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We ain't ever getting older - impossibletruths - Critical Role (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
When Keyleth visits Vasselheim, she doesn’t expect to run into an impossibly old friend. But Vesh is a vain and demanding goddess, and will not let her follower die, not when he is the only one, the only thing granting her power.

or, Kash and Keyleth get a drink, just like old times. [2704]
fic  web:criticalrole1  post-series  c:cr:keyleth  c:cr:kashaw  theme:futurefic  theme:immortality  theme:gods  theme:abuse  theme:friendship  theme:fixing  ge:gen  ge:drama  r:pg-13  @ao3 
february 2019 by scorpionvoices
i will choose what i believe - nevershootamockingbird - Critical Role (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
In a different timeline, Vesh rises from the ashes of the Chroma Conclave. [9962]
“I’m fucking useless, now,” he says, aiming for furious but falling short by a few fucking miles. He sounds-- shit, he sounds weary, sounds guilty, and Kash shuts his eyes against the sharp flash of knowing in Zarha’s eyes. There’s a low buzzing in his ears; he thinks he might be sick. “I can’t help any of you, and I got you all into this mess, and now--”

“And now,” she interrupts gently, hands leaving his skin before she grabs his wrist again, beginning to wind the bandages up his arm meticulously as she continues, “you let us pick up the slack. We came running into this mess on our own volition, Kash. You’ve already done your part.”
fic  web:criticalrole1  au:justalittledifferent  c:cr:kashaw  c:cr:zahra  c:r:keyleth  c:cr:ensemble  theme:gods  theme:raceagainsttime!  theme:abuse  theme:PTSD  theme:grief  theme:foundfamily  theme:love  theme:h/c  n:characterstudy  p:cr:kashaw/keyleth  ge:het  ge:drama  r:pg-13  @ao3 
february 2019 by scorpionvoices
Not a Lottery - NevillesGran - Critical Role (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
When Kash read “The Lottery”, he got about a third of the way through before he put his head down on his knees and laughed until he cried. [2378]

[God, this is so painful. I have strong feelings about 'The Lottery' AND Kashaw, and putting them both together is a complete gut punch.]
fic  web:criticalrole1  c:cr:kashaw  c:cr:vesh  n:characterstudy  theme:gods  theme:angst  theme:abuse  w:grooming  w:torture  theme:PTSD  theme:aftermath  ge:gen  ge:drama  r:pg-13  @ao3 
february 2019 by scorpionvoices
the hope which has no opposite in fear - blackkat - Naruto [Archive of Our Own]
Zabuza steels himself, breathes out. Remembers he can move, that he can speak, and slowly, carefully slides to his knees. Not a position he would take for anyone else, even Mei if she ever wore the Mizukage's hat, not after a lifetime spent clawing his way up from the streets and into a place of his own power. But—gods are something different. They have to be, or they can't offer miracles, and Zabuza needs that miracle right now.

“I was told that you help those seeking justice,” he says. [4586]
fic  an:naruto  au:nothuman  c:naru:zabuza  c:naru:haku  c:naru:kakashi  c:naru:mei  theme:gods  theme:fixing  theme:angst  theme:sacrifice  theme:totherescue!  theme:friendship  p:naru:kakashi/zabuza  ge:drama  ge:slash  r:pg-13  @ao3 
september 2018 by scorpionvoices
Season of the Inundation - DachOsmin - Mad Max Series (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
It started as all things do, on the banks of the Nile. The floods had come late to Luxor, as they had every year since the Calamity, and with them came a man and his boat. [2524]
She paused at the end of the dock. "My name is Horus-Sa, by the way."


She looked up at him. Her pale eyes stood out like turquoise amidst a mess of smudged kohl. "What's your name?"

"... Mhenkheperreseneb."


"Mhenkheperreseneb. The second."

She considered this, rolled the syllables around inside her mouth for a moment. "How about Max?"
fic  m:madmax  au:period  c:max  c:max:furiosa  c:max:angharad  theme:gods  theme:angst  theme:fixing  theme:competency!!!  ge:gen  r:pg-13  @ao3 
november 2016 by scorpionvoices
parhelion: The Angel Of Bad Children
Me, I never believed in the Angel of Bad Children until I found the youngling under the East Pier. The fella was fourteen or fifteen years away from his birth, but he wouldn’t be getting any older. His spilled blood was still smoking when I knelt down on the beach sand next to him. The blood glowed puss-green against the sand, just like the tales along the seaside had claimed. He’d been reaped.
originalfic  theme:gods  theme:angels  theme:religion  theme:angst  theme:friendship  theme:survival  theme:legends  theme:HEA  ge:slash  r:pg-13  a:parhelion  @privatearchive 
february 2015 by scorpionvoices
calls the storm of fire - Morcai - Valdemar Series - Mercedes Lackey [Archive of Our Own]
Eral grew up near White Foal Pass. It's made things interesting.

It takes him weeks of training to realize that not everyone can light fires by glaring at them.

:About time, Chosen: Soja says dryly, and Eral scowls into space.

:Half Stonesburn can do that. Mira’s Da can do it with wet wood. I didn’t realize it was rare.:

(sometimes known as, "10 things Lavan changed about peoples lives after dying" [1812]
fic  b:valdemar  c:valdemar:oc  c:valdemar:lavan  c:valdemar:kalira  theme:aftermath  theme:ghosts  theme:legends  theme:gods  ge:gen  r:pg-13  @ao3 
december 2014 by scorpionvoices
TtH • Story • Tomorrow, Tomorrow and Tomorrow
When she wakes in the desert, her first thought is that she must have been out longer than she thought. The last thing she remembers is the quickening of the head hunter that challenged her and then…she died. Stab wound in the gut. And faithful as ever, her hated immortality brought her back. No matter how many times Willow apologizes, Buffy doesn’t think she will ever forgive her friend.

But the fact remains that she wakes not in the alley she died in but in the desert, far from civilization with the faint smell of ozone lingering around her. With a grimace she stands and starts walking in a straight line and random direction. [32,802]
fic  tv:buffythevampireslayer  crossover  tv:highlander  c:btvs:buffy  c:hl:methos  c:hl:kronos  c:hl:silas  c:hl:caspian  c:hl:duncan  c:hl:joe  theme:stranded  theme:timetravel  theme:immortality  theme:angst  theme:grief  theme:growingold  theme:h/c  theme:love  theme:survival  theme:totherescue!  theme:selfrescue  theme:competency!!!  theme:gods  p:xvr:buffy/methos  ge:het  ge:drama  r:pg-13  a:pprfaith  @tth 
november 2014 by scorpionvoices
Woe To Him That Is Alone - otter - Stargate SG-1 [Archive of Our Own]
When gods are proved false, what do men have left to hold on to?
Most of the time, though, Daniel seems like Daniel, just maybe a little older. It's as if he's gone backpacking across Europe or served a year in the Peace Corps or joined the Army or done any of the other things that seem to change kids into responsible grown-ups. He's more confident, and a little quieter, calm and unruffled. When Daniel folds his arms across his ribs now, Jack no longer gets the impression that he's trying to hold himself together; now he just does it when he needs a place to put his hands.

But the confidence means other things, too. He's not afraid anymore to ask for what he wants.

Daniel shows up on Jack's doorstep on a Saturday and says, very calmly, that they really ought to talk.

When Jack lets him in, Daniel pins him against the wall in the hallway, thoroughly explores Jack's mouth with his tongue, and then steps back and says, "Anyway, that's all I wanted to say. What do you think?"
fic  tv:stargatesg1  c:sg1:jack  c:sg1:daniel  theme:gods  theme:angst  theme:firstkiss  theme:sliceoflife  theme:love  worldbuilding  p:sg1:daniel/jack  ge:slash  r:r  @ao3 
may 2014 by scorpionvoices
Five Times, in Dreams - Shanola - Chalion Saga - Bujold [Archive of Our Own]
Would you be willing to ride for me? Caz had asked. And then worse: Pray for guidance.

At least he could do that, Palli thought and knelt on the rug beside his bed; the cold of the stone seeped through and soaked his knees. [3521]
fic  b:chalion  missingscene  c:chalion:palli  theme:gods  theme:dreams  theme:destiny  theme:angst  warning:characterdeath-sortof  theme:questing  ge:gen  ge:drama  r:pg-13  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2009 
january 2014 by scorpionvoices
It Was Enough - Sildominarin - Chalion Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold [Archive of Our Own]
A look at the moments in a web of lives that all connect through one person.
Iselle did not remember rising to her feet, but the fact that she had seen the tiniest tremor in Caz's hand was reason enough for her to stay there. She'd meant to demand respect for her Chancellor, to remind the Roknar of his place as the defeated at the table. Instead, her mind supplied her with the words that Caz had offered as bribes, all those years ago in Valenda.

~You are the son of a whore, and find your pleasures with men of the same. Go back to your masters, cur, and tell them that until Roknar sees reason in the treaty tent that there will be no peace between us!~

There was silence for a long moment, the Roknari shocked, Cazaril obviously resisting the urge to cover his face and lament over his failure as a tutor, and Bergon clearing his throat.

~I think the Royina has made Chalion-Ibra's stance perfectly clear. Leave now, and send word again when you are ready to negotiate.~

Still shocked-or insulted beyond words, it was hard to tell- the Roknari delegation filed out. And Iselle decided to count herself lucky that Cazaril waited until they were alone before he spoke.

fic  b:chalion  missingscene  c:chalion:cazaril  c:chalion:iselle  c:chalion:betriz  c:chalion:bergon  c:chalion:fox  c:chalion:bastard  c:chalion:daughter  theme:angst  theme:friendship  theme:snark  theme:shenanigans  theme:gods  theme:competency!!!  theme:grief  theme:transformation  p:chalion:betriz.cazaril  p:chalion:bergon/iselle  ge:het  ge:drama  r:pg-13  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2012 
january 2014 by scorpionvoices
revelation - fightlikeagirl - Hannibal (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
His is not the most conventional of religions, nor the most well-abided. They suffer him out of fear, largely; fear of his god, fear of what whispers he will bring his god. He is a man with his lips to the divine, and they afford him all the respect he demands. Worship at his temple, bring offerings, fill his coffers—all this they do reluctantly, but obediently and punctually, and so Hannibal cannot fault them. [2323]

[Scarily IC portrayal of Hannibal as a solitary priest to a lesser god.]
fic  tv:hannibal  au:magicalrealism  c:hannibal:hannibal  c:hannibal:will  theme:gods  theme:seduction  theme:first-time  p:hannibal:hannibal/will  ge:slash  r:nc-17  @ao3 
november 2013 by scorpionvoices
Lover of the Light - ember_firedrake - Les Misérables (2012), Les Misérables - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
Inspired by Neil Gaiman's American Gods.

Enjolras is a god, brought to France by the Romans when it was still Gaul. As the centuries have passed, his power has faded as new deities rose.

--He forgot what it was to be recognized. That is, until the dark-curled man looked at him, blue eyes intent though his cheeks were flushed from the liquor he’d imbibed. His mouth was curved like a bow of Eros, drawn in a smirk.

“Behold,” he said, “Apollo has seen fit to grace us with his presence.”-- [5024]
fic  b:lesmisérables  c:lesmis:enjolras  c:lesmis:grantaire  theme:gods  theme:angst  theme:war  theme:first-time  theme:love  warning:characterdeath-canon  p:lesmis:enjolras/grantaire  genre:slash  r:nc-17  @ao3 
august 2013 by scorpionvoices
dytabytes: A Land of Dreams and Fire
All over the city, people hope and pray and need, calling and calling and calling his name. Is it any wonder that he answers? [1451]

[I finished this fic, started bawling, and then scrolled back up and went Oh, OF COURSE IT'S BY DYTABYTES.]
fic  co:watchmen  au:fusion  b:americangods  c:watchmen:oc  style:outsidePOV  style:philosophical  theme:resurrection  theme:gods  genre:gen  rating:pg-13  author:dytabytes  @lj 
march 2013 by scorpionvoices
leaf subsides to leaf - lacking - Rise of the Guardians (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
He dies in a forest fire from smoke inhalation, gasping as he watches trees burn and grass wilt into ash.

Or: Bunnymund learns that being a guardian and that being a friend are not so terribly different. [4604]
fic  m:riseoftheguardians  pre-movie  post-movie  c:rotg:bunny  c:rotg:north  c:rotg:tooth  c:rotg:sandy  c:rotg:jack  worldbuilding  characterstudy  theme:gods  theme:superpowers  theme:angst  theme:fixing  theme:transformation  theme:foundfamily  theme:h/c  theme:snark  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:HEA  genre:gen  rating:pg  @ao3 
march 2013 by scorpionvoices

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