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Batman: Aspire to Touch the Sky, by Betty
Summary: The residents of the Blüdhaven retirement home didn't care that their rescuer came from an age of myth; they were just glad she was able to reach the fourth floor where the firemen could not. But when she flew through the smoke with Mrs. Kelly in her arms, the cameras were waiting. With the dramatic arrival of Diana, who some are calling "Wonder Woman," the island of Themyscira rejoined the modern world. Talks between the Amazon Nation and Washington in the last week have been kept quiet, but a source close to the White House suggests a surprising announcement may be forthcoming--
Reccer's Notes: This is an AU take on how Diana came to Man's World, and why. I love how well everyone is written; even though the relationships are different, they all sound like themselves. Bruce is the professional paranoid that we all know and love (and seeing him through the eyes of a Diana who doesn't know he's Batman brings an unexpected dimension to the story and to both their characters). Diana is strong, determined, and while she doesn't know enough about Man's World to pick up on all the undercurrents, she's a canny operator in her own right who accomplishes her goals with flair and directness. I love the ending!
fandom:dc.universe  pairing:bruce.wayne/diana.prince  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:brown_betty  theme:marriage  theme:marriage.of.convenience  theme:female.characters  theme:secret.identities  theme:superpowers  reccer:beatrice_otter  theme:pre-ao3.works  theme:teams 
march 2019 by fancake
The Man from U.N.C.L.E: The Trojan Affair by manic_intent
Summary: Ten minutes to go to ground zero and Artyom was still desperately trying to escape. “I have never attended little girl’s birthday party,” he pointed out repeatedly, and actually pouted, big blue eyes wide and pleading.

“Always a first time,” Napoleon said mercilessly, pulling on a charcoal Tom Ford blazer over his loose gray knit. “Mrs Siegfried invited us weeks ago, Artyom, don’t be a baby. You’ve had quite a while to gird your loins. We’re going to a party, not some sort of trench warfare. Smile.”

Artyom scowled, which was admittedly normally an adorable look even for a tall, blonde Russian giant of a man. “I do not like Mrs Siegfried,” Artyom declared, clearly intent on being as recalcitrant as possible.
Reccer's Notes: A delight of a Mr and Mrs Smith AU. Do I need to say more? :D
fandom:man.from.u.n.c.l.e.(movie)  pairing:illya.kuryakin/napoleon.solo  length:40.000-60.000.words  creator:manic_intent  theme:secret.identities  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:action/adventure  theme:au  theme:au:complete.au  theme:au:complete.au:modern  theme:au:complete.au:secret.agent-spy  theme:established.relationship  theme:established.relationship.with.plot  theme:humor  theme:marriage  theme:marriage.of.convenience  reccer:jainas 
september 2018 by fancake
DCU: The Conspiracies of Princes by clarityhiding
Summary: Jason just wants to get his cargo to Kandor, he doesn't have time to deal with this kid he found hiding in the wall of his ship.

Or: The JayTim space opera where there's a fake marriage, a marriage of convenience, and an arranged marriage.
Reccer's Notes: There is so much going on in this fic. Everyone has a secret identity (or multiple!) and a mission that will only be revealed in the fullness of time and also it's IN SPACE??? And there's tons of cool worldbuilding about how the governments of the various planets work and the way the usual cast of Gotham and adjacent superhero crews are mapped onto the space opera setting is just amazing. PLUS, fake marriage shenanigans. You know you want to.
fandom:dc.universe  pairing:jason.todd/tim.drake  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:clarityhiding  theme:amnesty  theme:space.aus  theme:au  theme:au:complete.au  theme:au:complete.au:science.fiction  theme:au:complete.au:royalty  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:identity.porn  theme:action/adventure  theme:worldbuilding  theme:marriage  theme:marriage.of.convenience  theme:fake.marriage  reccer:meretricula 
august 2018 by fancake
Greek mythology: Kore by oneiriad
Summary: The day her mother gives birth to a horse is the day Persephone decides that she really needs a plan.
Reccer's Notes: In which Demeter wants her daughter to marry and have children. At first Persephone don't get what the fuss is about, but once she does... well. She is not very onboard with any of it. Luckily, family is here to help!
This is a very light-hearted story, fun and at time very tongue in cheek (but don't tell Zeus), but it also covers serious matters.
fandom:greek.mythology  fandom:legends&myths  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:persephone  character:hades  character:demeter  character:hecate  character:hermes  character:athena  character:zeus  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:oneiriad  theme:asexual&demisexual.characters  theme:humor  theme:marriage  theme:marriage.of.convenience  reccer:jainas 
may 2018 by fancake
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Allergic to Gratitude by BC_Brynn
Summary: In the wake of the Uncivil Skirmish, Tony Stark is the only Avenger left. To his unending surprise, things just get… easier.
Reccer's Notes: Or, the fic that takes the characters broken at the end of Civil War (Laura and kids included) and knits them back together again - sure, with holes in the weave and lumps here and there, but safe, warm, and comforting. Tony isn't sure how he suddenly gained this much of a family, but he doesn't want to ask in case they disappear. (Only background mentions of Cap and co, this is more focused on the fallout for everyone else).
fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  pairing:betty.ross/bruce.banner/tony.stark  length:60.000-80.000.words  creator:bc_brynn  theme:amnesty  theme:rare.pairings  theme:marriage  theme:marriage.of.convenience  reccer:subsequent  theme:teams 
december 2017 by fancake
Daredevil (TV): Something Dumb to Do by poisonivory
Summary: If Matt and Foggy get married, Foggy will never be forced to testify against Daredevil. It doesn't mean anything has to change, right?
Reccer's Notes: Two dumb New York lawyers decide to get fake-married, which ends up not being all that fake because of the real feelings they've both been pretending not to have. Engaging, adorable ride.
fandom:daredevil.(tv)  pairing:foggy.nelson/matt.murdock  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:poisonivory  theme:pining  theme:mutual.pining  theme:superpowers  theme:slow.burn  theme:marriage  theme:marriage.of.convenience  theme:friends.to.lovers  theme:first.time  theme:disability  reccer:dirty_diana 
july 2017 by fancake
Hockey RPF: A Gradual Act of Arson by ladyblahblah
Summary: “Are you telling me that you worked a divorce clause into your contracts?”

“It was management's idea, actually,” Sidney nods. “I, uh. I didn't exactly tell my mom about that part, but. Yeah. We just need to get him over here without the KHL trying to pull anything to keep him from leaving. We have to stay together for two years, just to make sure everything’s settled and definite with his citizenship and contract and everything, and then we're in the clear to break up without any of the usual salary penalties.”
Reccer's Notes: 100K words of domesticity, pining, and communication failure. It's slow and very very happymaking.
fandom:hockey.rpf  pairing:evgeni.malkin/sidney.crosby  length:80.000&more.words  creator:ladyblahblah  theme:slow.burn  theme:marriage  theme:marriage.of.convenience  theme:arranged.marriage  theme:novel-length.fic  theme:pining  theme:pretend.couple  reccer:jerakeen 
september 2016 by fancake
turningterrific: Some Other Beginning's End
“So I say, before I’m thinking through, I say am getting married,” Geno says and glances up at Sid and then back down again. “They say to American?” Geno seems reluctant to continue. Sid’s stuck on trying to figure out who Geno is marrying and why he didn’t tell Sid about it. “I say, ‘no, to Canadian.'”

Sid makes a face. Because seriously, Sid feels like he would’ve heard if Geno was dating someone that seriously. But then again, he had no idea Geno had a kid until he was sitting in a hotel room in fucking Finland.

“Who?” Sid finally asks when Geno seems like he’s not going to continue.

Geno takes a deep breath and lets it out slowly. “You.”

“Me what?” Sid asks stupidly.

or

The summer Russia invaded Ukraine and Geno had to marry Sid: a love story.
author:turningterrific  fandom:hockey  pairing:sid/geno  genre:future.fic  theme:marriage.of.convenience  theme:kidfic  rating:nc-17  wordcount:50-75k 
february 2016 by slownight
Crowley and Aziraphale Save The World, by afrai
Crowley and Aziraphale have to get married for Reasons. A wedding gift in memory of CrowleysAngels, LJ fandom and some good old eschatological times.

"I am not standing up at the altar with a man in jeans and a novelty T-shirt."
fandom:good.omens  pairing:aziraphale/crowley  type:fic  genre:fluff  genre:humor  theme:marriage  theme:marriage.of.convenience  char:aziraphale  char:anthony.j.crowley  timeline:post-canon  words:>1k  rating:g 
january 2016 by muchasabejas
Always a Bridesmaid, by Seaouryou
The receptionist took one look at them and asked, “Groom running away with the best man?” Kyle sputtered a negative, but Stan asked curiously, “Does that happen often?” She shrugged. “About as often as you’d think.”
&favorite  fandom:south.park  pairing:kyle/stan  type:fic  genre:humor  genre:friendship  genre:fluff  genre:first.time  theme:marriage.of.convenience  theme:drugs/alcohol  char:kyle.broflovski  char:stan.marsh  char:gerald.broflovski  timeline:future!fic  words:1k-5k  rating:pg-13 
november 2015 by muchasabejas
The Sentinel: The Body Thief by Russet McMillan aka Quasar
Summary: When Jim wakes up in the hospital after being shot by an assassin, he realizes there's more wrong than the usual issues surrounding gunshot wounds and sentinel sensibilities. He's woken up in the body of someone who's been in a coma for two months. So, what's happened to Jim's body?
Reccer's Notes:If there was a "supernatural" category, this would definitely be front and center. Russ takes the sentinel mythos in a direction that is interesting and angsty and twisty. Enjoy.
fandom:sentinel  pairing:blair.sandburg/ofc  pairing:blair.sandburg/jim.ellison  character:simon.banks  character:original.character(s)  length:40.000-60.000.words  creator:quasar.(russet_mcmillan)  theme:bodyswap  theme:hurt/comfort  theme:marriage  theme:marriage.of.convenience  theme:first.time  reccer:magician113 
may 2015 by fancake
Hockey RPF: Marry Me A Little by bessyboo & thisissirius
Summary: When NHL star Patrick Kane's off-ice antics finally get him into trouble for the last time, captain and best friend Jonathan Toews has one final trump card to keep him from being traded: marriage...to each other. But between being the first openly gay hockey players, facing down a lockout, and the fact that Patrick has been in love with Jonny for years, will these two ever be able to work past their miscommunication to realize that their marriage may not be as much of a sham as they think it is?
Reccer's Notes: Long and glorious friends to husbands to lovers fic. It's perfectly understated.
fandom:hockey.rpf  pairing:jonathan.toews/patrick.kane  length:80.000&more.words  creator:bessyboo  creator:thisissirius  theme:friends.to.lovers  theme:novel-length.fic  theme:marriage  theme:marriage.of.convenience  reccer:jerakeen 
march 2015 by fancake
Hockey RPF: A Gentleman's Agreement by sailorstkwrning
Summary: Captain Jamie Benn (ret.) of the Horse Guards, gentleman farmer, agrees to take the disgraced Marquess of Brampton as his husband, in return for a hefty settlement. They're both surprised when their marriage of convenience blossoms into a romance.

Reccer's Notes: I love a good Regency AU, and this is a good Regency AU! It's of the type where it's unremarkable for two young gentlemen to get married, but it's got lovely period-typical detail, and carries along all the stifled under-communication that you'd expect from a couple who've been thrust together by finance and well-meaning acquaintances. The broad strokes of the plot echo Actual Tyler Seguin's struggles in Boston and trade to Dallas - briefly and with mixed levels of kindness towards the remaining Bruins - but it quickly settles into Tyler trying to make sense of his new (and possibly temporary!) married life in the country, and Jamie trying to make sense of Tyler.
fandom:hockey.rpf  pairing:jamie.benn/tyler.seguin  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:sailorstkwrning  theme:au  theme:au:complete.au  theme:au:complete.au:historical  theme:historical.aus  theme:marriage  theme:marriage.of.convenience  reccer:healingmirth 
february 2015 by fancake
MCU: If Through a Door by jibrailis
Summary: Tony is accused of murder on an alien planet; Steve marries him to bring him home.
Reccer's Notes: I'll admit that I'm not the best reccer, partly for my bad skills at English, besides all my fanfic feedback are around the lines of "I enjoyed it, I love it", but believe me if I tell you this story is wonderful. Jibrailis is a talented writer, and I loved every moment of their fic, the way the author brought Steve and Tony to get married sounded so believable, so was the relationship between the two of them. There's angst and drama, there's humor, action and romance, a full package of feelings and sci-fi interplanetary world build and well rounded characters, both canon and OCs, that makes the reading all more entertaining and compelling. Read it, you'll be not disappointed!
fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  pairing:steve.rogers/tony.stark  length:40.000-60.000.words  creator:jibrailis  theme:amnesty  theme:marriage.of.convenience  theme:first.time  reccer:leperu 
december 2014 by fancake
Alias: Untitled by dollsome
Summary: [None.] Outside, it rains. She sits in the passenger's seat and, with routine precision, picks the petals off each of the dozen roses Michael had left for her this morning. He is in Prague -- with Sydney, though he hadn't disclosed that particular bit of information. She knows very well that it's the case, however. There wouldn't be roses, otherwise.
Reccer's Notes: A quiet moment featuring Lauren alone and with Sark. Lauren's a fascinating character if you look past the black hat villainy, and even if you never thought so, this fic will convince you. Short but complex and revealing
fandom:alias  pairing:julian.stark/lauren.reed  pairing:lauren.reed/michael.vaughn  pairing:michael.vaughn/sydney.bristow  length:0-1.000.words  creator:dollsome  theme:female.characters  theme:marriage.of.convenience  theme:rare.pairings  reccer:eevilalice  theme:amnesty 
august 2014 by fancake
American Idol RPF: The Second Time: A Romance in Two Parts by abriata
Summary: Adam Lambert’s days of tabloid notoriety are behind him if he wants to keep his record contract. To complete his newly reformed image, his management wants him to settle down and get married. Adam refuses to even consider the idea until he meets his prospective husband, Kris Allen.
Reccer's Notes: I think this falls under both categories, so... an arranged marriage of convenience? Which is also a fake marriage, by the way. It covers all the bases. :D
fandom:american.idol.rpf  pairing:adam.lambert/kris.allen  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:abriata  theme:arranged.marriage  theme:marriage.of.convenience  theme:pretend.couple  theme:au  theme:au:complete.au  theme:au:complete.au:celebrities-fame  reccer:jerakeen 
august 2014 by fancake
it won't be a stylish marriage, by lazulisong
There's no way even Steve's subconscious is screwed up enough to come up with 'and then I went shopping for a ring to marry my best friend with Howard Stark's son's ladyfriend helping me pick one out at Tiffany's while Howard Stark's son lurked behind us pretending not to be deeply interested in the proceedings'.

(Follows "give me your answer do".)
#fic  fandom:captain.america  fandom:the.avengers  pairing:bucky/steve  genre:gen  genre:humor  char:steve.rogers  char:james.bucky.barnes  char:pepper.potts  char:natasha.romanoff  char:tony.stark  theme:marriage.of.convenience  char:sam.wilson 
july 2014 by intrinsic_cat
Harry Potter: Matching Muff Matrimony by eloiselovelace
Summary: It was a comfortable marriage of inconvenience, really, given how much they hated each other.
Reccer's Notes: This is one of the funniest fics I've read in any fandom. The laughs come fast and hard, and the writing is clever and incredibly inventive. Their relationship starts as fake and adversarial but develops into something surprisingly sweet and hot by the end, which I did not think the writer could pull off after all that comedy. It's amazing.
fandom:harry.potter  pairing:ginny.weasley/pansy.parkinson  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:eloiselovelace  theme:female.characters  theme:femslash  theme:humor  theme:marriage  theme:marriage.of.convenience  theme:pretend.couple  theme:rare.pairings  reccer:inevitableentresol 
june 2014 by fancake

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