Friday, August 14, 2009

WW's Fic Rec Friday

Happy Friday, guys! I for one have been ready for Friday since ohh... about Monday.

So, I have a confession to make. Lately I've kind of been cheating on Edward and digging on Jasper. And not just any Jasper, not Jasper the kind of secondary good friend character (like in Just One of the Guys), but Jasper the love interest. And not with Alice either. No no, I'm talking about... Bellsper. *gasp!* I know, I know... but I can't help it. He's so damn sexy.

Previously I rec'd Son of a Preacher Man by LaViePastiche. Stangsperella is one of my favorite pairings - EVER - but now she is (as she has been threatening/promising from the beginning) shifting the story to an Edward/Bella pairing. And I am sad panda. So, I went in search of other Bellspers to assuage the ache.

He and She by AHelm
Rated: M for sexual situations, adult content and language

Summary: Sometimes, you can't fight chemistry, no matter the situation. "I know all your favorite spots and tonight we will connect the dots." Jasper/Bella. AH.

The first thing that struck me about this fic was the present-tense used. Normally, I have a hard time with this tense, but in this case it fit so beautiful; it pulled me into the moment and made me feel as though I was experiencing it along with the characters.

The first chapter is sweet and poignant; I felt their love for one another in every caress and whisper. She purposefully keeps the character names from us until the very end - and the fact that it was a Bella/Jasper pairing simultaneously shocked the hell out of me and made perfect sense. I could see them together in this.

The next two chapters begin to illustrate their struggles as a couple - all is not as easy as it seems in the first scene.

The chapters are short but illustrative; each vignette a small, descriptive window into their relationship and the challenges they face - they say so much with so little.

So read it. Embrace the Bellsper. Come back and we'll talk and I'll further enable your new addiction. Do it. I need comrades in this new endeavor.


  1. I live in the land of the non canon and Belsper.. Belsper is swoon worthy EVERY SINGLE TIME. He's always got some type of emotional angsty GOODNESS, she's never quite the weak willed "oh.. you can't possibly like me for ME" Bella that we know and most somewhat got tired of after a while.

    I'm there bb.. I'm there with ElleCC's Murmur of Fire in The Vein, with Midnight Margaritas, with Lost and Found by Fiberkitty, and with the one that started the love way back when I was a pure ExB forever woman.. When Darkness Turns To Light by the immortal (and WORKING ON A SEQUEL) Janna Banana.

    Here's to mixing it up bb's!

  2. Absolutely love this one - the third person voice with the present tense verbs makes for a unique experience in fanfiction for me. AHelm is definitely good at the cliffhangers though ;) Keeps me reading!

  3. WW, I LOVE all of your FF recs and read them all so I am happy to put this on my list as well. And I am happy to say that I am also a HUGE fan of Bellsper!!