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Hello, mystery writer!

My AO3 name is Eida, and the fandoms and relationships I've requested are:

Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2: Paine/Rikku and Auron/Lulu

Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold: Ivan Vorpatril/Byerly Vorrutyer and Gregor Vorbarra & Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan

Shoujo Kakumei Utena | Revolutionary Girl Utena: Arisugawa Juri & Tenjou Utena, Shinohara Wakaba & Tenjou Utena, Himemiya Anthy/Tenjou Utena, and Himemiya Anthy/Tenjou Utena/Shinohara Wakaba

Crossover Fandom: Ariel (The Little Mermaid)/Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Tenjou Utena & Undyne (Undertale), and Arisugawa Juri & Undyne (Undertale)

Undertale: Papyrus & Undyne, Chara & Frisk

I've requested fanfic for all five fandoms.

My one real do-not-want is anything sexually explicit.

In general, I enjoy stories with tones ranging from fluffy to bittersweet. I like adventure/casefic as well as domestic, slice-of-life stories.

I also enjoy AU fic, especially canon divergence AUs and daemon AUs. (I'm open to pretty much any other kind of AU you can think of, with the exception of A/B/O and completely mundane modern-day AUs for fantasy/sci-fi fandoms.)

I also really enjoy epistolary fic.

Other things I like include character and relationship development, stories set pre- or post-canon, missing scenes, and worldbuilding.



Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2

(Note: I haven't played Final Mission, read Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~Eien no Daishō~, or listened to the audio drama Final Fantasy X -Will-, though I've read the FF Wiki articles about them; feel free to ignore them when writing your fic.)

Paine and Rikku two have a sort of potential opposites-attract thing going on. Both have reacted to the tragedies in their past in very different ways--Paine has become more brooding and sarcastic, while Rikku clung to optimism, even in the face of Sin, and maintained a far more perky attitude. I feel like Rikku is capable of bringing some sunshine into Paine's life, while also being able to tone it down when necessary, and that Paine can provide balance, and be something of an anchoring presence.

I'd love to see fic of them that takes place during the game itself--perhaps bonding during one of their missions--or post-canon, as they figure out where to go next after defeating Shuyin.

Auron and Lulu, on the other hand, have quite a bit in common. They're both rather serious characters who both took part in a second pilgrimage after the death of their summoner during their first. I think that there's potential for them to bond over their shared experiences and current duty, and that while both characters are rather reserved, in time, they might begin to open to one another. And there's the poignancy that comes with knowing their time together is limited, as Auron is Unsent, and canonically disappears at the game's end. (If you want to do an AU where he sticks around a bit longer, feel free, but I'm completely okay with a bittersweet ending with them cherishing what time they are able to have, even knowing it will soon end.)



Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold

I'm quite fond of Ivan/Byerly as a pairing. Ivan makes a perfect straight man for Byerly's satirical sense of humor, and they're both the sort of people who, when it comes down to it, will do the right thing (even if Ivan winds up getting dragged into situations quite against his own wishes, and Byerly goes about the whole thing in his signature sardonic fashion). It would be wonderful to see something with Byerly getting himself caught up in some sort of troublesome situation (which may or may not be related to his duties with ImpSec) and Ivan getting begrudgingly pulled along for the ride.

I'd also love to see something that explored Gregor's relationship with Cordelia, who has served as his surrogate mother for nearly his entire life--and who also has a distinctly non-Barrayaran viewpoint which has surely come in handy for him at some times. It would be equally interesting to see their relationship when Gregor is young, or when Gregor has come more into his own as Emperor.



Shoujo Kakumei Utena | Revolutionary Girl Utena

I'd love to see something post-canon. How might Juri or Wakaba meet Utena again, in the outside world? Given that, after the series, most of the students in Ohtori seemed to gradually forget Utena, how much of their earlier relationship with Utena would Juri or Wakaba remember, and would they remember more of it as they became re-acquainted? How does Utena react to seeing how her old friends have changed?

I'd also love to see something exploring Utena's romantic relationship with Anthy, once they meet again. How does their relationship develop? What difficulties do they face? (Outside Ohtori, it's far less likely that they'll have anything like a fairytale ending--and there may be some repercussions from the events of the series finale which the two of them will need to deal with.)

I also love the idea of Utena, Anthy, and Wakaba as a romantic triad. After all that Anthy and Utena have gone through together, they share a deep bond--but Wakaba and Utena share a bond, as well. I think Wakaba's presence could brighten both Utena and Anthy's lives, and that there's a certain sense of normalcy to her that--in a setting full of magic swords, duellists with dark, twisted pasts, and fairy tales gone horribly wrong--could bring a sort of balance to the relationship. I just really enjoy the idea of the three of them settling into a new life together post-canon, with Anthy and Wakaba getting to know each other a bit better (as they didn't really interact that much in canon.)



Crossover Fandom

Belle is someone who loves stories--I can't help but think she'd be fascinated to see a mermaid straight out of a fairytale appear in her life. And with Ariel's fascination with the human world, and the fact that Belle would certainly have an interest in learning about the mermaid world, they'd probably have plenty to talk about. (Though first you'd have to figure out how they'd meet, as Ariel lives in the ocean and Belle's home village appears to be somewhat inland. Perhaps Ariel makes her way upriver? Or perhaps the village is actually close enough to the ocean that the two could meet at the shore? Or maybe Ariel has made a bargain, as in canon, to get herself some legs, and makes her way to Belle's village, in which case she'd seem to be a normal human at first--but then, eventually, the truth would come out.)

As for Utena/Juri and Undyne, canonically, Undyne mentions "Alphys's history books made me think humans were cool... with their giant robots and flowery swordswomen." So far as flowery swordswomen go, both Utena and Juri surely fit the bill! (Of course, it's possible they might be just a bit burnt-out on roses and duels after the events of canon...) Even if Utena's idealism might have been tried by everything that's happened to her, she might still find Undyne's straightforward ideas about heroism, knighthood, and protecting others to be appealing, and they both want to protect the people they care about. And Undyne would certainly be sympathetic to Utena's goal to reunite with Anthy post-canon.

Juri started off with a firm disbelief that miracles were possible, but that belief, too, was tried by the events in canon. It might be interesting to see her reaction to encountering a monster--an undeniably magical creature--outside of the enclosed far-from-mundane environment of Ohtori Academy (and if Undertale and Shoujo Kakumei Utena are happening in the same 'verse in the fic, then the return of monsters to the upper world might be seen as a miracle in and of itself). In addition, it's possible the two might make for good sparring partners (even if Undyne's weapon of choice is usually a spear, rather than a fencing sword!)



Undertale

It would be wonderful to see a fic focused on Papyrus and Undyne doing something together. They're both such enthusiastic characters! Possibly another cooking class (maybe they're finally going to branch out beyond spaghetti?), or a friendly sparring match, or just hanging out at Papyrus's house waiting for Frisk's regular cell phone calls during the game, or finding new and exciting things out in the human world post-Pacifist ending. (Given Undyne's... exuberant approach towards a lot of things, one wonders what might happen if she ever convinced Papyrus to let her try driving his car.)

I really like the Chara-as-narrator theory--that is, the idea that Chara is a presence in the Neutral and Pacifist route, as well as the No Mercy route, in that she provides much of the commentary in the game that's shown when examining items and Check-ing monsters. In this theory, the way Chara manifests in Neutral/Pacifist route is not malevolent, unlike in the No Mercy route; Chara's actions are impacted by Frisk's/the player's choices.

With this in mind--I'd like to see the friendship between Frisk and Chara developing. Chara's past, the game implies, contains a great deal of pain, and whatever happened left Chara with a hatred of humanity and a willingness to go to truly drastic measures to destroy the barrier. How does the journey through the underground with Frisk change Chara? Is Frisk able to help Chara find some sort of peace that Chara could never find in life?

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