Title: On an island in the sun. Author: Zenzao. Rating: M. Genre: Adventure/Fantasy. Status: Oneshot. Fandom: Dresden Files. Pairings: Loose Maeve/Dresden. Summary:Challenge: Winter Knight!Dresden and Maeve in an AU post-Cold Days go on a mission of some sort somewhere tropical. Answer: Three days after putting a stop to Maeve and Lily's plan at Demonreach, and Harry Dresden is still consumed with guilt and inner turmoil over killing yet another Summer Lady. His day does not get any better when Maeve literally drops into his lap, stripped clean of the influence of Nemesis - and of any clothing, either. Sent by Mab to escort and defend Harry as they enter the Hawaiian islands on a mystery mission, one within Summer's more difficult territories at that, they will have to work together to stay alive and make it to the end. I consider this one of my better oneshot's and alternate universes for the Dresden Files, between a decently conveyed Maeve and Harry and their gradually developing relationship from start to finish, and the fight scene with the genius loci toward the end with the bit of lead-up with the intermediary enemies before that. Keeping in mind what Yak said in the dWBA, I've opted to leave the transition of arrive at Hawaii, encounter base fae, run from intermediary fae, encounter end boss. If anyone else feels it needs to be expanded on I'm more than welcome to give that area a third glance. As the author I won't vote on the thread. And, yes, I know of the stigma with doing this. Have at it.