esther_a + historical   107

The Haunting of Lightwood Hall - bonibaru - Shadowhunters (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
A mysterious death shakes the foundations of one of the Clave's oldest families, and the handsome but standoffish Lord Alexander Lightwood is a prime suspect. Spirits are restless and secrets abound - can the psychic Magnus Bane solve the mystery without putting his own heart at risk?
fic  f:Shadowhunters  slash  s:Alec/Magnus  AU  AU:setting/career_change  historical  getting-together  casefic  'ao3 
yesterday by esther_a
The Magpie Laughs, Black upon the Orange-Trees - Penknife - Good Omens (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Aziraphale looks up at him through the eyeholes of that ridiculous mask. “I don’t believe we’ve been introduced.”
fic  id:penknife  f:GoodOmens  s:Aziraphale/Crowly  historical  'ao3 
6 days ago by esther_a
The Rake's Revenge - framboise - A Song of Ice and Fire & Related Fandoms [Archive of Our Own]
The Red Viper, notorious rake and gambler, scandalizes the ton by winning Sansa Stark in a game of Loo from her guardians, and captors, the Lannisters.
gameofthrones het femslash threesome au long rating:M
fic  f:GameOfThrones  AU  AU:setting/career_change  historical  poly  het  femslash  s:unspecified  getting-together  'ao3 
21 days ago by esther_a
The Unexpected Legacy - FayJay - 镇魂 | Guardian (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Bonibaru said:

"I woke up with the hazy image of a Regency AU where Zhao Yunlan comes of age and goes to take over his dead mother's crumbling estate home to escape his domineering father. There he meets a very attractive person - I couldn't choose between a butler or a librarian, but there are so many other choices - but it was very dark and gloomy on the moors and Shen Wei looked amazing, so. Also, there was a ghost, or is really a dark energy creature? Shen Wei has all his powers. Zhao Yunlan has many suspicions but also many inappropriate thoughts."

So - I'm not promising that this will be a full length story, but we're going to have a crack at a bit of Gothic nonsense, Guardian-style. Although I've already taken liberties with her concept, and will doubtless take more...

(Eta: 29 chapters, and we’re done! Boom!)
fic  id:fayjay  f:Guardian  slash  s:ZhaoYunlan/ShenWei  AU  AU:setting/career_change  historical  AU:supernatural  getting-together  extra-long  'ao3  crack 
6 weeks ago by esther_a
all the knots we've tied have come undone - blackkat - Naruto [Archive of Our Own]
“I hope you’re actually planning on playing tonight,” Tobirama says, as dry as the land outside. “Rather than mooning, which is what you’ve actually been doing.”
fic  id:blackkat  f:Naruto  founder-era  slash  s:unspecified  getting-together  AU  AU:setting/career_change  historical  'ao3 
10 weeks ago by esther_a
it's the light (it's the obstacle that casts it) - Handful_of_Silence - Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett [Archive of Our Own]
It's like having a curtain pulled back on something he wasn't expecting to see. A surprise punch-and-judy at an up-scale restaurant, a lobster thermidor when he's ordered an ale.

Crowley's gleefully trying to wrap his head around the fact that Aziraphale is speaking Polari. Because of course he is.

Or: The Patron Saint of London's LGBT Community is real, and he lives in Soho.
fic  f:GoodOmens  slash  s:Aziraphale/Crowly  historical  queer  'ao3 
12 weeks ago by esther_a
Rainstorm Synchronicity - lunarcottoncandy - 人渣反派自救系统 - 墨香铜臭 | The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System - Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]
After years spent imprisoned by vampire hunters, Luo Binghe comes back to Shen Qingqiu, his eyes glowing red with thirst. Shen Qingqiu cannot bring himself to make him leave.
fic  f:ScumVillain  slash  s:ShenQingqiu/LuoBinghe  AU  AU:supernatural  historical  vampires  'ao3  f:MXTX 
june 2019 by esther_a
A Study in Scarlet - magisterpavus - Voltron: Legendary Defender [Archive of Our Own]
The year is 1888, the place is Lord Shirogane's infamous London manor, and the system is simple:

White ribbons are for those who do not wish to partake.
Red ribbons are for those who are there to partake, and may be freely approached and propositioned.
Black ribbons are for those who are already taken.

Keith has never worn a ribbon, until tonight.
fic  f:Voltron  slash  s:Shiro/Keith  AU  AU:setting/career_change  historical  vampires  getting-together  explicit  'ao3 
may 2019 by esther_a
Tentacular Investigations (How to Bury a Gentile)
I wrote a short vaguely historical vaguely spooky ghost story about Jews and burial rites and I have to justify it existing so here it is.
fic  f:OriginalFiction  historical  fantasy  'tumblr  id:seiberwing 
april 2019 by esther_a
By the author of "Laura's Dilemma" - El Staplador (elstaplador) - Original Work [Archive of Our Own]
There was always a fire in the schoolroom grate, even when she came home long after midnight. And Miss Cole was always there. Sometimes she would be turning over the pages of a novel (Maria was almost sure it was a novel); sometimes writing a letter; sometimes she would be dozing in the high-backed chair that had been Mamma's favourite when they lived in the country; but she would always be there when Maria looked in.

And Maria always looked in.
fic  f:OriginalFiction  femslash  historical  getting-together  'ao3 
march 2019 by esther_a
Darling and the Cinderella Club - emilyenrose - Original Work [Archive of Our Own]
Jack was still not quite sure how Darling had managed to swing them a shared staircase with no one else on it for their final year. "Interlopers, my dear Jonathan," Darling had said, "are not to be borne in this, our collegiate idyll."
fic  id:emilyenrose  f:OriginalFiction  historical  slash  getting-together  'ao3 
january 2019 by esther_a
I Don't Wanna Walk Alone - Chash - The 100 (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Clarke Griffin is the first person to ever come to Bellamy's shop and request that he not marry her. That's not, as a rule, why people come to Gretna Green.

But Clarke has something else in mind.
fic  id:Chash  f:the100  het  s:Clarke/Bellamy  AU  AU:setting/career_change  historical  'ao3 
january 2019 by esther_a
The Thief and the Ningyou - Heronfem - Haikyuu!! [Archive of Our Own]
There's a youkai that lives in the daimyo's estate, they say. They say he keeps a grand lake within the walls and a youkai lives within it. They say it's jealously guarded, the lake patrolled night and day by well trained guards that watch the lake to keep people away from it. They say only the daimyo is allowed near it.

Matsukawa Issei couldn't care less about a mad daimyo's obsession, but as a professional thief he's inclined to be very interested in the daimyo's wealth.
fic  id:heronfem  f:Haikyuu  slash  s:unspecified  AU  AU:supernatural  AU:setting/career_change  historical  getting-together  'ao3 
december 2018 by esther_a
In a Single Shot - Measured_Words - Original Work [Archive of Our Own]
Helena has heard troubling news that her cousin Reggie is to be involved in a duel with a villain who wronged her closest friend, Claudia. The truth is nothing she could have expected.
fic  id:Measured_Words  f:OriginalFiction  femslash  historical  getting-together  crossdressing  explicit  'ao3 
december 2018 by esther_a
Human Footnotes
Pairing: A/C (in a quiet friendly way), the Bentley
Rating: PG
Summary: Adventures in the 1920's.
fic  id:shiplizard  f:GoodOmens  slash  s:Aziraphale/Crowly  historical  'LJ  short  book-verse 
september 2018 by esther_a
A Wild Call and a Clear Call - Oko (tucuxi) - Original Work [Archive of Our Own]
Hiram Kalloway joined the naval service at the late age of thirteen, his mother having insisted on him remaining home until that age in order to gain some additional polish.

Over the years, Hiram gained a reputation for being an odd, bookish sort, but a fair enough captain who fought like a devil and read the sea like a lover, and kept to himself for the most part. Hiram knew he had a good reputation, as these things went, but also rather a peculiar one. He swam, because he liked it, which was considered very odd, and he did not eat jellied desserts, because he did not like them. He detested any number of naval practices that were standard on other ships, and turned a blind eye to others, and as a result he had been called an odd duck more than once.

And that was all fine, until he met Isaac Upton, a ship's master with a sharp tongue and a sharper temper, a man who seemed willing to castigate any and all members of the Admiralty who were inclined to cheat his captain, regardless of their power or influence.
fic  id:tucuxi  f:OriginalFiction  slash  historical  'ao3  getting-together 
september 2018 by esther_a
Female Impersonators of Distinction | Shousetsu Bang*Bang
In the growing dark, he saw the place shimmer like an oasis against the last pink-orange light of day. A series of exposed bulbs lit the tall sign by the turnoff from the main road that labeled the short, boxy building as The Golden Spoke. Bud didn’t have to look at the matchbook in his hand to confirm it; he’d looked at it plenty already, at least a dozen times a day every day since he’d had it passed to him by another sailor in another port. On the front flap was the establishment’s name and cross-street address. On the back were four words: FEMALE IMPERSONATORS OF DISTINCTION
via:partypaprika  fic  f:OriginalFiction  slash  historical  crossdressing 
august 2018 by esther_a
without complexities or pride - sarahyyy - 镇魂 | Guardian (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“Kunlun Hall’s rules do not apply to you,” Yunlan says simply, moving to steep some tea for Shen Wei. “You are the Black Cloak Envoy. Lord Kunlun holds you in high regard.”

“And you hold him in high regard,” Shen Wei adds before he’s able to stop himself.

Shen Wei can hear the wretched jealousy in his own voice, and no doubt Yunlan can as well, because Yunlan’s smile turns sly, and his eyes are very knowing when he says, “In a way, I suppose I do.”

(Or, the Not-Exactly-A-Courtesan!Yunlan fic.)
fic  f:Guardian  slash  AU  AU:setting/career_change  historical  getting-together  'ao3  s:ZhaoYunlan/ShenWei 
august 2018 by esther_a
Man is a Wolf to Man - Sineala - Marvel (Comics) [Archive of Our Own]
When Antonius is falsely accused and convicted of murdering an ambassador, he is condemned to death by the wild beasts of the arena. But the wolf sent to kill him is something rather more than he ever expected.
fic  id:Sineala  f:Marvel  f:Marvel-616  slash  s:Tony/Steve  AU  AU:setting/career_change  historical  transformation  'ao3 
january 2018 by esther_a
Two Voices, Now They Are Singing - Chash - The 100 (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Bellamy doesn't mean to eavesdrop when he hears Miss Griffin and Mr. Collins arguing one afternoon. He just wants to make sure she doesn't need any help.

And she doesn't, really. But he wants to help her anyway.
fic  id:Chash  f:the100  het  s:Clarke/Bellamy  AU  AU:setting/career_change  AU:School  'ao3  historical  marriagefic 
july 2017 by esther_a
No Business - Lucius Parhelion (Parhelion) - Original Work [Archive of Our Own]
Vera made her reputation -- if ended her film career -- when she broke that studio executive's nose. Margo Blake, the most aristocratic of Hollywood's gossip columnists, put a seal of approval on that wisecracking, bad-girl reputation by hiring Vera as her leg-woman. But Vera's going to need more than a façade now the murders have begun.
fic  id:Parhelion  f:OriginalFiction  historical  femslash  casefic  'ao3 
july 2017 by esther_a
Dry Bones - Lucius Parhelion (Parhelion) - Original Work [Archive of Our Own]
Joss got them the job rather than Ox, even though Ox was the one with book-learning about giant lizards...
fic  id:Parhelion  f:OriginalFiction  historical  slash  explicit  'ao3 
july 2017 by esther_a
The High Priestess - Parhelion - Original Work [Archive of Our Own]
Why was Cassandra Claire, a respectable college professor, spending a sunny afternoon early in 1931 helping to hide a rogue cheetah and stolen goods from the possible attentions of the press and the police? Step one: have a dear childhood friend the rest of the world has named the High Priestess of Hollywood...
fic  id:Parhelion  f:OriginalFiction  historical  femslash  'ao3 
july 2017 by esther_a
The Emperor - Lucius Parhelion (Parhelion) - Original Work [Archive of Our Own]
Former Rough Rider Eli Fletcher y Baca is working for Mr. Harry Crewe, a remittance man and likely the richest rancher in the New Mexico Territory of 1908. But now mysteries from the Emperor's past have shown up out West, and solving them will also require recognizing the true nature of the bond between Eli and the Emperor.
fic  id:Parhelion  f:OriginalFiction  historical  slash  'ao3 
july 2017 by esther_a
The Retrieval - Lucius Parhelion (Parhelion) - Original Work [Archive of Our Own]
It's 1932. Charles Prescott Hunter, writer and occasional member of the Algonquin Round Table, has just arrived in Hollywood to secure his fiscal future with Cosmic Pictures. Jake Mor, a younger friend from Broadway days, is happy to help with details of the move. But Laura Moore, star of the silver screen and the other half of the terrible twins, needs a couple of quick errands run first...
fic  id:Parhelion  f:OriginalFiction  historical  slash  explicit  'ao3 
july 2017 by esther_a
The Cat's Meow - Lucius Parhelion (Parhelion) - Original Work [Archive of Our Own]
Given how 1930 was shaping up, Fred was thrilled when fulfilling some promises first made by his brother, Charlie, lead to the offer of a studio job. Too bad Fred didn't ask if Carl Belasco was promised anything other than cat-sitting and help renovating.
fic  id:Parhelion  f:OriginalFiction  historical  slash  domestic  'ao3 
july 2017 by esther_a
A Game of Hazard by Mab
England, 1816. Blair and Jim's domestic idyll is disrupted by burglaries in the neighbourhood, and by the presence of a glamorous widow named Alicia Bannister.
fic  id:Mab  f:Sentinel  slash  s:Jim/Blair  AU  AU:setting/career_change  historical  explicit  'personal-site 
january 2017 by esther_a
Season of the Inundation - DachOsmin - Mad Max Series (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
It started as all things do, on the banks of the Nile. The floods had come late to Luxor, as they had every year since the Calamity, and with them came a man and his boat.
fic  f:MadMax  AU  AU:setting/career_change  historical  gen  short  'ao3 
november 2016 by esther_a
the_comfortable_courtesan | Recent Entries
The Comfortable Courtesan: A Memoir by Madame C- C- (that has been a Lady of the Demi-Monde these several years)

[A delightful serial story set in London Sometime During The Regency Period, following the adventures of Madame C and her extensive circle of aquaintance.]
fic  f:OriginalFiction  f:ComfortableCourtesan  historical  long  awesome  poly  'dwth 
november 2016 by esther_a
Vaster Than Empires - Ayezur - Rurouni Kenshin [Archive of Our Own]
Alternate Universe. The Western Army is defeated; the country stands, uneasy, under the hand of the Tokugawa. Kaoru Kamiya, whose family was on the losing side, has been sold into marriage for the sake of peace. Her new husband is a legend, a demon bound in human form, marked by his blood-lust and his bright red hair...
fic  f:RurouniKenshin  het  long  AU  AU:canon_divergence  AU:setting/career_change  historical  marriage:arranged  explicit  plotty  'ao3  s:Kenshin/Kaoru  extra-long 
september 2016 by esther_a
Ever Rise - loquaciousquark - Dragon Age (Video Games) [Archive of Our Own]
Vampire AU. In 1902 London, Fenris's flight from his former master leads him straight to the city streets—and the night's creatures who walk them. After a chance meeting with one who calls herself Hawke, Fenris's escape is curtailed as he finds his fortunes entangled with her own, forcing them both to face old fears and old scars as he attempts to win his freedom at last—with or without Hawke's help.

For the 2012 Dragon Age Big Bang.
fic  f:DragonAge  f:DA:2  het  AU  AU:setting/career_change  historical  vampires  long  s:Hawke/Fenris  explicit  'ao3  f:bioware  slow-burn  extra-long 
november 2015 by esther_a
What You're Fighting For - halotolerant - Take That (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Look after it, will you? Jason had said, turning on the step of the train out of Charing Cross the year before, the last time Howard had seen him, with one hand holding the grab-rail, looking like a newspaper picture from the last war – ‘The Departing Soldier’s Leave-Taking’. Look after the place, keep it safe and tidy, eh? Look after the place, look after yourself, How, alright?

Howard kicked a half-brick out of his way, and started brushing dust and ash from a hardbound set of complete Austen, blinking grit from his eyes, feeling an ache in his chest rising, tightening.
fic  id:halotolerant  f:RPF  slash  AU  AU:setting/career_change  historical  'ao3 
june 2015 by esther_a
Breaker of Horses - Sineala - Marvel (Comics), Marvel 616, Avengers (Comics) [Archive of Our Own]
What do you do when the Roman Empire you were raised to love consigns you to the sands of the arena? Antonius is a prince of the Dacians, captured in war and sold as a gladiator. He yearns for his freedom. Stephanos -- the last living centaur -- is his fellow slave and trainer. Centuries old, disillusioned by a Rome that has become a shadow of itself, Stephanos has all but given up on life... until he meets Antonius, and both of their lives are forever changed.
fic  id:Sineala  f:Marvel  f:Marvel-616  f:Avengers  slash  s:Tony/Steve  AU  AU:setting/career_change  slavefic  historical  long  'ao3 
may 2015 by esther_a
To Know His Heart - hapakitsune - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
[Regency, marriage of convenience,delicious pining. Why did this have to end?!!]


Summary:With his reputation in tatters, Tyler will do anything to save his family's name - including marrying a man he hardly knows.
fic  f:RPF  f:Sports  slash  AU  AU:setting/career_change  historical  explicit  'ao3  marriage:arranged  getting-together 
april 2015 by esther_a
let this road be mine - pollyrepeat - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
The whole world was looking for Evgeni Vladimirovich Malkin, or at least the money that would accompany his return. Sidney had been looking a lot longer than most.

[Anastasia fusion]
fic  f:RPF  f:Sports  slash  AU  AU:setting/career_change  historical  au:fusion  s:Crosby/Malkin  'ao3 
february 2015 by esther_a
Mask of the Bat - mithen - DCU - Comicverse [Archive of Our Own]
In a medieval Japan that never was, a fierce female ninja named Hana and a warrior from the stars named Hoshi fight as part of a team of powerful beings. However, when Hana receives a letter from her loyal family retainer begging her to return to the capital to investigate a mysterious serial killer, she finds herself back in the elaborate and formal court she rejected as a child. Bringing with them the silent orphan girl they have named after the first bird of spring, Hoshi and Hana must negotiate the complicated world of noble Japan, with all of its strictures on class and gender, while trying to track down a killer who strikes in the form of a laughing demon.
fic  id:Mithen  f:Batman  f:Superman  AU  AU:setting/career_change  historical  AU:gender_changes  het  s:Clark/Bruce  AU:denial-fic  casefic  'ao3  f:DC  comics-verse 
january 2015 by esther_a
Xmas in Connecticut - Yahtzee - X-Men: First Class (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
In December 1944, the entire nation loves Rebecca Lawrence - "America's Most Beloved Homemaker." Her columns about leading the ideal life in the country help lift people's spirits on the home front during World War II. But when her publisher asks her to host a war hero for Christmas dinner, the world is in danger of learning the truth ... which is that "Rebecca Lawrence" is imaginary. Really, she's a combination of Raven's snappy writing and Charles' knowhow in the kitchen.

However, this war hero, Erik Lehnsherr, is headed to Connecticut, so Raven and Charles have no choice but to find a way to make the imaginary real - at least, just for Christmas. Charles thinks they can pull it off, at least until he opens the door to see Erik and falls in love at first sight.

(Kaydeefalls asked for a fusion, any fusion. So naturally I decided to mix XMFC with a 1940s Christmas movie.)
fic  id:yahtzee  f:Marvel  f:X-Men  AU  AU:setting/career_change  historical  slash  'ao3  s:Erik/Charles  undercover  holidays 
october 2014 by esther_a
Maybe It Was Memphis - Princess of Geeks (Princess) - Stargate SG-1 [Archive of Our Own]
An AU set in the late 1950s. Jack is a Navy pilot, Daniel is a university professor. They meet in a jazz bar in Memphis, Tennessee. The story is an unabashed romance that includes some hurt/comfort but is mostly first-time love against a backdrop of Cold War politics. The title is indeed that song recorded by Pam Tillis, but it is definitely not songfic, and the mood of the piece is jazz and not country and western. I'm just sayin'.
fic  f:SG1  slash  AU  AU:setting/career_change  historical  long  romance  s:Jack/Daniel  'ao3 
august 2014 by esther_a
The City of Carcayona - Gehayi - Robinson Crusoe -- Daniel Defoe [Archive of Our Own]
"It's only a story, Xury," said Téo gently.

"I know it is a story, " Xury replied with wounded dignity. "I am fifteen, not five. But do you see why she is so important to us? She never quit. No matter what was flung at her, she kept on. And eventually she won. There are worse stories, Téo. Like the story that sings loudly, 'You are alone, enslaved, helpless and without hope, and thus it shall be forever.' That is a terrible story to believe in."
fic  id:gehayi  f:Misc.Books  gen  historical  long  'ao3 
january 2014 by esther_a
Thou and You - pentapus, twentysomething - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
Twentysomething's epic, delightful, amazing historical-with-wizards AU that is basically gay historical romance with a side of magic. Geno is a prince; Sid is a wizard, they both happen to be in London at the same time and fall madly in love. (Aka Ooooh, Mr. Crosby!) Five.

"It’s remarkably cool this evening,” Evgeni says obediently.
fic  id:pentapus  f:RPF  f:Sports  AU  AU:setting/career_change  historical  slash  s:Crosby/Malkin  fluff  explicit  'ao3  long 
november 2013 by esther_a
Heartsease - Spatz - Person of Interest (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
For several months after his arrival in Yorkshire, John was too much lost in grief to comprehend his situation.
Regency AU
fic  f:PersonOfInterest  slash  AU  historical  long  s:Reese/Finch  'ao3 
september 2013 by esther_a
Riding Drag | shukyou
Well, if you do card sharps of the old west, obviously you need to have, like, one be a Jew and one a Chinaman and maybe one of them crossdresses as a saloon girl
via:sophia_sol  fic  f:OriginalFiction  slash  explicit  historical  awesome  crossdressing 
february 2013 by esther_a
Postcards of Innocence and Experience - Lucius Parhelion (Parhelion) - Original Work [Archive of Our Own]
Wherein the Jazz Age foxtrots with deceptive demureness, Mina wishes only to observe the planet Venus, Ruth proves one should never underestimate a cornered flapper, and their relatives are regrettably tedious about the giant fish incident.
fic  id:Parhelion  femslash  f:OriginalFiction  historical  'ao3  getting-together 
january 2013 by esther_a
Gambit Declined - AJHall - Sherlock (TV), Gondal - Bronte children [Archive of Our Own]
Gondal, 1670. The Court is a hot-bed of rumour, gossip and barely restrained tensions.

Queen Felicia worries. She worries about her inability to conceive a child, about her husband's wandering eye, about the ambitions of the heir-presumptive, Prince James and - most of all, perhaps - about what "that Royal brat", the fifteen-year-old hostage Prince Sherlock of Gaaldine, is going to spring on them all next.

A shot rings out across an autumnal lake in North-Eastern Gondal. But at whom was the gun truly aimed, and how many decades will it take before its echoes finally die?
fic  id:AJHall  f:SherlockBBC  AU  historical  gen  casefic  'ao3 
october 2012 by esther_a
Victory Bonds - copperbadge - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
The year is 1947, and Daily Planet front-pagers Clark Kent and "Louis" Lane are about to get the story of their careers, courtesy of the fledgling Justice League: the enigmatic Superman, the spy-turned-vigilante codenamed Bat, intelligence agent and newly minted Green Lantern Alan Scott, and Ambassador Diana, Princess of Themyscira.
fic  id:copperbadge  s:Clark/Lois  long  AU  f:JusticeLeague  gen  het  AU:setting/career_change  historical  'ao3  comics-verse  s:unspecified  f:DC 
august 2012 by esther_a
Fellow Travelers by J. Brooks 1/4
Main Characters: Ezra, Nathan, Vin, Chris

Note:A skewed little Little Ezra adventure, written on a dare.
fic  f:Magnificent7  gen  AU  kidfic  historical  long  f:Magnificent7(1998) 
may 2012 by esther_a
On the Moonlit Road of Dreams - mithen - Heian jidai | Heian Period [Archive of Our Own]
At the cultured and refined Imperial Court of Heian Japan, Sei Shonagon considers Murasaki Shikibu her most bitter rival. But when an assassin strikes at her beloved Empress, Shonagon must work with her nemesis to bring the culprit to justice.
fic  id:Mithen  f:RPF  historical  femslash  'ao3  yuletide  short  s:unspecified 
april 2012 by esther_a
The Tale of X - thehoyden - X-Men: First Class (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
He tells his sister he has no taste for politics, that he prefers the quiet of the summer estate for his scholarly pursuits. He does not tell her that he hears whispers in his head, and that the scrolls all say one thing about this.
fic  id:TheHoyden  f:Marvel  f:X-Men  slash  AU  historical  'ao3  s:Erik/Charles  movie-verse  f:Fairytales  f:MCU 
april 2012 by esther_a
The Old West - Arianna - The Sentinel [Archive of Our Own]
An AU set in the Old West wherein Jim is a sheriff and Blair is the town doctor. First time, then established relationship.
fic  id:arianna  f:Sentinel  slash  AU  historical  long  explicit  'AO3  s:Jim/Blair  extra-long 
march 2012 by esther_a
The Last Dance - Chapter 1 - Luthien - Lewis (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
A year after Waterloo, Captain James Hathaway, late of the 95th Rifles, leads a carefree bachelor's life in London. But all is not quite as it first appears.
fic  f:Lewis  slash  au  AU:setting/career_change  historical  'ao3  s:Lewis/Hathaway  established_relationship 
february 2012 by esther_a
Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Loch Lomond - Demus - Tintin - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
Captain Archibald 'Sharpsteel' Haddock is fast becoming one of the most feared pirates on the high seas, and he doesn't take kindly to stowaways. Perhaps Tintin should have snuck aboard a different ship? (Response to the 'Haddock is a pirate' prompt on the kink meme.
fic  f:Tintin  slash  AU  historical  pirates  'ao3  favorite  s:Tintin/Haddock 
february 2012 by esther_a
Vici by Naomi Novik | Fantasy Magazine
“Well, Antonius,” the magistrate said, “you are without question a licentious and disreputable young man. You have disgraced a noble patrician name and sullied your character in the lowest of pursuits, and we have received testimony that you are not only a drunkard and a gambler—but an outright murderer as well.”
fic  f:OriginalFiction  f:Naomi_Novik  gen  pre-canon  historical  'other 
january 2012 by esther_a
The Queen of Gondal - AJHall - Gondal - Bronte children, Sherlock (TV)
This is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more or less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children.

The time period is roughly the late seventeenth century and readers should bear in mind that this saga contains the doings of a set of supremely dysfunctional more-or-less European Royal families steeped in the "divine right of kings" ideology of monarchy, filtered through an early nineteenth century Romantic/Gothick sensibility and then depicted using the freedom of expression afforded by the early twenty-first century internet.

Furthermore, if the Greek myths contemplated it, some member of the Royal houses of Gondal, Angria or Gaaldine has probably put it into practice somewhere. (91,931 words)
fic  id:AJHall  f:SherlockBBC  long  plotty  AU  AU:setting/career_change  historical  'ao3  series:QueenOfGondal  extra-long 
january 2012 by esther_a
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi - oliviacirce - Marvel 1602, Marvel, Iron Man (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Two days after his spies reported that Anthony Stark had returned to England—battered, they told him, but alive—Sir Nicholas Fury rode to Deptford.
fic  f:Avengers  yuletide  slash  AU  historical  timetravel  angst  long  'ao3  s:Tony/Steve 
january 2012 by esther_a
A Little Goddess - fresne - A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett, Greek and Roman Mythology, Egyptian Mythology [Archive of Our Own]
Like when Isis went to live in the marsh and begged for food for her baby, Serqa went to live on the roof of the Gorgos Sisters Hellenic Gymnasium for girls. Like Isis, she had a curse to lift and steps to take through the world that was full of magic if you’d stop to tell the tale.
fic  f:Misc.Books  mythology  gen  AU  historical  yuletide  'ao3  f:Frances_H_Burnett 
january 2012 by esther_a
metisket | the balance of devotion - part 1/2
This is Giotto/G. I figure Giotto and G for being very like Tsuna and Gokudera if they’d grown up together and always had the security of knowing the other one was around. Which would probably make for more stable personalities, higher self-esteem…a disturbingly codependent relationship…

My futile attempts to impose logic on this series continue unabated, and so the fic is set around 1875.
id:metisket  f:KHR  slash  pre-canon  historical  fic  het  awesome  'dwth  s:unspecified 
december 2011 by esther_a
Tigers Aren’t Gentlemen - beachkid (binz), binz, shiplizard - Dresden Files - Jim Butcher, Jeeves - P. G. Wodehouse, Dresden Files - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
Bertie Wooster's in the supernatural soup! After a swinging party in New York leaves him accidentally affianced to an elven heiress with more than the usual amount of matrimonial influence to throw around, where's a young gent to turn? Why, to old acquaintance Harold 'Mimsy' Dresden, part time investigator, part time stage magician, full time wizard. Together they'll have to scuttle Bertie's engagement and solve the mystery of a missing sword that could completely upend the New York social scene. In their corner they have their manservants--the inimitable Jeeves and the Machiavellian Johnson--as well as a tiny bouncer, a massive bookseller, and a shady informant who likes his payment in dirty novels. Arrayed against them are Mimsy's parole officer and Bertie's fellow suitors. Oh, and the entire might of the Old Families, those inscrutable Unseelie socialites who can't touch iron and won't ever let you out of a debt... or an engagement.
fic  au:fusion  slash  long  plotty  AU  historical  o_0  id:shiplizard  id:binz  f:DresdenFiles  f:Wodehouse  'ao3  book-verse  s:unspecified 
september 2011 by esther_a
The Art of Rhetoric
"How long do I have before the offer expires?" Ezra asked, looking completely unfazed by the gun pointed in his face.
fic  gen  humor  short  historical  f:Magnificent7  'archive  f:Magnificent7(1998) 
august 2011 by esther_a
A Slice Of Life - Tygermama - The Magnificent Seven (tv) [Archive of Our Own]
A day in which Chris is angry, Nathan is indignant, Ezra is sarcastic, JD is puzzled and Vin realizes he's just hangs out with these guys for the LOLZ
fic  gen  humor  historical  f:Magnificent7  'ao3  f:Magnificent7(1998) 
august 2011 by esther_a
Coldwater - randi2204 - Magnificent Seven (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
The folks of Coldwater think they know what's going to happen when Chris Larabee rides into their small town.
fic  slash  outsiderpov  historical  f:Magnificent7  'ao3  s:Ezra/other  f:Magnificent7(1998) 
august 2011 by esther_a
Façade - Graculus - Magnificent Seven (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
"Nathan, there ain't a man alive don't have something 'bout him he wouldn't want other folks to know."
Nathan Jackson/Ezra Standish
fic  slash  explicit  historical  f:Magnificent7  'ao3  s:Ezra/other  f:Magnificent7(1998) 
august 2011 by esther_a
en travesti - Graculus - Magnificent Seven (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
With a deep breath, JD Dunne climbed from the stagecoach headfirst into a world of trouble.
fic  gen  au  short  historical  f:Magnificent7  'ao3  Rule63  f:Magnificent7(1998) 
august 2011 by esther_a
Errant Deeds
Takes place right after "One Day Out West". Ezra is adjusting to the town rather like Brer Rabbit ‘adjusted’ to Tar Baby when he gets tangled up with the bereft Potter family and the Widow Travis
fic  gen  historical  fluff  f:Magnificent7  'archive  f:Magnificent7(1998) 
july 2011 by esther_a
Comes a Horseman (1 of 2)
This is written in an alternate universe where Sarah and Adam are alive. If that doesn't interest you, read no further. I wanted a universe to explore the relationship between Vin and Sarah (NOT romantically) and Vin and Adam. Vin is a little younger here, although I have listed no ages. The meeting of the seven is completely different from the show, there are some plot lines carried over and others dismissed. Plain and simple - I just had fun with it. All are welcome to play along. Anyway, it's the K-girl's favorite, so this is for her.
fic  gen  au  historical  AU:canon_divergence  f:Magnificent7  'archive  f:Magnificent7(1998) 
july 2011 by esther_a
No Place Like Home
fic  gen  humor  epistolary/document-fic  historical  awesome  f:Magnificent7  'archive  f:Magnificent7(1998) 
july 2011 by esther_a
Tea and Sympathy
In Tea and Sympathy, Nathan, Mary, and eventually Ezra share a quiet cup of tea and some gossip for the Clarion.
fic  gen  short  historical  awesome  f:Magnificent7  'archive  f:Magnificent7(1998) 
july 2011 by esther_a
Learning to Improvise
While delivering a prisoner, Vin and Ezra learn they have a lot in common.
fic  slash  historical  favorite  f:Magnificent7  'archive  s:Vin/Ezra  f:Magnificent7(1998) 
july 2011 by esther_a
Five Dollars 3: The Past Comes Calling 1/2
While the others are away, bounty hunters take Vin and wound Chris. Ezra sets out in pursuit... alone.
fic  slash  s:Vin/Ezra  historical  f:Magnificent7  'archive  f:Magnificent7(1998) 
july 2011 by esther_a
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