Pairing: girl!James T. Kirk/Spock, girl!James T. Kirk/OMC, etc.
Fic Title: of cloudless climes, and starry skies
Link: Part One | Part Two
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, warnings for domestic abuse, violence, and femslash (none of it graphic)
Genre: Alternate Universe (isn't that kind of redundant given that it's the reboot!verse?), genderbending
Why This Must Be Read: More of a journey covering much of girl!James' life, actually, though her relationship with Spock is one of the focal points. irnan completely wowed me with this story and with the others of the series (of which this story is part). She really takes into consideration just how different things would be if James Kirk had been born a girl instead of a boy, and builds the character accordingly. Her relationship with Spock is sheer brilliance too, going from adversaries, to allies, to tentative friends, until finally they bow to the inevitable. Oh, and the way she incorporated the poem that gives the story it's title made me melt into a warm pile of goo. Because Byron? Awesome. Coupled with this pairing? Even more awesome. ;) Also -- you should read the rest of the series too. ;D
Fandom Category: Star Trek: Reboot
Pairing: Christine Chapel/James T. Kirk
Fic Title: Better Sorry Than Safe
Genre: Drama, romance
Why This Must Be Read: Not a pairing you see too often, but this fic sucked me in from start to finish (the author tends to do that). The friendship that builds between Chris and Jim is beautiful, and made even more entertaining by the underlying thread of attraction. A sweet, adorable story.