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When the Plum Blossoms Bloom Chapter 19 (END)

Author: gixi_ninja
Fandom: Original, sequel to Under the Dragon's Claw
Rating: NC-17/Explicit
Chapter: 15
Pairings: M/M
Contains: slavery, hurt/comfort, action/adventure, politics, references to past torture.
Beta: Avoliot
Warnings: This is loosely set in a historical-AU Ancient China. There may be references to classical texts and historical events but timelines may be scrambled.
Feedback: Yes please!
Summary:
Shun and Lan journey back to Yangnan to find Shun's mother and then to disappear from the entanglements of the court of Jin. However, forces are already in work against them and they may already be in too deep in the politics of Jin. Why did the Grand Duke keep Lan alive? Why was Shun targeted? Will they be able to survive the events that are about to unfold?

Chapter 19 (END)
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When the Plum Blossoms Bloom Chapter 18

Author: gixi_ninja
Fandom: Original, sequel to Under the Dragon's Claw
Rating: NC-17/Explicit
Chapter: 15
Pairings: M/M
Contains: slavery, hurt/comfort, action/adventure, politics, references to past torture.
Beta: Avoliot
Warnings: This is loosely set in a historical-AU Ancient China. There may be references to classical texts and historical events but timelines may be scrambled.
Feedback: Yes please!
Summary:
Shun and Lan journey back to Yangnan to find Shun's mother and then to disappear from the entanglements of the court of Jin. However, forces are already in work against them and they may already be in too deep in the politics of Jin. Why did the Grand Duke keep Lan alive? Why was Shun targeted? Will they be able to survive the events that are about to unfold?

Chapter 18
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When the Plum Blossoms Bloom Chapter 17

Author: gixi_ninja
Fandom: Original, sequel to Under the Dragon's Claw
Rating: NC-17/Explicit
Chapter: 15
Pairings: M/M
Contains: slavery, hurt/comfort, action/adventure, politics, references to past torture.
Beta: Avoliot
Warnings: This is loosely set in a historical-AU Ancient China. There may be references to classical texts and historical events but timelines may be scrambled.
Feedback: Yes please!
Summary:
Shun and Lan journey back to Yangnan to find Shun's mother and then to disappear from the entanglements of the court of Jin. However, forces are already in work against them and they may already be in too deep in the politics of Jin. Why did the Grand Duke keep Lan alive? Why was Shun targeted? Will they be able to survive the events that are about to unfold?

Chapter 17
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When the Plum Blossoms Bloom Chapter 16

Author: gixi_ninja
Fandom: Original, sequel to Under the Dragon's Claw
Rating: NC-17/Explicit
Chapter: 15
Pairings: M/M
Contains: slavery, hurt/comfort, action/adventure, politics, references to past torture.
Beta: Avoliot
Warnings: This is loosely set in a historical-AU Ancient China. There may be references to classical texts and historical events but timelines may be scrambled.
Feedback: Yes please!
Summary:
Shun and Lan journey back to Yangnan to find Shun's mother and then to disappear from the entanglements of the court of Jin. However, forces are already in work against them and they may already be in too deep in the politics of Jin. Why did the Grand Duke keep Lan alive? Why was Shun targeted? Will they be able to survive the events that are about to unfold?

Chapter 16


Please note this is an AO3 link. LJ is no longer allowing me to put up large text posts so am posting everything to AO3 now.

Also, does anyone have any objections to me deleting my ninja_scrawl LJ? UDC and PBB are both posted to AO3. There are fics up on my ninja_scrawl comm LJ that I wrote when I was much younger and am no longer happy with - and I don't think there are as many regular readers on this LJ.

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When the Plum Blossoms Bloom Chapter 14

Author: gixi_ninja
Fandom: Original, sequel to Under the Dragon's Claw
Rating: NC-17/Explicit
Chapter: 14
Pairings: M/M
Contains: slavery, hurt/comfort, action/adventure, politics, references to past torture.
Beta: Avoliot
Warnings: This is loosely set in a historical-AU Ancient China. There may be references to classical texts and historical events but timelines may be scrambled.
Feedback: Yes please!
Summary:
Shun and Lan journey back to Yangnan to find Shun's mother and then to disappear from the entanglements of the court of Jin. However, forces are already in work against them and they may already be in too deep in the politics of Jin. Why did the Grand Duke keep Lan alive? Why was Shun targeted? Will they be able to survive the events that are about to unfold?

Chapter 14
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Searching (The Eternal Dungeon)

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Title: Searching.
Author: Dusk Peterson.
Where to find me: Website, AO3, DW/IJ/Tumblr/list.
Series: The Eternal Dungeon, an award-winning speculative fiction series set in a nineteenth-century prison where the psychologists wield whips. You don't need to have read the other stories in the series to understand this one.
Series cycle: Turn-of-the-Century Toughs, a cycle of alternate history series about adults and youths on the margins of society, and the people who love them. Set in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the novels and stories take place in an alternative version of America that was settled by inhabitants of the Old World in ancient times. As a result, the New World retains certain classical and medieval customs.
Categories: Original fiction: gen and slash. Friendship fiction with a romance subplot.
Length: Novelette (16,000 words).
Feedback: Yes, please.
Rating: PG-13 for violence.
Warnings: Boilerplate warning for all my stories.
Summary:

Walking into a trap may be the only way to create one.

Danger runs high for Vito when he arrives at the Eternal Dungeon, escorted by guards. In this royal dungeon, prisoners are "searched" for their crimes, by torture and by more subtle means.

Vito knows that he will be searched. But he has his own searching to accomplish, and to do so he must undergo the scrutiny of the queendom's most accomplished torturer.

Vito was beginning to wonder whether this dungeon's prisoners were questioned in pitch darkness. That was a matter of some personal concern to him.

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Bonds (The Eternal Dungeon) [original slash and original gen]

A wrench holding a dried wreath of flowers

Title: Bonds (Sweet Blood #1).
Author: Dusk Peterson.
Where to find me: Website, AO3, DW/IJ/Tumblr/list.
Series: The Eternal Dungeon, an award-winning speculative fiction series set in a nineteenth-century prison where the psychologists wield whips.
Series cycle: Turn-of-the-Century Toughs, a cycle of alternate history series about adults and youths on the margins of society, and the people who love them. Set in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the novels and stories take place in an alternative version of America that was settled by inhabitants of the Old World in ancient times. As a result, the New World retains certain classical and medieval customs.
Categories: Original fiction: slash and gen.
Length: Novella (26,000 words).
Feedback: Yes, please.
Rating: R for violence and (in a separate scene) for nonviolent D/s.
Warnings: Boilerplate warning for all my stories.
Summary:

A prisoner meeting his fate. A torturer meeting his demons. And between them, a man whose bonds are on the point of shattering.

As the head torturer of the Eternal Dungeon sets out to terrify his subordinates in a horrific manner, his junior guard seeks a way to rebel against orders. But deep within the drama lies another man, and the fate of the dungeon may be determined by whether that other man steps forward.

In the past, he would gladly have accepted the death sentence for his crimes – indeed, he had pled for it then, in the name of justice. But now he had another person in his life to consider.

Note: Bonds is the latest in a sequence of stories with related events and characters, as follows: Green Ruin (a humorous story set during a peaceful period soon before trouble arises in the Eternal Dungeon), On Guard (which I previously announced here), The Whipping Post and Open-Soul Surgery (both set during the events of Bonds), and finally Bonds (which follows upon the events in On Guard). If you want to avoid spoilers, you can read the stories in that order. However, I wish to emphasize: You don't need to have read any previous stories to understand Bonds.

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When the Plum Blossoms Bloom 12

Author: gixi_ninja
Fandom: Original, sequel to Under the Dragon's Claw
Rating: NC-17/Explicit
Chapter: 2
Pairings: M/M
Contains: slavery, hurt/comfort, action/adventure, politics, references to past torture.
Beta: currenly unbetaed
Warnings: This is loosely set in a historical-AU Ancient China. There may be references to classical texts and historical events but timelines may be scrambled.
Feedback: Yes please!
Summary:
Shun and Lan journey back to Yangnan to find Shun's mother and then to disappear from the entanglements of the court of Jin. However, forces are already in work against them and they may already be in too deep in the politics of Jin. Why did the Grand Duke keep Lan alive? Why was Shun targeted? Will they be able to survive the events that are about to unfold?

Chapter 12
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FIC: On Guard (original gen and original slash)

On Guard

TitleOn Guard.
Author: Dusk Peterson.
Where to find me: Website, DW/IJ/Tumblr/list.
SeriesThe Eternal Dungeon, an award-winning speculative fiction series set in a nineteenth-century prison where the psychologists wield whips. You don't need to have read the other stories in the cycle to understand this one.
Categories: Original gen and original slash.
Length: Novel (86,000 words).
Feedback: Yes, please.
Rating: Mature.
Warnings: Boilerplate warning for all my stories.
Summary

A bloody knife from a crime scene becomes a mystery to be solved and a foreshadow of trouble to come.

The ties forged between the noble-minded Eternal Dungeon and an abusive foreign dungeon have set off an unpredictable chain of horrific events, in which the love between two of the Eternal Dungeon's Seekers (torturers) will be tested to the straining point. Caught in the middle of the struggle are Barrett Boyd and Seward Sobel, loyal guards who will find themselves questioning their most fundamental beliefs about the royal prison's ideals.

Barrett must help his Seeker determine whether their mild-mannered prisoner is an attempted murderer. His friend Seward has pledged to guard his own Seeker against an assassin . . . or should Seward be protecting the dungeon inhabitants against his Seeker? But when the guards' two Seekers fall into a lovers' quarrel, that is when the real danger begins.

"Shall we allow criminals to roam the streets at will because we're afraid to take the chance of harming an innocent prisoner?"

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When the Plum Blossoms Bloom Chapter 11

Author: gixi_ninja
Fandom: Original, sequel to Under the Dragon's Claw
Rating: NC-17/Explicit
Chapter: 2
Pairings: M/M
Contains: slavery, hurt/comfort, action/adventure, politics, references to past torture.
Beta: currenly unbetaed
Warnings: This is loosely set in a historical-AU Ancient China. There may be references to classical texts and historical events but timelines may be scrambled.
Feedback: Yes please!
Summary:
Shun and Lan journey back to Yangnan to find Shun's mother and then to disappear from the entanglements of the court of Jin. However, forces are already in work against them and they may already be in too deep in the politics of Jin. Why did the Grand Duke keep Lan alive? Why was Shun targeted? Will they be able to survive the events that are about to unfold?

Chapter 11