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velveteen
Sitting here with wet skin and Superman’s symbol sticking uncomfortably to his chest and Black Canary’s costume being no distraction at all, Superboy does not feel like something that can be helped.
DC  superman  young.justice  kon-el  miss.martian  angst 
may 2019 by Beatrice_Otter
Discovery
The sequel to Discretion. The end of the relationship. Or, what politics do to strange bedfellows.
fic  lord.of.the.rings  boromir  denethor  slash  angst 
september 2018 by Beatrice_Otter
lilies with full hands
His body is not his own.

This may not be the first thing they teach him, but it is the first thing he learns.
fic  angst  marvel  captain.america  bucky.barnes  steve.rogers  longfic 
march 2018 by Beatrice_Otter
silly: in defense of parvati patil (in memory of lavender brown)
The students of Dumbledore’s Army had many badges. A gold coin that called them first to lessons and then to war. Scar tissue that ran across the back of many of their hands. I must not tell lies.

Another: the sound of clacking footsteps on stone sent each and every one of them scattering, even years after. The only people bold enough to walk loudly were not safe.

Parvati went out on the anniversary of not the battle but the day she left Gryffindor Tower for the DA and the Room of Requirement. She bought a pair of heels, their red as loud as the sound they made on hard floors.

Dennis Creevey sent her Muggle sneakers for Christmas and she wore those when she needed to be stealthy (scuffed purple and white peeking out from beneath her robes) but she wore the heels on office days, interrogations, on nights out, because she wanted to be unafraid, because she wanted to be the scariest thing in the room.
fic  angst  gen  harry.potter  character.study  parvati.patil  post.canon 
april 2017 by Beatrice_Otter
Thin Ice
Bitty wakes up in the Ice Capades.

(In which family is difficult, the wrong people are kissed, and the NHL has a secret magic problem.)
fic  angst  au  check!please  eric.bittle 
october 2016 by Beatrice_Otter
The Break-Up of the Ice
When Leonard Snart got something he wanted without taking it, it always ended up too good to be true.

With Barry Allen, he never saw it coming.
fic  angst  legends.of.tomorrow  flash  leonard.snart  barry.allen  slash  longfic 
august 2016 by Beatrice_Otter
by the light of all your bridges burning
Bruce Banner is twelve years old. It's not an easy age. For anyone.
fic  marvel  bruce.banner  kid.fic  angst  tony.stark  steve.rogers  avengers 
august 2016 by Beatrice_Otter
All the Roofs of Uncertainty
For all the blood on his hands, Red Hood was never just a villain. And Nightwing never gives up on family, not for good.

(Or: The one where Dick bleeds a lot and Jason argues with everybody.)
fic  batman  DC  jason.todd  bruce.wayne  dick.grayson  wally.west  angst  au  gen  longfic 
january 2016 by Beatrice_Otter
Flightless Birds
There's living as a woman, and there's playing hockey as a woman. These things overlap violently when no one's looking.
fic  au  hockey  genderbender  rape.culture  natalie.lemieux  alexander.ovechkin  angst  sidney.crosby  longfic 
december 2015 by Beatrice_Otter
Wolf in the House
“What? It’s totally an improvement. He’s not scowling, or dating bad guys, or slinking around in unsanitary places. Still a bit paranoid, but what can you do. At least he’s a lot easier to get along with when you can buy his affections with ear rubs.”

“And you always wanted a dog,” Sheriff added wryly.

“And I always wanted a dog.”
fic  gen  teen.wolf  stiles.stilinski  derek.hale  sherrif.stilinski  au  angst 
august 2015 by Beatrice_Otter
White Lies
The story of the four telepaths who serve the Emperor.
fic  babylon.5  angst  shortfic 
february 2015 by Beatrice_Otter
From That Eternal Silence
Charlie reveals his secrets when he meets up with Knox after five years.
fic  dead.poets.society  angst  shortfic 
december 2014 by Beatrice_Otter
Color by Numbers
The Soldier came up with the plan in his spare time, though he never actually believed he’d put it into practice. Hydra’s reach seemed too complete – too powerful – to actually consider running. But he thought about it.

And then the man stopped fighting. And he said he knew him. And the Soldier felt…felt… He knew what he felt was important.

So, he ran.
fic  marvel  angst  post.winter.soldier  captain.america  bucky.barnes 
december 2014 by Beatrice_Otter
When the Season Comes Around
The other problem is that Steve loves him, and Bucky isn't sure he remembers how to love.
fic  slash  angst  captain.america  post.winter.soldier  marvel  bucky.barnes  steve.rogers  natasha.romanov  sam.wilson 
october 2014 by Beatrice_Otter
the fatal plunge
Emma has hidden her face behind a curtain of unruly hair for now, but manages to tip it back on command--and Regina looks down at Emma’s chest and the heart she knows is beating there; wonders absently if any of her problems would be solved if she just plucked it out and kept it in her jewelry box upstairs--and looks at her with the kind of anguish that really and truly doesn’t befit a storybook savior.

“The curse. It didn't break right, so how do I fix it?”

[Part 1 of a 3-part post-curse AU that mostly ignores Season 2 developments; see the notes for details.]
fic  au  angst  femslash  once.upon.a.time  regina/evil.queen  emma.swan  fix-it  shortfic 
september 2014 by Beatrice_Otter
don't let these shakes go on
Bucky's recovery is a winding path, not a straight line, and it doesn't look like he thought it should, nor does it take him where he thought he'd want to be.
fic  marvel  captain.america  angst  post.winter.soldier  bucky.barnes  gen 
july 2014 by Beatrice_Otter
what you are asking fits with everything on my list
Bucky's been trying to set Steve up since 1935. Natasha's been trying to set him up since 2012. What's more logical than that they should join forces?

Bucky would like Sam Wilson to know that that is not actually a dirty joke about him and Nat, thank you and fuck off. (Even though it kinda is.)
fic  marvel  captain.america  steve.rogers  bucky.barnes  natasha.romanov  het  slash  angst  crack 
july 2014 by Beatrice_Otter
The Rich Are Always Respectable
Without Lady Catherine's interference, a family catastrophe throws Darcy and Elizabeth down wildly different paths.
fic  au  pride&prejudice  age.of.sail  jane.austen  fitzwilliam.darcy  elizabeth.bennet  het  angst  longfic 
may 2014 by Beatrice_Otter
The Honey and the Sting
Derek didn't remember what happened when he went into heat. He could only assume the worst. The truth may be stranger than that.
slash  mpreg  angst  fic  teen.wolf  stiles.stilinski  derek.hale  au  kid.fic 
november 2013 by Beatrice_Otter
Darkness, Flooded in Light
“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...
fic  thor  gen  angst  marvel  loki  au 
august 2013 by Beatrice_Otter
Jigsaw
Jack wakes up in the SGC to the news that his team is dead. If he weren't hearing the news from General Hammond he might not believe it--and even so it's not quite real until he sees the bodies. Once he does, he knows nothing is ever going to be the same again.

Sam wakes up in the SGC to the news that she is now the senior member of SG-1. Jack O'Neill is dead. For Sam and her team, nothing is ever going to be the same again.

SG-1 might be able to go on like this--Sam's going to keep her team together if it kills her--but a man who's lost his team is capable of anything, and Jack's about to do the unthinkable to make things right.
fic  stargate.sg1  jack.o'neill  sam.carter  daniel.jackson  teal'c  teamfic  angst  longfic 
june 2011 by Beatrice_Otter
Glass Half Full
Twenty years after the battle at Hogwarts, it's not happily ever after.
fic  hp  het  angst  addiction  future.fic  ron.weasley  pansy.parkinson 
february 2011 by Beatrice_Otter
Chaos Is Come Again
Chaos has been cited as a response to the WIKTT Marriage Challenge, but is not: it's more a reaction to many of the rosier and more unrealistic stories that challenge produced. It was also written not long after the invasion of Iraq and institution of the Patriot Act -- not to mention during the prison abuse scandals of Spring 2004 -- and is chock full of political frustration, and examination of and commentary on those matters as well as more general Social issues such as Reproductive Rights and Marriage. Therefore, caveat lector: if you like Romance and more escapist fare, this is probably far too gritty for your taste.
fic  hp  angst  het  au  hermione.granger  severus.snape  marriage.law  longfic 
february 2011 by Beatrice_Otter
Lucky Man
The reporters are looking for a story about Tarsus IV, but Jim doesn't have one he wants to tell.
fic  star.trek  angst  aos  tarsus.iv  james.t.kirk  nyota.uhura  spock  shortfic 
january 2011 by Beatrice_Otter
Sunrise
He touches them now. Hefts their slight weight and rolls them in his palm. Traces the cool contours with his fingertips and slowly remembers how to breathe.
A/N: My take on Reid’s beginning steps toward recovery after the events of “Revelations."
fic  angst  criminal.minds  spencer.reid  addiction 
january 2011 by Beatrice_Otter
Night-blooming Heartsease
This is a prequel to Transfigurations, begun as a birthday present to Resonant, at least two birthdays ago. Best laid plans, etc. This departs from canon when Transfigurations does, after PoA, and I've tried to avoid using anything from the later books. Massive thanks to Resonant, Cesca and particularly Mia, who fought for the story she believed in.

Then George raised his glass. "To Neville Longbottom," he said ... "And to Severus Snape, may he rest in whatever he prefers instead of peace." -- Transfigurations.
fic  hp  slash  angst  au  neville.longbottom  severus.snape 
january 2011 by Beatrice_Otter
四十
As long as she could ensure that her family would never go wanting, she would be content.
fic  chinese.mythology  crossover  firefly  au  angst  chang'e  mazu  houyi  baifa.monu  marriage.of.convenience  bechdel.pass 
january 2011 by Beatrice_Otter
A Million Light Years from Home
"You're a long, long way from home, but you're a good dog."
fic  hp  crossover  firefly  au  angst  sirius.black  river.tam 
november 2010 by Beatrice_Otter
Extraordinary
Sherlock deals with his growing obsession with John Watson.
angst  fic  sherlock.holmes  sherlock.2010  john.watson  shortfic 
august 2010 by Beatrice_Otter
Permutationality
Rodney gets a crash course in the inner workings of a Wraith Hive. John gets him back.
fic  stargate.atlantis  rodney.mckay  angst 
july 2010 by Beatrice_Otter
Objectivity in Motion
For Lennier, it's one repression too many.
fic  babylon.5  delenn  lennier  angst  shortfic 
june 2010 by Beatrice_Otter
Markings
Like many other things, the Vulcans do not speak to outworlders of the latusa.
fic  star.trek  angst  spock  james.t.kirk  slash  shortfic 
april 2010 by Beatrice_Otter
Too Much to Ask For
I think that he wound up in the middle of fucking nowhere, in Alaska or Montana or somewhere, as far away from people as he could manage to get, living out his life as quietly as he could and interacting with as few people as he could. And every morning he woke up, looked at himself in the mirror, and chanted, "I will not fuck up this timeline. I will not fuck up this timeline. I will not fuck up this timeline." But man, how brutal it would have been on him ... I mean, he arrived in 1929. You can't tell me he wasn't tempted to go and fix all the things that were about to go to hell...
fic  angst  cameron.mitchell  stargate.sg1  continuum  outsider.perspective  shortfic 
april 2010 by Beatrice_Otter
Across the Universe
Harry finds himself in a universe where he died instead of his parents, and Neville is the Boy Who Lived. From James' POV.
hp  au  fic  angst  james.potter  lily.potter  harry.potter  neville.longbottom  shortfic 
april 2010 by Beatrice_Otter
(Un)covered
Toni has spent her entire life hopelessly in love with people.
fic  het  ncis  au  angst  genderbender  tony.dinozzo  jethro.gibbs 
april 2010 by Beatrice_Otter
Intersecting Geodesics
Stuck in the wrong time with a Jack who hasn't met him yet, all Ianto really wants is a way home.
fic  angst  slash  torchwood  future.fic  jack.harkness  ianto.jones  post.children.of.earth  pre-canon  longfic 
february 2010 by Beatrice_Otter
War Games
Sequel to You'll Get There in the End (It Just Takes a While). The Federation and the Romulan Empire have been on the verge of war for what sometimes feels like forever; this is the place where what passes for peace might end.
fic  slash  angst  au  AOS  james.t.kirk  spock  nyota.uhura  longfic 
february 2010 by Beatrice_Otter
The Good Spirit of the Forest
It probably started before she noticed it. Granted, for the past few years she'd been busy—best to keep oneself busy, she always told Dee—but by the time she did notice it, it had probably only been going on for a few months.
fic  torchwood  au  post.children.of.earth  alice.carter  jack.harkness  angst  shortfic 
february 2010 by Beatrice_Otter
A Hero
For the first time in perhaps his whole life Dudley had done something right.
hp  harry.potter  angst  au  dudley.dursley 
february 2010 by Beatrice_Otter
Wouldn't Be the Same
The Dark Lord is defeated... but there are still NEWTs to pass.
fic  hp  angst  harry.potter  hermione.granger  humor  ron.weasley  severus.snape  shortfic 
december 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
Miles To Go Before We Sleep
After Reid goes off the rails in Texas, Morgan decides Reid needs a friend to support him through whatever he's going through. Several cases and "awesomely" bad sci-fi flicks later, they both realize "friendship" isn't exactly what they want...but sorting through the baggage that stands in the way of a closer relationship is more difficult than either of them expected.
fic  slash  angst  ust  criminal.minds  derek.morgan  spencer.reid  addiction  longfic 
november 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
Keeper of the Katra
Every man hides a secret pain. It must be exposed and reckoned with. It must be dragged from the darkness into the light. Share your pain, share your pain with me and gain strength from the sharing.
fic  au  star.trek  spock  sarek  sybok  amanda.grayson  james.t.kirk  leonard.mccoy  angst 
october 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
Shift
Exploring the ruins of the Hub after a Rift quake, Gwen finds something completely unexpected that could change everything. But is it an answer to all her problems, or just a new complication?
fic  torchwood  angst  au  gwen.cooper  ianto.jones  andy.davidson  post.children.of.earth  post.canon 
september 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
The Long Road
A very bad thing happens. And then we must go on.
fic  jeeves&wooster  angst 
september 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
Cinderella's Wicked Stepmother
Frank Hallie never meant to be the wicked stepmother in the story.
fic  angst  AOS  winona.kirk  james.t.kirk  outsider.perspective  shortfic 
august 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
Cultural Drift
Six days before the shit hit the fan and nothing was ever the same again, Daniel fell over a tablet on P3X-324. That was two years ago.
fic  angst  stargate.sg1  Seasons9-10  daniel.jackson  sam.carter  jack.o'neill  shortfic 
august 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
Purgatory
As if the comment Obi-Wan had made to Luke about Anakin ‘dying’ when he became Darth Vader was literally true, a newly dead Anakin Skywalker wakes in a new world—given the appearance of his twenty-three year old self. However, the self-sacrifice that ended his life has also given Anakin an unexpected boon that he isn’t sure he can accept. Worse, it comes with conditions that might just be impossible to meet. A moment of redemption is one thing, but a full reformation another entirely. Set immediately after ROTJ.
fic  crossover  star.wars  angel.the.series  angst  lorne  anakin.skywalker  padme.amidala  obi-wan.kenobi  het  longfic 
july 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
Anima
Ray Kowalski knew he was dreaming, because he was a woman.
fic  angst  het  slash  au  due.South  genderbender  case.fic  longfic 
july 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
A Moment's Grace
On the eve of her return to England, a weary Martha Jones meets an old friend for the first time.
fic  doctor.who  martha.jones  angst  second.doctor  shortfic 
june 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
And Indeed There Will Be Time
In 1919, Harriet Derbyshire was killed while investigating the disappearance of Torchwood Four in Dublin. In 2009, UNIT pulls a dying man out of the Irish Sea with a one-word message: Torchwood. Martha joins up with Jack's team in Cardiff to track down the errant branch of the organization--before a time-traveling race of aliens can change the course of history as we know it.
fic  torchwood  slash  angst  au  jack.harkness  ianto.jones  martha.jones  mickey.smith  donna.noble  case.fic 
june 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
You'll Get There in the End (It Just Takes a While)
"Spock. Just say 'I don't trust Starfleet not to mess up the only captain in the fleet who I can train up to my expectations and enjoys running into danger wearing a blindfold as much as I do'."
fic  slash  angst  star.trek  AOS  spock  james.t.kirk  longfic 
june 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
What She Wants
There are things he simply can't give her.
fic  angst  het  star.trek  AOS  spock  nyota.uhura  shortfic 
june 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
Redemption Song
No one is going to rescue Gaila. Except maybe herself.
gaila  fic  angst  star.trek  AOS  character.study  shortfic 
june 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
The Word for World Is--
Humans would've named the planet New Earth and the places things like New Africa or New Russia. Vulcans did no such thing; they named the planet Vik: the well in the desert. They named the continents Ashv'cezh, Laktra, and Vrekasht: Revenge, Grief, and Outcast.
fic  star.trek  angst  spock  james.t.kirk  AOS  shortfic 
may 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
Silence
Uhura considers spending a week in an empty Academy.
fic  star.trek  AOS  spock  nyota.uhura  angst  spock/uhura  shortfic 
may 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
Not One Line
They begin things at the end. The Doctor and River Song.
fic  angst  doctor.who  tenth.doctor  river.song  shortfic 
march 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
Love Like A Bullet
Hate won't destroy the world, but love just might.
fic  angst  missing.scene  torchwood  jack.harkness  ianto.jones  shortfic 
march 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
Endings, Beginnings
Jack doesn't even realize that he's been broken up with for almost a month.
fic  au  slash  angst  torchwood  ianto.jones  shortfic 
march 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
Echoes
He's not the same person she knew, but it's not an easy thing to remember.
fic  angst  stargate.sg1  sam.carter  continuum  jack.o'neill  jack/sam  shortfic 
february 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
Thirty-Five Owls
(being a correspondence between Albus P.W.B. Dumbledore, Grand Sorcerer, etc., and the prisoner Gellert Grindelwald, of some decades in length)
fic  slash  angst  HP  albus.dumbledore  gellert.grindelwald  epistolary 
february 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
Lessons from Yesterday
Jack’s experiences have left him broken. Some old friends step in to help him through it.
fic  angst  torchwood  jack.harkness  ianto.jones  toshiko.sato  owen.harper  post.exit.wounds 
february 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
Castaways
Malcolm and T'Pol end up shipwrecked together on an uninhabited planet. Repeat after me: "There are no happy endings."
fic  au  star.trek  angst  enterprise  t'pol  castaways  malcolm.reed  kid.fic 
january 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
Malcolm's Farewell to Arms
With T'Pol dead, Malcolm is left to deal with their baby alone. He's not sure he's up to the challenge.
fic  au  star.trek  angst  enterprise  t'pol  castaways  malcolm.reed  kid.fic 
january 2009 by Beatrice_Otter
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