madimpossibledreamer: Paper lanterns floating over a fleet of ships. (lanterns)
I have the feeling Chie just likes having that one friend to spar with, physically and verbally, and she meets Yosuke later than Kanji in this universe, and the two have an odd rivalry/respect being the only two fully converted cybernetic hardware bodies (cyborgs) on the team.

Main Points:
Persona 4 Ghost in the Shell inspired au
Summary: Tatsumi and Satonaka meet up for the rainy day special.  (this *could* be read as taking place right after the one about the Shadow Virus, but I'm pretty sure it actually takes place before Hanamura even joins the team.)
Word Count: 835
Rating: Gen

It's their tradition. )

madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (personatown)

Well.  This happened, again.
I think Shadow Yosuke or various alts tend to be flirty (in their dangerous way) because they don’t see a reason for them not to go for what they want. If they're interested and don't find something boring.  If Saki-senpai had been alive in various worlds, they'd probably be creepily flirty with her.  And they like wordplay, being shocking.

Main Points:
Persona 4 Ghost in the Shell inspired au
Summary: The Shadow Virus strikes.
Word Count: 635
Rating: Gen


madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (Default)
the anniversary stuff for lotro is annoying me

Main Points:
Persona 4 Ghost in the Shell inspired au
Summary: The bruisers debate a little.
Word Count: 210
Rating: Gen

            “Yo, Senpai, are we sure we got the right Yosuke?” Tatsumi sounds very unsure, and no wonder—the intense concentration of the young man dancing (and drawing a crowd) doesn’t seem like the happy-go-lucky Yosuke they know at all.
            “Yeah, he mentioned he liked dancing,” Narukami answers, quiet but distracted, and Satonaka glances over to see Hanamura do the splits.
            “Wow, he’s flexible!”  She’s grinning.  “He’d be a good sparring partner.”
            “Don’t break him, please,” their fearless leader requests, quiet.  Tatsumi glances over.  There’s something in his Chief’s expression, but he can’t quite make it out yet.
            “Aww, come on, he’s a Magician.  Why else have powers?” she asks, and Tatsumi rolls his eyes.
            “Casting takes effort, you know.  If he’s in too much pain, he probably can’t do anything about fixing things.  ‘Sides, why don’t you repeat yourself?  I don’t think the whole room heard you.”
            “Satonaka.  Tatsumi,” Narukami says mildly, and they instantly fall in line.
            “I can believe it, anyway.  You know how he’s always listening to those seriously outdated headphones?” Tatsumi adds.  “He’s probably got great rhythm.  Which will help with fighting training.”
            “I like the headphones,” Narukami comments, and Satonaka rolls her eyes.
            “Of course you do.  You like all sorts of weird things, Chief.”

madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (edgeworth)
Since I have more written might as well.

Main Points:
Persona 4 Ghost in the Shell inspired au
Summary: Yosuke and Chie save each other.
Word Count: 345
Rating: Gen

        “Chie!”  She hears the newbie call her name and he’s not good-natured or amused like he usually is.  (She realizes, as she’s sitting there, as if frozen, that it’s a defense mechanism.  That he could get frustrated or swear or whatever, but people are wary enough when he’s not covering the nanotats with makeup.  If he’s quiet, friendly, helpful, people are less likely to stare at him with suspicion or tell him to get the hell out.)
        She feels someone tackle her and she hits the ground hard enough to break a rib or three.  In fact, she hears the crack on impact, feels the instant of agony, and then it’s gone.  But that’s impossible.
        “Sorry about that,” Hanamura manages, voice strained.  She glances at him.  He’s pale, like all the ghosts in those stories Yukiko tells—no, don’t think about that!!
        Think about what?  She’s panicked enough she’s broadcasting.  Embarrassing.
        Don’t worry, not everyone’s hearing this.  They’ve got some sort of interference up.  What’s really worrying is that he sounds as tired in the channel as he does when he’s actually speaking, which means that he’s somehow managed to exhaust himself already.
       “Are you frustrated?” she asks, and he frowns at her and suddenly the fuzziness in her head disappears too.  But that was just from getting up early, not from a concussion.  He’s going overboard, and exhausting himself in the process.  She’ll just have to corner him in the station, where he can’t run away and maybe can do a bit of self-defense practice, work out some aggression, because that approach can’t be healthy.
        “Shooters.  Stopped time.  Small area.  Catching back up.”  He stops to catch his breath, then rolls off her.  “Healed ribs,” he adds.
        “How hard was that to do?” she asks, knowing, in awe, worried.
        “Hard.”  What’s creepier is that as he loses colour and substance, his tattoos appear to have been gaining an unearthly glow.  “Conscious for now.”
        She takes a deep breath and begins dragging Yosuke behind a convenient truck.  It’s a good thing she works out, honestly.

madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (persona 4)
In honor of the fact that I watched the new Ghost in the Shell movie and actually enjoyed it (for having changed the Major's background, it wasn't the angstfest I expected to which I heartily applaud) here, have Blessings of Stardust fic.
It could have used more Batou, Aramaki is as awesome as ever, and they brought in the Tachikoma and I'm kind of sad they did.  (It's no Stand Alone Complex, though.)
(I like that there was another girl on the team but who the hell was she supposed to be??  And the rest of the cast/setting felt less Japanese.  I still feel that people are getting hung up on shells and missing the ghost thing, and if the original creator and original anime director didn't have a problem with the casting of the Major...I did want to see more of Section 9 backing up the Major, because this ain't the West and it's a group effort, not Lone Hero Complex.)

Main Points:
Persona 4 Ghost in the Shell inspired au
Summary: After Jacking In.
Word Count: 505
Rating: Gen

           “Hanamura.”  He’s left part of himself running in reality, just because he’s terrified that if he jacks in with his Magician powers he’ll get trapped forever, and judging by the almost-comatose victim it’s not a place he’d want to be.  So he hears the voice behind him.  It’s the Captain.  Still, it’s hard to pull himself out of it.
           “I’m almost sure the perp edited her perceptions, at least slightly.  I’ll fixed what I can but he did some real damage.  We should check to see if she had any brain scans, so I can do a better job,” he finds himself answering, still shivering, and in response a trenchcoat is gently set around his shoulders.
           “How would that help?”  The voice is softer, now.  Like how they talk to victims, but he’s got residual trauma, now.
           “Well, I created a copy of what she looks like now.  Which, yes, will fly in court, assuming you can get a hack bank to sign off on it.  I can see some places where it’s obvious what damage was done, so I can fix those, but he basically went in and took a weed whacker to the inside of her head.  There’s so much damage it’s hard to see what was there before.  It’s hard to tell what was normal.  If she’s had any brain scans, that’ll give me more to work with.”  It’s only after the fact that he notices the boyfriend is still here and listening in on every word.  Dammit, Hanamura, I know you’re out of it but you gotta stop doing this.
           He doesn’t realize he’s broadcasting until Narukami offers him a reassuring smile, at which point he just sighs.  Come on, pull it together. 
           “She did,” the man says abruptly.
           “What?” Yosuke asks, caught off guard.
           “Have a brain scan.”  He takes a deep breath.  “She was gonna get implants, but her sister caught the Shadow virus.  Which is when she swore off ‘em forever.” 
           Eyes wide, Yosuke nods.  “That’s a good reason,” he croaks, and is confused when his throat is dry.  Yuu pulls out a water bottle and offers it.  You realize I’m gonna chug this whole thing down, right?  That earns the slightest hint of a grin around the eyes—he’s still getting used to Narukami’s quiet expressions—and drinks the whole thing down fast enough he thinks he might make himself sick.  He doesn’t, though, which is the main thing, and then tells the man, “Okay, that’s good, because that’ll make it a lot easier to put her back together, okay?  Before you know it she’ll be back.”
           “They won’t want her as a witness?” the man asks, and he has to remind himself—oh yeah, Unplugged. 
           “The state she’s in, you think she could be a witness for anyone?” Yosuke asks mildly, then adds, “Besides, we’ve had echoes—that’s copies of people—as witnesses for years, just for cases like this.  It’ll be fine.”
           If the man can derive any reassurance from that, he’s done his job.


Mar. 10th, 2017 07:06 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock pointing at the side of his head. (the universe is unimportant)
Guess who's the dummy who forgot a flash drive. You guessed it. Me.
(Luckily I'm close enough that I can go back and get it, but it's still
dumb. I'll sulk for a while.)

madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (izanagi|souji)
the angst just happened sorry but it's minor I swear

Main Points:
Persona 4 Ghost in the Shell inspired au
Summary: post-mission Narukami SL, mostly learning about the characters so yeah SL away
Word Count: 640
Rating: Gen

rambly get-to-know-you )

madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (Default)
This too shall pass
but there's a lot of stressful stuff at the moment.  I know this is right after Christmas, sorry about that :(  for a happy season there's a lot going on that sucks.  But the good people make it worth it.
I tried to ignore it all since this is supposed to be a happy season but it didn't quite work and my productivity is suffering for it.  Not drabbles.  I'm ages ahead, thank goodness.
At least I got GitS so I'm more ready for the movie & have more inspiration for writing this so that's good I guess?  I think I'm gonna buy myself Dr Strange the day it comes out because I need this to make it through everything
If you need them, know that I will always send psychic/electronic hugs.  Because people shouldn't be hurting.

Main Points:
Persona 4 Ghost in the Shell inspired au
Summary: post-mission Narukami SL
Word Count: 200
Rating: Gen

        “Hey, Hanamura,” Narukami calls, and the brunet slows, turns quizzically.
        Hanamura’s really a cheerful person.  Smiles a lot.  But they haven’t really talked, and he wants to get to know the people on his team better.
        “You want to get some ramen?” he asks casually, and that’s definitely a smile in return.
        “Oh, man, I’m starving.  Just lemme grab my gear.”  Then he pauses while pulling on his shoes.  “This is okay, right?  I haven’t memorized that giant tome of a manual thing yet.”
        It earns just the slightest of tugs on the side of Narukami’s mouth.  Which is more emotion than he usually shows.  “You couldn’t just write that into your memory?” he asks, curious, and the brunet pauses.
        “Huh.  Yeah, I probably could.  I never considered it before.  That could’ve been really useful in college,” he states thoughtfully, before shrugging.  “But then, rewriting people is always dangerous, so I shouldn’t do it casually like that.”
        Yuu blinks.  Hanamura hadn’t discussed that before.  Then again, wasn’t that what this was about?  Learning both the man and the skills?
        The brunet picks up the beaten orange messenger bag from the locker with his name and nods.  “Okay, lead on, Captain.”

madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (concentrating)
Actually, based on a dream I had this morning.  Cool but freaky.

Main Points:
Persona 4 Ghost in the Shell inspired au
Summary: Yosuke has a job to do.
Word Count: 315
Rating: Gen

            The victim is too out of it.  The police asked a few questions, and it stressed her out enough that she’s not responding.
            The couple and their friends are Unplugged.  Yosuke’s going to call them by what they want to be called, especially in this situation.  She’d been barely functional before then.
            The only one who can jack in is Yosuke.  He’s not a little scared, but he has to be strong.
            “Hi, my name is Hanamura…”
            He’s interrupted by an accented voice.  He doesn’t quite recognize the accent, though he’s pretty sure he’s heard it somewhere before.  He’s definitely a foreigner, which is interesting.  “Haven’t you people done enough?”
            Yosuke looks at the man straight in the eye.  “Is the bastard caught yet?  If not, then no.”
            The man has no idea what to say to that.  The loss in his eyes makes all the anger drain away leaving pain and loss in his eyes.  “So, the idiot who came before?” he finally asks, voice hollow.
            “That’s the traditional police.  We’re the Inaba Investigation Team.  They’re good enough for usual circumstances, and I don’t want to talk bad about them in any way, but we are better.”  He nods.  “I’ll tell you how this is going to work.  I’m a Magician.”
            There’s recognition in those blue eyes, but no fear, which Yosuke appreciates a lot.
            “So I can jack in.  I know you two as Unplugged may not like that, but it’s better than asking her questions and making her relive it.”
            That’s a slightly worse reaction.  “Jacking in won’t make her relive it?” he asks quietly, and Yosuke shakes his head.
            “I can separate that, put her in a healing sleep.”  He’s never done it before, so he’s going to be careful and create an extensive backup. 
            “Do it,” the man says, and Yosuke nods, takes a deep breath, and gets to work.

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock holding his violin. (sherlock)
Not sure what's going on, but judging by the upset stomach and headache, I might have had a panic attack earlier today.  Or I'm just braindead from lack of sleep.  Really, it's hard to tell these things.

Main Points:
Persona 4 Ghost in the Shell inspired au background
Summary: A lot of terms have been showing up in Blessings of Stardust, so here's some definitions.  Will probably be added to as time goes by.
Word Count: 722
Rating: Gen


>Log in? )


madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (edgeworth)
Main Points:
Persona 4 Ghost in the Shell inspired au; I will probably expand on all of these moments at some point
Summary: Yosuke isn't sure about the current avenue of investigation.
Word Count: 880
Rating: Gen

madimpossibledreamer: Paper lanterns floating over a fleet of ships. (lanterns)
I was debating whether this should be another slash fic, and then Yosuke just started flirting and I sit back and go, well.  Okay.  This is happening.
(Yosuke, stop being an idiot.  I know you can.)

Main Points:
Persona 4 Ghost in the Shell inspired au
Summary: The Captain and the Magician go undercover.  And of course Yosuke is an idiot who flirts inappropriately.
Word Count: 515
Rating: Gen

               “Who are you?”  The voice is cold, matching the icy metal placed against the back of her head.
               “This is probably a stupid time to mention that I’m actually capable of rewriting my body using the whole Magician powers thing, huh.”  Her hands shake, but she’s not too worried about Narukami shooting her.  It’s just a misunderstanding.  The Captain’s not the type to just go shooting people.  “Well, if it helps any, that was me being the idiot that I am.  I just wanted to flirt with you.  But I should’ve kept my mind on the mission.”
               “You don’t have any tattoos.”  The silver-haired Captain’s tone is derisive, much more expressive than normal.  I was looking forward to him taking down his walls, but not like this.
               “Actually, I’m using makeup.  Took me a while to find something that I wasn’t allergic to or didn’t drive me nuts.  Let’s be honest—a beautiful woman with Magician tattoos?  That’d get attention in a way we wouldn’t like.”
               “Why didn’t you just rewrite those, if your Magician powers are that strong?” the man asks, still emotional, and Yosuke resists the impulse to roll her eyes.
               “I can’t.  They’re a part of me.  I’d…I’d stop being a Magician entirely, or stop existing, or…or something.  I don’t know what happens to those who try.  I’ve never known anyone who has.  That being said, rewriting, say, to a different gender?  It’s not exactly trivial, but, well, it’s not like it’s unknown, either.”  She bites her lip and looks uncomfortable.
               “What’s wrong?”  He’s still harsh, but there’s something a little softer in the voice.
               “…I was kind of nervous, so I may have had a little too much coffee before this, and, well…I have to go pee.”  That blunt honesty is still something she has trouble with, along the lines of she does it too much, but while she’s at it.  “I didn’t actually drink any of the wine.  I figured that now is not the time to figure out whether my rewritten body is actually more of a lightweight.”
               Narukami chuckles, but the revolver doesn’t move a centimetre.  She sighs.
               “Look, you can watch like a pervert if you want, but I really have to go.”  Narukami starts for the first time, metal trembling slightly, and then she winks.  Even though he can’t see it.  Damn it.  “I didn’t say I’d mind.  Just…pointing that out there.  I…I like you appreciating the work I did.  It’s my second time messing around with this, and I think I did a better job this time.  But I can take off my makeup and reapply it, if you’re not convinced that I actually have the Magician tattoos.  They’re unique per person.  Don’t know if I brought that up, but it’s true.”  The more she talks like normal, the more obvious it’s him.  Maybe.
               She hopes.
               “Even do whatever scan you want or jack in or whatever.  But we really gotta go, now.”  And she starts walking away.
               “…Damn it, Yosuke,” she hears very quietly behind her, and Narukami begins following.  Quietly.  Like he does.
madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (Default)
Main Points:
Persona 4 Ghost in the Shell inspired au (probably 'preseries' honestly)
Title because Chie insisted
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 55
Rating: Gen

              Yukiko starts laughing hysterically, and Narukami sighs mentally.  Satonaka.
              I got it, she sends back and he feels the echo of her slapping her hand over her friend’s mouth.  It’s a good thing I’m here, sheesh.  Don’t get yourself killed, you idiot.  Or us.
madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock holding his violin. (sherlock)
Main Points:
Persona 4 Ghost in the Shell inspired au
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 55
Rating: Gen

              Narukami watches his team with a smile.  Their Magician’s going to work out just fine, after all.  He’ll goof off with the best of them when they’ve got time off, but the minute things turn serious he can actually buckle down and get to work.  And for all he’s new to this, he is competent.

madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (Default)
Main Points:
Persona 4 Ghost in the Shell inspired au because I couldn't stop at .hack and this habit might actually be a problem but holy cow this universe is awesome.
Summary: The Inaba Team gets a new recruit.
Word Count: 600
Rating: Gen



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