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This is it! This is my last post for the month! As a retrospective, here's a summary of a conversation I had with blithers back in March:

Me: soooo...what's the most a special reccer has recced in a month? Asking for a friend >.>
blithers: Hmmm, let me check!
blithers: Oh wow, I think it's 100!
Me: ....JESUS. well ok, I'm not going to be able to beat that, I don't think

Fast forward to now: AH HAHAHAHA, I worried for nothing! XD Let this be an object lesson to myself--Self, never underestimate your utter inability to moderate yourself and your ambition to win even when there's nothing to win. Thanks to everyone for sticking around while I flooded the comm with recs. And ALL THE GRATITUDE to the mods for staying on top of tagging duty. I ADDED A LOT OF TAGS, I'M SORRY. It's been a blast y'all. HAPPY READING!

Fandom: MCU
Pairing: Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers
Title: Through Dangers Untold and Hardships Unnumbered series
Author: indiefic
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/370472
Rating/Warning(s): Main story is rated E, side story is rated G
Word Count/WIP?: 101,435/Main story is complete, series may be ongoing depending on the author's muse
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 247 of 265

Why This Must Be Read: An AU where Peggy got captured and experimented on during the war. After Steve goes down in the ice, she finds out she's pregnant but gives the baby, a girl named Sharon, up for adoption to protect her from those who would want to study and experiment on Steve Rogers' child. As a result of the experimentation done on her, Peggy doesn't age, and eventually fakes her death when she can no longer hide her youth with makeup. In the modern day, Steve and Peggy eventually reunite, but after all these years, all the things she's had to do, and all she's suffered, Peggy isn't the same person she used to be. Steve and Peggy have to figure out if they can be together again in the present and at the same time, figure out their relationship with their daughter. This story is AMAZING. Indie has been such a gift to the Peggy/Steve community and she's written so many amazing AUs, but this one is hands down my favorite. She writes Peggy and Steve with so much humanity, flaws and all.

Title: The Captain America Adventure Hour series
Author: NyxEtoile & OlivesAwl
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/253021
Rating/Warning(s): M, also includes a Female OC/Bucky Barnes pairing
Word Count/WIP?: 73,439/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 248 of 265

Why This Must Be Read: An AU in which everyone survives the war, including Bucky, who was assisted by a female scientist being forced to work for the Red Skull against her will. This covers the end of CA:TFA up through season 1 of Agent Carter, and reimagines these stories with Steve and Bucky. I love these authors and their writing is always A+++. I love the way they've managed to make the plot of Agent Carter work with Steve and Bucky surviving the war, and crafting a believable conflict for Peggy and Steve. This series is everything I ever wanted for them. (Also the female OC is FABULOUS and so is her romance with Bucky. Don't let that scare you off).

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Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Steve Rogers
Title: What was lost has now been found
Author: InitialA
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6770353
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 1408/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 260 of 265

Why This Must Be Read: This is a BEAUTIFUL Cap3 coda. While Steve is hiding out in Wakanda, he gets a phone call from Natasha. It's not overtly shippy, but it's filled with all the gentle affection and deep trust that characterizes their relationship and basically, I just want to die a lot because it's everything I love about them.

Title: A Small Wager
Author: spanglecap
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3732772
Rating/Warning(s): M
Word Count/WIP?: 4298/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 261 of 265

Why This Must Be Read: Natasha proposes a bet to see who can go without sex the longest. But just because they're not supposed to be having sex with each other, doesn't mean they can't tease... This was playful and very hot!

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Pairing: Wanda Maximoff/Steve Rogers
Title: At First A Dream
Author: Miko
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4928578
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 7471/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 264 of 265

Why This Must Be Read: Wanda can't help but pick up on people's thoughts sometimes, and for a while now, she's been picking up on Steve's fantasies about her. In person, he is never anything but polite and respectful, but Wanda decides she's done waiting for him to do something about it. This was so. effing. hot. Nnnnnnnngh, I'll be in my bunk!

Title: I will not say 'do not weep'
Author: Jadzia_Bear
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3899593
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 1295/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 265 of 265

Why This Must Be Read: Steve takes care of Wanda post-AoU. This was bittersweet and lovely.
Current Music: I Came To Win- Rihanna
30 June 2016 @ 07:00 pm
WOW. Please join me in giving a huge round of applause for super_tricie341, who posted an astonishing 246 265 recs this month, setting a new reccing record and delighting all of us with a ton of awesome new stuff to read. Amazing job!!

Next up, please welcome lanalucy as our special reccer for July!

As always, if you're interested in being a special reccer, you can find more details here, and then sign up (on LJ) by leaving a comment on this post, or (on Tumblr) by sending a message to our ask box.
30 June 2016 @ 01:09 am
More mini-manifesto time?? So I've been wanting to write a manifesto for this pairing for like....2 years. >.> But I also recognize that I am the absolutely LEAST qualified person to do this, seeing as I haven't read a single word of the books, and the most I've seen of the show is cuts from Youtube and gifsets on Tumblr. But as is the story of my life, I read one fic and then lost a couple of weeks of my life reading all the rest of the fic. Jon/Sansa writers brought their A-game, man!

And then!!!! Season 6 of "Game of Thrones" happened!!! And Jon and Sansa were finally reunited!!!! And hugged!! And supported and argued with each other as they plotted and battled to take back Winterfell!!! And had inappropriate chemistry with each other!!! So much so that several reviewers and entertainment websites are wondering: is Jon/Sansa going to be A Thing????

Will the show go there?? Who knows?? But Jon/Sansa fans have been sailing this ship for 8 years or so now and will continue to do so no matter what happens in canon. But it's been glorious (even to yours truly, the most casual of fans) to see all this Jon/Sansa canon interaction and the excitement of the Jon/Sansa fandom. :D

So why ship Jon/Sansa? Why could they potentially be canon? One incredibly prescient fan wrote a (book-only) meta-piece back in 2013 here which makes a very thoughtful and compelling case for the pairing. Other fans have also noted the parallels between Ned/Catelyn and Jon/Sansa. These are all excellent thoughts! But also people ship them because they want nice things for Sansa and Jon and they're pretty together :P

So onto the recs! These are all book-based since I pulled them from my AO3 history and season 6 hadn't happened yet when I was at the height of my obsession, but undoubtedly more fic has been produced recently. I just haven't had the chance to read it yet :P

Fandom: A Song of Ice and Fire
Pairing: Sansa Stark/Jon Snow
Title: A Winter's Tale
Author: just_a_dram
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/360410/chapters/584460
Rating/Warning(s): M
Word Count/WIP?: 95,971/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 229 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Oh man, this is THE Jon/Sansa fic, the can-this-be-canon?-it-FEELS-like-canon fic. It is 96K of glorious slow burn and poorly suppressed yearning and it's just. SO MUCH. It also makes the best case for Jon as King, and shows how much Jon needs and relies on Sansa's skill for politicking and winning people to their side. IT'S SO GOOD YOU GUYS. YOU NEED IT IN YOUR LIFE.

Title: heavenly creatures
Author: honey_wheeler
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/410315
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 7915/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 230 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: This is the fic that sucked me into this fandom. After all the terrible men she's had to deal with in her life, Sansa is understandably skittish in bed, no matter how gentle or careful Jon tries to be. To make her comfortable, he offers to let her do whatever she wants to him while he's tied to the bed. And since he can't use his hands, he uses his words to tell her how much he wants her and what he would do to her if he were untied. THIS IS SO UNBELIEVABLY HOT. Everything honey_wheeler writes is amazing and you should read them all.

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28 June 2016 @ 08:29 pm
I haven't watched season 2 of Daredevil, because based on everything my friends have told me about it, I would hate it and be very frustrated. BUT my dash was very into the Karen/Frank pairing and they dragged me into this ship (but to be fair, I didn't fight it very hard).

Fandom: Daredevil
Pairing: Karen Page/Frank Castle
Title: Better Natures
Author: etirabys
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6471604/chapters/14813602
Rating/Warning(s): E, Heed tags for warnings
Word Count/WIP?: 37,582/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 218 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: I started reading this entirely because I saw the dialogue quoted in the summary and went THIS IS MY JAM, PUT THIS IN MY EYEBALLS. It wasn't until I was partway through the first chapter that I realized this was a zombie apocalypse story??? What you have to know about me is that I am a complete and utter weenie about zombies. CAN'T DO 'EM, NOPE NOPE NOPE. But at this point I was INVESTED and I kept on reading because the writing was that good. It turns out, this is exactly my kind of zombie apocalypse story because it doesn't involve excessive gore and characters dropping like flies left and right. Above anything, it's a Karen-centric character study. It's also a really cool examination of what exactly it would take to survive a zombie apocalypse--the kinds of skills you would need, the kind of governance you'd need, the kind of economies that might develop as a result. And the Karen/Frank romance, OMG. So Frank gets Karen out of NYC as soon as he gets a hint about the upcoming zombie outbreak and the two of them hole up in safety, and eventually found a settlement of survivors. People assume that they're married and start calling Frank "Mr. Page" and they just go along with it, but while they're basically married in every respect, they've never admitted any romantic feelings nor do they have any kind of physical relationship. And then one day, a newcomer to their settlement recognizes Frank as The Punisher and Karen has to fight to keep the settlers from kicking Frank out, which is also the catalyst for her to admit her feelings. This story is a-fucking-mazing and you need it in your life.

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Title: Heaven Sent the Saints Down (Hell Sent Them Up)
Author: Ambrosia
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6299413/chapters/14435479
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 17,043/Marked complete, but the author has gotten inspired and added additional chapters, so it may get updated again in the future!
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 219 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Karen's apartment has apparently become The Punisher's second base. I just. *clutches face* There's so much yearning and desperate makeouts and it's all. So much. ;___;

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So...I said a while ago that I would do a Georgette Heyer manifesto. >.> But I mean, you could consider a lot of the posts I've made this month mini manifestos?? Right? Yes? So Georgette Heyer mini manifesto, let's go!! Georgette Heyer essentially invented the Regency romance genre (see her wiki). Some of her books are straight romances, others are set in the Regency era but are detective/mystery novels as well as romances. All of them are straight up delightful. Heyer was meticulous in her research and her books are incredibly detailed and as historically accurate as possible. She had a healthy sense of the ridiculous and if you enjoy whimsy, comedy, witty repartee, and wacky hijinks/shenanigans, Georgette Heyer is the author for you.

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Oh boy, okay. Mods, I need fandom tags for The Corinthian, Arabella, The Unknown Ajax, The Masqueraders, The Talisman Ring, and Black Sheep. I need relationship tags for Penelope Creed/Richard Wyndham, Arabella Tallant/Robert Beaumaris, Anthea Daracott/Hugh Daracott, Prudence Tremaine/Anthony Fanshawe, Sarah Thane/Tristram Shield, Eustacie de Vauban/Ludovic Lavenham, and Abigail Wendover/Miles Caverleigh. Sorry, thank you!!
27 June 2016 @ 02:43 pm
Fandom: Pirates of the Caribbean
Pairing: Elizabeth Swann/William Turner
Title: Four Hundred Years
Author: thegranddewru
Link: http://thegranddewru.livejournal.com/100622.html
Rating/Warning(s): R
Word Count/WIP?: 2,863 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: As the author says, "This fic takes that whole 'forever' thing very seriously" post-At World's End, as it follows Will in his search to reconnect with Elizabeth on the one day he gets on land. And I take this fic very seriously, because it's quite honestly haunted me for years, such that I've gone back to reread it over and over. It's that good.
Current Mood: productive
Current Music: "Solider" by Ingrid Michaelson
26 June 2016 @ 09:37 pm
Fandom: Sleepy Hollow
Pairing: Abbie Mills/Ichabod Crane
Title: All Dolled Up
Author: scifisis
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2566826
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 9291/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 201 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: It's Halloween and Ichabod is Very Appreciative of Abbie's costume. Very. Oh man does this author know how to build the sexual tension and the smut is so so so hot. Unf.

Title: Can't Pin You Down
Author: iamtheenemy
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2806139
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 7820/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 202 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Abbie and Ichabod pretend to be married on an undercover mission. At a bowling alley. Because couples have been going missing on couples' bowling night. This is exactly as much fun as you think it is.

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Fandom: Agents of SHIELD
Pairing: Jemma Simmons/Antoine Triplett
Title: In A Dangerous Time
Author: thinlizzy2
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1485901/chapters/3262427
Rating/Warning(s): M, warnings for graphic depictions of violence
Word Count/WIP?: 6406/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 190 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: This was written post episode 1x18 and goes vastly AU. After finding out about HYDRA, Jemma and Trip leave Providence and set up their own base and SHIELD resistance team to fight HYDRA. This is above all a Jemma fic, and I love the development she gets. I adore her relationship with Trip, their love and commitment to each other and how rock solid their partnership is.

Title: No Promises No Demands
Author: ambiguously
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1539452
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 1802/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 191 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Jemma and Trip find some time alone in between disasters after HYDRA is revealed. This was sexy and just a bit naughty and the character voices are on-point.

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Pairing: Skye/Antoine Triplett
Title: Pieces Scattered Everywhere
Author: Lavendergaia
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4016200
Rating/Warning(s): M
Word Count/WIP?: 10,163/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 195 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: 5 people who found out about Skye and Trip and one person who didn't. *mushes face* I love Skye and Trip's relationship so muuuuuuuch, especially the way Trip seems to intuitively understand what Skye needs to hear. And I also love the way this story explores Skye's relationship with each of the people who find out about her and Trip.

Title: legacy babies
Author: fartherfaster
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3456899
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 2034/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 196 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Fix it fic where Trip doesn't die. This was everything I needed. ;__;

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Mods, may I have a Jemma Simmons/Antoine Triplett tag?
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Pairing: Girl!Jack Eichel/Connor McDavid, Girl!Carey Price/PK Subban, Girl!Seth Jones/Roman Josi, Girl!Ryan Nugent/Taylor Hall/Jordan Eberle, Girl!Dylan Strome/Mitch Marner, Girl!Tyler Seguin/Jamie Benn
Title: my head's not bowed series
Author: wonthetrade
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/380548
Rating/Warning(s): rated T-E
Word Count/WIP?: 149,785/Each story is complete but the series is ongoing
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 171 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: This is my favorite Rule 63 hockey RPF series right now. I love how each romance has its own unique flavor and the authors do a fantastic job of making each lady her own person with her own struggles and her own approach/impact on the game. No interchangeable women here! My other favorite thing about this series is the way the women support each other no matter what, despite team rivalries.

Pairing: Girl!Roman Josi/Shea Weber
Title: sweet like tennessee honey
Author: nighimpossible
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6017821
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 23,220/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 172 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Ugh, this story is so good. Roman and Shea don't start off on the best of terms, but they gradually become friends, partners, and something more. Also, there is FAKE DATING. And also delicious smut.

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Pairing: Original Character/Tyler Brown
Title: When It's Right
Author: rsadelle
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2148636
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 31,799/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 183 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Kelsey and Tyler are both not looking to date, but their best friends are dating and if they happen to hook up whenever they run into each other, that's their business. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this! I really liked the OC, really liked the way Tyler was written, and I'm a sucker for Unexpected Romantic Feelings.

Pairing: Amanda Kessel/Sidney Crosby
Title: neon tulips
Author: ladyalysv
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4935829
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 4803/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 184 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: When Amanda has to take time off from hockey due to her concussion, her brother, Phil, gives her the number of a friend of his who knows what it's like to have to deal with her situation. She and Concussion Guy text for months and start getting close...until she finally finds out that Concussion Guy?? Is Sidney Crosby. This was sweet and funny!

Pairing: Amanda Kessel/Sidney Crosby
Title: these currents pull us 'cross the border
Author: theladyscribe
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5333969
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 4390/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 185 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: When Phil gets traded to the Penguins, Amanda comes along for a while to help him househunt. What she didn't realize is that they were going to be staying with Sidney Crosby while they did it. I liked the careful friendship they built, and the chirping, and then the gradual progression towards romance.

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Pairing: Kristen Stewart/Jonathan Toews
Title: Romeo and Juliet series
Author: cherryvanilla
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/60455
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 43,786/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 189 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: I don't think these 2 even know each other, but the author has written about 2 dozen or so stories for this pairing and they're all???? SO TROPETASTIC AND GOOD?? This is my favorite series of the stories the author has written. Kristen and Johnny end up drunk and Vegas-married and word gets out before they can get it quietly annulled. Their agents suggest they stay married for a while for publicity reasons and then divorce later. The last thing they expected was to fall in love and want to stay married. UGH GUYS. THIS IS THE BEST OF THE FAKE DATING TROPE. FEELINGS!! AND MUTUALLY OBLIVIOUS PINING!!! AND INCREDIBLY HOT SMUT!! AND THEN THEY STAY MARRIED AND START A FAMILY AND IT'S ALL JUST. SO MUCH.

Mods, can I have a tag for Kristen Stewart/Jonathan Toews?
25 June 2016 @ 01:05 am
Fandom: Dragon Age
Pairing: Merrill/Varric Tethras
Title: Deflowering Daisy
Author: Shadowfire_RavenPheonix
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3338174/chapters/7300610
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 32,570/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 167 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Merrill's friends are all shacking up with each other and with Maiden's Eve approaching, she just wants to know what all the fuss is about sex! The only person she knows who could teach her is Varric. This is fun and ohhhh man is there a lot of smut. And for anyone who's ever experienced and remembers that anxiety about being a virgin, the feelings very definitely hit close to home.

Pairing: Josephine Montilyet/Blackwall, also background Cassandra Pentaghast/Male Trevelyan and Iron Bull/Dorian Pavus
Title: Brief, Brilliant Miracles series
Author: DinosaurTheology
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/242140
Rating/Warning(s): rated G-M
Word Count/WIP?: 112,448/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 168 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: The Josephine/Blackwall romance is so sweet but it's so hard to find fic for them where they're the main focus of the story and not just a background pairing. So imagine my delight when I found a multi-part series with hundreds of thousands of words that devotes the majority of its screentime to them and fleshes out their characters, families and romance. This author is doing the Lord's work.

Pairing: Inquisitor/Abelas, past Inquisitor/Solas
Title: The Long Pursuit
Author: tinyfierce
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4032418/chapters/9067387
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 34,096/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 169 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: The Inquisitor and Abelas keep running into each other in the Fade at night when they sleep, both trying to track a wolf who stalks the Fade. Abelas teaches the Inquisitor how to track, as well as teaching her more about her Elven heritage. In turn, the Inquisitor convinces him to join her people at Skyhold, and Abelas learns how to make connections again, both platonic, romantic, and something far more carnal. This is a super obscure pairing, but the best authors can make even the most unusual pairings work and that is absolutely the case here. I love how the author brings Abelas to life. His interactions with the rest of the ensemble are a delight and the way his relationship with the Inquisitor gradually deepens is lovely and feels natural, without discounting the recent dissolution of her relationship with Solas.

Pairing: Hawke/Rylen
Title: Oasis in the Desert
Author: RedHawkeRevolver
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5562535/chapters/12829042
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 10,367/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 170 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Hawke spends a few weeks stuck at Griffon Wing while in the Western Approach, and gets to know and fall in love with Rylen. Again, the author does a great job with fleshing out a minor character and crafting a believable romance for an unusual pairing.

Mods, I need ALL THE PAIRING TAGS. Merrill/Varric Tethras, Josephine Montilyet/Blackwall, Inquisitor/Abelas, and Hawke/Rylen.