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Comes a rainstorm - sophiahelix - Baseball RPF [Archive of Our Own]
The air feels like rain might break out anytime, that warm sudden rain he remembers from before, and like it's full of green growing things, instead of sweat and the smell of hot asphalt. It's gentle, too, like a kiss, so a kiss is what Buster's thinking about when he turns around, bag in hand, and sees Tim waiting for him.

Winter 2012-2013
LOCKED  author:sophiahelix  fandom:baseball  pairing:Tim.Lincecum/Buster.Posey  rating:NC-17  length:40k-50k  content:dom/sub  content:infidelity  fic:prose  complete 
5 weeks ago by puckling
Covered by the thunder - sophiahelix - Baseball RPF [Archive of Our Own]
"OK," Posey said again, and took a couple steps forward, until he was standing in front of Tim, their faces close in the narrow entry. He had that same look from last week, like he was staring down a pitcher in the box, eyes squinty and lips pulled back a little to show his teeth, not smiling.

Tim guessed that made him the opposing pitcher.

September 2010
LOCKED  author:sophiahelix  fandom:baseball  pairing:Tim.Lincecum/Buster.Posey  rating:NC-17  length:1k-10k  content:intoxication  content:infidelity  fic:prose  complete 
6 weeks ago by puckling
Days are changing with the weather - sophiahelix - Baseball RPF [Archive of Our Own]
He hadn't been sure how this year would go, whether they were going to get up to the same stuff as last season or if it was just some kind of weird, finding-the-groove fluke, but he'd ended up in Tim's cab after the first night out in spring training and by the time they got back from the bar it was pretty clear things were going to be exactly the same.

April 2011
LOCKED  author:sophiahelix  fandom:baseball  pairing:Tim.Lincecum/Buster.Posey  rating:NC-17  length:1k-10k  content:infidelity  content:intoxication  fic:prose  complete 
6 weeks ago by puckling
Like Goddamn Men - Annakovsky - Band of Brothers RPF [Archive of Our Own]
From the first day at boot camp they call him Nixon, and it's a weird transition, like half of him is this drunk intelligence officer in 1942, making friends with Buck and Liebgott, and the other half is still Ron, feeling kind of silly and making a video diary for HBO.
author:annakovsky  fandom:Band.of.Brothers.RPF  pairing:Damian.Lewis/Ron.Livingston  rating:NC-17  length:1k-10k  content:intoxication  content:infidelity  fic:prose  complete 
november 2018 by puckling
Bound to Obey and Serve - hangingfire - Wolf Hall Series - Hilary Mantel [Archive of Our Own]
If they think me simple, she decides, then I shall be as simple as they wish me to be, and keep my own counsel. It is the closest thing to defiance that she can imagine.
author:hangingfire  fandom:Wolf.Hall  pairing:Jane.Seymour/Henry.VIII  rating:G  length:1k-10k  content:infidelity  fic:prose  complete 
december 2016 by puckling
The Doubtful Comforts of Human Love
Author's summary: Or, The Adventure of the Red Shoes. UK Ballet principal dancer Sherlock Holmes and assistant rugby coach John Watson met and fell in love as ambitious, optimistic teenagers. Twenty years on, they are entering midlife, facing the break-down of their bodies and the ending of their careers, and contemplating what the future holds for two middle-aged men forced to start over. With a frightening crisis unfolding at the Ballet, Sherlock must balance the demands of his career, his friendships, and his marriage with his own struggle against bitterness and discontent, while John takes a long-overdue glance from the outside, in, and stutter-steps toward making a kind of peace. AU - ballet!lock/rugby!john
Reccer's comments: If the ballet!lock/rugby!john note makes you want to nope out, then you are precisely the audience for this fic. This takes all the tropes from the popular AU and blows them out of the water.
I thought this was an especially brave story to write because it doesn’t portray Sherlock and John as an ‘opposites attract’ odd couple who only find true happiness in each other, or star-crossed lovers who are destined to be together. This is a startlingly mature and stark story of two very flawed individuals who struggle with both themselves and each other, and the weight of their shared history. There are some very difficult scenes, emotionally speaking, and I don’t think I’m spoiling anything by saying that there is no fairytale ending. (But it’s hopeful! The author promises it in the tags… ;))
The dance scenes are some of the most powerful ones in the story, but it’s not a prettified, sugarplum version of ballet; it’s tough, gritty, and powerful in a very earthy way, full of sweat, anger, and blood. And speaking of blood…
On top of the frankly masterful study of Sherlock and John’s dual mid-life crises, the author has been bold enough to add a full-fledged casefic, loosely leaning on Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Red Shoes’. It’s beautifully (and creepily) done, and is definitely not for the faint of heart.
author:PoppyAlexander  rating:r  fic_rec  character:inspector_lestrade  character:john_watson  character:molly_hooper  character:mycroft_holmes  character:sherlock_holmes  content:hurt_jw  content:infidelity  content:marriage  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:case_fic  genre:established_relationship  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:romance  genre:slash_m/m  pairing:sh/jw  verse:sherlock_bbc 
july 2016 by 221B_Recs
What It Is to Burn
Author's summary: Adaptability was part of the human condition. There was not a living creature on earth who did not possess the inherent need to change and grow with their surroundings. Set immediately following the events of the movie--without the whole Moriarty thing.
Reccer's comments: I seem to have found some real gems in the Ritchie-verse this time. Normally, that's not my favourite corner of the fandom, but Foxxcub is a genius at portraying the two of them in this 'verse.
After Watson's marriage, Holmes tries to condition himself to live without John Watson. Needless to say, that doesn't work well for him, especially after he is shot and is forced to admit his attraction to Watson while he is drugged and in hospital.
Foxxcub describes despair very, very well. I don't like fics in which the two of them deceive Mary, or worse, disregard her existence. Watson is far too much of a gentleman to treat her like that, even if Holmes would be capable of it. Here, the two of them are so destined to be together, like Romeo and Juliet, that's there's really no help for it, but still Watson secures Mary's consent and the fic ends on a tentative, but hopeful note.
author:foxxcub  rating:nc-17  fic_rec  character:john_watson  character:mary_morstan  character:sherlock_holmes  content:hurt_sh  content:infidelity  genre:angst  genre:case_fic  genre:het  genre:slash_m/m  pairing:jw/mary_morstan  pairing:sh/jw  verse:ritchie_films 
july 2016 by 221B_Recs
A Terribly Poor Understanding of Love, a sherlock holmes fanfic | FanFiction
A Terribly Poor Understanding of Love--Victorian Holmes and Watson, taking place during Watson's marriage, so, infidelity angst and repression and self hate.

Author Summary:
Slash, Holmes/Watson. Really good justifications for adultery.
entry:143791  fandom:sherlockholmes  ffa_ficrecs  length:10k-25k  needs_better_tags  post:225  rating:r  thread:757549231  pairing:sherlockholmes/johnwatson  content:infidelity 
june 2015 by FicRecs
A Life So Very Much Less Than Ordinary - smutty_claus, Snegurochka - Harry Potter - Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
I remember liking this one--

Author Summary:
When his wife leaves him for a man half her age, Harry has trouble getting back on the horse. His children, bless them, don't make it much easier.

33,000 words. Harry/Luna, with background Ginny/Scorpius and Teddy/James. NC-17. Infidelity. Written for smutty_claus. November 2009.
entry:143791  fandom:harrypotter  ffa_ficrecs  length:25k-50k  needs_better_tags  pairing:f/m  pairing:ginnyweasley/scorpiusmalfoy  pairing:harrypotter/lunalovegood  pairing:teddylupin/jamessiriuspotter  post:225  rating:nc-17  thread:757549231  content:infidelity 
june 2015 by FicRecs
Only As Directed - rageprufrock - Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
In his ear, Harry’s saying, “Curl your fingers into his — just enough to cling.”

“Ah,” Duplasse says, when Eggsy does it, and it’s good that he can keep looking down, at where Eggsy’s fingers are half-laced into Duplasse’s now, because Christ on Earth how he’d keep it together if he looked at Duplasse’s face. Harry’s a manipulative pervert of the highest order.

“Do you know,” Manipulative Pervert begins to reminisce in Eggsy’s ear. “Merlin was kind enough to share the footage of your abortive tryst with Princess Tilde with me. How lovely you were, all eager, lithe youth and muscle. I was still suffering issues with motor control then, and I assume Merlin showed it to me as some form of punishment, knowing there was no way I could touch myself, or you, for that matter.”

Eggsy’s face goes hot, his whole body goes fucking hot, but that’s going around looks like, because Duplasse’s expression is hot, too.

“Like I cannot, unfortunately, touch you now,” Harry continues. “I’ll just have to use Duplasse then, won’t I.”

[Tagging as D/s and infidelity even though they essentially cancel each other out if you read it as either. Elements of the first are stronger for me, though. Four-five.]
fandom:kingsman  author:rageprufrock  pairing:eggsy/harry  rating:****.5  genre:afterthewar  genre:kink  kink:bdsm  content:infidelity 
april 2015 by thatspotonthe_t
The Signal, The Notice Given
Author's summary: They're both talking about betrayal, but different kinds.

Reccer's comments: One of the few fics that focuses on Captain Gregson, providing a character study and possible backstory to explain the tension between him and his former partner in "One Way to Get Off," 1x07. I love this episode for many reasons, and the uncertainty about what went wrong between Gregson and D'Amico in the past is one of them. The history imagined here complicates the mistrust between them, suggesting a reason why Gregson was so willing to be in denial about her actions then, not wanting to dwell on the principles he was considering betraying at the time. A nice little bonus is a cameo by Detective Javier Abreu (last seen in the pilot).

ETA: in response to a comment, I added Het to the Pairing label as such relationships are a topic of consideration
author:cand86  rating:g  fic_rec  character:inspector_gregson  character:javier_abreu  character:terry_d'amico  character:wade_crewes  content:infidelity  genre:gen  genre:het  verse:elementary 
april 2015 by 221B_Recs
So Keen a Sympathy
Author's Summary: “I should have gone with you,” Kate said, and I looked up to find her watching me. “We should have gone away and gotten that little house together.”

Reccer's Comments: This was the present I received for the most recent Holmestice.

Some time ago I'd read "The Man with the Twisted Lip", in which Kate Whitney appears. Since then I'd wondered about her past relationship with Mary (or at least I have always assumed that Mary is Watson's wife in the story), if it'd possibly gone further than a friendship. I'd prompted for something in this regard for this past Holmestice, and sanguinity delivered with a beautiful story.

I adore this little slice of domesticity, here. And there is SO. MUCH. LOVE. AND UNDERSTANDING. And there's a happy ending for all concerned.
author:sanguinity  rating:r  fic_rec  character:john_watson  character:kate_whitney  character:mary_morstan  content:classism  content:drug_use  content:infidelity  content:sexism  genre:established_relationship  genre:romance  genre:slash_f/f  genre:slash_m/m  pairing:jw/mary_morstan  pairing:mary_morstan/kate_whitney  pairing:sh/jw  verse:acd_books 
april 2015 by 221B_Recs
The Infinite Curse Of A Lonely Heart
Author's summary:
Sherlock watches his best friend get married and smiles on. John is the person he loves and that's what you do for the person you love.

Reccer's comments:
Basically, this is a story about "the road to hell is paved with best intentions". I read this story and immediately went to go stalk everything else she had written. If you end up liking this, I also suggest going over to read "Dress and Tie".

This is also a great fic for people who love a good Mycroft story. I think he's written so believably here.
author:Potrix  rating:r  fic_rec  character:harry_watson  character:holmes'_mother  character:inspector_lestrade  character:john_watson  character:mary_morstan  character:mycroft_holmes  character:original_character  character:sherlock_holmes  character:victor_trevor  content:addiction  content:drug_use  content:infidelity  content:parenthood  content:pining  content:ust  genre:angst  genre:first_time  genre:het  genre:slash_m/m  pairing:jw/mary_morstan  pairing:sh/jw  verse:sherlock_bbc 
april 2015 by 221B_Recs
In War series
Author's summary: Two weeks before Christmas, Sherlock is back from the hospital and John is there to take care of him. John is always there to take care of him. What Sherlock forgets sometimes is that occasionally, John needs to be taken care of, too.

Reccer's comments: This is a duet of two views of the same night at Baker Street, when John brings Sherlock home from the hospital after being shot. Either part would already be strong on its own, as is exemplified by the beauty of prose such as this:

They are a warm bay of heartbeats, pulsing at the shore. Capillaries and veins of currents that suck at their feet and drag them deeper. Deeper. John would stay here forever, waiting for the hurricane to descend. He thinks of Mary and remembers that storms used to be named after women. There was a reason for that, he thinks, but knows that's unfair. Thinks of the tsunami that is Sherlock, the long string of his disasters. John floating face down in his wake.

Taken together, though, the mini-series attains an extra dimension of depth and emotion. Especially fascinating is how each man appears so distant and controlled to the other, but when we see their point of view, we realize what an absolute mess each of them is. It packs a tough emotional punch, but the resolution makes it all worth it.

Contains infidelity and nonconsensual drug use.
author:ceywoozle  rating:r  fic_rec  character:john_watson  character:sherlock_holmes  content:drugs  content:hurt_sh  content:infidelity  content:non_con  content:ptsd  content:violence  genre:angst  genre:first_time  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:missing_scene  genre:romance  genre:slash_m/m  pairing:sh/jw  verse:sherlock_bbc 
april 2015 by 221B_Recs
Murder in the Family (Murder in the Family series)
Author's summary: Post Season 3, Mary Watson goes missing, and John has been keeping secrets from Sherlock.
Reccer's comments: This is a post-series 3 fic in which Mary's past catches up to her and everyone associated with her when John sets out on a one-man mission to eliminate everyone who poses a threat to his family. One thing I particularly liked about this was that so often in fics, John has a reactive role, but in this, he actually goes out and gets in trouble without Sherlock and that ends up being the catalyst for everything that follows.

The fic is also full of awesome things like Sherlock getting Valentine's Day right, a badass clown/bodyguard, John using his gun the way it was meant to, a mid-story twist that takes us down a completely unforeseen path, Sherlock taking heinous advantage of the situation, and lots and lots of love.
Despite all of that good stuff, it's really quite angsty and involves child endangerment. This fic also contains infidelity, but I thought it treated Mary fairly and redeems her by the end. Although, it's a bittersweet ending. Tissues might be good to have at hand. (No character death.)
author:OTP221B  rating:r  fic_rec  character:john_watson  character:mary_morstan  character:mrs_hudson  character:mycroft_holmes  character:sarah_sawyer  character:sherlock_holmes  content:amnesia  content:bamf_jw  content:hurt_jw  content:infidelity  content:kid_fic  content:marriage  content:post-fall  content:post-vow  content:violence  genre:angst  genre:case_fic  genre:established_relationship  content:fluff  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:romance  genre:slash_m/m  pairing:sh/jw  verse:sherlock_bbc 
april 2015 by 221B_Recs

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