November 19th, 2014


'Third Time Lucky' by maegfan (T)

Fandom Category: The Last Ship
Pairing: Rachel Scott/Tom Chandler
Fic Title: Third Time Lucky
Author: Maegfen
Rating/Warning(s): T; angst, mourning, canon character death
Word Count/WIP?: 3.2K
Recced By: raktajinos

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is perfect. Completely perfect. So go read it. Hahah. Maegfan takes a 'three times' approach here, with three times they kissed as the structure of the story. It takes place a few months after the season final; Mrs Chandler is dead and Tom has been mourning her. Seeing this strong, beautiful, devoted husband mourn is heartbreaking but it's important to see him go through it. To feel him go through it, and the friendship with Rachel that supports him. Then slowly, over time, for that friendship to turn into more. There's no infidelity or anything, which I love. It's organic, honest, and captures both of them to a tee. It's just perfect.

mods, if I could please have some new tags that'd be awesome. thanks.