Cacophonies

Author: Azzy
Artist: Ruby
Beta: Robotkumo & Asylumfarm
Pairring: none
Characters: Seth Ryder × Liam Kosta × Gil Brodie × Foster Addison × Cora Harper × Clancy Arquist × Alec Ryder
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Everybody fucking dies × No happy end × Insanity × Murder × Alternate Universe – Dark × alternate universe – no space travel × Alternate Universe – Post-Apocalypse × Madness × No Romance × Implied/Referenced Rape/Non-con × Implied/Referenced Child Abuse × Implied/Referenced Self-Harm × Implied/Referenced Abuse × Implied/Referenced Drug Addiction × Daddy Issues
Summary: Seth Ryder is awoken from cryosleep to a world that is very different than the one he knew. The only thing he has to hold onto is his survival instinct and his ever present voice in his head called Sam.
Authors note: This story was supposed to be twice as long, so I had to end it on a cliffhanger and who knows, I might write the other half to the next mebb?! This was actually just the introduction of Seth and the universe – but it just has to work as a story, cause I ran out of time.
Anyways I feel like I should explain this story a little.
I am aware that this is a super simplistic and crude depiction of hearing voices, but it’s too hard to write too many voices in his head, but also I wanted to play into the fact that during the game Sam tells you what to do, so it’s not that I am trying to depicture a realistic and true image of what it means to hear voices. Nor am I poking fun at people who hear voices or mental illness in general.
All the ‘implied’ warnings above is only a mention by Sam inside Seth’s mind, Sam likes to remind Seth of terrible things, so it’s just like a line or two, but I still felt I should warn for it. I made up my own universe for this, and I hope it makes somewhat sense, I borrowed heavily from games like Fallout and Killzone. And while the game Senua’s sacrifice was not out when I wrote this, then I can see how some of those themes could resemble themes in this story too. You can see a screencapture of Seth here.
Thank you a million to AsylumFarm & Robotkumo who looked my story over and tried to make it work. You guys rock!! And thank you to Ruby who was my artist again this year, it’s always a joy to work with you – seriously. Go see her wonderful art here.

cacophony (kəˈkɒfənɪ)
n, pl -nies
harsh discordant sound; dissonance

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Growing my own wings

author: Azzy
beta: EJ/Asylumfarm
warning: Short & Sweet, Platonic Relationships
rating: T
fandom: LoTr
pairring: Elladan/Legolas
Summary: Elladan feels pressured to make a choice.

A/N: For laSamtyr.
Alright so I ended up with a pretty convoluted ending, but I decided that in the spirit of the season it needed a cute ending, even if I think it’s pretty obvious it wasn’t planned like that – and honestly I ran out of time, literally (pretty ironic).
So Samtyr thank you for a non restrictive prompt, and I hope you like it no matter what, and merry christmas.

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Battle Brother

author: Azzy
beta:
warning:Pining, Unrequited Crush, Suicide, Depression, Alternate Universe – Modern Setting, Alternate Universe – No Reapers
rating: M
fandom: Mass Effect
pairring: Mshep/Kaidan
Summary: John Shepard one day decides to break his isolation and visit the local soup kitchen because Veterans eat for free.

A/N: For I_Write_Tragedies_Not_Sins.
This is a “modern” AU, there are geth and space travel, but no reapers and earth is largely as it is present day. Shepard was dismissed after Akuze so there is no n7 or spectre stuff.

I wrote this for the mass effect fic swap 2016, which I had never planned on participating in, only running. But then I_write_sins_not_tragedies needed a parter to swap with and I stepped up – she asked for a tragedy, and I pulled all the stops…. BUT for those of you who like a less depressing ending, I have a epilogue/alternate ending because even I felt they deserved a little happiness. Thank you to Ruby/Solstheim & HeavenOnFire for giving me feedback – I simply ran out of time because RL was hammering me and I couldn’t incorporate everything you suggested.

Also sorry for the lack of beta – didn’t have time to find one. =(

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A game of madmen

author: Azzy
beta: Lisbet
warning: not at all what I was aiming for, No Smut just power grabbing and fëanorian dynamics, Fingon/Maedhros implied
rating: M
fandom: The Silmarillion
pairring: Amras/Amrod (implied)
Summary: Maedhros wants to give the crown to Fingolfin, but his brothers feel this is a family affair.

A/N: For Memaizaka.
Okay so wrote this for the sultry in september, the OP asked for Amras/Amrod who was devious and not nice people, but very into each other. So yeah that didn’t happen, it just turned out to be a long as ficlet about Beleriand politics and brother dynamics. It was fun to be totally out of my element, not writing Silmarillion, but that I had been asked for no character death or major angst – oh noes! (I know it ends pretty abrupt but I ran out of time, and it would have turned into a long ass fic if I didn’t break it off. I might still write more to it if there is any interest.)

Written for Sultry in September 2016

 

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