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Title: DILF
Author: [personal profile] twentysomething
Pairing: Derek/Stiles
Length: 31k
Summary: "Today is Scott's first day of kindergarten and Derek is terrified."

I promise not to inflict too many Teen Wolf recs on my admittedly small (but wonderful!) audience, but this one is too delightful not to share. I think it's easily readable even if you haven't seen TW, as it's an AU that reads more like a well-plotted gay romance novella than anything involving werewolves. Lovely slow build and lovely banter from one of my favorite authors; if you're looking for a lighthearted escape, this fits to the letter.

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/487739
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[personal profile] damalur
Title: Sustain II - Refrain
Authors: MaybeAmanda & Onemillionnine
Characters: Sherlock/Molly, Sarah/John
Length: WIP
Summary: He could fix this.

Part of me thinks I might be premature in recommending this, since only the first of three parts has been posted, but then I remember that I've read chapter one six times daily since it was posted and I think: NOPE.

The strange thing about Sherlock/Molly is that it isn't a ship I would ever want to become canon, but 'Sustain' is such a rounded universe and it treats the individual characters with such respect that I reread the story six times daily. But seriously, the characterization is so revealing and if that isn't enough for you: Molly, and if that still isn't enough for you: Sherlock having a staring contest with his baby.

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/330615
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As part of my new commitment to updating M/W/F...!

Title: Sustain (or Concerto for the Famished in D Minor)
Authors: MaybeAmanda and OneMillionAndNine
Pairing: Sherlock/Molly
Length: 76k
Summary: "So now you're behaving like a six year old 'cause he didn't take you along on his honeymoon?" Lestrade said. "Grow the hell up."

Yes, it's het. Yes, it's babyfic. Yes, it's a story that you will devour in one evening. This story is complete and total indulgence, but it's polished, well-written indulgence that never goes easy on Sherlock. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the authors will decide to write a sequel, although the story stands perfectly on its own - it's just that this is the kind of story you want to bury yourself in. Has kind of an old-school feel to it, but it's a good read, an even better re-read, and I guarantee it'll whet your thirst for Sherlock/Molly, of which there is tragically little.

Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7131146/1/Sustain_or_Concerto_for_the_Famished_in_D_Minor
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[personal profile] damalur
Title: So Wise We Grow
Author: [profile] captanddeastar
Characters: Kirk/Spock, ensemble
Length: ~81,000 words
Summary: “Commander Spock, we have located your son,” the Vulcan lady on the screen says, which would be great, except Jim can tell by the look on Spock’s face that he’s never heard of this kid before in his life. “If it is expedient, the child will be sent to join you on the Enterprise within the week.”

This story. THIS STORY. I came across it after reading a Kirk+Uhura story by the same author (How Many Roads? or, 27 Times Jim Kirk Hit On Nyota Uhura, which deserves a rec of its own; I have been craving Kirk/Uhura in a bad way lately, apparently because canon pairings only hold my interest for so long), and let me tell you that I have not been this glued to a computer screen since my last reread of "Blind Sight."

I started composing my rec around part four of twelve, and something like a third of my scribbles have to do with how much I love the characterization, particularly of the secondary characters. The author's Pike? I want to marry him. Her Gaila? Ditto. (Her Bones I just want to take home and pet and feed and soothe.) The roundness of the people in this fic is incredible, and that goes double for the OC - by the time he arrived on the ship, I was already halfway in love. So often OCs, particularly children OCs, are mishandled or just poorly written, but Storek adds to the story rather than distracting from it.

Most importantly: this is reboot Kirk/Spock the way I desperately want it written, just starting to figure out their relationship when they're thrust headlong into the thick of things. The chess games, the mind melds, the banter - all the traditional elements are note-perfect, but the way their gradual realization is handled feels fresh and inspired.

I did pick out a couple of grammatical errors, but nothing that interrupted the flow of the story. Even if you aren't a fan of kidfic, give this one a try; I don't think you'll regret it. :)

Link: http://captanddeastar.livejournal.com/9048.html
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Title: There Was a Child Went Forth
Author: [personal profile] dashakay
Characters: Sheldon/Penny
Length: 6,834 words
Summary: One plus one equals three. Solve that equation, Sheldon.

First, a brief note: This story is actually the fifth part in the Driving Lessons series, which is fabulous and completely worthy of a rec on its own behalf. I don't believe you need to have read the previous parts in order to enjoy "There Was a Child," though.

So the thing is that well-written babyfic is one of my greatest and guiltiest pleasures. The problem is that well-written babyfic is damn hard to find, but search no longer! [personal profile] dashakay has written a realistic, almost gritty story that dazzles, and not in the lame Edward Cullen way. The guys order take out and eat it in the hospital room while Penny is in labor, which is the best illustration I can give of the excellent characterization. I downright love the way the author writes Penny, too, and just. *happy noises* Try this one even if you usually steer clear of baby stories.

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/48981
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Title: Two
Author: [personal profile] fujiidom
Characters: Sheldon/Penny
Length: 2k
Summary: N/A

[personal profile] fujiidom is consistently one of my very favorite authors in the BBT fandom, and even in a short standalone piece like this it's easy to see why. She has a habit of making the characters act in ways that, coming from a lesser writer, seem completely unrealistic, and yet this is perhaps the only story where Sheldon Cooper cries and it's still so perfectly him and so perfectly in line with the tone of the story. I should also point out that I'm a sap for well-written baby!fic, and even thought there aren't technically babies in this it still sates that need nicely.

Link: http://community.livejournal.com/sheldon_penny/545929.html