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Michael Jackson has been pronounced dead. His family, friends, and fans are all in mourning. No one knows the truth. The King of Pop is very much alive, but he is being held prisoner by a mysterious individual who claims he is the only one who can save him.


Michael Jackson's six children struggle with their grief. While Prince, Paris, and Blanket are thrust into the public eye, Jackson's three eldest sons, Tobias, Arthur, and Donovan, are drifting apart. Tobias just wants to move on, but Arthur feels trapped. And Donovan doesn't seem to care at all.

Rated: T
Categories: This Is It: 2006-2009, Angst, Drama, Family, Hurt/Comfort, Humor, Mystery, Romance, Sci Fi, Suspense, Thriller, Trigger Warning! Characters: Lisa Marie Presley, Michael, Original Girl
General Warnings: Mild Violence, Some Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Strong Language
Trigger Warnings: Alcohol Abuse, Attempted Suicide, Child Abuse, Death, Domestic Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Kidnapping, Neglect, Physical Abuse, Racism
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Completed: No
Word count: 20763 Read: 7800
Published: Oct 07, 2016 Updated: Jan 25, 2017
Story Notes:

A/N: I’m using this fanfic as a way of practicing my writing and trying out new techniques. Expect infrequent updates. I will make many references to movies, books, and music; this is always deliberate. Whether you’ve heard of it or not, I recommend looking up the things I mention to gain a better understanding of the themes in this story.

1. Dramatis Personae by Miri Fern [Reviews - 0] (788 words)

This is a list of all the characters featured in the story. It is here for reference only and can be skipped.

2. Prologue by Miri Fern [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (645 words)

3. Part I, Lazarus; Chapter 1: Funeral For A King by Miri Fern [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstar (2500 words)

4. Part I, Lazarus; Chapter 2: Bite the Bullet by Miri Fern [Reviews - 1] (2250 words)

5. Part I, Lazarus; Chapter 3: Blood Is Thicker Than Water by Miri Fern [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (2861 words)

6. Interlude: Tears In Rain by Miri Fern [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (754 words)

7. Part II, Phoenix; Chapter 1: Hollywood Tonight by Miri Fern [Reviews - 1] (2773 words)

8. Part II, Phoenix; Chapter 2: The Sensualist by Miri Fern [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2834 words)

9. Part II, Phoenix; Chapter 3: Phoenix Rising by Miri Fern [Reviews - 1] (3326 words)

10. Interlude II: "I Know It's Over" by Miri Fern [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2032 words)

I know it's over, still I cling
I don't know where else I can go
Over and over and over and over

Over and over

I know it's over
And it never really began
But in my heart it was so real