shadowkeeper + -alternatetimeline   949

The Liars - manic_intent - John Wick (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Beyond Helen, John was not used to lying. Until the day of her death, he had been grateful that she never asked deeper questions about his tattoos, about the way he habitually watched the shadows, about how he always chose to sit in a restaurant with his back to the wall and within view of the exits, about how he refused to travel. Because of his lies, they lived a staged life drawn in uneven acts.
fic  johnwick  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:john/santino  [1-5k 
10 days ago by shadowkeeper
Atlas; Phoenix Reborn - orphan_account - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Eight years ago, Tony Stark lay dying on the Afghan sand, the shrapnel of his own bombs having pierced his very heart, betrayed by his beloved godfather and left to die. Now, he lay helpless in a Siberian bunker, weighed down by his own dead armor, utterly wrecked by the friend he'd so naively trusted.

But despite the world’s best efforts to break him, he lives. He comes back with a vengeance, stronger than ever, refusing to be defeated. Ever the mechanic, he fixes things. He builds a brighter future, a safer planet, and a loving family from the ashes of what he has lost.

… or, my self-indulgent long-ass fic filled with my trademark bitterness and bias that asks the question: what would happen leading up to and during IW if Tony completely turns his back on the Rogue Avengers post-Civil War?
fic  marvel  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:gen  [60-70k  -abandoned? 
18 days ago by shadowkeeper
Cards on the Table - bigficenergy - Schitt's Creek [Archive of Our Own]
“I… feel something for you.”

It's vague, but it's a start.

“Um, something? Like… a general disdain, or...?”

Patrick laughs. “Uh, nope. Kind of the opposite of that.”



An AU where Patrick tells David upfront that he's developing feelings for him, in the interest of being honest as they go into business together.
fic  schittscreek  au  -alternatetimeline  [20-30k 
24 days ago by shadowkeeper
Undercover Lover - Centa0592 - Shadowhunters (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Alec has been sent under cover, from the Clave, to spy on Magnus and find out what he took from them. Alec, like the good soldier he is, does as told. Yet, the longer he stays under cover the more he realizes he's in love with the Warlock and will do anything to protect the man. But will secrets keep them forever apart? What happens when Alec suspects that the Clave has lied to him?
fic  shadowhunters  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:magnus/alec  [90-100k 
25 days ago by shadowkeeper
Sinner - manic_intent - John Wick (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
The Devil laughed as the sinner was shown into the room. “John Wick,” said Santino D’Antonio. He did not rise from his chair, where he sat loose-limbed like the emperor of everything he saw instead of the dead man that he was. “When I was first told that you’d become a cop, I thought it was a joke.”

John sat in the bolted-down chair opposite Santino at the bolted-down table. He’d always found interrogation rooms strangely calming. One-way mirror, single exit, the world condensed down to him, another person, and a sparse box of a room. John liked simplicity. “Santino,” he said.
fic  johnwick  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:john/santino  [1-5k 
4 weeks ago by shadowkeeper
The Better Part - Dyce - Avatar: The Last Airbender [Archive of Our Own]
Instead of staying to fight Azula, Zuko follows Iroh when he flees - and everything changes. Without Iroh's help, Team Avatar never find Katara in the crystal caves. Now, left behind with no way of finding her family, Katara must turn to Zuko and Iroh for help to get to the one place that isn't safe for any of them... the Fire Nation... in time for the Day Of Black Sun.

Part 1 of the The Better Part Of Honour series
fic  avatar  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:katara/zuko  [50-60k  wip 
4 weeks ago by shadowkeeper
when the world stops spinning - Nautica_Dawn - Avatar: The Last Airbender [Archive of Our Own]
There's a reason the Avatar is never trained before the age of sixteen.

Part 1 of the dynasty of storms series
fic  avatar  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:katara/zuko  [90-100k 
4 weeks ago by shadowkeeper
Leo Inter Serpentes: Sixth Year - Aeternum - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Now that he knows the full contents of the prophecy, Harry begins training in earnest to kill Voldemort, with the help of his dad and two best friends. Dumbledore has voluntarily offered to divulge extra information to Harry, and the Ministry has finally realised what's been staring them in the face for a year - but that doesn't mean that things will start to go smoothly for Harry. He and his loved ones will be tested in ways they haven't seen coming, and some relationships will buckle under the strain.
fic  harrypotter  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:harry/draco  [200k+ 
5 weeks ago by shadowkeeper
Temptation - AlphaCygni - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine [Archive of Our Own]
What might have been if Julian Bashir had not “mistaken” a preganglionic fiber for a postganglionic nerve.

A canon divergent Garak/Bashir meeting for the Deadly Sins G/Bfest.
fic  startrek  ;ds9  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:bashir/garak  [1-5k 
6 weeks ago by shadowkeeper
Leo Inter Serpentes: Fifth Year - Aeternum - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Getting adopted by Severus means that Harry can finally escape the Dursleys for good, but it's not all sunshine and roses. Voldemort is back and, to make matters worse, the Ministry is denying it, despite all available evidence. As if all of that wasn't bad enough, the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher has it in for Harry, and is far more interested in taking him down than in teaching anything remotely useful. What's a Slytherin to do? Why, begin plotting, of course!

Part 5 of the Leo Inter Serpentes series
fic  harrypotter  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:harry/draco  [200k+ 
6 weeks ago by shadowkeeper
Leo Inter Serpentes: Fourth Year - Aeternum - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Things start out well for Harry this year: he only has to put up with the Dursleys for a week before he's whisked off to Malfoy Manor, where Hermione soon arrives. After spending a happy summer with his two best friends, Harry's cheerfully prepared for his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Or so he thinks. Evil is gathering strength, and the signs are there - but will anyone read them in time?

Part 4 of the Leo Inter Serpentes serie
fic  harrypotter  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:harry/draco  [100k+ 
6 weeks ago by shadowkeeper
Ouroboros - manic_intent - John Wick (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
“Jonathan,” Winston said as John stared down the barrel of the gun at Santino. His aim was true and his finger was on the trigger. John knew exactly how much pressure to apply to get the weapon to fire. He was already braced for the recoil, for the noise, for the stench. Death had been John’s shadow for so long that he’d stopped noticing the weight it bore on his soul.

Until Helen. John wavered. For the first time in his long career his aim shook, twisting fractionally to the side. Slouched in his chair, Santino smiled with the venomous pleasure of a man damned past caring. “You’re prepared to die,” John said, ignoring Winston.

“Aren’t we all?” Santino stabbed another potato with his fork.
fic  johnwick  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:john/santino  [5-10k 
7 weeks ago by shadowkeeper
Leo Inter Serpentes: Third Year - Aeternum - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Harry's back at Hogwarts, and his escaped convict godfather has followed him there, intent on murder. Harry would like to believe he's safe at school, but his death is being predicted on a weekly basis and, worst of all, Snape's taking the threat seriously. Lucky the Ministry has sent Dementors to guard the school, eh?

Part 3 of the Leo Inter Serpentes series
fic  harrypotter  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:harry/draco  [70-80k 
7 weeks ago by shadowkeeper
Leo Inter Serpentes: Second Year - Aeternum - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
It's Harry's second year at Hogwarts, and he's beginning to wish that Voldemort was back to possessing his professors. Someone's targeting Muggleborns, and it's no fun being a Slytherin when most of the school thinks you're the one attacking other students.

Part 2 of the Leo Inter Serpentes series
fic  harrypotter  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:gen  pairing:harry/draco  [50-60k 
7 weeks ago by shadowkeeper
Chance Encounters - manic_intent - John Wick (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
The stranger at the bar was the most beautiful person John had ever seen. Lush curly hair, soft cheeks, wide dark eyes, graceful legs and narrow hips. He looked young, in his late twenties or thirties. Wealthy, with his expensive-looking watch and a charcoal grey suit that fit him like another skin. He also didn’t look like he was at the bar with anyone, drinking a glass of wine while checking his phone.

Part 3 of the Human Nature series
fic  johnwick  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:john/santino  [1-5k 
10 weeks ago by shadowkeeper
Complimentary Service - manic_intent - John Wick (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
“Fuck,” Santino said out aloud as the announcement was made over the PA. Just his fucking luck. The one time he decided to fly commercial instead of borrowing the family jet and the flight had to get fucking delayed. By another two hours. The hell was he supposed to do?

In the silence of the Private Room, his expletive echoed like a gunshot. The sole other occupant of the dining section glanced over at Santino and looked back at his food. Dour, tall man all in black. He looked vaguely familiar. A movie star, maybe? He was good-looking enough to be one, and the Private Room only admitted outbound First Class passengers. Santino took a sneaky photo and sent it to his sister, who usually cared about this kind of thing.
fic  johnwick  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:john/santino  [1-5k 
10 weeks ago by shadowkeeper
Change Me (If You Dare) - OneWhoSitsWithTurtles - Hannibal (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
After Will kills Randall Tier, Hannibal knows with certainty that they are equals meant to evolve together. He will do whatever is necessary to help Will accept and embrace his potential, and acknowledge Hannibal as his partner in life and death.
fic  hannibal  -alternatetimeline  pairing:hannibal/will  [40-50k 
june 2019 by shadowkeeper
The Grand Experiment - manic_intent - John Wick (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
“What the fuck happened?” Santino asked, rubbing his temple.

John walked over. He was holding a tray with a glass of water and pills. “Aspirin,” he said as he sat the tray down on the bed beside Santino. “Pretty sure someone tried to kill you.”

Santino rolled his eyes. “Yes, I fucking understood that, around when someone threw a fucking grenade into the chateau.”
fic  johnwick  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:john/santino  [5-10k 
june 2019 by shadowkeeper
more like the man you were meant to be - janie_tangerine - A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin [Archive of Our Own]
in which Robert, instead of keeping Jaime in King's Landing after the rebellion, sends him to Winterfell.

Or, alternatively: in which Jaime gets to keep his oaths, gains both Ned's and Cat's respect and Jon Snow finds himself growing up with his own sworn sword.

Or, even more alternatively: in which Brienne's father sends her to be a warden at Winterfell after she defies her last suitor and some things change and others stay the same.
fic  gameofthrones  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:jamie/brienne  [30-40k 
june 2019 by shadowkeeper
Pride - astolat - Game of Thrones (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Jaime didn’t understand why Cersei suddenly insisted on trimming his hair and shaving his beard, but he also didn’t care to fight her on it, even though he’d just as soon have kept the beard: it was bitterly cold in the small tower room with its arrow-slits. At night, even curled together under the two blankets they’d been allotted, it took the better part of an hour before their bodies could warm the bed enough to sleep.
fic  gameofthrones  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:jamie/brienne  pairing:jamie/cersie  pairing:jamie/brienne/cersie  [20-30k 
may 2019 by shadowkeeper
Wizardry By Consent - Sixthlight - Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch [Archive of Our Own]
Fifteen years after a headless body was discovered in Covent Garden, Thomas Nightingale is still the last wizard in Britain, and Peter Grant, newly appointed Commander for Community Engagement in the Metropolitan Police Service, has just learned the truth about the existence of the Folly.

He has one or two questions.

Part 1 of the The Senior Officer Peter AU series
fic  riversoflondon  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:peter/thomas  [60-70k 
may 2019 by shadowkeeper
The Wrong Reasons - manic_intent - John Wick (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"A Green Beret and a Moroccan mercenary walk into a bar,” said the stranger as he sat down beside John at the counter. He winked as John stared at him and ordered a shot of guaro.
fic  johnwick  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:john/elder  [1-5k 
may 2019 by shadowkeeper
Simple Things - manic_intent - John Wick (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
John stared, incredulous. “You want me to be your plus one. To your sister’s coronation.”

“To put it crudely, yes.” Santino wrinkled his nose. Trust the Baba Yaga to cut brutally to the point.

“No shooting anyone?”

“If you feel you have to, be my guest. It’s entirely optional. I’d also prefer that you clear something like that ahead of time with me. As a matter of courtesy.”
fic  johnwick  au  -alternatetimeline  -fakerelationship  pairing:john/santino  [5-10k 
may 2019 by shadowkeeper
The Viper Among Wolves - ViridianChick - Captive Prince - S. U. Pacat [Archive of Our Own]
AU. Upon his eighteenth birthday, Prince Laurent of Vere is stripped of his title and sent to Akielos as a pleasure slave.
fic  captiveprince  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:damen/laurent  [10-20k 
may 2019 by shadowkeeper
The Arena - Josselin - Captive Prince - S. U. Pacat [Archive of Our Own]
“I don’t fuck on command,” said Damen.

“You will,” said the man, “Because I have a plan to escape this coliseum, and it does not involve being killed by the one prudish barbarian who would rather kill me than bend me over.”
fic  captiveprince  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:damen/laurent  [1-5k 
may 2019 by shadowkeeper
Material Culture - manic_intent - The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
“If Illya really is a doctor,” Napoleon told Gaby as Illya stalked off over the sand, “I’ll eat my shoes.”

Gaby shot him a world-weary look that a woman her age had no business cultivating. “Is that why you’re so rude to him?”
fic  manfromuncle(2015)  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:illya/napoleon  [5-10k 
may 2019 by shadowkeeper
Missing - seanmacguire - The Umbrella Academy (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
When Klaus was younger, him and Ben were kidnapped by a secret government science facility.

Part 4 of the More Than Just Numbers, We're Brothers series
fic  umbrellaacademy  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:gen  [1-5k 
may 2019 by shadowkeeper
Mi Casa es su Casa - seanmacguire - The Umbrella Academy (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Klaus' eyes widened as he tried to make sense of what was happening through the dizzy haze he was experiencing from the drug.

"YOU PIECE OF SHIT! YOU DO NOT DO THAT TO MY BROTHER! YOU. PICKED. THE WRONG. GUY."

He knew that voice.

Did he know that voice?

Klaus rested his head against the leather seat as he struggled to remain conscious, soon finding himself falling and falling and falling and...
fic  umbrellaacademy  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:gen  [1-5k 
may 2019 by shadowkeeper
Tired - seanmacguire - The Umbrella Academy (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Klaus does something stupid after being admitted to a psych facility.

Part 2 of the More Than Just Numbers, We're Brothers series
fic  umbrellaacademy  pairing:gen  [1-5k  au  -alternatetimeline 
may 2019 by shadowkeeper
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+ 
may 2019 by shadowkeeper
An Arranged Marriage - Josselin - Captive Prince - S. U. Pacat [Archive of Our Own]
Afterwards his father only remarked, “His features are very fine.”

“I am not marrying him for his features,” said Damen.

“No, you are marrying him for his dowry,” said Theomedes.
fic  captiveprince  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:damen/laurent  [10-20k 
april 2019 by shadowkeeper
The Siege - Sophie_Of_Tarth - A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin [Archive of Our Own]
This story is set somewhere beyond season 6 episode 10.

Brienne has returned to Winterfell and Sansa, only to then be joined by the Lannister Army on unspecified business.
fic  gameofthrones  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:john/sherlock  [5-10k 
april 2019 by shadowkeeper
if he was fire then she must be wood - janie_tangerine - A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin [Archive of Our Own]
in which Tywin realizes what's going on with Jaime and Cersei before he can join the Kingsguard and decides that Jaime can benefit from some time away from his family. Specifically, as Lord Selwyn's ward.
fic  gameofthrones  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:jamie/brienne  [5-10k 
april 2019 by shadowkeeper
The Treaty - MotherofFirkins - A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin [Archive of Our Own]
The Lannisters accept Robb Stark's peace terms, dooming Jaime Lannister to life as a hostage at Winterfell.
fic  gameofthrones  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:jamie/brienne  [20-30k 
april 2019 by shadowkeeper
Fillory Rules - frankie_31 - The Magicians (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
An AU where Fillory stole Q before Jane Chatwin could set him on his path. Eliot and the other Brakebills kids still find their way to Fillory and the Beast is still trying to mess stuff up. Eliot meets a strange man in the woods who changes his view of Fillory.
fic  themagicians  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:quentin/eliot  [1-5k 
april 2019 by shadowkeeper
An Engagement - mokuyoubi - Hannibal (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Ten years before the events of the series, Hannibal and Will were married--but how did they meet, and how did two dangerous killers manage not to kill one another long enough to fall in love? A prequel to BoneAndScale's fic, In Sickness and in Health, which aims to answer, at least in part, these questions.

New Orleans, 2003, a chance meeting between Officer Graham and Doctor Lecter in the emergency room leaves Will curious about what's going on beneath that placid mask of his.
fic  hannibal  -precanon  -alternatetimeline  pairing:hannibal/will  [1-5k 
april 2019 by shadowkeeper
You can't be serious! - LadyValkyrie - Black Sails [Archive of Our Own]
‘You can’t be serious.’ Lieutenant James McGraw stared, aghast at what Lord Thomas Hamilton had just said.

‘Oh I am perfectly serious’, he replied, ‘I’m coming with you to Nassau.’

In which the events of 1705 go a little differently, and Lieutenant McGraw finds himself with a passenger for his voyage to Nassau.
fic  blacksails  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:flint/hamilton  pairing:flint/hamilton/miranda  [1-5k 
march 2019 by shadowkeeper
the reason for stars
There is, quite unfortunately, a universe where it’s not Nate Ford who loses a child and goes a little insane in the process. It doesn’t turn out so bad for Nate Ford, of course, but. Well, he’d have a different opinion if you asked him directly.
Somewhere else, though, there’s a universe where it’s James Sterling who—
fic  leverage  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:gen  [1-5k 
march 2019 by shadowkeeper
Nodus Tollens - Only_1_Truth - Skyfall (2012) - Fandom [Archive of Our Own]
Nodus Tollens: the realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore

Q's life at the technical help department of MI6 was decently quiet and paid reasonably well - it even gave him vacation time, although he rarely used it. So when Q was finally coaxed to leave work for a bit and relax, he thought that Paris might be fun.

Of course, that was before the gunfight, witnessing a shooting, and being kidnapped by a strange, blue-eyed gunman named James Bond.
fic  jamesbond  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:bond/q  [80-90k 
february 2019 by shadowkeeper
Incognito - mardia - Killing Eve (TV 2018) [Archive of Our Own]
“What the shit is this, Konstantin?” Villanelle hisses into the phone during one of their twice-monthly check-ins over a secure line. “I’m the best you have and you have me stuck in some MI-5 basement doing paperwork?”

“Listen to me, Villanelle,” Konstantin says soothingly, “You are the best we have, that’s why we entrusted you--”

“To shuffle papers?” Villanelle demands.

“For this deep-cover mission in the heart of MI-5,” Konstantin says.
fic  killingeve  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:eve/villanelle  [5-10k 
february 2019 by shadowkeeper
Damned - GoldenUsagi - Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]
When Dean falls in a pit and breaks what feels like every bone in his body, he figures this is going to be the hunt that gets him. But the cave he finds contains a thing trapped in a circle of fire—a thing that calls himself Castiel and claims to be an angel. Castiel says he requires his freedom and that he’ll heal Dean in exchange. Dean’s far from convinced about any of it, but his encounter with Castiel is something he’s not going to be able to shake.


Part 1 of the Damned series
fic  supernatural  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:gen  [20-30k 
february 2019 by shadowkeeper
If Wishes Were Fishes - phoenix_feathers_and_cacti - Aquaman (2018) [Archive of Our Own]
Vulko takes a risk and introduces Arthur and Orm at a much younger age. Everything changes but the events seem to find themselves back in order, playing out.

(Really just fluff between brothers because there isn't enough of it out there.)
fic  aquaman  dc  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:gen  [5-10k 
february 2019 by shadowkeeper
Inevitable - Vulcanmi - Hannibal (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Will decides not to consult on the Tooth Fairy case. All it does is prolong an eventuality.
fic  hannibal  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:hannibal/will  [50-60k 
january 2019 by shadowkeeper
Aphorism 146 - rodabonor - Hannibal (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“For the sake of honesty, you should know that you are correct in your assumption. I don’t find you innocent,” The impact of Dr. Lecter’s words hits Will harder than he’d expected, punching the air out of his lungs for a split second. “That does not mean I consider you corrupted, nor damaged. You are not spoiled goods, Will.”

“Is that your professional opinion?” A smile pulls at the corners of Will's mouth. “I find that kind of hard to believe, coming from someone as harmless as yourself. Would innocence truly know what corruption looks like?”

Will's inner darkness distracts him from seeing the darkness in the man sitting right across from him. Or: Will seduces Hannibal in his office and finds that may be in over his head.
fic  hannibal  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:hannibal/will  [5-10k 
january 2019 by shadowkeeper
Philautia - manic_intent - Assassin's Creed - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
“Go and talk to her,” Brasidas said quietly.

“Is that an order?” Deimos had been pointedly ignoring Myrrine’s and Kassandra’s invitations to visit them in Sparta. Not that the house they were occupying technically still belonged to them any longer. Brasidas had mentioned something about citizenship in passing but Deimos hadn’t paid much attention to it.

“If you want me to make it an order, yes. Go.”

Part 3 of the Polemos series
fic  assassinscreed  ;odyssey  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:alexios/brasidas  [5-10k 
january 2019 by shadowkeeper
Ataraxia - manic_intent - Assassin's Creed - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
“There you are,” Brasidas said, as he walked along the beach. He looked at the boat that Deimos was struggling against with amusement. “You wouldn’t have gotten far with that. Do you even know how to sail?”

Part 2 of the Polemos series
“I can learn,” Deimos said. Amusement only made him belligerent, even if Brasidas’ wasn’t coloured with malice. Not like the Priestess’ had been.

“All right.” Brasidas sat down on a rock. At Deimos’ startled look, he gestured at the boat. “Go on, then.”
fic  assassinscreed  ;odyssey  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:alexios/brasidas  [5-10k 
january 2019 by shadowkeeper
Polemos - manic_intent - Assassin's Creed - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
Brasidas found the boy dangling on a ledge against a sheer cliff, head cushioned on his hands. “Look at that,” Deimos said, pointing.

Above, an eagle was feeding its mate. They had built a nest further up on a cliff, an unlovely construction of dried sticks. Offering deposited, the eagle launched itself back into space. “I see them,” Brasidas said, swallowing his temper.

“They fall off mountains and into the sky,” Deimos said. He reached toward the ascending eagle, hand outstretched. “If the Gods love us, why did they make us in their image? They should have given us wings.”

Part 1 of the Polemos series
fic  assassinscreed  ;odyssey  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:alexios/brasidas  [5-10k 
january 2019 by shadowkeeper
Held it Like a Mirror - ssleif - Leverage [Archive of Our Own]
Eliot's been in a holding pattern ever since his medical discharge sent him back to the hardware store. And then she walked in...
fic  leverage  stargate  crossover  -alternatetimeline  pairing:gen  [1-5k 
january 2019 by shadowkeeper
a house down the road from real love - lady_ragnell - Killjoys (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Just when Fancy is about to take the shot for what should be a routine Level 5 warrant, the warrant gets classified. He's not about to let Kobee Andras go without finding out what he has to do with Level 6, even if it means helping him achieve what he came to the Quad to do.
fic  killjoys  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:d'avin/fancy  [10-20k 
january 2019 by shadowkeeper
A Minor Battlefield - whereismygarden - Stargate Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Post injury, post divorce, Everett Young ends up in California, in San Francisco, in a lecture hall with Dr. Nicholas Rush.
fic  stargate  au  -alternatetimeline  ;universe  pairing:rush/young  [30-40k  wip 
december 2018 by shadowkeeper
carry on, be brave - Anonymous - The Expanse (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Julie is found on Eros by the Rocinante crew, malnourished but uninfected, and joins their crew.
fic  expanse  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:gen  [1-5k 
december 2018 by shadowkeeper
Maybe we're in love - Anonymous - Mulan (1998) [Archive of Our Own]
The matchmaker finds Mulan a general to marry named Li Shang. He’s handsome, but they’re not in love. But Mulan will never dishonor her family by declining the match and resigns herself to a life of waiting for her husband to come back from battle. Until the war happens, and she realizes, she’s not very good at waiting and she is not going to let her father die.
fic  mulan  disney  pairing:mulan/shang  -fakerelationship  -alternatetimeline  [1-5k 
december 2018 by shadowkeeper
different in the dark - Anonymous - The Haunting of Hill House (TV 2018) [Archive of Our Own]
The last thought of Shirley Crain's too-short life, between the final, futile plea and the ungentle kiss of rope, is, Nelly was right.
fic  hauntingofhillhouse  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:gen  [1-5k 
december 2018 by shadowkeeper
call the shot (and i'll take it) - Anonymous - Mission: Impossible (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"What, you think I get into a two-against-one knife fight to the death for just anyone?"

"I think you enjoyed it," Ethan says, which is true. "Maybe a little too much."
fic  missionimpossible  pairing:ethan/august  au  -alternatetimeline  [1-5k 
december 2018 by shadowkeeper
Cover Up - Lady Divine Coldflash (fhartz91) - The Flash (TV 2014) [Archive of Our Own]
Lisa drags a disapproving Len down to The Flash Tattoo Studio to watch her get a tattoo, but during her session, Len becomes drawn to the artist, tattoo artist extraordinaire Barry Allen. After seeing the amazing job he does on Lisa's one-of-a-kind tattoo, he decides to chance asking Barry for help covering up a secret he has, one that he wears on his back, underneath his clothes, and speaks of every foul thing his father ever did to him.
flash  fic  dc  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:barry/leonard  [30-40k 
december 2018 by shadowkeeper
How It Could Have Ended - smthwallflower - How I Met Your Mother [Archive of Our Own]
May 2014 to 2024; Barney and Robin are more than just an awfully executed plot device, Ted loves his wife, Lily wants things to change but never change, and Marshall's there. AU, obviously.
fic  howimetyourmother  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:gen  [5-10k 
december 2018 by shadowkeeper
Together We're Both Alone (But I Don't Mind) - daniellemydear - The Martian - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
What if Mark Watney wasn't the only one who was left behind in the storm of Sol 6?

The tales and adventures of the Martian Pirate King and his Super Nerd Goddess.
fic  themartian  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:gen  [50-60k  wip  -abandoned? 
december 2018 by shadowkeeper
Leo Inter Serpentes: First Year - Aeternum - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
A retelling of the original series, but this time, our hero wears green and silver, not red and gold.

Part 1 of the Leo Inter Serpentes series
fic  harrypotter  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:gen  [50-60k 
november 2018 by shadowkeeper
the large print giveth (and the small print taketh away) - MoragMacPherson - Venom (Movie 2018) [Archive of Our Own]
Carlton Drake's usual non-disclosure agreement just isn't going to work with Eddie

Part 3 of the 23 ½ Weeks series
fic  venom  marvel  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:eddie/carlton  [1-5k 
november 2018 by shadowkeeper
Falling in Love... Among Other Things - Jenetica - Hannibal (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Doctor Hannibal Lecter was very clumsy. It was the first thing Will noticed about the man, who tripped and stumbled his way into Will's life.

It only seemed fair that Will should fall for him in return.
fic  hannibal  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:hannibal/will  [20-30k 
november 2018 by shadowkeeper
Dean Winchester's Secret (Angel) Boyfriend - Winter_of_our_Discontent, reluctantabandon - Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]
Dean Winchester isn't exactly a team player. So when he starts mentioning a new Hunting partner, Ellen and Jo Harvelle aren't sure whether they should be worried or relieved.

But they're starting to get the feeling there's something important Dean's not telling them about Cas...
fic  supernatural  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:dean/castiel  [10-20k 
november 2018 by shadowkeeper
Plastic Pearls - BabylonsFall - Leverage [Archive of Our Own]
When Parker and Hardison move to Portland to get a change of scenery, they pick a place almost at random. Lucky for them, they end up across from single-parent Eliot . Though the relationship between Eliot and Molly is clearly a little rough around the edges, he's trying his best, and Molly, in turn, has learned to copy his glare impressively well.Neither Hardison nor Parker are looking for anything life-changing, and, frankly, Eliot's had his fill of life-changing events for the next couple of years. (Too bad for them then.)
fic  leverage  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:hardison/parker  pairing:hardison/parker/eliot  [30-40k 
november 2018 by shadowkeeper
you've got everything (got what i need) - bluverry - Venom (Movie 2018) [Archive of Our Own]
It was a risk worth taking, he’d told himself. What had he left to lose if things went south, anyway? The ring Anne gave back to him that sits in his pocket? The apartment he can only afford for another month, tops? The credibility Carlton Drake burned to ash six months ago?

And he’d had everything to gain: access to Life Foundation, a lead on a new story that could revitalize his career and his reputation and give him his revenge, the chance to save Maria from something sketchy as all get-out, and the opportunity to not hate himself completely if he could just manage to not fuck up this one thing.

He’d fucked up this one thing.

OR

Eddie stops Maria from being taken by Life Foundation. He still ends up with Venom.
fic  venom  marvel  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:eddie/venom  [10-20k 
november 2018 by shadowkeeper
Traveling Far - astolat - Game of Thrones (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Three weeks into their delightful slog across Westeros, during yet another charming day of shitting in the woods, eating half-raw squirrel, and trudging his feet bloody, the single most dour and uninteresting woman Jaime had ever met in all of Westeros stopped in the middle of a field, drew a deep breath, and said, “When I was seven, my aunt came to visit with her son. My father told me that as the daughter of the house, it was my duty to show hospitality to my guests and to be gracious to them. I wanted to make him proud. So for three weeks, I let my cousin follow me around and talk to me about spiders.”
fic  gameofthrones  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:jamie/brienne  [20-30k 
october 2018 by shadowkeeper
To Know - Basingstoke - Hannibal (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
History twitches slightly to the left. The teacup does not shatter. Will runs off with Hannibal and Abigail.
fic  hannibal  -alternatetimeline  pairing:hannibal/will  [10-20k 
september 2018 by shadowkeeper
Normal People - manic_intent - Ant-Man (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
“Dating is a security risk,” Phil said. He patted Jimmy companionably on the shoulder as he said it.

Jimmy pointedly shrugged off Phil’s hand. “Seriously? Is this really the time?”

Phil shaded his eyes against the sun. They were both wrapped heavily in parkas, knee-deep in snow a couple of miles out from Mt. Lussari village. Nothing but brilliant blue sky, mountains, and the wreckage of a military plane with all the bodies suspiciously missing. “It’s always a good time. Especially if you insist on using unsecured apps.”
fic  antman  marvel  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:scott/jimmy  [40-50k 
september 2018 by shadowkeeper
Sweet Revenge - Crimson1 - The Flash (TV 2014) [Archive of Our Own]
When Flash collapses between Len and Mick on the streets of Central City, Len has him, he can end this once and for all - but he could also do so much more than kill the man. Discovering such a gorgeous kid beneath the cowl piques Len's interest in other ways, but it's Barry Allen himself who, after they've come to terms, asks Len to keep the cuffs on.
fic  flash  dc  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:barry/leonard  [5-10k 
september 2018 by shadowkeeper
The Difficult Road to Happiness - almostannette - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Oliver does not get on the plane which would take him back home to America. Instead, he goes to Paris, where he meets a couple who convince him that in order to be happy with Elio, he needs to make some tough choices and face his fears...
fic  callmebyyourname  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:elio/oliver  [1-5k 
july 2018 by shadowkeeper
Apologies - tricksterity - The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
“We should tell Gaby,” Illya said.

“Tell her what?” Solo asked. “That we were married and then got divorced, but we didn’t actually do either because the paperwork would’ve led our respective governments straight to our relationship that we’ve been hiding for seven years? That'll go down well."
fic  manfromuncle(2015)  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:illya/napoleon  [1-5k 
july 2018 by shadowkeeper
Pretty Red Heart - Not_You - Hannibal (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
After learning all about Will Graham's alarming fantasies, Dr. Lecter refers him to a colleague, because he is interested on far too personal a level for objectivity.

And then, just when things are getting good, Will starts having these headaches...
fic  hannibal  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:hannibal/will  [50-60k 
july 2018 by shadowkeeper
Our Fortunes Together - NomDeGuerre - Avatar: The Last Airbender [Archive of Our Own]
Ozai has a plan to finally end the hundred-year-long war and secure the Fire Nation's power over all four elements. It starts with marrying Zuko to the daughter of the Southern Water Tribe chief.
fic  avatar  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:katara/zuko  [60-70k 
july 2018 by shadowkeeper
Common Core - Saathi1013 - The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
Illya Kuryakin has retired from Russian intelligence, taking refuge in a small suburb of Chicago, working as a high school teacher under an alias. Always on alert for the inevitable moment when his past catches up to him, his is a solitary life until two newcomers arrive in town: Gabrielle Schmidt, a shop teacher at his school, and Nathan Teller, who runs a small antique shop downtown.

Despite his suspicions, he finds himself charmed by the two - until their presence causes unforeseen complications.

(inspired by a kinkmeme prompt, which I will link to in the notes at the end of the story, as it's partially spoilery, but this fic does not entirely fulfill the requirements therein)
fic  manfromuncle(2015)  au  -alternatetimeline  -modernday  pairing:illya/napoleon/gaby  [10-20k 
july 2018 by shadowkeeper
Minimum Height Requirement - Drag0nst0rm - Batman - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
Somewhere in the multiverse, there's a universe where letting his children dress up in capes and follow him into vigilantism seems like a good idea.

Bruce is determined that it isn't going to be this one . . . Despite his children's repeated attempts to convince him otherwise.

(Or: "When you're eighteen, you can do what you want. Until then, no capes.")

Part 1 of the Childish Things series
fic  batman  dc  au  -alternatetimeline  pairing:gen  [60-70k 
july 2018 by shadowkeeper
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