November 27th, 2012

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A Wolf's Cry by Katri1 (PG-13)

Fandom Category: The Sentinel
Pairing: Carolyn Plummer/Jim Ellison
Fic Title: A Wolf's Cry
Author: Katri1
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6804315/1/A_Wolfs_Cry
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13/ Physical abuse against a child
Genre: Hurt/Comfort, Family
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 19 of 22

Why This Must Be Read: What I love about this story is that we get to see a loving marriage between Carolyn and Jim; you can tell they truly care about each other, which is very rare in this fandom. I love Carolyn and Jim in this story as they work as a team to figure out why Jim keeps having dreams that he needs to help a young wolf before it is too late. Plus Blair as a kid is super cute, without being annoying.
Deeks/Kensi

Revenge, by El-Maybonics (M)

Fandom Category: NCIS: Los Angeles
Pairing: Kensi Blye/Marty Deeks
Fic Title: Revenge
Author: El-Maybonics
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8271155/1/Revenge
Rating/Warning(s): M for sexual situations (the last chapter only)
Genre: Case, Romance
WIP?: Complete, but the sequel, Privileges, is currently in progress.

Why This Must Be Read: It had me at casefic and kept me with the ship. Or maybe it was the other way around. Either way! It has plot, action, team, twists and turns. Then add a heaping helping of ship - banter, flirting, pushing the boundaries. It's like a weekly episode with the K/D flirting bumped up by a zillion.

If you're into the adult content, the sequel will be right up your alley, so check that out too.

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"Anything you wanna share?" said Callen.

"Nope," she said.

Callen turned to Sam, and as one their faces lit up. "Guessing game," they cried in unison.

"Okay," began Callen. "Let's see. I'm gonna put money on you, having a date last night. And since you're not smiling, I'm guessing it didn't go well? Did he tell you he was gay?"

"No," said Kensi, not looking up.

"But it didn't go well?"

"There was no date," she clarified.

"Okay, Sam, you're up," said Callen, moving around the desk and taking his seat opposite the still-empty desk of their liaison.

Sam tented his fingers before him, observing the woman for a few moments intently. The big man's focus was unnerving, but Kensi felt determined not to let it get to her. She ignored him. Eventually, he spoke; "You found out that there was a pseudo-sequel to Titanic, and this is the aftermath of watching it?"

"No," she said.

"I really thought that would be it," said Callen. "There were roadworks outside your apartment, working all night?"

"No."

"They were all out of your favourite donuts?" tried Sam.

"No," she sighed.

"Top Model got cancelled?" This from Callen.

Kensi didn't even bother to respond to that one.

"Okay, my turn," said Sam. "You dreamt you were kissing Deeks?"

"What?" she sputtered, before she could contain herself. "No-I- but-!" She snorted with laughter "That is just- the least likely thing- ever to happen!"

"Good save," came a voice from behind them.

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The Abbey by Frea_O (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Downton Abbey
Pairing: Mary Crawley/Matthew Crawley, John Bates/Anna Smith, hint of Sybil Crawley/Tom Branson
Fic Title: The Abbey
Author: Frea_O
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/431176/chapters/729020
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13/T - some violence and language
Genre: AU, action, drama, humor
WIP?: Nope

Why This Must Be Read: This is Downton Abbey as a spy thriller, and it is awesome. The premise is that Mary has gone rogue from her family's security agency (known as "The Abbey"), and Matthew is recruited to hunt her down and bring her back. The plot has the proper number of twist and turns for a spy thriller, almost all of the Downton characters show up in clever and fitting ways, and Matthew and Mary have a wonderful Nick and Nora-type banter that makes this story an absolute joy to read. My only disappointment is that this isn't part of a series yet, because I would happily read a hundred more stories set in this AU.