amatara: (Londo and G'Kar - armies cannot stand)
So while on tumblr, I ended up writing two short Londo/G'Kar ficlets that I only now remembered to post at the AO3. The first one is a short humorous piece with a sprinkling of angst, the second is gratuitous hurt/comfort dealing with one of my favorite tropes. Neither are particularly deep, but I enjoyed writing them so here they are, for your reading pleasure.

We Are One (1119 words) by Amatara
Fandom: Babylon 5
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Londo Mollari, G'Kar
Summary: G'Kar may have become more tolerant of ridicule, but not when it comes to his Declaration of Principles, and not at all where Londo Mollari is concerned.

breathe in breathe out (1150 words) by Amatara
Fandom: Babylon 5
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Londo Mollari, G'Kar
Summary: Londo isn't as young as he used to be; or as whole. Set during season 5’s In the Kingdom of the Blind, just after the attempt on Londo’s life.


amatara: (Timov and Londo)
Though I Walk Through the Valley (46544 words) by Amatara
Chapters: 15/15
Fandom: Babylon 5
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Londo Mollari/Timov, Vir Cotto & Londo Mollari, G'Kar & Londo Mollari, Vir & Lennier
Characters: Londo Mollari, Vir Cotto, G'Kar, Timov, Lennier, Delenn, David Sheridan
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Not A Fix-It, Canonical Character Death, Canon Compliant
Summary: What really happened during those sixteen long years in which Londo waited for the prophecies to come true? A multi-chapter story, indended to bridge the gap between Londo's ascension to the throne and Centauri Prime's eventual liberation from the Drakh.

So, this is it! I just posted the last chapter of the fic that consumed my life for the past four months, ever since I gave in to that crazy impulse to write the one B5 story I've always wanted to see written. Well, 'consumed my life' is probably still an understatement. If there's anything that I learned throughout this, it's that I'm probably not cut out to be a writer - that is to say, writing is my passion and my joy but it's also my addiction, and the way I've been living these past few months to get this thing written... let's just say it wasn't very healthy, not for me and not for the people living with me and who were so kind to put up with me throughout this. It's still an experience I wouldn't have missed for the world, though. And I think I can say that, of all the stories I have written and may yet write in the future, this is the one story I hope I can be remembered by. Because every emotion that's in there is real, in some way, and mine, and because I am so fond of the story in itself and so proud of it too. So (I'm getting emotional now, dammit) if there ever comes a time that I need to leave fandom, and I hope that time won't come for many years yet... this is the story that I hope people will associate with me. It's by no means perfect, partly because I didn't get a beta while writing it (which I still think was a good call, or I would never have finished it) and partly because of the deadlines I had to keep setting myself to just get through it... But I think it still manages to do what I wanted it to, and even plot-wise, the puzzle pieces fit together pretty well with only a few ragged edges, so... yeah. I think I can safely feel proud of this thing.

And I really hope this won't sound presumptuous, but thank you so much to everyone who cheered me on through any part of this, whether it was with a few words or a thousand, and whether you actually read the story or were just passing through. It made all the difference in the world, believe me. And to everyone who was waiting to read this until you were sure I'd actually be able to finish it (which I don't blame you for, for a while I wasn't all that sure I would either :) )... Here you go, I hope it was worth the wait!

amatara: (Vir Cotto - growth)
So this is the last “real” chapter, with only an epilogue to follow and one final plot point to resolve, and it feels… so very strange. I still need to write the epilogue itself, which I’ll do in the next couple of days; by that time I’ll hopefully have gathered my thoughts about this story and how intense writing it has been for me. (In one word: very. *nervous chuckle*). In the meantime, I hope you’ll all enjoy this chapter, which brings the story back to our dear and brave Vir.

Title: Though I Walk Through the Valley (14/15)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Category/Rating: gen-ish (with some background pairings), PG-13
Story summary: What really happened during those sixteen long years in which Londo waited for the prophecies to come true? A multi-chapter story, intended to bridge the gap between Londo’s ascension to the throne and Centauri Prime’s eventual liberation from the Drakh.

(In which Vir learns the truth and, for once, doesn’t wait for the fight to come to him.)
amatara: (g'kar)
Even though this isn't the last chapter yet, it almost feels like it is, because so much happens in this one. And that's only the abridged version - if I'd put everything in this chapter that I originally wanted to, I'm pretty sure I'd have been writing forever. That said, I hope I didn’t rush things too much; at one point, it felt like I was just racing from plot point to plot point trying to tie it all up without losing momentum, and I’m still not quite sure if I managed to avoid that trap. Also, because I was fretting so much about not turning this chapter into a huge melodrama, I might have overcompensated and made it too clinical instead. But chances are if I’d have gone for more drama, I would have ended up being just as worried that I took it too far, because that's me as well. :)

Anyway, after this chapter there’s one more, and then an epilogue, but I have good hopes (fingers crossed) that, now the toughest bit is done, it’s just gonna be riding the rollercoaster all the way down!

Title:
Though I Walk Through the Valley (13/15)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Category/Rating: gen-ish (with some background pairings), PG-13
Story summary: What really happened during those sixteen long years in which Londo waited for the prophecies to come true? A multi-chapter story, intended to bridge the gap between Londo’s ascension to the throne and Centauri Prime’s eventual liberation from the Drakh.

(In which Vir is shocked; Timov has the last word; G’Kar makes a promise; and Londo prepares in the only way he can.)
amatara: (Timov and Londo)
I spent over a week editing this chapter before I no longer felt underwhelmed by it, but I've finally managed to finish it, whew! Is this something like end-of-story blues? I’m down to the final few chapters, and of course there’s a downside to writing a WIP: inevitably, at some point you find out that your story has gaps it’s just too late to fix. No huge plot holes so far, but a lot of smaller things, like having spent too much / little time on a certain character or plot point, that kind of stuff. But I’ve set up the plot a certain way, and with just a few more chapters to go, there’s increasingly little space left to maneuver. I just hope I’ll get it right. Only two more big chapters to go before we’re done! *flails*

Title:
Though I Walk Through the Valley (12/?)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Category/Rating: gen-ish (with some background pairings), PG-13
Story summary: What really happened during those sixteen long years in which Londo waited for the prophecies to come true? A multi-chapter story, intended to bridge the gap between Londo’s ascension to the throne and Centauri Prime’s eventual liberation from the Drakh.

(In which Vir raises the stakes, and Timov is forced to choose her allegiance.)
amatara: (g'kar)
These past few days I've been on a short but lovely trip to Berlin, and I think vacation has helped me to recapture just the mood I needed to polish this chapter: happy, kind of mellow, but with a touch of melancholy to sharpen the edges. A perfect Londo/G’Kar mood, in other words. :)

This is one chapter I feel quite nervous - not to mention slightly giddy - about, as it contains the only interaction Londo and G’Kar will most likely have in this story. (That is, unless I end up changing my mind about not writing the death scene itself, which canon has already shown us with such poetic perfection.) So any thoughts any of you have would be welcomed and loved!


Title: Though I Walk Through the Valley (11/?)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Category/Rating: gen-ish (with some background pairings), PG-13
Story summary: What really happened during those sixteen long years in which Londo waited for the prophecies to come true? A multi-chapter story, intended to bridge the gap between Londo’s ascension to the throne and Centauri Prime’s eventual liberation from the Drakh.

(In which G’Kar comes to Centauri Prime and there is a reunion of sorts, in the most fitting of places.)
 

amatara: (Timov and Londo)
Title: Though I Walk Through the Valley (10/?)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Category/Rating: gen-ish (with some background pairings), PG-13
Story summary: What really happened during those sixteen long years in which Londo waited for the prophecies to come true? A multi-chapter story, intended to bridge the gap between Londo's ascension to the throne and Centauri Prime's eventual liberation from the Drakh.

(In which Londo gambles and loses, and the wheel spins.)
amatara: (Timov and Londo)
Not a Londo chapter, like I'd planned, but a Timov one first!

Title: Though I Walk Through the Valley (9/?)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Category/Rating: gen-ish (with some background pairings), PG-13
Story summary: What really happened during those sixteen long years in which Londo waited for the prophecies to come true? A multi-chapter story, intended to bridge the gap between Londo's ascension to the throne and Centauri Prime's eventual liberation from the Drakh.

(In which Timov bends her principles, and there is some quiet before the storm.)
amatara: (Vir Cotto - growth)
Aaannd we're here with a new installment of our Centauri Prime saga.

This chapter got away from me a little - at first, I had a hard time getting into the flow of writing it, and then once I did I couldn't make myself stop. But anyway, this is where the plot slowly starts to thicken, and for the first time while writing this story I really felt that storyteller's thrill of seeing some of the pieces begin to come together. I have everything plotted out pretty tightly, in the sense that I have a decent idea of what should happen in each chapter, who will be the narrator, when certain characters will have to do certain things to serve the plot and how to get them into a position where they can do it. I've never written longfic before so this is a whole new experience for me, but I'm amazed at how satisfying I'm finding it. Exhausting too - I'm going to sleep and waking up with this story - but so far it's been very much worth it. I also think I've passed the halfway mark where the number of chapters, and I'm loving that nervous thrill of hoping I can get it all tied together. *crosses fingers it will stay that way*

Anyway, hope you all enjoy this! By the way, the chapter after this one will be Londo again, for anyone who wonders. :)

Title: Though I Walk Through the Valley (8/?)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Category/Rating: gen-ish (with some background pairings), PG-13
Story summary: What really happened during those sixteen long years in which Londo waited for the prophecies to come true? A multi-chapter story, intended to bridge the gap between Londo's ascension to the throne and Centauri Prime's eventual liberation from the Drakh.

(In which Earth is in shock, and so is Vir, though not quite for the same reasons.)
amatara: (g'kar)

Title: Though I Walk Through the Valley (7/?)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Category/Rating: gen-ish (with some background pairings), PG-13
Story summary: What really happened during those sixteen long years in which Londo waited for the prophecies to come true? A multi-chapter story, intended to bridge the gap between Londo's ascension to the throne and Centauri Prime's eventual liberation from the Drakh.

(In which G’Kar mourns Lyta, and meets an old friend on Minbar.
)

Also, I'm proud to say this story now has its very own cover art! *beams*

Cover art

Many, many thanks to ghanimasun for letting me borrow one of her beautiful graphics to make this!
amatara: (Londo and G'Kar - armies cannot stand)
It seems I'm more shallow than I thought, because for some reason writing 3000 words of the Drakh punishing Londo (well, not 3000 words of actual punishment, but a 3000-word scene of which about 10 percent is punishment and the rest is talking plus aftermath) went much more smoothly than writing a 3000-word scene about awesome Centauri ladies and politics. Which doesn't mean I spent less effort on the ladies and politics scene, mind you; rather the contrary, but... well, you know. *g*

Title: Though I Walk Through the Valley (6/?)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Category/Rating: gen-ish (with some background pairings), PG-13
Story summary: What really happened during those sixteen long years in which Londo waited for the prophecies to come true? A multi-chapter story, intended to bridge the gap between Londo's ascension to the throne and Centauri Prime's eventual liberation from the Drakh.

In which Vir comes to visit, Timov spills a secret, and Londo has to pay the price.


I have a question, too. Not too long ago I put up a poll asking if it would make a difference to any of you if I started posting fic exclusively on AO3, to which most of you replied no, not at all. Now that I've actually made the switch to just posting on AO3 and putting up the link here, I thought I'd ask once again. My personal feeling - though it might be based on coincidence - is that it doesn't make any difference in terms of who seems to be reading and/or commenting, but I do get the impression that it's harder, or at least less natural on AO3 to have conversations in the comments than it is on DW or LJ. Is it just me, or is this a feeling some of you share? I'm hardly complaining - any comment is very much appreciated, whether it turns into a conversation or not, and I'm not side-eyeing anyone for anything - but I do feel like there's a difference, so I'm really interested to hear other fic writers' thoughts about this. (Like, apparently on AO3 it is a thing that people complain about conversations in the comments inflating the comment counts? Personally, I don't mind this at all, but I can see how it might end up being a factor.)

amatara: (Timov and Londo)
And the story continues...

Title: Though I Walk Through the Valley (5/?)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Category/Rating: gen-ish (with some background pairings), PG-13
Story summary: What really happened during those sixteen long years in which Londo waited for the prophecies to come true? A multi-chapter story, intended to bridge the gap between Londo's ascension to the throne and Centauri Prime's eventual liberation from the Drakh.

In which someone takes matters into their own hands, and Timov is surprised but takes it all in stride. Most of it, anyway.

As always, any feedback is loved.
amatara: (Vir Cotto - growth)
And here we are with the fourth chapter - which also happens to the first one in which we're leaving the canon timeline behind and veering off into unexplored territory! It's Vir's thoughts we're delving into this time, as he receives a message from an unexpected source. Hope you all enjoy this! Next chapter, by the way, will focus on Timov again as we return to Centauri Prime.

Title: Though I Walk Through the Valley (4/?)
Fandom: Babylon 5
Category/Rating: gen-ish (with some background pairings), PG-13
Story summary: What really happened during those sixteen long years in which Londo waited for the prophecies to come true? A multi-chapter story, intended to bridge the gap between Londo's ascension to the throne and Centauri Prime's eventual liberation from the Drakh.

As always, any feedback is loved.

(He couldn't breathe. That was the first thought that went through his mind. He couldn't breathe, and there was smoke everywhere, thick, cloying tendrils seeping into his lungs. His footsteps thumped against the floor as he pushed his way past silk curtains and through gold-studded doors.)


amatara: (g'kar)
Another chapter is up and posted - this time, with G'Kar and Vir as our main protagonists. Writing G'Kar was hard, for some reason; I had to keep rewatching bits of the show before I could hear his voice in my head again, which made me a little sad (where is the time when I knew all of G'Kar's lines by heart and could pull out his voice whenever I needed it? *sniffs*). But I loved writing him again, especially in combination with Vir. Hope you all enjoy this!

Title: Though I Walk Through the Valley
Fandom: Babylon 5
Category/Rating: gen-ish (with some background pairings), PG-13
Story summary: What really happened during those sixteen long years in which Londo waited for the prophecies to come true? A multi-chapter story, intended to bridge the gap between Londo's ascension to the throne and Centauri Prime's eventual liberation from the Drakh.
Chapter 3 summary: As G'Kar is preparing to leave the station, Vir comes bearing brivari and a great many questions.
Chapter 3 characters: G'Kar, Vir Cotto.

As always, any feedback is loved!

(G'Kar had thought himself quite adept at masking emotion. But this time it must have been plain on his face, because Vir looked down and busied himself pouring the brivari – a generous swig for G'Kar and a more modest amount for himself.)

amatara: (Timov and Londo)
Second chapter has been posted on AO3! The rest of the story is slowly starting to take shape in my mind, although that also means I'm starting to realize just how many loose ends are going to need tying up before it's all done, eep!  *takes deep breaths* One chapter at a time, and we'll get there...

Title: Though I Walk Through the Valley
Fandom: Babylon 5
Category/Rating: gen-ish (with some background pairings), PG-13
Story summary: What really happened during those sixteen long years in which Londo waited for the prophecies to come true? A multi-chapter story, intended to bridge the gap between Londo's ascension to the throne and Centauri Prime's eventual liberation from the Drakh.
Chapter 2 summary: Vir contacts Timov after Londo has told him to leave Centauri Prime. She goes to meet Londo after his coronation, making him a proposal that ends up surprising both of them.
Chapter 2 characters: Timov, Londo Mollari.

As always, any feedback or discussion is welcome!

(All her life Timov had loathed being a nobleman's wife, a pretty trinket to parade in front of others. She'd long stopped thinking of herself as pretty, but the rest was no less true today than it had ever been. Except where once she had defied Londo openly, flaunting her insolence for everyone to see, right now she felt strangely protective of him. Centauri emperors did not generally lead long, fruitful lives.)


amatara: (Londo and G'Kar - armies cannot stand)
Aaaannnnd we have liftoff! :)

I just finished and posted the first chapter of the B5 post-series story I was brainstorming about earlier this week. I honestly have no idea how quickly I'm going to be able to make progress on this, but I'll be trying to have the next chapter ready for you in a week or so. *knocks on wood* In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this first effort!

Title: Though I Walk Through the Valley
Fandom: Babylon 5
Summary: So what happened during those sixteen long years in which Londo waited for the prophecies to come true? An attempt to bridge the gap between Londo's ascension to the throne and Centauri Prime's eventual liberation from the Drakh.
Characters: Londo Mollari, Vir Cotto. Expected to appear in later chapters: Timov, G'Kar, Delenn, Lennier, possibly others.
Category/Rating: gen-ish (with some background pairings), PG-13
Author's Notes: This is basically an alternate version of the events post-Fall of Centauri Prime; alternate, that is, to Peter David's Legions of Fire trilogy. I do not presume to match Mr. David in terms of writing skill, but I did miss a number of things in his novels, which led me to try to write my own take on events. I am not considering the trilogy to be canon, and no knowledge of the novels is required to read this. The story takes off during the season-five episode The Fall of Centauri Prime and covers the sixteen-year period until Londo's eventual death (so yes, it will have - canon - character death eventually).
Thanks to: All of you who were so enthusiastic at the prospect of this story that I couldn't *not* take the plunge and give it a try!

As always, any feedback or discussion is welcome! Even more so because this is a work in progress, meaning I can actually try to incorporate suggestions and requests.

(It was clear from the set of Vir's shoulders that he was afraid, and that Londo was the cause of it. Not simply because he was about to become Emperor, but for what it might change between them. What it had already changed.)

amatara: (Timov and Londo)
I've been thinking about writing my own version of the events after Londo became emperor; basically what Peter David did in his Legions of Fire trilogy, but, well, different. Shorter, for one, but hopefully more satisfying to me emotionally. It's not an original thought, I know. I'm sure everyone who read Peter David's trilogy and found it sadly lacking in, erm, many things (by which I don't mean I can't believe anyone read it and didn't find it lacking, just that I know I'm not the only one who was disappointed by it) must have had that same thought. But up till now, for me, it was just a wild idea. At first I didn't feel confident enough to write that type of story, and then afterwards my enthusiasm over the show flagged a little and it was inspiration I missed. But this year's Yuletide, along with the recent B5 revival on tumblr, seems to have rekindled my love for the show, and if there's one story I'd still like to write in this fandom it has to be that one, so...

I was on vacation in Austria last week, and I actually started plotting a very vague outline. I even wrote what might pass for the first few paragraphs, and thought about how to resolve the storyline about the Drakh occupation of Centauri Prime. Cut for spoilery ramble. ) So, all things considered, I'd say I'm closer to writing this thing than I've ever been. And I have no other fannish commitments, so I could spend all the time on it that I need, which is good too.

That said, resolving to write this thing would still be a commitment – it's not likely to turn into a 100k epic because that would take me ages knowing the rate at which I write, but still, even 10 to 20k might take me a while to finish. So I'd very much like to know before I throw myself into it: would anyone out there be interested in reading this story?

I'll be fair – at this point I have no idea what the story will turn into. I can tell you some things it won't be, though. It won't be a fix-it. It won't be an epic Londo/G'Kar love story (there might be hints of Londo/G'Kar, but there'd be Londo/Timov as well, and in any case it would be a gen story at heart). It won't be an AU, so it won't have a happier ending than canon does. It also won't be nearly as long or epic as Peter David's Centauri trilogy. But it would be an attempt to do some of the same characters more justice than I feel was the case in the trilogy. One of the main reasons why I was disappointed with the novels was that I felt not a single one of the main characters – Vir, Londo, Timov, G'Kar, Mariel – came out of it with their dignity intact. In terms of characterization, Londo probably fared better than the rest, but then most of his sections had the issue of devolving into a whumpfest that would put some of the more intense whumpfests in, say, SGA fandom to shame. (No, I do not need to read about a character I love soiling himself during a torture session with the Drakh; I don't mind angst, but there's angst and then there's whump, mister David, and you don't appear to know the difference). So one of the things I'd do is focus on those characters – Londo, Vir, G'Kar and Timov, definitely, maybe Mariel, Delenn, David Sheridan, possibly Lennier – and try to give them some space to shine within the boundaries of the story.

Realistically, I'd have to make this a WIP to pull this off. That in itself may deter people from reading, I know. But I don't see myself writing something of this scale in one go. I have never posted a WIP before, but if it helps, I have never started any story that I didn't finish eventually (though I have been known to take a *long* time to finish :) ). So I might try to write and post this at a rate of, say, one new section of the story every one or two weeks. How does that sound?

There it is, you guys. What do you think? I was thinking maybe this could use a poll, because everything is better with tickyboxes, but it seems I can't do polls anymore since I let my paid LJ account expire. :( Still, poll or no, please tell me if you have any thoughts!
amatara: (starstuff - black and white)
Because [personal profile] selenak guessed the B5 fic I wrote for Yuletide, I wrote her a ficlet! She asked for something exploring Regent Virini, so here goes. (Did you know, by the way, there wasn't even a character tag for the poor Regent on AO3? How sad is that?)

Title: The Quiet Ones
Fandom: Babylon 5
Characters: Regent Milo Virini, Londo Mollari
Summary: The life and death of Regent Virini - one of the quiet ones history is bound to forget.
Rating: G
Word Count: 900


Ficlet: The Quiet Ones )

 

Or read it on AO3.


amatara: (yuletide tree)
Wishing you all the very best for the coming year! Far be it for me to know what the future should bring to make you happy, so let me offer no big, booming wishes but just a small something to warm your heart, like you've all warmed mine with your words and your stories and your art and your presence:



It also happens to be my New Year's resolution for this year to remember this. :) I do that far too rarely.


Meanwhile, Yuletide reveal has happened, so finally, away with the secrecy! I wrote four stories in three fandoms: my official assignment as well as three treats.


Putting Out Fire (With Gasoline) (9128 words) by Amatara
Fandom: Twin Peaks
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Category: Gen
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Dale Cooper, Harry Truman, Audrey Horne, Albert Rosenfield, Annie Blackburn, Lucy Moran, Dennis "Denise" Bryson
Summary: When you've pulled someone back from the brink, how do you put them back together again? A series of recordings and interviews, made at the Spokane Valley Hospital, where Dale Cooper was taken after being freed from BOB's control.

I've been frantic about this story from the moment I read my assignment, which was basically 'please write about Dale Cooper - apart from that, anything goes'. The lack of optional details had me flailing for a while to come up with a plot bunny that was both meaty enough for a longer story and something I hadn't done before. I ended up writing a series of post-canon character interviews recounting the story of Cooper's rescue and the inevitable messy picking-up-the-pieces afterwards. The first-person POV may have been a bigger gamble than I thought (I was about halfway into the story when there was this huge 'I loathe first-person POV' thread on FFA, so that was a little ouch) but in the end, with the help of my two lovely betas, I managed to put something together I think I can feel proud of. My one remaining fear now is my recipient, because they left a 'will come back later, when I have more time' comment and so far I haven't heard back from them. I do hope I wrote them something they enjoyed! *frets*


The Tender Boughs of Innocence (4398 words) by Amatara
Fandom: Twin Peaks
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Category: Gen
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Albert Rosenfield, Gordon Cole, Chet Desmond, Dennis "Denise" Bryson, Dale Cooper
Summary: Albert didn't reckon himself a coward, a crybaby or a cream puff. What he was was a tender twenty-nine, which at the Bureau still counted as green behind the ears, but he had skill and wit and a bloodhound's instinct for clues, and he didn't rattle easily. Which was what had earned him this case to begin with. Right now, calling him 'rattled' would be stating it mildly.

Written as a treat for [personal profile] firerose, who specifically requested Albert-centric fic in which he gets to interact with other FBI agents besides Cooper. I adore Albert, so this was a challenge I couldn't pass up! Pre-canon case fic this time, which is also something I never did before.


Sharing is Caring (3127 words) by Amatara
Fandom: Boston Legal
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Category: Gen
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Alan Shore, Denny Crane, Shirley Schmidt
Summary: Denny wants a threesome for his birthday. Alan isn't thrilled. Shirley is caught in the middle.

I discovered Boston Legal not too long ago and instantly devoured all five seasons, and I was just itching to write fic for it this Yuletide! [livejournal.com profile] alexcat's Yuleletter requested Alan & Denny interaction, and I had great time putting together a snark-filled little treat.


In Flagrante (2048 words) by Amatara
Fandom: Babylon 5
Rating: Mature
Category: M/M
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: G'Kar/Londo Mollari
Characters: G'Kar, Londo Mollari, Delenn, Vir Cotto
Summary: Three times Londo and G'Kar were caught in the act: one happy, one angry, one sad.

Honestly, I hadn't planned on writing any B5 this year. But as it happened, my trusted Twin Peaks beta [archiveofourown.org profile] Nemo_the_Everbeing had  just discovered the fandom, promptly offered it for Yuletide, and got matched on it. The result is the absolutely stunning The Subtle Arangement of Stones (which I absolutely recommend to anyone who loves the fandom!) of which I got a sneak preview because I helped beta it... and suddenly I was in love with B5 all over again! After which I just couldn't resist [personal profile] aria's heartfelt plea for more Londo/G'Kar fic. This will, of course, surprise no one. (Least of all [dreamwidth.org profile] selenak, who immediately guessed this story was mine.)


All in all, it's been a good Yuletide for me. I got lovely gift stories and some wonderful comments on my own stories and writing was fun and productive - but I did realize how much more stressed I get when I actually have an official assignment, as compared to when I'm just writing treats like I did last year. So now I'm mulling over my strategy for next year. Signing up, which means a gift story but also more stress, or going for the more relaxed treat-writing experience again. Mmhmm, dilemmas... 


amatara: (TP Cooper and Albert)
Title: Swallow
Fandom: Twin Peaks
Characters: Dale Cooper, Albert Rosenfield.
Summary: It's not that Albert doesn't like food; it's that he loves it too much to settle for the mediocre. The same could be said about Albert and people. (pre-canon, very mild slash.)
Rating: PG-13 for language.
Word Count: ~1800
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] three_penny, who requested Albert 'n Cooper breakfast fic. I promised a drabble, but Albert insisted on something a little longer. This turned out quite a bit fluffier than what I usually write, so be warned. :) Unbeta'ed, so any mistakes are my own.

Fic: Swallow. )

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