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Superior - missbecky - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Summary:

So they called you in," Tony says. He stands close, a little too close for comfort, in fact, given what Peter now knows about him. "Billions of miles away, and they thought you could come here and talk me down. Wow, they're really getting desperate, aren't they?"
fandom:avengers  verse:616  p:marvel:quill/tony  setting:superior.iron.man  kink:hate.sex  genre:angst  length:01K-05K  year:2014  notes:ouch  authors:m 
may 2019 by rainbowslinky
You Don't Need To Surrender - Anonymous - Marvel 616 [Archive of Our Own]
There's a reason why Tony knows so well what Steve likes in bed, but Steve does not remember what Hydra Cap did. He's just happy to finally be with Tony.
fandom:avengers  p:marvel:tony/steve  verse:616  tw:non-con  genre:angst  year:2018  length:01K-05K 
december 2018 by rainbowslinky
smile like your heart is breaking - renlyne - BBC Radio 1 RPF [Archive of Our Own]
If we take Shakespeare as a guide, a story isn’t a tragedy unless somebody dies. Their story, then, is not a tragic one.

(Or: Nick’s getting married.)
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/nick  subject:marriage  notes:bittersweet  genre:angst  type:future!fic  setting:wedding  year:2018  comm:grimmyfest  length:01K-05K 
november 2018 by rainbowslinky
forever and a day - laireshi - Marvel 616 [Archive of Our Own]
No more humans, he thinks, crossing another name off the list. It's getting depressingly short.

He doesn't know what happened. No one does. Only that their friends are either dead or not their friends any more, and it's the only sentence that explains everything … apart from how it doesn't explain anything at all.
fandom:avengers  verse:TRN193  p:marvel:tony/steve  notes::(  notes:depressing  character-type:robot  genre:angst  pov:tony.stark  year:2013  length:01K-05K  notes:dark 
september 2018 by rainbowslinky
Hear You Me - sara_holmes - The Avengers (Marvel Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
“I need you to hear me,” Bucky says to Steve's sleeping form, voice thick. “If you’re dreaming in there, come on out here and listen because I need you to hear me. Steve, I’m – I don’t think I’m dead. Not all the way dead, anyway. And I need you to come and find me. All those times I found you in alleys, all beat to hell – just like the time you found me in the Hydra Base, I need you to do it one last time.”

After falling from the train, Bucky finds himself not-quite-dead and not-quite-alive. He's not sure which state of affairs is more painful.
fandom:avengers  verse:mcu  p:marvel:bucky/steve  notes:;_;  notes:negative.ending  genre:angst  year:2014  length:01K-05K 
july 2018 by rainbowslinky
I'll Do What You Like (If You'll Stay The Night) - Chapter 1 - Jiksa - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Another twist of Nick’s wrist and a slight press forwards, and Harry groans out a garbled noise that isn’t “stop,” but probably should be. It’s not too late, Nick thinks. They could still walk away from this.

OR, Nick finally gives it to him.

[written for me]
!part.of.a.series  fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/nick  kink:fisting  notes:FEELS  authors:j  year:2018  length:01K-05K  !rec  notes:hot  genre:angst 
may 2018 by rainbowslinky
you'll always be my thunder - tomorrows - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis doesn't let himself think about it. He doesn't think of The List or LA or the cobblestone streets he knows like the back of his hand by now. He ignores the way the sun reflects off the gold band on his finger and decidedly puts on the peppiest, most sickeningly upbeat tunes on his phone. The sound of Anne's voice was enough for him, he thinks. Now it's just a matter of coping. He wonders if he's got the strength to ignore the pain in his chest for that long, until the end of his life, he presumes.

Based on tags where a two-year long zombie apocalypse finally comes to an end and Louis and Harry don't know if the other's survived.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  subject:zombies  subject:children  notes:positive.ending  genre:angst  setting:post-apoc  length:01K-05K  quality:*****  site:ao3  year:2014  authors:t 
october 2014 by rainbowslinky
if you call my name (tomlinshaw ficlet pt 5/5)
more of that universe where louis comes out by moaning over the phone to nick on live radio. late night skype calls.
fandom:one.direction  site:tumblr  !part.of.a.series  genre:angst  genre:romance  notes:depressing  notes::/  quality:*****  length:01K-05K  year:2014  p:1d:louis/nick 
april 2014 by rainbowslinky
commercial company (gryles prostitute au ficlet)
"Care for, um, commercial company?" he says, with only a little tremble to his voice just from doing it face to face instead of over the CB. Desperate times, and all that.

The man’s face lights up. “Are you British?”
fandom:one.direction  site:tumblr  genre:angst  genre:romance  genre:au  character-type:sex.industry  setting:motel  quality:*****  length:01K-05K  p:1d:harry/nick 
april 2014 by rainbowslinky
i was born in a crossfire hurricane - feathertofly - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
it's everything louis wants, to make someone feel like this song is making him feel right now, light and anchored and real for ten minutes. his guitar does that, and the boy laying next to him does. (a rolling stones au.)
fandom:one.direction  genre:au  quality:****  year:2013  length:01K-05K  genre:angst  rating:g  site:ao3  authors:f  p:1d:harry/louis 
april 2014 by rainbowslinky
The Most Devoted Servant - pristineungift - The Musketeers (2014) [Archive of Our Own]
I will watch over your son and guard him with all my strength and heart. I will lay down my life for him, if necessary. He will have no more devoted servant.
pov:2nd  fandom:the.musketeers  pairing:aramis/anne  rating:pg  subject:character.death  subject:children  length:01K-05K  year:2014  notes:beautiful  notes:;_;  genre:gen  genre:angst  quality:***** 
april 2014 by rainbowslinky
a nation of their own - kidfic please?
Harry comes off tour when Ollie’s four months old. His first stop is his own home; his second stop is Nick’s house.
fandom:one.direction  site:tumblr  authors:z  subject:children  !favorites  length:01K-05K  quality:*****  genre:angst  genre:romance  genre:au  year:2014  p:1d:harry/nick 
march 2014 by rainbowslinky
vineyardfic: fic: if you like you can touch it, baby
[louis is a high class escort and harry is his favorite client.]
Harry knows the rules, knows that they have boundaries, and while they may have skirted a few of them in the past, this is far more personal than Louis is comfortable with.
fandom:one.direction  authors:v  site:lj  kink:crossdressing  length:01K-05K  kink:rimming  rating:nc-17  quality:*****  character-type:sex.industry  genre:romance  genre:angst  genre:au  subject:birthdays  p:1d:harry/louis 
january 2014 by rainbowslinky
A New Home for Louis - fiarra - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis doesn’t remember life before the shelter.

[louis is a cat. harry is a kitten. ed sheeran becomes their owner. it's all quite cute.]
fandom:one.direction  author:fiarra  site:ao3  genre:gen  length:01K-05K  character-type:animal  genre:angst  genre:schmoop  quality:*****  year:2013 
january 2014 by rainbowslinky
Wreck Me - ymorton - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
"Shots for everyone! On me!" Harry roars, shockingly loud, and suddenly they're in the middle of a crowd, everyone watching, laughing, shotglasses in hand, the bartender frantically pouring out whatever he can. Harry is preening under the attention, lifting Louis' hand to his mouth and dragging his tongue over the web between thumb and forefinger. Louis resists the urge to jerk away when Harry delicately puts salt over the skin, yells, "To us! To Japan!" and- of course- everyone screams it back at him.
[Takes place during the infamous 2013 Halloween party night.]
fandom:one.direction  authors:y  site:ao3  year:2013  length:01K-05K  genre:angst  subject:cheating  quality:****  subject:alcohol  p:1d:harry/louis  p:1d:louis/eleanor 
november 2013 by rainbowslinky
there is a light that never goes out - robpatFF - One Direction (Band), Radio 1 RPF [Archive of Our Own]
The door slides open and Harry doesn’t move, just looks up and tries to trace the contours of Nick’s face that don’t quite match up to what Harry remembers. He’s thinner maybe, tired. He’s got his track bottoms on and a soft, cotton t-shirt. Harry could pretend to not notice it’s his, but it’s the middle of the night, so he reaches out and thumbs over the hem, breathes carefully. [HAIR WASHING!!!]
fandom:one.direction  authors:r  site:ao3  year:2013  rating:r  length:01K-05K  quality:*****  genre:angst  p:1d:harry/nick 
november 2013 by rainbowslinky
those weak and drunken hearts - theviolonist - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
He's not really her boyfriend, because she's too old to have boyfriends, and she's not his girlfriend because he's too young and she doesn't feel like a girlfriend anyway, more like a lover with her spicy skin and saucy innuendos. They go to parties together, and sometimes he slips a lose arm around her waist, his fingers playing piano on her hip like a child that's playing at being a grown-up. But that's what he is, playing. They're both playing. They're okay with that, on a certain level.
["They want 'Harry + 1' to go," he says, holding the paper up.]
fandom:one.direction  site:ao3  authors:t  length:01K-05K  year:2012  genre:angst  genre:romance  quality:*****  rating:pg-13 
october 2013 by rainbowslinky
What you're missing - becka - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis loves Eleanor, and he doesn't miss being with Harry (not really, not always). But there are certain things he hasn't asked her for until now, and certain things it's not easy to get over.
fandom:one.direction  site:ao3  rating:nc-17  notes::/  kink:pegging  genre:angst  length:01K-05K  year:2012  p:1d:harry/louis  p:1d:louis/eleanor  author:becka 
october 2013 by rainbowslinky
on the other side - lazy_daze - One Direction (Band), Radio 1 RPF [Archive of Our Own]
Shouldn't? Weren't going to? Fucked it up proper like the last time? There's a look in Harry's eyes and a tightening greedy heat in Nick's stomach that tells him nothing he's gonna say will stop this and there's nothing he even wants to say; he never stopped wanting Harry, for one fucking second.
[Harry and Nick have dinner and then have feelings.]
fandom:one.direction  authors:l  site:ao3  rating:r  year:2013  length:01K-05K  genre:angst  genre:romance  quality:*****  author:lazy-daze  p:1d:harry/nick 
october 2013 by rainbowslinky
Building Blocks - catchmeifyoucreon (rhiannnon_random) - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
Life without her sister was exactly as she'd feared, except now she was on the other side of the shutter, and she couldn't see or hear anything from the space she'd once filled. (Rule 63 Yancy/Raleigh, and the beginnings of Mako/Raleigh).
fandom:pacific.rim  pairing:raleigh/yancy  subject:genderswap  genre:angst  length:01K-05K  rating:pg-13  quality:*****  year:2013  site:ao3 
september 2013 by rainbowslinky
now some saint got the job of writing down my sins - starkjrs - Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies), Star Trek [Archive of Our Own]
His demons chase him until Pike says, “I dare you to do better,” and then he picks himself up and throws himself at the sky, screaming take me take me take me! He’s bloodied and bruised when he sits and a man scowls at him with a flask bleeding alcohol into his bloodstream; Jim appreciates a good drink and they hatch something like friendship, something Jim hasn’t known since wastelands and hastily buried children with ghosts in their eyes and rocks in their hearts. He hears, “—all I’ve got left are my bones,” and that’s good, that’s great, because all he’s got is a soul going nowhere.
fandom:star.trek  verse:reboot  subject:bed.sharing  authors:s  year:2013  site:ao3  quality:*****  rating:pg  genre:angst  genre:hurt/comfort  tw:child.abuse  subject:alcohol  length:01K-05K  p:st:kirk/mccoy 
august 2013 by rainbowslinky
It Happens Like This - labeledbones - Star Trek RPF [Archive of Our Own]
“How many countries have we fucked in?” and you hate the way that word sounds coming out of you. Fucking. It's not what you do really, but it's what he wants to think you're doing.
fandom:star.trek  genre:rps/rpf  year:2013  rating:pg-13  genre:angst  genre:romance  pov:2nd  authors:l  subject:birthdays  length:01K-05K  p:st:chris/zach 
august 2013 by rainbowslinky
Down the Rabbit Hole We Go. - khaosanomaly - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
All he wants is to fool himself for a little while, to chase the Rabbit down the hole; but this is the closest he'll ever get outside of the Drift.

(And it's not enough. It's never enough.)
fandom:pacific.rim  pairing:raleigh/chuck  type:pwp  rating:nc-17  site:ao3  year:2013  quality:***  authors:k  genre:angst  notes:depressing  kink:handjob  length:01K-05K 
august 2013 by rainbowslinky
your friend and a fuck up and everything - labeledbones - Star Trek RPF [Archive of Our Own]
Zach’s hands are gripping the collar of Chris’ shirt, trying to push him away and keep him there all at once. He lets himself sink into it, just briefly, just to see, just to- But he feels nothing from Chris. He feels things for Chris: warm true affection undercut with hot electric desire. But there’s just nothing coming back.
fandom:star.trek  genre:rps/rpf  year:2013  rating:pg  site:ao3  quality:*****  notes:depressing  notes:;_;  notes:FEELS  genre:romance  genre:angst  authors:l  length:01K-05K  p:st:chris/zach 
july 2013 by rainbowslinky
I am the sea, and I will reach you - sidnihoudini (luca) - Star Trek RPF [Archive of Our Own]
"Thanks for letting me know that Silver Lake's golden couple broke up," Zoe snaps at him the next morning, trawling through his sleep addled routine with reckless abandon. Zach squints into the sun pooling through the kitchen windows, and braces himself with one hand against the counter.
fandom:star.trek  authors:s  site:ao3  rating:r  genre:angst  notes:positive.ending  year:2010  length:01K-05K  p:st:chris/zach 
june 2013 by rainbowslinky
'Twould Be a Wildish Destiny - Thistlerose - Star Trek (2009) [Archive of Our Own]
Kirk is given a glimpse of the life he might have led, and realizes that he and his alternate self share the conviction that they'll die alone. Bones has something to say about that.
fandom:star.trek  verse:reboot  site:ao3  authors:t  year:2009  notes:FEELS  rating:r  quality:*****  genre:romance  genre:angst  pov:mccoy  length:01K-05K  p:st:kirk/mccoy 
june 2013 by rainbowslinky
carpe_verba: 058 - SPN (R)
After the call and Dean telling him they've reached the end of the line, Benny drives west. Away from the sea, away from memories and his old life. He chased after both, didn't do him any good. That's over and it won't be coming back. No more being sea-bound. Maybe he'll head for the desert for a change, hot and dusty and devoid of old threads to get tangled up in. He doesn't have much money on him, just one bag of blood in the cooler in the trunk, and the tank's half full. Something's gotta give sooner or later, but he won't worry about that right now.
year:2013  rating:r  season:eight  site:lj  fandom:supernatural  genre:angst  quality:****  length:01K-05K  pairing:dean/benny  authors:g  from delicious
may 2013 by rainbowslinky
(Don't Think Me Unkind) If Words Are Hard to Find - missbecky - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
[IM3 spoilers] Tony works. He creates. And he tries to remember how to breathe. Then one night he gets an unexpected call from New York. [Set between The Avengers and Iron Man 3.]
@twitter  fandom:avengers  genre:gen  pov:tony.stark  year:2013  rating:g  authors:m  quality:****  subject:ptsd  genre:angst  setting:post-movie  verse:mcu  length:01K-05K  c:marvel:steve.rogers  c:marvel:tony.stark 
may 2013 by rainbowslinky
the last of the great pretenders - alovething - Teen Wolf (TV), Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]
“The last time I fucked a hunter, she burned my family’s house down,” he grits out. He grabs the guy’s hair and yanks his head back, licking over the mark he’s left on pale, freckle dusted skin. “What’s to say you’re any different?” “I know what fire can do.” He laughs, but there’s no humor in it, only pain. “I know what it can take away, trust me.”
authors:m  year:2013  season:five  quality:*****  fandom:teen.wolf  fandom:supernatural  genre:angst  setting:motel  x-pairing:dean/derek  rating:nc-17  length:01K-05K  type:pwp  site:ao3  from delicious
april 2013 by rainbowslinky
so bright and bold - aeternium
He kicks a soldier hard enough in the face to draw blood. Half-crucified and still they cannot keep him tamed. He is what they made him, after all. [Agron leaves him so he can have a chance to live free. Nasir has other ideas.]
fandom:spartacus  author:aeternium  pairing:agron/nasir  season:three  !favorites  quality:*****  site:ao3  year:2013  notes:;_;  genre:angst  rating:r  notes:positive.ending  @twitter  length:01K-05K 
march 2013 by rainbowslinky
Heartlines - aeternium - Spartacus: Vengeance, Spartacus Series (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Agron/Nasir - handfasting. Agron shows Nasir a custom of his people and the only way he can show Nasir that he is dedicated to being with him in this life and the next."
year:2012  rating:r  pairing:crixus/naevia  authors:a  fandom:spartacus  pairing:agron/nasir  genre:angst  subject:marriage  quality:*****  length:01K-05K  site:ao3  from delicious
march 2013 by rainbowslinky
avengers assemble - 4
[Tony had a near-death experience when his suit shut off in space, but nobody knows because he's acting like himself, pigging out on shawarma with the rest of them.

It's not until he's driving back to Stark Tower with Banner in tow that Bruce realizes something's amiss. At first Tony thinks his stomach's just upset and shrugs off Bruce's concern, but once the car's in park, he barely manages to get the door open before he's puking all over the place, shaking with remembered sensations and the terror he felt during his experience.]
fandom:avengers  verse:mcu  setting:post-movie  type:commentfic  pov:tony.stark  notes:tonyfeeels  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:gen  genre:angst  site:lj  year:2012  quality:*****  type:coda  setting:nyc  subject:ptsd  length:01K-05K  c:marvel:bruce.banner  c:marvel:tony.stark 
september 2012 by rainbowslinky
Generations - baconnegg - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Steve jerks his head up, and sees the source of the noise as a tableau in front of him. Tony is completely still and silent, looking down at where his hand accidentally caught Jaime across the cheek as he ran by.
[A rare afternoon off brings up some things Tony would have like to have kept hidden.]
[lol finally made a tonyfeels tag b/c of this fic]
fandom:avengers  site:ao3  authors:b  subject:children  genre:angst  type:slice.of.life  year:2012  notes:heartsforeyes  genre:hurt/comfort  type:future!fic  notes:tonyfeeels  character-type:parent  tw:child.abuse  !favorites  quality:****  length:01K-05K  p:marvel:tony/steve 
september 2012 by rainbowslinky
argumentum ad ignorantiam - lanyon - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
“Don’t dare say he was a victim,” says Clint because it hurts that anyone could think that Phil Coulson was anything other than a hero.

“He was a good man,” says Steve, calmly, as though Clint has said nothing. “And he made his own choices. And - ” He pauses, his voice softer when he continues. “I never thought I’d have this conversation with anyone else.

[Clint Barton excels at loss. Childhood, parents, dignity, virginity, his brother, peace of mind, his brother again, free will and Phil Coulson.]
fandom:avengers  verse:mcu  setting:post-movie  type:coda  site:ao3  authors:l  rating:pg  subject:character.death  notes:positive.ending  notes:warm.and.fuzzy  !favorites  !rec  pov:clint.barton  subject:ust  genre:angst  genre:romance  notes:heartsforeyes  notes:happy-making  year:2012  quality:*****  length:01K-05K  p:marvel:steve/clint  p:marvel:clint/coulson  p:marvel:bucky/steve 
september 2012 by rainbowslinky
My Punishment - resonae
“Clint, none of it was your fault. You know that.” Clint shook his head and kept his gaze firmly away from Tony. After a long moment of silence, Tony closed his eyes. “All right then. If I can’t get you to stop, I want you to come back and tell me in detail what these fuckers do to you. It’ll be my punishment. For not being able to stop my friend from hurting himself.”

[Clint fights the haunting of Loki's control by punishing himself. It shouldn't infuriate Tony as much it does.]
fandom:avengers  verse:mcu  tw:non-con  rating:nc-17  tw:dub-con  authors:r  site:ao3  setting:post-movie  genre:angst  genre:hurt/comfort  subject:guilt  kink:d/s  pov:tony.stark  notes:ouch  notes:dark  quality:*****  year:2012  tw:abuse  length:01K-05K  c:marvel:clint.barton  c:marvel:JARVIS  p:marvel:tony/clint 
september 2012 by rainbowslinky
Thaw - Aerrin - The Avengers (2012), Marvel Avengers Movies Universe, Marvel (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
In the cafeteria, she feels the jealous eyes again and she hears their names paired in whispers. Natalia, they murmur, and the Winter Soldier. Now she is fifteen and a woman and she knows enough to be proud. [Love is for children.]
pov:natasha.romanova  fandom:avengers  verse:mcu  year:2012  rating:r  type:origin.story  quality:*****  site:ao3  genre:angst  genre:romance  genre:action  authors:a  length:01K-05K  p:marvel:clint/natasha  p:marvel:natasha/bucky  tw:underage 
september 2012 by rainbowslinky
tell me i'm your national anthem - lanyon - The Avengers (2012), Captain America (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
When Bucky emerges from the ice, the world is a painfully different place. He doesn’t know how he survived.

Clint Barton asks if he swapped any bodily fluids with the first Captain America. Bucky punches him and then takes the shield.

Clint’s face cracks into a bloody grin. “I think I’m gonna like you, Bucky-Cap.”

Bucky doesn’t know what to make of him, any more than he knows what to make of Tony Stark or Natasha Romanov or Bruce Banner or alien gods that fall from the sky. He thinks he’s got the measure of Phil Coulson, until he dies, as all good men must.

[Steve Rogers falls from a speeding train and Bucky Barnes is left to carry the mantle and the shield. In the twenty-first century, the Winter Soldier is brought in from the cold and there can be no redemption.]
fandom:avengers  genre:au  genre:angst  subject:character.death  tw:violence  notes:negative.ending  notes:depressing  notes:dark  rating:r  authors:l  site:ao3  quality:*****  !rec  !favorites  year:2012  type:role.reversal  length:01K-05K  p:marvel:tony/bucky  p:marvel:bucky/steve 
september 2012 by rainbowslinky
Gone Too Soon - Hakaisha - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
[A victim should not grieve his murderer, however unsuccessful the attempt.

Tony Stark, and the process of grieving Obadiah Stane.

(Or, five times Tony grieved for Obadiah, and the one time he stopped pretending to.)]
fandom:avengers  verse:mcu  genre:gen  pov:tony.stark  rating:pg  quality:****  site:ao3  year:2012  trope:5+1  genre:angst  subject:family  subject:grief/mourning  authors:h  length:01K-05K  c:marvel:tony.stark 
september 2012 by rainbowslinky
Fragments of a Different War - Muccamukk - Marvel, Captain America, Iron Man (Comic) [Archive of Our Own]
You've always been so good at seeing all the angles and choosing the lesser of two evils." He shifted his grip so that they were holding hands, and pressed his gloved fist to Tony's heart. "But we're in this together now, and if we're going to make a new future together, we're going to have to find a third way. Whatever it is what we end up doing, we have to do it fairly and openly. And, Tony, I need to do it honestly. Do you understand what I mean?"

[Death, love and the Superhero Registration Act, as they might have happened.]
fandom:avengers  verse:616  setting:civil.war  genre:au  year:2009  site:ao3  authors:m  !rec  type:non-linear  notes:positive.ending  genre:angst  genre:romance  quality:*****  length:01K-05K 
august 2012 by rainbowslinky
sugar_fey: Fic: Chrysalis (Avengers, Natasha)
She's been turned upside down and inside out so often she doesn't know who she is anymore, but she knows who she wants to be.
fandom:avengers  verse:mcu  rating:r  authors:s  site:lj  quality:****  tw:child.abuse  type:origin.story  !part.of.a.series  year:2012  genre:angst  tw:torture  length:01K-05K 
august 2012 by rainbowslinky
quiet_rebel: Avengers Fic: "In the Red" Clint/Natasha, R
They walked back to the safehouse in the same way they walked out. Silent, side by side. This time, Natasha followed him inside. His hands were steady (always steady) when they wrapped around her waist. Sometimes, he forgot how small she was. He pulled her to him, bowed his head until his mouth met her ear.
fandom:avengers  verse:mcu  authors:q  rating:r  setting:post-movie  genre:angst  pov:clint.barton  quality:*****  site:lj  year:2012  length:01K-05K  p:marvel:clint/natasha 
august 2012 by rainbowslinky
soera: Fanfic - Waiting To Be Known [Sherlock BBC: John/Sherlock]
He still thinks, sometimes, that he might be imagining John. It does make sense. But it doesn’t matter, really, because John (whether real or a figment of Sherlock’s imagination) is always there precisely at the moments when Sherlock needs something solid to hang on to, at the moments where Sherlock is in no state to be analytical and suspicious of everything and everyone. [John Watson has been saving Sherlock's life for a very long time, even if he doesn't know it.][A bit Time-Traveler's Wife-y]
subject:drugs  genre:fusion  genre:angst  length:01K-05K  season:two  rating:r  pairing:sherlock/john  authors:s  fandom:bbcsherlock  !favorites  subject:character.death  subject:time.travel  tw:suicide 
august 2012 by rainbowslinky
Rusted Wheel (or How the Civil War Might Have Ended) - Kiyaar
He’s still mildly surprised when the bullet rips through his chest. He’s still clutching at the scale on Steve’s chest when two more catch his stomach.

What a sloppy fucking sniper, he thinks as he falls.

No regrets, he decides.

[Tony was on the steps of the Courthouse and took the bullets for Steve.]
fandom:avengers  verse:616  setting:civil.war  authors:k  site:ao3  quality:*****  year:2012  genre:angst  subject:character.death  rating:pg-13  notes:;_;  pov:tony.stark  notes:depressing  notes:negative.ending  notes:ouch  pov:steve.rogers  length:01K-05K  p:marvel:tony/steve 
august 2012 by rainbowslinky
The Minor Fall, the Major Lift - jukeboxhound - The Avengers (2012), Marvel (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
[ "Jesus, Steve, it's not like I went diving in the Mariana Trench, I'm fine." Totally fine, and if he's shaking a little and can't quite bring himself to stop touching the arc reactor, whatever, no one's perfect.

(This is how they piece it together and make it work.)]
fandom:avengers  authors:j  verse:mcu  rating:pg-13  tw:violence  subject:ptsd  !part.of.a.series  pov:tony.stark  quality:*****  site:ao3  year:2012  genre:angst  !rec  !favorites  length:01K-05K  p:marvel:tony/steve 
august 2012 by rainbowslinky
Look Upward and Share the Wonders I've Seen - Fic: Tell Me a Story (1/1)
Ask Tony how he's doing on any given day and he'll either give you a somewhat puzzled, somewhat wary look, or he'll smile brightly, instantly lighting up. Either way, the answer is the same. Fine, I'm fine.

Most of the time, it's even true. [Tony is doing just fine. Until he's not. Steve notices.]
fandom:avengers  genre:angst  rating:pg-13  genre:gen  pov:tony.stark  subject:ptsd  site:lj  quality:*****  year:2012  authors:e  length:01K-05K  c:marvel:steve.rogers  c:marvel:tony.stark 
august 2012 by rainbowslinky
When The Music Stops - waferkya - Political Animals [Archive of Our Own]
Sitting there behind the piano, playing at Douglas' engagement party, — that's both the best and the worst thing T.J. has done in a while.
genre:angst  genre:schmoop  episodic:1.02  length:01K-05K  kink:incest  pairing:tj/doug  fandom:political.animals  site:ao3 
july 2012 by rainbowslinky
One hears clearly only with the heart - kathierif_fic - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Clint made a promise that he would do everything in his power to prevent getting mind-wiped again, after Loki.

He made a promise, and he’s going to stick with it.

Even if it costs him his hearing.
fandom:avengers  site:ao3  authors:k  subject:disability  quality:****  year:2012  genre:angst  rating:pg-13  length:01K-05K  p:marvel:clint/coulson 
july 2012 by rainbowslinky
assume a defensive stance - hoosierbitch - The Avengers (2012), Marvel Avengers Movies Universe [Archive of Our Own]
The first time Bruce had complimented Clint—really complimented him, trying to explain how deep his feelings went—Clint had laughed and conceded that he believed that Bruce believed it, as if Bruce was some delusional person, in love—in like—with an imaginary, invented version of Clint. Bruce had flipped out on him a bit, protesting and insisting, trying to convince Clint of something that—he realized later—maybe Clint was hearing for the first time. [Clint has some issues and of all people, Bruce is the one that's there.]
fandom:avengers  genre:romance  genre:angst  notes:heartsforeyes  site:ao3  authors:h  quality:*****  year:2012  subject:domesticity  rating:pg-13  pov:bruce.banner  length:01K-05K  c:marvel:clint.barton  p:marvel:clint/bruce 
july 2012 by rainbowslinky
yet turning stay - irnan - Iron Man (Movies), Marvel Avengers Movies Universe, The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
All her life Pepper has liked, wherever possible, to sleep in the dark. It took her a good few months to get used to the glow of Tony's arc reactor. She knows it took him just as long. And in the aftermath of New York, of his stupid self-sacrificing suicidal stunt with a nuclear bomb, she has never seen anything as lovely as that unwavering blue light painting (his face) (her own skin) (lighting his eyes) (lighting her face, her face he loves to watch when they make love) the walls and ceiling of their bedroom. ["Tony - you're all I've got too, you know."]
fandom:avengers  pov:pepper.potts  author:irnan  genre:gen  rating:pg-13  genre:romance  genre:angst  genre:hurt/comfort  type:origin.story  quality:*****  subject:family  site:ao3  year:2012  length:01K-05K  p:marvel:tony/pepper 
july 2012 by rainbowslinky
Held In Our Hands - icarus_chained
Robotics was not Bruce's field. Not by a long shot. But even he understood the sheer depth of complexity JARVIS must have, to be able to do the things he did. To be able to register, understand, and formulate plans for the environment around him. To be able to conceptualise human thought-processes, emotions, foibles, to a level that the AI could interact with them on a footing indistinguishable from a human's. To be able to react with a sense of personhood, identity and ego that, to be honest, almost matched Tony's own, if in a vastly more understated manner. [Bruce, JARVIS and Tony, and what power means.]
fandom:avengers  subject:robots  authors:i  notes:;_;  notes:depressing  pov:bruce.banner  genre:angst  genre:gen  rating:pg-13  site:ao3  quality:*****  year:2012  !favorites  !part.of.a.series  length:01K-05K  c:marvel:JARVIS  c:marvel:tony.stark 
july 2012 by rainbowslinky
The Evaluation Process - sinemoras09
"This is the only way I can protect you," Tony says. "If people think you're human, they won't hunt you down. They won't tear apart your insides just to see how you work. Because trust me when I say this, they're too stupid to figure it out. They'd only break you."

Skynet. HAL 9000. VIKI. Iconic AIs, menacing and threatening toward human kind. JARVIS was bigger than all of them. His eyes swing back up to the monitor, and at the long, drawn lines of Tony's face.

""Just think of it as a way to get around," Tony says, quietly. "See the world on your own terms: my last gift to you." [Tony dies. JARVIS tries to cope.]
fandom:avengers  genre:gen  subject:character.death  pov:JARVIS  notes:depressing  notes:;_;  genre:au  subject:robots  subject:grief/mourning  rating:pg-13  site:ao3  authors:s  quality:*****  year:2012  genre:angst  length:01K-05K  c:marvel:bruce.banner  c:marvel:JARVIS  c:marvel:pepper.potts  c:marvel:tony.stark 
july 2012 by rainbowslinky
FIC: bait [Avengers, Clint/Natasha, oneshot]
He says nothing, but for a second his eyes plead with her—don’t do this. There’s pain there, and reserve too, but something else as well, something that looks a bit like longing and way too much like devotion. She wants to wipe it off with her blood-stained fingers, wants to tear it out of him. Until he knows better. Until he understands that she isn’t worth it. [Basically Clint and Natasha angrily and violently spar out their sexually-related issues.]
fandom:avengers  authors:w  genre:angst  rating:nc-17  notes:dark  pov:natasha.romanova  notes:positive.ending  kink:bondage  quality:****  site:lj  year:2012  genre:romance  length:01K-05K  p:marvel:clint/natasha 
july 2012 by rainbowslinky
Life in E Minor - barelyjoyous
Clint doesn’t think about family or home or I love you when Phil’s family shows up at SHIELD’s medical facility. Fury tells them everything that he can, and assures them that any and all expenses will be paid for. Fury shakes their hands.
fandom:avengers  subject:character.death  genre:angst  notes:negative.ending  notes:depressing  site:ao3  quality:*****  rating:pg-13  tw:suicide  pov:clint.barton  pov:natasha.romanova  authors:b  length:01K-05K  p:marvel:clint/coulson 
july 2012 by rainbowslinky
From Brain to Page - all the transparence (in the shades of red)
“You remembered me.” She settles over him, feels the length of him against her.

“It could have killed you,” he says, “me remembering you.”

[It is not always about remaking, about reconstruction; sometimes it is just about trust.]

“No,” she whispers. “Clint, it saved us both.”
fandom:avengers  rating:r  notes:hnnnng  notes:positive.ending  type:coda  setting:post-movie  pov:natasha.romanova  site:lj  quality:*****  year:2012  authors:t  genre:angst  genre:romance  authors:k  !favorites  length:01K-05K  p:marvel:clint/natasha 
july 2012 by rainbowslinky
Words In Crystal - Fic: Right Where I Used To Be (The Avengers, Clint/Natasha
At thirty-four and nearing his ninth year at S.H.I.E.L.D, he’s technically the senior agent in their partnership but Natasha’s never felt like anything other his equal. That, however, doesn’t mean she can’t tease him about it.[They've been partners for just over a year and six months when S.H.I.E.L.D records declare Natasha to be twenty-one, and Clint asks her to join him for a drink.Clint laughs.]
fandom:avengers  site:lj  authors:s  rating:r  genre:angst  subject:birthdays  quality:*****  year:2012  length:01K-05K  p:marvel:clint/natasha 
july 2012 by rainbowslinky
Everyone's lost but me! - Avengers fic: The Bad Night (Clint/Natasha)
The adrenaline rush—the before and the after—that was the thing. Oh, sure, your first time killing someone (goat herder or Bad Man) you vomited, but that was just biology. Ever seen someone's insides? It's disgusting. And if you kill someone, you're going to see their insides. Those neat little red holes you see on TV, they wouldn't put down a dog. No, you gotta have the red mist, gotta have the blood splatter. And that's just the liquid component. Solids go too, all chopped up like a smoothie, dribbling out and running off the splatter and just getting everywhere. But once you're used to that—it gets very simple. [They trained Clint for missions that went bad. Adaptation, evasion, escape. They just never taught him how to live when innocent people had died. That was more Natasha's specialty.]
fandom:avengers  authors:s  site:lj  pov:clint.barton  rating:pg-13  genre:angst  setting:post-movie  length:01K-05K  p:marvel:clint/natasha 
july 2012 by rainbowslinky
Compromised - Koren M (CyberMathWitch) - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]


Clint always thought better while driving, when he wasn’t having to watch so many things quite so intensely. So after replaying what he could remember about the time the world had been tinged blue, which he would only allow while Tasha was awake beside him, he’d finally brought himself back around to their conversation once she’d drifted off to sleep. "I’ve been compromised,” she’d said softly. [in which it's actually explained why she feels as such]
fandom:avengers  site:ao3  authors:c  year:2012  rating:pg-13  setting:road.trip  quality:****  genre:angst  pov:clint.barton  setting:post-movie  type:coda  length:01K-05K  p:marvel:clint/natasha 
june 2012 by rainbowslinky
they're all blood, you see - Steady . Avengers/Highlander . Tony/Clint . One-Shot .
The first time they run into each other, lightning streaks down Clint’s spine, stabs into his brain like a cattle-prod and he thinks, well, fuck me,.[No-one ever asks about Tony Stark's past. They should.]
fandom:avengers  fandom:highlander  rating:pg-13  genre:angst  genre:romance  genre:fusion  site:lj  authors:p  quality:****  year:2012  length:01K-05K  p:marvel:tony/clint 
june 2012 by rainbowslinky
Bob5 - I'm Making Eyes at You (Black Widow/Hawkeye; One-shot)
Even despite their intimate relationship, Natasha feels cold and detached. Always operating under total control, every assurance of affection seems shallow and plastic. Clint tries to work through it, but after all that training Natasha really can't let go.

So he cheats on her. He takes a lover that responds to his touch without calculation, who really lets him know how they feel, whose sweet murmurs seem genuine. He does it partly to fill the cold ache of loneliness, but partly to test if Natasha really feels anything for him at all.

It breaks her heart.
fandom:avengers  authors:b  subject:cheating  genre:romance  genre:angst  notes:positive.ending  site:lj  quality:*****  year:2012  rating:r  author:bob5fic  length:01K-05K  p:marvel:clint/natasha 
june 2012 by rainbowslinky
allisnow: Fic: Avengers (Clint/Natasha) - An Arrow, Discarded by allisnow
Like a man looking over his shoulder he sees that the panic has faded; he is no longer worried about what is in his hands because she is in his hands and he is in hers. [He is Clint Barton and he is Hawkeye and he is Loki and he is a rime of blue ice. He is an arrow loosed from a madman's bow.]
authors:a  pov:clint.barton  genre:angst  notes:depressing  subject:mind.control  subject:nightmares  fandom:avengers  quality:*****  year:2012  site:lj  rating:r  type:first-time  setting:post-movie  notes:heartsforeyes  notes:lovely  notes:hnnnng  length:05k-10k  !favorites  length:01K-05K  p:marvel:clint/natasha 
june 2012 by rainbowslinky
bamboozledone: Fic Post: Abate [The Hunger Games]
Katniss gets it: The Girl on Fire is meant to be extinguished. [AU in which the rebellion almost happens but is fucked at the last minute and everything goes south.]
setting:post-series  genre:au  authors:b  rating:r  length:01K-05K  notes:depressing  genre:angst  pairing:katniss/finnick  pairing:katniss/peeta  pairing:katniss/gale  fandom:thg 
april 2012 by rainbowslinky
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