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01 November 2009 @ 10:50 am
5 fics that I have loved  
These are five fics (not that there are just 5 for me, but in the spirit of the comm...) that crawled inside my brain when I first entered fandom, my C/A Classics that I revisit when I want to be just a reader and not a reader/writer:


As The Page Turns, by Evan Como. Giles visits LA right after Doyle's death to help catalog Angel's books. He brings with him questions he can't quite ask, and Jenny-shaped anger he can't let go of. What he finds is Angel and Cordelia with a new layering of grief, and maybe some new insight into two people he thought he knew.


Two Breathe, By Ebonbird. A summer spent living. Cordy, Wes, and Angel. The title is layered, and the story is one of the most sublime I've ever read.


Snow Angel, By Starlet2367. I could go on all day about Starlet's C/A fics. I adore them beyond measure and fangirled her to embarrassing degrees after I first read them. Luckily she doesn't hold it against me. This is a fic of fluff and friendship and some incredibly hot C/A loving - all in a cabin on top of a snow-covered mountain. So in character I could see it unfolding as I read.


Bound, by Inamorata. Part of a duo that came and went before I could blink, and left the C/A ship with a breathtaking body of work while they were around. I had a hard time choosing between Bound and Another Life, but I chose Bound because it's a little more uplifting, and ends on a hopeful note. Cordy and Angel After Doyle, a solid plot that I'd kill to have thought of, and Angel slowly realizing what Cordelia means to him. If it's not love yet, it's very close to it.


Profaned, by Dazzle. The other half of that amazing twosome, and a fic that steals your words when you first go through it, hardly blinking and with your heart breaking. Fandom is full of seductive Angelus fic that somehow overlooks what he really is (mine, I'm sorry to say, included). This fic is a very open-eyed, brutal look at the reality of what would happen if Angelus loved a woman. I ache for Angel and Cordelia every time I read it. Warning for rape description.


This was too fun, and I'm probably going to do more, so....prepare yourselves? :D
petzipellepingo: buffyversetop5 pumpkins by eyesthatslaypetzipellepingo on November 1st, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
Nice to see some AtSverse recommendations, thanks for posting.
yourlibrarianyourlibrarian on November 1st, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
not that there are just 5 for me

Heh, I think it would probably be torture for most of us to have to settle on five only. But that makes the categories kind of fun :)

This was too fun, and I'm probably going to do more, so....prepare yourselves?

Yay! (Just remember we close later tonight)
Debdamnskippytoo on November 1st, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
Ooo, thanks for these links. I totally forget about these (except "Snow Angel" since it's like my crack) even though I do love them. They're older and not in your typical archive areas, so I miss them!