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SASO Referees ([personal profile] referees) wrote in [community profile] sportsanime2017-06-11 06:56 pm
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Bonus Round 2: Tic-Tac-Toe


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

Get three in a row! That's the goal of this bonus round. Inspired by a fanwork event type called kink bingo, this round encourages you to create and fill out themed prompt cards.

Please read this whole post before commenting to ensure that your team gets the most points possible. There's a lot of text here, but if you read carefully and follow the instructions step by step, you will be okay.

Please refer to the first comment thread of this post for an example of how this round works.


  1. Select a ship to create your prompt card about. Platonic relationships are indicated by an "&" between the names (e.g., Haruki & Kazuma). Non-platonic relationships use "/" (e.g., Haruki/Kazuma). Please don't say "Any pairing," either!

  2. Visit this card generator.
    • Here is a visual guide to using it.
    • The large text box is where you can list prompts if you have your own ideas. Please list at least 9 prompts; you can list more if you want. (The generator says you need at least 24, but it's lying.) Single words or short phrases are better than sentences.
    • Otherwise, you can use the dropdown menu found right below it. Note: some of these prompts lists are NSFW. (NSFW prompts are a-ok as long as you tag for it.) If you don't like some of the options that appear in a prompt list, you can delete them.
    • Text prompts only, please. Also, each card square must be unique—don't list the same prompt 9 times.
    • In "Configuration Options," make sure you select 3x3 and (Normal prompt). This is the most important step!
    • Leave the tic-tac-toe card with its default colors, so everyone can read it clearly.
    • Click the "Create a bingo card" button.
    • Scroll down to see the card that was created for you. If you don't like the prompts it picked, you can reroll by clicking "Create a bingo card" again.
    • When you're satisfied, scroll further down the page until you see a textarea box full of HTML.
  3. Copy and paste the HTML from the box and into the body of your prompt comment, then post!


Fill prompts by selecting an individual square to create fanwork for, then leaving a responding comment to the prompt with your newly-created work. (Optional:) If you can fill three squares from a prompt in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line, you get a tic-tac-toe (and an additional point bonus)! You can also just fill prompts as you please and get standard points.
  • Prompt squares are labeled as follows:
    A1 B1 C1
    A2 B2 C2
    A3 B3 C3
  • If you're trying for tic-tac-toe, you cannot combine squares into one fill. If your fill can satisfy multiple squares, pick the most relevant square: e.g., one square is sailing and another is pirates and you make a fill about pirates sailing, it's mostly pirates so put down the pirates square.
  • Each fill must stand alone as an individual piece, but all your fills can slot into a larger universe if you'd like.
  • You cannot fill a prompt square more than once, but you can fill every square on a tic tac toe card if you want to.
  • You cannot work with your teammates to get a tic-tac-toe. Only individually achieved tic-tac-toes get the bonus.
  • Multiple people can fill the same prompt square. You cannot "block" others from getting tic-tac-toe.
  • Remember to also follow the general bonus round rules, outlined here.
  • Here is a prompt/fill index for your convenience.

Bonus round shenanigans all happen in the comments below. Brand-new works only, please.

Required Work Minimums:
  • 400 words (prose)
  • 400px by 400px (art/images)
  • 14 lines (poetry)
There is no max work cap.

Format your comment in one of the following ways:

  • 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.

  • Replace [SQUARE] with the specific square you're filling (e.g., B2). Click here to see a comment thread example of which square is which.
  • 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.
  • Replace [SQUARE] with the specific square you're filling (e.g., B2). Click here to see a comment thread example of which square is which.
  • 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.

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 for each tic-tac-toe card (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
Tic-tac-toe Bonus: 2 points each for the first 12 achieved by your team

All scored content must be created new for this round.

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!
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PROMPT: Team Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov

[personal profile] foxrocksthesesocksss 2017-06-12 01:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov OR Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky OR Christophe Giacometti/Phichit Chulanont OR Ji Guang-Hong/Leo de la Iglesias OR Jean-Jacques Leroy &/ Otabek Altin &/ Yuri Plisetsky
Fandom: Yuri!! on Ice
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: disney songs!!, feel free to nsfw, will also accept jj x happiness

just around the riverbend a whole new world once upon a dream
be our guest when i see an elephant fly be prepared
under the sea someday bare necessities

chiharu: (Guanghong)


[personal profile] chiharu 2017-06-14 10:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: ji guang-hong / leo de la iglesias
Fandom: yuri on ice
Major tags: none
Other tags: disneyworld, jj is also there
Square: when i see an elephant fly
Word count: 664


Going to Disneyworld had been Phichit's idea. He'd seen photos of Viktor and Yuuri's recent trip to Tokyo Disney on instagram and gone into a veritable pout during joint practice, where Leo's coach worked them all relentlessly. Leo had thought she'd let them off more easily, considering this was their off-season pseudo-break. He knows for a fact that Guanghong only came to Michigan to shop and escape the Beijing summer. As for Phichit, well, Leo never knows why he does anything.

Still, the idea of a trip to Disneyworld had stuck. To Leo's surprise and horror, Phichit manages to organize an extended trip to Orlando and invite half of their friends slash competitors.

At least Guanghong is excited, Leo thinks after they manage to talk Leo's coach into giving him a week of vacation. Guanghong spends the first week of August researching rides and attractions and carefully coordinating outfits that don't have to match his skates. "I've always wanted to go," Guanghong had said with starry eyes while Leo watched him pack. "We should match. I hear people wear matching clothes at the Tokyo parks!"

"Did you hear about it or did you see it after stalking the instagram tag?" Leo grins.

This makes Guanghong flush. "Don't bully me," he says in a small, sly voice that makes Leo want to do just that.

In Orlando, they meet up with Otabek, Yuri, and JJ of all people. Leo has a suspicion that Yuri is only here to spite Viktor and Yuuri for not being invited on their trip, and a silent nod from Otabek confirms it. They manage to check into their off-site hotel in one piece, even after getting recognized by some European tourists. "It's JJ Style!" JJ had shouted even though the tourists only wanted photos with Otabek.

"We can always ditch them," Leo confirms in the privacy of his and Guanghong's room. Their balcony overlooks a pool. He can already see Phichit and JJ splashing in there and making a scene.

Guanghong just laughs as he carefully deliberates between two outfits. "Mean. You're so mean."

"I'm not!" Leo insists, and pulls Guanghong into a back hug to prove it. They end up laughing and stumbling onto Guanghong's bed. Leo blows a raspberry onto Guanghong's neck and grins when they go tumbling onto the floor.

Leo's theory is confirmed the next day at Magic Kingdom. They don't ditch the others as much as lose them in the crowd. Yuri runs off to Tomorrowland and drags Otabek with him, while Phichit disappears into the Haunted Mansion with JJ. Guanghong doesn't seem perturbed by this, as he spends his time carefully choosing matching headbands while Leo frantically texts everyone.

"Don't fret," Guanghong says with a smile as he puts an alien hat from Toy Story on Leo's head. He's donning a Stitch hat himself, and Leo kind of wishes he was Lilo so he can keep Guanghong forever.

The park is crowded enough that no one bats an eye at the sight of Leo and Guanghong hand in hand. Together, they take selfies in front of Cinderella's Castle and snap goofy pictures while waiting for the Dwarf's Train. Guanghong screams and squeezes Leo's hand so tightly during Splash Mountain that Leo almost goes numb. Yet, he can't find it in himself to mind.

By the time they arrive at Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Guanghong is giddy and has sugar from his churros on his cheeks. Silently, they watch as the carts rise to the sky and begin moving. A little girl is laughing and giggling in her Dumbo cart as she waves down at them. Leo smiles when Guanghong waves back.

"Want to wait in line?" Leo asks, adjusting his hat.

Guanghong turns to him and beams. "No. Let's just stay here for a while."

"Okay," Leo says and slips his hand back into Guanghong's.

They say Disneyworld is the happiest place on Earth, but Leo is just happy to be here with Guanghong.

marks: (kageyama (hq))

PROMPT: Team Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky

[personal profile] marks 2017-06-12 01:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: Sexual content
Other Tags: more texts from last night!


well i mean we just followed them into an alien and astronaut party. there was tin foil everywhere You are my best friend but sometimes best friends need to punch each other in the face he was my book buddy in 1st grade. The kid taught me how to read, the least I could do was give him head.
all i remember is you climbed in a garbage can and said you were trashed We got caught fucking on the couch while I was in my Godzilla onesie. My professor complimented me on the well drawn penis on my face then asked if I would like a seat closer to the garbage can.
So I feel really bad about last night...can i give you a blow job and we call it even? you came in and threw goldfish on our blue carpet and screamed SWIM BITCHES and then made me drink a best friends potion with you I'm not saying going to the volleyball games drunk on Tuesday night was a bad idea I'm just saying we shouldn't make a routine of it.
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[personal profile] notallbees 2017-06-14 02:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Iwaizumi Koutarou/Oikawa Tooru
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: Sexual Content
Other Tags: Caught having sex
Square: We got caught fucking on the couch while I was in my Godzilla onesie.
Word Count: None

Image linked is NSFW! :3
I wanted to fill all of these omg


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[personal profile] andramion 2017-06-12 01:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kuroo Tetsurou/Bokuto Koutarou(/Akaashi Keiji) OR Tsukishima Kei/Tanaka Ryuunosuke(/Hinata Shouyou)
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: the MCR lyrics edition, GUESS WHO HASNT OUTGROWN THEIR EMO PHASE, band AUs are oh so welcome but don't feel obligated, all ratings welcome, i know A3 is from a SAD but please no character death

So many bright lights that cast a shadow If life ain't just a joke, then why are we laughing? We got innocence for days
Cause I love all the poison away with the boys in the band It was the roar of the crowd that gave me heartache to sing I don't love you like I did yesterday
The hardest part of this is leaving you They say "All teenages scare the living shit out of me" Who walks among the famous living dead

Edited 2017-06-12 13:47 (UTC)
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[personal profile] wino 2017-06-12 03:52 pm (UTC)(link)
ex-emos represent
marks: little orphan annie (hinata (hq))

PROMPT: Team Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky

[personal profile] marks 2017-06-12 01:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Hinata Shoyou/Kageyama Tobio
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: is any pairing better for birdsrightsactivist prompts? science says no.


I ISN’T A PEEP I NOT FILLED WITH MARSHMALLOW I FILL WITH RAGE “Flying is an activity, not an accomplishment.” EXCUSE YOU???? attempting bicycle
i been working on my summer bod: it the same as my regular body , but this time more popsackles in it somteim i scared (cats; clean windos). the world scary to a small bird. but when someoene tell me they loaf me it make me feel big and huge. more like opposable dumbs
am i pretty??????????????? ????????????????? yes. i am feel uncomfortable when we are not about me? uhh… pants? :(

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Re: PROMPT: Team Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky

[personal profile] gogoshiki 2017-06-12 03:50 pm (UTC)(link)

FILL: Team Grandstand, T

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Re: FILL: Team Grandstand, T

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Re: FILL: Team Grandstand, T

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Re: FILL: Team Grandstand, T

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Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] greenowl 2017-06-12 02:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Yoshimoto Hikaru/Mita Kanako
Fandom: Princess Nine
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

autumn wine valentines day syrup birthday cider
anniversary cocktail midsummer orange juice spring lemonade
winter cocoa christmas tea summer coffee

Edited 2017-06-13 01:51 (UTC)
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[personal profile] hatchbacks 2017-06-17 12:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Hikaru/Kanako
Fandom: Princess Nine
Square: valentines day syrup
Word Count: 404


Hikaru drenches her waffles in the expensive maple syrup Kanako buys her. Kanako’s parents, on the few occasions they have to eat breakfast with the two of them, are quick to point out how unhealthy and wasteful it is, dropping their favorite passive-aggressive hints that since Kanako’s in medical school now she ought to use her expert opinion to tell Hikaru to dial it down. Kanako smiles and nods and buys Hikaru another bottle when she goes through the current one, because her parents are completely missing the point.

It’s not that it’s healthy, but Hikaru works out and brushes her teeth; she’s back to playing softball on her college team (baseball was fun, but different; the smaller diamond and the larger ball, pitches curving like a cosine through the air have always called to Hikaru more than the glory and recognition she’s gotten from baseball, and Kanako gets it). And Kanako wants to indulge her, simple as that. Maybe that’s what this kind of relationship is, balancing the desire to spoil the other person rotten and doing what’s best for them, and in the scheme of things Kanako’s got nothing else to spend her outrageously-large inheritance from her grandmother on. Why not fancy, imported syrup? Even if it’s not a health benefit, they don’t have to live a rigid lifestyle if they can afford not to (Kanako had spent too much time in the beginning of that first year of high school on the outside looking in at what she’d wanted and had enough room to do not to know that).

She buys Hikaru a new bottle on Valentine’s Day, even though there’s one half-finished and sticky with Hikaru’s syrup-stained fingerprints already in the fridge. The new one’s from a different manufacturer, some kind of Canadian reserve brand.

“Tell me how it is,” Kanako says, pushing up her glasses. “And don’t get me anything until white day.”

Hikaru rolls her eyes. “Please. Here.”

She holds out her fork full of buttery, syrupy waffle. It’s bad; Kanako doesn't need the extra sugar. She bites it off the end, and God this syrup is good (if Hikaru prefers the other stuff, Kanako’s going to buy this one for herself every once in a while).

“Good, right?” says Hikaru, grinning.

She doesn’t wait for Kanako’s answer, lips meeting hers in a sticky, overly-sweet kiss that Kanako doesn’t mind in the slightest.
factorielle: ([亮介] maybe i won't get caught)

PROMPT: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] factorielle 2017-06-12 02:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kominato Ryousuke/&Isashiki Jun
Fandom: Daiya no A / Ace of Diamond
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: lyrics are great when you're out of inspiration


Under the summer rain, I burnt away does he curse upon my face

do I symbolize disgrace
And you're in love, in love without me
I'm trying to let you know that you're not just another What you tryin' to do, lookin' in my eyes

Pretty boy step back, you don't wanna take this fight
In search of silver linings, we discovered gold
You always try to see yourself

Through the eyes of someone else
I thought I knew myself, somehow you know me more The thoughtless kindness of a coffee cup waiting by the door

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Re: PROMPT: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] soup 2017-06-12 02:08 pm (UTC)(link)
sits here I'LL BE BACK

Re: PROMPT: Team Grandstand

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Re: PROMPT: Team Grandstand

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Prompt: Team Grandstand

[personal profile] impyrn 2017-06-12 02:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Nijimura Shuuzou/Haizaki Shougo
Fandom: Kuroko no Basket
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Problems that can't be solved by hitting


Bad Habit Lost Object Disempowered
Air Leak Forgotten Birthday/Anniversary Insomnia
Identity Crisis Out of Order Loneliness

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[personal profile] hatchbacks 2017-06-14 10:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Nijimura/Haizaki
Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke
Square: Disempowered
Word Count: 549


Shuuzou’s not really sure what he expects out of Shougo right now, if anything. He’d thought, on the taxi the way over, about how Shougo might turn and run, claim to forget something when they get to the hospital, and then realizes it’s a little unfair to Shougo. Shougo wouldn’t lie about this, even if the hospital makes him uncomfortable or he’s not sure he should be here. It’s not as simple as that he should be because Shuuzou needs him to be, needs someone to distract him with a stupid argument or basketball bullshit or something else that isn’t the fact that his dad’s dying and he can’t fucking deal with it at all.

It’s been a long time coming; he’s been sick for so long; it’s always called a relief when he reads a story about this kind of thing in a magazine but right now it’s not. His dad had been doing okay, until he wasn’t anymore, the same cycle it had always been, but this time it had just gotten worse and worse. And he’s the eldest son; he’s the one who needs to take some fucking responsibility here, let his mother grieve for her husband, let the kids (they’re still fucking kids, still in high school) grieve for the father they never knew as healthy.

Shuuzou doesn’t want to bear the burden. It weighs double, maybe, because of how he’d drifted as a kid, how horrible he’d been to his parents; that weight comes on top of everything and he’s going to have to find some way to pick it up and carry it someday but the only thing to do right now is lean on Shougo. And Shougo hadn’t signed up for this; they’re still trying to feel out their relationship, feel out each other as adults, but relationships are always going to be full of things no one signed up for or realized.

“You want me to get you anything?” Shougo says.

All the sarcasm, any veneer of condescension is stripped from his voice. Shuuzou shakes his head. They wait in the waiting room (how did they get there?) and Shougo gets dinner for the kids. Their mom is in with him; Shuuzou leans back against the wall. He doesn’t know what this is going to be; he can’t just sit here in suspension but he can’t miss any last chance to be with his father. It just feels like whatever he does or doesn’t do is wrong, futile, pointless.

The kids fall asleep on each other; Shougo’s yawning but his arm is draped around Shuuzou’s shoulders.

“If you need to say anything,” he says.

“I can’t,” says Shuuzou. “I can’t fucking do anything; it’s like—”

He catches Shougo’s eyes; Shougo knows exactly what it’s like, too well, in too many ways, and Shuuzou’s forgotten all about that, long ago and less so and even now the ways the world boxes him in and locks him out and everything he does seems so fucking inconsequential. He wraps his arms around Shougo; Shougo’s eyes widen in surprise before Shuuzou tucks his face into Shougo’s neck (and all of a sudden he wants to cry, but he’s not going to fucking do that yet).

“Weirdo,” says Shougo, with nothing but affection in his voice.
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[personal profile] multilinear 2017-06-12 02:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: victuuri
Fandom: yuri on ice
Major tags: none.
Other tags: it's all just nell, ok,

my eden / come to me / slowly / just like that i want you to stay / perhaps i should have said so i want to remember your face one last time
i know i'm broken / but please don't throw me away / once i'm fixed / i could be beautiful embrace me / don't say a word / instead of words / give me a shoulder i can rest on i'd like to ask you just one thing: / is it okay to believe that we were once in love?
sharing heart and soul / sharing blood and bones / that's what lovers do crave / i never had you / yet i feel so lonely without you / beautiful stranger after all these years / you are still the love of my life / yes. you are

Edited 2017-06-12 14:22 (UTC)
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[personal profile] gionkenji 2017-06-12 10:16 pm (UTC)(link)
nice nice nice
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[personal profile] ioo 2017-06-12 02:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru OR Ushijima Wakatoshi/Oikawa Tooru
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: (potential) graphic depictions of violence, potential sexual content
Other Tags: potential discussion of mental health issues (for the night in the woods prompt), video games edition, nsfw is fine


night in the woods mass effect dragon age
bioshock the witcher stardew valley
fallout overwatch borderlands

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[personal profile] wino 2017-06-12 03:51 pm (UTC)(link)
im so mad i dont game
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[personal profile] ellipsometry 2017-06-12 02:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: oikawa tooru/iwaizumi hajime
Fandom: haikyuu!!
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: the clues-from-my-crossword-puzzle-this-morning edition lmao

old things, done over letters to the stars bound together
angelic figures high school rally unwilling, long ago
disreputable wenches enormously little hope huge hands

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[personal profile] ioo 2017-06-15 11:53 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None.
Other Tags: None.
Square: old things, done over
Word Count: ~1400 words

This is super rushed and unrefined and I'm sorry for that ; -; I would have spent weeks on this had it not been a requirement for my team to gather as many points as possible ehe ^^;

Despite that, let me say that this is a little bittersweet, about a break up and a make up. This takes place after the make up, and both Hajime and Tooru find that they haven't changed all that much in 2 years.

All three of my fills for your prompts will include some kind of allusion to soulmates, but in this one it's more of a concept than a reality.

I hope you enjoy it !


"You still do that?"

Tooru jumps at the sound of Hajime's voice, a voice that he's gotten so used to missing and wishing to hear, if only just one more time. Hajime is leaning against the doorframe, a foot hooked around an ankle, arms crossed and hair mussed. There's a small smile on his face, one that Tooru's only ever really seen beneath blankets, and hidden beneath the cup of Hajime's hand, until now. It's a sight so familiar and foreign at the same time, and Tooru can hardly handle the conflicting emotions raging, circling in his chest like a storm.

"Do what?"

Hajime tilts his head, gesturing at Tooru's hands, currently clutching his mug of coffee for dear life. It's still hard for him to process the fact that Hajime, his Iwa-chan, his everything for a while now, is back, living in the same space as him, under the same roof, without the static crawling up their spine and making everything a little too difficult to handle, a little too tense.

"Make your coffee like that."

Hajime pushes himself off the doorframe and steps into the kitchen, bare feet making no sound whatsoever against the cold tiles. It's disorienting, how ethereal the sight is. Tooru fights the urge to retreat, to scramble back and press himself against the opposite wall, because he feels like Hajime may just walk through him, prove to Tooru once and for all that this is just a dream.

Instead, a warm hand lands on his lower back, and Hajime dips down to graze Tooru's bare shoulder with his lips, a good morning greeting of sorts. It's the tiniest hint of pressure, but it wakes Tooru up nonetheless, sends his heart skyrocketing along with his spirits. He lifts a hand, threads his fingers through Hajime's coarse hair and releases a breath he suspects he's been holding for much too long, weeks, maybe months, perhaps years.

It feels good. It feels so good.

"You put the sugar first, then the coffee, then the milk," Hajime mumbles, voice muffled by Tooru's skin. He shifts, pressing his forehead into the crook of Tooru's neck, and winds his arms around his waist. It's a tight, locked embrace, but Tooru has never felt more free. "You've always stuck to that pattern. It's nice to see that hasn't changed."

Tooru looks down at his hands, down into his mug, empty save for a small pile of sugar. The coffee machine beeps, announcing the second part of his morning-coffee pattern, and Tooru realises that Hajime's right, but the revelation does not come as a surprise. Hajime's always known Tooru better than Tooru knows himself, always has been the one to notice the tiny little details that come together, like puzzle pieces, to form the person that Tooru is.

Tooru knows the reverse is true for him, too. He knows each and every one of Hajime's quirks, what makes Hajime who he is, and who he will be. He knows that Hajime brushes his teeth with his left hand, despite being right handed. He knows that Hajime chews the ends of his pens and hates the smell of coins. He knows that Hajime puts three sugars in his coffee and is just as much of a sweet tooth as Tooru, but will never admit it because he was the first to get a cavity, and the wound on his pride is still fresh, thirteen years later.

That's the thing about rediscovery, Tooru thinks. It's supposed to be this painful thing, because people can change so much in the course of a month, and it's been years, for them. Tooru finds himself wondering, is he going to have to walk through a minefield to be with Hajime again?

Do you still do that? Do you still behave like that? Does this still annoy you?

Question after question after question leads to hesitance. To be unsure around the one person who's managed to build your very foundations is like being robbed of a home, having the protective walls around your heart be torn down by a whirlwind of insecurities.

With Hajime, though, Tooru finds that it is not as painful as he imagined.

There's very little question about what they're like, two years down the line and fully healed from that awful fight. It's like something has tied them together, a constant flow of information linking the both of them, preventing one another from being in the dark, even as they begin to realise things about themselves. Tooru looking back on his behaviour and mourning the things he's said, and Hajime somehow aware, even now, of his guilt, and his regrets. Hajime thinking back to what he could've said, and Tooru sharing his thoughts, even now.

Hanamaki's pointed out countless times how Tooru has changed, matured over the years, but Hajime still brings out the part of him that likes to whine, the part of him that wants all of Hajime's attention for himself and to marathon animated Disney movies all day, the one that wants to build blanket forts and renew his attempts at being a conspiracy theorist, just because he knows Hajime'd listen with utmost seriousness, no matter what Tooru encroaches on.

Matsukawa's often spoken to Tooru about the way he seems to have gone more serious, to have lost some of his play, and though it is not bad, because they're growing up, and a certain level of maturity and social awareness is required from someone on the National Team, it is different. Yet, Hajime still makes him want to pour an endless amount of pepper into his udon bowl, just to see his reaction, or steal the blankets from him when the windows are open and the nights bleeding from summer into fall become a little bit chilly, because an irritated Iwa-chan is one who pays attention solely to Tooru.

Hajime doesn't seem so different, and neither does Tooru, but they know that they've changed, that they should be strangers to each other.

And yet, they are not. This new relationship of theirs, though Tooru has been in a dream-haze ever since Hajime showed up at his door a month ago, is just like the old.

Tooru hardly believes in fate. He likes to think about building his destiny, paving the way to success, to the olympics, to happiness, with the steps that he takes on his own. He likes to think that Hajime came back not due to a larger cosmic power, but from his own will. He knows that's what happened. He knows that they can't be apart for too long without gravitating back to each other like two stars, always circling around each other, so close to merging, but never quite there.

There is a part of him, however, the part of him made from the dust of ages past, of old kings and their loyal knights, perhaps, that likes to entertain the fantasy. He thinks of the red string of fate, and wonders whether one of them might be tied to Hajime's pinky finger, and linked to his own. A strange and magical connection that shows up in unexpected places, one that manifests itself in tiny little things. Tooru feels that red string everywhere around him.

It's in the second toothbrush, at the edge of the sink and labelled 岩. It's in the beat up sneakers sitting in the genkan, it's in the half of Tooru's closet, empty for years now, finally finding use housing shirts and work uniforms and Hajime's trademark nerdy t-shirts. It's in the computer on the kotatsu, and the extra phone charging on his nightstand. It's in the sound of running water in the bathroom when Tooru wakes up, and in the weight of Hajime's arm across his waist when he goes to sleep. It's in the smell of Hajime's shampoo permeating their bedsheets, and in the sound of him coming home from work in the evening.

It's in the old things that don't seem so old anymore, like habits, and scars and birthmarks, and the smell of a coffee that's only made in a certain way, and the hands sneaking under the material of Tooru's sweater, grazing the flesh of his abdomen and sparking a pleasant flutter in his chest.

"This is familiar, then, isn't it?" he whispers, finally finding it in himself to reach above him for a second mug.

He feels the ghost of Hajime's laughter against the skin of his neck, and decides that this is much, much better than a dream.
Edited 2017-06-15 12:05 (UTC)
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Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] greenowl 2017-06-12 02:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Daidouji Mao/Hayakawa Ryou
Fandom: Princess Nine
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

exchanging gifts watching movies stargazing
holding hands going on a date confessing
playing video games together cuddling dancing

Edited 2017-06-13 01:55 (UTC)
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[personal profile] multilinear 2017-06-12 02:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: aomine &/ kuroko &/ himuro &/ kagami (you can pick and choose tbh it can be the foursome, it can be just like, two people, up to u)
Fandom: kuroko no basket
Major Tags: suggestive sexual content, swearing
Other Tags: are these all soulja boy lyrics ?? yes they are


i'm so fucking rich man watch me hit my bird walk / watch me hit my bird walk get low to da floor / now bend it / get it / get it
got a 47 up in math / a 67 in english / a 14 in science / man what the fuck is this B DOUBLE O-T-Y-M-E-A-T / you know it / dats dat bootymeat down wit the crew / lookin so clean every time i ride through / what's hannenin?
i gives a fuck / go on / come to my motherfucking zone / i got me another mil on my motherfucking phone i be so fresh to death / yeah i'm in the sky / you know watching dreams come true hopped up out the bed / turn my swag on / took a look in the mirror said what's up / yeah i'm gettin money (ooh)

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[personal profile] fickle 2017-06-12 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] ioo 2017-06-12 02:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Ushijima Wakatoshi/Oikawa Tooru or Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: possible sexual content, possible violence
Other Tags: angst, mutual pining, unrequited that's not actually unrequited, FHQ? maybe for some of them, melanie martinez lyrics


You know I give a fuck about you everyday / Guess it's time that I tell you the truth / If I share my toys will you let me stay? / Don't wanna leave this play date with you Love everything you do / When you call me fucking dumb for the stupid shit I do / Wanna ride my bike with you / Fully undressed / No training wheels left for you Teddy bear / you were my teddy bear / You were comforting and quiet / How did love become so violent? / Teddy bear you were my teddy bear / Everything was so sweet until you tried to kill me
And it's all fun and games / 'Til somebody falls in love / But you've already bought a ticket / And there's no turning back now Ashes ashes time to go down / Ooh-ooh honey do you want me now? / Can't take it anymore / Need to put you to bed / Sing you a lullaby where you die at the end I'm tired of being careful / tiptoe / trying to keep the water warm / Let me under your skin / Uh-oh there it goes / I said too much it overflowed / Why do I always spill?
Your heart's too big for your body / That's why it won't fit inside / You pour it out / Where everyone can see Your skin is warm like an oven / Your kiss is sugary sweet / Your fingers feel like cotton / When you put your arms around me Pacify her / She's getting on my nerves / You don't love her / Stop lying with those words

Edited 2017-06-12 14:44 (UTC)
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[personal profile] wino 2017-06-12 03:54 pm (UTC)(link)
zeroes in on your ushioi prompts :')


[personal profile] fickle - 2017-06-14 13:09 (UTC) - Expand
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[personal profile] multilinear 2017-06-12 02:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: sanada shunpei &/ narumiya mei &/ miyuki kazuya (two out of three is also fine)
Fandom: daiya
Major Tags: strong language, swearing, mention of alcohol
Other Tags: these are all answers from lil jons reddit ama. i am not even remotely sorry.



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[personal profile] marks 2017-06-12 02:52 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] ioo 2017-06-12 02:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: magic, i'll love you if non human creatures have diff anatomy (eyes, hands, ears, sharp teeth <3)


nagas merfolk nymphs
modern magic fairies sorcerers
wonderland elves dragons

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[personal profile] helwolves 2017-06-12 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
*eyes emoji*
marks: just don't piss him off (happy yamaguchi (hq))

PROMPT: Team Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky

[personal profile] marks 2017-06-12 02:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Hinata Shouyou &/ Kageyama Tobio &/ Tsukishima Kei &/ Yamaguchi Tadashi (in any combination with any mix of friendship + romantic ships; leaving a couple of the characters out is fine)
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: Dubcon
Other Tags: all Hurt/Comfort scenarios because I live in that place, feel free to make this hurt, don't worry I'll get Yachi in there in another prompt


accidental mating for life forced to rely on enemy / rival exhaustion
amnesia hugs begging
taking care of somebody fever/delirium body / mindswap
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[personal profile] multilinear 2017-06-12 02:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: imanaru
Fandom: yowamushi pedal
Major Tags: none.
Other Tags: honestly these are all just ygo abridged quotes

the following cartoon is based on real events. you can't fix all your problems by mind-crushing people! screw the rules! i have money!!
your mother plays card games in hell my breasts are not fake! it looks like the rules (puts on a pair of sunglasses) just got screwed! YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
we're both hot! hot hot hot! we are quite sexy! it's like something out of h. p. lovecraft only gay i can't believe what i'm seeing! a giant rock! it's a rock and it's giant!

Edited 2017-06-12 14:56 (UTC)
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[personal profile] chiharu 2017-06-14 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: imaizumi shunsuke / naruko shoukichi
Fandom: yowapeda
Major tags: none
Other tags: talk about personal finances, future fic
Square: screw the rules! i have money!!
Word count: 466


Naruko's old Toshiba officially dies on a Friday, when he's surfing niconico. "Ack!" He throws both hands to his head and nearly falls off his stool at the kitchen counter until Imaizumi comes over and gently sets his own iPad in front of Naruko.

"Just use this," Imaizumi says, which should have been the end of it.

It's not, because the iPad is sitting perfectly on Imaizumi's desk when he comes back from practice the next day. Naruko is already gone by them, and a cursory glance at their calendar says he's off to a team event in Yokohama. Imaizumi almost laughs because in their four years of dating and two years of cohabiting, Naruko has very rarely put remote controls, spice bottles, and clothes where they belong. Despite having a cleaner come in twice a month, Imaizumi still finds red Kamen Rider action figures and magazines where they don't belong.

After that, Naruko defaults to using his smartphone for everything. It's not a bad idea, but his red Toshiba still sits on the coffee table. It's covered by stickers and almost unrecognizable from the laptop Naruko had bought with his first official league paycheck. Imaizumi spends a week staring at it before taking action.

"What's this?" Naruko asks when the new Macbook Air gets delivered to their apartment. He's spread out across the couch with his hair spilling over the side arms, looking very much like the 15-year-old Imaizumi had first met at cycling club practice. "Something from your mom?"

"Something for you." Imaizumi says, and hands the box over. He watches patiently as Naruko's confusion turns to excitement, then to something more subdued.

"Ah, hotshot," Naruko says softly. "You didn't have to get me this."

Imaizumi raises an eyebrow. "You needed it."

"This is so expensive!" Naruko adds, cradling the laptop like it's a baby. "You could've just gotten something cheaper!"

"I wanted you to have this."

This makes Naruko pout. Even after becoming a professional athlete, Naruko hardly spends money on anything besides his bike. Even that is mostly covered by his team now. They'd fought, in the beginning, about paying rent until Imaizumi revealed that he had bought out their apartment in Ueno. Imaizumi knows that Naruko sends most of his money home to his parents and siblings, and he tries not to make Naruko uncomfortable with his standard of living.

"I wanted you to have something nice," Imaizumi explains slowly. He pauses when Naruko sets the laptop down and makes a grabby hand motion at Imaizumi.

Naruko waits for Imaizumi to step into his space before headbutting Imaizumi's chest. "Aw, hotshot! You're already the nicest thing in my life!" He pauses. "Now we just gotta find a red case for this!"

Imaizumi just smiles into Naruko's hair. Some things never change.

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[personal profile] thehauntedboy 2017-06-12 02:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kageyama Tobio/Sugawara Koushi
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: possible child abuse, possible sexual content
Other Tags:

All Work vs. All Play Dark and Troubled Past Beware the Honest Ones
Machine Empathy Hates Being Touched Until Lawful Stupid
You Forget How Much I Need Your Guidence Undying Loyalty No Sense of Humor
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[personal profile] notallbees 2017-06-13 09:08 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] ioo 2017-06-12 03:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru OR Ushijima Wakatoshi/Oikawa Tooru
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Major Tags: Potential major character death (in ghost prompt), possible sexual content, possible graphic violence, potential body horror,
Other Tags: self-indulgence city, nsfw is welcome, so is tooth-rotting fluff, god this is kinda gross isn't it, im not sorry tho, order of names kinda matters but not rly,


angel/human monster (aka plant? creature)/human human (mage)/spirit or ghost or yurei or jiangshi or smth of that nature
vampire/human dragon-shifter/human werewolf/human
cyborg or android/human demon/human mermaid/human

Edited 2017-06-12 15:20 (UTC)
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[personal profile] wino 2017-06-16 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: ushijima/oikawa
Fandom: haikyuu
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: supernatural elements
Square: angel/human
Word Count: 743


Purpose, for Ushijima, is not simply an assignment. It is written in the very fabric of his being, whether he manifests as light, as waves of sound, as an Eldritch monstrosity, or as a mortal. Free will is a touchy subject for many angel folk, current or otherwise, but for Ushijima it is an unnecessary debate. If he were created for a certain task, he will carry out that task as dutifully as he can.

Besides, they are not completely at a lack for choice. He is able to choose his form, and his earth name; he is able to pursue various hobbies, like the garden he tends to in the back of his home, as long as he does not detract from his missions of spreading goodwill to mankind. Sometimes, when the other messengers are busy, he picks up the slack. Other times, though this is a less frequent occurrence, he chooses someone to watch over.

One time, and only one time, he falls in love.


"Are you serious?" says Oikawa at their seventh date—he assumed the holy number would be the most appropriate—after Ushijima has disclosed who, or what, he is. Oikawa had been in the middle of taking a bite when Ushijima confessed, so his fork-holding hand remains suspended and stationary midway to his shock-opened mouth. Ushijima reaches across the table to set it down, which Oikawa allows wordlessly, proof that he truly is too astounded to make a quip, like, 'I can put my own hand down, Ushiwaka-chan, thank you very much.'

Ushijima contemplates letting his serious face do the talking for him, then realizes that it might be a confusing, since he has deliberately picked solemn features to wear. He opts for a somber, "yes," and hopes that Oikawa will not ask again. He had thought that knowing him better would have made it clear that he does not often say things in jest, but Oikawa's reaction is hardly unusual human behavior.

He waits for Oikawa to recover, which takes considerably less time than he'd thought, but Oikawa never quite conforms to expectation.

"Let me get this straight," says Oikawa, pushing up the glasses he insists on wearing for cosmetic reasons. "All that weird stuff you said to me before, the ones you said you read about me online—"

"I already knew," finishes Ushijima, nodding. "I can glimpse a person's history by touching them."

"So when you told me I should've gone to Shiratorizawa in high school, it was because—"

"It would've been the most ideal course for your life. As would taking some time for physical therapy before pursuing volleyball in university have prevented your career-ending injury."

"You really know how to tread on a guy's soft spots, Ushiwaka-chan."

"I apologize."

Oikawa waves it away, saying, "you've always been crap at reading the room, but I guess you had a reason." He carefully pushes his plate aside to rest his elbows on the table, fingers interlocked. This is Oikawa's thinking mode, and while Ushijima is very fond of it, he braces himself for a barrage of questions.

Surprisingly—or unsurprisingly, having established that Oikawa is always surprising—the questions don't come. Instead, Oikawa says, "no offense, but I don't agree with your idea of the best path my life could've taken. I made my own choices, and I get to live with them. That's part of the experience." The human experience is a caveat left implied.

Ushijima can't say he understands completely. "And if you have regrets?"

"I'd live with those too," says Oikawa, slipping out of thinking mode and leaning back on his chair, a smirk on his lips as he regards Ushijima. "I mean, will I regret dating a literal Angel of the Lord? Only time will tell."

"I hope you won't," says Ushijima, honestly, because he can only ever be that. He cannot bear becoming something that will cause Oikawa sorrow. Oikawa's smirk softens into a smile, the kind that does not often make it out of private moments.

"Ordering dessert right now might lower the chances," says Oikawa, his voice sweeter than the heavenly choir itself.


Their time is numbered and their relationship imperfect, but he makes it his sacred duty all the same to ensure that he will not become a regret to Oikawa, and neither will he let Oikawa become a regret to him.

It is not his purpose, far from it; but it is his choice.
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[personal profile] antler_action 2017-06-12 03:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kawamura Takashi/Fuji Shuusuke
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: Supernatural elements (youkai)

inugami ningyo rokurokubi
kitsune shirime baku
kamaitachi tengu bakeneko
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[personal profile] yrindor 2017-06-13 12:02 am (UTC)(link)
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Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] greenowl 2017-06-12 03:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Morimura Seira/Tokashiki Yoko
Fandom: Princess Nine
Major Tags: potential character death,potential abuse
Other Tags: go dark, I dare you :)

I still see you in my dreams id die a million deaths for you save yourself the trouble
ill do it if you do I wanna see you come undone Kiss me or kill me
dont do this please leave me alone I'm done
Edited 2017-06-13 01:59 (UTC)
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Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] greenowl 2017-06-12 03:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Mouri Nene/Hotta Kouharu/Azuma Yuki
Fandom: Princess Nine
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: none

Teal Violet Brown
White Gold Grey
Crème Blue Yellow

Edited 2017-06-13 02:03 (UTC)
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Prompt: Team Daiya no Ace

[personal profile] greenowl 2017-06-12 03:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Kawakami Norifumi/Sawamura Eijun
Fandom: Daiya no Ace
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: feels v1

selflessness greed jealousy
infatuation boredom patience
longing sorrow gratitude

Edited 2017-06-13 02:08 (UTC)
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prompt: team grandstand

[personal profile] miaoujones 2017-06-12 03:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: miyuki kazuya/takigawa chris yuu
Fandom: daiya no a | ace of diamond
Major Tags: none
Other Tags: onerepublic oh my my edition


Everyone they say that we don't work / But I could swear this is heaven If I told you I was down would you lift me up / I need your strength, I’ll be yours someday I come alive when I'm close to the madness / No easy love could ever make me feel the same
I'll keep a picture of you on the wall / And choke on the memories I know that this love is pain / But we can't cut it from out these veins Remember when we met / I got obsessed on a Monday
I'll do all these things for you / Take what's broken make it new In these dark days and night / I'll be more than what you see One of those moments that just slip / But you feel it from your heart to your fingertips

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[personal profile] sotongsotong 2017-06-14 03:20 am (UTC)(link)
Ship: Miyuki Kazuya/Takigawa Chris Yuu
Fandom: Daiya no Ace
Major Tags: None
Other Tags: poetry fill, pining, drifting apart
Square: I'll keep a picture of you on the wall/ And choke on the memories
Word Count: 22 lines

Sighs at this prompt and sighs at my broken chrismiyu heart. Hope you like this! ;;;


remembrance is
the key.
Remembrance is
what sets me up for
the walls you've built
to fill in the empty space of
the boy who you used to
I've knocked at all your
shutters, tried
loosening every
nail. Still, I
found no sense of
direction; I guess that's why
I failed.
So now I hang your picture
above the hollow where
my heart
used to beat, and I
say goodbye to the reality
we've long sent adrift.
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[personal profile] fickle 2017-06-12 03:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Ship: Tomoe &/ (Riku or Takeru or Heath or Kyousuke or Reiji)
Fandom: Prince of Stride
Major tags: Death (character death), drugs, graphic descriptions of violence (amputation?)
Other tags: Repo: The Genetic Rock Opera remix

let the monster rise! blood market love market zydrate comes in a little glass vial
didn't you say that you were different? addicted to the knife flesh is cheap blood is weak
i have hated and loved you when I remember I dismember we have both been kept with bondage

Edited 2017-06-12 15:57 (UTC)