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I swear this fic-started-on-a-drunken-whim is purely an outlet for me to run amok with my love of plot/action/dialogue with the added bonus of making use of my ridiculous fascination with US politics and media while showing off the amount of world travel I've done over the years.

TITLE: Silvertongue chapter 5/?
FANDOM: Marvel Avengers movie-verse
CHARACTERS: Entire Avengers cast, plus originals, no pairings in particular other than Pepper/Tony.

Archive Of Our Own link.
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Because I'm having trouble pitching the opening of 19.2, and I'm on the lonely down-trough that is the flipside of the travel buzz. Warnings for violence and assault.

Nukume Dori 19.1

Subaru was being hunted. )

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Nukume Dori 19.2 (excerpt)

"Your heart's racing."

"...Are you going to stop it?"

Lips on his chest. "Not yet."

I will finish the fic-that-ate-my-life if it kills me. Also, hello, I've mirrored/moved this fic journal to DreamWidth, so add/follow/comment there :) Fic posts will still be made to LJ, but the aim is to make Dreamwidth my primary platform for writing as well as personal. As for other social media:

TWITTER @ _leareth (locked, but I'm happy to add readers)

*scurries back to writing*
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I like most of the world, had a great time with The Avengers. I also had a great time with Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, etc. It wasn't a sandbox I wanted to play in but Becky keeps putting up links to fic to read and I got hit with a completely random idea about what if like Thor losing Mjolnir Loki could be stripped of his power how dangerous would that be in the wrong hands which immediately leapt off a cliff with my morbid fascination with American presidential elections and hey didn't Tom Hiddleston make a comment about how Loki just wants to belong and maybe join the Avengers--

...oh god what have I done I don't know help.

Silvertongue Ch 1-3/?

(NOTE: I make no claim to any knowledge of Marvel-verse beyond the movies.)
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In what is possibly the shortest chapter of this epic, and the fastest I've ever done an ND chapter from blank page to end(!!)

Nukume Dori
Annex VII: Firelight

The ski lodge lounge was emptying now )

~tbc in chapter 19~
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There's really no such thing as a short chapter with this fic T_T

Nukume Dori 18 (first half) )
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"You were gone." Subaru's voice was muffled as he pressed his face against the Sakurazukamori's chest, one hand tangling in the man's shirt – no, Subaru definitely wasn't aware of his audience. "You were gone, you had left me again—"

"Subaru-kun, this isn't a good time—"

"—also you put me to sleep which you know I hate take the spell off—"

"—that's not a good idea; I really think you should let me take you back upstairs—"

"—I said take it

Dead silence followed Subaru's shout. Seiichirou realised he was holding his breath along with everyone else. Like a defensive hawk the Sakurazukamori looked down at all of them, possessively holding onto Subaru who fit so comfortably against him and mind obviously racing to find a way to manage the situation. Seiichirou felt an odd sympathy for him. "As you wish," he said at last.


I made this fic a prequel to this fic. That meant I read it again for the first time in what, nearly four years? And then I got to where I left off and felt really, really guilty, because it only needed one more chapter to be complete. So I sat down and started doing it. Two thousand words later I finally know how it's going to end. my defence, it's actually far easier to write now that I'm closer to Seiichirou's age so I know exactly what perspective he's bringing.
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"We're closed, sorry!" This call from the reception desk where Yukari the veterinary assistant and Michiko the receptionist were standing. As Subaru closed the door Yukari hurried over to him a service smile pasted to her face. "Hi there, sorry we're actually closing up so unless it's an emergency could you come back--" She broke off as she realised who he was. "Sumeragi-kun?"

Subaru bowed still holding on to the suit. "Good evening Yukari-san, Michiko-s--"

"Oh wow, Sumeragi-kun, hello!" Yukari's face was an flashing animation of delighted surprise. "I didn't realise it was you with that haircut, you look so different! And you've picked up Sakurazuka-sensei's suit, that's so sweet, let me get him--" With a grin she jogged up to the corridor that led to the surgery and back rooms and dramatically cupped a hand beside her mouth. "Sakurazuka-sensei, your wife's here!"

Subaru nearly dropped the suit. Behind the reception desk Michiko had turned a disapproving red. "Yukari-san, really," she chided.

"It's all right, we're among friends! Come on in, Sumeragi-kun, no need to stand by the door, when did you get your hair cut? It's a great look and really works on you, don't you agree Michiko-san? And I bet it works for Sakurazuka-sensei too if you know what I mean."

The grin on her face was slightly too wide, and didn't help Subaru regain composure. "I, I'm not sure I do, Yukari-san."

"Oh, you know,
works. Cute is one thing and you were very cute, but it's for kids and there's only so much Sakurazuka-sensei can do with a kid. You look older this way." She winked as if sharing a secret that Subaru didn't think he liked, and he liked less the assumption that he understood in the first place. "No matter what people say, there will always be those of us who mature faster than others, right?"

Subaru felt his face heat. Naive as he knew he was about such things, the implications beind Yukari's words were rapidly taking shape. He didn't know which made him more uncomfortable, the implications themselves or the fact that he was now able to see them, but then there was a shadow behind Yukari and his discomfort spiked into a flutter. "Subaru-kun grew up remarkably fast," said Seishirou calmly, coming out of the corridor into the reception's light. He had his glasses on and wore a white medical coat over his clothes. Matsumoto had asked if he was handsome and the answer was still glowing in Subaru's chest. "Practically overnight, in fact. Hello, my dear."

Seishirou went up to Subaru and, right there in front of Yukari and Michiko, bent down to give him a quick kiss on the lips. Subaru immediately turned even more red and ducked his head so as not to see Michiko's obvious embarrasment or Yukari's huge grin-- "Overnight, huh?" said Yukari archly. "Did you have a hand in that, Sakurazuka-sensei?"

"I certainly had my hands full."

"And your mouth?"

"I'll leave that to your imagination," replied Seishirou. He smoothly relieved Subaru of the laundered suit with one arm while the other wrapped shamelessly around Subaru's waist. Subaru reflexively stiffened but then Seishirou was guiding him past his staff down the corridor. "Keep going with the stocktake, we'll be in the surgery if you need me."

"Don't behave back there!" called out Yukari cheekily. Subaru felt his ears burn, even more so when he heard what sounded like reproachful whispers from Michiko that Yukari simply laughed away. They were cut off when having herded him into the brightly lit surgery, Seishirou shut the door.

Nearly ... finished ... chapter *grits teeth and spills some blood*
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It was a slip that could never been taken back. Subaru turned pale, memories of the insults that horrible young man had said pinning him down as he watched realisation unfold on Matsumoto's kindly old face-- "He? What do you -- oh. Oh." The bench seemed to drop out from under Subaru but the twisted Washio-like sneer failed to appear. Instead Matsumoto began to chuckle. "Well, well, that's not something you come across every day. Don't look so frightened, I'm not going to bite your head off -- when you get to my age you understand that finding someone you want to share the rest of your life with is too special to get hung up on things like that. So the two of you are different, hm? What's he like?"

For a while Subaru could only stare at Matsumoto, the way the old man smiled encouragingly and without judgment. Then Subaru realised he was smiling as well, truly smiling, in relief and in gratitude that rushed through him like wave of sun-warmed water. "What's Seishirou-san like, I--" A small laugh tumbled from his lips. "I don't know where to start."

Random research for this chapter: the history of Ueno Zoo immediatelly after the Second World War, hawk and eagle behaviour, and falconery. Because Matsumoto being a retired bird keeper and Subaru and Seishirou having birds for shikigami is too good an analytical opportunity to pass up.
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Subaru stared. "You don't think I should save him."

"No I don't."

"But it's the right thing to do! Preventing a violent death—" Abruptly he remembered who he was talking to. Turned back to his plate with jaw set. "I don't expect you to understand. You're the Sakurazukamori, of course you don't care."

Seishirou smirked. "You're so cute when you use my title as an insult. Though I suppose 'veterinarian' doesn't roll off the tongue quite so well."

Apparently the kick I need to push past a really bad case of post-holiday-blues-law-job-lack-of-focus-nothing-working writer's block is insomnia, no food, and coffee.
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Since it's late on a week night and I have legal advice to give tomorrow, I'm going to save the website HTML coding and update til a later date and just throw this up on LJ =D many thanks to [ profile] toujin1 for helping me brainstorm and name the original character!

Nukume Dori 17 )

I feel rather bad that I've taken so long for what is essentially a bridging chapter >.> next is a revisit of 'Old' from book 5 of the Tokyo Babylon manga, and with Hokuto away on a school trip I'll just say that things get serious.


Dec. 10th, 2010 01:58 pm
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ND16 done. I wrote 11,521 words of chapter in five weeks. Considering I used to think it good if I can get one chapter done a year I'm just going to let that sink in a bit.



Nov. 6th, 2010 04:22 pm
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Chapter 15 done, at just a smidge under 15,000 words with notes. And far, far too much research done for what ends up a two paragraph bit!

Starting Chapter 16 immediately. I /will/ get two chapters done before Christmas/NY.
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13,500+ words of chapter, and still not finished. And people wonder why I take so long to update >.>

One scene to go. It requires me to pull out Kyoto travel photos.
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The chapter that I had started sketching out purely so I could have some background notes regarding Seishirou but wasn't actually supposed to be a proper chapter is done. Almost. There's a flashback to the Within sequence in the previous chapter I need to finish but that's easy compared to getting Seishirou's insanely logical yet still in denial thought processees down. And then there's the Sakura. Which has started to show some initiative. Gah.

And I'm about to jump on a plane *g* I'll deal with the rest of the chapter and the clinic assistants after my mini-break also law assignments
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.... *stares at revised plot and structure* as if this fic wasn't long or complicated enough already. I'm blaming my Japan holiday, particularly my week in Kyoto, and the fact that Seishirou was demanding more focus and initiative, as were other characters (how Kakyou managed to raise his hand I don't know but he's here now >.>). On the other hand, the new plan is far more exciting.

Nukume Dori excerpt 1 )

Nukume Dori excerpt 2 )
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Possible beginning to the possible S&S fic that people keep asking will ever happen; the one that's supposed to be between 'Silent Night' and 'In My Line of Work I'. Tempting as it is to continue, I think I'm more inclined to leave it up to the imagination. It'd be just a PWP anyway ^^;;

Just Once )