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So for Yuletide 2013, I wrote two fics. My main assignment was Where the Heart Is (Folgerscest) for [ profile] take_liberties, and I wrote Eternal Recurrence (Avalon High) as a treat for [ profile] amathela

I got the idea for "Where the Heart Is" during last year's Yuletide, and desperately wanted to receive the Folgerscest assignment this year because I knew my idea was too ambitious for me to undertake it without being assigned it. Even as it was, I was forced to scale it back somewhat and only posted three chapters, hoping they could stand alone as a somewhat self-contained unit. My recipient did express interest in reading more when I completed it, though, so even before reveals happened I posted the fourth chapter, which is one of my favorites, and at this point I fully plan on writing the full eight chapters my original idea called for.

As of this writing, I have over 7K words posted to AO3, which if I may say so myself is pretty impressive considering the source canon is about 45 seconds long.

My original idea for "Where the Heart Is" was pretty simple: what if the brother had been away in West Africa for several years instead of months, and what if he asked his sister to go back to Africa with him? Percolating in my mind for a year meant that many little details began to develop and enrich the original premise, and I knew I would have enough material to fill eight chapters, one covering each of the eight days from Christmas Day to New Years Day. This became even more true as I began writing: the cousin Gwen, for example, was a relatively late addition, inspired by the Gwen Stacey debacle.

As I was preparing my sign-ups and reading letters, I was preparing possible fics I could write, any one of which I could write as a main assignment and/or a treat. I wanted to write Folgerscest as my main assignment desperately, but I had several different fic ideas in different fandoms ready to write: a Cinderella genderfuck piece, a Little Mermaid f/f fix-it, a Honor Harrington casefile, a Belle/Aurora college AU, etc. Many of these are started and may be completed at some future point. 

One fic I more or less finished even before assignments went out, however, was "Eternal Recurrence." I enjoyed the Disney Channel movie Avalon High just as much as r [ profile] amathela did, and wanted to see more fanfic for much the same reasons. In particular, though, I shipped Allie/Jen, because I'm a femslasher and Arthur/Gwen is already canon. So one night at work an idea for a fic came to mind, and by the time I got home I had it pretty much all worked out in my head, from the use of the toy lightsaber to slice a watermelon to the game of truth and dare around the campfire. I immediately typed it all up (sans the flashback, which I filled in right before the deadline) when I got home, and then put it on the back-burner as I continued to work on "Where the Heart Is" and my other treat ideas. 

I'd be interested in writing a continuation of "Eternal Recurrence," too, where Allie and Jen really need to come to terms with being married in a past life and in which Nina Mallory (briefly mentioned in my fic) is revealed to indeed be Nimue, but I'm definitely going to focus on finishing the expanded version of "Where the Heart Is" first. 

Where the Heart Is (7194 words) for [ profile] take_liberties
by Alixtii

Chapters: 4/8
Fandom: Folgers Holiday Commercial (2009) and Folgerscest - Fandom
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Choose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Brother/Sister, folgerscest
Characters: Brother - Character, Sister, Father, Mother, Original Characters, Semi-Original Characters - Character
Additional Tags: Sibling Incest, Brother-Sister Relationships, Cousins, Homecoming, Leaving Home, Present Tense, POV Third Person Limited, Christmas, Christmas Morning, Christmas Presents, Christmas Dinner, Holidays, Family Drama, Dysfunctional Family, Family Secrets, Secret Relationship, Forbidden Love, Hetcest, yuleporn, Het, Folgerscest - Freeform, Shower Sex, Bathroom Sex, Television Watching, Watching Movies Together, Romance, Bathing/Washing, Difficult Decisions, Parent-Child Relationship, Cousin-Cousin Relationship, Yuletide 2013, Coffee, Card Games, United States, West Africa, Slow Build, Skype, Male Friendship, Old Friends, Reuniting with Friends, Poker, Rummy, Roman Catholicism, Catholic Guilt, Catholic Characters, POV Male Character, POV: Brother


After spending five years in West Africa, a young man returns home to the United States for the holidays. But sometimes home isn't a place so much as it is a person.

Eternal Recurrence
(1220 words) for [ profile] amathela
by Alixtii

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Avalon High (2010)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Choose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Allie Pennington/Will Wagner, Lance Benwick/Jen, Allie Pennington/Jen, Guinevere/Arthur Pendragon, Guinevere/Lancelot du Lac
Characters: Allie Pennington, Will Wagner, Miles (Avalon High), Lance Benwick, Jen (Avalon High), Arthur Pendragon, Guinevere (Arthurian)
Additional Tags: Truth or Dare, Campfires, Watermelons, Past Lives, Underage Drinking, Kissing, POV Female Character, POV Third Person Limited, Past Tense, Plastic Lightsaber Toy, Excalibur, First Kiss


A campfire, a six-pack, a watermelon, a game, and two first kisses.

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