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Sacrament - by Yahtzee - fandom X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men - All Media Types, X-Men (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
From the author's summary:

It's still the early 1960s. Charles grew up devoutly religious, went to seminary and took orders.

And for the few years he's been a priest, he's been a good one. He coordinates volunteering and assistance for several charities in New York City, where his parish is, and doesn't mind the life of poverty he leads ...

Then he meets Erik Lehnsherr, the devout Jew and Holocaust survivor who runs that other charity, who is so fiercely protective of his charges that it moves Charles' heart ...

Charles has powers - he just doesn't know it.

[You might assume this is fetish fuel, but no. It's a tender, thoughtful story of love and faith. Bittersweet but not tragic. -L]
x-men  fanfic  slash  nsfw  charles/erik  author.Yahtzee  rec.all_fanfic  rec.flawless  rec.insightful  via:lorem_ipsum 
january 2012 by talitha78
Sacrament - by Yahtzee - fandom X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men - All Media Types, X-Men (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
From the author's summary:

It's still the early 1960s. Charles grew up devoutly religious, went to seminary and took orders.

And for the few years he's been a priest, he's been a good one. He coordinates volunteering and assistance for several charities in New York City, where his parish is, and doesn't mind the life of poverty he leads ...

Then he meets Erik Lehnsherr, the devout Jew and Holocaust survivor who runs that other charity, who is so fiercely protective of his charges that it moves Charles' heart ...

Charles has powers - he just doesn't know it.

[You might assume this is fetish fuel, but no. It's a tender, thoughtful story of love and faith. Bittersweet but not tragic. -L]
x-men  fanfic  slash  nsfw  charles/erik  author.Yahtzee  rec.all_fanfic  rec.flawless  rec.insightful 
january 2012 by lorem_ipsum
penknife: Closer
Jean wishes sometimes that she could just have sex with Scott without having him in her head.

[Short and to the point.]
fanfic  scott_summers.jean_grey  x-men  charles/erik  sfw  author.penknife  rec.all_fanfic  rec.flawless  rec.insightful 
january 2012 by lorem_ipsum
Offerings - Raven (singlecrow) - Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold [Archive of Our Own]
Author's Summary: Some things, animal, vegetable, mineral, embarrassing, intangible, literary, priceless, that Gregor received as gifts while Emperor of Barrayar.
vorkosigan  fanfic  gen  sfw  author.raven  rec.all_fanfic  rec.flawless  rec.insightful 
october 2011 by lorem_ipsum
Shed Your Skin - Penknife - X-Men: First Class (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
She's been living here for less than a year, and neither of them has stopped being fascinated by the idea that there's someone else in the world like them.

[Needs more of an ending but otherwise lovely. -L]
x-men  gen  fanfic  mystique  author.penknife  rec.all_fanfic  rec.insightful 
october 2011 by lorem_ipsum
threeturn: Fic: Rhapsody in Blue (1/2)
"Easy for you to say, look at you." Raven waved generally in the direction of his face. "Handsome. You blend right in."

"Blending doesn't help, Raven," said Erik. "They find you anyway."

[So. Bodyswap and humor, but not crack. When I see a story with this title, I always want it to be awesome and smart and awesome. This is. -L]
x-men  fanfic  slash  charles/erik  raven/angel  author.threeturn  rec.all_fanfic  rec.flawless  rec.insightful 
september 2011 by lorem_ipsum
Anthem for Doomed Youth - Fahye - X-Men: First Class (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
Incredible powers developed purely for the game of it, the science of it. [...]

Later Raven will decide on that moment as the one when the CIA lost all chance they might have had of controlling Charles Xavier. Erik isn't the sort of person one can plan for. [...]

If Charles had found Erik as a child -- he wouldn't be Erik, would he? He wouldn't be this bullet of a man whistling lonely and deadly through the clear air of his life. He wouldn't have that strength and that charcoal humour and that inexorable determination to never, ever have to hide the fundamental truth of himself from the world.

[This story retells XMFC from Mystique's point of view. I think it healed my soul, people. -L.]
x-men  fanfic  author:Fahye  charles/erik  rec.all_fanfic  rec.flawless  rec.insightful 
august 2011 by lorem_ipsum
penknife - lgbtfest: Discworld: "Modern Love"
There had been a time when dwarfs assumed humans who called them "queer" just meant that they were strange, which was hardly much of an insult, since the dwarfs thought the same about humans.
fanfic  discworld  gen  author:penknife  rec.all_fanfic  rec.insightful 
april 2011 by lorem_ipsum
hauldyourwhist: Advent '10 Fic: Brittle
Later, it happens while they’re brushing their teeth in Jack’s mirror, shouldering each other back and forth to get to the sink. Jack spits and says, “You know? I think you’re gonna look hot when you start going grey. Dignified.”

Ianto dips his head to get a mouthful of water from the tap and then stands again, swishing it around morosely. He spits, and when he lifts his head, he gives Jack in the mirror his best bland look, but he can’t help the tension in his jaw, bordering on grinding his teeth. “I’m surprised I’m not grey already,” he says...
fanfic  slash  nsfw  torchwood  author:heddychaa  rec.all_fanfic  rec.insightful 
december 2010 by lorem_ipsum
rm: [TW fic] The Use of Bones (Jack; PG-13)
When you kill an animal, you use all its parts. Jack remembers his father teaching him this as he teaches him to clean fish and open oysters. If nothing else, bones can be ground into soil to make it stronger. And so tomatoes and melons, he learns, are made of fish.

Later, in wars sometimes, this conversation is all Jack can think of as the bombs fall and the gas chokes, and he wonders how best to use all the parts of him.
torchwood  gen  jack_harkness  author:rm  rec.all_fanfic  rec.insightful 
august 2010 by lorem_ipsum
bjewelled: FIC: Potentiality 1/8 (Torchwood)
In Torchwood London’s heyday, the fourteenth floor was something of a rite of passage. It was the done thing for new members of a department to get sent up there on some meaningless errand, while their much more knowledgeable colleagues took bets on how long it would take them to get back.

[Jack sends Ianto for some special training. Adventure ensues.]
rec.all_fanfic  rec.insightful  torchwood  fanfic  gen  ianto_jones  ep.cyberwoman  ep.countrycide 
june 2010 by lorem_ipsum
dsudis: Vorkosigan/Torchwood fic: Signals That Sound in the Dark
Jack's voice was not merely unoffended, but kind. Aral looked away again, keeping his shoulders straight and chin up with an effort.

[Aral encounters an extraordinary stranger on Komarr, before the invasion. Aral's pov, and did I mention Dira Sudis wrote this mind-blowing pairing?]
fanfic  vorkosiverse  torchwood  crossover  jack_harkness.aral_vorkosigan  post-childrenofearth  rec.all_fanfic  rec.insightful 
june 2010 by lorem_ipsum
rm: DW/TW Fic: Normal, Boring Sunlight (Jack/Ianto; PG)
It's why he and the Doctor were always supposed to understand each other, even though in truth, they never really did. || Episode tag. So much awesome with the characterization.
doctor_who  torchwood  fanfic  gen  sfw  by:rm  via:laurashapiro  jack_harkness  martha_jones  ianto_jones  gwen_cooper  ep:journey's_end  rec.all_fanfic  rec.flawless  rec.could_be_canon  rec.insightful 
july 2008 by lorem_ipsum
rm: TW fic: A Holiday of Bright Mornings (Jack/OFC, Jack/various)
"You've known everything about me all along, haven't you?" he asked, trying not to let his voice crack... || Jack's marriage. Story made me cry twice, and it's not that long, folks.
torchwood  fanfic  het  sfw  auth.rm  jack_harkness.ofc  ep.something_borrowed  angst  rec.all_fanfic  rec.flawless  rec.insightful  rec.sweet 
june 2008 by lorem_ipsum
sam_storyteller: Zero Sum (PG-13)
Jack asks Ianto about the "manners in bed" remark. I want to believe in this version of Ianto but not sure I do. Story is so right-on about Jack, I'm glad I didn't give it a miss.
torchwood  fanfic  auth.sam_storyteller  jack_harkness.ianto_jones  rec.all_fanfic  rec.insightful 
march 2008 by lorem_ipsum
jovialien: Love is a battlefield
The very first time he made love in this century he became a criminal. || Snippetfic.
torchwood  fanfic  auth.jovialien  jack_harkness  rec.insightful  rec.all_fanfic 
november 2007 by lorem_ipsum
brigantine1: Out from Under
As for Mamet, dot him, file him, stick him in a drawer marked eternal rest. || Mesmerizing, just like Mamet.
due_south  men_with_guns  slash  fanfic  auth.brigantine1  benton_fraser.ray_kowalski  crossover  alternate_universe  ep.mountie_on_the_bounty  angst  rec.all_fanfic  rec.flawless  rec.insightful 
august 2007 by lorem_ipsum
keerawa: dS Fic: Con Job
Sure, give him an hour to think his way back into it, and Ray could be Gary. But what was the point? || I desperately need a sequel to this beautifully ouchy story.
due_south  fanfic  nsfw  slash  benton_fraser.ray_kowalski  auth.keerawa  pov.3rd  pov.ray_kowalski  theme:undercover  rec.all_fanfic  rec.flawless  rec.insightful 
june 2007 by lorem_ipsum
seti_drd: Drabble: Questions
I can't explain why this is awesome without spoiling the whole thing, and it's so short, you should just go read it. (Utopia spoilers.)
doctor_who  fanfic  gen  auth.seti_drd  tenth_doctor  pov.doctor  jack_harkness  ep.utopia  rec.all_fanfic  rec.flawless  rec.insightful  rec.could_be_canon 
june 2007 by lorem_ipsum

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