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cabinpres_fic ([personal profile] cabinpres_fic) wrote2012-05-29 05:28 am

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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(Anonymous) 2012-06-07 02:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas gets hurt (or sick) but is too stubborn to show it, take time off, or admit weakness. There's a large part of him that delights in being looked up to and he's afraid the rest of MJN will abandon him once they "realize" he's a washed-up old pilot and he'll really have nothing.

Of course, his friends won't let him get away with that. Especially once his lack of self-care worsens the original injury/illness.

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Unexpected pregnancy

(Anonymous) 2012-06-07 04:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Arthur gets a girl pregnant. But Arthur is now afraid of becoming a dad. Will he be like his own father? Will he be too stupid to handle a child? Can he even afford to take care of his mother and child?D

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-07 07:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Arthur would never be like his father. So seconded! :D

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Almost too late, Martin!whump

(Anonymous) 2012-06-07 06:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin falls on bad times - exactly how is up to the author. Perhaps he's homeless or chronically ill, perhaps he's stuck in an abusive relationship or resorting to unwanted prostitution to pay the bills. Perhaps something else.

Either way I want it to go on for far too long. Carolyn, Arthur and Douglas don't look for what they don't expect nor want to see. Long periods of no flying means he's off their radar for the most part, and for the other times he's a stubborn actor. Martin can't, however, stop the problem from getting worse and worse until eventually it's too just much. He disappears from MJN.

By the time he's found it is very, very almost too late.

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[personal profile] akiie 2012-06-07 06:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I just have to second this! I'm in such an angst!Martin mood as of late.

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sci fi au, possible Martin/Gerti

(Anonymous) 2012-06-07 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
MAR-10 was the AI for a spaceship that kept glitching up and was scheduled for deletion. But his pilot, one Captain Crieff helped him escape and acquired an android body for him. Now, as a way to get back up in the air, he is masquerading as a human, hoping not to be revealed as an illegal unmonitored AI. He always makes sure that he's very careful with GERTI, the AI for the spaceship he flies, and always treats her like a lady.

Someone discovers Martin's secret when they overhear Gerti and Martin talking. (And possibly canoodling.)

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-07 07:02 pm (UTC)(link)
I love this, I love you, I want - seconded!

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-07 08:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Some years ago, Arthur met some woman who really wanted a baby and decided on him as the father. While he was only supposed to be a sperm donor, she still kept in contact, and they have a decent friendship. The child takes almost completely after Arthur, much to both the mother and Carolyn's dismay.

Martin and Douglas find out about the child one day, and are completely flabbergasted.

(Bonus points to anyone who figures out what manga I've been reading today...)

Another 'Martin Crieff is a Holmes' prompt (wait, don't go!)

[personal profile] reapingwind 2012-06-07 08:23 pm (UTC)(link)
I've read one or two Sherlock/Cabin Pressure x-overs where Martin is a Holmes, and Mycroft doesn't think much about his younger, ginger-haired sibling, maybe because Martin's only his half brother, or whatever reason.
So here's my prompt: Mycroft does care for his half brother Martin. Mycroft doted on both Sherlock and Martin in their youths, but because Sherlock's increasing difficulty and self-destructive nature, Mycroft focused most of his attention on him. He didn't worry about Martin because the younger boy was the 'normal one', and despite his shyness and awkward nature, he was always cheerful. Cut to the present; Martin is in the hospital after attempting suicide. Douglas finds a contact number from his belongings and calls it, expecting to get a hold of Simon or Caitlin, or Mrs. Crieff. It's Mycroft's number.
Mycroft shows up promptly at Fitton Hospital, and learns that this isn't Martin's first attempt to take his own life.
Cue painful heart-to-heart between brothers and loads of comfort.

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-13 03:53 pm (UTC)(link)
"Full time occupation, I imagine." Oh dear big brother Mycroft that secretly cares for his siblings will never bore me. In other words, SECONDING.


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I don't even know

(Anonymous) 2012-06-07 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Something, anything, based on this:


(Anonymous) 2012-06-08 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, the giggles I just had at that caption!


Washing machine

(Anonymous) 2012-06-07 10:20 pm (UTC)(link)
(---Anoning due to extreme embarrassment---)
Ah-ehm... I seem to have developed housewife-y kinks, recently, so be patient with me. There it goes:

Martin on a washing machine, Douglas having his wicked way with him.
Martin coming harder due to the added stimulation of the vibrations caused by the spin-dryer.

...Ok, I'll go now. Hoovering away...
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[identity profile] 2012-06-08 12:57 am (UTC)(link)
Ooooh gosh. Seconding. So hard.

As owner of an unbalanced very old washing machine I confess I've wanted to try this before. Reading about it would be a nice start. A very nice start indeed...

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Run your fingers through it

[identity profile] 2012-06-07 10:23 pm (UTC)(link)

Martin loves playing with Douglas' hair.

so would I

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-07 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Roger Allam has the best hair.

So, basically, seconded.

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With a Fringe on Top (1/?)

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what happened to the wild, psycho cat?

(Anonymous) 2012-06-07 10:49 pm (UTC)(link)
I was listening to the ep 1 of season 1.
And I would love a fic explaining what happened when Martin diverted in France, because they smelt smoke on the flight deck. And whatever happened to the cat? Can a cat survive for 8 hours in a cold hold that high up in the air?

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-07 11:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I've been wondering about that, actually. Seconded!

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-07 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Creative Martin finds new things to steal, leaglly, in order to survive.

Example of what he could do:

(Anonymous) 2012-06-08 01:13 am (UTC)(link)
Awe. Poor Martin. Seconding like crazy

Virgin!Martin, Teasing, H/C

(Anonymous) 2012-06-08 01:16 am (UTC)(link)
So I love love love 'What Happens in Schipol,' but this little offshoot/prompt baby won't leave me alone lately. Because tormenting poor Martin is such a novel prompt, I know.

Douglas (and Carolyn?) find out about Martin's sexual experience, or total lack thereof (up to author, but the less the better for angsting purposes). Once they realize how flustered it makes Martin, they add it to the standard teasing rotation.

For them, it's affectionate poking, the way they'd tease a younger sibling.

For Martin, it's a constant reminder of the extent of his failure as a person and how something must be wrong with him. The more they tease, the more anxious and self conscious he gets.

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-08 01:20 am (UTC)(link)
Awe. Poor Martin. *huggles*
I am so seconding.

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Gordon strikes again!

(Anonymous) 2012-06-08 01:22 am (UTC)(link)

Well, this year Gordon is going to get his aircraft back.
Only this time he also wants the Captain.

Gordon/Martin if the filler can swing it but just one sided on Gordon's part.
And if Gordon steels the plane and the lawyers lambast Carolyn for any reason. That'd be awesome.

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-13 04:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Of course you want it again, you horrible excuse of a man.
Of course you want the Captai-... That's terrible!
In other words, I NEED IT LIKE AIR.
Also, is Martin aware of what he wants? Or he's blissfully wallowing in the pride of a great company wanting him?

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Douglas/Carolyn - D spoils a perfectly useful affair

[identity profile] 2012-06-08 01:31 am (UTC)(link)

It was just supposed to be a bit of inconsequential mutual satisfaction in the afternoons, but then Douglas goes and spoils it all by saying something stupid like "I love you."

Does Carolyn break them up, or come around to return the sentiment? Or something else?

more prostitute!Martin

(Anonymous) 2012-06-08 03:46 am (UTC)(link)
Because we can never get enough.

Martin is arrested for soliciting on the street. Who will pay his bail?

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[personal profile] citruspocket 2012-06-08 07:07 am (UTC)(link)
I will! Or Douglas. Or anyone really and then he'd owe them... In other words I want this.

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Smuggler Martin

(Anonymous) 2012-06-08 05:15 am (UTC)(link)
Douglas teaches Martin how to be a smuggler.

He turns out to be *amazing* at it.

Carolyn/Any, spanking

(Anonymous) 2012-06-08 06:10 am (UTC)(link)
Could anyone please give Carolyn a good spanking?
As punishment or kinky times doesn't matter.


(oh gosh I hope I'm doing this right)

(Anonymous) 2012-06-08 10:00 am (UTC)(link)
Generally I have an awful memory, but I definitely remember hearing something in the news fairly recently-ish about a plane crashing on a mountain or something, somewhere there was snow and it was presumably cold. I don't remember anything else about it, and I hardly mean to mitigate any of the circumstances of the actual crash, but I won't lie, I immediately thought of GERTI, and therefore Cabin Pressure. However, I am a horrid sap and an absolute believer in the happy ending, so my prompt is!: Something happens to GERTI that forces an emergency/crash landing, and the entire cabin crew wind up alone on a mountain (or something), where it is cold and they have to worry about both getting rescued and surviving. One way or another, they all make it out fine (even GERTI, because I can't bear the thought of that dear plane being banged up beyond repair).

My mind immediately goes to caves, forced snuggling in order to keep warm, fuzzy family moments where they look out for each other and promise each other it's going to be all right, and then it really is, but whatever the filler feels like, I'll readily accept, so long as it's got a happy ending.

Martin is a virgin and he's not ashamed of it

(Anonymous) 2012-06-08 12:25 pm (UTC)(link)
He isn't particularly keen on people finding out because he knows he'd probably be mocked for it, but personally he doesn't mind very much and it's really the least of his problems. Whether it's because he's asexual, waiting for the right person, or some other reason is up to you.

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[identity profile] 2012-06-08 02:02 pm (UTC)(link)
So seconded! Very very seconded.
The right person, ah, the right person for Martin. *sighs dreamly*

tw: Possible dub-con, sexual favors

(Anonymous) 2012-06-08 12:31 pm (UTC)(link)
After Arthur overhears Martin contemplating leaving MJN, he decides to do something about it. But with Martin not getting paid, Arthur struggles to find a good argument until he finally offers up sexual favors. Martin is reluctant to accept until after some "convincing", which Arthur turns out to be quite good at.

Pwp, budding romance, tragically unrequited, or jolly friends with benefits all up to you! (personally I'm a fan of unhappy endings >:}, but I like everything)

Tl:Dr Arthur offers Martin sexual favors in order to keep Martin from leaving.

doctor who.

[personal profile] bottecellie 2012-06-08 04:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin is the fobwatched!Doctor (or, just, a regular ole fobwatched!Time Lord).

If you want to make it a Sherlock crossover as well, and put Sherlock as another Time Lord or the Master or Moriarty as a Time Lord or whatever, I'm all down for that. I just want Caroline, Douglas, and Arthur freaking out over brilliant!Martin and "how is GERTI fixed? How can GERTI fly around the world on only a litre of gasoline? How did GERTI become capable of time-travel!?"
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(Anonymous) 2012-06-08 04:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Sounds fun. Seconded.

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How/why did Martin decide that being a pilot..

(Anonymous) 2012-06-08 05:18 pm (UTC)(link)
was better than anything else in the world?

Can someone please give me fic of little boy Martin telling everyone he wants to be a aeroplane or pilot when he grows up? and maybe his father tells him no he has to be an electrician but his mom say's that Martin can be whatever he wants to be? and maybe get views on it from Caitlyn and Simon's pov - but a semi happy ending with Martin at an air field watching the take off's and landing of various aeroplanes and promising himself that one day he will get up into the air.

Re: How/why did Martin decide that being a pilot.. RTYI

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Shameless self pimping!

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Carolyn whump! Triggers for violence, torture, noncon and whatever anons want.

(Anonymous) 2012-06-08 05:35 pm (UTC)(link)
We have a lot of Marty and Douglas whump. Time for some Carolyn whump!

Carolyn stays behind inthe office one night. Then three charming boys walk in after everybody else has gone home. They say they want to talk about business.

And then, bad things happen.

BONUS: no knight in shining armor to the rescue. A broken down Carolyn still manages to save herself because she is THAT BAMF.
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[identity profile] 2012-06-08 07:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmm... you're right. Carolyn!Whump is rare. Seconded.


(Anonymous) 2012-06-08 07:39 pm (UTC)(link)
After failing his exams a few times, Martin realized he might never be a professional pilot, but there are still aviation-related jobs he could be doing. As it turned out, he was great at managing air traffic and quickly gained fame for being the best ATC in England, if not Britain. He really enjoys what he's doing, too, and even earns enough to pay for private flying lessons.

One day, the first officer from that tiny charter company starts flirting with him when he's trying to plan their diversion. And then again, next week. And again. And again... Finally, Martin decides to flirt back.

bonus points if Douglas ends up giving him flying lessons in Gertie. And then flying lessons in the flight deck!

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(Anonymous) 2012-06-08 07:46 pm (UTC)(link)
YES! Seconded so hard!

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Fail sex

(Anonymous) 2012-06-08 07:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Inspired by the site, Not Always Romantic.

Douglas and Martin keep trying to have sex, but something always goes wrong, ruining the moment. Douglas gets a leg cramp. Martin catches a cold. Douglas' teasing goes too far. Arthur and Carolyn keep walking in on them.

What finally gets them to do the deed?