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All right, fine.

Give me a fandom, character/pairing, and a one word prompt beginning with a letter of the alphabet, and I’ll write you a hundred words (or more). Claim as many letters as you like. You know the fandoms I'm most likely to write, but if you want to challenge me, go ahead and I'll curse you forever.

Letters written:

B: Blondes, Guy/Tear, ToA for cal_reflector
D: Dirty, Koiwai/Asagi, Yotsubato! for cal_reflector
M: Moles, Jack+Chloe, 24 for cal_reflector
R: Rain, Touya/Kaho, CCS for heavenly_pearl
S: Size, Guy/Anise, ToA for cal_reflector
T: Test, Lorelai/Chistopher, GG for heavenly_pearl

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27 pathetic excuses or justify your existence
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heavenly_pearl From: heavenly_pearl Date: May 28th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Card Captor Sakura, Touya/Kaho - Rain

Gilmore Girls, Lorelai/Christopher - Test

- Yumeko -
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: May 29th, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oops, these are going to be too long. Oh, well.

***

She tilted her head back and let the rain wash over her face.

He remained under the safety of his umbrella. “You’ll catch cold.”

“I know. But even when you know how something will turn out, you still have to let yourself experience it.” She took the umbrella from him and held it to the side so the rain could plaster his hair to his forehead and soak through his uniform. “Don’t have any regrets, Touya. When you look back on this day, don’t remember being dry and sensible. Remember how the rain tasted on your lips and made you shiver so you knew you were alive.”

Despite how it all would turn out, she knew she’d remember this, and the way he looked standing in the rain, without regret.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: May 29th, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, this one's way too long.

***

“Study break!”

Lorelai hung upside-down over the side of her bed and grabbed the remote from the floor. In an instant the MTV moonman was strobing at them. “Do you think Nina hates Martha?” she asked. “I know I would.”

Christopher was still holding his unopened history book, wondering how they could take a break when they hadn’t even started yet. But that was Lorelai. “Shouldn’t we at least pretend to care about this history test?” He didn’t, but his parents sure as hell did.

“Ugh, history,” she griped, popping a bubble of grape Hubba Bubba. “It already happened. How does that help me? Futuretory. That’s what they need to teach. I’d be in the front row every day.”

Not him. He already knew the future. Expectations, Princeton, suffocation, and finally, sweetly, death.

While hanging upside-down, she found this month’s Tiger Beat under her bed. “Hey, here’s a more important test. ‘Which member of Duran Duran are you?’”

“Simon,” he answered immediately.

“You think I’m Simon?”

“No, I’m Simon.”

She rolled her blue eyes and popped her gum again. “Don’t be ridiculous, Christopher. We can’t both be Simon. You be John.”

Never let it be said he didn’t do exactly as she asked. His parents, no, but Lorelai… he could never refuse. “Okay. So tell me, Simon. You ever make out with John?”

She grinned. “Ooh, kinky!”

And as he kissed her, grape bubblegum and all, Martha played “New Moon on Monday" just for them.
heavenly_pearl From: heavenly_pearl Date: May 30th, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh, it's hard sticking to a hundred words, isn't it? All my drabbles wanted to be at least twice as long, but I was determined to write true drabbles.

Anyway, these are great. I especially love the Lorelai/Christopher one. I can so totally see that happening, and it was worth going over the word limit. ^_^ Thank you.

- Yumeko -
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: May 30th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I tried cutting them down, but I just get to the point where cutting too much loses something. I did my best to at least keep them brief.

Lor/Chris was new for me to write, and it was a lot of fun. And I've missed writing Touya/Kaho, so thanks for two great prompts.
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: May 28th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
24: Jack Bauer. Post season 2. "George Mason."
24: Jack Bauer. "Nina."
24: Jack Bauer+Chloe. "Moles."
24: Tony A. "Jack Bauer."

Tales of the Abyss: Guy/Tear. "Blondes."
Tales of the Abyss: Guy/Anise. "Size."

Code Geass: Lelouch/Milly: "Dirty."

Pick what you want from the list, but you have to do the last one.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: May 29th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't even know what the last one is. Can I fake it with Wiki?
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: May 29th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Fic is all about faking it. You've seen me do fic for series I don't know lots of times. Yeah, wiki is fine. Plus you definitely know all the other stuff.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: May 29th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC) (Link)
All right. I'll see what I can do. I suppose it'll be less difficult than Guy/Anise. That one's just... evil.

cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: May 29th, 2010 12:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I sure wasn't thinking of anything evil when I came up with those prompts.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: May 30th, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I tried Wiki but am still completely lost. Would you perhaps accept "Dirty" featuring Asagi/Koiwai instead?
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: May 30th, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, but I don't see the prompt "Dirty" with Asagi/Koiwai. "Envy"? Perhaps? Or "Gasp."

Whichever comes easiest.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: May 30th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can make it work. Hell, if I can write Guy/Anise, I can make it work.
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: May 30th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
My work here is done.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: May 29th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't believe you made me do this.

***

When she jumped on his back like she used to, he tried to shake her off. “You’re too big to carry, Anise.”

That only made her hold on tighter. “I’m the same size I always was. Maybe you’re just too weak, Guy.”

No, she wasn’t the same size at all. Her height was the same, a petite one hundred fifty-two centimeters of energy and sass, but her once childish body had been transformed by time and hormones into one of dangerous, womanly curves.

With her breasts pressed to his back, he could hardly breathe, but she just wouldn’t let go.

cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: May 29th, 2010 10:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know you loved writing this.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: May 30th, 2010 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
It should not have been that easy!
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: May 30th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
You see, the words and ideas just came flowing, you're a natural, you were meant to write couples with significant age/height differences. Come to the dark side, Anakin.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: May 29th, 2010 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
This went a little over. I just can't do a flat 100.

***

“Dammit, Chloe!” Then there was nothing but angry static on the other end of the line.

Chloe yanked off her earpiece. “Dammit, Jack!” she mimicked. So they had another mole. Business as usual. Was it her fault CTU’s screening process was more holey than the Pope’s underwear?

“Get to work, O’Brian,” the interim director barked at her as she clomped back to her station. She hadn’t bothered to learn his name. He wouldn’t be here long enough. None of them ever were.

“Yeah.” With another grimace at her phone, knowing it would ring again at any second, she sat down at her terminal and pulled up the required schematics. “God.”

She was the only competent person in the whole building.
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: May 29th, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Moles, directors in transit, and Jack Bauer's fail at romantic satisfaction. It's what defines 24.

Where's the fic where Jack pretends to be a mole just to test if CTU's security is... nvm, he knows even without testing.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: May 31st, 2010 02:25 am (UTC) (Link)
See if this works....

***

When he returned home from his meeting, Koiwai found Asagi standing at his kitchen sink, elbows deep in soapy water. She wore his apron over her sweater and jeans, and she’d tied a kerchief over her long hair. All she needed was a toddler clinging to each leg to complete the picture.

“Welcome home,” she said, her smile a little embarrassed.

“Thanks.” She concentrated on her task again, rinsing plates under the faucet and drying them with a nearby towel. “So… you decided to come over and do my dishes?”

She laughed and shook her head. “Not exactly. Yotsuba and I are playing house. I’m the wife, and she’s the husband.”

Over at the table, Yotsuba sat with a stack of books and papers. One of his ties was looped around her neck, and a pair of oversized glassed kept sliding down her nose. She had a harried, stressed expression on her face as she punched random keys on a calculator and then barked orders into it like a phone.

“I see,” he said. “Looks like this was her clever way of getting out of her chores.”

Asagi blushed, sheepish. “Oops. Sorry about that.”

“Well, that’s what I get for having such a smart kid.”

She nodded. “Yeah. And I, um, kinda did your laundry, too.”

“You didn’t have to do that.”

With a shrug, she went back to drying the dishes. “I don’t mind. I guess I was having fun playing housewife.”

The house did look better than it had in days, tidied up and practically sparkling. It was nice to come home and have almost everything done. Maybe he could sit with a beer and relax before having to make dinner. Unless…. “Hey, if you’re up for more fun,” he said, leaning against the counter, “I have some other wifely duties you can perform.”

It was only when she stared at him that he realized how that sounded.
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: May 31st, 2010 02:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Awwwwww. Yotsuba is so manipulative. But there is one thing: Asagi is the ONE character in the story who has complete mastery over Yotsuba's antics. I doubt she failed to see through Yotsuba's ploy, which meant she really didn't mind cleaning up Koiwai's house.

Koiwai's last quote is... so awkward and golden. I wonder if even Asagi could muster a clever comeback.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: May 31st, 2010 02:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Nope, she didn't really mind. Cleaning is a good excuse to snoop.
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: May 31st, 2010 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm returning the favor by posting this meme on my LJ page, so if you've any requests, fire away.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: May 31st, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
This just barely complies with the prompt.

***

Talking with the emperor and the princess, the three of them beautiful and blond and regal, he was completely in his element. She, meanwhile, stood on the opposite side of the ballroom, feeling conspicuous and awkward.

Natalia had chosen the dress for her, with a bell-shaped skirt and more décolleté than she was used to. Her long hair had been curled within an inch of its life and piled on top of her head like a porcelain doll in a display case. It was embarrassing.

He walked over to her now, smiling at her the way he always smiled at women, and took her hand. “You are an absolute vision,” he said as his lips brushed over her knuckles. “And here I thought it was impossible for you to look any lovelier.”

Maybe she could live with a little embarrassment.
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: May 31st, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not bad, not bad! Guy-Anise must've seemed like a walk in the park by contrast.

I'll do your prompts as soon as I get out of class and get home, be around 6PM. If you check your comp later tonight it'll probably be done.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: May 31st, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool, no rush. If I'm not on tonight then I'll have something to read with my coffee in the morning.
27 pathetic excuses or justify your existence