Day 01 - A fic for your current favorite ship.
Fandom Category: Thor (2011)
Fic Title: Rowing in Eden
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, post-Thor, pre-Avengers.
Genre: romance, team, adventure
Why This Must Be Read: While being one the (oh so, sadly) few long fics out there for Jane/Thor at its forefront. Jane is still searching for answers, still trying to fix the broken Bifrost, and Thor is dealing with the duties of both a prince and Avenger. It's a very good read about Jane and Thor as people, both separately and together.
Day 02 - A fic for your very first ship.
this one is going to be an interesting one*
Fandom Category: X-Men: Evolution
Pairing: Rogue "Anna Marie" Darkhome/Reme L'Beau
Fic Title: From the Shadows
Author: Black Queen
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, AU, mentions of torture while in captivity.
Genre: team, character studies, AU, romance,
WIP?: Yes, it looks mostly abandoned but the story goes far.
Why This Must Be Read: This one is a LONG one, which is why I didn't mind reccing it as WIP because it's currently reading at 99 chapters and well, to be honest, if you get through the first half the story you read the meat of it. It takes an AU telling of the season 2 finale of X-Men: Evo and has a really great and slow developing romance between Rogue and Remy, while also having good character interactions between Rogue and her ex-fellow Brotherhood members, particularly Pietro. It also deals with the ramifications of Rogue absorbing Carol Danvers while in captivity and what that means for both girls. I remember reading this while I was heavy into X-Men: Evo when it was airing and it was such a great tale.
*I would have recced Seven Sunningdale but her stuff is no longer online :((((((((( I do have links to the fic I was going to rec: http://fuckyeahroguengambit.tumblr.com/tagged/Seven-Sunningdale. Both Giddy and Love of My Life are really good stories for this ship. Love of My Life being one of THE BEST fics I've read for a ship, dealing with character motivations, history and having an EPIC TALE of adventure and romance.
Day 03 - A fic for UST.
Fandom Category: Cowboy Bebop
Pairing: Faye Valentine/Spike Spegiel
Fic Title: Colourblind
Author: sidewalk server girl
Genre: UST, romance, (GET IT TOGETHER YOU TWO!)
Why This Must Be Read: First of all, Faye/Spike are in some ways the KING AND QUEEN OF UST. They just ooze tension when around each other and these two are SO TRAGIC with their feelings and inability to act on them for their own (and valid, if sometimes frustrating reasons). This fic is plainly gorgeous. Full of soft, full, beautiful prose that sticks to your ribs. It's short, but completely fulfilling.
Day 04 - A fic that demonstrates how a pairing with little canon romantic chemistry/interaction can totally work.
Fandom Category: Bleach
Pairing: Nemu Kurostsuchi/Jyuushiro Ukitake
Fic Title: Chrysalis
Rating/Warning(s): R, mentions of body horror*, mentions past physical and mental abuse*, violence, sword fights, language (you'll understand once you meet Grimmjow), afterlife shenanigans, all of these characters are dead.
Genre: romance, self realisation, UST,
WIP?: No, part of a series of stories but can be read independently.
Why This Must Be Read: *Okay first of, if you're not familiar with Bleach and Nemu's character I need to make this clear for you: Nemu is described in canon as an artificial entity. Nemu was built and she was given a soul and worst of all her dad is a DICK, and also the one who created her and treated her an object so there's a lot of abuse she suffered at his hands because he saw her as an object that he created. There is mention of all of this in the fic I just wanted to warn you.
The fic is however about Nemu moving past her father's treatment of her and choosing a life of her own, becoming her own person, learning and understanding what that means. Making friends is hard when your father was one of the more disliked members of the Gotei 13. Also, finding herself attracted to the captain of the Thirteenth squad, Ukitake, is something very awkward. But Ukitake himself is turned about in his feelings for Nemu. Excellently written story, exploring these two characters, giving them depth that is barely touched upon in canon. KILL ME WITH HOW GOOD THIS IS.
Day 05 - A fic with the best kiss/sex scene.
Fandom Category: Iron Man
Pairing: Pepper Pott/Tony Stark
Fic Title: Drink Deep
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, none.
Genre: KISSSSSSSS, romance
Why This Must Be Read: Because! KISS. That's literally all the fic is, a really good, really sexy kiss between two people who really want to kiss each other.