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


Prompting Post Part VIII

Prompt Post Eight

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The past catches up with Martin.

(Anonymous) 2015-04-16 08:59 am (UTC)(link)
Martin's new employer hired him because he wanted someone who goes by the book. When he finds out about some of Martin's escapades (Mr Leeman, getting detained at the airport in Boston on charges of threatening to crash an aircraft, driving an airplane down Tunisian highway, the bear-strafing incident, the candy bombing of Douglas's ex wife's house, and masterminding a trip to "Timbuktu"), he has immediate second thoughts about his decision to hire Martin.

Re: The past catches up with Martin.

(Anonymous) 2015-04-16 11:37 am (UTC)(link)
oh god that'd be just martin's bad luck wouldn't it?
i can already hear him in my mind defending himself, probably up until a point at which he sees he just might be a bit of a rascal indeed :)

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AU or earning for pilot lessons job or van-broke-down job

(Anonymous) 2015-04-16 11:23 am (UTC)(link)
'Good afternoon, my name is Martin and I will be your tutu sales representative today.'

Bonus if Douglas stops in with his daughter, tutu shopping.

Re: AU or earning for pilot lessons job or van-broke-down job

(Anonymous) 2015-04-16 11:35 am (UTC)(link)
muhawwwaaw yes please please?!?!?

Cabin Pressure x Merlin Crossover

(Anonymous) 2015-04-18 06:49 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd really love a crossover . If you could somehow get reincarnation in there it'd be AMAZING. I'm partial to Martin and Merlin paired with their respective Arthurs but I'd give you my internet for any kind of fill.

prison au non-con/dub-con situations

(Anonymous) 2015-04-19 01:54 am (UTC)(link)
Martin goes to prison for fraud. (tax evasion, faked information on his license?) He becomes Douglas' prison bitch.

Arthur's secret strength

(Anonymous) 2015-04-21 12:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Arthur turns out to be, surprisingly, REALLY good at something. Pick anything - whether it's cooking, or crazy golf, or maybe he turns out to be an AMAZING pilot once he gives it a go - ANYTHING!

How code red began

(Anonymous) 2015-04-24 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
Arthur's 'Code Red' didn't start as 'Arthur is screwing something up by trying to help', it started when he was much younger, as 'Arthur is trying to help so much that he's exhausting/endangering himself and he needs to sit down and let his mum take care of him for a while/deal severely with whoever is taking advantage of Arthur's good nature'.

Sometimes it still has that meaning.

Re: How code red began

(Anonymous) 2015-04-26 07:41 am (UTC)(link)
Oh god all my Arthur feels

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Martin's baked potatoes

(Anonymous) 2015-04-27 12:50 am (UTC)(link)
Martin has a baked potato for a treat because his baked potatoes are AMAZING, but he's never made one for anyone else. Until one day...

Any pairing.
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Arthur is a consultant for MI5

[personal profile] madnina 2015-04-28 01:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Sometimes Arthur isn't on GERTI and nobody mentions why. Arthur is in fact a consultant interrogation expert for MI5. When normal methods fail, they call in the terrifying and mysterious Mr S who manage to turn the most determined, bloodthirsty terrorist into a polite, apologising marshmellow in less than an hour.

Re: Arthur is a consultant for MI5

(Anonymous) 2015-04-28 09:37 pm (UTC)(link)
I wouldn't how how to write this but it sound brillliant.

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Cabin Pressure goes paintball

(Anonymous) 2015-04-28 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I am in dire need of a CP paintball fic.

It's an annual or biannual tradition, the paintball tournament between the ground crew and MJN, Fitton airfield against some other small airfield, or something like that. Martin was always busy with removal jobs so this year it's the first time he participates and everybody thinks he will get shot early in the game.

But as it happens Martin is a total paintball!BAMF - writer can choose why or ask for ideas - and has at least 2 different people go "hot damn!" about him while he is completely oblivious to that.

Please no crossovers and if possible major characters only from CP; pre Zurich, doesn't have to be 100 % canon compliant; ships, no ships or start of ship is up to the writer, as are the romantic and sexual orientations of the characters; canon genders preferred.

If anybody writes me this fic you'll have my eternal gratitude, all the virtual brownie points you want and if you'll be at EAC2 in Berlin I'll invite you to go get some spaghetti ice.

Re: Cabin Pressure goes paintball

(Anonymous) 2015-04-30 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
Ooo, seconded. Unexpected BAMF Martin is my catnip.

Simple needs

(Anonymous) 2015-04-30 02:33 am (UTC)(link)
Martin trapped and suffocating, his friends desperately rescuing him at the last minute, and oodles of "I thought I was going to lose you" comfort after from a special someone who didn't know how they felt about Martin until then.

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D/M - One fine day

(Anonymous) 2015-05-01 11:06 am (UTC)(link)
Douglas/Martin established relationship - Douglas ties Martin (entirely consensually, please!) to their bed and spends the entire day wringing orgasm after orgasm out of him till he's weak and shivering and lost in blissful subspace. Douglas eventually brings him back by fucking him tenderly and holding him close, murmuring lovingly in utter adoration of his gorgeous boyfriend.

(Anonymous) 2015-05-04 07:07 am (UTC)(link)
After a huge fight Douglas angrily tells Martin he wishes that Martin had never joined MJN. He doesn't really mean it he was just angry. But the next day he wakes up and finds that there's a different captain and no one has ever heard of Martin Crieff. Douglas sets out to find Martin and finds him in a terrible state (whatever the author wants). He regrets what he said and aims to make things go back to how they were

(Anonymous) 2015-05-04 07:41 am (UTC)(link)
OOO! Seconded!

4+1 self sacrifice

(Anonymous) 2015-05-04 10:33 am (UTC)(link)
A time each of the characters was self sacrificing for the good of MJN/their coworkers and no one knew it, and a time one of them was self sacrificing for their friends and all of them knew it.

Re: 4+1 self sacrifice

(Anonymous) 2015-05-04 01:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Seconded. This sounds pretty interesting.

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Songfic Prompt

[personal profile] consulting_captain 2015-05-08 05:14 pm (UTC)(link)
So, I've recently got into The Pierces and one of their songs 'Three Wishes' really makes me think of Martin because of the line "You want three wishes, one to fly the heavens..."

So, I'd like a marlas songfic with:


(Anonymous) 2015-05-11 08:37 am (UTC)(link)
Martin has never been more amused than when he discovers that after an evening of enthusiastic sex, Douglas purrs in his sleep.

Re: purring

(Anonymous) 2015-05-11 09:25 am (UTC)(link)
Yes yes yes yes yes please???!?!??!?!?!?!
*makes pleading kitten eyes*

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Martin gives up.

(Anonymous) 2015-05-14 08:06 am (UTC)(link)
One thing after another goes wrong for Martin and he ends up feeling like there's no point in even trying anymore. So he doesn't.

medically necessitated piggy-back rides

(Anonymous) 2015-05-15 09:14 am (UTC)(link)
Martin sustains some kind of serious foot injury while in a rough foreign city, and Douglas has to carry him by piggy-back to the local doctor.

Re: medically necessitated piggy-back rides

(Anonymous) 2015-05-16 12:37 pm (UTC)(link)

Cabin Pressure/Skyfall

(Anonymous) 2015-05-20 08:40 am (UTC)(link)
Q is Martin's younger brother. No one ever, ever, ever talks about him because of his super secret job at MI6. Martin is okay with this, until the day Vauxhall Cross goes up in smoke, Martin is on the other side of the world, and Q isn't answering his damn phone!

(preferred pairings: Douglas/Martin, Bond/Q)

Re: Cabin Pressure/Skyfall

(Anonymous) 2015-05-20 04:12 pm (UTC)(link)
I want this very badly.

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MJN get superpowers

(Anonymous) 2015-05-22 03:55 pm (UTC)(link)
The crew get struck by lightning and suddenly develop superpowers. Telepathy, immortality, shape shifting, invisibility, telekinesis, whatever. You decide. What do they do with their new found powers? Do they use them for good?
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Re: MJN get superpowers

[personal profile] consulting_captain 2015-05-24 02:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh yes!

Martin: I mean, seriously! You'd think that I'm invisible half the time -!
Douglas: Uh, Martin...
Martin: Don't interrupt me Douglas! I'm here -!
Douglas: Martin -
Martin: I know it'd be SO convenient for you to make me disappear -
*Crashes and bangs*
Douglas: ... Oops.
Martin: Douglas... how did you -? Oh!
Douglas: And the penny drops! Yes Martin, you're actually invisible.

((I may do this properly...))

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If I Die Young [Major character death]

[personal profile] consulting_captain 2015-05-24 10:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I've got to stop prompting songfics, this is getting out of hand.

Anyway, I'd like a very angsty songfic based on this:

Martin dies, he's still very young, from a terminal illness. His will wanted his funeral white, full of pale flowers and beautiful and happy. Not sad.

It's great in theory, but it's still so sad.


Flash backs to when Martin was diagnosed/when the illness started affecting him/towards the end/his death.

Douglas/Martin, Douglas outliving his younger partner; or paternal Douglas

If you want to make it extra musical, there could be a video of Martin, on the guitar and singing this song.

In other words, fuck me up with angst.


(Anonymous) 2015-05-26 11:02 am (UTC)(link)
Cleaning is good therapy. The trivial tasks occupy the mind just enough to allow idle thoughts to form. Cleaning is a pleasant, satisfaction supplying distraction. Yet, in light of recent events and the fact the room in want of cleaning is full of reminders of the thing Douglas least wants to be reminded of cleaning proposes no such pleasantries and allows for distraction, none.

It's no wonder he had been putting it off.

It wasn't a monstrous task despite the countless offers of help which Douglas received may suggest, physically it was a small job. The attic room being void of many of the possessions you may expect a room to have. All the main suspects were there. There was a bed, a set of drawers, an ancient desk-top it was all the personal effects that were missing. Clothes, books and other miscellaneous had followed their owner. Firstly, a small percentage to Douglas' flat, then the same amount to the hospital to finally accumulate, in their entirety, back at Douglas' flat. So it was a small job but very hard in other ways. Other ways which Douglas needed no help from Carolyn or Arthur in.

No, this was something Douglas had to do by himself and he had finally gotten round to it.

He stood in the doorway of the humid room, rubbish bag in hand. A part of him felt like he was being insensitive, throwing away what was not his. Determining what was to be treasured and what was to discarded. The other part felt reckless. Douglas felt if he indulged this part everything would end up in the trash. Irretrievable, broken and lost to him forever. Just like the owner was.

He surveyed the room. He thought he'd at least know where to start, at least know what had to be kept under all circumstances. Yet, Douglas was at a loss.

His eyes settled on the stack of flight manuals. The sight of which filled Douglas with unrelenting, persistent anger. These manuals stood for dedication; unwavering, stubborn dedication. They stood for sacrifice and hard work and a foolish dream.

The sight of them made Douglas sick. It was so unfair. These tedious, pages. Rule after pointless rule studiously memorized and for what? In the end they were useless so Douglas shoved them in the bag.

Suddenly it dawned on him, that in fact everything in this room was useless, pointless, unneeded.

In a fitful rage Douglas begun binning everything he could get his hands on. He could feel his eyes tearing and his nose running but he couldn't stop as he couldn't stop the injustice of it all. He thought he could control everything, determine what he let affect him. He thought that the Richardson luck would prevail but in the end it was the Crieff bad luck which won out and let everything get away from him.

Soon there was nothing left to bin. Douglas felt empty and betrayed yet wasn't that what he wanted? Wasn't it how it should be? He sunk to his knees onto the brittle floor boards he never had felt so unsure, so uncomposed and so scared.

It rattled him. He wasn't used to being so vulnerable.
He stood up slowly, letting the plastic bag drop out of his hand and thunk to the floor.

Now what? Now what does one do now their life is over.

He looks over at the computer perhaps the broken play flight simulator?

The old machine takes a good 3 minutes to boot up. He scans over the files and programs when he sees something which fills him with a surprising burst of hope which he squanders quickly to save himself the hurt. But he looks again just to be certain and sure enough sitting there on the desktop, unobtusely, like he had been looking for it was a file, named Douglas.

It was a video file. Douglas heart caught in his throat as he clicked it eagerly. He pressed play not daring to assume but his heart filling with something close to joy.

It was Martin, post-diagnoses but it was still Martin not the small, embodiment of pain which Douglas had gotten to know in the last week.
Douglas couldn't help but press two fingers to the screen, where his Martin was.

He had a guitar and a shy, sad smile. Without introduction he began to play and his eyes closed and his lips straightened out and pressed together, until he parted them, just a little and began to sing.

If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in a river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

Douglas leaned in, close enough that the display hurt his pupils but he did not care. His hands held the monitor either side, gripped with pressure stopping his fingers from shaking slightly. Tears went unnoticed down his cheeks but this level of attention was to be expected. Crying had become the norm.

He wasn't sure how many times he watched the video only that when he looked up that time had taken the light and humidity of day.
Douglas, before he realized his aim had taken out his phone, with sureness and calm mirroring his old self he dialed the funeral director.

He did not care for the cost or the lack of time or the extra work. Martin's funeral was tomorrow and it would be just as he asked.

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Carolyn dragging Martin along by the ear

(Anonymous) 2015-05-25 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Basically just Carolyn dragging Martin along by the ear, for some reason.

Re: Carolyn dragging Martin along by the ear

(Anonymous) 2015-05-26 06:00 am (UTC)(link)
I can so see this.

Martin stops complaining.

(Anonymous) 2015-05-26 07:12 am (UTC)(link)
Martin stops complaining. Everyone assumes it's because things are somehow finally going well for him, but one of them stumbles across some proof that things are very much worse, and that Martin has only stopped complaining because he knows no one would care or help.

Re: Martin stops complaining.

(Anonymous) 2017-02-23 04:47 am (UTC)(link)
Ohhhhhhh..... I need this so much.
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[personal profile] consulting_captain 2015-05-27 06:58 pm (UTC)(link)
So I've recently come to terms with the fact I'll probably have to have a little help moving around in the near future as I'm already getting really bad joint pain and I'm only just out of my teen years. But, to give me a bit of catharsis, I'd like to read a fic where one of MJN are coming to terms with a disability.

Douglas starts needing a wheelchair?

Martin in leg braces? (I really like this one, BTW)

Arthur with a cane?

Any one or combination.

Thank you :)
Edited 2015-05-27 18:58 (UTC)
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Re: Disability

[personal profile] consulting_captain 2015-05-27 06:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Well... Anon fail.

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Pretty Woman AU

(Anonymous) 2015-05-27 07:18 pm (UTC)(link)
With Martin as Vivian (Julia Roberts) and Douglas as Edward (Richard Gere)?

Imagine Martin's singing in the giant tub, having money to dress up, gaining confidence, knowing he needs to go back home... Douglas' amusement, that piano scene, and becoming infatuated with Martin...
(Arthur can be Kit, and Carolyn or Herc can be Hector? Gordon as Douglas' creepy business partner Philip Stuckey? idk) It doesn't need to be the prostitute scenario - maybe Douglas pilots for a rich airline, and Martin is a simple man with a van...

It just seems like the perfect crossover to me! :D

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(Anonymous) 2015-05-28 05:27 am (UTC)(link)
Hey, chief, I might be wrong, but I think there's a bit of a shortage of Cabin Pressure AU's. This makes me feel disappointed. One thing we could do is:

1. School AU. Martin and Douglas as teachers, Arthu as maybe a student teacher or a cleaner, Carolyn would make an incredible headmistress, and can you IMAGINE the P.A. announcements?
2. Uni AU. A classic. Your choice on whether they're students or professors, I can see both.
3. Hotel AU. Like Fawlty Towers, but somehow even less professional.

4. Men with a ven AU. Icarus Removals, but with the whole crew.
5. Ice cream van AU. What if Arthur's ice cream van idea had, somehow, worked out?
7. Animal shelter AU. Imagine all the puppies.
8. Zoo AU. A slightly more exciting version of the animal shelter AU. It could only be made better by Arthur attempting a Steve Irwin impersonation.
9. Farm AU. Two words: Hercules, and sheep.

10. Restaurant AU. Two words, again: Surprising Rice.

And how does that sound to you?

Re: MJN AU's (OP)

(Anonymous) 2015-05-28 05:32 am (UTC)(link)
OP here. Sorry, pressed 'Post Comment' a bit early. It should have said:

Hey, chief, I might be wrong, but I think there's a bit of a shortage of Cabin Pressure AU's. This makes me feel disappointed. One thing we could do is:

1. School AU. Martin and Douglas as teachers, Arthu as maybe a student teacher or a cleaner, Carolyn would make an incredible headmistress, and can you IMAGINE the P.A. announcements?
2. Uni AU. A classic. Your choice on whether they're students or professors, I can see both.
3. Hotel AU. Like Fawlty Towers, but somehow even less professional.
4. Tour bus AU. Martin and Douglas as drivers, and Arthur giving out lectures on polar bears.
5. Pacific Rim AU. Martin and Douglas, and Carolyn and Her, as Jaeger pilots. Herc's excitement and Carolyn's sheer grumpiness when they find out they're drift compatible. Even worse, reckless, rule-bending Douglas and stickler for rules Martin, both in control of A GIANT ROBOT? What can possibly go wrong?
6. Men with a ven AU. Icarus Removals, but with the whole crew.
7. Ice cream van AU. What if Arthur's ice cream van idea had, somehow, worked out?
8. Animal shelter AU. Imagine all the puppies.
9. Zoo AU. A slightly more exciting version of the animal shelter AU. It could only be made better by Arthur attempting a Steve Irwin impersonation.
10. Farm AU. Two words: Hercules, and sheep.
11. Restaurant AU. Two words, again: Surprising Rice.

And how does that sound to you?

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