- A schoolgirl who stalks the city streets, trying to destroy a deadly evil whilst hiding under a lilac cover...
- Her daughter, who lies awake at night pondering her fate as she sees a bizarre shadow following her everywhere...
- And a child-girl, the daughter of two people who were never supposed to meet, who witnesses all the carnage with a strangely-calm disposition...
This story provides examples of:
- Crapsack World: Suggested by Allura's comments in "Reasons", although the area was in fact mostly evacuated.
- Curse Cut Short: Done many a time with Chrissie, thanks to Allura.
- Everyone Is Gay: Averted with Allura. While straight, it's implied that she's had more than a few unwanted experiences.
- Has Two Mommies: Nadimia's parents are a pair of girls. Said parents are eventually encountered late in the story, as part of the Boss' overall plan.
- Incest Is Relative: Chrissie's all for it, but the idea repulses Allura.Allura: Saying "Hey, mom, nice ass!" is not a positive compliment.
Chrissie: Aaand...what's wrong with telling you that you have a squishy butt?
Allura: The fact that it's sickening, disturbing, and otherwise just wrong. (sighs) But, then again, I'm talking to a girl that I can't even spank anymore if she misbehaves because she loves masochism!
- Medium Awareness: Chrissie.Chrissie: Mother, I know my attitude has changed considerably since we first left this planet, but....it's a part of me. It's part of who I am-
Allura: The way you are now...it wasn't supposed to be a part of you...
Chrissie: But if I left that behind, I would be a much flatter cha--person than I am now.
- Noodle Incident: Allura doesn't want Chrissie to talk about what happened at Machu Piccu (not Machu Picchu).
- Only Sane Girl: Nadimia, since Allura's gone a bit off due to Chrissie (who is almost-entirely off-kilter).
- Parallel Porn Titles: "Home" originally had Chrissie looking through TV listings and reading off four titles, two of which paralleled stories the author had previously written. The author had published one (The First Story), but the other (The Twelve Dimensions, which sets up a sizable chunk of Allura and Chrissie's backstory) never saw release — and, indeed, a majority of it was never written.
- Really 700 Years Old: Allura and Chrissie.
- The Reveal: Toward the end of the story, Allura manages to sneak up behind the Boss and stabs him in the back repeatedly, to which he doesn't even flinch. Allura spins him around, only to discover he was an Auton all along...after which she gets injected with a human-size syringe that had been inside it, leading to an even bigger reveal (see "Wham Line", below).
- Shout-Out: A few things.
- Wham Line:Susan Wise: I never die, for I am the Poison.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Allura's hair is lilac when she first appears, although this isn't her natural color.