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The Grand Master of Daemonic Cultivation - Chapter 1 - FayJay - 魔道祖师 - 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī - Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]
So on Twitter I mentioned I’d love to read a daemon AU of MDZS.

And Kim said “Daemon fic - can you IMAGINE what WWX's daemon has gone through?!?!?”

And I didn’t really get it, until she added:

“I'm actually thinking more along the lines that with cultivators, daemons are linked to their golden core.

so.”

And then I burst into tears. Because how could Jiang Cheng not know his “new” daemon was Wei Wuxian’s? And how could WWX hide his own loss? And a whole new world of knives unfolded before me, so here is a window into that AU, through a series of vignettes, as posted on Twitter.

With thanks to those who were reading and responding on Twitter along with me.
Medium:fanfic  fandom:mdzs  pairing:lwj/wwx  length:1000-4999words  author:fayjay  rating:fivestars  trope:daemons 
2 days ago by ifshehadwings
a stone to break your soul, a song to save it - Chapter 1 - rikke - 魔道祖师 - 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī - Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]
When the entire cultivation world turns against Wei WuXian, Jiang Cheng comes up with a plan to save him and arranges a marriage between his brother and the Second Jade of Lan, Lan WangJi.
Medium:fanfic  fandom:mdzs  pairing:lwj/wwx  length:>100Kwords  author:rikke  rating:fivestars  trope:arrangedmarriage  trope:pining  trope:canondivergence 
4 days ago by ifshehadwings
good for the soul - singingtomysoul - Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett [Archive of Our Own]
The demon raises an eyebrow in an unnaturally perfect arch. "Not really my purview, is it, confession?"

"You'll think it's funny. Well, you might." The corners of his mouth turn up, nervously, though there's that look in his eyes - a combination of warmth and weight that tugged at Crowley even before he knew what it meant. He's still not sure what to do with it, even after all this time.

"Angel," he begins, "you don't have to-"

"For the longest time, you see, I worried it was a - I think it's called a long game."
 

Aziraphale doesn't feel guilty, for once, but has some things to confess.

Crowley doesn't think he has guilt, and doesn't plan to confess anything. On both counts, he's wrong.
Medium:fanfic  fandom:goodomens  pairing:aziraphale/crowley  author:singingtomysoul  length:1000-4999words  rating:fivestars  trope:confession 
july 2019 by ifshehadwings
An Assembly Such as This - Chapter 1 - lady_ragnell - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
In which Miss Antonia Stark finds herself sponsor and mentor of Miss Lucy Banner at the behest of the Fury, meets a mysterious American officer, and the fortunes of the brothers Odinson are discussed extensively.

A Regency romance AU.
Medium:fanfic  fandom:mcu  pairing:steve/tony  rating:fivestars  author:lady_ragnell  length:20K-49Kwords  trope:regency  trope:historicalau  trope:rule63 
january 2019 by ifshehadwings
Bend Around the Wind - Chapter 1 - Scyllaya - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
A few months after the battle of New York the God Loki appears back on Stark Tower under chaotic circumstances. This time however he is on the run. Tony Stark gets caught up in the crossfire and is taken along with the Aesir. Can the two of them ever make truce in order to get away? And even if they do, how does one escape from such a dark corner of the universe, when they are so very far away from the Nine Realms, that not even Loki knows the way back home. But first, they need to survive.
Medium:fanfic  fandom:mcu  pairing:loki/tony  rating:fivestars  length:>100Kwords  author:scyllaya  trope:foundfamily  trope:enemiestolovers  trope:enemiestofriends  trope:enemiestofriendstolovers  trope:space  trope:epicspaceopera  trope:adventure 
november 2018 by ifshehadwings
freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose - synecdochic - Stargate Atlantis [Archive of Our Own]
Because the meaning of life is "do the next thing", and we all carry the seeds of the past into our future. Futurefic, Rodney-centric.

There is a gravestone in Arlington National Cemetery. It sits watch over an empty grave, and there is a vine with small blue flowers, one the gardeners can't identify from any book, twining up its side.//

I have pretty consistently cited this as the best fanfic I've ever read, regardless of fandom. It's ... nothing like most of what I read. But it's so beautiful, and so utterly unique that I keep coming back to it. It's very grounded in the actual world of SGA and yet at the same time transcends it. It's desperately sad and beautifully hopeful. I have never read it and not cried. It's about grieving and loss and how you never "get over it" but you do learn how to move on and "do the next thing."

Warning for major character death prior to the start of the story.
Medium:fanfic  fandom:sga  pairing:john/rodney  pairing:john/rodney(past)  author:synecdoche  rating:fivestars  length:10K-19Kwords  trope:loss  trope:grief  trope:teaching  trope:foundfamily 
november 2018 by ifshehadwings
Sheppard's Law - Speranza - Stargate Atlantis [Archive of Our Own]
This is the story of...John Sheppard's whole life, and it takes about forty years to tell. *facepalm* No, seriously; I apparently need to keep building John up from scratch. //

The one where John gets put in a, uh, bad luck box and essentially has to live his whole life over, except that anything that can go wrong will go wrong, and if he dies in the box he dies in real life. So Rodney has to help him. It's weird and great and one of my all time faves.
Medium:fanfic  fandom:sga  pairing:john/rodney  length:20K-49Kwords  rating:fivestars  trope:timetravel  trope:timeshenanigans  trope:slowburn  author:speranza 
november 2018 by ifshehadwings
You Once Said If We Were Careful - callmejude - Captain America (Movies) RPF [Archive of Our Own]
“And you’ve never done this before?”
Something tingles at the base of Sebastian’s spine. He shakes his head.
“Hm. I find that surprising,” Chris says thoughtfully. “You’re very obedient.”
“Jesus,” Sebastian mumbles.

----
Chris offers something Sebastian doesn't realize he needs. Someone to take care of him. Someone to keep him in line. Sebastian is instantly addicted, and Chris is willing to give him anything he wants, as long as he asks.
Medium:fanfic  fandom:mcu  fandom:mcucast  pairing:chris/sebastian  author:callmejude  length:50K-99Kwords  rating:fivestars  trope:subdrop  trope:bdsm  trope:obediencekink  trope:hurtcomfort  trope:safewords 
june 2018 by ifshehadwings
To the One I've Sinned Against - Chapter 1 - Dira Sudis (dsudis) - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
He knelt, touched his fingers to forehead, chest, left shoulder, right, and said more words than the soldier could ever remember speaking together.
 
They came in a well-worn fluent rush, easier than any post-mission report: "Bless me Father, for I have sinned. It has been a long time since my last confession."
Medium:fanfic  fandom:mcu  fandom:captainamerica  pairing:bucky/steve  length:20K-49Kwords  rating:fivestars  author:dsudis  trope:religion  trope:confession  trope:1940s  trope:flashback  trope:postwintersoldier  trope:rigidformat 
may 2018 by ifshehadwings
The Act of Creation Will Be Your Salvation - Chapter 1 - scifigrl47 - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
When Tony Stark was seventeen years old, he built his first AI. On that day, he ceased to be his father's creation, and became a creating force in his own right.

That one act likely saved his life, and not always in the most obvious ways.
Medium:fanfic  fandom:mcu  pairing:steve/tony  rating:fivestars  author:scifigirl47  length:50K-99Kwords  character:dummy  character:jarvis  trope:bots  trope:artificialintelligence  trope:robots  trope:angst  trope:peoplefindingoutthings  trope:hurtcomfort  series:talesofthebots 
may 2018 by ifshehadwings
Falling - Chapter 1 - KPP (mad2Bhere) - Thor (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
In which Thor has visions, Loki has issues and the two of them are completely unable to have a serious conversation without it resulting in some sort of physical confrontation.

 

Loki stares at him in a way he has not looked at Thor in centuries. There is so much awe and adoration in his gaze that Thor feels a little self-conscious. For years Thor has not been able to surprise or impress Loki in any way, but now here they are. He has forgotten how good that feels, how much he missed this.
But then Thor has to open his mouth and ruin it all.

One second before Loki lets go of the spear, Thor knows.

He knows, he sees what will happen if his brother falls. He sees Loki dying, once, twice, thrice – and each time the loss cuts deeper. He sees their mother, sees her gown stained by her own blood, sees her soul ascending to the stars. He sees their father slumped on his throne, old and tired and broken by grief.

And then he sees himself, standing amidst shield brothers both old and new, sees himself fighting, feasting, laughing. He sees himself sitting on his father's throne, and feels secure in the knowledge that the realms will be at peace. He sees Jane by his side.

It is his worst nightmare, and at the same time it is everything he has ever wanted.

And he will not have it.
Medium:fanfic  fandom:mcu  fandom:thor  pairing:loki/thor  length:50K-99Kwords  author:kpp  rating:fivestars  trope:precognition  trope:incest  trope:lokifalls  trope:siblings  trope:fights 
may 2018 by ifshehadwings
Dog inside the heart - Chapter 1 - thebookhunter - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Thor and Loki are the children of a dynasty of great actors. Their mother Frigga is a grande dame of the stage and muse of the finest European movie directors, their father Odin is going down in history as the Lawrence Olivier of his time.

Thor and Loki are following on their steps, with everything to prove, to themselves and to the world.

But as they become dragged under the public eye, so does their past, full of secrets and lies.

There are things that not even Thor can protect Loki from.
Medium:fanfic  fandom:thor  fandom:mcu  pairing:loki/thor  length:>100Kwords  author:thebookhunter  rating:fivestars  genre:au  trope:actors  trope:theyhavehistory  trope:depression  trope:prostitution  trope:stripping  trope:psychward  trope:misunderstandings  trope:slowburn  trope:incest  trope:comingout  trope:peoplefindingoutthings  trope:angst 
may 2018 by ifshehadwings
Wild Ambition Fortune's Ice Prefers - Chapter 1 - amberfox17 - Thor (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
When Thor went storming into Jotunheim he was looking to start a fight, but accidently winds up a pawn in Odin and Laufey's plans for a permanent peace between the realms; namely, in exchange for the return of the Casket of Ancient Winters, Laufey is offering his firstborn child Loki, the Aesir-sized sorcerer, in marriage to Thor. Such a momentous decision is not to be taken lightly, so Odin sends Thor to live on Jotunheim - without Mjolnir - for a season with Loki, to get to know his prospective consort and to teach the wilful prince some diplomatic sense. Thor is horrified, his parents are insistent and no-one really knows what Loki is thinking, but he hasn't stopped smiling...
Or, a jotun AU arranged marriage worldbuilding fic, featuring a confused Thor, a manipulative bastard Loki, Jotunheim politics, a slow burn developing relationship and a motley arrangement of characters from Marvel and myth.//

SUPERB worldbuilding
Medium:fanfic  fandom:thor  fandom:mcu  pairing:loki/thor  author:amberfox17  length:>100Kwords  rating:fivestars  trope:jotunloki  trope:jotunheim  trope:mythology  trope:asgardianpolitics  trope:arrangedmarriage  trope:marriageofconvenience  trope:culturaldifferences  trope:enemiestolovers  trope:misunderstandings  trope:secrets  trope:scheming  trope:magic  trope:peoplefindingoutthings 
may 2018 by ifshehadwings
The Unwinding of Loki - Chapter 1 - dvs - Thor (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Unsure of his place on Asgard, Loki runs away to Midgard.

Wherever the fates lead us let us follow - Virgil//

Loki & Thor are betrothed to cement the alliance with Jotunheim, but everything goes to shit and Loki runs away to Midgard where he runs into the Avengers.
Medium:fanfic  fandom:mcu  fandom:thor  fandom:avengers  pairing:loki/thor  length:50K-99Kwords  author:dvs  rating:fivestars  trope:asgardianpolitics  trope:marriageofconvenience  trope:marriage  trope:lokirunsaway  trope:lokitoearth  trope:avengerloki 
may 2018 by ifshehadwings
Party of One - Chapter 1 - usedupshiver - Iron Man - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
As if being stood up by a date wasn't strange enough, Tony ends the night by accidentally blowing the cover of Loki, gone into hiding.

Can a tense truce turn into some sort of understanding? Does a mighty hero trying to cope with everyday life, and a villain in human clothing, have anything in common?
Medium:fanfic  fandom:mcu  genre:gen  character:loki  character:tonystark  trope:friendship  trope:secretidentity  author:usedupshiver  length:10K-19Kwords  rating:fivestars 
may 2018 by ifshehadwings
Raising Hybrid Puppies - Chapter 1 - JayEz - Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) [Archive of Our Own]
When Tony saunters into the coffee shop, he never expected to meet Peter Parker, the incredibly hot barista with a brilliant mind and a passion for engineering only rivaled by Tony’s own. Tony always gets what he wants – which is pushing Peter up against the counter and making sure he forgets his own name.

But he can’t.

Because Peter’s sixteen.

~*~

A non-powered Tony/Peter coffee shop AU with billionaire Tony and working-class, teenage Peter. Also, Toomes has a bakery and somehow Last Week Tonight is a genuine plot point.//

The one where Peter sues the DA ... or something :P
Medium:fanfic  fandom:mcu  pairing:peter/tony  rating:fivestars  author:jayez  length:>100Kwords  trope:coffeeshop  warning:underage  trope:court  trope:secretrelationship  trope:ptsd  trope:highschool  trope:press  trope:media  trope:secrets  trope:peoplefindingoutthings  trope:recklesstony 
may 2018 by ifshehadwings
Off the Record - Chapter 1 - goddamnhella - The Avengers (Marvel) - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
It started with a message, a late-night visit, and a God of Mischief in Tony's bed. A story of trust, trickery, unwilling aid and inevitable attraction.//

The one where they have a secret relationship and then it all goes to hell. And then eventually gets better.
Medium:fanfic  fandom:mcu  fandom:avengers  pairing:loki/tony  author:goddamnhella  length:>100Kwords  rating:fivestars  trope:secretrelationship  trope:secrets  trope:peoplefindingoutthings  trope:enemiestolovers  trope:amora  trope:avengersmansion  trope:misunderstandings 
may 2018 by ifshehadwings

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