Pairing: Fa Mulan / Li Shang
Fic Title: Versal and Marginalia
Why This Must Be Read: This fic captures a perfect blend of Disney optimisim (including Mulan's spirited grandmother) and Chinese propriety, as well as Mulan's comfort with herself and Shang's confusion about how to deal with her as a woman. Like the movie's ending, it's open-ended, and Estirose allows for Mulan to contend with her conflicting duties and desires--to herself and her family, to China, and to Shang--without forcing a fate upon her. It's more of a coda to the film than a follow-up, but it's worth a read.
Special Rec: 7/35