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SASO Referees ([personal profile] referees) wrote in [community profile] sportsanime2017-05-28 06:52 pm
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Bonus Round 1: AUs

AUs

This round is CLOSED as of 7PM EDT on 10 June. Late comments are screened and will not receive points.



This popular round is back once again! To begin this year's SASO, we encourage you to let your mind run wild with alternate ideas and settings.


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 with an alternate universe idea, along with a ship from one of our nominated fandoms. There's a comment template below for your convenience.
    • 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., Izumi & Sakaeguchi). Non-platonic relationships use "/" (e.g., Izumi/Sakaeguchi). Please don't say "Any pairing," either!
  • An AU can be a canon divergence, e.g. "what if [character] was the Team Captain instead of the canon captain character?", or a completely different setting altogether, e.g., pop idol AU, coffee shop AU, superheroes AU, etc.
  • Fill prompts by leaving a responding comment to the 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. Any way you format it is fine.
  • Copy/paste/fill out the following form into your comment box. Delete the guidance text that's in parentheses. Make sure you use tags.

    Here is a BR Template Creator for your convenience if the textarea is confusing.

FILL: TEAM [YOUR SHIP], [RATING]
  • Replace [YOUR SHIP] with the name of the team you belong to. Any way you format it is fine.
  • Replace RATING with the rating of your fill (G - E)
  • Copy/paste/fill out the following form into your comment box. Delete the guidance text that's in parentheses. Make sure you use tags.

    Here is a BR Template Creator for your convenience if the textarea is confusing.

  • NSFW FILLS: Please cross-link these fills and tag them clearly. [community profile] saso_afterhours is open to all NSFW fills.
    • Written/text fills can be hosted on AO3 or [community profile] saso_afterhours ONLY.
    • Art/visual fills can be hosted anywhere; you may include a small safe-for-work thumbnail of the fill in your comment.
FILL: TEAM GRANDSTAND, [RATING]
  • Replace RATING with the rating of your fill (G - E)
  • Copy/paste/fill out the following form into your comment box. Delete the guidance text that's in parentheses. Make sure you use tags.

    Here is a BR Template Creator for your convenience if the textarea is confusing.

  • NSFW FILLS: Please cross-link these fills and tag them clearly. [community profile] saso_afterhours is open to all NSFW fills.
    • Written/text fills can be hosted on AO3 or [community profile] saso_afterhours ONLY.
    • Art/visual fills can be hosted anywhere; you may include a small safe-for-work thumbnail of the fill in your comment.


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.

If you see anyone breaking the code of conduct (e.g., causing drama, being rude) anywhere (not just DW), please contact the mods immediately.


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 4 fills by any member of your team: 20 points each
Fills 5-10: 15 points each
Fills 11-20: 5 points each
Fills 21-50: 2 points each
Fills 51+: 1 point 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 (see the line of links below this post).

Have a question? Check The FAQ first. If you still need help, feel free to contact the mods. Happy fanworking!
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Re: TEAM: PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] dynamite 2017-05-28 11:02 pm (UTC)(link)
INCREDIBLE

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putsch: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM KUROO TETSUROU/SAWAMURA DAICHI

[personal profile] putsch 2017-05-28 11:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Fandom: Haikyuu
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Ushijima Wakatoshi/Tendou Satori, MERMAID AU (bonus if ushijima is the merman and tendou is his wild human friend but either way is good!)
granada: <user name="colony" site="livejournal.com"> (pic#6122583)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM KUROO TETSUROU/SAWAMURA DAICHI

[personal profile] granada 2017-05-28 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
why do you have to hurt me like this
hapaxlegomenon: (Default)

PROMPT: Team Aoyagi Hajime/Teshima Junta

[personal profile] hapaxlegomenon 2017-05-28 11:03 pm (UTC)(link)

Ship: Kinjou &/ Makishima &/ Tadokoro
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: The Adventure Zone AU

Re: PROMPT: Team Aoyagi Hajime/Teshima Junta

[personal profile] lemontongues 2017-05-28 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
wow i can't believe somebody already posted a perfect prompt?? my jaw literally dropped i need to. see if i can do something about this holy shit
babster: (Default)

Team Grandstand

[personal profile] babster 2017-05-28 11:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Natsuo Ishido/&Ninomiya Kei
Fandom: Teppuu
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: AU where Natsuo is a supervillain
wino: (Default)

Re: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] wino 2017-05-28 11:14 pm (UTC)(link)
oh fuck

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horchata: (Default)

PROMPT: Team Kageyama Tobio/Oikawa Tooru

[personal profile] horchata 2017-05-28 11:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Rin &/ Haruka or Haruka &/ Sousuke or Rin &/ Sousuke
Fandom: Free!
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: maybe career-ending sports injury?

Prompt: It's Rin whose shoulder suffers in this AU. How does that change things when he comes back to Japan?
Edited 2017-05-28 23:11 (UTC)
kitaiichis: (Default)

Re: PROMPT: Team Kageyama Tobio/Oikawa Tooru

[personal profile] kitaiichis 2017-05-28 11:21 pm (UTC)(link)
oh no (oh yes)

this puts a whole new spin on rin's homecoming angst,

FILL: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS, T

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chiharu: (Tsuks and Yams)

PROMPT: TEAM KAGEYAMA TOBIO/OIKAWA TOORU

[personal profile] chiharu 2017-05-28 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Oikawa/Kageyama
Fandom: Haikyuu
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None
Prompt: Kageyama just wants to pass the hunter exam to find his father, until he meets screamo murder clown Oikawa
Edited 2017-05-28 23:07 (UTC)
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Re: PROMPT: TEAM KAGEYAMA TOBIO/OIKAWA TOORU

[personal profile] gionkenji 2017-05-29 12:51 am (UTC)(link)
screamo murder clown Oikawa I'M DEAD

FILL: TEAM GRANDSTAND, G

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prillalar: Otabek with teddy bear (SASO)

Re: TEAM SAWAMURA DAICHI/SUGAWARA KOUSHI

[personal profile] prillalar 2017-05-28 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Holy hell! [starry eyes emoji]
multilinear: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] multilinear 2017-05-28 11:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: oikage
Fandom: haikyuu
Major Tags: none.
Other Tags: none.

Prompt: GUNDAM AU
candyharlot: (team_ushioi1)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] candyharlot 2017-05-28 11:27 pm (UTC)(link)
AAAAAAAA

FILL: Team Grandstand, G

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FILL:

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moetushie: (sports!!! sousuke be cool)

TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] moetushie 2017-05-28 11:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Nanase Haruka/Yamazaki Sousuke
Fandom: Free! Eternal Summer
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Rivals, Canon divergence AU

Prompt: An AU where Sousuke didn't go to Tokyo for high school, and instead went to Samezuka and became Haru's main rival. They swim against each other, really don't get each other and secretly miss Rin way more than they'd allow each other to ever know.

Also: secret makeouts.
horchata: (Default)

Re: TEAM GRANDSTAND

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INTERNAL SCREAMING

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Prompt: team miyuki kazuya/oikawa tooru

[personal profile] aicqt 2017-05-28 11:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: kuroo tetsurou & oikawa tooru
Fandom: haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Pacific rim au.
creamedcoffee: (Default)

Re: Prompt: team miyuki kazuya/oikawa tooru

[personal profile] creamedcoffee 2017-05-29 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
i am always down for pacrim
lemon: (koenma ►)

PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] lemon 2017-05-28 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Aomine Daiki/Kagami Taiga
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Great British Bake-Off AU where Kagami is Paul Hollywood and contestant Aomine keeps fricking up all his recipes because he's too flustered by him
multilinear: (Default)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] multilinear 2017-05-28 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
ho l y go d

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FILL: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS, T

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putsch: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM KUROO TETSUROU/SAWAMURA DAICHI

[personal profile] putsch 2017-05-28 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Hikaru & Sai
Fandom: Hikaru no Go
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Touken Ranbu AU, Hikaru is the new Saniwa Sage and Sai is his first sword to show him the way
soup: (gj bruh)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM KUROO TETSUROU/SAWAMURA DAICHI

[personal profile] soup 2017-05-28 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Holy shit
soup: (てめえの目でな!)

PROMPT: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] soup 2017-05-28 11:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Isashiki Jun & Tanba Kouichirou OR Isashiki Jun&/Kominato Ryousuke
Fandom: Daiya no Ace
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: AU where Jun is the ace pitcher.
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Re: PROMPT: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] starrwinter 2017-05-28 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooh! Down for this! ❤

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chiharu: (Arakita)

PROMPT: TEAM KAGEYAMA TOBIO/OIKAWA TOORU

[personal profile] chiharu 2017-05-28 11:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Arakita Yasutomo/ Shinkai Hayato
Fandom: Yowapedal
Major Tags: Violence, Character death
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Arakita will do whatever it takes it make sure Shinkai doesn't die again in this life time, even if it means accepting his destiny as a Magic Boy.
Edited 2017-05-28 23:11 (UTC)
tsukkis_playground: (Default)

FILL: TEAM KUROO TETSUROU/SAWAMURA DAICHI, T

[personal profile] tsukkis_playground 2017-06-01 02:18 am (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: Mild Violence, Mentions of Character Death
Other Tags: Spirits, Astral Projection, Magic, Powers, Crystals
Word Count: 3.2k

Hope you enjoy my interpretation!!

(1/2)
***

The pathway between the physical realm that we dwell in on Earth, and the higher planes in which magical entities thrive, is wide, gloomy and dangerous.

Arakita floats downwards with caution. Just one lone barrier awaits him before he can safely return to his human husk. At the moment, he can see roughly a foot ahead, and he prays to whichever deity is listening that he doesn’t confront any troublesome spirits.

He’s nearly there when his eyes flutter close and a scalding hot sensation runs along his side, followed by a full body tremor. He mentally curses his high hopes and bad luck.

A form made up of greens and blues hovers beside him, its shapeless limbs swiping through him; draining his energy bit by bit.

It’s rare that Arakita would run into the same being twice, but this is the fourth time he’s come face to face with this particular menace, and it’s infuriating. He descends at a quicker pace, travelling left and right; weaving his way between uncaring spirits in an attempt to lose his attacker, but even when he’s a mere twenty feet away from the final barrier, that being is still on his tail.

Arakita rolls his eyes and lets out a soft groan of dissatisfaction. He stops in place and hopes he’s still energized enough to paralyze, or at least momentarily blind the being until he can force his way through. He stares into the dugout holes in its head and charges his palms to about 60 percent of his current power.

In total, he has seven seconds to shoot, descend another few feet, and push through a ten inch thick barrier. If he could speak in his current form, he’s sure a poem of expletives would fill the air, but he can’t so he settles on huffing. Just as the being extends a limb, Arakita sends a bout of light in its direction.

He’s on the move. Arakita descends and uses his remaining energy to make his way into the physical realm. His huffs soon switch to curses and grunts once his head passes through. His shoulders sprout out next, and his chest heaves at the sudden relief of dense pressure. But through this process his back burns, and Arakita feels himself fall backward for a split second. A warm pressure settles near his hips and he wants nothing but to fall asleep where he stands.

This was the part he hated most, crossing barriers.

Arakita musters up the last of his strength to propel his soul forward, and twirls in the air at the force of it when he in his entirety is on the other side of the tedious barrier.

So troublesome, he thinks, floating aimlessly as he restores his energy.

*

It took Arakita a while to learn how to control his frequency within these realms, and a little longer for him to come to peace with what he interacts with whilst he roamed. As a beginner he’d feel a harsh tug at his freezing feet; his soul slowing departing from his body, but within seconds, he’d be shoved back into his shell with wide eyes and a heaving chest.

Overtime he quashed his fears and mastered, he’d venture to say, flight, camouflage, astral projection and some stages of telekinesis.

Now he could slip between the realms with ease. He’d no longer tremble when an unidentified entity neared him or flew through his weightless form. He eventually adjusted to the whispers in his ears, teaching him the secrets of the Earth’s most ancient structures, and even the prodding, interested fingers that jabbed at his forearms and thighs.

Although, there were still times when a pest would do its upmost best to drain him of his soul and energy, but that was a rare occurrence. His drastic physical change was a perk he really enjoyed. Sometimes his ears would disappear, yet he could somehow hear. His lips may be a tint of green or his entire body might shine with an orange hue. On one great occurrence, he was nothing but a mass of floating consciousness without form. It was a thrilling, nerve wrecking yet fun experience.

His most nerve wrecking projection, if he had to choose, might’ve been when he had to retrieve Shinkai’s soul. Dozens of demons hovered near his friend, their sharp fingers piercing Shinkai’s soul, hungrily swiping at and swallowing his life energy. It took a whole twenty-four hours for Arakita to destroy them all and return Shinkai’s unconscious soul to his battered body. That was his first and last encounter with ravenous demons. Their realm is a realm he never ventures near.

*

There’s a black cat, mesmerizing in the way it drags its tail from left to right a good ways below. It reminds him of a shapeshifter he met on a bridge weeks ago in a land he cannot recall. For a moment he wonders if he’s accidentally crossed paths with one once more, but pushes the thought away when said cat digs its claws into the back of a helpless rat.
Arakita shakes his head and floats towards his and Shinkai’s shared room.

He makes his way up the stairs and passes through their walls with ease.

The time on Shinkai’s alarm clock reads 5:43am and Arakita gapes. He’s been gone for six hours in total, but it felt like five minutes! He’s definitely got to learn to gage time better, but at least he was able to deliver his report to the highest deity and return safely.

His eyes settle on Shinkai’s sleeping form to his right, and he can’t suppress the need to watch the rise and fall of his chest. A sigh leaves his lips as he sits, legs crossed, beside his teammate.

“This is your entire fault.” Arakita drags his fingers over Shinkai’s face and laughs when he moves towards the warmth. “You oaf.”

He plays with the red strands covering Shinkai’s forehead and eyes. His needy fingers rub against Shinkai’s plump lips. If only he could kiss them. He wants to, but he’d never take advantage of his friend like that. He’s a magic boy anyway; he can’t meddle with human relationships; can never hope to indulge in one either.

All your fuckin’ fault…” he whispers.

Arakita stares at Shinkai, and then screams.

Why’d Shinkai have to go and die? Why’d someone drive down the road in the middle of a race? But the question that’s cemented itself at the forefront of his mind is: Why’d the deities choose to give him an offer to save Shinkai? Why? He wasn’t anything special. If it wasn’t for Fuku he’d be a school dropout doing who knows what right now. If anyone should’ve been given an offer, it was Fukutomi.

He stands to his feet with a scowl and stomps towards his empty body. There’s nothing I can do about it now, he thinks, “but I wish I wasn’t the only one to remember what had happened that day.” Arakita spares Shinkai another fleeting glance.

Slowly, he sits atop himself, shivering at the cold shell he’s met with. It’s uncomfortable as he stretches his legs and extends his arms. His skin tingles but he leans backward in one quick motion.

He rises with a deep heave, his breaths coming quick with renewed strength. You’d think he’d be used to this by now, but the weight of his body crushing his soul is heavy, the pounding of his heartbeat is thunderous in his ears, the blood filling his veins rushes fast—it’s distracting and he’s suffering from sensory overload. His grip tightens around the labradorite he left in his palm, grateful for the serenity that encompasses him.

Minutes pass by in the same manner; he wiggles his toes and blinks his eyes, stretches his legs and folds his arms. Every bodily system seems to be in order and that simple fact is comforting.

When he’s finally calmed down enough to move from his spot, Arakita glances at the clock, surprised to see it’s almost 6:30am. But just because he can move doesn’t mean he does. Arakita flops onto his back with a huff and closes his eyes. I’m sure I can get at least an hours rest.

But as sleep bares its fangs and drags him into the land of dreams, Arakita notes how quiet the night is.

It’s eerie; it’s bad news.

*

Arakita cracks an eye open, swatting at the thumbs poking his cheeks. He’s used to Shinkai trying some irking tactic to rise him in the mornings, but endless poking served with a side of bad breath is just too much. The twitching of his upper lip is just an inkling of how annoyed he is.

“You know, stink ass morning breath isn’t something I enjoy waking up to.”

Shinkai chuckles at that. “Well if you had gotten up after I threw my second pillow, then you wouldn’t have to smell it.” Shinkai receives a forehead to his chin, and Arakita feels a pinch better when a low ouch graces his ears.

“Thu made me bithe my thung!” Shinkai rubs at his sore chin, eyes pointed downwards in an attempt to survey his tongue.

“That’s what your ass deserves.” Arakita teases whilst he shifts his weight to his feet. After a satisfying stretch, he goes through his usual routine. His hands rummage through his draws in search of clean briefs, I need to wash when I get back. He grabs a t-shirt, and rests his labradorite in its spot atop his dresser. “Oh, which one did you hold last night?”

Arakita almost knocks over his incense when Shinkai’s breath tickles his ear. “Fuck Shinkai, you can’t do that!”

“Do what?” Shinkai has the gall to laugh.

Arakita squints and bares his teeth, thanking God for his ability to withhold a curse sometimes. He answers Shinkai’s question. “The la-bra-do-rite.” He seethes. “It’s the one that calms me most. Even when I’m faced with a nuisance that goes by the name of Shinkai Hayato.”

“Hmm…” Arakita watches as Shinkai runs his fingers over an Amethyst, Clear Quartz and more. Shinkai has always admired Arakita’s crystal collection, but if only he knew why he had each one. He hates lying to his friend, but he made a promise to never reveal the actual reason. So he tells him they’re to help him sleep; a habit he’s had from he was young.

“And which is this?” Shinkai’s finger hovers over a Black Tourmaline.

“Ah, that’s actually my favorite. It’s called-” Arakita grabs his bath salts and shoves Shinkai backward, “I’m taking a bath first!”

The only sound in their dorm is Arakita’s breath and feet as he sprints to their shared bathroom.

“Yasutomo!” Shinkai bellows and Arakita can hear his heavy feet near, but not even the Demon that reigns over Hakone’s streets can outrun a Wolf that craves a warm shower.

*
hapaxlegomenon: (sneaky looking teshima manga)

PROMPT: Team Aoyagi Hajime/Teshima Junta

[personal profile] hapaxlegomenon 2017-05-28 11:11 pm (UTC)(link)

Ship: Arakita/Toudou or Arakita/Fukutomi
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: AU where Hakogaku wins the 41st Inter High
nobetterpicture: (Default)

Re: PROMPT: Team Aoyagi Hajime/Teshima Junta

[personal profile] nobetterpicture 2017-05-28 11:19 pm (UTC)(link)
(high pitched screaming)
putsch: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM KUROO TETSUROU/SAWAMURA DAICHI

[personal profile] putsch 2017-05-28 11:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kikumaru Eiji/Oishi Shouichiro
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Your Name AU
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FILL: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS, G

[personal profile] nobetterpicture 2017-05-29 05:37 am (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None (minus possible Your Name spoilers if you squint)
Word Count: 1170 words, 1 image

I hope you're happy, Kat (also...this is definitely an AU of the movie and like...possibly my hopes for what the end should have been)

***


Eiji Your Name.

There’s this dream that Eiji used to often have...if he could really call it a dream. Sometimes, the pull in his heart says it’s real.

He’s talked to his friends about it multiple times in the past, explained the whole situation over and over to Fuji, but every conclusion leads to it being just a dream and Eiji having an incredible imagination. Which isn’t wrong, but Eiji thinks that he’s smart enough to tell the difference between a dream and, well, whatever it was.

Not being able to remember anything other than the longing for...for...something. Someone specifically remains.


(“You know, you acted pretty weird yesterday.” Fuji says, on a down moment at the cafe.

“Weird?” Eiji echoes as he adjusts one of the cakes in the display case. “In what way?”

“Hmm. Well, it was almost as if you were another person. You completely forgot how to use the espresso machine and then trying to decorate a cake...You were almost overly apologetic to me, of all people, about wasting things and messing up a cake. It was very out of character for you.”

Eiji blinks, considers this information. He’s been at this cafe for three years, so there’s no way that had happened. Fuji’s trying to play a joke. Besides, he had off yesterday. “Stop teasing me, Fujiko. I didn’t have work yesterday, it was a Tuesday. My day off.”

“Eiji.” Fuji’s voice draws his attention. “Do you know what day it is today?”

“Duh, it’s Wednesday.”

“It’s Thursday, Eiji.”)


Some mornings, when he’s stuck in the twilight between consciousness and unconsciousness, Eiji hears a voice. It’s soft, soothing enough to his ears that something inside him wants to listen to it forever. But the second he tries to focus on it, the second his brain comes more aware, it slips away with the darkness of night and Eiji watches the sunrise in attempts to ignore the void in his heart.


(“Trying to memorize something?” Fuji leans against Eiji’s side, peeking at his hands. “You’ve been tracing letters in your hand for five minutes now”

“Eh?” Eiji shoves his hands into the front pocket of his apron and plasters a smile on his face. “I-I must have zoned out. I thought I saw someone...Nevermind.”

Fuji smiles at him and Eiji’s known his friend and coworker long enough that he’s not going to drop the subject so Eiji switches it first.

“Did Murai-san talk to you about rebranding? We’re renaming and getting new uniforms!”)


Eiji’s always been pretty athletic.

In high school, he played tennis. He was a singles player but, really, he always wanted to play doubles. He tried a few times, but there was no one on his team that could keep up with his style of play, so he went back to singles. When he graduated, he stopped playing tennis because there was nothing more for him to accomplish as a singles player.

Nowadays, Eiji runs. He runs in the early mornings down the empty streets, turning every corner quicker than the last, pausing only if he sees a stray cat. He runs in the afternoons after shift at the cafe full of frustration, each step slamming down like the basketball kids are playing with in the court down the street. He runs at night, under the stars, sprinting up steps and hills until he reaches the top and can see Tokyo spread out before him.

Fuji thinks that he’s running from something, or maybe, maybe he’s running toward something.

Eiji...Eiji’s not sure how to answer when he wastes a whole day running around the city until there are blisters on his feet from his dress shoes just because he thought he saw someone he knew. Not that he can remember the person’s face or name or anything descriptive about them. But his heart...something inside his heart does.

So he runs; he runs with his eyes looking forward, not back, because the only thing he can trust is now. The past keeps confusing him but all of his instincts tell him that when he turns the next corner, when he reaches that top step, there will be the answer he’s been looking for. Just a little longer, just a little further.

Next time. Next time. Next time.


(“We could have gone to Hakone if you wanted the small town experience, Eiji senpai. Why did we have to go four hours away?”

“Didn’t you used to call yourself ‘Nature man’ back in high school? Look at those mountains and suck it up, Momo-chan.”

The view is breathtaking and Eiji pulls out his phone to take a panorama of the town. As he turns, he captures it all on his phone even though it feels like he already has this same exact picture. His gallery disagrees.

He sighs, stretching his arms and legs as Momo ties his shoes for the fifth time. Fuji told him to take a vacation, said that he’s been working too much and running even less.

“You’re stuck in a rut here, get out of Tokyo.” Fuji had shoved him toward the back. “Starting now, you’re on vacation. Murai-san agrees.”

“I. What?” Eiji knocked his head against the door to the kitchen. “Ouch, okay! Okay, I get it. But at least let me fill the display case before I go.”

Fuji allowed it. There was a bit of a line when Eiji came back out with his tray, so he carefully slid behind his friend and over. When he was satisfied, he stood up in time to see a man walking out of the shop and something snapped.

He can still hear the clatter of metal and see the shocked look on the poor old man’s face when Eiji grabbed his shoulder. It was a mistake, but a big enough one that he easily gave Fuji his apron and starting planning a vacation somewhere.

Google helped him find the remote town thanks to his previous searches on it before, for whatever reason he had been searching it, and Momo-chan was jobless at the moment, so everything fell into place perfectly. For once.

“Eiji senpai?”

Eiji pushes his arms up even higher, savoring the burn of stretched muscle, and smiles. “Let’s hike the mountain first. There’s supposed to be a shrine at the top.”)


When it happens, there are no fireworks or sakura pedals or shooting stars.

It happens when Eiji is alone in the cafe, tracing patterns (or is it letters?) into his palm as he waits for a customer. He doesn’t hear the bell or the gentle footsteps, but what he does hear is his name.

“Eiji?”

He takes a moment before looking up. He hopes he isn’t shaking, it’s just...It’s funny, that after all the running and searching he’s done, that all he had to do is wait. Too bad patience was never his strong suit.

No matter what, they’ve both waited long enough.

Eiji looks up and smiles wide.

“Oishi.”
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PROMPT: TEAM DAIYA NO ACE

[personal profile] transmiyuki 2017-05-28 11:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kataoka Tesshin & or / Miyuki Kazuya
Fandom: Daiya no Ace
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: age gap, if you choose the / route

Prompt: Emma AU
Edited 2017-05-28 23:31 (UTC)
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Re: PROMPT: TEAM DAIYA NO ACE

[personal profile] tsunderekita 2017-05-29 01:58 am (UTC)(link)
e.e I see you Jea
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PROMPT: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] multilinear 2017-05-28 11:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: victuuri
Fandom: yuri!!! on ice
Major Tags: none.
Other Tags: none.

Prompt: musician au! choice of musical instrument is up to you, but anything exploring victuuri as artists of another form would be appreciated :D
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Re: PROMPT: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] wino 2017-05-28 11:30 pm (UTC)(link)
im thinking... orchestra

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Prompt: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] babster 2017-05-28 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Natsuo Ishido/&Mawatari Yuzuko
Fandom: Teppu
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Monsters AU!
Edited 2017-05-29 00:32 (UTC)
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FILL: TEAM AOYAGI HAJIME/KOGA KIMITAKA/TESHIMA JUNTA - RATING G

[personal profile] besania 2017-05-30 04:24 am (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: None.
Other Tags: None.
Word Count: None.

I'm more confident in my writing than in my drawing skills ngl but this particular fill..... I simply had to fill it like this. I hope you like it!

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Natsuo Ishido: http://imgur.com/a/FH2yu
Mawatari Yuzuko: http://imgur.com/a/aJwKl


Edited (EDIT: i couldnt figure out the coding thing??? IM SO SORRY) 2017-05-30 04:28 (UTC)
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PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] gionkenji 2017-05-28 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Ayase Chihaya/Wakamiya Shinobu
Fandom: Chihayafuru
Major Tags: None.
Other Tags: The Heart Of The Cards

Prompt: Yu-Gi-Oh! AU
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Re: PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] flippinflakes 2017-05-28 11:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I'M MCFUCKING SCREAMING OMG!!! Yu Gi OH AU IS SO PERFECT

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FILL: TEAM GRANDSTAND, [G]

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PROMPT: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] multilinear 2017-05-28 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: asanoya
Fandom: haikyuu!!
Major Tags: none.
Other Tags: none.

Prompt: superpowers au! choice of power is up to you :D
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Re: PROMPT: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] creamedcoffee 2017-05-29 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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FILL:

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PROMPT: Team Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky

[personal profile] mousapelli 2017-05-28 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Victor/Yuuri
Fandom: Yuri on Ice!!!
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Age flip AU: Victor is the younger fanboy and Yuuri is the older star skater. Victor still shows up in Hasetsu, but because he NEEDS a coach.
Edited 2017-05-28 23:14 (UTC)
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Re: PROMPT: Team Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky

[personal profile] momoshiro 2017-05-28 11:20 pm (UTC)(link)
*lies down*
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TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] moetushie 2017-05-28 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Aomine Daiki/Kagami Taiga
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None
Prompt: Fuck it, they're both superheroes. Or are they supervillains??!!
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Re: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] wino 2017-05-28 11:30 pm (UTC)(link)
TIME TO COME UP W POWERS

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FILL: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS, T

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PROMPT: TEAM HIMURO TATSUYA/NIJIMURA SHUUZOU

[personal profile] wino 2017-05-28 11:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: ushioi
Fandom: haikyuu!!
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: ushijima's a country boy and oikawa's from the city. one morning, they wake up in each other's bodies (ie kimi na no wa au)
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Re: PROMPT: TEAM HIMURO TATSUYA/NIJIMURA SHUUZOU

[personal profile] creamedcoffee 2017-05-29 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
OOOOOooOoOooOOO classic ushi harvesting crops
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PROMPT: TEAM Kanzaki Miki/Miyahara

[personal profile] luckycricket33 2017-05-28 11:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Karupin/Yuri Plisetsky's Cat
Fandom: Prince of Tennis, Yuri on Ice
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Aristocats AU
prillalar: Ryoma Echizen, looking cute (ryoma)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM Kanzaki Miki/Miyahara

[personal profile] prillalar 2017-05-28 11:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm calling it -- 15 minutes in and you already won SASO.

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FILL: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS, T

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