Pairing: Samantha Wildman/Joe Carey
Fic Title: Three Anniversaries
Author: spiletta 42
Rating/Warning(s): Teen; Canon character death, adultery
Genre: Drama, Romance
Why This Must Be Read: Though Samantha and Joe were very rarely seen on screen, it's obvious that the author put a lot of thought into their characters. They're both very real and realized as individuals on the ship, and the narrative is just absolutely wonderful. Major canonical moments are hit upon, but they're not the main focus of the story; the evolving relationship between Sam and Joe is. Not everything is sunshine and roses, and the ending is very bittersweet, but it's very much in the spirit of the show. I'm very happy I stumbled across this story.