Awhile back, like, years and years back, now, I guess, I got into the habit of naming posts and fics and like, draft notes to myself, with lyrics from whatever song I had in my head at the time, and one of the weirdest things about getting back into posting here is having to like, make an effort to listen to words? Of songs? Because mostly I don't, mostly I just remember tunes and maybe, MAYBE, a phrase here and there, unless it's a song from a musical or a song I've assigned to an otp, because I can remember then, because there is a story attached, but otherwise, nothing. So, I'm lowkey obsessed with this song, The Promise, it's called, but trying not to be, because it's got a very country sound and caring about country is just a very slippery slope and who has the time, so I google the lyrics, because I have listened to it a lot, a lot of cumulative hours, I know the sound, I know the singing, but nothing else. Aaaaaaand guess what, GUESS WHAT
, IT'S A NEW FOUND GLORY COVER IT'S A NEW FOUND GLORY COVER I WAS HIGHKEY OBSESSED WITH CIRCA SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND I NEVER REALIZED, my memory may be shot but my #brand is strong. Anyway, fic recs! Part the second.
 You & Me of the 10,000 Wars
, (Mary/Matthew, Downton), the modern AU that officially is marked as incomplete but it is complete in my heart; I reread it back maybe in December and guess what, it was great in all the ways I remembered but also, especially, in ways I didn't.
 An Interrupted Vacation
, (Illya/Napolean/Gaby, Man from Uncle), SPIES IN LOVE, spies in love and repressing their feelings and getting shot at and kidnapped and rescued, spies in love and threesomes.
 Barrier Methods
(Ned/Chuck, Pushing Daisies), Ned and Chuck get creative when it comes to all the ways they can and can't touch; alternately, Ned and Chuck talk a lot about sex armour. The voices are so great and so strong, you can practically hear them.
, (Flynn/Vega, Motive), because sometimes you just want to read about two partners sneaking away from their fancy dress party to go make mulled wine and passes at each other, breezily. But also very 100% sincerely.
 Whitehall University
(Anne/Henry, The Tudors), you guys, you guys you guys you guys you guys you guyyyyys, you don't need to have seen the Tudors to care deeply about this fic, I certainly have never seen the Tudors and I care deeply about this fic, it's in progress, it's updating every couple of days, it's literally everything I hoped and dreamed would some day exist for Anne Boleyn. So far she's yelled about rampant misogyny and kicked a man in the groin, I love it, I love her, I might actually even love Anne/Henry? I THOUGHT I WAS IMMUNE TO LOVING ANNE/HENRY BUT WHOOPS GUESS NOT.
Bonus song links, Sturgill Simpson
and New Found Glory
, and they sound totally different, right? Please assure me they sound totally different. The title should've been a giveaway, I realize now the title should've been a giveaway, and yet.