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Angel The Series/Buffy The Vampire Slayer, 12 recs, Cordelia Chase/Angel

Fandom Category: Buffy The Vampire Slayer & Angel The Series
Pairing: Cordelia Chase/Angel



Fic Title: Washer at the Ford
Author: lostakasha
Link: http://lostakasha.livejournal.com/12603.html
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Angst/Grief
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Lostakasha sums her fic up better than I ever could "This ficlet takes place during the ATS Season 5 episode, You’re Welcome. It’s been done many times, but I wanted to try my hand at filling in the gap from the night Cordy tells Angel “There are no people like us,” to that next morning. What happened? What else did they say, or not? And what did they do? Here’s my take on it all." It's such a beautifully captured moment with the perfect voices for both the characters. The use of Celtic mythology is so perfect that I don't want to spoil it.

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Fic Title: Undrowning
Author: hannasus
Link: http://hannasus.livejournal.com/65631.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Angst/Grief
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: I have this thing for fics set Post-You're Welcome, fics that show the gang actually mourning Cordelia and going through the process of arranging her funeral. Undrowning is one that gets recced a lot and rightfully so. The little Cordelia quotes are so heartbreaking and appropriate. I dare anyone not to be moved by this piece.

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Fic Title: Don't Fear The Reaper
Author: Mab
Link: http://www.stranger-things.net/justfic/index/m/mab/dontfear.htm
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, warning for gore
Genre: Angst/Grief
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Wolfram and Hart unleashes a killer virus on the world that causes people to age rapidly. Angel gets a first hand look at old age as everyone around him falls prey to this virus, even Cordelia. This is another one of those angsty, heartbreaking C/A fics. It's rare that a fic makes me cry but this one did.

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Fic Title: Armadillos and Salsa
Author: Syn
Link: http://www.stranger-things.net/justfic/index/s/syn/salsa.htm
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Comedy
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: So this has two of my favorite pairings, Cordelia/Angel and Wes/Faith. And there is some Gunn/Fred too. It goes AU after Calvary, where the gang heads out to see the Burkles to heal from the whole "an evil thing took over Cordelia's body and tried to end the world." It's really laugh out loud funny and touching. I would have KILLED for this to be the end of S4.

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Fic Title: Radiance
Author: Loki
Link: http://www.stranger-things.net/justfic/index/l/loki/radiance.htm
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Comedy/Fluff
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is another one of those stories that gets recced all the time and well, it totally deserves it. Angel and Cordelia are invited to Sunnydale by Willow, who is celebrating one month being magic free. Of course, Cordy's part demon and the Scoobies don't know. There are some really great Buffy and Cordelia scenes, something I kind of wish we could have gotten once the two of them grew up a little. A very mature fic that lets the characters grow up and now fall into the old patterns of characterization.

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Fic Title: The Way It Has To Be
Author: http://samsom.livejournal.com/69550.html
Link: samsom
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, warning for bloodfic
Genre: PWP
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: If you ask me who the best C/A writer still writing today is, I'm going to say samsom hands down. This is a bloodfic and basically PWP but the whole taboo nature is what makes it so appealing. Set in ATS S1, it's a question a lot of us have asked before. How does a vampire deal when his secretary's time of the month comes along?

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Fic Title: 24/7
Author: Dock
Link: http://www.stranger-things.net/justfic/index/d/dock/24.htm
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: PWP
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This sort of has a plot, if you squint. The trope of "Oh noes! We has to pretend to be married!" There is a case but really, this is just an excuse for some seriously fantastic Dock-written smut, another great among C/A writers.

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Fic Title: Angel's Songs
Author: damnskippytoo
Link: http://www.stranger-things.net/justfic/index/d/damnskippy/angelssongs.htm
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: Schmoppy Angst (as per the author)
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: I should have recced this story first. It was one of the first C/A stories that I ever read. I guess they are right that you always remember your first because I'm always harassing Debs about this one, how it's stuck in mind. It's Schmoppy Angst, and yes, there is such a thing as DamnSkippy will show you. It's set during Christmas of S3 but no Darla, no Connor, no Groo. Angel surprises Cordy with something she really wants for Christmas as per the author's summary. :)

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Fic Title: A Mother's Love
Author: Anne
Link: http://www.stranger-things.net/justfic/index/a/anneb/motherslove.htm
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: It has a little bit of everything, seriously.
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Anne is one of the most recced writers in the C/A fandom outside of Starlet. There are so many stories I could have picked by her but I chose this one because well, it made me cry like a child with a skinned knee. Cordy makes a choice to save Connor, to take him away from his father and his "family" to raise him in an alternate dimension. She's trapped, disconnected from her friends, and she has to rely on Skip for help. (This was before the S4 Skip is evil reveal). It's long, I will warn you, but so worth it.

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Fic Title: Two Steps Back
Author: Yahtzee
Link: http://www.thechicagoloop.net/yahtzee/chivalry/chivfic/TwoStepsBack/TSBIndexPage.html
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Fix-it
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Yahtzee is, imho, one of the C/A greats. She's left the fandom, won't write Whedonverse anymore, but she was nice enough to archive all her old fics. This one is great. Angel is given the chance to go back in time, to change everything. But the question is, where does he start? Where did it all start to go wrong?

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Fic Title: Two Breathe
Author: Ebonbird
Link: http://www.dbfandom.com/twobreathe.htm
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Friendship
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: In the summer after To Shanshu in LA, Cordelia, Angel and Wesley have to adjust to living together in Cordelia's apartment. They are all healing, each from their own injuries, some physical, some emotional, and some nothing more than ghosts.

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Fic Title: Heat Stroke
Author: starlet2367
Link: http://www.starletfic.dbfandom.com/heatstroke.htm
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Starlet is probably the unofficial queen of C/A. I could have recced a dozen of her stories and honestly, trying to pick just one was a daunting task. Cordelia and Angel are trapped in an endless desert with only each other to rely on. One read and you will see why she's the queen.

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I have so many more recs for this pairing in a rec post that a few others have added recs to as well.
Tags: fandom: angel, fandom: buffy the vampire slayer, ship: cordelia chase/angel
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