100 words, for a three-sentence prompt on [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic: "hope is a lie - this is where angels die". Aziraphale/Crowley deathfic.

Grim Salvation

They found them after the battle: an angel lying still and silent, deep in the Devil's half of the field, cradled gently in a demon's arms against the horrors that surrounded them. Despite the chaos and the cruelty around them, the angel lay untouched, his single wound a swift, sure stroke into his heart, and by the demon's trembling hand there lay a sword.

"They didn't hurt him," the demon whispered hollowly, and in his eyes there was no victory, only a love enacted without hope, and that last and terrible mercy that had been all he'd had to give.
There are moments when I realise that the continuum between fanfic, AU and original story can be very, very short when it comes to my writing. It makes me wonder somewhat about my writing impulses.

There are several original worlds/storylines that I basically run as comfort stories in my head. I mean, when I'm walking or thinking or somewhere without access to external stories, or when I'm lying abed trying to sleep and kind of failing at it, or just when I want to ramble around in some world that isn't this one, I tend to grab around among the stories in my head until I find one that feels good right now, and let it run awhile.

I'm mentioning this now because I was running one earlier, and tracing it back through earlier iterations out of curiosity's sake, and abruptly remembered that that story had initially started out as a fandom AU. It'd been more or less morphed beyond all recognition by the present iteration, but it had actually started as a mental fanfic.

And there are a couple of those, now that I'm remembering them. I tend to write AUs at the drop of a hat, and to imagine AUs for half the bloody canons I've ever seen/read, and some of the ones I don't end up actually writing as fanfic have a tendency to shift on me. Just as an illustration, a couple of the ones I actually ended up writing fragments of in their orig-fic forms:

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( Jan. 31st, 2014 10:29 pm)
Your OTP is what you are subconsciously looking for in a relationship.

The first thing that came to mind was Aziraphale/Crowley. Apparently, what I subconsciously want in a relationship is 6000 years of comfortable enmity wherein we quietly help each other cheat against the rest of the cosmos on the grounds that we find each other the only more-or-less sensible beings in it.

... This oddly seems neither strange nor a problem to me -_-;
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( Aug. 29th, 2013 12:52 am)
I know I owe people other fic, I haven't forgotten that. But this has been sitting on my laptop in various stages of completion for about two months now, and it finally spilled out tonight, so I'm posting it before it changes its mind -_-; Prequel to Enemy Mine, the apocalyptic GO space AU.

Title: A Slow Insurrection
Rating: R
Fandom: Good Omens, Christian Myth
Characters/Pairings: Crowley, Aziraphale (Azra), Lucifer, Gabriel, Azazel, Michael, Jesus, Judas, Adam Young. Aziraphale/Crowley
Summary: Six moments in a galactic war of biblical proportions and the slow insurrection that is seeded through them, as an angel and a demon struggle to make sense of a universe at war and their places in it.
Wordcount: 7028
Warnings/Notes: Backstory for Enemy Mine. AU, blasphemy, violence, civil war, genocide, dystopia, apocalypse, first contact, planetary destruction, exile, all the good stuff
Disclaimer: Really not mine

Post-apocalyptic space opera AU. Of Good Omens. Because why not? I don't even know where this came from. I'm having a very strange week, yes? *shakes head, ducks sheepishly* Have some space-rebel angels and demons, okay?

Title: Enemy Mine
Rating: R
Fandom: Good Omens
Characters/Pairings: Azra (Aziraphale), Crowley, an enemy angel. Mention of Gabriel, Lucifer, Azazel, Adam. Crowley/Aziraphale.
Summary: On the burnt-out remains of a radiation-flooded planet, Heaven's spies and Hell's space fleets draw down on two battered rebel fighters, defectors who defy both sides equally and who have joined a rebellion that seeks to overthrow an entire cosmology. Heaven and Hell might have bitten off more than they can chew
Wordcount: 6562
Warnings/Notes: AU. Violence, civil war, religious conflict, genetic engineering, implied slavery, implied planetary destruction, implied genocide. You know. Cheerful stuff -_-;
Disclaimer: Not mine. Oh, so very much not.

Wheel'n'Deal. The Dresden Files/Good Omens prompt fic that got slightly out of hand on me -_-;

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( Oct. 3rd, 2012 06:15 pm)
For [livejournal.com profile] nihstel. For the prompt: He's trying a new skin, and this one hurts.

Title: Searskin
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Good Omens
Characters/Pairings: Crowley, touch of Aziraphale. Gen, character study
Summary: He had earned his name in transformation. And no-one had figured out, until too late, the joke in that
Wordcount: 1000-odd
Warnings/Notes: Some distressing imagery, perhaps. Set just post-almost-Apocalypse, and pre-Eden
Disclaimer: Not mine

Searskin )
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( Sep. 18th, 2012 11:26 pm)
For today's theme on [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic:

Good Omens - Wacky Races (Aziraphale & Crowley):

The angel was a miracle driver. Quite literally, actually. The second time the gearbox had dropped off to lie forlorn in the middle of the road like something out of a cartoon, Crowley had insisted. There was only so much he'd see done to a fine car before he snapped.

Avengers - Zodiac (Tony, Bruce, Ensemble):

"So why's the guy who looks like me the paranoid, nervous wreck, and Bruce's doppleganger is the wise, cool cop?"

Tony was considering huffing at the suddenly expressionless faces, putting Zodiac away, when Bruce looked over with a rueful smile.

"It had to be true in some universe, didn't it?"

Captain America - Loyalty (Steve/Bucky):

The place is going up like a firework display, and honestly he can't even really be sure this suddenly perfect Steve isn't some kind of hallucination, but ... hallucination or not, Steve came for him, and he's never left Steve behind in his life, and he damn well isn't starting now.


It's not Captain America he's following, because he doesn't know who the hell that guy is. But the guy who got himself outnumbered and shot at and blown up, the familiar idiot who'd die for you just because you needed him to ... Yeah. That's the idiot he's following.

Person of Interest - Eggs Benedict (Finch/Reese):

It wasn't the food. Past a certain point in your career as an operative, and definitely past a point as a drunkard, you stopped caring so much about what things tasted like. But this ... This was confidence and acceptance and trust, and it was the best thing he'd ever tasted.

Frankenstein - Remorse (Creature/Frankenstein):

Strange, the monster thought. Had Frankenstein always been so frail? So shrunken, so wounded and craven and fragile? Was it only in death, this visage of weakness? Or perhaps ... was it only in death, that eyes could see clear?

"I mourn you," he whispered, pierced remorse. "And shall follow hence."

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes - Sacrificial (Bruce Banner):

He sacrificed his freedom (his body, his will, his life), to save the lives that stood to be lost if he didn't. Sometimes he wonders, in the endless empty echo-chamber at the heart of the Hulk, if the life he sacrificed wasn't given a little more literally than he'd thought.
From this meme. Posting here as they're completed:

Methos & Nikola Tesla (Highlander/Sanctuary), for [livejournal.com profile] oneiriad

Crowley & John Marcone (Good Omens/Dresden Files), for anonymous

Crowley & Tony Stark (Good Omens/Avengers movievers), for [livejournal.com profile] nihstel (only tiny, this one, for some reason)

JARVIS/TARDIS (Avengers movieverse/Doctor Who), for [livejournal.com profile] laeria (turned into a ficlet on me instead)

Nick Fury & J'onn J'onzz (Avengers movieverse/DC comics), for [livejournal.com profile] sablin27

Tony Stark & Harold Finch (Avengers movieverse/Person of Interest), for [livejournal.com profile] marbleglove

Crowley & Vimes (Good Omens/Discworld), for [livejournal.com profile] subsequent

Nanny Ogg & Queen Mab (Discworld/Dresden Files), for [livejournal.com profile] ciaranbochna
Added to as they're completed (meme still open):

5 Thor/Jane ficlets (Avengers movieverse): for the prompts Star, Bridgebuilder, Distance, Tacos, Sketching (I've never written this pair before)

5 Tony Stark ficlets (Avengers movieverse): for the prompts Success, Pride, Time, Family, Future (Slightly longer than they should be)

5 Crowley ficlets (Good Omens): for the prompts Martini, Blog, Babylonia, Future, Duck (... I love Australia. And sci-fi)

5 Tony/Loki ficlets (Avengers movieverse): for the prompts Adroit, Aeneous, Gracile, Incipient, Selcouth (some violence, and a mention of Hel)

5 Loki & Dummy (& Tony) ficlets (Avengers movieverse): for the prompts Peace, War, Love, Marshmallows, Barbecue (serious fluff and mild violence warnings on these)

5 Fury & Coulson ficlets (Avengers movieverse): for the prompts Expectations, Presentations, Trust, Friendship, Humour (went a little long - turns out I like this pair)

5 Pepper & JARVIS ficlets (Avengers movieverse): for the prompts Concern, Adept, Spectrum, Silence, Metal (... they break my heart, a little, these two)

5 Fury & Tony ficlets (Avengers movieverse): for the prompts Genius, Genuine, Concern, Heart-stopping, Mesmerising (went a little long again, Nick seems to do that to me)
A meme I saw somewhere, and decided, why not? *smiles tiredly* An indulgence, but howandever. *waves airily*

I should clarify, these are my five recent favourites (meaning either recently written, or just recently brought back to my attention). Lists like this tend to change day to day, with me. Heh. So. An ecclectic selection, yes?

Top Five Favourite Fics I've Written:

1. Twisted (655 words)
Fandom: The Pagemaster (1994)
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Horror, Horror/Adventure, mentioned Adventure/Fantasy
Summary: Books are twisted by the stories they hold, and love has a horror all its own. Horror muses on love, and his own nature

Why )

2. Koschei the Deathless (1673 words)
Fandom: Sanctuary (TV)
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Nikola, Nigel, Helen. Mentioned Nikola/Helen
Summary: The story of where Koschei the Deathless kept his heart

Why )

3. Into The Grey (1168 words)
Fandom: Good Omens
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: Crowley, Aziraphale, Aziraphale/Crowley
Summary: The world fell softly, a feather at a time

Why )

4. Nova (2664 words)
Fandom: Avengers movieverse
Rating: R
Characters/Pairings: Tony, Loki, Avengers. Tony/Loki, just a touch
Summary: Loki is broken and bitter and beautiful, fire and the ending of things. Loki is the end of them. In it's way, that's alright, too

Why )

5. All The Best Trouble (2841 words)
Fandom: Avengers movieverse
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: James 'Rhodey' Rhodes, Tony Stark, Nick Fury. Rhodey & Tony
Summary: The one where Tony and Rhodey randomly play Top Gun in Helicarrier airspace, and Nick Fury is a sneaky-ass SOB

Why )
For [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic. Um. Dark like a very dark thing. Do not piss War off, ladies and gentlemen. Title, by the by, is from the play by William Congreve. For, yes, exactly the lines you're thinking of.

Title: The Mourning Bride
Rating: R
Fandoms: Avengers movieverse, Good Omens
Characters/Pairings: Thor, War, mention of Odin, Loki, Jane, Heaven Hell. Thor/War, Thor/Jane (hinted Odin/War, too)
Summary: "In my youth I courted War." And now, Thor, she's about to court you back
Wordcount: 678
Warnings/Notes: It's War, yes? Also Thor, and Odin, and Loki, and implications for most of the plots of Thor and Avengers. Dark like a very dark thing
Disclaimer: Not mine, either of them

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( Jun. 12th, 2012 08:03 pm)
The theme over on [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic is '50 words'. *grins* So. Small ficlet time. Heh. Adding as I do them:

I also received some lovely fills for prompts on Schmendrick from Last Unicorn, the Devil from Chris de Burgh's Spanish Train, Aziraphale & Crowley from Good Omens, and Vincennes & Exley from L.A. Confidential. Heh. They're wonderful.
Meme still open, I'm just adding these as they're finished.

5 Tony & Bruce ficlets (Avengers movieverse), for [livejournal.com profile] oneiriad. Bruce thinks Tony is mildly insane, I think.

5 John Marcone +/ Harry Dresden ficlets (Dresden Files), for [livejournal.com profile] marbleglove. John is a scary man, just so's you know.

5 Aziraphale/Crowley ficlets (Good Omens), for [livejournal.com profile] nihstel. Slightly more ... sensual? ... than my usual, I think. Heh.

5 Natasha & Bruce ficlets (Avengers movieverse), for [livejournal.com profile] sablin27. I, ah, have some small issues with them as a pairing, to warn.

5 Clint Barton ficlets (Avengers movieverse), for [livejournal.com profile] moonaft. Clint is my shakiest Avenger, to warn. *sheepish*
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( May. 1st, 2012 05:32 pm)
For a prompt on [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic.

Title: Small Temptations
Rating: PG (ish)
Fandom: Good Omens
Characters/Pairings: Aziraphale, Crowley. Implied Aziraphale/Crowley
Summary: How to make a proper cup of tea, and why Aziraphale sometimes ... doesn't
Wordcount: 450
Disclaimer: Not mine

One more for [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic's Lovecraft theme, before I go to bed. A rare, forbidden book, in the same universe as Aziraphale ...

Title: Dead Tomes
Rating: PG-13?
Fandom: Good Omens, Cthulhu mythos
Prompt: Author's choice, discovering a peculiar book
Wordcount: 540

icarus_chained: lurid original bookcover for fantomas, cropped (artemus gordon)
( Mar. 1st, 2012 01:53 pm)
From [livejournal.com profile] shadadukal

1. Leave a comment to this post!
2. I will give you a letter.
3. Post the names of five fictional characters whose names begin with that letter, and your thoughts on each. The characters can be from books, movies, or TV shows.

And for [livejournal.com profile] grav_ity:

Taking this one out of order. It just showed up quicker. *shrugs* And, again, more fic than ficlet. I'm bad at this whole 'short story' thing, aren't I?

Title: Wheel'n'Deal
Rating: PG-13
Fandoms: Dresden Files, Good Omens
Characters/Pairings: Harry Dresden, Crowley, random cultists. Background Aziraphale/Crowley
Summary: I was having a bad day. The kind that starts with a baseball bat to the head, and ends with a really smug demon helping you out of a circle
Wordcount: 2755
Warnings/Notes: Set somewhere around Death Masks for DF, I think. Post book for GO
Prompt: For [livejournal.com profile] subsequent, who wanted Harry and Crowley, meetings
Disclaimer: Not mine

For [livejournal.com profile] sablin27. From Shadow Play, a very dark Good Omens/Supernatural crossover. Um. I ... am not particularly coherant, about this one. It ... came from too far down. *shrugs uneasily*



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