What I need to survive is not Gale’s fire kindled with rage and hatred. I have plenty of fire myself. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again and only Peeta can give me that.
fingerholds: a 7 part lost years fic that jumps between remus at uni around 1981 and his memories of his friends during the war starting in 1978. sad as fuck. i love it.
very bad things: is a silly get-together schooltime era fic that isn’t totally in character but is funny and sweet and a good read
bring me a boat: an alt au fic where remus doesn’t stop sirius after james and lily’s death and works to free him from azkaban.
the northern line: another au where sirius and remus meet on a train, i love this one so much ahhhhh
a recipe in four parts: remus is an accountant, sirius works at james and lily’s bakery (i really like au’s ok leave me alone)
anatomy of a prank: ok this one’s a marauders gen fic, it’s good but there is some inpleasant boy jokes abt being gay that are supposed to be funny but aren’t, so there’s a warning
and if you really want to dive into a something very long, the rising storm series is something like 36 fics and ficlets that begin with the black family when sirius and regulus are kids and continues through hogwarts and both wars until remus dies. it’s hella. it’s also really really heartbreaking and sad.
i’ve recced some of these before but they’re my favorite really long fics, hope that helps anon!!