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Character Manifesto: Gillian Foster

Fandom: Lie to Me*
Character: Gillian Foster
Pairings Included in Manifesto: Cal Lightman/Gillian Foster


Blurb:

THE SHOW:
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If you don't know about this show (have you been living under a rock these past few years???), it is based upon Paul Ekman's work on microexpressions. The Lightman Group was created by Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) and Gillian Foster (Kelli Williams). Helped by two of their employees, Eli Loker (Brendan Hines) and Ria Torres (Monica Raymund), they tackle cases brought by their clients and find the truth, detect deception through the body language and microexpressions. Side stories also deals with Cal's teenage daughter, Emily.


THE WOMAN:
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Dr Gillian Foster is Cal Lightman's partner and best friend, since they met back in 2003. She is also the ex-wife of Alec Foster (as of season 2). Gillian is what we can call a REAL WOMAN, unlike some other female characters in other tv-shows. She loves to eat all kind of desserts.

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She's just gorgeous, especially when she embraces the Vegas:
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She has amazing outfits that I'd love to have:
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And when she finds clothes that she loves, she buys them in different colors.
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Also, she's a ninja:
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THE SHIP:
Cal Lightman and Gillian Foster has one of the most beautiful friendship I've ever seen on television. They're best friends, and even though he makes her angry, he pushes her away, they always come back to one another. They love each other, even though they haven't told the other, it's still obvious. And Emily is our ally in the show! ;)

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And seriously, who doesn't find Kelli Williams utterly adorable?
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Fic Rec #1: (When I found you) my heart found a home
Pairing: Cal/Gillian
Author: etoilefilante
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG

Why This Must Be Read: This is just a beautiful, future-fic. It points out what we all know about their relationship, that it's subtle and obvious at the same time. You can feel the calm and the happiness surrounding them when you read that fic.




Fic Rec #2 God Only Knows
Pairing: Cal/Gillian (with a side of Eli/Ria)
Author: speckleberry
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG

Why This Must Be Read: Speckles wrote such beautiful fic for this pairing, but I have to say that this one is my favourite. It's just all kind of perfect, really. It's a Valentine's Day fic, starting with Eli worrying about Gillian, and it just shows again that everyone knows that something is going on between Cal&Gillian. A really beautiful, lovely fic.




Fic Rec #3: Comfort
Pairing: Cal/Gillian
Author: joyfulfeather
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, mentions of suicide (off-screen, not a main character)

Why This Must Be Read: This is just an awesome fic that deals with Cal&Gillian in the aftermath of a tragedy. They just rely on each other when they can't cope with what happened on their own. This is more a friendship that ship fic, but it works as UST too.




Fic Rec #4: Sometimes you can't make it on your own
Pairing: Cal/Gillian
Author: LightWoman
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13

Why This Must Be Read: Beautiful Gillian-centered fic. When she has to deal with a personal tragedy, Cal is here to help her, as her best friend. Once more, it's more friendship that ship, but you just know they need one little push in the right direction.




Fic Rec #5: The Accidental Couple
Pairing: Cal/Gillian
Author: csiangel
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG

Why This Must Be Read: It starts with a question from Emily (and don't you just love Emily asking questions either in fics or on-screen? :P) that made Cal think about what he and Gill were doing. It leads to a long awaited talk between the two. Lovely fic.




Fic Rec #6: One Hand on the Trigger & I Will Beg my Way into your Garden
Pairing: Cal/Gillian
Author: gidget_zb
Link: Here & Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13

Why This Must Be Read: Two fics in one for this one, 'cos I couldn't rec one without reccing the other. gidget_zb wrote the first one back in October, and just posted the sequel the other day. Those are two beautiful fics. One warning though: be sure to have tissues when you read them 'cos you'll need them. It's so angsty, but so beautiful at the same time.




Fic Rec #7: Five Things Gillian Foster Never Told Anyone
Pairing: Cal/Gillian
Author: pellucid
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): G

Why This Must Be Read: Lovely, Gillian-centered piece. It's mostly gen, but it has a dose of Cal/Gillian too, of course! It just sums up who Gillian is, and the author makes some speculations, and you just have to wonder if some of them could be true.




Fic Rec #8: Leaving Vegas
Pairing: Cal/Gillian
Author: her_pseudonym
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13

Why This Must Be Read: I always loved fics where Gillian is angry at Cal, because he so deserves it most of the time. In this fic, they're coming back from Vegas, and she's still angry at what he had done. The characters are spot on, and it's a great fic!




Fic Rec #9: Five Kisses That Weren't And One That Was
Pairing: Cal/Gillian
Author: lindsey_grissom
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13

Why This Must Be Read: A beautiful 'Five Things' fic. It shows again how much Cal&Gillian are cute, and how they're really best friends. And of course, with the "five kisses that weren't", you are reminded of the show, they came close quite a few times!




Fic Rec #10: Evolution of a Kiss
Pairing: Cal/Gillian
Author: crumpled_up
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG

Why This Must Be Read: Lovely fic about different kisses between Cal&Gillian. So cute! And it has a great moment of Gill and Em teaming up against Cal!




Bonus Fic Rec: Goodnight
Pairing: Cal/Gillian, Ria/Eli
Author: anuna_81
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13

Why This Must Be Read: I'm giving you this fic rec as a Bonus for two reasons. One, it's a WIP. Two, it's primarily Ria/Eli, but it has really awesome Cal/Gillian scenes, and for that alone, it deserves to be here.
Tags: fandom: lie to me, ship: gillian foster/cal lightman, ship: ria torres/eli loker, special: manifesto
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