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Title: A Necessary Adjustment
Fandom: Cabin Pressure
Genre: Fluff
Rating & Warnings: G
Words: 1034
Disclaimer: I don't own Cabin Pressure.
Summary: Arthur decides to make a necessary adjustment in time for Carolyn and Herc's wedding.
Author's Notes: Because, like just about everyone else in the fandom, my heart broke when I found out Arthur's full name. The idea for this came very shortly thereafter.

'You're going to be Carolyn . . . Shipwright.' )
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Title: Connections
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Genre: Romance
Rating & Warnings: G
Words: 4622 this part; 8707 overall.
Disclaimer: I don't own the above media.
Summary: To repair the damage done by its interference with its colonists in the Demilitarised Zone, the Cardassian government has proposed a marriage-enjoinment between one of its citizens and one of the Federation's to symbolise the renewed relations between the two governments. Julian had gladly agreed to marry Garak, Central Command's "volunteer," but now he's learning all over again that nothing to do with Cardassians in general and Garak in particular is as simple as it appears on the surface. This chapter: The wedding-enjoinment ceremony.
Author's Notes: Holy shit, y'all. I had not been expecting this level of response. I'm very glad to see that this has been well received, and I can only hope the concluding chapter is a satisfying one.

Anyone who's curious about the song Garak sings in this, click here once you've finished the chapter.

Thanks for reading!

Whoever had come up with the tradition of not seeing your partner before the wedding, Julian decided, had been a sadist. )
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Title: Connections
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Genre: Romance
Rating & Warnings: PG (reference to torture)
Words: 4085 this part; 8707 overall.
Disclaimer: I don't own the above media.
Summary: To repair the damage done by its interference in the Demilitarised Zone, the Cardassian government has proposed a marriage-enjoinment between one of its citizens and one of the Federation's to symbolise the renewed relations between the two governments. Julian had gladly agreed to marry Garak, Central Command's "volunteer," but now he's learning all over again that nothing involving Cardassians in general and Garak in particular is as simple as it appears on the surface.
Author's Notes: The sequel to Chapter 12 of my fic involving the 30=Day Cheesy Tropes challenge. The trope was, unsurprisingly, "arranged marriage." I had been trying to keep thing short, but by the time I finished writing that chapter, I had way more ideas in my head that were demanding I write them. Eventually, I gave in and got down some of them, and this is the result.

Who knew this trope could be so much fun?

'But the fact of the matter is, I can't make someone else do this. At the very least, I know Garak, and I know that, whatever he might have done, it's in the past. He's a different man now, I'm sure of it.' )
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Title: Accustoming
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Genre: Gen
Rating & Warnings: PG (reference to sexual harassment)
Words: 1064
Disclaimer: I don't own Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Summary: Nog has a lot to get used to at Starfleet Academy--starting with his roommate.
Author's Notes: In response to cosmictuesdays' prompt:

Prompt four: Nog at Starfleet Academy. Does he need special accommodations? How does he deal with the culture shift? Does he find the climate of San Francisco pleasant or unreasonable?


I would absolutely love to have made this longer, but at the time of its writing, my offline life hadn't been conducive to writing, so, well, that's all I've got.

I went with the "sir as default" thing that Star Trek did when it was airing, but yeah. Someday there's going to be a fic about this.

'HEY.' )
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Title: Christmas Fashions
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Genre: Fluff
Rating & Warnings: G (alcohol mention)
Words: 180
Disclaimer: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Summary: Dax tries to spread some Christmas cheer. Kira doesn't go for it.
Author's Notes: This is one of the fics I wrote for the DS9 Card Exchange this year! chiefmilesobrien gave me permission to post what I sent her, so here it is! The picture at the end is the front of the card I made. If I'd had more time, I would have put more detail into it, but yeah.

'Dax, what are you doing?' )
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Title: 30-Day Cheesy Tropes Challenge - 16. Seven Minutes in Heaven
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Genre: Gen
Rating & Warnings: G
Words: This part 232, ?? overall
Disclaimer: I don't own Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Summary: Julian knows that someone will rescue them from this supply closet soon. Garak knows that someone will rescue them from this supply closet soon. It's just Garak's claustrophobia that hasn't got the message.
Author's Notes: Another short one, but honestly, with one half of this couple excruciatingly claustrophobic, it would have taken some serious gymnastics to make this one any longer. Whoops.

Before we get going, I want to thank everyone who's commented to my fics over the past few months. My brain weather has been...less than ideal lately, so I haven't been able to respond to comments, but I hope you all know how much I treasure every one. When things are going a bit better inside my head, I hope to give all of you the thoughtful responses you deserve. That just may not be for a while. But until then--thank you. <3

He gave the door a cramped kick and probably came close to fracturing half the bones in his foot. )
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Title: Lines
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Genre: Humour
Rating & Warnings: PG (innuendo)
Words: 3784
Disclaimer: I don't own the above media.
Summary: There's been a buildup of Dominion forces near the wormhole--or so Dukat says. He proposes a joint Cardassian-Federation mission to investigate, with himself and Sisko as their governments' representatives.
Author's Notes: I had so much fun with being as terrible as possible in this one. Dukat may be a horrible person, but damn if he isn't a blast to write sometimes.

Thank you very much to tinsnip, who reblogged this travel calculator at exactly the right time for me not to make embarrassing timing mistakes with this fic. :D;;

'It's from Gul Dukat,' Kira answered in that tone of revulsion she reserved exclusively for their least favourite Cardassian. )
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Title: Unity in Triumph
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Genre: Gen
Rating & Warnings: PG (alcohol)
Words: 606
Disclaimer: I don't own the above media.
Summary: After yet another victory for the Klingon Empire, Martok joins his soldiers in celebrating at Quark’s. However, there is one Klingon who sits alone.
Author's Notes: Oh boy, oh boy, was this ever hard. While I can certainly respect the amount of time and thought both the makers of Star Trek and Klingon fans have put into Klingon culture…it is really, really not my thing. About the only place where Klingons and I agree is how awesome singing is. Other than that, well—it’s Cardassians and Vulcans for me. So when I saw this week’s challenge, I knew what I had to do.

I still can’t believe I wrote this.

Already, he could hear the third verse of the main theme from Aktuh and Maylota being bellowed out and he was still a quarter of the promenade away. )
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Title: Orderly Houses
Fandom: Cabin Pressure
Genre: Romance
Rating & Warnings: G
Beta: marsdaydream
Words: 893
Disclaimer: I don't own Cabin Pressure.
Summary: Herc thanks Carolyn needs to learn to relax. Carolyn disagrees.
Author's Notes: So this one came about by accident. I was looking to write a bit of scene-setting dialogue before another fic (which I have yet to get down on paper) when it, er, turned into something important enough to merit being its own piece.

Thank you very much to Mars once again for a delightful beta! I very much encourage checking out her fics if you're into awesome writing. ♥

'Don't you do anything to relax?' )
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Title: The Duties of a Host
Fandom: [community profile] luceti, Tales of Legendia, Tales of Phantasia
Genre: Fluff/Romance
Rating & Warnings: G
Words: 424
Disclaimer: I don't own the above media.
Summary: This is another awkward mess Grune has gotten Dhaos into.
Author's Notes: Inspired by this adorable drawing by [personal profile] northeasternwind, because seriously, how could I not.

He should, by now, be accustomed to Grune pulling him into odd and uncomfortable situations. )
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Title: 30-Day Cheesy Tropes Challenge - 15. Office Romance AU
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Genre: Pre-slash/AU
Rating & Warnings: G
Words: This part 1084, ?? overall
Disclaimer: I don't own Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Summary: Ever since transferring to this particular building of Deep Space Co., Julian has had an unusual problem: he's getting along too well with one coworker in particular. Now he and Elim are facing the (hopefully metaphorical) firing squad.
Author's Notes: Er...hi. :D;; I didn't mean to go on hiatus, but it's amazing what moving 1800 km, spending two weeks in another country, and apartment hunting will do to your free time. I don't think I'm going to be right up to my usual schedule for a while yet, but I do hope to post more often from now on.

Another contributing factor to the space between updates would be that this was yet another trope that I needed to rewrite. I just wasn't happy with how it had turned out and the decisions I had made about the AU, so there was a fair bit of reworking going on. It's still not my favourite, but I like it a lot more than I did when I first started editing! :D;

He'd never thought, before meeting Elim, that getting along well with someone could be a problem. )
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Title: [livejournal.com profile] 31_days October: 05. The ‘me’ that you wouldn’t want to see
Fandom: [community profile] luceti, Tales of Legendia, Tales of Phantasia
Genre: Gen
Rating & Warnings: PG
Words: 676 this part, ?? overall
Disclaimer: I don't own the above media.
Summary: Dhaos comes back to himself only at the sound of a knock at the door.
Author's Notes: Something I blew the dust off to post, because man oh man am I behind. I was trying something a little different that I think was at least reasonably successful? So yeah.

He raised his head and let his dulled gaze drift around the ruins of his apartment. )
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Title: Addendum - 3x05 "Second Skin"
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Genre: Gen
Rating & Warnings: G
Words: 1411 this part, ?? overall
Disclaimer: I don't own Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Summary: The truest pleasure in Tekeny Ghemor's life is the regular correspondence he shares with his daughter, Kira Nerys.
Author's Notes: Ghemor is one of my absolute favourite minor characters in any Star Trek series, and I simply adore his relationship with Kira. But I couldn't believe that, when he returned in "Ties of Blood and Water," that they'd had no contact whatsoever in two years! So, rather than them spying on each other for news, I decided to write this.

'Hello, Tekeny,' she greets him. He still can't convince her to call him 'Father.' Maybe someday. )
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Title: Getting Comfortable
Fandom: Cabin Pressure
Genre: Romance/Humour
Rating & Warnings: PG
Beta: marsdaydream
Words: 1068
Disclaimer: I don't own Cabin Pressure.
Summary: Herc's relationship with Carolyn is like no other he's had in his life. But the unexpected is what makes it fun--for the most part.
Author's Notes: I'm a huge sucker for non-nuclear families, so when Herc found his way into Carolyn and Arthur's lives, well, that was it for me. I knew exactly where my ficcing drive was taking me with this fandom.

I have another one written with this pair and a couple more ideas on top of that. None of them are particularly long, but you never know: that might change.

Thank you very much to Mars for her lovely, fast beta! ♥ Please drop by her page here and give her fics a look if you need a great way to spend an afternoon.

'If you'd like, you could go home. Or . . . you could stay here.' )
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Title: Making Lemonade - 6. Tease
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Genre: Romance
Rating & Warnings: G
Words: 100
Disclaimer: I don't own Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Summary: The way Julian and Garak tease each other has changed over the years.
Author's Notes: As always, I enjoy challenging expectations for prompts. :D

Early in their friendship, Garak often amused himself by seeing how outlandish he could make his falsehoods and still have Julian swallow them. )
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Title: An Introductory Course on How to Be a Boyfriend
Fandom: Tales of Graces f
Genre: AU/Humour/Romance
Rating & Warnings: G
Words: 3623
Disclaimer: I don't own Tales of Graces f.
Summary: Asbel and Richard have confessed their feelings to each other and are now boyfriends. The only problem is, Asbel has no idea what being a boyfriend actually consists of.
Author's Notes: I wrote this quite a while ago, and I was hoping to get it posted in time for Richass Week on tumblr, but obviously that didn't happen. Whoops.

This follows immediately after To See His Smile, but it isn't necessary to have read it to understand what's going on in this.

But how was he supposed to be Richard's boyfriend? )
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Title: 30-Day Cheesy Tropes Challenge - 14. Stripper AU
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Genre: Pre-slash
Rating & Warnings: PG
Words: 484 this part, ?? overall
Disclaimer: I don't own Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Summary: Julian is never, ever letting Commander Sisko foist a pack of ambassadors on him ever again.
Author's Notes: I had fun with messing with expectations in this one. I do so love messing with expectations. :D

This, Julian vowed to himself, was the very last time he would allow Commander Sisko to foist a group of ambassadors on him. )
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Title: Turn Aside Before the Cock Crows
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Genre: AU
Rating & Warnings: PG-13 (violence, death, reference to past dubcon, reference to fictional genocide)
Words: 1260
Disclaimer: I don't own Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Summary: Kai Winn had three chances to turn away from the path of the Pah-Wraiths. In DS9's canon, she chose the third. This is what might have happened if she had chosen differently.
Author's Notes: One of my least favourite things about Season 7 is what the writers did to Kai Winn. Her dubcon relationship with Dukat sat extremely poorly with me for many, many reasons. Beyond the obvious, it read to me like punishing a female character with sex for seeking power, and that's just fantastically gross. I may not be a fan of Winn as a person, but as a character, I thought she was terrific until everything went to hell (pun not intended).

That said, this fic also came from the way it seemed to me that Winn had three chances to get off her path to the Pah-Wraiths. In the show, it was when she told Sisko to destroy the book that she finally did, but it was too late for her. I picked out a couple of other moments where things might have gone differently and had fun exploring what could have happened. And I enjoyed myself immensely.

She had strained her ears in a perverse kind of hope that she would once more be cursed by the voices of the Pah-Wraiths. )
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Title: 30-Day Cheesy Tropes Challenge - 13. Handcuffed Together
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Genre: Pre-slash
Rating & Warnings: G
Words: This part 192, ?? overall
Disclaimer: I don't own Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Summary: Julian thinks things are looking rather grim when he and Garak are captured by the Romulans. As it turns out, they aren't.
Author's Notes: This trope was made for these two and I was very amused when I got to it. (I also tried to keep this one short in reaction to the previous chapter. It worked for today's fic, then stopped working after that for the most part.)

'Now what? Without my combadge, we can't—Garak, what are you doing?' )
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Title: Battle Hymns of the Federation
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Genre: Humour
Rating & Warnings: G
Words: 688
Disclaimer: I don't own Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Summary: O'Brien wonders why only the Klingons get to sing while going forth into battle. Sisko offers a suggestion as to what Federation members could sing themselves.
Author's Notes: In general, Klingons and I don't mix too well. However, one thing I do adore is the importance of song in Klingon life. (This has nothing whatsoever to do with me being a music teacher.)

This also came from the never-not-hilarious tendency for history to change the context of media--and I'm not saying anything else, because it'll give the joke away.

'Would you prefer we skip the safety checks and start straight in on the opera?' )

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