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In Heat/In Rut

THE IN HEAT/IN RUT AU MEME
not an alpha/beta/omega meme


There's no need for elaborate backstories for this AU. You go into heat, rut, whatever you'd like to call it. You've always done so since you were of age to do so. It's a socially accepted norm, and people have gotten used to the difficulties that come with the mating seasons. Life goes on.

Isn't this alpha/beta/omega, then? No, not at all. In this meme, there are no gender-variant genitalia unless your character comes prepackaged with those. No giant cocks - again, unless your character is already packing - or self-lubricating assholes or anal wombs, and no knotting. Unless that's your thing. There's also no set in stone roles with regards to dominance and submission, and some people do not even feel the inclination towards either. Still, there are a few similarities, mainly being that the pheromones of others can put someone into heat that was not in it before and the bond between mates. In addition, some humans/human-stand-ins have created packlike dynamics in response, but this is not universal.

In this meme, it's just regular old human...oids feeling the urge for sex. And by "urge," we of course mean all-consuming drive. If characters choose to ignore that urge, it will backfire on them. The more they put it off, the more they will lose their control, becoming more irritable and aggressive, and eventually be nothing but a rutting animal until the need to mate is satisfied. Not all heats call for mating, of course, and most people can just relieve themselves, but when you do mate, you feel the urge to stay by their side and essentially "nest." These desires don't always pan out into offspring, and mating isn't forever unless it's mutually decided upon. However, impregnating your mate is said to be one of the most euphoric experiences a person can have, even if some people only mate because they want to utterly possess someone, as mates are bonded for a while.

If there's anything that's to your fancy that's been left out, go ahead and add it in. Play it how you'd like!

HOW TO PLAY

  • Comment with your character and preferences.

  • Include what you're interested and not interested in.

  • Respond to others!



PROMPTS

  1. first heat: Baby's first heat. YOU'RE A TEENAGER/LATE BLOOMER AND WHAT IS THIS?

  2. old hand: You've done this a million times, but it never gets any easier.

  3. happen to be here: You're not picky. You can't afford to be. You'll take anybody who's nearby.

  4. old faithful: You're going to the person you always go to in order to relieve your problem.

  5. worked something out: The two of you aren't involved. You just help each other out.

  6. unexpected: You never expected to rut with this person, but here you are.

  7. forbidden: AKA the obligatory incest or age difference option.

  8. volunteer: You've offered yourself up out of the kindness of your heart.

  9. tribute: This isn't your offer. You're the offer from others, a gift for someone powerful to sate their appetite.

  10. mating: You've decided to go one step further and make your relationship deeper.

  11. nesting: Aaah, (temporary) domestic bliss. And lots of fucking. Lots and lots of fucking. Like, you'll barely be able to stand.

  12. bonding: The bond, which is mildly psychic and intensely physical, makes sex even more intense.

  13. the natural conclusion: Heat calls for pregnancy. Get someone pregnant.

  14. already pregnant: Unfortunately, being knocked up doesn't abate your partner's desires. Or yours.

  15. mates for life: Now you're absolutely certain that you want to be with no one else. Of course, this means you'll be in synch with their heat for the rest of forever.

  16. save you: You've been saved from the advances of an undesired mate by someone who may be much more suited. Show your gratitude?

  17. cockfight: Two people want the same mate. That won't do. There are ways to figure that out, not always involving fists.

  18. increase in dominance: Exactly what it says.

  19. increase in submission: Again, exactly what it says.

  20. unexpected dominance: No one expects you to ever be dominant. Prove them wrong.

  21. protect: You want to protect your mate from others, and that means putting your scent all over them.

  22. set off by someone else: You were doing fine until you got a whiff of someone else's pheromones.

  23. resisting temptation: Your heart belongs to someone. You want to stay out of this "heat" thing. You want to rise above it. Whatever it may be, you just have to not take the bait. Easier said than done.

  24. all worked up: You're beginning to lose control and yourself. Quick, do something before you're jumping anything that moves.

  25. pack: As mentioned prior, some people, especially those far out from civilization proper, have formed packs that hold to the more traditional alpha structure. Of course, these packs come with their own rules when it comes to heat and mating.

  26. suitable partner: The desire for certain mates can come from a subconscious level, and you can find yourself aroused by someone showing how strong they are (they can protect you), how curvaceous they look (that must mean they're fertile), or any other number of traits that can benefit you.

  27. desperation: You'll take anyone! Anything!

  28. final release: You've reached your breaking point and your mindless. At least you'll get relief.

  29. fighter: Part of your process is seeing who's worthy of you by testing their mettle. That, or you want to fight anything.

  30. off your meds: It's fairly rare, but some can get blockers for their heat. What if those blockers run out? Why, it makes your heat ten times worse!

  31. noncon: They don't want this. You don't want to stop this.

  32. dubcon: You say no, but your body says yes and you can't stop loving it.

  33. calm you down: Whether it's to fuck or to fight, you're going mad, and they have to bring you back down to Earth.

  34. territorial: How dare someone look at what belongs to you? You'll have to make things right.

  35. odd man out: For some reason, you don't go into heat. Never have. Being with you is pretty relaxing, and some find it appealing to not have to deal with pheromones that aren't theirs. You do have to learn how to appreciate their problems, though.

  36. WILDCARD

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[personal profile] thegoodbad 2017-04-08 09:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Danny's calming presence actually starts to bring Frank down with him. Whether it's because of their mating or just the fact that it's Danny, Frank isn't entirely sure. Maybe both. Either way, his breathing evens out and his heart returns to a normal beat eventually, laying there with the young man and feeling... happy.

"Mmm, it can always be like that," he says with a mutter and a nuzzle of his partner's neck, near the place Frank had been biting.
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[personal profile] dannyrand 2017-04-09 05:29 am (UTC)(link)
"God I hope so." because as much of a relief as sex always brings when he's fighting his cycle, it's never felt quite like this afterward. Never completely took away the itch of it, just quieted it for a little while. But was new and different, it left him feeling better, rejuvenated (if exhausted.)

He turns his face to rub his cheek against Frank's hair, turning his nose against it to sigh, content.

"You're amazing." Danny's pretty sure he can't contain the fondness he feels for the other man. His mate. And that thought alone just leaves him grinning like a love-struck idiot as he hugs him tighter.
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[personal profile] thegoodbad 2017-04-09 10:03 pm (UTC)(link)
The clinginess actually isn't annoying. In fact, Frank is pretty damn fond of it right now, as it only adds to the happy warmth in his chest, buzzing through his limbs. Lips gently kiss at the mark he's made on Danny's neck and Frank lets them linger like this for a while longer before he shifts up, lips pressing to Danny's cheek and crown next. The urge to protect and take care is still there, still strong as ever.

"What're you smiling about, huh?" He has to tease, a small one of his own passing across his features.
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[personal profile] dannyrand 2017-04-10 12:56 am (UTC)(link)
He muffles a laugh against Frank's chest, ducking his head to press his face there again, his own chest vibrating with a deep, pleased rumble.

"I just-- it's been a long time since I've felt like this." He turns his cheek to the side so he can speak, hands petting absently up along his sides. "I don't know how to put the feeling into words." It's something like safe or wanted, like any dread he might have had in his life had dissipated.
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[personal profile] thegoodbad 2017-04-10 10:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Just hearing Danny so happy and carefree makes Frank glad and he can't stop smiling, fingers drifting through Danny's hair to soothe. Neither of them can get their hands off of the other.

"Happiness?" He offers, gently scratching behind Danny's ear and then kissing his forehead, the bridge of his nose... "Relief?"

Both. Mating isn't only about the sex either though it certainly helps tame heats or ruts. Danny will find out soon enough. The aching feeling when apart for too long, the giddy warmth being side by side, even the domestic routines of the day feeling right. Neither of them live a lifestyle meant for settling down - at least not yet - but Frank hopes he can at least offer Danny some security.
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[personal profile] dannyrand 2017-04-11 02:41 am (UTC)(link)
"Mmhmm all these things." If Danny could purr, he would be right now, eyes closed as Frank's lips travel across his face, smile still bright as if nothing could falter it.

He wishes he would have known it could be like this, the first time a coupling had ended with out at least a little bit of stress or regret, even if Frank always assured him it was fine, he always felt like a burden to 'fix'. It had never been bad, but this was good.

Danny splays his fingers along Frank's chest, tilting to kiss him again, softly this time. Something born more out of fondness than frantic want. "I'm glad."
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[personal profile] thegoodbad 2017-04-12 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
The sweet kisses make even Frank's stomach flutter with good feelings and he can't help but reciprocate, kissing him back and staying close, no amount of physical grossness keeping him from enjoying his... mate's company. Not right now. Most other times the aftermath felt tense or lacking, and while they are friends there was always that guilt with Danny, the uncertainty of whether or not he's being a burden. Frank's just glad he gave in to his natural instincts at last.

"I don't wanna take a bath," he murmurs, his voice almost pouty, before he presses his face back into Danny's neck. "It'll wash away your scent."
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[personal profile] dannyrand 2017-04-13 08:13 pm (UTC)(link)
He hums a soft, delighted sound against his temple as Frank's face presses warm against the curve of his neck, both arms coming up to wrap around him, petting up into his hair to lightly scratch his scalp and card through the short strands.

"But you've still got me afterward." The idea of a bath sounds good, as long as it was together, but he's also enjoying the aftermath, as messy as it is.
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[personal profile] thegoodbad 2017-04-13 11:41 pm (UTC)(link)
All the attention and petting is making Frank feel sleepy, especially after all of that exertion and satisfying pleasure. He hums and presses another kiss to Danny's neck before going limp against him.

"Oh yeah..." he mutters, lips curving up into a smile as he teases: "You're gonna regret it by tomorrow."
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[personal profile] dannyrand 2017-04-14 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
"I don't think I can regret anything right now." Except maybe the fact that his lower half is going a little numb because of Frank's weight on him, which tries to alleviate with a little wiggling, tipping his face into his partner's hair to nuzzle.

"Can we at least make it to the bed?"
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[personal profile] thegoodbad 2017-04-14 01:58 am (UTC)(link)
"Sounds like a plan," he murmurs back, and after another few moments of enjoying this peace, Frank forces himself up on his hands and knees, before sitting back to let Danny go. He looks like a hot mess. In the best way, though.

Frank just hopes from now on... this has been a right choice. It certainly feels like it in the moment, with warm joy coursing through him.
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[personal profile] dannyrand 2017-04-14 02:01 am (UTC)(link)
Danny peers up at him with a deeply satisfied expression, though once Frank starts to pull away he isn't quite sure he wants to let him go just yet, and he sits up after Frank sits back to wrap his arms back around his waist and push his face against his chest. "Mmf." Maybe just one more minute.
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[personal profile] thegoodbad 2017-04-14 02:07 am (UTC)(link)
A breathless laugh catches in his throat and Frank's arms wrap around Danny's shoulders in return, kissing the top of his head.

"Not going far, Kid... Unless you wanna be carried to bed." Because of course he'd be completely willing.
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[personal profile] dannyrand 2017-04-14 02:16 am (UTC)(link)
Not something he'd usually prefer, but he kinda does right now, though he's sure he can walk despite how weak all his limbs feel right now. Mostly he doesn't want to lose the comfortable heat of his partner's body pressed against his.

"Maybe." He rubs his cheek against him, then leans back again to finish untangling himself so he can stand, already aware of the sort of feel-good ache of getting fucked-- twice.

Danny manages to at least keep his hands on Frank though.
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[personal profile] thegoodbad 2017-04-14 02:23 am (UTC)(link)
Even Frank's legs are wobbly but as he stands, hands slip up Danny's waist and hoist him up, lifting him as easy as ever, even though the blond is more muscle than he looks.

"We should rest a little while... Don't think I'm done with you yet." Because now the only thing on his one-track mind is claiming and being claimed and with all the warmth and heady scents surrounding them, Frank can't think of anything better.

The bed's going to be a mess by the end of the day.
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[personal profile] dannyrand 2017-04-14 02:35 am (UTC)(link)
Danny's arms slip up around Frank's broad shoulders, shifting as he's pulled close and up so he pull himself up further to wrap his legs around his mate's waist, nose tucked into the soft spot beneath his ear where his scent is strong.

"Do you think our cycles will start to match up? Or do we get to do this twice as often now?" He has to admit, it's the first time he hasn't dreaded the thought of suffering through another rut.
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[personal profile] thegoodbad 2017-04-15 02:29 am (UTC)(link)
The questions are kind of precious and Frank doesn't even hide his amusement. This may be new for both of them but Frank's experience can come in handy. Not thinking about why is for the best.

"Sometimes they do but we don't always have to wait for it to get bad," he says while nudging the bedroom door open with a foot, stepping in only to sit down on the end of the bed. Hands stroke up and down Danny's lean back. "Whenever we fucking feel like it."
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[personal profile] dannyrand 2017-04-16 08:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Danny shifts in his lap, making it easier for Frank to settle on the bed, knees tucking up on either side of his thighs as he pushes a kiss up under his chin. "Anytime?" Which sounds pretty awesome, honestly.

He flattens his hands to Frank's shoulders, pushing him back to lay so he can settle down against him, using his chest as a pillow.