A week on vacation means a great deal happening but not very much posting.
I ate my way through Melbourne (omg delicious), saw Much Ado in the popup Globe Theater (amazeballs), and came down to stay with friends for the last four days, culminating in a bonfire last night with sausages, marshmallows, toast, and FIIIIIIRRREEE (loads of fun for my pyro self), and this morning watching the Bathurst 1000 and getting the details explained to me (kind of interesting, but not likely to become a habit). Tomorrow, I fly back to Sydney in the evening, and thence have the rest of the week off.
I posted two exchange fics (collections are still hidden), added a chapter to the sedoretu
fic, and posted two Maria & Pepper AUs.chapter
: end of the linetitle
: downright complicatedsummary
: When a sedoretu consists of Captain America, the former Deputy Director of SHIELD, the Black Widow, and the Winter Soldier, things are bound to get downright complicated...rating
: So this is kind of the nadir of the story - the point where everything is dark and it doesn't look good. There's a lot of unfucking to go on from this point, but they'll get there. It's kind of a relief; I've been writing this for a year and have had this in my head for longer, so I'm glad to have gotten this far - at least now it's just gently disentangling the characters and their expectations from each other...with a few hitches along the way.title
: A Tale Of Two Sisterssummary
: Pepper doesn’t want adventure or a reward or heroism. She just wants to survive and live the best life she can.rating
: Originally developed and written for the mcuaufest
, but it had an epic feel to it, and I wasn't comfortable gifting it. There might be more - Pepper and Maria might head out on a quest to end the Stark Curse, but for the moment, I think this is as much as I'm going to manage.title
: Hold Tightsummary
: Pepper reaches out to grab Maria as they reach the gurney. Now that she’s had time to calm down, to focus on something other than herself, she can feel the other woman’s emotional fragility beneath the professional shell. She wishes there was something she could do, but words desert her and this moment with all the other personnel around them isn’t private.rating
: The next story in the MCU Jaeger AU: Fire And Ice
series - Maria and Pepper comforting each other in different ways, under different circumstances. It's not really a happy ending, but it's a necessary step to where we're going.
I've been doing a bit of writing; not as much as I hoped, because things have been pretty busy even out here staying with my friend. And tomorrow, I head home and have some nice quiet days.