I love them all, and now I must share the squee so you can enjoy them as well. Thanks again to all who dropped in various gifts and greetings, and especially to medie and the various helper elves who made it all happen.
Title: Nine to Five (What a Way to Make a Living)
Fandom: Avengers (2012)
Characters: Barton, Romanov, OCs
Summary: Faking busy only went so far when the person walked right up and waited. Rita ctrl-S’d and looked up, pasting what she hoped passed for a professional smile of greeting on her face. Oh god, the Black Widow was standing in front of her. “Agent Hernandez.” It wasn’t a question.
Shit. “Yes, ma’am,” Rita said as she tried to put an elbow over the pink post-it by her keyboard with the most used keycodes scrawled over it. At least she didn’t write down her passwords. Anymore.
“My understanding is that you dance.”
Only if six months of classes at the Y and a year at Hafla for Homebodies counted, Rita thought.
Why you should read it: If the combination of Romanov and bellydance isn't enough, Barton's a sweetie, and the randomly recruited "baby agent" has a really cool epiphany.
Fandom: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Why you should read it: The author has some cool insights into Melinda May, how she takes in and processes every detail around her, and how that applies when she is involved with Jemma Simmons. As the title implies, very sweet.
Title: Bones/Booth wallpaper
Why you should check it out: It's a very sweet image of them dancing with what I can only call the perfect backdrop.
Title: To Hold Hands and Run Again
Fandom: Doctor Who
Summary: The Doctor and River, after New York.
Why you should read it: One of the things that felt "unresolved" after "The Angels Take Manhattan" was the Doctor and River actually dealing with what had just happened. This fic tackles that, as well as highlighting River's unique perspective on it.
Title: Get Loved, Make More, Try to Stay Alive
Why you should read it: This is an absolute classic that I haven't revisited in far too long, so it was a treat to be reminded of it. As fuzzyboo put it, it is 19% mpreg by volume, with a lovely plot and some unexpected twists.
Title: Winterfair Interlude
Fandom: Vorkosigan saga
Characters: Alys Vorpatril, Simon Illyan
Summary: The story of the time Alys took a weapon from Simon's holster.
Why you should read it: Lady Alys is awesome. Lady Alys in combination with Simon Illyan is extra awesome. Actually, this fic is part of a series exploring the two characters, and one of the earlier fics in the series, Steel, was a stocking gift to me last year that was a joy to revisit as well.
Title: Bones/Booth icons
Why you should check them out: Just some lovely icons showcasing this adorable, quirky couple.
There were also various lovely graphics and holiday greetings, and one very clever "gift card" for future fic. It really made my night to receive these. Perfect timing, as I'm going to be offline for the bulk of the weekend, so I'm glad I had the chance to read/view/enjoy them all now.
Eventually, I'll post a roundup of the fics I wrote, but for now, I'm going to get some sleep. Long day ahead tomorrow!