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30th-Aug-2008 06:20 pm - Final Fantasy VII: Dark City Lights (Tseng/Reno)
Dark City Lights

Fandom: Final Fantasy VII (OGC)
Characters: Tseng/Reno, hinted Tseng/Rufus
Rating: R
Summary: Sometimes you just want the world to burn as much as you burn inside; sometimes you want all hell to break loose so that you don't feel too alone, or too frenetic.

1111 words and one of those pairings I'd never thought I'd write.

And he's too close to home to feel jaded. )
22nd-Aug-2008 09:16 pm - Baccano!: To Come, And Go
This one sort of came for me in part because of inspiration from [info]laylah's most amazing fic (I hope you don't mind!); this psychotic little offshoot now rests as the second of my weird pan-fandom immortality Triple Bill. \o\

Title: To Come, And Go
Fandom: Baccano!
Characters: Luck/Claire, Claire/Chane, appearances by the rest of the Gandors
Rating: Soft, soft R
Summary: Luck tries something - some things - he shouldn't, in search of something - some things - that he's not sure he should have.

1877 words and weird little family issues.

It makes Luck smile, at least, before the doors close and separate them both. )
22nd-Aug-2008 06:33 pm - Final Fantasy VII: To Pay Dearly
First in the Triple Bill: three fics from three fandoms dealing with the topic-of-the-day. \o\ Today's exposition courtesy of Friedrich Nietzsche:

"One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive."

Not my usual fare, I'll be the first to admit, but there's distinct fun in poking pain and torture at Tseng in a way that involves so few guns. 8D

Title: To Pay Dearly
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII (post-CC, pre-AC)
Characters: Tseng, Hojo
Rating: PG
Warnings: Creepy scientist man? Spoilers for BC.
Summary: Good specimens are always the most difficult to acquire.

1062 words and mmmm, Shinra politics all over again.

Tseng kept his eyes on the electronic count of his heart rate. )
9th-Jul-2008 11:01 pm - FFVII: Restorations, Interlude I (Rufus, Tseng, Reeve cameo)
Rufus' interlude for Restorations, go! \o/ Suit!sortofkink, also... sort of go!

Title: Restorations, Interlude I
Rating: PG
Characters: Rufus/Tseng, Reeve
Summary: Even in the aftermath of everything, few men would tell Rufus Shinra what to do with his life.
Warnings: I worldbuild too much. Machiavelli is probably rolling in his grave. Rufus Shinra is an asshole, also.

Restorations I

2657 words and finally managing to manhandle Rufus into a suit. Sorta. Kinda. Almost.

Dying, to Rufus, was a concept seen in relative terms. )
7th-Jul-2008 11:22 pm - FFVII: Different Country For Different Men (Vincent/Veld)

Title: Different Country For Different Men
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Vincent/Veld
Summary: Vincent and Veld take a moment in the middle of Midgar rising.
Warnings: Hello, blast from the past. This fic is the total fault of (deep breath) [info]logistika_nyx, [info]knightlineninja, [info]white_jenna, [info]aikonamika and every other person who mentioned the name "Vincent" to me anytime in the last 24 hours. :D

1384 words and holy shit more worldbuilding, what the hell, and Shakespeare.

Different country for different men, back then. )
7th-Jul-2008 09:32 pm - Drabble: FFVII: Honorifics (Tseng/Veld)
Um. This is a "drabble", because Veld says it's so. *BEAMS* There may be "fic" later tonight. God damn Turks.

Title: Honorifics
Rating: PG
Characters: Tseng, Veld. You can turn that comma into a slash, if you want.
Summary: Tseng tries to disinherit himself; Veld thinks he should be doing otherwise. He teaches Tseng to fence with words - in this language and that - because it will be a better blade than any Tseng will ever learn to wield.
Warnings: I don't think I will ever be comfortable counting this in any canon, because it rapes the Japanese language in an attempt to Make Stuff Up About Wutai. Sort of follows after Growing Pains. More wooby Tseng!

1115 words is a drabble; Tseng still has a lot of growing to do. \o\

'There are too many ways of getting around the deferential in this language,' Veld points out. 'How many ways would you tier the company if you spoke the right one instead?' )
6th-Jul-2008 12:28 am - FFVII: Growing Pains (Veld/Tseng)
*PAINED VICTORY CRY* OH GOD YES. If you are looking for polished Tseng - this is not the place. I present to you baby!Tseng and papa!Veld and all the muck of the Past (TM). \o\ /o/

Title: Growing Pains
Rating: Soft R
Characters: Veld/Tseng
Warnings: A bit of manhandling. All in a day's work for a Turk, really. Pairings if you squint.
Summary: Growing into his responsibility as a Turk was not automatic for Tseng; some things you have to be trained how to do.

5507 words and a whole lot of invented Tseng!backstory, oh god.

Oh?' Veld said, looking up. 'You'll say many things about me when I'm gone, Tseng, but be sure of one thing. You will not say that I brought you up to be a good man.' )
5th-Jul-2008 07:49 pm - Baccano!/Ocean's 11: Making Family (Claire, Danny)
Title: Making Family
Fandom: Baccano!/Ocean's 11
Characters: Claire, Danny
Rating: PG
Warnings: Written for [info]no_true_pair. There's slash. But only if you sort of turn your head sideways and squint.
Summary: Danny doesn't want to have kids; Claire would kill to have some. It doesn't take too long before Danny realises, maybe this kid isn't so bad after all --

1528 words and really bad recruiting skills. I HAVE NO EXCUSE.

Not there was anything to make easier, because Danny wasn't doing this, because if Danny did do it Rusty would have a -- )
3rd-Jul-2008 11:49 pm - The Left Hand of Darkness: Once, In Estre (Therem/Arek)
Written for [info]kinkfest, but in all honesty, this is probably so small a fandom that no one will quite get it anyway. In which case, here comes some context to save the day!

The book, The Left Hand of Darkness, is an incredible story about everything from politics to gender to love to strength; its storyline focuses on a single human envoy, Genly Ai, sent to the planet Winter - where the physical norm is to be sexless until the short period of time each month where one goes into kemmer and attains either one gender or the other. There he attempts to get them to integrate into a inter-planetary system, but his efforts are stalled by quibbles between the two native nations of Karhide and Orgoreyn --

But I'm not good at telling that story, and the fic is about Estraven - one of the main characters and the most beautiful man, I think, yet created in fiction, and I say that without caring how he looks like - a Karhidish man more in love with the whole than its parts. I typed out a few extracts of Le Guin's actual text for reference, and you can find it at the bottom of this post (and, if you've never read the book before, I suggest reading it first!).

Uh. Long story short: Le Guin is the master, I am merely the sad little slave.

Title: Once, In Estre
Rating: PG
Fandom: The Left Hand of Darkness
Characters: Therem/Arek
Summary: Once upon a time, in Estre, Therem Harth had been happy.
Warnings: Uh, "incest"?

512 words and epic failure at living up to really great work.

Once upon a time in Estre, he had been a foolish youth. )

Around 6000 words of extracts. Any typos are mine. )

[and equal marriage still wants YOU for their fundraising army!]
30th-Jun-2008 11:27 am - FFVII: Restorations I (Tseng, Rufus, Reeve, Wutai, Midgar)
This is the first part of a longer fic that I don't have the time to write as a one shot. It's - just read it, okay? I'll buy you cookies if you do. Or something. 8D Based on a canon-AU; I am wondering if [info]roads_diverged will let me post this there? HI? HI?

Title: Restorations I
Rating: PG
Characters: Tseng, Rufus, Reeve, Wutai, Midgar, everyone.
Summary: And Shinra said, we are going to save the world, and then said, but let us start with restorations.
Warnings: First part of a multiparter - one or two more chapters planned. Canon AU. "What happens after Midgar". Gen, with slash when you squint. You may have to squint less in other chapters. Rufus Shinra is in the god damned house.

2410 words, and Rufus would like you to know that he is perfectly harmless, thank you.

They sent him into Wutai because it was the predictable thing to do, and these days it paid to do things predictably. )

[and random ad again:] Go forth, ye kind hearted people, I know you want to.
26th-Jun-2008 01:44 pm - Discworld: Awhile Together (Death/Vetinari)
Pathetic little offering from my brain, which is taking a while to get back into the swing of things.

Title: Awhile Together
Rating: PG
Fandom: Discworld
Characters: Death, Vetinari, Leonard cameo
Warnings Written for Springkink: Death/Vetinari: caught doing something he shouldn't have been doing - I think I could walk with you / Through the shadows of your nights.
Summary: They're oddly similar, Death and Vetinari, and it's not a comparison made for humour's sake alone.

686 words. I have been terribly, terribly behind on SK. I apologise, and really, um, not too many excuses here. More gen-like than anything, really!

He comes, and comes quietly, almost unheard. )
13th-Jun-2008 12:20 am - Porn battle!
In spite of failing drastically at porn, ended up doing one Tseng/Rufus one anyway.

Now to resist the temptation to write these two:

Crossover: Baccano!/Final Fantasy VII - Rufus/Luck - I always get what I want
Crossover: Baccano!/Final Fantasy VII - Tseng/Luck - He'd come to Turks of his own free will. But he did give them a chase first.

But. But. But. But.
11th-Jun-2008 09:27 pm - Final Fantasy VII: Autumn Has Departed (Tseng)
So, instead of working on Springkink or 0TP, what do I do? Collect Turk!prompts and write 'em, naturally. 8D Going to hell now.

Title: Autumn Has Departed
Rating: PG
Characters: Tseng, Rufus cameo, mentions of Zack
Summary: After the stigma comes the cleansing. Everyone in Shinra has their own forms of absolution; Tseng's is pilgrimage.
Warnings: Set after AC, with a whole lot of arbitrary worldbuilding thrown in for kicks.

1527 words and this waka:

If I knew the way
I'd seek it out and set forth too;
With scarlet leaves
Woven into offerings,
Autumn has departed

'There's something I need to do,' Tseng replied. )
10th-Jun-2008 05:15 pm - Final Fantasy VII: 5 Times Tseng Did Interesting Negotiations (Tseng, Tseng/Rufus)
Irrelevant to fic below, but: I want to write Turkfic so hard right now, but I've got this block the size of Jupiter in my brain, or something. Leave prompts, flist? Cookies if they include Tseng? Extra chocolate chips if they include, say, a way a Turk'd... deal with a target?

For [info]aikonamika (Turks on a no-kill job):

Title: 5 Times Tseng Did Interesting Negotiations
Rating: PG
Characters: Tseng, implied Tseng/Rufus and a whole bunch of cameos
Warnings: I jump canons like I jump rope.
Summary: Tseng doesn't have to get blood on his hands to make a point.

1252 words and more timeline jumps than you can shake a stick at.

Looking back, Veld had found it as important to teach Tseng how to speak as it was to teach him how to kill. )
8th-Jun-2008 04:37 pm - Baccano!/FFVII: New Men (Luck/Tseng/Rufus)
Here I point to my fic, and I point to New Men at [info]no_true_pair.

Baccano!/Final Fantasy VII, Luck/Tseng/Rufus.

It's a new age when men are unafraid of being exactly what they are; Luck envies them enough to put on the suit and call himself Shinra. (2822 words.)
8th-Jun-2008 09:34 am - Good Omens: Passing Time
AND I AM DONE FOR TODAY AJJFLJFLKAJFLFLJ. Remind me never to do two challenges after a flight ever again. Ever. Ever ever ever.

Title: Passing Time
Rating: PG
Fandom: Good Omens
Wordcount: 1048
Summary: Some things don't fall, they just... slide.
Warnings: Written for Springkink @ LJ, prompt: Crowley/Aziraphale: falling from grace - influenced by each other. Extremely frustrating to write, so may not be the best of stuff. *fails at life*

1048 and a lot of grrrr-arrgh-jetlag. I wish I could do better by this prompt. D:

They say, God and the Devil like to play games. )
6th-Jun-2008 09:26 am - Final Fantasy VII: Tradition (Elena/Tseng)
Springkink crosspost over from LJ; oh god this was such a rushed piece, I am amazed that people think it's even legible. *____*

Title: Tradition
Rating: Hard R
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Warnings: Springkink prompt was: Final Fantasy VII, Tseng/Elena: Victory celebration/Turk tradition - We like strong, happy people/Who don't think there's something wrong with pride
Summary: Not everything has to break you to help make you.

1408 words of sorta rushed writing, negotiable timelines and het!

And then she breathes in, and pushes his chin up. )
12th-May-2008 02:06 am - FFVII/Lucifer: Outward From Midgar
*sings* This is me going to hell, this is me going to hell~

Title: Outward From Midgar
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII/Lucifer (comic)
Characters: Tseng, Lucifer
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Crossover. Midgar AU. Smashee-crashee of various real cultures. The Devil. Oh, and sex.
Summary: Sometimes you just got to get bored with life before you remember to start living it. Written for [info]roads_diverged, theme: small town.

5141 words and you really, really don't need to know Lucifer. At all.

The first impression it left on him was this: roads leading everywhere and nowhere, too much sky, too much land, too few people.

Mmmm, fake-cut. Here, have a drabble-thing to make a non-fake of this post. With e.e cummings style grammar. mmmm.

lucifer in a garden (270 words) )
1st-May-2008 03:46 am - Fic: Empery (Tseng)
Title: Empery
Characters: Tseng; Veld cameo
Rating: Hard R (non-explicit sex, swearing)
Warnings: Written for [info]roads_diverged. Massive AU. Massive culture abuse. Massive abuse in general.
Summary: He was taught that Wutai was the centre of the universe; he could not understand the empire stirring in the East until it was upon him, until it destroyed him, until it changed him, until it gave him empery.

6756 words and and and and my baby. This is my justification for Wutai versus Midgar in the original game, transplanted so that it makes sense.

They said: Empire is coming. By the time he understood what they meant, it was already too late. )
26th-Apr-2008 12:06 pm - Final Fantasy VII: Survivor: Icicle Inn (AU; Tseng/Rufus, Reno cameo)
I wish I had an excuse for this, but I really, really don't. *beams* Well, it was written for [info]roads_diverged (prompt: reality show), but some things you can't even blame on prompts and AUs.

Title: Survivor: Icicle Inn
Characters: Tseng/Rufus; Reno cameo
Rating: PG (swearing)
Summary: Tseng is going to have to outwit, outplay and outlast whether he likes it or not.
Warnings: More AU than you can shake a stick at. Humour. Probably more of that than you can shake a stick at, too. I think using the tv show Survivor also counts as pretty brain breaking. The application form is real, too.

3139 words and a cunning, cunning plan.

They signed him up for it as prank; well, sort of. )
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