Pairing: Leslie Knope/Ben Wyatt
Fic Title: It's All Your State of Mind
Link:It's All Your State of Mind
Genre: Romance, Hurt/Comforty
Special Rec: 4/30
Why This Must Be Read: Panache (cypanache) is pretty much the best Leslie/Ben author out there, and that's saying something, because there are a lot of amazing authors. The best part of her fics is that her Ben and Leslie are so real. They have hang-ups and problems and doubts like real people, but she also manages to keep the fun and silliness that's such an important part of P&R in there. It takes place right after 'Media Blitz', so it's AU now, but it still has something about it that convinces you that this is really what might have happened if things had happened a little differently. Also, it shows Ben's gradual attachment to and induction into Pawnee in a really fantastic way.