black_sluggard: (ryan and esposito)
Title: Grimm Reflections
Series: Grimm Reflections
Fandoms: Castle, Grimm
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Fantasy, Angst, Romance, Humor
Details: Slash, crossover, AU, genre!crack, fairytales, mythical creatures.
Characters/Pairings: Castle―Javier Esposito/Kevin Ryan, Richard Castle, Jenny O'Malley. Grimm―Nick Burkhardt, Hank Griffin, Monroe, Drew Wu. Mentions of Monroe/Rosalee.
Wordcount:
Summary: A close call on the job exposes Kevin Ryan to a hidden world that has always existed just out of sight―and leaves him viewing the people closest to him in a whole new light.
Notes: Follows Until Lambs Become Lions.


Chapter One: The Lion / Chapter Two: The Lamb / Chapter Three: The Shepherd / Chapter Four: The Huntsman / Chapter Five: The Wolf
Chapter Six: An Interlude / Chapter Seven: The Foxes (Part 1)
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)

Evidence
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.

Playlist

Quis Custodiet

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

Miscellaneous
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: Need
Series: Life
Fandoms:Castle
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Fluff, Friendship, Family.
Warnings: Reference to past medical recovery. OCs
Details: Slash, AU, genre!crack, zombies, hurt/comfort, platonic physical affection, emotional vulnerability, skin hunger, diabetes like woah.
Characters/Pairings: Javier Esposito/Kevin Ryan, Richard Castle. Reggie Simpson (OC).
Wordcount: 1,593
Summary: Sometimes the strongest thing a person can do is allow themselves to lean on others.
Notes: Revisits a few scenes from part two of "Quality of Life" and finishes immediately after "Heart Attack".

One thing he had absolutely failed to anticipate was how much he would miss being touched... )

black_sluggard: (ryan and esposito)

Title: As True As the Sky
Series: Evidence
Fandom: Castle
Rating: PG
Genre: Angst, Friendship.
Characters/Pairings: Javier Esposito, Ike Thornton, (background Javier/Kevin).
Details: Slash, genre!crack, werewolves, friendship, introspection, loyalty, moral ambiguity, altered mental states, unbetad.
Word Count: 3,312
Summary: Javier answers some of the rumors that have been circulating among the NYPD. What results is an examination of ghosts and werewolves, pack and family, fear, control, loyalty, friendship and trust.
Notes: Some version of this scene seems to take place in nearly every universe I write... Though, so far, the only other one I've completed appears as an interlude in "Black Edelweiss".
Oh, and props to anyone who recognizes where the title comes from.

 

"Three years can change a lot of things, Ike," Javier said, "but we both know it's more than that." )

 

black_sluggard: (xeno kink)

Title:Possession
Series: Life
Fandoms:Castle
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Romance, Angst, PWP.
Warnings: Explicit sexual content, religious intolerance, unbetad.
Details: Slash, AU, genre!crack, zombies, bigotry, religion, doublethink, blasphemy, personal identity, introspection, smut, orgasm control, fingering, oral sex, oral fixation, rough sex, rimming.
Characters/Pairings: Javier Esposito/Kevin Ryan.
Wordcount: 1,709
Summary: Patience is a virtue, but it can also be a vice...
Notes: This one was pretty much just waiting for Solo Duet to be finished to give it the necessary push. It takes place a significant time later, probably several months, but it doesn't make as much sense without that other fic.
Again, while I am myself an Agnostic (with Discordian leanings) I have nothing against respectful persons of faith, whatever their beliefs, and no offense is meant by the references to religion herein.

Javier felt his physical limitations gave him more than enough license to get creative. )
black_sluggard: (ryan and esposito)
Title: Solo Duet
Series: Life
Fandoms:Castle
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Romance, Humor, PWP, Angst.
Warnings: Explicit sexual content, unbetad.
Details: Slash, AU, genre!crack, zombies, awkwardness, naughtiness, teasing, sexual dysfunction, masturbation, exhibitionism, dirty talk.
Characters/Pairings: Javier Esposito/Kevin Ryan
Wordcount: 1,241
Summary: Life isn't always perfect, but it often doesn't have to be.
Notes: Just a little early-relationship snippet from the Life 'verse (maybe a few days to a week after the end of Quality of Life) that's been sitting around unfinished for ages. I believe it was initially inspired by MMOM atleast two years ago, but never finished until now.

And Kevin knew he was babbling, but seeing Javier looking uncertain like that did all kind of namelessly unhappy things to him. )
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

[livejournal.com 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... )

 

black_sluggard: (ryan and esposito)
Title: Until Lambs Become Lions
Series: Grimm Reflections
Fandoms: Castle, Grimm
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Fantasy, Angst, Romance
Details: Pre-slash, crossover, AU, genre!crack, mythical creatures, fairytales, divorce, cross-cultural relationships, unbetad.
Characters/Pairings:pre-Javier Esposito/Kevin Ryan, past-Kevin Ryan/Jenny O'Malley.
Wordcount: 2,176
Summary: There are things Javier knows about his partner's wife—ex-wife—that Kevin doesn't.
Notes:This is a prologue to a longer fic entitled "Grimm Reflections", which will involve a proper crossover with the characters from Grimm.
All you need to know to understand this story is that there are races of animal-like supernatural creatures called "wesen" (ves-en) that live secretly amongst humans, and Grimms are humans gifted (or cursed) with the ability to see them for what they really are. Grimms act as humanity's defenders from wesen-kind. Historically, many have viewed all wesen as subhuman or evil, contributing to the reciprocal belief among wesen that Grimms are indiscriminate, brutal killers.

"I'm not afraid of you, Javier," Jenny finally admitted, voice rough as she looked up into his eyes. "I'm afraid of him." )
black_sluggard: (ryan and esposito)

Title: Ghoulies and Ghosties
Fandoms: Castle
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Romance, Horror, Angst, Fluff.
Details: Slash, genre!crack, horror elements, folklore, scary stories.
Wordcount: 1,840
Characters/Pairings: Javier Esposito/Kevin Ryan.
Summary: It's past midnight on their first Halloween together, and Kevin and Javier are finally ready to talk about it. Sort of.
(Sequel to "Trick or Treat")
Notes: Written for the [livejournal.com profile] spook_me challenge (a bit late, but not bad compared to my usual definition of "late"). Since I'd written several supernatural and horror fics in the past, I asked to be given a creature prompt instead of choosing one myself. The creature I was assigned was "bogeyman", which immediately had my mind leap back to this 'verse. So instead of an actual new story, you get a coda/sequel instead.
Also, I have to acknowledge that the scene was partially inspired by [livejournal.com profile] apodiopsys's story "Call It What You Want".

This year, they had each needed the silence—the normalcy—of a quiet night in. )

(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, [livejournal.com 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 [livejournal.com profile] ryanandesposito.

Chapter One - Chapter Two - Chapter Three - Chapter Four - Epilogue
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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 ComeWhen Riddick crosses the threshold into Underverse, he sees all. (CastlexThe Chronicles of RiddickxFireflyxThe EaglexThe 13th WarriorxTerminator: Salvation)
Keep What You Kill—Riddick offers answers. Vaako should have been more curious about the questions. (The Chronicles of Riddick)
black_sluggard: (ryan and esposito)
Title: 'Til Underverse Come
Series: A Once and Future Thing
Fandoms: The Chronicles of Riddick, The Eagle, The 13th Warrior, Castle, Terminator, Terminator: Salvation, Firefly.
Rating: PG
Genre: Romance, Supernatural, Science Fiction
Warnings: Canon character deaths, spoilers.
Details: Slash, het. Crossover (like whoa), reincarnation, unbetad.
Wordcount: 1,767
Characters/Pairings: The Chronicles of Riddick—pre-Richard B. Riddick/Vaako, Imam, Kyra. The Eagle—Marcus/Esca, Uncle Aquilla. The 13th Warrior—Ahmad ibn-Fahdlan/Herger. Castle—Javier Esposito/Kevin Ryan, Roy Montgomery, Kate Beckett. Terminator: Salvation—Star/Kyle Reese. Firefly—Zoe/Hoban Washburne, Derrial Book, Inara.
Summary: When Riddick crosses the threshold into Underverse, he sees all.
Details: This crazy mass-crossover is an expansion on the reincarnation saga previously explored in Deja Vu and Jamais Vu. I had a few of these ties in mind already, but the core of this only came on me today, and like the other entries in this series, the thing basically wrote itself.

It is only when they are together that they truly live. )
black_sluggard: (ryan and esposito)


The Evidence Series
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)
black_sluggard: (ryan and esposito)
Title: Magic Enough in Moonlight
Series: Evidence
Fandoms: Castle
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Romance, Fluff, Supernatural
Details: Slash, genre!crack, present tense, the fluffiest of fluff about fluffy werewolves, unbetad.
Characters/Pairings: Kevin Ryan/Javier Esposito.
Wordcount: 339
Summary: A full-moon weekend in the Hamptons.
Notes: Takes place at a nonspecific time after Evidence to the Contrary.

Cold bites sharply at skins left suddenly bare and unprotected from the air, and they curl up into each other, nestled closely with the heat trapped between them. )
black_sluggard: (ryan and esposito)
Figured I might as well finish this while I was in a graphicing mood. Wish I had enough fic for this 'verse to justify making a series post for it, but still...




(used: city, wolf!Javi, wolf!Kevin.)

black_sluggard: (ryan and esposito)
I have three multichapter fics in progress at the moment, and several unfinished entries for the Life verse. I have two works in progress that I have yet to dangle in front of anybody. I have notes for multiple sequels for almost every fic I've written so far. Yet, for some reason, my brain decided to spit out not just another Roach idea, but one which has (apparently) grabbed my brain to the extent that it required a banner be made of it.

Yes, that's right. I spent several hours today on a banner for a fic I may never even write.



(used: bonfire, shadow)

If I ever do write this, it'll be the first fic I've done with legit Caskett and Kevin/Jenny in it. Though the chief pairing in this one...

Well, let's just say it's still a Roach fic at heart. In an odd, my-love-triangles-use-non-Euclidean-geometry sort of way.

(also, apologies to [livejournal.com profile] ifshadowsoffend, but the quote is really too perfect for the story)

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