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Vaster Than Empires - Ayezur
the AU one where kaoru is forced to marry kenshin and plans to murder him in his sleep but ends up falling in love with him because i mean it’s kenshin, like, who wouldn’t?

author desc:
Alternate Universe. The Western Army is defeated; the country stands, uneasy, under the hand of the Tokugawa. Kaoru Kamiya, whose family was on the losing side, has been sold into marriage for the sake of peace. Her new husband is a legend, a demon bound in human form, marked by his blood-lust and his bright red hair...
2013  length:100-250k  fandom:kenshin  pairing:kenshin/kaoru  category:m/f  arranged-marriage  fake-dating 
november 2018 by magalisays
Away Childish Things - lettered
various de-ageing adventures in which malfoy and harry both realize how fucked up their childhoods were. normally not at all a fan of kidfic and this is not my fave trope (and tbh the characterizations are *very* fanon) but reading it felt a little like pulling a warm blanket over my emotional core

author desc:
Harry gets de-aged. Malfoy has to help him.
fandom:harry-potter  pairing:drarry  length:100-250k  kidfic  2018  category:m/m 
november 2018 by magalisays
The Goblin Market - ViciouslyWitty
i freely admit that i haven't read this since 2014, but i remember thinking it was one of the better "integrating myth and faerie" stories. but also i seem to recall they end up with like, two kids, so... ymmv.

author desc:
Nine years after defeating the Labyrinth, Sarah is in Ireland - a land of old magic, where legend suggests her victory comes with a price and her story is far from finished. Something ancient has been set in motion and Sarah finds herself at the centre of a very old, very Goblin, tradition.

As time passes, fruit ripens. Let the feast begin at the Goblin Market...
fandom:labyrinth  pairing:jareth/sarah  category:m/f  length:100-250k  2008 
september 2018 by magalisays
The Edinburgh Problem - snorklepie
casefic of a sort. read this one at megan's suggestion; it's fine, but it does drag a bit. i love cousin violet, though.

arthur desc:
“A nice holiday, just a bit more...murdery. ” John said drily.

“Yes! The best kind of holiday!” Sherlock beamed. “So we won’t get bored!”

After he separates from Mary, John returns to Baker Street. Following a request for help from Sherlock's cousin Violet, the detective and his blogger take a trip to Edinburgh. John discovers more about the Holmes family and Sherlock than he bargained for, but tries not to run screaming.
fandom:sherlock  pairing:john/sherlock  category:m/m  length:100-250k  2014 
september 2018 by magalisays
A Forfeit of Dreams - KL_Morgan
the more or less definitive "sarah goes back to the labyrinth" fic, with an ambiguously happy ending. klm was *the* labyrinth bnf back in the day.

author desc:
"How much do you know about legends?" the man asked abruptly.

Brian shrugged. "There's lots. They involve magic."

"No, they involve fear."
fandom:labyrinth  pairing:jareth/sarah  category:m/f  length:100-250k  2001 
september 2018 by magalisays
All Life is Yours to Miss - Saras_Girl
the one where they're professors and malfoy has a pet beetle and pranks harry. harry ends up in a coma and they fall in love and it's very sweet, bc it's saras_girl.

author desc:
Professor Malfoy's world is contained, controlled, and as solitary as he can make it, but when an act of petty revenge goes horribly awry, he and his trusty six-legged friend are thrown into Hogwarts life at the deep end and must learn to live, love and let go.
author:saras_girl  fandom:harry-potter  pairing:drarry  category:m/m  length:100-250k  2013 
september 2018 by magalisays
Ain't No Grave - spitandvinegar
the one where bucky's memories are slowly coming back to him and in the meantime he accidentally adopts a couple of orphans and his ptsd is a BITCH

author desc:
It's six in the morning, and Steve is heading out on a run when he nearly trips over a bouquet of sunflowers on the front steps of his brownstone.

For a second paranoia takes over, and he kicks the flowers a little, waiting for them to explode. They don't. They also came with a card, which he picks up. The front of the card has a tasteful picture of the Brooklyn bridge at sunset. It's very nice and sedate, like the kind of card you would buy to give to your boss. On the inside someone has written a short message in big, shaky block letters.

I AM SORRY FOR SHOOTING YOU.

Steve sits down hard on the steps.
fandom:mcu  pairing:stucky  category:m/m  length:100-250k  2015  kidfic 
september 2018 by magalisays
What We Pretend We Can't See - gyzym
the best "wizard house magic nonsense" fic you will ever read. or at least, to me. the timing helped; early 2017 was hell and gyzym threw us all a lifeline out of NOWHERE.

author desc:
Seven years out from the war, Harry learns the hard truth of old history: it’s never quite as far behind you as you thought.
fandom:harry-potter  pairing:drarry  category:m/m  length:100-250k  2017  faves 
september 2018 by magalisays
boy with a scar - dirgewithoutmusic
the harry potter au series we all deserve. honestly, every single one of these is a fucking goldmine.

author desc:
What if Neville was the Chosen One, and James and Lily survived?
&
What if Neville was the Chosen One, and James and Lily were tortured by the Lestranges?

the kids who chose themselves:
What if Neville and Harry were both killed as infants, and there was no Chosen One?

no place like home:
What if Petunia refused to take him in, and so Harry was raised in Hogwarts?

the family evans:
What if Petunia had raised Harry like a son?

the heir of something or other:
What if Harry was Sorted Slytherin?

he will have power the dark lord knows not:
What if Harry was a squib?

the girl who lived
What if Harry was a girl? (cis)

the girl who lived (again)
What if Harry was a girl? (trans)

the last son
What if Ron was the Chosen One?

the brightest witch of her age
What if Hermione was the Chosen One?

baby birds and other adventures
What if Harry and Hermione met before Hogwarts?

the family potter
What if the Dursleys died, and Dudley was left on Lily and James's doorstep?

perfectly normal, thank you very much
What if Petunia was the witch and Lily the Muggle?

a life of smoke and silvered glass
What if Severus Snape stayed friends with Lily?
author:dirgewithoutmusic  fandom:harry-potter  category:gen  length:100-250k  2015  2016  2017  faves 
september 2018 by magalisays
All the Best and Brightest Creatures - wordstrings
katie forsythe's ao3 penname for sherlock is wordstrings. a lot of p bleak stuff happens in this, and an overwhelming sense of dread pervades til close to the end, but i just love her so much that it's worth it.

author desc:
Sherlock sent Jim Moriarty to prison for killing Carl Powers at age ten. This is the story of the consequences.
fandom:sherlock  pairing:john/sherlock  length:100-250k  category:m/m  2012 
september 2018 by magalisays
The Course of Honour - Avoliot
the original work by avoliot <3 <3 <3 space prince arranged marriage feat. lost in the snow & there was only one bed!!!

author desc:
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:course-of-honour  author:avoliot  pairing:jainan/kiem  arranged-marriage  length:100-250k  category:m/m  2017  faves 
september 2018 by magalisays
An Ever-Fixed Mark - AMarguerite
the one where lizzie's soulmark leads to her marrying colonel fitzwilliam first. eventual darcy/lizzie, obviously. extremely long, but great, with bonus shade @ colonel brandon's cradle-robbing and background fanny/mary crawford content.

author desc:
fandom:jane-austen  pairing:elizabeth/darcy  length:100-250k  2016  au  soulmates  category:m/f 
september 2018 by magalisays
AT THE SAME STARS - spicyshimmy
the one where spock is part of pike's crew when they pick up survivors from tarsus iv. (or: the one where they meet much earlier, and it changes both everything and nothing in the long run.)

author desc:
First Officer Spock of the USS Enterprise is part of the away team that discovers the survivors of Tarsus IV. Captain Pike assigns him to the curious case of James Tiberius Kirk, who steals one of Spock's sweaters. There were no sufficient Vulcan poetics to describe the emptiness of the colony as it was found on the morning of stardate 2249.43. The fully-completed residential sector was neither ugly nor beautiful but simply remote; a hollow landscape of metal alloys and sensible architecture, with determined vegetation growing alongside the support beams. They did not flower.
author:spicyshimmy  fandom:star-trek-aos  pairing:kirk/spock  length:100-250k  2014  category:m/m 
september 2018 by magalisays
THE SUM OF BOTH OF US - spicyshimmy
the one where kirk lands on vulcan after escaping tarsus iv and grows up with spock. (thus, kidfic. for a while anwyay.) borderline epic length, but great (and lots of a++ amanda feels).

author desc:
Jim Kirk is nine when a massacre on Tarsus IV leaves him without a family and without a home. Spock is twelve when a strange boy in the desert saves his sehlat. Families aren't born; they're made. The look in mother’s eyes at his correction remained a mystery long after the colors of the night sky and the complex patterns of distant nebulae had become translatable by means of distinct and relatively straightforward equations.
author:spicyshimmy  fandom:star-trek-aos  pairing:kirk/spock  length:100-250k  kidfic  2013  category:m/m  faves 
september 2018 by magalisays
Chosen Man - Sineala
eagle of the ninth AU where marcus is given a command and wins over esca by asking him to be his first

author desc:
The son of the man who lost the Eagle of the Ninth would never be allowed a first command of his very own fort, would he?

Marcus is posted not to Isca Dumnoniorum, but to a wretched and run-down garrison north of the Wall. There he finds that he is the new centurion of a group of scouts and spies, all of them British. He has few supplies and no experience. His men distrust him. His superiors despise him. His second-in-command is an incompetent drunkard. And the local tribes are determined to kill all of them.

But the worst thing of all is one of Marcus' soldiers. He is an enigmatic, dangerous, and insubordinate man by the name of Esca, who makes Marcus yearn for terrifying things he has never before wanted and can never, ever let himself have...
fandom:other-books  d/s  au  length:100-250k  2013  category:m/m 
september 2018 by magalisays

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