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Pavlov's Cuddles - by InsaneSociopath
“I think we need to talk about what you’re doing with Jim Kirk,” McCoy drawls as he saunters up to the front of Chris’ desk, a hard edge audible in his tone. “You’re playing with his head with your little game of Pavlov’s candy and I’m not sure that Command will be happy about it.”

Chris swallows quietly and wipes his face clear of emotion.

“I’m not sure I understand you Cadet,” he says flatly.

“Oh you sure do sir. Hand him a sugar cube every time he jumps over the right hurdle like a prized show horse. Eventually you won’t have to bother with the sugar at all. Just a pat on the back and ruffle of his mane and he’ll be rolling over to expose his throat for you.”

“What exactly are you insinuating McCoy?” he demands bluntly.

“You’re training him to behave. God knows your method is random and senseless seeing as you feed him the contents of you pockets every time you see him regardless of what he’s done that day. But you’re putting him on a training leash like a dog at Crufts!”

Chris can’t help it. He bursts out laughing.
st:aos  kirk&pike  kirk/spock  touch-starved  h/c 
march 2019 by runpunkrun
Breathing You In
“Good morning, kiddo,” his dad said, and the words hurt.

All Stiles wanted to do was step forward and let his dad hug him, allow his father to give him comfort. His father's hugs had always been all-encompassing, the way he would fold himself around Stiles and hold him as tightly as he could.

Stiles stepped around him, careful not to let foreign skin touch anything that was special to him.

Anything he loved.
fic  slash  angst  hurt/comfort  touch-starved  PTSD  pairing:Peter/Stiles  fandom:Teen_Wolf  panic_attack  kink:scent  alpha_Peter  character:Sheriff_Stilinski  character:Lydia  character:Scott 
november 2018 by Ishara
Compromised - by IvanW
Jim wasn’t a crier. He really wasn’t. But he found himself letting a few tears be shed in the shower, which he’d decided was going to be water. He’d had some scrapes, scratches and bruises, but they were really minor compared to everyone else’s, and though they stung a bit when the water hit them, it was far more his emotional state that bothered him.

If he were in a relationship with someone who was fully human, Jim would probably have marched right over to their quarters and asked for comfort. But he wasn’t. He was in a relationship with Spock and it was still quite shockingly new. Hell, Uhura wasn’t even with Spock anymore but she still yelled at Jim for the fact Spock was in danger saving Jim due to his alleged carelessness.

Which was why Spock had given him the cold shoulder. He was mad too. Probably why he filed another report. And why Jim most certainly didn’t feel like he should go marching over to Spock’s quarters and ask to be cuddled. Even if that was what he most desperately needed.

Jim was a tactile person. And he craved touch himself. And those he usually got touch from, Spock and Bones, well Bones was sedated and out of it in a biobed, and Spock was mad.
st:aos  kirk/spock  h/c  crying  touch-starved 
march 2018 by runpunkrun
One Caress
Steve's rarely been touched in a way that didn't equate to some kind of hurt. The cold metal of a stethoscope against his frail chest or the sting of a needle drawing yet another blood sample, when he was a sickly child. The bone-shattering punches thrown by the neighborhood bullies on the playground, or by his own father at home, drunk and wild. His mother, weak and clutching at him as she grew more incoherent with the drugs as the cancer ate away at her insides. Touch was something he shied away from, something he told himself he just didn't want.

Except...he did. He just didn't know how.

Until he finds a flyer for a local "affection and intimacy services" program.

In which Steve learns how to become comfortable with touch, and there is one very good dog, and a slow-burn romance.
steve/bucky  touch-starved  hurt/comfort  fluff 
may 2017 by twilight_eyes9210
Touch - Thorinsmut - The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien [Archive of Our Own]
Dwalin is a killer, the most feared guard in the refugee settlement of New Belegost.
Nori was taken from his family and raised to be a thief. He is rarely caught.
Torture is the standard criminal interrogation technique.
Only Dwalin knows how to make Nori talk, and it isn’t violence.

When they both join Thorin's quest they find out more about themselves, about each other, and might just find what they need most.
fic  LOTR  Dwalin/Nori  Thorin'sCompany  character:Dwalin  character:Nori  character:Ori  character:Dori  hurt-comfort  angst  whump  touch-starved  torture  PTSD 
may 2017 by kuiskata
Whispers of My Skin - by iknewaman
Jim is so expressive, so physical, so rapid. His facial expressions alone can convey his every thought, and along with his gestures and body language it’s impossible for him to hide anything. Jim wears the truth on his sleeve for all to see, and the confidence with which he does so makes him an incredibly dangerous man. Spock knows the importance of choosing your truth, implications playing a fundamental role when getting the upper hand in diplomatic missions, but apparently for Jim that is of no concern. His honesty and optimism are what he chooses as his weapons, and he employs them brilliantly.

He’s bright, not in the sense of his appearance, or mind, but simply as a person. Beings naturally swarm to his warm energy, and Spock is not immune to it.

Now, more than ever, he wishes to touch.
st:aos  kirk&spock  touch-starved 
january 2017 by runpunkrun
Stuck on the Puzzle
Once, back in Kirkwall, Cullen had an arrangement with a member of the city guard that satisfied his needs. But time changed all things, and he despaired of ever finding a similar arrangement again - that was, until he met The Iron Bull. Problem being that Bull seemed to care far more about sorting out the nitty-gritty of such an arrangement than Cullen ever has.
cullen/iron-bull  dragonage  bdsm  slowbuild  OMGAMAZING  ptsd  aftercare  nightmares  touch-starved  subspace  kink-negotiation 
november 2016 by twilight_eyes9210
The Sense of Touch - by t_3po / neetols
Spock craves physical contact.

It embarrasses him because he’s a Vulcan and he shouldn’t want to be touched. It goes against everything he learned, goes against Surak’s teachings, and every time he thinks about it, it makes him feel like he should never have passed his kahs-wan . This longing is a weakness and were he to tell his people about it, he’d be shunned even more than he already is. Vulcans do not touch.

But Spock is half-Human.

He wants someone to wrap their arms around him, wants a shoulder to tuck his face in, wants someone to wrap around him so tightly that there isn’t a sliver of space between them. His longing isn’t sexual in nature; what he wants most is to feel that there’s someone who won’t be afraid to get close to him. His skin hungers for contact.

Spock does nothing to feed it.
st:aos  kirk/spock  touch-starved  pining  hugging 
november 2016 by runpunkrun
Peace and Quiet, and a Place to Rest
Bucky comes easily and lets Steve roll up the sleeve of the shirt, until it’s gathered just under the stump of his prosthetic. It’s still disconcerting, the empty air where the brain expects living flesh, but Steve thinks, this is what it would have been like if Steve had found him after the train. Bucky broken and missing a part of himself, but free.
After the pain of Siberia, Steve and Bucky find somewhere to rest and regroup.
steve/bucky  touch-starved  civil-war  hurt/comfort  bathing 
october 2016 by twilight_eyes9210
Thermal Acclimation
It starts innocently enough.

Steve knows that while the arm is balanced into Bucky’s skeleton with adamantium and vibranium fusing, it still sometimes aggravates the muscles of his back. Not badly and never to the level of pain he had been used to with Hydra, but enough to make him shift and stretch on the couch.
steve/bucky  touch-starved  massage!fic 
october 2016 by twilight_eyes9210
Human Touch - Lusa - Torchwood [Archive of Our Own]
He had not walked out of the wreckage of Canary Wharf; that was a new, different man who wore his skin uncomfortably and did not remember what it felt like not to hurt every waking moment.
fic  Torchwood  Jack/Ianto  Lisa/Ianto  character:IantoJones  touch-starved  lonely!character  angst 
january 2016 by kuiskata
And I For Him - Dementian - Downton Abbey [Archive of Our Own]
Overcoming suicidal urges and burdened by internalized guilt, Thomas Barrow is not an easy man to love... but Tom Branson loves hard. Meanwhile Charles Carson must re-evaluate a relationship he'd always given up for lost.

Post S6 E8 work, an attempt to fix the mess Jullian Fellowes made.
fic  DowntonAbbey  hurt-comfort  angst  suicidal!character  character:ThomasBarrow  character:ElsieHughes  character:CharlesCarson  character:MaryCrawley  character:GeorgeCrawley  character:AndyParker  character:AnnaBates  character:EdwardCourtenay  lonely!character  touch-starved  slowburn  character:TomBranson  character:OC 
january 2016 by kuiskata
Writing Truth in Blue 1-4/30 - Torchwood Slash
The glimpse of a pink shirt in the rubbish skip was enough tweak Jack’s curiosity. What he eventually found led him to realize what he was about to lose forever.
fic  Torchwood  Jack/Ianto  hurt-comfort  whump  sick!character  backstory  angst  character:JackHarkness  character:IantoJones  character:OwenHarper  character:GwenCooper  character:ToshikoSato  powers!fic  lonely!character  touch-starved  underappreciated!character 
december 2015 by kuiskata
Like Drinking Salted Water - Waldo - Torchwood [Archive of Our Own]

Jack realizes how much pain Ianto is carrying and decides that he really has to do something about it. And how much he wants to do something about it.
fic  Torchwood  Jack/Ianto  tagfic  hurt-comfort  lonely!character  character:JackHarkness  character:IantoJones  touch-starved 
november 2015 by kuiskata
A Touch That Never Hurts - morosophe - Daredevil (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Foggy knows Matt better than he knows himself. Matt just knows that Foggy's acting like his friend again.

Yet another post-reveal fic.
fic  Daredevil  gen  character:FoggyNelson  character:MattMurdock  touch-starved 
june 2015 by kuiskata

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