July 19th, 2011

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"You and Me in the Summertime" by skintightsocks (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Glee
Pairing: Mercedes Jones/Sam Evans
Fic Title: You and Me in the Summertime
Author: skintightsocks 
Link: http://skintightsocks.livejournal.com/15922.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Fluff
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: I actually thought the bit at the end of 2x22 with Sam and Mercedes was pretty cute. I also thought this fic, recounting a date of theirs over the summer, was pretty cute.  It's just the two of them, in character and happy and without much fanfare.  (The authors also have a whole bunch of Kurt/Blaine fics if that's your thing.) Enjoy!

(Mods, we should probably get a Mercedes/Sam tag going, as it's canon now...)
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Reversal, by ReganX (PG-13)

Fandom Category: The Tudors
Pairing(s): Anne Boleyn/Henry VIII, Jane Seymour/Henry VIII
Fic Title: Reversal
Author: ReganX
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5562235/1/
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: AU, angst, romance, supernatural, time travel
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Another of ReganX's amazing fics, Reversal centers around a single question: What if you were offered the chance to take back the greatest mistake of your life, but only if you would pay the highest price? It all focuses the idea of Henry being given the chance to take back Anne's downfall and execution, but only if he sacrifices all that he had gained after her death. Regan really fleshed this story out, allowing Henry to fully weigh his options. No one is overly demonized in this fic, not even Jane, which is an excellent touch on the author's part. A brilliant story that really delves into Henry's mind as he struggles with the idea of redemption versus sleeping in the bed he has made for himself.