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Part 10 is open and prompts from 1-4 can be re-posted here if they were not filled.




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It's finally time for part 10, it's been a few months but even after the article of doom, we're still open.

If you have any questions or ideas that I can help you with, feel free to PM me. I'll be around.



have fun!

THERE WILL BE UNMARKED SPOILERS. enter at your own risk! :D


i know you guys are enjoying this meme and i appreciate that but please can you put the SUBJECT HEADER on your prompt. you would REALLY be helping me out if you could do that. it just saves time for me when i'm trying to tag everything in delicious.



AND PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT re-post prompts from parts five, six, seven, eight, or nine. the delicious is around for people to find prompts they may not have already seen. We know there's been some issues but we're working on it with pinboard. No duplicates from this round either. THANK YOU.

Eduardo/Mark - soulmate devices

I've been reading 'soulmate finder' fics at the moment, so I want one for the TSN 'verse! Something like technology comes along that helps you/tells you who your soulmate is. Perhaps there is even a Facebook app to help you...whatever. It is the latest fad, and billions are getting them.

Except Mark, who thinks it is (or at least, says that) ridiculous. And probably Eduardo, who *knows* what his will say (maybe Mark knows this too). But they get prodded with lots of sticks and end up getting them. And there is angst, because what is TSN without angst, eh?

Sounds similar to the timer fic, I know. But SOULMATE FICS ARE WONDERFUL, rite?

Re: Eduardo/Mark - soulmate devices

He was never going to get one. They're a fad. There's no real proof they're effective, not when they've only been in circulation a few years and there are no conclusive studies to be had. Sure, everyone insists they're accurate, because most old married couples who get them find their spouse's name appearing on the screen, but there's no proof it isn't rigged. It might be arbitrary, and it's definitely a little fishy, and people have begun to allow them to dictate their decisions in a way that's downright unhealthy.

Unfortunately, his mother doesn't share his opinions on them, and she's getting just the slightest bit antsy for grandchildren, even if she swears that's not her motivation, and Eduardo is not all that surprised when he's given one for his twenty-eighth birthday.

He smiles and thanks her and leaves the box unopened on the top shelf of his pantry, which is where it migrated after his housekeeper came in and finally put it away. It stays there for three months.

In the meantime, Eduardo loses two assistants in short order because they both, shortly after earning their first paychecks, buy the newest Soulmate Locator™ and seem to disappear off the face of the planet as they run off into their happily-ever-afters with their newly Located Soulmate. It's possible Eduardo is more than a little bitter about this, and he seriously starts to consider that he may pay his assistants too much. Docking their paychecks just enough they can't afford a five thousand dollar glorified watch wouldn't be too excessive, he thinks.

In the end, though, he hires a nice forty-five year old woman named Noe who's been happily married for twenty years and thinks Soulmate, Inc. is full of shit. They get along happily for another three months.

And then, in a move that Eduardo will later think he should've predicted, Mark ruins it all.

Noe always leaves the news running on the office sound system, because she thinks it's nice to keep current and, in the process, possibly educate anyone who wanders through. In the course of the average day, that is perhaps one person, since Eduardo's business is mostly conducted either out-of-office or through voice or video calls, but it's still a nice sentiment.

Today, it's been muted in his office for the last two hours, but he finally gets off the conference call half an hour later than scheduled. He turns the volume back up, just in time to catch the announcer's introduction of —erberg.

It's not a habit he's proud of, but he almost always listens when Mark comes up on the news, so he turns it up.

Part 2/? - Eduardo/Mark - soulmate devices

"Facebook has launched their collaborative app with Soulmate, Incorporated. Now everyone with a Soulmate Locator wristband can log onto Facebook and share, upload and search on any information their device gives them. How do you think this app will work from a practical standpoint?"

"It's essentially what everyone is doing already,"
Mark's voice says, dry and bored. "We've just taken the entire process and automated it. Now, instead of manually searching Facebook and sending friend requests in the hopes their so-called Soulmate will accept, the app uploads the data automatically and authenticates for the receptive person that the claim is an official one from Soulmate, Incorporated channels. The default setting allows an automatic friendship acceptance as well, though this setting can be turned off."

"So you think this will help a lot of people?"

"It'll help anyone who's been unable to contact their so-called Soulmate so far, as long as they're both on Facebook."

"You keep saying so-called. Do you not believe in the Soulmate Locator devices?"

Mark says, and Eduardo can imagine his expression. He wonders who roped Mark into allowing this app onto Facebook in the first place. "I don't see there's any real evidence they work. They're a new technology and they're popular, but I have no interest in them."

"So no Soulmate for you, Mr. Zuckerberg?
The announcer's voice is teasing, almost flirty.

"No. It would take a lot more proof to make me a proponent of them, Mark says, and the interview concludes.

Eduardo turns the volume back down. He can't get it out of his head the rest of the day – No Soulmate for you? No.

That night he takes the box out of his pantry and goes through the laborious process of setting it up. It takes almost two hours as it demands every detail of his identity and a lengthy update process with the Soulmate, Inc. databases. When it finally makes a happy chime, a small series of notes like bells, it's past eleven in the evening and Eduardo is well on his way to drunk, pathetic and alone on his couch.

He puts the wristband on, watches it light up with another several seriously grating noises, and boots the black screen set in to the smooth platinum of the wristband. It finishes loading, flashes his own information, and then processes for a split second before it displays:

Soulmate™ Status: Identified
ID: Unknown
Name: Mark Zuckerberg

Eduardo nods at it resignedly and goes back to finishing off the bottle of gin.

Part 3/? - Eduardo/Mark - soulmate devices

Mark doesn't want to go to this business dinner. He never wants to go to them, of course, but this one in particular is going to be terrible. All anyone talks about is the stupid Soulmate app, like that's become the be-all, end-all of Facebook – or, even further, of all human interaction in any form – and he's fucking tired of talking to old men who justify their mistresses as their Soulmates and their wives as mistakes.

Despite all claims to the contrary, Mark has only seen these wristbands make people's relationships worse. Chris and his fiancé are a fluke.

He yawns and finishes buttoning up his shirt, leaving the bow tie undone for now. He does the buttons on his sleeves and shrugs into his jacket. He's careful to smooth both jacket and shirt cuff over his own wristband, warm and silent on his arm. The cufflinks make a tiny, very muffled clink as they tap against the wristband through the material of the shirt, but not enough anyone would notice.

Mark surveys himself in the mirror, determines he's good enough, and heads down to the hotel's ballroom.

He's accosted almost as soon as he enters and spends the next forty-five minutes unable to escape a conversation about possible future functionality that people want the Soulmate app to have. Some of the information they seem to want displayed on their Facebook page is frankly boggling to Mark.

Eduardo is there, of course, and Mark locates him almost as soon as he enters the room. His wristband tries to warm, one of the many silent signals it gives in presence of the wearer's Soulmate. Mark shakes his arm a little and ignores it.

He escapes the repetitively dull conversations a few hours later by hiding in the bathroom. There's only so long he can keep refuge here, but he washes and rewashes his hands, then washes his face before washing his hands again. It's only because the skin is drying out that he stops, surrendering to the inevitable and drying his hands so he can go back out.

He's just thrown the towel away but his sleeves are still pushed up to his elbow, and that of course is when Eduardo walks in.

They're more than capable of interacting civilly, so when Eduardo looks at him neutrally Mark looks just as blandly back. His arms feel vulnerable, though, and he feels his hands twitch at his sides as he fights the urge to bury them in his pockets.

That draws Eduardo's gaze to his wristband. The surprise registers on his face, muted, and Mark knows Eduardo must be really shocked.

"Dustin?" Eduardo guesses. "Or your mother?"

"Promotional," Mark answers. He lifts his arm up and looks at it disinterestedly. "They gave everyone at Facebook one after we launched the app."

Eduardo nods understandingly. Mark thinks he knows that's bullshit. Even if it were true, that wouldn't explain why Mark would wear it, and even less why he'd hide it instead of wearing the carefully-designed sleeves with the slides on the inside of the wrist through which the screen can be displayed.

"You?" Mark asks him. He's dropped his arm, tugging his sleeve back down and buttoning it carefully.

"Mother," Eduardo says. "She wants grandchildren."

Mark doesn't return Eduardo's smile. "Any luck?" he asks.

"It says unidentified," Eduardo lies. "That's supposedly been happening less and less lately, but it looks like I either don't have one or they're completely out of the range of Soulmate, Inc's satellites."

"That's not how it works, you know," Mark says. "People don't have identifying chips in them, and especially not ones that would allow satellites to determine enough information to pick up on some sort of spiritual or emotional connection between people."

"I know," Eduardo says mildly. "I don't think they work at all."

Mark takes a step back toward the door. "Good," he says. "I don't think they do, either."


Oh wow, I'm so glad that this is getting filled! And it is a fabulous start - I think it is so Eduardo that he just unsurprised by his soulmate and just keeps drinking. And Mark is just Mark <3. Can't wait for more!

Re: Part 3/? - Eduardo/Mark - soulmate devices

Of course Wardo is not!impressed :(

Mark, why are you lying???!!! (please, please, continue it *.*)

Edited at 2012-08-04 08:51 pm (UTC)

Re: Part 3/? - Eduardo/Mark - soulmate devices

Eduardo nods at it resignedly and goes back to finishing off the bottle of gin.

;_; eduardo baby :(

great start, anon! can't wait for more!

Re: Part 3/? - Eduardo/Mark - soulmate devices

oh boys :(

the sad thing is that I'm sure they know they are lying to each other

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Re: Part 3/? - Eduardo/Mark - soulmate devices

I´m loving this story! <3

Re: Part 3/? - Eduardo/Mark - soulmate devices

I love this, author!anon.

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oh you liars. smh

loving this concept though :D

Re: Part 3/? - Eduardo/Mark - soulmate devices

I adore this.
<3 <3 <3 <3

Re: Part 3/? - Eduardo/Mark - soulmate devices

I took a 10 min break from doing my school work and read this, and now I can't move on with my life. I love this so much.