16th March 2008

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Home Studies, by Beth

[Harry Potter]

Title: Home Studies
Author: Beth [info]bethbethbeth
Summary: Post-Hogwarts: A Life.
Pairing: Severus Snape/Minerva McGonagall
Rating: PG


Because the writing is utterly gorgeous! The story is entirely from Minerva's point of view, and we see her relationship with Snape through her eyes. They're first and foremost friends, and their love is just the logical continuation of that friendship.

It's a completely self-aware look at a mature relationship, where the couple is old and ugly, and it's okay.

One of my favourite fics in this pairing, I can only urge you to read it, even if you have little interest in the pairing.

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Kingdom of Air, by Karen


Title: Kingdom of Air
Author: Karen [info]lookninjas
Summary: The Torchwood Team is sent to the Himalayas by Harold Saxon.
Characters: Ianto Jones, Gwen Cooper, Owen Harper, Toshiko Sato
Rating: R


Absolutely gorgeous, amazing story! It's very difficult to write a team fic, where all the roles are balanced out and nobody's neglected, but Karen pulls it off masterly.

As much as it is a team fic, it's also a Ianto fic: Ianto is thrust into the role of leader, by virtue of being the only one with climbing experience, and he has to cope through horrific situations. The dichotomy between his private emotions and what he lets show is written very well, as unsettling for the reader as it is for Ianto.

Probably one of the best Torchwood fics, highly recommended.

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