Pairing: Suzumiya Haruhi/Kyon
Fic Title: The Rally of Haruhi Suzumiya
Genre: Mystery, Adventure, Romance
Special Rec: 7 of 30
Why This Must Be Read: This was written for Yuletide this year, and it's the kind of story that makes me so happy that fanfiction (and Yuletide!) exists. Haruhi and Kyon are going out for a date on Christmas where, in true Haruhi fashion, everything is not exactly what it seems - like the best stories in the canon, this fic plays with the assumptions you've made about what exactly is going on and doesn't cheat the final answer at all. I love Kyon's spot-on wry narration here, the established relationship between Kyon and Haruhi, and I especially love how everything comes whooshing together at the end.