catbythefirelight



Recent works

Recent series

  1. Summary

    A series of darkfics featuring Sergio as a serial killer, and Raquel as the homicide detective hunting him down, starting with Descent and followed by Decay. Divine is an alternate ending to Decay.

    A guide for the confused:
    - Descent, Decay and Divine are the MAIN plot-focused fics
    - Interlude features primarily introspective snippets of Raquel's perspective between Descent and Decay
    - Insomnia and Hunger are smut-focused fics set during the timelines of Descent and Decay
    - Home and And I Burn are set post-Divine
    - Wild and Instinct are short fics exploring D!Serquel as various animals

    Art and edits made by Descentverse readers: https://twitter.com/catbythefire/status/1438143809104146433?s=20
    PLAYLISTS:
    For Descent/Decay/Insomnia: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/20w1QmNvjA6jIFquqU8Ohl
    (YT: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqs64W_RAixY8RdwvOSkCCbxyO145hN6-)
    For Divine: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1K38CS7jE4kHJK1ATiiUY6?si=375c042c7b5d466b
    (YT: To be added)
    For Hunger: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3JtroGkBYihRgycne28Cqb?si=1f0c1464df5248d9
    (YT: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqs64W_RAixYcW5Ipi95ntMc8W7vkynXA)

    Words:
    247,994
    Works:
    10
    Bookmarks:
    7
  2. Words:
    10,185
    Works:
    1
    Bookmarks:
    22
  3. Summary

    Maybe the world never made it easy for Katara and Zuko's story. They found a home in each other just the same.

    Words:
    10,442
    Works:
    3
    Bookmarks:
    9

Recent bookmarks

  1. Public Bookmark 4

    Tags
    Summary

    When the second heist is coming to an end, someone suspects that the gang is going to hand fake gold over to the police. Unfortunately, this person is nobody else than Raquel’s ex-husband. Sergio knows that there is only one way to solve this problem. But when even he struggles to embrace his dark side, how will Raquel react to his brutal plan?

    Or: a very dark rewrite of the proposal

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,713
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    14
    Kudos:
    61
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    425

    10 May 2022

    Bookmarker's Tags:
    Bookmarker's Notes

    I AM AN INCOHERENT MESS I LOVE THIS WITH EVERY PULSE OF MY HEART

  2. Public Bookmark 8

    Tags
    Summary

    After almost a month spent in a toxic work environment, Raquel is happy that her internship will be over soon. Suddenly, an employee she’s never seen before appears at the office. Not only is he the only one who doesn’t consider himself too good for basic human decency, he also makes an effort to actually teach her something.

    When Raquel’s last week in this department takes some turns, senor Marquina and she find it harder and harder to keep a professional distance.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    9,714
    Chapters:
    3/5
    Comments:
    52
    Kudos:
    103
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    969

    24 Apr 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 13

    Tags
    Summary

    What would have happened if Sergio's and Raquel's roles in the heist had been reversed? Would the heist have gone differently? And - more importantly - would they still have fallen in love?

    Madrid is in chaos when a group of robbers occupies the Royal Mint and takes several people hostage. Inspector Sergio Marquina is immediately called to the scene. The heist turns out to be a great mystery that pushes him to his limits. But while the whole world is looking at the robbers in red suits and Dalí masks, Sergio is equally irritated and fascinated by the leader of the robbery gang. Little does he know who he is dealing with.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    20,516
    Chapters:
    4/15
    Comments:
    95
    Kudos:
    150
    Bookmarks:
    13
    Hits:
    1809

    24 Apr 2022

  4. Public Bookmark 48

    Tags
    Summary

    Edo is a façade that Victor Nikiforov would like to look behind, for he is sure he would find a world just as forbidden as it is beautiful. A world in which happiness, the very thing that he craves, is understood and lived in a way very different from his own understanding.

    But happiness comes at a price, Victor is forced to learn, as he falls in love with a married man named Yuuri.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    116,026
    Chapters:
    13/?
    Comments:
    307
    Kudos:
    270
    Bookmarks:
    48
    Hits:
    6533

    18 Apr 2022

  5. Public Bookmark *

    Tags
    Summary

    “The scar is small, at least,” Pomfrey says, pulling the bandage snug around the cleaned wound. There’s a pity in her voice that makes Severus want to throw up again. “It will be easily covered.”

    Dumbledore catches him inspecting it, as if mesmerized. “You are lucky to have survived at all,” the Headmaster says.

    Severus does not say I don’t feel very lucky because it is stupid and obvious. Instead, he says unsteadily, “I want to press charges, sir.”

    Pomfrey stills, tightening the bandage to the point of discomfort.

    “Remus Lupin would be executed,” Dumbledore says. “The Ministry takes a dim view of werewolves who infect other wizards.”

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    6,591
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    19
    Kudos:
    608
    Bookmarks:
    110
    Hits:
    7553

    17 Apr 2022