puss_nd_boots: (Shoupon2)
Title: Son and Heir – A Sidestory to A Sort of Fairy Tale
Chapter: Standalone sidestory to the A Sort of Fairy Tale series. Most of it takes place before the main series; the epilogue takes place after
Author: Boots
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: Male-male sex, frottage
Pairing: Shou x Hiroto (main), Tora x Saga (all Alice Nine/A9)
Disclaimer: Alice Nine/A9 formerly belonged to PS Company and are now free agents. This story contains elements from the anime/otome game Meine Liebe, property of Konami and Bee Train. I own the story only.
Summary: Even though the nation of Alicenine is a constitutional grand duchy – meaning the Grand Duke is a figurehead, not the true governing power of the state – being the heir to that title carries its own burdens. Shou, the current heir, knows this all too well. Fortunately, he has friends to help him deal with those burdens – especially one concerning his love life.
Comments: For the First Loves challenge at the VK Yaoi community, and for the free square of my Season of Kink card, for which I'm using the First Time kink. Can be read as a standalone, though you will appreciate it more if you have read the A Sort of Fairy Tale series. (Additional notes are at the end of the story).

The country was a curious mixture of the European and the Japanese. )
puss_nd_boots: (Subaru Antithesis)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 10 – Happily Ever After and Epilogue
Chapter: Final chapter of 10
Author: Boots
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: Male-male sex, shower sex, rimming
Pairing: Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru (main), Yo-ka (DIAURA) x Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial'L), mentions of MiA x Koichi (Mejibray). (At last, the final pairings can be revealed at the top of the fic!)
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, Initial’L is property of Battle Cry Sound Company. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: It's all over but the Happily Ever After. Toya and Subaru return to the Royal Retreat at Ekkisu, where they are finally able to express the passion for each other that they have held back for so long.
Comments: Thank you to everyone who has stuck with this story until the end! This is the longest piece I have ever written (since Camera Eye is more than a series of interconnected short stories rather than a true novel) and it's been quite an experience taking Subaru on his Cinderella journey. And a HUGE thank you to hamhamheaven who crafted a beautiful cover for this work!

Everything after the scene on the balcony had been a wonderful blur. )
puss_nd_boots: (Subaru Antithesis)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 9
Chapter: Chapter 9 of 10
Author: Boots
Rating: This chapter PG, eventual series rating NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: For this chapter, just language
Pairing: Final pairings of the series confidential for now. The series started out with Yo-ka (DIAURA) with a harem of young men, which has now been narrowed down to Subaru (Royz) and Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial'L). The fic also contains Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru. Former members of the harem include MiA (Mejibray), Ruiza (D), Hiyori (Kiryu) and Hiro (Fest Vainqueur).
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, Initial’L is property of Battle Cry Sound Company. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: Yo-ka has successfully confronted his father about the country's future, but there's still one huge question remaining – is Subaru going to live happily ever after? If so, with whom?
Comments: The final three chapters – really one long chapter in three parts – are being posted on three consecutive days. The inspiration for the royal family's ceremonial outfits was Gotcharocka's Gekiai PV, during which they wore kimonos over WWII German-like uniforms – except the uniforms here are a lot more princely and a lot less Nazi. Subaru and Yuuki's final outfits are the ones from their most recent PV's as of the time of this writing – Royz' Antithesis and Initial'L's Moon Light Down.

He was trying to convince himself that this mess wasn't his fault and failing. )
puss_nd_boots: (Subaru Antithesis)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 8
Chapter: Chapter 8 of 10
Author: Boots
Rating: This chapter PG, eventual series rating NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: For this chapter, just language
Pairing: Final pairings of the series confidential for now. The series started out with Yo-ka (DIAURA) with a harem of young men, which has now been narrowed down to Subaru (Royz) and Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial'L). The fic also contains Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru. Former members of the harem include MiA (Mejibray), Ruiza (D), Hiyori (Kiryu) and Hiro (Fest Vainqueur).
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, Initial’L is property of Battle Cry Sound Company. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: The Culling is coming to an end, and the final candidates return to the capital for the big announcement about who Yo-ka has chosen – except a gang of protesters and a very angry king are standing between them and Happily Ever After.
Comments: The final three chapters – really one long chapter in three parts – are being posted on three consecutive days. The inspiration for the royal family's ceremonial outfits was Gotcharocka's Gekiai PV, during which they wore kimonos over WWII German-like uniforms – except the uniforms here are a lot more princely and a lot less Nazi. Subaru and Yuuki's final outfits are the ones from their most recent PV's as of the time of this writing – Royz' Antithesis and Initial'L's Moon Light Down.

This was it, the last day had arrived. )
puss_nd_boots: (Subaru Antithesis)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 7
Chapter: Chapter 7 of ?
Author: Boots
Rating: This chapter PG, eventual series rating NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: For this chapter, just language
Pairing: Final pairings of the series confidential for now. Currently, it involves Yo-ka (DIAURA) with a harem that includes Subaru (Royz), MiA (Mejibray), Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial’L), Ruiza (D), Hiyori (Kiryu) and Hiro (Fest Vainqueur). Also Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru.
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, Initial’L is property of Battle Cry Sound Company. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: During the last few days of the Culling, Subaru and Toya have an unguarded moment – which just happens to be witnessed by a certain person . . .
Comments: We’re almost there! The next installment of the series will be a long chapter that will be posted over two consecutive days, and then there will be a final wrap-up chapter. (And this very well may not be the last you’ll be seeing of this royal family . . .)

It was their final date together. )
puss_nd_boots: (Subaru Antithesis)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 6
Chapter: Chapter 6 of ?
Author: Boots
Rating: This chapter PG, eventual series rating NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: For this chapter, just language
Pairing: Final pairings of the series confidential for now. Currently, it involves Yo-ka (DIAURA) with a harem that includes Subaru (Royz), MiA (Mejibray), Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial’L), Ruiza (D), Hiyori (Kiryu) and Hiro (Fest Vainqueur). Also Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru.
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, and I’m not yet sure who Initial’L’s new company is. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: The Culling is down to the final four as they arrive in the district of Ekkisu. Subaru is facing the harsh reality of looking at the end of the best time of his life and is more tangled in his feelings about the two princes than ever. Plus, the boys learn a salacious tidbit about Cullings of the past.
Comments: This series as a whole was inspired by the TV series The Bachelor, and the matter of the Pavilion of the Heart comes from the part of the series that I find the most repugnant – the so-called Fantasy Suite, which takes place at the same juncture of the competition it once did in the Culling (when there’s three candidates left). Hometown Dates, mentioned by Yo-ka here, is also a stage of The Bachelor.

The royal retreat looked more like a house than a palace. )
puss_nd_boots: (Subaru Antithesis)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 5
Chapter: Chapter 5 of ?
Author: Boots
Rating: This chapter PG, eventual series rating NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: For this chapter, just language
Pairing: Final pairings of the series confidential for now. Currently, it involves Yo-ka (DIAURA) with a harem that includes Subaru (Royz), MiA (Mejibray), Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial’L), Ruiza (D), Hiyori (Kiryu) and Hiro (Fest Vainqueur). Also Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru.
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, and I’m not yet sure who Initial’L’s new company is. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: In the district of Dauto, the Culling group deals with a new challenge – a radio interview. Meanwhile, Yo-ka is starting to have some thoughts about his country's future.
Comments: The character of Yazawa isn't based on anyone in particular, even though there's been a few J-rockers with his first name, Naoki.

He didn't want to think about the end of the week. )
puss_nd_boots: (Genie Subaru)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 4
Chapter: Chapter 4 of ?
Author: Boots
Rating: This chapter PG, eventual series rating NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: For this chapter, just language
Pairing: Final pairings of the series confidential for now. Currently, it involves Yo-ka (DIAURA) with a harem that includes Subaru (Royz), MiA (Mejibray), Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial’L), Ruiza (D), Hiyori (Kiryu) and Hiro (Fest Vainqueur). Also Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru.
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, and I’m not yet sure who Initial’L’s new company is. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: As the Culling moves to the town of Pentagon, Subaru faces a double dilemma – how can he keep giving Toya surfing lessons in a landlocked town, and what’s going to happen when he’s forced to partner with his biggest rival on a project where a wrong move could mean going home?
Comments: Skateboards really did start out as a way for surfers to keep up their skills while away from the waves, hence the sport’s alternative name of “sidewalk surfing.”

They were traveling in style in a private train car. )
puss_nd_boots: (Genie Subaru)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 3
Chapter: Chapter 3 of ?
Author: Boots
Rating: This chapter PG, eventual series rating NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: For this chapter, just language
Pairing: Final pairings of the series confidential for now. Currently, it involves Yo-ka (DIAURA) with a harem that includes Subaru (Royz), MiA (Mejibray), Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial’L), Ruiza (D), Hiyori (Kiryu) and Hiro (Fest Vainqueur). Also Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru.
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, and I’m not yet sure who Initial’L’s new company is. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: The third round of the Culling is moved to the district of Charlotte – where Toya has a palace. One prince explores a new sport, the other rekindles his love for an old one, and Subaru finds himself getting closer to both. But then, there’s also that nobleman from Lycaon who’s caught one prince’s eye . . .
Comments: A funboard, which Toya uses for his lesson here, is a smaller and softer board than the popular longboard, and it’s especially designed for beginners. You can find out more about it here.

He was hoping and praying he'd see his friends. )
puss_nd_boots: (Genie Subaru)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 2
Chapter: Chapter 2 of ?
Author: Boots
Rating: This chapter PG, eventual series rating NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: For this chapter, just language
Pairing: Final pairings of the series confidential for now. Currently, it involves Yo-ka (DIAURA) with a harem that includes Subaru (Royz), MiA (Mejibray), Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial’L), Ruiza (D), Hiyori (Kiryu) and Hiro (Fest Vainqueur). Also Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru.
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, and I’m not yet sure who Initial’L’s new company is. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: During the second round of The Culling, Subaru begins giving Toya surfing lessons and goes on his first date with Yo-ka – but when it comes time for the group to move on to their third destination, unexpected complications arise.
Comments: The tent city that Subaru sees on the way to the palace is based on reality – there is a row of such structures on Pilgrim’s Pathway in Ocean Grove, NJ. Like in the story, they were originally constructed as a religious retreat and are now vacation homes. You can see them here.

The first thing he noticed was he could smell the salt air immediately. )
puss_nd_boots: (Genie Subaru)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 1
Chapter: Chapter 1 of ? - this chapter is cut in two because of LJ's post limits, Part 1 is here
Author: Boots
Rating: This chapter PG, eventual series rating NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: For this chapter, just language
Pairing: Final pairings of the series confidential for now. Currently, it involves Yo-ka (DIAURA) with a harem that includes Subaru (Royz), MiA (Mejibray), Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial’L), Ruiza (D), Hiyori (Kiryu) and Hiro (Fest Vainqueur). Although he's not in the pairing list (yet), the Toya in this fic is from Gotcharocka.
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, and I’m not yet sure who Initial’L’s new company is. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: Subaru is chosen for The Culling, and suddenly finds himself in the middle of a world of luxury – and facing a lot of prejudice. Can he make it to the second round – especially after being caught sneaking into a forbidden area of the palace?
Comments: The ultimate inspiration of this story was the concept behind ABC’s TV show The Bachelor, which I find repugnant – forcing a young man to eliminate women one by one, stomping on hearts and ripping apart friendships, until he arrives at his alleged true love. I began wondering, what if this ritual was applied to a Cinderella-like search for a royal consort . . . (During the planning stages of this fic, I became aware that there is a young adult series with a very similar concept to this fic called The Selection by Kiera Cass. While that series was not an influence on this fic – I have not read the books, just reviews of them – I figured I should note that here.)

This Ain't Cinderella. )
puss_nd_boots: (Genie Subaru)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 1
Chapter: Chapter 1 of ? - this chapter is cut in two because of LJ's post limits, there's a link to the second part at the bottom of the first.
Author: Boots
Rating: This chapter PG, eventual series rating NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: For this chapter, just language
Pairing: Final pairings of the series confidential for now. Currently, it involves Yo-ka (DIAURA) with a harem that includes Subaru (Royz), MiA (Mejibray), Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial’L), Ruiza (D), Hiyori (Kiryu) and Hiro (Fest Vainqueur). Although he's not in the pairing list (yet), the Toya in this fic is from Gotcharocka.
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, and I’m not yet sure who Initial’L’s new company is. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: Subaru is chosen for The Culling, and suddenly finds himself in the middle of a world of luxury – and facing a lot of prejudice. Can he make it to the second round – especially after being caught sneaking into a forbidden area of the palace?
Comments: The ultimate inspiration of this story was the concept behind ABC’s TV show The Bachelor, which I find repugnant – forcing a young man to eliminate women one by one, stomping on hearts and ripping apart friendships, until he arrives at his alleged true love. I began wondering, what if this ritual was applied to a Cinderella-like search for a royal consort . . . (During the planning stages of this fic, I became aware that there is a young adult series with a very similar concept to this fic called The Selection by Kiera Cass. While that series was not an influence on this fic – I have not read the books, just reviews of them – I figured I should note that here.)

The kingdom seemed to exist in its own little world. )

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