Synopsis: Four and a half years after the crash of the Hunter-Gratzner, now-18-year-old Jack is released from the juvenile facility she’s lived in for four years. Due to her refusal to help the authorities capture Riddick, they’ve done their best to ensure that her future will be as bleak as possible, until Riddick himself returns to rescue her. But the forces arrayed against them, determined to recapture Riddick at any cost, are enormous.

Category: Fan Fiction

Series: None

Challenges: None

Rating: X

Orientation: Het (Plot)

Pairings: Riddick/Jack, Riddick/OFC, OMC/OFC

Warnings: Innuendo, Controversial Subject Matter (Stem Cell Research, Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Human Experimentation), Alcohol / Drug Use, Sexual Situations, Harsh Language, Explicit Sexual Content, BDSM, Non-Consensual Sex, Graphic Violence / Gore, Torture / Abuse, Murder

Number of Chapters: 61

Net Word Count: 150,532

Total Word Count: 151,874

Story Length: Epic

First Posted: January 31, 2001

Last Updated: April 28, 2002

Status: Complete


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The characters and events of Pitch Black are © 2000 USA Films, Gramercy Pictures, and Interscope Communications; Directed by David Twohy; Screenplay by Ken and Jim Wheat and David Twohy; Story by Ken and Jim Wheat; Produced by Tom Engelman. This work of fan fiction is a transformative work for entertainment purposes only, with no claims on, nor intent to infringe upon, the rights of the parties listed above. All additional characters and situations are the creation of, and remain the property of, Ardath Rekha. eBook design and cover art by LaraRebooted, using a wealth of image sources: a Pitch Black publicity still of Vin Diesel; a promotional photo of Rhiana Griffith taken by Shelley Cornish; a portrait of Terence Stamp (whose likeness is used here to represent Reg Jarvis) taken by Ros Drinkwater; publicity stills from the film Stealth (© 2005 Sony Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Phoenix Pictures, and Original Film; Directed by Rob Cohen; Written by W. D. Richter; Produced by Mike Medavoy, Neal H. Moritz, and Laura Ziskin — yeah, Josh Lucas, she stole your body, sorry dude);; a photograph by JJ Jordan, licensed via Pixabay; multiple images from PngWing; the “Key Ridge” font from Font Meme; and background graphics © 1998 Noel Mollon, adapted and licensed via Teri Williams Carnright from the now-retired Fantasyland Graphics site (c. 2003). This eBook may not be sold or advertised for sale. If you are a copyright holder of any of the referenced works, and believe that part or all of this eBook exceeds fair use practices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, please contact Ardath Rekha.

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Amazing… all i have to say is you have a keen eye for detail and i eat up every word you write


As I have said before, you are one of the best authors that I have ever read. And I read a lot…Your writing flows so well that it is a moving movie while you read it, that to me is the sign of an excellent writer. I hope that you decide to start publishing some of your work. You are truly talented…


I just want to let you know that this is the most wonderful story about Riddick and Jack. I have read it …I don’t know how many times! You have captured the true Riddick — the one that looks so longingly at Fry before she is ripped from his arms in Pitch Black! Thank you!


I just wanted to let you know that I ABSOLUTELY LOVED Apprentice! I read a lot of fan fiction stories, but I have to admit that this one really had my full attention. I could not keep my eyes away from the computer screen! I’m not sure if you will get this review but if you do, I just want to let you know that you did a wonderful job on this story! Hopefully I can read some more of your great stories! Sincerely, Jessica


Remember this, he told himself. She trusts you. Don’t you fucking dare betray that. Deep within him he heard the animal snarl in response. You’d only get to once if you did, you dumb shit, he informed it. This is my second time reading this. I aabsolutley loved htis part. Riddick reasoning that if the Beast betrays the trust he’d only get to have Jack the one time. The Beast though wants instant gratification, while Riddick wants the forever and always. As usual I love all the little quirks and idiosyncracies that come up in your characters.

This feedback was originally left on Chapter 16 of the story in the old archiving system.
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