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Somebody, some wonderful and adorable person, bought me a virtual lolly for Valentine's Day (which I would show you but I've already scoffed it *g*) and wrote me a gorgeous little Lupin/Snape snippet. I didn't think anyone on my flist was remotely interested in writing Snupin, and now I'm obsessively re-reading it to see if I recognise the writing style. Anyway, I'm thrilled to pieces - thank you so much, anonymous valentine! I'm sure you all want to read it, don't you?

As Remus made his way down the corridors, every smiling face made his heart ache a little more. With each red envelope, there was a new shower of fluttering hearts, or the fresh scent of flowers. Another knife in the wound.

He had known today, of all days, would be painful without her. But he would not hide from his duty. After Voldemort’s defeat, those who remained had come here, to Hogwarts. Snape had retreated to his dungeons, rebuilding what was left of Slytherin house. McGonagall, now Headmaster, had asked Lupin to teach DADA, and he had agreed. For the children’s sake, he would pretend this was a happy day.

Remus stopped, taking a deep breath, before entering the Great Hall. He made his way to the staff table, ignoring the commotion as best he could. When he reached his seat, a small white envelope was waiting for him. He groaned, glancing down the length of the staff table, but no one was watching at the moment. He’d best get this over with and find out which misguided student he needed to set straight.

He tore off the corner of the envelope, ready to muffle it inside his coat, but it stayed silent. Cautiously, he opened it, sliding the note into the palm of his hand. No showers of rose petals. Under the cover of the table, he read the note.

“We are all that remains. Can we start again?”

It was unsigned, but he thought he recognized the careful scrawl. He looked down the staff table and found black eyes watching him, calmly evaluating. Remus smiled, the pain in his heart just a bit less. There was the ghost of an answering smile, quickly stifled, before Snape turned away and the swing of his dark hair hid his expression.


Isn't that just the loveliest thing ever? I feel a little guilty, because usually I detest Valentine's Day with the passion of the inveterate cynic. If you introduced Ebenezer Scrooge to the concept of Valentine's Day, that would be me. And now my anonymous gift has reduced me to a pile of schmoopy pink mush on the floor. (That was kind of a disgusting analogy, wasn't it? I didn't mean it literally. I'm still flesh and blood.)

So. I feel I should spread the love somehow by being nice to my flist - for a change ;-). If you all want to give me a prompt and a pairing, I will write you each a drabble. And because I'm feeling brave, I'll do any pairing you ask, although if I've never written them before I can't guarantee it'll be good. No need to restrict yourelves to dS. I'll write Snupin, House/Wilson, Aziraphale/Crowley, Hamlet/Horatio...suggest anything you want, and if I know the source material I'll write it! I've never seen SGA or BSG, before you ask. Or Wilby Wonderful. Sorry. But I will re-watch The Princess Bride if anyone asks for it, or maybe even if no-one does. Okay, I'm going to shut up now. Prompts...GO!

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Date: 2008-02-15 01:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] malnpudl.livejournal.com
Oooh! What a wonderful little gift ficlet! Fandom is an awesome thing.

And so are you for offering drabbles! :-)

Ummm... let's see. F/K, secret touches. Can you work with that?

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Date: 2008-02-17 07:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kill-claudio.livejournal.com
'Secret touches'? *giggles like a ten-year old* That's great. I'll put the snippets in a separate post rather than the comments, as some of them got a bit long.

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Date: 2008-02-15 03:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mickeymvt.livejournal.com
I love when people offer to write for me, so... Ray/Fraser and the prompt of tape (masking, video, your pick on which kind)

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Date: 2008-02-17 07:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kill-claudio.livejournal.com
'Tape' is a good prompt - very open to interpretation, that's always handy! Some of the snippets got a bit long so I'll put them in a separate post.

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Date: 2008-02-15 03:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vsee.livejournal.com
I can't help but jump at any chance to see you write RayK/Fraser. prompt:something unexpected.

I've been alternating between cynicism and choking schmoopiness today. Believe me, that's way more confusing than straight Scroogeitude.

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Date: 2008-02-17 07:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kill-claudio.livejournal.com
That does sound confusing - maybe you can settle for somewhere in between? And 'Scroogeitude' - great word! I'll post the snippets hopefully this evening.

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Date: 2008-02-15 04:32 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] keerawa.livejournal.com
Yay! I want Crowley and the due South character of your choice. Slash or gen, but with the prompt "temptation".

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Date: 2008-02-17 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kill-claudio.livejournal.com
Oooh, crossover - I'll do my best! I'll post this evening, with any luck. I am an awfully slow writer.

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Date: 2008-02-15 09:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] luzula
Oooh! *pounces*

teenage!Fraser/Smithbauer, prompt: blow (interpreted any way you want).

And congratulations on your snippet!

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Date: 2008-02-17 07:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kill-claudio.livejournal.com
Blow, eh? I've never written Fraser/Smithbauer before, but I'm happy to have a go. I'll try and post this evening.

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Date: 2008-02-15 11:50 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] tanisafan.livejournal.com
Omigosh, that is a freaking wonderful snippet. I want to keep it in my pocket and feed it M&M's.

I'm absurdly cynical about Valentine's day, too, but when I got home last night? Someone had thrown rose petals all over the entire length of my street's sidewalk. I have to admit that that's pretty impressive ;).

And huh, if you're not too swamped already: I've never read Aziraphale/Crowley, but I really want to *g*. Because they're so adorkable. Prompt, um, tea.

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Date: 2008-02-17 07:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kill-claudio.livejournal.com
That is kind of sweet. And that way everyone gets to enjoy the rose petals. Aaaw.

If you want to read some more Aziraphale/Crowley, [livejournal.com profile] goodrecs has an Aziraphale/Crowley tag (http://community.livejournal.com/goodrecs/tag/aziraphale/crowley) and the stuff recced there tends to be of fairly decent quality - certainly better than what I'll probably write! *g*

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Date: 2008-02-23 07:00 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Mwa ha ha! I'm glad you liked it. The pairing was just for you, because I know it's one of your favorites. If you're still up for writing more, I'd love to see you write another Snupin.

Your secret admirer returns...

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Date: 2008-02-25 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kill-claudio.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! I love it completely, especially the little hint of Remus/Tonks, which is a pairing I like too, if only it didn't interfere with my OTP. I'm flattered you liked my own sad attempt at Snupin, and I will certainly try to write more.

I feel a bit like the Milk Tray lady now...

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Date: 2008-02-28 05:59 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Your Snupin is the first thing I ever read of yours, and it was good enough to make me read your other stuff.