Pairing: Caroline Forbes/Damon Salvatore
Fic Title: Unfinished Sympathy
Author: Caramel Charm
Rating/Warning(s): M, AU, mind-control, abuse
Why This Must Be Read: The world knows about vampires, a plague has wiped out a good percentage of the population, and human!Caroline's in college when Damon shows up to ruin her life for reasons unknown. What's not to love? But really, the main thing I admire about this story is that there's a big, world-in-peril plot but it takes place almost entirely in the background. It works beautifully as a plot device, keeping the reader thinking, and it also gives Caroline and Damon the space they need to be main characters.