It's called Black and White and mashes up Dalmatians with ... Anita Blake. The author is not an LKH fan, but it channels early Anita pretty well.
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P: So, he’s sending you food, and gifts that are tailored to your likes, but you’re not dating.
M: We are most definitely not dating.
P: Because that sounds like dating to me. Or, at least, the bit that usually happens before dating. Or possibly when he’s been a dick and is trying to apologise.
3. and it all comes back to you (TOS, Spock/Chapel) - Interesting canon-divergent take on this relationship. It's sort of sad and bittersweet, but I enjoyed it.
4. Unsent Holos (Star Wars, Leia/Han) - Good introspection piece.
5. Reception (Vorkosigan Saga, Duv/Delia) - This one will be of interest to the LMB fans amongst us. Diplomatic reception! Dancing! Plumbing troubles! Listening devices! Delia and Duv doing the tango. Go read it!
Hydra is, on the whole of it, arrogant and messy. They leave their toys lying all over the place, their art and their money, usually in the hands of people with no understanding of what they have.
Carmen can hardly be blamed for helping herself now and then. Which is precisely what she's doing when she discovers Steve Rogers chained in a literal dungeon. There's even a skeleton chained to a far wall and, as she stands there, a rat runs over her shoe."Delightful." She kicks it off and then surveys their surroundings.
And the more he searched, the more he discovered gaps in what he found. Things were missing from ImpSec’s records of the war– small things, nothing major, a document here and there. There were a dozen possible explanations Illyan could give, of course. Things did get lost. So much had been damaged in the mess during Vordarian’s pretendership. But Gregor knew that it had been deliberate, and he wondered.
Bubble - An intimate moment between Gregor and Aral at Gregor's engagement celebration. Vorish amounts of alcohol are involved... You may find that the room you are reading in becomes inexplicably dusty..
But he was the Emperor here tonight; he couldn't not be. Marriage was not a private act when you ruled an empire and everyone had been waiting for you to marry and beget heirs for your entire adult life, sometimes getting rather snippy about it, in a deferential yet exasperated sort of way. Yet -- he smiled to himself -- it wasn't an Emperor who'd tremble his way through the vows, or climb into bed with his wife. His beautiful, bountiful, delightful, desirable wife; his completely-unrelated-to-him, answer-to-all-prayers wife. His, at Midsummer.
"I dare you," Aral whispered fiercely in his ear. "I dare you to stay happy forever."
Ka Mate - If you're in the mood for intricate, family-fic about foster brothers, Aral during the Regency, with very nicely done descriptions, and a fair bit of cultural mixing, and Cordelia being faintly amused at Barrayarans... you should read this one. Did I mention shirtless in his prime Aral Vorkosigan? And a few references to the Rules....and a really touchingly well-done family of characters. The other two in the series, The Vorkosigans at Home, are very good as well.
Cordelia realized then that for all Aral was her gentle yet passionate lover, a devoted, deeply caring father, and a brilliant, shrewd statesman, he was - above all else - an exemplary warrior, born the day his mother was killed in front of him. Brave, fierce, loyal and unyielding in defense of his emperor, his family, and his people, he was highly skilled in many forms of combat with a multitude of weapons - including his own deadly bare hands. He was the quintessential Barrayaran military man - a battle-hardened, physically and emotionally scarred survivor. She experienced a brief moment of panic when Piotr approached him, not sure of the old man's intent and hating to have him destroy the almost magical mood of the evening with some typically petty criticism, although his uncharacteristic mood tonight had been nearly as odd as Aral’s was.
There were a few others, but these were the best.