Oh, yuletide, you were hard
his year. I defaulted on my main assignment for the first time ever (lesson learned: NO, SERIOUSLY, SCREAMLET. DO NOT LIST FANDOMS YOU ARE NOT 110% SURE ABOUT.) and then ended up writing the three stories below!In Pursuit of Happiness
(7924 words) by screamlet
for waldorphFandom: KingsRating:
Major Character DeathRelationships:
Jack Benjamin/David Shepherd, Michelle Benjamin/David ShepherdCharacters:
Thomasina (Kings), Rose Benjamin, Ephram Samuels, Original CharactersSummary: And hey, I'm not the kind / To fall in love without good reason /And if that's a crime /Then baby I'm committing high treason.
(Or: Michelle has left and Jack… hasn't.)
So! I've never writte Kings
before; actually, I hadn't even seen the show until November when those enablers known as all of twitter
) were like YEAH IT'S TOTALLY GREAT ALSO YOUR HEART WILL DIE and then it did and then I wrote this and ruined waldorph
's life in the process. OOPS.
*The Disorient Express
(4115 words) by screamlet
for lanyonFandom: Political AnimalsRating:
Teen And Up AudiencesWarning:
No Archive Warnings ApplyCharacters
Thomas "T. J." Hammond, Margaret Barrish, Douglas Hammond, Anne OgamiSummary
T.J. thinks he'll blame youth-obsessed Western culture for making him ashamed to admit that his grandmother is his best friend.
God, I don't even know
This is one of those stories where (like I told lanyon when commenting on one of her own) that it asked more questions than it answered, mostly about where TJ could go from the series finale. Ugh, stupid Political Animals
, being all great and stuff with its world building. ANYWAY. It's amazing when a character's voice is so distinct that falling into their delivery and language feels like the easiest thing in the world, and that was definitely the case with Ellen Burstyn's salty grandma. Screeeeeeam.
*a spring fling
(5707 words) by screamlet
for withthepilotFandom: Marvel Avengers Movies RPF
, Actor RPFRating:
No Archive Warnings ApplyRelationships
Chris Evans/Scarlett Johansson, Scarlett Johansson & Jeremy RennerCharacters:
Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Elsa Pataky, Chris HemsworthSummary
New York City, where every weekend is marathons of Halo
and the coming of the Thor baby. (Definitely next in that "avengers cast does ridiculous shit" series that starts with "the one where they beat up barflesquat swashbuckle
I knew that, at some point, I would be writing Avengers RPF for yuletide, but I didn't know for who or why or when or how; then, Saturday the 22nd, I sat down and wrote this in a fugue state, which you can definitely mark by Tom Hiddleston's progression in the story from "hello people, I am humon" to everything else he says in the story
. Also, there's ScarJo POV and awkwardness with babies and gift-giving anxiety and Sebastian Stan has a cameo so that I could say he appears in some form IN EVERY STORY I WROTE THIS YEAR. (WHY? DO I LIKE HIM THAT MUCH? OK??)