December 26th, 2012

Just Dance

Something More by Monimala

Fandom Category: Scandal
Pairing: Abby Whelan/Stephen Finch
Fic Title: Something More
Author: Monimala
Rating/Warning(s): Mature, Domestic violence, Unrequited Love
Genre: Series, first seven episodes
Why This Must Be Read: Scandal is a marvelous series full of twists and turns. Abby was in an abusive marriage with Stephen helping her to escape. He is in love with her but knows that she needs to heal before they could have a relationship. ' His emotions are completely legitimate' but he's caught and knows that, despite his love for her, she is unable to look at any man without a touch of loathing.
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I need a Scandal tag and an Abby Whelan/Stephen Finch as well, please.

Yuletide 2012: The Balance of Affection by Anonymous (G)

Fandom Category: Enchanted Forest Chronicles
Pairing: Cimorene/Mendanbar
Fic Title: The Balance of Affection
Author: Anonymous (for now, per the rules of Yuletide)
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences
Genre: Comedy, romance, family togetherness (Is that a genre? I'm sure it should be.)
WIP?: Nope

Why This Must Be Read: I've loved the Enchanted Forest Chronicles since I was a teenager, but it always made me a little sad that in the last two books of the series there isn't much interaction betweene Cimorene and Mendanbar (who, personally, I think have one of the most equal, healthy, and loving relationships in fantasy literature). This fic goes a long way to curing me of that sadness. It is very much in the spirit of the series, and I loved seeing how time hasn't diminished Cimorene and Mendanbar's love for one another. I also loved the family moments in the story as well. There are a few bittersweet moments, but I smiled through most of the story, and laughed out loud a couple times as well. If you are a fan of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, this is a must read!

Dearest mods, may I have an Enchanted Forest Chronicles tage, as well as a Cimorene/Mendanbar tag? Thanks!

Pepper looking up

Yuletide 2012: Left All My Doubts on the Airplane by Anonymous (Covert Affairs, Explicit)

Fandom Category: Covert Affairs
Pairing: Annie Walker/Auggie Anderson
Fic Title: Left All My Doubts on the Airplane
Author: Anonymous for now
Link: click here
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit
Genre: Romance, Episode-like
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This was such a nice little gem I found while reading through Yuletide today. This one is for the Annie/Auggie lovers because it not only showcases them, but it feels like it could be part of Season 3 (so spoilers of course). Annie and Auggie both show their competence at what they do and there is very little angst, which I appreciated.

Yuletide 2012: Fragile Things by Jo Lasalle (General Audiences)

Fandom Category: Call the Midwife
Pairing: Chummy Browne/Peter Noakes
Fic Title: Fragile Things
Author: Jo Lasalle
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences
Genre: Curtainfic, fluff, babyfic, futurefic
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Call the Midwife, for those that don't know, is a BBC show based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth (the title of the show as well as a few other memoirs). It's about midwives working in the low-income East End of London in the 1950s. I adore Chummy. I can relate to her awkwardness, and I love that she's dedicated to working at Nonnatus House (where the midwives work) even when her mother disapproves. This fic looks at her life years after she gets married to Peter at the end of the first series, and it keeps the characters in character. If you like curtainfic and babyfic, you'll like this one.

Mods, I need tags for Call the Midwife and Chummy Browne/Peter Noakes. Thanks!