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15 May 2012 @ 06:15 pm
 
out of this world | an AU ficathon



Have a favorite ship that didn't end up together? A favorite character that died? Do you just wonder what certain characters would do under completely different circumstances or in different situations? Then participate in this AU ficathon! All fandoms welcome!


Formatting: Fandom - Character or pairing - prompt

ex) The X-Files - Mulder/Scully - at an 80s party

And the prompts don't have to specifically indicate an AU- they can be a quote, song lyric, or whatever, as long as the fic ends up being an AU it's all good! Hope you guys enjoy! :D

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Cinna: castle: writer vestcentury_fox on May 15th, 2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
Post any questions or comments as a reply to this comment!
claudineclouberding on May 15th, 2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
THIS IS SO EXCITING
hotpiexoxohotpiexoxo on May 16th, 2012 03:49 am (UTC)
OH MY HGOPFDA SDKLAJWKLE G
Cinna: the hunger games: katniss w/arrowscentury_fox on May 15th, 2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
The Hunger Games - Peeta, Katniss, Marvel - Peeta plays FFX
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Cinna: futurama: yay!century_fox on May 15th, 2012 11:31 pm (UTC)
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS :D
Sonni: castle: beckett smilesonni89 on May 15th, 2012 10:30 pm (UTC)
Castle - Beckett became a lawyer instead
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Cinna: x-files: mulder in leather jacketcentury_fox on May 15th, 2012 11:31 pm (UTC)
A+++
you beautiful tropical fish: thg: the girl on firekolms on May 16th, 2012 12:47 am (UTC)
The Hunger Games - Johanna/Finnick - Thieves AU!!!
Yen: [Movies] Hunger Games; Quoteriddledfate on May 16th, 2012 01:14 am (UTC)
LOVING THIS ONE!
you beautiful tropical fishkolms on May 16th, 2012 12:47 am (UTC)
Chuck - Bryce and Carina are Chuck's handlers instead of Sarah and Casey
birdhouse in your soul: hatceridweyn_lin on May 18th, 2012 04:39 am (UTC)
if it wasn't past midnight, this would be longer and slashier. Anyways, enjoy!

He doesn't die. That's the first thing that Bryce thinks after the explosion, the gunshots, passing out and hitting his head on hard concrete, that he isn't dead.

Which means that-- holy shit, Sarah did it. Sarah managed to send Chuck the Intersect.

Sarah's dead instead of him.

He sends a quick prayer up to whomever might be listening (God, Zeus, the empty air--) and goes to debrief, and then to Burbank hopefully not get punched in the face by his former college roommate.

He wouldn't stop him if he tried.

&.

"Tell me," Ellie says. "One reason why I shouldn't kick you out of my house right now." He arms are crossed over her chest and her eyes, exactly like Chuck's, are fiery mad. Bryce might be a CIA agent, but right now he'd put his money on Ellie Bartowski.

"You know how you found Chuck passed out on the floor yesterday morning?"

Ellie looks suspicious. "Yes. How do you--"

"His, uh, his phone accidentally called me when he fell and I heard someone talking to him, trying to get him up. I was in the area, and you know, I can speak to him. I need to help."

"You're an accountant, Bryce," Ellie says, and sure she's the doctor, but she looks a little less suspicious, like for all the shit he did to her baby brother he's still the guy who complimented her sweet potates three Thanksgivings in a row and maybe that went further than he thought it did at the time. "Look, I'll tell you where he works, but that's it."

&.

"You're a spy? You, Bryce slept-with-my-girlfriend Larkin from Connecticut, you're a spy? I thought you were an accountant." Chuck's face is open and confused above the white collar of his Nerd Herd shirt. "Jesus. You-- people from Connecticut can't be spies, they're all-- they're all doctors and lawyers and hedge fund managers. Oh God. In college, too?"

"We can talk about this later," Bryce says desperately, because they are out in the open, they're in a goddamn parking lot, and he knows someone's been following him for the past hour. It's not Casey. He wishes it were Casey. He could deal with someone who just wants to shoot him a few times and then drink some scotch. But no, the NSA is too smart for that, and they sent goddamn Carina.

Chuck's eyes unfocus and it takes him a second to snap back into it. "He already landed this morning," his once-friend murmurs under his breath, and Bryce grabs him by the shoulders, shakes hard.

"Who? Who landed this morning?"

"The general..." Chuck says vaguely, going cross-eyed. "But how did I-- Bryce, do you know what's going on?"

"I will tell you," Bryce says. "Chuck, I promise, I'll you everything, but look, you gotta not freak out, cause there's a gun pointing at us."

Carina, dressed in black, looks absolutely wicked when she smirks like that.

Chuck... freaks out.

&.

"Holy shit," Chuck says. He's staring at his hands blankly, and it's familiar, hitting Bryce's heart a little too hard. "I can't believe I stopped a bomb with porn."

"A porn site," Carina says, and blows him a kiss. "Good work, Chuckles."

"Yeah," Chuck looks faint. "Oh my god. Bryce. Wow."

"Seriously though, good work, buddy," Bryce says, and gives him a manly slap on the shoulder. This utterly fails to rouse Chuck, and he sighs and pulls him in for a loose-limbed hug, the type they gave each other when they were a little too drunk and hazy, affectionate and sleepy and talking in murmurs across creaky dorm furniture. "Really, I mean it."

"How the fuck is this your life," Chuck says. Bryce decides to buy him a bottle of Jack Daniels right then and there.

&.

"You can trust me," Bryce says, sitting next to Chuck on the beach. "I mean that."

Chuck shrugs. "You know, I thought that before," he mutters. "So you get why I'm hesitant."

"Yeah, but this time it's different," Bryce responds. "Cause you got this thing in your head and I'm gonna help you, I really am."

"And Carina?"

"She will too, in her own special way."

"She's terrifying," Chuck says, and Bryce laughs.

"You get used to it."

"I won't," Chuck says firmly.

He's wrong.

you beautiful tropical fish: hp: the canon that wasn't canonkolms on May 16th, 2012 12:49 am (UTC)
Harry Potter - Harry becomes Defense Against the Dark Arts professor (and maybe, you know, ends up with Luna...)
Cinna: the hunger games: annie crestacentury_fox on May 16th, 2012 12:58 am (UTC)
The Hunger Games - Finnick/Annie - post-Mockingjay, and Finnick didn't die
hotpiexoxo: pic#117225609hotpiexoxo on May 17th, 2012 02:39 pm (UTC)
You, Me, and the Sea. Finnick/Annie 1/2

He sees the sea in many things.

Of course, he sees the sea within the sea itself. It's outside the window of his house, always moving and different water but still, somehow, unchanging in this new world. A revolution, a war, and the sea is still a sea, and somehow he finds his lifeline still casted out into it.

In a mirror he can see a flash of the sea within his own eyes. He knows that many have seen it there too, have fallen into his gaze like a riptide and towed out into the swells of his body, against the swells of his body. His eyes, he knows, holds the sea, because after it all, it is the only thing he knows of himself.

He sees the sea within her, not just in her eyes but in the actuality of all of her. Her mind is lost, people say, but he knows differently. She comes and goes, like a high tide and low tide, and when she cries he tastes the salt. It's cleansing, and it always, always brings her back to him. She had invaded him, seeped into his own pores and blood like the water lapping onto the sand, forever turning the brittle separate pieces into a held together darker surface.

He sees the sea within him, his child. He didn't think, even just a few years ago, it'd be possible. To have a wife, a child. This kind of life. He sometimes even still comes across a piece of the world still smoking, still lost in the aftermath of the bombing, and he knows how close he was to not ever having this life. It took away a lot to have it. He lost a lot, the sea dumping out its own water to the world. He gained a lot, the sea churning and returning, always returning.

He watches his kid grow, as wild as a stormy body of water, the same sea that lived in his own eyes and the same sea that throbbed in her eyes evident. He thought of his kid's name and how beautiful it sounded, and how much better it sounded since it'd never be called out over the District to have him come upon a stage and be carted off to the Capitol for a blood battle. He whispers it at night to her, and she fills up at the sound and repeats it, repeats her own name, repeats his, repeats Finnick, Finnick Odair, and like a wave he falls into her, washes over her, tumbles through a riptide underneath the current, losing his breath, all, all for her.

He looks out to the sea every morning like he always had. With a blank mind, nothing could be different. He could still be fourteen years old just after his games, looking at the body of water for the first time since he thought it'd be his last time. He could be four, his first true memory standing within the sand watching as his father went out with a trident to haul in fish. He could be after the birth of his son, coming out here once his wife fell asleep to stare out at the sun and the water that reflected diamonds of it all over everywhere. He could be right then, standing there before the rest of his family, the rest of the District, wakes up and no matter what it's the sea, the sea, the sea.
hotpiexoxohotpiexoxo on May 17th, 2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
You, Me, and the Sea. Finnick/Annie 2/2

Katniss' mother stops by, checking on Annie more than anything but fusses over the child as if that's her real reason. He wonders if she'll ever make it back to her first home to fuss over her own child, but it's been years and Katniss, he knows, she knows, everyone knows, is making her own recoveries along with her team that she always seemed to have, the baker and the drunk. There is talk at the Capitol for lifting the Mockingjay's exile soon, saying how long it's been and how transportation is almost completely regulated. He wonders, as he looks out to the sea, if she will visit, if she will come out with him and look out at the sea, and look upon how simple this complicated world really is.

He visited her, them, a couple times in Twelve, but didn't, couldn't, stay long. He felt suffocated, not by the ashes or soot that she said still took her over at times, but by the need for salt water, salty air. He looks down at his hands, his hair blowing in his eyes, and for a split second he sees blood on them. He doesn't know whose it is he imagines, but he knows that he put the blood there, has put so much blood on his hands throughout his life and he sometimes wonders if they will ever not be red. He walks quickly to the edge of the water and plunges his hands in, scrubbing at them furiously and even considers using coral to help scrub. He doesn't though, knows that the only thing to result from that would be his hands would be red not from blood of innocent, of the dead, but of his own, and he doesn't want to scare Annie or anyone with mangled up red hands. He'll take the flashes of his subconscious reminding him of the price for this life, this sea.

"Finnick!" His name rings out and crashes over him like a wave from her mouth, her voice, and the sight of blood that isn't really there is gone. A list of things he's thankful for, and he puts Annie above the sea, but then again she is the sea. He responds with her name, like foam that forms from a wave on the sand, and runs back to the house, to his home. The sea can make him forget, make him not remember for just a few moments everything he went through and did, but by the time he makes it back to his house he remembers it all and smiles, because he has the sea to help him forget that all, he has Annie to remind him of it all and he has his child to show that it was all worth it.
Cinna: the hunger games: annie crestacentury_fox on May 17th, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)
<3333333

FINNICK ajshgjkaghajkg i just want to hug him and annie and their son and i'm accepting this AU as what really happened post-Mockingjay NO ONE CAN TELL ME OTHERWISE

please write forever
hey you!: don't tell me what to do!rightintothesea on May 16th, 2012 01:14 am (UTC)
Avatar The Last Airbender - (older) Suki/Sokka/Toph - everybody, everybody just wanna fall in love

Edited at 2012-05-16 01:14 am (UTC)
numbers_robot: young and in lovenumbers_robot on May 16th, 2012 01:31 am (UTC)
Parks and Recreation-April/Andy-Detectives Ludgate and Dwyer had been partners for two years when they were asked to solve the crime of the century, the murder of Nick Newport Senior
adrenalin211: Reunionadrenalin211 on May 16th, 2012 02:07 am (UTC)
24- Jack/Renee - Renee visited Jack in the hospital post S7.
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adrenalin211: Raspberriesadrenalin211 on May 16th, 2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha. Nope!
hey you!: PUBLIC NUISANCErightintothesea on May 16th, 2012 02:11 am (UTC)
Parks & Recreation - Ann & April - zombie apocalypse au!
Yen: [Movies] Hunger Games; Gale & Katnissriddledfate on May 16th, 2012 04:58 am (UTC)
The Hunger Games - Gale & Annie C. - post Mockingjay, our tragedy is our love story.
thewindwarns: macaronsthewindwarns on June 11th, 2012 12:49 am (UTC)
Super late to the party, but would it be alright if this fic is more post-canon than AU?
Yen: [Movies] Hunger Games; Bowriddledfate on June 11th, 2012 07:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, absolutely! :D I was actually looking at it more as post-canon than AU.
leigh57: 8x10 Renee phoneleigh57 on May 16th, 2012 12:30 pm (UTC)
24 - Jack/Renee - Renee picked up the phone the second time Jack called.
ws_scribe: Jack/Renee - makeoutws_scribe on May 16th, 2012 04:43 pm (UTC)
How long do these have to be because I might be able to do. But that shouldn't prevent someone with way more talent than me to write one as well!!!
leigh57: 8x04 hug gif by Kayleigh57 on May 16th, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
Doesn't matter how long. DO EEEEEET:)
Cinna: 24: tv guide photoshootcentury_fox on May 16th, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
Like leigh57 said, there's no minimum or maximum on length! It's entirely up to you. :)
ws_scribe: Kiefer - sexy!ws_scribe on May 18th, 2012 01:17 am (UTC)
So yeah, I really can't believe I did this in such a public setting. This is all for you, S!

Okay, so I've taken some assumptions here: Renee hasn't been completely destroyed yet. Jack is up and walking two months after his treatment. And K Street is a lot closer to Central Park than it is in real life.

Enjoy...and if it sucks: TELL ME!



“Hello.”

Her voice stuns him into a silence. He was expecting to get her voicemail again. To leave another disjointed message (Renee, its me. Jack. I’m just…please call me back. Please.) He would beg if it meant she would talk to him.

But now she’s answered and he doesn’t really have anything prepared. Wasn’t prepared to actually speak to her. And from the sound of it she wasn’t ready to speak to him either. Her voice is rough, scratchy. Like she hasn’t spoken in a few weeks.

“Renee.” Her name sounds like a prayer on his lips; it comes out with all the oxygen in his lungs. She’ll always take his breath away.

“Who told you?”

“Does is matter?” It doesn’t. He just wants to be there for her. Always.

“No.”

“Where are you? I want – I need to see you.”

“Jack, can you even walk?”

It’s been two months since he was taken away on a stretcher in that warehouse. Two months since he say that look in her eyes. The same one he has seen in his own eyes too many times. Lost.

“Renee. Where are you?”

“New York. A small SRO off K Street. Rent is cheap. The manager doesn’t ask too many questions. The other residents don’t care.” She sounds defensive when she says it, like she thinks he’s judging her.

“Can I – do you mind if I stop by?”

She sighs in response and he thinks she’s going to tell him to fuck off, that he doesn’t need to worry about her anymore. But she surprises him. “Can you make it to Central Park?”

“Yeah. Where?” He’d walk ten miles to see her. She’s in the city and she’s talking to him.

“Across from the Natural History Museum? There’s a nice trail that starts there. Noon, tomorrow?”

“Yeah. Okay. I’ll be there. Thank you.”

“Jack.” When she doesn’t continue, he stays silent. She sounds lost and he thinks he can save her.

“I’ll see you tomorrow, Renee.”

“Tomorrow, Jack.”
leigh57: 8x06 Renee reliefleigh57 on May 18th, 2012 12:08 pm (UTC)
*flails* You wrote it! THANK YOU. This fits 100% with one of the seriously at least 12 AUs in my head, clearly being the one where they did manage to communicate before she totally spiraled out of control.

You totally have their lack of crap down, the way she just says, "Who told you?" and doesn't beat around the bush even a little. And she takes his breath away! *flails more*

Plus I think it's so realistic that she wouldn't want him coming to her apartment, out of a combination of embarrassment about her circumstances and general discomfort. Choosing Central Park is such a great move, because they'll get to see each other, but Renee's still controlling some of the circumstances.

He’d walk ten miles to see her.

LOVE that. Because he's not even completely healed yet, and gah! I also love the line about her sounding lost and Jack thinking he can save her, because it is so perfect with what we saw in S8. He can't help feeling responsible.

Dammit, now I want to read them meeting!

Thank you for this. It's already made my morning better:)
ws_scribe: Castle/Beckett - Peekaboows_scribe on May 18th, 2012 03:28 pm (UTC)
So glad it didn't suck as much as I thought it would. I might have an idea for a follow-up, but I really think you or A should take it a run with it. So much better than me. And really, my idea is just one sentence of how it starts:

He shows up about forty-five minutes early. Just in case.
leigh57: 7x01 Renee Walker FBIleigh57 on May 21st, 2012 12:12 pm (UTC)
I love that idea! I totally think you should write it. Wow, at some point I need to sit down and just write a one-line description of the something like ten stories I have going in my head right now, if only so it doesn't explode or something. OY.
leigh57: BSG Roslin/Adama smilingleigh57 on May 16th, 2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
BSG - Adama/Roslin - "we can't begin to know it / how much we really care"
leigh57: Hunger Games Finnickleigh57 on May 16th, 2012 12:34 pm (UTC)
The Hunger Games - Finnick/Annie - "Don't wake me cause I'm dreaming / of angels on the moon"
Cinna: 24: jack/renee S8 hugcentury_fox on May 16th, 2012 02:25 pm (UTC)
24 - Jack/Renee - everything's not lost
you half wit scruffy looking NERF HEARDER: SGA: Sparky Make Me Smilehanorganaas on May 17th, 2012 04:22 am (UTC)
Stargate Atlantis, John / or & Elizabeth, He disobeyed her order and out her out of there before the replicators can grab her.
you half wit scruffy looking NERF HEARDER: HG: Girl On Firehanorganaas on May 17th, 2012 04:25 am (UTC)
Hunger Games, Katniss + Prim, They are demon hunters a la Supernatural. Bonus points if they have the Impala.
nearer than the moon am i to you: ballykissangel; peter/assumptaodette_river on May 17th, 2012 04:34 am (UTC)
Animorphs - Ensemble - Aftran joined up after The Sickness
Cinna: the hunger games: clovecentury_fox on May 17th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
The Hunger Games - Cato/Clove - they're in the cave in the arena instead of Katniss and Peeta, and Cato has the severely injured leg
hey you!: superherorightintothesea on May 17th, 2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
Gilmore Girls - Lane/Dave - Lane moves to California with him
sirvalkyriesirvalkyrie on May 18th, 2012 10:55 pm (UTC)
Persona 4 - Main Character - Encountering his shadow.
she's plucking hours from the sky: Muldergood_conduct on May 21st, 2012 04:21 pm (UTC)
The Hunger Games - Haymitch/Johanna - putting the pieces back together