perfectworry: like magic play aces stay with me go places (universe & you)
title: Advent (13)
rating: G
word count: 581
summary: house rules: you have to kiss someone if you end up under the mistletoe together! hijinks ensue. (Glory/Abel)
notes: the thirteenth of twenty five kisses under the mistletoe at a Christmas party Nikos is hosting
notes2: Merry Christmas, [twitter.com profile] DrKotobuki!

Glory looked heavenward in exasperation and pinched the bridge of his nose as if warding off an oncoming headache. )
perfectworry: meet me in the door with the desert in the morning I am there (have yourself a merry little)
title: Advent (12)
rating: G
word count: 294
community: [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales 
prompt: eggnog #15: a feast
summary: house rules: you have to kiss someone if you end up under the mistletoe together! hijinks ensue. (Glory+Kristopher)
notes: the twelfth of twenty five kisses under the mistletoe at a Christmas party Nikos is hosting
perfectworry: she was still young not yet highly strung which you need to be when you get older (she grows wild in my heart)
title: Advent (11)
rating: G
word count: 172
community: [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales
prompt: sugar plum #12: our finest gifts we bring
summary: house rules: you have to kiss someone if you end up under the mistletoe together! hijinks ensue. (Aya/Mariel/Tristan)
notes: the eleventh of twenty five kisses under the mistletoe at a Christmas party Nikos is hosting

'Merry Christmas to me.' )
perfectworry: plant your hope with good seeds don't cover yourself with thistle and weeds (you have tamed no one)
title: Advent (10)
rating: G
word count: 331
community: [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales
prompt: roasted chestnut #9: a lump of coal
summary: house rules: you have to kiss someone if you end up under the mistletoe together! hijinks ensue. (Tristan/Silas)
notes: the tenth of twenty five kisses under the mistletoe at a Christmas party Nikos is hosting

'I don't suppose there's any way out of this?' )
perfectworry: meet me in the door with the desert in the morning I am there (have yourself a merry little)
title: Advent (9)
rating: G
word count: 268
community: [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales 
prompt: sugar plum #7: here we are as in olden days
summary: house rules: you have to kiss someone if you end up under the mistletoe together! hijinks ensue. (Mariel/Tristan)
notes: the ninth of twenty five kisses under the mistletoe at a Christmas party Nikos is hosting
notes2: I've been unwell for the last week or so (slept thirteen hours last night), so I'm playing catch-up now…

'Someone took my coat. You'll have to keep me warm.' )
perfectworry: meet me in the door with the desert in the morning I am there (like the saltwater sting)
title: Advent (8)
rating: G
word count: 296
community: [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales
prompt: sugar plum #6: all of the other reindeer
summary: house rules: you have to kiss someone if you end up under the mistletoe together! hijinks ensue. (Mariel/Koji)
notes: the eighth of twenty five kisses under the mistletoe at a Christmas party Nikos is hosting

'Yer not the one who has to kiss 'er.' )
perfectworry: meet me in the door with the desert in the morning I am there (have yourself a merry little)
title: Advent (7)
rating: G
word count: 258
community: [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales + [livejournal.com profile] writerverse 
prompt: sugar plum #3: bring us a figgy pudding + Phase 9: Challenge #01: Weekly Quick Fic #1: "dirty deeds"
summary: house rules: you have to kiss someone if you end up under the mistletoe together! hijinks ensue. (Koji/Silas)
notes: the seventh of twenty five kisses under the mistletoe at a Christmas party Nikos is hosting
notes2: since I was at Disneyland all day yesterday (Saturday), I had to post this on Sunday, so there's a bonus extra kiss

'I'll warm ya righ' up.' )
perfectworry: she was still young not yet highly strung which you need to be when you get older (she grows wild in my heart)
title: Advent (6)
rating: G
word count: 239
community: [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales
prompt: sugar plum #10: bring us a figgy pudding
summary: house rules: you have to kiss someone if you end up under the mistletoe together! hijinks ensue. (Kristopher+Aya)
notes: the sixth of twenty five kisses under the mistletoe at a Christmas party Nikos is hosting

'I ate all the burned ones.' )
perfectworry: she was still young not yet highly strung which you need to be when you get older (she grows wild in my heart)
title: Advent (4)
rating: G
word count: 566
community: [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales
prompt: sugar plum #9: the fire is so delightful
summary: house rules: you have to kiss someone if you end up under the mistletoe together! hijinks ensue. (Nikos/Mariel (offscreen), Mariel/Aya)
notes: the fourth of twenty five kisses under the mistletoe at a Christmas party Nikos is hosting

'Merry Christmas, and next time wear a warmer dress.' )
perfectworry: meet me in the door with the desert in the morning I am there (Default)
title: Advent (3)
rating: G
word count: 300
community: [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales
prompt: sugar plum #4: making a list and checking it twice
summary: house rules: you have to kiss someone if you end up under the mistletoe together! hijinks ensue. (Nikos/Abel)
notes: the third of twenty five kisses under the mistletoe at a Christmas party Nikos is hosting

Nikos capered down the hallway with the enthusiasm of a puppy and threw his arms around Abel. )
perfectworry: meet me in the door with the desert in the morning I am there (like the saltwater sting)
title: Advent (2)
rating: G
word count: 250
community: [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales
prompt: sugar plum #1: my true love gave to me
summary: house rules: you have to kiss someone if you end up under the mistletoe together! hijinks ensue. (Mariel/Tristan)
notes: the second of twenty five kisses under the mistletoe at a Christmas party Nikos is hosting

'I'm just worried about who else I'll end up kissing tonight. Or who might end up kissing you.' )
perfectworry: meet me in the door with the desert in the morning I am there (Default)
 
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perfectworry: black skies have changed into blue but some nights I still dream of you (but I've seen oceans)
title: Tender Loving Care
verse: Cactus Flower: Jazz Remix
community: [livejournal.com profile] writerverse + [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales
prompt: Phase #08: Challenge #02: Monthly/Mini Table (follow your heart) + poached pear #11: in sickness & in health
word count: 674
rating: G
pairing: Mariel/Aya
summary: Mariel gets sick, and Aya takes care of her. (3) Mariel is on the edge of an existential crisis, but Aya helps her calm down and rest.
notes: I'm still sick, so here's a bonus sickfic for your enjoyment.

'Let me take care of you.' )
perfectworry: meet me in the door with the desert in the morning I am there (a rabbit-hearted girl)
title: Tender Loving Care
verse: Cactus Flower: Jazz Remix
community: [livejournal.com profile] writerverse + [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales 
prompt: Phase #08: Challenge #02: Monthly/Mini Table (unfit for duty) + poached pear #3: sick & tired
word count: 1274
rating: G
pairing: Mariel/Aya
summary: Mariel gets sick and Aya takes care of her. (1)
notes: I've been sick all weekend, so I wrote a collection of sick fics.

'Are you feeling quite the thing? Sit down, love.' )

title: Tender Loving Care
verse: Cactus Flower: Jazz Remix
community: [livejournal.com profile] writerverse
prompt: Phase #08: Challenge #02: Monthly/Mini Table (heavily medicated)
word count: 133
rating: G
pairing: Mariel/Aya
summary: Mariel gets sick and Aya takes care of her. (2)

More than Aya's pillows or her hot vinegar and honey tea, it was Aya herself that made Mariel feel better as she fell into the deepest sleep she had in months. )

title: Tender Loving Care
verse: Cactus Flower: Jazz Remix
community: [livejournal.com profile] writerverse
prompt: Phase #08: Challenge #17: Weekly Quick Fic #6 (bike ride)
word count: 368
rating: G
pairing: Mariel/Aya
summary: Aya gets sick and Mariel takes care of her.
notes: This fic takes place at least a year after the other two.

Mariel made her way back up to their apartment, trying to ignore the scratchy feeling prickling in the back of her throat and the dull ache building at the top of her nose. )
perfectworry: meet me in the door with the desert in the morning I am there (Default)
title: Affair
verse: Cactus Flower: Jazz Remix
community: [livejournal.com profile] writerverse
prompt: Phase #08: Challenge #02: Monthly/Mini Table (dangerous liaisons)
word count: 133
rating: PG
pairing: eventually Koji/Tristan, implied Aya/Mariel/Tristan and Koji/Silas
warnings: unfaithfulness (spoilers, highlight to read the rest) although Tristan has discussed this with his partners and gotten their blessing, Koji has not and is cheating on his partner
summary: Tristan and Koji's "friend date" gets a lot friendlier after a few drinks. (1) Tristan is completely inexperienced.

'Can't help ya with book learnin'. )

title: Affair
verse: Cactus Flower: Jazz Remix
community: [livejournal.com profile] writerverse
prompt: Phase #08: Challenge #02: Monthly/Mini Table (the good the bad and the ugly)
word count: 380
rating: PG-13
pairing: eventually Koji/Tristan, implied Aya/Mariel/Tristan and Koji/Silas
warnings: unfaithfulness (spoilers, highlight to read the rest) although Tristan has discussed this with his partners and gotten their blessing, Koji has not and is cheating on his partner
summary: Tristan and Koji's "friend date" gets a lot friendlier after a few drinks. (2) Koji and Tristan disagree about aesthetics.

'I like ya, man, but ya got no taste.' )

title: Affair
verse: Cactus Flower: Jazz Remix
community: [livejournal.com profile] writerverse
prompt: Phase #08: Challenge #02: Monthly/Mini Table (instant gratification)
word count: 148
rating: R
pairing: eventually Koji/Tristan, implied Aya/Mariel/Tristan and Koji/Silas
warnings: unfaithfulness (spoilers, highlight to read the rest) although Tristan has discussed this with his partners and gotten their blessing, Koji has not and is cheating on his partner
summary: Tristan and Koji's "friend date" gets a lot friendlier after a few drinks. (3) Tristan gets some "hands on" experience with Koji.

Koji's hands slid up the inseam of his trousers and Tristan lost track of his thoughts. )
perfectworry: meet me in the door with the desert in the morning I am there (Default)
title: Morning
verse: Cactus Flower: Jazz Remix
community: [livejournal.com profile] writerverse
prompt: Phase #08: Challenge #02: Monthly/Mini Table ("'ll wake you up when this is over.")
word count: 563
rating: PG
pairing: Aya/Mariel/Tristan
summary: Tristan, Mariel, and Aya share a bed, but Mariel is an early riser and the other two like to sleep in. It gets a little awkward, especially when they're still on a last name basis.

'I think after that, Mr. Delacroix, we should consider ourselves on a first name basis, if you're agreeable?' )
perfectworry: black skies have changed into blue but some nights I still dream of you (but I've seen oceans)
title: Last Ride Together
verse: original/none
community: [livejournal.com profile] writerverse
prompt: Challenge #03: Table o' Doom: Genre: Zombie
word count: 690
rating: PG13
summary: Katie and Jack make what might be their last stand at a Citgo station in what might have been known as Nevada.
notes: I found this again, so here it is.

Sitting with Jack amid a veritable bounty of supplies, Katie lit the world's last cigarette in celebration. )
perfectworry: she was still young not yet highly strung which you need to be when you get older (she grows wild in my heart)
title: "Does this look infected to you?'
genre: nonfiction
community: [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol
prompt: Exhibit B: Week 4: "does this look infected to you?"
word count: 573
rating: G
summary: I fell into a hole and skinned my leg. It was a teachable moment.
notes: all of the stories in this "collection" are about my first grade students; names and other details have been changed to protect their privacy (and mine), but the stories are otherwise true.

I know Nadya well enough to know that she can't resist something gross. It's a trait I try to encourage in her. )

title: First Grade Fashion Advice
genre: nonfiction
community: [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol
prompt: Exhibit B: Week 8: smells like rubbing alcohol
word count: 832
rating: G
summary: My students have a lot of opinions about things, especially my looks. Damn kids say the darndest things.

It's not every day someone compares your hair to a natural disaster. )

title: Tag, You're It!
genre: nonfiction
community: [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol
prompt: Exhibit B: Week 10: all that jazz
word count: 989
rating: G
summary:  I never used to like kids, but then I realized something…
notes:
this intersects with [livejournal.com profile] eeyore_grrl's entry, beneath the surface.

'They can tell I'm secretly one of them.' )
perfectworry: meet me in the door with the desert in the morning I am there (blackbird claw and raven wing)
title: After the Battle
verse: Cactus Flower: Ballad Remix
community: [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales
prompt: green tea #5: "evening"
word count: 310
rating: G
summary: Mariel and Aya recuperate together after an ambush by bandits.
notes: in the actual story, by [twitter.com profile] DrKotobuki, the main cast (Mariel, Aya, Silas and Koji) are ambushed by bandits not too far from a village. Aya, a lord's daughter, is put on their only horse and told to ride to safety - instead, she gathers up the villagers and gets help.

'You were brave. Just don't be stupid.' )

title: Before the Dragon (Sunrise)
verse: Cactus Flower: Ballad Remix
community: [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales
prompt: green tea #2: "morning"
word count: 677
rating: G
summary: Aya tries to reassure Mariel the morning before she goes off to slay a dragon.

'I was a maiden once, although perhaps not one so fair as you.' )

title: Before the Dragon (Sunset)
verse: Cactus Flower: Ballad Remix
community: [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales
prompt: green tea #25: "countdown"
word count: 275
rating: G
summary: Aya and Mariel's parting conversation before Mariel and Silas head out to slay a dragon.

'I would give you my token to wear.' )
perfectworry: plant your hope with good seeds don't cover yourself with thistle and weeds (you have tamed no one)
title: A Conversation
verse: Cactus Flower: Jazz Remix
community: [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales
prompt: strawberry banana #13: "in a foul mood"
word count: 362
rating: G
summary: Tristan and his nephew, Kristopher, have a conversation about his "death"/disappearing act.
notes: Kristopher is Mariel's cousin by adoption, although legally they're siblings because her uncle (Glory) adopted both of them, but since she's almost three times his age, he calls her his aunt. He's also a pretty classic example of "asynchronous development" in gifted children.

'You're stealing Miss Scarlett's girlfriend.' )

title: Funny Face
verse: Cactus Flower: Jazz Remix
community: [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales
prompt: strawberry banana #5: "a date"
word count: 629
rating: G
summary: Aya and Tristan come home from an evening out together.

'You aren't jealous?' )

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