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theformerone: erik stevens, prince of wakanda
AU in which T'Chaka takes Erik back to Wakanda. Erik is a problem child, then a priest, then a big cousin, then a diplomat, then a hero. But he's always a prince, and he's always a panther.
fandom:black_panther  character:erik/stevens  character:t'challa  character:t'chaka  character:nakia  character:shuri  character:ramonda  trope:family  trope:culture_gap  trope:fixit  trope:characterstudy  trope:worldbuilding  AU  au!blackpanther  rating:PG13  author:theformerone  warning:severe_awesome   
7 weeks ago by Miscella
spitandvinegar: (Restricted) Every Tree That is Pleasant
“As near as we can figure,” Tony said, “we had two incredibly ridiculous things happen at once. The first was Cap and murderbot activated a device that was sort of the juiced-up remote version of the thing that they used to scramble Barnes' brains back in the day. The second is that Mad Madame Mim here panicked and tried to get the universe to move them out of the room, and instead accidentally sent them to outer space.”

“To another dimension,” said Wanda, as if that was the point that made all the difference.
trope:culture_gap  trope:outsiderpov  fandom:Marvel  fandom:Avengers  character:Wanda_Maximoff  character:sam_wilson  character:steve_rogers  character:bucky  pairing:bucky/steve  !slash  rating:R  AO3  AU  au!marvel  author:spitandvinegar 
7 weeks ago by Miscella
polytropic-liar: OT3 culture clashes between Rey, Finn, and Poe.
When Rey gets back (with LUKE FRIKKIN SKYWALKER HOLY SHIT), they put her in Finn and Poe’s room. Technically it’s supposed to be four to a room (the Resistance doesn’t have a lot of space, especially with the new recruits coming in, all of the Republic’s bereaved out for revenge), but they’re all heros and also, though no one says it, kind of weird. Lieutenant T’Sol, in charge of bunk assignments, throws them all together and calls it a day.

Finn has been out of intensive physical therapy for about a month at that point. He can stand, sit, walk, and even bend.

He can also, Rey discovers two days into living with him, be a massive pain in the ass.

She comes back from training with Luke–yep, Luke Skywalker, training as a Jedi under Luke Skywalker, no big deal–to find that her stuff has been moved. The jacket she left on the floor next to her bed, the repairs for the communications unit she was working on, they’re in different places. She drops her staff n the doorway, horrified, and proceeds to tear up her bunk. The extra food, emergency kit, and extra tools she stashed under the mattress are undisturbed, as is the secret compartment she built into her trunk. Dumping everything she owns on the floor and spreading it out to take inventory reveals that nothing has been taken..but has it been poked through? She doesn’t know. How and why did someone get in here?

When Poe comes back from training runs he finds her in the doorway, furiously upgrading the security locks.

“Uh,” he says. “Hey.”

“Hey.” It comes out a little muffled through the spot-welder in her mouth, but she’s sure he gets the sentiment. “Check your stuff. Security breach.”

“Shit.” He doesn’t do nearly a good enough job of checking, in Rey’s opinion, though maybe he can’t get at his hiding spots with her there. He comes back over to her just as she’s fitting the panel back over their improved lock system. “What of yours is missing? Should I call someone? I’ll call the Lieutenant.”

“No!“

“No?” She wants to be annoyed with how Poe reacts to things that surprise him. He never gets mad, just gives you this look like ‘everything’s okay, just explain to me.’ It’s…annoyingly perfect.

“No. Nothing’s missing.” And it’s not like whoever it is will be getting in again. The door now requires voice, retinal and thumbprint activation. She’ll ask Luke tomorrow how to make sure no one can use the Force to get it open, too.

“Okay.” Poe goes back to his bunk and takes out a holo disk; he does flight simulations a lot during his breaks, and often will invite Rey to join him. Usually she does, but today she has to take care of her stuff. She spreads it out even further, all across the floor, and behinds going over each and every thing she owns, making sure it’s clean and not broken. They’re not much, little pieces of equipment she’s scavenged and the clothes given to her and a couple things she’s bartered for, but it’s the most she’s ever owned in her life.

Finn comes back in about an hour later, and freezes, his face distressed.

“Uh, what’s going on???”

“What?” She doesn’t understand what his problem is.

“This? The floor, covered in stuff?”

“Oh. Inventory.” Duh.

“Oh…kay. Well can it just…stay on your side of the…” He reaches down to pick up her jacket, which is spread out by his bunk.

Rey tackles him. His yell of surprise is answered by Poe’s cry of “Careful!“ Rey remembers just in time about his injury, and adjusts their trajectory so that she knocks him back onto his bunk for a soft landing.

“What the hell!“ he yells as she pins him down with a knee on his stomach and an arm across his shoulders.

“Why did you touch my jacket? What makes you think you can touch my jacket? Did you touch my things before too? Was that you???” She’s possibly never been this outraged in her life. Who does something like that?

“What? I…what??? Yes, I did! Your things were on the floor, I cleaned them up! Like a normal unit member! Instead of spreading them all over, who does that?“

What. Rey lets go of his shoulders, stymied. How is she supposed to talk to someone who doesn’t understand the inherent wrongness of touching another person’s possessions?

“Wow, okay. Hey, guys? Guys.” Poe sticks his head in between Rey and Finn’s locked glares. Now instead of conflict Rey has a faceful of upsettingly shiny hair. His shampoo smells like night flowers. “Let’s try something, okay? Rey. What does Finn need to understand?”

“You can’t touch my things. They’re my things.” She can’t believe she has to explain this.

“And Finn. What does Rey need to understand?”

Rey can’t actually see Finn through Poe’s head, but his voice when it comes is less angry than hers, more worried.

“You can’t leave a mess. You’ll get us in trouble.”

Abruptly, Rey realizes that Finn’s bunk is always perfectly, almost eerily neat. She has never seen any of his possessions left out on the table, never seen the blankets have a single wrinkle in their folds. If she didn’t see him take things with him when he left the room, she wouldn’t even know Finn had possessions.

“Right. Okay. So, Rey, do you promise not to leave any mess on Finn’s part of the room?”

“…yeah.” She knows Finn knows that they’re not in the First Order and Rey isn’t going to get them in trouble for having a messy room. She gets that him knowing that doesn’t really matter. “No mess on Finn’s part of the room.”

“And Finn, do you promise not to touch anything of Rey’s?”

“Yeah. Sorry. I didn’t know it would bother you. I clean up after Poe all the time.”

“…you do? Huh. That explains why I never remember making my bed.”

Poe’s head recedes and Rey can see Finn again. He looks grumpy and ashamed of himself, and that makes her forgive him, all in a rush.

“Good. Well done navigating conflict, everyone.” Poe claps a hand on Rey’s shoulder. “Now kiss and make up.”

Huh. Okay? Rey thinks that’s weird, but Poe handled the situation pretty well so far. She’s still sitting on Finn, so she bends down and kisses him.

“Whoops,” Poe says above her.

“Mmhm,” Finn says, which is definitely an encouraging noise, and his mouth is nice and he’s very warm. Rey takes back her thinking this was weird, this was a great idea.

She stops kissing Finn once he starts making little ‘I can’t breathe’ noises, and flicks her hair out of her face so she can look up at Poe.

“You too?” she offers, not sure how this custom works but definitely sure she’d like to kiss him.

“It wasn’t meant to be literal…oh, screw it.” He bends down so Rey can slide a hand behind his jaw. She and Finn just kind of smooshed their faces together, but Poe does it differently, he tilts his head a little and brushes his mouth over hers a couple of times. It’s good in a tingly, shivery way.

“Hey, my turn,” Finn whines, and Rey breaks off to laugh while Poe obliges. He kisses Finn differently too, he tilts his head back on the pillow and uses his tongue. Rey is so interested by, and so happy about, all of this. Different kinds of ways to kiss and live and be together.

Basically, she thinks they’re doing great at this. As long as no one touches her things ever again.
fandom:starwars  trope:culture_gap  genre:gen  character:poe  character:rey  character:finn  pairing:finn/poe/rey  !poly  rating:PG13  short  tumblr 
december 2017 by Miscella
DreamingoftheSea: Legend of Zelda: And Time Again
When Covarog's 21st Name-Day party is interrupted by a trio of thieves, the heir to the throne of Hyrule is thrust into a world his father almost destroyed in his youth. Once Covarog learns of the supposedly extinct race of Lorleidians, he travels to their island, once thought to be lost beneath the sea. The prince makes the acquaintance of Zarazu, a feisty yet loyal, Lorleidian with an icy talent, who wishes to revive her people's broken home. Past secrets are unveiled and forgiveness is sought. As the two worlds become known, Covarog and Zarazu must band together to fight off an old enemy that has been sealed away for centuries. Will the ruined fate of Lorleidi come to Hyrule? Or will Covarog and Zarazu be able to stop the evil which threatens to slaughter the kingdom?
long  AU  au!zelda  fandom:legend_of_zelda  fandom:a_tale_of_two_rulers  AO3  character:OC  !het  pairing:ganandorf/zelda  trope:futurefic  trope:marriage  genre:action/adventure  author:DreamingoftheSea  trope:culture_gap 
june 2016 by Miscella
ts-porter: Alien Companions
Inspired by various tumblr posts.

Humans quickly get a reputation among the interplanetry alliance and the reputation is this: when going somewhere dangerous, take a human.
tumblr  trope:world  building  trope:culture_gap  trope:aliens  short  author:ts-porter  !no_pairing  genre:sci-fi  rating:PG  ace!character  author:thorinsmut  ~gender~ 
june 2016 by Miscella
Shielded in Broken Armours
There's a war with a general angel and demon king and a prophecy.
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Going through my old links.
rating:R  original  character:OC  !slash  genre:fantasy  trope:culture_gap  trope:angel/demon  trope:prophecy  trope:war  long 
june 2016 by Miscella
dirgewithoutmusic: a home for every season
Let’s talk about a Susan who never moved on, who buried her family in English soil and spent the rest of her life trying to find her way home. She did not believe lions were kind, but she always remembered a bow in her schoolgirl hands.

She looked in every old wardrobe she came across. It was casual, everyday– the first day in a new lecture hall, she checked the back of the coat closet. Friends had her over for Christmas dinner and she excused herself to go the bathroom, checked every cabinet and closet, and then headed back in for pudding. She went home with a cute boy she met in a smoky little pub and she checked his wardrobe before she headed home the next morning, heels in hand.
author:dirgewithoutmusic  fandom:Narnia  fandom:Tolkien  fandom:lotr  au!narnia  character:SusanPevensie  character:eowyn  pairing:eowyn/faramir  genre:gen  rating:PG13  character:treebeard  character:quickbeam  trope:culture_gap  AO3  crossover  !het 
january 2016 by Miscella
CaptainLeBubbles: Braids
Different cultures place value on different things. Legolas learns what braiding means to Dwarves.
author:CaptainLeBubbles  AO3  pairing:gimli/legolas  character:elladan  character:elrohir  fandom:Tolkien  fandom:lotr  rating:PG13  genre:gen  trope:culture_gap  !slash 
january 2016 by Miscella
chaya: Blue Scales
Ridiculous AU. Bucky and merSteve met as kids in Brooklyn. When Bucky goes off to war, Steve gets the help of Merskine to get some human legs and extra muscle to go save his POW boyfriend. Together they form the Howling Commandos and fight the good fight before going down in a plane together and getting frozen for decades. When they wake up, canon is more or less restored, minus the part where Bucky was never kidnapped a second time and Steve shapeshifts back and forth from scaley to fleshy. (All very minor details.)
author:chaya  AO3  pairing:bucky/steve  fandom:Avengers  fandom:Marvel  character:Natasha_Romanov  character:tonystark  character:clint_barton  character:thor  character:pepper_potts  character:bruce_banner  character:darcy_lewis  character:sam_wilson  character:rhodey  character:falsworth  character:jim_morita  character:dumdum  character:gabe_jones  trope:mpreg  trope:family  trope:culture_gap  trope:marriage  kidfic  rating:NC-17  AU  au!avengers  genre:fantasy  wip  !slash 
january 2016 by Miscella
pluto: Strange New Worlds
Truth is, the first time Shepard gets Garrus's clothes off, she's not quite sure how to react. Written for the ME Kinkmeme.
author:pluto  fandom:mass_effect  pairing:shepard/garrus  AO3  rating:R  trope:culture_gap  genre:humor  genre:romance  !het 
november 2013 by Miscella
Evidence: Communication
Done for a prompt on the kinkmeme, asking for Shepard to be pursued by multiple turians.
author:Evidence  AO3  pairing:shepard/garrus  genre:romance  genre:humor  fandom:mass_effect  rating:PG13  trope:culture_gap  !het 
november 2013 by Miscella
miscellea: Territory
Turians can be very confusing, especially when you're kind of-sort of dating one.

Fortunately for Shepard, someone realizes that she needs advice.
author:miscellea  pairing:shepard/garrus  genre:humor  genre:romance  trope:culture_gap  fandom:mass_effect  AO3  rating:PG13  !het 
november 2013 by Miscella
Iron Eyes: Decanter
Soon had decided earlier that day that the only way to truly get used to his new legs after the procedure was to find someplace he could dance like an idiot, since at the very worst people would think he was slightly drunk instead of recovering from extensive physical therapy, and so after coaxing Gemma into clearing him for potentially being moshed into he found himself surrounded by happy people who didn't notice he was still figuring out which way his ankles were supposed to bend.
s2b2  lj  rating:R  trope:culture_gap  genre:sci-fi  original  trope:first!time  trope:tentacles  author:iron_eyes  trope:trans  !poly  !slash  !het 
october 2013 by Miscella
littleblackdog: The Thane Krios Experience
Nervous about the mechanics of blowing off steam with a human, Garrus seeks advice about the bane of xeno-loving turians throughout the galaxy— how is this kissing thing supposed to work, especially when you’ve got no lips?
genre:humor  rating:PG13  AO3  author:littleblackdog  fandom:mass_effect  pairing:shepard/garrus  postpairing:garrus/thane  author:littlebirdtold  trope:culture_gap 
october 2013 by Miscella

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