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The Girl Saves Boy Ficathon

Because women can do the saving too

GSB/AGF challenge - Entry 8: Lock and Key
Gwen/Arthur - I am so proud of you

Title: Lock and Key
Prompt: Superstition
Rating: G
Word count: 2312
Characters/Pairings: Merlin, Arthur/Gwen
Spoilers/Warnings: set post-S4
Disclaimer: Merlin, its take on characters, and its settings are property of the BBC, Shine, Fremantle Media, and any other respective rights-holders.  No infringement is intended by this fanwork.
Summary: When Merlin's magic becomes known, Gwen fears for Arthur's well-being.

The dungeon had never seemed more forlorn.Collapse )

GSB/AGF challenge - Entry 7: Banking Coals
Gwen/Arthur - walking in

Title: Banking Coals
Prompt(s) (if used): Marble, embers
Rating: PG
Word count: 1860
Characters/Pairings: Arthur/Gwen
Spoilers/Warnings: (Optional) None
Disclaimer: Not mine, unfortunately.
Summary: WWI AU. She saved him once on the battlefield. Now, he needs her again.
Author’s Note: (Optional) Marble hunting knives were commissioned by the British government in 1916. Once I discovered that, I knew I had to try something set in WWI.

Though sweat had dampened the curls at her temples through most of her double shift, the evening breeze dried it quickly as Gwen pulled her hair free of her cap and rolled her stiff neck.Collapse )

GSB/AGF challenge - Entry 6: Dragons & Daggers & Jewels-OH MY! (WIP)
Gwen/Arthur - looking up

Title: Dragons & Daggers & Jewels-OH MY!
Prompt(s) (if used): marble, dragonborn, graceful, embers
Rating: Teen or PG13
Word count: 3,497
Characters/Pairings: Arthur/Gwen
Spoilers/Warnings: some naughty talk
Disclaimer: BBC/Shine own Merlin. I just write for fun.
Summary: He needs dragon jewels, the hoarding kind. She needs to get away from all those pesky prospective suitors. So together they go searching, and end up on a wild dangerous adventure filled with dragon flaming embers, feminine daggers, sparkly jewels and unexpected inconvenient desires.
Author's Note: This is a very AU middle ages (has a touch of modernism) humorous flirtatious adventure. This is Volume One, ending with a {warning} C.H.// WIP of sorts, almost completely done, but written in 3 volumes

He was in the slums of Albion, past the Vale of Denaria, within a crudely built fortress, smelt of fornication and hallucinogenic substance to find a Dragonborn, a human with the rare ability to tune into a dragon’s mind and body.Collapse )

GSB/AGF challenge - Entry 5: Dragon Games
Gwen - sword

Title: Dragon Games
Prompt(s) (if used): Dragonborn
Rating: G
Word count: 1,838
Characters/Pairings: Arthur/Gwen, Morgana, Merlin, Elyan, and minor mentions of Hunith and Uther.
Spoilers/Warnings: Modern AU, Kid!Fic, Fluff
Disclaimer: I own nothing, all belongs to BBC.
Summary: Guinevere and her friends play out a story she read and she gets to be the Dragonborn and must save Prince Arthur from the forces of evil.
Author's Note: I love, love writing the Pendragons, Merlin and Gwen as kids. Especially in Modern AU's, because there is so much you can do with them. And this was a such a lighthearted and fun story to write. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Guinevere ran through the field behind her house, kicking off her Sunday church sandals, and pulled her curly hair out of the lavender ribbons her father had tied them back in.Collapse )

GSB/AGF challenge - Entry 4: 5 Times Gwen Saved Arthur and 1 Time She Didn’t
Gwen - shawl

Title: 5 Times Gwen Saved Arthur and 1 Time She Didn’t
Prompt(s) (if used): Superstition, Graceful, Dragonborn, Marble, Embers
Rating: PG
Word count: 3486
Characters/Pairings: Arthur/Gwen, Merlin
Spoilers/Warnings: None
Disclaimer: I would love to own them but I don’t. BBC and Shine do.
Summary: The title says it all really.

Gwen took one step into the forest.Collapse )

GSB/AGF challenge - Entry 3: Kept His Word
Gwen - rise queen of Camelot

Title: Kept His Word
Prompt(s) (if used): Embers
Rating: PG
Word count: 788
Characters/Pairings: Arthur/Gwen, Lancelot
Spoilers/Warnings: Episode Fic, Spoilers for 4x02
Disclaimer: I do not own anything, all belongs to BBC.
Summary: Guinevere and Arthur talk about Lancelot's death and Arthur thanks Guinevere for asking Lancelot to protect him.
Author's Note: I really have always felt we needed a scene like this for the Funeral Scene in 4x02, a chance for Arthur and Guinevere to talk about what happened and also to get inside Guinevere's head at what she was really feeling.

Guinevere stood watching the fire burn Lancelot’s cape into embers through her tear filled eyes.Collapse )

GSB/AGF challenge - Entry 2: You Always Surprise Me
Gwen - once and future queen

Prompt(s) (if used): Graceful
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 1709
Characters/Pairings: Arthur/Gwen, Merlin, Elyan, Sir Leon, OC (two bandits)
Spoilers/Warnings: death of OC’s, violence
Disclaimer: Merlin is the property of Shine and BBC. I do not profit in any way.
Summary: When the Queen insists on training with the Knights no one, including Arthur, realizes what a good idea that really is.

Gwen walked on to the training field in tunic and breeches carrying a swordCollapse )

GSB/AGF challenge - Entry 1: Painted Heart
Gwen - in light

Title: Painted Heart
Prompt(s) (if used): Graceful
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 2,548
Characters/Pairings: Arthur/Gwen
Spoilers/Warnings: Modern AU, Suicide, Dark Subject Matter, Alcohol Abuse
Disclaimer: I do not own anything, all belongs to BBC.
Summary: When Arthur has hit rock bottom, everything in his life is falling around him, he sees only one way out. Until a graceful dancer inspires him and makes him see the light.
Author's Note: This is a lot darker of a subject matter than I have ever written before but the idea of the theme of the story be an opposite of the prompt but still tie into the term 'graceful'. I hope you all enjoy it!

The sound of a two glass bottles clinking together shakes Arthur out of his drunken stupor.Collapse )

2011 Masterlist
Nikita - gun
Thank you all very much for participating - and for all the awesome stories we got to read :)

Masterlist under the cutCollapse )

A Mercy Even As Darkness Hardens (Harry Potter, PG-13)
spock: logic is sexy
Title: A Mercy Even as Darkness Hardens
Author: igrockspock
Characters: Narcissa Malfoy, Bellatrix Lestrange, Florian Fortescue, Severus Snape
Rating: PG-13 (brief references to torture and violence)
Summary: When Bellatrix witnesses Snape showing mercy to a prisoner, Narcissa must find a way to save him from the Dark Lord's fury.
Notes: for girlsavesboyfic. Thank you to downjune for the idea and the beta reading and mariole for plotting advice

The night Draco took the mark, Narcissa dreamed of killing the Dark Lord.

Warden's Duty: A Dragon Age Origins Story
Title:  Warden's Duty
Author:  aaya_sohma
Genre:  Drama/Romance
Rating:  T for Teen
Character/Pairing: F!Tabris/Alistair
Word Count:  1,417
Spoilers: Endgame
Warning: Violence, Blood, Gore and some sensuality
Summary:  Every Warden has a different meaning of the word, 'duty'.  (For the 2011 girlsavesboy ficathon)

Warden's DutyCollapse )

Five Times Yuffie Kisaragi Accidentally Saved the Day... (Final Fantasy VII Fic)

Title: Five Times Yuffie Kisaragi Accidentally Saved the Day, and One Time it was Entirely Deliberate
Author: seren_bach
Genre: Romance/Friendship/Humour
Rating: K
Character/Pairing: Yuffie/Vincent, Godo, Cid, Cloud, Aerith, Reeve
Word Count: 3222
Spoilers: Minor for DoC
Warnings: None.
Summary: Six Drabbles in which Yuffie Kisargi Saves the Day, not always on purpose. For the 2011 girlsavesboyfic ficathon.


Birth of Love (Law & Order: UK, Alesha/Matt, T)
gorengal notebook
Title: Birth of Love
Author: gorengal
Fandom: Law & Order: UK
Pairing: Alesha Phillips/Matt Devlin
Word Count: 1,078
Spoilers: This includes an AU version of Deal and Survivor’s Guilt, but you might want to stay away if you haven’t seen them.
Rating: T
Warnings: Under the cut
Summary: Alesha learns how to love and be loved in return; written for the 2011 ficathon at girlsavesboyfic

Birth of Love

Fic: A Promise and a Warning (Dark Blue: Jaimie/Dean)
[bsg] kara/lee breathe you in
Title: A Promise and a Warning
Author: [info]siricerasi
Fandom: Dark Blue (TV)
Characters/pairings: Jaimie/Dean
Rating: R
Word count: ~1200
Warnings: suicidal ideation, non-graphic sex, violence
Spoilers: None
Author's Notes: Written for [info]girlsavesboyfic
Summary: The first time she saves his life there’s a gun at the base of his neck and adrenaline pounding through his body, creating a disorienting mess of fear and exhilaration in his brain.

It’s almost a good enough reason not to die.

Fic: The Bite (Stargate Atlantis, PG)
Sky Deep Blue
Title: The Bite
Author: x_varda_x
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Characters: Teyla Emmagan, Rodney McKay, Jennifer Keller
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 2423
A/N: Written for girlsavesboyfic. I know nothing about medicine, so I'm sorry for any errors.

Summary: Rodney gets attacked offworld and needs help before he succumbs to his injuries. Set in Season Four. Gen.

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Fic: Carpe Noctum (Iron Man, PG)
Fired Up, Ready Steady Go!
Title: Carpe Noctum
Author: arcanelegacy
Summary: When things go horribly awry at a UN-convened hearing, Pepper finds herself stepping in, saving Tony, and dealing with Hammerdrones for the second time - which is really one time too many.
Fandom: Iron Man (movie!verse)/Extended Marvel Movie!verse (mostly in passing mentions of Hawkeye and Captain America)
Characters/pairings: Tony/Pepper; Natasha and Happy, with later appearances by Agent Coulson
Rating: PG
Word count: 6096
Warnings: moderate violence
Spoilers: Set approximately year after Iron Man 2. Pre-Avengers.
Author's Notes: Written for girlsavesboyfic. Also, never again. This fic has gone through more rewrites and edits than any fic I've written in the past few years, and I'm pretty convinced I'd still be working on it if I weren't wishing for the ability to set it on fire with my mind. Hopefully everything works out and I managed to catch all the changes between one draft and the next, but if I missed something please let me know.

( Carpe Noctum)

Fic: A Night in Gotham (Batgirl, PG)
Marvel Steve/Tony Cap grinning at Iron M
Title: A Night in Gotham
Fandom: Batgirl, DC comics
Pairing/Characters: Stpahnie Brown (Batgirl), Barbara Gordon, Dick Grayson (Batman), Damian Wayne, very slight hints of Barbara/Dick and Steph/Tim
Summary: A quite night in Gotham turns into a sewer adventure. Bargils finds the boys in a bit of an situation.
Rating: PG

( A Night in Gotham )

Fic: And Vigil Keep (Sherlock, PG-13)
Atlantis Sunset
Title: And Vigil Keep
Author: hope_tang
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~2,300
Spoilers/Warnings: minor ones for The Great Game (1x03)
Character/Parings: Sarah Sawyer, with cameos by John Watson, not!Anthea, and a host of unnamed, original characters; mainly gen with overtones of Sarah/John
Summary: It’s never quiet in a hospital.

John Watson's private room isn't quiet, but it's silent in all the ways that matter.

Fic: Hold Your Breath and Count To Ten (Falling Skies; PG-15)
falling skies
Title: Hold Your Breath and Count To Ten
Author: jedibuttercup
Fandom: Falling Skies
Characters/Pairings: Anne, Maggie, Lourdes; sort of Anne Glass/Tom Mason
Rating: PG-15
Wordcount: 2,600
Notes: For girlsavesboyfic. Post-"Eight Hours". Because there's almost no Anne-centric fic out there.

Summary: Dr. Anne Glass pauses for a moment between crises. Post-finale.

Hold Your Breath and Count To TenCollapse ) (or at AO3)

Atonement (Dragon Age)
Dragon Age: Velanna
Title: Atonement
Fandom: Dragon Age
Characters/Pairing: Velanna, Nathaniel, with hints of Nathaniel/Velanna
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Violence, semi-graphic descriptions
Word Count: 5,034
Summary: When a routine Deep Roads mission goes awry, Velanna is forced to come face to face with her prejudices.

( The first thing she registered was the silence. ) | Also available on FFN.