I basically ran out of time to write a proper recs post, alas, but I did end up with a list of notated with squee
bookmarks of my favourites so far. I'm still slowly making my way through the archive.
Despite all the prompts I bookmarked, I only wrote one story for Yuletide /o\ Which made me feel incredibly guilty haha. Next year I'll try to return some of the good karma that were my wonderful gifts.
My story:Not Silver
(1354 words) by rosaxx50
Fandom: Bloodlines Series - Richelle Mead
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Adrian Ivashkov/Sydney Sage, Eddie Castile/Jill Mastrano
Characters: Adrian Ivashkov, Sydney Sage, Eddie Castile, Jill Mastrano Dragomir
Additional Tags: 10 Things, Yuletide
But it had all been so inevitable, at its core. She had seen Adrian, his shell of pain and core of chaos, found herself reflected in his eyes as though he could see through her too. Loneliness was a pain so old and entrenched she only noticed it in its sudden absence. When she's around Adrian, she feels not alone, and that makes every dangerous stolen minute worth the risk.
10 things you don't know about Adrian and Sydney.
I got matched with someone who had multiple fandoms I was familiar with--though I had only offered Vampire Academy and Bloodlines among her requests. I settled on their Adrian/Sydney ask because (1) OTP and (2) It was the fandom I'd had the most success writing and finishing
stories for. The request
was vague enough I was stumped about how to begin, but then figured that the recipient just wanted her OTP fix and rolled with that since it gave me a chance to write something I had wanted to for ages: my various headcanons of the warm
and non-angsty type.
It was easy to write, overall, because I'd had bits of it noted down already--and then I went back to check her dear yuletide letter and realized that the letter didn't let me write just
the first pairing, which was all I had included at that point because I'd misinterpreted her ask for OTP fix as letting me off the hook when it came to including all four characters. Cue panic at figuring out how to include secondary pairing in a convincing way, to understand them well enough not to derail the progression.
I wrote this all the way back in early November, before The Fiery Heart
came out (I still haven't read the book because I am the worst) and ended up being incredibly nervous that everything in the story would end up either jossed or so obvious that the headcanons would seem like just reiterating canon--but apparently they did not. \o/ And I got a nice comment from the recipient right after the archive went live. \o/ All in all, a happy Yuletide.