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I drafted a version of this dialogue several months ago in a notebook, and it's been sitting there ever since, but as a result of multiple reader requests, I've just fixed it up for readability, and here it is. Set almost immediately after Bran's homecoming.

Hey. Can we talk? )
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At current posting, Yves/Valor is at a distant second in the poll (which I suspect is the only kind of second that a not-slash prompt could be with you lot!). I'm working on Jer's first night, but it's more intense and might take a while. Wrote this pretty quickly last night and when I finished it was 996 words, so I decided to make it an even thousand. Set let's say a little less than a year after the end of the epilogue of "Bran." Yves/Valor, so het-- well, sortakinda.

You know he doesn't like you to leave marks on me. )
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I've just been made aware that gentle reader [livejournal.com profile] thirdsouthobbi has her own original slavefic, "Blake," in progress at [livejournal.com profile] lockedncaged. I thought I'd mention it here as I think there should be considerable overlap between those who enjoy The Slave Breakers and those who would enjoy Blake. Personally I really love finding original (non-fandom-affiliated) slavefic online-- I hardly ever read fanfic if I'm not familiar with the source material, and if I am, it's always kind of weird trying to fit the slavefic tropes into the familiar source material, and there's all these issues of OOC and AU, and half the time I'm just going, um, your story would be really good and hot and awesome if you would just change the names and make it an original fic.

Not always, of course. [livejournal.com profile] lit_gal's Whedonverse slavefic springs to mind as something that really wouldn't work as well in any other 'verse, and there's lots else out there that's good as fanfic and does cool things with established canon and character-- but especially when you've got General Quigonus Maximus boffing a fifteen-year-old barbarian slave named Obiwanides in ancient Rome, or underage-vassal Fox Fitzmulder marrying Lady Dana of the Right Honorable House of Scully, or something, it's like, dude, I love your writing, love the setting, love the slavery, but just make it original historical fiction already.

Maybe that's just me.

(Conversely, nobody ever writes the classical Roman fanfic I do want to see. If anybody will write me Petronius Arbiter/Nero, specifically the ones from Quo Vadis, I will clean your house.)

But I'm also aware it can be a lot harder to build a readership with original stuff, so if you're interested, do mosey on over to [livejournal.com profile] lockedncaged and check out Blake. And while you're in the original-slavefic groove, the marvelously prolific [livejournal.com profile] morgan_cian has put together a handy little index page for Triumvirate and Black Rising-- which I'm in the (very slow, because real life recently jumped me from behind and left me for dead in a dark alleyway, and also, I suck; sorry, Amy) process of betaing for her, and is also posting another original slavefic called Texas.

Me, I'm working on chapter sixteen of Lee, and I also have a few one-offs on the back burner, and I got a paid account for my birthday, so have a small poll!

[Poll #1135719]

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