Though my back hurts like a mofo for no apparent reason, right along the sciatic nerve. Awesome.
Also I don't want to go home and take the trash out so here's a ficlet meme, snurched from tinylegacies and the_afterlight.
1. Write down the names of 10 characters.
1. Morgana, BBC's Merlin
2. David Nabbit, Angel: the series
3. Ace, Doctor Who
4. Emmett Honeycutt, QAF US
5. Nancy Thompson, Nightmare on Elm Street
6. Gaius, BBC's Merlin
7. Cordelia Chase, BtVS/Angel
8. Jayne Cobb, Firefly
9. Emily Lightman, Lie To Me
10. Vila Restal, Blake's Seven
2. Write a fic of fifteen words or less for every prompt, using the characters determined by the numbers.
Do NOT read the prompts before you do step 1!
FIRST TIME: #4 & #6: Emmett Honeycutt and Gaius
That was the first and last time they ever played Doctor. Leeches, ugh.
ANGST: #7: Cordelia Chase
"What the hell do you MEAN I can't get Cosmo delivered to Heaven?"
AU: #1 & #8: Morgana and Jayne Cobb
Next time he calls her Vera in bed, she's lighting him afire with her brain.
THREESOME: #3, #6 & #9: Ace, Gaius, Emily Lightman *
Iceworld nights are cold. The girls keep each other warm. Gaius cooks and curses timestorms.
HURT/COMFORT: #5 & #10: Nancy Thompson, Vila Restal
He wakes screaming, then there's a girl. "Don't fall back asleep. Take these." Caffeine pills.
Peacock reincarnation was fine, but if Arthur didn't stop preening she'd peck him to death.
HORROR: #10: Vila Restal
"Vila, how is the Communist Manifesto a horror novel?"
"A society with nothing to steal?"
BABY FIC: #5 & #9: Nancy Thompson, Emily Lightman
Emily says, "Tell me Freddy's gone forever." Nancy lies badly. The baby never naps alone.
DARK FIC: #2 & #8: David Nabbit, Jayne Cobb
"So what, you been on ice all these years?"
"Not exactly." The fangs come out.
ROMANCE: #4 & #7: Emmett Honeycutt, Cordelia
"You're sure Angel's not on your team?"
"Honey, I've seen him dance. He's allll yours."
DEATH FIC: #2 & #3: David Nabbit, Ace
Claw through her new friend's heart, bat through the demon's skull. Seemed fair to Ace.
* My God, the number of times I re-wrote that. Gaius is 80-something. Emily's fourteen.
- I Continue to Live