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The High School Bingo 'Verse: A Note of Explanation 

This 'verse is a series all written for [livejournal.com profile] hs_bingo ; they are for several canons and loosely interconnected. Each piece has been listed under its primary canon(s) and marked as such.

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Left and Leaving [Alice/Tarrant, PG, 850 words] It's better than never seeing him again, at least.

Avatar: The Last Airbender

And the Bloody Lipmarks On Her Thighs [Azula/Katara, R, 2000 words]  AU, action/semi-horror. Azula is always in control of the situation. Always.

At Least the War is Over [Azula/Ty Lee, PG 1100 words] Post-canon. Sometimes we leave people because we're afraid of what we've become; some people are hard to leave no matter what they come to be.

Black Lagoon

Antithesis [Revy/Rock, R, 600 words]  What they are and what they are not.

Brutal Temperatures [the extremes and deadly ladies remix] [Dutch/Balalaika, R, 500 words] The effect that Balalaika has on Dutch is unusual, to say the least. Remixing Cold to Hot.

Divine Injustice [Mello, Revy, Rock, PG-13 680 words] When Mello buys passage on the Lagoon, he doesn't expect the crew to have opinions on political theology. Crossover with Death Note.

Black Swan

Next Time I'll Write In Pencil [Nina/Lily, G, 670 words] She has a feeling this should be simpler than it's turning out to be.

Neurons of Murderous Dancers [Ariadne, Arthur, Eames, Yusuf, Lily, Nina Sayers, R, 750 words]  Nina Sayers has been deep in a coma since her single now-legendary performance of Swan Lake. The first time the Inception team dropped into her dreams, it was only out of curiosity. Now working out her history is a personal challenge, and it's one of the hardest things they've ever done. Crossover with Inception.

Brick

What If I'm A World Unturning [Emily Kostich, the Brain, Brendan Frye, Emily/Brendan, G, 1000 words] Emily Kostich is the last person you'd expect to know anything about chess, but she does. She learned from the best, in fact.

she won't confess [Kara, PG-13, 300 words] Challenges, victories, people: things she knows her way around.

what swapped your blood [Brendan/Kara, R, 3000 words] Brendan dated Kara for a little more than a year. 

dancing for the desperate and the brokenhearted [Brendan/Laura, PG-13, 1000 words] The thing about knowing that nobody rides off into the sunrise is that it doesn't mean that you expect to see each other again. Damn surprises.

Men Do Not Sham Convulsion [Brendan/Laura, R, 2000 words] Sometimes these things happen, in a few hours in someone else's bedroom when everyone's on the edge of cracking - or maybe cracked already - and stupid impulses take over. None of it really matters.

The Chronicles of Narnia 

Drift [Susan, PG-13, 300 words] Susan never meant to turn her back on anything.

Death Note

Boys Don't Cry [L, Light, Watari, Soichiro, Mello, Mat, Near, PG-13, 2600 words]  Crying is not acceptable for any male past infancy. Especially not grown men. Especially not geniuses. Especially not gods. 

Divine Injustice [Mello, Revy, Rock, PG-13 680 words] When Mello buys passage on the Lagoon, he doesn't expect the crew to have opinions on political theology. Crossover with Black Lagoon.

Doctor Who

Blue Jean Serenade 
(Songs for Your World) [Amy/Rory, 11, the TARDIS, PG-13, 5000 words] There's more than one way, or two, or three, to tell someone that you love them. Or, five songs Rory sings to Amy, and why.

Enchanted Forest Chronicles

Swine and Forests [Howl, Sophie, Calcifer, Cimorene, Howl/Sophie, G, 1200 words] In which Sophie intimidates a forest and Howl is not melted despite a Queen's efforts. Crossover with Howl's Moving Castle.

Final Fantasy VII

Empty Space [Tifa/Aerith, Cloud/Tifa, implied Cloud/Aerith, PG, 200 words] Post-Advent Children, angst. Life goes on, carefully and in shared pain.

Echo of a Memory [Tifa/Aerith] Post-Advent Children. Tifa doesn't know if Aerith's memory lingers in the church, but she sleeps among the flowers anyway.

Champagne and Brandy [Lightning/Tifa, Aerith, G, 500 words] AU. It's Carnival; everyone knows that odd things are known to happen. Crossover with Final Fantasy XIII.

About a Girl; Or, Serah Wins an Argument [Lightning/Tifa, Serah, G, 100 words] Lightning gets cold feet; Serah will have none of it. Sequel to 'Champagne and Brandy.' Crossover with Final Fantasy XIII.

In the Service of the Goddess [Ligtning/Tifa, tiny hint of Fang/Vanille, PG, 400 words] AU for both games. The sacrifices are supposed to be over, but the goddess must have a priestess and a guardian. Crossover with Final Fantasy XIII.

The Price That Keeps On Paying [Lighting/Tifa, PG-13, 300 words] They are rebel soldiers first, women a distant second, lovers last of all. And they do not surrender. AU for both games. Crossover with Final Fantasy XIII. 

Final Fantasy XIII

Food On the Table [Lightning & Serah gen, PG, 200 words] Pregame, angst. They always make sure there's something.

Like Sisters [Lightning & Serah gen, PG, 1000 words] Pregame, angst. The Farron sisters are fine on their own.

Steel Against Lace [Lightning & Serah gen, G, 100 words] Pregame, angst. Serah knows how to clean a weapon.

Delicious [Serah/Snow, PG-13, 100 words] Postgame, fluff. A snapshot of early married life.

So It Was Really Lightning's Fault [Serah/Snow, G, 200 words] Pregame, fluff. How they met in the first place.

Analogies Lost to Technology [Lightning, Serah/Snow, G, 100 words]  Postgame, fluff. Lightning's first impressions of three very important people.

If Heroes Use Plans, They Are Elaborate [Snow, Hope, Gadot, Yuj, Maqui, Lightning/LeBreau, G, 200 words] Postgame, fluff/humor. Team Nora tries playing matchmaker.

Protectors [One-sided Lightning/Fang, PG, 200 words] Lightning in a moment of insecurity.

More Than a Gun In the Hand [Hope + rest of the party, PG, 700 words] Chapter 11, angst. The difficulties of being the support.

Promises Not Made By Heroes [Fang/Vanille, very subtle R, 100 words] Pregame, angst. Fang promised Vanille a life, once.

Champagne and Brandy [Lightning/Tifa, Aerith, G, 500 words] AU. It's Carnival; everyone knows that odd things are known to happen. Crossover with Final Fantasy VII.

About a Girl; Or, Serah Wins an Argument [Lightning/Tifa, Serah, G, 100 words] Lightning gets cold feet; Serah will have none of it. Sequel to 'Champagne and Brandy.' Crossover with Final Fantasy VII.

In the Service of the Goddess [Ligtning/Tifa, tiny hint of Fang/Vanille, PG, 400 words] AU for both games. The sacrifices are supposed to be over, but the goddess must have a priestess and a guardian. Crossover with Final Fantasy VII.

The Price That Keeps On Paying [Lighting/Tifa, PG-13, 300 words] They are rebel soldiers first, women a distant second, lovers last of all. And they do not surrender. AU for both games. Crossover with Final Fantasy VII.

Firefly

Five Sharp Points [The Healing Remix] [River, Simon, Inara, Mal, Jayne, Kaylee, Zoe, PG, 1200 words] Healing is a matter of bits and pieces. Remixing If I Could Will You Whole.

Glee

What We Refuse to Do  [Puck/Quinn, PG-13, 770 words] Early S2, angst. There is no way Puck is going to sing this song, even to an empty theater. Really.

An Unexpectedly Important Evening [Brittany/Santana, G, 500 words] Post-series, fluff. Brittany has something to ask.

Luck Is a Lady of Very Ill Repute [Rachel, Kurt, PG-13, 3000 words] Futurefic, angst. In January of 2025, Kurt gets a call from a desperate woman who he hasn't seen in years.

Machinations [Kurt, Rachel, Quinn, Blaine, Brittany, mentions of Mike, Tina, Puck, Lauren, Sue, Finn, and Santana, 1200 words.] Cyberpunk AU, fluff/humor. Their life is insane, their world is corrupt, and they are themselves and thrilled to be so. 

Hamlet
 

The Dissolving Thoughts of a Drowning Madwoman [Ophelia, R, 750 words] Swim for shore or stay in the water? It's so hard to make up her mind. 

bittersweet [the fruits and moonlight children remix] [Ophelia/Titania, mentioned Ophelia/Hamlet, PG-13, 600 words]Ophelia finds her way to the beds of royalty, carrying sorrow and memories with her. Crossover with A Midsummer Night's Dream; remixing our moonlight revels.

Homestuck

What Might Be Left to Say in Time Come After Death [Dave, Rose, Mrs. Lalonde, Bro, Feferi, PG, 3000 words] Two people get the chance to correct variations on the same mistake.

Four Months [Rose, Dave, PG, 660 words] They grew up together, all condensed - and now he didn't.

outwaiting fate [Rose/Kanaya, Dave, Jade, John, PG-13, 950 words] The world ends again, and Kanaya stands beside Rose as she watches, and sometimes there is nothing left to do.

And Quite a Story to Tell [Dave/Jade, Rose/Kanaya, Karkat, Equius, Eridan, PG-13, 3000 words] In which a nearby factory accident and some broken machinery causes life to become very uncomfortable indeed. Also, the wrong offers are made for the right reasons, several misunderstandings are cleared up, and Dave Strider is temporarily displaced due to lack of earplugs. Also, there are explosions.

When All Else in You Turns and Runs [Dave/Jade/Terezi, PG, 1600 words] Jade's the first to risk beginning things.

The Gentle Fall [Dave/Jade/Terezi, PG, 1600 words] It's not like it's any kind of big deal, stopping by the little dug-out desert home once in a while.

meet me where lady mercy goes when she's gone from home [Bro/Mr. Egbert/Mrs. Lalonde, R, 940 words] As much as time means anything, the game has only just begun. As much as their best means anything, they've done everything they can.

Never Make Me Wonder [Vriska, John, PG, 1700 words] It's a strange kind of luck that led Vriska here.

Only the Good [Vriska, Bec Noir, Terezi, Karkat, PG-13, 400 words] What happens to a God Tier hero left alone?

taking turns holding this world [Feferi, the Condesce, R, 1300 words] An empress returns to the remains of her domain. A princess is there already.

We Used to Be Friends [Feferi<>Eridan, G, 927 words] Moirallegiance is exhausting.

Been a Long Cold Lonely Winter [Equius/Aradia, R, 8500 words] What starts as a discussion of Equius's mistakes turns into Aradia dusting off her fantasies, and then they both get a bit carried away.

Howl's Moving Castle

Photo Negatives: [Ariadne, Eames, Arthur, Howl, Sophie, cameos by Yusuf, Saito and Calcifer, PG, 900 words]  Cobb's former teammates merge with a new group. Ariadne is rather amused by the contrasts between the new extractor and their own point man. Crossover with Inception.

Swine and Forests [Howl, Sophie, Calcifer, Cimorene, Howl/Sophie, G, 1200 words] In which Sophie intimidates a forest and Howl is not melted despite a Queen's efforts. Crossover with the Enchanted Forest Chronicles.

The Hunger Games 

Choosing Fate [Prim, PG-13, 500 words] Prim has always known when to brace herself. 

Inception

The Myth Is Not Supposed to Retire (We'd Rather It Lit Itself On Fire) [Saito, Ariadne, Eames, Yusuf,  Cobb, Arthur, brief Saito/Ariadne, PG-13, 2200 words] It's impossible to stop being a dreamer, and most wouldn't even try. And great dreamers don't live very long.

With Thanks to Apollo [Ariadne, OCs, mentions of Arthur, Eames and Yusuf, PG, 1500 words] It's normal for a young woman almost out of college to seem a little different when she visits her family, right?

Narrative Structure [Ariadne, Arthur, Eames, cameo by Yusuf, PG-13, 8000 words] For Ariadne, the Fischer job is only the beginning.

So Much to Say
 [Ariadne, Ariadne/Arthur, R, 900 words] Post-movie. After building cities and haunting minds, how do you go back to being twenty-two and inexperienced?

Photo Negatives: [Ariadne, Eames, Arthur, Howl, Sophie, cameos by Yusuf, Saito and Calcifer, PG, 900 words]  Cobb's former teammates merge with a new group. Ariadne is rather amused by the contrasts between the new extractor and their own point man. Crossover with Howl's Moving Castle.

Neurons of Murderous Dancers [Ariadne, Arthur, Eames, Yusuf, Lily, Nina Sayers, R, 750 words]  Nina Sayers has been deep in a coma since her single now-legendary performance of Swan Lake. The first time the Inception team dropped into her dreams, it was only out of curiosity. Now working out her history is a personal challenge, and it's one of the hardest things they've ever done. Crossover with Black Swan.

Those You've Known [Ariadne, Arthur, Eames, Cobb, PG-13, 100 words] Dying is very, very easy for people like them.

Blur (Minutiae) [Arthur/Eames, PG-13, 1500 words] Post-movie. Arthur is more professional than this. Eames is not. In which Arthur does not acknowledge anything, and the past refuses to die. 

You've Seen How I Live [Abby/Ms. Eames, Mal, Cobb, R, 17500 words] Most people know Eames and Abby as the best forger and point available, male or female, but when they met they were two of a very few women in the business. Truth be told, they still are. Everything else changes, and between the deaths and the hard-won expertise a history builds up, with trust accumulating like unexpected dust. Art by [livejournal.com profile] ap421 .

Just Five of the Many Times Arthur and Eames Disagreed On Matters of Taste [Arthur/Eames UST with cameos by Yusuf and Ariadne, PG, 1500 words] Arthur not-so-secretly enjoys Glee; it's a nice way to unwind after work. Eames finds this inexplicable.

Cause I Can't See the Sun [Mal, Arthur, Ariadne, Eames, Mal/Cobb, PG-13, 7100 words] She wakes to the hissing of PASIVs echoing against the blank white walls. Mal was right, but forgot that they were in a dreaming facility - one that seems to be abandoned now. Art by [livejournal.com profile] dwn1s0ul .

Festering [Arthur, Eames, PG-13, 1500 words] Arthur lives his life digging out secrets. Statistically speaking, he's going to learn a few things he regrets. Crossover with Never Let Me Go.

Thicker Than Blood [Saito, the Hosts, PG, 780 words] Saito's family - his real family, not his brothers, not his father - are the ones who keep him company in Limbo. Crossover with Ouran High School Host Club.

Kingdom Hearts

One Departure Too Many [Sora/Kairi, PG, 2200 words] Kairi would wait for Sora forever, if he didn't keep leaving. Until one day she leaves herself.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

bittersweet [the fruits and moonlight children remix] [Ophelia/Titania, mentioned Ophelia/Hamlet, PG-13, 600 words]Ophelia finds her way to the beds of royalty, carrying sorrow and memories with her. Crossover with Hamlet; remixingour moonlight revels.

Merlin 

In Ourselves and Our Stars [Gwen/Morgana, PG, 1100 words] Morgana's just an officer. Gwen's just the Chief Engineer. And when things go wrong, then they look at what they are to each other.

Selective Use of Full Titles
 [Arthur/Merlin, PG-13, 660 words] Sport requirements are torturous. Especially when sharing a class with tall blond prats. For [livejournal.com profile] hs_bingo .

Empty Houses, Liquor Cabinets, and the Desecration of Desks [Arthur/Merlin, R, 1880 words]  That time when the boys were drunk. Also involves blizzards, messes made of three rooms, and Merlin being trounced at video games. For [livejournal.com profile] hs_bingo .

Unsaid [Arthur, Uther, Merlin, some Arthur/Merlin] Arthur isn't actually lying to his father. Technically. For [livejournal.com profile] hs_bingo .

The Complex Mathematics of Two Plus Two [Arthur/Merlin, Gwen/Morgana, PG-13, 1500 words] In which there is a double date, much bickering and banter, and Arthur is more than a bit vague to Uther. For [livejournal.com profile] hs_bingo .

To Adorn You In My Finest [Gwen/Morgana, G, 1700 words] Morgana invites Gwen to her father's Christmas party. For [livejournal.com profile] hs_bingo . 

In Lovers' Eyes [Gwen/Morgana, G, 500 words] Gwen loves anything to do with art. Morgana loves to watch Gwen work. For [livejournal.com profile] hs_bingo . 

Fantasize (The Best Laid Plans) [Gwen/Morgana, R, 2300 words] Morgana had a lot of plans for her first time with Gwen. The reality doesn't match up with any of them. Sheer fluff, for [livejournal.com profile] hs_bingo .

Treasure Troves [Gorlois, Gwen/Morgana, 1300 words]  Morgana celebrates her sixteenth birthday, first with her father and then with Gwen. For [livejournal.com profile] hs_bingo . 

Learned from Gaps in the Lesson Plan [Gwen, OCs, PG-13 500 words]. Gwen has so many questions that she's not quite ready, yet, to ask. For [livejournal.com profile] hs_bingo .

Camaraderie [Gwen, Merlin, PG, 1600 words] First lesson of drama club: Murphy's Law. Second lesson: Techies stick together. For [livejournal.com profile] hs_bingo . 

Rescue [Merlin, Gwen, Gwen/OFC... sort of, PG, 500 words] Blind dates are an absolutely stupid idea. In which Gwen's patience runs out. For [livejournal.com profile] hs_bingo .

Inconvenient Insights [Merlin, Hunith, Arthur/Merlin, PG, 570 words] Hunith is remarkably insightful.For [livejournal.com profile] hs_bingo . 

From Either Side of a Closet Door [Arthur/Merlin, Francis/Michael, PG-13, 1200 words] Merlin characters transplanted toThe Traitor Game's universe. At a charity ball they didn't want to attend, the St. Anselm's boys observe the other two, who have no sense of self-preservation. Crossover with The Traitor Game; for [livejournal.com profile] hs_bingo . 

Luck of the Draw [Arthur, Merlin, Gwen, Michael, Francis, (Arthur/Merlin, Gwen/Morgana, Michael/Francis), PG-13, 1800]Six people. Six coming-out stories. Or not. Crossover with The Traitor Game; for [livejournal.com profile] hs_bingo . 

Never Let Me Go

Festering [Arthur, Eames, PG-13, 1500 words] Arthur lives his life digging out secrets. Statistically speaking, he's going to learn a few things he regrets. Crossover with Inception

Ouran High School Host Club

Thicker Than Blood [Saito, the Hosts, PG, 780 words] Saito's family - his real family, not his brothers, not his father - are the ones who keep him company through Limbo. Crossover with Inception.

Pirates of the Caribbean

looms and anvils [the pretty boys and pirates remix] [Will/Elizabeth, PG, 3000 words] He waits for her, of course. RemixingFive Things That Never Happened to Elizabeth Swann.

Sherlock (BBC)

ancient lying underneath [the weak as iron remix] [Mycroft, John, Sherlock, G, 900 words] When it comes to the Holmes men, John Watson has a habit of being the exception. Remixing (however improbable).

Sherlock Holmes: 2009 Film

Imperfect [Mary, Sherlock/Watson, PG, 1300 words] There are a great many reasons Mary must get along with Sherlock Holmes. There are also a great many reasons for that to be difficult.

Tortall Universe

 how far the story goes [Kel, OCs, G, 450 words] The First Company of the King's Own stopping by your village, of all places.

The Traitor Game 

Bricks and Hedges [Michael/Francis, PG-13, 1200 words] There's almost a routine to this, now. To school and Shitley and all the rest of it. For [livejournal.com profile] hs_bingo  .

Bitter Gifts [Michael/Francis UST, PG, 1000 words] Christmas shopping is a chore and a half, especially when flirty shopgirls enter the picture. For [livejournal.com profile] hs_bingo  .

From Either Side of a Closet Door
 [Arthur/Merlin, Francis/Michael, PG-13, 1200 words] Merlin characters transplanted toThe Traitor Game's universe. At a charity ball they didn't want to attend, the St. Anselm's boys observe the other two, who have no sense of self-preservation. Crossover with Merlin; for [livejournal.com profile] hs_bingo . 

Luck of the Draw [Arthur, Merlin, Gwen, Michael, Francis, (Arthur/Merlin, Gwen/Morgana, Michael/Francis), PG-13, 1800]Six people. Six coming-out stories. Or not. Crossover with Merlin; for [livejournal.com profile] hs_bingo . 

Aftermath [Michael, Francis, PG-13, 880 words] Things have changed. Some of it's an improvement, but some of it... not so much.

The Kids Aren't All Right [Michael, Michael's Mum, PG-13, 430 words] Michael was always a quiet child.

Queen's Thief 

Foolishness, If Not Fancy [Eugenides/Attolia, G, 780 words] Eugenides, Attolia, and a little bit of, er, stolen time.

X-Men: First Class

War Without End [Raven, Charles, Brotherhood, PG, 600 words] Charles and Raven don't come from the same sort of life at all.

The View From Up Here [Charles, Erik, Raven, Angel, Sean, Alex, Armando, PG, 1900 words] A minor accident in training leaves Charles in a somewhat precarious position.

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