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Iron Man: Where You Lead (2/3)

Title: I Will Follow
Series: Where You Lead
Author: Vashti (tvashti)
Fandom: Iron Man 2
Characters: Pepper Potts, Tony Stark, OC
Rating: PG
Summary: They eat at Rolfe's. Pepper is embarrassed. Tony is stunned-several times. Sophie is tactile. It's very much a family meal.
Length: ~ 4,270 words
Disclaimer: Only the words are mine, and that's probably up for philosophical debate.
Distribution: Want? Ask.
Author's Note: Written during NaNoWriMo 2013. Mistakes may be more egregious than usual. Please feel free to point them out. Story title still from "Where You Lead" by Carole King.

'Where you lead I will follow--anywhere that you tell me to.' Carole KingCollapse )

Iron Man: Where You Lead (1/3)

Title: Where You Lead
Series:: Where You Lead Trilogy
Author: Vashti
Fandom: Iron Man 2
Characters: Pepper Potts, Tony Stark, OC
Rating: PG
Summary: "I swear I wasn't hiding my child from you. Not purposeful- Well, not vindictively, like I didn't want you to know that they existed." "Ha! But it was on purpose."
Length: ~2,300 words
Disclaimer: Only the words are mine, and that's probably up for philosophical debate.
Distribution: Want? Ask.
Author's Note: Story title from the re-recorded "Where You Lead I Will Follow" by Carole King, sung with her daughter Louise Goffin.

'If you need--you need me to be with you, I will follow where you lead.' Carole King Collapse )

TM: Quick, Painless and Easy (14/?)

Title: Fuss
Series: Quick, Painless and Easy
Author: Vashti (tvashti)
Fandom: Tin Man
Character(s): Wyatt Cain, Ahamo, Azkadellia
Rating: PG
Summary: Cain and Ahamo wonder, and worry, about the Princess Azkadellia's mysterious project.
Length: ~1100 words
tm_challenge Prompt: fuss (circa 2009)
Disclaimer: Only the words are mine, and that’s probably up for philosophical debate.Series title inspired by the song of the same name by Ivy.
Dedication: You. For reading. You're amazing, did you know that?
Notes: Written for 2009's Big Prompt Table seasonal challenge at tm_challenge. If you want to follow along, my prompt table is here. Although if you do, that is some serious dedication on your part, dude, and I feel honored.
Notes2: Sigh...this story was supposed to be posted a week after "High Ground" (it was written and everything!) but life conspired against me. There's one more already-written story after that. All fingers crossed that it goes up next weekend!

1a: to create or be in a state of restless activity... 2a: to become upsetCollapse )

Random 3 Sentence Ficathon Fill

I somehow missed this one in my March posting for the 3 Sentence Ficathon. Considering it's for Inception, you wouldn't think that'd be possible... General disclaimer: I own nothing but my own words, and that's up for philosophical debate.

Inception, Ariadne/Arthur, “You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” (Dr. Seuss)Collapse )

Tin Man: Quick, Painless and Easy (13/?)

Title: High Ground
Series: Quick, Painless and Easy
Author: Vashti (tvashti)
Fandom: Tin Man
Character(s): Wyatt Cain, Jeb Cain
Rating: PG
Summary: Cain goes about implementing the Royals' plan for bodyguards, but his next recruit might be a hard sell.
Length: ~650 words
tm_challenge Prompt: market (circa 2009)
Disclaimer: Only the words are mine, and that’s probably up for philosophical debate.Series title inspired by the song of the same name by Ivy.
Dedication: You. For reading. You're amazing, did you know that?
Notes: Written for 2009's Big Prompt Table seasonal challenge at tm_challenge. If you want to follow along, my prompt table is here. Although if you do, that is some serious dedication on your part, dude, and I feel honored.
Notes2: After this story, I have 2 more ready to go so that's at least another two weeks of actual content before I fall off again. But better than my year+ silence last time, right? Right? Guys...?

'I can't believe you can just forget--' 'I haven't forgotten anything.' Collapse )

BtVS: Closet (8/?)

Title: The End of Everything You Thought You Knew About "Normal"
Series: Closet
Author: Vashti (tvashti)
Fandom: BtVS
Character(s): Buffy, Oz
Rating: PG
Summary: Immediately following the events of It Already Is, Oz treats Buffy to a friendly meal.
Length: ~1800
Prompt: fanfic100 - 86 choices, alphabetasoup - z is for zingy
Disclaimer: Only the words are mine, and that’s probably up for philosophical debate.
Dedication: It's been almost 2 years since I posted a story for this series. If you're still reading, give yourself not only a gold star but a cookie of your choice, too!
Notes: Please see the Master Post for earlier stories as they're not all on this comm.

'It's been a while since I felt this, but it feels like it might be hope' Dewayne WoodsCollapse )

BtVS: Walking with Me

Title: Walking With Me
Author: Vashti (tvashti)
Fandom: BtVS
Character(s): Buffy
Rating: PG
Summary: Buffy knows her cross works, but she has no idea why.
Length: 100 words
open_on_sunday Prompt: cross
Disclaimer: Only the words are mine, and that’s probably up for philosophical debate.

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BtVS: Privilege

Title: Privilege
Author: Vashti (tvashti)
Fandom: BtVS
Character(s): Rona, Slayer Inc
Rating: PG
Summary: She's all alone in an army of white girls, and nobody else seems to understand why this is a problem.
Length: ~680
comment_fic Prompt: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Rona, She's all alone in an army of white girls, and nobody else seems to understand why this is a problem.
Disclaimer: Only the words are mine, and that’s probably up for philosophical debate.
Dedication: for tiny_white_hats who comes up with some of the best prompts
Notes: I have read maybe 3 comics ever? Thank God for the Buffy Wiki and things like that there (how did fandom work before the internet got into full swing?). My point being that the comic-verse is made of very broad brush strokes. But that's not what's important here...

They stop Black men on the streets for being Black so, yeah, maybe this is a thing.Collapse )

Multifandom: 3 Sentence Ficathon Fills

Thanks to erinm_4600, I got sucked into the 3 Sentence Ficathon. I've posted maybe a half-dozen stories, and read many many more. Here's what I've got so far. Considering that the fandoms are wildly different, my general disclaimer applies to all: Only the words are mine, and that's probably up for philosophical debate.


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Narnia, Susan Pevensie, home is where the heart isCollapse )


Leverage, Nate & Parker, learning Collapse )


Narnia, Edmund, underestimated Collapse )


Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Oz/Willow, 'you don't know how lovely you are' Collapse )


Avengers (MCU), Steve Rogers + Siri, Steve hasn't gotten over his culture shock just yetCollapse )

BtVS/DKR/Inception: How I Know You

Title: How I Know You
Series: Companion to the Midnight City series
Author: Vashti (tvashti)
Fandom: BtVS/The Dark Knight Rises/Inception
Character(s): John Blake, Sarah the OC Slayer, Ariadne, Dominic Cobb, Arthur
Rating: PG-13
Warning: trigger warning for self harm
Summary: Nothing John can say will convince Sarah that she's only a figment of his imagination.
Length: ~1660
Disclaimer: Only the words are mine, and that’s probably up for philosophical debate.
Dedication: Everyone who enjoyed "Midnight City". I can't promise that this will be your cup of tea, but you made writing and posting the original series a lot of fun and I'm grateful.
Notes: This story will not make sense if you haven't read the "Midnight City" series. If you haven't seen Inception, this story will not make sense to you. "Midnight City" is longish (16 stories), but reads pretty quickly I think. This is set some months after that series ends, and more than a year after TDKR ends.

'Aren’t dreams supposed to make you better?'Collapse )

The Bodyguard: Cherish the Day

Title: Cherish the Day
Author: Vashti (tvashti)
Fandom: The Bodyguard
Character(s): Rachel Marron, Frank Farmer, Fletcher Marron, OCs
Rating: G
Summary: Fame, travel, marriages successful and failed, children...maybe it's purely by the force of Rachel's personality, but somehow they remain friends.
Length: ~3,900 words
Disclaimer: Only the words are mine, and that’s probably up for philosophical debate.
Dedication: Written for okdreaming.
Notes: This was part of this year's Yuletide challenge. :-D I had a great, if stressful, time writing it.

'Cherish the day I won't be afraid, won't be ashamed, you won't catch me running.' SadeCollapse )

HP: After All This Time (an AU)

Title: After All This Time (an AU)
Author: Vashti
Fandom: Harry Potter
Character(s): Narcissa Malfoy (nee Black), Severus Snape, Bellatrix LeStrange (nee Black), Lucius Malfoy, Draco Malfoy
Rating: PG-13
Summary: "You are, once again, one of the only two friends I have. Perhaps I am merely selfish, but I would not be parted from you."
Length: ~6,400 words
Prompt: Written for the Rare Pairs fest over at lj
Disclaimer: Only the words are mine, and that’s probably up for philosophical debate.
Dedication: for igrockspock. Her request pushed me in new directions. It was good.
Notes: I wasn't expecting to write for this prompt (I had several to choose from) but, in typical Slytherin fashion, Narcissa and Snape snuck in and became my main story. Thank you to my dear friend, oakleyice, for doing a read-through for me. I'd be about 3 times more nervous about this than I am without her input. Also a thank you shout-out to jaguarx13 for holding my hand through the initial posting process.

At first, Narcissa was interested in the greasy little git because that mudblood Evans was.Collapse )

BtVS/DKR: Midnight City (18/18)

Title: Round Here
Series: Midnight City
Author: Vashti (tvashti)
Fandom: BtVS/The Dark Knight Rises
Character(s): John Blake, Sarah the OC Slayer, Buffy Summers, Barbara Gordon
Rating: PG
Summary: "Round here we talk like lions but we sacrifice just like lambs." Round Here by Counting Crows
Warning: This fic contains spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises. If you haven't seen it, DO NOT read this story.
Length: ~2380 words
Disclaimer: Only the words are mine, and that’s probably up for philosophical debate.
Notes: Written for twistedshorts August 2012 fic-a-thon. It almost killed me, but it was a blast! Also, this dips into comic book territory for the Buffyverse b/c that's what worked best for the story. But I haven't gotten very far into the comics so if it feels like it's been painted with broad strokes...yeah...
AN2: See the master post for all the stories in this series.

Singing 'Na na, na-na na, hey hey.' There's no SPOILERS over London todayCollapse )

BtVS/DKR: Midnight City (17/18)

Title: Feast of the Heart
Series: Midnight City
Author: Vashti (tvashti)
Fandom: BtVS/The Dark Knight Rises
Character(s): John Blake, Commissioner James Gordon, Buffy Summers, Sarah the OC Slayer
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Oz was wrong: connections were the last thing John needed.
Warning: This fic contains spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises. If you haven't seen it, DO NOT read this story.
Length: ~2175 words
Disclaimer: Only the words are mine, and that’s probably up for philosophical debate. Title from Jesca Hoop's Feast of the Heart, a lovely and strange song that I was not listening to while writing this story, but had been part of the playlist for the latter stories.
Notes: Written for twistedshorts August 2012 fic-a-thon. It almost killed me, but it was a blast! Also, this dips into comic book territory for the Buffyverse b/c that's what worked best for the story. But I haven't gotten very far into the comics so if it feels like it's been painted with broad strokes...yeah...
AN2: See the master post for all the stories in this series. "Feast of the Heart" was almost the name of the previous chapter, and it was also almost the name of the series. "Round Here" was also a contender.

And there's a light switch, baby you turned it on | Don't you ever SPOILER me here in the dark.Collapse )

BtVS/DKR: Midnight City (16/18)

Title: Rookie Magic
Series: Midnight City
Author: Vashti (tvashti)
Fandom: BtVS/The Dark Knight Rises
Character(s): Sarah the OC Slayer, Buffy Summers, Batman, Ethan Raynes
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Wayne had told him to always beware his surroundings.
Warning: This fic contains spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises. If you haven't seen it, DO NOT read this story.
Length: ~2100 words
Disclaimer: Only the words are mine, and that’s probably up for philosophical debate.
Notes: Written for twistedshorts August 2012 fic-a-thon. It almost killed me, but it was a blast! Also, this dips into comic book territory for the Buffyverse b/c that's what worked best for the story. But I haven't gotten very far into the comics so if it feels like it's been painted with broad strokes...yeah...
AN2: See the master post for all the stories in this series.

You and what army, SPOILERS?Collapse )

BtVS/DKR: Midnight City (15/18)

Title: Midnight City
Series: Midnight City
Author: Vashti (tvashti)
Fandom: BtVS/The Dark Knight Rises
Character(s): Commissioner James Gordon, Batman, Buffy Summers
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Buffy's taking over this case. Gordon and Bats are just along for the ride.
Warning: This fic contains spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises. If you haven't seen it, DO NOT read this story.
Length: ~1875 words
Disclaimer: Only the words are mine, and that’s probably up for philosophical debate.
Notes: Written for twistedshorts August 2012 fic-a-thon. It almost killed me, but it was a blast! Also, this dips into comic book territory for the Buffyverse b/c that's what worked best for the story. But I haven't gotten very far into the comics so if it feels like it's been painted with broad strokes...yeah...
AN2: See the master post for all the stories in this series. Thai from Google Translate, so I apologize for mangling the language.

Everybody cut SPOILERS-loose.Collapse )

BtVS/DKR: Midnight City (14/18)

Title: Forward Motion
Series: Midnight City
Author: Vashti (tvashti)
Fandom: BtVS/The Dark Knight Rises
Character(s): Sarah the OC Slayer, Batman, Oz, Buffy Summers
Rating: PG
Summary: Finally, things are going somewhere.
Warning: This fic contains spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises. If you haven't seen it, DO NOT read this story.
Length: ~1500 words
Disclaimer: Only the words are mine, and that’s probably up for philosophical debate.
Notes: Written for twistedshorts August 2012 fic-a-thon. It almost killed me, but it was a blast! Also, this dips into comic book territory for the Buffyverse b/c that's what worked best for the story. But I haven't gotten very far into the comics so if it feels like it's been painted with broad strokes...yeah...
AN2: See the master post for all the stories in this series. Thai from Google Translate, so I apologize for mangling the language.

Forget the season, I'm making SPOILERS.Collapse )

Looper/Inception: The Last High

Title: The Last High
Author: Vashti (tvashti)
Fandom: Looper/Inception
Character(s): Joe (Looper), Arthur (Inception)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Joe promised that he’d fix it, and he did. Didn't he? Contains Spoilers!
Length: ~400 words
Disclaimer: Only the words are mine, and that’s probably up for philosophical debate.
Notes: See end.

Did I mention that this contains SPOILERS?Collapse )

BtVS/DKR: Midnight City (13/18)

Title: Complex
Series: Midnight City
Author: Vashti (tvashti)
Fandom: BtVS/The Dark Knight Rises
Character(s): Buffy Summers, Sarah the OC Slayer
Rating: PG
Summary: Buffy's right. John does have a complex.
Warning: This fic contains spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises. If you haven't seen it, DO NOT read this story.
Length: ~2320 words
Disclaimer: Only the words are mine, and that’s probably up for philosophical debate.
Notes: Written for twistedshorts August 2012 fic-a-thon. It almost killed me, but it was a blast! Also, this dips into comic book territory for the Buffyverse b/c that's what worked best for the story. But I haven't gotten very far into the comics so if it feels like it's been painted with broad strokes...yeah...
AN2: See the master post for all the stories in this series.

All at once, I'll break my SPOILERSCollapse )

BtVS/DKR: Midnight City (12/18)

Title: Hero Worship
Series: Midnight City
Author: Vashti (tvashti)
Fandom: BtVS/The Dark Knight Rises
Character(s): Buffy Summers, Sarah the OC Slayer
Rating: PG-13
Summary: "Vampires are easier."
Warning: This fic contains spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises. If you haven't seen it, DO NOT read this story.
Length: ~2645 words
Disclaimer: Only the words are mine, and that’s probably up for philosophical debate.
Notes: Written for twistedshorts August 2012 fic-a-thon. It almost killed me, but it was a blast! Also, this dips into comic book territory for the Buffyverse b/c that's what worked best for the story. But I haven't gotten very far into the comics so if it feels like it's been painted with broad strokes...yeah...
AN2: See the master post for all the stories in this series.

Hey remember that time you SPOILERS...for the second time?Collapse )

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