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Shipper's Manifesto: Lincoln & Sara from Prison Break

Fandom: Prison Break
Pairing: Lincoln Burrows/Sara Tancredi


Blurb: Prison Break ended last year after four seasons, so everything I say here is spoilery if you haven't seen the whole series. In the first season, the 'ship dynamic is set up quite tellingly--there are two primary ships: Lincoln/Veronica and Michael/Sara. During the summer hiatus between S1 and S2, I found myself writing a backstory for the L/V 'ship, and gave them a rich history. I was madly in love with this pairing (and the character of Lincoln), and found the few stories in the fandom that paired Linc and Sara to be virtual blasphemies against my OTP. Then in episode 2x01, TPTB killed Veronica. From my devastation, a cathartic fanfic spawned, and a deep and abiding love arose for Lincoln and Sara. The characters were each well drawn and set up so that when you paired them in fic, their natural strengths made them quite a sexy combination. They both had substance abuse problems that were left unexplored in the canon of the show, and in reality, over the course of the first two seasons, the characters shared a total of about five scenes. And yet, their power together is undeniable. This is one of the ultimate truly non-existent OTPs of all time, IMHO. And here are various fics (that I love) to whet your appetite! Enjoy! [Apparently I cannot rec myself, so I had to eliminate some of my recs. My apologies.]




Fic Rec #1: Sandwiches
Author: becisvolatile
Link: Livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): PG, one-shot

Why This Must Be Read: Interesting pre-series meet up between Lincoln and Sara. Sara's helping the homeless, and Lincoln is being...Lincoln.




Fic Rec #2: Coming Up For Air
Author: wrldpossibility/wrldpossibility
Link: Livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, one-shot (part of series that is non-essential reading)

Why This Must Be Read: Set in Season 3 when Michael is in a Panamanian prison, and Lincoln and Sara are trying to get him out. Their addict tendencies get them into a bit of trouble, but the reality is that Lincoln has developed real feelings for Sara, and Sara, is, well, confused.




Fic Rec #3: Echo
Author: msgenevieve
Link: Livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, one-shot

Why This Must Be Read: This explores a canon scene between Michael and Veronica and how it relates to Lincoln and Veronica and then is mirrored by a non-canon scene between Lincoln and Sara. Very well done, lots of UST on both sides.




Fic Rec #4: Another Nail
Author: becisvolatile
Link: Livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, one-shot

Why This Must Be Read: A fun post-escape angst-fest in which Michael watches Linc and Sara getting it on and he feels he deserves to suffer for all the pain he's caused.




Fic Rec #5: Freedom
Author: miss_vacant aka gatheringlight
Link: Livejournal--original story
First Noel / Conduit / Offering / Tipping Point / Placeholder
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, multi-chapter

Why This Must Be Read: The original story is a M/S story with a set up to an affair that happens between Linc and Sara while Michael's in jail. I was so intrigued by what happened between L/S that I begged the author until she wrote a couple stand-alone fics to give the backstory. Those are all listed in the order that you should read them in for continuity's sake. THE ANGSTIEST ANGST THAT EVER ANGSTED!




Fic Rec #6: Fallen
Author: halfshellvenus
Link: Livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, one-shot

Why This Must Be Read: Post-escape Linc/Sara bad habit hookup that devastates Michael written by a slasher! A slasher! Very good characterization.




Fic Rec #7: Someone Told Me Not To Cry
Author: gatheringlight
Link: Livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): R, one-shot, character death (Michael)

Why This Must Be Read: This is a non-sexual fic between Linc and Sara, but still poignant and real. They deal with Michael being dead together, but separately, and then they find an abandoned baby and real angst ensues.




Fic Rec #8: Dear Julie
Author: rosie_spleen
Link: Livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, two chapters, CRACK

Why This Must Be Read: Time and again there was fanwank about the Linc/Sara pairing. After a particularly nasty run in with a poster who called herself 'Julie' Rosie wrote this in response. HILARIOUS.




Fic Rec #9: Chance Encounters
Author: halfshellvenus
Link: Livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): R, one-shot

Why This Must Be Read: Good pre-series sexy times with Linc and Sara, written by a slasher!




Fic Rec #10: Tequila Bang
Author: taxidryer
Link: Livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, one-shot, threesome--Michael/Sara/Lincoln

Why This Must Be Read: Threesome! This author is the best at dark and twisty; so Sara gets drunk, and the boys get screwed, literally and figuratively.




Fic Rec #11: Down the Sluice
Author: clair_de_lune
Link: Livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): R, one-shot

Why This Must Be Read: Pre-series fic, Linc gets turned on accidentally by Sara and she leaves him alone to take care of the *problem*!




Fic Rec #12: Proof of Affection
Author: clair_de_lune
Link: Livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): PG, one-shot

Why This Must Be Read: Just hints at beginnings between them which could be caused by Michael's assiness and neglect (very real characteristics of S4 Michael).




Fic Rec #13: Seeking Chaos
Author: clair_de_lune
Link: Livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): R, one-shot

Why This Must Be Read: There's not much S4 Linc/Sara stuff, but this has a nice old-school feel to it. It's set in S4, but it has S1 characterization, which is much needed if you watched S4.




Fic Rec #14: Kill the Hope / Kill the Need
Author: Jewels667
Link: Kill the Hope (Linc's POV) / Kill the Need (Sara's POV)
Rating/Warning(s): R, companion one-shots, second person

Why This Must Be Read: This is early S1 fic when Lincoln was about to be executed. Brilliantly dark take on the Linc/Michael relationship as well as the Michael/Sara one. Very animalistic. PHWOAR!




Fic Rec #15: Intruder
Author: chinesebakery
Link: Livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, three chapters

Why This Must Be Read: Super fun, super dysfunctional Michael/Sara, Lincoln/Sara fic. Kind of accentuates all their bad qualities. (And there is memorable Laundry!Room!sex!)




Fic Rec #16: Indication
Author: becisvolatile
Link: Livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, one-shot

Why This Must Be Read: Threesome on the side of the road in broad daylight. I almost view this one as crack, except that some portions are so spot on, it walks a very fine line. And it's sexy as hell!




Fic Rec #17: The Sin, Not the Sinner
Author: becisvolatile
Link: Livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, one-shot

Why This Must Be Read: Angsty, screwed up Linc and Sara on the run with Michael but screwing without his permission.




Fic Rec #18: Four Years
Author: bnleah
Link: Livejournal (scroll down to start with the first chapter)
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, five chapters

Why This Must Be Read: Poignant tale of a Linc and Sara hook-up after Michael's believed to be dead, and the fallout when he ends up being very much alive.




Fic Rec #19: Guilty Pleasures
Author: lissabear
Link: PrisonBreakFic.net
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, one-shot

Why This Must Be Read: Another cheating fic, but the descriptions of Lincoln are worth the price of admission. Guh.




Fic Rec #20: Sparks
Author: gatheringlight
Link: Livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, one-shot

Why This Must Be Read: Character study disguised as an angsty, pre-series hook-up.




Fic Rec #21: All I Want For Christmas is You / Hard To Resist
Author: happywriter06
Link: All I Want For Christmas is You / Hard to Resist
Rating/Warning(s): G/PG, two-shots, character death (Michael)

Why This Must Be Read: Straight up M/S 'shipper who dabbled in the L/S universe out of love for a friend. Very sweet and poignant for the first fic, and very hot for the second.
[Dominic Purcell is good inspiration. Please see Exhibit A. :D]
Dom reclined




Fic Rec #22: In Good Faith
Author: snowwhite22
Link: Livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): R, one-shot

Why This Must Be Read: Linc and Sara remember each other from a sexual encounter before Fox River, and Sara tells Michael about it.
Tags: fandom: prison break, ship: sara tancredi/lincoln burrows, special: manifesto
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