Nigel/BugAuthor on LJ: miriam_heddyAuthor Website: Miriam Heddy’s Little Corner of the UniverseWhy this must be read:
In the first couple of years of the show Bug was a bit closed off, and by “a bit” I mean “almost completely”. In the last couple of years of the show, they’ve loosened him up a bit, and while he’s still terribly socially inept in moments, he’s not as bad as he once was.
But sometimes, you want that old Bug back. And for that, you go to Miriam. Miriam Heddy’s been recced all over crack van because if you want true character voice and a good story, she can do it. And if you want smut. She can do it. And if you want early seasons Bug with his lack of people skills and his perma-scowl, and his deep, cuddly center, that almost no one ever saw, you go to Miriam. Because she gets him just right.
The story, at its core, has always struck me as a very realistic look at how Bug and Nigel might have ended up together back when they were less chummy and more utterly opposite.
Go. Read. Enjoy the emotional turmoil.Bringing out the Dead