Subtext report, Xena Fanfiction, Xena and
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Our story opens
with a battered Eve in the desert with X and G looking over
her from a dune. Xena says they can save Eve. Gabby has
doubts. Xena said the reason SHE changed was because she found
her (Gabby). With guidance Eve can change too.
Back on Olympus the
Gods are kinda ticked that Ares didn’t mention that Eve was
still alive. They say they have a plan using the Furies. Ares
starts to laugh and says been there, done that, didn’t work.
They said the Furies aren’t for Xena but Gabrielle. Dite
appears and asks Athena why they have to use the bard. Athena
asks Dite if she’s got a soft spot for Gabrielle and Dite
replies that Gabrielle is her friend. Athena tells her ‘Then
Back in the desert
some men start to go after Eve/Livia but Xena and Gabby come
and race to the rescue. As Xena tends to Eve’s scrapes after
the battle we see the Furies appear behind Gabrielle and tell
her that the only way peace will come is if she kills Eve.
Gabby gets a wicked look on her face as she watches Xena
tending to Eve. (End of Teaser)
A woman shows up
and offers them shelter at her house since Xena is the
protector of the faith or something like that. They go back
and stay with some of Eli’s followers and Gabrielle is doing
the bard thing and telling them Eli’s story. Eve scoffs and
says that love has no real power. Xena speaks up and takes
over the story. The Furies show up next to Gabby telling her
that she has to kill Eve because she’s evil and she killed
Joxer without remorse, yadayadayada. Gabby gets a wicked look
on her face but does nothing. If looks COULD kill Eve would
have been dead right there. Xena says that she wishes Eli was
still there and could teach Eve the way. The woman says that
they have a baptist that follows Eli’s way and cleanses
people. They trio head to the lake where a man is performing a
Eve is reluctant
but she goes next. As ‘John’ (his name is never mentioned
btw) does the ritual on Eve a flaming light comes down to Xena
that only she can see. Gabby gets a misty look in her eye as
she watches Eve. Xena tells the flame that she’s prepared to
do what it takes. Suddenly Poseidon appears from the water and
the people run away. Next the other gods appear and start
throwing fireballs that Xena deflects. One bounces and hits
Poseidon, killing him. Now the other gods are really pissed.
Discord charges Xena with a sword and Xena cuts her head off.
Hephesteus gets an ax in the chest and back on Olympus we see
Dite clutch her heart and take a staggered breath but she
quickly regains herself.
Ares, Athena, Hades
and the Strife dude with blonde hair (Joel Somebody or other)
all watch as Xena blows on her chakram and tells them not to
follow. She now has the power to kill a god. They let the trio
leave and Xena and Co. decide to make their way to Joxer’s
so Eve can begin to make amends. On the way Xena explains that
a light (Michael) came to her and said that she now has the
power to take down Olympus as long as Eve is still alive.
They get to
Joxer’s house and Eve tries to make amends. Virgil, with
Joxer’s sword, goes to strike Eve but Xena stops him. Virgil
begs her to let him slit Eve’s throat. Eve said if it would
bring Joxer back she would gladly give her life but it
won’t. Virgil walks back to his scroll after giving a speech
about how his father never harmed anyone and brought happiness
to folks who knew him. Xena tells Eve to get used to this
reaction from people and they leave. Virgil loads up his horse
and Gabby goes to him. She asks about Meg and he tells her
that his mom was mad with grief and she and his brothers and
sisters went to Athens. He said he’s going to catch up with
them. Gabby and Virgil embrace and Virgil leaves.
Later that night
Eve is commending Gabby on documenting Xena’s adventures and
sits down to read a few of them. There’s a storm going on
and Xena is looking out the window. She then sees Ares and
darts outside telling Gabby to guard the back. Gabrielle goes
to the back of the house. She sees Joxer there. She says
‘Your dead’ and he says ‘Yes’. She tells him that she
misses him. He says ‘Then you shouldn’t have let Eve kill
me’. Gabby said ‘there was nothing she could do’. Joxer
tells her to ‘kill Eve before she kills again’ and then
off screen you hear a voice say ‘Good Point’. Gabby turns
around to see Hope walking toward her. Hope tells her that
Xena will never kill her own daughter. Xena’s making the
same mistake Gabby did by not killing her (Hope) when she had
Xena is outside
with Ares and she realizes she’s trying to distract her and
she runs back inside.
‘It’s up to
Gabrielle to rid the world of Eve. Do it for Xena’, Hope
tells Gabrielle. Meanwhile the furies are in the background,
doing their little furies dance, egging her on. Gabby raises
her sais as Xena busts in. Gabby strikes before Xena can stop
her but Xena lets the chakram loose anyway, knocking Gabby in the
back of the head. Xena checks on Eve and then Gabrielle,
who’s fallen to the ground. Xena realizes the furies were
responsible. Next we see Gabby being tended to by Xena. Xena
then goes to Eve and Eve asks how Gabrielle is doing. As Xena
works on Eve the Gods show up (Hades, Athena, ‘Strife’ and
Xena battles them
for a bit but flips a table up for cover. She turns around and
sees Dite, dressed in black mourning clothes since Xena offed
her hubby, Hephesteus. She's knelling over Gabrielle. Xena moves to strike Dite,
but Dite holds up her hands and says she just wants to help
Gabrielle. Xena believes her and
lets Dite take Gabrielle to the back and away from the
fighting. The battle rages on and Xena takes out ‘Strife’
with a cart and Hades with the ole flame-thrower routine but
not before Artemis gets a lucky arrow off that lands in
Xena’s hip. Xena manages to get Eve to the back room and
asks Dite to look after her. Eve falls down and Ares appears.
Dite watches as Ares closes in on Eve but she keeps watch over
Gabby. Sure, she'll help Gabby but the brat Eve isn't part of
the deal for her. The two goddess' that remain in the battle
bolt away and Xena arrives in
time to hit Ares sword with her chakram before he can strike Eve. He
vanishes, as does Dite.
Xena hobbles out of
the burning house with Eve, dragging Gabby behind her. (I have
to admit it is quite humorous to see Xena dragging ‘massive
head wound Gabby’ around by the arm through the mud (LOL).
Poor Gabby is she gonna have a headache when she wakes up (VBG))
and she's gonna be dirty too.
Xena tells them that nether of them are going to leave her
because Gabby is the most pure thing in her life and Eve is
her great hope (no pun intended by TPTB I’m sure (VBG) since
Xena wanted to kill Gabrielle's daughter NAMED Hope). Xena
says she’s not giving up. Dite appears and says it’s so sad.
Xena says if you feel that awful why don’t you heal them.
Dite says only Athena can approve healing and that ain’t
gonna happen anytime soon.
Xena says, ‘then
take us to Olympus’. She wants to work out a deal. Dite
agrees to do that after Xena points out that Gabrielle
doesn’t have much time. They arrive and Xena tells Dite to
take off because things could get ugly. Dite strokes Gabby’s
head and says ‘Bye little one’. Xena offers her thanks
again and starts to the grand room.
Eve says mother,
getting Xena’s attention. Xena asks what’s wrong and Eve
says nothing - she just wanted to say that out loud. She never
did before. Xena says she bets Eve was a pretty little girl.
Eve says yes and she liked to play with spiders. Spiders? WTF?
LOL Xena says she
was the same way as a kid. Again, WTF? LOL That's your big
mother daughter bonding moment? A bizzare love of arachnids?
Ares shows up and says he’ll make
Xena a god if she calls things off. Gabrielle is negotiable,
but Eve has to die. Ares points out that this is the second
time they faced off and Xena still can’t kill him. Xena
answers by shooting him in the thigh with a crossbow and tying
him up with Hephesteus chains she stole.
Athena is on the
throne and Xena tells her that if she cures her gals she’ll
let the Gods live as she pushes Ares off to the side. Artemis
tries to sneak in a shot at Xena but Xena catches the arrows
and throws them back killing her. Athena then goes nuts and
starts to battle Xena. As they fight Ares crawls over to G and
E. Xena stabs Athena but it does nothing. Eve is dead and Xena
no longer has her power. Athena opens a can of whoop ass on
Xena. Ares finally makes it to the girls and her puts his
touch on Gabby and Eve. Athena gets ready to strike the
deathblow when Xena drives her sword into Athena killing her.
Athena asked Ares why and he said ‘I gotta thing for her’
and he gave up his immortality to save Gabrielle and Eve.
Athena dies and Xena runs over and hugs both her girls. She
turns to Ares and offers her sincere thanks. He doesn’t
speak. He just gives a slight nod as an acknowledgement for
finally doing the right thing for a means other than his own.
Later Xena, Eve and
Gabrielle are sitting in the grass on a hill and Eve is
playing with a spider. Eve starts to apologize for Joxer to
Gabby but Gabby stops her and says Joxer is at peace. Eve
gives her thanks. Eve walks off toward the beach as Gabby
turns to Xena.
like you got your daughter back."
Xena: "No . .
. We got OUR daughter back."
Fade to black. I'll
leave you all to decide what you think... LOL