estepheia: (Ethan)
Drum roll. Here it is, the final part of my WIP of many years. Can't tell you how relieved I am. I think I may have had problems letting go (stories are so like children), because the chapter got longer and longer. Ordinarily, I'd say "murder your darlings", but I think in fanfic it's okay if there's a lot of angsty dialogue and not much else. ;) So, yeah, this could have been shorter, but I have to go with Mark Twain here: I honestly don't have the two years it would take to make this shorter. :D

Anyway, if you've been reading this from the beginning (and are still here): Thank you for your patience. If you're new to this: Fasten your seatbelt for a little roadtrip.

ENJOY!

TITLE: Broken English Part 18
PAIRING: Giles/Ethan
RATING: R (finally!)
SPOILERS: Set after 8x04 The Long Way Home (comics) - vaguely references the arc of the comics but goes AU; set in Germany
PROMPT: a vacation or roadtrip, magic, slash
WRITTEN FOR: [info]spikendru
Sorry, unbeta'd.
PREVIOUS PARTS: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17


Part 18 )
estepheia: (Ethan with beard)
And my little G/E road movie/dreamspace journey continues... this time we catch a glimpse of the past....
Only a short update, sorry, but the dialogue in the next section still needs a bit of polish

TITLE: Broken English Part 15
PAIRING: Giles/Ethan
RATING: will eventually be R
SPOILERS: Set after 8x04 The Long Way Home (comics); set in Germany, btw
PROMPT: a vacation or roadtrip, magic, slash
WRITTEN FOR: [info]spikendru 
Sorry, unbeta'd.
PREVIOUS PARTS: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part12, Part 13, Part 14

Chapter 15 )
estepheia: (Writing)
I am writing fanfic, yay!
I have already killed one road block and am making a lot of progress. Not sure why, but the muse is with me today!
Does anyone remember in what context Giles wore his ridiculous burgundy Wizard's hat and robe? Was it a Halloween episode? It was something to do with the shop. The first opening? I'm sure I can find out if I search the net, but that always gets me side tracked.... Not good, when the muse is around....
estepheia: (Ethan with beard)

Crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] open_on_sunday
I am so out of practice, when it comes to writing in English, and my memory of the show is getting hazier, but I thought: Let's try a little drabble anyway...
Set during S2.
----

Earning Giles’s forgiveness was harder than turning lead to gold. Ethan knew, he’d tried both.

Trying to blow Giles after Randall’s funeral had been a mistake, he knew that now, but it’s not like Ethan had had any experience saying sorry. He’d never wanted, never needed anyone’s forgiveness before. He’d considered himself a free man: free to go where chance took him, without looking back.

How do you say you’re sorry to a man who cannot bear the sight of you?

You don’t.

All you can do is treat every punch, every kick, as the caress that might have been.

estepheia: (Ethan with beard)
Another lucky find! I love love love Ethan stories about his time in Initiative custody.
This one is terrific. No surprise there, after all it was written by Indri.
http://www.notanothersite.com/indri/vamerica.html


estepheia: (Xmas)
Fandom: Firefly, pre-Serenity the Movie
Characters: Shepard Book
Rating: PG
Summary: Christmas is approaching

Out in the black, time is a relative thing. Serenity has her own clock and calendar, just like all the other objects in space, like planets, moons and ships. Course, there’s also Cortex time, but Book ain’t willing to base the observances of his faith on that.
Christmas ain’t about the date, anyway. Christmas is about being part of a community, no matter how small.

Next time Serenity touches down on Persephone, Book will visit Southdown Abbey for fruit and vegetables. Captain may object to prayer and such, but he won’t say no to a feast for all the crew.
estepheia: (Default)
Fandom: Potterverse Winter 1971
Rating: -
Summary: Christmas at Hogwarts
 
First year
Staying at school over the Christmas holidays isn’t so bad. No shouting, no abuse. Sausages and grilled mushrooms for breakfast and scones with jam for tea.  Not like the scraps he got at home.

And there’s so much to do. He explores drafty corridors, climbs stairs that seem to lead nowhere or wanders through the dank dungeons and cellars underneath the lake. There’s a library full of books and a potions lab that he’s allowed to use.

It’s true, he misses Lucius and some of the other Slytherins, even envies them a little.
But most of all, he misses Lily.
estepheia: (Xmas)
Fandom: Potterverse Winter 1991
Characters: Albus Dumbledore
Rating: PG
Summary: “Your father left this in my possession before he died.”
 
 
Christmas Gift
 
He hasn’t touched the cloak in years, not since James lent it to him. The fabric feels as soft and silvery as ever, brand-new. Not at all like an artifact of legend. Not at all like an object deserving the name “deathly.”

Would James and Lily have survived, had the cloak been in their possession when Voldemort came to Godric’s Hollow?

How much more heartache until Sibyll’s prediction comes to pass? How many more Christmases for Harry? Already, Albus has grown fond of the boy, but as he writes the accompanying note his hands are steady.
estepheia: (Xmas)
Fandom: BtVS, post-S4; pre-Chosen
Characters: Mrs. Osborn, Oz
Rating: PG
Summary: Christmas is approaching
 
Postcards
 
The questioning always starts around Thanksgiving and lasts well into December. “Have you heard from Danny? Still in China, is he?” the neighbors ask. And: “Will he be home for Christmas this year?”

Pitying glances, when she answers that no, her son is not in Tibet anymore, and no, he’s not coming. Later, she’ll overhear them at the supermarket. Snatches of conversation like: “A shame. He had such good grades.” –  “Tibet? Isn’t that where all that heroin comes from?”

She never shows them the postcards. “Learning to play the didgeridoo. Oz” the last one said.

At least he’s safe there.
estepheia: (Xmas)
A few days ago I asked for prompts, but I'm sorry to say, that the prompts haven't really sparked my imagination (yet). However, I managed to write one ficlet and three drabbles so far, (2 x Buffyverse, 2 x Potterverse) and I have ideas for a few more. Not enough for 24 and I don't have a lot of writing time, anyway, but I'll try my best to post as many as I can.

Most of you will have read Who's Afraid of Red, White and Green, an advent calendar story set during AtS S5 that Ladycat and I wrote 8 years ago. Maybe some of you feel like revisiting the series? Anyway, here's the link - Enjoy.
estepheia: (Ethan with beard)
I wrote a drabble-y ficlet. Yay! Okay, so it's short, and based on a fragment that I wrote ages ago. Oh well. Luckily, I never throw anything away, not even story fragments. It's nothing much, I know, I'm terribly rusty, but it's better than nothing.

Title: Wizard
Fandom: BtVS
Character: Ethan
Rating: PG

"When I grow up, I want to be a wizard." Words spoken in absolute earnest back in 1963, long before anyone had heard of Harry Potter. Ethan had been 8 years old at the time, and convinced that magic was the only way to make the boy next door give back the cricket bat he'd stolen.
 
The cricket bat was eventually returned – without the help of wizardry – but the words, once spoken, rippled outwards like waves on the surface of a still pond, working their charm.
 
"This is Ethan," his mother would introduce him, playfully toying with the string of pearls around her neck, "and he wants to be a wizard." Inevitably, the anecdote was followed by laughter. Why nobody laughed when other children said they wanted to become an astronaut, a race car driver, or a horse-breeder in Canada, Ethan never understood.
 
He was twelve when he came across the Book of Janus on a flea market. It was a smelly old tome, written in a language he couldn’t understand, but it felt burning hot to his touch, and the tingle it sent through him spoke of power. Ethan stole it without hesitation.
 
At the age of thirteen he cast his first successful spell.
 
At the age of fourteen he stole his mother’s voice, forever.
estepheia: (Ethan with beard)
Ethan-ficathon Masterlist

I'm sorry about the long wait. Although I tinkered with the chapter almost every day, I never made real progress until this morning. The last two weeks were both busy and lazy. I took time off, the kids were at home, we made a few trips, played computer games. Anyway, the next part is almost finished. I hope it won't take me long to update.

TITLE: Broken English Part 8
PAIRING: Giles/Ethan
RATING: will eventually be R
SPOILERS: Set after 8x04 The Long Way Home (comics); set in Germany, btw
PROMPT: a vacation or roadtrip, magic, slash
WRITTEN FOR: [info]spikendru

PREVIOUS PARTS: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7

Part 8 )
estepheia: (Ethan with beard)
Ethan-ficathon Masterlist
After a long wait, here it is, the next part. Expect the next update on Friday or Saturday.

TITLE: Broken English Part 7
PAIRING: Giles/Ethan
RATING: will eventually be R
SPOILERS: Set after 8x04 The Long Way Home (comics); set in Germany, btw
PROMPT: a vacation or roadtrip, magic, slash
WRITTEN FOR: [info]spikendru

PREVIOUS PARTS: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6

Part 7 )
estepheia: (Ethan with beard)

Ethan-ficathon Masterlist

After a long wait, here it is, the next part. Expect the next update on Friday or Saturday.

TITLE: Broken English Part 6
PAIRING: Giles/Ethan
RATING: will eventually be R
SPOILERS: Set after 8x04 The Long Way Home (comics); set in Germany, btw
PROMPT: a vacation or roadtrip, magic, slash
WRITTEN FOR: [info]spikendru

PREVIOUS PARTS: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

Part 6 )
estepheia: (Ethan with beard)

Ethan-ficathon Masterlist

Here it is, the promised longer chapter. :-)

TITLE: Broken English Part 5
PAIRING: Giles/Ethan
RATING: will eventually be R
SPOILERS: Set after 8x04 The Long Way Home (comics); set in Germany, btw
PROMPT: a vacation or roadtrip, magic, slash
WRITTEN FOR: [info]spikendru

PREVIOUS PARTS: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

estepheia: (Ethan with beard)
My Ethan-ficathon story finally continues...
Only a very short update today, more a teaser than an actual chapter, but I wanted to let you know that I haven't abandoned this story, even if I posted a Spander fic yesterday.... Anyway, the next chapter is almost finished. If only I could stop tinkering... Hee.

Ethan-ficathon Masterlist

TITLE: Broken English Part 4
PAIRING: Giles/Ethan
RATING: will eventually be R
SPOILERS: Set after 8x04 The Long Way Home (comics); set in Germany, btw
PROMPT: a vacation or roadtrip, magic, slash
WRITTEN FOR: [info]spikendru

PREVIOUS PARTS: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3


*chuckles.* I know, it's evil to stop there. But you shouldn't have to wait long for the next update. I have four hours of writing scheduled for tomorrow morning. :-)
estepheia: (Ethan with beard)

Okay, here it is, the second part of my Ethan-ficathon story. It now has a title. :-)

I'd link to the first part, but thanks to vista and this stupid browser posting interface, I have problems formatting my posts. I should download one of the clients, but I lack the energy right now. Also, the story is unbeta'd. Sorry. Please point out any problems or errors that you encounter.

Masterlist:  http://antennapedia.livejournal.com/275193.html?view=2076409#t2076409


TITLE: Broken English (used to be untitled)
PAIRING: Giles/Ethan
RATING: I'm aiming for a slashy R, but the characters might chicken out
SPOILERS: Set after 8x04 The Long Way Home (comics); set in Germany, btw
PROMPT: a vacation or roadtrip, magic, slash
WRITTEN FOR: [info]spikendru

Part 2 )
estepheia: (Ethan with beard)

Okay, so I'm posting the first part of my Ethan-ficathon story. Why am I posting, if it's not finished? I'm posting so that I can concentrate on the unwritten part rather than tinkering endlessly with what I've already written.

Not sure if this works. The fanfic parts of my brain are a little rusty. Sorry, unbeta'd. If you spot any horrid mistakes, please let me know. My spelling checker doesn't work anymore.

Masterlist:  http://antennapedia.livejournal.com/275193.html?view=2076409#t2076409

TITLE: Broken English
PAIRING: Giles/Ethan
RATING: I'm aiming for a slashy R, but the characters might chicken out
SPOILERS: Set after 8x04 The Long Way Home (comics); set in Germany, btw
PROMPT: a vacation or roadtrip, magic, slash
WRITTEN FOR: [info]spikendru

  
estepheia: (Ethan with beard)
This is for [livejournal.com profile] rayne_y_daze who needs cheering up.
It didn't turn out as cheerful as I wanted to make it, but I guess I can only do 'cheerful' once I've gotten past the angst and the hurt.
This is just a standalone scene. I won't promise a sequel, because I don't want to put myself under pressure. My current WIPs are bad enough.

Tentative title: Ice
Giles/Ethan, set now-ish, PG, angst/hope

Ice )
estepheia: (Default)
Okay, this is more or less unbetaed (meaning I changed things after the last time someone else had a look at this). If you find problems, please let me know. I'd like to get rid of mistakes and problems before archiving.

This one is ***complete***
Not another WIP. *Sigh of relief*

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PAIRING: Anya/Spike (Friendship); Spike/Buffy (implicit); Anya/Xander (implicit)
RATING: PG 13
SPOILERS: Up to BtVS 7x14 “First Date”
SUMMARY: Post-“First Date” – Anya talks, Spike mostly listens…
AN: Will be archived at ffnet and at my site, as usual.


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