Character: Joseph Francis Tribianni, Jr.
Pairings Included in Manifesto: Joey/Rachel
Blurb: OMG Joey, how to describe Joey? He's the friendliest of the Friends. Not the brightest bulb in the box, but underneath the brash, womanizing exterior is someone who is fiercely loyal, a closet romantic, a man who loves with everything in him. In season 8, he began to have feelings for Rachel. It wasn't until season 9 that she began to have feelings for him. They didn't get together until the end of 9/beginning of 10. Then the writers broke them up and made Joey revert to his womanizing ways, undoing all of the character growth he'd gone through. (I'm not bitter at all./sarcasm) Sadly the Joey/Rachel portion of fandom is kind of small, there are so many more good fics out there but a lot of them are unfinished. So my 10 res here are finished ones. Now, have some Joey/Rachel pics.
Fic Rec #1:A One Time Thing
Pairing: Joey/Rachel, a tiny bit of Ross/Rachel
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, some angst
Why This Must Be Read: Rachel sleeps with Joey while pregnant.
Then she breaks it off, saying she doesn't want to hurt him. This was a one time thing, or was it?
Both of them explore their feelings and Ross is actually very adult about it all.
Fic Rec #2 A Perfect Fit
Author: Kristen (tini243)
Why This Must Be Read: Rachel's pregnant. Joey's the father. How do things work out when none of
friends even knew they were seeing each other?
Fic Rec #3: From this Moment on
Why This Must Be Read: How things should have gone after the failed sex on the sofa incident. Their feelings
for each other just don't vanish. What if they talk about those feelings?
Fic Rec #4: Halfway Enough
Why This Must Be Read: Oh, this story just breaks my heart, but in a good way. Post series, Rachel and Ross
are very over, but Rachel stays in the city for one reason. Joey. Just being friends has to be enough.
Fic Rec #5: Red Sheets
Author: Simone's Secrets
Why This Must Be Read: Rachel gets a set of red sheets. But who can she get to test them out? Hot, hot smut
with just a smidgen of angst.
Fic Rec #6: Three Years
Author: Kristen (tini243)
Rating/Warning(s): PG, angst
Why This Must Be Read: Ross leaves, Rachel falls for someone else, but can she tell him who when he
comes back and tries to rekindle things?
Fic Rec #7: Elegant Sufficiency
Why This Must Be Read: Just a bit of post-Barbodos reflection and fluff. Joey and Rachel being happy together.
Fic Rec #8: The Right Thing
Pairing: Joey/Rachel with Ross/Rachel and Joey/OFC
Rating/Warning(s): R, Angst
Why This Must Be Read: Six years later, Rachel is married to Ross, Joey's married to someone else. How do
they react when they meet again at Emma's birthday party. There is a happy ending, I promise!
Fic Rec #9: Past and Present
Rating/Warning(s): R, angst, drama
Why This Must Be Read: Rachel and Joey dealing with their relationship post-Barbados. Ross doesn't completely
approve. How all of them deal with the new dynamics of their relationsips
Fic Rec #10: Fall Before You're Pushed
Author: The Ninth Circle
Rating/Warning(s): PG angst
Why This Must Be Read: An interlude in Barbados. Short but poignant.