Runway is the battlefield, not the prize. Miranda Priestly, seductive manipulator and strategist versus Andrea Sachs, Nigel’s replacement and Anna Wintour’s ex-protégé. What, exactly, are they fighting for?
AU in that the story takes place three years after the movie which, incidentally, did not have Andrea in it but another second assistant who tossed the phone in Paris. Miranda is slightly younger (48), the twins are slightly younger, too (9) and she’s been divorced from Stephen for two years. Miranda got Nigel the EIC gig at Runway France. Before he leaves, he has one month to find and train his replacement...Andrea Sachs, recently from Vogue. Andrea is older (35), married to Nate who is a stay-at-home dad to their four year old daughter. I also took the liberty of ‘cherry picking’ scenes/dialogue from the movie for this fanfic disregarding chronology.
Usual disclaimer about nothing is mine, not making money, etc. applies.
This story takes place after Season One of the television series. It's a blend of canon and alternate characters, concentrating chiefly on Jessica's struggle to reconcile what she is with what the world wants her to be. While there are many story arcs to investigate, I've decided to go down the IGH one. Instead of a Kilgrave resurrection I will be introducing an alternate antihero and more 'gifted' characters.