September 6th, 2015

blithers

"Heart Like a Socket" by Kyra (NC-17)

Fandom: New Girl
Pairing: Jessica Day/Nick Miller
Title: Heart Like a Socket
Author: Kyra
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/943649
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Word Count/WIP?: 34k, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: Nick and Jess get married for insurance reasons during Nick’s cancer scare in season one, and their relationship goes AU from that point. This fic was written for the Het Big Bang in 2013, and it’s such a fantastic, funny, slow burn, fake-married (yes!), sharing-a-bed (yes!!!) story of trope-y goodness, leavened with this poignant, underlying sense of pining and angst and real emotion. I’ve re-read this story multiple times over the years - I can’t say enough how much I love it.
dmmd re:connect Clear w/umbrella

Cater to the Hollow, by Asher Monroe (E)

[special rec 4/20]

Fandom: Pretty Little Liars
Pairing: Mona Vanderwaal/Caleb Rivers
Title: Cater to the Hollow
Author: Asher Monroe (OneHundredSuns)
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/803021
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit; Dubious Consent
Word Count/WIP?: 5,069
Recced on LiveJournal By: eevilalice

Why This Must Be Read: I'm a hardcore Hanna/Caleb shipper, but I also like fics that tread on the "bad, dirty, wrong" side (in the words of the A/N). Mona is her crazy, brilliant, manipulative self, and Caleb is being his protective and therefore angry self, caught and really, really not wanting to like fulfilling Mona's indecent proposal, but unable to help it.

...and I need another new tag, for the ship. Thanks!