madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (ace)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU (where the joestars & friends play innocent sin online) iso//sq
Summary: Kakyoin finally gets to talk to his crush.
Word Count: 420
Rating: Gen

        It’s not long until Polnareff gets him playing the game on his own, mostly because yeah, he actually is a gamer at heart, and also he has a ridiculous crush on the owner of the voice which Polnareff finds hilarious.  He’ll be lucky if he stops hearing about that before he dies.  And at least Polnareff’s shifts have been overscheduled for a bit, mostly because the Frenchman has a bad habit of calling in sick once too often.
        He’s gotten to level 9, so he’s gotten through the starting districts of Mikage-cho and has begun to not feel like quite such a beginner.  He’s having difficulties deciding between whether he wants to wield a sword or staff, but is leaning toward staff if only so he can be different from his friend.  Plus, when he rolled really well on a rare sword even if it was a beginning sword the Frenchman hadn’t stopped whining for a few hours, and it’s hard enough to stop that from happening on a regular basis as it is.
        Polnareff gets on long enough to introduce the two (with an innuendo; Kakyoin’s just glad that there’s no facecam so Star can’t see the tips of his ears blushing): “Hey, this is my friend; he’s a virgin at MMORPGS, so take it easy with him, okay?”  He winks at Kakyoin and leaves the room, throwing stuff into his basic pillowcase that he takes to work every day, swearing at that, too.  Kakyoin breathes in quietly as he adjusts the mike and tries to remind himself that he’s the responsible adult of the two roommates and shouldn’t hurl objects at someone even if they’re freaking immature.
        There’s an expectant silence, and Kakyoin feels his heart hammering away in his rib cage, before the guy speaks.  “So, Midori.  And you’re a…Herald.  How’d you end up with a loser friend like that useless Cavalier?”
        Kakyoin nearly doesn’t respond.  He’s got the worst case of butterflies.  He did enough reading on classes and the rest of the game so he doesn’t look like a complete idiot when he plays (ignoring Polnareff who swears no one needs manuals ever).  But on the other hand, this is a guy he really wants to impress and he has to start somewhere, so he responds.  He doesn’t really have the time to think out how he’s gonna say this.  “Probably the same way I’m hoping to become friends with you?”
        That bark of laughter is the single greatest thing he’s heard in his life.

madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (jiraiya|yosuke)
You know you have a problem when your crossovers begin to have crossovers.
I don't think I'm going to have a big story here, for once. Just some fun side stuff with playing games. Thus, I don't think there's going to be any Coma Players amongst the Jojo's crew or anything. It may not even take place in the same universe as the mainverse iso crew, though the created characters might show up at some point. It's like the Endrance|Elk thing.  Continuity is an unanswered question.  It's just playing around, both with the characters and with the game mechanics themselves.
They're also going to be more like vaguely connected drabbles than one storyline with all the blanks filled in and a clear passage of time.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU (where the joestars & friends play innocent sin online)
Summary: Polnareff wants Kakyoin to join him in an MMORPG, and Kakyoin gets to hear from one of the people that plays iso with Jean-Pierre.
Word Count: 430
Rating: Gen

          “Come on, Kakyoin, there’s this game you should play. You’re always playing on your console, but you should try actually playing with other people for once.” Polnareff, the social butterfly, probably can’t contemplate actually having fun doing things on his own. He doesn’t like being around most people, doesn’t like the way they tend to look at him, or worse, the way they stop so easily when he just puts up the littlest amount of a false front. Maybe he despises them. It’s hard to tell.
          The logo of the game is vaguely familiar when Polnareff clicks on it. Kakyoin vaguely remembers having seen it before, mostly when the Frenchman had deleted a bunch of Actually Important Stuff to download the thing. He should probably be happy it wasn’t a virus gained from visiting porn sites, considering that the man is kinda reckless with the computer they share.
          “At least I get a perk to deal with living with you. I can access the Japan-only servers,” the man explains as he signs in the game and then a colorful knight-looking character. Kakyoin rolls his eyes and turns the page of his book. As if Polnareff is the one who truly suffers. Well, it’s not like Kakyoin minds. Which is weird.
          He gets sidetracked reading, and only remembers that he’s supposed to be learning all about this new game that he should play (he’s convinced it’s because it would benefit his friend somehow) when the loud, bombastic commentary becomes even worse than usual. Polnareff swears colorfully in French, Kakyoin’s sure without even knowing the language, and then follows that up with a “You’re always cheating, Star.”
          “Am not,” a smug voice replies, and Kakyoin feels his heart skip a beat. That voice, it’s…
          He’s falling in love with some gamer he can’t even see just based on the sound of a sexy voice. This is his social life, right now. He hadn’t really been bothered about reality until this moment when he realizes it’s just that absurd and he’s probably going to buy a game subscription just to hear more of that voice.
          “You just suck at the game.” The speaker punctuates that statement with yet another well-placed strike, and Polnareff’s character dies, and his friend carefully places down the controller like they talked about because Kakyoin really can’t afford to keep buying them replacements, and just stalks off. Most likely to hit a wall or something.
          Hopefully not to break out his fencing equipment, because the last time that happened not at the training facility their landlord threw a fit.

madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (Default)
The Force Awakens was good, but...it wasn't groundbreaking.  Good thing I wasn't expecting something completely new.  It would've been better if they hadn't just recycled part of the plot of A New Hope.

Main Points:
Ace Attorney AU
Summary: Phoenix's plan.
Rating: G?
Word Count: 580

Phoenix Wright was a man of many surprises.  Edgeworth certainly hadn’t expected him to be so thorough, nor to choose the activities he had.  Caroling was an activity that was…well, more old-fashioned, more ‘upper class’, than he would have thought Wright was aware.  At least Larry had declined to show up, since he thought caroling would be ‘lame’ and was busy with his new girlfriend anyway.  If it hadn’t been so depressing, Maya had admitted she’d been considering a betting pool on the next time a girlfriend would end with Larry on trial for murder once more.  Edgeworth believed the less time spent thinking about Larry, the better.

It’d been a long time since he’d allowed himself to sing in public, and it was remarkable that he was still fairly good.  Phoenix, again, was unexpected, with a large vocal range, an enthusiasm (which was more expected), and at least some actual knowledge of music (which was astonishing, considering the idiocies he’d perpetrated on Gregory Edgeworth’s piano).  Maya was…well, she had enthusiasm and managed to not be utterly discordant.  With all the chanting back in Kurain, you’d have thought she would have learned more, but then, she was very good at not paying attention when she was bored.  Pearls was amazing even though she did not know all the words, or indeed many of them.  Gumshoe was awful until it was suggested that he should provide backup tones, rather than trying to sing the songs themselves.  Maggie, as was suspected, was a decent singer, though walking between houses was as dangerous for her as was anything else, really.

Ice skating.  He found himself getting annoyed, frustrated, even angry, but Maya and Phoenix managed to calm him down, and once he actually was calm it came back to him.  Childhood memories, even a very similar smile and “Stop showing off, Miles!” when he skimmed past with ease as Wright is still trying to get away from the side of the rink properly.

The day of Christmas shopping is the worst.  He half suspects that it’s mostly for Phoenix’s benefit and the man hadn’t known what to buy him.  Still, he puts up with it for Wright’s sake, because the man had been patient and helpful enough before now.  Larry shows up (Edgeworth is half convinced the words ‘free food’ summon the man like some sort of arcane ritual), and Maya’s certainly not complaining about stopping at random food carts herself.  Halfway through, Phoenix notices how overwhelmed he is by the crowds, and buys him a decent cup of coffee and leaves him in the half-deserted food court.  It’s a gesture Edgeworth appreciates.

There’s apparently a cookie decorating contest later, and Phoenix is babbling something about a gingerbread house court competition between prosecutors, judges, defense attorneys, bailiffs, anyone else involved in the courtroom (for which Edgeworth’s already considering recreating the courtroom, if it really is going to happen, because simple houses are nothing but mundane, ordinary) when he returns, filling in the silence with comforting noise.  Edgeworth would be utterly unsurprised that a snowball fight is scheduled for later, and is startled by the smile that appears on his face.  By his friend’s expression, Phoenix is shocked too.

“What?”

“Thank you for this.  You’re managing another turnabout, it seems.”  Phoenix has relaxed upon seeing that he wasn’t aware of the specifics, even though he knew something was happening.  And it’s more relaxing personally, not having to pretend anymore.

                Phoenix smiles.  “You're welcome, Miles.”

madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (phoenix)
How are we to part five now?  How???

Main Points:
Ace Attorney AU
Summary: Phoenix starts putting his plan into place.
Rating: G?
Word Count: 365

                “Get your coat.  We’re going out.”  All right, it’s not much of a start, but Phoenix wants to keep it a surprise for as long as possible.  It’s not out of the question that he’s a coward, and staving it off as long as possible isn’t a means of increasing the suspense as much as it is not having to face the disappointment, or worse when it’s meant, when words bite deep, ridicule of a childhood friend.

                All Edgeworth has to do in response to that statement is raise an eyebrow, and Wright flushes.  “Geez, Edgey, you’re such a jerk sometimes.”

                The twitch of a smile shows that Miles is playing games again, and he holds up his hands in surrender.  “Sorry, Phoenix.” 

Phoenix usually isn’t the one reading people easily, but he knows the hesitance is Edgeworth realizing he’s still in his pajamas.  He places warm trousers and a long-sleeve shirt beside the man.  “Maya wants to go to a few holiday things, and she’s a bit of a handful on your own.  I’ve been dealing with her for a while, but I’m somewhat exhausted.  I don’t think I could keep up by myself.”

The eyes narrow.  He knows it’s a change from his earlier behavior, but on the other hand there’s no way he can retain his early behavior and pull this off.  Still, without a word he takes the clothes and heads toward the nearest bathroom.

When he comes out, he looks almost human.  The utter exhaustion shows on his face, but there’s a strength there that he hasn’t seen in ages.  Even the ironic, somewhat haughty look in the eyes had been absent.  It was something that Phoenix had never thought he’d say, but he’d missed it.  In fact…the gaze is so knowing, that…

“Miles.  Do you know what’s been going on?”

“Really, I have no idea what you’re talking about,” the man states quietly, but there’s just the slightest hint of amusement in the face, somewhere.

Yes, the old Miles Edgeworth is still in there somewhere, in all his annoying competence.  Still, it’s still his friend in there, too.  The soft, grateful smile is enough to make it all worthwhile.


madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (phoenix)
So, instead of the next chapter in the Holiday Fic, this happened.  Really, I'm not sure why this just.  Yes.  Confused.  (Oh, yeah, there's also a Turnabout Histories spoilers)

Main Points:
Ace Attorney AU, Dialogue-Fic
Summary: Um.  Crack??? who knows?  not me
Rating: G?
Word Count: 135

 

~Dreamer~
madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (edgeworth)
Main Points:
Ace Attorney AU
Summary: Now Edgeworth's getting some evidence for his theory.
Rating: G?
Word Count: 500

                Edgeworth prides himself on his observational skills.  It’s helped him solve many cases, kept him alive.  He has other traits that he likes less, but in general it’s very difficult to keep a secret from Miles Edgeworth.

                That’s why he’s shocked it took him this long, and pleasantly surprised at how motivated Wright must have been to bring it this far.

                Surprisingly enough, it wasn’t Gumshoe who let the secret slip, despite his clumsiness potentially serving as a clue that something was going on in the first place.  (Edgeworth still isn’t sure whether that was a partial truth Phoenix offered or if it just served as an excuse.  It is highly plausible if nothing else.)

                Honestly, it’s Larry that serves as the biggest clue.  Despite his atrocious taste in garments, the man didn’t usually make a habit of ugly Christmas sweaters, yet here he was, more often than normal, tracking in mud and almost everything else, nearly breaking through Edgeworth’s apathy by his presence.  In the end, though, Edgeworth remains in place on the couch.  Maya takes Pess for the necessary walks, with none of her usual complaints in sight.  After a little while, Phoenix had begun to fall asleep, utterly exhausted, when he joins Edgeworth, a silent pillar of support, late in the night.  Of course, dealing with Larry is exhausting in itself, never mind taking on multiple cases (which Edgeworth suspects, though the man never talks about them), but it’s hardly the only thing that’s weighing on Phoenix’s mind.  Normally, the man is extremely chatty about his problems, to the point of good-naturedly complaining, but none of that is obvious here.  Of course, he could just be reading his friend’s mood, but when Larry of all people is suddenly uncommunicative, even when he’s there all the time—that speaks of conspiracy.

                Christmas decorations appear, seemingly overnight.  A catalogue had been left, seemingly by accident, but when Phoenix had seen him actually reading it suddenly it became a rather common mistake.  The one day he could drag himself upright to make the Christmas cookies, he’d noticed that some of the baking sheets and cake pans hadn’t been put back properly, but given that the house hadn’t been burned down and they’d actually been cleaned properly (or very nearly), he decided not to say anything.

                He suspected the truth, that Phoenix had taken it into his heart to give him a Christmas to remember, and to that end had recruited everyone he could think of to do so.  Given Wright’s tendency to pick up strays, it’s not especially surprising, that he’d managed to get what amounts to a small army for such a silly cause, that man capable of turning a silly, lost cause into the latest win.  The last evidence for the court would be a confession from the man himself, but for the first time in a long while, Miles finds himself feeling just the slightest bit…alive, this month.  It’s worth the price of his silence, this time.


madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (edgeworth)
Main Points:
Ace Attorney AU
Summary: Edgeworth's Decembers have all looked very similar over the years.  Except this one.  He's beginning to suspect there's something strange about this one.
Rating: G?
Word Count: 425

                It’s early in the late-December stage that Edgeworth begins suspecting something’s going on.  Phoenix walks in and nearly changes the channel.  (He hasn’t learned the pattern yet, but he’ll get enough evidence shortly.)

                “I’m watching that,” Miles states in a growl, barely looking up from his laptop.  He’s exhausted, but doesn’t want to fall asleep.  Nightmares are even worse when there are others in the house.  With Maya on the other side of the house, and not even all the time, he’d gotten to the point concealing it wasn’t an issue, but Wright often saw more than he was anyone supposed.

                “Sorry.”  Phoenix is taken back, probably because it’s been a while since Edgeworth has been that rude.

                Miles is tired.  Tired of the month, already, tired of this, this weakness that he can’t seem to shake no matter how hard he tries.

                He massages his forehead.  “It’s all right.”  It’s the Steel Samurai Christmas Special.  It’s both one of his favorite and least favorite episodes.  The first couple were all right, but this one feels personal on a level that never fails to touch his heart even as it puts him on edge.  The nemesis has banned celebrations that are suspiciously Christmas-like, despite the timeframe.  The Steel Samurai is pulled into helping out the village and celebrating in secret.  Even the good hearted hero is a little impatient, finding this a waste of his time, until he gets to see the joy on the faces of the children.  This episode is one of a few (in the latest season) that has the music of a famous musician, Klavier Gavin (whoever that is).

                Phoenix joins him cautiously on the couch, earning a slight smile.  “Von Karma is the real life version of the Evil Magistrate,” Edgeworth states, refusing to look at his friend.  “I identify, perhaps a little much sometimes, but it helps to see that someone else has overcome, so I may do so as well.”  He knows that Phoenix will be looking for all the similarities now, but if he’d just kept that a secret, well, that would hardly have helped either.

                Phoenix opens his mouth to comment, but a crash interrupts him, and he blushes a little, looking utterly sheepish.  “Gumshoe mentioned something about moving things around.  Maybe I should go check on him, make sure nothing’s broken.”

                “Phoenix, would you do me the honor of not lying to me?  Thank you.”

                The guilt mixes with fondness on Wright’s face, and he spares a goofy grin before running off at top speed.


madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (edgeworth)
Fortunately, I don't think anyone's accessed my Steam info today, considering the only thing I did was create an account to receive a present.  Stay cybernetically safe out there, and to all a merry day and to all a good night!
(Oddly enough, I also realized Leon (RE4) and Edgeworth have the same haircut.  Which explains why I liked the look.)
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Ace Attorney AU
Summary: Edgeworth's Decembers have all looked very similar over the years.
Rating: G?
Word Count: 945
Part Two )
madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (phoenix)
Happy Christmas Eve or other assorted holiday!

Main Points:
Ace Attorney AU
Summary: Edgeworth has been acting strangely lately.
Rating: G?
Word Count: 785

 

Part One )

madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (phoenix)
I decided to have an epilogue part II because there were a few leads I didn't follow up on.
/em sheepish.  I was uploading Torchwood:Aftershock, which turned out to be really hard because I had to go into HTML and by hand edit the font.  On each individual paragraph.  On all 6 of them.  The 'tabbing' also turned out to be difficult, as tabs don't really work in Dreamwidth, so I have to try to use spaces (and match) on every individual paragraph that didn't properly do that.
...And then I accidentally copied and pasted one of these chapters in over the text here.
So, now I get to put everything back where it was before I messed up.
Which probably isn't going to happen, but.  An eidetic memory would be really cool.
(I actually got All You Need is Kill, and I have to say, Edge of Tomorrow is the better one.  The entire Captain Jack thing is new to that.)

Main Points:
Ace Attorney AU
Rating: G?
Word Count: 1,685
Summary, other main points under the cut
Hints here and there, generally character people, as well as Turnabout Histories spoilers.

 

 

madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (phoenix)
There might be an epilogue part II.  I haven't decided yet.

Main Points:
Ace Attorney AU
Rating: G?
Word Count: 519
Summary, other main points under the cut
Mild Dual Destinies spoilers, as well as Turnabout Histories spoilers.

 

Epilogue )
madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (phoenix)
Happy New Year's!

Main Points:
Ace Attorney AU
Rating: G?
Word Count: 1,826
Summary: Apollo buys presents.
Actual Apollo Justice spoilers, Dual Destinies spoilers, as well as Turnabout Histories spoilers.  Spoilers everywhere.  But fluff.  So much fluff.  Mentioned couples under the cut


madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (phoenix)
Happy New Year's Eve!

Main Points:
Ace Attorney AU
Rating: G?
Word Count: 654
Summary, other main points under the cut
Actual Apollo Justice spoilers, Dual Destinies spoilers, as well as Turnabout Histories spoilers.  (One of the clients shows up and...there's no real non-spoilery way to explain the Dual Destinies stuff)


madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (phoenix)
Main Points:
Ace Attorney AU
Rating: G?
Word Count: 1,101
Summary, other main points under the cut
Actual Apollo Justice spoilers, as well as Turnabout Histories spoilers.  (One of the clients shows up)

Part Six )
madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (phoenix)
Main Points:
Ace Attorney AU
Rating: G?
Word Count: 762
Summary, other main points under the cut

 

Part Five )

 

madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (phoenix)
Main Points:
Ace Attorney AU
Rating: G?
Word Count: 1,101
Summary, other main points under the cut
Reminder: 'spoilers' refers to where I'm going with my story, not canon spoilers

 

Part Four )
madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (ace attorney)
The music I'm listening to would make sense if you've seen Tyranee's Let's Dub.  Hope you're having a great (insert specific holiday here)!

Main Points:
Ace Attorney AU
Rating: G?
Word Count: 956

 

Part Two )
madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (phoenix)
A special miniseries event for the holiday season!  Without further ado, Turnabout Christmas!
As per the romantic interlude, spoilers as to where I'm going with Turnabout Histories, though it could be read pretty much on its own.  Some of the normal stuff will be under the cut, as well as not tagged.

Main Points:
Ace Attorney AU
Rating: G?
Word Count: 973

Part One )

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