November 18th, 2008

Emily

Fearful Symmetry by Deb3 (PG-13)

Fandom Category: CSI Miami
Pairing: Horatio/Calleigh
Fic Title: Fearful Symmetry Series
Author: Deb3
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1401084/1/
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Drama, Romance, Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: There are a total of 24 stories in this series, most of them chaptered. There's masses of hurt/comfort, romance, dramatic plotlines and excellent characterisation. Even if in general you don't like the idea of Horatio and Calleigh together, you should give this a go because it completely makes the pairing work. It's a well-written, gripping series that will keep you occupied for days.
Azura

Faithful Light by Miss Jazz (PG-13)

Fandom Category: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Pairing: Sara/Grissom
Fic Title: Faithful Light
Author: Miss Jazz
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2260024/1/
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Drama, Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is one of my all-time favourite CSI fics. It's a hurt/comfort story, in which Grissom and Sara are stranded out in the desert, and Sara is seriously injured. It's heartbreaking at times but lovely too, and it's very well written and immensely gripping. CSI was my first fanfiction fandom, and this was the first story I read that I absolutely loved.
Azura

A Trial of the Heart by Teenwitch (R)

Fandom Category: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Pairing: Grissom/Sara
Fic Title: A Trial of the Heart
Author: Teenwitch
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2340153/1/
Rating/Warning(s): R, torture.
Genre: Drama, Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Teenwitch is one of my favourite CSI authors (her CSI/House crossover fic is another particular highlight of her work). A Trial of the Heart is quite dark and at times heartbreaking, but totally worth a read. In it, Sara and Grissom are struggling to be back at work, while suffering flashbacks from a horrible ordeal they went through. It's well written, emotional and very much recommended.
Azura

Castles in the Air by Lasrevinu (R)

Fandom Category: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Pairing: Sara/Grissom
Fic Title: Castles in the Air
Author: Lasrevinu
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2396418/1/
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Drama
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is a really long, sweet, well-written story in which Sara adopts a little girl, Brenda (who featured in one of the early episodes of the show). There's a total of 91 chapters, so it'll take you some time to read! There's a number of good stories around in which Sara has a child, but this is definitely one of the best.
Azura

Greatest Gift by ElisaCollette (PG-13)

Fandom Category: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Pairing: Sara/Grissom
Fic Title: Greatest Gift
Author: ElisaCollette
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2322160/1/
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Drama
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is another story in which Grissom and Sara adopt a young girl. It's everything a kidfic should be: sweet but not overly so, character focused, emotional at times and just nice to read. It's also very romantic at times.