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Pretender fics:
Back when I first started reading fan fiction, there was a huge archive of Pretender fics, pretender. de. I spent weeks working my way through it. When I started this recs page, I went back to it, thinking I'd list some of my favorites, but before I managed to do much at all, the archive simply disappeared. Now, years later, some wonderfully crazy people are trying to reconstruct the archive. For more information on the project, go to their announcement on The Pretender LJ community or to their site. If you had stories at or know anyone who did, please help these folks out. If they can manage even half of what they're setting out to do, it'll be an incredible boon for the fandom. (Added 28 April 2005)

Adagio by Bec-Bec
Miss Parker and Jarod talk by phone after Carthis. (Added 16 May 2005)

Adversity in Agnosticism by Catherine5
Jarod tries to learn to pray. (Added 16 May 2005)

Amore Matto by SezZie
Miss Parker and Broots have dinner together. (Added 6 May 2005)

Aquitaine by Elliott Silver
Miss Parker stops waiting for Jarod. (Added 6 May 2005)

Beckoning by Pangur Ban
Sydney and Angelo inch toward understanding. (Added 16 May 2005)

The Best of the Centre by Mareen
The DSAs show much more than just surveillance footage. Meet the man who does the editing. (Added 16 May 2005)

Bitter and Sweet by Shaddyr
Jarod calls Miss Parker with an odd question. (Added 16 May 2005)

Busking by Ivy
Jarod plays the harmonica. (Added 6 May 2005)

Captain Ahab's Salvation by Mandy
A night spent with Jarod leads Miss Parker to some new conclusions about her goals. This starts a long series, all parts of which can be found at this site. (link bad as of 3 June 2006)

Child's Play by anr
Miss Parker and Jarod in a series of vignettes leading toward the inevitable. (Added 20 January 2007)

Dirty Closets by csievers
Anyone familiar with the series is likely to find this parody quite funny, but those unfamiliar will feel lost. I particularly recommend reading it out loud to other fans. (Link added 6 November 2005)

Eleventh Hour by Blade Mistress
Jarod makes a terrible bargain to destroy the Centre. (Added 6 May 2005)

Fallen Angel by Melanie-Anne
This series of drabbles shows glimpses of an AU in which Miss Parker was raised by the Bowmans. (Added 16 May 2005)

Fedayee by Elliott Silver
I like the author's summary: "Miss Parker saw the whole world fall not because of hate, but because of love, and it was a terribly, horrifyingly beautiful thing. (Added 6 May 2005)

First Meetings by Blade Mistress
Kyle hates being shown up by anyone. (Added 6 May 2005)

Five by Leni
Five interconnected vignettes, each centered on a type of material, lead Jarod through his years on the run and to an inevitable decision. (Added 11 July 2006)

Freedom by Blade Mistress
Miss Parker leaves the Centre. (Added 6 May 2005)

Genetics by Loonquawl
Miss Parker looks a lot like her mother, and she wishes she didn't. (Added 16 May 2005)

Handshake Deal by Maria
Jarod allowed himself to be captured as part of a deal with Miss Parker. He's kept his end of things, and now he wants her to keep hers. (Added 28 April 2004)

Heirloom by MMB
Miss Parker and Sydney, two 'holiday orphans,' spend Christmas together. (Added 16 May 2005)

In Dreams by Julie Fortune
This story is the first in a loosely connected arc. I liked them all. Miss Parker's summoned to the Tower and given a deadline. If she doesn't retrieve Jarod within forty hours, she'll pay with her life. (Added 16 May 2005)

Innocence Lost by Aimee
Jarod and Miss Parker have a talk about the damage that choosing to take a life has done to each of them.

Inside Out by VR Trakowski
How Angelo sees the world. (Added 6 May 2005)

Nicotine Disdain by C.L. Kamnikar
Most of the time, Miss Parker controls her nicotine intake carefully, but sometimes she needs more. (Added 16 May 2005)

Number 413 by Donna
What if it's all in her head? Another explanation for the whole story. (Added 16 May 2005)

Play Pretend by Melanie-Anne
Pretender/Desperate Housewives. Miss Parker drops in on her brother to find out what he's doing pretending to be Mike Delfino. (Added 20 January 2007)

Really Good Gun by Julie Fortune
Miss Parker buys a new gun. (Added 16 May 2005)

Shame by Madame Estrella
Two teenagers, a girl and a pretender, share a little time. (Added 6 May 2005)

Shoes by Serendipitous Cake
Little reminders of the humanity of the dead are the most powerful. (Added 16 May 2005)

Sibling Song by cgb
Jarod sends Miss Parker another small piece of her past. (Added 16 May 2005)

Some of a Kind by Mareen
Three slightly AU vignettes in which Kyle captures Miss Parker.  (Added 16 May 2005)

Subliminal by Jayne Leitch
There are some drawbacks to Raines' techniques. (Added 16 May 2005)

The Transformation of Material Things by Jayne Leitch
Not long after Jarod first arrives at the Centre, he has a bad dream. Sydney bends procedure just a little bit. (Added 16 May 2005)

Troy by SezZie
Gemini's not sure what to think of Miss Parker. (Added 6 May 2005)

Trust by Annabelle Leigh
Miss Parker has a hard time deciding who to trust. (Added 16 May 2005)

Unforgettable by the lurker
Miss Parker and Sydney both remember how she first learned to dance. (Added 16 May 2005)

Untitled by juliefortune
Friendship is a peculiar thing for those connected with the Centre. People rally to support Broots in their own particular ways when a stranger attempts to abduct Debbie. (Added 20 January 2007)

Waffles in Idaho by familyarchives
After ten years of chasing and being chased, Miss Parker and Jarod meet in Idaho. I'm not entirely sure that this is where I think they'd be after ten years, but it's a fun read with good voices for the characters. (Added 3 Oct. 2006)

Walls Have Eyes by Ellen Milholland
Miss Parker will do whatever she has to do in order to win against Lyle. The story's set before Lyle's parentage was revealed. (Added 16 May 2005 - link bad as of 3 June 2006)

Whispers by Blade Mistress
Even after his death, Jarod causes problems for Miss Parker. (Added 6 May 2005)

You Pretend by obaona
Jarod plans his next steps. Second person narrative. (Added 6 May 2005)

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