[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Eyes Not His
Author: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Play: Henry IV Parts 1 and 2
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] likeadeuce
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Harry Percy (Hotspur), Kate Percy, Hal Lancaster, Poins, Falstaff
Warnings: violent sex, violence in general, AU, space opera
Rating: M
Summary: Hal has a plan, Kate Percy commands the ci-pilot Corps, and Falstaff is a genius.

Eyes Not His )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: This Deed Was Done at Otterburn
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Play: pre-1 Henry IV (and technically pre-Richard II as well)
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Hotspur, Douglas, various other assorted Douglases; implicit Hotspur/Douglas fantasy
Warnings: Liberties taken with Shakespeare, history, and meteorology
Rating: PG-13
Summary: In the aftermath of the Battle of Otterburn, two foes meet for the first time.

This Deed Was Done at Otterburn )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Betwixt the Wind and His Nobility
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Play: Henry IV, Part I
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] kerrypolka
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Kate/Hotspur, Kate/1978 Cadillac, Bolingbroke, Northumberland
Warnings: Mild swearing, assault on a clerk, gratuitous Solitaire, sneaky Chicago reference, crack AU.
Rating: PG
Summary: Kate and Hotspur attempt to renew their drivers' licenses.

Betwixt the Wind and His Nobility )
[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: A Thousand Ships
Author: [livejournal.com profile] likeadeuce
Play: Henry IV, Part I
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Summary: It wasn't the first time you met her.
Word count: ~1350
Rating: PGish
Characters: Harry Percy/Kate Mortimer; a little Hal because he wouldn't shut up.
Warnings: Second person. Hotspur being Hotspur. Hal being Hal.
Notes: Canon-compliant, more or less. Obviously, Christopher Marlowe hadn't written about Helen yet, but it seemed like the kind of anachronism Shakespeare would approve of. I didn't do a very good job with the prompt specifics, but I hope this works for you anyway.

A Thousand Ships )
[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: And Follow Your Dreams Down
Author: [livejournal.com profile] likeadeuce
Play:Henry IV, Part I, modern AU
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] roz_mcclure, who wanted Percies + unintended disasters, and who also digs Bruce Springsteen, jam sessions, and the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Summary: Kate Mortimer, Harry Percy, various others, with a wee bit of gender swap.
Notes: Thanks to: friends to be named later, who know garage bands in general and the Carolina music scene in particular. Title and epigraph are from "No Surrender," by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street band, which seems like a Hotspur song if there ever was one.

We busted out of class, had to get away from those fools/
We learned more from a 3-minute record, baby, than we ever learned in school.


Title: And Follow Your Dreams Down )
[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: Fail Trying
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Play: 1 and 2 Henry IV, Merry Wives of Windsor
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] gehayi
Characters: Falstaff, Doll Tearsheet, Mistress Quickly, Hal, Poins, Mistress and Master Page, Fenton, brief mentions of Hotspur, Kate, and Shallow
Warnings: Foul language, references to prostitution and sex droids, characters expressing misogynistic and fat-bashing attitudes and using ableist language
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Jack Falstaff is a space pirate--but not a particularly good one.
Notes: I have taken some liberties with the prompt in order to keep the worldbuilding internally consistent; I hope that this will be acceptable.

Fail Trying )
[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: 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. )
[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] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
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 Péronne, had finally spent itself, content to spit a few fitful drops every now and again across the camp. )

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