Closer Than a Brother
Writing credits: BOC42
First released: At the Acorn Cafe from May 4 to 29, 2006
Title reference: Proverbs 18:24 - "A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother."
Part of series: Not yet. A sequel is being worked on, though.
Length: 30,358 words (the text only), 30,857 words (the complete work); 15 chapters
Rating: PG (for some violence and intense situations)
Being worked on in autumn 2005 already, Closer Than a Brother is one of 2006's most remarkable stories. One thing that makes it special is that it is told from Gadget's point of view.
A quarrel between Chip and Dale, caused by Gadget who has fallen asleep on Chip's shoulder after a movie marathon, is soon being displaced by a new case when an apparently British mouse named Jules Crissen demands the help of the Rescue Rangers. He introduces himself as the butler of the Russian actress Sophia Marskov (actually should be Marskova according to Russian grammatics) and tells the Rangers that an assassin is after her. But as soon as the Rangers start working on the case, they learn the hard way that hardly anything about it is the way it looks like.
The Rescue Rangers
The Ranger Wing
2006 Golden Acorn Awards: Best Use of a Recurring Series Character (Gadget), Best Original Villain (Jules Crissen), Best Original Female Character (Sophia Marskov), Best Romance, Best Drama (spoiler blanked)
Closer Than A Brother can be found on the Acorn Cafe, as well as the RRDatabase.