Spock’s reply of “No, Doctor” came just a fraction of a second too late, raising all sorts of red flags in McCoy’s brain. “The bond between T’Pring and I was exclusive. The breaking of that bond through the kahli-fee should have short-circuited my body’s… urges.”
“Well, obviously, it didn’t,” McCoy grumbled. “Spock, your hormone levels are up again, and rising. Your little fainting spell on the planet is proof that your body is starting to crack under the strain. A few more like that, and you won’t wake up. You know better than I do how close you are to….” He couldn’t finish the sentence.
Spock nodded, and finally met his gaze. “But without a bond, I cannot mate.”
“Well, that leaves us in a right pickle then, doesn’t it?” McCoy could feel his blood pressure spike. Spock couldn’t be thinking of just letting this happen, just letting himself die! Damn stubborn Vulcan son-of-a-bitch….
Source: Need, by jemariel – Star Trek: The Original Series [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/
Post-Amok Time, things aren’t quite as over as everyone had hoped…
It’s been a while since he shared a room with Sizhui, the way they did when both of them were still placed in the juniors’ quarters. But when Sizhui agreed to officially take on some of the duties as the sect heir while Zewu-Jun was in seclusion, he was given his own place, small as it was, and Jingyi eventually moved into the senior disciple quarters. All of that, though, happened before Jingyi realized that the funny feeling in his chest wasn’t indigestion from Senior Wei’s cooking but something far, far worse.
Source: spirit running wild, by idrilka – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Jingyi has a crush on his best friend. Shenanigans ensue, because Jingyi is a disaster. 🙂
They have been dancing around something for a while, the three of them. Sizhui knows other grown children do not have this kind of closeness with their parents. This kind of heat. Of course Hanguang-jun isn’t his real father, nor is Wei Wuxian. But the two of them are the closest he has, and his love for them is hopelessly twined with whatever this is.
Source: this hour when night comes down, by Anonymous – 魔道祖师 – 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī – Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]
This is warm and lovely and made me smile, the inclusion of Sizhui feeling strangely not-wrong at all.
The realization strikes Song Lan like a bolt of lightning: Xiao Xingchen laughs, and he wants with a sudden, stunning desperation to kiss the mirth from his beautiful mouth. How, precisely, he is meant to manage that—that, he has no idea at all.
Source: palm to palm is holy palmers’ kiss, by iodhadh – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/
Song Lan doesn’t like touch. Until he can’t stop thinking of what Xiao Xingchen’s touch would be like. This is gorgeous and perfect.
“No,” Xiao Xingchen bites out, the words like a whipcrack: “You can’t have him.”
He reaches for the resentment that lies buried in his heart, and rips it out into the world.
Source: by the light of the dark moon, by iodhadh – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/
An absolutely compelling canon-divergence in which Xiao Xingchen goes down the path of demonic cultivation in order to save Song Lan.
Song Lan has been waiting for thousands of years for Xing’s soul to reincarnate, protecting the world from Hell spilling over as best as he could. He waited, he grew tired.
Then a fake priest nearly fell out of a window, and while saving him, Song Lan came face to face with one Chief Xiao.
Source: What The Heart Wants (The Heart Gets), by Aamukaste – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV), 魔道祖师 – 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī – Mòxiāng Tóngxiù, 魔道祖师 | Módào Zǔshī (Cartoon) [Archive of Our Own]
The perfect Guardian fusion, I only wish this was a million words long…
When Duen is absolutely frank with himself, he has to admit these contradictions are part of what delights him about Bohn. He’d burst into Duen’s narrow, dutiful life like a Bang Fai rocket, laughing, teasing and vibrant, larger than life and twice as handsome, and nothing has been the same since.
“I do want to kiss him,” Duen confesses. “But I want the moment to be right.”
Source: And the moonbeams kiss the sea, by HyacinthsSoul – My Engineer (TV) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/
What if there had been a bit more communication… Everything would have hurt less, that’s what.
Does one stand to greet a ghost? The point is moot, Yu Xi Gu realizes, because he couldn’t move from his chair if he tried. Just the sight of the man in the doorway is enough to drain all the color from his face and the strength from his limbs.
Xiang Hao Ting. Older, wearier, his face touched by grief and pain, but undeniably Hao Ting.
Source: Count All the Stars, by HyacinthsSoul – HIStory3: 那一天 | HIStory3: Make Our Days Count [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/
Few shows ever needed a fix-it more than this one, which left all of us feeling betrayed and hurt. This fic delivers, bittersweetly.
“Pharm.” Dean doesn’t turn around, but Pharm can feel the silent laughter vibrating through his body. “My shy little Pharm. I really haven’t. But I’d happily try it with you sometime, if you’re offering.”
Try it? Offering? Ohhh. Pharm is definitely blushing now, but also…intrigued? Speculatively he spreads his hands out on Dean’s back, fingers splayed. “My hands are awfully small,” he says dubiously.
“Who says you have to use your hands?”
Pharm drops the soap.
Source: On Top of the World, by HyacinthsSoul – ด้ายแดงซีรีส์ | Until We Meet Again The Series (TV) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/
This is the Pharm topping fic I didn’t know I needed – perfectly in character and wonderfully sensual, with plenty of open communication on top!
Everyone else in the world might have believed Soulmarks were an amazing thing, that the one person their Mark matched was meant to be their great love. Brian didn’t, he knew better – Soulmarks were just a way to trap and ruin someone and he wasn’t going to let it happen to him.
Meeting his Mark, Dominic Toretto, wasn’t going to change anything about that. He wouldn’t let it. It didn’t matter if Toretto tried to do to win him over, Brian wasn’t going to fall for it.
Really, he wasn’t.
Source: Marked in Trust – Chapter 1, by Marchling – Fast & Furious (Movies) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/
Soulmate AUs aren’t special faves of mine, but this one had me on the edge of my seat!