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Shipper Manifesto: Ray Barnett/Neela Rasgotra, ER

Fandom: ER
Pairing: Ray Barnett/Neela Rasgotra

Blurb: Ray and Neela were the-besties-who-fell-for-each-other sort. They worked together, and eventually became roommates due to financial circumstances--and then the fates, or rather the retarded writers of the show, conspired to keep them apart. It took four years and a lot of crap to get the "..." of them. And since we didn't get much of it onscreen, thank goodness for fanfic.




Fic Rec #1: New Favorite
Author: lowriseflare
Link: livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13; Set during Seasons 11 and 12.

Why This Must Be Read: This type of genius is why we all read and crave fanfic--this story gives us the meat of a fictional relationship that captured our minds and hearts that the original authors didn't couldn't be bothered to flesh out for us. This fic will remind you why fanfiction was ever invented in the first place.




Fic Rec #2: Yes, I'm Cold
Author: lowriseflare
Link: livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13; Mid-Season 12 fic

Why This Must Be Read: The exploration of how and when Ray started to see Neela as a chick. (And how Neela starts to see him as a boy, and hates herself for it.)




Fic Rec #3: One of My Kind
Author: lowriseflare
Link: livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13; Mid- to late-Season 12 fic

Why This Must Be Read: Ray's POV as Neela rushes headlong into marriage.




Fic Rec #4: Just Hopeless Enough
Author: lowriseflare
Link: livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13; Late-season 12 fic

Why This Must Be Read: Because being in Ray and Neela's apartment is so real here.




Fic Rec #5 Distance Between
Author: anxietygrrl
Link: livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13; Post-episode fic

Why This Must Be Read: This is post episode fic for 15x05 "Haunted," i.e. the episode where Ray came back and turned Neela down when she served herself up on a silver platter. But really she deserved it, and this fic sort of examines how they both want something that they are unsure they can create together. It leaves you with just the right amount of hopeangst. *g*




Fic Rec #6: Egeo
Author: lowriseflare
Link: livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17; Post-episode fic for 15x05 "Haunted."

Why This Must Be Read: Because this should have happened, dammit!




Fic Rec #7: Cicatrices
Author: blu4vr
Link: livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): R; Post-series fic.

Why This Must Be Read: First of all, cicatrice means new tissue that forms over a wound and later contracts into a scar. Just the title alone has so many meanings--remember, Ray is the victim of a tragic accident that took both of his legs from about the mid-thigh down. It's simply gorgeous and addresses all of the crap between these two characters all the while depicting their great love for one another. A treasured gem, and a must read.




Fic Rec #8: Steady Now
Author: anxietygrrl
Link: Steady Now
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17; Post-series fic

Why This Must Be Read: Another version of what happens once Neela gets to Baton Rouge, not as angsty as it is hopeful, but after everything, sometimes you need less angst. Excellent characterization and sweet lovemaking.




Fic Rec #9: 31 Drabbles
Author: anxietygrrl
Link: livejournal
Rating/Warning(s): PG; Post-series fic

Why This Must Be Read: I like drabbles because the author has to be concise with their word choosing. This is simply beautiful for that fact, as well as capturing the characters perfectly and painting a future that you want them to have.




Fic Rec #10: Finochietto (and) And Our Cracking Bones Make Noise
Author: lowriseflare
Link: livejournal-1 livejournal-2
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17; Post-series fic

Why This Must Be Read: These were the first fics by this author that I ever read, and I remember feeling like she had captured the characters so well, there was no need for me to ever try myself. So good.

[Note to the mods: I tried to add a Neela/Ray tag, but it wouldn't let me. I did try!]
Tags: fandom: er, ship: neela rasgotra/ray barnett, special: manifesto
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