ossobuco: Boss Lena McCarroll from Saints Row 3 (lena phone)
I KEPT DOING THE THING. Another fic from this Overwatch AU 'verse with [personal profile] renshai. This one gives some more of Lena's backstory, plus how she actually, y'know, ends up back with new!Overwatch in the first place.

Fandom: Overwatch (mostly)
Characters in this bit: Lena McCarroll, Jack Morrison
Word count: 2630
Rating: Soft teen for swearing and punching

Summary: Mercenary company boss (and former Overwatch brat) Lena McCarroll is unexpectedly, and unintentionally, rescued from police custody.

Also here @ AO3, here @ tumblr.

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Well, thought Lena McCarroll, handcuffed in the back of the Stilwater PD armored van, the Saints are not likely to bail me out of this one.

It was her own stupid fault )

ossobuco: Boss Lena McCarroll from Saints Row 3 (lena phone)
I DID THE THING?? This is the Overwatch AU that I have with [personal profile] renshai for our Saints Row bosses, because we're huge fucking nerds. The 'verse centers on former Overwatch brats Lena McCarroll and Max Eshkibog, daughters of decorated Blackwatch operatives Maddie McCarroll and Lilah Eshkibog. After their moms are reported killed in action, the girls are sent away to a US Marines boot camp and a Canadian military academy, respectively. The Recall happens when they're about 24-25.

Fandom: Overwatch, mostly
Characters in this bit: Lena McCarroll, Ana Amari
Word count: 1608
Rating: Very soft teen for lots of swearing and abandonment issues

Summary: Lena is trying and failing to get comfortable in New Overwatch (TM), and gets her second visit from a ghost.

Also here @ AO3, here @ tumblr.

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The sun is just rising, orange light filling the cracks in the windows of the new Overwatch’s HQ, or more accurately, its hide-out. Likely abandoned since shortly after the Omnic crisis, it’s only marginally worse than the Saints’ base of operations, low-profile and generally low-tech except for the few amenities that Winston has managed to repair or install himself. The old dormitory’s doors don’t lock, and the beds are worse than the granite slab of a mattress she’d had in boot camp. There’s a kitchenette with an unreliable oven and no dishwasher, and the only furniture in the adjacent rec room is Winston’s tire swing and a musty couch with a persistent odor of stale coffee.

And thank fuck for coffee )
ossobuco: Legion from Mass Effect 2 (lyna)
(So, this is the continuation of my Warden’s story, after the events of Dragon Age II and before Dragon Age: Inquisition; it features guest appearances by [livejournal.com profile] sakuratsukikage's Mahariel, Arelan, who is Lyna's younger brother in this 'verse. The title is from Leaves of Grass, 171. France, the 18th year of These States, by Walt Whitman.)

Fandom: Dragon Age (post-DAII, pre-Inquisition)
Characters: Lyna Mahariel/Alistair, Arelan Mahariel/Zevran, Hawke, Anders, other minor characters
Chapter word count: 2517
Chapter rating: G

Summary: Kirkwall’s Chantry lies in ruins, and mages across Thedas rise against their oppressors. How long can the Fereldan Grey Wardens remain neutral? And to where has the Champion of Kirkwall disappeared?

Also here @ AO3, here @ tumblr.

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Pale, silent, stern, what could I say to that long-accrued retribution?
Could I wish humanity different?
Could I wish the people made of wood and stone?
Or that there be no justice in destiny or time?

—Walt Whitman

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Lyna had been dreaming about a halla )
ossobuco: Legion from Mass Effect 2 (legion)
Posted a while back on tumblr, finally posted here/on AO3 after totally failing to edit (just made a few tiny changes). Pretty wholly an exercise in non-human perspective, and also the result of lots of robot feelings.

Fandom: Mass Effect (2)
Characters: Commander Shepard, Legion, Tali'zorah
Word Count: 1343
Rating: T for some wound depiction

Shepard-Commander is organic, and the geth consider this unfortunate )
ossobuco: Legion from Mass Effect 2 (lyna)
(I posted this on Tumblr ages ago, but I never got around to putting it on AO3 or here. Not that it's a big deal, because it's short and entirely silly and I hopelessly ship my OCs with other people's OCs. Most importantly, I'm not sorry.)

Fandom: Dragon Age
Characters: Lyna Mahariel, Taliesin Mahariel, Radha
Word Count: 560
Rating: G

(Also on AO3 here.)

It had always been a more-or-less innocent game between them )
ossobuco: Legion from Mass Effect 2 (lyna)
(Well, I've only been working on this for about nine months--that might be a record for me. Grazie mille to [personal profile] backinblack who so kindly looked it over, fixed the most troublesome spots, and provided much reassurance.)

Fandom: Dragon Age
Characters: Lyna Mahariel/Taliesin Mahariel
Word Count: 1330
Rating: T

(Also on AO3 here.)

The aravel floor was solid under her feet, the air fresh, the outside light warm and rich )
ossobuco: Legion from Mass Effect 2 (grey warden)
The King's (Or Not) Maille
Fandom: Dragon Age
Characters: Lyna Mahariel, Alistair Theirin
Word Count: 1474
Rating: G
Summary: What to do with King Cailan's armor recovered from Ostagar? Alistair and Mahariel discuss.

'But it's King Cailan's,' Alistair said hesitantly. )
ossobuco: Legion from Mass Effect 2 (Default)
Fandom: Dragon Age
Word count: 1171
Characters: Alistair/Lyna Mahariel
Rating: G
Summary: The answer to the question of when Alistair first realized he was attracted to Lyna. The prodigiously self-indulgent answer.

Alistair caught himself watching Lyna as they walked—more than that, he realized, he couldn't take his eyes from her. )
ossobuco: Legion from Mass Effect 2 (lyna griffin)
Title: Stitches
Fandom: Dragon Age II
Word count: 3968
Characters: Aveline, Merrill, m!Hawke/Anders, Varric, Isabela, Fenris, Sebastian, minor characters
Rating: G
Summary: An unusually cold winter descends on Kirkwall. One of Hawke's gifts to Anders has unintended consequences, and a little-known hobby of Aveline's causes a stir.

She was the Guard-Captain of Kirkwall, not their mother. )
ossobuco: Legion from Mass Effect 2 (Default)
Fandom: Dragon Age II
Word count: 1,216
Characters: Marie Hawke (warrior, sarcastic with a soft side), Anders
Rating: PG
Summary: Anders needs someone to talk to--and Hawke can't ignore a friend in need.

'Hawke?' )
ossobuco: Legion from Mass Effect 2 (lyna sun)
Soooo, this is the thing I mentioned last post, the Sappho poem that struck me and reminded me of the Dalish elves and which I have translated and slightly adapted to be actually relevant to the Dalish. Um. I have retained as much of the original as possible, because what really drew me to it initially was the descriptions of nature in it, and mostly have just altered references to deities and things with symbolic meaning.

I have a lot of other thoughts on this, but I will spare you. XD

Dalish love poem (adapted from Sappho's fragment, Δεῦρύ μ' ἐκ Κρήτας) )

Edit: And more thoughts )
ossobuco: Legion from Mass Effect 2 (Default)
Now 110% longer, with 50% more plot hooks, and fewer calories than the leading brand!

But seriously, at long last, here is the real first chapter of Our Fathers' Sky, my dieselpunk Hetalia AU fic. The original first section has been slightly revised; the rest is all new, baby.

Disclaimer: Axis Powers Hetalia and its characters are the property of Himaruya Hidekaz. This AU and the locations and interpretations involved herein are largely my invention, but it is, in the end, fanfiction, and I claim nothing but the words themselves. My only profit is fun.

Well, without further ado...

Our Fathers' Sky: Chapter 1
Chapter word count: 6,289
Characters this chapter: America, England, Canada, France, Italy Veneziano & Romano, Spain
Chapter rating: PG
Summary: Young pilot Alfred F. Jones makes an emergency landing, and two auto mechanics find that they have unexpected competition as spring unfolds in the factory town of Farwell.

The gas gauge hit empty. )
ossobuco: Legion from Mass Effect 2 (Default)
I really wanted to actually have the entirety of the first chapter done by today, but... yeah. And unfortunately that leaves out almost all of the important set-up for future chapters. So, I turned over a suggestion that [livejournal.com profile] anotadashi gave me, and am posting this as a sort of prologue, in hopes that you will forgive the rambling nature and the lack of a proper plot hook. I just wanted to have something today so that my cosplay for tomorrow's Steampunk meet will not be totally without context.

Since this is still a work in progress and the whole chapter will be posted together when I finish it, I really do welcome any comments or critiques to make this a stronger beginning. The title, too, is tentative and may be subject to change.

Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] harusamemosuke, [livejournal.com profile] anotadashi, and [livejournal.com profile] ruiza for their help and encouragement, and for always being willing to let me bounce ideas off of them or babble about science. :D

Anyway, then!

Our Fathers' Sky: Chapter 1, part 1: a prologue of sorts.
Chapter word count: 2,849
Chapter rating: PG

The gas gauge hit empty. )
ossobuco: Legion from Mass Effect 2 (Default)
Further excerpt from my dieselpunk!Hetalia thingy, continued from heeeere.

I should note at this point that dialogue in brackets are lines that will be in Italian when this is closer to finished. Also, is the intended language that the rest of the dialogue is in fairly clear/assumed based on context? I don't want to have to specify for every line, after all, so... yeah.

In which a German attempts to pay two Italians a visit, part II )

Already... time for bed.

Fic excerpt!

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 11:54 pm
ossobuco: Legion from Mass Effect 2 (wtfratelli)
Happy Three Weeks for Dreamwidth! *flops* Congratulations, have a steampunkdieselpunk?!talia excerpt. It's not really steampunk anymore; it kind of changed, there being so many cars and big engines and biplanes and all. Anyway. This thing is going nowhere, but I at least have some bits and pieces written. This is a huuuge work in progress and this piece in particular is in a rough stage, still, so any writerly-type suggestions, corrections, critiques, et cetera are welcome.

In which a German attempts to pay two Italians a visit )
ossobuco: Legion from Mass Effect 2 (Default)
Title: Uomini e Automobili
Author: aurussteelsword
Characters: eventual Italy/Germany; brief appearance by Romano
Word count: 10,781
Rating: PG
Warnings: Kissing, a little angst, a lot of fluff, and car obsessing.
Summary: Feliciano receives an extraordinary gift, which he is eager to share; Ludwig has unrelated concerns.

Author's note: This fic is dedicated to two people: [livejournal.com profile] sakuratsukikage, who beta-ed, opined, and encouraged during the entire writing process; and [livejournal.com profile] ottful, who inspired the concept and who has waited very, very patiently for the end result. You both are amazing, and without the two of you, this could not exist. ♥

Germany! Germany, are you busy? )
ossobuco: Legion from Mass Effect 2 (Default)
Links to each fic in my journal will include the following information:
Title (Character(s), rating [warnings]; word count)

Here is information on the various original characters involved.


  • Total Recall - a crossover centering on Blackwatch agents Maddie McCarroll and Lilah Eshkibog, and their daughters Lena McCarroll and Max Eshkibog.
    • Ghosts Part 2 (Lena McCarroll, Ana Amari, Teen [abandonment issues], 1608 words)
    • Ghosts Part 1 (Lena McCarroll, Jack Morrison, Teen [fights!!], 2630 words)

Dragon Age
  • There Be No Justice (In Destiny or Time) - longfic (in progress) about the Fereldan Wardens post-DA2/pre-Inquisition
  • Nightmares (DA2; F!Hawke, Anders; PG, 1216 words)
  • Stitches (DA2; Aveline, Merrill, others; G; 3965 words)
  • Fade Dreams (DA:O; Lyna Mahariel/Taliesin Mahariel; T, 1330 words)
  • The King's (Or Not) Maille (DA:O; Lyna Mahariel/Alistair; G, 1475 words)
  • That Moment When (DA:O; Alistair/Lyna Mahariel; G; 1170 words)
  • Dare (Pre-DA:O; Lyna Mahariel/Taliesin Mahariel, Radha; G; 560 words)

Mass Effect
  • Neurotaxis (ME2; Shepard, Legion, Tali'zorah; T [injuries/blood]; 1343 words)

Axis Powers Hetalia

Original Projects: I'm cleaning this stuff up, don't mind me )
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