I present the unbeta’d chapter one of that Labyrinth/Star Wars crossover you all wanted me to write. I can’t promise chapter 2 for a few weeks, as I’ve exams I really ought to be studying for. But I hope you enjoy the first bit. (Continues under a cut as its a tad longer than I like posting otherwise.)
Obi-Wan is nine - three by three - the
first time he meets the Goblin King. A full moon shines alone in the eternally
lit skies of Coruscant. The initiates had been studying Darthominian folk
customs that afternoon in their class on the cultures of other Force users.
Bruck had broken a precious artifact in the teacher’s absence, then proceeded
to blame it on Obi-Wan. The teacher had not believed his denial. “With behaviour
like this, maybe the Goblins should take you,” the Master taking the class had
declared. Half jest to reassure him, but that meant they were half sincere at
the seriousness of the crime.
“Hey, Oafy-wan.” Bruck had called that
night, safe in their dorm. “Maybe tonight Goblins will take you away. You’d fit
right in with them.”
Obi-Wan had clenched his fists, gritted
his teeth, and forced himself to not retaliate. He had already been refused
that night’s sweet, and forced to clean the common area. All for something he
had not done.
That night cold and alone, Obi-Wan gazed
longing out the window at the moon, hugging himself close. “You know what I
wish?” He asked the stars he couldn’t see. “I wish, I wish the Goblin King would
take me away to the Goblin Kingdom. At leastthere I’d know I was
Deep at the heart of the Room of a
Thousand Fountains, an old water clock completed its final cycle for the day.
When the final chime fell silent, the only things in the bed by the window are
a small round crystal - clear and pure as a drop of moonlight - and a single
Are you interested in stories about ragtag groups of rebels fighting for Hope and Future and A World About To Dawn against a powerful imperialist dictatorship? (If not, what are you even doing in this fandom?)
Have you ever wanted to know what this “star war” is that everybody’s always talking about but don’t know where to start because there are way too many movies and you’re not sure if you’re ready to get invested in some silly 1970′s indie flic?
Then join us A Long Time Ago (next Saturday*) in A Galaxy Far Far Away (Slack**)!
Yes I know there has been Discourse about whether it’s actually Les Mis in space and I don’t care. For our purposes it is.
The essential stuff:
The date and time is Saturday April 29th at 4pm GMT
The movie’s length is 2h13min and there will be a short break in the middle
The meeting “place” is the group watch Slack team (Team Shoujo Cosette)
Contact me if you want to join in! And please do so before Saturday! You can reach us on Tumblr or by email: teamshoujocosette[at]mail.com
“Listen up, scarface, I’ve cut throats from creatures your size before, I can do it again.”
Ok but hear me out: An AU where Keith grew up in the Blade of Marmora. The red lion has chosen Keith to be her new paladin, and leads team Voltron to their base to pick him up. However, this Keith isn’t the one we know in canon universe. Keith is very defensive and hostile towards Allura, Coran and the paladins because he has grown up believing all outsiders have ill intentions and should never be trusted. Shiro quickly has to learn how to gain Keith’s trust, because after all, he’s his right hand man, and without him they can’t form voltron.