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Harry Potter: In the House of Horus (Fic)

Fandom: Harry Potter

Title: In the House of Horus
Author: hikarievandar
Characters/Pairings: Bill Weasley/Harry Potter
Rating: Explicit
Word count: 2430
Summary: Trapped in the warding chamber of an Egyptian tomb, Harry and Bill must make a sacrifice to the goddess Hathor in order to escape.

Why I like it: It’s pretty much a bit of fuck-or-die-scenario porn with wonderfully wry Harry characterisation and something that amounts to hot ritual sex. Do you honestly need to know more?

Link: In the House of Horus
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X-Men: First Class: Timeline series (Fic)

Fandom: X-Men: First Class

Title: Timeline Series
Author: unforgotten
Characters/Pairings: Charles/Erik, background Raven/Hank, Armando/Alex
Rating: Explicit
Word count: 31625
Summary for the first fic in the series: After Magneto of an X2-ish future succeeds in the unthinkable, Charles sends his consciousness back to 1962 to guide Erik away from the path that will lead to the genocide of the human race forty years hence.
Charles knows that Erik has always loved him, and intends to use this knowledge + sex to seduce Erik away from his ideals in his youth.
There's no way this well-thought-out, sensible, debugged and 100% bulletproof plan can possibly go wrong.

Why I like it: Read my rec on epic_recs here.

Link: Timeline series
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Agent Carter: i broke my bones playing games with (Fic)

Fandom: Agent Carter

Title: i broke my bones playing games with
Author: mooosicaldreamz
Characters/Pairings: Peggy Carter/Angie Martinelli and past Steve/Peggy
Rating: Teen
Word count: 22029
Summary: Captain America wakes up and causes quite the scene too, bursting into the middle of Times Square and turning circles around in wonder. The video plays over and over on the news, which Angie watches then, over and over, at the diner. There’s the gorgeous Peggy Carter, at the center of a storm of suits and Escalades, staring up at the big lights. She doesn’t look a day over 26, and honestly, Angie thinks she looks beautiful. Modern day AU where Peggy is Captain America.

Why I like it: Read my rec on epic_recs here.

Link: i broke my bones playing games with
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Final Fantasy VII/Final Fantasy X: Modulation (Fic)

Fandom: Final Fantasy VII/Final Fantasy X

Title: Modulation
Author: siskin (siskinsplace)
Characters/Pairings: Tidus/Yuna, Aeris
Rating: G
Word count: 2288
Summary: An unexpected meeting on the Farplane...

Why I like it: This is a wonderful, quiet and hopefully little gen fic with some Tidus/Yuna in the background. Tidus is on the farplane now and is still processing what he has learned about himself. He seems to be on the verge that his not being real means that there’s never going to be a way out of this place where he is now. And then he wanders into the Lifestream or something and Aeris sends him on with a bit more hope.

There’s a nice bit of introspection and the Aeris voice rings so wonderfully true. And it’s so her, that she would still be meddling in people's affairs in the afterlife if she saw the chance of someone finding happiness.

Link: Modulation
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Marvel (616 comics): Breaker of Horses (Fic)

Title: Breaker of Horses
Author: sineala
Characters/Pairings: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word count: 47943
Summary: What do you do when the Roman Empire you were raised to love consigns you to the sands of the arena? Antonius is a prince of the Dacians, captured in war and sold as a gladiator. He yearns for his freedom. Stephanos -- the last living centaur -- is his fellow slave and trainer. Centuries old, disillusioned by a Rome that has become a shadow of itself, Stephanos has all but given up on life... until he meets Antonius, and both of their lives are forever changed.

Why I like it: Read my rec on epic_recs here .

Link: Breaker of Horses
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Harry Potter: Future Days (Fic)

Fandom: Harry Potter

Title: Future Days
Author: gryffindorj
Characters/Pairings: Harry Potter/Sirius Black
Rating: Explicit
Word count: 7904
Summary: Harry's been spending nights in the attic at Grimmauld Place wondering about the man his godfather had been. Flirting, frotting, kissing, anal sex, hand jobs. Not necessarily in that order.

Why I like it: Well, does “Flirting, frotting, kissing, anal sex, hand jobs. Not necessarily in that order,” give a hint? ^.^

It’s a really nice set-up and very well executed. Harry finds a magical clock that sends him back through time and he feels a longing to meet Sirius. When he actually meets the man - before things go wrong for him and he ends up in Azkaban - flirting ensues and Harry is quite surprised at himself for being as forward as he is, but it’s wonderful to see how he copes with all that’s going on, having recollections of future!Sirius and falling into easy banter on flirting with the Sirius right in front of him and realizing new things about Sirius and his life at a time before Harry was ever part of his life. This is an older Harry who is in Auror training and even that makes it easy for Sirius to like this sexy, flirty stranger - enough for him to follow his instincts.

There’s so much longing and so much heart-break, but still this sliver of hope and true connection there, that makes it just perfect. They are both so strong and funny and at the same time raw and fragile. It’s very interesting and very in character.

And it’s hot. So there you have it.

Link: Future Days
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Final Fantasy VII: Be Bold, But Not Too Bold (Fic)

Fandom: Final Fantasy VII

Title: Be Bold, But Not Too Bold
Author: memoriamvictus
Characters/Pairings: Tifa Lockheart/Vincent Valentine
Rating: Explicit
Word count: 16 848
Summary: "I mostly abandoned the idea once I'd managed to make you cry," he admitted, "and finding out you think I'm a pedophile nailed the lid on that mostly shut." For bleuwyn. Hope it proved worth the wait!

Why I like it: This is one of the recs I made for epic_recs. You can read it here.

Link: Be Bold, But Not Too Bold
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Doctor Who (Classic): Synchronicity (Fic)

Fandom:

Title: Synchronicity
Author: Joan Milligan (fantasyjax)
Characters/Pairings: Fourth Doctor/Romana
Rating: Explicit
Word count: 1526
Summary: There can never be enough Four/Romana porn with temporal mechanics stream of consciousness in it.

Why I like it: The summary says it all actually. This is a wonderful look at the inner workings of Time Lord sex and intimacy. The way the stream of consciousness style narrative explores how time and Time Lord telepathy come into play is truly wondrous.

Link: Synchronicity
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MCU/Avengers Movies: Desiderata (Fic)

Fandom: MCU/Avengers Movies

Title: Desiderata
Author: stereobone
Characters/Pairings: Loki/Tony Stark
Rating: Explicit
Word count: 30 248
Summary: Tony doesn't know anything about love. He's convinced himself it's for the best.

Why I like it: I suppose the amazing thing about this is that it was written so early in the game and still is one of the few Loki/Tony stories that doesn’t completely fail on the characterisation side for me. It’s intensely in in character, it’s not about Tony going evil, about Loki having been secretly good and nice all this time, it’s about circumstances and complex slightly broken characters that get shoved together and have to deal with it. They are both not woobified, but very much themselves.

The premise of the whole thing is that Amora hits Loki with a love spell during a fight and the first thing he sees is Tony, thus the enchantment makes him love Tony. It’s clearly not by choice and he fights it, but he ends up having to stay and live at the tower to be close to Tony anyway.

Why is it so good? Honestly go read it. The way Tony and Loki deal with the enchantment is wonderful and makes sense and it leads to both of them having wonderful character arcs. It’s so well written that I don’t even have words for it. It's also hot. ^^

Link: Desiderata
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Kingdom Hearts/Final Fantasy VII: Disconnect (Fic)

Fandom: Kingdom Hearts/Final Fantasy VII

Title: Disconnect
Author: justira
Characters/Pairings: Gen with hints of Squall/Rinoa
Rating: None/Auhtoh chose not to give one (I'd rate it teen)
Word count: 3734
Summary: He has experience dealing with sorceresses.

Why I like it:This fic is intense and beautiful and answers two very interesting questions that I always have to ask myself in connection with Kingdom Hearts: How did all the FF worlds up being one world - and what happened with the rest of the FFVIII crowd. This answers what happened to Rinoa specifically and explores how Squall got to be Leon in a very compelling way, involving Time Compression and fighting sorceresses. In this case it's Maleficent. The whole piece brings out the fierce loyalty in Squall.

The language and the way scenes flow into each other makes this perfect. It’s clear how memories are affected, how upsetting and terrible the momentum of the spells and changes around Squall are to him.

The story makes ample use of FFVIII lore form GFs to sorceresses and knights and the time compression and paves the way for Squall becoming Leon in Kingdomhearts.

It’s a compelling read and it deserves more love!

Link: Disconnect