Meghan (magic_knickers) wrote in het_reccers,

Beauty and the Beast || A Remus/Hermione Manifesto

Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Remus Lupin/Hermione Granger

Blurb: I'm sure you all know how OTPs typically go. Lying in your bed at night, sobbing into your pillow about a love like no other. That's how I feel about RL/HG.

I sort of fell into the Harry Potter fandom at the ripe age of 14 through the grand, humongous ship that is Draco/Hermione. D/Hr was it for me. I spent a ridiculous amount of time reading fanfiction, converting all of my friends, and generally being an over-exuberant fangirl.

Then, of course, came Remus/Hermione. It was an accident, honest. Once I started considering the ship, though, I was never really able to go back. It simply makes sense to me.

Remus Lupin may be a werewolf, and he may be much older than Hermione, and he may have been her teacher at some point (not that that stops the SS/HG train or anything), but I honestly think that Hermione is probably the only one with enough compassion to take all of that on. She'd be free to do her own thing, too, because Remus doesn't strike me as somebody aiming to control his woman. Both would be able to grow individually. They have enough similarities to get along and enough differences to be their own people. They complement each other.

These two are often done beautifully, and the following reccs display that beauty.

Fic Rec #1: Love Is Not Love
Author: Raven (loneraven)
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): R for sexy-times

Why This Must Be Read: This is by far my favorite fic in any fandom or ship. It's a beautiful story that depicts how these two characters slowly weave into each other. Lovely, lovely writing.

Fic Rec #2 Forever After
Author: Laura Smith (romanticgirl)
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 for smut

Why This Must Be Read: Aside from being a super-hot read, this fic is all sorts of fun, with the perfect blend of fluff and angst. The hearty helping of Sirius/Remus definitely helped convince me to love it. :)

Fic Rec #3: In the Turning
Author: Casira
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): R for angst, violence, and sexual content

Why This Must Be Read: I cried while reading this fic. Both complex and thought-provoking, “In the Turning” explores those morally gray areas that good people often have to face. Also, it stomped all over my poor heart.

Fic Rec #4: Sometimes Salvation
Author: Victoria P.
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 for underage sexual content and dubious consent

Why This Must Be Read: Post-OotP Remus pretty much kills me, and the way he's characterized in this fic is close to perfect. Another heartbreaking piece.

Fic Rec #5: Comfort
Author: Andrian
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): R for underage sex (mostly implied)

Why This Must Be Read: Even with all of its issues, Comfort is a well-beloved fandom classic that's definitely worth a read.

Fic Rec #6: In Time
Author: hpffthequibbler
Link: here or here
Rating/Warning(s): R for sexiness and an age difference

Why This Must Be Read: As ridiculous as the time-turner cliche often is, I quite liked it in this fic. It's a sugary little read. ♥

Fic Rec #7: Among the Porcelain
Author: Setissma
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 for smut

Why This Must Be Read: A really lovely fic with a very pretty ending. I appreciate it when Ron/Hermione isn't tossed out the window like so much trash, and this fic doesn't do that. Well, not really.

Fic Rec #8: Crush
Author: Victoria P.
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG

Why This Must Be Read: As the author states, who wouldn't have a crush on Professor Lupin? This is a believable look into Hermione's thoughts during the course of PoA on her new Professor.

Fic Rec #9: Quiet
Author: Envinyatar
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 for smut

Why This Must Be Read: Remus is soso well-done in this fic! The large amount of angst and the second-person tense are both things that I loved about this fic, as well.

Fic Rec #10: Staccato
Author: makishef
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 for very dubious consent

Why This Must Be Read: Short, dark, and effective. It shows a Remus Lupin who is unable to take his Wolfsbane and the consequences thereof.

Fic Recc #11: Care of Magical Creatures
Author: Arsenic Jade
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): R for sex and character death

Why This Must Be Read: Although it's Snape/Remus/Hermione, the Remus/Hermione stands out in this fic. Hermione is so take-charge and likeable in this novel-length that I fell in love with her.

Fic Recc #12: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Author: musettaswaltz
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 for underage sexiness and lots of angst

Why This Must Be Read: As I said in the previous recc, even though this is a threesome fic—Sirius/Remus/Hermione, in this case—it paints a beautiful portrait of the Remus/Hermione relationship. Poignant, heartbreaking, and so wrong in its loveliness, “Two Gentlemen of Verona” remains in the top ten fanfictions I've ever read.

Fic Recc #13: The Winter the War Ended
Author: yahtzee63
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13 for some mostly-implied sexy-times and angst

Why This Must Be Read: Oh, gosh. The witty dialogue in this fic, paired with the subject matter—Hermione choosing to leave the Wizarding World—makes for a truly original story.


A couple of shippy icons by yours truly.

I made this Remus/Hermione fanmix a while back.

Here's an art recc! NSFW, although there's no nudity or anything crazy.

I did not make the first manip (although I edited a bit) or make that lovely last drawing. I have no idea who made either, but if anybody knows, I'll be happy to credit.
Tags: fandom: harry potter, ship: hermione granger/remus lupin, special: manifesto

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