[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Fit You With Position
Author: [livejournal.com profile] likeadeuce
Play: Henry IV, I & 2
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] kerrypolka
Character(s)/Pairing(s): John of Lancaster, Prince Hal (genderswap AU)
Rating: PG
Notes: Shares a universe with And Follow Your Dreams Down
Summary: Janna wouldn't want you to think that her sister Hallie speaks for all the Bolingbroke children.

All of the old faces/Ask you why you're back/They fit you with position/And the keys to your daddy's Cadillac -- "Adam Raised a Cain," Bruce Springsteen

Fit You With Position )
[identity profile] chaletian.livejournal.com
Title: All Dressed With Yew
Author: [livejournal.com profile] chaletian
Play: Henry V - Shakespeare
Rating: PG
Summary: After the Battle of Agincourt, the King tells his brother John of Falstaff's death. (Can be considered a continuation of Kingly Crowns of Gold, a little later in the brothers' relationship.)
Author's Note: Confession: I have only seen Kenneth Branagh's version of Henry V, and only skimmed the text, so apologies if Hal and John in fact have a giant conversation on this topic in the middle of the play! (Another note at the end.)

"I dare swear, had he been on the field, we would have heard nought but how he slew a dozen – nay, a score! – of the fiercest Frenchman with ne'er a pause for breath, impaled half a dozen more on but a single thrust of his sword, torn down at least a quartet of French standards, and rescued the both of us from an early grave! Aye, and he'd have the battle scars to prove it, to boot!"
[identity profile] chaletian.livejournal.com
Title: Kingly Crowns of Gold
Author: [livejournal.com profile] chaletian
Play: Henry IV (Part 2) - Shakespeare
Rating: PG
Summary: John of Lancaster has a heart to heart with his newly crowned brother.
Author's Note: Blatantly prompted by my love of this year's fabulous Globe production, this is my first proper attempt at a Shakespeare fic. So, yeah. *waves*

Hal grins, and wedges on the crown at a rakish angle. "Bedford, I think. John, Duke of Bedford. It has a good ring to it."
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
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 )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: The Good Son
Author: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Play: 1 and 2 Henry IV. A little of the first section technically takes place during the fifth act of Richard II.
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] roz_mcclure
Character(s)/Pairing: Prince Hal, Prince John of Lancaster
Rating: Irredemably gen. Contains post-battle ickiness, emotional stuntedness, and gratuitous use of the pathetic fallacy.
Notes: I gave up on trying to pretend there is any correspondence between the play's timeline and the historical timeline somewhere around the third segment. I feel I am just being true to the source. And yes, the title was inspired by Nick Cave.
Summary: John of Lancaster is a prick. But he has his reasons.

The first time Harry came back to court was for King Richard's funeral. )


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