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In These Frozen and Silent Nights by beethechange
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. "Planning a shoot at a remote cabin in Vermont the week before Christmas wasn't Ryan’s best-ever idea. Taking a leisurely walk in a blizzard wasn't Shane’s. Scrap the ep, there’s a new plan: survive the storm, stay warm, try not to kill each other, and figure some shit out along the way." // 25K, Shane POV all. So clearly Ryan here is not a reader of fanfic, or he would know: a cabin that lacks propane, oil, gas generator, or even a bigass stack of wood is a Canadian shack, and its purpose is porn. Fic does take a v.v. long time to get to the boning, but it's time well spent; at several points was laughing like a loon.
Shane’s not sure how much time has elapsed since Ryan well and truly began to panic, but it’s been at least half an hour.
Shane’s not ready to admit that they’re lost, but he’s also forced to concede that they’re not _not_ lost.
“And people always take their clothes off when they get hypothermia, did you know that? So they’re going to say it was weird sex cult stuff. They will.”
“Shut up, Ryan. Let me think. We’re probably not going to die but I just, I need a minute.”
“I can’t help it, I’m going insane, this is snow madness. If you die first I am going to cut you open and huddle inside your body for warmth like a Tauntaun.”
“Sounds like something a sex cultist would say, but I’m glad you have a solid plan B.”
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  RPS  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  ref:CanadianShack  ref:huddling-for-warmth  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:humor  ref:angst  ref:pining  ref:UST  ref:first-time  via:elise.grey  au:beethechange  fandom:Buzzfeed 
2 days ago
Steel Heart, Sister Stone by scioscribe
Guardians of the Galaxy, Nebula/Gamora. "Gamora looks for her sister. Nebula looks for a weapon to kill their father. In a reality-bending pavilion at the far end of a world, they both get what they want." // 9.6K. IW1 fork AU, fix-it fic, where Gamora and Nebula both take revenge and universe saving into their own hands. Some smut.
fanfic  GotG  femslash  pair:Gamora/Nebula  ref:fixit  ref:ouch  ref:fork  ref:angst  au:scioscribe  fandom:GotG  fandom:Avengers 
2 days ago
The Night War by praximeter (Zimario)
Captain America, gen. A series of meta fics featuring Bucky Barnes. The first one is a diary/field journal by Barnes posthumously published as a memoir. The others are post-war newspaper articles about members of his family. There are also a set of character podfics.
* "The Night War: 60th Anniversary Edition," https://archiveofourown.org/works/11314224 "In 1947, Master Sergeant James B. Barnes's surviving field journals were posthumously published as the classic war memoir The Night War. Now a high school history classroom mainstay and required reading at West Point, this highly anticipated 60th Anniversary Edition presents the original, unedited text alongside detailed historical notes that provide important context to the extraordinary wartime heroics of Captain America and the Howling Commandos."
//109+K. Takes a while to read, but pretty engrossing. Tons of OCs, provides a backstory for Bucky plus has all the Howling Commandos content that I'd wanted the movie to have; expands on their operations against Hydra and role in Allied propaganda. Labeled as a pairing fic, but it's solidly gen. (In retrospect, I guess that "F.L." entry is supposed to be hinting that Bucky's gate swings both ways. But who knows?) Anyway, good read. My usual problem with these types of fics is that they're faux-RL publications that typically skip RL editing. This one's not awful in that respect.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  gen  pair:SteveRogers|BuckyBarnes  ref:meta  ref:epistolary  ref:angst  ref:PTSD  ref:WWII  ref:historical  via:epaulettes  au:praximeter  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
3 days ago
It’s the Heat, Clearly by greenapricot
Lewis, James/Robbie. "It’s the heat, clearly. That’s why he’s imagining the hopeful, expectant look Hathaway gives him. Another couple of days of this and he’ll be completely off his head." // 4K, Lewis POV, wherein Lewis appreciates yet fails to recognize Hathaway's extended seduction campaign for what it is. Woo, new Lewis fics.
fanfic  Lewis  slash  pair:RobbieLewis/JamesHathaway  ref:UST  ref:pining  ref:first-time  au:greenapricot  fandom:Lewis 
7 days ago
The Internet Was a Mistake by kageygirl
Kingsman, Eggsy/Harry, AU. Drunk!Eggsy becomes enamored of a professor featured on a BBC nature show, and his life takes a mortifying turn, courtesy Twitter. // 3K, short, gen-ish, and v.v. cute.
Unsaid, but fairly fucking obvious in hindsight, was that Harry Hart did not have a lot to do in his free time to have delved that deeply into Eggsy's timeline, and that Eggsy might have wanted to consider that a lepidoperist with 53 Twitter followers might well notice picking up a new one with whom he was not personally acquainted and thus do some digging, and also that Eggsy was an idiot and the entire internet was a mistake.
fanfic  Kingsman  slash  pair:HarryHart/EggsyUnwin  AU  ref:Internet  ref:humor  ref:pining  ref:meet-cute  via:we.are.golden  au:kageygirl  fandom:Kingsman 
8 days ago
13 Genuinely Awful Things About Steven by thefourthvine
Buzzfeed Worth It, Andrew/Steven. "Andrew’s learned to like cake, he’s learned to like oysters, and he’s learned to like Steven." // ~10K. Andrew POV. An expanded listicle of USTing and denial that loosely follows the season progressions. Read half of this at yuletide before wandering off in search of smut, but it's fine for the grumpy/happy vibe (tho needs more Adam, like the rest of life). Plus offers excuse to rewatch the cocktail episode.
A hand passes in front of Andrew’s face. “You with me?” Steven asks.
“Sorry,” Andrew says, hating himself a little. “I was busy growing as a person.”
Steven, being Steven, declares a break from their meeting. “We should give Andrew the space he needs to become his best self!” he says.
“Also, we need coffee,” Adam says. “It’s fucking nine in the morning.”
“Okay, and also we need coffee. Andrew? Does your new self drink coffee?”
Andrew’s pretty sure his new self is going to need coffee even more than his old self did, so he nods.
fanfic  BuzzfeedWorthIt  RPS  slash  pair:AndrewIlnyckyj/StevenLim  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:pining  ref:denial  ref:UST  ref:humor  ref:first-time  au:thefourthvine  fandom:Buzzfeed 
8 days ago
How to File Form 39-B by thehoyden
Naruto, Kakashi/Iruka. "The first time Iruka met Hatake Kakashi, he was still on some pretty good painkillers." // 10K. Have reread this a few times in the past. The premise here is that they've vaguely known each other via Naruto from the start. This somehow leads to a three-bedroom with modcons, a semi-permanent Naruto, and a far=too-frequent dinner guest. Very slow-mo romance, fun trope onslaught, including at least one major dustup.
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  ref:molasses  ref:miscommunication  ref:first-time  ref:marriage-of-convenience  ref:domestic  ref:curtainfic  ref:H/C  au:Hoyden  fandom:Naruto 
14 days ago
Hold Your Breath, It Gets Better by beethechange
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. While they're working at Ryan's place, Shane opens the wrong drawer in search of camera batteries. Or maybe the right drawer. Certainly the revelatory drawer. // 10K, Ryan POV. PWP with an extended setup, eventually featuring "butt stuff" (but no aliens), that had me laughing out loud actual a few times.
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  ref:PWP  ref:first-time  ref:humor  ref:banter  ref:sextoys  ref:bffs-to-lovers  au:beethechange  fandom:Buzzfeed 
14 days ago
Needs by paxnirvana
Naruto, Kakashi/Iruka. Iruka doesn't know him very well but lets Kakashi pick him up in a bar one night. A one-night stand multiplies into several of them, and Iruka starts thinking maybe that's not enough for him. // 25.6K. Iruka POV, a v.v. long, v.v. readable PWP with feelings.
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  ref:PWP  ref:first-time  ref:established  ref:fuckbuddies  au:paxnirvana  fandom:Naruto 
14 days ago
Touchstone by paxnirvana
Naruto, Kakashi/Iruka. "Unexpected advice and village rules conspire against Kakashi." Here, as an active-duty jounin, Kakashi must register a mandatory "touchstone," a legal third party who'll keep an eye on his medical / mental / social health -- a job no one wants in his case. So, understandably, the passing acquaintance he dragoons into the role this time around is less than enthusiastic.
"Iruka-kun, other than the shocking rudeness he’s displayed by nominating you without asking, do you have some other, more substantial, reason to refuse to assist this jounin?" Tsunade says calmly, steepling her fingers in front of her face now and fixing the chuunin with her most steely gaze. Kakashi knows that the forbidding pose is to help her keep from breaking out into a smug grin. She’s a crappy gambler for a reason.
The trap is sprung. "N-no, Hokage-sama," Iruka says, his tone muted, his defeat clear to him now.
"Good. It should only last a few months at most anyway. The brat is incorrigible. But bear in mind I won’t accept your resignation for at least a month. I have faith in you, Iruka-kun. Do your best!"
// 12K. Unexpectedly wonderful, enjoyable fic that trucks heavy additional world-building weight on the side by meditating on how Konoha society could actually work. Kakashi POV (largely oblivious to his own motives), and loads of dog/ninken content, which always makes me happy. Funny with a persistent undercurrent of sadness, no smut, but HEA of the preslash variety.

ETA: Still thinking about this one. Another interpretation could be that Kohona's famous, genius jounin, an exemplar of *their* ninja way of life ... is an emotionally stunted sociopath with an unrelentingly tragic past. Which everyone's aware of but him. Which makes Jiraiya ten kinds of asshole for pointing him at an innocent bystander by way of containment move. HUH. I'd say the same for Tsunade, except I think she's actually trying to balance Iruka's best interests as well; he's in desperate need a more appreciative, less homicidal SO, and Kakashi could potentially latch on and grow into that role. So OTOH humorous situation, OTOH ... really not.
via:akaelissa  fanfic  Naruto  slash  gen  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  ref:plot  ref:humor  ref:oblivious  ref:miscommunication  ref:dogs  ref:best-of-rec  au:paxnirvana  fandom:Naruto  ref:stalking 
15 days ago
Wide as the Sky by Persiflager
God's Own Country, Gheorghe/Johnny. "Gheorghe stays and they make a life (and cheese)." // <1K, but it's a shiny little HEA gem.
fanfic  GodsOwnCountry  slash  pair:JohnnySaxby/GheorgheIonescu  ref:postcanon  ref:domestic  ref:curtainfic  ref:farming  via:sunrayravine  au:Persiflager  fandom:MiscFilms 
21 days ago
Precious Metals (series) by StrikerEureka
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. Yet another demon!Shane AU, tho a bit better written than most, and without too much in the way of porn. (The titles on these are so unmemorable that they've been useless for sparking my memory of the fics' content. Eh.)

* "I'm Clean Out of Air in My Lungs," https://archiveofourown.org/works/14279739 // 16K. Ryan and Shane are in a car accident. Shane doesn't seem too badly hurt, which starts Ryan suspecting something's amiss with him. (Narrator: He's right.)

* "These Are What They Call Hard Feelings," https://archiveofourown.org/works/14584731 // 18K. Welp, Shane's been a demon all along. Ryan's still kinda into him anyway. Lots of making out and bonding ensues, but Ryan's headaches and nosebleeds are becoming an issue.

* "You Can Feel It on the Way Home," https://archiveofourown.org/works/15156122 // 38K. "Something has noticed Ryan and it isn’t content to just watch and wait. While Shane attempts to share his true sight with Ryan, things begin to quickly fall apart. Ryan thinks he’s losing his grip on reality and Shane takes entirely too long to figure out what’s really at play. They’re closer to one another than ever before, but it might not stay that way if they can’t beat what is coming for them."
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  ref:series  ref:demon  ref:possession  ref:soulbond  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:first-time  au:StrikerEureka  fandom:Buzzfeed 
21 days ago
Prickly by softestpunk
Witcher, Geralt/Emhyr. "Having pissed off the wrong sorceress, Emhyr finds himself turned into an actual, literal hedgehog (ha, ha), dumped in the Novigrad wilderness, and at the mercy of Geralt of Rivia, who has absolutely no reason to help him." // 27K. Emhyr is a cuddly if prickly creature until Geralt breaks the latest curse. It's cute enough, not too OTT, though the OMG ILU seemed a bit too fast. Same paragraphing issues and lack of detail as the other fic, but readable.
fanfic  Witcher  slash  pair:Geralt/Emhyr  ref:animal-transform  ref:curse  ref:plot  ref:roadtrip  ref:first-time  au:softestpunk  fandom:Witcher 
24 days ago
Unintended by softestpunk
Witcher, Geralt/Emhyr. "Do it for Ciri" can persuade Geralt to ignore his best judgment: "'I brought you here to ask for your hand in marriage,' Emhyr pronounced carefully. Geralt and Emhyr get married, for political reasons." // 22K. This author needs to figure out how paragraphs work. After umpteen one-sentence "paragraphs" interrupting her dialogue, I'd forget what the hell the characters were discussing and have to scroll back to remind myself. Repeatedly. But! Otherwise it's mildly humorous and engaging read with some sex here and there.
fanfic  Witcher  slash  pair:Geralt/Emhyr  ref:plot  ref:pretendcouple  ref:marriage-of-convenience  ref:humor  ref:first-time  via:esther_a  au:softestpunk  fandom:Witcher 
24 days ago
The Testimony of Dragon’s Teeth - Sarah Monette
I had known Geoffrey Usborne Bryant at school, so when I read of his death in the paper, I felt a chill. Only the chill of mortality, Death’s bony finger running along my spine—no more than that, for I had not known him well. Certainly not well enough that we would have called each other friend.

And then, I suppose, I forgot about the matter entirely, for it came as a violent shock, some six months later, to learn that Usborne Bryant, having neither kin nor kith, had left his papers to the Parrington Museum.
profic  BoneKey  gen  ref:curse  via:sophia_sol  au:sarahmonette  fandom:BoneKey 
27 days ago
Between the Noise by sparklyslug
DS9, Julian/Garak. Their daughter wants to move back in, with her husband in tow ... because reasons. Julian is delighted at any opportunity to see Garak rendered speechless. // 2.4K. Postcanon, on Cardassia, situation wherein Julian and Garak took in war orphans. Thus kidfic.
fanfic  DS9  gen  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:postcanon  ref:Cardassia  ref:humor  ref:kidfic  ref:domestic  ref:curtainfic  au:sparklyslug  fandom:DS9  ref:vignette 
29 days ago
The 50/50 Consensus by TheoMiller
DS9, Garak/Bashir, gen. "It's a problem of genetic differences and environmental factors. Always too cold, always too bright, always surrounded by people who despise him: Elim Garak is miserable." // 3.4K. Julian decides Garak's quarters should be warmer. This effort escalates beyond Julian's purview, and Garak succumbs to paranoia. A fic of fluffiness and zero smut. I rather liked the notion that Bajorans used light as an offensive tool for the resistance.
fanfic  DS9  gen  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:humor  au:TheoMiller  fandom:DS9 
4 weeks ago
Off to the Races by Eve_Louise
DS9, Julian/Garak. "When DS9 intercepts a communication from the Orion Syndicate inviting a Cardassian Gul to an outlying moon, they ask their resident Cardassian to go undercover. With a Starfleet partner, of course, and who better than the intrepid Doctor Bashir?" // 20K. Julian's pleased to get a chance to be a real life spy -- but it's as a Bond Girl, the arm-candy from Risa for Garak, who's less than enthusiastic about the whole affair. So the leap to OMG ILU is whiplash sudden, but that aside it's pretty fun and twisty.
fanfic  DS9  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:plot  ref:undercover  ref:pretendcouple  ref:spies  ref:criminals  ref:voyeurism  ref:pining  ref:casefic  ref:first-time  au:Eve_Louise  fandom:DS9  via:The_Electriclady 
4 weeks ago
Strange and Distant Shores by gryvon
DS9, Garak/Bashir. "In 2398, reporter Felix Marian interviews Chairman Garak and Ambassador Bashir about the formation of the Cardassian Democratic Union and ends up learning more about Cardassia than he intended." // 6.8K. Outside POV interspersed with Julian POV anecdotes. Not an exciting version of "Julian runs off to Cardassia to be a doctor," but I'll read any version of that. Some smut.
fanfic  DS9  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  yuletide  yuletide2012  ref:postcanon  ref:first-time  ref:pining  ref:outsiderPOV  au:gryvon  fandom:DS9 
4 weeks ago
High Winds in Northern Sky by thehoyden
Hockey RPF (Penguins), Sid/Geno. Due South AU. Constable Crosby must go undercover as the college-student husband of an Interpol agent infiltrating the Russian mob's attempt to secure a foothold in Toronto. In the meantime, Tim Horton has begun to skate on a pond in Sid's closet. // 16K, Sidney POV. Wasn't sure I'd like this one, but it turned out to be rather nifty, with a Due South-ish situation rather than a direct one-to-one. Strange goings on, less than helpful animals, hockey, investigating, mobsters, and grocery shopping.
fanfic  HockeyRPS  Due-South  pair:SidneyCrosby/EvgenyMalkin  AU  ref:fusionfic  ref:Penguins  ref:undercover  ref:marriage-of-convenience  ref:casefic  ref:domestic  ref:ghosts  ref:UST  au:Hoyden  fandom:HockeyRPS  fandom:DueSouth 
4 weeks ago
Wear Your Colors by arrow (esteefee)
Due South, Fraser/RayK. "A tough case forces Fraser to wear low-rise jeans and pretend he and Ray are a couple. *woe*" // 13K. Fraser POV. Ohmygod, it's a new Due South fic, and the fun pretend couple kind. ^__^
via:templemarker  fanfic  Due-South  slash  pair:Fraser/Kowalski  ref:post-cotw  ref:undercover  ref:pretendcouple  ref:pretendgay  ref:domestic  ref:pining  ref:UST  ref:first-time  au:arrow  au:esteefee  fandom:DueSouth 
4 weeks ago
The Denial Twist by beethechange
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. After their Mothman taunting in WV, both start to show up in each other's surreal, vaguely historical dreams. But when a Knott's Berry Farm dream turns homicidal, they admit their situation's completely out of control. // 35K. So dream sharing, USTing, potentially a supernatural yenta. Fun stuff. Obviously a fantasy because no one's bare ass gets chomped by mosquitoes.
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  ref:ep-related  ref:dreams  ref:angst  ref:denial  ref:UST  ref:fantasy  ref:miscommunication  ref:yenta  via:as_lld_again  au:beethechange  fandom:Buzzfeed 
4 weeks ago
Buratino by Domenika Marzione (domarzione)
Captain America, gen. "Bucky Barnes is still tangled in his puppet strings even though he's free." // 30K. At halfway point but tapping out. Seems to be ultimate expression of this ficcer's talent for converting fanfic tropes into Ambien. Saving for nights when I need help getting to sleep.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  BlackPanther  gen  ref:soporific  au:domarzione  fandom:BlackPanther  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
4 weeks ago
Inside Outside by SoniaVice
Justified, Rayland/OMC, series. Three fics, starting in Kentucky and ending in Florida, that follow an odd, complicated relationship.

* "The Inside Man," https://archiveofourown.org/works/14696973 "Raylan just wants to make a case against Robert Quarles, and if the missing Brady Hughes is his way inside, he'll take it."
"Deputy," Jack said, leaning in like he was imparting a secret. "Everyone knows nothing. And I'd be obliged, sir, if you would not drive up and down the strip in your big black automobile. It's bad for business."
// 8.5K. Rayland tolerates a teenage street-kid/hooker who's latched onto him in the course of an investigation and begun to treat him like his go-to for free food and showers. The ultimate result is unwelcome admissions by Rayland (and Tim) about Rayland's sexuality.

* "Acting Out," https://archiveofourown.org/works/14901011 "Art has an assignment for Raylan and Tim: Go find the fugitive who keeps showing up in the back room of the local gay strip club." // 13K. As Rayland and Tim sidle around the bar scene flashing a photo and asking questions, they encounter an unexpected person playing an unexpected role.

* "Going In and Coming Out," https://archiveofourown.org/works/14939091 "Jack visits Raylan's house in Miami on a very important job, and then, in between patching the bullet holes and cleaning up the mess, Raylan finally sorts out his own life." // 15K. A fraught hostage situation gets resolved with mayhem, bloodshed, and unpleasant personal revelations about everyone involved. (HEA tho.)

// Super readable series (in spite of typos here and there that completely warp the meaning of sentences). The OMC is well constructed and interesting, and he's a great means of poking in Rayland's messed up psyche. I've never seen the show, but I liked this fic, so zero canon knowledge required.
fanfic  Justified  slash  pair:RaylandGivens/OMC  ref:series  ref:casefic  ref:banter  ref:cops-crooks  ref:deception  ref:disguise  ref:sexworker  au:SoniaVice  fandom:Justified 
4 weeks ago
Ghosts Can't Pick Up Power Drills (probably) by anarchetypal
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. Ryan refuses to have sex where a dude was murdered with a power drill. // ~1K. Short, fun, bantery, IC.
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  slash  RPS  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  ref:established  ref:humor  ref:banter  au:anarchetypal  fandom:Buzzfeed 
4 weeks ago
Everything's Weird and We're Always in Danger by beethechange
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. They're doing an overnight in a supposedly haunted hotel when Ryan acquires the persistent hard-on from hell. Shane's skeptical about the whole ritual cure of curses notion but selflessly agrees to help him out. // ~16K. Shane POV, case fic, after a fashion. (Still cannot believe I've now sat through all those Unsolved episodes and even that fucking hot daga thing. The real curse here is Fandom...) Not exactly WNGWJLEO in the traditional sense but next-door to it.
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  slash  RPS  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  ref:casefic  ref:fuckordie  ref:curse  ref:humor  ref:angst  ref:bros  ref:bffs-to-lovers  via:Aidara  au:beethechange  fandom:Buzzfeed 
4 weeks ago
Family Placement by notlucy
Captain America, Steve/Bucky, historical AU. After his mother dies, sixteen-year-old Steve Rogers joins an orphan train from NYC to points West, willing to work hard on a Catholic family's farm to save up to make his own land claim. But it's not until the end of the line in Kansas when a surly (and atheist) farmer with a bum arm from the war picks up his contract, desperate enough for a farmhand to take whoever's left. // 88K, filled with 1880s farming and pining on prairie. Doesn't go overboard on the Steve maladies for a pleasant change. The shipping moves sloooow, but gets quite porny thereafter, with a fair topping of religious angst. Background Sam/Natasha. HEA.
via:norwich36  fanfic  CaptainAmerica  slash  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  AU  ref:historical  ref:farmer  ref:angst  ref:PTSD  ref:molasses  ref:pining  ref:UST  ref:huddling-for-warmth  ref:miscommunication  ref:goats  au:notlucy  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
5 weeks ago
This Is The Best Day Ever by AndromedaStarr
Dresden Files, Harry/Marcone. "Harry and Marcone are hit by a spell in the course of an assassination attempt. Weirdness and hilarity ensue." // 8K. As advertised, a basic, by-the-numbers sex pollen fic. (Pit of Voles)
fanfic  DresdenFiles  slash  pair:HarryDresden/JohnMarcone  ref:sexpollen  ref:curse  ref:first-time  ref:enemyslash  ref:enemysex  au:AndromedaStarr  fandom:DresdenFiles 
6 weeks ago
Endless War by Nonymos
DC/Marvel, BlackPanther/Avengers/Deadpool/Sandman, gen(ish). "There is always something more to lose. (Which means all is not lost.)" After Shuri declares an endless war on death, the Endless answer comes in the form of Death -- who's hitched a ride with Deadpool, who can't stay dead. Result: a new stone chase, each manifested through her siblings. // ~27K. Largely (but not entirely) Okoye, Steve, Wade POVs. Seems like a cleverish crossover with a fantasy group-quest setup, with a lot of characterization stuff. Pretty readable. Technically it's a Steve/Bucky, if only for providing the primary impetus.
fanfic  BlackPanther  Avengers  Cable-and-Deadpool  Sandman  gen  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  ref:xover  ref:fixit  ref:angst  ref:plot  au:nonymos  fandom:Avengers  fandom:MiscDC  fandom:Cable&Deadpool 
7 weeks ago
The Ghost and Good Queen Val by Wildehack (Tyleet)
Avengers/Thor, Valkyrie/Loki, Valkyrie/Loki/Thor. Valkyrie must wrangle a ship full of displaced Asgardians who've decided to dub her their queen, a peanut gallery of socialist tag-along gladiators, and an annoyingly silent and sporadic ghost. // 8.3K. Valkyrie POV, partially set post-T3, part post-A:IW. Weird brotherly dynamics, amusing/sad outcomes, and oddly warm and fuzzy resolution. All-around enjoyable fix-it fic. Korg is esp. great in this one.
fanfic  Thor  Avengers  gen  slash  pair:Valkyrie/Loki  pair:Valkyrie/Loki/Thor  ref:pining  ref:first-time  ref:fixit  ref:humor  ref:angst  ref:magic  via:norwich36  au:wildehack  fandom:Thor 
7 weeks ago
Negatized by thingswithwings
Community, Troy/Abed. "The Inspector is famously thought of as asexual; the Anti-Inspector is . . . not. Abed likes to play both roles." When Inspector Spacetime gets negatized, Constable Reggie must contend with the Anti-Inspector's evil desires. // 2.4K, Imaginary noncon. :D
fanfic  Community  slash  pair:AbedNadir/TroyBarnes  ref:roleplay  ref:noncon  ref:enemysex  ref:enemyslash  ref:humor  ref:established  au:thingswithwings  fandom:Community 
8 weeks ago
A Hard Day's Night by thedeadparrot
Community, Abed, Troy, Annie, gen. "Abed gets home after a rough day at work." Unfortunately, Abed lost his job when someone dropped a helicarrier on his cubicle. // 1K crossover, the end of Abed's secret government mail sorting. Warm and fuzzy fic, oddly enough.
fanfic  Community  CaptainAmerica  gen  pair:AbedNadir|TroyBarnes|AnnieEdison  ref:xover  ref:humor  ref:domestic  au:thedeadparrot  fandom:CaptainAmerica  fandom:Community 
8 weeks ago
Suppression Systems (the Boardroom Boogaloo remix) by Teaotter
Iron Man, gen. "Her vital signs are stable. Her blood work is as normal as it’s going to get. She's going to have to learn to live with the effects of Extremis eventually. In the meantime, Stark Industries is beginning to implode from the rumors circulating about her condition." // 3K. Post-IM3. Pepper (POV) goes back to work. Read this one a fair while back, thought I'd saved it, mainly for the part where it expands a little on Pepper and Natalie's relationship.
fanfic  IronMan  gen  pair:PepperPotts/TonyStark  pair:PepperPotts|NatalieRushman  ref:fork  ref:angst  ref:disabilities  au:teaotter  fandom:IronMan 
8 weeks ago
Revisions to a 'Dear Writer' Letter, Yuletide 2035. by Lanna Michaels (lannamichaels)
The Martian, gen. "To whoever matched me on NASA RPF and didn't just now default, you are my hero." // 1K. As advertised, a yuletide letter -- and ensuing addenda -- from a NASA fan with a Mars Ares mission RPF request. Where coffeeshop AU = despair. Clever.
fanfic  TheMartian  gen  yuletide2016  ref:epistolary  ref:fandom  ref:angst  ref:humor  ref:meta  au:lannamichaels  fandom:MiscFilms 
8 weeks ago
Catching Bullets in Our Teeth by anothercover
Avengers, Clint/Laura, Clint/Natasha, Natasha/Bucky. "Retirement, it turns out, is not a thing that Clint is adjusting to very well. Or, you know, at all. It didn't occur to him that when he dropped the team, it would mean he'd lose Natasha, too." // 77.6K. Natasha/Clint alternating POVs. It's readable? Most Hawkeye fics are still running with the Fraction version; this one tackles all the WTF AoU family issues head on, wallows in them, then works them out to a divorce conclusion. Pretty obvious in reading that it began before a lot of more recent MCU; the later coverage of those movies is a bit clumsy, but not too bad. 100% het herein. With strict AoU canon, there's simply no way Clint comes off as anything but an asshole, imho; that's doubly the case here, imho again. But I like Natasha fics...
fanfic  Avengers  het  pair:ClintBarton/NatashaRomanoff  pair:ClintBarton/LauraBarton  pair:NatashaRomanova/BuckyBarnes  ref:AoU  ref:established  ref:first-time  ref:angst  ref:infidelity  ref:H/C  ref:families  au:anothercover  fandom:Avengers 
8 weeks ago
Targeted Persuasion by galwednesday
Iron Man, Tony/Rhodey, AU-ish. Rhodey loses all patience with Tony's attempts to set him up with a suitable beard for his presidential run, so he hauls Tony off to be his future First Husband. // 2K. IM3+ only. This one's great because it's Rhodey steamrolling Tony rather than vice versa.
fanfic  IronMan  slash  pair:TonyStark/JamesRhodes  ref:fork  ref:established  ref:humor  ref:marriage  via:sophia_sol  au:galwednesday  fandom:IronMan 
8 weeks ago
The Stars They Sewed on Us by Speranza
Captain America, Steve/Bucky, gen-ish. "Do you remember the time I was only Steve and you were only Bucky? Do you remember when we were only two boys from Brooklyn?" // 9.5K. Bucky (POV) gets deprogrammed in Wakanda, which manifests as a series of increasingly elaborate mental AUs. Interesting read. Tags later.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  slash  gen  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  ref:postcanon  via:templemarker  au:Speranza  au:cesperanza  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
9 weeks ago
Scorn of the Outer Dark by the_ragnarok
Person of Interest/Lovecraft, Finch/Reese. "'My name is Harold Finch. You can call me whatever you like, Mr. Reese. Your former employers have remanded you to my service' ... Finch says. 'In particular, I will ask of you certain intimate liberties.' The corner of John's mouth curves up. That has to be the most polite way anyone has ever informed John they'd be fucking him." John is the agency's Andromeda. // 6K. As the author puts it, "john: very casual about being tortured and raped, just don't tell him he's a good person." For a tentacle rapefic, it's not esp. porny (with zero probing, squirming, ichor, or fluids of any other kind...oh well). It's more a situational/relationship thing? Even the angst is rather low key. It's tagged as "creepy fluff," which seems accurate? Fun stuff.
fanfic  Person-of-Interest  slash  pair:HaroldFinch/JohnReese  AU  ref:tentacles  ref:dubcon  ref:HPL  ref:slavery  ref:fluff  via:shadowkeeper  au:the_ragnarok  fandom:PersonofInterest 
9 weeks ago
Occupational Hazard by aloneintherain
Spider-man, gen. Peter's having trouble sleeping and keeping everything together. He figures out how to let other people help. // 10K. Sort of an afterschool special fic, but more interesting and really IC for everyone, esp. Tony Stark and MJ (wonderfully weird).
fanfic  Spiderman  gen  ref:PTSD  ref:angst  ref:humor  ref:banter  au:aloneintherain  fandom:Spiderman 
9 weeks ago
A Rare Book of Cunning Device - Ben Aaronovitch
Rivers of London, canon. Peter solo investigates a poltergeist in the British Library.
“Aha!” said the librarian.  "You must be Mamusu’s boy.“  The librarian was a tiny, round-faced white woman, who appeared to be dressed in several layers of brightly-colored cardigans.
I confirmed that I was that Peter Grant, and she beamed at me.
"I knew your mum back in Freetown when she was just a wee slip of a girl,” she said.
// WOW, so helpful. Have audio but lack ability to follow people reading aloud. Thank you, fandom.
profic  Rivers-of-London  gen  ref:casefic  via:sophia_sol  au:BenAaronovitch  fandom:RiversOfLondon 
9 weeks ago
Tezeta (Nostalgia) by vowelinthug
Black Panther/Captain America, Steve/Bucky. "Steve Rogers is a terrible tourist, and a lousy house guest." Steve hies himself to Wakanda the instant Shuri gives him an all-clear, without any clear idea of how he and Bucky are going to relate to each other now. // 20K, Steve POV. A gentle fic without too much angst, devoted to both gradually figuring out the other, now that they have a mutual pause in the action. Steve as Wakanda's first official tourist, and Bucky as less than appreciative of Wakandan popular culture (Garando!). A brief but pretty excellent conversation with T'Challa in here. I liked this fic so much. Typos throughout, but very readable anyway.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  BlackPanther  slash  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  ref:goats  ref:H/C  ref:humor  ref:pining  ref:first-time  via:as_lld_again  au:vowelinthug  fandom:CaptainAmerica  fandom:BlackPanther 
10 weeks ago
M is for Murder by rohkeutta
Captain America, Steve/Bucky. Bucky needs has bills to pay and wants to give back to his community. Posting his services online kills two birds with one stone in a literal way.
"I’m pretty low on funds and need to make ends meet this month," Barnes types slowly into a new post three days later. "I’m taking commissions for hits in the New York City area.
Will Not Kill: Captain America or other Avengers.
Will partially refund payment if target turns out to be HYDRA.
Will not go to Jersey. No dismemberment or killing children.
Message for negotiations and payment details."
4K. Was reading this again. Fairly short. Found the Briticisms too distracting the first time around; second time around found it absurd, funny.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  slash  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  ref:pining  ref:humor  ref:fluff  via:zimaya  au:rohkeutta  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
10 weeks ago
The Dawn Will Break Before You by thepartyresponsible
Iron Man/Batman (MCU/DC), Jason/Tony. Interrupted in the midst of car theft, Jason, a small-time crook outta Gotham, finds himself the newest acquisition of a brilliant but self-destructive billionaire. But working as Tony's bodyguard Jason finds himself growing too invested and his own issues dovetailing far too neatly with those of his employer. // 12.6K, Jason POV (a never-Robin version). This is so, so good. Two damaged twentysomethings muddle along as employer/employee with massive doses of fluff, unacknowledged feelings, and banter. Pining galore. Pretty delightful fic, no knowledge of either canon required.
The man squints at him, focusing completely on him for maybe the first time in this entire conversation. Jason’s a little alarmed to find there’s a lot of intelligence in those eyes; he hadn’t expected it. He wonders if he’ll need to threaten him, maybe bash him lightly around the head a couple times to encourage him not to remember his face.
After several long seconds of staring, he starts fumbling in his pants.
“Woah,” Jason says, genuinely startled. “Where the hell is this going?”
He looks up at Jason, awfully snide for a man with his hand down the front of his pants, and then pulls his hand back up, wallet cradled in his palm. “Please,” he says, “you’re not that cute.”
“I’m a fucking heartbreaker,” Jason says, letting out a relieved breath. “Watch your fucking mouth.”
“Okay, heartbreaker,” he says, “how much to put the tires back on the car?”
Jason rolls his eyes again and gestures at him with the lug wrench. “Why don’t I just beat you up and steal your money? Is this the first time you’ve been to a bad part of town? Don’t show me your wallet, asshole. Come on.”
He heaves a heavy, aggrieved sigh and starts pulling out bills. “Five hundred?” He tries. “Six? We can go to an ATM.”
“You are mugging yourself,” Jason says, oddly impressed. “Holy shit.”
fanfic  IronMan  Batman  slash  pair:TonyStark/JasonTodd  AU  ref:xover  ref:meet-cute  ref:criminal  ref:bodyguard  ref:pining  ref:humor  ref:angt  ref:banter  via:theodosia21  au:thepartyresponsible  fandom:IronMan  fandom:Batman 
10 weeks ago
The Jeopardy and Jazz Affair by PR Zed (przed)
Captain America/Man from UNCLE, Natasha/Bucky, Steve/Bucky, Natasha/Bucky/Steve. "Romanoff, Bukonin and Rogers are the best field agents in Alexander Waverly's United Network Command for Law and Enforcement. But even the best can make mistakes. So, when Bukonin is snatched by Hydra, it's up to Romanoff and Rogers to rescue him. And for both of them, the stakes are so much more than professional." // 13K. Natasha POV throughout. Not really a case fic. Evidently a melange of the TV show and the more recent movie (which I've not seen), a team with Steve as an American agent, Bucky as a Russian agent, and Natasha as ... I'm not sure, tbh. Mostly German, part Russian? Something like that. I like the idea of it, and it's not too long, but it plods a bit.
fanfic  ManFromUNCLE  CaptainAmerica  het  slash  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  pair:NatashaRomanova/BuckyBarnes  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes/NatashaRomanova  ref:fusionfic  ref:xover  ref:spies  ref:H/C  ref:poly  ref:established  au:przed  fandom:CaptainAmerica  fandom:MUNCLE 
11 weeks ago
Full Metal Sasquatch by newsbypostcard
Captain America, Steve/Bucky. William (a hairy, paranoid, unemployed Brooklyn hipster) is baffled yet reluctantly impressed by the popularity of the cat memes and boring food photos his friend Karen (a natty executive assistant) keeps posting on Instagram. He starts his own account in hopes a hobby will help alleviate his aggressive pining after his long-distance boyfriend, Patrick (an American art student in Paris), whom he hasn't seen in three years. Meanwhile, ever since Captain America started to open carry a gun, he's been accused of supporting a conservative political agenda... // 20.7K: "(Bucky!Cap, doing his best.)" 100% Bucky POV. His hardcore dedication to removing Steve from the grid is sadness, and his getting swept up in spite of himself with a tiny taste of Instafame is endearing. So, so much pining here. Good times.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  slash  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  AU  ref:fork  ref:established  ref:plot  ref:humor  ref:undercover  ref:pining  ref:Internet  via:norwich36  au:newsbypostcard  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
11 weeks ago
Loved Me Back to Life by 13thDoctor, JHarkness
Deadpool, Nathan/Wade. "When Cable had declared he’d stick around a little longer in Wade’s timeline, Wade didn’t expect him to squeeze his triangular shoulders into the cab’s backseat and head back to the X-Mansion with the rest of the team." // 3K. More PWP.
fanfic  Cable-and-Deadpool  slash  pair:Cable/Deadpool  pair:WadeWilson/NathanSummers  ref:postcanon  ref:PWP  ref:first-time  ref:movieverse  via:shadowkeeper  au:13thdoctor  au:jharkness  fandom:Cable&Deadpool 
11 weeks ago
Daddy by shittershutter
Deadpool, Wade/Nathan. When Nathan's fucking Wade, he's not thinking about Other Things. And neither is Wade. // <1K. Straight up PWP, not esp. kinky. I wonder if I'll need a "cyberdick" tag...
fanfic  Cable-and-Deadpool  slash  pair:Cable/Deadpool  pair:WadeWilson/NathanSummers  ref:PWP  ref:angst  ref:established  ref:movieverse  au:shittershutter  fandom:Cable&Deadpool 
12 weeks ago
Conspiracy Theories by manic_intent
Deadpool, Wade/Nathan. Wade discovers that there's new competition in town for all the high-paying gigs: Dopinder? // 4.5K. Whee. Smut.
fanfic  Cable-and-Deadpool  slash  pair:Cable/Deadpool  pair:WadeWilson/NathanSummers  ref:postcanon  ref:humor  ref:first-time  ref:movieverse  via:shadowkeeper  au:manic_intent  fandom:Cable&Deadpool 
12 weeks ago
Out of the Strong Comes Sweetness by aerialiste
Black Panther, Bucky/M'Baku, Bucky/Steve. Bucky hangs out in Wakanda, shears goats, avoids thinking about T'Challa's plans for him. // 6K. It's ... OK? M'Baku is out of the blue. Steve doesn't actually happen. Kind of pointless, but hey, goats.
fanfic  BlackPanther  slash  pair:BuckyBarnes/M'Baku  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  ref:goats  au:aerialiste  fandom:BlackPanther  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
12 weeks ago
When Push Comes to Chevre by copperbadge
Black Panther, gen. "Bucky Barnes acquires a plot of land in Wakanda, buys some goats, grows peanuts and sweet potatoes, and fosters a wayward rhinoceros. That's it, that's the story." // 17K. Still not into copperbadge generally, but this fic has things I like: farming, goats, Shuri, DIY puttering. Laid back fic with no plot, no arm, no slash, no A3:IW. (Agressively gen other than a sole weird stony bit that's ignorable.)
via:norwich36  fanfic  BlackPanther  CaptainAmerica  gen  ref:farming  ref:curtainfic  ref:domestic  ref:humor  au:copperbadge  au:sam-storyteller  fandom:BlackPanther  fandom:CaptainAmerica  ref:goats 
12 weeks ago
Getting Late to Give You Up by middlecyclone
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. Shane sees dead people. He's profoundly unimpressed. // 1K. Many Britney Spears jokes. I remember reading this one, too. I'm so easy. HUH.
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  slash  RPS  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:humor  ref:yenta  au:middlecyclone  fandom:Buzzfeed 
12 weeks ago
Let's Just Forget the Hollywood Rules by tearupthesky
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. Ryan wanders off in the woods for a wee; something chomps his ankle.
Ryan rolls his chair closer to Shane. "Did you hear that, man?" he says under his breath. "That dog hates me, did you hear it growl at me? It almost took my fucking hand off! It could smell the curse. It recognized me with its primordial wolf senses."
"It's a fucking labradoodle," Shane says.
// 3.5K. Shane POV. Hee. This one's fun. :D
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  RPS  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:humor  ref:banter  ref:first-time  ref:werewolf  au:tearupthesky  fandom:Buzzfeed 
12 weeks ago
Might as Well Fall by middlecyclone
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. "'I don’t trust this house,' Ryan says. 'Something is really, really wrong here.'" // 4.7K. Oh, I remember reading this one before during a yuletide binge. Shane getting demon possessed is evidently a thing. In this case, a mildly funny thing.
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  RPS  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:possession  ref:horror  ref:humor  ref:dubcon  via:as_lld_again  au:middlecyclone  fandom:Buzzfeed 
12 weeks ago
Processing by manic_intent
Deadpool, Wade/Nathan. “You know, time travel stories are seriously lame,” Wade said, as he lay on the couch. “It all goes down to ‘if you can go back in time, why don’t you kill Hitler?’ which is a polarising way to look at it. No wonder it pissed off test audiences.” // 3K. Holy shit, is one of my ships getting canonish? I should see this movie...
fanfic  Cable-and-Deadpool  slash  pair:Cable/Deadpool  pair:WadeWilson/NathanSummers  ref:postcanon  ref:humor  ref:first-time  ref:movieverse  via:shadowkeeper  au:manic_intent  fandom:Cable&Deadpool 
12 weeks ago
I’m Gonna Keep You in Love with Me (for a While) by beethechange
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. Accidentally drunk married in Vegas! And posted on Instagram, of course. But Shane has a plan.
"Okay," Shane says finally. "Okay. Here's what we're going to do. We're just going to— we're going to be married. The only way out is through."
"Um," Ryan says, because this plan strikes him as counterproductive to their shared goal of not being married.
// 22K, Ryan POV. Really fun, excellent example of the genre with a cute epilogue.
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  RPS  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  ref:accidental-marriage  ref:pretendcouple  ref:humor  ref:first-time  ref:pining  ref:bffs-to-lovers  via:as_lld_again  au:beethechange  fandom:Buzzfeed 
12 weeks ago
I Love Your Bones by thewindupbird
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane (series). After Ryan gets legit panicked in a haunted house, they wind up swapping couches, later moving on to beds, later moving on to sleeping together. // 32K, three fics, readable, featuring lots of feelings and angst and awkward dancing around each other. WNGWJLEO fic, tho the underlying assumptions have shifted from classic olde-skool "we're straight dammit" to a more ambivalent "but what are we really? what is anybody?" sort of millennial stew. Au also draws weird distinction between sex and 'real sex.' [Followup fic, Maelstrom (40K), is A+++ soporific.]
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  RPS  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  ref:molasses  ref:UST  ref:angst  ref:H/C  ref:first-time  ref:WNGWJLEO  au:thewindupbird  fandom:Buzzfeed 
12 weeks ago
Two Bros Chilling in a Sleeping Bag by nastyboy
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. Ryan forgot his sleeping bag. Shane lets him double up. No mysteries are solved.
"You know- we’re here, this is like- a thing that’s happening, that’s happened- we’ve crossed, like, nine out of ten lines here. What’s one more." Shane isn’t sure if he’s talking to himself or to Ryan.
// 2K. As advertised by title: quintessential inarticulate idiots in a sleeping bag. Don't even go here and not tempted to (evidently this is RPF), but it's cute.
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  RPS  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  ref:bros  ref:humor  ref:fluff  ref:huddling-for-warmth  via:as_lld_again  au:nastyboy  fandom:Buzzfeed 
12 weeks ago
This Has Been a Public Service Announcement by Nokomis
Spider-man/Avengers, gen. After an embarrassed Peter inadvertently reveals the existence of Steve's school PSAs to his amused coworkers. Steve pursues vengeance. Peter takes revenge for Steve's revenge, and escalation ensues, pulling in everyone else in the vicinity -- with an avid Internet audience. // 17K, series of four fics, humor. A fic with the phrase "the most savage art supply" is worthwhile.
fanfic  gen  Spiderman  Avengers  ref:humor  ref:plot  ref:Internet  au:nokomis  fandom:Avengers  fandom:MiscMarvel 
12 weeks ago
Scenes from a Disaster Zone by wobblycompetencies
Deep Space Nine, Bashir/Garak. On Cardassia, Garak's manning a work crew (and managing impressions) while Julian's working in a clinic in the southern provinces when a dust storm hits then Julian goes incommunicado. // 6.8K. Domestic fic, complete with getting to know their shipping-crate neighbors, mildly angsty, v. good.
fanfic  via:hatinjacket  DS9  slash  gen  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:postcanon  ref:H/C  ref:domestic  ref:curtainfic  ref:established  ref:angst  ref:culture  au:wobblycompetencies  fandom:DS9 
may 2018
Plus One by potentiality_26
Deep Space Nine, Bashir/Garak. "Julian works in a hospital on Cardassia after the war and learns some new things." Specifically: After Julian's had a chance to observe firsthand a courting coworker's successes - and gotten to ask some nosy questions - he realizes he's seen it all before elsewhere. // 6K. Straight-up courting fic, loads of two-sided pining.
fanfic  DS9  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:postcanon  ref:pining  ref:oblivious  ref:miscommunication  ref:courting  via:anandarres  au:potentiality_26  fandom:DS9 
may 2018
Letters from the Northern Continent by thehoyden
Deep Space Nine, Bashir/Garak. "It just figured that the first time Julian Bashir set foot on Cardassia after the war, it would be halfway around the world from Elim Garak." // 1.7K. The one with Bashir setting up healer shop on the other continent and back and forth via vid-mail. Which is lovely, and I've read before, and must have bookmarked somewhere else... I need a lot of "sets up shop on Cardassia" fics, and I can't find the one I was remembering.
fanfic  DS9  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:oblivious  ref:postcanon  ref:epistolary  ref:first-time  ref:bffs-to-lovers  via:shadowkeeper  au:Hoyden  fandom:DS9 
may 2018
Literacy by thehoyden
Deep Space Nine, Bashir/Garak. "'You want me to read to you?' Julian repeated, somewhat taken aback." Julian's offer to entertain Garak while he's recovering from the surgery turns into Julian's learning Cardassian while reading it aloud. // 5.6K. Very fun. The best kind of sneaky vs. naive fic.
fanfic  DS9  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:ep-related  ref:courting  ref:oblivious  ref:humor  au:Hoyden  fandom:DS9 
may 2018
Opacity of Paradise by thehoyden
Deep Space Nine, Garak/Bashir, fork AU. After returning from the Jem'Hadar prison, Garak and Bashir enter into a legal Cardassian adoption to safeguard each other's secrets. // 10K. Julian POV. So Dr. Zimmerman meets a united front this time.
fanfic  DS9  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:fork  ref:ep-related  ref:marriage-of-convenience  ref:bffs-to-lovers  au:Hoyden  fandom:DS9 
may 2018
Exile by thehoyden
Deep Space Nine, Bashir/Garak, fork AU. "Exile was certainly dark, but in Julian Bashir's case, it was warm and humid instead of numbingly cold." Julian, bounced from Fleet and Federation both, eventually settles as an assistant medic on Terok Nor, as only the Cardassians "value his talents." // 9K. Julian's outing happens much earlier, and he gets to live the final days of the occupation and form a two-person book club with a plain, simple bureaucrat from the tax bureau. (A more subtle canon reversal than the mirror shtick.)
fanfic  DS9  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  AU  ref:fork  ref:rolereversal  ref:courting  ref:first-time  au:Hoyden  fandom:DS9 
may 2018
Nothing and Everything by Sholio
Avengers, gen. "Sometimes, keeping someone else going is all you've got." Tony and Nebula, stranded, must work together to repair the ship. // 3.7K. Vignette, really. Sholio's aggressive antishipping is sometimes OK.
via:victoria.p  fanfic  Avengers  gen  pair:TonyStark|Nebula  ref:postcanon  ref:angst  ref:pricklypair  au:sholio  au:friendshipper  fandom:Avengers 
may 2018
Jessica Knits the Marvel Universe by Beguile
Jessica Jones, gen. "'All the happiness in a kit,' the crumpled brown wrapping tells her. 'Yeah, right,' Jessica scoffs, returning to her desk for another glass of all-the-happiness-in-a-bottle. Things spiral out of control from there." // 2K. Jessica steals her neighbor's mail. Disgruntlement ensues. Cute cute.
fanfic  JessicaJones  gen  ref:humor  ref:awkward  au:beguile  fandom:MiscMarvel  via:Tafadhali 
may 2018
The Devil's Acre by littleblackfox
Captain America, Steve/Bucky, AU. Now that Steve's passed on "Captain America" to Sam, he's at loose ends, so SHIELD sends him off to New Jersey to investigate a series of murders targeting a homeless camp in the Pine Barrens. With no other leads, Agent Hill tells him even the mythical Jersey Devil's a suspect at this point. // 40.6K. Set vaguely post-A1/pre-WS with various MCU characters glommed together in one AU. Formatting is a bit of a pain, but otherwise pretty readable.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  slash  gen  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  AU  ref:plot  ref:undercover  ref:meet-cute  ref:first-time  ref:camping  au:littleblackfox  fandom:CaptainAmerica  via:norwich36 
may 2018
Pick Up the Pieces And Go On by LtLJ
Guardians of the Galaxy/Avengers, gen. "Tony and Nebula, on Titan, after the end." // 1.8K. Two strangers tentatively collect themselves. Not a ship fic but set in a ship.
fanfic  Avengers  GotG  gen  pair:TonyStark|Nebula  ref:xover  ref:angst  ref:ptsd  au:ltlj  fandom:Avengers  fandom:GotG  via:endeniem 
may 2018
Hell's Kitchen Movie Club by Alex de Campi
Defenders/Avengers, gen. The Punisher and the Winter Soldier sit on a crappy couch and watch crappy movies. Because. // 4 parts posted, links at the bottom, last updated 12/17. (n.b., for this one, to embiggen click the magnifying glass icon)
fanfic  fanart  CaptainAmerica  gen  pair:BuckyBarnes|FrankCastle  ref:humor  ref:ptsd  ref:comics  au:AlexDeCampi  fandom:CaptainAmerica  fandom:MiscMarvel 
may 2018
The Inappropriate Amusement Affair by trinityofone
Man from UNCLE, Illya/Napoleon. "Sometimes Illya and Napoleon have to kiss for Serious Spy Reasons. So why does Napoleon keep laughing?" // 3K. That is, Napoleon's complete inability to look at his partner as a love interest presents a problem to be solved. (A portion of the scenario in this fic was nearly duplicated in an older fic, but the outcome differed dramatically.)
fanfic  ManFromUNCLE  slash  pair:NapoleonSolo/IllyaKuryakin  ref:spies  ref:undercover  ref:pretendcouple  ref:pretendgay  ref:humor  au:trinityofone  fandom:MUNCLE 
may 2018
On the Importance of Family by bmouse
Deep Space Nine, gen. "The latest in a string of tedious assassination attempts temporarily forces Enabran Tain to interact with his housekeeper's child. What he observes is altogether unexpected." // 1.7K. Where "housekeeper" equals "fanatical agent," and "housekeeper's child" might be his own child if he weren't utterly incapable of connecting with another person.
fanfic  DS9  gen  ref:precanon  ref:families  au:bmouse  fandom:DS9 
may 2018
Meditations on Two Bastards in a Corridor by bmouse
Deep Space Nine, gen. "A little riff of that one scene in 'Way of the Warrior' where Garak and Dukat are stuck together fighting off Klingons in a hallway." // 2.7K, Garak's thoughts on fashion, laundry, the insufferable Gul Dukat, and society in general. Also dead Klingons and minor gore.
fanfic  DS9  gen  pair:Garak|GulDukat  ref:ep-related  ref:humor  ref:xeno  au:bmouse  fandom:DS9 
may 2018
A Secret Between Friends by bmouse
Deep Space Nine, Garak/Bashir. Post S05E6. "He wanted to tell him, but didn't."
Was there really something to be forgiven for? His personality, with all attendant deficiencies, was unaltered. It was just that he had deleted a long-running subroutine called 'Hide the Secret' and now felt like a burn victim: over-sensitive, missing several protective layers of skin, and repulsed by mirrors.
//3K. Julian, after everyone's returned from the Jem'Haddar captivity, resumes his angst fest. (A sign of overdosing on the bmouse brand of Cardassian cultural delicacy: you think, Wow, a hand squeeze seems far too forward; but then they've been though a lot and no one could see it, so perhaps that ameliorates the audacity somewhat...) This could be a nice prequel to her post-canon fics, actually.
fanfic  DS9  gen  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:ep-related  ref:angst  ref:miscommunication  ref:pining  ref:xeno  au:bmouse  fandom:DS9 
may 2018
The Theoretical Tail by bmouse
Deep Space Nine, Garak/Bashir. "Garak wears a full tail-sleeve. All the time." And Julian is, by nature, a curious creature. // 1.5K. Tail!AU. More gentle humor.
fanfic  DS9  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:humor  ref:xeno  ref:alien-wtf  au:bmouse  fandom:DS9 
may 2018
Aid by bmouse
Deep Space Nine, Garak/Bashir. "Garak and Bashir find themselves in a delicate situation." // 1.6K. Sex pollen. Julian is under the influence, following the established protocol. Garak's just along for the ride... Unexpectedly sweet (and smut-free) for this kind of fic.
fanfic  DS9  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:sexpollen  ref:dubcon  ref:schoomp  via:the_electriclady  au:bmouse  fandom:DS9 
may 2018
Post-Canon Cardassia by bmouse
Deep Space Nine, Garak/Bashir. Unconnected fics, but I've connected them! And arranged them in a (tentative) reading order. Set in postwar Cardassia, with multiple POVs, covering the reconstruction period of Garak's rising influence and Julian's hopeful immigration and eventual clearance as a medical professional -- and a gradual courtship of diffident roommates. They're all low-drama, smut-free explorations a distinctive reptilian culture where stealth, indirectness, and subtlety are prized. (And I keep thinking about that image of Cardassians at the beach, lol.)

* Hail, Old Comrade, https://archiveofourown.org/works/988035 "Kira visits Garak on Cardassia." // <1K, gen. Garak winning over the masses, one delinquent at a time...

* The Harvest Season, https://archiveofourown.org/works/1580114 "On Cardassia even the flowers have secrets." // <1K. Garak POV, Bashir POV. Garak surviving post-war, Julian finding him.

* Not Quite Boston, https://archiveofourown.org/works/2525825 "Julian Bashir's post-war platonic 'Boston marriage' plan has a bit of a flaw." // 1K. Now Julian's moved in with his BFF! However.

* A Long-Term Plot, https://archiveofourown.org/works/859567 "How long do people live? In your family?" Julian asks. // <1K. An actual relationship conversation...

* Equivalent Exchange, https://archiveofourown.org/works/1008440 "So apparently to become a Cardassian citizen, one must have a molar extracted. Julian's not looking forward to it..." // 1.3K. No dental horror per se. A pretty, gentle fic about Julian earning his way into the medical establishment (with a tiny, quiet aside highlighting the diff. btwn ordinary kid Julian and his augmented afters).

* The Inconsequential Matter of the Feet, https://archiveofourown.org/works/1041696 "He had never once seen Garak wear open-toed shoes while on the station, which in hindsight was clearly deliberate." // 1.4K, Julian's meditations on foot claws, society, and reconstruction.

* Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus, https://archiveofourown.org/works/1104063 // <1K. Sunning Cardassians make excellent lounges, Julian finds.

* Another Line of Work Presents Itself, https://archiveofourown.org/works/1987704 "While wandering around a sun-warmed small town in central Cardassia Julian Bashir finds exactly what he was looking for. And a refreshing drink." // 3K. Julian POV. Spies gonna spy, official and nonofficial both. Part of this one is an outside POV, and it's hilarious.

* Little White Lies, https://archiveofourown.org/works/2128455 //9K. A series of laid-back ficlets, many set in the post-canon universe. These are lovely, and several are outside POV.

* Nine Years On, https://archiveofourown.org/works/2396348 "Elim Garak never imagined a future where he'd have to shave his husband for summer. Luckily, that's the one he's got. A glimpse into a little ritual between an old married couple." // 1.6K of co-grooming, Garak POV.
fanfic  DS9  gen  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:postcanon  ref:domestic  ref:curtainfic  ref:molasses  ref:pining  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:established  ref:politics  ref:spies  ref:outsiderPOV  ref:amnesia  ref:vignettes  via:the_electriclady  au:bmouse  fandom:DS9  ref:xeno 
may 2018
Meet in the Vale by nicasio_silang
Deep Space Nine, Bashir/Garak. "Two freaky aliens mess around in bed." // <1K. PWP. Succinct, accurate summary. :D
fanfic  DS9  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:PWP  ref:xeno  au:nicasio_silang  fandom:DS9 
may 2018
Running on Air by eleventy7
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. "Draco Malfoy has been missing for three years. Harry is assigned the cold case and finds himself slowly falling in love with the memories he collects." // 75K. EWE-ish, as it has Harry/Ginny but in a desultory fashion. At first it seems like it might be "Laura" revisited, but then it meanders off in another direction. Basic exercise in slow, with the pace of plant growth. It's readable ... in a not especially exciting way. Cursefic in the sense of magic mishap to be fixed. Essentially has two parts: first mystery to be solved, then relationship to be resolved.
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  ref:auror  ref:plot  ref:molasses  ref:curse  ref:roadtrip  au:eleventy7  fandom:HarryPotter 
may 2018
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