Day 21 - A rare pairing fic.
Fandom Category: Glee
Pairing: Rachel Berry/Sam Evans, Hiram Berry/Leroy Berry
Fic Title: Wanted
Genre: friends, UST, RST
Why This Must Be Read: Interlaced with bits happening in the present for them it's a really nice and sweet story about how Rachel Berry and Sam Evans bonded over bad scifi movies and heartbreak.
Day 22 - A canon pairing fic.
CANON?? WHAT IS IT TRULY…
Fandom Category: Firefly
Pairing: Zoe Washburn/Hoban Washburn
Fic Title: One of Those Days
Genre: married space pirate folk, sexy times, day in the life
Why This Must Be Read: It's a sad thing that there's not more Zoe/Wash fic as they are THE canon couple of the show. Alas! A Life in the Day type fic it reads just like you would expect a bad but normal day on Serenity to occur. Everyone acts accordingly, and Wash and Zoe are delightfully canon marrieds through it all.
Fic Title: Like Breathing
Genre: romance, general
Why This Must Be Read: Just a short and sweet fic about Zoe falling for Wash.
Fic Title: If All The World
Genre: romance, general, UST, kisses
Why This Must Be Read: Another slightly longer fic about Zoe coming to terms about her feelings for Wash and his for her.
Day 23 - A pairing where one character is paired in multiple ships.
Fandom Category: Iron Man (I didn't want to double up on Fandom/Ships but alas!)
Pairing: Pepper Potts/Tony Stark, Pepper Potts/James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Pepper Potts/Happy Hogan, Joanna Nivena/Tony Stark, Rumiko Fujikawa/Tony Stark, Others/Tony Stark, Pepper Potts/OC
Fic Title: The Courting of Tony Stark
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13; blanket warning for Tony and all his issues, Obidah's emotional abuse, alcoholism, PTSD, body horror (the arc reactor)
Genre: romance, pre-movie canon, backstory, UST, RST, (GET IT TOGETHER YOU TWO!), growing up, co-dependant assholes.
Why This Must Be Read: Part of the Magnetic verse I'm only reccing this part and out of this part only the first two parts, which are the actual story, part three is an epilogue, and the rest of the series turns into Pepper/Tony/Steve, which I know not everyone is here for. (The series itself is well written and fair to all those involved, however ~stony~.) But to the point! One of the best pre-movie canon stories about Pepper and the path her life took the day she decided to go to the 1996 NY Tech Summit. The fic spans all of Pepper's years working in Stark Industries and for Tony building up their relationship so well and subtly and painfully because a lot of shit happens and Tony is Tony. I like how it centres on Pepper and shows her having a life, interests, and relationships outside Tony. (And while they do get wrapped up in each other's lives Pepper always tries to stay grounded, as hard as that is. Tony is mess and doesn't like to share. Pepper is overprotective and with good reason.) And even knowing the end up together this was a good journey to see her on.
Day 24 - A crossover pairing fic.
Fandom Category: Firefly, Heroes
Pairing: River Tam/Adam Munroe (Takezo Kensei)
Fic Title: somewhere between
Rating/Warning(s): R, violence, the River Tam Sessions, physiological torture?
Genre: crossover, creepyfing
Why This Must Be Read: I can't categorise this as a Romantic Pairing just a creepy situation surrounding two people who have seen and know too much. The tone and structure only add to it but it blends the two worlds and inserts the two characters in each other's lives very well.
Fandom Category: Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Teyla Emmagan/Cameron Mitchell
Fic Title: This Quiet Siege
Genre: crossover, RST, general, romance, sexy times
Why This Must Be Read: This one IS a romantic pairing! Quietly sexy, it portrays a very nice look into how this pairing could have happened.
Day 25 - A fic where a canon character is paired with an original character.
Fandom Category: Tron: Legacy
Pairing: Amy Bradley (OC)/Sam Flynn
Fic Title: This Grid
Author: fated_addiction & balcarin
Link: http://fated-addiction.livejournal.com/688766.html (part one)
http://fated-addiction.livejournal.com/tag/fic%3A%20projects%21 << to find the other links.
Genre: original character, AU kinda, retelling, digital love
WIP?: Yes, and looking sadly abandoned :((((((
Why This Must Be Read: I love the insertion of Amy Bradley (Alan's daughter) into the film and verse and how her history with Sam, their family connections, and UST-y friendship changes certain aspects of the movie.
Fandom Category: Thor (2011)
Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Fandral (the Dashing!), Darcy Lewis/Loki, Loki/Sif (barely there), Jane Foster/Thor, Siún(OC)/Volstagg (<< THE OC PAIRING!)
Fic Title: This Grid
Rating/Warning(s): R; violence on the high seas, slavery issues.
Genre: original character, adventures on the high seas, canon compliant pirate shenanigans, friends, team, UST
Why This Must Be Read: This looks like a cheat because not many consider Volstagg a main character but this fic is really about the ream of Darcy, Loki, Sif and the Warriors Three and how they learn to work together again after being sent away on an accidental adventure. The "endgame" ship is Darcy/Loki, and really they spend most of the fic circling each other, but I really loved Siún and Volstagg's romance quiet a lot.