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    General Fics 
Stories which primarily focus on the normal goings on of the cast.

Collateral by Zosia Rose

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A meeting between Mr. Fezziwig and Robert Cratchit turns into something much much more.

A Letter of Business by A Road Unturning

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Jacob Marley leaves London for a few weeks, and Scrooge struggles to write a letter to implore his early return.

Marley by Ryan Pfeil (link missing)

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A serialized novella focusing on Jacob Marley in the days before A Christmas Carol, primarily his life and backstory and how he came to redeem Ebenezer. The middle sections take a turn into action movie territory as someone Marley knew in life, and spurned, steals the Ghost of Christmas Present's torch in an effort to permanently stop the dead visiting the living.

Melianthus and Moschatel by Shadow Logic

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Almost a year after old Ebenezer Scrooge "went stark, raving mad", a second miracle finds its way to the lonely old businessman's hand, polishing the silver in a grand dam's townhouse.

Old Scrooge by Indigo Ziona

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A bad day for Scrooge, fighting off a relapse.

Scrooge and Marley by aptasi

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Might have turned to happiness.

Why He Needs You by Laura Schiller

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Fan's widower begins the tradition of taking his son to invite Scrooge for Christmas dinner.

Jacob - A Denouement in One Act by Kimann Schultz

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's 80 or so years after the events of A Christmas Carol, and Jacob Marley, having played the role of all three Ghosts, has no idea if what he did had any effect at all. Morosely counting coins for eternity, he's forgotten hope and is long past begging for mercy. One day, he's surprised when a visitor shows just what kind of effect his visit had upon Scrooge and the world at large.

Charwoman by rabidsamfan

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: No one lasts forever. Drabble.

Heaven's Coins by drcalvin

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Marley's haunting was all that saved Scrooge from eternal damnation. Years have passed and it is time to repay the favor.

Two things that never happened to Jacob Marley by Cinaed

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A snippet in which Marley recovers from his illness, and another where Marley and Scrooge meet again in the afterlife.

Supreme Dawn by JackieStarSister

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Six years after Scrooge's dramatic turnaround, he feels his life ebbing on Christmas Eve. He wants to have a final word with the three people closest to him. Later, they read his final testament and are astonished by the story it contains.

here we are by unexpectedrevelations

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ebenezer hasn't seen his sister in a decade; when she comes to bring him home, it is nothing short of a dazzling, horribly wonderful surprise. Oneshot.

Nobody Mourns the Wicked by KeepingUpDisappearances

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the end, Ebenezer Scrooge was not redeemed. As in the vision of the Ghost of Christmas Future, relief and even joy follows his passing. But there is one person who feels compassion and loyalty to the miser.
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    Crossover Fics 
Stories which crossover with other characters or works.

Defining Waste by Laura Schiller

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Crossover with: Bleak House
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ebenezer Scrooge may be turning over a new leaf, but even charity has its limits.

Marley by gardnerhill

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Crossover with: The Professionals and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "A Christmas story I wrote for Mystery Frank's zine The Hols of CI5 in the early 1990s. Sequel to "Wave Goodbye Already!" One Christmas Eve, William Bodie and Raymond Doyle, deceased, have spent the last few months investigating ghosts like themselves. Alongside Marty Hopkirk, they happen upon Jacob Marley, who was a real person in this timeline. Ray decides the tormented spirit needs help, but his attempts may lead to becoming ensnared himself.

To Begin With by Aubry

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Crossover with: Thursday Next
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The last time Thursday Next read A Christmas Carol she'd just buried her brother Anton in the Crimea. Now Thursday is the Bellman of the BookWorld, and something has gone terribly wrong inside Dickens's most famous festive story. It's up to Thursday to restore the ghosts to Scrooge's Christmas, and face down some of her own ghosts along the way.

    Shipping Fics 
Stories whose primary focus is on romantic or sexual relationships between the cast.

Go After Her by Sarah1281

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Pairings: Scrooge/Belle
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: He could almost hear the voice begging him to go after her. Belle was leaving and he didn't even know if she was right. Should he let her go or try to fight for her? The voice kept telling him he would regret it forever if he watched her go and suddenly he was on his feet.

In the House of Avarice by Cinaed

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Pairings: One-sided Jacob Marley/Dick Wilkins
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Greed may have been what forced Marley to walk the earth for all eternity, but he felt more bound in life to never be able to love whom he wished.
  • Tags: Angst, canonical character death, one-sided relationship, Unresolved Sexual Tension, sad ending

Witness What It Cannot Share by IncurableNecromantic

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Pairings: One-sided Jacob Marley/Ebenezer Scrooge
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: On Christmas morning, the spirits watch the rebirth of Ebenezer Scrooge; Jacob Marley closest of all.
  • Tags: Pining, unrequited love, Bittersweet Ending
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