[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: 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
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.
[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: 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 )
[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 Excellent Moral
Author: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Play: Richard III
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Princess Elizabeth, Jane Shore
Rating: gen, nothing objectionable.
Notes: Your real fic will be up on Saturday. This flashfic was written really quickly in the interests of everyone getting a little something off the bat. Title is actually from Henry V.
Summary: Princess Elizabeth gets advice on queenship from an odd source.

When her mother came to tell her that she would be the next Queen of England, Elizabeth was paging listlessly through her book of hours and wondering if she could ever get used to reading it all the time. )
[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?' )


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