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Annie D: Not Part of the Plan
Castiel's spent most of his adult life keeping his head down and staying out of trouble. This is a deliberate choice on his part, because as a cousin of the King, he'd rather stay unimportant and forgotten. This changes abruptly when King Michael decides that he has a better use for Castiel: he is to be wed to a noble member of the neighboring Republic, as part of an agreement between their two nations. Castiel knows he has to obey, but that doesn't mean he won't rebel in what small ways he can. Unexpectedly, his actions end up having far-reaching consequences.

In which Cas has a one night stand with Dean to lose his virginity before his arranged marriage, then discovers he's engaged to Sam (oops), then Sam runs away so Cas marries Dean to avoid a scandal... and THEN things get complicated! Gorgeous slow burn romance with plenty of plot and even more tropes.
fic  supernatural  slash  dean/castiel  au  marriage  fakerelationship  pining  phone&radio  angst  captive  undercover  smut  kink  >100K  +2018-02 
27 days ago by spatz
bendingsignpost: Get a Whiff of This
When no good deed goes unpunished, Dean ends up sentenced to community service for physically defending another Omega at his job. That is, at his former job. It's all a steaming pile of shit, and that's exactly what he has to clean up at the joint animal shelter and clinic he's been assigned to.

With a face full of allergies and a horrific mood, all Dean has to do is get through six weeks of this sinus-assaulting torture. That's not so easy with a smartass Alpha receptionist, but at least the weird Beta vet might just end up being kinda cool.
fic  supernatural  slash  dean/castiel  au  normallife  a/b/o  pining  trustissues  soulmates&bonding  smut  <30K  +2018-05 
5 weeks ago by spatz
mishcollin: a turn of the earth
Dean’s your typical half-orphaned, monster-killing 22-year-old until a trenchcoated stranger crashes into his back windshield one September night, claiming he’s an angel that knows him from the future and that he’s on the run.
fic  supernatural  slash  dean/castiel  au  timetravel  angst  h/c  casefile  pining  precanon  <100K  +2018-03 
5 weeks ago by spatz
tequiladeas: The Fabulist
Sometimes Eames tells himself lies like he’s setting himself a dare, like how he tells himself he’s in love with Arthur, how he’s desperate to have Arthur love him back. That’s a good one.

A fantastic character study, but *ouch*.
fic  inception  slash  arthur/eames  ust  angst  pining  <5K  +2016-06 
9 weeks ago by spatz
helenish: Pre-Existing Condition
“Anyway, he’s staying with me for a while,” John says.

“My place got firebombed,” Matt says, reflexively.
fic  diehard  slash  mcclane/farrell  fakerelationship  marriage  pining  postcanon  <15K  +2017-12 
11 weeks ago by spatz
lastwingedthing: all flowers in time
The consolations of possession.

Truly excellent Tharkay POV, post-series.
fic  temeraire  slash  laurence/tharkay  postcanon  pining  smut  yuletide  <10K  +2018-01 
december 2018 by spatz
cesare: makes no sense to fall
“If you’re not serious about Yuuri, you need to back off. You have no idea how many times I watched your programs with him and listened to him rave about you. He’s memorized interviews of yours that you forgot you ever gave.”
“I’m very serious about Yuuri.“
“Are you very enough, though? Because Yuuri’s idolized you forever.”
Well, yes. That’s the idea. If Victor bought into his own press, he’d idolize him too.

Takes the shovel talk trope, turns it inside out, and twists the knife. JFC, Cesare could have just literally stabbed me and saved me some pain. Sooo good.
fic  yurionice  slash  victor/yuuri  pining  angst  <5K  +2017-04 
december 2018 by spatz
sixthlight: House Call
Peter has the flu, Beverley has a project due, and Nightingale has chicken soup.
fic  riversoflondon  het  beverley/peter  preslash  peter/nightingale  h/c  pining  <5K  +2017-02 
september 2018 by spatz
musesfool: Driving with the brakes on
Nick discovers a way to help Cassie see more clearly. It's a little sketchier than he's comfortable with.

Dirty-wrong-hot as hell, with some guilty pining to top it off. A+.
fic  push  het  nick/cassie  postcanon  smut  pining  <15K  +2016-03 
september 2018 by spatz
lovelypoet: A Mile In Their Own Shoes
From there to here, or a look at what happened between the end of the curse and the end of the movie. (Because there are some things you don't want to tell your class of elementary school students about your love life... or your life in general.)
fic  penelope  het  penelope/johnny  tagscene  smut  friendship  pining  yuletide  <5K  +2018-09 
september 2018 by spatz
rageprufrock: User Since
To: PC (loyaltothedream@hushmail.com)
From: Buck (bucky1956@yahoo.com)
Subject: Report!
Date: May 10, 2012
Phil — where the hell are you, man? Let us know if you're all right, or if there's anything we can do to help. HQ's freaking the fuck out.

Years later, I am still mad about how much this story made me cry. (first story is gen, sequel is C/C and salves the pain...eventually)
fic  avengers  marvel  genish  epistolary  clint/coulson  angst  presumeddead  pining  au  <35K  +2013-10 
july 2018 by spatz
the_wordbutler: Motion Practice
When Clint Barton takes a job prosecuting traffic offenses and DUIs at the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, he's pretty sure his life is finally going in the right direction. But the problem isn't the direction: it's where he ends up.

REALLY long and sprawling lawyer AU - I care more about certain storylines (Clint/Coulson, Wade/Nate, the YA kids) than others, but ymmv.
fic  avengers  deadpool  youngavengers  marvel  slash  clint/coulson  wade/nate  bruce/tony  fostercare  au  normallife  kidfic  pining  angst  marriage  casefile  >100K  +2013-03 
july 2018 by spatz
copperbadge: The Best Bad Ideas
When Clint Barton put on the Captain America costume for a mission, he didn't count on Phil Coulson's reaction. Coulson didn't count on Clint crashing his new team to do something about it.
fic  avengers  x-men  marvel  slash  clint/coulson  humor  pining  capers&cons  telepathy  +2013-12 
july 2018 by spatz
dorkorific: a passage that sings (1/2)
The one where Chris has stupid glasses and a lot of paperbacks, Zach knows too much for his own good, there are at least two lap dances, and everybody wants to sleep with Dorothy Parker. "Quinto Mad Libs," Cho says. "My date was: mean adjective, meaner adjective, devastating five-syllable mean adjective."

A million years late to bookmarking this, but the Top Five Writers You'd Bang discussion is still pure fucking gold, among its other charms.
fic  rpf  startrek  chris/zach  humor  pining  <20K  +2012-01 
june 2018 by spatz
lettered: The Boy Who Only Lived Twice
In which Harry is an Unspeakable who works undercover in a Polyjuice disguise as Blackbird, and ends up falling for his handler Rabbit. Things get complicated when Harry starts having hatesex with Draco Malfoy in his civilian life while still pining for Rabbit.

I'm pretty sure you can all guess who Rabbit really is - this is some grade A identity porn, ya'll.
fic  hp  slash  harry/draco  postcanon  espionage  undercover  identityporn  smut  pining  <75K  +2012-02 
june 2018 by spatz
astolat: Reparatio
Draco snorted. “I’m not reduced to penury. I want something considerably beyond money, and I rather think you’re the only one can give it to me.”

“You want the Invisibility Cloak,” Harry said, flatly. He’d half expected as much; it was the only thing he had that Draco could want—

“Don’t be stupid, Potter,” Draco said. “I want my reputation back.”

Mmmm, competence porn and idiot mutual pining with bonus political intrigue, my favorite. I also loved the stuff with Harry's family.
fic  hp  slash  harry/draco  postcanon  fakerelationship  pining  <20K  +2016-03 
june 2018 by spatz
idiopathicsmile: World Ain't Ready
Enjolras presses his lips together. He already looks pained, and Grantaire hasn't even opened his mouth yet. That's got to be a record, even for them.

"I need a favor," he says at last.

In which there is fake dating for great (social) justice! A truly amazing high school AU with an incredible Grantaire voice, an awesome Eponine storyline, and great use of the ensemble.
fic  lesmis  slash  enjolras/grantaire  au  highschool  fakerelationship  pining  angst  friendship  ensemble  >100K  *favorite  +2016-12  *summerreading 
may 2018 by spatz
nerdwegian: I've Seen You Here Before
Tony wobbles a little, suit clunking heavily on the floor, before he ejects himself and sits down by the table. "Huh," he says. "You know, in my fantasies, fuck-or-die situations are a lot sexier than this."
fic  avengers  marvel  slash  clint/coulson  sexpollen  smut  dubcon  pining  <10K  +2013-10 
may 2018 by spatz
island_of_reil: The Winter Emperor
The Princess Sheveän does not heed Maia’s demand to bring Idra to him, but instead has Maia rendered unconscious and taken to the monastery in the north. He has no way of knowing that Csevet is coming to break him out of it. Neither of them have any way of knowing the rigors and dangers and griefs — and joys and pleasures — that lie ahead of them as they, and the allies they find and those they re-encounter, struggle to restore him to the throne of the Ethuveraz.
fic  goblinemperor  slash  csevet/maia  au  h/c  epic  magic  trustissues  ust  pining  ensemble  >100K  +2018-01 
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
nonymos: War, Children
After Bucky was released from the hospital, it only took him a couple of weeks to give up on himself. Difficult to believe in any kind of future when the simple act of staying alive was almost too big an effort.

Out the frosted window, across the street, there was a tiny homeless guy burrowing under an awning.

This AU is entirely made of feels, and I for one approve strongly. (Especially when it's this well-written.)
fic  avengers  marvel  slash  steve/bucky  au  h/c  homeless  ptsd&trauma  trans  artist!steve  smut  pining  >100K  +2016-06 
february 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
thistlerose: On One Wounded Wing
Poe Dameron convinces himself that Kylo Ren died when Starkiller Base exploded. Because it's plausible. Because he needs to believe it, in order to get on with his life.

Hands down my favorite portrayal of Poe coping (or rather, failing to cope) with his captivity and torture, and I adore his relationship with Finn.
fic  starwars  slash  finn/poe  ptsd&trauma  h/c  pining  <15K  +2016-12 
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
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
rageprufrock: Early Returns
Thinking that a reporter genuinely likes you is pretty much on par with feeling like you really are special to that stripper.

The one where Arthur is a copy-editor and Eames is an investigative reporter, and they had a one-night stand right before Eames joined the paper. Lots of hilarious news shenanigans masking Arthur's many feels.
fic  inception  slash  arthur/eames  au  fakemedia  humor  pining  <20K  +2011-11 
september 2017 by spatz
sineala: Children of the Sun
Everyone knows that somewhere else in the world is the person who is the other half of their soul, destined for them by the gods, a person whose very emotions they can feel. Lonely and in disgrace, Marcus soldiers across the empire, certain that his own soulmate is out there, and he strives to find him even as duty and misfortune would keep them apart.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  au  soulmates&bonding  angst  pining  <30K  +2014-08 
august 2017 by spatz
myrmidryad: Eyes to Serve, Hands to Learn
When Grantaire's usual club closes for relocation, he's forced to look elsewhere to find people who share his kinks. And who should he find in the first club he tries but the chief himself?

A lot of porn with secret feelings, basically. Mostly dominant Enjolras and submissive Grantaire.
fic  lesmis  slash  enjolras/grantaire  au  bdsm  D/s  bondage  kink  smut  pining  <100K  +2016-12 
august 2017 by spatz
idrilka: nothing can breathe in space
The truth is: what Keith wants or doesn’t want won’t bring Shiro back.

The truth is: nothing can breathe in space.

(Or: the story of how Keith and Shiro come together, come apart, and come together again.)
fic  voltron  slash  shiro/keith  school  precanon  pining  ptsd&trauma  firstmeetings  <50K  +2017-03 
august 2017 by spatz
fideliant: down dark tides the glory slides
“How do you even lose a tear gas canister?” Eggsy asks incredulously, grinning as Roxy rolls her eyes at him. “Seriously, explain it to me again. I want to see if Merlin’s going to call bullshit as well —”

He stops talking when he flips the folder open and a ghost glares up at him from the grainy photograph paper-clipped to the corner, eyes cold in blurry greyscale.
fic  kingsman  slash  harry/eggsy  amnesia  espionage  presumeddead  angst  pining  <25K  +2015-04 
july 2017 by spatz
destina: Ten Thousand Paces
Marcus wants Esca to be truly free, no matter what the cost may be for Marcus.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  postcanon  angst  pining  <10K  +2014-07 
may 2017 by spatz
sineala: A Collar of Grass
Marcus weaves, dreams, and wants things he can never have.

Another short fic in the same directedverse AU, with continued emotional agony. Oh, Marcus.
fic  theeagle  gen  bdsm  au  pining  precanon  <5K  +2014-08 
may 2017 by spatz
avoliot: The Course of Honour
When Jainan arrived on Iskat to represent his home planet in a diplomatic marriage to Imperial Prince Taam, he was naïve enough to hope the match would work. Taam knew better. Five years later, his confidence shattered, Jainan is released when Taam dies in an accident, only to be faced with another marriage to help salvage his treaty. Jainan understands how the real world works now; but Prince Kiem - the cheerful, scandal-prone darling of the Iskat celebrity magazines - keeps breaking all the rules he's learned.

Definitely the best romance novel I've read all year (and considering the binge I went on this winter, that's A LOT of competition): smartly plotted and emotionally tense, great scifi and social worldbuilding, with a lovely slow burn and plenty of humor to leaven the serious trauma that Jainan has to work through.
origfic  slash  kiem/jainan  scifi  pining  espionage  h/c  trustissues  *favorite  *comfortread  >100K  +2017-05  abuse  marriage 
may 2017 by spatz
yunitsa: The Reward of Service
‘It is no good asking me,’ Laurence said at last, pushing the pattern-book away over breakfast, ‘I am not the one–’

Not the one who would be living with the result, he had been about to say. But they had hardly accepted Tharkay’s invitation as casual houseguests.
fic  temeraire  slash  laurence/tharkay  postcanon  pining  yuletide  <5K  +2016-12 
december 2016 by spatz
bydaybreak: like a map of a place you've never been
In which Eliot and Parker go undercover as married, and Eliot tortures himself over his feelings for both her and Hardison.
fic  leverage  het  slash  threesome  parker/hardison/eliot  fakerelationship  pining  postcanon  smut  <25K  +2016-06 
november 2016 by spatz
resonant: Broadway Hotel
The expedition's over, and Ray has to learn how to be himself again.
fic  duesouth  slash  fraser/rayk  angst  pining  postcanon  <10K  +2006 
october 2016 by spatz
sixthlight: stranger than you could imagine
If Thomas looked at Peter sometimes and saw a handsome young man – well, that was his business. The moment always passed, a strange sort of visual illusion that vanished when you tilted your head the other way. Except when it didn’t.
fic  riversoflondon  slash  peter/nightingale  pining  futurefic  <10K  +2015-04 
august 2016 by spatz
bydaybreak: the punchline to this
The woman laughs, her eyes crinkling behind her silver cat-eye glasses. "You must be Eliot,” she says, cheerfully. “He warned me you were charming. Where is he?”

Eliot’s stomach drops as he realizes that this is a terrible fucking mistake, because this ain’t a random elderly woman showing up to collect cans or take up donations or whatever it is that elderly woman in weird fucking places like Portland do. This is Hardison’s nana, and Eliot has just opened the door to the apartment—to Hardison and Parker’s apartment—like he lives there.
fic  leverage  het  slash  threesome  parker/hardison/eliot  postcanon  pining  <10K  +2016-01 
june 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
emilianadarling: Building From the Ground Up
In which the Winter Soldier leads Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson on a wild goose chase through Eastern Europe so that he can learn more about the man who actually thinks he can be saved.

Great series, especially the WWII-era prequel full of Bucky pining.
fic  avengers  marvel  slash  steve/bucky  h/c  pining  smut  bdsm  <75K  +2014-04 
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
ohladybegood: love, love to ease my mind
Nick and Cassie are on the run for four years before the real war begins. Things are bound to get ... complicated.
fic  push  het  nick/cassie  postcanon  pining  <15K  +2011-11 
april 2016 by spatz
sorrel: the instinct to your charm
Caine Wise, from first rescue to last. Told entirely in well-chosen missing scenes throughout the movie, with a great Caine voice.
fic  jupiterascending  het  jupiter/caine  pining  tagscene  <35K  +2015-07 
december 2015 by spatz
devildoll: Love among the Hydrothermal Vents
Hilarious story where Steve and Tony get fake-engaged to make Namor stop sexually harassing Steve. It all turns out about like you'd expect, but the execution is sheer comedy genius: a stalker octopus, Atlantean romance novels, Namor's...everything, plus I'm going to be snickering over the convo between Steve, Emma Frost, and Sue Storm FOREVER.
fic  avengers  slash  steve/tony  fakerelationship  humor  pining  <30K  marvel  +2013-11 
november 2015 by spatz
lisafer: The Secrets of the Lonely Mountain
Legolas is sent to Erebor after the War of the Ring, where he’s given the chance to meet up with Gimli again.

PINING LIKE ONLY A FOREST ELF CAN. Seriously though, there is also some excellent dwarvish worldbuilding re:Erebor, and Legolas and Gimli’s friendship is portrayed so steadily and affectionately that the romance just sort of naturally follows.
fic  lotr  slash  legolas/gimli  friendship  postcanon  pining  <15K  +2015-09 
october 2015 by spatz
frea_o: Excuse Me, That's Mr. Princess To You
“Yeah, looks like your mom hates me just that much,” Bellamy said, crossing his arms and leaning back against a post. “Delinquent janitor and her little girl in an arranged marriage thanks to a society that believes gladiator battles are civilized shows of affection. What mother wouldn’t swoon?”

Delightful slow build romance from co-leaders to fake-married to accidentally-in-love, with plenty of fun Grounder culture shock shenanigans. Diverges from canon around mid-S2.
fic  the100  het  bellamy/clarke  fivethings  yuletide  marriage  fakerelationship  au  pining  <35K  +2015-03 
october 2015 by spatz
zarah5: Time to Grow
Charles writes his next move on another article, just a short blurb that announces the introduction of women’s suffrage in Iran. ‘Pawn to C5,’ and below, in smaller letters, ‘Thank you. If the doctors are to be trusted, I wouldn’t have walked again if I’d arrived at the hospital any later.’
fic  x-men  xmfc  marvel  slash  erik/charles  au  epistolary  pining  *favorite  <25K  +2011-07 
august 2015 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: http://archiveofourown.org/works/110724)
fic  inception  slash  arthur/eames  au  historical  pining  <25K  +2010-09 
july 2015 by spatz
anonymous: (dis)arm me, darling
The very first time Eames meets Arthur, he thinks to himself, oh, you're going to break my heart, aren't you, darling?

Gorgeous, subtle Eames characterization, a forgery-centric extraction, and a hopeful ending.
fic  inception  slash  arthur/eames  pining  capers&cons  +2010-09  <5K 
june 2015 by spatz
amazingly-men: The Wrath of The Whatever From High Atop The Thing
Cobb is the presidential candidate, Ariadne is his running mate, Yusuf is campaign manager, and Eames is the campaign photographer who spends way too much time taking picture of Cobb's speechwriter, Arthur. Bantery and sweet.
fic  inception  slash  arthur/eames  pining  au  normallife  humor  <10K  +2010-10 
june 2015 by spatz
witling: Our Man in Africa
In which Arthur and Eames used to fuck, and then Arthur calls Eames for a job - only there's something he's not telling Eames. (or as the author's note puts it: Arthur is noble but in over his head! Eames is shiftless but faithful where it counts! They are both allergic to emotions! Arthur plays down physical injury! Eames is louche! There is a plucky female secondary character!)

Excellent and tense casefile, as well as a gorgeously unsentimental love story. *Very* them.
fic  inception  slash  arthur/eames  capers&cons  pining  h/c  <20K  +2014-09 
june 2015 by spatz
thehoyden: Incipit
Arthur has been his editor from the beginning. Eames says he won't work with anyone else, and what Arthur will never tell him is that he would cut anyone who tried.

Man, I'd forgotten how much beautifully rendered pining there was in this. So lovely. <3
fic  inception  slash  arthur/eames  normallife  pining  *comfortread  +2010-09  <10K 
june 2015 by spatz
helenish: Pants on Fire
"Ah," Yusuf says, lifting a reproving hand, "are we calling less than 24 hours of memory loss amnesia now?"
fic  inception  slash  arthur/eames  amnesia  smut  pining  +2011-04  <20K 
june 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: http://web.archive.org/web/20111105012748/http://archiveofourown.org/works/253441?view_adult=true)
fic  x-men  xmfc  marvel  slash  erik/charles  au  historical  harlequin  smut  bondage  dubcon  pining  <15K  +2011-09 
january 2015 by spatz
helenish: Theft of Assets, Destruction of Property
Lucius breaks Draco's arm in two places when he catches him kissing Matthew in the barn over Christmas break in fifth year.

In which Lucius is an abusive bastard who blackmails Neville into marrying Draco, based on their relationship before leaving school. It's one of those premises that sounds ridiculous, but Helenish makes work with her usual magic and an interesting pseudo-fifties conservative take on wizarding culture and marriage. (AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1808485)
fic  hp  slash  draco/neville  futurefic  marriage  harlequin  au  bakeries&baristas  magic  fakerelationship  long  pining  *comfortread  +2010-06  <25K 
july 2014 by spatz
ink-like-blood: put your mind at ease
Somewhere in the last year, while Steve was busy killing bad guys, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell has been erased from the books and guys like Jeff can marry whoever they damn well please.

Every once in a while I get nostalgic for S1 Steve McGarrett and his massive repression damage. This is such a lovely example of that.
fic  h50  slash  steve/danny  angst  pining  +2011-01  <10K 
july 2014 by spatz
sineala: Chosen Man
Marcus is posted not to Isca Dumnoniorum, but to a wretched and run-down garrison north of the Wall. There he finds that he is the new centurion of a group of scouts and spies, all of them British. He has few supplies and no experience. His men distrust him. His superiors despise him. His second-in-command is an incompetent drunkard. And the local tribes are determined to kill all of them.

But the worst thing of all is one of Marcus' soldiers. He is an enigmatic, dangerous, and insubordinate man by the name of Esca, who makes Marcus yearn for terrifying things he has never before wanted and can never, ever let himself have....
fic  theeagle  au  slash  marcus/esca  action/adventure  pining  bdsm  +2013-04  long  >100K 
june 2014 by spatz
songbird: A Long March
Marcus goes back to Rome without Esca to help family, and Esca assumes the worst when he hears a rumor that Marcus bought a farm there. This is the kind of story that could be overwrought without a delicate touch, but songbird is excellent at showing Esca's quiet uncertainty about their relationship.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  insecurity  postcanon  pining  +2013-06  brokenlink  <10K 
june 2014 by spatz
carmarthen: Until All the Songs Are Sung
When Marcus and Esca turn out to be terrible farmers, they seek out Esca's kin in Hibernia. Lovely, full of pining and historical detail.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  long  smut  undercover  pining  postcanon  +2011-12  <25K 
june 2014 by spatz
emptyaddress: never meant you harm (1/2)
Marcus thought he knew who Esca was. A fusion of The Eagle and Jumper with elements from GI Joe. (AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/202111)
fic  crossover  fusion  theeagle  jumper  slash  marcus/esca  pining  action/adventure  +2011-06  identityporn  <15K 
june 2014 by spatz
frackin-sweet: Bottoming Out / One Percenters (1/10)
Bottoming Out is a very hot standalone PWP where Marcus the former undercover cop hooks up with Esca the motocross racer after a race. One Percenters continues the AU with plot and even more blazingly hot porn, in approximately equal amounts. Great transition of canon details into modern day, and I love their relationship.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  au  smut  casefile  long  pining  +2011-06  brokenlink 
june 2014 by spatz
linaerys: Time yet for a hundred indecisions (1/3)
Marcus is the CEO of Calleva Software. He meets Esca in a bar while he’s at a conference in New York. He thinks it’s going to be a one-night stand, but their lives are far more intertwined than either one of them could have expected. (AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/222175)
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  au  normallife  pining  long  +2011-06  smut  <25K 
june 2014 by spatz
torakowalski: What We've Got Here Is Enough
They don’t fuck in the Avengers’ Mansion, that’s rule number one of Having A Secret Relationship With Your Ex-Handler.
fic  avengers  slash  clint/coulson  smut  angst  pining  marvel  <10K 
march 2014 by spatz
shell: The Gift of Idunn
"This is a great boon," Thor said reverently as he picked up the sphere, which remained a dull silver color. "It is for the restoration of what is lost, for the righting of wrongs. It was a gift from the goddess Idunn."

AU where Coulson died, but Coulson from an alternate universe gets switched into our universe thanks to a convenient Asgardian sphere. Lovely.
fic  avengers  slash  clint/coulson  pining  au  captive  h/c  marvel  <15K 
march 2014 by spatz
ceres_libera: Switch
Sprawling, wonderful Kirk/McCoy series starting at the Academy and continuing on the Enterprise. Seriously, set aside a day to read this, because once you get caught up in the author's amazing characterization and the slow build relationship and all the awesome OCs, you're not gonna want to stop.
fic  startrek  slash  kirk/mccoy  school  friendship  long  ptsd&trauma  pining  smut  h/c  teamfic  *favorite  aos  >100K 
december 2013 by spatz
torakowalski: And There Are No Words For That
If this is what the middle of the night is usually like, Clint is prepared to visit it way more often.

Ugh, this story is painfully sweet and gorgeously intimate. A go-to comfort read.
fic  avengers  slash  clint/coulson  pining  *comfortread  marvel  <5K 
december 2013 by spatz
infiniteeight: Five People Who Flinched From Phil and the One Person Who Never Did
AU where everybody has telepathy, but Coulson's mental voice is painful to everyone who meets him. Enter Clint, who's mind-deaf. Really lovely, solid worldbuilding for being so short, with A+ pining and skin hunger.
fic  avengers  au  telepathy  slash  clint/coulson  fivethings  pining  precanon  firstmeetings  marvel  <10K 
october 2013 by spatz
manic_intent: Pseudoprime
At first, Harold sleeps with Mr. Reese because the Machine tells him to. What I love about this is that while the premise is mildly cracky, the execution is really not, and plays intriguingly with the Machine's Admin fixation and Harold's difficulty connecting to people.
fic  personofinterest  slash  finch/reese  smut  pining  <10K 
september 2013 by spatz
rageprufrock: Asunder
In which Dean the social worker takes Cas the pediatric surgeon to Sam and Ruby the former drug addicts' wedding. Atmospheric and utterly gorgeous.
fic  supernatural  au  normallife  slash  dean/castiel  het  sam/ruby  marriage  long  pining  *favorite  <25K 
july 2013 by spatz
helenish: Take Clothes Off As Directed
"You can't make a sub the military commander of Atlantis," Ford said.

The fic that kicked off the Directed-verse, a fantastic AU that uses BDSM as an allegory for sexism and gender bias. Classic for a reason, with A++ pining.
fic  stargate  sga  slash  mckay/sheppard  au  bdsm  smut  pining  <15K 
july 2013 by spatz
pixychelle: The Scribbling Lark and the Blackthorn Tree (1/2)
Every year, after his plants died or hibernated, Luna floated in to fill the gap. Extremely lovely look at their relationship and how it develops over the years.
fic  hp  het  neville/luna  pining  friendship  postcanon  <15K 
july 2013 by spatz
neery: Outsider Perspective
He didn't know where he was, he realized. He didn't know how he'd got here, or why he had some crazy stranger trying to choke the life out of him, or... or anything. Good God, he didn't remember anything.

Seriously the best beta I ever got to do, and full of all my favorite things. <3 <3 <3
fic  personofinterest  slash  finch/reese  amnesia  casefile  pining  smut  h/c  *favorite  <15K 
july 2013 by spatz
deastar: So Wise We Grow
“Commander Spock, we have located your son,” the Vulcan lady on the screen says, which would be great, except Jim can tell by the look on Spock’s face that he’s never heard of this kid before in his life. “If it is expedient, the child will be sent to join you on the Enterprise within the week.”

I think I actually like this more for its portrayal of Vulcan culture than the kid stuff, but it's a very sweet read. (AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/55410
fic  startrek  aos  kidfic  au  slash  kirk/spock  pining  <100K 
june 2013 by spatz
killa: What the Heart Remembers
After The Voyage Home, Spock and Kirk struggle with the fallout from the events surrounding Spock's death, and the missing pieces of their twenty-year friendship. Lovely.
fic  startrek  tos  slash  kirk/spock  dreams&nightmares  pining  amnesia  telepathy 
june 2013 by spatz
cloudyjenn: The First Year
When Castiel leaves after Lucifer's defeat, all he asks is that Dean wait for him. So that's exactly what Dean does. (aka the S5 AU where they win, Sam and Dean buy a house, and Dean pines adorably for Cas)
fic  supernatural  au  slash  dean/castiel  het  sam/ofc  pining 
june 2013 by spatz
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