The year is After Colony 195:
The Gundam Wing fic exchange is an annual exchange in which participants are assigned prompts to write a fic of 1000 words or more. Each participant submits a prompt and writes for a prompt, meaning everyone both gives and receives a gift fic by the end of the exchange. The latest round of the exchange ran from January to May of 2013, and the master lists of each round can be found here.
The exchange is currently on hiatus. If you're interested in modding future rounds, please comment to this post or PM the mod.
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