I’m going to preface these with a sort of catch all warning that since these fall under the BDSM umbrella, there’s are many instances of dub-con, orgasm denial, rough/violent sex, and various kinky shit (including some incest). Individual links should direct you to more specific warnings for each fic.Here At The Right Time
. (Bandom: Brendon Urie / Spencer Smith, NC-17, 52k) Boys, trying to figure out what gets them off.
This fic is probably my single most favourite D/s fic in existence. Trust sunsetmog
to win me over so thoroughly with D/s, just like she did with Brencer. I love everything about this—the awkward beginning of their relationship, the casualness with which they begin their foray into D/s, and how perfectly in character it remains, throughout the entire fic. They aren’t perfect sex gods, they stumble a little blindly, and they mess up from time to time. Even though there were parts where I grew uncomfortable, I stuck with and I’m so, so glad I did, because the payoff was well worth it. Also, features Dom!Brendon, which is really what caught my attention in the first place.All We Fear is All that Can Save Us
. (Bandom: Brendon/Ryan, NC-17). Post-divorce, Brendon and Ryan seriously fail at healthy communication.
Oh my god. I’m not even sure where to start with this one. I came into bandom a Ryden shipper, but even before the divorce I was going the way of Brencer. I can’t really say what got me to read this (except maybe Dom!Brendon, are you seeing a trend here?) but am I ever glad I did. If there was a fic that could get me back on the Ryden ship, it’s this one. These two are so fucked up it’s glorious. I like that the sex doesn’t fix everything, and how addicted to each other they are, and how they can’t face up to the truth. Also, this is maybe one of the hottest things I’ve ever read, and I don’t even really *dig* BDSM. Oh, and the ending was just wonderful and filled with hope.So Let’s Talk Shop
. (Bandom: Ryan/Spencer, Jon/Ryan/Spencer, P!atD GSF, Spencer/Brendon, Jon/Ryan, NC-17). Spencer’s never been able to say no to Ryan Ross.
Now, normally I’m not about sub!Brendon, but his vulnerability worked perfectly for this fic. Part of what makes it such a great fic is what makes it difficult to read, too. It’s all predicated on Spencer’s inability to say no to Ryan, and all the heart-breaking complications that arise when that leads to a D/s relationship between them. What’s really fascinating is that, while Spencer goes through the motions of being submissive, he never actually is (at least in my reading of it). If for no other reason, this fic should be read just to get an honest, knowledgeable pov on how BDSM can go wrong. Of course, there are plenty of other awesome things about it, from the characterisation to the other bandom background pairings, and the lovely, vanilla-flavoured ending.Push
. (Bandom: Spencer/Brendon, NC-17, 1600).
Though this is specifically written as an obedience kink, I think it still fits nicely in the D/s category, especially because I can see it going that way in the future. In this they’re both adorably faily, which leads to hot, hot sex.Tell me to stop
. (Bandom: Spencer/Brendon, NC-17). Spencer needs to be in control in a relationship; Ryan introduces him to Brendon.
Sort of the quintessential bandom D/s in my mind, and the first one I read by quite a lot. airgiodslv
is great at writing interesting and realistic relationships, and her characterisation feels very true to life. It’s another instance of show the evolution of D/s as Spencer learns his way around it, what works and what doesn’t, and where lines should be drawn. Hey Pretty (don’t you want to) by disarm_d. (Bandom: Brendon/Spencer/Shane, NC-17, 17k). Brendon and Shane, vampire boyfriends, take on Spencer as their pet. Shenanigans ensue.
Okay, I’m not sure this really counts—there are definite BDSM themes about this, though, and I love it like burning. I guess, ostensibly, it’s crack, but I don’t know, it just struck a chord deep in me. Brendon and Shane are so sinister and scary and fucking crazy, and their psychological torture of Spencer is horribly wonderful. It’s really fascinating to watch the way Spencer’s personality changes, and the Stockholm syndrome-esque development of their relationship. I want so much more of this universe, please.
Cinderella, she seems so easy
. (Bandom: Gerard/Mikey, NC-17, 9k+).
As if the incest isn’t kinky enough, this fic hits a lot of my other buttons, including cross-dressing and possessiveness. While it isn’t straight out D/s, there are definite tones of it in Gerard and Mikey’s interactions—particularly in Mikey’s characterisation while he’s trying to figure out what he wants and how to get what he wants. It might not be explicitly said, but his blind love of his brother leads to his general submissiveness in their relationship. Eyes Only
. (Bandom: Brendon/Spencer, NC-17, 2k+).
Short and sweet, and also with public sex. Spencer Smith is one sexy bastard in this, even if he’s kind of a pushy asshole. The Games People Play
(Sequel to Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for
and It’s never easy, being the one in the middle
) by be_a_rebel
. (White Collar: Neal/Peter/El and all variations thereof, NC-17, ~5k). AU series where Neal and Peter are half-brothers and part of a powerful criminal family/empire.
Though the first two don’t really get much into the D/s aspect of things, it’s there in little throw away lines about what gets Neal off, and how their relationship works. There’s a lot of possession, pushing of limits, orgasm denial and more—most often directed towards Neal by El and Peter, but occasionally going the other way. Though it isn’t always explicit, it is clear that Neal is pushing Peter’s buttons intentionally, in hopes of being called on it, and punished. Delicious. (also check out the companion piece linked at the end of the third fic, from Peter’s POV) Orgami for Beginners
. (Jonas: Nick/Joe, NC-17, 14k+).
I think another of my kinks might be showing *sigh*. This is what I sort of think of as the softer, sweeter side of D/s. It’s a nice change from the Joe taking care of Nick fics to see Nick making all these little choices for Joe, and what it means to their relationship. Who knew I had a thing for Nick picking out Joe’s clothing—but it’s very subtle, and I like that a lot. And when Nick starts pushing the boundaries, before he’s fully realised what’s going on, god, it’s fucking hot.