April 28th, 2011

Purple flowers and heart

A Long Time Travelling Away from Home by lindentree (T)

Fandom Category: True Grit 2010
Pairing: Mattie Ross/LaBoeuf
Fic Title: A Long Time Travelling Away from Home
Author:lindentree
Link: http://lindentree.livejournal.com/31726.html
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Genre: Fix-it fic
WIP?: No, but long enough that it's separated into two parts. The link leads to part 1.

Why This Must Be Read:

I was confounded by Mattie Ross the day I made her acquaintance. She confounds me still.

LaBoeuf is the perfect narrator for this wonderful story that winds around the canonical epilogue, which was from Mattie's POV, after all. The writing and the characterisations are great. It's about flaws, decisions made, regretted (or not) and is a love story, if not perhaps in the way you were expecting.
m (what once was love.)

Merlin, 3 Merlin/Morgana (with happy endings!) Recs

Fandom Category: Merlin
Pairing: Merlin/Morgana
Fic Title: Calling Moon And Moon
Author: hazyflights
Link: When she drops her hand, he feels the magic bite at the air around them. Wills his fingers not to join in. 
"Careful," he warns her when she opens the door for him, but she remembers his smile more than the words, the way he fought it and lost. 
She likes to think to it was almost proud.
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: AU, romance
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: This is a bit less silly than the other two I will be reccing but it still has a happy ending and is just gorgeous. There is a tension in the poetical sense of the prose and the plot where we know Morgana is teetering on the edge of darkness and that it is all just this close to ending tragically and the whole piece is absolutely brimming with this beauty and this tension that so suits these characters. The last scene as well is especially beautiful and is even tenser than the rest of the story. It is also filled with fantastic imagery that just makes your heart ache with love for these kids. And individual scenes Morgana has with both Gwen and Arthur are really important and add to the story and Morgana's characterization and her path in this story.


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Set Out Running (But I Take My Time) by electrumqueen

Fandom Category: Supernatural
Pairing: Bela Talbot/Dean Winchester
Fic Title: Set Out Running (But I Take My Time)
Author: electrumqueen
Link: http://electrumqueen.livejournal.com/250930.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: AU
WIP?: No.
Special Rec: 18 of 21

Why This Must Be Read: This fic doesn't shy away from the broken bits of Bela and Dean but it has a wonderfully deft touch with the jagged edges; the author doesn't shy away but she doesn't linger, either. This is one of those fics that hurts to read but you just watch more.

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The Better Part Of Valor by romanticalgirl

Fandom Category: Burn Notice
Pairing: Fiona Glenanne/Michael Westen
Fic Title: The Better Part Of Valor
Author: romanticalgirl 
Link: http://romanticalgirl.livejournal.com/539161.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17.
Genre: PWP
WIP?: No.
Special Rec: 19 of 21

Why This Must Be Read: This is Michael remembering his time with Fiona in a very hands-on way.

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