fluffybun: determined Pikachu (determined)
Dear Parallels Writer/Artist/Vidder:

First of all, thank you for writing for me :) I'm really glad that we've matched on any of my requests, and knowing that already makes me happy! I don't have much in my livejournal/dreamwidth but feel free to look around at LJ/DW/fanfiction.net/AO3 :)
Here are a few things I generally like and dislike:

General Likes: I love happy endings/earn your happy endings. I love gen, introspective stuff (things that show sides of the character we might not get to explore in canon) :) I love pre/post-canon things, missing scenes in the canon, what if's, h/c, realizing what's been there all along, letter writing, telling a story from different points of view :) I pretty much love most tropes also, as can be seen in some of my fanfics. :) AU is lovely and I honestly would like this since I can't write any of it :) (Modern, school, medieval, anything :)) And I love humor (but don't feel pressured to write it!) :)

General Dislikes: I'm really easy to please, though I would ask that there be no particularly horrible science or medicine in the stories unless it is relevant to the time period of the story, since am a scientist. Beliefs and old treatments are okay (for example, the bloodletting if medieval), don't worry. Just er, nothing too confounding? Haha. I'd also rather not have graphic non-con or A/B/O with my pairings, though if non-con itself is needed, please do so but not very graphically. 

Regardless of the length of the prompts for the different fandoms I've requested, I would dearly love fanwork for any of them! <3 I've never received fanart/videos/graphics in any exchange before and any of these would be very dearly appreciated, (I'm more used to writing prompts for fanfiction, but rest assured that if you produce something other than fanfiction for me it will be very much loved and appreciated!)

Please remember that the following are just suggestions, optional details are optional; feel free to ignore if you have a great idea that you'd rather use :) 

Aria 
Akira E. Ferrari, Albert Pitt, Athena Glory, Udo Ayanokohji the 51st, Aika S. Granzchesta, Alice Carroll, Alicia Florence, Izumo Akatsuki, Mizunashi Akari

I would love anything for Aria, since there is so little of it. :) I have consumed both the anime and the manga :)

Ensemble stuff would be very much appreciated - what are the characters up to how many years down the road? (Does Aria Company get more trainees? How does Aika manage their Company? Do the girls still get together at times to bond (I love how Alice likes to plan their meetings)? How about the boys? The Three Water Fairies?) I would like to hear about anyone in the future essentially :) How does a regular day go with Akari/Aika/Alice/Woody/Al/Akatsuki? Any of them hanging out with each other! Does Akari ever go back to Manhome (or do any of them visit?)? Does Akari ever find out that her penpal is Cait Sith?

If romance related: I like Akari/Akatsuki and Aika/Al and think there can be something between Woody/Alice, but I would be perfectly happy with gen. (Romance seems to be rather on the backburner with Aria.)


Chihayafuru
Ayase Chihaya, Komano Tsutsomu, Mashima Taichi, Nishida Yusei, Oe Kanade, Sudo Akito, Suo Hisashi, Wakamiya Shinobu, Wataya Arata

I honestly never knew how much I'd love a manga/anime that revolved around a card game I can't even play ^^; I love how interesting each character is and their motivation and attitudes towards karuta and life :) For Chihayafuru, feel free to use recent events as I'm caught up with the manga/anime :) (Very gripping part of the story now)

I love team stuff :) Misuzawa fight-o! I love how they interact with each other - anything like that would be amazing :) (Like how they react to karuta matches when they watch, how they support each other in individual matches, their teamwork in team matches :)) I'd also like to know what happens to them in the future! Does Taichi really become a doctor? What does Arata plan on doing in college? (Does he become King?) Does Chihaya really decide to become a teacher? (Does she become Queen?) Does Tsutomu ever confess to Kana-chan? How does Shinobu and Chihaya's budding friendship progress? (Do they actually get to have a Queen match together?) Do they exchange Snowmaru and Daddy Bear things? How do Sudo and Suou really interact? (And will Suou ever graduate from university?) Shinobu - what does she plan to do after high school? Does her relationship improve with her family?

If you would like to write romance, I like Arata/Chihaya, Chihaya/Taichi, Taichi/Chihaya/Arata, Oe/Tsutomu, Sudo/Shihaya, Sudo/Shinobu :)

AUs are also welcome though I don't know what could replace Karuta in these kids' hearts :) (Golf? Real cards? Mahjong? Haha.)

Gokusen
Sawada Shin, Yamaguchi Kumiko

I love Gokusen - watched the anime and the live action, read the manga :) I love how cheesy it can get and how strong Yankumi is, how comical some of the characters are and how earnest everyone is :) I'd love anything about it for either of the characters I chose - what they do in the future, or missing scenes from canon, anything :)

For romance, I like Shin/Yankumi :) The Wedding! Or Shin as a Yakuza Lawyer! Does Yankumi keep teaching and reforming delinquents with Shin by her side? What kind of kids would they have? (And would they be doted on by Yakuza and Shin's classmates?)

Liar Game
Akiyama Shinichi, Kanzaki Nao

I love these two because of their complexity. Nao's honesty that takes her far in a game built on deceiving and Akiyama's drive to stop the game lured me in; I'm so glad that the series is ongoing again. :) I would like to see more of them than what we see in the manga; what happens in the distant future when the Liar Game is over? Does Nao still see other people she met in the Liar Game? Does Akiyama actually move on from construction work? (Most qualified construction worker ^^;)

Akiyama/Nao: What I like about these two are how they depend on each other and give each other something that the others lack. If you are so inclined, I would love romance about them or friendship along that lines. 

I'm pretty much caught up with the manga so feel free to implement stuff as needed :) AUs, post-canon fic, missing scenes in the canon, please feel free :)

Penguin Brothers
Iijima Yutaka, Isshiki Shoui, Mishima Hina, Nishizaki Kaito, Tetsuta Koshiba, Usami Ruu



I just want any fanwork for this :) What happened to the characters after the manga ended? Does Isshiki succeed in becoming a lawyer (and does his parents get imprisoned for what they've done?)? Does Koshiba take over the world with his amazing intelligence? Do Nishizaki and Yutaka fix their relationship? Does Ruu-chan confess to Koshiba? Does Hina come back (and what happens when she does)? Ruu-chan and Yutaka have such a cute relationship, so I would love stuff about them :) What happens tot he school after Hina leaves? Nishizaki and Isshiki brotherhood fic would also be lovely :) 

For romance, I don't have any preference over Isshiki/Hina or Koshiba/Hina (both have valid points) so if so inclined, feel free to choose either :) Nishizaki/Yutaka is made of win (though of course it would be hard to get back together) and Ruu/Koshiba is cute :) But not required :)

AUs would also be welcome or anything diverting from the canon :) (What if Hina hadn't lost her memories? I wonder if the series would end very quickly ^^;)


Pokemon Special
Crystal, Diamond, Gold, Pearl, Platinum Berlitz, Silver

I pretty much just want anything new about any of the Dex Holders whether gen or romance or bromance or anything :) Whether they're fighting a new villain (or an old one) or just having day to day problems, anything would be lovely! Gold being a smart arse! Crystal scolding Gold for whatever he's doing! What I love about them is how they seem to somehow get along no matter how different or similar they are :)

There are so many interesting combinations that can be explored :) It would be interesting to have Crystal and Platinum doing research together :) Silver and Dia bonding over Protean Omega! Gold and Silver just riling up each other :) Dia and Pearl having another comedy act! Platinum being so serious about learning :) The group on an adventure! (Gold/Silver/Crys, Dia/Platinum/Pearl, or any combination :))

For ships, I love Gold/Crystal, Crystal/Silver, Diamond/Platinum/Pearl, Diamond/Platinum, and Pearl/Platinum :) But don't need to include these if you are uncomfortable - I think they're also okay as bromance (and will likely stay that way anyway) :)

I'm pretty caught up, so feel free to use recent developments in the manga :) Feel free also to add any other Dex characters as needed :) AUs and canon divergent stuff also accepted :) (Somehow PokeSpecial works well in a high school/university setup ^^;)

Again, optional details are optional! Thank you for writing for me, I'm sure I'll like whatever you choose to write :)

Love, 
fluffybun
fluffybun: determined Pikachu (determined)
Dear Fic Corner Writer:

First of all, thank you for writing for me :) I'm really glad that we've matched on any of my requests, and knowing that already makes me happy! I don't have much in my livejournal/dreamwidth but feel free to look around at LJ/DW/fanfiction.net/AO3 :) Here are a few things I generally like and dislike:

General Likes: I love happy endings/earn your happy endings. I love gen, introspective stuff (things that show sides of the character we might not get to explore in canon) :) I love pre/post-canon things, missing scenes in the canon, what if's, h/c, realizing what's been there all along, letter writing, telling a story from different points of view :) I pretty much love most tropes also, as can be seen in some of my fanfics. :) AU is lovely and I honestly would like this since I can't write any of it :) (Modern, school, medieval, anything :)) And I love humor (but don't feel pressured to write it!) :)

General Dislikes: I'm really easy to please, though I would ask that there be no particularly horrible science or medicine in the stories unless it is relevant to the time period of the story, since am a scientist. Beliefs and old treatments are okay (for example, the bloodletting if medieval), don't worry. Just er, nothing too confounding? Haha. I'd also rather not have graphic non-con or A/B/O with my pairings, though if non-con itself is needed, please do so but not very graphically. 

Regardless of the length of the prompts for the different fandoms I've requested, I would dearly love fanfiction for any of them! <3

Please remember that the following are just suggestions, optional details are optional; feel free to ignore if you have a great idea that you'd rather write :) 

Anne of Green Gables
Anne Shirley, Gilbert Blythe, Diana Barry, Katherine Brooke

I love Anne of Green Gables :) I especially love in Anne how different females interact with each other and their friendships, so anything showing Anne and Diana's friendship or Anne and Katherine's friendship would be very welcome. :) Conversely, I would like to know what happened to Diana or Katherine after Anne's marriage - how did their lives go? Did Katherine find love (and what were her jet-setting adventures?)? Did Diana ever have an instance where she liked Josie Pye? How does Diana live in Avonlea those years Anne was away (at school, moved away, etc)? 

Anything about Anne would be lovely - any new scenes pre, post or within canon would be very much appreciated. How does Anne deal with all the weddings of her kids after the war? Any scenes of life before Green Gables! All the scrapes she must still get into as a married woman! ^^;

I love Gilbert, I've always wanted more about him. Anything from his point of view would be lovely, like his thoughts on certain scenes in canon, the initiation ritual he had in Redmond, his work as a doctor, Queens school, etc. :) Anything pre or post canon would be lovely too, like maybe his passing on the practice to Jem :)

If you are so inclined, my OTP for this series was always Anne/Gilbert, so I'd welcome anything around that lines, happy or sad (Book 8, when Jem went missing and Walter died would be possible hurt/comfort). What I liked about this pairing was the easiness/friendship mixed with romance, so I'd like to see something like that. :) 

I'd welcome Modern retellings or AUs of any kind for this series very much too :) (would Anne be a fanfiction writer in modern times while writing the great Canadian novel? How would the Story Club be done in modern times? If the infamous slate scene was done, what would be used to hit Gilbert instead?)

Feel free to add any characters you wish to add :)

Chronicles of Narnia
Lucy Pevensie, Caspian

I'd like to see Lucy at any point in the series - before, during, and post-Dawn Treader. How does she grow up still believing in Narnia? What does Narnia change about her, what does it influence her to be in the real world? How does she deal with her parents and friends after Narnia? We see Lucy in books 2, 4, 5 very prominently - what if she had done something differently, what would have changed?
 
Caspian, I'd like to see how he managed to rule post-Dawn Treader (with his new wife!) :) It was heartbreaking for me when I read how sad Eustace was that he had died (in the Silver Chair).  Anything about his time as a ruler pre/post-Dawn Treader would be very nice :)
 
For pairings, I'm a sucker for Lucy/Caspian (but don't feel you have to write it if you don't like it!) - what if Caspian didn't find his wife on the journey on the Dawn Treader? Or how could this pairing work? (Lucy gets stuck in Narnia post Dawn Treader/Prince Caspian)? 

AUs would be very welcome :) 

Divergent
Tris Prior, Four, Christina

I'd love anything post-series for Four or Christina (or Four and Christina). How do they deal with this new world? What does Christina end up doing? Four's rise as a politician, his interactions with his mother, anything :) I also wouldn't mind a change in ending of the series, if you are so inclined (I bawled at the end of Allegiant - I know it made sense to end that way, but still!). 

With Tris, there were a lot of things left unsaid. I'd like to see fic about her that deals with her interactions with family, friends, or maybe how she reconciles her thoughts on them. 
 
I'd also like a little more exploration of the conflicted friendship Christina and Tris had - post Will, post revelation of Tris killing Will, anything would be appreciated.
 
If you want to pair Four and Christina up I wouldn't mind :) (I always thought that they had some potential - though I think what they have might not last because of the memory of Tris. Still, I think they have something there.) I also like Tris/Four a lot. :)
 
I always thought that a million changes can be made for Divergent which would completely change the story -I'd appreciate that also! What if Tris had gone into another faction? What if certain people didn't die?

Protector of the Small 
Domitan of Masbolle, Keladry of Mindelan, Lerant of Eldorne, Nealan of Queenscove, Peachblossom

I really love this series and would love more fic :)
 
I love all the characters in this series, so feel free to include any or none as needed :) 
 
Kel - I love her and would love anything about her. Just kicking butt, training a squire/teaching children to similarly kick ass, being competent and sassy like she always is. Anything Post Lady Knight would be lovely - what would she be doing after that? (Will she become Knight Commander of the Own or command something else?) Does she exercise her latent skill as a matchmaker for all her yearmates?
 
Neal - brilliant sarcastic Neal. What were his professors muttering about in the University (about him, most likely)? His many trials of unrequited (and one case of requited) love! Growing old (and more sarcastic) as a knight-healer! Tales of his time with Alanna and George while he was Alanna's squire! Or future fic, when he finds out his daughter wants to be a knight!
 
I love the interactions between Kel and Neal - I always thought that their friendship could last a lifetime :) Anything about their friendship would be much appreciated, little moments of their pagehood/squiredom/knighthood maybe :) I'd love a fic that talks about their growing older (and still hanging out where Neal rants and Kel just takes him down a peg if need be) :) If you are so inclined, I also wonder if there could really have been anything more between them (if not for Kel crushing on Dom instead of him). 
 
Dom - Raoul has said he has a gift for command, I think it'd be a waste if he just stayed a sergeant. Could he become a captain someday? Shenanigans with his squad pranking the Queen's Riders/Raoul/Kel/Neal/unwitting victims? How did Dom prove himself good enough to be a sergeant already when he met Kel? 
 
Neal and Dom have a great relationship as cousins (writing to each other about Kel, no doubt) and supporting each other, anything building on that would be greatly appreciated. (When they were younger? Dom teasing Neal in front of their children? All the letters of the years they've known each other ^^;)

I also love the friendship (tinged with unrequited crushness/flirting) that Dom and Kel have - I would love anything that had that :) And if it progressed, why not? (Maybe when the two are more settled and Kel is older?) 
 
Peachblossom! I love this horse who takes no sass :) Peachblossom's adventures alone or with friends :) Anything with Kel and Peachblossom (and any victims of Peachblossom) would be welcome :) Or how Peachblossom feels about Kel/her mad friends/poor Neal.
 
Lerant - he's been so conflicted, though we only hear from Qasim what he'd gone through being from a disgraced house and we don't hear about him post-Lady Knight. I'd love to know what he was doing post-series - did he decide to properly be a man of the Own or will he stay as Standard Bearer? Does he do other work after the war? Will he eventually avenge the name of Eldorne? (Alternatively, how did Lerant pre-PoTS meet Raoul and his first days in the Own?) And if you are so inclined, I could see romantic tension between Kel and Lerant :)
 
I would also love AUs for this series :) What would they be doing in the real world, with Kel's sense of justice? (Policeman? Judge?) Changes in the series would be welcome also - what if Kel hadn't accepted probation? What if Wyldon hadn't made Kel commander of Haven? What if Alanna had been able to take Kel as her squire? What if Kel had been made to repeat all four years of pagehood?
 
Again, all of these are just suggestions. Optional details are optional - feel free to write whatever you'd like :) Thank you for writing for me :)

Love, 
fluffybun (on AO3, Dreamwidth, Livejournal, and fanfiction.net)

Colors

Jun. 1st, 2014 04:46 pm
fluffybun: Pikachu happy (Default)
Note: As of now this has now become something like the 30th chapter or so of a possibly epic length coming of age Yukimura/Sakuno fic (still unposted, but will hopefully make this scene believable). 

He stared blankly at the operating room doors he had just watched Ryuzaki Sakuno be wheeled into. His heart felt like it was about to burst from worry.

Was this what Genchirou felt while he was undergoing surgery? How his teammates felt? If he had been in their shoes, would he have let him undergo his experimental surgery?

“Yukimura-kun.” Seiichi turned to see Sakuno-chan’s grandmother, the formidable Ryuzaki-sensei, next to him. She had clearly gotten back from talking to the doctors.

“Ryuzaki-sensei,” he bowed lowly. “I-“

“It’s all right, Yukimura-kun. Let’s sit down. It’s not the best time to meet after a long time, but this will do.”

“I-“ The Child of God, as he was known, was not supposed to break down, though the kind look in Ryuzaki-sensei’s eyes and the dreary sounds of the hospital were driving him to his limits.

“She was always talking about you, you know” said Ryuzaki-sensei. “Sakuno always talked about how kind you were to her, how much she was learning from you at Rikkai Dai.”

“I-“

“I couldn’t believe it myself, if not for the pictures she sent me of you two and your teammates. I was worried as to how she’d fit in Rikkai Dai, but she seemed to be very happy there.”

“She was,” said Seichi. “I-“

“Don’t worry, Yukimura-kun.” Ryuzaki-sensei’s voice was firm, even as her eyes were glassy with unshed tears. “Sakuno, though delicate, is strong. She’ll get through this.”

“She will,” Seichi agreed, not knowing how true his statement could be.

“Then she’ll introduce you to her parents,” said Ryuzaki-sensei firmly. “She had told them she wanted them to meet you so they had already made plans to come.”

***

They said twenty four hours.

Genchirou had come to convince him to eat and change clothes, to wash his face around the nineteenth hour.

“Was it like this then?”

Genchirou was silent for a long time.

“I believed in you,” the boy answered lowly. “We all did.”

***

At the twenty-fourth hour and still without any word, he slumped on the bench. Genchirou sat beside him, silently offering him support.

Ryuzaki-sensei came, not blinking at Genchirou’s presence. With red-rimmed eyes and a trembling smile she held out a piece of paper to him.

He blinked at the smiley face drawn with what looked like watercolor using one’s finger. Slightly wobbly, nothing that would be exhibited in any art competition, but it was the most beautiful thing that Yukimura Seiichi had ever seen.  

“She woke up about thirty minutes ago,” Ryuzaki-sensei said softly. “She was too tired to say much, but she drew this and asked me to give it to you if you were still here. The doctors said she’ll be fine, though she’ll likely sleep through the night. Go get some rest, Yukimura-kun.”

He exhaled before letting Genchirou pull him up.

He would bring flowers tomorrow for her.

***

The next day, Seiichi came with some flowers from his garden.

“She’s been asking for you,” said Ryuzaki-sensei calmly.

“Ryuzaki-sensei and I will wait outside,” solemnly said Genchirou.

He nodded and knocked before opening the door.

She winced at the noise of the door, but when she opened her eyes and saw him, they softened. “Seiichi-“ she said weakly.

“Sakuno-chan,” he whispered, glancing at her parents who were at the corner of the room.

She blinked after following his gaze. “Ah, Papa, Mama, come and meet Seiichi.“ She gave his hand a comforting squeeze as her parents came near the bed. “He’s the one I wanted you to meet.”

He bowed. “It is an honor to meet Sakuno-chan’s parents.”

“It is our honor to meet you, Yukimura-kun” said Sakuno-chan’s mother. “We’ve heard so much about you from Sakuno-chan.”

Coated

Jun. 1st, 2014 04:42 pm
fluffybun: Pikachu happy (Default)
Note: This has now also been revised (but still unposted) to become a long fic (with an explanation for the title). What is shown here are certain scenes.

 “I need your help, Kel.”

Kel blinked at Dom, who looked determined. “Dom?”

He nodded.

“Help in what?”

“I need to pretend to court you, Kel.”

Kel’s heart fluttered for a moment before she focused on the right word.

“Pretend?”

Dom bowed his head. “My father is sick; my parents would like to see me marrying or seriously courting someone before they die. They worry about me, being with the Own all the time. They think of my courting someone seriously as a rite of passage of sorts, otherwise they still see me like an overgrown boy playing soldier.”

“You are asking me to agree to a pretend courtship with you?” Kel groaned inside. This sounded like one of Neal’s absurd Gallan romance novels that he hid in the infirmary of New Hope that some of the refugees borrowed from time to time.

Dom nodded. “Please, Kel. You’re the only woman who’d understand.”

She sighed inwardly, ignoring the pang of her heart. The only woman who’d not assume that she could make him fall for her with this pretend arrangement, he means. She supposed he was right about that. She knew how much many of the court ladies and Riders gossiped about Dom’s good looks, good standing, and impeccable family connections, for all that he was not a first son.

“Kel, I want our children to play with each other and become good friends too.” She remembered Neal’s words. It was something she would have wanted too, but she had no time nor man to consider it with. (She would not count the daydreams she had sometimes of Dom for those were clearly futile. If he had liked her he would have just asked to court her instead of this pretending she was about to do for him as a favor.)

She supposes that it was time for her to try again at a relationship anyway, no matter the circumstances. Even if it would hurt her heart to pretend, she knew Dom wouldn’t let their acting go too far. Besides, it might help in her next real relationship when she had the time for one.

“All right. But I have some conditions.”

Dom nodded. “Of course, Kel.”

“One, we tell Neal the truth. I don’t want to lie to him about this, he’s my best friend and your cousin.”

“Agreed.”

“Two, if either of us wants to stop pretending because of circumstances the other person must respect it.”

“Like what circumstances?” Dom asked curiously.

“Like one of us finds someone we actually are interested in courting,” she said firmly. “Or our parents want us to meet someone. Things like that.”

After Dom had nodded somewhat jerkily, she continued. “I don’t want to lie to Lord Raoul and I don’t want to endanger your job. I would rather he knew about it.”

“That’s fine, Kel. He’d give me a hard talk anyway; I wouldn’t want to lie to him.”

She raised an eyebrow. “Hard talk?”

“Kel, you’re like a daughter to him, of course he’d worry if the dashing Sergeant who has broken many hearts swept you off your feet while under his command, no less.” He winked broadly at her.

“Many hearts, huh” she said dryly, ignoring the twinkle in his very blue eyes. “I’m sure Lord Raoul trusts me to keep my head even in such situations.” He had trusted her while she and Cleon were courting anyway; Dom should be no different.

“Still he will want to talk to me,” said Dom, “so I agree with you. Is there anyone you would not want to lie to?”

Kel shook her head. “It wouldn’t be an effective pretending if we told most anyone. Also, I don’t think we can avoid gossip, especially since that is your intention, but I want us to act professional when we are on duty.”

Dom nodded. “Of course, Kel. I don’t want to make you uncomfortable. Anything else?”

She shook her head.

He exhaled in relief, grasping her hand firmly. “So is this a deal?”

She nodded.

***

They started off very discreetly, Kel thought, perhaps for her sake. At first none of their friends suspected that Dom’s requesting Kel’s help to work on paperwork or Kel’s seeking him out after Third Company’s sparring sessions were anything out of the ordinary, leading Kel to think that nothing really had changed between them.

But then a ball came and Dom asked her, only dancing with her through the night, causing much gossip in the King’s Own, the Queen’s Riders, and the court.

***

It wasn’t much of a surprise that Lord Raoul caught her the day after the ball after her dawn exercises. It must have been hard for him to wake up so early, especially with Buri in the Palace also, she said fondly.

“Kel, do you mind having breakfast in my chambers?”

“No, milord.”

It is after Squire Alan had scurried away that Raoul broaches the matter.

“Kel, Sergeant Domitan has informed me that you are pretending to court each other.”

“Yes, milord. It is a favor to Dom for his parents.”

“He has explained himself, but how do you feel about that?”

Kel shook her head. “It’s just a favor for a friend.”

“I wager it’s not a favor you’d do for just any friend,” Raoul said slowly.

She shrugged. “Dom’s been looking out for me since I was your squire and he’s been a really good friend to me throughout the years. I just wanted to help him since he was troubled.”

Raoul looked at her and sighed. “If you say so, Kel. Dom seems more mature for it and his work has improved, but of course I was worried. If you…” he turned red, “If you ever want to discuss this or anything again with me, just say so.”

“Of course, milord.” She wondered why Lord Raoul seemed so curious about the arrangement. It was, after all, just a protracted version of what Buri and he had tried at his Great Aunt’s party how many Midwinters ago at her suggestion.

She blinked. They had begun a spontaneous relationship that was a long time coming that night. Maybe that was what he was worried about.

She shook her head. Dom didn’t feel that way about her and she trusted her head to be calm enough not to entertain any farfetched fantasies about Dom starting to care about her with this pretend arrangement of theirs. They were both old enough not to confuse friendship with romance.

***

One perk of this pretend courtship was that Dom was always willing to escort her to the balls Kel was starting to hate. (Perhaps Lord Raoul was more of an influence on her than she thought.) There was no more need to gracefully and tactfully refuse well-meaning friends’ attempts at matchmaking. (There was however more teasing from her friends about Dom, and she didn’t need to pretend to feel some tenderness for him.) She didn’t dislike dancing, especially with Dom being such a good dancer, though she disliked the gossiping that would occur after she and Dom had entered the ballroom.

“Why is he with her? He could do so much better!”

“He doesn’t even flirt with other girls! She must have scared him into only flirting with her with all those muscles and her sword skills!”

Kel rolled her eyes. As if Dom would stop flirting just because he was scared of a spar with her.  Dom was rather good about the whole thing, winking at her and making her laugh as they did things expected of those courting. He’s probably had lots of experience with that, she thought wryly.

It was heartwarming to have Dom not flirting with the ladies though. He was really a good actor, she reflected.

She would probably miss it terribly when he eventually broke it off, she thought, when he kissed her cheek after saying goodnight. Still, she was learning. Lalasa would be happy at the number of dresses she would have to ask from her.

***

“Your sergeant seems very attentive,” remarked Inness one night as they were walking through the palace after dinner. “He’s not what I expected, from what I’ve heard the barracks.”

Kel almost remarked that he wasn’t her sergeant but caught herself in time. “Is it bad?”

“No,” said her brother. “I’m just surprised.”

“That someone has shown interest in me?”

“I was aware of Cleon and you courting, you know” her brother said wryly. “But I feel that your courtship with Masbolle is more likely to be successful.”

Kel raised her eyebrow.

Inness, used to the Yamani ways, continued. “You both don’t mind when you’re separated by distance and duty but don’t forget you are still in a relationship. Very mature way of handling a relationship. I do hear things.”

“Perhaps it was because Cleon and I were children,” Kel said. “And with him, things were out of our control.”

“Indeed,” said Inness. “But that didn’t stop me from lecturing him when I found out that you were courting. You could have told me.”

“Inness!”

“I don’t feel like I should lecture Masbolle yet,” said Inness. “Do warn me if I need to, so I can bring Anders along. He’s been wanting to talk to you too about your sergeant, but you can’t seem to find time to get to Mindelan.”

Kel kept her face still. She wondered what Anders would have to say about Dom. “I don’t think I’ll be able to visit Mindelan for a while yet.”

“Still, Kel, you do suit each other.”

fluffybun: Pikachu happy (Default)
 Title: things are better when they aren’t perfect

Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Prompt: AU fantasy + secret twin/doppelganger
Medium: fic

Chapters: 1/2
Wordcount: 550
Rating: T
Warnings: none
Summary: Horio’s misaimed spell has some value, though it takes a while to see it.

First created: 3/31/2014

Last modified: 3/31/2014

Other notes: RyoSaku. Written for trope_bingo Round 3. Currently being revised - this is pretty much the first chapter of what looks to be three chapters.

 

Unsatisfied with her life, Ryuzaki Sakuno picks up a magic spellbook. Ignoring it, it is next found by Horio who attempts a spell. Emboldened by a success, he tries something else, a spell on Ryuzaki Sakuno. This backfires spectacularly. Somehow, Echizen Ryoma seems to be able to see through his spells.

 

It is free practice for the Seishun Gakuen Girls’ Tennis Team and Ryuzaki Sakuno is attempting to improve her form when she trips over a book.

“Spellbook of Useful Spells,” she read. The book’s pages were dusty and she sneezed before reading the cover again.

“Ehh? Spellbook?” She shook her head. Thanks to Tomo-chan lending her manga she knew what would happen if she gave in to her curiosity and opened this book.  Every time this happened in manga the spell the heroine would cast would make her life much, much worse and she would have to try to undo it.

“No, I don’t want to tempt fate,” she decided. (Except maybe have Ryoma-kun notice me as a girl, but that would be changing Ryoma-kun himself and she didn’t want that.)

Thus Ryuzaki Sakuno left the spell book in the bushes near the Boys’ Team’s Tennis Courts, somewhat happier by knowing she made the right choice.

***

The next person to come across the spellbook, poorly hidden in the bushes near the Seishun Gakuen Middle School Boys’ Team’s Tennis Courts was Satoshi Horio, on his way to practice.

“Ehh? Spellbook?” He flipped through the pages, eyes widening at the many different spells he read.

“Maybe this is my chance to get better!” He grinned, gleefully thinking of what he could do with the spellbook. Improve his grades, his tennis, maybe get a girlfriend, get Echizen to bow to him… “But first, maybe I should test one of these easier spells.” His finger stopped at a promising spell.

“Spell to make your reflexes heighten, lasting an hour. That sounds good.”

***

No one in Seishun Gakuen would forget that day. It was the day that Horio Satoshi avoided Inui juice, punishment laps, and somehow lasted long enough during practice to match Echizen Ryoma in tennis to reach 6-6.

While the spell had run out by the time the time-breaker rolled around and Echizen had soundly trounced him 7-0, it was still a great improvement, Horio noted. If he had cast the spell much later…

He couldn’t wait to go home and try out some more spells.

***

Horio was on top of the world. His homework was perfect (for once), he was praised by the English teacher when he read his essay out to the class (and for once not getting a smart remark by Echizen), and he relished Osakada’s disbelieving look when she heard of his lucky streak. He couldn’t wait to cast more spells.

He finally got an idea when he saw Ryuzaki Sakuno offering Echizen Ryoma a can of Ponta after their tennis practice.

“Echizen doesn’t know what he’s missing out on, with such a cute girl like Ryuzaki crushing on him. She should look at me instead, especially since I have four years of tennis experience and I have magic.” He blinked. “Magic.” He brought out the spellbook and started madly flipping through it. “I want Ryuzaki to get a crush on me instead, isn’t there some kind of love potion?”

Doppelganger spell

Concentrate on a person you would like to make a doppelganger of for ten minutes then go around a Cherry Blossom Tree (in bloom) three times repeating these words: Doppelganger, come to me, come to me, be free from who you be. The doppelganger of the person you were thinking of should appear.

Horio grinned. Surely this was good enough. A Ryuzaki for himself, maybe one that would make him bento and cheer him on (over Echizen) would be good. Maybe she’d be his girlfriend… Horio’s thoughts trailed off into imagining having Ryuzaki as his girlfriend.

After his daydream, he immediately closed the book and went in search of the nearest Cherry Blossom Tree, ignoring the fine print written below the spell:

Doppelganger may not act like original person. Doppelganger may try to take over original person if it pleases. Original person may feel ill after spell.

***

 

***

“Ryuzaki!”

Sakuno opened her eyes to see Echizen Ryoma’s face near hers.

“Ryoma-kun?”

“You suddenly collapsed after opening your can of Ponta,” he said, sitting down next to her.

She grimaced as she saw his regulars jacket drenched. “Gomen, Ryoma-kun, I’ll have your jacket cleaned!”

He shook his head. “Never mind that. Are you feeling okay?”

She nodded, trying to ignore the throbbing in her head. “I’m fine, Ryoma-kun.”

“You don’t look fine,” he said. “C’mon, I’ll take you home. Coach said she was staying late.”

“Aa,” she agreed, “Obaa-chan wanted to hammer out the details of the next practice games against Hyotei and Fudomine with the principal and the other coaches so their visit wouldn’t conflict with other teams coming. Demo, I can get home by myself-“ She winced as she almost tripped when she tried to stand.

“C’mon,” he said, steadying her. “Think of what Coach would do to me if I let you go like this.”

“Hai, arigatou, Ryoma-kun.”

***

The next day, Sakuno woke up to an alarm clock that read 9:00 am.

She screamed. “I’m late! Obaa-chan, why didn’t you wake me up?” She wondered if the Boys’ Tennis Team had special practice today hence her Obaa-chan leaving early and not waking her up.

She immediately ran into the bathroom, taking the quickest bath and dressed in her uniform. Her head hurt as she realized something very important.

“Where’s my school bag?”

***

 She tiptoed into the school, hopefully avoiding any hall monitors or teachers. She was very late, finally giving up on finding her tennis bag and school bag.

“Eep!” she cried, feeling someone walk into her. She opened her eyes to see her English teacher peering down at her.

“Sensei! I’m sorry! I overslept!” she cried.

“Huh,” said her teacher, walking through her like she wasn’t there. “I thought I heard Ryuzaki’s voice, but that’s impossible. I just left her with the other students taking a test.”

She squeaked and ran to her classroom. Sure enough, she saw herself next to Horio scribbling on a paper.

She fainted.

***

This was officially the worst day of Ryuzaki Sakuno’s life.

No one could see her, it was weird to have people suddenly walk through her, and there was someone who looked exactly like her going through her day at school.

Worse, whoever it was wasn’t acting like her at all.

“Neh, Kenji-kun, would you mind-“

“Of course not, Ryuzaki-san! Just ask away!”

“Good.”

The person pretending to be her seemed to be more aggressive; she blushed when she heard her other self demand a pen from another boy who dazedly gave her one.

“Doesn’t anyone think something’s wrong?” She wished Tomo-chan was present, but she was in another class. She would only see her after school.

Her gaze turned to Ryoma-kun, who was frowning as he looked at the person who looked exactly like her.

She hoped she hadn’t done anything to Ryoma-kun. Or that the person that was pretending to be her hadn’t.

Her head hurt. She wondered if this was all just a dream.

Colors

Jun. 1st, 2014 04:39 pm
fluffybun: determined Pikachu (determined)
 Was this what Genchirou felt while he was undergoing surgery? How his teammates felt? If he had been in their shoes, would he have let him undergo his experimental surgery?

“Yukimura-kun.” Seiichi turned to see Sakuno-chan’s grandmother, the formidable Ryuzaki-sensei, next to him. She had clearly gotten back from talking to the doctors.

“Ryuzaki-sensei,” he bowed lowly. “I-“

“It’s all right, Yukimura-kun. Let’s sit down. It’s not the best time to meet after a long time, but this will do.”

“I-“ The Child of God, as he was known, was not supposed to break down, though the kind look in Ryuzaki-sensei’s eyes and the dreary sounds of the hospital were driving him to his limits.

“She was always talking about you, you know” said Ryuzaki-sensei. “Sakuno always talked about how kind you were to her, how much she was learning from you at Rikkai Dai.”

“I-“

“I couldn’t believe it myself, if not for the pictures she sent me of you two and your teammates. I was worried as to how she’d fit in Rikkai Dai, but she seemed to be very happy there.”

“She was,” said Seichi. “I-“

“Don’t worry, Yukimura-kun.” Ryuzaki-sensei’s voice was firm, even as her eyes were glassy with unshed tears. “Sakuno, though delicate, is strong. She’ll get through this.”

“She will,” Seichi agreed, not knowing how true his statement could be.

“Then she’ll introduce you to her parents,” said Ryuzaki-sensei firmly. “She had told them she wanted them to meet you so they had already made plans to come.”

***

They said twenty four hours.

Genchirou had come to convince him to eat and change clothes, to wash his face around the nineteenth hour.

“Was it like this then?”

Genchirou was silent for a long time.

“I believed in you,” the boy answered lowly. “We all did.”

***

At the twenty-fourth hour and still without any word, he slumped on the bench. Genchirou sat beside him, silently offering him support.

Ryuzaki-sensei came, not blinking at Genchirou’s presence. With red-rimmed eyes and a trembling smile she held out a piece of paper to him.

He blinked at the smiley face drawn with what looked like watercolor using one’s finger. Slightly wobbly, nothing that would be exhibited in any art competition, but it was the most beautiful thing that Yukimura Seiichi had ever seen.  

“She woke up about thirty minutes ago,” Ryuzaki-sensei said softly. “She was too tired to say much, but she drew this and asked me to give it to you if you were still here. The doctors said she’ll be fine, though she’ll likely sleep through the night. Go get some rest, Yukimura-kun.”

***

The next day, Seiichi came with some flowers from his garden.

“She’s been asking for you,” said Ryuzaki-sensei calmly.

“Ryuzaki-sensei and I will wait outside,” solemnly said Genchirou.

He nodded and knocked before opening the door.

She winced at the noise of the door, but when she opened her eyes and saw him, they softened. “Seiichi-“ she said weakly.

“Sakuno-chan,” he whispered, glancing at her parents who were at the corner of the room.

She blinked after following his gaze. “Ah, Papa, Mama, come and meet Seiichi.“ She gave his hand a comforting squeeze as her parents came near the bed. “He’s the one I wanted you to meet.”

He bowed. “It is an honor to meet Sakuno-chan’s parents.”

fluffybun: Pikachu happy (Default)
 Title: and delivery works better not face to face

Fandom: Pokemon Special
Prompt: epistolary + unrequited love
Medium: fic
Chapters: 1/1
Wordcount: 1441
Rating: T
Warnings: none
Summary: Some of the love letters Gold never sent and did send to Crystal and some that she didn’t send and actually sent back.
Other notes: MangaQuestshipping. Written for trope_bingo Round 3. Set after Volume 42.

 

-----unsent----------------------------

Damn Crys, damn. Silver just told me what really happened while you two were searching for information together. Damn. I should have told you something while we were working together to help our senpais.

Like how amazing you are even though you’re so uptight – damn, I bet I’d get a slap for that, but it’s true and I’d love to help you relax, Crys- and how much knowledge you have without throwing it in everyone’s face like those people do.

-----unsent----------------------------

Or how damned pretty you look no matter what you were.

Or how I might have –damn, I don’t really want to say it in an email – I might have something with you when I first saw you in that boat how many years ago.

-----unsent----------------------------

Or how unconfident and uncool you can make me feel. But it’s okay.

-----unsent----------------------------

Damn, how uncool this is. This is not my style. Writing damned letters? This is not the stone age.

-----unsent----------------------------

Damn, Super Serious Gal,

You worried me back there. I mean, really. I know Silver would have taken care of you, but damn. Don’t worry me like that. It doesn’t feel good. I’d rather be the one looking after you. I should probably tell you one of these days.

Gold

-----unsent----------------------------

Crys,

And don’t let Eusine or some other bloke get your hands on you just because I haven’t told you my feelings yet!

Gold

-----unsent----------------------------

Crys,

Wrap those long legs of yours around me, babe.

Gold

-----unsent----------------------------

Crys,

Your legs looked smokin’ long in those overalls and tight socks.

Gold

-----sent----------------------------

Crys,

You didn’t let me say a few days ago when we finished getting Arceus: You looked good in your new clothes! (Really nice!) Want to model some more of your new clothes for me?

Gold

PS: I’m touched, you called me? Are you going to accept my offer of a date?

-----sent----------------------------

Gold,

This is the best time to say this: You are an idiot.

Also, a new Pokedex upgrade has been completed by Professor Oak. We all couldn’t reach you on your Pokegear, so hopefully Xatee can find you and give you this letter. (Can’t you stay in one place?) Silver also says he’s been using your TV since you aren’t around. Everyone’s passed by already to get theirs.

Crystal

-----unsent----------------------------

Crys,

Damn the Pokedex, it’s you I want.

I’ll be there in the morning.

Gold

-----unsent----------------------------

Super Serious Gal,

Seriously, you don’t miss me at all? I’m hurt. I’ll have to convince you of how much you miss me. And yeah, I mean that in every perverted way ever. And some nonperverted ways too, I guess.

Gold

-----sent----------------------------

Crys,

I’ll be there in the morning.

Gold

-----sent----------------------------

Gold,

At least you proved to Emerald that you were still alive even with your reckless ways. Don’t tell Professor Oak I told you, but he’s impressed with the number of Pokemon you’ve seen with your wandering around. Silver had a higher number though. It’s amazing how much he’s taught the Rhyperior Green lent him.  Green was very impressed when he saw his old Pokemon.

Your mom is really nice; I thanked her for the pie she sent over. Um, thank you for the egg. Professor Oak, Professor Elm, and I are looking forward to what Pokemon will come out.

You didn’t say where you’re off to. Do you know? Don’t tell me you’re watching the Kimono girls again in Ecruteak City just because Professor Oak hasn’t asked you to do anything yet.

Crystal

-----unsent----------------------------

I’m going to train hard so I don’t feel so pathetic next to you and Silver, Crys. Especially you, Crys. It’s kind of hard to be in love with such a super serious gal who is so good at what she does.

Gold

PS: Do you like super serious boys?

-----unsent----------------------------

Crystal,

Did you like traveling with Silver more than me? He’s kind of a super serious boy, though the red hair has this kind of bad boy appeal. But I also have that. The bad boy appeal, not the red hair.

Gold

-----sent----------------------------

Crys,

Are you going to stay cooped out in that lab forever? Come out, take a break from all your work at the labs, and explore with me! Even Emerald is exploring and he still looks less than ten years old.

Gold

-----sent----------------------------

Gold,

Strange that you should ask: Professor Oak has asked me to go to a new region to capture new Pokemon – Unova. I’ve been preparing for it and instructing Emerald and the other people at the lab on what Professor Oak likes to keep his lab in order. I don’t think it will take long, but I guess we won’t be seeing each other for a while.

There are computers in every Pokemon Center – if you need or want to contact me my email address is crystal@profoaklabs.com. I’m not sure how good the Pokegear coverage in Unova is (or the rates).

Crystal

-----not sent by email----------------------------

Crystal,

Can’t Prof Oak get his Pokemon himself? Or is he too old? You should just stay and let me stay with you, you know. Not that I have a chance with you most of the time even if you were here.

Damn, it’s boring to get a Yahoo account.

Gold

-----sent by email----------------------------

Natch, Crystal, it only took a bit of fiddling around to get my own email address. I doubt Green will mind my piggybacking on his account. Besides, isn’t thegreatgold@viridiangym.com a cool email address?

I want souvenirs from Unova! And pictures of their idols!

Gold

-----sent by email----------------------------

Gold,

I don’t think I’ll have time to get souvenirs but who knows. We’ll see. I’ve already caught twenty pokemon in my first two days here. Hopefully it won’t take so long.

I have half a mind to tell Green what you’ve done – and how are you even accessing that kind of private email on the Pokemon Center PCs? I was expecting you to just get a Yahoo account. But I guess he’ll find out on his own.

The egg is taking a while to hatch. I brought it with me, but still nothing. I wonder what Pokemon is inside…

I met up with Black, one of the Pokedex owners in this region. He kind of reminds me of you.

I hope you’re not getting into trouble – Silver says he’s taking a break from bailing you out.

Crystal

-----not sent by email----------------------------

Crys,

Black? Let me find out who this guy is. And how does he remind you of me? Does that mean he’s devilishly handsome and witty?

You know you love me, you won’t tell Green.

There are some Pokemon that help hatch eggs faster. Not sure if there are in Unova, but there are. At least that’s what the Daycare Lady told me when I helped out for a while.

Gold

-----not sent by email----------------------------

Damn Crys,

I am so smashed. I love you, I love you, I love you.

I also want to do perverted things with you. And the nonperverted things. All the things. Except probably studying.

Gold

----- sent by email----------------------------

Crys,

Dump that Black and come back here. I love you even if you don’t care and damned if you haven’t figured it out yet.

AND IWANTTODOPERVERTEDTHINGS. WITH YOU. TO YOU. DAMN. THEM LEGS, MAN.

Gold

----- sent by email----------------------------

Crys,

Damn, I actually sent that. I’d claim Green sent it (by hacking into the email address I hacked his system for) but he can’t get drunk to save his life.

Gold

----- sent by email----------------------------

Crys?

----- sent by email----------------------------

Holy hell Crys, I’m the one who poured my guts out here. Am I going to have to rob Silver and get on the next boat/plane/whatever to Unova to straighten whatever hell happened?

That doesn’t seem like a bad plan.  I may have redecorated Green’s house. And Red’s. With toilet paper.

I better find Silver. Then Super Serious Gal, you are so going to listen to me.

Gold

----- sent by email----------------------------

Gold,

You are an idiot.

Also, Professor Oak wants to know what happened to his emergency supply of toilet paper.

Also, does your mother know you’re in a completely different region?

Crystal

PS: For all your charm, mister, you still need to flush with the toilet seat down. Else I’ll forget what you said earlier.

----- sent by email----------------------------

Oh, Crys, you damn well won’t forget.

And re: Professor Oak, I deny everything.

Gold

PS: Noted. 

fluffybun: Pikachu happy (Default)

tropes: unrequited love + epistolary, doppelganger + au: fantasy, amnesia + in vino veritas, 24 hours to live + meet the parents, fake relationship + coming of age/rite of passage

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Brand New

May. 30th, 2014 08:05 am
fluffybun: determined Pikachu (determined)
 Title: Brand New

Fandom: Pokemon Special
Prompt: Amnesia, in vino veritas
Medium: fic
Wordcount: 6,394
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Summary: Crystal gets amnesia and Gold seems to be the key to resolving it. Or the cause. Or both.
Other notes: Spoilers up to HGSS saga (Volume 43), Mangaquestshipping. Written for Trope Bingo Round 3.

“Excuse me, but who are you?” )
fluffybun: Pikachu happy (Default)
Dear Author,

First of all, thank you for writing for me :) I'm really glad that we've matched on any of my requests, and knowing that already makes me happy! I don't have much in my livejournal/dreamwidth but feel free to look around at LJ/DW/fanfiction.net/AO3 :) Here are a few things I generally like and dislike:

General Likes: I love happy endings/earn your happy endings. I love post-canon things, missing scenes, what if's, h/c, realizing what's been there all along, letter writing, telling a story from different points of view :) I pretty much love most tropes also, as can be seen in some of my fanfics. :) AU is lovely and I honestly would like this since I can't write any of it :) (Modern, school, medieval, anything :)) I love gen, introspective stuff also :) And I love humor (but don't feel pressured to write it!) :)

General Dislikes: I'm really easy to please, though I would ask that there be no particularly horrible science or medicine in the stories unless it is relevant to the time period of the story, since am a scientist. Beliefs and old treatments are okay (for example, the bloodletting if medieval), don't worry. Just er, nothing too confounding? Haha. I'd also rather not have graphic non-con or A/B/O with my pairings, though if non-con itself is needed, please do so but not very graphically.

Regardless of the length of the prompts for the different fandoms I've requested, I would dearly love fanfiction for any of them! <3

Please remember that the following are just suggestions, optional details are optional; feel free to ignore if you have a great idea that you'd rather write :)

Requests:
Clarissa Explains It All
Clarissa Darling, Ferguson Darling, Janet Darling, Marshall Darling, Sam Anders

With the announcement of a book on what Clarissa would be doing in the future coming out this Fall, I ended up revisiting this series :) I'd love anything about this series since there's so few fanfiction for it :)

Ships: Clarissa and Sam have one of the best friendships I recall on TV -> I don't mind them just staying buds (and maybe Clarissa is Sam's wingman?) but I can also see them deciding later on in life that maybe they should give romance another try. <3

Prompts: What did Clarissa, Sam, and Ferguson (or any of them) end up doing (in college or beyond?)? Does Sam still climb into Clarissa's room/apartment/house even in their old age? (As joked in one episode) How do the Darling parents deal with their kids grown up? Or pre-canon, how did Clarissa and Sam meet? How does Ferguson deal with high school (since I have a bad feeling he'd be bullied)? Maybe Clarissa's parents advising her on a problem? Ensemble fic would be lovely as well. :)

Chihayafuru
Ayase Chihaya, Wataya Arata, Mashima Taichi

[Note: Spoilers for latest Chihayafuru manga chapters below.]

I love this series for making me interested in a sport I can't play <3 And the characters - Taichi and his memorization skills (not flashy but amazing), Chihaya's pure love for karuta, and Arata's style of playing :)

Ships: Chihaya/Arata, Taichi/Chihaya

Prompts:
I would love something post-series for this :) Maybe what happens when Chihaya challenges the Queen someday? (And who is the queen? Shinobu? Inokawa?) Will Arata ever become Meijin? (And if he does, who will he challenge for the title? Suou? Harada-sensei?) Or will Taichi ever try for Meijin? (And maybe challenge Arata?) I found it very interesting that Taichi, while not particularly strong compared to many other Class A players, was not lured into committing faults when he played against Suou (which is supposedly Suou's playing style to beat others), I feel that so much can be explored from that. Will Taichi ever beat Chihaya in a serious match? What do the three of them do after high school? (Does Taichi go to medical school? We know Arata plans to go to Tokyo to study, but what will he study? And Chihaya's plan to become a teacher, will that come true?)

I've read up to the latest chapters and plan to keep up, so feel free to incorporate the latest chapters in your fic :)

Anne of Green Gables
Anne Shirley, Diana Barry, Gilbert Blythe, Una Meredith, Walter Blythe

I have a soft spot for Anne of Green Gables - I used to read the whole series every year as a teenager :) I'd love anything from this series <3

Ships: Anne/Gilbert, Una/Walter

Prompts: Missing scenes from the books! Anne and Diana friendship! Anne showing her old stories to her children! Gilbert and Anne in their married life! Modern AUs or AUs in general would be much welcome! (What if Walter didn't die? What if Gilbert's first proposal to Anne went differently?) Samples of Walter's writing! What were those omitted parts in Anne's letters to Gilbert in Anne of Windy Poplars?

Re Una/Walter: I always wished they could have had a happy ending. If Walter hadn't died, would there be a chance for them? But I'd also love to hear Una post-war, how does she deal with Walter's death? What will she end up doing?

Protector of the Small
Raoul of Goldenlake and Malorie's Peak, Tobeis Boon, Domitan of Masbolle, Keladry of Mindelan, Nealan of Queenscove

I love this series! <3 I love Kel and her being so determined to do what people think she can't, Neal and his snarkiness (yet buried soft heart), Raoul and his fatherly interactions with Kel (and his roaring when he gets mad, his falling from the saddle when he is hungry, etc), Dom and his entrancing blue eyes (haha, I mean his camaraderie with anyone, his supportiveness of Kel, and how he always baits Neal but is clearly very close to him), and Tobe (determined to protect/help Kel even though he is still young) :)

Ships: I love Dom/Kel, but I thought Neal/Kel had potential :)

Prompts:

General: Post-Lady Knight fic! What happened at Raoul and Buri's wedding? What happened at Neal and Yuki's (eventual) wedding? Going ons at New Hope as the war ends! Kel traveling with the Own as a Lady Knight (and maybe being prepared to command it someday)?

Kel: How would Kel interact with her new squire (in the future)? What does Kel do next when she finally gets to return to Corus? (She could make a living as an accidental/deliberate matchmaker with three couples to her name ^^;) Will she ride with the Own or maybe be assigned somewhere else?
Neal: Neal's viewpoint on events in the series! (Or maybe his time squiring for the Lioness!) Kel just kicking ass like she always does :)
Tobe/Tobe & Kel: What does Tobe end up wanting to do in the future (an hostler? a rider? making sure Kel doesn't get into trouble?)? Does he end up traveling with Kel even after his bond is up?
Raoul: Raoul and Kel interacting (did Raoul plan for Kel to become his successor?) :) Raoul settling into married life - during or after the war!
Dom: Moving up in the Own, any shenanigans with his squad, anything post-canon. :)
Dom & Neal: Dom and Neal cousin-ship :) (I believe that their letters while Neal and Kel were pages and Kel was riding with the Own was just them exchanging incredulity over whatever Kel did.) How exactly did the name 'Meathead' come about?
Neal & Kel: Neal-Kel friendship continuing over the years (and possibly becoming godsparents to each other's children)!

Romance prompts:
Dom/Kel: how would Dom and Kel get together (if ever)? (Would there be meddling Neal, or would he just be complacent about it like he was with Cleon?) Would it be in the heat of battle or when the war settles, or when they're much older? Will they have children?
Neal/Kel: If not for Lord Wyldon's rule on flirtations, I thought that maybe something would have happened. Kel's crush on Neal was so cute :) Maybe something about their page days?

Thank you again for writing for me :) I hope my rambling on has helped somehow :) (But remember that optional details are optional!) I'm sure I'll love whatever you write for me :)

Love,
fluffybun (on AO3, fanfiction.net, livejournal, dreamwidth)
fluffybun: determined Pikachu (determined)
Dear Author,

First of all, thank you for writing for me :) I'm really glad that we've matched on any of my requests, and knowing that already makes me happy! I apologize that my dreamwidth and livejournal is so empty (I usually use it for fic) but here are some things I like and don't like in general:

General Likes: I'm a sucker for happy endings/earn your happy endings. I love canon, post-canon things, missing scenes, what if's, h/c, realizing what's been there all along, telling a story from different viewpoints, letter writing :) I pretty much love most tropes also, as can be seen in some of my fanfics. :) AU is lovely and I honestly would like this since I can't write any of it :) (Modern, school, medieval, anything :)) I love gen, introspective stuff also :)

General Dislikes: I'm really easy to please, though I would ask that there be no particularly horrible science or medicine in the stories unless it is relevant to the time period of the story, since am a scientist. Beliefs and old treatments are okay (for example, the bloodletting if medieval), don't worry. Just er, nothing too confounding? Haha. I'd also rather not have graphic non-con or A/B/O with my pairings, though if non-con itself is needed, please do so but not very graphically.

Here are some specific prompts (and some rambling on why I like the series I've requested) but remember, optional things are optional! :) If you have a great idea for any of these please feel free to use that instead :)

Requests:

Captain America (Movies)
Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanov, Sam Wilson

Ships: Steve/Natasha

I didn't know what to expect going into Captain America 2, but I ended up loving the movie, especially how these three characters interact with each other <3 How they support each other yet are strong alone :) Especially Sam! And Steve and Natasha have such a bromance/possible romance vibe that tugged at my heartsleeves!

But I would be happy with the three of them just say, meeting up to exchange news (and maybe take a break) post Winter Soldier :) Or Natasha setting up Steve on more dates (maybe Sam and she are wingmen/women?)! Or Steve just finding out more of the new world (like Thai food! and Steve Jobs!) :)

Chronicles of Narnia
Caspian, Lucy

I grew up with this series and still love it even if I can see how strongly influenced it is by Catholicism. :)

Ships: Caspian/Lucy

Prompts: I always thought there could have been more between these two in Voyage of the Dawn Treader :) Not so much in Prince Caspian, but yes, in Dawn Treader <3 Could there have been a way for them to work? (Lucy staying in Narnia?) Or would they have loved each other but remembered that they couldn't last?

Gen is also welcome with either or both of them! How does Lucy keep faith in Narnia despite being tossed back in the real world? Does she talk with her siblings about Narnia, those who know and choose to remember it? Does she keep it close to her heart? Caspian's days post Dawn Treader, ruling as a King (with his new wife)! It was heartbreaking for me to get to the point in Silver Chair where Eustace came to find out that his (hard-earned) friend had died :(

Divergent
Caleb Prior, Tris Prior, Four, Christina

I went into this series wondering if it was another Hunger Games and it wasn't (for me) - I appreciated that there was no love triangle, though the ending made me cry. But the determination, the humanity of these characters kept me turning the pages, and makes me wish to read anything more about them :)

Ships: Four/Tris

Prompts: I would be lying if I didn't want a happier ending for the end of this series, but I do understand why Roth ended it like that. (But any happy ending AUs are much welcome!) Post-Canon, how Four, Christina, and Caleb (or any of them) make their way in the new world. Caleb, how he became who he was (with the books hidden in his room)? AUs - I always felt that the series could have gone many different ways.

Gyakuten Saiban | Ace Attorney
Athena Cykes, Simon Blackquill, Ema Skye, Klavier Gavin

I love Ace Attorney :) I love it and have played all the games except for Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney and Miles Edgeworth 2 :) I love this quirky cast of characters and how they interact with each other :) The improbable cases (with lazy villains! wild imaginations!)! Court banter! :) The humor!

Ships: Simon/Athena, Klavier/Ema

Prompts: Casefic! Or just relaxing at the Wright Anything Agency/Prosecutor's Office! I would love funny fics in this fandom :) Or h/c (especially in Simon/Athena's case, more realistically) :)

Gen prompts: I'd like fic on Ema - I was wondering where she was the whole of DD. Has she finally passed her forensics test? Is she still working under Klavier? Or under Edgeworth? :) On Simon, how does one adjust to the world outside bars (more people to terrorize with Taka? He can actually carry a sword!)? How did Athena meet Phoenix? How does Klavier deal with not being a rock star anymore - does he still secretly write songs?

Simon/Athena - would like post-canon fic -> maybe Athena tries to help Simon adjust to life beyond bars? Takes him shopping or to the barber? How do two people who are ready to throw away their lives for each other get together? (Possibly some angst, maybe some meddling friends, maybe some 'therapy', maybe something like a mad criminal?)

Klavier/Ema - I like to think that maybe Ema was helping Klavier in DD with the evidence, maybe a missing scene like that? Or any office fic, with Klavier teasing/flirting with her? Does Ema ever get affected by Klavier's sex appeal (and will she succumb? And maybe give him a dose of his own medicine?)?

Rurouni Kenshin
Himura Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru, Myoujin Yahiko, Sagara Sanosuke

I've read the manga and watched the anime and the OAVs :) RK was my first serious anime/manga and I still love it more than ten years later :) I particularly love how well fleshed out each character is and how they've become so much of a family to each other :)

Ships: Kenshin/Kaoru

Prompts: Ensemble fic! Hijinks in the dojo! Post-Canon things! Missing scenes! Kaoru finally teaching Yahiko the succession technique for Kamiya Kasshin! Sano and Kenshin having chats about the ladies! Kaoru just plainly kicking ass (and maybe getting more students)! Anything would be lovely :)

Song of the Lioness
Alanna of Pirate's Swoop and Olau, Alexander of Tirragen, Buriram Tourakom, Francis of Nond, Gareth I of Naxen, George Cooper, Jonathan of Conté, Raoul of Goldenlake and Malorie's Peak, Thayet jian Wilima, Thom of Trebond

I have a soft spot for this series since it's the first Tamora Pierce series I read :)

Ships: George/Alanna, Jonathan/Thayet, Buri/Raoul

Prompts:
Alex: I always felt there was a lot happening with Alex behind the scenes of the books. What did Alex do as Roger's squire? What would Alex want to wish for with Roger's ascending to the throne? Could Alex had known more about Alanna than other people did?

George/Alanna: I always wondered how Alanna's wedding would have gone. Would there be controversy with mixing people from the Court of the Rogue and nobility? Or George and Alanna, just raising their little children. Or what mission were George and Alanna on when she gave birth to Thom?

Alanna/Jonathan/Raoul/Gary: Tamora Pierce said that they're much better friends than ever post series and that they see each other all the time at balls and matters of state! I'd like to see some of those, or maybe missing scenes from when they were still pages/squires! :)

Buri/Thayet: I'd like to know how they settled in Corus, especially with Thayet being courted by Jonathan. How they set up schools and the Queen's Riders, or maybe the incident of Thayet's Dress fleshed out :)

Francis: I always had a soft spot for him :( Anything about the quiet boy who did not live to be a man would be lovely.

Buri/Raoul: They aren't a couple until Protector of the Small, but I love their friendship (and similar aversion to balls) :) How did the first years of the Queen's Riders and the first years of changing up the King's Own go for each of them? Did they train with each other?

I hope I haven't bored you with my rambling! Happy writing; I'm sure I'll love whatever you've written for me :)

Love,
fluffybun
fluffybun: determined Pikachu (determined)
So I don't lose it. :)






Embracing imperfection Easily amused Cloth / Fabric Matchmaking Knickknacks / Trinkets
Lost / Found Carving/Drawing names/initials Adoption Worth it Rainbow
Confidence / Insecurities Catching snowflakes WILD CARD Trust Communication
Eyes Milestone Celebration Long-distance relationship Public transportation
Childhood sweethearts Favorite Pillow / Blanket fort Formal Bows / Frills / Lace


Back to ShipSwap editing. O.o;
fluffybun: determined Pikachu (determined)
I love fanfiction.net a lot (it got me into years of lurking then finally taking the plunge), but it's very hard for me to find appropriate covers for fanfiction I write there. :( (Why I doubt I'll get some of my stuff on AO3 on Fanfiction.net).

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Here is my card, because after a happy Yuletide and Fandom Stocking (squee too much for this post), I want to write some more :)


presumed deadtelepathy / mindmeldindecent proposalrole reversalau: college / highschool
au: alternate gender normsdeathficimmortality / reincarnationcharacter in distressforbidden fruit
mind controlau: royalty / aristocracy / feudalFREE

SPACE
celebratory kissau: other
epistolaryau: fantasytwenty-four hours to livefake relationshipamnesia
unrequited love / piningsecret twin / doppelgangermeet the parents / familyrites of passage / coming of agein vino veritas / drunkfic

fluffybun: Pikachu happy (Default)
Hurray, it's finished, my line in [community profile] hc_bingo  :)

Link to my card: fluffybun.dreamwidth.org/1041.html#cutid1

Prompts: Amnesia, bruises, forced to face fear, phobia, stalkers

Title: Better Buried
Fandom: Black Swan
Prompt: Amnesia
Medium: fic
Wordcount: 515
Rating: PG
Warnings: some mention of self-harm
Summary: It’s better not to remember, she thinks, when she does.
Link: fluffybun.dreamwidth.org/1726.html#cutid1

Title: Reprogramming
Fandom: Pokemon Special
Prompt: Forced to Face Fear
Medium: fic
Wordcount: 1871
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: To prepare for anything, Sapphire realizes she has to face her childhood fear.
Other notes: Spoilers up to the end of the Emerald Arc (Vol 29); Franticshipping.
Link: fluffybun.dreamwidth.org/1963.html#cutid1

Title: Poorly Planned
Fandom: Pokemon Special
Prompt: Phobia
Medium: fic
Wordcount: 1782
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Summary: Gold has a fear of needles, something that he’d never live down if anyone finds out.
Link: fluffybun.dreamwidth.org/2113.html#cutid1


Title: Traces of a Person
Fandom: Pokemon Special
Prompt: Bruises
Medium: fic
Wordcount: 2,861
Rating: PG
Warnings: slight mention of violence
Summary: They aren’t pretty, but they speak more of what she’s gone through better than any words she can say to him.

Other notes: Spoilers for Ruby Sapphire arc of Pokemon Special. Franticshipping.
Link: fluffybun.dreamwidth.org/2454.html#cutid1
 

Title: Crumble
Fandom: Yu-Gi-Oh GX
Prompt: Stalkers
Medium: fic
Wordcount: 1297
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Summary: She can’t speak, but she’ll be helped through the ordeal.

Other notes: Slightly Fianceshipping, Valentineshipping.
Link: fluffybun.dreamwidth.org/2560.html#cutid1

Now to hopefully finish some fandom stocking stuff :)

fluffybun: Pikachu happy (Default)
Last one!

(Though I want to continue this, I need to do some more canon review of Season 4 first. :()

Title: Crumble
Fandom: Yu-Gi-Oh GX
Prompt: Stalkers
Medium: fic
Wordcount: 1297
Rating: PG
Warnings: none

Summary: She can’t speak, but she’ll be helped through the ordeal.

Other notes: Slightly Fianceshipping, Valentineshipping.



fluffybun: Pikachu happy (Default)
Second to the last!

Title: Traces of a Person
Fandom: Pokemon Special
Prompt: Bruises
Medium: fic
Wordcount: 2,861
Rating: PG
Warnings: slight mention of violence
Summary: They aren’t pretty, but they speak more of what she’s gone through better than any words she can say to him.

Other notes: Spoilers for Ruby Sapphire arc of Pokemon Special. Franticshipping.



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