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ain't really quaint - Chapter 1 - quietnight, silentwalrus - Captain America - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
Natasha stops by on a Tuesday, early enough in the morning that it would have been late by Steve’s old standards. Now, though, it takes him nearly three minutes just to limp to the door, yawning, and when he opens it he has to lean heavily on the doorframe.

“Hi,” Natasha says, over the beginnings of birdsong. She’s not alone. “Can we come in?”
fandom:marvel  bucky/steve  creator:quietnight  creator:silentwalrus  length:30-50k  location:ao3  au  timeline:alternate  humor  warning:homophobia  warning:ptsd 
april 2019 by concinnity
The Patchwork Boy - isildursheir - Shades of Magic - V. E. Schwab [Archive of Our Own]
“You said you have nothing here, but you don’t have anything where you’re from, either. And I’m offering you something. Another chance. Another life.” His gaze flicked back up to Holland’s, full of sincerity. “An opportunity to heal.”


In which Kell actually tries to convince Holland to stay in Red London. In which Holland actually stays.
fandom:shades.of.magic  gen  creator:isildursheir  length:5-8k  location:ao3  au  timeline:alternate  toread 
april 2019 by concinnity
A Thousand Teeth and Yours Among Them

"A thousand teeth,
and yours among them, I know.
Our hungers appeased,
Our heartbeats becoming slow." - In a Week, Hozier

Unconventional New Orleans Detective Will Graham meets his match when surgeon Hannibal Lecter asks him to dinner in the aftermath of a murder investigation. As his relationship with the enigmatic Doctor unfolds, Will gets further entrenched in the hunt for not one but two serial killers: the first creating a bloody ode to family values, while the other vanishes bodies into the swamps and bayous of rural Louisiana.

Pre-show AU with all our faves, including Team Sassy Science!
timeline:pre-canon  location:ao3  timeline:alternate  length:90-110k  firsttime  hannibal/will  fandom:hannibal  creator:printersdevil  creator:gleamingandwholeanddeadly 
february 2019 by concinnity
Guard Them, and Him Within - Chapter 1 - Etharei - Torchwood [Archive of Our Own]
Ianto Jones finds himself far from home. But there are guns, aliens, and more Strange Happenings than one can shake a stick at, so sometimes it’s like he hasn’t left. Of stories within stories, and the adventures of small characters.
fandom:torchwood  ianto/jack  creator:etharei  length:30-50k  location:ao3  established.relationship  timeline:alternate  time.travel  com:tardis.big.bang  published:2009 
february 2019 by concinnity
Start Anew

James and Miranda rescue Thomas from Bethlem. This was supposed to solve all their problems.

As it turns out, things are more complicated than that.
creator:neery  length:15-20k  location:ao3  warning:ptsd  fandom:black.sails  established.relationship  timeline:alternate  miranda/james/thomas 
december 2018 by concinnity

Thomas thinks he might be mad the day he starts seeing Miranda's ghost.

When she sees Thomas standing not ten feet away from her, Miranda wonders the same.
fandom:black.sails  location:ao3  length:8-10k  via:sansets  miranda/james/thomas  timeline:alternate 
march 2018 by concinnity
Life skills outside the curriculum - Chapter 1 - Endrina - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]

It was "Witch Weekly", of all people and organizations, the first to notice and comment on The Boy Who Lived’s absence from the ranks of first years at Hogwarts. The magazine went on to elucubrate that the young hero was studying at a foreign school, possibly Beauxbatons or Holzschuhkäse.

My notes: the one where Harry is homeless for a long time, and learns his own kinds of magic (and he and Draco end up riding the train all day)
firsttime  fandom:harry.potter  timeline:alternate  location:ao3  length:50-70k  draco/harry  au 
february 2018 by concinnity
[Podfic] Map of the World by Seperis - guilelessquagmire (soysauceanon) - Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]
Omg someone is podficcing hippofucker aka Seperis’s epic apocalypse Dean/Cas. If you want 16 hours fic it's here!

Fic summary: The world's already over and they're already dead. All they're doing now is marking time until the end.
dean/castiel  timeline:alternate  creator:guilelessquagmire  apocalypse  creator:seperis  firsttime  podfic!  length:15-20hours  location:ao3  fandom:supernatural 
july 2017 by concinnity
fighting vainly the old ennui - Fahye - Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries [Archive of Our Own]

The Bowerbird wasn't playing fair; Jack couldn't debate these pieces of paper. He couldn't tell pieces of paper and a growing pile of feathers that he, too, remembered the rare treat that was eating a single piece of tropical fruit in the heavy heat of a Christmas afternoon, stickying his best suit of clothes, which had been so clean and pressed for church that morning.

(In which Inspector Jack Robinson is having a fairly uneventful year, divorce notwithstanding, until he acquires a lady doctor for a drinking buddy and receives a series of flirtatious notes from a jewel thief.)
length:12-15k  com:yuletide  fandom:miss.fisher  timeline:alternate  creator:fahye  location:ao3  jack/phryne 
june 2017 by concinnity
King's Gambit - manic_intent - Dragon Age: Inquisition, Dragon Age (Video Games), Dragon Age - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]

A party was never quite a proper party in Tevinter until there was at least one assassination attempt, and the novelty in the attempt at Magister Caius’ party lay not quite in its actual occurrence but in the ambition of its assassin.

At the height of Caius’ decidedly juvenile lyrium-laced drinking game, during the start of dinner, Magister Fabiana made a sudden gesture close to the Divine, all the while leaning closer, as if to say something private. Divine Leonthius' hand snapped up, viper-quick, grabbing Fabiana’s hand high on the wrist. She rose from her seat, fright and outrage both in her eyes, fire stealing hot up from her trapped wrist before it was abruptly… gone.

Shock froze Fabiana’s snarl in her throat, even as, with a gentle, almost intimate economy, Leonthius pulled Fabiana towards him and shoved a dagger up through her ribcage.

My notes: the one where Cullen is the Black Divine & Dorian is the Archon
fandom:dragon.age  dorian/cullen  creator:manic_intent  length:50-70k  location:ao3  au  timeline:alternate  firsttime  politics  via:savageneon 
may 2017 by concinnity
The Dragon Rises - Chapter 1 - Footloose, mushroomtale - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

If Into the Badlands met The Once and Future King, this is the story that would be told:

Merlin has three strikes against him: he's one of the last surviving members of the grove of Ironwood, he's renowned as the dread sorcerer Emrys, and there's a large reward hanging over his head like Damocles' sword. After decades of running, there's nowhere left to go. His dream of peace -- Ironwood's dream -- seems impossible to achieve until he meets the young son of a thane whose greatest secret is a traitorous desire for more than the tyranny that runs rampant throughout the Kingdoms of Albion.

It was disaster that brought the world to this. It's war that will cleanse it of its sins. But it is prophecy that heralds the day when the guardian of the realm can wear his mantle once again, and when the King of Kings will rise to take the throne that is rightly his.

My notes: the one where Merlin can stop bullets mid-air, in a time where there aren't many bullets left at all. Gorgeous fanart.
creator:footloose  arthur/merlin  fandom:merlin  length:100-150k  au  location:ao3  timeline:alternate  com:after.camlann.bigbang 
october 2016 by concinnity
“Holy shit,” Howard says, crackling through the speakers. “You alive in there?” Lying is a sin, of course, but Steve’s not sure what else he can do. He’s already lied to the government and Bucky and God Almighty; and himself, himself most of all. He ought to tell the truth. That he’s not quite what they hoped for. That perhaps they should put him back into the ocean.

“Probably,” he says, instead, listening to Howard’s tinny laughter; and waits for the blast doors to unlock.

My notes: the one where instead of going into the ice, Steve's caught by Yggdrasil and shoved back into reality. He learns how to push back. So so good.
location:ao3  fandom:marvel  length:100-150k  au  timeline:alternate  Bucky/Steve 
august 2016 by concinnity
in the future, when we fell in love - tofsla - Dragon Age: Inquisition [Archive of Our Own]

Dorian and the Inquisitor spend a lot longer than a few hours displaced in time by Alexius' magic. Working through all of the consequences takes even longer.
location:ao3  au:time.travel  timeline:alternate  dorian/iron.bull  creator:tofsla  warning:alittlesad  fandom:dragon.age  length:12-15k 
july 2016 by concinnity
King by the Roadside - Chapter 1 - nimmieamee - Raven Cycle - Maggie Stiefvater [Archive of Our Own]

Richard Campbell Gansey III has never had any run-ins with bees. He's never stepped on a hive. He's never suffered any stings. He knows nothing about ley lines or Welsh kings.

Then he loses everything, and has to learn.
Adam/Blue/Gansey/Noah/Ronan  team.family.home  au  warning:graphic.violence  polyamory  fandom:ravencycle  location:ao3  timeline:alternate  creator:nimmieamee  length:150-200k 
april 2016 by concinnity
For Now A Letter - Chapter 1 - Anonymous - Women's Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
In which Women's Army Corps officer Hilary Knight strikes up a correspondence with Amanda Kessel, who is stuck at the home front and can't wait to be old enough to enlist as a WAC herself. Expect flirting, baking, the inaugural Allied Forces Hockey Tourney, and no details whatsoever about what exactly Hilary's job entails.
au  fandom:hockey  com:2015hockeyrarepairs  epistolary.romance  au:historical  kessel/knight  creator:anon  timeline:alternate 
october 2015 by concinnity
[Podfic of] It Doesn't Mean You Can Explain the Ocean
From the creator:
Podfic of It Doesn't Mean You Can Explain the Ocean by rageprufrock
Duration: 01:45:55

There are noises in the cosmic grapevine about three women in Savannah, about prophesy and oracle and older gods than even they know the words for, and Dean hears about it from a waitress at the counter of a diner off the side of a North Carolina freeway.

My notes: a really lovely reading. There's an mp4 at the audiofic archive & an mp3 version at the ao3.
fandom:supernatural  sam/dean  creator:eosrose  creator:rageprufrock  length:1-3hrs  location:ao3  au  timeline:alternate  location:audiofic.archive  published:2013 
december 2014 by concinnity
ghosts in the machine
From the creator:
Summary: Download or a stream a podfic of ghosts in the machine by hollimichele.

Author's summary: History, Peggy has learned, never tells the whole story.

My notes: the one where Peggy gets a dose of the serum, and lives alone until she meets a talented redheaded assassin & then Bucky comes back, and then Steve. Steve/Bucky/Peggy endgame, but mostly an interesting "what if" for Peggy.
fandom:marvel  gen  steve/bucky/peggy  creator:susan_voight  creator:hollimichele  length:30-50mins  location:ao3  au  awesome.ladies.awesoming  timeline:alternate  podfic!  published:2014 
september 2014 by concinnity
A Long Winter
From the creators:
In 1945, Steve Rogers jumps from a nosediving plane and swims through miles of Arctic Ocean to a frozen shore.

In 1947, Steve Rogers marries Peggy Carter.

In 1966, the New York Times finds the lost letters of Sergeant James Buchanan Barnes.

My notes: this is excellent and painful and you should read it instantly. Gorgeously done, achingly real. Definitely a new favorite.

(personally, the research notes are even more painful than the fic. Because the world is a shitty place.)
fandom:marvel  steve/bucky  steve/peggy  creator:dropdeaddream  creator:whatarefears  length:30-50k  via:isweedan  au  timeline:alternate  published:2014  <3 
june 2014 by concinnity
The One Where a Bear and a Dragon (and Morgana) Save the Ending From Being Eaten By Canon (The Grimm and Bear It Remix)
From the creator:
Summary: In which Arthur wonders where it all went wrong, Aithusa is determined to set things right, Morgana has unknowingly seeded her own salvation, and everyone who loves a Pendragon is damn lucky that bears always repay their debts.
fandom:merlin  gen  creator:anon  length:8-10k  location:ao3  timeline:alternate  com:camelot.remix  via:cryingonsundays  published:2014 
april 2014 by concinnity
The Long Way Home
From the creator:
Summary: James Barnes takes the long way home.

Spoilers for the Winter Soldier

Additional Warnings: Just as a heads up, this story contains a scene where Clint describes, in detail, being under Loki's mind control and the compulsions he felt.
fandom:marvel  fandom:avengers  steve/bucky  clint/coulson  creator:roguewrld  length:30-50k  location:ao3  warning:ptsd  timeline:alternate  published:2013 
april 2014 by concinnity

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