Pairing: Mary Shannon/Marshall Mann
Title: Just 'Cause You're Raising the Bet
Link: Just 'Cause You're Raising the Bet
Word Count/WIP?: About 2,600 words (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: gwynevere1
Why This Must Be Read: First, it's a "five things" fanfic, and this one, as the author's summary puts it, is "Five times Mary kinda, sort of, almost jumped her partner (and the one time he jumped her)." I adore that Marshall knows the silly superstition about making a wish when you find an eyelash--and that Mary thinks he's crazy for doing something so frivolous and impractical (but he gets her to do it, anyway). I like that Marshall doesn't want to be Mary's rebound guy. Most of all, I love how this fic shows that they know each other's flaws and don't put each other on pedestals but still love each other, anyway.