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You Make the World Seem Bigger by beethechange
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. "Ryan and Shane film a Supernatural episode in the Pine Barrens on the elusive Jersey Devil. They don’t manage to find it, but a few months after filming, one definitely finds them. And it’s decided they’d make great adoptive parents." // 40K. So Ryan and Shane together raise a mini-Jersey Devil from egg to toddling while tiptoeing around their own relationship. Not a huge fan of kidfic, and can't believe I read this one all in one go. What is this world coming to? How can this ficcer perfectly wallow in every trope in the book yet can't tell faze and phase apart? So many questions. Anyway, weirdly good, occasionally schoompy fic that I enjoyed muchly and will probably read again sometime. Better make a cryptid tag.
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  slash  gen  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  ref:kidfic  ref:families  ref:cryptid  ref:molasses  ref:first-time  ref:yenta  au:beethechange  fandom:Buzzfeed 
15 days ago by zhena
The Dogfather by hollimichele
Harry Potter, AU, gen(ish). Harry MacIntyre, and his parents Timothy and Caroline, discover that little Harry's a wizard -- and a somewhat famous one -- when it turns out their dog Padfoot isn't actually a dog at all. // 48K. Fun AU of the first HP book where infant Harry, unbeknownst to the Ministry and the rest of the wizarding world, was turned away by the Dursleys and instead adopted by a well-meaning, lovely, older Muggle couple. The plot follows the same line without a lot of rehashing and lots of disgressions. (WIP for a very long time, evidently finished.) Good times.
fanfic  HarryPotter  gen  slash  pair:RemusLupin/SiriusBlack  AU  ref:fork  ref:fixit  ref:families  ref:humor  ref:angst  ref:muggle  au:hollimichele  fandom:HarryPotter 
4 weeks ago by zhena
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by kototyph
Rivers of London, Thomas/Peter. After he's blown off Beverley one time too many, she gives Peter a holiday gift that has him frantically avoiding Nightingale because now he wants the opposite of that. // 11K. Peter POV, sex pollen! Nothing from after "Hanging Tree," and also doesn't incorporate the Abigail short, so something of a fork AU. The family christmas chez Peter's mom and dad is pretty fun.
* "Let Nothing You Dismay," https://archiveofourown.org/works/17222336 Followup fic, the sex scene for the former.
fanfic  Rivers-of-London  slash  pair:PeterGrant/ThomasNightingale  yuletide2018  ref:fork  ref:sexpollen  ref:curse  ref:dubcon  ref:miscommunication  ref:holiday  ref:xmas  ref:first-time  ref:families  fandom:RiversOfLondon  au:kototyph 
7 weeks ago by zhena
We'll Burn That Barn When We Come to It by lost_spook
11th Century CE RPF, AU, William/Harold. "Self-made French tycoon Bill Norman" is planning to build his hypermarket on Harold Godwinson's quaint organic farm near Hastings in an Area of Outstanding National Beauty. However, as the Bayeux Blogger hints, there may be more to this situation than meets the eye (cough). // 3.5K. Norman Invasion, modern AU, told as emails, texts, tweets, and local blogger posts. Also sheep, bees, bodyguards, bulldozers, and protestors. FUN.
slash  fanfic  HistoricalRPF  pair:HaroldGodwinson/WilliamTheConqueror  yuletide2018  AU  ref:epistolary  ref:miscommunication  ref:families  ref:humor  ref:enemyslash  via:as_lld_again  au:lost_spook  fandom:HistoricalRPF 
7 weeks ago by zhena
Homemakers by Sophia_Prester
Rivers of London, gen. "At a very dangerous time of year, Peter is re-adjusting to being back at work, Nightingale has something on his mind, and the Folly's greatest defense comes from an unlikely (and delicious) source." // 5.6K. Followup sorta, kinda casefic to "Lies Sleeping." In the midst of everyone tensely waiting for Something Terrible to (possibly) occur and something being off with Thomas, Molly and Foxglove collaborate on a really touching project. (Background Peter/Beverley)
The problem wasn't Christmas itself, as annoying as it made things when you just had to nip down to the shop on a routine errand. The problem was that the Winter Solstice and all of the holidays that had accreted to it over the centuries made this time of year about as safe as the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
fanfic  Rivers-of-London  gen  yuletide2018  ref:holidays  ref:casefic  ref:angst  ref:domestic  ref:families  au:Sophia_Prester  fandom:RiversOfLondon 
7 weeks ago by zhena
The First Step Is Always Scary by cdocks
Natsume's Book of Friends, gen. "Touko Fujiwara finds out a secret about her foster son." //2K. Sweet, short example of the subgenre of fic about how and when and where one or both of the Fujiwaras might discover Natsume's extracurricular activities.
fanfic  NatsumeYuujinchou  gen  yuletide2018  ref:families  ref:backstory  ref:futurefic  au:cdocks  fandom:NatsumeYuujinchou 
7 weeks ago by zhena
A Quiet Winter's Night by junko
Natsume's Book of Friends, gen. The downside of having an alcoholic cat: Natsume spends an entire day obsessing over what could happen if Nyanko-sensei's latest sake bottle doesn't get to the neighbor's recycling bin. //3.5K. I can't get enough of stories that expand on Natsume's tentative, hopeful relationship with Touko and Shigeru Fujiwara.
fanfic  NatsumeYuujinchou  gen  yuletide2018  ref:families  ref:angst  ref:humor  au:junko  fandom:NatsumeYuujinchou 
7 weeks ago by zhena
What Follows after Rain by kyrilu
Guardian, Shen/Zhao & Da Qing. "Da Qing and Shen Wei have a conversation about Zhao Yunlan, and a past memory is revisited." // 2.7K. Cool genish backstory fic about Zhao's turbulent teens and his crappy relationship with Zhao Xinchi and with Da Qing trying to intercede on both sides.
fanfic  Guardian  镇魂  pair:ZhaoYunlan  pair:ZhaoYunlan|DaQing  pair:ShenWei|DaQing  ref:precanon  ref:backstory  ref:domestic  ref:established  ref:families  au:kyrilu  fandom:Guardian 
october 2018 by zhena
Make a Move ('Cause I Ain't Got All Night) by stillane
Hawaii 5-0, Danny/Steve. "Danny is about 80% certain that there are deep waters buried somewhere in there." Danny's parents fly in for a visit, and Steve is oddly keyed up over the whole idea. // 6K. Underneath that summary of mixed metaphor is a laid-back vaguely curtainy fic. Never made it through a single ep of this show, so I still don't know why so much oddly domestic fluff resulted from it.
fanfic  Hawaii5-0  slash  pair:SteveMcGarrett/DannyWilliams  ref:UST  ref:pining  ref:first-time  ref:domestic  ref:humor  ref:families  au:stillane  fandom:Hawaii5-0 
october 2018 by zhena
Garden View by Scioscribe
Guardians of the Galaxy, gen, AU. "'So, how’d you two meet?' Rocket said. 'Chlorophyll convention?'" Rocket, ex-Herald of Thanos, gets acquainted with the others on the ship. // ~1K. Very short AU with two role reversals. Genuinely sweet w/o getting treacly.
fanfic  GotG  gen  ref:families  ref:role-reversal  via:esther_a  au:scioscribe  fandom:GotG 
september 2018 by zhena
Catching Bullets in Our Teeth by anothercover
Avengers, Clint/Laura, Clint/Natasha, Natasha/Bucky. "Retirement, it turns out, is not a thing that Clint is adjusting to very well. Or, you know, at all. It didn't occur to him that when he dropped the team, it would mean he'd lose Natasha, too." // 77.6K. Natasha/Clint alternating POVs. It's readable? Most Hawkeye fics are still running with the Fraction version; this one tackles all the WTF AoU family issues head on, wallows in them, then works them out to a divorce conclusion. Pretty obvious in reading that it began before a lot of more recent MCU; the later coverage of those movies is a bit clumsy, but not too bad. 100% het herein. With strict AoU canon, there's simply no way Clint comes off as anything but an asshole, imho; that's doubly the case here, imho again. But I like Natasha fics...
fanfic  Avengers  het  pair:ClintBarton/NatashaRomanoff  pair:ClintBarton/LauraBarton  pair:NatashaRomanova/BuckyBarnes  ref:AoU  ref:established  ref:first-time  ref:angst  ref:infidelity  ref:H/C  ref:families  au:anothercover  fandom:Avengers 
june 2018 by zhena
On the Importance of Family by bmouse
Deep Space Nine, gen. "The latest in a string of tedious assassination attempts temporarily forces Enabran Tain to interact with his housekeeper's child. What he observes is altogether unexpected." // 1.7K. Where "housekeeper" equals "fanatical agent," and "housekeeper's child" might be his own child if he weren't utterly incapable of connecting with another person.
fanfic  DS9  gen  ref:precanon  ref:families  au:bmouse  fandom:DS9 
may 2018 by zhena
Wolves and Women by onethingconstant
Black Panther, gen. "In which Shuri has a secret mission, Bucky has a secret hobby, and another little surrogate family is formed. Or, how Bucky and Shuri saved the future of Wakanda and became the most terrifying sibling act in the MCU. // 4K. Shuri POV. Two people at loose ends sort of hang out in the same vicinity, basically. (Not a pairing fic.)
fanfic  BlackPanther  gen  pair:Shuri|BuckyBarnes  ref:humor  ref:families  via:talitha78  au:onethingconstant  fandom:BlackPanther 
may 2018 by zhena
Sanctuary by greenkangaroo
Naruto, Sand Siblings, gen. "Temari would not have chosen the Red Sands Playhouse to make their stand. Or, the inevitable aftermath of a parent's death, a failed mission, and an uncertain future." // 5K. Temari POV. Starts directly after the failed chuuin exam invasion where most of Suna regards Gaara's state as a prime opportunity to dispose of him, and proceeds through ensuing events. It's a world-expansion type fic that focuses on the puppeteer faction, and on the siblings realigning their relationships to encompass Gaara and his tentative attempts to be human. It's pretty amazing and touching.
via:theodosia21  fanfic  Naruto  gen  pair:SandSiblings  ref:ep-related  ref:angst  ref:conspiracy  ref:families  ref:politics  fandom:Naruto 
april 2018 by zhena
Three for Family by NightsMistress
Natsume's Book of Friends, gen. "The more Touko hears about Natsume Takashi, the more confused she becomes. The stories she hears are of a selfish child acting out for attention, or worse, but all she can see is a sad, lost child in need of a place to put down roots so that he can settle his mind." Touko meets future foster child Natsume for the first time. // 4K, outside POV (after a fashion). Really sweet fic if the background implications are grim.
fanfic  NatsumeYuujinchou  gen  yuletide  yuletide2014  ref:backstory  ref:outsiderPOV  ref:families  ref:fantasy  au:nightsmistress  fandom:NatsumeYuujinchou 
july 2017 by zhena
Happy Families by Sixthlight
Rivers of London, Bev/Peter|Nightingale, gen(ish). Curtainfic, kidfic, poly series. Wasn't sure I'd like this one, but it's a great read. Gently funny with loads of entertaining character interactions.
Places to Be, http://archiveofourown.org/works/10556102 "Tolstoy was wrong: every happy family is happy in its own way." Bev and Peter have a baby, and Nightingale putters about being highly useful. Bev's not clear on why her family's having a conniption over the wizards. // 6K of curtainfic + kidfic. Thomas inadvertently meandering into the role of Dad #2 seems weirdly plausible. Tres fluffy, not slash per se.
Hostage Negotiations, http://archiveofourown.org/works/10842972
"Thomas Nightingale is widely regarded as the most dangerous wizard in Europe. Nobody has told my eighteen-month-old daughter this. It shows." // 3K, Bev POV, gen(ish). Thomas takes on child care.
The Limitations of Magic, http://archiveofourown.org/works/11356290 // "Parenting: expectations versus reality." // <1K, Peter POV, gen. Thomas, still held captive by infant, and Peter discuss former future plans.
fanfic  via:popular  Rivers-of-London  het  gen  pair:PeterGrant/BeverleyBrook  pair:PeterGrant/BeverleyBrook|ThomasNightingale  ref:curtainfic  ref:domestic  ref:kidfic  ref:humor  ref:families  au:sixthlight  fandom:RiversOfLondon 
april 2017 by zhena
Down by the Beach by binz and shiplizard
Forever, gen. "The year: 2040. The place: Kaanapali, Maui. The occasion: the 30th annual IndieHouse amateur horror film fest. Chief ME Lucas Wahl is taking a well deserved vacation to showcase some of his amateur films and catch up with fellow horror nerds when he runs into an old, old friend. Funny how Henry Morgan doesn't seem to have aged a day. More importantly, though, he's a mess. Immortality's really cool, but friendship is more important." // Future fic, Lucas POV. Sweet, gentle plot where an older Lucas falls over a wrecked Henry on the beach, dusts him off, and gets him back on his feet again. And takes him to a roman-a-clef horror movie screening (LOL). Never watched this show, but the fic doesn't really require it.
fanfic  Forever  gen  pair:HenryMorgan|LucasWahl  yuletide  yuletide2015  ref:postcanon  ref:angst  ref:humor  ref:families  au:binz  au:shiplizard  fandom:MiscTV 
january 2016 by zhena
World Enough, and Time by jamjar
Archer's Goon, gen. "The journey of a thousand miles (starts with sending your siblings to Alpha Centauri)." Erskine travels, Torquil and Hathaway renew their acquaintance, and Howard begins to scheme. Postcanon catch-up fic. Desperately in need of a stiff beta, but the basic ideas and characterizations are interesting.
fanfic  DWJ  ArchersGoon  gen  yuletide  yuletide2015  ref:postcanon  ref:fantasy  ref:families  au:jamjar  fandom:MiscYA 
december 2015 by zhena
Family by Helenish
Inception, Arthur/Eames. Hurdles on the road to making it permanent include Arthur's hippie moms and Eames's criminal dad. // LOLOLOL. First off, Virgin!Eames, Yenta!Arthur, so much awkwardness and mangled communication. Then the families. Gah, I loff her.
fanfic  Inception  slash  pair:Arthur/Eames  ref:first-time  ref:virginity  ref:established  ref:families  au:helenish  fandom:Inception 
july 2012 by zhena

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