yappichick
30 March 2012 @ 12:42 pm
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] erinm_4600

1. Go to page 7 (or 77) of your current WIP.
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they're written

Technically, this isn't quite a WIP because it's finished. It's been beta'd though I haven't had time to read the notes, therefore, I still consider it a WIP. :D

Takes place in my Halo AU. Warning for some mild swearing.

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There were but a scant few who knew exactly how Cortana enjoyed her caffeinated beverage. Her heart started beating faster. Could it be that John was ready to see the truth about her? That she knew nothing about Halsey’s deception?

A smile passed over her lips. Maybe things were going to be alright, despite the devastation that had occurred. “John...” She twisted her chair and saw a familiar face. But it wasn’t the one she was expecting to see. “...son,” she awkwardly finished.

“Sorry I ain’t the Chief,” he said sincerely. “But when I heard that you’re back on Alpha Team and cleared of all charges, I thought ya could use this.” He held out the cup for her to take. “Took the damn fools long enough to figure things out.”

She reached out and took the mug, inhaling the roasted aroma.

Had it only been four days since she had a drink of coffee?

“I take it they didn’t accommodate your caffeine addiction,” Johnson said, leaning on the edge of her desk.

“No.” They had treated her like a war criminal. Locked away. Given MREs as food rations. But Ackerson had made sure he had a cup of freshly brewed coffee every time he came to interrogate her. The bastard.
 
 
Current Mood: exhausted
 
 
yappichick
13 March 2012 @ 01:59 pm
Title: Racing Towards the Unknown
Fandom: Halo
Characters: Cortana, John-117
Rating & Warnings: K
Word Count: 850
Genre: Gen
Summary: As an AI, Cortana prided herself on her speed and precision.
Author's Notes: Written for [personal profile] fantastic_jackie for the International Women's Day meme. I'd like to thank her for requesting this because it gave me the excuse to watch the Halo 4 trailer too many times. There are major references to the Halo 4 trailer and the Legendary ending of Halo 3, a nod to "First Strike", and a very, very small reference to the screenshots of the MC that 343 released last week.

Click for the fic! )
 
 
yappichick
13 March 2012 @ 11:49 am
Title: Racing Towards the Unknown
Fandom: Halo
Characters: Cortana, John-117
Rating & Warnings: K
Word Count: 850
Genre: Gen
Summary: As an AI, Cortana prided herself on her speed and precision.
Author's Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] patriot_jackie for the International Women's Day meme. I'd like to thank her for requesting this because it gave me the excuse to watch the Halo 4 trailer too many times.  There are major references to the Halo 4 trailer and the Legendary ending of Halo 3, a nod to "First Strike", and a very, very small reference to the screenshots of the MC that 343 released last week.

Click for the fic! )
 
 
Current Mood: pleased
 
 
yappichick
21 January 2012 @ 12:24 pm
Title: Contemplating Mortality
Fandom: Halo: Combat Evolved
Characters: Cortana, John-117
Rating & Warnings: K+
Word Count: 1200
Genre: Gen, Angst
Summary: Unlike the Master Chief, Cortana did fear the idea of dying.
Author's Notes: This takes place during the beginning of the "Halo" campaign level during Halo: CE.  References to Eric Nylund's "The Fall of Reach" abound.

Cortana knew the Chief should have taken a seat. )
 
 
Current Mood: optimistic
 
 
yappichick
16 January 2012 @ 11:00 am
Title: Coffee Break
Fandom: Halo
Characters: Cortana, Johnson, John-117
Rating & Warnings: T for swearing
Word Count: 900+
Genre: Gen, Friendship
Summary: It was a well-known fact that Cortana was obsessed with coffee.
Author's Notes: This is a random snippet from my "Under the Surface" AU. There will be more ficlets coming so I'm going to tag them under "The Little Details".

Read more... )

 
 
Current Mood: calm