tollers: miscellaneous (luck would have it)
zelly b. ([personal profile] tollers) wrote2011-12-25 11:09 am

[yuletide/archived] gifts 2011

So, ngl, I wasn't really sure what to expect for Yuletide.

I got this amazing thing. EEEEEEEEEEE. I can't stop squeaking to myself with glee. Heroes of Olympus fic. Starring Leo Valdez, and a couple of fantastic and unexpected cameos.


Runaways, by Anonymous

It’s not in the clothes, he decides, in fact on that count Leo seems to be doing even better, slightly tatty looking maybe and he’s definitely smelt better, god he can smell himself from here, but at least his clothes are still in one piece. Whereas the three of them, even down to their skin, are coated with dirt and something that he doesn’t even want to think about but looks suspiciously like some kind of slug slime times a thousand, a covering of which seems to have matted to Kayla’s hair like a thick wad of gum. They all seem to be wearing the same under shirt though, like they’re all part of the same team, their own unique unit; a vivid bright orange that wouldn’t look out of place on a night time cyclist it’s that blinding, and definitely not something to keep you out of sight on the streets. But it’s more than that that divides them, the way that they sit close together, watching each other’s backs in a way they don’t even seem aware of, all limbs waiting tense, ready to leap into action at a minutes’ notice if need be. A far cry from when he last sheltered alongside some kids and couldn’t help but notice the haunted looks that seemed to be etched into everyone’s faces.

I read it so fast the first time around that I'll definitely have to give it another go (not that I wouldn't have anyway!) to formulate a more coherent comment for my Yuletide Author than a 10-second bout of keyboard smashing.




It is just so action-packed and exciting, and Leo is so adorable, and the descriptions are so cool and just - everything about it is kind of ridiculously awesome.

And I have a Yuletide Madness gift awaiting me too, once they open up the archives.

Also: I am so, so stoked that I received not one but two gifts. I would have been happy with my assigned fic! (Which, seriously guys - go read it; it's awesome!)

I hope to have one more Madness treat written before the archives close tomorrow, but man. I am going to have a pretty busy day; we'll see.

In the meantime, I hope all of you have an awesome Christmas/Yuletide/holiday/etc.!