unfitforsociety: (orchids)
2017-04-30 09:49 am
Entry tags:

but i can't feed on the powerless when my cup's already overfilled

Star Wars

The Fallout of Anakin Skywalker's Knighting by [archiveofourown.org profile] anecdotalist
Anakin is Knighted and decides to give his Padawan braid to Padme instead of to Obi-Wan after his Knighting. Then he learns that there's a lot more meaning to that Tradition than he had realized but is it too late to fix things with Obi-Wan? in which Anakin means well but fucks up and tries to fix it. Oh heart.

The Moon Represents My Heart by [archiveofourown.org profile] afrai
"You watch out," said Chirrut. "I'm going to prove it. The Force is with you, Baze."

This was a perfectly conventional thing for one novitiate to say to another, by way of praise or encouragement. It was typical of Chirrut that he should have made it weird.

Baze might not be the most insightful person in the world, and he wasn't inclined to detect admiration where it didn't exist. But it was clear even to him that Chirrut's childhood attachment had developed into a raging crush.

Baze had had crushes himself. It was natural. Chirrut was being bizarre about his, but perhaps that was only what one should expect from Chirrut.
Really lovely backstory for Baze and Chirrut.

The Question, Twenty Years Late by Eirian Erisdar
AU in which Satine lives, and so Obi-Wan goes to Mandalore after RotS. Oh my heart.

Something Mysteriously Formed by [archiveofourown.org profile] kaasknot
Chirrut held the staff before him, balancing it on a single finger. "Neither too heavy nor too light. Do you see, Baze? Balance is vital. Mortal beings require the world of the material to survive." He tilted the staff one way, so it yawed over his finger toward the ground. "We require food, shelter, and companionship to maintain our bodies. But too far, and we kill our spirits." He shifted the staff back to a perfect horizontal above the pavement. "On the other end, our souls require nourishment as well. We require faith, belief, trust, love. We require calm in the midst of the storm." He let the staff overbalance to the other side. "Yet if we focus exclusively on these, our physical form withers and dies." He returned the staff to the ground. Chirrut finds a way to live and hope and bring hope to others after the Empire comes to power. Lovely.

The Tale of Amidala by [archiveofourown.org profile] LurkingCrow
"But the federation tried to kill the negotiators and invaded, taking Queen Amidala captive. They demanded her surrender, but she refused. They threatened her with bloodshed unless she signed their treaty, but she would not. They tried every trick to make her give in, but she persisted."
"Because she was brave?"
"Because she was brave."

(brave, courageous, determined, foolhardy, reckless padmé. queen of our hearts, sister of our soul. oh why did you always rush ahead of us? you who would give anything to protect us, why would you not let us do the same? foolish, wonderful, lost padmé.)
One of Padme's handmaidens runs into Beru and Luke on Tatooine. *sobs* Lovely.

This Tired World Could Change by [archiveofourown.org profile] dharmaavocado
"Did you lose your nerve?" the monk asked cheerfully.

"My nerve?" Baze said, which was a surprise as he meant to tell the man to leave.

"You were staring so hard I assumed you were working up the courage to come speak to me. I am quite intimidating, I know, but I can assure you I'm very open to being chatted up by handsome men."

"I wasn't—you're blind," said Baze, startled, taking in the pale blue sweep of the monk's eyes.

The man opened in his mouth in exaggerated surprise. "Am I? And all this time I thought the universe was just poorly lit. Thank you, sir, for enlightening me."

"That was a stupid thing to say," Baze admitted, and the monk grinned wide, showing too much gum.

"It was." He cocked his head to the side. "I was hoping to employ your assistance, actually. It's very hard being blind, you know."

"And yet you seemed to be managing quite well."
This is both hilarious and lovely, with Baze and Chirrut meeting after the Republic falls, and falling in love on a space road trip. Oh my heart.

Two Days on Yavin 4 by [archiveofourown.org profile] scaramouche
"I can hear you thinking," Baze says.

"An old man's melancholy," Chirrut says. "I'm allowed that sometimes."

Chirrut's fingers are still on Baze's face, so he feels it when Baze opens his eyes. "Tell me."

"I would wish you a happier life."

"And I would wish you eyes that work again," Baze says. "But then you wouldn't be you, and I wouldn't love you, and then what would I do?"

"Be less stressed, I'd wager."

"Ugh." Baze throws an arm around Chirrut, pulling him tight for an impressive hug. Chirrut presses his face against Baze's neck, and sighs when Baze strokes a large palm down the back of Chirrut's head. "I know you didn't mean that."

"I didn't mean that," Chirrut agrees. "We keep each other safe."

"Oh, we now?" Baze says with a laugh. "Not the Force?"

Chirrut ignores the tease, for he'd rather to move his mouth up Baze's neck, over the edges of his beard, to find his mouth. Baze kisses him back, softly at first, and then not.
Baze and Chirrut in their brief time on Yavin IV. Oh heart.

~*~
unfitforsociety: (pink clock)
2017-04-30 09:45 am

go build yourself another dream

Avengers

Embers by [archiveofourown.org profile] marginalia
Each day they choose each other. They're the only ones who know what it's like, to be both young and old, to be so strong and so tired, they're the only ones who know who they used to be, back in Brooklyn, before. Lovely introspective Steve/Bucky. *sobs* #epic tragic century long love story #till the end of the line

They've loved each other longer than most people they know have been alive.

The Principle of Terrestrial Mediocrity by [archiveofourown.org profile] AlphaFlyer
"Security?" they both say at once, in the same snarky sort of tone that would probably piss me off if I wasn't from California, and Barton gives the Parker kid a little wink and a slap on the arm. Like the kid said something fiendishly clever and funny and Barton just found his soulmate or something.

I explain to them about Scott and the job – more about Scott than about the job, 'cause Scott and I were in jail together and so were Scott and Hawkeye, which makes us practically cousins. Barton seems to agree and offers me a slice of pizza.
Luis gets a job as a security guard at Stark Tower. Hee! (Though why Domino's? Nobody in NYC would admit to eating Domino's.)

the world no longer drowned by [archiveofourown.org profile] magdaliny
Steve often puts his fingertips on your collarbone. Your scapula. On the little white dimples where the arm was screwed into your bones. He's always noticing the differences between your serums. You don't heal as fast as Steve, but you have more endurance. He's faster than you. You're more flexible. But this: you know this hurts him. That you scar. That they gave you scars. That you gave yourself scars, fixing what they did. You don't think he'll ever stop being angry about that. He'd sooner stop breathing. Sometimes, you think, if Steve ever stopped eating, the serum might sustain him on anger alone. Lovely sequel to "through smoke, solid ground" (previously recced), in which Bucky is a few years on in his recovery, but challenges persist.

~*~
unfitforsociety: aquamarine necklace (aquamarine)
2017-04-30 09:39 am
Entry tags:

the words she knows, the tune she hums

Check, Please!

the jack zimmermann interview series by [archiveofourown.org profile] heyfightme
In the thick of one of the best debut seasons the NHL has ever seen, Providence Falconers rookie and former hockey child prodigy Jack Zimmermann is proving that second chances make all the difference.
We talked to the Falconers' number one to find out what makes a successful comeback.

---

a series of revealing interviews in which jack breaks his press silence (with a definite agenda).
Lovely story about Jack's coming out told via magazine articles, with art included.

this job comes with a family by [archiveofourown.org profile] chyeahnursey
Ford bonds with some of the boys. Oh heart.

the slow pace of geologic time by [archiveofourown.org profile] westernredcedar
When Bitty's coming out to his parents doesn't go well, Jack calls Alicia for help. This is so lovely.

~*~
unfitforsociety: (petunias)
2017-04-30 09:35 am
Entry tags:

And the moon has more influence than me

Harry Potter

the family potter by [archiveofourown.org profile] dirgewithoutmusic
I gave him everything I could. Your son. He will always be yours, Tuney, but he has grown in my house. And maybe it wasn't enough, what we tried to do, what we tried to be, but we love him, and he loves us, Tuney.

I didn't steal anything from you. I gave it. I would've given you everything I had, if you had just let me. I gave him everything I had. That is what you do, when a little boy comes into your life with nothing but himself. You give him a home.
AU where Dudley grows up with the Potters. *sob*

~*~
unfitforsociety: (fractal swirls)
2017-03-31 10:01 am
Entry tags:

i wish i could tell you i had the worst little dream

Star Wars

Always Near by [archiveofourown.org profile] afrai
He couldn't believe he'd made Chirrut Îmwe come untouched. The thought felt like sacrilege, but a spectacularly impressive form of sacrilege. He would feel proud if he wasn't so tired. Baze and Chirrut meet when Chirrut is a sex slave working for the Hutts. And it's not even actually AU. Funny and sad and sweet.

become a blooming place by [archiveofourown.org profile] notbecauseofvictories
Modern AU in which Poe accompanies Finn and Rey to Han's funeral and quietly pines for them. Lovely. (note: it's all lower case, originally posted to tumblr)

Constellation Light by [archiveofourown.org profile] noxelementalist
Rey tries to learn the constellations from D'Qar. Leia helps. GROSS SOBBING.

Illuminations by [archiveofourown.org profile] stitchy
In anticipation of their separation they pass the rest of the night together in accordance with only their own traditions and personal oaths. They speak their prayers into kisses, setting lips to skin like scripture to page. Passion, Attachment, and Emotion - instead of obstacles they are the walls behind which they can take cover in a galaxy rumbling with threat of war. So long as they have each other they know peace and sustenance. Despite what the masters of the Whills may think, their dedication to the Force is not obstructed by their partnership, but in fact magnified between them. What better cause is there to serve a higher power than its promise to bind all things now in the hereafter, them to each other most of all? Really lovely look at Baze and Chirrut from Chirrut's POV, through the end of the Clone Wars and Order 66.

Long Ride Ahead by [archiveofourown.org profile] saellys
This is a really lovely and melancholy AU where Bodhi and Jyn grow up together on Jedha and that changes a few things in the story.

A Proud, Unpleasant Sort of Man by [archiveofourown.org profile] angel_deux
It takes Cassian Andor and Han Solo an embarrassingly long time to realize that they aren't each other's rivals. hee! Boys are dumb. even hotshot smugglers and brilliant rebel spies.

Private Celebration by [archiveofourown.org profile] dreamiflame
Sweet first time for Han and Leia.

A Single Monk in Good Standing Must be in Want of a Bro by [archiveofourown.org profile] scaramouche
Utterly delightful Baze/Chirrut in which Baze is very slow to clue in that his feelings for Chirrut might be returned. <333

The Storm by [archiveofourown.org profile] Valmouth
Lovely slice of introspection as Obi-Wan remembers Satine. *sniffle*

~*~
unfitforsociety: (pink clock)
2017-03-31 09:56 am

can't let you roam inside my head

Avengers

Acquiring a Frame of Reference by [archiveofourown.org profile] jedibuttercup
Thor attends a con. Oh heart.

Clint Barton and the Howling Commandogs by [archiveofourown.org profile] galwednesday
Clint rescues some superdogs, and then Bucky shows up to play with them. Adorable.

darling, hold my hand by [archiveofourown.org profile] irnan
Sweet Steve/Bucky/Natasha with pining oblivious Steve. <3

they're gonna send us to prison for jerks by [archiveofourown.org profile] napricot
It was just—Jack's voice. Southern accent aside, he sounded exactly like Bucky.

At least, Steve thought he did. His inner rational Sam gently suggested it might be wishful thinking. Do you remember his voice well enough to be sure? It had been over seventy years, or nearly five, depending on how you counted, since Steve had properly heard Bucky's voice. His brief interactions with the Winter Soldier didn't count, what with all the agonized screaming and gunfire and shrieking metal. And history hadn't preserved the sound of Bucky's voice. Steve had checked. It had just been Captain America who spoke on all those propaganda films and newsreels, his Howling Commandos silent and relegated to montages and still pictures. He couldn't be too resentful though, not when history had preserved the precious sight of Bucky laughing and smiling, caught in one perfect loop in the Smithsonian.

So maybe Steve just didn't remember Bucky's voice, not perfectly. He'd been half deaf for the better part of their friendship after all. Maybe his memory didn't hold the exact softness of Bucky's voice, its particular pitch. Maybe all the certainty he had left was in how its soothing and smooth tones had meant home and safe when Bucky had read to him when he'd been too sick to read himself. Maybe he could only be sure of the animated rise and fall of Bucky's chatter, the way he'd talked and talked when he got home from work, regaling Steve with the latest neighborhood gossip or the plot of whatever pulp novel he was reading.

Whatever Steve did or didn't remember, however imperfect the memory of Bucky's voice, listening to Jack plucked at some chord in Steve's heart, and set it to thrumming. It didn't matter that Steve was wedged uncomfortably in a tree's branches, it didn't matter that Jack was just talking about equations and math terms Steve didn't know or care about. He sounded like Bucky.
Hilarious and sweet reunion story.

~*~

Spider-Man/Fantastic Four

Keep the Fire Burning by [archiveofourown.org profile] Traincat
In Uncanny Avengers #20, the Red Skull, using Johnny as a psychic puppet, taunted Spider-Man by saying he'd kill Johnny in front of Peter, and it was the most beautiful panel in the whole entire world. Peter and Johnny in the aftermath. Oh boys.

~*~
unfitforsociety: (petunias)
2017-03-31 09:54 am
Entry tags:

this is high-rise living for a joke like me

Harry Potter

the brightest witch of her age by [archiveofourown.org profile] dirgewithoutmusic
"I should've been there," said Hermione. "I shouldn't have let that thing get me. I should've been cleverer."

"Cleverer?" Ron scoffed. "Hermione, you get any cleverer and reality would collapse. The sky would fall. Your brains would be too big for you to fit through doors."

Hermione twisted her hands in her lap.

"But seriously," Ron said. "You were there. I mean-- you're the one who figured it out. We wouldn't have been able to do anything without you. And.." He shrugged, looking up at the ceiling. "That's what friends are for, right? We were there, so you were, too. It was all our fight. You know?"
AU where Hermione is the Girl Who Lived. *gross sobbing*

~*~

Life

never thought about love when I thought about home by [archiveofourown.org profile] napricot
"There are a lot of colors of towel here."

"Yeah, there are. White's pretty standard though."

"But it's boring."

"They're towels." Crews blinked at her. "Please just pick a color."

"You don't have a preference?"

"Besides white?" He glared a little. She sighed, and pointed at the green ones. "Green."

"Sage green," corrected Crews. He closely inspected the sage green towels. "These aren't Egyptian cotton though. Do you want Egyptian cotton? It's nicer, fluffier. I like fluffy towels."

"They're towels," said Dani again. "We're in Target. They're all basically the same thing."

This earned her a disappointed look, but he grabbed a stack of the sage green towels and put them in the cart. When they got to the bedding aisle, she pointedly picked the sage green sheets, with a high thread count even, and Crews beamed at her. He disappeared into another aisle, and came back with throw pillows.

"For the couch," he said.

"You didn't have furniture for like, a year. Now you want throw pillows?" Crews nodded. Dani rolled her eyes, but left the throw pillows in the cart.
Perfect trope executed perfectly. 30k words of Crews and Reese undercover married! Oh my heart! <333

~*~
unfitforsociety: (orchids)
2017-02-28 10:05 am
Entry tags:

there's a peacefulness and a rage inside us all

Star Wars

Acts of Service by [archiveofourown.org profile] afrai
He's prepared to tell Chirrut who sent him, but Chirrut doesn't seem interested. When Baze brings it up, Chirrut only says:

"So it wasn't your idea? That's something."

"Don't you want to know whose idea it was?"

"If I tried to keep track of all the people who want me dead, I wouldn't have time for anything else," says Chirrut.

"They'll try again."

Chirrut spreads his hands, looking pious. "All is as the Force wills it. I am only a humble mendicant and fortune-teller. They will forget me when their anger has faded."

He pauses, then adds, "They weren't Imperial?"

"Say that again," says Baze, "and I'll cut off your tongue."
Lovely story from Baze's POV.

Crowning Glory by [archiveofourown.org profile] imaginary_golux
It has become a ritual they both find soothing, here in this new place: something they can rely on to stay the same, when everything else has changed. For Rey, Finn knows, it is a chance to remind herself that she has, at long last, someone who truly cares for her above all other things. For Finn, it is a chance to turn his deadly hands to a task which is only and purely about love.

So every morning, clean and dressed and nearly ready for the day, Rey sits down on the little stool beside the bed and Finn picks up the soft-bristled brush from their nightstand and begins, slowly and gently, to brush her hair.
Soft and lovely slice of domestic Finn/Rey. <3

Dead Languages on Our Tongues (the Day was Bright and Fine) by [archiveofourown.org profile] dharmaavocado
This is so lovely. Baze and Chirrut would make such great dads. <3

for when my chin is on the ground (i pick myself up) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Phosphorescent
Obi-Wan and his bantha friends on Tatooine. Oh heart.

The Gifted Child by [archiveofourown.org profile] AceQueenKing
"It is not such a bad match, Lord Vader and your daughter."

"I - " he sputters, his mask slipping. She raises an eyebrow, an unmistakable cue. A test. He must tread carefully. "I had not thought of that," he says honestly, mentally kicking himself.

Leia looks so very much like her mother.
Vader dances(!!!) with Leia; Bail has palpitations. <3

halcyon days by [archiveofourown.org profile] songstress
Leia ruminates on a happy memory. *sobs*

Hand in Hand by [archiveofourown.org profile] inlovewithnight
"I thought you lived in poverty, monk," he said the first time, touching the edge of the bowl resting in Chirrut's open palms.

"Poverty, yes." Chirrut sipped the soup and hid his smile behind the bowl. "Starvation is not required."

"A flexible religion." Baze's voice was dry and just slightly edged with amusement. "In my experience, that's the best kind."

Chirrut laughed aloud. "We'll get along well, then."
really lovely backstory for Baze/Chirrut.

Pepper and Thyme by [archiveofourown.org profile] ambiguously
Leia learns to cook, and food is an expression of love. Oh my heart.

Philosophers and Fools by [archiveofourown.org profile] xahra99
Chirrut gets arrested and Baze breaks him out of prison. <3

sine qua non by [archiveofourown.org profile] neverfadingrain
AU where they all survive and as the summary says, Baze finds his way back to the Force.

wrong place, wrong time by [archiveofourown.org profile] hellotailor
'You're not a doctor, are you?'

'I'm a monk,' said Chirrut, and patted him on the chest. 'So if you die from your wounds, I'll know what to do with your spirit.'
Adorable story where Baze and Chirrut meet for the first time on an Imperial prison transport ship.

~*~
unfitforsociety: (keys)
2017-02-28 10:01 am
Entry tags:

If I fear I'm losing you it's just no good

Six of Crows

devil side by [archiveofourown.org profile] liminal
Kaz knows he's goading her, sees the anger rise inside her, but he has never had any comfort to offer her, only the cold truth of the way of life they have both chosen, are both inextricably linked to. And it will have to be enough. Inej develops a reputation on the high seas.

take my hand by [archiveofourown.org profile] CoralAcacia
He thought that when she left, he would finally be able to concentrate. But instead he finds himself thinking of her all the time, even when doing the most mundane things. He thinks of Inej when he keeps the books, remembering those afternoons they used to spend together as she fed the crows and laughed to her heart's content and he basked in the glow of her happiness.

He thinks of her when he gets in a tussle, remembers the number of times she counseled him to have mercy. He thinks of her when he walks past the Menagerie, and reminds himself that he cannot burn it down until she is around to see.
Kaz and Inej make small but meaningful progress together. Oh heart.

~*~
unfitforsociety: (pink rubies)
2017-02-28 09:59 am
Entry tags:

We do or die like Bed-Stuy

Avengers

Backup by [archiveofourown.org profile] MollyC
Clint POV on meeting Bucky when Natasha sends him to back up Steve. Aw heart.

~*~

Little Women

strange familiars by [archiveofourown.org profile] arbitrarily
Jo and Laurie reunite in New York. OTP OF OTPS. *happy sigh*

~*~
unfitforsociety: (pink rubies)
2017-01-30 10:20 am
Entry tags:

and bleed the sky and tell the sky

Star Wars

Across the Universe by [archiveofourown.org profile] celeste9
In the midst of her training, Luke takes Rey to several planets and shows her something of the galaxy (and his past). Lovely.

and if I were you, I would never let me go by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lizzen
He knows about Organa's daughter, of course. Princess, senator, now a confirmed traitor; famed for her ethical code and her wit. Some even remark that she is beautiful.

Now he knows that she is brave enough to face him unflinching with lies in her mouth.

The Force hums loudly as he considers that there is something impressive about her, and that it burns to know she will break under him – everyone does, after all.
Vader considers Leia during their various encounters. *high pitched squeeing noises*

been living a lonely life by [archiveofourown.org profile] celeste9
Finn thinks if all three of them ever got to be in the same space together at the same time, they might have something. Adorably matter-of-fact Finn/Rey/Poe.

Bodhi's Stars by [archiveofourown.org profile] Vera_DragonMuse
"I believe in that," he gestured to it all. "That it will all still be here. Forever."

"The light of those stars may already be dead," Galen turned to him, hooded eyes burning cold. "What about civilizations? What about all of us? What will the Empire make of us?"

He sucked in a breath, the factory crumbled and a faceless entity never even apologized. Three thousands souls that breathed in and never breathed out again with no more fanfare than a tiny broken piston.

"I don't know," he said again, but this time he met Galen's eyes. "But I don't want to help make it happen anymore."
Tender, heartbreaking look at Bodhi.

The Borderlines We Drew Between Us by [archiveofourown.org profile] celeste9
Poe pines obliviously until Finn and Rey finally clue him in. Lovely.

Death in the Time of the Empire by [archiveofourown.org profile] Deputychairman
He tried not to dwell on it later, but a man has to look his own choices in the eye. You can't pretend when you take a life, especially not to yourself. Sharp, heartbreaking look at Cassian Andor.

Each Is But One by [archiveofourown.org profile] Medie
Everyone lives AU where Chirrut and Baze are rescued by secret Jedi. Very cute.

encircling yavin by [archiveofourown.org profile] yunmin
Lovely look at Wedge Antilles.

Faces by [archiveofourown.org profile] stereobone
"Do you feel it?" Chirrut asks.

The softness of his voice makes Baze shudder. He thinks that maybe he does, or maybe he wants to, for Chirrut. When Baze opens his eyes, Chirrut is very close to him. It doesn't surprise him at all when Chirrut kisses him. Baze's eyes flutter closed again, then open when Chirrut pulls away.

"Was that the Force?" Baze asks. His voice comes out cracked and heavy.

"That was me," Chirrut says, and kisses him again.
Melacholy, heartbreaking Baze/Chirrut, from Baze's POV.

the fine line between recruiting and kidnapping by [archiveofourown.org profile] Gunmetal_Crown
Reprogramming, making new friends, and committing high treason--K-2SO has had a strange day. Perfect little snippet about Kaytoo's reprogramming.

firefly by [archiveofourown.org profile] peradi
(Can droids die he had said to Poe and Poe had said well I suppose everything can die and BB-8 had said but what happens when -- and Pilot-Pava had said what a curious droid and BB-8 buzzed at her Poe reprogrammed me and taught me to think and and Poe's gentle hand on his shell, and droids aren't meant to be calmed by physical contact and yet -- ) *sobs* So many droid feels.

Grant Me This by [archiveofourown.org profile] predilection
AU in which Leia is undercover as an Imperial officer, and Han is her Alliance contact. Lovely.

hold onto me (i'm a little unsteady) by [archiveofourown.org profile] truthtakestime
Rey breaks down. It's kind of an accident.

The General is there to comfort her.
*sobs*

hope lives on by [archiveofourown.org profile] peradi
Bodhi dies. This is what happens afterwards. Or: Bodhi becomes the patron saint of the Resistance. *sniffle*

in the aeroplane over the sea by [archiveofourown.org profile] quadrille
Brief flashes of the Rogue One crew during the movie.

It's Just Gravitational, We Are Unstoppable by [archiveofourown.org profile] jannika
Sweet, lovely Finn/Rey/Poe.

The Last Poem of Jedha by [archiveofourown.org profile] schweinsty
Really beautiful story about Bodhi Rook and love and grief.

Leia Organa: A Critical Obituary – you're always being judged by Malcolm Sheppard
Leia Organa, the politician and revolutionary who led the defeat of the Galactic Empire, died after a short illness. She was 60 years old. Hers was a life laced with controversy concerning everything from her tactics to her very ancestry, but her intelligence, commitment to the Republican cause, and place at the heart of the Rebellion, and later the Resistance against Neo-Imperialism, remains the indisputable core of her legacy.

let your good heart lead you home by [archiveofourown.org profile] salvage
Really lovely Baze/Chirrut.

Levelling Up by [archiveofourown.org profile] Siria
Leia makes Finn an offer. *sobs* This is so lovely.

A Little Thing, and Light by [archiveofourown.org profile] sheffiesharpe
Thoughtful, delicate story of how Bodhi Rook comes to be in Galen Erso's trust.

Obi-Wan and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad (Life) Day by [archiveofourown.org profile] wreckageofstars
Obi-Wan's birthdays tend to be terrible, and this one is no exception. Funny and melancholy.

the possibility of response by [archiveofourown.org profile] goddesspharo
Bodhi and Jyn mourn Galen together. Oh my heart.

Potent by [archiveofourown.org profile] Siria
Leia teases a hungover Han. Adorable.

Remains by [archiveofourown.org profile] Basingstoke
Beautiful melancholy Baze/Chirrut.

They Have Taken Photographs of Our Footprints in the Dust by [archiveofourown.org profile] dharmaavocado
"Hush," Chirrut murmured against his mouth.

"I am not the one talking."

"I can hear your thoughts." Chirrut's fingers slipped beneath his collar. "Be here with me."

"When have I ever been anywhere else?" Baze asked, and kissed the answer from Chirrut's mouth.
Chirrut likes to tell stories about how he and Baze got married. *sobs*

you are my single silence by [archiveofourown.org profile] amillionsmiles
"You can cut a man's legs from under him. That does not mean he kneels," contemplates Chirrut.

"Save your wisdom for a book," replies Baze.

"That's why I'm telling you. Write this down," Chirrut says imperiously, and Baze chuckles, a dry, comforting rasp in his ears.

Faith, Chirrut thinks, is a bit like sand. In small handfuls, it seems barely anything—but gather enough of it, and you could build yourself a beach, an island. A place to stand.
*sobs*

~*~
unfitforsociety: (pink clock)
2017-01-30 10:16 am

i always try, i always miss

Avengers

ready, able by [archiveofourown.org profile] circulation
In this story, Sam comes up with the best description of his relationship with Bucky, i.e., grumpy, and centered on beating up HYDRA agents together, so I won't spoil that for you, but hee! I enjoyed it a lot.

Teach What You Know by [archiveofourown.org profile] SharpestScalpel
In which Bucky signs up to teach a self-defense class. Oh heart.

til human voices wake us by [archiveofourown.org profile] Sholio
Soft and lovely story of Steve and Natasha being there when Bucky comes out of cryo in Wakanda.

War Dogs by [archiveofourown.org profile] gwyneth
Bucky's good with dogs. Oh heart.

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unfitforsociety: pearls (string of pearls)
2017-01-30 10:13 am
Entry tags:

we're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year

DCU

La Belle et la Bête by [archiveofourown.org profile] Unpretty
Bruce gets hit with a curse and calls on Diana to help him break it. Hee!

Office Meeting by [archiveofourown.org profile] Unpretty
When Harley and Ivy pay Bruce Wayne a visit, he has to deal without giving his secret identity away. Hee!

to see me through by [archiveofourown.org profile] Windmire
Dick gets into some trouble and Jason comes to the rescue. Aw batboys.

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unfitforsociety: (petunias)
2017-01-30 10:10 am

let your lion heart cleave the waves

Crossovers

Rivers of London/Discworld

Rivers of Ankh-Morpork by [archiveofourown.org profile] melannen
Hilariously in character Rivers of London/Discworld crossover. Oh Peter. It's a good thing he's pretty unflappable.

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Harry Potter

Hogwarts, to welcome you home by [archiveofourown.org profile] FaceChanger
Really lovely AU where Harry comes back to Hogwarts as the DADA professor and finds some contentment for himself.

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unfitforsociety: pearls (string of pearls)
2017-01-02 01:25 pm

Of open seas and ways of life we've forgotten

The Thin Man

the thin man's bride by [archiveofourown.org profile] betony
"Oh, no, I never drink before noon. I expect I haven't your...robust constitution."

"Nonsense," said Nick, handing him a glass of whiskey anyhow. "All you need is an amendment or two and that'll sort it right out. Here. Now, what brings you here to see Nora?"
Witty, fun case fic where Nora has to sort out a blackmailer. I enjoyed this a lot.

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A Year and a Day in Old Theradane

The Library of Hazar by [archiveofourown.org profile] BethWinter
"I’m the Duchess Unseen! I stole the sound of the sunrise and the tears of a shark. I borrowed a book from the library of Hazar and didn’t return it."

So how did that go, exactly?
Wonderfully in tune with both the setting and the characters of the short story.

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unfitforsociety: (fractal swirls)
2017-01-02 01:20 pm

And he swore that he'll never, never do it again

Stranger Things

count every beautiful thing we can see by [archiveofourown.org profile] hardlygolden
When she comes back the next week, there's a new book waiting for her, and a torch. She mentally congratulates Hopper for balancing sentimentality with practicality. The batteries won't last, not for ever but she uses them to finish the last of the book in the dark.

The note this time says: They miss you too.

Something howls in the distance, and she burrows closer into the tree roots in which she's hiding as she keeps reading about Neverland and Peter, a boy who never wanted to grow up living in a place he never needed to.

The Lost Boys are her favourite.
Eleven and Hopper contrive her way back from the Upside Down. Lovely.

objects in the mirror by [archiveofourown.org profile] Snickfic
Jonathan has no fucking idea why Nancy and Steve gave him the Nikon. He doesn't know why they're so insistent on seeing the pictures he takes, either. Lovely.

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unfitforsociety: (amethyst)
2017-01-02 01:15 pm
Entry tags:

it leads you here despite your destination

Six of Crows

Her Heart Is a River by [archiveofourown.org profile] angelan
Inej and Kaz have an adventure at sea. I enjoyed this a lot.

ebb and flood by [archiveofourown.org profile] arbitrarily
You climb up, but if you fall, the Barrel will be waiting. The Barrel was there to break you. She had been bound to the ground for three weeks following, nursing a limp that looked like a mummer’s mockery of Kaz’s. She did stretches in her small room, all but climbed the walls. It wasn’t fear that she had felt, being trapped in the Slat, the Barrel, the Dregs (with Kaz), but a restlessness. A hum that settled in her bones, electric and pulsing, that made her fingers and her toes twitch.

This is what she learned, trapped: never let a thing break you here. Never let a thing hold you down and keep you.
Inej returns to Ketterdam. Sharp and melancholy.

Sail Upon the Land by [archiveofourown.org profile] innie
Lovely story in which Inej reunites with the people she loves upon returning to Ketterdeam. ♥

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unfitforsociety: (relaxed)
2017-01-02 01:11 pm
Entry tags:

there's no heat in this winter sun

Ocean's Eleven

The High Life by [archiveofourown.org profile] Destina
"Maybe we need a break," Rusty said, his voice muffled by the pillow.

"I had one. Eighteen months in the federal pen," Danny answered.

"That's not a break, that's appropriate sanctions." Rusty cracked open an eye and peered at him. "When I wake up, we are getting a map. And then we're taking a drive."
<333

Notes of Oak, Cherry, Boredom and Bullshit by [archiveofourown.org profile] merriman
Danny and Rusty are on vacation. Whatever will they do not to get bored? Oh heart.

thieves at heart by [archiveofourown.org profile] enkiduu
Danny and Rusty. Their names are always said together and Rusty knows that's how it'll always be. They're partners.

Not in the way he wants, and he feels bad for wanting more, wanting what Danny can't give. It doesn't change the way Rusty feels, but the way he feels doesn't change the way things are, either.

Apparently Rusty's not as good at reading Danny as he thought.
Danny and Rusty through the years. <3

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unfitforsociety: (pink rubies)
2017-01-02 01:08 pm

it's hard to eat when everything's sweet

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Therefore is Winged Cupid Painted Blind by [archiveofourown.org profile] whetherwoman
Phryne is roofied and Jack talks her through it, and then they have to deal with the awkward aftermath. Nicely done.

To Begin With by [archiveofourown.org profile] riverlight
Jack helps Phryne out with her period cramps. Quiet and clever and suffused with tenderness. Lovely!

What Brings Us Together by [archiveofourown.org profile] often_adamanta
Really lovely look at Phryne and her relationships.

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unfitforsociety: (pink clock)
2017-01-02 01:05 pm

she's so glad she's telling all the world

Luke Cage

The Night Nurse by [archiveofourown.org profile] igrockspock
Really fantastic look at Claire post-show, and how she becomes the Night Nurse. ♥CLAIRE♥

We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For by [archiveofourown.org profile] freneticfloetry
Claire Temple and lessons on heroism, and the ladies of the MCU.

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Spider-Man/Fantastic 4

hang a shining star upon the highest bough by [archiveofourown.org profile] timeladyromana
Peter and Johnny through the years. Oh heart.

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