May 22nd, 2011

Mass Effect: S/G Headbump of Love

Challenge 65: "The Hundred Year Distance" by fondleaf

Fandom Category: Mass Effect
Pairing: Commander Shepard/Garrus Vakarian
Fic Title: The Hundred Year Distance
Author: fondleaf
Link: Here @ FFN
Rating/Warning(s): M for sexual content. Also, it features a human/alien pairing, so steer clear if xenophilia's not your thing.
Genre: Romance/Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Mass Effect 3 isn't coming out until early 2012, so nobody knows yet just how Shepard's story is going to end. But if I could choose the perfect finale for my Shepard and Garrus, this fic would be it. It's poignant and bittersweet, and the author captures both characters beautifully while doing a fantastic job of portraying the depth and endurance of their relationship. I've read this fic multiple times, and it still gets me misty-eyed with each reading.


Fandom Category: Smallville
Pairing: Lana Lang/Lex Luthor
Fic Title: Coming In From The Cold
Author: caligo16
Rating/Warning(s): pg13
Genre: romance, aganst

Why This Must Be Read: It's a Christmas themed future fic, written in an absolutely beautiful way. It paints both Lex and Lana in shades of grey and even gives justice to the surviving bond between Lex and Clark. I consider it my personal epilogue to the Smallville series because it's THAT good, and it gives me closure where those two are concerned. Sweet, angansty and realistic.

Fandom Category: Smallville
Pairing: Lana Lang/Lex Luthor
Fic Title: Satisfaction
Author: caligo16
Rating/Warning(s): pg13
Genre: romance
Why This Must Be Read: it goes AU after S6 episode 'Wrath' and it delves deep into Lana's restlessness with her life with Clark, just to slowly bring her back to Lex side after vicious bouts of hate-sex. Angry, multi-layered, hot as hell piece with a melanchonic and romantic undertones


Fandom Category: NCIS
Pairing: Ziva David/Tony Dinozzo
Fic Title: Time Fleeting
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: Angst, Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 22 of 31

Why This Must Be Read: 
My love for this two knows no bounds. And this author is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
Ziva is injured a few days after the episode 'Jurisdiction' 7x18 and she has to evaluate everything that's going on in her life. It's an incredible and long piece that will left you wishing for more. Truly wonderful.

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Fandom Category: Matt Houston
Pairing: Matt/CJ
Fic Title: Meanwhile Back at the Ranch
Author: Butterfly Collective

Rating/Warning(s): Sex, romance
Genre: Romance/Adventure
WIP?: Complete Story

Why This Must Be Read: It's filled with adventure and the couple enjoy romance.