Day 04 - A fic that demonstrates how a pairing with little canon romantic chemistry/interaction can totally work.
Fandom Category: Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.
Pairing: Myrcella Baratheon/Robb Stark, Arya Stark/Edric Dayne, Margaery Tyrell/Renly Baratheon, Loras Tyrell/Renly Baratheon, Sansa Stark/Willas Tyrell [many more, including some that are spoilery at the link]
Fic Title: Acts of Treason
Rating/Warning(s): Mature, character death, sex, spoilers for the novels
Genre: AU, romance/adventure, war
Summary: A rebellion in ten acts, beginning and ending in Winterfell. Or, How Myrcella proved herself a Baratheon, regardless of her blood.
Why This Must Be Read: The premise of this fic is that Myrcella is betrothed to Robb Stark at the beginning of the first novel, and how this spirals out and changes things. But I think the biggest leap is giving Mrycella her spot in the limelight. We don't know terribly much about her in the canon, and she has maybe one chance to meet Rob. But she is the daughter of Cersei and Robert (in name at least), and it really shows in this fic. The author gives her a hugely stubborn will, and a great deal of perception. This could just as easily have been the "epic" fic rec, but what really sells this story is the way the romance between Mrycella and Robb is strung out from puppy love to true partnership. I do warn you, that like the books, some things will utterly break your heart. But it's so, so worth it.
Also I picked it for this catagory because of the sheer number of ships for characters that haven't even canonically met.
( four more pre-canon/AU recsCollapse )
Mods: Could I request Elia Martell/Rhaeger Targaryen, Lyanna Stark/Rhaeger Targaryen, Sansa Stark/Willas Tyrell, Ashara Dayne/Ned Stark and Daenerys Targaryen/Jon Snow? The rest are fairly minor one-off ships.