January 7th, 2015


Yuletide Rec: After She Wakes by Fresne (Teen)

Fandom: The Tempest
Pairing: Miranda/Ferdinand
Title: After She Wakes
Author: fresne
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2844071
Rating/Warning(s): Teen/Nope
Word Count/WIP?: 1228
Recced By: honor_reid

Why This Must Be Read: Author's summary: In the palace she’d grown up in, when Miranda said, “I’m hungry,” food bustled into the room of its own will. The sheets pulled back on her bed. She wore what she wanted. She slept when she was tired and she ate when she was hungry. She ran when she wanted to run and she was still when she wanted to be still.

Milan was not much like that.

The Tempest is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays but I honestly have never thought about what life must have been like for Miranda after she left the island. This story is told from Miranda’s pov and the author does a brilliant job of conveying the culture shock she goes through. What I love is the journey Miranda goes on to find herself and her place in this new world.