T’s Masterlist of AU Ideas

Need some inspiration for your next fanfic? Here are a list of ideas I’ve compiled to help you get started! There are also a few sub-AUs I included just because :)



  • Apocalypse AU
  • Dystopian AU
  • Fairy Tale AU
    • 12 Dancing Princesses
    • Aladdin / Arabian Nights
    • Beauty & the Beast
    • Cinderella
    • Hansel & Gretel
    • Jack & the Beanstalk
    • Peter Pan
    • Rapunzel
    • Rumplestiltskin
    • Sleeping Beauty
    • Snow Queen
    • Snow White
    • The Frog Prince
    • The Little Mermaid
    • The Prince/Princess & the Pauper
    • The Princess & the Pea
    • Thumbelina
  • High Fantasy AU
  • Horror AU
  • Mafia AU
  • Military AU
  • Musical AU
  • Mystery AU
  • Noir AU
  • Pirate AU
  • Sci-Fi AU
  • Shakespeare AU
  • Superhero AU
  • Supernatural/Paranormal AU
  • Time Travel AU
  • Urban Fantasy AU
  • Utopian AU
  • Wild West AU


  • Airplane Passengers AU
  • Aristocrat/Commoner AU
  • Arranged Marriage AU
  • Artist/Muse AU
  • Author/Publisher AU
  • Body Swap AU
  • Childhood Sweethearts AU
  • Chosen One & Sidekick AU
  • Complete Opposites AU
  • Doctor/Patient AU
  • Hades & Persephone AU
  • Handcuffed Together AU
  • Lab Partners AU
  • Neighbors AU
  • Pen Pals AU
  • Personality Switch AU
  • Rockstar/Groupie AU
  • Roommates AU
  • Royalty/Servant AU
  • Soldier/Nurse AU
  • Soulmates AU
  • Teacher/Student AU
  • Tourist/Native AU



  • Android AU
  • Archaeologist AU
  • Assassin AU
  • Astronaut AU
  • Celebrity AU
  • Cosplayer AU
  • Criminal AU
  • Dancer AU
  • Demon Slayer AU
  • Detective AU
  • Disabled AU
  • Double Agent AU
  • Explorer AU
  • Fallen Angel AU
  • Fighter Pilot AU
  • Guardian Angel AU
  • Hacker AU
  • Musician AU
  • Nerd/Geek AU
  • Olympic Athlete AU
  • Photographer AU
  • Private Eye AU
  • Punk AU
  • Race Car Driver AU
  • Revolutionary AU
  • Royalty AU
  • Street Performer AU
  • Tsundere AU
  • Tutor AU
  • Viking AU
  • Yandere AU


  • Atlantis AU
  • Egyptian Gods AU
  • El Dorado AU
  • Fountain of Youth AU
  • Greek Gods AU
  • King Arthur AU
  • Norse Gods AU
  • Robin Hood AU


  • Angel AU
  • Banshee AU
  • Demigod AU
  • Demon AU
  • Genie AU
  • Ghost AU
  • Mermaid AU
  • Siren AU
  • Werewolf AU
  • Vampire AU
  • Zombie AU


  • Christmas AU
  • Fourth of July AU
  • Halloween AU
  • Hanukkah AU
  • New Years AU
  • Spring Break AU
  • Thanksgiving AU


  • Backpacking Across Europe AU
  • Battle of the Bands AU
  • Bookshop AU
  • Carnival AU
  • Circus AU
  • Coffeeshop AU
  • College AU
    • “We got paired up for a group project but none of us know what we’re doing”
  • Conspiracy AU
  • Dragons AU
  • Heist AU
  • High School AU
    • Summer School
  • Immortal AU
  • Kidnapped AU
  • Prison AU
  • Reincarnation AU
  • Road Trip AU
  • Seven Deadly Sins AU
  • Summer Camp AU
  • Time Travel AU


  • “Marry me because my green card expired” AU
  • “Why does by neighbor have to be an aspiring opera singer?” AU
  • “I’m a server and you’re a frequent customer and you flirt with me but YOU NEVER TIP ME, WHAT THE HELL MAN?” AU
  • “I never break the law but I was asked to be part of a massive heist and damn, I really need to pay off my student debt…” AU
  • “I lied and said I could speak a different language to impress my crush but now he wants me to tutor him so I need to become fluent in Mandarin in 3 days HELP” AU
  • “We are fictional characters that know we are fictional characters and so we decided to have a little fun and mess with the author by not following any of the tropes they’re writing” AU

[Updated 8/21/17]

anonymous asked:

Hey! Ould explain to me how the archiologist au goes, im planning on doing an aesthtics on it but you talk very little about it. Thx ~lightwriter-darkfighter

Oh! I’m sorry! I really should do more stuff for this one.

Okay so, Eliza and her sisters are a team of archaeologists/treasure hunters, who travel the globe, finding artifacts and rarities to send back to museums on a contract. They work a lot with one museum curator, Aaron Burr. 

Alex starts out as a thief (think Nathan Drake from Uncharted), and he ends up meeting Eliza while he’s trying to steal a map for an ancient temple from her. Cue a long game of tag between the two, and it ends with them going into jail for the night. Eliza’s sisters bail her out, but Alex still gets the map.

And that is the start of their rivalry.

About a year later, the sisters have been working a lot with another set of archaeologists/treasure hunters, who call themselves the Revolutionary Set. And they meet their newest member, Alexander Hamilton. 

Alex and Eliza recognize each other and, well, it goes as well as you’d  think.

So they spend a lot of their jobs kinda at each other’s throats, but over time, they start to mellow down to playful jabs and insults. And the two do end up becoming kinda like friends, while maintaining their rivalry

Eventually the two kinda start having a “rivals with benefits” relationship, which they try their damdest to keep on the down low.

I thank @quantum-oddity for brainstorming a lot of these ideas with me <33

AU ideas!

➸ gets into a cab only to find someone else already inside AU
out walking their dog who starts chasing after the other person’s dog AU
cat/dog runs away and other person finds it AU
mistaken identity AU
pen pals AU
sit next to each other in orchestra AU
partners in (literal) crime AU (theft? fraud? hacking? murder?)
partners in dance class AU
trapped on a deserted island together AU
wizard AU where one accidentally apparates into the wrong house
protester and police officer AU
lab partners AU
new neighbors AU
one’s blind and falls in love with the other’s voice AU
hair stylist/make up artist and actor/model AU
bffs when they were little but one moved away and they run into each other again AU
mailman(/woman) and person who receives a lot of mail AU
private detective and client AU
➸ archaeologist AU
paramedic AU
runaway royalty and confused commoner AU
android and human AU
ghosts in love AU
go to the same support group AU
just keep running into each other everywhere AU
orchestra player/pianist and concertgoer AU
younger siblings are best friends AU
photographer and model AU
writer and editor AU
immortal and non-immortal AU
➸ screenwriter and director AU
greek god and roman counterpart AU

anonymous asked:

can the admins recs long fics with more than 100k words? any pairing is fine, I'm purely curious if there's actually a bunch of them because I only read two(?) from your long fic recs but never encounter one my self?? thanks in advance!!

There are more fics that are in this range on AO3. If anyone knows 100k+ long fics hosted on LJ, please reply to this post with the links! Thank you.

Aeryn & Niki

opening art requests for my hamliza aus

I have three aus that I’ve been working on a lot, with much appreciated collaboration with my friend @quantum-oddity, and I wanna open requests for sketches to get some more inspiration going

Here are the AUs:

  • Supernatural AU - Alex and Eliza are monster hunters who work together
  • Lounge AU - Alex is a new bartender at a lounge owned by Phillip Schuyler, and Eliza sometimes performs there as a singer
    • This will also have a short fic to go along with it too, beta’d by my other wonderful friend, @likearootlesstree
  • Treasure Hunter/Archaeologist AU - Alex and Eliza are treasure hunters/archaeologists. Start off as rivals. 

Please feel free to shoot me an ask if you have more questions about any of the aus <3

she-is-made-of-outer-space  asked:

I reblogged it from my sideblog bellsclarkey 😊 Congratulations on you follower milestone!! Could you possibly write this prompt for bellarke? "you had an accident and hit your head. the doctor says you have some kind of amnesia that restarts your memory every few hours, but that doesn’t change the fact that we’re still married so please stop with the flirty pick up lines" Thank you!!

thank you so much! <3

also, i turned this into an archaeologists au while i’m at it, bcos why not lmao


[also on ao3]

Bellamy wakes up to a rhythmic, steady prodding, something both hard and soft jabbing into his temple, over and over again. 

He snaps his head up from the bed he’s currently slumped sideways over, his legs numb from hours in the hospital chair. “Clarke?”

She blinks at him, her face clean save for a couple of small scrapes and the butterfly bandage across her brow. “You’re sleeping on my arm.”

“Oh, shit.” He opens his fists instantly, releasing her hand from the confines of his sleep-heavy slump. “Sorry, I— are you okay? How are you feeling?”

Her eyes travel slowly around the room, taking in the bed and the beeping machines. “Am I in the hospital?”

All the breath rushes out of him in a desperate wave of relief and worry. “Yes, you’re in the hospital. Do you want some water? Here, have some water.”

She merely blinks at the cup he brings over to her from the bedside table, frowning slightly at the straw he holds out to her before looking up at him.

“Are you a nurse?”

He rolls his eyes, even as he welcomes the release of anxiety lifting off his shoulders. If she’s already back to cracking jokes, she must be feeling fine. “Sure, Clarke. Here, drink some water.”

She sips obediently, settling back into her pillow as she watches him bring the cup back to the bedside table. “You’re not wearing scrubs.”

“They ran out of my colour,” he says dryly, moving back to the bed to perch gently on it, careful to avoid jostling her. 

She hums silently, head cocked as she observes him. “Shame. I love a man in a uniform.”

He blinks at the familiar curve of her lips. That’s definitely not her usual happy-Clarke smile. That looks a lot more like Clarke’s I’m-about-to-make-YOU-very-happy smile.

“Clarke,” he says, “are you feeling alright?”

She shifts on the bed, still smiling that coy smile. “Come on, now. That’s not fair. You know my name, but I don’t know yours.” She pauses, head tilting invitingly. “FYI, this bed’s not the only thing in this room that’s single, you know.”

He stares at her for a full three seconds, every last inch of him frozen solid. 

And then he leaps off the bed, bounding to the door and flinging it open. 


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AU MasterPost

send me ship and AU and I’ll write it

➸ out walking their dog who starts chasing after the other person’s dog AU
➸ cat/dog runs away and other person finds it AU
➸ mistaken identity AU
➸ pen pals AU
➸ sit next to each other in orchestra AU
➸ partners in (literal) crime AU (theft? fraud? hacking? murder?)
➸ partners in dance class AU
➸ trapped on a deserted island together AU
➸ wizard AU where one accidentally apparates into the wrong house
➸ protester and police officer AU
➸ lab partners AU
➸ new neighbors AU
➸ one’s blind and falls in love with the other’s voice AU
➸ hair stylist/make up artist and actor/model AU
➸ bffs when they were little but one moved away and they run into each other again AU
➸ mailman(/woman) and person who receives a lot of mail AU
➸ private detective and client AU
➸ archaeologist AU
➸ paramedic AU
➸ runaway royalty and confused commoner AU
➸ android and human AU
➸ ghosts in love AU
➸ go to the same support group AU
➸ just keep running into each other everywhere AU
➸ orchestra player/pianist and concertgoer AU
➸ younger siblings are best friends AU
➸ photographer and model AU
➸ writer and editor AU
➸ immortal and non-immortal AU
➸ screenwriter and director AU
➸ greek god and roman counterpart AU
➸we were skiing/snowboarding and got on the same lift and now the lift is stuck au
➸ski patrol au
➸mcdonalds au
➸you work at the ice cream stand across from my hamburger place and you’re cute au
➸the electricity went out and i don’t have candles au
➸you turned up at my door sopping wet and i dont know what else to do au
➸reached for the last item on the shelf au
➸detention au
➸playing romantic interests in a play au
➸time travel au
➸summer camp au
➸sat next to each other on the train/airplane/bus au
➸spilled my coffee all over your shirt/coffee shop au
➸roommates au
➸stuck in an airplane au
➸went on the school trip together au
➸"your sandcastle is pathetic” beach au
➸ballet au
➸boarding school au
➸romantic comedy scriptwriters AU
➸disney world characters au
➸Picking apples at grocery store when all of them fall down AU


➸I tried to buy all the Halloween candy in a store before you could
➸Met trying to grab the last of a costume in a specific size
➸Came to the wrong Halloween party
➸Wore the same exact costume
➸Surprise decorating neighbors yard with fake spiders/webs
➸Pranked the wrong person on accident
➸Grabbed at the same time for the last copy of a scary movie
➸Came to investigate someone screaming next door
➸The kids we’re escorting to trick or treat dropped their bags
➸Accidentally scared a kid and their adult is angry
➸Dog chased me up a tree when I tried to knock on the door
➸Tried to get get the last perfectly round pumpkin at the same time
➸You took my pumpkin pie on accident and I have your apple one
➸I ran out of candy and aren’t you too old to be trick or treating
➸Hugged/kissed wrong person in a costume like my friend’s.

Big Skittles Fic Rec List

I get asked regularly what my favorite Scott/Stiles fics are. Unfortunately my AO3 Bookmarks are basically useless, since I use those as a “To Read” collection. Fortunately, I keep all my faves in a Hall of Fame shelf on my Kindle. This is an ever-evolving list, so I’ll update it periodically when I think about it.

With no further ado… this is Anne’s Big Skittles Fic Rec List. 

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All the AUs
  1. Cosplayers AU
  2. Pirates AU
  3. Fugitive AU
  4. High School AU
  5. Roommates AU
  6. Harry Potter AU
  7. Amnesia AU
  8. Hospital AU
  9. Library AU
  10. Book Store AU
  11. Pen Pals AU
  12. Ghosts AU
  13. Archaeologist AU
  14. Circus AU
  15. Soulmates AU
  16. Deaf Club AU
  17. Mermaid AU
  18. Hitchhiker AU
  19. Summer Camp AU
  20. Daycare AU
  21. Superhero AU
  22. Roadtrip AU
  23. Babysitters AU
  24. Skateboarders AU
  25. Genderbend AU

Submitted by anonymous

Thank you so much for the submission!

Hey, who wants to hear the clean details of some of the ridiculous AUs including Var which myself and friends have come up with?

Including but not limited to:

  • modern day werewolf AU
  • oceanic horror meets underwater archaeologist AU
  • dragon romance AU (also the ultimate lighter and softer AU)
  • grimdark urban magic AU where Var makes a pact with a Great Old One for revenge purposes
  • harpy AU
  • Dungeons and Dragons AU where Var is a warlock in a pact with themself
  • very special AU of Var in the setting of the novel series @sparklyandheroic is writing

(I say clean details because I’m a thirsty gremlin and most of the AUs exist for…. purposes…. but plot happens anyway because that’s how we roll)

honestly every cliché au gets an extra scoop of adorable when it is betty x veronica

social media au? betty and veronica are like duelling bloggers edging closer from “foe” to “yay” every hour???? yes

coffeeshop au? betty is the tireless manager and veronica is the riches-to-rags new barista trying to get her life back together??? yes!!

celebrity au? rising starlet veronica gets interviewed by ace reporter betty cooper and they fall in love??? Y E S

fake dating au???? superhero au!? 1930s archaeologists au?? bachelor contestants au? fuckin bagel au????????

hashtag luv these chicks

Uncommon AUs

acidxtrapper  asked:

Hey, love your blog! I was just reading a fic where they are in the zombie apocolypse and loved it! Iwent to the zombie-au tag and read most of the fics there. I was wondering if you knew of any others that are not in the tag.

sure thing its been a while (and by a while i mean a year wow okay)

Warm Bodies by Arubiderekstilinski (complete | 12,027 | R)

“So… What’s your name?” Derek asks, pushing around a canned peach with his plastic fork.

“Uh.” Is the zombie’s response, much more intelligent than he’d originally thought the corpses were. Sure, it’s not a full conversation, but this one tries. This one saved him, and didn’t eat him while he slept.

“Do you not have a name?” He asks, looking at the confused expression on the corpse’s face. Maybe he can’t remember it. Derek thinks it’s sad.

“Uh. St…Uh, I..” It tries, scratching at the buzz cut hair, foggy eyes searching the room and then Derek’s face.

“…Stuart?” He supplies, but the corpse shakes his head, nose turned up. “Steven? Stu? S…Stiles?”

“Huh?” That catches his attention, the last one.

“Stiles.” Derek nods, thinking it’s odd, but good. Like him. “That can be your name. Okay?”

Stiles does something like a smile, “Oh…Okay.”

Like A Disease by dawnstruck (oneshot | 7,092 | NR)

They don’t know where it came from.

One day there were obscure reports about sudden outbreaks of violence all over the place, violence that started spreading, like a virus, like a disease. Until one mild evening in April… it reached Beacon Hills.
There were graffiti all over the town, words carved into trees and park benches, letters written in blood. And they all spelled out the same thing: Croatoan.

apart of the Croatoan ‘verse 

Endure and Survive (To the Edge of the Universe and Back) by blindinglights (oneshot | 46,960 | NC-17)

Stiles never saw it coming, not the world ending or even the zombies that came with it. 

your blood (and your bones) by daleked (oneshot | 1,163 | G)

“Hey, I’m Will Smith and you’re the dog, huh?” Stiles jokes once, and Derek levels a glare at him. They make plans: travel by car, disinfectant in the back, perishables under the seat. The guns in the front with them; always in reach.

a slight apocalypse by 8611 (oneshot | 11,809 | R)

“This has officially gone straight past Indiana Jones and into Lara Croft levels of utter ridiculousness.” (Adventure archaeologists!AU.)

*has scott/stiles & stiles/derek so


I was tagged by the awesome @crossroadswrite to do the under 1k kudos fic recs, so here it is. 

a slight apocalypse by 8611  

[M  | 11k  | Stiles/Scott, Stiles/Derek, Stiles/Scott/Allison]

“This has officially gone straight past Indiana Jones and into Lara Croft levels of utter ridiculousness.” (Adventure archaeologists!AU.) 

This is seriously one of my favorite fics, it’s hilarious and beautiful with bonus polyamory and I don’t understand how it doesn’t have more kudos. PLEASE GO READ THIS.

Phase 3 by damnitgreenberg

[M  | 128k  | Stiles/Derek  | Post-Apocalypse/Sci-fi]

In a world where humanity is on the brink of extinction, the remaining members of the species are kept, guarded and protected, in self-sustaining compounds called “domes” while werewolves and other supernaturals run the rest of society. After Scott is bitten, Stiles is pulled from his dome to work at Beacon Hills, the largest supecity in what used to be California. There, he strikes up a surprising friendship with the Alpha Prime’s son and stumbles upon a series of secrets that may explain why the war with the Darach and her human separatist army never ended.

I’m an absolute slut for anything to do with sci-fi/worldbuilding and I love this, it’s such a cool world.

Shadow In The Mirror by EclipseWing

[T  | 26k  | Gen | Nogi!Stiles] 

“When the sun catches him at the right angle, his shadow twists until it looks almost like there is a nine-tailed fox, trotting at his heels.”

My favourite Nogi/Post-Nogi!Stiles fic. Pretty much what I always wanted to happen.

[tomorrow never knows] by ahab2692

[E  | 41k  | Stiles/Jackson]

After a violent accident, Stiles and Jackson are forced to hide out together at a summer cabin at Lake Tahoe. They discover themselves.

I found myself reading this one day, despite never really getting into Stackson before, and it’s beautiful and mysterious and idk it stayed with me.

Somewhere Else, Someone Else by megxmas

[T  | 19k  | Stiles/Derek  | Soulmate AU]

They’re sitting in the car, and Stiles’ dad is poring over the scans, gesturing violently at the air. ‘I just don’t understand!’ he says. ‘There’s never been anything out of the ordinary on any of your tests, and yet you always have seizures! How come nothing ever comes up?’

Stiles shrugs, has heard his dad complain about this a dozen times before. Stiles is pretty sure that he and Derek are some kind of magical soulmates and this is the way the world has decided to connect them, but somehow, he doesn’t think that’ll fly as an explanation.

Really unique soulmate au. I loved this.

you wardens of the sky by 8611

[T  | 6k  | Gen]

They’re Jedi, except for Allison, who may or may not grow up to be Han Solo. (Star Wars AU.)

Star Wars. Do I really need to say any more. 

Pretty Human Virgin Boy Comes to the Pond- Feed Him All the Best Heads by Delta_Immortal

[E  | 49k  | Stiles/Derek  | Horror]

Stiles knew it was a bad idea to go into the woods, but little did he know his actions would cause the death of everyone around him. Running from the thing that killed Danny, Scott and Stiles stumble upon a pond, which happens to hold a strange man named Derek who floats around in the middle of it. Derek assures them they’re safe now.

What appears to be salvation is nothing more than the start of the death of everyone Stiles cares about. The being known as Derek haunts him at every turn, unsatisfied until Stiles succumbs to Derek’s whims. Stiles isn’t sure if that involves sexing him or eating him, and he really doesn’t want to find out.

Don’t go into this fic lightly. It’s seriously dark. Death, gore, weird shit. I loved it.

Like Thunder, Like Fire, Like Tenderness and Desire by crossroadswrite

[G  | 2k  | Stiles/Derek]

It’s not like he cares how skilled Stiles’ wings look. It’s not like he cares how broad and strong looking they are, how utterly breathtaking they are with their night sky blue primary and their thunder pattern of bright incandescent white, like lightning got caught in them.

Adorable dragons being adorable. All the dragon fics. Sign me the fuck up.

omg this took me ages, I’m not used to using my laptop lmao. I tag: @smokesforwolves @rugbyhowl @creativehale @thegirlwholovedeverything @sterekhalinsk @bistiles-bilinski @tattooedstilnski

Okay guys, but what if….

Gravity Falls Archaeologist AU

Think about it. Dipper and Mabel are apart of this archaeologist organization created by their Grunkle Stan where they search for ancient things or strange things and then take them back to study them or put it on display in their museum, like any other archaeologist organization. I’m thinking the organization could be called Professional and International New Exhibitions or PINE for short (the name could use some work).They were assigned the mission of finding the Tomb of Bill Cipher since they found the journal during a trip to Gravity Falls to investigate strange sightings.

Here’s what I think the characters would be like in this au:

Bill Cipher and his Tomb

Bill’s tomb is located in Egypt. It is surrounded by a giant, golden pyramid, much like the pyramids in Egypt, but this pyramid doesn’t have any steps, it is completely smooth. The inside of the pyramid is just a giant room filled with valuable treasures and priceless artifacts. There is an opening in the back of the pyramid which leads to underground where there is a maze with five levels. Each level of the maze holds a creature from the books or from the author’s experiments, the first level holds the gnomes and the last holds the shape shifter (the creatures get more dangerous as the level progresses). Beneath the mazes is Bill’s tomb which is entirely made of gold with hints of black in the walls, floors, pillars, and his throne.

Bill has three bodyguards which are just basically copies of himself, but different colors (different emotions). The red bodyguard, his angry side, stands on his left, the blue one, his sad side, stands on his right, and the purple one is his calm or neutral side, stands behind him. Bill and his bodyguards are all originally made of gold, and when Mabel and Dipper enter the tomb, they turn into humans. Bill cannot turn human on command. Bill can only turn back when in the presence of all three journals. Journal 1 and 2 are already in his tomb. The only way to stop him is to separate the three books, and he, along with everything else, will turn to gold where they stand. Even though he is solid gold, he still sees everything.

Dipper and Mabel

So in this au, they’re older. They’re both archaeologists and considered adventurers as they go search for things themselves, but Dipper is also a professor. They carry journal 3.


When the twins go on this expedition, they take either Wendy, Soos, or both. They also work for the twins. (Neither Wendy nor Soos come out alive) Bill is still all seeing, which is why he was buried under the pyramid. He knows about Dipper and Mabel and their popularity with archaeological findings that reveal big secrets. Because if this, he tries to keep them in the tomb with him. The reason is because his tomb holds many secrets of the universe, secrets that could be dangerous and Bill doesn’t want the twins leaking this information to the world and ruining his plans.

Reverse Falls (including this au because I love it too much not to)

In this version of reverse falls, Dipper and Mabel are the same age and have the same profession. They know about the alternate universe. Instead of taking Wendy and Soos, rev!Gideon and rev!Pacifica go with them. Neither of them make it. In the tomb with Bill, his bodyguards are rev!Bill standing behind him, rev!Dipper on his right, and rev!Mabel on his left. The Gleeful twins and rev!Bill had disappeared from the alternate world long ago and Gideon and Pacifica had wondered where they had gone. The Gleeful twins had agreed to stay with Bill, along with rev!Bill, to stay alive during and after his plans, with the price of serving him (they forced rev!Bill to come). The Gleeful twins still have their amulet and still wear the same clothing, except the star is an all seeing eye now.

So yep, that’s basically how I think this au would be like (along with the reverse falls au because I love that au). If you have any questions, feel free to send me an ask. If you have an idea on what I should call it, send me that too (I’m thinking Archaeology Falls or something).

anonymous asked:

19 taeguk!

19. “Wait a minute. Are you drunk?!”

“Cut!” Taehyung sighs as Jeongguk screams, closing his eyes and praying for something, anything, to fall on his head and put him out of his misery.

This shoot, supposedly just a quick filler segment Jeongguk thought of last-minute, has taken four and a half hours. It’s cold in this cave and he’s pretty sure a bat glared at him and he’s had to pee for at least two hours.

Their stylist Jimin comes closer and starts to touch up his foundation for reasons he’s not entirely sure of, considering he hasn’t sweated and nothing’s really moved out of place. But he keeps still anyway aside from shifting his eyes just to the left to see Jeongguk reviewing some of the footage with Hoseok. He smiles a little and tentatively reaches a finger to poke Jeongguk in the butt, laughing as Jeongguk jumps and starts to ball his fists up in preparation to fight whatever touched him.

“Not funny,” Jeongguk scowls, getting back into position.

“Honestly hilarious,” Taehyung says. Jimin shushes him and starts to pat on more gloss and he tries not to pout. “Can we just be done now? We’ve gotten enough footage. I’m tired of this cave and I think I’ve got hyperthermia.”

“Hypothermia,” Yoongi corrects in his usual mumble, seated on a rock nearby and fiddling with a piece of audio equipment.

“Yes, that one. Point is, I’m dying. Let’s go. I want to get to the actual fun part.”

“I don’t think that part’s very fun,” Hoseok says.

“You’re a chicken, though,” Taehyung says. “Cave mouths are boring. Let’s go find treasure!”

“Are you drunk?” Jeongguk asks.

“I wish. At least drinking would keep me warm.”

Taehyung hops out of his position, carefully navigates over a tiny stream on the cave floor, and shines his light down the almost impossibly narrow hole that they’ll have to lower themselves through. It’s terrifying and exhilarating.

“Okay folks,” he says quietly after turning on his personal handheld camera, “this is what we’ll be squeezing through. And hopefully at the bottom–treasure.”

“Or death,” Yoongi says.

“Treasure or death,” Taehyung amends. “Dun dun dunnn!” He makes an awkward squealy-scream and does a few dramatic zooms before laughing.

“You are definitely drunk,” Jeongguk says. Taehyung smiles, turning off his camera, then gets back up to start strapping himself into his gear.

Last chapter of the McFassy archaeologist/professor AU now up! Back in Michael’s office, with sunshine, a certain question, and an answer.

Read at AO3 here! Teaser below.


Thinking about research and submitting grades and books he might actually have time to read for fun—some Lord Dunsany, maybe, James was a fairy-story fan and Michael was willing to be introduced—he ended up distracted. Walking into the corner of his desk. His hip objected; he swore at the desk and his own ineptitude, flailed a step, ran into his trash bin, wobbled and failed to regain balance.

He and the trash bin both fell over. With a clatter and a headache.

While he was lying on his floor staring at the ceiling, the clatter kept on. Didn’t seem right, but he wasn’t processing yet, sort of stunned—

His window thumped. More accurately, someone came through the window with a thump and landed squarely at his side. “Michael!”

“What,” Michael said, because apparently James had just launched himself through Michael’s window, which really shouldn’t be possible at that angle. “Those open outward.”

“I’m an archaeologist. I’m very flexible. Where’re you hurt? How bad?” James’s hand on his face felt warm and worried and loving. “How many fingers’m I holding up?”

“Christ. Three. I’m only clumsy. How flexible, exactly?”

“Nope,” James said, “not while you’re hurt,” but stopped checking for potential skull fractures and flopped right down on the floor on his stomach, sprawled out at the exact angle to look Michael in the eye. His hair stood up in anxious ruffles; he’d worn his leather jacket again, soft and time-battered, and he was keeping slightly more weight on his left side than his right, courtesy of an eventful encounter with a tomb’s trapdoor six weeks ago. Michael wanted to kiss him everyplace. “Want me to disembowel your trash bin, then? ’ve got half an Anglo-Saxon ceremonial spear back in my office.”

“Tempting. Might have to decline. That trash bin’s protected by the forces of university budget restrictions.”

“No replacements?”

“Not if you kill it with a spear. That can’t be comfortable for you.”

“You’re down here,” James retorted, as if this were a perfectly flawless argument. “I was coming to see you anyway. How’s the grading?”