thistlerose: by <lj user="beachicons"> (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Songs of Innocence

Fandom: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Word Count: 403
Rating: general audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Ship: Finn/Rey

"You had a doll," says Finn, grinning. The idea charms him - and makes him inexpressibly sad. He wishes he could reach backward through time, to give the younger Rey a hug. She would probably have hit him with her staff.

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Notes:

I wrote this well over a year ago. This was originally going to be part of a longer thing about the objects that people collect and hold onto, and how Finn has no memento of any place he's ever been or anyone he's ever met (until he acquires Poe's jacket). But I kind of lost of my train of thought, and the story never went anywhere.

This scene is complete, though, and I like it.
thistlerose: (reading)
One Winter's Night

Fandom: Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Word Count: 1995
Rating: general audiences
Warnings: N/A
Characters: Belle, Maurice, Belle's mother, Philippe

Summary: How Belle came to live in her poor, provincial town.


My Yuletide assignment!!

I tried writing this story from a few different angles, to no avail. I was about to default when it suddenly hit me that it would work as a kind of father/daughter road-trip. And we were off! In their request, the recipient had referenced a YA novel set in the B&B universe, in which the enchantress is actually Belle's long-lost mother (!) I thought that sounded cool, but I hadn't read the book and I didn't have time to read the book. So I kind of alluded to the possibility, and you can interpret that however you like. See my notes for an explanation of the historical references, which were fun to wrangle. (In an old, old draft, I had young Belle meeting with Voltaire.)

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Anyway, Happy New Year! I'm supposed to be hiking right now, but I did a long hike in the snow yesterday with some friends, got chilled and exhausted, and woke up this morning with zero desire to get in my car and drive an hour, never mind put one foot in front of the other. Too bad: it's a beautiful morning. But yesterday's hike was great, so I'm not too put out. It brought my total summits to 66. And I butt-slid down a cliff (on purpose) which was kind of awesome.

Maybe I'll do something mildly athletic tomorrow, if there's time.

I had a dream last night that John Boyega and I were on some sort of Resistance mission together. I had no idea what I was doing, but he was pretty bad-ass, as one might expect.
thistlerose: by <lj user="beachicons"> (Star Wars)
Who Comes Safe Home

Fandom: Rogue One | Star Wars Original Trilogy (esp. A New Hope)
Word Count: 1072
Rating: general audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Luke, Wedge, other Rebels including Shara Bey & Kes Dameron

Summary: contains Rogue One spoilers )
thistlerose: by <lj user="beachicons"> (Star Wars)
Marching Orders

Fandom: Rogue One | Star Wars
Word Count: 854
Rating: general audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Jyn Erso, Mon Mothma

Summary )

Oh look, I wrote a story. This is the scene I wanted, thought we were going to get based on the previews, and was disappointed when we didn't.

Feedback is always welcome and appreciated.
thistlerose: by <lj user="beachicons"> (Star Wars)
Out of the fire and still smoldering

Fandom: Star Wars
Word Count: 572
Rating: general audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationship: Leia/Poe, allusions to Leia/Han

Summary: She should end it. If she loved him as much as she wishes she could, then she would.

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My other Star Wars Rare Pairs Exchange story. I wish I could have made this full-length, but every time I tried, Han kept creeping into Leia's thoughts, and I wasn't sure where the recipient stood on that. So I panicked, defaulted, and rewrote this as a treat.
thistlerose: by <lj user="beachicons"> (Star Wars)
while the bright world goes barreling on

Fandom: Star Wars
Word Count: 627
Rating: teen (sex strongly implied)
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationship: Obi-Wan Kenobi/Sabé, implied unrequited!Obi-Wan/Padmé

Summary: This is the last time, he thinks, and he doesn't need the Force to tell him that she's aware of it too. Since the fall of the Jedi and the Empire's rise, they've managed to steal a few moments for themselves, but if they keep meeting like this, if they try to be anything more than what they are - guardians of the generation still in its infancy, the generation that may redeem this one - they'll give themselves away. The Emperor's spies could be anywhere, even a remote desert world like Tatooine.

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The second of two treats I wrote for the Star Wars Rare Pairs Fic Exchange. This ship never even occurred to me until I saw the prompt and then ... it kind of took hold, and this happened. Poor sad Obi-Wan. I barely remembered Sabé from the prequels, but according to Wookieepedia, she did some cool stuff after RotS!
thistlerose: by <lj user="beachicons"> (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
A River in a Time of Dryness

Fandom: Star Wars
Word Count: 1,394
Rating: All ages
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationship: Finn/Rey

Summary: Finn doesn't regret his choice to follow Leia's path and not train as a Jedi. He doesn't.

Except for times like right now, when Rey is in his arms, not asking anything of him, just needing him, and he wishes he could do more than just be there for her. Wishes he could take some of her burden and carry it himself. For as long as she needs him to. Until the end. Forever.

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I was jonesing for some fluffy/angsty (flangsty?) Finn/Rey. Since I wasn't finding quite what I wanted, I wrote my own. As always, feedback is very welcome and would make me happy!
thistlerose: by <lj user="beachicons"> (Star Wars)
Speak Low if You Speak Love

Fandom: Star Wars
Word Count: 1,866
Rating: Explicit (sex!)
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationship: Poe/Finn

Summary: There are times when Finn catches people looking at him - not everyone, of course, not Poe or General Organa, or some of the other Resistance fighters who've gone out of their way to welcome him - and all of instincts scream Run! Hide!

Poe gets that. He'll back off if Finn asks him to, or if Finn starts to show any real signs of discomfort. He encourages Finn to be himself, but he doesn't try to push him.

That's one of the reasons Finn doesn't say stop.

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Feedback would make my day.
thistlerose: by <lj user="beachicons"> (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
On One Wounded Wing

Fandom: Star Wars
Word Count: 14,832
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences (some language, references to torture)
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships, Characters: Poe/Finn, Leia, BB-8, Kylo Ren, various Resistance members

Summary: Poe Dameron convinces himself that Kylo Ren died when Starkiller Base exploded. Because it's plausible. Because he needs to believe it, in order to get on with his life.

There is no way that this plan could ever backfire.


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Notes:

I've been working on this story since January. So it's nice to have it finally done and off my chest! It's kind of a long story (for me), and I kept getting distracted by other plot bunnies, and other people's beautiful stories (Poe dealing with his issues is apparently a popular theme!) But it's done and I think I'm happy. I'm only sorry I couldn't involve Rey more, but she's off doing her Jedi training. I owe her a story. And I owe Leia some catharsis, although in some ways this is related to an earlier story that I wrote about her. Although that one didn't really have much in the way of catharsis either. Poor Leia.

I'm pleased with the way Finn came out here. This is very much about his healing process too.

What else? Oh, I promised a friend that if she figured out which line made me cry I'd write her a story. She did, and I'm going to. If you find it, you get ... the satisfaction? IDK. It was part of the outline from early on, but when I finally got to it in the story, it kind of hit me right in the heart. :\

And now I need to write a happy story.

I think that's it. I do love feedback, so please, never think that it's unwelcome. <3
thistlerose: by <lj user="beachicons"> (Star Wars)
Relationship Advice (433 words) by Thistlerose
Fandom: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015), Star Wars - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Poe Dameron/Finn, Poe Dameron & Leia Organa
Characters: Poe Dameron, Finn (Star Wars), Leia Organa
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Families of Choice, Deleted Scenes, Shippy Gen, Pining, Leia doesn't have time for your nonsense Poe, Minor Leia Organa/Han Solo
Summary:

"Go after him, if you want. We're all finished here. He clearly likes you very much, and you like him." When he still hasn't moved after about a minute she sighs and says, "Okay, let's hear your excuses. C'mon, flyboy: give me a problem I can actually solve."



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This is actually a deleted scene from a very, very, very early draft of Every Thread That Binds. Originally, the story was going to be 5 times Leia smacked Poe down (for doing something stupidly heroic) and 1 time she just let it go. But I didn't like the idea of her smacking him down, so it became 5 times Leia was in denial of the fact that Poe was her surrogate son, and 1 time she just accepted it. But I realized I could say everything I wanted to say with one scene, and that's what I ended up with.

But I always liked this little moment, so here it is today, being somewhat appropriate for Mother's Day!
thistlerose: by <lj user="beachicons"> (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Holding Patterns

Fandom: Star Wars
Word Count: 4,090
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences (barely)
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships, Characters: Finn/Poe, Rey/Jess, Leia, BB-8, Kalonia
Summary:

"They think they're just friends," Jess explains. "With benefits, sure. Don't get me wrong, friends with benefits is great if that's what you want. But now it's like they're locked into this holding pattern where things are good enough, and neither of them is willing to take the next step."

"Maybe there is no next step," Finn says, and he can hear the belligerence in his tone; he's not really sure where it's coming from. "Maybe things really are good enough."



Or, the one where Poe has the flu and Finn takes care of him, all the while insisting that they're NOT ACTUALLY TOGETHER, although everyone in the Resistance has this idea that they are.

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This was a fill for a kink meme prompt. I still don't believe in Rey/Jess, which was part of the prompt, although I've seen some fan art that's almost swayed me. (They're CUTE.) When I watch the film, I ship Finn/Rey and Finn/Poe pretty much equally, but since I'm sure the former is going to be canon, I need to binge on the latter. (I know there's OT3, and I've written some. I have a title for an actual threesome, but I'm not yet sure what the story is about.)

Anyway, I love feedback.
thistlerose: by <lj user="beachicons"> (Leia)
I Am All the Daughters of My Father's House (744 words) by Thistlerose
Fandom: Star Wars
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences (barely)
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Leia Organa/Han Solo, Leia Organa & Luke Skywalker
Characters: Leia Organa, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker
Additional Tags: Survivor Guilt, Names, Family, Implied Sexual Content
Summary:

There's never any question about giving up the name Organa.



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2nd of my 4 [livejournal.com profile] purimgifts stories. I'm not sure I stuck the landing with this one, but I'm pleased with everything up until the very end. Maybe I'll continue it at some point, since there's a lot more of Leia's life to cover.

But that title is goddamn perfect. (It's from "Twelfth Night," so, you know, long-separated twins!)
thistlerose: (Default)
Objects in Motion (890 words) by Thistlerose
Fandom: Star Wars

Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Maz Kanata, Han Solo, Finn (Star Wars), Rey (Star Wars)
Additional Tags: Character Study, POV Female Character
Summary:

Maz Kanata is no Jedi, but she knows the Force. She always has, ever since she was a young girl, though the long years of her life have granted her greater insight into the workings of the universe than most of the old Masters ever managed to obtain. Or so she likes to think. And she can think whatever she likes because it's not as if any of them are still around to pop by her castle and contradict her.



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I ended up writing four stories for [livejournal.com profile] purimgifts this year. This one is my favorite, but I'll cross-post the others at some point too. Maz! There isn't enough Maz fic. I love her and I had fun with her voice. This is just a brief attempt at placing her in the larger SW universe.

As always, I love feedback.
thistlerose: by <lj user="beachicons"> (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
You Know My Coins Are Counterfeit (But You Accept Them Anyway) (2200 words) by Thistlerose
Word count: 2200
Fandom: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015), Star Wars - All Media Types
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Poe Dameron/Finn
Characters: Poe Dameron, Finn (Star Wars)
Additional Tags: Teasing, Banter, Making Out, Introspection, Sexual Content, Hair-pulling, Established Relationship, Plot What Plot/Porn Without Plot
Summary:

Finn is an awful tease. But Poe deserves it (and he kind of loves it).



“Finn breaks the kiss. Cupping Poe’s chin, tracing his puzzled frown with the pad of his thumb, he says conversationally, “What’s with ‘buddy’, anyway?”



Poe stares at him. “What?”



“You’ve been calling me 'buddy’ almost since we met. How come?”



The look of bewilderment that crosses Poe’s face is priceless. He looks like he just fell out of hyperspace, with no clue as to where he is or how he got there. “Um,” he says slowly. “Is this a serious question?”



Finn kisses the crease between Poe’s eyebrows. “Sure,” he says.



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It probably goes without saying, but I love feedback.

Also, I think I've broken through my 3-year smut-block! I don't know if this means there'll be more (Rey deserves some lovin') but I'm happy.
thistlerose: by <lj user="beachicons"> (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Title: Unfold Your Own Myth
Fandom: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Rating: all ages
Word count: 3527
Characters/Ships: Rey, Leia, Finn, Luke, Poe, with subtle Finn/Rey, Finn/Poe, and eventual OT3
Summary: Five things Rey experiences for the first time after leaving Jakku, and one thing she's able to teach the people she loves. (And one thing she still has to wait for.)

Someone must have loved her once, Rey thinks.

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This was originally supposed to be one of my Purimgifts fic, but as you can see, it ballooned into something a little too long and complicated for that exchange. (Don't worry, recipient! I've written you something else that does follow the rules.) After seeing TFA for the third time last week, I had all these REYYYYYY feelings (oh, sweetie), and also feelings about Finn and Poe and Leia and Luke. So. Everyone's in this! (Except Kylo Ren, because fuck him.)

It goes without saying, I guess, but feedback is lovely.
thistlerose: by <lj user="beachicons"> (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
A Portal From You Back to Me (1514 words) by Thistlerose
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015), Star Wars - All Media Types
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Poe Dameron/Finn/Rey
Characters: Finn (Star Wars), Rey (Star Wars), Poe Dameron
Additional Tags: OT3, Community: tfa_kink, Dreams and Nightmares, Scars, past Poe/OC, Coping Mechanisms
Summary:

When his nightmares are particularly brutal, Finn copes by counting Rey's freckles and Poe's battle scars.



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Heh. I was supposed to be working on my [livejournal.com profile] purimgifts stories (and I am! I have an outline and one whole paragraph!) but I got distracted and wrote another thing. Also, as I was writing this I realized it's my second story in a row that Poe spends asleep. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I'll wake him up for the next one.

Also, I want to write more Maz. (She has like one line in this, so I didn't include her in the list of characters.) I wonder if she knew Obi-Wan. (I don't know why, I just wonder.)
thistlerose: by <lj user="beachicons"> (Star Wars)
Every Thread That Binds (1867 words) by Thistlerose
Word Count: 1867
Fandom: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015), Star Wars - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Poe Dameron & Leia Organa
Characters: Leia Organa, Poe Dameron, Shara Bey, Kes Dameron, Ben Solo | Kylo Ren, Breha Organa, Padmé Amidala
Additional Tags: Character Study, Families of Choice, Missing Scene, Hurt/Comfort, Mother-Son Relationship, Background Character Death, Community: tfa_kink, Minor Leia Organa/Han Solo, Aftermath of Torture
Summary:

He's not her son. She doesn't get to claim him just because he lost his mother and she lost Ben.



Some notes )
thistlerose: by <lj user="beachicons"> (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Title: If You Are the Miracle I Am the Madness
Fandom: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Rating: teen (barely)
Word count: 4,750
Characters/Ships: Finn/Poe, BB-8, Rey
Summary: There's no graceful way to tell someone he's been Force-whammied. Or, Finn finds out he's Force-sensitive in maybe the worst way possible.

It happens so innocently.


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This is a kink meme fill. Not something I necessarily see happening, but man, once I started torturing these two, it was hard to stop. But it all ends happily. ♥
thistlerose: by <lj user="beachicons"> (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Title: The Chapter Where You Decide to Stay
Fandom: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Rating: teen (barely)
Word count: 2,415
Characters/Ships: Finn & Poe (temporarily unrequited Finn/Poe), OC
Summary: Finn overhears things. Not everyone who fights for the Resistance is happy to have an ex-Stormtrooper on their side.

He knows people talk about him.

(Fic on AO3)
thistlerose: by <lj user="beachicons"> (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Title: Reunion
Fandom: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Rating: all ages
Word count: 758
Characters: Poe & BB-8
Summary: There was nothing he could have done, but Poe feels guilty about abandoning BB-8 on Jakku.

On AO3

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This was meant to be a fluffy story about a boy and his droid, but it ended up as a somewhat angsty follow-up to If I Should Fall Along the Way. (Which you don't need to have read, but you should!) I feel like I did a little bit of contorting, avoiding assigning BB-8 a pronoun. I didn't know what to use. I'm fairly sure Rey says "he" at some point, and most people involved with the film seem to be saying "he," but Oscar Isaac has said "it" in interviews and it's his character's droid, so I don't know. At some point I should probably figure it out, but I think it works in this tiny story.

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