[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Game of Roses
Author: [livejournal.com profile] mirabehn
Play: Henry VI part iii/Richard III
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Elizabeth Woodville, others
Warnings: none
Rating: PG
Notes: Thank-you to Puck for betaing, and apologies for the lateness!
Summary: Elizabeth looks back.

The needle drawn through the cloth, slowly. Thread whispered against the linen. And beyond that, silence. )
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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. )
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Title: Harry To Harry Shall
Author: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Play: Henry IV, Part I
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] house_kitten
Characters: Hal, Hotspur, Kate Percy
Warnings: Slash, threesome. Um, sex.
Rating: NC-17, for language and sex.
Notes: Hal/Hotspur/Kate. Hal/Poins implied.
Summary: Hal's drowning his perpetual sorrows. Hotspur joins him. Kate rescues them.

'Cos, cos, cos...' 'I'm not your coz,' Poins muttered to the table. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Mea culpa
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Play: Henry VI, all three parts
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] cesario
Character(s)/Pairing(s): King Henry VI
Rating: G, I think. Nothing in here except gen and angst.
Summary: Henry had only ever wanted to be good. And that was not enough for kings.

Once upon a time, a Henry killed a Richard. )
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Title: Yield Day to Night, or, the Problem with Imported Queens
Author: [livejournal.com profile] roz_mcclure
Play: between Henry V and 1 Henry VI
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] fionn_a_bhair
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Katherine/Suffolk
Summary: "Ned, I think the Queen Dowager is hitting on me," the fourth earl of Suffolk was overheard to say in the Temple Bar on a Friday afternoon during the recess of Parliament.
Rating: PG

Katherine wept the way she did everything else: beautifully, and with purpose. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Your Grace
Author: [livejournal.com profile] house_kitten
Play: Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 respectively
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] mirabehn
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Hal/Poins (cos I love 'em!)
Warnings: bum sex, and a one-sentence reference to what Falstaff gets up to.
Rating: R for explicit (but not too explicit) sex
Notes: I wrote this in under two hours as a last minute and happily undertaken favour so it's a little rough and most certianly not my best work! So I don't know...judge accordingly?
Summary: Hal and Poins get up to a bit of fun in Mistress Quickly's tavern; total PWP

Falstaff and the rest of the Eastcheap gang were up to their usual carousing in Mistress Quickly's tavern. All except Prince Hal who was ensconced in a corner nursing a cup of sack while he watched the others play. The Mistress herself was nowhere to be seen, but she had sent Doll Tearsheet out to lighten Hal's mood. The blonde harlot draped herself contentedly on the Prince, yet even when she was so bold as to sit in his lap he paid her no heed. His steely blue eyes were focused solely on the dark haired man currently matching Falstaff in a drinking contest. )
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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: A Good Jest For Ever (1 H IV 2.2.94)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lite_bright
Play: I + II Henry IV (plus hilariously inept quoting of Henry V, by Pistol)
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] borusa
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Pistol, Bardolph and Poins.
Warnings: (if necessary) None. Well, drinking. Also Pistol trying to whore it up.
Rating: PG
Notes: Very silly. Not really much redeeming value. Like beer, in a way.
Summary: Pistol has a good time. This is not such a great time for everyone else. Everyone may play beer pong. Whatever, internal chronology; set in some nebulously pre-modern pubs. Hackneyed attempts at rhetoric and humor follow.

It is an unseasonably warm evening for April, and the matted and rich-smelling rushes from winter have been turned, leaving their heavy stench in the air. The tavern-keeper and his mistress purposefully bustle, limiting their movement by foreknowledge, practice, and simple lethargy, as their lone patron sluggishly naps. )
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Title: Slovenly Unhandsome
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Play: Richard II and 1 Henry IV
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] lite_bright
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Hotspur, Kate, Hal
Warnings: Historical AU
Rating: PG-13
Notes: [livejournal.com profile] lite_bright's prompt was enticingly nonspecific, so I took a few ideas from it (student AU, unpleasant Hal, Percy Sr.) and ran away laughing. Hope that works for the recipient!
Summary: War is Hell; reconstruction is purgatory. Hotspur recuperates from World War II.

After the war, Hotspur doesn't trot off to school like what mates he had could afford it--smacks to him of middle-class pretensions, and he's one to call a spade a spade. While everybody's lucky charm Prince Harry is nancing about in Cambridge or Oxford or wherever the fuck he went, Hotspur's helping to rebuild fucking Germany. )
[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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Title: "'Tis not the balm, the sceptre and the ball...."
Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_red_shoes
Play: Henry IV 1 and 2, a little bit of Henry V? Begins just before Richard reaches Waterford.
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Hal/Richard II....sort of.
Rating: Irredeemably gen.
Notes: I have taken the liberty of Richard's knighting Hal before they reach Ireland, instead of afterwards.
Summary: "What drink'st thou oft, instead of homage sweet, But poison'd flattery? O, be sick, great greatness, And bid thy ceremony give thee cure!"

It was the first time Hal had ever been out of England, the first (and possibly last, he couldn't help thinking) time he had ever been on a ship, and the first time he had ever been so sick he thought he might die. )
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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] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Gross Flesh
Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_alchemist
Play: Richard II, mostly
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Character(s): Richard II and others
Warnings: voyeurism? Do I need to warn you about that?
Rating: um... PG?
Summary: The ghost of Richard II sets out to take revenge on Henry IV and family, enlisting an unexpected helper.


'Mount, mount, my soul. Thy seat is up on high, whilst my gross flesh sinks downward, here to die!' said Richard, and sank backwards. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Guinevere
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Play: Mostly 2 Henry VI, but references to Part I.
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] roz_mcclure
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Margaret/Suffolk, Henry/Margaret
Summary: The wind whipped through his bright hair, just as Margaret's fingers had on the day they first met. Her own serpent in that garden in Anjou, promising all the world in a smile that set her heart pounding like the drums that called her father to war. A war she had ended with her marriage to King Henry.
Rating: PG13
Notes: The request was for Margaret/Suffolk with particular emphasis on snark and double-dealing. This ended up with somewhat more angst than I had intended, but I hope you enjoy!

Ladies in romances were never seasick. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Perception Of Excellence
Author: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Play: Henry IV, Part I
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Character: Hotspur (Henry Percy)
Warnings: None
Rating: PG-13 or equivalent
Notes: Character driven ficlet, approx. 1700 words.
Summary: Hotspur sees the centre of the perfect round....

The first time he fell in love, it was with war. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
So I was having a conversation with [livejournal.com profile] fubarite and [livejournal.com profile] roz_mcclure on [livejournal.com profile] fubarite's lj where this idea came up, and [livejournal.com profile] roz_mcclure was posting recently about all the histories!squee on her flist, what with the new RSC productions running end-to-end and all, and I thought, well, wouldn't it be cool to take advantage of this and hold a ficathon since while there is Shakesfic about, most of it is non-histories-related? And then [livejournal.com profile] cesario enabled me and now here we are.

Just to gauge interest...

[Poll #1156515]

I might actually host it here -- I am fond of this little comm even though it is very, very quiet most of the time.

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