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Jun. 26th, 2012 12:59 pm
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Wings to the Weak, Grace to the Strong by [livejournal.com profile] tristesses, Ginny/Cho, NC-17, 2803 words. Warnings for rough sex and PTSD.

Summary: They've left the war behind, but every now and then, it catches up with them.

Why you should read it: So, this was my gift (kind of, but also not really - I had to drop out for health reasons) for the [livejournal.com profile] femmefest exchange, so I'm possibly biased since it was written to my prompts, but holy wow this is good fic. The sex is really expertly done, managing to be both rough and tender at once, and the effects of the war on both characters are quietly heartbreaking. I recommend reading it, even if you don't normally go for femmeslash - it's short, easy to read and both chilling and funny.

Excerpt: "I am," Ginny says, and the corners of her mouth curl, catlike, "very threatening."

Midsummer Night's Dream by [livejournal.com profile] magnolia_mama, Ginny/Harry, NC-17, 8342 words.

Summary: Midsummer was always the most difficult time of year. There would be moments when Ginny became absolutely convinced someone was standing right behind her, but whenever she turned around, no one was there.

Why you should read it: Okay, so obviously I'm on a bit of a Ginny kick, but you can't help feel for her reading this. She's stubborn, haunted and obsessive, and obviously self-sufficient. The writing is what makes this, really. No two words are heavy-handed, and the atmosphere is so tangible it feels heavy in the air as you read it. I'm also, admittedly, a sucker for the dark, nautical imagery.

Excerpt: Sleep had eluded her, until the pale imitation of night gave way to dawn's grasping fingers and Ginny dragged her taut body and aching head out of bed to cope with the long day that lay ahead.

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