spatz + action/adventure   150

northernsparrow: Flight
Sequel to Forgotten, featuring Dean's dumb ass eventually figuring out he's in love after several hundred thousand words, even more Cas whump, and the author's delightfully intricate angel wing headcanon.
fic  supernatural  slash  dean/castiel  action/adventure  h/c  captive  torture  epic  presumeddead  wingfic  >100K  +2018-04 
5 weeks ago by spatz
galaxysoup: Hail Mary
Take one newly human ex-angel on the run from Heaven. Combine with one mysteriously resurrected and increasingly pissed off Mary Winchester. Add overtones of Apocalypse. Shake well.

S9 AU. I still can't believe this got Kripke'd, but that's SPN fandom for you. This one definitely wins my heart on the basis of Mary and Cas's beautiful friendship.
fic  supernatural  gen  au  friendship  apocalypse  h/c  action/adventure  >100K  +2013-10 
9 weeks ago by spatz
bendingsignpost: Cinderwings
Under the cover of a masquerade ball, Castiel has five nights to recover the key to his people's freedom. The world has changed greatly in the six centuries since their banishment into the void, but the task isn't impossible. Unfortunately for Castiel, this is going to involve talking to people - especially the Knight Prince who has taken an interest in Castiel and his "costume" wings.

For a love story that kicks off over five nights, this sure has the *feeling* of a slow burn. Fantastic, creative, and plotty Cinderella AU.
fic  supernatural  slash  au  fairytale  magic  undercover  ust  wingfic  action/adventure  h/c  >100K  +2018-03 
10 weeks ago by spatz
fadagaski: Max-Cheedo bodyswap
Incomplete but well-written, with cool ideas about Max's dysphoria both physically and in combat, and his lack of ghosts.
fic  madmax  gen  bodyswap  action/adventure  incomplete  <10K  +2015-10 
11 weeks ago by spatz
battle_cat: Red, Purple, White
Imperator Toast is out on her first supply run to the Bullet Farm in the new rig, and a distress flare has just gone up.
fic  madmax  het  max/furiosa  action/adventure  postcanon  <5K  +2016-01 
11 weeks ago by spatz
cygnaut: He Just Wouldn't Stay Away
Max comes back in a busted old van with an even more busted leg. It’s not a social call—there’s a new threat out in the wasteland making its way toward the Citadel.

Fun action romp in which Max and Furiosa go out undercover to sabotage a new enemy’s army, and continue to be the most drift-compatible ever while also figuring out how their friendship works when they’re (mostly) not in imminent peril.
fic  madmax  gen  action/adventure  friendship  undercover  postcanon  <50K  +2018-01 
12 weeks ago by spatz
battle_cat: Her Reputation Precedes Her
Furiosa must negotiate a trade deal under less-than-ideal conditions. Max has a role to play.
fic  madmax  het  max/furiosa  action/adventure  smut  <10K  +2018-03 
12 weeks ago by spatz
ash818: a hundred and twelve
The island didn’t teach Oliver to jump a motorcycle over a flight of stairs. Two wrecked Yamahas and a Ducati taught Ollie that. No one – not his parents, not law enforcement, not even Thea frightened and crying when he put himself in the hospital – could teach him to stop.
fic  arrow  het  oliver/felicity  ust  action/adventure  tumblrfic  <5K  +2014-03 
january 2019 by spatz
astolat: The Revolutionary
Ratchet turned his head to see that the yelling was coming from Starscream, who was at nearly the front of a conveyor belt they were all clamped on, which was heading straight for a neural destabilizer field, with a whole forest of cutters and clamps waiting after it -— oh Primus, they’d landed on a disassembly line.

There's some very tangential pairing action (and a bot orgy), but mostly this is gen action-horror with a side of revolution when a mixed group of Autobots and Decepticons crash on a creepy planet full of enslaved mechs.
fic  transformers  genish  angst  action/adventure  dystopian  h/c  <50K  +2018-06 
september 2018 by spatz
astolat: And I Alone Have Escaped To Tell You
“This is like some kinda bad dream,” Ironhide said aloud.
“No,” Cyclonus said, low and harsh. “But it will be.”

99% competence porn and loyalty kink by volume.
fic  transformers  slash  cyclonus/megatron  au  timetravel  action/adventure  undercover  teamfic  <75K  +2018-04 
september 2018 by spatz
maldoror-gw: Freeport
Freeport colony: a notorious den of pirates, smugglers and thieves. Wufei persuades one of its denizens, his one-time ally Duo, to help him catch a killer hiding there. Agent Chang thinks he knows what to expect from this case, from Freeport and from Duo Maxwell. He couldn't be more wrong.

Reads like a long, awesome original novel if (like me) you're only passingly familiar with the canon, with complex worldbuilding and lots of twists in the investigation and a great slow-burn relationship. (AO3: https://archiveofourown.org/works/12654255)
fic  gundamwing  slash  duo/wufei  postcanon  scifi  dystopian  casefile  smut  action/adventure  ptsd&trauma  undercover  epic  >100K  +2011-09 
september 2018 by spatz
devildoll: 50,000 Unstoppable Watts
He doesn't even seem to be aware that he's dripping wet and--except for his arm guard and his shooting glove--completely naked.

aka the one based on that WWII naker gunner photo.
fic  avengers  marvel  slash  clint/coulson  action/adventure  <5K  +2012-07 
july 2018 by spatz
selenay: Five (Or More) Uses for a Tie
As they trudged away from the burning dirigible to start the six hour hike to somewhere with a cell signal, Clint cursed himself silently. He had never thought too hard about Coulson's ties but it turned out that Coulson without a tie was something he would be thinking about for a long time.
fic  avengers  marvel  slash  clint/coulson  fivethings  action/adventure  humor  precanon  <10K  +2012-08 
july 2018 by spatz
tawabids: Phil Coulson Plus One
It is the eve of Phil's Mother's birthday. The house is full of rich, educated Coulsons, Clint is feeling inadequate, Phil is trying to keep his cool and an interdimensional nightmare monster is attacking Long Island.
fic  avengers  marvel  slash  clint/coulson  action/adventure  <10K  +2012-09 
july 2018 by spatz
musesfool: The Zombie Love Bug Concatenation
Dean pulls out his FBI badge. "Special Agent Dean Jones, Miss--"

She flips open her own badge. "Special Agent O'Dea," she says.

"Yeah, okay, what are the odds of that?"

"That two off-duty FBI agents would just happen to converge in the sporting goods section of Sears during an unexpected zombie outbreak?" She raises her weird gun. "Duck!" Dean ducks and she takes off the head of a zombie behind him.
fic  crossover  supernatural  middleman  het  dean/wendy  humor  zombies  action/adventure  <5K  +2010-09 
july 2018 by spatz
antistar_e: Eduardo Saverin, Time Traveler
Looking up at the mess of stars above New (New New New) Singapore, he stops being Eduardo Saverin, absentee CFO of Facebook, and starts being Eduardo Saverin, time traveling companion to a mad man in a blue box who keeps on calling him Frank.
fic  crossover  socialnetwork  doctorwho  slash  mark/eduardo  au  action/adventure  angst  presumeddead  <75K  +2012-07 
june 2018 by spatz
scrtkpr: Perfect Day
In which Draco takes Felix Felicis, and has a very interesting day. [on Wayback Machine, original site is defunct]
fic  hp  slash  harry/draco  postcanon  magic  action/adventure  <25K  +2011-01 
june 2018 by spatz
scifigrl47: The Usual Grocery Run
“I’d like to point out that I wanted to get take out.” Clint Barton peered around the edge of the display. "Hey, are we out of Shredded Wheat?“
fic  avengers  marvel  slash  clint/coulson  humor  action/adventure  tumblrfic  <5K  +2012-09 
february 2018 by spatz
marycrawford: On the Cold Hill Side
In the end, Gimli thinks, Legolas will steal his heart and sail away with it, and even the wonders of the Glittering Caves are not enough consolation for that loss. But when Aragorn calls for Gimli’s help in dismantling the hidden traps of Orthanc, everything changes.
fic  lotr  slash  legolas/gimli  postcanon  pining  action/adventure  <25K  +2014-07 
february 2018 by spatz
kathar: Washed Ashore
Phil Coulson has been the Keeper of North Bar, and about half hermit, for fifteen years by the time he finds the wounded man lying on the beach in the wake of a storm. (Actually-- it was the dog that found him; blame the dog.)

Clint Barton has been a circus act, a mercenary, a spy, and a superhero-- now he’s a wanted man, and a half-drowned one to boot.

When they start trying to clear Clint's name, events spiral out of control in ways they can't imagine. Their lives will never be the same -- and neither will the Avengers, SHIELD, and the entirety of Long Beach Island, NJ.
fic  avengers  hawkeye  youngavengers  marvel  slash  clint/coulson  kate/america  au  h/c  espionage  casefile  action/adventure  ensemble  presumeddead  >100K  +2015-08 
february 2018 by spatz
nymja: in the spaces
Jyn, Cassian, and their intersecting moments during the Galactic Civil War.
fic  starwars  rogueone  het  jyn/cassian  au  espionage  angst  action/adventure  <30K  +2017-01 
january 2018 by spatz
shadydave: Love is All You Need to Destroy Your Enemies
There are a few things that Carlos may have neglected to tell Cecil. Like his last name. Or how he hasn’t actually dated anyone since his junior year of high school. Or that he’s a wizard of the White Council and the regional commander of Wardens in the western United States and not, in fact, a scientist. You know. Minor details.

Insane yet brilliant crossover where Carlos Ramirez is in fact Carlos the Scientist due to some serious time travel shenanigans. Perfectly captures the weird hilarity of Night Vale (and somehow stays canonical through Old Oak Doors, ish) and the whacky sweetness of Cecil and Carlos's romance, and the actual scientists who team up with Carlos are among my all-time favorite OCs.
fic  crossover  dresdenfiles  nightvale  slash  cecil/carlos  timetravel  epic  pining  humor  action/adventure  teamfic  identityporn  >100K  +2015-11  *summerreading 
january 2018 by spatz
battle_cat: Weak Spot
A scavenging run takes a dangerous turn when Max and Furiosa get taken prisoner. (+immediate sequel Old Wounds: http://archiveofourown.org/works/7703569)
fic  madmax  het  max/furiosa  torture  ptsd&trauma  noncon  action/adventure  h/c  <5K  postcanon  +2016-02 
january 2018 by spatz
bonehandledknife: Paper Beats Rock
We learn from the comics that Rictus is afraid of Furiosa. I think we need more details than that.
fic  madmax  gen  precanon  action/adventure  <5K  +2015-06 
january 2018 by spatz
shadydave: Occupational Safety
“Where’s the grappling hook?” asks Finn.

This story made me laugh so hard I couldn't breathe.
fic  starwars  gen  humor  action/adventure  <5K  +2016-01 
december 2017 by spatz
leupagus: to the sky without wings
Poe dreams of a blue-green tree.

(how did I not have this bookmarked already?)
fic  starwars  slash  precanon  school  action/adventure  captive  angst  pining  h/c  undercover  <100K  +2016-01 
december 2017 by spatz
circ_bamboo: Time and Place
Maria Hill gets tapped for a society gig, with Nick Fury as her dinner partner for the evening.

Deadpan, cranky, and hilarious.
fic  avengers  marvel  genish  het  maria/nick  undercover  action/adventure  humor  <5K  +2012-12 
december 2017 by spatz
onthewaters: Slow and Soft
When Coulson adds Barton to his team, he expects smartassery. Except there isn't any...

Sweet, gentle romance with a side of spy shenanigans. There's a sequel, but it's Steve/Tony centric with background C/C and not my cup of tea.
fic  avengers  marvel  slash  clint/coulson  precanon  espionage  action/adventure  <25K  +2012-11 
december 2017 by spatz
sholio: Fox on the Run
When bounty hunters get the drop on Yondu, 11-year-old Peter is the only person in a position to do anything about it.
fic  gotg  marvel  gen  precanon  action/adventure  h/c  captive  kidfic  <15K  +2017-06 
december 2017 by spatz
ltlj: Intersections
"If you think it's the Ancient symbol for extreme danger, then yes. Linguistics thought it meant 'hazardous waste' at first but as usual it seems to have a broader meaning--" Rodney stopped abruptly, staring out the viewport. "Oh. Okay, uh. This is different."
John turned to look.
There was a guy crouched on the jumper's nose, just on the other side of the viewport.

I mean, who isn't a fan of Stone being a terrifying and murderous good Samaritan?
fic  crossover  stargate  sga  raksura  gen  action/adventure  captive  <10K  +2015-08 
november 2017 by spatz
manic_intent: Kingmaker
“Eggsy, I really don’t think-“ Merlin began, and stopped, because at that very moment, Eggsy walked right into a lamp post.

Across the street, at a sidewalk corner cafe, reading a paper, sandwich part-eaten on a plate, sleek, long legs crossed neatly under the table, was Harry Hart.
fic  kingsman  slash  harry/eggsy  presumeddead  postcanon  espionage  action/adventure  amnesia  <50K  _reread  +2015-04 
september 2017 by spatz
enjambament: In Our Line of Work
Arthur wakes up and realizes the last ten years of his life have been a dream. He is nineteen, and he can barely remember where he is. What he can remember is the ghost of Eames’ hands pressed down on his chest trying frantically to stop the blood flooding up around his fingers as Arthur died (as he woke up).
fic  inception  slash  arthur/eames  dreams&nightmares  pining  action/adventure  presumeddead  *favorite  <20K  +2010-11 
september 2017 by spatz
avocadolove: The Boy Who Spoke With Ghosts
No one suspects Arthur. He's too practical, too organized, too sensible to believe in the supernatural.

Based on the kink meme prompt: Arthur's real name is Cole Sear.
fic  crossover  inception  sixthsense  slash  arthur/eames  action/adventure  dreams&nightmares  afterlife  <25K  +2015-06 
september 2017 by spatz
torch & pentapus: Animal Crackers
Iruka's quiet summer is suddenly full of children, animals, undead animals, summoned animals, traps, missions, dango, and really annoying jounin.
fic  naruto  slash  kakashi/iruka  humor  action/adventure  kidfic  <30K  +2015-12 
august 2017 by spatz
empty_mirrors: Knowing Me, Knowing You
A simple joint mission goes awry in a way that neither Kakashi nor Iruka could have predicted.

Spot-on bodyswap shenanigans!
fic  naruto  slash  kakashi/iruka  bodyswap  action/adventure  <20K  +2013-08 
august 2017 by spatz
tucuxi & pentapus: Breaking and Entering
Kakashi notices an intruder in Iruka's apartment, and finds rather more than he bargained for.

The opening is slyly hilarious as well as a fun action sequence, and I like the established relationship.
fic  naruto  slash  kakashi/iruka  action/adventure  espionage  <20K  +2013-08 
august 2017 by spatz
flailinginlove: The Bingo Book
When a missing-nin organization targets Kakashi and their bingo book lists Iruka as his lover, the two men are thrown together to face the threat - despite not actually being involved. Completely delightful and clever, with a great slow burn romance and vast quantities of competence porn.
fic  naruto  slash  kakashi/iruka  espionage  action/adventure  fakerelationship  ust  <75K  +2017-08 
august 2017 by spatz
buttered_onions: The Throne In The Hall
The only way to save this planet, and his friends, is to fight. It’s not the same; it’s close enough. Shiro doesn’t have a choice.

Action-packed nailbiter that reads like an episode, and really maxes out the Shiro feels, aka exactly everything I want in this fandom.
fic  voltron  gen  action/adventure  h/c  ptsd&trauma  <15K  +2017-04 
july 2017 by spatz
velkynkarma: Routine Maintenance
Being an amputee with a prosthetic limb is difficult enough. Having a solid metal alien prosthetic forced on you by another species entirely is even worse.

OR: Five times Shiro’s Galra arm caused him trouble in some way and another member of the team helped him out with it, and the one time the same arm is the only reason any of them survive.

This story combines my favorite things in this fandom: Shiro h/c, great worldbuilding, some serious team feels, and multiple excellent action set-pieces. Highly recommended, and wonderfully long.
fic  voltron  gen  fivethings  teamfic  h/c  ptsd&trauma  action/adventure  <75K  +2017-03 
july 2017 by spatz
astolat: A Year In Toussaint
Geralt had no damn idea what to do with a vineyard when Anna Henrietta gave him Corvo Bianco, but he figured it couldn’t be that bad.

I have no familiarity with this canon outside of astolat's fic but I think anyone would enjoy this high fantasy epic romcom about an emperor and a monster hunter who end up neighbors in retirement, get dangerously bored, and start adventuring together. Hilarious and plotty.
fic  witcher  slash  geralt/emhyr  action/adventure  humor  magic  afterlife  <35K  +2017-05  *summerreading 
july 2017 by spatz
a_t_rain: On a Cold Planet
Byerly begins his new life on Jackson's Whole. His first mission: locate the Baron and Baronne's daughter Topaz by going undercover as an itinerant lichen-scrubber.

Follows A Bit Too Much Good Work, and is followed by Burying Baron Burr, but easily read as a standalone. Really good look at Jackson's Whole, By's culture shock and developing relationship with the Cordonah family, and a smart plotty rescue.
fic  vorkosigan  genish  het  byerly/rish  undercover  espionage  action/adventure  angst  byerlyverse  <25K  +2017-01 
june 2017 by spatz
selkit: On The Same Page
Evelyn wants to make sure her adventuring, treasure-hunting fiancé is on board with the quieter, less exciting aspects of a librarian's life. But life, as usual, doesn't exactly go according to plan.
fic  themummy  het  rick/evie  postcanon  action/adventure  yuletide  <5K  +2013-12 
may 2017 by spatz
sholio: The Measure of a Hero
In a world where superheroes exist, Peter had always thought of himself as one of the ordinary people, until a mission gone wrong reveals otherwise.
fic  whitecollar  gen  au  scifi  action/adventure  friendship  <25K  +2013-09 
february 2017 by spatz
astolat: Emblazoning
Morgana turned away from the high, barred window and rubbed her arms, chilled and bare. Arthur was sitting in the dirty straw at the very limit of his chains, which kept him a few inches too far away to touch Merlin's limp body. Outside they were putting up the stake.

S1 AU.
fic  merlin  slash  het  gsf  action/adventure  <20K  +2016-06 
february 2017 by spatz
astolat: Dangerous If Unbound
The Texas sun beating down was merciless, almost a physical weight on his shoulders. John couldn't move even to change the angle: the collar was tight, the cuffs were tight, and the chains had been pulled to their limits.
fic  personofinterest  slash  finch/reese  au  slavefic  soulmates&bonding  telepathy  D/s  action/adventure  <25K  +2014-02 
january 2017 by spatz
philomytha: Uncle Simon
Simon has no children of his own. But he has an honorary nephew.

Long, rich series of scenes from Miles's childhood to several years post-CVA. *hearteyes*
fic  vorkosigan  gen  precanon  h/c  humor  angst  tagscene  action/adventure  espionage  <20K  +2013-01 
january 2017 by spatz
abluestocking: Summer Rain
Even before Jolene ran into an assassination attempt in a dark alley, it had been a long evening and an even longer day.

I'm still not sure how the author got femslash high fantasy mercenary AU out of this song, but I'm really pleased they did.
fic  jolene  slash  magic  action/adventure  yuletide  <10K  +2013-12 
january 2017 by spatz
gamerfic: Written Between The Lines
After the buildings fell, the real work began.

Tao helps Leito and Damien with a sting at a library.
fic  b13  slash  damien/leito  outsiderpov  postcanon  action/adventure  undercover  <5K  +2010-12 
november 2016 by spatz
shrift: Maybe, This Time
Damien was watching Fernando check the quality of the latest heroin shipment when a man crashed through the skylight, landed on all fours like a cat, stole a brick of pure from under Fernando's nose, and then took off running.

(written before the second movie, so kinda AU)
fic  b13  slash  damien/leito  smut  undercover  action/adventure  yuletide  <5K  +2010-08 
november 2016 by spatz
philomytha: Birdcage
When Nightingale disappears, Peter tries to find out what happened to him. But with the London Olympics opening in a few days and a string of magical crimes across the city, he can't afford to let any more major tourist attractions blow up either.
fic  riversoflondon  gen  action/adventure  casefile  captive  <35K  +2015-05 
november 2016 by spatz
sixthlight: Without Restraint
I'm a bit ashamed to say I just stood there staring. Nightingale fought fast, and dirty, and it was probably the adrenalin talking - I hope it was the adrenalin talking - but it was a bit of a turn-on.

Competence porn, emphasis on the porn.
fic  riversoflondon  slash  peter/nightingale  smut  kink  action/adventure  <5K  +2015-03 
november 2016 by spatz
petrichoral: Charioteer
Captured in battle and stuck in the Mede capital, Costis has given up all hope of seeing his country again. But Eugenides has a habit of turning up where he's least expected.

Definitely falls in the 'so absurd only Eugenides would try' category of competence porn, with Costis quietly panicking while also backing him up and trying to figure out their friendship. This story is completely delightful in all directions.
fic  thief  gen  action/adventure  capers&cons  yuletide  slavefic  presumeddead  friendship  undercover  <15K  +2015-01  *summerreading 
october 2016 by spatz
philomytha: the walls of where
Anticipate, formulate, release. The Nightingale at Ettersberg.

Horrific and amazingly written.
fic  riversoflondon  gen  precanon  action/adventure  yuletide  <5K  +2015-03 
august 2016 by spatz
shoreleave: We Two Alone
Academy fic. Dr. Leonard McCoy thinks he has nothing in common with command-track cadet Jim Kirk, until a series of events forces them together. When a simple training mission is derailed into a seemingly hopeless situation, both have to learn to trust one another, and they’ll need all their wits and survival skills to stay alive.
fic  startrek  aos  gen  friendship  action/adventure  h/c  ptsd&trauma  captive  slavefic  school  >100K  +2014-07 
july 2016 by spatz
quasar: J'attendrai
Probationary Constable Peter Grant met me for the first time when I walked up to him by the portico of the Actors' Church on a freezing winter night and said, "Hello. What are you up to?" However, I first met Detective Sergeant Peter Grant when he jogged up to my doorstep on a mild autumn afternoon and said, "There you are, sir. It is you, isn't it?"
fic  riversoflondon  slash  peter/nightingale  timetravel  epic  presumeddead  action/adventure  h/c  <75K  +2015-10 
july 2016 by spatz
aldora89: The Lotus Eaters
Stranded on the planet Sigma Nox while searching for a missing away team, Spock and Kirk find themselves pitted against a disturbing native life form. With the captain out of commission on a regular basis and Spock struggling to preserve his stoicism, staying alive is difficult enough – but when a slim chance for escape surfaces, their resolve is truly put to the test. Together they must fight for survival in the heart of an alien jungle, and in the process, uncover the mystery of the planet’s past.
fic  startrek  aos  slash  kirk/spock  action/adventure  alienrace  h/c  ptsd&trauma  telepathy  <100K  +2016-07 
july 2016 by spatz
jade_dragoness: No Matter How Improbable
Eliminate the impossible and whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be true, even if it happens to be two time traveling wizards and the Once and Future King of Britain.
fic  crossover  merlin  dresdenfiles  sherlockholmes  sh2009  gen  timetravel  action/adventure  <15K  +2011-07 
june 2016 by spatz
copperbadge: The Soldier And The Hurricane
When the Winter Soldier fails to kill Howard and Maria Stark and is taken prisoner in the summer of 1967, his salvation comes in the unlikely form of a Russian-speaking, father-disobeying, endlessly-tinkering seventeen-year-old: Tony Stark.

Fun AU that draws on both the MCU and 616 Silver Age canon in a gleeful plotty mishmash. First story is gen, sequels are slashy.
fic  avengers  marvel  gen  friendship  slash  tony/bucky  action/adventure  au  historical  ptsd&trauma  h/c  <100K  +2015-08  *summerreading 
may 2016 by spatz
avocadolove: Prisoner's Dilemma
After taking the airplane down in the Arctic, Steve wakes to find himself imprisoned as a human test subject. With no idea where in the world he is, his only ally is a fast-talking inventor in the cell next door. Something’s off about Tony that Steve can’t put his finger on, and it’s obvious Tony doesn't fully trust him either. But to escape they may not have a choice…
fic  avengers  marvel  slash  steve/tony  au  captive  trustissues  action/adventure  <20K  +2014-12  *summerreading 
may 2016 by spatz
copperbadge: Toy Soldiers
When Steve Rogers, five foot four and a hundred and ten pounds, met Tony Stark in a bar, he didn't expect it to lead to a relationship. Or that Tony would find out he's not an art student during a SHIELD rescue mission in Afghanistan. (aka Tiny Spy Assassin Steve AU)

I'm still laughing over how Sam tried to write a simple AU meet-cute prompt and then incepted himself into this massive plotty close-to-canon AU of MCU Phase 1. Amazing and fun read. Sometimes when I'm down about politics I come back just to re-read Steve's senate testimony in the sequel, because he's such a beautiful patriotic little shit.
fic  avengers  marvel  au  slash  steve/tony  bucky/sam  peggy/angie  identityporn  action/adventure  <100K  +2015-03 
may 2016 by spatz
idyll: Steve and Eliot fight robots
“Goddamn it, Hardison,” Eliot hisses when the robots descend from the sky.

“How is this my fault?” Hardison yells back.
fic  crossover  leverage  avengers  marvel  threesome  parker/hardison/eliot  action/adventure  tumblrfic  <5K  +2013-12 
may 2016 by spatz
emilyenrose: Out of the Dead Land
Someone is building machines that look and act like people. Meanwhile, the Winter Soldier tries to be Bucky Barnes.

I'm never going to get over this story. It was amazing on the kinkmeme, and even better after Em revised it, and it's 100% emotional agony and robots. What's not to love?
fic  avengers  marvel  slash  steve/bucky  identityporn  action/adventure  robots  pining  h/c  presumeddead  captive  amnesia  <75K  *favorite  +2014-06 
may 2016 by spatz
neonhummingbird: Hazard Pay
Crisply written nail-biter set a few weeks post-IM1, featuring Pepper being competent as hell when mercenaries break into the Malibu house to steal the suit. Considering this was written before IM2, it holds up beautifully, and there's an underlying emotional thread about Obadiah Stane that I love.
fic  ironman  marvel  gen  action/adventure  tagscene  +2012-05 
may 2016 by spatz
elfinblue: When Worlds Collide
When a kidnapped Tony DiNozzo is rescued by legendary - and supposedly dead - serial killers Dean and Sam Winchester, the NCIS team takes over the Winchester investigation. What they find is a file filled with contradictions and impossibilities.

A solid old-school crossover casefile. Some of the character voices aren't as consistent as I'd like, but there's tons of fun, clever investigative plot that I adore.
fic  crossover  supernatural  ncis  gen  casefile  action/adventure  humor  ensemble  >100K  +2013-08 
april 2016 by spatz
astolat: The Next Quarter Mile
“You know, I always used to think that—that everybody knew, and they just didn’t have the balls to follow through.”

“Knew what?” Dom said.

“The next move. Where to go. But now—” Brian stopped and swallowed. “Now I know every move, for the whole next quarter-mile. And now I know that everybody doesn’t see it, because I didn’t use to.”
fic  crossover  fusion  fast&furious  x-men  marvel  slash  brian/dom  het  brian/mia  au  action/adventure  <20K  +2015-07 
march 2016 by spatz
astolat: Life Sentence
Dom did know one bonded pair on the circuit, a couple of girls. Nobody raced them if they knew better; mostly they got paid by promoters to show up and show off, or open up street room for other racers. Lights switched for them, holes opened up in traffic, they got a little extra juice from their engines right when they needed it. Letty’d told him she’d seen one of them flip her car once, a whole three hundred sixty in the air, and it’d come down on all four wheels without losing so much as a tire rim. That was what this mission needed: two drivers with the whole goddamn universe on their side.
fic  fast&furious  slash  brian/dom  au  soulmates&bonding  action/adventure  smut  <20K  +2015-05 
march 2016 by spatz
neery: Winter's Children
When their attempts to recreate the super soldier serum failed, Hydra started trying to breed Captain America clones from his genetic samples. Unfortunately, the serum's effects aren't passed down genetically, so instead of an army of tiny Captain Americas, they get a bunch of tow-headed, asthmatic, allergic, immuno-compromised little Steves. And then the Winter Soldier stumbles across Hydra's failed experiment...

I am still so delighted that Neery let me bully her into writing this. The Winter Soldier on a violent road trip from hell with a bunch of tiny Steve clones, everyone is super traumatized, and everything is feels. If gen fic is more your jam, you can check out the original WIP, but the revised Steve/Bucky version is my favorite. <3
fic  avengers  marvel  slash  steve/bucky  kidfic  action/adventure  ptsd&trauma  amnesia  angst  trustissues  h/c  *favorite  <75K  +2015-04 
march 2016 by spatz
gaelicspirit: Devil's Own
Matt and Foggy take a case involving Matt’s old orphanage, St. Agnes, and a lot of Matt's emotional baggage gets stirred up.

This story feels like it got pulled out of a six-episode arc of the show, and included many things I love: the whole ensemble (including Father Lantom!), Matt getting beat up physically and emotionally, plot, found-family feels, and action.
fic  daredevil  marvel  gen  h/c  action/adventure  teamfic  casefile  <50K  +2015-09 
march 2016 by spatz
bubblewrappedkitty: The Curiosity Game
Clint Barton knows that boredom is dangerous; it tends to lead to him doing stupid things. Stupid things like making bets with Tony Stark about which one of them can find and befriend the Daredevil of Hell's Kitchen first.

Hilarious, but also smart and featuring a suitably paranoid Matt, which is (to me) a key element missing from most of these crossovers.
fic  crossover  daredevil  avengers  marvel  humor  action/adventure  <15K  +2015-09 
march 2016 by spatz
kaydeefalls: XMFC-Firefly fusion 'verse
In which the crew of Cerebro picks up a passenger on a border moon, Emma has a lead on an anti-mutant conspiracy, and Armando might be getting more than he bargained for.
fic  crossover  fusion  x-men  xmfc  marvel  firefly  slash  erik/charles  alex/darwin  action/adventure  <20K  +2015-01 
march 2016 by spatz
leupagus: Only Good for Legends
In which Spock grew up on Earth after Sarek's murder, becomes a police officer, and meets Jim Kirk in Iowa while arresting him. Sprawling, lovely AU.
fic  startrek  slash  kirk/spock  au  humor  casefile  action/adventure  aos  >100K  +2011-11 
march 2016 by spatz
gallifreyburning: The Journey of a Thousand Miles
It's no small step, leaping off the top of the Willis Tower wearing gravity boots. This is the story of how Jupiter gets there.
fic  jupiterascending  het  jupiter/caine  postcanon  action/adventure  captive  noncon  epic  smut  <50K  +2015-12 
december 2015 by spatz
auburn: A Small Kindness
In which the Avengers end up locked in a cell with the Winter Soldier and have to huddle for warmth. And in the sequel, Bucky rescues Darcy from Rumlow.
fic  avengers  marvel  gen  captive  h/c  action/adventure  humor  <10K  +2014-06 
december 2015 by spatz
zillah975: Something Worth Dying For (The Grifters, Thieves, and Losers Job)
When the Leverage team decides to take down Vaughn Wilson, they don't realize that he's dealing in something a lot worse than heroin and assault rifles, or that Eliot's old boss has his eye on Wilson too. Things go wrong, and the two teams have to work together to save Eliot.
fic  crossover  leverage  losers  gen  action/adventure  captive  torture  <15K  +2010-09 
december 2015 by spatz
jumpingjackflash: The God Eaters
Vaguely Western-steampunk fantasy where two prisoners escape together after being experimented on, and discover their true natures and love along the way. Slow to start but picks up considerably once they escape, and the worldbuilding is much better than the writing, but I enjoyed it enough to reread it despite its flaws.
origfic  slash  captive  h/c  magic  action/adventure  dreams&nightmares  epic  western  torture  >100K  +2010-08 
november 2015 by spatz
named-by-rhyme: Honey, Wheat, Stone
"Well," says Doctor Professor O'Connell in the sudden darkness, before Indy can even get his breath back, "we know where we are standing right now is not immediately fatal." She takes a deep breath as Indy's fumbling for the lighter he'd pocketed earlier, shouts "RICK!" at ear-splitting volume, then sneezes at the dust she just stirred up.
fic  crossover  indianajones  themummy  action/adventure  gen  <5K  +2010-09 
november 2015 by spatz
never_says_die: How These Days Grow Long
Really fun S1 AU where Daryl and Glenn were in an established relationship pre-apocalypse and got separated in the fall of Atlanta, each thinking the other died. Daryl still ends up with the quarry camp, Glenn with another group. The romance is pretty sappy, but the author does a great job of following through the ramifications of Merle's absence and changing the course of S1 events, and has a bunch of excellent and original action sequences with some high-grade Daryl feels, which is exactly my jam.
fic  walkingdead  slash  daryl/glenn  au  action/adventure  presumeddead  angst  >100K  +2014-11  *summerreading 
november 2015 by spatz
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