January 4th, 2012

SarkKing

Thor/The Avengers, Five Darcy/Clint recs

hiddencait requested Darcy/Clint. I was powerless to resist the call of my Thor OTP.

Fandom Category: Thor/The Avengers
Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Clint "Hawkeye" Barton
Fic Title: Not Your Mother's Alma Mater
Author: smittywing
Link: http://smittywing.livejournal.com/522957.html
Rating/Warning(s): Starts off PG, but, according to the author, will probably get up to R/NC-17 in later parts
Genre: post-movie, humor
WIP?: Yes, at 5 parts and counting

Why This Must Be Read: Smitty is one of my favorite authors and I've followed her works for years. As far as I'm concerned, Smitty Can Do No Wrong, and this fic is no exception. In this story, Darcy realizes her internship is coming to an end and she needs to return to university. Jane and SHIELD work things out so that Darcy can stay on the project and receive credit for college. Darcy becomes a SHIELD intern, is taught the secrets of being an administrative ninja by Pepper Potts herself, and is generally awesome, which fact is fully appreciated by everyone on the project (the scene where Tony, Coulson, and Jane fight over ownership of Darcy had me in stitches). And where does Clint fit into this? Apparently, Darcy failed phys ed in college (she took ballroom, but unfortunately, she preferred to lead), so he's responsible for teaching her archery so that she can fulfill her PE credit. I cannot even begin to describe how perfect Darcy and Clint are together. The banter and the characterization are pitch perfect. Highly recommended

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Tavington's Heiress, by Arsinoe de Blassenville (NC-17)

Fandom Category: Patriot
Pairing: OFC/William Tavington
Fic Title: Tavington's Heiress
Author: Arsinoe de Blassenville
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3149996/1/
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 | explicit sexual situations, marital dub-con/non-con
Genre: AU, drama, romance, angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: For those who have read Arsinoe's other story, Et in Arcadia Ego, you might also like this story as well. There are marked differences in Tavington's character, making him more closely identifiable with his character in the movie, but even then, Arsinoe develops him into someone who, while you might not like him, is certainly a fascinating character. The OFC, Jane, is an intriguing character as well, full of her own opinions and plans, and not someone who will sit back and wait when she can be doing things herself. Their relationship is full of its ups and downs and twists, and never fails to hook the reader's interest. A great, riveting story, almost something you'd expect to see in an actual historical fiction book.

Special Rec: 4/31
Ray Vecchio

Rebecca by Kattahj (PG)

Fandom Category: Ivanhoe/Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves  
Pairing: Rebecca/Azeem  
Fic Title: Rebecca  
Author: Kattahj  
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/114426
Rating/Warning(s): PG  
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read:  Rebecca needs help after her father gets into trouble, so she calls on Robin Hood.  This is a very unusual pairing, but it works beautifully.  The author does a great job of bringing the two worlds together.  Give it a chance and you will be very glad you did!