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SASO Referees ([personal profile] referees) wrote in [community profile] sportsanime2016-05-27 10:01 am
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Bonus Round 1: Memory

Bonus Round 1: Memory


Let's start our summer by looking at the past—things that happened in canon, or maybe in an AU, or maybe just as wishful thinking...


This round is CLOSED as of 7PM on June 9 EDT. Late fills may be posted, but they will not receive points.

Please read this whole post before commenting to ensure that your team gets the most points possible. (There are changes from last year!)



RULES
  • Submit prompts by commenting to this post! You prompt should consist of one scenario beginning with the phrase "Remember when", along with any ship/ot3/etc. from our list of nominated fandoms.
    • Your prompts can take the form of recalling canon facts/events ("Remember when Nozomi and Eli got parfaits after school?"), non-canon events ("Remember when Megumi and Jin met at the Tadokoro Family Reunion?"), or somewhere in-between ("Remember when Bokuto and Kenma first met?"). Headcanons and AUs are welcome!
    • Your prompt MUST include some kind of relationship. (This is not the sports anime gen olympics.) Platonic relationships are indicated by an "&" between the names (e.g., Rei & Nagisa). Non-platonic relationships use "/" (e.g., Rei/Nagisa). Please don't say "Any pairing," either!
  • Post fills by leaving a responding comment to a prompt with your newly-created work.
  • Remember to follow the general bonus round rules, outlined here.


  • FORMAT
    Bonus round shenanigans all happen in the comments below. Brand-new works only, please.

    Required Work Minimums:
    • 400 words (prose)
    • 400px by 400px (art)
    • 14 lines (poetry)
    There is no max work cap.

    Format your comment in one of the following ways:

    If PROMPTING:If FILLING:If FILLING as a TEAM GRANDSTAND participant:
    PROMPT: TEAM [YOUR SHIP]
    • Replace [YOUR SHIP] with the name of the team you belong to, including Grandstand or Sports Teams
    • Place the prompt's relationship in the first bolded line of the comment. Including the canon isn't required, but it's nice.
    • Below that, place applicable major content tags (when applicable; otherwise write "no tags" or "none")
    • Visual example
    FILL: TEAM [YOUR SHIP], [RATING]
    • Replace [YOUR SHIP] with the name of the team you belong to
    • Replace RATING with the rating of your fill (G - E)
    • Place applicable major content tags and word count before your fill (when applicable; otherwise write "no tags" or "none")
    • NSFW FILLS: Please cross-link these fills and use clear tags in your comment. Written/text fills should be hosted at AO3 ONLY. Art/visual fills can be hosted anywhere. You may include a small safe-for-work preview of the fill in your comment.
    • To place an image in your comment, use this code: <img src="LINK TO YOUR IMAGE" alt="DESCRIPTION OF YOUR IMAGE"/>
    • Visual example
    FILL: TEAM GRANDSTAND, [RATING]
    • Replace RATING with the rating of your fill (G - E)
    • Place applicable major content tags and word count before the fill, where applicable
    • NSFW FILLS: Please cross-link these fills and use clear tags in your comment. Written/text fills should be hosted at AO3 ONLY. Art/visual fills can be hosted anywhere. You may include a small safe-for-work preview of your work in your comment.
    • To place an image in your comment, use this code: <img src="LINK TO YOUR IMAGE" />
    • Visual example


    Posts not using this format will be understood to be unofficial discussion posts, regardless of what they contain. They, like all comments in this community, are subject to the code of conduct.


    SCORING
    These numbers apply to your team as a whole, not each individual teammate. Make as many prompts/fills as you want!

    For prompts: 5 points each (maximum of 50 prompt points per team per round)

    For fills:

    First 3 fills by any member of your team: 20 points each
    Fills 4-10: 10 points each
    Fills 11-20: 5 points each
    Fills 21+: 2 points each

    All scored content must be created new for this round.


    Etc.
    If you're hunting through the prompts looking for what to fill, a good trick is to view top-level comments only.

    Have a question? Check The FAQ first. If you still need help, feel free to contact the mods. Happy fanworking!
kitaiichis: (Default)

PROMPT: Team Kuramochi Youichi/Miyuki Kazuya

[personal profile] kitaiichis 2016-05-27 07:20 am (UTC)(link)
Nanase Haruka/Yamazaki Sousuke (Free!)

remember when haru said "see you later, sousuke" and then they did, in fact, meet up again after that?
i am forever thirsty for post-es content of sousuke, please indulge me
sawakise: look at how bara miyuki is like calm down goliath (Default)

FILL: TEAM Miyuki Kazuya/Sawamura Eijun, T

[personal profile] sawakise 2016-05-28 06:28 am (UTC)(link)
free!es and its characterizations are but a distant past, so i just went with how i remember their personalities to be.

no tags!
1057 words.

“See you later, Sousuke,” Nanase—no, Haruka, Haru, Haruka, Haru—says, staring straight at him as if he could see right through him. It’s a bit nerve-wracking, which is one of the reasons why he’s a bit taken back.

“…Yeah, see you later, Haru,” Sousuke smiles, feeling defeated but not dejected. It’s strange.

As soon as the other male is out of earshot, Sousuke can still make out the slopes of Haru’s shoulders if he squints, Rin slides up to him and nudges him with his elbow.

“What was that all about?” Rin says suggestively with a ridiculous waggle of his eyebrows, nudging Sousuke harder and harder with each waggle. “You two get chummy? Steal his heart when you took that shot for him? What happened?”

Sousuke rolls his eyes hard.

“Nothing like that,” he says as they make their way back to their dorm, “just decided to bury the hatchet. Let the past be the past.”

Rin makes a noise at the back of his throat.

“What,” Sousuke snorts and thinks about the likelihood of him meeting Haru…ka, Haruka, ever again, and realizes swiftly that it’s zero, since he’s going to stay in Tokyo and Haruka and Rin are going to go off and swim professionally with the Olympic team.

“I’ll never see him again.”

--

He sees Haru a week later, at a convenience store down the road.

It starts off fairly straight forward, as all encounters with Haru do: he’s finishing a morning jog, having woken up later than usual, and he’s hungry, so he enters the store, the air conditioning slamming into him and his sweat-covered body, a reminder to wipe his sweat down once he gets back to the dorm and to maybe take a shower, just so he doesn’t get sick. The cashier greets him in her cheerful voice and he gives his own little greeting back. It’s vey serendipitous. Serene. Like the universe aligned perfectly in order for him to arrive here at the convenience store on this very day. Like the world has shifted into pure bliss.

Then Nanase Haruka, in the flesh, steps out from an aisle, rounds the corner, goes into his aisle, the one with the assorted sports drinks lined up in the refrigerators, and looks up straight at him.

Instinctively and like a reflex, Sousuke narrows his eyes.

“What are you doing here, Haru…ka?” He asks, tacking on the ending of the other’s name, familiarity and causality foreign and awkward, like wearing a second set of skin that doesn’t feel quite right.

Haruka doesn’t even bat an eyelash, just keeps staring at him. It’s terribly nerve-wracking. Sousuke shifts his weight from side to side.

“I’m getting food,” is Haruka’s simple, effectual way of replying without saying anything of substance. Because even burying the hatchet won’t prevent him from being an asshole.

“Yes,” Sousuke squints and mentally checks to make sure he didn’t run all the way to Iwatobi, “but why are you here?”

“I’m here to buy food,” Haruka rewords his sentence before and Sousuke looks down. In his hands, Haruka is holding a packet of pre-salted dried mackerels. Sousuke gets the urge to roll his eyes. He caves in pretty quick.

“No,” he says with a bit of a growl, because this is frustrating and he wonders if he’s actually annoyed or if being annoyed at Haruka is a safe default. “Why are you here and not back at Iwatobi?”

Haruka actually looks confused, which doesn’t make sense. If anything, Sousuke is the only one who has the right to be confused.

“Makoto and Rin are sightseeing today. Did they not tell you?”

This annoys Sousuke for two reasons. One, no, Rin did not tell him. Two, what is there to sightsee in Tokyo? Tokyo Tower?

“He was probably going to tell me later,” Sousuke reasons and Haruka nods, as if that makes sense. A silence falls over them and Sousuke shifts so that he can turn and examine the sport drinks, despite knowing what he wanted to buy as soon as he made the decision to enter this convenience store. He thinks he hears the scuffle of shoes against tiles and that’s the end of their conversation, Haruka must have gone to pay up front, and then they’ll be out of each other’s hair and lives long enough for Sousuke to let these bitter and salty feelings gently ebb away.

But no, a quick glance to his right reveals that Haruka is still there, examining the drinks with a blank expression that suggests he has no interest in them at all. Sousuke rolls his eyes and opens the door, carefully minding where Haruka is so he doesn’t straight up smack the other in the nose, and nabs his Pocari Sweat at the bottom.

“Do you need something?” He asks as the door swings shut.

“There’s an aquarium,” Haruka says.

“Yeah, tons,” Sousuke says, narrowing his eyes.

“Are you busy?” Haruka asks haltingly, like he regrets the words as soon as they left his mouth.

“I,” Sousuke begins, because he’s not sure if he’s just projecting his negative thoughts onto Haruka, but he’s also not sure if this is a strange form of pity, because Rin didn’t tell him and so Haruka feels obligated to invite Sousuke along despite both knowing full well that he’s just going to stare at the sea creatures and attempt to enter the water tanks.

But, even so, he doesn’t really have anything to do. And, maybe, this is the first step towards something.

“Let me change into something other than my workout clothes,” he says instead. “You can stop by my dorm later; let me know when—oh, you don’t have my email address.”

Wordlessly, Haruka procures his phone and hands it over, unlocked and already on the New Contact screen. Sousuke doesn’t know whether to be impressed or suspicious. He settles for the former.

“Here, I’ll let you know when I’m done and you can let me know when you get there,” because he doesn’t know how to explain to Rin why Haruka’s just patiently waiting in their dorm for Sousuke to finish changing. Haruka accepts the terms with a nod of his head.

They both go to the cashier to checkout, separately.

“See you later, Sousuke,” Haruka says.

“I’ll message you,” Sousuke promises. They part ways.

kitaiichis: (Default)

Re: FILL: TEAM Miyuki Kazuya/Sawamura Eijun, T

[personal profile] kitaiichis 2016-05-28 12:56 pm (UTC)(link)
oh gosh, i love yamazaki "i'm not in denial at all" sousuke so much..... just, how he not-so-lowkey wants to know haru more but tries to Play It Cool(tm) ((how cute is he constantly fumbling over how to refer to haru, oh sousuke))....

thank you so much for this fill! :D
sawakise: look at how bara miyuki is like calm down goliath (Default)

Re: FILL: TEAM Miyuki Kazuya/Sawamura Eijun, T

[personal profile] sawakise 2016-05-29 02:52 pm (UTC)(link)
you're welcome!! i'm so glad that you liked it!! i need more souharu in my life anyways & i Love Awkward Souharu trying to figure out what's going on and--

thank you for the prompt!!
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Re: FILL: TEAM Miyuki Kazuya/Sawamura Eijun, T

[personal profile] karahashi 2016-05-28 02:37 pm (UTC)(link)
SOUHARU SOUHARU I LOVED how awkward he is with Haru's name (also RIN Rin is a sweetheart and I love how you portrayed his dynamic with Sou) and how they kind of stumble towards a truce of sorts. Sousuke's train of thought is the greatest - he's almost tentative in many aspects, but he's there and he takes charge, and I'm probably not making any sense but I just love the subtle undercurrents in this? It's great <33
sawakise: look at how bara miyuki is like calm down goliath (Default)

Re: FILL: TEAM Miyuki Kazuya/Sawamura Eijun, T

[personal profile] sawakise 2016-05-29 03:05 pm (UTC)(link)
IT'S WEIRD WHEN ALL HIS (AND BY EXTENSION, YOUR) FRIENDS CALL HIM HARU BUT YOU DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN!! <- a line that sums up the entire sousuke pov

but yes, i'm so glad that you like it!!
Edited 2016-05-29 15:06 (UTC)
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Re: FILL: TEAM Miyuki Kazuya/Sawamura Eijun, T

[personal profile] spicybun 2016-06-03 03:27 pm (UTC)(link)
A silence falls over them and Sousuke shifts so that he can turn and examine the sport drinks, despite knowing what he wanted to buy as soon as he made the decision to enter this convenience store.
this is such a great line. very sousuke, but also very relatable. you've perfectly captured a lovely, albeit awkward, moment.

a+ fill, bless
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Re: FILL: TEAM Miyuki Kazuya/Sawamura Eijun, T

[personal profile] horchata 2016-06-04 09:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Sousuke/Haru is an absolute favorite! I'm so glad you wrote this, thank you for posting!