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These Unending Alchemies of Honour - justira - Final Fantasy XII [Archive of Our Own]
Gabranth lives, and there is nothing simple about it— not for him, nor Basch, and most especially not Vaan. [38,594]
"I'm not— I'm not part of this! Part of you! Part of whatever you're doing! So stop trying to make me a good little spy and stop acting like Penelo likes you and stop looking at me like that!" and the last shouted near-hoarse, close in Gabranth's face, so close, close like Reks had been, close enough for the slow slide of a sword—

It slipped out, faced with those accusing eyes, and it was only the truth.

"I'm sorry."

Vaan's eyes narrowed, darted between his own for a moment and then—

"I'm not your ghost!" he shouted. "I'm not Ashe's Rasler, I'm not a— a little copy of Balthier, and I'm not Reks! I couldn't be Reks for Basch, and I'm definitely not Reks for you. You didn't kill me, you killed my brother." His breath was coming fast, hissing between his teeth; his fists clenched, trembling at his sides. "If you're going to apologize, apologize to *me*, not whatever you think you're seeing!"
fic  g:FFXII  n:post-canon  au:canondivergence  c:ff12:vaan  c:ff12:gabranth  c:ff12:penelo  c:ff12:larsa  c:ff12:basch  theme:aftermath  theme:fixing  theme:angst  theme:grief  theme:injury  theme:h/c  theme:undercover  theme:spies  theme:redemption  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:family  theme:competency!!!  theme:growingup  theme:cominghome  n:unusualpairing  p:ff12:gabranth/vaan  ge:slash  ge:drama  r:pg-13  @ao3 
september 2018 by scorpionvoices
Taking Care of Business - MangoMartini - The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
“That is a good plan,” Illya admits, as if he can’t quite believe those words just left his mouth directed at that American. He lowers his gun. “I could kiss you, Cowboy.”

And he knows it’s an expression, one he’s not exactly sure Illya picked up. And he knows the law back home, and what trouble someone like him could get in doing something like this with someone who wasn’t down. But he also knows his own silver tongue, and if he could talk his way out of his own death, Napoleon Solo could talk his way out of this.

“You could, you know.” [4067]
fic  m:manfromUNCLE  missingscene  c:muncle:napoleon  c:muncle:illya  theme:friendship  theme:spies  theme:first-time  p:muncle:illya/napoleon  ge:slash  ge:smut  r:nc-17  @ao3 
april 2016 by scorpionvoices
Fate Protects Fools (Small Children, and Ships Named Valor) - sunryder - NCIS, Hawaii Five-0 (2010), Star Trek [Archive of Our Own]
The Federation Starship Valor was one of the crowning jewels of the Fleet. Her Tactical Chief was a Bajoran with a penchant for blowing things up and asking questions later, her Security Chief was a human who'd followed his daughter halfway across the galaxy and now was relegated to serving drinks in Ten Forward, her newest officer was a Trill with a bright smile who teased the Captain far too much, and her Captain... well let's just say Gibbs wasn't a happy man. [20,951]
fic  tv:ncis  tv:hawaii5-0  au:fusion  u:startrek  c:ncis:gibbs  c:ncis:tony  c:h50:steve  c:h50:danny  c:ncis:ensemble  c:h50:ensemble  case-file  theme:undercover  theme:spies  theme:snark  theme:shenanigans  theme:friendship  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:love  theme:firstkiss  theme:competency!!!  p:h50:danny/steve  p:ncis:gibbs/jenny  p:ncis:gibbs/tony  ge:action  ge:multi  r:pg-13  @ao3 
july 2015 by scorpionvoices
Where Loyalties Lie - Kryptaria, stephrc79 - James Bond (Craig movies), James Bond - All Media Types, James Bond (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
A stolen laptop. A compromised safehouse. Two agents dead.

*Take the bloody shot.*

M’s command leaves Alec Trevelyan on his own to hunt down a traitor somewhere within the ranks of MI6, while James Bond continues to play dead. Enter the most unlikely resource imaginable — a computer genius and possible traitor himself, MI6’s newest quartermaster, Desmond McCowen. [77,381]
fic  m:bond  au:justalittledifferent  c:bond:q  c:bond:006  c:bond:007  c:bond:marsh  c:bond:boothroyd  c:bond:ensemble  theme:secrets  theme:selfrescue  theme:undercover  theme:friendship  theme:seduction  theme:first-time  theme:competency!!!  theme:snark  theme:friendstolovers  theme:emotionalconstipation  theme:spies  theme:PTSD  theme:romance  theme:kidnapping  theme:totherescue!  theme:cominghome  theme:shenanigans  theme:h/c  theme:HEA  p:bond:006/q  ge:slash  ge:drama  r:nc-17  @ao3 
april 2015 by scorpionvoices
War-King Wounded | Irony_Rocks
Aaron and Marta can’t breathe until they figure out the scope of the problem, and that means going to the source: Jason Bourne. [7910]
fic  m:bournelegacy  m:bournetrilogy  c:bourne:aaron  c:bourne:marta  c:bourne  theme:aftermath  theme:undercover  theme:spies  theme:runningaway  theme:fixing  theme:angst  theme:injury  theme:revenge  p:bourne:aaron/marta  ge:action  ge:het  r:r  @ao3  via:blueMeridian 
february 2015 by scorpionvoices
The Turks' Way - LunaStorm - Final Fantasy VII [Archive of Our Own]
In which Vincent decides that, if Sephiroth can be manipulated by the stuff in the ShinRa Mansion library, he'll make sure that he's manipulated in the right direction. And really, why stop at Sephiroth alone? [21,657]
fic  g:ffvii  c:ff7:vincent  c:ff7:ensemble  theme:timetravel  theme:fix-it  theme:fixing  theme:undercover  theme:spies  theme:friendship  theme:shenanigans  theme:transformation  ge:gen  r:pg-13  @ao3 
january 2015 by scorpionvoices
Above - blackkat - Bleach [Archive of Our Own]
Closing his eyes, Ichigo resisted the urge to bang his head against the desk a few times and instead breathed, just loud enough for the comm to pick up the vibrations, "Shinji, they have Shuuhei."

(Also known as Bleach! Space Opera style!) [3458]
fic  an:bleach  au:scifi  c:bleach:ichigo  c:bleach:shinji  c:bleach:shuuhei  theme:spies  theme:totherescue!  theme:captivity  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:angst  theme:love  theme:snark  p:bleach:ichigo/shuuhei  ge:slash  r:r  a:blackkat  @ao3 
january 2015 by scorpionvoices
Heartsease - Spatz - Person of Interest (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
For several months after his arrival in Yorkshire, John was too much lost in grief to comprehend his situation. He had thought himself numb after Jessica died in a carriage crash, but when his grandfather was taken by scarlet fever less than two months later and his last living family was lost to him, he felt it like a blow.

His cousins the Carters had been very kind to take John in while he recovered from his own bout with the illness that had killed his grandfather – perhaps too kind, as it turned out. Mrs. Carter was a widow, and the eldest son Lionel was recently wed. Jocelyn, the younger sister, was yet unmarried, though she was much admired in their society. John had supposed she was merely weighing her choices. [11,785]
fic  tv:personofinterest  au:period  c:poi:reese  c:poi:carter  c:poi:finch  c:poi:nathan  c:poi:morgan  c:poi:stanton  theme:family  theme:grief  theme:angst  theme:pining  theme:secrets  theme:spies  theme:depression  theme:courtship  theme:marriage  theme:runningaway  theme:love  theme:firstkiss  p:poi:finch/reese  ge:slash  ge:drama  r:pg  @ao3 
january 2014 by scorpionvoices
Enemy Mine - icarus_chained - Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett [Archive of Our Own]
On the burnt-out remains of a radiation-flooded planet, Heaven's spies and Hell's space fleets draw down on two battered rebel fighters, defectors who defy both sides equally and who have joined a rebellion that seeks to overthrow an entire cosmology. Heaven and Hell might have bitten off more than they can chew.

Post-apocalyptic space opera AU. Of Good Omens. Because why not? [6562]
fic  b:goodomens  au:scifi  post-apocolypse  c:go:crowley  c:go:aziraphale  theme:space  theme:war  theme:spies  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:competency!!!  theme:selfrescue  p:go:aziraphale/crowley  genre:slash  r:r  a:icarus_chained  @ao3  for-kayla 
may 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
On Making Apples Fall - BlackEyedGirl - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Clint trains with Natasha the way he does everything with Natasha. What other people think about that doesn’t matter. [Written for Porn Battle.]
ficlet  u:marvel  m:Avengers12  c:avengers:clint  c:avengers:natasha  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:domesticity  theme:spies  genre:het  r:pg-13  a:blackeyedgirl  @ao3 
april 2013 by scorpionvoices
A Straight Answer - glitchvoice - Person of Interest (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
'You can just ask, you know,' says Finch. He hasn't looked up from his computer screen; another human affectation, since he could probably just plug himself in.

'Ask what?'

'A straight question. It might even get you a straight answer, Mr Reese.' [1246]
fic  tv:personofinterest  au:scifi  c:poi:reese  c:poi:finch  theme:space  theme:spies  theme:secrets  theme:sliceoflife  genre:gen  r:pg-13  @ao3 
march 2013 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
completely unplanned - Feather (lalaietha) - The Losers (2010), Dragonriders of Pern - Anne McCaffrey [Archive of Our Own]
Jensen has a knack for adapting his orders in ways that get interesting results. [7416] [Aka the one where Jensen steals all the fire-lizard eggs. Also, Cougar broke my heart in this. COUGAAAAR.]
fic  co:thelosers  m:thelosers10  au:fusion  b:pern  c:losers:jensen  c:losers:clay  c:losers:pooch  c:losers:roque  c:losers:cougar  theme:undercover  theme:spies  theme:friendship  theme:team!  opinion:awesome  genre:gen  rating:pg-13  author:lalaietha  @ao3  for-amanda 
february 2012 by scorpionvoices
keep the car running - Mononoke - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol [Archive of Our Own]
It’d just been a line, something that rolled off his tongue after the relief of escaping with his life, before he was back on his feet and off to help chase down a madman. He didn’t think it’d ever happen.

(Or: the one where Brandt gets to seduce the rich guy) [4077]
fic  m:missionimpossible  post-movie  c:mi:brandt  c:mi:benji  ensemble  theme:undercover  theme:spies  theme:seduction  theme:friendship  theme:UST  p:mi:benji/brandt  genre:pre-slash  rating:r  author:mononoke  @ao3  for-kayla 
december 2011 by scorpionvoices
Alchemy Alice: Duct Tape Makes You Smart
“You,” Erik says coolly, “Really need to take me off your emergency contact list.”

Still squinting, Charles turns gingerly and surveys him. Erik looks good, as always. Suave and trim and exactly how a spy should look, which is why he never quite managed to be one. Charles, on the other hand, knows that he looks professorly and unassuming. It’s one of his most useful qualities. “And yet, you’re here,” he points out.

“So I am. I needed to get out of Europe anyway.”

“Ah. How’s the gunrunning for terrorists going?”

Erik glares. “I sell to causes, not terrorists. And business is booming, thank you.”

Right. Charles should probably not antagonize the one contact he has in the city he’s been dropped in when he’s…when he’s…

It all comes flooding back.

Shit.

His eyes have gone comically wide, he knows, because Erik’s glare has shifted into raised eyebrows and curiosity. “What?” he inquires.

“I’ve been burned.” [~4800]
fic  u:marvel  m:x-men:firstclass  au:fusion  tv:burnnotice  c:xmen:charles  c:xmen:erik  c:xmen:hank  theme:spies  theme:shenanigans  theme:angst  theme:pastrelationship  theme:snark  theme:injury  theme:captivity  theme:sliceoflife  p:xmen:charles/erik  genre:slash  genre:drama  r:pg-13  a:alchemyalice  @lj 
july 2011 by scorpionvoices
Like Honey Plunged Into Water - Carmarthen - The Eagle (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
Esca picks up some Egyptian fashion while the boys are doing unspecified (irrelevant) spy stuff. Marcus really, really likes it. Kinkmeme fill for "Esca in eyeliner, not AU" prompt. [1428]
fic  the.eagle  post-movie  oneshot  eagle:marcus  eagle:esca  theme:establishedrelationship  theme:spies  smut  esca/marcus  slash  nc-17  @AO3  opinion:sweet 
march 2011 by scorpionvoices
zelda_zee: Maybe Croatia Wasn't All That Bad
When you’re a spy, you need to be able to remember everything - faces, names, details that might seem unimportant at the time, but that could end up being the difference between a long, eventful life and a short, messy death. A good spy has an extensive database in his head that includes every encounter he’s ever had, with every contact, in every corner of the globe at any point in his career, cross-referenced and searchable by subject, name, date and keyword.
fic  tv:burnnotice  crossover  tv:leverage  c:bn:michael  c:leverage:eliot  crossoverpairing  theme:spies  theme:role-reversal  p:xvr:eliot/michael  genre:slash  rating:nc-17  length:short  @lj 
november 2010 by scorpionvoices
Down Time, by Maya Tawi
"A vacation," Michael echoed. "In Prague."

Dan's voice crackled over the secure line. "You got something against Prague?"

"Oh, not at all. Lovely city. Lovely people. Some of them haven't even tried to kill me yet."

"That situation was taken care of."

"Yes, I'm sure the Czech government has spoken very sternly to them."

"I'm not gonna argue with you, Michael," Dan said. "Take the job or take a suspension. Your choice."
fic  tv:burnnotice  crossover  m:bond  case-file  c:bn:michael  c:bond:007  humor  theme:spies  theme:snark  crossoverpairing  p:xvr:007/michael  genre:slash  rating:r  genre:action  opinion:awesome  @privatearchive 
october 2010 by scorpionvoices
sparky77: The Incident with The Thingy, or Arthur's Adventures in Spying
Arthur is a spy. Merlin is his handler. What? It makes perfect sense. Really. ||

"For your code name," Merlin clarifies. "Excalibur."

Arthur frowns. "Isn't that the name of the seedy topless bar down the street?"

"It suits you then. Excalibur it is."
fic  tv:merlin  au:realworld  c:merlin:arthur  c:merlin:merlin  genre:crack  humor  theme:spies  theme:officeromance  dialogue  genre:slash  rating:r  author:sparky77  p:merlin:arthur/merlin  @lj 
october 2010 by scorpionvoices
hackthis: Spies > Superheroes (Or Not)
"Baby-sitting" Tony Stark seems to translate to 'Stand here, don't stand here, make sure Tony Stark doesn't get assassinated, make sure he doesn't get photographed banging reporters in the back of the Rolls, make sure he's happy, make sure nothing happens to his assistant Pepper, make sure Jim Rhodes knows when Iron Man is going out on midnight booty calls, wipe his ass, change his diapers, feed the baby and make sure to burp him before he goes down for the night.'

This has nothing to do with being a spy, but it's eerily reminiscent of Michael's last few months in Miami. Fury must still be pissed off about Michael blowing up some of the Panama Canal.
fic  crossover  c:bn:michael  c:ironman:tony  c:alias:julian  OT3  theme:seduction  theme:snark  theme:spies  LOLZ  hilarity  favs:crossover  opinion:awesome  tv:burnnotice  u:marvel  m:ironman  tv:alias  genre:slash  rating:r  author:hackthis  @lj 
may 2010 by scorpionvoices

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