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Demobilization - Chapter 1 - 743ish, sallysparrow017 - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
When the Statue of Liberty slides into view, the whole ship roars. It’s deafening. Bucky throws his fist in the air and yells along with everyone else. His heart is in his throat. The Statue of goddamn Liberty. Bucky wants to climb up her robe and kiss her sour green face.

The cheers rise up again as they go by her, and then die back down; most of the guys are just happy to sit and smile and watch the city float lazily into focus. They know they’ve got days more of barracks and bunks and cheap train seats before they’ll get to see their families in Pittsburgh, or Columbus, or Chicago. But Bucky’s home, he can see Brooklyn, and he laughs and shades his eyes from the sun and feels crazy with happiness, and this has to be the slowest fucking boat in the world, but at least he has a good view while he dies of impatience.

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In 1945, Bucky comes home from the war.
fandom:avengers  p:marvel:bucky/steve  setting:wwii  setting:40s  subject:perm.injury  subject:injury  genre:au  notes:quality.descriptions  notes:gorgeous  length:20k-50k  year:2017  subject:disability  !rec 
august 2018 by rainbowslinky
Not Easily Conquered - dropdeaddream, WhatAreFears - Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
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.

[womb to tomb, sweetheart]
fandom:avengers  p:marvel:steve/peggy  notes:amazing  !favorites  !rec  quality:*****  length:100k+  genre:historical  notes:quality.descriptions  notes:gorgeous  notes:all.the.awards  !masterpost  p:marvel:bucky/steve 
may 2018 by rainbowslinky
The Simple Life - Chapter 1 - howler32557038 - Captain America - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
"The simple life."

"You'll get there one day."

"I don't know. Family, stability...The guy who wanted all that went in the ice seventy-five years ago. I think someone else came out."

Bucky wants to be part of Steve's life. He wants to be an Avenger. He wants to be a good partner. Unfortunately, sometimes that means not telling Steve everything.
fandom:avengers  subject:pregnancy  notes:quality.descriptions  subject:children  c:marvel:bucky.barnes  length:100k+  year:2018  notes:satisfying  !favorites  p:marvel:bucky/steve  !part.of.a.series 
may 2018 by rainbowslinky
Sweat dripping down our dirty laundry - becka - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
How does neat and tidy Niall end up writing a sexy song about dirty laundry? Obviously he has sex with the messiest person he knows. It isn't quite as simple as he wants it to be.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:louis/niall  type:pwp  subject:anxiety  subject:panic.attacks  length:05k-10k  author:becka  year:2017  notes:quality.descriptions 
september 2017 by rainbowslinky
Kissing in the Rain - Chapter 1 - Writcraft - BBC Radio 1 RPF [Archive of Our Own]
It starts at a party with shitty cocktails, a DJ that's definitely not as good as Nick and some 'that only happens in the movies' kissing in the rain.

[so good and painful and gorgeous in a way i can't possibly tag correctly]
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/nick  notes:gorgeous  notes:quality.descriptions  notes:quality.dialogue  year:2017  length:50k+  kink:bondage  kink:subspace  kink:d/s  genre:romance  subject:coming.out  !rec  !favorites 
july 2017 by rainbowslinky
Say Hallelujah, Say Goodnight - Chapter 1 - alivingfire - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis is an angel who is just a little too bad to be good, Harry is a demon who is just a little too good to be bad, and they're both a little too in love to be impartial when angels and demons go to war.

Louis has been alive since life was a mere concept; he watched the summoning of Man into existence, he was there when Eve took the apple. He’s seen seas break the world into separate pieces, he’s watched empires crumble into dust. He’s seen wildfire consume cities, he’s seen the world painted white with snow. He has known the most beautiful humans to walk the planet, he has watched the most powerful mortals gather their riches and influence around them and then die just like the poorest, weakest humans do. He’s met humans whose motives defy explanation, people who use their lives as battering rams, as tools, as weapons, as chess pieces.

None of that stopped Louis in his tracks.

But Harry did.

[this isn't a fic it's a fuckin bestseller novel tbqh]
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:demon  character-type:!with.wings  type:big.bang  year:2017  notes:quality.descriptions  notes:amazing  !favorites  !rec  length:100k+  genre:romance  genre:historical 
june 2017 by rainbowslinky
i could dream all night - fondleeds - One Direction [Archive of Our Own]
As the sun kisses the horizon, one last flash of light before the stars and the moon take over, his phone will brighten in his grasp, Louis’ name appearing on screen, come over or wanna see you or miss your mouth. Harry always lingers on those messages, elbows bruising on the cool metal of the railing by the lookout, watching the water as he thumbs at the side of his phone, lips bitten into his mouth, trying to will away the bubbling in his stomach, the heat that flushes to his neck at the thought of being thought of.

At the thought of Louis thinking of him.

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AU. Harry spends his summer away from the city.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  notes:quality.descriptions  setting:beach  notes:gorgeous 
june 2017 by rainbowslinky
connoisseurs of comfort - sky_reid - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
louis has only really had his flat to himself for a few weeks when liam knocks on the door and brings him a new flatmate. this one turns out to be a bit different though.

[so good. harry is such a good kitten.]
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:hybrid  subject:animals  notes:quality.descriptions  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:humor  !favorites  !rec  tw:abuse  year:2016  length:20k-50k 
november 2016 by rainbowslinky
Neither Can Floods Drown - el_em_en_oh_pee - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis has built a pretty decent life for himself in his hometown. He has his work, he has his best friends, he has his family, he has his church. Over the past three years, he's learned to live with heartbreak. Things are going well.

That's when he gets the news that He Who Must Not Be Named is coming back to town. That's when the flood comes, crashing in over the valley. That's when everything changes.

It may not be the apocalypse, but Louis's world still feels like it's ending.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  comm:1dnovena  authors:e  notes:quality.descriptions  setting:kentucky  subject:religion  length:50k+  subject:breakups  subject:reconciliation 
october 2016 by rainbowslinky
Saturday July 4th - catholicschoolgirl - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
"Do you think we’ll still be doing this next year?” Louis asked suddenly. “Like — after graduation and all?”
“Course we will,” Zayn said. In the moment, it was unfathomable that they wouldn’t. Hell, this was just what they did. They worked stupid jobs. They spent their spare cash on weed and burgers. They put miles on Harry’s car the night before the Fourth of July. They didn’t give voice to the surging, knotty ties that drew the three of them together. “Best friends forever, right?”
“Forever and ever,” Harry swore.

[i've literally said "jesus christ" like five times out loud now. gorgeous but painful in a lot of ways.]
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/zayn  p:1d:harry/louis  subject:infidelity  genre:angst  subject:drugs  setting:road.trip  notes:ouch  notes:depressing  quality:*****  notes:quality.descriptions 
august 2016 by rainbowslinky
Coup de Foudre - angelwarm - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry moves to the front door accompanied by insistent lightning flashes. He acknowledges it could also be a murderer on the other side and that he will likely be dead in five minutes.

It should stop him. It doesn’t.

Harry decides not to waste another second and calls through to the other side, “Just a second.” He turns the key in the latch and opens it and—everything around him drops away in one long cloud coming into another cloud.
notes:quality.descriptions  fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  genre:au  notes:beautiful 
january 2016 by rainbowslinky
catching stars to keep - teaboytoaliens - One Direction (Band), Radio 1 RPF [Archive of Our Own]
Space AU. Harry wants nothing more than to be human.

[Harry is quiet again, his face completely unreadable save the occasional flash behind his eyes. Nick thinks that if someone else—someone human—just sat there without saying anything, Nick would be annoyed and a little uncomfortable and probably start rambling himself. But Harry’s not human, and Nick can be patient.]

[i really love this fic]
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/nick  character-type:robot  setting:space  rating:g  notes:fantastic  notes:quality.descriptions  !favorites  !rec  type:exchange  length:05k-10k  year:2014 
november 2015 by rainbowslinky
amaryllis - Chapter 1 - hattalove - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
"Where are we?"
"Um. A little while out of London?" Niall tries, seemingly the only one willing to not be mysterious and provide Harry with information, and. Oh.
"London London? As in, the capital of England London?" he asks, just in case he'd misheard.
"No, the other London," Louis laughs, low and biting. He comes closer finally, the moonlight just enough to reveal a sharp-cut jaw and pale skin. "Sorry, Pup."
Nobody's ever called Harry a "pup". Frankly, he finds it quite insulting, but he lets it slide to try and comprehend his current crisis.

or the one where harry gets bitten by a werewolf. louis is the mysterious not-quite alpha, liam and zayn have Things going on, niall is their token human, and together, they watch a lot of TV.
!favorites  !rec  character-type:werewolf  length:100k+  year:2014  fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  quality:*****  notes:fantastic  notes:quality.descriptions  site:ao3  authors:h  genre:fantasy  genre:au 
april 2015 by rainbowslinky
messageredacted: Fic: What happens in the end [1/6]
Summary: There’s been a mass breakout at Arkham Asylum, and someone has been killing mob leaders. While Batman tries to track down the Joker and the Scarecrow, he discovers signs that something is rotten in Gotham City. What is the Joker planning? Who is the Scarecrow working for? And why do all clues point to a man named Sherlock Holmes?
authors:m  fandom:bbcsherlock  length:20K-50K  notes:quality.descriptions  year:2011  quality:****  genre:crossover  genre:gen  rating:r  fandom:thedarkknight  notes:fantastic  genre:action  subject:injury  from delicious
march 2013 by rainbowslinky
The Heat and Breeze - bellinibeignet
[It is the summer of 1936, and Steve Rogers writes a letter confessing his desire for Anthony Stark, and just when things seem to finally fall into place, their chance together is shattered.

A story of passion, lies, and estrangement in a time of war.]

[Probably the only AU fic I ever need in my life, lbr. Atonement AU with a happy ending? BEST.]
fandom:avengers  genre:au  genre:angst  genre:action  genre:romance  genre:fusion  setting:wwii  character-type:soldier  character-type:medical.profession  tw:homophobia  notes:positive.ending  notes:fantastic  !favorites  !rec  authors:b  length:20k-50k  site:ao3  year:2012  setting:nyc  setting:europe  notes:gorgeous  notes:quality.descriptions  notes:happy-making  notes:heartsforeyes  quality:*****  pov:steve.rogers  pov:tony.stark  rating:r  p:marvel:tony/steve 
september 2012 by rainbowslinky
Stoichiometry - Chapter 1 - hegemony - The Avengers (2012), Iron Man (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
When Tony first cooked up this trip at the breakfast table, he didn't expect to find the way the puzzle pieces of Bruce fit together. Now with Monaco on the horizon, the very fabric of this relationship could pull Tony apart if he doesn't work for it. [In which Bruce is a super sekrit badass SHIELD agent, Hulk's kinda a part of their relationship, and Tony comes to grips with what their 'relationship' really means.]
fandom:avengers  verse:mcu  length:20k-50k  !part.of.a.series  rating:nc-17  notes:fantastic  notes:quality.descriptions  setting:road.trip  setting:post-movie  character-type:spy  kink:knifeplay  kink:orgasm.delay  kink:tantric.sex  kink:rough.sex  genre:angst  genre:romance  pov:tony.stark  site:ao3  quality:****  year:2012  authors:h  p:marvel:tony/bruce 
september 2012 by rainbowslinky
The Man with the Clockwork Heart - indigostohelit
[ His village destroyed by the northern Empire, Steve Rogers is sold as a slave to Lord Tony Stark, a man with no heart but a ticking clockwork machine inside his chest. He's been told that Lord Stark takes pleasure slaves, and bitter, grieving, and terrified, he expects nothing more of a northerner. But months pass, and Stark does nothing. In a rapidly unfolding chaos of scheming politics and a clockwork world, Steve begins to wonder what sort of man Stark is-- and whether he'd mind being a pleasure slave at all.][AKA that Steampunk AU I didn't know I'd love so much.]
fandom:avengers  genre:angst  genre:romance  character-type:slave  genre:au  site:ao3  authors:i  year:2012  length:20k-50k  rating:nc-17  pov:steve.rogers  notes:fantastic  notes:quality.dialogue  notes:positive.ending  notes:quality.descriptions  genre:fantasy  type:first-time  quality:*****  p:marvel:tony/steve 
august 2012 by rainbowslinky
sam_storyteller: Avengers: A Partial Dictionary Of The 21st Century
Sex
(See also: Virginity)

It strikes Steve, who now has the benefit of the internet at his fingertips, that the minimal amount of education he was given about sex as a young man was hilariously confused. [ Steve is adapting well to the new millennium, and he has the dictionary to prove it.]
fandom:avengers  rating:r  length:10k-20k  pov:steve.rogers  site:dw  year:2012  quality:*****  notes:quality.descriptions  notes:quality.dialogue  notes:hilarious  notes:fantastic  genre:humor  genre:romance  genre:angst  character:ensemble.cast  !favorites  author:copperbadge/sam_storyteller  p:marvel:tony/steve 
august 2012 by rainbowslinky
blodnasirr: frame thy fearful symmetry [clint/bruce]
“You’d fight me,” Bruce repeated, “with a broken leg, a recently punctured lung and wearing a hospital gown that leaves very little to the imagination all to protect a monster, would you, Lint?”

“Oh, sorry, my mistake,” smiled Bruce, as Clint blanched, “Clint. I always get that wrong.”
notes:quality.descriptions  pov:clint.barton  fandom:avengers  authors:b  site:lj  year:2012  type:origin.story  genre:humor  authors:m  length:05k-10k  rating:pg-13  subject:injury  quality:*****  c:marvel:bruce.banner  c:marvel:hulk  p:marvel:clint/bruce 
june 2012 by rainbowslinky
gradiva: Brian Kinney and the History of Architecture
When I was eighteen and still enraptured with Brian Kinney, I would dream of us in a modern-day glass menagerie, with subtle golden chandeliers. There would be candles that cast shadows against the wall, and the dancing flame would ensconce us in our perfectness, in an immaculate art that would transcend Brian's pain and my disabilities, recreate us as epic heroes, legends to be emulated. I got over that too.
fandom:qaf  pairing:brian/justin  authors:g  length:01K-05K  pov:1st  notes:quality.descriptions  rating:nc-17 
march 2011 by rainbowslinky

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