October 6th, 2012

rosa isn't here right now

Day 05: Fullmetal Alchemist, 2 recs, Riza Hawkeye/Roy Mustang

Day 05 - A fic with the best kiss/sex scene. Note: I use 'kiss' and 'sex' in a... creative... sense.

The one with the 'kiss':
Fandom Category: Fullmetal Alchemist
Pairing: Riza Hawkeye/Roy Mustang
Fic Title: Orders
Author: annwyd
Link: Orders
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: General
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Short, sweet, and one of my favourite interpretations of what 'kiss' really means for these two. It hits my ~speaking without words~ kink in all the best ways.

The one with the 'sex':
Fandom Category: Fullmetal Alchemist (anime)
Pairing: Riza Hawkeye/Roy Mustang
Fic Title: Bound by Fire
Author: annwyd
Link: Bound by Fire
Rating/Warning(s): R. Non-explicit sex, bondage
Genre: Sex
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: For something that's more ficlet than fic, and non-explicit, it still manages to pack a hell of a lot of humour and heat, and, still in the same 500 words, add in some aching character development.

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darcy & lizzie

Day 1 & 2 - Multi Fandom/Pairing, 2 Recs

Day 01 - A fic for your current favorite ship. (I had such a hard time with this one! I have so many ships I'm favoriting it was hard to choose, but since OUaT just started up again...)

Fandom Category: Once Upon a Time
Pairing: Snow White/Prince Charming
Fic Title: a century is all we need
Author: possibilist
Link: ff.net
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Romance, Hurt/Comfort
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This draws a beautiful parallel between the pairing in FTL and in our world and shows an AU if James and Snow had grown up together.

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Day 6: Phase, by SLynn, (T/PG-13)

Day 06 - A fic with the most heartbreaking scene.

Fandom Category: The Avengers
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Clint Barton
Fic Title: Phase
Author: SLynn
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/497316
Rating/Warning(s): T/PG-13. Warnings for discussions about mind-control/brainwashing
Genre: Aaaaaangst, Post-movie
WIP?: This story is complete in and of itself, but is part of a larger ongoing series that can be found here. It does work as a stand-alone read though.

Why This Must Be Read: I felt this story like a punch to the gut. Everything about this fic is heartbreaking--Natasha's backstory (which is written and presented with great skill), Clint's reactions, Steve and Tony being unfortunate observers of this particular trainwreck, and especially the last scene in the story. Just...utterly devastating to read, knowing how much Clint and Natasha have been through together, and then to see them having to take opposite sides, both for valid and understanding, if frustrating, reasons. The rest of the series is worth reading as well. There's fantastic Clint backstory, an intriguing treatment of how the team is learning to negotiate team dynamics and trust, and some truly wonderful characterizations.
tony & pepper: congress

Day 6: Lying Tongues by mekosuchinae (NC-17)

Fandom Category: Thor
Pairing: Sif/Loki
Fic Title: Lying Tongues
Author: mekosuchinae
Link: http://mekosuchinae.livejournal.com/256271.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 / sex
Genre: Drama, Pre-Canon
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: The sex scene in this piece breaks my heart every time I read it, with Loki so absolutely certain that Sif will never return his feelings. mekosuchinae does a amazing job showing the complexity of their relationship, and this piece serves as a wonderful prologue to the events of the movie.

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[Murdoch Mysteries] William/Julia - In t

Day Six: Hello, Goodbye by day_dream_girl (PG)

Day 06 - A fic with the most heartbreaking scene.

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Donna Noble/The Doctor
Fic Title: Hello, Goodbye
Author: day_dream_girl
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG, character death
Genre: drama, romance, AU
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: The beginning of this fic is definitely heartbreaking and you better have tissues with you when you read it. After, it picks up, and it's a really beautiful fic. Day_dream_girl had really captured the characters perfectly. It's a must read. Oh, and the author has qualified this as AU, because given the characters, it can't be anything else now, really. ;)