Greencard marriage broke 17k. That’s about 2000 more words than I expected in the last 2 days. I can also safely say that it’s not gonna end at 20k. Probably not 25k. There’s a lot of emotional and plotty meat to go and it ties into canon events as well. So this could be fun!
Quick Summary: Due to circumstances of his birth, someone has dug up a technicality about Phil Coulson’s US Citizen Status. His security Clearance, His Parent’s history and a few other things make a simple fix next to impossible. Also, they’re really sure it wasn’t just bad timing.
What’s interesting is that some of the themes and specific ideas were cannibalized from the first fic I put words to page to in what I call my Second Great Fanfic Word Explosion. I really wanted to finish it, but at 8k it was really patchy and missing something that I’m not sure I could have put back in. So in a lot of ways this is a rewrite, but only of one Plot, the B plot is all brand new. There’s a scene, in the old one where they’re Making Out As A Super Spy Cover and they’re both super touch starved and there’s accidental orgasms for everyone one, that I might separate out and use all on its own.
Right now I’m really happy with the current story line. It’s an exploration of Asexuality and Demisexuality that I haven’t seen in fandom yet. I’m not saying that anyone has done it wrong, just that there’s a huge spectrum and it’s only just beginning to be explored.
Just the Once (probably now and forever being renamed as Fidelity) That one is over 15k at the moment, but unlike Greencard Marriage, I have a much firmer grasp of how I’m getting from A to B to C. I may pick that one up this week as the meds change wipes me out.
Quick Summary: Clint is getting a HUGE promotion, on the eve of his leaving for an 18 month tour of duty, he and Phil say good bye to each other. It’s supposed to be a hug, it ends up being a lot more. They still leave each other in the morning, but as time goes on, they realize goodbye isn’t really an option.
The thing I really like about this one is their relationship dynamic. It’s one of those ‘impossible situations’ that they resolve to make possible in the most sweet way. There’s a very early moment that I wrote and then stepped back and just… adored. Phil Coulson sat up and knocked Clint on his ass in the most beautiful way possible and that’s when I went from liking the story to falling in love with it.
It’s the Landing (AKA Oops II, sequel to It’s Not the Fall) This one stalled a bit, I needed a break from the universe. So right now it’s one Chapter long. But it has priority status for whenever I finish one of the two above. I’m already feeling good about it again. So no worries, the sequel is well on its way.
Quick Summary: Decisions are easy, consequences are not. Phil has made his choice and he’s not gonna change his mind. But that doesn’t mean that everything suddenly gets easier. His behavior is being questioned, there’s internal politics, well meaning friends and colleagues and a whole lot of Phil Coulson trying to find a purchase on his new life. Sometimes he’s forced to take a step before he finds one.
The response to the first story still keeps me in awe every time I think about it. It’s amazing. And every time I pick over Oops1 to grab all the stuff I put in there to deal with later in OopsII so the plot points connect perfectly, I get all giddy and giggly. I think when I get back to this I’m gonna really enjoy writing all of Phil and Clint’s firsts. There’s so much to explore and it’s all the kind of stuff I really love about writing.
Shorts: Crisis and Messy. They both have half finished parts and ideas. Probably will appear when I need breaks from the longer fic.
Crisis moves on to dealing with healing when your partner must take care of their own life at the same time.
Messy has the potential for a really big plot. I’m less sure what’ll come out of this series next, but I have some ideas.