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The Mentalist, 10 recs, Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane

Fandom: The Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane
Fic Title: sinking like sand
Author: spyglass_
Link: http://for-the-coast.livejournal.com/9468.html
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Romance
WIP? No
Rec: 1/10

Why This Must Be Read: spyglass_ describes this story as "four times Jane and Lisbon could have kissed, and the one time they actually did," and that's not the only reason to love it, but it's certainly a great start! Funny, sad, sexy, and sweet, this story presents five opportunities for Jane and Lisbon and delivers on each one beautifully. The writing is clear, the characterisations lovely, and the kissing is everything you could want.





Fandom: The Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane
Fic Title: How frail the human heart
Author: not_as_we
Link: http://not-as-we.livejournal.com/91569.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: Drama
WIP? No
Rec: 2/10

Why This Must Be Read: A lovely, almost bittersweet/almost hopeful look at Lisbon over the years and how her relationship with Jane could develop. This may be a little jossed now -- it was written in late 2009 -- but the writing is still sharp and beautiful and more than adequately sells the characterisations. Just wonderful.





Fandom: The Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane
Fic Title: And So We'll Fix This (with a Blueberry Muffin)
Author: humansrsuperior
Link: http://humansrsuperior.livejournal.com/184323.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Drama
WIP? No
Rec: 3/10

Why This Must Be Read: A wonderful look at the first three seasons, and her and Jane's relationship, through Lisbon's eyes. Nicely written, my favourite scenes in this would have to be Jane on his couch, Lisbon on her couch, and the moments when they get a little too close to each other. Lovely.





Fandom: The Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane
Fic Title: thanks for the memories (even though they weren't so great)
Author: trustingno1
Link: http://trustingno1.livejournal.com/257631.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Angst
WIP? No
Rec: 4/10

Why This Must Be Read: Fugue in Red was a powerful episode that delivered more in it's final thirty seconds than most episodes can deliver in forty-odd minutes. Carrying on from that scene, trustingno1 gives us a believable look at the aftermath with a Jane who is newly re-broken and a Lisbon who is only ever going to want to help him.





Fandom: The Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane
Fic Title: Hold On to the Painted Sky & Listen to Your Heart Bleed
Author: foreverwriting9
Link: http://foreverwriting9.livejournal.com/54748.html &
http://foreverwriting9.livejournal.com/56116.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Angst
WIP? No
Rec: 5/10

Why This Must Be Read: Hold On to the Painted Sky is a look into Jane's head and heart through the nightmares he can't help, with Listen to Your Heart Bleed doing the same for Lisbon's. Sad, hurting, and yet faintly hopeful too, foreverwriting9 shows us a side of Jane and Lisbon that the show can't. Wonderfully written.





Fandom: The Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane
Fic Title: Wanted
Author: Idan
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8159282/1/
Rating/Warning(s): K+
Genre: Drama
WIP? No
Rec: 6/10

Why This Must Be Read: The season four finale has sparked a lot of fics and this is one of my favourites. Focusing not on the overt Jane and Lisbon's scenes in the episode, this missing scene instead fills in the phone call Jane and Lisbon must have had before he showed up in her office with a gun. Pitch-perfect dialogue makes this a lovely, natural and believable moment.





Fandom: The Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane
Fic Title: This is Not Your Grave
Author: lady_of_scarlet
Link: http://lady-of-scarlet.livejournal.com/15517.html
Rating/Warning(s): Mature, Gunplay
Genre: Drama, Angst, Dark!fic
WIP? No
Rec: 7/10

Why This Must Be Read: Do I think Jane and Lisbon would act like this on the show? Not exactly. Do I think they could? Definitely. The Mentalist has always had a dark undertone and this story brings that out beautifully. A continuation of the Code Red episode, here Lisbon gets a little revenge on Jane and Jane realises a couple home truths. Just awesome.





Fandom: The Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane
Fic Title: The Red and the Grey
Author: bloodwrites
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7186190/1/The_Red_and_the_Grey
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Drama
WIP? No
Rec: 8/10

Why This Must Be Read: The Red and the Grey is a long, plotty drama that carries on from the season three finale with the belief that Jane really has killed Red John. So many wonderful parts to this story -- from creepy dollhouses to a new nemesis stalking Lisbon -- but the best would have to be the "Jane and Lisbon on the run together" scenes, and the development of their relationship from friends to lovers.





Fandom: The Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane
Fic Title: Deprivation
Author: ch19777
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5275156/1/
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Romance, Angst
WIP? No
Rec: 9/10

Why This Must Be Read: What if Jane and Lisbon -- having met and worked together before his family's death -- had had something more than a professional relationship? I love a good "what if", and this is a great example of how clear writing can suggest -- and make believable -- a possibility you haven't previously considered.





Fandom: The Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane
Fic Title: Long Lost Long Last
Author: h_loquacious
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7887367/1/Long_Lost_Long_Last
Rating/Warning(s): K+
Genre: Romance, Drama
WIP? No
Rec: 10/10

Why This Must Be Read: I admit it -- I like fluff and happily-ever-after's and, with a show that goes dark more often than not, it's refreshing to find a long, plotty fic that delivers both. Long Lost Long Last runs with the simple idea that Jane and Lisbon have started writing notes/letters to each other, and carries that past the eventual end of Red John and into Jane's healing process. Sweet and bittersweet at turns, this may not reflect exactly how I see these two ending up, but it is a wonderfully entertaining read that hits all the right notes.
Tags: fandom: mentalist, ship: teresa lisbon/patrick jane
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