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09 May 2015 @ 06:24 pm
Justified, Rachel Brooks/Tim Gutterson, 4 recs  
Today's special recs are for a pairing dear to my heart: Rachel Brooks and Tim Gutterson of the show Justified. I could write pages on the brilliance of this show and the understated amazingness of these two characters. They are quiet, capable, funny (in a dark, snarky way), and smart.

I've chosen to rec the excellent stories that were written for me as part of various exchanges. I urge you to start here and if you like it, explore other stories. There's not much Rachel/Tim fic out there, but it's all worth reading.

Fandom: Justified
Pairing: Rachel Brooks / Tim Gutterson
Title: Mercy for the Restless
Author: lilybeth84
Link: here @ AO3
Rating/Warning(s):
Word Count/WIP?: 4,516 /no
Special Rec: 8 of 30

Why This Must Be Read: A mixture of work life and character study, this is a wonderful Rachel/Tim fic. It's beautifully written. The characterization is so lovely, with tiny actions and understated words... it captures the world of Justified so well.

Fandom: Justified
Pairing: Rachel Brooks / Tim Gutterson
Title: Lost and Found
Author: Damkianna
Link: here @ AO3
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Word Count/WIP?: 9,503 /no
Special Rec: 9 of 30

Why This Must Be Read: This is a longer case-fic story with a side of relationship. It's full of the drawl and sardonic humour that makes Justified such an excellent show. The author has also filled the story with tiny, brilliant details that are so evocative and perfect.


Fandom: Justified
Pairing: Rachel Brooks / Tim Gutterson
Title: Bright as a Kentucky Spring
Author: skieswideopen
Link: here @ AO3
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Word Count/WIP?: 1,949
Special Rec: 10 of 30

Why This Must Be Read: A pre-ship piece that plays nicely with their contrasting personalities. Charming and with a lot of shipper promise.

Bonus Rec (not written for me, but so good I had to include it)
Fandom: Justified
Pairing: Rachel Brooks / Tim Gutterson
Title: Underneath the Water
Author: lymricks
Link: here @ the Summer in Harlan comment fic meme
Rating/Warning(s): R (sexual content, language, racism, implied past sexual assault)
Word Count/WIP?:

Why This Must Be Read: A gorgeous, intense comment fic that shows slices of Tim and Rachel's life in an established relationship. The connection between them is set out so strongly through the imagery and the snapshots of life here. Both of the are beautifully in character, and their broken pasts are so well drawn.