Maxine's Magic

Latest Update: May 30, 1999

NEW STORY ALERT! - Posted 8/21/98 - "Mostly There" - Details and a link to the story can be found near the end of this Index, in a collection called "From 'The Messenger' Through 'The Archangel Trilogy' & Beyond."  To go there directly, click HERE.

Hi! I'm Maxine Mayer and this is my page! One of my current obsessions is "Highlander the Series." Following the links below will take you to some of the "Highlander" fan fiction I've written, which I hope you'll enjoy!

There are nearly forty stories here (more to come, I hope) about Duncan and Methos' growing friendship and strong bond, ranging from the early ones that imply nothing more than profound caring, to the later ones that posit - well, yes - romantic love! Sigh! Each story will carry a rating to indicate the degree of sexuality and/or mature themes treated. They're grouped, with a little description of the general kind of story they are. Don't be surprised to find some stories are faithful to the storyline of the series, while others create an "alternative universe" in which things happen that contradict or change what we've seen on the small screen. I'm exploring with a great deal of joy!

You'll meet several new exciting original characters (don't take my word for it - dive in and read!) complete with my own mental "casting." But I always try to make certain that our series guys - Mac, Methos, Joe, Richie, Amanda, etc. - are prominent in my tales, so you don't need to love my original characters to enjoy what you read!

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Finally, I want to thank the writers, actors, producers and crew of "Highlander the Series" for the wonderful inspiration they've created! This series is full of meaning for me and I try to do justice to it, and express the love I feel for it, in my writing. Please take the time to e-mail me with your comments on my stories - I'd love to hear from you! Be kind!

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Author's Disclaimer Author's Disclaimer: The Highlander Universe (as well as everything in it) belongs to those who created it and those who own the rights.  No copyright infringement was/is intended, and no money changed hands. These stories belong to me alone.

WARNING:  Some of these stories contain material positing a m/m relationship, and some contain sexual material.   These stories are clearly marked, so if you are under the age of 18 or are offended by such things, do not follow the links to those stories.

~ ~ ~ EARLY DAYS ~ ~ ~

MacLeod and Methos' tested friendship - also introducing early incarnations of some original characters - here's the casting I promised - Quentin (Leonardo DiCaprio), Lamartin (Antonio Banderas) and Erasmus Minor (Lance Henriksen)....

 The Spaces Between My Worlds - PG13

Methos believes Mac is ready to "move up" from Green Boy to Old Immortal - he asks his friends, original characters Quentin and Lamartin, to help. With Joe, Amanda and Connor.

  A Quickening of Friends - PG13

After the Double Quickening, Mac and Methos are "bonded" in a special way - or are they? A determined Immortal intends to find out for sure! With Joe and Amanda and Erasmus Minor.

 Duncan's Methos - R

Mac's thoughts and feelings about Methos from their first meeting until after "Revelation 6:8." This is a short series of journal-like think-pieces.

  The Princes of the Universe   - R

After "Revelation 6:8" EVERYONE is after Methos' head. Can Mac, Joe, Amanda, Richie and lots of other friends save the Oldest Immortal? Nice interplay between Methos and Richie!


~ ~ ~ THE "OTHER" SOCIETY ~ ~ ~

Methos and Mac's involvement with the Old Ones in a secret, private Society - Methos and Mac acknowledge their love....

Precious Cargo - R

Does Methos belong to a secret Society? Mac thinks so! Another meeting with original characters Quentin and Lamartin and many secrets revealed.

Lovesick - R

Around the time of Kalas' threat we learn that Methos has been watching MacLeod for a long time. He's also known Amanda for a long time! Flashbacks with Amanda, Rebecca and Darius.

Nice Guys - R

The Double Quickening really throws Methos for a loop. Quentin, Lamartin and Mac go the distance to save the Oldest Immortal from living death and we learn more about Methos' not-so-distant past.

Adam Pierson's Dead - PG13 (Xover with "Beauty & the Beast the Series")

Methos believes Mac will never forgive his past crimes as a Horseman, so he decides to start a new life with the Tunnel Community under New York City and says goodbye to Joe. But empathic Vincent has another interpretation of Methos' future.

Showtime! - NC17

Methos returns to Seacouver and he's ready to face Mac and the future. A "first time" m/m story. (implied m/m relationship) (implied m/m sex)



Between Fifth and Sixth Seasons, I wracked my brain to figure out how Mac would defeat the Demon! In this universe, based on the series as shown - but with a twist - Methos goes hands-on and Mac is NOT alone....

Where Nobody Can See - R

Methos helps Mac defeat the Demon - at a price. With Joe, Amanda and Connor.

Luxembourg Gardens - R

The price seems too high to Methos and Amanda - and they decide NOT to pay it! With Joe and Anne Lindsey, an unwilling participant in dangerous schemes.

Initiating Auto-Destruct Sequence - Methos 1 - R

Again, Methos is unwilling to pay the price - as he promised when he helped Mac defeat the Demon. This is a story about the contemplation of suicide, so be warned. With original character Erasmus Minor.

The Death of Kings - R

Now, Methos is punished for betraying the promise he made to help Mac defeat the Demon. With Joe, original characters Quentin, Lamartin, Sergey (casting - Nicholas Lea - another HL role for him!) and Amanda.

The Call (X-rated) - NC17

Duncan is having disturbing dreams as he travels with Sergey - apart from Methos. When he realizes what the dreams mean, Mac asks the Oldest Immortal to join him - in more ways than one! Another "first time" m/m story. (GRAPHIC m/m sex)



Where Mac and Methos are more than friends....

The Over-The-Hill Gang - Adventures & Revelations - R

In a lighter vein, Mac and Methos join Quentin and Lamartin in a dangerous adventure, and once again Duncan is shocked when he learns more about his beloved friend. (implied m/m relationship) (implied m/m sex)

Seaside - R

A mood piece with Methos and Amanda, spanning most of the 20th Century. With Darius.

In The Mirror - (X-rated) NC17

One hot summer morning Methos works more of his magic to help Mac put Dark Quickening memories behind him. (GRAPHIC m/m sex)

A Fine Horseman - NC17

Methos sets Mac and Lamartin straight about his sexuality in this serious Post-"Revelation 6:8" story. (implied m/m relationship) (implied m/m sex)

Antonio - R

My only story told in Amanda's voice. Out dancing in Spanish Harlem she meets a very sexy Immortal and becomes a pawn in Methos' game to help Mac defeat the Demon and save an Immortal's life. With more than one special twist! With Joe. (implied m/m relationship) (implied m/f sex) (See also sequel "The Age of Chivalry")

The Age of Chivalry - R

Will Amanda survive her despair when Mac and Methos become lovers? We find out in this follow-up story to "Antonio." (implied m/m relationship) (implied m/m sex) (This is a sequel to "Antonio")

To Be One Flesh (X-rated) - NC17

Methos' unrealistic expectations could destroy his and Duncan's love. With Joe. (GRAPHIC m/m sex)



A potpourri of Mac and Methos love stories....

Sonata - NC17

A real "first time" m/m story, set in Paris after "Revelation 6:8." Very romantic. (implied m/m  relationship) (implied m/m sex)

Only Love (WARNING: Death of Major Character) - NC17

After "Archangel" the Oldest Immortal receives tangible proof of Duncan's love. So when Duncan asks Methos for the only gift he wants, how can Methos refuse? A very sad and reverent death story. With Joe. (implied m/m relationship) (implied m/m sex)

Rough Stuff - NC17

Erasmus Minor's wife dies and Methos joins him in Sweden to help the Old Immortal get past his grief. But why has Methos left Mac alone to fight the Demon? More about Methos' past. Another - very different - "take" on Methos' sexuality. (implied m/m relationship) (implied m/m sex)

A Bit of Wild Remains - R

Duncan MacLeod has stopped carrying his sword! Methos calls in a special Old Immortal this time - a surprise for everyone - to help him change Duncan's mind! In the process, we learn a lot more about Methos!



Two "tough love" stories and two "lighter" love stories - each set several years in the future.... Plus a bonus story set only two years in the future.... Lastly, a survival tale, set in 2084....

Missing You - R

Methos drops out of sight for more than ten years and nobody can find him - not even Mac, not even with Joe's help. When the Immortals catch up with each other again, will they be willing to face the truth about their love? Or will Mac's rage destroy the Oldest Immortal forever? (implied m/m relationship) (See also sequel "Men in Gray Flannel")

Men in Gray Flannel - R

After four years "pushing a pencil" Methos is bored out of his skull with his new life as a businessman - so he strays. Mac's reaction teaches Methos the truth about love. (implied m/m relationship) (This is a sequel to my story "Missing You")

Leonardo - R

Mac, Methos and Erasmus come to Quentin's aid one Winter when Quen sinks to new depths in the city of New York after losing Lamartin because of Methos' scheme (in my story "Antonio"). Action and Immortal love set fifteen or so years in the future. (implied m/m relationship) (For background, see also my story "Antonio") (See also sequel "Kisses")

Kisses - R

Mac, Methos and Amanda are invited to a New Year's Eve party - but first they've gotta make it through Christmas Eve! (implied m/m relationship) (implied m/m sex) (This is a sequel to my story "Leonardo")

The Ice Prince - NC17

Bonus Story! After only two years apart from each other - thanks to Methos' scheme (in "Antonio") - Quentin is miserable and Lamartin is suicidal! So Quentin devises a plot of his own to get Lamartin back. Flashbacks to Methos' past with Quentin and Lamartin. With Mac, Methos, Erasmus Minor, Joe, Richie and an original character, Nadia Rosenthal, a very special Watcher! (implied m/m relationship) (GRAPHIC m/m sex) (For background, see also my story "Antonio")

Love Never Fails - X  (WARNING: child abuse and extreme violence)

Separated for sixty years, Duncan and Methos meet again in 2084, after a World War in which civilization has collapsed and been reconstituted along very restrictive lines - particularly for Immortals and Pre-Immortals. Both men have done (and continue to do) terrible things to survive. But as the title indicates, love doesn't fail. (GRAPHIC m/m sex) (implied m/m sex between major characters and children)



Tough and tender explorations of Mac and Methos' difficult journey....

A Few Questions - R

Will friendship survive "Comes A Horseman," "Revelation 6:8" and "The Modern Prometheus" - or are there too many questions for Mac and Methos to answer?

Sweet Sorrow - R

Byron is dead and Methos mourns - in Quentin and Lamartin's chateau in Switzerland. But Lamartin's "take" on the poet's demise isn't what his friends expect. So Methos asks Mac to help save the Old Immortal. With Richie, Amanda and Joe.

Immortal Angel - PG13

Richie's dead but he's trapped all alone in a special in-between place until twenty years in the future when he finds out what "they" want him to do, so he can get into Heaven. With Mac, Methos, Joe, Darius, Tessa and Fitz. A sweet story about the Young Immortal Hunk! (implied m/m relationship)

The Minimalist - R

This is the first of my two "takes" on what might happen between Methos and Mac when - twenty years in the future - their best friend Joe Dawson dies. Only in this story, I copped out - Joe doesn't die! With Anne Lindsey. (implied m/m relationship) (implied m/m sex) (See also my other "take" in "The Together Rate")

The Together Rate (WARNING: Death of Major Character) - NC17

Joe Dawson's death twenty years in the future grieves Mac and Methos deeply. But it looks as if Methos will stand by Mac - until they get to Paris and Mac second-guesses his beloved friend. With Anne Lindsey. (implied m/m relationship) (implied m/m sex) (This is my second "take" on this subject - see also "The Minimalist" for a slightly different angle and Methos' better appreciation of Anne)

Dancing Through The Night (X-rated) - NC17

Events in Bordeaux trigger the worst in Methos. He sets out to avenge himself for what Mac did to him at the time of Mac's Dark Quickening. The Oldest Immortal is at his best - at least Mac thinks so - in this m/m explicit love story. (GRAPHIC m/m sex)

The Long Walk - R

Inspired by Maygra de Rhema's wonderful novella "Sheathing Fate," this story takes off from the theme of the "fall-out" from Methos' brush with Mortality. He's shared his Spirit with Mac - now Mac must live with it. With Joe. (implied m/m relationship) (implied m/m sex)

School for New Guys - PG13

Quentin sets Methos a task for their secret Society and Methos learns something about Immortals he did not want to know. Methos schemes with Mac to change the course of the Game by changing Quentin's mind. A lighter, less "angst-ridden" tale. With Joe. (implied m/m relationship) (implied m/m sex)



An in-depth look at Mac and Methos' friendship through Fifth Season into Sixth -
and what might become of their bond - after....

Truths - NC17

Mac searches for the truth about Methos - only to discover the truth about himself. A long hard angst-ridden exploration of several "Highlander" episodes. In the end, only Methos' wit and wits can save MacLeod. (implied m/m relationship) (implied m/m sex) (See also sequel "Going the Distance")

Going the Distance - R

Is it possible for two strong-willed - not to say, bull-headed - Immortals to find happiness as lovers, together, in one flat? Methos thinks not. Mac hopes so. Joe saves the day! (implied m/m relationship) (This is a sequel to my story "Truths")(See also sequel "Living the Dream")

Living the Dream - NC17 
Methos kept his promise to try to live with another person, as long as he and Mac were in Paris. Now they've returned to Seacouver and Methos can't seem to hold it together anymore. (This is a sequel to my story "Going the Distance") (implied m/m relationship) (implied m/m sex)

A Question of Speaking - R 
Inspired by (and "Prequel" to) Maygra de Rhema's piece, "A Question of Silence," which was in turn inspired by the Highlander episode, "Not To Be," this story explores Duncan's thoughts after the "victory celebration party."  Specifically, his considerations about his remarks to Methos.

Sore of Heart - R 
Mac and Methos return from a Long Walk (after "Not to Be") and begin a different sort of journey together. (implied m/m relationship)

Mostly There - R  NEW!!!
One possible answer to Joe's question to Methos in "Indiscretions" - "Where have you been?"  But the answer is revealed by an indiscreet Methos to MacLeod, not to Joe, after "Not to Be."


Sometimes when we look at our Boys from another angle we see things we never saw before.... More casting - Sloan Caldwell(Bruce Davison)

Matthew - NC17 

It's 1999. Meet two new original characters - Devlin O'Connor and Matthew Marcus - who are mighty reminiscent of two beloved Immortals - but things aren't always what they seem.... An experimental "what if" tale. What if the people we know and love as Methos and MacLeod achieved First Death now, in the 20th Century? What makes a person who and what he really is - nature, upbringing, experience? Are Immortals "just like us, only longer-lived?" or are they a different breed entirely? With Connor MacLeod, Rasmussen, Quentin and a new original character, Sloan Caldwell (implied m/m relationship) (implied m/m sex)


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