I had to keep this quiet because I was pinch hitting, but here's my Parallels fic:With Wasp and Wren
(713 words) by Estirose
Fandom: Zero Escape (Video Games)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Onesided Junpei/Akane
Characters: Tenmyouji Junpei, Diana (Zero Escape)
Junpei has a conversation with a stranger and wonders about his abilities, in a world alternate to the events of ZTD.
I had to figure out how to squish Junpei, Diana, Snake, and Akane into the same fic, since I had nothing that said I could leave anybody out. It came out mainly Junpei with a guest appearance by Diana and mentions of Akane and Snake. Not perfect, but my recipient didn't complain!
I had to write alternate to Zero Time Dilemma, as I did not start playing until shortly before the fic needed to be completed, and mostly started the game so that I could double check facts without spoiling myself too much on the Zero Escape wiki. (I think I spoiled myself a little bit, but I'll live.) Also, I tried to keep the fic as non-spoilery as possible for people who hadn't played ZTD.
Most of my focus was on Junpei and his Esper abilities - or lack thereof. I believe it's semi-official that Junpei actually doesn't have much in the way of Esper ability himself, and a lot of what he does do in the way of Esper stuff is related to Akane. He's just enough of one that he can do certain things in canon. The confusing thing is that he's considered to be one in every game he's in, even though probably 99% of what he does is through Akane. Also, there's not much focus on what it's actually like to be an Esper, even in fanfic, so I tried to explore that as well, from poor Junpei's perspective. I'm not sure if anybody gave him a good idea as to what being an Esper was, but I think he learned a little about it between the events of 999 and the events of this alternate universe.
Also, I listed it as onesided Junpei/Akane. There is some canon to indicate she reciprocates his feelings, but he might not realize it in the fic.