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**UPDATE** Chapter 1 is out (Jan 21 2021)!!!

* Rating: G (will increase to T) 
* Chapters: 2/? 
* Total Word Count: 5579 (4379 this chapter)
* Tags: AU - Human, AU - NASA, Drama, Slow Burn, Romance, Engineering, Space Flight, Science, Aerospace, Light Angst, Action/Adventure, Eventual Romance, Happy Ending, Pining, Friends to Lovers, Found Family, Astrobiology, NASA, This story is a love letter to the space program, Other Additional Tags to Be Added
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Dr. John Smith is the lead astrobiologist working on the Harmony project in Cape Canaveral, a mission to send the first astronauts to Jupiter’s moon Europa in the quest for first contact. But even as he thinks all his wildest dreams are coming true, his world begins to turn upside down when he meets mission media correspondent Rose Tyler. Are his dreams and goals only about the mission? Or is this only the first step in something much more incredible?

Prologue - As Steel Carves Through Starlight

Chapter 1 - Two Steps from Out the Door ***NEW!!***

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The plane jostled aggressively as United Air Flight 3830 met the earth once again, after a long journey over the Atlantic ocean. Several startled, bleary, disoriented faces took in their surroundings for the first time in a few hours. Most passengers simply stayed asleep; no amount of turbulence could shake the weariness that comes with a red-eye flight from Heathrow to Orlando International.

Lynda Moss wished she was one of those people. 

The sharp-faced blonde re-adjusted her U-shaped neck pillow, trying to lean back and catch even just two minutes of sleep before having to get off the aircraft. It was going to be a long day of marketing meetings, and she was dreading every moment in her current miserable state.

Before putting her earbud back in, she snuck a squinting peek back at the ridiculous man sitting in the window seat - the man who’d kept her awake for the last thirteen hours. At long last, he had finally fallen asleep with his face pressed uncomfortably against the side of the window - must have been watching the clouds go by, when he finally dozed off.

At least he was interesting, she supposed. Could have been stuck next to Mr. Hedge Fund in the next row up. All this wiry, bright-smiled bloke had wanted to do was talk about the space films available in the in-flight entertainment roster. Apollo 13, Interstellar, The Martian, even Space Odyssey 2001 - he’d narrated them all, picked out all the little scientific details, and gone on a full-blown rant about the sheer genius of “those brilliant fellows in Houston fixing the CO2 scrubber with nothing but some tubes and spare duct tape.” 

The plane jostled again as the skybridge latched onto the front door, shaking Lynda back to the present. The fasten-seat-belt sign flickered off, and the exhausted population of the plane shifted to gather their carry-ons and escape the stale-aired cabin. Lynda carefully shook the man’s shoulder. 

“Hey, mate - the plane’s landed, up you get.”

With a grimace, the man finally came-to, blinking repeatedly and stretching down into his seat - pushing his too-long-for-economy-class legs all the way under the seat in front of him. 

“Blimey, Orlando already? Must have dozed off-” he mumbled. He cracked his neck, stretched his arms up to brush the top of the cabin, and before Lynda could blink again, his cheery grin and boundless enthusiasm had returned, and he made his way out into the aisle. 

In the glare of all the cabin lights, Lynda finally got a better look at her odd flight partner. Sharp brown suit, blue pinstripes. Scuffed, off-white sandshoes. An elegant swirly silk tie, slightly askew. She couldn’t help but chuckle when he stretched up to pull his battered leather briefcase from the far end of the overhead compartment, and a little astronaut waved hello from his printed socks.

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so actually i think i have an enemy and I’m just here thinking like “well i just don’t think i could ever go lovers with this person, let alone friends???”

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Next to Me by: Veronica Cochrane

Next to Me by: Veronica Cochrane

Can an awkward student and a closeted rock star make beautiful music together?
Music composition student Chase Collins has always worn his heart on his sleeve. That’s why it was so quick to break in high school when Chase lost Carter West, his best friend and first love, to an ill-fated kiss.
Imagine Chase’s…


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But really though…

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Note to self: this mangaka has the greatest stories ever

This manga follows two friends who were become closer after a few years apart and how they bumble through the relationship till they get together

  • the seme finds out that his best friend from high school is back and he’s not sure how to connect with him
  • his siblings and dad are amused with his many changing emotions and push him to reconnect
  • the uke and seme meet because small town and everyone knows everyone’s business
  • they both explain their emotions from high school and how the uke left without informing the seme to study abroad
  • the seme gets protective of the uke and tries to protect him from goukons and the like
  • the seme almost confesses to the uke but life happens and they don’t really connect
  • till one drunken night the seme comes onto the uke who pushes him away
  • a misunderstanding leads to the seme confessing to the uke and they finally get together

This is a very amusing story where the seme in his idiotness bumbles through his love for the uke and the uke knows his feelings and keeps his emotions locked away waiting for the seme to come for him. And in all this the extra characters are so amusing with their lives interwoven into these characters lives. It’s so fun to read such a wholesome story.

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Pre-Order Blitz ~ Infamous ~ by ~ Ivy Wild

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𝐈𝐧𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐬 by Ivy Wild is releasing 1.30 ⬇️

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Title: Infamous

Series: Kings of Capital
Author: Ivy Wild
Genre: Friends to Lovers, Second Chance Romance, Office Romance, Hollywood Romance
Release Date: January 30, 2021
Cover Design: @ohsomanyfeels



My name is Sophie Strong
and I sold my soul to a record company
For fame
For fans
For fortune
For a life I thought I wanted.
I sold out in the worst possible way
Leaving everything I…


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Not My Match, an all-new slow burn friends-to-lovers sports romance from Ilsa Madden-Mills is available now!⠀


𝗪𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗝𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗜𝗹𝘀𝗮 𝗠𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗲𝗻-𝗠𝗶𝗹𝗹𝘀 𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗲𝘅𝘆 𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗮 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗵𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗶𝗿𝗹 𝗵𝗲’𝘀 𝘀𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗰𝗵.⠀

Homeless and heartbreakingly innocent, Giselle Riley walks into my penthouse and chaos follows.⠀

I shouldn’t have invited the girl genius to live with me, but it’s clear she needs my help—not only for a place to lay her pretty blonde head but in finding real love, which she’s not going to get with the crazy men she picks up online.⠀

Too bad she’s a twenty-four-year-old virgin and I’m a bad boy wide receiver. She’s off limits for a hardcore player like me—and we’re just friends.⠀

Instead, I’m her matchmaking service, no matter how jealous it makes me when I tag along on her dates.⠀

I can keep my self-control. Right? No way will I give in to everything inside me that dreams of a girl like her in my world.⠀

I may be the best wide receiver in the country, but how could I hold on to a girl like her?⠀

𝗗𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗹𝗼𝗮𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗽𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗶𝗻 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱!


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There is something so heartbreaking and beautiful about childhood friends to lovers..

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“What’s bothering you, Kaminari?”

It was so ready to leap off the tip of his tongue. He was aching to confess, get everything off his chest, and forget any of this ever happened.

So much. So very much, Kaminari wanted to say. I don’t even know where to begin. It’s a shitshow and I’m in the crossfire. Save me, please, I beg of you.

Kaminari ends up as the middleman and can’t do anything about it. But for the sake of courage, true love, and his sanity, he has to.

Author: shizuumi151

Word Count: 16,455

Chapters: 1/1

Completed? Yes


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i got way more invested in this than i expected, omg- we need to protect travis, aksjlfd- thank you for requesting and i hope you enjoy!

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pairing: Sally Face - travis phelps x kind!m!reader - hurt/comfort bullies to lovers hc’s + scenario

warnings: angst, internalized homophobia, slight religious connotations, bullying


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Pairing: Bucky Barnes x OC

Summary: Passing Jules’ “safe” mark, they make a big announcement; Jules and Bucky move into their home; they take a trip

Warning: fluff, pregnancy, pining, dad!Bucky

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“What do you think?” 

It’s a nice house. A really nice house. Three bedrooms and three and a half baths, just like he said. A beautiful kitchen that gazes out over an even more beautiful backyard. Thirty minutes out of the city, it isn’t crowded by loud neighbors. Just the kind of house she’s always imagined raising a family in.

“It’s…” Nice was too simple. Perfect too much, even though it was perfect. There isn’t a word to describe her thought of the house. Other than I want to raise our child here. We’ll bring our daughter from the hospital to this house.

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There were hundreds of thoughts racing through Scorpius’ mind.

No, not hundreds.



A million thoughts as to why this was a bad idea.

Scorpius was in love, with his best friend.

The snow fell softly around them, under the winter moon. Behind them, the castle was alight as the rest of the school celebrated Yule.

Scorpius turned to Albus, determined to ignore the racing thoughts and tell him the truth, no matter what.

Albus watched him with narrowed green eyes, a soft smile curving his lips.

Then Albus kissed him, and the coldness in Scorpius’ heart melted away.

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I will love you, even though I’m scared

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And Holding On, Our Dreams Might Be Okay - InsertSthMeaningful - X-Men - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
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because i’m a sucker for best friends to lovers.

  • the mutual respect for each other
  • always protecting each other
  • knowing each other inside and out, everything from their favorite song, to what they named their favorite stuffed animal in second grade
  • doing whatever they can to make each other happy, and bring out a smile on each other’s faces
  • trying to hide their feelings, as to not ruin the friendship
  • feeling as their world is crashing down, tears welling in their eyes when their friend has gotten their heart broken, because they don’t deserve to feel like that, and it hurts to see their friend upset 
  • the first kiss, and the realization of “it’s always been you”
  • starting to see each other in a different light
  • denial “there’s nothing going on between the two of us. i’ve known them forever, and they’re my best friend. nothing more, nothing less”
  • being jealous when they see their friend with their partner, and that’s when they realize they’re in love with them
  • complementing their friend in such a way only somebody who’s in love with said person could do “they’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me. they keep me grounded, and when i look at them… you know, if you replaced their smile with the sun, you wouldn’t notice the sun was missing’’ 
  • holding hands for the first time, locking eyes, blushing and chuckling 
  • the first “official” date, which is not really a date but it feels like one
  • showing up at each other’s house late at night
  • when one of them is dropping hints, that they want to kiss, and the other one is completely oblivious to it, or has yet to bring the other one out of the friend zone so they’re just really not catching on because they’re just not thinking of their friend in that way yet
  • when one of them has accepted their feelings, and the other character says “we’re nothing but good friends!” to a mutual friend of theirs, and the first character’s just like :) yeah :) friends :) 
  • spending time with each other’s family, their family mentioning how good they would be together or mistaking them for being together, because they’re just that compatible
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