Katherine Joy Summers (stars_inthe_sky) wrote in het_reccers,
Katherine Joy Summers
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Broadway musicals, 2 recs, Nina/Benny and Maria/Tony

Fandom: In the Heights
Pairing: Nina Rosario/Benny
Title: Change the World
Author: miramira
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/38599
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 514 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: How could you listen to a song like "Sunrise" or "When You're Home" and not hope these two crazy kids can find a way to make it work? It's true Benny and Nina have a few things working against them--not the least of which is the considerable physical separation of Washington Heights and Palo Alto--but MiraMira makes you believe they'll go the distance (literally and otherwise).

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Fandom: West Side Story
Pairing: Maria/Tony
Title: If It's Sewing, She Sews
Author: mithrigil
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2830028
Rating/Warning(s): General audiences, canonical character deaths
Word Count/WIP?: 3,121 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: Watching Maria not only put herself together but also grow up and come into her own as an adult is, in this fic, unforgettably rewarding. The language is as beautiful as the canon that inspired it, and the song referenced in the title casts the whole story in an incredibly poignant light.
Tags: fandom: in the heights, fandom: west side story, ship: maria/tony, ship: nina rosario/benny
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