ATF Universe / © 2003

Disclaimer: The following is a work of AU fan fiction based on the television series The Magnificent Seven. It is not intended to infringe upon the copyrights held by CBS, MGM, Trilogy Entertainment Group, The Mirisch Corp. or any others involved with that production. Please do not post this to any website without permission of the author. No profit will be made from the distribution of this story except, I hope, the satisfaction of a job well done. Feedback is welcome to

Rating: R for language and sexual situations.

Warnings: The plot of this story uses the subject matter of abortion clinic bombings in its background action. Please be advised that this is fiction and the narrative is not a debate of the issue.

Author’s Notes: Thanks to Mog for creating this sandbox and letting me play in it, as well as her help with my requests for scientific assistance. Thanks to Marla and Gloria for letting me bend their ears early on about my (obviously) favorite characters, as well as for their helpful, constructive insight. Many thanks to my "publisher," Nancy, for her patience and expertise.

Acknowledgements: From the "Let’s give credit where credit is due" department, I’d like to specifically mention the work that started it all, Mog’s "A Birthday in the Present," as well as Linda B’s "Who’s The Kid?" and Linda L’s "Trust," Ruby’s "Your True Family," Cass’s "God Gave Me You," Greenwoman’s "Denver" series, and May Robinson’s "He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother" (among her other incredible Buck and JD stories) as influences and references for materials used within. If this took longer than I wanted to while writing it, one reason is because I would stop and re-read their works for inspiration and enjoyment. Please check them out.

Cuervo created by Mog (the cat, not the drink, unfortunately), Diablo and design influences for Chris’s ranch created of Heather Flaherty.

I’d also like to thank the hosts of the many magnificent sites that contain character sketches, most helpfully Gloria Atwater’s Magnificent Trivia, Seven Deadly Men, both Magnificent Seven and 7 sites, individual character sites (Vin and JD specifically), Nancy’s Blackraptor descriptions (though we don’t agree on everything) and all the interesting participant responses to list queries that elucidated on the boys’ characters (so that just about covers anyone who’s every posted to a list!). And finally and most emphatically, The ATF Bible put together by Mog, Tidia, Ice Hunter, Tannersgirl, Antoinette, and other unnamed contributors.

Also by Jody Revenson:

The Magnificent Seven: (all ATF AU)

D C Universe:

Tales from the Lonesome Dove:

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