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TITLE: Five for Silver, Six for Gold
FANDOM: Peter Pan
AU: Too Old For Neverland
LENGTH/RATING: 379 words, PG, WIP
SUMMARY: Rough start to something, not sure yet where it is leading.


There is something in the shadows. She can't see it, not quite, just the hint of something that doesn't belong. Behind her John and Greg wait, silent and still as the shadow-that-isn't. After a moment the feeling fades and Wendy straightens, frowning at the spot where it had been.

"What was it?" Greg still has his gun up and pointed at the empty space. They know better than to bring lights so he's just another shadow in the darkness.

"Who was it?" John's been with her longer and knows what is never as important as who.

She ignores both of them, focusing on tracking down the faint taste of other. When she finally finds it, sandalwood and lime, she curses in a language she's forgotten she knows. "It's Odelina."

"Again?"

Greg is beginning to grate on her; he asks too many rhetorical questions and she's used to silence. She'll talk to Beck when they get back, there must be other things they can have him do.

"Wen," the voice over the headset is just loud enough for her to hear, pitched well below the normal ranges. "Red team bagged two stragglers, looks like the rest of the nest is long gone."

Which meant someone had warned them. Again. Only this time the list of suspects was down to one. He'd already holstered his gun by the time she turned, meeting her gaze with the same faint smile he used whenever she caught him in a lie.

"You still need me."

She was tempted to point out that he'd be just as useful bound into a dog instead, but Greg was taking the abrupt change in conversation badly.

"That's not--" The gun wasn't quite pointed at John, but it was close enough. She took it from him before he noticed she was moving.

"It is and it isn't," she flicked the safety on and handed it back to him. "Why don't you go help Warren." She had never been good at subtly, but he reluctantly took the cue and headed back out of the warehouse.

"In all honesty, what did you expect me to do?" It was still John's voice, but the inflections were Roxanne's. "Letting you slaughter my relatives was never part of the bargain."

"No, it's not."

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PETER PAN is possibly still under copyright to Sir James Matthew Barrie and the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, but apparently it depends on who you ask. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied.

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TITLE: Tendency to Swarm
FANDOM: Stargate Atlantis
LENGTH/RAITING: 189 words, PG
WARNINGS/PAIRINGS: None.
SUMMARY: What if the Asurans had been less warlike and more parental in their dealings with Atlantis...


The Ancients built the stargates, but it was the Asurans who unmade them. Address by address they walked the galaxy, watching as their swarm of nanites methodically tore the giant rings to dust. Until, at last, Atlantis stood alone.

You're too young, they said as the silver cloud consumed the ring, when what they meant was too powerful. The gates weren't meant for you, you have your own sandbox, stay out of ours.

And they left, content with destroying that final link between the galaxies and leaving the city to starve, forgetting just how stubborn Humans are.

Seven years later Atlantis built its first working gate.

Ten years after that, there was a ring on every planet, every moon, every orbit from Atlantis outwards. Instead of one small city and its few hundred inhabitants, now they faced an empire. Atlantis poured its knowledge into every world it ringed, ruthlessly assimilating populations into a united whole.

A year after that, the Ausrans watched their world turn to dust.

You started the war, the Humans said, before the last bombs dropped, we're just ending it.

They knew better than to underestimate.

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khriskin: (FollowYourMuse)
TITLE: Momentum
FANDOM: Peter Pan
AU: Too Old For Neverland
LENGTH/RATING: 100 words, PG
SUMMARY: Like ripples in the pond...


Over the years Wendy collects her own band of unLost Boys. Those precious few coaxed away from Peter's siren song and into Growing Up. They keep her fed and housed, and as the world grows older they give her tools she'd never dreamt of. On a phone with too many buttons she can reach halfway 'round the world, or all the way, and see the notes they've left her.

It isn't until their grandchildren show up at her door, armed with weaponry as old as Underhill and gadgets too new for names, that she realizes what her bargain has created.

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PETER PAN is possibly still under copyright to Sir James Matthew Barrie and the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, but apparently it depends on who you ask. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied.

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khriskin: (A Memory of Thorns)
TITLE: Dear Santa
FANDOM: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
AU: A Memory of Thorns
LENGTH/RAITING: 160 words, PG-13
MAIN CHAR/PAIRINGS: Rachel (OC) and Pepper (OC), Rachel/Pepper
SUMMARY: It's Pepper's first Christmas after being turned. (This is what happens when your Silly!Muse and Angst!Muse go to war...) [livejournal.com profile] sunnyd_survivor #2 Letters to Santa


She wrote the letter because she always had, and she thought maybe, somehow, she could use the words to catch that spark again. Pepper looked down at the blank paper, 'Dear Santa' scribbled across the top in green crayon, and tried to care.

Dear Santa,

Tried to remember how to care.

Dear Santa,

Because if she couldn't do this, what was left?

Dear Santa,

Ray found her, just before the rising sun forced Pepper back inside, sitting on the porch swing, staring at a blank piece of paper. Without a word she freed the crayon from Pepper's half-frozen grip and finished the letter for her.

Dear Santa,

Please give my girlfriend the brains to know when to come in out of the cold because Lord knows she's not going to figure it out by herself.

kthxbye,

Rachel.


And she proceeded to remind Pepper that there were more important things to care about. A vampire had to have priorities after all...


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khriskin: (Silly Muse)
TITLE: A Matter of Time
FANDOM: Stargate Atlantis
LENGTH/RAITING: 293 words, PG, Gen
WARNINGS/PAIRINGS: None
SUMMARY: [livejournal.com profile] scifi_five #20 Rush/Hindrance/Stall/Hold/Suspend (Delay)


"Wait-wait, hold on a minute would you--" Rodney grabbed for the piece of ancient technology he'd left on the floor next to the partially disassembled console, but John was just a hair faster. The team leader dodged backwards as Rodney followed after him with a glare.

"What, like we can't tell you're stalling?" John grinned and waved the still dormant doodad admonishingly at the scientist. "You're just hoarding it because it's shiny aren't you."

"Ha, if I was going to stall, I'd come up with something more-- hey don't touch that!" Rodney yelped as John eyed the slot in the ancient console that the doodad apparently fit into. "It's not done yet!"

"What, this?" John gestured innocently at the slot with the doodad, and grinned as Rodney glared at him. "It's been, what, an hour? You know Carter would have had this done--"

"You can't rush genius! Besides she would have put together wrong, now give that back." Rodney made another, unsuccessful, grab at the doodad.

John held the device up out of the scientist's reach, "Finders keepers, isn't that what you told Kavanagh?"

"You didn't find it, you took it!" Rodney snapped, "And did you really want me to let him have something that suspends time, because we all know how 'lucky' the SGC has been with infinite time loops."

"I dunno, could be sort of fun to learn Latin..."

"GIVE ME THAT!"

Ronon and Teyla watched their teammates bicker from the safety of the far end of the newly discovered lab. While Teyla was confident she had understood the concept of 'surprise party' and the need for a short delay in their return; she was beginning to wonder if this was what Elizabeth had meant by 'slight hindrance.'


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khriskin: (Imaginary Gate Team 5)
TITLE: Forgotten Rainbows
FANDOM: Stargate Atlantis
OC: Ant and Amy from Imaginary Gate Team 5
LENGTH/RAITING: 115, PG
PAIRING: Ant/Amy
SUMMARY: [livejournal.com profile] occhallenge Challenge #49 Colors


There are some colors he never wants to see again. Red for blood and black for mourning, those he keeps as old companions. They are steady, constant, anchoring him to the life he left behind.

It's blue that's changed. At home it was the sky, the lake, but here... Here blue is the gate, the shield, the sea, her eyes. It is life and death in one; a thousand hues wound 'round that central paradox.

And blue is blue.
And blue is red.
And blue is black.

And those times, when blue is all he sees, she frowns, then smiles and drags him off on yet another mad adventure... and gives him his colors back.


"STARGATE ATLANTIS", "STARGATE SG1" and other related entities are owned, (TM) and © by MGM TELEVISION and DOUBLE SECRET PRODUCTION in association with GEKKO FILMS and THE SCIFI CHANNEL. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied.

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khriskin: Doctor Who Icon (Doctor Who)
TITLE: Like Rain
FANDOM: Doctor Who
LENGTH/RATING: 100 words, PG
SHIPS/WARNINGS: Spoilers for The Parting of the Ways (Season 1 Finale)
SUMMARY: [livejournal.com profile] dw100 Challenge #145: Blood


Time drips from my fingers, like rain, like names, like blood; bleeding away a self shed in desperation. Rose. Just a shell, a skin, a face like any other, even if it's new. It's still me, underneath; just look, you'll see. Can't you see? Like snow and rain, and hail, and mist; all water, nothing more.

But that's the catch, isn't it? I'm never sure which one I'll be; mist or hail, storms or sea. I know what I've been, and I've been so many things Rose, but I can't tell you who I am, not yet.

But I'm me...

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khriskin: (Where the Ocean Meets the Sky)
TITLE: Choices
FANDOM: Stargate Atlantis
AU: Where the Ocean Meets the Sky
LENGTH/RATING: 100 words, PG
SUMMARY: Sometimes it just comes down to yes or no. [livejournal.com profile] sg_challenges Challenge #36 Tears/Joy.


Weep not in sorrow, nor in joy, but put aside these simple things and walk with me a while. Fear not, for time has stilled and they might yet live-- no, hush, be still but listen. I offer you a choice. Those who birthed me, built me, spun a soul from crystal and steel... they left me hollow.

I can save them, but I cannot do it alone.

Of you five I ask but one, to fill the holes and give my power purpose. A tiny sacrifice, in truth, against what you have lost and stand too lose.

Just one.

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