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Speranza: In the Carcass of the World
Based on art by Puckboum for the Captain America Reverse Big Bang. The prompt: "Post-apocalyptic AU. The idea I had while drawing was that the end of the world happens some time after WS or CW, Steve and Bucky are looking for Tony so he can make a new arm for Bucky, and Natasha, Clint and Sam are looking for them so they can stop Hydra from taking control of what's left of society. That or quiet slice of life, except in a post-apo world."
author:speranza  fandom:marvel  pairing:steve/bucky  rating:r  wordcount:10-25k  theme:dystopia  theme:apocalypse 
december 2017 by slownight
In Thy Dark Streets Shineth, by bloodbright
["Famous Blue Raincoat"] It’s cold, here, but nothing like the way it was near the end—the endless mud, and the way it would freeze solid at night and melt to dirty slush in the day, and the sky always grey, and all of us eternally damp; those tents that barely kept the wind out, and your shoulder against mine, and if there had been room I might’ve swallowed my pride and crawled inside your coat with you.
fandom:music  pairing:gen  type:fic  genre:fantasy  theme:dystopia  words:1k-5k  rating:pg 
december 2015 by muchasabejas
coffeeinallcaps: here at the end of all things
Chris carries the kid in on a rainy afternoon.

“Found him just outside the perimeter,” he says as he lowers the limp body onto one of the mattresses. “I’m not sure he’ll make it.”

Derek takes a look at the kid’s deathly pale skin, the black edges of his blunt fingernails, the long ragged gash running down his side, caked with dried blood and dirt, and for some reason he thinks, he’ll make it, all right.
author:coffeeinallcaps  fandom:teen.wolf  pairing:derek/stiles  genre:au  theme:dystopia  rating:r  wordcount:0-5k 
january 2015 by slownight
aimmyarrowshigh & thediamondskies: I Built A Home for You, for Me
In the year 2114, Nick Grimshaw is the voice behind the morning broadcast for a new England’s BBC—the voice behind the Counsel heading an England that has regained international supremacy through colonialism and violence, and domestic supremacy through the oppression of its people. While England’s new colonies need to earn their peace, England’s own poor are expected to earn their keep by servicing the rich. Such service is often done by ‘Orphans’—the youth of the poor sent off for grooming in training schools and, eventually, sold to the wealthy to use as they please. That’s how, under the heavy hand of his father, a leader on the Counsel, Nick reluctantly finds himself in possession of Louis. With Louis’ presence constantly in the back of Nick’s mind, he begins to question the very culture he was raised in, and the ideals he’s required by his job to spread across the nation. Even as Louis learns for the first time what it means to be given the freedom to make his own choices, Nick learns that in his life, that’s the one luxury he’s never really had.
author:aimmyarrowshigh  author:thediamondskies  fandom:1d  pairing:louis/nick  genre:au  theme:slavery  theme:dystopia  rating:nc-17  wordcount:50-75k 
january 2015 by slownight
If the Government Could Read My Mind, They'd Know I'm Thinking of You , by waketosleep
The Sheriff's secret police care about you and want what's best for you. Most of you. The point is, if they don't care about you, you're probably already dead or incarcerated. And you probably don't get one of the cells with HBO on Demand.  pairing:cecil/carlos  type:fic  genre:humor  genre:romance  genre:established  theme:dystopia  char:carlos  char:cecil.palmer  words:1k-5k  rating:pg 
august 2013 by muchasabejas
ionthesparrow - Before the Fall
His place on this team is inked down on paper, stitched into the fabric of his sweater. Nothing’s going to change that.
fic:hockeyrpf  author:ionthesparrow  pairing:carter/richards  rating:nc17  theme:dystopia 
november 2012 by letsgofriday
ionthesparrow - Hockey at the End of the World
Jeff has a plan: Get to camp, skate well. Make the team. Do well. Make the Orange. Survive. Win Cups. Get free.
fic:hockeyrpf  author:ionthesparrow  pairing:carter/richards  rating:r  theme:dystopia 
november 2012 by letsgofriday
Pieces of the Dream
"It was sometimes said that the government spent half its money trying to exterminate mutants, and the other half trying to create them." In a world where cold war simmers between the human nations and the mutants of Genosha, some people want peace, some want revenge, and two groups of teenagers just want answers.

Notes: Really awesome AU. I really love the differences in the universe and the backstory that the author has worked out for all the characters (especially Eli and Cassie/Vision). It's dark, but hopeful.
character:vision  character:charlesxavier  !oneshot  author:siamesa  challenge:yabigbang  character:cassielang  character:ericlehnsherr  character:katebishop  character:wandamaximoff  fandom:youngavengers  genre:au  genre:action  length:15-20k  pairing:billy/teddy  pairing:gen  rating:r  site:ao3  theme:dystopia  theme:unlikelyfriends  theme:politics/war  character:tonystark  character:elibradley  character:tommyshepherd 
september 2012 by track_04
Unaware That You're Tearing Me Asunder
What happens at the death of a king.

Notes: A different (and much darker - directly, at least) spin on William and Thomas as seen in "And Get Him To Swap Our Places." A well-written, slightly haunting read. Warnings for character death and dub/non-con.
theme:houseofm  !oneshot  author:noharlembeat  fandom:youngavengers  genre:angst  genre:ar  length:1-5k  site:ao3  rating:nc-17  theme:dystopia  theme:dreams/memories 
september 2012 by track_04
And Get Him to Swap Our Places
Billy casts the most dubious of spells and gets into a shitload of trouble when he switches places with William Lensherr, Prince of Genosha, member of the House of M.

Notes: This fic is a-ma-ziiiiing. Tommy and Billy's voices are spot-on, and the House of M world is really well written. The banter and relationships between the rest of the YAs are also awesome. Warnings for allusions to dub/non-con and some dark themes.
theme:houseofm  !oneshot  author:noharlembeat  character:cassielang  character:katebishop  character:rictor  pairing:billy/teddy  length:20-30k  site:ao3  fandom:youngavengers  theme:dystopia  theme:body/vesselswitch  theme:unlikelyfriends  genre:ar  genre:angst  genre:humor  genre:hurt/comfort  character:elibradley  character:tommyshepherd 
september 2012 by track_04
[Jeff Carter/Mike Richards] Hockey at the End of the World by ionthesparrow
Jeff has a plan: Get to camp, skate well. Make the team. Do well. Make the Orange. Survive. Win Cups. Get free.


[dystopian!au, like bottom notes point out "(loosely) based on the actual playoff run of the 2004-2005 Philadelphia Phantoms and their eventual Calder Cup win." i love dystopian stories and i love carts/richie and this doesn't disappoint on either account (although it can be almost be read as gen, with actual hockey making a greater part of the story).

truly some grade a quality writing. and it is supposed to be the first part of the series! so hopefully there will be more where this came from.]
fandom:HockeyRPF  JeffCarter/MikeRichards  w:PatrickSharp  genre:au  genre:angst  rating:r  author:ionthesparrow  relationship:pre-relationship  theme:dystopia  theme:rookies  theme:friendship  theme:bedsharing  theme:playoffs  t:Flyers  setting:au  WARNING:violence  WARNING:referenced.character.death  (★★★)  type:fic  lenght:20-50k  year:2012  [AO3]  !☀  !♥ 
july 2012 by bodyofwater
dreamdustmama: Paperlegends Fic: Worth Fighting For, Masterpost
In a world where magic is on the brink of being banned and sorcerers are looked upon as second-class citizens, Merlin Emrys does whatever is necessary to protect his loved ones and help those who are like him. Arthur Pendragon, despite his father's open hatred of magic, has never had a reason to care one way or the other – until he discovers that his sister Morgana has powers, and is working underground to rescue those being targeted by the government. Merlin fights with words while Arthur is forced to face the truth about what is really happening to those who use magic, and despite an earlier encounter, it isn't until a chance meeting between them one night that their worlds truly collide.
fandom:Merlin  ship:Arthur/Merlin  fanfiction:Merlin  rating:NC17  words:>30k  fest:paperlegends11  theme:dystopia  theme:au  theme:modernAU 
january 2012 by thereshedances
Looking for a Place to Happen
In a timeline where the Vulcans never allowed Earth freedom from their oversight, Jim Kirk doesn't fit in. All he needs to get away is a fast ship and a crew as crazy as he is; luckily, some things are universal constants. Sequel to "The Sky was Made for Us Tonight".

Notes: Pure awesome. The characters in this are all amazing and very much themselves despite the change in setting and the world building is incredible. I love the way they come together.
!series  author:waketosleep  challenge:startrekbb  length:15-20k  pairing:kirk/spock  rating:r  site:ao3  genre:au  theme:dystopia  theme:outlaws  theme:firsttime  character:leonardmccoy  character:pavelchekov  character:montgomeryscott  character:hikarusulu  character:nyotauhura 
december 2011 by track_04
The Sky Was Made for Us Tonight
The Vulcans thought that humans in space, unsupervised, would be too much for the galaxy to handle. And that was before Jim Kirk came along.

Notes: The space outlaws/pirates trope done to perfection! The world building in this is amazing for its length and Kirk and Spock are both pitch perfect. Also really love the Vulcans kind of being bastards (well-meaning, mostly, but still bastards).
theme:genius!kirk  theme:dystopia  theme:outlaws  !series  author:waketosleep  genre:au  length:5-10k  pairing:kirk/spock  rating:pg13  site:ao3  fandom:startrek 
december 2011 by track_04

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