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Prompting Post V

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(updated 5 July)

Welcome everybody. How you got here I have no idea but thank you for coming and welcome again, nonetheless . As you may have gathered this is a Fic Prompting Meme dedicated solely to the hilarious and oh-so-addictive BBC Radio 4 sitcom - Cabin Pressure. I'm aiming for this to be pretty anything goes - but in order for everything to run smoothly, there are a few guidelines. Don't worry - they're not too restrictive.


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Martin has Pneumonia (Hurt/Comfort)

(Anonymous) 2012-06-13 05:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin has pneumonia for whatever reasons (no heating in his flat, he neglects his health etc, whatever you decide). He suffers in silence a bit before Douglas and co find him and send him to the hospital.

I must be a h/c sadist, but I really like a cold-shivery then very sick!Martin with fever and hacking coughs that gets everyone worried for him. And worried questions of "Is he alright, Doctor?" scenes in the hospital are also bonus.

Re: Martin has Pneumonia (Hurt/Comfort)

(Anonymous) 2012-06-13 05:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Like it a lot, seconded!

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-13 07:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Arthur is not Carolyn's real son. She adopted him when he was about a year old.

Arthur has never known this. Until one day when he came across some papers...

Phone Sex MJN style

(Anonymous) 2012-06-13 07:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I read a couple of prompt and fills from way back where Martin works on a phone sex line and he tends to keep it quite. I'd like to propose a little twist.

Martin in need of some cash, ends up working on a phone sex line. Being Martin he just can't get it right and believes, correctly, that he's going to be let go. Of course, the rest of GERTI's crew notice his distress, find out and, after a certain amount of teasing, offer to help him out.

Carolyn becomes his mystery caller, making him go through the worse type of practice calls.

Arthur starts developing sexy scenarios for him to use during the calls. I'm imagining Arthur's scenarios being slightly bestial, involving writhing on a pile of otters, being tickled by terrapins, sex amongst the polar bears or the insertion of Toblereones, but I'm sure you creative folk out there will have your own ideas.

Lastly, Douglas and/or Herc decide to help him find his confident bedroom voice. If that involves stripping him naked, massaging his 'diaphragm' and generally worshiping his body until he finds his sexy self, then that's what they'll have to do.
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Re: Phone Sex MJN style

[identity profile] 2012-06-13 09:46 pm (UTC)(link)
or the insertion of Toblereones,
Why don't I read 'Arthur has sex' stories? WHY? this is way more hot than it should be... *blushes*

I love this prompt! Mainly because the blushing factor is quite high for Martin at first. But mostly for the last part (here's oping for a fill and a threesome with D/M/H... *crosses fingers*)

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When I'm sixty-four...

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The story of Martin and Douglas growing old together.

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[identity profile] 2012-06-13 09:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Awww. Seconding!

(with nudges for art. To inspire potential writers, you understand.)

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"Douglas will do something clever and everything will be fine."

(Anonymous) 2012-06-13 09:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Arthur, Martin and Carolyn all have a lot of faith in Douglas Richardson to solve MJN's problems. Particularly Arthur.

Having that much faith invested in you when you don't have the first clue what to do and can't live up to that faith can be crippling.

Douglas with anxiety over failing his friends please.
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Re: "Douglas will do something clever and everything will be fine."

[identity profile] 2012-06-13 09:49 pm (UTC)(link)
And that would kind of be totally normal for him, too!
Oh, want! Wanting so much!

Clever Martin

(Anonymous) 2012-06-13 10:15 pm (UTC)(link)
We've seen that Martin can be clever when he absolutely has to, as long as Douglas isn't around to shoot down his ideas or come up with them himself. I'd love to see the MJN crew get into some sort of trouble or other, and instead of Douglas coming up with the solution, it's Martin who's clever enough to save them all.

Gen is fine. D/M is loved, especially if Martin's cleverness is what makes Douglas finally notice/admit interest.

Bonus points for fun wordgames, Arthur being... well, Arthur, and/or Diego around.
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Re: Clever Martin

[identity profile] 2012-06-13 10:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh yes! *with* Douglas around when he says his clever idea makes it even more... I don't know... better? Like he'd grow a couple of inches or something. Seconding so hard.

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The crew of MJN Air nearly come to blows...

(Anonymous) 2012-06-13 11:26 pm (UTC)(link)
due to an argument about Danger Mouse. (or something similar, as long as it's childish :D)

Re: The crew of MJN Air nearly come to blows...

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In the Night Garden?

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-13 11:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas never hides in the flight deck locker. He never needs to, why should he?

One day, for whatever reason, he ends up in there. When they find him, he's nearly catatonic, shaking and panicking, curled into a lump on the floor. He shrugs it off after a few minutes, snarks about the stench of old socks, and pretends it never happened.

Martin is determined to find out why, and will not let up until he finds out.
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Re: ptsd/claustrophobia

[identity profile] 2012-06-14 03:54 am (UTC)(link)
Seconding all the Douglas!Whumping. And this prompt is golden.

starting line prompt

(Anonymous) 2012-06-14 12:39 am (UTC)(link)
He was all alone in the portacabin when it happened.

(Anonymous) 2012-06-14 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
Martin's name isn't really Martin. He changed his name because he hated it. Unfortunately though, everyone in his family refuses to call him Martin. They call him by his original name.

You choose what name he was called.

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Benedict (Cumberbatch)

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Shameless Cabinlock

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Med fet

(Anonymous) 2012-06-14 04:37 am (UTC)(link)
guys. I need some med fet like crazy.
I need Douglas tying Martin up and doing things.
Sounding and checking is prostate. Just...yeah.
And if toys are involved, that'd be awesome.

Re: Med fet

[personal profile] citruspocket 2012-06-14 05:38 am (UTC)(link)
After reading the Martin’s diary fill I really, really need this. Seconded like crazy.

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Arthur milks Martin

(Anonymous) 2012-06-14 04:38 am (UTC)(link)
prostate milking.
Arthur does it to Martin. He just milks Martin dry for any reason.
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Douglas is getting older

(Anonymous) 2012-06-14 05:14 am (UTC)(link)

Takes place at least 10 years from where we are now (can be longer). Douglas is getting older and keeps thinking of the future and how much older he is compared to Martin. Will Martin still want him? Maybe Douglas tries to break up with Martin because he doesn't think it's fair to Martin?

However you want to wing it, but I would love some sweet smut/fluff by the end of it.

Re: Douglas is getting older

[identity profile] 2012-06-14 07:42 am (UTC)(link)
Getting-older fics have usually my heart wrench and clench as they ar so often so bitter-sweet. Which means I second this, naturally.

Lucid dreaming

(Anonymous) 2012-06-14 05:41 am (UTC)(link)
Martin is a lucid dreamer, which means he can remember his dreams perfectly. He prefers all his wonderful dreams to the real world-having food, money, ect. But what makes him begin sleeping for far longer than he should until its seriously affecting his health is the ones about Douglas. He'll never have him, so he'd rather live in his dreams. Douglas discovers this, somehow, and makes Martin realize the real him is so much better.

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-14 05:46 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, what was I thinking? Lucid dreaming is where one realizes they're dreaming. Whoops

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-14 08:03 am (UTC)(link)
In Ottery St. Mary Martin says to Arthur, "Anyway, Arthur, you know how though I’m mostly a pilot, I’m also a bit of a man with a van?"

My guess is because of what a horrible secret-keeper Arthur is, he didn't know about Icarus Removals before Douglas did. Can we please have a fic where Martin talks to Arthur about it? Something beyond just Martin revealing this and Arthur just going "Oh, okay. Good," because that might actually be what happens, haha... but I really just want some nice solid Martin/Arthur friendship stuff here! Supportive!Arthur perhaps?

(Anonymous) 2012-06-14 09:42 am (UTC)(link)
I was actually just thinking about that yesterday! Seconded!

Martin needs a friend

(Anonymous) 2012-06-14 01:43 pm (UTC)(link)
this may work better with a. OC. But just have some keep talking to Martin and I citing him places, offering to help and stuff. Give him a friend! Please?

Re: Martin needs a friend

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Bugger autocorrect.


(Anonymous) 2012-06-14 04:22 pm (UTC)(link)
AU! Douglas decides for extra cash, to tutor up and coming young pilots for their CPL. One of his reaccuring students is Martin.
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Re: Teacher!Douglas

[personal profile] tiwtin 2012-06-14 06:25 pm (UTC)(link)

That's all I can say on the matter, other than 'seconded!'

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Douglas' mother

(Anonymous) 2012-06-14 04:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas' mother hires MJN to fly her to Monaco. She's obviously rich, still good-looking for her age and even more charming than her son.

She's also an (in)famous con woman and jewel thief.

How does Douglas react to her arrival? Does she flirt with Martin? Does she get on really well with Carolyn or is it knives and broken bottles? Is she completely baffled by Arthur?

Bonus points if it turns out Douglas is actually the *least* crooked one in his family ;)

Re: Douglas' mother

(Anonymous) 2012-06-14 06:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Is Douglas's mother is Carmen Sandiego? Because that would be instant head canon for me.

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Sticky Fingers Richardson

(Anonymous) 2012-06-14 04:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas and Gordon were at Air England together (where else did Gordon learn to fly, and how else would Douglas know so much about his relationship with Carolyn?) They had a torrid affair, but Douglas didn't like being the bit on the side, and gave Gordon an ultimatum. Gordon responded by embezzling from the company and blaming it on Douglas, who got fired. This is why Douglas is so put out by "sticky fingers" in St. Petersburg and why he sticks with Carolyn.

After St. Petersburg, Gordon retaliates by telling MJN everything. Cue aftermath.


(Anonymous) 2012-06-14 05:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin moonlights as a tai-chi instructor. Yes... that tai-chi instructor.

Douglas finds out.

Martin's got a nemesis

(Anonymous) 2012-06-14 06:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin didn't get fired from his previous job for incompetance, he got fired for refusing to look the other way when his Captain did something not only against regulations, but horribly dangerous and illegal, and reported the matter to the CAA.

His old captain lost his job and was banned from flying and is out for revenge on Martin, but didn't count on his old pal Douglas working at the same airline. Seems like an advantage? It really isn't.

TLDR; Martin's old captain tries to get revenge on Martin via Douglas. It does not go well.

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-14 06:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh wow, seconded so hard.

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The morning after

(Anonymous) 2012-06-14 06:45 pm (UTC)(link)
what is it like, the morning after?

(Anonymous) 2012-06-14 06:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin is a stripper. Gone is the awkward pilot; Martin is able to lose himself in what he is doing, no nervousness, no awkwardness.

Then Douglas shows up for a bit of R&R. He stays back and manages not to be seen. Then he shows up every day that week (or as schedule permits) even after a very very long flight, where Martin should be too tired.

Bonus points if Martin isn't gay, but Douglas is and Douglas just assumes Martin is. Leads to an awkward misunderstanding scene.

*puppy dog eyes*

[personal profile] citruspocket 2012-06-14 06:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I'd like to see this. Martin all confident and everything. *drools

Martin as a Stripper

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martin's first yes. warning: past non-con

(Anonymous) 2012-06-14 07:11 pm (UTC)(link)
When things progress to a certain stage in their relationship, Douglas finds out that while Martin has had sex before, he's never fully consented to any of the sexual encounters he's ever had. Everything from not taking no for an answer to getting him drunk and taking advantage to worse. Martin's just resigned to this being the way things are, that what he wants or doesn't want doesn't matter one bit, and expects things will go much the same way with Douglas.

On discovering this, Douglas is horrified and sets about trying to make Martin understand that he always has the right to say no, while planning to make the first time Martin says 'yes' to Douglas, whenever he's ready to, if ever, the most amazing experience of Martin's life.

TLDR - Martin has a history of nothing but bad, dubious or non-consensual sexual experiences. Douglas is horrified and wants to make things right.
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Re: martin's first yes. warning: past non-con

[identity profile] 2012-06-14 07:36 pm (UTC)(link)
I've just took notice that stories with martin being "oh, well. That's just how it is for me. What I want will never matter so why even think about it" are a bit of a thing for me. i love those. I didn't even knew one could have a kink like that, but it's definitely there, and high up on the food chain.

Seconding. Really, Really, Really hard.

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A Prompt Prompted on this Prompt Meme to be Filled by Fillers Who Fill Prompted Prompts

(Anonymous) 2012-06-14 08:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Watching That Mitchell and Webb Look and came across this exchange in a sketch where a slogan company is really bad at their job:
“Tim, have you come up with anything for that fleet of delivery vans?”
“Alright, it's: 'When there's a thing in a place but the people whose thing it is need it in another place, then wouldn't it be good if there was some kind of system where-”

I can see Martin saying something similar. So, Martin trying and failing to come up with a slogan for Icarus Removals. Possibly with Arthur and/or Douglas and/or Carolyn discovering what he's trying to do and each putting in their bit (read: enthusiastic "assistance" or mockery).
Whether they are successful or not is up to you.

Re: A Prompt Prompted on this Prompt Meme to be Filled by Fillers Who Fill Prompted Prompts

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Yes. Seconding