October 15th, 2012

rosa isn't here right now

Day 15: The Planets by Quagga (Teen)

Day 15 - A fic that convinced you of a pairing you previously hated.

Fandom Category: Fullmetal Alchemist (anime)
Pairing: Winry Rockbell/Roy Mustang
Fic Title: The Planets
Author: Quagga
Link: The Planets
Rating/Warning(s): Teen. Violence. Mentioned character death. AU (doesn't consider the movie).
Genre: Angst/Romance/Futurefic
WIP?: No. Completed MC.

Why This Must Be Read: During a time of war, Winry gets a strange, desperate visitor in the night.

Ok, so before I read this story, the idea of Roy being paired with anyone but Riza was something I did not want and blocked out of my mind, and I'm a multishipper by nature too. But this story. There's so much intensity, character exploration, and even a strong plot, for all that it's primarily a drama. This story peels back everything you assume about Roy and Winry and it is both painful and astonishing.

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Day Fifteen: Combine and Complement by hardly_loquacious (G)

Day 15 - A fic that convinced you of a pairing you previously hated.

Fandom Category: Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane
Fic Title: Combine and Complement
Author: hardly_loquacious/h_loquacious
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Romance, friendship
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: First, I have to say that I didn't hate Jane/Lisbon, I just didn't see it. Then, this fic was written for the 2012 het_bigbang, and I have to say that I read it because there were so few fics for my pairings, I needed something else to read. And I picked this one because it's a show and characters that I love. This fic is beautifully written, they're all in-character, and really, it's just like watching the show. This is how they would act in the show. I have to say that yes, this fic helped me ship these two, so, if like me, you're unconvinced about Jane/Lisbon, give this fic a try!