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Running on Air by eleventy7
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. "Draco Malfoy has been missing for three years. Harry is assigned the cold case and finds himself slowly falling in love with the memories he collects." // 75K. EWE-ish, as it has Harry/Ginny but in a desultory fashion. At first it seems like it might be "Laura" revisited, but then it meanders off in another direction. Basic exercise in slow, with the pace of plant growth. It's readable ... in a not especially exciting way. Cursefic in the sense of magic mishap to be fixed. Essentially has two parts: first mystery to be solved, then relationship to be resolved.
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  ref:auror  ref:plot  ref:molasses  ref:curse  ref:roadtrip  au:eleventy7  fandom:HarryPotter 
19 days ago by zhena
Memory Lane by Selden
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. Someone has been stealing memories of war incidents from former Death Eaters then implanting them in random victims. Auror Harry works against the clock to figure out who's doing it and how to stop the distorted memories from killing both the recipients and donors -- which now include himself and Malfoy. // 31K. Plotty, twisty case fic with built-in countdown that elaborates on a canon element (pensieves) in a rather cool and interesting way. Smut free. Same au as last year's awesome Death Eaters in Disguise fic.
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  gen  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  ref:EWE  ref:casefic  ref:banter  ref:horror  ref:curse  au:selden  fandom:HarryPotter 
january 2018 by zhena
Beneath The Coming Frost by astolat
Witcher, Geralt/Avallac'h. Geralt and Avallac'h roadtrip the portals, peer at the White Frost, then hang chez Ge’els -- and resolve an argument about bloodlines. // 4K. Complexicated little fic filled with worldbuilding backstory. Then sudden sex pollen! Evidently elf logic = fanfic logic: all dilemmas solved with a sex scene. ^___^
fanfic  Witcher  slash  pair:Geralt/Avallac'h  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:backstory  ref:curse  ref:dubcon  ref:sexpollen  ref:first-time  ref:frenemies  au:astolat  fandom:Witcher 
january 2018 by zhena
Warp of Water, Weft of Stone by jediseagull
Rivers of London, Peter/Thomas. "The demi-monde is at peace. Thomas Nightingale, however, is not." // 11K, Nightingale POV, gen(ish), casefic. Peter's reached the end of his apprenticeship, and something in a Yorkshire cave is somehow glamouring Londoners north to doom. When they investigate, Nightingale promptly gets whammied as well, but Peter to the rescue. Minor tour of side-characters (mentions if not appearances), zero smuttiness.
fanfic  Rivers-of-London  slash  gen  pair:PeterGrant/ThomasNightingale  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:postcanon  ref:casefic  ref:UST  ref:curse  au:jediseagull  fandom:RiversOfLondon 
december 2017 by zhena
Down Goes the Mist by mardia
Rivers of London, Peter/Thomas. An old trunk, an antique bottle of perfume, and an inconvenient crush on the boss coincide. // 3K, Peter POV, wow smut.
fanfic  Rivers-of-London  slash  pair:PeterGrant/ThomasNightingale  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:PWP  ref:sexpollen  ref:curse  ref:pining  ref:first-time  au:mardia  fandom:RiversOfLondon 
december 2017 by zhena
Sex Hexed by Airawyn
Blood and Smoke, Tony/Lee. "Tony and Lee just want some man-on-man time but things keep going wrong." // 3.6K. Gently funny sex failure, over and over. I have saved so many fics for this series I've never read...
fanfic  Blood-and-Smoke  slash  pair:TonyFoster/LeeNicholas  yuletide  yuletide2014  ref:curse  ref:humor  ref:supernatural  ref:magic  ref:established  au:airawyn  fandom:BloodAndSmoke 
december 2017 by zhena
Fourth Floor by dirtybinary
Captain America, Steve/Bucky, AU. After Sam persuades Steve, a failed wizarding student, to rent rooms in his dilapitated (and occasionally disappearing) Brooklyn hostel, Steve's caught up in their neighbors' dramas, many of which seem to revolve around the cook/cyborg in the apartment next to Steve's. Then the evil real estate developers step in. // 42K. Fun, plotty magical/modern AU in which pretty much everyone shows up at some point or other. Skinny!Steve for this one. I was legit suprised by the major plot reveal, which always makes me happy.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  slash  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  AU  ref:magic  ref:modern  ref:plot  ref:curse  ref:domestic  ref:pining  ref:molasses  au:dirtybinary  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
september 2017 by zhena
Misethere by astolat
Witcher, Geralt/Emhyr. After a plot to dose Emhyr with a misethere potion succeeds -- but with the wrong object -- Geralt unfortunately finds himself the sole focus of the emperor's amorous attentions. But neither Emhyr nor Yenniferr is willing to compromise, and Geralt has his ward Cillia's future as the heir to Emhyr's empire to consider as well. // 46K! The longest sex pollen fic I've ever seen. A complicated, interesting plot with political shenanigans and a surprise twist toward the end. Also noticed a lot of comparisons with the Dresden Files in the comments, and I'd agree: it does read like an extended Marcone/Harry fantasy AU. Huh.
fanfic  Witcher  slash  pair:Geralt/Emhyr  ref:sexpollen  ref:curse  ref:plot  ref:pining  ref:dubcon  ref:videogame  ref:first-time  ref:best-of-rec  au:astolat  fandom:Witcher 
february 2017 by zhena
Cursed by astolat
Witcher, Geralt/Emhyr, Geralt/Lambert. Geralt is cursed to lose the use of his sword arm until he's fucked by the emperor himself. Who, surprisingly, obliges. This, in turn, triggers an inrequited crush the size of the empire. // 8.7K. LOL. Entertaining, industrial strength piiiining, and no canon knowledge required, tho the video link to drunken shennigans is useful.
fanfic  Witcher  slash  pair:Geralt/Emhyr  pair:Geralt/Lambert  ref:videogame  ref:curse  ref:dubcon  ref:pining  ref:humor  au:astolat  fandom:Witcher 
february 2017 by zhena
Written on the Heart by who_la_hoop
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. While they're back at Hogwarts to finish out their eighth year, one of the trio is re-sorted into a different house, and all three of them -- and, unfortunately, Draco Malfoy -- get cursed with a tattoo that reveals the name of their soulmate. Awkward, and even more so when Harry's tattoo never appears. // 114K. Long, funny, fairly gentle fic with Harry fumbling about trying on Slytherin-ness and sorting out his feelings about the most pricky dormmate ever.
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  ref:EWE  ref:plot  ref:humor  ref:pining  ref:UST  ref:soulbond  ref:curse  ref:8th-year  ref:first-time  au:who_la_hoop  fandom:HarryPotter 
january 2017 by zhena
Epiphany by Franzeska
Rivers of London, Peter/Thomas. As Peter is largely moved out to Beverley's place and unavailable, Nightingale is investigating cursed mummer's play props on his own until a trip to the countryside turns homicidal. // 7K. Casefic, Brit folklore thing, Thomas POV. Not too bad, character death, mild-sauce porn.
fanfic  Rivers-of-London  slash  pair:PeterGrant/ThomasNightingale  yuletide  yuletide2016  ref:postcanon  ref:casefic  ref:ouch  ref:curse  au:Franzeska  fandom:RiversOfLondon 
december 2016 by zhena
The Next Best Thing by Sixthlight
Rivers of London, Peter/Thomas. Two wizards get wammied by a truth spell, source unknown, no apparent expiration date, which forces them to voice their innermost thoughts the moment they have them. // Peter POV. But in the end, turns out more funny than mortifying. Peter naturally has a technological solution. But... (Mild HT spoilers.)
fanfic  Rivers-of-London  slash  pair:PeterGrant/ThomasNightingale  yuletide  yuletide2016  ref:first-time  ref:curse  ref:forced-truth  ref:humor  au:Sixthlight  fandom:RiversOfLondon 
december 2016 by zhena
Slithering by astolat
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. Draco, at loose ends after the war, adopts a snake, deals with a booby trap, and begins formal courting in search of a partner. Harry ruins everything. // 27K. V.v. long and plotty, in two parts -- mansion and after-mansion -- the latter focusing on intricate social rituals being worked out. The former is mostly a trapped-in-the-mansion, pretend prisoner business (with, oddly, repetitive vomiting). Fic doesn't waste a great deal of time on all things Death Eater. Borrows Saras_girl's favorite magical-creature sidekick trope. Also a great deal more Hermione in this fic than her usual, and all Hermione's parts are rather nifty.
[She] turned back and pointed at Draco—-he started back involuntarily, but she just shot off a Healing Charm at him that rammed itself down his throat, ran into his lungs, inflated him like a bellows, and shot back out, leaving him with not even a twinge and a horrible sensation through his whole body like he’d spent the last ten years eating leafy vegetables and doing moderate amounts of healthy exercise.
She dropped her arm and stared at him and then grimaced and said, "Are you all right," in an unenthusiastic way.
"No, and never do that to me again," Draco said. "I’d rather speak in a croak for a month."
She rolled her eyes. "Boys are such babies. Stop complaining."
Then she just stood there in the middle of the floor staring at him. Coil had settled back down at his side, although she was still making faint angry hisses to herself, and Draco felt healthier than he wanted to, so he couldn't make sense of why Granger was still staring at him, until he suddenly realized—- "Wait a minute, are you making it up with me?"
Her eyes narrowed. "We are not friends. We are never going to be friends."
"Good Lord, no," he said in horror.
"But I'm prepared to consider the possibility that you aren't a complete waste of air," she said. "But that's it." She folded her arms over her chest and glared at him challengingly.
He stared at her. That was-—rather more than he’d expected. "All right."
via:templemarker  fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  ref:EWE  ref:pining  ref:roleplay  ref:UST  ref:courting  ref:critter-fic  ref:fuckbuddies  ref:humor  ref:curse  au:astolat  fandom:HarryPotter 
july 2016 by zhena
Pirate Trouble by roseveare
Haven, Nathan/Duke. Nathan's a lot kinkier than Duke, but even he has his limits. When Duke and assorted bystanders get troubled into an actual pirate crew, complete with tall-ship, swords, and rum, and Nate gets dragged along as their pissed-off plunder. // 23K. Noncon (public rape scene). Pretty entertaining; unlike the pirate ep, this time actual pirates.
fandom  Haven  slash  pair:DukeCrocker/NathanWuornos  ref:established  ref:casefic  ref:curse  ref:pirates  ref:noncon  ref:dubcon  au:roseveare  fandom:Haven 
june 2016 by zhena
Perfect Day by scrtkpr
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. With a dose of Felix Felicis, Draco attempts to right everything that's gone wrong with his life. He is partially successful. // 24.5K. Have read this many, many times. (Wayback link. Original is offline.)
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  ref:EWE  ref:curse  ref:UST  via:waldorph  au:scrtkpr  fandom:HarryPotter 
march 2016 by zhena
House Proud by astolat
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. "His house liked Draco Malfoy more than him." Harry and Draco are trapped in and by Grimmauld Place, which has no intentions of letting them leave. // Neo-Gothic fic featuring redecorating sprinkled with subtle dubcon. Here, HP sees the light: mind control, breeding, and pretentious snobbery are ~romantic. Astolat fics always well written, often leave me feeling I've tacitly approved of icky ideas.
via:sophia_sol  fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  ref:EWE  ref:curse  ref:curtainfic  ref:domestic  ref:huddling-for-warmth  ref:plot  ref:dubcon  au:astolat  fandom:HarryPotter 
march 2016 by zhena
Still Us by withershins
Hockey RPS, AU, Sid/Geno. One day everyone in the world turns into a supernatural creature -- werewolves, vampires, witches, whatever. Well, everyone but Sid, which complicates his life more than it ought to. // 8K, fantasy AU, with mild pining (but not too much) and nutty complications. No explanation for the magic stuff -- it just is! Why not? (Locked fic, log in to read.)
* "Toil and Trouble," http://archiveofourown.org/works/4559793 H8ers curse Geno to mess with Sid. Or with the Penguins. But no one knows whodunnit! The team must band together to investigate. // 15K, Part 2. Now with plottiness and OCs.
fanfic  HockeyRPS  slash  pair:SidneyCrosby/EvgenyMalkin  AU  ref:Penguins  ref:locked  ref:fantasy  ref:magic  ref:curse  ref:humor  ref:first-time  ref:pining  ref:h/c  ref:mystery  via:SomebodyOwens  au:withershins  fandom:HockeyRPS 
february 2016 by zhena
Nathanbunny by roseveare
Haven, gen. Nathan gets turned into a rabbit. Two parts, with the second one a casefic. This turned out to be more readable than the one-note-joke idea promised.
* "Rage Bunny," http://archiveofourown.org/works/5561494 7K, Nathan gets turned into an angry yet cute rabbit, it overrides his own trouble, and Duke wins the competition to take the bunny home.
* "The Bunny Returns," http://archiveofourown.org/works/5561494 9K, casefic. Nathan's still waiting out the countdown on de-bunnying when a kid is found abandoned at the Gull.
A few women were already parked up outside the Gull, with a car full of surfing gear, and they exclaimed about the hare moving around Duke's feet as he tried to pass. That was the kind of thing that had become his worst nightmare of the last few days.
"Don't," he warned the one kneeling to offer a hand out to Nathan. "He really doesn't like that." Fortunately, they weren't assholes about it like some people were, and didn't try to corner Nathan and force their petting on him, sticking their fingers in his face. There'd been blood before.
"What kind is he?" asked the one on her haunches. "I didn't know you could train them like this."
"Uh," Duke said. "He's a Blue Maine Attitude Problem. Lepus Obstreperous Nathanicus. Excuse us." He injected a little more force into the last words and rounded the women to continue into the Gull, Nathan butting at his ankles hard to make clear that he'd heard that.
fanfic  Haven  gen  pair:gen  ref:animal-transform  ref:curse  ref:humor  ref:casefic  au:roseveare  fandom:Haven 
february 2016 by zhena
Each According to Their Nature by Sixthlight
Rivers of London, gen. Nightingale suddenly has wings. Why, how, what? // Return of the wingfic (sans sexyteims). Sort of a casefic, not very long, featuring Beverley and Walid, amused co-investigators. We never do find out what the curse is, and the ending has a quickly dispersed whiff of sad.
fanfic  Rivers-of-London  gen  ref:wingfic  ref:casefic  ref:curse  ref:humor  au:sixthlight  fandom:RiversOfLondon 
january 2016 by zhena
Grin and Bare It by roseveare
Haven, Nathan/Audrey/Duke. "Nathan's caught a dose of a particularly embarrassing Trouble, Duke wants in on the hilarity, and Haven is just not letting up as Audrey and co struggle to keep a lid on the chaos. Some Troubles, you just have to grin and bare 'em..." // 14K. Two words: mass. nudity. :D This one's a fun read. Set in an 'idealized' S1-S2, no smut, just shipping. (And stripping.) Nice balm for anyone suffering from wtf finale.
fanfic  Haven  slash  het  gen  pair:DukeCrocker/NathanWuornos/AudreyParker  ref:OT3  ref:curse  ref:casefic  ref:banter  ref:humor  au:roseveare  fandom:Haven 
january 2016 by zhena

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