Fandom Category: Gargoyles/Beauty and the Beast (TV)
Pairing: Catherine Chandler/Vincent Wells, a little bit of Elisa Maza/Goliath
Fic Title: Beastly Knights
Author: Leva Mevis
Genre: Drama, magic
WIP?: No, although the longer series was not completed
Special Rec: 21
Why This Must Be Read: Demona finds herself Below in human form after a fight with Goliath. Vincent assumes she's a battered wife and takes her side, promising to protect her. In the meantime, Diana Bennett is assigned to investigate the gargoyle sightings in New York, and deduces that Elisa is the best place to start.
It's really fun for me to see these two shows come together in this story, because they're relatively similar thematically, but they view the Demona/Goliath relationship completely differently. From Vincent's point of view, Demona becomes a victim and a hero and Goliath becomes a violent aggressor.
There are a couple of sequels to this story if you are interested, although the full series was never completed.
Fandom Category: X-Files/The Matrix
Pairing: Dana Scully/Fox Mulder, Trinity/Neo
Fic Title: The Answer Is Out There
Genre: Drama, friendship
Special Rec: 22
Why This Must Be Read: Mulder and Scully are tasked with profiling and apprehending the terrorist known as Neo.
These two fandoms fold together really well. Mulder, searching for "the truth", fits right in with the massive conspiracy of the Matrix. And viewed from the outside, Neo and Trinity's actions in the first movie are really extreme and would certainly be alarming to Mulder and Scully. (Also, the ending of this story is so obviously the right way to go and yet so very much not what I wanted to happen.)
(I wouldn't call this one gen, because the relationships are important to the plot, but I wouldn't call it a romance, either. So if that's what you're looking for, this one might not be to your taste.)
Fandom Category: Lois and Clark, Beauty and the Beast (TV)
Pairing: Lois Lane/Clark Kent, Catherine Chandler/Vincent Wells
Fic Title: Timeless
Author: Becky Bain
Special Rec: 24
Why This Must Be Read: Lois and Clark end up in Vincent and Catherine's universe by mistake, and begin investigating the slasher attacks throughout the city-- and the woman who seems to be a witness at all of them.
Becky has written a lot in both fandoms, so she has a good sense of both sets of characters and does a great job of integrating their stories together. Also, Lois and Clark have already worked through some of the issues that Vincent and Catherine are struggling with, so they have some really good conversations.
Fandom Category: Gargoyles, X-Files, Batman: The Animated Series, Beauty and the Beast (TV)
Pairing: Diana Bennett/Vincent Wells, Selena Kyle/Bruce Wayne
Fic Title: All Through The Night
Author: Merlin Missy
Special Rec: 23
Why This Must Be Read: Mulder and Scully are sent to New York to investigate mysterious killings there. With this many fandoms colliding, there are a multitude of possible suspects.
This is my favorite crossover ever. It is just so expertly woven together, all the different pieces coming together exactly right (and all the characters putting the pieces together just slightly wrong as they struggle to make sense of it all). There are even a couple bonus fandoms tossed in for cameos.
This one might be just slightly over the line between het and gen, but I'm recommending it anyway because it is just that awesome.
I think that's the official end of my special-reccing month. Thanks for having me! It was really fun :) I have a few more stories I would like to recommend over the next few weeks, I just ran out of time.
P.S. Mods, I don't think there's a tag for The Matrix or Trinity/Neo.