[identity profile] irisbleufic.livejournal.com
Title: Courtesan
Fandom: Hamlet (Shakespeare)
Pairing: Hamlet/Horatio
Rating: R
Notes: Follow-up to At This Chance, at [livejournal.com profile] sheerpoetry's wishes (throne-room snogging is as noble a request as I've ever taken, certainly).
Summary: The rest is silence does not hold the same horrors it did on first hearing; rather, it is a promise that hangs between them, hopeful, at the close of each day.

(Courtesan)
[identity profile] irisbleufic.livejournal.com
Title: What You Don't See
Fandom: Hamlet
Pairing/Characters: Hamlet/Horatio, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern
Rating: R-ish (moves from pre-slash into the start of something more)
Notes: Steph wanted a piece about when Hamlet and Horatio first meet. I've chosen to set this at Wittenberg, as I don't think they would initially have met at court, what with Horatio's family being of a significantly lower class (in other words, my theory is that it's all thanks to Hamlet that Horatio that Horatio eventually becomes a courtier). This takes place over the course of their first year at Wittenberg, so please assume that they're somewhere in the vicinity of 16-17 years old. At the time of the play, I tend to view them as around 24 or so (mostly due to the dating of Yorick's skull, but feel free to argue with me on this point, etc.), so they've been at university for a handful of years at least by that point. Anyway, I'll stop chattering now.
Summary: If there's anything of which Horatio is certain, it's this: aristocrats' sons are prats.

(What You Don't See)
[identity profile] irisbleufic.livejournal.com
Title: Epitaph
Fandom: Hamlet
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Horatio, Fortinbras, Players
Notes: I can blame this one on a fever-dream I had on the train. That's about all.
Summary: Good my lord, will you see the players well bestowed? Do you hear, let them be well used, for they are the abstract and brief chronicles of the time. After your death you were better have a bad epitaph than their ill report while you live.

(The news had come suddenly, borne on the shrieks of servants in the corridors.)
[identity profile] irisbleufic.livejournal.com
Title: Thoughts
Fandom: Hamlet
Characters/Pairing: Ophelia, Hamlet/Horatio implied
Rating: PG-13
Notes: I've always been fascinated by the tendency for directors to have Ophelia go off on Horatio during the "By Gis and by Saint Charity/Alack, and fie for shame/Young men will do't, if they come to't/By cock, they are to blame" part of her song in the madness scene. If directorial decisions - enacted, picked up, and endlessly replicated - so easily enter popular canon, then it is only fitting to ask why.
Summary: Though this be madness, yet there is method in it.

(For I am more than half sick of shadows, having become a shadow myself.)
[identity profile] jennaria.livejournal.com
Title: Undiscovered Country
Fandom: Hamlet
Pairing: Hamlet/Horatio
Rating: R
Notes: Take one amazing production of Hamlet, wherein the blinders of senior year English class were ripped off and I realized what holding someone in your heart of heart meant. Add in the desire to read about what happens next, the opportunities that [livejournal.com profile] yuletide offers, and a very stubborn beta reader who beat my attempts at Elizabethan English into something understandable (thank you). Here is the result.

Summary: Sometimes, a traveller returns.

(x-posted to [livejournal.com profile] rareslash, [livejournal.com profile] rarelitslash, and of course [livejournal.com profile] yuletide)

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