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Milk and Honey
Sure, the fae were real. Everyone knew that.

Ryan being fae? As likely as ghosts existing.
10000-29999  angst  humor  sweet  first!time  romance  fantasyau  au  canon  buzzfeed:unsolved 
6 hours ago by popkin16
2:10 to Wellton
There's opportunity in the West.



A spouse.
1000-9999  angst  humor  marriage  romance  first!time  historicau  au  buzzfeed:unsolved 
10 hours ago by popkin16
Sunset Ghost
In a world beset by monsters, experimental, barely-tested tech is used to protect humanity. Ranger Bergara loses his partner during a fight with a Kaiju and must find himself a new one before the coastline is attacked again.

(A Pacific Rim AU)
1000-9999  action/adventure  angst  au  buzzfeed:unsolved  crossover/fusion  first!time  humor  pacific.rim  romance 
10 hours ago by popkin16
winter things
“Know what we should do, though?” Ryan says.

When Shane looks up at Ryan, Ryan’s eyes are alight, sparkling with something Shane can’t quite put a finger on. Shane doesn’t think he’s seen it before—he knows a lot of Ryan’s faces, a lot of the different kinds of eye sparkles in Ryan’s brown, brown eyes, framed by all those long, long lashes, casting shadows where that pink blush used to be, but this one is just—it catches him again, and Shane just—well, he doesn’t like the way it makes his stomach flip, somersaulting into his throat before settling. Shane clears his throat, like that’ll help.

or; ryan convinces shane to go christmas tree shopping.
buzzfeed:unsolved  au  schoolau  romance  first!time  1000-9999 
18 hours ago by popkin16
no one's got me quite like you
Andrew nudges Ryan's shoulder. “I have a question: are you and Shane busy tonight?”

Aside from general editing, Ryan doesn’t recall having any plans for the rest of the day. He can’t necessarily speak for Shane, but chances are he doesn’t either, unless Netflix and Chill with his cat counts.

It doesn’t.

“No?” he says, cautiously, because for the most part, when BuzzFeed employees ask him these things, it’s usually for something that he doesn’t necessarily want to do. But for the sake of views, Ryan tends to sacrifice himself.

“Cool. We’re doing a video.” Andrew turns to walk away, like that’s the end of the conversation, but Ryan calls after him.

“About what?”

or; today on worth it, shane and ryan evolve into a couple during three double dates at three drastically different prices.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  sweet  first!time  humor  gorgeous/favorite  10000-29999 
18 hours ago by popkin16
Look How Long They Are
Shane’s got legs and he knows how to use them.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  humor  pwp  1000-9999 
19 hours ago by popkin16
Seeing Ghosts
Ryan blames the entire thing on temporary insanity.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  pwp  1000-9999 
19 hours ago by popkin16
The Mysterious Disappearance of Shane Madej
The thing about Ryan Bergara was that he didn't trust his own brain.

So when he arrived at the office and asked TJ if he’d seen Shane yet, and TJ said, “Who?” Ryan’s reaction was first to look around for cameras, and second, for Shane. For the reality check, for the affirmation that TJ had said what Ryan himself had heard.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  angst  first!time  10000-29999  gorgeous/favorite 
20 hours ago by popkin16
You've Been Starring in My Dreams
“Ryan Bergara. You know, about this tall, scared of his own shadow, and loves the Lakers more than life itself. My co-host, that Ryan.”

“You have a co-host? Since when?”

“Since always?” Shane lowered his voice. “Is this for a video? It’s cool, I’ll play along.”

Andrew looked at him like he was growing a second head. “I was going to ask you the same thing. I have no idea what you’re talking about.”

Or: Shane goes to work one day and Ryan’s not there. Ryan’s not anywhere.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  angst  romance  first!time  1000-9999 
20 hours ago by popkin16
i've waited much and far too long
“Sorry,” he says.

He wants to say: Sorry, I meant to say, “I love your hair,” but it didn’t come out that way. If he were to say, Sorry, I meant to say, “I love your hair,” but it didn’t come out that way., it would make it sound as though he didn’t love Shane at all. He already said it. And Shane doesn’t seem to be upset.

(or, ryan confesses his love for shane in a video call and, from that moment on, they're constantly calling each other)
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  established!relationship  romance  sweet  humor  1000-9999 
23 hours ago by popkin16
imagine me and you
Ryan works at a pet shop down the street from Shane's apartment building, and Shane finds himself constantly repeating that's he's not a dog-person.

Studies show, he's a liar.
buzzfeed:unsolved  au  romance  first!time  humor  happy!fic  marriage  series  10000-29999  gorgeous/favorite 
yesterday by popkin16
even a wolf knows how to be polite
“You busy this weekend?” Ryan turns to look at Shane, who doesn't seem to be very busy at all.

Without looking up from his phone, Shane shakes his head.

“Wanna go for a drive?”

“Where are we going?” Shane asks, looking up then, bright brown irises behind those clear framed glasses. His hair is pushed back but there’s that one lock of hair that falls delicately over Shane’s forehead. Shane pushes up the sleeves of his blue-tinged button up; Ryan watches the effortless sweeping motion before looking up to meet Shane’s eyes.

“Up north,” Ryan says, biting down on his lip, feeling sheepish. “You like werewolves, right?”

Shane gives him a look, pure disdain in his eyes. Ryan can’t help but grin.
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yesterday by popkin16
concrete evidence
Ryan wants to be held by Shane, and Shane just wants— Ryan.

"Ry— are you staring at my chest?"

"Uhm — of course not, I was just — Uh, your dick?"
cute  1000-9999  buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  first!time  humor  romance 
2 days ago by popkin16
kiss me like you mean it
“Hi,” Tall man says, taking in the sight in front of him. “I’m sorry, I heard banging and yelling and I just, are you okay?”

“No. Yes. Maybe,” Ryan says, slowly standing back up on two legs again. “My door won’t open.” He eventually ads, when him and Tall man have just stared at each other for a few seconds.

“That’s unfortunate,” Tall man says, smiling at him. He has a really nice smile. “But it happens. It’s an old building, you know. Doors get stuck sometime. Here, let me try,” He steps past Ryan, and places his hand on the door handle. The door swings open like it’s nothing.

or, Ryan's apartment building plays matchmaker.
buzzfeed:unsolved  au  romance  first!time  1000-9999  cute  humor  angst 
2 days ago by popkin16
Tracking the Infamous Jersey Devil
This week on Buzzfeed Unsolved Ryan and Shane are in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey to track and capture on film the infamous creature: The Jersey Devil, who lurks among the trees of this strange forest. Ryan, as always, is focused on the task at hand while Shane can't help but to think about Ryan and their "arrangement." But what happens when the legends of New Jersey become reality?
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  hurt/comfort  established!relationship  angst  10000-29999  action/adventure 
2 days ago by popkin16
the thrill of knowing how alone we are
He’s in the middle of a point that has rapidly spiraled out of control when John spins to face him abruptly, closes the distance between them in two steps, and curls a fist into Rodney’s vest and just, shakes him. It feels a bit like being on a tilt-a-whirl, and Rodney blinks at him, disoriented, when John snaps, “Right now, I really don’t know if I want to kiss you or shove you off the damn bridge.”

Rodney, who is, in fact, on a bridge right now, has never had the best sense of self preservation, because he snaps right back, “Oh good, can I pick?”
sga  mcshep  canon  romance  established!relationship  hot  sweet  1000-9999  gorgeous/favorite 
3 days ago by popkin16
Closer Than This
“They turn red don’t they? When you and your soulmate sync up?” Shane asks.

“Yeah,” Ryan agrees, “but what does that have to do with anything?”

“Have you considered maybe that it’s turning red?”

Shane’s question goes through Ryan like a knife. He hadn’t really thought about that, in his late night panic in front of his bathroom mirror the previous night. Looking back, he wonders why he hadn’t. But now he has to know who his soulmate is, ‘cause the marks don’t turn red until both people have admitted their feelings. To themselves, at the very least.

“But I can’t have feelings for someone who I don’t even know,” Ryan argues.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  au  romance  first!time  angst  10000-29999 
4 days ago by popkin16
Three Days Until Dawn
Once every fifty years, Shane has three days to live as a human before the curse he is under changes him back into a ghostlike spirit. Shane devotes his time to figuring out his own mystery: who cursed him, why, and, most importantly, how he can finally break free. It just so happens that this year he has a visitor with him in the old house - a man who also is searching for answers to unsolved mysteries.
buzzfeed:unsolved  au  romance  first!time  angst  50000-79999  hurt/comfort  action/adventure 
4 days ago by popkin16
Little Kisses
My (21M) flatmate (20M) keeps giving me lil kisses when he thinks I'm asleep. How do I ask him to do it when I'm awake too?
sga  mcshep  au  schoolau  earthside  sweet  cute  first!time  romance  1000-9999 
7 days ago by popkin16
naked love (don't you dress it up)
“That was just a bit, right?”

“Hmm?” Shane hums, glancing up from his burrito bowl. Ryan almost regrets breaking their companionable silence, the kind that always settles over them during particularly long days when they have too much work on their hands and are forced to eat lunch at their desks.

“The Sims video?” Ryan prompts, hoping Shane will understand what he’s hinting at so he won’t have to get any more specific.

No dice. Shane merely raises an eyebrow and goes, “Yeah?” like he has no idea where Ryan’s going with this.

Fuck it. “You don’t really walk around your apartment like that, do you?”

Shane’s other eyebrow joins its twin near his hairline. His chewing slows, throat bobbing as he swallows, and Ryan keeps his eyes trained there so he doesn’t have to see the look on Shane’s face.

“Is naked the word you’re looking for, Ryan?”
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  humor  first!time  1000-9999 
7 days ago by popkin16
lay your demons at the door
Ryan had been so careful. For months he had learned to train his face into a semblance of normalcy every time a spirit got too close or he was overwhelmed with some indiscernible emotion on location. He had learned to channel his fear into something more manageable, something entertaining enough for the cameras but not so severe that anyone would be able to tell he wasn’t just jumping at shadows or groaning floorboards anymore.

Shane wasn’t supposed to find out. He wasn't supposed to know.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  au  romance  first!time  angst  hurt/comfort  1000-9999 
7 days ago by popkin16
how big your heart can get (with a little water and sunshine)
In which Ryan deals with a new neighbor, nosy employees who care a little too much about his love life, and flowers. Lots and lots of flowers.
buzzfeed:unsolved  au  romance  first!time  humor  cute  10000-29999 
7 days ago by popkin16
if i knew what you'd do
"Who the hell is Shane?"

Ryan sinks into his seat. "Necromancer," he mutters, ignoring the embarrassed flush seeping into his cheeks. Fuck, this is humiliating. It's one thing for the others to know; he can put up with Steven and Curly's teasing. Telling his boss is another matter entirely. "Look, it's no big deal, he just likes to... fuck with me."

He knows he's chosen the wrong words the moment they leave his mouth. At his sides, Steven and Curly are practically giggling.
buzzfeed:unsolved  au  romance  first!time  cute  humor  1000-9999 
8 days ago by popkin16
suns for bones
Ryan's bare feet shuffle across the carpet, the only sound in the room aside from their breathing, soft and hushed, and combined with the silent snowfall outside, the room feels… sacred, almost, like a private bubble suspended in time. Like they're the only two on earth. It’s a nice thought.

Maybe not as nice as Ryan’s hips, though, warm beneath Shane’s hands even through the terrycloth wrapped around his waist. Shane thrills in the heat of him and in the scent of his skin, hotel soap and the familiar bite of his aftershave, along with that undercurrent of warmth that Shane has come to associate with Ryan at all times, rich and sweet like the California sun has soaked straight into his skin and left brilliant summer spilling through his veins.

buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  au  romance  established!relationship  sweet  humor  1000-9999 
8 days ago by popkin16
raspberry-tender and mint-leaf sweet
Jen looks like Christmas has come early. "I know you so well, Madej. Picked out the perfect gift and everything."

"You know, I don't think Ryan would appreciate you talking about him like he's an object," Shane says, a flippancy in his tone that's more for show than anything else.

"Ryan's not an object, he's a person. A person you have a big, fat - "

" - order of cinnamon bread, comin' up!" Shane blurts, having caught Ryan coming inside from the corner of his eye.
buzzfeed:unsolved  au  romance  first!time  angst  hurt/comfort  1000-9999 
8 days ago by popkin16
got my eyes on you
Shane already has an arsenal of methods to make Ryan squirm at his disposal – his skepticism, his composure in the midst of pants-shittingly terrifying locations, his preoccupation with talking foodstuffs – not to mention all of the other thousand things, the ones Ryan had tried so hard to ignore – Shane’s stupid floppy hair and sleep-hoarse morning voice and long ass giraffe limbs that had no right being as attractive as Ryan found them – and now there’s this, the soft, affectionate glaze in Shane’s eyes anytime he looks at Ryan, the barely-there curl of his lips, like he can’t help but smile when he catches sight of his co-host, like he’s genuinely just that fucking happy to see Ryan, to spend time with him, to kiss him, now that he’s allowed to.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  established!relationship  romance  sweet  happy!fic  1000-9999 
8 days ago by popkin16
more fun (if you run)
He had been nervous ever since they arrived here two days ago, though he'd felt ridiculous for it. They had been planning this trip for so long, and it had taken months to find the perfect place, somewhere that would offer them the freedom and privacy that they just couldn't seem to find in L.A. And it had been great, fucking amazing, to get away from the roar of traffic and the haze of light pollution and the rush of people, to be surrounded by open air and the scent of earth and nothing but each other, no crew or coworkers or other people around for miles.

buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  au  romance  established!relationship  pwp  1000-9999 
8 days ago by popkin16
tousled and undone
Shane’s a good person. He does his taxes, he doesn’t litter, he uses his goddamn blinkers. He’s a decent human being.

So he’d really like to know why the universe keeps fucking him over.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  cute  humor  1000-9999 
8 days ago by popkin16
Back to You
When Atlantis finally got the go-ahead to return to Pegasus, Rodney didn’t go with them. He stayed on Earth, with Jennifer. As the months pass, though, Rodney finds he misses more about his time in Atlantis than he realized. He also realizes—with a little help from one Jeannie Miller—that perhaps his unrequited crush on his best friend may not be as unrequited as he’d originally thought. So, newly single, Rodney sets plans in motion to move back to Atlantis but his return is not what he thought it would be.

John Sheppard has gone missing and no one knows where he is. In order to find out if John returns his feelings, Rodney first has to find him.
sga  mcshep  canon  earthside  angst  romance  first!time  hurt/comfort  team  sweet  30000-49999 
12 days ago by popkin16
Ryan has gone through this before.

Sure, usually when he dreams about Shane dying on a shoot, it actually involves the supernatural in some way—aliens beaming down and vaporizing him, hands reaching from the wall and snapping his neck, a giant snake emerging from a drain pipe in a haunted location to swallow him whole. But he's seen this too: Shane falling in front of his eyes, there one minute, gone the next.

Usually he would wake up as twisted in his sheets as his lungs felt in his chest, staring up at the morning light dripping off the stucco ceiling until he was fully back in his skin. He’d ask himself why the fuck this happens in his head, why Shane, over and over again. And then when no answers came, he’d remind himself that he was home in L.A., and that if something was going to kill Shane on location, it would have happened by now.

This time, there’s no blinking back to the safety of his room.

(Or; Ryan and Shane go camping in a canyon after a shoot. Shane falls off a cliff and into Ryan's head)
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  angst  hurt/comfort  1000-9999 
12 days ago by popkin16
watching you flicker in real time
Shane picks up his phone to check one more time: no bars, no data. He refuses to freak out, or even acknowledge this, because he doesn’t want to pander to Ryan’s paranoia, so he powers the thing off and then on again. Still no bars, no data, which Ryan can obviously see over his arm.

Ryan puts his head in his hands and drags them down his face. “Oh god. We are so fucked. The schedule is going to be ruined. I didn’t even pack any snacks.”
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  angst  romance  first!time  1000-9999 
13 days ago by popkin16
and i'm puffing my chest, getting red in the face
"Zack's going to be there?" Shane asks, masking his... whatever it is he's feeling in his chest, with nonchalance.

Ryan blinks. "Yes?"

Well, never mind dancing with the fucking sun. He’s Icarus, wings melted and falling face-first into the asphalt.

Or: Shane is definitely not at all jealous of how close Zack and Ryan are getting during the making of Sports Conspiracies. Except that he is.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  humor  romance  first!time  jealousy  angst  1000-9999 
13 days ago by popkin16
Out of Control with Ryan
“Are we a couple in this game?”

“A couple of scoundrels!” Ryan says. Shane smiles a patient little smile and lets Ryan dig his own grave. “Who needs labels nowadays, isn’t that kind of old-fashioned? Like, what is a couple anyway? I didn’t, I just, they started doing this without my permission. I don’t control Sim Ryan’s life.”

“Ryan,” Shane says, and Ryan stops babbling. “Ryan, you do. You literally control Sim Ryan’s life. That’s the entire point of The Sims.”

Shane’s got him there, Ryan has to admit.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  humor  first!time  1000-9999  gorgeous/favorite 
13 days ago by popkin16
we bring our souls in close
He’s used to Cari and Lucy being close: roughhousing, chasing each other, curling up together when he and Ryan meet for movie nights, but he’s never – he’s never touched her. He’s never gotten close.

It’s just not something you do. With anyone. Not unless you have permission, anyway, and even then, it’s a big fucking deal, a private thing.

He can’t even imagine someone else laying their hands on Lucy, seeing her coiling around their fingers, her scales slipping over their skin. Or at least he couldn’t, not until he woke up to see Ryan’s daemon cuddled up to his fucking chest.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  au  romance  first!time  crossover/fusion  10000-29999  gorgeous/favorite  wip 
13 days ago by popkin16
A Ghoul's Guide to Life, Death & Afterliving
'Shane was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that, to quote ‘the’ Charles Dickens with an emphasis on the 'dick'. They didn’t tell you the great Victorian novelist was also a grade A asshole in high school but then again what do they tell you in high school? Shane Madej was dead, as dead as one disembodied soul standing seemingly above his own corpse probably can be.'
buzzfeed:unsolved  au  romance  first!time  angst  series  50000-79999  hurt/comfort  sad  marriage 
13 days ago by popkin16
Tranquility Base
After their successful Sims series, Kelsey has a different video proposal for the boys. This time, they're testing how fast gossip travels in the office. But Ryan doesn't expect their relationship to change so fast because of it.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  humor  first!time  10000-29999  cute 
13 days ago by popkin16
you want a piece of my heart (you better start from the start)
In which Ryan and Shane first meet (and make out) at a party on the final day of the semester, officially fall for each other over the course of a summer spent two thousand miles apart, and then make out some more, all while having spirited debates about ghosts, cryptids, and whether or not Medieval Times is awesome.

(Spoiler alert: they agree to disagree on all of the above.)
buzzfeed:unsolved  au  schoolau  romance  first!time  humor  series  30000-49999  sweet  happy!fic 
13 days ago by popkin16
Someone to Stay
Ryan can't sleep at night, and Shane is an enigma
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  angst  10000-29999  hurt/comfort 
13 days ago by popkin16
Just The Facts
Shane's belief system has always served him well. Demons aren't real. Ryan doesn't want to bang him. But when something goes wrong during an investigation, suddenly all bets are off.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  angst  hurt/comfort  romance  first!time  10000-29999 
13 days ago by popkin16
The Chain
Do you not know how love works?

Shane and Ryan, in transition.
10000-29999  angst  first!time  romance  canon  buzzfeed:unsolved  hurt/comfort 
13 days ago by popkin16
When It Happens
At some point Ryan and Shane stopped being just friends. That tension has been there just thrumming under the surface, waiting for the right moment to be released but it’s like a valve, slowly turned so it starts out trickling until they’re caught in the overflow.
1000-9999  romance  humor  hot  first!time  canon  buzzfeed:unsolved 
13 days ago by popkin16
play me like a love song
Wikipedia articles aren’t valid research sources.
Sent from my iPhone

“When he torpedoes you on Rate My Professor you’re gonna deserve it,” TJ informs him.


Or: Shane is Ryan's beleaguered history TA. Ryan won't stop suggesting insane theories.
buzzfeed:unsolved  au  schoolau  humor  romance  first!time  1000-9999 
13 days ago by popkin16
our little remedy
There’s a smile on Ryan’s face, though, and he sits down right in front of Shane. They’re not touching, but they could be; if Shane shifted forward half an inch their knees would be gently pressed against each other, and it’d be meaningless to Ryan, which is the only reason Shane would get away with it. All the same, he keeps his limbs to himself.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  pwp  1000-9999  episode.related 
14 days ago by popkin16
So He Won't Break
Shane breaks his ankle and needs help so Ryan offers to stay with him. Lots of hurt/comfort with a side of broken ankle related hijinks and a nice helping of mutual pining.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  angst  hurt/comfort  30000-49999  sweet 
14 days ago by popkin16
Keeping Out the Cold
After a strange ghostly encounter, Ryan and Shane begin sharing visions via a telepathic bond. AKA: the In Your Eyes AU that no one asked for.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  hot  10000-29999  gorgeous/favorite 
14 days ago by popkin16
Bed-warm Hands and the Ghost of Elvis
They get used to sharing a bed while filming the show. Ryan's just trying not to let his feelings get in the way.

So Ryan tells himself he’s going to ride out whatever it is they’ve fallen into, but he’ll bow out gracefully when the time comes. He can just enjoy the now.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  humor  10000-29999  gorgeous/favorite 
14 days ago by popkin16
every road leads to you
"There’s work to be done and fools to look after.”

“That’s no way to talk about your ranch hands, Ryan. Mr. Lim in particular would be mighty offended, I think.”

Ryan squints open one eye and fixes Shane with a glare. “Don’t,” he says, and curses himself as he feels his lips twitch. “Don’t make me laugh. I’m angry with you.”

“It won’t last,” Shane says, with all the confidence of a man who would know. “It never does.”
buzzfeed:unsolved  au  historicau  romance  first!time  angst  hurt/comfort  1000-9999 
14 days ago by popkin16
The Christmas Curse
After kissing under the mistletoe, everyone in the office assumes they've slept together. They didn't, but now Shane can't stop thinking about Ryan.

And well, if his life was going to become a sad, pathetic holiday Lifetime movie about falling in love with your best friend, he’d play along.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  humor  cute  10000-29999 
14 days ago by popkin16
only happy accidents
In hindsight, Shane is too old to have thought that friends with benefits was something that the two of them would be able to pull off. He’s had friends with benefits before that worked beautifully, but they were not with people whose jobs were tied up in his own, whose friendships were as closely interwoven into Shane’s everyday life as Ryan’s is. He’d thought these were the very things that could keep it from getting weird, because they were such good buddies, Ryan would be solidly cemented as his pal that nothing could shift him.

This was a miscalculation, on Shane’s part.


OR: Lots of friends sleep together casually without it getting weird. Surely Ryan and Shane can, too.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  angst  humor  1000-9999 
14 days ago by popkin16
that first, initial feeling
“You’re called the Treasure Chest,” Shane says blankly to the man behind the counter, who is looking at him with a completely neutral expression. His name tag suggests that he is called Ryan. “It’s -- literally every sex shop in the history of sex shops was called The Treasure Chest. I’m pretty sure it’s in the by-laws.”

“The by-laws ... for sex shops?” Ryan asks.

Shane fixes him with a look. He sells crystals, which means he’s a con man, which means he’s a deviant of at least some kind, which means he’s been to a sex shop and he knows exactly what Shane means. “Listen,” Shane says, and then nothing else, because Ryan The Counter Man pulls an arm behind his head to stretch and the sight of his surprisingly beefy arms short-circuits Shane’s brain.

The man blinks patiently at him. “I’m listening,” he says, encouragingly.

OR: An AU in which Ryan runs a crystals store, and Shane is beguiled by him anyway.
buzzfeed:unsolved  au  romance  cute  first!time  humor  10000-29999 
14 days ago by popkin16
Here’s the thing – the winking has to stop.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  cute  humor  romance  first!time  1000-9999 
14 days ago by popkin16
"fear not, then," said the angel
five times they took part in holiday traditions for a video, and one time it was just for them.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  cute  humor  1000-9999 
14 days ago by popkin16
Two Worlds Collided
There's a new guy at work and Ryan belatedly realizes they've actually already met once before.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  angst  humor  1000-9999 
15 days ago by popkin16
Fist and Foremost
Becoming boyfriends is surprisingly simple, but learning to communicate like boyfriends is kind of a struggle. Also, Ryan really wants Shane’s fist in him and is determined not to mention it.

Also covers how they first get together.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  established!relationship  kink  10000-29999 
15 days ago by popkin16
So the guy Ryan sits next to at work is a vampire. That's no big deal, right?
buzzfeed:unsolved  au  fantasyau  romance  first!time  angst  series  80000-99999  hurt/comfort  humor 
15 days ago by popkin16
Almost Cool
While filming the Yuma Territorial Prison episode, Shane gets bitten by what he thinks is a bat. Spoiler alert: it's not.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  au  fantasyau  first!time  romance  30000-49999  humor  angst 
15 days ago by popkin16
Finders Keepers
Ryan wakes with a hangover and an empty bed, and only one of them he expects.
1000-9999  angst  buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  cute  first!time  romance 
15 days ago by popkin16
Untitled Ficlet (Tumblr Prompt March 2020)
"I look at him and see everything I've ever wanted. Then I look at myself and see nothing he deserves"
sga  mcshep  canon  pre-slash  angst  romance  1000-9999 
16 days ago by popkin16
I have seen it all in paper dreams
In the wake of his latest breakup, Ryan begins to realize that his closest friends might just be what he’s been looking for. But first he has to accept that he wants both Shane and Sara, and that they want him back.


Ryan puts his hand on her back, his last two fingers overlapping with Shane’s, and Sara plants a loud, exaggerated kiss on the top of his head. She keeps her arms around them, elbows hooked behind each of their necks, holding them what should be uncomfortably close. But Ryan just feels warm.

He’s content not to move, uncaring of the sight they must make, standing ankle-deep in the sand, huddled up together, with this tiny girl holding them both in a headlock. Closing his eyes, for a moment, Ryan just breathes.

For the first time, he’s not thinking of all the ways that this thing taking shape between them could go wrong.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  angst  hurt/comfort  first!time  10000-29999 
16 days ago by popkin16
Zack's forehead is wrinkled as he tries to work this out. "Okay, but--wait. You know you can just...not keep your New Year’s resolution, right?”

"No," Ryan says mournfully. "No, I'm gonna."

Zack lets out a half-disbelieving laugh. "What the--dude, why?"
buzzfeed:unsolved  romance  first!time  canon  humor  cute  1000-9999 
16 days ago by popkin16
Your Touch Stays On My Skin
“Why are you looking at me like that?” Ryan asked as a nervous giggle escaped his throat.

“Because I want you to listen to me. You’re not stupid or an idiot or any of the other shitty things you tell yourself.”

“Then what am I?” Ryan asked, his voice more unsteady than he wanted to admit.

Shane grabbed both of Ryan’s shoulders, wincing through the obvious pain it put him in. “You’re my friend.”
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  hurt/comfort  sweet  humor  1000-9999 
16 days ago by popkin16
secrets I have held in my heart are harder to hide than I thought
This was not how any of this was supposed to go. Shane was so sure that his intentions had been clear, if fueled by alcohol. But Ryan kept apologizing, like it was all one big regret. Like Shane regretted it.

He didn’t. He was confused, scared, and hungover, but regretful? Never. Not even now, with everything Shane had worked so hard for in danger of slipping through his fingers. Last night had been one of the best, most exhilarating, most profound nights of his life. He would never take it back. Not ever.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  angst  humor  10000-29999 
16 days ago by popkin16
tie the knott
“You know,” Ryan says, voice casually conversational, “you can get married here. At Knott’s.”

“So? You got a serious girlfriend I don’t know about?” Shane says, laughing.

“The ceremony isn’t real, not, like, legal, but you do get a certificate.” Ryan smiles, gaze falling somewhere along the floor, and Shane watches him for a second, before drinking.

It takes him a while, maybe too long, to realize what Ryan had been suggesting.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  humor  happy!fic  marriage  1000-9999 
16 days ago by popkin16
Ryan Number One
Ryan wasn't expecting to get a dirty text from his best friend.

Now he can't stop thinking about it.
buzzfeed:unsolved  kink  bdsm  hot  first!time  romance  1000-9999 
16 days ago by popkin16
Alien Afternoon
Spock seeks Jim out while they're on shore leave.
star.trek  canon  au  romance  first!time  humor  1000-9999 
17 days ago by popkin16
Wish I Could Be
“I’m sure it’s very hard to pantomime I’m really a mermaid.”
sga  mcshep  au  crossover/fusion  romance  first!time  sweet  1000-9999 
17 days ago by popkin16
Only Let Yourself Feel
Bluebell deals in illicit Emotion Teas, because Wonderlanders aren't allowed to feel their own emotions. David is an Oyster, stolen from the other side of the Looking Glass by the White Rabbit organization to be harvested of his emotions. When he escapes and finds his way to Bluebell, the real adventure begins. Syfy's Alice crossover.
sga  mcshep  au  crossover/fusion  romance  established!relationship  first!time  lorne  outside.pov  brumeier  1000-9999 
17 days ago by popkin16
ready if it happens with you
It’s not a thing. Ryan’s just a little… touch-starved. Intimacy-starved.

Shane passes behind him when he’s sitting at his desk, idly touches Ryan’s shoulder, thumb brushing the curve of his neck — and goosebumps erupt down the length of Ryan’s arms.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  sweet  first!time  hot  gorgeous/favorite  1000-9999 
17 days ago by popkin16
Of course Shane would rather not work; he’d like it to be like the good old days, and who wouldn’t? But a demon’s gotta eat, and he can’t even get a discount on his rent because it turns out it’s a lot harder to influence faceless companies with ominous dreams. Ergo: gainful employment at Buzzfeed.
buzzfeed:unsolved  au  hurt/comfort  romance  first!time  thehoyden  1000-9999 
18 days ago by popkin16
The Sad Intangible
“You look like you’ve seen a ghost,” Ryan jokes.

Shane swallows heavily. “I think I did.”
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  angst  romance  first!time  trinityofone  1000-9999  sweet 
18 days ago by popkin16
the thing that isn't a thing but might on the other hand be a thing
The conventions of horror stories and love stories are both all about the mounting dread. Also, Ryan was sure the Airbnb he booked said it had two beds.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  1000-9999 
18 days ago by popkin16
Another Bad Habit
Shane has a thing for virgins, which Ryan just so happens to be.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  au  romance  first!time  10000-29999  pwp  hot  sweet  humor 
18 days ago by popkin16
A Local History
Ryan is a real estate agent that specialises in haunted property. Shane's new to town and looking to buy. There's a lot of over thinking, Steven Lim is not impressed with poor communication skills, some mysterious recurring dreams, a beach trip, bed-sharing and the boys getting locked in a room by a ghost. Or the wind. Depending on who you ask.
angst  cute  10000-29999  au  buzzfeed:unsolved  first!time  romance 
18 days ago by popkin16
A Sensitive Subject
"Hey ghosts, tousle my hair, gimme a little purple nurple or something. Let's have some fun!" - Shane Madej, 2016
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  humor  hot  1000-9999 
18 days ago by popkin16
you and me and the ghosts make three
When Ryan was a kid, he fell into a pile of bricks. They were playing hide and seek, and he thought he had the best hiding spot: high up in a thickly lush tree, his knees drawn to his chest so that he’d blend in. But the branch broke. He hit his head and doesn’t remember much of what happened after that. When he woke up a few hours later, the sun was setting, and his friends were gone, and his parents were calling for him, their flashlights swinging across the grass. There’d been blood on his bangs.

Anyway, now he can see ghosts.

Kind of.

Look, he’s not great at it.


Or: Ryan, personally, has three lists: “NICE GHOSTS,” “GHOSTS I DON’T FUCK WITH,” and, “IDK, SPOOKY STUFF.”
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  series  10000-29999  humor  angst  gorgeous/favorite 
18 days ago by popkin16
Indiana Bergara and the Treasure of Shane Madej
Two men walk into a forest. "We're looking for buried treasure," they say. There's no answer, so they go back to their rooms and have sex about it.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  humor  romance  episode.related  first!time  1000-9999 
18 days ago by popkin16
Let's just forget the Hollywood rules
Ryan rolls his chair closer to Shane. "Did you hear that, man?" he says under his breath. "That dog hates me, did you hear it growl at me? It almost took my fucking hand off! It could smell the curse. It recognized me with its primordial wolf senses."

"It's a fucking labradoodle," Shane says.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  humor  cute  1000-9999 
19 days ago by popkin16
Hot Scary Summer
The boys hunt some ghosts, make some impulsive choices, and try their best to sort out what it means to get to the heart of this thing.
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  10000-29999  angst 
19 days ago by popkin16
The Genius of the Western River
Shane’s totally working on being flippant about all those times he joked about Ryan’s godlike physique, never suspecting how true those jokes might be—the two of them just have to defeat a supernatural serial killer first. (A Rivers of London fusion AU.)
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  au  crossover/fusion  romance  first!time  angst  action/adventure  10000-29999  siriaeve 
19 days ago by popkin16
it started like this
Shane thinks that if he can just pin down when it started, maybe he can do something about it. Think himself out of it, somehow. Understand the problem to solve the problem.

(He tries not to think about what, exactly, the problem is.)
buzzfeed:unsolved  canon  romance  first!time  1000-9999 
19 days ago by popkin16
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