Fresh fanfic by myself and @wicked-felina (Rebness)!
Warnings: Gen, no warnings apply.
Characters: Nicolas de Lenfent, Louis de Pointe du Lac
Summary: A rainy afternoon at the café is a perfect setting for Louis and Nicolas to argue over philosophy and coffee.
Notes: This chapter is dedicated to the legendary Cesare, one of our all-time fave fanfic writers, who discovered our little AU and has left us wonderful encouraging comments! Among which, that they wanted to see a good dialogue between Louis and Nicki, and we sprung into action to fill the request. We hope that this satisfies like a smooth fancy coffee.
The Signature Blend Vampire Chronicles AU is a delight. Every fandom needs a coffeeshop AU (or many of them!) but I’m not sure how many fandoms are lucky enough to have a coffeeshop AU where the coffee is actually an important factor, and the shop is a huge part of the characterization, and there are breezy romcom elements alongside some of the existential issues of canon.
It’s so fun to see the VC characters skillfully modernized and set in motion. And this bonus chapter gives a lovely compare and contrast of two characters described in the books as “the very twin” of each other in their cynicism, but very different in other ways.
So, I rec this obviously, since I encouraged it and it beautifully fulfills my request.
Also, thanks for the ego boost! Pro tip on becoming legendary: find a fandom that’s been hunted almost to extinction by a lawsuit-happy creator and therefore doesn’t have a ton of fic; write a fairly long id-riddled WIP; leave it hanging unfinished; then wait 18 years. Voila! ^_~
*flails* what a lovely endorsement, I’m speechless. I’ll reply better later, but you’re welcome, we wrote that last chapter for you, and we’re both thrilled with your reaction 😘
… and yes, the How To Become Legendary Pro tip worked perfectly for you, and we expect that chapter you’ve teased (and completion of the fic!! I ain’t too proud to beg)!
The Last Drop: The Lost Chapters – Chapter 4 – Burnadette_dpdl, Rebness – Vampire Chronicles – Anne Rice [Archive of Our Own]