I'll confess this straight up: this whole verse very nearly squicks me in about ten different ways. I'm usually not someone who's into unshakeable dominant/submissive roles, dub-con, this level of fantasy (self-lubricating arses, everyone), potential m-preg, heats, and bestial elements. I. just. My kink is vanilla-flavoured. When it comes to kink, I'm really not that kinky. I have comfort zones and the Omega!verse is very much out of all of them.
Naturally, I found myself wanting to see if I could make it work. Because this is my traitorous brain. "Hey, Loz, you've never done that before. Give it a go." "Thanks, brain. No, really. You and me? Copacetic."
I sort of very deliberately wrote Sam as Alpha first. Occasionally --- not always, but occasionally --- I like to be contrary just to be contrary. I'm not proud. (Maybe a little?) Almost literally everyone else in this fandom would have written this fic with Gene as Alpha. Even the other people like me who are fond of Sam topping. Gene is just such an Alpha. And I am not denying that, I'm really not, especially not in this fic. But that was my whole reasoning behind writing this fic, really. Asking that what if. I have no doubts I'm by no means the first person writing within these parameters specifically to play with and semi-subvert them. But, yeah, the whole point of writing with Sam as Alpha first was: a) Sam is also such an Alpha, and sue me, but I like when that gets recognised, because I really don't think it always does, and b) what would it be like to Omega-fi a character who should by all rights be an Alpha, in everyone's perception, including their own?
But, now, of course, because I have done the brave thing and played with perceptions, I kind of want to write possessive Alpha Gene (and, yeah, there would naturally be a little bit of 'this Omega role is not the best fit for Sam'.) Almost just so that I can say to myself I've done that now, I never need to do it again. There is something really appealing about Gene as unquestioningly dominant. Don't just take my word for it, read The Daily Mail from back in the day. At the moment all I have is this idea of Gene being all hilariously Cullenesque and stalking Sam, because apparently I never got over the idea of Stalker!Gene, despite 60,000+ words worth of Changes.
I do still have non-porn related Life on Mars fic ideas, as evidenced by other unwritten fics in this series of posts, but I get a terrible feeling it's the porn that'll get written first.
Reason for not having written: Time.