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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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Star Trek Reboot

Carry It With You by [archiveofourown.org profile] cosmic_llin
Jaylah collects her things from the Franklin. Oh honey. *sniffle*

loud and pulsing by [archiveofourown.org profile] OwlinAMinor
The more time she spends at the Academy, the more she's discovering that there are a lot of things she can really do. Her uniform fits better every day. Jaylah, finding her way at Starfleet Academy, with a little help from some friends. ♥

Signal Towers and Children's Songs by [archiveofourown.org profile] cosmic_llin
Jaylah, Uhura and language. Lovely.

to make a house a home by [archiveofourown.org profile] dirgewithoutmusic
Sometimes you cannot win, no matter how good you are, no matter how brave, no matter how much you love your daughter and want to live and live and live for her. Sometimes all you can do is die the best way you know how. *sobs* ♥JAYLAH♥ I love her so much and this is a lovely look at her future.

Took My Life To Make by [archiveofourown.org profile] cosmic_llin
Jaylah survives and learns and makes the Franklin her house. <3

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Check, Please!

All the Love in the World by [archiveofourown.org profile] alocalband
When Coach goes into the hospital, Jack rushes to Bitty's side. This is lovely. *sobs*

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Dark Angel

Fever Break by [archiveofourown.org profile] Marie_L
AU for Designate This. Manticore stimulates Max's heat to harvest her eggs, and Alec is along for the ride.

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Star Trek Reboot

Baby, We're Going Up by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lizzen
Adorable Kirk/McCoy featuring Joanna McCoy. Oh heart.

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The Middleman

Cornstarch and Coconut by [personal profile] innie_darling
Wendy plots to bring the Middleman and Lacey together. This is adorable

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Star Trek Reboot

Inevitability by [archiveofourown.org profile] galaxysoup
More than one friendship was derailed by the Narada's arrival. Spock!Prime and reboot!McCoy have a chat.

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Crossovers

Avengers/Good Omens

This Long Game Is Not For Outsiders by [archiveofourown.org profile] TardisIsTheOnlyWayToTravel
Her name isn't really Darcy, of course: her true name is something much older and a damn lot more powerful.

Norse gods weren't the only supernatural beings in New Mexico when Thor was there.
Clever and adorable Avengers/Good Omens fusion. There's also a sequel that reimagines the movie in this context: Against a Common Enemy

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Avengers/Star Trek Reboot

Secondhand Hope by [archiveofourown.org profile] flyakate
Avengers/Trek Reboot fusion with some good banter. In which Tony gets excited by alien tech.

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Spider-Man/The West Wing

Let Parker Be Parker by [archiveofourown.org profile] lonelywalker
In an age of costumed heroes and alien invasions, Ben Parker is the President America needs - a reassuring presence in the White House, and a hero to the West Wing staff. His nephew Peter, however... With Ben Parker in the White House, it's all CJ can do to keep his nephew Peter out of the papers. It's the West Wing/Spider-man crossover you never knew you wanted but which you totally do, because Ben Parker=Martin Sheen=Jed Bartlet and everything just falls into place once you realize that. <3

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Avengers/Arrow

Bad Altitude by [archiveofourown.org profile] Frea_O
Fun crossover where Felicity Smoak and Natasha Romanoff are trapped together on a plane that looks like it's going to crash.

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Crossovers

Pushing Daisies/New Girl

Pepperwood's a Snappy Dresser by [personal profile] innie_darling
Emerson Cod stops off for a drink and a conversation. This gets his voice exactly right. (Technically it's a crossover with New Girl, but I don't watch that and I had no trouble following along.)

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Star Trek Reboot

all the things i deserve by [archiveofourown.org profile] beastofaburden
schmoopy Kirk/McCoy clothes-sharing. *happy sigh*

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Leverage

your body is a war zone but you are not a ruin by [archiveofourown.org profile] postcardmystery
"Make me a sandwich," Parker says, so he does.

"Cut the damn wire," says Hardison, so he does.

"Jump," says Parker, says Hardison, and he never needs to ask, "How high?"
Lovely Parker/Hardison/Eliot from Eliot's POV.

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Star Trek Reboot

Please expect that spoilers for the new movie may be present.

For One Last Landing by [archiveofourown.org profile] ignipes
Uhura remembers the first time she saw the two of them, sharing a flask on the recruit shuttle out of Riverside. They had both looked so disheveled and out of place that Uhura had spent the entire flight thinking increasingly unfavorable thoughts about Starfleet's recruiting standards and mentally composing angry notes to everybody who had promised her that her future classmates would only be the best of the best, the brightest minds in the Federation, the greatest hope for the future. She wonders how reality would have come across in a recruiting pitch: Join Starfleet! Explore new worlds! Travel to the stars! And someday those guys you thought were addicts or convicts who wandered onto your shuttle by accident will be your captain and CMO on the worst day in Federation history!

She's exhausted enough and frayed enough that she feels a giddy half-laugh, half-sob rising in her throat. Nyota covers her mouth to choke it down. Nobody notices except Spock, who only looks at her and says nothing.
Really lovely look at Uhura (and her relationships with Spock and Kirk) set at the end of the first movie.

Fourteen Days of Shitty Coffee by [livejournal.com profile] igrockspock
"Five years ago, I would have danced on your grave. I was plotting your demise. I would have pulled the plug on you myself."

Jim's face is too pale, and the bruises aren't healing.

"If you don't wake up, I am going to kill you."
Really lovely missing scene from the (second) movie where Uhura visits Kirk in the hospital.

no traveller returns by [archiveofourown.org profile] jouissant
To keep this non-spoilery: Bones doesn't want his discovery to fall into the wrong hands so he enlists Spock's help to spin the events of the movie so nobody knows what really happened to Kirk.

You Are Beary Stupid (But We Love You Anyway) by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep
The crew visits Jim in the hospital. Aw, crew.

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Star Trek Reboot

I Took the Stars from My Eyes (and Then I Made a Map) by [archiveofourown.org profile] canistakahari
Sweet, hot, funny Kirk/McCoy.

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Crossovers

Up/Toy Story

Dirigibles and Talking Dogs by [archiveofourown.org profile] hapakitsune
Russell has a test for his dates. He calls it The Mr. Fredrickson Test.

Sure, it matters what his mom thinks. It even sort of matters what his dad thinks. But if his date is mean to Mr. Fredrickson, or if Mr. Fredrickson doesn’t approve, it’s a deal breaker.
The Up/Toy Story crossover I never knew I wanted. Russell and Andy meet cute. ♥

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Discworld

Fruitful by [archiveofourown.org profile] Resonant
The wedding of Cheery Littlebottom and Keen Slatequarry lasted precisely two and a half minutes, which made it by far the best wedding Sam Vimes had ever attended, despite the disturbing abundance of axes and the complete incomprehensibility of Grag Bashfullsson's homily. Hee!

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Star Trek Reboot

A More Imperfect Union by [archiveofourown.org profile] igrockspock
He and Gaila lie to each other for fun, and they're totally open in bed. She likes everything he has to suppress to be a good captain -- and a good human being, really -- and being with her makes him feel like he's actually okay the way he is. Of course an escaped Orion pirate slave is the woman for him. Feelings are hard, but Kirk and Gaila are figuring them out. Aw. This is adorable.

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The Unusuals

Go As You Aren't Day by [archiveofourown.org profile] eli
Highly entertaining casefic that is a little more personal than Casey would like.

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Push

stay a while, and maybe then you'll see by [archiveofourown.org profile] youcallitwinter
Cassie has a lot of FEELINGS okay, especially about Nick (and Nick and Kira).

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Star Trex XI

Asymmetry by [livejournal.com profile] canis_takahari
Fantastically lovely Kirk/McCoy from the Academy through the first movie and beyond. "I'm living with children, mama," he complains. "I've been through this dorm shit before, and now I'm apparently in hell, living it all over again as completely undeserved punishment for a crime I still haven't determined. It's heinous."

"It's good for you," contradicts his mother, in that overly specific tone of voice McCoy has privately dubbed I Know It Sucks, Honey, But It Also Builds Character. "You need something new and different."

"I just said," McCoy huffs in exasperation. "It's not new and different. I'm twenty-eight, and I'm sleeping in a single bed that's the exact-not-quite length of my body and rooming with a twenty-two year old blue-eyed terror with a magnet hidden somewhere in his skull that exclusively attracts fists to the face. I've done this before, back when it was called medical school and I was legitimately a student. I'm regressing. Yesterday I ate cereal with a fork and didn't put on any pants all day."

His mother snorts, her expression nothing but fond and indulgent. "Leo, you're cracked if you think you can pull this Mature Old Man act with me. You got married so young, went to school even younger, just enjoy the chance to do it again. It'll be good for you," she repeats.


cautionary ways by [archiveofourown.org profile] mardia
"You have nice hands," he comments, and Bones's eyebrow shoots up.

"Thanks," he finally says, his voice drier than Vulcan in mid-summer. "Starting to think I should readjust your pain meds—"

"No, no, I mean it," Jim protests, and to prove it, he grabs one of Bones's hands, his thumb rubbing along the knuckles. "This is a nice hand, Bones." And he does mean it, Bones has great hands, big and warm, with long, steady fingers.

Bones is standing still, staring down at Jim with—well, Jim can't exactly figure out with what, not with his head as loopy as it is.

"I always like your hands," Jim insists, looking up at Bones and letting the truth spill out of him like water. "Just wish you'd touch me when I'm not injured, you know?"

Bones stares at him a moment longer, and then his gaze drops back down and away from Jim. "Yeah," he mutters. "Definitely need to readjust the pain meds."
Five times Jim asked Bones to sleep with him, and one time Bones finally said yes. <333 space boyfriends ftw!

Yet There's Still This Appeal by [archiveofourown.org profile] mardia
Jim has no problem admitting that to himself, because it makes sense—of course he loves Bones, because Bones is awesome, but this is not the romantic, flowers-and-candy kind of love that people make so much of a fuss about. It's not that, of course it's not that, because they're friends, they're as close as they can possibly be, and, if he's pressed, Jim will even admit that he needs Bones in his life—but it's not that kind of love. It's not that.

Still. Jim admits that it's easy to blur the lines a little bit, and maybe that's what he's been doing with this whole thing of bringing people to the room and sleeping with them in Bones' bed.
Jim keeps fucking people in Bones's bed. Lots of self-delusion and delicious pining on Jim's part.

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Crossovers

Elementary/Buffy the Vampire Slayer

i think you need a shotgun blast by [archiveofourown.org profile] postcardmystery
Excellent crossover/fusion of Elementary with Buffy; epic in scope for something that's only 3K words and completely believable. Joan is a Slayer and Holmes is her Watcher.

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The Middleman/Star Trek

A Christmas Card From The Middleman – 2012 by [livejournal.com profile] themiddleblog
In the past twelve months, Wendy Watson had honed the cool and sardonic demeanor that first got her this job into a weapon as powerful as a 30-Megahurt Definit-Kil Photrazon cannon. Even now, as she made an uncontrolled ascent over the city, hands white-knuckling one of the control line of a massive helium balloon in the shape of one of the adorable characters from "Ferrets of Fury" - the almost criminally popular game app that had taken the country's tablet and smartphone users by storm - her thoughts ricocheted with their usual post-modern tangentiality...but even as her mind ameliorated all the synaptic red alerts over her current predicament by busily trying to replace the lyric "high adventure beyond compare" from the theme to the old "Gummi Bears" cartoon show with the more descriptive "they're gelatinous with sucrose to spare" she truly could not tune out the screams of the fourteen year-old boy clutched beside her in the inflatable paws of this once adorable video game creation turned hateful harbinger of helium-filled hatred. Technically, this is not fanfic, since it was written by the show's creator, but *hands* it is too awesome not to rec.

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Star Trek (2009)

On the Windy Side of Care by [livejournal.com profile] thistlerose
Kirk and McCoy are friends with benefits, but maybe they could be something more. Oh, man, pining!Kirk. Who knew?

Rocket Science (Earth Girls Aren't Easy Remix) by [archiveofourown.org profile] igrockspock
Absolutely adorable story in which Sulu and Gaila plot to help get Chekov laid. Sulu & Chekov are adorable BFFs and Gaila is a BAMF.

Stars in My Pocket by [archiveofourown.org profile] Penknife
Lovely, achy look at Jim slowly falling for Bones, more a character study than a romance. Starfleet is full of people who are trying to be perfect. He and Bones are just trying not to fuck things up as badly as they have thus far.

On the bright side, Jim figures that can't actually be too hard.


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Star Trek Reboot

All-Time Favorite by [personal profile] mardia
McCoy decides to stop pining and make some other friends. Kirk is oblivious until he's not. Aw, boys. *heart*

With All My Crooked Heart by [livejournal.com profile] igrockspock
Gaila/Uhura/language=OT3. This is a wonderful little story in which Gaila tells Uhura that the slaves of Orion have their own language.
"Please comment on the following lines of poetry: I long for scenes where man has never trod; A place where woman never smil'd or wept."

"Why is it always the men who are doing and the women who are feeling?" she snaps. "When I explore space, I'm going to smile and tread."

And all the men who see me will weep with longing, she adds in her head. Even the anatomically incompatible ones.


Heel Turn by [personal profile] brownbetty
Sulu takes up knitting, which slowly drives Kirk crazy. Adorable and hilarious. I love stories where people are unexpected knitters and this is a gem of the genre.

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Harry Potter

Marginalia by [livejournal.com profile] magnetic_pole
There are three characters in our story, the first and most important of which is the Library itself, an enormous octagonal grey stone building covered over with a thick veil of ivy. Only a dozen narrow, barred windows and a heavy wooden door suggest that it might be anything but impregnable. Two dozen gargoyles perch on the roof and hiss and spit at passersby. Any trace of magic in your blood will afford you entry, but once you are inside the building, just as your eyes begin to adjust to the gloom, someone will stop you and kindly ask you to explain what you need. The Library is one of the most highly guarded places in the wizarding world, and it doesn't share its secrets with everyone. Absolutely gorgeous and layered story of the wizarding library, the librarians who curate it, and a visit from Sirius and Remus. Reads just like the best kind of fairy tale.

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Star Trek Reboot

Lucky Man by [livejournal.com profile] penknife
"Okay, but why me? They rescued almost four thousand people from Tarsus."

Pike gives him a look like he's being particularly slow. "Try not to take this the wrong way, but of those four thousand people, some of them are dead, and most of the rest of them are boring. Seif is a poet, and Munroe has actually done some very interesting work on enriching dilithium that most of the viewing audience isn't going to understand, and then there's you. You saved the Federation. It means your name springs to mind."

"What am I supposed to say to that?" Jim says.

"That's up to you," Pike says. "I trust you to handle this. I just didn't want it to come as a surprise."
Melancholy story of Kirk dealing with the anniversary of Tarsus IV, and how his crew makes it easier for him.

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Veronica Mars

A Strange New Story Every Time by [livejournal.com profile] gyzym
Really fantastic futurefic where Logan and Veronica meet up again ten years later and take a shot at being friends, and maybe a second (third?) chance at romance. I don't even ship Veronica/Logan and I enjoyed this. The banter is spot on, and Logan actually grew up into a decent human being.

"Too hungover to give as good as you get, now I know the apocalypse is nigh."

"Can we just go inside, please," he says despairingly. "Where there's less sunshine and fewer flashbulbs, I hear it's a glorious place."

"There's going to be organ music," she reminds him, and then she laughs as he groans and follows her to a pew, because she's deeply, impossibly cruel.


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Crossovers

The Losers/Supernatural

collision is such an ugly sound by [livejournal.com profile] oh_la_fraise
So what if John Winchester had a twin brother? Franklin Clay and his team discover hunting. Very fun crossover.

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Star Trek Reboot/West Wing

Election Days by [personal profile] raven
Wonderful Trek/West Wing crossover - CJ and Donna and the election of the President of the United Federation of planets. It's a ceremony for the media. It's always a ceremony for the media. CJ's actually gone outside for the occasion, though, which is something new after what feels like weeks and weeks living inside her office and sleeping under her desk. They're standing backstage, waiting for the fireworks to start. Above, there is the panoply of stellar light, asterisms of geostationary spacedocks with the familiar stars as backdrop.

Donna squeezes CJ's hand: doing okay?

CJ smiles and squeezes back.


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White Collar/Castle

Five Ways Crime Does Pay by [personal profile] celli
Adorable! Five quick crossovers where Beckett and Castle work with Burke and Caffrey. *happy sigh*

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Sandman/Pushing Daisies

Ten encounters with the Endless (and one that never happened) by [personal profile] minnow
Excellent series of encounters - Ned and Death, of course, but also Olive and Desire, Digby and Despair, and various other combinations. Lovely.

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Leverage

The Baby Shower Job by [personal profile] siria
"Parker," Hardison said through gritted teeth, his mouth locked in a forced smile, "you can't con the baby. We will straight up go to hell if you try to run a con on a baby." Hee! Parker and Hardison have to steal something from a baby shower. Adorkable!

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The Middleman

The Holiday Homecoming Intervention by [livejournal.com profile] hematitebadger
"Because everyone loves the Holiday Zombie," both girls chorused.

"Besides," Wendy said, "you're the one who wanted to be part of our Christmas traditions. It doesn't get more traditional around here than the Christmas Eve Art Crawl slash block party, and it's just not a Christmas Eve party without the holiday edition of Stump The Band, Lacey's modernized retelling of The Snow Queen, and the undead personification of the holiday spirit."
Lacey gets the holiday gift she's been wishing for. My heart grew THREE SIZES from reading this. *sniffle* ♥

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Star Trek Reboot

Speech by [livejournal.com profile] loneraven
The Vulcans fed her, housed her, were kind to her. She was shown to her room by Admiral T'Lara; Sarek paid her the solemn courtesies due a daughter of his house. But she grew used to the silence of the desert, the silence of nothing left to say. She was old enough, now, to understand the curious grammar of loss. Uhura/Language=OTP! Lovely.

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White Collar

Double Feature by [personal profile] movies_michelle
Neal really likes movies as metaphors. Adorable.

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Star Trek Reboot

lethal poison through the system by [livejournal.com profile] asimaiyat
When she was a kid she thought she was going to grow up to be a spy -- a secret agent. With boots that would let her slink silently down dark corridors, and some kind of special secret weapon, like the phasers she saw in vids but quieter and sleeker. Working on the side of good, to help bring down the Bad Guys, standing outside their doors and listening in on their secret messages.

Yeah, definitely that. Or else a pirate.
Nyota Uhura is fiercer and more awesome than everyone. possibly ever.

Pomegranate by [livejournal.com profile] loneraven
Nyota goes home after the movie. This is gorgeous, and it made me cry. Her mother hugs her fiercely, without care or delicacy but with love, and Nyota thinks about the long nights she spent in this room, sitting straight-backed at her desk while her mother lay on the bed, leaning on a stack of pillows, grading papers. She tried to persuade her daughter to sleep late on weekends and not to drive herself so hard, and Nyota didn't listen; so Nyota studied late into the night, every night, and her mother made tea after dark and poured out mute, loving cups. Nyota passed the entrance exams for the Academy with the highest distinction, and took packets of tea leaves to San Francisco.

"I'm so sorry," her mother says, softly. "I'm so, so sorry. I know I can't understand." She lets go and stands up. "Let me make you some tea, baby, okay?"

She's gone without waiting for an answer, which is just how Nyota remembers things should be.


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Star Trek Reboot

The Loudest Noise (affannato, affettuoso, agitato) by zvi
This is a fantastic look at how Gaila really, truly is alien, and at how she and Nyota negotiate their friendship. Lovely. Vivid and well-imagined.

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Ugly Betty

MODE: Final Issue! by [livejournal.com profile] yahtzee63
Long, engaging futurefic in which Betty and Daniel get together, and that's just one strand of the story.

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Star Trek Reboot

How To Write Letters Home to Your Sisters (Notes) by [livejournal.com profile] danahid
You try to describe Gaila, how when she laughs, her freckled nose wrinkles; how the early morning sunlight bounces off her red curls; how her skin glows green with health. You try to convey just how loud Gaila is when she sings "My Baby Just Cares For Me" at the top of her lungs. She is so loud that she drowns out Nina Simone, you tell your sisters. Despite your best efforts, you are sure that your descriptions don't do Gaila justice. Your sisters can't possibly understand from your paltry words that Gaila is gusts and storms of being, that she lives every minute of every day with joy and truth. They can't understand that when Gaila invites you to dance with her, she teaches you things your instructors only know in the abstract. Because you're a good big sister, you keep trying to explain. You look up synonyms and draw pictures. In the end, you write: Freedom isn't just a word. It's a way of being. Beautiful story of the letters Uhura writes home to her sisters.

Women's Revolutionary Law by [personal profile] merisunshine36
*sniffle* Lovely look at Gaila growing up, with the sister who took care of her. Nice evocation of what being sisters feels like.

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Crossovers

Angel/House

Enigmatic Absurdities by eponine
Angel wakes up at Princeton-Plainsboro and House is his doctor. Neither is particularly overjoyed by the situation. Hilarious hijinks ensue.

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Firefly/Leverage

Jacaranda by ijemanja
"What are you doing?" / "Followed you." / "Why?" / "You were going somewhere." Parker, at the Academy with River. Spot-on characterization, and a crossover that makes utterly perfect sense.

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Star Trex XI/Battlestar Galactica

looking for the dreamers by [livejournal.com profile] whatimages
Oh. Flight track, combat division. Which means fighter pilot. The division's famous for being small, reclusive, and totally insane. Their prospects once they were out in the black weren't too good either. It was rumoured they recruited specifically out of the pool of abnormal psych evaluations.

"Well, this should be an interesting evening," says Jim as soon as Gaila drops her hand.

"Just don't say I didn't warn you."
Kirk and Starbuck and a one-night stand. really nicely done.

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Battlestar Galactica/Pigs In Space

Our Very Special Guest Stars by [livejournal.com profile] lls_mutant
The Galactica runs into the Swinetrek. Hilarity ensues. "Pigs," Tyrol said. "Somebody is pulling a frakking joke on us. That's the only explanation for talking pigs that say they're from Earth."

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Star Trek Reboot

California Girls by darthjamtart
There are twenty-two words for slave on Orion, and not one of them applies to Gaila anymore. This made me tear up unexpectedly. Lovely look at the friendship between Gaila and Uhura.

Search and Rescue by [livejournal.com profile] _seven_crows
McCoy and Spock rescue Kirk. Banter and hijinks ensue. A lot of fun, and if Bones never said, "I'm a doctor, not a moron" in canon, he should have.

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Star Trek Reboot

Command Decisions by [livejournal.com profile] igrockspock
Uhura didn't sign on to be a soldier or a killer. That's not going to stop her from getting her captain back. Uhura will protect the crew, even at Kirk's expense, which is what he'd want her to do. Sharp, tense look at Uhura out of her comfort zone.

The Dance by [livejournal.com profile] taraljc
Lovely look at Gaila.

Engagements by [livejournal.com profile] loneraven
Spock invites McCoy to a family dinner. Gorgeous and subtle and beautifully wistful.

Get Lifted by [livejournal.com profile] boosette
Kirk apologizes to Uhura for groping her boobs, three and a half years after the fact. Brief, but adorable and in character.

The More Adventurous Wanderer by [livejournal.com profile] boosette
On the second-to-last night of winter break, Jim Kirk finds himself at a house party in Oakland with not a clue how he got there. Jim is a good guy - he takes care of Gaila when she's vulnerable. Wonderfully evocative in the party scene, and full of telling details and the hovering knowledge we have and Jim doesn't. Lovely.

Sing Me the Ages by [livejournal.com profile] tassosss
A fantastic exploration of Uhura and what language and music mean to her. Gorgeous.

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Star Trek Reboot

Graduate Vulcan for Fun and Profit by [livejournal.com profile] lazulisong
"There has been one other human that has attained this level of mastery of the Vulcan language, and she is an ambassador's wife." Sakel stares at him pointedly. / Jim kind of just has to gape at him for a second. "Are you saying I should let everybody know I know Vulcan so I can marry up?" / "That is illogical," says Sakel primly. "I merely mean to point out that it is a rare accomplishment, and one you should take satisfaction in." / "Oh my God, you have some sort of Vulcan crush on this woman!" howls Jim, even more horrified than he was a second ago. / "Amanda Grayson is young enough to be my granddaughter," says Sakel, which is totally not a denial. Utterly lovely story about Kirk and growing up and languages.

How Many Roads? or, 27 Times Jim Kirk Hit On Nyota Uhura by [livejournal.com profile] captanddeastar
Jim Kirk is a pig. He is unquestionably a pig. But when Nyota steps on a sharp stone and falls, Jim helps her up without question, and he asks her deferentially whether she'd like him to give her a hand, with no innuendo, and without just assuming he's welcome. Lovely story of the long bickery friendship between Kirk and Uhura.

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Star Trek Reboot

I'll Make it to the Moon if I Have to Crawl by [livejournal.com profile] 1297
Lovely look at McCoy and Uhura's friendship, beginning at the academy.

The USS Breakfast at Tiffany's by [livejournal.com profile] igrockspock
None of it is really right for her, except the car, which looks both battered and sturdy, just like she feels. She traces the letters on the movie poster carefully with a single finger and decides that her car's namesake is the second best thing that she owns. It was charity too, she supposes, but given directly to her because she liked it, not discarded because some woman wanted to clean out her closet. It is also the only thing she's ever owned that did not serve some specific purpose, and this is something she can't say even for the car. She has it only because she liked it and wanted it, and it will be the first thing she hangs in her dorm room when she gets to the Academy in two weeks. A car, a road trip and a movie poster: Gaila, upon arriving on earth. Lovely. *sniffle*

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Castle

The Way the Lights Went Out by [personal profile] medie
"This is wrong, Kate. This isn't how the story's supposed to go. I keep looking for the heroic last minute save. The storm magically averted. The team of scientists, stroppy and heroic, working tirelessly to save us all." Kate looks at her computer again and the latest meteorological update. The system is worldwide, weather patterns disrupted everywhere. The scientists, stroppy and heroic or no, are all a little busy. Castle and Beckett weather an apocalypse.

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Star Trek Reboot

No Dead End In Sight by [livejournal.com profile] northatlantic
Somewhat to his bemusement, sharing accommodations has actually been a reasonably positive experience thus far. Jim has his irritating quirks, including a complete disregard for personal space, inability to not read over Leonard's shoulder, providing commentary while watching vids and talking with his mouth full. But on the plus side, he keeps his side of the room picked up, goes elsewhere to party, doesn't ask personal questions, has decent taste in music and is surprisingly well-read. If he HAS to have a roommate, he could have done a lot worse. Wonderful backstory for McCoy, explaining how he can already be a hotshot doctor and only be a few years older than Kirk.

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Star Trek Reboot

Farewell Transmission by [livejournal.com profile] dafnap
Beautiful, heartbreaking look at Uhura in the aftermath of the film.

A Future of Friends and Maybes by [livejournal.com profile] tielan
Nyota is determined that, like her namesake, she will shine. Lovely look at Uhura.

One Last Night On Earth by [livejournal.com profile] northatlantic
"Jim. I do know why you did what you did for the Kobayashi Maru, now. It is why I do not think you cheated. You passed your first time, for the record. It was an acceptable mark, and as the Kobayashi Maru is a pass/fail exercise, you were not able to improve upon it for purposes of your transcript. It is why I should have realized earlier that you were...attempting to achieve something else, when you insisted on retaking it." Achingly lovely look at the crew, mourning, from Spock's POV.

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Star Trek Reboot

Captain's Log (Draft) by [livejournal.com profile] mint_amaretto
The entire crew of the Enterprise gets age-regressed. Hilarious look at Kirk's captain's log during the adventure.

Collecting Fallout from the Blast by [livejournal.com profile] northatlantic
George Kirk's son, a genius, a heavy-fisted brawler, a drunk, a cynic. A trainwreck. But there's something desperate and bright beneath it, something that refused to acknowledge something as plebian as odds, as mortal as getting the shit kicked out of him. Gorgeous, heartbreaking look at Jim Kirk, growing up. *sniffle*

It's All in the Delivery by [livejournal.com profile] july_july_july
"I have unfucked the transporter." Kirk and Uhura are being held at knifepoint by space pirates. And then the real trouble starts. Absolutely HILARIOUS and DARLING at the same time. Uhura for the win!

The Language of Grief by [livejournal.com profile] rosenskimmer
As Spock turns toward him, where Chekov expects to see a comfortable control, a Vulcan sensibility of logic, a benediction of knowledge from the one who seems to have forgotten more than Chekov can ever know, there is nothing. And all the tactical strategies he’s learned, all the technical manuals he’s memorized, all the sonnets and monologues and songs he can recite, they’re useless here, in this pivotal moment. The language of grief is something Star Fleet cannot teach him. Beautiful and heartbreaking.

Somatosensory by [livejournal.com profile] northatlantic
Soft and lovely Kirk/McCoy. *happy sigh*

we are air by [livejournal.com profile] _seven_crows
Five anniversaries and birthdays of the Enterprise crew. Hilariously funny right up until it hits you with the heartbreak. Lovely.

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Crossovers

Star Trek Reboot/Star Wars/Dune/Discworld

People Who Repair Quantums, or Five Planets The Enterprise Never Visited by [livejournal.com profile] ignipes
"So you're a drug-addicted messianic cult dedicated to drinking your own distilled urine so your descendants generations down the road can grow palm trees. How's that working out for you?" Awesome set of mini crossovers. Gets the voices just right.
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Star Trek Reboot/Firefly

Symmetry in Orbit by [livejournal.com profile] betweenthebliss
Pavel has been waiting all his life for a friend like this. Between classes they debate derivative theoretics outside in the Academy's regal shadow, Pavel stretched out beneath a tree, River pacing barefoot with blades of grass tickling her ankles. The table in the alcove facing the ocean on the fourth floor of the library becomes theirs; they study until late at night beside the open window, listening to the sounds of the sea. On the weekends they take the BART to the beach, sharing a pair of headphones to tune in to the Vulcan Science Academy's weekly podcast, and Pavel walks in the surf with his pant legs rolled up, while ahead of him River dances joyfully with the waves. Chekov and River being BABY GENIUSES together at the Academy. *hearts*

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Star Trek XI (Reboot)

A, E, I, O, U, and Always Y. by [personal profile] florahart
Adorable Kirk/McCoy with them being all BFF-y and encouraging the gossip about them on board the Enterprise.

At a Window by [livejournal.com profile] magstopia
"Your mother sounds like a wise and kind woman." His eyes fluttered shut as he nodded. "Her son is a reflection of all that is good in her." Beautiful and moving look at Uhura (and through her, Spock) after the battle of Vulcan.

delta delta vega by [livejournal.com profile] zarathuse
"So basically," Bones says, "it's just going to be you and a bunch of guys living together, and hanging out with each other all the time, and showering together, and getting trashed with each other every night, and then passing out next to each other." / "Yeah!" Jim beams enthusiastically behind his stupid glasses. / "Isn't that a little…homoerotic?" Kirk tries to start a frat at Starfleet Academy. Hilarity ensues. Even funnier if you've ever actually spent any time with fratboys.

Family by [livejournal.com profile] schweinsty
James Tiberius Kirk does not need a family. Lovely look at Kirk becoming captain and everyone else meshing to become his crew.

5 Times Kirk Didn't Spit It Out and One Time He Did by [livejournal.com profile] briecheesie
Exactly what it says on the tin. Lovely. Because Kirk ♥ his crew. (and Bones especially.)

Four Consequences of the Unexpected and Unlikely Friendship between James T. Kirk and Nyota Uhura by [livejournal.com profile] trisfic
When all else failed, Jim always came back to the Vulcan thing. Nyota didn't quite know why. She accused him of racism, which he reasonably countered with the fact that he had it on very good authority that he himself was capable of sustained emotional intimacy with her very boyfriend ("Oh really? This is the argument you're going to make, to me? He almost nervepinched you three times yesterday"). He had amply demonstrated his complete lack of discrimination when it came to his own partners, sometimes resulting in hungover mess hall discussions about his exciting new career of adventures among the stars. After a while she began to suspect Jim just found the word "Vulcan" to be really funny. Kirk and Uhura form an unlikely friendship. Uhura is awesome, Kirk is hilarious, and Scotty has a cameo that made me die with laughter.

From the Greek "xenos" by [livejournal.com profile] pogrebin
Nyota's favourite is a short paper written when Grayson was quite young. It is about the language of taboo and exclusion. Things unsaid, and things unsayable. Though the taboos themselves may differ, linguistic methods for dealing with them do not. Grayson postulates, rather cheekily, that euphemism and elision are universal phenomena. This is why Nyota Uhura picks xenolinguistics: the ways in which different cultures communicate might differ, but the ways in which they fail to communicate do not. She finds it strangely comforting that language makes them all alien to each other. Brilliant, sharp look at Uhura.

I Love You Like I Love Pizza by [livejournal.com profile] igrockspock
Gaila loves Jim Kirk the way she loves pizza: that is, more than everything else, but not to the exclusion of everything else. This is both adorable and amazingly sense-making.

In A Moment Close To Now by [livejournal.com profile] thistlerose
"I'm taking you out," said Jim, "if I have to sedate and drag you. Put the bourbon away. Get changed. Into something nice. Not too nice, though. Don't want anyone to think we're on a date." His sudden grin showed his teeth, almost blindingly white against his tanned skin. / "It's my birthday," McCoy said. "Shouldn't I be allowed to do whatever the hell I want?" / "You have to celebrate. Years from now – if you don't get burned to a crisp by a solar flare or sucked out of an airlock – you'll look back and wish to God you'd done something exciting for your thirtieth birthday. I know you will, because I'll be there and I'll keep reminding you." McCoy and Kirk are oblivious bffs who are really in love. Aw, boys.

in her aspect and her eyes by [livejournal.com profile] liviapenn
Spock and Uhura have an encounter in a bookstore. There is poetry and flirtation. Lovely.

Linguistics 101; or, Thirteen Ways To Say I Love You by [livejournal.com profile] loneraven
"Show them cross-cultural commonality, show them how we're all different and the same, show them how linguistic groups express themselves, in short: tell them how to proposition the galaxy. Ways To Say I Love You, 101." / Spock raised an eyebrow. "Nyota, while I fully endorse your objectives, I think this plan would be unwise." / "Not at all," she said, primly, standing up and clearing away the dishes. "All the ways to say, 'I love you'. It'll be a hit. I'll do you some research." Uhura/Linguistics=OTP! Really lovely look at Uhura and through her, the crew of the Enterprise.

A Long Way to a Terrible Joke by [livejournal.com profile] rawles
"Spock, seriously. You and Uhura. How did that happen?" Kirk finally asks the question. This is adorable.

The Love Boat by [livejournal.com profile] chaletian
"I think it's great that Starfleet doesn't have non-fraternisation rules for starships." Hee hee hee! It's almost like "La Ronde" for ST:XI, except hilarious, not depressing.

Lunch and Other Obscenities by [livejournal.com profile] rheanna27
Utterly wonderful look at how Uhura and Gaila became friends.

The Proper Treatment of Sexorexia by [livejournal.com profile] igrockspock
Gaila does not get her new roommate at all. They've been at school 3 whole weeks now, and she hasn't had sex with anyone. Not even once. She wonders if she should do something. Sex is as important as food, after all. If her roommate were anorexic, she should definitely try to help. Sex anorexia (sexorexia?) is probably just as bad and life-threatening. Plus, it seems to put her roommate in a really bad mood. The situation definitely calls for action. But what should she do? Gaila, attempting to become friends with Uhura.

Sooner or Later by [personal profile] flyingcarpet
Really lovely Kirk/McCoy, with pining.

these old walkin' blues by [livejournal.com profile] ignipes
There's a heart of gold beneath McCoy's curmudgeonly exterior and here are five short glimpses of it. *sniffle*

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