It's been a while since we've last talked about selkie!victor, but I recently saw it pop-up again, so I was wondering if you have more hcs for him/them? :3
since @kazliin just brought this up, consider the version of btds with human yuuri and selkie viktor:
yuuri katsuki’s just chillin on the beach you know, minding his own business
(let’s just say this is in torvill because i’m mad lazy rn)
suddenly a shadow looms over him. he looks up
there is an extremely beautiful man looming over him
this extremely beautiful man is also extremely naked
except for a silvery harp pelt draped over his shoulder
he drops the pelt in yuuri’s lap and starts to babble something but yuuri doesn’t understand him because in this version of the au his mutism stems from being deaf
so he has to write out that he doesn’t understand him
and the man starts wildly gesticulating in ways that aren’t really bsl
but somehow still manage to convey “i came out of the ocean because i love you”
and yuuri is like, really shocked
(but then he takes the man in – this man he calls heart-mouth almost immediately because of the shape of his smile – to meet his family and they unofficially adopt him and yuuri teaches him to communicate and everything is fluff and adorable)
also harp seal viktor was probably escaping hunters who had killed his entire family so sometimes he will stop babbling and he gets very quiet and yuuri knows that when viktor gets like this he’s probably genuinely upset and he’s so protective of this man who has given him his sealskin – who has shown so much trust in him – and it’s so difficult for him not to hide the skin because he thinks he’s on borrowed time with this magnificent mythical creature but he doesn’t. like the episode 11 moment where yuuri’s all “let’s end this” would just be him returning the skin and trying to convince viktor to leave but viktor refuses to and starts crying and yuuri realises that this selkie really wants to be human with him forever and he’s like. so touched.
so that’s what it would look like the other way around sorry this ran away from me lol
“The last thing I remember is falling overboard, but I just woke up on an abandoned beach with a merperson cradling my head. Definitely a strange thing to wake up to.” AU
Character A is a pirate that frequently travels through dangerous waters, so they’ve employed the help of Character B, a merperson, to guide their ship through dangerous waters. In return, Character A gives Character B foreign shells/stories of Character A’s travels/beautiful jewelry/etc.
While taking a break from pirating, Character A likes to relax on their secret beach and relax with their best friend/casual lover, Character B the merperson. Cue lots of cute situations like Character B decorating Character A’s hair with shells and braids, and Character A telling Character B about all of their adventures.
“I love you, however, do not start kissing my neck with those needle teeth. I’m not in the mood for that.” AU
Character A is a pirate with an immense fear of water, and one day after falling off of their ship, they’re rescued by Character B, a merperson. Character B then goes on to teach Character A how to swim.
“How about this as a trade? You visit me personally, bring me jewelry and other nice things, flatter me with compliments, and then maybe I’ll grant you access to cross my waters. Sound good, pirate?” AU
While collecting fish with other merpeople, Character A accidentally runs straight into a human net and is hauled aboard a pirate ship. Taken captive as a “rare oddity”, Character A is utterly miserable with their new life. Character B works on the ship and is responsible for keeping Character A alive.
There. In the centre of the ring there’s a flash of blue.
Viktor pushes past two spectators just in time to see him, a crown of blue roses in his hair and Viktor’s striped shirt barely hanging onto his shoulders as he dances to the tune.
He saw this boy twice a week for a month on Skype, but he’s still blown away by how beautiful Yuuri looks tonight. He’s lost between the softness at Yuuri’s hips and the crispness of his shoulders, the smoothness of his skin and the messiness of his hair. The way the selkie translates the music into the movements of his body makes Viktor’s heart swell and his breath come short.
Finally, he can bear it no more. “Yuuri!” he shouts as the song’s beat begins to mount again, and Yuuri’s eyes snap open. Viktor drinks in his warm gaze, his heart soaring as Yuuri’s mouth curves up in a smile.
And then Yuuri takes his hand, eliciting sparks down Viktor’s spine at the barest touch.
Yuuri pulls him closer, bouncing in time to the music, and Viktor joins him with laughter on his lips and a song in his heart.
Stay close to me, Yuuri had asked him in his book. And here he is, answering.
Even through the months of doubts and fear, a part of him had always known that. It just took some time for the rest of him to accept it — to accept that this is his second chance.
I’m still working on this AU but This is what I’ve got worked out so far:
-Jesse had a pretty big reputation, and by which he is either known as “Captain McCree”, “Deadeye McCree” or just “Deadeye”
-he has an eyepatch, hence the ‘Deadeye’ thing
-He was born a bastard son to an unmarried woman who died in a shipcrash and was stranded at sea until he was picked up by Captain Gabriel Reyes, who at the time was working as a Captain of the Royal Navy before he eventually goes rogue
-But before that he takes Jesse in and trains him to be a sailor on his ship, ‘Black Watch’
-He loses his hand in a battle with some pirates in his mid twenties and Reyes buys him the mechanical one
-After losing his arm, Jesse leaves Reyes and his crew behind when he gets older to captain his own ship ‘The Dead Lock’ and becomes a Pirate master in order to seek revenge on the ones that took his arm
-he only steals from royalty and other pirates, not civilians
-How he lost his eye is a mystery, and people say he can see your soul through his dead eye
-he’s extremely ancient and came to the warmer Caribbean ocean because his species was being hunted out in his native lands
-Is a special kind of Mermaid called a Sea Dragon that are the most powerful
-Got in a giant power struggle with his brother for territory when they were a lot younger and fucked him up, ripping out part of his tail
-They make up because Genji acknowledges Hanzo as the alpha but still gives him a lot of shit and pesters him now that they’re older
-he has magical abilities (though I won’t say what yet)
-he’s highly intelligent and can imitate any voice he hears
-also speaks a bunch of languages cuz he’s old as fuck
-he’s a siren so he’ll sing to you about what you want most
-can actually kind of see into your soul
-crazy long hair
-Is attracted to shiny things and likes collecting whatever he finds that catches his eye, and is extremely possessive over said things
-which may or may not include Jesse McCree
WORLD IN GENERAL:
-Gabriel Reyes was once part of the royal guard as a Captain, but now is a mercenary who will work for either the Crown or the Pirate Cause on a whim
-Got hung for treason by the crown but was revived by black magic
-Kind of a zombie/undead
-Also there are lots of other sirens
-James Morrison is the king
-there’s different kinds of magic
-It’s gonna be a cool AU
Hey I was wondering could you list YOI completed fics which are long and good ? "-"
What a great ask! Shoutout to all the amazing fic writers who write full freaking novels for free because they love the show that much. You all do such great work for the fandom and I thank you all so much. Here are some of my favourite long, completed fics!
Completed Victuuri Fics (Over 40k Words)
all the world’s a stage by braveten, Explicit, 112k AU where Victor is the the most famous actor in Hollywood and Yuuri is a silver medalist at this year’s GPF… and also has a huge crush on Victor. Yuuri auditions to become his skating coach for a movie with the help of Pitchit and cuteness ensues. Fun, great writing, good plot. Lots of fluff, some angst, and a little bit of smut. Amazing fic!
Home by Kurenaito, Teen, 46k Three years after the series, Yuuri has retired, and he and Viktor live in America. It’s no secret that Viktor likes to make impulsive decisions. Cute adoption fic! Bonus angsty Yurio..
Melodies Unheard, but Felt All the Same by Watermelonsmellinfellon, Mature, 69k Yuuri wanted to make history as the first deaf man to win the Grand Prix Final. Of course he’s a little skeptical of Victor Nikiforov’s presence, but Victor proves to be different, and Yuuri appreciates that. Amazing fic that truly shows that love wins, no matter what obstacles face them.
Maelstrom by feelslikefire, Explicit, 43k Victor Nikiforov is poised to win gold in his fifth consecutive Grand Prix Final. He has the world at his feet, is unparalleled in the sport–right up until a snowstorm blows into Sochi, and he finds himself repeating the same day over and over and over. He stumbles over Yuuri Katsuki, and everything changes. THE GROUNDHOG DAY AU!!
On Our Love by LiaoftheDawn, Mature, 46k The fic where Victor thinks he’s doing the right thing, manages to disappoint all the Yuris in his life, and still everything works out at the end. LOVE this fic… I’m sobbing…
like your french girls by ebenroot, Teen, 102k in which Victor is an artist, Yuuri is his figure skating muse, and Yuri is so done hearing about their stupid love story through Instagram. Great artist AU fic with lots pining Victor and fluffy scenes!
Between us by Vitavili, Mature, 169k Love hurts. Love heals. Sometimes it’s really easy to love. Sometimes it feels like hell. You can forget to love yourself because you are too busy with loving someone else. Stunning fic with heavy angst but a happy ending.
Yuuri!!! on Floor by thehandsingsweapon, Not Rated, 67k The gymnastics edition, in which Viktor is still a skater. A story about how sometimes love comes slow and soft, and how hearts get bigger when they break. Great gymnastics AU!
Until My Feet Bleed and My Heart Aches by Reiya, Explicit, 197k Rivals AU where Yuuri’s main goal, ever since he was a child, is to beat Victor and win the GPF. SO MUCH ANGST (like, so much) and deliciously hot, hot, hot! You might die from reading this… it’s that good. Thumbs up!
Standard Deviations by JustBeHappy, Teen, 82k Victor knew something was wrong when he woke up. Firstly, Yuuri wasn’t by his side in bed. Secondly, the wallpapers weren’t supposed to be blue. Great time travel AU!
Beside the Dancing Sea by lily_winterwood, MapleTreeway, Explicit, 186k New York Times-bestselling author Viktor Nikiforov arrives in the sleepy seaside town of Torvill Cove to cure his writer’s block. After encountering local wallflower Yuuri Katsuki at a party, he discovers that this mysterious dark-haired man has a couple secrets up his sleeve. And Viktor will be damned if he doesn’t find out just what those secrets are. LOVE this fic!
Love So Lifeby shamarmon, Teen, 114k Yuuri Katsuki was simply living his college life, teaching ice skating lessons to little kids, when suddenly his idol and champion figure skater Victor Nikiforov bursts in and requests that he start babysitting his three year old nephew, Yuri Plisetsky. Yuuri finds himself growing to be a part of their family and helping them work through their complicated family issues. Super cute!
lie to make me like you by cityboys, Mature, 80k Victor is a retired actor looking for love, and Yuuri happens to be the (un)fortunate soul to unwittingly ask him out at the beginning of the month. Except relationships don’t come with a script, and it’s much harder understanding love than roles. Awesome actor AU!
Until You Return to Me by BatMads, Teen, 113k Yuuri and Victor are in St. Petersburg together at last, but when Yuuri has difficulty adjusting to the transition and tragedy strikes, it seems as though they may be separated forever. Now they struggle to find their way back to each other when the universe seems to conspire against a happy ending. THE SLOWEST BURN FIC YOU WILL EVER READ OMFGDHFSDK
centripetal force by braveten, Explicit, 85k Victor speaks seven languages. (Physics isn’t one of them.) Luckily, though, he ends up rooming with his antithesis: a shy, black-haired boy who just so happens to be a physics major. I LOVE THIS FIC SO MUCH
No Less Unthinkable by rageprufrock, Explicit, 79k In which Katsuki Yuuri fights a losing battle with chronic anxiety, the quadruple Salchow, and his own judgment four drinks in — but wins the war. Stunning fic!
pick lilacs for the passing time by astralelegies, Teen, 68k In which the outlandish prodigy Victor Nikiforov hits Yuuri’s life like a whirlwind after he transfers to a prestigious ballet conservatory in Moscow, two grumpy teenagers learn to be friends, and Mila’s Straight Girl CrushTM might not be so straight after all.
An Intangible Force of Motion by doeinstinct, Teen, 76k The new season is in full-swing, and Viktor is realizing just how much work it is to coach and compete, but the exhilaration is worth it. The pain in his leg is probably just from overworking. Probably. So sad but so good.
Call Everything on the Ice…by shysweetthing, 50k Victor learns Japanese while in Hasetsu. He doesn’t tell Yuuri, and things get dicey when he overhears Yuuri and Mari talking about him in Japanese. Repeatedly. ONE OF MY FAVOURITE FICS EVER
starstruck by shizuoh, Teen, 58k In which yuuri is a simple barista, viktor is a famous movie star, and yuri is an 8 year old kid stuck in the middle of it. I adore this fic!
matched by bigspoonnoya, Explicit, 52k Viktor Nikiforov considers himself an excellent matchmaker, but there’s one love life he can’t seem to get right: his own.
So, I think I should start making theme posts for my Polynesian AU or as you like to call it Moana AU (both variants are welcome). Since many of you seemed pretty much interested in this story I’ll try to give you a brief idea of what this whole thing is about.
Sorry for my clumsy English :)
Timeline. The story is set about one and a half century after Maui stole Te Fiti’s heart and everything became hell. All the monsters released from Lalotai and darkness spreading quickly and destroying islands made many tribes search for safe areas to stay, and if they used to be more peaceful back then when the ocean was a safer place now they had to fight for their land and protect it from the newcomers. Overall, sailing wasn’t forbidden but people were slowly losing that special connection with the ocean their ancestry used to have.
Turtles. And that’s where we should start speaking about the turts. In this AU all four brothers (not blood-related) are sons of Tu - god of war in Polynesian mythology. There’s a legend (made up of course) that when the number of tribe wars and monster attacks increased other gods made Tu help the people. He decided to send his guardians which would protect people from Lalotai monsters and maybe prevent some war cases. Following what the legend tells the strongest of female sea turtles (turtles are considered to be a symbol of strength and war) gave their eggs to Tu and he placed them on small islands in different regions. One of those islands was our turtles’ birthplace.
Firstly, their names are different in this story. I tried to choose the most fitting ones.
Leo is a green sea turtle named Lono which means “peace and prosperity”
Raph is a leatherback sea turtle named Rapa which means “giant”
Donnie is also a green sea turtle named Roro which means “brain” (there’s a lack of names and even words starting with D in Maori and Hawaiian languages so I had to put up with this variant, it isn’t half bad I think)
Mikey is a loggerhead sea turtle named Maika which means “good”
When you kiss your soulmate, you die… Unless, of course, your soulmate is in love with you.
(Take this and do what you will with it. You could have it where soulmates have tattoos, or it could just be there’s no way of knowing if someone’s your soulmate or not unless you kill them. Or it could be you just know once you’ve kissed them.)