, she sat down on her bed. She needed to clear her mind of what had just happened. Taking off the dress didn’t change the fact that she’d now sealed her fate with Vaako. Sure, it was for a greater good, but still she had to face the fact that she was scared and reluctant, but she couldn’t let anyone know that. She was also haunted by Riddick’s initial reactions to the semi-secret plan that she and Toombs had thought up. His reluctance to go forward with it was curious, but she was glad that he seemed to trust in her idea and abilities to see it through. But that concern she knew she saw in his eyes… She hoped that it was out of worry for her well-being, though she never knew Riddick to care for anyone. He was a loner, only out for himself. Regardless, Logan was going to hold onto that hope. The girl in her had to.

A jolt of nerves suddenly washed over the woman causing her stomach to feel somewhat queasy. Why was it that that man, that Riddick, was able to get under her skin so easily no matter how hard she tried to prevent it? She couldn’t explain it, but he made her feel something deep inside herself that made her head spin and her heart flutter. Logan wished she could shake that feeling, but it was no use. More than anything, she longed to be in his presence, by his side. Her mind drifted and she found herself imagining what it would be like if Riddick touched her in the way she longed for. She could never admit what she really wanted, especially to him. Her heart sank as she realized it could never happen.


*+*+*


Riddick had left Toombs quarters and had suddenly found himself standing before Kyra’s body, which appeared to be merely sleeping inside the preservation chamber. He wanted to look into her brown eyes, to see life in them once again. But that was impossible, at least not until they reached Underverse. Once there, they’d be reunited and he could right the wrong he did. He needed to make it up to her.

Riddick’s jaw clenched as he continued looking at the lifeless girl. He needed to get his ass to Valhalla, wherever that was. He needed to be the one to cross Kyra over. There was no way he’d let some Necro bastard, especially that Vaako, claim her soul. Her soul belonged to no one, not even to him. He’d rather lose her forever. His Kyra.

Time was not on his side. He knew it wouldn’t be long before Vaako and his pretty wife made their move even if he tried to be somewhat accommodating to their ways. That woman would see to that. Also, Riddick’s faith in the mercs and Elemental only took him so far. He knew they would try their best, but he had serious doubts as to whether their best would indeed be good enough in the end. Riddick didn’t like feeling doubts. It wasn’t like him to go through with anything that made him feel that way. Then again, everything became different once she was gone.

At that moment, Riddick swiftly swung around, grabbed his shiv and held it against an intruder’s neck. With little effort, he had the intruder pinned against the wall.

“It’s me, Riddick. It’s me.”

Riddick eased off a little, his silver-shined eyes staring directly into Logan’s.

“I didn’t mean to sneak up on you,” she spoke.

“You’re still bleeding.”

Logan cocked her head to the side and touched her lip. Sure enough, the wound Vaako had inflicted on her had opened up once again.

“Yeah,” Logan whispered.

Riddick just stood there for a moment longer before backing off the merc girl completely. He turned back around so that he was facing Kyra’s body once again.

“Fuck me,” Logan muttered. “I guess you are capable of caring.”

“That’s where you’re wrong, princess.” Riddick paused. “I only worry about one thing and that’s my own ass. Best you remember that.”

His words pierced Logan’s soul to its very core and she suddenly found herself blinking back tears that she had vowed so long ago to never shed again. She had a feeling that she knew what he was trying to say. It was something she had already come to terms with, but that didn’t make it any easier to deal with all the same.

“Right,” she mumbled almost inaudibly. She peered over Riddick’s shoulder and caught a glimpse of Kyra. The girl’s skin was pale, but her face was like that of an angel.

Riddick turned his head slightly, so that he could see the merc girl standing behind him. “When you seeing Vaako again?”

Logan’s voice trembled. “Umm, tomorrow I think.”

“I’m coverin’ you.”

“What?”

“I’m gonna be the one that covers you. Not Toombs. Me.”

Logan pursed her lips and a single tear fell along her left cheek. Quickly, she brushed it away so that Riddick wouldn’t see her weakness. At that, she merely nodded.


*+*+*


“My dear wife, I thought you might find it interesting that our new Lord Marshall seems to be adapting to our ways,” Vaako spoke.

Dame Vaako arched an eyebrow in surprise, “Really.”

“Not all that long ago he demanded one of his passengers leave the Necropolis. He said that since she wasn’t a Necromonger, she couldn’t have that honor.”

The Necro beauty’s eyes narrowed, “And you believe him?”

Vaako’s lip twitched. “I don’t like your tone, Dame Vaako. I thought you’d be pleased. We seem to be having an affect on the Furyan.”

“My dear husband, the fact that a Furyan even sits on the throne is enough to upset me. Don’t you forget that prophecy. He took your rightful place. And he isn’t even a true follower of the faith!” She smiled evilly.

Vaako’s eyes went wild and he raised his hand as if ready to strike, but he held back. His was wife was right. Their new Lord Marshall, though he killed Zhylaw, wasn’t a convert. The Necromongers had never been led by a breeder before. The very idea was scandalous.

Vaako lowered his hand. “What do you propose we do then, my darling?”

The Necro beauty wrapped her arms around her husband’s neck, “Why we get rid of him, when the time is right, of course.”

“How? He’s powerful and that Elemental is on his side.”

Dame Vaako sneered when her husband uttered the word ‘Elemental’. She despised Aereon with every ounce of her being. “Don’t worry about Aereon, Lord Vaako. As for the Furyan, you leave him to me. Right now, he thinks that we admire him for his rebellious nature.” She paused. “And I want him to continue thinking that until we are sure that he can find Valhalla. Once he does, it’ll be a matter finding the right time to strike him down. Dear husband, we cannot have a breeder on the throne. It’s just not right. You must do this for the faith, for us all.”

Vaako allowed his eyes to close as his wife began kissing his neck. The touch of her lips against his skin was overwhelming, but he couldn’t help but think of Eve Logan. The merc girl’s body had been warm, very different from that of his wife. He yearned for it, for that girl’s feeling and emotion. He wanted her.

“It’s for the faith,” he whispered.

“For the faith.” The Necro woman pulled away slightly. “I want to worship you on the throne where you rightfully belong, Lord Vaako. I want to see you lead us to the glory of Underverse.”

Vaako just smiled and his wife pressed her lips hard against his own.


~+~+~

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5

Comments

Posted by: swingkitty007 (swingkitty007)
Posted at: March 13th, 2006 06:00 am (UTC)
can't wait

yay! loved the new chapter....I can totally picture it...almost like I'm right there (fly on the wall) watching the whole thing. I CAN'T wait for the next chapter...especially since Riddick will be covering Eve. :-D

Posted by: indigochild76 (indigochild76)
Posted at: March 13th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
Re: can't wait
Riddick Eve OTP [me]

Heee! You are too funny!

I'm so glad that you are enjoying this story of mine. I'm very proud of this particular fic and I'm having a lot of fun with it. And the best part about this fic is that I feel like I'm truly growing as a writer as I forge on ahead with it... though a lot of that is thanks to my beta reader. :-)

Anyhow, thanks so much for the compliments. You have me smiling from ear to ear... you really do. Presently, I'm working on chapter 7 and oh yes, we will be seeing what happens when Riddick covers Eve's little assignment. ;-)

Posted by: swingkitty007 (swingkitty007)
Posted at: April 15th, 2006 05:26 am (UTC)
new fic

i told you i'd let you know when i posted a fic....i posted one in a mal/river fanfic site....gonna try to work on an eve/riddick one next. :-)

Posted by: swingkitty007 (swingkitty007)
Posted at: April 29th, 2006 05:57 am (UTC)
*poke*

just wondering how that next chapter is going...not meant to be impatient...but well, ya know i know it will be good. :-)

Posted by: indigochild76 (indigochild76)
Posted at: August 3rd, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Re: *poke*

I know it's been like forever.... but real life has been insane! Getting married, traveling, getting pregnant and now moving..... BUT........... I do have all of chapter 7 written up now, along with most of chapter 8 AND the conclusion. Once things are beta-read, I'll be posting again. :-)

Posted by: swingkitty007 (swingkitty007)
Posted at: August 5th, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)
Re: *poke*

cool beans...hope it's at least insane in a good way.

Posted by: indigochild76 (indigochild76)
Posted at: August 6th, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC)
Re: *poke*

Oh it is..... hubby and I are moving cross-country, we're getting ready for our baby... all happy stuff. It's just A LOT to be handling all at one time! Plus my sister's getting married and I'm her MoH so that meant planning her bridal shower and everything too! :-)

Anyway, though I haven't sent anything off to my beta-reader and I've been busy.... I've been taking breaks here and there to write. I'm actually on to chapter 10 now. So I'm happy. This'll mean that once beta-ed, I'll have a lot to post for you all. I just hope you all continue liking the story. EEEEEEEEEEEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Sapph (sapphs)
Posted at: June 6th, 2007 05:50 am (UTC)

Damn me. I saw two pictures my friend posted (Eve and Riddick) and that had me hooked. THEN she linked me to this fic and can I tell you that it's just plain hot.

Can't wait till you update :D:D

Posted by: indigochild76 (indigochild76)
Posted at: August 3rd, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)

HAHA! Well, I'm glad your friend pointed you in this direction. AWESOME indeed. Just so you know... this fic o' mine is not abandoned. I'm actually still working on it... real life was quite hectic and still sort of it, but I've written chapter 7, most of 8 and the conclusion for this fic. So yeah, things will be posted eventually. I still need what I've written to be beta read, but at least you can rest assured that things are on their way. :-)

Posted by: Sapph (sapphs)
Posted at: August 3rd, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)

Fantastic! Do you have any idea where I can see this little bit of clip?

Posted by: indigochild76 (indigochild76)
Posted at: August 4th, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)

Are you asking for a sneak peek at what I've written thus far..... even though it isn't beta-ed yet? :-)

Posted by: Sapph (sapphs)
Posted at: August 5th, 2007 09:13 am (UTC)

Oh no! Sorry, I didn't explain that very well... I meant do you know where I can see a clip of that scene between these two when Riddick is tied up. It isn't part of the extras of my Dvd...

Posted by: indigochild76 (indigochild76)
Posted at: August 6th, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC)

Gottcha! LOL! This actually sounds like a conversation I was having on another thread in this comm o' mine! ;-)

Eve is only in a few scenes.... when Toombs and crew captures Riddick on Helion Prime, she's the girl who cuffs him. I believe she even calls him 'big boy'! HAHA! And then on their way to Crematoria, while everyone's in cryo, she gets up and goes over to him because she's obviously infatuated. She gets up close to him, smells him and all that good stuff. YUM! And then, being the Furyan he is, he's not really asleep. He locks his legs on hers totally taking her off guard. He then says one of my most favorite lines to her.... "Did you know you grind your teeth at night? Sexy!" Can we say SWOOOOOOON??? She also has another scene with Riddick after all hell breaks loose on Crematoria. She's lying on the floor all sorts of wounded and he looks down at her. She asks him if he's going to kill her. He just continues looking at her and walks away. GUH!

Anyway, I'm not sure if the scene where he locks legs with Eve is in the extended version only or in the theatrical version as well. I mean, I've only seen the theatrical version once... way back when it was in theaters. So I don't really remember all that well. See, my DVD is the extended version, so it's possible that it's only in the extended version....... will have to check on that. :-)

Posted by: Sapph (sapphs)
Posted at: August 6th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)

Ah that would be why. I don't have the extendd version I don't think. Looks like I'll be buying it again :P

Thanks!!

Posted by: indigochild76 (indigochild76)
Posted at: August 6th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)

Not a problem..... the extended version totally ROCKS! All that yummy extra footage... w00t!

Posted by: Angelina Ballerina (greenovalfruit)
Posted at: April 24th, 2008 07:23 am (UTC)
Been Bad Officer - Naughty

Omg, I finally get the extended version (because Christina's the only reason I watched in the first place - now I know better) so I can read your fic and it just stops *wails*

Halp?

Posted by: christinalp (christinalp)
Posted at: January 31st, 2009 01:08 am (UTC)

when will more be up?!

Posted by: alixion (alixion)
Posted at: May 8th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
Riddick/Eve

hey i love this story and i have only found you out of all the riddick fanfics that has riddick/eve please please i wanna see more riddick/eve there is to much riddick/jack i have even read a crossover with lara croft and that was awesome on fanfiction.net in my opinion jack is too young pitch black she was 12 and he was like 25 or something the chronicles of riddick she was like 17 or something and i just love eve in the movie i have seen the unrated directors cut and loved it please more riddick/eve :D

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