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Prompting Post Part VIII

Prompt Post Eight

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(Anonymous) 2015-09-05 09:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Hpyoxia, lack of oxygen to the brain. That's why there's oxygen masks on planes, and that's why they mention them in the safety briefings.

So what if one of our lovely MJN crew, for whatever reason, doesn't realise they're becoming hypoxic, or can't get onto oxygen straight away, or is trying to help the passengers instead of helping themselves? What does our little MJN family do in this emergency?

Don't kill anyone, please - hurt them, fine, but no death. Bonus points if it's Martin or Douglas, seeing as there's only the two of them in the flight deck normally, and they have to, you know, fly a plane as well as deal with the emergency.

Link here explains hypoxia properly:

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I must second hypoxia prompts!

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D/M angst (sort of)

[personal profile] smasualfangirl221b 2015-09-13 04:11 pm (UTC)(link)
"Don't leave."
"What on earth are you talking about?"
"People always do."

Martin saying this to Douglas

Happy ending please!

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Everyone at MJN gets high

(Anonymous) 2015-09-27 03:51 am (UTC)(link)
Title says all.

Op is a Marlas fan if they wanna go that route.

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(Anonymous) 2015-10-02 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
(Okay, I don't smoke and I've never smoked marijuana before. Mild Dub-con here.)

Sometimes Douglas wondered how Martin got through school at all. No, he didn't mean he believed Martin was a poor student. As much as Douglas teased him for his extensive (unnecessary) knowledge on aviation, in truth Douglas was quite impressed by him. Never say Martin Crieff was lazy.

That was also his downfall; his overeagerness to succeed. Douglas wondered how many friends Martin really had in school. How hard did he try to make them, to keep them? With that huge mess with the Flap and Throttle, it was surprising how easily Martin fell under peer pressure.

So when Martin walked in on Douglas smoking a rolled joint in the MJN office, it was a miracle Martin didn't start swearing up a storm.

"Douglas!" He squealed, rapidly closing the door behind him. "Jesus Christ, what the hell do you think you're doing?"

Douglas shifted more comfortably on the couch. The cushions smelled like almonds for some strange reason. He believed Arthur was to blame for this. He didn't have proof, though. "Calm down, Martin. It's only a little marijuana."

"That's not the point! We're suppose to be flying in an hour!"

"We were supposed to fly. But you know as well as I do..." Douglas paused to take a small puff. "It was cancelled."

White smoke slowly drifted out of his mouth. Red rose up in Martin's cheeks. "Carolyn will see-"

"Arthur already took Carolyn home today. She had a huge headache, the poor gal. So no flight today, no rescheduled flight today, and since I had nothing else planned due to, you know, believing I was going to fly a plane today, I'm going to sit here and relax."

The marijuana wasn't nearly strong enough to affect him. It gave him a slow, pleasant buzz, allowing him to enjoy the silence. At least, until Martin came in.

"You're going to get caught," Martin said worryingly, opening the office door and peering out. "How are you going to cover this smell?"

With incense, Douglas didn't say. He'd already disabled the fire alarm to do so. Fitton airport could only afford a single sniffer dog and he was only brought in on the weekends. The smell would dissipate by then. "You need to relax," Douglas said smoothly. He held up the joint to Martin. "Do you want take a hit?"

"I do not!"

"Alright..." Douglas pulled back and took another small puff. "If you don't want to, you don't have to..."

That should've been the end of that. Douglas was not some school yard bully. He was not going to pressure Martin over this any more than he would pressure someone into drinking or having sex with him.

He didn't know why- it must've been the way he said it or Martin thought he was making fun of him- Martin suddenly came around the table in front of the couch, sat down and held out his hand to accept the joint.

At least that's what Douglas thought he was doing. Martin had his determined, angry face on. It was the face he wore whenever he was trying desperately to win a game.

Douglas raised an eyebrow at this. "I'm not going to give you this so you can throw it away."

"No," Martin said. "I want to take a hit."

"Really?" Douglas sat up. The couch squeaked under his weight. It shouldn't squeak. It was made out of clothe. "You don't have to."

"I want to. Hand it over."

Not entirely sure of Martin's true intentions, Douglas took one last final puff then handed it over.

"Alright..." Martin said, bringing up the joint to his lips. "How do I do this?"

"You do it the same way as you would a cigarette."

Martin blushed lightly. "I've never smoked a cigarette."

"But you've seen it in films, I'm sure. A single puff will do."

There was still hesitation on Martin's part. He kept pressing the joint against the bottom of his lip, almost scowling, unable to take that final step and inhale. Just as Douglas was about to reach over and take it out of his hands, Martin finally took a small drag.

He blew out the smoke gently. He paused. "I don't feel anything."

"You're not this ignorant. You know it takes more than that."

Martin grunted and took another drag, longer this time. He held it for a few seconds, then suddenly burst out coughing, pushing the joint back into Douglas' hands as he struggled to breath.

"Are you alright?" Douglas asked.

"Y-yeah," Martin hacked out in between coughs. His eyes were watering. "Yeah, y-yeah.."

Douglas thought it would go no further. Martin tried it, he didn't like it, and now he'll leave Douglas alone to enjoy his mild high by himself.

Except Martin didn't get up to leave. He sat there, watching Douglas take a few more slow drags, and then held out his hand for another turn.

With one eyebrow raised, Douglas passed it over.

Over the next fifteen minutes they passed the joint between them both, taking turns. Martin still coughed, but after his fifth try, he started to grin and said, "I think I can feel it now."

Congrats on your first drug experience, Douglas didn't say. He finished off the last dregs of the joint. He opened his mouth and breathed outwards in hopes of making a smoke ring. He's never been able to do it and today was not that day. The smoke bellowed out in a shapeless blob. "Humph," he said. "Martin, hand me over that ashtray."

Martin picked up the green-grey ashtray from behind him. He passed it over, and as Douglas sat up lightly to reach for it, Martin moved down and gently kissed him.

It felt good. Soft. Clearly it was a spur of the moment thing because Martin was already muttering apologies. When he tried to move back, Douglas dropped both the ashtray and the burnt stump of the joint, grasped the back of Martin's head and pulled him closer and started kissing him in earnest.

Ever since Helena left, all physical affections Douglas had experienced for the past few months were a few polite pecks from his dates. It felt amazing to kiss Martin, to be kissed back. He missed this.

However, the moment he felt Martin fumbling to undo his shirt buttons, he broke the kiss and breathlessly said, "Wait, wait..."

"What? Why?" Martin tried to move forward to continue.

"Because... because we're both a little unhinged. Not the best state to be in when making decisions. Perhaps we should show... restraint."

Martin quirked an eyebrow. "You? Restraint?"

"Later on and we've both sobered up and you..." he licked his lips. "Still want to continue, we can."

They shouldn't have started. Who knew a single joint would have so much of an affect on Martin?

Still, the sight Martin's goofy grin couldn't bring Douglas to fully regret this. "I do," Martin said.

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Arthur comforts Martin

[personal profile] madnina 2015-09-27 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin is feelings frustrated/upset for some reason and tries to hide it, but Arthur can see right through it and manages to help Skip feel better in his own special Arthurish way.
Bonus points for Martin/Arthur of any rating

Wing fic

(Anonymous) 2015-10-06 02:15 am (UTC)(link)
Inspired by a recently read Sherlock fic.

Someone (you choose who) has wings when no else in the world has them. They can retract the wings into their body at will. They've only shown their wings to a select few and every time they did, it ended badly. Then of course, they have to show their wings to the others for... reasons.

OP is a marlas fan.

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Passionately seconded!!!
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[personal profile] wtchcool 2015-10-07 01:29 am (UTC)(link)
Forget Zurich's explanation: The real reason for all GERTI's malfunctions is one former passenger by the name of Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden.

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(Anonymous) 2015-10-08 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
Oh my. That would be interesting! Did he leave something behind onboard?

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Sorry but this needs to be done

(Anonymous) 2015-10-18 06:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Strictly au... With marlas

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Just clearing up my confusion; do you mean a Strictly Come Dancing AU, or a story that is strictly AU with no original canon elements other than the characters?

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(Anonymous) 2015-10-28 03:20 am (UTC)(link)
Douglas, wet, cold, and contracting pneumonia.

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Repromt: Consequences

[personal profile] smasualfangirl221b 2015-10-30 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Douglas never cared, did he? Not really.

"Oh. Oh."

"Martin, I didn't—"

"No, it's - it's all right. I - I'll off."


"Wow. Skip was crying. That's - that's not very brilliant."

Prompt: I'd like to see Douglas manipulating Martin again for his own gain/to protect himself? Martin finds out in front of Douglas due to something Arthur says, and it's crippling.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-24 01:16 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, seconded!

Based on my sims

(Anonymous) 2015-11-24 01:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I made a Martin and Douglas sims, so this is based on that.

Martin and Douglas get together and when they finally sleep together it's not as good as they expected, in fact it's rather disappointing

Martin has the opposite of a problem

(Anonymous) 2015-11-24 01:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I was thinking about Martin's special brand of luck (not only bad, I mean he can't be just lucky and get a girlfriend, no she's a princes) and somehow this ended up in this mental image:

Martin gets stuck in an lift/elevator with two baby pandas that he can cuddle

Bonus: The MJN crew/Herc/whomever do not know about the pandas
Double bonus: Arthur does

Re: Martin has the opposite of a problem

(Anonymous) 2016-02-06 06:02 pm (UTC)(link)
If they can only hear the noises from inside the elevator and don't know the pandas are in there, the rest of the MJN crew (except Arthur who no one believes about the pandas) would get some very bizarre ideas about what's going on in there...

(Anonymous) 2015-12-02 06:34 pm (UTC)(link)
The reason Martin gets defensive when he's called little Martin is because he is actually quite small, if you get my drift. When he and Douglas get together he panics that Douglas will laugh at him when he finds out

(Anonymous) 2015-12-02 06:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Also: Oh Martin. *sighs and pats his sweet little bum*

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Gordon's Little Helpers.

(Anonymous) 2015-12-06 07:26 pm (UTC)(link)
(spoilers for Zurich, in case anyone's still behind)

Just watching some old QI episodes while doing the dishes and there's a bit about airplane wiring.

In the 1960's Boeing used to run airplane wiring using ferrets to run through the wiring channels, dragging the cables along behind them. I'm now seeing Gordon mysteriously buying ferrets (possibly 'for Arthur'?) during the period he was hiding his wealth in Gerti before the divorce, and using them to run the gold wiring through the plane. After that was done, he'd have no use for them, so he'd give them fully to Arthur rather than keeping them himself.

From Carolyn's perspective during the separation period before the divorce, it would have looked like a cheap attempt to buy Arthur's favour in proceedings (even though with him being 28 in series 1 (Boston) and the divorce being 8 years ago at that time, Arthur would have been 20), and then control him by restricting access to the ferrets for no evident reason. ("No, the ferrets are busy today Arthur, you can't see them. You'll have to come back tomorrow.") Giving them to Arthur just as full divorce proceedings were getting underway would have been seen as a further attempt to influence Arthur. (The lifespan of a ferret would have been over before the series started, and Snoopadoop would have come after them.)

Arthur meanwhile: "FERRETS! \o/"

TLDR: Gordon used ferrets to run the gold wiring through Gerti, then gave them to Arthur. Carolyn was suspicious, but not for the actual reasons she should have been suspicious, and ARTHUR + FERRETS = PURE JOY

(Anonymous) 2015-12-13 10:52 am (UTC)(link)
Something traumatic happens to Martin, idk what, maybe he's kidnapped or something, but once he's safe he was really bad nightmares. I just want Douglas to hold him tight trying to smooth Martin as he screams and thrashes through his nightmare

(Anonymous) 2015-12-13 10:54 am (UTC)(link)
omg I adore nightmare comforts (and Martin whump too of course), so yes yes yes seconded!!

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Another one based on my sims, sorry

(Anonymous) 2015-12-14 03:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Martin and Douglas can't stop having babies. Martin has given birth to 7 so far! He even had a set of quadruplets! Just give me marlas trying to cope with their huge (and still growing!) brood

Another Cabinlock prompt!

(Anonymous) 2015-12-20 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
Martin had no idea he was adopted. Sherlock had no idea he was a twin. Not until Douglas took a trip to London one day and just happened to come Sherlock one day.

Why Martin was put for adoption is up to you. =)

Christmas prompt!

(Anonymous) 2015-12-25 11:48 pm (UTC)(link)
There's mistletoe. Martin unknowingly stands under it. He gets kissed by EVERYONE.

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(Anonymous) 2015-12-27 05:43 am (UTC)(link)
Seconding so hard.

Star Wars: Force Awakens blend.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-02 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
To avoid spoiling anyone for the movie, I'll just suggest the following:

Martin in Finn-like situation. Douglas in Poe-like situation.
Martin in Rey-like situation. Douglas in Finn-like situation.
Caroline is Leia. Herc or Douglas is Han. Martin and Theresa are Finn and Rey. (or Martin is Kylo Ren??) Gordon is the big hologram guy.

And let's be honest here. In all cases, Arthur is totally BB8. ;-)

TLDR: The Cabin Pressure characters in the positions of the characters of Star Wars Force Awakens characters.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-12 08:34 pm (UTC)(link)
It's entirely possible that Douglas's parents are still alive. So For some reason Douglas has to visit them for a few days. He convinces his partner, Martin, to come with him and meet them for the first time. Queue awkwardness about sharing a bed etc and just Martin being Martin

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Alcoholism-related angst

(Anonymous) 2016-02-01 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
Due to some mix-up, Douglas accidentally drinks something with a LOT of alcohol in it.

It's instantly obvious why Douglas quit drinking: alcohol makes him lose all self-control. It's also suddenly obvious how unhappy and self-loathing Douglas is under his facade. Cue awkward supportiveness from the MJN crew.

(Gen or subtle UST with Martin)

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Oh Douglas. Definitely seconded!

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(Anonymous) 2016-02-01 11:28 am (UTC)(link)
Years ago Carolyn gave a baby up for adoption. That baby is Martin. Just give me them both learning how to deal with each other once they discover that they are mother and son.

Double triple bonus points if Martin and Douglas are in a relationship, and Carolyn and Douglas realise they could end up mother/son in law

(Anonymous) 2016-02-01 07:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Oooooh! Seconded.

Reprompting: Douglas and Martin's not so well first time

(Anonymous) 2016-02-07 04:01 am (UTC)(link)
Since the original prompt seemed to be lost:

Douglas & Martin sleep together for the first time and it doesn't actually go all that well.

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[identity profile] 2016-02-13 12:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for re-prompting, Anon! I have a complete fill for this all written, but it's in long-hand so I'm typing it up. Will post when it's done :)

(& thanks to OP, wherever you are, for the original prompt that got me thinking...)

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(Anonymous) 2016-02-25 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Marlas having fun sexy times, but one of them throws their back out half way through.

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Hee! Seconded!

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A deck chair wasn't the only thing Carolyn went to the hold to get in Jo'burg. She also found the strap-on from her luggage, which she used to thoroughly bugger her First Officer over the wet bonnet of a freshly-washed BMW. Or in GERTI's cargo hold. Or both.

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Goodness! I must second this!

(Anonymous) 2016-03-16 07:46 am (UTC)(link)
Martin in is Carolyns son from her first marriage. Arthur and Martin are half brothers. How does this change things, if anything

Double triple bonus points for Martin and Douglas trying to hide their relationship from mum

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