Pairing: Lexie Grey/Mark Sloan
Fic Title: Remind Me Where the Light is
Genre: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Character Study
Why This Must Be Read: This is a wonderful look at Lexie, particularly through the lens of her mother's death. It highlights most of her important relationships and Mark features quite a bit. The writing is superb and the characterization is spot-on.
Pairing | Amelia Shepherd/Alex Karev
Fic Title | We All Have Our Scars
Author | duchessofavalon
Link | http://duchessofavalon.livejournal.com/
Rating/Warning(s) | MA
Genre | Angst
WIP? | No
Special Rec | 22/?
Why This Must Be Read | A post season six finale AU in which Alex does not hang around in Seattle and instead seeks out one time mentor, one time lover, Addison Montgomery. What he finds instead is not what he was expecting. And you, dear reader, won't be expecting this either! These two broken people are so painfully, perfectly wrong for each other, and once you've got the idea of them in your head, you won't be able to get over it. I promise...!
Pairing | Lexie Grey/Mark Sloan
Fic Title | Calculatus Eliminatus
Author | leobrat
Link | http://leobrat.livejournal.com/267644.
Rating/Warning(s) | PG/none
Genre | Drama.
WIP? | No
Special Rec | 18/?
Why This Must Be Read | This is the story that changed my fic reading habits. It's all the things I would NEVER usually read. It's got Mark Sloan in it for starters. And it's Mark/Lexie futurefic. And, probably most significantly of all, it's babyfic. But I relented and read it anyway. And it's brilliant. And showed me that all of these things that I would never want to happen on my show can be completely captivating in fic. And for anyone put off by the idea of babyfic like I initially was, it's not at all what I was expecting and I dare you to try it! But as much as she hadn’t wanted a hypothetical baby, an actual baby she couldn’t make herself not want. With all they had been through in the past year, with all Lexie had ever been through...Well, she knew life was short and there wasn’t always a later.
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Fandom Category: How I Met Your Mother
Pairing: Barney Stinson/Lily Erickson
Fic Title: Not Breathing
Author: divine one
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13 - Hard R/NC-17
Genre: Angst Angst Angst
WIP?: Not technically, though the author now has at least 9 parts/sequels (all oneshots)
Why This Must Be Read: This is the start of the author's "marshalldeadverse", which is how the first one starts. Marshall dies, and somehow Lily has to move on. The tragedy and heart-break is SO palpable, and some of the parts in this series have made me cry *like anywhere from tight-chested choking up to full on sobbing). Some involve some pretty graphic sex scenes, so warning there, but mostly everything is incredibly well written - and totally depressing, but in such a good way. The evolution of Lily and Barney's relationship is so well done, and so in character. I can't say enough good things about this series, it's mind-blowing and so, so sad but so, so freaking good.
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(Mods, may I have some taggage? Thanks a million!)
(I debated whether or not to do this, since I used my most fav fics for G/I in my Character Manifesto for George, but then I figured there could never be too many G/I fic recs, so here I am with more!)
Fandom: Grey’s Anatomy
Pairing: George O’Malley/Izzie Stevens
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Fandom: Grey's Anatomy
Character: George O'Malley
Pairings Included in Manifesto: George O'Malley/Izzie Stevens, George O'Malley/Meredith Grey, George O'Malley/Callie Torres, George O'Malley/Addison Montgomery, George O'Malley/Cristina Yang, George O'Malley/Lexie Grey
( fictastic George-ness below the cut! )
Pairing: Isobel Stevens/Alex Karev
Fic Title: The Only Exception
Why This Must Be Read:Reason 1- Because this is where the show should have headed after that shooting. Izzie comes back and faces the issues behind her leaving, stands beside her friends while they deal with the trauma, and patches up her marriage. Reason 2- Because Izzie is truly Alex's only exception, and this fic displays the hows and whys perfectly. Reason 3- Nobody writes this pairing like this author. Darley has written a frightening number of terrific Alex/Izzie fics, but i can't rec them all, unfortunately. So just check her profile and be awed by her talent.
Pairing: Cristina Yang/Owen Hunt
Fic Title: 3 Times Owen Washes Cristina’s Hair
Why This Must Be Read: Three vignettes of 3 different situations where Owen surprised Cristina by volunteering to wash her hair. Really, it’s worth reading even only to admire how her emotionally stunted self melts on his practical but nonetheless overly expressive manners.
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Pairing: Cristina Yang/ Owen Hunt
Fic Title: River
Genre: aganst, romance, character study
Why This Must Be Read: It’s a beautiful, introspective piece that explains how Owen felt since he left Iraq, and what Cristina came to mean to him. If you love Owen, you’ll like it.
Pairing: Lexi Grey/Mark Solan
Fic Title: In Constant Motion
Genre: general romance, missing scenes
Special Rec: 13/30
Why This Must Be Read: Besides the fact that all of abvj 's work is what made me REALLY love this pairing, this fic is so lovely. Giving us the little hidden moments during season 5 between these two characters, and their relationship that nobody saw coming, including themselves. I love how she writes both Mark and Lexie, especially them together. This is a good intro fic for them, but really read the author's other works. So good. And because it's special rec I'm going to cheat a bit and link back to another fic from the same author, about the same pairing, that I've posted on the comm before. The Long Way Home (NC-17).
Fic Title:Because It Happened One Night
Rating/Warning(s): Rating varies at times, I'd say anywhere from PGish-NC17 depending on the chapter.
Genre: Angst, Romance with some Fluff thrown in
Why This Must Be Read: The author writes some really great Addison/Derek fic. This particular one is a little different then her other ones and one of my absolute favorites. She creates a really great OC in this story who is absolutely impossible not to fall in love with. She took something Meredith once asked Derek about him and Addison and basically makes a whole story from it.
A description from the author herself: This takes place in New York on the night that Addison slept with Mark. Meredith once asked Derek if it would have been different (between him and Addison) if they had kids. Well, this is going to explore what would have happened.
Pairing: Addison Montgomery/Gregory House
Fic Title: Five True Things About Gregory House and Addison Montgomery
Author: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Genre: Crossover, Character Study, Romance
Why This Must Be Read: Because Addison and House are just such great characters in their respective series, so why not?
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Pairing: Gregory House/Izzie Stevens
Fic Title: Not the Right One, But That’s Fine
Author: Faith V. faith_chaos
Rating/Warning(s): PG: Flirting, a lot of shameless flirting. Spoilers if you never watched Grey's Anatomy, or hadn't seen Season 2 through Now.
Why This Must Be Read: Because she thinks she has Daddy issues, he thinks she is one hot chick...her words, not mine.
This takes place following certain events on Grey's Anatomy that I'm not going to mention, because I hate to spoil things for people that hadn't seen them happen yet. Anyway, this is a story of how House meets Izzie, who comes to Seattle for in some ways, a fresh start. When I first read it, I couldn't help but like the idea of House/Izzie, and to be honest, it's stuck with me...it's that good.
Pairing: Izzie Stevens/John Winchester
Fic Title: How to Fix Things
Link: How to Fix Things
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13 for language
Genre: Crossover, (a bit) AU, Angst, Drama
Why This Must Be Read: As both characters were played concurrently by the same actor, there are several fics where Denny Duquette actually is John Winchester. This, in my opinion, is one of the best. John's POV on being Denny and himself and both at the same time, while falling for Izzie and trying be strong enough to be there for Sam and Dean. Short but evocative, set late season 1 Supernatural/season 2 Grey's, with an ambiguously happier ending than both.
Pairing: Lexie Grey/ Mark Sloane
Fic Title: The Long Way Home
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, PWP!
Why This Must Be Read: Sure, the PWP challenge is over, but who ever said no to some porn? This is an odd rec for me as I'm not even watching Grey's Anatomy anymore, but some random YT clicking and here I am! Mark and Lexie are surprisingly adorable and functional together. This fic is just that, except with some really hot (and realistic) car sex. They quip, flirt and are genuinely into each other even with the cloud of Meredith/Derek over them. It's cute and hot, go read.
Pairing: Mark Sloan/Izzie Stevens
Fic Title: Once Upon a Booty Call
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17!!!, AU fic for those that care to know.
Genre: PWP, Romance, Humor
Why This Must Be Read: What happens when Addison's booty call is diverted by a certain blonde intern? Once Upon a Booty Call by Tivo explains exactly that with hot, dirty sexing that leaves you want a McSteamy of your own. She uses the storyline supply by the writers of the show to her advantage, creating a relationship between Mark and Izzie that some wish the show would have explored before Mark and Lexie happened, not that I'm complaining because I am an equal opportunity shipper when it comes to this show. It starts off with sex, it ends with a prelude to sex and yet the story in between is worth the read. Finding out about Mark, Izzie, Mark's friendship with Derek, the arrival of people into their lives who come to mean more than they thought they ever could. This is truly awesome porn with plot. Chapters: 64
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