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14th-Oct-2008 07:05 pm - Final Fantasy VII/XII: Strange Untitled Stockmarket AU (Tseng/Balthier, Tseng/Rufus)
Strange Untitled Stockmarket!AU

Fandom: Final Fantasy VII/Final Fantasy XII/The Stock Exchange
Rating: PG-99
Characters: Balthier/Tseng, Tseng/Rufus
Summary: Tseng's in New York, Balthier's in London, and Rufus is in the sky as the world burns around them. Hedging on futures can be such tricky things.
Functional explanation: It's all [info]logistika_nyx's fault (on LJ). A good chunk of this belongs to her, adapted to fit the situation and tense. You can read the original crack-ery here to see precisely which bits. Nyx: I apologise. Profusely. But probably not profusely enough.

Mostly, this is just a trader!AU: in which Tseng and Balthier make money on the gone-to-shit stock markets of our world. And Rufus waggles his eyebrows a bit. Hooray!

2425 words and oh, such a hell I am going to for this. Beware un-beta'd tense shifts!

'Are you an optimist?' Balthier would say into the receiver, when Tseng picked up. )
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. )
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?' )
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!]
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. )
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 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-Apr-2008 09:19 pm - Final Fantasy VII: School Days, (Tseng, Rufus, Reeve cameo; college student AU)
Title: School Days (Are The Best Days Of Your Life)
Pairing: Tseng, Rufus, Reeve cameo
Rating: PG
Summary: Tseng's brilliant, but bored; Rufus is bored, but brilliant; Reeve just wants to build things and teach his classes in peace, damn it, so count him out of the Junon University ratrace, and he wouldn't mind them leaving off the world domination either.
Warnings: Written for [info]roads_diverged's theme of "college students". This one's a lighthearted jaunt through the woods; don't expect anything too serious from the boys. *g* Set in a quasi-Midgar universe, contorted and then spat out again.

2393 words, with plenty of age!bending and Rufus in jeans.

'Oh, no, Rufus, if you want to do any recruiting, do it on your own turf - leave my kids alone.' )
6th-Apr-2008 11:45 am - Crisis Core: Surveillance Duty (Cissnei, Aerith, Tseng)
This is why syncing journals is a pain in the ass. D:

Another monster spawned from a prompt; (from Obabscribbler on LJ; something Cissnei/Aerith, post-Zack).

Title: Surveillance Duty
Characters: Cissnei, Aerith, Tseng
Rating: PG
Summary: Cissnei starts to Aerith; then Cissnei realises she can't stop. (What, she wonders, would it be like to have something and be someone normal?)
Warnings: Set after the Nibelheim mission. Slight timeline liberty taken, spoilers for Before Crisis.

1121 words, and hooray for relationship ambiguity!

Cissnei could see why Zack'd fallen for Aerith. )
3rd-Apr-2008 08:07 pm - Fic: Prodigal (Lazard, Reeve)
Title: Prodigal
Rating: PG
Characters: Lazard, Reeve
Summary: The calmer side of Shinra's corporate belly (the ones who don't kill anyone, or at least not first hand) have a chat in the middle of SOLDIER's beaten up training room - about genial things, like bloodthirty inter-departmental undercutting, and temperamental subordinates, but definitely not about family.
Warnings: Speculation about Lazard's heritage (not overtly mentioned in game canon, but so strongly hinted at that I couldn't resist). Lots of invention regarding Shinra, but we're all used to that by now...

1209 words. Lazard must have thrown some kind of a fit after Sephiroth, Genesis and Angeal did that number on the training simulator. As for Reeve - don't ask me, ask him.

The door to the training room slid open. 'Wait, they broke it again?' )
31st-Mar-2008 01:44 pm - FFXII: Reins of History (2/?, Balthier, cast)
Title: Reins of History 2/?
Rating: PG
Summary: Everyone wants to remember Ffamran, even those of House Solidor. Balthier, it seems, is the only one who believes that he is perfectly justified in leaving his past as it is - buried. It's painful, being this popular.
Characters: Cast, with emphasis on Larsa, Zargabaath and Balthier.

2292 words. This arc still determinedly attempts to remain as genfic, no matter how hard I plead and beg and moan and whimper. Part 1.


Authority and Balthier do not mix )
31st-Mar-2008 01:43 pm - FFXII: Reins of History (1/?, Balthier, cast)
Title: Reins of History
Rating: PG (genfic)
Summary: Vaan and Penelo play catch up with two sky pirates, one of whom is a leading man quite unwilling to act anymore.
Characters: Balthier, Fran, Vaan, Penelo, splitsecond appearance by Boobsy Woman Elza.

1536 words. First part (prelude, really!) to a planned series revolving around Balthier, because the boy won't shut up even when gagged. He'd probably enjoy it, too.


It was what Master Reddas would have wanted, and in any case, you're the only one who's got enough decency and brains to take over the port, you pig headed, obstinate, self-centred dandy. )
31st-Mar-2008 01:40 pm - Crisis Core: Fact of the Matter (Zack, Tseng)
Title: Fact of the Matter
Characters: Zack, Tseng
Rating: PG
Summary: Zack's spent too much damned time in helicopters watching Tseng watching him watching Tseng.
Warnings: Crisis Core insertfic just after Zack and Tseng have that... interesting conversation regarding Aerith outside the church.

1255 words. Genfic. Tseng is a bit twisty, but only if you squint.

Tseng tilted his head to the side, just barely. 'I wasn't aware that I was looking at you in any particular way.' )
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