“I’m very sorry,” Seraphina Picquery said quietly, her imperious mask softening to show genuine regret. “I hope you understand that, under the circumstances, we simply cannot afford to have you continue in your role as Director.”
Percival Graves cleared his throat once, and then nodded. “I understand. The Director has to be above reproach, and I am potentially compromised.” He felt his mouth twist without his permission, and smoothed his expression again.
Seraphina’s winding her finger in circles above her cup of coffee. The small, wooden stirring stick is moving lazily beneath it. She fixes Graves with a look and says, “Goldstein seems convinced that the case is what Scamander uses to transport his magical creatures in.”
“I’m not sure, but it doesn’t seem too much of a stretch. He’s…” and with a quick roll of his eyes skywards in search of a more appropriate word, says, “unconventional.”
A.K.A - Mr. Scamander runs an old zoo for magical creatures in New York. MACUSA’s very best is sent to clear up it’s issues.
What if polyjuice copies everything from the original person, including soulmarks/soulbonds etc. For most people when they revert back to themselves their own bond overpowers the temporary one made when under the potion. But Grindelwald is one of the few who doesn’t have his own mark so after he triggers Graves and Newts bond he doesn’t have anything to override it when he becomes himself again. So while Graves and Newt are definitely soulmates, Newt and Grindelwald kind of are as well now and no one knows quite what to do.
Maybe he was cursed or it’s a family trait but Graves can talk to magical beasts and can understand them when they talk back to him. He keeps this ability a secret but ever since he started hanging around Newt there have been a lot more creatures around and they are all very talkative and Graves can only come up with so many explanations as to why he is conversations with magical beasts.
Grindelwald / Graves / Newt ABO by Anonymous (warning for mentions of dubcon)
Newt Scamander is an omega, though various experiments with the venom of different magical creatures have provided him with a strong suppressant that makes him smell like a beta. Unluckily for Newt, alpha!Grindelwald isn’t so easily fooled. He recognizes Newt as an omega as soon as Tina brings him in. A little bit of lying and a staged death leave Grindelwald free to dump Newt at his hideout with the disoriented alpha!Graves.
Now, if Grindelwald and Graves both bond with Newt, Grindelwald will not only have a coveted omega in his power, he’ll also have the most powerful auror this side of the atlantic at his call. So Grindelwald does what any ambitious dark lord would do - he starts a threesome.
Summary: “Scamander.” Graves frowned to himself. For someone who was supposedly in a bad rut, he seemed perfectly in control. “Your accent, it’s British. Any relation to Theseus Scamander? Head of the DMLE?”
“I’m his younger brother.”
“Are you an Auror?”
“No. I’m a magizoologist.”Graves exhaled, exasperated. “A what? Is this a rescue or are you a hostage?”
“Sort of neither,” Newt admitted.
Comments: Sooooo I read all of manic_intent’s Graves/Newt fics…
This is very well written, the omegaverse isn’t your typical one so that adds some interest, and I love the characterisation. A great read.
To confirm the characters - this is the non-Grindelwald Percival Graves.
An obligatory Buffy AU. Features Raven the Vampire Slayer, Charles, the frumpy Watcher to whom nothing interesting should ever happen, and Erik, the penitent ensouled vampire. The preceding statement is 100% true.
Notes: The tone of this story is a m a z i n g and it really does fit the outline of a Buffy AU to a T. Part dark, part funny, and all intense.
Summary: Getting rescued from the sarcophagus that Grindelwald had stashed him in turned out to be a thoroughly uncomfortable affair, if only because Graves suspected that Tina would never let him forget it’d happened, ever. Of all the Aurors who could’ve stumbled over Grindelwald’s vault, did it really have to be her?
Besides, Grindelwald hadn’t had that much time to make Graves’ said sarcophagus stay anything more than humiliating, unless his Grand Plan was to see how long Graves would take to die of boredom. Thankfully, Tina had found Graves before he’d gotten tired of grimly plotting Grindelwald’s murder. Unsettlingly enough, by all reports, Grindelwald had actually been credible enough at Graves’ soul-sucking time sink of a normal job that not even Graves’ closest minions had figured him out. Which meant that a) small wonder Grindewald hadn’t progressed his Plans of World Domination(?) further than aggressively stalking some poor kid and b) Graves clearly needed new minions.
Comments: Beautifully written, great plot and I really love the author’s characterisation of Percival’s house elf!
Thx a lot for all your rec! I have great fun reading them! Do you know any Vampire!Erik or Demon!Erik fic? (btw I love your 007 AU and geek-but-badass-Charles a lot, it stay on my top fav list all the time)
Yay! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the recs!
Here’re some demon!Erik and Vampire!Erik Cherik fics for you, friend!
An Accident of Circumstance by manic_intent (M, 12k) As part of a reward for his successes in border skirmishes, Sebastian Shaw allows Erik discretion to create a childe of his own, within reason. Erik rebels. Ending’s Comment: Erik attempts to woo Charles while keeping him safe. Definitely different from the average vampire fic and I loved it!
Love and Other Secrets by Microsaur (M, 20k) Erik is a vampire that would much rather be left alone, Charles is a baronet that can’t seem to accept that. Ending’s Comment: A lovely period piece that manages to keep their philosophical debates alive even in this complete AU. Ends a bit abruptly, but enjoyable nonetheless!
On the Scent by dedkake (E, 5.5k) The full moon is nearing and Charles decides to visit his neighbor. Ending’s Comment: Werewolf!Charles and Vampire!Erik being snarky and banging.
Modern Vampire: A Guide, by Raven Xavier, Vampire Slayer by keire_ke (T, 4k) An obligatory Buffy AU. Features Raven the Vampire Slayer, Charles, the frumpy Watcher to whom nothing interesting should ever happen, and Erik, the penitent ensouled vampire. The preceding statement is 100% true. Ending’s Comment: First part of a series with a much longer sequel. Charles is too cute and Erik is an appropriately soulful vampire.
Urban Legend by toestastegood (M, 10k) They say that if you stand in front of a mirror and say his name three times Magneto will appear. Charles has never believed in urban legends and he’s never been capable of turning down a dare. Ending’s Comment: This is one of the scariest fics I’ve ever read. Beautifully written and truly chilling.
Veni ad me (Come to me) by strawberrymilano (T, 52k) Charles summons his first demon on a lazy Saturday afternoon. He wasn’t expecting such a handsome, refined one to pop up. Ending’s Comment: The fluffiest demon fic ever. Adorable and will put a smile on your face.
The Geometry of Chance by manic_intent (E, 35k) Charles is an incubus who feeds off sexual energy. However, such feeding can lead to the death of his bed partner, so Charles is always careful not to go too far and picks people he is only moderately attracted to. Then comes Erik who drives Charles absolutely wild. Ending’s Comment: In which Charles is the demon, not Erik, but I’m including it anyway because it is excellent. The author takes a semi-cracky prompt and makes it heartfelt and lovely.
And I’m so glad you enjoyed my 007 fic : D I’m a bit obsessed with total nerd but still badass Charles <3 For anyone who’s interested, here it is:One Life for Yourself and One for Your Dreams starring 00 Agent Raven, BAMF!Q!Charles, and villain?!Erik (shameless self-promo)
Okay guys, so like, I don’t wanna start shit here, and my logic could
be completely flawed, but I kinda want to discuss this more in depth?
seen a lot of posts going around about how they hate the name
“stormpilot” for Finn/Poe. Which, I understand to a certain extent. You
don’t want Finn to be defined by something he so bravely renounced.
However, I was reading this lovely fic http://archiveofourown.org/works/5570728/chapters/12842296 by manic_intent and it got me thinking.
This part in particular stuck out: “Life’s cheap everywhere when it’s a war,” Finn pointed out. “First
Order snuffed out those New Republic planets. Killed billions. We
blew up Starkiller base. Killed millions. When you get to that kind of
calculus? Millions, billions, it all becomes one big statistic.”
New Republic planets were mostly full of civilians,” Poe had taken on
what Finn mentally termed the
Now-We-Are-Explaning-Things-To-The-Stormtrooper tone, which had been
funny at first, but which was starting to wear on him. “Starkiller base
“It was full of people like me, you mean.”
Poe grimaced. “Finn-“
weren’t really that much different,” Finn said quietly. “I told you
FN-2187 was my name and you thought that was weird, sure. But I did
have a name. The other troopers, those who bunked with me, they called
me Eight-Seven. There were four of us who were pretty tight, ‘cos we
were always stuck doing simulations together. Nines, Zeroes and Slip.
Phasma’s legion, so I guess like Phasma, they were all on the base when
“I’m not saying that I would’ve done things differently,” Finn added, as
Poe seemed suddenly frozen. “But, you guys. Going on about how it’s OK
to wipe out everyone in the base because they weren’t ‘civilians’? I
don’t know. Most of us troopers, we were either cloned or taken early
from our families. Life down there’s all we ever knew.”
Finn chose to stop being a stormtrooper, yes he decided to break free
from the First Order, but No, I don’t think he would deny being a
stormtrooper as part of his past. His fellow soldiers were like him,
brainwashed from birth and knew nothing else. I don’t think he feels any
particular malice towards the stormtroopers themselves, I think he
feels that towards the First Order. He may have even had, as this fic
implies, a few pseudo friends in the ranks.
were brainswashed tools in the hands of the First Order, with no
outside influence or no inner influence that could push them towards
defection. They did not choose to be what they are. They were human
beings ripped from their families, given a life of nothing but cold
military order. If anything I think Finn would have compassion towards
them. I think it’s highly possible he could try and convince others to
defect in the future movies.
In conclusion, I just feel that,
while I understand where the anti stormpilot ship name people are
coming from, I also feel that Finn would not find it shameful to be
associated with that title, he would only feel anger at the wrong the
First Order did to people bearing that title.
Summary: In the first month of being co-opted into working with Illya Kuryakin full time at U.N.C.L.E., Napoleon stole Illya’s father’s watch four times, twice out of spite, once out of drunken curiosity, and once out of sheer boredom. After the fourth time, Gaby sprained one of Napoleon’s fingers and threatened to do worse if he did it again.
“You are not a spy,” she told him firmly, dangling the watch out of reach as Napoleon curled in a wincing, fetal position on his Le Corbusier couch in his upstate apartment. “You are a thief with the self-control of a child. Now give me back my ring.”
“What ring?” Napoleon asked innocently, even through the pain.
“How fond are you of your nose?” Gaby shot back blandly.
Comments: Great fic, lots of action and lovely sexual tension.
Prompt: “AU where Tony isn’t Iron Man. He’s a consultant for the avengers, so they still live in his tower, he still builds/improves their gear, but he never invented Iron Man. He’s still close to the team, and is still a genius, so as the non-superhero member, he gets kidnapped. A lot. The team becomes increasingly protective of Tony.”
Thoughts: This was cute. A little weird thinking of Tony without Iron man, but cute.
manic_intent Title:The Gambler Pairing(s): Illya/Napoleon Summary: Illya curled his lip, and walked into the bar, his spurs tapping on the scratched wood. No one bothered to waste the energy to study him, and he sat down at the bar without inviting comment, ordering a beer. The barman took his money without any real enthusiasm, and poured Illya a pint of barely drinkable warm beer. Illya tugged down the brim of his gray Stetson, hiding his eyes, and forced himself to take a sip. Thirst didn’t make the beer any easier to choke down, but Illya was here on business, and it was poor manners to shake the barman for information without actually first buying a drink.
He unfolded a ragged piece of paper from the pocket of his jacket, smoothing it out on the counter. It was a Wanted poster, with a crude drawing of a man with a bandit mask and a white hat, and the faint hint of dark hair. There was no name under the poster, and only a curt description - six feet tall, male, broad shoulders, white, last seen in a black shirt and black pants, riding a gray horse. Wanted: For a couple of bank heists and a train robbery. Rating: R Warning(s): - Word Count: 3,346
I really wanted to draw their wings bigger, but the picture would have been nothing but feathers then. If I get really inspired I might color this, but I’m kind of doubting it (I’ve got a lot of work to do on my kickstarter, and job hunting, now that I don’t have the security net of grad school….)
Author: manic_intent Title:Natural Selection Pairing(s): Erik/Charles Summary: Professor Charles Xavier is thirty-two years old when he meets his Sentinel, and as a credit to his half of the subspecies, he still manages to finish the seminar, run through a credible Q&A session, thank the Dean for the invitation to lecture as a guest at the Yale School of Medicine, before finally fleeing the theatre to find the nearest bathroom.
While he’s busy throwing up into a toilet, he dimly hears the door to the bathrooms opening, then getting locked, and then someone is awkwardly patting him on the back, and Charles knows rather than sees that the Sentinel is conscientiously offering him tissues to wipe his mouth. Maybe not a bastard, then. Rating: NC-17 Warning(s): - Word Count: 3,055
manic_intent Title:With Compliments Pairing(s): Bilbo/Thorin Summary: “Would you stop staring,” Bilbo hissed, for the fifth time since service had started. “He’s not about to growhorns.”Bofur looked guiltily away from the door, and scuttled back over to the tail end of appetiser prep. “Just checkin’ if he liked the amuse-bouche.”“Well,” Bilbo scowled, “We have an entire restaurant to feed, not just Mister Durin, and Lobelia’s in a fine mood tonight, so if I don’t keep you at prep, she’lllight your tail with the blowtorch, I don’t wonder.” Rating: NC-17 Warning(s): - Word Count: 4,048 Sequel:
Season to Taste
I HAVEN’T SEEN THIS MOVIE YET BUT I’D BE HELLA DOWN WITH YOU POSTING FICRECS
SOOO yes I can do this, but you should know that like 95% of these all involve a huge huge huge spoiler that’s actually kind of impossible to work around if you want to read fic. Not including descriptions for fics with spoilers just in case
Anon prompt: Harry won’t take a break, so Merlin sends Eggsy along with him to make sure he actually takes a break. But it’s not until they manage to find a bit of trouble that Harry starts to relax. I’d describe this as an excuse for me to write something about Disney World that is lighthearted and ridiculous but hopefully fun.
Eggsy crashes his stepfather’s car into the front window of a quaint but reputable tailor’s shop on Savile Row and, thanks to the charitable spirit of its mysterious owner, ends up working there to pay the damages. AU where Harry is an actual tailor and Eggsy is…still a delinquent.