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She’s running a con in New York, working the heels and the little black dress to talk a man out of the prized piece of her art collection when The Rev finds her.

He sticks out. That’s never a good sign. In her line of work, you learn how to blend, how to adapt, how to run when the first two things go to hell as they so often do.

“Evi Crocker?”

He touches her arm and she tenses. That’s not her name today. Her mark looks wary, takes a step back. He’s going to bolt. Evi decides she hates this guy and his crappy timing.

“You’ve got the wrong person,” she demurs, laughing softly like strange men mistake her for Evi Crocker all the time.

The man leans in to whisper three words in her ear.

“It’s about Duke.”

At the sound of Duke’s name the mark and his absurdly expensive pottery are immediately forgotten.

“This had better be good,” she hisses.

I gakked this idea off [livejournal.com profile] mollivanders. Each song either corresponds with my personal head canon for Evi or with a moment from the show. Youtube vids under the cut.

Eartha Kitt- I Want to Be Evil

I wanna be evil, and cheat at jacks
I wanna be wicked, I wanna tell lies

There’s something playful and tongue-in-cheek about this song that reminds me of Evi. I see it as a young!Evi anthem when she was just starting out with the whole conning/smuggling business.

Regina Spektor- That Time

Hey, remember that time we decided to kiss anywhere except the mouth?
Hey, remember that time when my favorite colors were pink and green?
Hey, remember that month when I only ate boxes of tangerines?

Because there’s just enough slyness in this to make me think of Evi and Duke drunkenly getting married and then having non-stop sex and adventures until they both became exhausted by each other.

M.I.A.- Paper Planes

If you catch me at the border
I’ve got visas in my name.

This is my badass smuggler!Evi on her own anthem.

Dessa- Matches to Paper Dolls

if you're asking, I can't say no
just one more chapter,
our book won't close
and I know it's madness
to play these odds
it's like giving matches to paper,
to paper dolls

I think Evi’s life is so tangled up with Duke’s she can never really leave him completely. Their relationship walks a fine line between being destructive and healthy, and for me the lyrics to this one sum of Evi’s state of mind when The Rev found her to tell her about Duke’s special destiny, or whatever the kids are calling it these days.

Hugo- Different Lives

No easy out's, just easy in's.
No modern man is really free from sin.
I leave because you ask me where I've been.

There’s still so much mystery around Evi—where was she all this time? What has she been up to? She and Duke were apart for so long and I think there are things in their past that they’d rather not confide in one another.

The Kills- DNA

Love, love, love til you got enough,
Dance, dance, dance, if you got no love around you

I’m sorry, but this is my “Evi makes out with Duke even though he says it won’t mean anything” song. Epic scenes deserve epic songs.

She & Him- Thieves

What's in my pocket?
You never knew
You didn't know me well, so well
As I knew you

*weeps* You can probably guess what Evi moment this song reminds me of.

Date: 9/14/11 11:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perdiccas.livejournal.com
Okay I love this ficlet. This is totally my headcanon now for how Evi and the Rev met. ♥

Date: 9/14/11 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ozmissage.livejournal.com
Aww, thank you! I'm so glad you liked it. <333

Date: 9/14/11 11:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] entwashian.livejournal.com
Looooove that Eartha Kitt song. I think part of the playfulness comes from the silliness of the lyrics themselves (really? being "evil" is stepping on people's feet at the theater? XD), which the singer can make as naive or as sly as s/he wants.

Date: 9/21/11 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ozmissage.livejournal.com
Me too! It's very tongue-in-cheek. Eartha Kitt was such a cool lady. :D


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