Pairing: Sloan Sabbith/Don Keefer
Fic Title: with moonlight in your hand
Why This Must Be Read: There may be other more obvious pairings in the show, but I am hands down declaring this duo my OTP for the show. The intriguing chemistry between these two characters wasn't in-your-face. In fact, it was subtle, and quiet, and gave you some ponderings throughout the season until, BHAM, it was there in the season finale. This fic shows how all of this developed, with wonderful insight into both characters and their interaction and how/why they could work despite being opposites. They're more complimentary than opposites. This fic is WIP, but the first part (5k) is so well-written that I had to recommend it for any Newsroom fans. I can't wait for the next part.
For the next seven hundred, seventy eight days, Don will hear from Sloan one way or the other at least once a day. Sometimes it's his doing and sometimes its hers and sometimes its both of them. It's not big things. Usually it's not. It's everything from emails to texts to a quick hi as they pass each other in the hallway. From celebratory drinks at Hang Chews to maudlin conversations in hotel bars. From shouting matches in her office to unanticipated confessions in his. She will become part of his world, his daily routine.
Slowly, without him ever noticing, Sloan Sabbith becomes the most stable, constant relationship of his entire life.
And then it stops.
And everything changes.
But we'll get to that part.