December 27th, 2016


Heroes, 3 recs, Claire Bennet/Sylar

Challenge 168
Category: Once and Future Fandoms

I used to watch Heroes and I shipped Sylar and Claire Bennet. It has been 6 years since it ended but I still ship SYLAIRE and I wonder what could have happened if Heroes had a 5th season (something separate from Heroes Reborn in that it would include the main characters especially Sylar and Claire).

Fandom: Heroes, Heroes Reborn
Pairing: Claire Bennet/Sylar
Title: Pacing The Cage
Author: eboleiul
Rating/Warning(s): Mature. Major Character Death but don't worry because it's a Post-Canon Fix-it fanfic.
Word Count/WIP?: 3,920. Complete.
Recced on LiveJournal By: devon380black

Why This Must Be Read: The first part of These Lives He Owes series. This is the perfect fanfic to connect what happened after Heroes ended to when Heroes Reborn began. Sylar secretly tries to keep Claire safe after she revealed the existence of EVOs at the end of Heroes.

I wish eboleiul wrote Heroes Reborn because this fanfic highlights what the series needed to bring back (Sylar and Claire, the immortal constants).

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Multi(Period Drama)fandom, 5 Recs, Various Pairings

Fandom: Les Misérables
Pairing: Éponine Thénardier/Enjolras
Title: Of Sand and Distant Shores
Author: Khismer
Link: AO3
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, AU
Word Count/WIP?: 48080, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: zantedesha
Special Rec: 18/31

Why This Must Be Read: I guess I wasn’t the only one to walk out of the cinema going a) poor Èponine and b) man, Aaron Tveit is fine! Of Sand and Distant Shores is a reimagination and continuation of Les Misérables with pirates, high seas, thwarted love – and Èponine, finally, turning into the heroine she always wanted to be, but did not have the courage to be before. 35 chapters is a bit of an investment, but it is worth it.

Éponine was displeased enough to be escorting Marius’ future bride on the voyage. Capture, even by such an odd crew as this, pushes her firmly into the category of outright incensed. Safe though they may be, she is caught, and Éponine doesn’t much like keeping.


Fandom: Les Misérables
Pairing: Éponine Thénardier/Enjolras
Title: At Dusk Through Narrow Streets
Author: unicornesque
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Word Count/WIP?: 15650, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: zantedesha
Special Rec: 19/31

Why This Must Be Read: Unlike the previous rec for this pairing, there's nothing AU about this (so; sadness abounds), but it is so beautifully written, a tragic ending only enhances it. Unicornesque uses classical literature as a promt for each of the seven chapters and the way she weaves those storylines together is masterful. Éponine as water and Enjolras as fire; the sense of dissolving into smoke and fog as the revolution rages on; the bitterness of love lost - At Dusk Through Narrow Street is a personal favourite of mine across fandoms.

There is a prince in a street rat's bedroom, but Éponine is too old now for fairytales.

She sinks into the mattress, as far away from him as the small space will allow, stealing a glance at his profile. The women of Paris like to giggle about his angel's face, but in this murky sea of gold and shadow his feature are thrown into odd relief, too harsh to be pretty.

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