Day 06 - A fic with the most heartbreaking scene.
I think I block out sad scenes in fics because this one was a hard one to pick.
Fandom Category: The Vampire Dairies
Pairing: Jenna Sommer/Logan Fell, Jenna Sommers/John Gilbert
Fic Title: When Will I Feel Soft
Genre: character growth, mourning, growing up
Why This Must Be Read: The theme of Jenna losing people and being left behind is heartbreaking in itself so while it's more of a fic dealing with Jenna, how she grows up and the deaths that occur in life along the way, with no real ship driving the force behind it I find that's kinda a perfect fic for Jenna depicting the various relationships, romantic or otherwise, in her life.
Day 07 - A fic for a pairing with a lot of baggage.
Fandom Category: Alias
Pairing: Lauren Reed/Julian Sark
Fic Title: Equinox
Genre: backstory, spies bc Alias!
Why This Must Be Read: Somehow this fic gives both Lauren and Sark EVEN MORE BAGGAGE when it comes to the spy game and each other. Yet somehow makes it sweet amidst a lot lies.
Day 08 - A fic for a pairing about a wedding and/or baby.
Fandom Category: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: Jennifer Keller/Ronon Dex
Fic Title: So Quite A New Thing
Genre: romance, sexy times, porn with marriage
Why This Must Be Read: Who doesn't want a sexy naked wedding?
And you're getting another because this was just too delightful to pass up. This time dealing with babies.
Fandom Category: Sailor Moon
Pairing: Usagi Tuskino/Mamoru Chiba
Fic Title: Genetics Fail
Author: Kihin Ranno
Genre: romance, friendship, humour, family, oh yeah and kinda time travel
Why This Must Be Read: Minako (Sailor Venus) makes a really good observation and trolls Usagi and Mamoru about Chibi-Usa like any good aunt would.
Day 09 - A fic for your favorite live action TV show pairing.
Fandom Category: Stargate: SG1
Pairing: Vala Mal Doran/Daniel Jackson + Team
Fic Title: Insanity
Genre: friendship, team, ust, canon compliant
Why This Must Be Read: Short and told through and outsiders point of view, which I love, in this case it being Teal'c (who I REALLY love) I just think it really clicks on why I loved these two as ship. The fic itself isn't overly romantic but I think it draws very well on Daniel and Vala's characters and how they react and slowly find a sort of faith and trust in each other. Also I think it helps that it's Teal'c telling this story allowing that more introspective reading on the characters that I don't think either Daniel or Vala would do themselves re: growing feelings towards each other outside annoyance. ;)
Day 10 - A fic for your favorite Movie pairing.
you know this ONE SUCKED. i have too many movie pairings and don't have too many favourites. it's hard!
Fandom Category: Pitch Black
Pairing: Carolyn Fry/Richard B. Riddick
Fic Title: After Dusk
Author: Lady NeverAfterNon
Genre: post-film, au, crossover, ust, found families, i say no to fridged ladies!
Why This Must Be Read: It REALLY sucks when a movie decides to kill it's female lead (and half of it's arguably on-screen duo) in the last few minutes of the film. It sucks even more when it's just so the male lead can grow, and it especially sucks if they didn't even get to make out. AND YET Carolyn/Riddick remain one of my top movie OTPS because IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SO AWESOME HAD SHE LIVED OMG. SO so awesome. This fic gives us one of those what ifs! It's mostly Carolyn's story, which is why I picked it instead a few other fics I've read for these two, and it's about her surviving, finding herself some friends (ONE'S A PREDATOR, THE OTHER AN ANUBIS WARRIOR [you know from The Mummy]!) and goes on to be a fix it fic for Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick. Woot.
And because I really love these two I'm just gonna add in some beautiful written, in character, PWP: Scars by Eustacia Vye on AO3. Sidenote: it's really hard to find good fic for this movie omg.