Feb. 9th, 2014

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Title: Each In Its Own Way
Author: ishie
Characters: Ann/Joe
Length: 3k
Rating: G
Summary: Maybe derailed trains and bar brawls weren't the most glamourous of subjects to cover, but Joe Bradley was back in New York at last.

I volunteered to beta this story for [personal profile] ishie despite never having seen Roman Holiday, fell in love with the characters, ran off to watch the movie, and was so desperate for exactly this follow-up that I re-read the story immediately afterward. The atmosphere is perfect, carrying the champagne mood of the source material over to 1950s Brooklyn without missing a note, and there's this sort of rolling rhythm to the writing that imitates the original script and particularly comes through in the excellent dialogue. Seriously, it's a fantastic reunion piece, one of those stories that just makes me happy!

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1093824

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