Asked by izziepeasy
OH GOD. Yeah, I can definitely share some of my favorites. And if anyone has other recs, pls reply to this post because I need more in my life. (!!!!!)
The All Things Go series by Ghostcat is a WORK OF ART. Truly. The characterization is so, so good. The stories make my heart hurt and lead to me sending lots of capslock-filled emails back and forth with my bff. The stories can be read out of order as oneshots, tho, which is how I’ve read them. My faves (so far) are:
- You’ll Find Me Crashing (M) THIS ONE’S MY FAVORITE, I THINK!! L + V in the days following Cassidy’s death. They are soooo sad and so in looooove.
- If Your Mind Should Sway (T) The car scene from the movie. Veronica really wants to kiss Logan and probably more than that too. He takes her to her old house! At one point they are PRETEND MARRIEDS.
- A Trace of Meaning (T) I didn’t think I’d be into this one, but I AM. They’re 13 and 14. Logan hides his sadness/terrible home life. V is super inquisitive. They banter a lot and Logan teases her and he gets grumpy about V asking so many questions. Also she falls asleep on him. IT’S ALL REAL CUTE.
Using excerpts for the rest bc I am lazy and also THEY WILL DRAW YOU IN. SO FAST.
Red Lights and Automatic Sidewalks (T, post-S3, oneshot.) "She thinks she might love him; she only wishes she could hold on long enough to find out for sure."
A Little Dysfunctionality Goes a Long Way (T, post-S3, oneshot.) “"Good," she tells him politely, as if they’ve just woken up hungover after the the company Christmas party. Not like he’s the man who’s massaged aloe onto her sunburned back and then listened to her whine all night that it wasn’t working.”
A Fine and Endless Cycle (M, barely post-S3, multi-chapter.) ""Glad to help," he says softly, his face unreadable as his eyes flicker over her face, and she almost reaches out to finger the bruises on his cheek. That’s the problem with ex-boyfriends: you get used to touching them and then it’s so hard to drop the habit."
Spanning Continents (M, post-movie, oneshot.) “Loving Veronica Mars, it turns out, is like riding a bike.”
And grace, too. (M, post-S3, oneshot.) ""I’m coming back," she murmurs. She might as well jump off, if this ledge is going to be so willing. "We could try again." He kisses her forehead, the tips of her eyebrows. "That’s kind of our specialty," he says." (I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS ONE.)
September Ends (T, post-movie, oneshot.) ""I waited a hundred and eighty days for this," she says. I waited nine years for you, he doesn’t.)”
You Moved to Montreal to be Closer to France (T, post-movie, oneshot.) "She hangs up and calls two minutes later, again, and says, “dad’s making lasagna again,” and he says, “it’s four in the morning here,” and there’s no response to that, really, except, “I’m so sorry,” and she can hear his uneven breathing when he admits, “maybe I can finally fall asleep now,” and she thinks, oh, god.”
Wingspan (G, post-movie, multi-chapter.) "She can recall his face, rounder with youth and strained with grief, as he accused her of never needing anything. She still doesn’t like to, but she wants to try. She wants to try to be a person who can be attached to someone without being afraid."
Three Emails Sent Across Continents (And Possibly Five Text Messages) (T, post-movie, oneshot.) “It feels like she’s been holding her breath for months, waiting for this, for him, waiting until she feels stretched out thin.”
No One Breaks My Heart Like You (M, S2, oneshot.) "He whispers how he loves Lilly, and he loves her, and he loves people who leave him, and Veronica wipes her own tears away while she grips the phone tightly against her ear."
Lessons on Appropriate Timing (M, post-movie, oneshot.) "“Can you please not mention my dad when I have my hand in your pants?”"
The Atlantic Was Born Today (NR, post-movie, oneshot.) "…and getting home at night after nailing corrupt police officers and cheating husbands to find her high-school flame, of all people, sitting cross-legged on the floor playing with Legos."
Asked by squince
Absolutely!! This is my ZONE, man. Here’s a taster package to start you off:
Gertinator’s fic, particularly Full Circle and its sadly unfinished sequel Triangulations
5 Minutes with Logan Echolls
I’m the Hero of the Story
Dude, Best Vacation Ever
Wreck of the Day
The incredibly sad Nightfall and Neverland
One of my favorite fluff fics, Snapshot
And to cap it all off, one of the all around Veronica Mars gems, A Strange New Story Every Time
For your general fic searching purposes, look in the usual fanfiction zones: the VM fanfiction.net and AO3 archives. Some of the authors I would recommend checking out are steenbeans, scandalpants, nevertothethird and mysilverylinings2k. MLP has some fluffy longer stories. No longer writing in the fandom, but annieoakley1 is excellent. Ghostcat has a really nice series that’s ongoing, but only on Archive of Our Own. (ETA: clarifying that parts of this are up on ff.net, but it’s not as up to date as the AO3 listing.)
Also available are the Veronica Mars fic communities on livejournal. Veronica Mars Fic and Fic from Mars are the big ones, but you can find some good stuff at LV Fic or Epic LoVe Fic and smut over at VM Smut and VM Library.
PLEATED SHOULDER BAG
I’m watching “Drive” by the way.