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cabinpres_fic ([personal profile] cabinpres_fic) wrote2015-01-27 02:05 am


Prompting Post Part VIII

Prompt Post Eight

Welcome to the Cabin Pressure Fic Prompting Meme, dedicated solely to Cabin Pressure, the hilarious and oh-so-addictive BBC Radio 4 sitcom written by John Finnemore! This meme is pretty anything goes - but for everything to run smoothly there are a few guidelines. Don't worry, they're not too restrictive.



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Reprompt from long ago

(Anonymous) 2017-05-14 05:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm in the mood for some epic Martin whump, because I'm evil, so I gave you a reprompt! (Reprompter has a rather massive soft spot for Marlas)

Here's the original link

I know we've had a lot of homeless!Martin fics/prompts recently, but what if MJN air doesn't find Martin, doesn't come to the rescue, doesn't save him. Martin's in his van, he knows there's a 2-week hiatus from flying coming up and he's desperate enough to have hinted something to Douglas and Carolyn, but they have their plans.

A few days later, Martin is more desperate than he's ever been. He doesn't have the energy to get up and buy food, to find a shelter, to jump off a building to make the pain end, anything. He calls Douglas, but he's with his daughter and doesn't pick up. He calls Carolyn, but she's on a date. He would call Simon and Caitlin, but they all but disowned him.

A few days later, police open up the van after complaints from residents that it's been parked there for ages. They find Martin, barely alive, a note to MJN air written in shaky handwriting.

Does Martin survive? Up to you.

Re: Reprompt from long ago

(Anonymous) 2017-05-17 07:03 am (UTC)(link)
SEEEECCCCOOOOONNNDED! AGAIN, PROBABLY. Martin whump and angst is my weak spot.

Martin/Arthur: Cremona

(Anonymous) 2017-05-17 03:55 pm (UTC)(link)
So, in Cremona, Martin and Arthur were going to share Martin's super fancy State Room at the Excelsior. While they did end up sharing a hotel room together at the Garibaldi, I would LOVE to know what might have happened if they were able to be in the State Room together. I can just see Martin, likely never having stayed in such a nice place before, looking at everything and just being so overwhelmed and feeling so lucky that something positive *actually* happened to him. Arthur is able to put something in each of the drawers, thanks to the fact that he stays with Martin, and they find that they don't need *that* many clothes on anyways.

I don't care if its smut or gen, but I would just LOVE a Skipthur fic because I have a lot of feelings about Skipthur.

Re: Martin/Arthur: Cremona

(Anonymous) 2017-05-21 10:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Seconding a bit of sweet Skipthur schnoogling.

Arthur: Body Worship

(Anonymous) 2017-05-17 04:09 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm a sucker for a good whump and I would LOVE to see a fic in which someone (maybe an unruly passenger, etc) makes fun of Arthur until he breaks and is on the verge of tears. Someone (ideally Martin) comforts him and realizes that Arthur is super into body worship, but never gets to experience it because he's always so willing to help out people, but often forgets about himself.

Gen or Martin/Douglas, Martin happy in Swiss Air

(Anonymous) 2017-05-18 03:26 pm (UTC)(link)
So there are a lot of stories out there where Martin turns down the Swiss Air job offer. I want a story where Martin takes it, even though without him MJN Air is really not likely to stay afloat (or, rather, airborne), because:
1) He is hard-working and fastidious, he knows the bloody rule book by heart and got the perfect score on the job test - his achievements deserve to be recognized and well-paid for;
2) Carolyn, Douglas and Arthur are all adults who can take care of their own lives (well, perhaps not Arthur but he's got Carolyn) and Martin shouldn't be sacrificing his life for theirs;
3) He deserves to be in a professional atmosphere, in a plane that isn't falling apart, where no one ridicules him, humiliates him, makes him ride a truck with a bunch of geese and so on.

Quiet life full of international flights on machines that simply purr, obeying Martin's every gesture. A well-paid life - no Icarus Removals, no considering a baked potato a special rare treat. And if MJN Air crew are his friends, they will find a way to stay in touch. Maybe Herc moves to Zurich and Carolyn withArthur follow him. Maybe Douglas goes there too, just for the heck of it. And they all slowly learn to appreciate each other without pretending that it's only the setting of work that makes them bear each other's company. Strictly free and consensual, this friendship and care thing is.
Perhaps Douglas learns to appreciate Martin a tad more that he'd expected.

Please, no Teresa/Martin or only a very minor one.

Karaoke moment (gen or ?/Martin)

(Anonymous) 2017-06-02 03:56 am (UTC)(link)
Someone (or everyone) goes into the portacabin when they think it's empty only to find Martin in a full on furniture climbing, hip thrusting, dance routine, signing along to something like Destiny's Child "Survivor" or Spice Girls' "Wannabe". Do the watcher/s laugh, stay quiet and watch until Martin notices them? Join in?

Up to the filler if it is Gen or otherwise. Prompter has a weakness for Marlas, but Skipthur pre-slash would be okay too.

Re: Karaoke moment (gen or ?/Martin)

(Anonymous) 2017-06-02 06:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I TOTALLY support this. Incidentally, I was thinking about writing about this very thing, only Martin was going to sing Creep.

I *might* be filling this, OP.

Re: Karaoke moment (gen or ?/Martin)

(Anonymous) 2017-06-03 09:52 am (UTC)(link)

Tw for torture

(Anonymous) 2017-06-09 05:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin is kidnapped and tortured and abused for a long time (weeks/months?). When he is eventually found, Douglas makes it his mission to help Martin through all of his recovery. Helping him through the nightmares and panic attacks. The operations and the physio. Refusing to let Martin give up. Because he's hopelessly in love with him. (I would love it if it was pre established Marlas, but eventual is good to, or even gen if you don't want to write Marlas. But please no Skipthur)

I'm sorry, this is written so badly, but I'm in the mood for some super Martin whump and hopelessly in love Douglas.

Re: Tw for torture

(Anonymous) 2017-06-10 09:01 am (UTC)(link)
Oh yeeeeeesssssssssss.


(Anonymous) 2017-06-16 10:41 am (UTC)(link)
Why aren't there more zombies stories!

Give me our hapless crew trying to deal with a zombie outbreak.

Bonus points!

Marlas! Established or eventual
Martin in peril
Douglas rescuing Martin
Badass Carolyn

I know there are some zombie stories and I think I've read them all, and quite a few have either disappeared or left unfinished :(

Re: Zombies

(Anonymous) 2017-06-17 04:58 am (UTC)(link)
While personally I'm a bit tired of the zombie trope in general these days, I don't think I've ever seen a Cabin Pressure with zombies fic! This intrigues me and I am always in favour of the crew prevailing through peril particularly Martin in peril, lol), so I'm seconding. :-)

Re: Zombies

(Anonymous) 2017-09-20 07:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Anon, RTYI?

Re: Zombies

(Anonymous) 2017-09-23 08:11 am (UTC)(link)
OOO! Thank you!

OP Re: Zombies

(Anonymous) 2017-09-23 11:09 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you! This is one of the ones I wanted to reread but had disappeared

Re: OP Re: Zombies

(Anonymous) 2017-09-26 07:46 am (UTC)(link)
I think the author went pro and had to delete her LJ, but since this one was posted on the CP Comm, it remains.

Hogwarts au

(Anonymous) 2017-06-30 04:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin is a muggle born wizard, he invites his pure blood friend/boyfriend, Douglas to spend the Christmas break with him. How does Douglas find his first real visit to the muggle world?

Re: Hogwarts au

(Anonymous) 2017-06-30 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)
So much seconded!

Re: Hogwarts au

(Anonymous) 2017-07-19 09:02 am (UTC)(link)
can Arthur bE involved in some way too, or would OP prefer not?

Re: Hogwarts au

(Anonymous) 2017-07-19 04:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Arthur can definitely be involved, but preferably not as an ot3

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