The Slow Burn


Synopsis: In this Alternate Universe version of Pitch Black, another survivor made it out of the crash alive, but wishes she hadn’t. Her grief over the loss of her family makes her reckless and self-destructive, and she’s drawn to Riddick as if he’s catnip. But she might find healing with him instead of destruction… or not.

Category: Fan Fiction

Series: None

Challenges: None

Rating: X

Orientation: Het (Plot)

Pairings: Riddick/OFC, Shazza/Fry

Warnings: Adult Situations, Controversial Subject Matter, Alcohol / Drug Use, Harsh Language, Explicit Sexual Content, F/F Slash, Graphic Violence / Gore, Murder

Number of Chapters: 33

Net Word Count: 0

Total Word Count: 0

Story Length: Novella

First Posted: January 14, 2001

Last Updated: March 17, 2022


The Slow Burn will return soon, once its current revisions are completed.

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 photo by Лера_K of Pixabay, a font based on Natalie Hanke’s “Smoking Futura” font, 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 read this story when it was first posted, waaaaay back in the day at a Pitch Black fanfiction site (I don’t remember the name but it also hosted Apprentice) and I just wish it had been finished.

It’s an amazing read, and I still cry when we get to the chapter about losing Morgan.

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