tikatu: (Moonstrike)
Title: Moonstrike!
Fandom: Classic Thunderbirds
Rating: 13+
Genres: Sci-Fi, Family, Action/Adventure, Drama, Alternate Universe
Warnings: Violence, Character death
Chapters: 1-??
Status: Work in Progress

Summary: It is the 2060s, and a line of rogue asteroids has entered our solar system, headed for the moon's surface and the colonies that have been planted there. A group of eco-terrorists is at work, blocking any attempt to save the colonists through misinformation, sabotage, and even murder. The only group with the resources to do the job is International Rescue. It will take all the ingenuity that IR can muster to save the colonies, and they in turn will rely on the support of the Tracy family's public venture... and of its CEO.

Disclaimer: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson created them; ITC/Granada owns them. I'm just writing about them.

Author's Notes: The great thing about Thunderbirds is that so little of the family's past is actually shown on screen. Most of what is considered "canon" is gleaned from "biographers" like John Peel, John Marriott and Chris Bentley, or even the comic book tale, "The Complete Thunderbirds Story". Quite a few of these "official" backgrounds even contradict each other, so a writer has a lot of freedom.

For example, there's nothing in canon that says Jeff is an only child, so in my story, I've given him siblings - and we'll meet them later on. For now, Madison is Jeff's older sister, and a good friend of Lucille's.

Comic book "canon" states that Lucille and Grant (Jeff's father) died in an avalanche, while Marriott states she died giving birth to Alan and Bentley sidesteps it a bit by saying she died shortly after Alan's birth. I'm mixing that up here: Grant still dies in an avalanche, but Lucille doesn't die until after Alan's birth. Again, this will come into play later.

What is truly different is Lucille having a part in planning for IR, as well as her family background. I've written a lot of backstory for this, but to keep the action going, I have to limit the amount I incorporate here. Maybe later I'll post the rest.

For the record, I have not read Joan Verba's 2010 book, Situation: Critical!, which – as I surmise from the blurb written about it – is about a similar situation: John Tracy finding a number of asteroids which come into our solar system from outside it, and that pose some danger which International Rescue must respond to. My story has been in the works since November 2007, and was written for that year's National Novel Writing Month. So neither of us have copied or plagiarized each other in any sense of the word.

I was going to wait until this was completely finished before I posted it, but, as you can see, it's been four years and I'm not done with it yet. So, I was using August's Camp NaNoWriMo as an impetus to finish it, and felt that posting it would also help me write what is left. Now Camp NaNoWriMo is over, and I seem to be on a roll.

This is a Tracy Sister fic, and one I hope will do justice not only to my OC, but to the Tracy family and International Rescue. Since fanfiction.net is glutted with these types of stories, I opted to post elsewhere, including dreamwidth, first.

Acknowledgments: I would like to thank Susanmartha, Math Girl, lillehafrue, and artisticrainey for giving me feedback on this. Any spelling or grammar mistakes are all mine; please point them out so I can fix them. Constructive criticism is greatly desired and appreciated.


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