- And the Beast – kindkit – Torchwood [Archive of Our Own]:
When they're finally alone together, Jack sits beside Ianto and strokes his hair. It feels like he imagined it would, springy and crisp, as precise as Ianto's well-cut jackets and perfectly composed sentences. No one, Jack should have known, is that controlled without chaos underneath.
- kita0610: Fic: Wonderfully and Fearfully Made – Dr. Who:
Red used to be any number of colors in the wavelength of 630–740 nanometers, but now The Tardis understands crimson. It is the stripe of his bowtie, the quirk of his mouth, the bloom of a flower named for one of the strays he loved best. Or perhaps the stray was named for the bloom.
- Marriage á Trois – Sorrel – Sherlock Holmes (2009) [Archive of Our Own]:
Mary Morstan, at age fifteen, is very different from the woman she will become. She is headstrong, and hasn't yet learned to temper it with patience; she is a bluestocking, and has not yet learned to hide her intelligence; she is romantic, and has not yet learned to temper it with pragmatism. She is wildly in love with the most inappropriate boy possible, and as she tumbles into the hay with his lips on her she can't imagine a future that looks anything other than this.
- nancybrown: TW Fic: The Measure of Our Sorrows:
"Now," he said as he approached, loudly enough to be heard over the running shower, "someone here is disobeying my orders. You should know this means I get to have a free show."
He waited out of sight for a moment, which would allow whoever it was to grab a towel. Jack tried to play fair sometimes.
"And now we … "
- penknife – lgbtfest: Discworld: "Modern Love":
There had been a time when dwarfs assumed humans who called them "queer" just meant that they were strange, which was hardly much of an insult, since the dwarfs thought the same about humans.