YULETIDE!

Dec. 26th, 2015 11:25 am
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WHAT AN ECSTATICALLY WONDERFUL YEAR. I'll be going through the archive properly this afternoon and tomorrow, with Christmas and family and STAR WARS having taken up basically all my time off so far, but I have absolutely made time to read my gifts! MY GIFTS.

Serendipity (25771 words)
Fandom: Dune - All Media Types
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Chani/Irulan Corrino
Characters: Irulan Corrino, Chani, Lady Jessica, Leto Atreides I
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, A certain amount of politicking, A certain amount of stabbing, Paul Atreides and the planet Dune will hardly be appearing in this fic
Summary: Duke Leto survives his arrival on Arrakis, allies with the Fremen and forces a compromise with the Padishah Emperor. Five years later, Irulan - still unmarried - is summoned from her near exile on Dune as Imperial Observer to testify before the High Council of the Landsraad. Naturally, not all is as it seems. But the actions of the right woman in the right place at the right time can make all the difference.

This is an absolutely EPIC Irulan/Chani AU with completely accurate tags. The central premise is actually kind of fantastically tropey, Chani as Irulan's grudging bodyguard and then they slowly get to know each other and it's not so grudging and also bodyguard if-you-know-what-I-mean; but it is executed with such care and such Dunelike awareness of all the ripples and complexities and consequences. Just lovely!

some bright equation (14810 words)
Chapters: 3/3
Fandom: Hellboy (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hellboy/Liz Sherman, Hellboy & John Myers & Liz Sherman, Hellboy/John Myers/Liz Sherman
Characters: Hellboy, Liz Sherman, John Myers
Additional Tags: Post-Movie(s), Angst, Pining, Elves, OT3
Summary: After almost a year of dating Hellboy, Liz didn't think anything could surprise her any more. She was wrong.

This fic! This fic is absolutely everything I could never have hoped to receive based on the completely useless "or give me HB/John/Liz, if you want!" prompt I chucked into my letter. I love the Liz voice, I love the understated triangle of pining and caring and TEAM, I love the resolution. I JUST LOVE THIS WHOLE THING.

YAY YULETIDE.

Date: 2015-12-26 10:21 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
.... Would you belived that I hadn't realised how tropey Serendipity was until you pointed that out? From a meta point of view, I was just looking to get Chani into Irulan's world and force them to interact with each other, then Paul quite calmly offered to do the job for me, pointing out quite how he was gaming the outcomes by doing so. I mean, yes, asking Chani to protect Irulan and tying the future of Arakis to it did maximise the chances that Irulan wouldn't be forcibly married off to one faction or another (a faction that would undoubtedly have its own plans for Dune that did not coincide with the interests of the Fremen to be sure)... but there was also a greater than even chance Chani would be killed trying to stop just that (especially by the Sardaukar) and, y'know, Paul would be ideally placed to take advantage of that Fremen outrage. The fact that this happened to coincide with the bodyguard trope was kind of a coincidence.

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