Even Lions Have Their Pride


Synopsis: Four years after Pitch Black, Riddick and Jack have settled into a unique “Family” arrangement. (This story was formerly known as “Packmates.” Thank you to Chrysalis for the lovely new title!)

Category: Fan Fiction

Series: None

Challenges: None

Rating: X

Orientation: Het (Plot)

Pairing: Riddick/Jack

Warnings: Innuendo, Controversial Subject Matter (Child Trafficking, PTSD), Alcohol / Drug Use, Harsh Language, Explicit Sexual Content, Graphic Violence / Gore, Death, Murder

Number of Chapters: 17

Net Word Count: 59,268

Total Word Count: 59,648

Story Length: Novel

First Posted: May 22, 2003

Last Updated: August 15, 2004

Status: Incomplete


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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, incorporating a publicity still of Vin Diesel, a photo of Rhiana Griffith that appeared in the Newcastle Herald, the “Raparperitaivas” 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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Your story is just great, grabbing attention and just not letting go EVER until is finished so please have mercy of some of us so we can get some sleep and keep updating so we can see who this Jillian is….ARHHHHGG.. poor Jack, wanna beat the s**t out of somebody, gimme a cal and I´ll help u


I love this story. I spent 17 straigh hours reading your fiction. I started with Apentice and by the time I finished the sun had come up, so I moved on to “Even lions have their pride” It’s great how you took the same characters and changed all the rules. That’s a real talent. Even though I loved “Aprentice” I’m also enjoying this reality, where Jack is much more part of his world. It’s thrilling to experience. Plz don’t stop. I need more. I will happily mail you cash for every chapter you add to this. Seriously

little egypt

love your story! please dont leave us hanging and write more.


this story is great! you are a very talented writer, please please write more!!

Riddick's Sita

I loved the story, except for the ending…I want them both to be happy…so pls continue…I love Jack, she seems so real.

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