Oct. 4th, 2016

fluffybun: determined Pikachu (determined)
Dear Yuletide Writer,

Hello! I'm really happy that we've matched on any of my fandoms + characters, because I would love to see more fanworks for any of them :) This exchange is always one of the best events of the year for me and I'm glad to be a part of it again this year. 

First of all, I apologize for the length of this letter - feel free to skip whatever doesn't interest you! My prompts are a mix of phrases and possible plots in line with the theme of this exchange - feel free to ignore/mix/choose what appeals to you in any combination (or just one) or ignore all if you have your own ideas :) Feel free also to check out my previous letters for other exchanges on DW and LJ and use prompts from there :)

General Likes:
  • humor, gen, romance, exploring sides of a character that haven't been dwelled on before, and slice-of-life things :)
  • lot of tropes including against all odds, all the firsts (of a relationship or a friendship), arranged marriages that work out, coming of age, competence, drunken confessions, earn your happy endings, embracing imperfections, finding home, happy endings, holiday fics, love letters, maybe ever afters, pretend couples become real, secret identities, soul bonding (or soulmates of any kind/type, strong friendships, unexpected love, unrequited pining that is eventually requited, and UST that eventually gets resolved. 
  • AUs (ex. Victorian, modern, crossover/fusion AUs (with any of the fandoms listed below, any fandom I've written for, or can ask the mods if you want ^^), detective AUs, different era AUs, fairytale AUs, mafia AU, medical AUs) :) I also like canon divergent AUs :)
  • missing scenes, pre-canon, and post-canon stories :)
  • '5 Things' Stories, epistolary, different methods of telling a story (letters, emails, diaries, text messages), interactive fiction :)

Examples of H/C tropes I love: accepting injury to protect someone else, amnesia, atonement, illnesses, comfort food/item, cuddling, disappearing, falls from grace, forced to face fear, hospital stays, hugs, learning to be loved, mistaken identity, being on the run, sacrifices, scars, taking care of someone, trapped together, trust issues

General Dislikes:
  • explicit underage sex (please age up any underage character)
  • bad medicine/science (unless related to canon or plot point)
  • rape/non-con unless needed for plot (and please not explicit)
  • incest
  • scat, bodily fluid play
  • graphic violence (human, animal)
  • genderswap AU, A/B/O, sex worker AUs/characters getting STDs, mpreg
  • bestiality
  • character death (of my requested characters)
  • breaking up any of my preferred ships (unless otherwise mentioned in prompts)

I would love to receive anything for any of my requested fandoms and characters - there are just more prompts for some of them because I had more ideas for some of them. :) My fandoms are ordered alphabetically and not in any order of preference :) I've consumed all my requested fandoms (everything available in English) so feel free to use any detail from each (and particularly for Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, I plan to keep myself updated with chapters that will come out between now and Yuletide). 

Amnesia (Game & Anime)
Heroine, Orion
I have finished Amnesia: Memories. Some prompts I've given have been somewhat addressed in untranslated game sequels; feel free to use details from there or have your own take on them! I have also watched the anime as well, if that is your preferred medium of choice! I don't have a preferred name for the Heroine, feel free to give her any name you wish!
Amnesia is a video game series (an otome game which has had sequels and has been adapted into an anime) where you play as a girl who loses her memories because a spirit named Orion collided with her mind. Based on the choices one makes, you then find out what her relationship is to guys she apparently know (whether as friend, boyfriend, etc.) and try to regain her memories while avoiding the numerous bad ends available. The original game was translated in English and is available on PC/PS Vita/iOS/Android.
One of the reasons I loved Amnesia was the relationship the main character had with Orion and how it evolved from confusion ('bug-shaped thing') to a wonderful companionship which was seen in all the routes. The first time Orion said he had to leave, I honestly almost cried. ORIONNNN. And especially in Toma's/Ukyo's routes, I really felt how much Orion cared for the Heroine and how much she did care for him, especially at the end. (I feel that their relationship is actually the strongest in the series.)
Post-canon, how would Heroine and Orion meet again properly? (Would they realize that they've spent time together sharing one mind?) Does Orion help Heroine with any problems with her chosen lover (maybe gift-buying/planning a surprise)? Does Heroine show/teach Orion things in real life? What kinds of misadventures could they encounter together with both of them human (maybe investigating Waka's past or possibly spying on Ikki and Kent doing their math challenges)? (Do they play fighting/rpg games whenever they can?) How would an Orion romance route go (would he suddenly grow up by magical means and then steal her away from all the guys or maybe an offshoot of other routes)? Is there a soul link that remains from their experiences together or any lasting repercussions/long term effects (and how will they deal with it)?
AUs are very welcome - in what other circumstances could these two meet (and what kind of special bond would they have)? Branching off from bad endings of certain routes, maybe Orion finds a way to help her? (For example, Toma's bad route endings.) Or maybe mid game in certain routes?
I ship the heroine with Kent, Ikki, Shin, Ukyo, Waka, and Orion. 
Code: Realize
Arsène Lupin, Cardia Beckford
I've played the entire game and am awaiting the fandisk localization that's promised to come out next year and the anime. Feel free to use promotional material that's been released for the fandisk!
Code: Realize is about Cardia (an sheltered young girl who has poison in her and thus cannot touch anything without it disintegrating) who is found by Lupin who 'steals her away'. They make a promise: for her Horologium, which he needs, he'll then help her to experience the feeling of touching someone (by finding a way to cure her poison). They also have the common goal of finding her missing father, Isaac Beckford. Cardia, has been told not to fall in love by her father 'because she is a monster' but in the course of the game falls in love (with one of the many eligible bachelors that she grows to know well). 

Lupin is essentially the true route of Code: Realize (because of all the revelations and because this is the only route that really resolves Cardia's poison) and their relationship is present even in all other routes. Cardia mentions in certain routes that Lupin 'saved her' by stealing her away (and opening her mind to the world that she'd avoided because she was scared of hurting people with her poison) and Lupin, in all routes, takes happiness in doing so and watching her gain emotions and fall in love with whoever she chooses. There is a wistfulness in his voice in certain routes when he talks about her loving someone else and in one route, when he sees she's hurt because the one she loves has hurt her he tells her that if there's any danger to her he'll take her away and keep her safe. In his own route he understands her so well to know where she goes when she runs off to protect them and comes to save her when she's kidnapped as well. Along with the dramatic moments, there are a lot of silly moments between them which I also love. 
Missing scenes during the Cardia training chapter 'A Girl's Education' or anywhere else during the game! Post-canon scenes of their life together! (Going on adventures together, Lupin teaching Cardia more things about being a great thief or things not related to thievery, etc. Cardia possibly assisting Lupin in a heist?) Seeing them years down the road. Visiting one of their friends? Cardia helping Lupin to outwit Sholmes? Writing letters to each other when separated? Training Sisi together? Adopting children together (and Cardia possibly trying to stop Lupin from making them all thieves)? Traveling the world together? Planning surprises for each other? Lupin teasing Cardia and her finding a way to tease him back? (Potentially with suggestions from friends/Sholmes?)
AUs are welcome. In what other circumstances could they have met? What if Lupin had taken Cardia away during the Saint-Germain route? Or specifically, post-Normal ends of the other routes, could something bloom between them after those? (For example, during Van's Normal end route, perhaps Lupin helps Cardia adjust to her role as a diplomat? Or with Saint-Germain's route, perhaps he finds her in her new role and stops her?) Fairytale AUs?
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Nozaki Umetarou, Sakura Chiyo
I've watched the entire anime (with the extras) and am reading the manga. As stated above, I plan to keep reading the manga as chapters are made available in English, so feel free to use elements/knowledge from chapters that come out between now and Yuletide!
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is a slice-of-life manga about a male high school student (Nozaki) who asks his classmate to help him with it after she accidentally says "I'm your fan" instead of actually confessing her like for him. Subsequent chapters revolve around Nozaki's depicting love even not having any practical experience and the ensemble cast he draws inspiration from.
Sakura and Nozaki's relationship has grown so much from their first meeting! For all that Nozaki is oblivious to love, he is direct with the fact that Sakura is important to him. Still, his words does bring much confusion which is part of the charm of this manga. Only Nozaki could pull out so many lines like 'would you like to come over' and it all becomes manga related in the end :) As Sakura gets to know Nozaki more she finds more things to love about him (although it doesn't stop her from trying to guide him when he's going down the totally wrong path of his assumptions). Their relationship of supporting each other in Nozaki's quest to give Mamiko and Suzuki love (and proper beta) is wonderful.
How would they finally, finally get together? (And does it involve his manga in any way? Maybe he then starts pulling moves he's drawn for his manga and Sakura doesn't understand because she thinks it's 'research'.) Will Nozaki ever remember how they first met (and Sakura's unintended inspiring of Mamiko's hairstyle)? Does Sakura ever wear the sailor uniform for Nozaki? (Or anything he asks her to 'for research'?) How would these two get together? (And will it involve manga?) Does Nozaki ever remember what really happened on the first day of school (and how they met) and what would happen if he did? What kind of dates do they go on? What if they worked on another manga together? (A one-shot, maybe? Another series running concurrently?) What if someone else finally told Nozaki about Sakura's feelings? (Or an offshoot - a deeper thinking of his relationship with Sakura and what this could lead to?) What if Nozaki decides to help Sakura with a project she has as repayment? (For example, maybe Sakura writes a novel and he gives insight?) Playing an otome game or galge together? Christmas not-date dates? School festival/athletics day/other school event shenanigans? A successful love confession for Sakura (or all the hilarious ways she could fail)? More investigations of common shoujo manga scenarios that aren't feasible in real life?
AUs are welcome - in any other circumstances, how would these two have met (and hopefully fall for each other)? What if Nozaki had been the first one to approach Sakura instead of what happened in canon because of her skills in art? Fairytale AUs?
Gyakuten Yoshiwara: Ohgiya | The Men of Yoshiwara: Ohgiya (game)
Musashi, Somei Kiyoha
I've played the entire game and the game before (The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya) on PC. (Both are available on Steam.) I prefer using the default name for the protagonist (Somei Kiyoha).
The Gyakuten Yoshiwara series is set in an island where all females go to the pleasure district Yoshiwara when they come of age and get pregnant from encounters with the courtesans there. All males who are born on the island are by law brought into the pleasure district and raised there to become courtesans. While the first series has a protagonist who is basically new to love and continues going out of curiosity/interest, the protagonist in the second series (Kiyoha) goes to the pleasure district because she's tasked by her mother to produce an heir to protect the prestigious Somei family name. As with most otome games, there are a variety of men all with their own backstories to choose from. Musashi is the bodyguard of Kiyoha who was born in the mainland and serves the Somei family and Kiyoha in particular ever since she was a young girl and in the course of the game supports her in choosing a man from Yoshiwara. (He is not eligible for her in the game, sadly.)
While I'm fond of many of the routes in this series, the strongest relationship I've found would be Musashi and Kiyoha's. What we do know of it are: 1) He came to the island as a young boy from the mainland 2) has sworn his life to protect and support Kiyoha, no matter what she chooses to do (and who she chooses to love), regardless of his personal feelings. It's never stated outright that he loves her (and it's forbidden, since it will go against the customs of the island), but there are many moments in the series where it's implied. There's actually one route where Kiyoha actually asks why she can't marry him instead of finding a man in the pleasure district to give her a child but he gently says that it would destroy the Somei name and that he's only regarded as a bodyguard and nothing else. Regardless of his feelings about her, he does give her advice about dealing with courtesans and her other problems. Kiyoha herself trusts Musashi with all her heart and it's shown in certain routes especially how much she takes comfort from his support and presence.There is a powerful moment in one route where, after being hurt by the man she's fallen for, she holes up in her room and Musashi tries to comfort her and she asks to hold his hand. He does, and she takes comfort in it to push on. 
How would a Musashi route have gone? (Whether as an offshoot of certain routes or as its own entirely?) Moments when both of them were younger? (Expansion of what little we know of that time? We know from a certain route that they used to hold hands when she was much younger for comfort.) What if Kiyoha had not agreed to go to Yoshiwara in the first place and wanted to have a child with Musashi instead to secure the family succession? Or had gone to Yoshiwara and decided that in the end, Musashi was the best option? (By any circumstance.) 
In certain routes, it's implied that Musashi loved Kiyoha but never outright said anything - what if he had? (Specifically in Gakuto and Asagiri's routes, for example. What if, when Kiyoha released Musashi from her service in Gakuto's route he took that opportunity to tell her the truth of his feelings? Or seeing Kiyoha so devastated after Asagiri's frank words mid-route, he decided he didn't want to see her so pained thanks to Yoshiwara?) 
What if Kiyoha and her mother had agreed to focus on the business first instead of going to Yoshiwara? In what circumstances could Musashi confess his feelings to Kiyoha? (Especially since it's mentioned that not following the custom of the Island in getting children would destroy the Somei name.) Could his being from the mainland be a way for this somehow instead of a hindrance?
I don't mind seeing any other characters appear as well, I'm fond of them all. 
Saitou Hajime, Yukimura Chizuru
I have watched the anime (2 seasons + OAV) and played the game on iOS, PS3, and 3DS. I've been eagerly awaiting any announcement of the localization of the remake (being released currently in Japan)
Hakuouki is an otome game that has been adapted into an anime and has many sequels about a young girl (Chizuru) who goes to Kyoto to look for her missing father and runs into the Shinsengumi (who are also looking for her father). She ends up pretending to be male while staying with the Shinsengumi and doing chores for them; she subsequently falls in love with one of the Shinsengumi while staying with them (or perhaps in one route falls for someone not in the Shinsengumi at all).
Of all the possible relationships in Hakuouki, I'm very fond of Saitou/Chizuru because of the implied quiet support they give each other. While the route is considered less 'romantic' than many of the other routes, I still love it. Saitou is a stoic man who is unused to thinking about love, but he is determined to protect Chizuru first because of duty (as a member of the Shinsengumi) then because of his feelings. Chizuru, on the other hand, believes in Saitou even when his loyalty is in question and wants to support him any way she can, staying with him even when he asks her to leave him. They're also very endearingly cute together, since they're both shy and Saitou especially is very awkward when it comes to his feelings.
Missing moments during the game/epilogue? (Maybe going undercover together to aid the Shinsengumi?) Living life after the war together? All the first times~ What if Saitou had spent more time during his time in the Shinsengumi evaluating Chizuru's sword skills (and possibly giving her lessons, maybe of his own volition or from Hijikata's orders)? Raising a child together and adapting to the new Meiji era. Offshoots of other routes - what if, for example, post bad ends of Okita/Hijikata, Saitou travels from Aizu to look for Chizuru? Meeting up with other Shinsengumi survivors post-war? Adopting animals? Taking care of each other when ill? Surprising each other? Chizuru finding ways to tease Saitou? In the circumstances that Chizuru would have to acknowledge her demon heritage and perhaps try to help the remaining demons acclimate to humans more (especially with the end of Saitou's route and what happens to Kazama), how could Saitou help?
AUs are welcome - in any other circumstances, how would these two have met and fallen in love? (For example, meeting much earlier when Chizuru was still living with her father in Edo and Saitou was visiting Shieikan?)
Yandere Kanojo
Shiratori Tsubasa, Yoshimoto Hijiri
I've finished reading both versions of the manga, which are available online.
Yandere Kanojo is a slice of life manga about the delinquent Ryuuzaki Reina and her boyfriend, honor student Tanaka Manabu and their friends Shiratori Tsubasa and Yoshimoto Hijiri. Alternating between comedy and drama (more on the latter part), this manga showcases an ensemble of memorable characters and frequently smashes the fourth wall.  Compared to Reina and Tanaka who actually get together in literally the first chapter, Yoshimoto and Shiratori take a fair amount of time to get to know each other and then eventually, fall in love. (Confessing these feelings to each other is a whole other matter.)
There is so much I love about these two! It's clear they're both curious about each other from the start (maybe Hijiri more than Shiratori), but over the course of the series one sees how they both care about each other. Hijiri is the braver of the two, considering she confesses her love on national television and defends her right to be his girlfriend from bullies as well, but Shiratori has his own special moments as well (the time he cuts her hair for her after the ends are ruined by paint is the moment she realizes she's in love with him and the moment I realize how much I love the two of them together). While Shiratori thinks Hijiri's too good for him and he has no idea why she likes him (and many laughingly agree with him), Hijiri sees the good in Shiratori and loves him for his faults as well (his Tanaka complex, his shyness when it comes to actually expressing feelings, etc.). 
How does their senior year go? (Are they roped into helping with the Student Council?) How will they find time for each other? Hilarious shy moments between the two of them? Double dates with Tanaka + Reina? A proper meeting between Hijiri and Shiratori's younger sister? (And elder sister?) Spending Christmas together, what kind of date do they have? (Will Shiratori overthink it?) Hijiri's the more open of the two about their relationship when talking to others, how about more times when Shiratori has to step up? How would Shiratori's proposal to HIjiri go in the future? (And does he require help of the epic kind? Does he mess up?) Emails to each other when they can't see each other so much? Planning surprises for each other? (And possibly requiring help from their friends - maybe Shiratori more than Yoshimoto?) What does Shiratori do if another guy shows frank interest in Hijiri and asks her out? Missing moments from the manga?
AUs are welcome - in any other circumstances, how would these two have met and fallen for each other?
I love all the characters in this manga, so feel free to bring any of them into the story as well.
Again, thank you for writing for me and I'm sure I'll love whatever you will write for me :) If you have any questions, feel free to leave an anonymous comment on this post or ask through the mods :)
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