The Bogey Man and the Black Knight


Synopsis: Riddick, Jack and Imam have left the planet. Can Riddick put his past behind him and start a new life? A ghost from the darkest part of his past surfaces… will it hold him back, or move him forward? This is a dark and angsty piece. Be warned.

Category: Fan Fiction

Series: None

Challenges: None

Rating: M

Orientation: Gen

Pairings: None

Warnings: Adult Situations, Controversial Subject Matter (Child Abductions, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence), Mild Violence, Harsh Language, Angst, Murder

Number of Chapters: 1

Net Word Count: 5,186

Total Word Count: 5,508

Story Length: Short Story

First Posted: February 11, 2003

Last Updated: February 11, 2003

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 photo by Timothy Eberly, licensed through Unsplash, the Laser London font from A-Z Fonts, 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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Absolutely a lovely story, the way you described Riddick and Miguela’s relationship was fantastic, I would never have guessed the ending, and it was heartbreaking, but a great twist to the plot and Riddicks story. Again beautiful story, and brilliant execution of it. Not many authors can produce a story like this with such a touchy subject, but you did it wonderfully.

Lilu Jaguar

Awe… I like the nickname, but I feel sorry for riddick.

Red Gaian

Thank you for this story. I do see Riddick as a hero, particularly as Jack’s hero, even if he probably didn’t think he was that when they met in T4. I like the plot of your story and the feeling of hope it leaves me with.


This story hit a nerve. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it until I read the author’s note at the end.When I was about 10, I had a pet goat that I had raised on a bottle since she was a day old. During the night she was killed by a dog, and I was very guilt ridden for a long time. I’ve since then lost other pets and sometimes felt the same guilt but not as intense. Later though when I was older I lost a dear friend to suicide and the feelings of ‘what if..’ were torture for many years. These stories are very well written and I truly enjoy the ease with which they flow from the page into my mind. Aside from this I like this story for the mere fact that it is not sexually explicit. I wish there were more like it.


This was lovely. I too wondered what would happen if Mel put his “daughter” back in bed without checking things out. You did a wonderful job of weaving the thought into a reason for Riddick to look after Jack . I also loved the way Imam went through figuring out the relationship between Jack and Riddick. Beautiful, as always!