zhena + ref:bffs-to-lovers   56

Two to Shore by Lamplighter
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. "Harry and Draco meet in Madam Malkin’s and instantly take a liking to each other. Just kidding. They don’t, but Harry does get sorted into Slytherin, and they do become extremely good friends." // 205K(!) Harry POV. In this variation, Harry's sorted into Slytherin from the start and remains basically Harry, if a somewhat more studious and practical version owing to a different set of basic friends (+ Griffindor add-ons). It intersects with canon periodically for a check in, then wanders off in its own directions. The tags state "extremely slow slow burn": accurate.
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  gen  AU  ref:fork  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:molasses  ref:plot  ref:angst  ref:pining  ref:UST  via:templemarker  au:lamplighter  fandom:HarryPotter 
9 days ago by zhena
Big Apple Steve and That Time He Obliviously Third-Wheeled His Friends All Summer by beethechange
Worth It/Buzzfeed Unsolved/Watcher, Ryan/Shane. So Steven Lim is compassionate, competent, preternaturally chill, and a bible-toting Christian who's working out how and where he fits among the overwhelming weirdness of the former Unsolved crew. So there's that. But something else's going on as well, that he hasn't quite figured out yet. // 12K, Steven POV. Naive outsider POV. Fic does make heavy use of secondhand cringy embarrassment, but the denouement with the explanations and conversations sorting out makes up for all things. Very sweet fic.
“Because this guy’s a little mainstream but I’m, you know, niche,” Shane says.
“Because you’re a freak who likes freak things,” Ryan contends.
“Unoriginal trash.”
“Hipster scum.”
Steven watches them, back and forth, like a tennis match between masters. He hadn’t anticipated how tough their rhythm would be to keep up with, hadn’t realized that they are in fact the Venus and Serena Williams of playful trash-talking.
It doesn’t make him doubt his decision to team up with them, but it is sociologically and anthropologically interesting. He feels like Jane Goodall among the chimpanzees, observing something he only barely understands.
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  Watcher  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  ref:outsiderPOV  ref:oblivious  ref:awkward  ref:backstory  ref:bffs-to-lovers  au:beethechange  fandom:Buzzfeed 
15 days ago by zhena
The Bravest Person I Knew. by beepbeep (aceface)
It, Eddie/Richie. "If you think that Richie Tozier would just be like 'well, Eddie's dead and buried, guess I better move on with my life' then you're wrong. Eddie didn't deserve to die, and Richie's going to do whatever it takes to get him back. Stage one is getting the body." // 38K, Richie POV. After body acquisition (still not clear on method), Eddie spends first part of fic in a freezer while Richie piiines and Mike woo-woos a ritual (still not clear on what) that involves persuading everyone else to come back. R+E wind up in Chicago where they are Platonically Awkward; Eddie proceeds to Find Himself via redecorating while Richie piiiines yet more. Complicated and kind of interesting. Got to admire how this ficcer aggressively elides any nuts-and-bolts stuff that falls outside the scope of pure relationship angst wallow. Occasional Briticisms sprinkled throughout.
fanfic  It  slash  pair:RichieTozier/EddieKaspbrak  ref:postcanon  ref:fixit  ref:resurrection  ref:angst  ref:pining  ref:H/C  ref:first-time  ref:dometic  ref:curtainfic  ref:bffs-to-lovers  via:as_lld_again  au:aceface  fandom:IT 
27 days ago by zhena
Want You in My Room by beethechange
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Shane/Ryan, college AU. During his frat's first kegger of the quarter, Ryan spots some rando bro holding up a wall across the room and boom, plans to "climb that dude like a tree." Unfortunately his flirting game ("This house is super haunted!") is wasted on That Dude, who seems the opposite of interested. Fate intervenes: they're signed up for the same history course. // 13K, Ryan POV. Fun, fun jock/nerd AU, with various Buzzfeeders as college peeps, and Ryan being Ryan in any setting.
"So I was thinking, what about a short-form video that was sort of, like, poking fun of some crazy history story? I was thinking a panel of a few people to talk through the story, and maybe some cool graphics or animations.”
“How short form?”
“Fifteen, maybe twenty minutes? Something we can stick on YouTube so we won’t have to pay for a platform or distribution, and that we can make by December without driving ourselves crazy. History’s basically just storytelling, so the trick is to choose a story that’s inherently sort of bugfuck insane.”
“Like President Ben Franklin’s weird sex cult thing.”
“You know about—-oh, hang on,” Shane leans forward in his chair, tenting his fingers together like he’s about to interrogate Ryan. His eyes are beseeching. “Ryan. Ryan, please tell me you know Ben Franklin wasn’t a president.”
“Then why’s he on the hundred dollar bill? Why’s it all about the Benjamins, huh, Shane? See, I know things.”
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  AU  ref:college  ref:humor  ref:pining  ref:opposites  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:first-time  au:beethechange  fandom:Buzzfeed 
august 2019 by zhena
It's Not The End Of The World, Dear by jessthereckless
Good Omens, Crowley/Aziraphale. "After averting the apocalypse, Crowley and Aziraphale re-examine their relationship and reach the obvious conclusion: they're retired, they're in love and they're damn well going to enjoy it. Providing, of course, that they can stay out of trouble." // 20.7K total.

* "Lie Back and Think of Dinner," https://archiveofourown.org/works/19136509 Even though Crowley has been pining away industriously for thousands of years, he doesn't immediately twig onto Oxfordshire's sudden spurt of Foretean mysteries and fracking side effects as attempts to lure him into a picnic. // 11K. Fun, bantery, and ultimately a bit porny.

* "Still My Heart Has Wings," https://archiveofourown.org/works/19280641 "The story of how an angel and demon somehow set up home together." // 10K, sequel to previous. Aziraphale gets to try Many Naughty Things, Crowley gets to sort out his own role in the relationship -- and confront the whole idea of retirement.
Aziraphale looked like he very much wanted to swear. “This was you, wasn’t it?” he said. “IKEA instructions?”
Crowley grinned. He always liked to take credit for bad work.
“I knew it,” said Aziraphale. “Driving people slowly insane with affordable Swedish furniture. Of course it had to be you.”
“Look, you were the one who said I should get a hobby.”
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:postcanon  ref:humor  ref:courting  ref:pining  ref:oblivious  ref:BFFs-to-lovers  ref:banter  ref:first-time  ref:xeno  ref:domestic  ref:curtainfic  ref:best-of-rec  via:shadowkeeper  au:jessthereckless  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019 by zhena
A Street in a Strange World by Giddygeek
Good Omens, Crowley/Azirapale. They clean up melted demon, discuss plant care, and don pajamas. Then Aziraphale's introduced to the concept of sleep, and God decides to have a chat in his subsequent dream -- leading to a solution to their prophecy and mutual problem. // 8K. Huge fan of her popslash back when; TBH, I don't think this is one of her best ones, but its perfectly serviceable.
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:domestic  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:first-time  ref:bodyswap  ref:missing-scene  au:giddygeek  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019 by zhena
Not Exactly Shakespeare, or The Fine Art of Running Away by tuesday
Naruto, Guy/Kakashi. After Guy discovers that Kakashi really has been reading those books for the plot, he sets himself a new challenge. // 3.5. Here, Guy gets around in a limited way, but Kakashi never has. 'Best buds who put up with each others' weirdness' fics are great for me.
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/GuyMighto  ref:virginity  ref:first-time  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:humor  ref:H/C  via:killaria  au:tuesday  au:everysecondtuesday  fandom:Naruto 
may 2019 by zhena
Superb Fry-Up (instrumental) by 51stCenturyFox
This Is Spinal Tap, Nigel/David. "Nigel likes staying in LA and there are many reasons: David, In-N-Out burgers, drought, David, and non-lethal sushi." // 1.6K. The band, as it were, today, in LA, brought out of retirement by the invention of vantablack. This marvelous and ridiculous. Also the phrase "three-decade groupie-grope minge binge."
“Nonsense. You’re staying here. There’s a guest room.” David gets up and motions to him to follow, and they head down the hall to a door. “See, it’s very roomy.”
“Hmm,” Nigel says. It is a big room, for certain. There’s a dresser and a turntable with headphones on a stand, and a leather chair, and one of those fluffy sheepskin rugs, but no bed. “There’s no bed, though.”
“Well, see...that’s why it’s so spacious. Minimalism!”
I note that the Rolling Stone article doesn't use the umlaut. Because it is pretentious "real" journalism, I suppose.
fanfic  SpinalTap  slash  pair:DavidStHubbins/NigelTuffnel  yuletide2018  ref:postcanon  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:humor  au:51stCenturyFox  fandom:MiscFilms 
december 2018 by zhena
We’ll Make a Brand New Start of It (in Old New York) by misantlery
Buzzfeed Worth It, Andrew/Steven. Steven convinces Andrew to be his fake date to a New Year's event. Andrew is not aware of the hidden agenda. // 9.6K, with lots and lots of mooning over food, dumb word plays, and sexy teims for afters.
"Just to be clear," Andrew says. "You want me to pretend to be your boyfriend at a party to spite your high school bully and your high school girlfriend and possibly the entire state of Ohio?"
Steven giggles. "Spite’s such a harsh word. Shock and impress, maybe."
"For a man of faith you’re being awfully morally flexible about this," Andrew says. "What with the lying and the ... the tomfoolery."
"Andrew, it’s for *charity.*"
N.B.: "misantlery" = LOL_MEME
fanfic  BuzzfeedWorthIt  slash  pair:AndrewIlnyckyj/StevenLim  ref:pretendcouple  ref:pretendgay  ref:UST  ref:humor  ref:first-time  ref:virginity  ref:bffs-to-lovers  au:misantlery  fandom:Buzzfeed  yuletide2018 
december 2018 by zhena
A Sensitive Subject by aspookycryptidsock
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. "'Hey ghosts, tousle my hair, gimme a little purple nurple or something. Let's have some fun!' - Shane Madej, 2016" // 7K. Ryan finds out by accident that Shane has sensitive nipples. He is overcome by purely scientific curiosity and cannot stop mulling that one over. (Porn ahoy.) Haven't made up my mind about whether I'll ever want to reread this au's last one, but this one's pretty fun.
"Ryan? You okay, man?"
Shane sits up and gives Ryan one of the genuinely concerned, kind looks he gives him sometimes when Ryan's particularly convinced he's about to fucking die. It always calms him down. Usually this is a good thing, but tonight is a very, very bad thing because it calms him down just enough to say, "I need you tell me if a ghost touched your nipples."
"Um." It's maybe the most taken aback Ryan has ever seen Shane, and he can't even enjoy being the cause of it because his words finally register in his own stupid brain and oh. Oh, no.
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  ref:humor  ref:banter  ref:first-time  ref:bffs-to-lovers  via:elise.grey  au:aspookycryptidsock  fandom:Buzzfeed 
october 2018 by zhena
Indiana Bergara and the Treasure of Shane Madej by hapakitsune
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. "Two men walk into a forest. 'We're looking for buried treasure,' they say. There's no answer, so they go back to their rooms and have sex about it." // 3K, PWP with incidental cosplay. Of the various fics that derived from that episode, I'd pick this one. Fun, funny, and I deeply admire this tag: "maybe the real treasure was the porn we wrote along the way." (Locked fic, login to read)
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  ref:PWP  ref:ep-related  ref:humor  ref:awkward  ref:first-time  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:locked  au:hapakitsune  fandom:Buzzfeed 
september 2018 by zhena
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  ref:molasses  via:elise.grey  au:beethechange  fandom:Buzzfeed 
august 2018 by zhena
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.

* "A Suspicion of Feelings," https://archiveofourown.org/works/16739461 "Ryan’s living in his worst nightmare: a PG-rated romantic comedy, the kind that airs on the Hallmark Channel in December. The kind where all the characters learn the true meaning of Christmas but nobody comes." // 14K. After the fun sex toy evening, nothing in the way of sexyteims really happens, and Ryan mopes and angsts. It gets better.
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 
august 2018 by zhena
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 
july 2018 by zhena
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 
july 2018 by zhena
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 
may 2018 by zhena
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 by zhena
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 by zhena
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 by zhena
A Stitch in Time by arysteia
X-Factor, Julio/Star. "Messing with Rictor is a big mistake. Messing with time to do it? Shatterstar's been training for this all his life." // 5.7K. Shatterstar POV. Old enemies getting even, so to the rescue! I'm also kinda amused by their attempt at a suburban lifestyle in this one.
fanfic  X-Factor  slash  pair:Shatterstar/Rictor  ref:angst  ref:timetravel  ref:bffs-to-lovers  au:arysteia  fandom:X-Factor 
april 2018 by zhena
El Príncipe Prometido by arysteia
X-Force, Julio/Star. In Mexico, Star wants to take some time off from roughing up Julio's family to visit the beach - and watch more TV. // 3K. Julio POV, who is too macho in his own mind for sunblock and the consequences thereof. H/C galore, preslash.
fanfic  X-Factor  gen  slash  pair:Shatterstar/Rictor  ref:H/C  ref:roadtrip  ref:bffs-to-lovers  au:arysteia  fandom:X-Factor 
april 2018 by zhena
Science Triptych by Fahye
Doctor Who, Doctor/Master. The Doctor and the Master, traveling in the TARDIS. // 8K total, Master POV. Set of three fics, presumably 10 and an alt outcome of "Last of the Time Lords" (but would work for any version, really). Weird, artsy, freeform stream of consciousness working out/on/with/against a complex and v.v. alien relationship of two mad scientists, spanning time and multiple dimensions. Neat.
* Mendelian Inheritance, https://archiveofourown.org/works/517157 "They are what they become, which is the spontaneous dispersal of energy."
* Resonance Structures, https://archiveofourown.org/works/517158 "As a general rule, the way humans think about the universe is incorrect by a magnitude of a single dimension."
* Uncertainty Principles, https://archiveofourown.org/works/517161 "Every time he doesn't leave, every time he makes a choice, he feels the universe splintering under his hands."
fanfic  DoctorWho  slash  pair:Doctor/Master  ref:futurefic  ref:backstory  ref:roadtrip  ref:enemyslash  ref:enemysex  ref:bffs-to-lovers  au:fahye  fandom:DoctorWho 
april 2018 by zhena
Confirmation Bias by novembersmith
Integrate (Thea Hayworth), slash. "So his new partner was surprisingly not completely un-attractive, for a human. Gavin Hayes had impressive aptitude scores, and a friendly smile, and eyes sharp as winter currents, taking in the station and remembering names and details with an ease that belied his causal charm. All things that transcended species boundaries and general integumentary inadequacies. It didn’t mean Sezin found him sexy." // 14K, Sezin POV. Buddy cops in a dual-species colony with healthy helping of tentacle smut. I dunno that the fanfic's all that (everyone in it sounds like a teenager), but the ebook it's written for turned out to be quite nifty. Soooo fanfic prompted me to get ebook, but fanfic contains mucho spoilers. Such is fandom. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/531622
fanfic  Integrate  slash  pair:Sezin/GavinHayes  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:police  ref:humor  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:alien-wtf  ref:tentacles  via:as_lld_again  au:novembersmith  fandom:MiscBooks 
april 2018 by zhena
Cinderella by verity
Yuri on Ice, Yurio/Otabek. When Yurio is hanging with Otabek in Almaty, he tells him what he wants for his birthday: sex. With someone else. Specifically Otabek. However, Otabek's dick of doom presents a problem. // 7K. Yuri POV. Here, Otabek is a) a slob and b) a grower, not a shower, and c) both are of epic proportions. (Ergo, funny title.) This is set a few years after canon with an uncomfortably accurate depiction of the fug and pigsty of dudes living on their own. Mildly angst-y and introspection-y, lots of fumbly porn. Missed it when first posted.
fanfic  Yuri-on-Ice  slash  pair:YuriPlisetsky/OtabekAltin  ref:postcanon  ref:PWP  ref:virginity  ref:first-time  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:size  ref:fumbling  via:sophia_sol  au:verity  fandom:Yuri_on_Ice 
february 2018 by zhena
The Unlocking and the Lift Away by Lake (beyond_belief)
Generation Kill, Brad/Ray. Ray steals a cat, ditches a boyfriend, and winds up in Georgia living in Brad's spare room while taking an MBA course. // 59K. Read this one before and didn't save it because, despite being well written in all other respects, neither one sounds much like their characters; they're Generic Nice Fanfic Dudes on whom you could search/replace for any fandom. OTOH, it's peak curtainfic, right down to buying towels at Target (I am weak for all that). So I found myself reading it again, wallowing in the domesticity and sighing a bit over the blandness of the characterizations. And doubtless I will again in future, as there is insufficient Brad/Ray to get picky about it. So, here we are: in a world where Brad and Ray aren't foul-mouthed assholes with more baggage than a transcontinental Amtrack run. /shrug
fanfic  GenerationKill  slash  pair:Brad/Ray  ref:postcanon  ref:college  ref:curtainfic  ref:domestic  ref:UST  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:first-time  au:beyond_belief  fandom:GenerationKill 
february 2018 by zhena
Column B by marginaliana
Rivers of London, Peter/Thomas. One close shave later, Peter realizes that Nightingale is, in fact, DTF. If Peter can figure out how to talk him into it. // 3K of mostly uncomplicated PWP.
fanfic  Rivers-of-London  slash  pair:PeterGrant/ThomasNightingale  ref:PWP  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:first-time  au:marginaliana  fandom:RiversOfLondon  via:shadowkeeper 
january 2018 by zhena
The End of the Road by Kat Allison (katallison)
Due South, RayK/Fraser. Despite nearly killing themselves, Ray and Fraser do manage to survive their quest. Ray moves on Fraser, then both move into Inuvik Detachment housing where Ray settles into a friendless fish-out-of-water lifestyle. It doesn't end well. // 109K, post-CotW, Fraser POV all. Infamous Fic of Doom. The problem is that it's exceptionally well written, the voices are good, and it all seems terribly plausible. If dS were set in the real world where the RCMP murders protestors and, say, all the Delmars from Grade 4 are bigots rather than cheerful lunatics who drop in for random rescues and exposition. No HEA. Very good for masochistic reality slaps, angst wallows, and serious downers, as sometimes one wants. (LJ bookmark.)
fanfic  Due-South  slash  pair:Fraser/Kowalski  ref:post-cotw  ref:first-time  ref:angst  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:homophobia  ref:infidelity  au:katallison  fandom:DueSouth 
january 2018 by zhena
For the Ages by significantowl
Daredevil, Matt/Foggy. Foggy persuades Matt they should go to the 13th floor Halloween party. Now it's a question of pocket-change costumes. // 3K of thrift stores and pining, but v.v. cute, HEA.
fanfic  Daredevil  slash  pair:MattMurdock/FoggyNelson  ref:precanon  ref:college  ref:pining  ref:bffs-to-lovers  au:significantowl  fandom:Daredevil 
december 2017 by zhena
Wayfinding by oliviacirce
Eight Days of Luke, David/Luke. David decides to read up a bit on mythology, accepts a loaner dog, and seriously worries that he may have kicked off Ragnarok. // 8K. Quiet, thoughtful fic following David from the end of the book up to adolescence, and dealing (as always) with obligation and with his growing attraction for Luke in *that* way. (No worlds end in this fic.) I'm hard to please with fanfic for this book; I rather liked this one.
fanfic  Eight-Days-of-Luke  DWJ  slash  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:postcanon  ref:norse-mythology  ref:pining  ref:bffs-to-lovers  au:oliviacirce  fandom:DianaWynneJones 
december 2017 by zhena
Shampoo, Rinse, Repeat by ctimene
Daredevil, Matt/Foggy. Angry teenager Matt gets boner during a salon hairwashing, in front of nuns and his classmates. Later angry law student Matt recalls that incident while Foggy's washing booze from his hair after a party incident. // 6K. Basically a setup for teenage aaaangst and hardcore USTing, culminating in a frottage scene. Misc. Briticisms throughout, but they're ignorable.
fanfic  Daredevil  slash  pair:MattMurdock/FoggyNelson  ref:UST  ref:angst  ref:backstory  ref:teenagers  ref:college  ref:first-time  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:grooming  via:sansets  au:ctimene  fandom:Daredevil 
may 2017 by zhena
The Earth Doesn't Move by mostlyharmless
Naruto, Sasuke/Naruto. "Years after Sasuke has come home to the village, he still doesn't really fit in very well. Naruto thinks maybe it's his turn to wait for the olive branch. All the ramen is an added bonus." // 5.7K, Naruto POV. Here, grown up Naruto and Sasuke continue to thump each other and generally act like assholes to each other, while drifting into each other's orbits and puttering around in each other's flats. This really works for me. Naruto equivalent of EWE (so not mostly armless). A little mildly lulzy smut.
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:NarutoUzumaki/SasukeUchida  ref:EWE  ref:rivals  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:curtainfic  ref:domestic  ref:first-time  au:mostlyharmless  fandom:Naruto 
march 2017 by zhena
A Perpetual Feeling by oops_ohdear
Hockey RPS, Claude/Danny. "'I told them we were bonded,' Claude says. Danny drops a mug into the sink. 'Shit, sorry,' Claude says, and as he says it, finds he's not sorry. Not that he told management that he and Danny are bonded, anyway. He's a little sorry that he sprung it on Danny like that, especially if the mug is broken." Claude tells management that he's bonded to Danny so that they won't trade him; then they have to work out how to make it seem real enough to pass muster. // 17K. Take trope, flip it over -- I don't especially like soulbond fics, so this was a welcome variation. Lots and lots of one-sided pining. And Brioux will always be the gift that keeps on giving, imho. [Locked fic, log in to read]
fanfic  HockeyRPS  slash  pair:DannyBriere/ClaudeGiroux  ref:locked  ref:Flyers  ref:Brioux  ref:soulbond  ref:pretendcouple  ref:marriage-of-convenience  ref:pining  ref:bffs-to-lovers  au:oops_ohdear  fandom:HockeyRPS 
january 2017 by zhena
Under the Hide of Me by poisonivory
Daredevil, Matt/Foggy. "When a case turns dangerous, Matt appoints himself Foggy's personal bodyguard. Foggy's not complaining - but he would like to know why Daredevil won't stop flirting with him. Not that he's complaining about that, either." // 25K. Sort of a casefic but mainly a ship fic. I.e., Foggy takes a dangerous client and gets the mob on his tail (as well as an oddly flirty Matt), but very little of legal or client to be seen here. Plotwise I wondered whether it made any sense to stand around IN A DANGEROUS SITUATION discussing THE DANGEROUS SITUATION -- rather than, say, running the hell away or calling the cops. But they do that sort of thing on the show, so it's fine. Truckloads of pining and lovelorn angsties. One of the few fandoms where "I was raised by nuns!" is a valid excuse for shenanigans.
fanfic  Daredevil  slash  pair:MattMurdock/FoggyNelson  ref:pining  ref:UST  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:first-time  ref:miscommunication  au:poisonivory  fandom:Daredevil 
august 2016 by zhena
Remade by Leviarty
Captain America, Bucky/T'Challa. "The road to recovery was long and exhausting and sometimes felt like he wasn't recovering at all." Bucky in Wakanda, working on his issues. T'Challa likewise. // PWP, Bucky POV. Here, Bucky gets himself frozen for a bit to throw Steve off the case. Sparring leads to sexy teims.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  slash  pair:T'Challa/BuckyBarnes  ref:postcanon  ref:fork  ref:ptsd  ref:bffs-to-lovers  au:leviarty  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
may 2016 by zhena
Fully Functional by astolat
Ironman, Tony/Rhodey. When Tony finds out about Rhodey's impotence, he designs a Helpful Cyborg Attachment. Then insists on being involved in the testing phase. // Someone was gonna do it. This version's fun -- two nerds resorting to getting it on with each other.
"No," Tony said. "No, I'm good. Hey, Dummy, grab those straps and get over here."
"Oh, no," Rhodey said.
"Relax, just hang out a minute," Tony said. He got the straps rigged under his arms and handed Dummy the top strap. "Okay, let's do this, nice and slow, and don’t even think of dropping ME," he finished saying, just as Dummy indeed dropped him, unceremoniously, to slide directly down onto the rest of Rhodey's dick. "Nnngaahhh."
"Oh Jesus," Rhodey said loudly, grabbing at Tony's thighs.
fanfic  Avengers  Ironman  slash  pair:TonyStark/JamesRhodes  ref:IM4  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:nerds  ref:humor  ref:disabilities  ref:fuckingmachine  au:astolat  fandom:Ironman 
may 2016 by zhena
Discretion by JinkyO
Person of Interest, Finch/Reese. "After Finch and Reese are forced into hiding, Professor Whistler and Detective Riley try to make a life together." // 34K. Cover: Poverty-wages math adjunct Whistler from the local college meets well-to-do police detective Riley on the street on day, and the mutual dog enthusiasts hit it off. Reality: POV Finch's inherent paranoia is a major hurdle for ~10 of 14 chapters, and it looks like it's going to remain a smarm fic, but eventually there is porn. Could use a beta and fewer epithets, but otherwise it's a nifty curtainfic wallow with protracted Reese sly and careful courting. ETA: Just read again; odd and unsatifying ending, eh.
"Keep It All the Year," http://archiveofourown.org/works/5539394 Follow-up holiday fic set after they're back in business, with a bit of smut.
fanfic  Person-of-Interest  slash  pair:HaroldFinch/JohnReese  ref:fork  ref:undercover  ref:academia  ref:hiding  ref:cooking  ref:molasses  ref:paranoia  ref:domestic  ref:curtainfic  ref:courting  ref:bffs-to-lovers  au:JinkyO  fandom:PersonOfInterest 
may 2016 by zhena
A Case Study in Non-Traditional Pack Dynamics by 7iris
Hockey RPS, PK/Carey, AU. For various political reasons Carey's family (who are all werewolves) pressures him into bringing along PK (who isn't) to a classy workshop thing as his pack partner/mate.
"Well, you're going to have to bring him along anyway," Kayla says.
"Bring me where?" PK asks, flipping his menu open.
"The Greater Pacific Northwest Werewolf Symposium," Kayla says. "Duh."
// 7.5K, PK POV. Naturally PK turns out to be far better at schmoozing with werewolves than Carey is. Fun, charming AU.
via:SomebodyOwens  fanfic  HockeyRPS  slash  pair:PKSubban/CareyPrice  AU  ref:Canadiens  ref:pretendcouple  ref:werewolf  ref:humor  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:first-time  au:7iris  fandom:HockeyRPS 
march 2016 by zhena
Rich and Strange by hedda62
Lewis, Lewis/Hathaway. "Lewis and Hathaway investigate the murder of an Italian expatriate businessman. In the middle of a rainstorm." // 18K, casefic, with massive amounts of pining, Hathaway screwing up in his usual manner, a cactus, a few murders, and the return of Liv the botanist. v.v. cool. The actual interviews and suchlike are elided, which means playing a bit of catch-up at times.
fanfic  Lewis  slash  pair:RobbieLewis/JamesHathaway  ref:casefic  ref:pining  ref:jealousy  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:first-time  au:hedda62  fandom:Lewis 
march 2016 by zhena
Making Room by lamardeuse
Lewis, Lewis/Hathaway. "Robbie learns to make room." (First time) Lewis is still grieving, Hathaway starts spending more time at his place.
* Old Dog, New Tricks, http://archiveofourown.org/works/299634 "You can teach an old dog after all." (Established) Lewis takes a modern history course in open uni; Hathaway introduces him to his great aunt.
* Up the Garden Path, http://archiveofourown.org/works/941679 (First time) Retired Lewis gardens, Hathaway helps out, veggies lead to other things.
* Someone Like You, http://archiveofourown.org/works/435074 After Lewis sorts out Michelle, Hathaway sorts out Lewis.
* Change of Heart, http://archiveofourown.org/works/1095326 (First time) Hathaway gets an older boyfriend, Lewis gets jealous.
* Fair Play, http://archiveofourown.org/works/340631 (Established) Porn, first-time anal for Lewis.
* Double Blind, http://archiveofourown.org/works/349958 (First-time) Lewis decides to go out on a date with a dude who's hitting on him. Hathaway kind of lose it.
// They're all nice, not very plotty, all minor variations on the same theme(s) with nothing outstandingly different. I'm just going to glom them together...
fanfic  Lewis  slash  pair:RobbieLewis/JamesHathaway  ref:bffs-to-lovers  au:lamardeuse  fandom:Lewis 
march 2016 by zhena
The Declarative Case by lamardeuse
Lewis, Lewis/Hathaway. After Lewis retires, Hathaway resigns as well -- and inadvertantly announces his intentions with an impulsive kiss. //Post s6 (and presupposes no s7+). Sequence of fics in which they work it out with all the usual stuff involved, culminating in a B&B in Cornwall. Alternating POVs, eventual porn.
* Intentions, http://archiveofourown.org/works/466389
* Beginnings, http://archiveofourown.org/works/476991
* Shift, http://archiveofourown.org/works/502101
* Choices, http://archiveofourown.org/works/573992
* Momentum, http://archiveofourown.org/works/680504
fanfic  Lewis  slash  pair:RobbieLewis/JamesHathaway  ref:series  ref:humor  ref:angst  ref:pining  ref:postcanon  ref:first-time  ref:banter  ref:bffs-to-lovers  au:lamardeuse 
march 2016 by zhena
Inclined to Domesticity by Berevette
Lewis, Lewis/Hathaway. "Lewis and Hathaway are good at marriage but bad at dating." Lewis (POV) realizes one day that he and Hathaway are spending inordinate amounts of time together. And he doesn't mind. And Hathaway has something further in mind. // 11K of hanging out and pubbing and cooking and bed-sharing curtain fic that's saved from smarm by eventual smut.
fanfic  Lewis  slash  pair:RobbieLewis/JamesHathaway  ref:domestic  ref:curtainfic  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:first-time  via:helenthesecond  au:berevette  fandom:Lewis 
march 2016 by zhena
A Simple Shift of Water by significantowl
Daredevil, Matt/Foggy. "Two options, Matt. We do it right here with a bucket and sponge, or we do it in the bathtub, the way God intended." Foggy gives an injured Matt a bath. Etc. // PWP, short, mildly bantery in a lawyer fashion.
via:templemarker  fanfic  Daredevil  slash  pair:MattMurdock/FoggyNelson  ref:PWP  ref:h/c  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:first-time  au:significantowl  fandom:Daredevil 
february 2016 by zhena
Pride and Pledges by engine
Hockey RPS, Carey/PK. Frat AU. KAN President PK wants to be supportive of their pledge Alex's coming out angst, so he doesn't clear up the kid's misapprehension that PK's been dating Carey. // Fluff, fluff, with pining and fake dating and an oddly studious frat. Background Gallys and Tavares/Gagner. Locked fic.
fanfic  HockeyRPS  slash  pair:PKSubban/CareyPrice  AU  ref:Canadiens  ref:college  ref:frat  ref:pretendcouple  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:fluff  ref:locked  au:engine  fandom:Hockey 
december 2015 by zhena
Ex Delicto, de Novo ad Infinitum by scarletjedi
Daredevil, Matt/Foggy. "From a transgression (consequences of a crime), anew (a restart) to infinity (continuing on forever). Matt and Foggy get back up again." After S1, Foggy decides their relationship needs repaired, and Matt decides Foggy needs to learn to box. // Pining, shuffling around each other, bi shenanigans, eventual smut.
fanfic  Daredevil  pair:MattMurdock/FoggyNelson  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:first-time  ref:pining  via:teneagles  au:scarletjedi  fandom:Daredevil 
october 2015 by zhena
Jump, Check Parachute by augustbird
Daredevil, Matt/Foggy. Second year of law school, roommates Matt and Foggy get drunk, get laid -- with each other, and afterward decide to try out being fuckbuddies. Enter Marci. // 12K. Ohhh, Foggy POV, slowly, slowly figuring out what he really wants in a relationship. Marci is really cool and fun in this. (Doesn't bring up Matt/Electra at all.) Extremely readable.
fanfic  Daredevil  slash  au  pair:MattMurdock/FoggyNelson  ref:precanon  ref:college  ref:BFFs-to-lovers  ref:first-time  ref:fuckbuddies  ref:pining  ref:pretendcouple  via:teneagles  au:augustbird  fandom:Daredevil 
october 2015 by zhena
Make 'Em Count by verity
Hockey RPS, Boziak/Kessel. "It's not like Phil goes around telling people that his old team bought him his best friend like some people buy hookers. He can't really talk about it with Bozie, either, because Bozie will just say something like, 'Come on, I provide the full girlfriend experience,' which is so much worse than actually being offended." // Oh. If I understand this setup properly, new star Phil (POV) was awesome at hockey/incompetent at life, so they took on an additional player expressly to move in with Phil and make sure he's fed and clothed and whatever, as per player contract. Now it's umpteen years later, Phil's been traded, and everyone's quietly dealing with the aftermath of a voided contract clause. This one's more subtle/difficult; I like it. Rarepair exchange, not locked.
fanfic  HockeyRPS  slash  pair:PhilKessel/TylerBozak  ref:Leafs  ref:pining  ref:marriage-of-convenience  ref:BFFs-to-lovers  ref:rarepair-exchange  au:verity  fandom:HockeyRPS 
october 2015 by zhena
The Five-Year Plan by cherryvanilla
Hockey RPS, Jonny/Dan Watts, AU. Jonny, a lawyer, wants a LTR but keeps crashing and burning. His bestest buddy since forever, Dan (POV), a cop who's happy screwing his way through Grindr, promises he'll marry him himself if they both hit 30 single. So the birthday's coming up, Jonny's latest has dumped him, and they're both flying solo to another buddy's wedding... // Trope pile up, but it works, it's fun, it's sweet, it's fairly smutty, and HEA. (Bonus: zero Kane content.) So, looked up the pairing; Best Buddy Evar:
http://monalisasnmadhatters.tumblr.com/post/100913902389/dan-watt-a-primertimeline Locked, log in to read; rarepair exchange.
fanfic  Hockey  RPS  slash  pair:JonathanToewes/DanWatts  AU  ref:Blackhawks  ref:BFFs-to-lovers  ref:pining  ref:UST  ref:wedding  ref:rarepair-exchange  ref:lawyers  ref:cops  ref:locked  au:cherryvanilla  fandom:HockeyRPS 
october 2015 by zhena
Waging World Peace by Alex51324
Man From U.N.C.L.E., Illya/Napoleon. After Napoleon is informed that his choice for a new partner is a homosexual, he takes on the irritable Russian anyway. They spend the next several months in their own variation on the Cold War: uncomfortably socializing and saving each other from the usual life-threatening situations, while Napoleon tries to avoid putting his foot in his mouth and wrestles with an unexpected, new-found attraction. // 32K, shifting POV. Plotty, USTy, no weird anachronisms to bug me, and an enjoyably card-carrying Communist KGB Illya; he's as cynical as anyone with how it's turned out in reality, but he's not enamored with the West either. Ladies-man Napoleon's confusion about his growing affection for his partner isn't badly done (i.e., not a WNGWJLEO fic). I love it when people revisit olde-skool fandoms with more current stylings. Good pimp fic, I'm thinking, as it doesn't assume a reader knows anything about the show and includes everything you need.
fanfic  ManFromUNCLE  slash  pair:NapoleonSolo/IllyaKuryakin  ref:spies  ref:plot  ref:UST  ref:pining  ref:historical  ref:h/c  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:best-of-rec  au:alex51324  fandom:MUNCLE 
august 2015 by zhena
Planes, Submarines and Snowmobiles: A Case Study in International Policing by Deputychairman
Due South, Fraser/RayK. So Ray had headed back to Chicago on his own, but six months later Fraser is inviting him to an international policing conference as his coauthor on a presentation about their final case. // Ray POV. In the end, a (much) less depressing feeling resolution than that one Cesperanza aftermath fic, and a fair amount of smut. This was a good length, pretty enjoyable. :D
fanfic  Due-South  slash  pair:Fraser/Kowalski  ref:post-cotw  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:pining  ref:first-time  ref:academia  au:deputychairman  fandom:DueSouth 
august 2015 by zhena
The Smallest Things by tinsnip
DS9, Garak/Bashir. Bashir (POV) launches into an exchange of mail with Garak, who is on Caradassia, about literature, that eventually focuses on one especial book recommendation. // As usual, what they're discussing on the surface is related to the actual topic of interest. I love that sort of thing. I'd read another letter-exchange fic years back, and I thought this was it at first; nope, different fic. I don't get the whole Cure lyrics thing, but it's ignorable. Mildly angsty, cuts off before any sexy teims ensue.

* "Mint Car," http://archiveofourown.org/works/816009 Fluffy follow-up fic, Garak POV, in which they try being in an established relationship for a few days. Fairly angst-free, nothing explicit.
fanfic  DS9  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:postcanon  ref:epistolary  ref:alien-wtf  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:banter  ref:established  au:tinsnip  fandom:DS9 
july 2015 by zhena
Keep Throwing Things and Slamming the Door by Traincat
Fantastic Four/Spider-Man, Johnny/Peter. "Waking up in a stranger's bed is not how superhero Johnny Storm planned on spending the morning after the night before." Johnny hooks up with a photographer from the Daily Bugle at She-Hulk's wedding. Johnny might be smitten a bit, but it turns out the guy has the hots for his favorite subject, Spider-Man. // This one's pretty fun. Includes nude selfies on the Internet and amusing Man-Wolf havok in the background.
fanfic  FantasticFour  Spiderman  slash  pair:PeterParker/JohnnyStorm  ref:616  ref:banter  ref:humor  ref:secret-identities  ref:BFFs-to-lovers  au:traincat  fandom:MiscMarvel  via:exclamations 
june 2015 by zhena
:D bro!! by FoxGlade
Spiderman/FF, Peter/Johnny. Peter's exes have started a club to mock him, but at least his roommate still appreciates his bro qualities and is no danger of sleeping with him. //
"Oh my God, did you and Harry have angry arch-enemy sex again?!" Gwen says. A girl reading a thick chemistry textbook a few feet away gives them a startled look. "Have some self-respect, Peter!"
LOL. AU-ish 616-ish. Nobody's dead, and Michael B. Jordan is apparently one of the reboot peoples.
fanfic  Spider-rman  FantasticFour  pair:PeterParker/JohnnyStorm  ref:bros  ref:humor  ref:bffs-to-lovers  via:shadowkeeper  fandom:MiscMarvel 
may 2015 by zhena
Say You Will, Say You Won't by Traincat
Spiderman/Fantastic Four, Peter/Johnny. Johnny persuades Peter to help him out by temporarily marrying him so he can evade a marriage commitment from the Negative Zone. // Fun, goofy -- particularly when all the villains start commiserating with Spider-man because Torch has married some nobody named Parker. The usual ending for these sorts of things.
fanfic  Spiderman  slash  pair:PeterParker/JohnnyStorm  ref:616  ref:marriage-of-convenience  ref:banter  ref:humor  ref:BFFs-to-lovers  au:traincat  fandom:MiscMarvel 
may 2015 by zhena
Something Worth Bleeding Out by dastardlywords
Hockey RPS, Benn/Seguin. Tyler is a fuck-up, gets traded to the Stars. Tyler starts over in a new place, plays on a wing with Jamie, lives in the same building with Jamie and his brother, and they spend most of their spare time together. Tyler suspects he's starting to get obsessed with Jamie, so he looks for distractions. // Friends to lovers type fic, absolutely nothing novel here. Pretty readable. (Locked fic, log in to read.)
fanfic  Hockey  RPS  slash  pair:TylerSeguin/JaimeBenn  ref:Stars  ref:pining  ref:bros  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:locked  au:dastardlywords  fandom:HockeyRPS 
march 2015 by zhena
This Heart Is Not for Wasting by fourfreedoms
Hockey RPS, Kane/Toews, college AU. Patrick breaks up with his girlfriend then winds up screwing his bestie during their last blowout week before graduation. // IDK. Have limited tolerance for entitled trashy white-boy college connerie, and this smacked the ceiling for that; A+ summoning back to mind bad memories and fug smells. It's readable for all that, fairly porny, with a lulzy Generic Romance title.
fanfic  Hockey  RPS  slash  pair:JonathanToewes/PatrickKane  AU  ref:blackhawks  ref:college  ref:bros  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:booze  au:fourfreedoms  fandom:HockeyRPS 
march 2015 by zhena
On the Cold Hill Side by marycrawford
LotR, Gimli/Legolas. First Gimli and Legolas explore the Glittering Caves, then they head to Fangorn, where they team up to take on a feral tree. Gimli is pining hard for Legolas but believes he's headed seaward as soon as their side-trip is finished. Then Aragorn asks them to look into traps Sauruman left behind at Orthanc. // 25K, Gimli POV. This is plotty, engrossing, with industrial-level pining. No smut, but HEA. I liked it!
fanfic  LOTR  slash  pair:Gimli/Legolas  ref:postcanon  ref:plot  ref:pining  ref:miscommunication  ref:banter  ref:roadtrip  ref:bffs-to-lovers  via:scorpionvoices  au:marycrawford  fandom:LotR 
july 2014 by zhena

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