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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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[personal profile] damalur
Title: Home Before Midnight
Author: Fyre
Pairing: Belle/Rumpelstiltskin
Length: 11k
Summary: Sometimes, you have to trust in others to help you find your happily ever after.

So you've been bitten by the Once Upon a Time bug...Fyre is the author to read. She does fantastic Belle/Rumpelstiltskin, although I think what I like best about her stories is that she doesn't isolate our intrepid couple from the rest of the fairy tale characters. ANYWAY even though pretty much everything Fyre writes is my favorite, this is my go-to fic when I've just finished rewatching "Skin Deep" and I need a happy ending. It also has a sequel, Waiting to Be Cast.

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/345788
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Title: Resurrection-verse
Authors: [personal profile] elspethdixon & [personal profile] seanchai
Characters: Tony/Steve, Peter/MJ, Luke/Jessica/Danny, Sharon/Winter Soldier, Hank/Jan, ensemble (Marvel 616)
Length: 150,000+
Summary: Doom brings Steve back from the dead. Hijinks ensue, some of which might vaguely be considered plot. Surprisingly, this isn't actually crack-fic -- it's just Marvel.

I've been putting off writing this rec for well over a year, because - here is what I can say about this story: It singlehandedly built the Cap/Tony fandom in a cave, with a box of scraps.


Resurrection, Reconstruction, and Redemption: http://elspethdixon.livejournal.com/153354.html
Readjustment: http://community.livejournal.com/marvel_slash/66231.html
Hostages to Fortune: http://community.livejournal.com/cap_ironman/41345.html
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[personal profile] damalur
Title: Eventually, You'll Know I Love You
Author: [profile] humansrsuperior
Characters: Ten/Rose, Ten II/Rose, Jack, Mickey, Pete, Jackie, Jake
Length: 40,000+ words
Summary: Disaster hits Torchwood in Pete's World, and at the same, familiar faces have been pulled through from another universe.

My feelings on Ten II tend to range wildly from total denial to complete embrasure, but for the most part I prefer to read happy!Ten stories and avoid the possible angst all together. This story? I knew that this story was going to hurt, and I read it anyway, because it is just that good. (Never fear, though, it meets the happy ending criterion!) I mean, this story ripped my heart out and fed it back to me and I enjoyed the eating of it, that is how much I loved this. I'm always interested in post-JE fic that tries to sort out the Ten/Ten II dilemma, and this is brilliantly executed, giving both Doctors their due. Also, it has Jackie and the Doctor interacting, which is pretty much the only impetus I need to read a story.

Link: http://humansrsuperior.livejournal.com/120438.html (scroll down)
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[personal profile] damalur
Title: Much Ado About Mating
Author: [profile] miss_prufrock
Characters: Ten/Rose, Donna
Length: 1,412 words
Summary: Donna vents about her travelling companion in a coffee shop to a familiar stranger. Reunion fic of the cracky persuasion.

This is possibly my very favorite reunionfic, which says an awful lot since about half of the fic I read is Doctor Who and a solid three-fifths of that is reunionfic. The crack is just so deliciously fulfilling, and [profile] miss_prufrock writes one of the best Donna voices in the game. I also have to say that the image of the Doctor bouncing off of a window in his haste to get to Rose is priceless, in the sort of way that means I'm laughing now just remembering it.

Link: http://community.livejournal.com/time_and_chips/4976666.html