January 15th, 2012

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Normal Enough, by wickedtrue (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Sailor Moon
Pairing: Minako Aino/Kunzite
Fic Title: Normal Enough
Author: wickedtrue
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/68772
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Angst, reincarnation, romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Minako and Kunzite were my absolute favorite pairing when I was in this fandom, and this story really highlights why. The author writes the story through Mamoru's eyes, allowing us to see the bond between Kunzite and Minako, while still leaving it full of mystery. So many questions lie unanswered, but in this case, that's okay. In addition, the author's portrayal of Minako and Kunzite are excellent. Minako is a perfect blend of her many personality attributes (bubbly, silly, but also serious and capable at the same time), and Kunzite is also compelling too, in his quiet way. That he's completely unfazed by Minako's more eccentric quirks is hilarious as well. A lovely read.

Special Rec: 15/31
WalterSeras by dasaod

Darling, Believe Me (Things Stay the Same) by Avox

Fandom Category: Hunger Games
Pairing: Katniss Everdeen/Haymitch Abernathy
Fic Title: Darling, Believe Me (Things Stay the Same)
Author: Avox
Link: http://sirenalley.dreamwidth.org/725.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13. Violence, references to character death. Age difference.
Genre: Angst, Romance

Why This Must Be Read:

It's hard to find fic for this ship at all and I was very pleased to find this one. It's a post-Mockingjay AU, in which Katniss has lost everything and only Haymitch is there to catch her fall. Except of course he doesn't do that at all, because he's Haymitch. But as we see from canon he's not completely incapable of serious thought or of some form of redemption either. As Katniss heals what they find together here is believable and well-characterized.