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Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Characters: Shishido Ryou, Ootori Choutarou, Shishido/Ootori, Hyoutei
Length/Type: Multi-chapter (2 parts, approx. 12,780 words), may actually be considered as Gen

Summary: When Shishido Ryou loses his regular spot on the tennis team, he turns to Ohtori Choutarou for help. This is where they started, but not where they will end.

To quote the author, "This is the Silver Pair when they weren't the Silver Pair. This is them when they were Shishido Ryou and Ohtori Choutarou." And she does it so wonderfully. ;_; I love well-done "behind the scenes" type of fics, the ones that show all the missing scenes and thoughts that go into making something we mostly only see the result of in canon. Here, we get to watch Shishido's journey from his fall from the Hyoutei regulars to how he climbs back up. Not only does it cover how his friendship with Choutarou was built, but it also goes into other details that are often taken for granted, like how he ends up playing Taki in an attempt to win his spot back, etc.

This is Silver Pair at its best when they were still just teammates and how their friendship grew from Shishido's ordeal. A huge part of what makes the fic great is her Shishido - she writes him so very well. And, also, the way her Shishido sees Choutarou. *loves*

Story: The Distance Between Us [Rating: PG] - by [ profile] everlind 
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Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Characters: Shishido/Ootori, Hyoutei regulars
Length/Type: Multi-chapter (3 parts, approx. 23,000 words)

Summary: First loves are notoriously difficult. For Shishido Ryou, it is the end of the world.

When I think of Shishido/Ootori, I automatically think of [ profile] everlind first - because she, more than anyone else in my mind, was the author that established (and then defined) my Silver Pair love. Hers weren't the first Silver Pair fics I had read, but they were the ones that made me really really fall in love with the pair. To date, even after all the numerous Silver Pair fics I've read, this specific one still stands as one of my top favorites, especially in the "discovering love" or "get-together" genre.

It has everything I could possibly hope for - boy angst, friendship, awkwardness, first loves, boy hormones, good characterization, the right dose of fluff, and awesome Hyoutei regulars with more of a role than just background noise.

Story: Love is Noise [Rating: PG-13, skirting R in some areas] - by [ profile] everlind 
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Fandom: Naruto
Characters: Uchiha Sasuke, plus Team 7 and a few others. Hints of a possible future Sasuke/Sakura.
Length/Type: One-shot (about 10,000 words), Gen

Author's Summary: Ten visitors to the same hospital room.

Oh, the dynamics. The characters, the interaction, Sasuke's thought process -  it's bristling, touching, heartbreaking, and hopeful in the only way that a well-done Sasuke-returns fic can be. I love how the impact of Sasuke's return is expressed in different ways via different characters, revealing through them all the complicated layers of how his return would affect things/people. And Team Taka wasn't conveniently left out either.

Story: Evidence of What You Cannot See (Repeated Ten Times) [Rating: PG] - by [ profile] hungrytiger11

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