ratcreature + characterstudy + het   43

Fault Lines - lucymonster - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"Look kid," says the proprietor, "you seem nice. But I run a solid business here. I need people I can trust." Every elite security agency in the world wants a shot at him, and he can’t fucking beg his way into a menial job throwing drunks out of a strip club.

Or: after the collapse of SHIELD and Hydra, Bucky Barnes tries to build a new life for himself.

captainamerica  het  buckybarnes  characterstudy  originalcharacter  post-movie  length-short  lucymonster  bucky/ofc  recovery  food  angst  bar 
april 2016 by ratcreature
The Right Thing in the Wrong Way - igrockspock - Iron Man (Movies), The Avengers (2012), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
People don't ask why Pepper sticks by Tony as often as they should, and if they did, she probably wouldn't tell them the truth: that he's never left her alone on the one day she actually needs him.
ironman  avengers  tony/pepper  het  igrockspock  length-short  characterstudy 
january 2014 by ratcreature
Wild Dedication - samalander - The Avengers (2012), Marvel (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
From the prompt Outsider perspective(s) (another Avenger or S.H.I.E.L.D. agent) at various points in their relationship--first meeting, early days, friendship, get together, etc. - Five people who knew exactly what Clint and Natasha were up to, and one who wished he didn't.
avengers  fivethings  het  clintbarton  clint/natasha  natasharomanov  pepperpotts  thor  buckybarnes  wintersoldier  mariahill  characterstudy  length-short  samalander  coulson  pov-multiple  outsider_pov  shield 
october 2013 by ratcreature
The ruin fed upon you - everythingispoetry - The Avengers (2012), Iron Man (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Tony leaves the old self behind and becomes a new person – twice. The first time, after Afghanistan, it worked. The second time, after Extremis, not so much.
ironman  tonystark  pepperpotts  everythingispoetry  length-short  post-movie  het  tony/pepper  depression  angst  characterstudy 
august 2013 by ratcreature
All Things Have Small Beginnings - grecianviolet - Prometheus (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
He knows he does not feel things the way human beings do. He tries. But he is not certain that he wants to be like them, anyway. An exploration of David: before, during, and after the events of Prometheus.
prometheus  het  elizabethshaw  david8  david8/elizabeth  length-medium  grecianviolet  during-movie  elizabethshaw/charlieholloway  characterstudy  meredithvickers  peterweyland  charlieholloway 
january 2013 by ratcreature
Eggshell - stickmarionette - X-Men: First Class (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
He lives in the hope of surprises. The good kind, of course, but sometimes anything will do.

Erik is the best surprise he's ever had (long before he's the worst). The most powerful telepath on the planet could never be a pacifist.
x-men  length-short  charlesxavier  eriklehnsherr  pov-xavier  powerful-xavier  raven  stickmarionette  during-movie  telepathy  slash  het  charles/erik  charles/moira  moira  post-firstclass  characterstudy  pre-canon 
november 2011 by ratcreature
labingi | Raven, Erik, Charles Fic: Revised
Who is Mystique if not Magneto's follower? A reinterpretation of the end of X2 in the light of Raven as Charles's sister; implied AU for X3.
x-men  characterstudy  pov-raven  het  impliedslash  erik/raven  charlesxavier  raven  eriklehnsherr  post-x2  labingi  length-short  estranged 
august 2011 by ratcreature
Homecoming by Nath - Stories - Henneth Annûn
Arwen returns home from Lothlórien. Elrohir's response to her on her betrothal is less than warm.
lotr  pre-lotr  het  aragorn/arwen  arwen  elladan  elrohir  findingout  nath  betrothal  giftofmen  length-short  pov-elrohir  characterstudy  pov-3rd 
february 2011 by ratcreature
Aspects of Aragorn by Inzilbeth
This is Aragorn's story, told in forty-two individual tales, which span from the day of his naming to the penning of 'The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen'. Each chapter explores a different aspect of his life and, collectively, they draw together all the known facts at our disposal into one strictly canon-based saga. Winner at 2009 MEFA Epilogue: 'The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen' This story is now complete.
lotr  length-novel  aragorn  pov-multiple  pov-1st  pov-3rd  het  aragorn/arwen  arwen  pre-lotr  during-ringwar  postwar  fourth-age  rebuilding  gondor  rohan  arnor  dunedain  elladan  elrohir  elrond  gilraen  halbarad  pathsofthedead  denethor  rivendell  young-aragorn  angst  orcs  trolls  fighting  galadrien  gandalf  gollum  palantir  characterstudy  introspection  injury  injured-aragorn  inzilbeth 
february 2011 by ratcreature
land of sharp pointy things - "No Beach to Walk On," Star Trek reboot, Kirk/various
No Beach to Walk On," Star Trek reboot, rated PG-13 for non-explicit sex. Kirk/Gaila, Kirk/McCoy, Kirk/Uhura, implied Kirk Prime/Spock Prime, background Spock/Uhura. ~1600 words.

Summary: Four times Kirk isn't in love, and one time he is.
startrek  st:aos  jamestkirk  spock  uhura  slash  het  kirk/uhura  kirk-prime/spock-prime  spock/uhura  kirk/mccoy  fivethings  kirk/gaila  length-short  penknife  pov-kirk  pov-3rd  characterstudy 
september 2010 by ratcreature
Incurable Coffee Abuser - Chasing the Sunrise
What's it like to be a teenager on Vulcan? A slice of life piece in the DNSB universe, where young Spock explores friendship, love, life, and makes choices that will define him for years to come. (Reads fine as a stand-alone.)
startrek  st:aos  het  vulcan  spock  kianspo  t'pol  spock/ofc  originalcharacter  characterstudy  introspection  starfleet  amanda  gol  teenage-spock  pre-canon  unrequitted  crush  length-medium  pov-spock  pov-3rd 
march 2010 by ratcreature
captanddeastar: Star Trek Fic: How Many Roads? or, 27 Times Jim Kirk Hit On Nyota Uhura, part 1/2
After the bar fight, Nyota thinks to herself that if this is what being hit on by Jim Kirk leads to, she’s very glad she’s never going to have to see him again.
startrek  st:aos  het  spock/uhura  kirk/uhura  uhura  spock  jamestkirk  pov-uhura  futurefic  characterstudy  friendship  length-medium  pov-3rd  academy  wackyaliens  nonhumanoidaliens  captanddeastar  trapped  humor  flirting  bar  barfight 
december 2009 by ratcreature
azephirin | Chase to the Cut — Star Trek: XI — girl!Kirk/McCoy — R
Women with short hair always look as if they have somewhere else to go. Women with long hair tend to look as if they belong where they are.
startrek  st:aos  genderswap  au  kirk/mccoy  het  academy  azephirin  childabuse  female-kirk  sexualabuse  abused-kirk  length-short  pov-mccoy  pov-3rd  tense-present  leonardmccoy  jamestkirk  characterstudy  pre-canon  haircut 
october 2009 by ratcreature
Fic: Not Her Body, But Her Life (Spock/Uhura, Amanda)
They do not hold a human funeral for Amanda. Later, Spock will wonder if this was a mistake.
Rating: PG
startrek  st:aos  het  spock/uhura  spock  uhura  amanda  igrockspock  pov-spock  grieving  pov-3rd  characterstudy  length-short 
september 2009 by ratcreature
to wrap me in paper - 819 / Fic - SGA - your mouth as some surprise
Written for [info]villainny, for the prompt "Either (or both) being in a situation that is out of their natural element - working together."
sga  het  offworld  siriaeve  rodneymckay  teylaemmagan  rodney/teyla  stranded  alienculture  monks  religion  teachers  teacher!rodney  wraith  firsttime  pov-3rd  pov-teyla  length-medium  injury  injured-teyla  rescue  characterstudy 
march 2009 by ratcreature
Sheppard's Law
"Weird? You don't know what weird is. Weird is being in a-- with the-- and the crazy alien--" He stopped, incoherent, hands flailing. "And then your best friend is twelve, and you're his piano teacher. That--now, you're talking weird!"
sga  slash  het  ancienttech  cesperanza  mckay/sheppard  afghanistan  earthside  offworld  antarctica  timetravel  messagefromthefuture  sheppard/nancy  sheppard/omc  school  pre-canon  hypothermia  flying  johnsheppard  rodneymckay  music  pianist-rodney  wackyaliens  atagene  neardeath  drunk  drowning  comingout  iraq  humor  cursed-sheppard  badluck  kidnapping  length-long  pov-3rd  pov-sheppard  pov-rodney  pov-multiple  characterstudy  tense-past  firsttime 
march 2009 by ratcreature
The Sunshine of Your Love
Rita worries, sometimes. Spoilers through season two of Dexter.
dexter  rita  dextermorgan  dexter/rita  het  characterstudy  yuletide2007 
december 2007 by ratcreature

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