A.j. (aj) wrote in het_reccers,

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Gunpowder by Bambieyes1234

Fandom Category: Justified
Pairing: Girl!Raylan Givens/Boyd Crowder
Fic Title: Gunpowder
Author: Bambieyes1234
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8358151/1/Gunpowder
Rating/Warning(s): T, violence, drug abuse, child abuse, underaged everything, genderswap.
Genre: Angst, AU, romance, friendship, backstory.
WIP?: Complete.

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.
Tags: fandom: justified, ship: genderbender

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