Title: Never Too Much, Never Too Little
Fandom: Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi | Spirited Away
Rating: U
Summary: For Chihiro, it's a struggle to find her footing in the real world after her time in the bathhouse. There's more than one way back to solid ground, though -- it's just a question of learning how to fall, and how to land.
Notes: Written for [personal profile] genarti for Parallels 2014. (Also available at AO3.) All notes are at the end.

Never Too Much, Never Too Little )

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Title: Hostage Negotiations (A Place of Greater Safety Remix)
Fandom: Hetalia
Rating: U
Pairings: Background France/Austria, background one-sided Austria/Liechtenstein
Summary: France's latest prisoner of war isn't likely to escape, but the Helvetic Republic has been ordered to guard her, and so he will.
Notes: This story is a remix of [personal profile] sirvalkyrie's Ransom, written for Remix Redux 11. The pairings of the original story aren't really central to the plot of this remix, so even though I have marked them here I regret that those who were hoping for rarepair fic might be disappointed. But the existence of France/Austria and Austria/Liechtenstein (the latter more of a young girl's crush) shaped my original conception of this remix, so I have marked them here accordingly. Historical and other notes are at the end. (Also available at AO3.)

Hostage Negotiations (A Place of Greater Safety Remix) )

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Title: The Articles of War
Fandom: Treasure Planet
Rating: 12/PG
Summary: Nasty business, but I won't bore you with my scars. (Or, a formative incident in Amelia's service with the interstellar fleet.)
Disclaimer: All original works are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] wildgoosery for Yuletide 2013. (Also on AO3.) This story contains descriptions of military corporal punishment that are a bit more graphic than anything Disney would've sanctioned. Further notes are at the end.

The Articles of War )

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Title: Brinksmanship
Fandom: The Dark Is Rising
Rating: U
Summary: When Will, Bran, and the Drews first meet up with John and Blodwen Rowlands in Tywyn, there's one small matter that needs to be settled before they go their separate ways. A missing scene, set during Silver on the Tree.
Disclaimer: All original works are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: I have had this missing scene in mind for several years now, though it has gone through several iterations in that time. Incorporates story text and spoilers for all of Silver on the Tree. (Also on AO3.)

Brinksmanship )

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Title: A Teachable Moment
Fandom: To Aru Kagaku no Railgun | A Certain Scientific Railgun
Rating: U
Summary: The special lesson for the Level Upper students wasn't an official Academy City project, in any sense of the word.
Notes: Written for [personal profile] moontyger for Parallels 2013. (Also on AO3.) Spoilers for the full Level Upper Arc, and perhaps a tiny bit of the Big Spider Arc. (Imagine, if you will, that this scene takes place at some point around the same time as the Obligatory Swimsuit Episode.) Additional notes are at the end.

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Title: Incident Response
Fandom: To Aru Kagaku no Railgun | A Certain Scientific Railgun
Rating: U
Summary: As the first responder to the latest Level Upper victim, Uiharu Kazari has to remember her training as best she can.
Notes: Written for [personal profile] genarti as a treat for Parallels 2013. (Also on AO3.) Spoilers through EP 11, and for the Level Upper Arc in general. Additional notes are at the end.

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Title: And Parallels North
Fandom: Hetalia
Rating: U
Summary: Caught in a sudden squall while visiting a decommissioned DEW Line station high above the Arctic Circle, America and Canada are forced to spend the night in one of the abandoned outbuildings near the airstrip. Even if the giant s'mores are a disappointment, they might still be able to salvage something out of their long night in the Far North.
Notes: This story was originally written as a belated entry for the Canadian Shack 2011 fic collection, with the working title Putting the Canada Back in the Canadian Shack Fic (which is still a reasonably accurate description of it). Additional historical and cultural notes are at the end.

And Parallels North )

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Title: The Girl With the Red Shoes
Fandom: Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon | Pretty Soldier Sailormoon (manga)
Rating: U
Summary: On a well-travelled street in the middle of Azabu Juuban, there is a statue of a young girl wearing a pair of red shoes.
Notes: Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] inklesspen for Rarewomen 2013. (Also on AO3.) This story operates on the manga canon timeline, in which Setsuna is a physics student at K.O. University during the Infinity arc (Sailormoon S), having been reincarnated following her death as Sailor Pluto at the end of the Black Moon arc (Sailormoon R). Reika is introduced as a fellow science student at the university -- and as Motoki's girlfriend -- around the same time. Additional notes are at the end.

The Girl With the Red Shoes )

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Title: Always Sanchōme no Ōmisoka | Always New Year's Eve on Third Street
Fandom: Always Sanchōme no Yūhi | Always Sunset on Third Street
Rating: U
Summary: When Mutsuko goes home to her family in Aomori every New Year, Ippei has a special way of keeping in touch with her even though she's far away. But when their arrangements are threatened by a Suzuki family quarrel, Junnosuke gives them a little help to keep their New Year's Eve tradition alive.
Notes: Written for [personal profile] valmora for Yuletide 2012. (Also on AO3.) This story begins in the year following the end of Always Sanchōme no Yūhi (December 1959) and ends in early January 1964. It incorporates some story points from the sequel films Always Zoku Sanchōme no Yūhi and Always Sanchōme no Yūhi '64, but does not follow their plot lines. Additional notes are at the end.

Always Sanchōme no Ōmisoka | Always New Year's Eve on Third Street )

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Title: Have Yourself a Merry NORAD Christmas
Fandom: Hetalia
Rating: U
Summary: Finland doesn't fly alone on Christmas Eve. At least, not all the way.
Notes: This story was one of those ideas where the title hits you like a sledgehammer and the plot practically writes itself around it. Additional notes are at the end.

Have Yourself a Merry NORAD Christmas )

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Title: Hindsight
Fandom: To Aru Kagaku no Railgun | A Certain Scientific Railgun
Rating: U
Summary: It's hard to imagine how a respected upperclassman and senior Judgement officer like Konori-sempai could have ever had anything to do with a tough gang like Big Spider. It's not so hard, however, for Ruiko to understand why it still means so much to her, even now.
Notes: Written as a treat for [personal profile] moontyger for Kaleidoscope 2012 Treats. (Also on AO3.) This story contains spoilers through EP 16; additional notes are at the end.

Hindsight )

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Title: Nothing Like a Fairy Tale
Fandom: Gyeongseong Scandal | Capital Scandal
Rating: 12/PG
Summary: 'You haven't a speck of romance in you, do you?' Cha Song Joo sighed, shaking her head in dismay. 'Not even one daydream of a handsome prince among all those books of yours?'
Disclaimer: All original works are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] reapingfolk for Kaleidoscope 2012. (Also on AO3.) This story contains spoilers through EP 6; additional notes are at the end.

Nothing Like a Fairy Tale )

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Title: Bluegrass Ambassadors
Fandom: Hetalia
Rating: U
Summary: America has brought several unusual pieces of luggage to the latest G-20 meeting. Canada smells strongly of rosin. Germany isn't quite sure what to make of their odd behaviour, but a visit to their hotel rooms later that evening leads to an enjoyable (if unexpected) cultural exchange.
Disclaimer: All original works are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: Many thanks go to [archiveofourown.org profile] CaracalGirl for editorial suggestions and general encouragement in seeing this fic to its conclusion. All story notes are at the end.

Bluegrass Ambassadors )

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Title: Allegro ma non troppo
Fandom: Eve no Jikan | Time of Eve
Rating: U
Summary: Even if Rikuo still can't fully bring himself to enjoy playing the piano as he once did, there's nothing to stop him from showing someone else how to find enjoyment in playing. (It helps to start at the very beginning.)
Disclaimer: All original works are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: Written for [personal profile] darkicedragon for Parallels 2012. (Also at AO3.) This story is set shortly after the end of the series/movie. The musical term allegro ma non troppo translates to 'fast, but not too much'.

Allegro ma non troppo )

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Title: The Next Best Thing to Normal
Fandom: Hetalia
Rating: U
Summary: Germany and Italy have invited Switzerland and Canada to dinner as thanks for the help they have provided as interpreters for EU meetings. Switzerland, it must be said, is less than thrilled at the prospect of spending the entire meal translating across three languages and relying on Canada to communicate in a fourth. Yet even he is willing to admit that a small attempt at normalcy -- if only for part of an evening -- is better than nothing at all. Sequel to In Hell, the Simultaneous Translators Are Swiss. (Germany/Italy, implied France/England) Also available at AO3.
Disclaimer: All original works are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: Originally written for a Hetalia anon-meme prompt in which the nations are suddenly confronted with language barriers that prevent them from communicating with each other. Additional notes are at the end.

The Next Best Thing to Normal )

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Title: Sans Frontières
Fandom: Hetalia
Rating: 12/PG
Summary: The motto of the International Committee of the Red Cross is Inter Arma Caritas (Amidst War, Charity). Unfortunately for America, this does not necessarily mean that International Committee of the Red Cross must personally be a beacon of sweetness and light to idiots who insist on throwing themselves into the crossfire.
Disclaimer: All original works are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: As appropriate for a Great War setting, this fill contains descriptions of combat violence and medical treatment of casualties. All historical and other notes are at the end.

Sans Frontières )

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A remix of [personal profile] lilian_cho's comment-fic The birth of Canadian cuisine, written in [personal profile] bessemerprocess's comment-fic remix post.

I had recently had an argument with a poutine-hating friend in which I attempted to defend the deliciousness of the dish, and this comment-fic contains the gist of my rebuttal.

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'I never should have left you with that perfidious rosbif,' France moaned, shielding his eyes with one hand as he struck a pose of dramatic sorrow. 'He has ruined your palate beyond all hope of repair!'

America, far less histrionic for once, settled for wrinkling his nose. 'Dude, that's just gross.'

Canada scowled at both of them. 'Look, we've been over this about a thousand times.' He turned to France, and jabbed at the air with his greasy fork. 'You eat pommes de terre au gratin. That's potatoes and cheese, and you'll even melt extra cheese on top of it. Not to mention soupe à l'oignon, which has cheese melted over beef broth that's exactly the same kind I use when I make homemade gravy.' Without a pause, he rounded on America. 'And as for you, brother dear, exactly how many helpings of mashed potatoes and gravy do you have every Thanksgiving, eh? And I know I've seen you put cream cheese in mashed potatoes, too.'

'Well, duh, 'cause it makes them extra creamy and awesome.'

'So why exactly is it so disgusting that I'd put cheese curds and gravy on my potatoes?' France started to open his mouth, but Canada cut in before he could get a word out. 'And don't give me that crap about them being frites. I don't see you moaning all over Belgium when she dips hers in mayonnaise.'

America gave him a pitying look. 'When Belgium does it, it's cute. When you do it, it's weird.'

Canada grumbled something vaguely blasphemous in French and defiantly shovelled another forkful of poutine into his mouth.


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Title: Bonus Round (2/3)
Fandom: 咲-Saki/Ouran High School Host Club
Rating: U
Summary: Fresh from their prefectural-level victory, the five ladies of the Ryuumonbuchi High School Mahjong Club have arrived in Tokyo to compete in the national championships. But before they make their debut on the national stage, an afternoon of unparalleled delights awaits them -- courtesy of the Ouran High School Host Club.
Disclaimer: All characters are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: This story mostly follows anime continuity for both series, with a few references to the manga. Set pre-series for 咲-Saki (during the flashback shown in EP 20), between EP 14 and 15 for Ouran.

For those who may not have seen 咲-Saki, the Ryuumonbuchi girls are one of the teams that the main characters compete against in the prefectural tournament -- this story is set one year before the start of the manga and anime storyline. In this picture, starting from the top and going clockwise, are Ryuumonbuchi Touka, Kunihiro Hajime, Amae Koromo, Inoue Jun, and Sawamura Tomoki.

Per Japanese convention, all names are given in the FamilyName FirstName order.

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Title: Bonus Round (1/3)
Fandom: 咲-Saki/Ouran High School Host Club
Rating: U
Summary: Fresh from their prefectural-level victory, the five ladies of the Ryuumonbuchi High School Mahjong Club have arrived in Tokyo to compete in the national championships. But before they make their debut on the national stage, an afternoon of unparalleled delights awaits them -- courtesy of the Ouran High School Host Club.
Disclaimer: All characters are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: This story mostly follows anime continuity for both series, with a few references to the manga. Set pre-series for 咲-Saki (during the flashback shown in EP 20), between EP 14 and 15 for Ouran.

For those who may not have seen 咲-Saki, the Ryuumonbuchi girls are one of the teams that the main characters compete against in the prefectural tournament -- this story is set one year before the start of the manga and anime storyline. In this picture, starting from the top and going clockwise, are Ryuumonbuchi Touka, Kunihiro Hajime, Amae Koromo, Inoue Jun, and Sawamura Tomoki.

Per Japanese convention, all names are given in the FamilyName FirstName order.

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Title: At Sixes and Sevens (The Trojan Horse Variation)
Fandom: Hetalia
Rating: 12/PG
Summary: England would have it be known that his application to join the European Economic Community is not an act of desperation. France would have it be known that England isn't fooling anyone but himself. (Implied France/England)
Disclaimer: All original works are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: This story is a remix of [livejournal.com profile] zalia's Between Scylla and Charybdis, written for Remix Redux 10. Historical and other notes are at the end. (Also available at AO3.)

At Sixes and Sevens (The Trojan Horse Variation) )

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