198Top Guide (In This Town) » The thing about survivor's guilt is it doesn't care if there's nothing you could possibly have done when you were sixteen. The thing about being sent back in time to try anyway is that you end up having to save the world using such weapons as cookies, arson, and strategically telling the truth.
Final Fantasy VII, K+, English, Adventure & Friendship, chapters: 20, words: 90k+, favs: 214, follows: 330, updated: 8/19/2020 published: 9/12/2017, Cloud S., Tifa L., Sephiroth, Zack F.
18Angels Still Have Faces » Sephiroth has no experience helping someone who won't explain what's wrong, or really helping at all. But Angeal is arguing with Genesis and acting like the world is ending, and he has to at least make an attempt. Because they're friends, right? [Outsider POV Time travel.]
Final Fantasy VII, K+, English, Friendship & Angst, chapters: 7, words: 27k+, favs: 44, follows: 53, updated: 7/2/2020 published: 1/18/2018, Sephiroth, Angeal H., Genesis R.
98Sideshows Triumphant » The heroic clown Jokester is bewildered by a Gotham where his smile makes children cry, and an Owlman all in black. Batman just hates when the Joker tries to 'celebrate' Christmas. (And other crossovers from Earth-3!)
Batman, K+, English, Humor & Adventure, chapters: 16, words: 65k+, favs: 136, follows: 134, updated: 3/3/2020 published: 9/5/2014, Bruce W./Batman, Richard G./Nightwing, The Joker
518The Till-Then From the Ever-Since » Dick was all set to have a normal evening at the Manor. So of course thirteen-year-old Jason Todd rings the doorbell, with the Red Hood right behind him. And of course that's just where it starts.
Batman, K+, English, Family & Drama, chapters: 29, words: 92k+, favs: 729, follows: 791, updated: 1/5/2020 published: 3/21/2015, Richard G./Nightwing, Damian W./Robin, Jason T./Red Hood, Timothy D./Red Robin
495Cirque de Triomphe » A cruel Owl sharpens his Talons, and holds Gotham by the throat, but the rule of fear cannot be complete so long as there are still those who laugh at the dark. (And this, o my best-beloved, is why we have clowns.)
Batman, T, English, Drama & Humor, chapters: 96, words: 401k+, favs: 168, follows: 165, updated: 10/21/2019 published: 3/8/2014, The Joker, Bruce W./Batman, Harley Quinn, Richard G./Nightwing
2 as the first leaf that fell Ifalna promised she'd rejoin them at the arranged meeting place once she'd shaken off Shinra pursuit. Sephiroth is trying to believe this, in spite of all his experience with adults, but in the meantime...he's responsible for Aerith.
Final Fantasy VII, K, English, Drama, words: 3k+, favs: 8, follows: 8, 8/21/2019, Aerith G., Sephiroth, Zack F.
1 and when the fire fades, what then Nanaki just wants to talk. About a shared experience. Aerith never talks about her problems if she can help it, and this is a subject she has particularly emphatically repressed.
Final Fantasy VII, K, English, Friendship & Hurt/Comfort, words: 3k+, favs: 3, follows: 2, 8/16/2019, Cloud S., Aerith G., Yuffie K., Red XIII
21we'll burn like fireflies » The gun rose again. It was still shaking, but shaking hadn't stopped it from killing Mom and Dad. Bruce still didn't look away. "I said stop looking at me like that!"
Batman, T, English, Drama & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 4, words: 15k+, favs: 54, follows: 47, updated: 5/18/2019 published: 3/4/2016, Bruce W./Batman, Jason T./Red Hood
6 Chance Came In And Tore You (Back) Red Robin is out on a perfectly ordinary patrol, when he discovers he's being tailed by a...little bird. [A 'The Till-Then From the Ever-Since' mini-prequel, detailing the arrival of Small Tim Drake.]
Batman, K, English, Friendship, words: 3k+, favs: 18, follows: 9, 11/28/2018, Timothy D./Red Robin
7 grasp of ice Damian sank onto one knee with the rooster mug, leaned forward and peeled the hood back from Red Robin's face. "Tea time, maggot." Eyelashes didn't even flutter. He slapped one cheek lightly with his knuckles. "Right, you don't drink tea, fine, it's coffee, I'm your coffee boy now, all your dreams have come true."
Batman, K+, English, Family & Hurt/Comfort, words: 6k+, favs: 47, follows: 15, 10/11/2018, Timothy D./Red Robin, Damian W./Robin
45 Doubt the Stars Are Fire » Something has come to Natsume's town. Something huge. Something terrible. Something too powerful to exist in the human world. No one has seen it. But every spirit in the forest knows it's there. Meanwhile, Natsume's new gym teacher is a jerk.
Yu Yu Hakusho & Natsume Yūjin-Chō, K, English, Drama & Humor, chapters: 4, words: 10k+, favs: 94, follows: 146, updated: 8/18/2018 published: 7/16/2016, Yusuke U., Takashi N., Nyanko
3 I, Loving Freedom, and Untried Padmé Amidala is the servant of her people.
Star Wars, K, English, Family, words: 1k+, favs: 4, follows: 1, 7/21/2018, Padmé Amidala
1 first sacrifice to the warriors It's not over, he says. I can't let my Robin die. (Red helmet smooth under his hands, he answers: But you can keep living.) Companion piece to 'their faces turned to sunset.'
Batman, K, English, Family & Friendship, words: 3k+, favs: 12, follows: 3, 7/2/2018, Jason T./Red Hood, Richard G./Nightwing
5 Finals Week Having gotten his way, Damian returned to that sweeping magnanimity that said he was feeling very pleased with himself. He rolled his chair over so he could lean into Colin's space and whisper, "I'm going to be Batman next week."
Batman, K, English, Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 17, follows: 4, 1/9/2018, Damian W./Robin, Colin W./Abuse
2 you to whom life would taste so bitter It would be easier, if he were dying.
Final Fantasy VII, K+, English, Angst & Tragedy, words: 2k+, favs: 6, 12/18/2017, Zack F., Angeal H.
6 The Wooing of the Moon » Angeal looked up judgmentally over the rim of his coffee cup. "You did kiss him without permission. Twice. That qualifies as sexual assault in several jurisdictions. It's technically sexual harassment in Midgar."
Final Fantasy VII, T, English, Humor & Romance, chapters: 2, words: 11k+, favs: 25, follows: 9, updated: 12/15/2017 published: 12/11/2017, [Genesis R., Sephiroth] Zack F., Angeal H.
steel-blue marionette Sephiroth smiled. It was insanity, having the heart of a jaeger carved open like that, exposing the most fragile working part (the pilot) to the danger of the outside. But it let him let Cloud see him smile. "Cloud," he said. "You are…"
Final Fantasy VII & Pacific Rim, K+, English, Sci-Fi & Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 11, follows: 4, 9/12/2017, Cloud S., Tifa L., Aerith G., Sephiroth
9 Comet Cloud hopes he went to visit Cid on the Highwind, got drunk, and fell out of the sky while on fire. That is definitely the most positive explanation possible for waking up in scorched clothes, in a steaming crater, experiencing fantastic amounts of pain.
Final Fantasy VII, K, English, Adventure & Family, words: 2k+, favs: 23, follows: 11, 8/7/2017, Cloud S.
2 Accurate Nomenclature In which a bunch of scientists wildly misinterpret the available evidence, but at least the linguistics department managed to read the writing on the wall.
Final Fantasy VII, K, English, Sci-Fi, words: 1k+, favs: 15, follows: 2, 7/9/2017, Jenova, Prof. Gast
1 fear another dawn Protest rises into your mouth, that that was you, who stayed through Cataclysm, who faced the harshness of No Man's Land. Your loyalty, your determination, your shattered city. That he cannot claim your sacrifices as his own. But he can. He is you, even if you are not him.
Batman, K, English, Angst & Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 10, follows: 2, 6/8/2017, Timothy D./Red Robin