Pairing: Karen Cartwright /Derek Wills
Fic Title: Hungry For Something
Rating/Warning(s): M, for some hot, hot sex Genre: romance, future fic
Why This Must Be Read: It's Karen's journey forward finding what she wants and not only romantically speaking. She goes from being the girl with a spot in the ensemble, just happy to strive for her best, to the performer who is not afraid to show she can do better than Ivy. Derek is with her for the ride, at first in a subtle way, until the UST grows into something Karen knows she wants in her life. I think this fic made an excellent work to sketch a possible, if not likely, future for those characters while keeping them true to themselves. Also, the way Karen and Derek relate to each other here? It's very 'them'.
Fandom Category: SMASH Pairing: Karen Cartwright /Derek Wills
Fic Title: Electrify
Genre: romance, drama, missing scene
Why This Must Be Read: Missing scene. Derek makes clear to Karen that he has not chosen Ivy because of their night-time activities. Karen may not believe it, but she still throws him off his usual game.