Lord Peter WimseyPairing:
Harriet Vane/Peter WimseyTitle:
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blithersWhy This Must Be Read:
The fic for the Lord Peter books was excellent as a whole this Yuletide, and this story was by far my favorite of the bunch: it places Harriet and Peter in a universe where a person’s soulmate appears on their arm when they turn twenty-one, which means that the two end up meeting in much different circumstances (just after the events of Strong Poison
) and at very, very different (younger) times in both of their lives.
And it is SO. VERY. GOOD. I would never have thought an AU of these two characters without their entire messy, canonical history behind them could be so fascinating but it is
- reading this was like discovering a new facet of much-beloved characters to ship, which made my heart do summersaults. And the worldbuilding is amazing - expansive, wiggling its way into all the corners of the post-WWI time period, and affecting Peter’s cases. I only wish there was more to read in this AU 'verse.