art by elfgrove

Bad Diagnosis - Part 1/6

Rating: T - angst, facing mortality, friendship, lion-paladin bond
Word Count: 1742
Characters: Katie “Pidge” Holt, Green Lion, Takashi “Shiro” Shirogane, Allura
Notes: angst, female pronouns for Pidge
AO3: [link]
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She rolled over in the bed, pressing her forehead against the mattress harder, hoping the pressure might provide some relief.

She waited.

Two long breaths.


It didn’t help.

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Yesterday was the 4 year anniversary (thanks FB) of me completing the set of 6 Zillious Zoxes and shipping them to @giancarlovolpe. (I never would have gotten so far with this craft if not for GLTAS and the Burbank crew.) Since then, I’ve made many more, and sent them off to live with some amazing folk.

4 years. 44 plushes (plus some half-finished ones).

All hand sewn.

It’s been such a joy to make these for people I’m friends with and people I admire. I’m still a little surprised and a LOT flattered every time when people talk about wanting them enough to trade art/craft skills or money for them. Thank you all.

The process of hand sewing these little guys has become almost a kind of meditation for me, and helps me to de-stress. So thank you for adopting my plushes. Thank you for sending me pictures of them with their owners once they arrive. Thank you for being a fan of them. Thank you for supporting my odd little hobby.

#Elf Makes Plushes | F.A.Q.

It's Human to Need to Properly Name Things

ShiroPidge Week 2016 - @shidgeweek Day 2: Katie Holt
The Paladins rescue Matt Holt, and Pidge’s other name finally slips out.
Rating: PG
Word Count: 2368
Notes: Matt Holt and Lance cameos, beginning of realization for Shiro, female pronouns for Pidge  
AO3: [link]

“So, that’s really her brother?”

“Yeah,” Shiro sat down heavily next to Lance in one of the Castleship’s many lounges. “Matt was on the Kerberos mission with me.”

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Short Hair part 2

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Shiro/Pidge Fluff fic with meddling Lions

It was early morning around a week later when he made his way down to the Black Lion, only to find it had moved to sit so it was half in the Green Lion’s hangar. Its head rested on giant paws, watching over the Green Lion and her Paladin with a look Shiro would have called proprietary had the giant robot been a living, breathing animal. There was a smugness in the corner of his mind he identified as his connection to her.

“Was she up all night making modifications to the Green Lion again?”

He didn’t really expect an answer, but there was a sense of something very like a ‘yes’ from his feline partner.

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“It’s time I taught you the finer secrets of the Speed Force,” one corner of Max’s mouth lifted in a familiar smile.

“Says the man on the couch,” Bart replied, trying not to laugh at the echo of years coming full circle on his relationship with his mentor. For the first time since then, he might finally be ready to fully listen. To learn the things only Max knew.

ElfGrove’s Kid Mercury: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Thank you for the prompt babemagi!

SPQR: Legion of Super-Heroes - 6

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Jason flipped through the air as he flew, landing behind the bank robber in a crouch. His purple cape flared behind him in a way that was a result of drilled in practice. He’d been trained not only to fight effectively, but to look good on camera while doing it. A corner of his mind was annoyed by the vanity of that part of his training, but he also knew it was a useful tactic. It intimidated his enemies that he seemed so flawless and composed, while it simultaneously endeared him to the average civilian and news media. Nothing to criticize. No bad photos to distract from the actual victories. What seemed like sheer vanity was part of the SPQR overall strategy.

The criminal turned midstep, clearly planning to move back the way they’d come.

Too bad.

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Stray Demigod AU - Snippet 17 -- END

#Stray Demigod AU [Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17]

Based on an AU concept by tinybro [link

Another long one, but I think worth it. Wrapping things up. – “You never called me ‘Grace’ before.”

Jason passed Percy as walked down to where Nico was prepping the Athena Parthenos for shadow travel. It was strange, seeing the forty foot tall statue trailing straps that Nico now pulled over his shoulders like some sort of harness.

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SPQR: Legion of Super-Heroes - 21

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In case you missed it, I commissioned a fanart of this AU from the talented snuffes. Please check it out: [link]


They hadn’t quite rekindled the same atmosphere as earlier when they returned to the side room. The masks of their public personas stayed more or less in place. They weren’t alone in here, and definitely not unobserved. Despite his outward calm, Jason could feel the stress radiating off of Nico. But he seemed determined to try to relax, and they found the spot they had sat in earlier free as party-goers mostly went to the main room to hear Calypso sing live.

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SPQR: Legion of Super-Heroes - 9

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“No plan survives contact with the enemy.”

– NICO –

Nico stood under a crystal chandelier in one of the ballrooms of The Principia. He held a glass of red wine in one hand, and the other pinched the bridge of his nose as he tried to decide if there was an inconspicuous corner he could hide in.

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SPQR: Legion of Super-Heroes - 31

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Okay folks. This is the last fic update before Anime Expo. I’ll continue after Anime Expo. (Heck, I’ll probably be writing in my hotel lobby in the morning at Anime Expo.)


Jason ran a hand over his face, rubbing at his eyes as he walked through the halls of The Principa, trying to focus on his destination. He had caught a couple of hours of shut eye on a couch, but he hadn’t slept well. He couldn’t sleep well. Nico was still out there somewhere, possibly hurt, in Hades’ hands… Because of him.

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SPQR: Legion of Super-Heroes - 8

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– NICO –

“He what?”

“Father wants me to go. He thinks it’s a great idea.”

“You have got to be kidding me,” Bianca sunk back into her chair.

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SPQR: Legion of Super-Heroes – 12

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-- NICO –

That was decidedly unfair. Tempest just couldn’t come flying into his life talking about saving him. And looking at him like that. And calling him by his first name!

It was seven years too late for a superhero to come in and save him from his life.

Even if it was Tempest.

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Stray Demigod AU - Snippet 14

#Stray Demigod AU [Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17]

Based on an AU concept by tinybro [link]

Nico stepped out of the shadows by the Fifth Cohort barracks, and smiled to himself. Old habits die hard. He started walking towards the principia to let the Legion Praetors know he was back in New Rome.

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