Pairing: Cleao "Cleo" Everlasting/Krylancelo "Orphen" Finrandi
Fic Title: It's in the Blood
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, violence, some adult themes. Orphen is a moron about feelings.
Genre: romance, family, kinda AU.
WIP?: nope. There is a sequel but this one IS a WIP, and abandoned by the looks of it.
Special Rec: 25/30
Why This Must Be Read: I can't really pinpoint why I like this fic so much. It's my go to fic for the (tiny tiny) fandom, especially for the characterisations of Cleo's sister and mother. Super awesome ladies, those Everlasting ladies are. (More of them in the sequel, fyi.) Cleo and Orphen are perfectly in character--they are like two kids in the playground throwing sand at each other to hide how MUCH they care--but there is growth here and you can see just how deeply they do care. Interesting interpretations of these characters pasts, I love that it focuses not only on Cleo and Orphen but on the anime's other characters as well, even adds a few of it's own.