October 15th, 2008

Stadler and Waldorf

Polaris, Tangled in His Sheets by EmpressVesica (R)

Fandom Category: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Rodney McKay/Teyla Emmagen
Fic Title: Polaris, Tangled in His Sheets
Author: empressvesica 
Link: http://community.livejournal.com/royalscribbling/43175.html
Rating/Warning: R
Genres: drama, romance
WIP?: no

Why this must be read:

Not everyone understands, but Teyla isn’t much concerned about everyone. She knows what she sees in him

First off, this is one of my favourite Rodney/Teyla fics. I love seeing Rodney through Teyla's eyes and the way he handles their courtship, and it really is a courtship, which is just the sweetest thing! The fic takes place while Teyla waits for Rodney to finish a project with Radek and Chuck and so you really get to see both sides of Rodney-the egotistical and sarcastic scientist and the shy and sensitive man. The author really gets the balance right with Rodney because he is by no means a perfect boyfriend, but he recognises what he has done wrong, instead of being completely insensitive to it.

Endpoints by abvj (PG15)

Fandom Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing: Lily van der Woodsen/Rufus Humphrey
Fic Title: Endpoints
Author: abvj
Link: http://abvj.livejournal.com/54052.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG15, Language
Genre: Angst
WIP?: Complete

Why This Must Be Read: Lily/Rufus relationship progression from Lily's POV. Soft and subtle. An interesting and believable look at the thoughts of a character who seems to approach life with her cards held closely to her chest.