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Here's a trio of gifts that I wrote for the Not Primetime Exchange. The titles are links that go to AO3.

Title: Bad Ideas
Fandom: Leverage
Warnings/Ratings: None/PG
Characters/Relationships: Eliot/Parker/Hardison 

Summary: Parker and Hardison come up with bad ideas to celebrate their anniversary with Eliot.

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Title: The Journey
Fandom: Leverage
Warnings/Ratings: None/PG
Characters/Relationships: Eliot/Parker/Hardison 

Summary: A journey might start with a single step. This one starts with a conversation.

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Title: Feels like the first time
Fandom: Leverage
Warnings/Ratings: None/PG
Characters/Relationships: Maggie, Sophie 

Summary: Sophie helps Maggie prepare for her first real grift.

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Title: You Just Don’t Know It Yet
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fleurlb 
Yuletide Recipient[livejournal.com profile] devilc 
Word count: 10,500
Characters: Hastings Ruckle, Buddy Garrity Junior, brief appearances by Luke, Tinker, Becky, and Coach Taylor
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Spoilers Spoilers for all of Season 5 of Friday Night Lights

A/N: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] devilc , for providing the opportunity to work with two of the most criminally underused characters ever. Thanks also for providing a reason to step outside of my usual comfort zone and dive into slash. Or rather, fumble my way slowly. :)



Summary: Hastings Ruckle has a simple plan for Dillon, Texas: no attachments, no drama. It's a foolproof and simple plan, until Buddy Junior shows up and ruins everything.


When Hastings Ruckle rolled up in Dillon, Texas, he’d already memorized twelve home addresses and had suffered through being the “new kid” at eight schools. He saw Dillon as a cross between a challenge and a prison sentence: survive the next two years and then he’d be free. Able to attend any college he wanted. Able to set down some roots and live in the same damn place for four whole years.



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Title: Tea and Emergency Biscuits
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fleurlb
Written for: [livejournal.com profile] alinaandalionfor the 2011 [livejournal.com profile] leverage_sesa exchange
Rating: G
Characters: Hardison, Sophie 
Word Count: 1,800
Spoilers: Vague spoilers for all seasons, but nothing specific. 
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: I own nothing here and am just doing this for fun.
Summary: Sophie and Hardison have a heart-to-heart over gross tea and a tin of emergency biscuits. 

Sophie returned to the office to find Hardison sitting at the briefing table, watching what looked like a live feed from Eliot’s personal gym. She paused for a minute and studied the scene, watching as the hacker watched grainy images of a small blonde throwing kicks and punches while Eliot coached her. 
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Fallen

Sep. 1st, 2011 08:43 pm
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Title: Fallen
Author: [livejournal.com profile] obstinatrix
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: PG (language)
Characters: Sam, Dean, Castiel
Spoilers: Vague spoilers for the end of S5, but not really
Warnings: None

Disclaimer: I own nothing here and am just having some fun.

Summary: When it's all over, Castiel falls and is reborn into his own body. Sam and Dean raise the baby. It's an interesting life, parenting an old friend with your brother. 
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] spn_summergen for [livejournal.com profile] obstinatrix. Thanks for providing such a charming and enjoyable prompt. :)


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Title: Ranger School
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fleurlb 
Fandom: Leverage
Rating: PG (language)
Characters: Eliot
Word Count: 3050
Spoilers: None - set pre-series
Warnings: Um, there’s a snake. Also, my motto is 'never let the facts get in the way of a good story', so I may have possibly taken some small liberties with how Ranger training words.
Disclaimer: I own nothing here (besides Charlie Mac) and am just having some fun.

Author’s Note: So, [livejournal.com profile] ziplocless very graciously donated money for [livejournal.com profile] help_pakistan in exchange for a story from me. She gave me some great ideas, but the story just refused to be written. Then, my baby ate my life and I embarrassingly fell further and further behind. Now that I’m slowly getting a small fraction of my life back, I realized that the reason I couldn’t write the story I wanted to write was because I had to write this story first. Downside, ziplocless’s story is still depressingly and mortifyingly late. Plus side, at least I’m make progressive even if I can’t make promises on when the ‘real’ story will be finished.

Summary: His Ranger buddy has a major personality flaw, but maybe, just maybe, Eliot will be able to get through the training without hurting the guy.


Eliot rolled into Ranger school confident that he could make it through the grueling experience. He wasn’t being cocky. He was being realistic. In his unit, he’d been known as Steamroller: single-minded and unstoppable. Eliot knew that all he just had to keep putting one foot in front of the other no matter how much his body wanted to quit, and he’d have his tab.
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Title: Excitement on Craggy Island
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fleurlb 
Crossover: Father Ted/True Blood (yes, seriously :))
Characters: Father Ted, Father Dougal, Father Jack, Mrs. Doyle, Eric, Pam
Word Count: 4,000
Rating: PG

Spoilers: None that I can think of.
Warning(s): None that I can think of.

Disclaimer: I own nothing here and am just doing this for fun.

Summary: After the Great Reveal, Eric and Pam are sent to Craggy Island on a public relations outreach mission.

A/N 1: Thanks to my recipient, Basingstoke, for requesting both Father Ted (#3) and True Blood (#4). My match was for True Blood, but after I saw Father Ted, the first scene popped into my head and I couldn't resist what is possibly one of the craziest crossovers ever. 

A/N 2: Special thanks to my fabulous beta, elzed, for her speedy and thorough review. She kept me honest on voices and canon.
Speaking of canon, this diverges slightly from the True Blood canon.

A/N 3: Never let the facts get in the way of a good story. :) Please hand-wave or consider AU as necessary.

Like the rest of the world, on the night of the Great Reveal, Father Ted and Father Dougal sat in their living room, dumbfounded by the stories and pictures on the television. They’d been promised a “monumental revelation that would change the course of human history”, but they’d been expecting at most the collapse of a far-off government or news of a natural disaster. Nothing had prepared them for the truth that vampires existed.

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Title: Our Last Days as Children
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fleurlb 
Recipient[livejournal.com profile] faithintheboys 
Word count: 11,000
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Spoilers for SPN: Up to and including 5.6 “I Believe the Children Are Our Future”
Spoilers for FNL: All of Season 1. Everything after that is mostly AU.

A/N 1: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] faithintheboys , for providing the opportunity to combine two of my favorite shows. I’ve taken a lot of liberties with FNL, to make it fit with my timeline. I’ve also conveniently ignored pretty much everything that happened after FNL’s first season.
A/N 2: The title comes from an Explosions in the Sky song.
A/N 3: Thanks to the friendly mods for their understanding and assistance and also for running an awesome exchange. 

A/N 4: Finally getting around to posting a link on my own LJ. The link will take you to the spn_summergen com, because I'm just too lazy and tired right now to post it properly here, since it's so long that it takes two parts.


Summary: From the prompt: AU, Crossover with Friday Night Lights. The one place Dean never wanted to move from was Dillon, Texas. He played football there and was good at it. He even considered playing college ball. As the world is ending, Dean and Sam are drawn to Dillon on a hunt.

Dean shifted in his seat and stretched his legs, hoping to get some pressure off his belly. The breakfast had been delicious, almost too delicious, and finishing off Sam’s extra sausages had almost certainly been a mistake. Still, at least they weren’t in a rush, and he could relax and enjoy the Sunday paper.
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Title: Chasing the Story
Fandom: Friday Night Lights
Rating: PG
Characters: Julie Taylor, Billy Riggins, Tim Riggins 
Word Count: 1500
Spoilers: Yes, for the entire series including all of Season 4.
Warnings: None.
Disclaimer: I own nothing here and am just doing this for fun.

Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] meghan_84, as a result of a Guess the Fic meme. I’m not going to tell her prompt, since it gives away a spoiler from 413. Also, I've taken massive liberties with just about everything in this fic, so please don't let the facts get in the way of the story. :)

Julie stood in the cramped waiting area, which smelled like sweat and bleach. She wrapped her sweater around her more tightly and wondered if she was doing the right thing. Maybe she should just leave. She sighed and blamed her stupid car and Billy Riggins for the fact that she was standing in the last place on earth she’d ever expected to be.

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The Test

Aug. 13th, 2010 07:01 pm
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Title: The Test
Fandom: Leverage
Rating: G
Characters: Nate, Hardison, Parker, Sam. 
Word Count: 1,000
Spoilers: If you know anything about the show, you're golden.
Warnings: Not really, unless you have issues surrounding swimming lessons at the Y. (Yeah, don't even get me started on my own experiences with that. :))
Disclaimer: I own nothing here and am just doing this for fun.
 
Notes: Written for [info]whimoffate, as a result of a Guess the Story meme. Her prompt was “swimming.” 
 
Looking through his binoculars, Nate watches Hardison. The way the hacker is standing on the edge of the building, fidgeting uncomfortably in the tight harness, reminds Nate of Sam’s first swimming test. Hardison shakes his head, eyes wide and mouth pressed into a thin line, and this simple gesture peels back the years for Nate until he’s standing in the YMCA, breathing in humid, over-chlorinated air.
 
 
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Fandom: Leverage
Title: Striking in the West
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fleurlb 
Rating: PG
Characters: Hardison, Eliot, Parker. 
Word Count: 5,500
 
Spoilers: If you know anything about the show, you're golden.
Warnings: A bit of violence, but nothing too harrowing
Disclaimer: I own nothing here and am just doing this for fun.
 
Summary: When Nate and Sophie are kidnapped, Hardison has to step far outside his comfort zone.
 
Notes: Written for the fic-a-thon over at [livejournal.com profile] 36_stratagems. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ultranos_fic for inventing and running the community and also for graciously giving me a short extension. Special thanks to [livejournal.com profile] celtic_flicka for the thorough and speedy beta. All mistakes are my own.
 
 
6. Make a sound in the east, then strike in the west. In any battle the element of surprise can provide an overwhelming advantage. Even when face to face with an enemy, surprise can still be employed by attacking where he least expects it. To do this you must create an expectation in the enemy's mind through the use of a feint.
 
Hardison often thought that their work had no happy middle ground. They were either doing awesome, getting everything they needed and watching all their pieces fall into place. Or they were standing by helplessly while a vanload of thugs drove off with somebody. Which was damn funny when it happened to that fake psychic. It was a lot less funny when it happened to Nate and Sophie. 
 
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Title: Missing Scene, The Bottle Job
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fleurlb 
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairing: Nate, Eliot 
Word Count: 917
Spoilers: Up to and including The Bottle Job (211)
Warnings: Not really.
Disclaimer: I own nothing here and am just doing this for fun.

Summary: Nate returns to his apartment after the Bottle Job, and Eliot wants to talk.

Notes: Written for a [livejournal.com profile] leverageland challenge: Write a missing scene for an episode of Leverage as suggested by [info]sheryden.  
 
Nate stands in front of his apartment door, trying to pull his keys out of his pocket and open the door one-handed. His other hand grasps the half-full bottle of expensive Scotch that he’d bought for Doyle during the con. Cora had insisted he take it with him, he’d paid for it after all, and he was just too worn down and tired to resist.
 
 
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Title: The Holy Elephant Gun Job, Part One
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fleurlb 
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairing: Nate, Sophie, Parker, Hardison, Eliot, Dean and Sam Winchester, and Castiel
Word Count: 9,000
Spoilers: For Leverage - entire second season. For Supernatural - through 5.10
Warnings: Not really.
Disclaimer: I own nothing here and am just doing this for fun.

Summary:
Castiel’s last-ditch effort to save the world from the apocalypse is going to require some extra help.

Notes: This is an unbeta’d pinch hit for leveragexchange that was written in two days, so all errors are my own. Hope you enjoyed it, [livejournal.com profile] anntarot
 
 
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Title: The family you fell into
Author: fleurlb
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairing: Parker, primarily. 
Word Count: 500
Spoilers: If you know anything about the show, you're golden.
Warnings: Not really.
Disclaimer: I own nothing here and am just doing this for fun.

Summary: Parker's musings on her family history.

Notes: Written for a [livejournal.com profile] leverageland challenge: Write a fic that deals with the prompt, family. It can be a story about one of the team member's family or how you view them as a family, interpret any way you'd like.
 

By the time Parker ‘graduated’ from the foster care system at age 18, she’d set a dubious record for most placements within Illinois Children’s Services. In 14 years, she’d lived with an astounding 37 foster families, with the longest placement being eight months and the shortest just three days.
 
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Disclaimer: I own nothing here and am just doing this to pass the time until Season 3 starts.
 
Spoilers: Set between “The Fairy Godparents Job” (204) and “The Three Days of the Hunter Job” (205).
 
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] lovesrogue36‘s prompt on [livejournal.com profile] leveragekink : “Nate/Sophie, paint in her hair” Coming up with the title was the hardest part and it’s based on a mistranslation loose interpretation of a line in Edith Piaf’s song “Non, je ne regrette rien,” Balayées pour toujours, je repars à zéro.
 
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Nate knocked on Sophie’s door again, annoyed that she wasn’t answering. Their weekly meetings to select the team’s next client were a standing engagement, and Sophie was never late. Well, until recently, at least. Nate hadn’t met ‘The Boyfriend’ yet and was having a hard time working up any friendly feelings toward the guy. Sophie had been different and the only new variable was a guy whose name he didn’t even know.
 
 
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Disclaimer: I own nothing here and am just doing this for fun and to pass the time until Season 3. 
 
A/N: Special thanks to [livejournal.com profile] renisanz for asking the question and then drawing the brilliant art that led to the story. There’s a link to the art at the very end of the story.
 
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Hardison had spent six weeks cajoling Parker to play an elaborate guessing game about her birthday, then another two months before he guessed right. It was a moot point, since he’d hacked his way into learning her birthday before he’d even started his campaign, but he’d known he needed to come about the information honestly or else it would just seem creepy.
 
 
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Disclaimer: I own nothing here and am just doing this to pass the time until Season 3 starts.
 
Spoilers: None. Set pre-series, about two and a half years. Nate is married to Maggie.
 
Painting: Vincent Van Gogh, Wheatfield with Crows, 1890, Oil on canvas, 19.9 in × 40.6 in
 
A/N: Part four in a five-part series of one-shots focused on three of my favorite things: Nate, Sophie, and art. Although my brother has helped select the other paintings, this one was all my idea. Fifteen years ago, I had the opportunity to see this haunting painting at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and I’ve carried it in my head ever since. That’s art. 
 
 
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Nate watched as the coffin was lowered into the ground. He could feel Maggie holding onto his arm, feel her tears falling on his hand. But he was numb. Beyond numb, actually, and well into shell-shocked territory. 
 
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Disclaimer: I own nothing here and am just doing this to pass the time until Season 3 starts.
 
Spoilers: None. Set pre-series, about three years. Nate is married to Maggie, Sam is unwell.
 
Painting: Richard Diebenkorn, Cityscape 1 (Landscape No. 1), 1963, Oil on canvas, 60 1/4 x 50 1/2 in
 
 
A/N: Part three in a five-part series of one-shots focused on three of my favorite things: Nate, Sophie, and art. Special thanks to my brother, an art school graduate, for helping me pick this painting and for supplying the excellent description of Diebenkorn’s style. Any mistakes are my own, because as the older sister, it’s my birth-right to ignore him sometimes. :) 
 
 
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Sophie’s entire dating career had been something of a nightmare, which she attributed wholly to her pitiful selection of choices. As she saw it, she could either date a fellow grifter or date an honest citizen. The pitfalls of dating a fellow grifter were obvious: trust issues, paranoia, possible law enforcement investigations, double-crosses, and difficult schedules.
 
 
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Disclaimer: I own nothing here and am just doing this to pass the time until Season 3 starts.
 
Spoilers: None. Set pre-series, about six years. Nate is married to Maggie and Sam is healthy.
 
Painting: Edward Hopper, Office at Night, 1940, Oil on canvas, 22 1/8 x 25 inches 
 
 
A/N: Part two in a five-part series of one-shots focused on three of my favorite things: Nate, Sophie, and art. Special thanks to my brother, an art school graduate, for helping me pick this painting and for supplying all of the smart observations about it. Any mistakes are my own, because as the older sister, it’s my birth-right to ignore him sometimes. :) 
 
 
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Nate arrived at her room while Sophie was still getting ready. He always claimed that he was just punctual, but she thought he had it confused with “obsessively early.” She crossed the small hotel room in three long strides and opened the door.
 
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