shadowkeeper + -modernday   485

Tuille - asuralucier - Call Me By Your Name (2017) [Archive of Our Own]
”I went out last night,” Elio tells me, in the same tone of voice that he might have used to inform me that he’d helped someone bury a body. “But you have to have to promise to never tell Mom and Dad.”

Oliver visits Elio after his first week in the dorms at Yale. The result is about what you’d expect.

(A brief follow-up to Sugar, please read that first if you haven’t already otherwise none of this will make sense. An attempt at Oliver POV that segued brilliantly into a failing exercise in pwp -- which in this case probably means plot! what porn?)

Part 2 of the Sugar series
fic  callmebyyourname  ay  -modernday  pairing:elio/oliver  [1-5k 
4 weeks ago by shadowkeeper
Sugar - asuralucier - Call Me By Your Name (2017) [Archive of Our Own]
“Have you ever considered doing pornography?” I ask him.

He outright laughs, “No. I don’t like sharing myself with that many people.”

Alternatively, a modern-day AU where Oliver, west coast sun god extraordinaire, becomes Professor Perlman’s favorite student; Elio is smitten (read: very horny), and it just so happens that Oliver is an escort working to put himself through school.

Part 1 of the Sugar series
fic  callmebyyourname  au  -modernday  pairing:elio/oliver  [50-60k 
4 weeks ago by shadowkeeper
Here Be Writers - bluebeholder - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Credence Barebone, author, and Percival Graves, secret agent, should never have crossed paths. But at Kowalski's Bakery and Coffeeshop, they do just that.

What results is something of a fairy tale.
fic  fantasticbeasts  au  -realworld  -modernday  -coffeeshop  pairing:credence/percival  [1-5k 
5 weeks ago by shadowkeeper
Exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy - boobuu - The Magnificent Seven (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
Goody’s got nothing but time on his hands these days, which is dangerous currency for a man used to a strict routine. The days sprawl out ahead of him, flush at first with the promise of all the things he never had time for before, but alcohol quickly puts a damper on that.

———

The one where Goody's struggling to figure out what to do with life post-military discharge, and wanders into a gym where Billy coaches.
fic  magnificentseven  au  -modernday  pairing:goodnight/billy  [1-5k 
8 weeks ago by shadowkeeper
Some Kind of Family - crossingwinter - A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin [Archive of Our Own]
Tyrion can’t help but feel affronted. Jaime has been out of the country for most of the kids’ lives, has a dangerous job, and doesn’t even know them. He also doesn’t have any money in the bank—something that their father had raged about constantly.

And he, Tyrion, doesn’t even get joint custody?

Cersei would.

He glances at Jaime when Pycelle reads out that bit of Cersei Lannister’s Last Will and Testament.
Jaime’s eyes were bulging and he looks franticly at Tyrion.

“Yes,” says Tyrion, before Jaime has even figured out how to frame the question. “There’s enough room in my house for all five of us.”

Jaime looks relieved.
fic  gameofthrones  au  -modernday  pairing:tyrion/tasha  pairing:jamie/brienne  [10-20k 
9 weeks ago by shadowkeeper
Take Me Down in White - covertius - Captive Prince - C. S. Pacat [Archive of Our Own]
The staff at Charls’s bridal salon is no stranger to a difficult entourage. But when accommodating bride Lykaios brings along her opinionated mother, her fashion-conscious sister, her ex-boyfriend, her sister’s ex-boyfriend, a close friend of the groom, and the brother of her sister’s current boyfriend, it could prove a recipe for more drama than dresses - especially when those last four? Are the same person. It’s up to fashion-director Laurent to get this appointment back on track, this week on Say Yes to the Dress.
fic  captiveprince  au  -modernday  pairing:damen/laurent  [10-20k 
may 2019 by shadowkeeper
Thank you for your purchase - iwtv - Black Sails [Archive of Our Own]
James looked at him and their eyes met. There was intensity in the directness of Thomas’s gaze that made him stir down below. He lifted his wine glass and took two large gulps. He really ought to be going now. But before he could say so Thomas was steering them back into the kitchen, talking about The Golden Age of Piracy and what could he do but listen?
fic  blacksails  au  -modernday  pairing:flint/hamilton  [1-5k 
may 2019 by shadowkeeper
Have No Mercy on Warts - Vera (Vera_DragonMuse) - Game of Thrones (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
One dramatic day in the life of Tyrion Lannister. Takes place several years post the epilogue of What is True, But Not Ideal.

Part 3 of the Always Been a Pencil series
fic  gameofthrones  au  -modernday  pairing:gen  [5-10k 
may 2019 by shadowkeeper
Some Such Place (The Big Screen Classics Remix) - pocky_slash - X-Men: First Class (2011) - Fandom [Archive of Our Own]
Erik's spent the last eighteen months having lengthy socio-political conversations and casual sex with Charles Xavier after seeing Monday matinees at a dingy little independent movie theatre in the Village. That doesn't mean they're friends. Or that Erik should have any say in what Charles is going to do with his future.

(At least, that's what Erik keeps telling himself.)
fic  xmen  ;firstclass  au  -modernday  pairing:charles/erik  [10-20k 
april 2019 by shadowkeeper
Most Likely To - Lady_in_Red - A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin [Archive of Our Own]
Brienne's favorite day of high school was the last one, yet somehow here she is at her 10 year reunion. She blames Jaime.
fic  gameofthrones  au  -modernday  pairing:jamie/brienne  [5-10k 
april 2019 by shadowkeeper
the spy who loved (to drive) me (crazy) - dollsome - Game of Thrones (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
In which Jaime and Brienne are spies infiltrating a swanky black tie soiree, and desperate times call for desperate measures. And kissing.
fic  gameofthrones  au  -modernday  -spies  pairing:jamie/brienne  [1-5k 
april 2019 by shadowkeeper
I'll be the frosting to your cupcake, wench - janie_tangerine - A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin [Archive of Our Own]
where Brienne bakes cupcakes for a living and Jaime ends up being her favorite client. (Also: Renly owns the bakery, a whole lot of plot happens and there's a ridiculous amount of cupcakes. Oh, and Robb and Theon are in a folk duo - yes, it had to be mentioned.)


Part 1 of the everything is cupcakes and (mostly) nothing hurts series
fic  gameofthrones  au  -modernday  -bakery/deli  pairing:jamie/brienne  pairing:renly/loras  [20-30k 
april 2019 by shadowkeeper
The Wine is Not Enough - ikkiM - A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin [Archive of Our Own]
Brienne Tarth is convinced by her best friend to attend the premiere of his sister's new film, The Wine is Not Enough.
fic  gameofthrones  au  -modernday  pairing:jamie/brienne  [5-10k 
april 2019 by shadowkeeper
What is True, But Not Ideal - Vera (Vera_DragonMuse) - Game of Thrones (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
In which Brienne meets the other Lannister first, becomes a bartender, makes a best friend, buys a convertible, and accidentally lives her best life.

Part 1 of the Always Been a Pencil series
fic  gameofthrones  au  -modernday  -realworld  pairing:jamie/brienne  pairing:renly/loras  [70-80k 
april 2019 by shadowkeeper
Imaginary - PrioritiesSorted - A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin [Archive of Our Own]
"We already live together, and you’re exactly the sort of person who would insist on eloping instead of enduring the sickening display of wealth my Father would term a wedding. Besides, here we are, on a Friday night, eating take away, watching movies, and not having sex. We’re practically married anyway.” Jaime shrugged as though this was a perfectly reasonable thing to say, and Brienne gaped at him for a moment before huffing,

“I’m not doing it.”
fic  gameofthrones  au  -modernday  -fakerelationship  pairing:jamie/brienne  [5-10k 
april 2019 by shadowkeeper
I Don’t Believe Whatever This Is - trashcangimmick - Stranger Things (TV 2016) [Archive of Our Own]
“Christ, I just wanna fucking eat you.”

“So do it, coward.”

Also Known As: Billy and Steve are casual sex friends and there are Definitely No Feelings Here.
fic  strangerthings  au  -modernday  pairing:billy/steve  [1-5k 
march 2019 by shadowkeeper
Be A Little More Specific - dancinbutterfly - The Magnificent Seven (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
Faraday has busted his ass on this immunity document and it is a masterpiece of negotiation and legal craftsmanship. Now if he can just get his client to dot the Ts and cross the Is that would be fucking great.

Part 10 of the Justified series
fic  magnificentseven  au  -modernday  pairing:goodnight/billy  [1-5k 
march 2019 by shadowkeeper
mistletoe and other holiday propaganda - ToAStranger, brawlite - Stranger Things (TV 2016) [Archive of Our Own]
Everybody wants something for Christmas.

It just so happens that the only way for everyone to get what they want is for Billy and Steve to pretend to be dating over Christmas break. It's really the only option.
fic  strangerthings  au  -modernday  -fakerelationship  pairing:billy/steve  [50-60k 
february 2019 by shadowkeeper
Politico Snippets - cygnaut - X-Men: First Class (2011) - Fandom [Archive of Our Own]
Scenes that didn't make it into Politico-proper, including some from both Erik's past and future.

1. Before - 1992. The day Shaw was killed.
2. After - 2014. Erik and Charles have a little office quickie.

Part 2 of the Politics and Prose series
fic  xmen  ;firstclass  au  -modernday  -politicians  pairing:charles/erik  [1-5k 
january 2019 by shadowkeeper
Politico - cygnaut - X-Men: First Class (2011) - Fandom [Archive of Our Own]
Modern Genosha Politics AU. In which Erik is l'enfant terrible of the mutant National Assembly, and his staff just wants to get him laid.

Part 1 of the Politics and Prose series
fic  xmen  ;firstclass  au  -modernday  -politicians  pairing:charles/erik  [60-70k 
january 2019 by shadowkeeper
Spark Plug - Lemur710 - The Magnificent Seven (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
Discharged (honorably) and disillusioned (less honorably), veteran Goodnight Robicheaux works as a small-town mechanic. One warm, summer night, a stranded stranger walks through the door in need of help.
fic  magnificentseven  au  -realworld  -modernday  pairing:goodnight/billy  [1-5k 
january 2019 by shadowkeeper
your love i’m lost in - retts - Society of Gentlemen - K. J. Charles [Archive of Our Own]
‘Ow, fucking hell, was I run over by a car?’

‘Close,’ a terse voice said beside Harry, ‘if you consider nearly being trampled to death by horses the same thing.’
fic  societyofgentlemen  ;kjcharles  au  -modernday  pairing:julius/harry  [1-5k 
january 2019 by shadowkeeper
A Family Man - Anonymous - Society of Gentlemen - K. J. Charles [Archive of Our Own]
Julius wasn't generally one for the bar on a Tuesday evening, but the office gossip that day had made clear to him that if he wanted to show up his competition and secure his promotion once and for all, he'd better bring a plus one to the company holiday party on Friday.
fic  societyofgentlemen  ;kjcharles  pairing:julius/harry  au  -modernday  -fakerelationship  [5-10k 
january 2019 by shadowkeeper
Shhhh! - Dragonflies_and_Katydids - Dragon Age: Inquisition [Archive of Our Own]
Football players have invaded Dorian's library. He's going to make them leave, just as soon as he finishes watching the cute blond one.
fic  dragonage  ;inqusition  au  -modernday  -university  pairing:dorian/cullen  [1-5k 
january 2019 by shadowkeeper
hold me tight, it's getting cold - Anonymous - Sungkyunkwan Scandal [Archive of Our Own]
“You’re thinking,” Yongha says, his voice softer now. “How bad is it this year?”





Jaeshin shrugs. He’s always been quiet – bad at voicing his thoughts, better at pouring his anger into street fights or downing his frustration with a bottle of soju – but this is Yongha. Goo Yongha, standing in his doorway, looking at him, dressed in a ridiculous faux fur coat and a lumpy scarf that has to be at least three metres long. “Pretty bad. I didn’t sleep.”



or, in which Jaeshin's Christmas comes with two constants; the memory of the coldest day of his life, and Yongha. Always, always Yongha.



(Please see the tags before reading. This is not as dark as the tags make it sound, but still. Stay safe, beautifuls.)
fic  sungkyunkwanscandal  au  -modernday  pairing:guyongha/moonjaeshin  [1-5k 
december 2018 by shadowkeeper
boogeyman - brittlelimbs - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
credence is a sweet, nerdy high schooler. graves is his dealer, and gets him high for the first time. smut ensues.
fic  fantasticbeasts  au  -modernday  -realworld  pairing:credence/percival  [1-5k 
november 2018 by shadowkeeper
Room 20 - astolat - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
The parking lot behind Camelot looked safe and ordinary again in the midday sun, just cracked asphalt and a couple of beat-up old cars.
fic  merlin  -modernday  pairing:arthur/merlin  [0-1k 
november 2018 by shadowkeeper
Snowfall - Heronfem - Dragon Age: Inquisition [Archive of Our Own]
A snowstorm forces Cullen, Bull, and Dorian to confront the history they share. Together they find a new way forward.
fic  dragonage  au  -modernday  pairing:ironbull/cullen  pairing:ironbull/dorian/cullen  [1-5k 
october 2018 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
Self-Assessment - nyagosstar - Dragon Age: Inquisition [Archive of Our Own]
Dorian’s just been hired as Director of the Library at Skyhold College and his first day could have gone a little better. A hole in the roof means his plans for a quiet place to do some research while he figures out his life post-Tevinter are on hold. It’s a closer knit community than he was expecting and he finds himself drawn into President Trevelyan’s charming inner circle.
fic  dragonage  au  -modernday  -alternatejobs  pairing:ironbull/dorian  [50-60k  ;inqusition 
september 2018 by shadowkeeper
Strings Attached - JeanJacquesFrancois - A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin [Archive of Our Own]
"So?” Brienne said mildly in the kitchen one morning. “Is it official with this guy?”

Renly pretended not to hear, glancing down at the newspaper on the table and digging his spoon into his cheerios.

Brienne cleared her throat, evidently about to ask again.

Renly sighed. “No, it's not. What makes you think that it is?”

Jaime raised an eyebrow. “Of course, because it's completely irrational to assume that you might be in a relationship with the guy who sleeps over at least three times a week and who has his own set of keys.” He glanced sideways at Brienne. “The girl might be stupid but she's not that stupid.”
fic  gameofthrones  au  -modernday  -realworld  pairing:renly/loras  pairing:jamie/brienne  [90-100k 
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
Chisolm's 7 - VillaKulla - The Magnificent Seven (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
"It only took you five days to come see me about a job?"

"You sound surprised."

"I am," Goodnight said with a grin. "I thought it would take you three."


Sam Chisolm has just been released from prison and already has another job on the horizon. With seven men and millions to gain, Sam's team of con-men are set to take down one of the most corrupt casinos in Vegas...but only if they can keep from taking each other down first.

(Ocean's Eleven AU)
fic  magnificentseven  au  -modernday  -criminals  oceans11  pairing:goodnight/billy  pairing:faraday/vasquez  [90-100k   
july 2018 by shadowkeeper
GOLDENEYE - Fahye - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
"Get on with it, Agent Pendragon, we're working to a bit of a deadline here. We don't have much time to indulge your insane kinks."
fic  merlin  au  -modernday  -realworld  -spies  pairing:arthur/merlin  [1-5k 
may 2018 by shadowkeeper
Bang Bang (There Goes Your Heart) - Kittendiamore - Captive Prince - C. S. Pacat [Archive of Our Own]
“Laurent,” Auguste says. “I’m going to be the voice of reason here.”

“Please do,” Laurent says.

“Go home and talk to him. Tell him about your suspicions and see if there’s an explanation for all of this. Relationships should be built on trust and communication.”

That’s great advice unless you kill people for a living.
fic  captiveprince  au  -modernday  -assassins  pairing:damen/laurent  [1-5k 
may 2018 by shadowkeeper
Dyslexic History - Angelike - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
The Once and Future King has returned. And he's more than a little amused at the way his legend has been written.

alt link: http://eosrose.livejournal.com/81642.html
fic  merlin  pairing:arthur/merlin  au  -modernday  [1-5k 
april 2018 by shadowkeeper
Sympathy for the Devil - manic_intent - The Magnificent Seven (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
Of all the prisoners in Rose Creek Correctional, ‘Billy Rocks’ was the most enigmatic. He’d been inscrutable during his first counselling session with Goody, and monosyllabic during the second. He kept showing up, reluctant as he was to talk about anything remotely personal. Besides, it’d been months, and Goody still couldn’t shake the feeling that ‘Billy Rocks’ wasn’t actually a real name.
fic  magnificentseven  au  -modernday  -prison  pairing:goodnight/billy  [1-5k 
march 2018 by shadowkeeper
Lovefool - Kittendiamore - Captive Prince - C. S. Pacat [Archive of Our Own]
It starts, embarrassingly enough, with an ad from Craigslist:

"I’m a 21 y.o art student (male), writing a thesis on the relationship between performance and the awareness of the audience. You don’t care about that. I’m an actor offering to give you the most dramatic night of your life. I’ll be your date to any event/function/family gathering, and convince your friends/family members that I’m either: the biggest mistake of your life or the best thing that ever happened to you. Up to you. I’m very good at what I do."
fic  captiveprince  au  -modernday  -fakerelationship  pairing:damen/laurent  [1-5k 
february 2018 by shadowkeeper
Claim You Like a Pirate - Magnetism_bind - Black Sails [Archive of Our Own]
When Thomas goes to his family's beach house for a weekend break the last thing he expects is to share the hottest sex of his life with a stranger he's just met.
fic  blacksails  au  -modernday  pairing:flint/hamilton  [5-10k 
february 2018 by shadowkeeper
Equal Forces - seamscribe - Game of Thrones (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
SEQUEL TO UGLY PRETTY! AO3 user Jades once commented on that story: "It has been quite the journey for these two!"

You ain't seen nothing yet...

Part 2 of the Ugly Pretty series
fic  gameofthrones  au  -modernday  pairing:jamie/brienne  [40-50k 
february 2018 by shadowkeeper
Clean hands - Gwen77 (orphan_account) - Game of Thrones (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Lannister was smiling widely and she shook his hand, reluctantly, because it would be rude not to and she was never rude. Lannister could afford to be rude, mocking, friendly, lazy, comfortable. She had to be professional, always, always. Her career wasn't like his.
fic  gameofthrones  au  -lawyers  -modernday  pairing:jamie/brienne  [10-20k 
january 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
Now That I'm Rich They Give Me Coffee - lady_ragnell - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Arthur's a rock star, Merlin doesn't live under a rock, Morgana's badass, and Will is the worst best friend ever.
fic  merlin  au  -modernday  -musicians  pairing:arthur/merlin  [1-5k 
january 2018 by shadowkeeper
Goliath - manic_intent - The Magnificent Seven (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
The first thing Goodnight ever said to Billy, unfortunately, was “Wow. You’re really hot.”

Thankfully, Billy just stared at him with mild surprise, and Sam hustled him off, loudly changing the subject, while Goodnight turned beet red and tried to swallow his own tongue. Later during the Christmas party and morosely nursing a drink in as quiet a corner as Goodnight could find, Sam returned and said, “Really?”

“Really what?”
fic  magnificentseven  au  -modernday  pairing:goodnight/billy  [1-5k 
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
a record of the symptoms (is all i have accomplished) - jessicamiriamdrew - Star Trek: Discovery [Archive of Our Own]
the one where lorca gets set up on a mystery date with his ex boyfriend, and, hmm, maybe they aren't quite over each other yet.
fic  startrek  ;discovery  au  -modernday  pairing:lorca/tyler  [1-5k 
november 2017 by shadowkeeper
Sun Eaters - phalangine - Star Trek: Discovery [Archive of Our Own]
The one where Ash and Lorca are FWB, which is all they want, right until it isn't.
fic  startrek  ;discovery  au  -modernday  -realworld  pairing:lorca/tyler  [10-20k 
november 2017 by shadowkeeper
I Ain't Looking for Easy - dancinbutterfly - The Magnificent Seven (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
Goody and Billy don't have sex the first time after the first their first fight. They make love. It's intensely connected but not at all the same.

Part 9 of the Justified series
fic  magnificentseven  au  -modernday  pairing:goodnight/billy  [5-10k 
november 2017 by shadowkeeper
Date Night - phalangine - Star Trek: Discovery [Archive of Our Own]
Ash is sitting on Lorca’s bed, watching Lorca undress yet again. The guy is still built despite his years out of the service, and he doesn't seem to care that he's standing in the middle of his bedroom in his black boxer briefs while Ash looks on helplessly.
fic  startrek  ;discovery  au  -modernday  -realworld  pairing:lorca/tyler  [5-10k 
october 2017 by shadowkeeper
Maybe We Were Coming All Along - sassafrasx - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
In retrospect, the "Prince on the Lam in Wales" Christmas headline was not what Arthur had intended.
fic  merlin  au  -modernday  -realworld  pairing:arthur/merlin  [20-30k 
october 2017 by shadowkeeper
The Family Affair - scribblscrabbl - The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
He’s considering the inside of his fridge, its sad contents suggestive of both his long hours at the office and his relationship status, when the doorbell rings. He doesn’t look through the peephole first, another one of those risks he takes that Illya would label a character flaw, and swings the door open.

For a minute, he just stares.
fic  manfromuncle(2015)  au  -modernday  pairing:illya/napoleon  [10-20k 
october 2017 by shadowkeeper
Evil Overlord, Inc. Official Website - Footloose, mushroomtale - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Evil Overlord, Inc. Official Website. Accept no substitutes.

Part 3 of the Unstoppable Superweapons series
fic  merlin  au  -modernday  pairing:gen  [0-1k 
september 2017 by shadowkeeper
Evil Overlord, Inc. the Next Chapters - Footloose, mushroomtale - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Ungrateful clients, unexpected mole rats as guard dogs, secret plots, and the Royal Mail living up to its name.

Also, two Evil Overlords behind closed doors, very much in love.

Part 2 of the Unstoppable Superweapons series
fic  merlin  au  -modernday  pairing:arthur/merlin  [5-10k 
september 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
Ugly Pretty - seamscribe - Game of Thrones (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
This Brienne girl looks down at her hands and slowly says, “I’m guessing Margery told you I was a model and then added photographer. She told you I was--” She gives a long-suffering sigh. “Ugly-pretty. Then she forbade you from Googling me.”

Part 1 of the Ugly Pretty series
fic  gameofthrones  au  -modernday  pairing:jamie/brienne  [40-50k 
august 2017 by shadowkeeper
the world's a little brighter - thessalami - Shadowhunters (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
"Alec."
"I'm Magnus. I'd offer you my hand but you've been holding it for the past minute."

Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood, the two that act like a couple. But definitely aren't. They're just friends. Totally not in love with each other. Nope.
fic  shadowhunters  au  -modernday  -realworld  pairing:magnus/alec  [20-30k 
august 2017 by shadowkeeper
only fools rush in - andromeda3116 - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
"Jyn talked herself into a corner with her grandma," Han explained. "Now she needs a fake boyfriend for Christmas."

"Why doesn't Cassian do it?" Luke asked, and Jyn scowled at him.

[In which Jyn, in an attempt to get her mother's overbearing, gossipy, and traditional family off her back for one freaking Christmas, conscripts Cassian to join her as her (fake) boyfriend for the whole week in England. Shamelessly, wildly, gleefully AU.]
fic  starwars  ;rogueone  au  -modernday  -realworld  -fakerelationship  pairing:jyn/cassian  [40-50k 
august 2017 by shadowkeeper
Keep Me Running - caramelle - Wonder Woman (2017) [Archive of Our Own]
That little condo gym is the one place Steve feels like he can finally tune out all the chaos of life, and get a quiet minute to himself.

And then one day, the routine gets shaken up.

 

Or, the one where Steve and Diana meet at the gym.
fic  wonderwoman  au  -modernday  -realworld  dc  pairing:diana/steve  [1-5k 
august 2017 by shadowkeeper
A Right to Find Those People Creepy - dancinbutterfly - The Magnificent Seven (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
Faraday has a meeting with two very dangerous men in Dallas to talk about a very dangerous organization while they moon over each other like fifteen year olds fresh out of the backseat of their parents minivan.

Holy shit, he hates his life so much sometimes. So fucking much.

There isn't enough whiskey on planet earth to make up for the shit he has to put up with.

Part 6 of the Justified series
fic  magnificentseven  au  -modernday  pairing:goodnight/billy  [1-5k 
july 2017 by shadowkeeper
Ready to Get Dirty - dancinbutterfly - The Magnificent Seven (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
DEA Agent Vasquez is supposed to be on vacation but there's a case brewing in the next district over he's invested in that's going to call him back to work.
fic  magnificentseven  au  -modernday  pairing:gen  [1-5k 
july 2017 by shadowkeeper
My Heart's Still Pounding - dancinbutterfly - The Magnificent Seven (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
Once upon a time, a soldier and a hustler met outside a bar. Then they had dinner. Everything else is history - except it's not even close to that simple. With Billy Rocks and Goodnight Robicheaux, nothing ever is.

Part 4 of the Justified series
fic  magnificentseven  au  -modernday  pairing:goodnight/billy  [5-10k 
july 2017 by shadowkeeper
The One About the Lawyer - dancinbutterfly - The Magnificent Seven (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
Faraday knew there was a lot of drudgery and headache involved in being a federal prosecutor when he applied for the job, but he absolutely did not sign up for this shit. Fucking Goodnight Robicheaux.

Part 3f of the Justified series
fic  magnificentseven  au  -modernday  pairing:gen  [1-5k 
july 2017 by shadowkeeper
I Tried It On One Time, and It Fit - dancinbutterfly - The Magnificent Seven (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
Billy has traveled so far over the course of his life and encountered so many problems and people, both before and after Goodnight. All of it has left a marks, though few as deep or as profound. All those impressions make him who he is, Goodnight's more than most. He just didn't think that finding him again could, would be what puts him at risk of being destroyed.

Part 2 of the Justified series
fic  magnificentseven  au  -modernday  pairing:goodnight/billy  [5-10k 
july 2017 by shadowkeeper
You Been Gone Too Long - dancinbutterfly - The Magnificent Seven (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
Deputy US Marshal Goodnight Robicheaux hasn't seen his first love in twenty years. There was no reason to he would ever expect to see him again for the first time in a terrible bar in East Texas.

Part 1 of the Justified series
fic  magnificentseven  au  -modernday  pairing:goodnight/billy  [5-10k 
july 2017 by shadowkeeper
Venti Hazelnut Latte - Styx_in_the_mud - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Merlin spends most of his life worried that he'll find his soulmate while witnessing a crime, because what else could "Be quiet, don't give me away!" mean?
fic  merlin  au  -modernday  -soulmate  -coffeeshop  pairing:arthur/merlin  [0-1k 
july 2017 by shadowkeeper
The Trojan Affair - manic_intent - The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
Ten minutes to go to ground zero and Artyom was still desperately trying to escape. “I have never attended little girl’s birthday party,” he pointed out repeatedly, and actually pouted, big blue eyes wide and pleading.

“Always a first time,” Napoleon said mercilessly, pulling on a charcoal Tom Ford blazer over his loose gray knit. “Mrs Siegfried invited us weeks ago, Artyom, don’t be a baby. You’ve had quite a while to gird your loins. We’re going to a party, not some sort of trench warfare. Smile.”

Artyom scowled, which was admittedly normally an adorable look even for a tall, blonde Russian giant of a man. “I do not like Mrs Siegfried,” Artyom declared, clearly intent on being as recalcitrant as possible.
fic  manfromuncle(2015)  au  -modernday  -spies  -fakerelationship  pairing:illya/napoleon  [40-50k 
july 2017 by shadowkeeper
i could hear the chitchat - QueenWithABeeThrone - Wonder Woman (2017) [Archive of Our Own]
“Maybe he’s running away from something,” says Katie, letting her imagination carry her away. “Maybe he thought she was the best person to come to with his problems, maybe he wanted a job and she was offering one, maybe—”

“—maybe you guys should lock the door next time you’re gossiping, yeah?”

or: five (mostly) outsider POVs on Diana and Steve, in the 21st century.

Part 3 of the i wish we had more time (ws!steve trevor) series
fic  wonderwoman  dc  pairing:diana/steve  -modernday  [5-10k 
june 2017 by shadowkeeper
Even In the Darkest Night - ChronicOlicity - Wonder Woman (2017) [Archive of Our Own]
"Steve?" she said.
Nothing in his face changed, nothing at all. As though it didn’t matter who he was. As though it didn’t matter that she knew him. "Yes," he answered.
---
Winter Soldier-ish fix-it where Steve Trevor is in the 21st Century, causing trouble, and Diana has to stop him.
fic  wonderwoman  dc  pairing:diana/steve  -modernday  -assassins  [5-10k 
june 2017 by shadowkeeper
Something Old - Palebluedot - Black Sails [Archive of Our Own]
“Do you remember the first time I brought you home for Christmas?”

“The only time, you mean.”

Thomas grins, eyes sparkling with a fondness James doesn't recall that battlefield of a holiday deserving. “Fifteen years later, that's still one of my favorite memories of you.”
fic  blacksails  au  -modernday  pairing:flint/hamilton  [0-1k 
june 2017 by shadowkeeper
Fateful Coincidence - afrai - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
The poor kid didn't have a chance. Chak Lung had had 50 years of using underhanded tactics to get his way, to her eight.

"Sam gon, give uncle face," he said. "I never get to dance with jiu jiu. He's such a grumpy old man and his back always hurts. You've danced with him for two whole songs already."

Part 3 of the Common Purpose series
fic  starwars  ;rogueone  au  -modernday  -realworld  pairing:chirrut/baze  [5-10k 
may 2017 by shadowkeeper
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