ICoS AU HS drabble: Scene 4 – The Vega Conference

Lexington High School, Scene 4. The Vega Conference.

Two years of being Hsin’s guidance counselor, and Zachary had never met his father. He’d started to think that perhaps Hsin didn’t have a father. That this tall, skinny, emotionally disturbed teenager lived on his own and just faked a really believable West coast accent when someone called for an IEP phone conference or whatever.

But that was not the case. And Emilio Vega wasn’t what he’d expected.

Clearly under 30 years old, obviously some kind of gang member, most definitely as high as his son tended to be, and ridiculously hot. Tattoos everywhere, gold shutter sunglasses, skintight black t-shirt…

Zachary decided it would be best to just stare at the wall for the entirety of the meeting. Maybe Boyd was onto something with that technique.

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ICoS AU HS drabble: Scene 7- The Hero

Lexington High joke fics — Scene 7: the hero

Hsin was so impressed with his own restraint when it came to not allowing Douchebag Trovosky to be killed, that he had expected to be immediately commended by his peers.

When that didn’t happen he cut the whole next day, and stayed in his room smoking loosies and wondering when someone would give him a pat on the back for doing the right thing. Probably never. Being a hero was completely overrated. It occurred to him that he should have waited until the last possible moment to intervene on the plot. He could have swooped in to stop the likely inept-assassins, but only after letting Trovosky get roughed up a little. Boyd would have seen the whole thing, and likely would have reassessed his bullshit pro/con list. Hsin was positive that it was what his father would have done.

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ICoS AU HS drabble: Scene 1 – The Meeting

Lexington High School – Scene 1. The Meeting (for members 100 and 101)

They’d been sitting in the guidance office silently for ten minutes. Zachary checked the clock again, noting that they were already eight minutes overdue. Boyd had been staring blankly at the wall the entire time, completely unmoving. Zachary almost wanted to wait longer before making a call; just to see how long it would be before the kid spoke. He was certainly one of the weirder ones on Zachary’s caseload. Blond, pale and all in black, Boyd was definitely going for some kind of emo, vampire… thing. That in itself was not so weird. The silence and tendency to stare blankly at walls, though, was a little odd.

Zachary had shifted back in his chair and started to grab the phone when Boyd commented tonelessly:

“I told you they wouldn’t come.”

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ICoS AU High School fanfics by Santino & Ais

Back in 2013, Santino and I wrote some ridiculous AU high school ICoS drabbles as a joke. We did it to celebrate as we got more members at our Santino & Ais Goodreads group, by writing a new drabble each time we reached a predesignated mark. The fics have been living over there all this time but I was recently asked if they could be accessible anywhere else. And, just in case anything ever happens to Goodreads, I’d hate to lose these ridiculous things so I’m posting them here.

I linked them in order below. I’ve also included Santino’s original warning about these fics because seriously, I know I’ve said it twice already but it’s true: they’re ridiculous. We made fun of the characters by way over-emphasizing/dramatizing their personality traits or other aspects of them.

Oh, and if you couldn’t tell, we changed peoples’ ages respective to each other so everyone could be in the same high school, as students, teachers, or parents of students. So Boyd and Hsin are pretty much the same age in this.

THIS IS NOT CANON BTW. That should be obvious but I need to emphasize that. But it is pretty funny…. I’d forgotten how funny it was until rereading them all for posting here.


Original note from Santino below:

“WARNING!

These are seriously what Marleen said they were… basically AU fanfics of our book. Written by us because we’re absurd. They’re not super edited or crafted to be wonderful pieces of literary art.

If anyone else would want to pick up and write some of their own for fun, feel free, btw.

We have 7 planned scenes in this AU high school thing. All of them are short and deliberately OTT. Basically, we’re poking fun at our characters a bit. ”


READ THE PARTS BELOW:

For some obnoxious and bizarre reason, even though I published/posted the parts in order, it put them out of order when you scroll down my blog. So the links above are what you can use to find them in order or by clicking the link to the next part placed at the bottom of each scene.

Anti-bullying, and remember: you could become someone else’s bully

I received this message at tumblr, and after I posted my response I decided I wanted to add it to my blog as well– both so it wouldn’t be lost, and because this is something I believe very strongly that will never change. I see way too many people use their own real or perceived hurt to hurt others, and that is exactly what bullies are often thought to do. Don’t let yourself become so certain of your own moral superiority that you are blinded to the impact of your own actions or words.


anontothisday

Wow, thank you so much for pointing that out! I hadn’t seen it before and it was amazing! Since I think everyone should watch it, here’s the video:

I love the message in it, and that it stands for anti-bullying. I really like how it talks about the different parts, how something small can become something so huge. I could really identify with that, both for me and for some of my characters. I want to take a second to remind everyone how much words can hurt, and how verbal or emotional abuse can cause as much– if not, in some cases, actually more– long term damage as physical abuse.

But I also want to mention something else: I think we should all strive to treat others the way we wish we would be treated. This is unrelated to this video but sometimes, especially on social media, I see people get so wrapped up in whatever cause they’re trying to champion that they start attacking everyone else, labeling them as XYZphobic or XYZist even when they aren’t. Even when the behavior they’re demonizing is, at best, ignorance that could easily be changed through education by treating the other person with the respect those people are demanding they themselves deserve. Calling people names doesn’t help any cause. And I know some of those people don’t want to hear it, but if you start down that path you could easily become someone else’s bully.

Be kind to one another, and always be willing to understand the other side. Because when you start making snap decisions about other people based on one comment or one moment or one aspect of who they are as a human, you can become no different than the background voices hurting others with their words like in this video.

Anon, sorry to segue that video into this topic but it’s something that’s been really bothering me lately, and seriously upset/angered me earlier today, and when I saw this video I loved it so much. All I could think about was how all the perspectives can come together to tell a story that could be a tragedy, or an inspiration, or anything in between.

We all hold responsibility for our own actions and our own voices. We can use them to try to help or, whether purposeful or not, to harm. Always be mindful of the power of your words and your reach. You aren’t invisible and you aren’t screaming into a storm, so if you use that power well you can be a light in someone else’s darkness, or build a bridge where before there was only a rift, or be a bandage to cover a wound. You can and do make a difference everyday, so let’s all try to make sure that difference is a positive one.