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The Way Back - Raine_Wynd - Leverage [Archive of Our Own]
Finding the way back home - and to point of acceptance with where home is - is not a straight line, especially when you're Eliot.
fandom:leverage  fic  ship:hardison/parker/eliot  type:backstory  type:post-canon  character:eliotspencer  character:parker  character:alechardison 
june 2018 by Poetry
Sic Transit Mulier - Selena
Vir as trans and Londo as intersex – makes so much sense, such good Centauri worldbuilding, love.
fic  fandom:babylon5  relationship:gen  type:backstory  theme:queer  character:vircotto  character:londomollari 
may 2017 by Poetry
Posh - Anonymous - Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch [Archive of Our Own]
A smooth, polished floor is an invitation for kids - of all ages. Guleed reflects on poshness and makes friends whilst waiting for her colleagues.

Molly and Sahra friendship :D :D
fandom:riversoflondon  fic  relationship:gen  character:sahraguleed  character:molly  type:backstory  type:missingscene 
december 2016 by Poetry
all our plans are useless indeed - Anonymous - Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch [Archive of Our Own]
Thomas’s back and knees creak alarmingly when he gets out of bed these days. He’s still an early riser, up with the birds, but it’s getting more and more tempting to stay in bed where it’s warm and comfortable, to perhaps hint to Molly that she could bring him breakfast on a tray and he could rise afterwards, perhaps even start work at a later hour. He doesn’t. He is the last wizard of London and he doesn’t know what will happen when he dies. (Thomas Nightingale, 1900-, wizard.)
fandom:riversoflondon  fic  relationship:gen  type:backstory  character:thomasnightingale 
december 2016 by Poetry
Imaginary Friend - mousapelli - Haikyuu!! [Archive of Our Own]
It's just a weird coincidence, probably, that Kenma had made a wish on his birthday candles that if being in a Sentai was too much to ask, that he could have least one best friend kind of like that. And then the next day Kuroo Tetsurou was strolling into Kenma's backyard and banging on the screen door like he owned the place. That sense of unreality had never quite worn the whole way off.

"You're like…a real person, right?" Kenma had finally got up the nerve to ask a few days after that. Kuroo had laughed so hard that Kenma hadn't brought it up again, plus Kuroo had put him in a headlock and wanted to know whether hallucinations could do that.

|| Oh my gosh, I love this SO MUCH. It's a little slip of a thing, but Kenma--prickly, and quiet, and mostly settled in it--is perfect: it draws him a little unsure of the luck he has in making a friend who likes him as he is, and it draws it in a couple of brushstrokes. Perfect.
fandom:haikyuu  author:mousapelli  type:gen  type:friendship  type:somethingperfect  type:makesmesmile  type:backstory  type:personalcanon  length:<1k 
august 2016 by blottingtheink
The Sister Job - zahnie
Eliot has a sister who he's lost touch with. Parker and Hardison help him reconnect with her. Cute backstory and a great Parker POV in the second part.
fic  fandom:leverage  relationship:gen  ship:hardison/parker/eliot  type:backstory  character:eliotspencer  character:parker  character:alechardison 
april 2016 by Poetry
Social Animals - nivo - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
But the next time Hoseok falls asleep in yet another uncomfortable dressing room chair with his head held carefully to protect his already styled hair – Jeongguk can't help but think he would've made one fine court lady back in the day – Jeongguk is there, alert and ready. Hoseok must realize what he's up to – he always does, usually before Jeongguk himself could even make sense of his own actions – but he doesn't comment on it; doesn't tease Jeongguk the way Jimin and Yoongi do whenever they catch him 'playing hyung,' as Jimin once put it with a sappy grin, messing up Jeongguk's hair just to be annoying.

It's not like that, anyway.

|| Goddddddd, this is the fic that convinced me Junghope was something I loved--it packs an emotional wallop for something so short (barely 1k!). All about protectiveness and growing up and knowing something is waiting for you, even if all it is right now is your hand in someone's hair.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:nivo  pairing:j-hope/jungkook  type:canonexpansion  type:softly  type:preslash  type:feeeeeeeelings  type:growingup  type:myheart  type:characterization  type:backstory  length:1-5k 
march 2016 by blottingtheink
Already Here - zvi - Leverage [Archive of Our Own]
So this is a 100% canon thing that happened between The Low Low Price Job and The White Rabbit Job and no one can convince me otherwise
fandom:leverage  relationship:threesome  fic  ship:hardison/parker/eliot  headcanon  type:romance  type:backstory  character:eliotspencer  character:alechardison  character:parker 
february 2016 by Poetry
not funny - applecrumbledore - Check Please! (Webcomic) [Archive of Our Own]
This whole thing feels so weird, like they're betraying some clause of the homosocial bro code that says it's only for fun, you can't actually be gay, like they're letting someone down. But on the other hand, being with each other is the most natural thing they've ever done.

|| Oh, this was great, and kind of achey, surrounding a meet the parents kind of thing. CW for implied racism against Ransom. The build is tense and done well, for a pairing that's basically got no boundaries or distance by the time the series even starts.
fandom:checkplease  author:applecrumbledore  pairing:holster/ransom  type:backstory  type:family  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:friendship  type:wewerealwaysinlove  type:thisishowwedevelop  length:5-10k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
stranger than you could imagine - Sixthlight - Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch [Archive of Our Own]
If Thomas looked at Peter sometimes and saw a handsome young man – well, that was his business. The moment always passed, a strange sort of visual illusion that vanished when you tilted your head the other way. Except when it didn’t.

|| I liked this a lot--soft and working things out. Nightingale is repressed, but trying to undo it. (Spoilers included for Broken Homes; I'm very pissed at Aaronovitch for this narrative choice, gdi, but the fic is good.)
fandom:riversoflondon  author:sixthlight  pairing:peter/thomas  type:backstory  type:comingout  type:workingitout  type:ust  type:pining!  type:posttext  type:future  type:softly  length:5-10k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
you're gonna give your love to me - irnan - Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
“Oh my god,” says Natasha. “Please don’t hit on me, please.” She falls into a chair despairingly and puts her head in her hands. Such a bad idea, Jesus Christ, if they do hit on her, if they both hit on her, if the words you don’t have to choose cross anybody’s lips –

Such a bad idea.

She hears Steve put the newspaper on the table; the kettle boils; then there’s silence. Finally James says solemnly, “Nobody’s going to hit on you in this house. By my Aunt Ida’s grave I swear it.”

“Everybody hated your Aunt Ida,” says Steve.

 

In which Natasha Romanov gets dosed with sex pollen, pines self-indulgently for her best friends, dreams a lot, and has to deal with being dated.

|| I love this. I haven't seen AoU, and I likely never will, but this deals with that love plot and lays it gently to rest, all while giving us back Natasha fucked-up for her Actual Reasons and also Steve and Bucky being great. No non or dub con, Natasha rides the sex pollen out.
fandom:marvel  fandom:avengers  author:irnan  pairing:steve/bucky/natasha  type:posttext  type:sexpollen  type:pining!  type:backstory  type:dating  type:workingitout  type:friendship  type:characterization  type:becausecharacterlove  type:threesome  length:10k-15k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
see me now - seventhswan - Big Hero 6 (2014) [Archive of Our Own]
“Hey, it’s Science Barbie!” some guy in a baseball cap and a tank called, loud enough to carry over the excited hum of three hundred little girls packed into the auditorium.

[Ten moments in the life of Honey Lemon]

|| *HIGH-PITCHED WHINING NOISE* This is perfecttttttt. I got teary.
fandom:bighero6  author:seventhswan  pairing:gogo/honey  type:backstory  type:awesome  type:fivethings  type:characterization  type:bamf  type:myheart  type:personalcanon  length:5-10k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
drabble from december? | puppycat
backstage at sbs’s gayo daejun is hectic. it’s always hectic, at these things, but more so tonight, with 20 idols shuffled into temporary units, creating twice as many costume changes and half as much coherency in dressing room locations.

on the bright side, it is a lot easier, with so much chaos, for jieun to pull hyojung into an abandoned side-hallway and slide her hands up hyojung’s dress.

|| A little slip of a fic, as thrilling as the idea of Hyorin in a slinky dress; saving partly just because there isn't enough femmeslash, tbh.
fandom:kpop  fandom:secret  fandom:sistar  author:curledupkitten  pairing:hyorin/jieun  type:femmeslash  type:short  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:backstory  length:<1k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
The Portal (Sunlight), 1894
He considers the ancient world - a whole wing of plaster cast replicas, tiny cities in miniature, staggering Greek gods in shining white. But that's all tangled up in memory of school trips (he and Steve of a height, their arms flung over each other's shoulders, standing with their noses up against the glass as Bucky whispers stories about the tiny figures on the other side), and he's hardly a child anymore.

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AKA, The Saga of Cute Twink Bucky, and his earnest dive into the bourgeois Manhattan gay scene, circa 1937.
by:hansbekhart  fandom:mcu  pov:bucky  ship:bucky/oc  type:x  type:backstory 
august 2015 by emir-dynamite
the courage to continue
Even a man with a soft-edged definition of morals can lose a lot of faith in his country when he’s out doing the dirty work, but something Alex said to him early on has stuck with him all these years: “People come to embrace peace in two ways, Nick, they either walk through fire or they love someone who has.”
by:ponderosa  fandom:mcu  pov:fury  ship:fury/pierce  type:backstory  type:x 
july 2015 by emir-dynamite
(what a day) — The Agile
Cheedo is thirteen years, or seven, depending on if you ask her. If you ask her, then she’d whisper ‘a little more than 2,500 days’ and someone will pat her head. She had been five for a little over two years until she hit a growth spurt. She tries eating less.

|| I LOVE THIS I LOVE THIS, MY DISTRESSED DOUBTING LYING DAUGHTER
fandom:madmax  author:bonehandledknife  type:gen  type:characterstudy  type:backstory  type:ouchmyheart  type:just_yes  type:becausecharacterlove  length:1-5k 
june 2015 by blottingtheink

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