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Title: With A Clouded View: Various Interludes
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia
Pairing(s): Lucy/Susan
Rating: PG for this part, NC-17 overall.
Summary: Just a few little scenes, from various POVs
Word count: ~2000
Warnings: None

A/N: Chapter 1 and initial notes are here, and Chapter 2 is here. Other parts can be found on the "fic: with a clouded view" tag.

These originally formed a bridge in part 9 between Lucy's return from the forest and her meeting with Susan and the centaurs on Christmas eve. They were intended as a revisiting of some of the other characters I'd grown fond of but in the end they completely unbalanced the chapter so I had to remove them. I still kind of like them though and didn't want to delete them entirely so I'm posting them as a kind of appendix :)

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9, and Epilogue

(For those of you who find white on black annoying, there are also copies at my Archive of Our Own page).



With a Clouded View - Interludes )
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Title: With A Clouded View (Part 9 of 9, and Epilogue)
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia
Pairing(s): Lucy/Susan
Rating: PG for this part, NC-17 overall.
Summary: In which there is, finally, a happily ever after.
Word count: ~7000
Warnings: Sibling (sister/sister) incest. Don't like? Don't read.

A/N: Chapter 1 and initial notes are here, and Chapter 2 is here. Other parts can be found on the "fic: with a clouded view" tag.

I recently found a document on my laptop entitled 'Untitled Narnia' dating from May 22 2010 that contained the first few paragraphs of this. Which is to say, from first words to final full stop, this story has taken me almost four years to write. It's the longest thing I've ever written and, while I can't really say that there was ever any doubt that I'd finish, I really didn't expect it to take this long. Regardless of how many people read it, I have to admit to being pretty proud of myself right now.
A lot happens in 4 years, and this particular 4 years has seen all sorts of ups and downs. This ridiculous little story has never been far from my mind, one way or another, however much I've failed at speedy or consistent writing. I'll miss it, but hey, now there's time for the next thing, so that's nice.

While this is written from Lucy's point of view, and while I've grown to love her more than I ever thought possible, I wrote it, in a very real sense, for Susan. I've never come to terms with Lewis's treatment of her, and this is my response. To say that Lewis wouldn't have approved is something of an understatement, but isn't that one of the joys of fan-fiction?

As always, I want to thank likecharity, for her betaing and general wonderfulness. Thank you! ♥♥♥


Dedication: And finally, this is for all the people I've ever met online, in one fandom or another, or just on the wild and woolly highways and byways of the internet. This is for the love, the friends and the friendships, however lasting or fleeting. This is for zagury, my first fandom friend who, I'm happy to say, I'm still in touch with, and smeetie, with whom I was so close for a short time at the end of 2009 and whom I still remember with fondness and sadness, 4 years after she vanished from the internet. And this is for perverbially, whom I miss more than I can say, and sushizuzoru too, and jules2112, despite the fact that we appear to have fallen out over a ridiculous political disagreement. And this is for Shan, and Sivi, and Morgan, and Graham, and Jack, and Anna, and Flis, and Helen, and all the guys from the heady, if slightly stressful days, of Skins. And for lash_larue and lokifan too, and all you others I met through Harry Potter :)
And this is for Jules, and Kati, and Hannii, and most especially, Briella <3

And yes, I'm going a bit over the top, but did I mention 4 years? I hope it's not that surprising that I'm a little bit emotional XD

Anyway, rambling over. If you're reading this on LJ, feel free to check out the last chapter, and if you're reading on AO3, it's possible that you've already read it. I hope you enjoyed. <3

Disclaimer: Obviously all the characters and pretty much everything else belong to the estate of C.S. Lewis, and Walden Media. This is just for fun!

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Appendix (Various Interludes)

(For those of you who find white on black annoying, there are also copies at my Archive of Our Own page).


With a Clouded View, Part 9 and Epilogue )
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Title: With A Clouded View (Part 8 of 9)
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia
Pairing(s): Lucy/Susan
Rating: NC-17
Summary: In which there is a culmination and our heroine's life becomes immeasurably more complicated.
Word count: ~6200
Warnings: Sibling (sister/sister) incest. Don't like? Don't read.

A/N: Chapter 1 and initial notes are here, and Chapter 2 is here. Other parts can be found on the "fic: with a clouded view" tag.

I started this part some time round the end of February last year. What with one thing and another, including a major confidence fail and an extensive rewrite, it took something like 8 months to write. I've been holding off on posting till the story was finally finished, so I don't leave it another year to post the next part. Part 9 and the epilogue are now finished and betad. Part 9 needed a bit of tinkering so it's just being re-betad, but it's all over bar the shouting.
So close.
There'll be final comments when I post the last bits, which hopefully won't be long now. Yay :D


Endless thanks, once again, to likecharity, for betaing, encouragement, and being a wonderful person and an amazing friend. Thank you! ♥♥♥


Dedication: It seems a little wrong to dedicate this particular part to anyone in particular (what with the explicit sexytimes and all) so I'll dedicate it to all of you, and especially to all my friends: the ones I know in person and the ones I haven't had the pleasure of meeting IRL just yet. You're all wonderful, and I'm incredibly lucky to have you <3

Disclaimer: Obviously all the characters and pretty much everything else belong to the estate of C.S. Lewis, and Walden Media. This is just for fun!

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 9, and Epilogue
Appendix (Various Interludes)

(For those of you who find white on black annoying, there are also copies at my Archive of Our Own page).



With a Clouded View, Part 8 )
prunesquallormd: (Effy - Lost in thought)
As usual I seem to have just about struggled to the end of the week and now I just want to sleep all weekend. Not going to happen, of course. I never do sleep much, but at least I have no overnights and no Sams shift tomorrow and exactly no plans for the weekend so I get a lazy couple of days. Yay :)

The usual ramble )
prunesquallormd: (Effy - Lost in thought)
Well, almost 3 years after starting the story I'm still currently working on, I've reached the second half of chapter 8. It turns out - although I really didn't expect it to take so many words - the second half of chapter 8 is where the smut comes in. Bearing in mind that the whole point of the story was the porn, it's more than a little annoying that it's taken this long, and 30000 words, to get there. Curse me and my overwhelming need to make smut emotionally plausible.

Clicky )
prunesquallormd: (Effy - Lost in thought)
Title: With A Clouded View (Part 7 of 9)
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia
Pairing(s): Lucy/Susan
Rating: PG for this part. NC-17 overall
Summary: In which our heroine has an altercation and discovers that she has a lot to learn on the subject of diplomacy.
Word count: ~4800
Warnings: Incest, although only implied so far. Don't like? Don't read.
Also, the briefest of moments of suicidal thoughts, but you could blink and miss them, I'm glad to say :)

A/N: Chapter 1 and initial notes are here, and Chapter 2 is here. Other parts can be found on the "fic: with a clouded view" tag.

And still I fail at writing, apparently!
This part took about two months, and this is the first part I've posted since the end of June!
I'd say that I'd like to finish this by the summer at the latest, but then I really wanted to finish it by 2013, and well, as 2013 starts in 3 hours and 26 minutes (though not by my laptop. My laptop has gained time ever since I managed to pour half a cup of tea into it. Whoops! But it's a miracle that it still works at all and isn't just a very expensive piece of wire, metal and plastic so I should be grateful for that, I guess!) that seems rather unlikely! But hey, I have the rest planned out quite closely now and at the most it's going to be 2 more parts and an epilogue so, erm, done by next Christmas? Let's call it that, shall we, and then I can feel all pleased with myself if I get it finished before.
I fear that I'm trying the patience of even the most tolerant reader at this point (and not just with my rambling) but this long ago turned into an exercise in shear determination to finish what I started so all I can do is apologise for that, I'm afraid :)
But even after so long, I'm still loving the characters and I'm enjoying writing them, and that's the whole point of writing as a hobby, so :)

I'll stop waffling now!

As always, I'd like to thank likecharity, for her betaing and encouragement. You're fabulous! Thank you ♥♥♥


Dedication: For anyone who reads this far (and I don't actually expect many (or any) people on my f-list to actually read the story :D) I want to dedicate this to all of you, in hopes that you have a wonderful New Year and a fabulous 2013 full of happiness, joy and love ♥♥♥

Disclaimer: Obviously all the characters and pretty much everything else belong to the estate of C.S. Lewis, and Walden Media. This is just for fun!

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 8
Part 9, and Epilogue
Appendix (Various Interludes)

(For those of you who find white on black annoying, there are also copies at my Archive of Our Own page).


With a Clouded View, Part 7 )
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Title: With A Clouded View (Part 6 of 9)
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia
Pairing(s): Lucy/Susan
Rating: PG for this part. NC-17 overall
Summary: In which there is a morning after, and Lucy is paranoid and irritable.
Word count: ~3800
Warnings: Incest, although only implied so far. Don't like? Don't read.
A/N: Chapter 1 and initial notes are here, and Chapter 2 is here. Other parts can be found on the "fic: with a clouded view" tag.

Oh god, the total extent of my writing fail this year has to be experienced to be believed. less than 4000 words here and it's taken me months, one way or another. It's just lucky I have no ambitions to write for an actual living, I guess!
At the start of the year I'd rather hoped that I could finish this before 2013, but now that's seeming rather unlikely. Oh well, we shall see. Perhaps I'll overcome my writer's block and complete failure of motivation some time soon. I'm not holding my breath though!

Once again, huge thanks to likecharity, who took time out of her currently raging 1Direction obsession to beta for me. When something's dragged on for quite this long it's tricky to find willing betas so thank you loads, you're a star! ♥♥♥

Two years in the writing now, and 25000 words. I'll finish this if it kills me XD

Dedication: And this part's for Kati, who knows why :) ♥♥♥

Disclaimer: Obviously all the characters and pretty much everything else belong to the estate of C.S. Lewis, and Walden Media. This is just for fun!

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9, and Epilogue
Appendix (Various Interludes)

(For those of you who find white on black annoying, there are also copies at my Archive of Our Own page).


With a Clouded View, Part 6 )
prunesquallormd: (Effy - Lost in thought)
Title: With A Clouded View (Part 5 of 9)
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia
Pairing(s): Lucy/Susan
Rating: PG for this part. NC-17 overall
Summary: In which our heroine finally gets her wish, and it is not quite as she imagined. Also, more ridiculous cross-dressing shenanigans. What? I just like cross-dressing, ok? Cross-dressing and incest. Yeah, you can judge me now
Word count: 4619
Warnings: Incest, although only implied so far. Don't like? Don't read.
A/N: Chapter 1 and initial notes are here, and Chapter 2 is here. Other parts can be found on the "fic: with a clouded view" tag.

I wrote most of this (all but the first few hundred words) in about 5 days at the beginning of November. Thus far, my most productive week, fiction-wise, ever. It's been stalled for lack of a beta since then, so once again I'd like to say massive thanks to likecharity, who helped out loads. Thank you! ♥♥♥

So far, this whole thing has been about 20 months in the writing. It's hit 20000 words as of this chapter and I'm still not sure how long - in words or time - it will be. I've never finished anything this long before, and even if no one at all reads it, I'm absolutely determined to finish this, for personal satisfaction as much as anything else. Wish me luck :)

Dedication: And because it's her birthday this month, I'm going to dedicate this to perverbially. If you see this, a very early Happy Birthday! Have fun :) ♥



Disclaimer: Obviously all the characters and pretty much everything else belong to the estate of C.S. Lewis, and Walden Media. This is just for fun!

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9, and Epilogue
Appendix (Various Interludes)

(For those of you who find white on black annoying, there are also copies at my Archive of Our Own page).

With a Clouded View, Part 5 )
prunesquallormd: (Effy - Lost in thought)
Title: With A Clouded View (Part 4 of 9)
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia
Pairing(s): Lucy/Susan
Rating: PG for this part. NC-17 overall
Summary: In which Lucy hatches a plan, and there is cross-dressing.
Word count: 3177
Warnings: Incest, although only implied so far. Don't like? Don't read.
A/N: Chapter 1 and initial notes are here, and Chapter 2 is here.

Erm yeah. Apparently I posted the last part of this on May 23 of last year. Fail! I guess it's lucky that I only write as a hobby XD.
I can't really imagine anyone is particularly interested in this any more, I'm mostly just writing for myself really. It's been written for a little while actually but for one reason or another it hasn't really been in a fit state to post. Plus, it was a complete bitch to get on paper and I wanted to have the next part ready to roll just in case this one seemed like complete filler!

Loads and loads of thanks to my beta, who this time round was likecharity, who stepped in at the last minute, despite not really enjoying beta-ing. Thank you so much ♥♥♥

Dedication: This is for jules2112, just because :) ♥

Disclaimer: Obviously all the characters and pretty much everything else belong to the estate of C.S. Lewis, and Walden Media. This is just for fun!

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9, and Epilogue
Appendix (Various Interludes)

(For those of you who find white on black annoying, there are also copies at my Archive of Our Own page).

With a Clouded View, Part 4 )
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I'm going to do a proper post some time soon, honest. You know, with words and stuff. But this whole writer's block thing is really kicking my arse, and it's not just with fiction, either. I'm sure I have stuff to say on, well, lots of things, but I just have no energy, inspiration or motivation to say it. Hey ho.

So, in place of that, I think you should take a few minutes to take a look at this! It was posted at [livejournal.com profile] steamfashion a few days ago, and it's just gorgeous. It's just a deserted building - an old finishing school, apparently, possibly in the US - but, well, there's something about deserted buildings. They're equal parts creepy, beautiful, atmospheric, and just plain sad. So much history, so many lives and stories, all gone to ruin and decay.
More than anything else, this makes me think of Session 9, which is one of my favourite horror films. It's set in a deserted asylum (with the guy who plays Horatio Caine in CSI Miami, but he's far less annoying in this, thank god!), and it's utterly terrifying, but in a good way! Anyway, although the vid gives every impression that you're going to see something appalling around the next corner, I'm glad to say nothing ever comes of it. It's just a rather creepy but beautiful vid, with a lovely soundtrack. Give it a look!

Cut for general geekery. )
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Title: With A Clouded View (Part 3 of 9)
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia
Pairing(s): Lucy/Susan
Rating: PG for this part. NC-17 overall
Summary: In which Lucy receives a visit from an old friend and comes to a decision.
Word count: 4895
Warnings: Incest, although only implied so far. Don't like? Don't read.
A/N: Chapter 1 and initial notes are here, and Chapter 2 is here.

Well, this part only took a couple of months, so go me! I still found it ridiculously hard to write, though (turns out, dreams sequences? Not as easy as they look). Also, 13000 words and still no smoochies! Fail D:
The question of Narnian diet is still bothering me. How are they not all vegetarians? And even that would be a problem in a country where a significant proportion of the flora is sentient. Lewis made a distinction between Talking and dumb beasts, and considered it fine to eat the latter, so I've gone with that (not an opinion I share, but whatever).

As always, loads of thanks to my betas, who this time round were [livejournal.com profile] cobalt_siren and [livejournal.com profile] likecharity. You've both been super-helpful and encouraging. I really can't thank you enough ♥♥♥

Dedication: This part is for [livejournal.com profile] sushizuzoru, who's rather fond of Lucy/Aslan interaction. I hope you enjoy it, hon :D ♥
This is also dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] perverbially, because she's fabulous and deserves it! ♥

Disclaimer: Obviously all the characters and pretty much everything else belong to the estate of C.S. Lewis, and Walden Media. This is just for fun!

Part 1
Part 2
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9, and Epilogue
Appendix (Various Interludes)

(For those of you who find white on black annoying, there are also copies at my Archive of Our Own page).

With a Clouded View, Part 3 )
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Title: With A Clouded View (Part 2 of 9)
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia
Pairing(s): Lucy/Susan
Rating: PG for this part. NC-17 overall
Summary: In which Lucy is guilt-ridden and Edmund is infuriating.
Word count: 4123
Warnings: Incest, although only implied so far. Don't like? Don't read.
A/N: Chapter 1 and initial notes are here.

This has taken for ever, and given that I posted the first part almost exactly 8 months ago, I can't imagine that anyone but me's still interested. But hey, it's now the longest story - and the only multi-chapter one- I've ever written and I'm having fun with it, so.
By the way, can anyone tell me why beavers would eat bacon, or how it's possible for a country to continue to feed itself after a hundred years of winter? Just two of so many questions that have occurred to me in the months that this story has been going around my brain.

Thanks so much to my beta [livejournal.com profile] cobalt_siren. And thanks too, to [livejournal.com profile] perverbially, [livejournal.com profile] sushizuzoru and [livejournal.com profile] jules2112, who've been so supportive and just generally fabulous. ♥

Dedication: Once again, this is for [livejournal.com profile] likecharity, who does so much for Narnia fandom.

Disclaimer: Obviously all the characters and pretty much everything else belong to the estate of C.S. Lewis, and Walden Media. This is just for fun!

Part 1
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9, and Epilogue
Appendix (Various Interludes)

(For those of you who find white on black annoying, there are also copies at my Archive of Our Own page).

With a Clouded View, Part 2 )
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Title: With A Clouded View (Part 1 of 9)
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia
Pairing(s): Lucy/Susan
Rating: R for this part. NC-17 overall
Summary: The loneliness comes like the blood, unheralded and without warning. She doesn't recognise the ache that overwhelms her. She knows only that she's lost something, and she couldn't even say what it is.
Word count: 4200
Warnings: Incest, although only implied in this part. Don't like? Don't read.
A/N: I have a few issues with C. S. Lewis (especially his treatment of Susan) and a fondness for fictional incest. This story reflects both those things.
Endless thanks to my betas: [livejournal.com profile] perverbially, without whose enthusiasm and support I'd never have had the courage to post this, and someone else, who'd rather remain nameless, but who will always remain awesome :) ♥

Dedication This is for [livejournal.com profile] likecharity, who's fab, and whose The Night Starts Here is one of my fave things ever :)

Disclaimer: Obviously all the characters and pretty much everything else belong to the estate of C.S. Lewis, and Walden Media. This is just for fun!

Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9, and Epilogue
Appendix (Various Interludes)

(For those of you who find white on black annoying, there are also copies at my Archive of Our Own page).

With a Clouded View, Part 1 )
prunesquallormd: (Kaya - *is surprised*)
Gah. Feel grotty.
I haven't been off work with anything other than "really can't be arsed today", or random excruciating sinus pain since 2006, so maybe it was past time. There was a time last night/this morning when I thought it might be the beginnings of flu. But no, just a stinking cold (with, of course, random excruciating sinus pain). I always feel a bit stupid giving a cold as a reason not to go into work, but I feel icky, so whatever. They're highly unlikely to sack me for taking a few days off. And anyway, I'm tired. I get five hours sleep a night at most, if I'm lucky, just cos I can't sleep for longer than that. So I think a few days of lying on the sofa, watching DVDs and letting stuff take care of itself for a while is sort of in order.

Cut for mostly pointless waffling )

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