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IRL And All Realities
The first time he picked up Gryffindor's sword he had been young and terrified. The second time he fumbled the hilt, he had still been young and he had still been terrified. The third time? He was not much older and no more prepared for the world he had just entered, nor for the enemy he will face in order to win this twisted game of life and death.
fanwork  fandom:SAO  Fandom:HP  pairing:Harry/Kirito  rating:pg-13  length:chaptered  type:prose  site:AO3  author:ozsia  quality:sunfish  extra:crossover  Extra:Game  extra:depression  extra:PTSD  extra:death  Extra:War  extra:friendship 
12 weeks ago by opalsong
Nice to Taste - xzombiexkittenx - Venom (Movie 2018) [Archive of Our Own]
Eddie doesn’t do well when he thinks the symbiote died in the fire.


He doesn’t tell Dan that suicide is the reason he’s in this mess in the first place. He didn’t go to the Golden Gate Bridge to throw Anne’s engagement ring into the water, he went there to throw himself but got distracted by Dr. Skirth’s messages and justice against Drake instead.
pairing:eddie/venom  author:xzombiexkittenx  extra:depression  extra:acceptance 
january 2019 by ant_for_smt
The One the Battles Always Choose
Eddie thinks a lot about ways to die. He always has. It's fine.

Except Anne doesn't agree with that assessment, and neither does Venom. (Dan mostly just wants Eddie to go a week without being hospitalized for any reason at all.)
fanwork  fandom:Venom  pairing:Eddie/Venom  rating:r  length:chaptered  type:prose  site:AO3  author:DiraSudis  quality:sunfish  extra:depression  extra:suicideThoughts  extra:healing 
december 2018 by opalsong
Bring Him Home - Chapter 1 - seventymilestobabylon - The Avengers (Marvel Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Tony misses Steve very badly after the Accords. Some days he deals with it better than other days.

(a fic featuring the booty call flip phone, minor kidnappings, and time jumps between chapters because the election has been happening and my brain has been too mush to make a proper plot)
pairing:steve/tony  author:seventymilestobabylon  extra:kidnapped  genre:h/c.indulgence  extra:pining  extra:depression 
march 2018 by ant_for_smt
Supply and Demand - astolat - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Sam folded his arms and glared at him. “Okay, you know what, now I’m starting to think you’re not even trying.”
-'what makes you happy' question and the answer is
pairing:steve/sam  author:astolat  extra:a+  genre:h/c.indulgence  extra:depression  extra:war.vet  extra:first.time  extra:virgin 
february 2018 by ant_for_smt
Thumb, Index, and Pinky Extended
Tony Stark is twenty-one when he loses his voice. It shouldn't matter, but in a world where the first words your Soulmate says to you are marked on your skin, it can be pretty damn annoying.
fanwork  fandom:avengers  pairing:tony/steve  rating:unrated  length:oneshot  type:prose  site:AO3  author:Eudoxia  quality:sunfish  extra:bond  extra:Linguistics!!!  extra:mute  extra:depression  extra:angst  extra:esteemissues 
december 2016 by opalsong
So It's Going
They managed to win the game somehow. He's not really sure of the details, but it's not all it's cracked up to be. He's stuck in an unfamiliar body with a thirteen year old little brother who's terrified of him.

Somehow, he is sure this is his fault.
fanwork  fandom:Homestuck  pairing:Dave/Karkat  pairing:Rose/Kanaya  rating:pg-13  length:series  type:prose  site:AO3  author:TGP  quality:sunfish  extra:postSBURB  extra:angst  extra:timeshenanigans  extra:depression  extra:bodyhorror  extra:Linguistics!!!  extra:flirting  extra:drinking  Extra:Abuse  extra:aftermath  extra:toPodfic  extra:wishList 
december 2016 by opalsong
>Dave: survive three years on this rock
Growing up on a flying meteor is hard work. You know this from experience.

TG: dude what is this piece of shit you just sent me

Well, it's a bit more than that.
fanwork  fandom:Homestuck  pairing:Dave/Karkat  pairing:Dave/Terezi  pairing:Rose/Kanaya  rating:pg-13  length:chaptered  type:prose  site:AO3  author:naive_wanderer  quality:sunfish  extra:friendship  extra:slowbuild  extra:depression  Extra:Abuse 
december 2016 by opalsong
Reciprocity - osprey_archer - Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV), Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Bucky had been treated like a thing for decades. It shouldn’t be a surprise that he’d learned to see other people that way.

Bucky's years as the Winter Soldier have stunted his empathy so badly that Steve's not sure Bucky is capable of emotional connection anymore. But Steve keeps trying anyway, and Bucky is happy to take advantage of that.
P.S. THIS!! this is how i think Bucky would act after years of dehumanizing torture. he wouldn't be a soft fluffy puppy. he would be high functioning sociopath. who needs to be loved. by steve.
Bookmarks_Bar  new  november_2016  pairing:steve/bucky  extra:torture  extra:brainwashing  extra:rape  extra:mental.illness  extra:panic.attacks  extra:depression  extra:betrayal  extra:crying  extra:recovery  extra:recovery.is.weird  extra:borderline.personality.disorder  extra:self-hatred  genre:heartbreak  extra:ambigous.morality  extra:freaks.in.love  extra:dehumanization  extra:unhealthy.relationships  extra:dub-con  extra:conditioning  extra:prison  extra:trash 
november 2016 by ant_for_smt
Female Cullen is married off to Hanar, an Avvar chief, in order to secure passage through the Frostback Basin. She struggles to come to grips with her new life as she become pregnant far earlier than expected, and struggles with the depression of being tossed aside as a pawn.

Slowly, she and Hanar find their way together, and Cullen finds a home.
fanwork  fandom:dragonage  pairing:Cullen/OC  rating:pg-13  length:chaptered  type:prose  site:AO3  author:Heronfem  extra:au  Extra:GenderBender  extra:slowbuild  extra:arrangedmarriage  extra:depression  Extra:Kid!Fic  Extra:Preg 
october 2016 by opalsong
Einherjar - Chapter 1 - thecommodore_squid - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
But Steve was fine.

Sure, he hadn’t seen Bucky in months, and sometimes he was at the punching bag so long that his skin started to peel off to expose the bones of his fingers, and sometimes he couldn’t find the energy to drag himself out of bed, and sometimes he went weeks without sleeping, and sometimes he thought about throwing himself head-first off the nearest tall structure, but he was fine.

He was absolutely, perfectly, one-hundred percent, fucking fine.

In which Steve learns how to deal with his shit, and Bucky learns how to stop leaving.
Bookmarks_Bar  new  september_2016  pairing:steve/bucky  extra:brooklyn.boys  extra:reali.life.is.messy  extra:cryo  extra:depression  extra:suicide!attempt  extra:brainwashing  extra:self.harm  extra:freaks.in.love  author:thecommodore_squid  extra:conditioning  extra:conditioning.breakdown  extra:trash 
september 2016 by ant_for_smt
Within, Without Supplemental
Supplemental material for the multi-chaptered Davekat fic Within, Without

Please access this only through links from the main fic!

I'm also not going to tag relationships or characters or anything else for this in an effort to avoid clogging up tags. I'll just be tagging for triggers.
fanwork  fandom:Homestuck  pairing:multiple  rating:r  length:chaptered  type:prose  site:AO3  author:reinkist  quality:sunfish  extra:sequel  extra:depression  extra:PTSD 
september 2016 by opalsong
Within, Without
Dave just wants to be left alone. What's the point of anything when what's broken can never be completely fixed?

This is the story of Dave Strider and Karkat Vantas, on the longest journey of their lives.
fanwork  fandom:Homestuck  pairing:Dave/Karkat  rating:r  length:chaptered  type:prose  site:AO3  author:reinkist  quality:sunfish  extra:depression  Extra:Abuse  extra:PTSD  extra:bisexual  extra:slowbuild 
september 2016 by opalsong
The truth is, Sherlock's coming apart at the seams. He needs—he needs, but they can't all dance.

The truth is, they need just as much, just as desperately. The truth is, he hides far too well, and they're clever, they are, but they're blind: they're not him.

And the truth is: John and Mary don't see until it may be too damned late.

Episode Spoilers for 3.02: The Sign of Three.
fanwork  fandom:Sherlock  pairing:Sherlock/John/Mary  rating:r  length:chaptered  type:prose  site:AO3  author:hitlikehammers  quality:salamander  Extra:Threesome/Moresome  extra:poly  extra:PTSD  extra:negotiation  extra:FixIt  extra:depression 
december 2015 by opalsong

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