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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!
headfangs: (ichinen GP)

PROMPT: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] headfangs 2017-05-30 02:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Ryugazaki Rei &/ Hazuki Nagisa
Fandom: Free!
Major Tags: Graphic depictions of violence/gore (Body horror)
Other Tags: Angst, Body dysphoria (somewhat?), Medical issues (Disease), Supernatural Elements (Aliens?)

Prompt: I guess vaguely based on Astronaut!Nagisa, but Scifi AU- Nagisa and Rei (and the rest of the Free! team if you'd like!) have gone on some kind of space mission where something goes wrong, and Rei is injured and infected with some kind of alien genetics which partially spread over his body (think: lite District 9). Nagisa has to reassure a normally beauty-obsessed Rei that he's still beautiful despite it.

(not entirely sure how to tag this)
stariceling: (Default)

FILL: TEAM GRANDSTAND, T

[personal profile] stariceling 2017-06-10 10:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: Graphic depictions of injury/gore
Other Tags: Body horror, body dysphoria, medical, injury, amputation, trauma, trauma for everyone, in which Rei is not a beautiful butterfly
Word Count: 1900

This started as a description and turned into a whole process. (I'm so sorry.)

***


The worst part was what happened to Rei’s spine. Nagisa had heard the bones crunching together, and Rei had spasmed and screamed in agony and eventually passed out.

When Nagisa checked for injury there was something growing out of his back. His skin had split and there were scales like shiny beetle shells jutting out. The skin around them was dry and stiff, like a callus, and Nagisa had a horrible vision of Rei’s entire skin molting off and a stranger climbing out of it.

Nagisa had been left alone a little too long, checking Rei’s vitals every few minutes and trying to work out a plan. If Rei didn’t get up again, if he couldn’t get up again, Nagisa had to find a way to get him home safely.

It was all he could do not to fling himself on Rei in relief when he finally opened his eyes. He confirmed Rei wasn’t paralyzed, helped Rei to his feet, and then latched onto him.

Rei was shorter. In the span of an hour the difference between their heights had been cut to less than half, and suddenly Nagisa was no longer poised to nuzzle at his favorite sensitive spot under Rei’s jaw.

The last time he’d been in Rei’s arms was shortly after they made it safely into the nesting complex. Maybe the wind had chewed away the foundation, because if felt like the entire building tilted, slid, and then crashed down flat again. Rei had grabbed him a second before one of the metal rods hung with curtains of eggs had come down on them. It had ripped though Rei’s suit and leave a bloody gash across his back.

There were other things to worry about than Rei’s height. Within half an hour he’d stripped Rei naked because his skin was peeling off and there was no stopping it. Nagisa had to keep cutting it because otherwise it would split down to areas of still-living skin and then it would bleed.

Rei wasn’t much help. He didn’t want to look at himself. He alternated between despair and bargaining. There must be something that would make it stop. What if he just sewed up what was left of his skin? What if they called for help? This must be why the Lepidopterans didn’t let humans in their nesting complexes.

Nagisa could apologize for dragging Rei off into space and to this planet and on this expedition, but he wasn’t going to regret that last step. There had been nowhere else to take shelter and they had no protective clothing that could prevent the sandstorms here from chewing flesh from bone.

“You shouldn’t have to look at me. I should go away where you don’t have to look at me anymore,” Rei whimpered at one point.

There was nowhere to go. There was the climate control room they had holed up in and six egg chambers around it, and leaving the building was certain death.

“Is that what you’d tell me to do if it was me? Go away where you don’t have to look at me?”

Rei wouldn’t meet his eyes.

“Would you tell me to go outside so you don’t have to look at me again?”

“No! How could I say that to you?!”

“Then you’re not allowed to say it to yourself!” Nagisa latched on to Rei and clung. “If anything happened to you I’d destroy this whole planet and then myself.”

Rei hugged him back, which helped. “You can’t say that. Something already happened to me.”

“You know what I mean. If I lose my Rei-chan.”

Rei was silent. Nagisa stoked his hair, then stopped when he realized it was quickly falling out.

“Lepidopterans molt, don’t they? How long does that take?”

“Converted to our time: six hours eighteen minutes to eight hours forty-nine minutes. Approximately,” Rei answered with a crispness that said he had just done the conversion in his head. Too bad Nagisa didn’t have a pile of things like that to distract him with. Rei had been doing better when he was trying to invent a way to repair their connection to the subterranean cables and call for help without going outside and dying.

Nagisa lost track of the hours almost immediately as he helped Rei out of his skin, and sometimes more than skin. His feet split midway down while his toes went dead and sloughed off and Nagisa tried to focus on the fact that it wasn’t physically hurting Rei and not the fact that he was taking away tendon and bone. The last joint of each finger went the same way, and when Nagisa got the dead skin off Rei’s hands had already split neatly between middle and ring fingers to allow for a type of dexterity he had no idea how to use.

Rei did try to help, but once his hands went stiff under dead skin and then changed, there wasn’t a lot he could do.

The sandstorm was a blessing in its own way because there was nothing else for Nagisa to focus on. If he’d had to split his attention with anything else he couldn’t have done it. He could focus on only Rei. He keep doing the next thing and then the next until he finally peeled off the last pieces of what had been Rei’s face, and dimly realized that there was nothing left to do. He was looking at all of Rei for the first time in what felt like forever.

His new skin was iridescent blue-green. Up his spine and around his middle there were hard, oval scales, but on the rest of his skin they flowed together. Around his eyes and down his throat and chest the color darkened to a black that held rainbows in the light.

It felt like the change had taken a lot away and given nothing back. His toes and the outside part of his ears and most of his nose were gone. His chest had compressed upward and something was wrong there that Nagisa couldn’t figure out by touch, but the last few floating ribs had been shoved outward and threatened to piece the skin. Several joints had reorganized themselves under his skin. Nagisa would catch a glimpse of Rei’s hands or knees when he moved and something in the back of his head jolted because knees should not bend like that.

Yet with all that he was still human-shaped. He still had only one pair each of knees and elbows, and only ten fingers. No feathery antennae curled up from the back of his head or fanned around his jaw. No bright wings folded against his sides and back. (Lepidopterans used them for communication rather than flying, but the name had stuck. Their word for humans was approximately “kkkn-flash lowest set of wings-nnn” and Nagisa’s curiosity as to what that actually meant had gone unsatiated.)

Nagisa thought it was a great injustice in the universe that after all that Rei didn’t have wings.

“I can’t. . .” Rei had been tentatively looking at his own body, but he was shaking. He lifted a hand to his face as if to adjust his missing glasses and jerked it away again.

“What happened? Can you see?”

“I can’t close my eyes!” Rei cried in horror. He couldn’t cover them, either, with what had happened to his hands.

Nagisa cupped his hands over Rei’s face, at least to help him calm down.

“I’m hideous. I don’t even look like a Lepidopteran. I’m just this mangled thing.” Rei’s voice rose with an edge of hysteria. “I understand what you were trying to say, but I’m grotesque. I can’t even look at myself without feeling sick. How can you stand to look at me like that?”

“Like what? Like I love you?” Nagisa kissed his forehead. The new skin felt different, supple elastic over muscle, and it made him briefly curious about touching Rei in other places. For the moment he sat back and looked hard at Rei’s changed face for a few seconds to make sure he meant it when he said the words, “Or like you’re beautiful?”

“I am not.”

“Yes you are.”

“I cannot have his argument with you right now,” Rei cried.

“Good. That means I win.”

“It does not!”

“I win. You’re beautiful.”

If Rei had been in a different mood they could have gone around that way a couple more times, but he just gave a miserable moan.

“You’re a beautiful color. You’re all blue, and you shine in the light like a butterfly’s wing. Do you want to see?”

It took a few minutes to calm Rei to the point where he would agree to look, and much longer to introduce him to his new skin. Rei could tentatively appreciate the perfect iridescent sheen. And here and there were an old scar would have been there were bright veins of opal. They ran along his hands and between his fingers, which was the only reason he could stand to look at them. Introducing him to a mirror was not going to be a fun process.

Rei eventually subsided to the point where he would allow that he might not be the single worst horror to exist. He was probably still waiting for Nagisa to flinch away or cry, but Nagisa was momentarily engrossed in investigating the taut scales over his stomach versus the rippled skin stretched over his muscular chest verses his softer face.

“I’m sure there is no species in the galaxy that finds this attractive,” Rei said after a few minutes, as if testing out self loathing again.

“Fine. No alien’s going to steal my man!”

“You say that like you’re serious.”

Nagisa stared Rei in the eyes, daring him to doubt that Nagisa would fight someone over him.

Rei started laughing. There was a ragged edge to it, but it was a laugh nonetheless. He rested his forehead on Nagisa’s shoulder and laughed and gasped and stuttered into a laugh again.

Nagisa was going to let him catch his breath before saying anything, but Rei beat him to it.

“I wouldn’t let anyone ‘steal’ me.”

“Not even if we found a civilization that thinks you’re so beautiful they decide you’re a god?”

“That is not going to happen. But in the completely impossible event it did, no. You wouldn’t either, right?”

“I would tell everyone you’re my beautiful consort and should be treated like a god too.”

“You would, wouldn’t you?”

“Of course!”

Rei laughed again, like the weary sound of a cyborg joint winding down, and finally asked, “Now what?”

“Wait until it’s safe and go back to the ship?” Somewhere in there was the question of if Rei could stand and walk, and if his protective clothing would still fit him well enough.

At some point Nagisa would have to acknowledge the places where Rei’s skin was stiffening like a beetle’s wing covers. If they shattered into stained glass wings, at least that was the one change that shouldn’t traumatize Rei too badly.

Nagisa took his hands away from the possible wings. Rei was still here and whole and trying to talk calmly about how they would locate and reach the ship if it was buried, and Nagisa truly loved every last inch of him.

Right now, Nagisa didn’t know how many more pieces of Rei he could stand to lose.
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PROMPT: TEAM AOYAGI HAJIME/KOGA KIMITAKA/TESHIMA JUNTA

[personal profile] besania 2017-05-30 02:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kirido Haruka & Kotani Karin OR Yuzuko Mawatari & Mario Cordeiro
Fandom: Teppuu
Major Tags: Violence, Ableism, (Potential) Sexism
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Million Dollar Baby AU. The rise and fall of a hard working natural.
Edited (if i dont forget to add something or make an ugly mistake in all of my posts the world ends) 2017-05-30 17:18 (UTC)
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Re: PROMPT: TEAM KUROO TETSUROU/SAWAMURA DAICHI

[personal profile] notallbees 2017-05-30 03:34 pm (UTC)(link)
FLAILS AROUND USELESSLY
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Re: PROMPT: TEAM KUROO TETSUROU/SAWAMURA DAICHI

[personal profile] flippinflakes 2017-05-30 11:05 pm (UTC)(link)
im so TT
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PROMPT: TEAM THE PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] fickle 2017-05-30 03:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kageyama & his old team
Fandom: Haikyuu
Major Tags: Violence
Other Tags: Possible dub/non-con, blood, injury, etc

Prompt: Instead of walking away from Tobio, his old team teaches him a lesson about the importance of teamwork and how little one man's struggles avail against a group.
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PROMPT: TEAM THE PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] fickle 2017-05-30 03:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Oikawa/Kageyama
Fandom: Haikyuu
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: possible dub-con?

Prompt: Fantasy historical with Grand King/Emperor Oikawa and King Tobio whom he defeated in war.
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PROMPT: TEAM THE PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] fickle 2017-05-30 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Oikawa/Kageyama
Fandom: Haikyuu
Major Tags: Violence
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Oikawa's attempt to punch Kageyama connects. And then he can't stop hitting/kicking/hurting him. Career-ending injuries, maybe?
fickle: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM THE PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] fickle 2017-05-30 03:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Oikawa/Ushijima or Oikawa/Kageyama
Fandom: Haikyuu
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Wolf pack AU where all the teams are wolf packs. NOT A/B/O, actual legit wolves or werewolves.
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PROMPT: TEAM THE PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] fickle 2017-05-30 03:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Oikawa/Kyoutani or Oikawa/Iwaizumi + onesided Kyoutani/Iwaizumi?
Fandom: Haikyuu
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: The Mad Dog is Grand King Oikawa's trained assassin, leashed killer - who only takes orders from Oikawa's right-hand Minister, Iwaizumi.
Edited 2017-05-30 15:19 (UTC)
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PROMPT: TEAM THE PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] fickle 2017-05-30 03:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Oikawa/Kyoutani
Fandom: Haikyuu
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Oikawa decides Mad Dog needs to be trained to obey him. Collar with spikes on the inside, leashes, showing Mad Dog his place is beneath Oikawa/kneeling at his side, etc.
Edited 2017-05-30 15:19 (UTC)
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PROMPT: TEAM THE PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] fickle 2017-05-30 03:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Oikawa/Kageyama, Oikawa/Kyoutani, Kyoutani/Kageyama
Fandom: Haikyuu
Major Tags: Violence
Other Tags: possible dub/non-con?

Prompt: When you have a hunting dog, you set it to hunt. Oikawa sets Kyoutani on Tobio.
Edited 2017-05-30 15:19 (UTC)
doxian: (deathhorse)

Prompt: Team Kanzaki Miki/Miyahara

[personal profile] doxian 2017-05-30 03:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Shirabu Kenjirou/Ushijima Wakatoshi
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major tags: none
Other tags: none

Prompt: boss/secretary AU :3
notallbees: (Default)

Re: Prompt: Team Kanzaki Miki/Miyahara

[personal profile] notallbees 2017-05-30 03:36 pm (UTC)(link)
OH YES
fickle: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM THE PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] fickle 2017-05-30 03:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Ryoma+ Seigaku
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Ryoma accidentally gets turned into a cat while on an away trip for a tennis tournament. Hs teammates aren’t sure why this small black cat is so determined to stay in their room but they can’t kick it out into the cold.
Edited 2017-05-30 15:19 (UTC)
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PROMPT: TEAM THE PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] fickle 2017-05-30 03:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kaidoh + Taka + Inui
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: X-men crossover. Taka is literally a pyropath, Viper can turn into an actual snake and Inui can talk to computers. The only thing the three of them have in common at Xavier’s School for Gifted Mutants is that they like to play tennis.
Edited 2017-05-30 15:18 (UTC)
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PROMPT: TEAM THE PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] fickle 2017-05-30 03:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Ryoma + Seigaku Ensemble
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: What would’ve happened if Shinji had actually blinded Ryouma during that first match?
Edited 2017-05-30 15:19 (UTC)
yrindor: Head shot of Fuji Shuusuke with his eyes open (Fuji)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM THE PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-05-30 07:14 pm (UTC)(link)
For this, I may be convinced to try writing Ryouma. You've played right into another of my weaknesses.
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PROMPT: Team Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru

[personal profile] terrencelovesyou 2017-05-30 03:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Passengers AU. While traveling to a distant colony planet, a spaceship transporting thousands of colonists malfunctions and awakens an astrophysicist, Oikawa Tooru, from hypersleep. Months of isolation later, he sees his best friend Iwaizumi Hajime still in his sleep chamber and decides to awaken him for companionship. Iwaizumi is not happy though, realizing that they will both die before their ship reaches the new planet. They live their lives on the spaceship, as they both try to desperately re-enter hypersleep.
nyatsuuuu: (OIIWA - Babs)

Re: PROMPT: Team Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru

[personal profile] nyatsuuuu 2017-05-30 09:49 pm (UTC)(link)
SCREAMS I LJVALSKVAS THIS SO MCUH
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PROMPT: TEAM THE PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] fickle 2017-05-30 03:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kamio + Momo
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Homestuck AU where Kamio just REALLY wants Momo to be his kismesis.
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Re: PROMPT: TEAM KUROO TETSUROU/SAWAMURA DAICHI

[personal profile] myn_x 2017-05-30 04:57 pm (UTC)(link)
I AM DISTRESSED
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PROMPT: TEAM THE PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] fickle 2017-05-30 03:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Niou + everyone
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: Sex work, dub/non-con
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Niou's the most popular attraction at the Golden Lotus. All he needs is five minutes of film of the target and he'll be whomever you want him to be.
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PROMPT: TEAM THE PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] fickle 2017-05-30 03:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Ryoma + Dan
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: They're twins. And anyone who upsets Dan gets a tennis ball to the head.
doxian: (deathhorse)

Prompt: Team Kanzaki Miki/Miyahara

[personal profile] doxian 2017-05-30 03:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Akaashi Keiji/Bokuto Koutarou
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major tags: nsfw
Other tags: xeno, tentacles, body horror, religious ritual

Prompt: AU where Akaashi is a half-humanoid, half-Cthulu-esque demigod and Bokuto is the strapping youth sent to *rapid eyebrow waggling* pay tribute to him

(no noncon pls but aphrodisiacs or altered states is A-OK)
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Re: Prompt: Team Kanzaki Miki/Miyahara

[personal profile] notallbees 2017-05-30 03:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Crying thank you
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PROMPT: TEAM THE PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] fickle 2017-05-30 03:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Ryoma +/ Fuji
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Pool shark AU where Ryoma hang around pool halls pretending to be a newbie to the game and then winning everything. Fuji turns the tables on him. Bonus points for hustler Kaidoh posing suggestively against tables and watching the games.
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PROMPT: TEAM THE PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] fickle 2017-05-30 03:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Toudou + Nico
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal/Love Live
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Toudou and Nico gush to each other about Maki-chan. Eventually they realize they're talking about two different people.
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PROMPT: Team Himuro Tatsuya/Nijimura Shuuzou

[personal profile] plume_sombre 2017-05-30 03:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kageyama Tobio &/Kindaichi Yuutarou
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Kindaichi is the heir of a wealthy and influential family, Kageyama is his bodyguard.
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FILL: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] ellipsometry 2017-06-08 08:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none
Word Count: ~700

i'm so weak for bodyguard AUs

***

In the car home from the amusement park, Kindaichi mourns another terrible first date.

You were probably lucky she agreed to go out with you in the first place is the text response he gets from Kunimi, followed up by one that reads You should move on. You’ll find someone.

Finding someone willing to date the heir to one of Japan’s wealthiest and most politically-connected families doesn’t seem to be the problem. Getting someone to stick around is another matter entirely.

Sitting across from Kindaichi in the car is his bodyguard Kageyama, looking impassive as always. Kindaichi watches his brow furrow in thought -- he looks intimidating, but he’s probably daydreaming about rice balls, or the amusement funnel cake they had shared earlier.

“You could’ve been more pleasant, you know,” Kindaichi says, kicking Kageyama’s shin lightly, “You can’t keep scaring girls off, I’m gonna die single and alone at this point.”

“If she can’t handle the fact that her date has a personal bodyguard, what use is she to you?” Kageyama snaps. They’ve had this argument maybe a hundred times over at this point, over the course of nearly a decade.

Kindaichi rolls his eyes. The girl hadn’t been off-put by Kageyama at first -- quite the opposite, in fact. Most girls are perplexed by Kageyama, but ultimately understanding. They always comment on how handsome he is, at least until his looming and unpleasant presence derails the date and leaves Kindaichi back at square one.

“You know, a guy with your looks could stand to be more charming,” Kindaichi quips. Kageyama doesn’t respond, just exhales sharply out of his nose.

Home is the only place where Kindaichi really separates from Kageyama. At his uni classes, or out with friends, or at his internship, Kindaichi can be assured that Kageyama is always close behind, doing his best to be surreptitious but standing out among the crowd nonetheless. Sometimes it’s nice just to get away from him, get away from the corporeal reminder of all the responsibilities that weigh on Kindaichi’s shoulders.

Except he always finds himself gravitating toward Kageyama’s room, only a few doors down from his own. It’s unlocked, and he strolls in with no trouble, finding Kageyama sprawled out on his bed sipping a box of milk and flipping through a magazine.
And for some reason, this annoys Kindaichi to no end.

“Shouldn’t you be more vigilant? What if I was an assassin coming to kill you?”

Kageyama doesn’t look up, “No one wants to kill me. Besides, I knew it was you.”

“How?”

“I know how your footsteps sound,” he says, simply. Sometimes Kindaichi forgets that Kageyama is actually quite good at his job.

They sit in silence for awhile, Kindaichi scrolling through his phone and texting Kunimi. It’s comforting, a bit, to have someone he feels comfortable just being around; no expectations or responsibilities or stilted conversations.

It is, surprisingly, Kageyama who breaks the silence.

“Why don’t you just have your dad arrange a marriage?”

“Huh?” Kindaichi sits up in his seat, “No way, I don’t want that!”

“But dating is troublesome,” Kageyama says, yawning, “If I were you, I’d just settle down at this point.”

“And let my dad and some random company execs choose who I’m going to be with for the rest of my life?!”

Kageyama shrugs, “Well, your dad chose me when you needed a bodyguard. And we worked out fine.”

“W-We’re not--” Kindaichi goes red, “It’s different! We’re not getting married!”

A beat of silence, and then, “But I am going to be with you for the rest of your life.”

Kageyama says it so plainly, voice so soft that Kindaichi barely catches it at first. When he does, his face goes red all the way up to his always-distinctive hairline. It might be embarrassing, but Kageyama is right. He’ll always be there, no matter what happens. Strange, Kindaichi thinks, that he never realized that before.

The awkward silence stretches on, but Kageyama has already returned to his magazine, apparently unfazed. Kindaichi worries his bottom lip between his teeth.

“You’re right,” he says, finally, “And I am glad it was you.”

Kageyama doesn’t respond, but he doesn’t really have to.

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PROMPT: TEAM THE PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] fickle 2017-05-30 03:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kamo + Kiihara
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: Physical abuse, emotional manipulation
Other Tags: none

Prompt: AU of ep 137, where Kirihara was all injured and nobody could figure out why. It was actually Kamio who hurt him but Kirihara's protecting him because they're lovers (and nobody but Kamio would ever love a monster like him).