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Title: The Bear and the Shooting Star
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Play: 2 and 3 Henry VI
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Characters / Pairings: Warwick, Oxford
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 2285
Summary: John de Vere learns lessons in kingmaking and treason from the best.
Notes: Title comes from the badges worn respectively by Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (the Bear and Ragged Staff) and John de Vere, Earl of Oxford (the Streaming Star). All usual disclaimers about Shakespeare's wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey approach to historical dates and people apply. Thanks so, so much to [livejournal.com profile] angevin2 and [livejournal.com profile] rosamund for getting me to the end and beta-reading, and to [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen for the brilliant prompt -- I tried to do it justice.

The Bear and the Shooting Star )
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Not one, but two!

As is evident from the nature of the exchange, both of these fics have AU settings.

For Truth, For Duty, and for Loyalty (Richard III) by [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen - Richard of Gloucester has a plan for the planet of Albia, and Ratcliffe wants to be part of it. Science fiction AU. Featuring art by [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair.

Delirien (1 Henry VI) by [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire - In the giddy years of the early twentieth century, the families of York and Lancaster seem to have come to an uneasy truce when Humphrey Lancaster befriends young Richard York and offers him a chance to mend his wrecked fortunes. What neither of them anticipates is the war that will destroy everything they know. Featuring a fanmix by [livejournal.com profile] cherith and art by [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen.

Both links are to the index pages, which include information about the artists as well.
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Title: Sic semper traditores
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Play: Henry V
Characters: King Henry, Scroop, Thomas Grey, Richard of Cambridge
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 1146
Warnings: Character deaths
Summary: Harry Lancaster does not suffer traitors gladly.
Notes: Drabble originally written for [livejournal.com profile] angevin2, who requested 'something in the Great Big AU, featuring the Lancasters'. Title translates to 'Thus ever for traitors'. I realised the original post was locked and decided to repost it here with the rest.

It had taken Henry Scrope a good forty-eight hours to discover what was so peculiar about Harry Lancaster's latest house party. )
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Title: Do not see my fair rose wither
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Play: 1 Henry IV
Characters / Pairings: Hal, Isabel, Richard (flashback); Hal/Isabel, Richard/Isabel, Hal/Richard (sort of)
Rating: PG
Summary: After Richard's death, Isabel is escaping ghosts and Hal is chasing them.
Wordcount: 2153
Author's Notes: Part of the Big Shakespeare Histories AU, set just after To Mock the Expectation of the World. Regarding the above pairings, the timeline has been squashed somewhat, such that Hal is eighteen at the deposition, and Isabel is sixteen when she marries Richard.

There was no funeral in the end. )
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Title: Sans peur et sans reproche
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Play: Henry V
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] shayheyred
Characters/Pairings: Constable of France
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: A disease in the blood, some whispered. A curse on the house of Valois. Perhaps that was what had brought the English, for, surely, the son of a man who had murdered an anointed King should have been struck down long ere this.
Notes: Your proper fic will be up shortly. We just wanted to make sure everybody got something today.

The rain, which had plagued them ever since their departure from PĂ©ronne, had finally spent itself, content to spit a few fitful drops every now and again across the camp. )
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Title: Broken Music
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Play: Henry VI and Richard III
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] assimbya
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Margaret of Anjou and Lady Anne Neville
Rating: PG13
Warnings: None
Summary: Edward had requested--he had not begged; her son would never beg, not if she could help it--that she be kind to his bride. And so Margaret would. For his sake. And, perhaps, in memoriam, for a young French princess who had crossed the sea to marry a man she had never met for an alliance she did not understand.
Notes: The plays contradict themselves regarding the ages and birth order of Anne and Isabel Neville; Anne is described as the eldest in 3HVI, and in R3 as the younger. I will be following R3, which reflects the historically correct order. Title comes from Henry V, V.ii.240. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] rosamund and [livejournal.com profile] angevin2 for beta-reading!

Broken Music )
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Title: The Further Education of a Christian Prince; or, Why everything that happened afterward was the fault of Humphrey of Gloucester
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Play: Somewhere during 1 Henry VI.
Character(s): John, Duke of Bedford; Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester; Henry VI
Summary: In the end, they both had to do it. It was possibly the most excruciating half-hour in the lives of both brothers. And that included Agincourt.
Notes: This is utter and complete crackfic, though with a surprisingly sober ending--it has come to my attention that no fic involving Henry VI can possibly end well. Title is an adaptation of Erasmus' Education of a Christian Prince. This fic is the fault of [livejournal.com profile] angevin2, who was kind enough to beta-read it for me. ;) And, yes, it also has footnotes.

This is what happens when you spend far too much time talking about the hangups of members of the House of Lancaster. )
______________________________________________
Notes )
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Because the fabulous ficathon apparently wasn't enough. ;)

Title: Circles in the Water
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Fandom / Character: Shakespeare, first history tetralogy / Cecily Neville, Duchess of York
Rating: PG13
Warnings: Nothing explicit, but a very high body count. Spoilers for all three parts of Henry VI, Richard III, and the last forty years of the fifteenth century.
Prompt: #9. Guard your honour. Let your reputation fall where it will. And outlive the bastards. -- Lois McMaster Bujold
Summary: 'Long die thy happy days before thy death, / And, after many length'ned hours of grief, / Die neither mother, wife, nor England's Queen!' (R3 I.iii.206-8) The curse was not meant for her, but Fortune's wheel cared not for intentions.
Wordcount: 6971 (excluding notes)

(It was said that time ran in circles, that the deeds of men were no more than points on blind Fortune's wheel.)
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Mea culpa
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Play: Henry VI, all three parts
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] cesario
Character(s)/Pairing(s): King Henry VI
Rating: G, I think. Nothing in here except gen and angst.
Summary: Henry had only ever wanted to be good. And that was not enough for kings.

Once upon a time, a Henry killed a Richard. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Guinevere
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Play: Mostly 2 Henry VI, but references to Part I.
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] roz_mcclure
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Margaret/Suffolk, Henry/Margaret
Summary: The wind whipped through his bright hair, just as Margaret's fingers had on the day they first met. Her own serpent in that garden in Anjou, promising all the world in a smile that set her heart pounding like the drums that called her father to war. A war she had ended with her marriage to King Henry.
Rating: PG13
Notes: The request was for Margaret/Suffolk with particular emphasis on snark and double-dealing. This ended up with somewhat more angst than I had intended, but I hope you enjoy!

Ladies in romances were never seasick. )

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