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The Mentalist, Nine Recs, Lisbon/Jane

So I admit, I saved this pairing for last. They're my favorite ship at the moment, and I could probably put together an entire month's worth of recs just for them. A few of my very favorites have already been recced, so I definitely suggest going back through the tags. Anyway, here are the last of my recs for the month and a few bonus recs because I couldn't help myself :)



Fandom Category: The Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane
Fic Title: Persuasion
Author: hardly loquacious
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Romance, Drama, Casefic
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 26/31

Why This Must Be Read: Yes, this is a loose Jane Austen adaptation, but it's not an AU fic. Lisbon betrays Jane's trust in order to take Red John down without Jane ending up either dead or in prison. A year later, a case forces them to work together again. The adaptation of Jane Austen's character plot works SO very well for Jane and Lisbon, as does the tone of the original novel. The case is interesting and only adds to the character plot. This fic is incredibly well-planned and well-developed. And I'm actually one of the people mentioned in the Author's Note in the first chapter, the contingent who is convinced that Lisbon is more a Persuasion person than P&P. As a bonus, this includes Jane's very own modernized version of The Letter -- on an origami frog.



Fandom Category: The Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane
Fic Title: Alone, Together
Author: anthropologist
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Angst
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 27/31

Why This Must Be Read: Even though this is a relatively short fic, it does a lot with mood just in terms of style and sentence structure. It's very blunt, very real, and incredibly powerful.



Fandom Category: The Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane
Fic Title: it's just a moment of change
Author: trustingno1
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Romance, Humor
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 28/31

Why This Must Be Read: The dialogue in this is absolutely spot-on. This fits perfectly with the lighter, fun moments we get on the show. An absolutely great example of Jane/Lisbon banter, which is harder to come by in fic than you might think.



Fandom Category: The Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane
Fic Title: Red Stains
Author: Alamo Girl
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Drama, Angst, Friendship, Romance-ish (if you squint)
WIP?: Yes, but each chapter is a standalone & it's still being updated.
Special Rec: 29/31

Why This Must Be Read: Summary - The 7 Deadly Sins are said to be a plague on the human soul. For Jane and Lisbon, this may be the literal truth. This fic looks at some of the darker aspects of the characters, which is natural given its premise, without veering off into soap opera territory and avoiding some of the cliches you might expect with sins such as jealousy or lust.



Fandom Category: The Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane
Fic Title: Seeing Red
Author: Aquila1
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Friendship.
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 30/31

Why This Must Be Read: This fic has nothing to do with the episode by the same name (1x07), thankfully. Instead, this is a post-ep to 2x08 -- the Bosco follow up that many of us wanted but never got. One of the best argument scenes ever written between Jane and Lisbon in fic, and in spite of everything that happens between them, Jane just genuinely cares for her so much in this.



Fandom Category: The Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane
Fic Title: Seek, And Ye Shall Find // Cast the First Stone
Author: yaba
Link: Part I / Part II
Rating/Warning(s): R, sexual situations in part II
Genre: Angst, Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 31/31

Why This Must Be Read: A two part exploration that first deals with Lisbon's emotions after Bosco's death and then Jane's emotions when Lisbon goes around him to bring Red John down. One of the more unique Red John resolutions that's been written by far.



Annnnd, while I have your attention. Three more, and by doing so I think I've managed to rec at least one story by most of my favorite authors in the fandom.


Fandom Category: The Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane
Fic Title: Antigone
Author: Cathartes
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, kind of dark
Genre: Tragedy, Angst
WIP?: No
Special Rec: Bonus

Why This Must Be Read: If I try to talk about this fic, I'll give it all away and ruin it, so I will just leave you with the summary - Between the living and the dead, there can be no competition.



Fandom Category: The Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane
Fic Title: Jealous Women
Author: Gatekeeper
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Romance, Humor
WIP?: No
Special Rec: Bonus

Why This Must Be Read: Short, sweet glimpse into the future where Jane's Couch is the only third party Jane and Lisbon have to worry about.



Fandom Category: The Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane
Fic Title: 25 Departures
Author: YellowRosesAndHearts
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Friendship, Romance if you squint
WIP?: No
Special Rec: Bonus

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is a little bit outdated in terms of canon information (we learn in S2 that Rigsby has been with the team for five years, for example), but it does fill in the pre-canon gap rather nicely in terms of establishing team relationships as we see them in S1. There are a handful of chapters that have to do with Cho and Rigsby (and then Van Pelt at the very end), but this is primarily a Jane/Lisbon fic. One of the best first meeting scenes I've read in fic by far.

Tags: fandom: mentalist, ship: teresa lisbon/patrick jane, special reccer: spyglass_
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