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Yuletide delivery!
SSar's Beast
morbane
By goat, bear, bunny, hippo, or grue, I have received Yuletide fic!

Shone with Salt (1043 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Solitaire - Kelley Eskridge
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Snow Laussen/Ren "Jackal" Segura
Characters: Snow Laussen, Ren "Jackal" Segura
Summary: Bodies in absence displace their weight.
Relationships are defined by the things that happen between events.

I've considered requesting this canon for some years, and my jaw dropped when I realised I was actually getting it. This is lovely. Everything is hints and possibilities; the sections set before the book events create enough warmth between Snow and Jackal that they make their canon parting ache even more, and the sections set after project Snow and Jackal's support of each other into the future. This ticks off a lot of my personal boxes for fic, including the 'home is where the heart is' theme that is a minor, beloved theme from Solitaire.

I am not sure the fic is particularly comprehensible without canon, because of how it deals with the echoes of many tiny, important things - but heck, I love this book, go read this book, come back, read the fic.


A Sudden Rush of Gold to the Head (1891 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Danger 5
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: background Ilsa/Jackson
Characters: Ilsa, Jackson, Tucker, Claire, Pierre
Additional Tags: POV Outsider, Canon-Typical Violence, Canon-Typical Crack, Yuletide Treat
Summary: The Danger 5 team gets a new military liaison. At first he’s a bit bemused, then terrified, then charmed, then dead. Hitler, of course, lives on.

This fic's author also seems to have been working off a bingo sheet of Things Morbane Likes in Fic. But crossing off very different squares! It has outsider POV - OUTSIDER POV - I love it when authors create OCs to show canon through new eyes. And actually, this poor character's journey feels a bit like mine upon watching the show. Bemused, terrified, charmed, check… Perhaps I should wear Kevlar to watch the forthcoming season 2. But back to the story - it is fast-paced and wonderfully absurd. It is very quotable.


I also have the gift of three very appreciative recipients. That's always excellent.

And, um, of the ten rules I set myself for Yuletide this year to stay sane… I think I broke seven.

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