Snippet SaturdayFrom The Meteor She Saw...Snippet Saturday by CynFinnegan
Quatre, Sahara Desert
A squadron of fifteen Leos progressed through the desert spreading across the Arabian Peninsula, heading to investigate the crash site of one of the capsules sighted on the surveillance radar. They couldn't see any of their surroundings but the endless desert sands, rolling like the waves of the ocean.
Minutes later, they found the empty capsule half-buried in the golden sand, its parachute fluttering in the wind behind it.
"You're sure this was where the enemy transport fell?" the troop commander asked over their comm link.
"Yes, sir," came the reply.
"I don't see anything here."
Three hundred meters from the crash site, the scene changed completely as the platoon found themselves surrounded. Some ten mobile suits had been lying in wait, and they rose from the sands and assumed formation around the Leos, their weapons at the ready.
The mobile suits were built for the purpose of deser
Let's see ... I was born in Salinas, California in 1963, eight days after the assassination of John F. Kennedy; discovered that I wanted to be a writer at the tender age of ten; discovered the original Captain Marvel (who was the inspiration for many manga characters) a year later, and started writing my own Marvel Family stuff soon after. Discovered manga and anime in the late 1980s, thanks to Macross and Voltron, and remain a fan of mecha.
Writing wise, like James Patterson and Mercedes Lackey, I tend to work on several stories at once, and yes, I can keep the events of each separate from the others.
After rediscovering Gundam Wing and Rurouni Kenshin (two animes I hadn't seen since they first aired on Toonami) last month, I felt they would be good series to broaden my writing palette on, instead of being "stuck" in a rut on one subject.
My future series will include:
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Heroes of the Future, which kicks off with Project Neverland, after that, an expanded "novelization" of Episode Zero: Preventer Five (which takes place on Relena's 17th birthday).
The second, The Archangel System, has new Preventer members (an OCs, the boys from G-Unit/The Last Outpost and one very surprising one), and the boys trying to write a replacement for the ZERO System.
The third, The Hand of Sorrow, revolves around the return of OZ. It's fairly Quatre and Trowa centric and darker than the others, but it has some humor and a few surprises, too. I won't be publishing the FULL version of HoS here because while I consider its rating to be an "M," this site will probably consider it an "MA" because of violent content. The ORIGINAL title of this was "The Phoenix Faction," which I might change it back to. There are a LOT of fics with the title "Hand of Sorrow".
Universe-S: The Director's Cut, though self-explanatory, are expanded rewrites of my Yahoo stories.
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: A New Generation involves the children of the original After Colony Gundam pilots, and ties into Heroes of the Future.
Rurouni Kenshin: Tales of the Wanderer, most of which take place between the ending of Trust and Betrayal and Chapter One of the manga.
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Band on the Run, where the regular AC Relena receives a head injury from an accident, and dreams she's an orphan named Cecile who becomes a Gundam pilot herself.
There's also a series of GW one-shots that will cover some stuff, including how Hiiro wound up with his biological father, Odin Lowe, and how Quatre's parents met.
Let Me Sleep
Finding Triton: A Harry Potter/Gundam Wing crossover based on an idea I'd been playing around with, that of Trowa being Harry's and Ginny's son, born while they're still at Hogwarts, in-between Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows.
For the Love of a Boy: Don't let the title fool you; it's another Harry Potter/Gundam Wing crossover that plays with another trope, the boys "adopting" Harry during the War, and was inspired by SC Round Robins "Everybody Needs A Hero."
Gundam And Thunder: Based on another idea I've been toying around with. Don't know if I'll include Zechs.
Other crossovers will be with Fullmetal Alchemist, Doctor Who, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (thanks, Sapphie & Blaze!)
Alternate Universe/Alternate Reality:
Guardian: (Time After Time arc) Alternate Universe; takes place in modern-day New York City. A lonely boy, made homeless by a violent, unforgiving father, plays his violin in the subway to shut out the horrors of the world. Another lonely boy, alone but for one sister, wants to protect him.
The Hawk and the Wolf: The tale of a pair of lovers: a knight errant and a foreign prince, cursed to always be together, yet eternally apart. They are joined by a thief, a wandering swordsman, an assassin and an old priest to fulfill a prophesy and destroy the curse. Loosely based on the movie Ladyhawke.
Gundam Wing: Hiiro & Relena, Duo & Hilde (sorry, 1x2 shippers), Trowa & Quatre, Wu Fei & Sally (though more as friends), Zechs & Noin.
My Gundam Wing Page on Facebook: Gundam Wing - The Pilots