January 20th, 2011

Chapel TOS Christine Blue

A Strange New Story Every Time by Gyzym (NC-17)

Fandom Category: Veronica Mars
Pairing: Veronica Mars/Logan Echolls
Fic Title: A Strange New Story Every Time
Author: gyzym
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No
Word Count: 19,295

Why This Must Be Read: Okay, the summary reads "Ten years clean of Neptune living, Logan's past finds him in an all-night grocery store," but that's only a teaser. This fic is a second-chance story that has all the elements everyone loves about the show-that-was: humor, romance, snappy dialogue, and tender moments. Also, there are bonus FBI crossover character(s) you'll have to read to find. Sold you yet? :)

Veronica Mars: "Molasses and Taffy" by wily_one24 (PG-13 to R)

Fandom Category: Veronica Mars
Pairing: Veronica Mars/Logan Echolls
Fic Title: Molasses and Taffy
Author: wily_one24
Link: link to part 1 (subsequent chapters are linked at the end of each chapter, 14 in total, plus an epilogue)
Rating/Warning(s): rated from PG-13 to R (subject matter), depending on the chapter; warnings for angst and anger and a pretty intense discussion of rape
Genre: did I mention angst?
WIP?: nope, it's all finished

Why This Must Be Read:
Oh. My. God. This fic is amazing. The entire thing (except for the epilogue), 80+K words overall, takes place between the rooftop and Veronica waiting at the airport in 2.22 ("Not Pictured"). Just about every question I had (and some I didn't even know about) but that were never answered when season 3 started are answered in this heartbreaking, but ultimately true to the world of Veronica Mars fic.

I started reading this yesterday and I could not put it down. Erm, I mean, I could not make myself close my browser. All the major players are in it and we get a shifting POV from Veronica to Logan to Keith from chapter to chapter. Which you'd think would be repetitive, but really, it so isn't. Nothing is white-washed; this fic is occasionally brutal. I'm going to be thinking about this one for a long, long time.