First, the fic I received: The Last Rites of Juliette Andromeda Mao
Summary: Let’s talk, you and I. Let’s talk about a stupid girl who thought she could fight a monster and live.
I asked for fic about Julie, because I love her so much and was so disappointed by her ultimate role (or lack there of) in the story, and this delivered in a big way. It's a great piece of insight into Julie in her final days. (Sidenote that all the Expanse fic I read this year in Yuletide was wonderful; there's some great Drummer and Avasarala pieces there, in particular.)
I wrote two fics for The Iliad and the Sebastian St Cyr Mystery series:The Arc Towards the Sun
, The Iliad
, Hektor/Andromache, M, 5459 words, for my dear betony
Summary: Andromache would be prepared for a husband who tries to tame her. Hektor is anything but.
betony wanted a happy story for them rather than their usual tragedy, and after years of torture and tears in 3 Sentence Ficathons, I owed her big time. I had a good time writing it and I think it came out fairly well - arranged marriage is one of my favorite tropes, and it gave me a chance to portray a stubborn, headstrong Andromache and a Hektor who's still a noble paragon, but maybe a bit more human too.Who Interrupts the Act
, Sebastian St Cyr Mysteries
, Sebastian/Hero, G, 1798 words, for Luthien
Summary: Sebastian just wants to reunite with his wife. Unfortunately for him, everyone else seems to have other ideas.
I love writing for this series, so much so that I nominated it solely in hopes that someone else would request it, and it worked! It was fun to write a bit of comedic fluff for the pairing, as they don't get much of that in canon.
And that's it for this year! I hadn't participated since 2015, but I'm glad I did - I got a great gift and I couldn't have asked for a better assignment.