What's Good? For August, I recommend the novella "Physical Therapy" by Ophelia P. (NC-17, 1995). I hadn't previously featured this landmark Nick/Natalie romance in part because no one needed directions to the door of the most famous story in the fandom. But time passes; let's take a tour. With practicality and tenderness, "Physical Therapy" faces up to the canonical obstacles to this sort of human/vampire intimacy; it wins a standard-setting success for the characters.
Nick pulled back, hand still in her hair, eyes blue, lips fighting to hold an indignant, defiant pout and tending to curl instead -- thank God, his sense of humor had finally kicked in! "Satisfied?"The other part of why I hadn't spotlighted "Physical Therapy" before is that while it is a bit outside my sphere, its sequels are far outside my sphere. Some words of warning: (1) "Physical Therapy" contains sexual content and contextualized use of restraints; it rates a mild NC-17. (2) Its sequels are extremely disturbing, a severe NC-17. Please exercise great caution if approaching them. (3) Yes, I know the author's other name; please don't reveal it here unless you're acting on her instruction/permission. Thanks!)
Her mouth was still open -- damn, he'd caught her by surprise, the sneak! -- and her toes were just starting to unclench. But she wasn't about to tell him that. "Hardly."
What's New on FKFic-L? In July, fkfic-l saw one story, my "True to Life" from fkficfest. There have been two stories in August so far. The date for the upcoming War game is not yet set; October is under discussion.
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