Pairing: Hermione Granger/Tom Riddle
Fic Title: Century Maker
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13 (my own estimate, the fic isn't rated)
Genre: AU, drama, time travel
Why This Must Be Read: I have a real tendré for odd couples, and the Harry Potter fandom is no exception. I stumbled upon this over at AO3 and fell in love with it from beginning to end. The ship is almost incidental, and doesn't really happen until at the end, and even then, it's kind of open-ended, and in this story, it works. Still, the author writes Hermione's character beautifully, logic warring with emotion. Tom is as clever as ever, and yet, over time, one can see the influence that Hermione has on him. A very intriguing, gripping story.