Author: Rachael Sabotini (wickedwords)
Prompt: The Princess and the Cowboy
Other Info: Matt/Mohinder, Molly, PG-13, AU, romance, angst, 11,800 words
A/N: Thanks to sherrold and movies_michelle for some very quick betas. Written for undermistletoe 2007
Summary: Prime Valley is a backwater cow town, over two hours by skimmer from the nearest spaceport.
( Company Town )
First of all, a huge thank-you to minnaleigh for writing my yuletide story for me. I really wanted to see more of Wilhelmina and her story (set in the Black Jewels universe) gave me that.
As for me, I wrote three stories for yuletide this year, my primary story and two pinch-hits. All of them were a blast to write, and I will end up posting them all to both this LJ and to my website. Just...not today. *g*
Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, Jules/Phileas, Adult, 2250 words
for Nicole DAnnais
SAJV is the rarest fandom I have ever had, with 3 people requesting stories in it and 3 people offering to write it. The show came out 2000 and only had one season, but it was a gorgeous, gorgeous show. (Here is the link to the two monks site for the show. Michael Praed is stunning in it.) Steampunk science and dirigibles, Victorian era setting with modern attitudes, it was a crack!fiction before that ever became popular. There was always a sexual tension simmering between the three main characters: Phileas, Jules, and Rebecca. It had huge amounts of hurt/comfort, and one of my favorite episodes was the Victorian Candidate, where Phileas is drugged to the gills and brainwashed into trying to kill the Queen. (Yes, it really was that fannish.) I took a little of what I remembered from that, and a little from transcripts of the initial episodes--with a side-trip to "the little match girl" for fun--to craft the story. If it reads sort of like a Victorian 'Man From Uncle' or an 'I Spy' story...well, that's because that's what the show was. Only with dirigibles.
Heroes, Peter/Claire, PG-13, 1200 words
I think Peter/Claire is the dominate non-canonical het pairing in the fandom, but I am not sure about that; I do know that this story was recc'd primarily in the Heroes community and the Paire community in particular, pulling in several people that felt newer to fandom to me. A couple of side comment made me grin, as the story was dismissed as...apocalyptic fluff. And really, not everyone can write that. I think it's something to be proud of.
The Importance of Bearing Cocoa
The Tick, Arthur/Tick, PG-13, 1060 words
A couple of weeks before the end of Yuletide, sherrold mentioned how she had wanted to play, but that she just didn't feel up to it. "If I had, I would have asked for The Tick slash." So, when I saw a request for Tick slash pop up on the pinch-hit list, I jumped at it, for the chance to please two people with one story. I didn't think it would appeal to anyone but a small set of fans--I also thought that this would be the one everyone would guess for me, as Sandy and I had done a Tick vid --but in the end, this was the story I got the most comments about. In fact, I stumbled upon one of those 'Aggh! My eyes! My eyes! I didn't expect The Tick to be Slashed' comments about it. Seriously good times...