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another life - Acavall - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Hoseok has noticed this look a lot the past few days, in between the lost luggage and the bustle of seven people under one roof and the cameras in their faces. Sometimes he catches Jungook looking at him, but his eyes are unfocused, like he’s seeing something else. It’s probably not a look specifically aimed at Hoseok. It’s probably that Jungkook is lost in thought and has no idea who he’s levelling his unflinching stare at. It’s just impossible not to notice when Jungkook’s eyes are boring holes through Hoseok's cheekbones.

Hoseok has no idea what to make of it, not then and not now, so instead he swipes a fake pineapple from a nearby dining table display and balances it on Jungkook’s head.

|| An outtake from the Bon Voyage episode where Jungkook and Hoseok go to IKEA. This is so, so, soooooooooo sweet--very nearly too, at the end?--but it does my favorite thing about this ship, capturing the push and pull of their maturity and silliness, and how good of a listener Hoseok is, and how that affects how he responds to people. And a really good Jungkook, too, I love him putting Hoseok down in a bathtub.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:acavall  pairing:j-hope/jungkook  type:missingscene  type:domestic  type:pining!  type:ouchmyheart  type:birdsongsweet  type:lovely  type:growingup  type:makesmesmile  length:1-5k 
september 2016 by blottingtheink
Man of Honor - esterbrook - Check Please! (Webcomic) [Archive of Our Own]
Bitty has to live the rest of his life with the knowledge that yes, Jack Zimmermann cries at weddings, and looks good doing it.

|| This was really charming. Good use of the other characters, and of parallels between families and stories. Manages to feel longer and fuller than it technically is.
fandom:checkplease  author:esterbrook  pairing:lardo/shitty  pairing:bitty/jack  type:posttext  type:weddings  type:pining!  type:workingitout  type:lovely  length:5-10k 
february 2016 by blottingtheink
all i really want now is more - Chapter 1 - starwells (trickofthemind) - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
The guy wearing leopard print at Exology isn’t really Jongdae’s type, but then again, Jongdae had never thought he’d be the type to work at a strip club.

|| This was so cute? So so cute? I was told repeatedly it was cute, and I still didn't really believe it, but it was, and it's darling. I really love the ending, too; just the right amount of romcom.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:starwells  pairing:chen/tao  type:alternateuniverse  type:stripper  type:meetcute  type:criminallyadorable  type:lovely  type:stylisticappreciation  length:1-5k 
october 2015 by blottingtheink
Dressed in White Noise - CryptoHomoRocker - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
"Sam finds out by accident, but when he does, he can’t say he’s really shocked."

Sam likes taking care of people, and Steve needs to be taken care of.

|| This is really lovely.
fandom:captainamerica  author:cryptohomorocker  pairing:sam/steve  type:bondage  type:dom/sub  type:kinknegotiation  type:workingitout  type:lovely  length:1-5k 
august 2015 by blottingtheink
i'll take care of you (don't worry) - yoogni - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
he liked to scratch at the edges of the cuff, twist his fingers into the material and pull it tightly around his hand, or just curl his fingertips around the very bottom and hold it securely, grounding himself and stilling his itchy fingers.

it's all very discreet, and he supposes he's lucky he can stim so easily with just a big enough shirt.

|| This is so short, but it's so lovely, and I'm just sitting here like "And her heart grew 10 sizes that day."
fandom:bts  fandom:kpop  author:yoogni  pairing:jungkook/yoongi  type:gen  type:neurodivergent  type:birdsongsweet  type:lovely  type:short  type:myheart  type:makesmesmile  length:<1k 
july 2015 by blottingtheink
safe as houses - thecanaryfalls - Leverage [Archive of Our Own]
Parker and Hardison comfort Eliot, in their weird multimillionare-convicted-felons-who-are-planning-a-life-with-him kind of way.

Set right around The Rundown Job.

|| Oh my god, this is perfect. I love the push-and-pull of what is said, and what isn't said, and the way the author makes both of those mean something. Nnf.
fandom:leverage  author:thecanaryfalls  pairing:eliot/parker/hardison  type:episoderelated  type:domestic  type:workingitout  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:wewerealwaysinlove  type:ouchmyheart  type:lovely  type:endingiswhoa  length:1-5k 
march 2015 by blottingtheink
tidal pulls, moonrise - starlatine (mourn) - ちはやふる | Chihayafuru [Archive of Our Own]
Shinobu will remember Chihaya, after that summer has ended, as simultaneously too much and not enough at any given time. Larger than life and younger than Shinobu by 40 days.

|| Alternate universe where Chihaya and SHINOBU are childhood friends, and Shinobu's the one Chihaya's chasing. Sundrenched, very soft. Aches a bit like Shinobu aches--not Chihaya POV, so we don't get to see as much of her bulldozing as usual, but it's still there.
fandom:chihayafuru  author:starlatine  pairing:chihaya/shinobu  type:alternateuniverse  type:friendship  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:workingitout  type:birdsongsweet  type:lovely  type:femmeslash  length:5-10k 
march 2015 by blottingtheink
Get Like This - Chapter 1 - cest_what - VIXX [Archive of Our Own]
Hakyeon wet his lips with the tip of his tongue, and Taekwoon swallowed.

“You like my mouth,” Hakyeon crowed.

Taekwoon’s eyes snapped up. “Anyone would like it if you did that,” he objected, defensive.

|| OKAY THIS FIC IS A MUCH SLOWER BURN, AND ACTUALLY HAS FEELINGS AND WORKS UP TO THIS MOMENT, I SWEAR, I JUST. I LOVE IT SO MUCH, IT'S SO THEM. N WOULD. LEO *WOULD*. GOD. GOD!!!!!

N gets anxious in a hotel room, and Leo has always wanted to calm him down.
fandom:kpop  fandom:vixx  author:cestwhat  pairing:n/leo  type:canon  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:friendship  type:characterization  type:fallforyouhotfast  type:lovely  type:workingitout  length:1-5k 
february 2015 by blottingtheink
everything is safe and sound - delightings - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“Your face looks like it’s going to break. Are you actually going to cry now?”

“Your face looks like it’s going to break,” Jongin retorts. Ooh, burn.

Kyungsoo looks distinctly unimpressed, which, hey, Jongin just nearly fell to his death. She should cut him some slack. Before he can say anything else though, Kyungsoo starts walking in the opposite direction of the manhwa store.

|| AAG!Kyungsoo, which is kind of mystifying, except that Kyungsoo is just as nurturing and as combative and zero-shit-taking as in the real life, and I absolutely see the appeal of making those character traits a girl's. Kai is oblivious and dumb and a puppy, which I also liked quite a lot. Honestly a lovely HS au.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:delightings  pairing:d.o/kai  type:alternateuniverse  type:alwaysagirl  type:highschoolau  type:sillysillyboys  type:obliviousness  type:characterization  type:friendship  type:backstory  type:softly  type:lovely  length:5-10k 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
Three Red Fish - Miaou Jones (miaoujones) - Natsume Yuujinchou | Natsume's Book of Friends [Archive of Our Own]
Natsume has been here before: even before he looks, he knows there will be a pond.

|| I liked this a LOT! My favorite part was probably not the shippy stuff--that felt kind of underdeveloped, tbh--but the childhood youkai and art therapy stuff was excellent, and as quietly empathetic and compassionate as the show/manga.
fandom:natsume  author:miaoujones  pairing:natsume/tanuma  type:pre-text  type:takeanideaandrun  type:moodsetting  type:backstory  type:lovely  length:1-5k 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
Sleight of Hand - Fahye - Naruto [Archive of Our Own]
Love is the hardest thing you will ever do in your life.

|| Graver and happier than the series, both, and so, close enough to what I want for them, always. I will never not forgive the manga for fucking up their storyline irredeemably.

The tone is a little weighted, sometimes distracting.
fandom:naruto  author:fahye  pairing:naruto/sasuke  type:posttext  type:surviving  type:softly  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:lovely  length:1-5k 
september 2014 by blottingtheink
Denial, By Any Other Name - factorielle - xxxHoLic [Archive of Our Own]
"I want to make one thing very clear," Watanuki said instead, still glaring down at the paper. "We are only here because we missed the last of the two trains a day that leave from this place, and the room was cheap." Probably because the owner of the inn owed Yuuko a few limbs. "This is purely incidental. The thought that it might be anything even remotely close to a honeymoon would be ludicrous."

|| I'm pretty sure I've saved this before, maybe on LJ, but here it is, the full version, on Ao3, and oh, I love these characters just as much as before. I'm going to go catch up on rei and probably feel deeply upset about my life and my choices.
fandom:xxxholic  author:factorielle  pairing:doumeki/watanuki  type:established-relationship  type:cute  type:banter  type:oopsyou'reinlovewithme  type:everyoneelseknows  type:lovely  length:5-10k 
july 2014 by blottingtheink
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Park - Anonymous - Parks and Recreation, Welcome to Night Vale [Archive of Our Own]
The bloodletting was just getting started when outside the operating room, in the locker where she’d stowed it, Ann’s cell began to ring.

“Umm,” she said, her hands up by her head as sterile procedures dictated. The roomful of doctors, nurses, and members of an ancient and powerful cult that she was supposed to pretend she didn’t know about all stared at her. “Sorry. That’s mine. Let’s just keep going.”

“Isn’t that the Parks Department ringtone?” asked the slender figure in the scarlet robes with a face Ann knew she must never look at.

“Nope,” Ann said.

“It is,” the less slender figure in the silver robes said. “I recognize it. Your phone plays ‘You’re My Best Friend’ by Queen when Leslie calls.”

|| Wowowowowoowwow, this was so much better than even I was expecting--a perfect fusion of the P&R characters and the NV-world and approach to life. Really darling.
fandom:nightvale  fandom:parksandrec  fandomgroup:yuletide  author:anon  type:gen  type:fusion  type:characterization  type:voice  type:takeanideaandrun  type:lovely  length:1-5k 
december 2013 by blottingtheink
Learning - Anonymous - Tangled (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
Eugene knew more about being a princess than Rapunzel did.

|| THIS IS ADORABLE. And I LOVE it for sneakily adding in one of Rapunzel's proposals, and not making it a big deal, I love everything about that part of the movie, but always had trouble imagining how it'd go down. This was perfect.
fandom:disney  fandomgroup:yuletide  author:anon  pairing:flynn/rapunzel  type:characterization  type:gen  type:posttext  type:lovely  length:1-5k 
december 2013 by blottingtheink
Rin's Deal - Chapter 1 - petrichoral - Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi | Spirited Away [Archive of Our Own]
Rin can't remember the name on her contract, which means she's stuck in the bathhouse forever. But when an unexpected letter comes from a girl she once helped, Rin finds she has the chance to make her own deal.

|| I've had this open in my tabs for days, waiting to have the right words. A lovely, realized backstory and continuation of Spirited Away, with a heroine who is practical and flawed, well-meaning and cowardly and brave, with a secondary character who feels just as much a recognizable girl, and it's just--good. I ship them like crazy, of course, but I'm very happy knowing they'll make it out and be happy together forever, obviously.
fandom:spiritedaway  author:petrichoral  type:gen  type:backstory  type:canonexpansion  type:worldbuilding  type:characterization  type:lovely  type:makesmesmile  length:5-10k 
october 2013 by blottingtheink
Long After You're Gone: A Leverage Tribute - YouTube
God, I love these people.


(Parker is the reason for the "becausecharacterlove" tag in the first place, SO.)
fandom:leverage  author:hannahsus42  type:gen  type:vid  type:teamfic  type:becausecharacterlove  type:makesmesmile  type:lovely 
august 2013 by blottingtheink
Floriography - Pax - Coffee Prince, Korean Drama [Archive of Our Own]
Eun Chan, would you allow me to paint you?

|| Oh, this is lovely. I'm not as enticed by the sex stuff at the end, but that is personal preference, I think; I love the intimacy, the kindness, and the respect and belief Yoo Joo has for and in Eun Chan.
fandom:coffeeprince  author:pax  pairing:yoojoo/eunchan  type:femmeslash  type:birdsongsweet  type:lovely  length:1-5k 
april 2013 by blottingtheink
Raindrops on Roses and Madness Unending - Anonymous - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
When the events on the asteroid end a bit differently than they did in canon, the trolls need a pilot to get them past the Scratch. Rose and Feferi know where they need to go for help. (Or, Rose and Feferi's magical field trip into the Furthest Ring.)

Feferi gets up after Eridan's wwhite science; Sollux doesn't. Game on.

|| !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Excellent, EXCELLENT Feferi, and I LOVE this interpretation of the origin of the game, even as the author says, flirting with AU in more ways than one. Doncurr. Love this.
fandom:homestuck  author:anon  challenge:ladystuck2012  character:feferipiexes  character:roselalonde  type:alternateuniverse  type:quest  type:characterization  type:lovely  length:1-5k 
january 2013 by blottingtheink
Work in Progress - verity - Emily of New Moon - L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables - L. M. Montgomery [Archive of Our Own]
"Oh, but I'd love to see you write a story, Emily," Anne says. They're having a blogger meetup; Anne's come out from Kingsport to help her friend Diana pick out a wedding dress. "You've got such a sly tongue and a good eye for detail."

"Well, I could send you my stuff from high school, but it's pretty terrible." Emily takes a sip of her bubble tea. "Damned with faint praise, if you know what I mean."

|| I don't know why I waited so long to read this, this is DELIGHTFUL. It truly is Emily/Writing, and oh, yes, the "but I haven't...I don't know what..." conundrum. Excellent.
fandom:rare  fandom:anneofgreengables  author:verity  character:emilybyrdstarr  type:posttext  type:future  type:growingup  type:friendship  type:contemporaryau  type:lovely  length:1-5k 
january 2013 by blottingtheink

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