Synonym, for the prompt Guardians of the Galaxy, any, misfits
Rocket waves, though the movement threatens to overbalance the grenade launcher balancing precariously on his shoulder, “See you later, savages,”
“Ravagers,” corrects Yondu.
Rocket shrugs, “Same thing.”
Striptease, for the prompt Any, any, that wasn’t supposed to happen
“Come on,” Rey says, “Show us.”She doesn’t expect Poe to agree, and they’re both surprised when the pilot turns his back, shimmies out of his shirt, sheds his clothing piece by piece to a slowly whistled accompaniment, and dives into their bed wearing just a sock on his left foot.
“If you-if either of you-tell anyone I just did that,” he says to Finn, “I’ll kill you.”
Harder,better.faster.stronger, for the prompt Mass Effect, Saren, hello darkness
Saren groans as Sovereign’s machines strip out his nerves, draining blood and lymph and layering his muscles with carbon nanotubes. The wires twine inside him. Sovereign, sensing his distress, injects sophorics, and Saren welcomes sleep.
Safety Starts At Home, for the prompt Mass Effect, Shepard (either gender)/Garrus Vakarian, scars
“What about this one?” says Shepard, stroking the turian’s scars, “Thresher maw?”
Garrus winces. “Walked into the damn bathroom cabinet.”
Employment, for the prompt any/any, someone accepting that having made mistakes makes them stronger because failure has taught them caution and mortality
“...all that disability discrimination bullshit.”
Malik pauses on the far side of the door, hand curling into a fist. He has long accepted his mutilation as the price of a past and painful lesson in caution, but as he hears glass shatter inside the room, he reflects that Altaïr has not shared his experience.
Falsehood, for the prompt any/any, someone making excuses, which only pisses off the person they’re trying to justify themselves to..
Marîd’s explanation stuttered to a halt as Malik held up his hand. “The ability to lie effectively is not a tenet of the Creed, but it is a necessary aspect of our work. Marîd, report to Rafe for weapons practice, and next time you lie to me, make it something I’ll believe.”
Best Seat in the House, for the prompt Mass Effect, Shepard & Anderson last scene
“You did good, son,” Anderson says, “you did good, I’m proud of you.” His head slumps onto his chest as his eyes fix on the horizon, smiling at the endless stars. Shepard never lives to find the drawer full of letters Anderson addressed, but did not send, and the captain never had the chance to tell Shepard where to find them.