In an effort to get my mind back on writing after traveling through the snowy wastelands of the north, then catching strep throat [I think I’m the only adult around here who has, though just about every child in my immediate sphere of influence is stricken—uck], I’m reviving this old meme:
The Single Sentence Fic Meme:
Name a character or pairing and a prompt, and I'll write you a one sentence fic.
Simple, no? Any universe listed on my userinfo or in the tags is fair game. Request as many as you'd like, as often as you'd like. Have fun! To start everyone off, here are a few lingerers from the last round that I’m just now getting around to.
1. Anita Blake: Richard and Jean-Claude
An elegant pasa double, they circle each other with careful steps, the grace of the wolf facing off against the serenity of the dead, consumed by the dance that would carve out their future.
2. Merry Gentry: King Taranis, Doyle and Frost
In the dark hours before dawn as the princess slept between them, Frost and Doyle would quietly plot the day that would inevitably come, when Taranis would face their wrath of swords and magic; until then, they would hold Meredith and remember how to breathe.
3. Merry Gentry/House -- House and Abloec, Meds & alcohol
They almost never got his kind in human hospitals, so House was not even remotely inclined to prevent an inebriated Abloec from inhaling three bottles of Vicodin all at once--just to see what could happen.
4. CSI/Highlander- Amanda, awkward awakening
She wondered if the legless doctor had seen an immortal wake up before: instead of screaming he gave her his coat and offered to call her a cab; she gave him a kiss for his trouble.
5. Merry Gentry/BtVS -- Xander and Rhys, eyes
It seemed strange to Frost that with only two eyes between them, Xander and Rhys saw the way the world worked better than anyone.
6. Merry Genry/Highlander -- Methos and Rhys, childhood meetings.
Methos had been but a boy when he first saw Death, with hair of white curls and power over ghosts, but that one glance was enough to see his future.
7. CSI/House- Wilson, Chase and strippers
“Chase, please tell me the stripper at least earned what she stole,” Wilson said, wondering why everyone in his life had to be so difficult, “And put that Grissom guy back on the phone again so he can tell me how to get you home—the weekend in Vegas will be fun, my ass.”
Or, one without CSI
As gifts went, naked ladies appeared to be appreciated, though how both Wilson and Chase independently came to that particular decision for House's birthday present, Cuddy really didn't want to know.
8. Highlander/BtVS, Methos and Willow, No room for surprises at the end of the world.
As the world dissolved around them, Methos offered Willow a wistful toast: “I always knew it would be just you and me, I just never figured you’d be the one to end it.”
9. Witchblade/BtVS, Witchblade and Slayer, soulmates.
Faith knew what that fancy bracelet was before the detective finished shaking her hand; the Witchblade was like the Scythe: another potential soulmate that belonged to someone else.
10. House/Harry Potter, House and Moody, Dueling Gimps.
“What is this, Battle of the Dueling Gimps?” House knocked Moody’s wand from his hand with a whap of his cane. “My hospital, my rules, and stop wheeling that eyeball at me—it’s freaking out the nurses.”
11. Firefly/Riddick, River and Riddick, ocean of blood.
“You sing of molten iron, hot and red on the tongue,” River danced out of Riddick’s reach, saying, “But what is an ocean of blood to the eternity of space?”
12. From House, any character(s)...prompt: clowns.
“Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right,” Cuddy muttered, again, as House and Wilson burst into her office like children come in from recess.
13. Fables - Rose Red, awakening
Rising with the sun with an enthusiasm great enough to change the world, Rose Red thought this awakening at the Farm was something could never have imagined while living under Snow’s shadow.
14. HP - Any of the Malfoys, frivolous
Narcissa wished she could be as frivolous as the chattering classes thought her to be, no cares in the world except for the shine on her diamonds and the cut of her cloak; it would be so much easier not to care.
15. VM - Dick/Mac – candlelight
By candlelight he looked younger, vulnerable, and Mac thought they were like children playing at happiness, chasing away the shadows of their lives with a bit of fickle flame.
16. Black Jewels - Surreal and/or Greysfang, chase
Of all the people he encountered, Greysfang thought only Surreal would understand the glory of the chase, the snapping of bone between teeth, and the blood-warm taste of victory.
17. VM – Dick/Mac –angst
Every time he touched her, Mac wondered if today would be the day he’d leave her naked and broken; a Casablancas was still a Casablancas after all.
18. AB/Underworld . . Anita and Selene . . sleep.
Anita could never sleep on a hunt yet Selene managed to find a few minutes to nap at every stop; the blessings of several lifetimes of practice, Anita thought, with no small amount of jealousy.
19. Tir Alainn x Merry Gentry: Merry and Morag. Sacrifice. set in Gathering Gloom
Morag didn’t believe Merry truly understood the nature of sacrifice, and never would until she was called to real death without escape.
20. Firefly x Pitch Black: River and Riddick, power to fight
Riddick could feel the power in her lithe limbs, that ache to fight, and knew if he could tame River Tam he would have a powerful ally—or an even worse enemy.
21. Veronica Mars, Logan/Parker, Touch
He touched her--fingers on soft skin, breath on her neck, murmurs of sweet nothings in warm half-light--in ways she though were forever lost along with her shorn locks of hair.