February 3rd, 2012

blithers

"Contact High" by penumbra (NC-17)

Fandom Category: The X-Files
Pairing: Dana Scully/Fox Mulder
Fic Title: Contact High
Author: Penumbra
Link: http://fluky.gossamer.org/author/11505-1.html and then click on "Contact High"
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: Smut, Angst
WIP?: no
Special Rec: 3 of 34

Why This Must Be Read: Penumbra is an amazing writer, and has penned several classics in X-Files fanfiction. Here she tackles a post-ep for "Field Day", with Scully and Mulder still affected by the hallucinogen from the episode, mildly telepathic, and coming to terms with their relationship with each other. Penumbra has a unique writing style, laced with dense, vivid imagery and intelligent, crisp dialogue. The language (as you might expect from a story about recovering from a trip) is interestingly disjointed and the sexual attraction just drips off the page.
daniel & vala: jail

Five Ways Daniel Proposed to Vala by 6beforelunch (PG)

Fandom Category: Stargate: SG-1
Pairing: Vala Mal Doran/Daniel Jackson
Fic Title: Five Ways Daniel Proposed to Vala
Author: 6beforelunch
Link: http://midnightstorms.net/fivewaysdanielproposedtovala.htm
Rating/Warning(s): PG / character death
Genre: Romance, Humor
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This story is sweet and hilarious, with a little bit of angst thrown in for good measure. Because no matter how crazy Vala drives him Daniel just can't help but love her for it.

"So."

Vala raised an eyebrow.

This had been so much easier the first time. Of course, the first time he hadn't actually had to do anything except sit there like an idiot and decide to let a scared woman sleep next to him to spare her a completely irrational societal chastisement. The falling in love part had come after and he'd thought that was the scary part.

This time he'd done the scary falling in love part only to find that this part was scary too.