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Comes the Tide - darthneko - Final Fantasy VIII [Archive of Our Own]
Another day, another gil. This is life outside the Garden. ~ Seifer and Zell, post game, meet up again in Fisherman's Horizon. [6631]

[A classic, and definitely one of my favorite post-game fics for any Final Fantasy game.]
fic  g:FFVIII  post-series  c:ff8:seifer  c:ff8:fuujin  c:ff8:zell  theme:aftermath  theme:survival  theme:PTSD  theme:permanentinjury  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:firstkiss  p:ff8:seifer/zell  ge:slash  r:pg-13  @ao3 
november 2018 by scorpionvoices
make you laugh - applecrumbledore - Check Please! (Webcomic) [Archive of Our Own]
"Think about it," Holster offers. "I'll be around."

Bitty blurts out, "Do you think I'm cute?" and regrets it when Holster laughs, booming and loud.

"Bits, honestly? I think everyone here would be doing the exact same thing I am if they'd thought of it first." [3376]
fic  co:omgcheckplease  c:omgcp:bitty  c:omgcp:holster  theme:friendship  theme:fuckbuddies  theme:snark  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:shenanigans  o:adorable  p:omgcp:bitty/holster  ge:slash  r:r  @ao3 
may 2017 by scorpionvoices
Let's Give Ourselves Promises of Our Unending - aimmyarrowshigh, nichestars - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Captain Cassian Andor tries to define what it means to live after he should have died. His second life is a softer one.

AKA: The working title of this fic was "Three Rebels and a Baby." [105,297]
"We all deserve happiness," Jyn says. "You do, too. I think as long as there's light, we've got a chance for that."

Cassian laughs quietly. "I think you've got a better chance of finding it than I have."

"He's sat by your bed every day since we came back." Jyn squeezes his hand again.

"He's also married to the pilot who picked us up off the beach," Cassian says. It's the first time he's said it out loud, and it catches a little in his throat.

Jyn blinks. "I wouldn't have guessed that."

"I recruited her," Cassian adds, because it seems important to give all the details to the holonovela that is his life now.
fic  u:starwars  m:rogueone  pre-movie  post-movie  c:sw:cassian  c:sw:kes.dameron  c:sw:shara.bey  c:sw:jyn.erso  theme:firstmeetings  theme:friendship  theme:competency!!!  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:injury  theme:grief  theme:pining  theme:seduction  theme:marriage  theme:war  theme:kids  theme:h/c  theme:love  theme:family  theme:HEA  OT3  p:sw:cassian/kes/shara  ge:drama  ge:multi  r:nc-17  @ao3  l:novel  favs:starwars 
april 2017 by scorpionvoices
Five Facts About Goodnight Robicheaux and One About Billy Rocks - Caora (Soujin) - The Magnificent Seven (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
Billy sits him down on the side of the bed and starts to undress him, hands so gentle that it's hard to believe how good they are at death. He works slow and methodical. In a quick-draw he's like the flare of a match, spark and then fire, but now he's taking his time, unbuttoning Goody's waistcoat, getting him down to shirtsleeves.

"Puritan," Goody says.

"Someone had to carry you back." [2039]
Billy has been less a Cesario than a Horatio, propping up the heartsick death-hunting prince, shielding him from the consequences of madness. Goody feels a great deal in common with Hamlet -- rumination, for one, and volubility for another, and of course idiocy and insanity. Billy is the heart's-friend who has come from afar to stand at his elbow and try to save him.

He expects to die in spite of Billy's best efforts, whether by poisoned foil or poisoned wine or letter to England or his own hand. But Billy, somehow, seems to have faith in him.
fic  m:magnificentseven  pre-movie  c:mag7:goodnight  c:mag7:billy  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:angst  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:PTSD  theme:h/c  theme:snark  theme:love  p:mag7:billy/goodnight  ge:slash  r:r  @ao3 
october 2016 by scorpionvoices
how to fall in love with a fairytale - AndreaLyn - Star Wars - All Media Types, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
They tell stories about Finn. Half the galaxy fears him and the other half reveres him, but Poe's just struggling to figure out when he started falling in love with a hero right out of his childhood fairytales. [2811]
You start with ‘once upon a time’.

Even Poe, who’s not the usual target audience for fairytales knows *that*. He’s grown up amidst larger than life figures and romantic heroes. His first formative memories are of Luke Skywalker’s heroics being lauded throughout the galaxy and watching Leia Organa marry a space pirate after saving the universe.
fic  u:starwars  m:swTFA  c:sw:poe  c:sw:finn  theme:legends  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:love  theme:dorksinlove  theme:firstkiss  p:sw:finn/poe  ge:slash  r:pg-13  a:andrealyn  @ao3 
january 2016 by scorpionvoices
Consenting to Dream - emungere - Hannibal (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
A seduction through physical objects. It starts with a scarf loaned to Will on a cold day, but Hannibal, as usual, isn't satisfied with anything small. [32,187]

[The one where Hannibal keeps buying Will super expensive shit and they both get off on it.]
fic  tv:hannibal  c:hannibal:will  c:hannibal  theme:friendship  theme:seduction  theme:snark  theme:firstkiss  theme:first-time  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:love  pitchperfect  p:hannibal:hannibal/will  ge:slash  r:nc-17  a:emungere  @ao3 
october 2015 by scorpionvoices
Locker Room Therapy - Asuka Kureru (Askerian) - Naruto [Archive of Our Own]
He's never going to know the truth. Minato and Kyuubi are identical twins. There's absolutely no way to prove which one of the two actually fathered him.

(Apart from taking Kyuubi at his word, but Kyuubi lies. Naruto knows that Kyuubi lies.)

It's sordid, is what it is. And that's why he'd rather think about Sasuke punching him, kissing him. It's weird, but at least it's normal-weird. His-life-weird. It's not waking up handcuffed to a lead pipe and being held down as a psycho with his father's face calls him "my son" and carves into his cheeks. [6726]
fic  an:naruto  au:realworld  c:naru:naruto  c:naru:sasuke  c:naru:kyuubi  theme:aftermath  theme:angst  theme:grief  theme:PTSD  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:injury  theme:friendship  theme:h/c  theme:first-time  theme:snark  theme:fixing  theme:love  warning:rape-past  p:naru:naruto/sasuke  ge:slash  r:r  a:asukakureru  @ao3 
january 2015 by scorpionvoices
this rapture and unrest - voksen - Les Misérables - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
"If you are an old man," says Javert, "then so am I." His hair may be still closer to gray than Valjean's white, but the difference in their ages is not so great as all that, and he does not feel old. He does not think of how Toulon can age a man or how he had once mistaken a far older man for Valjean on the strength of the weary bitter lines carved deep in his face; he thinks only of Valjean as he stands here, before him, in the present. "But you would not see me suffering for the pure sake of it." [6062]
fic  b:lesmisérables  post-series  au:justalittledifferent  c:lesmis:javert  c:lesmis:valjean  theme:aftermath  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:love  theme:growingold  theme:h/c  p:lesmis:javert/valjean  ge:slash  r:nc-17  @ao3  o:beautiful 
december 2014 by scorpionvoices
TtH • Story • Trinity, by faithunbreakable
Their heads next to each other on the pillow look like night, blood and bleached bones, like chocolate, cinnamon and honey and they make him feel strange and free. [7109]
He slumps against Charlie, too tired suddenly to stand on his own two feet and he laughs. He laughs and laughs and laughs until a soft hand steers his face downward and she asks, Why are you laughing?

He bites back a gasp and stumbles half a step between them and says, I’m too afraid to cry.
fic  b:harrypotter  crossover  tv:buffythevampireslayer  c:hp:harry  c:hp:charlie  c:btvs:buffy  theme:angst  theme:h/c  theme:firstkiss  theme:dating  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:love  theme:destiny  p:xvr:buffy/charlie/harry  p:xvr:buffy/charlie  ge:het  ge:multi  mood:quietdesperation  r:pg-13  a:pprfaith  @tth 
november 2014 by scorpionvoices
i was found and now i don't roam these streets - hipsterchrist - Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel [Archive of Our Own]
They’ve decided to start producing Bucky Bears again, now that he’s all shiny and redeemed and fighting for good on this big Avengers misfits team. "He has a little shiny gray arm," Bucky says, wiggling the stuffed arm in question, one of the tweaks made in the new model. It takes Steve a second to realize that Bucky’s got a small smile on his face, actually looks a little bit proud around the eyes.

Or, Bucky relearns himself and how to be on a team, the rest of the Avengers try to get answers, and everyone watches too much Criminal Minds. [15,620]
fic  u:marvel  m:captainamerica  m:Avengers12  c:cap:bucky  c:avengers:steve  c:cap:sam  c:avengers:ensemble  theme:aftermath  theme:futurefic  theme:h/c  theme:friendship  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:PTSD  theme:kids  theme:angst  theme:love  p:cap:bucky/steve  ge:slash  r:r  @ao3 
may 2014 by scorpionvoices
and the days were bright red - postcardmystery - Community [Archive of Our Own]
He’s got the smile and the chest and the jawline and the hipbones and the tongue that can make you come as easy as it can get you off in a whole other courtroom, but the truth of it is that Jeff Winger is rarely fucked by anyone who doesn’t pity him, and is rarely pitied except by those who see his eyes when he just can’t make it to the finish line, no, not even if you put it there, sorry. [1928]
fic  tv:community  oneshot  c:community:jeff  c:community:abed  c:community:annie  characterstudy  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:angst  p:community:annie/jeff  ge:het  r:pg-13  a:postcardmystery  @ao3 
may 2014 by scorpionvoices
Gnomon - luchia - Les Misérables - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
“This is what happens when you’re an international beacon of righteous fury and justice for the oppressed masses,” Grantaire says. “Everyone forgets you kill people for a living.”

(OR: Enjolras is the leader of the 'militant extremist organization' ABC, and he and his human shadow Grantaire are somewhere in Russia doing shit that Grantaire can’t even try to explain - Enjolras is acting strange and something Grantaire can't name has gone horribly wrong and christ he should not be sober right now.) [73,587]
fic  b:lesmisérables  au:modern  au:politics  c:lesmis:grantaire  c:lesmis:enjolras  c:lesmis:combeferre  c:lesmis:courfeyrac  c:lesmis:cosette  c:lesmis:marius  theme:assassins  theme:angst  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:snark  theme:injury  theme:drugabuse  theme:transformation  theme:clueless  theme:first-time  theme:h/c  theme:love  mood:quietdesperation  warning:characterdeath-minor  p:lesmis:enjolras/grantaire  genre:slash  genre:action  genre:drama  r:nc-17  @ao3 
august 2013 by scorpionvoices
Pas De Deux - copperbadge - Welcome to Night Vale [Archive of Our Own]
"Madre de Dios if you stop now I'm going to -- to -- beg in a really undignified way," Carlos managed.

Cecil wrapped both his arms around Carlos's chest in a tight hug. "Tell me if it freaks you out."

"You really don't get how awesome this is, do you?" Carlos asked. [1916]
fic  misc:welcometonightvale  c:nv:carlos  c:nv:cecil  theme:first-time  theme:bodyissues  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:snark  theme:cuddling  kink:powers  kink:multipleorgasms  p:nv:carlos/cecil  genre:slash  genre:smut  r:nc-17  a:sam_storyteller  @ao3 
august 2013 by scorpionvoices
No Heart For Me Like Yours - FannyT - The Avengers (2012), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Everyone is born with a number visible on a random body part, a number that only exists twice—on yourself and on your soul mate.

Tony, famous from birth, was brought up to always hide his number from everyone around him in order to protect both himself and his soul mate from kidnapping and extortion. Clint, meanwhile, had his number obliterated by an accident when he was young and now only has only his own memory to rely on, having no records of his number from before.

Then, one day, Clint accidentally sees Tony's number. [12,184]
fic  u:marvel  m:Avengers12  c:avengers:clint  c:ironman:tony  c:avengers:ensemble  trope:soulmates  theme:angst  theme:friendship  theme:clueless  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:love  theme:firstkiss  theme:snark  p:marvel:clint/tony  genre:slash  r:pg-13  @ao3 
april 2013 by scorpionvoices
The Chance to Come Through - clio_jlh - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Derek's auditioning because Laura talked him into it, though he's not sure a ballet dancer is really what a televised dance competition is looking for. Stiles is auditioning because it seemed like a fun thing to do with Scott on a Saturday morning, and maybe he'd get to dance with Comfort, his favorite female hip hop dancer. They both end up getting a lot more than they were looking for. (A So You Think You Can Dance AU.) [7569]
fic  tv:teenwolf  au:dance  c:teenwolf:derek  c:teenwolf:laura  c:teenwolf:stiles  c:teenwolf:scott  c:teenwolf:ensemble  theme:sliceoflife  theme:romance  theme:angst  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:firstkiss  theme:clueless  humor  theme:HEA  opinion:adorable  p:teenwolf:derek/stiles  genre:slash  r:pg  @ao3  for-kayla 
april 2013 by scorpionvoices

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