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Nervous (Lost Girl | Valkubus | Rated G)
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Advent Drabbles

Wow, so I haven't been on LJ in nearly a year. I'm so sorry guys. I'm going to try to get back into it - there just hasn't been much to say.

Anyway, November is rapidly disappearing which means December is just around the corner. As long time followers will know, for the past few years I've written prompted drabbles during Advent as a sort of countdown to the holidays and I am planning to do that once again. Like last year, I'm going to change it up a bit and instead of offering only 24 drabbles to finish on Christmas day, I'm going to offer 31 drabbles. That's a drabble a day for every day in December!

So, if you would like a drabble, leave a one word prompt, along with your preferred fandom (Basically I'm willing to try a drabble for any show I watch/book I've read, if you're not sure, feel free to send me a message to check) and ship here in the comments. If you'd prefer something original, I'm happy to write you 100 words on something completely new, just let me know your preference when you comment with your one word prompt! The first 31 people to comment will be guaranteed a drabble written especially for them and drabbles will be posted here and on tumblr in the order they were requested.

To see past examples, take a look at the advent drabbles tag in the sidebar.

Once Upon a Time 02x13: Tiny

I know I've fallen behind on these in recent weeks and I'm still hoping to come back and record my thoughts on eps 10-12, but for now I thought I'd jump right in with my thoughts on this week's episode.

[Tiny Thoughts]

-Okay, first of all, was anyone else as disappointed as I was at the reveal of Charming's REAL name being David??? I mean talk about anticlimactic. I figured they'd withheld it up until now because his real name was significant and possibly tied into another fairytale, but alas, this seems to be a case of something insignificant witheld too long for no real reason
-Cora bringing the giant to Storybrooke is unsurprising - seems like the kind of thing she'd do. I really liked how it all played out through this episode though. I felt there was some good character evolution there on his part in particular and I liked how his experience with Charming turned out to be the opposite of the one he had with his brother.
-I felt really bad for Antoine in his backstory
-Nice twist making Jack a woman, plus it was nice to see Cassidy Freeman back on TV. I always quite enjoyed her character, Tess Mercer on Smallville.
-I loved seeing Ruby try to get through to Belle. I'm sad they didn't connect the same way they had been. I love them so much as BFFs.
-I'm not really sure where they're headed with this outsider storyline but I don't like it. This Greg guy makes me very uncomfortable and I don't like him making nice with Belle at all.
-They're growing more magic beans!!! To be honest I wasn't at all surprised by this twist once we saw him with that vial in the flashback. I liked how the dwarves kind took him under their wing. And I had to laugh at Charmings reaction to Tiny getting named by an axe when he wasn't. He helped for all of what? 3 seconds? Um know, definitely doesn't deserve that honour. It probably would have just named him as freaking David anyway.
- Regina's meeting with the Charmings felt a bit anti-climactic to me after the way everything went down. I mean they addressed the fact that she was innocent but it all seemed too nicey-nice to me, if that makes sense. Although since it seems Regina's now in league with her mother, who knows what's going through that head of hers.
- Interesting that Henry is coming along for this trip - Emma's choice makes perfect sense to me, of course that's the best way to keep him safe, and he's the only other person in town who can leave freely, but it makes me wonder if he's going to end up having a role to play in either finding Bae, or in whatever else is going to happen now they're in the "Outside world". There's also his father out there somewhere and I'm sure we haven't seen the last of him...
- I found Rumpels storyline in this episode to be the most compelling. Seeing him so shaken and out of his element was alarming. Sure, we've seen him be cowardly before he became Rumpel, but this was different. He's been in control of everything up to this point, he's always been the one pulling the strings and setting pieces in place - all to find his son, and now he's in control of nothing. He's at risk of losing his memories if he gets far away from the enchanted shawl, he apparently can't use magic outside of Storybrooke, and he's headed off into the big, bad real world. The way Robert Carlyle played all of that in this episode, was remarkable - so much conveyed in his body language and facial expressions. He didn't have that many scenes this week but the ones he did have proved what a master actor he is. Looking forward to seeing more of him in "our" world in upcoming episodes.

Anyway, I liked this week's episode and I'm once again anxiously awaiting the next episode.

With everything going on at home right now, I don't have time to do a full write up to tonight's episode just now, but my mind is still whirring an hour later so I thought I'd come leave a few initial thoughts now.

[Brief initial thoughts]

- kaj;klajkd;adsjk Archie is still alive. THANK GOD! I did not see that twist coming at all! Very clever! I genuinely thought they'd killed him off. So glad they didn't.

- My heart actually broke for Regina in this episode. It's clear up until now that she REALLY was trying to change and all she needed was for someone other than Henry to believe in her and Emma was totally that person, but Cora F'd that up nicely. I don't blame Emma for believing the lie, it was a good lie, but that scene at Regina's house when it all came crashing down for her was completely heartbreaking.

- Cora's sense of love for her daughter is completely sadistic. I can't wait to see her get her come upance - I suspect it's going to be a while though.

- Emma actively used magic! I hope we get to see more of this, although I really hope Gold is not her tutor because we all saw how well that worked with young Regina.



I'll be back later this week with a more detailed response.
This is the final drabble! I will post a master list of all 24 of them within the next few days. I hope that everyone has a FANTASTIC holiday. Thank you to everyone who gave a prompt!

Brave (Doctor Who | River, Rory | Rated G)

River stayed away for as long as she could, respecting the Doctor’s reasoning for not going back for her parents.

But the day after the Doctor took her to visit the singing towers, something told her that if she didn’t do it now, she’d never have the chance.

She unearthed an old vortex manipulator, and soon found herself face to face with her father.

“River?” Rory blinked in alarm. He looked older, but happy and healthy.

“Dad.” She hugged him.

“Why are you here?”

“I never got to say goodbye. To tell you how very brave I think you are.”
All prompts up to and including December 24th have now been filled. Thank you to everyone who gave a prompt!

Intoxicated (Doctor Who | Doctor/Rose | Rated G)

Rose quickly discovered that she was intoxicated by TARDIS travel. Everything about it from the thrill of being in a completely different time period or exotic place every other day, to stumbling into trouble in the most unlikely of places, to running at full speed, her hand gripped firmly in the Doctor’s, made her feel giddy, and light headed. Traveling with the Doctor was exhilarating and it made her feel more alive than she’d ever thought possible. But the best part of TARDIS travel, Rose realised one day after he kissed her for the first time, was the Doctor himself.
All prompts up to and including December 24th have now been filled. Thank you to everyone who gave a prompt!

Boat (LOST| Desmond/Locke | Rated G)


“Where exactly are we going?” John Locke wanted to know as he followed Desmond through the jungle. They’d been walking for nearly an hour already and he was beginning to doubt the wisdom of following him.

“You’ll see.” Desmond told him. “Just trust me.”

“But I hardly know you.”

Desmond turned to face him. “Have faith, mate. Everything is going to be just fine.”

They walked for another fifteen minutes, stopping only once they’d reached a long stretch of beach Locke hadn’t seen before.

“Look over there.” Desmond pointed to something floating just offshore.

Locke gasped. “Is that a boat?”
Apologies for the delay. I had to do a bit of catch up and it's been rather busy around here. Drabbles for Dec 20 and 21 will be posted today. Then we will be back on track. All prompts up to and including December 24th have now been filled. Thank you to everyone who gave a prompt!

Nutmeg (Gilmore Girls| Luke/Lorelai | Rated G)

“This is for you,” Lorelai said without preamble as she strode into the diner, thrusting a mug filled with brown fluid into his hands.

“What the hell is this?”

“A hot beverage. It’s freezing so I thought you’d like something warm to drink.”

“I own a diner.”

“I know.”

“I serve hot drinks.”

“Not like this.”

Luke sniffed it. “What is it?”

“Taste it.”

“I’m not putting anything in my mouth until I know what it is.”

“You’re grumpy.”

“Lorelai.”

“Fine. It’s hot choco-nutmeg.”

Luke took a sip. “It’s revolting.”

Lorelai laughed. “I can’t believe you actually drank that.”
Apologies for the delay. I had to do a bit of catch up and it's been rather busy around here. Drabbles for Dec 20 and 21 will be posted today. Then we will be back on track. All prompts up to and including December 24th have now been filled. Thank you to everyone who gave a prompt!

Gallifrey A-Z (Doctor Who| Doctor/Rose | Rated G)


“What’s this?” Rose pulled out a colourful book in the TARDIS library one day.

“What?” The Doctor looked up from the ancient tome he was reading.

Rose blew dust off the cover and read, “Gallifrey from A-Z.”

“That old thing? It’s nothing. Just a little children’s book I wrote once. Put it back.”

“You wrote this?”

“It’s rubbish.”

“Well, I’m going to read it.”

The Doctor looked alarmed. “No, please.”

But Rose was already on the sofa, the book open in her lap.

“A is for astrocapotrimojigger, which makes an inside bigger. B is for biogenerator, the central creator.”
Apologies for the delay. I had to do a bit of catch up and it's been rather busy around here. Drabbles for Dec 18 and 19 will be posted today. The ones for Dec 20 and 21 will be posted tomorrow. Then we will be back on track. All prompts up to and including December 24th have now been filled. Thank you to everyone who gave a prompt!

Science (Sarah Jane Adventures | Rated G)

Despite the fact that it was Sunday, Rani, Luke and Clyde were crouched behind one of the benches in the lab at their school, while a purple, twelve headed alien lumbered through the corridors.

“What should we do?” Clyde whispered. “Sarah Jane’s still out there.”

Luke grinned. “Don’t worry, I’ve got a plan.”

Rani and Clyde watched as Luke opened a store cupboard and pulled out a few things.

“Okay, I need you to lure it in here and get ready to run.”

Clyde gaped. “But how are you going to—“

Luke started dumping various powders into a beaker. “Science.”
Apologies for the delay. I had to do a bit of catch up and it's been rather busy around here. Drabbles for Dec 18 and 19 will be posted today. The ones for Dec 20 and 21 will be posted tomorrow. Then we will be back on track. All prompts up to and including December 24th have now been filled. Thank you to everyone who gave a prompt!

Naughty (Once Upon A Time | Emma/Hook | Rated PG-13)


Emma found Hook leaning on her desk with a sly grin on his face, a pair of handcuffs dangling from the curve of his hook.

She sighed. “Why are you here?”

“I thought you might want me to lock you up, seeing how naughty you were last —“

“Shhhhhhhhh!” Emma glanced around frantically.

Hook trailed a finger down her cheek and whispered. “What’s the matter Sheriff? Are you embarrassed?”

“No,” Emma hissed unconvincingly. “I’ve got work to do.”

“Suit yourself.” Hook swung the cuffs over his shoulder and strode to the door. “When you’re ready, you know where to find me.”

No Drabble Today

Hey everyone,

Just a quick note to let you know that there will be no drabble posted today. That's mostly because I've run out of prompts. I do have two that were given in the last week but I've been working and haven't been able to write them yet. I am hoping to do that tomorrow, but either way I'm in need of more prompts so if you haven't prompted me yet, or if you have and you'd like to prompt me again, please go do that ASAP. Here's a link: http://lorelaisquared.livejournal.com/133506.html
There's still time to give me a prompt of your own! If you would like to leave me one, you may do so here.


Bubbles (Nashville | Scarlett/Gunnar | Rated PG)

Scarlett sat nervously across the table from Gunnar. His gaze made her cheeks feel hot so she looked away, focusing instead on the bubbles in her coke.

“Scarlett? What do you think?” Gunnar placed his hand over hers.

“You really think we should sing our own songs?”

“I do.” He hooked a finger under her chin, gently lifting until she was staring into his eyes again. A person could get lost in those eyes.

Scarlett swallowed. “But I—“

“Don’t. Scarlett you’re amazing. When you sing, you light up a room. Together we have something really special.”

“Okay. Let’s do it.”
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Entrancing (Once Upon a Time | Hook/Emma/Huntsman | Rated PG-13)

Emma woke to find she wasn’t alone in her bed. She carefully leaned over to see who it was and gasped.

Shit. Hook? What the hell was he doing in her bed? Emma tried to remember something, anything, but her mind was blank.

A movement behind her caused her to jump. There was a third person in her bed? Seriously? She turned to see who it was. She blinked. “Graham?”

“Emma.” He focused his entrancing eyes on her as Hook awoke.

Suddenly Emma gasped and sat bolt upright. She was alone. It was only a dream.
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Dragon Fire (Once Upon a Time | Mulan/Aurora | Rated PG)

* This is a sequel to Day 13's drabble, Transfixed

Mulan froze as Aurora’s lips pressed against hers, electricity coursing through her like dragon fire, catching her off guard so that it took her several seconds to process what was happening.

Aurora pulled away, her face crestfallen. “Sorry, I shouldn’t have--”

Mulan blinked, regaining her senses. Immediately she grasped Aurora’s arm, pulling her back towards her. “No. It’s all right.” Mulan placed her palm against Aurora’s cheek. “I was afraid I’d lost you forever.”

Aurora smiled, relaxing. “You saved me. You returned my heart.”

“You’ve stolen mine.” With that, Mulan closed the distance remaining between them to kiss Aurora properly.
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Chocolate (Once Upon A Time | Hook | Rated G)

Hook stepped into Granny’s and just as they had everywhere else in this hole in the wall town, people backed away and stared.

Rolling his eyes, Hook squared his shoulders, striding confidently to the counter where a pretty young girl dressed in red approached him, a bored expression on her face.

“What can I get for you?”

Hook took a moment to stare her up and down until she reached that delicious point where she was squirming under his lingering gaze. Then he flashed his most charming smile. “Surprise me with something chocolate.”

The girl blushed and quickly rushed away.
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Transfixed (Once Upon A Time | Aurora/Mulan | Rated PG)

Aurora looked into Mulan’s eyes, searching. “Have you done this before?”

Mulan breathed sharply. “No.” Tension hung in the air for a long moment as they stared intently at each other. Slowly, Mulan replaced Aurora’s heart and as it re-melded with her body Aurora felt warm and tingly all over.

She gasped, eyes quickly finding Mulan’s again. “Thank you.”

Mulan smiled hesitantly. “What now?”

Aurora stared at her, transfixed. A million thoughts and emotions coursed through her mind and body, but only one seemed relevant. Before she changed her mind, Aurora leaned forward, cupped Mulan’s face, and kissed her.



*Note: a sequel to this drabble will be posted on December 15th!
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Promises (Once Upon a Time| Gen | Rated G)

Blue sensed Gold’s presence before he came into sight, limping up the path towards the convent’s entrance.

She took a deep breath and smoothed her skirt, preparing herself. She’d expected this visit ever since the Queen’s curse had ended, and if she were being honest with herself, she was surprised it’d taken him this long to come. Still, it didn’t prevent her from feeling apprehensive about the whole thing. She swallowed hard, then answered the door.

“Hello Blue. ”

“Mr. Gold.” She stood aside to allow him passage.

“Rumpelstiltskin. And I’m not staying. I’m merely here to collect on your promises.”

Various things

I just realised that I haven't done a real post that wasn't fic related in a while so I figured it was time for an update.

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PS - A friend of mine, baggyk, has been short listed for a writing contest called "America's Next Author". Voting is open until Thursday and she was in 3rd place (top 3 go to the finals) last I looked. So if you're willing and able, please head over and toss a vote her way. Her full name is Kate Baggott.
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Cookies (Bandom/Panic! at the Disco | Brendon/Spencer | Rated PG)

Brendan reached for the cookies, his t-shirt riding up slightly to reveal a sliver of smooth skin that caused Spencer’s breath to catch in his throat.

Heat rose to his cheeks and he promptly fixed his gaze on the television, using every ounce of his concentration to focus on the film.

Brendan shifted and suddenly Spencer was only aware of Brendan’s right thigh, which was now pressed firmly against his own.

Breathe, he thought. You’ll get past this. It’s just a crush.

He braved a glance at Brendan, who grinned back.

Well, shit!
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Tradition (Buffy the Vampire Slayer | Xander/Anya | Rated PG-13)

Xander woke to Anya staring at him intently.

“What’s wrong?”

“We’ve been having sex for six months,” she said bluntly.

“Errr… that sounds right.”

“Correct me if I’m wrong, but humans have a tradition of marking special occasions with gifts and cards, right?”

“Yeah,” Xander said hesitantly, unsure of where she was going with this.

“Oh good.” She handed him a box. “There’s no card. I’m told they’re trite.”

He lifted the lid, then promptly screamed and dropped it. “What is that?”

“The spleen of a Vetoros demon!”

“Gross.”

“But it’s good luck!” Anya’s face fell. “You don’t like it?”
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Chocolate Cake (Doctor Who | Doctor/Rose | Rated G)


“Ahhhhhh!” Rose screamed as she and the Doctor plummeted through the sudden opening in the floor.

The Doctor grabbed her hand and squeezed it reassuringly as they landed in something soft and squishy.

“Ugh! Where are we?” she attempted to stand but slipped, landing hard on her back.

The Doctor stood above her, wobbling only slightly as he reached down to help her up.

“I can’t say where we are, exactly, however I can say we appear to be on top of…” he licked a bit of something brown off his arm. “Yup, a giant chocolate cake.” He grinned. “Fantastic!”
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Ocelots (Original | Rated G)


The tiny ocelot cub crept through the tall grass, his eyes fixed on his unsuspecting prey.

When he was less than a metre from his victim, he crouched low, growled deep in his chest and pounced, overshooting his mark and instead tumbling headfirst into the river his mother had been resting by.

He flailed his front legs, growling and spluttering as the cold water seeped through his fur, making him wet and uncomfortable.

Narrowing her eyes, his mother got to her feet slowly. She leant forward, caught the scruff of his neck with her mouth and pulled him to safety.
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Candle (Doctor Who | Ten/Rose | Rated G)

“I got you a present,” the Doctor announced proudly when Rose emerged from her room on the morning of her birthday.

“You did?”

“I did.” He reached deep into his pocket and pulled out a rather crumpled and misshapened packet that was wrapped in paper with little fish printed all over it. He thrust it into her hands proudly.

Rose unwrapped it gingerly, half expecting it to explode or burst into flames. “A candle?”

The Doctor took it from her. “Not a candle. It’s a waxen biothermotransmitter from Balaaaaaaaaaamg.”

“A what?”

“A biothermo… it does stuff.” He shrugged. “It’s sonic.”
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Lil' Sebastian (Parks and Rec | Rated G)


“Oh no!” Leslie cried suddenly causing Ben to spill coffee on his lap.

“What is it?” He dabbed uselessly at his pants.

“I forgot about Lil’ Sebastian’s birthday!”

Ben gaped. “The donkey?”

“He’s not a donkey, he’s a miniature horse. We always commemorate the day of his birth with a festival. All the children in Pawnee come to adorn him with wreaths of carrot tops and apple chains. It’s adorable.”

“The whole town celebrates a horse’s birthday?”

“Ben, it’s Lil’ Sebastian! It’s not too late, we can fix this.” Leslie stood on her chair. “Everyone, emergency meeting. Conference room. Now!”
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Something from the Shakespeareverse with Viola and her dad? (Doctor Who | Rated G)

“Daddy!” Viola cried. “Can we make these?” She held out a crumpled piece of paper.

The Doctor took it. “You want to bake cupcakes?”

“RAINBOW cupcakes,” Viola said seriously. “We can surprise Mummy when we collect her from Grandma’s later.”

“Let’s do it!”

An hour later the TARDIS’s kitchen floor was covered in white powder whilst massive globs of multicoloured icing dripped off the counter, whimsically shaped sprinkles lay scattered across the table and the cupcakes baked in the oven.

Viola peered through the oven window. “Daddy? Maybe we should have put the icing on after they baked.”
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Raindrops (Doctor Who | Rated G)

Rose looked up at the sky in wonder. All around her she could see and hear the storm that raged around them, yet not one of the many raindrops that were falling towards them landed on her or the Doctor.

“How is this possible?” Rose held out her hand but still the raindrops seemed to miss her.

The Doctor grinned. “The water on this planet has remarkable intuitive properties and automatically creates a protective forcefield around anything living. Well, except plants.”

“Incredible.”

“Come.” He tugged her arm. “You must see the waterfall, it flows up instead of down. It’s brilliant!”
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Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis (Gilmore Girls | Rated G)

“Come on Mom!” Rory stood on the porch, tapping her foot impatiently.

“I’m coming.” There was a crash from somewhere deep inside the house. “It’s fine, it’s fine. Just a minor—”

“Mom, we’re gonna miss it!”

“Okay, okay.” Lorelai hopped through the doorway, one foot clad in a boot whilst she wrestled with the other. She zipped it up, pulled the door closed and grinned. “Let’s go.”

Rory grabbed her arm, pulling her all the way to the town square.

“We made it just in time! Look! Kirk is about to begin his interpretation of aurora borealis.”

Lorelai grinned. “Amazing!”

Once Upon a Time 02x09: Queen of Hearts

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PS - I'm offering 31 prompted drabbles to be posted in the month of December and at the moment there is a serious lack of OUAT prompts. You can find out more and leave a prompt in this post.
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Frost (Original | Rated G)

Clara held the steaming mug of hot cocoa between her hands as she stood in front of the large bay window. She stared out at the storm she’d woken up to that morning, compliments of their third ‘unprecedented cold front’ of the season.

She sipped from her mug slowly, pondering the wisdom of bundling up to leave her mark on the freshly fallen snow. Her eyes rested on the crystals of frost that had built up around the window edges. Clara shivered, thoughts flitting to the unfinished novel that lay open on the sofa. No, she’d stay in today instead.

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