spatz + afterlife   20

peradi: climb, climb
K-2SO: the droid with existential anxiety and a smart mouth.
fic  starwars  rogueone  gen  robots  angst  afterlife  <5K  +2017-01 
january 2018 by spatz
primarybufferpanel: Orbit
Max thought he’d never want to see the Citadel again. He doesn’t exactly have a habit of returning to places where he was held captive and tortured. He doesn’t have a habit of returning anywhere at all.

In which Max keeps returning to the Citadel and Furiosa, and slowly heals. Surely everyone in Mad Max fandom has already read this, but it’s SO GOOD. Long, patiently-drawn slow-build romances are my favorite, and when you pile amazeballs worldbuilding and emotional h/c on top of that, you have my sword.
fic  madmax  het  max/furiosa  postcanon  ust  smut  dreams&nightmares  afterlife  <50K  *favorite  +2015-05 
january 2018 by spatz
fialleril: Green
This isn’t Valhalla, though. Everywhere Nux looks are nameless green things and wild water and burning blue stars, but no chrome. No metal at all. No rigs or wagons or shiny warriors riding in glory. So this isn’t Valhalla.

He’s glad.
fic  madmax  gen  afterlife  <5K  +2015-06 
january 2018 by spatz
element78: Followed by the Night
Rick Grimes is a homicide detective whose life has fallen apart. Shattered by his best friend's death and the implosion of his marriage, he leaves Atlanta and moves back to his childhood home of King County, Georgia, to pin on a deputy's badge and pick up the pieces of his life.

Daryl Dixon is a hunter whose brother and hunting partner got arrested for a murder he didn't commit. Tired of his thankless job, he's content to just coast through his new civilian life, until people in town start dying in mysterious, and familiar, ways.

The only way they're getting out of this alive is by working together.

[Vaguely a Supernatural AU in that there is an underworld of hunters and mythical monsters, but otherwise unrelated in characters or plot, so you can read without knowing SPN.]
fic  walkingdead  slash  daryl/rick  au  magic  casefile  transformation  afterlife  abuse  >100K  +2015-07 
october 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
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
hollimichele: Rise Up
“I call bullshit,” Abbie said, ten steps into the secret crypt beneath Trinity Church. Ichabod sighed. “We are fifty feet under the most valuable blocks of real estate in America. There’s no way we’re the first people to find this in two hundred years.”

“And yet,” Ichabod said, “it would appear to be so.” Indeed, the crypt had been so cleverly concealed that, even armed with clues, a deciphered passcode, and a small bottle of grave dirt that glowed when they neared the hidden door, it had taken some hours to gain entry.
fic  crossover  sleepyhollow  hamilton  rpf  gen  humor  afterlife  <5K  +2016-01 
june 2017 by spatz
lightgetsin: Cross
“Because,” Dresden said, “you’re going to bring me back.” He hesitated, looking somewhat sour. “You’re the only one who can, apparently.”

Written post-Changes and obviously jossed, but who the hell cares? Especially when lightgetsin has the best Marcone POV in fandom and works him as an unreliable narrator like this. Wow.
fic  dresdenfiles  slash  harry/marcone  afterlife  dreams&nightmares  magic  smut  angst  +2011-07  <35K 
july 2014 by spatz
lady chal: The Day of the Dead
On the eve of a world at war, seven families gather for an annual holiday tradition, and an elderly J.D. Dunne tells them how it all began. A happy sort of tearjerker, this gets me every time.
fic  mag7  futurefic  gen  angst  kidfic  afterlife  *favorite  holiday  <10K 
august 2011 by spatz
nwhepcat: Beside Still Waters
Companion piece/sequel to Prism (The Fallen Feather Extended Jam).
fic  crossover  supernatural  firefly  gen  futurefic  afterlife  <10K 
may 2011 by spatz
yahtzee63: Phoenix Burning
Buffy is resurrected 350 years after she dives off the tower, along with several other Slayers, into a very different world. Entrancing AU rich with plot and fantastic original characters, and my very favorite Buffy characterization ever. This one's a classic for a very good reason. (AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/33071)
fic  buffy  au  futurefic  postapocalypse  angst  dystopian  afterlife  het  buffy/angel  long  *summerreading  epic  *favorite  <100K 
december 2010 by spatz
amalin: Still Life
Life as a portrait. Eerie, dark AU where Harry and Draco are dead, but their portraits hang on the wall next to each other.
fic  hp  au  angst  slash  harry/draco  futurefic  afterlife  magic  <5K 
october 2010 by spatz
signe: And Indeed There Will Be Time
Lucy misses Susan, but it's not a painful thing, because she has faith in her.
fic  narnia  gen  het  caspian/lucy  afterlife  yuletide  <5K 
september 2010 by spatz
jocondite: A Throat-Pierced Sound In The Night
Jon is the sort of guy who stops to pick up hitchhikers. | Melancholy, atmospheric, and surprising.
fic  bandom  patd  au  angst  slash  jon/ryan  smut  afterlife  <10K 
june 2010 by spatz
bookesque: this is not a chick flick
Hades is stabbed by an arrow of love, falls for Persephone, and gets horrendously bad advice from his family over it (and if you have any familiarity with Greek myth and the various romantic failures of the gods, the end result of this advice is deeply unsurprising). Fortunately, Persephone has hidden depths. Cracktastic and adorable.
fic  mythology  crack  het  humor  hades/persephone  afterlife  yuletide  <10K 
june 2010 by spatz
nwhepcat: Prism (Fallen Feather Extended Jam)
The angel Castiel has been sent to recruit a soldier for a new struggle to save humanity -- this time, it's a veteran of the battle of Serenity Valley, who has little use for God and His plans. Castiel discovers Serenity is like a prism, each soul it carries reflecting a facet of Dean Winchester.
fic  crossover  firefly  supernatural  futurefic  gen  afterlife  friendship  <10K 
june 2010 by spatz
ignipes: The Great Reward
Only Kali could write me happy death fic with Wincest and make me *like* it, damn her eyes.
fic  supernatural  au  crack  humor  slash  afterlife  <5K 
may 2010 by spatz
seraphwings: Paradisi//Inferno
Castiel spends forty years in hell, searching for Dean Winchester. (totally jossed by the show later, but a powerful piece of writing)
fic  supernatural  gen  angst  torture  afterlife  <5K 
may 2010 by spatz
dsudis: To Course Across More Kindly Waters Now
Castiel pulls Dean out of hell, and washes him clean. Lyrical, dreamy, and utterly gorgeous.
fic  supernatural  genish  angst  afterlife  <10K 
may 2010 by spatz
googlebrat: End of the Line
"Hell was, Snape decided, a crowded railway platform." (sequels linked in post) Odd, quirkily funny, and bittersweet Discworld-esque codas for the people who died in the seventh book.
fic  hp  gen  humor  angst  afterlife  <20K 
january 2008 by spatz

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