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Star Wars

Always Near by [archiveofourown.org profile] afrai
He couldn't believe he'd made Chirrut Îmwe come untouched. The thought felt like sacrilege, but a spectacularly impressive form of sacrilege. He would feel proud if he wasn't so tired. Baze and Chirrut meet when Chirrut is a sex slave working for the Hutts. And it's not even actually AU. Funny and sad and sweet.

become a blooming place by [archiveofourown.org profile] notbecauseofvictories
Modern AU in which Poe accompanies Finn and Rey to Han's funeral and quietly pines for them. Lovely. (note: it's all lower case, originally posted to tumblr)

Constellation Light by [archiveofourown.org profile] noxelementalist
Rey tries to learn the constellations from D'Qar. Leia helps. GROSS SOBBING.

Illuminations by [archiveofourown.org profile] stitchy
In anticipation of their separation they pass the rest of the night together in accordance with only their own traditions and personal oaths. They speak their prayers into kisses, setting lips to skin like scripture to page. Passion, Attachment, and Emotion - instead of obstacles they are the walls behind which they can take cover in a galaxy rumbling with threat of war. So long as they have each other they know peace and sustenance. Despite what the masters of the Whills may think, their dedication to the Force is not obstructed by their partnership, but in fact magnified between them. What better cause is there to serve a higher power than its promise to bind all things now in the hereafter, them to each other most of all? Really lovely look at Baze and Chirrut from Chirrut's POV, through the end of the Clone Wars and Order 66.

Long Ride Ahead by [archiveofourown.org profile] saellys
This is a really lovely and melancholy AU where Bodhi and Jyn grow up together on Jedha and that changes a few things in the story.

A Proud, Unpleasant Sort of Man by [archiveofourown.org profile] angel_deux
It takes Cassian Andor and Han Solo an embarrassingly long time to realize that they aren't each other's rivals. hee! Boys are dumb. even hotshot smugglers and brilliant rebel spies.

Private Celebration by [archiveofourown.org profile] dreamiflame
Sweet first time for Han and Leia.

A Single Monk in Good Standing Must be in Want of a Bro by [archiveofourown.org profile] scaramouche
Utterly delightful Baze/Chirrut in which Baze is very slow to clue in that his feelings for Chirrut might be returned. <333

The Storm by [archiveofourown.org profile] Valmouth
Lovely slice of introspection as Obi-Wan remembers Satine. *sniffle*

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Avengers

Acquiring a Frame of Reference by [archiveofourown.org profile] jedibuttercup
Thor attends a con. Oh heart.

Clint Barton and the Howling Commandogs by [archiveofourown.org profile] galwednesday
Clint rescues some superdogs, and then Bucky shows up to play with them. Adorable.

darling, hold my hand by [archiveofourown.org profile] irnan
Sweet Steve/Bucky/Natasha with pining oblivious Steve. <3

they're gonna send us to prison for jerks by [archiveofourown.org profile] napricot
It was just—Jack's voice. Southern accent aside, he sounded exactly like Bucky.

At least, Steve thought he did. His inner rational Sam gently suggested it might be wishful thinking. Do you remember his voice well enough to be sure? It had been over seventy years, or nearly five, depending on how you counted, since Steve had properly heard Bucky's voice. His brief interactions with the Winter Soldier didn't count, what with all the agonized screaming and gunfire and shrieking metal. And history hadn't preserved the sound of Bucky's voice. Steve had checked. It had just been Captain America who spoke on all those propaganda films and newsreels, his Howling Commandos silent and relegated to montages and still pictures. He couldn't be too resentful though, not when history had preserved the precious sight of Bucky laughing and smiling, caught in one perfect loop in the Smithsonian.

So maybe Steve just didn't remember Bucky's voice, not perfectly. He'd been half deaf for the better part of their friendship after all. Maybe his memory didn't hold the exact softness of Bucky's voice, its particular pitch. Maybe all the certainty he had left was in how its soothing and smooth tones had meant home and safe when Bucky had read to him when he'd been too sick to read himself. Maybe he could only be sure of the animated rise and fall of Bucky's chatter, the way he'd talked and talked when he got home from work, regaling Steve with the latest neighborhood gossip or the plot of whatever pulp novel he was reading.

Whatever Steve did or didn't remember, however imperfect the memory of Bucky's voice, listening to Jack plucked at some chord in Steve's heart, and set it to thrumming. It didn't matter that Steve was wedged uncomfortably in a tree's branches, it didn't matter that Jack was just talking about equations and math terms Steve didn't know or care about. He sounded like Bucky.
Hilarious and sweet reunion story.

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Spider-Man/Fantastic Four

Keep the Fire Burning by [archiveofourown.org profile] Traincat
In Uncanny Avengers #20, the Red Skull, using Johnny as a psychic puppet, taunted Spider-Man by saying he'd kill Johnny in front of Peter, and it was the most beautiful panel in the whole entire world. Peter and Johnny in the aftermath. Oh boys.

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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*

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Life

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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Star Wars

Acts of Service by [archiveofourown.org profile] afrai
He's prepared to tell Chirrut who sent him, but Chirrut doesn't seem interested. When Baze brings it up, Chirrut only says:

"So it wasn't your idea? That's something."

"Don't you want to know whose idea it was?"

"If I tried to keep track of all the people who want me dead, I wouldn't have time for anything else," says Chirrut.

"They'll try again."

Chirrut spreads his hands, looking pious. "All is as the Force wills it. I am only a humble mendicant and fortune-teller. They will forget me when their anger has faded."

He pauses, then adds, "They weren't Imperial?"

"Say that again," says Baze, "and I'll cut off your tongue."
Lovely story from Baze's POV.

Crowning Glory by [archiveofourown.org profile] imaginary_golux
It has become a ritual they both find soothing, here in this new place: something they can rely on to stay the same, when everything else has changed. For Rey, Finn knows, it is a chance to remind herself that she has, at long last, someone who truly cares for her above all other things. For Finn, it is a chance to turn his deadly hands to a task which is only and purely about love.

So every morning, clean and dressed and nearly ready for the day, Rey sits down on the little stool beside the bed and Finn picks up the soft-bristled brush from their nightstand and begins, slowly and gently, to brush her hair.
Soft and lovely slice of domestic Finn/Rey. <3

Dead Languages on Our Tongues (the Day was Bright and Fine) by [archiveofourown.org profile] dharmaavocado
This is so lovely. Baze and Chirrut would make such great dads. <3

for when my chin is on the ground (i pick myself up) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Phosphorescent
Obi-Wan and his bantha friends on Tatooine. Oh heart.

The Gifted Child by [archiveofourown.org profile] AceQueenKing
"It is not such a bad match, Lord Vader and your daughter."

"I - " he sputters, his mask slipping. She raises an eyebrow, an unmistakable cue. A test. He must tread carefully. "I had not thought of that," he says honestly, mentally kicking himself.

Leia looks so very much like her mother.
Vader dances(!!!) with Leia; Bail has palpitations. <3

halcyon days by [archiveofourown.org profile] songstress
Leia ruminates on a happy memory. *sobs*

Hand in Hand by [archiveofourown.org profile] inlovewithnight
"I thought you lived in poverty, monk," he said the first time, touching the edge of the bowl resting in Chirrut's open palms.

"Poverty, yes." Chirrut sipped the soup and hid his smile behind the bowl. "Starvation is not required."

"A flexible religion." Baze's voice was dry and just slightly edged with amusement. "In my experience, that's the best kind."

Chirrut laughed aloud. "We'll get along well, then."
really lovely backstory for Baze/Chirrut.

Pepper and Thyme by [archiveofourown.org profile] ambiguously
Leia learns to cook, and food is an expression of love. Oh my heart.

Philosophers and Fools by [archiveofourown.org profile] xahra99
Chirrut gets arrested and Baze breaks him out of prison. <3

sine qua non by [archiveofourown.org profile] neverfadingrain
AU where they all survive and as the summary says, Baze finds his way back to the Force.

wrong place, wrong time by [archiveofourown.org profile] hellotailor
'You're not a doctor, are you?'

'I'm a monk,' said Chirrut, and patted him on the chest. 'So if you die from your wounds, I'll know what to do with your spirit.'
Adorable story where Baze and Chirrut meet for the first time on an Imperial prison transport ship.

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Six of Crows

devil side by [archiveofourown.org profile] liminal
Kaz knows he's goading her, sees the anger rise inside her, but he has never had any comfort to offer her, only the cold truth of the way of life they have both chosen, are both inextricably linked to. And it will have to be enough. Inej develops a reputation on the high seas.

take my hand by [archiveofourown.org profile] CoralAcacia
He thought that when she left, he would finally be able to concentrate. But instead he finds himself thinking of her all the time, even when doing the most mundane things. He thinks of Inej when he keeps the books, remembering those afternoons they used to spend together as she fed the crows and laughed to her heart's content and he basked in the glow of her happiness.

He thinks of her when he gets in a tussle, remembers the number of times she counseled him to have mercy. He thinks of her when he walks past the Menagerie, and reminds himself that he cannot burn it down until she is around to see.
Kaz and Inej make small but meaningful progress together. Oh heart.

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Avengers

Backup by [archiveofourown.org profile] MollyC
Clint POV on meeting Bucky when Natasha sends him to back up Steve. Aw heart.

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Little Women

strange familiars by [archiveofourown.org profile] arbitrarily
Jo and Laurie reunite in New York. OTP OF OTPS. *happy sigh*

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Star Wars

Across the Universe by [archiveofourown.org profile] celeste9
In the midst of her training, Luke takes Rey to several planets and shows her something of the galaxy (and his past). Lovely.

and if I were you, I would never let me go by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lizzen
He knows about Organa's daughter, of course. Princess, senator, now a confirmed traitor; famed for her ethical code and her wit. Some even remark that she is beautiful.

Now he knows that she is brave enough to face him unflinching with lies in her mouth.

The Force hums loudly as he considers that there is something impressive about her, and that it burns to know she will break under him – everyone does, after all.
Vader considers Leia during their various encounters. *high pitched squeeing noises*

been living a lonely life by [archiveofourown.org profile] celeste9
Finn thinks if all three of them ever got to be in the same space together at the same time, they might have something. Adorably matter-of-fact Finn/Rey/Poe.

Bodhi's Stars by [archiveofourown.org profile] Vera_DragonMuse
"I believe in that," he gestured to it all. "That it will all still be here. Forever."

"The light of those stars may already be dead," Galen turned to him, hooded eyes burning cold. "What about civilizations? What about all of us? What will the Empire make of us?"

He sucked in a breath, the factory crumbled and a faceless entity never even apologized. Three thousands souls that breathed in and never breathed out again with no more fanfare than a tiny broken piston.

"I don't know," he said again, but this time he met Galen's eyes. "But I don't want to help make it happen anymore."
Tender, heartbreaking look at Bodhi.

The Borderlines We Drew Between Us by [archiveofourown.org profile] celeste9
Poe pines obliviously until Finn and Rey finally clue him in. Lovely.

Death in the Time of the Empire by [archiveofourown.org profile] Deputychairman
He tried not to dwell on it later, but a man has to look his own choices in the eye. You can't pretend when you take a life, especially not to yourself. Sharp, heartbreaking look at Cassian Andor.

Each Is But One by [archiveofourown.org profile] Medie
Everyone lives AU where Chirrut and Baze are rescued by secret Jedi. Very cute.

encircling yavin by [archiveofourown.org profile] yunmin
Lovely look at Wedge Antilles.

Faces by [archiveofourown.org profile] stereobone
"Do you feel it?" Chirrut asks.

The softness of his voice makes Baze shudder. He thinks that maybe he does, or maybe he wants to, for Chirrut. When Baze opens his eyes, Chirrut is very close to him. It doesn't surprise him at all when Chirrut kisses him. Baze's eyes flutter closed again, then open when Chirrut pulls away.

"Was that the Force?" Baze asks. His voice comes out cracked and heavy.

"That was me," Chirrut says, and kisses him again.
Melacholy, heartbreaking Baze/Chirrut, from Baze's POV.

the fine line between recruiting and kidnapping by [archiveofourown.org profile] Gunmetal_Crown
Reprogramming, making new friends, and committing high treason--K-2SO has had a strange day. Perfect little snippet about Kaytoo's reprogramming.

firefly by [archiveofourown.org profile] peradi
(Can droids die he had said to Poe and Poe had said well I suppose everything can die and BB-8 had said but what happens when -- and Pilot-Pava had said what a curious droid and BB-8 buzzed at her Poe reprogrammed me and taught me to think and and Poe's gentle hand on his shell, and droids aren't meant to be calmed by physical contact and yet -- ) *sobs* So many droid feels.

Grant Me This by [archiveofourown.org profile] predilection
AU in which Leia is undercover as an Imperial officer, and Han is her Alliance contact. Lovely.

hold onto me (i'm a little unsteady) by [archiveofourown.org profile] truthtakestime
Rey breaks down. It's kind of an accident.

The General is there to comfort her.
*sobs*

hope lives on by [archiveofourown.org profile] peradi
Bodhi dies. This is what happens afterwards. Or: Bodhi becomes the patron saint of the Resistance. *sniffle*

in the aeroplane over the sea by [archiveofourown.org profile] quadrille
Brief flashes of the Rogue One crew during the movie.

It's Just Gravitational, We Are Unstoppable by [archiveofourown.org profile] jannika
Sweet, lovely Finn/Rey/Poe.

The Last Poem of Jedha by [archiveofourown.org profile] schweinsty
Really beautiful story about Bodhi Rook and love and grief.

Leia Organa: A Critical Obituary – you're always being judged by Malcolm Sheppard
Leia Organa, the politician and revolutionary who led the defeat of the Galactic Empire, died after a short illness. She was 60 years old. Hers was a life laced with controversy concerning everything from her tactics to her very ancestry, but her intelligence, commitment to the Republican cause, and place at the heart of the Rebellion, and later the Resistance against Neo-Imperialism, remains the indisputable core of her legacy.

let your good heart lead you home by [archiveofourown.org profile] salvage
Really lovely Baze/Chirrut.

Levelling Up by [archiveofourown.org profile] Siria
Leia makes Finn an offer. *sobs* This is so lovely.

A Little Thing, and Light by [archiveofourown.org profile] sheffiesharpe
Thoughtful, delicate story of how Bodhi Rook comes to be in Galen Erso's trust.

Obi-Wan and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad (Life) Day by [archiveofourown.org profile] wreckageofstars
Obi-Wan's birthdays tend to be terrible, and this one is no exception. Funny and melancholy.

the possibility of response by [archiveofourown.org profile] goddesspharo
Bodhi and Jyn mourn Galen together. Oh my heart.

Potent by [archiveofourown.org profile] Siria
Leia teases a hungover Han. Adorable.

Remains by [archiveofourown.org profile] Basingstoke
Beautiful melancholy Baze/Chirrut.

They Have Taken Photographs of Our Footprints in the Dust by [archiveofourown.org profile] dharmaavocado
"Hush," Chirrut murmured against his mouth.

"I am not the one talking."

"I can hear your thoughts." Chirrut's fingers slipped beneath his collar. "Be here with me."

"When have I ever been anywhere else?" Baze asked, and kissed the answer from Chirrut's mouth.
Chirrut likes to tell stories about how he and Baze got married. *sobs*

you are my single silence by [archiveofourown.org profile] amillionsmiles
"You can cut a man's legs from under him. That does not mean he kneels," contemplates Chirrut.

"Save your wisdom for a book," replies Baze.

"That's why I'm telling you. Write this down," Chirrut says imperiously, and Baze chuckles, a dry, comforting rasp in his ears.

Faith, Chirrut thinks, is a bit like sand. In small handfuls, it seems barely anything—but gather enough of it, and you could build yourself a beach, an island. A place to stand.
*sobs*

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Avengers

ready, able by [archiveofourown.org profile] circulation
In this story, Sam comes up with the best description of his relationship with Bucky, i.e., grumpy, and centered on beating up HYDRA agents together, so I won't spoil that for you, but hee! I enjoyed it a lot.

Teach What You Know by [archiveofourown.org profile] SharpestScalpel
In which Bucky signs up to teach a self-defense class. Oh heart.

til human voices wake us by [archiveofourown.org profile] Sholio
Soft and lovely story of Steve and Natasha being there when Bucky comes out of cryo in Wakanda.

War Dogs by [archiveofourown.org profile] gwyneth
Bucky's good with dogs. Oh heart.

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DCU

La Belle et la Bête by [archiveofourown.org profile] Unpretty
Bruce gets hit with a curse and calls on Diana to help him break it. Hee!

Office Meeting by [archiveofourown.org profile] Unpretty
When Harley and Ivy pay Bruce Wayne a visit, he has to deal without giving his secret identity away. Hee!

to see me through by [archiveofourown.org profile] Windmire
Dick gets into some trouble and Jason comes to the rescue. Aw batboys.

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Crossovers

Rivers of London/Discworld

Rivers of Ankh-Morpork by [archiveofourown.org profile] melannen
Hilariously in character Rivers of London/Discworld crossover. Oh Peter. It's a good thing he's pretty unflappable.

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Harry Potter

Hogwarts, to welcome you home by [archiveofourown.org profile] FaceChanger
Really lovely AU where Harry comes back to Hogwarts as the DADA professor and finds some contentment for himself.

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