Hey Lid honey @a-liddle-bit-of-tenda sorry I’m late with the good stuff but I have GOOD stuff. I’m still reeling from the show and barely starting to sample what’s out there so this is just a smattering. 1000% agree that you and Darcy @forineffablereasons are must reads. Also please have:
Four times Crowley called Aziraphale “sweetheart” without noticing (and One time he did) (3k, NR, love confession) by @theladyzephyr, aka the absolute loveliest petname headcanon ever, or how many times can the famous cold open get mercilessly improved by more semiaccidental flirting?
Blank Cards and Infinite Stakes (currently 4k, G, mixed) by @zingiber, an ongoing series of ineffable husbands prompted ficlets that has me by the heartstrings. Delicious.
Even Without Looking (17k, G, book!verse, heavenly court case, love confessions) by @maniacalmole. This one had me yelling at the screen AZIRAPHALE GET IT TOGETHER but of course he does in the best way, because the angel’s slow but perfectly sure.
Everybody Knows but You (4k, T, getting together). Romcom style, deftly written. Anathema tells an idiot demon to get his shit together. I’ll never forget Crowley slamming back espresso shots to stop himself sleeping and dreaming about one perfect angel.
Ineffable Husbands (3k, G, nobody wants a divorce but will they just SAY so, nope, good god). Aziraphale and Crowley get drunk-married in the 17th century and forget all about it for four hundred years. Remembering proves awkward mostly because they’re both so secretly thrilled.
The Cupid (9k, G, outside pov, pining, happy ending) by @maniacalmole. Heaven has cupids! Who are not chubby babies but full-grown angels who start to actually believe in love, because how couldn’t they. Even when it’s love between a poor pining demon and an oblivious angels–the ineffable moves in mysterious ways.
Lol B) (2k, G, love confession, Az can’t do technology) by @maniacalmole. Crowley is too good in this, Aziraphale is trying so hard, and all’s well that ends well, even if he does think “lol” means “lots of love.”
NOUN IN THE FLAT (2k, T, moving in together). Clearly the only thing Crowley’s flat is really missing is Aziraphale. Also, the demon is much sweeter than the angel.
Like Fire and Water (3k, T, if an angel and a demon quote Song of Songs while they body-swap is that considered getting together, or maybe getting married) by @sussexbound. Crowley gives up the last of his protections, and Aziraphale more than makes it worthwhile. The missing scene between the bus and the next morning.
Salinity (And Other Measurements of Brackish Water) (3k, T, love expressed by cooking, kisses and metaphors) by @drawlight. Absolute poetry. The inside of Crowley’s mind, particularly out on the Downs, is full of seas and fears and hopes and mostly Aziraphale.
Running to Catch Up (2k, T, good god this is so soft, moving in together). Another take on the bus ride home and the missing night at Crowley’s, which mostly consists of Aziraphale taking every bit of tenderness he’s offered and being shocked to find more waiting.
get religion quick (cause you’re looking divine) (4k, G, first kisses are miraculous). Everyone and their mom has recced this, rightly. Crowley always thought Aziraphale knew. Aziraphale hadn’t, because he hadn’t realized there was anything to know.
Do Angels Dream of Electronic Catalogues? (1k, T, Crowley is a secret softie, Aziraphale dreams of serpents actually). The final nap before the apocalypse upturns some buried feelings.
i’d like for you and i to go romancing (6k, T, they do get there and it’s unexpectedly wholly charming on the way, Lord Byron is used as a curse word) by @dollsome-does-tumblr. Crowley did know first. Six thousand years of knowing could wear on a serpent, but Aziraphale is a pleasure to pine for.
such surpassing brightness (7k, G, ace!angel, who knows what Crowley is but he loves that angel, awkward revelations). Crowley could have gone without ever mentioning love to Aziraphale if the whole world hadn’t persisted in bringing it up for him. Or, the one in which queer artists throughout history make art of an angel and a serpent in love.
a name for earth (1k, G, a question of names, and the difficulties therein). Crowley discovers that he can’t say heavenly names any more. Aziraphael of the Eastern Gate decides he could be just Aziraphale, on earth.
Old Habits (1k, T, retirement, sofas and sleepy snakes). A slice of a slower life on the Downs.
Morning Has Broken (3k, T, grief, queer turn-of-the-century London and its devastations and the comfort of mourning with someone who listens) by @dwarven-beard-spores. While Crowley’d slept, Aziraphale alone had found some mortal friends. And then he’d lost them.
Is That All There Is? (Saint Paul’s Surviv es) (1k, T, the blitz, mourning and slow dancing and confessions) by @azfellandco. Aziraphale has thought he’d needed Crowley more, but war broke the serpent down with the city.
There are so many more fics that deserve attention—that’s a start. This fandom is fantastic. @thegoodomensdumpster I believe you asked to be tagged in recs so here you go! 💛