November 8th, 2014

Harvest Fest, wickedground, Leslie/Ben

"The Measure of All Things" by Abraxas (T)

Fandom Category: Justified
Pairing: Ava Crowder/Boyd Crowder
Fic Title: The Measure of All Things
Author: Abraxas
Link: at AO3
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 22k words, complete
Recced By: cypanache

Why This Must Be Read: In keeping with the "I've been meaning to rec this" challenge.  I read this story a few years ago, but its one I constantly come back to.  I'm a sucker for a good gap-fill and this one absolutely delivers.  Abraxas traces Ava and Boyd's relationship from the end of the season 1 finale through the length of season 2, filling in all those unspoken moments between these two with a deft hand.  Both are beautifully in character, and Ava in particular is given wonderful depth and backstory.