December 4th, 2008

tony & pepper

Paparazzi by 4persephone and neondaisies (NC-17)

Fandom Category: Iron Man Movieverse
Pairing: Pepper Potts/Tony Stark
Fic Title: Paparazzi
Author: 4persephone and neondaisies
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4344783/1/Paparazzi
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: Drama, Romance, Smut
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: These two authors have a true gift for character development, and they are have a real insight into the character of Pepper Potts. The back and forth banter between Tony and Pepper is alive and well in this fic, bringing to the story what made fans (including me) first fall in love with the pairing.
ichigo & rukia

Breathing Lessons by DarthAmmonite (T)

Fandom Category: Bleach
Pairing: Nanao Ise/Shunsui Kyouraku
Fic Title: Breathing Lessons
Author: DarthAmmonite
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3629515/1/Breathing_Lessons
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Romance, Humor
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Because the middle part of this fic has Nanao flash-stepping across Soul Society as she tries to avoid Shunsui (and the author manages to use "Zaraki" as a verb!), who could say no to that?
tony & pepper

Yes, Virginia, There Really Is An Iron Man by Quicksilvermad (R)

Fandom Category: Iron Man Movieverse
Pairing: Pepper Potts/Tony Stark
Fic Title: Yes, Virginia, There Really Is An Iron Man
Author: Quicksilvermad
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4242290/1/Yes_Virginia_There_Really_Is_An_Iron_Man
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance, Smut
WIP?: Yes

Why This Must Be Read: This was the first fic I read in the Iron Man fandom, and it's one of those that you'll bookmark and re-read over and over again. The relationship between Tony and Pepper as well as the detail the author puts into the interactions with the minor characters makes this fic a true classic.
ichigo & rukia

When the Sun Comes Up, You Better be Moving by hecatehatesthat (T)

Fandom Category: Bleach
Pairing: Rukia Kuchiki/Ichigo Kurosaki
Fic Title: When the Sun Comes Up, You Better be Moving
Author: hecatehatesthat
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3330375/1/When_the_Sun_Comes_Up_You_Better_Be_Moving
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: AU, Adventure, Romance
WIP?: Yes

Why This Must Be Read: In a universe where Ichigo is able to defeat the soul reapers that come to retrieve Rukia; the two then go on the run before they can be caught by the reapers that are sure to be after them. The odds are certainly against them, and the author succeeds in making the reader feel the desperate nature of the situation at all times. In canon, Ichigo drops everything in order to go save Rukia and it's very interesting to read as Rukia mirrors his actions in this AU.