spatz + ptsd&trauma   39

forestgreen: For a Price
"I can't go around being a pseudo-virgin forever. With my luck, word will spread, and every warlock wannabe is gonna come to Chicago seeking the missing ingredient for their virgin sacrifice. I'd rather get rid of the problem on my terms."
fic  dresdenfiles  het  harry/marcone  au  genderswap  bdsm  smut  ptsd&trauma  <25K  +2017-12 
23 days ago by spatz
splinter: Guarded
Max dreams about hands. This is a familiar nightmare: being held and trapped by many grasping fingers. It’s suffocating, as if each touch on his skin was smothering. He wakes in panic from those dreams, fear of contact tangled up with blood and the accusing faces of the dead.

Very rarely, he has a different kind of dream. Sprog holding his hand, or tugging at Max’s trouser leg as if he could climb up him, smiling when he’s lifted and held. Jessie’s hands, ruffling his hair or pinching his bum, precise and steady when she played her saxophone or signed. He dreams of her fingers, stroking idly down his arm, cupping his face or working at knotted muscles in his back.

Gorgeous character study about touch-starvation, with awkward cuddling. *heartclutch*
fic  madmax  gen  postcanon  h/c  friendship  ptsd&trauma  <5K  +2018-01 
7 weeks ago 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
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
underwater_owl: Blood, Coffee, & Motor Oil
A coffee shop AU. Except more complicated. A small town setting, Furiosa is the local mechanic, too much a black sheep in town to be having the easiest time of it. Max is working the local coffee shop, for something to do and a soft place to land while he recovers from raging PTSD incurred during his police work, and Citadel, Australia, is about as small and sleepy a place as it's possible to get, right? The Wives are the residents of a rather discretely run home for abused women that Furiosa supers for when she isn't in her shop. The lesbian separatist feminist motorcycle gang is literally just that.

This is a love story, hinged around a missing person, a suspected homicide, a broken carburetor, and a mutual disdain for pretentious coffee.
fic  madmax  het  max/furiosa  au  normallife  bakeries&baristas  smut  ptsd&trauma  trustissues  torture  kink  bondage  bdsm  <100K  *favorite  +2015-05 
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
battle_cat: Sparring Lessons
The new war girl is a great fighter, but she has one specific problem.
fic  madmax  gen  precanon  ptsd&trauma  <5K  +2015-10 
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
hoosierbitch: B-A-N-A-N-A
Five sleepless nights in the life of Poe Dameron: hotshot pilot, professional hand-holder, droid rescuer, hopeless romantic, and accidental insomniac.
fic  starwars  slash  het  threesome  finn/rey/poe  h/c  fivethings  ptsd&trauma  torture  angst  <15K  +2016-02 
december 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
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
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
dsudis: Shelter and Solace
"We will go to Beta Colony. I have some family there, I think, and--a friend."

AU where Serg kills Ezar first, and Aral flees with Gregor to seek asylum on Beta Colony. Inevitably sad, but with a happy ending.
fic  vorkosigan  het  aral/cordelia  au  ptsd&trauma  h/c  kidfic  <15K  +2014-04 
january 2017 by spatz
jibrailis: Antimony
Dreamshare goes legal, Arthur goes corporate, Eames goes and (against his better judgement) falls in love.

Lyrical, and a really fantastic use of backstory for both of them.
fic  inception  slash  arthur/eames  smut  postcanon  ptsd&trauma  trustissues  dreams&nightmares  <75K  +2015-07 
november 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
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
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
roguewrld: Clint Barton’s Home for Wayward Mind Wiped Assassins
The guy sitting across his kitchen table with the flyer from the bodega was a killer, Clint knew that right away. He wasn’t exactly dirty but his hair was greasy and not pulled back and he was unshaven. He was the very picture of a man come home from something terrible and he wanted a place to stay.

In which Clint rents an apartment to Bucky post-CATWS, not knowing he's the Winter Soldier and Steve's missing friend. If it was any other Marvel character, this would not work, but Clint's unique mix of being a good guy and being painfully clueless at human relationships makes it perfect. It's also not as cracky as I initially thought - Bucky doesn't just show up at Clint's by coincidence. (note: I highly recommend not bothering with Chapter 2 or the sequel, which are pasted-on unresolved Clint/Coulson and basically unnecessary)
fic  avengers  hawkeye  marvel  gen  friendship  ptsd&trauma  h/c  <10K  +2014-06 
may 2016 by spatz
etben: you just can't differentiate
“Phryne, you cannot possibly tell me that you intend to—to seduce a police mechanical.”

Okay, Phryne absolutely *would* seduce a robot given the opportunity, but this story is not really about that. It's an utterly lovely, thoughtful close-to-canon AU, and it's remarkable how seamlessly the author merges the existence of sentient robots into the canon.
fic  missfisher  het  jack/phryne  au  robots  steampunk  ptsd&trauma  yuletide  <5K  +2016-01 
april 2016 by spatz
thebrotherswinchester: you were standing there
Bucky accidentally breaks into the wrong house while drunk. The wrong house happens to belong to Steve Rogers.

Hits right in the sweet spot of 'Bucky thinks he's worthless' and 'Steve is quietly fucked up' for me. Plus, the writing is vivid and atmospheric without being out of character for Bucky.
fic  avengers  marvel  slash  steve/bucky  au  normallife  h/c  *comfortread  <15K  +2014-06  ptsd&trauma  brokenlink 
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
luciazephyr: The Stars and Scones Bakery and Coffee Shop
In which Harry is the best baker in Chicago, but still ends up starting a few fires along the way.
fic  dresdenfiles  slash  harry/marcone  au  bakeries&baristas  ptsd&trauma  +2011-12  <50K  *comfortread 
may 2015 by spatz
kindkit: Ghosts of Ettersberg
There's more than one kind of ghost, and more than one kind of absence.

Obviously the Ettersberg parts have been jossed now, but Nightingale's grief and coping are still lovely.
fic  riversoflondon  gen  ptsd&trauma  yuletide  <5K  +2014-01 
april 2015 by spatz
arsenicjade: Survivor's Guilt
In the wake of Loki, Clint is persona-non-grata at SHIELD.
fic  avengers  slash  clint/coulson  h/c  angst  +2012-12  ptsd&trauma  presumeddead  marvel  <10K 
january 2015 by spatz
Annie D: An Affair in Edge City
Dean is a superhero. Castiel is a mild-mannered reporter trying to get an interview. Superhero AUs are always interesting, but there's a dark edge to this one that I really liked.
fic  supernatural  slash  dean/castiel  au  identityporn  ptsd&trauma  dubcon  <25K 
june 2014 by spatz
nightcamedown: Art of Conflict
"Nate, there's something wrong," Sophie murmured, in the tone that meant she was smiling brightly and talking through her teeth.
fic  leverage  gen  h/c  ptsd&trauma  teamfic  <5K 
june 2014 by spatz
mardia: Fortunate Son
When Leonard McCoy is kidnapped and held for ransom, Jim Kirk and the Enterprise crew have no idea that the kidnapping is connected to McCoy's past as a young doctor on Tarsus IV. This story is fucking awesome.
fic  startrek  long  epic  au  slash  kirk/mccoy  precanon  captive  ptsd&trauma  aos  <75K 
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
mijan: Convergence
Awesome explanation for why Pike was at Riverside, how Bones got recruited, and the beginning of Kirk and McCoy's friendship. Continued in a series set at the academy, but this one's my favorite. Later parts are a hell of a lot of smart plotty fun, albeit a tad overwrought.
fic  startrek  gen  firstmeetings  friendship  long  action/adventure  school  h/c  ptsd&trauma  aos  >100K 
december 2013 by spatz
smilla840: The Evolution of Clint Barton
Clint is 17 the first time he meets Fury. This is what happens after. Moves from a long, hurty backstory through post-movie fix-it.
fic  avengers  slash  clint/coulson  precanon  ptsd&trauma  torture  presumeddead  marvel  <20K 
october 2013 by spatz
blackeyedgirl: I Can Promise You a Happy Ending
A movie marathon had seemed like a harmless idea at the time. For a capkink prompt of the Avengers watching Star Wars, and Steve having problems with the end of The Empire Strikes Back.
fic  avengers  gen  ptsd&trauma  h/c  marvel  <5K 
october 2013 by spatz
astolat: Keep Breathing
Reese came to in the trunk of the car, wrists zip-tied behind his back, sack tied over his head. The wheels were crunching to a halt on a dirt road. A few moments later, the guys opened the trunk and dumped him out and into a hole dug out of soft dirt: a grave.
fic  personofinterest  slash  finch/reese  h/c  ptsd&trauma  <5K 
september 2013 by spatz
miss-porcupine: Impetus
Companion piece to Object in Motion - definitely read that one first.
fic  stargate  sga  gen  au  angst  teamlorne  ptsd&trauma  <10K 
february 2010 by spatz
adina_atl: Green Ice
The case of the Attenbury Emeralds, in which Bertie and Lord Peter know each other, and Bertie gets into some trouble. A surprising twist lifts this above a mere caper and gives Bertie unexpected depth.
fic  crossover  jeevesandwooster  lordpeter  gen  long  capers&cons  yuletide  ptsd&trauma  <15K 
january 2008 by spatz
lightgetsin: Think of Something
The first thing the Doctor does after the fall of Gallifrey is go insane for a while. The second thing he does is accidentally cross timelines with an old friend he hasn't met yet.
fic  doctorwho  gen  ptsd&trauma  angst  <5K 
april 2007 by spatz

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