[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Strong Infection
Author: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard/Aumerle, Richard/Henry UST, Richard/Anne (past)
Warnings: AU. Zombie AU. Corpse Imagery. Fire. Tombs. Nightmares. Implied Sex. Richard POV.
Rating: R for imagery.
Notes: Historical age!Isabelle while everyone else really isn't. Sorry...
Summary: When there's an unidentified plague in Europe, shipping over a corpse from Italy just might be the most terrible plan in the history of terrible planning. Then again, who needs a reason to start setting things on fire? In which (mostly) everyone stays alive, brains are a highly prized commodity, Henry looks good in firelight, Richard is Richard, Edward is long-suffering, and no-one wants to know about Hal and the Percies.

Strong Infection )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: This Earth Shall Have a Feeling
Author: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard II, Henry Bolingbroke, occasional others
Warnings: No common triggers. Contains self-loathing, loathing of other people, mild clockpunk elements, dead children, faulty understanding of religion, period attitudes toward sexuality, and unmerited resentment of dead people.
Rating: It's pretty close to G-rated. There is like one use of the word catamites.
Summary: For the first time in generations, England has a king without magic.
Notes: The bit about Edward I attempting to exhume Arthur is real, although its results are obviously not; the references to cramp-rings and touch-pieces are also basically accurate. Clockwork gardens were also a real thing, although quite a bit later than Richard II. Finally, I am infinitely grateful to everyone who held my hand while I was writing this fic and helped me to work out reasonably consistent rules for the magic.

What had always bothered Thomas the most was the bees. )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: The Bitten Mouth
Author: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard/Aumerle
Warnings: Bruising, Violent Thoughts, Kingly Prerogative, Utter Disrespect
Rating: M
Summary: Richard has a new custom. Aumerle has had enough.

The Bitten Mouth )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: All Soul's Day
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Play: Richard II (very loosely)
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] highfantastical
Characters / Pairings: Richard II, Anne of Bohemia, Robert de Vere; Richard II/Anne of Bohemia, Richard II/Robert de Vere
Warnings: Pretentiousness, horrible exam questions, academics behaving like academics, Robert de Vere's tongue
Rating: T
Summary: Richard Bordeaux sits the All Souls Fellowship Exam. Chaos ensues.
Notes: A vignette from the Crescive in his Faculty AU, as per the prompt. Set in October of 1989, at the beginning of Richard's D.Phil. All the questions come from actual exam sheets. Yes, even the Nazi one. The last two sections are meant to serve as a frame narrative for [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen's story, Reunification, in the same AU.

And then I can prove to them that I do know which fork to use at dinner and you will be forced to sleep with a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Can you live with that? )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: When Great Ones in Their Own Particular Motion
Author: [livejournal.com profile] highfantastical
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Character[s]/Pairing[s]: The Duke of Aumerle, Queen Isabel, Henry IV, Richard II.
Warnings: No warnings of a sexual nature; beyond that, the author prefers not to warn.
Rating: PG-13.
Summary: Richard is in prison. Isabel is in France. Aumerle hits on a useful answer and it changes everything.

My son: the sinner; may his concupiscence be every night rewarded. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair and I have a new year's gift -- since that is TOTALLY HOW THEY DID IT BACK THEN -- for histories!fandom, in the form of our first ACTUAL FIC COLLABORATION. Hope you enjoy!

Title: Fugue, Chorale
Author: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair and [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Characters/Pairing: Richard/Aumerle
Rating: R
Word Count: 2745
Warnings: Fairly explicit sex, extremely explicit angst, bad poetry, puns, hunting references, unhealthy uses of ink, hypothetical references to sex with John Gower
Notes: Edward of York wrote The Master of Game, the oldest extant English hunting manual, at least partly while in prison on suspicion of treason (he was, obviously, not convicted). It is in large part a translation of Gaston de Foix's Livre de chasse, as Edward himself points out in the story, although there are additions and subtractions to make the work suitable for an English audience. All quotations from the text come from the well-known 1904 edition with an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt, who refers to the text's two authors as "mighty men with their hands." (Fnarr.) There is no evidence that Edward was working on this project as early as 1396-97 (which is when we are assuming this fic takes place), but he could have been, as the original was completed ten years previously.

Edward looked down at his hands and beneath them he saw not only -- papers-- ink-- words -- )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: O Du Mein Holder Abendstern
Author: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] highfantastical
Characters: Richard II, Henry Bolingbroke, Edward of York, mentions of Isabel, Harry Percy, Hal Monmouth, Robert de Vere, Queen Anne.
Warnings: Character death. AU. German Opera. Thoughts of suicide. Hesiod. Hunting. Slash. Het. Misquotes.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: No-one can save Richard from himself.
Notes:. Since this is an AU, the timescale and ages of the characters vary a little from canon – also some events simply do not take place.

O Du Mein Holder Abendstern. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Not With the Empty Hollowness
Author: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Play: Richard II
Characters/Pairing: Richard/Anne, Richard/Aumerle, Richard/Robert de Vere, with reference to Richard/Isabel and Richard/minions
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1876
Warnings: Somewhat graphic illness and decay; medieval English attitudes toward the Irish; gratuitous vomit; inexplicit sex
Summary: Nature is fine in love, and where 'tis fine / It sends some precious instance of itself / After the thing it loves.
Notes: Some details are clarified in endnotes. Where history diverges from Shakespeare, I have followed Shakespeare throughout. Many thanks to everyone who offered input and encouragement during the writing of this fic.

O that I were as great
As is my grief, or lesser than my name!
Or that I could forget what I have been,
Or not remember what I must be now!

-- Richard II 3.3.136-39


There were once three kings out hunting when they became separated from their retainers.... )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Pessimi Poetae
Author: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] likeadeuce
Characters: Harry Percy, Aumerle, Chaucer, Richard II, mention of Kate Mortimer.
Warnings: Bad Latin, worse poets, crack, drunkenness, non-explicit slash, mention of canon death.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Catullus is a tit. Harry Percy is a worse one.

Pessimi Poetae )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Gimmors and Devices
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gehayi
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Fandom: Crossover between Richard II and Thomas of Woodstock
Characters: Eleanor de Bohun (Duchess of Gloucester), Brother Conrad, Thomas of Woodstock (Duke of Gloucester), John of Gaunt, Edmund of Langley (Duke of York), Richard II, Henry Bolingbroke (later Henry IV), Sir Henry Green, Sir John Bushy, Sir William Bagot, Martha, Rhisiart, Anne of Bohemia, Mafeo of Venice, Sir Robert Tresilian, assorted Entertainers
Word Count: 26048
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: I most emphatically am not William Shakespeare. This should not come as a shock to anyone.
Prompt: Crackfic crossover between Richard II and Thomas of Woodstock. Preferably involving zombie!Greene, illicit shagging, and Richard with multiple personality disorder (since I really can't think of any other way to explain the brain transplant between the two plays. Aside from maybe an actual brain transplant or claiming Woodstock!Richard is in fact an android. Which would also work.).
Summary: Steampunk medieval, featuring Baconesque arcane computers, Eleanor de Bohun as a designer and builder of clockwork men called "brassheads,"  Brasshead! Richard II, Dominican monks as "revivifiers," Franciscans as "mechanical scientists" and "prognosticators," and Green (Richard II's lover) as a power-hungry mad scientist. Also contains multiple viewpoints, implied robot sex, one zombie and hot air balloons.
Warnings (if any): First, one marriage between an adult man and a child is mentioned--that of Thomas of Woodstock and his wife Eleanor de Bohun, who married him at ten. From what I've been able to discover, Thomas behaved toward Eleanor as a brother to a much younger sister until she was old enough to bear children--and they genuinely seem to have loved each other as adults. There's no sex described, but this still might be triggery for some people. Second, there is mistaken identity!sex with two other couples as a plot point. Third, there's mention of mind control...which is deliberately creepy.
Author's Notes: (if any) The title is from this line in Henry VI, Part 1. Reignier, the Duke of Anjou and titular King of Naples, says this of the English army:

I think, by some odd gimmors or device
Their arms are set like clocks, stiff to strike on;
Else ne'er could they hold out so as they do.
By my consent, we'll even let them alone.

I love that Shakespeare is talking about a clockwork (or at least a cyborg) army.
Oh, and "gimmors" is an archaic word. We aren't sure what it meant; "gimmick" or "gimcrackery" seem to be the closest definitions.
***
The first two clockwork men were only toys, a Christmas gift for a ten-year-old boy king that its designer began on the day the lad was crowned. )

continued here
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Pity My Picture Burning
Author: [livejournal.com profile] highfantastical
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] aka_centimetre2
Play: Richard II
Rating: R
Pairings: Richard/Henry, Richard/Aumerle, Richard/Anne, Henry/Mary.
Warnings: Angst, possible crime, allusions to suicide attempt, possible self-injury triggers, reference to past child abuse.
Summary: In 1983, an acclaimed English artist dies in mysterious circumstances, far from home. Fourteen years later, it's time to revisit the story.
Acknowledgements: Many thanks to my very kind beta readers.

The other man sat across from him, his hands flat on the sticky tabletop.  )
[identity profile] speak-me-fair.livejournal.com
Title: Gold in Physic
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen and [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Fandom: Richard II
Pairings: Richard II/Robert de Vere, Robert de Vere/Edward of Norwich (Aumerle), Richard II/Anne of Bohemia
Rating/Warnings: R (sexuality, medieval swearing, dormouse imitations)
Summary: Richard II has a very peculiar way of arranging alliances.
Author's note: Written for [livejournal.com profile] angevin2 on the successful defence of her dissertation.

Gold in Physic )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
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. )
[identity profile] gileonnen.livejournal.com
Title: Here's a Health to the Company
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Play: Richard II, 1 Henry IV
Recipients: [livejournal.com profile] faithhopetricks and [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Hal/Hotspur
Warnings: Wine, women, and hatesex song.
Rating: R for dodgy garment history, as well as Ennodius quotations and the illustration thereof.
Summary: In an abstract sense, Hal was aware that a prince ought to be present at his father's triumphal tournaments.
Notes: Written in response to Histories Ficathon Madness, in a fit of (what else?) madness. Intended purely for delight rather than education; sorry this was a trifle late.

Here's a Health to the Company )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Unexpected
Author: [livejournal.com profile] shayheyred
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard II/Henry Bolingbroke, Richard/others (implied)
Warnings: M/M sex, 2nd person POV
Rating: R
Summary: You remember when you were his favorite, and he yours.

Richard is tall. )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Burnt Offering
Author: [livejournal.com profile] absinthe_shadow
Play: Richard II, 1 Henry IV, 2 Henry IV
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] faithhopetricks
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard/Henry, Richard/Aumerle (with references to Richard/Anne and Henry/Mary).
Warnings: Angst and some ickiness.
Rating: R
Summary: February 1413, July 1399: Henry and Aumerle. And, of course, Richard.

His glittering arms he will commend to rust )
[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] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Mine Honour Lives
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard/(Edward, the Duke of) Aumerle, Anne/Aumerle, implications of Anne/Richard/Aumerle, mentions of Richard/Robert de Vere and Richard/Anne; small Poins and Hal cameos
Warnings: Cousins in love, post-coital touching, death, rotting. Not all at once.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Aumerle is unwilling to accept the official story on Richard's death, and unwilling to move on. Present-day AU.

Mine Honour Lives )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: I Shall Find Time
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Play: Richard II, Julius Caesar; would benefit from a knowledge of 1 Henry IV
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] elviaprose
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Hotspur and Brutus; mentions of Hotspur/Kate and Brutus/Portia; much discussion of Cassius, Caesar, Bolingbroke (later Henry IV), and Richard II.
Warnings: Strong language, vague violence.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Two men consider the merits of civil war, political coups, and Manchester United. Spy AU.
Notes: Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire, who was kind enough to beta-read this fic.

They start taking lunch together sometime after the Woodstock Affair. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Still-Breeding Thoughts
Author: [livejournal.com profile] assimbya
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] aris_tgd
Character/Pairing: Richard, references to Richard/Bolingbroke and Richard/Aumerle
Warnings: References to sexuality, brief references to violence, Richard's thought processes.
Rating: PG
Summary: Alone in captivity, Richard muses and dreams.

Within the small world of his prison, Richard dreams. )

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