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21 nominations at the Twisting the Hellmouth Crossing Over Awards for me this year! Thanks to everyone who was so kind as to nominate my stories! I'm very flattered :) Now, if you want, you can read (or re-read) the nominated stories and vote if you would like :)

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Anyway, today's fic is a drabble for [livejournal.com profile] firefly100. And it's River-centric, b/c I <3 River.


Title: Just Breathe
Character: River
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG for content
Note: Set any time mid-season. River thinks about what the Academy did to her. Joss is Boss etc.

~~*~~


In.

Life needs air. Without air, everything stops.

Out.

In.

They gave her too much air, made her scream and beg before they took it away and made spots dance in her eyes and her lungs burn to cinders.

Out.

Now she was in a metal box in space, with tin air and loud voices and no one knew what they did to her.

In.

She knew, in her head and in her fingernails and in her vertebrae.

Out.

She didn't want to know any more.

Stop.

Spots danced in her eyes, lungs burned.

She wouldn't let them win.

In.
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Universe, stop trying to stab me in the motivation gland.


In celebration of my not being able to get off my ass today from the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., I sat myself down and made myself drabble. If you want, you can imagine this as a prequel to Secrets. A Firefly drabble for [livejournal.com profile] firefly100. It's Inara-centric.

Title: Mask
Author: [livejournal.com profile] mhalachaiswords
Character: Inara
Challenge: Lies
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Note: Prompted by a comment by Nandi in "Heart of Gold", which is the unattributed quote in the first line of the drabble.

~~*~~


You look exactly the same as the day I left.

Inara's reflection shone in the shuttle's golden mirror, an object designed to smooth her imperfections, showing only the beautiful mask.

In the black, it should not matter how everything, how she, was an illusion. She had spent years at the Companion House accepting the smoke and mirrors that allowed her to live the lie.

As she stared into the mirror that showed a face only half as young as it truly was, she realized that at some point, the weight of the lies had begun to press down upon her.

~~*~~
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As a follow-up to yesterday's drabble, I present Judith's side of the story. It's about as depressing as you can imagine, the missed chances. I'm going to go have a good cry now.

Title: Illusion (A follow-up to Card)
Fandom: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter (master list here)
Characters: Judith, Anita
[livejournal.com profile] fanfic100 Prompt: 99 -- Writer's Choice
Word Count: 200
Disclaimer: Laurell K. Hamilton owns all things Anita Blake. Only the story is my own.
Rating: G
Note: Set immediately before Card. Judith thinks about her nine-year-old stepdaughter, Anita, on Mother's Day. (Just assume that Paul is Anita's father's name)

~~*~~


It was Mother's Day, the second since Judith had married Paul, and she didn't know how she was going to survive it.

When she had accepted Paul's marriage proposal, two years after his first wife's unfortunate death, she had been so excited. Andrea would finally have a sister, and she'd have another daughter, little Anita.

That delusion hadn't lasted long. Andrea started showing off immediately. Judith knew it was because she was scared of the new situation, but Anita didn't react well to her new step-sister. At all. She'd withdrawn immediately, pulled back from her father, becoming secretive, sullen.

No, not sullen, Judith corrected. There was a strange stillness about the girl some days, something Judith couldn't explain. It was almost frightening.

Then the stillness left, and Anita went back to being her tiny, quiet self.

Any way Judith looked at it, there was no way Anita would let Judith into her heart.

Overhead, two sets of footsteps pounded down the stairs as Judith came to a decision. She'd tried for two years, putting herself out there and having every advance refused. Maybe it was time to give up the illusion of having another daughter. She'd never be Anita's mother.

~~*~~


And while I'm at it, my first offering for [livejournal.com profile] firefly100.

Title: Better Now
Fandom: Firefly
Character: River
Word Count: 100
Disclaimer: Joss Whedon et al. own all things Firefly. Only the story is my own.
Rating: G
Note: Set after the BDM, no real spoilers.

~~*~~


River was better now.

People came and went, with whispering eyes and dancing tongues, and River alone remained untouched.

She heard things, strange things, from all the people Serenity touched. Their secrets wandered through her head, like she wandered through the ship, never getting too close. If one touches the fire, it burns, and all her secrets would burn like ash up to heaven.

Simon worried when she tried to explain, so she stopped, stopped talking, stopped dancing, stopped everything. She hoarded her secrets to her breast like a lover, waiting to be left alone.

Secrets never left her alone.
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Belief
A Firefly drabble


Disclaimer: The Firefly universe belongs to Joss Whedon et al. I'm only borrowing and will return them at the end.
Word count: 100
Author's Note: Set after Jaynestown but before the end of the series, Shepherd Book tells his story. I'm not sure where this drabble came from, but it dropped fully formed into my brain 10 minutes ago.

~~~~~~~~~~~~


He wonders, sometimes, when the crew looks at him, if they see how lost he truly is.

He told River once that you don't fix faith; faith fixes you. She just looked at him with those big, unnaturally piercing eyes. He used to think he'd said something useful to her; now, he wonders what she saw in him.

He used to have faith in a lot of things; things he turned his back on when he entered the Abbey, seeking something to believe in.

Now… well, he believes in God.

He's just not sure if God can believe in him.

~~~~~~~~~~~~
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This is what I've been working on for the past two days. Please read the rating note.

Promises Part I
by [livejournal.com profile] mhalachaiswords


Summary: When everything falls apart and the people you love are dying, you need to go back to where it all began...
Disclaimer: The Firefly universe belongs to Joss Whedon et al. Merry Gentry belongs to Laurell K. Hamilton. I'm only borrowing and will return them at the end of the fic.
Rating: R. Please note this is a dark story, dealing with issues of off-screen violence and rape.
Author's Note: A follow-up to my Firefly/Merry Gentry crossovers, Secrets and Stories. This story is set in the Firefly timeline (after Serenity), referencing Merry Gentry stuff. This is not a pairing fic, but deals with the relationship between Mal and Inara.
Word count: 7,251
Phonetic Chinese: Tyen-sah duh uh-muo -- Goddamn monsters. Wuo duh ma -- Mother of Jesus. Source is the FireflyWiki.

Promises: Part I )
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Stories

Disclaimer: The Firefly universe belongs to Joss Whedon et al. Merry Gentry belongs to Laurell K. Hamilton. I'm only borrowing and will return them at the end of the fic.
Word count: 200
Author's Note: A follow-up to Secrets, my Firefly/Merry Gentry crossover, a drabble for [livejournal.com profile] houses7177. This story is set in the Firefly timeline (after Serenity), referencing Merry Gentry stuff, after Secrets. There is more in this universe coming soon, but this has to come first.

~~~~~~~~~~~~


Inara paused in braiding Kaylee's hair, and reached behind her on the bed. "Here," Inara said. "Let's see how this looks on you."

Kaylee's eyes went round in the mirror. "Oh, I can't."

"Of course you can," Inara said with a smile. "See how beautiful it is on you?"

The stone in the necklace, a deep red with gold veins running out from the center, lay against Kaylee's skin, almost glowing on the happy girl. The beaming smile on Kaylee's face made Inara's heart lift.

Inara pulled a few tiny strands of hair out of the braid to frame Kaylee's face. She wanted to suggest Kaylee wear the necklace at her wedding, but Companion training held. Simon still had his doubts. He needed to move on before he could give himself to Kaylee, and Inara would not ruin that for her friend.

"Shall I tell you a story?" Inara asked, picking up the brush once again. Kaylee nodded. "Once upon a time, on earth that was, there was magic, and it was everywhere."

Inara let her grandmother's stories flow off her tongue, tales of magic and fairy princesses and love and honor, and Kaylee never knew that Inara spoke truth.
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Oh man, I am so late for a party. But that's okay. Here, have some fanfic with a very ironic icon.

Never Lie Down
A Stargate SG-1/Firefly crossover

Characters: All of them!
Disclaimer: MGM/UA, Gekko Productions et al. own all things Stargate SG-1. Joss Whedon et al. own Firefly. I'm only borrowing and will return them at the end of the fic.
Author's Note: [livejournal.com profile] silver_venus42 wanted some Stargate SG-1 meets Serenity's crew in the Ficlette Fiasco III. This story is set after Serenity for FF, and in season seven for SG-01, before Heroes, and contains no real spoilers except for the name of a place that we don't talk about. Daniel POV.
Word count:: 2,350
Summary/Introduction: Daniel Jackson has seen plenty of strange things in his life, but the battle spilling through the Stargate may be one of the strangest.

Never Lie Down )
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Rose
Dust Motes Part IV


Crossover fandom: Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters: Dawn, River, Jayne, Kaylee, Mal.
Word Count: 947
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Joss Whedon owns all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and all things Firefly. Only the story is my own.
Note: Follows Dance, Screams and Rapture. Fourth in the Dust Motes series.

Rose )
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I am officially on the crack. This isn't my fault, I swear.

Title: Secrets
Characters: Inara and Mal and everyone else from Firefly; Merry and Frost and Doyle et al. from Merry Gentry. Set after Serenity, but only tiny spoilers for that.
Disclaimer: The Firefly universe belongs to Joss Whedon et al. Merry Gentry belongs to Laurell K. Hamilton. I'm only borrowing and will return them at the end of the fic.
Author's Note: [livejournal.com profile] waterfall8484 wanted some Firefly/Meredith Gentry, with a theme of blood. (Ficlette Fiasco III master list found here). This story is set in the Firefly timeline, referencing Merry Gentry stuff.
Word count: 1,789 or so
Summary: Serenity is flying to a world of magic, and only Inara knows what lies in store.

Secrets )
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Title: Judge Not
Characters: Methos from Highlander, River from Firefly. Set after Serenity, but no real spoilers for that.
Disclaimer: The Firefly universe belongs to Joss Whedon et al. Highlander belongs to Davis/Panzer et al. I'm only borrowing and will return them at the end of the fic.
Author's Note: [livejournal.com profile] remydesire wanted a River/Methos story. (Ficlette Fiasco III master list found here). This story references Methos's ride with the Four Horsemen timeline in Highlander.
Word count: 1,419 or so
Summary: Methos has something River wants. Methos is something River wants.

Judge Not )
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Title: Alice's Room
Author: Mhalachai
Summary: River lives in a world of her own... more true than even she knows. Rather AU.
Rating: PG
Spoilers/Timeline: Set after Serenity, after a fashion.
Disclaimer: Joss Whedon and company own all things Firefly and Serenity. I am merely borrowing the characters and story, and will put them back at the end.
Note: This is the idea I had a few days ago. I'm not sure what to think of it, frankly. Tell me what you think. Marcus and Mah are my characters, in case you are wondering. The story will be explained by the end of the 678 words.

Alice's Room )
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A quick friending note: I friend people back when they make a comment to that effect in the blog. There is really nothing f-locked, so no worries on any of that. And to everyone: Hello.

Now: A while back, I had one of those fandom meme things, and [livejournal.com profile] madannekidd and [livejournal.com profile] silver_venus42 tied for the most correct answers. So here are their ficlettes!

for [livejournal.com profile] madannekidd
I Need A Drink
Title: Brilliant
Crossover fandom: Highlander/Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters: Methos, Dawn, a mini-Slayer named Sarra
Rating: PG/FR7
Disclaimer: Joss Whedon owns all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Davis-Panzer Productions et al. own all things Highlander. Only the story is my own.
Note: A follow-up to Drinking Buddies and No Help At All in the I Need A Drink series.

Brilliant )

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for [livejournal.com profile] silver_venus42
Dust Motes
Title: Rapture
Crossover Fandom: Firefly/Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters: River, Tara (unnamed)
Rating: PG-13/FR15
Disclaimer: Joss Whedon owns all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and all things Firefly. Only the story is my own.
Note: Follows Dance and Screams. Third in the Dust Motes series.

Rapture )
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Title: Screams
[livejournal.com profile] tth100 prompt: Dawn
Crossover fandom: Firefly
Characters: Dawn, River (also Mal and Zoe and Jayne and Simon)
Prompt: 006 -- Blood (master table)
Word Count: 1101
Rating: PG-13/FR15
Disclaimer: Joss Whedon owns all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and all things Firefly. Only the story is my own.
Note: Follows Dance. The second in a series within the tth100 challenge. The story is set after Serenity, but has only the tiniest hint of a spoiler.

Screams )
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Title: Dance
[livejournal.com profile] tth100 prompt: Dawn
Crossover fandom: Firefly
Characters: Dawn, River
Prompt: 004 -- Prophecy (master table)
Word Count: 424
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Joss Whedon owns all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and all things Firefly. Only the story is my own.

Dance )
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Two fics. One, an Asher/Anita drabble over at [livejournal.com profile] abvh100, called Lack of Understanding. Two, a ficlette about Serenity that has been rattling around in my head for a while. Let me know what you think.

Title: Memories of Flowers
Author: Mhalachai
Summary: Kaylee thinks about changes, and what it means to be strong.
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Kaylee
Spoilers/Timeline: Set a week after Serenity. Big damn spoilers for the movie.
Disclaimer: Joss Whedon and company own all things Firefly and Serenity. I am merely borrowing the characters and story, and will put them back at the end.

Memories of Flowers )
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Different Eyes part 6/6
by Mhalachai
Rating: PG
Spoilers: All of Firefly, same for Anita Blake.
Disclaimer: Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy own all things Firefly. Laurell K. Hamilton owns all things Anita Blake. I am but borrowing the characters for a brief time and shall return them intact at the end.
Note: This story is SPOILER FREE for the movie. That said, is anyone going to believe me when I say that I wrote this chapter before I saw the movie? Honest.
Summary: Serenity gets four new passengers and, as usual, things are not as they seem.

~~. Part One .~~ ~~. Part Two .~~ ~~. Part Three .~~ ~~. Part Four .~~ ~~. Part Five .~~ ~~. Part Six .~~


Read the story... )
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Different Eyes part 5/6
by Mhalachai
Rating: PG
Spoilers: All of Firefly, same for Anita Blake.
Disclaimer: Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy own all things Firefly. Laurell K. Hamilton owns all things Anita Blake. I am but borrowing the characters for a brief time and shall return them intact at the end.
Note: This story is, and will remain, SPOILER FREE for the movie.
Summary: Serenity gets four new passengers and, as usual, things are not as they seem.

~~. Part One .~~ ~~. Part Two .~~ ~~. Part Three .~~ ~~. Part Four .~~ ~~. Part Five .~~ ~~. Part Six .~~


Read the story... )
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Different Eyes part 4/6
by Mhalachai
Rating: PG
Spoilers: All of Firefly, same for Anita Blake.
Disclaimer: Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy own all things Firefly. Laurell K. Hamilton owns all things Anita Blake. I am but borrowing the characters for a brief time and shall return them intact at the end.
Summary: Serenity gets four new passengers and, as usual, things are not as they seem.

~~. Part One .~~ ~~. Part Two .~~ ~~. Part Three .~~ ~~. Part Four .~~ ~~. Part Five .~~ ~~. Part Six .~~


Read the story... )
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Different Eyes part 3/6
by Mhalachai
Rating: PG
Spoilers: All of Firefly, same for Anita Blake.
Disclaimer: Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy own all things Firefly. Laurell K. Hamilton owns all things Anita Blake. I am but borrowing the characters for a brief time and shall return them intact at the end.
Summary: Serenity gets four new passengers and, as usual, things are not as they seem.

~~. Part One .~~ ~~. Part Two .~~ ~~. Part Three .~~ ~~. Part Four .~~ ~~. Part Five .~~ ~~. Part Six .~~


Read the story... )

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