February 9th, 2014

bucky

'Maybe It's...' by airspaniel, E (Torchwood)

Special Rec #: 7
Fandom Category: Torchwood
Pairing: Toshiko Sato/John Hart
Fic Title: Maybe It’s...
Author: airspaniel
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/156931
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit; genderplay,
Genre: PWP
WIP?: nope

Why This Must Be Read: Torchwood is like a shipper’s candy store; ship everyone with everything. I love Tosh and I love John, so hell, let’s ship them. This one-shot is really hot and makes it believable as to why/how they’d actually get down to it. It’s not romantic, it’s not happy, it’s just these two characters coming together for a good queer-infused time. They are both really in character and its just wickedly delightful to read. You’ll ship them after this too….if you aren’t already.
T70sS: J/H - circle

"Five Times Oliver Held Felicity (And The One Time She Held Him)" by ageless_aislynn (T)

Fandom Category: Arrow
Pairing: Felicity Smoak/Oliver Queen
Fic Title: Five Times Oliver Held Felicity (And The One Time She Held Him)
Author: ageless_aislynn
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1176855/
Rating/Warning(s): Teen and Up Audiences
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: The characterization of Oliver in this is superb with the author highlighting all of Oliver's insecurities about starting a romantic relationship with Felicity. The author shows his evolving maturity and progresses his relationship with Felicity in the exact way I hope to see it on the show. Add painstakingly beautiful writing and this fic captures all that I love about this couple.

In all of the time they'd known each other, she'd ended up in his arms one way or another. But he ended up in hers at long last.
bucky

'Into Focus' by jaq_of_spades, E (Veronica Mars)

Special Rec #: 8
Fandom Category: Veronica Mars
Pairing: Veronica Mars/Eli Navarro
Fic Title: Into Focus
Author: jaq_of_spades
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/506140 *and* its part of a series, which you can find here
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit; voyeurism, infidelity, mentions of Veronica/Duncan
Genre: romance, world building, AU
WIP?: nope

Why This Must Be Read: To be sure, this is a hot hot fic, but the world building in this short piece just makes you want more. Told through the eyes of Eli's niece (who was in the show as a child but Jaq adds such depth to the teenaged character that she feels like a fully realized character in her own right) its a touching, heartbreaking, veronica-mars-y future-AU that just really works.

"Once more the world shifts, sharpens, and snaps into focus, but this time, I wish it hadn't. Sometimes the truth hurts too much."