Pairing: Anya Jenkins / Xander Harris
Fic Title: Sacrificial Stone
Genre: Romance, character study
Why This Must Be Read: A short little snip of a missing moment from in between Seasons 4 and 5. The author does a beautiful job of capturing the dynamic that makes these two crazy kids work together, while keeping the always-hard-to-pin-down Anya tidily in character. Add in a few pop culture references and the wistful wonderings that are so very Xander, and you've got a must-read fic.