epic_recs + genre:sad_stories   46

Memories Series by YouCantSeeUs (PG-13)
Soon, all Edmund's memories of Narnia will blur together. For now, he remembers Caspian. Edmund goes back to his own world, but Caspian must live the rest of his life with the pain of being in love with two people.
length:long  pairing:slash  genre:sad_stories  genre:slave  rating:pg-13  genre:romance  fandom:chronicles_of_narnia  recs_by_chibifukurou  genre:au  from delicious
july 2013 by epic_recs
Bait & Switch by lapenserosa (NC-17)
Spencer Reid is a young FBI profiler tasked with interviewing Christopher Keller, a Death Row inmate with many secrets and a very dangerous appetite.
fandom:criminal_minds  fandom:oz  genre:angst  genre:case_file  genre:crossover  genre:dark  genre:drama  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:mystery  genre:sad_stories  length:long  pairing:slash  recs_by_khaye_rynne  rating:nc-17  from delicious
october 2012 by epic_recs
Carried In a Swarm of Bees by natalah (icicleair) (PG)
After living for years in New York to escape the tragedy that haunts his hometown, Henry returns to Storybrooke to confront his demons and reconcile with his past.
fandom:small_fandom  fandom:once_upon_a_time  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:drama  genre:future  genre:post-canon  genre:sad_stories  length:medium  pairing:femslash  pairing:gen  recs_by_ficreader1  rating:pg  from delicious
october 2012 by epic_recs
Precipice by lareinenoir (PG)
She can feel the wind whistling behind her. The gorge yawns below, lush forest and rocks and waterfall. Cora would call it beautiful. Alice sees only death.
fandom:small_fandom  fandom:last_of_the_mohicans  genre:angst  genre:sad_stories  length:short  pairing:gen  pairing:het  recs_by_ficreader1  rating:pg  from delicious
october 2012 by epic_recs
Soggy, Chapped, and Faded Yet Clawing Towards Daylight by Dancinbutterfly (NC-17)
Pete's plans for his near future boiled down to constant negotiations for time with his son, trying to spend more time with his boyfriend, and getting the Black Cards on tour. Those plans change dramatically when irregularities show up in a routine check up required for tour insurance and throw his life into danger. Now Pete's world is a lot smaller and revolves around doctors, hospitals, and treatments that hurt more than the disease.
fandom:bandom  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:domestic  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:sad_stories  length:long  pairing:slash  recs_by_chibifukurou  rating:nc-17  from delicious
october 2012 by epic_recs
Akallabêth by mirabella (PG-13)
Ariadne knows their point man has his eccentricities. She just doesn't know where they come from. Neither does Eames, until it's too late.
fandom:inception  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:drama  genre:sad_stories  length:medium  pairing:arthur/eames  pairing:slash  recs_by_jenna_marianne  rating:pg-13  from delicious
july 2012 by epic_recs
The Price by Eowyn77 (PG-13)
Why didn't Optimus use the All Spark fragment to revive Jazz? The truth is a secret the Prime can only entrust to Will Lennox, and Will is a little wiser for it.
fandom:small_fandom  fandom:transformers  genre:friendship  genre:sad_stories  length:medium  pairing:gen  recs_by_epona34  rating:pg-13  from delicious
june 2012 by epic_recs
Divide by Babel (NC-17)
A visit to a conditioning facility revives Travis's memories from the psychiatric evaluation he underwent to join Space Fleet.
fandom:blake's_7  genre:angst  genre:pre-canon  genre:sad_stories  length:medium  pairing:slash  recs_by_arenee1999  rating:nc-17  from delicious
april 2012 by epic_recs
Team Dynamics, Family, and Other Things That Will Hurt You by Pistol (NC-17)
The man tells him how joining up is like starting a whole new life, becoming a better person. He talks about incentives, career opportunities, health care, and saving plans, but Jake can’t stop staring at the picture of a man and woman looking proudly at their daughter in uniform.
fandom:the_losers  genre:angst  genre:pre-canon  genre:pre-slash  genre:sad_stories  length:super!epic  pairing:slash  recs_by_chibifukurou  rating:nc-17  from delicious
march 2012 by epic_recs
High School Acquaintance by Sakiku (PG-13)
In high school, many different people meet, forming bonds of all kinds. Twelve years after high school, a system admin of a software company is forced to face one of those bonds.
fandom:gundam_wing  genre:post-canon  genre:sad_stories  length:medium  pairing:gen  recs_by_epona34  rating:pg-13 
october 2011 by epic_recs
Legion by lavvyan (PG-13)
For the prompt "No divorce on the beach - Charles goes with Erik": Charles may be dead, but that doesn't mean he's gone.
fandom:x-men:first_class  genre:angst  genre:dark  genre:drama  genre:horror  genre:sad_stories  genre:supernatural  length:short  pairing:slash  recs_by_jenna_marianne  rating:pg-13  pairing:erik/charles 
october 2011 by epic_recs
Sixteen Hours by spastic_visions (PG-13)
“We’re going to have to quarantine you, Janice. Sixteen hours to be on the safe side. When that’s over, we forget this ever happened and get on with our lives."
fandom:scrubs  genre:dark  genre:horror  genre:sad_stories  genre:supernatural  length:short  pairing:jd/cox  pairing:slash  recs_by_lolitakun  rating:pg-13  fandom:small_fandom 
october 2011 by epic_recs
8x12x8 by skellerbvvt (PG-13)
When Arthur was small his Majesty locked him away because Arthur is a monster. Now Merlin wants to let Arthur out to prove that he is not.
fandom:merlin  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:dark  genre:drama  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:sad_stories  length:epic  pairing:arthur/merlin  pairing:slash  recs_by_lolitakun  rating:pg-13 
july 2011 by epic_recs
Help I Need Somebody by BuffyAngel68 (NC-17)
"My version of where Tony might have ended up after the crappy treatment he received in Boxed In. This is a bit dark, but I have to go with the muse and this is what she provided. The thought woke me up crying, as a matter of fact."
fandom:ncis  genre:angst  genre:attempted_suicide  genre:au  genre:dark  genre:family  genre:friendship  genre:sad_stories  length:epic  pairing:gibbs/tony  pairing:slash  recs_by_chibifukurou  rating:nc-17 
june 2011 by epic_recs
Lessons by NWHepcat (NC-17)
In the aftermath of the end of the series, Giles dies in a burglary gone wrong. Xander doesn’t handle it well.
fandom:buffy  genre:amnesia  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:bdsm  genre:dark  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:sad_stories  length:long  pairing:slash  recs_by_cheetahanabel  rating:nc-17 
may 2011 by epic_recs
Every Time You Leave by Mia Ugly (NC-17)
“I’m going away for a little while.” A story where Harry leaves, and Snape doesn’t care. No really, he doesn’t.
fandom:harry_potter  genre:angst  genre:dark  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:sad_stories  length:medium  pairing:harry/severus  pairing:slash  recs_by_cheetahanabel  rating:nc-17 
march 2011 by epic_recs
Days In the Light Of by Anactoria (PG-13)
The bombs fall anyway. Series of linked ficlets written for the stagesoflove challenge community on LJ.
fandom:watchmen  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:post-canon  genre:sad_stories  length:medium  pairing:gen  recs_by_chibifukurou  rating:pg-13 
march 2011 by epic_recs
To Be Alone with the Freedom by arctic_grey (NC-17)
When Jon gets coerced into teaching music to the pueri—boy slaves used for sex—by Pete Wentz, he has a bad feeling. But when he actually meets the boys, things go from bad to worse.
fandom:bandom  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:dark  genre:drama  genre:sad_stories  genre:slave  genre:virgin  pairing:het  pairing:slash  recs_by_cheetahanabel  rating:nc-17  length:long 
january 2011 by epic_recs
Whole New World by Roga (PG-13)
Genie always comes back to Al, because the world is huge, and there really isn't any place like home, even when home is a time.
fandom:aladdin  genre:drama  genre:sad_stories  genre:time-travel  length:medium  pairing:gen  recs_by_jenna_marianne  rating:pg-13 
january 2011 by epic_recs
This Temporary Flesh and Blood by Bethemoon (R)
' The thing about the end of the world is that it gets increasingly difficult to find coffee.' Is the first line of this short fic and a great summary of the post-apocalyptic gem.
fandom:chronicles_of_narnia  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:family  genre:sad_stories  length:short  pairing:gen  pairing:het  recs_by_chibifukurou  rating:r 
october 2010 by epic_recs
Lost Hopes by Miyuki (NC17)
In Lost Hopes, the demon subculture is shown in depth, almost to the exclusion of the canon characters and subplots.
fandom:inuyasha  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:dark  genre:family  genre:mpreg  genre:sad_stories  length:super!epic  pairing:slash  recs_by_chibifukurou  rating:nc-17 
august 2010 by epic_recs
Hope for Life
Trunks was about to return to the past to give the heart disease antidote to Goku when a tragedy hit. Would he be able to survive it?
fandom:dragon_ball  genre:angst  genre:attempted_suicide  genre:au  genre:dark  genre:drama  genre:family  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:sad_stories  genre:time-travel  length:medium  pairing:gen  recs_by_chibifukurou  rating:pg-13 
june 2010 by epic_recs
like explosions in the sky by flimsy (R)
Shortly after the day that officially recognizes that he has only five more years to live, Spencer Smith meets Jon Walker and falls in love. Their relationship is dampened, however, by the knowledge that Jon has only four months left. Determined not to lose him, Spencer takes Jon and leaves in search of a way to keep Jon alive and with him, no matter the cost.
fandom:bandom  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:sad_stories  length:medium  pairing:slash  recs_by_our_readers  rating:r 
may 2010 by epic_recs
The Three Favours by Katie Forsythe (PG)
Holmes is back from the dead and Watson isn't having it, not even when Holmes sends him thrice-daily telegrams and ensnares him in a new murder case.
fandom:sherlock_holmes  genre:angst  genre:case_file  genre:romance  genre:sad_stories  length:medium  pairing:holmes/watson  recs_by_our_readers  rating:pg 
may 2010 by epic_recs
Sand and Light by Sholio/Friendshipper (R)
Sand and light is the virtual third season of the Trigun anime. It is a complicated and involved story that gives Trigun a happy ending without losing the desolate feel of the original series. The story adds a wonderful amount of detail to the original series, lending a sense of reality that the original series sometimes lacked.
fandom:trigun  genre:angst  genre:dark  genre:future  genre:kids  genre:post-canon  genre:sad_stories  length:super!epic  recs_by_chibifukurou  rating:r  fandom:small_fandom 
may 2010 by epic_recs
Burden of Sin
One of the simple truths of the Yu-Yu-Hakusho fandom is that Hiei will do anything for his twin sister, Yukina.
fandom:yu-yu_hakusho  genre:action/adventure  genre:angst  genre:family  genre:friendship  genre:post-canon  genre:sad_stories  length:long  pairing:gen  recs_by_chibifukurou  rating:pg-13  fandom:small_fandom 
may 2010 by epic_recs
Non-Linear by Miss Winter Hill (PG-13)
Ianto's job after he dies is to collect the souls of the dead, but he's surprised to learn that he's got a very particular specialization.
fandom:dead_like_me  fandom:torchwood  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:crossover  genre:drama  genre:established_relationship  genre:post-canon  genre:romance  genre:sad_stories  pairing:ianto/jack  recs_by_chibifukurou  rating:pg-13 
april 2010 by epic_recs
Duo's Demise
Duo's Demise is one of the stories that I find myself reading over and over again, and enjoying every time I read it.
fandom:gundam_wing  genre:angst  genre:au  genre:drama  genre:post-canon  genre:romance  genre:sad_stories  length:long  pairing:duo/heero  recs_by_chibifukurou  rating:pg-13 
april 2010 by epic_recs
Never Knew
Sidealong story with the Battle City Plotline. Strange how Ryou Bakura is never seen in Battle City. Strange how often Marik has the chance to pop into visitors rooms. When they meet, how will fate change for them?
fandom:yu-gi-oh  genre:angst  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:pre-slash  genre:romance  genre:sad_stories  genre:virgin  length:epic  recs_by_chibifukurou  rating:nc-17 
january 2010 by epic_recs
The Time Traveler’s Huband
Every now and then I find a fic where something happens to make Ianto immortal, so that he and Jack can stay together forever, and I always think that it’s too easy and I don’t like it. I got to thinking about what might happen instead, and this is what came to me.
fandom:torchwood  genre:au  genre:future  genre:romance  genre:sad_stories  length:medium  pairing:ianto/jack  recs_by_chibifukurou  rating:pg-13 
october 2009 by epic_recs
Dance Me to the End of Love
It is inevitable, because Ianto is a mortal man. In one Universe, this is the way it happened.
fandom:torchwood  genre:au  genre:future  genre:romance  genre:sad_stories  length:medium  pairing:ianto/jack  recs_by_chibifukurou  rating:pg 
october 2009 by epic_recs
The Evolutionary Theory series
In a fight for your dreams, some dreams are going to have to take second place. Sanji's forgetting All Blue - but hey, it's mealtime.
fandom:one_piece  genre:angst  genre:sad_stories  length:medium  recs_by_trace_by_echo  rating:pg-13 
may 2009 by epic_recs
Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left To Lose
SGC finally stops calling him by December. Rodney celebrates by writing a final exam for his relativity class so difficult that it reduces four students to tears in the exam hall. Upon reflection, he decides to be merciful and offer partial credit.
fandom:stargate_atlantis  genre:angst  genre:future  genre:sad_stories  length:long  pairing:mckay/sheppard  recs_by_meishali  rating:pg 
november 2008 by epic_recs
Cold Enough to Snow
Set a few years in the future from the show's universe, Chris and Vin are reunited in a different place and time, coming to terms with regrets and second chances.
fandom:magnificent_seven  genre:pre-canon  genre:sad_stories  length:medium  pairing:chris/vin  recs_by_caduceus03  rating:pg 
october 2008 by epic_recs

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