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The Stuff of Legends (1931 words) by faviconThistlerose
Fandom: Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences (a little sex)
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Bess/Much the Miller's Son, Robin/Marian
Characters: Much the Miller's Son, Prince John, Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Bess, Eleanor of Aquitaine
Summary: Bess pretends to be simple, but she's more than what she seems.

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This is my Yuletide 2011 story, which I wrote for [personal profile] notannette. She asked for a post-canon story (or a fusion with screwball comedies of the 1930s, which would have been awesome, if I'd been more familiar with the genre). I decided to go with Bess as my POV character because she's adorable in the film and I liked the idea that there was more to her. There's some evidence to support my interpretation: Bess has been married multiple times, sneaks in and out of the castle, actively pursues Much, and is fiercely protective of Maid Marian. She even snaps at Robin once! Do not mess with Bess.

I wish I'd had a little more time to develop my idea. I'd like to have explored Bess's backstory and her (professional) relationship with Eleanor of Aquitaine, which I only got to hint at here. (Yeah, I brought in Eleanor. I couldn't resist trying to fix the historical inaccuracies of the source, just a little bit.)
thistlerose: (writing)
Writing meme/questions

This year I wrote and posted:
Not a complete list, since there's Yuletide, and I'm working on some little gift fics. )

And the questions... )
thistlerose: (Default)
Title: the way that light attaches to a girl
Fandom: Glee
Rating: teen (I think there's one swear word)
Pairing(s): Santana/Brittany
Summary: (spoilers, highlight to reveal) After her abuela kicks her out, Santana runs to Brittany.
Notes: I was feeling sad, so I wrote a sad little story. Not too sad, though. Set during "I Kissed A Girl" (3x07). 730 words.

By the time she reaches Brittany's house, she's trembling hard. )
thistlerose: (seasonal: autumn)
Title: The Hush of Falling Leaves
Fandom: X-Men: First Class
Rating: teen (for language)
Pairing(s): Alex/Darwin
Summary: Alex feels kind of pathetic, but he’s okay with that. There are worse things he could be. Worse things he’s been. 1,400 words.

What he feels isn’t shame but a sort of rueful self-awareness. )
thistlerose: (Default)
Title: How It's Gonna Be
Fandom: Glee
Rating: all ages
Characters: Burt, Kurt
Notes: Realized I'd posted this to AO3, but not here. Written as a Halloween treat for [livejournal.com profile] lls_mutant. 320 words.
Summary: Burt knows what his six-year-old son will say, but he figures he has to ask.

'Hey, pal. How about being a ghost this year?' )
thistlerose: (Default)
Title: For Now
Fandom: X-Men: First Class
Rating: all ages
Characters: Angel, Erik
Notes: Realized I posted this to AO3, but not here. Written as a Halloween treat for [livejournal.com profile] rubynye. 275 words.
Summary: She came to him to explain her actions, not apologize for them.

Angel hesitates. )
thistlerose: (Default)
Title: A Day at the Beach
Fandom: X-Men: First Class
Rating: teen
Pairing(s): Darwin/Havok
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] afrodytetee request at [livejournal.com profile] 1stclass_kink. Considering the year, they’re probably a bit less cautious than they should be. Then again, they have super powers. 4,850 words.

Summary: Alex and Armando spend a day at the beach. They can't escape their cares completely, but they do pretty well.

Alex wakes him up with a kiss and a gentle shake. )
thistlerose: (Default)
Title: If the Daylight Feels Like It's a Long Way Off
Fandom: X-Men: First Class
Rating: teen (language)
Pairing(s): Darwin/Havok
Notes: 2,570 words. I borrowed the villain from the comics canon, but you should be fine if you're only familiar with the films. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sail_aweigh for looking this over.

Summary: A fight with another mutant goes badly, and Darwin and Havok end up trapped underground. Darwin adapts easily, but the complete darkness triggers ones of Havok's unpleasant childhood memories, leaving him feeling rather helpless.

The last thing he remembers is Alex's warning shout... )
thistlerose: (wonder)
Written for [livejournal.com profile] firstclass100. All are 100 words.

Title: Just Rip it Off
Rating: all ages
Characters/Pairing: Darwin/Alex (could also be read as gen)
Warnings: none
Challenge: heat

The question’s been on the tip of Alex’s tongue for days, ever since Darwin returned. )

Title: Conflagration
Rating: teen
Characters/Pairing: Alex
Warnings: swearing
Challenge: heat

'Say that word again!' )

Title: Innocence
Rating: all ages
Characters/Pairing: Raven, Charles
Challenge: hidden

'Bad day at school?' he says gently. )

Title: Just Out of Reach
Rating: all ages
Characters/Pairing: Moira McTaggert
Warnings: none
Challenge: hidden

Moira’s memories are still there, just hidden, tucked away out of reach. )
thistlerose: (Default)
Title: Say Goodbye to All You Knew
Fandom: X-Men: First Class
Rating: all ages
Characters: Mystique, Beast (allusions to past Raven/Hank)

Summary: Mystique returns to the mansion one last time. 975 words.

Hank – Beast, rather – meets her by the junipers at the end of the long paved driveway that leads to the mansion. )
thistlerose: (X-men: Alex)
Title: Field Trip
Fandom: X-Men: First Class
Rating: teen
Characters: Alex, Erik
Pairing(s): background Alex/Darwin, Erik/Charles
Warning(s): (highlight to reveal) Allusions to past abuse (not sexual, not detailed) and fear of abandonment. Also, Darwin is dead, but the permanence of his death is up to you.
Notes: Many, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sail_aweigh for beta reading. 2,530 words. Also available on AO3.

Summary: Set shortly before the training montage. After Quantico, Alex is having trouble dealing with his mutation. Erik tries to help him out. Erik is not very good at helping people.

'Anger is useful. Don't be afraid of it.' )
thistlerose: (thistlerose)
Title: Field Trip
Fandom: X-Men: First Class
Rating: teen
Characters: Alex, Erik
Pairing(s): background Alex/Darwin, Erik/Charles
Warning(s): (highlight to reveal) allusions to past abuse (not sexual, not detailed) and fear of abandonment. Also, Darwin is still dead but the permanence of his death is up to you.
Notes: Many, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sail_aweigh for beta reading. 2,530 words.

Summary: Set shortly before the training montage. After Quantico, Alex is having trouble dealing with his mutation. Erik tries to help him out. Erik is not very good at helping people.

'Anger is useful. Don't be afraid of it.' )
thistlerose: (X-men: Mystique)
Title: Scary Monsters
Fandom: X-Men: First Class
Rating: all ages
Characters: Charles, Raven
Notes: Written for this prompt at [livejournal.com profile] 1stclass_kink. 470 words.

Summary: Young Charles and Raven go to the movies.

Having a shape shifter for a sister makes getting in to see restricted movies a snap. )
thistlerose: (manly kissing)
Title: Funny Face
Fandom: Star Trek: AOS
Rating: Adult (sex, language)
Pairing(s): Kirk/McCoy
Prompt(s): Now with fewer typos! Inspired by these NSFW pictures at [livejournal.com profile] jim_and_bones. (The second one eventually leads to the first one.) F'locked community, but anyone over 18 can join. 575 words.

Summary: Jim had no idea he was so hilarious in bed.

Things are going great. )
thistlerose: (seasonal: winter)
Title: Lamp post
Fandom: The Chronicles of Narnia
Rating: all ages
Characters: Susan
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] igrockspock's A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words fic-a-thon. 350 words. Post-series.

Summary: She feels it every time she passes a lamp post: a familiar pang.

She pauses, closing her eyes, and waits to feel something more. )
thistlerose: (Star Trek: Sulu)
Title: Oh, let me have just a little bit of peril?
Fandom: Star Trek: AOS
Rating: teen+ (sexual implications, nothing terribly explicit)
Characters: Sulu, Kirk, and guest-starring Gina Torres as the goddess Aphrodite (implied threesome, possible Kirk/Sulu)
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] igrockspock's A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words comment-a-thon. 700 words. This story owes a bit to "Who Mourns For Adonais?", a bit to "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," and a bit to the gorgeousness that is Ms. Torres.

Summary: Sulu tries to rescue his captain from the Aleirans' Temple of Love. It does not work out as planned.

Once inside the temple, Sulu found Kirk more or less as he’d expected to find him: naked and bound to a golden altar, his oiled skin glistening in the light of the hundred or so candles that surrounded him. Typical. )
thistlerose: (X-men: Alex/Darwin)
Title: Hold On To Me
Fandom: X-Men: First Class
Rating: teen (non-graphic sex, a little swearing)
Pairing(s): Darwin/Alex
Summary: Written for this prompt at [livejournal.com profile] 1stclass_kink: Darwin returns and Alex, afraid of losing him again, holds on for dear life. 660 words.

Alex keeps it together for an hour and forty minutes. )
thistlerose: (strawberry love)
Title: The Sun is Up, the Sky is Blue
Fandom: Across the Universe
Rating: all ages
Pairing(s): Prudence/OFC, ensemble
Notes: Written for the Let's Get Gay Married! comment-a-thon. 340 words.

Summary: When Prudence marries her girlfriend in NY, the family she's made over the past forty-five years shows up to celebrate.

Has it really been forty-five years? )
thistlerose: (Star Trek: shirts)
Title: Renewal
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS
Rating: all ages
Pairing(s): Spock/McCoy
Notes: Written for the Let's Get Gay Married! Comment-a-thon. Prompt: bickering like an old married couple because they are an old married couple, + renewal of vows. 1,100 words.

Summary: Set just before the end of "The Voyage Home." Spock and McCoy ponder how the whole "'til death do us part" applies to them. I assume they got married sometime between the first two films.

'I had other things on my mind. I had YOU on my mind. Literally!' )

thistlerose: (Karl Urban)
Title: A Thousand Words
Fandom: Star Trek: AOS
Rating: teen
Pairing(s): Kirk/McCoy
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] canis_takahari. ♥ 1,000 words. Contains work-safe illustrations.

Summary: While enjoying some down time in Georgia, Jim finds an album full of pictures of 19 year-old Leonard McCoy. He's enchanted, Bones not so much.

'And, Bones, may I just say...' )

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