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So I admit, I saved this pairing for last. They're my favorite ship at the moment, and I could probably put together an entire month's worth of recs just for them. A few of my very favorites have already been recced, so I definitely suggest going back through the tags. Anyway, here are the last of my recs for the month and a few bonus recs because I couldn't help myself :)


nine recs under the cut )
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Fandom Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing: Lily van der Woodsen/Rufus Humphrey
Fic Title: And We Could Be Fine
Author: [livejournal.com profile] abvj
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Angst/Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 22/31

Why This Must Be Read: This fic basically embodies everything that attracted me to this pairing in the first place. An incredible look at Lily as a character as well as Lily and her history with Rufus.



and one more )
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Special recs that double as the current challenge! Bonus!


Fandom Category: The West Wing
Pairing: Donna Moss/Josh Lyman
Fic Title: Part of the Whole
Author: [livejournal.com profile] shutterbug_12
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Mostly friendship
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 20/31

Why This Must Be Read: Missing scene from Abu El Banat, where Josh must explain to Donna the significance of her Christmas gift. A really sweet moment between the two of them with absolutely fantastic dialogue.



and one more )
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I have fallen horribly behind on my reccing! My apologies. Reality got in my way. I'm on my way to catching up now :) As a bonus, a fic that just popped up on my flist tonight.


Fandom Category: Beauty and the Beast
Pairing: Belle/Prince Adam
Fic Title: Love is the Prerogative of the Brave
Author: [livejournal.com profile] tosca1390
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 19/31

Why This Must Be Read: A story that looks at Belle and Adam after he transforms back into the prince. This fic is wonderful in both its simplicity and its insights. Quite a few standout lines, but none more than the final one.
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Fandom Category: Persuasion
Pairing: Anne Elliot/Frederick Wentworth
Fic Title: Armistice Summer
Author: Reading Redhead
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 17/31

Why This Must Be Read: You know those fics you never knew you wanted until you read them? This is one of those stories for me. This story goes back to 1806 and fills in pre-canon details of Anne and Frederick's first courtship that we don't get from the novel itself. Really sweet and appropriate, I can absolutely see their first courtship going just like this.



and one more )
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Fandom Category: Fringe
Pairing: Olivia Dunham/Peter Bishop
Fic Title: Frequency
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alchemyalice
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Angst-ish, Drama, hinted romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 15/31

Why This Must Be Read: Set post-S2 finale, the summary says it all: Olivia speaks. Peter hears her.



and one more under the cut )
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Fandom Category: The Good Wife
Pairing: Alicia Florrick/Will Gardner, Alicia Florrick/Peter Florrick
Fic Title: Once More Into The Fray
Author: [livejournal.com profile] abvj
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Romance/Angst
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 13/31

Why This Must Be Read: If I had to pick out exactly what I wanted in terms of the eventual Alicia/Will relationship, this would be it. Plus, it deals with her marriage to Peter in such an adult way that's reflective of the way we see Alicia deal with her marriage on the show. Really great characterization, not just with the romantic relationships, but with Alicia's relationship with Kalinda, another highlight of the show for me. So many fantastic lines and descriptions in this. Basically, an all-around excellent piece.




and one more )
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Fandom Category: Lie to Me
Pairing: Gillian Foster/Cal Lightman
Fic Title: Five Times Cal Let Gillian Know Just How Important She Was To Him
Author: [livejournal.com profile] etoilefilante
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Mostly Friendship, Slight Angst, Slight Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 12/31

Why This Must Be Read: An entire fic centered around five moments when Cal tells Gillian how important she is to him -- what's not to like? Bonus for the appearance of Emily in the end. I really like the progression of their relationship shown through these five little moments. I dare you to read this without smiling.
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Fandom Category: Betsy-Tacy
Pairing: Betsy Ray/Joe Willard
Fic Title: A selection of letters found in the estate of Mrs. Bettina Anastacia Willard Kirchner upon her death.
Author: athenejen
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Romance, Epistolary fiction
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 11/31

Why This Must Be Read: Chances are that very few of you know these books and even fewer have read them recently. There are maybe five fics for this series on the internet (I would know, I've looked everywhere); this is a fandom that's almost exclusively limited to Yuletide. But if you know Joe and Betsy at all, this story is so very them. Not only is this a perfect look into Betsy and Joe's relationship in the time right after the last book in the series, but there are so many small canon references that it really does feel like a continuation of the novels.
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Fandom Category: Bones
Pairing: Temperance Brennan/Seeley Booth
Fic Title: The Him and the Her
Author: [livejournal.com profile] siriaeve
Link: here (with links to both AO3 and DW)
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Romance/Humor, some team/squints/lab too
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 10/31

Why This Must Be Read: Gordon Gordon teaches Booth how to make mac and cheese over the course of two months. I feel like this fact alone merits a read. If you need more (although really, you shouldn't!), this story from start to finish feels like it could have (maybe even should have?) happened on the show, and it keeps the characters true to themselves.
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Fandom Category: Castle
Pairing: Kate Beckett/Rick Castle
Fic Title: the confusion of straight lines
Author: [livejournal.com profile] missymeggins
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 8/31

Why This Must Be Read: This was the first Castle/Beckett fic I ever read that I knew I loved, and it stood out to me particularly for its characterization of Beckett. This is an AU post-episode for "Boom" which is one of my favorite episodes of the series by far. It mixes in some fun Castle family moments and great Beckett and Lanie friendship along with a very realistic take on a potential beginning for Castle and Beckett.



and one more under the cut )
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Fandom Category: ER
Pairing: Abby Lockhart/John Carter
Fic Title: Magi
Author: C. Midori
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Friendship, with a hint of something more
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 7/31

Why This Must Be Read: Carter and Abby on Christmas Eve during Season 7, complete with tradition and subtle disappointment. This fic, quite simply, is Carter and Abby at that point in canon, when things are complicated but before they become impossibly so.
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Fandom Category: The Office
Pairing: Pam Beesly/Jim Halpert
Fic Title: Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Author: [livejournal.com profile] chibi_care
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: I'm a bit undecided on genre. I'd say angst-ish (bittersweet?) romance.
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 6/31

Why This Must Be Read: This fic was written post-Casino Night, so obviously it veers off from the canon we now have, but it's such a nice look at what could have happened from Jim's POV that I think it's definitely worth a mention. This is a Jim/Pam story, but it also includes really nice details about Jim's going away party when he heads off to Stamford, details that really reflect on the unique, quirky characters of the Scranton office. A really beautiful story. I don't actually watch the show anymore, but I come back to this fic from time to time just because it's that awesome.
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Fandom Category: Without a Trace
Pairing: Samantha Spade/Martin Fitzgerald
Fic Title: Sinking Fast
Author: singingstarryknights
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Friendship, with a hint of something more
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 4/31

Why This Must Be Read: I fell into this fandom a little bit late -- thanks to TNT reruns -- after Sam and Martin had already broken up, and against what was probably my better judgment, I found myself completely sucked into their story. This fic is on the shorter side, but it highlights the easy banter that was so much of what I loved about the pairing, while it simultaneously adds a soft hint of both regret and hope from Martin's POV. It's a nice look into what could have happened after the breakup, after Martin's addiction, but didn't. It's hard to find lighter stories about Martin and Sam without veering into OOC territory. This manages upbeat without going over the top.



and one more )
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Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Lily Evans/James Potter
Fic Title: 19½ First Dates
Author: [livejournal.com profile] xylodemon
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, Sex (consensual). I feel like it's also worth mentioning that both parties are underage.
Genre: Romance, with a side of Time Turning. Humor.
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 3/31

Why This Must Be Read: One of my biggest disappointments with the later HP books is that we never fully get to see how James changed and matured to get to the point where he was with Lily. This fic doesn't exactly do that, but it is a really fun look at how things could have happened. After Lily agrees to go to Hogsmeade with James, he uses a time turner to make sure that -- no matter what happens -- he gets another chance. Hilarity ensues. Great characterization, and some fun MWPP times mixed in. This is a really nice take on young James/Lily. I love the ending, too. Well-placed sexytimes are always a plus, in my book.
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Fandom Category: Friday Night Lights
Pairing: Tami Taylor/Eric Taylor
Fic Title: bright and clear
Author: hardlygolden
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Romance, Family
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 2/31

Why This Must Be Read: This was a Yuletide highlight for me. A glimpse into one of TV's most realistic, loving couples 20 years ago and today. One of the things that really comes through in this is the genuine affection both of them have for the other, which is one of my favorite things about them.
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Fandom Category: The OC
Pairing: Summer Roberts/Seth Cohen, Julie Cooper/Jimmy Cooper, Taylor Townsend/Ryan Atwood, Kirsten Cohen/Sandy Cohen
Fic Title: for this is the beginning of forever
Author: Cath1
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 1/31

Why This Must Be Read: This is a brief look at the first meetings of four of the show's couples, taking into account the show's own screwed-up timeline as best as possible and including plenty of details from canon. Sometimes sweet, sometimes bittersweet, each one is appropriate for its couple. Really fits into my own head canon. My personal favorite is the last one (Sandy and Kirsten), but it's tough call.

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