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31st-Dec-2007 09:29 am Reversal of Fortune by Shayheyred (G)
Saved one of my favorites for last. Thanks for letting me share my Gorgeous Carat obsession.


Fandom: GORGEOUS CARAT
Pairing: Ray x Florian
Author on LJ: Shayheyred
Author Website: http://www.chezshay.net/


Why this must be read:

An absolute delight from start to finish, this story is a must read for this fandom. The writing is smooth and the characters are spot-on with Florian proving very clearly that he is neither helpless nor a victim but he is a perfect match for Ray.

Reversal of Fortune
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28th-Dec-2007 09:13 pm The Jewel That Shines Brightest in the Dark of Night by Gryvon (NC-17)
Fandom: GORGEOUS CARAT
Pairing: Ray x Florian
Author on LJ: Gryvon
Author Website: http://www.gryvon.com/

Why this must be read:
A lovely piece that explores a bit of Ray and Florian's relationship after Morocco, both the bad and the good. The story starts with a nightmare but becomes a tender encounter between Ray and Florian.

The Jewel That Shines Brightest in the Dark of Night
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27th-Dec-2007 09:48 pm Sanctuary by Kirin Morgenstern (R)
Fandom: GORGEOUS CARAT
Pairing: Florian x Ray
Author on LJ:
Author Website: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1279036/Kirin_Morgenstern

Why this must be read:
A short piece exploring a bit of Ray's past and the effect it has on his present with Florian. A lovely, unusual story made better by the unembellished writing.

Sanctuary
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26th-Dec-2007 08:02 pm 1001 Moroccan Nights by Misura (PG-13)
Fandom: GORGEOUS CARAT
Pairing: Azura x Ray
Author on LJ: Misura
Author Website: http://www.fanfiction.net/~misura

Why this must be read:

A fascinating look at Ray's relationship with Azura starting in his youth and ending just before the manga's Morocco arc. The fragment method works perfectly in this story, giving glimpses of the boys as they grow up together and apart. Wonderfully written and absorbing with a nice blend of light and serious.

1001 Moroccan Nights
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22nd-Dec-2007 08:04 pm The Captain by Guardian-381 (PG)
Fandom: GORGEOUS CARAT
Pairing: Ray x Florian
Author on LJ:
Author Website: Guardian-381

Why this must be read:
It's rare in this small fandom to find a story that focuses on Laila. In this story, Ray's devoted follower must face the reality that her love for Ray will never be returned in the same way and decide if she can accept that and remain at his side. Beautifully written, this story gives us a Laila who is smart, strong and very much her own person. Ray and Florian are nicely written and the interaction between the characters is excellent.

Note: this is the second story in a series but it can be read as a stand alone piece. The entire series is well worth a read.

The Captain
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16th-Dec-2007 10:35 am Accordo fra Gentiluomini [Gentlemen's Agreement] by Liriaen (R)
Fandom: GORGEOUS CARAT
Pairing: Ray x Florian
Author on LJ: Liriaen
Author Website: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1299605/liriaen
Why this must be read:

This piece is an absolute delight from start to finish, taking the Gorgeous Carat characters and placing them in Renaissance Italy where we discover that Ray still has a passion for jewels and a warped sense of humor, Laila's cooking is still suspect and Florian's never been as naive or helpless as he appears to be. One of the best stories in this fandom.

Accordo fra Gentiluomini
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12th-Dec-2007 08:40 pm A Turn of the Card by Arwensong (PG-13)
Fandom: GORGEOUS CARAT
Pairing: Ray x Florian
Author on LJ: Arwensong
Author Website: http://www.mags-nificent.com/MSW/Arwensong.htm

Why this must be read:
A delightful and well-written story in which Ray finds himself in a difficult situation and Florian proves that he's much more than a pretty pair of amethyst eyes. It's very nice to see Florian in the spotlight here, where he's in control and far from being a victim.


A Turn of the Card
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9th-Dec-2007 09:06 pm Carnival of Souls by Katikat (R)
Fandom: GORGEOUS CARAT
Pairing: Ray (aka Noir) x Florian
Author on LJ: Katikat
Author Website: http://katikat.livejournal.com/

Why this must be read:

A dark piece that takes place post-manga series with Florian and Noir still not able to deal with what happened in Morocco. The mood of the story works perfectly, and the dialogue and character interactions are nicely written. Note: this story stands on its own but there is a sequel, Innocent Souls.

Carnival of Souls
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6th-Dec-2007 09:02 pm A Night at the Opera by Chariel (PG )
Fandom: GORGEOUS CARAT
Pairing: Ray (aka Noir) x Florian
Author on LJ: Basicblack
Author Website: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/506055/Chariel

Why this must be read:
A short and amusing Ray and Florian piece in which, as usual, Ray has a plan but Florian wants nothing to do with it. The story and dialogue is light and nicely matches the tone of the Gorgeous Carat Galaxy side-story that inspired it.


A Night at the Opera
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1st-Dec-2007 09:26 pm Gorgeous Carat overview
Gorgeous Carat fandom overview

The adventures of a daring jewel thief and a penniless aristocrat in turn of the century Paris.

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