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03 January 2017 @ 06:54 pm
Star Wars, 9 recs, Jyn Erso/Cassian Andor  
I've been to watch the film twice in the past two weeks, and have basically spent all my free time in between going through fics for Cassian/Jyn (or rebelcaptain) like air. And now I will share to drag everyone down with me. Some of my favourites so far.

Fandom: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Pairing: Jyn Erso/Cassian Andor
Title: Somewhere Slowly
Author: realitycheckbounced / noelia_g
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/9095029
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit, canon-typical violence.
Word Count/WIP?: ~12000 words, oneshot
Recced on LiveJournal By: rosaxx50 (venusmelody)

Why This Must Be Read: Cassian Andor before Rogue One, during, and after. The long way to finding home.

Guys. This is the ultimate Cassian Andor fic. It is thoughtful, intense, with a plethora of character insights, while still being fast-paced, with just the right balance of missing scenes and films before/after the film. It made me feel everything Jyn and Cassian could have been to my bones, and is everything I could have imagined our heroes (including the other main characters and supporting cast) doing post-film if... you know.

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Fandom: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Pairing: Jyn Erso/Cassian Andor
Title: Steady as she goes
Author: realitycheckbounced / noelia_g
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/8892067
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences, no warnings
Word Count/WIP?: ~3500, oneshot
Recced on LiveJournal By: rosaxx50 (venusmelody)

Why This Must Be Read: In which they all live and Jyn Erso is on a quest to fix a droid. Rogue One in the aftermath.

Funny, sharp, insightful, and lyrical at turns. It weaves together a lot of the hints we had to Jyn's past in the film to form a lovely and touching story post-film, while doing a fine job with Cassian and Jyn learning to trust one another. The cameos from Original Trilogy characters are an extra treat. It's also a companion story to the above.

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Fandom: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Pairing: Jyn Erso/Cassian Andor
Title: on the white shores of scarif
Author: jynorgana
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/8926777
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences
Word Count/WIP?: ~2600, oneshot
Recced on LiveJournal By: rosaxx50 (venusmelody)

Why This Must Be Read: In case you were wondering, this is what Jyn Erso thinks about love.

I read this and was just floored by how intuitively this author conveys the raw, intense mess that is Jyn Erso, how viscerally she makes you understand everything that's driving Jyn - love or otherwise. It's hard to get into Jyn's head, harder to make you feel it, but jynorgana has managed with a bang.

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Fandom: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Pairing: Jyn Erso/Cassian Andor
Title: A Million More Deaths
Author: starforged / starforged
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/8995900
Rating/Warning(s): Mature, sexual content
Word Count/WIP?: ~3200, oneshot
Recced on LiveJournal By: rosaxx50 (venusmelody)

Why This Must Be Read: A knock at the door.
Her knees slam shut, trapping his hand in the apex of her thighs. Her eyes go wide, and the dark, murderous look that crosses his face should not be the thing that turns her on even more.
Another knock.


Sometimes, you just need something fun and sweet to counteract the heartbreak that is... well, 80% of canon. This story is hot and funny, while also being incredibly insightful when it comes to Cassian and Jyn's issues with trust in relationships. There's something just incredibly appealing about their honesty here.

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Fandom: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Pairing: Jyn Erso/Cassian Andor
Title: The Restless Life
Author: nymja / gizkasparadise
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/9090868
Rating/Warning(s): Teen, no warnings
Word Count/WIP?: ~2800, oneshot (with a WIP sequel)
Recced on LiveJournal By: rosaxx50 (venusmelody)

Why This Must Be Read: "The universe is a small place," she muses. “Maybe we’ll find each other again in it.”
Jyn, Cassian, and their intersecting moments during the Galactic Civil War.


I could quite honestly point to any single Cassian/Jyn fic of nymja's and rec it whole-heartedly, but this one has a special place in my heart. In The Restless Life, Rogue One survives post-Scarif, but the members are separated. Cassian and Jyn only have stolen moments while avoiding their issues, which doesn't exactly work out well, and each moment here is beautiful with its longing and feeling. There is also sequel, Take Shelter, which is just as good and being regularly updated.

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Fandom: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Pairing: Jyn Erso/Cassian Andor
Title: a hundred flags flying in a field
Author: ginnyweasleys
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/8944174
Rating/Warning(s): Teen, canon character death
Word Count/WIP?: ~2800, oneshot
Recced on LiveJournal By: rosaxx50 (venusmelody)

Why This Must Be Read: So much of him is all jagged edges and war-hardened heart. She hadn’t thought there was much room for softness. (five times jyn and cassian touch.)

And sometimes, you just need something comforting and warm and sensual, with the canon heartbreak at the end too. This is a series of missing moments during the film that involve touch, how it evolves from hostile to trust to comfort, and it's beautiful.

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Fandom: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Pairing: Jyn Erso/Cassian Andor
Title: And The Next
Author: ienablu / iendrafting / mienuxbleu
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/8876083/chapters/20349655
Rating/Warning(s): Teen, character death, the pain of canon
Word Count/WIP?: 20,448, WIP
Recced on LiveJournal By: rosaxx50 (venusmelody)

Why This Must Be Read: Jyn looks to the disappearing horizon and thinks, The Force is with me, I am one with the Force. The Force is with me, I am one with the Force. The Force is strong with me, I am –
Jyn wakes up in her Wobani prison cell, panting and a scream dying in her throat.


Remember how beautiful but goddamn heartwrenching the ending to the film was? Well this story makes is many times worse and you should all read it now. This is a Groundhog Day AU where Jyn relives the film, returning to her prison cell in Wobani each time she dies, until (hopefully) everyone lives. By which I mean her relationship with everyone, particularly Cassian, is both tender, more heartbreaking, and at times funny. It's being updated frequently, and I'm eagerly anticipating each chapter.

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Fandom: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Pairing: Jyn Erso/Cassian Andor
Title: Under the Cover of Darkness
Author: plumdarling
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/9076288/chapters/20639350
Rating/Warning(s): Teen, no warnings
Word Count/WIP?: ~17000, WIP
Recced on LiveJournal By: rosaxx50 (venusmelody)

Why This Must Be Read: The one where Cassian and Jyn are both undercover as Imperial agents, with Jyn acting as Cassian's bodyguard. The catch? Jyn's working for Saw, Cassian for the Alliance, and neither knows the other is a spy.

I'm not sure what else I can add apart from that plot point, except it catches Jyn's fire just right, and Cassian's exhaustion. It's absolutely riveting.

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Fandom: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Pairing: Jyn Erso/Cassian Andor
Title: Using You // Using Me
Author: Copper_Nails (Her_Madjesty)
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/9077038
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit; sexual content
Word Count/WIP?: ~1500 words, oneshot
Recced on LiveJournal By: rosaxx50 (venusmelody)

Why This Must Be Read: They don’t touch on purpose. Every brush of skin is accidental.

In which Cassian and Jyn let off steam post-film, by having competitions, and it is scorching hot with understated feelings. Guh.



There's a ton more fic I haven't read yet - this is an active, talented fandom, with long fics I haven't had time to read, and this only covers what I've seen on AO3.
 
 
 
Sweet: FRINGE: Team Fringe - Walter/Astrid/Petesugangel7 on January 4th, 2017 09:39 pm (UTC)
Read almost all of these. Love The Restless Life plus its sequel.

Also really enjoying the undercover spies AU.

Thanks for all these recs!
Rosa | ¯\(ºдಠ)/¯rosaxx50 on January 5th, 2017 05:33 am (UTC)
Hah, I think some of them might have been read by the entire fandom already, but for the people who are new and haven't looked...
Sweet: FRINGE: P/O - car talksugangel7 on January 5th, 2017 12:32 pm (UTC)
Hah, I meant I read almost all of your recs.

I was new and had not looked - wanted a good starting place. ;)
zantedeshazantedesha on January 7th, 2017 11:45 pm (UTC)
I'm new too and have only dipped my toes into the pool of Jyn/Cassian fics. So thank you from the bottom of my heart! :)
Rosa | ¯\(ºдಠ)/¯rosaxx50 on January 8th, 2017 04:43 am (UTC)
Enjoy! Fall down the rabbit hole with all of us!