February 24th, 2012

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Challenge 83 - "Blood" by cythieus (T)

Fandom Category: Sherlock
Pairing: Molly Hooper/ Sherlock Holmes
Fic Title: Blood
Author: cythieus
Link: http://sherlockbbc.livejournal.com/4073301.html
Part 2 - http://sherlockbbc.livejournal.com/4084233.html
Rating/Warning(s): T / vampirism
Genre: Crack
WIP?: Each part ends in nice way, so I don't know if there will be more or not.

Why This Must Be Read: Okay, Vampire!Molly! But that aside, it's great writing and very in character.

"Jigsaw" by verde-speaks (R)

Fandom Category: House
Pairing: Lisa Cuddy/Greg House
Fic Title: Jigsaw
Author: verde_speaks
Link: http://verde-speaks.livejournal.com/15794.html
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Smut, Angst
WIP?: no
Special Rec: 24 of 34

Why This Must Be Read: House is kind of a strange fandom for me - I'm really only drawn to the subsection of fanfiction that deals with how House and Cuddy knew each other during their college days at the University of Michigan (seriously: it's a pretty narrow focus). Of those college-era fics, this is one of my favorites. "Jigsaw" tells the story of House and Cuddy's one night stand, back when this sort of thing was all speculation, and ties everything in perfectly to their later relationship - snarky and sexy with a shadow of bitterness.
Ariel is Judging You

"Between" by ThreeJays

Fandom Category: Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Damon Salvatore/Elena Gilbert
Fic Title: Between
Author: ThreeJays
Rating/Warning(s): M
Genre: Angst
WIP?: complete (sequel possible)

Why This Must Be Read: Maybe it's her words. Maybe it's just the satin feel of her fingers against my jaw or the anguish in her eyes. Whatever it is, it's darker than magic and hotter than the sun.

According to the author, this story features Elena/Stefan in theory, but Elena/Damon in action.  This fic is fantastic - the writing is awesome and her Damon POV is pitch-perfect.  This story is angsty, bitter, hot and angry, and just what I wanted to read after the last several episodes.  Truly excellent.