iloverumbleroar



Recent works

Recent bookmarks

  1. Rec *

    Tags
    Summary

    When Petunia Dursley refused to take Harry in she forfeited his birthright protection, so Dumbledore took the baby to the safest place he knew: Hogwarts.

    The applicable staff (mostly just… not Snape) took Harry in on a rotating schedule as he grew from baby to toddler to child. They traded extra credit for babysitting among the older students, and Harry grew up knowing a few dozen different laps that were safe and warm to nap in.

    This was a Harry who grew up among books, among old transient walls and learned professors. They gave Binns night duty sometimes, and let him talk young Harry to sleep. This was a Harry whose world changed, on principle, daily. The stairs moved. The walls became doors. You had to keep your eyes open–you had to pay attention. So he did.

    He grew up in a school. Knowledge was power, but knowledge was also joy. This was his sanctuary. There was magic in his world from birth.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    13,193
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    564
    Kudos:
    9451
    Bookmarks:
    2729
    Hits:
    91686

    04 May 2019

  2. Rec *

    Tags
    Summary

    “And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.” -- Kurt Vonnegut

    Or, the one where Kent Parson learns to love himself.

    Sequel to A Little Bit Closer.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    48,557
    Chapters:
    7/7
    Comments:
    301
    Kudos:
    1216
    Bookmarks:
    338
    Hits:
    12697

    18 Jan 2017

  3. Rec *

    Tags
    Summary

    When Magnus Bane bought the space for his dance studio, Pandemonium, he had no idea that the wall between it and the MMA Training Gym next door was so thin. Neither did he realize that a dispute over the loud music would lead to him becoming involved in the world of MMA and, more importantly, guide him to the man who would end up changing his life.

     

    Update: Available in Russian at this site
    Update: Available in Chinese at this site
    Update: Available in German at this site

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    66,289
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    4
    Comments:
    1183
    Kudos:
    6186
    Bookmarks:
    1746
    Hits:
    105410

    06 Jan 2017

  4. Public Bookmark *

    Tags
    Summary

    “So, let me get this straight,” says Combeferre after three rings. He sounds half asleep, and Enjolras winces. “Your crazy ex-convict of a father has decided that Cosette can only date people once you do?”

    “Yes.”

    There’s the sound of movement as Combeferre unplugs his phone and settles back against his pillows. “And you, somehow--stupidly, I might add--decided to make her happy by agreeing to date someone?”

    “Yes.” There’s a very pregnant pause. Enjolras curls and uncurls his hands into fists.

    “Right,” says Combeferre. “We’re having this conversation tomorrow.” And then he hangs up.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    58,408
    Chapters:
    10/10
    Comments:
    331
    Kudos:
    2437
    Bookmarks:
    699
    Hits:
    64050

    15 Oct 2013