Feb. 17th, 2009

Writing update

- I have one to write (22nd) and one to post (23rd) for [info]areyougame (FF VII/IX crossover)
- Need to pick a prompt for the next [info]roads_diverged and just write the damn thing instead of just thinking about writing it (DMC)
- Start on the Pride prompt for [info]thesevensins (FF X)
- Tangent to writing, but still important to my writing process: put together Maria's soundtrack and start listening to it (DMC)

That should get me to the end of February

Jan. 22nd, 2009

Another [info]no_true_pair prompt

Might be the last one for this round, we'll see... I've got ideas for a couple more, but I'm just not having the time to write because of work.

Title: The End, The Beginning
Rating: R
Warnings: some horrific imagery
Word count: 863
Prompt: Maria and Nero: "Don't give up now."
A/N: Takes place very soon before Second Chance, Second Sight.

In the next day or two I'll get a quickie time line for the Maria stuff together. I've hit most of the high points for the "Dante" half of her story, just would like to work on some filler, but some of that takes *gasp* RESEARCH. ;-)

Jan. 9th, 2009

Another two [info]no_true_pair prompts today

Title: One More for the Road
Rating: PG
Warnings: non-explicit m/m making out
Word count: 667
Prompt: Sora and Nariko with the title, "One More for the Road"

Title: Second Chance, Second Sight
Rating: R
Warnings: Language, violence
Word count: 457
Prompt: Nevan and Maria: "Who do you think you are?"
A/N: (Pardon the info dump!) To catch the story up: Dante and Nero chased Nevan/Maria for a couple of weeks. It quickly became apparent that they were not engaging in random acts of brutality, but were looking for something. What, exactly, neither devil hunter had the time to figure out, because wherever the not-fully-integrated duo went, slavishly devoted demonic entities followed. There were also times when it seemed that Maria was trying to do something without Nevan's approval, like going back to Dante's shop to get her weapon back. It was during one of those times that Nero managed to get a message to Maria via her Net connection, trying to tell her that she was safe with him. The results of this were unknown until the final showdown, when Nevan/Maria found a place where they could gather power to rip open a portal to whichever particular Hell Nevan came from. Dante and Nero battled a demonic army, but it was Maria who decided to kill her guards which allowed Dante to run her through and break their bond. Unfortunately, the portal was already open, and Maria was very nearly destroyed by the backlash. Nevan escaped through the portal, and Dante gave chase. Nero tended to Maria, learning what had to be done to close the connection, then left her with her laser scythe and a reason to live despite her burned-away eyes and burnt bridges.

Jan. 4th, 2009

Second part of Maria's [info]no_true_pair story

Title: The Price to Run
Rating: R
Warnings: language, violence, some horrific imagery
Word count: 1377
Prompt: Nevan and Maria: an unexpected act of kindness
A/N: Takes place some months after Black Rain. Maria is becoming more unstable, her paranoia and unrequited obsession slowly poisoning her against Dante. Her only comfort comes from playing Nevan's guitar form, which quiets her ever-present connection to the Net. Dante watches with suspicion, but tells himself that he could handle anything that might go wrong. Finally, the day comes that he's been waiting for: Nero is on-planet again and desperately wants to meet his wayward descendant. Dante goes to bring him to the shop, leaving Maria with only a stern, “Stay here!” She immediately envisions a fearful and painful future, and, with Nevan's subtle encouragement, hacks into his computer.

Jan. 2nd, 2009

Next [info]no_true_pair

Title: Black Rain
Rating: R
Warnings: Language
Word count: 1194
Prompt: Maria and Dante: It was a dark and stormy night--
A/N: Maria is an original character for the Devil May Cry universe. Her story is placed about 1,000 years in the future, which lets me add a sci-fi element that I always enjoy playing with. These stories with her are part of a much larger arc, so I'll give the immediate background for each story. For this one: Maria showed up on Dante's doorstep some months prior, looking for answers about her background. She's barely 20, very underweight, but fierce and determined. She has the ability to tap into the 'Net without any hardware, which lets her hack computer systems. The day this story takes place, her hereto now unmentioned twin brother shows up to get her to come back home. This leads to some horrific revelations about her past and why she left. After a screaming argument, Maria runs off, and Dante makes sure that the brother leaves.