|Fame and Misfortune|
|Series: Tales from the Tuckerverse|
|Writer(s): FreezAntix, Zero, Tek|
|Date: Late February, 2009|
|Preceded By: Fashion Disaster|
|Followed By: Frozen Romance|
Fame and Misfortune is a Tales from the Tuckerverse stories with Kat Vaughn, Julie Vaughn and Mel Donavan as the primary protagonists. The story covers the changing relationship between Kat and Julie as well as the return of Diane King.
Derik Cooper, director of athletics for Malibu State College (MSC), is approached by Diane King, who is promised a job if she can deliver some of her old Lady Raptors players as transfers. The Raptors themselves are celebrating a victory over the MSC Lady Sharks when Deidre Howard and Olivia Daniels tried to crash the party, only to get shut down by Kat Vaughn and then frozen by Julie Vaughn and the Stillsville Camera. Kat berated Julie for being so callous before returning inside to meet up with Chris Picket. While Julie played with the frozen Sharks in the Park Veronica Parker and Mel Donavan were approached by Diane King at The Coffee Pot, enraging Mel. Mel met up with Julie and after playing with the Sharks some more they were unfrozen. The next day Kat left Chris's place after sleeping together and held a team meeting, everyone sick of Diane King's actions. A vote is cast to freeze her with the camera and Julie is for it while Kat isn't leading the two to argue before Kat realizes she needs to trust Julie more, has been acting more like a parent than a sister as of late. King is frozen and moved to Mel's apartment to act as a piece of furniture.
- Kat Vaughn starts dating Chris Picket.
- Diane King becomes a part of Mel Donavan's apartment.
- One of the originally suggested titles of the story was 'Return of the King.'
- The story was FreezAntix's idea and he wrote a great deal of it, Zero and Tek contributing when writer's block hit.