black_sluggard: (ryan and esposito)
Castle (Gen)
The Scottish Play—An unusual take on "famously fatherless". (Crossover with Gargoyles)
The Magician—Kevin Ryan's destiny holds more than his future plans anticipate. (Pre-series. Magical realism/urban fantasy AU.) [Teaser]
Vasa Jijri—A crossover with the Elder Scrolls series of games (specifically Skyrim). Barely Castle related (though it stars Kevin, as a kid), but it ties into a planned fusion series.

Castle (Esposito/Ryan)

Which is not an AU so much as it simply happens to concern werewolves.
Evidence to the Contrary—In which Javier assures Kevin that there are no werewolves in Manhattan.
Stupid Questions (And Other Things That Don't Exist)—In which two drunk werewolves wax meta on the supernatural, and apparently everyone's adorable. (Fluff)
Magic Enough in Moonlight—A full-moon weekend in the Hamptons. (Fluff)
Trier of Fact—Angst for no reason (or, Kevin's view of the events which lead up to "Evidence to the Contrary").
(Not So) Secret Santa—There were times when Kevin thought the whole werewolf thing was kind of a drag. (Fluff)
As True as the Sky—Javier answers some of the rumors that have been circulating among the NYPD. (Friendship)

A Once and Future Thing*
Threads of fate, woven and rewoven.

Deja Vu*—"Forever, baby?" (CastlexFirefly)
Jamais Vu*—"I swore an oath of honor never to abandon you." (xover with CastlexThe Eagle)
'Til Underverse Come*—When Riddick crosses the threshold into Underverse, he sees all. (CastlexThe Chronicles of RiddickxVarious)
Keep What You Kill*—Riddick offers answers. Vaako should have been more curious about the questions. (The Chronicles of Riddick)

The Genus* Series:
Vulgar Latin and Xenophilia. (Or, what happens when the Sluggard mistakes John Carpenter's "The Thing" for a romance.)
Eadem Mutata Resurgo*—Most stories have a beginning and an end. Sometimes it's impossible to tell the difference. (Prequel to "Sui Generis".)
Sui Generis*—Javier confessed never expecting Kevin to believe him. Kevin didn't, but somehow, things still wound up spiraling frighteningly out of control...
Duo In Carne Una*—Months after the revelations which challenged everything he knew about his partner—and in the face of his looming wedding—Kevin makes his choice.

The Life* AU
A zombie AU in which an undead minority, called "post-vitals", have been in existence since the early '60s.
Quality of Life*
      Part One*/Part Two*
Life Goes On—Love can be a selfish emotion, and loving unconditionally the most selfish of all.

(See more in the Life Series masterpost.)

The Zeitgeist Series
A Castle-Heroes Crossover AU, featuring characters from NCIS.
One Giant Leap—Listen.  Javier Esposito has become unstuck in time.
InterludeOne Small Step—Just because you don't believe in ghosts doesn't mean they don't believe in you.
Black Edelweiss—Two weeks after Claire Bennet's televised leap from the Ferris wheel, the 12th handles it's first case delving into the strange world of specials.


Quis Custodiet

Fools Rush In—When Javier went missing, Kevin refused to give up hope. (crossover with Supernatural)

Roach Motel:  A Post Modern Tale of Slashy Goodness—A slash fic about slash fic, and the reaction of muses thereto.
Caffeine Induced Madness—A cautionary tale about of the dangers of java, for both characters and those who write them.
Free Fall—Beginnings and endings must often coincide.
Pressure—A coda to Knockout.
        Fracture—A coda to Knockout.
No Dominion—Kevin Ryan is given a second chance.  Crossover with Phillip Jose Farmer's Riverworld novels.
Women Scorned and Other Natural Disasters—A night of public nudity and misunderstandings shakes the status quo.
12x13—Kevin's dodgy sense of fashion had never gotten him in this much trouble before...  (xover with Warehouse 13)
Lessons in Each Other—Oh my god, did I manage to write totally angstless fluff? I did. I did didn't I?
Roadkill on the Highway of Life—History can be a difficult thing to throw away.
Trick or Treat—A new case brings back memories of a Halloween night long ago and events Javier suddenly remembers he had forgotten.
       Ghoulies and Ghosties—It's past midnight on their first Halloween together, and Kevin and Javier are finally ready to talk about it. Sort of.
Personal Demons—In a loving universe, the "monster fight" after the disastrous dinner in "Demons" might have gone something like this... (Pre-slash)
Pinned—Because in some way, it always has to be Castle's fault. (St. Patrick's Day)
Of Mice and Men—In which a city mouse visits the country, which predictably leads to trouble, and Javier almost gets eaten by a panther. Crossover with the comic series Fables.
Until Lambs Become Lions—There are things Javier knows about his partner's wife—ex-wife—that Kevin doesn't. (Pre-slash. Crossover with Grimm.) [Teaser]
black_sluggard: (ryan and esposito)

Title: (Not So) Secret Santa
Series: Evidence
Fandom: Castle
Rating: PG
Genre: Humor, Friendship, Supernatural, Angst.
Characters/Pairings: Javier Esposito/Kevin Ryan, Richard Castle.
Details: Slash, genre!crack, werewolves, friendship, Christmas, Castle being Castle, unbetad.
Word Count: 808
Summary:Though their strange condition had turned out unexpectedly benign, there were still times when Kevin thought the whole werewolf thing was kind of a drag.
Notes: The

[ profile] ryanandesposito Secret Santa didn't happen this year, so I thought I'd see about developing this Evidence 'verse crack-bunny that's been sitting around for ages.
For a relative time for this, I suppose that Trier of Fact would have taken place over September and October, Evidence to the Contrary in November.


Between the confirmed existence of things beyond the natural, his transformation into one of them, and the keen senses that transformation had granted, Kevin sometimes thought he might no longer even be capable of surprise... )


(Fic) Trier of Fact

Friday, 6 July 2012 12:00 am
black_sluggard: (ryan and esposito)
Title: Trier of Fact
Series: Evidence
Fandoms: Castle
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Angst, Horror, Supernatural
Warning: Minor, brief contemplation of suicide.
Details: Genre!crack, werewolves, case!fic(ish), angst for no reason, unbetad. Oh, and bathrooms...yes, that's right, again. Where else does the angst live if not in bathrooms?
Characters/Pairings: Kevin Ryan/Jenny O'Malley, pre-Kevin Ryan/Javier Esposito, Kate Beckett.
Wordcount: 2,664
Summary: A look at Kevin's experiences leading up to the events of "Evidence to the Contrary".
Notes: A while back, [ profile] adja999 made a comment about a detail in Evidence, and it occurred to me that while I made reference to the case that started it all, I pretty much glossed over the details entirely. I hadn't initially planned to write this out, but the question begged, and then something else occurred to me. Something that I needed to explore...

Needless to say, the case would not go down as one of his favorites. )

(Fic) Fools Rush In

Friday, 22 June 2012 04:55 pm
black_sluggard: (ryan and esposito)
Title: Fools Rush In
Series: Quis Custodiet
Fandom: Castle, Supernatural (no canon knowledge necessary).
Genre: Angst, Mystery, Supernatural
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Cliffhanger.
Details: Slash, genre!crack, crossover, case!fic, AU, blasphemy, mythology abuse, spoilers.
Characters/Pairings: Castle―pre-Kevin Ryan/Javier Esposito, mentions of Kevin/Jenny and Javier/Lanie. Kate Beckett, Richard Castle. Supernatural―Bobby Singer, Claire Novak, Amelia Novak, mentions of others.
Wordcount: 10,532
Summary: When Javier Esposito went missing and the body of an unidentified woman was found in his apartment, Detective Kevin Ryan refused to believe the worst of his partner. Now, with the case threatening to go cold, he has embarked on his own investigation, determined to uncover the truth.
Notes: Early season 4 for Castle, and AU for season 6 of Supernatural, so spoilers up to there. Part of the "Quis Custodiet" AU crossover 'verse. Takes place a couple months after "'Aloha' Doesn't Mean 'Goodbye'" (SupernaturalxHawaii Five-0), but stands alone. In fact, I think this story is much better if read first.
Written for the July Ficathon on [ profile] ryanandesposito.

Chapter One - Chapter Two - Chapter Three - Chapter Four - Epilogue
black_sluggard: (ryan and esposito)
Title: Stupid Questions (And Other Things That Don't Exist)
Series: Evidence
Fandoms: Castle
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Romance, Fluff, Supernatural.
Warnings: Slash, AU, genre!crack, werewolves, drunken naughtiness, fluff, meta, unbetad.
Characters/Pairings: Javier Esposito/Kevin Ryan, Richard Castle, Kate Beckett (we'll say Caskett-ish, since I do eventually plan to go there in this 'verse, just not yet.)
Wordcount: 1,490
Summary: In which two drunk werewolves wax meta on the supernatural, and apparently everyone's adorable.
Details: Remember when, like, there were werewolves? Takes place in the same universe as "Evidence to the Contrary". I always had meant to revisit this 'verse, but this is sooo not how I imagined doing it. I blame public transit. I come up with the weirdest ideas on the train... I actually came up with this before Christmas, then intended to do it for New Years. With a few tweaks, though, it serves well enough for Valentines Day. Might as well. It's not like the Zeitgeist 'verse is ever getting a fic for that holiday, and I while I could probably do one for the Life 'verse it would probably wind up waaaay cheesier than I would ever want.

"Like...if werewolves are real, what else?" )
black_sluggard: (ryan and esposito)
Title: Of Mice and Men
Fandoms: Castle, Fables
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Angst, Fantasy, Humor, Romance
Details: Slash, genre!crack, AU, crack, unsolicited crossover, fairy tales, talking animals, author insanity, shades of "omfg what did I just write?", unbetad.
Characters/Pairings: Castle—Javier Esposito/Kevin Ryan, Kate Beckett. Fables—Bigby Wolf, Frau Totenkinder, Reynard, Rose Red, Bagheera, others. OCs.
Wordcount: 30,178
Summary: In which a city mouse visits the country, which predictably leads to trouble and (in no particular order) revelations, relations and reciprocation; a funeral and a shotgun wedding; and Javier almost gets eaten by a panther.
Notes: A crossover with the comic Fables. This was done for [ profile] adja999 for [ profile] ryanandesposito's Secret Santa Fic Exchange. I apologize for crossing with a fandom you probably don't even read, but this was honestly the only thing my muse wanted to run with.
Fortunately, Fables draws its characters from fairy tales and similar stories, so they should at least be familiar in that context. On the off chance anyone happens to be familiar with Fables, this takes place before (i.e. blatantly ignores) the "Dark Ages" arc.

Prologue: Once Upon a Time...
(...which introduces characters we don't know, characters we only think we know, and characters we do know whom we may not recognize.)
Chapter One: Curiouser and Curiouser
(In which Javier experiences guilt, denial and car trouble, and a black panther is poorly substituted for a white rabbit.)
Chapter Two: Fish, Ponds, and Things of That Sort
(Which concerns a long-overdue reunion where awkwardness is mostly a matter of scale.)
Chapter Three: The Sky Is Falling
(In which everyone does their best, but nothing makes sense and there really isn't any time for proper explanations.)
Chapter Four: A Marriage of Inconvenience
(In which further questions are raised, most of which are not answered, but even then Javier is quick to sense when things start going rapidly downhill...)
Chapter Five: Small Talk
(Which contains shoe dropping of all sizes, and related puns become completely unavoidable.)
Chapter Six: Relatively Relative
(In which proper introductions take place, and it's all painfully civil—though just as painfully embarrassing.)
Chapter Seven: Hare Trigger
(In which a second kiss proves even more disarming than the first, magic animals discuss gay marriage, and Kevin is given some heavy food for thought.)
Chapter Eight: Trial or Error?
(In which a third kiss decides whether or not a fourth will seal the deal.)
Chapter Nine: Holy Matri-moley
(In which Javier's life flashes before his eyes...which, given the existence of talking panthers is probably long overdue.)
Epilogue: ...Happily Ever After?
(In which matters may not be resolved as easily as anyone believes...)

black_sluggard: (xeno kink)
Title: Quality of Life
Series: Life
Fandoms: Castle
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Horror, Angst, Romance (and Hurt/Comfort...I guess?)
Warnings: Jesus, where do I even begin with this fic? Slash, AU, genre!crack, unbetad (all par, for me). OCs. Dark-ish. Horror elements that may squick some people. Themes allegorical of disability, prejudice, terminal illness, and mental illness.
Also, porn lives here when it very probably shouldn't given the subject matter. It's probably more disturbing than it is hot... Some vore in there. Kinda. A little bit. Okay, a lot. If you know what that is good for you, if not I direct you back to the warnings about horror and squick. Very mild BDSM (totally on accident, but it happened).
Characters/Pairings: Javier Esposito/Kevin Ryan, Kevin/Jenny, Richard Castle, Kate Beckett.
Wordcount: 14,592
Summary: He didn't always sleep, but that night he did. He even managed to dream. He dreamt sick, guilty dreams about his partner's horrified face, and how Jenny's long blonde hair would be the most perfect handhold to keep her still as he tore the flesh from her pretty cheek.
Details: There's...really no excusing this fic. I really shouldn't be allowed to write fanfiction when this is what I do with it. I'm aware I have issues. This fic displays most of them. So, here's a screwed up little AU fic for you...

Part One/Part Two
black_sluggard: (Zeitgeist)
Title: Black Edelweiss
Series: Zeitgeist
Follows: One Giant Leap
Fandoms: Castle, Heroes.
Rating: R
Genre: Sci-fi, Suspense, Angst, case fic (if you squint).
Warnings: References to vivisection, torture, human experimentation, September 11th, and the Holocaust.
Details: Pre-slash, crossover, AU, genre-crack, angst, character focus slanted by shameless author bias, interpretation of minor characters bordering on OCs, angst, blatant denial of canon character deaths, questionable character deconstruction (to say the least), "morally grey", canon abuse, time travel, and angst.
Wordcount: 113k+
Characters/Pairings: Castle—ensemble, Ryan/Esposito pre-slash. Heroes—Noah, Angela, Tracy, Hiro, Peter, Sylar, mention of various others. Allusions to characters from NCIS.
Summary: Two weeks after Claire Bennet's televised leap from the Ferris wheel, the 12th handles it's first case delving into the strange world of specials. Evidence points the investigation toward a former Company Agent, a man Noah Bennet would swear up and down doesn't exist.
Notes: Takes place post-series for Heroes, and post- Nikki Heat and Knockdown for Castle. Takes place after my story "One Giant Leap" (for a given value of "after").
I'm fudging the timeline of both shows a bit, but specifically for Heroes, assuming a longer period of time between Volume 3 and 4, and that the series finale, Brave New World, took place in early December of 2010.
Disclaimer: Slash, superpowers and Nazis.
And while it seems almost a waste of time to disclaim this, no, I am not in any way a supporter of Nazi ideals, white supremacy or the Third Reich. I'm just an insane history-loving sci-fi nerd, and I like to acknowledge that Nazis, despite having been human beings moved by human desires, are one of the most universally one-dimensional characters in all of fiction, and wanted to present one that wasn't...
Remember, it's a crossover with Heroes , where things are almost always a bit "morally grey".
That said, there's enough wrong with this whole story for you to hate me, regardless. If for no other reason than because "empathic mimicry" is a horrible cop-out of a power, and is a horrendous plot device even when Peter had it.
This is without a doubt the most psychotic story idea I've ever conceived of, and I apologize in advance to anyone who actually reads this. Castle fans most especially.
Title is borrowed from the memoir by Johann Voss (which I haven't read, I just thought it fit).

View Chapters... )
black_sluggard: (ryan and esposito)

Title: Evidence to the Contrary
Series: Evidence
Fandom: Castle
Rating:  R
Genre:   Horror, Romance, Angst
Characters/Pairing: Javier Esposito/Kevin Ryan, Richard Castle, Kate Beckett, Roy Montgomery.
Warnings:  Slash, adult content, genre!crack (mild horror), themes touching on mental illness and consent issues, unbetad.
Wordcount:  15,657
Summary: "Ah, Kev, I expect this crap from Castle, like when he got bit by our 'vampire'," Esposito favored him with full air quotes, "Or when he was convinced he got cursed by a mummy, but c'mon, you're smarter than that." 
Disclaimer: Written for this prompt on

[ profile] castlekink
When I say this story is "genre!crack", I mean that plot seems somewhat cracky when applied to the fandom in question. If this were a Buffy or Supernatural fic, no one would bat an eye.  Also, I swear this fic was funny when I originally came up with the idea. Seriously, everything I touch turns into angst...

Chapter One/Chapter Two/Chapter Three/Chapter Four/Chapter Five/Epilogue


black_sluggard: (eyesexplz)

Title:  Caffeine Induced Madness
Fandom: Castle
Genre: Humor, Crack
Rating/Warnings: T/PG-13, suggestive dialog, juvenille humor
Characters/pairings: Ryan/Esposito, Castle, Beckett, Lanie Parish.
Wordcount:  235

Summary:  Insane brainvomit spawned by a combination of insomnia, too much coffee, and the mad dash to finish my entry for [ profile] ryanandesposito before the deadline.

This way lies madness... )


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