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A Diversion for Mrs. Pollifax - AJHall - Mrs. Pollifax - Dorothy Gilman [Archive of Our Own]
A chance encounter in Los Angeles International Airport sends Emily Pollifax and her new companion on a road trip across the Highlands in search of a missing girl. But even deep in a Scottish glen, shadows of Mrs. Pollifax's past as a CIA agent are lurking.
fic  id:AJHall  f:Misc.Books  crossover  f:Lucifer  gen  'ao3 
5 weeks ago by esther_a
Time for a Change - AJHall - Doctor Faustus - Christopher Marlowe [Archive of Our Own]
Throughout her second term at Kingscote, Pomona Todd worries that any improvement in her academic performance will bring her into Form IIIB, and so once more into the ambit of Tim Keith and Lawrie Marlow. During a family holiday on the Scilly Isles she meets a dark stranger who asks what she would be prepared to offer, to solve her bullying problems for good.
fic  id:AJHall  f:Misc.Books  crossover  f:Lucifer(TV)  gen  short  'ao3 
september 2017 by esther_a
Episode One: Archenland - AJHall - Cabin Pressure, Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis [Archive of Our Own]
On a dull flight back from Nyíregyháza with a load of tractor spares, Martin confides in Douglas about certain worrying things Arthur's been doing lately.
fic  id:AJHall  f:CabinPressure  crossover  f:Narnia  gen  short  'ao3  crossover:portal 
may 2015 by esther_a
Rumpole and the Constricted Pupil - AJHall - The Charioteer - Mary Renault, Rumpole of the Bailey, The Marlows - Antonia Forest [Archive of Our Own]
When Horace Rumpole first represented Alec Deacon, the latter was a newly minted registrar, up on charges arising out of a misunderstanding in the gentlemen's conveniences at Gloucester Green bus station, Oxford. Now he's Sir Alec Deacon F.R.C.S. and needs Rumpole's help again, this time on a charge of burglary ("No, Rumpole, that's not a spelling mistake in the charge sheet.")

Rumpole's only hope of keeping his client out of gaol depends on finding a Will which may have been lost, stolen, impounded by the Samarkand branch of the KGB -- or simply never written in the first place. Fortunately, Patrick Merrick, his summer pupil, knows a girl who may be able to shed some light on the matter.
fic  id:AJHall  f:Misc.Books  f:Mary_Renault  crossover  gen  casefic  'ao3 
april 2015 by esther_a
Metal Fatigue - AJHall - Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow (2004) [Archive of Our Own]
Sometimes, the human spirit is called upon to endure things it would be too harsh to inflict on steel
fic  id:AJHall  f:SkyCaptain  gen  short  'ao3 
october 2014 by esther_a
Goodbye to Berlin - AJHall - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling, LoPiverse - Fandom [Archive of Our Own]
Berlin 1934

Maritza Zsa-Zsa, full-blood Veela and star of a small Berlin Cabaret, has a short way with men who cause trouble in her dressing room. Short and dangerous, where the man in question is Gellert Grindlewald.
fic  id:AJHall  f:HarryPotter  gen  short  pre-canon  'ao3 
october 2014 by esther_a
Fog on the Clyde: Part One - AJHall - Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow (2004) [Archive of Our Own]
Fog on the Clyde is set about six months after the conclusion of the events of the film. Matters left unresolved cast lingering shadows, the Legion tries to rebuild in the wake of Totenkopf's destruction, Dex struggles with feelings he dare not express, Joe makes himself elusive and, on both sides of the Atlantic, faceless men in green-silk drawing rooms plan a coup which will give them world domination.
fic  id:AJHall  f:SkyCaptain  slash  explicit  long  plotty  'ao3  favorite  s:Joe/Dex 
october 2014 by esther_a
Green Grow the Rushes, O! - AJHall - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
"The people asserting loudest that a marriage must be about to happen are the ones who’d be personally devastated if it did."

John and Sarah travel to North Yorkshire to attend Sarah’s nephew’s christening, and discover Sarah’s family seem to think this family celebration is only the precursor to another one. It’s not only Sarah’s family who may be harbouring strange ideas; Sherlock has gone incommunicado in Oxford, a city with which he has had a love/hate relationship since he was sent down from the University in his second year.
fic  id:AJHall  f:SherlockBBC  het  gen  'ao3  s:unspecified 
june 2013 by esther_a
Core Values - AJHall - Torchwood [Archive of Our Own]
Torchwood has, surprisingly enough, a HR department. And the lot of the Torchwood HR department is not a happy one.
fic  id:AJHall  f:Torchwood  gen  humor  'ao3  fictional-bureaucracy 
may 2013 by esther_a
The Boys of Summer - AJHall - Harry Potter - Fandom, Sports RPF, Political RPF - UK 20th-21st c. [Archive of Our Own]
The young Bill Weasley persuades his father to take him to the baffling Muggle sport of cricket. It's Headingley, 1981, and history is about to be made - if only Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters don't stop it
fic  id:AJHall  f:HarryPotter  f:RPF  gen  pre-canon  'ao3 
april 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
The Loyalties of the Courtesan - AJHall - Sherlock (TV), Gondal - Bronte children [Archive of Our Own]
The most notorious woman in Gaaldine is on a mission. A chance encounter five years earlier left Gertie owing a debt of gratitude which is unexpectedly called in following the Reaching Beck Bridge disaster. With an unidentified traitor sitting in the heart of the Court, the fate of two kingdoms rests in her hands.

Can be read either before or after The Choices of the King.
fic  id:AJHall  f:SherlockBBC  AU  series:QueenOfGondal 
may 2012 by esther_a
The Choices of the King - AJHall - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
The Choices of the King deals with the immediate aftermath of the final scene of The Abbess of Norburyness. With the Crown Prince missing, his numerous enemies at Court strive to blacken his name with accusations of everything from cold-blooded murder to treason. The King is forced to take drastic action to prevent all-out revolt in Council, though it feels like cutting off his own right hand.
fic  id:AJHall  f:SherlockBBC  AU  series:QueenOfGondal  short 
may 2012 by esther_a
The Abbess of Norburyness - AJHall - Sherlock (TV), Gondal - Bronte children [Archive of Our Own]
David Hebron grows up on a secluded country estate as a ward of the Abbey of Norburyness, kept in ignorance of his true origins, his very name selected from the Bible by random chance. As he passes from boyhood to adulthood a sequence of apparently chance events begin to show him who he is and what he has the potential to become. Others, though, also have plans. For them, David Hebron represents an new battlefield in the unending struggles between Gondal and Gaaldine, aristocracy and monarchy, religious tolerance and repression. On a bridge above a rushing beck in the mountainous North-East corner of Gaaldine David Hebron is about to come face to face with a member of his true family for the first time. The consequences will shake kingdoms to their foundations.
fic  id:AJHall  f:SherlockBBC  au  'ao3  series:QueenOfGondal 
may 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
Code-name "Uisdean" - AJHall - Cabin Pressure, Torchwood, James Bond (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
When the passengers on the outbound flight to Washington D.C. cannibalise the plane's de-icing system and landing gear greasing conduits to improvise an antidote to arsenic, air steward Danny is left stranded thousands of miles from home and with an uneasy sense that he's seen too much for the CIA to let him go quietly. A chance encounter with a fellow steward offers him an improbable life-line - but in a contest between the Central Intelligence Agency and MJN Air, will God be on the side of the big battalions?
fic  id:AJHall  f:CabinPressure  crossover  gen  fixit  f:Torchwood  'ao3 
october 2011 by esther_a
The Bishop of the Northern Marches - Chapter 1 - AJHall - Sherlock (TV), Life on Mars (UK), Bronte juvenilia [Archive of Our Own]
While John and Sherlock have been spying and building alliances up on the Northern border of Gaaldine, various tensions are coming to a head in Brendelhame, the provincial capital. The last day of the Crown Princess Charis's solo visit to the city coincides with a local festival to celebrate the defeat of a Gondalian force there two centuries earlier. At which point a rigidly moralistic Bishop, who sees all tactics as legitimate in the war against Sin, decides to preach a sermon on the evils of the sexes straying from their God-appointed spheres. With a drink-fuelled mob on the rampage and numerous competing factions ready to take advantage of any opening all hell is about to break loose.
fic  crossover  au:fusion  id:AJHall  f:SherlockBBC  f:Misc.TV  f:Misc.Books  'ao3  series:QueenOfGondal 
june 2011 by esther_a
hooked_on_heroines | Lobelia Sackville-Baggins
Given how few her appearances on the page are, Lobelia shines through as a genuine three-dimensional personality and one deserving of considerably more fandom love than she ever gets.
nf  meta:single_fandom  FemaleCharacters  id:AJHall  f:LotR  meta  f:Tolkien 
may 2011 by esther_a
The Crown Princess of Gaaldine - Chapter 1 - AJHall - Sherlock (TV), Bronte juvenilia [Archive of Our Own]
The dying King of Gondal lays a solemn trust on John Watson, court physician; at all costs to keep the fourteen year-old Crown Princess Charis out of the clutches of the corrupt Heir of Gondal. Which means arranging her marriage to Sherlock, heir to the neighbouring throne of Gaaldine, Gondal's traditional enemy. John escorts the Crown Princess to her wedding, acutely aware of the pressure of history and unspoken - unspeakable - secrets which he had thought buried forever.
fic  crossover  au:fusion  het  slash  plotty  AU  historical  awesome  id:AJHall  f:SherlockBBC  f:Misc.Books  'ao3  series:QueenOfGondal 
april 2011 by esther_a
legionseagle | Unexpected Support
A brief glimpse into the later life of Amanda the babysitter. Set about seven years after the events of Bedtime Story
fic  gen  short  FemaleCharacters  id:AJHall  f:SherlockBBC  'dwth 
november 2010 by esther_a
The Affair of the Asphyxiated Acafan - AJHall - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Sarah flies home from a conference in the US and brings an unexpected gift home for her boyfriend - or, more precisely, his flatmate. Game on!
fic  het  long  casefic  FemaleCharacters  metafic  awesome  plotty  id:AJHall  f:SherlockBBC  s:Canon_Pairings  'ao3 
october 2010 by esther_a
The Four Paw Problem - AJHall - Sherlock (TV)/Saki, [Archive of Our Own]
John is, by now, fairly used to clients showing up at 221B Baker Street and telling him they fear for their lives. He's moderately familiar with clients from aristocratic and Government circles. He's absolutely used to having his intelligence impugned in the living room of his own flat.

He's just not used to confronting impossibilities which refuse to be eliminated.
fic  crossover  gen  humor  id:AJHall  f:SherlockBBC  f:Misc.Books  'ao3 
october 2010 by esther_a
Endgame - AJHall - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
A child psychologist is asked to sit in on the questioning of her client, a nine-year old boy, traumatised by finding his father stabbed to death. The child's mother is being held for the murder and the case against her looks water-tight, unless her son can be persuaded to tell what he knows. But the only way to communicate with the traumatised child is through his great obsession, chess, and only one detective speaks chess fluently enough to understand what he has to say.
fic  gen  casefic  short  awesome  id:AJHall  f:SherlockBBC  'ao3 
october 2010 by esther_a
skycaptainslash: FOTC - summary of posts
Fog on The Clyde, the novel-length fic commencing about six months after Totenkofp's defeat, is now finished. It is Joe/Dex, mostly PG but with one or two NC-17 interludes (indicated where they appear).
fic  slash  long  favorite  plotty  awesome  id:AJHall  f:SkyCaptain  'LJ  s:Joe/Dex 
may 2010 by esther_a
so_sue_me | Goodbye to Berlin
And since people were asking, I wrote Goodbye to Berlin, a Lopiverse incident in the life of Draco Malfoy's full blood Veela, violet-eyed great-grandmother, Maritza Zsa-Zsa.
fic  gen  het  pre-canon  FemaleCharacters  short  awesome  id:AJHall  f:HarryPotter  'dwth  s:OCpairing 
april 2010 by esther_a
legionseagle | (no subject)
As a rather helpful side-effect of the current slash/appropriation debate people have started to list awesome female characters.
meta  FemaleCharacters  nf  id:AJHall  fandom 
january 2010 by esther_a
.:The Wizard From Outer Space (Meta Remix):.
Arthur Weasley, on the town, encounters an OC. Who remembers him. Forever.
fic  gen  outsiderpov  awesome  id:AJHall  f:HarryPotter  'archive 
june 2009 by esther_a
More Torchwood Crossover Fic: Paradise Naan
Myfanwy lay listlessly across his knees. Her temperature was up something crazy even for a reptile: one couldn't even stand to touch her with bare hands for more than a few seconds.
fic  crossover  id:AJHall  f:Torchwood  f:Discworld  'LJ 
may 2008 by esther_a
legionseagle: Vorbarran Honeymoon
The stranger turned. "Captain Jack Harkness." His teeth flashed in a wide grin. "Feel free to call me Jack. I'm an informal kinda guy." "Feel free to call me Sire. I'm not." Gregor stepped fully into the room.
fic  crossover  short  id:AJHall  f:Torchwood  f:Vorkosigan  'IJ  crossover:portal 
may 2008 by esther_a
legionseagle: Magic and Machination
"Sir," the voice said, "I should take it as a great favour were you to turn my portrait round. The plaster work on this wall, while excellent of its kind, is not the most convivial of companions."
[Jane Austen/LoPverse snippet.]
fic  crossover  short  gen  FemaleCharacters  id:AJHall  f:RPF  f:HarryPotter  f:Jane_Austen  'LJ 
december 2007 by esther_a
Lust Over Pendle by A.J. Hall:
draco/neville. long, plotty, excellent read, convincing charecterisation.
fic  long  favorite  plotty  awesome  id:AJHall  f:HarryPotter  s:Neville/Draco  'personal-site  extra-long 
november 2007 by esther_a

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