October 16th, 2012

rosa isn't here right now

Day 16: White Dog Night by Nate Grey (Teen)

Day 16 - An epic fic.

Fandom Category: Naruto
Pairing: Hyuuga Hinata/Uzumaki Naruto
Fic Title: White Dog Night (series)
Author: Nate Grey
Link: White Dog Night
Rating/Warning(s): Teen. Disturbing family dynamics. Major character death. AU.
Genre: Action/Adventure/Romance
WIP?: No. Completed MC (though the series itself is ongoing).

Why This Must Be Read: Kiba gives his life to save Hinata, and she and Akamaru must unite to save each other. But with the biggest threat to their lives being her own clan, the only safe place for a shy girl and her little white dog may be outside Konoha's gates...

This isn't the sort of story that normally gets labelled an 'epic', I think, because it's so tightly centred on one character and her development, but I think this qualifies because of its unparalleled look at clan politics -- and the range of emotions that come with them. The author writes human nature more than he writes fanfiction, progressing the characters without it ever once seeming forced or unnatural but definitely including a dollop of humour, and that is something that makes me love the story so much.

This is actually a series of stories. The other multichapters are:
Hyuuga Secret Arts (completed, which can be read concurrently with WDN)
Rise of the Rokudaime (complete, set during WDN)
Building Clan Uzumaki (oneshot series)

There are also two sequels that feature the next generation and seem to be going in the femmslash direction (though with plenty of het too).

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[LOCI] Bobby/Alex

Day Sixteen: Demon Shadows by InfinityStar (PG-13)

Day 16 - An epic fic.

Fandom Category: Law and Order: Criminal Intent/Lie to Me
Pairing: Alex Eames/Bobby Goren
Fic Title: Demon Shadows
Author: InfinityStars
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, some violence
Genre: Drama, Romance
WIP?: Yes (but updated regularly)

Why This Must Be Read: First, the author have listed it as a crossover, and I've done the same here, but truth be told, the characters from Lie to Me don't come in until 50K words in. Second, there are a lot of epic fic for this pairing out there, but this is one of my favourite. InfinityStars really know how to write them in-character, and she's a great story-teller. She keeps us on the edge of our seats both with the main story, but also with Goren/Eames. It's an amazing fic, and I urge you to check her other stories. ;)