Pairing: Penny/Sheldon Cooper
Fic Title: What Doesn't Kill You (makes you stronger)
Rating/Warning(s): Teen / Scary as hell
Why This Must Be Read: Every fandom needs a horror story. (Or: so your life isn’t the genre you thought it was, are you going to cry about it or are you going to beat the crap out of something?)
I had never thought that I would read a Big Bang Theory horror story, but this one is just great. It has a X-Files feel to it, and it is creepy and unsettling in a subtle and gradual way. I love the way the characters are written and how the fic makes you feel what they feel. Focus is on Penny and Sheldon, but the other guys (+Stuart) is also in it.
Penny’s left hand is flat against the door; her right is curled around the doorknob. She’s looking through the peephole.
“Penny, it’s quantum mechanics, it’s—”
“I can see it,” she says.
Sheldon smears a line across the board as he turns toward her, something terrified and surprisingly defiant flickering across his face.
“Sheldon,” she says. “It’s here.”