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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*



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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Riding in Cars With Boys by [archiveofourown.org profile] aj2245
Five Times Dani and Charlie get stuck in traffic (and one time it's clear roads). This story really gets their partnership in both the funny and heartfelt moments.


Miss Marple

The Spirit of St Mary Mead by [archiveofourown.org profile] lost_spook
In which Miss Marple is an avatar of Nemesis, and the genius loci of St. Mary Mead. So clever!



Eating a Peach by [archiveofourown.org profile] innie
Ridiculously hot Nick/Cassie.


Rivers of London

Posh by [archiveofourown.org profile] maple_clef
A smooth, polished floor is an invitation for kids - of all ages. Guleed reflects on poshness and makes friends whilst waiting for her colleagues. Yay Guleed!

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Rivers of London

The Cartographer Tries to Map a Course by [archiveofourown.org profile] eudaimon
Abigail goes to meet the Genus Locii of Ettersberg. Lovely.

a country you remember by [archiveofourown.org profile] waspabi
Molly reflects on life at the Folly.

Fifty silver bells and nine by [archiveofourown.org profile] Shimi
Excellent casefic set between Broken Homes and Foxglove Summer (so no spoilers for the latter). (There is some weird formatting stuff going on though - extra spaces inserted in a lot of words)


Oxford Time Travel Series

Nothing Lost by [archiveofourown.org profile] drayton
Colin's ten-year journey to bring Polly home. Excellent story, filling in the part of the story the novels didn't give us (without some of the more annoying tics). Definitely recommended, but carve out some time - it's 83k words long.



Home is where by [archiveofourown.org profile] jamjar
Dani, in the aftermath of the series finale. Thoughtful and true to all the characters.

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Equals One by [archiveofourown.org profile] snarkydame
Lovely coda for the series finale.

Orange Blossom Breezes by [archiveofourown.org profile] anr
Post-season 2, Dani tries to process what happened. Nails both Crews and Reese's voices. Lovely.


Pacific Rim

Mako Mori and the Eleventy-One Thousand Bridezillas by [archiveofourown.org profile] tielan
Sweet post-movie domesticity for Mako and Raleigh.

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Sherlock (BBC)

Add, Rinse, Repeat by [personal profile] medie
"I'm fine, you know," Mary says, getting out of the cab. She turns back, careful not to close the door on her dress or Sherlock's coat. "You might have stayed back at the flat."

"Oh, no dear," Mrs. Hudson tuts, reaching up to tuck one of Mary's curls behind her ear. "We couldn't possibly."

"Not when there's a chance you might strangle them both," Molly says with a smile. "You'll need Mrs. Hudson for alibi and I'll deal with the evidence, of course."

"Arrested on your wedding day," Mrs. Hudson shakes her head. "It's going to take some doing to charm themselves out of this one."

Mary laughs. "Not really, but I'm not going to tell them that. More fun this way."
Mary keeps bailing John and Sherlock out of jail. It has its rewards. Hee! This is adorable.



Wheelin' and Dealin' by [anonymous]
The rain hits the earth like fallen nails, a clang and batter against the pavement. Broyles flicks his collar against the chill, the brief flare of a match warming his fingertips. His dancing shoes are slick with wet, the puddles at his feet a reflected one-two jab of red and blue light. He breathes out and watches as Nina approaches, moving past his patrol car and entering the pedestrian tunnel. Sharp doesn't hustle, her steps short, powered, never rushed, as if the rain wouldn't dare dampen her over-priced suits and leather shoes. Perfect bit of Sharp/Broyles noir nihilism set in the Brown Betty-verse.



The Quieter You Become by [archiveofourown.org profile] bayloriffic
"Is this that thing where you pretend to be somewhere else?" she asks, annoyed.

He opens his eyes and looks at her like he's surprised. "Yeah," he says. "It is that thing."

Dani nods and waits until he closes his eyes again. "That mean you don't want to be here with me?"

Charlie sits up straight, pushing his sunglass up on to his head and blinking at her. "No," he says. "I want to be here with you."
Sharp, subtle story set after the series finale. The dialogue sounds just like the show.

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Precession by [archiveofourown.org profile] Spatz
Dani didn't get how Crews had turned into the exception. Crews, who ignored her lines in the sand and her pointed silences, but tossed her the keys every time, bought her coffee with his fruit and listened when it was important, listened when she didn't say anything at all. Maybe that was zen – to give without expecting anything, and get everything in return. She'd given her trust almost without realizing it – believed so hard that she could stare at a photo and trust him blind, taunt Nevikov to his face and never doubt that Crews would come for her. But there was no debt there, even after he climbed into a deathtrap to get her out.

Like many things about Crews, it didn't make sense. She wasn't sure it ever would.
really excellent post-series story in which Reese comes to a realization about Crews. Really great Dani voice and I loved the inclusion of Seever, as well.


Burn Notice

Grocery Run by [archiveofourown.org profile] noctaval
Hee! In which Madeline Westen kicks ass. Highly enjoyable.


Golden Girls

The Cheesecake of Christmas Present by [archiveofourown.org profile] SweeneyAgonistes
This story totally gets why Golden Girls was so good. Achy and full of love. <3

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All Fall Down by rose_griffes
A lovely, fraught story about Rachel Seybolt on her own in Europe after Charlie sends her away for her own safety, and how they reconnect after Nevikov is no longer a threat. Exactly the kind of thing I was thinking of when I made the request!

just what you'll say when you get home by rose_griffes
"You ever think about death, Ted?"

"Think about death." He's torn about how to answer and settles on a question in return. "Why?"

"Because. Because we're all going to die eventually. Because someday, Ted, our bodies will stop breathing and they'll put us in the ground." Charlie doesn't look perturbed as he says this; his eyes are still closed.

Ted takes a breath. "Yeah, I think about death sometimes."
really lovely - great Ted voice, and it nails Crews and Reese, as well. I really miss this show sometimes.

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The Truth of Wings by [livejournal.com profile] lyrstzha
River only sees probability sometimes, and just from the corner of her eye, possibilities kaleidoscoping at the edge of her peripheral vision like a trick of the light. River sees all the ways things could have gone differently. None of them are good. *shivers* Creepy and heartbreaking


The Good Wife

Blood Sugar Sex Magik by [livejournal.com profile] innie_darling
Fantastic look at Kalinda becoming who we know her to be. Fuck it, she thinks as the guy behind the counter rings up the boots and leers in a disarmingly friendly way at her. So she'll be eating off the dollar menu for the foreseeable future. At least she'll look the way she feels, instead of like someone preparing to sell Tupperware door to door.



Interpersonal Hygiene by [personal profile] amathela
Five times Charlie and Dani showered together (sort of). Lovely. He'll be a good partner one day, and a good man, but for now he's only okay.

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The Collarbone Press by [livejournal.com profile] piecesofalice
Short, sharp look at Crews and Reese's partnership. "I don't want secrets from you, Reese."

His index finger slides up her neck, slightly, and she's suddenly so confused by the linking words underneath the spoken ones because it all seems to reaffirm that this man could be the most honest one she knows.



Little Sister by [livejournal.com profile] edenfalling
Fascinating, chilling look at Jadis. "All the world was under me," she said again in the speech of Charn, and laughed bitterly. She almost -- but only almost -- wished she had not spoken the Deplorable Word. It was ironic: to speak once and render herself unintelligible forever after, unless she spoke in a foreign tongue.

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In Another Life by mardia
Four lives that Rachel Seybolt never got to have. Wonderfully real and sad snippets of lives Rachel could have lived, but didn't get to.


Being Human

Stray by packmentality
Annie and Mitchell take in a stray cat. George does not approve, until he does. Warm and lovely, and I don't even like cats!



Every Day an Adventure by milleniumrex
Very sweet post-movie story. With an awesome cameo from Dug. *hearts Dug*

We'll Make It a Joint Venture by neko_chelle
A perfect, brilliant expansion of the opening montage - scenes from Carl and Ellie's life together. Made me cry as much as that montage did. *sniffle*


Grosse Pointe Blank

Complete Blank by RivkaT
The military had been comforting because, for all its arcane rituals, there was an order about it, a regularity, that Martin had found highly comforting, when the rest of the world seemed so random. He'd often wondered whether there was some set of invisible, inaudible signals that other people received that allowed them to make sense of it all. He was beginning to think, though, that it was the same for everyone, and that you just learned to tolerate the zigs and zags or you didn't survive at all. Hilarious take on Martin and Debi's wedding, with a spot-on Martin voice.

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Destination Unknown by [livejournal.com profile] romanticalgirl
Ficlet about Charlie and Dani in the aftermath of the finale. It happened just like this. *nods firmly*

Hand Picked by [livejournal.com profile] romanticalgirl
Ted didn’t believe in conspiracy theories. He didn’t believe in aliens or fake moon landings. He believed things were what they appeared to be, because it was easier that way. Charlie made it clear that things weren’t always what they seemed. Ted and Charlie, becoming friends in prison.

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Indiana Jones

like midnight by [livejournal.com profile] medie
Lovely, delicate missing scene from Indy IV. There's plenty of blame to go around and she's not pushing any on him. Not with a boatload of it ready to land on her.



The Underwire Job by [livejournal.com profile] brown_betty and [livejournal.com profile] emeraldwoman
Parker goes to Eliot for help in wooing Hardison. Absurdly adorable and practically perfect in every way. ♥ ♥ ♥



It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth by [livejournal.com profile] eglow23
Her prince steps away from her and as the paramedics move in she realizes she was wrong: he's not the prince, he's the witch, come disguised as a sweet old woman selling fruit. He's going to hurt her father. He did this to me! she shouts, and it comes out feeble and shaky but it seems to do the trick. She fades away again, dreaming of poisoned apples and a cursed corset that squeezes the life out of her. Excellent, fucked up Charlie/Rachel.


Veronica Mars

too soon too strong by [livejournal.com profile] obv_hot_mess
Interesting AU in which Keith dies young and Veronica grows up a PCHer. Sharp and lovely and full of good old Veronica/Weevil UST.

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A Basket of Cellophane by threeguesses
Adorable Charlie/Ted story. gets the voices just right. I don't even ship them, but Ted is totally the wife.

Three-Card Monte by [livejournal.com profile] inlovewithnight
The mental image of himself is pleasantly pathetic, a beaten man who learned his lesson the hard way. He could be a cautionary tale. A comfortable, drunk cautionary tale with easy access to decent porn. Charlie takes Ted and Dani to Vegas. Ted wonders why. Smart look at all three of them through Ted's eyes, with spot-on characterization.



Five Kindnesses Charles Emerson Winchester III Performed (But Would Never Acknowledge) by [livejournal.com profile] amilyn
Exactly what it says on the tin. *sniffle* It's all so perfectly Charles, too. Haughty and yet underneath, a heart.


The Philadelphia Story

Moonlight Sonata by [livejournal.com profile] pepperlandgirl4
Tracy made a glorious bride. She glowed, her happiness too great to be contained within the boundaries of her body. It broke from her, spreading like sunshine, until it touched every guest. They got drunk from it, like they were drinking the finest champagne. Of course, many of them were. But Mike was convinced everybody would be a little tipsy, even without the benefit of alcohol. After the wedding, Mike goes swimming with the bride and groom. Lovely, with wonderfully in character narration.



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