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Friday fics — footnotes, flirting and fix-its

Friday fics return this week, thanks to Night on Fic Mountain as well as two other stories I found in my notes when I came to make this post.

Love Notes (835 words) by MacBeth
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Discworld - Terry Pratchett, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clarke
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: History/Lexicon
Characters: History - Character, Lexicon - Character, Death (Discworld), The Librarian (Discworld)
Additional Tags: Footnote love, Crossover, The History and Practice of English Magic, The Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words, some library books will never be returned

"When two footnotes love each other . . . "
. . . is a prompt too good to resist.

Written for Lost Spook's second "Obscure & British" fic fest.

Utterly delightful, especially if you love footnotes as much as I do.

Foreign territory (2467 words) by iridescentglow
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hannibal (TV) RPF, Hannibal (TV)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hugh Dancy/Mads Mikkelsen, Mads Mikkelsen/Hugh Dancy/Claire Danes
Characters: Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Claire Danes
Additional Tags: Threesome, Polyamory, Smoking, Alcohol

Mads, who has an open marriage, decides to introduce Hugh and Claire to the concept. With a threesome, obviously.

I also love open marriages. And Claire Danes. I basically find everything about this story super-charming. ♥

judy is a punk (4350 words) by margot_tenenbaum
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Margot Tenenbaum/Richie Tenenbaum, Eli Cash/Margot Tenenbaum, Margot Tenenbaum/OC
Characters: Margot Tenenbaum, Richie Tenenbaum, Chas Tenenbaum, Etheline Tenenbaum, Eli Cash, Rachael Evans Tenenbaum

Everywhere Margot sees her own name, the word "genius" follows. Margot has a sizeable IQ, an impressive vocabulary, and is versed in three languages but the word genius will be infinitely puzzling.

I really like Margot's voice in this story; appropriately enough, as on reveal it turned out to be written by 'margot_tenenbaum'.

Things Which Catch the Eye (2848 words) by petrichoral
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Pillow Book - Sei Shônagon, Heian jidai | Heian Period RPF
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Murasaki Shikibu/Sei Shonagon
Characters: Sei Shonagon, Murasaki Shikibu
Additional Tags: Flirting

Really, it's bad enough that you have to deal with these sorts of people in the cooler months. In summer I wish they'd just take themselves off to the provinces and all be disagreeable at each other, and leave us alone.

I've only read bits of the Pillow Book (admittedly, it's written to be read that way) and acquired copies of The Tale of Genji that I intend to open at some point, but this story is simply the best.

Two for Joy (3389 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Loki: Agent of Asgard, Journey into Mystery
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Loki (Marvel), Verity Willis

This is a story about Loki. It doesn't feature quite as much lying as you might expect based on that. Verity won't let it.

Verity is such a great counterpoint to Loki in this story; it's perfect.

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