innocentsmith + trope:pining   148

you're not a religious person (but) - isozyme - Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett [Archive of Our Own]
"I'm in a bit of a pickle, my dear," Aziraphale said over the telephone.

Crowley was seized by immediate fury. Not even a decade, and they're at it again, he thought viciously. You'd think they'd be embarrassed enough to stay out of things for a few centuries at least, after botching the apocalypse like that.

"Who's done something to you?" hissed Crowley.

"Ah," said Aziraphale, in the quiet tone of someone who didn't mean to learn someone else's secrets and was mildly sheepish about it. "This crossword clue -- I'm stuck -- 1980s French fencer, thought you might know. It's eight letters and has a Q in it."

"Trinquet," Crowley snapped, in the tone of someone who had revealed one of his secrets and was annoyed about it.

An account pertaining to the cultivation of figs, the ecstasy of St. Theresa of Avila, the ontological uncertainty of mammoths, the nature of temptation, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the ten years following the end of the world.
trope:pining  fic  canon:goodomens  pairing:aziraphale/crowley  trope:denial  length:longish  author:isozyme  trope:oblivious 
14 days ago by innocentsmith
these furious passions, these chances - Ark - Good Omens (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Jesus fucking Christ, he’s in love with Crowley.

Aziraphale claps a hand over his mouth, as though he’s at risk of saying it out loud, all of it—blaspheming and swearing and realizing that he’s in love with Crowley, all in one go. He presses his fingers hard over shock-parted lips.

His other hand clutches the precious satchel of books that Crowley saved for him: Crowley, who knew him so well, who anticipated before even Aziraphale what the angel would need.
trope:denial  trope:pining  author:ark  trope:justonenight  length:midlength  canon:goodomens  pairing:aziraphale/crowley  fic 
16 days ago by innocentsmith
This Soul Outstreaming - Rend_Herring - Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett [Archive of Our Own]
“Why did you come here?” Aziraphale interrupts. “Why do you keep doing this?” All the saving, he means, all the chasing after Aziraphale he does. It can’t only be that he’s not keen to endure a replacement. That can’t be it, not anymore. He’s going to get himself in trouble, and then it’ll be Aziraphale’s fault.

Crowley’s mouth shuts with a click. He shifts uncomfortably in his seat, reaches for the handle of the fork and taps his fingertips against it before setting his hands in his lap.

When he speaks, it’s very soft. “Don’t you know?” he asks.

Aziraphale, unnaccustomed to his heart refusing to translate why it throbs with such haste, shakes his head.
trope:pining  length:midlength  fic  canon:goodomens  pairing:aziraphale/crowley  author:rend_herring 
20 days ago by innocentsmith
Through Every Door - darlingred1 - Good Omens (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
What would it hurt, really? It wasn’t like Crowley had anything better on. No more orders, no more quotas, no more Arrangement. Aziraphale would never have to know.

“Wonderful. I’m the demon on my own shoulder.”

And he’d lost his angel, hadn’t he? All he had left were thoughts, memories…fantasies. And he had a very good imagination.

(After thwarting the end of the world, Aziraphale begins to avoid Crowley, and Crowley accidentally awakens his own repressed lust.)
trope:pining  pairing:aziraphale/crowley  length:midlength  canon:goodomens  kink:masturbation  author:darlingred1  fic 
22 days ago by innocentsmith
In Pleasure's Clothes - obstinatrix, wishwellingtons - Good Omens (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Crowley had always garbed himself like an expensive, Gothically-inclined rent boy; and moreover, Aziraphale had known him for several thousand years and had never known him go anywhere cramped or sweaty unless he was on the job.

OR:

Three Times Aziraphale Stalked Crowley In Gay Clubs And One Time He Moped At Wilde’s Grave
author:obstinatrix  pairing:aziraphale/crowley  kink:possessiveness  trope:jealousy  canon:goodomens  trope:pining  fic  author:wishwellingtons  length:midlength 
26 days ago by innocentsmith
There Will Come a Day - KannaOphelia - Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett [Archive of Our Own]
Aziraphale debated internally a bit, but curling his arm up around Crowley’s shoulder really was more comfortable. He knew he was being silly. He knew a dance was nothing and if it made Crowley happy after his feelings had apparently been hurt it wasn’t much to ask, but—it was the demon. He had the literally infernal talent to make even the simplest, least dubious things feel like a temptation. Aziraphale knew it was Crowley's nature, and not strictly saying his fault, but it did sometimes make things feel *complicated*."

Biarritz, South of France, 1921. Aziraphale stumbles into Crowley apparently working the hotels and casinos as a gigolo.

What could possibly go wrong?
au:canondivergence  canon:goodomens  trope:breakupmakeup  fic  trope:pining  length:novella  pairing:aziraphale/crowley  author:kannaophelia 
4 weeks ago by innocentsmith
The Better Part of Valour - obstinatrix - Good Omens (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Said I, a few weeks ago: "I feel there’s also room for e.g. bedsharing fic where the apocalypse has Not Happened and they’ve fallen into queerplatonic (or so they think) bedsharing and Crowley thinks he’s alone in being driven slowly to distraction by it, so he says nothing. Then one night he wakes when it’s still dark, and at first he doesn’t know why, until he hears Aziraphale’s breathing a little raspier than usual, and feels the very slight trembling of the bed."

And lo, that is exactly what this is.
trope:pining  kink:masturbation  kink:fingering  genre:pornwithfeelings  pairing:aziraphale/crowley  kink:cunnilingus  length:midlength  trope:bedsharing  author:obstinatrix  fic  canon:goodomens 
4 weeks ago by innocentsmith
Five Times Crowley Fails To Demonically Seduce Anyone, And One Time He Doesn't Need To - shinyopals - Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett [Archive of Our Own]
'I need you to tell me how to find a human willing to have sex with me, and then how to persuade them to actually do it in the least unpleasant way possible for everyone involved. If I don’t manage at least one seduction, I’m going to get recalled back Down There.’

Aziraphale stared at Crowley for a moment. ‘I think…’ he said delicately, ‘that we should have that drink.’
canon:goodomens  trope:pining  pairing:aziraphale/crowley  fic  trope:virginity  length:midlength  author:shinyopals 
6 weeks ago by innocentsmith
like you've never known fear - VivatRex - Good Omens (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Annoying philosophical concepts. A bottle of 250 year old wine. A demon who doesn't want to talk about what he saw in Heaven.

There's no going back.
length:midlength  fic  author:vivatrex  trope:pining  canon:goodomens  pairing:aziraphale/crowley 
6 weeks ago by innocentsmith
For Someone's Sake - Chapter 1 - Ajaxthegreat - Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett [Archive of Our Own]
“You’ve spilled a bit of heaven out, there, angel.”
Aziraphale looks down at himself and Crowley watches helplessly: the way most of his eyes turn inward but some turn out, and some look straight into Crowley’s racing black heart and some just look at his face, innocent as you please.
“Oh, dear,” Aziraphale says, only it’s also the blowing of each and every one of Joshua’s trumpets at the walls of Jericho. “I think I’m a bit too drunk.”
length:midlength  trope:pining  pairing:aziraphale/crowley  fic  author:ajaxthegreat  canon:goodomens 
7 weeks ago by innocentsmith
Love Songs - GiggleSnortBangDead - Good Omens (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“I like the spots,” Aziraphale said, although the words couldn’t express how he really felt. He couldn’t say I like the spots because they are on your hands, and I know that they are your hands because they have the spots.
Series
fic  canon:goodomens  length:longish  trope:useyourwordsdammit  trope:pining  length:series  author:gigglesnortbangdead  pairing:aziraphale/crowley 
9 weeks ago by innocentsmith
The Lightness of You - Rend_Herring - Good Omens (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
God should not have built them with such discrepancy, made them need for love, and long for wholeness, then left them to their own devices.
fic  canon:goodomens  author:rend_herring  length:midlength  trope:pining  pairing:aziraphale/crowley 
10 weeks ago by innocentsmith
let me feel your heartbeat (grow faster, faster) - thehoyden - Good Omens (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Aziraphale saw him sometimes in all-staff meetings, sitting toward the front but off to the side, lounging against a wall. Even then, he’d had style—wings tipped in gold and face painted with gold flakes in the pattern of the first constellation he designed. He was amazing, and eye-catching, and it was no exaggeration to say that he did not know Aziraphale even existed.
length:midlength  pairing:aziraphale/crowley  author:thehoyden  trope:pining  canon:goodomens  fic 
11 weeks ago by innocentsmith
Wings and How to Hide Them - Chapter 1 - triedunture - Good Omens (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Crowley's been annoyingly in love for six thousand years. What's another lifetime between friends?

Or: Aziraphale definitely fucks and isn't that just perfect?
author:triedunture  canon:goodomens  pairing:aziraphale/crowley  trope:pining  length:midlength  fic 
11 weeks ago by innocentsmith
Covet - mirawonderfulstar - Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett [Archive of Our Own]
Aziraphale, little good though it did him, wanted desperately. He wanted with an urgency that scared him. He wanted wine, and cocoa, and the occasional tea. He wanted gravlax with dill sauce, and Pappardelle Bolognese, and those awful little iced biscuits they had at Tesco at Christmastime. He wanted dinners at the Ritz and long walks in the park and late nights in the back room of his shop. He wanted Crowley. Fervently, achingly, he wanted Crowley.
author:mirawonderfulstar  trope:pining  pairing:aziraphale/crowley  canon:goodomens  fic  trope:lovedeclaration  length:short 
april 2019 by innocentsmith
How to Date an Angel in 12 Easy Steps - fourthduckling - Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]
It's not that hard to date an angel. All Dean has to do is fight off hordes of vampires, research gay porn, get sucked into a crappy Narnia, endure Sam's comments, creep out on Dr. Sexy, get harassed -- oh, and that's right-- figure out he's into Cas. Easy, right?
author:fourthduckling  trope:pining  length:longish  trope:denial  canon:supernatural  fic  pairing:dean/castiel 
february 2019 by innocentsmith
With My Feet Toward the Stars (let me remember you as you were when you existed) - kariye - Star Trek (2009) [Archive of Our Own]
When Spock was a child, his mother used to send him to bed, saying, “Sweet dreams.” At age five, Spock informed her that it was illogical to say such a thing to him because she was well aware that Vulcans do not dream.

“Oh, Spock,” she’d said. “Everyone dreams.”
trope:telepathy  trope:sentientplaces  trope:jealousy  trope:pining  canon:st:reboot  fic  length:novella 
september 2018 by innocentsmith
all the types of dating - igneousbitch - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
The only type of dating geologists are good at is radioactive carbon-dating. The rest goes completely over their heads.

(Viktor and Yuuri are geology professors leading a field course in Western Australia. Chaos ensues.)

Alfred shifts awkwardly. Looks at Viktor and Yuuri, and asks, “So, uh. Are you guys dating?”

Yuuri greatly misunderstands, and Viktor panics.

Of course we are, Yuuri says. Rather critically, he thinks to himself: why else would he be here, in the scorching, godforsaken heat, surrounded by a hundred kilos of rock, if not for the purpose of radiometric dating?
length:midlength  trope:pining  pairing:yuuri/victor  fic  trope:useyourwordsdammit  au:differentjobs  trope:miscommunication  trope:oblivious  canon:yurionice 
april 2018 by innocentsmith
Blue Petals, Silver Thorns - Grassepi - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
When Yuuri Katsuki is eight years old, the worlds of dance and ice collide and call to him, ceaselessly echoing through his thoughts every second of the day. He can see the picture of his life so clearly in his mind- there’s the blue sky above, there’s black-winged gulls cawing in the mornings, there’s katsudon for dinner and there’s ice beneath his feet. All he can imagine in his future is a life of skating.

When Yuuri Katsuki is twenty-two, he is supposed to die.
author:grassepi  trope:pining  pairing:otabek/yuri  length:midlength  canon:yurionice  trope:hanahakidisease  fic  trope:literalmetaphor  pairing:yuuri/victor 
march 2018 by innocentsmith
all the daughters of my father’s house - lily_winterwood - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
Yuuri Katsuki had always known the universe to be cruel, but she had also thought that it would spare her the indignity of a crash course in method acting.

“Congrats,” Phichit tells her, their eyes twinkling over the bowl of cereal as the two of them pour over the Lidwina College Shakespeare Society’s cast list for their spring production of Twelfth Night. “You’ll be a fantastic Viola.”

Yuuri’s too busy panicking at the name next to Duke Orsino to respond. Of course it’s Viktoria Nikiforova.

(In which Shakespeare is a metaphor for useless lesbian pining at a women's college production of Twelfth Night.)
au:college  au:rule63  fic  length:midlength  canon:yurionice  au:actors  trope:pining  pairing:yuuri/victor 
march 2018 by innocentsmith
Should've Just Asked - Annie D (scaramouche) - Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]
Despite their age gap and differing social circles, Castiel has struck up a warm friendship with Mary Winchester, a wealthy widowed socialite. When Castiel needs a place to stay, Mary invites him into her house, where there’s loads of spare room. Castiel’s aware that they make an odd pair, but he doesn’t fully realize how things look to outsiders, especially to Mary’s eldest son. All Dean Winchester sees is that his mom has apparently hooked up with a hot young guy (who is totally Dean’s type) and that makes things… weird.
genre:recovery  trope:misunderstanding  au:human  author:scaramouche  length:novel  trope:pining  fic  genre:harlequin  trope:oblivious  pairing:dean/castiel 
march 2018 by innocentsmith
Cuckoo And Nest - komodobits - Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]
For a long time, Castiel thought that every earthly possession other than the immediately necessary was excess to requirement. But Dean – Dean who named his car, who keeps a photograph of his mother in his wallet, some thirty-plus years after her death, who still has the crumpled ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign with a sleeping pelican emblazoned on it from the Microtel outside of Roanoke where he first kissed Castiel, clumsy and unsure, under the unsteady fluorescence of an exhausted bathroom bulb – is sentimental.

It puzzles Castiel, where Dean draws the line between what is meaningful and what it is worthless.
pairing:dean/castiel  fic  trope:insecurity  author:komodobits  length:midlength  trope:pining  canon:supernatural 
february 2018 by innocentsmith
The Vastness of Space - shysweetthing - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
As chief communications officer on board the Interstellar Alliance Fleet’s Star Ship Victory, Yuuri doesn’t have to think about who he actually is on his home planet. He just has to listen to his captain, do his job, and…not fall in love with his best friend, the ship’s science officer, Victor Nikiforov.

Well. Two out of three’s not bad.

Then his mother calls with the worst possible news: She, the Empress of New Nihon, has arranged Yuuri’s marriage.
There’s only one thing Yuuri can do: Fake a boyfriend, and fake one fast. Who better/worse to play that role than the friend he wishes was more? What can go wrong? It’s not like Yuuri can fall more in love...
trope:oblivious  trope:fakedating  au:royalty  trope:pining  length:midlength  canon:yurionice  au:space!  fic  pairing:yuuri/victor  author:shysweetthing 
january 2018 by innocentsmith
This Body Overflowing - EmilianaDarling - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
Yuuri has never wanted to be Victor Nikiforov.

He wants to be owned by him instead; wants the whole world to see Victor in every move that he makes, like invisible handprints all over his skin.
trope:possessiveness  fic  author:emilianadarling  trope:pining  pairing:yuuri/victor  trope:courtship  length:midlength  canon:yurionice 
december 2017 by innocentsmith
true affection - spookyfoot - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
In the early days of Victor's stay in Hasetsu—when Yuuri's skittishness meant he skirted every one of Victor's touches—Victor had called Chris in tears, asking if Chris thought Yuuri even liked him. After Chris laughed at Victor for a solid ten minutes, he texted Victor a flurry of Youtube links, supercuts of Yuuri's interviews with titles like "My Big Gay Crush: The Katsuki Chronicles, Vol.1, Directors Cut", "Katsuki Yuuri Supercut: A Thirst for the Ages", and "Touch-a Touch-a Touch me: Victor Please Love Yuuri!"

(Victor had even left a comment on the last one to congratulate them on developing psychic abilities. They'd reported him as a spam bot.)

Then Victor had repaid the favor by sending Chris an audio file of fake sex noises that he could play whenever Josef called and Chris didn't feel like talking. Of course, Chris had used Victor's own sex noises against him the last time he'd called too late. As though Victor wouldn't recognize his own moans like some amateur.
___________________
The recipe for disaster is four cups of salt, two couples, and one wine train.
trope:useyourwordsdammit  genre:hilarity  pairing:yuuri/victor  trope:pining  friendship:victor 
july 2017 by innocentsmith
Just Like a Stranger With the Weeds In Your Heart - MooseFeels - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
Katsuki Yuuri, who placed sixth at the final, who Viktor didn’t even recognize almost six hours ago, who nursed champagne all night until liquid courage replaced the shuddering nerves that drove him to flub almost every jump of the night-- Viktor looks at Katsuki Yuuri and he knows, with unsettling certainty, that not only is he an Alpha, he’s actually the love of his fucking life.
trope:pining  author:moosefeels  canon:yurionice  length:longish  fic  au:omegaverse  pairing:yuuri/victor 
july 2017 by innocentsmith
Take Hold - LavenderProse - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
"I believe…" Yuuri says, pensive. "I believe that when you're connected to another person so closely that you share a soul, it's stupid to think that you wouldn't feel it. How can you not recognize part of yourself when they're standing right in front of you?"
"That's…I…yes." Viktor tries to untie his tongue, mouth suddenly arid. "You—I think you would know, yes."
Yuuri skates onto the ice and Viktor's soul screams after him, Do you know? Can you see me? I'm here, I'm here.
pairing:yuuri/victor  author:lavenderprose  fic  length:midlength  trope:pining  trope:soulmates  canon:yurionice 
july 2017 by innocentsmith
A Lesson in Wanting - Chapter 1 - awesometinyhumanbeing - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
"He's so beautiful, Chris," he says it almost like a prayer. "He's beautiful and I was a fool, and I wish I didn't have to feel so guilty about loving him."

The understanding that dawns in Chistophe's eyes is at once a relief and a heartache.

"Oh, Victor," he says, and the smile he gives him is the smallest and saddest Victor has ever seen him give.

(Or, alternatively: Victor ties himself into a knot known as Katsuki Yuuri—in more ways than one—and they navigate their way to each other in a series of fits and starts, miscommunication, and Herculean pining.)
trope:pining  au:royalty  length:midlength  author:awesometinyhumanbeing  pairing:yuuri/victor  fic  canon:yurionice  trope:arrangedmarriage 
july 2017 by innocentsmith
Strange Darling - stardropdream - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
Sixteen-year-old Victor time travels to the future. Yuuri's the one who has to deal with that damage, all the while missing his Victor. The most unsettling thing of all: it's very difficult to read this Victor.
length:midlength  canon:yurionice  trope:deaged  trope:pining  fic  author:stardropdream  pairing:yuuri/victor 
june 2017 by innocentsmith
prismatic - seventhswan - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
“Ne, ne, Yuuuuri,” Victor says, clearly enjoying himself, “so it’s like that, is it?”

It’s like nothing, Yuri thinks furiously, except he can’t actually say it because it’s exactly like that. The back of his neck is sweating. He feels as though it’s written on his forehead in big neon letters, KATSUKI YURI IS TOTALLY INTO EVERY WEIRD THING VICTOR NIKIFOROV DOES.
Victor courts Yuri.
fic  trope:courtship  length:short  canon:yurionice  pairing:yuuri/victor  genre:fluff  trope:pining  author:seventhswan 
june 2017 by innocentsmith
Story About You - Chapter 1 - heartsinhay - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
After his disastrous Japanese Nationals, Yuuri turns to the only thing that can comfort him: his old fanfic. Halfway across the world, Victor does the same thing.
author:heartsinhay  fic  pairing:yuuri/victor  au:fandom  wip:abandoned?  length:midlength  trope:pining 
june 2017 by innocentsmith
Call Everything on the Ice... - shysweetthing - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
Victor learns Japanese while in Hasetsu. He doesn't tell Yuuri, and things get dicey when he overhears Yuuri and Mari talking about him in Japanese. Repeatedly.

(The subtitle of this fic should be: Victor Nikiforov really needs a hug. Luckily, he gets one. Eventually.)
pairing:yuuri/victor  fic  length:longish  canon:yurionice  trope:pining  trope:miscommunication  author:shysweetthing  trope:useyourwordsdammit 
june 2017 by innocentsmith
And Baby Makes Three - nevermetawolf - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
This was not how he wanted to do things. There were supposed to be flowers, champagne, and something other than Chinese takeout. Something mature and adult that said, hey, I’d possibly maybe be an okay(ish) co-parent, see?
pairing:yuuri/victor  author:nevermetawolf  trope:kidfic  canon:yurionice  genre:fluff  fic  length:midlength  trope:pining 
june 2017 by innocentsmith
specks of silver in the evening sky - winchilsea - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
Summary:

Loneliness compels you to get a dog, not wipe drool from the corner of a stranger’s mouth with your own thumb.

(Or: Viktor's kink is taking care of Yuuri.)
pairing:yuuri/victor  fic  canon:yurionice  trope:pining  kink:servicetop 
may 2017 by innocentsmith
leave the banner there - sixpences - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
"Victor has a crush- a full-blown, goofy-daydreaming, struggling-to-sleep-at-night crush."

Victor pines, entertains his rinkmates, and wonders what the heck to do with himself.
canon:yurionice  trope:absencemakestheheartgrowfonder  trope:pining  author:sixpences  pairing:yuuri/victor 
may 2017 by innocentsmith
The Boy Who Watched - Rosie_Rues - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
Despite the fact they've been competing in the same competitions for years, Victor Nikiforov doesn't meet Katsuki Yuuri until the Sochi Grand Prix Final. On the other hand, there's a boy who's been watching him for years and Victor's desperate to know his name.

In which Victor pines, everybody drinks too much, and Yakov deserves a sainthood for putting up with these idiots. Basically, it's a decade's worth of near misses, misunderstandings, and pure obliviousness.
pairing:yuuri/victor  fic  trope:absencemakestheheartgrowfonder  au:differentmeeting  trope:pining  canon:yurionice 
may 2017 by innocentsmith
magpies - winchilsea - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
Viktor can be brave for Yuuri, he can be so many things, he can be anything, and all Yuuri wants him to be is himself, what does that even mean.

(It rains during Tanabata.)
trope:pining  length:midlength  canon:yurionice  pairing:yuuri/victor  author:winchilsea 
may 2017 by innocentsmith
Bashir Program Golf - Eve_Louise - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine [Archive of Our Own]
He knew there would be a day when the regret wasn't worth it, but right now it was all he had to keep him sane and well functioning on some days. He called them "Bashir Program Golf" followed by a different number for each version. It didn't talk much. He didn't need it to. He had the real Garak for that.

Work Text:
fic  canon:st:ds9  pairing:garak/bashir  trope:pining  author:eve_louise  trope:ust  length:short  tbpf 
november 2016 by innocentsmith
Between Dreams and Miracles - This_Bloody_Cat - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Draco began dreaming about Harry long before they got their first assignment together.

They were just simple things at first; nothing major. As a fourth year, Draco used to dream Harry shook his hand on the Hogwarts Express. That he picked him over the Weasel. They'd still end up in different houses, and Draco's heart would clench miserably during the Sorting ceremony with the looming threat of estrangement, but it wouldn't last. Harry would still sit next to him in Potions every week, and his thigh would press warm against Draco's as he leant in closer to copy his notes.
fic  canon:harrypotter  pairing:harrypotter/dracomalfoy  length:midlength  trope:pining  trope:useyourwordsdammit  author:this_bloody_cat 
august 2016 by innocentsmith
the heart of perfect wisdom - malfaisant - Temeraire - Naomi Novik [Archive of Our Own]
Laurence sees Tharkay for the first time since the end of the war at a crowded port in Macao, on a stifling summer afternoon nearly indistinguishable from the day they met in the very same city, more than a decade ago.
trope:pining  trope:absencemakestheheartgrowfonder  length:longish  tbpf  canon:temeraire  pairing:laurence/tharkay  author:malfaisant  fic 
april 2016 by innocentsmith
a full measure of loyalty - Tyleet - Temeraire - Naomi Novik [Archive of Our Own]
“I hope I may in safety promise to give no less than a full measure of loyalty to any man who gives me his,” Laurence says, all earnest blue eyes and proffered hand.
fic  trope:pining  pairing:laurence/tharkay  pairing:laurence/tharkay/granby  pairing:tharkay/granby  author:tyleet  length:midlength  canon:temeraire 
april 2016 by innocentsmith
Roman a Clef
Sequel to "Nom de Plum," in which the other side of the story gets told.
fic  canon:st:ds9  pairing:garak/bashir  trope:pining  length:midlength  trope:useyourwordsdammit 
april 2016 by innocentsmith
Charm - tinsnip - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine [Archive of Our Own]
He is studying the difference between flamboyance as camouflage, and flamboyance as enticement.

A vignette, set during canon; Elim Garak meditates on the various reasons to attract attention.
author:tinsnip  fic  trope:pining  genre:characterstudy  length:short  pairing:garak/bashir  character:elim_garak 
march 2016 by innocentsmith
lost in the blue - starkoholic - Temeraire - Naomi Novik [Archive of Our Own]
Laurence finally gets with the program, only for Tharkay to rapidly backpedal and overthink the entire thing for an embarrassingly long amount of time.
fic  canon:temeraire  pairing:laurence/tharkay  trope:hurt/comfort  trope:pining  author:starkoholic  length:midlength  trope:selfcockblocking 
march 2016 by innocentsmith
tide pulls from the moon - paintedrecs (bon) - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
When Derek left Beacon Hills, finally ripping the tether free and remembering how to breathe, how to live again, it was Stiles who came after him. Stiles, who showed up at his door with blazing eyes, looking like he wanted to punch him in the face, but wrapping his arms around him instead, making him grunt in surprise at the raw strength of his embrace.

“You asshole,” Stiles said, slapping him heartily on the back as he extricated himself, his voice rough under his bright smile. “You couldn’t have made yourself harder to find, could you?”
fic  canon:teenwolf  pairing:derek/stiles  trope:pining  trope:somedaywhenwe'rebothmoreemotionallystable  length:novella  author:paintedrecs 
february 2016 by innocentsmith
Diminishing Returns - sddeer - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek [Archive of Our Own]
"But that's just you, my plain and simple tailor friend. Stubborn, as always. Either alive or dead. Schroedinger's tailor."

Julian left Cardassia Prime knowing he may never see Garak again. In his 27th weekly transmission to Garak's last known location, the doctor speculates on why his friend hasn't responded to any of his messages.
trope:pining  genre:unresolvedromance  length:short  canon:st:ds9  pairing:garak/bashir  author:sddeer 
january 2016 by innocentsmith
These Little Things, a startrek: deep space nine fanfic | FanFiction
Just a normal conversation, but the feelings are secret. Garak can't deny it but can't acknowledge it either. Maybe everyone needs a hero.
fic  canon:st:ds9  pairing:garak/bashir  length:midlength  trope:pining  trope:unrequitedlove  trope:ust  author:night-mare-chan 
december 2015 by innocentsmith
Give Me Back My Bones (maybe then we'll talk) - kariye - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Derek meets Stiles on a Wednesday. He comes in for his usual cup of coffee and somehow walks out with hot chocolate, cinnamon on the top, and no idea what just happened there.
au:differentmeeting  au:canondivergence  au:coffeeshop  trope:pining  trope:misunderstanding  trope:useyourwordsdammit  author:kariye  pairing:derek/stiles  length:novella  canon:teenwolf 
november 2015 by innocentsmith
Half-Baked Plans And Finished Tea Cakes - DictionaryWrites - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine [Archive of Our Own]
Set during Doctor Bashir, I Presume. Garak and Bashir make plans that do not come to fruition. When the young doctor comes to his quarters saying he wishes to resign from Starfleet, Garak suggests an alternative turn of action.
fic  trope:pining  trope:ust  episode:doctorbashiripresume  pairing:garak/bashir  length:midlength  trope:letmetakeyouawayfromallthis  author:dictionarywrites 
november 2015 by innocentsmith
if arrows are beyond us - novembersmith - Kings [Archive of Our Own]
"Does your arrogance,” Jack said, head down and nearly touching David’s shoulder, breath hot against his neck. A punch connected against his ribs before David caught his hand and held it still. “Know no bounds?”
pairing:david/jack  trope:pining  trope:selfdestructiveness  length:midlength  author:novembersmith  canon:kings 
november 2015 by innocentsmith
When the Farsei Blooms - prairiecrow - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine [Archive of Our Own]
Stranded on a remote Cardassian colony, Bashir and Garak must seek out a transmitter which is their only hope of rescue. In the process they enter a new stage in their relationship, one that is not meant to last.
wip:abandoned?  genre:sweepingromance  trope:pining  author:prairiecrow  pairing:garak/bashir  length:novel  canon:st:ds9 
october 2015 by innocentsmith
Thaw - TroubleIWant - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“I gotta go. Just wanted to warn you.” He doesn’t hang up.

“I love you,” Derek says, fast and hot like he thinks Stiles might cut him off in the middle of it. He’s not wrong.

“That’s nice,” Stiles says, in a tone that implies the opposite. He ends the call.

Or

In which Stiles is an Emissary, Derek is in love with him, and nothing comes as easy as it should.
pairing:derek/stiles  trope:pining  trope:useyourwordsdammit  trope:won'tsayi'minlove  author:troubleiwant  length:longish  canon:teenwolf  fic 
october 2015 by innocentsmith
Turn a Little Faster - skoosiepants - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
He shifts back and forth on his feet and tries to psych himself up. He can do this. He’s a badass werewolf, he can totally tell Stiles that they accidentally got werewolf married because—because Stiles was thinking about him, and happened to give him a token of his, uh, affection under the silvery light of the last full moon. Platonic affection, Derek thinks sourly, so he doesn’t get why his wolf feels all warm and fuzzy and bonded all of a sudden.

Honestly, it’s like—why aren’t people accidentally getting werewolf married all the time, if it happens this easily?
trope:accidentalmarriage  trope:communicationbreakdown  trope:mates  trope:pining  length:midlength  author:skoosiepants  pairing:derek/stiles  fic  canon:teenwolf 
august 2015 by innocentsmith
'Till You Make It - standinginanicedress - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Apparently, Derek caught sight of Stiles cradled in his mother's arms as she stared down at the different prices for different brands, pointed a chubby toddler finger in Stiles' direction, and announced, “that's my soulmate.” So the story goes.

Here's the thing. It might be irrefutable fact that Stiles and Derek are soulmates. It would be idiotic and stupid for Stiles to try and deny that he doesn't feel something in regards to Derek, and that Derek doesn't feel something in regards to Stiles. Stiles has never felt the same type of tug towards anyone else that he feels towards Derek, on the rare occasion when the guy isn't being an unbelievable dickwagon, and he highly doubts that he ever will. Fact of the matter is, Derek is it for him.

And that's the entire problem. Because, really and truly, no exaggeration and no holding back, Stiles does not like Derek Hale. He didn't when he was a kid, and he doesn't now. Oh, my God, does he ever not like that motherfucker. Hate feels like a strong word (that's half to do with the fact that every time he used to say as much, his father would take him aside and give him a talking to – so he started to learn to keep that thought, true as it might have been from time to time, to himself), but Christ on a cracker, they do not get along.
fic  au:differentmeeting  au:everything'sdifferent  au:soulmates  trope:won'tsayi'minlove  trope:oblivious  trope:pining  length:longish  genre:emoporn  pairing:derek/stiles  canon:teenwolf  author:standinginanicedress 
august 2015 by innocentsmith
Second Chance - Kass - due South [Archive of Our Own]
The day we turned towards Yellowknife, Ray's silence changed.

A reverential silence often descends under the aurora borealis; a contented silence falls after a long day of sledging and a hot meal. This was neither of those.

This was the anticipatory silence of someone waiting to make a declaration, and it struck fear into my heart.
fic  canon:duesouth  trope:useyourwordsdammit  trope:pining  length:short  post-cotw  pairing:fraser/kowalski  author:kass 
august 2015 by innocentsmith
Red Light, Green Light - arrow (esteefee) - due South [Archive of Our Own]
They were back. They were back and, yeah, Ray had thought things would be different somehow, now that they'd spent all that time together, two peas in a polyamide pod with nothing but the dogs and the wind howl to keep them company. But coming back to Chicago had changed things. Ray felt like they were cartoon characters just after the bulldozer treatment, both of them inflating and popping back into their old shapes.

And now they were just partners, again—the best, but still. Somehow he missed something he hadn't realized they'd had out there in the cold.

So—same old, same old. There they were, ducking berserk factory equipment while trying to dodge bullets at the same time, and Fraser got shot in the hat, but it didn't even slow him down, not until the mechanical arm snatched him from the conveyer belt and tried to turn him into a six foot tall garden gnome.

Ray barely shot the off switch in time.
fic  canon:duesouth  trope:heatstroke  trope:pining  length:midlength  author:arrow  pairing:fraser/kowalski 
august 2015 by innocentsmith
Running With the Wolf - arrow (esteefee) - due South [Archive of Our Own]
He could never keep up in the snow, of course, Diefenbaker's light-paw tread dancing always ahead. But Dief was kind and would slow to let Fraser catch up before he'd burst out again, obviously relishing the sheer joy of cold wind rifling through his fur as he ate up the ground.

At those times, with Fraser's breath an icy burn in his chest, he would experience a deep envy of his four-footed companion and his inherent, wild freedom. Fraser was ever bound, flat-footed, hard-thinking and all too human.

Instinct was always a better guide.
fic  canon:duesouth  friendship:fraser/diefenbaker  length:snippet  author:arrow  pairing:fraser/kowalski  trope:pining 
august 2015 by innocentsmith
Proof of Life - arrow (esteefee) - due South [Archive of Our Own]
Dear Ray:

I don't know how quickly mail travels between our two points, so I'm not sure if you possibly received my last letter and just didn't wish to respond. But, as I said, you might not want to, and that's fine.

I'm in my new quarters outside of Whitehorse. I can almost see the Alaskan border from here. Dief has been hunting rabbits in the thick snow—a welcome return, I think you'll agree, to his natural state.

Not to get too maudlin, but seeing the beauty here around me, I wish you and I had had an opportunity to have our adventure as we planned. I'm sorry I Well, perhaps some day we will.
form:epistolary  author:arrow  pairing:fraser/kowalski  length:midlength  trope:pining  canon:duesouth  post-cotw 
august 2015 by innocentsmith
an exaltation of larks - llassah - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
There are times when he feels as if they could fall into bed together, easy as breathing. If Stiles were not highborn, if he were an omega without connections, Derek would be sorely tempted. As it is, he resists. Derek wants, he yearns, but he resists. Still, the sight of Stiles in his cot is enough to test him, even now that it is familiar. At the end of each lambing season, he sleeps for a week, worn down by months of hard work, of relentless struggle. He doesn’t know how he’ll feel by the time Stiles leaves, how he’ll feel after long days and longer nights spent resisting the insistent tug of Stiles’s scent and the inclinations of his own foolish heart.

All Derek wants is to get through the lambing season with his body and spirit intact. He had thought that the blizzards would be the main danger, not a highborn omega with beautiful eyes and a stubborn streak.
author:llassah  au:omegaverse  au:fantasy  length:novella  trope:pining  trope:mates  au:medievalesque  pairing:derek/stiles  canon:teenwolf 
august 2015 by innocentsmith
Math Reasons - pearl_o, pocky_slash - X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) [Archive of Our Own]
"Mom says Erik always knows what he wants, it just sometimes takes him a little while to actually realize it," Ruth said.

Charles fell in love with Erik the first night they met, the first week of freshman year. Two years of friendship, adventures, arguments, hijinks, secrets, and summer visits later, Erik is starting to catch up.
fic  canon:xmfc  au:college  au:fluffy  au:modern  trope:friendstolovers  trope:oblivious  trope:pining  author:pearl_o  author:pocky_slash  length:novel  pairing:charles/erik 
august 2015 by innocentsmith
Talking Back to Vecchio (Photograph, Part One of Two) - spuffyduds - due South [Archive of Our Own]
Ray only has a week after he takes the Vecchio gig before the Canadian's supposed to show back up. And on his first visit to the station Elaine hands him three banker's boxes full of case files and notes, and Welsh says, "These perpetrators have an odd tendency to reappear, so you should have more than a passing familiarity with their history, Detective Vecchio."
fic  trope:pining  author:spuffyduds  pairing:fraser/kowalski  genre:preslash  length:short 
august 2015 by innocentsmith
Too Far - arrow (esteefee) - due South [Archive of Our Own]
It's not like he hasn't thought it in total exasperation about a million times since they set out to find the Hand of Franklin—in fact, it's pretty much a nightly ritual when he has to shed his damp clothing and shiver into his still-chilly sleeping bag. But for the first time the thought really sinks in—down low in his gut like ice water—and he's suddenly freaking terrified, his heart beating so fast he can hear it like a message of doom—I'm fucked. I'm fucked. I'm fucked.

He's so scared he actually says it out loud, his voice shaky and thin in the cold air. "What the fuck am I doing here?"

He hears a sharp inhale and looks up to see Fraser's face, which for one split second screams guilt before it settles into a mask. But Fraser's breath gives him away in quick bursts of cloudy white. He's breathing too fast. And Ray thinks, he's scared, too.
fic  trope:pining  trope:denial  trope:useyourwordsdammit  post-cotw  length:midlength  tbpf  pairing:fraser/kowalski  canon:duesouth  author:arrow 
august 2015 by innocentsmith
our hearts won't rust - liketheroad - X-Men: First Class (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
He wants to hold the face of the man whose thoughts he is even now struggling to keep separate from his own, wants to share with him the greatest truth and cruelest lie Charles knows - that he isn’t alone, that neither of them are, not if they don’t want to be. AU. Charles meets Erik during a summer abroad when he is 17.
fic  au:canondivergence  trope:codependence(yay!)  trope:pining  length:midlength  pairing:charles/erik  canon:xmfc  author:liketheroad 
june 2015 by innocentsmith
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