Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.Tell Beauty How She Blasteth by tree-and-leaf
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Synopsis: AU, Post-Strong Poison. This is not a cheerful story, you have been warned. More specifically: Contains character death; miscarriage of justice; suicidal thoughts; suicide.
Comments: Heartbreaking (in every sense of the word) - well written, painful, and right in that awful way. Please, please do not read this if you aren't prepared to hurt for a long while afterwards. And use this fic as a partial antidote.
Synopsis: Canon "what happened after Strong Poison (as opposed to the previous fic, which is definitely, thankfully AU). In the year after Harriet Vane is acquitted of murder, she, Peter, and Charles Parker must learn to live with one another.
Comments: A brilliantly written, bittersweet gem, exploring Charles and Harriet in ways that I would have loved to see in canon.
Synopsis: That famous Noodle Incident, the theft of the Attenbury Emeralds, proves to have occured while Lord Attenbury was a guest of Dahlia and Tom Travers, leaving the eye of suspicion to fall naturally on their hapless nephew Bertie Wooster (who for once had nothing to do with it). Lord Peter pitches in to solve the crime and clear Bertie, who he finds somewhat altered since their days at Oxford together before the War. But then, as Lord Peter knows only too well, many things have altered since the War.
Warnings: Hardened criminals and some stuff about the War and its aftermath — nothing terribly out of place for a Wimsey story, but rather startling when being relayed by Bertie Wooster. Also, an Alternate Character Interpretation of a canon character which is not going to be everybody's cup of tea.
Synopsis: ... because apparently it all happened quite late on Sunday evening, and they sat up half the night, kissing one another madly in a punt. From the Balliol hall to the morning after; at the end of Gaudy Night, Harriet and Peter take a punt on the river. Missing scene fic, the rest of that evening that DLS (curse her!) didnít give us.
Pairing(s): Peter/Harriet. Oh, frabjous day, the lovely lovely Peter/Harriet.
Comments: Amazing extrapolation of the post-proposal bliss in Gaudy Night.