September 12th, 2012

Rose Red

DCU: "Say goodnight and go" by midnightatnoon (Arthur Light/Kimiyo Hoshi)

Fandom Category: DC Comics
Pairing: Arthur Light/Kimiyo Hoshi (Dr. Light I/Dr. Light II)
Fic Title: Say goodnight and go
Author: midnightatnoon @ http://midnightatnoon.livejournal.com/
Link: The fic can be found here.
Rating/Warning(s): NC17
Genre: Romance/Smut
WIP?: No, but loosely connected to other stories in a series. There is no need to read the others to understand this fic, however.

Why This Must Be Read: First of all, it needs to be said that this fic takes place in an alternate universe where Arthur Light is not a rapist. Okay, with that out of the way, I have to say this is one of my favorite romantic DCU het fics. Kimiyo Hoshi, aka the good Dr. Light, has agreed to go on a date with her counterpart, Arthur Light, the evil Dr. Light. She finds herself enjoying the date, and him, more than she expected.

A forbidden heroine/villain romance, identity porn, and some creative uses of superpowers in bed push all sorts of buttons for me, plus the way the characters are written means they are *anything* but paint-by-numbers. Kimiyo is intellectual, heroic, but not always personable, a woman with more on her mind than falling in love, but finding herself tip-toeing that direction anyway. Arthur, while not on the side of angels, is charming enough that when Kimiyo takes a chance on him we're thrilled for him. I won't give away a very unexpected and funny cameo appearance by another DC supervillain, other than to say oh my, the travails of a single superhuman in the dating scene!

The author has several other stories with this pairing, some set in the same universe, and others with a darker aspect to them. Highly recommended!
yj: it's all about the first night

Two Young Justice Recs - Zatanna/Dick and Artemis/Wally

Fandom Category: Young Justice
Pairing: Zatanna Zatara/Dick Grayson
Fic Title: my heart was never pure
Author: torigates
Link: Here.
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Genre: Angst
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Because torigates took my very simple request of trading sex for spells and turned it into something much more than a PWP. It's got great characterization and feelings, and you can feel the weight that's sitting on Dick's shoulders by the end of Depths.

Fandom Category: Young Justice
Pairing: Artemis Crock/Wally West
Fic Title: it takes a heap of living
Author: kittu9
Link: Here.
Rating/Warning(s): None.
Genre: Established Relationship, Humor. Babyfic, of a sort.
WIP?: None.

Why This Must Be Read: Because Wally west being incredibly great with kids will never not be something great, and because it fits in beautifully with season two canon and the domestic bliss version of Wally and Artemis we haven't seen nearly enough of. Basically, it's amazing.
Lizard

Grimm, 2 Recs, Juliette Silverton/Nick Burkhardt

This is a new fandom for me - not my newest, but in the newest three.

Fandom Category: Grimm
Pairing: Juliette Silverton/Nick Burkhardt
Fandom #: 11
Special Recs: 46-47

Fic Title: What I Need From You
Author: DizzyDrea
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/426403/chapters/716565
Rating/Warning(s): K+/T
Genre: Romance, Confessions
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 46

Why This Must Be Read: This story is an account on what happens when Nick has to come clean to Juliette about...well, everything. I enjoyed this story because Juliette acts naturally - or what I think would be naturally. She's disappointed, but she doesn't lose it or get all ticked off. She lets her brain work with her heart - she doesn't shut off her logic just because of the surprise.

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