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01 Jun

fic: the fire of a thousand suns (tennis rpf)

Fifth in the single-handed backhand series, following on that you can relybecoming stanleyas you wish, and fly toward a secret sky.

As always, everything is happening in French and this is a translation. :)

Title: the fire of a thousand suns
Ship: Benoit Paire/Stan Wawrinka
Word Count: 1,402
Rating: Teen
Summary: When Benoit loses to Kei Nishikori in the Round of 32 at the French Open, it’s a horrible, frustrating, painful match. Afterwards, Stan should be getting ready for his own match, but he interrupts his preparations to go to Benoit’s side. 

Notes: So this is, as you might guess, a cathartic piece written in the immediate aftermath of Benoit’s loss to Kei. But you don’t need to know the details of that loss to understand this fic. Except that Benoit got docked a point on set point in the second set due to a coaching violation (he’d already got a code warning for racquet abuse, that was why a point was taken). He wasn’t happy about it - or about the rest of the match, really.
Disclaimer: This is fiction and the characters in it are fictional.

Read the fire of a thousand suns at AO3! :)

29 May

fly toward a secret sky (Tennis RPF)

Fourth in the single-handed backhand series, following on that you can rely, becoming stanleyand as you wish

As always, everything is happening in French and this is a translation. :)

Dedicated to Maartiinhaa, who’s lovely.

Title: fly toward a secret sky
Ship: Benoit Paire/Stan Wawrinka
Characters: Benoit Paire, Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer
Word Count: 3,014
Rating: Teen
Summary: The thing about the “if you hurt him” speech is that it’s pretty terrifying when delivered by someone who could literally knock your head off with a tennis ball. Hello, Roger!
Disclaimer: This is fiction and the characters in it are fictional.

Come on, you know you want to read fly toward a secret sky at AO3! :)

29 May

as you wish (Tennis RPF)

Third in the single-handed backhand series, following on that you can rely and becoming stanley.

So this fic kind of grew and developed a mind of its own. It was initially supposed to be a cute little vignette focusing on Stan’s win over Andy, and then, well, it grew into something massive and shaggy and took nearly a month to write. Oops. Hopefully it’s still a tiny bit charming, because goodness knows the boys continue to be. ;)

As always, imagine this fic to be a translation of what’s actually happening (as that would be in French). :)

Dedicated to Anne, who finds the best Benoit interviews, and even translates some of them for us. <3

Title: as you wish
Ship: Benoit Paire/Stan Wawrinka
Characters: Stan Wawrinka, Benoit Paire, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Roger Federer, Edouard Roger-Vasselin, David Ferrer
Word Count: 10,460 (yes!)
Rating: Mature
Summary: Five times Benoit told Stan to stop thinking, and one time Stan had an answer. (Or maybe twelve times, or sixteen. Oops.)
Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Nothing is implied about the actual Stan or Benoit or any of the minor characters.

You’ve read the details, now read as you wish on AO3! :)

23 Apr

mon copain suisse (Tennis RPF)

This is an AU snippet from the Stan/Benoit universe of on that you can rely and becoming stanley. It should be able to be read on its own, but if you want the Stan/Benoit background, those fics will help (there’s also a mini Stan/Benoit ship manifesto in the comments of the former).

Set some distance in the future - it takes as its beginning the idea of Rafa and Benoit becoming friends in the upcoming Barcelona tournament, but I’m thinking this is some time after that, when nobody’s injured and Benoit and Stan aren’t as newly-together.

On to the fic details!

Title: mon copain suisse
Ships: Stan Wawrinka/Benoit Paire, Roger Federer/Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer/Rafael Nadal/Benoit Paire/Stan Wawrinka
Word Count: 1,361
Rating: Explicit
Summary: Stan’s not entirely sure how this happened. He’s pretty sure it ‘s Benoit and Rafa’s fault, though.
Disclaimer: None of this is true, and nothing is implied about the lives of the actual Stan, Benoit, Roger, and Rafa.

Read mon copain suisse on AO3.

20 Apr

becoming stanley (tennis RPF)

So this fic started out as “why Stan didn’t use to like cuddling but now he does”, and then had to get completely rewritten. It also would have been up earlier except Stan’s actualfax matches distracted me, including his amazing and triumphant win over Andy Murray (which promptly made me want to write all the celebratory Stan/Benoit PWP in the world, so expect to see that fic up soon too, haha).

This fic is set in the same universe as on that you can rely, and I’ll probably get around to combining them into a proper series at some point (most likely when the celebratory sex fic is done), but it should also be able to stand alone. For background info on Stan and Benoit, though, and the beginnings of a shipping manifesto, see that fic. 

Without further ado -

Title: becoming stanley
Ships: Stan Wawrinka/Benoit Paire, Stan Wawrinka/Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka/Rafael Nadal, Rafael Nadal/Roger Federer, Mirka Federer/Roger Federer
Word Count: 4,937
Rating: M
Summary: Three questions about relationships that Stan deflects, and one that he answers without being asked.
Disclaimer: None of this is true, and nothing is implied about the actual Benoit and Stan.

Read becoming stanley on AO3 (as again, nearly 5K in fic is too much to Tumblr!format).

14 Apr

on that you can rely (Tennis RPF)


I have returned! I’ve been horribly blocked for a while, but like so often happens, a new fandom helped me out. :) Don’t worry, I’m going to try to write more HIMYM and Neil/David soon too. In the meantime, here’s a bit of tennis RPF. :)

Title: on that you can rely
Ship(s): Benoit Paire/Stanislas Wawrinka, oblique mentions of past Roger Federer/Stanislas Wawrinka
Word Count: 5,395
Rating: PG (for profanity)
Summary: Stan ends up winning in Casablanca, if not perhaps in a way he might have originally anticipated. (Also he and Benoit may just have concocted a plan to conquer the world together, but shhh.)
Disclaimer: This is a fictional story about fictional characters.

Read on that you can rely on AO3 (because over 5K words is far too much to format for Tumblr, lol).

05 Mar Oh god, could this family GET any cuter?

Oh god, could this family GET any cuter?

04 Mar Oh, Lassie. &lt;3 I&#8217;m only 12 episodes in, and already I love you a ridiculous amount.

Oh, Lassie. <3 I’m only 12 episodes in, and already I love you a ridiculous amount.

03 Mar lessthanthree1124:

freaking. adorable


Could these guys BE any cuter? &lt;333

lessthanthree1124:

freaking. adorable

Could these guys BE any cuter? <333

03 Mar I just started watching Psych. It&#8217;s hilarious so far. I adore the living daylights out of Detective Lassiter (pictured). He makes exasperation so sexy. :D (And pulls off a Civil War reenactor uniform pretty damn well.)
And Gus is a close second favourite. Dulé Hill is and has always been awesome (I may have had a crush on him back in his West Wing days). &lt;3

I just started watching Psych. It’s hilarious so far. I adore the living daylights out of Detective Lassiter (pictured). He makes exasperation so sexy. :D (And pulls off a Civil War reenactor uniform pretty damn well.)

And Gus is a close second favourite. Dulé Hill is and has always been awesome (I may have had a crush on him back in his West Wing days). <3