super_tricie341 (super_tricie341) wrote in het_reccers,

Critical Role, 4 recs, Vex'ahlia/Percy

The latest fandom I've fallen into has been Critical Role, which is a webseries/weekly livestream of a group of voice actors playing Dungeons & Dragons. It is fantastically nerdy, surprisingly entertaining, and someone needs to join me in this fandom RIGHT NOW. And because this is me, I've somehow become obsessed with the one popular het pairing that isn't even really canon. What can I say? The Percy/Vex writers brought their A-game and now I pass their genius onto you.

Fandom: Critical Role
Pairings: Vex'ahlia/Percival Fredrickstein Von Musel Klossowski de Rolo III (but we just call him Percy)
Title: of dreams, those frigid things series
Author: Griftings
Rating/Warning(s): Starts at M, latest story is rated E. Warning for spoilers about That Terrible Thing that happened in Ep 44 which Percy is responsible for and leads to delicious angst
Word Count/WIP?: 43,805/The series is ongoing, but each story is complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 7 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Griftings has such a way with words and this is a beautifully written set of stories that explores an alternate way the consequences of That Terrible Thing that happened could play out, especially with regard to the way it would affect Percy and Vex's relationship. The character voices are pitch-perfect, the progression of their relationship is so wonderfully built up, and by the time it reaches its fever point in the latest story??? AS;LDKAF;SDADS; EXCUSE ME, I WILL BE IN MY BUNK. (I am going to think about that smut scene FOREVER, I stg.) Definitely check out the other stories this author has written. They're mostly WIPs which is why I haven't included them in this post but they're all FAB.

Title: The Wise Man's Tree
Author: CurrieBelle
Rating/Warning(s): T, background slash pairing of Shawn Gilmore/Vax'ildan
Word Count/WIP?: 48,864/Yes
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 8 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: This is a Victorian Gothic AU and I am obsessed. It is such an atmospheric read and the mystery is so engrossing and I am dying to find out what happens next. I'm really enjoying the way the author is bringing in the characters and the interplay between Vex and Percy is fascinating, frustrating, and delightful.

Title: do you still believe in love i wonder series
Author: mischief7manager
Rating/Warning(s): G-T, also features the Keyleth/Vax'ildan pairing
Word Count/WIP?: 9904/The series is ongoing, but each story is complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 9 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: This is an adorable Modern!AU, which begins with Vex dragging Percy with her as she spies on her brother's date with Keyleth. I am suuuuuch a sucker for stories where the poor guy has been pining after a girl forever while she was completely oblivious, utterly convinced that she could never see him that way until the penny finally drops for her and he can't hide anymore!! SO GOOD.

Title: Worse things have happened at 3am
Author: thevaliantdust
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 1985/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 10 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: This was written for the prompt: “You broke into my apartment drunk thinking it was your friend’s house and I should call the cops but my cat dog kinda likes you so we’re good”. Percy accidentally breaks into Vex's apartment, ADORABLENESS ENSUES.

Mods, can I get fandom and pairing tags please? You can probably just tag Percy as Percival de Rolo III to make things easier. Possibly a Keyleth/Vax'ildan tag? Up to you, it's a fairly minor pairing but it's there.
Tags: fandom: critical role, ship: vex'ahlia/percy de rolo, special reccer: super_tricie341

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