Pairing: Jim Kirk/Nyota Uhura
Fic Title: Hey Sugar, Are you Rationed?
Why This Must Be Read:
Summary:"World War 2 looms over the horizon as Uhura manages the daily trials of her Montmartre jazz café and the motley crew of entertainers and expats that hold it together. When a wounded young man shows up on her doorstep, thing's don't get any easier."
Historical AUs run a risk of having some problematic treatment of themes, but this is actually a well-researched and semi-nonfictional portrait of familiar characters set against the backdrop of Paris in 1940, transposing them into our history and the very real problems of people living in that time period. It is also the type of character-sensitive K/U fic there isn't nearly enough of. The love story here is fittingly bittersweet, but Uhura's relationship with McCoy is also a memorable one.