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copperbadge: Victory Bonds
The year is 1947, and Daily Planet front-pagers Clark Kent and "Louis" Lane are about to get the story of their careers, courtesy of the fledgling Justice League: the enigmatic Superman, the spy-turned-vigilante codenamed Bat, intelligence agent and newly minted Green Lantern Alan Scott, and Ambassador Diana, Princess of Themyscira.
fic  dcu  het  lois/clark  casefile  teamfic  au  historical  <50K  +2014-03 
december 2018 by spatz
myrmidryad: Hold My Eyes to the Sky
Paris, 1971. Grantaire is a werewolf, reluctantly persuaded into letting a recently-bitten journalist Enjolras interview him for a book he's writing about lycanthropy, and the prejudices and practical difficulties werewolves experience, from job discrimination to being hunted for black market potion ingredients.

Set in the Harry Potter universe, this story is mostly made of feels and wizard worldbuilding, and I love it.
fic  crossover  fusion  lesmis  hp  slash  enjolras/grantaire  transformation  fakemedia  captive  torture  h/c  historical  ptsd&trauma  <75K  +2017-01  *summerreading 
august 2017 by spatz
brigdh: Once Upon a Time in India
Not that Punjab does not have its own magnificence. For rising out of the mustard fields is the city of Patiala, and at its heart lies the Qila Mubarak, fort and palace both: imposing, forbidding, and elegant. It is the home of the Maharaja and his twelve sequestered daughters. Each is more beautiful than the previous daughter, until the youngest is a pearl who would outshine the King of Kings; or so it is said, for none of them have ever been seen outside of their veils and palanquins.

Warm and charming 12 Dancing Princesses AU set in Punjab. The narrator is adorable.
fic  fairytale  gen  het  yuletide  au  historical  <5K  +2016-01 
january 2017 by spatz
norah: Where I Myself Can Not
"To this end we are sending to you, with much sadnesse for the loss of her fair presence, our handmaiden Lady Anne Ashley, whom we desire you should set to the Longwinge egg which even now hardens at the Covert."

Fantastic story based on the throwaway canon line about Elizabeth I, featuring political deviousness and female friendship.
fic  temeraire  gen  precanon  epistolary  friendship  historical  <5K  +2011-06 
september 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
casspeach: The Supersoldier's Amnesiac Groom
Steve Rogers has always known that the supersoldier serum was a gift, and he's never been afraid to do what's right. When Uncle Sam asks him to unite the two sides of the Cold War by taking part in a symbolic union with a fabled Russian assassin, Captain America doesn't hesitate to do his duty. Little does he know how thoroughly his world is going to be turned upside down.

The Harlequin AU no one asked for and everyone needs. Yessss, the feeeels.
fic  avengers  marvel  slash  steve/bucky  au  historical  amnesia  identityporn  pining  harlequin  marriage  fakerelationship  dubcon  <50K  +2014-06 
may 2016 by spatz
yahtzee: Pantheon
In the year 96 AD, all Rome is aware that their gods have begun to Mark certain people with their gifts -- the healing power of Apollo, the metal control of Vulcan, the deathly touch of Pluto, or the mental powers of Minerva. When those gifts fall to slaves or barbarians instead of the Romans themselves, strict control is necessary. Then a gladiator from Judea meets an enslaved scribe from Britannia, and the repercussions will shake the Empire itself.
fic  x-men  xmfc  marvel  slash  erik/charles  au  historical  slavefic  epic  h/c  noncon  >100K  +2014-11 
march 2016 by spatz
yahtzee: Xmas in Connecticut
A fusion with the 1940s movie Christmas in Connecticut, wherein Charles and Raven have been secretly co-writing a home advice column by 'Rebecca Lawrence', and their publisher Emma volunteers them to host war hero Erik for Christmas at their nonexistence farmhouse. Funny and sweet, fluffy to the max, with hardly any of the rom-com wince moments I was expecting from all the secret-keeping.
fic  x-men  xmfc  marvel  slash  erik/charles  het  hank/raven  holiday  au  historical  fusion  undercover  *comfortread  <20K  +2013-12 
march 2016 by spatz
syllic: A Fool From Any Direction (1/2)
The one where Eames is a knight and Arthur is a stable boy. Fantastic, subtle pining, and I love the way the author eventually worked dreamsharing into the setting. (AO3:
fic  inception  slash  arthur/eames  au  historical  pining  <25K  +2010-09 
july 2015 by spatz
solvent: Wages
He pours himself another glass with a shaking hand before speaking up again. "I - do you really? Want, ah. Want me?" "Very much," Erik says slowly, trying to grasp what Xavier's getting at, and then the world turns inside out as Xavier pulls a die out of his pocket and sets it on the table between them. "Would you play for the chance?"

(deleted off AO3, but can still be found at the Wayback Machine:
fic  x-men  xmfc  marvel  slash  erik/charles  au  historical  harlequin  smut  bondage  dubcon  pining  <15K  +2011-09 
january 2015 by spatz
yahtzee: Father Charles series
It's still the early 1960s. Charles grew up devoutly religious, went to seminary and took orders. And then he meets Erik Lehnsherr, the devout Jew and Holocaust survivor who runs a charity, who is so fiercely protective of his charges that it moves Charles' heart -- and the first time their eyes meet, Charles has to confront the greatest temptation he'll ever know, and the church's teachings about what love is.

I'm not religious at all, but I still loved this series. Very thoughtful and in-character and sprawling, and the way their powers play out differently in this AU is fascinating.
fic  x-men  xmfc  marvel  au  historical  kidfic  angst  epistolary  ensemble  epic  +2012-01  <100K 
january 2015 by spatz
orderlychaos: Murder at the Savoy Hotel
When tragedy strikes at the Savoy Hotel, a beautiful socialite is found dead in her room. Her prized possession, the Blue Star Diamond is stolen amongst the chaos. Detective Inspector Sitwell of Scotland Yard calls on the famous detective Phillip Coulson for help on the case. Except nothing is quite what it seems and Phil must decide whether he can trust the help of the infamous scoundrel Clint Barton as they sift through intrigue, scandal and secrets to solve the MURDER AT THE SAVOY HOTEL.

Fun and cozy genre romp, best read with a cup of tea.
fic  marvel  avengers  slash  clint/coulson  au  historical  casefile  long  +2013-04  <50K 
september 2014 by spatz
deastar: I'll Carry the Key
1920s AU, in which Neal helps Peter stake out a speakeasy, and things do not go according to plan. Charming little romp.
fic  whitecollar  au  historical  slash  neal/peter  het  peter/elizabeth  <10K 
october 2013 by spatz
newredshoes: Free Until They Cut Me Down (1/6)
The summer of 1944 is a respite for the paratroopers of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. The unit has just returned to England from a month of combat in Normandy. Replacements fill the ranks, among them Private Dean Winchester. He left his own war on the home front, but attacks on the men of Easy prove that there's always something to hunt. Why are only Normandy vets being targeted? What’s behind all the attacks? And why has Dean abandoned his little brother, his father and his work for the Airborne anyway?
fic  crossover  supernatural  bandofbrothers  casefile  gen  angst  au  historical  long  <25K 
july 2013 by spatz
marinarusalka: Look here, look back, look ahead
September, 1941: Returning from a mission as Iron Man, Tony Stark crash-lands in the Carpathian Mountains and is rescued by Captain America. The two heroes team up to investigate Nazi activity at a mysterious castle. But Captain America is keeping secrets that could destroy their new partnership before it has a chance to begin.
fic  avengers  steve/tony  slash  identityporn  h/c  historical  au  long  friendship  action/adventure  marvel  artist!steve  <35K 
july 2012 by spatz
mahoni: A Gentleman's Agreement
Super ridiculous but somehow awesome AU where Bob has to marry Brian as barter for his stepfather's debts, and Brian runs a unicorn breeding stable. Oh, yeah, and Brian's house is a self-remodeling yenta. Pining! Miscommunication! Trust issues! Unicorns! Magical Houses! There is nothing I do not love about this fic.
fic  bandom  mcr  au  slash  bob/brian  pining  fakerelationship  magic  historical  marriage  trustissues  harlequin  <75K 
may 2012 by spatz
rageprufrock: Sky Full Of
Fusion with The Mummy, wherein Jeannie drags Rodney along on her quest to find Haumanaptra, with John as their guide. Lyrical, lovely writing on top of a fun action-adventure story. (AO3:
fic  crossover  fusion  stargate  sga  au  slash  mckay/sheppard  themummy  historical  pining  long  <35K 
june 2011 by spatz
nostalgia: Dig for Victory
During the London Blitz, a Slayer keeps fighting. A fascinating idea, and a character that will haunt you.
fic  buffy  historical  angst  gen  <5K  brokenlink 
december 2010 by spatz
arsenicjade: Putting Out the Lantern
A WWI/roaring 20's AU. Jon doesn't really have anything left to lose.
fic  bandom  patd  mcr  au  historical  h/c  angst  slash  bob/spencer/jon  jon/cassie  threesome  homeless  long  <25K 
july 2010 by spatz
ignipes & emilyray: But Not The Song (1/18)
Amazing, epic slavefic AU that started out as commentfic and turned into this awesome h/c behemoth. The complex world-building is just icing on the cake. (or as seimasin put it: this story cannot be summed up in 100 words or less. Unless those words are "slaves! and shooting! and running! and angsting! and kissing! and more angsting! and a bunch of kids named Alex! did we mention the angst?")
fic  bandom  multiband  patd  fob  mcr  cobras  tai  au  slavefic  angst  slash  ryan/spencer  brendon/ryan  brendon/spencer  jon/ryan  gsf  captive  capers&cons  h/c  historical  noncon  dubcon  smut  long  >100K 
june 2010 by spatz
dreadfulrauw: Peace Which Passeth Understanding
WWII AU, loosely based on the Ghost of You video. Permanently WIP, but so achingly beautiful it shouldn't be missed.
fic  bandom  mcr  au  historical  slash  frank/gerard  angst  pining  long  incomplete  <25K 
june 2010 by spatz
ignipes: Dance Upon the Waves
Brendon swears this is the last time he's going to take treasure-hunting advice from a giant turtle. || In which they are all pirates! Featuring outrageous anachronisms, Captain Ross' hat collection, talking animals, and zombies.
fic  bandom  multiband  patd  humor  au  historical  captive  zombies  pirates  slash  brendon/ryan  <20K 
june 2010 by spatz
arabella: Before the Beginning
A story about the beginning of Hogwarts, and the creation of the Great Hall's ceiling. Charming depiction of the founders, their relationships and ideals, with both the everyday details of their work on the castle and the grand excitement of starting the school.
fic  hp  gen  precanon  historical  school  magic  friendship  <10K 
june 2010 by spatz
keerawa: The Maid of Orléans
Gabriel is sent to Joan of Arc when she is 16, to prepare the girl to fulfill her destiny.
fic  supernatural  gen  precanon  historical  <5K 
june 2010 by spatz
roga: Whole New World
Genie always comes back to Al, but he likes to travel, sometimes. || Moving and bittersweet story about Genie.
fic  aladdin  gen  friendship  timetravel  fairytale  historical  yuletide  postcanon  <5K 
april 2010 by spatz
astolat: Five Things - The World Turned Upside Down
In which there is a plot device - er, plague - that genderswaps the infected, and the whole world is changed. Awesome.
fic  m&c  au  aubrey/maturin  genderswap  long  mpreg  kidfic  slash  historical  marriage  <20K 
april 2010 by spatz
astolat: Five Things - Invasion
In which Napoleon won the Battle of Trafalgar and invaded England. First in a series of AUs.
fic  m&c  au  fivethings  slash  aubrey/maturin  historical  <15K 
april 2010 by spatz
slodwick: Frontier Hounds
Nifty little rewrite of the pilot's opening, set in the old west.
fic  supernatural  au  gen  western  historical  <5K 
march 2010 by spatz
7iris: Regency AU girl!Frank/Ray
prompted by this comment: "I was thinking about your regency AU Ray and how he probably learned to give really awesome head from his mistress, girl!Frank, who was an opera dancer in the city. This was before he was married, obvs, because that's what was Done. He breaks it off when he gets engaged, or no, she breaks it off before then, to run off with Bob, who is a musician in the opera."
fic  bandom  mcr  au  historical  genderswap  frank/ray  het  regencyau  smut  commentfic  <5K 
august 2009 by spatz
pearl_o & impertinence: Regency AU chatfic
"GERARD/RAY ARRANGED MARRIAGE OMG. Gerard and Mikey are higher class but their guardian or father or whoever wasted away their inheritance on gambling debts and Gerard has to marry Ray who is not noble but kind of rich to take care of him and Mikey! And then they fall in looooooooove."
fic  bandom  mcr  au  historical  genderswap  chatfic  het  angst  pining  regencyau  marriage  gerard/ray  <5K 
august 2009 by spatz
7iris: Regency AU girl!Frank/Bob
Frankie is a dancer and Bob plays in the orchestra. Ties into pearl_o and impertinence's girl!Gee/Ray chatfic.
fic  bandom  mcr  au  historical  genderswap  het  frank/bob  regencyau  <5K 
august 2009 by spatz
cest_what: Hazard's Child
Jon wins Brendon in a game of chance. || Utterly charming harlequin short, based off a Georgette Heyer short story.
fic  bandom  patd  au  historical  harlequin  slash  brendon/jon  marriage  <10K 
august 2009 by spatz
zarah5 & softlyforgotten: A Most Brilliant Dance (1/12)
Amazing Pride and Prejudice AU. I'm a die-hard fan of the book, so I was skeptical, but I was impressed with how they reworked the plot and characters. Spencer and Ryan are Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, but it really works. Give it a chance - you won't regret it. (and don't miss the coda! The link is stealthy) (now on AO3:
fic  bandom  patd  au  historical  slash  fob  mcr  ryan/spencer  brendon/jon  frank/gerard  long  pining  ust  marriage  *summerreading  <100K 
august 2009 by spatz
airgiodslv: And in this world of strangers (1/2)
"Spencer got the note on the 7th of August, with the sky already turned to dusk, the sun lost behind the great wall surrounding the city." | Totally amazing French Revolution-era AU.
fic  bandom  patd  slash  au  angst  brendon/spencer  historical  smut  <20K 
july 2009 by spatz

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