friendly warfare

anonymous asked:

Do you know fics where Yuuri beats Viktor at competitions?

*screams* Anons, thank you so much for this request! This is one of my favourite AUs!! Get ready for a wild ride, because I have a lot of great fics to share! Hope you like these!

Yuuri Beats Victor at Competitions/Rivals AU

Until My Feet Bleed and My Heart Aches by Reiya, Explicit, 127k
Pretty sure everyone’s read this one… but if you haven’t, do! Rivals AU where Yuuri’s main goal, ever since he was a child, is to beat Victor and win the GPF. SO MUCH ANGST (like, so much) and deliciously hot, hot, hot! You might die from reading this… it’s that good. Thumbs up!

Stay Close To Me by jazthegr8, Teen, 18k
Viktor looked scrolled through the various tweets already calling his Grand Prix Finals loss the ‘upset of the century,’ as if he didn’t know that already. He was a five-time Grand Prix gold medalist, three of those had been consecutive. Viktor was painstakingly aware of how shocking and upsetting it was that he’d fallen to an embarrassing last place to finish this year’s finals. Role reversal where Yuuri beats Victor at the GPF and becomes Victor’s coach

Make It Good, Make It Better by Jack_R, Not Rated, 27k
It’s 2008 and it’s supposed to be Victor’s year. His short program is incredible and this year, the Grand Prix is going to be his. That’s what he thought, until Yuuri beat him. Great rivals AU!

Husband vs. Husband: Figure Skating World Championship by heartsdesire456, Teen, 13k
Friendly rivalry between husbands Victor and Yuuri! The big question on everybody’s mind is, “Who will win gold, Victor Nikiforov or Katsuki Yuuri?” Very sweet!

Never Enough by ireallyloveicecream, Mature, 35k
All Katsuki Yuuri wanted was skate on the same ice as rising star Viktor Nikforov. But when his dream comes true and they meet, his awe for him mutates into a cut-throat motivation for retaliation, sending the two of them into a rivalry that should’ve burned into the history of figure skating. Intense rivals AU!

Bear Your Soul on the Ice by SassySalchow (diedraechin), Teen, 54k
At age fourteen, Katsuki Yuuri had been determined to be Japan’s next great figure skating hope, but with no coach that would never happen, so his ballet instructor packs him up off to Russia to train with Yakov Feltsman. AU where young!Yuuri and young!Victor skate against each other in a friendly rivalry. LOVE!

Bedroom Warfare by RedishBlueRose Explicit, 2.1k
Victor and Yuuri’s rivalry isn’t just on the ice, it’s also in the bedroom. Quick, HOT rival AU. Yummy!

On My Love by RikoJasmine, Teen, 48k
Time travel AU where Yuuri and Victor are happy aged and married, but an accident occurs and suddenly Yuuri wakes up back in Detroit, in a time before he had even met Victor. Yuuri competes against him again, a completely different skater this time. Amazing fic!

Reaching for the Stars by LainLikesSweets, Gen, 744 words
It is time for the Grand Prix again, but will Yuuri be able to keep his calm this time and show the world his true skating? With Victor as a competitor does he even have a chance to win gold?

i know my madness by astoryaboutwar, Explicit, 14k
It’s hardly a secret that Victor Nikiforov is a massive player. JUST READ THIS… you can thank me later!

@southfaire​ | cont.

indeed. it takes some goading between the two to venture beyond verbal pokes & prods─but when he raises query, she’s quick to pursue the challenge. ( to which he’s delighted to hear; eager, even. )

           you would challenge me? 

spoken with a laugh. he feigns an incredulous response, down to the quizzical quick to his brow and posture. ( how he bends at the waist with his dominant hand at his hip. how shoulders are slack and his grip on siegmund’s shaft remains loose─at ease ) the width of his smile speaks the truth of his words─ephraim would not turn down the opportunity to spar with another. he concedes easily and without missing a beat in their conversation. celica brandishes her wooden sword with a grand display of humour, even as he’s settling aside his lance in favour of one more suited for friendly warfare.

          well, i accept, lady celica! 
         nothing would be better fun!

ravenonthewall  asked:

In the latest episode, Ramsay looses volley upon volley of arrows upon a battlefield comprised of his enemy as well as his own forces. Is this a common practice of medieval warfare, risking one's own troops to friendly fire, or is Ramsay just an immeasurable cornhole?

Well, this is tough to answer for certain because statistics are hard to find for medieval warfare friendly fire. No chronicler would record that they intentionally fired on their own troops, and one arrow isn’t always easy to distinguish from another. Certainly, there are famous instances of arrow volleys hitting friendly troops, but most of these are accidental. Wind gusts at Towton caused arrows to fall on friendlies, and John da Vere, Earl of Oxford, was accidentally fired upon at the Battle of Barnet Field. In the books, we see this happen at the Battle of the Green Fork, which lends further credence to the “Roose was eliminating rivals” intentional loss theory.

Archery typically took place at the start of battle, and during battle, archers would fire at other archers to gain ranged weapon supremacy before firing at unengaged units, because shooting at one’s own units ran the risk of a rout. Only the cruelest or reckless of commanders would intentionally fire upon their own units. That was a massive gamble, especially since there would typically be safer targets. Tactical friendly fire certainly did happen in tight quarters, there are scattered examples throughout history where archer units would fire in at mixed formations of friendlies and enemies or firing when the distance between friendly and enemy was so close that some friendly fire was inevitable, but it looks like typically, missile weapons were engaged against each other and against unengaged units, only firing into mixed company in dire circumstances.

But I’m sure Ramsay is an immeasurable cornhole either way.

Thanks for the question, Raven.

SomethingLikeALawyer, Hand of the King