Pairings: Xena/Callisto, Xena/Gabrielle, Hercules/Iolaus, Xena/Hercules
Warning: Major heavy angst. This is a hurt/comfort story which contains both described and implied nonconsensual torture and sexual violence. There's some very rough stuff going on here, although I hope it serves the purpose of character development--it's not intended to be simply gratuitous. If that kind of thing will bother you, this is your opportunity to BAIL OUT NOW. If you continue, please don't say I didn't warn you.
Disclaimers: The principal characters are the property of MCA/Universal and Renaissance Pictures. No copyright infringement is intended, and no financial profit is anticipated.
This story is part of the "Everything-but-the-Kitchen-Sink" series, which
is an alternate timeline for both series. The first Xena/Gabrielle
story branches off after the events in "The Debt." In this timeline,
Hope has conveniently vanished and Solan is still living with the Centaurs.
The stories in the series take place in the following order:
"Never Let me Down Again."
" . . . But We're Not the Same."
"How Long Till my Soul Gets It Right?"
"This Must Be the Place."
"The Dark Side of my Soul."
"Idylls of the Conqueror."
Summary: Callisto takes Xena captive and forces her to undergo a harrowing process of self-discovery.
The Dark Side
of My Soul
Copyright (c) 1998
to XWP and HTLJ