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[ profile] evewithanapple requested some Reign femslash over on Tumblr, which reminded me yet again that I am astoundingly femslash-otp-devoid for a show this full of wondrous women. So I went with a random crack pairing that occurred to me awhile ago; I can’t help but find it full of delightful potential. :)

This doesn't delve into the most recent Catherine and Claude storyline developments, because I have no idea what to do with that business, y'all.

party girls don’t get hurt - Reign ; Penelope/Claude ; 2,600 words. Penelope, back at French Court as a lady of Catherine’s Flying Squad, is appointed a most unglamorous task: keeping Princess Claude in line.

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Conde and his Bash 2.0 Mary-pining antics have only succeeded in making me extremely nostalgic for Original Flavor Bash! And so I decided to bust out some season two Bash/Mary interaction my damn self. Come onnnn, show writers. Follow suit. You know you want to! (Why don't they want to??)

Content warning: this takes place after 2x10, and there is some vague discussion of rape.

and in my heart there stirs a quiet pain (for unremembered lads) - Reign ; Bash/Mary (past romance, present friendship), slight Francis/Mary and Henry/Catherine ; 2,800 words. After reading Conde's letter, Mary's thoughts are pulled to someone else entirely, and she decides to mend old wounds.

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some call love a curse - Reign ; Lola/Narcisse ; 2,200 words. Lola and Narcisse meet again. (Set after 2x10 - "Mercy.")

Content warning: this story includes some brief discussion of rape.

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dollsome: (reign ♦ queen of all y'all)
If I had not written this, I would not be me.

Honestly, friends, there’s a part of me that thinks this story is what happened, and another part of me that is totally just like, ‘Yeah, they totally got it on in order to celebrate their successful effort at rebranding manslaughter as suicide. What about that is not normal married couple behavior? Date night, baby!’

I guess we’ll never know for sure. Isn’t it splendid??

For those of you who haven’t seen the scene yet, you can watch it on YouTube in this compilation of deleted scenes featuring Catherine; it’s at around the 2:00 mark.

The Element of Surprise - Reign ; Henry/Catherine ; 1,300 words. Why, exactly, was Catherine hanging out naked in Henry’s bed in the deleted scene from “Dirty Laundry”?

As soon as they return to his chambers, Henry wastes no time in collapsing on top of his bed. )
dollsome: (reign ♦ we killed them)
This is written for a prompt I received long, long ago from notevenaproperword on Tumblr: “Henry/Catherine; in our bedroom after the war.”

I wrote most of this months ago, and was randomly moved to come back and finish it up today. And I must admit, I had a jolly good time of it! I’m going to miss Henry and this atrociously glorious marriage so much in season two.

This is set sometime after “Toy Soldiers,” so Penelope is newly gone and Francis is off waging a tiny war in the forests of exotic Canada. Er. Calais?

I knew my weakness - Reign ; Henry/Catherine ; 1,700 words. Henry is mostly the sum of his rages these days, but there are the quiet moments. Too few and far between to be worth much, but they do happen.

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dollsome: (stock ♦ lovebirds)
a well of hope - Reign ; Greer/Lord Castleroy ; 1,500 words.

Note: My heart has just been aching for Greer ever since I watched this episode, so naturally I had to write some fic in which she receives at least a bit of comfort! From Lord Castleroy, obviously, since he is Reign’s resident peppery feminist dreamboat, a man so great I am still pretty paranoid that he’s going to turn out to be a serial killer or something awful like that. But for now, I’m just going to believe he’s as wonderful as he appears to be.

Title from “Heart Made of Stone” by Matt Corby, a.k.a. the song that’s playing during Greer and Castleroy’s kiss in “Toy Soldiers.”

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dollsome: (reign ♦ we killed them)
According to the promo for next week, Henry’s going to become a misogynistic psycho killer, but I’m pretty sure we all just want the Partners In Crime Henry/Catherine RomCom to go on forever. Ergo: some fluff before the very likely total-opposite-of-fluff descends upon us next week.

Friction - Reign ; Henry/Catherine ; 2,100 words. After “Dirty Laundry,” Henry has an epiphany. Catherine gets to hear about it.

Catherine has just finished undressing when there’s a knock on her door. )
dollsome: (reign ♦ we killed them)
we queens - Reign ; Mary & Catherine, Henry/Catherine, Mary/Francis, Mary/Bash ; 2,600 words. Happiness is the one thing we queens can never have. Catherine and Mary are not so very different. (Character study set during 1.11.)

Note: Good heavens, this took forever to write! Probably because it involved an irrational amount of thinking, as opposed to just spewing out some OTP banter and calling it a day. (That's the life!) Anyway, one thing I've been super into about the past few episodes of Reign: the way Catherine/Henry has been presented as this really interesting cautionary tale for Mary and the way she chooses to pursue her relationships with Bash and Francis.

And that mirror sequence at the end of "Inquisition"? That is the stuff of my TV fangirl dreams! So I just had to do the feels-y introspective fic thing. Really, I had no choice.

And if you're still breathing you're the lucky ones / 'Cause most of us are heaving through corrupted lungs. )
dollsome: (reign ♦ queen catherine)
I have absolutely no idea where this randomness came from, but by golly, it was fun to write. Catherine being snarky and horrible is the light of my TV life, and I dunno, I’m just rooting for Kenna to win at something somehow, poor girl. She is basically the Jerry Gergich of Reign at this point.

Happy Femslash February!

Title is a line from Phildel’s super delicious “Afraid of the Dark.”

oh, the weapon you make of my heart - Reign ; Kenna/Catherine ; 2,000 words. Kenna cannot shake the feeling that there's something to be learned from the queen.

The day comes when the King passes by, throwing Kenna one unmoved glance like he is throwing scraps to dogs. It bites into her bones; she had not expected to lose him so quickly, and there he goes, like she is nothing. )

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