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Prompting Post Part VIII

Prompt Post Eight

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(Anonymous) 2015-07-14 08:49 pm (UTC)(link)
When Martin and Douglas are on a stopover/sitting in the portacabin there's an explosion and the building they're in collapes and they're both trapped! Douglas is more or less ok, but Martin is seriously hurt. Douglas was to try and call for help/get them out, while keeping Martin alive and stopping him from panicking

I'm partial to m/d but don't really mind as long as it's not Martin/Arthur

(Anonymous) 2015-07-15 06:44 am (UTC)(link)
Very much seconded!!

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(Anonymous) 2015-07-15 06:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Someone do something with Martin (or Douglas) and the line 'I would rather be laughed at, than cried for'.

Could be to do with a flight, their lives outside of MJN, or even post-series.

(Anonymous) 2015-07-17 12:23 am (UTC)(link)
Ooo! Yes!

Re prompt from part VII

(Anonymous) 2015-07-16 02:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Original prompt:

On a flight, something goes wrong and the window in the cockpit is blown out, taking the captain with it, cabin crew managed to hold onto him while the co pilot landed the plane. (Sorry, that I haven't explained it well)

It would be great if someone could write this with Martin being flown out the window and Arthur holding on.

(M/d, m/t or gen preferred)

More info here

Gen, the silent game - M, D, A

(Anonymous) 2015-07-16 03:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin and Douglas aren't talking to each other. Either it's an actual game of who can last the longest without speaking directly to the other, or they're having an argument and they're that angry with each other.

They keep using Arthur as an intermediary for anything that isn't pilot speak (that they have to say, which is more 'stated to the general vicinity, which may include other pilots in the flight deck') except that Arthur gets increasingly agitated, while trying not to let it show.

Without realising it, they're reminding him of when Carolyn and Gordon were fighting.

How long does it take for them to realise what's up, and how do they react when they do?

Re: Gen, the silent game - M, D, A

(Anonymous) 2015-07-16 03:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes! Seconding!

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Martin disappears...

(Anonymous) 2015-07-16 07:47 pm (UTC)(link)
And everyone at MJN is questioned and devstated but no one has a clue what happened to him. Except Douglas.

When Douglas comes home, he goes to the far side of his house where there is a padlocked door. He opens it, goes down into the soundproof basement and chained to the wall is our dear old captain.

Your choice on why Douglas is doing what he is doing.

Re: Martin disappears...

(Anonymous) 2015-07-17 12:25 am (UTC)(link)
timidly seconded


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[personal profile] smasualfangirl221b 2015-07-19 09:18 pm (UTC)(link)
So I was recently looking at all the Farewell Bear Facts, and I looked at this deleted scene in Vaduz:

MARTIN Maxi… what does the Sheik of Qatar do, exactly?
MAXI (SULLEN) It’s not just him. It’s all the boys. They laugh at me all the time. And they call me Serena.
MARTIN Why do they do that?
MAXI I don’t know.
MARTIN Was it after you told them to call your Your Serene Majesty?
MAXI …I can’t remember.
MARTIN Look, can I give you some advice?
MAXI You? But you’re a commoner!
MARTIN Even so. Look, I used to be in the air cadets. Well, you know that. And I was the first in my flight to become a Junior Corporal. And, and it’s just good military discipline to address people by rank, rather than name, or… anything else.
MAXI Of course.
MARTIN Yes. But, looking back, even though I was technically right, I sort of wish I hadn’t insisted.
MAXI Wouldn’t they call you it?
MARTIN No, no they would. They wouldn’t stop calling me it. I mean… there are people I see when I go back home who still call me Junior Corporal. What I mean is, the thing to remember about bullies-
MAXI I know, I know, ‘they’re cowards really, you’ve just got to stand up to them.’
MARTIN No, no. Some of them are cowards, but some of them really aren’t. No, the thing about bullies is, they do it for fun.
MAXI How does that help me?
MARTIN Well, it gives you a strategy. Be boring to bully.
MARTIN Don’t react much. Don’t try really hard not to react, because that’s fun to watch. But otherwise… just sort wait for it to finish.
MAXI And that works?

MARTIN I don’t know… I never learnt to do it. But I think it might.

I want a fill where Douglas hears this and then how he reacts/what happens next is up to you!

Re: Bullying

(Anonymous) 2015-07-20 09:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh my god, so seconded.

Left at the alter

(Anonymous) 2015-07-20 05:50 am (UTC)(link)
Martin's getting married married to an oc, he's ridiculously happy about it. The big day arrives and Martin is waiting at the alter ( or wherever else you want) with his Douglas, his best man, at his side.

Time is getting on and his fiancé still hasn't turned up. Douglas goes to find out what's going on and realised that this person isn't going to turn up and has to break the news to Martin.

Douglas takes a heart broken Martin in and does what he can to help Martin get over everything. Martin slowly starts to fall in love again but hides it as he doesn't want to freak Douglas out. What he doesn't know is that Doiglas has felt the same for a long time.

Re: Left at the alter

(Anonymous) 2015-07-20 06:23 am (UTC)(link)
omg the whump the feels the love!
Seconded so much SO MUCH

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X Factor/Britain's Got Talent/any talent show

[personal profile] smasualfangirl221b 2015-07-20 03:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas maybe hears only a little bit of Martin singing so he doesn't think he's that great or something idk, but then he mocks Martin and then bets him something that he wouldn't win on a talent show. First Martin refuses, but he could do with the money or something so he eventually gets persuaded to go on it. He turns out to be great at singing and playing the guitar and so gets through to the final (or semi whatever) and then it turns out his songs are all about how he loves Douglas or whatever and so yeah
I would prefer it if they get together at the end, but whether he wins the contest or not is up to you

Genius Martin (re-prompt)

(Anonymous) 2015-07-20 07:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Some fics made me think that Martin, before becoming a pilot, was an average student, maybe because he didn't really care about school.
What if he wasn't?
What if all of his father's disapproval came from the fact that Martin's a genius and he could have been a Noble Price geneticist or a millionaire computer scientist like Steve Jobs, but he chose to be simply a pilot?
How would the crew react after finding out?
I'd like a story in which Martin's secret slips and the crew face the fact that most of Martin's insecurity isn't due to the fact his family thinks he's not good enough to be a pilot, but to the fact that he's too good for it and he is sorry for letting them down.

Re: Genius Martin (re-prompt)

(Anonymous) 2015-08-31 02:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh yes please, that sounds great. He has to be kind of a genius to learn the manuals by heart and he always does the calculations.

Maxi making friends

(Anonymous) 2015-07-20 10:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Some time after Vaduz (doesn't matter how far after), Maxi uses some of the advice Martin gave him. And because of this, the other kids start seeing him as more approachable, or he's simply becoming a better person - if by increments.

I'd like to see him making friends for the first time, be it among peers or 'commoners!

Bonus points for him pretending he's not acting different and they're his subjects, not his friends, but it's totally see through.

Re: Maxi making friends

(Anonymous) 2015-07-21 06:03 am (UTC)(link)
Aw, seconded!

Scary orgasms

(Anonymous) 2015-07-21 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
Martin can make himself come just fine, and everything feels really good, but when he has sex with someone else, everything gets so intense, he actually scares himself and stops everything before he orgasms.

Let it be Douglas who finally takes him there, to show that scary doesn't always mean bad.

Re: Scary orgasms

(Anonymous) 2015-07-21 06:28 am (UTC)(link)
yes yes yes YESSSSS please!!!!

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The Cape Crossover

[personal profile] wtchcool 2015-07-23 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
Prompt: Peter Fleming (or Jamie) hires MJN.
Edited 2015-07-23 01:15 (UTC)

Crossover MI:Rogue Nation Trailer (poss spoilers?)

(Anonymous) 2015-07-24 09:21 am (UTC)(link)
Shortly after takeoff, Martin notices that during the walkaround he missed the lunatic hanging off the side of the plane. At 9,000 feet, he's still there.

Re: Crossover MI:Rogue Nation Trailer (poss spoilers?)

(Anonymous) 2016-02-06 05:59 pm (UTC)(link)

searching for a fic

(Anonymous) 2015-07-28 04:34 pm (UTC)(link)
This isn't really a prompt, so sorry, but I cannot for the life of be find this fic:

Basically, Arthur asks Douglas and Martin for saying advice, and then Martin explains how he would woo Douglas. It's like the fic Little Things, but it's Martin wooing Douglas rather than the other way around

Re: searching for a fic

(Anonymous) 2015-07-28 11:50 pm (UTC)(link)
here it is:

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G-ERTI is alive

(Anonymous) 2015-07-29 12:07 am (UTC)(link)
G-ERTI's alive - in much the same way as you see a car as having a personality, or anything really if it's been around long enough. But more so than usual. Only a little less obvious than Herbie, I'd say.

She's got quite the personality, and sometimes it takes a while to warm up to people. She makes it plain when she doesn't like something, and makes things as easy on her pilots as she can when she's in a good mood.

Anything that shows this off, just go for it! Though, I'd prefer no Martin/Douglas, thanks.
lothiriel84: (Cabin Pressure)

Re: G-ERTI is alive

[personal profile] lothiriel84 2015-08-02 09:58 am (UTC)(link)
This is a bit like the Thomas the Tank Engine sketch from JFSP, isn't it?
Seconding! :)

Martin/Theresa, developing relationship

(Anonymous) 2015-07-29 01:30 pm (UTC)(link)
In some episodes after Vaduz we hear about how things are moving along, but we never see it for ourselves until Zurich, really.

I'd like to see basically anything to flesh them out as a couple. Dates, what the Duxford Air museum or the Taj Mahal were like... or more simple things like Martin showing her the attic one day when other plans fall through or Theresa showing him the castle and how it was seen by her as she grew up in it (the opposite to how a regular tourist would see a castle).

In short, I like them, but I don't really feel like I know them. Un-distance them for me? Pretty please?

Re: Martin/Theresa, developing relationship

(Anonymous) 2015-08-13 03:51 am (UTC)(link)
I have headcanons I need to write down, and I've got a little first kiss drabble somewhere--I call dibs!

(Anonymous) 2015-08-05 08:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin gets a serious Illness, it's doubtful whether he'll be able to fly again and he's gonna need lots of mjn help to get through it physically and mentally.

Make it as serious as you like, transplants, infections, amputations, I don't mind. A happy ending would be nice but it's not a must.

And if you could make it Marlas I'd love you forever

(Anonymous) 2015-08-08 10:53 am (UTC)(link)
Seconded very much!

disappointment and pessimism, relieved

(Anonymous) 2015-08-06 12:42 am (UTC)(link)
Martin used to be an optimist, but people kept promising him things and backing out. He gave up on anyone else helping him to rely only on himself, but then kept being unable to meet his own demands and disappointing himself. Now Martin knows nothing good will ever happen to him.

Until one day it does, and it still takes a lot of convincing to get Martin to believe that this is real, and that it's not going to dissappoint him like everything else has.

(gen or any pairing welcome)

(Anonymous) 2015-08-06 01:30 pm (UTC)(link)
For all his bluster, Douglas is a soft touch. Unfortunately, this means he can be taken advantage of, as someone from his past (his daughter, an ex, an old "friend") knows quite well. One day, they find him in Fitton, and ask him for help...


(Anonymous) 2015-08-10 08:31 am (UTC)(link)
Anything with Martin/Herc - a one-night stand, a relationship - just don't hurt Carolyn (AU?)

Re: Captain/Captain

(Anonymous) 2015-08-11 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
I read the title and all I imagined is Herc and Martin calling each other 'captain' all night and that's the only thing they do.

Martin misses being captain

(Anonymous) 2015-08-11 12:26 am (UTC)(link)
Inspired by above prompt.

As much as Martin is loving his new job, he misses being captain so much, he finds himself snapping at people when they don't address him as 'captain.'

Martin: Look, as captain of this aeroplane-
Actual Captain: Uh, Martin, I'M captain.
Martin: Oh... right...

the blame game.

(Anonymous) 2015-08-19 08:19 am (UTC)(link)
When Martin's dad was alive, Martin's mum always said she really wanted to help contribute to his dreams of becoming a pilot, but his dad would be mad at her if she went against his wishes. Martin grew to resent or even hate his dad for bullying his mum and for not supporting his dreams.

Then his dad died and even though the family had enough money and Martin's mum could afford to contribute to Martin's piloting education she kept finding reasons not to. Martin realized she'd been blaming his dad for it to keep him from being upset that she didn't support his dreams for her own reasons, and that that false blame had soured the last years of his relationship with his dad for no real reason.

Arthur whump

(Anonymous) 2015-08-27 09:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Arthur gets badly hurt/injured in a traumatic way, and struggles to pull through even with his usual cheer. Thankfully, the one person who matters (anybody from MJN) is there to help him.

Re: Arthur whump

(Anonymous) 2015-08-28 01:16 am (UTC)(link)
Aw, seconded.

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Drunk Carolyn and Martin! (Gen)

(Anonymous) 2015-08-31 01:32 am (UTC)(link)
Martin and Carolyn get drunk at some point pre-Zurich and (much to their embarrassment the next day) end up confessing how much they admire each other. Bonus points if you can get them to actually hug!

self-doubt vs the job application

(Anonymous) 2015-09-04 10:54 am (UTC)(link)
Martin angsting alone late into the night over getting writing his C.V. and covering letter absolutely perfect before applying to work at MJN.

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