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Comes the Tide - darthneko - Final Fantasy VIII [Archive of Our Own]
Another day, another gil. This is life outside the Garden. ~ Seifer and Zell, post game, meet up again in Fisherman's Horizon. [6631]

[A classic, and definitely one of my favorite post-game fics for any Final Fantasy game.]
fic  g:FFVIII  post-series  c:ff8:seifer  c:ff8:fuujin  c:ff8:zell  theme:aftermath  theme:survival  theme:PTSD  theme:permanentinjury  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:firstkiss  p:ff8:seifer/zell  ge:slash  r:pg-13  @ao3 
november 2018 by scorpionvoices
make you laugh - applecrumbledore - Check Please! (Webcomic) [Archive of Our Own]
"Think about it," Holster offers. "I'll be around."

Bitty blurts out, "Do you think I'm cute?" and regrets it when Holster laughs, booming and loud.

"Bits, honestly? I think everyone here would be doing the exact same thing I am if they'd thought of it first." [3376]
fic  co:omgcheckplease  c:omgcp:bitty  c:omgcp:holster  theme:friendship  theme:fuckbuddies  theme:snark  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:shenanigans  o:adorable  p:omgcp:bitty/holster  ge:slash  r:r  @ao3 
may 2017 by scorpionvoices
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
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
how to fall in love with a fairytale - AndreaLyn - Star Wars - All Media Types, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
They tell stories about Finn. Half the galaxy fears him and the other half reveres him, but Poe's just struggling to figure out when he started falling in love with a hero right out of his childhood fairytales. [2811]
You start with ‘once upon a time’.

Even Poe, who’s not the usual target audience for fairytales knows *that*. He’s grown up amidst larger than life figures and romantic heroes. His first formative memories are of Luke Skywalker’s heroics being lauded throughout the galaxy and watching Leia Organa marry a space pirate after saving the universe.
fic  u:starwars  m:swTFA  c:sw:poe  c:sw:finn  theme:legends  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:love  theme:dorksinlove  theme:firstkiss  p:sw:finn/poe  ge:slash  r:pg-13  a:andrealyn  @ao3 
january 2016 by scorpionvoices
Consenting to Dream - emungere - Hannibal (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
A seduction through physical objects. It starts with a scarf loaned to Will on a cold day, but Hannibal, as usual, isn't satisfied with anything small. [32,187]

[The one where Hannibal keeps buying Will super expensive shit and they both get off on it.]
fic  tv:hannibal  c:hannibal:will  c:hannibal  theme:friendship  theme:seduction  theme:snark  theme:firstkiss  theme:first-time  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:love  pitchperfect  p:hannibal:hannibal/will  ge:slash  r:nc-17  a:emungere  @ao3 
october 2015 by scorpionvoices
Locker Room Therapy - Asuka Kureru (Askerian) - Naruto [Archive of Our Own]
He's never going to know the truth. Minato and Kyuubi are identical twins. There's absolutely no way to prove which one of the two actually fathered him.

(Apart from taking Kyuubi at his word, but Kyuubi lies. Naruto knows that Kyuubi lies.)

It's sordid, is what it is. And that's why he'd rather think about Sasuke punching him, kissing him. It's weird, but at least it's normal-weird. His-life-weird. It's not waking up handcuffed to a lead pipe and being held down as a psycho with his father's face calls him "my son" and carves into his cheeks. [6726]
fic  an:naruto  au:realworld  c:naru:naruto  c:naru:sasuke  c:naru:kyuubi  theme:aftermath  theme:angst  theme:grief  theme:PTSD  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:injury  theme:friendship  theme:h/c  theme:first-time  theme:snark  theme:fixing  theme:love  warning:rape-past  p:naru:naruto/sasuke  ge:slash  r:r  a:asukakureru  @ao3 
january 2015 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 • Trinity, by faithunbreakable
Their heads next to each other on the pillow look like night, blood and bleached bones, like chocolate, cinnamon and honey and they make him feel strange and free. [7109]
He slumps against Charlie, too tired suddenly to stand on his own two feet and he laughs. He laughs and laughs and laughs until a soft hand steers his face downward and she asks, Why are you laughing?

He bites back a gasp and stumbles half a step between them and says, I’m too afraid to cry.
fic  b:harrypotter  crossover  tv:buffythevampireslayer  c:hp:harry  c:hp:charlie  c:btvs:buffy  theme:angst  theme:h/c  theme:firstkiss  theme:dating  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:love  theme:destiny  p:xvr:buffy/charlie/harry  p:xvr:buffy/charlie  ge:het  ge:multi  mood:quietdesperation  r:pg-13  a:pprfaith  @tth 
november 2014 by scorpionvoices
i was found and now i don't roam these streets - hipsterchrist - Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel [Archive of Our Own]
They’ve decided to start producing Bucky Bears again, now that he’s all shiny and redeemed and fighting for good on this big Avengers misfits team. "He has a little shiny gray arm," Bucky says, wiggling the stuffed arm in question, one of the tweaks made in the new model. It takes Steve a second to realize that Bucky’s got a small smile on his face, actually looks a little bit proud around the eyes.

Or, Bucky relearns himself and how to be on a team, the rest of the Avengers try to get answers, and everyone watches too much Criminal Minds. [15,620]
fic  u:marvel  m:captainamerica  m:Avengers12  c:cap:bucky  c:avengers:steve  c:cap:sam  c:avengers:ensemble  theme:aftermath  theme:futurefic  theme:h/c  theme:friendship  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:PTSD  theme:kids  theme:angst  theme:love  p:cap:bucky/steve  ge:slash  r:r  @ao3 
may 2014 by scorpionvoices
and the days were bright red - postcardmystery - Community [Archive of Our Own]
He’s got the smile and the chest and the jawline and the hipbones and the tongue that can make you come as easy as it can get you off in a whole other courtroom, but the truth of it is that Jeff Winger is rarely fucked by anyone who doesn’t pity him, and is rarely pitied except by those who see his eyes when he just can’t make it to the finish line, no, not even if you put it there, sorry. [1928]
fic  tv:community  oneshot  c:community:jeff  c:community:abed  c:community:annie  characterstudy  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:angst  p:community:annie/jeff  ge:het  r:pg-13  a:postcardmystery  @ao3 
may 2014 by scorpionvoices
Gnomon - luchia - Les Misérables - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
“This is what happens when you’re an international beacon of righteous fury and justice for the oppressed masses,” Grantaire says. “Everyone forgets you kill people for a living.”

(OR: Enjolras is the leader of the 'militant extremist organization' ABC, and he and his human shadow Grantaire are somewhere in Russia doing shit that Grantaire can’t even try to explain - Enjolras is acting strange and something Grantaire can't name has gone horribly wrong and christ he should not be sober right now.) [73,587]
fic  b:lesmisérables  au:modern  au:politics  c:lesmis:grantaire  c:lesmis:enjolras  c:lesmis:combeferre  c:lesmis:courfeyrac  c:lesmis:cosette  c:lesmis:marius  theme:assassins  theme:angst  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:snark  theme:injury  theme:drugabuse  theme:transformation  theme:clueless  theme:first-time  theme:h/c  theme:love  mood:quietdesperation  warning:characterdeath-minor  p:lesmis:enjolras/grantaire  genre:slash  genre:action  genre:drama  r:nc-17  @ao3 
august 2013 by scorpionvoices
Pas De Deux - copperbadge - Welcome to Night Vale [Archive of Our Own]
"Madre de Dios if you stop now I'm going to -- to -- beg in a really undignified way," Carlos managed.

Cecil wrapped both his arms around Carlos's chest in a tight hug. "Tell me if it freaks you out."

"You really don't get how awesome this is, do you?" Carlos asked. [1916]
fic  misc:welcometonightvale  c:nv:carlos  c:nv:cecil  theme:first-time  theme:bodyissues  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:snark  theme:cuddling  kink:powers  kink:multipleorgasms  p:nv:carlos/cecil  genre:slash  genre:smut  r:nc-17  a:sam_storyteller  @ao3 
august 2013 by scorpionvoices
No Heart For Me Like Yours - FannyT - The Avengers (2012), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Everyone is born with a number visible on a random body part, a number that only exists twice—on yourself and on your soul mate.

Tony, famous from birth, was brought up to always hide his number from everyone around him in order to protect both himself and his soul mate from kidnapping and extortion. Clint, meanwhile, had his number obliterated by an accident when he was young and now only has only his own memory to rely on, having no records of his number from before.

Then, one day, Clint accidentally sees Tony's number. [12,184]
fic  u:marvel  m:Avengers12  c:avengers:clint  c:ironman:tony  c:avengers:ensemble  trope:soulmates  theme:angst  theme:friendship  theme:clueless  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:love  theme:firstkiss  theme:snark  p:marvel:clint/tony  genre:slash  r:pg-13  @ao3 
april 2013 by scorpionvoices
The Chance to Come Through - clio_jlh - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Derek's auditioning because Laura talked him into it, though he's not sure a ballet dancer is really what a televised dance competition is looking for. Stiles is auditioning because it seemed like a fun thing to do with Scott on a Saturday morning, and maybe he'd get to dance with Comfort, his favorite female hip hop dancer. They both end up getting a lot more than they were looking for. (A So You Think You Can Dance AU.) [7569]
fic  tv:teenwolf  au:dance  c:teenwolf:derek  c:teenwolf:laura  c:teenwolf:stiles  c:teenwolf:scott  c:teenwolf:ensemble  theme:sliceoflife  theme:romance  theme:angst  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:firstkiss  theme:clueless  humor  theme:HEA  opinion:adorable  p:teenwolf:derek/stiles  genre:slash  r:pg  @ao3  for-kayla 
april 2013 by scorpionvoices
know you're not alone - curiouslyfic - Hawkeye (Comics) [Archive of Our Own]
Clint’s standing on his front step in boots and a bathrobe, Santa hat cock-eyed and yelling about Kwanzaa. Lucky’s on the fire escape, making mournful noises and covering his good eye with his paw, evidently more aware than Clint is that Lucky’s idiot master brought a bathrobe and a Santa hat to a gun fight. [1334]
fic  u:marvel  co:hawkeye  episoderelated  c:avengers:clint  c:marvel:katebishop  c:avengers:steve  theme:shenanigans  theme:boysaredorks  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:first-time  theme:friendship  p:marvel:clint/steve  genre:slash  r:pg-13  @ao3 
march 2013 by scorpionvoices
turn off the lights and i'll glow | novembersmith
The last thing he saw before everything went blue and dark was Scott’s red hoodie, and Stiles thought, as his limbs went shock-heavy and cold, and the bubbles started streaming around him, that he’d done something good with his life after all.

**||** [20.036 words]

"I started to read this, then stopped after a few paragraphs and closed the tab because I *knew* how it had to start even without having seen the movie. Then I steeled myself and re-opened the tab and started reading again.

Holy crap, yeah, that first part hurt, but then there's hilarity and drama and a good payoff at the end. If anything, I wish it were twice as long to better develop a few of the characters and spread out the storyline a bit.

Stiles is Jack Frost, Derek is The Thing that Goes Bump in the Night, Lydia is Lady Luck, Chris and Victoria Argent are Mr. and Mrs. Claus (it's hilarious and slightly terrifying... or maybe not so slightly), Allison is Valentine, and there's still a few others to put in appearances. (Finstock as the Easter Bunny! *laughs helplessly*)

I do particularly love how so much hinges on Scott's belief in Stiles because as much as is made of Stiles' belief/faith in meta regarding the Spark, he's really more an embodiment of loyalty and protection to those he chooses. Scott, though, he can be a stubborn sonofabitch come hell or high water or, well, growing up." -bluemeridian
fic  tv:teenwolf  au:fusion  m:riseoftheguardians  c:teenwolf:stiles  c:teenwolf:derek  c:teenwolf:scott  c:teenwolf:ensemble  theme:angst  theme:family  theme:raceagainsttime!  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:clueless  theme:totherescue!  theme:firstkiss  p:teenwolf:derek/stiles  genre:slash  rating:pg-13  author:novembersmith  @ao3  via:blueMeridian 
january 2013 by scorpionvoices
metisket: Quotidian
“What does the World Security Council have to say about all this?” Tony wishes to know.

“You don’t need to know that. It would make you angry and you would rant, and I get headaches when you rant. Let it go.”

“So tell Bruce. He wouldn’t mind, right?” Tony pokes at Bruce demonstratively with all the fearlessness of the insane. “Man’s always angry.”

It’s almost true. Being angry takes a lot of energy, hence the heart rate issue. Being angry means wanting to do something, and Bruce hasn’t always got the strength for that. But bitterness, now, that’s anger’s worn-out cousin, and Bruce can keep it going through almost anything. Bitterness, resignation, and black humor are his solutions to every problem.

He has actually become his grandmother.


Or, A Day in the Life of Bruce Banner, Human Bitterness Generator [6889]
fic  u:marvel  m:Avengers12  post-movie  c:avengers:bruce  c:avengers:ensemble  theme:angst  theme:team!  theme:sliceoflife  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:fix-it  theme:friendship  theme:emotionalconstipation  p:ironman:pepper/tony  genre:gen  rating:pg-13  @lj 
january 2013 by scorpionvoices
Old Man Shoes and Scientist Heart - MarieLikesToDraw (MarieLikeToDraw), Sidney Sussex (SidneySussex) - The Avengers (2012), Avengers (Comics) [Archive of Our Own]
It wasn't the Hulk that did it.

Not that anyone assumes it was, but for Bruce, this is a victory. It may be the Hulk who goes out to fight with the Avengers, but it's Bruce who is waiting in his laboratory when they get home, when Clint needs someone to absolve him of blame for his latest kill, when Natasha needs to pretend she wasn't worried about her teammates, when Thor wants to relive the glorious battle. It may be the Hulk whose face is plastered on newspapers and television screens across the country, but it's Bruce who makes the sacrifices that get him there in the first place. [5838]
fic  u:marvel  m:Avengers12  post-movie  c:avengers:bruce  characterstudy  c:ironman:tony  c:avengers:thor  c:avengers:clint  c:avengers:natasha  c:avengers:steve  c:marvel:coulson  c:marvel:sitwell  theme:friendship  theme:h/c  theme:angst  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:grief  theme:abuse-past  theme:aftermath  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:sliceoflife  genre:gen  rating:pg-13  illustrated  artist:marielikestodraw  author:sidneysussex  @ao3 
november 2012 by scorpionvoices
Hunters and Heroes - TamrynEradani - Supernatural, The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Clint and Dean cross paths when Dean is hunting a werewolf and Clint is tracking a serial killer and their targets happen to be the same person. They return to their respective professions after the incident, but they keep in contact and keep each other sane through the daily struggles of their lives. They grow closer and they fight and eventually they save the world together. [115,863 words for the series so far; it currently stands at three parts]
fic  tv:supernatural  crossover  u:marvel  m:Avengers12  c:spn:dean  c:avengers:clint  theme:boysaredorks  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:dating  theme:first-time  theme:fix-it  theme:grief  theme:injury  theme:h/c  theme:family  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:PTSD  theme:raceagainsttime!  theme:resurrection  theme:role-reversal  theme:runningaway  theme:sacrifice  theme:scars  theme:sleepingwiththeenemy  theme:snark  theme:totherescue!  theme:RST  theme:cominghome  p:xvr:clint/dean  p:xvr:natasha/sam  p:xvr:castiel/steve  genre:drama  genre:action  genre:slash  rating:nc-17  @ao3 
november 2012 by scorpionvoices
Masque - JenNova - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Derek's not sure he can remember what he was trying to achieve here.

“That's not really a costume,” Stiles' voice returns, curling into Derek's ear. Derek suppresses a shiver.

“It's a costume,” he says, shocked by how rough his voice sounds. He needs to get out of here. [3550]
fic  tv:teenwolf  oneshot  c:teenwolf:derek  c:teenwolf:stiles  theme:friendship  theme:love  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:first-time  kink:outdoors  p:teenwolf:derek/stiles  genre:slash  rating:r  @ao3  author:jennova 
november 2012 by scorpionvoices
The City of the Dead - x_art - Person of Interest (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“Did it really go okay, or was that for Miss Morgan’s benefit?”

John grinned. He bounced Leila one more time, then took Zoe’s place on the sofa. “That was for Theresa. She doesn’t need the gory details.”

“Then neither does Leila.” Harold stood and held his arms out.

With a smile and a kiss, John passed her to him. “Do you need any help?”

“No.” Harold smiled and ducked his head back when Leila tried to grab his glasses. He’d made the mistake, in the beginning, of letting her make a game of taking his glasses. She was slow to talk, but quick in every other aspect. “She’s not too heavy yet.”

“No!” Leila said, making another effort.

“No, honey,” he said firmly. “Daddy’s glasses stay on Daddy’s face.”

“Are you Daddy this week?” John murmured. He was staring up at the both of them, hand resting against his cheek, a small smile on his lips.

Harold gave him a sideways glance. “I have no idea. Poor girl; if we ever get through this, she’ll be so mixed up if she has to introduce us to her friends.”

John’s smile died. “Probably.”

Harold shifted Leila to his other hip. John didn’t like it when he made references to the future. It was starting to become an issue. [10,121]
fic  tv:personofinterest  post-apocolypse  c:poi:finch  c:poi:reese  c:poi:ensemble  theme:kids  theme:family  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:zombies  theme:angst  theme:aftermath  theme:domesticity  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:love  theme:role-reversal  p:poi:finch/reese  genre:slash  rating:r  author:x_art  @ao3 
september 2012 by scorpionvoices
The Act of Creation Will Be Your Salvation - scifigrl47 - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
When Tony Stark was seventeen years old, he built his first AI. On that day, he ceased to be his father's creation, and became a creating force in his own right.

That one act likely saved his life, and not always in the most obvious ways. [84,678]
fic  u:marvel  m:ironman  m:Avengers12  c:ironman:tony  c:ironman:dummy  c:ironman:jarvis  c:ironman:pepper  c:avengers:steve  theme:angst  theme:friendship  theme:transformation  theme:love  theme:family  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:h/c  theme:snark  theme:injury  theme:grief  theme:growingup  characterstudy  worldbuilding  p:marvel:steve/tony  genre:slash  rating:r  author:scifigirl47  @ao3  favs:marvel 
september 2012 by scorpionvoices
A Box Step Suite - hegemony - The Avengers (2012), Iron Man (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
For a moment, Tony stares at the picture of the two of them dancing. They're indecently close, laughing. He thinks to himself this was a wonderful idea, showing off Bruce the way he should be, the person he really is under all the worry about the big guy. And there's a new plan, bubbling in his head. They could take the European press by storm by just existing in the right place at the right time. Like a long drive to London, then an underwater bullet train to Amsterdam, another long drive to Paris, Monaco, Cannes.

He wonders if Bruce has ever been.

He wonders if Bruce could say no. [8489]
fic  u:marvel  m:ironman  m:Avengers12  post-movie  c:ironman:tony  c:avengers:bruce  :D/:|  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:angst  theme:dating  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:role-reversal  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:love  theme:comingout  theme:snark  opinion:awesome  p:marvel:bruce/tony  genre:slash  rating:nc-17  author:hegemony  @ao3  crapkaylasendsme  favs:marvel  opinion:0.0  kink:roughsex  kink:powerplay 
may 2012 by scorpionvoices
Bulletproof - foxxcub - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
At age fifteen, Steve Rogers had been in love with Tony Stark.

By age twenty, he’d (mostly) gotten over it. And then he promptly became Tony Stark's fuck buddy.


Phil Coulson was more than halfway through his six year plan, and everything was chugging along nicely.

Unfortunately, he hadn’t foreseen a cocky junior Art major waltzing into his life, or his floor.

[Basically a couple of romance novels about emotionally constipated morons in college. o/]
fic  series  u:marvel  co:avengers  m:Avengers12  au:university  c:avengers:steve  c:ironman:tony  c:avengers:clint  c:marvel:coulson  c:ironman:pepper  c:cap:peggy  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:friendship  theme:clueless  theme:fuckbuddies  theme:angst  theme:snark  theme:love  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:dorksinlove  theme:first-time  p:marvel:steve/tony  p:marvel:clint/coulson  genre:slash  rating:nc-17  author:foxxcub  @ao3 
march 2012 by scorpionvoices
Three Times John Sheppard Woke Up in the Infirmary (and one time he didn't) - busaikko - Stargate Atlantis [Archive of Our Own]
Total Canon AU, post-Vegas. Um. One would think the title self-explanatory. No? Okay. . . Four things busaikko would give Detective Sheppard if she could. Because we all know I'm a sucker for the happy endings. No, really. [4329]
fic  tv:sga  au:justalittledifferent  style:fivethings  episoderelated  c:sga:john  c:sga:rodney  theme:injury  theme:angst  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:RST  theme:friendship  theme:love  p:sga:john/rodney  genre:slash  rating:pg  @ao3  a:busaikko 
march 2012 by scorpionvoices
Disclosures - gqgqqt - The Avengers (2012), Marvel Avengers Movies Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Phil Coulson is miserable, distrusted by most of SHIELD, and still doesn't remember why.

It's only going to get worse before it gets better. [67,870]

[This is masterfully crafted, guys. It's an angst-fest, but it's just so well written that it never veers off the cliff of melodrama. It's a long road to the end, but it's worth it.]
fic  u:marvel  co:avengers  m:Avengers12  c:marvel:coulson  c:avengers:clint  c:avengers:natasha  c:thor:loki  trope:amnesia  theme:angst  theme:friendship  theme:PTSD  theme:captivity  theme:h/c  theme:injury  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:raceagainsttime!  theme:scars  theme:sacrifice  theme:love  theme:aftermath  theme:firstkiss  theme:roadtrip  warning:permanentinjury  p:marvel:clint/coulson  genre:slash  rating:pg-13  author:gqgqqt  @ao3  favs:marvel  w:torture 
march 2012 by scorpionvoices
lallyloo: The Boy With the Thorn In His Side
In Chemistry class, outgoing hipster Esca is partnered with moody goth Marcus. After a rocky start, they become friends and Esca finds himself drawn to the mysterious boy behind all the makeup. [26,640] [Ok, so the premise seems pretty smirk-worthy when all you can imagine is Channing Tatum in goth white-face, but the story itself is rather well done and adorable. The boys bond over a secret love of pop music! Marcus takes Esca home for the holidays with him! Uncle Aurelius totally thinks they're doing it, but they're just friends! It's great. READ IT.]
fic  m:theeagle  au:university  au:modern  c:eagle:esca  c:eagle:marcus  theme:friendship  theme:angst  boysaredorks  shenanigans  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:cuddling  trope:pretendSO  theme:first-time  BFFpairing  p:eagle:esca/marcus  genre:slash  rating:r  author:lallyloo  @lj  for-kayla 
january 2012 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
niched: Shelter
Nudging the door open, slightly, Erik watches him from a distance, through the reflection, as Charles cleans the wound without fuss. Unexpectedly, a rush of affection that shoots through Erik. *I need to take care of you*. The urge is sudden, incomprehensible, and he lunges forward, as if to help.

Charles senses it, too. Turning back briefly, he shakes his head, smile soft, eyes crinkling. “’s all right.” *And - you’ve got that backwards*.

Backwards. It takes Erik the better part of the afternoon to understand what Charles means by this statement. Far longer for him to begin accepting it.

*I need to take care of - *

*You need to take care of - *
fic  u:marvel  m:x-men:firstclass  oneshot  c:xmen:erik  c:xmen:charles  theme:first-time  theme:angst  theme:love  opinion:beautiful  theme:lowselfesteem  p:xmen:charles/erik  genre:slash  r:nc-17  for-kayla  opinion:sweet  reaction:;_;  @lj 
june 2011 by scorpionvoices
the_dala: Scars Are Souvenirs You Never Lose
They’re not the kind of scars that give a man character – a pathetically romantic notion in a society where the most invasive surgery leaves nary a mark on the skin. Some have faded to white but the thicker, deeper ones are shiny-pink still. He’s read about ritual scarification in some Earth societies but here there is none of the symmetry usually found in such marks: they’re scattered at random over the planes of Jim’s face. They are ugly and painful and McCoy can’t doctor, magic, or curse them away.
fic  u:startrek  m:startrek09  post-movie  c:startrek:bones  c:startrek:kirk  theme:scars  theme:angst  theme:injury  theme:h/c  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:love  BFFpairing  p:startrek:kirk/mccoy  g:slash  r:nc-17  the_dala  @lj 
march 2011 by scorpionvoices
rainjoy: It's Only Time
Thirty-six. He eyes himself sideways in the mirror and he's not in bad shape, but Ed's twenty-two and can scissor his legs like a dancer. He can't return himself to what he was when he was Ed's age, in terms of Ed's precious equivalent exchange he can see where all the imbalance lies. Did you think about what you were taking from me at all or did you just want something firm to fuck?
fic  an:fullmetalalchemist  oneshot  c:fma:roy  c:fma:ed  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:angst  opinion:sweet  theme:romance  theme:lowselfesteem  p:fma:ed/roy  genre:slash  rating:r  @lj 
february 2010 by scorpionvoices
Lessons, a Naruto fanfic
Kakashi killed his first man when he was five. The lesson he learned from that kill was: Don't get too close.
fic  an:naruto  oneshot  naruto:kakashi  characterstudy  theme:grief  theme:love  sad  theme:lowselfesteem  genre:gen  ficfromThePit  author:kimi_no_vanilla  theme:angst  rating:pg-13 
january 2010 by scorpionvoices
katieforsythe: Minor Interludes for the Solo Violin
I have stated elsewhere in this series of incoherent memoirs that when I first took lodgings with Sherlock Holmes, I was not a well man due to the physical trauma I had sustained in Afghanistan. This was entirely true, and yet not the whole of it. A number of factors led to my weakened condition, the gravest of which were my severe wounding at Maiwand followed by a near-deadly encounter with enteric fever after my rescue had been effected, but these twin blows were not the only assailants upon the state of my health by the time I returned to London. I wished very often that they had been.
fic  b:SherlockHolmes  style:firstperson  c:SH:watson  c:SH:holmes  l:long  theme:injury  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:druguse  theme:h/c  theme:romance  theme:love  theme:friendship  ge:slash  r:nc-17  favs:randomfandom  series:love  theme:angst  o:awesome  @lj 
october 2009 by scorpionvoices
seanchai & elspethdixon: Readjustment
The sequel to Resurrection, Reconstruction, and Redemption. The various Avengers head to Washington to deal with Registration, and end up having to deal with each other. Meanwhile, Steve continues adjusting to life, Tony continues to have Issues, and they get used to the whole relationship thing. [37,728]
fic  u:marvel  co:avengers  m:ironman  au:justalittledifferent  c:avengers:steve  c:ironman:tony  p:marvel:steve/tony  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:h/c  theme:love  genre:slash  quality:good  author:seanchai  author:elspethdixon  theme:angst  rating:pg-13  @lj 
october 2009 by scorpionvoices
out_there: Your New Twin Sized Bed
Alex takes a two bedroom apartment that's close to his new office. The main bedroom is serviceably large, but it seems too big after months spent in a cabin, feels too empty after sharing a small boat with Michael and Sara, so Alex buys a large desk and makes it a study. The second room is tiny, but it fits a twin sized bed and a bedside table.
fic  tv:prisonbreak  post-series  theme:lowselfesteem  theme:grief  theme:establishedrelationship  OT3  theme:h/c  theme:love  quality:good  genre:slash  genre:het  theme:angst  rating:pg-13  author:out_there  @lj 
august 2009 by scorpionvoices
Admiration, a Naruto fanfic
Iruka was born with nothing, lost everything and gained back what he could through sheer strength of mind and will and body. (576)
ficlet  an:naruto  worldbuilding  c:naru:iruka  c:naru:genma  unusualpairing  theme:h/c  theme:grief  humor  short  favs:naruto  ficfromThePit  opinion:sweet  theme:lowselfesteem  p:naru:genma/iruka  genre:slash  rating:pg 
april 2008 by scorpionvoices

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