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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

SASO 2017 is over, but this round is perpetually open to new fills (no new prompts).


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!
putsch: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM KUROO TETSUROU/SAWAMURA DAICHI

[personal profile] putsch 2017-05-29 10:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Asahi/Daichi/Suga
Fandom: Haikyuu
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Fire Emblem AU where Wyvern Lord Daichi commands the Shepards Crows with War Cleric Suga and Great Knight* Asahi

(*will also accept taguel asahi)
kazuyas: (Default)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM KUROO TETSUROU/SAWAMURA DAICHI

[personal profile] kazuyas 2017-05-29 10:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I'LL BE BACK
putsch: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM KUROO TETSUROU/SAWAMURA DAICHI

[personal profile] putsch 2017-05-29 10:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Tetsuma Jo/Kid
Fandom: Eyeshield 21
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: possible violence, romantic stuff idk

Prompt: AU where they're space cowboys!!
Edited 2017-05-29 22:22 (UTC)
amisgurumis: (Default)

FILL: Team Eyeshield 21, PG

[personal profile] amisgurumis 2017-06-10 12:37 am (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: I'm not sorry I started this with the lyrics for Wanted Dead or Alive
Word Count: 662

A/N: Thank u from the bottom of my heart for another amazing Kid/Tetsuma prompt this year
***

”I’m a cowbooooy, on a steel horse I riiiiide--”

“Coach, now is really not the time,” Kid spat out during the half second he wasn’t gritting his teeth. He fired off the blasters again and watched as another tiny explosion lit up the darkness of space for a brief moment. “Tetsuma, how are those shields coming?”

There was a grunt over the intercom followed by a hiss, and then the link clicked into silence again.

Kid sighed and shot off another blast. Another explosion followed.

And I’m wanted waaaaaanteeeeed---”

“Coach!” Blast. Hit. Explosion.

There was a rumble from the back of the ship followed by by the entire ship starting to shake.

“Shiiiiiiit,” Kid said under his breathe. He fired another shot.

The blue glow of the shields winked back to his life as another attack drone exploded.

Kid let go of the gun controller with a long sigh and leaned back in the seat. He pulled his hat over his eyes and took a minute to just breath and let the adrenaline from the surprise attack leave his system.

“Tetsuma?”

A grunt came over the comm line again.

“Good job with those shields, nobody this side of the milky way could get them up as fast as you did.” Kid pushed his hat back up again. “Meet in the galley?”

Another grunt.

Kid spun his seat around and stood, stretching his arms before he started to amble off towards the galley.

“Hey Riku, how’s the cargo holding up after that last hit?”

There was a crackle of static over the comm line. “Hey Kid, the cargo’s pretty restless now, but we didn’t have any stampedes and there wasn’t any damage or loss, luckily.” The static clicked off, then on again for the purpose of letting a long “moooooooo” echo over the line. Riku added, “The cows say thanks for keeping the destruction to a minimum.”

Kid snorted as the link clicked off again.

The last few minutes of his slow walk were interrupted only by the clinking of his shoes on the metal walkways of the ship.

He whistled a quick note as he walked into the galley. Tetsuma was the only one there, and he looked up as Kid made his way over. There was a subtle tension in Tetsuma’s shoulders, something that only someone who had know him as long as Kid had would be able to pick out from his usual ramrod stiff posture.

Kid slid onto the bench, moving along slowly until his shoulder bumped against Tetsuma’s. He leaned in, pushing his hat up with one hand so it wasn’t in the way when he bumped their foreheads together. Kid’s stubbled cheek brushed against Tetsuma’s as he pulled away, and when Kid settled back onto the bench some of the tension had drained out of his friend’s body.

Kid let his hat drop down over his eyes again.

“Shien, I--”

“Hey Jou, you don’t need to apologize.” Kid let his eyes fall shut. “Nobody was expecting that attack, and we sure as hell didn’t anticipate that they would target the shields specifically.”

“But…” Tetsuma blew a loud breath out through his nose, and Kid knew that he was just channeling out the tension he had been holding back as he struggled to fix the shields during the attack.

“Jou, nobody blames you. We all knew this job had been going too smoothly for something like this not to happen.” Kid let himself fall to the side, feeling the brim of his hat bend as he leaned himself against Tetsuma’s shoulder. “Just let it go. Relax here with me for a few minutes, then I’ll go make us some grub and we can go get started on repairs together.”

Tetsuma stay quiet, and Kid stayed quiet as well; then in the small galley of a busy transport ship, for a brief moment, they found a quiet peace together.

Re: FILL: Team Eyeshield 21, PG

[personal profile] putsch - 2017-06-10 01:47 (UTC) - Expand
putsch: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM KUROO TETSUROU/SAWAMURA DAICHI

[personal profile] putsch 2017-05-29 10:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Haru/Kazu
Fandom: Cheer Danshi
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: idiocy

Prompt: Kazu starts a make-out club instead of a cheer team as his lame way of confessing to Haru
aurum: (gintama :: elisabeth)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM KUROO TETSUROU/SAWAMURA DAICHI

[personal profile] aurum 2017-05-30 06:55 am (UTC)(link)
Omg? And then he has to try and recruit more people to give it legitimacy? And Haru is like, I don't actually want to make out with all these people... and Kazu means to say that he too only wants to make out with Haru!! But what comes out is sth sth about making the most of the college experience and then he cries a little. (I'm sorry, someone pls give this an actual fill)
marks: the valorization of male friendship (pot otp (top???))

PROMPT: TEAM Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky

[personal profile] marks 2017-05-29 10:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Inui Sadaharu/Kaidoh Kaoru
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: AU where everything's the same, only Kaidoh's the senpai and Inui's the kohai.
mousapelli: (Angry Yamaguchi)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky

[personal profile] mousapelli 2017-05-30 12:29 am (UTC)(link)
IT ASKED ME IF I WANTED TO BAN YOU AND THE ANSWER IS YES
babster: (seki)

Prompt: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] babster 2017-05-29 10:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Sekizan/&Zanba
Fandom: All Out!!
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Sekizan has an unrivaled sweet tooth. Zanba lives in a house made of candy and gingerbread
lemon: narrante; edit by lemon ♥ (Default)

Re: Prompt: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] lemon 2017-05-29 10:25 pm (UTC)(link)
this could go in so many diff directions i

Re: Prompt: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] babster - 2017-05-29 22:28 (UTC) - Expand
horchata: Kageyama is stressed out and looking to his future (kageyama)

PROMPT: Team Kageyama Tobio/Oikawa Tooru

[personal profile] horchata 2017-05-29 10:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Oikage or Iwaoi or Tsukkiyama
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Betrayal

Prompt: The Social Network AU

"You had one friend."
kazuyas: (kags)

Re: PROMPT: Team Kageyama Tobio/Oikawa Tooru

[personal profile] kazuyas 2017-05-29 10:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I SCREECHED A LITTLE HOW DARE YOU!!!!!
putsch: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM KUROO TETSUROU/SAWAMURA DAICHI

[personal profile] putsch 2017-05-29 10:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Manami/Midosuji
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: character death, violence, blood, really gross romance probably
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Manami and Midousuji are two supervillains who are infamous for being the worst of the worst, who never seem to cross paths until suddenly they do.
marks: thumbs up emoji (saso 2017 (yoi))

PROMPT: TEAM Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky

[personal profile] marks 2017-05-29 10:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Yuri Plisetsky/Otabek Altin
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Literally the definition of you come into my house, you disrespect my ship?

Prompt: AU where Otabek is Yuri's imaginary friend.
phantomdoodler: Makishima Yusuke in a retro 80s shojo manga style (Default)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky

[personal profile] phantomdoodler 2017-05-29 10:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so mad
phantomdoodler: Makishima Yusuke in a retro 80s shojo manga style (Default)

PROMPT: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] phantomdoodler 2017-05-29 10:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kamo Raita/Anyone/Everyone
Fandom: All Out
Major Tags: Sexual content
Other Tags: Sex work, BDSM

Prompt: By day, Raita is a lighthearted prankster working a menial part time job. By night he is a highly successful dom for hire who has as much fun riding his subs as he did riding his teammates at that training camp ;)
Edited 2017-05-29 22:39 (UTC)
tsunderekita: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM KANZAKI MIKI/MIYAHARA

[personal profile] tsunderekita 2017-05-29 10:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kinjou Shingo/Arakita Yasutomo
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Supernatural elements

Prompt: Kinjou isn't sure what possessed him to take a pissy, bedraggled wet cat home with him, but he's even less clear on why the cat is suddenly a human in the morning.
seerofrage: Sonia Nevermind and Akane Owari (Soniakane)

PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] seerofrage 2017-05-29 10:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Mikoshiba Momotarou/Nitori Aiichirou
Fandom: Free!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: possibly angst?

Prompt: Runaways AU! Momo and Nitori on the run, finding home with each other.
tsunderekita: (Shokikita)

PROMPT: TEAM KANZAKI MIKI/MIYAHARA

[personal profile] tsunderekita 2017-05-29 10:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Tendou Satori/Midousuji Akira
Fandom: Haikyuu/Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: Body horror, sexual (??) content
Other Tags: Supernatural elements, alien mating cycles/rituals, tongues

Prompt: It was already unlikely that Midousuji would find another member of his species out here on this backwater harvesting world -- it seemed more improbable still that they would both be in the same phase of their mating cycle.
Edited 2017-05-29 22:49 (UTC)
candyharlot: (Default)

FILL: TEAM USHIJIMA WAKATOSHI/OIKAWA TOORU, E

[personal profile] candyharlot 2017-05-30 10:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: Body horror, sexual content, dub-con
Additional Tags: Supernatural elements, alien mating cycles/rituals, tongues, impregnation (???), brief mentions of cannibalism, bodily fluids
Word Count: 1357

thanks a lot, kris. agender/gender-less tendou satori because apparently this alien species doesn't assign gender to the dominant mate.

this is pretty nasty, fair warning y'all.

***
fill >> http://saso-afterhours.dreamwidth.org/1774.html#cutid1
Edited 2017-05-30 22:17 (UTC)
babster: (Default)

Prompt: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] babster 2017-05-29 10:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Sawamura Sanae/Ganeko Mai
Fandom: Teppuu
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Sanae is a warrior queen, and Mai is her right hand
besania: . (Default)

FILL: TEAM AOYAGI HAJIME/KOGA KIMITAKA/TESHIMA JUNTA - RATING G

[personal profile] besania 2017-05-30 08:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: None.
Other Tags: None.
Word Count: 250

That prompt was so aesthetic...

(Also im aware that the bit of latin probably clashed a little but the moment i read "warrior queen sanae", that phrase immediately came to my mind. maybe the sword was a gift? maybe it's one of those conveniently westernized universes)

***

She doesn’t remember how it started, but she remembers how it ends.

She said, “one wins through either power or honor, and only one brings true victory”, as she effortlessly disarmed her; she spoke with conviction, wielded with control. Her demeanor demanded as much respect as her sword. She could afford the luxury of relying only on words.

Here’s what she knew about honor:

One: She was too choleric to wear it properly.

(She looked for it anyway)

“If you stand up, I will teach you to shine without burning.”

Two: It’s too easy to boast about virtue with clean hands from a throne.

(Not everyone fights for the rights bestowed upon them from birth,

but she did)

“… I will follow you.”

Sanae didn’t extend her sword, didn’t make her kneel before her, didn’t claim ownership on her loyalty. She simply called her to her side. Her offer cast a shadow, and it outlined a path.

(She’d follow it to the end of the world, she decides.)

There’s no salvation and there’s no redemption for those who wage war, but she follows the oath on her sword nonetheless — Inter lutum duro mundus, “I carry myself cleanly through the mire.

“We fight to protect”, Sanae reminds her as she steps forward to confront the eyesore of predatory smile before them. “Mai”

She knows. Their queen conquers for everyone but herself.

“Let me carry your will”, she says, already reading blade.

Here's what Mai knows: There’s no god in the battlefield, but there’s goddesses.
Edited 2017-05-30 20:15 (UTC)
lemon: (ayeka ►)

PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] lemon 2017-05-29 10:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Momoi Satsuki/Aida Riko
Fandom: Kuroko no Basket
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Momoi is a makeup artist and deems Riko in desperate need of a makeover.
cherrysalmon: (Default)

FILL: Team Himuro Tatsuya/Nijimura Shuuzou, G

[personal profile] cherrysalmon 2017-06-03 01:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None
Word Count: None

i don't know how to put on makeup lmao

***

momoi giving riko a makeover
babster: (Default)

Prompt: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] babster 2017-05-29 10:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Ringi & Mawatari (&/Natsuo?)
Fandom: Teppuu
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Ringi keeps making friends with the monsters she's supposed to be hunting
saccharinescorpion: powerfulisntit (powerfulisntit)

FILL: TEAM GRANDSTAND, T (Part 1 of 2)

[personal profile] saccharinescorpion 2017-06-01 12:15 am (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: violence, blood, fighting, animal death/gore
Other Tags: none
Word Count: 3073 words

(note: it's been AGES since i've practiced, i also don't know if the Cordeiro school would even teach the throw i describe. sorry for potential inaccuracy!)

***

The monster never steps foot in the light of The Mario Cordeiro Academy. It lurks by the dumpsters, as close it can get without actually technically approaching. Sometimes Ringi catches it running away at night, its dark shape a disruption against the colorful light of Barra Da Tijuca’s clubs and bars. Occasionally she sees two massive eyes catching the light in the distance, like a cat’s.

It takes her weeks to catch it.

“Woah!”

It’s so easy, it’s almost a disappointment. She sneaks around the dumpster one night and twists its arm against its back. The monster’s body hits the dirt as easily as any kid her age. It… looks like any kid her age. Short hair chopped blunt. Skinny, bony limbs flailing in a slightly over-sized shirt and shorts. Colorful stickers on scabby knees.

Ringi frowns.

She releases her hold. “Get up.” She says, not quite relaxing as she stands. “And don’t try anything funny.” She lets her fingertips brush the holster at her hip, her father’s hunting knife somewhat too big for her small hand, but comforting.

The monster- the kid? - it turns around, and slowly gets up. Big dark eyebrows and bigger, darker eyes lift to match her face. It’s almost exactly her height.

A smile splits its face.

“Wow, that was so good!” It suddenly leans in, enough to make Ringi stumble one step backwards. “Was that judo?!”

Ringi quickly regains her composure, scoffing. “You’re not from around here, are you?”

“Well, no! I used to live in Japan.”

“Japanese, huh?” Ringi leans back in, giving the monster-girl a toothy grin. “So the old men were right. What are you, a tanuki? Kitsune?”

It cocks its head, doglike. “Huh? I’m Yuzuko. Mawatari Yuzuko.” It suddenly brightens up. “Oh, sorry!” A grubby little hand suddenly appears in Ringi’s face. She can see the muck and dirt under its stubby fingernails. “My name’s Mawatari Yuzuko! Muito prazer!

Ringi pointedly ignores the offered handshake. “You know people are looking for you, right? My dad’s been trying to find you for like a week.”

“Eh? Why come?”

“They said there were rumored sightings of a Japanese monster in the area. And you’ve been lurking around our dumpsters every night like some creepy little rodent.”

“Oh, you saw me?” The monster rubs the back of its head, laughing. Ringi didn’t even know monsters could laugh. She already hates it. “Jeez, I was kind of trying to stay out of view and everything…”

Ringi’s lip curls. She looks the monster up and down. Batos had holes on the top of their heads, or at the very least, hats to cover them. Kitsune apparently had inhumanely beautiful faces. This monster, kid, girl, it just looks like a regular human. No hat, no hole, no sleek, elegant cheekbones. Just a cartoon printed shirt and those weird bug-eyes.

The hand by Ringi’s knife relaxes, just a bit. “Why have you been hanging around the school?”

“Oh, well…” The monster digs the toe of her sneaker into the dirt. “I was kinda hoping… I could maybe join?”

Ringi rolls her eyes. “It’s not a place to play around. Everyone who trains there is serious.”

“I’m serious too! And when I saw you in there, I was kind of hoping maybe I could join too? You seemed to be my age.”

“Your age- wait,” Ringi’s body feels tense all of a sudden. “Have you been spying on me?”


“Oh, no no, I just saw you go in most days! And you seemed to be the only kid… oh,” the monster frowns for just a moment. “Or is it that you just go cuz your dad goes?”

A slap in the face, a punch in the gut, even a mouth of fangs around her throat- anything would have been better than the hot sting in Ringi’s cheeks or the drop of her stomach at those words.

“I didn’t think about that…” The monster blathers on, oblivious, not noticing Ringi’s fist clenching. “I mean, I would have just gone in and asked myself, but I can’t go in a place where I haven’t been invited yet.”

The back of Ringi’s neck goes ice-cold.

“Oh! Since we’re friends now, maybe you could invite mOUFF-

The monster’s breath is pushed out of it as Ringi’s fist digs into its stomach. Ringi quickly braces her ankle behind the monster’s foot, taking it by the shoulders and bringing it to the ground, hard. She straddles its hips, pleased to see that it dropped its doofy, infuriating smile.

“Joke’s on you,” she spits. “My dad’s school doesn’t just teach judo, or luta livre.” She finally pulls the knife, noting the pleasing sound the blade makes. “He hunts monsters, and I don’t go-” Ringi digs the tip right into the monsters cheek, sneering. “-just cuz my dad does.

It’s win-win, she thinks. If it really is a monster, then she’ll kill it. She’ll prove to her dad that she isn’t just messing around, shut up all those idiots at the school who think she’s some sort of joke. And if she really is just some weird snot-nosed brat, she’ll just cry and beg Ringi to stop. Maybe the cut on her face will teach her some damn manners.

Ringi brings the knife to the edge of the monster-girl’s cheek, carving a neat little line through the flesh, and her eyes go up to meet its gaze

and Ringi stops.

It feels like the ground under her knees has disappeared.

She jerks back, brings her knife back, and somehow she falls. Her skin is clammy in the cool evening air, and she’s so focused on trying to bring her breathing back to normal she doesn’t hear the words that come out of the monster’s throat. She doesn’t look up until it’s too late. Until a shadow falls over her. Until that awful hand is back in her face.

Ringi’s throat goes tight. “St-”

Those awful, awful eyes. “Hey, are you alr-”

A knife, an advantage, an oblivious opponent. And the only thing Ringi can bring herself to do is punch it in the face.

Stay away from me!!!” She screams over her shoulder, running back towards the wonderful, wonderful light of the school. She reaches the back door, and turns back one more time. “A-and stay away from my dad too!!!

In the hall, behind the shut door, Ringi catches her breath. She wipes down her dad’s knife, carefully puts it back where she found it, and waits the few minutes it takes to catch her dad between his most diligent students.

“I saw it again when I was taking out the trash.”

Ringi watches her dad and several other men examine the area around the dumpsters from the safe halo of light from the school. There’s nothing out there.




Ringi grits her teeth, watching the last couple of men leave. “I saw it, Dad, I swear I-”

He drops a thick hand on her head. “I know.”

“Dad, I’m serious!!!”

He gives her a stern look from the edge of his eye. “So am I.”

She stops.

“We found tracks out there in the dirt. And blood.” Against the faint light his profile looks like a sculpture. “Black blood.”

Ringi’s heart lifts as her stomach goes cold. “So it IS a monster.” She had been so out of it when washing the knife she hadn’t even noticed the color.

A rough laugh. “Well, it certainly isn’t human.” His eyes don’t match his chuckle, and his hand feels a bit more solid on her head. “Ringi, you need to be more careful. The footprints we found looked like a child’s, but putting on another creature’s skin is as easy for some monsters as it is for you to put on your gloves. Don’t trust this thing, no matter how friendly it might seem.”

Ringi remembers the monster’s bright, curious eyes as she sliced its cheek, and thinks there’s no chance of mistaking this thing for a human.




“Hey again!”

“Hey-” Ringi sputters on air as she jerks back, her bag of trash spilling its paper guts all over the ground as she drops it.

It’s only sunset- she thought it was safe! But there it is- still beaming, still girl-shaped, completely the same as she was a few nights ago, apart from the plain white bandage on her cheek.

“So it’s Ringi, right? That’s what your dad called you.”

“Stop spying on us- I’m gonna kill you!” But Ringi’s hand gropes for empty air at her hip. All she has between her and the monster is her own fists. She puts them up shakily, bending her legs in a fighting stance.

“Woah, hey,” the monster puts its own hands up, open and placating. “I’m really sorry if I offended you the other night! I just wanted to ask if I could learn to fight at your sch-”

“I’m not inviting you into our school!”

The monster looks crestfallen for a moment, before suddenly perking up again. “Well, we can practice out here, right? You can teach me some of the stuff you did on me, or that knife stuff!”

I didn’t do ‘knife stuff,’ I just shoved a knife in your face. Stop being so easily impressed. Something deep in Ringi wants to comeback with that, but instead she plasters a fake smile on her face. “Fine,” she chirps. “Wait out here, and I’ll bring my dad’s hunting knife, and I’ll show you more knife stuff.

“Would you??” If the monster hears the threat, it doesn’t show it. “That’d be so cool! It was kinda scary, and it hurt last time, but…”

Her eyes sparkle, and Ringi’s plastic smile crumbles in an instant.

“It was really exciting!!!”

Ringi socks the monster so hard she hears its head hit the dumpster with a metallic thud. This time she doesn’t look back once as she bolts.

Of course. She didn’t just find a monster. She found the monster who was a goddamn freak.




Dead birds keep appearing on the school’s doorstep. No, “dead” doesn’t cover it. They’ve been opened, like presents, insides leaving gruesome stains that don’t leave no matter how hard Ringi’s dad hoses them.

“It’s insulting us,” Ringi spits, the fifth time they find a decapitated pigeon festering in the doorway.

“Hmmph,” says Ringi’s dad.

“It is!” If Ringi feels angry, she doesn’t have room to feel scared. “It’s like it’s saying, ‘haha I’m gonna do this to you too’!”

“Ringi… remind me, we’ve never had a cat right?”

“Huh? Of course not. What’s that have to do with anything?”

“Right. You wouldn’t know, then.”

“Know what??”

He’s silent for a long moment, looking at the bird’s corpse with an expression that is too complicated for Ringi to place. But somehow…

...it’s almost fond?

“...Dad?”

He shakes his head softly. “It’s nothing. Go grab the hose.”

babster: (girlfriends)

Prompt: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] babster 2017-05-29 10:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Bokuto/Oikawa
Fandom: Haikyuu
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Oikawa goes to the gym to take some good pictures of himself working out, ends up watching beefy stranger Bokuto instead
mousapelli: (SASO Bokuto Akaashi)

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[personal profile] mousapelli 2017-05-30 02:43 am (UTC)(link)
SCREAMS this is such a GOOD PAIRING

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tsunderekita: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM KANZAKI MIKI/MIYAHARA

[personal profile] tsunderekita 2017-05-29 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kinjou Shingo/Arakita Yasutomo
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: BDSM/power dynamics, petplay
Other Tags: Fluffy domestic kink plz

Prompt: Arakita overestimated how well he could handle being off Fukutomi's leash once at university. Thankfully Kinjou's there to provide some much-needed structure.
yusukesjeans: (Arakita)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM KANZAKI MIKI/MIYAHARA

[personal profile] yusukesjeans 2017-05-30 02:00 am (UTC)(link)
/KRIS/
horchata: Kageyama is stressed out and looking to his future (kageyama)

PROMPT: Team Kageyama Tobio/Oikawa Tooru

[personal profile] horchata 2017-05-29 10:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kageyama &/ Oikawa, or Kageyama &/ basically anyone from Seijou, or Kageyama & Hinata
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Oikawa;s canon-typical horrible personality

Prompt: AU where Kageyama and Hinata can't reconcile in time, so Daichi gets his way and Kageyama doesn't get to play setter his entire first year. How does the Seijou match go in this universe?
Edited 2017-05-30 02:42 (UTC)
jojotheglorious: (Default)

Prompt: Team Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru

[personal profile] jojotheglorious 2017-05-29 11:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Oikawa Tooru &/ Ushijima Wakatoshi
Fandom: Haikyuu!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags:

Prompt: FHQ AU or general fantasy AU
I want to see an interpretation of the Demon King and his greatest rival!
tsunderekita: (yELLING)

PROMPT: TEAM KANZAKI MIKI/MIYAHARA

[personal profile] tsunderekita 2017-05-29 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kinjou Shingo/Arakita Yasutomo
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: Sexual content, likely verbal abuse
Other Tags: Sex work, fetish

Prompt: Arakita works for an escort service that specializes in -dere types, but he's not very popular, even among big tsundere fetishists. So when Kinjou requests him for an evening, Arakita knows in the back of his mind he ought to get his act together and do a good job of this -- problem is, the tsundere thing isn't really an act...
phantomdoodler: Makishima Yusuke in a retro 80s shojo manga style (Default)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM KANZAKI MIKI/MIYAHARA

[personal profile] phantomdoodler 2017-05-30 12:01 am (UTC)(link)
Ohhhhhhhhh ;w;
nobetterpicture: (judging karupin)

Prompt: Team Prince of Tennis

[personal profile] nobetterpicture 2017-05-29 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kaidoh Kaoru/Momoshiro Takeshi
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: None
Other Tags:

Prompt: Kaidoh is the crown prince of a kingdom that thinks he is scary, so he sneaks out one day and bumps into street rat Momoshiro who isn't afraid to throw a few punches or, maybe, even be his friend.

(Look, I'm not saying Aladdin AU, but...yeah, I'm saying Aladdin AU)
pugglemuggle: Daisuga (Default)

PROMPT: Team Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi

[personal profile] pugglemuggle 2017-05-29 11:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Daichi/Suga, Asahi/Noya? Hinata/Kageyama? Any combo of karasuno ships is fine to match the AU
Fandom: Haikyuu
Major Tags: Some violence and death, probably
Other Tags: SPACE WESTERN HELL YEAH

Prompt: Firefly AU. p l e a s e. I see Daichi and Suga as Mal and Inara respectively, but if you'd rather do something else, i don't really mind who you put where. I just wanna see my Karasuno kids be space smugglers. *u* Platonic is also fine!
marks: tsukishima (he can't help it if he's popular (hq))

PROMPT: TEAM Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky

[personal profile] marks 2017-05-29 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Tsukishima/Yamaguchi and/or Kageyama/Hinata and/or Tsukishima/Kuroo and/or Oikawa/Kageyama and/or Oikawa/Ushijima and/or Bokuto/Kuroo and/or Bokuto/Akaashi and/or Tanaka/Noya and/or Sawamura/Sugawara (and/or pretty much any M/M Haikyuu!! ship really but I'm trying to play by the rules)
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Frat boy pledging season AU, based on the aesthetics in this fanart.
pugglemuggle: Daisuga (Default)

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[personal profile] pugglemuggle 2017-05-29 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
FRICK, you have no idea how much this fits my aesthetic....... oh my gosh i'm so pumped
lemon: (koenma ►)

PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] lemon 2017-05-29 11:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Nishinoya Yuu/Tanaka Ryuunosuke
Fandom: Haikyuu
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: supernatural elements

Prompt: during a bad storm, fisherman nishinoya encounters a selkie who helps him safely back to shore. when he runs into it again - this time as a human man - his curiosity gets the best of him and he researches the legend. he discovers that he can force the marvelous being to marry and stay with him forever if he accomplishes the simple task of stealing its pelt while it masquerades amongst the humans. but that's totally not something in nishinoya's honor code! what to do!
Edited 2017-05-29 23:12 (UTC)
babster: (natsuo)

Re: PROMPT: TEAM GRANDSTAND

[personal profile] babster 2017-05-30 12:35 am (UTC)(link)
oh no i love selkie aus
transmiyuki: (Default)

PROMPT: TEAM DAIYA NO ACE

[personal profile] transmiyuki 2017-05-29 11:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Miyuki Kazuya/Kuramochi Youichi
Fandom: Daiya no Ace
Major Tags: None.
Other Tags: marriage

Prompt: Say Yes to the Dress AU. Miyuki goes to Kleinfeld.

put miyuki in a wedding dress :')
tsunderekita: (Default)

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You're so good to me.

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