October 5th, 2015

Always time for a cuppa

An Acceptable Arrangement by literatiwannabe

Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: Elizabeth Weir/John Sheppard
Title: An Acceptable Arrangement
Author: literatiwannabe
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3786691/1/An_Acceptable_Arrangement
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, no warnings
Word Count/WIP?: 30,262
Recced on LiveJournal By: seren_ccd
Summary: Austen!verse AU. John Sheppard, prominent businessman, has ventured to London to find a suitable diplomat for his company, Atlantis Trading and Shipping. OR, what happens when you take Jane Austen and SGA and mix them up. John/Elizabeth UST. COMPLETE

Why This Must Be Read: This is going on my trope bingo card under Arranged Marriage, however it's going there because it's a fun twist on the trope in that the two characters DO THE ARRANGING. And I have to apologize, because once again, this fic is nothing but UST. Seriously amazing, wonderful, well-written, smoldering, lovely UST that is not resolved. (One of these days I will rec a story that has resolved sexual tension, I promise.)

This is an SGA Regency!AU and it is wonderful. It has all the usual suspects and John and Elizabeth shine in this. They have so much respect and love for each other plus they just LIKE each other a lot. They have a wonderful friendship and the fic is just the perfect answer to a rainy day.

Also, if you want ladies being awesome and being friends - this is your fic! The friendships are an absolute delight to read and leaves you wanting so much more.
spooks - Harry/Ruth/Bench = ♥

Historical RPF, 5 x Elizabeth of York/Henry VII fics

For my Trope Bingo square "enemies to lovers":

Fandom: Historical RPF (15th C)
Pairing: Elizabeth of York/Henry VII of England
Title: This Endris Night
Author: ancarett
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/606317
Rating/Warning(s): G/ None
Word Count/WIP?: 2140
Recced on LiveJournal By: lost_spook

Why This Must Be Read: It's a well-written historical piece that feels fully grounded in the period, and a beautiful little story of cautious first steps to an understanding as Elizabeth and Henry steal a rare private moment from the formal wedding preparations to learn more about each other.

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Mods, fandom tags needed for Historical RPF (unless it's all just RPF?) and The White Queen plus a pairing tag for Elizabeth of York/Henry VII - thank you!
Bowie smirking

The Courtship Dance by PaintedGlass (T)

for my crack fic square

Fandom: Labyrinth
Pairing: Sarah Williams/Jareth
Title: The Courtship Dance
Author: PaintedGlass
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4566216
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 1,123
Recced on LiveJournal By: eevilalice

Why This Must Be Read: I won't spoil the terrific and hilarious surprise that comes halfway through this fic; just know that it's terrific and hilarious. Bonus Spice Girls!