unfitforsociety: (amethyst)
2017-07-31 10:45 am

there is a girl without a dream

Avengers

And Shadows Will Fall Behind by [archiveofourown.org profile] leveragehunters
AU where Steve is born in the modern era and never becomes Captain America, but Bucky still became the Winter Soldier. They meet and fall in love after Bucky breaks his programming. Lovely.

Better Than To Bend by [archiveofourown.org profile] silentwalrus
Bucky and Peggy come to an arrangement about Steve. Hot and funny.

Lay Your Shoulders to the Wheel by [archiveofourown.org profile] galwednesday
Prequel to "No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Pine" (previously recced), in which Bucky rescues Wanda and Pietro from HYDRA. Aw, Bucky instinctively being a good big brother even with his memories still hazy is so great.

Non-Prophet Organisation by [archiveofourown.org profile] leveragehunters
When a PhD student accidentally uncovers a plot to summon a demon and destroy the world, Captain America is the only one she can get to listen to her. Steve, Sam and Bucky will fly half-way around the globe to investigate, but can they get there in time to stop the ritual and save the world?

(All signs point to yes as an answer to at least one of those questions.)
Hee! This is hilarious. And it also has an equally funny sequel: Herd of Goats?

An Oblique Approach by [archiveofourown.org profile] Gray_Cardinal
"Oh, Tony. Trust me, the very last thing I want to do is go out and shoot fire at things with stupid numbers of people watching. Also, I'm pretty sure 'Human Torch' is trademarked already."

Tony sighed theatrically. "I get it," he said. "But trust me, you don't know what you're missing."
Tony fixes Extremis for Pepper, and it gives her a whole other suite of superpowers. Hee!

this has been a public service announcement by [archiveofourown.org profile] Nokomis
Peter finally gets to hang out with the Avengers after a fight with aliens and lets slip about Cap's PSAs. Hilarity ensues. (this is an apparently ongoing series with 2 complete stories so far.)

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Captain America/Wonder Woman

I Can Save Today, You Can Save the World by [archiveofourown.org profile] follow_the_sun
Diana Prince leaves a legacy. *sobs* This is lovely.

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unfitforsociety: pearls (string of pearls)
2017-07-31 10:40 am
Entry tags:

you say stop and I say go go go

DCU

heavy on the heart by [archiveofourown.org profile] evanescent
In which Cass decides to get to know her brother and Jason is reluctantly willing to be known. Oh heart.

just a perfect blendship by [archiveofourown.org profile] topaz
Diana comes to Etta with an invitation, after the war is over. Oh heart.

Nests and Cages by [archiveofourown.org profile] LanternWisp & [archiveofourown.org profile] Lysical
Jason slowly works his way through his stuff and back into the family, with emphasis on his relationships with Cass and Steph. ♥♥♥ Hilarious and heart-clenchy. (This is a series with 7 stories currently - while the series is still in progress, 6 of the stories so far are complete.)

she painted her cheeks with blood by [archiveofourown.org profile] lorata
Hippolyta pretends she is nothing but a doting mother now, that the milk of war has soured on her lips. It is a lie of course but she wears it well, even if Antiope sees her lips thin when Diana looks at her puzzled disappointment. Antiope could pretend, she could file down her rough edges, put on a covering of velvet and make herself a soft child's toy, but — no. No, Antiope loves Diana with a fire that only battle has ever matched, but she will not fold herself small, make herself smooth and palatable like cutting off the crusts from a piece of bread or plucking out the bones from a fish so that Diana can swallow her safely.

Her niece will take her as she is, and will not choke, whether Hippolyta likes it or not.
This is beautifully written.

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unfitforsociety: (fractal swirls)
2017-07-31 10:39 am
Entry tags:

tonight i'll walk on water, tonight i'll leap through flame

Star Wars

The Best Dressed Lie by [archiveofourown.org profile] igrockspock
No one in the galaxy could be more different from her mother than Han Solo -- but here he was, giving her exactly the same advice. Two people who wanted a child gave her a home. Before they died, the taught her that family didn't have to be defined by blood. Han was right; that was as much as she needed to know. Bail and Breha try to keep Leia's parentage from being discovered. Leia has a hard time with that.

Entail by [archiveofourown.org profile] domarzione
Leia grapples with Anakin Skywalker's legacy. Oh heart.

A Man of Honour by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lotusflower85
Lando's thoughts during his first meeting with Luke after everything that happened at Bespin. Oh Lando.

The Sound of History Beginning by [archiveofourown.org profile] antediluvian
"There is nothing," Baze said, "that would induce me to get into that water."

"They are not dangerous," Chirrut told him. "They are beautiful ."

Baze regarded him with a heavy, thoughtful gaze. The sharks swarmed around Chirrut's legs, their bodies seething, elegant shadows under the ripple of clear water. They curved around him, tested the billow of his robes beneath the water with their curious mouths. Chirrut stretched a hand out towards Baze in invitation, his palm upturned, his damp sleeve spilling like ink away from the bare curve of his wrist.

"Beautiful things can be dangerous too," Baze said, for the sake of the sudden pleased curl to Chirrut's sharp mouth.
Lovely alternate ending for Rogue One.

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unfitforsociety: (petunias)
2017-07-31 10:35 am
Entry tags:

If I don't fall apart, will the memories stay clear?

Harry Potter

Geometry of the Impossible by [archiveofourown.org profile] Aria
"Prongs," Remus said, on their way back up to Gryffindor Tower, both he and James carefully carrying a near-overflowing mug of cocoa in each hand, "I -- thank you."

"What for?" James asked, in genuine surprise. They stopped at the bottom of a staircase, waiting patiently for it to swing around to the direction they wanted to go. Remus found that James was looking at him closely. "Remus, you do know we do all these daft things because we love you."

Coming from Lily or Sirius, such a sentiment would have been definitely overwhelming and possibly mortifying. James said it the way he said We're going to win the Cup this year or We've decided to become Animagi, the way he said everything, with cheerful confidence that the world was going to bend around his whim. James Potter here declares that the last week of Remus's life wasn't a fever dream or a favor, but something natural, and Remus's due. Remus blushed fiercely and stared down at the froth of whipped cream in one of the mugs. "That's why I'm thanking you," he managed.
Relationships are complicated, especially when you're a teenager, so it's great that Lily and Sirius are brilliant enough to figure things out. <333

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unfitforsociety: (amethyst)
2017-06-30 10:00 am
Entry tags:

so if I fell I would fall right in

DCU

errant heat to the star by [archiveofourown.org profile] middlecyclone
Lovely Steve POV on his relationship with Diana.

in the hearts of humankind by [archiveofourown.org profile] Shadaras
Nice look at Diana's thoughts during a defining moment for her.

oiorpata by [archiveofourown.org profile] Siria
Antiope and Hippolyta on their first day on Themyscira.

periodic by [archiveofourown.org profile] nex_et_nox
In which the Batkids actually act like siblings. Oh heart.

pester by [archiveofourown.org profile] nex_et_nox
The Wayne family is hosting a gala in honor of the birthday of Cassandra Cain, who would really like it if all her brothers were there. Oh heart.

The Night Cannot Be Trusted by [archiveofourown.org profile] PsiCygni
Diana's time with Steve is all too short. Lovely. Spoilers, obviously.

try to praise the mutilated world by [archiveofourown.org profile] singlecrow
Diana, a hundred years and change. I'm not crying you're crying.

who has not repaid his debt by [archiveofourown.org profile] HopeNight
Diana visits Steve's family. *sobs*

Working My Way Back to You by [archiveofourown.org profile] cirnellie
Steve doesn't die in the explosion and he works his way back to Diana. Lovely.

you don't survive history (history survives you) by [archiveofourown.org profile] QueenWithABeeThrone
In which Steve Trevor doesn't die and is instead picked up by an evil agency and used as an assassin for decades before he runs into Diana again. Or, the melancholy reunion after that. <3

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unfitforsociety: (pink clock)
2017-06-30 09:54 am

Let's you and me take the gloves off darlin'

Avengers

The Assassin by [archiveofourown.org profile] Amerna
In which Pepper meets the Winter Soldier, long before Project Insight. Nicely done.

Save my life and I’ll save yours by [archiveofourown.org profile] Elendrien & [archiveofourown.org profile] gwyneth
They touched each other with hands that knew every contour and angle, even after all these years, all these lifetimes in between; kissed like they’d never forgotten the taste of the other’s mouth. And Bucky almost forgot what a brutal ruin of a human being he was when he saw Steve’s luminous smile as he drew back, pressing a thumb to Bucky’s lower lip. Lovely AU of Civil War where Bucky gets some time to recover and the plot makes more sense.

~*~

Crossovers

Wonder Woman/Captain America

We Happy Few by [archiveofourown.org profile] thedeadparrot
They meet, as is fitting, on a battlefield. Icy cold, covered in snow, a tundra empty of all life except for a partially buried HYDRA base. Soldiers dressed all in white spill out from the base, weapons in hand. Captain America and Wonder Woman! Crossover OTP! This is lovely.

~*~
unfitforsociety: (keys)
2017-06-30 09:48 am
Entry tags:

you were not mine to save

Star Wars

A journey of a thousand miles by [archiveofourown.org profile] greyathena
Long, sweet slow burn for Han and Leia, covering the OT era (especially the years between ANH and ESB).

the power of a name by [archiveofourown.org profile] todreaminscarlet
How Leia and Han chose their son's name. Lovely.

Squad Goals by [archiveofourown.org profile] Elenothar
Five times Poe saves one of his squad and one time they save him. Exactly what it says on the tin. Aw heart.

Three People Who Knew But Never Told by [archiveofourown.org profile] LurkingCrow
Exactly what it says on the tin - three people who figure out who Luke's mother must be. Lovely. (Needs spaces inserted between some paragraphs but I liked it enough to read it anyway)

Weathering the Calm After the Storm by [archiveofourown.org profile] Amilyn
Leia, and Luke, after the second Death Star is destroyed. Lovely.

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unfitforsociety: (coins)
2017-06-30 09:46 am

Though I usually would run with rack and ruin

Divine Cities

City of Futures by [archiveofourown.org profile] NightsMistress
Five years after Shara's death, someone is working miracles in her name. Mulaghesh investigates.

~*~

The Raven Cycle

One of These Days by [archiveofourown.org profile] aknightley
"It's really tragic that he's saddled you with such a cliche nickname, Blue," Henry told her seriously. "I think he did it on purpose. Dick and Jane. What a poet." Gansey reached over and shoved the side of Henry's head without looking away from the road. "Ow! Richard, please." Henry's POV on the post-graduation Blue/Gansey/Cheng roadtrip. Quiet and lovely and occasionally hilarious.

~*~
unfitforsociety: aquamarine necklace (aquamarine)
2017-05-30 11:47 am
Entry tags:

still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest

Star Wars

Back From the Future: Episode VI The Clone Wars by [archiveofourown.org profile] Ariel_Sojourner
Luke and Vader travel back in time to the Clone Wars era and end up fixing everything. all the things! <3

Fast, Thorough, and Sharp as a Tack by [archiveofourown.org profile] igrockspock
"No, seriously, Princess. This would be a lot easier for both of us if you'd get the chip off your shoulder."

And what sort of help do you imagine I need from you? Leia bit back the tart reply. Her mother would say she was being snotty. Because she was be snotty, and prickly, and defensive -- all her character flaws, wrapped up in one neat package.

"What sort of help do you have in mind?" she managed. Not civil, exactly, but she could do worse. Had done worse. Many times.

Han shrugged. "I don't know. Whatever you need."
Han and Leia in the early days after Yavin. Oh my heart.

The Boy from the Stars by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lefaym
Beru has spent enough time with her sister's children to know that some babies are difficult. But the way Luke cries isn't the same as the others she's known. He doesn't scream loud enough to pierce her eardrums, he doesn't rage or whine when he is hungry or his diaper needs changing. The med-droid at Anchorhead says he is in perfect health. But still, Luke cries on and on with tiny, heartbreaking sobs.

"What could he possibly want?" Owen asks her one morning, his voice heavy with frustration.

"I don't know," Beru says, because she thinks that Owen will scoff if she suggests that Luke is grieving. He would be right, too, Beru thinks -- how could an infant barely a month old be aware of all that he has lost?
Lovely look at Beru during Luke's infancy.

Got a lot of fight left in me by [archiveofourown.org profile] silveronthetree
"Do you ever meditate?"

"Not really," she says. She's always preferred to be active, that sort of concentrated reflection isn't for her.

"You are very like your father," Kenobi says. People frequently compare her to Bail, and Leia feels a warm glow every time it happens, but this doesn't quite feel like a compliment and Leia frowns. "Meditation can help you," he says.
Leia accompanies the droids to the surface of Tatooine and meets Ben Kenobi, and his young friend, Luke. Aw heart.

How the Other Half Lives by [archiveofourown.org profile] aradian_nights
Thoughtful, enjoyable AU series where Luke is raised as Prince of Alderaan and Leia is living on Tatooine with the Larses. Six complete stories so far (and one in progress covering the events of ANH). Does some really interesting things with Leia, especially.

in tongues and quiet sighs by [archiveofourown.org profile] anghraine
Leia and Cassian and the way common language ties people together. Lovely.

Minor Repairs by [archiveofourown.org profile] celeste9
Poe and BB-8 have a conversation. Oh heart.

The New Guy by [archiveofourown.org profile] ambiguously
There's a long moment, and later Ezra knows it's a moment where he could have given in to sorrows and angers he's been carrying since he was seven years old. But he can sense the Force in Luke, can sense it like a beacon. He sees the honest, worried confusion on his open face and in his clear eyes. He's not a Sith or another servant of the Dark Side. He's a lonely kid who lost his family and got a lucky shot at the Death Star. Ezra doesn't think much of the Rebellion's new hero, but then he gets to know him a little. Oh boys.

raise a glass to the four of us by [archiveofourown.org profile] rain_sleet_snow
The Resistance honors its dead. Lovely.

Strong Loyalty Subprogram by [archiveofourown.org profile] wordslinging
That time BB-8 saved Poe from space pirates. ADORABLE.

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unfitforsociety: (pink clock)
2017-05-30 11:42 am

I'm paralyzed and collared tight

Avengers

between everything, yourself, and home by [archiveofourown.org profile] napricot
Steve laughs, and—miracle he had scarcely dared to pray for—Bucky does too, a brief but bright burst of sound that Steve hasn't heard in decades. If he could have, he'd have cupped the sound in his palms like sweet water from a well, he'd have swallowed it down as if he were dying of thirst. Instead he turns his face into Bucky's shoulder to hide the sting of sudden tears, and Bucky brings his metal hand up to cup Steve's head, thumb stroking briefly across the line of his jaw. The shaky breath Bucky lets out says Steve's not the only one abruptly affected.

Steve's heart beats faster, too much gratitude and love to fill its four chambers. Bucky's heart is as steady as ever, the metronome by which Steve has measured his life, and Steve tries to match it again.
Exquisitely lovely recovery for Bucky (and Steve too), with lots and lots of delicious pining. (Peggy is mentioned but oddly absent otherwise.)

Cards Against Certain Avengers by [archiveofourown.org profile] somehowunbroken
The Avengers play Cards Against Humanity, and nobody expects Steve to be as good at it as he is. Hee!

only seeing myself (when i'm looking up at you) by [archiveofourown.org profile] notcaycepollard
Very hot Steve/Natasha.

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Captain America/Star Wars

A Long Way From Brooklyn by [archiveofourown.org profile] celeste9
Bucky somehow ends up in a First Order cell. Luckily, Poe and Finn are locked up next door. Oh heart.

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unfitforsociety: (relaxed)
2017-05-30 11:38 am

but i been thinking, i got my reasons

Spider-Man/Fantastic 4

All That We Were by [archiveofourown.org profile] paramountie
Peter and Johnny wake up married and it's freaking them out. Johnny pines so deliciously *sniffle*

The Soul of Love by [archiveofourown.org profile] Traincat
Peter was different than Johnny had imagined he'd be, with them together, whenever Johnny had guiltily let himself imagine it. He was goofy. A little ridiculous. Stupidly romantic. It had been so long since Johnny had had this, and never with the sheer intensity Peter poured into it.

Johnny didn't know why he was surprised; everything about Peter was like someone had turned the knob up to eleven. All the complaining he did as Peter pulled him to his feet was a bad cover for how much he loved it.
Wistfully sweet Johnny/Peter.

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unfitforsociety: (petunias)
2017-05-30 11:33 am

close your eyes and bow your head

Cormoran Strike

Tokens of Affection by [archiveofourown.org profile] sprl1199
Strike and Robin exchange Christmas gifts. Lovely.

~*~

Firefly

Good Luck Charms by [archiveofourown.org profile] Nary
Wistfully sweet Wash/Zoe backstory.

~*~

Harry Potter

Where the Air is Rarefied by [archiveofourown.org profile] thirty2flavors
"I could teach you."

Startled, Lily blinked. "What?"

"To fly. I could teach you how to fly. Properly, I mean, not that rubbish from first year."

She sat back in her seat, sighing. She'd known he wouldn't understand — after all, wasn't he one of the very purebloods she'd described? — but still it stung. "That's… that's not really the point, Potter."

"I know," he said, seriously enough that she believed him. "But I can't fix those other things. I can teach you how to fly, though."

Immediately she was shaking her head and folding her arms protectively across her chest. "I don't know…"

"You were right before," he went on. "You don't need to know how to fly. There are loads of other ways to get around, and it doesn't mean you're bad at being a witch. But I still think you're missing out, and you shouldn't have to miss out because of something that happened in first year, or because a bunch of inbred idiots want to drag our society back to the Dark Ages." His expression was earnest now, the usual mischievous glint gone from his eyes. "You don't have to do it if you don't want. But if you'd like to learn, I'd like to help. What do you think?"
James takes Lily flying. Oh my heart. <333

~*~

Timeless

Wyatt, Out Of Time by [archiveofourown.org profile] burglebezzlement
Wyatt figures out one way to bring Jessica back. Ouch.

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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.

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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.

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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*

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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*

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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.

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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.

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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*

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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

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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.

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