Pairing: Various (Buffy Summers/John Sheppard, Dawn Summers/Ronon Dex, Buffy Summers/Angel [plus Willow Rosenberg/Bobby Goren], Buffy Summers/Jon O'Neill [plus Willow Rosenberg/Xander Harris], Buffy Summers/Jack O'Neill [plus Willow Rosenberg/Teal'c, Samantha Carter/Xander Harris, & Faith Lehayne/Daniel Jackson], Buffy Summers/John Winchester, Joyce Summers/OMC)
Fandom #: 3
Special Recs: 9-15
Pairing: Buffy Summers/John Sheppard
Fic Title: Daddy Can Fix Anything
Special Rec #: 9
Why This Must Be Read: This is an adorable bit of fluff. Buffy gets to overhear a sweet moment between father and daughter. It gives you a look into a happy family with everyday troubles...even if mom and dad are heroes on the side.
Pairing: Dawn Summers/Ronon Dex
Fic Title: Keys to Pegasus
Special Rec #: 10
Why This Must Be Read: While this is technically the second in a series, the first is not a major player in the series, and the ship doesn't appear at all. Anyway, this is what happens when Dawn is snatched into a whole new galaxy just before the battle with the First. After spending a LONG time alone (& growing up in the process), she encounters visitors as they exit her new world's stargate. She certainly never expected to meet anyone from Earth! This story is exciting and fun for the most part. It has drama, romance, action, and humor mixed in. Watching Dawn and Ronon learn to trust and accept each other...then seeing the romance blossom makes this story a top-must for crossover and Dawn fans. There are 5 stories in the series (counting the first one), and of the four which center on Dawn & Ronon, one is 35,000+ words while the other three are 100,000+ words. An enjoyable, epic time of reading!
Pairing: Buffy Summers/Angel plus Willow Rosenberg/Bobby Goren
Fic Title: My Daughter...the What?
Special Rec #: 11
Why This Must Be Read: Don't let the award at the top fool you - the story is complete! In this story, Buffy finds out Hank Summers is not her dad; a man named Eliot Stabler is. While this trope has been done many times, this is an enjoyable one showing the search, understanding and growth between Buffy & Dawn and the Stablers. Ah, but what about the ship? Well, it is there...when it first shows up, it is mostly behind the scenes - little bits of set up for the moment when Eliot meets Angel and discovers a few more had truths. Another sweet little romance blossoms between Willow and Bobby when she follows Buffy to New York.
Pairing: Buffy Summers/Jon O'Neill plus Willow Rosenberg/Xander Harris
Fic Title: Crucible of Champions
Special Rec #: 12
Why This Must Be Read: Although this is not a WIP, it does have an open ending, and I hope someday the author is tempted to write a sequel. The buildup to the ships is realistic and drawn out. The attention to detail may turn off some readers, but it really does help set the scene in your mind, not to mention bringing the hardships of the characters into sharp focus. Of the story itself, the author's blurb says it best: "Call it a test. Call it what you like. How else would one explain the appearance of Buffy and a Clone, a Witch and a Soldier, 14k years ago?" Buffy, Jon, Willow, and Xander - before malls, airplanes, running water...or heck, much civilization at all. Definitely worth a look!
Pairing: Buffy Summers/Jack O'Neill, Willow Rosenberg/Teal'c, Faith Lehayne/Daniel Jackson, Samantha Carter/Xander Harris
Fic Title: Vegas Baby
WIP?: Yes (most recent update 7/4/12)
Special Rec #: 13
Why This Must Be Read: One of the few WIP's I intend to recommend, but it is too funny to miss. Take the old plot of people getting drunk and accidentally married in Vegas, and throw in SG1 and the four Scoobies, and you can't have anything but funny! What's more? They decide to stay married! How do all the new ships affect lives and jobs of those involved? Go forth to read and laugh.
Pairing: Buffy Summers/John Winchester
Fic Title: Dawn Winchester?
Special Rec #: 14
Why This Must Be Read: This is actually pre-ship, but it is a must read for the rest of the series. The series sees the slow evolution of the Buffy/John pairing, and it is much more believable this way. It finishes off the last two seasons of Buffy in a unique way - somethings are the same while some are exceedingly different thanks to the Winchester touch. Other pairings will appear as the story goes on. While the series is incomplete, several of the stories are finished and enjoyable reads. (A new story popped up from the author this year, so there is hope for a final finish.)
Pairing: Joyce Summers/OMC
Fic Title: Stranger at the Gate
Special Rec #: 15
Why This Must Be Read: This one-shot is a set-up story for a much longer series. The series is a WIP, but is still being updated regularly (most recently 9/1/12). This one-shot takes place just after the move to Sunnydale, so the series is an AU of the TV show. It is actually a crossover to an original story by the author, and as you continue in the series, it crosses with many other fandoms. This story sets you up with that first meeting/attraction and gives the others a place to flow from.