May 17th, 2012

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i left you behind in that holy city by fated_addiction (unrated)

Fandom Category: Actor RPF AU
Pairing: Eva Green/James Purefoy
Fic Title: i left you behind in that holy city
Author: fated_addiction
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): unrated; minor violent imagery
Genre: fusion with The Borgias; angst, romance, horror
WIP?: No; 5,401 words.

Why this must be read: This is one of the most original fan fictions I have read in a very long time, even among other RPF AU. The story is only about 5,000 words yet it seems much longer due to the intricate layers and tight narrative structure. The chemistry and history between Eva and James is convoluted but not confusing, as the reader is shown exactly who they are — as individuals and as a part of a familial unit. The writing style is subtle and evocative; I found myself reading more than a few passages several times.

The Church is well involved in the affairs of the living and the dead; it takes a perfect construction of acceptance and the cunning to understand how to navigate between both worlds – for those of them that exist among the living and the dead. Eva, however ageless, does not agree or participate. There is something to be said about watching with patience.

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James leans into her, pressing her against the man, against him, his free hand coming to rest against her hip. He pulls at the fabric of her dress. "I love you," he says, and kisses her. This will be slow and thoughtful for her; he doesn't have to say it. She laughs though and he swallows the sound, biting her lip hard.

And that's just a taste; do not miss this story.

Special Recs: 23/25
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2 recs, Person of Interest, Joss Carter/John Reese

Fandom Category: Person of Interest
Pairing: Joss Carter/John Reese
Fic Title: The Oasis
Author: blacktop50
Link: http://blacktop50.livejournal.com/4304.html
Rating/Warning(s): M for sex
Genre: character pair study, reunion sex
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: I've already recommended blacktop50's Carter/Reese series in which Reese has an apartment above an Indian restaurant. This fic has the same setting, although it works fine as a stand-alone as well. (Carter/Reese ongoing relationship, if you haven't read the other stories that led to this one.) Blacktop's stories are poetic in a way that feels very connected to the characters' POV.

Fandom Category: Person of Interest
Pairing: Joss Carter/John Reese
Fic Title: Three
Author: homeric on ff.net
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8125313/1/Three
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13 for sex
Genre: character study
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Author's summary: Three times Joss let John go, and one time she didn't. It examine's Carter's POV about Reese at three different moments in the series, as well as her thoughts about the first time they have sex. The writing is spare, yet full of emotion.