Pairing: Emma Swan/Mr. Gold
Fic Title: Two Tales of a Romance by Accident
Why This Must Be Read: I've always loved non-canon couples, the rub being that there is always much less fandom love and far fewer fics for them. But sometimes we get lucky, sometimes there is a fic so beautifully written, so heartbreaking, so damned good that you have to share it with everyone and hold it up as a shining example of how perfect even the most unlikely pairing can be. The characterizations are well done and by the end all I could think is my heart, my heart. Even if you don't like this particular pairing I encourage you to give the fic a try. It's that good.