Gilmore Girls Fic: “Good Girls Do” – Rory/Dean – R/NC17 – Modern Spinsterhood — LiveJournal

“I’m building a house,” he tells her when they bump into each other one day at the gas station.

“Oh!” she says, “that’s great.” So grown up, she thinks. And probably requiring lots of sweatiness and heavy lifting. How exactly was she so good when they were kids? He didn’t sport a tool belt back then, she remembers. That’s got to be it.

Source: Gilmore Girls Fic: “Good Girls Do” – Rory/Dean – R/NC17 – Modern Spinsterhood — LiveJournal

Canon-divergence. Rory comes back to Stars Hollow. Dean never left. Delicious!

The Queen of Wishful Thinking, by megyal – Fall Out Boy [Archive of Our Own]

So, Ashlee isn’t exactly the top of the Mensa heap, but she’s not blind, you know?

“You touch Patrick a lot,” she muses out of the blue, voice raised to carry over the pulsing music playing at the dance-floor, during one of the many after-parties they’ve been invited to. Pete looks slightly taken aback. “I mean. Like all the time.”

Source: The Queen of Wishful Thinking, by megyal – Fall Out Boy [Archive of Our Own]

Ashlee starts something without quite realising what it means. This is not a poly fic…

too far from over you, by bettycooopers – Riverdale (TV 2017) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

“I’m not going to say it back,” Archie whispers. Betty chokes out a sob, but nods and does her best not to collapse against him. “That doesn’t mean what you think, though, Betty.”

She lifts her head slowly, her face wet from tears, and looks up at him with her brows raised. “It doesn’t?”

Archie looks around tentatively, then finds her gaze, holding it, and shaking his head: a firm no. He doesn’t say anything, but he does slide his hands to her cheeks and thumb away her tears. He does rotate his wrists and tip her face up. He does let his eyes search over her features before he leans down and kisses her in a way that makes Betty feel like her whole body has been submerged in a tub of warm water.

This is how it starts, but it is not how it ends.

Source: too far from over you, by bettycooopers – Riverdale (TV 2017) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

Archie and Betty, behind everyone’s back, but somehow it doesn’t feel like cheating… How do I get into ships from fandoms I’m not in? 🙂

Light in the dark // Betty & Archie – YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/

Aww, although I’ve only ever seen the first 2.5 seasons, you have no idea how pleased I am to see that apparently Betty and Archie are in fact endgame. This video shows their (long, long) journey beautifully. Childhood best friend ships FTW!

About Time, by callmeonetrack – Battlestar Galactica (2003) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

She pulls off her clothes by rote, brain still reeling with gunfire and flying patterns and tactical moves, and steps into the shower block.

Kara freezes, eyes shooting wide open for the first time in two days.

Standing under the nearest faucet, hands on the wall, head bowed under the spray is Lee Adama. Water sluices down his back, between his shoulder blades, over pale skin and bulging muscles, every inch proving that life can indeed imitate art and the CAG’s callsign was no joke.

Naked bodies are generally about as interesting as the bulkheads on a battlestar. Kara never stares, didn’t even when she was rook.

But this is Lee. And she’s wondered for far too long to stop staring now.

Source: About Time, by callmeonetrack – Battlestar Galactica (2003) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

Making the most out of those 33 minutes…

Academy Pilots – Chapter 1, by callmeonetrack – Battlestar Galactica (2003) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

Helo stood up and moved closer to Kara, resting a hand on her shoulder. “My point is that Lee isn’t a casual sex kind of guy. He’s gonna want more.”

A warm rush surged in her stomach at Helo’s words, but Kara tamped it down. Because Karl was wrong. She shrugged off his touch, walking over to her desk for no particular reason. “Well, he’s leaving in a few days anyway, so what does it matter?”

“Yeah he is. And you’ll still be here. “ He leveled earnest eyes at her. “Kara, I just don’t want to see you get hurt.”

Kara bit her lip. “I won’t,” she grinned brightly, just a few seconds late. “I can handle this.”

Source: Academy Pilots – Chapter 1, by callmeonetrack – Battlestar Galactica (2003) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

What the title says: AU with Kara and Lee at flight school, almost accidentally crossing the line from being friends. Unsurprisingly, they’re spectacularly bad at casual sex.

Periapsis, by glamafonic – Battlestar Galactica (2003) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

Their eyes meet and Lee sees nothing but himself reflected back.

Not shame or the barest hint of remorse, not the illicit thrill he expected, not a single thought of her boyfriend, his brother, in the next room. Just the fading strains of satiated desire.

And that’s when Lee realizes: she wasn’t faking interest in his brother. She was faking everything.

She’s just like him. His world shifts in some slight, tremendous way, and he can see that hers has as well.

Source: Periapsis, by glamafonic – Battlestar Galactica (2003) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

Kara and Lee as sociopaths. It changes surprisingly little.

edges of intimacy, by theviolonist – Battlestar Galactica (2003) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

Lee thinks about arguing with her, trying to persuade her that they’re going to make it alive. Instead he says, “Bright, shiny futures are overrated anyway.”

She’s silent for a moment, her elbows resting on her knees, her face half obscured by the shadows. He looks at her from the corner of his eye. He knows she doesn’t want to be protected, but he wants to, he can’t help it.

“And now we can’t even play frakking triad,” she mumbles after a few minutes.

There’s nothing else to do, so he bursts out laughing. Her head whips towards him, surprise flashing briefly on her face, then she joins in. By the time the laughter stops she’s leaning heavily on him, and they’re too close for comfort and he can feel her breath on his lips and really, damn him for not being able to think when she’s looking at him like that, her mouth quirked in a grin and her face framed by messy bangs.

Something sizzles between them, elastic electricity stretching between their bodies. Lee feels her chest heaving; her breasts graze against his arm and they both startle almost guiltily. They don’t stop looking at each other, though; maybe the end of the worlds really is all it takes to bring Lee Adama and Kara Thrace together. It would figure.

Source: edges of intimacy, by theviolonist – Battlestar Galactica (2003) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org

I’m a sucker for fics that make the promise Kara & Lee showed from the start of the show come true.

the likes of me and the likes of you, by monsterbate – Selfie (TV) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

Eliza Dooley, being influential and awesome, knows the following three very important things:

  1. The power of a well-timed subtweet
  2. How to apply lip liner in the back of a Lyft
  3. Dawn is the best selfie light

And, of course, though it doesn’t make the list, she also knows all about wanting: about what it feels like to stand at the edge of the world and look in on all the possibilities and discover over and over that she isn’t—she isn’t—enough.

Source: the likes of me and the likes of you, by monsterbate – Selfie (TV) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

I wanted to scream when the show was canceled before they got together. This fic fixes everything.