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A New Mode of Living - Perpetual Motion (perpetfic) - Band of Brothers [Archive of Our Own]
After the war, Carwood goes home, gets gifted something larger than a bread box, and comes to realize the promise he made to Ron is one he wants to keep. [150,502]

[To this day one of the best and longest BoB fic I have ever read. True to character, sweet but not schmaltzy, hilarious, and poignant, this will always be one of my very favorites.]
fic  tv:bandofbrothers  post-series  post-war  c:bob:lipton  c:bob:speirs  c:bob:luz  c:bob:toye  c:bob:winters  c:bob:nixon  theme:aftermath  theme:fixing  theme:friendship  theme:friendstolovers  theme:pets  theme:angst  theme:love  theme:foundfamily  theme:secretlovers  theme:illness  theme:PTSD  theme:homophobia  theme:h/c  theme:family  theme:shenanigans  theme:snark  theme:HEA  l:novel  p:bob:lipton/speirs  p:bob:nixon/winters  p:bob:luz/toye  ge:slash  ge:drama  ge:fluff  r:r  @ao3 
december 2018 by scorpionvoices
The Velveteen Soldier - bookstorequeer - Band of Brothers [Archive of Our Own]
"Does it hurt?" asked the [Velveteen] Rabbit.
"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."

An exploration in Speirs. This is a look at the biggest bad-ass of Easy, from a young age living with his parents in Maine to old age living with his partner, Second Lieutenant C. Carwood Lipton, in Montana. How did he go from being the quiet boy no one wanted on their baseball team in PE (even if he could run the bases faster than anyone else) to being the quiet foster father of four? From being a war hero and CO of Easy Company to being a handyman that all the women in the neighbourhood called upon? From being rumour-riddled and nightmare-haunted to being loved and care-worn? This is the story of how Ronald C. Speirs became Real. [28,944] [Also it's fucking heart-breaking and dense and beautiful. This is as close to poetry as prose can get.]
fic  tv:bandofbrothers  c:bob:speirs  c:bob:lipton  characterstudy  theme:angst  theme:grief  theme:growingup  theme:firstmeetings  theme:friendship  theme:homophobia  theme:war  theme:first-time  theme:secretlovers  theme:aftermath  theme:fixing  theme:PTSD  theme:family  theme:adoption  theme:h/c  theme:love  warning:characterdeath-oldage  p:bob:lipton/speirs  ge:slash  r:pg-13  @ao3  favs:bob 
october 2013 by scorpionvoices
falseeeyelashes: and chaos is luck
005.

It was half a lie to Dike on Lipton’s part – he doesn’t really think of home, but he does think of other things, things that make his throat feel too tight and the fear too rich, things like growing old and wool sweaters or a cold beer and wrap-around porches or a dog in a study somewhere, a broken carburetor to be fixed, a clogged drain, Sundays after church, but out here, out here in the cold and the hell and the jagged jaws of opened tree stumps they each feel too far gone for him to firmly grasp, to remember (to imagine as once warm possibilities).

006.

Before, Holland was little more than wooden shoes and giant, reaching windmills, the random stuff of childhood legend, but now just a glancing thought of it is enough to make Buck want to vomit.

007.

They pass through and as a city, it cuts a cruel, alien landscape, all broken windows and dust-coated cobblestone.
fic  c:bob:ensemble  theme:war  theme:friendship  theme:angst  theme:fixing  theme:aftermath  sad  rating:pg-13  tv:bandofbrothers  c:bob:winters  c:bob:perconte  c:bob:lipton  c:bob:buck  c:bob:nixon  c:bob:guarnere  c:bob:toye  c:bob:speirs  c:bob:doc  c:bob:malarkey  c:bob:webster  c:bob:johnnymartin  c:bob:liebgott  c:bob:luz  genre:gen  author:falseeyelashes  @lj  o:beautiful 
september 2011 by scorpionvoices
crimsonquills: Hard to Reach Spots
It was impossible not to wonder about them whenever Lipton saw Speirs on the line. Did they work? Could he fly? How did he get them through his clothes? Did they ever catch on doors? Had he been shot in one? Did it hurt? Why were they always so rough and uneven? Bird wings never looked like that.

Lipton never figured he'd learn the answers, though, and he did his best to put the questions out of his mind, especially when he occasionally spoke to Speirs. The man's gaze was hard and cold, and there was something slightly wild about him, like maybe he'd gone totally nuts under that impassive expression. Lipton didn't think he'd take kindly to questioning on such a personal and irrelevant subject. [1478]
fic  tv:bandofbrothers  trope:wingfic  c:bob:lipton  c:bob:speirs  crackish  humor  theme:friendship  theme:h/c  genre:gen  rating:g  author:crimsonquills  opinion:sweet  @lj 
september 2011 by scorpionvoices
bookstorequeer: The Velveteen Soldier
"Does it hurt?" asked the Velveteen Rabbit.
"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt." |||||

This is the story of how Ronald C. Speirs became Real. [~29,600] [I was a little hesitant about this one as the Speirs characterization is unusual to say the least, but it's a beautiful story and the writing is almost lyrical in some places.]
fic  tv:bandofbrothers  pre-series  missingscene  post-series  c:bob:speirs  c:bob:lipton  theme:love  theme:growingup  theme:angst  theme:friendship  theme:aftermath  theme:family  theme:secretlovers  theme:first-time  theme:war  theme:PTSD  warning:characterdeath-oldage  sad  p:bob:lipton/speirs  genre:slash  rating:r  challenge:bigbang  opinion:sweet  @lj 
september 2011 by scorpionvoices
kate_everson: Reverse Pathetic Fallacy
“You still with us there, Sarge?” Malarkey looked like hell, gaunt and battered both physically and emotionally, and Lipton immediately saw the absurdity that he would be asking after *him*, when it should so obviously be the other way around.

“Yeah, boy.” His voice was hoarse, his throat sharply sore, but he managed to rummage up a tilt of his mouth upwards. It wasn’t quite a reassuring smile, but it got the point across.

Malarkey responded with a weak smile of his own, and Lipton tried not to be too concerned, even as his thought started to drift in a strange way, that it didn’t even come close to reaching Malarkey’s eyes. Beside Malarkey, Bull had an unlit cigar tucked between his lips, stubbornly keeping it there despite the still-falling snow that prevented it from staying lit. He saw Lipton’s eyes shift from Malarkey to him, and gave Lipton a steady nod in return. [6333]
fic  tv:bandofbrothers  missingscene  c:bob:lipton  c:bob:luz  ensemble  c:bob:doc  c:bob:speirs  theme:illness  theme:friendship  theme:h/c  theme:angst  genre:gen  rating:pg  opinion:sweet  @lj 
august 2011 by scorpionvoices
Dead Men and Dreamers
On his first day in Normandy, Speirs discovers the secret of war: death makes no difference. Through all the months he put in with the Army in the States, he always considered the training metaphorical. Men marked as casualties were symbolic: warm bodies willing themselves cold and still for an hour or so. But in real war, he had thought, the dead could not exhume themselves and follow you again.

He was wrong.
fic  tv:bandofbrothers  oneshot  c:bob:speirs  characterstudy  style:philosophical  c:bob:lipton  theme:war  theme:angst  theme:grief  theme:clueless  p:bob:lipton/speirs  genre:slash  rating:r 
august 2011 by scorpionvoices
Kettlebottom, by bonetree
First Sergeant Carwood Lipton goes looking for a black horse. A missing scene in the Ardennes.
fic  tv:bandofbrothers  missingscene  characterstudy  c:bob:lipton  c:bob:speirs  tobetagged 
august 2011 by scorpionvoices
garnettrees: Easy Co. Wakes Up Gay
Joe Liebgott woke up gay, thought about for a while, and scratched out "make little Liebgotts" on his list of Things To Do After The War. He then went looking for Webster.

Bull Randalman woke up gay, smoked a cigar, and wondered how many cute enlisted men he could fit into a potato sack.

Cobb woke up gay, but it made absolutely no difference, as no one liked him anyway.

Eugene Roe woke up gay, and was rather pleased. He was, after all, extremely pretty.
fic  c:bob:ensemble  hilarity  trope:wokeupgay  trope:everyoneisgay  for-kayla  opinion:awesome  tv:bandofbrothers  genre:crack  c:bob:nixon  c:bob:winters  c:bob:webster  c:bob:perconte  c:bob:liebgott  c:bob:bull  c:bob:guarnere  c:bob:malarkey  c:bob:lipton  c:bob:doc  c:bob:luz  c:bob:babe  c:bob:speirs  p:bob:nixon/winters  p:bob:lipton/speirs  p:bob:liebgott/webster  genre:slash  rating:pg  @lj  p:bob:babe/doc  note:retag 
august 2011 by scorpionvoices
falseeeyelashes: the green grass stretches
there are not real words to phrase how the savagery and things like battle make more sense than this; it is simple though. [2203] [amazing Speirs characterization; highly recommended.]
fic  tv:bandofbrothers  oneshot  c:bob:speirs  characterstudy  theme:marriage  theme:war  theme:angst  genre:het  rating:pg  author:falseeyelashes  for-kayla  opinion:awesome  @lj 
august 2011 by scorpionvoices
OFFICEWORKS - Renne - Band Of Brothers, Generation Kill [Archive of Our Own]
"The depth and breadth of Carwood's knowledge of Ron Speirs could fit on the back of a postage stamp. Or possibly the head of a pin." ||| Carwood Lipton is assigned to E Company's new team leader to assist with the transition. Rumours abound. [16,639]
fic  tv:bandofbrothers  crossover  tv:generationkill  au:modern  au:realworld  c:bob:lipton  c:bob:speirs  theme:clueless  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:angst  theme:first-time  theme:UST  theme:officeromance  p:bob:lipton/speirs  genre:slash  rating:r  @ao3 
july 2011 by scorpionvoices

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