incandescens: (Kanzeon Bosatsu)
Title: Winter War - Ensemble: Broken Mirrors
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] incandescens
Characters: The Hueco Mundo expedition
Rating/Warning: PG-13.
Notes: This is a dark AU co-plotted with [livejournal.com profile] sophiap and [livejournal.com profile] liralen. The war against Aizen's forces went very badly. Nothing is sacred and no one is safe.

Summary: No one is safe.

Index of Links
[...]

45. Nanao: Dark Songs
46. Ensemble: Making War
47. Ensemble: Tactics
48. Ensemble: On Three
49. Ikkaku, Yumichika, Lisa: Use Me While You Can

This is an illusion and it does not exist. )
incandescens: (Kanzeon Bosatsu)
Title: some hope
Requester: [livejournal.com profile] drhoz
Series: HP Lovecraft
Requested Topic: The Elder Things were shipped back to Arkham before they were allowed to defrost.
Due to: http://incandescens.livejournal.com/1201511.html


... please note that this is not a fictional broadcast like Mr Wells’ recent radio drama involving Martian invaders. The aliens from the North Pole have occupied the University Library and are now building a machine outside it. We have no information on the fate of those members of staff last seen within the Library, though the lack of contact is somewhat disturbing. One of our student reporters is now approaching the Library, carrying a camera and dictaphone, and we hope that soon we will be able to make peaceful contact with these creatures, who, alien as they may be, may still share the aims and aspirations of humanity...
incandescens: (Kanzeon Bosatsu)
Title: suitable company
Requester: [livejournal.com profile] summer_queen
Series: Amber / Onmyouji
Requested Topic: Mmm, Mandor and Abe no Seimei, whatever you'd like to do with them....
Due to: http://incandescens.livejournal.com/1201511.html


It was a meeting which involved such delicate suggestions, such elusive hints, and such complicated references, that at the end of it both gentlemen involved were not exactly certain what had been said or committed to.

But they both agreed that in terms of style and elegance (one in black, one in white, beside a convenient reflective pool, with flute music and attentive servants) it had been entirely worthwhile.

“I really must bring my little brother along next time,” Mandor said.

“How very kind,” Seimei said. “He can keep my Hiromasa company while we talk.”

“Actually,” Mandor said, “I was thinking more that he could keep your butterfly company. But whatever makes them happy.”
incandescens: (Kanzeon Bosatsu)
Title: sweet indecision
Requester: [livejournal.com profile] darth_veyda
Series: Sherlock
Requested Topic: Sherlock BBC, Reichenbach, the very last Sherlock's conversation with Molly - what if Molly knew Jim's identity all along and may or may not be actually working for him?
Due to: http://incandescens.livejournal.com/1201511.html


They both trust her absolutely. That is power.

Jim believes she’s going to send Sherlock up to him, alone and – well, nobody could call Sherlock unarmed while he still had his mind, but it will do for now. Meat trussed and ready for serving. That will do. And Jim’s so very hungry.

Sherlock believes that she’s going to help him fake his death. He’s already worked out part of Jim’s game, and he’ll probably deduce the rest before he’s finished climbing to the roof.

They’re both absolutely certain of her.

She has her thumb on the balance. She can choose who wins and who loses. Now she understands how both of them feel when they’re a step ahead of the rest of the world.

If only she could make up her mind.
incandescens: (Kanzeon Bosatsu)
Title: who's that knocking on the window
Requester: [livejournal.com profile] libekory
Series: DGM/Harry Potter
Requested Topic: DGM in a Harry Potter AU. ♥
Due to: http://incandescens.livejournal.com/1201511.html

There were older fears than You-Know-Who and the Death Eaters abroad in the land after the war. Older darknesses walked the streets of wizarding Britain, looking for people who didn’t know the stories and who wouldn’t be afraid. Grandmothers warned the children:

If you see a strange man at the door, always ask him to remove his hat so that you can be sure he has no horns.
If the strange man asks you about someone who died recently, look at his forehead for a ring of crosses.
And if the strange man offers to bring them back to you…

Tell him no.
incandescens: (Kanzeon Bosatsu)
This fic was written after watching the Takarazuka 2005 and 2009 versions of Elizabeth, and admiring the dancing of certain characters. All homage to appropriate authors, etc,

The Last Dance )
incandescens: (Kanzeon Bosatsu)
New chapter up from [livejournal.com profile] liralen!

Ensemble: On Three

"You address me far too intimately, shinigami..."
incandescens: (Kanzeon Bosatsu)
Title: the first step up the mountain
Requester: [livejournal.com profile] vincentursus
Series: Amber / Exalted
Requested Topic: Someone looking for tips in swordmanship
Due to: http://incandescens.livejournal.com/1201511.html


“I have been through the most refined training in all Shadow,” Merlin said smugly. He sipped his tea, little finger delicately extended. “Falling Blossom style, Five Dragon style, Fivefold Shadow Hand style, Golden Janissary style, Orgiastic Fugitive style, Righteous Devil style, Unconquerable Hero style, Celestial Monkey style, Ebon Shadow style, Hungry Ghost style, Dreaming Pearl Courtesan style, I am now master of all of them . . . gah!”

“Merlin!” Jurt cursed, readying his blade for another thrust. “Back from Shadow in time to meet your death!”

“And yet, the style of Looking Behind You seems to elude you,” Mandor murmured, pouring more tea.
incandescens: (Kanzeon Bosatsu)
Title: going off the rails
Requester: [livejournal.com profile] archangelbeth
Series: Phoenix Wright/Sherlock
Requested Topic: Don't get me started with the thought of Sherlock (recent TV) + Phoenix Wright. Please. I'm giggling too much.
Due to: http://incandescens.livejournal.com/1201511.html


“OBJECTION!” Phoenix screamed.

“What is it this time, Mr Wright?” the Judge inquired.

“I’m the defence attorney here! Look! My badge!” Phoenix ripped it out of his pocket and waved it at the courtroom. “That means I question the witnesses and challenge the prosecutor! That is not the defendant’s job!”

“Oh, please,” Sherlock sneered. “You’re an incompetent in any case, but you’re completely incapable of handling this case. Now hand me that gavel! I need to check it for bloodstains.”

“Mr Edgeworth!” the judge demanded. “Do something about your witness!”

“Mr Edgeworth is busy at the moment,” John Watson said, his friendly arm round the prosecutor’s shoulders concealing the gun pressed into the prosecutor’s side. “Do go on, Sherlock. I want to hear where this is going.”
incandescens: (Kanzeon Bosatsu)
Title: gifts of the Magi
Requester: [livejournal.com profile] amethyst_hunter
Series: GetBackers
Requested Topic: A GB AU please? Akabane/Himiko, "what if they were on opposing sides of a job, but neither of them really wanted to fight (read: kill) the other" Prompt: surprise gifts
Due to: http://incandescens.livejournal.com/1201511.html


Ban lowered his head into his hands. “So let me get this straight. They’re facing each other. And Doctor Jackal said that he would spare her the battle, as a friendly gesture.”

Kazuki nodded.

“At which point Himiko said that as it was his birthday – and God only knows how she found that out – she couldn’t possibly leave him without an opponent and would fight him herself.”

Kazuki nodded again.

“And he says no no I insist, and she says no no I insist?”

“Pretty much,” Kazuki agreed.

“And at that point Ginji and me showed up.”

“You did resolve the situation rather neatly by providing a mutual target,” Kazuki said. “Kudou-san says that she will remember it for your next birthday.”
incandescens: (Kanzeon Bosatsu)
Title: before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal Green
Requester: [livejournal.com profile] autophanous
Series: Doctor Who
Requested Topic: oh god PLEASE write an AU of angels take manhattan that isn't horrible. I am that kind of fan who still misses the ponds, BLEH
Due to: http://incandescens.livejournal.com/1201511.html


The graveyard angel had been waiting for a long time. Moss grew on its wings, and dry grass and leaves were heaped around its base. It watched, stone eyes unblinking, as the two old people came towards it.

“Ready to go, Mr Pond?” the woman asked. Her glasses sparkled in the evening light.

“Ready to go, Mrs Williams,” the man answered her. He was leaning on a stick, but he still had a military bearing about him.

They paused to look at the tombstone.

Since the last time they had seen it, the words, THEY TOOK THE LONG ROAD had been added beneath their names. Or perhaps they had always been there.

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, someone had scrawled underneath it in lipstick.

“It’s all right,” the woman said, holding her hand out to the carved angel. “We’re ready to go now.”

The man put his arm around her waist.

And a moment later, both they and the angel were gone.

(Title is taken from Chesterton's The Rolling English Road.)
incandescens: (Kanzeon Bosatsu)
Title: on the vanity of earthly greatness
Requester: [livejournal.com profile] sophiap
Series: The Invisible Library
Requested Topic: Hmm... How about something from the Invisible Library where Irene and/or Kai are trying to track down a rumored version of one of the Harry Potter books that exists only in one alternate - maybe.
Due to: http://incandescens.livejournal.com/1201511.html


“How many more days of food do we have?” Kai asked.

“Three days,” Irene said. She’d counted the cans again earlier, in between working through the stacks of books. “Then I’ll need to take us back to the Library for more food and anti-radiation drugs.”

“Why are you putting those other ones aside?” He nodded to the pile of volumes on the dust-caked trolley.

“I’d like to read them,” Irene said mildly. “And if we can find the Rowling book, then we won’t need to come back to this alternate again.”

Kai shoved his hands in his pockets. “When people plan time capsules to be unearthed in a hundred years, I don’t think they have this sort of thing in mind.”

Irene nodded. The chemical light burned pale. “They buried works of art and high literature to be dug up by future generations after the war. And what have we come here to look for? Tom Riddle and the Philosopher’s Stone.”

“Bear in mind, you lost the toss,” Kai said. “I get to read it first.”
incandescens: (Kanzeon Bosatsu)
Return of the drabble request meme! Three options:

A) Pick a relationship, a story arc, a missing scene, or pretty much anything you want. (Side note: you are free to pick the relationship, but I reserve the right to write my own take on it.)
(Side note 2: please do give me a prompt. Prompts are good.)

B) Give me an AU and I'll write you a short scene from it. It can be an AU with a change of events ("What if X had followed Y's order to stay in position?"), or an AU with a different setting ("What if Sakura was looking for feathers in the Doctor Who universe?"), or a direct crossover if you want.

C) Name me a character A and a character B (preferably from the same fandom, preferably from a fandom I'm familiar with) and I will write a note/letter/e-mail/restraining order, written from A to B.

(Please note that all drabbles are 100 words, unless I really feel like writing more.)

Fandoms: Avatar: the Last Airbender (including Legend of Korra), Amber (Zelazny), Angel Sanctuary, Blake's Seven, Bleach, Cortege des Cent Demons, D.Gray-Man, Dr Who, Elisabeth, Exalted, FFTA, Firefly, Fu Manchu, Full Metal Alchemist (manga), GetBackers, Harry Potter, Hoshin Engi, HP Lovecraft, In Nomine, The Invisible Library, Karakuri Circus, Knitting, Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler), New Angyo Onshi, One Piece, Onmyouji, Phoenix Wright, Professor Layton, RG Veda, Saiyuki (any period, but no Hazel or Gato), Sapphire & Steel, Scales, Sherlock (recent tv), Sherlock Holmes (classic), Supernatural, Trinity Blood, Woxin Changdan, Yami no Matsuei.
incandescens: (Default)
Taken from BASICALLY EVERYONE: Pick a trope from this list and provide a fandom/pairing that I'm familiar with and I'll tell you something about the story I'd write for that combination (i.e. write a snippet from the story or write not!fic or tell you the title and summary for the story I would write).

1. genderswap
2. bodyswap
3. drunk!fic
4. huddling for warmth
5. pretending to be married
6. secretly a virgin
7. amnesia
8. cross-dressing
9. forced to share a bed
10. truth or dare
11. historical AU
12. accidental-baby-acquisition
13. apocalypse fic
14. telepathy
15. high school / college
incandescens: (Default)
(This is all [livejournal.com profile] liralen's fault. Or possibly mine, given that I am going cold turkey after giving up a Certain Game.)

Ukitake had a farm )
incandescens: (Default)
Title: Letter: murder ballads
Requester: [livejournal.com profile] summer_queen
Series: Bleach
Requested Characters: Hisagi and Kazeshini
Due to http://incandescens.livejournal.com/1022754.html


Kazeshini,

I know you don’t like Tousen-taichou. There is nothing wrong with that. It is perfectly reasonable for a zanpakutou to have opinions that differ from his wielder’s opinions. (Though I’m not sure why Kyouraku-taichou was rolling his eyes so much when he was talking about his zanpakutou’s ‘personal tastes’ the other day.)

But.

Look. Please. Stop humming Mack the Knife while I’m working in the office and getting me to harmonise along with you. Tousen-taichou keeps on walking in just when we’re getting to the gory bits, and he’s been giving me some rather strange looks. As much as he ever does give people looks. You know what I mean.

Can’t we sing something peaceful and uplifting instead?
incandescens: (Default)
Title: Letter: have yourself a merry little Christmas
Requester: [livejournal.com profile] pony_rocks
Series: Sherlock
Requested Characters: John, Sherlock
Due to http://incandescens.livejournal.com/1022754.html


Sherlock,

Mrs Hudson wants me to tell you that she is very, very sorry about how the Christmas tree turned out to be a disguised bomb, but that it wasn’t her fault.

She also apologises about whatever it was in the brandy that made the Christmas pudding dissolve when you set it on fire and got the fire brigade called out.

But most importantly, she wants me to remind you that the rent is overdue.

(So stop trying to avoid her by claiming she’s a public health menace. We both know it was you who brought the tinsel that turned out to be an EMP transmitter, anyhow.)

John
incandescens: (Default)
Title: Letter: unimpressed
Requester: [livejournal.com profile] archangelbeth
Series: Library / In Nomine
Requested Characters: Irene, the Archangel Raphael
Due to http://incandescens.livejournal.com/1022754.html


M. Raphael,

If you wish to claim that you are an archangel, then I am hardly going to argue the point with you.

If you desire to inform me that you are in constant contact with Heaven and will bring down the wrath of the Angelic Hosts on me, then I am delighted to hear it.

However, if you want to remain a borrower at our Library (I believe that there is some precedent for the situation) then kindly supply us with the list of attached books. We are aware that some of them are not yet published, but if you are an Archangel, then that should not be a problem for you.

Yours faithfully,

Irene Winters
incandescens: (Default)
Um, quite a few behind the cut, I'm afraid. It's... been a while. And I'm not even trying to organise the drabbles that have accumulated (and yes, I still owe some from a few weeks ago. I blush for shame.) As for Winter War stuff, that's all under the index post.

List of fanfics )

Do please let me know if there are any problems. Or if you like them. :)

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