June 16th, 2016

dean

"Begin Again" by gryfndor_godess (PG-13)

Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Dean Winchester/Bela Talbot
Title: Begin Again
Author: gryfndor_godess
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2153079
Rating/Warning(s): T / PG-13 ; references to major character death
Word Count/WIP?: 13,215 ; complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: red_b_rackham

Why This Must Be Read: I've been reading through all gryfndor_godess's works because she is fantastic but this has to be my fav so far - seriously, you should drop everything and read this fic. Here's the summary: "A Knight of Hell is on the warpath. The Queen of Hell and a hunter seek the First Blade. The year is 3014." I honestly don't want to say too much without giving what happens away, but it's brilliant. This fic is original, unique, and incredibly well done. It's told from the POV of a character that doesn't know any of the history between "Cain" and Bela which allows the author to reveal things in perfectly doled out portions to keep the fic mysterious and intriguing. There's a fantastic emotional undercurrent and all the little details - from "current" references to story parallels to characterization of all the characters involved - come acorss effortless yet totally deliberate. And even when I thought I'd figured things out, some fantastic little twists came along to prove me wrong. This is the type of rare fic that goes in the "To Re-Read" pile. :D
SarkKing

Marvel Cinematic Universe, 3 Rule 63 recs, Sam/Steve & Steve/Bucky

Fandom: MCU
Pairing: girl!Sam Wilson/Steve Rogers
Title: Press
Author: mardia
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2076219
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 5932/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 69 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: In which the press is convinced girl!Sam and Steve are dating after they share the story of their meet-cute on national television. This is so sweet and lovely. Sam is so oblivious and Steve is so obviously smitten and their banter is cute and!!! Just. FEELINGS!!! There's also a podfic of this story by knight_tracer.


Pairing: girl!Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes
Title: Feast
Author: rageprufrock
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1514096
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 3824/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 70 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: This is just straight up smut--filthy, glorious smut--and it is hot LIKE FIRE, GOOD LORD. Also, the ending will make you scream with laughter.


Pairing: girl!Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes
Title: baby, it's a love story
Author: chatona
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2265249
Rating/Warning(s): M, Locked to registered users only
Word Count/WIP?: 1989/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 71 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: 5 times Bucky made Steph come and one time it was mutual. This is short but sweet, with a fair bit of feeeels and angst to go along with the sexy.
SarkKing

Protector of the Small, 4 recs, Kel/Dom & Kel/Faleron

Fandom: Protector of the Small series by Tamora Pierce
Pairing: Keladry of Mindelan/Domitan of Masbolle
Title: Run Away With Us For the Summer
Author: Chash
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5774035
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 6141/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 72 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: FAKE. DATING. MY WEAKNESS. This is a modern AU wherein Dom tries to get Kel to take a break from studying for the bar by going on vacation with him and his family and pretending to be his girlfriend so that his grandmother won't be disappointed in his bachelor ways. This was so good. The author got Kel and Dom so right and I legitimately giggled like a schoolgirl every time Dom went shirtless and Kel appreciated the view. :P

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Pairing: Keladry of Mindelan/Faleron of King's Reach
Title: What Are Friends For?
Author: AngeNoir
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4144275
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 4497/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 75 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Faleron's mother is after him to get married and make babies and Kel offers to pretend that Faleron is courting her to get his mother off his back. Unfortunately, Kel is completely unaware that Faleron has had a crush on her ever since they were pages... It's not overly romantic (more friends with benefits) but I really enjoyed it and it's got some nice humor.