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10 October 2015 @ 08:09 pm
Rectober 2015: Day 2  
Rectober 2015: Day 2 - Friendships Are Awesome

Since sometimes friendships are not appreicated enough in fandom, and because friendships are amazing, wonderful and without them the world wouldn't be the same, here is a recs list that focuses on friendships! 20 fics for 8 fandoms.

Recs Friendships


1. Title: Dinner's on Me
Author: minachandler
Pairing(s) Nyssa al Ghul, Laurel Lance, Nyssa al Ghul/Sara Lance (mentioned)
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 2,571
Warnings: Post-Episode: s03e16 The Offer
Summary: "You know what? I could use a reminder of Sara too. Dinner's on me."
Set at the end of 3x16. Laurel and Nyssa go to dinner, where they reminisce about Sara. More than that, though - Nyssa realises how much of her beloved is alive in Laurel, and that both of them could do with a friend right now.

Why I loved it: I really liked the scene between Laurel and Nyssa we got to see in the show, so I was also glad when I found a "missing scene" fic about it. Those two definitely should interact more. I like how this fic is written. Mentions of Sara made me kind of emotional.

2. Title: Ted and Breakfast
Author: madscribbles (cupidandpsycho)
Pairing(s) Laurel Lance Ted "Wildcat" Grant
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 1,153
Warnings: -
Summary: Laurel pays a returned friend a visit but she's got more than reminiscing on her mind.

Why I loved it: First of all, I love male-female friendships, so I was glad to see a fic about those two. Second of all, Ted deserved much better than he got on the show, and I would have loved to see how his and Laurel's relationship could go. So yes, I'm really glad I found this fic, even if it's short. Ted really deserves more appreciation (and I still hope he'll be back).


3. Title: Two Hundred Fifteen Miles to Boston
Author: igrockspock
Pairing(s) Rosa Diaz, Amy Santiago
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 3,238
Warnings: -
Summary: Once Amy spent four hours in a car with Rosa. It was awesome, thanks to all her checklists and snacks and thoughtfully researched car games. Once Rosa spent four hours in a car with Amy. Amy had a schedule and stupid games and healthy snacks, and it was the worst four hours of Rosa’s life.

Why I loved it: Rosa & Amy friendship. Road Trip fic. How can I not love it? As if I needed more reasons to love it to pieces: I really enjoyed the banter, the way Amy just tried to keep them both entertained, while Rosa was being, well, herself. But she still trolls Amy. It's a really great fic *happy sigh*

4. Title: Diaz, Dummies, Doilies and Dish Soap
Author: girlyjuice
Pairing(s) Rosa Diaz, Jake Peralta
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 4,170
Warnings: -
Summary: Rosa Diaz is in trouble. This was supposed to be her last chance.

Why I loved it: I randomply developed a soft spot for this fic after I've re-read it a couple of times. It's gives more insigght into Rosa's character and personality, and how her and Jake's friendship started when they were in the academy. While I imagined some aspects differently, I like how the fic is written, and I just love Rosa & Jake friendship. I'm glad I found this fic.


5. Title: What’s On The Tin (on AO3 *HERE*)
Author: lil_1337
Pairing(s) Andrew "Drew" Wu, Hank Griffin, Nick Burkhardt
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 1,960
Warnings: -
Summary: Nick, Hank, and Wu are on the case.

Why I loved it: I love this fic to pieces. I love the friendship between Drew, Hank and Nick, the banter, how comfortable they are and how they work together. Friendships, case fic, teasing, it's really, really wonderful.

6. Title: Twisted Roots
Author: Luthienberen
Pairing(s) Monroe, Nick Burkhardt, Holly Clark, Roddy Geiger, Frank Rabe
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 2,805
Warnings: -
Summary: Nick ends up imprisoned when he checks out a crime scene alone and it is up to his Wesen compatriots to save him before it’s too late.

Why I loved it: Maybe it's short, but I still liked that so many of my favourite characters appeared in this one. I love Roddy, Frank and Holly, and I was so glad when I saw the tags for them, especially in a friendship fic. Those three definitely deserve more appreciation. And the fic is nice, really. I like that so many people wanted to help Nick.

7. Title: Unbreakable Bond
Author: Luthienberen
Pairing(s) Monroe, Nick Burkhardt, Hank Griffin, Sean Renard, Andrew "Drew" Wu
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 19,111
Warnings: -
Summary: A mysterious death in Forest Park leads to Monroe going missing. Nick races to find his friend. (This is a gen friendship fic, but it can be read as pre-slash.)

Why I loved it: It's a very nice fic. I like the banter between Monroe and Nick, I like how their friendship is written and how Monroe just provides food for Nick when Nick forgets to eat. I also enjoyed how Monroe just manages to cheer Nick up and Nick wants to help Monroe and get him back. So, yes, I like this one.


8. Title: Moving Day
Author: tenshinokorin
Pairing(s) Clint Barton, Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 2,943
Warnings: -
Summary: Sam Wilson's life is full of surprises, and Clint Barton is one of the biggest ones so far.

Why I loved it: It's a fic about Sam moving in to the Avengers Tower and Sam and Clint meet for the first time. I just had to include it, since I love the idea of those two being friends. They get along well, they hang out, and Clint gets to show off his archery skills! I really, really like this fic.

9. Title: Rhodes Less Traveled
Author: zhenger
Pairing(s) James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Sam Wilson, James "Bucky" Barnes, Tony Stark, Steve Rogers
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 7,042
Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Alcohol Abuse
Summary: Rhodey meets James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes in three different ways.

Why I loved it: This one is simply amazing. So very amazing. Sam and Rhodey meeting and getting along, Rhodey meeting Bucky, everyone trying to come to terms with Bucky being back, it's pretty great. Friendships, angst, getting to know the other... I love it. I especially love Rhodey hanging out with Sam and with Bucky. I just had to recommend this one.

10. Title: This is Nowhere
Author: everythingispoetry
Pairing(s) James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Tony Stark
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 2,694
Warnings: -
Summary: Tony and Rhodey celebrate thirty years of their friendship in a way only Tony Stark could come up with, including birthday cake and space travel. ‘It was a good thirty years, overall.’, ‘It really was,’ Rhodey agrees and sips his coffee. Tony watches him with a wide tired smile.

Why I loved it: The friendship between Tony and Rhodey is one of my favourite Marvel friendships, so of course I had to include at least one fic for it. How could I not? I love the idea of this fic. Tony really appreciated Rhodey, and shows his appreciation, of course. And since he's Tony Stark and he does what he wants, the gift is awesome.

11. Title: Sharing the Night Together
Author: laylabinx
Pairing(s) Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Peter Quill
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 12,300
Warnings: Spoilers from the Guardians of the Galaxy film, Canon-Typical Violence and Language Use
Summary: For being a group of thugs and killers, they're a surprisingly cuddly bunch. AKA: Four times Peter slept with one of his teammates and one time they all slept with him. No slash, no romance, just good old fashioned team bonding and cuteness!

Why I loved it: It's one of my favourite GotG fics, I think. Once again a 4 + 1 variety, this time about each Guardian finding it difficult to sleep. I love how supportive each of them are, how they care for one another... I love this kind of fics for this fandom, really. They give me all kinds of fluffy feels.

12. Title: Reassurance (on AO3 *HERE*)
Author: megan_moonlight
Pairing(s) Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Peter Quill
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 4,400
Warnings: Spoilers from the Guardians of the Galaxy film.
Summary: Four times Groot comforted one of the Guardians and one time they comforted him.

Why I loved it: When I was writing this fic, all I had in mind was how much I love the friendship between all the members of this team. I loved how they learned to work together, how they started to care about one another, and I ended up caring for them, too. I love the idea of the team comforting each other, and after what has happened to Groot, I just had to write this fic.


13. Title: The Dancing Men
Author: andrea_deer
Pairing(s) Sally Donovan, Sherlock Holmes, Greg Lestrade, Original Characters
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 7,494
Warnings: -
Summary: "I think I'm able to solve her grandparents deaths," he said finally and Sally just stared at him blankly. - A look through Sally's relationship with Sherlock over the years. She is, indeed, an old friend.

Why I loved it: This is a great fic that focuses on Sally Donovan and explains how she met Sherlock for the first time. Sally is badass, Sherlock is Sherlock and I want to hug Greg. I really love the idea of this fic and how much background it introduces for Sally's and Sherlock's friendship.

14. Title: Red Velvet and Reciprocity
Author: CherryBlossomTide
Pairing(s) Sally Donovan, Anthea, Philip Anderson, Greg Lestrade, Sherlock Holmes
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 6,642
Warnings: -
Summary: Sally finds that working with Sherlock Holmes leads to all kinds of unexpected consequences, not the least of which include sudden and unexplained visits from a mysterious blackberry-addicted MI6 agent. Five times Anthea shows up at Sally’s work, and one time they meet off the clock.
Inspired by the wonderful fic ‘If on a Winter’s Day a Detective’ by frozen delight.

Why I loved it: Well, I love Sally and I love Anthea. So I just had to rec a fic that will be all about them, how they met and how their friendship started. It's fun and I really enjoy how this fic is written. I really like the conversations between Sally and Anthea, and that Anthea knows Sally is a good and competent police officer. And Anderson appears for a while, too.


15. Title: Coping Strategy
Author: Fu_Dragon
Pairing(s) Evan Lorne, John Sheppard
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 3,694
Warnings: Spoilers for 4x04 Doppelganger, 2x08 Conversion, 2x13 Critical Mass.
Summary: Major Lorne has to deal with the aftermath of the episode 'Doppelganger' where he held Colonel Sheppard and Colonel Carter at gunpoint.

Why I loved it: I really like this one. It's related to what happens in one of the episodes, and it was just as emotional to me as the episode itself was. I really like how supportive and great John is the whole time, and how much he wants to help Evan. By the end of the fic I wanted to hug and Evan and John (also, the ending itself totally made me smile).

16. Title: Walk Beside Me
Author: Rachel500
Pairing(s) Samantha Carter, Teyla Emmagan, Evan Lorne
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 8,824
Warnings: -
Summary: When a diplomatic mission is interrupted by the Wraith, Sam and Teyla wrestle their personal demons to work together and find a way back to Atlantis.

Why I loved it: I really like this case fic, and I really enjoyed reading about the interaction between Sam and Teyla and how they bond. I like how it was written in general. Teyla, Sam and Evan are absolutely awesome. Each of them goes through a lot and get a chance to shine, but the ending of the fic is my favourite, I think, when Teyla and Sam get to talk and learn more about each other.


17. Title: Disposition
Author: rebyl (jayediez)
Pairing(s) Harvey Specter, Mike Ross, Donna Paulsen, Louis Litt
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 11,746
Warnings: -
Summary: When Mike is hurt on the way to work, Harvey steps in to help him. Mike finally learns that Harvey does care about him, even he doesn't say it. (For a suitsmeme prompt.)

Why I loved it: This fic was one of the first I've read for this fandom, as far as I remember, and I still have a huge soft spot for it. I like the beginnings of their friendship and working relationship (and other kinds of relationships, depending on fics *lol*), and I really like how much Harvey and Donna care about Mike, how Harvey helps him, and their banter. And Donna is badass. It's still one of my favourite fics from this fandom.


18. Title: Typecasting
Author: lil_1337
Pairing(s) Claudia Donovan, Steve Jinks
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 1,233
Warnings: -
Summary: Claudia and Steve discuss what he likes in a man.

Why I loved it: I love this fic so much! It's just so fun to read, I love the banter and Steve and Claudia teasing each other. I like Claudia's approach in this fic in general. I absolutely love the friendship between those two! It's a lovely fic.

19. Title: Moves Like Charlie's Angels
Author: lionessvalenti
Pairing(s) Claudia Donovan, Steve Jinks
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 3,389
Warnings: -
Summary: Claudia accompanies Steve on an early morning trip to the shooting range.

Why I loved it: Once again, a great fic about Steve and Claudia's friendship, this time using the "teaching someone how to use a gun" trope. Steve and Claudia are wonderful, there are pop-culture references and I love it.

20. Title: Continuum
Author: MykaWells
Pairing(s) Claudia Donovan, Myka Bering, Leena, Steve Jinks, Pete Lattimer, Artie Nielsen
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 9,489
Warnings: -
Summary: Myka and Claudia investigate a mysterious ping in a small Mexican town during Día de los Muertos. As is usually the case in these matters, things don't go as planned, and Claudia ends up having a heart to heart with someone she least expected.

Why I loved it: I really like this one. I always enjoy Myka and Claudia working on cases together, and it's just so fun to read fics that explore their working relationship and their friendship. All the other characters appear, too, and the fic explores Claudia's friendship with other characters, as well. I just recommend this fic in general.

*Mood*: calmcalm
Adommy-Fangirl: Suits - Harvey/Mike *Manip*bm_shipper on October 10th, 2015 07:06 pm (UTC)
There are at least 3 of my fandoms included and I'll definitely check them out :D
Megan Moonlight: roddymegan_moonlight on October 12th, 2015 06:05 pm (UTC)
Enjoy reading :D All those fandoms are so full of great friendship fics, it was fun to pick favourites!
Three Days of Violence Against Vegtables: Chibi Melil_1337 on October 10th, 2015 07:15 pm (UTC)
*grins* I'm honored to have two fics on your list!

I'm bookmarking your posts so I can go back and read all the fics you've been recing.
Megan Moonlight: claudiamegan_moonlight on October 12th, 2015 05:58 pm (UTC)
They are really awesome fics, and I just couldn't not rec them :D
I love your fics ♥

Enjoy reading! I prepared so many recs for this challenge :)
Three Days of Violence Against Vegtables: Brain on Fandomlil_1337 on October 12th, 2015 11:29 pm (UTC)
Fortunately I have some down time coming up so I can sit and just read fic.
Julie: Original ★ fanfictionragnarok_08 on October 10th, 2015 07:31 pm (UTC)
Yes, friendships are so important and thanks for the recs <3
Megan Moonlight: writemegan_moonlight on October 12th, 2015 06:00 pm (UTC)
Friendships are awesome <3
Enjoy reading! :)
bearshortybearshorty on October 11th, 2015 12:03 am (UTC)

Thanks for the recs - I will definitely check out Grimm ones - friendships are awesome.

Megan Moonlight: booksmegan_moonlight on October 12th, 2015 06:14 pm (UTC)
Friendships are definitely awesome :D I've re-read so many of my favourite fics because of this challenge... it's really fun :)

Enjoy reading!
verdande_miverdande_mi on October 11th, 2015 01:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks for these :) Will dwell into the Grimm and SGA ones when I get back from the pharmacy.
Megan Moonlight: ronon/evanmegan_moonlight on October 12th, 2015 06:14 pm (UTC)
Enjoy reading :D
There's so many awesome friendship-related fics around!