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FANDOM: Black Books
FIC LINK: Give Me a Child Until Half-Past Seven
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] apiphile
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 4,200
MAIN CHARACTERS: Bernard Black, Manny Bianco, Fran Katzenjammer

FIC SUMMARY: Fran has a rather desperate babysitting assignment and Bernard has a nasty shock.

RECCER'S NOTES: A short, fluffy fic which nevertheless remains firmly in-character. Forget hearing the voices - you can practically smell them. Especially Bernard.
"Why all these questions? The bees were probably attracted by your stupid honey-scented shampoo! The small boy belongs to Fran! The hairy monster is evil and you are right to fear him, Max, and the child, Manny, is a cross-dressing midget on the run from the complete insanity of the Katzenjammer family. Now where. Is. My. Breakfast?"
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FANDOM: Stargate SG-1
FIC LINK: A Story That Doesn't Have....
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] sallym
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 2,180 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Jack O'Neill; Daniel Jackson, team

FIC SUMMARY: Oooohkay. Jack didn't know the chair he was sitting in - in the infirmary after a mission gone bust again - had to be the hardest and most painful they had, or why the book he had to balance on one knee had to be one of the oldest, biggest, thickest and - ouch - heaviest in the SGC's considerable collection, but apparently they both did. So he winced, shifted a little in an attempt to ease the weight, and fixed that smile on his face, the one he used all over the galaxy for 'friendly and harmless', and carefully settled a soft warm and disconcertingly tiny body in his lap.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is sweet and moving. I love Jack's pov here, he really sounded like himself.

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FANDOM: Voltron: Legendary Defender
FIC LINK: Your Grace is Wasted
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] BossToaster
RATING/WARNING(S): M | violence (above canon-typical)
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Completed | 12073
MAIN CHARACTERS: Shiro, Pidge, Hunk, Lance, Keith, Allura, Coran

FIC SUMMARY: Five times that no one was thinking of Shiro as a dad.


This fic has a mix of everything. It's the first in a series but it's complete within itself and it's like a rollercoaster of all of my favourite things - found family, angst, fluffy feels, hurt/comfort, and there's a great sense of humour all woven through it as well.

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FANDOM: Doctor Who
FIC LINK: Prime (Also at the Teaspoon here)
AUTHOR LINK: [fanfiction.net profile] Roach-Patrol
RATING/WARNING(S): All ages | None
MAIN CHARACTERS: Amelia Pond, Seventh Doctor, Ace McShane

FIC SUMMARY: In which young Amelia Pond attempts to seek both her fortune and the Doctor, talks to strangers, feeds a dog, and loses her bicycle in the woods (though not exactly in that order).

RECCER'S NOTES: I did say that I loved wee Amelia a lot, and I do, so here’s another brilliant fic featuring her, as she gets impatient waiting for the Doctor and goes out to find him - which she does, just not the one she expected. It’s a beautiful piece, keeping up Amelia’s POV, and the theme of fairy tales, while also delivering some lovely, true little character touches for the Doctor and Ace.
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FANDOM: Doctor Who
FIC LINK: When We Were Six
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] aralias
MAIN CHARACTERS: Sixth Doctor, Donna Noble, Peri Brown, Wilfred Mott, Sylvia Noble.

FIC SUMMARY: The Doctor takes Peri on holiday to Devon, except it isn't Devon: it's Strathclyde.

RECCER'S NOTES: Because, of course, it’s not only Eleven who can be adorable with children, nor is wee Amelia the only companion who was pretty great as a child, and this fic proves it, as the Sixth Doctor runs into a six-year-old Donna Noble. Neither of them are where they ought to be. It’s great – sweet and funny and true to all the characters involved. Plus there may be a Planet of the Hats, who knows?
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FANDOM: Doctor Who
FIC LINK: The Care and Feeding of Tiny Humans (and slightly larger Time Lords)
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] netgirl_y2k
MAIN CHARACTERS: Eleventh Doctor, Amelia Pond, Sarah Jane Smith, River Song.

FIC SUMMARY: The one where the Doctor comes back for little Amelia Pond.

RECCER'S NOTES: Obvious rec is obvious maybe, but how can I not? Because great as Amy Pond is, wee!Amelia is more awesome still, and Eleven is always at his very best with children – and this is the fic surely everyone wanted, where Eleven and Amelia get to travel together. It’s gorgeous, funny, and completely adorable.
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FANDOM: Marvel Cinematic Universe/Captain America/Avengers
FIC LINK: Some Guardian Angels Have Missing Parts
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] hufflepirate
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen / none
WIP?/WORD COUNT: complete / 38 000 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Clint Barton, Natasha Romanov, Bruce Banner, Thor

FIC SUMMARY: Bucky Barnes has been tailing the Avengers ever since Steve got dragged back in to help them instead of continuing his search for Bucky. That makes him the first on the scene when the Avengers are hit by a spell that leaves them deaged into 6-year-olds. He knows how to finish the fight and rescue them, but gaining their trust, looking after them, and getting them back to their old selves isn't so easy. Luckily, he has watched Steve long enough to know he can trust Sam Wilson, and that just might be enough to get them by...

RECCER'S NOTES: Lots of de-aged cuteness, which I can never turn down. But more than that, it is a lovely story about Bucky Barnes being slowly dragged back into the land of the living by six tiny superheroes. The image of a young and faithful Steve treating the tramautised Winter Soldier as if they're both still six years old is utterly priceless.

Abruptly, the adrenaline from the fight drained out of him, leaving him feeling hollow and useless. He'd spent a lot of time feeling hollow and useless since he'd left HYDRA to become a person instead of a weapon. It was harder than it sounded. But he couldn't afford to think like that right now, because the kids didn't need a weapon. They needed a person. He needed to push through the empty feeling and be a person for them.
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FANDOM: Bandom (MCR)
FIC LINK: Séance Weather
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] dear_monday
RATING/WARNING(S): General Audiences / No content notes
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete at 20,286
MAIN CHARACTERS: Frank Iero, Donna Way, Gerard Way, Mikey Way

FIC SUMMARY: It all begins with the worst storm in fifty years. Or, in other words, how Frank meets the Ways and learns to embrace the dark side. An Addams Family AU.

RECCER'S NOTES: [archiveofourown.org profile] dear_monday has done an amazing job with this Addams family fusion. Mikey and Gerard are two brothers who live in a haunted house on a hill, and Frank's a kid who likes scary things. Together, they find friendship and adventures together.

This story is perfect in tone, the Way family is so atmospheric and creepy (cobwebs! pet octopi! creepy door knockers!) and Frank just loves it. It's the first time he's fit in anywhere. These kids are so charming and sweet and I heart-eyed my way through this story.
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FANDOM: Harry Potter
FIC LINK: Changeling
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] lydiabennet
RATING/WARNING(S): PG | No author warnings; dark
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 2,000 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Fred Weasley, Weasley family

FIC SUMMARY: Fred wants a dog, and he'll do anything to get one. Anything at all.

RECCER'S NOTES: I recommended this back in 2006 in my first flush of HP enthusiasm and I've been plugging it everywhere since, not only as one of the more original stories I've encountered in the HP fandom but also as a prime example that gen need never mean dull. It's a creepy short story that slips seamlessly into canon and could easily have been written by Rowling, yet it changes everything. The whole Weasley family is characterised perfectly through the young Fred's eyes, from the mother he barely hears to the paragon elder brothers he doesn't want to emulate. Unlike many older stories, it only gains extra impact from the events of Deathly Hallows.