R/S Games: Day 31 - Fic (mod exhibition pieces)

Team Mod
Fic:
Title/Link:
Discards: Commencement
Rating: PG
Word Count: 2800
Summary: College graduation is a time for new beginnings. That's why they call it "commencement".
Prompt: #48 - song: "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles

Team Mod
Fic:
Title/Link:
Welcome to Home
Rating: PG
Word Count: 2100
Summary: Years after the Second War concluded, Remus and Sirius found their way to a very unusual and unexpected home
Prompt: C - “...their relationship was a point of near-constant discussion in Night Vale, all of their imperfections and faults, which made them individuals worth loving. They had built those faults into the usual messy, comfortable, patched-up, beautiful structure that any functioning long-term relationship ended up being.” - excerpt from Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor

R/S Games: Day 30 - Fic & Art

Team Sirius
Fic:
Title/Link:
Fairytales & Prayers
Rating: PG-13
Image Count: 11 Chapters, 19 drawings
Summary: Sirius and Remus' friendship through to the end, illustrated correspondence and events.
Prompt: #2 - "Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale." - Unknown

Team Remus
Fic:
Title/Link:
Between Towers
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 8800
Summary: Through the doorway at the end of the entrance hall, he could see a wide portion of the small quad ahead. Green and lush. It was early October, and the sun was shining, thank the lord. Or at least thank Merlin. It was Michaelmas. And Remus was taking up a place at Oxford to study English.
Prompt: #76 - picture: open case, painted blue, containing leather gloves, a leather billfold, and vintage photographs

R/S Games: Day 29 - Fics

Team Remus
Fic:
Title/Link:
EXILE / RETURN
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 5000
Summary: Sirius makes a road trip down to the Gower peninsula. Non-magic AU. 1980s-1990s.
Prompt: #13 - "A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image." - Joan Didion

Team Sirius
Fic:
Title/Link:
A House in Summer
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 6800
Summary: Sirius lies low at Lupin's, but he's afraid he's not as welcome as he'd like to be.
Prompt: #72 - painting: "Bedroom at Arles" by Vincent Van Gogh (c. 1888)

Team Remus
Fic:
Title/Link:
The Day The World Went Away
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 6000
Summary: The death of a relationship, and how it came to be. A glimpse into the life of Remus Lupin from 1978-1984 and everything he lost.
Prompt: #5 - "I cannot fix the hour or the spot or the look or the words which laid the foundation. It was too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun." - excerpt from the novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

R/S Games: Day 28 - Fics

Team Sirius
Fic:
Title/Link: Eclipse Season
Rating: Teen (for language)
Word Count: 6500
Summary: Sirius was a disappointment, but he was other things, too. (Or: three snapshots.)
Prompt: #63 - song: "History" by One Direction

Team Remus
Fic:
Title/Link: Sushi for Beginners
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 4600
Summary: Remus and Sirius go out for sushi: then and now.
An AU where Voldemort doesn’t exist, Remus is a senior lecturer in archaeology and Sirius is a TV star.
Prompt: #63 - song: "History" by One Direction

R/S Games: Day 27 - Fics

Team Remus
Fic:
Title/Link: A Fire Shared
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1600
Summary: The war is over, and Sirius has burnt down the life they had been building together in a single, terrible act of betrayal. As the smoke clears, Remus struggles to come to terms with this new loneliness.
Prompt: #39 - "We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.”
- from the play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard

Team Sirius
Fic:
Title/Link: Let your heart go
Rating: T
Word Count: 9600
Summary: Sirius hadn’t gone in with stars in his eyes at the promise of a glamorous future as a fashion model. But in time, the stars had come. When he met Remus Lupin, it took everything in him not to let his heart go though, was there ever a choice?
Prompt: #68 - song: "Wind in the Wires" by Patrick Wolf

R/S Games: Day 26 - Fics

Team Sirius
Fic:
Title/Link: The Truth in Potions
Rating: R
Word Count: 43,000
Summary: Sirius Black was dosed with several truth potions over the course of his life. Each of them changed him, and one changed everything.
Prompt: #20 - "There was once a young man who wished to gain his Heart's Desire." - opening line of the novel Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Team Remus
Fic:
Title/Link: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road
Rating: E
Word Count: 7200
Summary: (July 1995) - Sirius Black is lying low at the home of his former lover, Remus Lupin and feeling restless. Remus decides to take a trip down memory lane to help him feel better.
Prompt: #58 - song: “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by Elton John

R/S Games: Day 25 - Fics

Team Remus
Fic:
Title/Link: Life In The Grey
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 6800
Summary: Remus shares his diary with Sirius, hoping to finally put the past to rest.
Prompt: #25 - "I want you to know / one thing. / You know how this is: / if I look / at the crystal moon, at the red branch / of the slow autumn at my window, / if I touch / near the fire / the impalpable ash / or the wrinkled body of the log, / everything carries me to you, / as if everything that exists, / aromas, light, metals, / were little boats / that sail / toward those isles of yours that wait for me." - excerpt from the poem "If You Forget Me" by Pablo Neruda

Team Sirius
Fic:
Title/Link: This Word Lies At The Bottom Of A Lake
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 7900
Summary: Briefly he'd considered going to visit Remus, but Sirius has too many stacked up feelings about him to add any more, and he doesn't trust himself not to ruin their carefully patched situation in the wake of the incident – it's only been a year, after all, and there's no better way to shatter a barely recovered friendship than by doing something stupid like throwing out a declaration of love in the middle of explaining the myriad ways in which your family is deranged and terrible. So instead Sirius had hailed the Knight Bus and requested Bowness-on-Windermere.
Prompt: #39 - "We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.” - from the play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard

Fic: Northern Sky

A fic inspired by an additional RS Games prompt, in addition to my official Games fic... This one's not part of the Games, it's just something I did for fun and extra. And because I'd just been in Iceland, and I thought about watching the northern lights, and how romantic it would be to share that beauty for the first time with someone you loved, and it made me want to write this:

Title: Northern Sky
Author: starfishstar
Rating: PG-13
Summary: On a cold night on a mountain in Iceland, Remus takes Sirius to a place neither of them has been before.
Prompt: “Touch me, touch the palm of your hand to my body as I pass,
Be not afraid of my body.”
~ Walt Whitman
Words: 6,600
Link: Northern Sky

R/S Games: Day 24 - Fic

Team Sirius
Fic:
Title/Link: Devil’s Bridge
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 30,000
Summary: A non-magical AU set in a dystopian world not at all inspired by current events where Voldemort is the UK’s fascist dictator. Sirius is sent to prison as an innocent man and escapes to avenge James and Lily - only to discover that the man he loved knows he is innocent.
Prompt: F - picture: four teenage boys sitting on a bench under a sign for Devil's Bridge, Wales