At the library, I’m hungry and my head hurts. I feel like a zombie, ugh. Hover over the link to get any warning(s).Haven: Cold Light
[Audrey/Nathan/Duke, Explicit, 32,936 words]"Parker," Nathan says in greeting as she comes up beside him, shoving her hair behind her ears and squinting down at the rocks by the pier. They've got the floodlights on, silhouetting the scene in long, deep shadows.
"What have we got?" she asks, no-nonsense and on point, as always.
"You're going to love this," he assures her, and she cocks an eyebrow at him, clearly intrigued. "Go on. What weird mythological creature *haven't* we covered yet?"
Everything I could ever want in a Haven story is in this fic, having Nathan, Audrey, and Duke ending up together is just the best topping on already great cake.Naruto:
I got nostalgic to read Naruto fics for some reason and found some good ones.A Thoughtful, Moving Exploration of Passionate Youth
) by thehoyden
[Gai/Iruka, NC-17, 15,424 words]
It said something about Gai that Iruka was actually unsure whether that was a line.Castle by the Sea
by Hey Diddle Diddle [Kakashi/Gai, PG, 1,302 words]
...or, The Life and Times of Hatake Kakashi, through the Eyes of a Romance Novel
. Kakashi reads romance novels for a variety of reasons. Mostly because of his mother, and because of Maito Gai.No Bed Of Roses
[Naruto/Sai, PG-13, 1,748 words]
Naruto picks up the pieces.Star Trek XI: The Greater Good
[Kirk/McCoy, Sulu/Chekov, Spock/Uhura, NC-17, 29,020 words]
AU. Doctor Leonard McCoy thinks he's getting by, working as both a surgeon and a researcher at UCSF Medical Center. A chance encounter with Lieutenant Jim Kirk - who's changed since they first met five years before, and not for the better - forces Leonard to face reality about his own situation while trying to keep Jim from heading down the same path. So good, I read this one really quick, and was sad that there wasn't anymore to read, lovely AU.Sucker Punch: forgive me darling, for every word i say (my heart is just too full of you)
[Blondie/Amber, Sweet Pea/Babydoll, Rocket/Babydoll, R, 33,680 words]
AU. At prestigious Lennox Academy, every girl has her role, something which is especially true for a group of four loosely connected girls: there's Sweet Pea and Rocket, step-sisters and co-captains of the intramural soccer team who couldn't be any less alike; Blondie, the notorious bad girl with a reputation that precedes her; and Amber, the popular junior class president. However, the girls' neatly defined lives are thrown into chaos by the arrival of the new transfer student Babydoll and some startling revelations about themselves and each other.
This was lovely, full of emotions and was so dreamy and hopeful, made me happy to read it even when drama was happening. Love that it was also set in period.The Eagle: Fighter
, or here
) by planjane
[Esca/Marcus, Explicit, 65,291 words]
Marcus Aquila is an undercover Metropolitan police officer. His assignment is to infiltrate a slave-trafficking organisation which trades in men, bought and sold to fight in cages, sometimes to the death. When he makes the impulsive decision to intervene during a 'kill fight' involving a fierce young fighter called Esca, Marcus inadvertently finds himself the owner of his very own slave. Now Marcus has to find a way to complete his assignment, as well as gaining Esca's trust, without blowing his cover. The question is, can he do it before the secrets and lies catch up with him, and Marcus loses everything?X-Men: First Class:
Reading all the AUs, I can get my hands on, so addicting.First Breath After Coma
) by oxoniensis
[Erik/Charles, NC-17, 23,800 words]
Charles wakes up to find he's been in a coma for two years, and the world he thought he lived in is a lie.Time to Grow
[Charles/Erik, R, 20,964 words]
In which you'll find chess dates that aren't dates (or maybe Charles is wrong about that). – This follows First Class, but turns AU during the beach scene.Not Half As Blinding
[Charles/Erik, PG-13, 29,547 words]
Cuban Beach AU. Charles discovers that death does, in fact, solve everything.Possible Worlds
[Charles/Erik, R, 11,448 words]
Charles woke in a different bed, in a different room. He knew instantly it was different, because Erik was close by.First Impressions
[Erik/Charles, Hank/Raven, Teen, 26,712 words]
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a spouse -- or the nearest set of curtains to hide behind, if you were to believe Mr Charles Xavier. Little does he know that he himself will soon put test to that very truth. What Not To Expect When You're Not Expecting It
[Erik/Charles, Explicit, 9,659 words]
“I wasn’t hiding
it from you. Honestly, I didn’t know for certain until yesterday, which I think we can agree was bad timing and not the sort of thing one springs before the heat of battle,” Charles says earnestly. This is the best kind of crack go read it.