November 2nd, 2012

Natalie

Two Forever Knight Recs, Natalie Lambert/Nick Knight

Fandom Category: Forever Knight
Pairing: Natalie Lambert/Nick Knight
Fic Title: Coming Home
Author: Mary Combs
Link:http://home.earthlink.net/~combsmfk/Coming%20Home.htm
Rating/Warning(s): PG/ Vampirism
Genre: Romance, hurt/comfort, supernatural
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 2 of 22

Why This Must Be Read: This story is the happy ending I have always wanted for this traditonally tragic pairing. Coming Home starts after the series finale, Nick returns and Natalie is waiting. I loved how determined Natalie is to take care of a very weakened Nick and how resolved she is about how this time it will all be different between the two of them. Her strength of will, and the depth of their love see them through, to their earned happy ending! :D

Fandom Category: Forever Knight
Pairing: Natalie Lambert/Nick Knight
Fic Title: Slippery
Author: Amilyn
Link:http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1441222/1/Slippery#
Rating/Warning(s): PG/ Domestic violence
Genre: Drama, Supernatural
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 3 of 22

Why This Must Be Read: Author's summary:Nick shoved Natalie aside and headed for the door; they were not nearly finished and she'd be damned if she'd let him walk away. This story is so well written, about a very tough subject. Amilyn's story made me take a hard look at some of the darker more dysfunctional aspects of Nick and Natalie's relationship and how it could have all gone horribly wrong. But I think that it also transcends the show in that fact that if you took out the supernatural aspects it reads like an abusive relationship in a downward spiral. Both Nick and Natalie keep repeating the same patterns unable or unwilling to change. As you can tell I loved it. Give it a chance you won't regret it.
bucky

Star Trek Voyager, two reccs, Janeway/Chakotay

Both of these fics are by the same author, take place post-Endgame and actually have some of the same secondary characters in both, but they are standalone stories.

Fandom Category: Star Trek Voyager
Pairing: Janeway/Chakotay, background Chakotay/Seven, Janeway/OFC
Fic Title: The Heart of the Moment
Author: Young_Khaleesi
Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/528714
Rating/Warning(s): 14A, language and heartbreak, but no triggers
Genre: angst, romance
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: This is Khaleesi's take on the 'stuck-in-a-tubolift' trope that can single-handedly support this pairing. But I promise you've never read an interpretation like this. Taking place 10 months after Voyager gets home, it catches up with our starcrossed lovers who are now estranged and kind of hate each other. A series of happenstance turbolift meetings force them to deal with each other. Its heartbreaking, omg will your heart break for these two, Young_Khaleesi just keeps throwing the angst at you in such a believable and honest way. It ends up being a remarkable character study of these two people and how they are their own worst enemies. There is a happy ending, but the angst and tears to get you there is really the joy of this story.


Fandom Category: Star Trek Voyager
Pairing: Janeway/Chakotay, Tom/Belanna, background Chakotay/Seven, Janeway/OFC
Fic Title: One Single Step
Author: Young_Khaleesi
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/343035/chapters/556306
Rating/Warning(s): 14A, violence, language
Genre: action/adventure, angst, romance, political thriller
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: I've had this very long story (over 72000 words) loaded on my phone and I read a few chapters in bed each night before I went to bed....but last night I stayed up way too late finishing this epic. Its AMAZING. Like the other story, this catches up with the Voyager crew 10 months after they get home and Janeway/Chakotay are estranged. This story is packed full of angst and romance as these two manage to get their crap together all while there is this quadrant-spanning political mystery tying the story together. While I was swept up in the romance, its the primary action plotline that really gets you. There's double-crosses and several swept-the-rug-out-from-under-you moments. Plus there's Janeway creating a whole heck of a mess with the Temporal Prime Directive (and we all love that right). The secondary characters are wonderfully created, she creates an entire believable world in this epic story.