Fandom Category: Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Bonnie Bennett/Damon Salvatore (using the TV name for Bonnie to keep things simple, but the first rec is from the book-verse)
Fandom #: 30
Special Recs: 96-98
Fic Title: Bloodlust
Rating/Warning(s): K+/T - BOOKVERSE, not from the TV show
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Special Rec #: 96
Why This Must Be Read: Three years after Klaus was dealt with and Damon chose to leave, most of the group decided to travel. There was one person left behind; one person who was not invited. Abandoned, her visions ignored, Bonnie must deal with a new evil taking root in Fells Church. Alone. At least until Damon saunters back into town. I liked this story. In the books, Elena made me want to grit my teeth with her attitude, but Bonnie was a fun, lovely character. The last scene between her and Damon in the book makes this story believable for me. And its nice to see Damon getting the chance to be the hero instead of Stefan.
Fic Title: Second Verse, Same as the First
Genre: Drama, Action/Adventure, Romance
Special Rec #: 97
Why This Must Be Read: I tripped over this fic accidentally. I was not even looking at Vampire Diaries - I was looking for Doctor Who fics. I read one I liked, clicked on the author to see what else had been written, and poof! Bonnie/Damon! This is a lovely long fic with lots of twists, turns, and surprises. It's got romance, sarcasm, adventure, snark, and sorrow balanced by humor. Trust me, this one is definitely worth the time.
Fic Title: Ruin
Genre: Introspection on self and other?
Special Rec #: 98
Why This Must Be Read: This is a quick one-shot, but it's an interesting take on the characters and their hatred for each other. More than they need the others to love, they need each other - its always them. They define each other with their hatred - they each keep the other real. It's funny where trust is found.