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Kin'youbi ✎ Rare Pairs (and Crack Pairs)

Happy Friday, y'all~! I'm creepy_shetan, and my guest hosting responsibilities are almost finished. I've enjoyed this week and I hope you have, too. =^.^= Let's continue to share intriguing prompts and fantastic fills, shall we?

Today's theme: rare pairs. It's time to share your less-popular-in-fandom-yet-no-less-loved-by-you pairing ideas and see if you can infect other people's brains / lure others to the dark side. >:D Romantic and platonic duos are welcome today, as well as crack pairs. So what if they haven't officially met in canon? So what if they live in different time periods or on different planets? Just go for it, dude. A kind author Love will find a way. ~_^

A reminder of the rules:
✦ Use the full names of the fandom(s) and character(s) in your prompts
✦ No more than five prompts in a row per day
✦ No more than three prompts per fandom per day
✦ If one or more of your prompts is filled today, then you may prompt again
✦ Include a clear warning for any possible triggers in prompts and fills
✦ For prompts, no spoilers until one month after the airdate/release (use a spoiler tag to hide part or all of the text)
✦ For fills, warn for spoilers clearly, and either leave blank space before the text or hide the text under a spoiler tag

Please remember to use the proper format for prompts.
➔ ➔ ➔ Fandom [/ Crossover], Character [+ or / Relationship], Prompt
Again, please include the full names of the fandom(s) and character(s). This is so that unfilled prompts can easily be added to the Lonely Prompts Spreadsheet and be found through manual search.

Examples:
For a single fandom:
✧ Burn Notice, Mason Gilroy/Michael Westen, it takes Michael a while to realize that he has stopped awkwardly brushing off Gilroy's advances and has started flirting back
✧ Star Wars, Poe Dameron + or / General Hux + any, they were left alone together for approximately eleven standard minutes

For multiple fandoms / crossovers:
✧ Devil May Cry/Resident Evil, Dante + or / Leon S. Kennedy, after a narrow escape from an especially nasty (demon or zombie) encounter

We are now using AO3 to keep track of filled prompts. If you fill a prompt and (cross-)post it to AO3, please add your story to the Bite Sized Bits of Fic from 2016 collection. More information on this can be found here.

If the plot bunnies aren’t biting you today, feel free to check out our Lonely Prompts Spreadsheet (ever a work in progress) or the community's archive calendar. Another prompt archive (and recent work in progress by comm members) is here. You can also find prompts to write (and fills to read) with LJ’s advanced search options by limiting keyword results to comments posted in this community. (We exist on delicious as well, but it's rather dusty.)
While the above are available options, the simplest method might be to bookmark prompts that you like as you find them and return later when inspiration strikes.

Thanks for putting up with me this week. ❤


tag="Rare Pairs"

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megan_moonlight
Mar. 18th, 2016 12:32 pm (UTC)
MCU/Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Melinda May/Darcy Lewis, Darcy asking Melinda out on a date
salmon_pink
Mar. 18th, 2016 03:57 pm (UTC)
Fill (1/2)
The thing is, Darcy’s not exactly a fan of SHIELD. Not that SHIELD technically exists anymore, not since Captain America blew those Helicarriers out of the sky and brought the whole thing crumbling down. She’s not sure if the crew she’s been spending time with lately can really be called SHIELD, if SHIELD is dead and all.

But that’s what they call themselves, and they sure as hell dress like those the SHIELD agents that swooped in on Darcy and Jane and Erik back in New Mexico, so Darcy’s willing to call a spade a spade.

Darcy’s not a fan of SHIELD, but she is a fan of Melinda May. More than simply a fan, because whatever she feels for May has veered way past mere admiration and gone straight into full ‘have my children’ mode.

Basically, Darcy has a giant, embarrassing, all-encompassing, sickeningly earnest crush.

May being a SHIELD agent should be a deterrent, but it’s absolutely not, no matter how little Darcy thinks of the organisation. It actually kind of makes the crush worse, because May looks really damn good in that uniform, with the tight black fabric and the Kevlar and the earpiece.

It’s the gun, too - Darcy’s not into guns, but she’s seen May wielding a weapon before and it kind of does things for her. Does things to her, by which she means ‘gets Darcy really hot under the collar’. Admittedly it might not be the gun so much as some sort of competency kink, or just being really turned-on by how well-trained and dangerous May is, because Darcy’s had a similar reaction to seeing May fight bad guys with her bare fists.

It’s not only the ‘frighteningly sexy covert operative’ thing May has going, though. True, that is really, really appealing. But it’s also just May; who she is behind the SHIELD façade. It’s her poker face, and the softness underneath, and how she cares for people, looking out for them in ways they don’t even notice. It’s the way she warms up the more Darcy gets to know her. It’s her intelligence and her loyalty and her sardonic one-liners, because if living in England has taught Darcy anything, it’s an appreciation for a dry sense of humour.

So Darcy has a crush. A big one. And normally she’d do what any reasonable person would do - obsess endlessly, doodle hearts all over her notebook, imagine their perfect life together, but never actually say anything.

But Darcy’s life is kind of crazy these days. That’s the whole reason she’s been spending time with SHIELD - because her proximity to superhero-related business has put a target on her back. Having her life saved more than once, having her life saved by May, it’s made Darcy realise that you can’t just wait around and expect life to happen to you. You have go out and grab it.

Which is easy in theory. In practice? Not so much.

But she’s gonna try.
salmon_pink
Mar. 18th, 2016 03:58 pm (UTC)
Fill (2/2)
May looks back at her with that carefully blank expression, but Darcy’s not going to be put off. She takes a deep breath, balls her hands into fists, and goes for it.

“Do you want to go to dinner with me?”

There, that wasn’t so bad.

Except May isn’t reacting. At all. But Darcy didn’t spend all that time rehearsing this for nothing, so she barrels on.

“I know you probably think it’s a bad idea, because you’re SHIELD and that makes it dangerous for anyone to get close to you and blah blah blah. But remember that part where my roommates are an acclaimed astrophysicist known for working with the Avengers and, oh yeah, an actual Avenger!? I’d say that means I’m already well aware of the risks, so don’t even try that with me.”

She stops, breathes in again.

May’s still not reacting.

“So you can’t use that as an excuse not to date me. But, uh, if you don’t want to? Date me, that is. I get that, and I won’t be upset or anything. Just saying. Because I realise I got a little confrontational there, sort of, and this isn’t exactly going as well as it did in front of my bathroom mirror.”

May just watches her.

“Okay,” Darcy sighs, managing a smile. “Good talk.”

She’s almost turned away when May says, “I’ll pick you up at eight.”

Darcy doesn’t gape at her. At least, she doesn’t gape too much. “Eight?”

“You like Italian?” May asks, her voice even.

Everyone likes Italian,” Darcy points out. But she’s already backing away, because she doesn’t want to push this, doesn’t want to push her luck. May just agreed to go on a date. With her. Darcy’s pretty sure if she so much as blinks wrong right now, the universe will find a way to take this away from her, so she’s not going to tempt fate. “Eight o’clock?”

“Eight o’clock,” May confirms, all business, and Darcy spins on her heel and starts to quickly walk away, because she’s only got five hours to freak out at Jane over the phone and figure out what the hell to wear.

One thing Darcy does like about SHIELD, besides May, is that they’re big on keeping up appearances. That means they keep their stupidly big SUVs nice and clean, the black paint and dark windows all shiny with not a single fingerprint on them.

Which means Darcy gets a clear view of May in the reflection on the car’s window, just in time to see May’s small but sweet little smile.
nagi_schwarz
Mar. 18th, 2016 05:01 pm (UTC)
RE: Fill (2/2)
Totally not my fandom or ship, but so cute! The earnestness of Darcy's crush and how Melinda lets her be all nervous and freak out and then saying yes was super adorable. Way to work the tension. :)

Edited at 2016-03-18 05:02 pm (UTC)
salmon_pink
Mar. 19th, 2016 06:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Fill (2/2)
Thank you so much! The idea of combining Darcy's 'say whatever jumps into your head' personality with Melinda's epic pokerface was so fun for me to resist! :D
megan_moonlight
Mar. 18th, 2016 07:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Fill (2/2)
That was so good! I love how you wrote Darcy talking at to May, how she freaked out and May smiling in the end!

Thank you so much for writing this :D
salmon_pink
Mar. 19th, 2016 06:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Fill (2/2)
You're massively welcome - I don't think this ship has ever occured to me before, but I saw the prompt and knew I had to give it a try. ^___^
megan_moonlight
Mar. 19th, 2016 07:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Fill (2/2)
I thought of this ship right before posting the prompt, actually, so I'm not sure if anyone ever though of it before - I never really checked *lol*
But I got curious, and now that I've read your fic I'm sure I definitely ship it ;)

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