the_water_clock: abstract painting (No. 61 (Rust and Blue) 1953)


The soundtrack for my story Keep Your Enemies Closer, an American Idol AU set in the New York club scene of the mid-90s, when a rapidly gentrifying East Village contained chain stores and after hours clubs, hungry young artists and heroin dealers. Kris/Adam with Ryan/Simon and David/Michael, NC-17, seven chapters and 47,000 words total. (Livejournal | Dreamwidth | Archive of Our Own)

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Cover by [personal profile] ali_wildgoose, who also provided technical assistance with the soundtrack.
the_water_clock: abstract painting (No. 61 (Rust and Blue) 1953)
Author: Clio
Title: Keep Your Enemies Closer, Chapter 7: Gaudy Night
Pairing: Adam Lambert/Kris Allen; established Ryan Seacrest/Simon Cowell
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Simon Cowell, manager of pop star hopefuls and owner of the hot downtown Club Idol, has been framed for a crime he didn't commit. Can new kid Kris Allen convince rival divas David Cook and Adam Lambert to work together to clear Simon's name? And what will happen when Simon asks Adam and Kris to "take care" of his boyfriend Ryan for him?
This chapter: Everyone puts on a show.
Chapter Length: 6200 words
Disclaimer: People sort of own themselves, don't they? Which means this is a work of fiction.
Notes: Keep Your Enemies Closer is an mystery AU set in the New York club scene of the mid-90s, when a rapidly gentrifying East Village contained chain stores and after hours clubs, hungry young artists and heroin dealers. As usual, there will be plenty of music to set the scene and bring you back to a time not long ago. Thank you to [personal profile] ali_wildgoose, who as usual went well beyond the call of beta-duty on this one, [personal profile] dreamerren, who encouraged me to keep going when I'd hit an impasse, and [personal profile] honestys_easy, who helped me give it that final polish. This chapter title from Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers. More notes at the end of the story, plus a bonus song!

The Unpleasantness at Club Idol | Whose Heroin? | Crowds of Witness | A Few Red Herrings | Have His Caretakers | Pushers Must Advertise

Glitzy Night )
the_water_clock: abstract painting (No. 61 (Rust and Blue) 1953)
Author: Clio
Title: Keep Your Enemies Closer, Chapter 6: Pushers Must Advertise
Pairing: Adam Lambert/Kris Allen; established Ryan Seacrest/Simon Cowell
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Simon Cowell, manager of pop star hopefuls and owner of the hot downtown Club Idol, has been framed for a crime he didn't commit. Can new kid Kris Allen convince rival divas David Cook and Adam Lambert to work together to clear Simon's name? And what will happen when Simon asks Adam and Kris to "take care" of his boyfriend Ryan for him?
Chapter Length: 7000 words
Disclaimer: People sort of own themselves, don't they? Which means this is a work of fiction.
Notes: Keep Your Enemies Closer is an mystery AU set in the New York club scene of the mid-90s, when a rapidly gentrifying East Village contained chain stores and after hours clubs, hungry young artists and heroin dealers. As usual, there will be plenty of music to set the scene and bring you back to a time not long ago. This story is entirely written, but being posted in chapters once per week.

Thank you to [personal profile] ali_wildgoose, who as usual went well beyond the call of beta-duty on this one, [personal profile] dreamerren, who encouraged me to keep going when I'd hit an impasse, and [personal profile] honestys_easy, who helped me give it that final polish. This chapter from Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers.

The Unpleasantness at Club Idol | Whose Heroin? | Crowds of Witness | A Few Red Herrings | Have His Caretakers

Pushers Must Advertise )
the_water_clock: abstract painting (No. 61 (Rust and Blue) 1953)
Author: Clio
Title: Keep Your Enemies Closer, Chapter 5: Have His Caretakers
Pairing: Adam Lambert/Kris Allen; established Ryan Seacrest/Simon Cowell
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Simon Cowell, manager of pop star hopefuls and owner of the hot downtown Club Idol, has been framed for a crime he didn't commit. Can new kid Kris Allen convince rival divas David Cook and Adam Lambert to work together to clear Simon's name? And what will happen when Simon asks Adam and Kris to "take care" of his boyfriend Ryan for him?
This chapter: Weekend at Ryan's. Adam makes an important discovery. Also, where is Anoop?
Chapter Length: 7000 words
Disclaimer: People sort of own themselves, don't they? Which means this is a work of fiction.
Notes: Keep Your Enemies Closer is an mystery AU set in the New York club scene of the mid-90s, when a rapidly gentrifying East Village contained chain stores and after hours clubs, hungry young artists and heroin dealers. As usual, there will be plenty of music to set the scene and bring you back to a time not long ago. Thank you to [personal profile] ali_wildgoose, who as usual went well beyond the call of beta-duty on this one, [personal profile] dreamerren, who encouraged me to keep going when I'd hit an impasse, and [personal profile] honestys_easy, who helped me give it that final polish. This chapter title from Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers.

The Unpleasantness at Club Idol | Whose Heroin? | Crowds of Witness | A Few Red Herrings

Have His Caretakers )
the_water_clock: abstract painting (No. 61 (Rust and Blue) 1953)
Author: Clio
Title: Keep Your Enemies Closer, Chapter 4: A Few Red Herrings
Pairing: American Idol: Adam Lambert/Kris Allen; established Ryan Seacrest/Simon Cowell
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Simon Cowell, manager of pop star hopefuls and owner of the hot downtown Club Idol, has been framed for a crime he didn't commit. Can new kid Kris Allen convince rival divas David Cook and Adam Lambert to work together to clear Simon's name? And what will happen when Simon asks Adam and Kris to "take care" of his boyfriend Ryan for him?
This chapter: Club kid detectives Adam and David have some more suspects to question. Then Simon asks Adam and Kris to take on a different kind of special assignment.
Chapter Length: 7400 words
Disclaimer: People sort of own themselves, don't they? Which means this is a work of fiction.
Notes: Keep Your Enemies Closer is an mystery AU set in the New York club scene of the mid-90s, when a rapidly gentrifying East Village contained chain stores and after hours clubs, hungry young artists and heroin dealers. As usual, there will be plenty of music to set the scene and bring you back to a time not long ago. This story is entirely written, but being posted in chapters once per week.

Thank you to [personal profile] ali_wildgoose, who as usual went well beyond the call of beta-duty on this one, [personal profile] dreamerren, who encouraged me to keep going when I'd hit an impasse, and [personal profile] honestys_easy, who helped me give it that final polish. This chapter from Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers.

The Unpleasantness at Club Idol | Whose Heroin? | Crowds of Witness

A Few Red Herrings )
the_water_clock: abstract painting (No. 61 (Rust and Blue) 1953)
Author: Clio
Title: Keep Your Enemies Closer, Chapter 3: Crowds of Witness
Pairing: American Idol: Adam Lambert/Kris Allen; established Ryan Seacrest/Simon Cowell
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Simon Cowell, manager of pop star hopefuls and owner of the hot downtown Club Idol, has been framed for a crime he didn't commit. Can new kid Kris Allen convince rival divas David Cook and Adam Lambert to work together to clear Simon's name? And what will happen when Simon asks Adam and Kris to "take care" of his boyfriend Ryan for him?
Chapter Length: 6500 words
Disclaimer: People sort of own themselves, don't they? Which means this is a work of fiction.
Notes: Keep Your Enemies Closer is an mystery AU set in the New York club scene of the mid-90s, when a rapidly gentrifying East Village contained chain stores and after hours clubs, hungry young artists and heroin dealers. As usual, there will be plenty of music to set the scene and bring you back to a time not long ago. Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] ali_wildgoose, who as usual went well beyond the call of beta-duty on this one, [livejournal.com profile] dreamerren, who encouraged me to keep going when I'd hit an impasse, and [livejournal.com profile] honestys_easy, who helped me give it that final polish. This chapter title from Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers.

The Unpleasantness at Club Idol | Whose Heroin?

Crowds of Witness )
the_water_clock: abstract painting (No. 61 (Rust and Blue) 1953)
Author: Clio
Title: Keep Your Enemies Closer, Chapter 2: Whose Heroin?
Pairing: American Idol: Adam Lambert/Kris Allen; established Ryan Seacrest/Simon Cowell
Rating: PG-13
Summary: This chapter: Adam and David start their investigation with drug lord Nigel Lythgoe, but it's Kris who discovers a big clue.
Chapter Length: 6900 words
Disclaimer: People sort of own themselves, don't they? Which means this is a work of fiction.
Notes: Keep Your Enemies Closer is an mystery AU set in the New York club scene of the mid-90s, when a rapidly gentrifying East Village contained chain stores and after hours clubs, hungry young artists and heroin dealers. As usual, there will be plenty of music to set the scene and bring you back to a time not long ago. Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] ali_wildgoose, who as usual went well beyond the call of beta-duty on this one, [livejournal.com profile] dreamerren, who encouraged me to keep going when I'd hit an impasse, and [livejournal.com profile] honestys_easy, who helped me give it that final polish. This chapter title from Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers.

The Unpleasantness at Club Idol

Whose Heroin? )
the_water_clock: abstract painting (No. 61 (Rust and Blue) 1953)
Author: Clio
Title: Keep Your Enemies Closer, Chapter 1: The Unpleasantness at Club Idol
Pairing: American Idol: Adam Lambert/Kris Allen; established Ryan Seacrest/Simon Cowell
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Simon Cowell, manager of pop star hopefuls and owner of the hot downtown Club Idol, has been framed for a crime he didn't commit. Can new kid Kris Allen convince rival divas David Cook and Adam Lambert to work together to clear Simon's name? And what will happen when Simon asks Adam and Kris to "take care" of his boyfriend Ryan for him?
Chapter Length: 5800 words
Disclaimer: People sort of own themselves, don't they? Which means this is a work of fiction.
Notes: Keep Your Enemies Closer is an mystery AU set in the New York club scene of the mid-90s, when a rapidly gentrifying East Village contained chain stores and after hours clubs, hungry young artists and heroin dealers. As usual, there will be plenty of music to set the scene and bring you back to a time not long ago. Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] ali_wildgoose, who as usual went well beyond the call of beta-duty on this one, [livejournal.com profile] dreamerren, who encouraged me to keep going when I'd hit an impasse, and [livejournal.com profile] honestys_easy, who helped me give it that final polish. All the chapter titles for this story are from Dorothy L. Sayers's Lord Peter Wimsey novels, some of my favorite mysteries ever, as well as being one of my favorite romances. This chapter title from The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club.

The Unpleasantness at Club Idol | Whose Heroin? | Crowds of Witness | A Few Red Herrings | Have His Caretakers | Pushers Must Advertise | Glitzy Night

The Unpleasantness at Club Idol )

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