Hey! I was wondering what are your top 5 fave CS AU fics?
Okay so I cannot pick 5 as CS AU’s are my very favorite type of fic, so here have the tip of the iceberg:
- Beyond The Horizon by @alexandralyman: When Princess Emma’s ship is captured by the Jolly Roger and Captain Killian Jones, she offers herself as a hostage for ransom if he will let the ship and the other passengers go. With Emma, Killian remembers the honour he once held dear, and Emma catches glimpses of the gentleman Killian had been. Against all odds, the pirate and the princess begin to fall for each other.
- And Now, Here’s Your Host. by @allrightfine: “We need to pick a lane, Emma. We go full on with the internet-friendly bits and schtick, or we give the viewers another reason to watch — our numbers are too dependent on the guests right now, we want everyone tuning in every time.” (a ‘Tonight Show’ AU with Emma as the host and Killian as the new bandleader!)
- Strangeness & Charm by @bluestoplights: Killian Jones is a pirate captain down on his luck after a falling out with the Evil Queen. Emma Swan just found out she is the Savior. Their shared goals bring them on an epic quest to liberate the kingdom once and for all. It’s a lot easier said than done.
- Paths That Your Eyes Wander by alchemistc: Coffee shop AU: Emma meets Killian Jones while using his coffee shop as a cover to meet her bail jumpers.
- Happy Birthday, Loser by this-too-too-sullied-flesh: When Mary Margaret has to remind Emma that it’s Elsa’s birthday, she also has to give Emma Elsa’s new number. Only…Emma can’t read the smudged writing on her palm and accidentally texts a total stranger. And then keeps texting the stranger. For months.
- Happy Endings by passing-fanciful: Even sex shop owners can’t get away from holiday merchandising. Luckily for Emma, she gets an assist from one of her regulars.
- take the weather from your heart by ohmyohpioneer: CS Neighbors AU. Emma finds herself in possession of a cabin in the wilderness of New England with only one neighbor: a certain Killian Jones.
- Stardust in Your Skin by julietohara: Emma Swan may believe in magic and curses and fairy tales but she absolutely does not believe in soulmates. (a soulmate!au that’s honestly barely an au.)
- I’m like a puzzle (but all of my pieces are jagged) by somanyfandomssolittletime: Emma Swan finds her home and her family, both on and off the ice. Hockey AU with an integrated NHL.
- Something paradise by @weezlywrites: cs au. ‘there’s something about breaking an engagement and leaving the man you thought you were going to spend the rest of your life with and finding yourself roommate-ing with the man who’s loved you through years and boyfriends and breakups and uncertainties that makes a person a little weepy, a little off balance, a little unsure.’
- that swan girl (she’s got the devil in her) by @ohmyohpioneer: CS Daredevil AU in which there is much vigilanting and also - subsequently - first aid.
- Possession Is Nine-Tenths by @sambethe: She left and he adjusted. Now Emma keeps poking at the edges of his life and Killian doesn’t know what to do.