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jezrana: All the While You Hold the Key
REC: Frank conceals his chronic illness so as not to jeopardise his arranged marriage to Gerard. Arranged marriage isn't a trope that holds much interest for me but I always like jezrana's historical AUs. They have a sort of gentleness and tenderness to them that I find very appealing, and this one was no exception. A sweet and quiet little story. (2011-12-11)
QUOTE: Frank woke alone the next morning, though when he passed a hand over the rumpled sheets next to him they were still slightly warm, suggesting Gerard hadn't left the bed very long ago. Glancing at the clock on the mantel, Frank saw it was almost ten o'clock. He felt all right, though, so it seemed the long sleep had been just what he needed.
He rose, found his dressing gown, and ventured out into the sitting room. Gerard was there, sprawled casually on a chaise lounge and writing in a journal held on his lap. He was also clad in a dressing gown, his hair sticking up wildly, his feet bare. The low table in front of the chaise held a breakfast tray, and there was a coffee cup perched precariously close to the edge of the table where Gerard could reach it more easily.
Gerard looked up when Frank entered the room, smiling brightly. "Good morning."
He made as if to get up, but Frank crossed the room first, taking Gerard's outstretched hand and bending to kiss him. It was another little moment like standing in the closet last night - here he was, kissing his husband good morning. Married.
Gerard shifted, pressing himself back against the cushion to make room, and tugged Frank down onto the chaise with him. Frank leaned against him comfortably, tucked into the curve of Gerard's body.
"Did you sleep well?" Gerard asked, brushing Frank's hair back from his cheek.
"Very," Frank said. "And certainly long enough."
"Well, it's not as though we had any need to rise in a hurry," Gerard pointed out, smiling. "I thought I might show you about the villa today, if you like, and we should put in an appearance at dinner, but other than that we can take our time."
He leaned in to press a kiss just below Frank's ear, and Frank shivered pleasantly. They stayed like that for a few more moments, until Frank pulled away to fix himself a cup of coffee and retrieve a sweet roll from the breakfast tray.
Gerard closed his journal and set it on the table, retrieved his own coffee cup, and settled back comfortably, drawing his legs up to make more room for Frank.
"I hope you'll like it here," he said, almost shyly, as if ‘here' was some modest cottage and not a grand villa. "Of course if you don't, we can live somewhere else. We can do whatever you like. And if you find there's anything that would make you more comfortable here, you must tell me." (10,430 words)
(also at http://archiveofourown.org/works/457360 & http://wordslinging.dreamwidth.org/21007.html )
author:jezrana  fandom:Bandom  beings:aristocrats  concept:ordinary.lives  condition:illness  relationship:marriage  smut:frottage  smut:blowjob  period:19th.century  setting:mansion/palace  geography:Europe:Italy  band:My.Chemical.Romance  pov:Frank  challenge:2011.Yo.Bro.That's.Sick  +length:medium.10k-20k  !meta:rec:fic  posted:2011-11  recced:2011-12  fic:category:slash  fic:genre:AU  fic:genre:character.study  pairing:Frank/Gerard(primary) 
december 2011 by turlough
theopteryx: A redrawn page of 'The Aventures of Gerard, Boy Princess...' comic (Gay Starfish 'verse)
REC: I love when theopteryx redraw things like this and gives us an opportunity to study how much her style has changed over the years. I could never decide which one I liked best, they're both absolutely wonderful in their own unique ways. (2011-09-18)
INFO: B/w comic of Frank and Gerard. AU.
artist:theopteryx  fandom:Bandom  beings:aristocrats  geography:Europe:Italy  band:My.Chemical.Romance  posted:2011-09  recced:2011-09  !meta:rec:art  universe:Gay.Starfish.verse  art:content:comic  art:technique:digital.art  art:content:redrawing  pairing:Frank/Gerard(primary) 
september 2011 by turlough
theopteryx: The Adventures of Gerard, Boy Princess of the Ocean, and Frank, the Italian Gentleman's Son Who Loves Him - Book 2 (Gay Starfish 'verse)
REC: The Comic is back and it's even better than the first book. The storyline is wonderful and sweet and hilarious and completely cracked-out and the art is absolutely fabulous. I love how expressive theopteryx's style is, the way she can capture emotion with just a few lines. (2009-01-04 & 2010-03-14)
INFO: B/w comic featuring MCR, FOB, PatD, MSI, and others. AU. (6 chapters, 93 pages)
artist:theopteryx  author:theopteryx  fandom:Bandom  activity:adoption  activity:baking  activity:drinking  activity:rescue  beings:aristocrats  beings:animals.squids  concept:ordinary.lives  occupation:baker/cook  occupation:hairdresser  things:Frank's.pornstache  relationship:established  relationship:UST  period:18th.century  setting:beach/lake/ocean  geography:Europe:Italy  band:My.Chemical.Romance  band:Fall.Out.Boy  band:Panic.at.the.Disco  band:Mindless.Self.Indulgence  pairing:Frank/Gerard(primary)  pairing:Lindsey/Jamia(secondary)  pairing:Gerard/Lindsey(secondary)  pairing:Frank/Jamia(secondary)  posted:2009-01  posted:2010-03  recced:2009-01  recced:2010-03  !meta:rec:art  !meta:rec:fic  beings:animals.whales  universe:Gay.Starfish.verse  fic:category:femslash  fic:category:het  fic:category:gen  fic:category:slash  fic:form:comic  fic:genre:AU  fic:genre:fluff  art:content:comic  art:technique:pens  !!FAVOURITE.ART 
march 2010 by turlough
bexless: Heaven Help Us (Unholy 'verse 3)
REC: The third and final story in the Unholy 'verse were everything that's been building up in the first two stories comes to a head. It's just as good as the previous stories if not even better. It's scary and intense and heartbreaking and completely absorbing and I really like how the happy ending isn't perfect - it couldn't be after what they've gone through - but still so very sweet and quietly happy. Bexless's writing is as fantastic as ever with first class characterisations and group dynamics, the way she writes demon-possessed Gerard is absolutely brilliant and her Frank is so wonderfully real, so angry and hopefull and hopeless, all at the same time. (2009-05-24)
QUOTE: Craig went off to see what he could do about the kids, and the rest of them settled down to a 'find the symbol' research session that proved ultimately fruitless.
"It's just not *anywhere*," Gerard said, slamming his book closed in frustration. "Why the *fuck* didn't we stay at the Vatican? The Cardinal could have figured this shit out in five minutes."
"Don't underestimate yourself," Mikey said.
Gerard shook his head. "I just wish I could remember. I mean, we have to assume I wasn't dead, right? People don't just come back from the dead."
"But you weren't breathing," Brian frowned. "Father, you had no pulse. They put you in a fucking body bag."
Gerard waved his hand. "People seem dead and then aren't all the time."
"On the Discovery Channel!" Ray said eagerly. "See, that's what I said."
Bob leaned forward. "So the real question is, where did you go when they lost your body, how did you find us in the street, and what the fuck did you do that sent the Hoods to the floor?"
"And why can't I *remember* any of it?" Gerard sighed and dropped his head into his hands. "This crap is so much easier to deal with when it's happening to someone else."
"You're telling me," said Frank.
Gerard looked up and studied Frank's face for a minute. "How did it not drive you crazy?" he said. "When it was you?"
Frank didn't know what to say. The truth was it did drive him crazy. It still did. He was starting to feel like it always would. "I don't know," he said eventually, not looking at anyone. "The show must go on, I guess."
Everyone was quiet for a minute. Then Brian said, "Look, why don't we take this back to basics."
Gerard frowned. "What do you mean?"
"Remember when it was Frank, and we had our first research session?" Everyone nodded. "Well, let's do that. Father, you'll make a list of things to look out for. We'll write them up when we find them, keep the categories separate, and maybe a pattern will start to emerge."
"I think that's a great idea," Ray said, "But can we call a time out first? I need some air or something."
"Me too," said Gerard and Mikey in unison, which made them both laugh.
"Maybe we can go for a walk in the grounds," Ray suggested.
Frank could have gone with them, but he was finding it difficult to be around Gerard, if he was totally honest. He just felt like there should be more, like something should have changed after everything that happened, but Gerard seemed much the same as he ever had, if a little more temperamental. Before, he'd felt like they were closer than they'd ever been - and he should have been expecting something to give, because it was driving them both out of their minds, but he would take it over this weirdness. (68,480 words)
author:bexless  fandom:Bandom  universe:Unholy.verse  activity:exorcism  beings:demons  concept:ordinary.lives  concept:religion  concept:char.death(temporary)  concept:magic  concept:supernatural  concept:possession  condition:injury  condition:PTSD  occupation:priest/monk  occupation:supernatural.investigator  occupation:wizard/witch  relationship:friendship  relationship:UST  smut:frottage  smut:blowjob  smut:fucking  geography:Europe:Italy  geography:US:Chicago  geography:US:New.Jersey  band:My.Chemical.Romance  band:The.Used  pairing:Frank/Gerard(primary)  pairing:Mikey/Ray(secondary)  pov:Frank  posted:2009-05  recced:2009-05  !meta:rec:fic  +length:long.50k-100k  fic:category:gen  fic:category:slash  fic:genre:angst  fic:genre:AU  fic:genre:horror  !!FAVOURITE.FIC 
may 2009 by turlough
coffeewordangel: Misplaced (Crack!verse 2)
REC: The second Crack!verse story, Mikey turns into a cat. Sweet and a little melancholic. (2008-10-12)
QUOTE: There was no proof that the cat was Mikey. It just happened to show up the same day Mikey disappeared, the same day Gerard went a little more insane than usual, threatening to call the Embassy and whatever Italian police were called and the president and NASA (although, what astronauts were going to do about a missing person Frank didn't know). Bob talked him down. Slowly, in that calm reassuring tone that seemed to work almost like hypnosis. Frank sometimes wondered if Bob studied ancient mind tricks in Tunisia or something before joining the band. It was Bob. Anything was possible. (1,350 words)
author:coffeewordangel  fandom:Bandom  universe:Crack.verse  activity:transformation.animate  beings:animals.cats  relationship:brothers  relationship:UST  setting:on.tour  geography:Europe:Italy  band:My.Chemical.Romance  pov:Frank  posted:2006-11  recced:2008-10  !meta:rec:fic  +length:short.1k-5k  fic:category:gen  fic:category:slash  fic:genre:fluff  pairing:Frank/Gerard(primary) 
october 2008 by turlough

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