Operation Pitfall was a success. The Breach had been closed. There had been losses, but there had also been survivors. Like Chuck Hansen, who had been found in an escape pod, seriously and rather badly injured, but alive. His recovery opens Raleigh's eyes to something he hadn't known about the other pilot, that only a select few actually do.
He finds himself stunned and slightly awed, and very much drawn to the other man... even in the shape he is in.
And maybe, just maybe, he can get away with calling Chuck Hansen an adorable fuzz face in the future, too....
- Part 1 of Metatheria
It was an accident. Really. A complete and utter accident. That the accident resulted in Chuck being forced to Shift, well, who knew? Certainly not Dr. Newton Geiszler, who had no idea that distilled Kaiju Blue would do that to a Shifter when liberally doused in it. No one can explain how it happened. Just like no one can explain why Chuck is stuck and can't Shift back. Or if they can get him unstuck... Well, crap.
- Part 2 of Metatheria