If you’re a Xena: Warrior Princess fan like myself, then you have probably heard that a reboot is in the works. Sadly, it is a reboot and not a continuation, which means Lucy Lawless and Renée O’Connor will not be reprising their roles as Xena and Gabrielle. That’s a little sad, but I guess I get the direction the Powers That Be are pursuing.
That being said, if this is going to be a reboot, I have a couple of suggestions and requests for how to make a Xena reboot successful today while still being true to the spirit of the show.
Hey there fanfiction fans, I’m back and ready to continue my quest for good femslash fanfiction. Last fanfic post I did I asked you, our readers, to suggest some good femslash fanfiction. The fic I ended up reading was suggested by Karla who suggested a Xena/Gabrielle fic by author Xie.
So far I have only read the first of three Xena/Gabrielle fics written by this author, but I am already enjoying the fic immensely.
Persistence explains that there is a conflict happening between the Phliousians and Nemea. Xena is asked by her friend, the ruler of Nemea, to take the regalia of Demeter to Britannia and out of the reach of the Phliousians. Throughout this story another takes place that is meant to parallel the relationship between Xena and Gabrielle. A brown dog begins to follow Gabrielle around, and though at first she tries to shoo the dog away, eventually she begins to grow found of it, and keeps the dog close to her. Xena and Gabrielle simply call the dog Girl and she becomes very much a part of their family.
Girl following Gabrielle mirrors the beginnings of Xena and Gabrielle’s relationship, and as Gabrielle grows more fond of Girl, so does Xena and Gabrielle’s relationship grow.
It’s a great fic that I highly recommend to anyone else looking for some good femslash.