Between the lamb and the fish and the reindeer pate and cheeses and skyr and jólaöl and all the butter-based seasonal pastries I think Iceland is going to earn me back all the winter energy stores I used up when I was sick.
I am enjoying yt this year though! Also a good companion when you are in the Arctic and all the roads out of town are closed. I finally got an Ashers fic! (Right when I have been reading all the Ben January, too. Discussion exercise: compare and contrast narrative roles of Hannibal and Don Simon in literary and political context. Bonus points for using them as a gateway to analysis of constructs of race in historical vs. fantasy fiction in the late 20th century.)
(alternatively write me fic where Hannibal meets a vampire in Paris at just the wrong point.)
Anyway here is my gift:
A Visit From a Friend (1022 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: James Asher Vampire Series - Barbara Hambly
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James Asher/Lydia Asher/Simon Ysidro
Characters: Lydia Asher, Miranda Asher, James Asher, Simon Ysidro
Additional Tags: Surprises, Presents, Post-Book(s), Fluff, Oxford
Ysidro visits the Ashers the only way he knows how.
I did manage to post mine before leaving the country, even if as usual it's not as polished as I'd like! Also it's probably blatantly obvious this year which one I wrote.
...hopefully the roads south will be open again by the time we need to get to the airport...
eta: dear Europe: your exclusive pokemon is horrifying who decided a part clown part gecko part bat was a good idea