Birthday Blues
Series: Manchester Chronicles
Writer(s): GreyScribbler
Link: Deviant Art
Date: November 18, 2008
Preceded By: Clockwork Revenge
Followed By: Platinum Peril
Birthday Blues is the eleventh story in the Manchester Chronicles. Verity Knight celebrates her birthday while Kieran Hawthorne tries to get over a stressful day at work.


At Sutcliff & Raynott, Kieran Hawthorne and Alice Williams bicker about Albion Express and their current contracts with the city. After Alice leaves Kieran encounters Ziba Khoroushi once again while also being invited to join Heather Prescott at her place. It being Verity Knight's birthday, she wallows in self-pity while drunk, Larissa Penbrook her only companion. At Heather's Kieran helps her stop time so she can mess with her girlfriend Ashlynne Krueger as well as roommates Michelle Burgess and Rachel Williams, Kieran meanwhile getting some revenge on Alice, who turned out to be Rachel's sister. Larissa calls Kieran and invites him over, Heather then pushing him to go. The pair arrive to discover Ebo in the middle of kidnapping the drunk women, apparently on orders from Felicia Silvermane. Ebo is frozen in time and Kieran keeps her, Verity and Larissa none the wiser as Heather helps them wind down. Back at Heather's Ashlynne notices the missing time and assumes it was Type-7, then using hypnosis to help coerce Michelle into joining them for some erotic activities.


Stories - Timeline
Tucker's Wand A Gift from KronosGetting the GirlLast Minute PlansSisterly FunHaley's AuditionThree Days with MaggieMinding the StoreRebecca's RevengeMaggie and Haley PlayFashion Faux PasThe Vancouver TripThe Hawaiian TripFirst Day of ClassThe Calendar ContestA Day with HaleyMaggie's ClockThe SplitCurious FionaMatch MakerThe New Business VentureClockwork Revenge Part 3 • Day at the ParkTucker's NightmareOne Hell of a DayThe Big MoveGoing HollywoodFrozen RomanceOne Woman's LegacyThe Waking MomentHappy Birthday Tucker HolmesThe Number of LoveRing Around the WandJustice Doesn't MindFriendly Reunion
The Princess and The Clock Laws of Possession
The IT Files Hui's AssignmentColette's TestErika's MaidLucienne's PartyClockwork Revenge Part 1 • Jennifer's ArtPalmira's AddictionMiranda's HolidayIvan's ChristmasErika's FriendPalmira's LeadRyoshi's ExperimentErika's BloodlineCaesar's TourBarry's VengeanceMiranda's ResolveTasia's ReturnScott's BusinessIvan's ReunionScott's ParadiseRichard's DreamLucienne's AgencyKioni's JusticeLucienne's AdjustmentAnna's WorthLux's HuntTakahishi's ChoiceHui's NemesisTasia's RecoveryTasia's GiftDarcy's RoleErika's Reconnection
Spydoll Inc Destiny ApprovesTwin ReturnCrazy EagleFirst CaseCollaring the KittenReaping the RewardsMannequin Time
Tales from the Tuckerverse Scott's StoryErika's School DaysPapa was a Rolling StoneErika's OriginsAshley's InventionBefriending a WolfWelcome to StillsvilleLost and FoundSisterhood of the RingCrazy SundayLife Imitates ArtWax PoeticJust Another DayClockwork Revenge Part 2 • Getting SteamedWind and SandFashion DisasterFame and MisfortuneGetting EvenMother on HoldReturn to StillsvilleSecuring the ThroneFreezing Up the HouseFractured TimeInsurance PolicyThe Jackson FiveMother's DayAssuming ControlMirrored Life
Manchester Chronicles The Longest BirthdayUnderhanded DealingsI Want a New DrugMy Fair LadiesStone Cold PaybackShop til you StopHaving a BallAfter the BallThralled to Meet You
Maggie's Clock School DazeEnd of an EraParty TimeMaggie's PalaceThe ContestPromotional MaterialTime Out of Joint
Non-Canon Legend of the Golden AppleHappy AnniversaryTaking the TuckerverseThe Caribbean Caper