April 1st, 2011

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Accountable By Dyce

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione Granger/Severus Snape
Fic Title: Accountable
Author: Dyce
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3245929/1/Accountable
Rating/Warning(s): Pregnancy, references to war, AU.
Genre: Romance.
WIP?: Complete.
Special Rec: 1 of 21

Why This Must Be Read: First of all, let me state that this is not an April Fool's Day prank. Yes, this is a Snape/Hermione pregnancy fic taking place during Hermione's last year at Hogwarts (this was written before books 6-7, iirc) and that set-up almost had me clicking the back button in the first three paragraphs. However, the quality of the writing sucked me in, and when I first finished it, a couple days later I went back and started a more thorough reread.

Snape and Hermione are both drawn with depth and subtlety and their relationship is build from the ground floor in a realistic manner as the details of Hermione's pregnancy are slowly revealed.

Additionally, it has delicious, subtext/secondary plot-line with Draco/Hermione. The author writes the redeemed, clever Draco I wish Rowling had written (and thought she was going to), as well as wonderful, deep platonic relationships between Draco and Snape and Hermione and Harry.

"Whatever Remains, However Improbable" by yonwords (G)

Fandom Category: Dollhouse
Pairing: Sierra/Victor
Fic Title: Whatever Remains, However Improbable
Author: yonwords
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/172369
Rating/Warning(s): G
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Victor and Sierra are imprinted as Holmes and Watson, and awesomeness ensues, both of the mystery-solving and of the sexytimes varieties.  My experience with the world of Sherlock Holmes isn't as extensive as it should be, but near as I can tell the author nails both of Sir Arthur's characters, and integrates them seamlessly into the Dollverse.  I have a soft spot for Dollhouse fics about imprints of fiction characters (Of Ill-Advised Imprints and Rather Fetching Ewok Queens is another excellent if non-shippy example), and this is one of the best.

"May the Moon and Sunlight Seem" by Lirazel (General Audiences)

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione Granger / Ron Weasley
Fic Title: May the Moon and Sunlight Seem
Author: Lirazel
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/172369
Rating/Warning(s): General audiences, but angsty
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: As Hermione notes in this beautiful but palpably sad sketch, Ron was always the lighthearted member of the trio, but wars will take a lot from anyone, especially seventeen-year-olds who have lost a brother and grown accustomed to living in a state of constant vigilance. Hermione observes the changes in Ron post-Deathly Hallows, and reconciles the boy she knew with the man she loves.