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For those of you who prefer to know who you're getting!
Stories are categorised by main characters, although this does not mean actual slash in all cases.
General warning: I don't do warnings for sex. I write with the expectation of an adult audience. That doesn't mean that there is rampant,
explicit m/m sex in every story I write, but there may be. If you are too young for this, or don't fancy it, don't read it.
I will warn for non-con. If you need to check for other factors, please contact me.
Stories are presented in order of writing.
Categories for length are as follows: mini = under 1,000 words; short = 1,000 - 3,000; medium = 3,000 - 10,000; long = over 10,000 words.


(there may be a pairing, but the story is about the whole group)

Thirteen Years and Counting - a reunion fic, featuring Larry King, in which Justin is enthusiastic and Lance is recalcitrant. (long)

Backstage - the sparkly ones in Shakespearean humour (mini)

Round Dance - a body-swap story, with even more complications than usual (long)

The BFL "Okay then. No such thing as dragons, which, thank you, I already kinda knew. Except there's one in the forest down there." Euro!Sync. (medium)

Who's Your Daddy? - In which there is, well, a bit of a mystery. Written for the wtf27 crack!fic challenge, to a prompt of mpreg (short)

Stomach Ache That queasy feeling a guy gets when he knows there's something wrong but not how to fix it. Very early era. (mini)

If you want to fly Clena is employed to shovel dragonshit, and Lance is auditioning for some pop group in Florida. (long)

Wide Eyed and Legless There's a very potent cocktail called Dragon's Breath; its consequences are... interesting (medium).

Jolly Hockey Sticks, in which five intrepid gels are really good sports (medium)

As You Like I Love You (being the first part of The History of Justin Timberlake) Johnny brings the news that the record company execs don't want Lance, and the group refuse to accept that. In blank verse. For remix 2011. (short)

Fairy Tale Five handsome princes in search of suitable princesses. (short)


Merchandising - in which two of the guys go to an interview on April 1st, and discover an untapped marketing opportunity (short)

A Little Bit Extra - It's gonna be a good show tonight, he's going to make it last, really milk it... a masturbation fic, set in the early days (short)

Thirteen Years and Counting - a reunion fic, featuring Larry King (long)

RHPS ficlet - a handful of Rocky Horror references pulled together into a scene (mini)

A Tale of Torment and Sweet Revenge - a baby!Sync story with snark, coffee and underwear (short)

Midnight Rodeo - in which the giant space bulls play a crucial role (short)

Round Dance - a body-swap story, with even more complications than usual (long)

The Chronicles of Lancyn and Ser Chrisfer AU set in a fantasy world, written as an 'episodic', in which Ser Chrisfer is an Elite knight who acquires a squire for purposes of spreading justice and getting into trouble.

A Hogwarts Christmas - there's a poodle in the Slytherin common room. And then... (medium)

Prize - Lance asks what Chris wants for his birthday, and doesn't much like the answer For SeSa 2005 (medium)

Quiet - there's too much noise on the bus (mini)

Option B - an unexpected guest insists on being properly entertained (medium)

Slippery - exotic options are all very well, but there's something to be said for simplicity (mini)

Prone "There was something about the smell of a tattoo parlor, hot metal and steam from the autoclave and a waft of cigarette smoke from the waiting room, antiseptic mixed with the scent of rebellion, it brought back memories." (medium)

You want some help with that? and Working from the same script, prequel and epilogue to Prone, involving Lance, masturbation, and Chris fantasies. Both (mini)

Chris Finally Asked Me Last Summer - a coming out story, of a sort. (mini)

Horny - It's just another packed week in Europe. Until the unicorn shows up. (medium)

Ribbit Conversation lacks nuance when you are Leptodactylidae. (mini)

Standard Response A conversation about Chris's defense mechanisms. (short)

Wide Eyed and Legless There's a very potent cocktail called Dragon's Breath; its consequences are... interesting. (medium) NB A lot of very-drunk sex. If this brings up consent issues for you, treat with caution.

The Tale of the Wealthy Young Man and the Slave who Gained his Freedom the title says it all, really (short)

Snufflekisses in which Chris discovers the cutest pet ever, and so does Lance. (medium)

Shiny Teeth Lance's dental care routine is frankly over the top. (short)

Bite Chris can't stop thinking about Lance's sharp, shiny teeth. (short)

Hooked on the Sensation Lance has to stop, because Chris won't (short)

A Quarter After Eleven Chris and Lance have a long term relationship. Trouble is, it only lasts a day. (short)

Aces High in which Chris and Lance manage to hit all the Dragon Challenge prompts, one way or another (short)

Picture Perfect In which Lance has embarrassing pictures of Chris, and is a very generous boyfriend (mini)

you ain't the prettiest girl in town no more seduction, Trickyfish style

Wings Would Be Cool HS AU in which Nick has a guardian angel, and Lance... doesn't. (medium)

Mirror, Mirror Lance gets a visit from someone he really, really wasn't expecting, and ends up putting the universe to rights. Just not his own universe. (long)

Jamie A little dog tries to adopt Lance, but he can't keep her, and Chris takes care of her instead. (medium)


Dinner - "You telling me I'm so damn sexy even my straight friends want me?" (mini)

The Swan - in which JC has an, er, unusual love interest, and Lance investigates. (short)

Be My Valentine - an anonymous invitation puts a familiar face in a new light (mini)

Sit! Stay! - doing as you are told can be quite a treat, it turns out (mini)

JC's Unsatisfactory Vacation in which he goes skiing with a friend, but things don't quite turn out as planned. (medium)

Shade - a story in which there is a rape scene. Consider yourself warned. (short)

A Tale of Dreams and Asses A reunion tour isn't easy for everyone (long) (for MTYG 2007)

Not a Fighter Pilot JC is worried about Lance in the aftermath of Lance's breakup

The Pussycat and the Porcupine JC rescues a kitten on his way to a blind date

Fairy Tale Five handsome princes in search of suitable princesses. (short)

clear my eyes In which JC has a dilemma, Lance is pining, and Nick is having a good time (medium)

take a second just to breathe an expansion of the epilogue; basically, threesome porn (medium)


Pink Elephants - there's an elephant on the bus. It's pink (short)

Fantasies - He thinks about what he can't have, and what he doesn't really want, except that it's so hot... another masturbation fic (mini)

Headache - someone's pining, someone's worried, someones interrupt; an attempt to write popslash with a flavour of Georgette Heyer (short)

Phone Calls - there's a problem, but it's the kind that can be fixed if you have the right contacts (mini)

Brown fur with blond tips - in which someone is given a teddybear, and abuses it shamefully (mini)

An Invitation to Dance Joey dances, and Lance feels the heat. Kelly helps. (mini)

Tribute When there's a dragon in the sky, someone has to be sacrificed (medium)

An Association with Dolphins Lance has been a good godfather today (short)


Justin Junior - mpreg, and total crack (mini) (now with a follow-up, Junior Grows Up, in a similar vein)

Work - AU in which one of our boys inherits a retail business, and another works there (short)

An Empty Cardboard Box - you can learn things you didn't want to know, when someone has had too much to drink (mini)

Cocktail Party - Justin's out on his own now, touring and doing publicity in London, but a visitor is always nice (short)

With Food on the Table - a late-night snack, something tempting (short)

Working Overtime an AU in which someone needs an incentive to come home... (short)

Perquisite One of the best things about working from home is the, hmm, scenery. (short)

Liar in which Lance tells a lie that Justin can't exactly argue with (mini)


Almost Like Calvin and Hobbes - inspired by the correspondence of two NSYNC members with certain comic strip characters (mini)

Reindeer Games (the Like a Lightbulb Remix) - Is fortunate I was able to obtain diary journal with key. Will speak of it to no-one. Shudder to think what Kirkpatrick and Timberlake would do with information that I am writing down innermost thoughts. (medium)

The Sprinkle Fairy When your bus-mates don't seem to have a clue, it might help to throw a little magic into the situation. For SeSa 2006 (medium)

Riff Raff Chris is wearing a dress, but JC... isn't. (mini)

The Song of Chris Kirkpatrick, somewhat inspired by The Song of Hiawatha. Scarily. A smallish epic poem.

Perceptions of Reality JC's sculptures may not even be the weirdest thing about him. (long) (nb sequel to Dragon Country)

Out of the Habit Joshua is a discontented novice. When visitors arrive at the Abbey, his life changes dramatically. (short)

Sea-colored Eyes Chris's life is going just fine, but things get more complicated when he fishes a mermaid. (short)


Ripples - posing in front of the mirror can elicit the desired response (mini)

Oops - in which something unfortunate happens with a pair of handcuffs, but it all works out in the end (short)

doin' this tonight, or maybe in the morning Justin has asked the guys to participate in his VMAs performance (short)

After Pancakes Joey watches JC eat his pancakes, and things progress very nicely from there (short)



Sunglasses - watching through the window, because Chris is in a mood

Cake Chris has an emergency, and Lance is setting him up on a blind date. (short)

Thriller Chris has a trilogy to write, so he's procrastinating. But things around him are starting to look a little bit off, and he'd rather write than think about what's happening. (long)


The JuC Swap Indexstories from four years of JuC Swap, now archived here (not by Pen)

The Little Dustbuster That Could Little squares of paper with enigmatic messages, it has to be love. For SeSa 2006 (long)

World Tour (the Let's Go By Vegas Remix) in which Tiny is just doing his job. (medium)

Done? in which JC has an incentive to leave the studio, eventually (mini)

Talking it up in which Justin's unintended revelation goes somewhere (mini)


Illumination There's only so much a Lamp can do to heal a rift. (short)

It Pays to Advertise (revised version) Lou Pearlman's advertising agency isn't a bad place to work. For a while. (medium)


Sparkle Justin and Joey have dinner together (short)


Warm oil and an innocent smile - "I'm holding an IOU for one AJ McLean, sex slave." (short)

Straight It's AJ's turn to be in charge, if only he can manage to win the game (short)

Broken - "I broke my fucking neck, you shithead, I'm stuck in this" he can barely get the words out, he's so furious, "fucking chair for the rest of my life, and you tell me it could be worse?" Lance/Nick (medium)

Broken Lance a partial alternative point of view on the story (mini)

Practice - set just before the *Nsync vs BSB basketball game Lance/Kevin (short)

Moonlight Robbery - historical AU; a journey towards a bitter end is interrupted Lance/Nick (short)

A Night at the Palace It's a life of drudgery, boredom and sneakiness, until one night a fairy godmother arrives. (medium)

Anomaly unexpected arrivals on the Enterprise-D Lance/Nick (short)

Different Harmonies A story of the early days, in which Lance doesn't like Kevin Richardson, until he does. Lance/Kevin (short)

in porco, veritas Brian is on a mission to find the perfect pet for his son's birthday. It gets unexpectedly complicated. And then there are the dreams... For MTYG 2014 (long) Lance/Brian, also Backstreet GSF

Nsync/Backstreet Crossover

May We? Excerpt from a Fortnight in June - AU, set in Cambridge, England, and involving a evening punting trip Joey/Nick (mini)

Frosty - JC and AJ, waking up on a cold morning (mini)

Happy Birthday, Kirkpatrick "She was class. Poised. Figure like a model. Stunning. Absolutely the kind of woman who inevitably went home with JC, from her shiny shoulder-length hair to the tips of her expensive shoes. Classy. Aristocratic, even." Turning thirty-five has unexpected side effects. Chris/Kevin (short)

Let your Fingers do the Walking Thank God for home movies, he thought, reaching for a kleenex. Chris/AJ (short)

Seeing the Light in which Howie receives a... bright, shiny gift. Chris/AJ+Howie (mini)

Early Days it isn't easy to maintain a relationship when you're fighting your way to fame Chris/Howie (mini)

An Amphibian Fairy Tale in which the Crown Prince is supposed to be looking for his One True Love, but it's raining. Justin/Brian (short)

Free Range in which AJ lays eggs, and JC wishes to hatch them (mini)

Roped in which Justin is learning to be a cowboy, and Kevin provides the incentive (mini)

Cat Buster doesn't much like his visitor, but it works out pretty well for Chris Chris/AJ (short)

Collaboration When their manager sends them to the same event, JC and AJ discover they have a lot in common (medium) Written for trumpeterofdoom in MTYG 2008.

Pretend Nick and Justin are in love with married people. So they pretend. Together. (mini)

No Regrets in which Chris and AJ conclude that it's the things you don't do that you regret the most (mini)

Steel Dragon AJ insists he doesn't like rollercoasters, but he's not very convincing. AJ/JC (short)

Bargain Howie looks unnaturally good, Chris thinks. There has to be a reason. Chris/Howie (short)

The Pussycat and the Porcupine JC rescues a kitten on his way to a blind date Chris/Howie, JC/Lance (medium)

just because It's Valentine's Day, but Justin's boyfriend hates Valentine's Day, so Justin is not going to do anything romantic (mini)

It's Cool, It's Hot, It's a Relationship, It's Not JC and AJ have a good thing going, until the unexpected breakup. (medium)

clear my eyes In which JC has a dilemma, Lance is pining, and Nick is having a good time (medium)

take a second just to breathe an expansion of the epilogue; basically, threesome porn (medium)

No Man's Fort Joey has been hired as the chef de cuisine for a wedding on an exclusive venue in the middle of Portsmouth Harbour. He is dismayed to discover who's been hired as the pastry chef. (medium) Joey/Kevin

Con-Stir-Nation Chris is bewildered by the extensive convention programme, but he meets a couple of guys who guide him through it. (medium) Chris/Kevin/Joey

Taking Turns Chris has been learning to dance. He's almost sure his dance teacher likes him back. This is a sequel to someone else's story! (short) Chris/Kevin


Strangers - Lance meets someone interesting at the television studio, and gets a masterclass Lance/Ian McKellan (short)

Dame - Lance has just been to see 'Aladdin' at the Old Vic. (mini)

Six Words There's something unexpected on the donor list for the AIDS walk. Features Reichen. (short)

The Christmas Tree Conspiracy It's high time Lance had a proper boyfriend. Also, there are certain people who deserve to die, horribly, but you can't have everything. Lance/Jesse (medium)

Audience after the fabulous fashion show in Vienna, JC sees something interesting Lance/Alan Cumming (short)

Bouquet Lance was not sure he wanted to meet Adam Lambert. On the one hand, incredibly hot guy, great singer, on the other hand, there was that little throwaway dig he'd made about 'celebrity-magazine bullshit' in his coming-out interview. Lance wasn't sure if that meant him or not, but he'd had too much experience of that kind of crap to discount it completely, and he didn't want to risk having his fears confirmed. Lance/Adam Lambert (Long) Written for the RPF Big Bang challenge.

Out-take: Ring, ring-a ling-a In which Lance arranges a small gift for Adam. Set during the tour. (mini)

Out-takes: Acacia and Pink Hyacinth; little extras, one of which features a gorilla, because I couldn't quite bring myself to stop writing it.

Switch In which Lance and Adam try something they haven't tried before (short)

Photoshoot (about three months after the end of Bouquet). Adam is nervous. Lance helps. (short)

The Adam Lambert Experience It's Halloween, and the boys are going to a costume party. (short)

Feast, or, what every gay Jewish boy wants for Christmas In which Lance thinks of a spectacular way to celebrate the festive season (long)

Ribbons, Bows and Beads In which Lance gives Adam a day-after-his-birthday present (short)

can't see the wood for the 42Ds Adam wakes up to the startling discovery that some of his favorite bits are missing, and he has acquired others which make it difficult to fit into his clothes. (medium) (Lance/Adam Lambert)

Wanna Tell Me About It? present-day AU in which Adam is an aspiring actor and Lance is a TV producer. Their first meeting does not go well. (long) (Lance/Adam Lambert)

Dragon Country In a world not altogether unlike ours, Lance Bass is an employment agent and part-time dragon hunter, and Adam Lambert, who wears dragon-hide boots, is looking for a job. Warning: contains a scene of rape and violence. (long) (Lance/Adam Lambert)

Wanna Tell Me About It (Extended Version) present-day AU in which Adam Lambert is an aspiring actor and Lance is a TV producer. (long)


All Things Nice You cannot make cake properly without tasting the mixture. AJ/Nick (short)

Ducks There are little glowy objects in the bathroom. (mini)

Two young, ordinary kids Brad and Janet's costumes aren't that boring after all. Brian/Nick (short)

Unnatural Things are very much weirder than they should be, and it's frightening. AJ/Brian (medium)

Mixed Messages What is it with German girls, anyway? AJ/Howie? (mini)

Show You the Shape of my What? There is a TRAILER for this story and it is a thing of beauty, so do, please, take a look. The story is a pop re-telling of The Full Monty, written for the Bittybang challenge Nick/AJ (long)

for this world to be unbroken a post-apocalyptic AU in which AJ, Nick, Brian and Howie are surviving as best they can as they pursue their quest. Written for MTYG 2009 (long)

Croak (the Salientian and Sorry Remix) Nick Carter is a frog, and can't persuade anyone to kiss him better. (short)

Dreamer Brian still gets those dreams, sometimes. Brian/AJ (mini)

Someday he'll be taller Nick never gets the chance to choose, and he's not happy. He's grumpy, sneezy, dopey... Brian, Nick (mini)

Water Baby Kevin has an unusual request of the Ambassador to Dolphins. Kevin, Nick (short)

La Leyenda AU, in which Howie and his friends run a bar. Tall, dark and handsome turns up to ruin their livelihood. Kevin/Howie (short)

Wings Would Be Cool HS AU in which Nick has a guardian angel, and Lance... doesn't. Howie/Nick, Lance/Chris(medium)

The Oddly Glitchy Interface (remix) Howie has a fantasy man on the holodeck. So does Brian. Howie/Brian (short)

Hair The Sphynkter concert was awesome, but afterwards, Nick wants more. So he goes to find it. Nick/Brian (medium)

Fallen Down I'm Still Alive Brian is a stuntman, and gets the opportunity to create a whole new show. But.... Nick/Brian (medium)


(focused on one character, or a non-Lance unusual pairing)

I Remember Sky - it's all about Justin (mini)

Separate Trajectories - Justin's brief musing about hiatus (mini)

On The Beach - Lance has a brief encounter with a small child (mini)

Fourteen Lines - a sonnet extolling the pure and perfect love between man and lava lamp

LaLa - Lance discovers a fascination with shiny objects (mini)

The Story of James Lance, who Told Lies, and Came to a Sticky End - a little versification not unrelated to Hilaire Belloc's poem about Matilda

Who's Your Daddy? - In which JC is having a baby. But whose baby?

To the Bass Ass A sonnet.

Invisible It's time for AJ to wake up. (mini)

Not Sleeping Alone - JC: If I thought it would make a difference to you, I'd stop. (mini)

If you want to fly Clena is employed to shovel dragonshit, and Lance is auditioning for some pop group in Florida. (long)

Something in the air the aroma of spaghetti sauce, and possibly a hint of ferret. Lance (mini)

Now that's what I call a motherfucking oedipus complex (the So tell me about your mother remix) in which Justin doesn't like the way JC and his mama have been carrying on. (short)

The Joy and the Color JC meets someone who seems oddly familiar, and finds they have much in common. JC/Mika (mini)

the passed day will shine Upon my pillow (remix of The Commons of Sleep) JC's life is smoother now, and yet there's something gone. (short)

JC's Family ficlets about married JC and his offspring (two mini fics)

The First Step Lance is walking the dogs, and meets an oddly familiar stranger (short)

Oh, the Places You'll Go Lance's christening present to his goddaughter is something that'll last for ever (mini)



(and moresomes)

Fettered - JC, Lance, Chris, with JC tied up, blindfolded, forced to listen and imagine and wish (short)

Choice - JC, Lance, Chris. A companion piece to Fettered, from another point of view (short)

What You See May Not Be What You Get - Chris, Lance, Justin. It's all very well wanting someone else to share a relationship, but what happens when you get the details wrong? (long) (including either of two optional endings)

Epilogue - a few years later. This can be read after either ending.

Home Cooking - Chris, Joey, and Lance. There is a celebration, involving cake (short)

Toga Party - Justin, Lance, Kevin. What does a hot young superstar deserve? An orgy, of course. (mini)

Found He may have been hiding, but he definitely wanted them to find him again. AJ/Joey/Chris/Lance (mini)

Let's Do The Time Warp Again It looks set to be a dull party, until he notices the stockings. Joey/Justin/Lance (short)

The White Room Joey, Lance, Chris. Fuck or die, in space, but rather less cracked than that sounds. Definitely dub-con. (long)

A version of The White Room with author commentary.

See also take a second just to breathe

Con-Stir-Nation Chris is bewildered by the extensive convention programme, but he meets a couple of guys who guide him through it. (medium) Chris/Kevin/Joey

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a collection of drabbles and other ficlets too small to have their own pages

Dragon Challenge Stories

Dragon Challenge 2006 Index

Dragon Challenge 2007 Index (Dragons and Dwarves)

Dragon Challenge 2008 Index (Dragons, Dwarves and Dolphins)

Dragon Challenge 2009 Index (Dragons, Dwarves, Dolphins and Diamonds)

Dragon Challenge 2010 Index (Dragons, Dwarves, Dolphins, Diamonds and Demons)


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