Unhappy and trying to write. I walked into my home office today to find that one of my porcelain dolls took a tumble (after sitting happily on her shelf for a year) and shattered her knee and hand. ::cries:: No idea why, either.
So, feeling pessimistic and that leads to another one of these prompt... complaint... things.
I'm thinking... that I'm going to drop my 30_lemons claim. This doesn't mean I won't write Cloud/Tifa smut, just ... it seems wrong to hang out just long enough to write the handful of prompts that speak to me:
007: The Wardrobe
This would be the going dancing prompt.
008: Aural Sex
Cloud's delivery absences provide ample fodder for this one.
013: The Stables
020: First timers
Actually have a page of this one written already. It won't be under the Highwind, and will hopefully not be cliche.
Then there are a few that whisper:
002: The Audience
Rude or Yuffie watching Cloud/Tifa. Rude was my first thought, 'cause he's got that crush on Tifa. But then Yuffie as a trouble-making person with little concept of personal space/curious teen seemed like it might work, too.
009: Sex and Drugs
It's not really screaming at me, but I think I could wangle this as someone doctoring Tifa's drink. Alternatively, have an idea for Tifa/Cloud while he's still suffering (unbeknownst to her) from mako addiction. So, technically, he'd be drugged at the time. (No, she didn't do it on purpose to take advantage of him, and is appropriately horrified later)
021: Alone time
No real thoughts, other than maybe it can tie in to the aural sex one. Or I could place it at a point before they're actually having sex. But at least it's workable.
022: Bottom's Up
No real thoughts here, either, but my beta has specifically requested a case of Tifa being in charge, so I'll write it sooner or later.
027: Mile High Club
Somewhere on the Highwind. And doesn't Cloud have motion sickness? So possibly as a distraction.
All the rest, with the possible exception of the one about toys -- which I would make a goofy thing where they deal with Yuffie sending Tifa stuff she so
doesn't need (so funny, not smutty) -- I'd be forcing. (As a side note, this ties in
humorously to the audience prompt... Tifa keeps telling Yuffie to quit 'helping'... and then she gets a gander and has to agree that they don't need any help at all.)
I also just realized that I thought there was a bondage prompt (tie me up, buttercup) and there's not. It's just the title of a fic I thought was a response to said prompt. Which means the idea I'd come up with (stretched as it was) is now unnecessary. Well... sugar. I kind of liked it as it tied into the whole Yuffie-should-mind-her-own-business plot idea.
Anyway... forcing situations makes it really hard to write, and takes the fun out of it. =(
I should've tried to contemplate what I'd write before I let my "must have more Cloud/Tifa smut" compulsion get the better of me. I so suck.
Should I stick around and write the ones that I note above? And then drop? Does dropping my claim make me a wimp? Does hanging around just for awhile make me mercenary?