Pairing: Girl!Raylan Givens/Boyd Crowder
Fic Title: Gunpowder
Rating/Warning(s): T, violence, drug abuse, child abuse, underaged everything, genderswap.
Genre: Angst, AU, romance, friendship, backstory.
Why This Must Be Read: Oh, is this a gut-punch. Basically Rayla Givens' (if Raylan had been born a girl) backstory; growing up in Harlan, and getting out. Justified is a hard show for me as the lone cowboy thing isn't my teacup, but this story just roared for me. It's painful, stark, chilling, and hard, but such a great exploration of Rayla(n) and the economics and gender politics inherent in growing up, poor, in Kentucky. And female.