midnightbex + buzzfeed.unsolved   90

Fic: BFFs Get Handcuffed Together For 24 Hours - Ryan & Shane [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
“May death do us part,” he said in a stupid, ghoulish voice.

“It’s only 24 hours, you dick,” Ryan said around a strangled laugh.

“Yeah, 24 hours,” Shane said. “Or death. Whichever comes first.”

“You’re saying you wouldn’t uncuff me to save my life?” Ryan asked, wheezing.

Shane turned to look straight into the camera filming.

“Them’s the rules. Shane ain’t never lost a challenge.”

Or, in which Ryan deals with his feelings by not dealing with them at all.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:livikate  (genre:rpf)  (content:handcuffed.together)  (content:developing.relationship)  (content:pining)  (content:domestic)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:2501-5k) 
april 2019 by midnightbex
Fic: it started like this [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
Shane thinks that if he can just pin down when it started, maybe he can do something about it. Think himself out of it, somehow. Understand the problem to solve the problem.

(He tries not to think about what, exactly, the problem is.)
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:sky_somedays  (genre:rpf)  (content:get.together)  (content:denial.of.feelings)  (content:pining)  (content:friends.to.lovers)  [rating:pants]  (words:1001-2500) 
april 2019 by midnightbex
Fic: The Shine of Obsidian [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
After months of negotiations, Ryan and Shane are given permission to do a weekend long investigation for Unsolved at The Overlook, a famously haunted hotel which is left abandoned during the fall and winter seasons due to severe weather conditions and its relative isolation.

Once left on their own, what Shane had thought would be a fun weekend turns into a fight for survival when Ryan becomes possessed by the very demon he was hunting.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:victoriaagrey  (genre:rpf)  (au)  (au:the.shining)  (content:possession)  (content:get.together)  (content:first.time)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:15001-25k) 
april 2019 by midnightbex
Fic: i need a tall glass of something [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
Ryan bites him. Maybe a little too hard. Maybe not hard enough. There’s definitely blood, but whatever – Shane’s finger is still attached and Ryan’s still a fucking parrot. They’re both losers here.
!locked  buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:amosanguis  (genre:rpf)  (content:animal.transformation)  (content:humor)  [rating:pants]  (words:2501-5k) 
april 2019 by midnightbex
Fic: Indiana Bergara And The Lost Shirt Buttons [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
“Just think, when they take our picture for the paper, this is what we’re going to be wearing.”

You’re going to be wearing that forever if I have anything to say about it, Shane thought to himself as they loaded up into their rental SUV to become treasure millionaires.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:drunkkenobi  (genre:rpf)  (content:pwp)  (kink:oral)  (kink:hand.jobs)  (kink:costume)  (content:established.relationship)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:1001-2500) 
april 2019 by midnightbex
Fic: two to fall apart [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
“I know you’re sitting over there, probably like, ‘oh, Ryan’s such an idiot, he’s afraid of ghosts but not serial killers.’”

“I’m thinking your sense of self-preservation is a sham. You absolutely seek out things that you believe are a danger to your person.”

“And you're so incredibly invested in my person?”

“I am! I enjoy your person. I would like it not to be carved up and put on a Christmas display.”

Ryan laughs, and Shane can’t begin to fathom how that’s even remotely funny.

or

Ryan wants to investigate a case that's just a little too recent for Shane's tastes.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:literalmetaphor  (genre:rpf)  (content:violence)  (content:pining)  [rating:pants]  (words:35001-45k) 
april 2019 by midnightbex
Fic: (please don't take this as) anything but honest [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
"Ryan would look over at him with pleading eyes and a plastic smile, and Shane would let his skull settle at the top of the headrest with a grey static running between his ears, and they wouldn’t speak about it."
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:makehomesofhumans  (genre:rpf)  (content:pining)  (content:get.together)  (content:first.kiss)  [rating:pants]  (words:5001-10k) 
april 2019 by midnightbex
On the first night of our future - thewindupbird - Buzzfeed Unsolved (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
“You know, there’s something noble about sleeping on the floor,” he says, and holds the package out.

“Noble?” Ryan says. “You know, this is a serious ghost hunt. It’s a serious show, and you’re opening snacks like a six year old.” He takes the box anyway and dips his hand inside. “Are you going to start talking about wood grain now, and the quality of the plywood?”
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:windupbird  (genre:rpf)  (content:first.kiss)  (content:get.together)  [rating:pants]  (words:5001-10k) 
april 2019 by midnightbex
Fic: You've Been Starring in My Dreams [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
“Ryan Bergara. You know, about this tall, scared of his own shadow, and loves the Lakers more than life itself. My co-host, that Ryan.”

“You have a co-host? Since when?”

“Since always?” Shane lowered his voice. “Is this for a video? It’s cool, I’ll play along.”

Andrew looked at him like he was growing a second head. “I was going to ask you the same thing. I have no idea what you’re talking about.”

Or: Shane goes to work one day and Ryan’s not there. Ryan’s not anywhere.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:drunkkenobi  (genre:rpf)  (au)  (au:canon.divergence)  (content:angst)  (content:mystery)  (content:first.kiss)  [rating:pants]  (words:5001-10k) 
april 2019 by midnightbex
Fic: tousled and undone [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
Shane’s a good person. He does his taxes, he doesn’t litter, he uses his goddamn blinkers. He’s a decent human being.

So he’d really like to know why the universe keeps fucking him over.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:abovetheruins  (genre:rpf)  (content:pining)  (content:humor)  (content:fluff)  [rating:pants]  (words:1001-2500) 
april 2019 by midnightbex
Fic: Bringing Things Together [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
“Look,” Shane says over the phone. “Mistakes were made.”

“Mistakes,” Ryan repeats.

“I’ve got myself in a pickle.”

“What have you handcuffed yourself to?” Ryan asks, cutting to the chase and there’s a pointed pause from Shane on the other end. Ryan actually has to check to make sure the call hasn’t dropped.

“That’s not important,” Shane eventually says.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:blacktofade  (genre:rpf)  (content:friends.to.lovers)  (content:situational.humiliation)  (content:first.time)  (kink:bondage)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:5001-10k) 
april 2019 by midnightbex
Fic: that first, initial feeling [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved au]
“You’re called the Treasure Chest,” Shane says blankly to the man behind the counter, who is looking at him with a completely neutral expression. His name tag suggests that he is called Ryan. “It’s -- literally every sex shop in the history of sex shops was called The Treasure Chest. I’m pretty sure it’s in the by-laws.”

“The by-laws ... for sex shops?” Ryan asks.

Shane fixes him with a look. He sells crystals, which means he’s a con man, which means he’s a deviant of at least some kind, which means he’s been to a sex shop and he knows exactly what Shane means. “Listen,” Shane says, and then nothing else, because Ryan The Counter Man pulls an arm behind his head to stretch and the sight of his surprisingly beefy arms short-circuits Shane’s brain.

The man blinks patiently at him. “I’m listening,” he says, encouragingly.

OR: An AU in which Ryan runs a crystals store, and Shane is beguiled by him anyway.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:varnes  (au)  (au:job)  (content:get.together)  (content:secret.relationship)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:15001-25k) 
march 2019 by midnightbex
Fic: Schaumburg Abbey [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved au]
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.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:siria  (au)  (au:regency)  [rating:pants]  (words:10001-15k) 
february 2019 by midnightbex
Fic: You Make the World Seem Bigger [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
The creature stirs. She squirm-drags herself down until she’s on Ryan’s belly, and then she noses at the pocket of his hoodie. Ryan gently tucks her in so only her head is visible, and they both watch as she sighs happily and burrows into the warmth.

Ryan looks up at him, beaming. It is, Shane has to admit, very cute.

“Ryan Bergara, Father of Goat-Dragons,” Shane says. “I can’t believe she already likes you best.”

“Yeah, well,” Ryan says. “You tried to name her Snooki and turn her over to the state of California, so you reap what you sow.”

OR: Ryan and Shane film a Supernatural episode in the Pine Barrens on the elusive Jersey Devil. They don’t manage to find it, but a few months after filming, one definitely finds them. And it’s decided they’d make great adoptive parents.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:beethechange  (genre:rpf)  (content:accidental.baby.acquisition)  (creature:cryptid)  (content:kid.fic)  (content:get.together)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:35001-45k) 
february 2019 by midnightbex
Fic: your love is three times better [ryan/shane/sara, buzzfeed unsolved]
>Are you guys sure you want me around tomorrow night? he asks, lying on his back under the covers of his bed, phone held to his chest and breathing slowly until he feels the vibration of Shane’s reply just minutes later.

>Of course we do. Why wouldn’t we?

Ryan grimaces as he types out the words, >It’s Valentine’s Day. Don’t you want to do romance stuff?
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej/sara.rubin  author:sarcasticfishes  (genre:rpf)  (content:5things)  (kink:voyeurism)  (kink:exhibitionism)  (content:pining)  (content:polyamory)  (content:get.together)  (content:failure.to.communicate)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:10001-15k) 
january 2019 by midnightbex
Fic: Another Bad Habit [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved rpf]
“You need to stop looking at me like that,” Ryan tells him bluntly.

“Like what?” Shane asks, as though he doesn’t know. He’s pulling apart his leftover crust like a nervous tick.

“Like you’re still thinking about who has or hasn’t fucked me.”

He’s hoping the bluntness will shame Shane into cutting that shit out, but Shane mostly just goes pink, his throat shifting as he swallows. He doesn’t admit to anything, but he drops his handful of crust.

“Is that what this is?” Ryan pushes. “Are you being uncool about my life, or do you have some kind of weird thing about virgins?”
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:blacktofade  (genre:rpf)  (content:loss.of.virginity)  (kink:virginity)  (content:friends.to.lovers)  (content:first.time)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:10001-15k) 
january 2019 by midnightbex
Fic: Far Too Many Bats [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
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.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:beethechange  (genre:rpf)  (content:friends.to.lovers)  (content:hurt/comfort)  (content:d/s)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:5001-10k) 
january 2019 by midnightbex
Fic: we never act this regular [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
“So when you gonna come collect?”

Shane blinks, slowly, and has never before been so distracted by Ryan saying the word ‘come’ in such an ordinary context. 

“Collect?” he asks, feels a little dizzy.

“Your dues,” Ryan tilts his head, and there’s no way to describe it other than coy. “Why haven’t you come for what you’re owed?”
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:sarcasticfishes  (genre:rpf)  (content:friends.to.lovers)  (content:pining)  (content:failure.to.communicate)  (kink:phone.sex)  (content:get.together)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:5001-10k)  [verse:where.your.hands.should.be] 
january 2019 by midnightbex
Fic: A Sensitive Subject [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
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.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:aspookycryptidsock  (kink:nipple.play)  (content:pwp)  (content:get.together)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:5001-10k) 
january 2019 by midnightbex
Fic: i wanna see you lookin' up [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
“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.”
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:sarcasticfishes  (genre:rpf)  (content:drinking.games)  (content:pwp)  (kink:oral)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:2501-5k)  [verse:where.your.hands.should.be] 
january 2019 by midnightbex
Fic: The Christmas Curse [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
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.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:miraclesofpaul  (genre:rpf)  (content:holidays)  (content:pining)  (content:failure.to.communicate)  (content:get.together)  (content:bed.sharing)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:10001-15k) 
january 2019 by midnightbex
Fic: #blessed [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved au]
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.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:thehoyden  (au)  (au:urban.fantasy)  (creature:demons)  (content:bed.sharing)  (content:hurt/comfort)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:5001-10k) 
december 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: A Suspicion of Feelings [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
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.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:beethechange  (genre:rpf)  (content:pining)  (content:failure.to.communicate)  (content:feelings)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:10001-15k) 
december 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
If Shane wanted to wear panties, Ryan was there to support his underwear choices, not to judge them. That was what friends were for, right?
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:siria  (genre:rpf)  (content:get.together)  (kink:underwear)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:5001-10k) 
december 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: Bed-warm Hands and the Ghost of Elvis [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
They get used to sharing a bed while filming the show. Ryan's just trying not to let his feelings get in the way.

So Ryan tells himself he’s going to ride out whatever it is they’ve fallen into, but he’ll bow out gracefully when the time comes. He can just enjoy the now.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:miraclesofpaul  (genre:rpf)  (content:failure.to.communicate)  (content:bed.sharing)  (content:pining)  (content:misunderstandings)  (content:get.together)  [rating:pants]  (words:15001-25k) 
october 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: Weathering Sweater Weather [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
‘The sweater fits Ryan reasonably well, looser and tighter in places where it isn’t on Shane. Shane is lengthier in the arms and chest where Ryan is... girthier and his strange choice in mental terminology leaves him thinking about what else might be girthier on Ryan. Christ it’s cold and Shane needs the blood in his extremities but not that extremity and balls deep in muddy Virginian brush screeching at the top of your lungs is not the right time to be thinking about your friend’s dick.’
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:mercuryskies  (genre:rpf)  (content:clothes.sharing)  (content:friends.to.lovers)  (content:get.together)  [rating:pants]  (words:2501-5k) 
october 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: theft by finding [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved au]
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?”
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:varnes  (genre:rpf)  (au)  (au:indiana.jones)  (content:reunion)  (content:angst)  (content:pining)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:25001-35k) 
october 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: Full-Court Press [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
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.

[This is a little motts inducing but so so funny it was worth it.]
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:beethechange  (genre:rpf)  (content:pining)  (content:realization.of.feelings)  (content:clothes.sharing)  (kink:clothes)  (content:first.time)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:10001-15k) 
october 2018 by midnightbex
Bidirectional Interpolations of Newly Emergent Thirst Traps: A Study - Siria - Buzzfeed Unsolved (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
He refuses to have a sexual identity crisis over a visual pun.

"Puns are the lowest-hanging fruit on the tree of wit," Shane tells his phone. "It would be undignified." His phone has nothing to say in response, which is probably for the best.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:siria  (genre:rpf)  (content:get.together)  [rating:pants]  (words:1001-2500) 
october 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: darling it's a faded notion [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
The sun is too bright and Ryan’s whole body is alight with something that is eating him all the way up from the inside out, but he keeps his eyes open and he makes himself look, and he tells himself that once he finds Shane, he’ll think about it. Once he finds Shane, they’ll make a plan. Once he finds Shane, and only then, he’ll let himself have the thought he’s been swallowing down like bile since he came to: that they didn’t fall.

They were pushed.

OR: Ryan and Shane get cursed by a ghost, and now they can't be not-touching. It's ... not great.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:varnes  (genre:rpf)  (content:curse)  (content:pining)  (content:failure.to.communicate)  (content:get.together)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:25001-35k) 
september 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: Indiana Bergara and the Treasure of Shane Madej [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
Finally, the bathroom door clicked open and Ryan asked, “Are you ready to go?” as he emerged.

Shane turned to look at him and heard something pop. He was pretty sure it was a blood vessel. Was his nose bleeding? Isn’t that what happened when cartoon girls saw a cute boy? Because Jesus tapdancing Christ, Ryan looked good. No one had the right to look that good while dressed as a knock off Indiana Jones, but that open-collared white shirt, the pants hugging his hips, the self-satisfied smirk below the hat—fuck off, he thought, staring at the delicate line of Ryan’s collarbone peeking out beneath the crisp white edge of his shirt, and oh fuck, they were filming this and he had been silent for a solid five seconds at least, just staring, and there is a camera watching him and filming his reaction to show to the whole internet. Ryan was saying something about

SAY SOMETHING, his brain screamed at him. LITERALLY ANYTHING. STOP STARING. MAKE A JOKE. ONE JOKE. YOU CAN DO JOKES.
!locked  buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:hapakitsune  (genre:rpf)  (content:episode.related)  (content:get.together)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:2501-5k) 
september 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: Skirting the Issue - santamonicayachtclub [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
Shane totally expect her to laugh him off, maybe scold him for treating this like a game, but then she does something that makes his heart stop mid-beat. “Would you like to take a turn?” Ruby offers. “It’s very simple.”

“Uh, excuse me,” Shane protests. “When did this turn into Ryan Does Corsets?”

“Oh, he just wants to learn,” Ruby says, patting his arm like he’s the one being unreasonable. “Let’s let him give it a try.”
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:santamonicayachtclub  (genre:rpf)  (content:miscommunication)  (content:crossdressing)  (content:friends.to.lovers)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:5001-10k) 
september 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: A Local History [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved au]
Ryan is a real estate agent that specialises in haunted property. Shane's new to town and looking to buy. There's a lot of over thinking, Steven Lim is not impressed with poor communication skills, some mysterious recurring dreams, a beach trip, bed-sharing and the boys getting locked in a room by a ghost. Or the wind. Depending on who you ask.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:enjambament  (genre:rpf)  (au)  (au:job)  (content:haunted.houses)  (creature:ghosts)  (content:get.together)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:25001-35k) 
september 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: You can feel it on the way home [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved au]
Shane holds his wrists with both hands, his touch strangely gentle. “I’m gonna get something to clean you up with.”

“I don’t need to be cleaned up, I need you to tell me what the fuck that was,” Ryan says, getting increasingly louder as he speaks. “You said I was in danger,” he jabs at his own chest with a numb finger, “you could feel it.”

“Yes.”

“What was that?”

Shane’s gaze searches his face and Ryan doesn’t look away; he feels like he’s on the edge of a mental break and Shane is giving him nothing to hold onto.

Finally, Shane says, “A demon.”
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:strikereureka  (genre:rpf)  (au)  (au:creature)  (creature:demons)  (content:possession)  (content:established.relationship)  (content:body.horror)  (content:injury)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:35001-45k) 
september 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: These are what they call hard feelings [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved au]
Shane’s thumb starts rubbing slow circles against his skin. “I hate to break it to you but half the places we’ve been haven’t had so much as a wayward spirit in them. Not even a little chipmunk ghost.”

“So you’re just acting like a psycho for fun.”

“That and you tend not to be as afraid when I give you shit and call spirits assholes.”

Ryan can’t stop the smile that follows Shane’s statement. “That’s… really weirdly sweet.”

“That’s me. Ol Sweet Demon Shane, they call me, down below.” Ryan rolls his eyes.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:strikereureka  (genre:rpf)  (au)  (au:creature)  (creature:demon)  (content:developing.relationship)  (content:friends.to.lovers)  (content:first.time)  (content:bed.sharing)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:15001-25k)  [verse:precious.metals] 
september 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: I'm clean out of air in my lungs [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved au]
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.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:strikereureka  (genre:rpf)  (au)  (au:creature)  (creature:demon)  (content:injury)  (content:car.accident)  (content:get.together)  (content:friends.to.lovers)  (content:bed.sharing)  [rating:pants]  (words:15001-25k)  [verse:precious.metals] 
september 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: play me like a love song [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
Wikipedia articles aren’t valid research sources.
-s
Sent from my iPhone

“When he torpedoes you on Rate My Professor you’re gonna deserve it,” TJ informs him.

 

Or: Shane is Ryan's beleaguered history TA. Ryan won't stop suggesting insane theories.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:sky_somedays  (genre:rpf)  (au)  (au:job)  (content:college)  (content:teacher-student.relationship)  (content:miscommunication)  (content:get.together)  [rating:pants]  (words:5001-10k) 
september 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: I’ve Kissed You Before, but I Didn’t Do It Right (Can I Try Again) [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
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?
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:beethechange  (genre:rpf)  (content:awkward.sex)  (content:first.time)  (content:get.together)  (content:pining)  (content:misunderstandings)  (content:oblivious.failboats)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:15001-25k) 
september 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: lay your demons at the door [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
Ryan had been so careful. For months he had learned to train his face into a semblance of normalcy every time a spirit got too close or he was overwhelmed with some indiscernible emotion on location. He had learned to channel his fear into something more manageable, something entertaining enough for the cameras but not so severe that anyone would be able to tell he wasn’t just jumping at shadows or groaning floorboards anymore.

Shane wasn’t supposed to find out. He wasn't supposed to know.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:abovetheruins  (genre:rpf)  (content:pining)  (content:get.together)  [rating:pants]  (words:5001-10k) 
september 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: PLACES/MINDS [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
Ryan has gone through this before.

Sure, usually when he dreams about Shane dying on a shoot, it actually involves the supernatural in some way—aliens beaming down and vaporizing him, hands reaching from the wall and snapping his neck, a giant snake emerging from a drain pipe in a haunted location to swallow him whole. But he's seen this too: Shane falling in front of his eyes, there one minute, gone the next.

Usually he would wake up as twisted in his sheets as his lungs felt in his chest, staring up at the morning light dripping off the stucco ceiling until he was fully back in his skin. He’d ask himself why the fuck this happens in his head, why Shane, over and over again. And then when no answers came, he’d remind himself that he was home in L.A., and that if something was going to kill Shane on location, it would have happened by now.

This time, there’s no blinking back to the safety of his room.

(Or; Ryan and Shane go camping in a canyon after a shoot. Shane falls off a cliff and into Ryan's head)
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:anonymous  (genre:rpf)  (content:injury)  (content:on.location)  (content:camping)  (content:first.kiss)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:5001-10k) 
september 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: La Petite Mort [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
And maybe his drunk self was just being overly poetic, or maybe he is just that good at concealing what he’s feeling, but Shane thinks it’s something else. He thinks that Ryan simply isn’t scared by what he’s reading about, not in the cold sweat, trembling lips kinda way. Just like he isn’t scared of horror movies to begin with. And that means Shane would never have the chance to witness whether or not Ryan’s confession had any validity to it.

That is, until Ryan decides to sleep in a supposedly haunted house and bring Shane along with him.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:anonymous  (genre:rpf)  (content:pwp)  (kink:fear)  (content:first.time)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:5001-10k) 
september 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: Tracking the Infamous Jersey Devil [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
This week on Buzzfeed Unsolved Ryan and Shane are in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey to track and capture on film the infamous creature: The Jersey Devil, who lurks among the trees of this strange forest. Ryan, as always, is focused on the task at hand while Shane can't help but to think about Ryan and their "arrangement." But what happens when the legends of New Jersey become reality?
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:anonymous  (genre:rpf)  (creature:demon)  (content:case.fic)  (content:friends.with.benefits)  (content:get.together)  (content:injury)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:15001-25k) 
september 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: Each Finger, A Ray Of Light [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
Shane Madej had not slept in four days.

That was a pretty rational sentence, right?

It made sense.

It had a verb, it had a noun - it even had a proper noun, and you had to admire something with a proper noun, right?

He was going in circles in his own head.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:theseusinthemaze  (genre:rpf)  (content:insomnia)  (content:first.time)  (content:get.together)  (content:awkward.sex)  (kink:rimming)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:5001-10k) 
september 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: Just The Facts [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
Shane's belief system has always served him well. Demons aren't real. Ryan doesn't want to bang him. But when something goes wrong during an investigation, suddenly all bets are off.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:katelusive  (genre:rpf)  (creature:demons)  (content:first.time)  (content:angst)  (content:misunderstandings)  (content:pining)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:25001-35k) 
august 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: if you can find a way to love me, it's all right [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
When Ryan was a kid, he fell into a pile of bricks. They were playing hide and seek, and he thought he had the best hiding spot: high up in a thickly lush tree, his knees drawn to his chest so that he’d blend in. But the branch broke. He hit his head and doesn’t remember much of what happened after that. When he woke up a few hours later, the sun was setting, and his friends were gone, and his parents were calling for him, their flashlights swinging across the grass. There’d been blood on his bangs.

Anyway, now he can see ghosts.

Kind of.

Look, he’s not great at it.

[This one comes first I just forgot to bookmark it!]
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:varnes  (genre:rpf)  (content:fake.dating)  (creature:ghosts)  (content:possession)  (content:pining)  [rating:pants]  (words:10001-15k)  [verse:you.and.me.and.the.ghosts.make.three] 
august 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: a syllable of tenderness and fear [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
The problem is that Shane is from the midwest. They don’t talk about feelings in Schaumburg. They talk about the weather and Chicagoland gang warfare and who in the county has the best backyard hockey pond in the winter. That’s it. That all they’re interested in.

Shane thinks maybe it’s like exposure therapy. You ease your toe in, then your foot, then the rest of you. Surely talking about your feelings with your ... television co-host was the same.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:varnes  (genre:rpf)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:5001-10k)  [verse:you.and.me.and.the.ghosts.make.three] 
august 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: Ready Player Two [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
It’s not—

Okay, look , it’s not some weird… sex thing . Or not, like, a weird video game sex thing.

It’s not that the little pixelated bits on the screen actually turn him on. That would be ludicrous. Not to, like, kinkshame or anything. It’s just that he’s an adult man with a healthy sex life and he’s not turned on by his sim and a ghost woo-hooing in a goddamn bush. He’s not.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:punk_rock_yuppie  (genre:rpf)  (content:the.sims)  (content:established.relationship)  (content:semi-publix.sex)  (content:pwp)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:1001-2500) 
august 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: Muscles Better and Nerves More [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
“I’m serious,” Ryan says. “Don’t go fucking up my body. I want that shit back in the same condition I left it.”

“The same condition—Ryan. I’m not spending hours in a gym every day so you don’t lose muscle mass.”

“I want you to treat my body with the respect you would a national park. Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but memories.”

***

A certain meddling Voodoo Queen of New Orleans thinks Ryan and Shane need some new perspective on life. After an inadvisable ritual deposits Ryan in Shane’s body, and Shane in Ryan’s, the ghoulboys pursue some soul-searching and self-discovery to put things right. Sometimes in a sexy way.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:beethechange  (genre:rpf)  (content:bodyswap)  (content:fake.dating)  (content:pining)  (content:slow.build)  (content:get.together)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:2501-5k) 
august 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: Out of Control with Ryan [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
“Are we a couple in this game?”

“A couple of scoundrels!” Ryan says. Shane smiles a patient little smile and lets Ryan dig his own grave. “Who needs labels nowadays, isn’t that kind of old-fashioned? Like, what is a couple anyway? I didn’t, I just, they started doing this without my permission. I don’t control Sim Ryan’s life.”

“Ryan,” Shane says, and Ryan stops babbling. “Ryan, you do. You literally control Sim Ryan’s life. That’s the entire point of The Sims.”

Shane’s got him there, Ryan has to admit.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:beethechange  (genre:rpf)  (content:pining)  (content:get.together)  (content:first.time)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:5001-10k) 
august 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: guidance for sailors, lost at sea [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
“I’m not the mom,” Shane says, drowsily appalled.

Ryan raises his eyebrows. “I didn’t say you were the mom,” he soothes, sincere in the way that Ryan kind of always is, even when he’s being sarcastic. “I just said they reacted to you as if you were the mom.”

“It’s -- that’s the same thing,” Shane protests, but quietly, because he has a tiny ghost perched on his hip and he doesn’t want to wake her. It. Whatever. It’s kind of hard to tell, because they don’t look like people, exactly, more like -- outlines.

Actually, ironically, what they really look like is people covered in sheets, round at the top and kind of vague at the bottom, but Shane has stopped trying to say that because Ryan gets mad about it. He thinks it’s disrespectful.

Shane thinks it’s disrespectful that he was made step-parent to a bridge full of baby ghosts without anybody asking him, but sure. Pointing out that they look like sheets is the problem.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:varnes  (genre:rpf)  (content:pining)  (creature:ghosts)  (content:accidental.baby.acquisition)  [rating:pants]  (words:5001-10k) 
august 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: Everything's Weird and We're Always in Danger [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
Ryan perches on the edge of the bed, an indistinct shape that Shane can only just make out in the dark, so he turns the lamp back on. He wants to see Ryan’s face, wants to know that he is alright. Ryan’s cheeks are damp, his hands fisted in the hideous flowered duvet.

“It won’t go away,” Ryan says miserably. “I’ve been like this since we got here, basically, and it won’t fucking—”

“Ah,” Shane says. “Well, you know, sometimes fear…adrenaline…they can affect people. Physically.” He waves his hands indistinctly crotchward. “It’s a, a scientifically known phenomenon.” Shane feels a little better staying in the realm of scientifically known phenomena.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:beethechange  (content:make.them.do.it)  (content:sex.curse)  (content:first.time)  (content:get.together)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:15001-25k) 
august 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: Wake Up Call [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
Despite how it might look to anyone who stuck their head in, Ryan didn’t plan on waking up half-sprawled on top of Shane.

It’s just that the bed at the Lizzie Borden house is so damn small.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:doctorkaitlyn  (content:established.relationship)  (content:bed.sharing)  (content:episode.related)  [rating:pants]  (words:1001-2500) 
august 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: Short Stack [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
Shane isn't disappointed, because he knows he'll know his soulmate right away, with how unique his words are.

After all, not many people greet others by saying, "You're a fucking Sasquatch."
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:americanchemicals  (au)  (au:soulmate-identifying.marks)  [rating:pants]  (words:501-1k) 
august 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: In These Frozen and Silent Nights [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
“You know me,” Shane says, “I love a good cabin. I’m a cabinhead.”

“I’ll show you cabin head,” Ryan rebuts without thinking, and then he turns his face into the pillow to stifle a nervous snicker. “Oh shit, wait, that’s—”

Planning a shoot at a remote cabin in Vermont the week before Christmas wasn't Ryan’s best-ever idea. Taking a leisurely walk in a blizzard wasn't Shane’s. Scrap the ep, there’s a new plan: survive the storm, stay warm, try not to kill each other, and figure some shit out along the way.
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:beethechange  (content:cabin.fic)  (content:snowed.in)  (content:huddle.for.warmth)  (content:bed.sharing)  (content:friends.to.lovers)  (content:pining)  (content:first.time)  [rating:no.pants]  (words:25001-35k) 
august 2018 by midnightbex
Fic: Por Favor, Sweetheart [ryan/shane, buzzfeed unsolved]
“I’ll take her,” He finally whispers.

“What?” His father is clearly bemused. Ryan would be offended, in any other situation.

“Uncle Alex can’t look after a baby,” Ryan repeats, resolve growing. “I’ll take her.”

“I – are you sure?”

“Yeah. No. Fuck.” Ryan runs a hand through his hair again. “I have to. I have to.”
buzzfeed.unsolved  pairing:ryan.bergara/shane.madej  author:carrieonfighting  (content:kid.fic)  (content:domestic)  (content:oblivious.failboats)  [rating:pants]  (words:5001-10k) 
august 2018 by midnightbex
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