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Seeing Home by kyrilu
Guardian, Zhao/Shen, gen(ish). "This love of ten thousand years." Shen contemplates his Pendant of Pining and its meanings. //1K. Shen POV, series of vignettes.
fanfic  Guardian  镇魂  slash  gen  pair:ZhaoYunlan/ShenWei  ref:backstory  ref:first-time  ref:established  ref:pining  ref:domestic  ref:vignettes  au:kyrilu  fandom:Guardian 
october 2018 by zhena
Post-Canon Cardassia by bmouse
Deep Space Nine, Garak/Bashir. Unconnected fics, but I've connected them! And arranged them in a (tentative) reading order. Set in postwar Cardassia, with multiple POVs, covering the reconstruction period of Garak's rising influence and Julian's hopeful immigration and eventual clearance as a medical professional -- and a gradual courtship of diffident roommates. They're all low-drama, smut-free explorations a distinctive reptilian culture where stealth, indirectness, and subtlety are prized. (And I keep thinking about that image of Cardassians at the beach, lol.)

* Hail, Old Comrade, "Kira visits Garak on Cardassia." // <1K, gen. Garak winning over the masses, one delinquent at a time...

* The Harvest Season, "On Cardassia even the flowers have secrets." // <1K. Garak POV, Bashir POV. Garak surviving post-war, Julian finding him.

* Not Quite Boston, "Julian Bashir's post-war platonic 'Boston marriage' plan has a bit of a flaw." // 1K. Now Julian's moved in with his BFF! However.

* A Long-Term Plot, "How long do people live? In your family?" Julian asks. // <1K. An actual relationship conversation...

* Equivalent Exchange, "So apparently to become a Cardassian citizen, one must have a molar extracted. Julian's not looking forward to it..." // 1.3K. No dental horror per se. A pretty, gentle fic about Julian earning his way into the medical establishment (with a tiny, quiet aside highlighting the diff. btwn ordinary kid Julian and his augmented afters).

* The Inconsequential Matter of the Feet, "He had never once seen Garak wear open-toed shoes while on the station, which in hindsight was clearly deliberate." // 1.4K, Julian's meditations on foot claws, society, and reconstruction.

* Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus, // <1K. Sunning Cardassians make excellent lounges, Julian finds.

* Another Line of Work Presents Itself, "While wandering around a sun-warmed small town in central Cardassia Julian Bashir finds exactly what he was looking for. And a refreshing drink." // 3K. Julian POV. Spies gonna spy, official and nonofficial both. Part of this one is an outside POV, and it's hilarious.

* Little White Lies, //9K. A series of laid-back ficlets, many set in the post-canon universe. These are lovely, and several are outside POV.

* Nine Years On, "Elim Garak never imagined a future where he'd have to shave his husband for summer. Luckily, that's the one he's got. A glimpse into a little ritual between an old married couple." // 1.6K of co-grooming, Garak POV.
fanfic  DS9  gen  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:postcanon  ref:domestic  ref:curtainfic  ref:molasses  ref:pining  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:established  ref:politics  ref:spies  ref:outsiderPOV  ref:amnesia  ref:vignettes  via:the_electriclady  au:bmouse  fandom:DS9  ref:xeno 
may 2018 by zhena
Divination by a_sparrows_fall
616 Avengers, gen. "Can the future be predicted based on signs in the present? Ten stories told in the hours leading up to the Stamford tragedy." // 6.5K of various vignettes of ordinary life that become sadness in light of what follows (i.e., 616 Civil War). The portions with Speedball and Sharon Carter particularly stand out. There's a strong undercurrent of Steve/Tony, but it never rises to the surface, thus gen. Would have liked a Nitro one as well, tbh (or anyone else inside the house, arguing about taking out the trash).
via:sineala  fanfic  gen  Avengers  ref:616  ref:vignettes  ref:backstory  au:a_sparrows_fall  fandom:Avengers 
march 2017 by zhena
I Will Possess Your Heart by lazulisong
Yuri on Ice, gen(ish). "Living with Victor is like a dream, a hyper-realistic one that only seems logical as long as you don't wake up." // 6K, more after smarm. Yuri POV (i.e., unself-aware) slice-of-life training vignettes. Studio ballet and occasional TV variety shows and sponsor advertising shoots -- which he'd do if real life, so is nice to see in a fic. (Huh. Maybe her first post-LJ fic I've liked; no random swearing or tumblr humor for a change.)
fanfic  Yuri-on-Ice  slash  pair:YuriKatsuki/VictorNikiforov  ref:vignettes  ref:missing-scene  ref:UST  ref:smarm  via:talitha78  au:lazulisong  fandom:Yuri_on_Ice 
march 2017 by zhena
Da Segno al Coda by hedda62
Lewis, Lewis/Hathaway. "I know what you mean." // 2.6K. A collection of progressive S6 episode tags, in which each works up to acknowledging what "You know what I mean" actually does mean. Really good voices. Pre-slash really.
fanfic  Lewis  slash  pair:RobbieLewis/JamesHathaway  ref:ep-tag  ref:humor  ref:pining  ref:UST  ref:vignettes  au:hedda62  fandom:Lewis 
march 2016 by zhena
President CapWolf by tsukinofaerii
Ultimates, Steve/Tony. "Steve thinks Tony smells amazing. Tony resigns himself to being kept trapped for a week or so." // Or why does Steve keep making the rounds of the restrooms? V.v. short smoosh-up of the 616 Cap-wolf thing and Ultimates President Steve, with lulzy results.
fanfiction  Ultimates  slash  pair:TonyStark/SteveRogers  ref:Ultimates  ref:werewolves  ref:humor  ref:vignettes  via:sineala  au:tsukinofaerii  fandom:Ultimates 
october 2015 by zhena
Mostly Ceremonial by Sixthlight
Rivers of London, Thomas/Peter. Nightingale and Peter have to get married for unexplained magical reasons. And it's both awkward and not, for various reasons. // Series of short fics mainly dealing with everyone else's reactions to a Sudden Marriage, including the outcome of the company betting pool. Not much in the way of sexy teims, Peter POV until the last fic, insufficient Molly. Nice tho.
fanfic  Rivers-of-London  slash  pair:PeterGrant/ThomasNightingale  ref:marriage-of-convenience  ref:domestic  ref:curtainfic  ref:vignettes  au:sixthlight  fandom:RiversOfLondon 
june 2015 by zhena
Paper Trail by lost_spook
Sapphire and Steel, gen. Silver works with grumpy Steel for the return of Sapphire, who's been separated from them. // The case isn't explained in this one, it's mainly characterization vignettes around the borders of it.
fanfic  Sapphire-and-Steel  gen  yuletide  yuletide2014  ref:OT3  ref:vignettes  ref:outsiderPOV  au:lost_spook  fandom:SapphireAndSteel 
january 2015 by zhena
Trouble Is My Business by brampersandon
Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket, gen. Multiple POVs on Rocket. // Vignettes mainly, with a brief, mostly pointless Avengers xover toward the end. The POVs are rather shaky (which maybe a beta could have remedied), but overall it's really good Rocket content. And I kinda love Rocket. Also "king of the wild frontier"...I loled.
fanfic  GotG  gen  char:RocketRaccoon  yuletide  yuletide2014  ref:vignettes  ref:charastudy  au:brampersandon  fandom:GotG 
december 2014 by zhena
Naked as a Window by Indybaggins
BBC Edwardian Farm, Alex/Peter. During the Dartmoor series, Alex and Peter have sex. // PWP. A series of vignettes, where different segments are interwoven with sex scenes. Nice to imagine.
fanfic  EdwardianFarm  BBCHistoricalFarms  RPS  slash  pair:PeterGinn/AlexLanglands  yuletide  yuletide2014  ref:vignettes  ref:bbc  ref:documentary  au:anonymous2014  ref:PWP  ref:farming  fandom:HistoricalFarm 
december 2014 by zhena
Impossible Measurements by nimmieamee
Captain America, Steve/Bucky. Bucky can remember having told Steve he loved him, multiple times, in multiple places, but he no longer has any way to interpret the contexts.
"Steve, pal," said Bucky, and every cell in his body swelled with the impossibility of this statement, "I love you."
Steve stared at him. In the front of the car, an agent masqueraded as a cabbie. The touchscreen before them was playing a news report on a loop. Daytime anchors were profiling a comedian. [...]
"Do you know what that means?" Steve finally said.
"No," Bucky said. [...] He said, "But you asked. I said that once. I remembered. I said that."
// Sad. Steve bringing Bucky in from the cold is a frame for a series of vignettes from the lives before the war. I am at the point of being super into anything she wants to write for this fandom.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  gen  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  ref:WS  ref:postcanon  ref:amnesia  ref:vignettes  ref:historical  ref:backstory  au:nimmieamee  fandom:Avengers  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
september 2014 by zhena
Under Covers by unfinishedidea
Losers, Cougar/Jensen. So Cougar and Jensen are impersonating a pair of gay assassins, but then it gets real. // Um. Hot. (Also apparently ripped off an NCIS episode, but I don't watch that show, so I don't care.)
fanfic  Losers  slash  pair:JakeJensen/CougarAlvarez  ref:pwp  ref:vignettes  ref:pretendcouple  ref:pretendgay  au:unfinishedidea  fandom:Losers 
october 2012 by zhena
Five Things Lucia Montana Did Rather Than the Washing Up by Minutia_R
Chrestomanci, gen(ish). Lucia through the years in view of becoming head of Casa Montana. // Oh. Nice. Casa Montana fic, emphasis minor character Lucia. There is also Cat/Tonino in here, but in a rather oblique fashion. It doesn't perturb my dislike of Pinhoes too badly.
fanfic  Chrestomanci  gen  slash  het  ref:vignettes  ref:montanas  au:minutia-r 
may 2012 by zhena
Four Quarters by trinityofone
SGA, John/Rodney. Band AU. Lead singer John dragoons Rodney, the kid next door, into his garage band with Teyla and Ford. Later there's Ronon, and they go places. // Next fics in order:

* "The Bellerophon Brothers," John having some sort of existential/identity crisis that manifests as cosplay and crossdressing.

"The Best of The Puddlejumpers: Bootleg Edition," (All links to this fic and its art are dead. Internet archive version, text-only file.) Rodney and John talk past each other and through intermediaries on their album tracks.

"Tokyo Drift," John and Rodney have a bad time in Tokyo (incidents courtesy Bono).

"Five Magazine Covers the Band Was Featured On (and Why Rodney Hates Them)," Vignettes/snippets (some manips here:

"La Familia," Teyla and her mystery baby.

//Anyway. I kind of like it and also kind of don't, in that it spirals off into too arch and intellectual, TBH.
fanfic  SGA  slash  pair:JohnSheppard/RodneyMcKay  AU  ref:angst  ref:band  ref:teamfic  ref:crossdressing  ref:vignettes  au:trinityofone  fandom:SGA 
november 2011 by zhena

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