Hi, I'm super happy that someone matched with me and I hope writing a story will be easy and fun for you. :) I tried to come up with some general things I like and then a few more specific prompts and hopefully some of it makes sense... ^_^; (some parts of this are just copy-pasted from last year's letter...)
idk how this happened but it seems this year I'm all about the het or poly.
I would prefer the story to be slash or poly, but pre-slash or friendship fic is fine too
All ratings are fine, I love some smut in fics, but I will happily read a G rated story. when it comes to kink fics I'm more into D/s than S/M
I love appearances from other canon characters so if you want to include people outside of the ones I specifically picked, that's more than welcome.
If none of my ideas work for you, feel free to write something completely different. I like that kind of surprises and I don't want writing a story for me to feel like a horrible chore.
Things/tropes that I don't like: abuse, animal harm, wing-fic, always-a-girl trope, mundane AU's, telepathy, unhappy endings --> major character death (but angst is fine, within reason)
Tropes I especially like: soulbonds, trope inversion in general but especially in A/B/O, friends-to-lovers, pining, world building, arranged marriage/fake dating, kidfic, historical AUs, fantasy or scifi settings (obviously you don't have to write all OR any of these)
Then to my requests:
Temeraire: Laurence, Tharkay
I would love a story focusing on Laurence’s relationship with Tharkay. I would prefer slash but gen would be okay too. Because the books are mostly from Laurence’s pov it would be awesome if the story you wrote was from Tharkay's.
I’m a big fan of ‘what if’ stories so for example what if Tharkay had somehow gone with them to South America. Or what if Tharkay had stayed in Australia and gotten one of the dragons from the eggs? Basically I'd love a story that is a canon au. (I really want Tharkay to have his own dragon! I'm sure a dragon in South America would have adopted him!)
I also love small character moments. I would love to read something about what Tharkay has been up to while Laurence was in the Americas. Anything about Tharkay and his relationship with Laurence and or Temeraire would be awesome. Especially considering how the series ended!!! That was such an open invitation to write all sorts of stories about their lives together. If you want to write a post series fic I’m open to anything. Have curtain fic about them fixing up Tharkay’s estate, or shenanigans with Temeraire’s political career, straight up smut, a slow realization on the part of Laurence about how he feels about Tharkay, Tharkay taking the matters into his own hands and seducing Laurence, maybe Tharkay get’s a suitor (lady or gentleman) and Laurence realizes he really dislikes the idea of Tharkay marrying (someone who isn’t him), them going to Europe for some type of Dragon conference where some dragon with great taste picks Tharkay to be their companion (yes I’m super fond of the idea of Tharkay having a dragon, sorry…) Maybe they would adopt some war orphans, so Temeraire can at least keep up with Churki and how many humans she has.
The list of ideas got quite long, but like I said feel free to come up with something entirely of your own if none of these speak to you. :D
Killjoys: Dutch, Alvis
I find their relationship very cool and interesting. It's so rare to see a domme/sub relationship even hinted at on tv and theirs is such a intriguing dynamic. I would love a fic where their kinky orientation is somehow discussed or acted on (smut welcome. :D) but I'm also interested in how they got to know each other, how did they learn to trust and help each other, are they just friends with benefits etc.
I didn't name the Jaqobis boys in my request but it could be cool to have an outsider pov to how Dutch/Alvis looks to one of them. Or Dutch's boys teasing her about Alvis or something
The expanse: Naomi, Jim, Amos
I wanted to add Alex into this too originally, but thought that would be maybe too much to ask and ended up with out trio. Like with the killjoys notes, I love even the smallest hints of domme/M!sub stuff so Amos and Naomi work for me already, and I think Jim could need a firmer hand on him tbh. :D
So maybe some type of relationship negotiations, how would they bring Amos into their relationship and how that would work. How this might be a bit overwhelming for Naomi at first (I see her as more of a gentle domme than the hard dominatrix type) I'd also think this type of relationship would be new to all of them (except maybe not to Amos?)
Also you definitely don't have to go into kink territory if you don't want to. Some vanilla poly stuff would be just as nice
Would also be into some tropy goodness like: aliens/Martians/Belters made them do it, fake dating, undercover at a sex club all the good stuff!