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- D.Gray-man - The Pledge by Arugentine - *__*! D.Gray-man fic that really gets the feel of the series down! Allen is just... he's so wonderfully in character here, all of the weight that's settled on his shoulders in those quiet, serious moments, as well as capturing the style of the manga somehow. It was something about the way Allen's arm was described, without being ridiculous or focusing on it too much, that just hit the right note for me. I totally had to regularily rec this, despite that it's less than 300 words. ♥ (No warnings/pairings.)

- D.Gray-man - Innocent by Mina Lightstar - Eeeee! DGM fic! Good DGM fic! With Kanda being grumpy as usual and Allen being so straightforward and determined and they don't get along, but there's chemistry there and a grudgingly growing sense of something, a certain sort of acknowledgement. The point really isn't so much about the slash, which I both enjoy in the fandom and am glad that it's not taking over (like it did with Death Note), but that it's about the characters instead. Mina gets the characters and writes a story that fits with the whole feel the series has and I'm just so glad that she wrote this one. ♥ (Not really Kanda/Allen, but sort of. Except not. No, really.)

- D.Gray-man - Mermaid by baka_neko - So, I remember reading and liking baka_neko's FMA fic and the label of of Crowley and Eliade on this fic intrigued me, so I clicked. I'm so glad I did because the author really captures this sense of... confusion and hurt and being lost on Crowley's part, how his life is spinning out of control from him when Eliade shows up, this sense of softness and beauty to her, the way the story made me feel. I loved those characters so much, I adored their arc, and this was a lovely addition to that. *__* (Hints of Crowley/Eliade, but it could be gen, too.)

- D.Gray-man - 100 Bottles on the wall, paraphased by baka_neko - It was the first line of this fic that totally and utterly won me over: "Ninety-nine exorcists on the waaaaall~, Rhode-sama, I can't remember the next line?" The akuma cringed. Akuma. Singing a bastardized version of 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall. Awesome. ♥ But add in this atmosphere of genuine creepiness that's got that bizarre whiff of whimsy mixed into it just like the manga and I really, really liked the result. (No warnings/pairings.)

- D.Gray-man - D.Gray-man drabble dump by cuppa_calamity - More D.Gray-man drabble that I probably shouldn't rec here, but what the hell. DGM fic is so rare and, even more rarely good, that I must. The first one is... heartbreaking and lovely and the second is a lovely Ticky drabble. I really like that each of them feels complete, like there doesn't need to be anything more to them that what's here, but I also love that... yes, Ticky fic! I wanted this badly. (No warnings/pairings.)

- D.Gray-man - muttering faces, masked with fear by eree - Pretty much since the first time we saw Komui at Rinali's bedside, I've been waiting for a fic like this. Most of the pairings in the series are frightfully dull and so few would focus on the Li siblings, but then this fic comes along and it's gorgeous and painful and aching and gentle at the end in the way that only makes it that much more beautiful and painful. Much as I love them having wacked out antics, it's the serious fic like this that breaks my heart for the characters in the way it absolutely should. I flail with incoherent love, yes. (No warnings/pairings.)

- D.Gray-man - To the Glorious Dead by Arahyacinth - I have such trouble finding good DGM fic to read, but this piece was a lovely short one about the Noah family and a loss of one of their own. The quiet way it doesn't push Rhode's quiet sense of loss that's unfamiliar to her, the way everything around her is still so creepy somehow, it's very nicely done. (No warnings/pairings.)

- D.Gray-man - Once More, with Feeling by Triste - Oh, see, now this is what I was waiting for in DGM fandom! It's not really even that much of a pairing, you could read it as gen if you wanted to, and it's delightful. It's a relatively simple idea, Kanda and Allen and breakfast, but it's beautifully written and I was giggling out loud by the end of it and Triste's sense of comedic timing is still as great as ever. I especially love this fic because it does so well with both characters, Allen isn't really a pushover and Kanda is kind of a dork, yet they still retain that something that made me love both of them, never going too far overboard either direction. And asd;lfkjasdlfjasdf the IMAGERY in this one is so completely awesome that I cannot keyboard mash enough. (Maybe a little Kanda/Allen, but it's more gen than anything.)

- D.Gray-man - I am diminished, with or without you by demoerin - I've been saying this ever since the manga first started coming out, that I desperately wanted more Lee Siblings and whyyyyy wasn't fandom giving it to me!? This fic did a lot to help with that urge, the way it showed how much both these characters go through because of Rinali's Innocence, how much Komui was willing to give up to be near his sister again, how thin a line he had to walk, too, how damaged Rinali is, all of this without beating the reader over the head with it. It's a backstory that I can definitely believe for both characters, but... more than that, it feels right for them for the way... well, whatever it is I feel for them in the manga, I felt it reflected here. There was something very satisfying about this piece, something that I am utterly failing to put into words here, which is a shame because this is one of the better DGM fics I've read lately. *_* (No warnings/pairings.)

- D.Gray-man - In Thanks for Heka by trixie - This was a very cute, fluffy, warm-hearted story about Komui and Rinali before the Order, how they're going shopping for new shoes for her of all things, and it's just... it's adorable and Lee siblingfic, which I crave in this fandom. I like the way Rinali found her shoes, almost a bit like destiny, the way Komui tried to be stern with her but was so adorably weak to her. Very nice and makes me a little less mournful of the DGM fandom. <3 (No warnings/pairings.)

- D.Gray-man - Sordina by selecetiales - This was a short piece and I don't really know what to say about it that wouldn't give the whole thing away, which I'm in the rare position of not wanting to warn ahead of time, despite usually doing so. I think it's because the tone of the fic, the way the author writes, is lovely and builds towards the end well enough that I think experiencing it 'blind' is more interesting. It's not a long piece, but it's easy to picture and the author accomplished what she set out to do, it was a nice read. (I'm withholding warnings on this one, slightly Kanda/Rinali but could be gen.)

- D.Gray-man - Repeat and Fade by selecetiales - What I like about this fic is that it fits with the image of Kanda and Rinali I have in my head, the kind of relationship they've had for ages together--he says things that might feel harsh to most people, but she understands and he is actually comforting her in his own stark sort of way. Kanda's irritability, Rinali's quiet reaching out to him that he doesn't entirely rebuff her for, the way his actions say a lot more than his words, the way he's still Kanda about it, the smooth and clean writing of this piece are all very nicely done. It's so easy to see and I love the use of musical themes for these two. (It could be Kanda/Rinali, it could be gen.)

- D.Gray-man - Torpedo by selecetiales - I was a little surprised that this fic felt as off as it did, because the author has done a lot of really good Kanda povs before. (I think the thing that got me the most wasn't that Kanda didn't like girls because they rejected guys or were mean, but because relationships are pointless when he has other things to do, which is a small nit in the grand scheme of the fic, I suppose.) But the writing is still clean and smooth, the moment in the time that the author creates, the obliviousness of both Kanda and Rinali felt very believable, and I enjoyed the fic. (Somewhat Kanda/Rinali.)

- D.Gray-man - Paperwork by selecetiales - And this was a more fun piece, with Rinali asking Kanda to help with some paperwork and Kanda flatly refusing, no matter how much Rinali is Rinali about it. It's cute because it's a moment between them where you can see him inwardly waver a little but not fall, which says a lot about how he must feel about her, but it's the ending scene that really clinched the fic for me. That was adorable. XD (Somewhat Kanda/Rinali.)

- D.Gray-man - Healing by chibimazoku - This is a lovely Rinali fic set after her fight with the Akuma on their way to Japan, the way she feels useless and like a burden to everyone, but she's still trying and she's not whining about it and I love this Rinali a lot. Her strong nature shines through even as she's such a gentle character and her conversation/interaction with Miranda are lovely as well. I love the idea of focusing on more interaction with these two, they could create some really sweet scenes and this one was just right in tone. ♥ (No real warnings/pairings.)

D.Gray-man: XXX by Rendom - So, occasionally I have fits of wanting some Kanda/Rinali fic and I happened to stumble over this one. It's only sort of half-Kanda/Rinali, it's more about the reactions of the rest of the cast around them and what made it work for me was... it's very over the top, but I think it's a kind of parody or least meant to be cracky humor, so I just went with it. And there are some great moments in this fic, I was laughing at almost all the points that the fic wanted me to laugh at, especially when Ravi was apparently CRAZY IN THE HEAD to taunt Kanda the way he did and Kanda's killenating aura was HILARIOUS and I wound up loving it for the entire cast aspect as much as the Kanda/Rinali aspect. Just. Hee. ♥ (Some Kanda/Rinali, but the relationship itself isn't the point, so I'd consider this half-gen.)

D.Gray-man: Nightmares by smakn - Rinali is one of those characters that I find myself drawn towards more and more, the longer I'm around the DGM fandom, and so is the Kanda/Rinali pairing. This fic is more about her and the dream she has, but I'll grant that I picked it up for the pairing. But I stayed for the dream she has, the weird imagery and the horror she feels at everyone's fates around her in it, the author doing a really good job of capturing that dream like terrified feeling. The fic is a nice look at Rinali's character as well, which I always appreciate. (This is mostly gen, with a hint of Kanda/Rinali.)

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