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Mag7 (TV): "Could Have Been" by mahoni
Summary: Ezra lets an old woman beat him at poker. It has unexpected results.
Reccer's Notes: The entire fic is an exercise in, "Oh, you thought you were a trope-savvy reader who knew where this was going? Haha, nope :D" in the most delightful way. Funny, sweet, sad, and angsty by turns, plenty of rough 'n tough gunslingers being thoroughly bamboozled, and a surprisingly sneaky exploration of several different forms of love.
reccer:lazaefair  creator:mahoni  length:01.000-5.000.words  theme:amnesty 
7 weeks ago by fancake
Harry Potter: Dangerverse series by whydoyouneedtoknow

Living with Danger: What if Harry Potter had not just father figures, but mother figures as well? What if he had siblings? And what about Hermione Granger, or Draco Malfoy? Would they have been different with a different family? What if Sirius Black had a girlfriend named Aletha, his fellow Beater and constant verbal sparring partner? And what if Remus Lupin, one gray March day about five months after his world fell apart, met a woman named Danger who knew things that would change his life forever?

Living without Danger: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger-Lupin, and Draco Black were raised by the surviving Marauders and their wives. They and their friends Ron Weasley and Neville Longbottom are off to Hogwarts—heaven help Hogwarts. Twisted canon, Years One and Two.

Dealing with Danger: Take two Marauders and the women who put up with them. Add eight mischievous children, two evil escapees from Azkaban, one wise Headmaster, and a dash of Dark Lord. Shake well and enjoy. Twisted canon, Years Three and Four.

Facing Danger: Weddings and funerals and babies, oh my! Despite the Second War, life goes on for the Pack and the Pride. Harry is determined to beat Voldemort. The only question is, who else will die along the way? Year Five and summer before Year Six.

Surpassing Danger: Harry Potter is Marauder-trained and Warrior-chosen. When he stands united with his Pack and Pride, evil has no chance, but Lord Voldemort is a past master of dividing and conquering… Years Six and Seven.
Reccer's Notes: This series began in 2004 and concluded in 2014; I found it in 2006, and it proceeded to define several years of my life. The series premise is, more or less, accidental baby acquisition in four different manners: inherited, stolen, born, given. The rest is, given how the different upbringings changed the central characters and their relationship dynamics, and given that the antagonists' goals haven't changed at all, how would canon play out? The answer turns out to be with a lot of adventure, a lot of drama, a lot of humor, a lot of emotional roller coaster ride, and a happy ending.

It is not as much of a canon divergence AU as it seems; part of that is because HP6 and HP7 jossed some things in the series—that said, though, she got to a particular plot point in HP7 which flatly contradicted some worldbuilding in chapters she'd already posted, and that contradiction sparked everything that filled the sixth-year-shaped hole in her outline—and part is because it's a stealth crossover. (Very stealth, if one doesn't put together certain bits in volume 5 with one of the author's AUs of this AU series.) It also requires trigger warnings in a number of places; were it on AO3, I expect it'd be under Choose Not To Warn for a lot of reasons. And while there are certainly valid complaints about the quality of the earlier parts, I prefer to say you can watch the writing quality get a decade's worth of improvement in however long it takes you to read two million words!
reccer:alexseanchai  creator:whydoyouneedtoknow  fandom:harry.potter  length:80.000&more.words  pairing:ginny.weasley/harry.potter  pairing:hermione.granger/ron.weasley  pairing:draco.malfoy/luna.lovegood  pairing:neville.longbottom/ofc  theme:(not.really).character.death  theme:action/adventure  theme:au  theme:families.of.choice  theme:family  theme:kidfic  theme:kidfic:has/  theme:mythical.creatures  theme:mythical.creatures:werewolves  theme:plotty.fic  theme:psychic.powers  theme:shapeshifting  theme:soulbonding  theme:spells&curses  theme:telepathy  theme:worldbuilding 
9 weeks ago by fancake
MCU: Winter's Children, by Neery
Summary: When their attempts to recreate the super soldier serum failed, Hydra started trying to breed Captain America clones from his genetic samples. Unfortunately, the serum's effects aren't passed down genetically, so instead of an army of tiny Captain Americas, they get a bunch of tow-headed, asthmatic, allergic, immuno-compromised little Steves.

And then the Winter Soldier stumbles across Hydra's failed experiment...
Reccer's Notes: I love how the starting idea of this fic is Bucky's instinctual need to protect at all cost all those trigger happy little Steve look-alike of various ages and gender, no matter how antagonistic they are, and in the process starts to find himself again...
One of the strenght of this fic is Bucky's POV and the flow of action, but also how strong the kids characterisation are. They allare well fleshed-out and immediately relatable.
The Bucky/Steve relationship is nicely done as well, but Bucky trying to rescue the kids and building a relationship with them is really what the fic is about.
reccer:jainas  creator:neery  fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  length:60.000-80.000.words  pairing:james."bucky".barnes/  theme:hurt/comfort  theme:action/adventure  theme:families.of.choice 
9 weeks ago by fancake
BtVS: Lapdog by TheSigyn
Summary: Buffy is suffering with a longing for death in her new life, when circumstances drop a young child into her lap, clinging to life while tortured by death. With Spike as her only possible ally, Buffy must face three days of life, death, and consequences, with everything mirrored in the eyes of one complete innocent, and one brutal killer.
Reccer's Notes: A early S6 fic in which Buffy and Spike find themselves with a toddler that has been bitten, not knowing if he will turn. Cue Spike's crypt being turned into a temporary nursery.

It's obviously a bit darker than usual for this trope and the story explores some twisted concepts relating to the idea of turning small kids into vampires, but it also have a happy ending and some cute factor to counter-balance the darkness. Sigyn is an excellent writer and as usual for her, both Buffy and Spike's characterisations are very strong and complex, on their own and together.
reccer:jainas  creator:thesigyn  fandom:buffy.the.vampire.slayer  length:10.000-20.000.words  pairing:buffy.summers/spike 
10 weeks ago by fancake
SGA: Two Men and a Baby, by Tex and Lamardeuse
Summary: "Oh, really, it's a great honor, a great, great honor, but you have to understand, I'm a very busy man back home, and I really don't have time to..."
Reccer's Notes: SGA's a doozy for accidental baby fics, what with all that ancient tech lying about. This is the first fic in a delightful series, and it hits all the 'accidental baby' high spots. The baby's Rodney's clone, and the story has angst and pining, humour, John falling in love with the baby big time, Rodney's secret fears, friends to lovers, and first time. There's also some very nice Jeannie. The whole series is an excellent read - very much recommended!
reccer:mific  creator:lamardeuse  creator:tex  fandom:stargate:atlantis  length:10.000-20.000.words  pairing:john.sheppard/rodney.mckay 
10 weeks ago by fancake
The X-Files: The Way Things Are by Sukie Tawdry
Summary: One night and their whole lives were changed forever.
Reccer's Notes: I got this rec from fic talk back in the day. [link:] One of the posters there called it "her guilty pleasure story." True confession time: it's mine, too. In her author's notes, Sukie Tawdry wrote, "I began to wonder, what would have happened in the first season, if instead of making Gillian Anderson wear an overcoat in July, 1013 had decided to write her pregnancy into the show."

Her premise is midway through the first season, Mulder and Scully have one night of drunken, unprotected sex, which results in Scully getting pregnant. The story that follows isn't romantic or sappy; instead, it is funny and incisive, poignant and scary. Mulder and Scully even stay in character, once you get past the drunken sex bit. The first season is the only time I thought they had a shot at a "normal" relationship, not that this is a normal relationship, exactly. Season one is my favorite, and damn it, she just nails that season one early partnership vibe, even as it's being complicated by an unexpected pregnancy.
reccer:wendelah1  creator:sukie.tawdry  fandom:x-files  pairing:dana.scully/fox.mulder  length:40.000-60.000.words  theme:au  theme:comfortfic  theme:female.characters 
10 weeks ago by fancake
Person of Interest: Hamartia (the hero's fatal flaw) by astolat
Summary: "We're not looking to make friends, Harold," John said. "We want our neighbors to classify us and then avoid us. Being the scandalous gay couple down the street is a good option."
Reccer's Notes: The first fic that came to my mind for this round, this is an absolute delight of a fic in which John and Harold go on the run with a slightly older Leila (the toddler they canonicaly accidentaly aquired to protect her in that one episode) and it is a treasure of a forced curtain!fic and chosen familly under pressure and all the growing intimacy of pretending to be a couple for a case and all the emotional upheavals and self-sacrifce one can expect from John and Harold in such a situation. And plot of course, because this is Astolat.

An old favorite.
reccer:jainas  creator:astolat.(shalott)  fandom:person.of.interest  pairing:harold.finch/john.reese  length:10.000-20.000.words  theme:families.of.choice  theme:fake.marriage  character:leila.smith  character:bear.(person.of.interest) 
10 weeks ago by fancake
The X-Files: Inherently Given by Vickie Moseley and Michelle Hiley
Summary: Agents Scully and Mulder are abducted and an experimental pregnancy is initiated. Fox is the one carrying the baby.
Reccer's Notes: I read this male pregnancy story early on and it stuck with me.
reccer:peoriapeoriawhereart  creator:vickie.moseley  creator:michelle.hiley  fandom:x-files  length:80.000&more.words  pairing:dana.scully/fox.mulder 
10 weeks ago by fancake
MCU: Bedtime Stories and Nightmares by Scifigrl47
Summary: Tony Stark was comfortable with his life. And why shouldn't he be? He's brilliant, rich, powerful, a super hero. He's got a team he trusts, a job he enjoys, his work and his creations, and he's sleeping with Captain America. Tony's life is just fine, thank you very much. He knew that it would change, life always changes, but he wasn't in any way prepared for how it was about to change.

Tony never intended to be a parent, and even if he had, he could never have anticipated this particular change.
Reccer's Notes: Second fic in the "Tales of the Bots" series / universe [link:]. Great blend of the bots, magic, and Steve-Tony working it out.
reccer:camobscura  creator:scifigrl47  fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  length:20.000-40.000.words  character:clint.barton.(hawkeye)  character:natasha.romanov.(black.widow)  character:thor.odinson  character:bruce.banner.(the.hulk)  character:phil.coulson  character:pepper.potts  character:jarvis  character:dummy.(  character:stephen.strange.(doctor.strange) 
10 weeks ago by fancake
Teen Wolf: I Know Where Babies Come From, Derek by DiscontentedWinter
Summary: Stiles finds a baby on the porch.
It looks exactly like him.
Well, this is awkward.
Reccer's Notes: It gets awkwarder. And then cringey, and painful. And then sweet. And then angsty. And then just perfect. This story is a roller coaster ride that hits every trope and elevates it.
reccer:green_grrl  creator:discontentedwinter  fandom:teen.wolf  length:40.000-60.000.words  theme:parallel.universes&  theme:multiverse.people  pairing:derek.hale/stiles.stilinski 
10 weeks ago by fancake
Star Trek RPF: A Bleary, Hopeful Shade of Blue, by AtoTheBean
Summary: Funny how such a little thing can change your life forever.
Reccer's Notes: The love Chris and Zach have for each other, and for baby Nathan, is so warm and wonderful; it's a joy to read about their little family coming together.
reccer:runpunkrun  creator:atothebean  fandom:star.trek.rpf  fandom:actor.rpf  length:60.000-80.000.words  pairing:chris.pine/zachary.quinto 
10 weeks ago by fancake
MCU: Unexpected Doesn't Mean Unwanted by florahart
Summary: Clint has an unexpected toddler. Phil has an unexpected toddler-managing skillset. And both of them have crushes on each other.

That's the way they all became the Brady bunch?
Reccer's Notes: This deals with some of the basic bits of childcare, and also the results of physical and mental abuse and neglect on a toddler. Mind your own mental health. Despite that, it's still a sweet story about Phil fixing this problem of Clint's just like he does any other.
reccer:camobscura  creator:flora.(florahart)  fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  length:10.000-20.000.words  pairing:clint.barton/phil.coulson 
10 weeks ago by fancake
The Losers/Marvel: If We Never Got This Second Chance by Pookaseraph
Summary: When Tony and Steve’s son from the future, Jake Jensen, arrives at Avenger’s Tower, the two of them are forced to confront some hard truths: Tony that he might not actually become a horrible father, and Steve that he might not be able to set aside his discomfort with sharing a child with another man. When they both get a second chance at a first try at fatherhood, it’s up to the two of them to learn from their own future's past.
Reccer's Notes: MCU fandom abounds with "the Avengers are one big happy team living together in a superhero frathouse" and also "HYDRA genetic experimentation to recreate Captain America leads to surprise baby!" and this is one of my favorites that combines the two tropes.

(Warning: this is not the standard "Steve was queer in the thirties" fannish take on Steve, he starts out with some issues, but comes around in the end.)

(Warning: major character death)
reccer:beatrice_otter  creator:pookaseraph  fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  fandom:losers  length:40.000-60.000.words  theme:crossovers&fusions  theme:kidfic:has/  character:jake.jensen 
10 weeks ago by fancake
Check Please!: Broken Rules by Jenrose
Summary: Sometimes life changes really quickly. Sometimes everything happens at once. Sometimes the worst things and the best things are intertwined. Sometimes there are things that can't be fixed, can't be solved, only survived.

Or: This is what happens when I blithely decide, "Oh, well, at least they wouldn't end up in THAT situation," and then my brain explains to me exactly how they COULD.
Reccer's Notes: This is part of a larger AU series about Jack and Bitty's relationship and their relationships with their parents. In this part of the story, Bitty is volunteering at a LGBTQ+ teen drop-in center, and befriends a homeless trans boy who is pregnant. And Jack and Bitty take him in, kickstarting a whooooooooole lot of life changes.

Warning for past rape and transphobia
reccer:beatrice_otter  creator:jenrose  fandom:check.please!  pairing:eric.bittle/jack.zimmermann  length:40.000-60.000.words  theme:kidfic  theme:asexual&demisexual.characters  theme:au  theme:canon.lgbtq.characters  theme:established.relationship  theme:established.relationship.with.plot  theme:families.of.choice  character:suzanne.bittle  character:georgia.martin 
10 weeks ago by fancake
SW Sequel Trilogy: The Pilot's Accidental Daughter, by imaginary_golux
Summary: Poe is sent on a mission to scout a new First Order training base, deep in First Order space. There are a lot of things not to like about that, but the one that keeps bothering him is that he misses Finn.
Reccer's Notes: This is one of my favorite Finn/Poe stories. Written before The Last Jedi came out, it's part of a really good series that blends romance, sex, adventure, and really great writing. In this story, Poe goes to a Stormtrooper training base, and realizes that the Stormtroopers being trained are children. And saves the one he can. It's not exactly accidental baby acquisition, but he did come back with a child he hadn't planned for.
reccer:beatrice_otter  creator:imaginary_golux  fandom:star.wars  theme:au  theme:established.relationship  length:10.000-20.000.words  pairing:finn/poe.dameron 
10 weeks ago by fancake

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