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Why be good when being bad is so much better? Written for the Gumboot Mafia Heat challenge, August '08
> White Characters: Max
, SmutWarnings: Max/White implied
, scenes that may offend
February 08, 2009 Updated:
February 08, 2009
After rewatching Heat in season 1, I noticed something, or rather, something I may have noticed before and ignored, really stood out.
We've (almost) all read stories about Max (or Alec or others) going into Heat and being unable to control their lust, sometimes acting b/c of it and regretting it later.
But if anyone really remembers, "Heat" (s01e02) shows Max in heat, hanging out at Crash and not jumping just any available guy. She does seem to find all men attractive, but she isn't unable to control herself (maybe with a little help from her friends.) Later, she is riding home on her motorcycle and asks herself if she should be a good girl and go home or... after which she goes back to Crash and picks up Eric.
What did I learn from this? That any choices made during heat are the person's own, and not driven by the uncontrollable instinct to simply mate whether one wishes to do so or not.
With that in mind, I wrote this story.
(This does NOT take into account anything from later seasons - such as the Rafer incident - though even if it did, at this point in time she isn't involved with anyone, so the conceivable consequences of the actions in this story wouldn't apply.)
1. Chapter 1 by jracklesfan77 [ - ] (1120 words)