hsavinien: (due South - Firelit)
2017-05-20 12:27 am
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SW Rogue One: "Sorrow Lifting Slow" (Cassian/Bodhi, PG)

Title: Sorrow Lifting Slow
Author: H. Savinien
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Rogue One and the characters herein are the property of Disney and their respective actors.
Pairing: Cassian Andor/Bodhi Rook
Wordcount: 616
Summary: Bodhi Rook cuts his hair and I make up Jedhan traditions.

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Bodhi cuts his hair and it is a miracle.

On Jedha, he says, growing your hair out was part of mourning.  He’d stopped cutting it when his mother died, alone with the news out in the black on an Imperial freighter, and then he’d fled and Jedha burned and Cassian knows that Bodhi still blames himself for that sometimes. 

Cassian offers his help and Bodhi smiles and declines, and the soft snip-snip of the scissors and the patter of hair falling into the wastebin is somehow heartwrenching itself.  But with every snip, he watches Bodhi’s shoulders lighten, and that’s as much a beacon of hope as the destruction of the Death Star had been.

“It’s letting go of the sorrow,” Bodhi says, focused on the mirror.  “Being ready to move forward from the pain, not live in it anymore.”

Cassian thinks of Chirrut.  And then he considers Baze and winces.  Bodhi’s eyes flicker to his face in the mirror and Bodhi shrugs.  “Some people prefer to hold on.  That’s their right.”

“Yes, of course.”  Cassian pulls his leg out of the footrest of his chair, slumping forward a little to ease the strain on his lower back. “Are you going to be warm enough?  You should bring a scarf.”

Bodhi grins at him as he trims around his ears.  “I am a Jedha boy,” he says. “I’m used to cold nights.  Not everyone has your thin blood.  They fixed your coat, right?  It was bunching up last time.”

Cassian huffs.  “It’s fine, it’s fine.”  He subsides, watching wistfully as Bodhi runs practiced fingers across the back of his head, finding the last stray long hairs and trimming them down short.

When Bodhi has checked himself from all angles and is apparently satisfied, he turns to face Cassian and gives a little shrug.  “Well?”

Cassian’s breath hitches.  Bodhi’s long hair had been beautiful, but this suits him too, makes him look less fragile.  They have coaxed away the dark circles under his eyes over the past months, Baze with persistent feeding, Chirrut with meditation, Jyn with holos from the planets she visits, Kaytoo with dry sarcasm, and Cassian at his side at night as they take turns shaking each other out of nightmares.  With Bodhi’s skin a healthier color from sunlight, his cheeks less hollowed by stress and privation, and his hair framing his face in a short dark halo, he looks like a miracle.

Cassian throws a scarf at his head.  “Come on, we’ll be late for the party.”  He spins in a quick turn and pushes into a glide toward the door.  Bodhi laughs behind him and trots up beside him, keeping pace beside his chair.  Cassian focuses on the corridor, following the sounds of celebration to the hangar.  When they emerge into it, the space is transformed.  Lights are strung on gantries and scaffolds, tables and chairs pulled from the mess hall are scattered around laden with food.  There’s music playing and people moving to it. He hears Bodhi’s steps stop and looks up to see him, smiling a little but wistful. 

Cassian grins.  “Go find someone to dance with.”

“Someone not you?” Bodhi smiles.  “No.  I like it here just fine.  I’m staying with you.”  He gazes out over the crowd, face dropping into stillness.  “Everything’s peaceful.”

“For the moment,” Cassian says, and hates himself a tiny bit for the automatic negativity, and adds, “A moment’s long enough sometimes.”  He reaches out and wraps his hand around Bodhi’s, lacing their fingers together. Bodhi's eyes flick to his, then away.

“Long enough,” Bodhi agrees and squeezes his hand and for the first time it doesn’t feel like someone trying to save themselves from drowning.

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The End

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Notes: Cassian is using a wheelchair now because of the injuries sustained on Scarif. Bodhi's got impressive scarring down one side. Both Chirrut and Baze spent quite a while in the bacta tanks with a case of getting shot repeatedly. Jyn had a concussion and now gets migraines. K2-S0 had to be restored from a backup and is now living as an increasingly profane black and chrome protocol droid.
Inspired by: http://hsavinien.tumblr.com/post/160863336847/bodhi-cuts-his-hair-and-it-is-a-miracle-on
hsavinien: (LW - KLDF)
2017-02-14 01:44 am
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Emelan short fic: "Flirting is Hard" (PG, Daja/OFC)

Title: Flirting is Hard

Author: H. Savinien
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Emelan and its characters are the property of Tamora Pierce and are merely borrowed for this story.
Pairing: Daja Kisubo/OFC
Wordcount: 1365
Summary: Daja's got a new metal plant project and a distracting new acquaintance who wants to be friends. Written for Femslash February Celebrates Black Women '17.

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hsavinien: (ST - Kirk/McCoy)
2016-09-24 08:50 pm

ST flashfic: "Worth a Shot" (Kirk/McCoy, PG-ish)

Title: Worth a Shot
Author: H. Savinien
Rating: PG-ish
Disclaimer: Characters belong to Roddenberry's estate and their respective actors.
Word count: 400
Summary: Jim's got to stop drinking ceremonial beverages given to him by species unaccustomed to human biology. Bones' response to getting unexpectedly kissed is apparently a hypospray. Of course, Jim's pretty sure he heard "Not like this" before passing out so it might be worth a shot.
Inspired by art and headcanon on tumblr. (http://hsavinien.tumblr.com/post/150874204062/kaciart-dammit-jim-im-a-doctor-not-some-kind)

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hsavinien: (Firefly - Pitter patter)
2016-08-18 11:43 pm
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Haikyuu!! flashfic: "When (Plastic) Dinosaurs Attack!" (Tsukiskima Kei, PG)

Title: When (Plastic) Dinosaurs Attack!

Author: H. Savinien

Rating: G

Word Count: 300

A.N.: Birthday present for [livejournal.com profile] emmypenny

Summary: Tsukishima Kei's having an odd birthday.
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hsavinien: (LW - KLDF)
2016-08-04 08:49 pm
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Star Wars short: "As Impressions Go..." (PG, Rey)


Title: As Impressions Go...

Author: H. Savinien

Disclaimer: The Star Wars universe is the property of Disney, Lucasfilm, and so on.

Rating: PG

Wordcount: 844

Summary: Rey explores the people around her.

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hsavinien: (Disc - Just people)
2016-04-22 09:29 pm
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ds short: "Light Over Sleep" (Francesca, G)

Title: Light Over Sleep
Author: H. Savinien
Rating: G
Disclaimer: due South and the characters borrowed belong to the Pauls and their respective actors.
Word count: 445

Summary: Frannie isn't wild about some of Maggie's ideas, but they usually turn out pretty all right.

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hsavinien: (LW - KLDF)
2016-03-15 08:57 pm
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Discworld short: "Gloria Thogsdaughter's School Days" (PG)

Title: Gloria Thogsdaughter's School Days
Author: H. Savinien

Disclaimer: Sir Pterry's world and characters! GNU Terry Pratchett.
Rating: PG

Wordcount: 2813

Author's Note: ineptshieldmaid said - “Talk to me about Gloria Thogsdaughter, who went to the Quirm College with Susan. On a doylist level I think Pterry hadn’t committed to agender dwarfs at that point… but?” I replied - “Some kids assert their gender early and hard, even if it’s socially unacceptable.)” Luckily, Gloria has understanding parents and finds a place where she can be herself.
Summary: Gloria's making her own place in the world, and the Quirm College for Young Ladies is the avenue she's chosen to do it in.

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hsavinien: (DC - Whee!)
2016-03-09 12:43 am
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Star Wars short short: "I'm Here to Rescue You" (PG-13, Finn/Poe Dameron)

Title: I'm Here to Rescue You

Author: H. Savinien

Disclaimer: Star Wars and named characters belong to Lucas and Disney.

Rating: PG-13 for implications

Wordcount: 1000

Summary: Bondage is only fun when you've agreed to it. Poe hasn't.

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hsavinien: (LW - KLDF)
2016-01-04 09:15 pm

GO/Arthuriana short story: "Knightly Virtues Are A Pain" (PG)

Title:  Knightly Virtues are a Pain
Author: H. Savinien
Rating: PG

Disclaimer: Aziraphale and Crowley belong to Messrs. Gaiman and Pratchett; Palomides, Tristan, Isoude, and Branguine to Arthurian mythology.

Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] kirathaune
Word count: 2710
A.N.: Happy holidays, kirathaune!  Hope you enjoy some silly Arthuriana.  Beta thanks to ahiddenkitty, who protects me from being too American.

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hsavinien: (Alice - Frabjous day)
2015-07-07 01:20 am
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Tolkien Short fic: "Care and Comfort" (-Ur family, PG)

Title: Care and Comfort

Author: H. Savinien
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: All characters belong to Tolkien, New Line Cinema, et cetera, not me.
Relationships: Familial
Wordcount: 515
A. N.: Non-binary dwarves!
Summary: Family cuddles and caring focused on Bofur.

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hsavinien: (due South - Firelit)
2015-06-01 10:03 pm
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Fury Road flashfic: "Scars are Memories" (Angharad, PG-13ish)

Title: Scars are Memories

Author: H. Savinien

Disclaimer: The Splendid Angharad and Mad Max: Fury Road belong to many people who are not me.

Rating: PG-13ish

Warnings for: death, self-harm, general post-apocalyptic dystopia

Wordcount: 330

Summary: The Splendid Angharad, daughter of Bountiful Hadassah, has lost her mother.

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hsavinien: (Firefly - Pitter patter)
2015-05-10 11:39 pm
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MCU Fic: "(From the Sky to the Ground) From the Ground to the Sky" (Sam/Steve pre-slash, PG)

Title: (From the Sky to the Ground) From the Ground to the Sky
Author: H. Savinien
Wordcount: 2,123
Rating: PG
Pairing: pre-slash Sam Wilson/Steve Rogers
A.N.: Written for the Sam/Steve Exchange on tumblr for shakespeareaddict.

Summary: Sam Wilson, the Falcon, helped defeat the Chitauri invasion as an Avenger and New York is still rebuilding. The word from S.H.I.E.L.D. is that Captain America has been found.

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hsavinien: (LW - KLDF)
2015-04-14 01:08 am
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MCU Fic: "Such Simple Trials" (Bucky/Steve/Peggy implied, PG)

Title: Such Simple Trials

Author: H. Savinien

Rating: PG

Wordcount: 897

Summary: “Peggy, Jarvis know you can do one hundred and seven one-armed push-ups?” Well, this is when and how it happened.

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hsavinien: (Firefly - Pitter patter)
2015-02-04 08:58 pm
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Marvel flashfic: "Marvel Shift" (Kamala Khan, G)

Title: Marvel Shift

Author: H. Savinien

Disclaimer: Kamala and other characters are property of Marvel and will be returned whole and undamaged.

Rating: G

Wordcount: 350

Summary: Kamala's still not used to the other parts of this...being a superhero thing.

Author's Note: Written for KamalaCon, the first anniversary of Kamala Khan's title.

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hsavinien: (LW - KLDF)
2015-01-25 11:17 pm
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MCU Fic: "Le Chevalier au Faucon" (Sam/Steve, PG)

Title: Le Chevalier au Faucon
Author: H. Savinien
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Most characters mentioned are property of Marvel and the actors playing them in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This AU is on my own head.
Pairing: Sam Wilson/Steve Rogers
Wordcount: 4,117
Author's Note: Inspired by [livejournal.com profile] samalander. Some archaic dialect and sentence structure. Beta thanks to [livejournal.com profile] yuri_shoujo and a-social-construct.
Summary: Sir Samuel meets another knight lately returned from war shortly before the Midsummer tournament.

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The medieval AU you never knew you wanted? )

hsavinien: (LW - KLDF)
2015-01-21 09:27 pm

GO Holiday Gift Exchange flashfic: "Impending Motherhood" (PG)

Title: Impending Motherhood

Author: H. Savinien

Rating: PG

Wordcount: 638

Author’s Note: A little extra gift for the Good Omens Holiday Gift Exchange mods.  Thank you for everything you do to make this all run smoothly.  While this is not particularly modly-themed, I hope it gives you a bit of a chuckle.  Story inspired by: http://notalwaysfriendly.com/unborn-born-again/35124

Summary: Anathema’s pregnant and experiencing the joys thereof, including overly-familiar strangers.
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hsavinien: (LW - KLDF)
2015-01-21 09:04 pm

GO Holiday Gift Exchange fic: "Aziraphale's Unpleasant Irish Adventure, Day 497/???" (PG)

Title: Aziraphale's Unpleasant Irish Adventure, Day 497/???

Author: H. Savinien

Rating: PG

Wordcount: 1707

Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] lynndyren

Author's Notes: The prompt I used was “Crowley and Aziraphale and medieval religion”. I hope you like it! Thanks to my SO for beta help.

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