N.E. Star (n_e_star) wrote in het_reccers,
N.E. Star

Shipper Manifesto - Nicky Parsons/Jason Bourne - The Bourne Trilogy

Slipping this in just under the wire. The hinge on my laptop broke, so I'm trying to type while bracing the screen with my knees.

Fandom: Bourne Trilogy
Pairing: Nicky Parsons/Jason Bourne

Blurb: This is the ultimate pairing when it come to subtext and reading between the lines. In the first movie the characters had a grand total of one scene together – in which they never even spoke to each other!

But through the second and third installments more layers are peeled back between Jason and Nicky, leading up to The Scene...

“Why are you helping me?”

“It was difficult for me... with you”

a moment of silence heavy with possibility and an exchange of intense looks. She nervously licks her lips and bad ass Jason Bourne blinks rapidly in shock.

“You really don't remember anything?”


And a look of heartbreak settles over Nicky's face before she looks away.

Yeah, you're thinking it's not a big deal, but with this couple it's all about what's not said – that moment, they sit and stare at each other for 35 seconds! That's forever on film!

Fic Rec #1: Autumn Falling, Winter Rising, Spring Awaking, Summer Dawning
Author: dress without sleeves
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4166854/1/autumn_falling

Rating/Warning(s): PG-13

Why This Must Be Read:
Things are easier if they are Jason-and-Rebecca. Jason and Rebecca have no personality, no history, no memories. Nicky is nothing if not professional, and she knows that as soon as Jason Bourne becomes David Webb he will become human— to her, and to himself. And that is the most dangerous thing an assassin can be.

She calls him David anyway.

dress without sleeves writes a wonderfully full story that brings out the glimpses of humor and heartbreak that are shown on screen.

Fic Rec #2: These Fragments I Have Shored Against My Ruins
Author: vegarin
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/139621
Rating/Warning(s): PG

Why This Must Be Read:
The man in front of her nodded at the Marine, but his eyes were still on her, and she saw the change in them, how they became cinched and tight. Resolute. She watched him disappear through the door.
She didn't learn his name, not then.
And once she did, it made no difference at all, because he didn't remember it, either.

This story, oh, this story...

Not a romance, but it fills out so much of the history of Nicky and Jason (and even David). A good portion of my head!canon for Nicky/Jason comes from this story.

Fic Rec #3: Leaving Scars
Author: anr
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/298336
Rating/Warning(s): R for sex

Why This Must Be Read:
She passes through four different countries her first week, after.
Three passports, three names, three hairstyles and outfits and accents. Her French is impeccable, her German and Spanish passable. Only once does she get a second look from those on border patrol.
In Basel, in a bar near the Basler Messeturm, she watches MSNBC.
She smiles.

This is the Nicky that I love, acting as a fully trained CIA agent. She might not have killed people, but she was not a fragile flower.

Fic Rec #4 David
Author: Goddess247
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3720922/1/David
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13

Why This Must Be Read:
"I wish you wouldn't save me…"

That almost knocked the wind out of him. Jason Bourne, probably world's best known assassin, at least of the few, turned to his companion in shock, something that wasn't written over his carefully trained face. Then he saw it… Nicky Parsons broke. Sinking on the floor, he could practically see her fragile form fall to pieces. He kneeled next to her, not really sure what to do, not being able to grant the words of comfort.

Set during the last movie, “David” is one of the shortest recs, but also the one that packs the most emotions.

Fic Rec #5: Chameleon
Author: bachelorgirl
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/152053
Rating/Warning(s): G

Why This Must Be Read:
And then, there it was, the note. The same note that had been neatly folded into quarters and carefully tucked between Chapters 3 and 4 of whatever novel was on the nightstand, next to her bed, in so many bedrooms in so many countries that she had almost lost track.

That same note had her moving from Monacco to Mumbai and bleaching her hair from black to blonde in a bus station in Dahanu. And dyeing her hair fire-engine red in the bathroom in the basement of a cheese factory in Bern. And cutting her newly brunette hair in the bathroom of a high-speed train between Madrid and Seville. And, of course, dying her hair the deep blue-turquoise colour she'd purchased on a whim from a tourist-shop near the airport in Hong Kong. Among others.

This one is all Nicky; just going out and trying to live her life, but with the sweetest hint of Jason the protector.

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Fic Rec #6: Same Mistake Twice
Author: IronyRocks
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3844172/1/Same_Mistake_Twice
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13

Why This Must Be Read:
The first time his identity had been killed off, it was at the cost of weeks' worth of torture, sleep deprivation and one innocent man's execution. David Webb died, and Jason Bourne was created. Now if Jason Bourne was dead, what was left? Who was left? Not David Webb again, as once dead was always dead. His job had taught him that much. So what did that make him now?

This story has one of the best Jason POV that I have read.

Fic Rec #7: Remember
Author: scoob2222
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3769643/1/Remember

Why This Must Be Read:
Damn it Nicky you just watched me kill a man, doesn't that bother you? Aren't you afraid of me? Sometimes you seem afraid of your own shadow, but I kill someone right in front of you and you seem to consider it no big deal."
"Its not the first time I've seen you do that."
"I know, Tangiers."
"No," she took a deep breath, "That wasn't the first time either. It was— it doesn't matter, it's…you don't remember it."

Another fic that has prompted my head!canon.

Fic Rec #9: Puzzle of Possibilities
Author: Tarafina
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5137448/1/Puzzle_of_Possibilities
Rating/Warning(s): M

Why This Must Be Read:
Aside from Landy, Nicky's the only one he no longer sees as a threat. He's not sure why he ends up tracking her, following her from place to place, from one disguise to the next. He applauds the effort she puts into it, decides she's better at hiding than he thought she'd be. But he doesn't stop. Instead of focusing on himself, on learning how to be and live as this man with missing puzzle pieces, he focuses all of his attention on her. And for some reason, she brings about memories he never expected to remember. Not all bad, not all good.

This gives us the angry side of Nicky and Jason – he forgot all about her, she didn't tell him what they were.

Fic Rec #10: Time Immemorial
Author: Beringae
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3736005/1/Time_Immemorial
Rating/Warning(s): M

Why This Must Be Read:
"Congratulations, Ms. Parsons. Your assignment is Paris. Welcome to Treadstone." This from Conklin, quick and dirty, over the phone. Quite suddenly, her salary quadrupled.
She boarded a plane the next day. Langley, Newark. Newark, Paris.
God, she really hated to fly.
She thought she knew all about Operation Treadstone. She was a smart girl, after all. Sped through undergrad work in two years, top of her graduating class at Johns Hopkins, MD-PhD with an emphasis on abnormal psychology before she turned 27.
Let it be said that not many people could claim to have called Nicolette Parsons stupid.

This is an intense, pre-series story. It has amazing characterization, a compiling plot and a rather hot sex scene – but...

This is a WIP that has not bee updated in ages. The author went to collage for some silly reason.

Tags: fandom: bourne series, ship: nicky parsons/jason bourne, special: manifesto

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