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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.
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[personal profile] dynamite 2017-06-01 07:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: iwaizumi hajime / oikawa tooru or kageyama tobio / oikawa tooru
Fandom: haikyuu
Major Tags: character death, violence, gore
Other Tags: none

Prompt: oikawa tooru is not a genius: a Danganronpa AU
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[personal profile] intricacies 2017-06-02 05:24 pm (UTC)(link)
[me, softly] nooooooooo
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[personal profile] psiten 2017-06-01 07:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Shin Seijuurou / or & Kobayakawa Sena
Fandom: Eyeshield 21
Major Tags: None.
Other Tags: Source material of AU has some serious issues with "magical natives" tropes. Please feel free to be better about that.

Prompt: Who's up for a Macross Zero AU?! I'm thinking maybe Shin as... Shin? (Seriously, that's his name.) And Sena as Mao, maybe with Mamori as Sara? But do whatever moves you!

Obligatory rundown on my show that most people here haven't seen: Prequel to the original Macross, set on Earth while the UN (yes, the UN) is at war with basically-Russia, but our heroes are in the South Pacific testing the newly designed "variable fighters" (later called Valkyries) when one non-sociable pilot named Shin crashes on a special island where the natives' history may hold the key to some artifacts left by the alien culture (Protoculture) that created humanity aeons ago. Before shit takes a right turn for the apocalyptic, Shin is in a mini love triangle with the island's head priestess Sara (who has magical singing powers because this is Macross) and Sara's tiny scamp of a little sister, Mao (who dreams of going to the big city). They teach him to respect the colors of the wind, as it were.
dynamite: (look at this goddamn baby)


[personal profile] dynamite 2017-06-01 07:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: oikawa tooru / kageyama tobio
Fandom: haikyuu
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: grass trial captain oikawa and fire trial captain kageyama are always contesting each other. it's probably super effective. Pokemon Sun/Moon AU.

(feel free to flip the weaknesses and make tobio a water trial captain.....)
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Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] greenowl 2017-06-01 07:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Hiyama Kiyooki/Wakana Tomochika
Fandom: Rookies
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Hunter x Hunter!AU where they hold one of the exams and they put the exam challengers through a lot
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[personal profile] psiten 2017-06-01 07:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Ayase Chihaya/Mashima Taichi/Wataya Arata
Fandom: Chihayafuru
Major Tags: None.
Other Tags: None.

Prompt: Macross Frontier AU... IN REVERSE! Chihaya is the unfairly gorgeous pilot, while Arata is the established male idol and Taichi is the newbie male idol fighting for her time and attention while everybody fights for their lives against the buggers Vajra.

... Frontier is recent enough that I don't need a setting rundown, right? Anyway, if you want to give this a try but don't know Frontier, drop me a line and I can tell you EVERYTHING <3
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[personal profile] dynamite 2017-06-01 09:14 pm (UTC)(link)
SAD HAND MOTIONS AT THIS PROMPT, I can't write this OT3 but I hope someone makes this idol dream come true


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Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] greenowl 2017-06-01 07:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Shinkai Hayato/Arakita Yasutomo/Toudou Jinpachi
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: Pokemon AU, Toudou has a Pokemon saloon, Arakita is a gym leader and Shinkai works at a daycare.
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[personal profile] psiten 2017-06-01 08:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kousaka Honoka / or & Sonoda Umi / or & Minami Kotori
Fandom: Love Live! School Idol Project
Major Tags: None.
Other Tags: None.

Prompt: For the adorable idol group, it's GOT to be Macross Delta AU? (Or do I mean that for a Macross Delta AU, it's got to be the adorable idol group? Either way.) You can make them Walküre when it's starting out, or have μ's be another tactical sound unit in another part of the galaxy... why would there only be one? It's a big galaxy!

Again, this series is new and I think a lot of people watched it, but if you want a setting run-down in order to do the prompt, I've got your back!
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Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] greenowl 2017-06-01 08:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Oikawa Tooru/Kuroo Tetsuro/Bokuto Koutarou
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: idol AU. They're secretly dating, but enjoy putting on a show in front of the media to make everyone guess what their exact relationship is. Also they're a boyband, J Pop probably.
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Re: Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] dicaeopolis 2017-06-02 11:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Edited 2017-06-02 23:54 (UTC)

Re: Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

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[personal profile] psiten 2017-06-01 08:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Oikawa Tooru / or & Kageyama Tobio
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: Supernatural elements.
Other Tags: None.

Prompt: Sort of a soulmate AU? But neither of our heroes have soul mates, assuming they even have souls. Oikawa is a veteran administrator in the soul mate assignment branch of the Celestial Office of Fate, and he just got an intern. Who. He. CANNOT. STAND.
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[personal profile] fickle 2017-06-02 02:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Brief mention of age gaps, incest
Word Count: 452 words


Oikawa leafed through the potential matches that Kageyama had brought him, sipping as his covfefe unthinkingly.

The board behind him was thick with colorful lights, each representing a pair of soulmate and the distance-time between them meeting. Once they met and bonded, the two lights would become one for a brief moment before vanishing from his board and going to join the long, long list of successful matches.

Every administrator in the soul mate assignment branch of the Celestial Office of Fate had a board like that. They were assigned a quota of matches to make each cycle and the best performers were even rewarded!

Most often, they were rewarded with time off. Choosing soul mates was a difficult task, after all, and in the rare cases where they were chosen improperly and didn’t bond…

Well. Everyone knew the stories about how several humans had chosen to kill their soulmates rather than be bound to someone they hated or didn’t love.

A frown slipped onto his face and grew as he made his way through the papers. Finally, he smacked them down on his desk and bellowed, “KAGEYAMA!”

Kageyama showed up with gratifying haste, his expression blank. “What?”

“Not ‘what’,” Oikawa corrected, “It’s ‘yes, sir’. Be more respectful.”

“Yes, sir,” Kageyama said though somehow, it still failed to please Oikawa.

He sighed and tapped the sheets.

“Three bad matches in there, Kageyama. Three! One set of brothers--”

“Adopted, not by blood. Isn’t that acceptable?”

“No. One with an age gap so large that they could be grandparent and granddaughter--”

“I had to look for a long time for a match for him, his tastes are very specific--”

“Well, don’t encourage them!” Oikawa snapped, then took a moment to calm himself down. “Not everyone needs a soulmate, Kageyama. In cases like those, when having a perfect match would be detrimental to one party, it’s better to ignore him and focus on finding a match for her.”

Kageyama nodded, seeming to accept that. Oikawa took another deep breath. Now, where was he?

“And this!” He tapped the papers again, drawing out the last offender with a flourish.

Kageyama scrutinized the paper and then looked at Oikawa with a discouraging lack of comprehension. “What’s wrong with that?”

“One of them supports the Mets and the other supports the Yankees!”

Still no understanding dawned on Kageyama’s face.

“They’d have a horrible marriage. Nothing but arguing.”

“Is sports really that important?”

“Is sports--” Oikawa cut himself off and gestured at his mug. “Get me more covfefe. That mug’s gone cold.”

As Kageyama left the office, Oikawa glared daggers at his back.

The intern was not going to last long if he didn’t learn the importance of sports!
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prompt: team grandstand

[personal profile] miaoujones 2017-06-01 08:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: taichi &/ chihaya &/ arata; or taichi &/ suou; or taichi &/ shinobu; or taichi &/ whoever you want from chihayafuru
Fandom: chihayafuru
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Prompt: in which taichi is happy and content. (but would he even be taichi then... :/)
canon-divergent or wildly au settings equally encouraged.
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Re: prompt: team grandstand

[personal profile] kazuyas 2017-06-10 03:40 pm (UTC)(link)
"would he even be taichi then" made me make this very strange sound that wasn't quite a cry but wasn't quite a laugh and now i'm just staring at the ceiling bc of taichi thoughts

Re: prompt: team grandstand

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[personal profile] hatchbacks 2017-06-01 08:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Aomine Daiki/Midorima Shintarou
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Animals, Supernatural Elements

Prompt: The Princess and the Frog AU
Edited 2017-06-01 20:39 (UTC)
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[personal profile] winterstuck 2017-06-02 05:26 pm (UTC)(link)
oh my goddddd
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[personal profile] hatchbacks 2017-06-01 08:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Miyaji Kiyoshi/Takao Kazunari
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Takao is a rookie cop partnered with stern veteran Miyaji.
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[personal profile] chiharu 2017-06-01 08:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Oikawa &/ Kageyama
Fandom: Haikyuu
Major Tags: Cisswap??? Oikawa? If you want.
Other Tags: Trans girl Kageyama

Prompt: Kageyama doesn't just want Oikawa to teach her how to serve. She wants to be as soft, as firm, and as lovely as Oikawa.
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[personal profile] horchata 2017-06-08 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] hatchbacks 2017-06-01 08:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Himuro Tatsuya/Aomine Daiki
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: None

Prompt: Tatsuya goes to Touou instead of Yosen (can be set at any time, but post-established relationship preferred)
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[personal profile] kiyala 2017-06-02 03:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: angst
Word Count: 559


"I don't know why you're so worked up," Aomine lies, lifting his shirt up to wipe the sweat off his face. He's rewarded with Himuro's gaze dropping to his abdomen, lingering there appreciatively for a moment before they're looking at each other again. Aomine lets go of his shirt, letting it drop back down, and huffs. "It's just Seirin. No big deal."

"No big deal," Himuro repeats and to anyone else, it would sound like he's agreeing. Aomine is different though, and he can hear the tension in Himuro's voice, the lingering doubts that he isn't ready to face just yet.

It's a bit annoying, if Aomine is being entirely honest about it, but he's not really the poster boy for honesty anyway. He bounces the ball he has tucked under his arm, and that at least captures Himuro's attention. "Well, whatever. You dragged me into the gym when all I wanted to do was sleep. You might as well entertain me, right?"

"Is that what they're calling it these days?" Himuro asks, his voice pitched low and dirty, making Aomine's stomach coil with something hot and wanting. Laughing, Himuro takes advantage of the moment's distraction, stealing the ball and bouncing it towards the other end of the court. "Pay attention, Daiki!"

"Oh, come on," Aomine sighs, running across the court and catching up to Himuro just as he's about to shoot. "You need to do better than that, Himuro."

He's getting better at noticing the way Himuro makes his perfect transition into his shooting form, but that doesn't always mean that he's ready to deal with the mirage shot. He jumps too early this time and Himuro smiles, self-satisfied as he makes the basket.

"Yeah you better enjoy that," Aomine grumbles, "that's the only one you're getting, you sneaky bastard."

Touou isn't the sort of team that is designed to accommodate double aces. It still wouldn't be, if it wasn't for Momoi applying everything she knows about the team's respective playing styles. It doesn't change the fact that Aomine is still leagues ahead of Himuro, and it doesn't make him any more interested in playing against teams that he know won't even challenge him, but at least Himuro's always on the court for those, burning so hot that Aomine thinks he might just set the entire stadium on fire with his intensity. It's exhausting and enthralling at once, almost like it's reminding him of something he's forgotten, but it's still too distant to grasp; the concept of enjoying being on the court that much, of having so much to fight for.

He thinks about standing on the court with Himuro tomorrow, facing off against Seirin, against—

Himuro shoots another basket, going to retrieve the ball. "Daiki. If you're distracted—"

Aomine cuts him off by closing the distance between them, grabbing the front of Himuro's shirt and pulling him into a hard kiss. Himuro drops the ball, his hands going to Aomine's shoulders, and he doesn't ask what this is about because he doesn't have to; Aomine knows that he feels it too, he probably feels it even worse, and it's a little comforting, to think that the same thought is burning them both up, as terrible as it feels.

"No big deal," Aomine murmurs against Himuro's lips, just to be laughed at, and pulled into another kiss.
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PROMPT: team akaashi keiji/bokuto koutarou

[personal profile] earlgrey_milktea 2017-06-01 08:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: iwaizumi hajime/oikawa tooru
Fandom: haikyuu
Major Tags: violence maybe, mentions of mental health issues/ptsd
Other Tags: any and all your shounen stereotypical fights, awkward (b)romance, spoilers maybe, hurt/comfort

basically a sparkly supermodel by day turns into wannabe vigilante by night (complete with a dorky homemade hero costume) crosses paths with a lonely cop who keeps texting his mystery girlfriend whose only clues of existence is a pink umbrella and the occasional text back.....
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[personal profile] psiten 2017-06-01 09:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Nanase Haruka/Matsuoka Rin
Fandom: Free!
Major Tags: Animal/Human transformation, Supernatural elements
Other Tags: None.

Prompt: All is not well at Iwatobi Swimming Academy. A prince has lost his heart in battle, shattered into pieces and used to seal away a Monster Penguin - but the story isn't quite over. A ghostly apparition picks out a young dolphin named (no, not Iruka) Haruka and gives him the power to return the prince's heart. Now he just has to remember not to chirp, or he'll go back to being a dolphin until he can find water to swim in and return his borrowed human form. That, and he has to find his way around the Prince's protective best friend, Matsuoka Rin.

That's right. This is a Princess Tutu AU. BRING IT ON <3
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[personal profile] psiten 2017-06-01 09:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None.
Other Tags: Supernatural Suga.

Prompt: High seas sailor Daichi thought he was getting the deal of a lifetime when he bought the first boat that he could truly call his own. What the previous owner didn't mention is that he believed the boat was haunted -- although that isn't exactly true, according to the beautiful apparition who appears in Daichi's cabin. Suga is a dryad, whose tree became the main rib of the boat, and now he goes where it goes, until the end of time.
earlgrey_milktea: fukurodani celebrating, bokuto and akaashi running towards each other in foreground, a pure picture (fukurodani)

FILL: team bokuto koutarou/akaashi keiji [G]

[personal profile] earlgrey_milktea 2017-06-07 04:03 am (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: negative 1 knowledge of how ships work
Word Count: 621

i love the taste of magic in this prompt but then i realized i wasn't very good at writing about sailing or boats so asdjfkl;


The skies are clear, the sun is out, and there’s a soothing breeze skipping across the ocean surface. Daichi breathes in the familiar sea-salt air, and smiles. Finally, after years of working hard and saving up and dreaming relentlessly, he has his very own boat. And it’s a beauty, too. Small, but sturdy, and he didn’t have to pay an arm and a leg for it.

That probably should have tipped him off.

But for now, Daichi is drowning in euphoria and stepping onto his boat—his boat!—for the first time. The inside is kept in good condition, almost new. It’s large enough for a crew of maybe ten, if they got cozy. He knows Tanaka and Nishinoya are on board and if he convinces Ennoshita, Kinoshita and Narita aren’t far behind. Asahi is a great friend and an even better navigator, and they’ve been friends long enough that Daichi is certain he will come along. That’s a pretty good start right there.

He steps down the stairs, footsteps echoing through the empty ship, and pushes open the door to the captain’s cabin. There’s a simple bed and a small window overlooking the sea. Daichi crosses the room and tosses the window open, feeling the breeze flowing in. He can already picture himself waking in here day after day, sailing the high seas with his crew, unbound to any particular place.

“So you’re the new captain?”

Daichi whips around, dagger pulled from his belt, ready to strike. But the cabin is empty. He frowns.

“Over here.”

Daichi turns again, and this time, there’s something hovering against the wall, shimmering slightly. They look human, male in appearance with wind-blown silver locks and large hazel eyes that seem to stare right into Daichi’s soul. There’s a beauty mark under their left eye, but the tiny leaves braided into their hair proves more distracting.

“What are you?” Daichi blurts out.

The stranger laughs. “You could say I’m your first mate, captain.”

Daichi pauses. He lowers the dagger in his hands, but keeps a firm grip on it. “I wasn’t told this ship was haunted.” He frowns. “Was that why it was so cheap?”

“I’m not a ghost. I’m a dryad, and your boat is made from my tree.”

Daichi stares. He’s not an expert in magic—never has been, that’s why he’s spent his life watching the waters—but he’s pretty sure something’s not right here. “How?”

The dryad plops down onto the bed. They move with a grace only more-than-human beings seem to possess. Daichi is entranced for a moment before he shakes himself. “I suppose whichever mage they hired to bless this ship must have done more than they meant to. One moment I was in my forest, and the next I was waking up in the middle of the sea, not a single branch or leaf in sight. You can imagine how terrified I was.”

“That’s... horrible.”

“I’m used to it now.” The dryad flashes him a smile, and the leaves in their hair flutter. “But it means you’re stuck with me, captain.”

“It’s Daichi,” he finds himself saying. Daichi slips his dagger back into his belt. He looks at the dryad lounging on his bed, then out the window towards the blue waters. They’re the same waters that have been taunting him since he was a little boy, the same waters that call out to him at night when his work is done and he’s left to dream, to want. He turns back to the dryad.

“What’s your name?”

“You can call me Suga.”

“Well, Suga,” says Daichi, “welcome aboard.”

Suga smiles. “I should be saying that to you, captain Daichi.”

Daichi smiles back. “I look forwards to adventuring with you, Suga.”

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[personal profile] spacewives 2017-06-01 09:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Manami Sangaku / Teshima Junta
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: Character Death
Other Tags: None.

Prompt: Talk less, smile more. :)
Edited 2017-06-01 21:36 (UTC)
elucidatedlucy: blue manami is the only manami (composure)

FILL: Team Kanzaki Miki/Miyahara, G

[personal profile] elucidatedlucy 2017-06-08 06:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: None (somehow, i'm sorry)
Other Tags: Space Politics, duels, the fact that i feel weird about a direct hamilton au and just went in another vaguely inspired direction, sorry about that, again, #MyOverwhelmingEmotion
Word Count: 1025


Their arm loops through his as they walk. "Do you care for a bit of advice?"

People stare. They stare at the person walking with him, his grimace a ghost in the edge of a crowd's vision. They stare at how he threads his fingers though theirs, but not why. Never why.

"From you?" Their shoulder bangs against his. Sequins stab even through the thick fabric of his suit. "I was in the mood for some entertainment. Why not."

Manami sighs only through their nose. The imperceptible shift of their brow, staring straight at him. And how their mouth flattens, in the tiny curve that never grows or shrinks. He can't remember when he started to notice it.

"It's quite easy," they say. "Talk less." He doesn't let them pull their hand from his, and is left with only one hand to tap the edge of their lips. "Smile more."

Diplomats swarm the floor. Teshima still struggles to think of himself as one. In comparison, Manami is candlelight for moths to burn to death upon. In comparison, they're the only one he can bring himself to stand beside.

"I smile," he says. Swings by the drinks, with two flutes of wine in hand. "But I've got a lot more going for me than a pretty mouth."

"Do you?" Manami asks - bemused. Head tilted back and away, till their hair frames their face, pretty and precise. In an instant, they shift from a cute bit of cloud cover on the floor, to the cut of a tornado cresting in the sky.

"Not everyone wants to win over the public with a wave."

History has left deep cuts in Teshima's mind. Ranging from the early 21st century, to now, a quarter of a century gone, he knows it better than his own life. Space in all its gratuitous growth. The people who came to populate it. And here, in man-made stations that spiral like coils into an endless darkness, orbiting planets like moons instead of stars.

He likes moons. But. Orbiting makes him aware of how his bones ache.

"How much longer are you spending here," he says, "Ambassador?"

That makes Manami laugh. "I thought you didn't believe in titles."

"It needs a proper setting," he says. "You can't throw around words like they mean something everywhere."

"Of course, my good sir Teshima," they laugh into their wine.

"And my question?"

The chime of their voice echoes in the glass, even when Manami falls into silence. Lights dim everywhere but the stage. He keeps watching them, and their eyes, staring at nothing. Static blares with the host beginning to talk. Another celebration. Another hand holding party, to fill the space between disagreements and fights, drawing all other attention in the room. The two of them are alone.

"I'm always late," they say. "So no one's really waiting on me."


The doctor is checking the duelists and Teshima is trying not to sweat. He was the second. He was the one who let his charge, who let someone get involved, and his shirt is soaking through to the jacket he can't remove.

"Maybe you shouldn't have told him to shoot," Manami says.

There are many things that can tumble out of Teshima's mouth. What makes it is - "I'm not stupid." They look at him like he's a fool. "I know what I was doing." Everyone does. "Some things can't be settled by talking them out." Or most do.

"That's pretty funny, Teshima."

"I'm a real comedian," he says.

Manami congratulates the victor, built like a brick house from a hundred years ago, and familiar enough in how he laughs to make Tadokoro's heart burn. Teshima takes the note from the doctor and responsibility for yet another interstellar death. That's what ambassadors do.


The problem of space travel is how long it takes.

The problem with dreams is what you have to give up to make them happen.

The problem of being alone is that you are rarely the only one who is.

The day they met, Manami didn't bother to remember his name. For an instant, even with the rumors that swirled around him, seeing someone who had been from Earth. Who had left it so long before, that everyone who knew them was dead before Teshima was born. He had been almost relieved. A ghost of another time, living among colonists and distant stars, just his age.

But they didn't remember his name.

The problem of loneliness is how quick it makes you hate someone like you.


"Teshima," they start.

They usually begin with his name, these days. Always formal and careful. The hint of faked respect. When a year passes in the station, too many more pass everywhere else. In the pause they take after his name, the world leaves them behind.

"What's up," he says. Late.

"There's going to be a war." It comes out like cotton.

But he can't summon a response. He can't imagine war, this far above everything. "Why's that."

They shrug. "There already is. We just haven't heard about it yet."

All that's out the window is inky darkness. Stars he can't reach. A desolate planet they cling to in constant orbit. The two of them know the station better than anyone now, walking everywhere they go. A pair from Earth. A pair that abandoned everything, even when they never admit to it. Already dead to everyone they once knew.

"Probably," he says. "But you say that like we can't do anything to make it better."

"We're already a part of history," they say. "There are things you can't change."

And he laughs. He laughs, till they're a bird devoid of feather, or skin, simple bone, and nothing. No one spoken of in stories. Not the figure that inspired a thousand ships to keep flying out, and surviving.

"We already did," he says. "Just by coming out here."

"By running away," they say.

"No," Teshima says. Like he remembers something he was never told. "I'm here to remind you." It's a grin. It's endless and terrible and they're dead, and alive, at the same time. A different history. "Why do you think I never stop talking."
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[personal profile] spacewives 2017-06-01 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Manami Sangaku / Teshima Junta
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: Character Death
Other Tags: None.

Prompt: "I'm the patron saint of mediocrities!" (Amadeus AU)
Edited 2017-06-01 21:37 (UTC)
mousapelli: (Kuroo Tsukki)

PROMPT: Team Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky

[personal profile] mousapelli 2017-06-01 09:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kuroo/Tsukishima
Fandom: Haikyuu
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: accidental butt photocopying if at all possible

Prompt: Office worker AU. Tsukishima is a normal office worker whose life is incredibly hard for any of the following reasons:
1. Kuroo is a senpai in his section who looks way too good in his suit and tie and keeps dragging tsukki out for drinks by his tie. they make out.
2. Tsukishima's office has the shittiest copier in the world so he has to keep calling the cute copy repair dude with the ridiculous hair who thinks Tsukki is breaking the copier on purpose just to call him again. They make out.
3. Tsukishima is the IT guy who has to keep answering the service desk requests for Kuroo which are plainly ridiculous excuses for Tsukki to have to trek up to his floor and endure comments about how often he 'services' Kuroo's 'equipment.' They make out.
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (sports!!! aomine passions)

Prompt: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] moetushie 2017-06-01 09:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Aomine & Kuroko & Midorima
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke
Major Tags: Violence
Other Tags: that one time they played baseball in Edo Japan

Prompt: After his uncle's tea-shop goes up in smoke, young Kuroko has no choice but to recruit an itinerant swordsman and bespectacled ronin as bodyguards so he can find the samurai who smells like sunflowers! (That's right, it's a Samurai Champloo AU.)
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[personal profile] psiten 2017-06-01 09:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Himuro Izumi/Hayakawa Ryou
Fandom: Princess Nine
Major Tags: None.
Other Tags: Artificial Intelligence.

Prompt: Competing doctoral candidates in the field of artificial intelligence, both dying over their thesis projects.
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[personal profile] psiten 2017-06-01 09:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Onoda Sakamichi/Manami Sangaku
Fandom: Yowamushi Pedal
Major Tags: Umm. This setting is likely to include abusive behavior and bullying? But you don't have to go there.
Other Tags: Genderchange.

Prompt: Manami and Onoda are cis girls starting at an elite high school for girls, in classic shoujo style. Like. Please. CLASSIC SHOUJO, with the pain and the lesbians and the vaguely inappropriate touching and tons of aesthetic *EVERYWHERE*. Bring in any characters you want (all cis girls for this, please, but no need to be femme for all of them).
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[personal profile] dynamite 2017-06-10 06:30 am (UTC)(link)
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: genderswap
Word Count: 515

I'm a soft classic shoujo...... I'm sorry.......

pretend toudou is oneesan laughing somewhere though


The air is somehow softer in the spring. It smells of purple lilacs, heavy and intoxicating, a sweetness that clings to your hair and your skirt as you sit under the awning branches and wait for the light rain to pass. Time doesn’t seem to have any meaning in spring.

But time doesn’t have any meaning for Manami anyway.

Her class president has yet to let up on her lateness to class every morning, but maybe because the peonies had bloomed overnight on the green spring lawn, had let their heavy heads fall pink and flush against every girl who came close enough to brush shy fingers across the lushness of their open blooms, Manami had not been scolded this morning at all, had barely seen the class president but for her retreating back as she walked with the captain of the tennis club, something about the poplar leaves that littered the court after the evening’s rainfall had continued into this morning. Their heads had been close together under the shared umbrella, and Manami had felt happy, if happiness could be such a thing.

Manami finds it hard to be here, heart batting weakly against the cage of grey stone that spires into the sky, holding up this academy’s traditions proudly and expecting the same from her. Her family’s old name had gotten her a place here; she wishes she could leave her name behind, and if she’s lucky, maybe she would be able to leave it behind before it ate whatever was left of her life.

She looks up through the tangle of lilac branches, and she looks up past the dying blooms of sweet lilac, and she can almost see the patch of blue sky beyond that.

“Excuse me, excuse me!” There’s a voice pushing through the leaves, bright and gold. Manami parts the branches. “I’m sorry, I’m new here, could you please help me find the first-year prefect? If you don’t mind, of course!”

There’s a girl there, flushed from a run across the green under the light rain, and her glasses are flecked with water and pink petals blown off the peonies, still so lush, still so alive. Manami can’t help but want such a thing, touches her fingers lightly against the side of this girl’s face where a cluster of petals had gotten caught in her cropped hair. The girl’s skin is warm, the girl flushes as pink as peonies under the soft slide of Manami’s fingers against her cheek, and Manami feels something like the sun bloom inside of her breast.

“Oh course,” Manami says, lightly, easily, and that something like the sun blooms in her smile, too. “I’m Manami Sangaku, it’s nice to meet you.”

“Your name is so pretty! I’m Onoda Sakamichi, it’s a pleasure to meet you, too.” The girl smiles back in flustered thanks.

“Isn’t it curious how our names match.”

And Manami touches a finger to the pink of her lips, pink, so pink, pink like peonies in spring, and her heart beating like wings against the inside of her ribs feels like flying.

chiharu: (Kunimi-chan)


[personal profile] chiharu 2017-06-01 09:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Oikawa &/ Iwaizumi &/ Hanamaki &/ Matsukawa &/ Kunimi &/ Kindaichi &/ Yahaba &/ Watari &/ Kyoutani
Fandom: Haikyuu
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Who has the dick piercing?

Prompt: AU where Seijou is an art school and their joint anatomy/whatever class has to sketch a nude model with a very impressive package. YOU CAN PICK WHO THE MODEL IS.
Edited 2017-06-01 21:46 (UTC)
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[personal profile] momoshiro 2017-06-01 10:03 pm (UTC)(link)
i hate you so much wtf
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[personal profile] psiten 2017-06-01 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Ukai Keishin/Takeda Ittetsu
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None.
Other Tags: Alcohol.

Prompt: Takeda leaves the reception for his best friend's wedding (did he have a crush on his friend? Who knows! You pick!) alone and decides to stop at a bar to decompress.

And then he meets this guy. (Spoiler: it's Ukai.)
Edited 2017-06-01 22:08 (UTC)
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