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Traveling Far - astolat - Game of Thrones (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
So they start out with Brienne still keeping Jaime prisoner and end up a happy little family. This is a delight and I wibble at this fic.
gameofthrones  brienne/jaime  AU-canon-divergence  dub/non-con  sexual-tension  developing-relationship  author:astolat  rating:nc-17 
8 days ago by nyx
Handle with Care by winterhill
It’s not exactly a secret that Bond and Q are dating. Most people in the agency give Bond the shovel talk; everyone who doesn’t gives Q the “are you sure you know what you’re doing?” talk. Q and Bond ignore them all and have a lovely time, right up until an exploding pen explodes.
jamesbond  bond/q  developing-relationship  fluff  hurt/comfort  humour  author:winterhill  rating:pg-13 
14 days ago by nyx
A is for Arrogance by winterhill
Q is fucking marvellous on a good day, and Bond wants to learn how to use a computer. Or, Q is an arrogant little shit most of the time, but Bond’s noticed he’s not quite so confident after Silva. Spoilers for Skyfall.
jamesbond  bond/q  banter  developing-relationship  author:winterhill  rating:pg-13 
14 days ago by nyx
A Young Radical's Guide to Love - Chapter 1 - blamebrampton - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Memories of the war are still fresh, which is all the excuse Decent People need to do appalling things. In this quietly waged conflict, Draco Malfoy is happy to be on the right side of things for once, and even happier to find he’s not alone.
hp  draco/harry  future!fic  developing-relationship  plotty  drama  romance  author:blamebrampton  rating:pg-13 
may 2016 by nyx
Unseen - astolat - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Harry started wearing the cloak in desperation at first. He thought a couple of weeks after the war would’ve done it, and the press did back off a little, but that was when ordinary people started pushing in. They waylaid him on the way to the Department of Aurors, they came up to him in shops, they stood outside in the street on Grimmauld Place and waited for him to come out. He didn’t know what they even wanted from him. Half of them only told him thanks and shook his hand, but some of those kept coming back every so often, as if they needed another dose. Others wanted photographs of him and didn’t ask before taking them, flashbulb lights going off in his face, and others wanted to show him photos of other people that Voldemort and the Death Eaters had killed, and others wanted to tell him all about what they’d done to help, which generally didn’t seem to be a lot, when you actually let them get down to it, and they’d talk longer and longer the less they’d done.
hp  draco/harry  future!fic  first-time  developing-relationship  character-focus  author:astolat  rating:r 
april 2016 by nyx
a thing with feathers - hazel - Devil's Cub - Georgette Heyer [Archive of Our Own]
It’s 8am on a Sunday morning and Mary Challoner is desperately afraid her sister is going to make a fool of herself.

Meanwhile, Dominic Alastair doesn’t believe that the social hierarchy defines anyone, which is why he’s always careful to smile and say thanks whenever someone does anything for him.
heyer  devilscub  dominic/mary  AU-contemporary  character-focus  humour  developing-relationship  author:hazel  rating:nc-17 
march 2016 by nyx
All Our Secrets Laid Bare - Chapter 1 - firethesound - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Over the six years Draco Malfoy has been an Auror, four of his partners have turned up dead. Harry Potter is assigned as his newest partner to investigate just what is going on.
hp  draco/harry  future!fic  developing-relationship  mystery  drama  first-time  author:firethesound  rating:nc-17 
february 2016 by nyx
Reparatio - Anonymous - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Draco snorted. “I’m not reduced to penury. I want something considerably beyond money, and I rather think you’re the only one can give it to me.”

“You want the Invisibility Cloak,” Harry said, flatly. He’d half expected as much; it was the only thing he had that Draco could want—

“Don’t be stupid, Potter,” Draco said. “I want my reputation back.”

|| This was so, so good when I first read it when the author was still anonymous and trying to figure out who wrote it. I'm kicking myself for not figuring it was astolat.
hp  draco/harry  future!fic  fake/pretend-relationship  developing-relationship  humour  misunderstandings  author:astolat  rating:nc-17 
february 2016 by nyx
Any Instrument - Chapter 1 - dicta_contrion - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Draco Malfoy wouldn't go back to England for anything less than an exceptional case. Being asked to figure out why Harry Potter can't control his magic might be exceptional enough to qualify.

|| Pretty good slow build fic with good plot development. There's a ridiculously hot scene rife with sexual tension were they barely even touch which only makes it even hotter.
hp  draco/harry  future!fic  developing-relationship  drama  mystery  angst  first-time  sexual-tension  author:dicta_contrion  rating:nc-17  thingsilike 
february 2016 by nyx
The Politician's Wife - Chapter 1 - pir8fancier - Harry Potter - Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
This story is set twenty-three years after the fall of Voldemort. Our main characters are Ministry employees, middle-aged, and the majority of them not very happy
hp  draco/hermione  future!fic  character-focus  drama  infidelity  developing-relationship  author:pir8fancier  rating:r 
february 2016 by nyx
Timeshare - astolat - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
“It’s not for long,” Hermione said. “By the time we get back to Hogwarts, the Unfettering Brew will be ready.”

“Listen to you!” Ron said. “He’s got to get through a month with the Dursleys and a month at Malfoy Manor. With Draco Malfoy.”

“Yeah, thanks,” Harry said, because he hadn’t just spent the last week contemplating just how much more horrible his summer holidays were about to be than they’d ever been before.

|| astolat writing HP again! And it's a bonding fic!
hp  draco/harry  AU-canon-divergence  bonding  developing-relationship  author:astolat  rating:r 
january 2016 by nyx
Mondays - MaggieMay - Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Craig movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Bond is a honey-trap, and Q has never enjoyed feeling sticky. It occurs to him more than once that shagging it out of his system might be the best medicine: he’s fairly sure Bond wouldn’t be too difficult to convince, if the man’s reputation’s to be believed.

Where Bond is concerned, Q has learned quickly that rumours about him do tend to be founded in truth.
jamesbond  bond/q  first-time  developing-relationship  author:maggiemay  rating:nc-17 
december 2015 by nyx
By No Ordinary Means of Communication - laughtershock - Skyfall (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Q can’t help but wonder how, exactly, his life has come to this.

(The one where Bond discovers post-it notes, Q discovers how not to talk about feelings, and together, they fight crime make things far more complicated than necessary.)
jamesbond  bond/q  developing-relationship  first-time  banter  author:laughtershock  rating:nc-17 
december 2015 by nyx
Doing the Lambeth Walk - blamebrampton - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
There are only three traditional choices for the cashed-up hero after victory. Harry Potter is too young to settle down and provide the wizarding world with a happy ending, and has too acute a sense of humour to spiral downwards into a spectacular flame-out. That leaves a life of good works. Choosing to lead it in Muggle Brixton comes with its own set of challenges, including Malfoys in the biscuit aisle.
hp  draco/harry  character-focus  developing-relationship  drama  author:blamebrampton  rating:pg-13 
september 2015 by nyx
Street Sweepers, Night Watchmen, Flame Keepers - Deepdarkwaters, thekookster - Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry survived V-Day - because of course he did - but not all the Kingsman agents were so lucky. With the world still going to shit and the worst staff shortage since the organisation began, Merlin calls a group of retired agents back to their posts to help out while he trains the new recruits.

Featuring snowball fights, banter, innuendo, handsome old men, lady scientists, secrets in walking sticks, Harry’s appalling crush, thumbnails of bigger pictures, a pastede on plot crammed in around all the flirting which is really just an excuse for me to write a silly sword fight, and an old bet from 1986 that’s still not been decided.
kingsman  eggsy/harry  future!fic  developing-relationship  humour  first-time  friendship  author:deepdarkwaters  rating:nc-17 
august 2015 by nyx
AT THE SAME STARS - Chapter 1 - spicyshimmy - Star Trek, Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
First Officer Spock of the USS Enterprise is part of the away team that discovers the survivors of Tarsus IV. Captain Pike assigns him to the curious case of James Tiberius Kirk, who steals one of Spock's sweaters. There were no sufficient Vulcan poetics to describe the emptiness of the colony as it was found on the morning of stardate 2249.43. The fully-completed residential sector was neither ugly nor beautiful but simply remote; a hollow landscape of metal alloys and sensible architecture, with determined vegetation growing alongside the support beams. They did not flower.

|| This is a really good AU where Spock and Kirk take about fifty million years to get together, mostly because it takes about thirty million years for Spock to buy a clue about his and Kirk's feelings for one another.
startrekxi  kirk/spock  AU-canon-divergence  developing-relationship  character-focus  first-time  jealousy  romance  friendship  hurt/comfort  author:spicyshimmy  rating:r  thingsilike 
july 2015 by nyx
All Life is Yours to Miss - Chapter 1 - Saras_Girl - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Professor Malfoy's world is contained, controlled, and as solitary as he can make it, but when an act of petty revenge goes horribly awry, he and his trusty six-legged friend are thrown into Hogwarts life at the deep end and must learn to live, love and let go.
hp  draco/harry  future!fic  developing-relationship  character-focus  first-time  author:saras_girl  rating:r 
june 2015 by nyx
Counting Down to Another Day - recrudescence - Inception (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
It’s not that he trusts Eames completely or anything that ridiculous. It’s just that they’ve worked together before, know each other more than peripherally, and it’s sometimes good to have a familiar face around while Cobb goes even more off the rails and off the grid.Written as part of dream_holiday for eternalsojourn, who asked for something rated NC-17 with lots of kissing and making out and possibly a massage.

Contains brief references to torture and termination of a pregnancy, but is actually fluffy like a poodle. Thank you to Lurrel for lending a hand.Also, because I'm a chronic double-dipper, I drew some inspiration from this prompt from the kink meme.

Notes: Sweet and sexy. Kissing/cuddling based fic that is grounded, without feeling like a rom-com or a cheese factory.
fandom:inception  rated:explicit  relationship:arthur/eames-(inception)  author:recrudescence  developing-relationship  kissing  cuddling  fluff 
june 2015 by creativename
Lions and Tigers - Starlingthefool - Inception (2010), Calvin & Hobbes [Archive of Our Own]
What were you like as a kid?” Eames asks him.“Quiet,” Arthur says. “I lived in my head a lot. You?”
“I did too,” Eames replies. “Only I was never quiet about it.”
A story about growing up, sort of.

The thought pounced on me in the midst of a boring day at work: Eames is who Calvin grew up to be.I have no excuses for my brain sometimes, but the thought was entertaining enough, so I decided to try and turn it into a fic. It grew into kind of a monster. I had planned on it being short and sweet and whimsical. Instead, it became an 8000 word story about both growing up and beginning a relationship, both of which can be pretty bittersweet. I tried to keep some of the sweetness and silliness (because youth is finite, but immaturity can last forever), but temper it with the reality of growing up and losing one's innocence. (And sometimes, losing someone you love. I had a private freakout about killing off Calvin's dad, whom I have major love for, but it was necessary for the story. I'M SORRY.)The thought has occurred to me that I might be taking my own fanfiction a bit too seriously. Oh well. Hope you enjoyed.Also, the title is the same as a Sleater-Kinney song that I listened to a lot while editing this. It seemed sort-of appropriate, so I ganked it for the title.ETA: The picture that Eames is drawing after they first hook up is based on this strip, which I remember reading somewhere is based on the old Krazy Kat cartoons.

Notes: Managed to capture Eames & Arthur's personalities perfectly, while also capturing Calvin's personality and history perfectly as well. This is a wonderfully adult story for being based off such a whimsical idea.
fandom:inception  fandom:calvin-&-hobbes  rated:mature  relationship:arthur/eames-(inception)  author:starlingthefool  developing-relationship  origin-story 
june 2015 by creativename

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