[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: This Keen Encounter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] the_alchemist
Play: Richard III, some 3 Henry VI
Characters / Pairings: Richard of Gloucester, Lady Anne; Richard/Anne
Rating: T
Warnings: Yorks behaving badly
Summary: Was ever woman in this humour wooed? Was ever woman in this humour won?
Notes: I couldn't resist this prompt, in spite of the play itself trying to argue against me. This fic takes some minor liberties with the chronology of Acts 1-2 of R3 in order to explain, among other things, how Clarence ended up with children old enough to talk when he got married in Act 4 of 3H6 and one assumes from the state of Henry VI's corpse that R3 begins within several days (maybe, if you stretch it, several weeks) of the end of 3H6 and that acts 1-2 take place over the space of several more days.

This Keen Encounter )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Bestiary
Author: [livejournal.com profile] likeadeuce
Play: Richard III
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Catesby, Ratcliff, Richard, Buckingham
Warnings: References to child prostitution and human trafficking, implication of past sexual abuse and psychological consequences. Also, in-character/societal ageism, lookism, sexism and ableism, which do not reflect the views of the author.
Rating: R
Notes: Space opera-ish AU. I'm not going to use the word "dystopia," but you probably wouldn't want to live here, any more than you'd want to live in 15th century Britain, though for somewhat different reasons.
Summary: Catesby, Ratcliff, and Buckingham are each, in their own way, Richard's creatures. Of course, if Richard has his way, so is everyone.

Bestiary )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: The sky above us shoots to kill
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Play: 3 Henry VI
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] the_alchemist
Characters / Pairings: Richard the not yet III
Warnings: profanity, violence, drunkenness, ableist language, period-accurate misogyny, an excess of (canonical) severed heads, raging misanthropy
Rating: M
Summary: Father used to say the rules were different west of the Mississippi. He wasn't wrong.
Notes: Title comes from the song 'Thistle & Weeds' by Mumford & Sons. As per the prompt, this is based on Richard's soliloquy from 3 Henry VI, Act III, Scene II. It is also, however, an AU set in California c. 1875 because the author recently discovered the brilliance that is Deadwood and, if one thinks about it hard enough, it makes a shocking amount of sense.

Father used to say the rules were different west of the Mississippi. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_alchemist
Plays: Henry VI Parts 2-3, Henry IV Part 1
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] gehayi
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard [the not yet] III; Margaret/Suffolk; Margaret/Henry; Edmund Mortimer; Lady Mortimer; the rest of the York family; Bolingbroke; Margaret Jourdain; 'a bard of Ireland'.
Warnings: moderate violence and gore; one bit of icky non-consensual panty-sniffing; about as much fidelity towards Shakespeare!canon as Shakespeare had towards history!canon.
Rating: 15
Summary: Kind of like 'Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer', if 'Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer' contained considerably more necromancers, pirates, blood, death, sexual perversion and, of course, Plantagenets.

'... but why not?' The Duke of York smiled, and laid his hand on his wife's shoulder. )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: For Summer Days; A Nightmare
Author: [livejournal.com profile] cherith
Request: 1) The York family (i.e. the Duke and Duchess, Edward, Clarence, Richard and Rutland). Summer holidays.  2) Richard III. Anything at all.
Fandom:  Shakespeare, First Folio - Richard III
Summary: Clarence's dream haunts him, and he thinks on things do distract himself as he waits for some news of his rescue.  He thinks on summer days at Ludlow to drown out the shadows and moaning of his nightmare.
Warnings: Character Death-ish (does dying in a dream count?), The ramblings of madmen
Author's Notes:  Written for [livejournal.com profile] the_alchemist for [livejournal.com profile] thisengland ficathon.  I have a soft spot for crazy dreams and wanted to include two of the requests, and this was the best way I could think to do them.  Hope you like it!

For Summer Days; A Nightmare )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: The White Boar
Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_alchemist
Play: Richard III
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] the_gentleman
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard III
Warnings: lots of swearing; characters being mean about members of the Richard III Society; explicit depictions of amateur dramatics.
Rating: 12
" 'Three Richards the Third walk into a pub.' He enunciated each word with great precision.
'One,' continued Dickon, 'the hideous misbegotten monster who limped from the dark places which shadow the minds even of geniuses and saints.'
Hudde spoke over him. 'The other,' he said, 'the chivalrous knight who strode shining from the earnest yet woefully untalented pens of Horace Walpole and the many enthusiastic spinsters who followed in his wake.'
'And then there was the third Richard...' "

'...for... a... horse!' And a one, and a two, and forward, and twist, and above my head, and back. Pause. )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Into This Breathing World
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Play: Richard II, Richard III
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] elviaprose
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard II/Richard III, mentions of Richard II/Anne of Bohemia, Richard III/Anne Neville, Richard II/Robert de Vere
Warnings: Dodgy history; dodgy geography; potentially dodgy architecture.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: There's none else by: Richard loves Richard; that is, I am I.
Notes: The author would like to thank [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire for all of the helpful beta-reading and feedback.

Richard's first friend is a servant, he thinks--a quick-eyed, narrow-fingered boy who steals into the princess's gardens when the boughs are heavy with blossoms and the thickets leaf-roughened. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Thou cam'st on earth to make the earth my hell.
Author: [livejournal.com profile] casablancagirl
Play: Richard III
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] the_alchemist
Pairings: None. Well, there's a slight hint of Oedipus-complex!Richard, but no actual pairings. And there’s a mention of Richard/Anne, but that’s…only in passing, and it’s canon, anyway. Characters include Richard, his mother, his brothers, and sundry others.
Warnings: Odd mother-obsession.
Summary: Richard loves Richard. And possibly his mother.

Mother – he never called her Mother )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Teach Your (Parents and) Children Well
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aris_tgd
Play: First tetralogy + Henry V
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Characters: Richard Plantagenet (York), Richard Earl of Cambridge, Richard
Warnings: None beyond canon; if you, reader, feel as though some ought to
be added please let me know.
Rating: PG
Summary: Fatherhood and filial responsibility in a time of dynastic war.

This was wrong. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Cause and Most Accursed Effect
Author: [livejournal.com profile] elviaprose
Play: Richard III
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] casablancagirl
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard/Anne
Rating: PG
Summary: He often woke in the night, though the memory of his dreams eluded him. Last night, though, he did not wake because he had not slept, listening instead to the muffled chiming of the hour until morning came. Last night was the last that he was Gloucester, tonight the first that he was King Richard.

He often woke in the night, though the memory of his dreams eluded him. )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
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: The Giving Vein
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Play: Richard III
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] the_alchemist
Characters/Pairing: Richard III/Buckingham
Warnings: D/s play, mentions of bloodplay
Rating: R (more for darkness than explicitness)
Summary: Buckingham must play the loyal footstool once more before his flight.

The king prefers to see Buckingham on his knees, hands clasped behind his back in a semblance of restraint. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: An awfully big adventure
Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_alchemist
Play: Richard III; not as canonical as it might be
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] aris_tgd
Characters: Richard III; tiny Richard of York
Warnings: um... none? It's a bit bleak though.
Rating: PG?
Notes: I'm not sure this fulfills the brief as well as it could do. You asked for musing, but I'm all about plot, so I tried to fit musing into plot, and the musing might have got a bit edged out. I'm pretty sure there aren't 1000 words of it. Sorry. [In fact, there are 2297. -- ed.]
Summary: Richard III goes to the Tower to visit the younger of the two boys he imprisoned there...

'Who's there?' The boy huddled in the corner of the room, sitting on a pile of blankets, hugging a pillow: the bed was too big, too exposed to lie in. 'Who's there?' His candle ran out a long time ago, he couldn't tell how long. 'Who's there? Edward? Is that you?' )
[identity profile] the-alchemist.livejournal.com
Hello! This is an extra bonus histories!fic I wrote because I'm greedy and the two I managed to get myself in the ficathon weren't quite enough. I'm posting it now in a blatant attempt to harness any waves of expectation currently sweeping the world due to imminent deadline-ness.

Title: The bet; or, Summer Lovin'
Play: vaguely Henry VIish
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard not yet Gloucester, let alone III / Margaret of Anjou; Margaret/Suffolk
Rating: PGish

It had been a horribly dreary week. We were staying with the Yorks and there was literally nothing to do. Pole was around, but Henry kept sending him off on stupid errands, and I was expected to spend every day with the Duchess and her ladies. Sometimes I wonder whether my husband knows more than he lets on.
It was not until the fourth night, towards the end of dinner that he finally sat next to me.Read more... )


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