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SASO Referees ([personal profile] referees) wrote in [community profile] sportsanime2017-07-23 07:03 pm
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Bonus Round 5: Clue

Clue


This round is CLOSED as of 7PM EDT on 5 August. Late comments are screened and will not receive points.


Sometimes, all you need are a few little details to imagine something bigger. This round is inspired by a classic board game with a cast of colorful characters, but for SASO your only limits on "who", "where", and "with what" are what you can imagine (and the SASO fandom list, of course)!

This round closes on 5 August @ 7PM EDT. (Countdown Timer.)


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 the format of a Clue mystery - "[character] in the [location] with [item]", along with any ship/ot3/etc. from one of our nominated fandoms.
    • Example: Sawamura Daichi in the teachers' lounge with the Hello Kitty! lunchbox
    • The person in your prompt MAY be a member of your ship, but is not REQUIRED to be part of your ship. They must still be a named character from a SASO-nominated fandom.
    • Your place must be a physical location, not a state of being or a state of being. However, this location is not required to be real, nor must it be from the same setting as the characters.
    • The "item" used must be a physical object that the character can hold or manipulate.
    • Unlike the board game, your prompt is NOT required to imply murder. The scenario implied can be anything at all! (As always, please tag properly!)
    • Your prompt MUST include some kind of relationship. Platonic relationships are indicated by an "&" between the names (e.g., Natsuo & Yuzuko). Non-platonic relationships use "/" (e.g., Natsuo/Yuzuko). Please don't say "Any pairing," either!
  • Fill prompts by replying to the prompt with your Clue-inspired fanwork.
  • Remember to follow the general bonus round rules, outlined here.
  • Here is a prompt/fill index for your convenience.


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.

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!
putsch: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM KUROO TETSUROU/SAWAMURA DAICHI

[personal profile] putsch 2017-07-24 01:38 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Eiji/Oishi
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: :^)

Prompt:
Oishi in his gundam getting into/out of his Neo-Japan spandex
Edited 2017-07-24 23:33 (UTC)
soveryaverageme: (Default)

PROMPT: Team Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi

[personal profile] soveryaverageme 2017-07-24 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Tsukishima Kei/Yamaguchi Tadashi
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt:
Tsukishima outside Yamaguchi’s house with a mixtape.
marks: phichit (selfie time! (yoi))

PROMPT: Team Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky

[personal profile] marks 2017-07-24 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Phichit Chulanont/Yuuri Katsuki
Fandom: Yuri!! on Ice
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Alcohol

Prompt:
Yuuri in Detroit with a whole lot of champagne.
mousapelli: (Angry Yamaguchi)

Re: PROMPT: Team Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky

[personal profile] mousapelli 2017-08-04 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
IT IS WEEK 903 AND I AM STILL TRYING TO FILL YOUR PROMPTS
hailing: (mr announcer guy)

Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] hailing 2017-07-24 01:40 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Isashiki Jun/Kominato Ryousuke
Fandom: Daiya no Ace
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt:
Ryousuke at the practice fields, late, with the wrong flavour Fanta.
soveryaverageme: (Default)

[personal profile] soveryaverageme 2017-07-24 01:41 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Bokuto Koutarou &/ Akaashi Keiji &/ Kozume Kenma &/ Kuroo Testsurou (Any combo is fine!)
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt:
Bokuto at the arcade with pockets full of change.
marks: phichit (selfie time! (yoi))

PROMPT: Team Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky

[personal profile] marks 2017-07-24 01:41 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Phichit Chulanont/Christophe Giacometti
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt:
Christophe at the Olympics with a broken phone.
soveryaverageme: (Default)

PROMPT: Team Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi

[personal profile] soveryaverageme 2017-07-24 01:43 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kasamatsu Yukio &/ Kise Ryouta
Fandom: Kuroko's Basketball
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt:
Kise outside of Kasamatsu’s dorm with cheap takeout.
Edited 2017-07-24 01:45 (UTC)
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (Default)

FILL: Team Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov, T

[personal profile] moetushie 2017-07-24 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kasamatsu Yukio/Kise Ryouta
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: slow your roll kise, the thirst is real, as is the freshmen fifteen, slightly gross kisses
Word Count: 842

Apropos to nothing but your icon makes me giggle, every time. Such is the power of googly eyes.

***

It was cold and Kasamatsu wasn’t answering his phone and Kise felt like the world’s stupidest, most lovesick fool, holding a rapidly cooling paper bag of takeout, when one of the doors of the dorm swung open and a big guy strode out. He caught sight of Kise pathetically shivering in his too-thin jacket and gestured at the door. “Locked out, kid?”

“Something like that,” Kise said gratefully, grabbing the handle of the door before he let go. “Do you know where Kasamatsu Yukio’s room is?”

“Never heard of him,” said the guy bluntly. “First years’ are on the fourth floor though. So you’re not a student?”

“I am a student,” Kise said brightly, walking fast towards the elevators. “Just not here. I promise not to get into trouble! Bye!”

*

Luckily, Kasamatsu’s name (written in his neat handwriting that Kise knew by heart) was written on his door. But there was no answer when Kise knocked on the door. Could senpai really be out partying on a Wednesday night? Had he completely changed personalities when he had come to college? Would Kise like this new, wild Kasamatsu as much as he had liked the old one?

He tried his number one last time and could hear it ringing on the other side of the door. Kasamatsu picked up with a groan. “What is it, Kise?”

“Senpai~! Why won’t you open the door? I brought you dinner!”

Kasamatsu swore quietly under his breath. But since he was still holding his phone to his mouth, Kise could hear him loud and clear. “You’re outside?”

“As we discussed earlier, yes!”

“I told you that we could have dinner sometime, Kise, I didn’t mean tonight. I could’ve been busy!”

“Too busy for your favorite kouhai? Kasamatsu-senpai is so cruel!”

Kasamatsu’s door swung open and he emerged from the gloom. “I never said you were my favorite.”

Kise almost fainted with shock. Kasamatsu-senpai looked … different than he had just a few months before, during graduation. He hadn’t shaved recently and the stumble made weird shadows on his face. There were bags under his eyes, like he hadn’t been sleeping at all. And his hair, he’d grown it out and it fell, thatch-like, over his eyes. Kise wanted desperately to get Kasamatsu to a competent stylist (now, finally, here was his chance) but he also wanted to grab a fistful of it and pull.

But more important than all of that was -- Kasamatsu was a lot bulkier than he had been at Kaijou. It seemed as if his fierceness, so long concentrated in his rather small body, had finally begun to disperse more equally around him. Well, he looked bigger, anyway.

But no taller, alas.

Kasamatsu coughed. Kise blinked. He must have been staring at him too hard. He used to do that sometimes, in Kaijou, even though he knew it tended to discomfit Kasamatsu a lot. Suddenly, he remembered the takeout. “Oh!” he said, holding up the now-greasy bag. “I brought your favorite!”

*

They ate standing up at Kasamatsu’s desk because he wouldn’t allow Kise to bring the sauce-dripping carton near his bed and they agreed that it wouldn’t be fair if one of them sat in the chair while the other one stood (secretly Kise thought he should sit -- he was Kasamatsu’s guest, wasn’t he?)

“This is good,” Kasamatsu said after a while, which did nothing to disperse the growing awkwardness.

“Hm,” Kise said. Then he finally decided to broach the topic he’d wanted to discuss for ages now. “How do you like this university? I’ve heard that they have a pretty good aeronautics programs. I’m thinking off…”

“You want to come here?” Kasamatsu’s mouth was open and Kise could see a tiny piece of chicken stuck between his teeth. It was a testament to the strength of his love, probably, that he still thought senpai was cute anyway, and that he’d kiss him even like that.

“I want to …” Kise hesitated, not because he was uncertain but because he was fairly sure Kasamatsu would take it wrongly if he seemed too eager. “I want to spend more time by senpai’s side. I miss you. Do you miss me at all?”

Incredibly, Katsumatsu blushed tomato-red. “What are you talking about,” he said gruffly. “It’s a big university… You wouldn’t see me even if …”

“So you don’t miss me?”

“Stupid Kise, of course I miss …” Kasamatsu wouldn’t look at him. “Kaijou. The team. Stuff like that. It’s different at university, people aren’t as close. I’m --”

“Senpai,” Kise said sadly, putting down his takeout container on top of a textbook. “You’re breaking my heart.”

“You’re going to stain it --” Kasamatsu said, carefully removing Kise’s container from the desk and throwing it away into the trash. Then he kissed Kise, his mouth still tasting like soy sauce and garlic and Kise laughed because it was the most delicious kiss he’d ever had.

“Does that answer your question?” Kasamatsu asked him after.

“Yes, it does,” Kise answered happily.
hailing: (mr announcer guy)

Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] hailing 2017-07-24 01:43 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kanemaru Shinji/Sawamura Eijun or Furuya Satoru/Sawamura Eijun or Kominato Haruichi/Sawamura Eijun or any combination of these charas/Eijun tbh
Fandom: Daiya no Ace
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: someone help him Raise This Baby

Prompt:
Eijun in the maternity section with a bag of flour.
Edited 2017-07-24 07:04 (UTC)
sexamura: (Default)

Re: Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] sexamura 2017-07-24 07:41 am (UTC)(link)
I'm crying I love this so much why must I be stuck in team jail

Re: Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] hailing - 2017-07-24 07:58 (UTC) - Expand

FILL: Team Grandstand, G

[personal profile] chromatic_coma - 2017-08-05 15:33 (UTC) - Expand
soveryaverageme: (Default)

PROMPT: Team Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi

[personal profile] soveryaverageme 2017-07-24 01:44 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Akashi Seijuurou &/ Furihata Kouki
Fandom: Kuroko's Basketball
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt:
Furihata on the shinkansen with a ticket to Kyoto.
hatchbacks: a lime (Default)

FILL: TEAM HIMURO TATSUYA/NIJIMURA SHUUZOU, T

[personal profile] hatchbacks 2017-07-26 09:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Akashi/Furihata
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke
Major Tags: TAGS OMITTED
Other Tags: TAGS OMITTED
Word Count: 418

***

It had been pure stubbornness, when Furihata had put his foot down and returned the ticket for the bullet train that Akashi had bought him. It wasn’t his birthday; it wasn’t any occasion for a gift; just because Akashi can afford it doesn’t mean it doesn’t make Furihata uncomfortable. And it had been a little bit shortsighted, to give up some precious in-person time when it had been quite literally gifted to him, but the message had gotten through. Akashi had backed off a little, and Furihata had kept saving.

Maybe it’ll be okay in the future for Akashi to buy him this; it’s not like he doesn’t buy his won tickets to Tokyo (but when he visits Furihata he’s also visiting his hometown, his friends, his father; the situations aren’t totally analogous). And they can’t ignore the difference in their monetary situations, but it’s not like Furihata’s poor. It’s not like it had taken him that long to save for a ticket, even with street ball entry fees and the regular amount of his part-time paycheck he ends up spending. But right now, this first time, he’d wanted it to be him. It’s hard for Furihata to express his feelings, to come out and say or do the things that Akashi does; he doesn’t just want to do the same things right back because that’s not enough. It’s not that Akashi’s too much; it’s not that Furihata even thinks that Akashi likes him more than he likes Akashi. It’s just hard to describe, hard to gauge these things from such a distance.

Just because it’s easier for Akashi to meet Furihata in the middle doesn’t mean he’s not going to drag himself all the way over every once in a while. And sure it’s a relationship; it’s the two of them, but everything comes from one side or the other or both. There’s no need, no request for Furihata to prove himself, but still, this is the way he knows how to say it; I like you and I want to spend time with you and I’m going to devote a good chunk of my resources toward that. It’s a plain statement, maybe, no grand romantic gesture, but neither of them needs or even wants that. Just an affirmation, a reaffirmation, even, that despite the distance, the jagged chunks of text communication, the train tickets few and far between, the landscape blurred out of Furihata’s window, they both want this. They both want each other.
marks: otabek (model au (yoi))

PROMPT: Team Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky

[personal profile] marks 2017-07-24 01:45 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: JJ Leroy/Otabek Altin
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: o canada

Prompt:
Otabek at Tim Hortons with a honey-dip doughnut.
prillalar: (Default)

Re: PROMPT: Team Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky

[personal profile] prillalar 2017-07-24 02:28 am (UTC)(link)
I hate you so much, that's why I'm crying right not
spicybun: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM KUROO TETSUROU/SAWAMURA DAICHI

[personal profile] spicybun 2017-07-24 01:46 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Azumane Asahi / Kiyoko Shimizu
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt:
Asahi in the gym with the empty hands.
soveryaverageme: (Default)

PROMPT: Team Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi

[personal profile] soveryaverageme 2017-07-24 01:46 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kageyama Tobio & Tsukishima Kei & Hinata Shouyou & Yamaguchi Tadashi
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt:
Kageyama in a restaurant with a paper birthday crown.
marks: kageyama burning (he's fine (hq))

Re: PROMPT: Team Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi

[personal profile] marks 2017-07-24 01:48 am (UTC)(link)
burger king of the court
marks: (kageyama (hq))

PROMPT: Team Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky

[personal profile] marks 2017-07-24 01:47 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Ukai Keishin/Takeda Ittetsu
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: Sexual content
Other Tags: None

Prompt:
Takeda in the backseat of Ukai's car with the slippery, open bottle of lube.
kazuyas: (smug tsukki)

Re: PROMPT: Team Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky

[personal profile] kazuyas 2017-07-24 03:07 am (UTC)(link)
stuffs this in my back pocket
foxrocksthesesocksss: (Default)

PROMPT: Team Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov

[personal profile] foxrocksthesesocksss 2017-07-24 01:47 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: takigawa chris yuu &/ tanba koichirou &/ zaizen naoyuki (pick any or all!)
Fandom: daiya no ace
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt:
chris* in the yarn store with the alpaca-silk blend

*interchangeable
wino: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM HIMURO TATSUYA/NIJIMURA SHUUZOU

[personal profile] wino 2017-07-24 01:48 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: murasakibara/himuro
Fandom: kuroko no basuke
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt:

murasakibara in the laundromat with the shirt too small for him.
Edited 2017-07-24 01:58 (UTC)
kiyala: (Himuro)

FILL: TEAM KAGEYAMA TOBIO/OIKAWA TOORU, G

[personal profile] kiyala 2017-07-30 11:32 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Himuro Tatsuya/Murasakibara Atsushi
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Angst: ex boyfriends edition
Word Count: 447

***

It's nice, living on his own.

He can wake up every morning in his own time, stretched across the bed comfortably without having to curl up to fit properly. He can make whatever he likes for breakfast, and if he's running late to university, there's no one there to nag him to hurry up. It's quiet, just the way that he likes it. Atsushi can sleep as much as he wants, snack as much as he wants, and there's not a single person around to tell him off for it, to push him to eat healthier snacks, or to stay awake when he doesn't want to.

It's easier to just stay at home instead of going out to see people. Spending time with other people just annoys him anyway, and Atsushi would rather spend that time sitting inside, sprawled on the couch and eating the newest flavour of potato chips while he watches cartoons. He gets his assignments done, he goes to class, he cooks himself breakfast, lunch and dinner, and sometimes they're balanced meals.

He likes to think he's doing okay.

It's just that he misses Tatsuya sometimes, when he wakes up in the mornings, reaching towards his side only to find the bed empty except for him. He misses Tatsuya when he's making breakfast and he picks the waffles that Tatsuya likes, or the scrambled eggs that Tatsuya always liked for the protein. He misses Tatsuya when he's running late to class, thinking about how this never happened before.

He misses Tatsuya's voice, his idle chatter and the way that it would fill their apartment. He misses the warmth in Tatsuya's eyes but he's missed that for a long time now, quiet and unsure of what he'd done as Tatsuya grew more closed off and distant, until he finally announced that he was leaving, and Atsushi has never made a habit of wasting his time on fights that he knows he's not going to win.

But he misses Tatsuya. It hits him when he least expects it, when he's at the convenience store, shopping for just one person; when he's at the laundromat, finding a shirt that Tatsuya left behind, mixed in with his own clothes; when he's walking through the university campus and he thinks he sees a familiar shape from the corner of his eye, always walking away by the time he turns to look.

It takes him a while, to pull himself together, to push away the feeling of longing for something that he can't have. It was much easier, back when he didn't care about anything this much. He wants that back. The problem is, he wants Tatsuya back even more.
jessibot: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] jessibot 2017-07-24 01:49 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: oikawa/ushijima
Fandom: haikyuu
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: fhqqq yall

Prompt:
ushi in oikawa's throne room with the terms of surrender scroll
Edited 2017-07-24 01:50 (UTC)
wino: (Default)

FILL: TEAM HIMURO TATSUYA/NIJIMURA SHUUZOU, T

[personal profile] wino 2017-08-05 07:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: ushijima/oikawa
Fandom: haikyuu
Major Tags: tags omitted
Other Tags: tags omitted
Word Count: 685

***

i.

Ushijima does not bow under Oikawa's command of his own accord. He leads the Kingsguard, certainly, and that entails whoever it is that sits upon the throne, tyrant or not; it does not entail usurpers, or kin slayers, both of which applies to their new king, even if Ushijima hasn't the evidence to prove it. If Oikawa is willing to trickle poison into his uncle's cup—someone of his own flesh, his own blood—it stands to reason that he would have little mercy to show anyone who accuses him of murder.

And so Ushijima falls in line with the rest of the troops, standing steadfast and stone-faced at Oikawa's coronation, because if Oikawa is ever to be taken down, it would not be by someone who is rotting in a dungeon or next in line for an execution.

He will bide his time. Ushijima is nothing, if but a patient man.

ii.

They say no horrors are worse than the ones you find yourself committing, and it's a saying that rings, high-pitched and piercing, in Ushijima's ears, as he finds himself doing terrible things in Oikawa's name.

It's for the good of the people, they're told, as he and his men set fires to homes suspected of housing traitors, because for someone so eager to partake in treason, Oikawa has no tolerance for it in his rule.

They're barely human anyway, Oikawa would say as he waves his hand to take prisoners of war out of his sight, the lot of them hauled away to be persuaded for information.

Oikawa purges the kingdom—of threats and revolts both—and Ushijima lets it happen.

iii.

Once his nation's been bent and shaped to his whims, Oikawa sets his sights beyond their borders. Again, Ushijima leads the charge, waging war on Oikawa's behalf, because, he tells himself, he has to play the part. He lays waste to Oikawa's their enemies, orphans children and widows wives.

"If they won't be mine," Oikawa once mused, in the privacy of his quarters as Ushijima stood guard, "then they will burn."

Ushijima doesn't point out that he is feeding the flames of his own pyre, uncertain of how to feel about Oikawa beating someone else to his own downfall.

iv.

The last opponents of Oikawa's reign raise their white flag after countless lost battles, their surrender written in harried calligraphy, reeking of desperation and ink. Ushijima reads it aloud as Oikawa sits, disinterested, on his throne. When Ushijima is done, Oikawa points to a nearby candle.

"You know what to do, Lord Commander."

Ushijima thinks of the mercy they could choose to enact instead, and still he walks towards the flame, no less destructive for its smallness as it turns the only remaining hope their enemies ever had into ash.

It's easier, these days, to do as he's told.

v.

When Oikawa's hand seizes to his throat after a sip of wine, Ushijima is there to catch him before he hits the ground. The crown is not so fortunate, clattering to the floor like the useless hunk of gold it is. It could not protect Oikawa, and, it seems, neither could Ushijima.

"It's Takeru," says Oikawa, as his mouth begins to froth. "That kid's always had a penchant for irony."

Ushijima own throat constricts as Oikawa, always so regal and otherworldly, turns humanly pale in his arms. This is what he'd wanted; this is the price of peace, not the tawdry imitation of it that Oikawa had tried to fabricate with his violence, and yet—

"Do me a favor, won't you?" says Oikawa, as if he's known all along. "Avenge me."

This is one command Ushijima does not have to listen to, much less follow. The demon king, as he'd been dubbed, deserves to die alone, forgotten apart from his atrocities. All of that is true. All of that is just.

But Ushijima finds himself reluctant to let go, finds himself saying, "yes, my king," as Oikawa's lips twist into a smile.

(Both of them know the saying far too well: victories are measured not in losing the battle, but winning the war.)
putsch: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM KUROO TETSUROU/SAWAMURA DAICHI

[personal profile] putsch 2017-07-24 01:49 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Chihaya/Arata/Taichi
Fandom: Chihayafuru
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: royalty au of some kind?

Prompt:
Arata & Taichi in the queen's throne room in their new knight armor
Edited 2017-07-24 23:34 (UTC)
chameleonskin: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] chameleonskin 2017-07-24 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Midousuji Akira &/ Ishigaki Koutarou, Midousuji Akira &/ Onoda Sakamichi, Midousuji Akira &/ Manami Sangaku, Midousuji Akira & Yuki-chan, Midousuji Akira & his mother, ( Midousuji Akira & Akashi Seijurō for extra angst )
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal, (Kuroko no Basuke)
Major Tags: Death
Other Tags: Angst

Prompt:
Midousuji in some Kyōtō graveyard with a bouquet of flowers.
fickle: (Default)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] fickle 2017-07-24 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
I WAS GOING TO PROMPT MIDO IN A GRAVEYARD ...but with a skull instead of flowers.
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PROMPT: Team Himuro Tatsuya/Nijimura Shuuzou

[personal profile] cherrysalmon 2017-07-24 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kageyama Tobio/Hinata Shouyou
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: disasters (not plane crash per se but depending on where you go with it)

Prompt:

Kageyama in the cockpit with a malfunctioning navigation system.
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Re: PROMPT: Team Himuro Tatsuya/Nijimura Shuuzou

[personal profile] fickle 2017-07-24 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
...Would Kageyama in a Gundam be okay?
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PROMPT: TEAM HIMURO TATSUYA/NIJIMURA SHUUZOU

[personal profile] wino 2017-07-24 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: midorima/takao or bokuto/kuroo
Fandom: kuroko no basuke or haikyuu
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt:

takao (or bokuto) in the hot air balloon with the engagement ring.
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PROMPT: TEAM KUROO TETSUROU/SAWAMURA DAICHI

[personal profile] spicybun 2017-07-24 01:51 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Mila Babicheva / Otabek Altin
Fandom: Yuri on Ice
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt:
Mila in the bar with a knife strapped to her thigh.
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PROMPT: Team Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi

[personal profile] soveryaverageme 2017-07-24 01:51 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Imaizumi Shunsuke & Naruko Shoukichi & Onoda Sakamichi
Fandom: Yowapeda
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt:
Imaizumi in front of Onoda’s house with the newest Love Hime boxset.
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Prompt: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] zephyr_djinni 2017-07-24 01:52 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Mizuki Hajime/Atobe Keigo
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt:
Mizuki in Atobe’s rose petal bath with a glass of the world’s finest non-alcoholic champagne
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Prompt: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] zephyr_djinni 2017-07-24 01:53 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Momoshiro Takeshi/Kaidoh Kaoru
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: He just wants to see the polar bears :(

Prompt:
Kaidoh at the zoo with a horribly upside-down map
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Re: Prompt: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] prillalar 2017-07-24 02:29 am (UTC)(link)
oh my heart
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PROMPT: Team Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi

[personal profile] soveryaverageme 2017-07-24 01:54 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Oikawa Torru & Sugawara Koushi & Kozume Kenma & Akaashi Keiji & Kageyama Tobio (Any combo is fine! Feel free to add more setters too!)
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt:
Oikawa in the car with an upside down map.
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FILL: TEAM KAGEYAMA TOBIO/OIKAWA TOORU, G

[personal profile] dynamite 2017-07-28 10:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: oikawa tooru &/ kageyama tobio
Fandom: haikyuu
Major tags: none
Other tags: future fic
Word count: 611

this was such a funny prompt and then I got sentimental... sorry.


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“Do you know where we’re going, Oikawa-san.”

“It’s not an adventure if I just tell you,” Oikawa huffs as he turns the map away from Kageyama. The yellow summer sun is like a warm weight upon their shoulders, and even with all the car windows rolled down and the wind whipping lightly through their hair, they’re both sweating in the late afternoon air; Oikawa’s damp bangs are pinned up with twin silver hairclips and his light blue tshirt sticks wetly to his collarbones, and he looks faintly ridiculous. “How about you trust your older and wiser senpai a little, Tobio-chan.”

Kageyama doesn’t take his eyes off the road. He’s a very careful driver. “I think your map is upside down,” he blurts out instead. “But I do, Oikawa-san. Trust you,” Kageyama adds, and now he does look over briefly, and his blue eyes are piercing in the golden light. “I trust you.”

They’re supposed to be taking the highway from Miyagi to Tokyo, following the white line that maps the curve along the coast to the dorm where their names are stacked together, waiting for them to settle in with the newly reformed National Team. It’s a little more than a year out to Los Angeles 2028, and while this was not their first trip together, two boys from the green hills of home to the sprawling city with its high-rise stadiums, and then back again during the summer lulls, it’s certainly the first trip where Oikawa had not just set his phone to guide them and fallen asleep to the k-pop power ballads he always insisted on listening to while Kageyama drives.

(“How can you listen to that awful music for hours while he just sleeps through it,” Yamaguchi had laughed at him once over coffee, during one of the reunions they always have for him when he visits home.

“Because he never sleeps that peacefully at any other time,” Kageyama had replied quietly.)

“Next exit, Tobio-chan! This one!” Oikawa points at the map and then at the quickly approaching exit sign. He’s leaning forward in his excitement and the sweat glows on his forehead. “I know exactly where we’re going. I always do.”

“Yes, Oikawa-san,” Kageyama just says, because despite everything that has happened between the two of them, Oikawa somehow always did.

The exit takes them onto a side road that quickly turns into a local road, unpaved and bumpy with gravel and packed dirt, and Kageyama meticulously drives through it all as Oikawa navigates him, focused and quick fingers directing like they’re on the court of their final losing match, and not just trying to avoid the sandy patches that have started to crunch under the wheels.

“See, an adventure, Tobio-chan,” Oikawa breathes happily as they stop at a sandy overlook that spills out over the sea. They go out to stretch their legs, and it’s like walking into a painting; the sun is already moving against the horizon, and the clouds are lofting brilliant in purple and red and that pale orange that feels like something warm squeezing inside of your lungs. “I thought you might have needed a little bit of one in your boring, dull, volleyball only life.”

“You have a boring, dull, volleyball only life, too, Oikawa-san,” Kageyama points out. The sand shifts under his sneakers and he feels all kinds of unsteady.

But Oikawa has already walked ahead and if he hears him, he makes no sign, and all Kageyama can do is watch as Oikawa runs a hand through his sweaty hair, and scuff one shoe in the grass that grows green and fragrant by the roadside; looking out, looking ahead.

Edited (edited for the official olympic cities announcement today lmao rip) 2017-08-01 02:18 (UTC)