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    1996: 16-year-olds Tony, Steve, Bruce, Thor, Clint and Natasha are playing Dungeons & Dragons at Nat's house when they witness a murder across the street. They all are sent away under witness protection program, along with one of the killer's daughters, who also witnessed it.

    2003: The seven are all back to NYC after Thanos is caught and sentenced to lifetime prison.

    So many things changed, yet so many stayed the same. Follow their story through these seven years, as well as how Gamora (and others) coped with loss, and the challenges they all face upon their return.

    Inspired by the narrative style of Khaled Heissini's 'And the mountains echoed'.

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    4/21
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    10
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    3
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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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    20/?
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    460
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    102
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    It's the late 90s, Sebastian and Ciel meet at the New York club, Aspect in a chance encounter. A goth Sebastian and a very androgynous Ciel get up to debauchery. Will their relationship blossom into something more?

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    4/?
    Comments:
    35
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    38
    Bookmarks:
    5
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    294
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    Antonia (well, Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna, really, but that's the most BORING name in the world, so forget it!) has just turned ten in 1997 and her mother is insistent that she improve in basically everything so she can be like her perfect older sister Christina. How unfair is that?! A diary is the best way to do it, so Carolina tells her, but now she's stuck writing it every day...Ugh!

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    Chapters:
    24/?
    Comments:
    2
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    10
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    265
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    Are you talented, have enhanced skills or seek protection? Then you are in the right place to make yourself a new home. Our academy is more than eager to greet you at our boarding school and help you to achieve a bright and promising future!
    Welcome to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy!

    Lauren Cross is not fond at all of Agent Coulson's recruitment since she doesn't only change high schools, but also has to move to a new country. Yet, against her will, her parents force their 17 years-old daughter to attend to the American boarding school where she meets a bunch of other students that are different, just like her. As if it isn't already difficult enough to adapt to her new life, a certain Tony Stark seems to like to complicate everything for her.

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    44,952
    Chapters:
    11/?
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    6
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    21
    Bookmarks:
    3
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    560
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    Louis' father is apart of a secret organization that keeps vampires off the streets, and away from the human population. But in order to do this, there has to be a compromise. Louis is that compromise.

    "Unholy and sinful is what I'd describe the act as.

    Heavenly and Devine is what I'd describe the feelings and emotions that come with it."

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    11/15
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    73
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    162
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    43
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    3519
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    Tony Stark was always smart, people forget that. He was always resourceful and far too clever for his own good. Only, before, he was angry and young and happened to have friends that were the same.

    It was a stupid idea, created by bored children at auctions and charity galas, named ‘the council of the future’, alluding to their inheritances, how they are the future, how they cannot escape it — or, that's what Tony likes to think. Sunset rolls her eyes and tells him he’s being dramatic.

    Now, they're all older and less naive and a lot more hurt.

    This is gonna be something.

    OR,

    Tony Stark before he was Tony Stark. All of those boring charity galas have to pay off, right? Basically influential, rich, damaged children that are somehow friends. Think Gossip Girl.

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    Chapters:
    9/?
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    38
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    58
    Bookmarks:
    20
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    679
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    The black magic of Mulholland Drive
    Swimming pools under desert skies
    Always on the hunt for a little more time
    Just another LA Devotee

    In the words of Kurt Cobain: "The worst crime is faking it." A city full of sinners and saints, where there are plenty of people who fall into the grey-line in between. Multi-narrative AU set in 90's era LA.

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    English
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    Chapters:
    11/?
    Comments:
    5
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    24
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    9
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    364
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    “Hey, bro, you good?” Chan asked, towel in hand.
    “Actually, I can’t stop thinking about...” Jisung started, interrupting himself with laughter at Chan’s reaction. Clearly, he had been expecting another noncommittal response. “About a boy.”

     

    or, Jisung plays baseball and succumbs to the "jock crushing on a nerd" trope

    title from do you realize? by the flaming lips

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    1/1
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    21
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    162
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    24
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    Ben has lived next door to Rey for ten years now, and he’s been in love with her for most of them. A Christmas break with no one but themselves for company leaves a lot of time for Crash Bandicoot sessions... among other things.

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    Chapters:
    4/4
    Comments:
    430
    Kudos:
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    His face is on the news again. Unsmiling, a little wild-eyed in the flashbulb burst. Awkward bowl cut, split lip. A red bar beneath his chin reads: "106 MINORS SEIZED FROM STATEN ISLAND RELIGIOUS COMPOUND...."
     
    Credence is not technically a minor. Technically, according to the documents folded in a manila envelope on Tina's kitchen counter, he was supposed to have turned twenty-four in November. A minor technicality.

    It’s January, 1996. DOMA is in the works. The newscasters on WNET are inappropriately attractive. Clinton is trying to hold office. People can make phone calls anywhere, cordlessly, from brick sized phones. Credence Barebone has been freed from an abusive religious cult, and nothing makes sense anymore.

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    English
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    40,572
    Chapters:
    8/10
    Comments:
    101
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    125
    Bookmarks:
    15
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    1493
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    He pulled my arm back more before letting go of my hand and whispering in a voice that I would be unable to hear if he wasn’t pressed against me. “Now throw it, Ernst.”

    The rock definitely flew. Not as far or as gracefully as Hanschen’s had, but it skimmed the water like his. I held my breath and counted, one, two, three skips across the surface before it slipped beneath the water.

    “See. I told you that you would remember.”

    When Hanschen stepped away, I felt an odd sense of emptiness. Like I felt better when he was there, guiding my body like his own. I stumbled a bit to catch myself before I tried to lean back into his touch. Hanschen laughed a quiet laugh from behind me. “But you must’ve forgotten how to stand in the process.”

     

    -Title From the song 'Strawberry Blond' by Mitski-

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    11/?
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    8
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    34
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    2
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    320
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    Billy is absolutely not going to fall for the yuppie kid in the GAP jeans who loves Hootie and the Blowfish and Steve is absolutely not going to fall for the bitchy barista who loves Guns N' Roses. Absolutely not.

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    9,345
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    22
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    189
    Bookmarks:
    32
    Hits:
    1173
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    Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes met in the summer of 1985. Bucky belonged to the Barnes family, of Barnes Industries. Steve was a simple Brooklyn boy. It was the best summer of Bucky's life, until one day, Steve stopped showing up to their meeting spot. That was the last he'd heard of Steve Rogers... Until senior year of high school.
    ____

    "Are you sure about this, Buck?" Steve asked him, panting and breathless.

    "Yeah, Steve. I am. Of course I am. Everything in my life has changed for the better, and that's all because of you. You're everything to me. You hold me in your arms, and I'm home. So yeah, I'm sure", Bucky replied.
    ____

    Steve looked him in the eyes, and held him. And Bucky? Well, he was home.

    Language:
    English
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    Chapters:
    19/20
    Comments:
    67
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    169
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    39
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    5057
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    Billy Hargrove really hates his roommate.

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    English
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    Chapters:
    1/1
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    1
    Comments:
    19
    Kudos:
    154
    Bookmarks:
    17
    Hits:
    588
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    A charming take on Tamsin and Bo's first meeting, years earlier than in the show. Tamsin remains confident and sassy, but a scared younger Bo is searching for guidance in a world gone Fae.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
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    3
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    48
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    Years after running away together, Alec and Magnus find themselves faced with hardships they never expected. But together, they find that they have the will to get through anything, no matter what life throws at them.

    This is the sequel to "Box of Rain," following multiple time stamps after the original story.

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    English
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    8,124
    Chapters:
    2/?
    Comments:
    12
    Kudos:
    18
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    192
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    “Do I have to pay you for that service?”

    Language:
    English
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    40,226
    Chapters:
    1/?
    Comments:
    22
    Kudos:
    314
    Bookmarks:
    99
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    4919
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    Magnus lives in two worlds: one of blinding stage lights and the thunder of the adoring crowd stomping its feet to the rhythm of his music; and one of the darkness offstage, a blur of lonely hotel rooms, one-night stands, drugs, and the sting of whiskey.

    Magnus lives in two worlds, both of them stark, bleak, empty - until Alec Lightwood comes along, and everything falls apart.

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    English
    Words:
    21,902
    Chapters:
    5/5
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    161
    Kudos:
    274
    Bookmarks:
    41
    Hits:
    3128
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    It's July 1st, 1991 when Ben sees Rey for the first time.

    He falls in love instantly.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    7,756
    Chapters:
    6/?
    Comments:
    69
    Kudos:
    211
    Bookmarks:
    26
    Hits:
    6968

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