Pairing: Talia al Ghul/Bane, Ra's al Ghul/OC
Fic Title: In Her Mother's Likeness
Rating/Warning(s): Teen and up audiences
Why This Must Be Read: I have always been big on fics with an outside looking in theme and this is no exception, the author portrays the complex and striking relationship between Talia and Bane beautifully. She also paints a striking view on the relationship between Talia and her father or lack there of, using his relationship with here mother as a counterpoint. This hits on one of my other all time favorite situations: Two sides of a coin.
Fandom Category: Avengers/Batman (Nolanverse)
Pairing: Bruce Wayne/Selina Kyle
Fic Title: Assess and Recommend
Why This Must Be Read: This fic combines my two obsessions of the moment in a completely believable way. Natasha Romonav is sent to spy on Batman after Bruce Wayne fakes his death and S.H.I.E.L.D. is way too smart too buy it. She finds herself getting way too involved in the case, due to her similarities to the subjects. Also features some cute Natasha/Hulk, Natasha/Hawkeye friendship.
Fandom Category: The Avengers
Pairing: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov, Jane Foster/Thor, Pepper Potts/Tony Stark
Fic Title: The Observable Universe
Author: Sarea Okelani
Rating/Warning(s): Teen Audiences and Up
Why This Must Be Read: Not only does this fic feature Avengers-being-a-ragtag-bunch-of-misfit-s
Fandom Category: How I Met Your Mother
Pairing: Barney Stinson/Robin Scherbatsky
Fic Title: metal heart
Why This Must Be Read: I haven't delved into a lot of How I Met Your Mother fanfic, but I just could stop reading this after I started. The characterizations on it are perfect for absolutely everyone. It's a Barney and Robin are Friends-With-Benefits story but so much more. There are sexcations and Ted has a secret cigar collection and Robin is a secret exobitionist and he buys her the most perfectly Robin present ever! And Ted meets the mother!