So I'm writing X/S for the Spander Inquisition ficathon, and writing it to order, of course, but the story is meandering at the moment. And I'm wondering if people have particular things they want to see in an X/S story. Can you throw some ideas at me? Chuck a sheep or some bowling pins or a handful of bean dip my way? I mean, really, anything. What's one key element that really *makes* a story for you? What do you get a kick out of, what do you like to see happen? Specifics, though--not big vague things like "humor" or "angst".
The person who requested the story will still get their stuff. I just need some party game ideas.