Fic Title: seeing your world from the outside
Special Rec: 19/31
Why This Must Be Read: While there's something to be said for a Disney ending -- the hero and heroine riding (swimming?) off into the sunset, good vanquishing evil, happily ever after's for all -- there's also something refreshing about reading a story about what what came after the after. In this story, Northlight shows us an Ariel who's beginning to realise that while she may have got everything she wanted, maybe she didn't quite understand what those wants were. Well written, this story will make you think about what happens when the music stops.