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Little Whispers - greenkangaroo - Naruto [Archive of Our Own]
"The world is not moved by one large shout, but a thousand little whispers."

Akimichi Chouza is old and his fighting days are done, but he has one more trick to teach up his sleeve. [2834]
fic  an:naruto  post-series  c:naru:naruto  c:naru:chouza  theme:growingold  theme:growingup  theme:fixing  theme:competency!!!  o:sweet  ge:gen  r:pg  @ao3 
may 2019 by scorpionvoices
Of Years - Avorna - Critical Role (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
After the discussions around Nott's age, Nott decides to ask Caleb how old he is. [759]

ficlet  u:criticalrole  web:criticalrole2  c:cr:nott  c:cr:caleb  theme:friendship  theme:foundfamily  theme:growingold  o:adorable  ge:gen  r:pg  @ao3 
december 2018 by scorpionvoices
tradition - thewalrus_said - Temeraire - Naomi Novik [Archive of Our Own]
After the third year, Granby gave up all pretence and embraced it as a tradition: The final week of July, barring war, injury, or other disaster, was to be spent on Tharkay’s estate in Scotland. [1496]
“It’s rather wretched, isn’t it?” Granby murmured on the last day of his third visit, standing with Tharkay and watching Laurence upbraid the two dragons for some unkind word or other. “Something about the way his shoulders go when his honor’s been offended. It was nigh unbearable when he was still more a naval man than an aerial one.”

The silence stretched out so long that Granby began to fear he had concluded incorrectly, Tharkay’s sharp gaze pinning him in place, before the other man twitched his lips into a small smile and said, “Yes, I can well imagine it might have been. Have you any advice?”

Relief shot through Granby like the expensive whiskey they had polished off two nights previous. “Well, I would have advised against cohabitation, but it seems that dragon has rather flown, so I’m afraid not. Just sympathy.”

Tharkay snorted. “Much good that will do me. But I appreciate it all the same.”
fic  b:hismajesty'sdragon  post-series  c:hmd:granby  c:hmd:tharkay  c:hmd:laurence  c:hmd:little  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:friendship  theme:pining  theme:angst  theme:love  theme:betrayal  theme:illness  theme:h/c  theme:growingold  theme:HEA  p:hmd:granby/little  p:hmd:laurence/tharkay  ge:slash  ge:drama  r:pg  @ao3  challenge:yuletide2017 
january 2018 by scorpionvoices
A Horse of Rohan - determamfidd - The Lord of the Rings - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
Perhaps by carrying two such unusual riders, this horse has become something like them. Growing Elflike and Dwarflike together: some of Gimli's stout loyalty and stubbornness, some of Legolas' free light humour and wild spirit. Something remarkable.

Or perhaps he was always remarkable, and it took the travels of an Elf and Dwarf to bring it to light. [3205]
fic  b:lordoftherings  style:fivethings  c:lotr:gimli  c:lotr:legolas  c:lotr:arod  theme:friendship  theme:love  theme:aftermath  theme:growingold  p:lotr:gimli/legolas  ge:slash  r:pg  @ao3 
may 2017 by scorpionvoices
Afterimage - galacticproportions - Star Wars - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
Bodhi makes it off Scarif. But he doesn't think he should have. [5453]
A few people in every group are Alderaanian, and their faces look how his feels. He wants to reach out to them, but doesn't know how, so they pass each other, locked in their homelessness, their orphaning.

Bodhi feels like he's been widowed many times, even though he barely knew them—Baze and Chirrut and their deep sufficiency to one another, K-2 who shouldn't even have been possible but was, Jyn with her late-blooming hope, sharp Cassian whose face Bodhi would have liked to touch and see if it could soften. No time, no time. Send them off with Galen, with his mothers and Rohini, with his city. More names to call silently into the darkness.
fic  u:starwars  m:rogueone  post-movie  c:sw:bodhi  c:sw:luke  c:sw:leia  c:sw:ensemble  theme:grief  theme:survival  theme:fuckbuddies  theme:PTSD  theme:growingold  theme:fixing  p:sw:bodhi/luke  ge:slash  ge:drama  r:r  @ao3 
april 2017 by scorpionvoices
A Long Engagement - thedevilchicken - The Expendables (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
So then there Gunnar was, all their secrets spilling out ‘cause he was trying to keep Barney from passing out again on the floor of his beat-up old plane.

“I thought he was the biggest dick I’d ever met,” Gunnar said, and Barney sputtered a laugh. It didn't take a fucking chemical engineer to know who Gunnar was talking about.

“Yeah, you got that right,” Barney replied. And the guys were all looking at them like they’d both grown a second head ‘cause none of them knew Gunnar knew Stonebanks, not even Doc, but Doc had mostly worked out of the Middle East back in the day so maybe that made sense. And Gunnar rambled the whole damn way back home, about the surveillance op in Moscow that it turned out he knew was a trial, about Bosnia and South Africa and those three months training back at Little Creek and Barney knew he should’ve told him to stop but whatever was in him had gotten him well past caring and hell, maybe it was best they knew why he trusts Gunnar the way he does. They’ve known each other for more than half Gunnar’s life. They’ve known each other almost longer than he’s known the rest of them put together. Maybe right then it finally made sense why Barney had told Lee 'I’m ever captured or taken hostage, the first thing you do is tell Gunnar.' Maybe it made sense why he told Lee 'the second thing you do is whatever the hell he tells you to do.' [15,003]

[Post-Expendables 3]
fic  m:expendables  pre-series  post-movie  c:ex:barney  c:ex:gunnar  characterstudy  theme:firstmeetings  theme:first-time  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:growingold  theme:angst  theme:drugabuse  theme:h/c  theme:secretlovers  theme:love  p:ex:barney/gunnar  ge:slash  r:nc-17  @ao3 
october 2016 by scorpionvoices
this rapture and unrest - voksen - Les Misérables - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
"If you are an old man," says Javert, "then so am I." His hair may be still closer to gray than Valjean's white, but the difference in their ages is not so great as all that, and he does not feel old. He does not think of how Toulon can age a man or how he had once mistaken a far older man for Valjean on the strength of the weary bitter lines carved deep in his face; he thinks only of Valjean as he stands here, before him, in the present. "But you would not see me suffering for the pure sake of it." [6062]
fic  b:lesmisérables  post-series  au:justalittledifferent  c:lesmis:javert  c:lesmis:valjean  theme:aftermath  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:love  theme:growingold  theme:h/c  p:lesmis:javert/valjean  ge:slash  r:nc-17  @ao3  o:beautiful 
december 2014 by scorpionvoices
TtH • Story • Tomorrow, Tomorrow and Tomorrow
When she wakes in the desert, her first thought is that she must have been out longer than she thought. The last thing she remembers is the quickening of the head hunter that challenged her and then…she died. Stab wound in the gut. And faithful as ever, her hated immortality brought her back. No matter how many times Willow apologizes, Buffy doesn’t think she will ever forgive her friend.

But the fact remains that she wakes not in the alley she died in but in the desert, far from civilization with the faint smell of ozone lingering around her. With a grimace she stands and starts walking in a straight line and random direction. [32,802]
fic  tv:buffythevampireslayer  crossover  tv:highlander  c:btvs:buffy  c:hl:methos  c:hl:kronos  c:hl:silas  c:hl:caspian  c:hl:duncan  c:hl:joe  theme:stranded  theme:timetravel  theme:immortality  theme:angst  theme:grief  theme:growingold  theme:h/c  theme:love  theme:survival  theme:totherescue!  theme:selfrescue  theme:competency!!!  theme:gods  p:xvr:buffy/methos  ge:het  ge:drama  r:pg-13  a:pprfaith  @tth 
november 2014 by scorpionvoices
Legacy (Or Someone Very Much Like It) - Medie - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Some family secrets must be hidden in plain sight. [2547]
“Doors open two ways, Samantha,” she says, quietly. “And some are best left locked; particularly when you don’t know what’s on the other side.”

Sam’s smile doesn’t even falter. “Better to know and be prepared for it, isn’t it? What happens if whatever is on the other side comes to Earth in ships? You and I both know SHIELD doesn’t have anything that can stop that.”

“Perhaps not,” Peggy agrees, reaching out to take Sam’s hand in hers, “but I’m not willing to sacrifice my granddaughter to rectify that.”

Sam answers that comment by pressing a kiss to her forehead. “I’m not going to die, Gran.” Her expression could almost be called jaunty. “I learned from the best.”

That’s precisely what worries Peggy, but she’s wise enough not to point that out.
fic  u:marvel  m:captainamerica  crossover  tv:stargatesg1  c:cap:peggy  c:sg1:jacob  c:sg1:sam  theme:family  theme:angst  theme:grief  theme:growingold  theme:snark  p:cap:peggy/steve  ge:het  r:pg  a:medie  @ao3 
september 2014 by scorpionvoices
People in Masks - ConstanceComment - Les Misérables (2012), Les Misérables - All Media Types, Les Misérables - Victor Hugo [Archive of Our Own]
One hour, three days, nineteen years; it is hard not to count the nights under the weight of all that time. Valjean numbers the evenings and retreats with every sunrise; neither of them see half so clearly in direct light.

After rescuing Javert from the Seine, Valjean finds that understanding is still slow to come. There is more to a man than is contained in the physical; there is more to language than speech. [series]
fic  b:lesmisérables  au:justalittledifferent  c:lesmis:valjean  c:lesmis:javert  theme:fix-it  theme:angst  theme:frenemies  theme:totherescue!  theme:injury  theme:h/c  theme:dreams  theme:grief  theme:growingold  theme:first-time  p:lesmis:javert/valjean  genre:slash  r:r  a:constancecomment  @ao3 
august 2013 by scorpionvoices
Three Days (or The One Where Javert and Valjean Take a Road Trip Through France and Raise a Child) - Chapter 1 - zamwessell (greencarnation) - Les Misérables - All Media Types, Les Misérables - Schönberg/Boublil, Les Misérables (2012) [Archive of Our
Javert calls what he thinks is Valjean's bluff about needing three days to find the child Cosette and intercede for her. The Inspector comes along for the ride -- and gets much more than he bargained for, in the process. [36,182]

[This is the fic that I have needed for years. Valjean and Javert see beyond what they each seem to be and find the men underneath. They grow old together and live HEA, which is what I always wanted for them.]
fic  b:lesmisérables  au:justalittledifferent  c:lesmis:valjean  c:lesmis:javert  c:lesmis:cosette  theme:roadtrip  theme:raceagainsttime!  theme:runningaway  theme:foundfamily  theme:pining  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:first-time  theme:homophobia  theme:fix-it  theme:RST  theme:romance  theme:growingold  theme:HEA  p:lesmis:javert/valjean  genre:slash  rating:nc-17  @ao3 
february 2013 by scorpionvoices
don't turn me home again - irnan - The Avengers (2012), Captain America (2011), Marvel Avengers Movies Universe [Archive of Our Own]
"I need to know what's in Hartford, Captain," said Hill. Her tone was gentler than Steve was expecting. He didn't know whether he ought to be grateful for that or not.

"Family," he said. The word felt rusty and disused in his mouth, on his tongue, but it was there, and that was what counted.

(or: five times Steve Rogers went to Hartford, Connecticut, and the people he spent time with there.) [3151]
fic  u:marvel  m:Avengers12  m:captainamerica  c:avengers:steve  c:cap:bucky  c:cap:gabe  c:avengers:natasha  c:cap:peggy  theme:friendship  theme:cominghome  theme:foundfamily  theme:kids  theme:h/c  theme:growingold  warning:characterdeath-inevitable  OT3  p:marvel:bucky/natasha/steve  genre:multi  rating:pg  author:irnan  @ao3 
february 2013 by scorpionvoices
All Times Are Now - 1001cranes - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Stiles looks sixteen on his good days and twenty on the worse ones - lowered eyes and pinched features, missing the sea like a limb, or a lover, and he has to remind himself his lover is here. Standing beside him on two legs.

Or, the one where Stiles is a Selkie and Peter has his skin. [2592]
fic  tv:teenwolf  au:nothuman  c:teenwolf:stiles  c:teenwolf:peter  theme:transformation  theme:love  theme:first-time  theme:growingold  theme:pack  p:teenwolf:peter/stiles  genre:slash  rating:pg-13  a:1001cranes  @ao3  theme:immortality 
august 2012 by scorpionvoices
redjacket: Years Later
Years later, Babe realizes just how much Gene hates the cold. Part of it is being older, Babe’s bones can’t take it so well now either, but Gene just hates it. He’s a Louisiana boy, does best when it’s not just warm but goddamn sweltering.

“How’d you do it?” Babe asks him, once, waiting for him to bundle up until even his face barely shows.

“Just did,” Gene replies easily, with the same bittersweet, half smile he wears whenever they talk about the war. [7440]
fic  tv:bandofbrothers  missingscene  post-series  post-war  c:bob:babe  c:bob:doc  theme:angst  theme:war  theme:friendship  theme:firstkiss  theme:secretlovers  theme:h/c  theme:grief  theme:growingup  theme:growingold  trope:huddlingforwarmth  theme:firstmeetings  theme:aftermath  warning:characterdeath-oldage  p:bob:babe/doc  genre:slash  rating:r  author:redjacket  @lj 
may 2012 by scorpionvoices
doodle_writes: Not Exactly Location, Location, Location
"I want to make it clear that this house is where we plan to spend the remainder of our lives. I'd rather that time was not cut short by an arthritic tumble down a flight of unwanted stairs." Sherlock and John go house hunting for the perfect place to retire in Sussex. [2500]
fic  tv:sherlock  c:SH:watson  c:SH:holmes  c:SH:oc  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:futurefic  theme:snark  theme:growingold  opinion:adorable  p:sh:john/sherlock  genre:fluff  genre:slash  rating:pg  @lj 
april 2012 by scorpionvoices
The Business - Basingstoke - The Authority [Archive of Our Own]
"You guys looked like you were in a pretty heavy conversation," Becky said, dodging an early pothole.

Apollo squeezed Midnighter's hand. "We've had an offer to go back into the business."

"The business?" She frowned. "You said you were ex-military. Aren't you kind of, you know, old to re-up?"

"It's complicated," Apollo said.

"It's classified," Midnighter growled. He narrowed his eyes at Apollo.

"Also classified," Apollo conceded. "And we're not *that* old."

"Too old." [3049]
fic  co:theauthority  oneshot  c:authority:midnighter  c:authority:apollo  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:growingold  theme:angst  theme:love  theme:competency!!!  p:authority:apollo/midnighter  genre:slash  rating:pg-13  @ao3  a:basingstoke 
march 2012 by scorpionvoices
The Yaxley Affair - Mice - Jeeves & Wooster, Man from Uncle - Fandom [Archive of Our Own]
When Lord Yaxley -- also known as Bertie Wooster -- and his inimitable valet Jeeves stumble upon a THRUSH plot, Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin are sent in to pull them out of trouble. Things don't work out according to plan. They never really do, do they? [57,171]
fic  tv:jeeves&wooster  crossover  tv:manfromUNCLE  c:muncle:napoleon  c:muncle:illya  c:j&w:jeeves  c:j&w:wooster  theme:raceagainsttime!  theme:totherescue!  theme:roadtrip  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:angst  theme:injury  theme:h/c  theme:love  theme:first-time  theme:growingold  theme:romance  p:j&w:jeeves/wooster  p:muncle:illya/napoleon  genre:action  genre:slash  rating:nc-17  author:mice  @ao3 
january 2012 by scorpionvoices
The Important Bit, a sherlock fanfic by rayndrop - FanFiction.Net
A few minutes later, John opens his mouth to say something.

"After a certain point," cuts in Sherlock without looking up from his book, "I should think that the distinction between 'to love' and to 'be in love' becomes rather more academic than practical, don't you think?"


A lovely story about straight John and asexual Sherlock being married and growing old together.


AN: That's right. Platonically married asexual Sherlock and straight John. Because the really important part is that they're soulmates whether or not they fancy each other. Because they defy category. Because if anyone is going to tell society that it and its constrictive, insufficient definitions of friendship, romance, and marriage can go hang, it's going to be Sherlock Freaking Holmes. [11,289]
fic  tv:sherlock  c:SH:watson  c:SH:holmes  ensemble  theme:marriage  theme:friendship  theme:romance  theme:asexuality  theme:platoniclove  theme:growingold  humor  theme:injury  theme:snark  p:sh:john/sherlock  genre:slash  rating:pg  ficfromThePit  for-brittany 
december 2011 by scorpionvoices

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