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31st-Jul-2010 07:00 pm Jameson's Whiskey by mrkinch (Adult)
Fandom: LotRiPS
Pairing: Sean Bean/Viggo Mortensen
Length: ficlet
Author on LJ: mrkinch @ dreamwidth
Author Website: mrkinch Lotrips on Archive of Our Own
Why this must be read:March, 2009, at Empire awards, Sean presented Viggo with a Jameson-sponsored Icon Award and provided us lots of photos of them cavorting, and Viggo's speech. The pairing (Sean/Viggo) is a fandom favorite, and it's gratifying to see that they still do love each other.

This ficlet works with what we could see and takes it further, until innuendo about swords leads to happy sex, multipurpose showers, and the final rambling interview and photo

Jameson's Whiskey
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31st-Jul-2010 05:08 pm "The Cat, Selling" by valerienne (Gen, PG-13)
Like almost everyone else, I apologize for being late. Unlike everyone else, I'm ridiculously last-minute, and I'm even more sorry: the month got away from me. On to the fic:

Lotrips (LOTR RPS) as a fandom is carrying on despite the cast dispersal, and even gaining new writers, to our surprised delight. I'm reccing more recent fic, from 2008 on, to show how good we have it now. I'm also trying to give a taste of the variety of writing styles and pairings.

Fandom: LoTRiPS
Pairing: ensemble LOTR cast genfic
Length: ficlet
Author on LJ: [ profile] valerienne
Author Website:
Contains: (skip) marijuana use
Why this must be read: The Fellowship of the Cast is one thing that makes this fandom tick, and [ profile] valerienne illustrates how this works under (self-inflicted) pressure. It's almost, but not quite crack!fic, Dom/Elijah implied, snarky dialog all around, and someone unexpected takes action

excerpt (from the beginning) )

"The Cat, Selling"
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11th-Jan-2009 11:42 am Palm to Palm by eff-reality (PG-13)
Pairing: Billy/Orlando, Billy/Dom, Billy/Dom/Orlando
Length: one-shot
Author on LJ: [ profile] eff_reality
Author Website: fic index
Why this must be read: Because it's awesome and gorgeous and almost painful to read for all of the complicated emotional connections and impossible decisions.

Palm to Palm
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1st-Jan-2009 09:03 pm The Short Side of Isosceles by suede (PG)
Pairing: Dom/Billy, implied Dom/Elijah, implied Orlando/OMC
Length: one-shot
Author on LJ: [ profile] suede_scripture
Author Website: [ profile] suede_scripture
Why this must be read: This is a remix of a fic that has been around for a while... I'm sure it's been recced here before, but if it hasn't then I'll be revisiting it for a future rec. Suede's got flawless style and I love how much love she has for these boys.

The Short Side of Isosceles
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1st-Jul-2007 01:38 am indulgence by abundantlyqueer (NC-17)
Fandom: LOTRiPS
Pairing: Orlando Bloom/Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom/Liv Tyler, Elijah Wood/Liv Tyler
Author on LJ: [ profile] abundantlyqueer
Author Website: An Index ofabundantlyqueer's Fanfic
Why this must be read: It's by abundantlyqueer so it's mind-meltingly hot by definition. Plus it's High Renaissance priest-kink. Involving the Borgias. Or LOTRiPS versions thereof anyway. Did I mention it's hot? And beautiful? And just, y'know, shiny? Yeah. It's all that.

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30th-Jun-2007 12:50 am The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Serpentis (R)
Fandom: LOTRiPS
Pairing: Billy Boyd/Dom Monaghan, others
Author on LJ: [ profile] serpentis_redux
Author Website: [ profile] serpentisfix
Why this must be read: Now, the Serpentis fic I really want to be able to rec someday is the wonderful Pro Patria Mori, which is a gorgeous AU set at a public school in the 20s. But in the absence of an ending to that, I'm putting forward this story, which showcases Serpentis's talent for writing in the style of the period equally well. Particularly since it's something of an Agatha Christie pastiche. With Billy Boyd in the role of Hercule Poirot. And everyone else who shows up being equally well used.

Which is to say that if you haven't already read this and you like either AUs or Agatha Christie, you really ought to run right out and do so.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles
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30th-Jun-2007 12:37 am Summer Camp by Often Adamanta (NC-17)
Fandom: LOTRiPS
Pairing: Orlando Bloom/Elijah Wood, Billy Boyd/Dom Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen/Sean Bean
Author on LJ: [ profile] often_adamanta
Author Website: Often Adamanta's Fics
Why this must be read: It's a silly AU romp. It's a really fun silly AU romp. Plus it's summer, so we clearly need to be reading summer camp AUs. I mean, sure, it plays fast and loose with a hell of a lot, but it takes the essential bits and runs with them and does it with so much glee that you just can't help but be gleeful, too. Plus, y'know, Miranda's awesome.

Summer Camp
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30th-Jun-2007 12:18 am En Tu Boca Vivi by Philomel (NC-17)
Fandom: LOTRiPS
Pairing: Dom Monaghan/Viggo Mortensen, Viggo Mortensen/Johnny Depp
Author on LJ: [ profile] philomel
Author Website: the nightingale's tongue
Why this must be read: Because it's Philomel's work, which is just so consistently, gorgeously lush and yet so underappreciated. Because it earns that NC-17. And seduces you so completely along the way that you don't notice it doing so. And, well, because Viggo Mortensen and Johnny Depp are spectacular together.

En Tu Boca Vivi
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30th-Jun-2007 12:16 am Petals and Blessings by Suede Scripture (R)
Fandom: LOTRiPS
Pairing: Billy Boyd/Orlando Bloom
Author on LJ: [ profile] suede_scripture
Author Website: Fiction Archive: 2004 - Present
Why this must be read: Suede Scripture is perhaps best known for her rich Monaboyd AUs, but that's hardly all she's written - she's almost as fond of each of those boys with Elijah. I'm not here to rec any of the stories she's written about any of those pairings though. I'm interested in a likely one-off - a non-AU Billy/Orlando set post-filming.

Now, it's not just about the rareness of the pairing, though Billy/Orlando is certainly sparse on the ground. Nor the hotness of the sex (though that's pretty damn hot, as well). It's the organicness of the situation, the fact that it's honestly dark (darkly honest?), that it feels like it could have happened (though it's hardly likely it did).

Petals and Blessings
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28th-Jun-2007 04:03 pm Composition by Perpetual Motion (PG-13ish)
Fandom: LOTRiPS
Pairing: Andy Serkis/Viggo Mortensen
Author on LJ: [ profile] perpet_fic
Author Website: Nuns and Dynamite
Why this must be read: Perpetual Motion brings the Viggo crazy just the way it should be: completely unexpected to the rest of the characters but perfect. Plus she writes Andy, who deserves more fic, no matter who you want to pair him with.

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28th-Jun-2007 03:37 pm The Breakdown of Elijah Wood In Seven Parts by Dystopic (R)
Fandom: LOTRiPS
Pairing: Viggo Mortensen/Elijah Wood
Author on LJ: [ profile] dystopic
Author Website: disappear like a hole in the world
Why this must be read: I'm doing a couple of stories set during filming - as well as a couple set after it was over - today.

This one is worth reading for its Elijah and its ending. Because he may be young. And he may be a bit naive. But he's not stupid. And he knows how it's going to end.

The Breakdown of Elijah Wood In Seven Parts
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12th-Jun-2007 11:52 pm Art Cannot Be Tamed by Mirabile Dictu (PG-13)
Hi, I'm Kat and I'll be driving the LOTRiPS van this month. For reasons that don't bear exploring at this juncture, I'm off to a late start this month, but I'm starting nonetheless! And I'm starting with gen, as I am wont. I'll be moving on to slash of various flavors and some odder things soon, but I wanted to begin with a story that was everything to do with the bonds forged during filming and after at their most basic. Hope y'all enjoy.

Fandom: LOTRiPS
Pairing: none
Author on LJ: [ profile] mirabile_dictu
Author Website: Mira's Fanfiction
Why this must be read: Everything Mira writes is beautiful, as I'm sure anybody who's spent any amount of time in this fandom knows. But some of the things she writes best are the complex webs of relationships that bind people together and their distant futures that most of us never imagine. This story is strong on both those counts and possessed of her usual marked depth of feeling to boot. There is death, yes - its aftereffects pervade the story, but that should not stop you reading. For, in the end, the message the story sends is one worth hearing - now, certainly, and always.

Art Cannot Be Tamed
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28th-May-2007 11:16 am Pillow Talk by jazzyjean and willowwing [NC-17]
Fandom: LOTR RPS
Pairing: Viggo Mortensen/Orlando Bloom/Sean Bean
Author on LJ: [ profile] jazzyjean and [ profile] willowwing
Author Website: - [ profile] jazzyjean's LJ is locked.
Why this must be read:

Summary: Sean goes to Idaho to get away, and discovers something about his two best friends.

An absolutely lovely fuck fic between three gorgeous men. Most yummy and entertaining.

Being at a retreat myself made me think of this scene:

Read more... )

Pillow Talk
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28th-May-2007 11:00 am The Silk Series by jazzyjean (NC-17)
Fandom: LOTR RPS
Pairing: Karl Urban/OFC, Karl Urban/Marton Csokas, Karl Urban/Marton Csokas/OFC, Marton Csokas/OFC
Author on LJ: [ profile] jazzyjean
Author Website: Her LJ is locked.
Why this must be read:


This started deliberately as a "My Two Hours with Karl Urban" challenge on [ profile] karl_uncensored, but after [ profile] jazzyjean burned our panties with her offering, we begged for more, and the female character shifted to a very real, very sexy OFC who is no kind of Mary Sue.

This is a hot and unforgettable ride and [ profile] jazzyjean has both a wicked sense of humor and a fine touch for the erotic. At last count, there were 24 stories, with more to come.

The Silk Series at Urban Reveries under Het Fic and the author's name.
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28th-May-2007 10:44 am Take My Picture by giselleslash (NC-17)
Fandom: LOTR RPS (plus)
Pairing: Orlando Bloom/Jake Gyllenhaal
Author on LJ: [ profile] giselleslash
Author Website:
Why this must be read:

It's so great to see two stubborn men butting heads when they really want to butt something else. This is an AU featuring Orlando as an aspiring model who meets Jake, a photographer, and ends up getting a job as his assistant when Livvie goes on maternity leave. The UST is kept quiet and to themselves, giving no hint to each other of the growing neediness until it all falls apart and they have to figure out why it hurts so much to be apart.

The storyline is gorgeous, the characters very well conceived, and the ending believable. I just love these characters.

Take My Picture
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20th-May-2007 09:19 pm Sons of Light by raven_pen (NC-17)
Fandom: LOTR RPS
Pairing: Sean/Karl (AU)
Author on LJ: [ profile] raven_pen
Author Website:
Why this must be read:

Witness to a footchase after some sort of criminal, Sean soon after discovers the "real" world that's going on around him.

It's a beautifully original fic that just blew me away. From beginning to end a different sort of romance, a different meeting of hearts, along with a mind-blowing conceptual ending.

The epitome of AU.

Sons of Light
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20th-May-2007 08:59 pm Consecration by telasilla and padawanhilary (NC-17)
Fandom: LOTR RPS
Pairing: Viggo/Elijah
Author on LJ: [ profile] telasilla and [ profile] padawanhilary
Author Website: and
Why this must be read:

Summary: A brand new priest of the Death God consecrates his temple.

Sounds odd, but TOTALLY worth it. It's AU and it's stunning. The authors promise a happy ending a deliver. Really. Honest. It will knock you on your ass with a minimum of words.

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9th-May-2007 11:17 pm The Tattoo series (NC-17) by darknight999 and linden_jay
Pairing: Viggo/Karl
Author on LJ: [ profile] darknight999 and [ profile] linden_jay
Author Website: [ profile] darknight999
Why this must be read:

In the beginning Viggo and Karl are casual lovers, but Karl's gotten a little too invested. He goes and does something crazy - but Viggo still doesn't see it. Viggo is really thick-headed. Poor Karl's love is unrequited. And who brings them together? God help us all - DENNIS HOPPER. This is not a joke. This is a VERY well written series of short stories that all form one arc. And Dennis is probably the best supporting character EVER.

1 - Nobody's Quite Like You -
2 - Clueless -
3 - Be Subtle -
4 - Eyes Wide Shut -
5 - What's the Difference? -
6 - What Have I Got In My Pocket -

There are also some standalone stories that follow the series:

At the Beep -
Poolside Trauma -
Special Recipe -
Sick Day -
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9th-May-2007 10:56 pm How (NC-17) by afra_schatz and irrlicht74
Pairing: Orlando/Eric
Author on LJ: [ profile] afra_schatz & [ profile] irrlicht74
Author Website:
Why this must be read:

Once you're in LOTR RPS awhile, you'll learn that there are a few one-degree removed real people who have sort of moved in and taken up residence with the rest of the crazies. One of these is Eric Bana. He was in Troy and Black Hawk Down with Orlando Bloom.

How is an early version of a roleplay fic, but I find myself reading this again and again, so I thought I'd give it a rec. Eric and Orlando wake up in a hotel room together. That's it. Hee! I just LOVE the internal voices - it makes it all worth while. The characters leap off the screen. And, well, it's flippin' HAWT too.

A taste to tempt you:

Orlando was blushing furiously and attempted to move off Eric, but the Australian's hand was quicker, moving up to rest loosely on the Brit's thigh. It stopped Orlando from going anywhere and Eric's tone was soothingly casual when he said: “Now, don't I recall correctly that I owe you a favour?” Brown eyes met equally dark ones again: “Got anything in mind?”

Orlando’s heart skipped a beat. Or maybe two. Or three. Or even four. He didn’t know. And he didn’t care either.

Got anything in mind? No. Not really. His mind had gone blank the moment Eric had rested his hands on his thigh. Warm, strong yet oh so gentle hands...The whole situation made his head spinning. And...

Had he heard what he thought he’d heard? Eric hadn’t just made him an unequivocal offer to...Yeah, what? A hand job? A blow job perhaps? Sex?


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9th-May-2007 10:47 pm Negative Exposure by abudantlyqueer and undrockroll (NC-17)
Pairing: Viggo/Orlando
Author on LJ: [ profile] cyncial_terror and [ profile] dmb_dragonfly
Author Website:
Why this must be read:

And now for something a little different. I started out in the fandom reading Viggorli, and I have since moved on. But some stories stick with you, and this is one of them.

The authors called it different. They weren't kidding about different. I don't think I've read anything quite like this before, the narration, the concept. It's...POWERFUL. Wow.

“Oh no,” she muttered as she blinked at the screen a few times, the scene becoming more clear. It was a young man sitting on a bed in a dimly lit room, just in his boxers. She gulped and he turned his head to look toward the camera almost as if he had heard her. A view of his face showed that he was young, probably only in his early twenties.

“Don’t,” he sighed in a low, velvety voice that sent shivers down the girl’s spine. He had a troubled look on his face, brows knit and lower lip between his teeth uncertainly. “Come on, don’t.”

He was long and lithe, knees up against his chest, arms wrapped tightly around himself. A pang of familiarity ran through the girl's body, but she couldn't quite place the young man.

His skull was nearly bare; the sides naked and the very top adorned with long curly mahogany hair. It would have looked silly on anyone else, but itjust added to the exotic quality of the man. His eyes were a deep brown, and though the video quality wasn't that great, she could tell he was flushing madly.

Negative Exposure
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1st-May-2007 10:36 pm Claimed series by Jo and Brenda (NC-17)
Hello, I'm [ profile] sileya, and I'm your driver for Lord of the Rings Real People Slash this month. I've been in the fandom a few years now, reading, writing and rec'ing. I actually tend toward more unconventional pairings, so most of my recs will be along those lines. Keep in mind there's a HUGE memories list of LoTRiPs already, so there's tons of fun for everyone.

To kick this month off, I'll start with one of my most beloved LoTRiPs fics, one I can read over and over and it never gets cold.

Fandom: LOTR RPS
Pairing: Karl Urban/Orlando Bloom, Karl/Harry Sinclair, Karl/Orlando/Harry, Sean Bean/Dominic Monaghan, David Wenham/Harry, other permutations and minor pairings
Author on LJ: Jo - [ profile] idiosyncratic and Brenda - [ profile] azewewish
Author Website: Jo - [ profile] fadedink, Brenda - [ profile] broadwriting
Why this must be read:

If I am a sucker for anything, it's vampires. If I am currently obsessed with anything, it's Karl Urban. If I'm long-time enamored of anything, it's LOTR RPS. This story has all three, very clean writing, well-crafted characters that reach out and grab you, a sly humor, interesting angst-lite plot, a hell of a supporting cast (I adore Elijah as the token straight guy) and mind-blowing UST and sex. YUM of the highest order.

Even if you're not much for the whole vampire thing, this series is vamp lite. I highly recommend it for the passion, for the yearning, for the blasting hot sex. It's long, 30 chapters in part one alone, but oh so worth it.

There's a prologue series of stories called "Chosen". Then Claimed, for which the series in named. And then the Epilogue series, "Captivated," is icing on the cake. There have also been some one shots written since, including Orlando/Harry/Jake Gyllenhaal. (gah)

To whet your appetite: )

Claimed series
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29th-Mar-2007 10:17 pm 101 Things To Do In Zero Gravity by Pip of Acroamatica (R)
And this rec makes 12... It's been great, hope you had as much fun as I had! :)

Pairing: Billy/Dom
Author on LJ: [ profile] acroamatica
Author Website: LJ memories
Why this must be read: This is one of my all-time favorite AUs. 16 chapters of "a wee little space opera in the classic style, with added Hobbity goodness", as Pip puts it. It has the special factor of being set before the events depicted in Billy's awesome short film 'Sniper 470'. It's a fully fleshed-out science fiction saga, with wars, villains, and space ships - and, of course, a beautiful pair of lovers at the center.

Excerpt from Chapter 1 )

101 Things To Do In Zero Gravity
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28th-Mar-2007 12:48 pm Twelve Days of Christmas Series by blackbird_song (PG to NC-17)
Pairing: Billy/Dom, Sean A./Elijah
Author on LJ: [ profile] blackbird_song
Author Website: [ profile] blackbird_song
Why this must be read: Written in response to the [ profile] waymeet's 'Twelve Days of Christmas' challenge, this series of 12 ficlets (+ one follow-up) is sweet, funny and at times very sexy. A lovely warm fuzzies-inducing story, bound to brighten any day.

Excerpt from 'Two Pissy Doves' )

Twelve Days of Christmas Series and After the Partridge Incident (follow-up to 'A Partridge in a Beech Tree')
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27th-Mar-2007 03:35 pm The First Time by Mirabile Dictu (NC-17)
Pairing: pretty much all of the Fellowship
Author on LJ: [ profile] mirabile_dictu
Author Website: Lotrips Index
Why this must be read: I knew I had to rec at least one of Mira's fics, because she's simply one of the best writers around. Also, she has the gift of writing every single member of the Fellowship in a way that makes them seem utterly real and likable. Which is why I chose this story, which plays with the different dynamics in the Fellowship and manages never to feel contrived or wrong.

Excerpt )

The First Time (Part 1, links to continuation)
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25th-Mar-2007 12:25 pm Pretty Good, Can't Complain by lavitanuova (PG-13)
And having just said that I'm old school, here's a brandnew one!

Pairing: Billy/Dom
Author on LJ: [ profile] lavitanuova/[ profile] dizzydame
Author Website: La Vita Nuova
Why this must be read: Writing good dialogue is pretty damn hard - but here it seems effortless, as if Mandy was following Billy and Dom through a supermarket. Familiar, warm and comfortable, describing the beauty of everyday life perfectly.

Excerpt )

Pretty Good, Can't Complain
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25th-Mar-2007 12:17 pm Five the Hard Way by glasgow_blue (G)
What can I say? I'm old school, so I'm reccing old school stuff... :)

Pairing: gen
Author on LJ: [ profile] glasgow_blue
Author Website: LJ Memories
Why this must be read: 5 drabbles, each one from the perspective of a different member of the Fellowship, forming a beautiful whole in the end. Lovely!

Excerpt )

Five the Hard Way
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25th-Mar-2007 12:11 pm Ume No Hana by abundantlyqueer (NC-17)
Pairing: Billy/Dom
Author on LJ: [ profile] abundantlyqueer
Author Website: Index of Fanfic (maintained by [ profile] zoniduck)
Why this must be read: The author calls this an 'AAU', because it's set in a completely different world from ours - and wow, is it a fascinating one, and not just for Japanophiles... One of the most gorgeously written things ever, with lots of attention to detail and a beautifully sensual atmosphere.

Excerpt )

Ume No Hana
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21st-Mar-2007 08:32 pm Let Me Give You Wings by Magickalmolly (R)
Pairing: Billy/Dom
Author on LJ: [ profile] magickalmolly
Author Website: Welcome to Hobbiton / LJ memories
Why this must be read: Wing!fic is a very peculiar subgenre in Lotrips fandom - sadly the archive where you could find most of the stories is no longer around. Still, this is the story that got me, with its dreamlike fairy tale atmosphere. Just beautiful.

Billy never let go of Dominic’s hand as they rose into the air, leading him high above the forest behind their home. Dominic laughed as they flew, the sound high and light and full of all the joy he couldn’t contain inside, and he looked to Billy again and again, letting his love show plain on his face. The feeling of being so far above the ground, propelled by his own power (and the reassuring presence of Billy’s firm grip) transcended his happiness to euphoria. He felt like he could hold the moonlight in his hand.

Let Me Give You Wings
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18th-Mar-2007 02:39 pm Deliberation by edigo (NC-17)
As promised - gotta catch up on my quota, after all! :)

Pairing: Dom/Billy/Elijah
Author on LJ: [ profile] edigo
Author Website: LJ Memories: Lotrips
Why this must be read: I'm not the world's biggest Fucksome Trio fan, but edigo's short fic just made me come apart at the seams with the sheer hotness of it, with so much detail and familiarity that it paints a captivating glimpse into their relationship.

Cut for sexiness )

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18th-Mar-2007 01:56 pm Hush by AndreaLyn (PG-13)
My apologies for the break in posting - I was on vacation last week.

Pairing: Dom/Billy/Orlando
Author on LJ: [ profile] andrealyn
Author Website: Andrealyn's Archive
Why this must be read: Not the most popular of threesomes (I'll be sure to rec a Fucksome Trio fic at some point), this totally blew me away - the whole atmosphere of it had the feel of a moonlit night, with stars shining in the water... Quiet, and peaceful, and unavoidable. Gorgeous.

The paths they walk down all meet in one spot, a merging of pavement, concrete and nature just a block away from Orlando’s house, and somehow – by some divine guiding force – this meeting place is calling out to them, making them find their way to each other.

It turns them from passing ships in the night to a safe haven that they find in each other.

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