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Discretion and Restraint - notavodkashot - Bleach [Archive of Our Own]
With Kurosaki Ichigo effectively removed from the picture, after Aizen's defeat, Zaraki Kenpachi has shifted his sights to the next best thing. Abarai Renji wishes more than anything in the world that said “thing” was not Kuchiki Byakuya.

Or at the very least, that Byakuya himself would stop encouraging him. [109,129]

[The one where Zaraki and Byakuya are actually kind of friends and this drives Renji up a wall because SO MUCH PROPERTY-DAMAGE, DAMMIT!! Also, Renji and Shinji are accidental buddies, even though Shinji has this weird thing with Kurotsuchi where Shinji is deadpan and Kurotsichi is ranty and they hang out and "hate" each other.

The character development in this fic is pretty much to die for, is what I'm saying.]
fic  an:bleach  c:bleach:renji  c:bleach:byakuya  c:bleach:zaraki  c:bleach:rukia  c:bleach:kuukaku  c:bleach:yoruichi  c:bleach:shinji  c:bleach:kurotsuchi  c:bleach:zabimaru  c:bleach:isshin  theme:aftermath  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:shenanigans  theme:injury  theme:h/c  theme:love  theme:first-time  theme:totherescue!  theme:competency!!!  theme:boysaredorks  theme:family  theme:fixing  theme:snark  theme:friendship  theme:frenemies  theme:HEA  p:bleach:byakuya/renji  ge:slash  ge:drama  ge:action  r:pg-13  @ao3 
august 2018 by scorpionvoices
damnatio memoriae - temporalDecay - Wiedźmin | The Witcher - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
“May I walk the estate?” Emhyr repeated, and his nose crinkled in that familiar twitch of displeasure that Geralt had always secretly delighted in causing, despite how downright suicidal it was to invoke it on purpose. “I'm not going to run away,” he added, with a slight glare. “I'm merely bored.”

“Oh,” Geralt said, eloquent. “Ah. Sure?” [12044]

[The one where Emhyr is cursed with amnesia and no one believes he's the emperor except Geralt.]
fic  g:witcher  c:witcher:geralt  c:witcher:emhyr  c:witcher:barnabas-basil  c:witcher:regis  c:witcher:ciri  trope:amnesia  trope:curse  theme:friendship  theme:domesticity  theme:frenemies  theme:snark  theme:competency!!!  hilarity  p:witcher:emhyr/geralt  ge:slash  r:nc-17  @ao3 
august 2018 by scorpionvoices
Black Magic Woman - beachkid (binz), binz, shiplizard - Dresden Files - Jim Butcher [Archive of Our Own]
Abracadabra! Alakazam! Make Harry Dresden's drag alter ego APPEAR! (And ruin John Marcone's business meeting.) [5114]
In her stiletto heeled Oxfords she easily topped seven feet, but she couldn't have weighed more than one sixty-- minus what must have been the twenty pounds of sequins that made up her tailcoat and top hat. And her bow tie. And her tuxedo shirt leotard. Her sky high legs were covered in fishnet with glittery spades, clubs, diamonds and hearts worked into the pattern. She had cheekbones you could see from space, large dark eyes, a bright red pout, and a huge mane of chestnut curls.

She was also, impossibly, familiar.

My phone went off. I reached for it, yanking my eyes away from her sashay across the stage.

(is that who it looks like???)

Hendricks despises text speak and excessive punctuation. He must have been even more startled than I was.

(didnt know he could actlly lose 5clck shdw), I responded.

[...]

I watched the stage out of the corner of my eye: the magician wrapped up her lipsynch with a shower of fake snow, and spread her arms wide for the crowd. "Hello, darlings! My name is Devine Copafeel--" of course it was.


[I don't know how I've never managed to bookmark this before; it's one of my favorites, and one of the few Dresden fics out there that is hysterically funny without sacrificing characterization.]
fic  b:dresdenfiles  oneshot  c:dresden:marcone  c:dresden:hendricks  c:dresden:gard  c:dresden:harrydresden  theme:shenanigans  theme:frenemies  theme:snark  LOLZ  p:dresden:harry/marcone  ge:fluff  ge:slash  r:pg-13  @ao3 
april 2017 by scorpionvoices
Cowboys - SnubbingApollo - The Magnificent Seven (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
"Better than sleeping outside," Vasquez countered. He was sitting by the fire with his blanket wrapped around his shoulders having long since given up on his bed.

"Barely," Faraday muttered, pulling his blanket tighter around himself. "Times like this I envy Billy and Goodnight. I could do with a warm body to snuggle right about now." Vasquez turned from the fire to arch an eyebrow at him.

"Was that an offer, guero?" he asked.

"Might've been. You do look mighty warm and I am frozen half to death." [1106]

[This one's kinda goofy, but it made me laugh so I'm keeping it.]
fic  m:magnificentseven  c:mag7:faraday  c:mag7:vasquez  c:mag7:goodnight  c:mag7:billy  trope:huddlingforwarmth  theme:frenemies  theme:friendstolovers  theme:snark  theme:shenanigans  p:mag7:faraday/vasquez  p:mag7:billy/goodnight  ge:slash  r:r  @ao3 
october 2016 by scorpionvoices
Quiet Like a Fight - MzMinola - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Harry Potter and the Dormitory Under the Stairs -- In which Harry Potter sleeps the whole way to Hogwarts, gets Sorthed into Slytherin, and spends his first year making friends, forging alliances, and breaking Snape's will to live. [33,796]
“How do you feel about Slytherin?”

-What?- Harry thought, startled. His stomach abruptly unknotted and he sat up straighter. -Um, fine? Anything’s fine, really. Um. Thank you?-

“Excellent,” the Hat said. It sounded…smug? Before Harry could think about that further, it roared out the name SLYTHERIN! so loud that Harry jumped.

The hall went sharply silent.

As Harry handed the Sorting Hat back to Professor McGonagall, he saw that most of the teachers at the high table behind her were rather stunned. One in particular, with long black hair that was so greasy Aunt Petunia would have fainted, looked as though he had been hit on the back of the head with a board. Only Professor Dumbledore seemed unsurprised, though thoughtful.
fic  b:harrypotter  au:justalittledifferent  c:hp:harry  c:hp:hermione  c:hp:pucey  c:hp:ensemble  worldbuilding  theme:angst  theme:friendship  theme:frenemies  theme:shenanigans  ge:gen  r:pg-13  @ao3 
august 2016 by scorpionvoices
tiptoe 'round our dreams - thistidalwave - Check Please! (Webcomic) [Archive of Our Own]
“No,” Chowder says, shaking his head. “I didn’t do it, you guys did when you decided you’d try. Sorry, but I just sat here and ate cupcakes. Mostly. Sorry.”


Chowder comes back to Samwell after winter break with a resolution: Dex and Nursey are going to stop fighting and start getting along this year if it's the last thing Chowder does. [12,000]
fic  co:omgcheckplease  c:omgcp:chowder  c:omgcp:dex  c:omgcp:nursey  c:omgcp:ensemble  theme:friendship  theme:frenemies  theme:angst  theme:snark  theme:shenanigans  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:racism  theme:homophobia  theme:classism  theme:firstkiss  OT3  p:omgcp:chowder/dex/nursey  ge:slash  r:pg-13  @ao3 
april 2016 by scorpionvoices
Standing right outside my door - eleanor_lavish - Check Please! (Webcomic) [Archive of Our Own]
“I’ve been doing holidays alone for years, bro. I mean, I spent more holidays at Andover than in New York.”

Dex’s fingers tighten on the steering wheel. He kind of really hates Nursey’s parents right now, even though he’s never met them. He wants to yell at Nursey about this ridiculous chill he has going on, about how it’s fucked up, ask how he’s not just pissed off all the fucking time, but he looks over and Nursey’s eyes are still closed, and he’s curled in on himself in the seat. “Yeah, well. Not this year,” he says firmly. [5598]
fic  c:omgcheckplease  c:omgcp:dex  c:omgcp:nursey  theme:holidays  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:frenemies  theme:friendstolovers  theme:family  theme:comingout  theme:angst  theme:firstkiss  p:omgcp:dex/nursey  ge:slash  r:r  a:eleanorlavish  @ao3 
december 2015 by scorpionvoices
ocean breathes salty - feverbeats - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
They're the same kind of freak and Newt doesn't ask about Hermann's leg anymore and no one else can check Hermann's math and no one else truly thinks Newt is as smart as he claims. [3458]
fic  m:pacificrim  pre-movie  c:pr:newt  c:pr:hermann  theme:firstmeetings  theme:angst  theme:frenemies  theme:mentaldifference  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:first-time  theme:secrets  theme:HEA  p:pr:hermann/newt  ge:slash  r:pg-13  @ao3 
march 2015 by scorpionvoices
Bound to You - Angela - The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien [Archive of Our Own]
Legolas does not think the way other elves do. He does not do things the way other elves do. He does not want the things other elves want.

And as for Gimli - well, Legolas doesn't know what to think or do or want where Gimli is concerned. [6405]
fic  b:lordoftherings  c:lotr:legolas  c:lotr:gimli  theme:frenemies  theme:friendship  theme:friendstolovers  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:grief  theme:war  theme:first-time  theme:snark  theme:love  p:lotr:gimli/legolas  ge:slash  r:pg-13  @ao3 
january 2015 by scorpionvoices
but hearts don't break, y'all - postcardmystery - Justified [Archive of Our Own]
“That kid’s dead cause of you and your bullshit,” says Raylan, which is true, in its way, and not, in so many others.

“Men who think themselves instruments of the Lord are deluded, Raylan,” says Boyd, does not finish it with as you well know.

“Be that as it may, that’s a goddamn terrible way to go,” says Raylan and there’s a flicker of his eyes to the left, and Boyd knows what that is, even if Raylan doesn’t. Raylan’s never been afraid of dying. He’s probably not even frightened by the method. [1172]
fic  tv:justified  oneshot  c:justified:boyd  c:justified:raylan  theme:war  theme:PTSD  theme:frenemies  theme:pining  theme:emotionalconstipation  mood:quietdesperation  p:justified:boyd/raylan  ge:slash  ge:drama  r:pg-13  a:postcardmystery  @ao3 
april 2014 by scorpionvoices
you can call me caesar - postcardmystery - Justified [Archive of Our Own]
“Believe in me, and you shall never die,” says Boyd Crowder, his right hand moving in the shape of a cross, never quite letting his left hand know, and it’s the first lie of many.

“Believe in you, I’ll do shit else,” says Raylan Givens, his mouth twisting mean and hot, and when Boyd’s breath catches in the back of his throat, it has the sting of something holy to it. [1275]
fic  tv:justified  oneshot  c:justified:boyd  c:justified:raylan  n:characterstudy  style:philosophical  theme:frenemies  theme:war  theme:undercover  theme:family  theme:injury  theme:religion  o:twisted  o:awesome  ge:gen  ge:drama  r:r  a:postcardmystery  @ao3 
april 2014 by scorpionvoices
Letters of Roses - icarus_chained - Rise of the Guardians (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
On Cupcake's advice, Jack screws up his courage and goes to ask for Bunny's help. It was *not* what Aster was expecting. [3703]

[...Possibly my favorite fic in his entire ridiculous fandom. It never fails to hit me right in the feels.]
fic  m:riseoftheguardians  post-movie  c:rotg:bunny  c:rotg:jack  c:rotg:sandy  theme:courtship  theme:angst  theme:frenemies  theme:romance  theme:love  o:adorable  p:rotg:jack/sandy  ge:slash  r:pg  a:icarus_chained  @ao3 
march 2014 by scorpionvoices
Shadowlord and Pirate King - Chapter 1 - Footloose, mushroomtale - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
A fast ship, a good crew, a treasure, a Clan to lead -- that's all Arthur Pendragon has ever wanted. He sits on the Council, he supports his father's kingship, and he keeps an eye on the Imperial Conglomerate when they come too close to Pirate space.

One day the Conglomerate infiltrates the Clans and poisons the King. Arthur must search for a cure to keep his father alive and the Clans from civil war.

An escape route, a sharp knife, a target, the shadows at his command -- that's all Merlin has ever needed. He fulfills his assignments, he uses the Sterling to sustain his once-royal House in their exile, and wages a private war against the Imperial Conglomerate.

When he learns of an elaborate plot to assassinate him, Merlin does the opposite of what's expected. He flees onto a Pirate ship.

There's a saying among the Pirates: that one's fate is written in the stars. Destiny will always set to rights what has been made wrong. [169,425]
fic  tv:merlin  au:space  c:merlin:merlin  c:merlin:arthur  c:merlin:ensemble  theme:assassins  theme:pirates  theme:destiny  theme:hateatfirstsight  theme:frenemies  theme:war  theme:snark  theme:angst  theme:foundfamily  theme:grief  theme:politics  theme:totherescue!  theme:captivity  theme:competency!!!  theme:courtship  theme:fuckthesystem!  theme:revenge  theme:raceagainsttime!  trope:partnerbond  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  ge:slash  r:nc-17  @ao3  l:novel 
march 2014 by scorpionvoices
midnight in kowloon - prettybrilliantfunny - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
Every year on the anniversary of the closing of the Breach, Hong Kong holds the Victory Festival in the repopulated boneslums. People the world over fly in to celebrate and participate in the Kissing Masquerade. [4376]
fic  m:pacificrim  post-movie  c:pr:raleigh  c:pr:mako  c:pr:chuck  theme:fix-it  theme:secretidentity  theme:firstkiss  theme:first-time  theme:surprise!  theme:frenemies  theme:snark  p:pr:chuck/raleigh  genre:slash  r:r  @ao3 
november 2013 by scorpionvoices

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