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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!
chromatic_coma: (oh!)

PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] chromatic_coma 2017-05-30 02:31 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Phichit Chulanont/Emil Nekola (bg Viktor/Yuuri if you want to include it!)
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Secret Relationship~

Prompt: College AU, Phichit is dating someone and he won't say who, so it's up to detective Yuuri (with optional help [?] from Viktor) to figure out who Phichit's s.o. is!
chiharu: (Onoda)

PROMPT: TEAM KAGEYAMA TOBIO/OIKAWA TOORU

[personal profile] chiharu 2017-05-30 02:33 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Imaizumi &/ Naruko
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: Body dysphoria, Gender dysphoria (BOTH OPTIONAL)
Other Tags: Trans boy Naruko

Prompt: Imaizumi is pretty sure Naruko is hiding something from the team.
tripsh: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM KURAMOCHI YOUICHI/MIYUKI KAZUYA

[personal profile] tripsh 2017-05-30 02:33 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: miyuki kazuya/narumiya mei
Fandom: daiya no ace
Major Tags: violence, (potential) injury and character death
Other Tags: none

Prompt: hunger games/catching fire au where they are both victors and have to compete in the games again for the quarter quell
kitaiichis: (Default)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM KURAMOCHI YOUICHI/MIYUKI KAZUYA

[personal profile] kitaiichis 2017-05-30 02:35 am (UTC)(link)
squirtle_crying_while_eating.gif this is so rude,,
nee_saan: (namis)

PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] nee_saan 2017-05-30 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
ship: chihaya/shinobu & arata
fandom: chihayafuru
major tags: none
other tags: sorry taichi, childhood au

prompt: shinobu is a smart, capable girl who never knows what jealousy means until she meets arata, the boy who takes up all of her best friend's time (or the au where arata teaches shinobu and chihaya karuta, friendship and love)
kastron: (pic#11276226)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] kastron 2017-05-30 09:50 am (UTC)(link)
this is adorable and i've been dying to write some chihayafuru fic,,, let's see if i can come through!!
outstretched: (SASO ♥ [daiya no ace] Nori)

PROMPT: Oikawa Tooru/Ushijima Wakatoshi

[personal profile] outstretched 2017-05-30 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Sugawara Koushi/Mashima Taichi
Fandom: Haikyuu!! / Chihayafuru
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Medical student AU
sotongsotong: (Default)

Re: PROMPT: Oikawa Tooru/Ushijima Wakatoshi

[personal profile] sotongsotong 2017-05-30 02:59 am (UTC)(link)
SCREAMS
ryekamasaki: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] ryekamasaki 2017-05-30 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Asahi Azumane/Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: fantasy nsfw of your choice if you should choose :D

Prompt: Fantasy au! Someone(s) has/have an issue with a local dragon or two stealing pretty trinkets, what can they do to get them to stop?
Edited 2017-05-30 03:01 (UTC)
multilinear: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] multilinear 2017-05-30 02:51 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: oikage
Fandom: haikyuu
Major Tags: misuse and abuse of food, sex, ovipositioning maybe
Other Tags: some things are just tradition now

Prompt: oikage egg dj.

[personal profile] fickle DAMIEN I'M ON UR TEAM do not fill or else
chiharu: (Kise)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] chiharu 2017-05-30 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
THE WARNING AT THE BOTTOM LMAO
chazyary: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] chazyary 2017-05-30 02:54 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Miyuki Kazuya/Sawamura Eijun or Kuramochi Youichi/Kominato Ryousuke
Fandom: Daiya no ace
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: folklore, youkai

Prompt: Natsume Yuujinchou AU
kitaiichis: (Default)

PROMPT: Team Kuramochi Youichi/Miyuki Kazuya

[personal profile] kitaiichis 2017-05-30 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
ship: hanamaki takahiro /& oikawa tooru
fandom: hq!!
major tags: none
other tags: supernatural elements (zombies. i'm talking zombies); snarking & sexual tension

prompt: countdown to countdown (ctc) AU.
Edited 2017-05-30 02:57 (UTC)
tripsh: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM KURAMOCHI YOUICHI/MIYUKI KAZUYA

[personal profile] tripsh 2017-05-30 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: kuramochi youichi/miyuki kazuya
Fandom: daiya no ace
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: magical realism, angst, unrequited love

Prompt: kuramochi wakes up in an alternate timeline/future that's pretty similar to reality except for one thing: miyuki didn't reject his confession here
catzuya: (Default)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM KURAMOCHI YOUICHI/MIYUKI KAZUYA

[personal profile] catzuya 2017-05-30 07:23 am (UTC)(link)
SCREECHES /silently bookmarks
phantomdoodler: Makishima Yusuke in a retro 80s shojo manga style (Default)

PROMPT: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] phantomdoodler 2017-05-30 03:02 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru (or other Oikawa ship of your choice)
Fandom: Haikyuu
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: X-Files AU. What more can I say.
ryekamasaki: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] ryekamasaki 2017-05-30 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kozume Kenma/Nishinoya Yuu
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: nsfw if you should choose to go there :D

Prompt: Mermaid/Ocean creatures/shapeshifters au! Squid/Octopus!Noya has a habit of finding little human things he thinks Kenma will enjoy to give him as gifts. Life under the sea! :D
Edited 2017-05-30 03:07 (UTC)
phantomdoodler: Makishima Yusuke in a retro 80s shojo manga style (Default)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] phantomdoodler 2017-05-30 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
Are tentacles a go, then? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

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Re: PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

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Re: PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

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Re: PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] rielity - 2017-05-30 05:34 (UTC) - Expand

Re: PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] ryekamasaki - 2017-05-30 05:36 (UTC) - Expand
multilinear: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] multilinear 2017-05-30 03:12 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Ogata Seiji / anyone you like tbh
Fandom: hikaru no go + up to u
Major Tags: ovipositioning, graphic depictions of sex and sexual imagery, body horror
Other Tags: welp

Prompt: ogata lays eggs.
phantomdoodler: Makishima Yusuke in a retro 80s shojo manga style (Default)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] phantomdoodler 2017-05-30 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
I don't remember much of Hikaru no Go but I'm here for all these egg prompts
chiharu: (Imanaru)

PROMPT: TEAM KAGEYAMA TOBIO/OIKAWA TOORU

[personal profile] chiharu 2017-05-30 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Imaizumi &/ Naruko &/ Onoda
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Onoda just wants to start a school idol group to prevent Sohoku from shutting down. Live Live!AU
terrencelovesyou: yellow teal (Default)

PROMPT: Team Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru

[personal profile] terrencelovesyou 2017-05-30 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Victor Nikiforov/Yuuri Katsuki & Yuri Plisetsky
Fandom: Yuri on Ice
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Witcher AU. Victor as Geralt, Yuuri as Yennefer, and Yurio as Ciri. Family fun time (but with magic and monsters!)
Edited 2017-05-30 03:14 (UTC)
chiharu: (Nijiaka Minions)

PROMPT: TEAM KAGEYAMA TOBIO/OIKAWA TOORU

[personal profile] chiharu 2017-05-30 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Imaizumi &/ Onoda &/ Naruko
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: MINIONS!!!!
Prompt: Onoda isn't even sure if he's cut out to be a villain, but his minions disagree.
torakun: (Default)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM KAGEYAMA TOBIO/OIKAWA TOORU

[personal profile] torakun 2017-05-30 05:20 pm (UTC)(link)
THIS BLATANT CALL OUT POST
terrencelovesyou: yellow teal (Default)

PROMPT: Team Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru

[personal profile] terrencelovesyou 2017-05-30 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Miya Osamu & Miya Atsumu
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Parent Trap AU! Osamu and Atsumu are identical twins separated at birth because of their parents' divorce. They meet by chance at a volleyball training camp and decides to switch places so they can experience each other's lives while trying to get their parents back together.
hyalinee: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM Kominato Ryousuke/Kuramochi Youichi

[personal profile] hyalinee 2017-05-30 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kominato Ryousuke & Kominato Haruichi
Fandom: Daiya no Ace
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: angst so much angst

Prompt: look, FMA AU. u know ur thinking about it, think about all the possibilities :3c
snowysatoru: my son my angel (Default)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM Kominato Ryousuke/Kuramochi Youichi

[personal profile] snowysatoru 2017-05-30 11:03 am (UTC)(link)
me: hey a nice prompt!
me: -sees that it's from my own teammate-
me: :')))))))))))))))))
terrencelovesyou: yellow teal (Default)

PROMPT: Team Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru

[personal profile] terrencelovesyou 2017-05-30 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kyoutani Kentarou/Yahaba Shigeru
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Werewolf AU. Yahaba takes in what seems like a stray wolf-dog hybrid, finding it hard to leave the poor thing in the midst of a thunderstorm. Everything's all peachy until one day he sees the dog is gone, and instead finds a naked scary-looking man rummaging through his fridge. Yahaba soon realizes the weredog is all bark and not bite, and he finds it strangely cute whenever he runs and chases a ball everytime he tosses it across the room.
minglinga: (Default)

PROMPT: Team Arakita Yasutomo/Shinkai Hayato

[personal profile] minglinga 2017-05-30 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Matsuura Kanan &/ Ohara Mari
Fandom: Love Live Sunshine
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Professional Ice Skaters AU
wino: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM HIMURO TATSUYA/NIJIMURA SHUUZOU

[personal profile] wino 2017-05-30 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: murahimu
Fandom: kuroko no basuke
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: himuro has an anger problem. it doesn't take long for murasakibara to realize he becomes a different person altogether. (think natsuki and satsuki from utapri)
kiyala: (Himuro)

FILL: TEAM KAGEYAMA TOBIO/OIKAWA TOORU, T

[personal profile] kiyala 2017-05-31 03:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: split personalities
Word Count: 710

***

At first, Atsushi just thinks that Tatsuya is in a bad mood. It's happened before, even if it's not directly at him. For all of Tatsuya's patience when it comes to him, it doesn't always extend to the people around them and he's prone to snap when that patience has been stretched past its limit. Atsushi doesn't blame him for it; most people are incredibly annoying when it comes down to it and he thinks that if anything, Tatsuya could stand to snap at them a little more just so that they'll leave him alone. At least that way, they'll stop interrupting the time that Atsushi gets to spend with him, too.

This, however, is something different entirely. It starts with the way that Tatsuya tosses his hair, clicking his tongue angrily. His hair rearranges itself, covering the eye that is usually visible. Atsushi watches, curiously, as Tatsuya's entire expression changes. His frown deepens but more than that, there's a cold look to his eyes, like he hates everything that he sees.

Atsushi isn't sure he likes that.

"All of this is pointless," Tatsuya mutters, his voice pitched low, his shoulders trembling with the anger that he can barely contain. "None of you are practicing hard enough to get through the qualifiers, forget the Interhigh—"

"Himuro," Masako interrupts, folding her arms across her chest. With any other teammate, she would have her sword out already, but Himuro has always been the most polite of them, always constructive with his criticism, couching his harsh words with a charming smile and advice that would only carry their less talented players so far.

"If you have a problem with me…" Tatsuya says, turning to her.

Masako doesn't say anything, but she glances in Atsushi's direction, and that's all he really needs anyway.

"Come on, Muro-chin," he says, stepping closer to Tatsuya and holding him by the shoulders.

He doesn't expect Tatsuya to move as quickly as he does, twisting out of Atsushi's grip and turning around, pushing him hard enough to send him stumbling. It's the surprise that has Atsushi taking a few steps backwards to steady himself, but even those few seconds are enough to have Tatsuya pushing further, until Atsushi is sitting on the gym floor, held down with more strength than he ever thought Tatsuya would have.

He's felt Tatsuya's strength before; he remembers the feeling of Tatsuya's fist against his cheek at the Winter Cup last year, but this is something else. He doesn't know how to explain it, or where it's coming from. It's the kind of strength that they could benefit from during matches, but he knows better than to say that right now. He doesn't have the time anyway, when Tatsuya is trying to overpower him, just to get his anger out.

"Muro-chin," he says, more firmly this time, getting back to his feet and shaking him by the shoulders in an effort to snap him back to reality.

His hair rearranges itself, and Tatsuya blinks with surprise, looking up.

"Atsushi?" he asks, sounding like he usually does. "Did something happen?"

Frowning, Atsushi glances at Masako, who looks just as confused as he feels.

"No," he says finally, patting Tatsuya's shoulder before letting go. "It's fine. Let's just keep practicing."


It starts happening more regularly, when the team is underperforming, when their exams begin to loom, whenever Tatsuya can't hold his anger back any more.

Atsushi gets better at dealing with it, though. He knows that every time Tatsuya gets angry, every time he flicks his hair out of its usual style and into its mirror, he becomes someone else. Tatsu-chin, Atsushi secretly calls him. Someone who is almost Tatsuya, but not quite.

Someone Tatsuya doesn't seem to know even exists. It makes Atsushi think of Akashi, but he pushes that thought away as quickly as it comes. He reminds himself that he isn't the one who made Tatsuya angry.

Still, if there's anything he can do to help and protect Tatsuya, he'll do it. Sometimes, all it takes is for him to run his fingers through Tatsuya's hair and set it right again. Other times, he'll have to fight to get there.

It's for Tatsuya, though. It might be troublesome, but it's always worth it.
chiharu: (Guanghong)

PROMPT: TEAM KAGEYAMA TOBIO/OIKAWA TOORU

[personal profile] chiharu 2017-05-30 03:36 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Mila &/ Sara
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None
Prompt: Sara is gonna take the girl's softball team to the koshien, regardless of what her brother has to say about it.
terrencelovesyou: yellow teal (Default)

PROMPT: Team Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru

[personal profile] terrencelovesyou 2017-05-30 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: They're in an airplane and single dad Daichi can't get his four-year-old son Hinata to stop crying. But as luck would have it, he's seated next to a lovely pediatrician by the name of Sugawara who can magically calm kids down with one smile.
Edited 2017-05-30 03:39 (UTC)
chromatic_coma: (bby chris)

FILL: Team Grandstand, G

[personal profile] chromatic_coma 2017-06-05 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: None.
Other Tags: Single Parent, Toddler, Meet Cute
Word Count: 1,576


***

This isn't the first time Daichi's flown with Shouyou, or the second, and so as he's stowing his bags away and making sure Shouyou's seatbelt is buckled properly, he has confidence that this trip will go well. Shouyou himself is getting aquainted with his surroundings: the pocket in the back of the seat in front of him, the fold-up tray, and the view out of his window. Daichi takes in his seat, the middle of their row of three, and leans over his son to point out the crew members carting luggage out to the plane at a different gate, and then a plane that's taking off in front of their eyes. Shouyou is delighted by this, asking questions about the other plane's destination, if they're going to Obaa-san's house, too. Daichi hears a chuckle from behind him, and turns to see a figure stowing his luggage in the overhead compartment. When he closes the bin, Daichi can't help but notice how handsome he is, especially with the delighted smile on his face.

“It looks like I'll be sitting next to you,” he says, with the right amount of polite apologeticness. “Don't worry about inconveniencing me if you need to get up for any reason, okay?”

Daichi nods and thanks him, but his attention is arrested by his son again, as Shouyou squeals when the TV display in front of him lights up with a map. Daichi starts to explain that they're starting at this red dot, and flying to this red dot, where they'll get to see Ojii-san and Obaa-san when the pilot comes on over the loudspeaker and Shouyou listens to him with rapt attention.

So far, so good. Daichi relaxes as much as he can in his seat, knowing that he's gotten through the worst of the day. Shouyou should be ready for a nap shortly after the plane takes off, and until then there's enough going on to keep him entertained.

When the plane starts moving towards the runway, Shouyou gets so excited he turns to his father with the brightest eyes, almost glittering with anticipation; Daichi can hear the man beside him chuckle again, and he's grateful that this person seems to like kids.

They take off, and everything is great. Shouyou complains about his ears, but Daichi has a plan for this, and he starts a contest with his son to see who can yawn the biggest until Shouyou's yawning for real, which should alleivate whatever pressure he feels. To further encourage his son to nap, he wraps him up in the complimentary blanket and places the pillow by his head. Shouyou clutches the pillow tightly, which Daichi takes to be a good sign. He shuts his eyes and feebly yawns again. He kicks out his legs a few times, trying to get comfortable, and Daichi removes his son's sneakers so he can curl up the way he wants to more easily.

In spite of all this, Shouyou doesn't get to sleep. After ten minutes of his fussing, he sits up, hair a mess of bright orange curls and lower lip pouted, and starts whimpering. Daichi lifts the arm rest between their seats and coaxes his son's head down into his lap, stroking his hair soothingly. He can feel his son's body get heavier, but instead of sleeping, Shouyou starts sobbing.

“Toooooou-san!” He wails, smearing his tears on Daichi's pant leg. Daichi scoops Shouyou up, blanket and all, and sits him in his lap, letting his head rest on Daichi's collarbone.

“What's wrong, Shouyou? Are you sleepy?”

Shouyou's cries only pick up in their intensity, and Daichi starts to worry about the inconvenience for the plane's other passengers. He's worried that any minute now a stewardess will come over and ask if they need anything, no doubt prompted by complaints. His son just needs space, he's pretty sure, but space is the last luxury they have on an airplane.

“Excuse me,” a person says, but it's not a stewardess; it's the man sitting to Daichi's left. “I apologize for being presumptuous, but I think I can help.”

“...Huh?” Daichi answers dumbly, as his son gets snot on his shirt. He's used to that, at least.

The man, who Daichi now realizes is significantly younger than he'd assumed given his silver hair, smiles and leans over to make eye contact with Shouyou. “Hey there,” he says gently, with the practiced ease of a daycare teacher or a nurse. “Can you tell me what's wrong, little buddy?”

Shouyou stops crying. He hiccups the last of the sobs away, and his big watery eyes stare at the stranger in confusion and wonder. The man is offering his hand out, and Daichi watches with awe himself as his son puts his tiny hand in his palm.

“My name is Sugawara. You can call me Suga, because we're friends now. What's your name?”

“S-Shouyou...” he sniffles, and wipes his forearm along his wet, drippy nose. Daichi makes a mental note to bring out the baby wipes and clean him down. Right now, he's enraptured watching this exchange.

Sugawara's smile is still vibrant, even with grubby toddler fingers in his hand. “It's nice to meet you, Shouyou. You've been such a good boy today, huh? If it's okay with your daddy, I'd like to give you a lollipop.”

He reaches into his backpack and pulls out a little orange lollipop, holding it out halfway as he waits for Daichi's answer. Shouyou tugs at Daichi's shirt pleadingly.

“Tou-san, please?”

“Of course,” Daichi answers in a daze, impressed by how quickly this stranger soothed his son. Shouyou makes a happy noise and accepts the candy, then settles back against Daichi's chest and starts to eat it. “Don't forget to say 'Thank you,' Shouyou.”

“F'ank you,” Shouyou echoes dutifully around his treat.

“You're welcome, Shouyou-kun,” Suga replies, smoothing his hair down before looking up at Daichi with the same smile. Daichi's heart does a funny thing in his chest. “I apologize for not introducing myself properly. I'm Sugawara Koushi – I'm a pediatrician.”

Daichi let out a breath he didn't know he was holding. “Sawamura Daichi. Thank you for intervening when you did; Shouyou can get carried away easily.”

Sugawara nods. “You're welcome, of course. Thank you for letting me. I got the feeling his ears might still be hurting, which is why I gave him the lollipop. I figured if that was the case, the swallowing would help them pop again. And even if it's not the case, the sucking might help him self soothe and take his nap. He's obviously tired.”

“That's really smart. Wow. I guess it makes sense since you're a doctor. Thank you, Sugawara-sensei.”

He laughs. “Just Suga is fine, I'm not at work. Though I am on my way to give a lecture, so perhaps I can work this anecdote into my talk?”

“That's fine by me. As far as I'm concerned, you're a genius.”

“Ahh, that's too much, Sawamura-san, thank you.”

“Hey, if I'm going to call you Suga, you have to call me Daichi. All my friends do.”

“Oh, so we're friends now?” Suga asks with an entirely different kind of smile that Daichi finds he might like even more than the first. Before he can answer, Shouyou slumps against him like a dead weight, sound asleep, and Daichi has to liberate the lollipop before it sticks to his person.

When he's done with that, a witty retort has completely escaped him, so Daichi decides to be genuine. “I'd like to be. Friends.”

“And you don't just want to use me for my excellent child-care skills?”

Daichi laughs. “Those are definitely a bonus, but there's something else about you that I really, really want to get to know.”

“Oh, Daichi-san, which will your wife say?”

And it's a reasonable assumption, one that Daichi often has to answer to, but this time there's no shame when he answers. “She won't, because I don't have one. It's just me and Shouyou.”

Suga's eyes sparkle; Daichi notices how unique their colors is, somewhere between grey, green, and brown, and he wants to get closer. It's his son, a solid weight against his chest, that reminds him not to rush.

“Will you be in Sendai long?”

“We're going to visit my parents in Torono,” Daichi answers. “We'll be there for two weeks, to spend the holidays with them.”

“Ah!” Suga brightens. “This is your hometown, then? Maybe, if you have the chance, you could show me around? But only if you have the time, I would hate to take you away from your family!”

Daichi waves off the concern with a flick of his wrist. “Don't worry. If I throw Shouyou at my parents, they won't even notice I'm gone.”

Suga laughs, and it's a wondrous sound that Daichi wants to bottle up, so he can hear it whenever his heart needs lifting. He reaches into his bag again, this time pulling out a business card, and he scrawls something on the back before holding it out.

“My cell number,” Suga explains. “Since we can't use our phones on the plane. We're probably going to part ways in the airport when we get there, so I'm going to make you promise right now that you're going to call me.”

Daichi looks down at the card, and the numbers look like more than just numbers; they look like a new, untrodden path. He grins.

“I promise.”

Re: FILL: Team Grandstand, G

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PROMPT: TEAM KUROO TETSUROU/SAWAMURA DAICHI

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Ship: Yachi Hitoka /& Kiyoko Shimizu
Fandom: Haikyuu
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Prompt: Yuri on Ice AU (do you... see what i did there.... )
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Re: PROMPT: TEAM KUROO TETSUROU/SAWAMURA DAICHI

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PROMPT: TEAM KAGEYAMA TOBIO/OIKAWA TOORU

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Prompt: "If Emil thought dealing with the royal Italian siblings was stressful, just wait til he meets the Tsar's daughter." Some sort of Royalty AU.