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Title: The Sky Will Come to You
Fandom: Final Fantasy XII
Characters: Ashe, Larsa, Penelo, Balthier, Al-Cid, Ondore, Fran
Rating: G
Word Count: ~2800
Warnings: none
Summary: Some days, her chains weigh her down more than others; or, 4 People Ashe Corresponded With and 1 She Didn't.
Notes: Written for [ profile] chaineddove in the 2013 [community profile] not_primetime exchange. Many thanks to Spoke for the beta.
The Sky Will Come to You )
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Title: Contradictions
Fandom: Final Fantasy X
Characters: all the main characters, primarily Lulu, Tidus, Yuna and Rikku
Rating: G
Word Count: ~1500
Summary: Yuna drives, Tidus fuels, but the spark is brought by Rikku.
Notes: The essence of the request was "Tidus, Yuna, Rikku and the bonds between them."

Written for [ profile] jessicamariek in the 2012 Final Fantasy Exchange

Contradictions )
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Title: The Maze of Solitude (The Natural 20 Remix)
Fandom: Dungeons & Dragons Cartoon
Characters: pretty much everybody
Rating: G
Word Count: ~1900
Summary: Sometimes one may accomplish what many cannot.
Original Story: The Maze of Solitude by [ profile] hhertzof
Notes: In a tabletop gaming system that uses 20-sided dice, like Dungeons & Dragons, a "natural 20" is a perfect success, scoring a twenty with one die, without any modifications to the result. It generally means that whatever action was taken will have the best possible outcome, no matter how improbable.

The Maze of Solitude (The Natural 20 Remix) )
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Title: C is for Cooking
Fandom/Characters: NCIS, teamfic
Rating: G
Words: 200


He stands in the doorway of Abby's tiny kitchen and observes the chaos for a moment. Ziva has her hands buried in a bowl of something, but is still managing to fend off Tony's "help". Ducky is examining the carving knife with a consideration that he usually gives his surgical tools. Tim has a frown of concentration on his face as his slices vegetables, and Abby is flitting around, looking like she's trying to be everywhere at once.

"Abs," he says, catching her attention. "What do you need me to do?"

"Here, catch," she says, and tosses him a plastic-wrapped ball of dough. "Ziva's doing the filling."

"Solid top or lattice?" he asks as he flours the marble slab he found on the counter.

He looks up to find everyone staring at him. "What? You've never seen a guy roll out a pie crust before? Back to work people," he snaps, and their conditioning takes over, sending them back to their tasks.

"Uh, lattice if you don't mind," Abby finally responds, after giving him a considering look. She watches him work for a moment, and then comes over and gives him a kiss on the cheek.

"You're the best, Gibbs."
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Title: Honor and Duty
Characters: Uhura, Scotty, & co.
Rating: G
Word Count: 300
Prompt: "they go rogue when Starfleet refuses to save Jim"
Written the daily theme of “Bonds” on [ profile] comment_fic.

“Officially, I have to tell you not to give chase. It has been 48 hours and Starfleet considers Captian James T. Kirk to be Missing In Action,” Admiral Pike said sorrowfully. “They need you to let this go.” He was a decorate admiral, one of Starfleet’s most highly respected officers. He would not flinch at the stony glare that Nyota Uhura was giving him. He would not. Well, not much anyway.

“With all due respect, sir, our captain is missing, our first officer is in a coma, and Starfleet wants us to let. it. go.?” Uhura asked from between clenched teeth.

“As I said, officially that’s what I have to tell you.”

“And unofficially, sir?” the communications officer asked without inflection.

“Unofficially, don’t get caught, Lieutenant. I am issuing the stand-down order for the Enterprise, Starbase 6 is expecting you to dock for general maintenance in 3 days time. I’m afraid I can’t give you any more than that to play with. If you can’t get him back within that time, I can’t know where you are or what you’re doing.”

For the first time since the conversation started, Uhura’s stance relaxed slightly and her eyes softened. “We’ll bring him home, sir. Don’t worry.”

With a nod, the view screen went blank, and Uhura turned to Scotty. “Well, Commander Scott, since you’re now the one in charge of the ship, it’s your decision.”

The engineer shifted uncomfortably in his seat on the bridge. By unspoken agreement, no one sat in the captain’s chair. “Aye. It’s not really a decision now, is it? Mr. Chekov, start recalibrating the sensors to find the Bird of Prey’s signature. Mr. Sulu, set course for that damned ship’s last known coordinates. We’re bringing our captain home.”
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Title: Comedy Tonight
Character(s): Buffy & ensemble
Rating: G
Word Count: 261
Prompt: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Written the daily theme of “Movie Titles” on [ profile] comment_fic.

Something familiar, something peculiar

“Oh not again,” Buffy muttered. “For the third time this week, NO. I will not donate a lock of my hair for needy orphan demons,” she said, whirling on the bright blue demon that had approached them.

The demon’s shoulders slumped in defeat and his three lower lips jutted out in a reasonable approximation of a pout.

“And don’t you start!” she said, spinning back around at the slight noise that escaped from Giles.

He held up his hands in surrender. “Wild horses couldn’t drag it out of me.”

Something appealing, something appalling

Buffy flipped around again and quickly dodged the thrust of the creature’s arm (tentacle?). She paused for a moment behind a gravestone to admire the demon’s form. At once beautiful and revolting, it certainly gave new meaning to the phrase “drop dead gorgeous.” With a shrug, she buried her dagger in it’s ribcage, right where Giles promised the heart would be.

Something for everyone, a comedy tonight

Breakfast Club?”


Sound of Music?”

“Oh hell no.”

Nightmare on Elm Street?”

“No!” That response came from all corners of the room, and Buffy put her hands on her hips.

“Well, if you guys are going to reject every suggestion I come up with, pick something yourself!”

There was a mad scramble for the video shelf, and Xander finally held up one video in triumph.

Moments later, the sound of coconuts clopping filled the room, and Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam filled the screen.
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Title: Correct Pronunciation: An Object Lesson
Author: VelvetMouse
Fandom/Characters: BtVS; all scoobies
Word Count: 497
Warnings: none
Summary: Humans aren't the only ones who sometimes botch a spell.
Notes: Written for the [ profile] sbomg Mini Challenge 01
Correct Pronunciation )
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Written for the 2010 [ profile] trekreversebang, where the artists drew first and then the authors wrote for the image.

Title: Clean-up Duty
Artist: [ profile] bryannamorgan
Author: [personal profile] velvetmouse
Universe/Characters: Reboot; Kirk-centric, ensemble cast
Rating: G (art)/PG (fic)
Word Count: ~11,500
Summary: Sometimes Kirk feels like the universe is out to get him. When he's ordered to go back to Chicago, 1929, he's sure of it.
Warnings: Tommy guns and bad dialects.
Notes: Ideas and methodologies liberally cribbed from the TOS episodes A Piece of the Action, Tomorrow is Yesterday, The City on the Edge of Forever, and Assignment: Earth.
Many many thanks to [ profile] sherylyn and [personal profile] mari4212, who are two of the best betas a girl could ask for.
Link to Artwork:
Clean-up Duty )
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Title: The Letter
Author: VelvetMouse
Challenge: New Beginnings
Characters: Assorted
Rating: G
A/N: This drabble was remixed not once, but TWICE(!!) for the Round 6 [ profile] remixthedrabble:
Begin Again ('The Letter' remix) [Hermione, 100 Words, Rated PG] by [ profile] be_themoon
The Durmstrang Letter (Another Place Remix) [Ron Weasley, 100 Words, Rated G] by [ profile] lilian_cho

For Harry, it was a reprieve from the Dursleys.

For Hermione, it was a chance to start over.

For Albus, it was a opportunity to get away from his brother.

For Remus, it was an unexpected gift.

For Tom, it was a chance to show them all what he could really do.

For Ron and Ginny, it was another place to be overshadowed by their family.

For Draco, it was merely what was expected.

For Lily, it was proof that her sister was right, that she was a freak.

But for each it meant one thing: Hogwarts was now home.


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