When two FanFicAholics read and review two very different stories, then discover as they rave about them, that they have in fact just R&R'd the same Author, they decided to share with all you other FanFicAholics the mutual pleasure they found in OpenHome's Fanfiction.
OpenHome has 6 fics under her belt and if the reviews by Ferla aka Chaz and Silverspoon aka Samantha, are anything to by, then OpenHome should be your next stop for a witty, empathic and real story to read.
If your prerequisite is twilight characters, she has them. 'Who we are left behind' is a Charlie & Sue twilight one shot telling the love story of two humans with immortal children, or try 'Singularity' a Alice & Jasper fic which opens with Alice's awakening from a life she doesn't remember, into a life she has no idea how to live. Sporting 35 chapters, 'Singularity' is a complete fic and even has a sequel 'Coalescence' which follows A&J from their first meeting to their union with the Cullens.
But OpenHome hasn't stopped there, she also has Rosalie & Emmett in an AH fic called 'Resolution'.
Characters: Rosalie/ Emmett
-a resolve or determination to do something
-the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action
-the mental state or quality of being resolved or resolute; having a firmness of purpose
I couldn't even tell you exactly what made me start reading this fic in the first place. I knew I wanted to read a one shot and I knew I wanted something different. Everything these days majority Edward and Bella. I wanted to shake things up a little, just a little.
I certainly found different with this fic. Not only is it a Rosalie and Emmett story, which is hard to come by in it's own right, but it's also AH. It's a story about Rosalie's questionable love for Emmett. In the beginning the author wrote about how the idea for the story came to life.
'The idea for it came from a discussion on whether or not canon Rosalie truly loved Emmett, or if she simply loved a dream. I thought it was an interesting question because I know many of us who have loved a dream more than reality, and yet we still call it love.'
This truly caught my attention, and I couldn't wait to start reading. Not many fics these days write about real life situations. I mean, it's fiction right? We use it to escape our real lives, whether it be because they are hectic, lonely or just plain boring. Why, in their right mind, would anyone write about a married woman, with a couple of kids, questioning how she could love a man who was obviously at fault for them living in a trailer and her having to work as a check out girl. In the words of Rosalie;
'Rosalie Hale should never have been forced to live on beans and cheese bought with WIC credit.'
Yeah they're doing it tough big time when they're having to ask for hand outs. I know I've certainly felt the pinch as the economy has hit it's highs and lows over the last few years, so I could sympathize with Rosalie.
What happens only moments after that statement from Rosalie, makes her life spin on it's axle. She is forced to think differently. To step outside herself and look in. You ever have an 'aha' moment that shook the very foundation of who you are and how you've lived your life up until that moment? Everything is as it is because of you and not those around you. Those you continue to blame because you would never, under a thousand suns, be the cause for such failure.
As we follow Rosalie on her swim from the bottom of the murky waters, she sifts through all her wrong doings. It's quite enjoyable and heart warming watching her put things in their rightful place. It's the kind of story that gets you thinking about your own life and It's not often that a writer can do that, especially in fanfiction.
The ending to this fic is as real as the beginning. I walked away with nothing but respect for the writer and for her characters. There was not a single 'as if' moment in this fic, which is something that happens to me often. Yes it's fanfiction but I need it to be believable to an extent. However this is the first fic I've read that was real right down to the very consensus that in some places, I could liken it to my own life. For that reason I definitely recommend that you read this story and review!
Keep in mind that this is the writers first AH story and give her some much needed love. While you're there check out her other stories, that we haven't had room to rec' this week.
OpenHome has one more fic in her pocket, based on SM's SciFi novel 'The Host'. OpenHome writes 'Toddler wars'. Now, I've never read a 'Host' fic before but after reading Silverspoons review, it's now on my 'to read' list!
Rated : K+