Pairing: Shawnkyr Nuruodo/Jagged Fel
Fic Title: Friends No More
Rating/Warning(s): No rating given but probably PG-13, interspecies romance
Why This Must Be Read: It's a long, detailed story which shows how Jag and Shawnkyr's friendship turns into something more. There's a lot of brilliant exploration of the issues involved when two people of different species decide to get together. Inara resolves the Jag/Jaina relationship without villainising Jaina and turns the few hints about the Chiss in the books into a fully-realised culture.