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14th-Jul-2009 05:49 pm - SGA [John/Rodney]
Boys Over Flowers - Jan-di orange
Link: Coffee, chocolate or me? (Moral dilemmas in the Pegasus Galaxy)
Author:lilyleia78
Rating: R
Fandom: SGA
Pairing: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Summary: Don’t be ridiculous. Just because I mentioned to yet another cult of Ascension worshippers that chocolate and coffee is the true way to heaven doesn’t mean I feel guilty.
Warnings: none

Comments: John+Rodney+chocolate=♥ I, ah, just want to draw a big, sparkly heart over this fic. John gets himself kidnapped and is a hostage, while his captors ask for all the coffee and chocolate the Atlantis expedition has, and Rodney gives away everything he has (even his private stash!) in exchange for John because Rodney's still so insecure and thinks the evil captors will want to keep John all to themselves (I wouldn't blame them, personally). And then John seeks out Rodney to thank him, and ahhh, it just drives home how idiotically romantic and in love they are. This is why I love reading established relationship fics so much; none of the angst/worry, just them being all lovely-dovey. Really, this fic couldn't have been written more perfectly. ♥♥

Excerpt: “You chose me,” John answered roughly. Rodney gasped as John’s clever hands pushed away the last of his clothes and wrapped around their goal. Gently, almost reverently, John stroked over Rodney’s erection. “They wanted everything you love, and you gave them up for me. Maxwell House to Kopi Luwak, Hershey’s kisses to Chuao chocolate, all of it gone. For me.” Rodney whimpered more from the exquisite torture being applied to his cock than the ache of loss and thrust into John’s hand, seeking more friction. John obliged.

Sex stupid, Rodney whispered, “Love you more.” Luckily John was intent on taking Rodney apart with his hands and missed the confession. Louder Rodney said, “Yes, well, it wasn’t entirely selfless. You owe me.”
4th-Jul-2009 12:42 am - Psych [Shawn/Lassiter]
Boys Over Flowers - Jan-di orange
Link: Be Mine, With Love
Author: ryann_blackwood
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Psych
Pairing: Shawn/Lassiter
Summary: Shawn and Victoria meet for the first time...on Valentine's Day.
Warnings: none

Comments: Oh, where do I start with this fic? It's so elegantly written, and has fantastic character interactions and characterizations. It starts with Shawn worrying what to get Lassiter as a Valentine's Day present, and then Victoria Lassiter comes in, and Shawn totally manipulates her into going to Boston, away from his Lassie, because he's totally jealous, and for some reason this fic totally works as being both romantic and so IC. OH AND THE ENDING. PURE LOVE. Shawn decides Lassie's Valentine's Day gift should be him revealing his secret to Lassie. Just <333.

Excerpt: “Dude, for the last time, it was an accident!” Shawn argued, never able to stand the silent treatment.

Gus just pursed his lips, giving him a bit of a fish face, which just sent Shawn into giggles. “Are you laughing at me, Shawn? Seriously!”

“Oh, come on, you were totally making fish faces at me! You know my weakness for the fish face. And, I’m telling you, Gus, I didn’t mean to push you into the tank. Honest.”

“I heard you laughing. Did you try to help me out of the water? No. You just laughed.”

“It was funny,” Shawn said, trying to keep a straight face and failing. Gus huffed again, giving him a pointed look.

“I felt teeth, Shawn. I could feel Flipper’s little dolphin teeth sinking into my bruised flesh.”

“Dude, they eat fish.”
14th-Jun-2009 11:57 pm - Firefly [Mal/Simon]
Boys Over Flowers - Jan-di orange
Link: Five Kisses
Author: lvs2read
Rating: R
Fandom: Firefly
Pairing: Mal/Simon
Summary: Four times Mal kissed Simon in front of the crew and one time he didn't.
Warnings: none

Comments: Awww, these are just the most perfect five drabbles detailing Simon and Mal's kisses ever! It's sweet, romantic, and just drool-worthy. They're pretty short, but so awesomely good.

Excerpt: It had been raining steadily for the last hour, and Simon looked like nothing so much as a drowned rat with water dripping off his clothes and his hair falling into his eyes, eyes that stared up at Mal with trepidation, and a hint of defiance. He started to speak, but Mal was right there, placing a finger on his lips, quieting any excuses or protests.

"Don't worry about it, Doc. No harm done." Mal leaned down, replacing his finger with his lips, briefly savoring the taste of fresh rain on soft skin, before stepping back and walking away from his astonished crew.
13th-Jun-2009 09:22 pm - Firefly [River/Jayne]
Boys Over Flowers - Jan-di orange
Link: Music/Fic Meme, River/Jayne
Author: beggar_always
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Firefly
Pairing: River/Jayne
Summary: Ten drabbles about River/Jayne.
Warnings: none

Comments: I'm in love with this author's Psych fics, so I thought why not try her Firefly stories as well? They're wonderful drabbles where one can track the subtlety of River's and Jayne's feelings for one another. The drabbles are all interconnected and tell the story of how River/Jayne could get together, and it's just so romantic, and nice. A short read, but an awesome one at that. It just fuels my love for this pairing and that, despite how different they are in canon, it definitely makes me think it could work and work well.

Excerpt: "I'm not the same," she told him proudly one day in the middle of the cargo bay. "We can change."

Her smile made him want to try to be the man his mother had always wanted.
13th-Jun-2009 08:31 pm - Harry Potter [Snape/Neville]
X/1999

Link: Sick and Tired of What to Say (No One Listens Anyway)
Author: perpet_fic
Rating: R
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Snape/Neville
Summary: Wherein I take a giant leap from set-ups in book 7 to create a post-war wizarding world that isn't quite the bright shiny penny we get in the epilogue. Neville gets whumped a bit; Severus acts a touch more well-rounded; Hermione is confident and caring; a bunch of new teachers get vaguely silly names, and there are quotes from Monty Python.
Warnings: dark themes & sex (though not until like part two)

Comments: I solely came upon this fic browsing crack_broom. Snape/Neville? That intrigued me. It's a future fic, I believe, (post-war AU after the epilogue of the last book), and the pairing doesn't squick me as much as it would've had the story been set during the movies/books, or been canon-compliant. I was a bit hesitant to start a story that was this long (two thousand words or so in four parts), but I'm soooo glad I did. The characterizations are amazingly perfect, and I love how Hermione's and Neville's friendship is painted, and the plot! I thought it'd just be the two sexin' all day long, but it's not! I was pleasantly surprised at that and how everything seems to be woven together, how the current story is told with the past one being told in the background, but it all comes together nicely. And Neville being the true hero that he is, and Snape being there for him, but still being his sullen, I'm-surrounded-by-idiots, self. These are all lovely things which the fic has; it's just a wonderfully involved story. <333

Excerpt: “Longbottom,” he drawls.

“Professor Sn-Snape,” Neville returns, and wants to curse at the stutter. He looks at Severus and tenses against a shudder. “How are you, Sir?” He asks, and finds courage in the way his voice holds.

“I am not yet dead,” Severus says, and there’s the barest bit of humor in his tone.

Neville relaxes completely. “You can dance and you can sing.”

“I cannot yet, however, dance the Highland Fling,” Severus replies.

10th-Jun-2009 12:20 pm - Naruto [Kakashi/Iruka]
Boys Over Flowers - Jan-di orange
Link: Discipline
Author: megyal
Rating: PG
Fandom: Naruto
Pairing: Kakashi/Iruka
Summary: Kakashi starts paying attention to Iruka, Iruka gets annoyed then falls in love.
Warnings: none

Comments: I don't even know why I particularly love this story, just I could've read it in one sitting if I didn't stumble upon it so late at night my eyes were screaming at me to go to bed. But it has smart ninja!Iruka and stalking!Kakashi and I couldn't help but be entranced by this story with such awesome narrative and plot! Not just schmoopy Kakashi/Iruka (not that I don't love those type of stories), which is refreshing to read after a while of just immersing oneself in short fics in which there is enough sap probably for me to make my own syrup. And I love the author's inner!Iruka. Fabulous characterizations and voices. <333


Excerpt: It takes a lot to render Iruka speechless, but Kakashi is really good at that. He's grinning at Iruka's shocked expression, even as he takes down the missing-nin with shocking ease. When he smiles in that open yet hidden way, he looks nothing like a person that knows at least ten different techniques to turn Iruka inside out… one of those ways simply involves staring at Iruka a certain way, apparently.
30th-May-2009 09:16 pm - Naruto [Kakashi/Iruka]
Boys Over Flowers - Jan-di orange
Link: Bibliotherapy
Author: Snowcleo
Rating: T
Fandom: Naruto
Pairing: Kakashi/Iruka
Summary: A young jounin discovers an interesting new bookstore.
Warnings: none

Comments: LOL- I grabbed this story link from here at random, not really knowing what to expect, but feeling brave nonetheless, and this story that I clicked on started out nicely, and I kept thinking aww, Kakashi was cute as a kid. And then I get to the middle and boy, was I surprised! I won't ruin it, but will just say that it's a wonderful premise for how Iruka's and Kakashi's lives could turn out in the future, and while it does carry a sad undertone (because let's face it, they are ninja), there's also something very loving about the piece. There's schmoop, of course, but it's the good kind!

Excerpt: “Need any help finding anything?” a voice said and the boy jumped, dropping the book again.

The man bent forward and picked up the book, turning it over to see the cover. Burning with shame at being caught reading such a thing, the boy began to stammer an apology. The man didn’t seem to be listening, however. He was smiling down at the book in his hand. “Ah, yes, volume 15. That’s a good one, but if you’re going to do the thing right, you should really start with volume one. It’s still my favorite.” Reaching over, he plucked a book off the shelf and handed it to the boy. As the boy took it from him, he noticed that the man was missing the little finger and part of the ring finger on his left hand. A golden wedding band gleamed at the base of the stump.
30th-May-2009 09:28 am - Naruto [Kakashi/Iruka]
Boys Over Flowers - Jan-di orange
Link: Catching Up
Author: inksheddings
Rating: PG
Fandom:
Naruto
Pairing:
Kakashi/Iruka
Summary:
One minute had become two, then three, then four...and now Kakashi couldn't get enough of them.
Warnings: none

Comments: This is a short piece, but has so much embedded in it. There's more underneath the story, and its subtlety makes you ache for both Kakashi and Iruka because they're in denial and UGH BOYS >__>. It's a wonderful fic for what it doesn't say, but it's also wonderful for what it does say and how it says it. And it's hopeful, romantic, and kind of angsty all at the same time. And the voices are perfect too; Kakashi's confused and Iruka's annoyed, but you can feel this unyielding tension between them, this limbo that they're in where they act like friends, but have sex, and want it to be more. It's just wonderful.

Excerpt:
What he did like, however, was the fact that the early morning sun was shining through the break in the curtains and illuminating the face of the other occupant of his bed. Iruka had yet to wake up, had yet to leave. Kakashi didn't know what to make of it, but he did want to somehow take advantage of it. He pushed himself up, sitting cross-legged and naked, to get a better look at the man next to him.
29th-May-2009 06:39 pm - Friends [Monica/Chandler]
Boys Over Flowers - Jan-di orange
Link: London Time
Author: BluEyes
Rating: T
Fandom: F.R.I.E.N.D.S
Pairing: Monica Geller/Chandler Bing
Summary: I'm still on London time, does that count?
Warnings: none

Comments: EEE! A Monica/Chandler fic that doesn't suck! I've never really gone looking for Friends fic before because the show was perfectly awesome as it was (and I was a little weary of going through all the bad fic to find those few gems because I felt it would've inevitably ruin one of my most favorite shows). It displays wonderfully Chandler's doubts about where to go next with Monica and the whole sleeping with a friend thing, and it gives us a nice look into his head about how he must've felt during the beginning of everything, when they kept denying that they were "together" and were merely hooking up for sex. And it's wonderful for an author to show us a serious side to Chandler, the one who's truly honest with himself and not hiding behind jokes.

Excerpt:

What was his excuse going to be in the morning?

Part of him had almost left hours before, when they both fell asleep. He couldn’t tear himself away, though. He found himself not wanting to tear himself away. But this, spending the night, seemed to cross some sort of line. Sex with a friend, a very good friend, who was very drunk, and needed comforting, well, that might be able to be over looked. Especially while out of the country and at a wedding. Her brother’s wedding. Where her overbearing mother was present.

However, sex again, and not only sex, but spending the night, once home, seemed to imply something incredibly different.

3rd-May-2009 03:50 am - Hana Yori Dango [Tsukasa/Tsukushi]
Boys Over Flowers - Jan-di orange
Link: Adventures in Pauper Shopping
Author: literarylemming 
Rating: PG
Fandom: Hana Yori Dango (j-drama)
Pairing: Tsukasa/Tsukushi
Summary: Akira chaperones Tsukasa when the latter goes on an errand for Tsukushi.
Warnings: none

Comments: I just kind of stumbled upon this fic randomly, and I'm glad I did. It's one of those silly, light-hearted ones that show Doumyouji and Makino in a domestic light, arguing about what type of pregnancy tests to buy, and it's such a ridiculous scene to associate with Doumyouji, shopping in a discount store for a pregnancy test for his wife, something that I don't think he ever thought he'd have to do. And poor Akira has to weather the raging storm that is Doumyouji. Has such perfect characterizations, and I want more of these fics showing the F4's friendship.

Excerpt: It had all begun when Tsukasa married Tsukushi.  A lot of things had begun with that relationship, actually, including the weekly Pauper Breakfast at Eitoku ("If eating pauper meals was good enough to make my Makino into the girl I chose, then it's good enough to turn those useless underclassmen into less useless upperclassmen!"); the establishment of the Lovers From Saturn Fan Club (total members: 5, consisting of Domyouji Tsukasa, President, the rest of F4 [by compulsion] and Tsukushi [under duress]); and the construction of the "Poor House," which was the dreadfully unfunny pun Tsukasa used to describe the lavish home he'd had built for Tsukushi's family.  "Hey, have you seen Susumu, Makino?  No? You know why?  Because he's IN THE POOR HOUSE!  BWAH!"
21st-Apr-2009 06:48 pm - Firefly [Mal/Simon]
Boys Over Flowers - Jan-di orange
Link: Thinking Thing
Author: lvs2read
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Firefly
Pairing: Mal Reynolds/Simon Tam, established relationship
Summary: Simon thinks and worries too much.
Warnings: none

Comments: Oh, this fic hits all the right buttons with me, and the romance isn't even until the end! I like how Simon spends half of his time in the fic being confused and how Mal's smirking at him lovably, and teasing him. Like how there are all of these little details thrown in about Mal cleaning his revolver and drinking coffee with Simon, like how it's more about them being in each other's company and less about it being sexual. And, and the end *sighs happily* There are seriously no wrong things in this fic; it's beyond perfection. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Excerpt: Mal laughed and shook his head, not letting go of Simon's hand when Simon tried to pull away. "For being top three percent, sometimes you ain't so smart, Simon." He stood and pulled Simon into his arms, bringing his hands up to cup Simon's jaw as Simon's arms wrapped around his waist. "This is where you stand. Right here with me." He leaned down to kiss the smile on Simon's lips then let his arms fall to wrap around Simon's waist, snugging him closer. "Tell you what. I'll try to do better at sharing my thoughts and feelings, if you'll try to stop thinking so much."
21st-Mar-2009 12:31 am - Firefly [Mal/Simon]
Boys Over Flowers - Jan-di orange
Link: A Day Like Today
Author: Eleanor K. / emungere
Rating: PG
Fandom: Firefly
Pairing: Mal/Simon
Summary: "You don't know how good you got it."
Warnings: none

Comments: This story packs quite a punch, especially for it being a short, and simple one. But, oh, how badly I want a sequel (it's quite cruel of the author to end it where they did because it's *so* good and makes you wanna beg for more and more). I really just love how the story is narrated through Simon's eyes, how it's romantic, but not too much, how this is an awesome future fic, and gahhh. Just trust me when I say this is one of those "good" ones. Very, very good ones. ^^

Excerpt: He doesn't know if any of them are still alive, though River insists they are. He used to think Mal would find him once they shook off the Alliance. All the while he was recovering from the crash of the shuttle onto this planet, he thought about it. Sitting here, in this chair, on the porch of the quiet man who took them in, who would become his sister's husband.

2nd-Mar-2009 05:03 pm - Firefly [Mal/Simon]
Boys Over Flowers - Jan-di orange
Link: Bridging the Gap
Author:ennyousai
Rating: PG
Fandom: Firefly
Pairing: Mal/Simon
Summary: Simon loses his hearing, and Mal suddenly sees a new Simon, one whom he can't stop thinking about in intimate ways.
Warnings: none

Comments: Okay, so I've never even seen one episode of Firefly. All I've watched is the Serenity movie, and that's about it, but I fell in love with Simon's character. Plus, I love to ship him more with Mal then Kaylee just because it'd totally be a more intense relationship. Kaylee, though I do love her character, just seems more bubbly, while Mal's character is darker and that's...hotter. But, anyways, this fic handled the emotions well. It was slow building and realistic, but not so slow that it made you wonder when the time would come when Simon and Mal would finally get together. And the end, when they finally do, is made all the sweeter for it and so adorable.

Excerpt: The kiss was gentle and easy, and when Mal pulled away they were both smiling. Simon reached up and pushed Mal's hair out of his eyes, letting his fingers rest lightly against his temple. Simon was easy to read in that moment, and Mal knew that Simon he could read his own feelings just as easily.

He'd never be able to tell Simon exactly what he felt, at least not in spoken words. But that was all right. Sometimes words weren't necessary.
Boys Over Flowers - Jan-di orange
Link: More Than One Way
Author: fairlyironic
Rating: K
Fandom: The Princess Bride
Pairing: Wesley/Buttercup
Summary: Buttercup dreams, and plans, and waits.
Warnings: none

Comments: This is an awesome fic detailing what happens when Buttercup learns about Wesley's death at the hands of the Dread Pirate Roberts and how she formulates a plan for getting revenge. Admittedly, the fic paints a more stronger and smarter character for Buttercup than we originally see in the beginning, but I like to think that she's not as helpless and dim-witted as she seems in the movie. Also the fic perfectly fits my personal canon as to why Butttercup ever agreed to marry Humperdink in the first place (we know from the movie that it wasn't because she loved him). Just all nicely ties in together with good narrative though there were a couple of tiny grammar mistakes I encountered.

Excerpt: She was halfway through the lesson when she woke up. At first it set her teeth on edge to not be able to finish, to have her revenge be thwarted, but then she woke up more completely and laughed at herself. Seeking revenge in a dream, how laughable, and how...pitiable.
31st-Jan-2009 11:17 am - CSI [Nick/Greg]
Boys Over Flowers - Jan-di orange
Link: Banana Pancakes
Author: Caroline Crane
Rating: PG
Fandom: CSI
Pairing: Nick/Greg
Summary: A short ditty about a coffee press, oh, and Nick & Greg too.
Warnings: none

Comments: It barely took me five minutes to read this, but it was a very good five minutes. :) It's essentially about Greg's fancy-schmancy French coffee press taking up permanent residence in Nick's apartment, but there's so much more to it- how Nick is okay with Greg basically taking over the kitchen and arranging it his way, and how much love  there is between them, subtle and weak-knees inducing. Just *sigh* this is the kinda Greg/Nick fic I love reading. There's not a lot of writing, but there's a lot of story.

Excerpt: His idea of unpacking in the bedroom so far had consisted of dumping all his clothes in the middle of the bed, which mean any moving-in-together sex was going to have to happen on the couch. Not that Nick minded that either, but if it became a regular thing they were going to have to get a bigger couch.
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