As of 4/1/08, ALL fiction on this journal is unlocked.
This means USE YOUR COMMON SENSE. Only click on and read stories you are legally allowed to access or feel comfortable reading. The headers clearly warn for rating, pairing and anything that may be major "squicks".
All characters depicted in my fiction in sexual situations are consenting adults.
* To look at EVERYTHING I've written, go and look at the *Master List*, which is the post directly below this one. It has everything arranged by pairing and series. In *THIS POST* I talk about how to use it, although it's pretty self-explanatory.
* To find posts by more general parameters like fandom, ship, rating or mood, check out the right hand side of this journal and use the tags. You can also *CLICK HERE* to go to memories, which has the series and drabbles archived.
* A bit overwhelmed? Don't know where to start? Try reading THIS THREAD, where I talk about my stories. (This only covers my series, though, not my oneshots or drabbles.)
Following is a list of my stories, roughly grouped by pairing.Most series on this list have at least one R or NC-17 rated chapter; most of the longer stories have multiple high rated chapters. When you click on a story, read the headers and the warnings, and decide whether or not to continue. If you don't read the headers, it's not my fault if you read something you don't like or are squicked by.
Stories marked by an asterisk (*) are those that I think you should read first in a 'verse, just so you can get the feel of the world or the grounding information you need before exploring the other stories set in the same place.
Chaptered stories that should be read in a set order are numbered, and arranged in tables. My drabbles from the 2008 Drabbles challenge are also in a table, but can be read in any order.
You might notice a few of the stories are on the list a couple of times; this is because they fit under more than one category.
If you notice any problems (link broken, link leading to the wrong story or chapter, a glaring typo, a fic I've left out, etc.) please leave a comment, and I'll fix it ASAP!
Title: It Seems The Stranger's Always You Author:iamshadow Fandom: The Avengers, Marvel Cinematic Universe Pairings: Steve/Tony Rating: PG Word Count: 2,175 Summary:Movie night, my turn, no excuses, no late comers, no pants, Tony mass-emails to everyone. It's the first time in a month that they've all been in the one place, and since Natasha and Clint are both nursing benchable injuries, he can bank on them staying put for at least the next twelve hours. He puts in a massive order for finger foods, and sits back and waits. Content: Team bonding, hurt/comfort, first time, movie night, sequel!fic, cookie, timestamp, Hawkeye's Purple Miniskirt. A/N: So I accidentally wrote a little sequel cookie fic to I Walked A Thousand Miles Just To Slip This Skin. This is the payoff for those who might have wished that Tony and Steve got together in that fic.
Those who haven't seen Hedwig and the Angry Inch might not get the deeper meaning in some of the things that are said, but you should still be able to follow it. And you should see Hedwig if you can, it's a lot of fun. I have the film adaptation on DVD, but I was also lucky enough to see it performed live as part of the 2006 Mardi Gras festival by iOTA, and it was amazing. I hear it's being revived in the US with Neil Patrick Harris playing Hedwig, and I'm certain he can do an awesome job of it, so those who can get to it should try and see it. It's an incredible experience.
Title: One Hundred and Five Percent Author:iamshadow Fandom: Iron Man Movies, Marvel Cinematic Universe Pairings: Tony/Pepper Rating: NC-17 Word Count: 2,175 Summary: “I need a shower,” Pepper says, gathering together a ragged semblance of her usual poise. “And...clothing, really, much more clothing, and don't even say it.” “I didn't say anything. I wasn't going to-” “I know you were because I heard... oh God. I can hear your thoughts,” Pepper says, sounding utterly dismayed. Tony can't help the apologetic smile that slips onto his face. Hi, he thinks at her. Content: Extremis, hurt/comfort, telepathy, sleepy sex, cunnilingus, bots, inspired by fan fiction. A/N: Giftfic for copperbadge This story started out life as a prompt for Sam to write while stoned, post-op. Then I wrote it myself, instead. Basically, I love Sam's Tony post-Extremis fic The Tongues of Men and Angels, and I wanted to see Pepper talking with the bots after she got Extremis. But in IM3, Tony doesn't get Extremis at all, so this story doesn't follow IM3 canon very hard, and it disregards a lot of what happens after the big showdown. However, I couldn't help riffing off scifigrl47's fantastic IM3 coda Far Better Things Ahead, so there are direct references to events in that fic, and an OC from that story is named and discussed. So you'll get more from this story if you've read both of those, but you should be able to follow it without.
Also, by pure coincidence, neatly fills a square on my Trope Bingo Round One card for telepathy/mind-meld, the subversive bit being that it's not actually telepathy, it's just the brain-to-brain version of instant messaging.
Title: What A Guy! Author:iamshadow Fandom: The Avengers, Marvel Cinematic Universe Pairings: Gen Rating: G Word Count: 1,144 Summary: The Hulk doesn't like Thor. Oh, he'll work with him. He'll co-ordinate and co-operate and watch his back if needed. He'll even carry him to safety if he's disabled in combat. But he doesn't like him. Content: Friendship, team bonding, humour, mind control, charisma. A/N: This is totally Tumblr's fault. I saw this post by touchedbymisha which involves this quote by Tom Hiddleston:
"[Chris Hemsworth] is a big boy, and it's all real. There's no CGI. He eats that much chicken, he lifts all that weight, he kick-boxes, he's a Muay Thai champion. I mean, to the point that Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Robert Downey Jr were reduced to just standing around and touching him."
and her own adorable chibi cartoon art of Tony, Clint and Steve prodding at Thor.
My reblog included my comment: Now I kind of want fic where everyone is a bit *chin hands* *sigh* around Thor, because of Godly magnificence, or something, and he’s sat in the middle of it, smug as a cat. …Dammit, I might have to write it…
And the rest is history.
Written partially for the 'mind control' square of my trope-bingo card, but mostly because the plot bunny devoured my brain. Plus, I liked getting to explain Hulk punching Thor in the Battle of New York.
And yes, the title is a Red Dwarf quote. Those of you who have ever seen an episode featuring Ace Rimmer will get the joke.
Title: Your Lips and Mine (sharp as knives, sweet as summer berries) Author:iamshadow Fandom: The Avengers, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hawkeye (Fraction) Pairings: Gen, Steve/Tony, Bruce/Tony Rating: R Word Count: 8,031 Summary: In which Tony Stark kisses and is kissed, makes poor choices and good apologies, and ends up with a family of friends despite himself. Content: Kissing, friendship, road trip, team bonding, humour, hurt/comfort, Christmas, drug use, stoned sex, friends with benefits, stuck together (magic), Bruce's issues, Tony's issues, trolling. A/N: Post-Avengers, fused with elements of Fraction's Hawkeye, most heavily 006 (Six Nights in the Life of Hawkeye). Not IM3, Thor 2 or Winter Soldier compliant, because reasons. Mainly because it was easier not to. This story started out because I looked at my Trope Bingo Rounds One and Two cards and saw a large amount of kissing oriented squares, so I thought I'd write them all if I could. I managed to hit a bunch of others along the way, but whether I've subverted them enough is a matter of opinion, I suspect. For the full list of squares this story covers, please look at the endnotes or the tags, since I didn't want to spoil everything here at the beginning.
Title: The Clock Will Tick Away The Hours Author:iamshadow Fandom: CSI Pairings: Nick/Greg Rating: R Word Count: 4,254 Summary: The bite marks take a week or so to fade, and when they do, you miss them. Content: Hurt/comfort, episode tag, one night stands, comfort sex, awkwardness, mild d/s, biting, bruises. A/N: The canon period of time for this story is between It Was A Very Good Year (s13e04) and Fallen Angels (s13e07), but there are references to events from past seasons, specifically, to A Kiss Before Frying (s11e12). Also, the timeline in this story is kind of stretched out. I know dates as they appear in the eps often correlate to actual air dates/present day, but I haven't gone through and worked it out, so for the purposes of this story, several months go by between the episodes in question.
I am counting this as a light fill for the power dynamics square of my round two Trope Bingo card. I think it counts as being at least a little subversive, because the power dynamics between Nick and Greg aren't the focus of the story, but more a happy accident of compatibility between them once they finally work shit out.
The title comes from a Sinatra song, because Sinatra was the working title of the fic, even though his music barely features.
Title: Murder Backwards Author:iamshadow Fandom: CSI Pairings: Gen, Greg & Nick Rating: G Word Count: 2,263 Summary:Let it go, Warrick says, and though he's a friend, Nick can't just smile and pretend it doesn't matter that Catherine did what she did. Content: Hurt/comfort, episode tag (s07e13: Redrum), friendship. A/N: This isn't a songfic, but in the course of looking for a title for this story, I stumbled across a song called Murder Backwards by Wind In Sails, and by sheer coincidence, the lyrics are all about letting go of the past and moving forwards. It's pretty nice guy-and-guitar melancholy stuff, so if that's your thing, you can watch the film clip on Youtube or buy a digital copy of the album from the band website.
Title: Scar Tissue and Soft Cotton Author:iamshadow Fandom: CSI Pairings: Nick/Greg Rating: PG Word Count: 2,533 Summary: From the way Greg scrapes his composure together whenever anyone walks in his lab, he seems to think or hope that no one else has noticed how fragile he is. You have, but every time you decide to say something, it feels like someone's hand is on your shoulder, holding you back, keeping you from shattering the illusion. It's your instinct to show kindness, but in this case it feels a little too close to cruelty to mention that you've seen the cracks in his armour. Content: Hurt/comfort, episode tag, friends to lovers, first time. A/N: I wrote this fic purely because I wanted to play with the emotional and physical fallout of the lab explosion. Though getting blown up isn't a traditional rite of passage, it was an important part of Greg's evolution and maturation from lab rat to field mouse, so I'm counting this as a fill for my coming of age/rites of passage square for trope_bingo, though I didn't write it with that aim in mind and only checked my card for complementary themes after the story was complete.
Title: Dichotomy Author:iamshadow Fandom: CSI Pairings: Gen, could be read as very subtle pre-slash Nick/Greg Rating: PG Word Count: 5,616 Summary: Science or the supernatural - Greg had to choose. But what if he couldn't? An AU where Greg's life takes a different, more rocky path to meeting the CSI team for the first time. Content: Alternate path, what if? AU, case fic, psychic powers, hurt/comfort. A/N: I recently mainlined all the CSI to get up to date. I'd watched regularly in early years, but had missed much of later seasons, so seeing the series as a whole and watching the characters grow and develop was really interesting. In particular, I loved the revisiting of Greg's heritage and connection to the supernatural, and the storyline of what is essentially a bit of a crisis of faith in Ghosts of the Past. I had a bingo square for 'fork in the road' on my shiny new round two trope-bingo card, so, to subvert it I thought, what if pre-series Greg reached that fork in the road between science and the supernatural, and rather than choosing one path, he kind of got stuck there, unable to definitively commit wholly to either at the exclusion of the other? This is what I ended up with.
Though there are light references to events, places and people through all extant seasons (to the end of Season 13), this story stands pretty well alone, and doesn't have heavy ties to major plot arcs, so should be enjoyable and understandable to a casual viewer.