1920s - “So, what are we doing?” “Crime!”
After fighting in the trenches of the Great War, Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Washburne open a restaurant in Manhattan. Serenity’s a bit dingy and a lot disreputable-looking, but it is a front for a speakeasy and other not-so-legal enterprises. Jayne Cobb’s intimidatin’ person makes public relations a breeze, and no one on the East Coast is half the getaway driver Hoban “Wash” Washburne is. Kaylee Frye’s young, but she’s a genius when comes to keeping Serenity running. Good thing too, no one else has a clue how restaurants and speakeasies work. Inara Serra lends the operation some respectability. Can’t be too bad a place if you’ve got a talented jazz singer, right? Things get a little complicated when the Tam siblings come crashing through with the Bureau of Investigation hot on their heels. Simon gave up a glittering surgical career to break River out of a fancy government-funded boarding school upstate. He says they were messing with her mind. Whether or not that’s true, she’s definitely a bit in the way of Zelda Fitzgerald. It’s a heap of trouble, but the crew doesn’t have to explain gunshot wounds to nosy nurses anymore. For some reason, Derrial Book’s hanging around, and he knows an awful lot about shady folk and their ways for a pastor. Not much they can do about that: the guy’s a real help. Still, it ain’t easy. Plans never go smooth and it’s a bit too easy to catch a bullet between the eyes, especially when everyone in town thinks you’re a man of honor in a den of thieves. But at the end of the day, after they’ve outrun cops and outgunned competition, they still got Serenity. It ain’t much, but it’s enough.
AU Meme: Dean/Cas 1940s AU
“Of all the bars in all the world, you walked into mine.”
I knew that 1940s episode costume porn would come in handy for something.
Criminal Minds AU: The Avengers cast as FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit.
team hot dads coffee shop au. hot dads who own a coffee shop and kiss. that’s it.
i just wanted something happy n sweet for this ship
Chuck grows up hating both Stacker and coffee because he has decided that coffee and Stacker are what drove Herc to leave his mom (and/or, he blames coffee for his mother’s death).
And then one year Mako rebuilds this amazing perfect espresso machine and they have to hire Raleigh to use it.
And the Kaidanovskys are the best kitchen duo anyone’s ever seen and INSIST on keeping the ancient, cranky stove and oven because it works just fine for them, thanks.
And the Wei triplets are servers who do tricks and crack jokes to one another as they work.
And Max is the shop dog. And Yancy isn’t dead, just across the country at college, and everyone lives, and it is awesome.
pacific rim → coffee shop au
following the untimely passing of their mother, brothers yancy and raleigh becket return to san francisco to take over running her coffee shop, cafe vesoul, named after her favorite jacques brel song. with the help of their old friends, the wei triplets, the creation of their signature “kaiju brew" of coffee makes the shop a hit with the locals, especially phd-candidate caffeine-addict newt geiszler and his curmudgeonly roommate hermann gottlieb. the brothers manage to make new connections along the way; engineering upstart mako mori, much to the chagrin of her retired raf general father, stacker pentecost, bonds with raleigh, who gave up his emerging career in photography to run the shop; and yancy finds a new drinking buddy in locally stationed marine chuck hansen. with a colorful array of regulars and a booming business, there seems to be good that comes out of the loss that the becket brothers endure.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Noir AU.
Supernatural AU: Supernatural Noir
*jaw and pants drop to floor*
i will always reblog this whenever it appears on my dash
the avengers | west wing auPresident Phillip Coulson is just trying to run a country. His Chief of Staff, Steven Rogers, sets aside one day a year for normally unheard lobbyists to pitch their ideas, which Deputy Chief of Staff Tony Stark names “Crackpot Day.” Tony’s assistant, Pepper Potts, is just trying to make sure he doesn’t go crazy on lack of sleep or starve. Bruce Banner and Clint Barton run the Communications department but are terrible at communicating with Press Secretary Natasha Romanoff, much to her chagrin and Thor Odinson is just watching in amusement as Personal Aide to the President.