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Okay, so, I had really wanted to end this week with something light. I certainly didn't want to end it with this, because this is possibly even darker than the last one, and it does not have a happy ending. Read the notes for details.

To make up for this, however, I come bearing a rec! Because when I checked my friends list this morning, I found that someone in the best enemies community had been reading my mind and wrote a fic in honor of Asexuality Awareness Week with the same premise that I'd been contemplating doing. Only ne did it much better than I could have done. So, if you want something nice to follow this up with, check out the rec!

For those who don't know about Asexuality, please give the topic a few minutes of your time! You can read more about what asexuality is at the AVEN website. Here is a link to AVEN's brief overview: ASEXUALITY BASICS

Today's fandom is Forgotten Realms! Read the notes.

Title: Nothing Left to Say
Prompt: Asexuality Awareness Week.
Word Count: 797
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Artemis Entreri, Jarlaxle
Warnings: This is dark. It does not end happily.
Summary: in which Artemis explains to Jarlaxle why they are no longer friends.
Notes: This doesn't have much in the way of plot or any explanation as to why I have the three of them (Drizzt, Entreri, and Jarlaxle) being forced to work with one another. It's obviously AU. I don't care. The point is that I've really, really wanted for a long time to point out how wrong what Jarlaxle did to Artemis was.

[ profile] tinypinkmouse has made a podfic of this story! You can find it here

Nothing Left to Say )

And now, the much happier and fluffier recommendation! I've shamelessly copy-pasted the info blurb from the community that the author cross-posted this to. The only bit I added was the 'why this must be read' bit.

Title: In Which The Doctor Is, Fortunately, Not An Amoeba
Author: [info]nemaline 
Rating: PG
Summary:  Shalka!fic. Alison  is rather confused about the relationship between the Doctor and the Master.
Warnings: Silliness, insufficient editing, and fluff. References to sex, including the blueprints for certain parts of the Master's anatomy.
Author's Notes: So I am not, as it happens, dead. And it is (as I believe has already been mentioned!) Asexuality Awareness Week, and then [info]dragonofmemory talked me into writing fic to celebrate this occasion, because she is an enabler. And then I wrote Shalka!fic, because the world always needs more Shalka. It's all her fault, anyway, that's the main point.
Why this must be read: This is exactly the premise I'd been considering writing for Day Seven. But nemaline pulls it off so much better. The premise is basically Alison realizing that the Doctor and Master are more than friends, but then being confused by the obvious lack of physical intimacy between them. So she goes into detective mode, trying to figure out what the deal is. The Doctor and Master voices are perfect, and the ending is wonderfully sweet. Also, the world will always need more Shalka-verse fic.


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