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Title: Caught in Game of Love
Fandom:Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Rating: PG-13
Word count: (for fics)5,206
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Summary: A royal invitation bring Hercules and Iaolus to Cornith. A reunion between old friends and free companions of the road turns to reminiscing about old time. If this was not enough on their plates Hercules find himself in a very compromising position when he wakes up in bed with the God of War? What did he have to drink last night, and can his friends Jason and Iaolus help him out before its too late or he decides that maybe this might be an ongoing thing?

Disclaimer: Hercules: the Legendary Journeys belongs to MGM, its producers and creators. It is not mine. The same goes for the characters who appear here or are mentioned. Written for the 2017 Harlequin Big Bang complete 5,206

“Caught in the Game of Love” by Karrenia_Rune

Ares considered what his fellows gods and goddesses might be getting up to you even as he lounged in the big high-backed chair in the midst of revelry of his chosen warriors. They had just returned from a successful siege of some local barony the name of which currently escaped him.

Perhaps he was becoming lax in such matters, perhaps he had given the current warlord in his favor too much leeway.

If that was the case then he'd best hasten to rectify that oversight by taking a more active hand.

“It would never do to let the mortal sheep get delusions of grandeur, or allow them to run willy-nilly over the world. It gives them ideas, dangerous ideas which have to be nipped in the bud.”

Ares mulled this over and considered how she address this problem.

Perhaps that very laxity had allowed his usual hot-pumping, hot-blooded temper to cool like water poured over metal pounded on his brother's Hepahtus forge anvil.

The idea got him thinking. It was a curse and blessing, this being smarter than everyone else in the room, in any room.

He was bored. The problem thus identified, Ares, thought, how to relive this ennui? Normally, as tedious and often obnoxious as he found Strife's company to be; he did find the vicious little scamp diverting company.

Ares shook out his mane of soot-colored black locks and poured himself more than his usual amount of red wine into the lion-footed cup at this elbow, then drank it down,, no, Strife was not he wanted; not at all. Perhaps, Discord? No, not Discord.

Although she was good for a little fun mayhem and carnage, and perhaps a romp of different sort afterwards; she was also smarter, more ambitious and harder to control then the other kid.

Ares wanted something else, but what? He almost had his finger on it; almost. When he thought he'd gotten a hold of whatever it was that nagging at him he scoffed, and said aloud. "Nah, that can't be it. I hate him I hate him, hate, hate, him. hate his taste in clothes, his absurd do-gooder, holier-than thou attitude. Most of all, I hate the fact that a half-god, half-mortal is Father's favorite."

Ares stopped his rant long enough to consider, trapping the now almost empty wine cup between the strong fingers of his sword-hand, nearly crimping the pewter surface. "But, what if..."


Meanwhile, his sister Aphrodite, lounging on her settee, in her palace decorated in white-washed limestone and gauzy drapes that mimiced the sea-shore just outside the door, jumped upright, like she had just heard startling news.

As it was there was no on else in her inner sanctum. The handmaidens and other attendants were either scattered elsewhere around the spacious edifice or sent out about other errands.

So, there was no soul around to her their mistress talking to herself. "Could it be? I could be mistaken, after all, an eternity is such a very long time to carry a grudge. And if I know my brother, stubborn as a mule does not even begin to describe his charming personality."

"Oh, no, One might ask, the God of War, charming. Well, he might choose that particular word, but he does possess those sultry deep-set eyes and a voice that any mortal girl or boy for that matter would without a doubt swoon for."

As she pondered whether she was about to make too much out of the tiniest signs or perhaps make a fool out of herself for pursuing something that may have been just an idle whim, she tapped her manicured nails against the side of her white dressing-gown.

Aphrodite shook out her curls. "No, no, this time I believe I'm right. After all, who else would know when the time is right to pursue than the 'awesome Goddess of Love!"

As for my half-brother, well, I think I've got just the thing." She smirked.

Then stretched as languidly and as steadily casual as a female lynx and smiled, as if whatever she had heard mightily pleased her. "It's about time. The trick is to find the right way to give them both a push in the right direction."


Hercules was in Cornith, at the spring harvest festival at the invitation of their old friend, Jason, who was now the rightfully crowned king of Cornith.

We've been rambling all the night and sometimes of this day; now returning back again, we bring you garlands gay. The dancers were lissome and graceful and their white-clad forms whirled around in a circles and in rows, with red and yellow, green and blue ribbons twinned through their wheat-colored hair.

The musicians in the background accompanied the dancers with an almost wistful melody that often seemed to hover just on the edge of dissonance without going over.

Over all the other sounds, he though he could make out the sound of a fiddle.

As Hercules glanced around at the crowd in Jason's Great Hall, he realize that many of the lords and ladies, and courtiers were tapping their slippered feet, booted feet for the men, on the marbled floor.

Marble that Cornith was justly famous for throughout the kingdom and its neighbors, many of whom were trading partners.

Hercules leaned closer and closed his eyes to half-lidded mast the better able to appreciate the music. Even as he did so he wondered if it would be considered rude to slight to his host, who, at the moment was deep in discussion with Ialous.

"Oh, well," Hercules muttered under his breath. "I guess it can wait."

Jason leaned over and asked: "Do you remember when we used to dare each other to be the first to ascend to the summit?" Jason asked.

"Ah, I think so," replied Ialous. "If memory serves, I think the first time was way back when we still attended Chrion's Academy."

"Now, that was a long time ago. Have I mentioned lately that you are incorgible, Ioalus?"

"No, not in the last week or so. Besides, aside from the fact that those summits were off-limits to cadets,” chimed in Hercules.

"There was a rookery of rocs up there, if I recall," remarked Jason. "In fact, I distinctly recall that one of them carried you off bodily."

“Funny,” Ialous replied. “That is not how I remember it.”

“Then let’s change the subject. As long as you seem to be in a reminiscing frame of mind, do you remember the time Herc and I had to rescue you from that crofter’s bear pit? You were damn incorrigble not to mention muddy from head to foot."

"Now, just who are you calling incorrigble?" Ialous replied with his usual good charm and fond comradely smack on the shoulder. "You, aren't by any chance, wanting to duck out of here and go climbing those cliffs, for old time's sake?"

Jason considered this and shook his head. "No, no, but the thought of avoiding all of this' he waved his hand around the Great Hall, "pomp and circumstance is a tempting one."

Even as the words passed his lips his attention was drawn by the not-too subtle throat-clearing of the Major Domo Kleitius, who amongst his many other duties included overseeing ceremonies, greeting and seeing to the welfare of visiting dignitaries and sundry; however Kleitius also had taken it upon himself to see that the king also comported himself as a proper and dignified king should.

Jason had tried his best over the years,and goodness his best was pretty good even if his royal parents, the royal staff in both palace and stable grounds and surrounding area often wonder if their king that would ever grow out of his wandering, adventurous ways, and settle down.

That last was still problematic, mainly on having a Queen of Cornith.

“Sire, I am certain that you and your comrades are very good close friends and you all have a great deal of catching up, but might I have a moment of your time. I assure you, it is quite urgent."

Jason shrugged, “My apologizes, my friends, Kleitius here has been kept waiting for too long.”

“Out with it, man,” Jason said.

“We should discuss this matter in private,” began Kleitius as he glanced around the crowded and clamorous Great Hall. “Then again, it’s not like it’s any great secret and even were there the need for secrecy no one could overhear what we say even were he or she to be hiding beneath your throne.”

Jason smiled at that. Kleitius was ever so particular but every now and again he did display a flash of wry humor. “Okay, what’s up?”

The older man sighed, and “What is up as you so colorfully put, Your Majesty, is the fact that I want to you to select a royal consort, or baring that agree to meet with the Princess of Camarisa.”

“If I recall, didn’t I already meet a whole gaggle of princesses not too long ago?”

“Yes, and you keep finding objections to each and every one of them, this one is too tall, that one is too short, this one wears her up; and so on so forth.”

“Kleitius, it’s not that I want to be overly particular in my chose of royal consorts; or that I wish to remain a bachelor for the rest of mortal span...” Jason trailed off.

“Then what is it?” the older man asked.

“It’s that I want the woman I pick to be the One.”

“Jason, you must already know that as royalty you are seldom given the freedom to marry for love. Your parents...”

“Don’t bring up my parents, Please,” Jason replied as civilly as a he could but there was an undercurrent of annoyance there as well. “ My parents married for love and not just to seal some mutually advantageous political alliance, and it all worked out okay.”

“Yes, well was all Kleitius managed to get out when the bronze-bells at the gate resounded throughout the palace and the herald announced the arrival of Princess Ignacia of Chamris and her entourage who were just now making their royal progress into the Great Hall.

Ignacia was nervous but she’d learned a long time ago not to let it show. Her own island was a small but a wealthy one and this promised to be a most advantageous marriage. Her island was not so isolated not to have heard of the adventures of Jason, and she was looking forward to meeting him.

She been told that Jason had always had owned something of an daring spirit and she admired that about him, she also thought that they would be well-suited to one another because of but not in spite of this fact.

Chamris’ island had wooded hills and coastal inlets; and not too long ago her own family and attendants had despaired of ever finding suitable suitors for their auburn-haired wayward princess. Instead of spinning or weaving Ignacia could be find out riding her horse on the beach, or climbing trees, or jumping fences.

But that was when she was much younger and now that she had offically come of age and assumed full royal duties she could put on the full pomp and circumstances demanded by her station.

Even as she led the procession offering the proper observances and bows Ignacia hoped that Jason would be the One and that she was not making too much of a fool of herself in the process.

Ignacia walked up to throne where King Jason was waiting, but as she did so Ignacia felt a surge of energy sweep over her and before she realized it she was observing everything that went on, everything that was said and done as if at a remove. In the back of her mind, she thought, “This is not what I wanted at all. Whoever or whatever is doing this, would you kindly vacate the premises!”

All she got in the way of a response was a gust of highly amused laughter, and then “Sooner or later, dear. I just need to borrow your body for a while. But don’t fret, pet, you’ll get it back once I’m finished.”

Aphrodite could have used an intermediary, but where was the fun in that? After all this scheme was all her and she intended to see it through to the end; besides if all went accordingly she wanted to see the look on both of her targets faces when it worked out.


Elsewhere in the Royal Palace, several hours later

There comes a time when one just stops thinking and gives into emotional need, this was one of those times. Ares burst into the chambers occupied by his half-brother, infused with an inner fire, and fire that demanded release, demanded to be sated and for some inexplicable reason that could not explain he had fixated that need on Hercules.

If he had been thinking that fire would have demanded that he find some way of offing Hercules, although due to a mandate from their father, Zeus, he could not kill Hercules himself. He had sought for years to find a loophole, but right now killing Hercules was the last thing on his mind.

Instead he burst in and found the object of his desire sitting on the edge of the be in the process of removing those battered leather boots.

“What in Hades?”

“No, don’t get up. In fact, don’t speak.” And no sooner were the words out of this mouth than Ares had tumbled into him bodily and holding him down by those wide sun-browned shoulders and kneading them like a baker would knead bread dough.

Soon Hercules seemed to catch on, and gave in to it; responding in kind, he too stopped thinking that this might be a prelude to an attack; or a trap, albeit a very strange and subtle kind, and just went with it.

Why he should feel that way was obliterated in kisses and grinding, and a seemingly irresistible need to meld flesh and bone together.

“Again,” he murmured.

“Like this?” Ares replied equally softly, even as he tore Hercules leather vest to reveal the wheat-gold hairs on the other man’s muscular torso. Those insane leather slacks soon followed the vest to the stone floor of the chamber.

For his part Hercules took his time in removing Ares leather garments, undoing the laces one by one. He realized with a flash of contrast, that his travels and adventures, and missions that had taken up and down the islands of Greece and beyond had weathered his fair skin.

Ares skin was still as white as a fish’ belly but no less appealing for all of that. Where Ares skin was pallid his face was swarthy.

Hercules wanted to run his fingers through that soot black hair, and then did so. It was strange how someone who prided himself on being strong, indomtubable, and intimidating could be so rough everywhere else, and still have such soft, beautiful hair.

As if Ares could read his thoughts:

“You really are too pretty to live, dear half-brother,” Ares muttered under his breath. “I’d be infuriated if it weren’t so into doing whatever it is we’re doing right now.”

“I, concur,” Hercules lamely tried to express his own sentiments and cringed when he realized just how inadequate it sounded.

Ares held him so that he could look into the other’s face. “You know something...” he trailed off a faint far away look in his eyes.

“What is it?”

Ares shoved back and away to the edge of the bed, that faraway look in his smoldering dark eyes. “It couldn’t be, could it?”

“Stop talking in riddles, you know I hate it when you get all cryptic on me.” Then as if they were hearing something that only the two of them could hear, Hercules also heaved a sigh.

He shook all over and he pushed himself up and away from the bed and ended up backed up against the wall. “What just happened?”

Feeling recovered enough to consider things Hercules took a long lingering look at Ares and realized that he’d been feeling a taut connection between them for a very long time, but nothing like this.

“You feel it, too?” Ares asked, again reading his mind with that uncanny and often ease that he could do so well.

Ares gritted his teeth as he came to his own realization. “I believe the term that you are looking for is, is we’ve been set up. So, help me, when I find that scheming little tart."

He clenched his fists and held them tightly to his toned and at the moment quite bare muscular thighs. With a thought Ares began to casually pick up his discarded clothing and began to dress again with that same confident swagger that was ingrained into his very being.

Hercules realized with a start that he had been staring and began to dress as well. It took a while for the implications of what Ares had said to sink in. “Set up? By whom?”

“Who else? This was way too subtle to be the work of mere mortals, or even a hedge-wizard cobbled together love potion. I will give you three guesses."

Hercules rocked back on forth on the balls of his now booted feet and was engaged in lacing up the last of the ties that held his leather vest together, when it hit. “Aphrodite.”

“The very same.”

“So, what are we going to do about her?”

“We, what is this “we” you speak of?” Ares demanded. “I will go no to confront the ‘tart’ in question." and with that Ares vanished into the ether with a snap of his fingers.


Hercules felt a great many emotions swirling around inside of him like a massive whirlpool at that precise moment: confusion, anger, headiness but it was a toss-up on whether or not that anger was at himself for enjoying the aftermath of one of Aphrodite’s love spells, or anger at himself.

The confusion he could handle because given enough time he could sort things out.

Hercules was also slightly ambivalent about what he had done, said, and felt during their let’s face love-making, because he had enjoyed it. Let’s face it, the truth was he had enjoyed it; perhaps a little too much.

And while his libido was in check, as was his ego, Hercules was as certain as he could be that the other participant had enjoyed it as well.

He took a deep breath and decided that now was not the time to try and sort these things out.

“I better get a move-on, then,” he muttered aloud and while he had never been one for pretension and show he happened to catch a glimpse of himself in the polished surface of a shield hanging on the wall of the chamber, “Damn, I do look pretty good, but If I’m going out there I better at least try to look decent.”

“When I find you, Sis, we are going to have to have a nice long chat. But Seriously what were you thinking? Me and Ares?”

He shook all over like a dog that had just emerged from swimming in a river squared his shoulders. “Okay, time to sort that out later, the most important thing right now is to find Aphrodite.”

He stepped out of the chamber, down the hallways and through the connecting ante way past the posted sentries not caring in the least if they would unduly discommoded by his haste.

The two on the left caught his eye and nodded, the one on the right of the stone pillars of the arch that would take him to the Great Hall kept his gaze averted.

Hercules stormed into the Great Hall at a fast run, wondering that maybe he should check to see if either of his best friends Ialous and Jason had heard or seen of anything untoward happening in the time he’d been figuring out where to start looking for Ares and Aphrodite. But where to start looking?


“Hercules,” Jason greeted as he half-stood up from his seat on the heard of the banquet table. Have a seat beside me, I’m afraid the seat of honor is held for our royal guest here, the Princess Ignacia of Camria.”

“I would be happy to make room for your best friend, My Lord, Jason, The stories of his feats and heroic deeds have even reached the far environs of my homeland,” Princess Ignacia replied graciously.

“Very generous of you, my dear,” Jason replied to her and took her hand in his. “We will continue our discussions for a full and formal betrothal when I get back.”

“Of course, My Lord,” she replied. For her part, Ignaica, throughout the course of the evening no longer felt as she were merely a participant in a stately pagaent, but actively taking part.

She also felt that the foregin presence that used to her move, speak and act during the ceremonial gathering during the Royal Progress that had taken her over on the approach to Cornith had left her body as suddenly as it had come in.

She mulled this over for a moment; and considered if it the stories of possession by foregin entities were true and if so if she should indignant about the intrusion; and also what purpose those entities had for using her so.


“Hercules waited and then said: “Jason, Ialous, might I have a word with the two of you, in private.”

“Of course, Jason replied, rising and making murmmurs to the guests. Jason and Ialous gathered in an ante-chamber where the palace servants used as a storage and prep area.


“What’s going on?” Ialous asked.

Hercules sighed. “Look there’s no easy way to put this, but ah we need to find Aphrodite and soon, because she’s meddled not too well but too often, and now the person she’s meddled with is going after her like a Minoan bull in a China shop.”

“Huh?” Ialous replied.

Hercules blushed. “It seems that my half-sister has taken it upon herself to ah, get Ares and I, ah, to “”

“Spit it out, man!” Jason demanded.

“Well, resolve our feelings for one another.”

“How?” Ialous wanted to know.

“The romantic kind.”

Ialous and Jason both started in consternation and Iaolus broke into a fit of chuckles so much that he begun to cough and had be pounded on the back before the fit passed.

“This is no laughing matter. You see Ares isn’t taking this very well. And I’m afraid of what he might be doing right now about it.”

“Since they’re both gods and can’t actually physically harm each other he wasn’t too worried about her,” Ialous remarked.

“Ares could do much more damage to her or to mortals if he decided to take his rage out on someone, like good on rampage; or something else ‘cute’ like that,” Jason said.

Just then the Princess Ignacia came into the room with the hem of her skirts gathered up into a clenched fist. “I think I know where she’s been, and I might even be able to hazard a guess of where’s she going.”

“What are you talking about?” Jason asked.

“You’re looking for the Goddess of Love, aren’t you.”

“How do you know? Oh, never mind,” Jason replied.

“She’s at the sea-side resort about a mile a half away as the crow flies. I am coming with you,” Ignacia stated.

“It’s too dangerous,” Jason murmmured.

“Don’t even take that tone with me, Jason, we’re betrothed now and I’m not about to sit here and wait to see how this plays out. After all, what I’m trying to say is that I too have a score to settle with her.”

“Why?” Hercules asked her.

“Because it was my body that Aphrodite used to infiltrate your palace, Jason. For what her end-game might be, I haven’t the foggiest, but it’s my resolution that we will all confront her together. If that suits you, My Lord."

Jason shrugged. “I guess it does. Then it’s decided.”

“Let’s go!” Hercules added.


They left the palace and head down to Cornith’s coast.

Aphrodite was indeed reclining on a settee in a temple on the coast, exactly where Princess Ignacia had said she would be.

“I knew you’d come here eventually,” said Aphrodite by way of greeting.

“Just one question, Sis,” Hercules began.

“Just one, big Bro?” she replied. “I would have thought you would have an entire plethora of them. But what-ever? Fire away.”
“Why did you do it,” Hercules asked. It was a statement not a question.

Ignaica spoke up as well, “I for one, would like a straight answer to that question as well, Your ah, Goddess-ship.

“Oh, honey, don’t sweat it, it’s not like I was going to take that nubile tom-body of yours for a permanent ride. I only neede to get a front-row seat to those two.”

“Why?” Because I could, because it was about time that the two of you resolve your unspoken feelings for one another. I mean, seriously, up until now your relationship, interactions with one another has been what I generously refer to as a love-hate one.” She shrugged agan, “Somebody had to give it a push in the right direction."

“Has Ares been here?” Jason asked.

“Been and gone.” She replied tersely.

“What happened?” Hercules asked.

“I would rather not talk about. Besides I only did what I did for the two of you. The least you could do is say thank you. Talk about a couple of ungrateful stiffs.”

“You’re expecting us to, thank you!” Hercules spluttered.

“You are taking this way too seriously, Herc. Besides, admit it, for all your protests you and Ares have much more in common than you might realize. Just think about that for a while, and you might want to give him some breathing room to process, Ares isn’t as adaptable as you are.” With that she disappeared with a snap of her fingers.

“I guess that’s that,” Jason muttered.

“No, Jason, that is hardly ‘just that, especially when it comes to those two. I just wish I knew what to do now.”

“Come and stay with us for a little while longer, or just for the ceremony."

“Coronation?” Hercules.

Ialous nudged Jason, “Yeah, Jason here is getting married to Ignacia.

“Ah, I, you and he? I mean, ah congratulations!”

“Thank you,” replied Princess Ignacia with a little dip of her head.


Later, after everyone else in the palace had retired for the night including the servants Hercules found an unused room and called out.


No response so he tried again. “Yo, Ares, you in there?”

Same response. After everything that had happened, almost entirely at the instigation of their half-sister’s meddling that Ares would have had some kind of reaction. Anger, Outrage, Dry Humor at the stunt that had played on them by the Goddess of Love; something, anything than this stone cold silence.

“We need to talk,” Hercules said. It was a statement not a question.

“About what?” Ares seemingly was far away in mind and body from this time and place but made no move to shift away from the private chambers allotted to Hercules in the royal palace of Cornith. He could have done so with ease allotted to the Gods of Mount Olympus

Knowing himself as well as he did and even more importantly knowing Ares as well as he did, Hercules know that even the strongest will and discipline eventually might crack; and when it did well, Mt. Ida over on Crete had nothing on the God of War when it came to eruptions.

Hercules tried again, this time cautiously reaching out and laying a hand one Ares muscled forearm; for although they might be almost evenly matched in terms of physical prowess, one did not heedlessly grab Ares who had a swift but cold temper.

He could have shaken off Hercules’ hand on his forearm with equal ease, but he did not do so.

Still, Ares was also often unpredictable, but keeping all of one’s emotions bottled up was never a good thing either. If he didn’t want to talk about it now; that was fine. But they would have to do so eventually.

“I would thank you to never speak of what happened ever again.” With that he disappeared.

“I think he really doesn’t meant that. I hope he doesn’t mean that. Damn, damn. What do I do now?”


The following day Hercules was sitting on a large boulder by a stream patiently waiting for the fish to bite, indulging in one of Ialous’ favorite past-times, fishing when the subject of The Goddess of Love’s meddling came up again.

"Hey, Herc, you doing okay?” Ialous asked. I mean, that was some smooch. And it's not like you were yourself. I mean, Aphrodite's spells pack a mighty wallop. I mean, if anyone should know it's me..." he trailed off.

"Ialous, I'm not sure"

"If I might ask. You've kissed now tell. What was it like?"

"What was what like?"

"You know what I mean,” Ialous prompted slyly.

Hercules did not respond at first, not because he did not care to, or that he was unable to answer the question, but that for some reason he could not find a ready answer to it.

He'd been with Denaira, loved her with all his heart and soul, and even now when he knew that one day that they would be together in the Elysian Fields, that love was like slow-burning ember embedded deep within him.

Somehow, Hercules expected that it always would be.

But, this, whatever it was that he'd said and done while under the influence of Aphrodite's love spell was, no, not different. Different was an overly simplistic way of putting it.

He'd woken up in bed with his sworn enemy and half-brother Ares. If that alone was not alarming enough what they'd done the previous night should have been sending off alarms bells in his head.

The thing of it was, those alarms were subsiding, drowned out by the hammering of his heart in his sweaty chest. His skin, where flesh to flesh had made contact still tingled.

The sweat had dried and felt the customary ache in his bones and muscles that he usually chalked it up to hard physical labor or after a battle.

Hercules ran his hands through his hair and considered it as calmly and rationally as he possibly could under the circumstances.

If, not when he was reunited with his lost love he would tell her everything, even as they had done when she’d been alive and they had been husband and wife, just as they had spoken in their marriage vows.

He didn’t know if his spell-enduced ‘fling’ with Ares would exactly be considered a betrayal of his love for his wife, but all he did know that the whatever the Fates or the future held for him and loved ones he would face them head-on.
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Characters: Seamus Harper, Rommie (Andromeda), Charlemagne Bolivar
Additional Tags: Journey Big Bang Challenge, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Episode Related

Spiraling out of the events from the 3rd season episode "The Unconquerable Man" Gaheris Rhade killed Dylan Hunt on the eve of the Nietzschean Uprising, not the other way around and now has taken command of the Andromeda Ascendant and reset the timeline, now the crew must come to terms with this new reality.

The lovely cover art made to accompany this story was created by the wonderful nickygabriel and can be found here:
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The Unbearable Weirdness of Being (10054 words) by karrenia_rune
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Andromeda
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Brendan Lahey, Seamus Harper, Tyr Anasazi, Dylan Hunt, Beka Valentine, Rommie (Andromeda)
Additional Tags: Big Bang Challenge, Case Fic

When Seamus Harper goes missing in response to a suspect call for help from his cousin, Brendan.
It's now up to the rest of the crew to find and save them both. Things become
even more dangerous and complicated when Harper learns that's it's an elaborate trap set for him by a
deadly enemy.

The fantastic artwork created by the talented Tarlan can be found here: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/casestory/works/848115
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for the Magnificent Seven(2016) AU story

A Fan mix for chibifurkou' story in Round 6 Small Fandoms Big


Link to mix w/song tracks on Spotify can be found here

1. Go Your Own Way-Fleetwood Mack
If Loving you Isn't the right thing to do
How can I ever change things
That I feel If I could
Maybe I'd give you my world
How can I
When you won't take it from me
You can go your own way
Go your own way
You can call it
Another lonely day
You can go your own way Go your own way

2. Take the Long Way Home-Supertramp
And when you're up on the stage, it's so unbelievable,
unforgettable, how they adore you,
But then your wife seems to think you're losing your sanity,
oh, calamity, is there no way out?

Does it feel that you life's become a catastrophe?
Oh, it has to be for you to grow, boy.
When you look through the years and see what you could
have been oh, what might have been,
if you'd had more time.

So, when the day comes to settle down,
Who's to blame if you're not around?
You took the long way home
You took the long way home...........

3. Against the Wind-Brookes and Dunn
It seems like yesterday
But it was long ago
Janey was lovely, she was the queen of my nights
There in the darkness with the radio playing low
And the secrets that we shared
The mountains that we moved
Caught like a wildfire out of control
Till there was nothing left to burn and nothing left to prove

And I remember what she said to me
How she swore that it never would end
I remember how she held me oh so tight
Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then

Against the wind
We were runnin' against the wind
We were young and strong, we were runnin' Against the wind

4. Everywhere-Fleetwood Mac
I'll speak a little louder
I'll even shout
You know that I'm proud
And I can't get the words out
Oh I... I want to be with you everywhere
Oh I... I want to be with you everywhere
(Wanna be with you everywhere)
Something's happening
Happening to me
My friends say I'm acting peculiarly
C'mon baby
We better make a start
You better make it soon
Before you break my heart

5. Spirit Indestructible-Nelly Furtado
Through my one square foot window I see outside
I have chains on my feet, but not in my mind
I'll be dancing all day, see the sun outside
Don't know how long it will be
Can't stop me

I have the spirit indestructible
A heart that lovin' was made for
A body that's a miracle

I have a spirit indestructible
A heart that was made pure
Unbreakable and that's for sure
Unshakeable, so give me more

6. Me and Mia-Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

As I was walking through a life one morning
The sun was out, the air was warm but oh,
I was cold,
And though I must have looked a half a person,
To tell the tale in my own version,
It was only then that I felt whole.
Do you believe in something beautiful?
Then, get up and be it
Fighting for the smallest goal:
To get a little self-control.
I know how hard you try.
I see it in your eyes.

7.The Endless Sky of Honey-Kate Bush
We dive deeper and deeper
We dive deeper and deeper
Could be we are here
Could be in a dream

It came up on the horizon
Rising and rising
In a sea of honey, a sky of honey
A sea of honey, a sky of honey

Look at the light
All the time it's a changing
Look at the light
Climbing up the aerial
Bright, white coming alive jumping off the aerial
All the time it's a changing like now
All the time it's a changing like then again
All the time it's a changing
And all the dreamers are waking

8. When the Night is New-Joe Cocker

Two spirits in the night
That can leave before the morning light
When there's nothing left to lose
And nothing left to fear
So meet me on the edge of town
Won't keep you waiting I'll be 'round
Then you and I
We'll just roll right out of here

I just wanna be the one you run to
I just wanna be the one you come to
I just wanna be there for someone
When the night comes
Let's put all the cares behind us
And go where they'll never find us
I just wanna be there beside you
When the night comes
When the night comes

9. We Won't be Shaken-Building 429 on YouTube

here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BJhOgb-unI

10.Love and Anger-Kate Bush

It lay buried here. It lay deep inside me.
It's so deep I don't think that I can speak about it.
It could take me all of my life,
But it would only take a moment to

Tell you what I'm feeling,
But I don't know if I'm ready yet.
You come walking into this room
Like you're walking into my arms.
What would I do without you?

Take away the love and the anger,
And a little piece of hope holding us together.
Looking for a moment that'll never happen,
Living in the gap between past and future.
Take away the stone and the timber,
And a little piece of rope won't hold it together.

Bonus: You Got it-Roy Orbison

Bonus: You Got it-Roy Orbison music video on YouTube
here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNAVrQ96mpA

Anything you want, you got it
Anything you need, you got it
Anything at all, you got it
Anything you want
Anything you need
Anything at all

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Art for "The Return of the Rocketeer" by LRThunder (Round 5 Small Fandoms Big Bang

A Fanmix by Karrenia_rune in Round 5 Small Fandoms Big Bang (Fanmix)
1. Trouble Town-Joe Bonamassa
I've been round and round
Shed my fair share of tears
I've been round and round
Wasted all my tender years
Now I'm doing all I can
To find my way out of here

Ya for me running, got me running
To where I just don't know
Got me running, got me running
To where I just don't know
Far from trouble town is where I gotta go

2. Feelin' the Future-The Republic Tigers
Like a plane ride with
Uncanny velocity
We'll break the barrier of light
If put to the test.
Like a sky dive without
Any chutes packed on our backs,
We'll hit the surface knowing that we couldn't act
More preternatural.

3. To the Dreamers-For King and Country
To the dreamers
Wide-eyed believers
Hanging onto hope by a thread
To the soulful
Heart open hopeful
Keep on charging ahead
‘Cause, when you feel it, once you see it, and you breathe it
It’s unforgettable
When you know it, once you know it, and you hold it
It’s unforgettable

4. Maybe I'm Amazed-Joe Cocker
Baby, I'm amazed at the way you love me all the time,
And maybe I'm afraid of the way I leave you.

Maybe I'm amazed at the way you pulled me out of time,
You hung me on the line.
Maybe I'm amazed at the way I really need you.

Baby, I'm a man, maybe I'm a lonely man
Who's in the middle of something
That he doesn't really understand.

Baby, I'm a man,
And maybe you're the only woman who could ever help me.
Baby, won't you help me to understand?

5. Counting down the Hours-Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Innocence, it don't come easy - in a sense it never will
Accidents mean no one's guilty, ignorance means someone's killed

So I asked our Mr. Mellor how to get to where one's going
And he points to his survival, and he points me down the road
And I go on
Wondering if I've got a soul and
Counting down the hours 'til it goes

6. Fools Rush in-Peggy Sue
Though I see the danger there
If there's a chance for me
Then I don't care

Fools rush in where wise men never go
But wise men never fall in love
So how are they to know

When we met I felt my life begin
So open up your heart
And let this fool rush in

7. Did we Not choose Each Other-Sophie B. Hawkins
I'm a wounded soldier on a downtown train to your place
You've launched a secret heart with your face
You don't always say what I want to hear but you move me
Across the rooftops and into the deep blue sea

Did we not choose each other
Are we just heroes for a day
This time I will stand by you
And mine is the heart I will save

8. You're a Loose Cannon, MacArthur--the Most Serene Republic
And the skies wont believe what they say
Forecast talks anything of how well all stay the same
With what theyll stay for we cant get out anyway
With what theyll stay for theres no way out anyway
I wonder now what theyll say, no way, no way
People, keep the horses at bay, okay, okay
Youll say, dont ever fall down

9. the 59' Sound-The Gaslight Anthem
Well, I wonder which song they're gonna play when we go.
I hope it's something quiet and minor and peaceful and slow.
When we float out into the ether, into the Everlasting Arms,
I hope we don't hear Marley's chains we forged in life.
'Cause the chains I been hearing now for most of my life,
The chains I been hearing now for most of my life.
Did you hear the '59 Sound coming through on grandmother's radio.

10. Learning to Fly-Ruthie Foster
“And when you soar, love means so much more/And in time you’ll be fine” and “There’s a song in your ear you can’t stop singing.”

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Better late than never, right? I realize that assignments have already gone out, but here we go.

Dear author: First off, thank you for writing for me and for sharing a love of rare characters
in whatever fandoms we matched on. Yay! I am very easy to please. I love fandoms with large
ensemble casts so anything from action/adventure, day-in-the life, character studies, crossovers
AUs, missing/expanded scenes, and post and pre-series will be fine. I also like angst but with
happy endings

General dislikes: PWP, incest, gender-swaps and the like.

Any rating from G to R will be fine

Fandom Specific

Requests: Andromeda
For this particular fandoms, for some reason is one that I keep coming back to over and over
again. I love both Rhades, Gaheris and Telemachus, so I would love me some Rhade in whatever
incarnation you care to go in. I also love the found family dynamic between Beka, Harper,
Trance and Rev Bem.
For some reason I also love the Harper/Trance dynamic although I don't generally ship them
Some Tyr would be nice, but again do what you think best fits the story that you want tell.
On, Tyr some back-story would be cool, but not strictly necessary.

2. The Death Gate Cycle-Weis & Hickman
I love this series, so again, pretty much anything will be fine.
Of course, Haplo/Alfred either before when they were atagnoist towards each other
or later on when they were allies and almost friends.
If you would like to incorporate Marit's character into that dynamic somewhere I would
be a very happy camper.
For some reason I think I am craving some fic about some of the minor characters
that get little to no time in the spotlight, such as say, Hugh the Hand or Irdial?

3. Defiance
I picked up the father/daughter found family dynamic between Nolan and Irisa right away
and loved it, so if you want to examine their relationship either pre-series or during
current canon that would be fantastic. If you want to go current canon, you could
maybe examine how their relationship is bit strained now during the time, I think it was
nine months since she disappared after the first season finale and the E=Republic moved
in and now that she's back, harboring a secret.

I also like the Christie/Alak pairing, although I'm not sure what's going on with them.

4. Memory, Sorrow, Thorn-Tad Williams
Oh, my heart! I think right now, this is my go-to epic fantasy series that I've re-read
over and over. I love the large ensemble cast and there really is not any one character
that I wouldn't mind reading fic about.
For romantic pairings, which I generally don't do, but wouldn't mind reading about
would be Simon/Miriamele, Jousha/Vorszhea and although it never actually happened
in canon, it was more of what-if, could-have been situation, Eoliar and Magewin.

It would also be interesting to explore the dynamic/interaction between Simon and the
Sithi Jiriki. Any other characters listed are also among my favorites.

Again, here I don't need if it lends itself to action/adventure, so pre or post series,
or character studies or missing scenes would be wonderful.

5. Sleepy Hollow (tv)

As for pairings go I would love some Ichabod/Katrina set during the
Revolutinary war era, or if that's not your cup of tea, something
when he manages to cross the border into where she's imprisioned.

Ottherwise, It would also be interesting to see a pre-series fic
about either Abbies or Jenny's relationship with August Corbin.

Or the family dynamics between the Irvings.

or Abbie and Jenny being awesome together?
Here, I would like action/adventure,missing/expanded scenes, and
back-story and character studies

Thank you again for writing for me and sorry about the belatedness of getting this up.
Thank you, and take care, karrenia.
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Fanmix created for apckrfan’s story “The Hand We’re Dealt” in Round 3 Small Fandoms Big Bang

Spotify Link: spotify:user:1234865710:playlist:1SMcv2qAFuItHCaSNiXDN4

1. This Kiss-Faith Hill
I don't want another heartbreak
I don't need another turn to cry, no
I don't want to learn the hard way
Baby hello, oh no, goodbye
But you got me like a rocket
Shooting straight across the sky

It' s the way you love me
It's a feeling like this
It's centrifugal motion
It's perpetual bliss
It's that pivotal moment
It's, ah, impossible
This kiss, this kiss
This kiss, this kiss

2. I’m Not Calling You a Liar-Florence and the Machine
I'm not calling you a liar, just don't lie to me
I'm not calling you a thief, just don't steal from me
I'm not calling you a ghost, just stop haunting me
And I love you so much, I'm gonna let you kill me
There's a ghost in my lungs and it sighs in my sleep
Wraps itself around my tongue as it softly speaks
Then it walks, then it walks with my legs
To fall, to fall, to fall at your feet
There but for the grace of God I go.

3. Romeo had Juliet-Lou Reed
Caught between the twisted stars
The plotted lines the faulty map
That brought Columbus to New York
Betwixt between the East and West
He calls on her wearing a leather vest
The earth squeals and shudders to a halt
A diamond crucifix in his ear
Is used to help ward off the fear
That he has left his soul in someone's rented car Inside his pants he hides a mop To clean the mess that he has dropped Into the life of lithesome Juliette Bell
And Romeo wanted Juliette And Juliette wanted Romeo
And Romeo wanted Juliette And Juliette wanted Romeo

4. Damn, I Wish I was Your Lover-Sophie B. Hawkins

Open up on the inside Gonna fill you up, gonna make you cry
This monkey can't stand to see you black and blue
I give you something sweet each time you come inside my jungle book
Or is it just too good?
Don't say you'll stay, 'cause then you go away
Damn, I wish I was your lover
I'd rock you 'til the daylight comes
Made sure you are smiling and warm
I am everything, tonight, I'll be your mother
I'll do such things to ease your pain
Free your mind, and you won't feel ashamed (oh, yeah)

5. Need You Now-Lady Antebellum

Picture perfect memories scattered all around the floor.
Reaching for the phone 'cause I can't fight it anymore.
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind?
For me it happens all the time.
It's a quarter after one, I'm all alone and I need you now.
Said I wouldn't call but I've lost all control and I need you now.
And I don't know how I can do without.
I just need you now.
Another shot of whiskey, can't stop looking at the door.
Wishing you'd come sweeping in the way you did before.
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind?
For me it happens all the time.
It's a quarter after one, I'm a little drunk and I need you now. Said I wouldn't call but I've lost all control and I need you now. And I don't know how I can do without. I just need you now.

6. Before I Walk on Fire-Sophie B. Hawkins

I lied
I stole in the name of fear
But I won't be silent here
I don't want somewhere to run to
I don't want somebody I can shake
Lord, I want my dignity again
Before I walk on fire
You gotta look me in the face

I won't flinch, and I won't turn away
I'm sorry
I'm sorry for being scared
But I won't drop you in there
Oh, darling
Let me show you I love you
Oh, world
Let me show you I care.

7. Someday We’ll Know-the New Radicals

90 miles outside Chicago
Can't stop driving
I don't know why
So many questions
I need an answer
Two years later, you're still on my mind
Whatever happened to Emilia Earhart
Who holds the stars up in the sky
Is true love once in a lifetime
Did the captain of the Titanic cry
Someday we'll know
If love can move a mountain
Someday we'll know
Why the sky is blue
Someday we'll know
Why I wasn't meant for you
Does anybody know the way to Atlantis
Or what the wind says when she cries
I'm speeding by the place where I met you
For the 97th time tonight

8. Love’s Recovery-Indigo Girls

During the time of which I speak it was hard to turn the other cheek
To the blows of insecurity
Feeding the cancer of my intellect the blood of love soon neglected
Lay dying in the strength of its impurity
Meanwhile our friends we thought were so together
They've all gone and left each other in search of fairer weather
And we sit here in our storm and drink a toast
To the slim chance of love's recovery.
There I am in younger days, star gazing,
Painting picture perfect maps of how my life and love would be
Not counting the unmarked paths of misdirection

9. Your Tongue, like the Sun in My Mouth

I met a woman from another time
I couldn't think
But a drink from her eyes
Was like water to wine
She wet my dreams with her distinctive mind
I search the desert for a treasure
And a measure of life denied
I'm driven by cars and guitars and her voice
Ripping up and down my spine
And now I'm giving my life for her sight

To be mine
And in her presence
My fate unwinds
For when her essence
Draws me too near
I can taste her with tears
On my tongue
Like the sun
In my mouth.

10. Home-Phillip Phillips
Hold on, to me as we go As we roll down this unfamiliar road And although this wave (wave) is stringing us along Just know you're not alone Cause I'm gonna make this place your home

Bonus Track: Amazing by Janelle

You can also find the mix on my tumblr: here: http://karreniaworld.tumblr.com/
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Impossible Odds (10867 words) by karrenia_rune
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Thundercats (2011)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Panthro (Thundercats), Grune (Thundercats), Claudus (Thundercats)
Additional Tags: Big Bang Challenge, Pre-Series, POV Male Character

Set before the Fall of Thundera and the lives of Panthro and Grune, how they went from comrades in arms to how they set out on the quest for the Book of Omens, and their eventual falling-out and Grune's betrayal. And finally, Panthro's first meeting with Lion-O and the other survivors

Below is the playlist I made for the story, located on Spotify:

9. If I Should Fall Behind-Bruce Springsten

10. Vice Verses-Switchfoot
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Fan mix for : The Alchemy between Us (original) Round 2 Dragon Big Bang
The following image I found when looking for dragon images and the below image is pretty much
how I pictured Soraya's character, the dragon is more crystalline than soot, but otherwise it's perfect. I couldn't find a name to attritbute it do, but you can find it here: . http://dragonpictures.us/picture/789-dragon-lady.html

1. The Alchemy between Us-Young Galaxy

Amid the cold lines of the city.
Lay down your head
To quiet all the sadness
To feel what's possible instead your Grace
I think I found the perfect wayTo explain it
Close your eyes and move within the alchemy between us.
Can alchemy sustain us
While the world, it falls apart? This instinct keeps us searching a cure for broken hearts
Your grace
I think I found the perfect way to explain it
Close your eyes and move within the alchemy between us

2. Bring on the Wonder-Sarah Mclachlan

Bring on the wonder
Bring on the song
I pushed you down deep in my soul for too long
Bring on the wonder
We got it all wrong
We pushed you down deep in our souls for too long
I don't have the time for a drink from the cup
Let's rest for a while 'til our souls catch us up
Bring on the wonder
Bring on the song
I pushed you down deep in my soul for too long
Bring on the wonder
We got it all wrong
We pushed you down deep in our souls, so hang on

3. Chrysalis Heart-Delerium

If all of your words
Should tear me apart
May all of the angels lead me to shelter
Surrendering fear
Escaping the dark
Into the arms of a great protector
My chrysalis heart (X3)
With every tide I may be washed away
Drifting forever without innocence

4. The Way You want it to Be-Delerium

From every side the cold winds blow
You know why
And I know why
And we will see what will be
What the next year holds
Oh except returning leaflets go
Another minute forms

All my life I thought I knew the road ahead
Oh what a strange world (what a strange world)It's a strange world of shadow and light
Oh but isn't it funny how the time goes by
When all of the while you're wondering how to say goodbye. Goodbye

Every day and nights will come
I'll be missing you
And I'm going to be brave
When it hits you. The way you wanted to be

5. Uncanny-Anberlin

Anywhere, say anywhere
As long as I'm with you
Anything, ask anything
We'll watch the world go by
Anywhere, say anywhere
As long as I'm with you
Anything, ask anything
We'll watch the world

Trains to Tokyo,
Staring out windows,
A place we've never been
While soundtracks play in backgrounds
To the stories of our lives
Non-fiction, oh envision,
if we never met and what we missed
And never really learned
Pacific Standard Time
Oh they love those American boys

6. Days turn into Nights-Delerium

One by one the days turn into nights
I pretend you're still with me and all is right
Wake up to the dawn
This spinning sphere we're standing on
One by one the days turn into nights
Into night

One by one the days turn into nights
Sky and sea collide like cosmic city lights
Wake up to the dawn
This spinning sphere we're standing on
One by one the days turn into nights
Into night

You don't have to be alone anymore

7. Endless Dream-Conjure One

It's all coming
It's all coming
It's all coming
It's all coming back to me now
That strange and almost endless dream
Where I was you and you were me
You opened up your eyes and I could see
That you were falling from the world
As aimless as a shooting star in orbit around me
Thinking I was somebody else
And terrified to look at me and see yourself, well
You are like a dream
And I am just a trip that you are on
When the trip is over you will go back
To the places that you once belonged

8. Fly Away-Poe
It makes sense that it should happen this way
That the sky should break and the earth should shake
As if to say, sure it all matters but in such an unimportant way
As if to say, hey, hey
Fly away, sweet bird of prey
Fly, fly away, nothing can stand in your way
Sweet bird, if you knew the words
I know that you'd say, fly, fly away
In makes sense that it should hurt in this way
That my heart should break and my hands should shake

9. The Dragon's Breath-David Arkenstone (Insturmental)

10. World on Fire-Sarah McLachlan

Hearts are worn in these dark ages
You're not alone in these stories pages
The light has fallen amongst the living and the dying
And I'll try to hold it in, yeah, I'll try to hold it in
The world is on fire
It's more than I can handle
I'll tap into the water
Try and bring my share
Try to bring more
More than I can handle
Bring it to the table
Bring what I am able
I watch the Heavens but I find no calling
Something I can do to change what's coming
Stay close to me while the sky is falling
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Things Manifold (Andromeda) Rommie. Gaheris, Beka, Seamus Harper, On Spotify
which can be found here;....

1. Of Angels and Angles-the Decemberists
There are angels in your angles
There's a low moon caught in your tangles
There's a ticking at the sill.
There's a purr of a pigeon to break the still of day

As on we go drowning Down we go away
And darling, we go a-drowning Down we go away. Away

There's a tough word on your crossword
There's a bed bug nipping a finger
There's a swallow, there's a calm
Here's a hand to lay on your open palm today

As on we go drowning
Down we go away
And darling, we go a-drowning
Down we go away
There are angels in your angles
There's a low moon caught in your tangles

2. Realign-Samestate

3. Every If and Every Why-the Rocket Summer
Son, son, I was wrong they were right
And now every if and every why
Lay my head on the line every if and every why
And it hurts and it brings me all the dreams that I had to find
But I know that I must keep on hoping

Meaning to tell you all my life
That I sin without you all my life
And this happens to me all my life
I don't see it and full of fact
Until I open up my eyes and got nothing good at

Son, I was wrong they were right
And now every if and every why
Lay my head on the line every if and every why
And it hurts and it brings me all the dreams that I had to find
But I know that I must keep on hoping

4. In Another Life-Semisonic
Hold on tight to what you believe in
Hold on to whatever you need, o yeah
Step inside the sweet illusion
Of another life

Where it's enough to be well meaning
And if you crash your plane you can try it again, o yeah
Well this time while you're believing
In another life
Too late I'm done waiting
I won't be there
In another life
In another time
You always believed we'd mend it later
In another life
In another time
well I'm done waiting

When you finally tend to your blessings
You'd be mistaken to count on me, o yeah
Because you believed we'd do our loving
In another life
Too late I'm done waiting
I won't be there
In another life
In another time
You always believed we'd mend it later
In another life
In another time
well I'm done waiting

If you come round to see me don't be surprised
5Maybe I'm out waiting in another life

5. Across the Great Divide-Semisonic
Across the great divide alone (wondering open afraid and)
Arriving alive unknown (unknown unwise and unaided)

If I could I might
Send my love on a plane ride
A black cross high in a blue sky
A green cross gliding on a million pines

Across the great divide alone wondering open afraid and,
Arrive in a life unknown (unknown unwise and unaided)

Across the great divide alone (wondering open afraid and)
Try to find a life unknown (unknown unwise and unaided).
6. Here I dreamt I was a Soldier-The Decemberists
And here I dreamt I was a soldier
And I marched the streets of birkenau
And I recall in spring
The perfume that the air would bring
To the indolent town
Where the barkers call the moon down
The carnival was ringing loudly now
And just to lay with you
There's nothing that I wouldn't do Save lay my rifle down

And try one, and try two
Guess it always comes down to
Alright, it's okay, guess it's better to turn this way
And I am nothing of a builder

But here I dreamt I was an architect
And I built this balustrade
To keep you home, to keep you safe
From the outside world
But the angles and the corners
Even though my work is unparalleled
They never seemed to meet
This structure fell about our feet
And we were free to go
7. Clarity-Zedd
High dive into frozen waves where the past comes back to life
Fight fear for the selfish pain, it was worth it every time
Hold still right before we crash 'cause we both know how this ends
A clock ticks 'til it breaks your glass and I drown in you again

'Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn't need
Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don't know why

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?

(Hey-ay, hey-ay-ay. Hey-ay, hey-ay-ay. Hey-ay, hey-ay-ay. Hey-ay, hey)

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?

8. Hope for Hopeless-A Fine Frenzy
Stitch in your knitted brow
And you don't know how
You're gonna get it out
Crushed under heavy chest
Trying to catch your breath
But it always beats you by a step, all right now

Making the best of it
Playing the hand you get
You're not alone in this

There's hope for the hopeless
There's hope for the hopeless
There's hope

9. Something for the Rest of Us-the Goo Goo Dolls

I was a stranger, and you came to my side
and you said 'oh, you're alright now'
And you were so knowing,
I felt so lost and confused

Oh, I need you there
when the nightmares and dreams have come true

I barely knew you, but you talked til' you laughed
til' you cried out so loud 'someone save me'
Oh, black streaks of Maybeline run down your cheeks again
I prayed for answers, you take the chances or refuse

Oh, I need you there
when the nightmares and dreams have come true
Oh, I need you there
when the nightmares and dreams have come true
10) What about Now-Daughtry
Shadows fill an empty heart
As love is fading,
From all the things that we are
But are not saying.
Can we see beyond the stars
And make it to the dawn?

Change the colors of the sky.
And open up to
The ways you made me feel alive,
The ways I loved you.
For all the things that never died,
To make it through the night,
Love will find you.

10. What about now?- Daughtry

What about today?
What if you're making me all that I was meant to be?
What if our love never went away?
What if it's lost behind words we could never find?
Baby, before it's too late,
What about now?
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Dear Yuletide writer type/panda what have you!
Greetings! I realize that this comes rather late in the game and for that I apologize.
But better late than never, right?
Any ways, first off, thank you for writing in one of my fandoms that we matched on,
as you can say my fandoms are rather ecletic and varied from tv shows to epic fantasy, and one in that anime section.

General likes: fandoms with varied casts, action/adventure, character studies and interactions,
plot, pre and post series fic, AU, crossovers, angst, etc, established or implied relationships,
taking canon in whole new and unexpected directions. I like gen, het, etc

I listed a few things in my optional details, but take those as suggestions not set in stone
Fandom specific
1. Sinbad(tv) I loved this show from the moment it aired, but I think it took a while
to really get a full head of steam going, so really, I would love reading a story about
any member of crew, from Sinbad himself, to Gunnar, Rina, Nala etc.

2. Cowboy Bebop, Like I said, missing scenes, back-stories, character studies would be great.

3. Defiance (tv) Here you can do episode tags, what life on the road was like for Jousha Nolan and his adopted daughter Irisa.

Or what exactly it was that drew Irisa and Tommy together.
Or something involving Amanda and Kenya prior to events we saw on the show

4. X-Factor (comic)Is love. It is my go to comic, and as much as I have loved following
from its inception as the Maddrox mini-series, up through issue #262, there really
isn't any one character that I wouldn't love to see more fic for.
My ships lean toward mainly Jamie/Layla, Ric/Star, Monet and Theresa are great, too.

Anything from missing scenes, friendship, case-fic, to something following the end of the series, a sort of what happens next, but I love all of the listed characters as well as the ones who weren't nominated, so anything you write in this fandom I am sure to love. You can even do AUs, so do whatever feels right for the story that you want to tell.

5. The Death Gate Cycle-Weis & Hickman
I absolutely adore this series, from the different worlds, and the centuries long
rivalry between the Patryns and the Sartans, to the subplots, and everything else.
I would love to see a story any of the nominated characters, but you could weave in
some of the others, whilst keeping the main ones the primary focus that would be
wonderful. Again, like I mentioned eariler, I gravitated towards fandoms with large
ensemble casts like iron to a lodestone; the more the merrier

6. Grimm tv) And last but certainly not least, Grimm (tv) Ah. Grimm, I love me
some Nick/Monroe, and though while I can see it happening, more like UST than
as an actual ship Nick/Renard, never got that spell-induced Renard/Juliette thing.
but that's just me.

Hell, give me some Hank Grffin, or Seregant Wu, it's all good.

Lastly, please have fun writing the story that you would like to tell and I am
certain that I will enjoy reading it!

Have a wonderful Yuletide! Thanks and take care, karrenia_rune
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Postcards from the Edge (10137 words) by karrenia_rune
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Stargate Universe, Stargate Atlantis
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Chloe Armstrong/Eli Wallace, Tamara Johansen/Everett Young
Characters: Nicholas Rush, Carson Beckett, John Sheppard, Elizabeth Weir, Rodney McKay, Ronald Greer, Camile Wray
Additional Tags: Big Bang Challenge, Fusion, Canon Crossover

The plan from Earth is actually to bring Destiny back to the Milky Way and it willingly sacrifices the people currently aboard Destiny.
When Rush’s set-up works and Telford’s team leave, the crew of the Destiny realize that they can’t trust their connections on Earth anymore.
In light of all this, Young begins to think about the lost-assumed-dead Atlantis expedition.

He’d always dismissed the rumors that the expedition had survived but been abandoned; now he couldn’t help but wonder. So he attempts to contact them with the communication stones. Surely with Eli, Rush and McKay all working on it they could find a way to bring the two expeditions together. -

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