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let me tell you something (you already know) - Jedi Buttercup (jedibuttercup) - The Expendables (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
For Barney Ross, the Vilain mission ended more or less how it had begun: with an unexpected visitor in his private hangar.

Somehow, though, he doubted the purpose of the visit was anything like the first one – and not just because the man waiting for him had graying blond hair rather than a stubbled chrome dome. Barney sighed, then acknowledged his guest with a grunt. "Hey, Gunnar."
fic  m:expendables  c:ex:barney  c:ex:gunnar  theme:previousrelationship  theme:angst  theme:love  theme:fixing  theme:snark  theme:establishedrelationship  p:ex:barney/gunnar  ge:slash  r:r  a:jedibuttercup  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2012 
october 2016 by scorpionvoices
It Was Enough - Sildominarin - Chalion Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold [Archive of Our Own]
A look at the moments in a web of lives that all connect through one person.
Iselle did not remember rising to her feet, but the fact that she had seen the tiniest tremor in Caz's hand was reason enough for her to stay there. She'd meant to demand respect for her Chancellor, to remind the Roknar of his place as the defeated at the table. Instead, her mind supplied her with the words that Caz had offered as bribes, all those years ago in Valenda.

~You are the son of a whore, and find your pleasures with men of the same. Go back to your masters, cur, and tell them that until Roknar sees reason in the treaty tent that there will be no peace between us!~

There was silence for a long moment, the Roknari shocked, Cazaril obviously resisting the urge to cover his face and lament over his failure as a tutor, and Bergon clearing his throat.

~I think the Royina has made Chalion-Ibra's stance perfectly clear. Leave now, and send word again when you are ready to negotiate.~

Still shocked-or insulted beyond words, it was hard to tell- the Roknari delegation filed out. And Iselle decided to count herself lucky that Cazaril waited until they were alone before he spoke.

[3940]
fic  b:chalion  missingscene  c:chalion:cazaril  c:chalion:iselle  c:chalion:betriz  c:chalion:bergon  c:chalion:fox  c:chalion:bastard  c:chalion:daughter  theme:angst  theme:friendship  theme:snark  theme:shenanigans  theme:gods  theme:competency!!!  theme:grief  theme:transformation  p:chalion:betriz.cazaril  p:chalion:bergon/iselle  ge:het  ge:drama  r:pg-13  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2012 
january 2014 by scorpionvoices
Best Supporting Actress - Fahye - Brothers Bloom (2008) [Archive of Our Own]
Whatever role Bang Bang is going to have in the post-Stephen future, it's not going to be a silent one.
"I'll tell you -- a story. A true one. When we were young -- Bloom wasn't even -- he was eleven, I think, yeah, and all we had was the knowledge that we could get things from people. If we tried. And we would sneak into the movie theatres sometimes and see these -- ridiculous stories, really ridiculous, jewel thefts and trains and standoffs with guns in the desert, villains and heroes, and romance like nobody had ever lived. And I decided..." He pauses, gazing at the dregs in his glass. "I decided I was going to give Bloom the best damn adventure story there ever was. His life was going to have everything: money, travel, great escapes, explosions --" he lifts the glass in Bang Bang's direction "-- and a happy ending."

She's already worked some of that out for herself, by now.

But it's nice of him to provide the exposition.

[2254]
fic  m:brothersbloom  pre-movie  missingscene  post-movie  c:bloom:bangbang  c:bloom:stephen  c:bloom:bloom  c:bloom:penelope  theme:competency!!!  theme:womenareawesome  theme:angst  theme:family  theme:fixing  theme:friendship  pov:coc  ge:gen  r:pg-13  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2012 
january 2014 by scorpionvoices
Cave-In - MontanaHarper - Haven [Archive of Our Own]
He doesn't want to consider what it says about his life that getting an old-fashioned blackjack to the skull is the better option. [2313]
fic  tv:haven  c:haven:duke  c:haven:nathan  trope:amnesia  theme:angst  theme:captivity  theme:previousrelationship  theme:superpowers  theme:selfrescue  p:haven:duke/nathan  genre:slash  r:pg-13  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2012 
april 2013 by scorpionvoices
First Impressions - Brenda - Takers (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
Ghost prided himself on being the type of person that liked knowing shit, or figuring shit out. Knowledge, man, that was key. That was true power right there. [2303]
fic  m:takers  pre-movie  c:takers:ghost  c:takers:gordon  c:takers:john  theme:firstmeetings  theme:shenanigans  theme:friendship  theme:snark  p:takers:gordon/john  genre:pre-slash  r:r  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2012 
april 2013 by scorpionvoices
Melt - Lenore - Haven [Archive of Our Own]
Nathan tangles with a Troubled person who turns people to ice with her touch. Duke is the only thing keeping him from freezing to death. [3230]
fic  tv:haven  c:haven:nathan  c:haven:duke  c:haven:audrey  theme:totherescue!  theme:angst  trope:huddlingforwarmth  theme:h/c  theme:first-time  humor  p:haven:duke/nathan  genre:slash  rating:r  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2012 
march 2013 by scorpionvoices
The Heist - loveparade - Push (2009) [Archive of Our Own]
“So do you think it’s gonna work?” She asks again.

“Probably.”

“That’s not very encouraging, Nick.”

“Can’t you tell if it’s going to work or not?”

“No. Thinking about it just gives me a headache.”

“Then maybe it’ll work.”

“Again, not encouraging.”

“If you can’t tell, then they can’t tell either.” [3247]
fic  m:push  post-movie  c:push:nick  c:push:cassie  c:push:kira  c:push:hook  theme:angst  theme:friendship  theme:totherescue!  theme:raceagainsttime!  genre:gen  genre:action  rating:r  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2012 
february 2013 by scorpionvoices
Justice, Integrity, Service - 7iris - Justified [Archive of Our Own]
"You could've asked us for help," Raylan said.

"I was kind of enjoying being the only person in the office whose personal life and professional life didn't overlap," Tim said.

"Hey!" Rachel said. "That was one time." [4115]
fic  tv:justified  case-file  c:justified:tim  c:justified:rachel  c:justified:raylan  c:justified:art  theme:friendship  theme:raceagainsttime!  theme:team!  theme:theyfightcrime!  genre:gen  rating:pg-13  a:7iris  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2012 
february 2013 by scorpionvoices
blinded by the sun - akamine_chan - How to Train Your Dragon (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
He'd been offered the honor of killing a dragon, and it turned his stomach. He couldn't do it, and the only choice he had left was to leave his home.

At least he still had Toothless. [1867]
fic  m:howtotrainyourdragon  c:httyd:hiccup  c:httyd:toothless  theme:friendship  theme:runningaway  theme:roadtrip  theme:growingup  worldbuilding  theme:cominghome  genre:gen  rating:pg-13  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2012 
february 2013 by scorpionvoices
Come Home - billtheradish - Sky High (2005) [Archive of Our Own]
She blew her bangs back, looking sheepish. "Um. Will...said it's okay? I guess I should have said that first."

"Yeah," he agreed, "that might have been good. Also? Warning me you were about to attack me with your lips would have been nice." [2591]
fic  m:skyhigh  c:skyhigh:warren  c:skyhigh:layla  c:skyhigh:will  theme:friendship  theme:futurefic  theme:shenanigans  theme:seduction  theme:dating  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:firstkiss  OT3  p:skyhigh:layla/will  p:skyhigh:layla/warren/will  genre:multi  rating:pg  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2012 
february 2013 by scorpionvoices
A Week in the Life - archiesfrog - Protector of the Small - Tamora Pierce [Archive of Our Own]
Kel would prefer to say they made some new friends and joined a picnic. Toby and Neal would like to point out picnics aren’t usually life threatening. [3282]
fic  b:tortall  post-series  c:tortall:kel  c:tortall:neal  c:tortall:tobe  case-file  theme:totherescue!  theme:sliceoflife  pitchperfect  genre:gen  rating:pg-13  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2012 
february 2013 by scorpionvoices
not a thousand, just one - Medie - Person of Interest (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Mille viae ducunt homines per saecula Romam (A thousand roads lead men forever to Rome) - Finch has only ever needed the one: Reese. However he begins this quest of his, there's only one person who will walk with him.
fic  tv:personofinterest  au:justalittledifferent  c:poi:finch  c:poi:reese  theme:firstmeetings  theme:assassains  theme:questing  genre:gen  rating:pg  author:medie  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2012 
february 2013 by scorpionvoices
Attack Chickens, Children, and Other Hazards of Suburban Life - finesharp - Calvin & Hobbes, Hobbes and Bacon [Archive of Our Own]
"Why don't we try this one?" he said, handing her the book.

She looked at it. The Adoptive Parent's Guide. "I don't know if that's the same thing."

"It's not a big deal, right? I mean, I don't want to raise pigs. That doesn't mean I can't have bacon."

"I don't think having a child is the same thing as having breakfast."

He looked thoughtful. "Actually, maybe I do want to raise pigs, that sounds awesome. Can I put a pigpen in the back yard? I want to train attack pigs."

"I'm pretty sure city regulations wouldn't allow us to have pigs. Maybe attack chickens."

"That just doesn't sound as exciting."

"Let's focus on getting a kid first, Calvin."

"Right!" he nodded. "Let's adopt some bacon." [1361]
fic  co:calvin&hobbes  post-series  c:c&h:susie  c:c&h:calvin  c:c&h:bacon  c:c&h:hobbes  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:kids  theme:adoption  theme:family  theme:growingup  theme:shenanigans  theme:sliceoflife  opinion:awesome  p:c&h:calvin/susie  genre:het  rating:pg-13  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2012 
february 2013 by scorpionvoices

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