Penname: down-in-flames [Contact]
Member Since: 26 Mar 2018
Bio:

" 'short fluffy jily fics that have spiraled out of control' is like your MO now, isn't it?" - sarah/belgian quaffle



award by abhorsen.


 


current projects and progress:


complex (james ii/oc, sequel to complicated): chapter 28, 50% done.


hit like a girl (dominique/oc): chapter 3, 10% done.


and all the pieces fall (james/lily): chapter 7, 20% done.


new romantics (james/lily): chapter 10, 40% done.


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Stories by down-in-flames
Incomplete · Published: 01 Dec 2020 · Updated: 12 Sep 2022 · Words: 79298 · Chapters: 17 · Reviews: 77 · Likes: 51 · Reads: 988

Series: and when you get me alone it's so simple





kaz and inej over the years, told in 30 moments.


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Sexual Content, Violence)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: Fluff, Hurt/Comfort, Romance

Tropes: Found Family, Friends to Lovers, Marriage, Secret Relationships
Incomplete · Published: 20 Jun 2022 · Updated: 30 Jun 2022 · Words: 26400 · Chapters: 30 · Reviews: 0 · Likes: 0 · Reads: 81

Series: None





apparently i often speak in seventeen syllable increments.


Characters: None

Pairings: None

Representation: None

Story Type: Poetry

FFT Groups:
Rating and Advisories (required): Teen Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: None

Tropes: None
Incomplete · Published: 31 Mar 2022 · Updated: 09 Apr 2022 · Words: 812 · Chapters: 11 · Reviews: 4 · Likes: 4 · Reads: 3602

Series: None





big reputations, but some things just don't get said over text message.


{a mix of ao3 commenter requests and purely self-satisfactory ramblings.}


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Violence)

Content Warnings (optional): Dying/Grieving, Panic Attacks

Genre: Angst, AU, Fluff, Humor, Romance

Tropes: Belligerent Sexual Tension , Established Relationship, Found Family, Friends to Lovers, Friendship, Modern AU, School
Incomplete · Published: 27 Mar 2022 · Updated: 28 Mar 2022 · Words: 12254 · Chapters: 8 · Reviews: 0 · Likes: 0 · Reads: 8

Series: None





The Crows don't love the drama, it loves them.


{a college au chatfic}


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Substance Abuse)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: AU, Humor, Romance

Tropes: Found Family, Friends to Lovers, Friendship, Modern AU
Incomplete · Published: 10 Jul 2021 · Updated: 22 Mar 2022 · Words: 48312 · Chapters: 42 · Reviews: 137 · Likes: 93 · Reads: 437

Series: None





She feels utterly defeated, drained of all fight when she finally speaks. “Is that really what’s stopping you from giving me everything? Or do you just not want to?”


She doesn’t stick around to hear his answer.


Characters: Inej Ghafa, Kaz Brekker

Pairings: Inej Ghafa/Kaz Brekker (Grishaverse)

Representation: Other Physical Disability, PTSD

Story Type: One-Shot

FFT Groups:
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): Dying/Grieving, Panic Attacks

Genre: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Romance

Tropes: Established Relationship, Forgiveness, Friends to Lovers
Completed · Published: 18 Jul 2021 · Updated: 18 Jul 2021 · Words: 4980 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 0 · Likes: 0 · Reads: 5

Series: None





“So you’re… so you’re actually marrying Inej because you love her,” he reiterates.

 

“No, I’m marrying Inej for the tax incentives,” Kaz repeats, as if Jesper is somehow the stupid one here. “The fact that I love her is entirely separate from the fact that Kerch law favors married partners." 


Characters: Inej Ghafa, Jesper Fahey, Kaz Brekker

Pairings: Inej Ghafa/Kaz Brekker (Grishaverse)

Representation: Other Physical Disability

Story Type: One-Shot

FFT Groups:
Rating and Advisories (required): Teen Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: Fluff, Humor

Tropes: Marriage, Secret Relationships
Completed · Published: 04 Jul 2021 · Updated: 04 Jul 2021 · Words: 2331 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 3 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 211

Series: None





He realizes, as her soft lips form a perfect ‘o’ of surprise, that he’s said the words aloud.


{5 times Kaz Brekker didn't say what he was thinking, and 1 time he did.}


Characters: Inej Ghafa, Kaz Brekker

Pairings: Inej Ghafa/Kaz Brekker (Grishaverse)

Representation: Other Physical Disability, PTSD

Story Type: One-Shot

FFT Groups:
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: Romance

Tropes: Found Family, Friends to Lovers, Mutual Pining
Completed · Published: 04 Jun 2021 · Updated: 04 Jun 2021 · Words: 5548 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 0 · Likes: 0 · Reads: 13

Series: None





“You asked me, years ago, what my tell was in a fight,” he rasps.

 

She’s not expecting the sudden pivot, but she goes with it nonetheless. “You said it was your bad leg.”

 

He turns his head to her. “You knew as well as I did that that was a lie.”


Characters: Inej Ghafa, Kaz Brekker

Pairings: Inej Ghafa/Kaz Brekker (Grishaverse)

Representation: PTSD

Story Type: One-Shot

FFT Groups:
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Violence)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: Hurt/Comfort

Tropes: Established Relationship, Secret Relationships
Completed · Published: 04 Jun 2021 · Updated: 04 Jun 2021 · Words: 2230 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 1 · Likes: 0 · Reads: 10

Series: None





banner by me

 

You wonder if you'll make it out alive.

 

{prequel the third to and all the pieces fall}
written for dreamshadow's angsty taylor swift challenge


Characters: James Potter I, Peter Pettigrew, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black

Pairings: Remus Lupin/Sirius Black (HP)

Representation: LGBTQIA+

Story Type: One-Shot

FFT Groups:
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Substance Abuse)

Content Warnings (optional): Dying/Grieving

Genre: Angst, AU, Hurt/Comfort

Tropes: Careers, Found Family, Friendship, Origin Story, Troubled, but Cute
Completed · Published: 19 Apr 2021 · Updated: 19 Apr 2021 · Words: 4035 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 4 · Likes: 4 · Reads: 31

Series: and when you get me alone it's so simple





banner by shadowrose@TDA

 

Luckily for Dom Weasley and Hassan Rajhi, first impressions aren't everything.

 

{a three-shot companion piece to Complex}


Characters: Dominique Weasley, Original Male Character

Pairings: Dominique Weasley/OC (HP)

Representation: Middle Eastern

Story Type: Story Collection

FFT Groups:
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Slurs, Sexual Content, Substance Abuse)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: Humor, Romance

Tropes: Careers, Sports
Incomplete · Published: 03 Dec 2018 · Updated: 18 Apr 2021 · Words: 11565 · Chapters: 3 · Reviews: 11 · Likes: 5 · Reads: 273

Series: convolution





i do all my own stunts... and graphics

 

"You don't let something destroy you for that long unless there's at least some part of you that's convinced that it's worth it."

Abby Winchester is both working on the biggest Auror case since Voldemort's time and planning her and James Potter's wedding.

One of those things is probably going to kill her – and right now, she’s betting on the latter.

 

{sequel to complicated}

pogs 2020 runner-up for best original character


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Sexual Content, Slurs, Substance Abuse, Violence)

Content Warnings (optional): Discrimination

Genre: Angst, Crime/Mystery, Drama, Humor, Romance

Tropes: Careers, Family, Forgiveness, Friendship, Law/Politics, Marriage, Questioning Identity, Slow Build/Slow Burn
Incomplete · Published: 30 Sep 2018 · Updated: 13 Feb 2021 · Words: 116624 · Chapters: 28 · Reviews: 154 · Likes: 41 · Reads: 5827

Series: convolution





banner by me

 

Your heart was glass, I dropped it.

But if it's okay with you, it's okay with me.

 

written for lostrobin's ts9 challenge, maraudertimes' break my heart challenge, and crimson quill's flashback challenge


Rating and Advisories (required): Teen Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): Breakups

Genre: Angst, AU, Hurt/Comfort, Romance

Tropes: Established Relationship, Forgiveness, Holidays, Love Hurts, Modern AU, Mutual Pining
Completed · Published: 25 Dec 2020 · Updated: 25 Dec 2020 · Words: 6741 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 3 · Likes: 1 · Reads: 246

Series: None





banner by me

 

Please take my hand and...

 

{a behind-the-scenes look at the jily bits of new romantics}

written for abhorsen.'s text me a trope challenge


Characters: James Potter I, Lily Evans Potter

Pairings: James Potter I/Lily Evans (Harry Potter)

Representation: None

Story Type: Challenge Entry, Chatfic, One-Shot

FFT Groups:
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Sexual Content, Substance Abuse)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: AU, Fluff, Humor, Romance

Tropes: Friends to Lovers, Modern AU, Secret Relationships
Completed · Published: 19 Dec 2020 · Updated: 19 Dec 2020 · Words: 5143 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 3 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 43

Series: None





banner by me

 

Every day is like a battle, but every night with us is like a dream.


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): Breakups

Genre: AU, Fluff, Humor, Romance

Tropes: Friends to Lovers, Friends-with-Benefits, School, Secret Relationships
Completed · Published: 13 Aug 2020 · Updated: 18 Dec 2020 · Words: 17650 · Chapters: 15 · Reviews: 96 · Likes: 66 · Reads: 839

Series: None





banner by me

 

He mumbles something in his sleep that sounds a lot like ‘I love you,’ and Lily realises with a horrible sinking feeling that he probably thinks she’s Betty in his dreams.

 

written for clevernotbrilliant's ts8 at midnight challenge


Rating and Advisories (required): Teen Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): Breakups

Genre: Angst, Romance

Tropes: Friends to Lovers, Love Hurts, Love Triangle, Mutual Pining, Secret Relationships
Completed · Published: 21 Aug 2020 · Updated: 10 Oct 2020 · Words: 13211 · Chapters: 3 · Reviews: 11 · Likes: 7 · Reads: 1293

Series: None





banner by me

 

Every student at Hogwarts High knew that you didn't talk about Miss Evans in Mr. Potter’s class, and vice versa.

 

Nymphadora Tonks knew this too; she just didn’t particularly care.

 

written for crowsb4bros' spice up the archives challenge


Characters: James Potter I, Lily Evans Potter, Nymphadora Tonks

Pairings: James Potter I/Lily Evans (Harry Potter)

Representation: None

Story Type: Challenge Entry, One-Shot

FFT Groups:
Rating and Advisories (required): Teen Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): Bullying

Genre: AU, Fluff, Humor, Romance

Tropes: Careers, Enemies to Lovers, Love/Hate Relationships, Modern AU
Completed · Published: 01 Oct 2020 · Updated: 01 Oct 2020 · Words: 8034 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 3 · Likes: 4 · Reads: 205

Series: None





banner by me

 

 

2 bets. 10 days. Endless shenanigans.

{Brooklyn 99 meets How to Lose a Guy in 10 days}

 

written for MuggleMaybe's [Blank] Meets [Blank] challenge

2019 pogs winner for best dialogue | june 2019 sitewide story of the month


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Sexual Content, Slurs, Substance Abuse)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: AU, Humor, Romance

Tropes: Careers, Feminism, Friends to Lovers, Law/Politics
Completed · Published: 13 Apr 2019 · Updated: 07 Aug 2020 · Words: 72161 · Chapters: 11 · Reviews: 97 · Likes: 53 · Reads: 1315

Series: Pride of Gryffindor Winners, Sitewide Stories of the Month, deerly beloved





banner by me

 

Screaming and fighting and kissing in the rain,

it's 2 a.m. and I'm cursing your name

 

written for something wicked's we are never getting back together challenge


Characters: James Potter I, Lily Evans Potter

Pairings: James Potter I/Lily Evans (Harry Potter)

Representation: None

Story Type: Challenge Entry, One-Shot

FFT Groups:
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Sexual Content)

Content Warnings (optional): Breakups

Genre: Angst, AU, Romance, Smut

Tropes: Careers, Established Relationship, Love/Hate Relationships
Completed · Published: 14 Jul 2020 · Updated: 14 Jul 2020 · Words: 3763 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 4 · Likes: 2 · Reads: 83

Series: None





banner by me

 

I'll be the actress starring in your bad dreams.

 

{prequel the second to and all the pieces fall}

written for grumpy cat and sibilant's hot mess / beautiful disaster challenge


Characters: Lily Evans Potter

Pairings: None

Representation: None

Story Type: One-Shot

FFT Groups:
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Consent Issues, Sexual Content, Slurs, Substance Abuse)

Content Warnings (optional): War

Genre: AU, Dark, Drama

Tropes: None
Completed · Published: 24 Apr 2020 · Updated: 01 Jul 2020 · Words: 4607 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 6 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 78

Series: and when you get me alone it's so simple





banner by me

 

Falling for your surfing instructor probably isn't considered an 'appropriate' family vacation activity.

 

first place in lo's make maraudertimes swoon challenge
october 2020 gryffindor story of the month


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (Sexual Content)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: AU, Romance, Smut

Tropes: None
Completed · Published: 29 Jun 2020 · Updated: 29 Jun 2020 · Words: 12698 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 7 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 102

Series: deerly beloved





banner by me

 

Lily's on her second run of the day when the unthinkable happens.

 

Her first instinct is to blame Marlene, because of course her best friend had to abandon her for the black diamond runs knowing full well that Lily refuses to do anything above a blue, but the reality is that Marlene isn't the reason that the ski lift has come to a screeching halt while Lily is only a quarter of the way up the mountain.


second place in dreamshadow's trapped together challenge


Rating and Advisories (required): Teen Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: AU, Fluff, Romance

Tropes: None
Completed · Published: 13 Jun 2020 · Updated: 13 Jun 2020 · Words: 3414 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 9 · Likes: 9 · Reads: 369

Series: deerly beloved





banner by me

 

 

The paper trail between Teddy Lupin and Victoire Weasley (and occasionally Dom) from 9 July to 2 September 2017.


Characters: Dominique Weasley, Teddy Lupin, Victoire Weasley

Pairings: Teddy Lupin/Victoire Weasley (HP)

Representation: None

Story Type: Challenge Entry, One-Shot, Podfic

FFT Groups:
Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: Fluff, Humor, Romance

Tropes: Careers, Friends to Lovers, Slow Build/Slow Burn
Completed · Published: 05 Jan 2019 · Updated: 29 May 2020 · Words: 2350 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 16 · Likes: 9 · Reads: 127

Series: 2019 Collab





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What do you do when the one who means the most to you is the one who didn't show?

 

{prequel the first to and all the pieces fall}

june 2020 featured story


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): Breakups

Genre: Angst, AU

Tropes: Friendship, Origin Story
Completed · Published: 16 Apr 2020 · Updated: 12 May 2020 · Words: 3732 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 6 · Likes: 3 · Reads: 73

Series: and when you get me alone it's so simple





banner by me

 

lily evans: i’m going to kill him i’m going to kill him i’m going to kill him

lily evans: I’M GOING TO KILL HIM

lily evans: give me ONE good reason not to commit murder right now

 

james potter: you can’t fuck me if you’re in prison?

 

written for tatapb's Trope Stew Challenge

june 2020 sitewide story of the month | 2020 pogs winner for best au and runner-up for best dialogue


Rating and Advisories (required): Mature Audiences (None)

Content Warnings (optional): None

Genre: AU, Fluff, Humor, Romance

Tropes: Fake Relationship, Friends to Lovers, Friends-with-Benefits, Modern AU
Completed · Published: 03 May 2020 · Updated: 08 May 2020 · Words: 4919 · Chapters: 1 · Reviews: 13 · Likes: 7 · Reads: 178

Series: Pride of Gryffindor Winners, deerly beloved