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19 November 2014 @ 11:36 pm
'Third Time Lucky' by maegfan (T)  
Fandom Category: The Last Ship
Pairing: Rachel Scott/Tom Chandler
Fic Title: Third Time Lucky
Author: Maegfen
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2259693
Rating/Warning(s): T; angst, mourning, canon character death
Word Count/WIP?: 3.2K
Recced By: raktajinos

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is perfect. Completely perfect. So go read it. Hahah. Maegfan takes a 'three times' approach here, with three times they kissed as the structure of the story. It takes place a few months after the season final; Mrs Chandler is dead and Tom has been mourning her. Seeing this strong, beautiful, devoted husband mourn is heartbreaking but it's important to see him go through it. To feel him go through it, and the friendship with Rachel that supports him. Then slowly, over time, for that friendship to turn into more. There's no infidelity or anything, which I love. It's organic, honest, and captures both of them to a tee. It's just perfect.


mods, if I could please have some new tags that'd be awesome. thanks.
 
 
 
blithersblithers on November 20th, 2014 05:02 pm (UTC)
Hi! In the past, this community has only used special reccer tags for the month that the person is doing their special reccing, and I think that's what we're going to continue to do moving forward, so I removed your special reccer tag from this post. FYI, if you're interested in a way to see everything you've posted here in general, you can use the following super useful link:

http://het-reccers.livejournal.com/?poster=raktajinos
raktajinosraktajinos on November 21st, 2014 04:14 am (UTC)
ahhhh okay. I used it just so I can keep track of what I've recced here and what I haven't. But I'll use that link instead! thanks! that is a super useful link. :D

and thanks for the new tags!
blithersblithers on November 21st, 2014 04:17 am (UTC)
Heh, no problem! And I didn't know the ?poster= trick until recently and it kind of blew my mind with how awesome it was. Seriously, so useful.
raktajinosraktajinos on November 21st, 2014 04:21 am (UTC)
it's actually crazy useful. has that always existed?! *opens up new world of lj*
blithersblithers on November 21st, 2014 05:04 am (UTC)
...I guess so? And I know exactly what you mean. Don't hide your light under a bushel, LJ!