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What Rough Beast - immoral_crow - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Steve Rogers, super soldier. It’s amazing really that it takes them all so long to work out just what the serum can do… but given enough time all things become apparent. This is a story about love, and loss; the things we would do to be true to ourselves and true to our hearts; and the prices you must pay to do that.
[what being immortal would do to Cap – especially when the people he loved started to die and... well, would Captain America even have a place in this world in 500 years time? What would he do without people to love or a country to fight for? What would be become? What would he do to turn back the clock and see the people he loved again? ]
notes:gorgeous  subject:character.death  year:2012  !favorites  !rec  length:05k-10k  genre:angst  authors:i 
may 2019 by rainbowslinky
GK Fic: Static (Part 1/4): nightanddaze
The radios aren’t working properly. This in itself isn’t so noteworthy, since the radios are shitty every day, but today they’re especially bad, popping and crackling like the world’s worst hot mike. Not a single word has come through all day. It’s driving everyone crazy. Nate’s had to stop Jacks and Chaffin from starting a radio-themed bonfire.

Ray’s the only one not threatening to destroy his radio. Instead he’s slouched in the driver’s seat of Brad’s Humvee, crooning and caressing the radio like a lover’s touch might revive the signal.
site:lj  year:2010  pairing:brad/nate  subject:zombies  subject:character.death  tw:violence  tw:blood  genre:horror  length:20k-50k  notes:dark  notes:positive.ending  notes:fantastic  fandom:gen.kill 
november 2018 by rainbowslinky
Follow the Skyline Down - raving_liberal - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
In the wake of an explosion that destroys New York City and leaves an afterimage of the skyline burned into Steve’s retinas, Steve and Natasha walk across the country to find a safe haven, supplies, and—hopefully—allies. Through twisted landscapes and hostile survivors, facing a bleak nuclear winter and wide-scale destruction, Nat and Steve make a promise to each other to survive, to continue. Haunted by memories of the life he was just starting to build with Bucky, Steve finds that promise harder to keep with each passing mile.
fandom:avengers  setting:road.trip  setting:post-apoc  subject:character.death  notes:;_;  p:marvel:steve/natasha  type:big.bang  length:20k-50k  year:2018  subject:injury  subject:death/dying 
october 2018 by rainbowslinky
Like Coming Home - missbecky - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
After a tragic accident, Steve is given a chance to go back in time and deliver a warning to Tony in the hope of avoiding their fate. Something's gone wrong, though, because this is not his world he's ended up in. And that is definitely not his Tony who's planning to delete his own brain.

Sometimes your second chance isn't at all what you were expecting.
fandom:avengers  p:marvel:tony/steve  verse:mcu  verse:616  genre:crossover  subject:character.death  year:2013  genre:hurt/comfort  tw:torture  length:50k+  c:marvel:tony.stark  c:marvel:steve.rogers 
september 2018 by rainbowslinky
Our Love Is A Ghost That The Others Can't See - Kiyaar - Marvel 616 [Archive of Our Own]
In Tony’s dreams, he is back in the street, in a crater, the city on fire around him. Steve kneels over him and beats him to within an inch of his life.

It’s his favorite place to be, these days.

[hooooooooboy this is dark]
fandom:avengers  verse:616  p:marvel:tony/steve  setting:post-civil.war  c:marvel:tony.stark  subject:illness  subject:character.death  subject:mental.illness  length:10k-20k  year:2018  notes:dark  notes:negative.ending  tw:self-harm  !favorites  !rec 
august 2018 by rainbowslinky
some riot - alcibiades - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
She managed to get the clip pulled from the news. It took a lot of phone calls and more voice-raising than she ever liked to do, but she couldn't imagine how James must be feeling. Every time she saw it, she felt sick -- there was this expression of surprise on Steve's face when the bullet hit, clear enough even through the grainy, far-away footage.

AU to the DITAB universe.
subject:character.death  fandom:avengers  verse:mcu  p:marvel:bucky/pepper  subject:pregnancy  tw:miscarriage 
april 2018 by rainbowslinky
It Comes and Goes in Waves/It Always Does - Chapter 1 - roaroftheninth - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“He says that he’s grateful for that ending, because he always wanted to imagine it like that and you were always a better storyteller than he was. But that’s not the ending that should be published, because it’s not the truth.”

Summary: It is 1953; Louis makes that nine years since they won the war (eight if you count the Americans, which he never does). His first novel, a best-seller set during wartime, is due for a sequel - but Louis doesn't want to face the ending.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  setting:wwii  subject:character.death  character-type:author 
june 2017 by rainbowslinky
7 Up - Chapter 1 - cherrystreet - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Very loosely based on the British TV show "The Up Series" and somewhat inspired by the song “Something I Need” by Onerepublic, we follow the lives of Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson in an interview setting every seven years. They fall apart and come together, their lives and emotions recorded. Harry calls it a time capsule. Louis calls it a pain in the arse.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  length:50k+  subject:marriage  !rec  notes:gorgeous  notes:amazing  subject:character.death  quality:***** 
june 2017 by rainbowslinky
Wash You Away - Chapter 1 - thisonegoes - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry realized at ten years old that he could see ghosts, when a grown man with dead eyes stepped out of his closet. He’ll never forget that night, when he heard the shuttered doors creak open behind him as he did his homework. He turned around in his desk chair to see the stranger. The man didn’t say anything; he just stared at Harry like Harry had an answer, an explanation, a crumpled road map hidden in his pocket.

Harry thinks it might be easier, if other people noticed the traces ghosts leave behind. But they never do.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/zayn  subject:haunting  subject:ghosts  notes:creepy  genre:horror  notes:melancholy  subject:character.death  length:50k+  author:thisonegoes 
october 2016 by rainbowslinky
beware of your youth, darling - Chapter 1 - brokendrums - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Niall, Harry and Louis had always been told at school that their lives were filled with purpose, that they were special and that some day soon they'd be able to give up their lives so another could live on. It was supposed to be aspirational but from Niall's new home in a dark and damp farmhouse on the outskirts of town, Niall couldn't help but think it was futile. The clock ticks on.

A Never Let Me Go AU. [read all the warnings!!!]
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  p:1d:harry/niall  notes:negative.ending  notes:depressing  subject:character.death  year:2016  notes:unsettling  notes:unique  quality:*****  length:20k-50k  authors:b  !favorites  !rec  author:brokendrums 
march 2016 by rainbowslinky
Soft Forever - angelwarm - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Liam tries to think about how Louis is still here, still his, in a small way. That man never saw Louis at the pier, barefoot and brilliant with sun spots on his shoulders. That one is Liam’s. That Louis is always going to be Liam’s.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:liam/louis  subject:character.death 
january 2016 by rainbowslinky
What the Water Gave Me - rockinaintnowalkinthepark - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis is dead, and Zayn is the one left to pick up the pieces. Told from Zayn's perspective ~ "I can’t quite figure out why Harry’s become the fucked instead of the fuck-er, because it was quite obvious from the two years we had to listen to them that the roles were reversed. Maybe he needs to feel full again after having so much taken out of him, or maybe he likes to hurt, too."
notes:depressing  notes:dark  p:1d:harry/louis  p:1d:harry/zayn  subject:character.death  tw:suicide  tag:needs.  fandom:one.direction 
may 2015 by rainbowslinky
saudade - velvet_tuberose - One Direction (Band), Radio 1 RPF [Archive of Our Own]
Louis has been the leader of the anti-Government group for years: dealing banned items, distributing radical literature, and inciting people to rebel. What he doesn't realise is that there's an actual war brewing between the Government and the resistance, and Louis himself may be the final tipping point.

On top of all that is the slight problem that the Government is bringing Nick Grimshaw - who Louis most decidedly never dated - back on air to help their cause.

[great ot5, char death is not what it seems, WORLDBUILDING, DYSTOPIAN SPACE TOMLINSHAW. PLEASE READ THIS FIC]
setting:space  fandom:one.direction  authors:v  type:big.bang  length:20k-50k  p:1d:louis/nick  subject:character.death  notes:positive.ending  notes:melancholy  notes:;_;  notes:!!!  genre:au  subject:ptsd  tw:violence  site:ao3  year:2015  quality:*****  !favorites  !rec 
march 2015 by rainbowslinky
it comes and goes in waves - sirensongs - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
The 50th Hunger Games mark a Quarter Quell. Louis knows his chances of being selected in the Reaping are doubled as the Capitol decides to honor the Quell by selecting two males and two females from each District.

~ or an au feat. district four harry and louis ~
p:1d:harry/louis  fandom:thg  subject:character.death  genre:fusion  fandom:one.direction  tag:needs. 
december 2014 by rainbowslinky
Only One Survives - Chapter 1 - zouissexcam - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Two decades after the rebellion and Katniss Everdeen’s disappearance from the public eye a new regime came into power in Panem and the Capital brought back the games, more grueling than ever before. When the reaping for the 96th Hunger Games brings together a unique set of personalities, the impending death of 23 trails on the end of the romances, a reminder of what’s to come. Everyone knows that once the 24 teenagers are thrown into the arena, only one can survive.
p:1d:niall/zayn  p:1d:harry/louis  fandom:thg  genre:fusion  subject:character.death  fandom:one.direction  tag:needs. 
december 2014 by rainbowslinky
Endless Road - Chapter 1 - sakabelle - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Eighteen year old Harry Styles planned to spend six months backpacking across Europe with his older sister Gemma. What he didn't plan was to meet an irresistible blonde boy called Niall on their very first stop. As Harry starts to fall in love with Niall, there's only one thing he's certain about. Gemma can't ever find out.

Unbeknownst to Harry, his budding relationship with Niall isn't the biggest secret being kept over the course of their travels.

[gemma is lovely. niall is dying.]
p:1d:harry/niall  subject:character.death  subject:cancer  setting:road.trip  fandom:one.direction 
december 2014 by rainbowslinky
Most Nights I Don't Know Anymore - claryourcanvas (orphan_account) - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
"I'm not letting you do this."
"You have to."
In a fraction of a second, Harry made a decision. He didn't blink as the thought crept into his mind, and he accepted it almost gladly. "Then I'm coming with you."
And he did.

[louis and harry kill themselves cuz management wont let 'em be together.]
p:1d:harry/louis  tw:suicide  subject:character.death  fandom:one.direction  tag:needs. 
december 2014 by rainbowslinky
One more night for goodbye - actuallyshippingeverything - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
"He wishes with all his being they are. He wishes he was a tattoo Harry could wear on his skin forever. He wishes he was water so Harry could drink him and have him in his system. He wishes he was a whisper, to make Harry’s skin crumple. He wishes he was oxygen so Harry could inhale him. He wishes he was a heartbeat, so Harry’s heart could feel him."

...or, Louis and Harry's time together is expiring.

[louis loses his memory, forgets everything including harry, dies.]
subject:character.death  p:1d:harry/louis  fandom:one.direction  tag:needs. 
december 2014 by rainbowslinky
The house on the edge of forever - Chapter 1 - sorcxita - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry thinks his life is over and Louis’s already is, but somewhere between life and death there's a place for both of them.

[i'm not really sure what exactly happens here. louis is a ghost. harry dies in the end.]
p:1d:harry/louis  subject:character.death  subject:ghosts  fandom:one.direction  tag:needs. 
december 2014 by rainbowslinky
Don't Keel Over Now - rubycrowned - One Direction (Band), One Direction, 1D - Fandom [Archive of Our Own]
When you took the call how could you know that he’d slipped away last night. And you wish you’d went home, days ago, to say goodbye or just hello.

[harry and louis are having relationship probs. harry goes to nick. louis kills himself. nick helps harry recover.]
p:1d:harry/louis  p:1d:harry/nick  subject:character.death  tw:suicide  fandom:one.direction  tag:needs. 
december 2014 by rainbowslinky
A Broke Movie Screen - sleepingalone - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
The boy with the curls bumped into Louis, head snapping up as he took a few steps back to regain his balance, eyes wild and surprised. Louis couldn’t help but notice the brilliant shade of green that they were, reminding him of natural, pretty, sceneric things. Things like trees and grass and rolling hills you only saw on TV, framed by fluttering lashes.

“S-sorry, didn’t see you there,” the boy mumbled, taking out an earphone as he registered Louis.

Louis didn’t reply, instead lost in his own thoughts, the majority of which were blood and green and wow his voice is really deep.


Or, the unorthodox tale of a vampire and his lover.
subject:character.death  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:vampire  fandom:one.direction  tag:needs. 
december 2014 by rainbowslinky
Let's Waste Time - MarchieTheHare - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry wakes up, and he fully expects to feel nothing but emptiness. An empty bed, an empty room, an empty life. So he’s more than surprised, confused, and relieved, all at the same time, when he sees Louis lying beside him, looking peaceful in his sleep, chest rising and falling evenly. Harry reaches out with shaking fingers, touches Louis’ face and feels the warmth of his skin, and it’s real.

Harry’s pretty sure, though, that Louis died yesterday. So it’s either that was all a horrible, horrible dream, or this is Louis’ ghost he’s seeing. He’s surprisingly okay with either option.
p:1d:harry/louis  subject:character.death  notes:gorgeous  fandom:one.direction  tag:needs. 
december 2014 by rainbowslinky
To See The World Through Your Eyes - Chapter 1 - heterophobia - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Three (and a half) seconds, and they were hit. Three (and a half) seconds, and the veil of darkness fell over Liam’s eyes. Three (and a half) seconds, and Liam could no longer see the moon shining bright that night.
[liam is blind. harry dies.]
p:1d:harry/liam  subject:character.death  fandom:one.direction  tag:needs. 
december 2014 by rainbowslinky
Until Your Blood Runs Cold - tomlinsuhhn - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry swallows hard, fighting back the tears that burn at his eyes, begging the spill over. He takes a deep breath and begins to talk, talk about everything and nothing at all, and slowly but much too quickly, Louis' answers start to make less and less sense and then they stop all together, turning into growls and snarls and he starts thrashing against his restraints.
p:1d:harry/louis  subject:character.death  subject:zombies  fandom:one.direction  tag:needs.  tw:violence 
december 2014 by rainbowslinky
This Would Be It. - marquis - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Liam works in a cemetery and Louis is everything he wants, everything he once had, and everything he never dreamed of.


louis is a reaper.]
p:1d:liam/louis  fandom:one.direction  subject:character.death  genre:angst  genre:au  notes:???  quality:****  authors:m  notes:fascinating  rating:r 
december 2014 by rainbowslinky
Forget me not. - littleramblings - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis nods, forcing a smile because what else can he do? He's not God and he's not a fucking miracle worker, either.
p:1d:harry/louis  subject:character.death  fandom:one.direction  tag:needs.  subject:death/dying 
december 2014 by rainbowslinky
heartbreak warfare - strawberryfinn - One Direction (Band), X Factor RPF [Archive of Our Own]
Harry’s trembling, quaking, fingers tilting the gun harder into his skin, because I love you belongs to Niall.

Or the one where Harry, Zayn, and Louis are hitmen who just want to set the world on fire, Liam gets in the way, and Harry makes the mistake of falling in love with Niall.
notes:dark  subject:character.death  character-type:assassin  p:1d:harry/niall  fandom:one.direction  tag:needs. 
december 2014 by rainbowslinky
love you to the moon and back - harrytomlinsonwhoops - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
-harry is ten and louis is twelve-

it’s tuesday the day that harry misses school for the first ever time. louis rushed home from the bus stop, and ran pass his own house, heading straight for harry’s. when he knocks on the door, it’s anne that answers, her face red and tear stained.
p:1d:harry/louis  subject:cancer  subject:character.death  fandom:one.direction  tag:needs. 
december 2014 by rainbowslinky
hoping this cold blue water scrubs me clean and spits me out again - phantasmagoria (whiteteethteen) - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
"Stay," Harry whispers desperately, pressing his lips to Louis' temple like he can somehow ease the pain that's blooming there, but he can't make the pain stop and no matter how hard he tries he can't make Louis stay.

[this is the saddest thing i think i've EVER READ oh god but it was so sAD and so lovely :(]

[now deleted, reposted by someone else here - https://archiveofourown.org/works/12955197]
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  rating:r  length:10k-20k  subject:character.death  notes:;_;  notes:depressing  notes::(  genre:angst  subject:illness  subject:cancer  site:ao3  year:2014  authors:p  quality:*****  !favorites  !rec  tag:now.deleted 
december 2014 by rainbowslinky
Michigan - blue_chocolate - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
i honestly have no idea what happened in this fic. something about harry taking louis's soul in the end??

Ever since he left home, Harry lives by three simple rules.
1. Don’t get in deep shit.
2. Don’t talk to strangers.
3. Don’t trust a thief.
Everything goes to hell when he meets Louis.
p:1d:harry/louis  fandom:one.direction  tag:needs.  tw:non-con  subject:character.death 
december 2014 by rainbowslinky
Victory - juliusschmidt - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
By the time Louis finds Harry, it’s too late for both of them.

[Hunger Games AU in which Louis is the most recent victor and he's to mentor Harry, the tribute from District Nine.]
p:1d:harry/louis  fandom:thg  fandom:one.direction  tag:needs.  subject:character.death 
november 2014 by rainbowslinky
Stay - Anony_Moouse - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
And that is how love starts. You take a chance, say yes when you could say no. You leap, and hope someone will catch you. But even if you fall, even if it hurts, at least you know you tried.

Zayn loves Liam like he hadn’t thought was possible. Will love him until the day he dies.
p:1d:liam/zayn  subject:character.death  notes:negative.ending  fandom:one.direction  tag:needs. 
november 2014 by rainbowslinky
take my hand (take my whole life too) - orphan_account - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“What would you do,” Louis begins, knowing that this will only hurt him more, “If this was your last day on earth?”

Harry thinks for a bit, brow furrowed in concentration, and then he says sort of cheekily, “Go skydiving. See my family, see my friends.”

“What else, Harry?”

[a groundhog day au of sorts]
p:1d:harry/louis  subject:character.death  notes:negative.ending  fandom:one.direction  tag:needs. 
october 2014 by rainbowslinky
Soul - roaroftheninth - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Liam tosses a grin back over his shoulder. “What are you going to do when I’ve gone and there’s no one around to drive you round the bend?”

Louis’ bike coasts to a stop. It happens so slowly that by the time he’s at a standstill, Liam is far ahead, up by the curve. “I’ll forget.”

Liam stops much more quickly. They’re alone in the dome; their private conversation can be held across thirty feet of open space. “You’ll what?”

Louis watches him. “I’ll forget,” he repeats. “Not the way you forget things, when you can’t pinpoint them but you still carry them in your heart. I’ll just have my hard drive wiped.”

Or: Louis is the medical android tasked with taking care of Liam in a world after nuclear war.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:liam/louis  year:2014  site:ao3  length:01K-05K  setting:post-apoc  subject:character.death  character-type:robot  rating:pg-13  notes:;_;  notes:beautiful  !favorites  authors:r 
may 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
All The Songs That You Sing In The Dark - pukeandcry - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis is tired constantly, bags under his eyes. Harry will press up against him the moment they get to the shed, kissing and licking and biting, pulling Louis’ clothes off. He pushes Louis onto the broken wooden floor and yanks off his clothes, lays Louis flat on his back and presses inside him until Louis can only see blackness, no stars. He bites too hard at Louis’ neck, his hips, his chest, like he’s trying to consume him, and Louis lets him.

[What happened was that first people got sick.

What happened after that was that they died.

But the worst thing was what happened after that. After they died, they came back.]
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  subject:zombies  genre:humor  subject:ghosts  subject:grief/mourning  site:ao3  quality:*****  notes:depressing  notes:;_;  notes:dark  notes:negative.ending  length:10k-20k  subject:character.death  rating:r 
february 2014 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
With My Feet Toward the Stars (let me remember you as you were when you existed) - kariye - Star Trek (2009) [Archive of Our Own]
When Kirk lays his hand on the interior of the ship as he sometimes does, as an affectionate pat or with lingering consideration or as an expression of his joy to be back onboard, the ship shudders. Spock can feel his balance shift in those moments. Even when Kirk simply leans against her wall, an ecstatic tingle runs through her.
!favorites  !rec  fandom:star.trek  verse:reboot  pov:spock  rating:nc-17  genre:angst  genre:action  authors:k  tw:violence  subject:character.death  length:20k-50k  notes:heartsforeyes  type:non-linear  quality:*****  site:ao3  year:2012  c:st:enterprise  p:st:kirk/spock 
august 2013 by rainbowslinky
Cut Your Little Heart Out, a star trek: 2009 fanfic | FanFiction
It starts with a bite, a seemingly small wound on the inside of Jim's elbow that broke the skin and left behind a red, swollen, perfect indentation of human teeth. The mouth is a filthy, filthy place and McCoy rants and rants about bacteria, about diseases, about death and everything under the sun that could be transmitted from something as innocent as a bite. He rants until he's out of breath and there's nothing he can do but look at Jim and press his fingers against this too white bandage wrapped around too pale skin.
notes:negative.ending  subject:character.death  subject:zombies  genre:horror  genre:au  rating:pg-13  fandom:star.trek  site:ff.net  authors:k  quality:****  year:2011  length:01K-05K  p:st:kirk/mccoy 
july 2013 by rainbowslinky
Maybe In Another Universe I Deserve You - zarimav - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
[Russia held particular remembrance because he was there when they took the Czar and his family away. He remembered Nicholas's proud face and the scared looks of his daughters. Enjolras (Evgeni then) was so proud, and for once Grantaire thought that they would live this one out. Evgeni fucked him that night, and he was happy in his victory and Grantaire almost couldn't bear it. They were fumbling in the dark, breathless laughter punctuated by breathless moans, and they fell asleep entwined. Grantaire felt as close to complete as he had since he'd first had Enjolras in his grasp almost a hundred years ago.]
fandom:les.mis  pairing:enjolras/grantaire  subject:reincarnation  genre:angst  notes:depressing  site:ao3  subject:character.death  notes:positive.ending  quality:*****  year:2013  authors:z  length:10k-20k  rating:r  tw:violence  tw:homophobia 
june 2013 by rainbowslinky
Buy You A Mockingbird - jadedoll - Iron Man (Comic), Avengers (Comic) [Archive of Our Own]
Babyfic! When Tony unexpectedly becomes a parent, his world view drastically changes. And changes. Then it changes again. And then again.
fandom:avengers  year:2011  subject:children  p:marvel:tony/steve  length:20k-50k  authors:j  subject:character.death  rating:nc-17  quality:***** 
september 2012 by rainbowslinky
Energy - bellinibeignet
[An unlikely love story with inspiration from the lives of Bonnie & Clyde, Energy unfolds a tragic destiny for the man avenging his daughter's death, and a young student who is looking for meaning after losing everything that matters.][This one hurts. Not ooc necessarily but certainly...different.]
notes:depressing  notes:dark  tw:violence  tw:suicide  notes:negative.ending  subject:character.death  rating:r  fandom:avengers  year:2012  length:05k-10k  site:ao3  authors:b  genre:angst  genre:romance  genre:action  notes:ooc  notes:ouch  character-type:criminal  genre:au  !favorites  quality:****  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
cashing in our bad luck - girl0nfire - The Avengers (2012), Marvel [Archive of Our Own]
Stories like theirs don’t have heroes.

Which is good, Steve thinks. It’s good because heroes shouldn’t know the best way to gut another human being with a crowbar; heroes don’t sit by a hand-crank radio screaming into silence.

Heroes don’t wonder what it would be like to join the villains.
[James, Steve, and Natasha stick together in a New York where the dead walk again.]
fandom:avengers  subject:character.death  subject:zombies  setting:nyc  length:<1k  year:2012  authors:g  site:ao3  quality:****  genre:gen  genre:au  genre:action  genre:angst  notes:depressing  notes:negative.ending  notes:dark  c:marvel:bucky.barnes  c:marvel:natasha.romanova  c:marvel:steve.rogers 
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
Iron Age - Jaune_Chat
Iron Man became a hereditary mantle after Tony Stark passed away and his son took up the title. Snapshots of Iron Man throughout the generations.
!rec  !favorites  fandom:avengers  verse:mcu  genre:gen  type:future!fic  rating:pg-13  subject:robots  notes:fantastic  notes:heartsforeyes  site:ao3  quality:*****  year:2012  subject:character.death  pov:multiple  length:01K-05K  c:marvel:tony.stark 
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
I’ll remember best of all, all the things we didn’t say - dorcas_gustine - Marvel 616 [Archive of Our Own]
<i>What have you done?</i>

<i>what was necessary</i>

It always comes to this with Tony, then. What is necessary. Who will be the one to set just how high the price to pay to be? How terrible the sacrifice? When will he learn that the end won’t always justify the means.

[Steve comes back and everything's gonna be alright. ...Right?]
fandom:avengers  verse:616  year:2009  length:05k-10k  pov:steve.rogers  subject:character.death  genre:angst  rating:pg-13  notes:depressing  setting:dark.reign  notes:negative.ending  notes:;_;  site:ao3  quality:*****  authors:d  notes:ouch  notes:unsettling  notes:heartbreaking  !favorites  !rec  c:marvel:bucky.barnes  p:marvel:tony/steve 
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
aliana_iskassa: The Sound of Wings
[And Steve realizes, as he stares into Tony’s dull eyes, that it won’t be long before Death is back, this time for both of them.][Steve dies, then makes a deal with Death to not leave Tony's side until Tony dies. Tony lives a very depressing life without Steve. Tony dies. They're reunited.]
fandom:avengers  authors:a  length:05k-10k  notes:positive.ending  subject:character.death  rating:r  genre:angst  genre:au  notes:depressing  verse:616  setting:civil.war  setting:post-civil.war  setting:dark.reign  site:lj  quality:****  year:2008  character-type:ghost  p:marvel:tony/steve 
august 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
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
alasse: QaF fic: The Most Important Place
Justin lets out a brief gasp, but doesn’t say anything. Saying I’m sorry is so stupid. In this case, Brian’s old adage fits nicely, because it is total bullshit to say it. Brian hadn’t seen his mom for more than three years and the last time he saw her… well, Justin was damn pissed off at the woman when he found out what she’d said. Still, she was his mother. “I’m coming for the funeral," he said decisively.
fandom:qaf  author:arlad/alasse  pairing:brian/justin  rating:r  length:01K-05K  genre:angst  notes:depressing  type:future!fic  subject:character.death 
march 2011 by rainbowslinky
Better Now
When Justin comes back the sixth time, you touch him.

You're sitting on the sofa watching him and he's sitting on the sofa watching you and he doesn't back away when you stretch out your right hand.

His arm is warm, warmer than it was even before the prom, and it makes no sense to you why death is always associated with the cold.

He's scorching.
fandom:qaf  pairing:brian/justin  author:suzvoy  genre:angst  season:one  rating:pg-13  length:01K-05K  pov:2nd  notes:depressing  notes:;_;  subject:character.death 
march 2011 by rainbowslinky
5 things brian kinney never did
Brian never fucked Ethan Gold.
Brian never died.
Brian's never blown Justin at Babylon.
Brian never let Justin know he came to the hospital.
Brian never said the words ‘I love you'.
fandom:qaf  pairing:brian/justin  genre:angst  author:ragingpixie  rating:nc-17  subject:jealousy  notes:depressing  length:05K-10K  subject:alcohol  subject:character.death 
march 2011 by rainbowslinky
bigboobedcanuck: QAF Fic: "Out From Inside," NC-17
He sees the number and smiles — it’s late, and Gus is probably giving Brian a hard time about going to bed. He flips the phone open and says, “Mel and Lindz have only been in Mexico for like, three hours. Don’t tell me you already need help.” The only response is the wheeze of Brian’s breathing, which sounds off kilter. “Brian? What’s wrong?” There is another ragged breath, but nothing else. “Brian, say something, you’re freaking me out.” “They’re dead.” And just like that, the world is new. (sequel is To Face Unafraid (http://bigboobedcanuck.livejournal.com/299135.html)
fandom:qaf  pairing:brian/justin  genre:angst  subject:children  authors:b  rating:nc-17  season:five  type:future!fic  length:05K-10K  subject:character.death 
february 2011 by rainbowslinky
hackthis: Inception - TSE ATCAI AELA - Arthur/Eames, PG-13
Kicking and screaming, crying and promising to do better, have never staved off death. Death can't be shot between the eyes. The PASIV device doesn't work on reality. There are no negotiations with your last moments on this earth. (Everyone dies eventually. Everyone. Today is Arthur's turn)
fandom:inception  pairing:arthur/eames  genre:angst  author:hackthis  notes::/  rating:pg-13  length:01K-05K  subject:character.death  tw:torture 
september 2010 by rainbowslinky
sharp_teeth: a tremulous delight
I am Death and he is me and the little voice in the back of his head kept saying you are mine.
type:commentfic  tag:temp.reread  genre:horror  authors:d  comm:sharp_teeth  subject:character.death 
may 2010 by rainbowslinky

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