Pairing: Furiosa/Max Rockatansky
Rating/Warning(s): Mature, references past sexual abuse and past trauma.
Word Count/WIP?: WIP, but updated regularly.
Recced on LiveJournal By: redbrunja
Why This Must Be Read:
This is a fantastic multi-chapter fic about Furiosa and Max's building relationship, trauma and recovery (for Max and Furiosa, for the entire population of the citadel). The author does a wonderful job of slowly building the intimacy (emotional and physical) between the two leads in a way that feel really authentic.
It's a small part of the fic as a whole, and by no means the entire relationship arc, but I also want to take a moment to point out the HILARIOUS mini-arc that is comprised of Max thinking about Furiosa in a romantic way and Max REALIZING that he's thinking about Furiosa in a romantic way.
He doesn't know why it hasn't occurred to him before now that she might think about him when he's away, and worry about his safety. Perhaps because she is the master of the facade, the calm, closed expression and the straight back. Furiosa is bedrock, steady and unchanged, and he doesn't know what to do with the thought that his absence affects her in some way.
He steps closer to her, and she looks up at him from her perch on the bike. (he thinks that's something, though he's not sure what. He remembers well how fast she'd get to her feet when approached, before)
She gives a tiny nod when he reaches out, and lets him cup his hand around the back of her head and bring their foreheads together for long seconds. Her eyes drift shut, and their breaths mingle.
He doesn't know what to say, but it seems like maybe it isn't needed.
An excellent piece of fanart inspired by Oribt.
A hilarious fanart comic with a blink and you'll miss it homage to Orbit.