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East of the Sun and West of the Moon by Alydia Rackam (Teen)

Fandom Category: Twilight
Pairing: Leah Clearwater/Edward Cullen, Bella Swan/Jacob Black
Fic Title: East of the Sun and West of the Moon
Author: Alydia Rackam
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6116796/1/East-of-the-Sun-and-West-of-the-Moon
Rating/Warning(s): Teen/Vampirism, attempted suicide, violence
Word Count/WIP?: 53,524/No
Recced By: honor_reid

Why This Must Be Read:  Author's summary: AU ending for New Moon. What if, when Edward suspects Bella is dead, he instead rushes back to Forks? What struggle would he face when he finds she's alive? And what if the only one who discovers he's back is Leah Clearwater? 

I don't often read in this fandom, but I decided to give it a try as I love Alydia's writing and I am very glad I did.  The journey this unlikely couple goes on is both painful and healing.  The author does a brilliant job of keeping both Leah and Edward in character.  Leah is still angry, and heartbroken and Edward is still...Edward, but Alydia allows them to actually grow as individuals.  At first they are like oil and water, or more like fire and gasoline, but eventually they become tentative friends and then more.  If you give this story a chance you won't regret it!

Tags: fandom: twilight, ship: bella swan/jacob black, ship: leah clearwater/edward cullen

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