Title: All That You Can't Leave Behind
Pairings: Michael Del Zotto/Steven Stamkos, Henrik Lundqvist/Brad Richards, Ryan Callahan/Daniel Girardi, Vincent Lecavalier/Simon Gagne, Vincent Lecavalier/Ryan Malone
Summary: Whether it's a place, a person, or a sense of duty, there's some things you just can't leave behind.
Author's Notes: This is a collection of prompt fills, from when I asked for prompts a little while back. Thanks to everyone that gave me one, and as always, stories not true. Title taken from the U2 album.
Title: Silent Rain
Pairing: Cory Conacher/Dustin Tokarski
Summary: Cory can't stop pacing, and he can't stop asking himself "why?"
Author's Notes: Takes place on Valentine's Day 2013 when Dustin was traded for the Lightning/Crunch to the Canadiens organization. That really happened, nothing else did.
Title: Caught Between Two Dreams
Pairing: Dustin Tokarski/Cory Conacher
Summary: Would fate really be cruel enough to have Cory realize one of his biggest dreams, but at the worst possible time?
Author's Notes: Takes place right after Cory finds out he's been invited to the Lightning's 2013 training camp. Side note: As it was officially announced today, he's made the Opening Night Roster. And I am full of squee!
On AO3, because I have one of those now.
Pairing Vincent Lecavalier/Simon Gagne, past Vincent Lecavalier/Brad Richards
Summary This truth drives me into madness I know I can stop the pain, if I will it all away.
Author's Notes Last chapter to the Shattered 'Verse. Tons of thanks to blueabsinthe, for being my enabler-beta-helper-practical co-author. As mentioned earlier in the series, this all takes place during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, which Simon wasn't playing in due to a concussion and Vince wasn't playing in because the Lightning missed the playoffs. Takes place about a week after You're The One That Cries When You're Alone. Written in first person from Vince's POV. Thanks to everyone that's been reading this all along, and I hope it's an ending you all are happy with. Title, cut, summary and lyrics at beginning of story from "Whisper" by Evanescene, lyrics at end of story from "Swimming Home" by Evanescence.
Catch Me As I Fall
Pairing: Dustin Tokarski/Cory Conacher
Summary: Nothing real love can't undo, And though I may have lost my way, All paths lead straight to you.
Author's Notes: This is so totally blueabsinthe's fault, because this all started about 5 days ago when she pointed out to me that it was Cory Conacher's birthday. Then I pointed out that the poor baby bolt had to play on his birthday, and..yeah...story. This was supposed to be a quick little piece of birthdays fluff, but evovled into something much longer and much more complicated. Can go along with Skin And Atmosphere and A Thousand Kisses Deep by blueabsinthe. Takes place after the Syracuse Crunch game on 12/14, as the team is getting back on the bus to go to the hotel. During that game, Riku Helenius earned a shutout. Title and summary from "Like You" by Evanescence. Thanks and enjoy.
I Hate Me, For Breathing Without You
Title: Never So Lonely
Pairing: Brad Richards/Henrik Lundqvist
Summary: How many times does someone have to show their love for you before you believe it's true?
Author's Notes: Totally for blueabsinthe's birthday. Her favorite pairing, written in second person. But I hope the rest of you enjoy it as well!
Never So Lonely
Title: Skin and Atmosphere
Pairing: Dustin Tokarski/Unnamed Teammate
Summary: Dustin finally gets what he wanted, but what if it doesn't want him back?
Author's Notes: I don't know, blame it on the lockout, but I've finally taken to writing about the Lightning's AHL affiliate, and their gorgeous bb!goalie. The Syracuse Crunch where in Montreal this week, playing at the Bell Centre, and for some reason, all I could think about was Dustin, standing outside in the cold, being all angsty!bb!goalie. Also, I experimented with writing it in second person, focussed on Dustin. So please enjoy it and let me know what you think? Thanks! Title from 36 Crazyfist's song by the same name.
Skin and Atmosphere
Pairing: Simon Gagne/Vincent Lecavalier (sort of), implied past Brad Richards/Vincent Lecavalier, implied past Simon Gagne/Karine Gagne
Summary: You think that I can't see right through your eyes, scared to death to face reality. No one seems to hear your hidden cries, you're left to face yourself alone.
Author's Notes: For blueabsinthe, for putting up with me and my neurosis. And for anyone who is still reading this series, 8 chapters later, you guys are truly the best. Part of the 'Shattered' series. As with the rest, told in first person, but this time from Gagne's POV. Takes place right where Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray left off, with the two of them sitting on the floor and picking up the photos. Title, Cut and Summary taken from "Where Will You Go" by Evanescence. Hope you enjoy!
But where will you go, with no one left to save you from yourself?
Pairing:Teddy Purcell/Matt Gilroy, past Teddy Purcell/Nate Thompson
Summary: Although he was saddened by Matt being traded to the Senators, Teddy thought his life was going to be easy after he got back with Nate. He was wrong, and Matt coming back into town only serves to prove to him how wrong.
Rating: Probably my dirtiest yet. So...yeah.
Author's Notes: Well, this story is directly tied to this this whole series and while I really don't think it's necessary to read it, because this story stands on it's own, I'm certainly going to appreciate it if you do! Idea for this story came from the song "Figure It Out" by Maroon 5, so some of the story is loosely based on that. Thanks and enjoy!
The Calm Before The Storm
Pairing: Mike Smith/Ryan Malone
Summary: Hold on to me love, you know i can't stay long. All i wanted to say was, "I love you and I'm not afraid" can you hear me? can you feel me in your arms?
Author's Notes: Takes place during the last part ofblueabsinthe's wonderful story 'Parentheses All Clicking Shut Behind You'. I kinda wriggled my story into the middle of the last bit of hers, therefore some of the beginning and end is written by her, and not me. Although I wish I could write that beautifully. Although I highly suggest reading her wonderful piece, I feel as though this could stand alone, so long as you know that Mike signed with the Coyotes in the off-season, and used a text message to notify Ryan of that fact. Hmpf. Men. Anyways, title, summary, and lyrics after the story are from "My Last Breath" by Evanescence. Thanks and enjoy!
Say Goodnight, Don't Be Afraid
Title: Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray
Pairings: Past Vincent Lecavalier/Brad Richards, Current Vincent Lecavalier/Simon Gagne (you know, if you kinda squint really hard and look sideways)
Rating: Not dirty, pretty angsty. Past character death, and light descriptions of how it happened.
Summary: Holding together by the shards of our past. Stole my heart away, I can't let you go. Break these chains and let me fly to you.
Author's Notes: For blueabsinthe, who pretty much did everything but write this for me, thanks! Another part to my shattered series. Told in first person, from Vinny's pov. Cut, Summary and Lyrics at beginning of the story are from "The Other Side" by Evanescence. Title from the Seether album of the same name. Thanks and enjoy!
Taunted by the shadows of your lie
Title: I Call Shotgun!
Pairing: Steven Stamkos/Steve Downie
Rating: dirty, dirty porn.
Summary: Steven gets a new car while Steve is visiting him from Colorado, and of course the first thing that needs to be done is a thorough inspection of the back seat.
Author's Notes: For blueabsinthe, thanks for being my sounding board/enabler/partner in porny crime. This whole thing was inspired by this tweet. Yep, Stammer really got a new car.
Like hell you are!
Pairing: Simon Gagne/Vincent Lecavalier (kinda?)
Rating: Nothing. Barely. Descriptions of past character death.
Summary: Everything is so dark, and I know there's something wrong, but I can't turn the light on.
Author's Notes: Part of the shattered verse. Wasn't the last chapter of that 'verse supposed to be like...three stories ago? Anyways, told in first person from Vinny's point of view. Takes place immediately after Vinny calls out to Simon in In My Field Of Paper Flowers. Title, cut, summary, and lyrics at the beginning and end of story are from "Never Go Back" by Evanescence. For blueabsinthe Thanks and enjoy!
I can still see your face, where it's burned into my mind. I die every time I close my eyes, you're always there.
Pairing: Simon Gagne/Vincent Lecavalier (sort of?)
Summary: Don`t say I`m out of touch with this rampant chaos, your reality.
Author's Notes: Unapologetically short story in my shattered 'verse. This is a little side story, told from Gagne's point of view. Takes place after All That I'm Living For, All That I'm Dying For. Title, cut, summary and lyrics at beginning of story are from "Imaginary" by Evanescence. Thanks and enjoy!
Swallowed up in the sound of my screaming...
Pairing: Ryan Malone/Mike Smith
Rating: Fairly tame.
Summary: Life is filled with moments that are both beautiful and sad in just how fleeting they are.
Author's Notes: For blueabsinthe, because she inspired and helped me. I originally intended this to be a fluffy fic in which the boys go camping beofore Mike has to go back to Phoenix. Well, it's still a fic where my boys go camping before Mike has to go back to Phoenix. Title, Cut and Lyrics at the beginning of the story are from "Horizons" by Puscifer.
I hope you enjoy!
It's still not real...