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The Seven Bind Their Fate - RoseHeart - A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin [Archive of Our Own]
What if Jaime became a prisoner of Renly Baratheon, instead of Robb Stark, and he met Brienne earlier? This story delves into the changing nature of Jaime and Brienne's relationship in a time of war and shifting alliances and then explores how their journey, and the land, is changed by this small twist of fate.
fic  gameofthrones  -alternatetimeline  pairing:jamie/brienne  [100k+ 
7 weeks ago by shadowkeeper
The Veretian Flytrap - Just_Another_Day - Captive Prince - C. S. Pacat [Archive of Our Own]
The court treated it like a joke. His uncle told him it was a weakness. Laurent chose to listen to what Auguste had said it could be: an advantage.

Part 1 of the The Veretian Flytrap series
fic  captiveprince  au  -omegaverse  pairing:damen/laurent  [100k+ 
10 weeks ago by shadowkeeper
Renew. - IViv - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives.

Tony and Stephen spent the past four years preparing for the arrival of the Mad Titan. They both knew what it was like to have nothing. Now they had a team, a mentee, and each other.

But the more they had, the more they had to lose.
fic  marvel  pairing:tony/stephen  [100k+ 
march 2019 by shadowkeeper
Only True in Fairy Tales - Dragonflies_and_Katydids - Dragon Age: Inquisition [Archive of Our Own]
In which Dorian is a special forces operative, Bull is his partner, and Cullen is the guy they're sent to rescue. Hijinks ensue.

Written because I wanted a story where Dorian rescues Cullen from physical danger. Because I like rescue-fic, and mainly what I've seen is the other way around (Cullen rescuing Dorian).

In the name of not leading people on...The E rating is for eventually (cf "slow burn" tag above): I'd say this is T rated until chapter 15, and it doesn't need the E rating until chapter 25. Just so's you know!
fic  dragonage  au  -modernday  -realworld  -soldiers  pairing:dorian/cullen  pairing:ironbul/cassandra  [100k+  ;inqusition 
september 2018 by shadowkeeper
World Without End - Sorted - Dragon Age: Inquisition [Archive of Our Own]
Dorian always knew there was a Bad Ending coming for them. A Tevinter altus and a Ben-Hassrath agent--it was doomed, of course. He just didn't expect the Bad Ending to be quite that Bad. Unacceptable, really. Rewriting history? That's the easy part.
fic  dragonage  -timetravel  pairing:ironbull/dorian  pairing:(female)inquisitor/solas  [100k+  ;inqusition 
august 2018 by shadowkeeper
Map of the World - seperis - Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]
The world's already over and they're already dead. All they're doing now is marking time until the end.

Part 1 of the Down to Agincourt series
fic  supernatural  -apocalypse  pairing:dean/castiel  [100k+ 
july 2018 by shadowkeeper
Bleeding Out - TheAdventures_of_Me - The Avengers (Marvel Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Things happen, and as is the nature of the universe, there's nothing anyone can really do to stop them, god or human. The point of all these things are really just seeing how people deal with them, and what that sort of dealing changes. It's Tony and Loki against the world, with possibly a few more allies than they originally thought they'd have.

Sequel to "This is Gospel". You should probably read that first. It's great, I promise *half-assed self promotion*

Part 2 of the The Light that comes with Dark series
fic  marvel  ironman  thor  pairing:loki/tony  [100k+ 
july 2018 by shadowkeeper
Have I Changed? - katling - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
I liked you more before you met the Avengers.

It's an offhand comment that Tony wasn't sure he was actually meant to hear. But he did and he doesn't know what it means. Lucky for him, Rhodey's got an answer for him.
fic  ironman  marvel  pairing:tony/stephen  [100k+ 
july 2018 by shadowkeeper
Cold Hearted - Xythia - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Sometimes the best defense is indeed a good offense. Which means, if you ask Tony Stark, that you should give the most Machiavellian, twisted and ruthless bastard you've ever met every reason to act in humanity's best interest.
fic  ironman  thor  marvel  pairing:loki/tony  [100k+ 
june 2018 by shadowkeeper
The Hottest Topic - extree - Once Upon a Time (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Mr Gold, desperate to reconnect with his teenage goth son, ventures bravely into Hot Topic in search of an appropriate present. Local pop punk enthusiast and Hot Topic employee Belle French is happy and eager to help. Very eager.
fic  onceuponatime  au  -realworld  pairing:rumplestiltskin/belle  [100k+ 
june 2018 by shadowkeeper
Anew. - IViv - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
In death, there was no glory, no redemption, no salvation.

Only darkness and ice—or that’s what Tony thought. He closed his eyes in a Siberian bunker and opened them again on his 41st birthday, with War Machine flying into the distance.
fic  marvel  ironman  doctorstrange  -groundhogday  pairing:tony/stephen  [100k+ 
june 2018 by shadowkeeper
bricklaying - evocates - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
“What are your superpowers again?”

“I’m rich.”

Clark knows that he should be grateful to Bruce for helping Mom get the farm back, for making it possible for Clark Kent, Daily Planet reporter, to exist again. And he is, he really is. In more ways than he can describe.

But something grates. A bitter, choking taste.

Thing is, he knows that Bruce wants him. Likes him, even. But Clark doesn’t allow himself to acknowledge it. He refuses to even think about it. Refuses to become Bruce’s kept man, Bruce’s whore.

Too bad that there’s a rising organised crime syndicate in Metropolis that makes avoidance impossible. Not to mention his usual job as Superman.

(An exploration on the very different forms of power that Bruce and Clark hold, and the implications of that on their relationship, with special emphasis on class issues. Or, the aftermath of Steppenwolf: in which the world still needs to be saved, but there is no longer a convenient villain left to punch.

Subtitled: “How (and Why) to Save a Life.” Please note the tags and the warnings inside.)

fic  justiceleague  dc  pairing:bruce/clark  [100k+ 
may 2018 by shadowkeeper
This Is What Fate Feels Like - 88dragons - Batman (Movies - Nolan) [Archive of Our Own]
Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark from Bruce's time in college until the latest movie, but with my own twists and turns.
fic  batman  ironman  marvel  dc  pairing:bruce/tony  [100k+ 
april 2018 by shadowkeeper
Forget Me Not - allyss - The Hobbit - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
It’s a marriage of convenience, a way to forever strengthen the bond between the Dwarves of Erebor and the people of Dale.

Or so Sigrid tells herself.
fic  hobbit  tolkien  au  -happierending  pairing:fili/sigrid  [100k+ 
april 2018 by shadowkeeper
Have I Changed? - katling - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
I liked you more before you met the Avengers.


It's an offhand comment that Tony wasn't sure he was actually meant to hear. But he did and he doesn't know what it means. Lucky for him, Rhodey's got an answer for him.
fic  ironman  doctorstrange  marvel  pairing:tony/stephen  [100k+  wip 
february 2018 by shadowkeeper
Tintype - EllOnWheels - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Tony meets Stephen Strange in the aftermath of Civil War, and finds common ground with the sorcerer. Stephen, as is his way, ends up finding trouble, and Wong finds this all rather tedious.
fic  ironman  doctorstrange  marvel  pairing:tony/stephen  [100k+  wip 
february 2018 by shadowkeeper
Rescue Me - hootowl - Avatar: The Last Airbender [Archive of Our Own]
“Because they're going to arrest me for earthbending.” And they did, but things didn't go according to plan. In fact, failure had never even crossed her mind. A capture!fic...of sorts.

Part 2 of the Noble Boldness series
fic  avatar  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:katara/zuko  [100k+ 
february 2018 by shadowkeeper
You Can't Handle The Truth - Wind_Ryder - Black Sails [Archive of Our Own]
James and Thomas are blinking at her with the dull early morning look of two men who very much want to go back to sleep. Miranda swipes her thumb across the screen, and pulls the phone to her ear. "Hello?"

It's Peter Ashe. "Have you seen the news?" he asks, pressing on before she could say a word. "There are pictures in the paper. Intimate ones. Of you, Thomas, and James." Her fingers tighten around the phone. She closes her eyes, and takes a deep breath. Then, pulling it from her ear, she taps the speakerphone button.

"Say that again," she beseeches quietly. He does. He repeats it, and tells them more. At some point in the night, a hacker released dozens of stolen photographs.

Now, all of England and beyond were discussing how an MP of Thomas' reputation was actually gay, that a Naval Officer with James' CV was a home wrecker, and how Miranda was either the victim of her husband's deviations, or a slut begging for more.


Modern AU: In which Thomas, Miranda, and James are outed to the press.
fic  blacksails  au  -modernday  -alternatejobs  pairing:flint/hamilton/miranda  [100k+ 
january 2018 by shadowkeeper
The Color of Love - Crimson1 - The Flash (TV 2014) [Archive of Our Own]
Len gave up on love a long time ago. In the aftermath of the Oculus explosion, when an old flame comes back to haunt him, he just wants something normal to distract him from it all. He never expected that two of his favorite things—a heist and the Scarlet Speedster—could end with him drowning in the very emotion he spurned.

OR Rainbow Raider strikes again – Len gets hit with LOVE.
fic  flash  dc  pairing:barry/leonard  [100k+ 
january 2018 by shadowkeeper
Sensates - starkaryen - Hannibal (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Will Graham is consulting for the FBI on the case of the Minnesota Shrike, but things complicate and everything goes wrong. When he kills Garret Jacob Hobbs, something happens to him and he starts having hallucinations with the known serial killer Hannibal Lecter, who has been imprisoned on the Baltimore State Hospital For The Criminally Insane for three years.
Or, at least, Will thinks they’re hallucinations.
fic  hannibal  au  -psychicpowers  pairing:hannibal/will  [100k+ 
january 2018 by shadowkeeper
Walking a Different Path - jairose - The Walking Dead (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Glen used to deliver pizzas. Now, she is just trying to survive the apocalypse. It's a long road and she's never alone, but is being alone really the problem, or is it something else? Saved by a Dixon, trying to keep somewhat human in a land laid to waste by monsters; what's a girl to do? Unfortunately, the answer is almost always: Kill. (AU. Gender-Bent-Glen. Starts a little before Rick wakes up, about two weeks or so)
fic  thewalkingdead  au  -genderbend  pairing:daryl/glenn  [100k+ 
december 2017 by shadowkeeper
I'll Splatter Colour On This Grey - peloquine - Spartacus Series (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Agron is coping with the death of his brother. Only he's not. Not particularly well at least.

Part 1 of the Destinations series
fic  spartacus  au  -modernday  pairing:agron/nasir  [100k+ 
december 2017 by shadowkeeper
Until I Saw Your Face - potentiality_26 - Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry offered the first figure that came into his head. Judging from the way the boy's eyes widened, it was far too high.

He said, “I know a place,” a little too quickly. “Let me just…” He took out his phone and fired off several texts in quick succession. “One of my stepdad’s mates works in a- a hotel real close to here.” From his stutter, Harry guessed that it wasn’t a very high class establishment- but then if Harry had wanted high class he would have sought it out himself. Somewhere where they had seen everything, where they looked the other way without question- that was what Harry needed at the moment, and his knowledge of such areas in London was unfortunately lacking.

Harry just needs somewhere to lay low and patch himself up. He isn't expecting to meet someone who fascinates him, or to run into that someone again and again.
fic  kingsman  au  -alternatetimeline  -sexworker  pairing:harry/eggsy  [100k+ 
october 2017 by shadowkeeper
Evil Overlord, Inc. - Footloose, mushroomtale - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Merlin is a recent graduate with a double doctorate in metaphysics and physics. Arthur is a low-level paper pusher with a desk in the sub-basement of MI5. They live in a world with ridiculous laws and restrictions against anyone who might be supernatural in any way, shape, or design.

Merlin has huge debts looming over this head, a few quid left in his bank account, and no job prospects. Arthur is pushing thirty, in a dead-end job with no chances of promotion to fieldwork agent, and is thoroughly bored with his life.

One ill-advised Craigslist advert, five pushy mates, one nosy all-knowing sister, and a hacked email account later, Merlin and Arthur take the world by storm.

(Or, more precisely, they take over the world.)

Part 1 of the Unstoppable Superweapons series
fic  merlin  au  -modernday  pairing:arthur/merlin    [100k+ 
september 2017 by shadowkeeper
The Sundering Sea - x_art - Black Sails [Archive of Our Own]
Stepping into the foamy surf, gasping at the force of it, the surprise of it—it had been breathtaking. Thomas had been that for him, his boundless sea, and he wasn’t ashamed.
fic  blacksails  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:flint/hamilton  [100k+ 
august 2017 by shadowkeeper
The Canterbury Tales - Wind_Ryder - Black Sails [Archive of Our Own]
Pirates. Attacking Georgia. A part of Thomas wants to believe that there's nothing at all relating the events outside to the events in his personal life.

But when he turns around and sees John Silver slipping in through the backdoor, he very much doubts that's the case. "Tea?" Thomas asks blandly, throwing the latch and shutting his blinds like a good Puritan man.

James, of course, chooses that moment to rush up the steps to Thomas's shop. All but colliding with the door, not expecting it to be locked, and Thomas takes pity. Opening it and closing it behind him the moment he's rushed in.

At first, James' attention was solely on Thomas. A pleasant thing in most circumstances, but Thomas can only smile blandly and watch with slight amusement as James' attention wavers. "What the fuck are you doing here?" He hisses, spotting John within seconds. And John responds by doing what any sane man should do when the weight of James' full ire is directed at him.

He swoons.

Part 3 of the Novel Discussions series
fic  blacksails  pairing:flint/hamilton  pairing:madi/silver  pairing:flint/hamilton/madi/silver  [100k+ 
august 2017 by shadowkeeper
What We Pretend We Can't See - gyzym - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Seven years out from the war, Harry learns the hard truth of old history: it’s never quite as far behind you as you thought.
fic  harrypotter  pairing:harry/draco    [100k+ 
july 2017 by shadowkeeper
Nobody's heroes - boleyn13 - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
“This job... we try to save as many people as we can. Sometimes that doesn't mean everybody. But if we can't find a way to live with that, next time... maybe nobody gets saved.”

At the end of the day Steve did save everybody. He saved Bucky from Tony, his team from the government, the world from the Sokovia Accords. Some time would probably have to pass for things to blow over, and then everything would go back to normal. Couple of days. Tops. After all Team Cap saved everybody, showing the world how dangerous the accords were, how easily they could be abused. Even their supporters had to come to their senses now.

Yet five days after Siberia nobody feels safe. Things don’t calm down and suddenly it’s again Steve against the rest of the world. Only now it’s not some international organisation or government but the people. The ones he had saved. Slowly Captain America must realize that they don’t feel saved but angry, hurt and scared.
The people demand justice for those who were really trying to save them and paid the price for it.
fic  marvel  captainamerica  ironman  pairing:gen  [100k+ 
march 2017 by shadowkeeper
Blind Trust - Only_1_Truth - Skyfall (2012) - Fandom [Archive of Our Own]
When an accident leaves the Quartermaster blinded - possibly permanently - all of MI6 is understandably shaken up. It doesn't help that this happened in the middle of MI6 because someone who was supposed to be an ally turned out to be an enemy. It also doesn't help that said enemy made it past 007, proving that even 00-agents can slip up...and even hardened assassins can feel guilt.

The man who nearly killed Q also stole valuable information, though, and even blinded, Q isn't going to just let that happen. Woe-betide any head of MI6 or 00-agent who feels the need to get in his way...
fic  jamesbond  pairing:bond/q  [100k+ 
march 2017 by shadowkeeper
Holding the Hand that Holds Me Down - K_R_Closson - Hannibal (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Willa Graham has spent her life searching for what everyone in life is searching for - someone who understands her. While solving crimes for the FBI she meets Dr. Hannibal Lecter who at first isn't all that interesting and then, later, might be too good to be true. It takes her too long to realize it's the opposite.
fic  hannibal  au  -genderbend  pairing:hannibal/will  [100k+ 
december 2016 by shadowkeeper
like your french girls - ebenroot (nic98ole) - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
"Victor," Yuri begins, lowering the eighteenth sketch of the figure skater Victor drew this week, "you have a fucking problem."


in which Victor is an artist, Yuuri is his figure skating muse, and Yuri is so done hearing about their stupid love story through Instagram
fic  yurionice  au  -alternatetimeline  -artist  pairing:yuuri/victor  [100k+ 
december 2016 by shadowkeeper
A Thousand Beautiful Things - geoviki - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Draco Malfoy struggles with changed fortunes, shifted alliances, an ugly war, and an unusual spell, with the help of a concerned professor, an insightful house-elf, and an unexpected Gryffindor friend.

Part 1 of the A Thousand Beautiful Things Universe series

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fic  harrypotter  pairing:harry/draco  [100k+ 
november 2016 by shadowkeeper
Pianos are made for Falling - Fishwrites - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Arthur is a world class violinist, trapped in Sydney, Australia, by his fear of flying. In the wake of a mediocre concert, vicious critics and with barely a month to go before his next (hopefully reputation-saving) recital, Arthur is almost at breaking point. When his accompanist, Morgana, breaks her wrist in a car accident, Arthur is more or less doomed. And the story begins, when the Maestro at the conservatoire, Gaius Stresemann, recommends his protege Merlin Emrys to step in. Merlin, who plays by ear, as he pleases and really just wants to be a kindergarten teacher.

Well. The story really starts six months previously when Arthur passes out drunk outside Merlin's shoe-box apartment.

Saving an old LJ fic link
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fic  merlin  pairing:arthur/merlin  au  -modernday  -realworld  -alternatejobs  [100k+ 
october 2016 by shadowkeeper
Whatever a Moon Has Always Meant - hollycomb - Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
When Chekov is presumed dead, Kirk devotes himself to helping Sulu heal, falling in love with him in the process. Years later, as Sulu is beginning to return Kirk's feelings, Chekov shows up on the transport platform, the victim of a simple glitch, unaware than any time has passed.

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Just resaving an old fic form LJ
fic  startrek  ;reboot  pairing:kirk/sulu  pairing:sulu/chekov  pairing:kirk/chekov  [100k+ 
september 2016 by shadowkeeper
Rumor Has It - blueink3 - X-Men: First Class (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
"Did I hear the doorbell earlier?"

"Yeah, but I'd steer clear if I were you. It seemed a little tense. I don't know what's going on, but there's a kid out there who looks freakily like the prof."

Nearly six months after Cuba, Charles' life is turned upside down for the second time. Though he's slowly learning to adapt to the first, he's not sure he can handle the second. Luckily for him, there are a few people out there more than willing to help.

Part 1 of the Rumor 'Verse series
fic  xmen  -kidfic  pairing:charles/erik  ;firstclass  [100k+ 
may 2016 by shadowkeeper
Daughters of the Dales - evelynwaaaaah - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Cullen's duties with the Inquisition send him to a place he never thought he'd be: a Minrathous whorehouse.

And what he brings back to Skyhold turns everything upside-down.

(Spoiler alert: It's not crabs. Probably.)

Part 5 of the Elvhenan Arises series
fic  dragonage  pairing:(female)inquisitor/solas  pairing:ironbull/dorian  [100k+  wip  ;inqusition 
april 2016 by shadowkeeper
A Life Given Willingly - OneHundredSuns - Mortal Instruments Series - Cassandra Clare [Archive of Our Own]
There isn’t much Alec Lightwood wouldn’t do for his family. But perhaps he should have said no just this once. Now he’s being targeted by one Sebastian Verlac and forced to seek help from an unlikely source.

Or in which Magnus is a gangster and Alec is in way over his head.
fic  shadowhunters  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:magnus/alec  [100k+ 
april 2016 by shadowkeeper
The Avengers Initiative (Or Something Like That) - Lecrit - Mortal Instruments Series - Cassandra Clare [Archive of Our Own]
“Do you really think it’s going to work? I know they are good,” Hodge sighed, “but that’s a lot of egos we need to get to work together.”
“It will work,” Luke said with assurance, nodding. “They can do it.”

In which Luke Garroway and Hodge Starkweather put together a team of world-class thieves to steal from Valentine Morgenstern and everything goes according to plan. Or not.
fic  shadowhunters  au  -realworld  -criminals  pairing:magnus/alec  [100k+ 
april 2016 by shadowkeeper
A Great and Gruesome Height - mokuyoubi - Hannibal (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
In his mind, the fall lasts a small eternity. In reality, it's maybe two seconds.
Will and Hannibal go over the cliff, just like they planned.

Picks up where the finale ends, fills in all the blanks of the last episode, and continues through to their new life as Murder Husbands. My version of a fix-it fic.

Part 1 of the A Great and Gruesome Height series
fic  hannibal  pairing:hannibal/will  [100k+ 
march 2016 by shadowkeeper
Pride's Price - Exia - Dragon Age - All Media Types, Dragon Age: Inquisition [Archive of Our Own]
What if Ellana could be swayed? Could he convince her that there was more to the Dread Wolf than betrayal? That the tales of him were twisted versions of the truth? He'd sworn to them both that he would not enter a relationship with her with lies between them. But if she came to believe... It was an alluring idea, one far too good to pass up. And so, Solas plotted.
20 chapters + epilogue and extra with deleted/alternate scenes.
fic  dragonage  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:(female)inquisitor/solas  pairing:(female)hawke/fenris  pairing:ironbull/dorian  [100k+  ;daII  ;inqusition 
march 2016 by shadowkeeper
White Nights - spicedpiano, tahariel - X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men (Movies), X-Men - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
Duke Erik Lehnsherr of Ironhold needs an omega to carry on his line, and Earl Charles Xavier of Westchester needs an alpha to give him the political leverage he needs in order to make his sister Queen. An arranged marriage brings them together, but Erik's lust for war and Charles' hidden agenda threaten to tear them apart. In the frozen Northlands of Ironhold life is hard and cold, and both Charles and Erik must give up their pretense and see each other as they really are: perfect for each other, if only they'll acknowledge it.

Part 1 of the White Nights Universe series
fic  xmen  au  -omegaverse  -historicalfantasy  pairing:charles/erik  [100k+  ;firstclass 
january 2016 by shadowkeeper
Out Cold - Crimson1 - The Flash (TV 2014) [Archive of Our Own]
Captain Cold's plan for a bit of fun with his nemesis results in more than he bargained for when a head wound from dashing to Flash's rescue leaves him without any memories of who he or The Flash is. As Barry nurses Len back to health, both of them quickly start to hope that he never remembers being Captain Cold as the attraction they feel for each other turns into something more without the pitfalls of being enemies to stand in their way.

A bit ooc
fic  flash  dc  -memoryloss  pairing:barry/leonard  pairing:cisco/lisa  [100k+ 
october 2015 by shadowkeeper
Tumbling Together - RedHead - The Flash (TV 2014) [Archive of Our Own]
When Barry and Len discover that they’ve accidentally become neighbors, they learn to navigate their new living situation amongst misunderstandings and a surprising amount of common ground.

AKA the fun-as-it-comes Neighbors!AU which turns into a Pretend Relationship!AU filled with tropes, hijinks, and some vague notion of a plot.
fic  flash  dc  -fakerelationship  pairing:barry/leonard  [100k+ 
october 2015 by shadowkeeper
Seventy Three Seconds - RedHead - The Flash (TV 2014) [Archive of Our Own]
Set after S01 E16 (Rogue Time).

With a meta-human on his tail, Leonard Snart turns to the Flash for some information on how to stop them, and gets more than he bargained for along the way.
fic  flash  pairing:barry/leonard  pairing:cisco/lisa  pairing:iris/eddie  [100k+ 
october 2015 by shadowkeeper
No Rest for the Wingless - Only_1_Truth - Skyfall (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
The top agents in MI6 are Angels - there's nothing angelic about them, but they sure are dangerous. And not always good with taking orders from bespectacled, stringy Quartermasters.
MI6 has decided that a new strategy is needed to ensure the success of their missions, and for that, they hired Q: with his genius mind and [mostly] cool head, it became his job to coordinate the 00-missions.
Now the double-o's have a voice in their ear telling them what to do, where to go on missions.
Do the double-o's take well to this?
No. And the worst ones are 006, 7, and 8...

In which Q's got a spine and is willing to beat double-o's over the head with it.
fic  jamesbond  au  -wings  pairing:bond/q  [100k+ 
september 2015 by shadowkeeper
Six Days at the Bottom of the Ocean - solitary_thrush - Hannibal (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
In this slight AU, Will gets shot and nearly dies between "Coquilles" and "Entrée." Hannibal saves him. Their relationship develops as Will recovers, then we return to S1 at "Entrée" and go from there to the end of the season. Only a few chapters to go. This AU will be continued in another fic when S2 starts.
fic  hannibal  pairing:hannibal/will  [100k+  wip  -abandoned? 
august 2015 by shadowkeeper
House Guest - Doxx - Hannibal (TV), Hannibal Lecter Series - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
Will figures out who and what Hannibal really is. In response Hannibal steals Will away, and sets to a long-term plan of bringing Will round to his way of thinking.
Will unsurprisingly is resistant to the idea of joining in with Hannibal's idea of the perfect meal, but Hannibal is a master of manipulation, and with no-one coming to the rescue, he has plenty of time to change Will's mind.

Very slow build. Which makes it rather more realistic.
fic  hannibal  pairing:hannibal/will  [100k+ 
august 2015 by shadowkeeper
Blue-Eyed Monster - Only_1_Truth - Skyfall (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Yes, this version of 007 was a terrifyingly smart agent, and M wondered long and often whether it had been a good idea to promote him to the position. Usually, the title was the dangerous part - being 007 meant deadliness - but this time, M feared that a certain man with ice-blue eyes and scruffy blonde hair had dragged in more danger to the title than it had previously possessed

Enter MI6's new Quartermaster: an unassuming, bespectacled genius with no mind for subterfuge but plenty of genius behind a dry smile. Curious 00-agents and young boffins don't always mix in predictable ways...
fic  jamesbond  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:bond/q  [100k+ 
august 2015 by shadowkeeper
Flower of Ice and Steel - AnnaFan - The Lord of the Rings - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
"When I first looked on her and perceived her unhappiness, it seemed to me that I saw a white flower standing straight and proud, shapely as a lily, and yet knew that it was hard, as if wrought by elf-wrights out of steel. Or was it, maybe, a frost that had turned its sap to ice, and so it stood, bitter-sweet, still fair to see, but stricken, soon to fall and die? " (Return of the King : The Houses of Healing).

Eowyn and Faramir's meeting and courtship in the Houses of Healing, and their relationship up to their marriage and arrival in Ithilien. Starts mainly bookverse, with occasional movie-verse references, then goes off into the post-war world. Now complete.
fic  lordoftherings  tolkien  pairing:eowyn/faramir  [100k+ 
august 2015 by shadowkeeper
The Silent Horizon - Rebbawskaced - Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
In the aftermath of V-day, the Kingsmen have their hands full. New spots open up, old spots are filled, and Eggsy finds himself with a brand new set of problems to deal with. When Merlin finally tells him that Harry Hart hadn't been killed at the church, he doesn't know what to expect, but it isn't what he finds.
fic  kingsman  pairing:harry/eggsy  [100k+ 
april 2015 by shadowkeeper
Old Soldiers - Mhalachai - The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1 [Archive of Our Own]
Old soldiers never die, they just fade away. What is left when everything you have, everything you remember, is stripped away? Sgt. James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes, the Winter Soldier, is about to find out how impossible it is to pick up those pieces.

Part 9 of the A Widow's Tale series
fic  captainamerica  stargate  crossover  ironman  hulk  pairing:bucky/natasha  [100k+  wip  -abandoned?  ;sg-1  ;atlantis  ;blackwidow 
april 2015 by shadowkeeper
Widow Maker - Mhalachai - The Avengers (2012), Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1 [Archive of Our Own]
A storm is brewing over New York, and the fate of the Avengers, Stargate Command, and the entire galaxy lies in the balance. Now Natasha Romanoff must face her oldest friend and deadliest enemy – the Winter Soldier.

Part 7 of the A Widow's Tale series
fic  captainamerica  stargate  crossover  ironman  hulk  thor  pairing:bucky/natasha  [100k+  ;sg-1  ;atlantis  ;blackwidow  ;hawkeye 
april 2015 by shadowkeeper
Winterheart - goddamnhella - The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Thor (Movies), Iron Man (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
For his crimes, Loki’s punishment began in a lonely and endless winter. For Tony’s sacrifice, his imprisonment began with a rescue.

A story of ugliness and beauty, inside and out - and learning what the word ‘monster’ really means.
fic  ironman  thor  marvel  au  -alternatetimeline  -fairytales  pairing:loki/tony  [100k+  ;blackwidow  ;hawkeye 
january 2015 by shadowkeeper
An Unexpected Proposal - Eareniel - The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
As Bilbo sat smoking in his empty hobbit hole, he couldn’t help but wonder – when did his life become so boring? Or better yet – when did his old life stop being enough?

He suspected the answer to that question lay somewhere around the time when he had refused Thorin Oakenshield’s offer of marriage.
fic  hobbit  -happierending  pairing:bilbo/thorin  pairing:bofur/ori  [100k+  tolkien 
december 2014 by shadowkeeper
Sinus Venosus, Conus Arteriosus - Elaine_Penny - The Avengers (Marvel) - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
"So you’re like Aquaman."

"Aquaman? Fuck that guy."

In which half of Tony’s family is from the oceans and seas and nobody realizes it except Loki and that’s only because he’s heard about merpeople from Jörmungandr.
fic  ironman  thor  hulk  marvel  au  -creatures  pairing:loki/tony  [100k+  -deleted-but-archived  ;blackwidow  ;hawkeye 
october 2014 by shadowkeeper
The man on the bridge - boopboop - Captain America (Movies), The Avengers (Marvel) - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
Steve Rogers turning up at Tony's door in the middle of the night might be a bit out of character, but it's not completely out of the realm of possibility. Stranger things have happened.

Steve Rogers turning up at Tony's door with an amnesiac assassin - who may or may not have some of Tony's personally designed hardware attached where his arm should be - well that's just far too interesting to turn away, even if Tony is trying to avoid all things S.H.I.E.L.D these days.

Part 3 of the The Man on the Bridge series
fic  captainamerica  ironman  thor  hulk  marvel  pairing:clint/natasha  pairing:bucky/steve  pairing:tony/pepper  [100k+  ;blackwidow  ;hawkeye 
august 2014 by shadowkeeper
Plot Holes - saltyfeathers - Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]
Of course it wasn’t over after the apocalypse.

There was season six. Then there was season seven. Against all expectations, there was season eight. There were the alphas and purgatory, and then the Leviathans, and then the angels fell. Enter season nine. Loose threads Metatron, Abaddon, and Crowley have to be tied up. Sam, Dean, and Cas have to try to tie them while at the same time dealing with their evolving relationships and newfound graceless states.

Amidst all the chaos, someone has started publishing the Supernatural novels again. Convinced there’s something amiss in the pages, Charlie starts her own quest to suss out the truth behind the Winchester Gospels.

With the help of various faces, old and new, they must now not only deal with the typical runs of demons and recently fallen angels, but also reconcile the battles raging inside themselves, as the fate of the world, once again, quite literally lays in the palm of their hands.
fic  supernatural  pairing:dean/castiel  [100k+ 
august 2014 by shadowkeeper
One of the Crazy Ones - starandrea - Almost Human [Archive of Our Own]
A kidnapping case turns personal when someone takes exception to the LAPD's involvement. Or maybe it's John and Dorian they don't like. John doesn't care what their problem is, he just wishes they'd stop trying to kill him--until he doesn't, because having an active threat against his life makes Dorian his 24/7 bodyguard.
fic  almosthuman  pairing:dorian/john  [100k+ 
july 2014 by shadowkeeper
The Heart's Search - rotrude - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Written for this kinkme_merlin prompt: I'd like a story based on the Selection-Trilogy by Kiera Cass - I haven't read the books, just write your own story but based on this summary:


For thirty-five girls/boys, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Arthur.

But for Merlin Emrys, being Selected is a nightmare. Leaving his home to enter a fierce competition for a crown he doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

I'd just love to see Merlin being from a lower caste than most of the others and not liking Arthur at first and just being his usual self, before he starts to actually like the prince. I'm looking for a lot of snark and Arthur secretly liking Merlin's difficult personality.

There's a love triangle in the books, but I'm not really a fan of that, so I'd be very happy if it's left out of the story. Choose whatever reason you like to make Merlin actually enter the competition.
fic  merlin  au  -modernday  -royalty  -dystopia  pairing:arthur/merlin  [100k+ 
july 2014 by shadowkeeper
Thirty days - aesc - X-Men: First Class (2011) - Fandom [Archive of Our Own]
Following his shooting and near-paralysis at the hands of an angry human, psychiatrist and mutant-rights advocate Charles Xavier has to put himself, and his life, back together. As his body heals, though, his mind continues to fracture, broken apart by anger and the fear that the ideals he's held all his life are nothing but self-delusion. With his assailant's trial date approaching and his telepathy almost out of control, Charles's therapist gives him a choice: get help or she'll get it for him.
fic  xmen  au  -modernday  pairing:charles/erik  [100k+ 
july 2014 by shadowkeeper
Daycare 'Verse - brilligspoons, pocky_slash - X-Men: First Class (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
A modern AU in which Charles runs a mutant daycare and Erik is his long-suffering engineer boyfriend.

I legitimately have no idea how I got through all of this series. Not that it wasn't well written. Which it was. This fic being absolutely Not My Thing is no reflection on the quality. But this had children and overly sweet fluff and some moments made me near incoherent with rage and I think one chapter literally gave me hives. My near inescapable compulsion to finish what I'm reading seriously works against me sometimes.
fic  xmen  au  -modernday  -alternatejobs  pairing:charles/erik  [100k+  ;firstclass 
june 2014 by shadowkeeper
Laocoon's Children Year Two: Secret Tongues - copperbadge - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
The events of the second Harry Potter book, retold through the alternate-universe lens of Stealing Harry.

Part 9 of the Stealing Harryverse series
fic  harrypotter  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:sirius/remus  pairing:snape/tonks  [100k+ 
june 2014 by shadowkeeper
Laocoon's Children Year Three: The Fugitive From Azkaban - copperbadge - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
In "The Fugitive From Azkaban", year three of Harry's AU adventures, Harry and his friends must face many new problems: protecting Draco from his father, dealing with their new Dark Arts professor's quirks, helping Padma with her heavy school load, and standing firm against the aura of fear that is pervading the wizarding world. Please note this is unfinished and will remain so, but the fic after this in the series contains outlines for the rest of the story.

Part 11 of the Stealing Harryverse series
fic  harrypotter  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:sirius/remus  pairing:snape/tonks  [100k+ 
june 2014 by shadowkeeper
Anarchy In The U.K. - Yahtzee - X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men (Movies), X-Men - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
"Good God, Erik thought. The Prince of Wales is gay."

Charles lives in the unceasing glare of the public spotlight, yet keeps his sexual orientation a closely held secret, afraid he could lose his throne and force his deeply troubled younger sister into a role that would crush her. Erik, journalist and world traveler, has been a loner most of his life; he has little patience for closet cases. But a chance meeting in Kenya brings these two opposites together and sets in motion a love affair that will challenge the British monarchy -- and their most deeply held beliefs about who they are, and who they should be.

Part 1 of the Anarchy in the UK and its Extras series
fic  xmen  au  -modernday  -royalty  -realworld  pairing:charles/erik  pairing:raven/azazel  [100k+    ;firstclass 
june 2014 by shadowkeeper
My Roots Take Flight - KismetJeska - Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]
After forty years in Hell, Dean’s more than willing to accept the offer: become a guardian angel and earn his freedom. But his new ward seems destined to hunt alongside Sam, and there are secrets in Heaven that the angels don’t want found out. Dean’s going to have to choose between his duty and the people he loves- and to work out just where Castiel fits in.
fic  supernatural  au  -roleswap  pairing:dean/castiel  pairing:sam/ruby  [100k+ 
june 2014 by shadowkeeper
The Dance of Inanna - PeppermintWind - Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]
“Hey Sammy? You didn’t happen to start an apocalypse while I was in Purgatory, did you?”

Or: After the disappearance of the One, pagan gods are fighting over who gets the world. Alliances are forged and broken, Zeus and Enlil form a bromance, Odin teams up with Isis, Loki probably has an evil plan, Artemis ponders second-wave feminism, Crowley is amused, the angels are not, Inanna has opinions, Don is a Carver Edland fan.

And Dean and Cas aren't fooling anybody.
fic  supernatural  greekmythology  norsemythology  sumerianmythology  egyptianmythology  pairing:dean/castiel  pairing:sam/amelia  pairing:amelia/don  [100k+ 
june 2014 by shadowkeeper
He Says He Is An Experimental Theologian - SailorPtah - Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman [Archive of Our Own]
Ever since Carlos was little, he and his daemon have been fans of Dr. Lyra Belacqua. Both as the most groundbreaking experimental theologian of the 20th century, and as the heroine of dozens of fantasy-adventure children's stories (based very loosely on her own mysterious childhood).

But Lyra's true legacy is still bigger than Carlos ever imagined...until he took a team of scholars to study Rusakov particles in the most theologically interesting community in Hispania Nova. Now his own day-to-day life is full of things like angels, witches, hooded spectres, portals between worlds, vague yet menacing branches of the Magisterium, and a man who walks around without his daemon and can read an alethiometer as easily as a stop sign.

Part 1 of the Existence is the Most Exciting Thing of All series
fic  nightvale  au  -daemons  hisdarkmaterials  pairing:cecil/carlos  [100k+ 
may 2014 by shadowkeeper
run, run, fast as you-- - branwyn - Welcome to Night Vale [Archive of Our Own]
The night that his research partner (and sort-of ex) shows up at his apartment with a gun, Carlos decides to take a mysterious but exceptionally well funded two-year research posting in a town called Night Vale.

A story in which Night Vale is there for the people who need it, Cecil's propensity to wear his innocent heart on his sleeve is perceived as a threat (until it isn't) and no one is allowed to hurt the Scientist. No one.

fic  nightvale  pairing:cecil/carlos  [100k+ 
april 2014 by shadowkeeper
The Road Delivered Us Home - keelywolfe - The Hobbit (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
In the years since Bilbo left Erebor, he has lost his respectability, gained a nephew, and gotten on with life at Bag End.

He'd left aside adventure for the comforts and peace of his little Hobbit hole, and for the love of a child who needed him. Though perhaps, adventures can yet find him.
fic  hobbit  au  -happierending  pairing:bilbo/thorin  [100k+  tolkien 
february 2014 by shadowkeeper
Bel Canto - bendingsignpost - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
After years of waiting for wealthy patrons to faint, Dr John Watson discovers a far more interesting patient in the opera house basement. (AU through a Phantom of the Opera lens.)
fic  sherlock  au  -historicalworld  phantomoftheopera  pairing:john/sherlock  pairing:irene/kate  [100k+ 
february 2014 by shadowkeeper
The Lazarus Machine - Kelouisa - Sherlock (TV), Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms [Archive of Our Own]
Sir Harold Watson requires his younger brother John to marry for money. The wealthy husband-to-be? None other than Sherlock Holmes. Before the wedding can occur, Sherlock gets swept up in an investigation of random found body parts and strange letters addressed to him via Bow Street.

As John tags along on the investigation, getting to know his new husband, he finds himself in a London full of mad natural philosophers, rejected suitors, one overbearing brother-in-law, and more terrifying experiments than he could ever imagine.
fic  sherlock  au  -regency  -married  pairing:john/sherlock  wip  [100k+  -abandoned? 
january 2014 by shadowkeeper
Midnight Blue Serenity - BeautifulFiction - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“This was like nothing John had ever thought to associate with Sherlock: stubble, skin-tight jeans and three small silver rings gleaming at the crest of one ear. It was unbelievable, like stepping into an alternative universe, and John couldn't stop staring.”

When Sherlock infiltrates a club in order to track down a serial killer, his altered appearance is enough to make John question his assumption that Sherlock is beyond his reach. However, is he the only one who appreciates his flatmate's charms, or is Sherlock at risk of becoming the next victim? (Warning: reviews may contain fic spoilers)
fic  sherlock  pairing:john/sherlock  [100k+ 
january 2014 by shadowkeeper
Safe Distance - merripestin - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
The mother was apparently poisoned, the son seems to have killed himself playing Russian roulette. It's a murder and a suicide. Or is it a suicide and a murder?

At least the case is distracting John from the fact that sex with Sherlock was probably a mistake right from the start.

John will learn to cope, one way or another.
fic  sherlock  pairing:john/sherlock  [100k+ 
january 2014 by shadowkeeper
Freefall - lastknownwriter - Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]
AU. The most exciting kindergarten teacher Dean Winchester's life ever gets is when he plays mechanic in his uncle Bobby's shop on the weekends. That is until a birthday party goes tequila-nova and he trips into a one-night stand with an incredibly hot firefighter named Castiel. Dean's life gets a lot more exciting after that.

Some of the characterizations are OCC, but the story's AU enough that it doesn't really matter.
fic  supernatural  au  -realworld  -teachers  -alternatejobs  pairing:dean/castiel  pairing:sam/gabriel  [100k+ 
december 2013 by shadowkeeper
What We Pretend To Be - ifitwasribald - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Good becomes great, bad becomes worse. But people are a hell of a lot more complicated than good and bad. When half of the team is dosed with the super soldier serum, they all have to grapple with their own pasts and futures. But for better or for worse, they’re all in it together.
fic  ironman  hulk  thor  captainamerica  shield  pairing:tony/bruce  pairing:natasha/rhodey  [100k+  marvel  ;blackwidow  ;hawkeye 
december 2013 by shadowkeeper
Whoever Fights Monsters - circ_bamboo, feelslikefire - Skyfall (2012), White Collar, James Bond (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"Should I start, or would you like to?" Neal asked Q.

"Are you going to draw this out?" Q said. "It's really quite simple. Some years ago, before MI6, before Neal's little bond mishap—"

"Alleged bond mishap," Neal said—mostly out of reflex, Q thought.

"You were convicted by a jury of your peers," Q said. "It's somewhat less alleged at this point. Nonetheless, before . . . that, Neal and I . . . were acquainted."


Or: When Q hears that the FBI is bringing one Neal Caffrey to British soil for an investigation, he's fully expecting trouble with a capital T. Naturally, what he gets is much worse: par for the course when you're dating James Bond and you're old friends with an international art thief.

Part 2 of the No Sweeter Death series
fic  jamesbond  whitecollar  crossover  pairing:bond/q  pairing:peter/neal/elizabeth  [100k+   
october 2013 by shadowkeeper
Pretty Kitty Chapter 1, a true blood fanfic | FanFiction
Eric senses Sookie's return and is driven mad by the need to see her. We all know what happens when a human and a vampire bond, but what happens when a fairy Chooses a vampire?
fic  trueblood  pairing:sookie/eric  [100k+  wip  -destiny  -relationship 
august 2013 by shadowkeeper
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