Pairing: Anastasia "Anya" Nikolaevna Romanova/Dimitri
Fic Title: For Every Float, There Must Be A Drowning
Author: dress without sleeves
Special Rec: 2 of 21
Why This Must Be Read: This story has a fantastic Dimitri voice and a wonderful pace; it's snapshots of Dimitri and his growing affections for Anya and despite relating closely to the movie it never feels repetitive.
He does not tell Vlad that he was the boy that helped them escape and he does not tell her that there was a boy. Because- he tells them he forgot- he almost wanted her to fail. To never realize who (what) she was, because duchesses do not marry kitchen boys, but orphans . . . orphans are fair game.