The Longest Birthday
Series: Manchester Chronicles
Writer(s): GreyScribbler
Link: Deviant Art
Date: Mid-July, 2008 to Mid-August, 2008
Preceded By: The Vancouver Trip
Followed By: The Hawaiian Trip

The Longest Birthday is the first story in the Manchester Chronicles, introducing Kieran Hawthorne and Heather Prescott.


In July of 2008 Joanne Gallagher is working outside of Manchester to destroy the Winterborne Armband. James Moncrieff, Catherine Moncrieff and their enforcers arrive but fail to stop Joanne from destroying the artifact. Joanne is then captured and taken away along with Bridget O'Dwyer. As the Moncrieffs leave the scene a car accident is noted to have occurred nearby.

A month later Kieran Hawthorne discovers time is frozen after waking up at home. Unsure of what's going on, Kieran slowly begins building a life for himself in his frozen world. Eventually, Kieran encounters Heather Prescott, who like him is not frozen, it revealed the pair were involved in the accident the previous month. After spending time together with the pair bond a bit, though they remain mistrustful, and eventually discover the site where Joanne destroyed the Winterborne Armband, right near where they had their accident. Later, after returning to town, the pair learn to both unfreeze time and freeze it again when holding hands. While Heather is excited by the possibilities their newfound ability brings them Kieran wants nothing to do with it, simply helping Heather clean up the mess they both made before going their separate ways. As the two part, however, Kieran does admit they should probably consider investigating what happened to them.

Meanwhile, in another part of Manchester, a mysterious woman is revealed to have also not been affected by time freezing, nor does she understand what was going on in the first place.


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