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2011-07-17 02:09 pm
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FIC: safety net in a chaotic world

TITLE: safety net in a chaotic world
FANDOM: Avatar
CHARACTERS: Trudy Chacon, OFC
RATING: M
WORDS: 2756
WARNINGS: Deals with aftermath of sexual assault.
A/N: Written for the “A Picture is Worth 1000 Words: A Multifandom Comment Fic Meme”, hosted by igrockspock on livejournal. Title comes from the Carol Saline quote, 'Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other'
SUMMARY: There are a number of people for whom Trudy would get on a train in the middle of the night for; her younger sister is at the top of that list. But getting on that train also means that something is wrong.

safety net in a chaotic world )
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2011-07-10 01:53 pm
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FIC: But Warriors Don't Run

TITLE: But Warriors Don't Run
FANDOM: Avatar
CHARACTERS: Jake Sully, the Banshee Girl
RATING: PG
WORDS: 1544
WARNINGS: None.
SUMMARY: The night before the battle of the Tree of Souls, Jake has a conversation with a young Omaticaya hunter about how warriors behave.

But Warriors Don't Run )
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2011-07-02 03:37 pm
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FIC: Pandora Reactions

TITLE: Pandora Reactions
FANDOM: Avatar
CHARACTERS: Parker Selfridge, Miles Quaritch, Trudy Chacon, Max Patel, Grace Augustine, Lyle Wainfleet, Norm Spellman, Jake Sully, Tom Sully, Neytiri OCs
RATING: G/PG
WORDS: 6057
WARNINGS: None.
SUMMARY: If the humans had their souls outside their bodies as animal-dæmons, how would they react to news of Pandora and the dæmonless Na'vi? Ensemble, dæmon AU.
A/N: Many, many thanks to my lovely betas for reading over this and correcting my mistakes <3 <3

For a quick primer on what daemons are, go here (there is a more in-depth article here at wikipedia).

'Kelpies' are formally known as Australian Kelpies, and are a breed of cattle dog.

Pandora Reactions )
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2011-06-14 03:48 pm

Speak, Friend, and Enter: No War Here

TITLE: Speak, Friend, and Enter: Chapter Five: No War Here
CHAPTERS: Index
FANDOM: James Cameron's Avatar
CHARACTERS: Norm Spellman, Trudy Chacon, OC
RATING: PG-13
WORDS: 3169
WARNINGS: None.
A/N: Massive thanks to ceitfianna for beta-ing. While the concept of Romeo and Juliet as Velociraptors is my own, the 'two species, both alike in carnivorisity' bit came from the brain of lordoflorien.
STORY SUMMARY: Information Technician Norm Spellman first met Lance Corporal Trudy Chacon in on a ship in 2134. Twenty years later, Doctor Spellman and Captain Chacon (long-time friends and sometime lovers) are reunited on Pandora. This follows the time between, and what happens after.
CHAPTER EXTRACT: “Romeo and Juliet as...Velociraptors.”

“Wait, what?” Trudy says, laughing as she twists around in her seat. “Oh, man, seriously?”

“No, no, it works, see? 'Two species, both alike in carnivorisity-”

“Norm! No, stop it,” she says, pressing her hands to her eyes as she laughs. But Norm is on a roll – and he loves the way she laughs.

“-in fair dystopia where we lay our scene. From ancient blood re-fused to new...mutant-y.” Okay, so, the roll rapidly rolled out.

No War Here )
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2011-05-11 09:53 am
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FIC: The Things They Carried

TITLE: The Things They Carried
FANDOM: James Cameron's Avatar
CHARACTERS: Grace Augustine, Parker Selfridge, Max Patel, Trudy Chacon, Norm Spellman, Jake Sully, Miles Quaritch, Lyle Wainfleet
RATING: G? PG?
WORDS: 1,237
WARNINGS: None.
A/N: Massive thanks to lordoflorien for beta-ing. Inspired by Tim O'Brien's novel of the same name.
STORY SUMMARY: What the humans carried with them on Pandora, an ensemble characterstudy set during canon.
EXTRACT: Trudy carries her faith at the hollow of her throat, on a small gold locket with a small black cross on the front and the Lord's Prayer in Spanish on the back.

The Things They Carried )
ashmusing: (on that hightop wire)
2011-05-08 02:53 pm

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TITLE: Speak, Friend, and Enter: Chapter Four: Liberty
CHAPTERS: Index
FANDOM: James Cameron's Avatar
CHARACTERS: Norm Spellman, Trudy Chacon, OC
RATING: PG-13
WORDS: 4890
WARNINGS: None.
A/N: Massive thanks to ceitfianna and lordoflorien for beta-ing.
STORY SUMMARY: Information Technician Norm Spellman first met Lance Corporal Trudy Chacon in on a ship in 2134. Twenty years later, Doctor Spellman and Captain Chacon (long-time friends and sometime lovers) are reunited on Pandora. This follows the time between, and what happens after.
CHAPTER EXTRACT: “Well,” she says, and she smirks, her smile crooked and pleased all at once. “I've got a few ideas of what we could do.”

He eyes her, sensing the laughter behind her expression. “Something nefarious?” he asks, a smile tugging at his own mouth.

“Scandalous even,” Chacon says. “Definitely means we have to be on first-name basis.”

“Well, gee, I don't know,” he says, and she grins at him. “Norm,” he says then, grinning back and offering her his hand.

“Trudy.”


Liberty )
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2011-04-26 01:25 pm
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FIC: Field Medicine (Avatar)

TITLE: Field Medicine
FANDOM: James Cameron's Avatar
CHARACTERS: Trudy Chacon, Grace Augustine, brief mention of Jake and Norm
RATING: G?
WORDS: 216
WARNINGS: None.
SUMMARY: “Y'know,” Trudy says as she adjusts her grip on the forceps, “you're actually pretty lucky.” [AU: set after Grace has been shot]
A/N: Written for lordoflorien's birthday.

Field Medicine )
ashmusing: (on that hightop wire)
2011-01-23 03:34 pm

Speak, Friend, and Enter: Geeks in Uniform

TITLE: Speak, Friend, and Enter: Chapter Three: Geeks in Uniform
CHAPTERS: Index
FANDOM: James Cameron's Avatar
CHARACTERS: Norm Spellman, Trudy Chacon, OC
RATING: PG-13
WORDS: 2052
WARNINGS: None.
A/N: Massive thanks to ceitfianna for beta-ing, and lordoflorien for cheerleading. The source of (my knowledge of) the quirks of the Ancient Greek and Russian colour-language is the excellent book Through the Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different in Other Languages, by Guy Deutscher.
STORY SUMMARY: Information Technician Norm Spellman first met Lance Corporal Trudy Chacon in on a ship in 2134. Twenty years later, Doctor Spellman and Captain Chacon (long-time friends and sometime lovers) are reunited on Pandora. This follows the time between, and what happens after.
CHAPTER EXTRACT: “You forgot,” he says, more than a little entertained by her monologue, “to mention ghosts.”

“Mmm, true. But they freak me out.”

Norm blinks. “So, what, cannibalistic corpses don't scare you, but ghosts do?”

Chacon grins. Or at least, she bares her teeth, which a number of species regard as a gesture of defiance instead of joy. It's a stance he can't really argue with. “Can't shoot ghosts. Can shoot zombies.”

He laughs softly. “Okay, that's fair.” He thinks for a moment. “Although, I think you can shoot ghosts with rock-salt.”


Geeks in Uniform )
ashmusing: (these boots were made for lounging)
2011-01-15 11:38 am

Speak, Friend, and Enter : Index

TITLE: Speak, Friend, and Enter
FANDOM: James Cameron's Avatar
CHARACTERS: Norm Spellman, Trudy Chacon, OCs, cast
RATING: PG-13
WARNINGS: None
A/N: Massive thanks to ceitfianna and the_croupier for beta-ing, and lordoflorien for cheerleading.
STORY SUMMARY: Information Technician Norm Spellman first met Lance Corporal Trudy Chacon in on a ship in 2134. Twenty years later, Doctor Spellman and Captain Chacon (long-time friends and sometime lovers) are reunited on Pandora. This follows the time between, and what happens after.

Prologue
Chapter One: Providence and Stardust
Chapter Two: Lord of the Rings
Chapter Three: Geeks in Uniform
Chapter Four: Liberty
Chapter Five: No War Here
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2011-01-11 07:12 pm

Speak, Friend, and Enter: Lord of the Rings

TITLE: Speak, Friend, and Enter: Chapter Two: Lord of the Rings
CHAPTERS: Index
FANDOM: James Cameron's Avatar
CHARACTERS: Norm Spellman, Trudy Chacon
RATING: PG-13
WORDS: 2837
WARNINGS: None.
A/N: Massive thanks to ceitfianna and the_croupier for beta-ing, and lordolorien for cheerleading.
STORY SUMMARY: Information Technician Norm Spellman first met Lance Corporal Trudy Chacon in on a ship in 2134. Twenty years later, Doctor Spellman and Captain Chacon (long-time friends and sometime lovers) are reunited on Pandora. This follows the time between, and what happens after.
EXTRACT: Norm smiles back and answers, “Hey. Didn't expect to see you here.”

Chacon raises her eyebrows slightly, but she's still smiling. “Yeah, well. My copy of Lord of the Rings got completely busted during a pulse bomb. I'm borrowing.”

“Like a pirate?”

There is a beat of silence, and her smile deepens into a smirk on one side, dimple flashing into view. “I'm gonna plead the Fifth on that one.”


Lord of the Rings )
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2011-01-08 01:29 pm

FIC: Speak, Friend, and Enter: Providence and Stardust

TITLE: Speak, Friend, and Enter: Chapter One: Providence and Stardust
CHAPTERS: Index
FANDOM: James Cameron's Avatar
CHARACTERS: Norm Spellman, Trudy Chacon
RATING: PG-13
WORDS: 3035
WARNINGS: None.
A/N: Massive thanks to ceitfianna and the_croupier for beta-ing, and lordolorien for cheerleading.
STORY SUMMARY: Information Technician Norm Spellman first met Lance Corporal Trudy Chacon in on a ship in 2134. Twenty years later, Doctor Spellman and Captain Chacon (long-time friends and sometime lovers) are reunited on Pandora. This follows the time between, and what happens after.
EXTRACT: “Lost?”

“Yeah? What was your first clue?”

“Sixth sense.”

“Sure.”

“Practice.”

“I was obvious, wasn't I?”

“...a little.”



Providence and Stardust )
ashmusing: (playing with mummy's shoes)
2011-01-08 12:39 pm

FIC: Speak, Friend, and Enter: Prologue

TITLE: Speak, Friend, and Enter: Prologue
CHAPTERS: Index
FANDOM: James Cameron's Avatar
CHARACTERS: Norm Spellman, OCs
RATING: PG-13
WORDS: 1845
WARNINGS: None.
A/N: Contains extracts from The Fellowship of the Ring, by JRR Tolkien. And massive thanks to ceitfianna and the_croupier for beta-ing, and lordolorien for cheerleading.
STORY SUMMARY: Information Technician Norm Spellman first met Lance Corporal Trudy Chacon in on a ship in 2134. Twenty years later, Doctor Spellman and Captain Chacon (long-time friends and sometime lovers) are reunited on Pandora. This follows the time between, and what happens after.
EXTRACT: ...his mother seems to take Pandora's biota as a personal insult. On more than one occasion, Norm has thought that if he hears anyone else argue about the function of Pandoran bioluminescence, or allude to the Cambrian Explosion to explain different body-plans, or debate whether the Na'vi are symbiotic parasites from another planet, he is going to kill someone. Even if Professor Eugenie Spellman is an evolutionary biologist, her ire at Pandora's apparent lack of 'genuine originality' seems somewhat excessive.

Prologue )
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2010-11-25 11:16 pm
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FIC: Respect Me In The Morning (Avatar)

TITLE: Respect Me In The Morning
FANDOM: James Cameron's Avatar
CHARACTERS: Max Patel, Trudy Chacon
PAIRINGS: friendship!Max/Trudy
RATING: PG-13
WORDS: 828
WARNINGS: None.
SUMMARY: The morning after one of Max and Trudy's Conferences On How To Handle Grace, Max wakes up to a shrieking alarm, a hangover, and a half-naked Trudy.
A/N: Originally this was supposed to be a brief joke in another (and yet to be finished) story, but then it demanded to be written.
For those who are curious, the tattoo on Trudy's back is the motto of the infantry battalion I've assigned her in my personal!canon.

Respect Me In The Morning )
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2010-11-03 06:59 pm
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FIC: Fortunate Son (Avatar)

TITLE: Fortunate Son
FANDOM: Avatar
RATING: PG? M?
WORDS: 3161
CHARACTERS: Jake Sully, Tom Sully, cast
WARNING: Violence, self-esteem issues, brief mention of suicidal thoughts.
EXTRACT: You're good at running. Better then Tommy. Way better than Tommy. You can live with that.
A/N: I've always struggled a bit with Jake's character, but I realized a couple months ago that a lot of his reactions could make sense if he has ADHD (I came to this idea as I have ADD myself). I sat down to type a short little ficlet, and then when I looked up it was several hours later, and I had over 3000 words. So, I thought I might share.
Title comes from the Creedence Clearwater song of the same name.


I ain't no fortunate one )
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2010-09-01 08:04 pm

FIC: Hell of a Week

TITLE: Hell of a Week
FANDOM: M'ways (24/Avatar)
RATING: M
WORDS: 829
CHARACTERS: Trudy Chacon, Carl Benton
PAIRING/S: Trudy/Carl
SUMMARY: Carl finds Trudy by the lake after a hell of a week at Hell's Gate

Everyone was so angry, all they needed was a trigger. )
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2010-09-01 07:53 pm

Fic: Soldier Girl

TITLE: Soldier Girl
FANDOM: M'ways (24/Avatar)
RATING: PG
WORDS: 592
CHARACTERS: Trudy Chacon, Carl Benton
SUMMARY: In which Carl Benton meets Private First Class Chacon
A/N: Written for the millirific prompt: Millitime.

It's not until she speaks that he realises the kid is a girl, and that the kid is Trudy. )
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2010-09-01 07:47 pm

FIC: Marks

TITLE: Marks
FANDOM: M'ways (24/Avatar)
RATING: R
WORDS: 415
CHARACTERS: Trudy Chacon, Carl Benton
PAIRING: Trudy/Carl
SUMMARY: Trudy's right pointer finger is forever marked by a window in Luanda, and it circles a scar that one of the thousands of bullets from Mogadishu left on his arm.
A/N: Written for the millirific prompt: Violence. For those who are curious, Luanda is the capital of Angola.

Marks )
ashmusing: (don't have to put on that red light)
2010-07-25 07:05 pm

FIC: I would've carried your heart, but it's covered in holes (M'ways)

TITLE: I would've carried your heart, but it's covered in holes
FANDOM: M'ways (24/Avatar)
RATING: M
WORDS: 649
PAIRING: Trudy/Jack, Trudy/Carl, implied Trudy/Carl/Jack
SUMMARY: Grief can draw people together; it can also drive them apart.
A/N: written for [profile] kcountess, who asked for Trudy/Jack post-24: Redemption. Title comes from Eskimo Joe's exceedingly apt song Falling For You.

and by the look in your eyes, I should've carried a gun / I would've carried your heart, but it's covered in holes )
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2010-06-20 01:12 pm
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FIC: The Beams of Our House Are Cedar (Avatar)

TITLE: The Beams of Our House Are Cedar
FANDOM: Avatar
RATING: R
WORDS: 2152
PAIRING: Trudy/Norm
SUMMARY: In an AU where Trudy survives the last battle, she and Norm discuss killing in combat.
DISCLAIMER: these characters are not mine, I'm just playing with them.
A/N: As stated in the summary, this is an alternate universe where Trudy lives - how, I'm still working on. This story has an enormous debt to Lt. Col. Dave Grossman's book On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society, and the title is from the Song of Songs. And finally, this is a hexapede.

I’ve been a professional soldier since I was eighteen, Norm. I’ve seen a lot of bad shit. I’ve done a lot of bad shit. I’m not gonna pack my things and go, no matter what you say. Not gonna judge. )
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2010-06-20 01:09 pm
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FIC: But Not With You (Avatar)

TITLE: But Not With You
FANDOM: Avatar
RATING: PG-13? M? (contains some swearing and references to sex)
WORDS: 1, 216
CHARACTERS: Jake Sully, Trudy Chacon, mention of Norm Spellman
PAIRINGS: Trudy/Norm, one-sided Jack/Trudy (sorta)
SUMMARY: In which Jake Sully discovers why Norm's been in a much better mood lately, and talks it over with Trudy Chacon (this doesn't mean he gets it, though).
DISCLAIMER: The characters and the world they are in belong to James Cameron – I am merely playing with them.
A/N: In the 2007 script, there was a bit where Jake caught Trudy and Norm in 'the act', and I thought it might be fun to explore what would happen after. Also in the 2007 script, Trudy was in on Jake reporting back to Quartich - she was how the Colonel got those reports. I've used this as part of the background setting.

But Not With You )