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    Two years. Two perspectives. Two boy band members secretly in love.

    It's kinda deadly, kinda sweet.

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    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    40
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    3
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    The year is 1997. The man formerly known as Kyril Ren, having long escaped the clutches of the Solntsevskaya Bratva and settled into domestic life with his love, Irena, turns his eyes towards the future with excitement — and doubt.

    The year is ABY 37. The man who calls himself Kylo Ren doubts everything — himself most of all.

    As it turns out, the Force has a funny way of dealing with doubt.

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    Chapters:
    1/5
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    112
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    33
    Hits:
    1218
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    Every Friday, through the thick blanket of cigarette smoke and the stench of stale beer, Sara knew that the girl with the messy mop of cherry-red hair would be there, under the stage lights.

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    Chapters:
    1/2
    Comments:
    6
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    6
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    29
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    Seoul, summer 1993.
    Jungkook is sick of his hell of a life, made of alcohol and too many cigarettes. For once, he listens to his doctor and picks up a new hobby, photography. He takes nothing else but his motorbike and his Polaroid and rides to a city far away.
    Here, he meets the 'Omelas Boys', a not-so dangerous gang of bikers, and Taehyung, a boy that paints sunflowers all day in the silence of an empty field, showered with the burning sun of June.

    // Or

    Jungkook learns that friends can be the best way to find his peace.

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    Chapters:
    9/31
    Comments:
    36
    Kudos:
    94
    Bookmarks:
    22
    Hits:
    1644
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    It's your favorite NCT high school!au set in the totally radical 90's: two rival gangs clash frequently, with the aftermath getting worse and worse by the day. Johnny just wants to be accepted by his dad and Ten just wants the Goon Squad to leave his friends alone. All of them are definitely, definitely, definitely totally 100% not gay.

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    English
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    17,457
    Chapters:
    13/?
    Comments:
    30
    Kudos:
    53
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    528
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    (Hiraeth (Welsh) – a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for lost places of your past.)

    The Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s: welcome to hell.

    As Rey grows up in a country which officially isn't at war, even though its consequences are felt everywhere, she forms a strong bond with Kylo, an odd young man whose personal involvement in the conflict may run deeper than it seems. Years go by, the war rages on and the political plots thicken, and Rey must learn the difference between idealism and doing the right thing, discovering the price of personal happiness.

    Also known as "what happens when you take the Star Wars plot and put it in a real place, in a real time, in a real war." Comes with lots of swearing, awkward flirting, old characters in new roles, angst, feels, drama, fluff, all-round Slavic shenanigans, and references to some pretty cool music.

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    English
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    40,635
    Chapters:
    11/?
    Comments:
    177
    Kudos:
    164
    Bookmarks:
    36
    Hits:
    1671
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    Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Tony Stark, Bucky Barnes, James Rhodes, Carol Danvers, Valkyrie Parrington, Natasha Romanoff, and T'Challa Udaku find themselves in The East Village of New York City in the 90's.

    Sex, drugs, nightlife, money trouble, love, and life under the shadow of the AIDS epidemic. AU loosely based off of the musical & 2005 film RENT.

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    English
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    3,716
    Chapters:
    1/?
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    2
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    3
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    90
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    Lost and lonely while studying in Paris, Antonio soon finds himself getting involved with a local group of activists and advocates for the rights of people living with AIDS. There, he meets a passionate Frenchman and his strange friends, and forms deep bonds with them as he helps them spread their message.

    Inspired by the movie 120BPM/ Art by @thedisappointedidealist12 on tumblr

    Language:
    English
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    13,145
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    2
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    14
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    115
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    Brendon Urie is the bassist in indie-grunge band Linchpin. He’s bisexual, though it’s something he’s always tried to keep hidden, as it’s something he’s always failed to accept about himself. The boy is hopeless. So what happens when trying to juggle a public relationship, a hidden one, and a demanding career becomes too much for him?

    Series
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    4/?
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    10
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    1
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    119
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    Hoseok is the biggest star in all of Korea; Movie offers appear on his doorstep every day of the week and the entire country thinks he is the most handsome man alive. Fame, money, success and looks - he has it all.

    There is one thing Hoseok has never had, however: A scandal.

    Im Changkyun might be the one to change that.

    (alternatively: two lost teenagers find love in the summer of '92.)

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    33
    Kudos:
    92
    Bookmarks:
    23
    Hits:
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    There is Dave with teenage angst; there's Vera with her sense of justice; there's Chuck with his love for all things Disney. Then there is Martha, a dog who is often mistaken for a rug; there are Pyramus and Thisbe, two fat, old cats, who resemble pillows more than actual, living beings.

    And then there are John and Paul, who somehow manage to keep the chaos at bay.

    Aka that modern au where Paul and John are an old married couple, have kids, and live chaotic, good life. No plot - just boring, perfect everyday life on Thomas Lane, Liverpool.

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    English
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    66,812
    Chapters:
    6/?
    Comments:
    65
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    123
    Bookmarks:
    13
    Hits:
    2189
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    Eighteen-year-old Bell Zarcero had her first kiss at a high school party. Somehow, even her expectations weren't low enough.

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    Inspired by Drawbauchery's human AU.

    Language:
    English
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    11,232
    Chapters:
    4/7
    Comments:
    43
    Kudos:
    58
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    361
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    The 90s RomCom AU nobody asked for.

    When Geoff makes a deal with his roommate Ryan in the hopes of making a little extra cash for himself, it takes a while for him to realize that he may be in way over his head when he meets the guy he's supposed to date then dump. Michael Jones isn't the kind of guy Geoff would walk away from, not by a long shot.

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    Chapters:
    23/?
    Comments:
    267
    Kudos:
    160
    Bookmarks:
    28
    Hits:
    2350
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    As a debt ridden aspiring actor, Jimin can't let his past get in the way of his career.

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    23,032
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    54
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    44
    Bookmarks:
    13
    Hits:
    888
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    It's the hottest day yet of 1999, one of the hottest summers on record to date. The rains have already started, and that means summer is soon coming to a close. Normally, Jimin would welcome the coming of fall because he hates the wet muggy heat, the scorching sun, and all of the insecurities and bad decisions and fleeting feelings that come with them.

    But something has changed, and he doesn't know what it is. It might be the putrid smell of cigarette smoke, or the grating way Jungkook talks too loudly about nothing anyone cares about, or it might be the uncomfortable, hot way he touches Jimin at the least appropriate times.

    Jimin doesn't know what it is. But now, he's not sure he's ready for summer to be over just yet.

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    English
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    15,490
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    18
    Kudos:
    153
    Bookmarks:
    49
    Hits:
    1744
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    In 1817 magic was returned to England, and Jonathan Strange and Gilbert Norrell were removed from it.
    Over 170 years later, John Segundus is visiting York for the first time. Everything is new, except from the things that seem familiar. The magic of the North tickles his skin and seems to welcome him. He isn't sure what it means.

    Language:
    English
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    81,537
    Chapters:
    21/?
    Comments:
    117
    Kudos:
    111
    Bookmarks:
    9
    Hits:
    1415
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    "He could get used to sitting next to Yoongi like this. To have him around. To have the band around. To smile and feel happy. To see Yoongi sitting in front of an instrument and having him play just for him.

    'If this was my happy ending,' Jimin thinks, resisting the urge to lean his head on Yoongi's shoulder, 'if I wasn't who I am, I'd just let you have me whenever you want. You could have me anytime.'"

     

    As spring turns into summer, school band Cotton Candy unexpectedly loses its singer and the members are forced to look for a new vocalist. Six boys find one in the form of the promiscuous pink haired boy Park Jimin who makes a home in their hearts and finally finds a place he belongs.

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    English
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    239,518
    Chapters:
    25/25
    Comments:
    1954
    Kudos:
    5809
    Bookmarks:
    1214
    Hits:
    88765
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    On the first day of senior year, Jimin opens his locker to find a note and a mixtape titled: "the end of summer."

    Language:
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    Chapters:
    4/4
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    822
    Bookmarks:
    349
    Hits:
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    Overwatch Magazine is set to publish an exclusive article to raise millions for charity. Nature photographer McCree is asked to do a world tour photoshoot with one notorious media celebrity, Genji Shimada. No one is too happy about it, but no one is backing down either, least of all McCree.

    (A convoluted photographer/model AU set in the 1990s.)

    Language:
    English
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    2,913
    Chapters:
    1/?
    Comments:
    8
    Kudos:
    47
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    266
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    The year is 1994. The Iron Curtain has come down, the oligarchs have begun their rise to power, and Kyril Ren, a powerful member of the infamous crime syndicate Solntsevskaya Bratva, has been given a job: hunt down an estranged uncle who has been snitching to the FBI.

    Irena, nicknamed Rey by her adoptive father Luke, is a Krav Maga instructor in New York who has finally been able to obtain her original birth certificate from Russia. Turns out she was born in a little village named Vershinino, but if she wants to know more than that… she’s going to have to go there herself.

     

    TL;DR: What up here's a Russian Mafia AU.

    Language:
    English
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    118,605
    Chapters:
    12/12
    Comments:
    1426
    Kudos:
    995
    Bookmarks:
    378
    Hits:
    16201

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