Dear Lord, but there are a lot of people to thank for this one. First of all, the most wonderful Lavvyan
, who wrote the original Male Enhancement fic
(still a WIP--the link goes to the first entry). I thought the idea was a hell of a lot of fun, and as is my wont
, I got to thinking about what the ramifications of her plot idea would be in canon. I was also inspired by this comment
for Chapter Two of her story. And thus this remix was born. I want to thank Lavvyan for allowing me to write this in the first place, as well as for her endless enthusiasm and encouragement. I was really pleased I was able to send her the pre-beta version in time for her birthday. I hope she likes this one, too. :)
Then comes my writing buddy Springwoof, who very kindly beta'd this sucker and was very sympathetic to my ::coughwhiningcough:: occasionally mentioning that it was getting very long. She also helped me decide on how I was going to end the thing, for which I am even more grateful. The fics we've written together are The Body Holographic and Aegis, both of which can be found here.
Haggy was fantastically helpful with Scotpicking for me for Beckett, and for her medical advice (which I sadly couldn't use), and for her thoughts on plotting as well. Thank you, Haggy!
Last but never, ever least, is my sister Squeaky. She was a constant, enthusiastic goad in getting me to finish this thing, awesomely helpful with advice and medical information, and especially for coming up with ideas I would never have had on my own that made story far better, and for helping me make them work. She also did the second beta. You rock, Squeaks. Always. :D
The title comes from the song Sixteen Tons (scroll down for lyrics). It seemed appropriate.