Learn to Go It Alone by Ember Nickel The pawn is the soul of chess. (Dark Fic Exchange 2021 gift for SegaBarrett.)
K+, English, Angst, words: 1k+, 5/2, Florence V.
i know things now (but i never thought it would hurt like this) by IceK04 Florence leaves the same night that the international press announces the winner of the 1989 world chess championship. (Past Anatoly Sergievsky/Florence Vassy, kinda angsty. Rated T for language)
T, English, Angst & Romance, words: 1k+, 2/1, Anatoly S., Florence V.
1Knight and Pawn » by Auburn Red After a tragic car accident, Freddie is left to raise Florence and Anatoly's son. How will he cope as the single father of a pre-teen? How will the two live together when they are coming apart at the seams? Warning:MAJOR CHARACTER DEATH
T, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 3, words: 32k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, updated: 12/16/2020 published: 5/13/2020, Anatoly S., Freddie T., Florence V., OC
The Deal (Partner) by Ember Nickel "You're extraterrestrial beings," said Florence numbly. "Why would you want to learn chess?" [Just Married 2020 gift for SegaBarrett.]
K+, English, Sci-Fi & Humor, words: 1k+, 11/26/2020, [Florence V., Freddie T.]
The Origins of Chess by deeplyshallow It's 1956 and in three different parts of the world, four children sit in front of a chessboard, not knowing the pieces are already in place for the day they all will meet.
K+, English, Angst & Romance, words: 1k+, 7/13/2020, [Svetlana S., Anatoly S.] Freddie T., Florence V.
The Devil Next To Me by Ember Nickel Anatoly doesn't have a lot of talents. But he's very, very good at one thing, and if the stories are true, that might be just the skill he needs. [Flash exchange gift for Morbane.]
T, English, Tragedy & Supernatural, words: 1k+, follows: 1, 8/25/2019, [Anatoly S., Florence V.]
2 Black and White and Read All Over by Ember Nickel From the chess columns of the New York Times. [Worldbuilding 2019 gift for weakinteraction.]
K, English, words: 1k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 5/7/2019, Anatoly S., Freddie T., Reporters
Optimistic and Encouraging Times by Ember Nickel Half of the worlds are watching. [Space AU, Chocolate Box 2019 treat for apatternedfever.]
T, English, Sci-Fi & Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 2/21/2019, [A. Molokov, Walter D.]
2 Huszár by Masked Man 2 "The storm had broken ten minutes ago. Although that was putting it rather catastrophically. On the whole the sky's wrath built slowly, more lazy than ominous in Florence's mind. Yet the tension in the room seemed something living, passing her rudely by to curl around Freddie's rigid form like an unwelcome lover."
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 2, follows: 2, 9/1/2018, Freddie T., Florence V.
3Eyes » by zedille What does Svetlana represent to the others in Bangkok? A series of drabbles about what she is - pawn, woman, wife - to each of the other characters. So far: Molokov, Anatoly, Florence, Freddie, and Walter. Viigand (?) is next.
K+, English, Drama & Angst, chapters: 6, words: 1k+, favs: 3, follows: 2, updated: 3/15/2018 published: 4/9/2010, Anatoly S., Florence V., Svetlana S., A. Molokov
1 To Love A Stranger by Ember Nickel Florence gets roped into giving an interview. Frederick's mother sees the broadcast. [Chocolate Box 2018 gift for SegaBarrett.]
K+, English, Family & Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 2, 2/27/2018, Freddie T., Florence V.
1Gone » by goandneverlookback What happened before Chess? And what happened after? Story following Florence Vassy as she enters the world of competitive chess through events after Anatoly's return to the Soviet Union. Rated T for domestic violence and mature-ish content
T, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 41, words: 27k+, favs: 2, follows: 2, updated: 9/19/2017 published: 4/16/2017, Anatoly S., Freddie T., Florence V.
Road To Victory by Vaecordia "Listen, I had thought," Trumper says as he strolls into the lavish room. He turns around to face the other. "I can help you." Confidence is omnipresent in his voice, and Anatoly isn't sure he likes the sound of it. Anatoly/Freddie, and some angst.
K, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, words: 2k+, favs: 1, 6/11/2017, Anatoly S., Freddie T.
2 smiling too sweetly by zedille If nothing else, Svetlana is an actress: the first meeting with Anatoly and Florence in Bangkok.
K+, English, Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 2, 12/19/2016, Anatoly S., Florence V., Svetlana S., Walter D.
11Love after chess » by TempeGeller After the championship, Florence waits if her father is still alive. She's moving to an island of Scotland to get away from the memories she and Anatoly made. But what if she can't get all of the memories to go away? Freddie/Florence friendship, possible Florence/Anatoly
K, English, Family & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 10, words: 30k+, favs: 4, follows: 6, updated: 10/17/2016 published: 12/6/2013, Florence V.
Colours by The Misty Author You used to see all those colours, but now your world is only black and white... and red.
K+, English, Angst, words: 368, 10/6/2016
1 Midpoint by LittleLongHairedOutlaw He sleeps beside her, peaceful for once, unaware of the thoughts wending through her mind.
T, English, Romance & Angst, words: 258, favs: 3, 4/6/2016, [Florence V., Anatoly S.]
1Romantic Winds » by Deletedthisaccount26374 Poetry for the openminded
T, English, Poetry & Romance, chapters: 5, words: 602, updated: 1/19/2016 published: 9/18/2015
Stories Like Ours » by BlackRoseWolf103 (Anatoly POV) After his return from Bangkok, Anatoly defends his title in England, although chess is the least of his worries.
T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 3, words: 7k+, favs: 1, follows: 2, updated: 12/31/2015 published: 12/29/2015, Anatoly S., Florence V., A. Molokov
Silence by missthropphasapieshop Svetlana and Anatoly consider their lives and loves following Anatoly's return to Russia.
K, English, Angst, words: 575, 11/30/2015, [Svetlana S., Anatoly S.]
1Safe by leave.me.be.let.me.go What happened when Anatoly went back to Svetlana? Was it a happy relationship back in the Soviet Union? What if Svetlana had a secret? Or two? What if she still had love? Then who would that love be coming from? Rated T for domestic violence
T, English, Hurt/Comfort, words: 770, 5/22/2015, Anatoly S., Florence V.
2 Thank God We're So Civilized by chickenshithypocrite Pre-Chess. Florence drags Freddie to meet her parents, and he plays nice... or tries to. Florence/Freddie. Oneshot.
T, English, Humor, words: 4k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 5/1/2015, Freddie T., Florence V.
1 Whatever Love Is by chickenshithypocrite Anatoly tries and tries but he still ends up exactly where he started. And maybe that's not the worst thing in the world. Featuring aromantic!Anatoly. Oneshot.
T, English, Drama & Romance, words: 550, favs: 3, 1/29/2015, Anatoly S.
2 Try Harder by chickenshithypocrite He tries to understand, but apparently he's not trying hard enough. Anatoly's POV on Freddie's imminent transition. Featuring trans!Freddie and cluelessly transphobic Anatoly. Oneshot.
T, English, Angst & Drama, words: 501, favs: 1, 1/29/2015, Anatoly S., Freddie T.
It's A Mess by chickenshithypocrite If you want to know the truth about my life, it's a mess. Anatoly/Freddie. Oneshot. tw: domestic violence and abuse
T, English, Angst, words: 479, 1/29/2015, Anatoly S., Freddie T.