March 1st, 2014

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No more than reason by jamjar, Much Ado About Nothing

Special Rec: #1
Fandom Category: Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare
Pairing: Beatrice/Benedick
Fic Title: No more than reason
Author: jamjar
Link: On AO3
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Romance, Post-Canon Slice of Life
WIP?: No
Why This Must Be Read: In this fic, Beatrice is pregnant, and a Godfather for the child must be found - it explores in a more realistic fashion the ramifications of decisions made in canon that Shakespeare had glossed over, while showcasing Beatrice and Benedick's blissful married life. Benedick & Beatrice's witty rivalry forms much of the backbone for theatre's enduring love for this particular Shakespearean comedy, and jamjar deftly shows that for all the deep and abiding love they develop between them, the sly bantering doesn't cease post-marriage. In fact, word-play often serves as foreplay, or in showing their care for each other.

A truly delightful read.