Pairing: Furiosa/Max Rockatansky
Fic Title: "Blood, Coffee, & Motor Oil"
Word Count/WIP?: Complete at 41100 words with also complete sequel Before, Since, and After of 45655 and a bonus one-shot
Recced By: hiddencait
Why This Must Be Read: This is possibly my favorite story (and/or series) in the Mad Max: Fury Road fandom thus far (which considering I've bookmarked like a crazy person is saying quite a lot). Considering how much I LOVED the postapocalypse setting for the Mad Max movies, I really didn't expect an AU to take the top spot for me, let alone a coffee shop AU (Now, I heart coffee shop AU's like whoa, but for Mad Max? I didn't buy it before I read it. I learned better LOL.). But I gotta be honest, this fic is flat out amazing. The characterizations are spot on with everything from the setting to Furiosa & Max's former and current occupations and backstories to the way Joe is handled to the Interceptor (Oh my heart the Interceptor!). Just everything made me fall desperately for this fic. BTW, there is definitely some heavy angsty content, but considering the source material, it definitely felt in character for the series as a whole.
And the sex scenes. Oh sweet fluffy lord the sex scenes. The story had a realistic feeling slow build that led to gloriously hot sex with a side of kick that shows up later on in the series (check warnings for the specific kinks involved, of course, though they really worked in the story for me).
Basically, you should read it. And you should read it. You all should read it. Just be prepared to set aside the time to read it all in one sitting. I didn't want to stop which made it really painful to have started the story on my lunch break. LOL