Oct. 13th, 2011

[identity profile] katekintail.livejournal.com
Type of h/c: illness
Title: In Sickness and Hotel Rooms
Author: taste_is_sweet
Rating: OG
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Shepherd/McKay
Warnings: None
Direct link to piece: http://mckay-sheppard.livejournal.com/2978039.html
Your thoughts: All the good elements are there: feeling for fever, back rubs, thermometers, medicine, even chicken soup. But throw in Rodney being worried and a bit irritated and John feeling sick while on vacation and a bit irritated as well, and you get an awesome flu!fic!
[identity profile] katekintail.livejournal.com
Type of h/c: illness
Title: Sicker Than Thou
Author: travels_in_time
Rating: G
Fandom: Sherlock
Pairing: Gen
Warnings: None
Direct link to piece: http://ariadnes-string.livejournal.com/81197.html?thread=1610797#t1610797
Your thoughts: With John and Sherlock both ill, it's a battle of wits, complaints, and text messages to find out who will emerge victorious. I couldn't help but grin like an idiot while reading this. And the ending is perfection.
[identity profile] katekintail.livejournal.com
Type of h/c: angst/emotional, rape/non-con, sexual abuse
Title: Damage
Author: Xanthe
Rating: NC-17
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Tony/various, Tony/Gibbs
Warnings: underage rape/non-con and sexual abuse... and an emotional recovery
Direct link to piece: http://xanthe.org/viewstory.php?sid=62&warning=2
Your thoughts: This is one of my favorite Xanthefics (though, to be honest, most of them are my favorite). It's a stand-alone novella-length story about Tony finally facing the demons of his past and trying to get through them. What works for me in this fic is how carefully it's constructed. It's not as simple as "I was raped, but now I'm in love!" Oh, no. It's slow and painfully realistic. And just when it seems it can't get worse, it does. Even so, Gibbs is there with strength and support. There are layers and cover-ups and all sorts of emotional discoveries. In fact, it works so well with Tony's character I had no trouble buying into it. I read it online (finished it on a train, actually). I loved it so much I bought it in zine form and I've read it again.
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