May 15th, 2011

lots | fierce ladies

Sand Castles by Cadhla

Fandom Category: Haven
Pairing: Audrey Parker/Duke Crocker
Fic Title: Sand Castles
Author: Cadhla
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/140128?view_adult=true
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Romance.
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Besides being ridiculously satisfying as a Audrey/Duke fan, I really like how this fic explores and depicts the emotion aftermath the things that Audrey learns in the first season finale.

Excerpt:

There it is: there’s the thing they’ve been so carefully not saying since the autumn tumbled into winter, and the snow came to swallow the world. There’s the thing they’ve been trying to pretend wasn’t there at all. “She’s not our Audrey,” says Nathan.

“Maybe she’s not your Audrey,” Duke says, mildly. “I’m not giving up on her yet.”

Laughter has never come naturally to Nathan, and so he doesn’t even try. He just looks at Duke levelly as he starts the engine, and says, “Why not? She gave up on us.”
11

FOUR YEARS ON BY EM-SH


Fandom Category: Skins
Pairing: Effy Stonem/James Cook, Katie Fitch/Tony Stonem, Pandora Moon/Thomas Tomone, Emily Fitch/Naomi Campbell
Fic Title: Four Years On
Author: http://em-sh.livejournal.com/
Link: http://em-sh.livejournal.com/18210.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Romance, Angst
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 15 of 31

Why This Must Be Read: 

Like the title says, four years have passed since the end of the 4th season, and the whole gang gathers again. It’s sad and bittersweet but it’s like you can feel the characters through the words, it’s almost like they’re real. It’s the best skins Gen2 fic. No doubts.
By the way, it also has female/female (Emily/Naomi) moments, but if you're a fan of the show, you already knew that.