madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (Default)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 75
Rating: Gen

         Jotaro Kujo understands that his minor of psychology has nothing to do with marine biology.  He was hooked the minute he heard synesthesia described, on the ‘visiting scholar lecture’ he was dragged to by a visiting Holly.  He’s driven to understand.
         They don’t have all the answers.  Discovering ‘why’ is a distant dream.  It still lingers, tantalizing, and it’s not like he’s not used to more questions than answers in a universe populated by Stands.

madimpossibledreamer: Paper lanterns floating over a fleet of ships. (lanterns)
guess who had stuff actually written beforehand and should have been working on all the things due this week and decided that this had to be written instead

Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU
Summary: Three Jojos sit at a table...
Word Count: 880
Rating: Gen

 

 

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock holding his violin. (creative)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU
Summary: Late night Crusader bonding experiences.
Word Count: 400
Rating: Gen, timing: this occurs some point after Death 13, so possibly *vague* spoilers.  I kept it pretty generic, though.

            What feels like months later, they’re crossing the desert.  It’s Jotaro’s turn to keep watch, but Kakyoin’s a little too restless to sleep, still afraid of what will happen when he closes his eyes.  Still, he pretends to sleep, doesn’t need the others to be any more worried about him than they need to be.
            And then he hears it, a beautiful, haunting melody that nearly convinces him he’s hallucinating.  He sits up, alarmed, Hierophant coiling protectively around him.  The song abruptly stops, leaving just the sound of cold winds swirling sand, and that if nothing else convinces him that was real.  “I didn’t mean to wake you,” a voice he knows very well states gruffly.
            It’s unexpected.  A dream, perhaps.  Jotaro’s not the type, but.  The way he’s acting now, he’s embarrassed.
            Kakyoin gets up carefully, shivering a little from the chill of the desert air, and goes to sit with Jotaro.  He doesn’t want to wake the others with their conversation.
            “You didn’t have to stop,” he states honestly.  Jotaro has an amazing singing voice, one he could have easily mistaken as professional.  “We could have used you earlier today to drown out Polnareff.”
            The other looks a little less uneasy, chuckling quietly before turning thoughtful again.  “I’m not used to an audience.”
            “What, your mom doesn’t insist you sing for her?” Kakyoin asks, teasing.  I don’t have parents like that.  I want someone that supportive in my life.
            Instantly, Jotaro stiffens.  He fishes out a cigarette silently, but doesn’t light it, just stares at it.
            It’s probably for the best.  They don’t need a new beacon for the enemy, now that the fire’s died down.
            “Both she and the old man would be annoying about it.”  He sighs.  “But music makes her sad.”
            Kakyoin’s about to ask why, but then vaguely remembers someone mentioning the musician father.  Who’s always on tour.  He doesn’t ask.
            Jotaro, he decides, is like the ocean.  You glance in and it’s this calm, placid surface, but there’s all this activity going on underneath the water that you never see.  And every now and then there are these storms, destructive in their terrible beauty.
            “Well, it gave me hope,” Kakyoin states firmly, earning a smirk from his fellow student who appears to have cheered up somewhat.
            “If you knew the English lyrics, you wouldn’t be saying that,” Jotaro warns, but he obliges anyway.

Off Key

Jul. 10th, 2016 11:44 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (seven)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU
Summary:  Everyday adventures of some Stardust Crusaders...
Word Count: 100
Rating: Gen

            Polnareff and Joseph are singing along with the song on the radio at the top of their lungs.  Kakyoin joins in, smiling, and glances at the other two.
            Avdol is, well.  It’s difficult to tell whether that’s a smile or a grimace.  Jotaro, though…
            If anything, his customary scowl has deepened.
            “Come on, favorite grandson of mine!  Join in!” Joseph yells above Polnareff.
            In turn, he gets a muttered response that might be like “I am your only grandson” and a growl like a wounded animal as Jotaro proceeds to nearly burrow into the seat cushions and promptly fall asleep.


Lonely Soul

Jul. 3rd, 2016 10:00 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock holding his violin. (creative)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU (Song of the Ocean) (vague enough could be any ol' 'verse, though), follows off Siren Song
Summary:  Tomoko and Josuke get some answers.
Word Count: 925
Rating: Gen
Notes: Again, references Jotaro-san by MiniNephthys, which if you haven't read it yet...go read it!

Siren Song

Jul. 2nd, 2016 11:35 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (Default)
Vague, but probably occurs after the end of Diamond is Unbreakable.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU (Song of the Ocean) (vague enough could be any ol' 'verse, though)
Summary:  Josuke finds something unexpected...
Word Count: 535
Rating: Gen

            It seems like utterly coincidence that Josuke decides to walk by the pier today, but there’s something nagging at him that almost, almost sounds like Crazy Diamond, and who is he to argue with his Stand?  That’d just make him look crazy, anyway.
            Usually, he wouldn’t walk in the rain.  Too much hassle, and it always messes up his awesome hair, but the feeling is nagging, and he won’t be able to relax if he just ignores it like that.
            And Morioh might be ‘safe’, for now, but waiting for an unknown enemy around every corner has made him pretty observant, and so he notices the body lying over there.
            Just to be careful, he pulls out Crazy Diamond as he runs over.  After all, just because it’s over doesn’t mean that he’s never going to see another Stand User in his life who wants to kill him.  Stand Users are drawn together, and Jotaro-san had said something about multiple Arrows existing in one of his more recent calls…
            It takes him a minute to identify the man.  After all, he’s not wearing his signature hat, or any of his usual clothes, really.  That’s a wetsuit, and, well.  Jotaro’s a little unrecognizable without his hat anyway.  But that’s his nephew, waterlogged and looking half-drowned.
            Instantly he turns the man over, concerned.  “Jotaro-san?”
            There’s a shiver, but otherwise he doesn’t react.
            It’s more instinct than anything.  Crazy Diamond punches Jotaro, just to be safe, and that gets the man to stir a little more.
            “Jotaro-san?  Can you hear me?”
            The man groans, then pries open his eyes.  The glare’s there.
            “What happened?” he asks.
            “…was working,” the man mutters, frowning.  It seems he still has a headache.
            Josuke nearly offers to help him to his hotel, but instinct is now telling him that Jotaro-san shouldn’t be on his own.  It’s not like he wants his Mom to be hurting, either, but she’s seen enough of Jotaro-san so she doesn’t confuse him with Joseph, and it’s not like he can abandon any of his family in need.
            Particularly when Jotaro doesn’t seem like the type of person to need help in the first place, so when he does, well, it’s a little urgent.
            “Can you stand?  Or walk?” he asks quietly.  Instantly, Jotaro-san is struggling to his feet stubbornly.  Just in case, though, Josuke helps support him, and feels the weight alarmingly shift.  Jotaro’s still weak.
            Josuke sighs.  This won’t be easy.  He’d call a cab, but he doesn’t have enough money saved up since he bought that new game last week, and he’s pretty sure wetsuits don’t have places for wallets.  “Did you have some stuff around, or…”  It’s probably soaked through by now, but it’s better to grab it now than leave it laying around.
            There’s a short laugh that turns into a cough in response.  “In the boat.”
            At first, Josuke looks around for a boat, but realizes that since there isn’t one in sight, it’s probably still out there in the water.
            The water that looks choppy even in the bay, and has even darker skies lurking above.
            “Uh, okay.  We’re going home.”
            It’s a sign of Jotaro’s fatigue that he doesn’t argue.

madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (concentrating)
Not 100% certain where this falls in the DiU timeline, but then, it's vague enough it could be practically anywhere.  (can't wait for some of the stuff, it's gonna be fantastic)
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU (Song of the Ocean)
Summary:  Josuke learns something interesting about his nephew.
Word Count: 600
Rating: Gen

Stress Relief )

madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (persona 4)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU
Summary:  short one
Word Count: 30
Rating: Gen

            He’s starting to drift again.  He starts mumbling.  “English was never my favorite subject in school.  But I learned it, for you and your mom.”
           “Hurry up, Josuke,” she growls.

madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (concentrating)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU
Summary:  short one
Word Count: 75
Rating: Gen

            It’s another silence, but he’s definitely awake, so she’s not worried yet.  And then she hears his fingers, fumbling in the dark.
            She turns on the light and he curses in Japanese, eventually fishing out what looks like…
            A pack of cigarettes?
            “When you’re wounded?” she asks.  She’s not very happy about that.
            “I’m also stressed,” he snaps back, but the way his fingers are trembling…this is what Jotaro Kujo looks like when he’s scared.


madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (Default)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU
Summary:  Jolyne has questions
Word Count: 200
Rating: Gen

            Jotaro doesn’t answer her question, but he does break the silence for a question of his own.  “I’ve lost a lot of blood, and I’m getting cold.  I’ll explain everything, but we need to keep me alive long enough to do that.  Can you get a blanket from the closet?”
            R-right.  Easy enough.  He smiles at her when she comes back and covers him up, blood soaking through, and it’s clear his mind is slowly starting to drift.
            “Why don’t you explain some of it now?” she asks desperately.  Anything to keep him awake and focusing on something.
            “Well, first…” he concentrates, and a giant ghostly jungle warrior breaks out of him.  “…can you see…”  He trails off, studying her face.  “Ah.”  Then, “…I had hoped…but I was fooling myself.”
            “I’m not crazy?”  She doesn’t realize she’s asking the question until she’s asked it, and it makes sense, now.  Connecting that to what she’s been seeing for days, weeks.
            “Nope.”  A tired smirk, but he’s definitely feeling better.
            “…You could have warned me?”  She’s angry, but reminds herself that this isn’t the best time.  When he’s not dying, maybe.
            “Could have,” he grunts.  “Didn’t.”
            “Obviously.”  Later, she tells her temper.


Warsong

Feb. 25th, 2016 10:44 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (red cliff)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU
Summary:  Jotaro reports in.
Word Count: 270
Rating: Gen

            Jotaro is businesslike when they finally get the phone working, almost as if he isn’t hurt.  “The User was a bigger handful than we thought,” was his assessment, and Jolyne filed that question away for later when her father wasn’t dying.  That being said, the person on the other end of the line is anything but calm.
            “We’re sending a doctor and Josuke right away,” the person from the ‘Foundation’ promises.
            “Yare yare daze,” her father mutters, quieter than usual, and Jolyne breaks.
            “They’re trying to save your life!  The least you can do is be grateful!”
            The line goes deadly silent, and it’s almost a full minute before the unfamiliar voice speaks up again, sounding faint.  “Um.  Excuse me, Dr. Kujo.  Who was that?”
            “My daughter,” Jotaro growls, and there’s another silence.
            “Oh, um.  Does she know, then?”
            “She will,” her father promises them out, and it brings her hope.  He’s not that happy about it, but if he’s involved in something that would get him this hurt, of course he wouldn’t want her to know about it, would he?
            “Right.”  There’s another awkward silence, then the man tells her, “Keep him awake, no matter how ornery he gets about it.  If he falls asleep, that could be bad.”
            “I can do that.”  It’ll give her some strange perverse pleasure to do, after all these years of pain.  They weren’t awful, and she’s grateful for them, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t cry about being abandoned again more times than could be counted.  The man hangs up, and Jotaro sighs into the darkness.
            And she realizes something.  “Uncle Josuke?”

madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (Default)
At first, I wasn't sure where all these drabbles about Jotaro were coming from until I realized that I was trying to get into Jotaro's head so I could write him well for Shadowed Suspicion.  Subconscious, sometimes you have pretty good ideas.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU
Summary:  Unfortunately, that conversation's just going to have to wait.
Word Count: 555
Rating: Gen
Warning: Jojo's typical woundage.

            She’s fallen asleep in the textbook when she hears the sound of a key scrabbling at the door.  She sits up and blinks.  It wasn’t this dark before—did one of the lights go out?
            The person who comes in is definitely her dad, and she relaxes for a moment.  Before she realizes something.
            Jotaro can be very quiet, sometimes, but usually when he doesn’t care his stride is quick and powerful.  He’s not moving with anywhere near the speed nor the loudness, and he even stumbles a little.
            “D-dad?”  The word bursts out of her mouth before she realizes, and his head jerks up in her direction, faster than the rest of him is moving.
            “Jo—”  He’s cut off by a coughing fit.  It sounds wet and painful, and yeah, there’s definitely something wrong.  Then he’s asking questions, and he’s asking in Japanese and Jolyne doesn’t know the proper answers.
            “English,” she demands, trying not to completely break down.
            He nods, more exhausted than she’s ever seen him.  She can’t see much, but what she can see is scaring her.  She goes for the switch and he shakes his head at her.  “You’ll only worry more, and I need your help right now.”  Instantly, she’s at his side, supporting what she can of a six foot four giant of a man, and she gets the slightest glimpse of one of the weird, out of place, unreal things, but it’s out of the corner of her eye and she’s got more important things to worry about right now.
            That wetness spreading into her side, she realizes, is probably blood.  She should be terrified out of her mind right now, but her Dad needs her.  “Sofa,” he manages, head dipping down a little on her shoulder.
            Should you even be moving? she wants to ask, but instead she does as he requests and they make their slow, hesitant way over to their destination.  “I’m calling an ambulance,” she states firmly once she’s deposited her cargo, and he looks up with some alarm.  It’s more emotion and strength than she’s gotten out of him recently.
            “No, my regular doctors will do just fine.  Jolyne, please.  My phone—on the table.  It’s in there.”  And maybe even more words than she’s gotten from him in a row.  She hesitates.
            “Jolyne, do you trust me?”  It’s almost like he’s singing.  It’s subtle, but the emotion is there, coloring every note with the paints of the world.
            She loves her father, yes, but he abandoned her.  And yet…
            Maybe this is why.  He sent you those songs.  He’s never loved you any less, a voice whispers.  It’s quieter than all the other words, some of them sounding like her aunt and cousins, but it’s powerful, a steady beat in the chaos.
            “I…think so.”  It’s not as sure as she wants, but from the widening of green eyes ringed with blood visible only at this distance in the poor light, it’s more than he had been expecting.
            “…Then trust me now.  I promise you, I’m not going to die.  I’ll fight with everything I have.”  This, too, is a song in everything but name, and it’s stronger now, with that intimidating, gentle strength that she realizes has always been a part of the father she knew, and she never realized.

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock holding his violin. (creative)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU
Summary:  Jolyne needs to talk to her dad.
Word Count: 435
Rating: Gen

            Jotaro is in town.  He doesn’t tend to send songs to her when he’s in town, so that’s not the worrying thing this time.  No, it’s the fact that he called her mom to let her know that he’d be in town (her relatives call it cruel, while her mom says it’s just considerate) but hasn’t been in contact since.  Usually he’ll at least call to say “I’ve arrived” or something.  It’s not usually a long phone conversation (calls with him usually aren’t) but it happens.
            Still, what matters is that he’s in town, and she really needs to talk to him.  She’s been seeing things lately, things that don’t make sense.  It’s not a conversation she wants to have over the phone, but even if she is going crazy, her father’s unemotional manner would be a relief for that, even if what he has to tell her, in the end, is that she’s insane.  It’s easier to deal with than Mom crying about how her girl is touched in the head (she thinks) so she heads to the hotel after school.  It takes an overly emotional retelling of the divorce to get the desk clerk to let her go up, and she’ll giggle about that later and probably tell Jotaro to amuse him, but she gets there.
            And then she realizes that she didn’t think this through.  At all.
            She calls a friend to tell her mother that she’s staying over to study and it might go late.  Sandy probably thinks that it’s a cover for her going on a date with Romeo, but she’ll make up some romantic story about that later.  Her father comes home really late sometimes, so she’s not sure what she thought would be different here.
            She’s bored, so goes through his things with only a twinge of guilt.  She doesn’t figure out the password on his computer, so stops eventually.  There’s notes on sharks scrawled in a messy hand and somewhat neater notes in Japanese that she can’t decipher.  He doesn’t really have that much with him, so it’s a little boring, but then, he always did pack light.  She’s amused to see that he has several of the same hat sitting in the closet (so that really isn’t attached to his hair; she’s wondered), but there are other things, like the first aid kit that he apparently takes with him everywhere, that are a little more concerning.
            Eventually she settles down to struggle through the marine books he has.  They’re very technical, but she manages to drudge up enough from memory that she can struggle through them.

madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (seven)
This references http://archiveofourown.org/works/1250137, Jotaro-san by MiniNephthys, which became added to my headcanon the second I read it.  It's really good.  Go read it if you haven't.

Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU
Summary:  Jolyne gets into her first fight.
Word Count: 195
Rating: Gen

            The incident is almost forgotten by the time the worrisome song comes through.  It’s not like he’s utterly consistent when he sends things, but it’s fairly regular.  He’s begun to call, sometimes, and it’s nowhere near as stoic or formal as his notes, but he’s still less expressive than when he sings.
            This song is delayed for several days, but that’s not all that unusual.  What’s really worrisome is once it finally arrives.  She begins to listen, and it’s clear something is desperately wrong.  She wouldn’t have noticed it if she hadn’t grown accustomed to listening to his voice, trying to gauge mood and where he is in the world by the tone.
            This time he’s clearly in pain.  Something happened.
            He doesn’t mention it in the phone call several days later.  The tone is utterly unbothered, but then, he would act like that, wouldn’t he, if he was hurt.  Another memory surfaces, this time of Uncle Josuke, who she hasn’t seen in years, mentioning something about it being dangerous around Jotaro Kujo.  What does it mean?  Something’s going on.  From that day forward, Jolyne makes it her mission to find out what it is.


Teen Blues

Feb. 21st, 2016 10:11 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (Default)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU
Summary:  Jolyne gets into her first fight.
Word Count: 350
Rating: Gen

            Jotaro is why she suddenly develops an interest in choir.  She tries out, only to be rejected.  It’s only after she leaves that she realizes something—while the notes on the page made little sense to her, she often finds herself singing (or at least humming) Jotaro’s songs to herself after hearing them once.  She doesn’t bother trying again, though.
            She gets into a fight before she hears his voice again.  Her mother calls him, and her throat suddenly feels tight.  She likes where they’re at right now.  What if they lose this, whatever it is?
            He answers after not too long.  Her mother’s the one who explains the situation, not Jolyne, no matter how much Jolyne’s terrified and wants to explain it herself.
            Her mother hands the phone off, and Jolyne can’t speak.
            "Hello?”  It’s…yes, it’s his voice.  She couldn’t not recognize it.
            “D-dad.”  What if he hates her?  What if.
            “Hello, Jolyne.”  His voice sounds amused, and somewhat proud.  It’s a shock to realize that the voice she’d thought was emotionless years before suddenly is easy to read.  Once she begins to look for it, she begins to see the ripples in the usually calm, still waters, and even begins to suspect that there is a disturbance in the depths.  “I’m glad you stood up for yourself, but you shouldn’t make your mother worry like that.”
            He’s always been the one talking to her.  She’s rarely the one who gets to speak back.  “I couldn’t let them hurt someone like that.”
            “Yare yare daze.”  He pauses.  “Well, the good news is, they’ve seen what you can do.  You were pretty good in the fight, right?”
            “…Yes?”  She’s not sure where this is going.
            “Now, all you might have to do is glare.  It’s more effective.”  He’s speaking from experience, and she nearly bursts out laughing.
            “I’ll try not to worry Mom or make a reputation for myself,” she answers, but it’s like it’s an inside joke between the two of them, and she’s smiling inside.
            “You do that.”  There’s a smile in his voice as he hangs up.


madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (personatown)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU
Summary:  The music turns out to be an unexpected way for Jotaro to connect with his daughter.
Word Count: 175
Rating: Gen

            Getting an audio file in her email becomes so common that she accidentally downloads a virus once.  The next computer is paid for (by her father?) but he doesn’t mention a word about it in his emails.  He really says very little, just enough to let her know that it really is him, and it’s his music that really connects them both.  Even when he can’t be there for her, the recordings are there even when he can’t be, and despite herself she starts to treasure them.
            Her first mp3 player is filled to the brim with music, all sung by her father.  At school, she gets teased about having a crush on the singer, and while she flushes, she’s suddenly irrationally angry.  They don’t know anything about her Dad, so why are they assuming things?
            It takes a long introspection, but she realizes that she wants him to be proud of her.  And while she doesn’t want to be with him, not in that way (ugh), she very possibly might want to be him.

Refrain

Feb. 18th, 2016 10:23 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (Default)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU
Summary:  The music turns out to be an unexpected way for Jotaro to connect with his daughter.
Word Count: 450
Rating: Gen

            Years pass.  Jolyne grows up.  The divorce happens, and she begins to believe he doesn’t love her.  Has never loved anyone.  Her heart begins to harden.  He’s always gone, never there.  If he loved her, he’d spend more time with her than with those stupid sharks.
            Mom’s friends and family all tell her how lucky she is to have that man out of her life, out of Mom’s life.  She begins to believe them, almost, if not for the way that Mom just looks sad, sometimes, and tells her that Jotaro is a good man, really.  Could her mother believe in a man that was evil?  Or had she fallen into the trap, somehow?
            And then, out of the blue, an email from her father.  She nearly deletes on principle, but curiosity gets the better of her.  Besides, if he’s really distant, she can tell herself and everyone else that she was right.

            “Jolyne,
                      I’m sure you’ve grown.  It’s been a busy time.  I’d tell you about it, but I don’t want to bore you.
                      I remember how you used to want to hear me sing.  I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve changed your mind.  If you write back and say that you no longer want to hear from me, that’s fine.  But I want to hear that from you, yourself, not your mother’s family.
                                  Dr Jotaro Kujo”

            Jolyne grits her teeth.  How dare he—
            But.  There’s an attachment.  That’s it, if it’s a video about whales, she’s getting a restraining order—you can get those against family, not just crazy stalkers, right?
            She opens it, and it’s some kind of audio file.  It doesn’t seem to be working.  There’s just a bunch of silence.  Typical.  She’s about to close it, when.
            That voice.  That singing voice.  She recognizes it, half forgotten in wishful dreams of a family that she’d thought never existed.  Despite herself, it takes her breath away.
            Here’s the man, the stoic stranger who never showed any emotion.  Not even a ‘please don’t tell me to piss off, I’m your father and want to be in your life’.  And yet, in his voice…
            It’s Japanese.  Maybe so that she can’t understand the lyrics.  But that’s genuine emotion in his voice, sadness and guilt and love, all wrapped together with something else indescribable shining through.  He’s much more expressive when he sings, she remembers, drudging that little fact up through her memory.
            “You’re not getting away with that so easily,” she writes back.  “You’ve been gone all the time, and you want me to absolve you from further responsibility?  Not a chance.”
            She imagines she can see him smile, over there on the other side of the world.

madimpossibledreamer: Paper lanterns floating over a fleet of ships. (lanterns)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU
Summary: Jolyne hearing her father sing changes a lot of things, but most of them aren't apparent right away.
Word Count: 95
Rating: Gen

            Sometimes she’s awake.  Very rarely.  Then, he’ll read.  Once, Jolyne begs him to sing, forgetting that she’s not supposed to know.  He instantly stiffens, and she realizes her mistake, but it’s too late to take back the words.  Then Daddy chuckles.  “I don’t like to sing with people listening,” he explains, and she can’t stop her crestfallen look.  He tugs the hat down over his eyes.  “Yare yare.  …But for you, I’ll make an exception.”

            She’s happy enough she starts bouncing, but quiets down once he starts singing.  It would be almost sacrilege to interrupt.

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock staring at the ceiling. (bored)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU
Summary: Jolyne hearing her father sing changes a lot of things, but most of them aren't apparent right away.
Word Count: 505
Rating: Gen

            Jolyne is very young when she first hears her father sing.
            He thinks she’s asleep.  Jolyne may be young, but she’s a clever girl.  She’s figured out that he works very late, so late that even he begins to get tired, and wakes up very early and leaves again.  She attempts to wake up early, but it’s very hard, so she stays up instead.  Long enough that she’s yawning deeply the next day, but it’s worth it because occasionally she hears him come in.  No matter how late it is or how tired he is, he’ll come into her room.
            Some people would be scared, but a towering giant is all she’s known of him, and he’s only ever gentle with her.  He’ll sit down on her bed, and sometimes he’ll tell her about what he did during the day, about dolphin this or fish that.  Jolyne decides her favorite stories are the ones about the octopus, because it’s silly and likes to escape or eat all the fish.
            Jolyne suspects that the octopus is Daddy’s second favorite, too.  His absolute favorite is the dolphins, but the octopus is intelligent, too.
            His voice is deep, but it’s pretty, just like the music Mama likes.  She especially likes it when he speaks in Japanese, even though she can’t understand a word he’s saying.  It’s lyrical, like a song.
            Sometimes he’ll pat her on the head.  He’s fallen asleep there, before, sitting on her bed, and she’ll hear his breath even out.  She’ll match her breath to his and pretend she can see little glowing butterflies appear, giggling quietly so she doesn’t wake him up.
            Usually, he’ll wake up and slip out before morning, but the times when he doesn’t are the best, because the way he smiles at her, it’s obvious that he loves her like all other dads, and those moments of doubt slip away.  And he’ll beg Mama for chocolate pancakes, as much as Mama complains about them not being healthy, and then he’ll put fish and dolphin sprinkles on his and Jolyne’s too, and for a little while they’ll feel like an actual family.
            One day he comes in, and he doesn’t sit on her bed.  She’d almost freak out about someone else being in the house, but no one’s as tall as Daddy.  He’s quiet, which is usual, but this time he’s quiet enough Jolyne’s not sure whether he’s fallen asleep or left.
            And then he starts singing.  Jolyne has to think hard to will every muscle not to move.  She’s never heard him sing before, ever.  She’s not even sure Mama has heard him sing.
            It’s quiet at first, almost quiet enough that she can’t make out the words, but then it gets louder and it’s beautiful.
            Daddy has a very good singing voice.  He shouldn’t have to hide it.
            She can’t understand what he’s saying.  It’s in Japanese.  When he’s done, he walks over, kisses her hair, mutters something in Japanese, and leaves.
            When he sings soon becomes Jolyne’s favorite.

madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (phoenix)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure AU, Prequel to Song of the Ocean
Summary: Jotaro's always heard the music of the world.
Word Count: 1335
Rating: Gen
Notes: Actually, I lied.  I forgot that I hadn't completely finished the other 'ship fic yet, and by the looks of my homework schedule this week I won't have time until the weekend at least.  So here, have a prewritten thing instead.  (I swear I will have Shadowed Suspicion done someday and then I can participate in the International Fanworks Day like everyone else.  I don't want to upload other things to AO3 yet.)

 

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