Tortall Universe :: Buriram Tourakom

 Buriram Tourakom—Buri, as she was known—was as famed as Lord Raoul or the Lioness. She’d been made full commander during the Immortals War, when Queen Thayet, the previous commander, had seen she was too busy as queen to serve the force she had created. Buri had been Thayet’s guard before she was queen; she had been co-commander since the Riders’ creation, and had done most of the everyday work in the company. She was a ferocious fighter, armed or unarmed. No one tangled with her, given a choice. [Squire]

FICLET: Heart's Desire (John Watson/Mycroft Holmes, G)

A/N:  For allyndra, and her lovely short prompt of “John/Mycroft, toffee.”  When I poked around online for varieties of toffee, I found there’s a soft toy in the UK known as Toffee the Pony.  So here’s the result (in which I’m sure I exaggerate this toy’s popularity), a kid fic featuring John’s daughter Isla, lots of fluff, and a dash of angst.  This feels like one I could make an entire series from, but then John/Mycroft ficlets often feel that way to me.  1,103 words.


"And what have you asked Father Christmas to bring you this year, hmm?"

John’s daughter Isla looked up at Mycroft with her wide green eyes before leaning back shyly against her father.  "Toffee," she answered in a soft voice.

Mycroft smiled at her, but Isla had already turned her face against John’s leg and didn’t notice.  "She likes sweets that much?" he asked John.  "Not that I don’t appreciate a fine toffee myself, but I would think Christmas provides children a chance to ask for something a bit grander."

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Allyndra made me the most awesome Mystique pendant! It is X-Men Evolution!Mystique, which was my first exposure to X-Men, and will always be close to my heart, and the picture is so perfect and so familiar deep in that part of my brain where I don’t even realize it’s a memory, it’s just part of who I am, I feel stronger just wearing it.

And then I may have been tempted by the siren song of ballpoint pen tattoos.

allyndra replied to your post: Anyone else see and enjoy Man of Steel?  I went in…

I was surprised at how good Costner was. Also, Amy Adams was an unexpectedly great Lois Lane. I never would have thought of casting her, but she rocked it.

Costner is one of those actors I like more and more as he gets older.

Yesssss, Amy Adams was marvelous!  I’ve always liked her ever since Doubt particularly.  And in films like this, she’s very good at taking a depiction that’s more or less only sketched-out in the script and creating substantial characterization through her wonderful give-and-take facial reactions.

allyndra asked: Stubble and stubble-burn. Does that count as a fetish?

fetish: go away | no | rather not | I dunno | I guess | sure | yes | FUCK yes | oh god you don’t even know | right here, right now

It totally does!  You know, I don’t think I’ve ever written anything featuring this one. But I’m totally on board with trying sometime (if you want a drabble, allyndra, just lemme know :D).

Send me a fetish (or repost).

allyndra replied to your post “Is there a still-active Star Trek TOS or AOS prompt meme/kink meme of…”

I haven’t seen any active ones in a while. Maybe play with the prompt generator?

Ah, that’s too bad!  *kicks rocks*  I love kink memes for setting of sparks of ideas, even when they’re only tangentially related to the original prompt.  For me there’s something about a person on the other end creating the prompt, so enthusiastic about a particular idea or almost flailing with excitement at the thought of a certain situation, that can inspire me to take off with that initial prompt and do wacky/fun/angsty things with it. 

I wish prompt generators worked for me!  They unfortunately end up feeling like blocks that I’m lining up.  Okay, yes, I see those are story components, but they just don’t fuel the same flare of interest.  I know they’re super helpful for other people, though, so yay for the people who take the time to create the codes to make them! 

I’ll probably just poke at a square on my Trope Bingo card.  It worked to inspire my current WiP, so maybe it’ll get me there for the KSBigBang as well.

Anyway, thank you for your reply!  I’m determined to answer even if tumblr hates me and ate my first response.  D:

allyndra reblogged your post: FICLET: Heart’s Desire (John Watson/Mycroft Holmes, G)

This is adorable! I love when kidfic doesn’t gloss over the fact that kids add complications. Even when they’re sweet,…

Yay, I’m so glad you liked it!  I kept thinking, I can’t believe I’m writing her flangsty kid!fic when she didn’t even ask for it.  :D  So I’m particularly happy that you enjoyed it, complications and sweetness and Mycroft and all.  <3