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is my stereo on - idolaters - Animorphs - Katherine A. Applegate [Archive of Our Own]
Marco clings to Ax for dear life while imagining being put on trial for war crimes. Exactly the right mix of sweet and funny and totally depressing.
fic  fandom:animorphs  relationship:slash  ship:ax/marco  type:angst  character:marco  character:ax 
june 2017 by Poetry
In the Time of Stones - magicgenetek - Babylon 5 [Archive of Our Own]
Under the burning eye of Cartagia, the only people Vir, Londo and G'Kar can turn to is each other. Londo gains and loses a second chance, G'Kar sees things he could not before, and Vir begins to grow up.

This section takes place just after the whipping scene in 4x3, The Summoning.A ton of thanks to Avelera for helping me write and tame this fic!
Happens sometime between 4x3, The Summoning, and 4x4, Falling Toward Apotheosis.Takes place at the end of 4x4, Falling Toward Apotheosis, during the eye removal scene, and the days afterward.Takes place during 4x5, The Long Night, after Cartagia's death but before Vir starts drinking.Takes place after 4x5, The Long Night.
Alternate summery: Taking down a sadistic emperor with a party of three isn't easy, especially when one of the three is being tortured by the emperor, the second is a nervous wreck and the third is Londo Mollari. Vir, G'Kar and Londo only have each other to rely on; that will have to be enough to survive Cartagia.
fandom:babylon5  relationship:slash  ship:g'kar/londomollari  fic  type:angst  type:dark  type:missingscene  character:g'kar  character:londomollari  character:vircotto 
may 2017 by Poetry
In Flagrante - Amatara - Babylon 5 [Archive of Our Own]
Three times Londo and G'Kar were caught in the act: one happy, one angry, one sad.

Londo and G'kar over the years, in all their comedy and tragedy. Sniff.
fandom:babylon5  relationship:slash  ship:g'kar/londomollari  fic  type:post-canon  type:humor  type:angst  character:londomollari  character:g'kar 
may 2017 by Poetry
Undertow - Amatara - Babylon 5 [Archive of Our Own]
Londo/G'Kar breathplay, and frank talk about Londo's death dream. Everything rapturous and trusting and dark and doomed about these two, all in one smutfic.
fic  fandom:babylon5  relationship:slash  ship:londomollari/g'kar  type:smut  type:angst  character:g'kar  character:londomollari 
may 2017 by Poetry
Every Shining Thing - shell_and_bone - Babylon 5 [Archive of Our Own]
Fantastic Centauri and Narn worldbuilding, in their respective mythologies. And some contemplation of Centauri death dreams, and G'Kar just being so steady and understanding while Londo rages at the universe. This made my heart ache.
fic  relationship:slash  fandom:babylon5  ship:g'kar/londomollari  theme:worldbuilding  type:missingscene  type:angst  character:londomollari  character:g'kar 
may 2017 by Poetry
Ghost in the Shell - SoloMoon
Tom isn’t quite sure how he ended up helping Eva run a support group for ex-hosts, or why his high school crush is still interested in him given their complicated history, or how he managed to become so fascinating to tabloid reporters, or why Jake feels the need to feel guilty for so many things that are not his fault.

But he’s going to have to figure everything out pretty quickly, because ex-hosts are dying at an alarming rate, and no one but him seems to notice or care. Much as he doesn’t want to get involved, Tom is pretty sure he sees a pattern emerging: that someone, somewhere out there, is getting the worst kind of revenge.

This story picks up a few weeks after the end of the war, and will go through pretty much the entire year following the end of the war.
favorite  fandom:animorphs  relationship:gen  type:au  type:post-canon  type:plotty  type:angst  fic  character:tom  character:jake  character:eva  character:marco 
october 2016 by Poetry
Most Humane of Princes - ConvenientAlias - Animorphs - Katherine A. Applegate [Archive of Our Own]
In which Cassie is the leader of the Animorphs instead of Jake. And it's hard to keep the moral upper hand when you're leading a guerilla force against an interplanetary empire. Sometimes it's hard to even keep yourself together.
fandom:animorphs  relationship:het  fic  ship:jake/cassie  type:au  type:angst  type:characterstudy  character:cassie 
april 2016 by Poetry
the warmth of your doorways - gyzym - Leverage [Archive of Our Own]
Don't let me in with no intention to keep me.

The story of Eliot's feelings for Parker and Hardison, told through a series of vignettes set from S2 to S5. Angsty and painful and great.
fandom:leverage  fic  relationship:threesome  ship:hardison/parker/eliot  type:angst  type:romance  character:eliotspencer  character:parker  character:alechardison 
march 2016 by Poetry
like you know i am better than the worst thing i ever did - postcardmystery - Leverage [Archive of Our Own]
“I’m goin’ to die for them,” he says to Sophie, before he ever says it to Nate, and it is not a simple statement of fact but a barebones confession, the helpless bleeding of a wound that he was too smart to not know had been made but he’d been putting pressure of for years, hoping that with spit and a prayer that he could make it heal, but he never could, isn’t sure that the stitches that could close that wound have even been invented. “Yes,” she says, “And how long have you known that?”

An Eliot Spencer character study.
fandom:leverage  fic  relationship:threesome  ship:hardison/parker/eliot  type:characterstudy  type:angst  character:eliotspencer  character:alechardison  character:parker  character:jimsterling  character:nateford  character:sophiedevereaux 
march 2016 by Poetry
We all defend the role we play - Anonymous - Hamilton - Miranda [Archive of Our Own]
Wherein Hamilton is a ghost and haunts Burr after death. It distills down their relationship so perfectly, all the fucked up ins and outs of it, and really it's just the Hamilton/Burr fic I wanted.
fic  fandom:hamilton  relationship:slash  ship:hamilton/burr  type:smut  type:post-canon  type:angst  character:alexanderhamilton  character:aaronburr  favorite 
december 2015 by Poetry
Valley Forge - Anonymous - Hamilton - Miranda [Archive of Our Own]
My Yuletide gift fic! It's a Lams hip hop song, and they dirty talk about FREEDOM during sex, and then there is foreshadowing and pain. Everything I want.
fic  fandom:hamilton  relationship:slash  ship:lams  type:smut  theme:song  type:angst  character:alexanderhamilton  character:johnlaurens 
december 2015 by Poetry
The Constraint of Conscience - ellen_fremedon
A wonderful exploration of Laurence's feelings after committing treason, and his complex dynamic with Tharkay.
fic  fandom:temeraire  relationship:slash  ship:laurence/tharkay  type:characterstudy  type:angst  type:smut  character:laurence  character:tharkay 
september 2015 by Poetry
Others - hamalaka
There are some injustices in the world the Leverage team can't fix. Or, Hardison has a run-in with racist cops. So real.
fic  fandom:leverage  relationship:gen  type:angst  character:alechardison 
september 2015 by Poetry
Displacement: Or, Notes on the Application of Archimedean Logic to the Art of Oneiromancy - linman
Peter has a series of dreams about how his next confrontation with Lesley will go, and realizes some important things about his feelings for her. An excellent exploration of Peter's side of the Peter/Lesley relationship.
fic  fandom:riversoflondon  relationship:het  ship:peter/lesley  type:characterstudy  type:angst  character:petergrant  character:lesleymay  character:thomasnightingale 
june 2015 by Poetry
Comme des enfants - Eliane - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Ahhh this fic contains so many of my John backstory headcanons, complete with homophobic parents, a desperate wartime relationship with Sholto, and internalized biphobia.
fic  fandom:sherlock  ship:sherlock/john  ship:john/sholto  relationship:slash  type:backstory  theme:headcanon  character:johnwatson  character:harrywatson  character:sherlock  theme:queer  type:angst 
february 2015 by Poetry
The Job - mademoisellePlume
AU in which Rachel was on the Pool Ship and Jake on the Blade Ship in the final battle. So painful and real.
fic  fandom:animorphs  relationship:gen  type:au  type:angst  type:post-canon  character:rachel  character:jake 
december 2014 by Poetry
The Art of Dying - on_my_toes
Yes, I too headcanon that Nathan was sexually abused at some point. Sad but very on point.
fic  fandom:misfits  relationship:gen  type:backstory  character:nathanyoung  character:simonbellamy  character:kellybailey  type:angst 
december 2014 by Poetry
Counting the Days - Dira Sudis (dsudis)
After Buffy's death, Spike takes Dawn to LA just to get away. Angel recognizes his grief and helps him through it in his own way.
fic  fandom:angel  fandom:buffy  relationship:slash  ship:spike/angel  ship:spike&dawn  theme:friendship  type:angst  character:spike  character:angel  character:dawn 
april 2014 by Poetry
Sky on Fire - what_alchemy
We were all thinking it - what if Mrs. Hudson's friend Margaret left the wedding earlier because she was in love with her?
fic  fandom:sherlock  relationship:slash  theme:headcanon  relationship:femslash  ship:sherlock/john  ship:mrshudson/margaret  type:missingscene  type:angst  character:sherlock  character:margaret 
january 2014 by Poetry
A Phantom of Clouds by doyle-sb4
"Jack has team spirit. Rose has alcohol. The Doctor has issues." Or, why it's never a good idea to play drinking games with a Time Lord. Beautiful and atmospheric, leaving you vaguely breathless and aching.
fic  fandom:doctorwho  ship:doctor/jack/rose  type:angst  relationship:threesome  character:9thdoctor  character:rosetyler  character:jackharkness 
december 2013 by Poetry
The Last Scene of Children of Earth Day 5 Retold in Shakespearean Language - azn-jack-fiend (ajf) - Torchwood [Archive of Our Own]
Children of Earth is so Shakespearean in theme and scope that it feels so right to see the last scene portrayed as one from Shakespeare.
fic  fandom:torchwood  relationship:gen  type:angst  character:jackharkness  character:gwen 
december 2013 by Poetry
Second Date - dee
Awwwww. Cecil keeps forgetting everything past his first date with Carlos because of the secret police's reeducation :(
fic  fandom:wtnv  relationship:slash  ship:cecil/carlos  type:angst  type:romance  character:cecil  character:carlos 
september 2013 by Poetry
Unlocking Harry Potter
Harry tries to commit suicide. At the same time, Snape finds out he's (one of) Harry's father(s). Interesting Severitus twist.
fic  fandom:harrypotter  relationship:slash  ship:harry/charlie  ship:snape/james  ship:snape&harry  type:au  type:angst  character:harrypotter  character:snape  character:remus  character:dumbledore  character:charlieweasley 
november 2012 by Poetry
Shorm, an animorphs fanfic | FanFiction
Contains typos, but I'm so happy to find post-33 Ax&Tobias fic that I don't even care.
fic  fandom:animorphs  relationship:gen  theme:friendship  type:angst  character:ax  character:tobias 
october 2012 by Poetry
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