The Troubled Tales 2016 Haven fanfiction exchange collection is live!

(Names revealed early, because I opened the collection on my phone at a Halloween party last night and something appears to have Gone Amiss, even if 'anonymous' is still checked on the archive and so I am not sure... how... It must be a Trouble.)
I'm still concerned about my ability to write any more in my life's current climate, because this fic ended up being a channel for quite a lot of feelings. But nonetheless, it's a reasonable length fic and the first thing I've written since the accident, so yay?

TITLE: White Noise
AUTHOR: roseveare
LENGTH: 9,000 words approx
SUMMARY: "This place," Duke said, hands fidgeting on the wheel as he drove them down toward the flat intertidal whiteness, paled from the salt and sun exposure. "There's something about this place, now. I like lonely areas, but this is giving me the creeps."
"Me, too." Audrey shifted at Nathan's side. "Nathan."
"Don't like it much," Nathan mumbled.
"You are weird today."
NOTES: Written for the darkfic exchange for Phoenixdragon, the prompt being "existential horror". I couldn't resist giving this one a shot, though I'm not sure if I'll have hit the target or not for such a grand esoteric concept. I was intrigued by the idea of a horror or darkfic where the primary motifs are open spaces and brightness.

White Noise )

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Been sitting on this one a while because I'm thinking of writing more, but I feel I need something fun and distracting to post today.

Havenverse Random Prompt Generator

William Cross / Duke Crocker / terror

spoilers for the finale )
TITLE: The Witchfinder's Whore
AUTHOR: roseveare
LENGTH: ~18,800 words approx
SUMMARY: Nathan Wuornos hid his magic and took up bartering his flesh for coin after watching his father burned at the stake. But one day, an aggressive client cries "witch!" and Nathan finds himself in the citadel jails. An unexpected reprieve appears in the form of shady priest Duke Crocker, who offers to release Nathan in return for his services... both physical and magical... in bringing down his hated enemy, corrupt Crown Inquisitor Lady Mara and her consort William. Nathan has no intention of betraying another witch, but he'll take the chance for freedom... and to play with the delectable priest's guilty lusts while he's about it...
NOTES: Crack fantasy romance novel AU written for the Unconventional Courtship challenge.
DISCLAIMER: Not mine, no profit, yadda, yadda, yadda.

"It is a Dark Era, one when a lusty lad will do what he must to survive. Even if it means bartering flesh for a palmful of coins. . . Forced to watch his father burn at the stake, Nathan Wuornos knows the danger of the gift he inherited - a powerful magic that must stay hidden. Until one night when he's accused of witchcraft and Nathan finds himself behind prison walls, awaiting certain death with a roguish priest unlike any man of the cloth he has known. In reality, Duke Crocker is as far from holy as the devil himself, but his promise of freedom in return for Nathan's services may be his salvation. Locked into a dubious agreement, Nathan resents his plan to have him seduce and ruin his lifelong enemy. But toying with Duke's own lust for him is enjoyable, and he agrees to be his pawn while secretly intending to use him just the same..."

--Based on 'The Harlot' by Saskia Walker.

The roles could've gone either way. But I've been joking about writing hooker!Nathan since the season 3-4 hiatus, so~

The Witchfinder's Whore )

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TITLE: Hurricane Chasing
AUTHOR: roseveare
LENGTH: ~6,500 words approx
SUMMARY: "I think you were all the heroes of some big story, and now here am I, stuck in the Epilogue." Paige remembers, piece by piece.
NOTES: written for Rabbitt in the After Forever post-finale Haven ficathon. 'Something exploring the actual ramifications of Audrey coming back as Paige.' This didn't quite go the places I expected it to go, but I find myself quite pleased with it? Also, in which far too much is read into Paige's name. I'm not completely sure where the reference to Paige being a teacher came from, but I've seen it mentioned by a few people in fandom so I have written with that in mind. The fic quotes briefly from Tennyson’s ‘Ulysses’.
DISCLAIMER: Not mine, no profit, yadda, yadda, yadda.

Hurricane Chasing )

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TITLE: Conversations With Ghosts
AUTHOR: roseveare
LENGTH: ~12,000 words approx
SUMMARY: Nathan's Trouble came back gradually, a little each day ever since he walked alone down the armoury hill and left his heart behind. A few days after he finally awoke with no sensation left in his body, they found the first corpse with aether-smudged eyes.
Now he faces questions he never wanted to ask. Are the Troubles coming back? Is the apparition of Duke seen in Haven responsible for the killings? Can Croatoan's reach extend beyond the walls of the new Barn, and even death itself?
PAIRING: Duke/Nathan, Audrey/Duke/Nathan
NOTES: written for PhoenixDragon in the After Forever post-finale fic exchange: Duke isn't dead, but isn't technically alive, either. Nathan had to make a choice, Duke was not that choice. But he feels haunted and wonders if he made the right one - as attacks on Haven begin by a serial killer and Duke is the obvious suspect, even as he is not really there to defend himself.
This story is set as an alternative to the last ~2 minutes of screentime in the finale; Audrey is still in the armoury, and Nathan is still trying to live his life and rebuild Haven.
DISCLAIMER: Not mine, no profit, yadda, yadda, yadda.

Conversations With Ghosts )

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[Large] Further to this pair of images. The companion to this one will be the opening scene from Shattered, with Duke carrying blood-covered Nate, if I can pull it off.

This is the rat Trouble from Reserve, or another Trouble very much like it.
Summary: Decision time for Nathan and Duke -- and Audrey -- to try to map out a future for Haven... and themselves.

Notes: This is the last part, and since there is a definitive conclusion here, bear in mind that I am drawing the threads to a close while ignoring a good deal of the solutions that were suggested in season 5 canon, the first draft of the story having been written before those reveals. In a way, it's academic whether much of the information revealed in season 5 is true or not in this 'verse, because Nathan and Duke and co. don't have that knowledge and can only speculate in the absence of it.

Duke/Nathan - Explicit - 17,500 words

Part 4: Remains )

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Summary: After everything that has happened, with William and Audrey temporarily removed from the equation, Nathan and Duke have a brief window to try and fix their relationship, while Dwight and Nathan and HPD try to fix Haven, and figure out where they all go from here.

Duke/Nathan - explicit - ~28,000 words

Part 3: Three Days Grace )

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Summary: Nathan tries, using outside help, to determine the exact sequence of events that led to Duke killing him in the cave.

Duke/Nathan - Explicit - ~8,000 words

Shattered, Part 2: The Lost Week )

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Loosing this into the wild is a terrifying prospect. Should hopefully be posted complete in time for the last part to be uploaded for this Friday's Nuke Night on Tumblr.

TITLE: Shattered
AUTHOR: roseveare
LENGTH: 73,000 words approx.
SUMMARY: Nathan has been clawing his way back to life since he returned to Haven. Dying might just give him the push he needs to get there. Duke/Nathan.
WARNINGS: references to violent sex, dubious-to-non-consent, death, deliberate injury, blood, addiction, mindfuck, trauma.
NOTES: Unbreakable #3. Canon compliant only up to season 4's Fallout, incorporating an alternate take on the season 4 plot arc but nipping season 5 elements in the bud. Novel-length, in four parts.
DISCLAIMER: Not mine, no profit, yadda, yadda, yadda.

Part 1: The Death of Nathan Wuornos )

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After Forever is a Haven fanfiction exchange to explore post-finale or alternate finale possibilities!

This is a fic exchange done a little bit differently. As well as requesting and offering pairings and characters, we will use a set of freeform tags to build 'recipes' for preferred alternate finale scenarios or just to explore what happened in the context of where canon left us when the final(e) credits rolled.

Examples are too spoilery to provide but you can view the tag set here.

Troubled Tales will run again later in the year as a fic exchange with a broader purview, but in the meantime, I thought this exercise of a small exchange might help us out with some post-finale closure.

I am a little later promoting this than planned, but there is still plenty of time to sign up! Sign ups end 31st March. Assignments will be due in May. Fics only need to be 1000 words minimum.

Sign up for After Forever
EHm. This is the random nudity Trouble fic.

TITLE: Grin and Bare It
AUTHOR: roseveare
RATING: a really mild R? IDEK
LENGTH: ~14,000 words
PAIRING: Audrey/Duke/Nathan
SUMMARY: Nathan's caught a dose of a particularly embarrassing Trouble, Duke wants in on the hilarity, and Haven is just not letting up as Audrey and co struggle to keep a lid on the chaos. Some Troubles, you just have to grin and bare 'em...
NOTES: Written for Chiiyo86 in Holly Poly 2015. This is set in some happier season 1-2 mashup where the Chief is still around and Duke isn't obsessing about a tattooed man.

Grin and Bare It )
I wrote about 3 fics for halfamoon on Tumblr. This is the only one I've brushed up for AO3 and FFN, but I'll post the others here too in the next day or so.

TITLE: Climbing Mount Haven
AUTHOR: roseveare
LENGTH: ~5,000 words
SUMMARY: Lexie, Jennifer and Jordan embark on a journey to the police station which Haven's geography conspires to make far more epic than usual.
NOTES: AU divergence set after Countdown. Written for the halfamoon female characters challenge, day #6 - hurt/comfort. I was quite taken by the idea of trying to write a story with hurt/comfort tones using an all-female cast.

Climbing Mount Haven )
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( Feb. 3rd, 2016 07:06 pm)

Vicki: I found the right hand!

Gloria: Aw, piss.

[Ten minutes later Dwight will come in and stutter incoherently at the idea of the baby being there and Vicki will look crestfallen and protest, “But he loves the jigsaws best!”]
TITLE: The Bunny Returns
AUTHOR: roseveare
LENGTH: ~9,000 words
SUMMARY: 'If cuddling something cute and fluffy could keep a lid on whatever this Trouble was... Sorry, but Nate was taking one for the team.' A small girl and an exploding woman prove a Troubled challenge while Nathan is still stuck as a hare.
NOTES: sequel to Rage Bunny. Thanks to Rabbitt for beta-reading. :D

The Bunny Returns )
I'm posting the sequel and just noticed the original crack had never been posted on here. Well, here it is.

TITLE: Rage Bunny
AUTHOR: roseveare
LENGTH: ~6,700 words
SUMMARY: Nathan gets turned into something small and fluffy with floppy ears. Nathan is decidedly unhappy about this.
NOTES: Based on the Haven Herald Book Club (on Tumblr) prompt of "Your favourite turns into an animal due to a new Trouble, and must seek help from the other characters".

Rage Bunny )


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