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1994 - spqr - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Tony goes blonde for a few months.

She isn’t nuts about it, but Steve and Bucky really seem to hate it, which is a good selling point. The press are convinced it's the beginning of a mental break.

They might not be totally wrong.
marvel  mcu  au  girl!tony  bucky_steve_tony  bucky_steve  angst  insecurity 
8 days ago by bekap
limpet - spqr - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Last summer, Tony stole one of Bucky’s sweaters.

It’s green, dark green, with thin navy stripes. It was too big on Bucky, so on Tony it’s almost comical. Except it’s not funny at all, the way Bucky’s stomach swoops when he sees him in it.
marvel  mcu  bucky_tony  protective!bucky  steve  natasha  angst  insecurity  au  modernau 
8 days ago by bekap
honest means of travel - spqr - Kingsman (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Roxy’s hand moves gently down the side of his face. He lets his eyes slip closed. “You told me you loved them,” she murmurs.

Eggsy huffs, and sinks deeper into the pillows. “Yeah,” he says. “It don’t matter, though. I’m used to carin’ more about people than they do about me.”
kingsman  eggsy_harry_merlin  roxy  angst  insecurity  hurt!eggsy 
8 days ago by bekap
Guard Your Eggshell Heart - letsgostealafandom - Leverage [Archive of Our Own]
Parker had a theory, and her theory was this: it made Eliot really happy when they noticed the things he did for them. It made Eliot happy when they made sure he knew they noticed the things he did for them. And when Eliot thought they didn't notice, it made him- not unhappy, but something worse, something like he knew that was all he could expect from anyone and he'd resigned himself to it a while back. Once she'd noticed it, she couldn't stop, and the realization of how often they took Eliot for granted made her stomach twist uncomfortably.
leverage  parker_eliot_hardison  parker_hardison  angst  insecurity  praisekink  postseries  misunderstanding 
8 days ago by bekap
Your Heart on Your Skin - zade - Les Misérables - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
Takes the trope of soulmate tattoos, twines in flower language, and adds the caveat that you bloom not just for your soulmate, but for every important moment of your life.

This fic successfully takes a fairly simple trope and worldbuilds it into something layered and deep with sense and delicious detail, with friendship as a focus and heartbreaking emotions. AKA: what more could I ask for?
au  wonderful.characterisation  au:otherjobs:tattoo.artist  au:school/college  banter/snark  beautiful  drunk!character  FAVORITE  fic  first.time/get.together  flangst  friendship  high!character/drug.use  insecurity  intense  interesting  p:3:jbm  les.mis:grantaires.shitty.self-esteem  les.mis:modern!au  les.miserables  les.mis:bff!eponine  long  marius/cosette  minor.background.pairings  muchlove  oh.my.heart  one-shot  p:combeferre/eponine  p:enjolras/grantaire  pg-13  pining  romance/love  sick/injured  slash  stupid.boys.in.love  sweet  tearjerker  mental.illness:depression  world.building  les.mis:enjolras.was.a.charming.young.man.etc  trope:soulmate.tattoos  trope:soulmate.au  warning:substance.abuse 
20 days ago by fromwhereoncewas
torakowalski: Won't You Please (Leave Your Mark On Me)
Clint really likes handcuffs; he’s just not sure how to tell Phil that. Which is a problem since they’ve been sleeping together for a few months now.
fic  avengers  marvel  slash  clint/coulson  smut  bdsm  bondage  insecurity  <20K  +2012-07 
21 days ago by spatz
dance_across: Lifeline
Wade and Vanessa have a Real Adult Conversation. With nudity!
fic  deadpool  marvel  het  wade/vanessa  postcanon  insecurity  <5K  +2016-03 
5 weeks ago by spatz
blackeyedgirl: Best Practices in Workplace Relationships
Someone is sitting at the desk outside his office.
Mark comes to stand by the desk. “Do I know you?”
He is given a quietly appraising look. The man stands and offers Mark his hand. “Eduardo Saverin. You’re supposed to be interviewing me.”

Written for a prompt at the kinkmeme: They meet when Mark's already a billionaire and Eduardo is his new personal assistant.
fic  socialnetwork  slash  mark/eduardo  au  firstmeetings  insecurity  <30K  +2012-07 
7 weeks ago by spatz
NYT: How dare Ricky Gervais joke about Caitlyn Jenner?, by Steve Sailer - The Unz Review
There’s a NYT article from the 80s that references a study of effeminate boys that expressed interest in being a girl, 80% of them grew out of it as an adult. Not only did they no longer want to be a girl but they weren’t homosexual.
gender  insecurity  evidence  quote 
8 weeks ago by elev8

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