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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!
kougamira: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] kougamira 2017-05-29 10:08 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Tanaka Ryuunosuke/Nishinoya Yuu
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None.
Other Tags: None.

Prompt: Magical Realism AU. The Tanaka family runs a magic shop and Saeko's spells and love charms are famous. Ryuu has magic of his own, but he's still trying to make a name for himself. One day Noya walks in and Ryuu drops the plant he's holding because he's so flustered by Noya. The nerd.

That's the beginning of their love story. ;)
savetanaka: (Default)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] savetanaka 2017-05-29 10:58 am (UTC)(link)
I AM A L I V E

Re: PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

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mugenn: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] mugenn 2017-05-29 10:11 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kominato Ryousuke & Haruichi OR Miya Atsumu & Osamu
Fandom: Daiya or Haikyuu
Major Tags: possible violence?
Other Tags: manga spoilers (Haikyuu)

Prompt: Mob Psycho 100 AU. Roles can be switched as in who gets Mob's powers and who gets Ritsu's with the Kominato brothers. With the Miya twins I know it's not canon but please consider Nii-san or Osamu-nii
luckycricket33: (Aya)

FILL: Team Kanzaki Miki/Miyahara, G

[personal profile] luckycricket33 2017-06-01 01:15 am (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: Anime spoilers
Other Tags: crossover canon (MP100) spoilers, demonic posession, implied violence offscreen, eye contact
Word Count: None

Aniki?

enjoy it larger on tumblr

***



clearlykero: (Default)

PROMPT: Team Kirishima Natsuya/Yamazaki Sousuke

[personal profile] clearlykero 2017-05-29 10:13 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kogure/Mitsui
Fandom: Slam Dunk
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: mitsui spoilers?

Prompt: in which mitsui never tries to ruin basketball club and continues his Professional Delinquent TM lifestyle bc he's too deep in now to quit even though he's rubbish at it. a year into university, kogure runs into mitsui trying to extort one of his classmates.
marks: unce unce unce (Default)

Re: PROMPT: Team Kirishima Natsuya/Yamazaki Sousuke

[personal profile] marks 2017-05-29 10:55 am (UTC)(link)
K!!!! Yes!!!!
sylphofkarkat: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] sylphofkarkat 2017-05-29 10:16 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: nishikino maki/sakurauchi riko
Fandom: love live+love live sunshine
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: riko may not be an actual part of μ's, but she's involved with them enough to practically be considered one anyways. au where riko frequently collaborates with maki to write songs, riko is the same age/in the same class as maki rin and hanayo!
clearlykero: (Default)

PROMPT: Team Kirishima Natsuya/Yamazaki Sousuke

[personal profile] clearlykero 2017-05-29 10:19 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: JJ & Otabek & Leo, but really JJ&/anyone
Fandom: Yuri!!! on ICE
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: why is this an au, k is sad

Prompt: The everyone-is-friends-with-JJ AU.
kougamira: (Default)

Re: PROMPT: Team Kirishima Natsuya/Yamazaki Sousuke

[personal profile] kougamira 2017-05-29 10:33 am (UTC)(link)
i am in hurt
this can't be an au

FILL: Team Grandstand, T

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sylphofkarkat: or me (dont talk to me)

PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] sylphofkarkat 2017-05-29 10:24 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: makishima yuusuke/toudou jinpachi
Fandom: yowamushi pedal
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: more seiyuu jokes

Prompt: idol au: makishima and toudou are in seperate agencies but they're notorious for doing way too many collaborations to be considered normal. (indulge me)
Edited 2017-05-29 10:25 (UTC)
crescenttwins: Kurita, adorable (Default)

FILL: TEAM EYESHIELD 21, G

[personal profile] crescenttwins 2017-05-31 02:59 am (UTC)(link)
Major Tags:None
Other Tags: Eyestrain, Vague spoilers for Interhigh
Word Count: None

This is not an idol AU, but the idea made me laugh so I hope you like it as well! <3

***

Toudou's manager looked over the tracklist and sighed. "You'll need to give him co-authorship credit."

(Please click the image for the full cover and tracklist!)

title card thumbnail

notallbees: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM BOKUTO KOUTAROU/KUROO TETSUROU

[personal profile] notallbees 2017-05-29 10:38 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Hinata Shouyou/Tsukishima Kei
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Hinata is a (semi) famous musician, and Tsukishima has a crush on him. They're sort of friends through Yamaguchi but Tsukishima usually avoids Hinata in order to avoid facing up to his crush. They're thrown together (at a party, festival, run into each other at the supermarket, whatever you like!) and the crush turns out to be mutual.
marks: unce unce unce (dj otabeats (yoi))

Re: PROMPT: TEAM BOKUTO KOUTAROU/KUROO TETSUROU

[personal profile] marks 2017-05-29 10:56 am (UTC)(link)
Good good stuff. Yes.
sylphofkarkat: in this thread (hey guys)

PROMPT:TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] sylphofkarkat 2017-05-29 10:38 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: teshima junta&sohoku cycling team
Fandom: yowamushi pedal
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: go look up sakuma rei right this instant

Prompt: au where everything is the same except teshima talks like an old man and insists he's actually a vampire

("why are you like this sylphie" honestly your guess is as good as mine)
phantomdoodler: Makishima Yusuke in a retro 80s shojo manga style (Default)

Re: PROMPT:TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] phantomdoodler 2017-05-29 06:41 pm (UTC)(link)
would Toudou be Arashi
would Manami be Tori

(PS this is why my timeline never knows which Koga I'm talking about)

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notallbees: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM BOKUTO KOUTAROU/KUROO TETSUROU

[personal profile] notallbees 2017-05-29 10:49 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kageyama Tobio/Sugawara Koushi
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: magical au, transformations

Prompt: Magical/fantasy AU - your choice whether it's magical realism or full on fantasy world. Kageyama has been cursed by The Grand King and turned into a crow. He seeks the aid of Suga, a local mystic/healer, to help turn him back. The only problem is that Suga is secretly a fraud and a thief, but that doesn't mean he won't try to help.
horchata: (Default)

FILL: Team Kageyama Tobio/Oikawa Tooru, G

[personal profile] horchata 2017-05-29 03:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None
Word Count: None

Click to see the big version.

***

Cranky Tobio the crow perches on the edge of a helpful Suga's table
Edited 2017-05-29 15:19 (UTC)

FILL: TEAM EYESHIELD 21, G

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savetanaka: (Default)

PROMPT: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] savetanaka 2017-05-29 11:02 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Tanaka Ryuunosuke/Nishinoya Yuu
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Hogwarts AU. (Only because I've had this draft saved for approximately two years and I'm too much of a weenie to write it myself). I'm not fussed, really - Tanaka can be a famous Quidditch player, Noya a dragon-tamer. Or they could still be students at Hogwarts and are just realising their feelings for each other.
justlikeswitchblades: (Default)

FILL: Team Himuro Tatsuya/Nijimura Shuuzou, T

[personal profile] justlikeswitchblades 2017-06-01 01:48 am (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: aged up characters
Word Count: 1284

went with more of a general HP verse AU vibe than Hogwarts; i hope that's okay! i love the ship but i had never written them together before--it was fun!

***

If you asked anyone who spent more than ten seconds with Tanaka Ryuunosuke what they thought of him, the least likely word to come up would be “introvert.” Tanaka is loud; in his interactions with fans and friends, in the colorful tattoos he sports, the flickering ink of a red dragon curled around his bicep, in the plays he got famous for making, so brash and verging on stupid, though they almost always work.

But after a few years in the pro leagues, his team falling short at the playoff semifinals, he's learned that it's okay to step away from it at all, for a little while, when the offseason hits. To reflect on his game, to remember what it feels like to have solid ground beneath his feet. He flies home to Japan--on a plane this time--and after visiting his sister for a week, he heads into the mountains, with nothing more than a backpack, his wand, and his broom at his side.

Tanaka has always felt at home in nature; the thrill-seeking aspect of Quidditch had appealed to him as a kid, but the high of being airborne--literal and emotional--is something from which he never wanted to come down. The thinner air in the mountains echoes the feeling, and he knows he could always go higher on his broom, but he's learned to be a little wiser when it comes to making stupid decisions.

That's what he tells himself, at the very least. This trail is unmarked, barren of more adventurous hikers, and steep, though Tanaka has security in knowing he'll be able to catch himself if he falls. The sun is bearing down on him with an oppressive heat, and the frost spell he's cast around himself seems to be wearing off. He thinks he knows something stronger, but he doesn't want to risk injuring himself; he may have been athletic enough to net himself a scholarship, but it's been a while since graduation.

He comes to a plateau, even footing for him to stop and get a drink of water. There's an opening in the rock, a small cavern, and Tanaka ducks inside, seeking relief in the shade.

“Are you sure you want to head in there?”

Tanaka whips his head back around. There's a shorter man standing at the mouth of the cave in a black bodysuit, skin covered from the neck down, a streak bleached into a lock of hair that falls over his forehead. Tanaka does his best to not be seen when he's doing anything remotely magical near muggles, and that's something he's always struggled with. He doesn't think he was doing anything suspicious, but if he had to be discovered, it wouldn't take a ninja the likes of the man in front of him.

“Uh,” Tanaka coughs. “Is there a reason why I shouldn't?”

“Well, I figured you'd be able to take care of yourself,” The man walks up to Tanaka, eyeing his broom. “But there's stuff around here that most wizards aren't equipped to deal with.

“Oh.” Tanaka sighs inwardly, feeling some of the tension dissipate in his limbs, and grins a little. “I appreciate the warning, but I gotta say, I think I'm pretty capable.”

“With muscles like that, I'm not surprised you do,” The man grins back, his eyes dropping over Tanaka’s shirtless chest. Then, he looks back up, eyes widening in recognition.

“Hey, wait a minute--”

Tanaka tries not to laugh; he braces himself for the moment.

“You're that Quidditch player!” The man makes a squawk of a noise, his eyes sparkling. “It's Tanaka, right? Man, no one from Japan has made it as big in the Euro Leagues as you!”

“Aw,” Tanaka rubs at the back of his neck, sheepish. “Just doing my job.”

“Pretty cool job, if you ask me,” The man grins again, like it's going to make his cheeks hurt. “Though I haven't followed the sport too closely over the past few years. I don't think I remember your first name.”

“Oh, it's Ryuunosuke.”

The man nods, still smiling. “Explains the tattoo.”

Tanaka grins back. “And you?”

“Yuu. Well, Nishinoya, but I can see us getting friendly if you like dragons as much as I do.”

It takes Tanaka a second. There's something else implied in ‘getting friendly’ that he almost doesn't catch, the way Nishinoya is looking at him, not so much greedy as it is a careful appraisal. He doesn't really think of himself as a hookup kind of guy, but he has been known to lay it on thick when flirting; it's rare that he finds himself being flirted with, but right now, he doesn't want to buck against it. Because, well. That bodysuit is pretty form-fitting.

“How about Noya for now?”

“Whatever works for you.” Nishinoya’s teeth flash white in the semi-illuminated cave, and he walks ahead of Tanaka. “C’mon, Ryuu. I have something to show you.”

Tanaka follows Nishinoya, trying to stay close--he just wanted shade, not the unknowns in the growing darkness-- but Nishinoya’s gloved hand keeps pushing him back. Now he's playing hard to get.

“So, why are you dressed like that?”

Nishinoya’s laugh echoes in the dark. There's a pause, and Tanaka opens his mouth to ask again. A light sparks in front of them, fizzles out, then blossoms into a flame, a burst of orange and yellow that makes Tanaka jump back. He mumbles a lumos, along with a few other choice words under his breath. The cave lights up again, more faint this time, and Nishinoya shakes his hand, smoke coming off his arm. He grins back at Tanaka.

“Keeps me from getting too crispy.”

Tanaka looks past Nishinoya, wand in hand. There's a dragon in front of them, a real life dragon; he's heard about them in wizard zoos, and of course this region of the world is known for them, but it's the first time he's ever seen one before. It's a little taller than him, the light from his wand tip bouncing magenta off its scales. The dragon is curled up in the back of the cave, wings draped over itself, orange eye blinking in its socket.

“Holy shit,” Tanaka looks at the dragon, wide-eyed. “That's a dragon.”

“Cool, right? He's just a baby, so he's pretty friendly. Usually he's a little more feisty when he wakes up from his naps--I guess that means I'm making progress!”

Tanaka laughs, albeit a little weakly. Nishinoya’s grin widens.

“Wanna pet him?”

Tanaka balks.

“Just kidding,” Nishinoya slaps him in the middle of his back. “I wouldn't want to make you uncomfortable, or anything like that.” His hand stays on Tanaka’s skin for a moment, turning him around before they walk back to the mouth of the cave.

“Man,” Tanaka sighs. “Usually I try to look cool in front of guys I want to impress.” Nishinoya snickers in the sunlight, peeling the spandex off his upper body. If anything, Tanaka can find pleasure in watching how his muscles shift.

“Hey, the day isn't over yet,” Nishinoya picks up his broom, grin still at home on his lips. “If backpacking is more your style, I won't stop you. But I've got a cabin a few kilometers away if you'd like to take a look around.”

Tanaka thinks about his hike in the mountains, yet to be resumed. The stomach-filling potions he brewed himself (quality debatable), compared to the possibility of a home-cooked meal. Shelter and a bed for an evening, maybe more--and he can't say he wants his potential bedfellow to remain a stranger. He slips his bag from his shoulder, unclipping his broom, and beams a grin back at Nishinoya.

“Count me in.”
savetanaka: (Default)

PROMPT: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] savetanaka 2017-05-29 11:08 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Tanaka Ryuunosuke/Nishinoya Yuu, Bokuto Koutarou/Kuroo Tetsurou, Tanaka & Nishinoya & Bokuto & Kuroo
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: Violence? Character death, maybe.
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Yakuza/Mafia AU. Fuck me up.
nautilics: (Default)

PROMPT: team miyuki kazuya/oikawa tooru

[personal profile] nautilics 2017-05-29 11:10 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Miya Osamu &/ Kozume Kenma
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: Manga spoilers
Other Tags: None

Prompt: in which nekoma made it to the interhigh nationals, and face inarizaki in the first round
themorninglark: (kita)

FILL: TEAM GRANDSTAND, G

[personal profile] themorninglark 2017-05-30 11:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None
Word Count: 564

(this ended up being full of twin feels too i am so transparent)

***

This is the first thing; the quiet.

Hey, Tsumu, he'd said, when Nekoma called their first time out, the scoreline a neck and neck affair too close to comfort for Osamu's liking, and he saw them, gathered tight around their unlikely number 5.

Atsumu had turned with an eyebrow arched, what now, samu unspoken in his countenance, and Osamu's gaze flicked over to the other side of the gym, lingered.

There are times he has the words, eloquent enough at his disposal, but chooses silence. They happen more often than people assume. This is one of them.

Atsumu's lip twists into a pretty smirk.

Osamu picks up his towel from the bench and wipes the sweat off his brow. He's going to need his head as cool as he can get it, because Atsumu can never resist a challenge from other setters, and—

Atsumu stretches out a hand. He flicks the ends of Osamu's towel into his face, grinning in the same way he always does when he steals Osamu's clothes, and then so magnanimously returns them.

"Watch out, 'k?" is all he says.

Osamu narrows his eyes at him, but he's already turned to pester Alan and Suna about their next plan of attack. His voice is gilt-edged bright and carries for what feels like miles; or maybe, it's just to Osamu that it sounds that way.

Inarizaki is no stranger to the Nationals. Neither are the twins. They have been on this stage before, and Osamu is not nervous, isn't the sort to be, for every court is the same once they step out on it, and so is every second of this quiet that he's learned to wield, unbreaking. In his hands, it becomes a weapon, equal parts blunt and graceful.

He has never seen anyone else hold it as close as he does.

On the other side of the gym, Nekoma's huddle breaks up. Osamu makes himself look down and away as he takes a quick drink, sets down his bottle. The exhale he lets out is ragged. It is just a little bit quicker than it should be, a little bit off the beat that their cheer squad's set for them, and there is only one other person on this side of the net who's noticed. Stupid Tsumu.

(Across the net, well, that's another story—)

He could swear Atsumu shoots him a knowing look from an impossible angle. He'd freely admit it too, if Osamu asked.

Osamu will not ask.

He will not ask now, either, what it is he is meant to watch out for. Of course he isn't nervous. That goes without saying. The chatter around them rises, swells to a crescendo, and Osamu tips his head back, closes his eyes for the breadth of a stolen moment.

The whistle goes off. When they return to their positions, it's Osamu's serve.

He picks up the ball. Holds it careful and deliberate, reaches, reaches from within for the silence he's come to know so well, thought he'd made his own; and he is there too—again

Never quite encroaching. Always, always, on the periphery. But Osamu cannot ignore his presence the way he can ignore everyone who's loud, and louder.

His gaze is on Osamu, still and watchful, on the brink. This is no benign quiet.

This is the first thing, and the last that'll bring him down.

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savetanaka: (Default)

PROMPT: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] savetanaka 2017-05-29 11:19 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Tanaka Ryuunosuke/Nishinoya Yuu and/or Bokuto Koutarou/Kuroo Tetsurou
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Sense8 AU. Tanaka and Nishinoya (or Bokuto and Kuroo - or both!) live on opposite sides of the world but meet telepathically one day. They are both busy with their own lives, and have never met IRL but are inexplicably drawn to each other when they 'visit' each other in their minds. Will they ever get the chance to meet? (I'm thinking either Kala x Wolfgang or maybe Riley x Will?). If you haven't watched Sense8, here is some useful info.
pugglemuggle: Daisuga (Default)

FILL: Team Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi, G

[personal profile] pugglemuggle 2017-06-09 07:13 am (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: None.
Other Tags: Excessive use of the word "fuck", because apparently I can't write Tanaka's voice without it
Word Count: 1300

Dude I freaking love Sense8, so I knew I had to fill this. I didn't end up following any of the story lines from cluster in the show, but I guess it does take place in the Sense8 universe? Anyway, Tanaka and Noya are sensates. Enjoy!

***

When Tanaka first sees the dude with the bleached hair standing in his living room, he almost jumps out of his skin.

“Who the fuck are you?” he asks, because, okay, there’s a stranger in his living room and Tanaka isn’t wearing any pants. This is not an everyday occurrence.

“Uh,” the guy says. To his credit, he looks just as confused as Tanaka is. “I’m…. Noya? Nishinoya Yuu? Where… who the fuck are you?

This is probably just some big misunderstanding, Tanaka thinks. They’ll probably talk it over, realize this guy just has the wrong address or something, and then they can both get on with their lives. Until then, though, this whole situation is really killing his mood.

“I’m Tanaka Ryuunosuke,” Tanaka says. “And this is my crib. Apartment. Where I live. Are you… lost?”

“Apartment?” the dude repeats. His eyes are going a little bug-eyed. “But… I was just….”

And then—what the fuck. What the fuck. Suddenly, Tanaka isn’t in his apartment anymore; the walls disappear in the blink of an eye and the air feels different and the furniture is different and is that sunlight? It’s 3 in fucking morning and there’s sunlight streaming through the window of wherever the fuck this is like it’s mid-fucking-afternoon.

“What the hell kind of drug trip is this?” Tanaka wonders out loud as he looks around the new room. The guy with the bleached hair—Noya—is still here.

“I dunno, man,” Noya says. “But, uh, this is my flat. It’s not much, but, ya know, rent in Tokyo is—”

Tokyo?” Tanaka interrupts. “We’re in Tokyo?”

“Yeah,” Noya says. “…Where are you?”

“I’m in New York!”

What?

“Yeah, man!”

“Then how—”

“I have no fuckin’ clue,” Tanaka says. “Either I’m stoned out of my mind, or this is some weird psychic shit here, dude.”

“Well, I’m sober,” Noya says. “So I’m thinking it’s the second thing.”

“Fuck,” Tanaka says.

“Fuck,” Noya agrees.

It’s gonna be a while before he’s used to this.



He starts seeing Noya everywhere after that.

Once, maybe twice a day, he’ll accidentally find himself wandering into Noya’s life. Noya’s a delivery guy for a to-go restaurant in the middle of Toyko. He works a full day biking around Tokyo on a scooter, zooming past stopped traffic and weaving in and out of narrow alleys. Seeing the city through Noya’s eyes… it’s fucking insane. Tanaka had thought New York was chaotic, but it can’t hold a candle to Tokyo.

Even when they’re not visiting each other, Tanaka still finds himself connected to Noya, even in small ways. One day, he’s on his break after a four-hour shift at the restaurant, and suddenly he hears Noya singing in the shower like he’s standing in there with him. The next morning, he’s eating breakfast, and then the Mini Wheats stop tasting like Mini Wheats and start tasting like Gyoza, which he’s pretty sure he hasn’t eaten for months. “You sneaking bites from the deliveries?” Tanaka asks the empty air, knowing Noya will hear him. On the other side of the world, Noya gives an indignant squawk as he shoves another potsticker in his mouth and comes to a stop at an intersection.

“The guy gave me a fake address,” Noya says. “If they can’t pay, it’s fuckin mine. Lay off, man.”

“Alright, alright,” Tanaka relents, grinning in a way that probably looks stupid. “I’m just saying, cereal and gyoza is a weird-ass taste combo.”

Noya sighs. “Tell me about it.”



The others start showing up, in time: an orange-haired pilot, an Olympic volleyball setter, a brown-haired bookseller, a navy captain, a paleontologist, a law firm manager. They’re a little overwhelming sometimes, but life is never boring. They’re a team. Still, no matter how close he gets to the others, it’s never quite the same as it is with Noya. He feels Noya everywhere, swears he can feel him under his skin sometimes, feel his breath when he exhales. It’s like Noya’s always just a step behind him. If he turned to look, he’d see him there—his bleached fringe, his bright eyes, his almost perpetual grin. It’s nice. He never feels alone.

He finds himself having near-constant conversations with Noya during the times when they’re both awake. It gets to the point where he feels self-conscious talking to himself on the subway, so he buys himself a Bluetooth earpiece so he can pretend he’s on the phone. Noya makes fun of him for it for a week, but Tanaka keeps using it anyway. It’s worth it, to get to keep talking to the guy who is quickly becoming his best friend. Noya has weaved himself into Tanaka’s life so completely, so devastatingly, that Tanaka wonders sometimes what would happen if they ever had to pull out the threads.



“Hey, Tanaka?” Noya asks one night after Tanaka gets home from work. Noya’s just gotten out of the shower, his day only just beginning, but Tanaka worked an extra shift at the restaurant and he’s beat.

“What’s up?” Tanaka asks. He turns a mental corner and in an instant he’s standing in Noya’s apartment, watching Noya towel his hair.

“I was thinking….” Noya says. He throws the towel onto the nearby sofa. “You know how when I tap you or something—” He pats Tanaka’s shoulder for emphasis. “—you can feel it?”

“Yeah?” Tanaka says. Noya is standing close to him, his skin pink from the shower. There are droplets still clinging to his skin and if Tanaka thinks about them, he can feel the sensation of the water trickling down his shoulder blades like they’re his own.

“I was wondering—how does that work? Since you’re not actually here,” Noya says. “Like, what are the limits of it? You know?”

Tanaka swallows. “Yeah, dude. I think I get what you’re saying.”

There are no secrets between them. There can’t be, when they spend their lives in each other’s heads. So when Tanaka’s eyes slip down to look at Noya’s lips, his gaze does not go unnoticed.

“Sorry,” Tanaka apologizes. “I’m just—you’re… you know.”

“No, no, it’s fine. It’s fine,” Noya says. There’s a beat, and then Noya bites his lip, sinks his teeth a little into the skin and Tanaka couldn’t look anywhere else if he tried. They’re on opposite sides of the world, but Tanaka swears to God that Noya has never felt so close.

“Um,” Tanaka croaks. “Do you….? Um.”

“Yeah,” Noya says, and thank fucking God that Noya gets him well enough to translate that nonsense into something understandable. Noya takes another step towards him, and his hair brushes Tanaka’s chin when he looks up and murmurs, “Go ahead.”

And so Tanaka leans down and kisses him.

It’s intense—God is it intense. He feels Noya’s lips against his own and he feels his own lips against Noya’s and he feels it echoed again and again and again, amplified until all he can think is Noya and more. Noya kisses him back with equal fervor, like he’s hungry for it. His tongue licks over Tanaka’s bottom lip and tugs it between his teeth, just like he did to his own bottom lip a moment before. Tanaka makes a noise.

He’s not sure how long they’ve been kissing when Noya suddenly pulls back and whips around to look at the clock. “Shit!” he says. “I’m gonna be late to work. Fuck.”

“You could call in sick…” Tanaka suggests halfheartedly. Noya squints, seeming to seriously consider it, and then shakes his head.

“Nah, I can’t. I need my sick days for ski trips,” he says. “But—uh. We, should, you know. We should keep doing this.”

“Yeah,” Tanaka agrees. “Yeah, I’d—yeah.”

“Cool,” Noya grins, and Tanaka’s heart does a dumb thing in his chest when he sees Noya smile like that. God, he’s gone for Noya. How did he not realize it sooner? “I’ll see you tonight?”

“Tomorrow morning, you mean,” Tanaka says.

“Yeah, sure, tomorrow morning,” Noya laughs. “We’ll pick this up then.”

“Alright,” Tanaka says. “Sounds like a plan.”

Honestly, he can’t fucking wait.
nautilics: (oimi - tanuki)

PROMPT: team miyuki kazuya/oikawa tooru

[personal profile] nautilics 2017-05-29 11:20 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Aone Takanobu &/ Sugawara Koushi
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Idol (or some other type of celebrity) & their bodyguard AU - who's the bodyguard and who's the idol is completely up to you!
nautilics: (Default)

PROMPT: team miyuki kazuya/oikawa tooru

[personal profile] nautilics 2017-05-29 11:38 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Oikawa Tooru/Oikawa Tooru
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: violence
Other Tags: selfcest, the p4 take on shadows

Prompt: Persona 4 AU; Oikawa confronts his shadow, but his shadow isn't going down without a fight

(or: if you're going to hit it, hit it 'til it breaks)
notallbees: (Default)

Re: PROMPT: team miyuki kazuya/oikawa tooru

[personal profile] notallbees 2017-05-29 11:54 am (UTC)(link)
SIREN NOISES
luckycricket33: (dreamy iinchou)

PROMPT: TEAM Kanzaki Miki/Miyahara

[personal profile] luckycricket33 2017-05-29 11:42 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Inui Hinako & Inui Sadaharu
Fandom: Shokugeki no Soma, Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Food

Prompt: AU where they're cousins operating a cafe/bar/diner
wino: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM HIMURO TATSUYA/NIJIMURA SHUUZOU

[personal profile] wino 2017-05-29 11:43 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: hiruma/mamori
Fandom: eyeshield 21
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: the classic, mr and mrs smith au
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factorielle: ([亮介] maybe i won't get caught)

PROMPT: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] factorielle 2017-05-29 11:54 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kominato Haruichi/Maezono Kenta
Fandom: Daiya no Ace
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Haruichi was just about to knee that molester in the junk, but he appreciates that this stranger took the trouble of intervening. (Ore Monogatari!! AU)
Edited 2017-05-29 11:55 (UTC)
bandera: coronataes @ dw (♥ 6 ♥)

Re: PROMPT: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] bandera 2017-05-29 12:57 pm (UTC)(link)
me, as i read this prompt
"hm, this looks like a drae prompt"

looks at un

Re: PROMPT: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] factorielle - 2017-05-29 13:09 (UTC) - Expand
besania: . (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM AOYAGI HAJIME/KOGA KIMITAKA/TESHIMA JUNTA

[personal profile] besania 2017-05-29 11:57 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Yui Michimiya/Kiyoko Shimizu
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Kiyoko is an actual goddess and the only one who knows this for a fact is Yui. Of course she knows! She was born to be her protector after all, silly!
notallbees: (Default)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM AOYAGI HAJIME/KOGA KIMITAKA/TESHIMA JUNTA

[personal profile] notallbees 2017-05-29 12:00 pm (UTC)(link)
wailing omfg this is PERFECT
caeslin: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] caeslin 2017-05-29 12:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Imaizumi/Sugimoto
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Imaizumi Shunsuke is a white-collar office worker who's forced to attend a company-wide team-building trip. When his bus is assigned what is seemingly the world's loudest and most annoying tour guide, he thinks he's in for a weekend of hell. Little does he know how his feelings will shift over the next few days.
yusukesjeans: (Default)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] yusukesjeans 2017-05-29 06:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Ahhhh this is such a cute idea!
luckycricket33: (glassesbike)

PROMPT: TEAM Kanzaki Miki/Miyahara

[personal profile] luckycricket33 2017-05-29 12:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Oikawa Tooru/Wataya Arata
Fandom: Haikyuu, Chihayafuru
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Rival Pokémon GO team leaders AU
tsunderekita: (Default)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM Kanzaki Miki/Miyahara

[personal profile] tsunderekita 2017-05-29 09:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Goddammit why are we on the same team
moetushie: Asami channels Rosie the Riveter. (we can do it!)

Prompt: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] moetushie 2017-05-29 12:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Matsuoka Rin/Kagami Taiga
Fandom: Free! & Kuroko no Basuke
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Cousin incest lol

Prompt: Rin doesn't really want to host his dumbass American cousin Taiga in his house during the world's biggest amateur surfing competition in Sydney, but it doesn't look like he has a choice. (Or an AU where a basketball idiot and a swimming maniac are related and --)
caeslin: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] caeslin 2017-05-29 12:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kaidou/Ryoma
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: (As inspired by this fanart) Kaidou is the host of the popular youtube cooking show Cooking With Cat. Ryoma does the voice-over for said cat. AND THEN THEY FALL IN LOVE.
blueminuet: (Snake Juice)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] blueminuet 2017-05-29 09:18 pm (UTC)(link)
BLESS YOU, CAESLIN
fickle: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM THE PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] fickle 2017-05-29 12:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kuroko &/ Aomine, Kagami, Kise (any of those three, basically)
Fandom: Kuroko no Basket
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none
Prompt: AU where Kuroko is actually a shadow demon that possesses people’s shadows.
fickle: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM THE PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] fickle 2017-05-29 12:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kuroko &/ Aomine and Kuroko &/ Kise
Fandom: Kuroko no Basket
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: AU where Aomine and Kise are dragons who perpetually try to hoard Kuroko. Not a poly relationship, looking for squabbling dragons please.
kiyala: (Himuro)

FILL: TEAM KAGEYAMA TOBIO/OIKAWA TOORU, G

[personal profile] kiyala 2017-06-10 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: dragons
Word Count: 515

***

"Aominecchi!" Kise roars as he swoops into Aomine's dragon cave just as day is beginning to break outside. "It's a Monday! It's my turn to have Kuroko! You promised!"

"Shut up, Kise," Aomine grumbles, sleepily lifting his head off the cave floor. "You're gonna wake Tetsu."

Lying on the soft bed that Aomine procured for him, Kuroko blinks at the cave ceiling and sighs to himself.

Aomine and Kise, just like most others dragons, are terrible at sharing. It doesn't help that they both love Kuroko and want to keep him, like the shiniest item in their hoards. The fact of the matter is: they don't want to let him go, no matter what kind of arrangements they make, or what they promise Kuroko they will do. It always ends the same way: both dragons snapping at each other, far too early in the morning or far too late at night, when all Kuroko truly wants to do is go to sleep.

"Kise-kun," he interrupts, before this particular argument can blow out of proportion. He doesn't want to have to witness another mid-air battle like he did just a few months ago. "It's very early. Could you leave and let me sleep for a while? I'll come to stay with you in a while. It doesn't have to be right now."

Kise visibly deflates, wings drooping to the floor, but he picks himself up immediately after, nodding his enormous head. "Of course! I'll see you… later this morning?"

"Later this afternoon," Kuroko decides. "I need to sleep longer to make up for you waking me up."

"And that's your own damn fault," Aomine mutters, curling back up into a ball so that he can go back to sleep too. "Go away, Kise."



It's late in the afternoon by the time Kuroko makes his way over to Kise's lair.

Unlike Aomine's cave, which is secluded and sparsely decorated, Kise's is much flashier. He has his hoard neatly organised, the shinier things arranged so that they catch the sunlight as it filters through, making the entire place look brighter.

Kuroko can't say that he has a particular preference for one over the other, but that's exactly why he's happy to go between the two, spending a week here, a week there, making them both happy and enjoying the affection he gets.

"Kurokocchi you're here!" Kise greets him with a nuzzle, then pulls back to give him space. "I'm sorry about today morning."

"It's fine," Kuroko replies, stroking his hand along Kise's scales. "I just wish that you and Aomine-kun wouldn't fight as much. It's a bit exhausting, just to watch."

"It's only because I love you so much," Kise tells him. "I miss you when you're not here."

Kuroko smiles. "I miss you too, but I enjoy spending time with Aomine-kun too. You understand that, don't you?"

Kise looks away with a quiet huff.

"Don't you?" Kuroko prompts.

"I do," Kise finally says. "I just don't like it, at all."

"That's okay," Kuroko murmurs. "At least you know that Aomine feels the same way."