Without You, by Jacks – Star Trek: Voyager [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

“You’re miserable.”

He nodded.

“You need to bring her here.”

Chakotay nodded again, without opening his eyes. “I know.”

Source: Without You, by Jacks – Star Trek: Voyager [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

I never could stand the show once they diluted the bond between Janeway and Chakotay, but this was one of my very first ships – and this fic fixes everything.

Husbands and Wives – Chapter 1, by emmadelosnardos – Wives and Daughters – Elizabeth Gaskell [Archive of Our Own]

Roger knew that he needed a wife who was his equal in mind, but as he held Molly’s face between his hands he thought of how often he had neglected the body in his consideration of who would make an ideal partner! He had been charmed by Cynthia’s beauty and pleasant discourse, but to him she had always seemed like a sort of fairy bride, a charming pixie whose heart lay just beyond his reach. In his hands, Molly was flesh and blood, a woman.

Source: Husbands and Wives – Chapter 1, by emmadelosnardos – Wives and Daughters – Elizabeth Gaskell [Archive of Our Own]

A continuation, beautifully exploring Molly and Roger’s relationship as it changes and deepens, somehow making the physical, sexual side seeming entirely in one piece with the novel/series.

Together – Chapter 1, by PenguinofProse – The 100 (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

“You have to stay.” He tells her, hating himself even more than she hates him for manipulating her like this. “You have to stay and look after your people. They need you.”

She brushes aside a tear, and storms off, and leaves him standing and watching her retreating back.

But she’s retreating back to Camp Jaha, so at least he’s won. At least he’s won the most hollow victory of his young life.

Source: Together – Chapter 1, by PenguinofProse – The 100 (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

An absolutely perfect alternative version post-Mount Weather, as Bellamy and Clarke have to learn to heal – and find that they’re so so together.

Because the Night, by romanticalgirl – Criminal Minds (US TV) [Archive of Our Own]

“Why am I doing this again?”

Penelope rolls her eyes. “I’ve told you. It’s a couple party. A party for couples.”

“Yeah. I got that. Why am I going? Because last time I checked, we’re not a couple.”

“I know that, and you know that, but Savannah and Derek don’t need to know that. Because if they knew that, then they would actually go through with their threats to set me up.”

Source: Because the Night, by romanticalgirl – Criminal Minds (US TV) [Archive of Our Own]

Normally I’d say I’m a die-hard Penelope/Morgan shipper, but this fic just works. Fake dating turning real is one of the best tropes! 🙂

fic: “strangers in an empty space”: daygloparker — LiveJournal

She wants to explain the difference between a lie and a group hallucination, but can’t find the words yet.

Source: fic: “strangers in an empty space”: daygloparker — LiveJournal

A first time that isn’t a first time.