June 9th, 2014

More Than Memory , Arwen/Aragorn, LOTR, PG

Fandom Category:Lord Of The Rings
Pairing: Arwen/Aragorn
Fic Title: More Than Memory
Author: chocholatequeen
Rating/Warning(s): G
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read:Long, juicy,well plotted over a quite original premise, sporting a particularly good characterization of Aragorn' more human side. The story all revolves around one question : what does make yourself *your* self, once your memories are gone, and your looks are no longer your looks? And Most importantly ... can those you love recognize you somehow, even when you don't recognize yourself? Here Arwen is deadly wounded by orcs right before she can reunite with a victorious Aragorn at the end of the war ...Elrod is forced to send her swiftly to the Undying Lands in hope that her life can still be saved, even knowing she will no longer able to return. Moved by Arwen's grief and concerned that Aragorn is closing his heart off, the Valar offer both a second chance, but with a catch - Arwen is to be delivered back to Gondor as a memory-less mortal woman with no resemblance to her original self and like in a fairy tale, only if king Elassar can love her again, her memory and appeareance can be restored.
So you get a broodier Aragorn, determined to not betray the memory of his perfect love and prone to fits of self-reclusion, but still reluctantly protective of this family-less maiden that just happened on him, a proud and fierce Arwen who has no idea of who she is but still tries to live with the feelings bubbling up toward her king, and philosophical exploration of what makes a soul and what is love. Truly a beautiful work.

Till The End Of My Days by lostinthesun, the mother/ted mosby, HIMYM

Fandom Category: How I Met Your Mother
Pairing: Tracy McConnell/Ted Mosby
Fic Title: Till The End Of My Days
Author: LostInTheSun
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1571111
Rating/Warning(s): PG14
Genre: Romance, aganst,
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: A series of snapshots of Tracy and Ted 's life together ripe with cutess, romanticism, aganst ... a bit of everything as the story follows the couple from the early, playful beginning of their relationship down to the darkness of Tracy's illness.My personal favorite scene was Ted's dialogue with Tracy's grave, that was a)Very Ted Mosby b)gratifying as it is supposed to take place after the reunion with Robin that is explained and ... sorts of introduced in a way that I found amusing c)ties back to the series moving theme that Ted was always moving toward meeting The Mother bringing it full cycle with the idea that he now trusts that she is waiting for him on the other side.This is a fic that aside portraying Ted/Tracy as couple quite well, also distinguishes itself for giving justice to that certain quirkiness of character they shared.