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A whoooole bunch of fics

I am so sorry, people who follow my fic from over here. I completely fell off on posting when I posted fic. But there's been, um, a lot? I got a blackout on my Trope Bingo card. And have written a few fics since. So under the cut I'm going to make a brief-ish list (titles, fandoms/pairings, maybe a little more info) of all the fics I've posted since "A Council of Queens."

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Hopefully you find things in there that you enjoy, and I'll try not to go so long without updating again!
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License to Thrill

Title: License to Thrill
Wordcount: ~14,000
Warning: brief violence
Summary: Merlin's employees bet him the recipe for the most addictive cocoa in the world that he can't find out what the hot blond who comes into his chocolate shop does for a living within the month. He ends up getting far more than he bargained for.
A/N: Written for this prompt on the meme for summerpornathon's Charity Bonus Challenge (though it somehow ended up not having porn), and for the "bets/wagers" square on my Trope Bingo card. The title is from "I Wish I Was James Bond" by Scouting for Girls.
Disclaimer: I do not own Merlin.

You can read this fic on the AO3.
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Les Mis Fic: Steal Your Heart Away

Title: Steal Your Heart Away
Wordcount: ~24k
Summary: Grantaire comes back from his latest job redistributing priceless art to find that Fantine has hired an archangel to work at Sur-Mer Antiques. It certainly makes his life more interesting.
A/N: The Grantaire-is-an-art-thief fic this fandom never knew it needed. Also, the "au: other" square on my Trope Bingo card. Finished only with endless encouragement and word wars with samyazaz. Title from "Love Love Love" by Of Monsters and Men.
Disclaimer: I do not own Les Mis.

Read the fic on the AO3.
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Fic: Let Me Occupy Your Mind (As You Do Mine)

Title: Let Me Occupy Your Mind (As You Do Mine)
Wordcount: ~14,000
Warnings: Full list of kinks and warnings at the fic, which is probably more efficient. There are a lot of them. This is basically a fourteen-thousand-word PWP.
Summary: It’s not the kind of building that has a bouncer. There isn’t a line out the front, there isn’t music pounding out into the street. There are just blacked out windows and the word Kattegat in silver block letters on the side of the building, and a short man with dark hair and a suspicious squint standing at the door checking the ID of anyone who enters. It could just be a business building, in the wrong district of the city. It could be, but it isn’t.
A/N: Looking at my life, looking at my choices. Title from Gotye's "Heart's A Mess."
Disclaimer: I do not own Vikings.

Read the fic on the Ao3.
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Find Out What I'm Feeling

Title: Find Out What I'm Feeling
Wordcount: ~19,370
Content notice: contains some references to Grantaire's drinking, but it isn't a focus of the story.
Summary:When Marius's girlfriend Cosette writes an article about Enjolras's campaign for a seat in the state House of Representatives (not to mention his attempts to start a new political party) and mistakenly mentions Grantaire as his boyfriend, Enjolras ends up pretending to date him in the media storm that follows. He's not sure why Grantaire says yes, but he's starting to want to find out.
A/N: I am just wandering all over fandoms like nobody's business lately. Written for the "fake relationship" square on my Trope Bingo card (and I got my bingo!). Title from "Feelings Show" by Colbie Caillat.
Disclaimer: I do not own Les Mis.

Enjolras will always blame the whole thing on Marius, because it starts when Marius brings his new girlfriend to one of their campaign meetings.
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The Sun Hasn't Died

Title: The Sun Hasn't Died
Wordcount: ~10,800
Warnings: past character death, mentions of violence and rioting and other consequences of the apocalypse
Summary: You have to figure out how to survive somehow, after the world ends. Elena does it by stealing horses and roaming, at least until she finds the village of Camelot and its residents, especially its librarian.
A/N: Written for the free space on my Trope Bingo card and because Emjayelle prompted an Elena/Mithian apocalypse AU on tumblr. I restrained myself from putting novels worth of backstory and minor character interaction into this, you should be grateful. Title from "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons.
Disclaimer: I do not own Merlin.

Read it over on the AO3: ... if there's nobody around to appreciate her cleverness, well. Elena always did better on her own anyway.
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How Much a Heart Can Hold

Title: How Much a Heart Can Hold
Wordcount: ~2,400
Summary: The problem with having two boyfriends is Valentine's Day.
A/N: Written for the "holiday" square on my trope bingo card (you may think from looking at it that I intend to do the top line. If I ever come up with something good for "au: steampunk" that may even be true).
Disclaimer: I do not own Merlin.

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The Space Between the Threads

Title: The Space Between the Threads
Wordcount: ~1700
Warnings/Enticements: crossdressing (for charity but also implied for pleasure), strong hints of D/s, very unresolved UST
Summary: It would have been nice of Arthur to warn Gwaine that his sister is coming to stay. Especially before he offered his guest room for Gwaine to change in before the charity event they're doing.
A/N: Written for the "crossdressing" square on my Trope Bingo card. This isn't rated because it's the closest you can get to a PWP without actually having any porn involved. The title is from a quote by Lori Howe: "Lace is as much about the space between the threads as it is about the threads themselves."
Disclaimer: I do not own Merlin.

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A Statue Strong Enough for Two

Title A Statue Strong Enough for Two
Wordcount: ~39,000
Summary: Elena is a street-level superhero--she's never been one of the ones who wanted glory. Now, though, a visit from an old enemy forces her to step up and see what she might have to do with the Sidhe who invaded and were sent away twenty years ago. Luckily, she has fellow superheroes, especially the Huntress, to back her up, and a new girlfriend in her regular life to make things feel more normal. (Though nothing, of course, can ever be normal when you've got a secret identity.)
Warnings: this being a superhero story, there is some violence and minor character death, including one brief scene where a character deliberately injures herself in the course of fighting evil, and another where two characters who are friendly spar and come out with some bruises. None of the above is very explicit, but do be warned that it is present.
A/N: Written for this prompt on the meme. The title is from Ian Axel's "This is the New Year."
Disclaimer: I do not own Merlin.

Because of the length, I'm not reposting the full text here, so you can find it all on the AO3, right here.
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As Long As We Have We (1/2)

Title: As Long As We Have We
Wordcount: ~17,000
Warning: past minor character death
Summary: Arthur thinks he's going to have to spend Christmas alone--at least until he somehow acquires a whole house full of strays.
A/N: My merlin_holidays fic! (If anyone is wondering why the title changed since that posting, let me tell you: when you are looking for quotes to title your fics from always find a second source because sometimes the first one is wrong. This now-corrected snippet is from How the Grinch Stole Christmas.) Written for neojas and betaed by the ever-trusty plot-wrangling flammablehat.
Disclaimer: I do not own Merlin.

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