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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!
besania: Alpasucy! (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM AOYAGI HAJIME/KOGA KIMITAKA/TESHIMA JUNTA

[personal profile] besania 2017-05-31 01:28 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kuroda Yukinari &/ Koga Kimitaka (& Teshima Junta if you wanna?)
Fandom: Yowamushi pedal
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: hello come ship my rare ship

Prompt: Kuroda takes up a job as a pizza delivery guy in college, finds out that Koga really likes pizza and will order one like once a week. Pizza "pranks" (Two half&half pepperoni and pineapple pizzas one day, a casual "just this small pizza for you two?" on a night Koga's alone, things like that) and occasional messages written with pepperoni ensue.
melongifts: sugimoto with deer in headlights look (eep)

FILL: TEAM IMAIZUMI SHUNSUKE/SUGIMOTO TERUFUMI RATED T FOR TEEN

[personal profile] melongifts 2017-05-31 07:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Rated for swearing and innuendo
Word Count: 982


***



Pin-Pon

The door cracks open and the man inside looks surprised to see that, yes, once again, it is the distinct white-haired pizza delivery boy there delivering him his third pizza that week. Koga nods and coughs into his hand, digging into his pocket to pull out payment plus gratuity. “Thank you,” Is what comes out of his mouth, but Kuroda is pretty sure that what he really means is “Please don’t tell anyone how I live.”

The 30% tip does a good job of reinforcing that suspicion.

Not that Kuroda is going to complain, mind you. In fact, it’s that way he deals with shame using money that keeps Kuroda picking up shifts and volunteering to bike out to the college at least two or three times a day, hoping that he’ll catch up with that stern looking pizza fanatic.

He realizes pretty quickly which order is Koga Kimitaka’s after a while, because not everyone orders corn and mayonnaise on half of their pizza and balsamic vinaigrette with pepperoni on the other half. Honestly, it was probably the grossest fucking thing Kuroda had ever heard of, but he began to get fond of the order, simply because he knew he’d get to tease that man that say without even needing to say a word.

When he arrives at the tiny apartment again three days later, his favorite customer looks absolutely exasperated to see him there. “Don’t you have any days off?” He asks, holding out a fistful of cash and refusing to look him in the eyes.

“Do you eat all of this pizza by yourself?” Kuroda replies smoothly, barely restraining himself from smugly baring his teeth.

Koga’s ears turn red, and he pulls a 500 yen note from his wad of money, putting it back in his pocket. Boo, my tip, Kuroda thinks.

“I’m free next Thursday, if that’s what you’re asking,” Kuroda says, exchanging the rest of the money for the box of pizza. Koga doesn’t look amused and shuts the door in his face, and it’s only once he’s back on his bike that Kuroda realizes that he sort of maybe wanted Koga to accept his implied offer. “Weird,” He says, checking the GPS on his phone for the next delivery.



Four days later (The longest the legendary Koga Kimitaka has gone without pizza on record) Kuroda excitedly sees that disgusting half corn/mayo, half pepperoni vinaigrette pizza, but this time with a new exciting edition- pineapple. Well well well, what’s the special occasion, he thinks.

He asks Koga when he delivers the pizza, “So what made you decide to shake it up this time? I nearly didn’t recognize it was your order with pineapple on it.” Surprisingly, the comment seems to shock Koga, who turns back towards the inside of his apartment, calling to whoever is inside.

“You put WHAT on my pizza?!” He says, and Kuroda hears a sardonic laugh from inside.

“That’ll be 1880 yen, please,” Kuroda interrupts them, holding out a hand. Koga angrily shoves the wad of cash in his hand and shuts the door with the force of a man who just learned his dinner was ruined. Kuroda stands outside the door for a few more moments, trying to listen in on the conversation inside, but whatever it was they seem to have quieted down.

He hadn’t seen anyone over at Koga’s before, and honestly, it annoyed him. It was like someone was intruding on their little routine without his permission, wasn’t it supposed to be him that he shared pizza with? Maybe he should be a bit more forward next time.



Two days later, Kuroda is back, this time with a gift. He’d spent his free period between deliveries fucking around in the kitchen, and decided to give Koga the finished product. When he offers it to his customer, Koga seems confused.

“I didn’t order this,” He says, handing the small box back to Kuroda. Take a hint, buddy, is all kuroda thinks behind his well practiced customer service smile.

“It’s a gift, a personal sausage pizza, just for you.” Kuroda says, pushing the box back into Koga’s hands.

“I don’t like sausage.”

Stop being so goddamn contrary, asshole. “Then give it to your girlfriend? The one who likes pineapples?”

Koga clenches the box between his fingers. “He’s not my girlfriend! Boyfriend? Whatever! He’s not even here.”

“Then I’ll share it with you,” Kuroda insists, leaning on the door frame. “It has a very special surprise on it.”

Koga is suspicious, unsurprisingly. “Don’t you have a job to get back to?”

“It’s the end of my shift, you’re my last customer.” Kuroda replies. “And maybe I am having some bike trouble and will need to walk back.” He winks, hoping against hope that Koga will understand. “That could take forever.”

Hesitantly, Koga opens the box, peering suspiciously at the contents. He closes the box, decidedly unamused. “You drew a penis using sausage.” He deadpans without a hint of humor in his voice.

Kuroda winks again, pushing back his bangs beneath his visor. “Of course, since you said you don’t like the flavor, you could always have another type of sausage in your mouth tonight.”



Ring.

Ring.


“Hey, It’s me, I’ll take a little longer to get back than normal,” Kuroda tells his manager over the phone just a few minutes later, limping down the apartment corridor. “Yeah, I just got my foot slammed in a door and need to put it on ice for a bit. Yeah. Yeah. Thanks. See you then.” Kuroda sighs, placing his phone is his back pocket. He stares at the crumpled box of pizza in his hand, huffing with frustration.

Well.

At least he’s got a snack.
princesssid: manga screencap of hinata looking offscreen (at tsukishima) with a question mark above his head (question hinata)

PROMPT: TEAM HIKARU NO GO

[personal profile] princesssid 2017-05-31 01:42 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Yamaguchi Tadashi/Tsukishima Kei
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: this is the most self-indulgent thing i have ever prompted

Prompt: arranged marriage au (they are both princes!! they must unite their nations for important plot reason x that doesn't really matter! how will they get past the awkwarkdness and grow close?!!? i'm dying!)
marks: get you hooked (tsukishima (hq))

Re: PROMPT: TEAM HIKARU NO GO

[personal profile] marks 2017-05-31 02:53 pm (UTC)(link)
OH OKAY. YEAH.

Re: PROMPT: TEAM HIKARU NO GO

[personal profile] marks - 2017-05-31 15:01 (UTC) - Expand

Re: PROMPT: TEAM HIKARU NO GO

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besania: Alpasucy! (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM AOYAGI HAJIME/KOGA KIMITAKA/TESHIMA JUNTA

[personal profile] besania 2017-05-31 01:43 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Natsuo Ishido & Sanae Sawamura & Kirido Haruka & Mai Ganeko & Yuzuko Mawatari & Ringi Cordeiro & Kei Ninomiya & Anyone else you'd like! (You can also add any ships you want though I'm not a big fan of Natsuo/Yuzuko js)
Fandom: Teppuu
Major Tags: Potential Violence, Dystopia, Post-Apocalyptic Scenario.
Other Tags: None.

Prompt: Who killed the earth? Knowing that won't help these girls survive her, so it's got them unconcerned. They are all member of the main biking gangs after all. There's only one thing you need to know: What's left of the earth trembles when either of their three groups face off.
babster: (Default)

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

[personal profile] babster 2017-05-31 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
OH THANK GOD an au i'm familiar with. give me a bit i'll be back

FILL: Team Grandstand, T

[personal profile] babster - 2017-06-03 03:08 (UTC) - Expand

Re: FILL: Team Grandstand, T

[personal profile] besania - 2017-06-03 22:57 (UTC) - Expand

Re: FILL: Team Grandstand, T

[personal profile] babster - 2017-06-03 23:22 (UTC) - Expand
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PROMPT: TEAM DAIYA NO ACE

[personal profile] transmiyuki 2017-05-31 01:47 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Miyuki Kazuya/Kataoka Tesshin or Miyuki Kazuya/Kuramochi Youichi or Both TBH
Fandom: Daiya no Ace
Major Tags: Violence, Sexual Content
Other Tags: age gap, swashbuckling in space, cowboys in space

Prompt: Firefly AU. the roles are up to you.
kazuyas: (blue saso)

FILL: TEAM KURAMOCHI YOUICHI/MIYUKI KAZUYA, T

[personal profile] kazuyas 2017-06-10 07:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: barely-there implied sexual content
Other Tags: ensemble cast, banter, dialogue-heavy, shenanigans, cowboys in space as requested, etc.
Word Count: 839 words

[gently sets in your lap]

***

It’s a good day today.

Of course, they don’t have anyway to formally measure that, it's just something noticeable. He's able to hold conversation all the way through, and his eyes are focused in the present, rather than staring at something no one else can see.

“It’s a good day,” Kuramochi says to Ryousuke when she asks what’s got him in such a grinning mood.

“Just make sure your face doesn’t get stuck like that,” she responds, ducking back into her shuttle with an eyeroll and a subdued, slightly fond smile.

When Eijun enters the kitchen and tells Kuramochi that Miyuki called him a moron, he laughs, cackle echoing all the way up to the bridge; Jun yells down from his place next to Tetsu to keep it down.

“They’re kissing,” Miyuki says, seeming to appear from nowhere.

Eijun jumps in surprise, nearly falling from his seat.

There’s a touch of a smile on Miyuki’s lips. “They’re hoping the captain takes us all with him on his trip into town, give them some quiet.”

Eijun perks up at the potential of leaving the ship. “What is the captain thinking?” he asks, turning to Miyuki.

Of everyone, Eijun had adjusted to the revelation of Miyuki being a reader the quickest—“Because you don’t have anything in your damned brain to hide,” Jun had said.

Miyuki turns to Eijun with an arched brow and a knowing smile, and it becomes clear why a moment later:

“He’s thinking that you best keep your nose out of his mind,” the captain says from behind Eijun.

This time Eijun does fall from his seat, though he covers it with an eager salute. “Boss!” he exclaims.

“Don’t call me that,” Kataoka says dryly.

Chris emerges from behind him, the pair having just finished some kind of discussion. “Going into town isn’t a bad idea, though. Get us all some fresh air and food that doesn’t resemble a brick.”

Kuramochi sees Eijun’s eyes widen and start to glimmer, and he shouts something about preparing for the trip before bounding from the room.

Miyuki is smiling up at Kataoka, and the captain eyes Miyuki for a moment before saying, “You know not to tread there, Miyuki.”

Only slightly chastened, Miyuki rises from his seat, still smiling. He takes Kuramochi’s hand and leads him from the room, murmuring something about packing a bag.

Kuramochi allows himself to be led, smiling fondly and shouting at Ryou’s shuttle that they’ll be landing soon.

Eijun has already made it to the med bay and is listing off everything he wants to find—a mix of parts for the ship, foodstuffs, trinkets, and other oddities, all in no particularly order—to a patient Haruichi, who’s in the middle of reviewing his inventory of supplies. Furuya lingers in the corner, occasionally adding something Eijun forgot or—as Kuramochi and Miyuki pass—bickering with him over the specifics of a certain part they needed for engine maintenance.

It’s bound to be an interesting afternoon.

———


“You’re sure he’ll be all right?” Kataoka asks, looking at where Miyuki and Ryou are talking in low tones, Ryou in one of her simpler dresses for the occasion and Miyuki wearing the jacket that’s at least a size too big for him (Kuramochi still wonders if he nicked it from Kataoka’s room, and if so, how, but he doesn’t ask).

Chris, who’s standing next to Kataoka, adds: “I know he can get overwhelmed sometimes, and it’s bound to be a busy day in town given the season and the weather.”

“It’s been a good day,” Kuramochi says. “And I’ll bring him back if it looks like he needs to take a break. But I think some time off the ship will do him good.”

Kuramochi swears he catches a glimmer of a smile on Kataoka’s lips before he responds: “I’m inclined to agree.” He adjusts his gloves and then casts his eyes around the group. “We’re to return by no later than sundown so we can clear out by evening—understood?”

A chorus of affirmatives rises up.

“Sure you’ll be able to hold down the ship in our absence?” Ryousuke asks Jun pointedly, smile sharp as the tip of the blade Kuramochi knows she keeps strapped to her thigh.

Jun crosses his arms. “We’ll do just fine, Ryou.”

“Sure you won’t get bored?” she demurs.

“I doubt they’ll be bored, Ryou-san,” Kuramochi chimes in, to which she and Miyuki both smile.

“Perhaps they’re more like to fall prey to distraction,” she says.

Next to him, over Jun’s frantic spluttering, Kuramochi hears Kataoka sigh.

With barely-disguised mirth in his voice, Chris breaks in before Jun can respond: “We should get moving.”

Before anyone can so much as agree, Eijun starts charging forward, clutching Haruichi’s hand in his as they go.

Kataoka turns to Tetsu. “If we don’t all come back,” he says, “leave without us.”

A few paces forward, Miyuki sidles along next to Kuramochi and links their hands together, leaning in to whisper: “He doesn’t mean that.”

Kuramochi squeezes. “I know.”

A good day.
underscored: by nyatsuuuu @ twitter/dw (Default)

PROMPT: Team Aoyagi Hajime/Teshima Junta

[personal profile] underscored 2017-05-31 01:48 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Asahi/Daichi/Suga/Kiyoko
Fandom: Haikyuu
Major Tags: .Character death, violence
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Inception AU where Yui is Yusef, Daichi is Arthur, Suga is Eames, Kiyoko as Dominick, and Asahi as Mal :)
multilinear: (Default)

Re: PROMPT: Team Aoyagi Hajime/Teshima Junta

[personal profile] multilinear 2017-05-31 01:53 am (UTC)(link)
how fcking dare you
multilinear: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] multilinear 2017-05-31 01:52 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: aoyagi hajime/teshima junta or toumaki even tbh
Fandom: yowamushi pedal
Major Tags: none.
Other Tags: none.

Prompt: "i may or may not be wearing increasingly uglier clothes just to make sure you look at me and, i dunno, take them off one day" roommates au

[personal profile] fickle god damn it damien
Edited 2017-05-31 01:52 (UTC)
besania: Alpasucy! (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM AOYAGI HAJIME/KOGA KIMITAKA/TESHIMA JUNTA

[personal profile] besania 2017-05-31 01:53 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Natsuo Ishido & Sanae Sawamura & Mai Ganeko & Sogabe Hisako & Manami Hiki & Kei Ninomiya & just feel free to use any character you want
Fandom: Teppuu
Major Tags: Violence
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Kill Bill!AU. Surprise me.
Edited (okay so i said "surprise me" but sanae and mai are totally o-ren and gogo YES THEY ARE-) 2017-05-31 02:05 (UTC)
princesssid: mitani with cat whiskers, word bubble that says "Team HikaGo!" (mitani)

PROMPT: TEAM HIKARU NO GO

[personal profile] princesssid 2017-05-31 01:54 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Mitani Yuuki/Kaneko Masako
Fandom: Hikaru no Go
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: au where the third-year members of the haze middle school go club manage to get into the same high school... and they start up a new go club from scratch!
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Re: PROMPT: TEAM HIKARU NO GO

[personal profile] greenowl 2017-05-31 11:37 am (UTC)(link)
I'm tearing up this is a blessing for my soul 😢

Re: PROMPT: TEAM HIKARU NO GO

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multilinear: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] multilinear 2017-05-31 01:55 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: atobe/jirou
Fandom: prince of tennis
Major Tags: none.
Other Tags: none.

Prompt: "i was told you're actually a security expert but all you're doing is breaking into my office and sleeping" ceo/"security expert" aka gainfully employed thief au

[personal profile] fickle damien this is a tennis prompt from team tennis i am on team tennis do not fill this
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Re: PROMPT: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] glassnorouyadeunazuku 2017-05-31 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
I can't fill this *cries*
multilinear: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] multilinear 2017-05-31 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: atobe/jirou
Fandom: prince of tennis
Major Tags: none.
Other Tags: none.

Prompt: royal court! au. the crown prince falls for his jester.


[personal profile] fickle damien don't fill this keep scrolling
glassnorouyadeunazuku: (Default)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] glassnorouyadeunazuku 2017-05-31 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
Or this either *cries more*
saccharinescorpion: even you couldnt pull that off! (mikitadomaki)

PROMPT: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] saccharinescorpion 2017-05-31 02:02 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Tadokoro Jin / Makishima Yuusuke
Fandom: Ypwamushi Pedal
Major Tags: Character death, or is it?
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Tadokoro is the tall handsome baker with a strange talent, Makishima is the childhood friend who's wound up dead (yes, it's a Pushing Daisies AU)
yusukesjeans: (Default)

Re: PROMPT: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] yusukesjeans 2017-05-31 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
phantom doodler needs to come here it sounds like you're brain twins
hapaxlegomenon: (Default)

PROMPT: Team Aoyagi Hajime/Teshima Junta

[personal profile] hapaxlegomenon 2017-05-31 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Sugimoto &/ Onoda &/ Imaizumi &/ Naruko
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Meta shenanigans

Prompt: Sugimoto is a Very Experienced SASO-er, and with Onoda's help he recruits Naruko and Imaizumi to (outwardly reluctantly, inwardly excitedly) participate in SASO 2017.
princesssid: manga screencap of hinata shouyou looking possessed (crawl up the wall hinata)

PROMPT: TEAM HIKARU NO GO

[personal profile] princesssid 2017-05-31 02:05 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Hanai Azusa/Tajima Yuuichirou
Fandom: ookiku furikabutte
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: supernatural elements

Prompt: hanai comes across an echanted baseball cap that gives him that extra bit of skill to reach tajima
Edited 2017-06-03 05:00 (UTC)
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FILL: Team Kuroo Tetsurou/Sawamura Daichi, G

[personal profile] putsch 2017-06-03 03:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: introspection for eons
Word Count: 636

***

Hanai always considered himself a man of practicality, with both feet firmly planted in reality. Adults always tried to freak him out with stories of mythical creatures of weird happenings around their town, but he never let it get to him. After all, most of those stories were old wives tales, surely. No one just finds a fish made of gold in the river cutting behind the old high school, or gets cursed by a witch in the twisting alleyways on Chouji street. That's ridiculous. Everything has a logical explanation, in the end.

It's what he tells himself at least, as he stares down a simple dark green baseball cap as he sits on his bed.

He wore it today during practice, and for seven practices after that. And for some reason he felt different every time. It was impossible to put a better name to even though he wanted to, because it wasn't necessarily good and it certainly wasn't bad, it just was, like it just was that Hanai managed to hit three home runs off Mihashi, caught any ball that went his way, and didn't feel nearly as winded at the end of practice even though Tajima had kept him for an extra hour to run over practice drills.

He couldn't explain it, but it was there, and Tajima seemed to notice it too. Piercing brown eyes were baring into him since the first time he wore it and Hanai couldn't deny there had to be something. No matter how many times he told himself it must be practice paying off, his extra work outs and studying, he knew this sudden jump isn't from push-ups or image training.

The only thing different was the cap.

"It's your lucky cap!" Izumi had joked, elbowing him in the ribs. "Maybe it's gonna make you the best at baseball."

Everyone laughed, but Tajima was still staring at him, never looking away.



Hanai flipped the cap over in his hands again, taking in the generic fabric, the six rung clasp, the simple lip to keep away the sun. How apparently, somehow, it was making him better how it made Tajima stare at him in a way that made every hair on his body stand on end.

He heads downstairs, slips on his shoes, grabs one thing from the kitchen, and heads out on his bike to the Nishiura baseball diamond.



It's empty at night, a blissful silence as a hard contrast to the loud, constant chatter of the team when they're all there together with Momokan shouting orders at them. Hanai keeps biking a little bit past it, to where the rusted over metal trashcans are near the stands that are still waiting for an audience to hold.

One day, they'll be good enough for people to come, to see them, and maybe if Hanai keeps up exactly what he's doing, it'll happen sooner rather than later. People will come for how good he is, for how good they are after working themselves to the bone for it.

He takes a deep breath as he stares down the trashcan, which is empty, so Hanai keeps up his nerve as he pulls out the pack of matches he stole from the kitchen.

The match doesn't light the first try, or the second, and he wonders if he shouldn't be doing this because really, who would do this? But he grits his teeth and gets it the third time, and there's no going back. Hanai lights a second one to be safe, dropping them into the cap, waiting until it catches before he lets it fall into the trashcan. He watches it burn, the fabric smelling awful and the plastic dripping away.

He doesn't need any help to overcome anyone, not even Tajima.

He'll get there himself.
besania: Alpasucy! (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM AOYAGI HAJIME/KOGA KIMITAKA/TESHIMA JUNTA

[personal profile] besania 2017-05-31 02:15 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Koga Kimitaka / Teshima Junta / Aoyagi Hajime
Fandom: Yowamushi pedal
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Steven Universe!AU. Did you know a gem fusion is roughly the size of each of the fusioned gems one on top of the other?

You know... Koga's tall but not that tall.
Edited (koga with a very tall fusion-datemate *revs engines*) 2017-05-31 02:16 (UTC)
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PROMPT: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] multilinear 2017-05-31 02:20 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: ootori choutarou/shishido ryou
Fandom: prince of tennis
Major Tags: none.
Other Tags: none.

Prompt: shishido-san's power was always tied into his hair.


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FILL: Team Kuroo Tetsurou/Sawamura Daichi, G

[personal profile] putsch 2017-06-03 04:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: really minor supernatural themes
Word Count: 625

i can't believe im writing silver pair in the fucking year of 2017

***


they say that when you shave your hair off, anything bad in your hair goes away with it. chemicals, dyes, split ends, anything and everything falls away off your body to begin anew.

shishido wants to believe bad karma will disappear too.



choutarou was always too soft for his own good, shishido thinks, as he runs his hand through newly cut hair with wet tears in those big brown eyes.

"you didn't have to do that." he says, his voice soft to keep it from warbling the way it always does when he gets upset. "your hair was--"

"was." shishido steels his voice the same way he steels his shoulders, not wanting to waver like choutarou's gaze. "and what's done is done. there's no reason to cry about it."

"still." choutarou runs both hands through his hair now, and it feels nice, large warm hands through the prickle of it. shishido allows this, just like he allows choutarou to press their foreheads together. "i know what it meant to you."

shishido closes his eyes, takes a deep breath, and wishes choutarou would stop being right for once in his life.

"let me help you." choutarou asks.

"no." shishido answers.


everything is difficult at first.

he's more winded at the end of runs, he messes up more serves than he makes, and half of the ones he does make aren't as strong as they need to be to be worthy of a real spot on the court.

so he stays late, shows up early, works three times as hard as he ever had in his life to make up for the loss. everyone assumes it's to heal his pride, because after all, that's what everyone assumes as the meaning of his hair.

only choutarou watches on with the knowledge that it's not a matter of healing pride, but rebuilding his the mantle of power that's been shaved away.

"we could play doubles, if you want." choutarou says.

"not yet." shishido answers.



he thought it would take longer for his hair to start growing back, but in a few weeks there's more thick brown, enough to curl around his ears and stick up in all directions when he wakes up for his morning runs.

it itches a little. shishido pulls at the hair, twisting centimeter long strands between his fingers, and feels something that might be hope.

it's a feeling that disappears when he passes out during practice because he worked himself too hard.

"choutarou. cut my hair."

"what!?" he jumps, looks straight panicked at the razor shishido holds out toward him. "no, i, i can't, no, what, why would you even ask me that?"

"because i haven't earned it yet."

two hours later, he can no longer twist hairs between his fingers and the feeling of choutarou's tears down the back of his neck still lingers.



this time, when his hair grows back it's as strong as he needs it to be, it brings the life back to his blood and finally, finally, this is what he needed. he didn't want to just be clinging to his racket, didn't want to be just good enough to play. he had to be better than he ever was with a mane down past his shoulders. the work payed off, manifested in the power that's back in him.

"you look a lot better, shishido." choutarou says, "you seem like yourself."

he knows choutarou doesn't mean it because of his hair.

"if, if you want." choutarou starts, stops, twirling his racket in his hand before he restarts. "well, i suppose now you can get back on the singles court, but, i'd still like to play doubles with you."

"yes." shishido answers, his mouth breaking into a small smile.
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PROMPT: Team Aoyagi Hajime/Teshima Junta

[personal profile] hapaxlegomenon 2017-05-31 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Ashikiba &/ Teshima or Ashikiba &/ Kuroda
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Supernatural things

Prompt: Hogwarts AU wherein Ashikiba is a Seer who gets terrifying visions. His housemates try to help him cope.
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Re: PROMPT: Team Aoyagi Hajime/Teshima Junta

[personal profile] gurosan 2017-05-31 03:30 am (UTC)(link)
(cries into hands)
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PROMPT: Team Aoyagi Hajime/Teshima Junta

[personal profile] hapaxlegomenon 2017-05-31 02:26 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Arakita/Toudou
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Reality TV

Prompt: Arakita and Toudou team up to take on The Amazing Race.

(their particular brand of relationship drama makes for excellent TV.)
Edited 2017-05-31 02:27 (UTC)
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PROMPT: TEAM AOYAGI HAJIME/KOGA KIMITAKA/TESHIMA JUNTA

[personal profile] besania 2017-05-31 02:27 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Natsuo Ishido & Sanae Sawamura & Kirido Haruka & Yuzuko Mawatari & Ringi Cordeiro + Anyone else you'd like?
Fandom: Teppuu
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: I'm mostly curious to see how people sort my girls negl (Natsuo - Slytherin, Sanae - maybe Ravenclaw?, Haruka - Gryffindor, Yuzuko - Hufflepuff, Ringi... Exchange student?)

Prompt: Harry Potter AU. The most memorable Triwizard Tournament the school has seen in years, to no one's surprise. (Oh no, the surprises came later.)
Edited 2017-05-31 02:27 (UTC)
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PROMPT: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS

[personal profile] multilinear 2017-05-31 02:27 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: shiraishi kuranosuke/&kintarou touyama and anyone else u like tbh
Fandom: prince of tennis
Major Tags: none.
Other Tags: none.

Prompt: shiraishi leads a small, ragtag group of newly freed child soldiers into a new life. (aka the RAISE YOUR FLAG gundam: iron blooded orphans au. this is what happens when hosoyan voices people, okay.)

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PROMPT: TEAM KURAMOCHI YOUICHI/MIYUKI KAZUYA

[personal profile] kazuyas 2017-05-31 02:27 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: kageyama tobio /& tsukishima kei OR kageyama tobio /& hinata shouyou
Fandom: haikyuu!!
Major Tags: violence, character death if you wanna go that way
Other Tags: talk of and fighting demons

Prompt: kyoukai no kanata (beyond the boundary) au—you can borrow from the anime storyline as little or as much as you like. i'd kill for ukai and takeda in the background somehow, but obviously it's up to the filler.
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PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] chazyary 2017-05-31 02:29 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Yukihira Soma/Shinomiya Kojiro
Fandom: Shokugeki no Soma
Major Tags: Adult/Minor relationship (in canon)
Other Tags: Mythology, age gap

Prompt: Culinary superstar Shinomiya owes his success to a minor cooking deity
Edited 2017-05-31 02:56 (UTC)
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PROMPT: TEAM HIMURO TATSUYA/NIJIMURA SHUUZOU

[personal profile] wino 2017-05-31 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: hiruma/mamori
Fandom: eyeshield 21
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: lack of agency due to possession possibly?

Prompt: hiruma's a high-tier demon, and the only one who was able to successfully exorcise him is the exorcist mamori. but even mamori's not powerful enough to exorcise him completely, so it ends up with him following her around on jobs and, well, backseat exorcising.
Edited 2017-05-31 02:37 (UTC)
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Re: PROMPT: TEAM HIMURO TATSUYA/NIJIMURA SHUUZOU

[personal profile] phantomdoodler 2017-05-31 03:53 am (UTC)(link)
THE ORIGINAL OTP
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Prompt: Team Kanzaki Miki/Miyahara

[personal profile] doxian 2017-05-31 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Bokuto Koutarou/Yamaguchi Tadashi + side Kuroo Tetsurou/Tsukishima Kei
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major tags: none
Other tags: none

Prompt: Bokuto and Yamaguchi’s BFFs are getting hitched and as best men it’s their job to ensure the wedding & all the other surrounding events go smoothly! they didn’t exactly expect to find romance themselves along the way… (or: wedding planner AU!)
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Prompt: Team Kanzaki Miki/Miyahara

[personal profile] doxian 2017-05-31 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Akaashi Keiji/Tsukishima Kei
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major tags: none
Other tags: none

Prompt: art school AU where Akaashi is a fine arts photographer and, in return for a previous favour, Tsukishima offers to model for his latest project.
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PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] zephyr_djinni 2017-05-31 02:39 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Atobe Keigo/Oshitari Yuushi
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: Possible nsfw
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Atobe spots his glorious face on the cover of some trashy romance novel
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FILL: TEAM PRINCE OF TENNIS, T

[personal profile] glassnorouyadeunazuku 2017-05-31 04:38 am (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Atobe, Yuushi, power stuggle, harlequin novels,
Word Count: 470

There is this harlequin novel called "Flowers from the storm" by Laura Kinsale, you can imagine Atobe's face badly photoshoped on it, for imagery.

P.s.: loved the prompt! bring me all the atoyuushi! And sorry for any punctuation mistakes there may be present, it's 6.30 a.m. here so i will fix it tomorrow.

***

Yuushi knew this was going to happen one day, but he was expecting a phone call, maybe a really angry one, but not Atobe himself breaking his way into the flat he worked on a Monday morning.

“What the hell is this, Oshitari?” Atobe’s hair was not on his normal perfect position and his, way too formal for the occasion, suit was terribly disheveled. Yuushi suspected he had ran up the four rows of stairs that leaded to the flat, but he still took a second to admire the breathless Atobe before he answered with the most pleasant smile he could.

“What are you speaking about, Atobe?” He said adjusting his glasses slightly and standing from his chair to better greet his beloved uninvited guest.

“What? You have the audacity to pretend you don’t know about this? How do you explain this?” A book was thrown on Yuushi’s face, a book he already had full knowledge about but he just did not expect this small detail on the cover would make his old friend fly all the way from England to be mad at him.

The book fell on the ground and the half shirtless man with Atobe’s face on the cover stayed up, making Yuushi giggle when he got a sight of it.

“Do you think this is funny? Do you have any idea how the media lashed over it? Why would my face, the face of a highly successful entrepreneur, be on a dirty magazine’s cover?” Atobe took a step forward and was almost screaming into Yuushi’s face now.

“Well, Atobe, maybe the female population likes to fantasize about you, you never know. I heard that novel even sold well.” Yuushi tried to speak without letting his expression change, but how angry Atobe was and the cover staring at them from the floor made it impossible to contain one more giggle.

“You heard? No, you wrote this damn story! I know you did, it is typical of you to write this kind of plotless depraved thing!” Atobe leaned a bit forward and now there were not more than 3 centimeters between their faces.

“You cannot know if I wrote it or not.” The proximity was already making his snide remarks difficult of getting out from his mouth.

“The author’s name is basically your name translated to English. As always, you have zero creativity.” Atobe’s eyebrow rose slightly, like it always did when he was stating things he imagined were obvious.

“So, maybe, I like to fantasize about you.” It went out in almost a whisper.
“That is a better justification.”

When their lips clashed, Yuushi decided he would start writing another bad novel on the next morning, maybe a continuation to the first one, where the glasses wearing bland hero goes on more adventures with her stupid blond, always shirtless, prince.