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Darkness, Flooded in Light - Chapter 1 - galaxysoup - Thor (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
“When much is taken, something is returned.” - Terry Pratchett, Nation

Loki falls. Injured and unable to access his magic, he must struggle to restore himself physically and mentally before the Bifrost is repaired and Asgard comes to find him. That would be difficult enough, but one of Asgard’s deepest secrets has followed him...
fandom:marvel  char:loki  char:oc  genre:angst  genre:hurt/comfort  trope:whump  trope:foundfamily  genre:family  status:complete  type:au  trope:fixit  trope:redemption  feels:heartwarming 
6 weeks ago by emsih
The Crown Hangs Heavy - monpetitpois - Avatar: The Last Airbender [Archive of Our Own]
"They asked if we'd heard the news... about the Fire Nation prince. He was thirteen. Sokka's age. I was... fascinated." Hakoda does not know Zuko, but he knows of him. [set after 3x15 TBR]
fandom:atla  char:zuko  char:misc  genre:friendship  type:char-introspection  trope:redemption  status:oneshot 
november 2018 by emsih
The Apple Falls Far, an avatar: last airbender fanfic | FanFiction
AU past S1 The Storm. A warrior is stoic. A prisoner deserves no mercy. Sokka never questioned these rules... until now.
fandom:atla  char:zuko  char:sokka  genre:angst  status:oneshot  trope:injured  trope:redemption  feels:hurtsogood 
august 2018 by emsih
Tapestry - Chapter 1 - Arvensis5 - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
While in prison on Asgard, Frigga devises her own punishment for her wayward son – she bestows upon Loki the curse of watching the different pathways of what might have been during the attack on Midgard. In one thread, he accepted the drink from Stark. In another, Stark saved him from death. In every thread, the infuriating mortal captures Loki's attention. Now, every time he closes his eyes, Loki walks the threads of fate that never were and that never will be, and in doing so, he must learn from the past to find the future that Frigga has already foretold from the tapestry of fate.//

The threads stop when Frigga dies, but it turns out she was prepared for that and spoke to Tony in secret.
Medium:fanfic  fandom:mcu  fandom:thor  pairing:loki/tony  length:20K-49Kwords  author:arvensis5  rating:fivestars  trope:magic  trope:prophecy  trope:precognition  trope:mythology  trope:secrets  trope:peoplefindingoutthings  trope:punishment  trope:redemption 
may 2018 by ifshehadwings
Solve for X - RC_McLachlan - The Avengers (Marvel Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"All right, Rudolph. Find X," Stark says, tossing his empty soup bowl down and bringing up another pseudo-screen of light, tapping rapidly on it. He slides the image over, fingers pinning it down to the table, trapping naught but air and offering it as an olive branch. Whatever darkens Stark's eyes when their gazes meet is not pity, not blame, and there are drops of onion soup in his ridiculous beard.

Loki slowly reaches over to tap the little X that is revealed once Stark lifts his thumb away, and says, "I found it."

//The one where Loki is sent to Earth without his magic (via Munin's feather). Tony finds out his room has no windows or decoration and orders an immediate renovation. Also Loki learns algebra.

Note: there are sequels to this story, but I prefer to leave it at this. Some angsty elements are introduced later that I don't care for.
Medium:fanfic  fandom:mcu  pairing:loki/tony  length:10K-19Kwords  author:rc_mclachlan  rating:fivestars  trope:punishment  trope:math  trope:redemption  trope:avengerstower 
april 2018 by ifshehadwings
Bargaining - Chapter 1 - proantagonist - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Faced with an eternity without his brother, Loki strikes a bargain to change the past. Post TDW.

//Absolutely stunning and heartbreaking. Loki makes a bargain with a witch to go back and change the past to keep Thor from dying. She sends him back to before he fell from the Bifrost. He tries to fix things, but he's not allowed to tell anyone what he knows.
Medium:fanfic  fandom:mcu  fandom:thor  genre:gen  length:>100Kwords  author:proantagonist  rating:fivestars  character:loki  trope:timetravel  trope:familydrama  trope:bargains  warning:characterdeath  trope:angst  trope:alternatetimeline  trope:redemption 
april 2018 by ifshehadwings
Ask Me No Questions - Alex51324 - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
When Thor returns from Asgard to rejoin the Avengers, he brings Loki in tow--stripped of his magic and bound with a geas that allows him to speak only in response to direct questions.

AKA, yet another "Loki lives with the Avengers; chaos ensues" story.

!F:Avengers  C:Bruce_Banner  C:Loki  C:Tony_Stark  C:Thor  Trope:Alternate_Universe  Trope:BAMF  Trope:Team  Trope:Redemption  Type:Medium_Length 
november 2017 by rosadina
Fundamental Force Carriers - Chapter 1 - tanarill - Star Wars - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
The Sith Lord Darth Vader lived his life. He probably didn't live it well, but he lived it as well as he knew how. At the end there, he'd even managed to woman up and kill Sidious. But he was dying, and at peace with the past.

The past wasn't at peace with him.

:: really well-written, good timetravel fic, made me laugh. I lost steam reading it halfway through but what I read was pretty great.
fandom:starwars  char:anakin  char:padme  genre:angst  trope:timetravel  type:au  status:complete  unread-fic  trope:redemption 
october 2017 by emsih
The Losing Victor - Chapter 1 - Enigmaforum - Suits (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
After his mock trial win, Kyle thinks that he has it all. He thinks that he can get into Harvey Specter’s good graces. He thinks that he can take Mike Ross down. He thinks he can get past Donna. He finds out how wrong he is, on all counts.
fandom:suits  char:mike  char:harvey  char:misc  genre:humor  genre:friendship  genre:romance  trope:redemption  status:complete  type:au 
march 2017 by emsih
The Redemption of Sasuke Uchiha - predilection - Naruto [Archive of Our Own]
Perhaps an avenger is not who he has to be.

(A fix-it fic in which Sasuke's redemption started earlier in the series.)

As I was finishing the manga, it hit me that if Kishimoto really wanted to redeem Sasuke, he should have started his redemption a lot earlier. So I wrote this fic to show what tiny changes I would have liked to have seen in Sasuke's character throughout the series to make him more redeemable.

Spoilers for the whole series! Also, this probably won't make much sense if you haven't read up until chapter 635ish (soon after Sasuke appears on the battlefield of the Fourth Shinobi War).

Warnings for violence, murder (same ones as in canon), and mentions of the Uchiha massacre.
!F:Naruto  C:Sasuke_Uchiha  Trope:Amazing  Trope:Redemption 
september 2016 by rosadina
Winterheart - Chapter 1 - goddamnhella - The Avengers (Marvel Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
For his crimes, Loki’s punishment began in a lonely and endless winter. For Tony’s sacrifice, his imprisonment began with a rescue.

A story of ugliness and beauty, inside and out, and learning what the word ‘monster’ really means.
fandom:mcu  fandom:ironman  fandom:thor  pairing:loki/tony  medium:fanfic  length:>100Kwords  trope:canondivergence  trope:fairytale  trope:redemption  rating:fivestars  author:goddamnhella 
september 2016 by ifshehadwings
My Mark Upon Your Skin - pristineungift - The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Thor (Movies), Iron Man (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Tony laughs, and then he has arms full of Loki and he can think again and huh, it seems like everything is going to be okay. Weird.

Tony Stark proposes marriage. Sort of. Loki accepts. With conditions.
!F:Avengers  C:Loki  C:Tony_Stark  Trope:Alternate_Universe  Trope:Amazing  Trope:BAMF  Trope:Redemption  Type:Series  Trope:Family 
august 2014 by rosadina
On the Altar of Loki Liesmith - pristineungift - The Avengers (Marvel Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
In his prison of obsidian, Loki watches Tony Stark in a mirror of ice. Until the day that watching is not enough - Loki must touch. Sequel to The High Priest of Loki.
!F:Avengers  C:Loki  C:Tony_Stark  Trope:Alternate_Universe  Trope:BAMF  Trope:Redemption  Type:Series 
august 2014 by rosadina
The High Priest of Loki - pristineungift - The Avengers (Marvel Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
In a tower in Odin’s palace on Asgard, in a room carved from obsidian and surrounded by volcanic ash, Loki is imprisoned.
!F:Avengers  C:Loki  C:Tony_Stark  Trope:Alternate_Universe  Trope:BAMF  Trope:Redemption  Type:Masterchapter  Type:Series 
august 2014 by rosadina
Team Ranger, a naruto fanfic | FanFiction
"Team Kakashi? Why are we always Team Kakashi?" Naruto's tired of having the team named after his sensei and wants a change! Kakashi really couldn't care less, and no one bothers to listen to Sasuke anymore. As for the enemy-nin caught up in all this... well, he always knew Konoha-nin were crazy.
!F:Naruto  C:Kakashi_Hatake  C:Naruto_Uzumaki  C:Sasuke_Uchiha  Trope:Funny  Trope:Redemption  Trope:Team 
september 2013 by rosadina
Covenant - Xero_Sky - Thor (Movies), The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
After Loki is brought back to Asgard for justice, he's somewhat appalled to find that his family still cares for him and worries about his well-being. Even worse, they have a cunning plan to keep him safe from Thanos and sort out the havoc he's been wreaking everywhere.
C:Frigga  C:Loki  C:Odin  C:Thor  Trope:Redemption  Checkforupdates  !F:Avengers  !F:Thor 
july 2013 by rosadina

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