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Thursday - Names

Hello, I’m crazycatt71 and today's theme is Names
Nicknames, real names, full names, family names, choosing a baby name, names have power. Knowing the true name of some one allows you control over that person.

The rules still haven't changed:
No more than five prompts in a row.
No more than three prompts in the same fandom.
No spoilers in prompts.
If your fill contains spoilers, warn and leave plenty of space.
Prompts should be formatted as follows:
Fandom, Character+/Character, Prompt

Some examples to get the ball rolling...

Sherlock, John/Mary, trying to decide on a name for their baby

NCIS, Tony DiNozzo/Ziva David, Tony tells Ziva his full name before he leaves her in Israel

Merlin, Arthur, Arthur learns Merlin's true name


Not feeling any of today’s prompts? Visit the lonely prompt archive and brighten someone’s day. For more recent prompts to write, you can also use LJ’s advanced search options to limit keyword results to only comments in this community.

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luorescence
Feb. 27th, 2014 12:37 pm (UTC)
Doctor Who, anyone, the name of the Doctor
nevcolleil
Feb. 27th, 2014 12:46 pm (UTC)
Burn Notice/Chuck, Sam Axe (+ any), suddenly people are asking him if he's "that Chuck"... and now that it's clear these people mostly want to kill him, the answer is obviously "No!"
hematitebadger
Feb. 27th, 2014 08:35 pm (UTC)
No fill, but
Just reading this prompt was the best laugh I've had so far today. :)
ivotedforsaxon
Feb. 27th, 2014 01:22 pm (UTC)
Revolution, Miles/Bass,

I never really liked my name
Until I found out what it tastes like
When you sigh it into my mouth...
ivotedforsaxon
Feb. 27th, 2014 01:23 pm (UTC)
Revolution, Duncan/Charlie, "I don't even know your last name, kid."
tigriswolf
Feb. 27th, 2014 02:00 pm (UTC)

Author’s choice, author’s choice, [character’s] daemon is named Nerium
rett_chan
Mar. 4th, 2014 08:23 am (UTC)
Along Came A Spider (Stoker; murder, attempted rape, implied masturbation, implied pre-incest)
India Stoker is eight years old when she finds out what her Nerium's name means. She isn't exactly sure what to think.

Nerium laughs. "I still like it."

Slowly, India nods. "Yes. Me too, but I wonder what Josefin and Idwal were thinking."

"It was probably Idwal's idea."

Their mother is their mother and she and her dæmon probably love them, but they've never been entirely certain of it.

"A toxic garden plant," muses Nerium, and wraps around her neck as a moccasin. "Maybe one day we'll grow wild."

"Why would we do that?"

Nerium doesn't answer. India thinks of a dozen answers all by herself, and then does her best to forget them.

~

All of India's classmates' dæmons settle before Nerium. It's another reason for them to be harassed; pretty, strange girl and her strange dæmon.

Their eighteenth birthday and their father's dead and Nerium still hasn't settled. India doesn't know who she is, not really, and maybe that is why.

They have never met anyone like Uncle Charlie and his Angelique, who is a large, slender hawk with dark feathers, for the most part, although there are lighter bars on her tail and wingtips.

Later, they will learn that she is a zone-tailed hawk, and in the wild these hawks fly in the midst of turkey vultures so that prey does not see them coming.

Charlie says that Angelique is shy. Their mother seems to believe him, probably because of the hawk's habit of hunching on his shoulder and speaking to no one.

Angelique isn't shy. She just isn't interested enough to talk to anyone except Charlie and Nerium. India watches with narrowed eyes as Nerium takes bald eagle form to perch beside Angelique, who whispers something low and intimate.

Nerium was never much interested in anyone but India, before; sometimes not even Father's Josefin.

Already seated at the piano, India starts to play. Charlie joins her, and isn't it funny how he plays so well, when he'd told Mother that he was a beginner?

Later, she asks Nerium, "Do you like Angelique?"

"No," says Nerium, and India can't quite tell if he, her own soul, is telling the truth. "But she's interesting."

That, she knows she agrees with.

~

India helps her uncle bury a boy's body while Nerium clings to her neck as a black spider about an inch long, just the same as he has since the boy stopped breathing. He's quiet, and she knows he's lost in thought.

"He was going to rape you," he says, later, in the shower. "I'm not sorry Charlie killed him."

"I know," she says. "Me neither."

He hesitates, and then murmurs, "I'm not sorry about the others, either."

She thinks about that, shrugs. "Me neither."

She really, really isn't sorry.

"You're not going to change again, are you?" she says, and reaches between her legs.

~

Author's note: Nerium's settled form is a Sydney funnel-web spider.
tigriswolf
Feb. 27th, 2014 02:01 pm (UTC)

Captain America: The First Avengers, Steve + Bucky, how did James Buchanan Barnes become Bucky?
tigriswolf
Feb. 27th, 2014 02:02 pm (UTC)

Teen Wolf (TV), author’s choice, [Stiles’ birth name] died with his mother. Stiles is what crawled inside his cooling corpse and blinked those sightless eyes

(… where Claudia died in a car accident a week before her diagnosis? I dunno. Just run with it.]
tigriswolf
Feb. 27th, 2014 02:03 pm (UTC)

Teen Wolf (TV), Stiles, “If you knew who I was, you’d fear me.”
tigriswolf
Feb. 27th, 2014 02:05 pm (UTC)

Harry Potter, Harry/Ginny, “No,” [Harry or Ginny] says. “I’ll not name my child after anyone dead. Let them have a name of their own.”
evil_little_dog
Feb. 27th, 2014 02:11 pm (UTC)
Fullmetal Alchemist, Edward, It's not that he has a problem remembering names, he just prefers nicknames. Like 'bastard'. Or 'gear head'.
evil_little_dog
Feb. 27th, 2014 02:12 pm (UTC)
Fullmetal Alchemist, Edward/Winry, They didn't name any of their kids after anyone they knew.
evil_little_dog
Feb. 27th, 2014 02:13 pm (UTC)
Burn Notice, Sam Axe+Any, 'Chuck Finley is forever.'
evil_little_dog
Feb. 27th, 2014 02:15 pm (UTC)
Burn Notice, Fiona+/Michael(+Sam), The first time she learns his (their) real name(s).
evil_little_dog
Feb. 27th, 2014 02:17 pm (UTC)
Any (where parties might go undercover), M+/F, Using the nickname 'Pooky' means the mission is beyond FUBAR.
bererjs
Feb. 27th, 2014 02:23 pm (UTC)
BBC Sherlock, Mycroft, They call you what?
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