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Game of Thrones, 4 Modern AUs, Brienne/Jamie

I often lean toward the canonical (or at least a not-totally-AU setting) when reading fic, but I’ve been reading a ton of Jamie/Brienne fic lately and I love all the AU fic out there. I mean, how can you resist amazingness like this??

Fandom Category: Game of Thrones
Pairing: Brienne of Tarth/Jaime Lannister
Fic Title: On the Night’s Watch
Author: Miss_M
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1397218
Rating/Warning(s): R, warnings for a violent police case being investigated (harm to children, torture, and rape) and past sibling incest
Word Count/WIP?: 100k, complete
Recced By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: Brienne and Jamie are cops reluctantly partnered together who gradually learn to respect each other - really, I can’t think of a more perfect AU scenario for these two. This story is AWESOME. This story takes place in a modern day version of Westeros, with a complex and dark police case, and stresses the partnership and growing trust between Jamie and Brienne as they slowly grow closer.

Fandom Category: Game of Thrones
Pairing: Brienne of Tarth/Jaime Lannister
Fic Title: the spy who loved (to drive) me (crazy)
Author: dollsome
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/464912
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Word Count/WIP?: 1296 words, complete
Recced By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: Because it’s Jamie and Brienne in a spy!AU, it is delightful and involves fake kissing while undercover, and features my favorite modern day (Shakespearean!) replacement for Jamie calling Brienne “wench” in canon. This story is so much fun - I only wish it was longer!

Fandom Category: Game of Thrones
Pairing: Brienne of Tarth/Jaime Lannister
Fic Title: Yet to be Lived
Author: julesoftarth
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2436278
Rating/Warning(s): R
Word Count/WIP?: 20k right now; WIP
Recced By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: This story is still a WIP (7 chapters so far), but I’ve already fallen in love with it and it’s being actively written, so I’m reccing it here. This fic has Jamie as a depressive author struggling with writer’s block on a road trip across America and Brienne as Catelyn Stark’s personal assistant sent to make sure he gets his next manuscript in on time. I love how all these disparate (and perhaps unlikely) elements come together so well and build their own, unique AU world, I love the glimpses of Americana during their road trip, and I cannot wait for the next chapter. (Also, here’s the photoset that inspired this fic, if you want another reason to check this fic out!)

Fandom Category: Game of Thrones
Pairing: Brienne of Tarth/Jaime Lannister
Fic Title: The Higher Education of Brienne of Tarth
Author: BrienneofThrace
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/783961
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Word Count/WIP?: 8377 words, complete
Recced By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: This story is pure fluff, an easy-going college AU where Jamie drives Brienne crazy, they both eventually realize they’re into sword fighting, and they become friends from there. It’s super sweet and a touchingly innocent sort of AU for these two characters.
Tags: fandom: game of thrones, ship: brienne of tarth/jamie lannister
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