16 August 2013 @ 10:12 am
Challenge 48: Minor Character POV  

Due Date and Time: Thursday 29 August, 3 pm EST/8 pm GMT countdown
Number of times you can enter: 3

• Write a fic from the point of view of a minor character.
• 100 words minimum.

Points: 15 points for participation. Please include your tag banner.

Questions: to the question thread in this post.
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digitaldesigner: Castle • Beckett • Dark[personal profile] digitaldesigner on August 16th, 2013 02:12 pm (UTC)
mierke[personal profile] mierke on August 22nd, 2013 09:08 am (UTC)
Who would count as a minor character? Everyone who wasn't a part of the main cast, or does it exclude recurring characters, too?

And does the POV mean that it should be about a canon scene, or should it just be a story that has a minor characters as its protagonist?

Sorry for all the questions! xD
digitaldesigner: DW • 9/Rose • Lost[personal profile] digitaldesigner on August 22nd, 2013 02:34 pm (UTC)
It depends on the fandom, but anyone who isn't considered a regular would be fair game. For example, if you were to do Castle, Gina would be one you could use.

No, it doesn't necessarily need to be something canon. The story just has to be told from the point of view of that minor character.

mierke[personal profile] mierke on August 22nd, 2013 02:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, Castle! Now I wanna do a Meredith story *ponders*
digitaldesigner: Castle • Beckett • Smile[personal profile] digitaldesigner on August 22nd, 2013 02:41 pm (UTC)
mierke[personal profile] mierke on August 22nd, 2013 03:12 pm (UTC)
Parisian Words (A Dawson's Creek, Joey/Wilder story)

528 words

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craterdweller[personal profile] craterdweller on August 23rd, 2013 02:25 am (UTC)
Fandom: BTVS
Minor Character: Ethan Rayne
Word Count: 1061
Rating: PG-13

Link to story: http://craterdweller.dreamwidth.org/4359.html

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skieswideopen: Murdoch Mysteries[personal profile] skieswideopen on August 28th, 2013 04:49 am (UTC)
Being Human | Nurse Kerwin | 154 words

She's not surprised when she comes in one night and finds out that Kenny had walked out earlier that day. Unhappy, yes, but not surprised. She's paid attention to the teenager in the weeks he's been at SCH, and she knows that he's been chafing as his confinement. She can hardly blame him; a lifetime in that plastic room would enough to drive anyone to...well, to walk out. Disappear. Really live for a day or two.

She had hoped that assigning Aidan Waite to Kenny's care would help. That having a young man to talk to, a role model of sorts, would make things more bearable. She wonders now if it didn't have the reverse effect, highlighting for Kenny all the things he couldn't have. All the things he'd never do. She knows it's not her fault, but she feels a little guilty anyway.

She hopes Kenny enjoys the handful of days he has left.

King & Maxwell | Benny | 136 words

Benny doesn't have any illusions about her relationship with Sean King. She's useful as a source and his inside-woman, and they're friends after a fashion, but she knows he'll only let her stray so far over the line. Minor delinquencies can be overlooked, but if she pushes too hard, he'll turn her in. Which is fine. He's upfront about it; no betrayal there. Benny watches herself around him and Michelle, keeps things on the lighter side of grey. It's worth it, most of the time, because she knows how ridiculously loyal he is. Knows that if she ends up against the wall and asks for help, Sean will be there with her, and Michelle will be there with him. That's how they work.

And if for some reason they shy away, Edgar will set them straight.


Murdoch Mysteries | James Pendrick | 126 words

When James thought about it, the film business was a natural fit. Where else should a man of vision and science go? Here was where technology met art, without the threat of government interference that had destroyed his last project. Flying machines were all well and good, but there was more than one way to shape the future. Ideas, pure ideas, offered a form of immortality that mere mechanisms never could. And any fool could see that films were a growth industry.

The industry having been decided and funding secured, he need only deal with the question of what topic his first film should focus on.

The answer came to him almost immediately. Murdoch. Science and art meets science and art. What could be more perfect?

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crazed_delusion[personal profile] crazed_delusion on August 29th, 2013 02:01 am (UTC)
Stargate Atlantis : Radek Zelenka : 145 words

Dr. Radek Zelenka stared in amazement at the console in the hidden room he had found. This could be a major discovery. He flipped through the manual of the code they already discovered but this was like finding the Rosetta stone. A find like this could change everything.

He cleared his throat and started to activate his com link and paused. Once he notified Dr. Rodney McKay the project would be removed from his hands and he would be sent off to discover some other miraculous find that Rodney would take credit for discovery. It wouldn't be the first time.

So this time he tapped the link to Dr. Weir, Atlantis’ commander and requested her presence. The project might end up in Rodney’s hands but this time HE would receive credit for it. And wouldn’t Rodney be pissed. He rubbed his hands together and grinned.


Castle : Javier Esposito : 101 words

Javier Esposito watched his best friend and partner Ryan leave to go home to his new wife instead of out carousing with him. There were times he envied Kevin having someone to go home to each night.

He had come very close to a commitment with Lanie their medical examiner, very close; but they mutually decided to cool thing off because neither of them were ready to settle down into life of domestic bliss that Ryan seemed to bloom under.

No he was not ready. After all, he still had the urge to sow his wild oats, wheat and barley.


The Mentalist : Kimball Cho : 101 Words

Kimball Cho was a private man. He didn't discuss his personal life with his partners at the C.B.I. or his boss Teresa Lisbon though he was close enough to know any of them would keep his confidences.

His batting average with women was dismal. One beaten by someone as punishment for something he did and another a drug addict and whore. Both added to the ice that encased his heart.

Other casual dates couldn't deal with his having to leave in the middle of the night for a case and not returning sometimes for days. He’d accepted he’d spend his life alone.

catko[personal profile] catko on August 30th, 2013 01:38 am (UTC)
Haaah, love the Espo one: wild oats, wheat and barley! That's great!
Ana: [spn] fire of unknown origin[personal profile] anaraine on August 29th, 2013 02:29 pm (UTC)
Supernatural | Constance Welch (1.01) | 100 words
Constance Welch is upset when her husband comes home, smelling of nasty perfume and cheap beer. She doesn't know what to do.

Joseph stumbles toward her, pressing his nose into her hair and murmuring "Connie, Connie, I love you. I'm so sorry, Connie. I won't ever do it again."

Constance isn't sure she should believe him, but she wants to, so she stays silent.

It's a mistake.

He doesn't stop.

They have two children, and Constance loves them with all her heart. But she can feel the weight of her husband's indiscretions around her neck, and she's not strong enough.

Supernatural | Carmen Porter (2.20) | 100 words
Carmen taps her pen against her teeth, letting her eyes wander as she tries to compose a letter that will satisfy her mother. She absently notes that Dean is poking about in the kitchen, pulling out ingredients for what looks like a stir-fry.

Then he rolls his neck, stretching out stiff muscles, and Carmen wants.

She wants to press a line of warm kisses to his neck, wants to sit in his lap and do nothing but feel his smile against her lips.

Carmen drops her pen as she stands. It's a shame, but dinner will just have to wait.

Supernatural | Nancy Fitzgerald (3.12) | 100 words
Nancy cries when her Nana passes away. She's fifteen years old and shaking, her body wrecked by huge, gasping sobs.

(Her mother passes her a handkerchief with an admonishment to dry her tears. All Nancy can hear in the gesture is that she's an ugly crier. She always has been, but Nana had never cared, holding her close and letting her sob her heart out.)

Later, when her father gives Nana's rosary to Nancy for safe keeping, saying that it's what Nana would've wanted, Nancy feels her lip quivering.

(She always keeps the rosary at hand. It gives her strength.)

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