Music:Neutral Milk Hotel - Song for Che, Live, Cat's Cradle 3/4/98
I have lots of Tenipuri Recs, because I haven't really done a recs post of significance since Feb. 25. Many of these are from bunches of different pairings, which I think is a result of lots of fandom newcomers helping themselves to pairings like kids in the candy store. :D
Only You by kishmet. This is short and full of sizzle. It's pre-slash and I am still sticking to my guns about wanting more in this universe. Kish is such a great writer. Everything she touches is full of emotion, and in tezuryo you can't have enough. :D
Facing Forward by flyby. I know I already recced this fic once, I totally don't care. I. Love. This. Fic. If you haven't read this fic yet then where the bloody hell are you? 1
Paper Clips by lindra. I recced this fic the other day but it was accidentally hidden behind a cut tag so I'm reccing it again. This is lovely, lovely in-character fic mixed with the absolute delight that characterizes the tenipuri universe. paperclips, tezuka, and ryoma, and this is just. perfect fluff without being overwrought. i would give anything for more fics like this.
Choice by kessie. Again one I've already recced but I can't rec it enough. Letterfic for pillarchallenge and this is a fic with such an interesting pairing dynamic and such an interesting look at Tezuka. It deserves to be read and reread. ♥
Rituals by flyby. I think this might be my favorite favorite fic on this list that isn't Facing Forward, and I almost forgot it!!! So I need to rec it twice as hard. CHIYA I AM FULL OF LOVE FOR YOU. AND EVERYONE ELSE SHOULD BE TOO. :(( Tezuka and Ryoma need to give each other grape candy and tennis games forever. :(((((((( I love them so. ♥
"A Team of Experts" by soundczech. I can't believe I am just now reccing this. WTF is wrong with me. I love this fic. This fic is Momo/Kai perfection. This is them. This is love. This is READ THIS RIGHT NOW.
Dome by aziraphale_mel. God I love this fic. Complete with Echizen looming in the background - this is really the only way I can ever believe in this pairing, and this way it's just. Oh. Exactly like it should be. Anon who was complaining about lack in-character Tezuka/Fuji? I am looking at you. Why the fuck are there no comments on this fic. *shakes fist*
Shooting Stars Are Cliched by seii_ryu. Fuji/Sakuno. Yes, you heard right. Fuji/Sakuno with implied TezuRyo, and all ensuing implications of angst for Fuji and Sakuno. This is-- really interesting. Definitely worth checking out.
Cat's Cradle by seii_ryu. Fujicest hetfic! well. possibly not quite Fujicest but Yumiko and Fuji. but really well done.
More Fuji/Yumiko by the ever-talented vanillafire. Beautifully written. This isn't a pairing I thought I'd like but in her hands it sparkles.
Live a Little by infinitys_tale. Eiji and Oishi as first years. This fic is adorable, poignant, and sweet, and them. Read read read. I totally gacked this rec from cimness, who has good taste. *_*
90% Perspiration by prillalar. Can I rec this fic enough? No. It's not possible. Just not possible. Did I mention it's MomoKai + FUDOMINE? IT'S ALMOST LIKE THE MOMO/KAIDOH/FUDOMINE ORGY OF MY DREAMS. It even has the sweat. READ THIS OR FUJI WILL CUT YOU.
The Way It Should Have Been by branchandroot. This is absolutely hilarious, and will be a much-needed salve for the wounds of those who felt Atobe got the shaft (er, perhaps I should say the cut) at the end of the last issue. Also featuring fanart by my tenipuri hero, ssj10. Be awed!!!!
Have I mentioned that all but two of these fics have been churned out in the last three weeks?? I never thought in the nine months I've been loving Prince of Tennis that I would ever ever say this? but SLOW DOWN FANDOM. I CAN'T KEEP UP WITH YOU. :D :D :D :D