Mountains and Molehills
In which Bakugou Katsuki is not an apologetic person, but he thinks he should probably try for the sake of, like, teamwork and peer-pressure. Midoriya kind of wishes he'd figure out how to do it properly, or at least be less weird about it.

(Full disclosure: I'm not excusing Bakugou's behavior, because he was absolutely horrific to Midoriya, and he's only gotten slightly better but he's still, weirdly, my favorite character from this manga and this fic was a riot)
fandom:myheroacademia  pairing:bakugou/midoriya  Loc:AO3  author:low_commotion  WC:21-35K 
6 weeks ago
Book & Bell
An AU where Kurogane is (mostly) the son of a small-town baker and Fai is... not. Also featuring wizards, raisin muffins, curses, an abandoned house, and a series of terrible mistakes.
fandom:tsubasa  pairing:kurogane/fai  author:seriousmistakes  WC:11-20K  genre:au  trope:fairytales  Loc:AO3 
7 weeks ago
Schaumburg Abbey
When a young man is born to be a hero, some adventure must happen his way, no matter how quiet the market town into which he is born. So, when young Mr Ryan Bergara receives an invitation to spend the season in Bath, it is inevitable that the dashing Mr Madej catch his eye—and that Ryan is soon caught up in the mysteries surrounding Schaumburg Abbey.
fandom:buzzfeedunsolved  pairing:shane/ryan  author:siria  WC:11-20K  genre:au  trope:regency  Loc:AO3 
12 weeks ago
Black Sun
Ryan Bergara and Shane Madej of the Preternatural Investigations Unit of the LAPD must solve a string of demon murders before the killer can enact their mysterious plan.
But in the process, more secrets may be revealed than either of them are ready for.
fandom:buzzfeedunsolved  pairing:shane/ryan  Loc:AO3  author:quackers  WC:100K+  genre:au  trope:urbanfantasy  trope:demon!Shane 
february 2019
So the guy Ryan sits next to at work is a vampire. That's no big deal, right?
fandom:buzzfeedunsolved  author:quackers  WC:51-70K  pairing:shane/ryan  Loc:AO3  genre:au  trope:vampires 
february 2019
Probable Cause to Cry Uncle
Ed is watching his nephew for the weekend, and Roy is significantly more screwed than he bargained for.
fandom:fullmetalalchemist  pairing:roy/ed  author:tierfal  WC:21-35K  Loc:AO3  trope:kid!fic 
february 2019
the dogfather
I’m not a reverse werewolf either,” says the man. “I’m your godfather.”

(A retelling where Harry gets adopted by a good family, Sirius breaks out of Azkaban early, and things go much better)
fandom:harrypotter  author:hollimichele  pairing:sirius/remus  Loc:AO3  WC:36-50K  genre:au 
february 2019
Pawn Sacrifice
The war with Akielos has settled into an uneasy alliance, and Prince Damianos is sent to spend a year at Arles. Seven years later, he returns to Vere to offer condolences to King Auguste on the death of his father. But Auguste’s younger brother is much changed, as is the political climate in Vere, and Prince Laurent is the target of an assassin. When Damen returns to Akielos, an unexpected guest is sent with him—but danger follows, and the fate of two kingdoms hangs in the balance.
What might have changed if Auguste lived—and what was inevitable, even so.
fandom:captiveprince  pairing:damen/laurent  author:damnmads  author:thelibrarina  Loc:AO3  WC:71-99k  genre:au 
january 2019
Far Too Many Bats
Next thing he knows, Shane’s kneeling in front of him at the side of the bed, forcing uncomfortable eye contact and smiling uncertainly. His hair’s wet and he smells good from the shower, spicy black pepper and coriander thanks to that fancy body wash he seems to use only when he travels.

“Your pupils are still dilated,” Shane says. “Did you do hard drugs when I wasn’t looking, or is this some kind of lasting bat-related trauma that you’re going to need therapy for when we get back to L.A.?”

“The batter,” Ryan says. “Uh. The latter. I’ll put it on BuzzFeed’s tab.”

Or: Following a harrowing experience filming at Yuma Territorial Prison, Ryan's desperate to find a way to stop thinking about bats (hearing bats, smelling bats...). Shane has some ideas because he is a helpful problem-solving sort of person.
fandom:buzzfeedunsolved  author:beethechange  Loc:AO3  pairing:shane/ryan  WC:6-10K 
january 2019
i wanna see you lookin' up
“I have a theory that you’re the best here at giving head.”
Shane misses his mouth with his drink, and absolutely does not notice.
“You have?”
“Out of everyone here, yeah. Theoretically. In my opinion. That’s the game,” Ryan replies, and Shane can’t tell if Ryan’s actually desperately trying to keep his cool and succeeding, or he’s just drunk enough that he doesn’t care that he’s just said that. “You just have that vibe.”
fandom:buzzfeedunsolved  pairing:shane/ryan  author:sarcasticfishes  Loc:AO3  WC:0-5k 
january 2019
A Sensitive Subject
Ryan hadn't expected to spend this much time considering the mysteries of Shane's nipples. He hadn't expected to spend any time considering Shane's nipples so intently, not even at his drunkest and most bicurious. They were just there. They were, in fact, one of the last things Ryan would have expected to end up fixated on. He's not blind, he can see Shane's appeal. He has at times been jealous of his hair and every now and then momentarily distracted by his hands but mostly only when Shane puts them on him, and that isn’t his fault.
fandom:buzzfeedunsolved  pairing:shane/ryan  author:aspookycryptidsock  Loc:AO3  WC:6-10K 
january 2019
The Christmas Curse
After kissing under the mistletoe, everyone in the office assumes they've slept together. They didn't, but now Shane can't stop thinking about Ryan.

And well, if his life was going to become a sad, pathetic holiday Lifetime movie about falling in love with your best friend, he’d play along.
fandom:buzzfeedunsolved  pairing:shane/ryan  Loc:AO3  WC:6-10K  author:miraclesofpaul  trope:holidays 
december 2018
Accustomed To Disguise
Jingyan tucked his hands into his sleeves and said with serene and infinite calm, “I am going to kill him.”
fandom:nirvana  in  fire  pairing:suzhe/jiaojingyan  author:emilyenrose  Loc:AO3  WC:0-5k 
december 2018
I could be wrong, I could be ready
At first Harry wonders if they’ve managed to destroy his vaults and are trying to tell him in the most oblique way possible. But when he turns the page he realises they’ve found a vault. A vault in the name of Lily and James Potter.
The parchment trembles a little in Harry’s hand. He takes another gulp of wine.

Harry Potter left Britain after the war and didn’t look back. Ten years later, when Gringotts discovers a vault containing his parents’ belongings—including their badly spell-damaged wedding rings—he’s forced to face up to friends and family who’ve grown in ways he could never imagine, a wizarding London rebuilt beyond his expectations, and the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s the entirely unforeseen problem of Draco Malfoy.
Featuring pureblood wizarding traditions, ancestral magic, open mic nights, marriage equality, a diner in Brooklyn, and the return of Fleamont Potter.
fandom:harrypotter  author:harryromper  pairing:harry/draco  Loc:AO3  WC:51-70K  genre:EWE 
december 2018
A Suspicion of Feelings
Ryan’s not precious about sex, and they’ve already done it once. It should be the easiest thing in the world for Ryan to be like, “Hey, remember that time I penetrated you with a variety of sex toys? Let’s do that again some time.”

But every time he thinks about saying it something twinges inside him, deep, that stops him in his tracks. He feels—on the hook. Like he has something to lose.

Ryan’s living in his worst nightmare: a PG-rated romantic comedy, the kind that airs on the Hallmark Channel in December. The kind where all the characters learn the true meaning of Christmas but nobody comes.
fandom:buzzfeedunsolved  pairing:shane/ryan  author:beethechange  Loc:AO3  WC:11-20K 
december 2018
Of course Shane would rather not work; he’d like it to be like the good old days, and who wouldn’t? But a demon’s gotta eat, and he can’t even get a discount on his rent because it turns out it’s a lot harder to influence faceless companies with ominous dreams. Ergo: gainful employment at Buzzfeed.
fandom:buzzfeedunsolved  author:theHoyden  WC:6-10K  Loc:AO3  genre:au  trope:demon!Shane 
december 2018
Full-Court Press
To be clear, these are not tactics Ryan would recommend. Being an athleisure-obsessed pervert, and lying, and clothes-sabotage: these are not things he’s proud of.
But they have undeniably worked.
Shane’s standing next to him in the hotel lobby while Devon checks them all out of their rooms, and he's wearing a sleeveless purple Lakers jersey and the world’s softest, clingiest sweatpants. It’s so exactly as Ryan pictured it, so precisely in line with his fantasies, that he has to pinch himself.
Or: Let’s talk about those jerseys in Ryan Bergara’s closet.
fandom:buzzfeedunsolved  Loc:AO3  pairing:shane/ryan  author:beethechange  WC:11-20K 
october 2018
theft by finding
Shane looks down at the medallion in his hand. He doesn’t know why he’s kept it, all these years. He doesn’t know why he’s kept it so close, always on hand. He should have sold it years and years ago, but he never quite managed to get around to it, and now here he is, in the burning building that is his whole life, with nothing else.
Over the groaning of collapsing wood, he hears Ryan’s voice: “Shane? Shane? Shane!”
He sounds breathless, like he’s been running. Shane kicks down the cracking front door and exits to the street, tucking the medallion into his back pocket. Ryan is standing right in front of the door, as if he had been about to run inside.
“Tell you what, Ryan, you really know how to make an entrance,” he says, brushing ash off the front of his shirt and hoping that he’s managed to keep most of the bitterness out of his voice. “So was ruining my life once just like, not enough for you?”
fandom:buzzfeedunsolved  pairing:shane/ryan  author:varnes  loc:AO3  WC:21-35K  genre:au 
october 2018
I’ve Kissed You Before, but I Didn’t Do It Right (Can I Try Again)
Ryan grabs for Shane’s banana and takes a bite out of it. In his head it was supposed to be sexy, but he realizes as he’s chewing that it might hit a little close to home. Shane must be remembering the same thing, because he blanches and looks away.
“Sorry, too soon?”
“I’m having a Pavlovian response to the flash of your teeth around a phallic object,” Shane says, “and now my balls are trying to crawl back inside my body. Something tells me that’s not what you were going for.”
“No,” Ryan agrees, still chewing.
After months of mooning around each other, forces (read: alcohol, nerves, gravity, tender feelings) conspire to ruin Ryan and Shane’s first night together. With a little help from their friends, dramatic training montages set to 80’s rock anthems, and the early filmography of Harrison Ford, can our heroes get things back on track?
fandom:buzzfeedunsolved  Loc:AO3  pairing:shane/ryan  author:beethechange  WC:21-35K 
september 2018
Hot Scary Summer
The boys hunt some ghosts, make some impulsive choices, and try their best to sort out what it means to get to the heart of this thing.

(That was... intense)
fandom:buzzfeedunsolved  pairing:shane/ryan  Loc:AO3  author:thewindupbird  WC:11-20K 
august 2018
Precious Metals Series
I'm clean out of air in my lungs
Ryan and Shane have been moving around something that is coming to a head between them. After a car accident, on the way to an investigation, Ryan slowly starts to become suspicious that Shane might not be what he seems. He realizes, though, that he just might not care.

These are what they call hard feelings
With the truth about Shane's demonic origin out, Ryan and Shane have to learn how to make their developing relationship work, and what the future holds for them and Unsolved.

You can feel it on the way home
Something has noticed Ryan and it isn’t content to just watch and wait. While Shane attempts to share his true sight with Ryan, things begin to quickly fall apart. Ryan thinks he’s losing his grip on reality and Shane takes entirely too long to figure out what’s really at play. They’re closer to one another than ever before, but it might not stay that way if they can’t beat what is coming for them.

(I've walked myself into another RPF fandom that I know nothing about again. How does this keep happening to me?)
fandom:buzzfeedunsolved  pairing:shane/ryan  author:StrikerEureka  Loc:AO3  WC:71-99k  trope:demon!Shane 
august 2018
Dinner with the Special Assassination and Tactical Squad
Genma held up a photo pinched between his first and second fingers. Iruka’s smile froze on his face. “What are you doing with this?”
fandom:naruto  pairing:kakairu  pairing:kakashi/iruka  Loc:AO3  author:pentapus  WC:11-20K  genre:au 
july 2018
One good turn always deserves another. Apparently.

(Harry gets a glimpse of what his life might've been like had he made another decision and then comes back to his regular life and has to deal with the aftermath. Dragged in some places, which I suppose is to be expected when your fic is 300k)
fandom:harrypotter  pairing:harry/draco  WC:300K+  author:saras_girl  Loc:AO3  trope:alternateuniverse 
july 2018
Marginal Notes
When you’re 18, and nothing is as it was meant to be, sometimes it can be hard to let the right people know what you are thinking.

(The one where the Greenglasses have a bingo card about Malfoy trying to be a better person and they're very disappointed they only have one 'Makes him no fun' square)
fandom:harrypotter  pairing:harry/draco  author:blamebrampton  WC:6-10K  genre:EWE  Loc:AO3 
july 2018
In Other Hands
“Missing your boy, Little Red?” Rachel Sunborn asked.
“No,” Elliot said. He was not. He was independent and self-assured and didn’t care if all his friends were off at a tournament without him, throwing things at people for a week for absolutely no good reason and probably getting themselves killed.
Or: Five times someone suggested Elliot or Luke sleep with someone else, and one time they didn’t need to.

(This book was pretty much everything I loved about SRB's writing when she was doing fanfic and, despite what I would consider an unfortunate cover, absolutely worth the read and I want there to be all the fanfic for it)
fandom:inotherlands  author:linsky  pairing:luke/elliot  WC:0-5k  Loc:AO3  trope:fivetimes 
june 2018
the business of caring
a public service announcement: the campus police would like to politely remind all students, well-wishers, and supporters of the university during this time of serial vandalism that painting on buildings without permission is still illegal. this has not changed no matter how 'cool' you think it is. vandalism has never been nor will it ever be 'radical', 'sick', or any version thereof.
-supervisor lexa woods
fandom:the100  pairing:clarke/lexa  author:coldmackerel  WC:71-99k  genre:au  trope:college!fic 
june 2018
Something Smart to Do
In which Jim finds himself fake-married to his first officer every other month. It's not his fault. Mostly. Dowries and Klingons are involved. Starfleet is decidedly not amused.
fandom:startrek  pairing:kirk/spock  Loc:AO3  WC:21-35K  author:kianspo  trope:fakedating 
may 2018
regular miracles, just like you
Peter never actually sees Ms. Potts much, but he’s vaguely aware that she’s been sick or something, and as a Friendly Neighborhood Stark Intern he feels like he should find out if she’s okay.

He’s gotta admit he would not have put money on where he finds her: locked in what looks like a Hulk-proof glass cage in a sub-basement, with the Human Torch. There’s a Clue joke in this somewhere.
fandom:marvel  pairing:peter/johnny  Loc:AO3  WC:21-35K  author:thisnoise  genre:au 
march 2018
Mr Webster's Wager
"Double or nothing," said Webster abruptly.

"How exactly do you mean to double 'everything I had?'" said Ash. He meant it to come out level, but there was a quaver in his voice.

"One more trick," Webster said. "Play, and win or lose you will walk away with your fortune." Ash stared at him. Webster made an impatient gesture. "I don't want or need your money. Or your house. Or your coat and shirt, come to that."

It was an offer of princely generosity. Ash's mouth was dry. "And what would you have from me?" he asked.

Something flared in Webster's cool expression for a moment, like a shark flashing a fin in still waters. "A month," he said.
fandom:societyofgentlemen  author:fahye  author:emilyenrose  WC:21-35K  pairing:ash/webster  genre:au  Loc:AO3 
december 2017
Permanent Resident
Alec is Persephone and just wants to spend a weekend with his boyfriend in peace. Only issue: Magnus is Hades, and visiting him means taking a trip to the land of the dead. Magnus is understandably wary, but Alec’s not deterred – all they have to do is make sure Alec doesn’t eat anything from down there and everything will be fine.
Also starring Jace as a traumatized Hermes, Maryse as a furious Demeter, and Izzy, Clary, and Maia as the Fate Sisters reeled in to help with an unprecedented dilemma.
“I think I would remember if I had–” And then the words catch in Alec’s throat as a single, terrible thought occurs to him. He slowly turns to look at Magnus, whose face has gone deathly pale from the same realization. Against his will, his gaze drops to Magnus’ crotch. Alec – Alec definitely had something in his mouth while he’s been down here.
fandom:shadowhunters  pairing:malec  author:bumblebeesknees  Loc:AO3  WC:11-20K  genre:au  trope:mythology 
november 2017
Here Come the Dreams
Sometimes it seems like Jack can't go anywhere in Providence without being hounded for autographs, so he's relieved when the people who work at the coffee shop in his new neighborhood don't seem to recognize him.
But the cute baker who owns the shop, Eric, has a few surprises for him - and maybe Jack has a few of his own in return.
fandom:checkplease  pairing:jack/eric  author:porcupinegirl  Loc:AO3  WC:21-35K  genre:au  trope:coffeeshop  trope:bakery 
november 2017
A Little Bit Closer
Eric Bittle's To-Do List:
1.) Frame Masters in Library and Information Science diploma and send to Mama, because she never understood the lack of sleep and abuse of caffeine, but she sent cookbooks and money for good chocolate, bless her.
2.) Throw away every last highlighted article, graded paper, and syllabus, because they are no longer needed, thank the sweet Lord.
3.) Promote the library's new periodic reading series, because it wasn't the capstone project for nothing.
4.) Harass Boston Bruins star Jack Zimmermann into taking a picture for @BPLWestEnd to promote the reading of his new children's book, Jacky's Bad Days.
5.) Do not ogle Boston Bruins star Jack Zimmermann's ass.
6.) Fail step five. Repeatedly.
fandom:checkplease  author:marswithghosts  pairing:jack/eric  Loc:AO3  WC:100K+  genre:au  trope:library 
november 2017
Azumane Asahi's Big Gay Romance
The air-con gets cranky, Asahi gets a job, and Nishinoya gets his man.

(Asahi works at a shoujo manga store and it's awesome)
fandom:haikyuu!  Loc:AO3  pairing:asahi/nishinoya  author:jibraelis  WC:11-20K 
november 2017
The Woman In Blue
Nicklas had been going to visit demons ever since he had taken his vows at nineteen, two weeks after his mother had opened her eyes one cold winter morning and seen the face of God. She had been dreaming of Him for months, and then, finally, like the sun rising, she had woken to meet the Lord Himself. Nicklas had woken an hour later to find his mother standing outside, her hands raised to the sky and the trees around her bowed down like courtiers in the presence of a king.
It had been a formative experience.
Nicklas could not make the oaks kneel, but he could talk to God as well as the next man, and if he brought up the right topics, God had a way of listening.
Sasha had been going to visit demons ever since Nicklas had found him with claws and in chains so long ago, and if God did not listen to him, it was not for lack of encouragement to the Lord on Nicklas’s part.
A fairytale of romance, monsters, and worship.

(This is exactly the kind of fantasy AU that gives me life <3 <3 <3 )
author:ferritin4  fandom:hockeyRPF  pairing:backstrom/ovechkin  WC:51-70K  Loc:AO3  genre:au  genre:fantasy  trope:magic  trope:werewolves 
november 2017
Solid Copy
Jensen shifted his gaze to Cougar. “I really thought that if I ever had to say the words ‘telepathic disaster,’ it’d be a lot cooler than this is turning out to be.”

(Perfect Jensen)
fandom:thelosers  pairing:cougar/jensen  author:thefourthvine  WC:11-20K  genre:au  Loc:AO3  trope:powers 
october 2017
It's the sound of angry fists banging on his door that wakes him. Groggily he stumbles out of bed, pulls on sweats that he's pretty sure aren't his, and nearly breaks his neck trying to navigate the stairs. When he manages to jerk the door open he comes face to face with one very pissed off Alpha. And his dad. They're both in uniform.
fandom:teenwolf  Loc:AO3  WC:36-50K  author:vexmybones  pairing:derek/stiles 
september 2017
dance till the morning light
He sees the man at dusk, when the horizon is painted in shades of burnt orange and blushing pink and the coming of night brings the ripe time for mischief.
Yuri is a murderous wind spirit. Otabek is the foreign knight travelling through Yuri’s forest whom he wants to lure to an untimely death. Things don’t go according to plan.
fandom:yurionice  Loc:AO3  author:goldheart  pairing:otabek/yuri  WC:11-20K  genre:au  trope:fairytales  genre:fantasy 
september 2017
Winged Cupid Painted Blind
When Laurent's cousin - the soon to be fiancée of King Damianos of Akielos- elopes with her lover, Laurent hatches a plan to avoid a war. Masquerading as his cousin, Laurent must be as politely unlikable as possible to make Damen decide to call off the wedding. Unfortunately, Damianos happens to be one of the most amiable men he's ever met.
WC:11-20K  author:kittendiamore  fandom:captiveprince  pairing:damen/laurent  Loc:AO3  genre:au  trope:crossdressing 
september 2017
You Send Me (Honest You Do)
As far as potion accidents go in general, and deaging incidents go in particular, Draco knew this could have been so much worse. Harry only lost about ten years, and all his memories are still intact. But the sight of him looking as if he’s stepped straight out of Draco’s Hogwarts memories has dredged up a whole mess of complicated feelings Draco thought he’d buried years ago, and Draco really doesn’t know what to do with any of it.
fandom:harrypotter  pairing:harry/draco  Loc:AO3  author:firethesound  WC:36-50K  genre:EWE  trope:aurorpartners 
september 2017
Once Upon A Time In Brooklyn by Master of Unlocking
Once upon a time, in a faraway land called Brooklyn, an older-than-he-seemed Warlock lived in a fashionable loft apartment...
Magnus Bane angers the wrong warlock and ends up with more than he bargained for. Not only is he cursed to live out fairytales that risk his life in increasingly creative ways, he also has to find his One True Love within the year or face dire consequences.
An AU set in the canon universe.
fandom:shadowhunters  pairing:alec/magnus  Loc:AO3  author:hikarinimichitasora  WC:71-99k  genre:au  trope:fairytales 
september 2017
it's a kind of magic
Alec frowns at a point just over Magnus’ shoulder, and then his eyes widen. “Magnus… did your house plant just wave at me?”

Magnus freezes. He whirls around and glares, hissing, “Figmund, you promised.”

Figmund wiggles its leaves unrepentantly.
fandom:shadowhunters  pairing:alec/magnus  author:thealmostrhetoricalquestion  WC:6-10K  genre:au  Loc:AO3 
september 2017
One Show Only by KouriArashi
It's hard to stay in the closet when the guy you had a one-night stand with two nights ago turns out to be your new partner ... but Alec will be damned if he isn't going to give it a try.
fandom:shadowhunters  pairing:alec/magnus  author:kouriarashi  WC:21-35K  Loc:AO3  genre:au  trope:lawenforcement 
september 2017
A few weeks after the wedding incident, the Clave has Alec arrested and put on trial to have his runes stripped for what seems like no reason. Faced with exile, Alec must come to terms with himself, his feelings for a certain warlock, and the world that he was raised in.
fandom:shadowhunters  author:redskyatmorning  Loc:AO3  WC:21-35K  pairing:alec/magnus  genre:h/c 
august 2017
Per Aspera
Captain Alec Lightwood goes to Atlantis, fights Wraith, gets soul bonded, gets kidnapped, gets sex pollened, blows stuff up, and falls in love. Mostly in that order.
A Stargate Atlantis AU.
fandom:shadowhunters  pairing:alec/magnus  author:beatperfume  WC:11-20K  genre:au  genre:crossover  trope:sga 
august 2017
Recommended for Admission
The war ends. Iruka gets promoted. Things go differently for Kakashi.

(The tags are mostly entirely accurate and I love a long fic that cares more about plot than shoving as much porn in as possible)
fandom:naruto  pairing:kakairu  pairing:kakashi/iruka  WC:21-35K  author:pentapus  Loc:AO3  genre:au 
august 2017
There May Be Some Collateral Damage
Ichigo’s been ordered to go undercover at a magic school to bodyguard a kid named Harry Potter, and this would be fine, except that he’s about as good at bodyguarding as he is at magic. And he considers it a good day, magic-wise, if he hasn’t set anything on fire.

(This fic is a gift. A GIFT, I tell you. And my life has been enriched by an unholy an amount for having read it. Done in traditional crossover fashion, not a HP-based!AU, Ichigo is dispatched by the Soul Society to deal with the wrongness that is Voldemort's soul splitting nonsense and the additional horror that is Harry during fifth year. He's just so done with everything and it is great)
fandom:harrypotter  fandom:bleach  pairing:gen  author:metisket  WC:51-70K  Loc:AO3  genre:crossover 
august 2017
Flashes of an unknown past haunt Naruto, entwining his steps with those of a former life no longer content to stay forgotten. There's a voice on the wind and another lifetime in his head, and it’s time for Uzushio’s Storm God to rise once more.
(The soul of a city is a hard thing to kill. Uzushio is still aware, still waiting. And now, with the rebirth of her greatest Kage, it’s time to call her people home.)

(I have bafflingly little idea who some of these people were due to my inability to commit to any series that goes longer than like 100 chapters, but this was a very satisfying long read)
fandom:naruto  pairing:sasuke/naruto  pairing:sasunaru  author:blackkat  Loc:AO3  genre:au  trope:reincarnation  WC:100K+ 
august 2017
The One Where They're Stars on HGTV
Have you ever seen "Love It or List It"? In which Arthur is the real estate agent and Eames is the designer.
fandom:inception  pairing:eames/arthur  author:earlgreytea68  WC:400k  genre:au  trope:celebrities  Loc:AO3 
august 2017
The Katsulanont Guide to Surviving College (Rice Cooker Required)
It’s Phichit’s fault.
It’s always Phichit’s fault.
(Or: A friendship told through three hamsters, a rice cooker, and the resurrected trade-and-barter system.)
fandom:yurionice  pairing:gen  Loc:AO3  WC:0-5k  author:xylophones 
august 2017
Under Yellow Moons
They stare at each other, half-grinning, and Derek knows it’s definitely the absolute wrong time for this, but he wants. He wants to grin at Stiles over dinner every day for the rest of his life, baffled over yams and Moon Pie Day, and, god, crap, goddamn, when the fuck did he have time to fall in love?
The life and times of Deputy Stiles and Supernatural Foster Dad Derek Hale
fandom:teenwolf  Loc:AO3  WC:11-20K  author:skoosiepants  pairing:derek/stiles  genre:au  trope:lawenforcement  trope:kid!fic 
august 2017
Cross a Canyon (with a broken limb)
“You never graduated,” Stiles says, just to say it. To test it out in the open air. That's... huh.
Stiles spends his senior year battling troll-gremlins, taking on an unexpected tutoring job, and definitely not falling for a certain sourwolf (even though everyone else seems to think he is).
fandom:teenwolf  pairing:derek/stiles  author:theroguesgambit  WC:11-20K  Loc:AO3  trope:fakedating 
august 2017
Yuuri (on my wall)
Victor wishes he had a collection of Yuuri's memorabilia. Yuuri doesn't think there is any.
Yuri Plisetsky knows better.

(I refuse to accept that this fic is not canon)
fandom:yurionice  pairing:viktor/yuuri  Loc:AO3  author:rosie_rues  WC:0-5k 
july 2017
Do I Wake or Sleep?
Bond is MI6’s latest reaper — a conveyer of souls from this world to the afterlife — and he's not overly happy about his new working conditions. Q has been with the Secret Intelligence Service since the beginning, and he’s so lonely that he wants to die — except for the fact that he’s already dead and has been for a hundred years or so. M has no idea what to do with either of them and to add to all the stress, someone’s just blown up her office.
fandom:skyfall  pairing:bond/q  Loc:AO3  WC:36-50K  author:winterhill  genre:au  genre:fantasy 
july 2017
At First Bite
"Phichit," Yuuri said slowly, noting that the hamsters currently had fangs. Tiny, needle-sharp fangs. "Did you name your hamsters Spikester, Hamsticula, and Edward Cullen II because they actually drink the blood of the innocent?"
"Oh, you caught that?" Phichit asked with a winning smile.
fandom:yurionice  Loc:AO3  pairing:viktor/yuuri  WC:0-5k  author:opalish  genre:au  trope:vampires 
july 2017
The One with the Cat
“You know this would be easier if I could figure out what the hell I even am,” Stiles retorted before he could stop himself.
“We can discuss that, if you’d like,” Deaton said, as glacially calm as he always was.
Stiles sighed, hearing the instruction behind the blandness.
“A druid is a defender,” he recited, “a warlock’s adept at warring, a magician mimics, a wizard hordes wisdom, a mage is a maker, a sorcerer summons, a spark-”
Or, Stiles is a magical -something he's still trying to figure out- but it's hard to be a druid's apprentice, act normal despite his epic crush on Derek Hale, and not let his tenuous control of his abilities out him at every turn.
Which is about when a magical cat suddenly decides he's Stiles' familiar. Because of course that's what he needs in his life.

(I'm still confused about why, exactly, Stiles had to hide his identity and pretend he didn't know the Hales were werewolves when it was apparently a non-issue)
fandom:teenwolf  pairing:derek/stiles  Loc:AO3  author:ravingrevolution  WC:21-35K  genre:au  trope:magic!Stiles 
july 2017
“The debt must be repaid,” she says, and it has the weight of a vow. The words resonate through him, ringing through his ribcage and the bones of his jaw, and Stiles loses his breath and maybe his grip on reality because she draws herself upright and where there had once stood a supermodel-level MILF now there is Galadriel’s much hotter older sister, a Presence of unmistakable power in their ordinary, smells-vaguely-of-Thai-takeout hallway.
“Oh shit,” Stiles says.
fandom:teenwolf  pairing:derek/stiles  Loc:AO3  WC:21-35K  author:unpossible  podficcer:mothlights  genre:au  trope:timetravel 
july 2017
Everything Under the Moon
“Just go in and buy him something and attach a note that says, like, I don’t know,” she flips a curl over her shoulder, “let’s bone.”
Derek looks up at the sky and purses his lips. Doesn’t dignify that with a response. There’s no way in hell Derek is going to attach some dinky little note to Stiles’ gift that is either as crass as Erica’s suggestion or as humiliating as something he could come up with himself – no fucking way in hell.
But she does have a point. Stiles’ birthday is coming and Derek is shit out of luck and shit out of ideas for ways to make Stiles see him as anything more than just Derek. The way Stiles looks at him sometimes, it’s like he has no fucking idea.

(Derek has the worst luck)
fandom:teenwolf  pairing:derek/stiles  author:standinginanicedress  WC:11-20K  Loc:AO3  trope:magic!Stiles 
july 2017
In This World or the Next
Derek wakes up to the smell of frying bacon and brewing coffee on an ordinary morning in his ordinary life, but he can't help but shake the feeling that he's forgotten something important. It probably has to do with the three wishes he'd been granted by the fae after saving the life of their fairy prince, and possibly also the sheriff's missing son.
In which Derek Hale learns that sometimes being given what we want more than anything else has disastrous consequences.
fandom:teenwolf  pairing:derek/stiles  Loc:AO3  author:lissadiane  WC:11-20K  trope:amnesia 
july 2017
Your First Time Should Be Special
The thing about being a captain of a starship is that you forget how to break up with people; the starship is a gigantic, unmistakable clue that you're probably not sticking around.

(This was tagged as a melancholy love story when I found it another person's reccs so I was reluctant at first because SAD FIC! NO! but tbh, this would totally be happy fic except... *waves a hand* Jim. What even.)
fandom:startrek  pairing:kirk/spock  Loc:AO3  WC:6-10K  author:helenish 
july 2017
Stiles groans and drops his face into his hands. “I’m seventeen, I can kind of use mountain ash and I can explode houses when I’m mad enough. How am I gonna win any kind of magic fight?”
“We’ll work on it,” Deaton says, as infuriatingly calm as ever. “The important thing to remember, Stiles, is that when everything else is chaos, you’re the port in the storm.”
Laura Hale never died, and Stiles is magic.
fandom:teenwolf  pairing:derek/stiles  author:skoosiepants  WC:21-35K  Loc:AO3  genre:au  trope:magic!Stiles 
june 2017
A Very Long Summer
Mike and Rudy go back to Camp Algonkian Island... as counsellors!

(I had to do some crazy google-fu in order to find this fic again because all I could remember was vague details, one of the character's names, and... that it was about summer camp and pranks? Like, I never even knew the fandom. But hahahahahaha I HAVE FOUND YOU AGAIN AND THIS TIME I AM SAVING YOU FOR SURE)
fandom:iwanttogohome  pairing:rudy/mike  author:calathea  WC:100K+  Loc:AO3 
june 2017
love on a deposit of frozen pleistocene carbon
Sasha is the only person to have lasted more than a year at Wrest Island Arctic Research Station, except, of course, for Dr. Bäckström.
Or: Sasha's head over heels, in a slightly more than figurative sense.
fandom:hockeyRPF  pairing:backstrom/ovechkin  author:angularmomentum  WC:6-10K  Loc:AO3  genre:au 
june 2017
The Course of Honour
When Jainan arrived on Iskat to represent his home planet in a diplomatic marriage to Imperial Prince Taam, he was naïve enough to hope the match would work. Taam knew better. Five years later, his confidence shattered, Jainan is released when Taam dies in an accident, only to be faced with another marriage to help salvage his treaty. Jainan understands how the real world works now; but Prince Kiem - the cheerful, scandal-prone darling of the Iskat celebrity magazines - keeps breaking all the rules he's learned.
fandom:original  pairing:original  author:avoliot  WC:100K+  genre:scifi  trope:space  trope:arrangedmarriage 
june 2017
Hermione Granger's Hogwarts Crammer for Delinquents on the Run
'You're a wizard, Harry' is easier to hear from a half-giant when you're eleven, rather than from some kids on a tube platform when you're seventeen and late for work.
fandom:harrypotter  pairing:harry/draco  author:waspabi  WC:71-99k  Loc:AO3  genre:au 
may 2017
Such Great Heights
Draco Malfoy, wide-eyed and pale and in a decidedly ragged shirt, was crouched next to the pile of whatever the dragon had been eating. Harry threw himself to a halt and yelled, “Merlin, how many times do I have to save your life?”
fandom:harrypotter  pairing:harry/draco  Loc:AO3  author:softlyforgotten  WC:71-99k  genre:EWE 
may 2017
Just Hold On (We're Going Home)
Where Yuuri remembers the banquet, Viktor forgets, and Yakov Feltsman has his own plans.
“I’ve been made aware of your recent break with Celestino Cialdini, and would like to offer you a trial period where you train under me, in St. Petersburg. There are only three conditions: you will board with another one of my students, you will take ballet with Madame Baranovskaya, and you will help me coach Yuri Plisetsky, who refuses to listen to my criticisms of his spins.” Yakov nods at this point, leans forwards and looks Yuuri in the eye. “I will charge no coaching fees.” With a deal like that, even if it means he has to face Viktor again, Yuuri has no choice but to agree.

(Relies super heavy on the miscommunication trope--like to a frustrating level)
fandom:yurionice  Loc:AO3  pairing:viktor/yuuri  WC:21-35K  author:kiaronna  genre:au  trope:roommates  trope:misunderstanding 
may 2017
a constant satellite
Victor’s been in a constant state of falling since Sochi, and with his return to Russian soil for the Rostelecom Cup looming, everyone needs to know.
fandom:yurionice  Loc:AO3  author:sixpences  WC:6-10K  pairing:viktor/yuuri 
may 2017
a little nest
On second thought, Yuri doesn't know why he expected Victor to be able to function without Katsuki, like, at all, ever.
fandom:yurionice  pairing:viktor/yuuri  Loc:AO3  author:lazulisong  WC:0-5k  genre:au  trope:abo 
may 2017
Work Song
Peter Parker has his company, more money than he knows what to do with, and the echoes of a ghost in his head. Johnny Storm's lost his family, his home, and is clinging to the remnants of his old life.
"I’m here with you. That’s not nothing, right?”“No,” Peter agreed. It definitely felt like something, all the way up here with Johnny so close they were almost touching.
Peter looked at him, at the full lips set in a slight frown, the sharp curve of his jaw, the way his hair fell across his forehead. He fit all the dazzling lights around them, warm like sunshine even in the middle of the night.
“Beautiful,” Peter said before he could stop himself.

(so much angst)
fandom:marvel  pairing:peter/johnny  Loc:AO3  WC:36-50K  author:traincat 
may 2017
Look Right Through It
It had taken Nicklas quite a while to realize that Alex got jealous when he zoned out.
Alex was a possessive person; Nicklas was attentive enough to figure that out on his own. Alex didn’t like it when the people he liked ignored him, and he fucking loved it when those same people paid attention to him, only to him. This had never been a point of contention between them, since Alex could make Nicklas pay attention to him simply by existing.

(This is the kind of overwhelmingly into someone quality fic that I am here for)
fandom:hockeyRPF  pairing:backstrom/ovechkin  author:ferritin4  WC:6-10K  genre:au  trope:sentinel  Loc:AO3 
may 2017
Pre-Existing Condition
“Anyway, he’s staying with me for a while,” John says.
“My place got firebombed,” Matt says, reflexively.
fandom:diehard  pairing:matt/john  Loc:AO3  author:helenish  WC:11-20K  trope:fakedating 
may 2017
between the motion and the act
"They don't want it to be real," Laurent says. He touches lightly, with his fingertips, where he's written LOVE WINS. "They want us to sell them a fantasy, and they want just enough reality that they can pretend it might happen to them, one day."

(I want all of Fahye's fics to be, like, 100k so I can wallow in them and spend hours soaking in the on point characterizations and witty writing. I don't want to leave this fic. I want to stay forever)
fandom:captiveprince  pairing:damen/laurent  author:fahye  Loc:AO3  WC:11-20K  genre:au  trope:actor 
may 2017
call me, beep me
(00:31) Do you think she gave me the wrong number on purpose?
(00:31) Or was it a genuine mistake?
(00:32) Like maybe she writes funny and I misread it?
(00:32) Some of the numbers do look a little dodgy...
(00:33) Cause, you know, her threes could very easily be poorly formed eights? And maybe she writes her sevens like her ones?
(00:45) What
(00:46) The
(00:46) Fuck???
(00:47) Oh good, you are awake!

where lance messages the wrong number and things kind of snowball from there

(when I started this fic, I really could not believe it would be 85k of texting and it's not... It's more like 75k of texting with just a couple scenes. That being said, it was still kind of ridiculously adorable. 4/5. Loses a star because I do wish there'd been more moving away from the text message format and because I sometimes struggled to remember which character was underlined text and which was underlined and italicized and so forth)
fandom:voltron  pairing:lance/keith  Loc:AO3  author:safra  WC:71-99k  genre:au  genre:epistolary 
april 2017
the slow pace of geologic time
Jack looks at her and then puts her luggage down and leans in, grabs her into a full-body hug, right there on the sidewalk, holding her so close. She can’t remember when he last hugged her this hard. “He told his parents. About being gay. About us,” he says into her shoulder. “They were awful.”

(*sobs a little* that packed quite a punch)
fandom:checkplease  pairing:bitty/jack  author:westernredcedar  WC:0-5k  Loc:AO3  genre:h/c 
april 2017
Vinny gets a life
“Hey Vinny, still doing that whole virgin shit to turn into a super goalie?” Bergen asks. “‘Cause man, gotta break it to you, you’re never going to be a starter, so maybe you should give up and get your dick wet already.”
Thomas stabs at him with his stick. He isn’t proud of it, especially since an icing gets nullified when a dumbass goalie puts his team on the penalty kill between plays with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

(Awesome asexual!hockey player fic with some seriously A++ pining going on. I was on the edge of my seat waiting for updates to this fic)
fandom:hockeyRPF  pairing:original  Loc:AO3  WC:51-70K  author:youcouldmakealife  random:asexuality!fic_fy! 
april 2017
No Dancing
‘I think people are dancing,’ Otabek says.
‘I’m not dancing with you!’ Yuri yelps, and then realises that Otabek never said he wanted to dance with Yuri. Good. Yuri doesn’t want to dance with him. Or anyone. No dancing.
‘No dancing,’ Otabek says, apparently reading Yuri’s mind. They stare at each other for another moment.
‘You want to get out of here?’ Yuri says, and then braces himself for - for what, he doesn’t know. Mockery, perhaps. Too-enthusiastic agreement. Anything.
fandom:yurionice  pairing:otabek/yuri  author:ineptshieldmaid  WC:0-5k  Loc:AO3 
april 2017
The Brave and the Bold
The traditional Lucratiann form of romantic poetry was highly stylized. The closest similarity he had found on earth was the sonnet, but Zac didn't have much interest or talent at those either. Not that Stalker would have reacted well to receiving poetry, although that could be pretty hilarious on its own. If Zac was ever going to write anything about him it would have been an encyclopedia or a textbook, something where unembellished facts were laid down line after line with clinical precision.

(Tim/Kon as thinly disguised orig fic. Still, it was cute)
fandom:original  pairing:original  author:lynadyndyn  WC:11-20K  Loc:AO3 
april 2017
Model Behaviour
Allow me to define the word "office-mate" for you: it's a noun. Not a verb.
fandom:naruto  pairing:kakairu  pairing:kakashi/iruka  WC:0-5k  Loc:AO3  author:karanguni  genre:au  trope:officeau 
april 2017
Marked With Indelible Ink
The darker the letters, the stronger the bond, and Travis has never seen letters darker than the ones on his wrist.
fandom:commonlaw  pairing:wes/travis  author:watanuki_sama  WC:0-5k  Loc:AO3  trope:soulmates 
april 2017
is it too late now to say sorry
I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS, Eric types furiously into Twitter. THIS IS LIKE RENAMING LAKE WOEBEGONE “LAKE SCOTT WALKER.” // Or, the only person in the entirety of Canada who is upset about Jack Zimmermann’s first Stanley Cup is Eric Bittle, and by God is every single one of Eric’s 160,000 Twitter followers going to hear about it.
fandom:checkplease  pairing:bitty/jack  Loc:AO3  WC:0-5k  author:magneticwave  genre:au 
april 2017
Draco snorted. “I’m not reduced to penury. I want something considerably beyond money, and I rather think you’re the only one can give it to me.”
“You want the Invisibility Cloak,” Harry said, flatly. He’d half expected as much; it was the only thing he had that Draco could want—
“Don’t be stupid, Potter,” Draco said. “I want my reputation back.”
fandom:harrypotter  pairing:harry/draco  Loc:AO3  WC:11-20K  author:astolat 
april 2017
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