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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


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!)

  • 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.

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.

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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.

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krankran: (Default)

Prompt: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke / Kinjou Shingo

[personal profile] krankran 2017-05-30 05:46 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Ihara Tomoya & Tadokoro Jin & Shinkai Hayato
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Food

Prompt: To prevent his father’s bakery from closing, Tadokoro enrols into an elite culinary school and meets some interesting characters. [Shokugeki no Sōma/Food Wars AU]
krankran: (Default)

Prompt: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke / Kinjou Shingo

[personal profile] krankran 2017-05-30 05:46 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Teshima Junta & Aoyagi Hajime & Koga Kimitaka (/ Is fine too!)
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Depending on the filler, Depression & Anxeity

Prompt: Chess is all he has, so he’d be damned if he wasn’t going to kill himself to be good at it [March comes in like a Lion AU]
krankran: (Default)

Prompt: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke / Kinjou Shingo

[personal profile] krankran 2017-05-30 05:49 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Onoda Sakamichi/Naruko Shoukichi/Imaizumi Shinsuke (& is ok too!)
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Childrens card games

Prompt: Onoda just has to believe in the heart of the cards to win and everyone’s getting pretty tired of all this nonsense. [Yugioh AU)
alectorine: (Default)

Re: Prompt: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke / Kinjou Shingo

[personal profile] alectorine 2017-05-30 06:02 am (UTC)(link)
i REALLY wish i knew anything about yowapeda, fingers crossed someone else will fill this!!


[personal profile] fickle - 2017-05-31 13:18 (UTC) - Expand
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[personal profile] caeslin 2017-05-30 05:50 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kaburagi &/ Aoyagi
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: allusions to the latest Yowapeda episode, religion?

Prompt: When Kaburagi buys a can of his favorite orange soda and opens it, he is shocked when it releases Aoyagi, the God of Orange Beena, who must now grant Kaburagi three wishes.
Edited (It's not quite "manga spoilers" but just in case, other tags edited) 2017-05-30 05:58 (UTC)
doxian: (teshima)


[personal profile] doxian 2017-05-30 02:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Aoyagi would be the best genie
yrindor: Head shot of Fuji Shuusuke with his eyes open (Fuji)

PROMPT: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo

[personal profile] yrindor 2017-05-30 05:54 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kikumaru Eiji/Oishi Shuuichirou
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Idol AU. For marketing purposes, Eiji and Oishi have always played up the relationship between them. After all, fanservice sells. But at some point, the lines between fiction and reality start to blur.
Edited 2017-05-30 05:55 (UTC)
headfangs: (golden pair container kiss)

Re: PROMPT: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke/Kinjou Shingo

[personal profile] headfangs 2017-05-30 12:28 pm (UTC)(link)
this is so good...

FILL: Team Hikaru no Go, T

[personal profile] adevyish - 2017-06-05 07:25 (UTC) - Expand

Re: FILL: Team Hikaru no Go, T

[personal profile] yrindor - 2017-06-10 16:19 (UTC) - Expand

Re: FILL: Team Hikaru no Go, T

[personal profile] adevyish - 2017-06-12 03:45 (UTC) - Expand
krankran: (Default)

Prompt: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke / Kinjou Shingo

[personal profile] krankran 2017-05-30 05:55 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Ishigaki Koutarou & Fukutomi Juichi & Kinjou Shingo (& Any other pedal captains tbh)
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: The results of the interhigh may have been different if the teams were lead by different captains. [Captain Swap AU]
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PROMPT: Team Himuro Tatsuya/Nijimura Shuuzou

[personal profile] cherrysalmon 2017-05-30 05:57 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Akashi Seijuurou/Mayuzumi Chihiro
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: desecration of resting places?

Prompt: Tomb explorers/robbers AU where Akashi gets saved by Mayuzumi during a mission gone wrong. Totally not a request for a Daomu AU.
Edited 2017-05-30 06:13 (UTC)
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Prompt: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke / Kinjou Shingo

[personal profile] krankran 2017-05-30 05:59 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Rei Ryugazaki & Toudou Jinpachi (& Manami Sangaku if the filler wants!)
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal, Free!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Instead of being lured away from the track team in highschool, Rei was lured away in middle school by a scout (or was that a student?) all the way from Hakone.
doxian: (flirtymaki)

Re: Prompt: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke / Kinjou Shingo

[personal profile] doxian 2017-05-30 02:39 pm (UTC)(link)
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Prompt: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke / Kinjou Shingo

[personal profile] krankran 2017-05-30 06:00 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kuroda Yukinari & Generation of Miracles
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal, Kuroko no Basuke
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Kuroda no Basuke
garciraki: (Default)

Re: Prompt: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke / Kinjou Shingo

[personal profile] garciraki 2017-05-30 07:01 pm (UTC)(link)
krankran: (Default)

Prompt: Team Imaizumi Shunsuke / Kinjou Shingo

[personal profile] krankran 2017-05-30 06:11 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Honoka Kousaka /Tadokoro Jin
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal, Love Live!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Food (?)

Prompt: Honestly, what did it matter if the guys across the road had a bread shop too? [Tamako Market AU]
minglinga: (Default)

Prompt: Team Arakita Yasutomo / Shinkai Hayato

[personal profile] minglinga 2017-05-30 06:16 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Toudou Jinpachi/Makishima Yuusuke
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Kimi no Na Wa / Your Name AU =v=
aicqt: (Default)

Prompt: team miyuki kazuya/oikawa tooru

[personal profile] aicqt 2017-05-30 06:25 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: sugawara/oikawa or miyuki or tsukishima or pretty much whoever you like
Fandom: haikyuu, daiya
Major Tags: Body horror, sexual content
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Trials in Tainted Space au (very very nsfw in case you want to look it up). Once human, now whatever he feels like at the time and has the money for, suga has a close encounter with the heir of Steele industrial industries.
aicqt: (Default)

Prompt: team miyuki kazuya/oikawa tooru

[personal profile] aicqt 2017-05-30 06:32 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Oikawa/Iwaizumi, Oikawa/Kageyama
Fandom: haikyuu
Major Tags: Body horror, sexual content
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Corruption of Champions AU. (Very very nsfw if you end up looking it up) Oikawa gets new parts and wants to try them out. Probably. It's hard to say. But fucking is the best way to get used to his body changing, right??
tsunderekita: (akaashi)

FILL: Team Kanzaki Miki/Miyahara, M

[personal profile] tsunderekita 2017-06-10 06:31 am (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: Sexual content, body horror, light verbal abuse because Iwaizumi
Other Tags: Transformation, aphrodisiacs, age difference, missing/changed body parts, non-human body parts, supernatural elements, light slapstick because Iwaizumi, TOO MANY WORDS
Word Count: 5,658

Yes I placed it in the same continuity as my other CoC AU fills. This one is probably set before the others though?


"Go out and do some more research or something. Talk to a few locals, measure a few dicks."
aicqt: (Default)

Prompt: team miyuki kazuya/oikawa tooru

[personal profile] aicqt 2017-05-30 06:40 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kiyoko/&Yui or Iwaizumi or Momoi or whoever else you think would work.
Fandom: Haikyuu, KnB
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Death parade au. Kiyoko is Decim, the bar tender for a bar where a game of judgement occurs. The other person is either her assistant or one of the player's of the game.
gionkenji: gion as a child (Default)

Re: Prompt: team miyuki kazuya/oikawa tooru

[personal profile] gionkenji 2017-05-31 09:16 am (UTC)(link)
pugglemuggle: Daisuga (Default)

PROMPT: Team Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi

[personal profile] pugglemuggle 2017-05-30 07:10 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Ushijima &/ Hinata, Tendou, and/or Oikawa
Fandom: Haikyuu
Major Tags:
Other Tags: Is this crack? Is this serious? Idk, you decide.

Prompt: Ushijima runs away to go to farming school. He makes some unexpected friendships along the way. Or, the Silver Spoon AU.
wino: (Default)

Re: PROMPT: Team Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi

[personal profile] wino 2017-05-30 08:12 am (UTC)(link)
do you want all four to make an appearance in the fic, or is a focus on a ship ok? :o
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[personal profile] caeslin 2017-05-30 07:31 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Tezuka Kunimitsu/Echizen Ryoma
Fandom: The Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: age swap / role swap

Prompt: After years of childhood training and a string of uninterrupted wins in the amateur circuit, Ryoma Echizen the captain of the formidable Seigaku tennis club -- but despite his impressive track record, his heart isn't in the sport. That all changes when first year Tezuka Kunimitsu joins the club.
Edited 2017-05-30 07:59 (UTC)
mousapelli: (buchou love)


[personal profile] mousapelli 2017-06-01 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
OH MAN I was totally thinking about this age flip earlier!!
terrencelovesyou: blue red (blue red)

PROMPT: Team Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru

[personal profile] terrencelovesyou 2017-05-30 07:48 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Yamazaki Sousuke/Matsuoka Rin
Fandom: Free!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Soulmate AU where they can feel each other's pain within a certain proximity. Sousuke's shoulder injury is never gonna completely go away, and Rin feels it too. Sousuke decides to leave for good so he won't get in the way of Rin's swimming career.
Edited 2017-05-30 08:30 (UTC)
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[personal profile] moetushie 2017-06-04 02:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Major tags: Injury
Other tags: Soulmate AU
Word count: 723

I love this prompt! Such delicious angst.

You can read it on AO3.


At first it was a game -- Rin would hit Sousuke’s stomach and gasp when he felt the impact on his own. Sousuke would pinch Rin’s cheek and the redness would appear on his cheek. They didn’t really understand why this happened, but it was something to do when they didn’t have swim practice. A teacher spotted them one day and hauled them in, accused them of fighting. He didn’t believe them when they said they hadn’t been.

When Rin went home that day and explained the situation to his mother, she looked troubled. “From now on, you have to be careful with Sousuke,” she told him. “What happens to him will happen to you.”

Rin rolled his eyes. He knew that. It was the basis of the game, after all.

The next day, he asked Sousuke how his parents had reacted and Sousuke shrugged. “They said we’re too young. I don’t think they believed me.”

“Too young for what?” Rin said blankly.

Sousuke gave him a sideways look but saw that Rin was being sincere. “Don’t you pay attention to anything besides swimming?” And before Rin could protest, Sousuke went on. “Soulmates can feel each other’s pain. That’s how you know.”

“Gross! We’re not soulmates!” Rin said, appalled.

Sousuke ducked his head in embarrassment. “Yeah,” he said, “I know.”


Rin couldn’t explain it to Haru or the rest of them, how it was with Sousuke and him. They were friends, best friends, but he couldn’t keep Sousuke as close as Haru kept Makoto. It hurt too much to have him close. It was better when they were far away. Haru couldn’t understand. Rin wasn’t certain he could either.

Then, he was in Australia and could only feel his own pain, think his own thoughts. It was lonely, but Rin thought that this had to be better.


It was late enough in the day where Rin allowed his thoughts to wander. He was done with the assignment most of the class was still working on, and he stared out the window and wished he could just leave to go to practice. There was some stir in the room and whispers -- a new transfer student, so late in the year? -- and Rin looked up to see a familiar face, made unfamiliar by age and time. Sousuke. A new body too -- the last time he’d seen Sousuke, he had been strong and tall for a twelve year old but now he was very well developed.

Gou would have been impressed.

Rin was -- also pleased. He blushed, and felt a familiar throb of painful happiness in chest -- and new ache in his shoulder.

He stared at Sousuke and Sousuke stared back, a small smile on his lips.

“How come you didn’t tell me you were injured?” Rin shouted, his voice echoing down the empty halls of Samezuka.

Sousuke shrugged. “How could I? Five years, Rin, and not a word from you.”

He always knew just how to take the wind from Rin’s sails.


Despite all of Rin’s protests and advice from their coach and faculty advisor, Sousuke insisted on swimming his leg of the relay. Rin watched him flying back across the water, his own shoulder burning in sympathetic pain.

They didn’t win, of course, not even close, but it was almost enough when Sousuke embraced him and said that he understood what Rin had been saying all those years ago. About relay and friendship and everything like that. And Rin wanted to say that he understood too, about soulmates, but in the roar of the crowd, he couldn’t get the words out.


And then, Sousuke left. Straightforward as always, he said, “I’m not going to get in your way. You can’t swim your best when I’m around and I won’t --” he looked away for a moment, before he met Rin’s eyes again. “I’ll always be cheering you on.”

“I get it already, you idiot,” Rin said, already feeling the sting of hot tears in his eyes. “I don’t want you to go. I’m ready now, don’t you understand? I don’t care about the pain.”

“But I do,” Sousuke said, and leaned over and kissed him.


They met each other again, of course. It was inevitable and they had been at it longer than most. But it wasn’t a game now, not anymore.


[personal profile] moetushie - 2017-06-07 22:28 (UTC) - Expand
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PROMPT: Team Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru

[personal profile] terrencelovesyou 2017-05-30 07:56 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Ryuugazaki Rei/Nagisa Hazuki
Fandom: Free!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Artificial Intelligence AU. Ryuugazaki Rei is the father of artificial intelligence. He is assassinated by extremists however, and his partner Nagisa upload's Rei's consciousness into a quantum computer in desperation. Rei is now in his virtual and techonological form, but Nagisa thinks it's still not the same.
Edited 2017-05-30 08:30 (UTC)
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FILL: TEAM sawamura daichi/sugawara koushi, M

[personal profile] dystopiosphere 2017-05-31 07:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: Talk of death
Other Tags: UH i might have used some lowkey philosophy, bad medical writing
Word Count: 501


Nagisa stared at Rei who was communicating through the network and doing something else, and honestly realized just how fucking selfish he was. There was a point in where human consciousness and limitations of the natural body kept the true personality of Rei and now that Rei really had no need for sleep and could process what counts as emotions for a human-to-artificial consciousness in the fraction of a millisecond; Nagisa just realized just how much he destroyed Rei.

Rei, his beautiful and endearing grumpy partner, betrayed by the human need for selfishness, by his need to save Rei and thought that by securing Rei and uploading him into the quantum space that he was saving Rei but Rei wasn’t Rei anymore. Rei who thrived off the electrons and neurons of the biochemical transmitters and hormones that existed in the human body, that developed the Rei and his unconscious actions, and the minute details and bodily quirks, and they were all gone.

Everything that made up Rei was gone, and all that was left was the bare facet of Rei, his memories and the personality, but Rei’s desires and everything was gone. Rei was gone and what was left was the shell.

“Hey Rei?” Nagisa asked softly as he stared at the wall, arms thrown over the chair he was leaning over.

“What is it, Nagisa?” Rei asked, before webpages started opening and closing at a rapid rate and code was flashing across the multiple moniters.

“If I ever died, would you do what I would have done?” Nagisa asked before biting his lip.

Rei was silent as everything slowed to a stop across the screens. Before abruptly flashing to the home screen. “What, upload your consciousness to a quantum computer when you’ve already died? No.” He said shortly. Nagisa winced at the sharp reply.

“I’m not going to lie to you Nagisa, this consciousness of me might seem like me, but it’s a poor impression. I had only just finished patenting and presenting artificial intelligence and no one had yet broken through into delving human consciousness into code, this isn’t the Matrix. This isn’t Ghost in the Shell, this isn’t any type of sci-fi you’ve read or watch in the past.”

Nagisa sighed, “But— “

“But nothing, human consciousness isn’t some easy code you can write like some gaming characters after a bit of intensive reading. Human might exist similarily to artificial intelligence through electro-pulses to neurons in the brain and so forth, but that’s where it ends. Artifical intelligence are able to adapt their coding as they learn, and human’s consciousness adapts in a completely different way because we live through flesh and blood and other components.” Rei said before sighing.

“What do you really want?” Rei asked.

Nagisa paled before whispering. “Do you not want to live like this anymore?”

Rei paused. “It’s not whether I want to. The question is whether you’d be able to wipe my existence, Nagisa. And…” Rei half-smiled deprecatingly.

“You’ve always been greedy”
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PROMPT: Team Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru

[personal profile] terrencelovesyou 2017-05-30 08:03 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Bokuto Koutarou/Akaashi Keiji
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Coffee Shop AU. Akaashi likes to tell himself he comes to this particular coffee shop because of the coffee, and not because of the incredibly adorable barista, Bokuto, who works here every Tuesday - except this barista's coffee is the shittiest most awful cup of coffee in the entire universe and Akaashi doesn't have the heart to tell him.
kastron: art by tealbruise (pic#9190977)

Re: PROMPT: Team Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru

[personal profile] kastron 2017-05-30 09:51 am (UTC)(link)
[prayer emoji]
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PROMPT: Team Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru

[personal profile] terrencelovesyou 2017-05-30 08:11 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Tristan-and-Isolde-esque AU. Oikawa is the crown prince and is to be married to a princess from another kingdom. His knight (and secret lover) Iwaizumi insists on ending their forbidden relationship but Oikawa doesn't want to.
Edited 2017-05-30 08:30 (UTC)
terrencelovesyou: red (red black)

PROMPT: Team Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru

[personal profile] terrencelovesyou 2017-05-30 08:19 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Shimizu Kiyoko/Yachi Hitoka
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Yachi is a young artist based in Tokyo. During an exhibit, he meets Kiyoko, a model who works with sculptors and other visual artists. They become friends, and Kiyoko becomes Yachi's muse. Slowly she discovers that maybe her feelings are not merely admiration, but love.
Edited 2017-05-30 08:30 (UTC)
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[personal profile] kuriicurry 2017-05-30 08:31 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Aone Takanobu/Futakuchi Kenji
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: supernatural elements, violence
Other Tags: i mean, it's supernatural so,

Prompt: Supernatural AU ?? maybe Futakuchi is a hunter and Aone is an angel, or they're both hunters, and they hunt dangerous monsters and they don't make bad life decisions like in the actual show
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[personal profile] stariceling 2017-05-30 08:49 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Gion /or& Iwashimizu /or& Miyuki
Fandom: All Out!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: AU where Gion goes to Keijou and gets into rugby because of Miyuki. His first time meeting Iwashimizu (aka the guy Miyuki won't shut up about) doesn't go so well.
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[personal profile] justlikeswitchblades 2017-06-08 01:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: a little angst, being mean to Iwashimizu
Word Count: 2,561

I hope my super rarepair (gion/miyuki) and limited engagement with the anime is made up for with my actual rugby knowledge...I really enjoyed writing this!!


There's one thing about high school that Gion isn't sure if he loves or hates, and that's the fact that all the athletic clubs he expresses even vague interest in don't turn him away from the start.

The attention is nice, no doubt. But sometimes he can't decide whether the enthusiasm from the basketball recruiter a foot taller from him is genuine or if he's the unknowing receiver of the world’s cruelest short joke. Baseball would just be punning on his height even if he isn't placed at his destined position. He could just join cross country, there doesn't seem to be much of a team dynamic for him to uphold there; but if he's just outpaced in sprints by guys with longer legs and never wins, well. What's the point of that?

He could just keep jogging the usual route around his neighborhood, join the local gym so he could lift some weights after school. He's not trying to count himself out because of his height, but after all, this is high school. This is when people get serious about these things. But even if that's the case, he can just feel himself itching to try something new.

So he wanders around the school in the afternoon. There's soccer, and there's American football, and then he walks into a group of guys who look like they're playing American football without pads, and holy shit. That's super cool.

“Hey!” A dark-haired guy smiles and waves at Gion from where he's got his face pressed up against the chain link fence. “Come on in!”

Gion walks around to the entrance, taking a step onto the grass. It looks like there's a group of guys taking part in a multi-man wrestling match on one half of the field; on the other half, four of them run together in a line, passing to each other, the next group queued up a few yards behind them. The guy that had waved at Gion jogs up to him, almond shaped ball in his hands.

“So you're interested in joining the rugby team, huh?”

Gion blinks.

“Is that what this is called?” The boy laughs.

“I know it's not the most popular sport in Japan. If you want, you could go grab your gym clothes, but it might be easier for you to just watch today.” Gion nods, noting the white lines of paint as he lowers his bag to the grass. The boy starts to jog back out onto the field, then stops, turning on his heel.

“Hey, what's your name?”

“Oh, it's Gion.”

“I'm Miyuki Atsushi,” The boy smiles back. “It's nice to meet you.”

Gion sheds his uniform jacket, the early spring air a touch warmer than it tends to be at this time of the year. He sits about halfway down the field, so he can look at both groups easily. They're both fascinating, both loud; he's amazed at the sheer number of players on the field, not to mention the variety of body types he sees among them. Some of the guys are barely taller than him; others are fatter, skinnier. He finds himself drawn to the second group in particular, how Miyuki tosses the ball out to the line, the ball spinning in the long arc of a pass, gracefully skipping between hands like a rock yet to break a pond’s surface.

Miyuki breaks off from the group again about fifteen minutes later, jogging back to Gion on the sidelines. He grins, sitting down beside him.

“Haven't bored you yet with drills, have we?”

Gion watches a slender guy lean down and barrel into his larger teammate, knocking him to the ground. He shakes his head, voice softened with awe. “Hell no.”

“Great!” Miyuki shoots up again, popping the ball into Gion’s lap with the toe of his cleat. “Let’s play catch.”

Gion stands up, testing the weight of the ball in his hands. It's light, but firm to the touch; it offers no give when he tries to squeeze it. He lifts the ball above his shoulder, preparing to throw, and Miyuki laughs, rushing in to stop him.

“Hey, weren't you watching? This isn't football,” His hands are warm and rough on Gion’s as he takes the ball out of his hands.

“First off, it's more like an underhand throw, “ Miyuki tells him, holding the ball in both hands at the center of his chest. “And you start out lower, like this. You pull back, then you swing through, and--”

He releases the ball, and it sails toward Gion, bumping into his chest and falling to the ground before Gion thinks about reacting with a catch. Gion picks up the ball and imitates Miyuki’s actions, sending the ball back towards him. It goes higher up into the up, falling a little short, but Miyuki jogs up, pimpled leather hitting his palms with a satisfying clap.
“Not bad!” Miyuki tucks the ball between his knees. “Put your thumbs and forefingers together in a triangle, like this. Now, pull your hands apart a little, and--good!”

He tosses the ball to Gion again; it lands right in the space between his hands, and he can’t help grinning.

“I have a question, and don’t bullshit me, okay?” Gion pauses, concentrating on his throw back to Miyuki before resuming speaking. “Can a guy my height really play rugby?”

“Hey, I’m not that much taller than you,” Miyuki laughs a little, catching the ball then walking back in closer to Gion. “But, yeah. Height can help you out in some positions, but it’s also a sport where we need guys closer to the ground.”

“Okay then,” Gion frowns and crosses his arms; his heart jumps a little, but he’s not one-hundred percent ready to believe Miyuki. “What position would I play?”

“Well, that depends,” Miyuki taps his fingers on the ball, eyebrows drawing together as he thinks. “Even if you have good pushing power, we’d probably put you with the backs, since we don’t want to have a lopsided scrum. Maybe wing, if you run fast; it might be easy for you to avoid tackles if you get a breakaway. Then again, even if your arms are short, speed could also make up for that at fullback…”

“Uh. I don’t think I understood most of that.”

“That’s fine,” Miyuki laughs, teeth sparkling in the fading sunlight. “I can teach you, if you want to come back the day after tomorrow.”

Gion glances at the ball in Miyuki’s hands, looks back up at him. He grins back.

“I think I do.”

“Great! Do you have your phone on you?”

Gion walks back to his bag, and Miyuki follows. They trade objects between hands, a ball for a phone, and Miyuki slides the lockscreen open, starting to type not so shortly after.

“A list of things you’ll need,” He explains, handing Gion’s phone back. “We have uniforms for games, but they’re white, so there’s no point in practicing in them when we’re out here so often. Any old workout t-shirt will do. You’ll need to buy rugby shorts and socks; that site has pretty affordable overnight shipping. Don’t wash your shorts, it’ll ruin the fabric. You can also buy a mouthguard there, and you'll need to boil it to make it fit your mouth, but that's a lot simpler than it sounds. You’ll probably want to buy spandex from UnderArmor or Nike or somewhere, too. As for cleats, soccer ones will do. Just don’t get any with metal, or a toe spike. And that’s my number, in case you have any questions.”

“Uh, okay,” Gion manages, his mind spinning. “So...come here after school on Thursday?”

“Yeah! Well, actually,” Miyuki jerks his thumb towards the gray building to his right. “The locker room is over there.”


Gion is used to small sizes hanging a little loose on him, but the spandex hugs his thighs; the waistband of his stiff shorts is snug on him. It's a foreign feeling, but not a bad one, offset by the fact that this is his first official practice. The other guys on the team have taken notice of him now, introducing themselves and asking his name. There's was a part of him that still had doubts, buyer's remorse after doing the necessary shopping online, but now he's becoming a believer. There's just one more thing he needs to accomplish to truly have faith.


“What's up?”

Gion points at a duo across the field, watching one knock the other to the ground. “I want to do that.”

“I sure hope so,” Miyuki grins. “You wouldn't be much of a rugby player if you didn't want to tackle. You have your mouthguard, right?”



Miyuki calls to Tanashi, and the two stand within arms length of each other. He pops his mouthguard, talking louder, but still clear enough to understand.

“If you're going down, you're going to want to fall on your knees first, then your shoulder, so your head doesn't take the brunt of impact. Scrum caps help prevent scrapes, but not concussions, so it's up to you to keep that in mind.” Miyuki demonstrates this by holding the ball to his chest, falling slowly in that order.

“Hold the ball tight when you fall; if you don't, your team could lose possession. When you're on the ground, set the ball down firmly and use your hands to protect your neck and head.” He stands up again, and hands the ball to Tanashi.

“When you're going in for a tackle, you're going to want to get down low. Wrapping your arms around someone’s thighs is the best way to bring a guy down; both arms, and you better squeeze tight. Don't forget to put your head on the outside of his thigh, like this.”

Gion cough-laughs in his throat. “That close?”

Miyuki shrugs and grins. “Might be awkward at first, but it makes for a nice pillow. Tackles above the collarbone are illegal, and it's easier to stop a guy the lower you go. Ankle tackles are pretty much guaranteed to knock someone over, but they should be reserved for emergency situations; I don't want you getting your jaw dislocated. Same goes for taking a kneecap to the nose.”

He walks back a few paces, then jogs forward, Tanahi falling over as he executes the tackle in slow motion. Miyuki stands back up, jogs back further, then sprints at him, knocking him over in real time; Gion is tempted to wince as he watches.

“Stand back up after the tackle,” Miyuki exhales as he pops up. “As for why, well, we'll get to rucking later. Try falling down for now.”

Gion falls, and Miyuki smiles in approval.

“Good!” When Gion stands up, he leans down, arms cinching Gion’s thighs with his spine almost parallel to the ground. Even though he's standing still, Gion still loses his footing, grabbing at Miyuki as he stumbles, and Miyuki lets go.

“See? It's not easy. Try me now.”

Gion presses his cheek to Miyuki’s thigh, wrapping his arms around his legs.

“Lower, tighter--shit!” Miyuki laughs, flailing his arms for balance, and Gion lets go. “See? It's not that hard. Let's do it slowly now.” Gion jogs at Miyuki, tackling him with a loose grip, and Miyuki topples over easily in his arms.

“Alright. You want to try it for real now?” Gion nods, swallowing the lump in his throat.

“Okay. Don't slow down when you get close; if anything, speed up, because a guy will try to run through you during a game.”

Gion nods, letting Miyuki’s words sink in as he walks back. He takes a moment to breathe, then starts to jog, lowering his head and speeding up into a sprint. Miyuki is solid for a second when Gion hits him, but then Gion kicks at the grass, shifting his arms lower, and Miyuki falls for real this time, becoming a weight beneath him.

“Holy shit,” Gion murmurs when he stands up, shaking his head a little, not so much dazed as he is awed by what he's done.

“Great job!” Miyuki grins. “That was really good for your first try.”

“Can you tackle me now?” Gion grins back. “I wanna know what it feels like!”

“Alright, but don't think that being new means I'll go easy on you.

“Don't think me being new means I want you to.”

Miyuki runs a hand through his hair, shakes his head with a laugh. There’s a gleam in his eye as he walks himself back, and Gion feels his heart rise into his throat as he watches Miyuki rush him. Miyuki grabs him, and he’s hit with a massive force, a force that feels heavier than the body that holds it, though for the moment he’s airborne, he feels weightless.. And later, after practice, Miyuki touches his thighs some more, hands rough from tossing and catching balls and lifting weights for the past few years. And Gion touches him back, body sore and aching but feeling very much alive.


“Hey, Miyuki. What was playing rugby like in middle school?”

“It was still pretty intense. I know my mom didn't want me to do it,” Miyuki laughs. “But I loved it just as much as I do now. I played with a really great team.”

“Tell me about them?”

“Two of them are at Jinko now, both forwards. Despite the violence people see in the sport, Hachiouji is a real positive force on and off the pitch; he's a great teammate. And Sumi--Iwashimizu is just amazing. I mean, the guy’s stiff-arm is so brutal he injured me with it! It's hard to stay mad at someone for that, though, y’know? Accidents happen, but it also means he's serious about the game.”

Gion nods. “So I guess you're looking forward to the rematch?”

Miyuki grins. “I can't wait.”


“Hey, Hachi. Isn't Sumiaki playing?”

If Gion hadn't been clued in, he probably would've missed it in the midst of sizing up all the players in red and black. But he finds it hard to pry himself away from Miyuki in the first place; playing among the backs helps justify that.

“We got him to join the team, but,” The friendly-looking guy sighs. “He doesn't want to start, or even practice that much. He keeps saying stuff about your shoulder, you know.”

“But I healed up; I'm good.”

“You know how he gets…”

“Hey.” Gion sets his jaw, edging his way into the conversation. “Which guy is this?”

“Oh, the blond one, by the fence.”

“Gion, don't do anything stupid--”

But Gion is already marching off, Miyuki’s words merely echoes in his ears. This guy looks practically like a model, though he can't say the way he's hugging himself and wringing his hands echoes the same kind of confidence.

“Hey. You Iwashimizu?”

“Yeah,” The guy jumps a little, blond locks falling in his eyes. “That's me.”

“What are you, some kind of fucking tree?”

“Uh,” Iwashimizu backs away a little, holding his hands up, placating. “Listen, I don't want to fight--”

“Neither do I,” Gion crosses his arms. “I just want to play rugby.”

Iwashimizu takes a shaky breath, exhales. He lowers his eyes.

“And if you don't want to do that, well--what makes you think you're worthy of standing on the sidelines?”
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[personal profile] stariceling 2017-05-30 08:53 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Shin/Sena
Fandom: Eyeshield 21
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Prompt: Shin is a monster hunter (or knight) and monster Sena is The One That Got Away.
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PROMPT: Team Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi

[personal profile] pugglemuggle 2017-05-30 08:53 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Tanaka/Noya
Fandom: Haikyuu
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Other Tags: Probably underage alcohol consumption

Prompt: Tanaka and Noya were friends in high school, but they drifted apart when they went to college, even though they went to the same school. Then they run into each other at a frat party, get to talking, and now Noya's doing body shots off of Tanaka's abs? Um?? "No homo", except it's definitely homo.
Edited 2017-05-30 08:56 (UTC)
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Re: PROMPT: Team Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi

[personal profile] marks 2017-05-30 12:40 pm (UTC)(link)
bless you. bless you a lot.