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Title: Some Notes on the Segregation of the Queen.

Author: Prochytes.

Fandom: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D./Elementary.

Rating: PG-13. Angst.

Characters/Pairing: Daisy Johnson, Melinda May (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D); Sherlock Holmes, Joan Watson (Elementary).

Disclaimer: Not mine, any of it.

Summary: In which Joan has a baffling death on a freeway to solve; Sherlock has an enigmatic lodger; and New York City has a case of the shakes.

Word Count: 4658.

A/N: Spoilers for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D to 3x22 “Ascension” and Jessica Jones to 1x13 “AKA Smile”; small spoilers for Elementary to 4x04 “All My Exes Live in Essex”. May echoes a short passage from ACD’s A Study in Scarlet. Mary quotes Vergil, Georgics 4.212 at one point, and Sherlock quotes a line attributed to Vergil of somewhat doubtful provenance; both translations are mine.





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09 August 2016 @ 01:38 pm
Title: Anticipation.
Author: Prochytes.
Fandom: Dark Matter (TV).
Rating: PG-13.
Characters/Pairing: Two, Nyx.
Disclaimer: None of the past-bereft or future-dazzled pretty belongs to me.
Summary: There’s more than one way to read a future.
Word Count: 692.
A/N: Spoilers for Dark Matter to 2x06.


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Title: The Sword in “The Stone”.
Author: Prochytes.
Fandom: X-Men (movie-verse, new time-line).
Rating: PG-13. Angst, with references to racism and substance abuse.
Characters/Pairing: Psylocke, Raven Darkholme, Brian Braddock.
Disclaimer: All Marvel’s – not mine.
Summary: When the errant Horsewoman is finally tracked down, it isn’t where most people would have thought to find her.
Word Count: 3689.
A/N: Spoilers for “X-Men: Apocalypse”.



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26 June 2016 @ 09:35 pm
Title: Who Only Stand and Wait.
Author: Prochytes.
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Rating: PG-13. Angst.
Characters/Pairing: Edwin Jarvis/Ana Jarvis, The Vision/Wanda Maximoff.
Disclaimer: This all belongs to Marvel.
Summary: Once there was a man called Edwin Jarvis. He was not J.A.R.V.I.S.. He is not The Vision.
The pertinent data are nonetheless of interest.
Word Count: 548.
A/N: Spoilers for Agent Carter to 2x08 “The Edge of Mystery”, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Captain America: Civil War. The title is from the end of a sonnet by John Milton.

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Title: Dreams to Sell (Part Two – Chapters Five to Eight and Epilogue).
Author: Prochytes.
Fandoms: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D./Torchwood
Rating: PG-13. Angst, dark themes, and violence.
Characters/Pairing: Gwen Cooper (Torchwood); Phil Coulson, Daisy Johnson, Melinda May, Grant Ward ( Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).
Disclaimer: Marvel and the Beeb own the goodies.
Summary: Long ago, an 0-8-4 was cached in the Home Counties. Several parties are interested in securing it. The custodian is very Welsh, and not constrained by a strict regard for the truth. But it’s always possible to make a deal.
Word Count: 12206.
A/N: Spoilers for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D to 2x22 “S.O.S.” and Torchwood to 4x11: “The Blood Line”. Title and chapter-headings are from “Dream-Pedlary”, by Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Coulson at one point quotes Tennyson, “The Passing of Arthur” 2.


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Title: Dreams to Sell (Part One - Prologue and Chapters 1-4).
Author: Prochytes.
Fandoms: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D./Torchwood
Rating: PG-13. Angst, dark themes, and violence.
Characters/Pairing: Gwen Cooper (Torchwood); Phil Coulson, Daisy Johnson, Melinda May, Grant Ward ( Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).
Disclaimer: Marvel and the Beeb own the goodies.
Summary: Long ago, an 0-8-4 was cached in the Home Counties. Several parties are interested in securing it. The custodian is very Welsh, and not constrained by a strict regard for the truth. But it’s always possible to make a deal.
Word Count: 12206.
A/N: Spoilers for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D to 2x22 “S.O.S.” and Torchwood to 4x11: “The Blood Line”. Title and chapter-headings are from “Dream-Pedlary”, by Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Coulson at one point quotes Tennyson, “The Passing of Arthur” 2.


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08 December 2015 @ 11:06 pm
Title: True Colours.
Author: Prochytes.
Fandom: The Flash (2014).
Rating: PG-13. Angst.
Characters/Pairing: Doctor Light/Linda Park.
Disclaimer: Both these Earths are the property of DC. Not for profit.
Summary: What prism would you need to crack perfect Linda Park, and spill out all her bright, betraying colours?
Word Count: 508.
A/N: Spoilers for The Flash to 2x06: “Enter Zoom”. Written for consci_fan_mo in 2015.

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Title: The Tailed Lodger.
Author: Prochytes.
Fandom: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D./Sherlock.
Rating: PG-13. Angst and violence.
Characters/Pairing: Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock); Melinda May (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D).
Disclaimer: Not mine, any of it.
Summary: In Rome, a fallen detective crosses paths with a fallen secret agent. There follows a hunt for a king, and a whispered tiger.
Word Count: 5163.
A/N: Spoilers for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D to 1x09 “Repairs” and Sherlock to 3x01 “The Empty Hearse”. This takes place between S2 and S3 of Sherlock, but a long time pre-series for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (thanks to the elasticity of Marvel Time). Deeply indebted, of course, to the Conan Doyle story “The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger”; there are also spoilers for “The Adventure of Silver Blaze” .


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02 October 2015 @ 10:36 am
Title: Kryptonite.
Author: Prochytes.
Fandom: Dark Matter (TV).
Rating: U.
Characters/Pairing: Two, Five.
Disclaimer: None of the amnesiac or polymnesiac pretty belongs to me.
Summary: This was textbook Two, Five reflected: brave enough to court weakness, but afraid to let anyone else in on how the date with weakness was turning out.
Word Count: 992.
A/N: Spoilers for Dark Matter to 1x12.

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Title: The Smart List.
Author: Prochytes.
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Rating: PG-13. Some dark themes and references to past mind rape.
Characters/Pairing: Helen Cho, Tony Stark, Jane Foster, Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons, Erik Selvig, Bruce Banner, Hank Pym.
Disclaimer: This all belongs to Marvel.
Summary: Being (anecdotally) one of the seven smartest people on the planet brings the burden and the privilege of interacting with the other six.
Word Count: 3000.
A/N: Spoilers for The Incredible Hulk, The Avengers (2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Ant-Man, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to the end of Season Two. Helen’s thoughts encompass, at various points, William Wordsworth The Prelude 3.62-3 and Plato Theaetetus 174a.

‘So, Cho. Turns out you had an admirer.’ Collapse )