Pairing: Helen Magnus/John Druitt
Fic Title: I'll Leave with Every Piece of You
Rating/Warning(s): R, sex, hints of dark themes and violence (this is Jack the Ripper we're talking about)
Genre: Drama, angst, romance
Why This Must Be Read: Helen and John are a star-crossed couple with a history, and by history I mean over 120 years' worth. Yet, this fic explores all their intensely complex history and Helen's feelings about it while in-character, comprehensive, and just over 2,000 words. It's exactly how Doctor Magnus should feel about it, but it's also how all of us shippers think Helen secretly feels about her relationship with John. It's all the angst and love and anger and personality issues I love about this couple, rolled into one story. Set in the wake of "Haunted", an episode which called into question everything Helen thought she knew about John Druitt and his past, this delicious little nugget of a fic imagines everything we didn't and couldn't see onscreen, the consequences of "Haunted", and also provides a completely believable (yet unbelievably toe-curling) roll in the hay without depicting much more than kissing. If the end of Haunted left you craving some gritty, but shippy, fic about this duo, this is definitely the fic for you. I consider it part of my personal canon, something we weren't allowed to see onscreen simply because the show doesn't air on a more sexually progressive channel like Showtime. I really can't say enough about it (though if you ask me, I'll sure as heck try - I just cut 200 words out of this blurb). I recommend you go read immediately.