October 31st, 2008

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friday fic recs

Happy Halloween!  Here are some lovely fics for your weekend reading pleasure to go with all the sweets and sugary things collected tonight.

Two peices of Harry Potter fanfiction...

The Line in the Sand by lls_mutant 
PG13, warnings for AU and angst
The summary is this: "Everyone does things they know they shouldn't. Sometimes, they even regret them. When Peter confessed to Sirius that he was a Death Eater, the world changed." 
There's so much that I love about this story that I don't want to spoil you by telling, so can I just say that this is absolutely brilliant?  And yes, there's angst, but stay for the wonderful moments of humour, because what would Padfoot, Moony, Wormtail and Prongs be without those?
Quote: "I repeat," Peter said. "Horcrux. Instrument of truly Dark magic, so evil the subject is banned from Hogwarts. I'm holding it in my hand."

Under the Ivy by coffeejunkii
short, PG13, Harry/Draco
I love how this story treats disabilities.  I love the beautifully written way this author shows how people don't have to be fixed, just understood.
Quote: Until now, Harry thought that if he only tried harder and worked more on his speech, people would eventually understand him, but now it occurs to him that maybe those around him need to learn how to listen differently.

...and a Firefly story.

Two Gorram Days by Dyce
approx. 9,000 words, PG
Summary: "Post 'Objects in Space', pre 'Serenity'. Jayne is left all alone with a bad leg and a crazy girl for two days."
This is a Jayne-River friendship (at at least Jayne-River getting-along-together) story that works without changing the nature of either character.  For that alone it would be worth reading, but the reactions of the rest of the crew, when they return, are priceless.
Quote: "Jayne, I want you to be honest with me. Did you knowingly and with intent use a metaphor on that child?"