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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I loved it, it was a very good story line…i hope you write more


I read this yeaaaaaaaaaaaaars ago and loved it. Since Netflix dropped all the movies, it reminded me of this story, and I’m glad I found it!!


So glad to find this again! You are a hell of a writer!

Maia Crossley

It’s been roughly 20 years since the first time I read this on geocities (which is somehow still up) and Apprentice has remained one of my favorite stories. Published or unpublished, period, ever, on all of the Internet and all of my bookshelves.

I’ve read it more times than I can tell you! Thank you for this masterpiece that has forever carved a place in my heart. I tell people about it when I’m ranting about how fanfiction is an important art form. It makes me happy to see that you’re still here, after all these years.


I’m sorry to leave this as a review, but I could not find any other way to contact you on the site. The copy of Apprentice I am reading has a coding error in Chapter 21. I’m pretty sure I downloaded the Epub version and I am reading it on my kindle. It says “error on line 200 at column 34: Opening and ending tags mismatch he line 0 and body”. It messes with the layout of the chapter, making it so you can’t read the last line of a page, until you reach the error (I assume), at which point the text becomes a wide column for a few pages, then a smaller column approximately 14 characters wide. It returns to normal with Chapter 22.

Oh, hey, an actual review! I’m rereading this story and still loving it. I love your world building. I’m glad that you have the time/energy to return to frameworks.

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