Start out simple, a friendly chat between your two favourite characters (They don’t have to have met)
Blue team shenanigans
Red team shenanigans
Freelancer’s in the lounge, watching an old movie.
Time to kick it up. Your OTP’s first kiss, or how you imagine it to go.
A moment of reconciliation between two enemy characters, or ones that always claim to hate each other.
Show off your OC freelancer, if you haven’t made one, create one now
Add on an A.I, be it your own, or one in canon
Their first mission?
Say goodbye to that OC. How did they end up?
Who are your favourite bro’s? Write a scene between them that shows off this friendship.
Who do you think should get along? Show off the friendship you think they should have.
Wow, we’re lacking a girls night here. What happens when all of the ladies and alcohol get together?
Now, what we really need by this point is some Church family feels. Let it rip.
Now, fast forward, or rewind a little, how do you think the project started out? How did the team meet?
How do you think their first training session together went? A little bit of team-work would be nice.
And their first mission?
18 weeks in and not a death? Well, we must fix that. How do you think Allison died? What happened to the woman?
I’m sorry for that last one, here, write a small, domestic AU between your OTP
Nope, right back to death. Whatever happened to Theta and North? Show off how the Dakota’s ended it.
How about, Wash and Epsilon? Break David’s mind a little bit, have some fun with the guy going insane.
Who do you ship York with? Write something about Delta pressuring him into acting upon his feelings.
What exactly does Tex do in her spare time?
As far as it goes, Wyoming and Gamma are pretty under-rated. Write something about them, anything at all.
Here’s the big midpoint. Wash’s reaction to finding all of the bodies he’s recovered. All of his friends are dead, and he has to clean up their bodies.
Something nice to make up for that one. Blue team Wash, what happens at Valhalla?
Wow, no CT by this point, must be a record for me. Write a small fic between her and the Insurrectionist leader. It can be friendship, romantic, sibling, however you see the two.
We seem to be missing some South. Write the mission from ‘The Twins’ from her point of view. Perhaps the aftermath if you’re feeling up to it.
And just what did happen in the mission from episode ‘Case File 01.045’? The ball was dropped according to CT, but whose fault was it?
How about a small, everyone lives AU to cheer yourself up? They all meet in a coffee shop and have a great time, arguing just like they used to?
We need some more A.I’s by now. Write something about what went on in Maine’s head, as each A.I joined the Meta.
Speaking of Maine, he and Wash were totally bros once. Write them training together, and just working perfectly.
What character do you feel is most under-rated? Show off how wonderful they are. Write something small about them saving everyone with their brilliance.
We get more backstory from the Twins than anyone else, and that’s just because they like to insult each other. Write a lovely cute fic about them as small kids, being their usual twin selves.
“Washington used to wet the bed, I’m gonna go tell the others”, often that related to problems at home. What do you think went on?
Sticking with the theme of young freelancers, a little Wyoming is something I’ve not seen before. How did his childhood years go? What was school like for the Brit?
Pick a character, any at all, and write about their first snowfall. What was it like? What did they do?
Let’s go back to Blood Gulch. Simmon’s is shown as having problems with his father figure. Write him as a teenager, struggling to deal with what you believe happened.
Grif had to look after his sister after both of their parents left, but it can’t have been easy for either of them. How did they cope?
Sarge was an O.D.S.T once. How did he get on with the rest of his team? Write about one of their missions.
It’s guessed at that Caboose had many siblings, write about how well they got on, and just what sort of things they got up to.
Tucker must have learned his ways from someone. Did his dad teach him, or his mom?
Donut grew up on a farm in Iowa. What was it like, with his family, and him being...the way he is?
CT always hated the name Connie, and the fact that it made her sound like a kid. Make up a reason/ event that forever rivaled her against the name, or being seen as a child.
Which character is the most likely to believe in magic? Write them having the dream crushed by someone much more grounded.
Some people bond over their love of a specific thing. Choose a show/band/book and have two characters form a friendship over their love for it.
One half of your OTP is injured, and put into a coma, or taken hostage. How does the other half cope?
The freelancers gather for a games night, and they all spend hours playing video games, board games and throwing popcorn and cushions at each other. The Director’s left for the week end, so they don’t have any reason to worry.
One of the freelancers never did learn to ride a bike, write about them being secretly trained by one of their buddies.
Merry fucking christmas! Choose, either the Blood Guclhers, or the Freelancers, and have them gather to exchange whatever gifts they could manage to salvage, and enjoying a small meal with crackers and all.