2013 has been an extraordinary year here at FanFiction Fridays. We brought you many favourite stories – new, old, borrowed (it’s fanfic!) and some very blue indeed. 😉 You voted, and we are delighted to announce the winners of the FicSix FanFic Fridays poll.
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Best Rec’d One Shot Winners
Ask Me Anything by Edward’s Eternal
Ask Me Anything ~ Isabella Swan, investigative journalist for Faces magazine doesn’t do interviews. Edward Cullen, actor voted Most Interesting Celebrity and Most Sexy Male Face, hates them. So much in fact he’s been known to walk out if he doesn’t like how the interview is going. So what happens when Isabella is given Edward Cullen as a new interview assignment?
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 2 – Words: 8,841 – Reviews: 605 – Favs: 856 – Follows: 907 – Updated: Dec 9 – Published: Dec 7 – Status: Complete – id: 9906460
Channel Five by planetblue
Channel Five ~ A private plane. A velvet voice. A seduction miles above ground. My entry for the Dirty Talkin’ Edward Contest.
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Edward, Bella – Words: 14,288 – Reviews: 388 – Favs: 737 – Follows: 604 – Published: Aug 30 – id: 9642726
Down Home ~ Sometimes, everything you’re looking for ends up being right where you left it. *Entry for The Heart of Country Contest. 1st Place Silver Spur Award Public Vote, 2nd Place Silver Spur Award Judges Choice, 1st Place Gentlemen Wear White Award (Swooniest Fella) Public Vote and Judges Choice, 2nd Place Hay Ride Award Judges Choice.* Now expanded and complete!
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 12 – Words: 79,201 – Reviews: 2,213 – Favs: 1,979 – Follows: 2,450 – Updated: Sep 12 – Published: Mar 5 – Status: Complete – id: 9070588
Best Completed in 2013 Winners
Deviant ~ He pissed me off and then he turned me on. Spectacularly.
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 23 – Words: 83,093 – Reviews: 9,711 – Favs: 4,259 – Follows: 3,828 – Updated: May 20 – Published: Mar 4 – Status: Complete – id: 9069505
The Cullen Legacy ~ Legacy – A gift; sometimes unknowingly bestowed. Bella met Edward in a London pub, never imagining where each would be 7 years later: he a Congressman fueled by ever-growing political ambition, she the woman with an explosive secret that can end all his dreams. But Bella might soon find that revenge isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and that Edward may harbor his own dark secrets.
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 44 – Words: 233,203 – Reviews: 14,762 – Favs: 4,284 – Follows: 4,447 – Updated:Aug 19 – Published: Mar 4 – Status: Complete – id: 9069478
Copy Room ~ Sometimes flippant words are really the truth spoken out loud. What happens when someone overhears you and decides to give you what you secretly want but never knew?
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 29 – Words: 51,207 – Reviews: 7,015 – Favs: 2,527 – Follows: 2,828 – Updated: Dec 22 – Published: Sep 15 – Status: Complete – id: 9687201
Best Work In Progress Rec’d in 2013 Winners
Tip of the Spear ~ The “tip of the spear” – in the military, they are the front line; the initial attack that draws first blood. As a CACO in the United States Marine Corps, Capt. Masen delivers that leading blow, too. He’s often faced with handling the collateral damage this life can bring. He’s accepted that love & commitment aren’t for him…until she opens the door.
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 29 – Words: 191,510 – Reviews: 5,317 – Favs: 1,974 – Follows: 2,943 – Updated: Dec 1 – Published: Nov 6, 2012 – id: 8677928
Look How You Turned Out ~ Look How You Turned Out ~ If I was going to write another story it would be something like this…
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 65 – Words: 79,232 – Reviews: 5,902 – Favs: 730 – Follows: 1,110 – Updated: Dec 25 – Published:Nov 7 – id: 9826376
Fire & Ice ~ FOURTH in the Gravity Series. When one of their own is threatened, the crew will have to travel halfway around the globe to get them back. What they find will have them racing against the odds to save more than just one life. AH E/B Series.
Rated: Fiction M – English – Adventure/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 18 – Words: 130,355 – Reviews: 1,808 – Favs: 661 – Follows: 739 – Updated: Dec 24 – Published: Oct 20 – id: 9779631
Best Classic Complete Rec’d in 2013 Winners
Fridays At Noon by troublefollows1017
Although this much loved story is no longer available on FFN, it was at the time the poll opened.
Blood & Glory ~ The definition of a mercenary is a soldier for hire. His crew are trained fighting machines. Hers are smart PIs. What happens when they need each other to survive? Canon couples. AH/AU. Rated M for lots of reasons, including violence and lemons.
Rated: Fiction M – English – Hurt/Comfort/Romance – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 33 – Words: 302,953 – Reviews: 4,029 – Favs: 2,999 – Follows: 1,150 – Updated:Jun 25, 2011 – Published: Feb 18, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 6755101
The Best I Ever Had ~ Sex between friends complicates everything. Bella knows this. But she has no idea how much more Edward is going to complicate things.
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 14 – Words: 64,919 – Reviews: 7,251 – Favs: 9,455 – Follows: 5,536 – Updated: Jun 25, 2012 – Published: Feb 17, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 6752826
A huge thank you to our readers for getting behind their favourite fics and voting!
The Golden Onion
Our regular readers will know that for the last few years we have celebrated the end of the year with choosing our personal favourite completed story here at Fan Fiction Fridays. We make a short list of stories that have held each of our hearts throughout the year and then choose the story that held our hearts the most. The things we look for are simple, a story that captures our imagination, characters we can fall in love with, the love connection between Edward and Bella that we feel is so important and that element of magic that makes us keep reading and reading (or if it is a WIP when you read it, makes you pounce on the new chapters like a thirsting woman in the desert!).
This year we have chosen The Cullen Legacy by pattyrose. This story was a firm favourite of ours from the first chapter onwards. The riveting first chapter that was set in present time threw all these questions at us, and then how we gradually learnt Edward and Bella’s history and heartbreak. This story has everything we look for in Fan Fiction – wonderfully written, exceptional plot, fabulous characters. Cared and AllyVera reviewed this story way back in April and it was the first story wrote a co-review on – we loved it that much! You can read our review here. We would like to take this opportunity to thank pattyrose for sharing this little piece of reading heaven with us!
A Personal Note From Five of TheFicSix…
This year of the FicSix would never have happened if it wasn’t for Cared Cullen. She has been our heart, our guiding light, and in so many ways, our visionary. We hope the authors she has helped to promote and the readers who have discovered treasures through her passion will join us in a heartfelt round of cheering, applause and the raising of glasses to our dear friend Cared.
We love you, Cared!!
IMPORTANT NEWS: It has been a great privilege to all six of us to share the stories we read and loved every Friday without fail through the entirety of 2013. The time has come, though, for us to rest our keyboards. We won’t be posting another FanFiction Friday on Rob Attack. We will still be active individually in the Fandom, but sadly no longer here as the FicSix – although we are still the best of friends, and hope that you will remain our friends too. Seek us out wherever you can find us. We will always look back on this time spent with you in this small sector of the Twilight universe as a very happy one. In Meyer’s words, “No matter how perfect the day is, it always has to end.” Thank you all for sharing our perfect Fridays. The FicSix ~ AllyVera, Cared, Gingerandgreen, ilovealion, Midnight Cougar, Wiltshire Glo.