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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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Cormoran Strike

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

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Firefly

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

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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

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Timeless

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

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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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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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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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Harry Potter

the last son by [archiveofourown.org profile] dirgewithoutmusic
Lovely AU where Ron is the Boy Who Lived. Some things change, and some things stay the same.

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Star Trek Reboot

Find It And Keep It by [archiveofourown.org profile] shinyjenni
The crew throws Jaylah a party before they leave and she starts at the Academy. *sniffle* Oh my heart.

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Harry Potter

the girl who lived (again) by [archiveofourown.org profile] dirgewithoutmusic
Really lovely AU in which Harry is trans, which changes things in small but notable ways.

Never Mind the Wrackspurts (The Friendship & Forgiveness Remix) by [archiveofourown.org profile] igrockspock
After her father betrayed Harry to the Death Eaters, Luna isn't certain Ron is still her friend. On the day after Fred's funeral, she reaches out anyway. Oh my heart. ♥LUNA♥! and also ♥Ron♥!

The Transfiguration Incident, Or Pettigrew's Problems by [archiveofourown.org profile] Kyra_Neko_Rei
In which Peter Pettigrew has a very bad day, and everybody learns not to fuck with Minerva McGonagall. <3

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Harry Potter

Sunshine in My Eyes by [archiveofourown.org profile] monroeslittle
"Why are they always here?" she demanded. She stomped to the basket, tossing in the clothes she'd collected. "They don't actually live here. Emmeline is staying with us because she doesn't want to be alone right now." She began to make the bed, yanking up the sheets. "They aren't alone. They don't need to be at my house every fucking day! They don't need to be a part of my marriage! I'm married to you! I'm not married to them!"

He hesitated.

"James!"

"I mean, you're a little married to them!"

"Well, I'm not having a baby with them!" she yelled. "I'm having a baby with you!" She stared at him, panting. "I'm having a baby, James." She sank onto the edge of the bed. "I'm having a baby. I'm twenty years old, and fighting in a war, and I'm having a baby."

He sat beside her.

"What are we going to do?" she asked, deflated.
AU where Lily and Petunia are raised by McGonagall, and Lily and James are childhood BFF before Hogwarts. Really good, long compelling read from Lily's POV that made me laugh and cry. (nb: some Americanisms? Also, some non-canon nicknames that I personally find grating.)

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The Raven Cycle

we built this city by [archiveofourown.org profile] Fahye
Spectacularly gorgeous post-TRK story in which Henry Cheng helps Gansey find his purpose while finding his own place with Blue and Gansey and the gang.

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DCU

The Different Hugs of Dick Grayson by [archiveofourown.org profile] hawkstout
Because Dick hugs are the best hugs. Oh heart.

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Harry Potter

loony: in defense of luna lovegood by [archiveofourown.org profile] dirgewithoutmusic
This is a really lovely, meditative story about Luna that punches you in the gut just before the end. *sobs*

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Crossovers

Thor/Harry Potter

intelligence is surest by [archiveofourown.org profile] Tyleet
A tiny yet excellent morsel of Jane Foster as a Hogwarts student. (first person POV)

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Harry Potter

73 Aberdeen by [archiveofourown.org profile] noharlembeat
AU in which Sirius is sorted into Slytherin and everything is different, except for the things that are the same, like the fact that he and Remus are still stupidly, tragically in love and it doesn't end well at all. *sobs*

Let Nothing You Dismay by [archiveofourown.org profile] montparnasse
On the way out, one hand on the doorknob and a paper bag for Remus in the other, he realizes just how often he's done this, newspapers and chocolate and healing spells murmured in the shrill glass shards of countless dawns, how many times his feet have taken him, automatically, through these same streets, the same doors, led him, always, to Remus. Outside, in the yellow sweep of the sun, Sirius can feel his heart beating with something almost tangible, flooding him like knowledge: a word, a word, a word.

Oh, he thinks, a mouth like thunder. Oh. There are names for this.

There are names for this.
Achingly beautiful Sirius/Remus set over Christmas, 1979.

That Old Black Magic by [archiveofourown.org profile] fallovermelikestars
AU in which Remus doesn't attend Hogwarts until he's 16, and he immediately falls for Sirius Black. Oh heart. (Some anachronisms, but I enjoyed it anyway)

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The Raven Cycle

What Goes Around (Comes Around) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Isis
Interesting take on what might happen when the kids find Glendower, and then the aftermath, with a lovely Ronan/Adam/Blue relationship at the heart of it.

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Discworld

Short Street to Kicklebury by [archiveofourown.org profile] notbecauseofvictories
There was an Understanding.

The Understanding was: Her Grace, Lady Sybil Deidre Olgivanna Ramkin, had, on the twelfth of May, married Captain Samantha Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork Watch. It was a very lovely ceremony. There had been cake.

Oh my heart. this is wonderful!

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Harry Potter

da mi basia mille by [archiveofourown.org profile] scioscribe
Their last Valentine's Day at Hogwarts, Sirius gives Remus a gift that keeps giving. *sobs*

Unified Theory by [archiveofourown.org profile] montparnasse
Stunning and exquisite Remus/Sirius.

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Brooklyn Nine Nine

Think Once, Think Twice by [archiveofourown.org profile] Fahye
Absolutely wonderfully in character, sweet and hilarious story of Jake and Amy waking up married and deciding to make a bet out of it. And then, oh no, ~feelings. <333

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Harry Potter

Ocean Above & Sky Below by [archiveofourown.org profile] grandilloquism
Quiet, tender Sirius/Remus set in an AU where there is no war with Voldemort, so Sirius gets to grow up and Remus gets to be by his side.

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Star Wars

What the Years Hath Wrought by [archiveofourown.org profile] Suzelle
Obi-Wan visits Bail Organa and 5yo Leia. Lovely.

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Harry Potter

Advent by [archiveofourown.org profile] coyotesuspect
Lovely Marauder era James/Lily and Remus/Sirius, featuring student organizer Lily and co-conspirator James.

the time has come (let us be brave) by [archiveofourown.org profile] misandrywitch
In which Lily places a bet, does some investigating, gets in a fight, fixes a broken nose and learns a few things about her friends, that idiot James Potter, and herself. Three very complicated weeks towards the end of the year, because that's the only time anything actually happens at Hogwarts right? I really enjoyed this.

Three Card Monte by [archiveofourown.org profile] enjambament
Really interesting HP/O11 fusion, with Sirius and Remus as Danny and Rusty.

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Harry Potter

Misunderstood, That's All by [archiveofourown.org profile] Elisif
Remus takes tea with Hagrid during his first year at Hogwarts. Oh my heart. Precious babies! *sobs*

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Mad Max: Fury Road

Witnessed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Yahtzee
The Wives watch Max with Furiosa and learn a little about consensual sex. Lovely.

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Discworld

And A Hardboiled Egg by [archiveofourown.org profile] icarus_chained
Excellent character study of Vetinari.

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Elementary

The Case of the Bohemian Box Turtle by [archiveofourown.org profile] Siria
Joan makes a discovery about Clyde. Adorable. I could totally see the show doing this.

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Harry Potter

Food of Love by [archiveofourown.org profile] toujours_nigel
Sirius tries to seduce Remus via The Twelve Days of Christmas. Remus is baffled. This is adorable.

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The Losers

Let Me Show You, Baby, I'm a Talented Boy by [archiveofourown.org profile] innie
10k of Jensen pining for Cougar. Lovely.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The Lobster Tail by [archiveofourown.org profile] shrift
Boyle gestured at the table and his eyes got really big like that time he'd been taking mime lessons. "Jake, you spilled salt. You can't just let it sit there. It's bad luck."

"Whatever, Bad Luck Boyle. I do what I want," Jake said.
This is hilarious, and sounds like it could totally have happened on the show.

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Harry Potter

Achilles at Sea by [archiveofourown.org profile] thistle_verse
Lovely, achy post-war Draco/Hermione road sea trip story.

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Arrow

Oliver and Felicity's High School Reunion by [archiveofourown.org profile] bayloriffic
I really enjoyed this Olicity fake dating story (though I don't believe either of them would have sex without a condom the first time with each other, so that threw me a little *hands*).

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Avatar: Legend of Korra

("Royals!") by [personal profile] lizbee
Lin Beifong is the heir to the Earth Kingdom throne. No one, least of all Lin, is pleased about this. Heh.

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Harry Potter

These Young Lions by [archiveofourown.org profile] enjambament
Sirius goes on the run instead of going to Azkaban, and with some help from Remus he tries to prove his innocence. I enjoyed this a lot.

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Harry Potter

Home by [archiveofourown.org profile] xylodemon
Remus and Sirius live together in a grotty flat after leaving Hogwarts. Oh boys. They have no idea how short their time together will be. *sob*

Lupin's Magical Loaves (Get Your Buns and Alibis Here) by [livejournal.com profile] woldy
"Yes, this is my bakery," Remus said calmly.

The younger Auror frowned at him. "Nobody makes their own bread. People buy it from a shop."

"You're quite right," Remus said cheerfully, gesturing around him as he said, "I run the shop."

Both Aurors looked around suspiciously, taking in the display of bread, buns, and biscuits. Remus wondered what they had expected to find.
Baker!Remus. Oh heart. He and Sirius need to enjoy it while they can. *sob*

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Rivers of London

Coffee Break by [archiveofourown.org profile] Philomytha
Peter and Nightingale walk in on a robbery. Cute story on the theme of crime makes you stupid and also unlucky.

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Avatar: The Legend of Korra

unlock the moon from the tide by [archiveofourown.org profile] psocoptera
Chilling yet believable explanation for why Eska and Desna are the way they are. Which is more than canon has provided. Heed the warnings.

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Harry Potter

For the Same Reason it's So Hard to Find by [archiveofourown.org profile] Laura
"You should have backup, and I'm incredibly good backup."

Remus knows he must have been breathing for the last few minutes, because his vision isn't blacking out or anything, but for the life of him, he doesn't know how. He drops to the floor beside Sirius, with none of the grace Sirius showed earlier. "Padfoot," he says.

"Seriously, really good backup. I can do magic and bite the fuck out of people."

"And that's even before you turn into a dog."
Remus and Sirius during OotP. OTP of OTPs. Oh my heart. *sobs*

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DCU

and after all this time to find we're just like all the rest by [archiveofourown.org profile] irnan
Steph and Jason fight, with repercussions that affect the whole family. Oh my heart.

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Crossovers

Mission Impossible/The Losers

think of me and burn by [archiveofourown.org profile] unfinishedidea
Jane and Aisha, over the years. Hot and melancholy.

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Crossovers

Harry Potter/Avengers

Rise and Join a New Order by [archiveofourown.org profile] igrockspock
Natasha Romanov is the Dark Lord's best assassin...until she's sent to kill the best fighter of the Order of the Phoenix, Clint Barton. Cool Avengers/HP fusion where Natasha gets recruited to the side of the good guys in a slightly different way.

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M*A*S*H

well-behaved women seldom make history by [archiveofourown.org profile] Raven
Right from the very beginning, she resolved to make the best of it. And having resolved to make the best of it, she made the best of cockroaches in the shower and scratching noises inside her tent; she made the best of Hawkeye Pierce and his Groucho Marx impersonations and his frightening disregard for everything and everyone; she made some clear-eyed decisions, her first night in camp, about herself and what she wanted and where she wanted to be, and made the best of Frank Burns. Five times Margaret Houlihan was really proud of herself. This is wonderful. <333

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Rivers of London

Pest Control by [archiveofourown.org profile] Philomytha
Enjoyable case fic set between Rivers of London and Moon over Soho.

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Harry Potter

The Incomplete Art of Cartography by [livejournal.com profile] woldy
Three places that didn't make it onto the Marauders Map. Hogwarts keeps her secrets. This is lovely and thoughtful and really well characterized.

Latte Art by [archiveofourown.org profile] imparfait
Sirius works in a coffee shop with James. Remus is a customer. Oh, my heart. This story is really lovely - melancholy and measured, full of heartbreak and hope and a happy ending. *sniffle* OTP OF OTPS.

A Short Summary of Things That Are James Potter's Fault by [personal profile] xylodemon
Lovely MWPP-era Remus/Sirius with pining!Remus and scheming!James. <3

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Harry Potter

The Great Christmas Biscuit Misunderstanding of 1977 by [livejournal.com profile] xylodemon
In which Sirius just wants a bit of fun, James fancies himself awfully clever, Peter won't be brewing any potions, and Remus would rather not get shouted at by McGonagall again, thank you very much. Adorable first time Sirius/Remus with pining and pranks. <3

Not a Kiss Nor Look Be Lost by [livejournal.com profile] escribo
Lyrical, melancholy first time story set during OotP, full of hope and heartbreak. *sobs*

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Elementary

some observations on the segregation of the queen by [personal profile] siria
There were no new photographs on the wall of her parents' living room because there were no more straight lines in Joan's life. There were days when Joan was terrified of that—scared by the fact that it was hard to look back over the last two years and see how she'd gotten here from there in large part because there seemed to be no difference between the two points. Some days she found it comforting, how she could mark off the weeks only by the cycle of Mondays through Sundays, not by this prestigious fellowship or that foreign trip or by the addition of a new publication to her CV. Sharp look at Joan and how she got where she is now.

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Harry Potter

i see a darkness by [livejournal.com profile] jiggeypokery
"I don't know what that means," he said, again to the flagstones. "To you or me. I don't know whether you'd want me to be that much a part of your life again or not, and frankly I've been too much of a coward to ask. I don't even know..." He trailed off, sighed, and looked into Remus's eyes again. God, Sirius's eyes. "I don't expect anything from you, not at this stage. But there it is."

Remus took a long, slow breath, and let it out again. He waited until he was sure Sirius was done speaking, and then said, "I love you," which was not what he'd expected to say, but it seemed appropriate to the situation once he'd said it. "I always have. I never stopped."

Sirius's hand had gotten pressed across his eyes somewhere in the last three sentences, and he looked wearier than ever. "I'm sorry," he said, with something not entirely unlike a laugh in the middle.
Remus and Sirius, during the last year of the first war and then during OotP. Oh my heart. *sobs*

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DCU

Turning up the Turbo by [livejournal.com profile] runespoor7
Steph wants to drive the Batmobile. Bruce finally lets her. The car's not the only thing that gets revved up. (Steph is still Robin at this point, if that's an issue for you. Also could use a line edit.)

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Harry Potter

shuffle: pair by [livejournal.com profile] geekerypokery
"I'm not your boyfriend, Sirius," Remus said instead, in what he hoped was a very patient and reasonable tone of voice. He turned his attention firmly back to his essay, but not in time to miss Sirius's reeling back, clapping a hand to his chest probably hard enough to bruise.

"You're breaking up with me?" He drew a long wounded, shuddering breath that was almost too convincing. "Fie, Remus! Fie and also alack! I should have known all along that you'd only break my heart."

"You haven't got a heart," Remus told his parchment, another fine line digging its way between his brows. "You have a chunk of coal slag with arteries."

"And you're breaking it!" It was hardly even worth noting that he never missed a beat. Sirius hit all the beats. No beat was safe. He shifted up onto his knees, shuffling even nearer on them, making Remus nearly splotch ink on his face. Not that he wouldn't have deserved it. "Tell me what I can do to make it up to you. I'll leap mountains and trim forests and drink oceans, and, er, eat meadows." Remus's composure finally cracked at this last, though, and the laughter had snorted its way free before he could even think of stopping it; Sirius bounced to his feet in victory. "Get my tongue stuck to polar ice caps! Urinate in deserts until they become meadows, then eat them!"

"You ought to be locked up," Remus informed him, through occasional shaking shoulders, with a hand sealed over his eyes. "I mean it. You are gravely ill."

"Only with love for you," Sirius said, and managed to sound so almost solemn enough about it that it dried the laughter in Remus's throat.
Sirius becomes Remus's boyfriend as a drunken joke but Remus wants more. Hilarious and full of achy pining and then kissing. *happy sigh*

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Harry Potter

Firewhiskey and Baked Bean Soup (The Reunion Mix) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Laura
"Merlin's balls, you always were a maudlin drunk," Remus says. It's gentle, though, almost affectionate. Sirius wonders about that. The fondness. If it's for the boy he was or the man he is, or some better possibility of him Remus held onto. At some point, he should ask about it. Might be a bit awkward, he supposes.

"You never did like talking about that stuff," Sirius says, and that's true. Remus was always secretive, always guarded, even if the secrets he was guarding weren't the ones Sirius imagined they were. Maybe they should have that conversation, too.

"You talked enough for both of us on any subject."
Sirius and Remus and those first few days at 12 Grimmauld Place, learning that even though they're both broken, there's still something between them that can grow and heal. Oh, my heart.

For Want of a... (the You Know It's Hard Out There for a Prankster Remix) by [archiveofourown.org profile] xylodemon
"Well, what's this idea of yours, then?"

"Oh, right." James tugged Sirius a bit further down the corridor, stopping beside a statue of Brunhilde the Belligerent. Sirius offered her a polite nod, since she was nine feet tall and armed like a Viking. "Remember that time, with the sneezworts?"

"Which time with the sneezeworts?" Sirius asked. "When Remus, um," he turned to watch Mary MacDonald walk -- no tits, fabulous legs -- and James huffed loudly and smacked him in the shoulder. "Sorry. When Remus lost his eyebrows, or when Peter walked backward and spoke Gaelic for a week?"

"Welsh, wasn't it?"

"Does it matter?"

"Not really, no," James said, letting his rucksack sag to the floor.
James's potion doesn't go exactly according to plan. Hilarity ensues. MWPP at their hilarious best. ♥

A Quiet Interlude (The Standing on a Precipice Remix) by [archiveofourown.org profile] VelvetMouse
Lily and Sirius have a quiet conversation shortly before the Fidelius is cast. Heartbreaking and lovely.

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Harry Potter

Good Will by [livejournal.com profile] so_jayded
Sirius loved him and he wanted to tell the world, but he couldn't open his mouth to his best friend. He wondered if Moony deserved better. Love didn't measure well in worth, no more than gold measured well in miles. There weren't equations and conversion rates. It just was and Remus knew that even if there was some sort of scale, he wouldn't care to check it. Sirius is afraid to tell James he and Remus are together. This is really lovely and the ending made me sniffly.

In the Guise of a Friend by [livejournal.com profile] penhaligonblue
Remus and Sirius visit the Whispering Gallery at St. Paul's. Lovely and evocative, with an ending that packs quite a wallop. Oh, my heart. *sniffle*

A Lie Gets Halfway Around the School Before the Truth Has a Chance to Get Its Pants On by [livejournal.com profile] midnitemaraud_r
A potions accident puts Remus in an uncomfortable position. Hilarious and full of ridiculous MWPP shenanigans and banter.

Shade of the Morning Sun by [archiveofourown.org profile] MidniteMarauder
I always enjoy it when Lily and Sirius bury the hatchet, and this is a tender and lovely story where that happens on a full moon morning and Sirius is trying to protect Remus.

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Harry Potter

Ernie Ecklestein and the Completely Useless Trip by [personal profile] mindabbles
Dumbledore and Moody send Remus and Sirius off on what appears to be a wild goose chase, which would be fine except it's the morning after their first time together and Sirius would have preferred to spend it in bed. Oh, my heart. This made me tear up with happiness and also the knowledge that soon everything is going to change and not for the better. Oh, Remus. Oh, Sirius. *sniffle*

From Yorkshire, With Love by [livejournal.com profile] such_heights
Remus gets sent away on a mission for the Order over Christmas, leaving Sirius at loose ends. Lovely and full of awesome Sirius and Lily banter.

In Defiance of the Winds That Blow by [livejournal.com profile] inksheddings
A quiet, wistful moment for Remus and Sirius during Christmas at 12 Grimmauld Place.

It Can't All Be Wedding Cake by [livejournal.com profile] archduck
Sirius proposes to Remus at James and Lily's wedding. What I really like about this story is how it absolutely nails Remus and Sirius's respective attitudes towards their relationship ('I love you, you lanky git.'

'I know, I know,' said Remus, skin burning from the intensity of Sirius' gaze. 'But I'm not like you.'

Sirius studied Remus' face for a long time before he said, 'you're worried, aren't you? You're worried that I'm going to run off with some flighty thing in a few years when I get bored of you and your threadbare cable knit jumpers, is that it?'

Remus shifted uncomfortably. 'Sort of, yeah.'

'Nonsense! You are my flighty thing. I love you. Even though you are completely crackers,' Sirius said affectionately.
) and how passionate Sirius is about having the same rights as others. *sniffle*

A Midnight Clear by [livejournal.com profile] onehundredmoons
Remus spent a lot of time trying not to question just how else things were different now, and if they were different for Sirius as well. Thinking about it too much might lead him to do something that would make Sirius get up and leave the couch for good. A year out of school, he missed being with Sirius all the time. His feelings may have been unrequited, but Remus was happy to go on this way if it meant he could wake up in the morning with the person he had wanted to be with for so long. Small, perfectly wrought scene full of UST. *happy sigh*

Sturdy Hiking Boots (and Other Warm Things) by [livejournal.com profile] peskywhistpaw
"As an habitual giver of extraordinary gifts," he began in a lofty tone, "I've attempted to best myself each and every year."

Remus rolled his eyes, though he could feel a smile tugging at one of his scars.

"This year, however, is our final year. And as such, I worried that I would have to break tradition, for what could possibly best the presents of yesteryear? Then I was struck." He paused dramatically. "The best thing I could possibly give to you all is, in fact, the gift of me."
Sirius gives Remus an awesome gift their last Christmas at Hogwarts. Soft and lovely.

This lovely land is you and yours by [livejournal.com profile] lyras
Wonderful look at the Christmases Remus and Sirius spend together (and apart *sniffle*) from Hogwarts through Azkaban and beyond. Oh, my heart.

~*~
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Crossovers

Criminal Minds/Harry Potter

In Darkness by [archiveofourown.org profile] Mhalachai
(It's only because Aaron Hotchner is a very good profiler indeed, that he can tell the man (early to mid thirties, medium build, dark hair, wearing corrective lenses) is:

a) nervous (shifting of the weight on the balls of his feet, glancing around the room in the moments between staring at Aaron);

b) not local (European law enforcement badge hanging from the man's belt)

(on second glance, the badge is from the British Auror's department, and Aaron slows his step because. Really. Today?); and

c) a wizard.

Even if the Auror's badge hadn't given it away, the clothing would. Not quite out of fashion, just different enough, and with materials that no normal person would ever wear.

At no time in his life have British wizards ever meant anything good to Aaron.)
Hotch is a squib, but Jack can do magic. Shot through with melancholy.

*

Criminal Minds/Psych

I Know You Know (But You're Not Telling the Truth) by [livejournal.com profile] windscryer
"Mr. Spencer—"

"Call me Shawn. I think it would be awkward for us to remain formal considering we almost entered into an extortion agreement just now."

"Shawn," Reid said, testing it out. "Okay. You can call me Spencer then, I guess."

Shawn made a face. "Yeeeeeah, that's kind of weird too, considering it's my last name. It kind of has a," he waved his hands between them, "sort of estranged cousin feel to it."
hee! Reid calls Shawn on not being a psychic. Nice little scene. Wish it had been longer.

~*~
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Battlestar Galactica

The name of this story is your name by [livejournal.com profile] beccatoria
You are a Cylon. Ellen Tigh tries to explain it to you, before she dies, coughing in the smoke of the campfire; weak as Laura Roslin was at the end.

"The Five," she says. "We were born. We grow old. We die. The replacement bodies we made for our own resurrection were just clones. When we made you, we had to start from scratch. Your cells never stop replenishing themselves. I thought I was doing you a favour."

She laughs.

You look at her and don't know whether she is your mother.

You say, "You named all the others. John and Leoben and D'Anna and Simon and Aaron and Daniel and Sharon. Why didn't you name me?"

Ellen coughs in the smoke. "You asked us not to," she says.

You understand that.
epic, heartbreaking story of Caprica and human history.

~*~

Fringe

Orphan by [archiveofourown.org profile] rainer76
A series of interviews between Lincoln Lee and Peter Bishop, set between episodes 4:04 and 4:05 "I had a home. I didn't for the longest time and then I did. You wouldn't fight to keep that?" Peter asks, his voice so very low.

Lincoln feels flayed open by his gaze, hard as sapphire, recognition sizzles through him. I know you, Lincoln thinks, amused and startled and close to touching. Something inside of Lincoln realigns.

"I am."

They're never going to see eye-to-eye about which time-line is correct, they're going to be forever opposed, and surprisingly, Lincoln's okay with that.
Sharp, smart look at one way Peter's return could (but won't) go.

~*~

The Good Wife

Nothing About Ecstasy by [personal profile] templemarker
Alicia gets drunk and Kalinda takes care of her. Sharp and lovely. "You think I betrayed you," she continued, stating the obvious in that way she used truth as a bludgeon. She used mistruths like a scalpel. Kalinda was a cache of weapons in a miniskirt and a misleading ponytail. "I didn't."

~*~

Harry Potter

Because It Is My Heart by [archiveofourown.org profile] magnetic_pole
Alice is not very pretty, at least not the way Lily is--she's a bit overweight, with a round face and short, coarse hair and a bump on her chin that Petunia secretly thinks of as the hogwart. But she's very bright and quick to learn, and she's absolutely fearless, and she likes Petunia, and that's enough. Actually, that's more than Petunia has ever imagined. Alice always makes Petunia feel as if something wonderful is about to happen to her, and it's a new and heady state of affairs. This is really lovely, bittersweet in the best ways.

~*~
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Crossovers

Green Arrow/Young Avengers

fix up look sharp by [personal profile] gloss
Mia Dearden runs into Kate Bishop at a charity event. Snark and hotness ensue. Lady archers FTW!

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Batman/Captain America

The Penpal Adventures by [tumblr.com profile] quipquipquip
Damian Wayne and Steve Rogers become penpals. Also, there are drawings of cats. Oh, my heart. Damian needs all the hugs, and Steve is awesome at giving them. (I'm not sure if this is actually complete, but it comes to a good stopping point where it is.)

*

Batgirl/Spider-Girl

Duck Tales by [archiveofourown.org profile] destroythemeek
When Anya visits Gotham University, she ends up fighting giant ducks with Batgirl. Adorable.

*

Thor/Harry Potter

Hogwarts: A (Marvelous) History, or: Thor and Loki's Excellent Adventure by [archiveofourown.org profile] altilis
The true story of Hogwarts' founding, which explains SO MUCH about the things the school chooses to be. <3

~*~

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