scorpionvoices + pre-movie   94

Let's Give Ourselves Promises of Our Unending - aimmyarrowshigh, nichestars - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Captain Cassian Andor tries to define what it means to live after he should have died. His second life is a softer one.

AKA: The working title of this fic was "Three Rebels and a Baby." [105,297]
"We all deserve happiness," Jyn says. "You do, too. I think as long as there's light, we've got a chance for that."

Cassian laughs quietly. "I think you've got a better chance of finding it than I have."

"He's sat by your bed every day since we came back." Jyn squeezes his hand again.

"He's also married to the pilot who picked us up off the beach," Cassian says. It's the first time he's said it out loud, and it catches a little in his throat.

Jyn blinks. "I wouldn't have guessed that."

"I recruited her," Cassian adds, because it seems important to give all the details to the holonovela that is his life now.
fic  u:starwars  m:rogueone  pre-movie  post-movie  c:sw:cassian  c:sw:kes.dameron  c:sw:shara.bey  c:sw:jyn.erso  theme:firstmeetings  theme:friendship  theme:competency!!!  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:injury  theme:grief  theme:pining  theme:seduction  theme:marriage  theme:war  theme:kids  theme:h/c  theme:love  theme:family  theme:HEA  OT3  p:sw:cassian/kes/shara  ge:drama  ge:multi  r:nc-17  @ao3  l:novel  favs:starwars 
april 2017 by scorpionvoices
wrong place, wrong time - hellotailor - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
Baze and Chirrut meet for the first time on an Imperial prison ship, a long way from home. [5404]
'You're not a doctor, are you.'

'I'm a monk,' said Chirrut, and patted him on the chest. 'So if you die from your wounds, I'll know what to do with your spirit.'
fic  u:starwars  m:rogueone  pre-movie  c:r1:baze  c:r1:chirrut  theme:firstmeetings  theme:snark  theme:competency!!!  theme:selfrescue  theme:team!  theme:firstkiss  p:r1:baze/chirrut  ge:slash  ge:action  r:pg-13  @ao3 
january 2017 by scorpionvoices
the fine line between recruiting and kidnapping - words-writ-in-starlight (Gunmetal_Crown) - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
Reprogramming, making new friends, and committing high treason--K-2SO has had a strange day. [526]
“What’s your designation?”

“K-2SO,” he said. “And there is an 82.4% chance of our capture and mutual decommissioning.” If he had been organic, he would have stuttered–he did not plan to say that. Apparently that crack was the filter coding between his analytic systems and his vocoder.
ficlet  u:starwars  m:rogueone  pre-movie  c:r1:K-2SO  c:r1:cassian  theme:firstmeetings  theme:snark  theme:friendship  ge:gen  r:pg  @ao3 
january 2017 by scorpionvoices
Learn Or Die - WearyBlues - The Magnificent Seven (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
Billy has lived through 53 matches. He’s been through California, Arizona, and Texas, but the smoke always tastes the same. Between the matches, Billy learned a lot about the white man’s world. His english is quick and polished now, as are his guns. [681]
ficlet  m:magnificentseven  pre-movie  c:mag7:billy  c:mag7:goodnight  characterstudy  theme:firstmeetings  theme:friendship  theme:snark  theme:shenanigans  ge:gen  r:pg-13  @ao3 
october 2016 by scorpionvoices
Five Facts About Goodnight Robicheaux and One About Billy Rocks - Caora (Soujin) - The Magnificent Seven (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
Billy sits him down on the side of the bed and starts to undress him, hands so gentle that it's hard to believe how good they are at death. He works slow and methodical. In a quick-draw he's like the flare of a match, spark and then fire, but now he's taking his time, unbuttoning Goody's waistcoat, getting him down to shirtsleeves.

"Puritan," Goody says.

"Someone had to carry you back." [2039]
Billy has been less a Cesario than a Horatio, propping up the heartsick death-hunting prince, shielding him from the consequences of madness. Goody feels a great deal in common with Hamlet -- rumination, for one, and volubility for another, and of course idiocy and insanity. Billy is the heart's-friend who has come from afar to stand at his elbow and try to save him.

He expects to die in spite of Billy's best efforts, whether by poisoned foil or poisoned wine or letter to England or his own hand. But Billy, somehow, seems to have faith in him.
fic  m:magnificentseven  pre-movie  c:mag7:goodnight  c:mag7:billy  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:angst  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:PTSD  theme:h/c  theme:snark  theme:love  p:mag7:billy/goodnight  ge:slash  r:r  @ao3 
october 2016 by scorpionvoices
Temporis Satis - romanticalgirl - King Arthur (2004) [Archive of Our Own]
He does not miss home as the others do, does not count the days for the promise of it. Instead he makes what home he can here, living every day as if it is his last. [1086]
fic  m:kingarthur04  pre-movie  c:ka:tristan  characterstudy  theme:friendship  theme:competency!!!  theme:foundfamily  ge:gen  r:pg  a:romanticalgirl  @ao3 
december 2015 by scorpionvoices
Consilior - romanticalgirl - King Arthur (2004) [Archive of Our Own]
“Your mere existence has caused grief to more than one Roman, and now you’ve assured grief to one the rest of your days. How is that not reassuring?” Dagonet sits beside him on the cot and leans back, his body as relaxed as the innate wariness allows. “Besides, Arthur enjoys suffering.”

Lancelot laughs and turns his head, looking at Dagonet. “That is very true.” [888]
ficlet  m:kingarthur04  pre-movie  c:ka:lancelot  c:ka:dagonet  theme:friendship  theme:snark  theme:love  ge:gen  r:pg-13  a:romanticalgirl  @ao3 
december 2015 by scorpionvoices
Losing Battle - romanticalgirl - King Arthur (2004) [Archive of Our Own]
Dagonet grows up faster than the rest. Because of it, the Romans are more careful around him, giving caution to his greater size, though he hears the words they say, mocking him behind his back and calling him things they think he doesn’t understand. It’s almost funny that, save for Tristan, he is the one who best understands the Romans’ language and thus knows all that they say.

Lancelot, of course, takes offense. Lancelot takes offense at most everything though, so Dagonet refuses to be surprised when Lancelot corners him just outside the stables, glaring in the direction of the garrison as they go through their paces. [3352]
Lancelot glares at him, and Dagonet works very hard not to laugh. Lancelot is a ferocious sight when mad, a demon on land, spinning magic and death from his blades, but without a battle, he is merely a petulant boy pretending to be a man.
fic  m:kingarthur04  pre-movie  c:ka:dagonet  c:ka:lancelot  theme:growingup  theme:friendship  theme:injury  theme:h/c  theme:angst  theme:UST  theme:emotionalconstipation  p:ka:dagonet/lancelot  ge:slash  ge:drama  r:pg-13  a:romanticalgirl  @ao3 
december 2015 by scorpionvoices
ocean breathes salty - feverbeats - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
They're the same kind of freak and Newt doesn't ask about Hermann's leg anymore and no one else can check Hermann's math and no one else truly thinks Newt is as smart as he claims. [3458]
fic  m:pacificrim  pre-movie  c:pr:newt  c:pr:hermann  theme:firstmeetings  theme:angst  theme:frenemies  theme:mentaldifference  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:first-time  theme:secrets  theme:HEA  p:pr:hermann/newt  ge:slash  r:pg-13  @ao3 
march 2015 by scorpionvoices
Matinee Idol - fmo - Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Bucky picks up odd jobs (gun running), delivers telegrams (money laundering), works at the factory (holds a gun to the back of the union leader). A lot of people in Brooklyn know Bucky Barnes, so Bucky waves hi to them when he walks around with Steve. Bucky Barnes is known for breaking absolutely anyone’s fingers when paid well to do it, but Steve definitely doesn’t exactly know that. “You sure are popular, Buck,” Steve says.

Bucky slings his arm around Steve’s shoulders. “I meet a lot of people,” he says. [1036]
fic  u:marvel  m:captainamerica  pre-movie  c:cap:bucky  c:avengers:steve  theme:survival  theme:angst  theme:crimeisthenewblack!  theme:friendship  ge:gen  r:pg-13  @ao3 
january 2015 by scorpionvoices
Probable Cause - manic_intent - Guardians of the Galaxy (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Life in the Nova Corps meant odd hours and often random meal times, but this suited Garthan, most days. It meant that Errin's stall was quiet whenever he swung by, save for the odd tourist or two, and Errin knew better than to try small talk on an off-hours Corpsman trying to have a good meal in a bit of peace before going back on the beat.

Today, Garthan made it midway through the bowl before his perfect daily moment of peace was ruined by a tourist. Off-worlders were common on Xandar: the planet was an interstellar trading hub, after all, with free trade agreements signed with most intergalactic civs, but years in the Corps had given Garthan a healthy understanding of trouble, and this tourist positively reeked of it. [45,967]
fic  u:marvel  m:guardiansofthegalaxy  pre-movie  c:gotg:saal  c:gotg:peter  case-file  theme:cultureclash  theme:theyfightcrime!  theme:war  theme:angst  theme:snark  theme:first-time  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:injury  theme:totherescue!  theme:sleepingwiththeenemy  theme:competency!!!  theme:love  theme:pining  k:xenophilia  p:gotg:peter/saal  ge:slash  r:nc-17  a:manic_intent  @ao3 
december 2014 by scorpionvoices
Daisies and Gunpowder - facelesshellion - Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
"So the tree talks. Big deal." Rocket shrugs and knocks back another gulp of beer. "I can still take its boss out. I'll modify a flamethrower, add in some kick, and it'll be down in seconds. Fwoosh bam slam, little bit of an explosion, and I'm collecting credits before that mug of yours gets any uglier."

"This isn't some half-grown sapling, dumb ass," Treja snarls, her purple hair bouncing as she slams her own glass onto the table. She is nursing a broken arm and some thin, tendril-shaped bruises around her throat. "It's huge even by humanoid standards. And it grows fast. What makes you think that you can take it out when I couldn't, short stuff? I'm at least closer to its weight class than you are! If it knocked me out, you won't stand a chance-"

"Who you calling short? I'm Rocket, baby, and a fucking tree ain't nothing on me!" He scoffs. [2179]
fic  u:marvel  m:guardiansofthegalaxy  pre-movie  c:gotg:rocket  c:gotg:groot  theme:firstmeetings  theme:shenanigans  theme:snark  theme:love  o:adorable  theme:platoniclove  p:gotg:groot/rocket  ge:slash  sorta  r:pg-13  @ao3 
august 2014 by scorpionvoices
Walking Far From Home - TaleWorthTelling - Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel, Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Sam’s relationship with birds starts early and inexplicably.

A/N: So I don’t know what this is, but even though I LOVE MCU!Sam (seriously, I was so excited about him and he turned out perfect and I’m still just as in love), a small part of me has a need for MCU!Sam who just stops and talks to birds. It’s sort of his thing in 616 and I missed it. Also there’s other stuff. Sam, as usual, is the only person with his shit together, but he got there the hard way. [6222]
fic  u:marvel  m:captainamerica  pre-movie  post-movie  c:cap:sam  characterstudy  c:avengers:steve  c:avengers:natasha  c:cap:bucky  theme:growingup  theme:family  theme:grief  theme:h/c  theme:competency!!!  theme:fixing  theme:superpowers  theme:team!  theme:friendship  pov:coc  ge:het  r:pg-13  @ao3 
june 2014 by scorpionvoices
Best Supporting Actress - Fahye - Brothers Bloom (2008) [Archive of Our Own]
Whatever role Bang Bang is going to have in the post-Stephen future, it's not going to be a silent one.
"I'll tell you -- a story. A true one. When we were young -- Bloom wasn't even -- he was eleven, I think, yeah, and all we had was the knowledge that we could get things from people. If we tried. And we would sneak into the movie theatres sometimes and see these -- ridiculous stories, really ridiculous, jewel thefts and trains and standoffs with guns in the desert, villains and heroes, and romance like nobody had ever lived. And I decided..." He pauses, gazing at the dregs in his glass. "I decided I was going to give Bloom the best damn adventure story there ever was. His life was going to have everything: money, travel, great escapes, explosions --" he lifts the glass in Bang Bang's direction "-- and a happy ending."

She's already worked some of that out for herself, by now.

But it's nice of him to provide the exposition.

fic  m:brothersbloom  pre-movie  missingscene  post-movie  c:bloom:bangbang  c:bloom:stephen  c:bloom:bloom  c:bloom:penelope  theme:competency!!!  theme:womenareawesome  theme:angst  theme:family  theme:fixing  theme:friendship  pov:coc  ge:gen  r:pg-13  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2012 
january 2014 by scorpionvoices
Stephen's List - flyakate - Brothers Bloom (2008) [Archive of Our Own]
Sometimes Stephen needs a reminder of things he really shouldn't do--here are 20 of them.
6. Bang Bang can, in a pinch, be a Romantic Lure. This does mean she enjoys it.

7. Bloom can only be a Romantic Lure in an emergency situation.

8. “Because Stephen thinks it would be good for him” does not qualify as an emergency situation.

ficlet  m:brothersbloom  pre-movie  c:bloom:stephen  c:bloom:bangbang  c:bloom:bloom  list  theme:skippyslist  style:fivethings  ge:gen  r:pg  @ao3 
january 2014 by scorpionvoices
Leave in Silence (Make Noise Coming in) - misura - The Brothers Bloom (2008) [Archive of Our Own]
"She blew up the toaster," Bloom said, and when he'll talk about this later, he won't mention the toaster. Bloom's stories don't include exploding toasters.

"Coffee machine would have been worse," Stephen said, and he will never talk about this later, because Stephen's stories don't include things that really happened. [1055]
fic  m:brothersbloom  pre-movie  c:bloom:bangbang  c:bloom:stephen  c:bloom:bloom  theme:firstmeetings  theme:family  theme:shenanigans  theme:first-time  theme:snark  p:bloom:bangbang/stephen  ge:het  r:pg-13  a:misura  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2013 
january 2014 by scorpionvoices
Heeding The Call - marchingjaybird - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
Vladivostok is not what Sasha expects. They live on a base, in an apartment twice the size of the one in Moscow. Aleksis is gone most days and does not come back until late at night. She misses him terribly and, with no friends and nothing to do, she rattles around the apartment like a loose screw.

"Go, meet people," Aleksis urges. They eat dinner at a small table. His arms are long enough that he can reach across it to cup her elbow. "They are friendly."

"They are scientists," she answers. "They have no use for me."

"I am a scientist," he teases, "and I have plenty of uses for you." [2946]
fic  m:pacificrim  pre-movie  c:pr:sasha  c:pr:aleksis  theme:firstmeetings  theme:first-time  theme:marriage  theme:love  trope:mindmeld  pitchperfect  p:pr:aleksis/sasha  genre:het  r:r  @ao3 
august 2013 by scorpionvoices
Libido Has Nothing To Do With It - ambitiousbutrubbish - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
Mako looks at him completely lost. “But, you and Dr. Gottlieb -”

Newt splutters over her. “No–. I mean–. It’s not like that. Hermann and I aren’t like that.” And that’s how Newt ends up explaining sexuality to a wide eyed, 15 year old girl.

After he’s finished she smiles at him and says that being in love with someone and not having to have sex with them sounds nice, because sex sounds gross anyway. Newt hugs her so tight his arms start to hurt. [1070]
fic  m:pacificrim  pre-movie  missingscene  c:pr:newt  c:pr:hermann  theme:asexuality  theme:friendship  characterstudy  theme:angst  theme:platoniclove  opinion:sweet  p:pr:hermann/newt  genre:slash  r:pg  @ao3 
august 2013 by scorpionvoices
tongues and quiet sighs - grim_lupine - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
All in all, they get along fairly well, most of the time. If Aleksis finds himself watching Sasha with an eye that’s more appreciative than assessing at times, well, that’s his own business; Aleksis certainly isn’t going to bring it up, and if Sasha hasn’t done anything about it by now (he doesn’t fool himself that she hasn’t noticed), she probably never will.

At least, that’s what Aleksis thinks, right up until she does. [2682]
fic  m:pacificrim  pre-movie  c:pr:aleksis  c:pr:sasha  theme:first-time  theme:RST  kink:devirginization  multipleorgasms  p:pr:aleksis/sasha  genre:het  r:nc-17  a:grim_lupine  @ao3 
august 2013 by scorpionvoices
Three Golden Bulls Worth - miikkaa_xx - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
The first thing one should know is that Stacker Pentecost handpicks his pilots. (or: the Wei Tang triplets also have a story) [2988]
fic  m:pacificrim  pre-movie  c:pr:cheung  c:pr:hu  c:pr:jin  worldbuilding  characterstudy  theme:family  theme:angst  theme:h/c  theme:firstmeetings  theme:fixing  genre:gen  r:pg-13  @ao3 
july 2013 by scorpionvoices
What makes us stronger - radiophile - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
When the Becket brothers were chosen out of nearly 200 other candidates, Yancy wasn't surprised in the least. You didn't need a genius level IQ or a football scholarship to pilot a jaeger. All you needed was a good partner.

And Raleigh was the best. [1340]
fic  m:pacificrim  pre-movie  c:pr:yancy  c:pr:raleigh  theme:family  worldbuilding  characterstudy  reaction:FEELZ  genre:gen  r:pg  @ao3 
july 2013 by scorpionvoices
A Cheap Date - HarbingerofGeek - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
Tendo Choi didn't want to sleep with an uninterested party, but he did really want to get laid with someone, at some point. It had been a long day, he had a condom in his pocket, and, besides, he quite enjoyed the entire ritual of sex. A few of his white gay friends had chided him for being the epitome of the promiscuous bisexual stereotype, but he didn't care. He was 21 and he wanted to have as much sex as he could in the time that he had. [1396]
fic  m:pacificrim  pre-movie  c:pr:tendo  c:pr:oc  theme:sliceoflife  onetime  theme:firstmeetings  theme:first-time  opinion:cute  p:pr:oc/tendo  genre:slash  r:r  @ao3 
july 2013 by scorpionvoices
18 Hours - Villainyandgoodcheekbones - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
It's the longest neural handshake on record.

18 hours in another person's head, and it's hard to tell who's who anymore. [804]
ficlet  m:pacificrim  pre-movie  c:pr:aleksis  c:pr:sasha  theme:sliceoflife  trope:mindmeld  theme:war  theme:love  p:pr:aleksis/sasha  genre:het  r:pg  @ao3 
july 2013 by scorpionvoices
Bravery - Archadian_Skies - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
Mako is adjusting to her new life in the Tokyo Shatterdome. Luckily she has some new Russian friends to make her feel 7ft tall and invincible. [834]
ficlet  m:pacificrim  pre-movie  c:pr:mako  c:pr:aleksis  c:pr:sasha  theme:kids  theme:shenanigans  opinion:adorable  genre:gen  r:pg  a:archadian_skies  @ao3 
july 2013 by scorpionvoices
Let's Conspire to Reignite - ACeramicGirl - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
Together, they were fearsome.

All at the base said that the team of Cherno Alpha was one of humanities’ brightest hopes.
As much pride as they had, they were able to put it away for battle. When things really mattered, they were unstoppable.

Outside of the jaegar, nothing had changed. [1388]
fic  m:pacificrim  pre-movie  c:pr:sasha  c:pr:aleksis  theme:firstmeetings  theme:hateatfirstsight  theme:frenemies  trope:mindmeld  theme:officeromance  theme:angst  theme:first-time  theme:love  p:pr:aleksis/sasha  genre:het  r:pg-13  @ao3 
july 2013 by scorpionvoices
those who run with wolves - epistolic - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
She’s matched him from the start, blow for blow, move for move, and for the first time since he saw her six months ago he realises that Aleksandra Dmitriyeva is beautiful. [4336]
fic  m:pacificrim  pre-movie  c:pr:aleksis  c:pr:sasha  worldbuilding  theme:firstmeetings  theme:family  theme:angst  theme:injury  theme:grief  theme:friendship  warning:characterdeath-minor  p:pr:aleksis/sasha  genre:het  r:r  @ao3 
july 2013 by scorpionvoices
Tea for Two - telm_393 - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
Mako stumbles into the lab for the first time when she is fourteen and doesn't speak much English, seven months after Tokyo is destroyed and three months after she is adopted by the Marshall.


Or: Mako makes a friend. [1207]
fic  m:pacificrim  pre-movie  c:pr:mako  c:pr:hermann  theme:firstmeetings  theme:friendship  genre:gen  genre:fluff  r:pg  @ao3 
july 2013 by scorpionvoices
icarus_chained: Pale-Gold Wonder
Centuries ago, in a dark and snowy forest, Sandy had met a dream of another's making. And Sandy, being Sandy, had decided he loved it and the spirit that made it both. [1819]
fic  m:riseoftheguardians  pre-movie  c:rotg:sandy  c:rotg:jack  theme:firstmeetings  theme:friendship  theme:h/c  opinion:beautiful  genre:gen  r:pg  a:icarus_chained  @lj 
april 2013 by scorpionvoices
BOHICA - Domenika Marzione (domarzione) - The Avengers (2012), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
For the better part of fifteen years, archery is a hobby because when the Army said that they wanted Clint to know how to shoot everything, they meant firearms, things with bullets and missiles and grenades, things that require combustion and gunpowder and make noise and heat. So Clint learns and he learns well, getting used to the sore shoulder from the stock of his rifle, to the tinkle of hot casings from belt-fed machine guns, to the way life looks different and strange through telescopic sights and night vision optics. [6339]
fic  u:marvel  m:Avengers12  pre-movie  c:avengers:clint  c:avengers:natasha  c:marvel:fury  characterstudy  worldbuilding  theme:firstmeetings  theme:friendship  theme:spies  theme:sliceoflife  genre:gen  r:pg-13  @ao3 
april 2013 by scorpionvoices
First Impressions - Brenda - Takers (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
Ghost prided himself on being the type of person that liked knowing shit, or figuring shit out. Knowledge, man, that was key. That was true power right there. [2303]
fic  m:takers  pre-movie  c:takers:ghost  c:takers:gordon  c:takers:john  theme:firstmeetings  theme:shenanigans  theme:friendship  theme:snark  p:takers:gordon/john  genre:pre-slash  r:r  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2012 
april 2013 by scorpionvoices
leaf subsides to leaf - lacking - Rise of the Guardians (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
He dies in a forest fire from smoke inhalation, gasping as he watches trees burn and grass wilt into ash.

Or: Bunnymund learns that being a guardian and that being a friend are not so terribly different. [4604]
fic  m:riseoftheguardians  pre-movie  post-movie  c:rotg:bunny  c:rotg:north  c:rotg:tooth  c:rotg:sandy  c:rotg:jack  worldbuilding  characterstudy  theme:gods  theme:superpowers  theme:angst  theme:fixing  theme:transformation  theme:foundfamily  theme:h/c  theme:snark  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:HEA  genre:gen  rating:pg  @ao3 
march 2013 by scorpionvoices
Through the Glass - dentalfloss - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
“Thoughts, Coulson?” Fury asked, finger tapping idly on Barton’s file.

“He’s dangerous. He has trust issues that we may not be able to breach, he will not like working with others, he will lie to us about his motivations every chance he gets and, most likely, be successful every time.” Coulson’s gaze drifted back to the empty chair Barton had chosen earlier, boxed in the corner yet protected on as many sides as possible. “It won’t be easy, but if we can win his loyalty he has the potential to be the asset we’re looking for.”

Fury agreed, though neither of them would ever dream that they already had Barton’s loyalty, or that the price it cost was so steep. [70,417]
fic  u:marvel  m:Avengers12  pre-movie  post-movie  c:avengers:clint  c:marvel:coulson  c:avengers:natasha  c:avengers:steve  c:avengers:ensemble  c:marvel:fury  c:marvel:sitwell  theme:angst  theme:trapped  theme:mindcontrol  theme:assassins  theme:depression  theme:firstmeetings  theme:injury  theme:h/c  theme:captivity  theme:totherescue!  theme:runningaway  theme:scars  theme:selfharm  theme:team!  theme:friendship  theme:cominghome  genre:gen  rating:pg-13  @ao3  length:long 
february 2013 by scorpionvoices
All You Have To Do Is Open Your Eyes - torakowalski - The Losers (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
“Okay, no,” Pooch says, holding up his hands, “there is no way I’m gambling for money against you and Cougar.”

Jensen frowns, leaning across the table to make wide, concerned eyes at Pooch. “Is it because we’re just that fucking good?” he asks.

“No.” Pooch knocks the edge of the pack once, twice against the table. “It’s because I’m pretty sure you can read each other’s damn minds.” [5055]
fic  m:thelosers10  pre-movie  c:losers:jensen  c:losers:cougar  c:losers:ensemble  theme:shenanigans  theme:friendship  theme:clueless  theme:first-time  BFFpairing  kink:restraints  p:losers:cougar/jensen  genre:slash  rating:nc-17  author:torakowalski  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2012 
january 2013 by scorpionvoices
The Hobbit Kink Meme - Prompt Post 2 (Closed to new prompts) -- stoke the fire, by sospes
He hasn’t got on with his brother since they hit puberty. It started small, just squabbles over who got the last chicken leg at dinner, but then at one drunken banquet Kili started making bitter, angry comments about how Fili’s smithing was dishonouring their noble ancestry and Fili told him archery was far too elvish for any dwarf who cared at all about his people – and Kili threw a punch that nearly broke his nose. The next morning Dis locked them in a room and forced them to talk, and Kili came out with two cracked ribs. Family gatherings have been tense and awkward ever since, and they haven’t spoken without coming to blows in a long time.
fic  b:lordoftherings  comment!fic  pre-movie  c:lotr:fili  c:lotr:kili  c:lotr:thorin  theme:angst  theme:family  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:firstkiss  trope:soulmates  p:lotr:fili/kili  genre:slash  rating:r  @lj  challenge:kinkmeme 
january 2013 by scorpionvoices
The Hobbit Kink Meme - Prompt Post 2 (Closed to new prompts) -- hitched my apple wagon to your star, by meretricula
"Look after your sister," were the last words Dis said to Kili before he and Fili left their home in the mountains for the lowlands, traveling to join their uncle at his forge in one of the towns of Men. Fili was standing right next to him, which made their mother's admonition all the stranger: why would Dis tell Kili to take care of Fili, when she was so clearly the taller and stronger of the two of them? Fili was better than he was with a sword or an axe, could outwrestle him four falls out of five, and already had a beard and mustache long enough to braid while Kili was still checking in every reflective surface for a hint of stubble. It felt disrespectful even to think of protecting Fili, as though all the years Fili had spent protecting him -- from the taunts of other children, from the dangers of the wild, even from their own parents, sometimes -- suddenly meant nothing, and without even looking he could sense she had gone stiff with hurt at their mother's words. There was no trace of it in Fili's voice as she said her farewells, and Kili, as in all things, followed her lead, but they were barely out of sight of their home before he reached for his sister's hand.

"Don't be frightened," she said immediately, just as he'd known she would, squeezing his fingers tight. "I'm right here."
fic  b:lordoftherings  au:gender  pre-movie  c:lotr:kili  c:lotr:fili  c:lotr:ori  theme:family  theme:snark  theme:shenanigans  theme:cultureclash  theme:firstkiss  kink:incest  p:lotr:fili/kili  genre:het  rating:pg-13  @lj  challenge:kinkmeme 
january 2013 by scorpionvoices
Snow Day - Asidian - Rise of the Guardians (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
He never feels more alive than in the moment when the doors begin to open. He never feels more loved than when the children stream into the cold, chubby legs pumping, little faces red. When he plays with them, breathless and laughing, he is one among a crowd, and it is not as noticeable that they do not call his name. He can ignore that their eyes skim past him. [832]
ficlet  m:riseoftheguardians  pre-movie  c:rotg:jack  theme:angst  theme:sliceoflife  theme:shenanigans  genre:gen  rating:pg  @ao3 
december 2012 by scorpionvoices
Aripâ - foxxcub - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
“Tell me, little hawk, if you could have one wish, what would it be?”

Clint shakes his head. “I...I don’t know.”

“You do. You wish it every day.”

He closes his eyes and thinks about his days, which are filled with performing for people he doesn’t know and staying away from those he does. He’s used to going through life on autopilot, never letting himself feel much of anything, but there is one thing that ties his life together—the calmness, the security of crawling into his nest of blankets at night, high above the ground. For Clint, the world is so much better when seen from a distance.

“I wish I could fly,” he finally whispers in a tiny voice. [11,767]
fic  u:marvel  m:Avengers12  pre-movie  c:avengers:clint  c:avengers:natasha  c:marvel:coulson  trope:wingfic  theme:growingup  theme:abuse  theme:angst  theme:friendship  theme:h/c  theme:captivity  theme:totherescue!  theme:PTSD  theme:boysaredorks  theme:first-time  p:marvel:clint/coulson  genre:slash  rating:nc-17  author:foxxcub  @ao3 
november 2012 by scorpionvoices
I'm alive and I'm free (who wouldn't want to be me?) - TLvop - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Basically, this is a reverse-chronological character study about Clint Barton the ex-budgie and his feelings about food & community.

Alternative title: Food Is Tasty And So Are Friends (Metaphorically) [2698]
fic  u:marvel  m:Avengers12  pre-movie  c:avengers:clint  c:avengers:natasha  c:marvel:coulson  theme:team!  theme:food  theme:transformation  theme:shapeshifting  theme:shenanigans  theme:snark  trope:animorph  opinion:adorable  p:marvel:clint/natasha  genre:het  rating:pg  @ao3 
november 2012 by scorpionvoices
Careless Gods - Goethicite - Bourne Legacy (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
By the time Kenneth gets to the state home, the desire for love is replaced for the desire for anything other than cool disdain or anger. He makes the other boys laugh and tries his hardest to be smarter for the social workers. While the other children play, Kenneth sits on the stairs repeating, "See Spot run. Run, Spot run." He is thirteen and thinks that if he could just learn to read, someone would want him. [1031]
fic  m:bournelegacy  pre-movie  c:bourne:aaron  c:bourne:byer  characterstudy  worldbuilding  theme:growingup  theme:angst  genre:gen  rating:pg-13  @ao3 
august 2012 by scorpionvoices
Morocco - alyse - Sahara (2005) [Archive of Our Own]
"Did you see that?" Al is now just standing there, staring after the camel as it lopes away, point having been made. "Did you see that? That fucking camel bit my ass!" [3283]
fic  m:sahara05  pre-movie  c:sahara:dirk  c:sahara:al  theme:friendship  theme:shenanigans  theme:boysaredorks  theme:establishedrelationship  p:sahara:al/dirk  genre:slash  rating:r  a:alyse  @ao3 
august 2012 by scorpionvoices
Stitch me up - Trojie - Inception (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
Because this isn't the first time it's happened, Eames doesn't savage Arthur when he wakes up to find the point-man spooning him in the grey light of a Wellington dawn.

'Next time I get to be the big spoon,' Eames says groggily, poking Arthur in the hip.

Arthur mutters something incoherent and rolls over. Eames follows him and assumes big-spoon duties. [937]
ficlet  m:inception  pre-movie  post-movie  c:inception:eames  c:inception:arthur  theme:friendship  theme:cuddling  theme:love  humor  theme:totherescue!  theme:competency!!!  p:inc:arthur/eames  genre:slash  rating:r  @ao3 
july 2012 by scorpionvoices
The $64 Question - bewize - Clue (1985) [Archive of Our Own]
"Go undercover in the State Department. We'll throw your undercover ID around enough to attract attention and hope that the blackmailer bites."

"And just what," Green asked carefully, "will the blackmailer be blackmailing me for?"

This time the look that Hoover and Tolson shared said too much and Green felt his stomach roil with nausea. "I'm sure you'll think of something," Tolson said after a moment, his steely gray eyes boring into Green's. "It's your job on the line." [3151]
fic  m:clue  pre-movie  post-movie  c:clue:oc  worldbuilding  characterstudy  theme:angst  theme:undercover  theme:homophobia  theme:love  genre:slash  genre:drama  rating:pg-13  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2010 
july 2012 by scorpionvoices
pprfaith: Steady
According to the files, Anthony Edward Stark is a second cousin twice removed of Howard Edward Stark, owner of Stark Industries and Stark International.

Clint Barton is a no-one off the street, an acrobat, a circus child. He has no mother, no father, and only a shady paper cut-out for a brother.

Everyone wonders about his past. Everyone asks. No-one ever asks about Tony Stark’s past.

The first time they run into each other, lightning streaks down Clint’s spine, stabs into his brain like a cattle-prod and he thinks, well, fuck me,.

People should definitely be asking about Tony Stark’s past. [2413]
fic  u:marvel  m:Avengers12  crossover  tv:highlander  pre-movie  post-movie  c:avengers:clint  c:ironman:tony  theme:firstmeetings  theme:snark  theme:sliceoflife  theme:friendship  trope:pretendSO  warning:characterdeath-sortof  theme:resurrection  theme:immortality  theme:firstkiss  unusualpairing  p:marvel:clint/tony  genre:slash  rating:pg-13  author:pprfaith  @lj 
june 2012 by scorpionvoices
Float Like a Butterfly - indigostohelit - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
Her next team—two men, one of them really still a boy, one of them nearly ready for retirement—trips over their tongues when talking to Brandt. Oh, they’re fine on a mission, there really aren’t that many ways to scream that you’re about to get shot, but when no one’s life is in danger, they can’t say a word.

They’re requisitioning uniforms one day and the younger one says, “Do you need, uh, a different size? Because you’re, you know, uh, you know.”

“A what?” says Brandt. “Part Irish? Over thirty? Tall? Short? Medium? Snappy in a suit? Good at archery? A dog lover, a musician, a soldier in Afghanistan? A trained penguin?” [1338]
fic  m:missionimpossible  au:gender  pre-movie  c:mi:brandt  characterstudy  theme:sliceoflife  theme:angst  theme:snark  theme:friendship  genre:gen  rating:r  @ao3 
may 2012 by scorpionvoices
hoosierbitch: as it is written
Summary: Clint is dyslexic.

Warnings: The story's about someone with a learning disability, and there's internalized negativity about it as well as verbal abuse from other characters. There's also vaguely-alluded to unpleasantness with Trickshot, which I didn't get into because comics canon terrifies me. PM me if you need more information about potential triggers. ♥

Notes: This fic was inspired by Hawkeye's scene in the beginning of the Avengers, when he makes the observation about the Tesseract being a door. One of the positive things about dyslexia is that it can mean a person comes at a problem from a different angle. [3999]
fic  u:marvel  m:Avengers12  pre-movie  c:avengers:clint  characterstudy  c:marvel:coulson  theme:angst  theme:abuse  theme:aftermath  theme:friendship  genre:gen  rating:pg-13  author:hoosierbitch  @dw 
may 2012 by scorpionvoices
6 Times The Avengers Hugged Each Other - Sharksdontsleep - The Avengers (2012), Captain America (2011), Iron Man (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
After a particularly brutal fight, he wakes up - buck-ass naked, of course - chest throbbing. Thor reaches a hand down, pulls him up and into a great hug, mindless of Bruce’s nudity, the scales of his armor cool against Bruce’s sore limbs.

“You have much to carry,” Thor says, wrapping an arm around Bruce to help him over the broken concrete of a building he’d just destroyed. “We have words for this on Asgard. That a great burden is made light by many hands.” [1418]
fic  u:marvel  m:Avengers12  pre-movie  post-movie  c:avengers:natasha  c:avengers:clint  c:ironman:pepper  c:marvel:coulson  c:avengers:steve  c:avengers:thor  c:ironman:tony  c:avengers:bruce  theme:cuddling  theme:injury  theme:abuse  theme:angst  theme:friendship  theme:selfrescue  theme:team!  genre:gen  rating:pg-13  author:sharksdontsleep  @ao3 
may 2012 by scorpionvoices
Save Yourself - ghostrunner - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
'Natasha knows best' is the first house rule. There are a lot of unwritten corollaries to it like, 'except in the kitchen' and 'unless Coulson is diametrically opposed', but it still holds in most situations.

Clint is arguing fruitlessly against this tenet.

“I know my body!” he protests.

Natasha raises an eyebrow. “Are you suggesting I don’t?”

Clint proves he’s recovered enough to have the blood pressure to blush.

In the tongue-tied pause Phil says, “We’re not leaving you alone in the shape you’re in. It’s entirely up to you whether you stay here awake, or drugged into unconsciousness.”

They don’t write rule books for bisexual threesome relationships where all the committed parties are trained government killers, so Phil isn’t sure if this situation counts as ‘ganging up’ or ‘democracy’. Since it’s how they settle almost all disputes he decides to give them the benefit of the doubt. [2613]
fic  u:marvel  m:Avengers12  pre-movie  c:marvel:coulson  c:avengers:natasha  c:avengers:clint  OT3  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:totherescue!  theme:selfrescue  theme:injury  theme:h/c  theme:love  opinion:sweet  p:marvel:clint/coulson/natasha  genre:slash  genre:het  rating:nc-17  author:ghostrunner  @ao3 
april 2012 by scorpionvoices
Hope is Not a Course of Action - thatdamneddame - The Avengers (2012), Marvel Avengers Movies Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Coulson gets him a brand new recurve bow and some grips and gear and takes him to Beirut to sit on a roof for fifteen hours in the fucking sun. Bow in hand, and Clint remembers this feeling from the circus: the feeling of the bow in his hands, the steadying of his breathing, the way he focuses in on the target, the rest of the world an insignificant blur.

Except this time, when Clint makes the shot, sweat is dripping into his eyes, arms burnt from the sun, he has an opening most snipers would consider not enough time, and instead of applause, all he has is a bored suit telling him, “Bring it in, Barton. You’re done,” like assassinating people with bows and arrows is a normal thing to do. [12,570]
fic  u:marvel  m:Avengers12  pre-movie  c:avengers:clint  c:marvel:coulson  c:avengers:natasha  characterstudy  theme:firstmeetings  theme:angst  theme:friendship  theme:raceagainsttime!  theme:spies  theme:injury  theme:totherescue!  theme:team!  theme:h/c  theme:first-time  theme:love  p:marvel:clint/coulson  genre:slash  rating:r  author:thatdamneddame  @ao3  w:torture 
april 2012 by scorpionvoices
Team Dynamics, Family, and Other Things That Will Hurt You - Pistol - The Losers (2010), The Losers - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
Cougar keeps popping up next to Jensen after that. And much like Jensen's sudden influx of facial hair, Jensen decides to keep him.

The others initially shoot Cougar questioning looks which get ignored. After several days everyone seems content that their team is still a finely tuned instrument of badassery and explain the change in dynamics in their own unique ways.

Jensen is honestly a bit concerned at the way some of their minds work.


It's strange, but Jensen finds a routine with Cougar. It's almost comforting.

If they're on the move, Jensen knows without looking that Cougar is at his four. If they're making camp, he knows Cougar will be bunking down next to him. If Jensen starts to ramble, Cougar will only hush him if it might endanger the mission or if Hajjar is starting to twitch. Which really, he should probably get that looked at by a doctor, 'cause it's getting bad.

And when Jensen has food in his hand, he knows Cougar is there looking at it longingly from under his hat.

He's not stupid. He knows the food is why Cougar keeps popping up, but he finds he doesn't mind. If anything, it's leverage, 'cause no one but him is offering to share their rations with Cougar.
fic  co:thelosers  m:thelosers10  pre-movie  c:losers:jensen  c:losers:sisterjensen  c:losers:cougar  c:losers:beth  c:losers:pooch  c:losers:roque  c:losers:clay  theme:friendship  theme:angst  theme:abuse  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:family  theme:h/c  theme:homophobia  theme:injury  theme:grief  theme:cominghome  theme:captivity  theme:team!  theme:totherescue!  theme:PTSD  theme:scars  theme:snark  theme:aftermath  theme:fixing  theme:cuddling  theme:RST  theme:first-time  kink:restraints  kink:metal/ink  kink:marking  theme:love  warning:characterdeath-sortof  note:happyending  p:losers:cougar/jensen  p:losers:jolene/pooch  genre:slash  genre:drama  rating:nc-17  author:pistol  @ao3  challenge:anteup  favs:losers  favs:bestofthebest  for-kayla  for-cindy  w:torture 
march 2012 by scorpionvoices
So Leave me Here and Call me Lucky - lc2l - Jumper (2008) [Archive of Our Own]
Griffin grits his teeth against the electricity pulsing through his body and tries not to black out again.

He's twenty four. If he dies today, he's lived eighteen years longer than the average.

He once met a jumper who was fifty seven. An old man who survived by never jumping—walking from place to place and playing the normal human for all it was worth. If Griffin hadn't tracked him down, no one would ever have found him.

If Griffin skews the statistics at twenty four, how much would a fifty seven year old change the average? Enough that most jumpers die a week or two after their first jump? [3611]
fic  m:jumper  pre-movie  post-movie  c:jumper:griffin  theme:growingup  theme:runningaway  theme:scars  warning:characterdeath-inevitable  genre:gen  rating:pg-13  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2011 
january 2012 by scorpionvoices
Indulgence - Peripeteia - Thor (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
Loki would never call Sif easily offended, but he had spent no small portion of his life practicing the fine art of stoking her ire. The only problem he saw was the fact that, this once, he hadn’t actually done anything. [3477]
fic  u:marvel  m:thor  pre-movie  c:thor:loki  c:thor:sif  theme:angst  theme:inebriation  theme:clueless  theme:firstkiss  p:thor:loki/sif  genre:het  rating:pg  author:peripeteia  @ao3 
december 2011 by scorpionvoices
Dexterity - leupagus, screamlet, waldorph - Star Trek (2009) [Archive of Our Own]
"You're letting... Winona fix a problem? Unsupervised?"

That niggling, this might be a bad idea feeling got stronger, and Amanda made the conscious effort not to grip the table. She just wanted to prove that Sarek was wrong, but this had the capacity to get way out of hand really fast. Forget career-destroying — this could be catastrophic for the talks.

"Nothing, I'm sure it's fine," he said. That he sounded so sure was clearly an effort to lull her into a false sense of security, because then he said, "Anything you want said at your funeral?"


"Okay, so let me explain something about Macawi," he sighed. "She's fucksane."

It turned out that George Kirk, by dint of being Midwesterner and a genuinely nice guy, somehow ended up being the guy who people ended up crying to when things went south with Winona Macawi. And because George Kirk was the only person other than the Captain, the XO, and the chief engineering officer (whom, apparently, Winona hated with the passion of a thousand suns for reasons George refused to discuss because it was hearsay and apparently, George didn't gossip, he just informed) who hadn't slept with Winona Macawi or had his heart broken by her, people thought he was the safe guy to turn to in order to hate on her.

"So what you're saying," she hedged, "is that maybe I shouldn't have let her go off alone."

He gave her a long, almost pitying look. "No, I'm sure it's fine," he said finally. "I mean, what could possibly go wrong?" [7910]
fic  u:startrek  m:startrek09  pre-movie  oneshot  c:startrek:winona  c:startrek:amanda  c:startrek:george  c:startrek:sarek  shenanigans  hilarity  theme:firstmeetings  theme:competency!!!  theme:friendship  theme:role-reversal  theme:sliceoflife  theme:snark  opinion:awesome  genre:gen  author:waldorph  author:leupagus  author:screamlet  @ao3  favs:startrek  for-kayla 
december 2011 by scorpionvoices
One Foot In Front Of The Other - lazulisong - Star Trek (2009) [Archive of Our Own]
"Where the hell is One?" says Win. "I told her to keep you out of trouble, for fuck's sake!"

"Personal family leave," says Pike, scowling. "Look, Winona, this is --"

"I read the fucking report," says Win, making for the exit, "and you are quite right, it is a major fucking balls-up and you should have spaced the bastard, but you command-bitches never have a lick of sense. Who is this?" she adds, jerking her head at the Vulcan keeping pace with them.

"The science officer who realized there was a problem," says Pike. "His name is --"

"I shall call him Tiny Science-bitch," decides Win. "Since he was intelligent enough to alert you, I will allow him to help me fix the problem."

"Win, for God's sake --"

Win points at Pike. "Silence, Command-bitch!"

Pike rolls his eyes, but she has a baby album of pictures from his first year at Academy, so she allows him his rebellion. [1390] [This is, in fact, my favorite thing lazulisong has ever written. It posits What if Jim was not a personality-clone of his father, but a more sane version of his mother? I seriously laughed so hard that I got hiccups.]
fic  u:startrek  m:startrek09  pre-movie  c:startrek:winona  c:startrek:pike  c:startrek:spock  shenanigans  pitchperfect  theme:sliceoflife  genre:gen  rating:pg-13  author:lazulisong  @ao3  hilarity  favs:startrek  for-kayla  for-cindy 
december 2011 by scorpionvoices
honeypuffed: Counting Backwards
Prompt: Can I just have lots of asexual Steve/Bucky cuddles and support and non-sex based relation of awesomeness, yet still obviously a romantic relationship?

Bonus points for creating a movie!headcanon for Steve meeting Bucky again in the future when asexuality is more of a known thing and they have a word for what they were (granted the word existed in the 40's it just didn't have the distribution it has now) [1935]
fic  u:marvel  m:captainamerica  pre-movie  missingscene  c:cap:bucky  c:avengers:steve  theme:angst  theme:friendship  theme:love  theme:asexuality  quality:good  for-brittany  opinion:sweet  p:marvel:bucky/steve  genre:slash  rating:pg  @lj 
august 2011 by scorpionvoices
igrockspock: Course Correction
"That was some nice navigation," he says, and she smiles, pleased by both the compliment and the deep set eyes framed by high cheekbones.

"Thanks." She strokes the nav console appreciatively, the same way she sometimes sees humans pat their dogs. The gesture isn't very logical, but she doesn't care. Ships talk to her. Even simulated ones.

His eyes flick down to her pink lacquered nails, and she wonders if he's checking her out -- the color does look lovely against her green skin, after all -- but instead he pats his own console and says, "Yeah, she's not bad for a simulator."
fic  pre-movie  theme:friendship  theme:dating  theme:angst  theme:firstkiss  u:startrek  m:startrek09  c:startrek:gaila  c:startrek:sulu  p:startrek:gaila/sulu  ge:het  a:igrockspock  r:pg-13  @lj 
july 2011 by scorpionvoices
Hello, I Love You, Won't You Tell Me Your Name - eleveninches - Inception (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
Many people, Eames would find out later, assumed Eames had wanted Arthur from the moment they'd met. It was true Arthur was devestatingly attractive, but in all honesty, the first thing Eames had thought when he'd met Arthur was, Why did Cobb bring his son? (Or: It's all about trust.) [3628]
fic  inception  pre-movie  post-movie  inception:eames  inception:arthur  humor  shenanigans  boysaredorks  theme:firstmeetings  theme:friendship  theme:snark  theme:angst  theme:first-time  slash  nc-17  eleveninches  @ao3  pairing:inc:arthur/eames 
july 2011 by scorpionvoices
whiskyrunner: Pavlov's Bell
It doesn't surprise Arthur when he hears, eventually, that they've developed a reputation for fighting like cats and dogs—since, in a sense, they are those things. [~5100]
fic  m:inception  pre-movie  post-movie  c:inception:arthur  c:inception:eames  theme:friendship  theme:snark  theme:angst  theme:first-time  theme:werewolves  theme:weresomethings  kink  trope:partnerbond  trope:sex-or-die  humor  genre:slash  rating:nc-17  author:whiskyrunner  pairing:inc:arthur/eames  @lj 
june 2011 by scorpionvoices
disney_kink: Prompt Post 2! -- Scars, by ardentintox
She misses the times when he would call her his pear blossom, his sweet dumpling, and she would look at him and call him her brave soldier. She hates the Huns, and she hates the Emperor, and above all else she hates war. The war took her husband away and gave her back a stranger.
fic  u:disney  m:mulan  comment!fic  pre-movie  theme:war  theme:aftermath  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:love  theme:grief  genre:het  rating:pg  challenge:kinkmeme  @lj 
june 2011 by scorpionvoices
maratonista: One we forge
It took a special kind of crazy to do what they did.

Clay handpicked his team. He knew better than anyone that even as a unit, they were a few wires short of a full fuse.

One too many blows on the head, Jensen liked to say. None of them signed up for the buzz or the combat glamor that being Special Forces promised. They all did it because somehow or other, they were all fucked in the head enough to think that what Clay offered sounded like a fucking fantastic idea.

Again, Clay knew better than anyone just how fucked up they all were. [2723]
fic  thelosers  thelosers2010  pre-movie  losers:clay  losers:roque  losers:pooch  losers:jensen  losers:couger  team!fic  theme:friendship  worldbuilding  shenanigans  gen  maratonista  rating:pg-13 
april 2011 by scorpionvoices
maratonista: In for a penny
Jensen had been a puppy for exactly three hours, and already Clay wanted to kick him.

That’s what Jensen did to you: he made you want to kick fucking puppies. [881]
ficlet  thelosers  thelosers2010  pre-movie  losers:jensen  losers:couger  losers:clay  losers:roque  losers:pooch  team!fic  trope:animorph  crack  shenanigans  boysaredorks  hilarity  cougar/jensen  slash  maratonista  rating:pg-13 
april 2011 by scorpionvoices
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