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Aliens, 5 recs, Ellen Ripley/Dwayne Hicks

Fandom: Aliens
Pairing: Ellen Ripley/Dwayne Hicks
Fic Title: Far Across the Stars
Author: liminalliz
Link: http://yuletidetreasure.org/archive/68/faracross.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Drama
WIP? No
Special Rec: 26/100

Why This Must Be Read: Why do I love this fic? Let me count the ways: the writing is brilliant, the dialogue is awesome, and the characterisations are perfect. liminalliz takes everything that is wonderful about Aliens and gives us a continuing storyline that makes a thousand times more sense then the one Aliens 3 gave us. This may be the best Aliens fic ever, true story.





Fandom: Aliens
Pairing: Ellen Ripley/Dwayne Hicks
Fic Title: Coping Mechanisms
Author: Rustler
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/141263
Rating/Warning(s): PG13
Genre: Drama
WIP? No
Special Rec: 27/100

Why This Must Be Read: Most Aliens fic is from Ripley's point of view so it's wonderful to find one from Hicks'. Well written and characterised, this gives lovely insights into how things should have gone after the credits rolled. This Hicks is such a wonderful expansion of the man and marine seen in the movie; simply awesome.





Fandom: Aliens
Pairing: Ellen Ripley/Dwayne Hicks
Fic Title: Damocles
Author: medie
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/144298
Rating/Warning(s): PG13
Genre: Drama, Romance
WIP? No
Special Rec: 28/100

Why This Must Be Read: Ripley and Hicks, alive and kicking and waiting for the fight they both know is coming. This fic has some of the best imagery and descriptions and character insights, including:

She's running on adrenaline [...] and his hand feels empty without a gun.

and,

Ripley replies [...] "But I don't mind being surprised." // He laughs. "The hell you don't."

Just perfect.





Fandom: Aliens
Pairing: Ellen Ripley/Dwayne Hicks
Fic Title: Start At The Edge
Author: hariboo
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/34036
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Drama
WIP? No
Special Rec: 29/100

Why This Must Be Read: This story is everything good about Aliens fic -- Ripley and Hicks and Newt, together again. Start At The Edge continues on the movie's storyline with lovely, lovely writing and characterisations.





Fandom: Aliens
Pairing: Ellen Ripley/Dwayne Hicks
Fic Title: Settling In
Author: Merfilly
Link: http://www.yuletidetreasure.org/archive/58/settlingin.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Romance
WIP? No
Special Rec: 30/100

Why This Must Be Read: A lot of Aliens fic focuses on Ripley's strength and determination in continuing the fight with the aliens (as it should!) but it's nice to also see a fic where Ripley's still a little lost and disorientated from all that she's experienced and it's left to Hicks to be the one to be thinking of their future. A different perspective as to how things could go, after, and all the more welcome for it.
Tags: fandom: aliens, ship: ellen ripley/dwayne hicks, special reccer: anr
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