By sunspot, aka: unavoidedcrisis.
Collaborative artwork by hollymarchosias.
Beta'd by cherie_morte and sigrundora.
Relationships & Characters: Sophie/Parker, past Sophie/Nate, Hardison, Sterling, Eliot, Nate, Tara
Word Count: 12,400
Warnings/Content Notes: mild implied violence
Author's Notes: Written for au_bigbang '12. I had a great time with my artist, hollymarchosias, so thanks a million :) Huge thanks to the mods for a good round and to Chat for their support and motivation. This is my first attempt at anything remotely steampunk/sweepingly world building.
Stripped of name and rank, the former Queen Sophie takes up with a band of brigands and miscreant thieves aboard an airship, The Tumbler's Fall. Captained by a strange young girl and crewed by the oddest assortment of people Sophie could imagine, the plan is to ship out for lands unknown and treasures undreamed of. Things aboard The Tumbler's Fall don't always go according to plan, it turns out...