January 17th, 2013

St Berry Hello

"Letters" by peanuts107 (PG)

Fandom Category: North & South(bbc)
Pairing: Margret Hale/John Thornton
Fic Title: Letters
Author: peanuts107
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3089037/1/North-and-South-letters
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: One shot Coda
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Based more on the book version, Letters is a beautifully written (both in-character and in-period) summery of Margret's journey to love, set as a letter to her dear cousin.
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The Price of a Smile by The Hinky Panda, (PG)

Fandom Category: Once Upon a Time
Pairing: Belle/Rumpelstiltskin
Fic Title: The Price of a Smile
Author: The Hinky Panda
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8590787/1/The-Price-of-a-Smile
Rating/Warning(s): PG.
Genre: AU, friendship, romance.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: This reads very much like a fairy tale. It's a surprisingly gentle story, and one wherein both Belle and Rumpelstiltskin (they're both in Fairy Tale Land, FYI) have a few moments out of time to just connect. It's AU and the characterization is a bit different, but there's a gentleness and peace to this story that's difficult for me to convey. Very much worth a read.