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Man, what a lovely Yuletide I've had! My glorious Dark Matter gifts were the intense and perfectly in-character Cycle (Three/Six) by [archiveofourown.org profile] days4daisy and the lovely little drabble Evolution (Three/Android) by [archiveofourown.org profile] meridian_rose; the spectacular and twisty Collision Course (Kira/Pop Girl) was written for me in Push by [archiveofourown.org profile] eustaciavye; AND ALSO I received the charming and heartwarming Two Gardens (hints of Mara/Inanni) from [archiveofourown.org profile] abluestocking for Mara - Daughter of the Nile! Such spectacular variety, in fandoms and moods and pairings, and such wonderful fics! ♥

As for me, I wrote:

The Beast Within (16058 words) by Damkianna
Fandom: Sinbad (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Gunnar/Sinbad (Sinbad)
Characters: Gunnar (Sinbad), Sinbad (Sinbad), Rina (Sinbad), Anwar (Sinbad), Tiger (Sinbad), Cook (Sinbad), Nala (Sinbad)
Additional Tags: Animal Transformation, Mutual Pining, Nonverbal Communication, Post-Canon
Summary: There had not been time, Gunnar told himself afterward; there had not been any other way. But it was not true. There was always a choice. (Or: Gunnar is a werebear. Sinbad has some issues with this; and, as it turns out, so does Gunnar.)

I offer Sinbad every time it's in the tagset because god help me, I love that show. And lo, all my Yuletide wishes were granted: I MATCHED [archiveofourown.org profile] Dorinda! Someday I'm actually going to finish all the treats I've ever started for Dorinda, and she's going to get a boatload of NYRs. But in the meantime, the Yulegoat was generous enough to give me an official opportunity to write her a story!

And I took it and wrote her two:

truth deceived (7047 words)
Fandom: The Sting (1973)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Henry Gondorff/Johnny Hooker
Characters: Henry Gondorff, Johnny Hooker, Original Characters
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Case Fic, Fake/Pretend Relationship, Misunderstandings, Mutual Pining, Yuletide Treat
Summary: Henry and Johnny catch a blackmailer—by pretending they've got something to be blackmailed about. Except, of course, no one's doing as much pretending as anybody else thinks they are.

Also for [archiveofourown.org profile] Dorinda! :D Embarrassingly, I'd never actually watched The Sting before, despite having read Dorinda's own excellent fics for it. But that was easily remedied (about five times over, because my god, Paul Newman and Robert Redford are pretty I knew I was going to need to get the voices just right!), and the perfect plot for a fake dating story walked up and introduced itself, and we were off. This was enormously rewarding to write, and the response has been very kind! (Incidentally: this is where I got almost all of my information on Scollay Square, and the businesses in operation at and around it during the time period right after The Sting!)

the robb'd that smiles (steals something from the thief) (5265 words)
Fandom: Dark Matter (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Five | Das & Three | Marcus Boone
Characters: Three | Marcus Boone, Five | Das, Two | Portia Lin, Six | Griffin Jones, The Android (Dark Matter)
Additional Tags: Post-Season/Series 02, Heist, Kidnapping, Affectionate Insults, Yuletide Treat
Summary: Five doesn't tell the rest of them she's planning to hack into Derrick Moss's personal files until after she's already done it. Cue shenanigans: the crew goes undercover, Five enjoys her part a little too much, and Three gets shot. Again.

For [archiveofourown.org profile] mlraven! I wrote a Dark Matter treat for mlraven in the Trick or Treat Exchange this year (or, well, last year, technically) because I couldn't resist the opportunity to write a post-S2 fix-it. And then she asked for Dark Matter again at Yuletide, with a GREAT Five&Three prompt, and, hey, she seemed to like the first one, so ... :D?

would my heart be changed (10158 words)
Fandom: Gladiator - Dami Im (Music Video)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: White Warrior (Gladiator - Dami Im)/Princess (Gladiator - Dami Im)
Characters: White Warrior (Gladiator - Dami Im), Princess (Gladiator - Dami Im), Mentor (Gladiator - Dami Im)
Additional Tags: Imprisonment, Trauma, Misunderstandings, Mistaken Identity, Amnesia, Yuletide Treat
Summary: Min will rescue the sacred princess. She knows this, and always has; it is foretold. But the girl she finds in the Shadow King's fortress is not the princess she had expected, and she does not understand it. (aka, your average fairytale: girl argues with girl, girl saves girl, girl saves girl right back, with a side of bedsharing and amnesia and stubbornness.)

For [archiveofourown.org profile] yuuago! Oh, look, another extremely self-indulgent f/f music video fic. /o\ :D This was a blast to write, even if it got a) quite a bit longer and b) a little bit more horror-tinged than I was expecting. And when I say quite a bit longer, I mean it - I'd originally meant for this to be the first thing in a five-things fic, but, uh, 10k seemed like it could probably stand on its own. Maybe I can add the other four things on as additional parts in a series, this year.

given to eat of the lotus (10504 words)
Fandom: Veritas: The Quest
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Calvin Banks/Nikko Zond
Characters: Calvin Banks, Nikko Zond, Solomon Zond, Juliet Droil, Maggie Hayes, Haley Cayce, Vincent Siminou
Additional Tags: Lucid Dreaming, Visions, Mutual Pining, Yuletide Treat
Summary: "So, utopia, huh?" Cal said, grimacing. His fingers were really starting to ache.

"A vision of transcendent heaven," Juliet corrected above him.

(Or: Nikko gets himself into an unusual kind of trouble; Cal follows him into it, because of course he does, and learns a few things about what each of them really wants.)

For [archiveofourown.org profile] carolinecrane! ... Again. She asked for tropey Cal/Nikko fic again this year EVEN THOUGH she had to be aware that it might lead to another long ridiculous treat from me, and, yeah, it did. (Not quite so long this time! I managed to restrain myself a little bit.) After writing from Nikko's POV last time, I decided to try Cal's this time, but somehow I still ended up writing about poking around in people's minds unexpectedly.

I still have some commenting to do, yikes, but it's always such great fun working my way through the collection. ♥ YULETIDE ♥


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