Forbidden Gifts


Synopsis: He woke up from a 2,000-year sleep seeking vengeance for an unspeakable crime, only to find himself confronted by the descendants of his sworn enemies. She came in search of humanity’s oldest friends, only to discover that an ancient treachery had turned them into foes. But in this AU, instead of facing off in a fight to the death, the last human survivor of the Prometheus mission and the last Engineer on LV-223 establish a truce, and even an alliance.

Category: Fan Fiction

Series: None

Challenges: None

Rating: M

Orientation: Het (Plot)

Pairings: Shaw/Engineer, David 8/Meredith Vickers

Warnings: Alcohol / Drug Use, Harsh Language, Strong Sexual Content, Graphic Violence / Gore, Death

Number of Chapters: 24

Net Word Count: 134,153

Total Word Count: 134,729

Story Length: Epic

First Posted: October 29, 2012

Last Updated: March 8, 2013

Status: Incomplete


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The characters and events of Prometheus are © 2012 20th Century Fox, Scott Free Productions, Brandywine, and Dune Entertainment; Directed by Ridley Scott; Written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Linedlof; Produced by David Giler, Walter Hill, and Ridley Scott. The characters and events of Alien are © 1979 20th Century Fox; Directed by Ridley Scott; Screenplay by Dan O’Bannon; Story by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett; Produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler, and Walter Hill. The characters and events of Aliens are © 1986 20th Century Fox and Brandywine Productions; Directed by James Cameron; Screenplay by James Cameron; Story by James Cameron, David Giler, and Walter Hill; Produced by Gale Ann Hurd. The characters and events of Blade Runner are © 1982 Warner Bros.; directed by Ridley Scott; Screenplay by Hampton Fancher and David Webb Peoples, based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick; Produced by Michael Deeley for The Ladd Company, Shaw Brothers, and the Blade Runner Partnership. 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, including an image Ardath Rekha created using Prometheus publicity stills of Noomi Rapace and Ian Whyte that previously appeared on DeviantArt, the Almendra 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 agree this actually made me like the movie! I do hope you plan to finish because it rocks!


I hope you finish this cause its awesome


I’ve loved your writing for years – I consider Apprentice one of my all-time favorite books ever (and I read a LOT!). Was so glad to check back on this site to find THIS! PLEASE PLEASE keep the story in your brain 🙂 Who needs school anyway, right? 😉

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