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Title: Trade All My Tomorrows
Author: miriad
Characters: Indy/Marion, Abner Ravenwood
Length: 5,645 words
Summary: She realized that she was still wearing his hat. Gently lifting it from her head, she set the thing in her lap and frowned. A fedora, battered and dusty. She felt the brim with two fingers and wondered what stories a hat like that had to tell.

One of the things I like best about Yuletide is that is occasionally hand-delivers an excellent story in a fandom in which most previous contributions have been mediocre. I've tried to read Indiana Jones and Indy/Marion fic before, but nothing hit a note that resonated with the canon, at least not until "Trade All My Tomorrows." This fic is lovely and heartbreaking, the story of the first encounter between Indy and Marion. The little flashes of what Indy will become are perfect (Favorite line? He looked down his nose at her, face twisted into that professorial glare that he got every once in a while. She could tell, from that face alone, that he was going to be a great lecturer.), but it's Marion and her relationship with Abner that raise the whole thing to exquisite.

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2009/works/34943