Title: From Theory to Application
A/N: So I first fell in love with Rob Thurman's books when I met Cal and Niko in the book Nightlife. With her latest offering of Chimera, I fell just as hard for Michael and Stefan. Hence this fic. So much thanks goes to sendintheklowns , who is wholly to blame for this obsession as she actually bought me the book and then proceeded to egg me on while I got all giddy about Michael and Stefan. Also thanks to geminigrl11 for the beta.
A/N 2: This reads as a missing scene from the end of the book, picking up from the showdown on the beach.
Disclaimer: These characters belong wholly to Rob Thurman.
Summary: Stefan had nothing left. He had given all he had to save Michael, to keep himself. He had not been wholly successful, but his fight was over. For better or worse, he had played every card he had and now he just had to hope it was enough.
( The thing about adrenaline was that it only took him so far. )