Pairing: Damon/Elena [side pairings: Jeremy/Vicki, Caroline/Matt, Caroline/Tyler]
Fic Title: You Know I'm No Good
Rating/Warning(s): R (for adult themes, language, sexual situations) AU:No vampires/supernatural elements, timezone switch
Summary: Set in 1956-1957, Elena Gilbert is a high school senior. She's popular and she's got a square head on her shoulders. Recently, one of the guys in her brother Jeremy's greaser gang, Damon has been paying more attention to her than usual. She doesn't want to give him the time of day, but he's persistent.
Why This Must Be Read: For total and complete awesomeness, click the link! BadBoysareBest has written a handful of period pieces, and the way that she seamlessly slides the Vampire Diaries 'verse into the 50's is incredible - along with all the research into the details that she puts in, into things like terminology and even prices of things. She's funny and interesting and incredible with her attention to detail. Her characters are right on the money, from Elena's determined independence to Damon's total and utter fatalism. Although Stefan, for some reason, is nothing like television self.