Writer's Meme: it's ok to pimp yourself out. Post a list of your top five favorite fics you've written, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them. This isn't about the BEST things you've written, but what you LOVE most. Then tag five other people to do the same. And by five, we apparently mean three.
... And by five people, it means 'tag no one and whoever wants to can do it'.
Right, this is tricky, but let's give it a shot. This is NOT in order of preference.
1. Princess Tutu - Clandestine [Rue/Mytho] [slightly spoilerific for the second season]
“You’re cold,” Rue said, trying not to give leeway. He scared her and he knew he did. But even so, even when his hands are twisted and his face filled with cruel lines, she could not leave him. Even if he tore off her wings and slit her throat, she would be happy. He was here, right now, with her. Not with Ahiru, not with Fakir, not with the beautiful white swan.
He was here in her arms. And he was cold.
2. Harry Potter - Lie Like the Dead
The first time Harry Potter saw Death when he was about a year old. Of course, the memory itself isn’t very clear and he could only remember through vague memories that encroached on his curtain of dreams. Sometimes, the pale crooked hand would draw the tenacious curtain back and the green light would swirl around his eyes like a whirlpool. Then he would wake up, drenched in his own sweat and take several minutes to catch his breath.
The next day, he would forget about it completely.
The second time Harry Potter saw Death is when he attacked Professor Quirrel. He couldn’t remember much of that either. He could only recall how the nebulous boils began to puck the white skin and how Quirrel kept screaming and there was so much screaming that it hurt his ears and he wished he could block out the noise and he felt the ground had caved from under his feet and he was falling, falling, and everything around him was churning like butter and milk in a farm. And the stars were falling with him.
The next day, he woke up and he didn’t remember what he had dreamed.
3. Beyblade - Through the Sea of Memories [shounen-ai] [Kai/Tyson]
Kai said nothing. His throat felt constricted and he couldn’t breathe. It was like standing at the edge of a cliff and wondering whether you would fall into the ocean.
Tyson’s eyes felt like the ocean.
Kai held Tyson closer, felt his heartbeat against his own, beating together in a synchronized manner. Tyson sighed and leaned in closer. Kai could feel Tyson’s cold breath cloud his neck. And it began to slow down until utter silence descended over them. Kai felt his own eyes flutter and close as well. The world felt black beneath his eyes and the silence…
The silence was deafening.
4. Kingdom Hearts - Love Is Growing [Sora/Kairi/Riku]
Sometimes, Riku came to her bed. She could hear him, faint dragging steps over her wooden floors. She never moved from her side and he would slip behind her, filling the little crevasses in her arms and burying his face in her burnt hair. Sometimes, he would let out an almighty sigh of fatigue and his breath would ghost over her cheeks like lost warmth of a heart. On colder nights, his arms would encircle her waist and pull her close as if she was a taunt string and if he let go, she would snap at the force. He never talked about his reasons. She never asked for his reasons. But in the pale limelight, there was a faint scratching of guilt in the back of her skull.
She didn’t feel young anymore
5. Mythical Detective Loki - Crystalline [gen] [lokicentric]
When the time came for you to return and you saw your life was over. You had a decision to make and you had to make it fast, because the time was slipping past you once more and you didn’t want to regret any more because it hurt, unbearably so. And you know you can never turn the hands back, never see it reversed. You can’t change the error of your ways and that feeling stabs at you again and again. You see pain, but since you are also in pain, you can’t do anything to help.
Remember, when you turned you back on the world of the gods and rejected the return of your peace. You look at their smiles and say, ‘this is peace, I will be happy’ but the clock is ticking and the minutes turn into seconds. In that revelation, you wonder how long you have to live.
Ask why I chose these pieces because I can't really explain it myself. D: