Welcome to another exciting week of Fan Fiction Fridays with The FicSix. Today we have a Ménage à Fics *grins* for you to enjoy, including a recap of some previous recs that are now complete, and several new stories that we’ve been enjoying recently. So let’s get to it!
The Other Side of the Fence ~ He hides to protect those he loves, she hides because that is all she knows. Isolation is a way of life for both of them. Two neighbours. All that separates them is a fence. Who knows what waits on the other side? Can they be strong enough to find out?
Rated: Fiction M – English – Hurt/Comfort/Romance – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 37 – Words: 134,132 – Reviews: 7,424 – Favs: 2,090 – Follows: 2,142 – Updated: 04-13-13 – Published: 11-27-12 – Status: Complete – id: 8743349
Link to previous review here.
Gingerandgreen ~ This wonderful story ended with some of the most moving and exciting epilogues I’ve ever read. I will always have a soft spot for Fenceward, because he’s such a tease and has the best dialogue, so the fact that he got the HEA he did is immensely satisfying. If you haven’t read it yet, you should climb straight over that fence and do it now.
I remain, Yours by Momatu ~ Bella is unexpectedly given an antique desk that once belonged to Edward, and in it she finds a letter he wrote to his cousin in 1918. She responds and sets them off on a journey neither could ever have expected. Perhaps there are some things we aren’t meant to understand, just accept… Will eventually contain character death – NOT Edward or Bella.
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 50 – Words: 456,107 – Reviews: 3,882 – Favs: 1,342 – Follows: 1,390 – Updated: 03-09-13 – Published: 03-15-12 – Status: Complete – id: 7928270
Link to previous review here.
Cared ~ The unusual and interesting premise brought me to this story, but it was the beautiful, unconditional and irrevocable bond formed between Bella and Edward that made me fall in love with them, and their story.
Shattered Hearts ~ Bella knows what it’s like to be alone, and when the only person she’s ever really loved commits the ultimate betrayal, she turns to the man who’s wife has stolen her husband. E/B. RATED M. TATTWARD. BPOV.
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Angst – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 16 – Words: 42,667 – Reviews: 1,565 – Favs: 971 – Follows: 1,485 – Updated: 04-23-13 – Published: 02-06-13 – Status: Complete – id: 8984313
Link to previous review here.
Midnight Cougar ~ Shattered Hearts was one of my ‘drop all to read fics’ from the captivating beginning to the healing end; a heart-wrenching and sweet story all rolled into one. It dealt with a sensitive subject: infidelity; Edward and Bella’s spouses – Tanya and Jacob – cheating with each other on Bella and Edward. Yes, it was an intense and heartbreaking read, but oh so good for Edward and Bella, in the end!
Heart of Stone ~ Edward, in an effort to make use of his ability to read minds, uses his gifts to rid the truly evil people in the world and protect the innocent. Unfortunately, he never expected her to come along and change his life so drastically. Nothing will be the same. AU Vampward. Rated M
Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Romance – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 17 – Words: 26,454 – Reviews: 1,398 – Favs: 387 – Follows: 590 – Updated: 05-08-13 – Published: 01-04-13 – id: 8874407
Link to previous review here.
Cared ~ While the story is not marked as complete, it is not going to be continued. It has been included here regardless, as it makes a very enjoyable read and IMHO it has been brought to a satisfactory conclusion. Go on, take a chance on Vigilanteward and Pregnantella – not a combination you find every day!
The Workings of Fate ~ 10 years ago, Edward was hopelessly in love with someone he couldn’t have – out-of-reach, classmate, Bella. But when his 7yr old son is the reason they meet again, will Fate help this single father and give him a second chance?
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Family – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 27 – Words: 75,444 – Reviews: 1,526 – Favs: 717 – Follows: 1,084 – Updated: 05-10-13 – Published: 01-09-13 – Status: Complete – id: 8893171
Link to previous review here.
Cared ~ This story has a sweet Bella I would happily befriend, and a gorgeous, shy Nerdward I would happily corrupt, but the icing on the cake is the utterly adorable Cooper. Cut yourself a little slice of happiness and read this lovely fic. I’m thrilled that there is a sequel, which started posting yesterday, as I’m not ready to let this gorgeous family go just yet. If like me, you have already enjoyed the story, be sure to read Because of Hope.
Accidentally in Love ~ A personal ad for a fake fiancée leads to something they never expected. Two lonely souls discover that faking it might be the best thing that ever happened to them. ExB AH
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 31 – Words: 128,675 – Reviews: 3,702 – Favs: 2,650 – Follows: 3,941 – Updated: 05-10-13 – Published: 01-27-12 – id: 7778961 *complete except for futuretake*
Link to previous review here.
Midnight Cougar ~ Sadly, all that’s left to complete this delightful, romantic story, is a futuretake to post in the next couple weeks. I say sadly because, I absolutely adored this story: the romance, the humour, the intriguing start of how Edward and Bella – Docward and Teacherella – met through Craigslist, and just the overall love and emotion overflowing from the story and its sweet characters. A beautiful love story for your reading pleasure. *le sigh*
Let It Be Me ~ A new guest at Bella’s hotel turns out to be a ghost from her past. He doesn’t seem to remember what happened between them, while she is being plagued by bad memories. Edward feels a deep connection to that beautiful, angry girl, but she seems to shy away from any male attention.
WARNING: under age drinking, drug use, assault, dark themes.
Rated: Fiction M – English – Angst/Romance – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 67 – Words: 94,156 – Reviews: 1,031 – Favs: 344 – Follows: 516 – Updated: 04-30-13 – Published: 12-17-12 – Status: Complete – id: 8803917
Link to previous review here.
Wiltshire Glo ~ With just an epilogue to be posted very soon, Chantie has marked Let It Be Me as complete. It was beautiful to see Edward and Bella reconnect, exorcise the ghosts of their memories past, and go on to build their lives on new foundations. A beautifully written tale of forgiveness and redemption…I’m glad I’ve still got the epilogue to look forward to!
You Own Me ~ At the roll of the dice, Edward wins what he has been dreaming of for the last two years. A night with his mob boss’s son’s girlfriend, sexy pole dancer Isabella Swan. What will happen in one night full of passion and lust? What dangers will follow after their one wild night?
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Crime – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 54 – Words: 215,408 – Reviews: 3,301 – Favs: 1,452 – Follows: 1,875 – Updated: 04-25-13 – Published: 08-06-12 – Status: Complete – id: 8400917
Link to previous review here.
AllyVera ~ You Own Me was a wild ride, and one that I enjoyed very second of. This story has a bit of everything, action, drama, intrigue and lots of very heated moments with our beloved Edward and Bella. Perfect for all you Mobward lovers out there. The great news? The sequel has just started posting recently. You will find it here: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9256768/1/We-Own-the-Night
Yosemite Decimal ~ Bella has nailed her dream job as Seattle Times’ newest Outdoors writer. She’s found new friends and is settling into life in her new city. Things are coming together for her, but an arrogant stranger sends her reeling at every turn. Will her new life be as comfortable as she’d hoped, or is she set for a rocky ride? AH B&E M COMPLETE
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 23 – Words: 129,560 – Reviews: 1,417 – Favs: 1,099 – Follows: 1,306 – Updated: 04-01-13 – Published: 09-17-12 – Status: Complete – id: 8534317
Link to previous review here.
Wiltshire Glo ~ Yosemite Decimal taught me to lots of climbing terms and gave me a real admiration for climbers! Both Edward and Bella are part of the climbing community – Bella uses it to free her mind from turmoil, but for Edward, it has become a source of anxiety. Mag lets the story unfold with humour and some sadness, however the warmth of Bella and Edward shines through to a sigh-worthy conclusion.
*Reviews by Cared*
A Dove’s Cry ~ Bella’s innocence was taken from her at a young age; the secret has dominated her life ever since. When she meets a reluctant vampire, Bella decides to ask his help in seeking revenge. Warning: This story contains sensitive and graphic material. BxE, AU Vampfic
Rated: Fiction M – English – Hurt/Comfort/Suspense – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 35 – Words: 176,424 – Reviews: 896 – Favs: 389 – Follows: 594 – Updated: 05-04-13 – Published: 12-13-11 – id: 7633333
Warning: This story contains sensitive and graphic material, including descriptions of violence and sexual assault.
This story is refreshingly different while still being somewhat canon, a surprising yet delightful mix to really capture your attention and keep it throughout the story. Yes, Edward is a vampire pretending to be a high-school student; yes, Bella is an introverted girl living with her Chief of Police father; yes, the Cullens are a loving family and vegetarian; and yes, of course, it rains in Forks. Having said all that, A Dove’s Cry’s unique qualities are displayed not only in the heart-wrenching back stories of Edward and Bella that are gradually and painfully revealed, but also in the almost bizarre way and reason their relationship develops, and in so much more, including their first meeting…
I fled Garrett’s Music like a man on fire. Which, in a way, I was. I wasn’t sure what had passed between the girl in the shop and myself, but it startled me. My hand still tingled with the aftereffects of the… charge that had sprung between us when our fingers touched.
What the hell had just happened? My brain demanded answers, but I had none.
I had seen her petite figure while parking my car, but she was gone by the time I locked my door. The sky was overcast, making the afternoon a bit dark, but the girl’s face had jumped out at me through the gloom as if lit from within. The fatigue and stress in her expression struck me, and made me wonder why she looked so terribly sad.
I pocketed my keys and crossed the street toward the music shop, frowning as I walked. A strange feeling came over me, as if someone was calling my name.
A flash of blue caught my eye when I entered the shop, and I felt a jolt of excitement. The girl with the dark hair was less than ten feet away, browsing through the CDs.
I made pleasant conversation with the shop’s proprietor while I kept an eye on the girl. I hoped she would turn around and let me get a better look at her face. And then I was seized by curiosity; I wanted to know what she was thinking.
I sharpened my attention immediately and listened closely to… nothing. The proprietor’s internal monologue was perfectly distinct, if overeager to make a sale. I could hear the thoughts of humans in the surrounding buildings and streets as well. But there was nothing from the girl with the dark hair.
Frowning, I focused my attention more intently, just as she began slowly turning in my direction. I saw a smudge of dark eyes in a white face before I was distracted by the clatter of plastic CD cases hitting the floor.
The girl threw herself to her knees and I moved at once, bending down to help gather the scattered cases. “Let me help you.”
Her eyes rose to meet mine and the rest of the shop faded around me. I saw the proprietor hovering nearby, unsure whether to help. I heard the old Dinah Washington recordings playing over the sound system. But my attention was drawn almost totally to the girl’s face. For the first time I really looked at her.
Her heart shaped face was fair and quite pretty, with petite features and a light dusting of freckles across the bridge of her nose. Her lips were plump and tempting. Long, brown hair tumbled over her shoulders in rich waves.
But her dark eyes were truly arresting. In them I saw surprise and embarrassment mixing with the haunted expression I had glimpsed earlier outside. That fear and exhaustion surprised me all over again.
The girl’s cheeks grew rosy with self-consciousness as she reached to take the CD cases from my outstretched hand. She stammered her thanks, and I felt myself begin to smile. She was lovely. I shifted forward slightly to speak to her and noticed just how very enticing she smelled.
Her scent was heady, like freesia and orange blossoms, and incredibly rich. I inhaled slowly, letting her scent roll over my tongue, and I felt my body respond in ways that I hadn’t felt in since my days as a human. My chest tightened and my breath hitched in my throat. I felt myself grow hard. Jesus. I bit back a groan.
A very different smile began to take hold of my lips, my vision changing and sharpening as my pupils dilated. Take her, a voice in my mind whispered. It will be easy to get her outside. Get her in your car and she’ll be yours.
But a saner part of me realized something shocking. In spite of the compulsion I felt to take the girl kneeling in front of me, my venom and bloodlust were in check. It was longing I felt, and not hunger. I felt an intense desire for the girl in front of me – my hunter’s instinct was already plotting ways to take her.
The Summary tells us that Bella asks a vampire to help her pursue revenge on someone who wronged and damaged her in the worst way. I’m not giving too much away by telling you that the vampire in question is indeed Edward. That plea is merely a hint at the complexity of both the story and the fledging relationship, as Edward struggles to help Bella in his own way. The friendship between Bella and Alice forms from their mutual understanding of living through something they should never have been forced to endure. This story carries a warning for “sensitive and graphic material” for a reason, but, IMHO, the authors deal sensitively with the issues that are an integral part of the storyline and in no way gratuitous.
The tantalisingly written suspense, with its unexpected twists, kept me on the edge of my seat, and I found myself reading faster and faster towards the resolution. As the story progressed, one of the elements I enjoyed most is how A Dove’s Cry shows the strength of the human spirit…even when that spirit lives in the body of a vampire. That is something I love to find in an AU fic. While some elements of A Dove’s Cry made my heart hurt, the many lighter moments entangled with romance, friendship, and loving family bonds brought a real smile to my face.
There is only one chapter left to post before this fic will be marked Complete. Initially, karenec wrote the EPOV and transitory07 wrote the BPOV, but following transitory07’s exit from the fandom, karenec continued the story, writing both points of view. I want to commend karenec for doing so, and for doing it with such skill and precision.
Show Me Something More ~ For ten years, Edward Cullen has had a secret desire. Isabella Swan is in the business of making fantasies come true. Together, they’ll discover more than they ever expected. 1st place winner for Public Vote and Judge’s Choice in the LDA anonymous contest.
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella & Edward – – Chapters: 2 – Words: 14,625 – Reviews: 90 – Favs: 112 – Follows: 202 – Updated: 05-15-13 – Published: 05-08-13 – id: 9276046
WARNING: Warning: This story explores F/M pegging. “You can Google it.”
Both separately and together, the talented karnenec and Discordia81 have proven they can successfully write any genre they fancy. It came as no surprise to me, therefore, that their brilliant entry won 1st place in the Public Vote and Judge’s Choice in the Let’s Do Anal contest.
So, what’s this hot one shot all about? Simply put, Edward has a secret desire, and Isabella makes fantasies a reality. The thing is, the chosen setting is a hotel, not an island; the only man wearing a white suit is probably the chef in the kitchen; thankfully there is no sign of Tattoo rushing around shouting about planes or indeed Edward’s secret fantasy…
“I’ve had this fantasy for years,” he explains. “For a while, I thought maybe I was gay. I went out on a few dates with guys, kissed them, even fooled around a bit. It was nice, but I wasn’t attracted to men. My sexuality had nothing to do with it. I was still attracted to women; I just wanted one to fuck my ass.”
You know how in ‘Fantasy Island’, Mr. Roarke usually commented that the person’s fantasy would not turn out as they expected? Well, for Edward it did, but I was left with the feeling that it will also turn out to be something more – much more. While I loved the sweet ending of the one shot, my imagination ran wild with ‘the morning after the night before’ scenarios for Assward and Tartella, and then way beyond.
I may or may not have squealed in delight with the news that the authors are going to share a 3 chapter continuation, and, even better; it’s going to post weekly! The first new chapter has now posted and I’m glad to report that it surpassed my expectations. The palpable tension and the intensity of Edward and Bella’s longing is beautiful to feel, and indeed, beautiful to read. It’s written using third-person narrative which is simply perfect for this tale.
You can find all the other LDA contest entries here.
*Review by Midnight Cougar*
Break in the Clouds ~ Bella’s husband’s office might as well be labeled “home” on his cell phone. Edward’s wife has magical headaches that appear nightly.
Fiction M – English – Hurt/Comfort/Drama – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 6 – Words: 7,474 – Reviews: 120 – Favs: 76 – Follows: 211 – Updated: 05-16-13 – Published: 05-08-13 – id: 9275867
I have a new WIP rec for you today, written by a mysterious Twilight fanfiction author . . . she says on her profile, “Hi. I’m Pen. Sometimes. Usually someone else in the Twilight fandom.” I wonder who she might be? *wink* Well, regardless of who this new author is . . . her story – with 6 chapters posted to date – is well worth reading, and it’s called Break in the Clouds by AnotherPen. The plot thickens, too, because at the end of each chapter it says, “Fanfiction written by AnotherPen, beta’d by InFlight75, pre-read by LAchick85 – we usually go by other names in the fandom.” Do I have your attention now? Good, let me give you a synopsis of what we have so far . . .
What first caught my attention about the story was the short, vague but unusual summary – those cryptic two lines invited me to read between them, making it intriguing in itself, because it implied, to me, that Edward and Bella might not be husband and wife; that they might be married to other people . . . So then, I wanted to read to find out exactly what was going on. I learned that I was right. Bella is married to Carlisle Cullen – Edward’s estranged cousin, and Edward is married to Lauren, but . . . are they happy marriages? Um, I would have to say: a big resounding NO! Where will this lead? Oh, I get the feeling to something very interesting!
What I also discovered, though, is that the story is set in a world of its own, or that’s how I kind of perceived it. Grove Mall: it’s where many of the main characters work and where we learn many of the facets of their lives; it’s also where we have the whole Twilight gang plus some, all seemingly connected to the unique setting is some way, shape or form. The characters are every day workers: we have a “mellow – all working class – and down to earth” Edward; I really like that. And a relatable Bella, who is struggling with a variety of issues in her life, one being her weight and “full curves.” There also seems to be a lot of unrest amongst the other “normal” characters in the story, as they “resent life” . . . and this seems to be a recurring focal point for the storyline surrounding and interwoven through Grove Mall. There’s a divorced-father Jasper who runs the music story; Lauren, Edward’s wife, works at the nail salon; Edward is a security guard, along with Emmett McCarty; Bella is the management’s – Carlisle Cullen – wife and works at the smoothie shop, with Rose and Angela . . . Like I said, it’s like a world of its own, this Grove Mall; it’s kind of a cool and interesting setting. I think this excerpt from chapter 2 sums up, not only the state of Bella and Rose’s lives, but many of the central characters, as well . . .
When lunch rolled around, Rose returned after a quick trip to the food court to buy lunch. It was always pretty quiet at Grove Mall until school was out for the day, so they sat uninterrupted behind the counter with their chicken salads and iPhones ready to try this new app.
While they waited, they made small talk, but they didn’t have a lot in common. Rose was the forty-four-year-old closeted alcoholic who’d had her heart broken one time too many, which had turned her into a shell with dry humor and vacant eyes. Bella was the twenty-six-year-old disappointment who’d fallen for a man on a business trip simply because he wanted her. There had been no question; when Carlisle’s business trip was over and he had asked her to move with him, she said yes. Because he wanted her. Of all people.
Perhaps an unfulfilled life was what she had in common with Rose.
I know it may sound a bit depressing, but I get the feeling, after reading the last couple chapters, that these characters have a story to tell us; one that I think I am going to want to hear, and one, I have a feeling I am going to want to continue to read. I can tell there is animosity between Edward’s family and his estranged cousin, Carlisle’s, but we don’t know what, really, or why . . . and ooh, I have to wonder what that story is all about because Carlisle is a real piece of work in this story. He may love his “trophy wife,” but he sure has awful ways of showing it, which is reflected in Bella’s sad inner monologue, and I wonder what she’ll do to get her “Break in the Clouds,” or who she may turn to *cough Edward? cough* to fulfill all that’s lacking in her life . . . and in her heart.
Want a wicked, new story to read, one where you don’t know anything about the author and where this may go? Wanna take a reading risk with me? *grins excitedly* Then read on . . . because I’m actually pretty stoked about this story – the unknowns – and I sure as hell am ready for something new, and willing to take this uncertain literary ride! And don’t forget . . . this is rated M and I have a good feeling it’s going to earn that rating! *wink*
*Review by AllyVera*
The Art of Getting Fluffed ~ Like every professional, Edward Cullen needs the right tools for the job. But what happens when they just don’t work anymore? Cue Bella Swan, an expert at being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The adventures of Bunny and Fluff. Short funny chapters rated M for a reason.
Rated: Fiction M – English – Humor/Romance – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 19 – Words: 33,328 – Reviews: 2,212 – Favs: 867 – Follows: 1,711 – Updated: 05-09-13 – Published: 03-17-13 – id: 9109151
Erectile dysfunctions, men with ‘quiffs’, Justin Bieber bedspreads, revolving beds on fire, hot tub shenanigans, sculpture classes, Batman suits and Twister. Oh yes, The Art of Getting Fluffed has all this and more, dear readers!
I don’t find myself reading humour stories very often, sad to say, but am SO glad I stumbled upon this brilliant story written by ChocolateSparrow (a collaboration of the talented authors SparrowNotes24 and Chocaholic123). I became addicted from the start, I love both the snarky banter and the characters that are amazingly over the top and unusual yet so believable at the same time (how do they do that??).
I am not divulging any plot secrets when I advise you that Edward is a Porn Star – not just any old Porn Star either – you could say he is ‘big’ in the industry *snigger*. However, when we meet our fearless star, he is having some issues with his…err… moneymaker not rising to the occasion. He tells his good friend and director Jasper, that he needs a “fluffer” – aka someone to…err…keep him at attention.
This is kinda where Bella comes into the story. You see, she is the exact vision of the girl who Edward wants as his fluffer. She does end up in his dressing room, but, what Edward doesn’t know is that Bella is there by accident on an errand for her friend and roommate, Alice. After visually assaulting poor Bella with his now fully-functioning equipment, a very interesting relationship is born. Honestly, that is probably the largest understatement I have ever made! (I said largest!) Please forgive me for acting like a 12-year-old boy – it’s all Pornward’s fault. Or maybe you could blame the authors. LOL
Extract from chapter two in BPOV – First Sight…
“I’m stunned into silence at the scene in front of me. The reality of the situation slowly dawns, and I scream and cover my eyes. “What the fuck!”
I scramble for the door handle, squeezing my eyes shut, but the image flashes in my memory. The most jaw droppingly attractive man I’ve ever laid eyes on is lounging naked on a leather couch. Dark, perfectly tousled hair, a face straight out of GQ, marble chiseled abs, and the cherry on top, his long, perfectly straight cock is cradled in his hand.
“This needs to be quick. Come over here with those pretty lips and suc-“
“What the actual fuck is happening right now?” I turn the handle, tugging on the sticking door.
“Keep saying fuck.” His low honeyed voice drifts across the room.
I drop my hands and glare at the pervert draped on the couch, forcing my gaze level with his lust-lidded eyes, flickering between my chest and bare legs. “Are you serious? Stop doing that you absolute fucking weirdo!”
His reaction is to throw his head back, a gutteral moan pouring from this throat as he palms his now fully erect cock from top to bottom. He stands at the end of the caress and stalks over to me.
“I knew Jasper would find me a winner. You’re fucking perfect,” he whispers, holding his wood like he’s going to pole vault with it, as he walks out the door.
I open and close my mouth, wondering what fucked up fantasy I’ve walked into now. Was I still asleep? I pinch my arm and it hurts like a bitch. No such luck.
“What the hell, Alice.” I say to the empty room.
I can feel the burning flush on my cheeks, but it’s not from embarrassment.
It’s from shock-cock shock.”
The Art of Being Fluffed is currently at 20 hilarious chapters, most of which I proudly admit I have been so desperate to read, I have made all sorts of excuses at work to disappear for periods of time to devour. Chapters sneakily stolen at work are the best! If you’d love a good giggle at the same time as enjoying great unique characters, I’m sure you’ll join the ranks of devotees to Fluff and Bunny!
Please share with us what you’ve been reading this week.