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Nancy becomes really good friends with Callie Shaw, and when Nancy and Ned’s first child is born, she asks Callie to be a godmother.

shelter (nancy/ned, pg-13, 4/?)

Title: shelter (4/?)
Author: ndnickerson
Universe: pre- and during Mystery Stories/Files, alternate canon
Pairing/Characters: Edith Nickerson/James Nickerson; Ned Nickerson/Nancy Drew
Word Count: 4900
Rating: PG-13
Summary/Prompt: Edith and James are heartbroken when told they will never have a child, but fate has other plans.
Spoilers: None.
Warnings: General adventure/peril. (This story also contains mild religious elements.)

chapter 4 at my writing journal
story to date at AO3

Tell me about what you’d write for a Scully x Mulder High School AU and Nancy x Ned Apocalypse fic!

Oh man. I’ve seen some great pic sets for a Mulder/Scully high school AU.

So after Samantha’s gone Mulder decides he wants to be an astronaut for a while and he applies to go to a private science and math academy because he’s insanely smart, and he’s a loner there which is hard to do, but he does his homework as fast as he can and spends the rest of his time on the Internet combing through forum postings and databases and trying to make sense of things that never can make sense, because as long as he’s thinking about that he’s not losing his mind thinking about Sam. Scully comes in his second year; she’s there on scholarship and she has a chip on her shoulder and she’s brilliant, on the front row in all her classes, but she couldn’t give less of a fuck when she’s outside class. Mulder kind of falls in love with her like the first time their eyes meet. And then he drops by his bio teacher’s office to ask something and Scully walks out and there are red spots on her knees and fire in her eyes and her mouth is wet and she’s daring him to say something, and he sees something when she looks at him, like she’s a little broken too.

The next night he finds her in the library—Mulder’s roommate put a sock on the door so he’s steering clear—and she’s wearing Chucks and her eyebrows are a solid line of disdain when she looks up at him, but he just shrugs. “You wanna break curfew?” he says, and wiggles his eyebrows, and she just snorts, and he shrugs and walks away. She finds him 45 min later huddled in a carrel with a Greek dictionary, a pile of sunflower hulls beside the book in clear defiance of the glaring librarian trying to shoo them all out.

"Yeah," she says, and twenty minutes later they’re climbing the stone wall in the darkness and she looks so alive, and he’s in love.

Nancy/Ned apocalypse - really hasn’t been overdone, which is neat!

It comes as a plague and there’s no coming back from it, and it’s not a question of whether, but when they’ll be exposed. Her father pulls all the strings he can and gets her a ticket on a plane going to an unpopulated area in the hopes she’ll make it out alive, but Ned’s with her and she screams in despair when she finds out that Ned has no ticket, he can’t come with her; she refuses to leave but Ned swears to her that he’ll follow her as soon as he can, but she can tell by the way he kisses her, the way he looks into her eyes and memorizes her face, that he thinks he’ll never see her again, not on this side.

She’s with a group and they take all the provisions they can, everything they can, knowing that if the mortality rate is too great, everything will be disrupted soon. They watch the news until there is no more news, until there’s only static, until the panic sets in: fifty percent mortality, sixty, sixty-five; people who seemed to recover experiencing another attack that killed them in less than a day. It was during that terrible time that Nancy tried to blame her lack of period on the stress and anxiety, but when the morning sickness came, she knew. And she had no way to tell her father or Ned. She read his last messages to her over and over. I love you forever. You are my only, for always, and I need you to live, I need you to be safe.

Once an older woman in their group sees what Nancy’s condition is, she organizes a trip to a pharmacy and they grab everything they can in the already-looted store they might need, but Nancy’s eight months pregnant when the lights begin to flicker, when the blackouts are longer. She doesn’t know where he is, if he’s alive or dead, if she’ll ever see him again.

The baby is born by candlelight at sunrise one morning, screaming and healthy, after almost a day of labor and terrible pain, but she has a daughter with Ned’s dark hair and her blue eyes on the day they learn that eighty-eight percent of the population is gone, and those who survive, for now anyway, seem to be immune. And Nancy names her daughter Cara, beloved, and cries until she has no more tears left at the thought that Ned might never see her.

Cara is two months old when the man arrives at their camp. He’s bearded and his eyes are haunted; he’s seeking family, a survivor, and Nancy goes to the evening meal with her baby, hoping she can provide any help at all.

And he looks into her eyes and they’re his eyes and he cries out when he sees her, he runs to her and she collapses into his arms, and it feels like her heart has finally started beating again.

"Ned," she whispers. "Oh, Ned… say hello your daughter."







What if we finally find out what Frank was going to say in LIE in the messages and it turns out to be something gay like “NANCY! I just wanted to tell you that I’ve always….admired your detective work.”



( First I’m going to mention that the previous post did have a tag of ‘jk I love everyone’ because context is everything. So before anyone starts with how I just keep “attacking” I’m only trying to make this issue abundantly clear. )

And here I thought I was doing a good thing by not giving in to my first instinct of having Frank pour his heart out and Nancy laugh hysterically in his face. I didn’t even tag it as anything Frank-related that people would be searching for. I started a new tag: ‘ugh Frank’.

Dear Francy shippers,

Feel free to blacklist ‘ugh Frank’ because I plan on using it a lot. I hate Frank in any context with Nancy. I can pick up a HB book and have no problem with him, but he and Joe both tend to come up short compared to Nancy in canon.

And it’s my right to post hateful things about an IMAGINARY CHARACTER. So I plan to keep on doing that. And no one has a right to call me or anyone else out on it—especially any blogs that make it painstakingly obvious in their title that it’s dedicated to Nedcy. It would be a different story if any of us were to be saying awful things directly to Francy shippers attacking them instead of just their ship. By all means, if that were the case I’d support and join you.

If it’s not enough for you that I’ve created a tag for you to blacklist, I’m sorry but that’s as far as I’m going. I enjoy the little ficlets I write to make up for any Francy content and I’m sure there are some others who appreciate it too.

I think Nedcy shippers should be encouraged to write fics in any way they can. FFN is just about 99% Francy. It’s at the point where I’m probably missing a few good Nedcy fics on there because it seems pointless to check when all there ever seems to be is Francy. 

So please don’t talk about this big injustice you all have because Francy isn’t canon. If you want to tit for tat, let’s see what we have…a frequently unfaithful Nancy, hm- nope, no series literally dedicated to our ship being together SORRY, AROUND EACH OTHER, and a severe deficit when it comes to fanfics & the such.

And so help me God, if ‘Francy shippers would never do this’ is going to become a big thing I will be a dog with a bone and start digging up every example of how wrong that really is. Nedcy posts are hijacked all the time by Francy shippers.

YES. :)



to the frank/nancy shipper who posted a positive review of my nancy/ned story:

thank you. i appreciate it. :)

to their suggestion that i write a frank/nancy story:

i am physically, psychologically, and spiritually unable to meet your request, but it’s adorable that you think i could.

hehehe send them a link to Rain on a Tin Roof ( I’m so evil. )

To be fair, I think you could write a Nancy/Frank story it just wouldn’t be positive and would obviously be Nancy/Ned overall.

OHHHHHHHHH that would be mean. ;)

and it’s true. i can’t write a nancy drew story without nancy/ned being endgame. (even if one of them dies, they end up together. BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS WITH SOULMATES.)

if i ever do it again, i think it’ll be this:

nancy and frank are together, happy, and she thinks he’s perfect for her, because they think the same way, they love the same things, and when she’s with him she feels like she’s operating at 150%

and then she meets ned—or, even better, frank meets him first and introduces him to nancy as a cool guy—and she denies the immediate attraction she feels for him because she and frank are happy and meant for each other and she likes when things are settled and she doesn’t have to think about them anymore, and frank understands her, and…

and she and frank have never thought about putting a name to what they are, they live together and work together and they have so much history and he’s just safe and familiar and he can almost finish her sentences for her

and then she and frank are on separate cases and she comes back to town before frank does and goes to a party they were both invited to attend

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to the frank/nancy shipper who posted a positive review of my nancy/ned story:

thank you. i appreciate it. :)

to their suggestion that i write a frank/nancy story:

i am physically, psychologically, and spiritually unable to meet your request, but it’s adorable that you think i could.

another girl’s paradise (nancy/ned, nc-17)

Title: another girl’s paradise
Author: ndnickerson
Universe: Nancy Drew, post-Files
Pairing/Characters: Nancy/Ned, Frank/Callie
Word Count: ~10,000
Rating: NC-17
Summary/Prompt: Written for celvanas’s (belated) birthday! Ned takes Nancy on what he hopes will be a romantic vacation—but, almost immediately, they run into her old friend Frank Hardy.
Spoilers: Vague for Files 24.
Warnings: Language, sex, drama.

part 1 at my writing journal
part 2 at my writing journal

entire story at AO3


In the months leading up to their wedding, Nancy and Ned find ways to playfully remind each other of how long until they’re married.

Nancy is away on a case four months before the wedding, but as she’s unpacking her suitcase she finds a carefully wrapped package, a four leaf clover charm meant for the charm bracelet Ned gave her years earlier. Along with the charm is a note wishing her luck on her case and expressing how lucky Ned feels to have her in his life.

Three months before the wedding, Ned returns to work from his lunch break and finds three cupcakes on his desk. On the first is an ‘I’, the second a heart, and the last an ‘U’.

Nancy borrows Ned’s phone during their rehearsal dinner and changes her contact name to Mrs. Nickerson. She texts him that night, telling him how she can’t wait the hours left until she’s Mrs. Nickerson for real.

On their wedding night, Ned tells Nancy that he’s almost going to miss their fun game, but he’s way more excited over the fact that now they can count something different. He hands her a necklace with an infinity pendant and tells her that’s how long they’ll have together.

I love this. :)

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Drumming Song || Florence + The Machine

This song always reminds me of Louder Than Sirens by littlemsmessy. (Which is a fucking incredible Nancy/Ned AU story.)