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Title: Minbari Vampire Love Songs
Author: nenya_kanadka
Characters/Pairing: John Sheridan/Marcus Cole, background Susan Ivanova/Delenn
Rating/Type: G, M/M
Wordcount: 2800 words
Also Posted At: An Archive Of Our Own

In the universe where Delenn and Susan Ivanova were married for political reasons just after the Earth-Minbari War, when Marcus Cole shows up on B5 with his flamboyant romantic soul, he latches on to...John Sheridan.

Thanks to [ profile] muccamukk for the story idea and [ profile] hearts_blood for the title.

If you haven't read muccamukk's excellent Susan/Delenn arranged marriage story, all you need to know here is that by Season 3 they've been married for over a dozen years—happily so for the last few—and Delenn is still full Minbari.

Set generally during Voices of Authority and Messages From Earth.

"I've been thinking." Marcus Cole's voice piped up from behind Susan's command chair a whole three minutes after she had started to believe he might actually shut up till the First Ones answered them.

Ten years with Delenn had taught her how horribly rude Minbari found sighing and rolling one's eyes, and the White Star was a Minbari ship, so Susan merely weighted her voice with longsuffering asperity. "Yes?"

"It must be very lonely at the top."

Susan's eyebrows crawled up her forehead. "You think the First Ones are lonely?"

Read more... )
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Title: The Cost
Fandom: Babylon 5
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For Babylon 5 Love Month
Summary: Ivanova reflects.


The Cost

“We were fooled by them.”

Susan Ivanova, now retired from the Rangers, poured herself a cup of coffee.

“They convinced us all that they were right and the Shadows were wrong. Many good people died because they’d rather let us fight instead of doing it themselves.”

She stared at a spot on the wall for a moment.

“We lost so much, so many good people. I lost everything. But that was my fault. Not the Vorlons nor the Shadows. I was afraid. I am still shamed by his sacrifice. Do you think you can bring him back someday, Stephen?”

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Title: never inconvenienced by the sun
Author: [ profile] muccamukk
Pairing: Susan/Delenn
Rating: NC-17/Explicit
Spoilers: None.
Summary: Something goes disastrously wrong with the heating in Delenn's quarters; she goes to Susan for help.
Notes: This story is a follow up to dans le meilleur des mondes, but all you need to know about that one is that Susan and Delenn were in a relationship before they were assigned to Babylon 5, it didn't go well, and now they are tentatively getting to know each other again.

Link goes to AO3
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Title: Ranger One
Fandom: Babylon 5
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: 28 of 31
Summary: Susan still has fire in her.



Susan was old, so old that no one recognized her anymore. Almost everyone was gone but Delenn and Vir. She smiled to herself. Vir was emperor and a good one, too, according to all she’d heard. Delenn had retired to the home she had shared with John Sheridan.

She’d heard a report that said John Sheridan was not what history painted him as.

Bull feathers!

She rang the bell by her chair and her assistant appeared. “Get me this idiot at ISN! I have a few things to say to him!”

Her assistant smiled.

Anla’shok Na never changed at all.
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Title: Inside Bester
Fandom: Babylon 5
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (
Type: 100 word Drabble
Summary: A secret that Susan never tells.



Ivanova had one deep, dark secret that she never told anyone at all.

Once when Alfred Bester was on the station, she had seen into his mind. She wasn’t sure how since her Psi level was so low. Perhaps he had showed it to her. She did know that she had seen inside his head.

He terrified her. She’d seen the ugly, frightened little man for what he was: a motherless child who never trusted anyone and felt nothing for anyone but himself.

After she’d seen him, she tried to forget but the total emptiness was too vivid to forget.
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Title: Remembrance
Fandom: Babylon 5
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (
Type: 100 word Drabble
Summary: Susan can’t leave her past behind.



Susan had kept secrets all her life and she was tired. After Marcus, she needed some clarity, some light.

As much as she loved Babylon 5, she couldn’t stay. She needed fresh air and a fresh start. She took command of the EAS Titans. It did give her a new life, but she was still a soldier and would always be one, no matter what.

Years passed and in the wee small hours, her mind always wandered to Talia, to Marcus, to what might have been.

She knew she could never run far enough to forget.

She didn’t want to.
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I'll post this now because I will go to bed right now (timezones are fun), but if someone else wants to claim today still, it's okay to have two posts a day, right?

A collection of my Babylon 5 graphics, made for various landcomms (see further description and prompts in the tumblr posts). I was contemplating putting them into two posts, but there aren't that many overall – I need to do some more methinks. Good that I signed up for two more days. :D

All of these are tumblr graphics and most are of Delenn and / or Ivanova. This first one I actually made today for the prompt quote + picspam:

Tumblr link

More under here )
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I will be filling any days not taken and they will probably be backdated as well.


10 Favorite Babylon 5 Quotes

*Marcus Cole: I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'wouldn't it be much worse if life *were* fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them?' So now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe. ~~ "A Late Delivery from Avalon":


Delenn: If I don't see you again here, I will see you in a little while in a place where no shadows fall. ~~ "Confessions and Lamentations"


Sheridan: What does the candle represent?
Delenn: Life.
Sheridan: Whose Life?
Delenn: All Life. Every Life. We are all born as molecules in the hearts of a billion stars. Molecules that do not understand politics or policies or differences. Over a billion years, we foolish molecules forget who we are and where we came from. In desperate acts of ego, we give ourselves names, fight over lines on maps, and pretend that our light is better than everyone else's. The flame reminds us of the piece of those stars that lives on inside us. The spark that tells us: "You should know better." The flame also reminds us that life is precious as each flame is unique. When it goes out, it's gone forever. And there will never be another quite like it. So many candles will got out tonight. I wonder some days if we can see anything at all. ~~ "All My Dream Torn Asunder"


Sheridan: Ambassador, I've learned the hard way that governments deal in matters of convenience, not conscience. If they fall behind, it is up to the rest of us to make up the difference. If we don't, who will? ~~ "Acts of Sacrifice"


Ivanova: All love is unrequited, Stephen. All of it. ~~ "Rising Star"


Londo Mollari: I suppose there'll be a war now, hmm? All that running around and shooting at one another. You would have thought sooner or later it'd go out of fashion. ~~ "The Gathering"


Londo Mollari to Mr. Morden: Do you really want to know what I want? Do you really want to know the truth? I want my people to reclaim their rightful place in the galaxy. I want to see the Centauri stretch forth their hand again and command the stars. I want a rebirth of glory, a renaissance of power! I want to stop running through my life like a man late for an appointment, afraid to look back or look forward. I want us to be what we used to be! I want... I want it all back the way it was. Does that answer your question? ~~ "Signs and Portents"


G’kar: If I take a lamp and shine it toward the wall, a bright spot will appear on the wall. The lamp is our search for truth, for understanding. Too often we assume that the light on the wall is God. But the light is not the goal of the search; it is the result of the search. The more intense the search, the brighter the light on the wall. The brighter the light on the wall, the greater the sense of revelation upon seeing it! Similarly, someone who does not search, who does not bring a lantern with him, sees nothing. What we perceive as God, is the byproduct of our search for God. It may simply be an appreciation of the light, pure and unblemished, not understanding that it comes from us. Sometimes we stand in front of the light and assume that we are the center of the universe. God looks astonishingly like we do! Or we turn to look at our shadow, and assume that all is darkness. If we allow ourselves to get in the way, we defeat the purpose; which is to use the light of our search to illuminate the wall in all its beauty - and in all its flaws. And in so doing better understand the world around us. ~~ "Meditations on the Abyss"


Anla’Shok Credo: "I am a Ranger."
"We walk in the dark places no others will enter."
"We stand on the bridge, and no one may pass."
"We live for the One, we die for the One"


Sinclair: We have to stay here. And there's a simple reason why. Ask ten different scientists about the environment, population control, genetics, and you'll get ten different answers, but there's one thing every scientist on the planet agrees on. Whether it happens in a hundred years or a thousand years or a million years, eventually our Sun will grow cold and go out. When that happens, it won't just take us. It'll take Marilyn Monroe, and Lao-Tzu, and Einstein, and Morobuto, and Buddy Holly, and Aristophanes, and - all of this - all of this - was for nothing. Unless we go to the stars. ~~ "Infection"
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Title: All Good Things
Author: [ profile] vjs2259
Rating: G
Characters: Lennier/Ivanova, Delenn
Content Advisory: It's sad.

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It's still the 24th, right? Yes. Good.

I was going to write fic for this originally, but then Life happened and also I couldn't think of aaaaanything good to write about, so I'm cheating a little bit.

First, I made ten random icons. The three below, and the rest are here.

And as the second part (and this is where the cheating comes in), I want to link you to my scifibigbang that has kept me busy these past few months and that just went live yesterday, so maybe you haven't read it yet. And as a bonus you even get the gorgeous art my artist made for it! Win/win, right?

Title: What Is Past
Author: [ profile] cartography
Artist: [ profile] gryphon2k
Characters/Pairing: John, Delenn, Anna; John/Delenn, John/Anna
Rating: PG-13
Summary: What if Anna hadn't been a Shadow agent? AU for the S3 finale.
Warnings: No warnings; spoilers up to Z'ha'dum and one very vague one for Racing Mars.

what is past | art/art

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Title: Just a Bad Dream
Author: [ profile] alexcat
Type: FPS
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: I do not own them nor do I profit from their use.
Warnings: A little dark.
Pairing: Susan/Talia
Archive: OEAM, Alex’s Story Book, Ao3, [ profile] babylon5_love
Author’s Note: This is an entry for the Babylon 5 Love Month. It began as a drabble and became a short, short story.
Spoilers: Yes-ish
Summary: Ivanova wanders into uncharted territory.
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60 Icons for the love of B5!!! Sorry this is a couple days late going up. Livejournal decided that functioning properly was beneath it this week -- SUPER THANKS to [ profile] ruuger for the fix (worked like a charm), and I hope y'all enjoy the icons. \o/


Sixty Babylon 5 icons behind the fake cut...

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Title: Tales of the Alliance, being five stories of Ivanova the Strong and Delenn the Wise

Author: vjs2259

Length: ~1800 words

Description: I have long wanted a glimpse at the Ranger's illuminated manuscript as shown in The Deconstruction of Falling Stars. I decided it would be a history told in tales, concise and short, fables.

Pairings: John/Delenn, possibility of Marcus/Susan

Rating: G

B5 Tweets!

Aug. 3rd, 2013 06:56 pm
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Title: B5 Tweets!
Author: [ profile] vjs2259
Description: What it says on the tin.
Pairings: John/Delenn, Jeff/Catherine, Marcus/fantasy!Susan, a hint of Londo/G'Kar, a smidgeon of Susan/Delenn, and many, many friendships
Rating: PG for innuendo? Not really, more of a hard G :)
Beta: [ profile] nenya_kanadka. Thanks much for the Tweet Tutorial!

There's a bit of a story in there, probably a Season of No Shadows tale, but mostly just vignettes. Hard to say if there are spoilers since it's a bit AU-ish, especially the last bit. For the whole show, we'll say, just to be safe.
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(I apologize for the somewhat slapdash nature of this year's contribution. Once again, I meant to vid, really I did. It's been a hell of a summer.)

First, a little introduction. I've been trying to figure out how to deal with my feelings about Marcus in fanworks for a couple of years. When I was in high school and first started watching B5, I was madly in love with Marcus. He was one of the things that convinced me to watch the show. He was a romantic, he was British, he believed that Kosh was Merlin, he was terribly dashing and charming and I did not see what Ivanova's problem was that she was not dating him. And, most of all, if you do not know how this sentence is going to end it's a spoiler and you should probably not click here )

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Title: I Am the Very Model
Author: [ profile] alexcat
Type: General fiction
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: I do not own the characters or Babylon5.
Warnings: None
Beta: None
Characters: Stephen, Susan, Marcus Cole (In absentia).
Archive: OEAM, Alex’s Storybook, [ profile] babylon5_love
Author’s Note: I love Marcus.
Spoilers: Yes.
Summary: Just a few memories of Marcus.




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