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28 June 2012 @ 12:04 am
Multi-fandom rec list  

My current football fixation (and the subsequent/inevitable popping of my cherry re. of football fic) has inspired me to start a rec list. More for myself to keep track of my favourite fics than anything else, but I'll keep it unlocked for other people.

I am only starting off with my absolute favourites right now, as it turns out making a rec list is tedious and time consuming. I'll be adding to it over time.

Please note that every single fic on this list is slash. I do not read het. fic, and I doubt I ever will :) Also, most of these are long. Like, 20,000+ words long.

With Dripping Wings, Heavy Things Won't Fly by silver_etoile (Frank/Gerard; NC-17; angel/demon AU)
Summary: Gerard is in more than a mess when he is kicked out of Heaven, and the demon tracking him is certainly not helping him. Frank has a plan, though, and he needs the fallen angel for it to work. This is what happens when Heaven and Hell collide
Personal note: FAVOURITE. FIC. EVERRRRRRR. Just fucking read it.

Take the Pieces and Build Them Skywards by quarterturn (Frank/Gerard; NC-17; reaper AU)
Summary: Gerard's not happy with his life, but that doesn't mean he's particularly thrilled when he wakes up dead. To add insult to injury, he finds out that instead of crossing over, he's been chosen to join the ranks of the grim reapers. Things get more complicated when he falls for one of the living, a waiter named Frank Iero. And just when everything finally seems to be falling into place, Frank's name shows up on the list of souls to be reaped. Loosely based on the TV show Dead Like Me.
Personal note: This was the fic that turned me onto more ~supernatural type of AUs.

An Inexplicable Occurrence of Angels [1] [2] [3] [4] by stele3 (Frank/Gerard; PG; angel AU)
Summary: It starts with a giant crash just after dawn. The ceiling of Gerard's bedroom rattles with footsteps that don't head in any particular direction, just thunder aimlessly from side to side. Then more crashing. Sounds like dishes.

Right Kind of Monster by slashxyouxup (Frank/Gerard; R/NC-17; vampire AU)
Summary: Twilight – The way Stephanie Mayer never intended it to be. Frank Iero has just moved from the sun soaked sights of Italy, to the cold white sighs of Tok, Alaska, to live with his unconventional mother, Linda. Though school isn’t hell and his new friends are accepting, there’s a certain boy from a well known family that captures Frank’s attention and eventually, his heart. Now Frank must experience these two worlds and balance himself some how between them, or else lose the love of his life
Personal note: Perfect. If you haven't read Twilight, I wouldn't say you need to in order to follow this fic.

Smokeless Flame of the Fire by tabula_x_rasa (Frank/Gerard; NC-17; genie AU)
Summary: Frank blinked. "What kind of name for a genie is Gerard?"

Child's Play & Child's Play 2 by slashxyouxup (Frank/Gerard; NC-17; kid!fic)
Summary: There are probably five playgrounds in the whole of New Jersey where it’s deemed safe to actually let your children play.

Something Better by lovelypoet (Frank/Gerard; NC-17; kid!fic)
Summary: "We all have to take jobs we don't like sometimes, you know?"
Personal note: I just... I cannot. This is just... the cutest thing I have ever read, oh my God.

Gathered Here To Witness by mrsronweasley (Frank/Gerard; NC-17; artist!Gee AU) + In the Springtime [sequel]
Summary: Gerard flies in from France in time for Mikey and Alicia to walk down the aisle, and to meet Frank at smoker's lane.
Personal note: I was late to the MCR party, and thus, later still with getting into MCR fic. These two were the first long fics I read, and dear God, I could not have asked for a better introduction to long!fic <3 I've re-read part one a few times.

She (Within the Measure of a Day) by mrsronweasley (Frank/Gerard; NC-17; college AU)
Summary: Gerard steps out in heels for Halloween. Everybody enjoys it. Some enjoy it more than others.
Personal note: Personally, I blame all of my crossdressing kinks on this fic alone. SO FUCKING UNF. If you're iffy about crossdressing, give it a go anyway. I was iffy before this, too.

Becoming Joan by mrsronweasley/theopteryx (Frank/Gerard; NC-17; artist!Gerard AU)
Summary: The only sound in the dressing room was Frank's breathing and the gentle shhhk as she pulled a lace tighter.

"There we go," she said, stepping back. "Yes?" she asked, when he was still silent.

"Yes," Frank said, still watching himself in the mirror.

Skin of the Canvas by sinsense (Frank/Gerard; NC-17; artist!Gerard/college AU)
Summary: Gerard is still at SVA, having taken a while away to enter AA and get sober; Frank is a nude model and punk rocker who's moved to New York City.

Hands Down by maryangel (Frank/Gerard; R; artist!Gerard AU)
Summary: Frank is seventeen years, nine months and three days old, and he only has been kissed four times, by four different people.

Go and Show Him His Fault by escherzo/mwestbelle (Gerard/Mikey; NC-17; priest AU)
Summary: "If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over." (Matthew 18:15)
Personal note: BE WARNED THAT THIS IS INCEST. Yes, I personally find it highly kinky, but I know a lot of people are squicked out by it. Warnings aside, this is fucking u n f.

Long!fic is sadly harder to come across in footie fic (at least for my preferred players and pairings), so most of these are relatively short and easy reads.

Madrid Is by luxover (Cristiano Ronaldo/Mesut Özil; R)
Summary: And he’s grateful, infinitely grateful that the Madrileños have taken to him the way they have, but that doesn’t change the fact that he is in Madrid and Madrid is not home.
Personal note: Favouritefavouritefavourite. I cannot form coherent ANYTHING to articulate my love for this.

and all my sandcastles spend their time collapsing by gdgdbaby (Miroslav Klose/
Mesut Özil; NC-17; AU)
* There is no summary provided for this by the author, but it is one of the most beautiful fics I have ever read. The writing is stunning, and the characterization of Miro especially floors me. I'd honestly rec this for anyone at all regardless of whether they're interested in the Germans, or even if they're not football fans at all. It isn't about football in the slightest, so just... read it. And I squee so much over the eternal adorable that is Thomas in this.

what's there not to love? by sparksfly7 (Cristiano Ronaldo/Fernando Torres; PG-13)
Fernando smiles into the kiss; Cristiano tastes like mint toothpaste and sunshine (well, Fernando doesn’t actually know what sunshine tastes like, but he figures that if it had a flavour, this must be it.) In which Fernando doesn't like his freckles so Cris calls him a princess and Cris really does.
Personal note: This was written for me and dfghhgfthfdgbf. I still go back to re-read it whenever I need a good dose of fluff and a distraction from the heartbreak this ridiculous sport can bring. It's short and one of the cutest things ever, and I adore the dynamic between the two of them. (Plus it's really refreshing to see Cris not being the pouty one for once <3

Detente, Bala by tyrannicides (David Beckham/Iker Casillas; NC-17)
Summary: Set in David-is-in-Real period, throughout 2003 into 2004.
Personal note: I... I... nghhhhh. If you enjoy super adorable language barrier struggles that somehow make what's supposed to be angst into fluff, this is for you. Personally I'm still trying to get over the cuteness of this and form coherent thoughts on it.

und wenn ein lied @ cookingontherun (German NT gen, Bastian Schweinsteiger/Philipp Lahm if you squint; PG-13)
* The author hasn't written a summary, but this fic deals with homosexuality in a world as homophobic as the football one with heartbreaking realism. And the fact it's built around real comments made by the guys publicly just makes it feel that much more real and devastating. There's no sugarcoating in this, and I'd rec it to any football fan because this is such a universal issue that's (to my knowledge) never been dealt with in another fic.

We Will Build A New World by brojan (Lionel Messi/David Villa; R; AU)
Summary: AU; future civil war in spain; “When the first bombs fall on Madrid, David shows up on Leo’s doorstep.”
Personal note: Filed under: Barca fic can make me cry? A: Yes. Yes, it can.

Five Times Miroslav and Lukas Never Met by bluetears07 (Polish bros AUs!)
Part One: Friendship: G: World Cup 1990: A twelve-year-old Miroslav just wants to watch the world cup final in peace. Enter seven-year-old Lukas.
Part Two: NC-17: Euro Cup 2008: Lukas Podolski, star Polish striker, squares off against Miroslav Klose, veteran German striker, in the first group match of the Euro Cup 2008.
Part Three: NC-17: The Bad Season: Lukas Podolski's football career was ended when he was only 19, resulting in a dramatic change. (aka: shameless Lukas!Hooker fic.)
Part Four: NC-17/R: Lost Religion: Miroslav was raised to be a good Catholic boy. At twenty-five he is the youngest priest to be sent to Cologne with hopes of bringing young men like Lukas Podolski back to the Church. (aka: Catholic Priest!Miro fic.)
Part Five: NC-17/R: Friends in Unlikely Places: Lukas works for his mother's child day-care. When she wants a new rocking chair he meets a quiet carpenter named Miroslav. (aka: Normal!People AU)

Rounding Out Family by luxover (Cristiano Ronaldo/Mesut Özil; NC-17; kid!fic)
Summary: Cristiano looks at Mesut and he thinks about how nice it could be, not doing all of this alone, and that just comes out of nowhere, because Cristiano is fine on his own, isn’t looking for anybody to round out his family when they’re doing just fine, just him and his son.

what i like about you by sparksfly7 (Cristiano Ronaldo/Mesut Özil; NC-17)
Summary: Cris doesn't bother to hide it, always has one hand on Mesut's hip when he kisses him, likes to trail kisses along the sharp jut of his hipbone or the dips of his pelvis, and if Mesut notices how much Cris likes his hips, he never comments on it, just smiles and teases Cris that he seems really touch-deprived.

not much like a lover @ cookingontherun (Mesut Özil/half the German NT circa '11; NC-17; AU)
* No summary provided, but... basically Mesut is a sexual therapist of sorts. He prostitutes exclusively for the NT, but this is far from your typical hooker fic.


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hold me and watch the apocalypsequarterturn on June 27th, 2012 02:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the rec! ♥
Rochellevanishing_act18 on June 27th, 2012 03:34 pm (UTC)
You are most welcome, bb! :D As I noted, it was the fic that introduced me to the supernatural type of AUs n_n