didntseeit: (probably shouldn't be here...)
It's cold. It's Scotland, and it's winter, and it may be during the day, but it's fucking freezing (sometimes, Ajedrez thinks she needs to come up with a different phrase; she uses it again and again and again).

And she's outside, waiting. Boots and pants and jumper with a jacket, all plain and servicable with her hair braided and pinned up. Stripped down for business, and then padded for warmth, but she's waiting.
didntseeit: (safe in this frame)
He had shut the door, and she had stared after it. A long, long moment stretched out from now and until for ever before she had muttered a curse and ran over. Take a moment, compose yourself, and so she is leaning against the doorway, hands braced against the edge of the door.

He's walking away.

"Sands...how do you expect to pull this off?"

For Kat

Dec. 9th, 2006 04:55 pm
didntseeit: (don't mess with the cartel lady)
For Kat )
didntseeit: (wind in my hair)
TITLE: The Queen and the Soldier
FANDOM: Milliways Bar
RATING: R
WORD COUNT: 10, 832
DISCLAIMER: The poem Mary Anne quotes from is ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’, by Oscar Wilde. The various interpretations of tarot cards come from a variety of books, websites and, ultimately, my own view of them. Nearly all of the characters in this, including the tarot cards as actual personifications, are not mine. The description of the tarot cards’ home has been taken from what [profile] soultornasunder has already written, I have merely lifted and edited.

The Queen and the Soldier )
didntseeit: (better then thou)
the original letter:

Sheldon,

I am not dead. Maybe you missed?

- AJ

I can prove it.

-- Mary Anne Bell
Queen of Swords
didntseeit: (better then thou)
Dirty Cash: Organized Crime in the 21st Century – Mexican Organized Crime )

Southwell David, Dirty Cash: Organized Crime in the 21st Century, Virgin Books Ltd, 2002, pp. 91-94
didntseeit: (princesa es sola)
TITLE: The Man Who Sold The World
FANDOM: Once Upon A Time In Mexico
PAIRING: Ajedrez/Sands
RATING: R
NOTES: Most of this is actually [livejournal.com profile] wanttobeatree's, I have merely lifted and added Ajedrez's ghost. WiP

The Man Who Sold The World )
didntseeit: (wind in my hair)
according to the LonelyPlanet:Mexico )



Own Notes and Musings:

Culiacán is the capital of Sinaloa, so the Barillo cartel is centred in that state. Once Upon A Time In Mexico is set in late 2003, with a new president, so there is no Vincente Fox (as such).

To be named on nationally television, Barillo must be successful and infamous, if unable to be actually linked to anything – just whispers loud enough to be treated as fact.

Enrique Torres controls the Tijuana mob, while it was the Juárez mob who kidnapped the eight-year-old Beatriz Barillo in 1985 during a turf-war as Barillo was muscling in. Before US crackdown, during? Maybe turf war a reoccurring event, the subject of the Barillo massacre Bellini mentions? Massacre occurs 1998, or around about then, just before Sands is in Mexico. Barillo re-establishing self after San Antonio?

has map of cartels
didntseeit: (wind in my hair)
TITLE: Broken Pieces
FANDOM: Once Upon A Time In Mexico/Milliways
PAIRING: Ajedrez/Sands, Ajedrez/Rome
RATING: R
WORD COUNT: 1, 592
NOTES: This is an AU of ‘A Sorta Fairytale’, and companion piece of ‘Wicked Games’. ‘Queenie’ was Ajedrez’s gang name when she was running with the Latin Queens.

Broken Pieces )
didntseeit: (holding hands)
TITLE: A Sorta Fairytale
FANDOM: Once Upon A Time In Mexico/Milliways
PAIRING: Ajedrez/Sands
RATING: R?
WORD COUNT: 2, 644
NOTES: Most of the information regarding geography and culture have been taken from an atlas and a travel-guide book, helped with my imagination. If I have anything wrong, I do apologize.

If you are really, really curious, the hotel they book into in Mazatlán is called Hotel Perlamar.


A Sorta Fairyale )

Part I ~ Part II ~ Part III
didntseeit: ([AJ/Sands] checkmate)
TITLE: A Sorta Fairytale
FANDOM: Once Upon A Time In Mexico/Milliways
PAIRING: Ajedrez/Sands
RATING: R?
WORD COUNT: 5, 156
NOTES:

A Sorta Fairytale: Part II )

Part I ~ Part II ~ Part III
didntseeit: ([AJ/Sands] checkmate)
TITLE: A Sorta Fairytale: Part I
FANDOM: Once Upon A Time In Mexico/Milliways
PAIRING: Ajedrez/Sands
RATING: R?
WORD COUNT: 5,075
NOTES: Contains extracts from ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle, and ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak

A Sorta Fairtale )

Part I ~ Part II ~ Part III
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