And the waltz goes on by Marenke "You don't know how to dance?" The Darkling asked, raising an eyebrow.
T, English, words: 1k+, 12/25, [Alina S., The Darkling]
Lonely pangs by xxWfCPxx The pangs of loneliness gnaw at Alina like hunger. Staring at the mountains outside her round window in the Monastery of Sankt Demyan of the Rime, she finds herself suddenly in the Darkling's dim, star-ceilinged bedroom. Pushing him away is an instinct now, but she's fed up of fighting. Tomorrow they will be enemies again. But tonight...
T, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 12/8, The Darkling, Alina S.
Darklina Ending by mintlemon What if the Darkling never died? What if Mal died instead? What if Alina chose the Darkling?
K+, English, Fantasy & Romance, words: 751, 11/27
Halcyon sky by Marenke It's an accident, they were too drunk, and that's the cover story Alina will be using from now on.
T, English, Humor & Romance, words: 385, 10/28, [Alina S., Zoya]
Timeless by wonhomxkttn When one is dying they tend to relive their biggest regrets. In this case her regrets manifest as a physical being.
T, English, Romance & Tragedy, words: 1k+, 10/27
A child's innocence by Marenke It's her eyes. Drabble. Spoilers for Demon in the Woods.
T, English, Tragedy & Drama, words: 114, 10/12, The Darkling
Muzzled by Marenke He touched her shoulder as if he owned her, and Alina snapped her teeth at the Darkling, as if she was a rabid dog, and it just made him smile.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Angst, words: 251, 10/11, The Darkling, Alina S.
Ask to be unbroken by Marenke The darkness swirled under his skin, showing in the whites of his eyes, moving around like worms.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort, words: 551, 10/7, [Nikolai L., The Darkling]
1 Collared by Marenke The skin beneath Alina's collar itches.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort, words: 513, favs: 1, 10/2, The Darkling, Alina S.
2King and Queen of Scars » by snow-bun-buns1598 Me, afraid, of you? Don't make me laugh. she said, a mocking curl on her lips. I'm not trying to. Not right now, at least. You're already a queen Zoya, I just want you to be mine. Nikolai replied, his heart in his eyes for once. This is a collection of one-shots starring our favorite golden king and his storm witch. To hopefully keep us while waiting for KoS2. Nikolai x Zoya
T, English, Romance, chapters: 13, words: 14k+, favs: 5, follows: 3, updated: 9/11 published: 1/2, Zoya, Nikolai L.
Kiss by Marenke Three sentences, three kisses, three meanings. Drabble.
T, English, Romance, words: 236, 8/19, [Alina S., The Darkling] Zoya, Genya
Wretched and divine by Marenke When he looks into the Saintess' eyes, everything he's read clicks with such speed Aleksander feels foolish to not have realized before. Role reversal AU.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, words: 716, 8/15, [Alina S., The Darkling]
Opening of eyes by Marenke His eyes are grey. Of course they are. Soulmate AU
T, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, words: 346, 8/3, [Alina S., The Darkling]
A piece of you in how I dress by Marenke You tailor her features to be sharp, sharper than they are. You apply eyeshadow to her eyes, contour her face, put her hair up. She sits, prim and proper, eyes cold. The Lantsov emerald shines in the low light of the queen-to-be's bedroom, as if it were a reminder of everything that happened, as if it were the anchor that stops her from floating away and disappearing.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, words: 712, 7/26, [Alina S., Genya]
1 Consecrated by Marenke He looked around the little market. Statues of saints littered the place, and Aleksander wanted to sneer.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Angst, words: 898, favs: 1, 7/23, The Darkling
Merzost by Shakaka Even the most powerful were not immune to retribution. As he lay dying on the sands of a forgotten Fold, Aleksander Morozova came to understand just what the price of Merzost truly cost. Never had the Science been more of an apt and brutal teacher than in his last moments. Power which ran unchecked was dangerous; it appeared he was finally being brought to heel.
T, English, Mystery & Tragedy, words: 3k+, favs: 1, 7/22, The Darkling
These holy bones by Marenke Alina figured that a dead man did not need all the bones he once had.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Horror, words: 2k+, 6/28, [Alina S., The Darkling] OC
sankta genya by calarinanis Alina seeks out Genya to help with her hair but they both end up with more than they expected.
K, English, Romance, words: 1k+, 6/16, [Alina S., Genya]
Be My King Regardless by The Lamplight Detective 'This is exactly why Ravka can't have nice things, Nazyalensky.' Nikolai's face darkened. 'They always get broken.' 'We all have to break, Nikolai, so we can see what we're made of on the inside.' / Set after the bell tower scene in KoS. Nikolai is injured and refuses help. This is the punishment he deserves, for hurting Zoya, for endangering Ravka, for all of it. KoS spoilers.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Angst, words: 2k+, favs: 2, follows: 2, 5/29, Zoya, Nikolai L.
Plastic gods by Marenke They've been together for - too long, he supposes. Through royalty and revolutions and centuries. Sometimes they go apart from each other, but not for long: never for long. There's a pull between the two, and Aleksander likes to follow it. Sometimes.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 5, 4/27, [Alina S., The Darkling]
1 our names in silence by Marenke She's not supposed to hate customers, and yet, there he is, the asshole with black eyes and bitter laughs.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort, words: 1k+, favs: 5, follows: 2, 4/23, [Alina S., The Darkling]
1Et la lumière fut by Almayen [Recueil de drabbles sur Grisha] 1. La guerre est terminée, le Darkling n'est plus - pourtant, Alina ne peut pas oublier les évènements de l'année passée.
K, French, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, words: 480, 4/13, [Alina S., Malyen O.]
Nyctophobia by Marenke Thunder roared in her ears as she descended the staircase, holding a ball of light in her palm to guide her way. It wasn't necessary, though; Alina knew the palace like the back of her hand, at this point. It was simply the comfort of not being stuck in darkness, alone and without knowing if someone would appear.
T, English, Romance, words: 386, favs: 3, 4/5, [Alina S., Nikolai L.]
watch the world go by by Marenke "The plague of 758 was a very serious issue, made worse by the Fold, Alina. Supplies were so hard to reach to the other side of the country…" "Wipe that smile off your face before talking about a plague that was made worse by your actions, then." (modern au, sun summoner alina)
T, English, Humor & Romance, words: 853, favs: 3, follows: 1, 3/25, [Alina S., The Darkling]
1 the darkness of the night by Marenke Alina stared at the Darkling, looking at her hands and then back at him. There was still blood underneath her nails. Alina couldn't remember when it had gotten there.
T, English, Romance & Humor, words: 1k+, favs: 3, 3/20, [Alina S., The Darkling]