9It's the Least Wonderful Time of the Year » Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Draco Malfoy each manage to stuff up Valentine's day in their own unique way. Swearing, violence and the throwing of very heavy books at nasty Slytherin boys' heads ensues. Rated for language and the said throwing of very heavy books. Ron/Hermione, Harry/Ginny and Draco/Astoria.
Harry Potter, T, English, Humor & Romance, chapters: 2, words: 9k+, favs: 11, follows: 8, updated: 8/27/2013 published: 8/1/2013, Harry P., Ron W., Draco M.
7 mistletoe and wine "But maybe just once a year, when they take a break from all the shouting and cursing and fighting, it can work for them." The holiday season is a time for friendship, love, laughter and, most particularly, hope. Twenty-six Christmases spanning the years, with a whole host of characters. Marauder-era to post HPB.
Harry Potter, T, English, Friendship & Romance, words: 8k+, favs: 10, 1/6/2013
6 Of Love, Waltzes, and Severe Emotional Repression Confronted with the prospect of his best friend being lovelorn and wistful for evermore, Eames reveals his romantic, matchmaking side. Given that this includes rugby tackling, dance lessons and blatant mockery and harrassment, Arthur would much rather that it stayed hidden... Friendly, fluffy nonsense; albiet with much bickering and the ever-present threat of tango lessons.
Inception, T, English, Friendship & Humor, words: 2k+, favs: 7, 8/14/2012, Arthur, Eames
7 Grumpy and Unloved "Oh, come now Arthur. Alright, so you're grumpy, unimaginative and a compulsive neat-freak, but that doesn't mean no-one will ever love you." Eames attempts to use his matchmaking skills for good rather than evil, and Arthur wants to die. Mid-movie, hints of Arthur/Ariadne.
Inception, K+, English, Humor & Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 8, follows: 4, 8/9/2012, Eames, Arthur
11we could have had it all "And he stands there a fool, a broken fool, with arms filled with nothing but failed hopes and the regrets of the past." Their last night together, Bane realises just what he can and cannot protect Talia from. Spoilers for TDKR, Bane/Talia.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight, T, English, Tragedy & Romance, words: 2k+, favs: 17, follows: 2, 8/5/2012, Bane, Miranda T./Talia al Ghul
20bleed my aching heart "No mother has ever sung a lullaby so sincere as this, but he whispers as tenderly as any mother whispered to her babe. 'I promise you this, I will kill him. For you, child.'" In the depths of the Pit, Bane makes a promise to young Talia that will be years in the fulfilling. Bane/Talia, pre TDKR.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight, T, English, Angst & Friendship, words: 4k+, favs: 28, follows: 9, 8/1/2012, Bane, Miranda T./Talia al Ghul
7 some small mean thing "That was the moment, he would realise, when he'd stopped being a child. He'd become precisely what Gotham had made him to be." A young John Blake encounters Babs Gordon the evening after the Commissoner's funeral. Set in DK.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Angst, words: 2k+, favs: 16, follows: 4, 7/29/2012, J. Blake
9 all i want for christmas "All my life, and I've finally done something worthwhile." The gifts Jim Gordon gets at Christmas vary from year to year. With appearances from the Gordon family, Batman and John Blake; spoilers up to DKR.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight, T, English, Family & Friendship, words: 6k+, favs: 13, follows: 3, 7/27/2012, J. Gordon
6We're Followin' The Leader » Riff and Tony leave town, and Action discovers it's no picnic to be in charge of the Jets when he's left holding the baby. Pre-Movie; rated for slight language.
West Side Story, T, English, Humor & Friendship, chapters: 3, words: 10k+, favs: 5, follows: 1, updated: 7/10/2012 published: 11/16/2009
4 the damned "What's a gang without a leader? What's a Jet without his buddies?" After the Rumble, the Jets are truly lost. Mid/post-movie, rated for some bad language.
West Side Story, T, English, Angst & Tragedy, words: 5k+, favs: 3, follows: 1, 7/9/2012
23 of terrible jumpers and banana icecream "River's never actually seen a broadsword being wielded by a man with a poorly knitted maroon sweater before, but there's a first time for everything." Rory and River share a bonding, father-daughter moment. Set sometime after season six.
Doctor Who, K+, English, Family & Friendship, words: 3k+, favs: 93, follows: 6, 7/6/2012, River Song/Melody P. III, Rory W.
7 Breakfast in Bed Or: Why the Earl of Grantham should never be allowed into his own kitchen. In which Robert learns the dangers of surprises, bacon and egg, and the question 'how hard can it be'.
Downton Abbey, K, English, Humor & Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 23, follows: 4, 7/4/2012, Robert C., Cora C.
7 the curse of penelope "Somewhere, deep in the weary recesses of her heart, she knows he is not coming back." Two women share a midnight vigil. Mid-season 2.
Downton Abbey, K, English, Hurt/Comfort, words: 581, favs: 6, follows: 2, 3/29/2012, Anna S., Mary C.
25 i love how it hurts "You did this to yourself, Tom Branson. Don't you know that when people leap for the stars they always fall to earth with a bang?" Branson struggles through the aftermath of his confession to Sybil. Spoilers for the second season.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Angst & Romance, words: 7k+, favs: 47, follows: 7, 9/27/2011, T. Branson, Sybil C.
18 His Own Weakness "You are, when all's said and done, a sea monster; and no amount of preening and polishing can make that not so." The men of Downton: their loves and their losses explained. Spoilers for season 2.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Angst, words: 5k+, favs: 9, follows: 2, 9/24/2011, Matthew C., C. Carson
23 Strange New World "Violet Crawley, young wife of the equally young Earl of Grantham, prides herself on having never been afraid." The Dowager Countess, and five moments in the birthing chamber.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Family & Hurt/Comfort, words: 2k+, favs: 67, follows: 7, 9/23/2011, Violet C.
9 Bleak Midwinter 1168: Brothers Oswin and Jerome are left struggling in the wake of two deaths at Shrewsbury Abbey.
Cadfael, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 13, follows: 1, 6/30/2011
6 Terminology Is Important Crowley and Aziraphale go on a man-date. Of course, then Crowley has to explain what a man-date actually is... Nonsense oneshot.
Good Omens, K+, English, Friendship & Humor, words: 877, favs: 14, 6/28/2011, Aziraphale, A. Crowley
15 Smarter Than The Average Ferret "What's gotten into me? I was transformed into a ferret, I was forced to bite Goyle straight on the arse, and I'm quite certain I was nearly indecently assaulted by another ferret! Why are you laughing?" Draco has a very bad day indeed. R/H, D/A
Harry Potter, T, English, Humor & Friendship, words: 6k+, favs: 50, follows: 7, 5/7/2011, Draco M., Ron W.
55Something New, and Exciting » "He should have told her that she was gorgeous, an utter vision, that every man would be watching her." Sybil and Branson are left hopeless, and maybe still just a little bit hopeful. chapt 3.
Downton Abbey, K+, English, Romance & Friendship, chapters: 3, words: 12k+, favs: 45, follows: 43, updated: 4/1/2011 published: 3/30/2011, Sybil C., T. Branson