Hi everyone, I've been getting back in to RS fanfic but I'm not much on the pairing of RS and Laura (I know, I'm probably in the minority on that!). I've searched high and low for fanfic that focuses more on RS and how the others dealt with his mystery and background...especially the early days. I guess it would be more AU since it would stray from the relationships established on the tv show.
Anyway, I thought members here may be familiar with RS fan fiction and my be able to point me in a direction.
You better post it to RSFic list - folks there might know what SteeleWatchers don't, though I doubt you'll get much luck. I can't remember such a story and don't think there are many - not only because most prefer the relationship stuff, but also because most fanfiction writers are not so good at creating new characters.
There are several "back story" fics out there - they tend to focus on Steele's life before he ever met Laura. But that doesn't sound like what you're looking for. If you are, I can point you in that direction.
Thanks for responding so quickly! I'm not really thinking of new characters...I'm happy with Murphy, Laura and the whole set up of the show. I guess I'm just looking for no romance between Remington and Laura. I thought there might be a writer or sub genre specializing in that.
Remington's life before must have been always on the move/on the run and it must have been quite lonely. He was a criminal and he was good at what he did. I like the idea of the other characters coming to realize this....especially Murphy. Also, it must have been hard for Remington to turn off those criminal instincts. I know in the show he does this for Laura but I think it would be interesting to explore if he didn't have that incentive.
Sorry for going on so much but I'm sure you all will understand =). And thanks for the help!
You could always try your hand at writing one of your own. That's how I got into vidding. I wanted to see a particular RS vid, but I didn't know anyone who could make one for me, so I did it myself. I actually found I liked it. Perhaps the same might happen for you.
Hmm, it's been awhile since I've read and rec'ed RS Fan Fic
Xenon who's one of the best fic writers did mostly Steele centered stories. There is some romance or hints of romance in most of them but it's not the center story except for I think one because all are based in the first season except the last one or two
When the cat was away, the mice were supposed to play. It was tradition. More than tradition - it was immortalised in rhyme. That gave it a status far above a mere saying, and elevated it to little less than a law. And so, with Laura Holt away at a private investigators' convention in Denver, Remington Steele was quite determined that he was going to play. The problem was, he couldn't seem to think of anything to do. Not anything that really seemed worth the effort, anyway; that really seemed to earn for itself the splendid, wonderful, glorious title of true play - of true irresponsibility.
I know there's a couple of stories out there with mostly Steele and Murphy though the rivalry about Laura is still there simmering.
I think there's always going to be a bit of something with the romance with Laura in the background if she's part of the story since it's cannon but there are some writers who stress the mystery or adventure more than the romance, and first season stories or stories dealing Steele's relationships with Daniel or Felicia are often less Steele-Laura romance centered.
A great first season fic that is predominately Steele centered is
Thanks so much for the recommendations! I'm reading the stories on the first link and they were exactly what I was thinking of. I've read the first two so far and couldn't ask for better writing and it's like the writer read my mind about the types of stories I was searching for. Thanks again and if you come across any others please let me know. Have a wonderful day!