jukeboxhound_backup: (ff7 - cool shades)

the fight goes on in this the babylon
FF7 || NC-17 (sex, mild D/s, trauma recovery); post-AC || Sephiroth/Cloud || ~29.5k words

When Sephiroth is discovered in the heart of Aeris' church, floating naked on his back in the shallow pool of rainwater, time stands still. It stands still like every cliché in which Cloud's heart stops, fear and hatred and his heart clawing at his throat like rats. It stands still and for a moment Cloud exists as a hollow shell, a rain of bullets on a lonely cliff, a sword through the back and the slow fall of a little marble into a still lake.


jukeboxhound_backup: (dishonored - drowning.)
Part of me refuses to give up LJ completely.

the world has teeth
Dishonored || R (sexuality, violence); post-Low Chaos || Corvo/The Outsider || ~13.5k words

The Outsider says, "I will give you a name, as I did for Daud. I do not play favorites, Corvo, but I'm interested to see which future you will choose when you realize how easily it could have all fallen apart, no matter how hard you tried or how many despots you ruined."

Corvo's tempted to ask why are you doing this even though he already knows the answer.

"Find Delilah."

jukeboxhound_backup: (ff7 - cloud scribbles [woo!].)
The Asshole Effect
FF7/8/13 || PG-13: college!AU || Squall, Cloud, Lightning being bros || ~2,400 words
A book of absurdity, a pencil with a fancy stamp, and a rambling conversation between three assholes in Starbucks.

  • Born from my mumbling Tumblr post, heyo.

  • While it's a wandering conversation in a coffee shop, bits of canon from FFVII, FFVIII, FFXIII, and FFXIII-2 are mashed in with a cameo from FFX's deity, Yevon.

  • a few of the referenced non-canon events are still real-life events. What can I say, I’m a winner.

jukeboxhound_backup: (ff7 - cloud [stunned].)

FF7 || PG-13 || Cloud, Zack || ~1,200 words
Sometimes your worst enemy is just day-to-day life. Modern!AU.

  • Lyrics come from Rise Against, "The Approaching Curve"; Plowed, "Sponge"; The Killers, "Runaways." Because they're favorites, and I can, and this is semi-pretentious self-indulgence (i.e. therapy!fic for disaffected twenty-somethings) anyway.

Cloud is so lost in his own thoughts that he doesn't realize anything is different until he finds his hand grasping the handle of a car door. )

jukeboxhound_backup: (stock - typewriter.)

the world cuts deeper (when love's in my hands)
Dishonored || PG-13: classism, racism, sexism || Billie Lurk || 3,800 words
When Daud dies, Billie is heading for a ship to take her to Morley.

  • Present for ochrelock for the Dishonored Secret Santa - happy winter, hope you like it.  :D

  • High Chaos!Corvo, Low Chaos!Knife of Dunwall

  • Warnings: classism, racism, sexism, brief mention of past attempted sexual assault (not against Billie)

  • Past casual Billie/Delilah

  • Title from Tryad's "My Piano Sings (Part 4)"


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The Boatman, Crossed by Death
Dishonored || R (violence) || The Outsider, Samuel, Corvo || ~7,500 words
"I know all the stories. I know all the beginnings, and all the endings. But it's the telling of them that changes, and Samuel knows far more than he thinks he does."

  • warnings for human sacrifice, descriptions of slavery, and the aftermath of torture

  • [livejournal.com profile] iambickilometer's belated birthday gift, woot

  • for your edification, my rambling on why I wrote the myth bits the way I did


"In the beginning was the Void – "

"But what made the Void?"

"Emily," Corvo murmurs at the same time Samuel says, "Beggin' your pardon, Your Majesty, but that's the kind of question best left to people more learned than I."

"Go ahead, Samuel," prompts Callista.

jukeboxhound_backup: (stock - typewriter.)

crossing the heartline
Dishonored || PG-13 (Low Chaos) || Corvo, the Outsider || ~840 words

He tells himself that he doesn’t kill every goddamn target because she wouldn’t have wanted him to. He reminds himself that Emily shouldn’t begin her reign on a foundation of corpses infected by something much more ruthless than plague. Truth is: it isn’t true. Not entirely.


In which I tried to justify Low Chaos to myself and thought, hey, let’s share.

jukeboxhound_backup: (people - lesbian music babe.)
Too Daze Gone
FF7 || PG-13 (language, innuendo) || Aeris/Tifa pre-slash || 4,100 words
Aeris is a witch, a sort of go-to advisor and supplier to hunters of all types and skills that drift in and out.  It gets rather lonely after a while, though, with only a stubborn rhododendron and a few vinyls for constant company, so she's going to take any chance she can to get back on the road and get to know this Tifa better.

  • Fusion with SPN (i.e. a modern AU with monster hunting)

  • Part of the Black Magic Woman series, which includes god put a song on my palm (Aeris/Tifa, established relationship) and This Isn't Going to Wash Out (Zack/Cloud/Sephiroth, backfired spells and tentacle/wing/anthro sex, idek)

  • Originally meant to be a longer fic for the [livejournal.com profile] femmeslash_bang challenge, but the community seemed to die before the challenge was ever finished, so I'm posting part of what I had as a oneshot in an ongoing series.

( “Most people call me a witch,” Aeris tells her cheerfully, and hides her grin behind her glass when Tifa chokes a little.  “Well, minus the whole demonic soul-selling thing.  That’s just irresponsible.  Gives the rest of us a bad name.” )
jukeboxhound_backup: (xmen - charles cerebro.)
untitled 'carol danvers + back-from-the-dead!Steve'

MCU || PG - post-Civil War || Carol, Steve || ~480 words
For captainsmarvelandamerica, who wanted a take on the background convo between Carol and Steve on his miraculous return:

“You Army boys can’t do anything right,” she deflects, except she kind of sucks at it because her voice does that cracking thing that hasn’t happened since she stopped waking up with the taste of whiskey in the back of her throat.  )

jukeboxhound_backup: (avengers - tony knows what he has to do)
Lessons Learned at a Crucial Point in Time
MCU || PG-13 || Tony Stark, the team || ~4,860 words
Several times Tony had no one to save him but himself, and one time he did.
  • Warnings: suggested underage sexual activity, emotional manipulation
  • Written for [livejournal.com profile] dante_s_hell for the Avengers Holiday Exchange

( And Tony, he’s a smart fucking guy, he learns: your enemies teach you the best tricks, that people see what they want to see, and that if you have get stuck with someone else then at least make sure it’s another scientist or two. )
jukeboxhound_backup: (stock - typewriter.)

Dreaming Electric
MCU || NC-17 || Steve/Tony (Tony/Pepper breakup, bawww) || ~48,000 words

New York City is still rebuilding in the wake of the Chitauri army when the biotech virus Extremis is released, upgrading a lone domestic terrorist into a posthuman threat. Tony would’ve been happy to keep going on playing with alien tech in his lab, saving average citizens as Iron Man, and pretending not to notice these other people moving into his tower, but sometimes a person just can’t have nice things.

My artists: waferkya (link pending) + angelicfoodcake.  Please give them some well-deserved love.
  • Dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] tir_synni, whose notebook I accidentally destroyed with yakisoba and so repaid with actually finishing this (plus a new notebook).  She and my BFF gave me feedback; all remaining mistakes are my own and my stubbornness'.
  • Warnings: referenced past child abuse; some disturbing and violent imagery; a very small amount of subtextual internalized homophobia; a few mentions of anti-Semitism, racism, and political extremism.
  • Spoilers for Marvel’s oneshot Item 47.
  • Movie-verse with the substantial use and abuse of 616 canon (see endnotes for more specifics).
  • Questionable use of science, programming, a couple non-English phrases, and too many references to pop culture and science fiction.
  • Some characters get little to no face-time because I ran out of time and, since this is technically for the Cap and Iron Man community, I wanted to stay focused. I’m working on companion bits for Rhodey, Natasha, and Pepper in particular.
  • If anyone’s read my FFVII stuff, a couple asides might be familiar. Whoops.
  • Have a music download.
  • Posted to AO3 because I don't have the time to fight LJ's word limits right now.
( "I wonder what counts as AI porn?" Tony wonders out loud. "Shoving a plug into a socket? Siri and her filthy little dirty-talk?" )
jukeboxhound_backup: (people - rock n roll.)
You know how people sometimes try emotional catharsis through fic?  Well, there wasn't much of a catharsis, but here you go.  I honestly no idea what the answer is to this sort of thing, whether Steve is right or Tony is, so take away your own interpretation.  Thank god for relative anonymity on the Internet ahaha.

this grey house where I come from
Avengers MCU || PG-13 || Steve/Tony, past Tiberius/Tony || 3,900 words
There was never any actual violence, nothing dramatic or traumatizing, so Tony doesn’t know why ancient history can occasionally make him feel nauseous, or why some of the most innocuous and nonthreatening things that come out of Steve’s mouth can make his breath stutter.
  • Warning for seriously dubious sexual consent, emotional manipulation, and underage sex (for both parties).
  • Totally disregarding almost all canon concerning Tiberius Stone except for his creepy ability to string Tony along without Tony ever seeing it for what it is. (While Sunset Bain and Kathy Dare would've been other options, I have Reasons Left Unexplained for going this route.)
  • Also on AO3.

“How about Coneheads. Wait, you haven’t been introduced to Saturday Night Live yet, have you?” Tony finally turns off the torch and flips up the visor. “The nineties’ episodes, thanks, those’re the good ones. Dear god, man, we’ve been neglecting your education, Coneheads is a cornerstone of subgenre culture.” )

jukeboxhound_backup: (avengers - tony used to jog.)
Because apparently smoking pot is a thing I write, idk.

And You Wonder Why We Ain't Got Nothing to Say
Avengers || PG-13: drug-use || Tony+Bruce being SCIENCE BROS || 1,550 words
"You really have got a lid on it, haven't you? What's your secret? Mellow jazz? Bongo drums? Huge bag of weed?"
  • Warning for movie spoilers, for Coulson having gotten better via deus ex machina, and for essentially being disjointed word-vomit. Because of reasons, mostly just that it was fun to write.
  • Title from WHY?’s “fatalist palmistry.” Summary from the actual movie script.
  • Draci = Lojban, meaning “drama.”
Also on AO3.

It figures that during the week Pepper is gone to the West Coast for some business thing, and both Tony and Bruce are missing from a formally-arranged Avengers meeting in SHIELD, it's because they're getting stoned on the floor in Tony's lab. )
jukeboxhound_backup: (avengers - tony the futurist.)
When in doubt with FF7, write Avengers instead.

While Everyone's Lost (The Battle Is Won)
Avengers (Earth-19999/movie-verse) || PG-13 || Steve/Tony || 6,900 words
Steve closes his eyes in 1945 and wakes up in 2012.  Well. They certainly didn't put that on the recruiting poster.
  • Warnings: talk of politics, mental illness, PTSD, the Holocaust.
  • Title from The Killers' "All These Things that I've Done."
  • Companion to The Minor Fall, the Major Lift, heavy on the 616 canon and the Smithsonian scene from Captain America: Man out of Time.

DW || AO3

He meets Tony Stark. He hadn't expected it to go so wrong, but then, he hadn't expected someone who seemed to have all the worst parts of Howard Stark and the best parts of Bucky. )

jukeboxhound_backup: (avengers - tony the futurist.)
The Minor Fall, the Major Lift
Avengers (Earth-19999/movie-verse) || PG-13 || light Steve/Tony || 4,800 words
This is how they piece it together and make it work.
  • Warnings: PTSD, past comic-canon child abuse, mention of the Holocaust, language.
  • Title from the song "Hallelujah," mostly because I've been listening to it and thought the line was appropriate.

They're not even doing anything, just acting stupid, like strangers assigned to the same dorm room who haven't quite figured out each other's quirks and tics yet. )
jukeboxhound_backup: (wolf - running [freedom].)
LJ is being a dick and won't let me update previous chapter posts with their edited versions, so for the moment it's only on AO3 and FF.NetI'm also sick with anxiety over posting this so, y'know, concrit is still welcome and awesome but please be gentle.

Eir's Tomorrow
Chapter 18

Author: [info]jukeboxhound 

FF7 || R || Sephiroth/Cloud || chapter: 7,850 words
The Planet isn't willing to let death take away its greatest weapon. If Cloud can't save the past, then he'll be damned to watch history repeat itself.

He kept his eyes closed. For a moment he thought he didn't have them – maybe they'd been carved out, or maybe he just hadn't been made with any, like those weird cave animals that lived in complete darkness all their lives. )

chapter 17 || main post || ...
jukeboxhound_backup: (ff7 - cloud scribbles [woo!].)
Okay, so, like, have some fic, or rather some scenes from a real-world AU fic I started but haven't finished yet.  Also Gongaga is in India because of reasons, well, specifically the Bengali region, namely because of stopthatgirl7's overanalyzing of linguistics and geography, to which [livejournal.com profile] chofi originally introduced me.  I can't find the relevant post but have all of them instead.  Title from WHY?'s song of the same name, idk.

Gnashville (snippets)
FF7 || PG-13 (language, suggestiveness) || Zack/Cloud || ~960 words
Zack's a world-class hacker, Cloud is the capable mechanic he gets to molest on a regular basis, and Sephiroth is the harried FBI agent trying to track them down before the ShinRa mob family does.

Cloud was a goddamn wizard, Zack decided. His baby was running smooth as cherry lube and purring in a sexy whisper. )

THEN THERE WERE MORE SHENANIGANS in which there was SNARK and BIKE!SEX and SEPHIROTH'S EXASPERATION but certainly nothing about being Batman.
jukeboxhound_backup: (people - woman reading.)
I'm developing such a hate-boner for LJ's posting and editing functions.  Just thought I'd share.

Imperfect Tense
Chapter 12

FF7/8 || R - sexuality, battle violence, language || Squall/Seifer, Sephiroth/Cloud || crossover
Jenova's legacy, living on through the Sorceresses, is forcing Squall to deal with an unstable Seifer, Cloud Strife, and yet another potential end of the world.  Maybe paperwork really wasn't so bad.

Word Count: 2,900

Read more... )Read more... )Read more... )

chapter 11 || main post || ...

jukeboxhound_backup: (ff13 - lightning.)
I think I may have a thing for zombies and their ilk.

Imperfect Tense
Chapter 11
Word Count: 2,500

FF7/8 || R - sexuality, battle violence, language || Squall/Seifer, Sephiroth/Cloud || crossover
Jenova's legacy, living on through the Sorceresses, is forcing Squall to deal with an unstable Seifer, Cloud Strife, and yet another potential end of the world.  Maybe paperwork really wasn't so bad.

Seifer eyed him. “What if you’re a horror sideshow?” )

chapter 10 || main post || ...
jukeboxhound_backup: (ff7 - cloud [stunned].)
[livejournal.com profile] fateofshadow started it, now [livejournal.com profile] arin_rowan is bribing me.  I am not ashamed at how easily I can be bought.

Imperfect Tense
Chapter 10
Word Count: 2,700

FF7/8 || R - sexuality, battle violence, language || Squall/Seifer, Sephiroth/Cloud || crossover
Jenova's legacy, living on through the Sorceresses, is forcing Squall to deal with an unstable Seifer, Cloud Strife, and yet another potential end of the world. Maybe paperwork really wasn't so bad.

Considering the circumstances, Vincent supposed it could’ve been a lot worse. At least the hallucinations hadn’t affected Seifer’s talent for being a jackass. )
chapter 9 || main post || ...


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