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A Contest of Stories - Chapter 1 - alby_mangroves, hansbekhart, Scappodaqui - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
All actions in war take place in an atmosphere of uncertainty, or the "fog of war." Uncertainty pervades battle in the form of unknowns about the enemy, about the environment, and even about the friendly situation. While we try to reduce these unknowns by gathering information, we must realize that we cannot eliminate them—or even come close. The very nature of war makes certainty impossible; all actions in war will be based on incomplete, inaccurate, or even contradictory information.
Having said this, we realize that it is precisely those actions that seem improbable that often have the greatest impact on the outcome of war.
(Warfighting, Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication 1)
Notes: The characters in this story roughly follow the same background and history as Hans Bekhart's Kings County series and Scappodaqui's Radio series.
[bucky is cap, no(*) superpowers, HOWLIES!, ART!!, and the historical detail in this is INSANE]
fandom:avengers  setting:wwii  length:50k+  genre:historical  p:marvel:bucky/steve  tw:violence  authors:a  authors:h  authors:s  !rec  quality:***** 
october 2018 by rainbowslinky
devil town - Chapter 1 - kingsoftheimpossible - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“Mmm,” Louis hums, tipping his head slightly in acknowledgement. “You know what I reckon all the baseball games you’ve seen have in common?”

Harry rocks on his heels, uncertain, drifting. If it were daylight, if he could see Louis’ face, maybe he’d see where this was going. As it is, he hazards a guess, smiling beseechingly even though Louis probably can’t see him very well. “That I didn’t know what was going on?”

“I reckon,” Louis says, taking the cigarette from his mouth and flicking the ashes to the ground, “you only ever paid attention to baseball when it involved paying attention to me.”
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  setting:georgia  quality:*****  !favorites  !rec  notes:fantastic  notes:brilliant  notes:gorgeous  type:big.bang  length:50k+  year:2016  genre:romance  genre:angst  rating:pg  authors:s  authors:k  site:ao3 
april 2016 by rainbowslinky
all straight lines circle sometime - smartlike - One Direction (Band), BBC Radio 1 RPF [Archive of Our Own]
"Forget the bloody Mail, Fi - here at Radio 1, I've got the exclusive that actual Harry Styles was doing some awkward bird pose in my lounge at half-five like a full-on yogi." Nick says it casual, like it's three years ago and Harry being at Nick's is as routine as monthly team nights out or take-away curry and Bake Off on Saturdays. Fiona considers for a second, slight frown at the corner of her mouth as if she's trying to remember the last time Nick mentioned Harry being over and before she can do the math, he smirks and asks, "Who gets up that early, anyway?"
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/nick  type:future!fic  length:05k-10k  authors:s  quality:***** 
february 2016 by rainbowslinky
These Constant Stars - Anonymous - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis’ career has nowhere to go but up. He’s living at the height of New York City on the precipice of an epic promotion. Life is good and only getting better. And then one day, things turn disastrous.

This is a story about life, death, and punk rockers turned guardian angels.

Title inspired by "Fool's Gold" by One Direction.
p:1d:harry/louis  fandom:one.direction  setting:nyc  genre:au  subject:injury  subject:ptsd  character-type:musician  length:20k-50k  rating:r  quality:*****  site:ao3  year:2015  authors:s 
july 2015 by rainbowslinky
where did the party go - shuttermutt - One Direction (Band), Radio 1 RPF [Archive of Our Own]
"…insofar as the two parties who want to wed should decide to do so before they have both reached the age of eighteen (section 1.ii) they will have a period of one year henceforth to decide if the marriage is fruitful and if not, they shall be allowed to part as if having not been married in the first place…" Section 2 of the 'Romeo and Juliet law', passed into law in Britain and its territories, 1803



They duck into a tattoo parlour that’s halfway between the city centre and Harry’s mum’s and Zayn gets two black lines carefully inked onto his left ring finger. He smiles up at Harry while it’s being done.

"It’ll last forever," he says. "Just like us."
p:1d:harry/zayn  genre:angst  subject:marriage  type:big.bang  authors:s  site:ao3  year:2015  quality:*****  rating:nc-17  notes:depressing  notes:;_;  notes:positive.ending  fandom:one.direction 
june 2015 by rainbowslinky
Six Years On - Chapter 1 - speakingwosound (sev313) - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
All it takes is Harry standing in his doorway and Louis remembers, in technicolor, why he’s spent so long being angry and guilty. Because the alternative – the bone-deep, missing-a-lung, constant ache of missing him – is unbearable.

Six years after One Direction breaks up, Harry wants to publish a tell-all book.
p:1d:harry/louis  p:1d:liam/louis  p:1d:harry/louis/liam  kink:polyamory  type:future!fic  subject:children  subject:threesome  length:20k-50k  quality:*****  !favorites  !rec  notes:ouch  year:2014  site:ao3  authors:s  fandom:one.direction 
may 2015 by rainbowslinky
A reason to believe in something more - Chapter 1 - sorcxita - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry isn’t his responsibility, that’s not how it works, and Louis has survived this far with his sanity mostly intact by following the rules and playing the game and, above all, not feeling much of anything.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:sex.industry  character-type:slave  tw:non-con  tw:violence  genre:au  genre:action  genre:angst  notes:dark  !favorites  !rec  rating:nc-17  quality:*****  authors:s  site:ao3  year:2014  notes:fantastic  notes:positive.ending  length:100k+ 
december 2014 by rainbowslinky
the present and probable future - sevenfoxes - Push (2009) [Archive of Our Own]
"Every decision echos upward. Every choice you could possibly make, every branch of eventuality. That's what watchers see - probability. That's why our visions are so fleeting. The future never changes - decisions just tell us which branch off the path a person will actually take. The good watchers can see more than a few hours into the paths, navigate them, follow the decisions to the inevitable conclusion of the probability. Some can see days - years - into the future."

The future is a game of chance. Nick's always been a gambler.
fandom:push  pairing:nick/cassie  rating:r  year:2013  comm:yuletide  length:05k-10k  genre:angst  genre:romance  quality:*****  notes:lovely  site:ao3  authors:s 
november 2014 by rainbowslinky
Not Happening - scottmcniceass - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Zayn and Liam are roommates. They hate each other. (Most of the time.)

[college au]

Zayn shakes his head. He can't think past the word 'beautiful' echoing over and over in his mind. Did Liam really say that? No, he couldn't have. That wouldn't make sense. That's not what this is about. It's not about them liking each other. It's not even about them being attracted to each other (which they have to be, he knows, on some level, but still); it's always been about the fact that they piss each other off. Which is why there's always the hair tugging, the biting, the scratching. The gentle touches and soft brush of Liam's lips is throwing him off. It makes him feel unbalanced.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:liam/zayn  authors:s  site:ao3  rating:nc-17  length:50k+  character-type:student  genre:au  genre:angst  genre:romance  quality:*****  year:2013 
april 2014 by rainbowslinky
Buying Time - Suzie_Shooter - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry is a rentboy. Amongst his clients, Liam is a repressed businessman who can't admit what he wants to his wife, Zayn is a famous DJ who doesn't want his fans to know he's gay, Niall is rich but awkward and lonely, and Louis - well, Louis' just in love.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:sex.industry  p:1d:harry/zayn  p:1d:harry/liam  p:1d:harry/niall  length:10k-20k  site:ao3  rating:nc-17  year:2013  quality:*****  authors:s 
december 2013 by rainbowslinky
If This Is Love - sunsetmog - One Direction (Band), Radio 1 RPF [Archive of Our Own]
He's not fucking thirty yet, but he is way too old for Harry fucking Styles.

Or: Nick Grimshaw has done some stupid, ridiculous, mad things in his life, but falling for Harry Styles might be the stupidest thing yet.
fandom:one.direction  authors:s  site:ao3  rating:nc-17  year:2013  !favorites  !rec  notes:!!!  length:50k+  genre:angst  genre:romance  notes:amazing  quality:*****  author:sunsetmog  p:1d:harry/nick 
october 2013 by rainbowslinky
Good Thing At a Bad Time - scottmcniceass - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Zayn prefers to be on his own. It's easier to survive when you don't have to worry about anyone else. Liam leads a large group of people that have taken residence in an abandoned prison. When Zayn wakes up in a prison cell, all he can think about is finding a way out. Liam makes him want to stay.

[a Walking Dead AU]
fandom:one.direction  site:ao3  rating:nc-17  length:20k-50k  subject:zombies  subject:first.meetings  subject:apocalypse  year:2013  authors:s  notes:heartsforeyes  notes:;_;  notes:positive.ending  genre:angst  genre:romance  quality:*****  p:1d:liam/zayn 
september 2013 by rainbowslinky
things have gotten closer to the sun - starseas - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
it’s strange, making the choice to face his past—it almost feels like he’s heading for the sun straight on, like he’s screaming come on and burn me, i deserve it.

-

when a solar flare is announced to end the world in twelve days, harry reunites with the people that he used to know better than the back of his own hand.

[literally crying just thinking about it. so gorgeous but so so sad.]
fandom:one.direction  !favorites  !rec  notes:;_;  notes:depressing  notes:beautiful  subject:character.death  type:future!fic  length:20k-50k  rating:r  quality:*****  year:2013  site:ao3  subject:apocalypse  authors:s  genre:angst  author:starseas  p:1d:harry/louis  p:1d:liam/zayn 
september 2013 by rainbowslinky
For your life. - saltedwater - One Direction (Band), Zombies Run! [Archive of Our Own]
Liam is the runner sent out on missions to find supplies, gather information, and most importantly, not be killed—or worse. Zayn is the communications officer tasked with keeping him informed and bringing him home.
fandom:one.direction  authors:s  length:05k-10k  year:2012  subject:zombies  genre:fusion  fandom:zombies.run!  quality:*****  site:ao3  rating:pg-13  p:1d:harry/louis  p:1d:liam/zayn 
september 2013 by rainbowslinky
Fake Empire - sidnihoudini (luca) - Star Trek RPF [Archive of Our Own]
His name is Chris.

He’s thirty four years old, is a dog owner, and sleeps in a king sized bed with another man on the regular. His kitchen is outfitted with stainless steel appliances, professional grade knives and expensive track lighting, and the storage underneath his sixty inch plasma television in the living room is full of paperbacks and history novels. He subscribes to paper copies of The New York Times, and sets his DVR to tape Saved By The Bell reruns every morning.

Chris, thirty four years old and clearly a knowledge junkie, stands in his kitchen, alternating between watching the dog watching him carefully from his bed in the corner, and flipping through a wallet that he finds on the kitchen counter.
fandom:star.trek  genre:rps/rpf  subject:amnesia  site:ao3  year:2010  length:10k-20k  quality:*****  rating:pg  authors:s  p:st:chris/zach 
september 2013 by rainbowslinky
Built, Broken, Rebuilt - songandsilence - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
“I want to travel,” she breathes, and the back of his neck tingles. “I feel restless. I want…” Gently, a little hesitantly, she touches her finger to his mouth. “I want to see the things you’ve seen. I want to see new things with you.”

For a moment he can’t speak, and has to clear his throat before he can. “Yeah,” he whispers, voice rough. “Yeah. That sounds good.”
setting:road.trip  setting:post-movie  fandom:pacific.rim  rating:r  pairing:raleigh/mako  authors:s  year:2013  quality:*****  length:05k-10k  site:ao3  genre:romance  genre:hurt/comfort 
august 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
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
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
sam_storyteller: Avengers: Moving The Furniture
"I just think -- you're very pretty," Steve blurts, turning to her. "Beautiful, I mean. And -- not that I don't...I like you, I respect you, but you're so...and you always smell nice," he adds, horrified at the words coming out of his mouth. "Even after a mission, you smell like gunpowder usually and I like that smell and -- oh, my God, I'm so sorry," he finishes, stepping back from her. "Tony's right, there's something wrong with me."

"Hey, no, calm down," Natasha says, following him, not giving him an inch. Steve can feel his face heating. "I'm flattered."

"But," Steve says miserably. There's always a but.

"No buts," she replies, and she leans up a little and kisses him.
fandom:avengers  authors:s  rating:r  type:first-time  length:05k-10k  site:dw  year:2012  quality:*****  genre:humor  genre:romance  p:marvel:steve/natasha 
june 2012 by rainbowslinky
Indebted - sablier_bloque - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
“Just shoot him,” he whispers, but it’s like Sazonov flipped a switch by touching her, and she is senseless, completely inside herself. “Tasha, come on.” He stands behind her, moving her arms to hold the gun toward Sazonov’s face. Clint curls his finger over hers and pulls the trigger. He hopes it will be enough, that she will still consider it her own vengeance. He doesn’t want to take that away from her.

He doesn’t want to take anything away from her.

[Clint Barton is sent to kill a 14 year old girl named Natalia Romanova. He makes a different call.]
fandom:avengers  type:origin.story  authors:s  site:ao3  year:2012  length:10k-20k  rating:nc-17  genre:angst  genre:romance  notes:depressing  notes:dark  notes:positive.ending  pov:clint.barton  type:casefic  subject:first.meetings  quality:*****  !favorites  p:marvel:clint/natasha  tw:underage 
june 2012 by rainbowslinky
Phil Coulson is Not the Avengers' Public Relations Manager - scifigrl47 - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
From the Avengers Case Files of Phil Coulson: Grocery shopping is necessary, Tony's a little too proud of his tech, Captain America's lost on the streets of New York, and sometimes social injustice just happens.

Phil Coulson's the one who's got to write this nonsense up, and he is not their PR Manager.

[Tony builds unfortunate AIs, Clint is a snarky little bastard, Coulson is the only person who is sane] [Part of "In Which Tony Stark Builds Himself Some Friends (But His Family Was Assigned by Nick Fury)" READ THE WHOLE VERSE!!!!!]
fandom:avengers  pov:phil.coulson  authors:s  genre:humor  subject:robots  length:05k-10k  site:ao3  quality:*****  rating:pg-13  !part.of.a.series  p:marvel:tony/steve  p:marvel:clint/coulson 
june 2012 by rainbowslinky
Rivers and Roads, an avengers fanfic - FanFiction.Net
Two days after everything came so terribly close to ending, Clint asks for a leave of absence. Fury looks at him, sees everything he's so desperately trying to hide, and nods. He tries not to show how thankful he is for the silent understanding—tries to preserve a little bit of his dignity as he turns and walks away, fighting the urge to run with every marching step.
notes:positive.ending  site:ff.net  authors:s  year:2012  quality:*****  setting:post-movie  rating:pg-13  pov:clint.barton  genre:hurt/comfort  fandom:avengers  !favorites  length:01K-05K  p:marvel:clint/natasha 
june 2012 by rainbowslinky
sam_storyteller: Avengers: Epilogue
After the fighting is over, then come the hot baths, ice packs, resurrection from the dead, political maneuvering, and happy endings (not like that, Tony)
year:2012  site:dw  authors:s  type:coda  genre:gen  notes:hilarious  genre:humor  length:05k-10k  rating:pg-13  character:ensemble.cast  setting:post-movie  quality:*****  fandom:avengers  !favorites 
june 2012 by rainbowslinky

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