15 Oct 2017
Rokia grew up in District Six, where "Stay Alive" is good advice well before the Arena. When she's Reaped for the 71st Games, she counts on good instincts to keep her alive for the people at home who need her. Her mentor, Phillips, knows better than to hope, but she catches him hard from the start.
But for Victors in Panem, the Games are just the beginning.
15 Jul 2018
Alma Coin's dictatorial tendencies don't go unnoticed by everyone; over the years, a faction splits from her rebellion and seeds itself through the districts. They have no resources, weapons, or strongholds, but they do have eyes and ears. And so they infiltrate and gather intelligence from both sides, waiting until the time when they can save Panem from President Snow and Alma Coin.
When Brutus is pulled from the 75th Arena and accidentally resuscitated by a squad of District 2 Peacekeepers, the second resistance takes a chance. Coin considers District 2 an acceptable sacrifice -- a convenient scapegoat, full of loyalist traitors -- but after all, one man's trash is another man's treasure.
A fix-it that isn't; nothing is rosy, nothing is easy, but maybe a few lives will be saved along the way. Follows canon through the Quarter Quell and diverges at "A District Upside Down".
22 Dec 2017
The prairies spawned the Progressives, back at the turn of the 20th century, and a fair few socialists in the 1930s–and in the Dark Days, the scattered depots fought the Capitol by doing nothing: shipping no grain out, bringing nothing in, getting by the way folks out here always have–with hard work and ingenuity and more than a little luck.
So the Capitol killed off the depots, sent everyone to the City, formed roving crews to plant and harvest as the seasons moved from South to North, and the depots became nothing but elevators alone on the prairie, and crews crawled the spiderwebs of roads without seeing anyone else for weeks.
Hard to organize, out here. But there’s a few lonely rebels, meeting in the city in secret, waiting for a moment that’s come before on these plains. Careful steps into something new, electricity in the air like the sky before a storm.
And prairies know about storms.
Fandoms: The Old Guard (Movie 2020)
23 Feb 2021
After the end of his five year marriage, Joe finds himself depressed and unable to write or paint. It takes Andy bursting into his room and shoving a ticket for “Gay and Away”, a singles tour through Tuscany.
Joe doesn't mean to buy the 300 year old villa, but he's here and heartbroken, and maybe the house will help.
The guy helping him with the renovation, Nicolo, sure doesn't hurt.
(An Under the Tuscan Sun AU)
Bookmarked by Kate37
28 Feb 2021
In the first years of their immortal life Yusuf and Nicolò have to face their fears and learn to accept what they have become.
Loneliness can bring two men closer, but it may not be enough to keep them together.
This story takes place roughly between the first and the second Crusade. Historical references may not be particularly accurate.
Bookmarked by Kate37
20 Jul 2020