Fanfic Thursday: Fics To Get You Through An Awkward Thanksgiving Dinner

Happy Turkey Day, Collectors! (Or, if you’re not in the U.S….happy Thursday!)

I don’t know if it’s just my family, or if the whole world is like this, but I am dreading the awkward family conversations that occur over the holidays. And while most of us will likely be celebrating virtually…family drama can still happen over FaceTime (believe me, it happens). So, if you don’t want to talk to your relatives about the “unbelievable election fraud” (which never happened), or the fact that Jesus is white (he was totally a brown socialist), or that Amy Coney Barrett is the perfect choice for the Supreme Court (she’s not), then here are five fics from various ships for you to bury yourself in and ignore your family! This time, when your family calls you a “technology-obsessed Millennial or Gen Z-er” it may actually be true!

Click on the title to read the fic!

One Last Ride by xylodemon


Author’s Summary: Driving Baby in Heaven is very different than driving her on Earth. SPOILERS FOR THE SERIES FINALE. 

The Collectress’ thoughts: Hi, hello, I’m still Destiel trash and this coda to the season 15/series finale is exactly what I needed in my life after I wept myself to sleep for days following the end of Supernatural. Me? Too attached to fictional characters? Nope. [see me, firmly in denial for the next fifty years]

You Set My Heart on Fire by whelvenwings

Viktor Nikiforov/Katsuki Yuuri

Author’s Summary: Everyone has a soulmate. And everyone sees any marks on their soulmate’s skin appear on their own body; it starts with the first marks, drawn on by the midwife at birth. Not everyone is lucky enough to have a soulmate who replies, but Yuuri does, and he knows that he should feel fortunate – however, when he’s trying to make a living as a small-time painter, and his soulmate is the famous artist, Viktor Nikiforov… well, it seems slightly less than fortunate. Yuuri can’t help but feel self-conscious. So self-conscious, in fact, that he’s never even shown Viktor his face, never let Viktor hear his voice. The only way that they’ve spoken is through ink, writing message after message to each other on their skin – but that’s all about to change.

The Collectress’ Thoughts: Did you really think I’d make it through this list without a Soulmate AU, AKA my kryptonite? Not a chance. And you know what? Viktor and Yuuri are so f*cking cute in this fic that my heart has melted. Literally. It’s a puddle on the floor….does anyone have a mop?

imagine me and you by baylorrific

Regina Mills/Emma Swan

Author’s Summary: After they return from Neverland, Henry decides to set a parent trap for Emma and Regina. By the time Emma realizes what he’s up to, she’s already half in love with Regina and it’s pretty much too late to do anything about it.

The Collectress’ Thoughts:  I may have given up on Once Upon A Time well before it ended, but I will never give up on the Swan Queen ship. Regina and Emma are goals, and this fic is a lovely little story that postulates what would happen if Henry watch The Parent Trap too many times (hint: he parent traps his moms). It’s utterly delightful and warms the depths of my soul.

saying goodbye (is death by a thousand cuts)



Author’s Summary: Cas died, and Dean didn’t say “I love you” back. And Dean is left alone, with his regrets and his unsaid words. Fuck fate, fuck curses, fuck God and the Empty and Death. He’s never let any of that stop him. He won’t begin now. Not when Cas needs him.

The Mutineer’s Thoughts: This coda/fix-it to “Despair” is what we all wanted to see happen in 15×19: aka, Dean do everything he can to spring Cas out of the Empty. I’m not exaggerating when I say that this story made me sob for four straight chapters.

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by

Wynonna Earp/Doc Holliday

Author’s Summary: Doc thought it was quite the trick to aim a gun with his little finger, but Wynonna knew that was nothing. The real trick was to wrap the man around your little finger. Then you could aim the man who aimed the gun. (Awakened by a nightmare, Wynonna pays Doc a visit in the barn.)

The Mutineer’s Thoughts: As an ardent WyDoc shipper, it’s my duty to share this fic with you. I live for their chemistry, and the story delivers on steamy sex scenes. If these two aren’t endgame, then I don’t know what is. (Well WayHaught is too, but you get what I’m saying.)