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[Hockey RPF – PKessel/Bozak] cathedralhearts – freedom is granted as soon as the damage arrives

Title: freedom is granted as soon as the damage arrives
Author: cathedralhearts
Rating: R || Status: Complete
Summary: The name on Tyler’s wrist reads Philip. The scrawl is exactly the same as the one across the back of Phil’s credit cards, along his contract extensions and on the mortgage paperwork for his condo.
It’s on Tyler’s wrist and it’d be fine, it really would, except Phil’s wrist reads Brittany.

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[Hockey RPF – Crosby/Malkin] oflights – Bow and Arrow

Title: Bow and Arrow
Author: oflights
Rating: NC-17 || Status: Complete
Summary: The one where Sidney gets left at the altar and takes Geno with him on his would-be honeymoon.

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[TAI/JoBros – Mike/Kevin] Solarcat – A Mess Like You Wouldn’t Believe

Title: A Mess Like You Wouldn’t Believe
Author: Solarcat
Rating: PG-13 / NC-17 || Status: Complete
Summary: In which Kevin Jonas gets lost twice and is found each time, and Mike Carden is almost (but really not) a fourteen-year-old girl. Or, a story about getting lost and finding more than just your way. [An obsessively-close-to-canon!AU.]

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[Hockey RPF – Crosby/Malkin] The Hoyden & twentysomething – And Never Been Kissed

Title: And Never Been Kissed
Author: The Hoyden & twentysomething
Rating: NC-17 || Status: Complete
Summary: Sid didn’t introduce himself in the hallway, and he certainly doesn’t assume that people know who he is. So it would only be polite to thank Malkin again, this time more personally.
He could write him a letter. An email? No, a letter.

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[Sherlock – Sherlock/John] Jupiter_Ash – A Study in Winning

Title: A Study in Winning
Author: Jupiter_Ash
Rating: NC-17 || Status: Complete
Summary: John and Sherlock are professional tennis players and it’s Wimbledon. One is a broken almost was at the end of his career, the other an arrogant rising star tipped for greatness. It should have been a straightforward tournament. It really should have been. How were they to know that a chance encounter would change everything?

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[Sherlock – Gen] BlackEyedGirl – Classical Cryptanalysis

Title: Classical Cryptanalysis
Author: BlackEyedGirl
Rating: PG-13 || Status: Complete
Summary: Mycroft finds Sherlock’s note where his credit card should be. [Written for a fic_promptly prompt. Spoilers for The Reichenbach Fall]

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[Sherlock – Gen] nox_candida – Getting Better

Title: Getting Better
Author: nox_candida
Rating: PG-13 || Status: Complete
Summary: Tristram Holmes dreads attending his new primary school, fearing he’ll be teased and bullied as usual. Only, nothing goes exactly as he thinks it will when he finds himself with a seemingly unlikely friend in Emily Watson.

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[Star Trek – Spock/Kirk] spicyshimmy – The Marriage of True Minds

Title: The Marriage of True Minds
Author: spicyshimmy
Rating: R || Status: Complete
Summary: Prince S’chn T’gai Spock of Vulcan, engaged to Prince James Tiberius Kirk of Earth through an arrangement made by their parents many years ago, writes to his intended on the day of his birth in the interest of diplomacy. Jim is not interested in diplomacy. Though there is no precedent set for the commencement of a written correspondence begun due to these specific parameters, I will strive to maintain, to the best of my abilities and with ample preparatory research previously conducted, the appropriate level of formality between us, based on a number of factors, primarily examples of a similar nature.

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[The Losers – Gen] beardsley – It Takes a Thief

Title: It Takes a Thief
Author: beardsley
Rating: PG-13 || Status: Complete
Summary: Jensen gets commissioned to steal a hard drive. It goes downhill from there. In which: there are daring escapes, Cougar is thrown out of dangerous places twice, cat burglars should never be uncuffed and Jensen meets the good guys. Sort of.

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[The Losers – Cougar/Jensen] NewYorkReload – We Know How it Works

Title: We Know How It Works (The World Is No Longer Mysterious)
Author: NewYorkReload
Rating: R || Status: Complete
Summary: Cougar keeps popping up next to Jensen after that. And much like Jensen’s sudden influx of facial hair, Jensen decides to keep him. (Sequel to We Aspire To Be Reasonably Sane People)

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[The Losers – Gen] storm_petrel – Next of Kin (We’re All Born Renegades)

Title: Next of Kin (We’re All Born Renegades)
Author: storm_petrel
Rating: R || Status: Complete
Summary: The first time Jensen meets Max, he’s cuffed to a chair with a dislocated jaw. Things don’t improve significantly from this point onwards.

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[Star Trek – Spock/Kirk/Uhura] jouissant – (I Got Those) Worried Blues

Title: (I Got Those) Worried Blues
Author: jouissant
Rating: NC-17 || Status: Complete
Summary: Following his recovery from the Khan incident (and Spock and McCoy’s decision to conceal the truth about what exactly brought him back), Jim finds himself facing down a Starfleet review board. When he’s placed on administrative leave and has his command ability called into question, the obvious next step is to drink copiously and accidentally ask Spock out to dinner. But then he’s abducted by mysterious forces, and suddenly relationship negotiations are the least of everyone’s worries as Spock, Uhura, and McCoy try to pin down Section 31 and cope with the possibility that their worst fears for Jim may have come to pass.

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[Star Trek – Spock/McCoy] notboldly – Scarred Beautiful

Title: Scarred Beautiful
Author: notboldly
Rating: NC-17 || Status: Complete
Summary: McCoy had never put much credence in judging people based on their scars, probably because he had more than a few himself.

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[Star Trek – Spock/Kirk, Spock/T’Pring, Stonn/T’Pring] what_alchemy – On Restless Pinions

Title: On Restless Pinions
Author: what_alchemy
Rating: NC-17 || Status: Complete
Summary: When Stonn goes into pon farr, T’Pring must break her bond with Spock, which has unforeseen consequences. But that’s not where their story starts.

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[Star Trek – Spock/Kirk] spicyshimmy – The Sum of Both of Us

Title: The Sum of Both of Us
Author: spicyshimmy
Rating: NC-17 || Status: Complete
Summary: Jim Kirk is nine when a massacre on Tarsus IV leaves him without a family and without a home. Spock is twelve when a strange boy in the desert saves his sehlat. Families aren’t born; they’re made. The look in mother’s eyes at his correction remained a mystery long after the colors of the night sky and the complex patterns of distant nebulae had become translatable by means of distinct and relatively straightforward equations.

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[Marvel – Steve/Tony] foxxcub – Bulletproof

Title: Bulletproof
Author: foxxcub
Rating: NC-17 || Status: Complete
Summary: At age fifteen, Steve Rogers had been in love with Tony Stark.
By age twenty, he’d (mostly) gotten over it. And then he promptly became Tony Stark’s fuck buddy.

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[Night Vale – Carlos/Cecil] Margo_Kim – What We’ve Got Here

Title: What We’ve Got Here
Author: Margo_Kim
Rating: PG-13 || Status: Complete
Summary: Carlos’s reaction to the first date involves a lot more anguished cries than Cecil’s, though to be fair, they’re only anguished cries of “Why did I do that, why did I say that, why am I allowed to interact with other people” so they’re still better than at least eighty percent of Night Vale’s late night wails.

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[Night Vale – Carlos/Cecil] novembersmith – The Temporal Tornado

Title: The Temporal Tornado
Author: novembersmith
Rating: G || Status: Complete
Summary: A temporal tornado reduced our most beloved scientist, Carlos, into a darling little toddler version of his already darling self, didn’t it? Yes it did, oh yes it did! Plus, a jellyfish migration is underway, a mysterious series of unexplained crevasses are appearing in the streets of Night Vale, and valuable advice is provided on the care and feeding of children.

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[Star Trek – Spock/Kirk/Uhura] ninhursag – It’s the Grammar of Skin (peel it back, let me in)

Title: It’s the Grammar of Skin (peel it back, let me in)
Author: ninhursag
Rating: NC-17 || Status: Complete
Summary: In the tense aftermath of the Narada, Spock and Uhura break things off. Kirk may possibly object to this a little (or a lot). Then there’s the standard away mission of doom that changes everything.

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[Star Trek – Spock/Kirk] Deastar – So Wise We Grow

Title: So Wise We Grow
Author: Deastar
Rating: R || Status: Complete
Summary: “Commander Spock, we have located your son,” the Vulcan lady on the screen says, which would be great, except Jim can tell by the look on Spock’s face that he’s never heard of this kid before in his life. “If it is expedient, the child will be sent to join you on the Enterprise within the week.”

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