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22 January 2009 @ 01:55 pm
Title: Wash Away Those Years
Author: fireflypenance /ashe
Theme: betrayal
Genre: drama
Version: animanga
Rating: PG
Notes: It's my first attempt at a Zoicite fic in a very long time. I hope I did him even a little justice. Also, Michiru is made of win.

to tell a story about how she had been wrongedCollapse )
19 January 2009 @ 09:34 am
Minako resents being summoned to the Moon so abruptly. you cannot understand meCollapse )
18 January 2009 @ 04:49 pm
It was a holy day. Young princess Minako held tightly to her nurse's hand. Her gown was fancier even than those she often wore for her appearances before court, and she admired the gold fabric with gleaming eyes. She was quiet, watching all that transpired with wide blue eyes, perhaps too intelligent for the shining young princess. Her nurse waited patiently for the princess to be called forward.

The King and Queen of Venus sat beside the King and Queen of Earth. This moment was monumental. A peace treaty between the twin planets was something long coveted, but only possible following the overarching peace between Earth and the Moon. Today's proceedings were a joyous occasion.

“Presenting Her Highness, Princess Minako of Venus, and the Most Honourable, Kunzite, Marquess of the Eastern Kingdoms of Earth.” The herald called out. Minako's nurse tugged on the girl's hand and led her forward. They entered the royal tent alongside an older boy. Minako was six years old, and small for her age. The boy who walked alongside her, that she stole glances at out of the corners of her eyes, was easily ten or eleven. His long pale hair was pulled back from his face in a low ponytail; Minako decided it was fashionable on Earth to wear one's hair in such a way. The King of Earth wore a similar style. He was a solemn boy, and did not steal a glance at her.

They were presented to the royal table, and Minako curtsied very politely as she had been taught. Her father smiled with great pride, and her mother nodded encouragment. She turned and repeated the curtsy to the marquess, as he bowed to her.

“Princess Minako,” he greeted.

“Marquess Kunzite,” she replied. She had been taught his title and name very specifically. On Earth he was a prince, but by the standards of the allied planets, he was lesser than herself in rank.

“Your Highness, Your Highborn, of Venus and Earth, do you so swear to uphold vows to one another of chastity and honor, as befitting a vow of engagement between you both?” The Venusian priest stood between the two kings, standing before the children with solemn eyes. Minako did not quite understand what it was that was going on, but knew the answer she was supposed to give. One did not deny the priest when he spoke such.

Kunzite spoke first. He bowed his head. “I so swear.” he turned to Minako and went to one knee, taking her hand. It was all very grand, and Minako gave him a strange look, but said nothing. “To you, Princess Minako, I vow to be honorable and true.”

She did not know what to do, and looked to her nurse for guidance. She motioned Minako to turn back.

“Thank you,” she replied, oddly shy for her. He straightened and released her hand. She wiped her own against her dress and wrinkled her nose, turning back to face the priest. The chuckling of the nobles and royalty met her ears, but she didn't know why. So she settled for a polite smile as she waited for the priest to speak.

“Do you swear the same, Princess Minako?” the priest prompted.

“Yes.” she said simply. More laughter.

She didn't really see the marquess much. Her nurse led her away before the dancing and feasting began. She was settled back into the nursery, and did not think on the marquess for many years after. That holy day did not really imprint itself on her mind.
16 January 2009 @ 11:03 am
Title: The Second Day of Winter
Author: fireflypenance
Theme: “Forgiven” by Within Temptation
Genre: Drama
Version: Animanga
Rating: PG-13. Warnings for character death and a little of the crazy. A vague study of what PTSD, shock, grief, and all that can do to a mind.

I've been so lost since you've gone
Why not me before you?
Why did fate deceive me?
Everything turned out so wrong
Why did you leave me in silence?

Until my dying dayCollapse )
Title: Nothing New, Nothing Understood
Fandom: Sailor Moon
Characters: Minako/Kunzite
Rating: PG-13 to be safe
Prompt: Resolutions

over youCollapse )
08 December 2008 @ 11:13 am
Fandom: Legend of Zelda
Pairing: Link/Sheik
Theme set: Gamma
Rating: PG
Warning[s]: Yaoi. Character death(s).
Song Inspiration: “Within Me” by Lacuna Coil

there's just something about youCollapse )
07 August 2008 @ 07:38 pm
Title: The Unforgiven One
Author: fireflyepenance
Fandom: Legend of Zelda
Pairing/Characters: Sheik (not Zelda), mention of Impa, Zelda, Link
Summary: Sheik's life, or lack there of.
Author's Notes: It should be known that I really do not like songfics. I don't like reading them. I don't like writing them. That said, my Sheik-muse heard this song the other day and has been aggravating me ever since to get some writing in on this topic. The song in question is “The Unforgiven” by Metallica, though I listened to the Metallica version and the Apocalyptica version as I was writing this. I will only use the first few lines of lyrics here to set a scene, then I will just move on to write the various scenes that this song has inspired from there. This is mostly Sheik centered, but there's a little Sheik/Link in store.

New blood joins this earth
And quickly he's subdued
Through constant pained disgrace
The young boy learns their rules

They called him Sheik and it was no honor to do so.Collapse )
02 August 2008 @ 09:18 pm
Title: Snapshots in Time
Author: fireflypenance
Prompts: each is individually labeled
Rating: PG at the highest
Summary: 10 snapshots of moments in Lia's life.
Author Note: Each was written to both a song prompt and a word.

Here's to the Night by Eve 6Collapse )

Ice Queen by Within TemptationCollapse )

Mermaids by XandriaCollapse )

Amaranth by NightwishCollapse )

Uptown Girl by Billy JoelCollapse )

Wasted Time by EaglesCollapse )

Be Like That by 3 Doors DownCollapse )

Father's Son by 3 Doors DownCollapse )

Antissa by ES PosthumusCollapse )

Frontline by PillarCollapse )
28 July 2008 @ 10:04 pm
Author: fireflypenance
Title: Pretend to be Strong
Characters/Paring/Group: Arabella "Lia" Ardelia
Word Count: 1176
Table/Prompt: 1-10: weak
Rating/Warnings: PG. No warnings.
Summary: Set between the end of Invisible Ring and the epilogue. Lia finally awakens and realizes that Jared is gone. She must find strength, or lose herself.
Author's Note: My first attempt at writing Lady Ardelia, and while I find her easy, I'm not sure I've gotten her exactly right yet. I hope you enjoy anyway. Reviews are more than welcome.

It was nearly the end of the first full day back in Dena Nehele when Lia finally woke.Collapse )

Author: fireflypenance
Title: Ghosts in Winter
Characters/Paring/Group: Arabella "Lia" Ardelia
Word Count: 777
Table/Prompt: 1-25: nightmares
Rating/Warnings: PG. No warnings.
Summary: Lia is not prepared for all of the change that is approaching, and she is afraid she is not strong enough.
Author's Note: Second in the series of thirty. Not chronological.

The ghost of moonlight touched the snow, lighting the land like it so rarely was at night.Collapse )
Current Music: Night Ride Through the Caucas - Loreena McKennit