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Braces, Buckets and Boys by Avon7
This offers a very cute look at how Ivan and Miles might have met as very small children. I don't find the notion that they hadn't met before convincing, but that didn't mean that I couldn't enjoy the story. (Added 31 July 2006)

Civilization by Rhyo
Shortly after meeting Cordelia, Aral knows that she carries civilization with her.
(Added 1 Jan. 2005)

Coming Home by Royce Day
After Aral's death, Cordelia leaves Barrayar to return to Beta. There's a dignity to this that's suited to the subject and a nice symmetry to how the events play out. (Added 20 April 2006)

The Councils of Despair by Parhelion
Simon Ilyan tries to keep retired admiral Vorkosigan from destroying himself in the aftermath of the Escobar campaign.
(Added 1 Jan. 2005)

Creeping Ambition by Mara Greengrass
Vorkosigan Universe/Firefly. A strange ship picks up Ivan's escape pod, and he has to adapt in order to survive. The Ivan voice is excellently funny. (Added 6 November 2005)

A Deeper Season by Eolian Beck and Stacy
This is Vorkosigan slash. I was hesitant about this story because I very much like the canonical relationships, but the authors made me believe Gregor/Miles as, at least, an AU possibility. Laisa appears not to exist in this universe. After events in Memory, Gregor declares himself to Miles, and Miles has to decide if he can deal with the repercussions, personal, political and social. (Added 15 January 2006)

A Diversion by Grey Bard
Captain Thorne and Admiral Naismith accept a simple courier job to fill in time between other tasks.
(Added 1 Jan. 2005)

Diversionary Tactics by misura
What are Byerly and Lord Dono really after when they set Ivan up for a blind date? (Added 20 Jan. 2005)

Ekphugion by Shaye
Vorkosigan Universe/Battlestar Galactica. A ragtag fleet suddenly appears near Sergyar. The local government is understandably surprised. Matters progress from there. (Added 6 November 2005)

Fairy Dust by Jedishampoo
Laisa spends some time alone with her betrothed and gets a lesson in the reasons for all the oppressive security. (Added 31 July 2006)

A Fine and Glittery Mess by insptr_penguin
Ivan finds himself in an embarrassing situation.
(Added 1 Jan. 2005)

First Things First by litalex
Three firsts in Miles' life. They're all exactly right. (Added 31 July 2006)

Fluidity by sahiya
Ivan does not enjoy being confused, and he doesn't want to be at Dono and Olivia's wedding. (Added 31 July 2006)

Green Silk Rooms by minor ramblings
This story offers another Betan's view of Cordelia's problems after the war. (Added 31 July 2006)

Intimations of Maturity by kassia06
Ivan talks Miles into a double date. (Added 31 July 2006)

Lies by Mama Deb
Taura's had more time than she ever expected, and she still doesn't quite believe him when he says she's beautiful. (Added 20 April 2006)

Little Bit by quietann
Gregor courts Laisa very, very carefully. See also the immediate sequel, "Political Lessons." Both are sweet and quite short. (Added 31 July 2006)

Lost by Blaise
Illyan finds himself imprisoned in a medical interrogation facility. (Added 20 April 2006)

A Man About Town by hossgal
Byerley drinks coffee the morning after an unpleasant incident and hopes for better things. (Added 31 July 2006)

Marks and Scars by Erica H. Smith
Harry Potter/Vorkosigan. Lord Mark finds himself temporarily in the company of Severus Snape, and they talk. Believe it or not, the story really works! (Also, believe it or not, my husband found this one and recommended it to me. Usually, fan fiction scares him.) There are two sequel stories. (Added 28 April 2004)

My Heart and My Honour pt.1 by jediowl
Jediowl wrote two missing scenes from The Vor Game. The first is Gregor's confrontation with Aral aboard the Prince Serg. Part 2 is Gregor's talk with Cordelia about his parents. (Added 8 June 2006)

Night Visit by Josan
Cordelia visits her family towards the end of Mirror Dance. There are several stories in this sequence. The next is "Friends in Strange Places," followed by "Mark in the Night." To get the rest, just go forward through the author's LJ. (Added 31 July 2006)

Project Goldfish by Jeff Melcher
Miles uses a small mystery to entertain himself at a dinner party that's not going the way he planned. That small mystery leads him to a bigger mystery. (Added 20 April 2006)

The Proposal by Josan
Gregor proposes to Laisa. Very sweet. (Added 3 Oct. 2006)

Recollection and Recovery by philomytha
Simon and Alys meet unexpectedly in a missing scene from Memory. (Added 31 July 2006)

Shopping by Flora
Right after arriving on Barrayar, Cordelia goes shopping for new clothes. (Added 31 July 2006)

Significant by lightgetsin
This is Ivan's life before and after "A Deeper Season," told in little snippets starting when he's five. It will make little sense if you haven't read that fic. I very much like the Ivan I see here. (Added 3 Oct. 2006)

Spelunking by glishara
During his childhood, Miles leads Ivan and Elena in exploring a cave. This has just the right hints that it's a miracle any of them survived to adulthood. (Added 20 April 2006)

Sympathy for the Devil by kilerkki
This offers a glimpse of Duv Galeni's life during the Komarran Revolt. (Added 31 July 2006)

The Talent of Imhose by Shusu
Miles sends Ivan off on an unofficial mission to find out why Admiral Quinn has disappeared. The story addresses various loose ends from the series. My main hesitation in rec'ing this is that parts of it feel not quite complete, as if the author needed more time and space to write the story properly. It still reads well. (Added 15 January 2006)

The Taura-Tara Nexus by keswindhover
Buffy/Vorkosigan. Taura is near to death and looking for help. Her request for a spirit guide summons a surprised Tara to her side. Explicit f/f and death. (Added 2 Dec. 2006)

Venture Capital by altariel1
Being Empress means that Laisa can't help Mark's business ventures directly. (Added 31 July 2006)

Wrappings by SJ Kasabi
Bel Thorne's thoughts on Admiral Naismith.
(Added 1 Jan. 2005)

You Believed Me by quietann
This fic expands on a comment in A Civil Campaign-- Dono said that Byerley was the only one who had believed it when young Lady Donna told people that Richars had attempted to rape her. This story looks at the aftermath of that assault. (Added 31 July 2006)

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