Aug. 28th, 2008

Fic Rec!

And it's not even Snarry.

My unbelievably talented friend, Raewhit ([info]joanwilder) has written something incredible.


Here are the details:

Title: As the Gentle Rain
Author: [info]joanwilder aka RaeWhit
Pairing: Bill Weasley/Severus Snape, Snape/OFCs
Rating: NC-17
Genres: Drama/Angst/Romance
Word Count: 29,000+
Warnings: BDSM, D/s. Highlight for specifics: erotic humiliation, extreme bondage, whipping, object penetration
Challenge: Written for [info]thematic_hp Round Ten—BDSM, D/s challenge, for Prompt # 46—In public, he's in charge. In private, someone else is.

Summary: For Snape and Bill, obsession is only the beginning.

I know what you're thinking, I do. I've never rec'd anything like this before. In fact, the warnings are generally listed on my 'Squicks' for exchanges and whatnot. Though to be honest, that's strictly because it's not my thing, if you will, and I don't usually find it entertaining (or understand it, frankly), not because of an actual 'eww' factor. So if I saw this posted somewhere and hadn't been involved in the process, I would pass it by in a heartbeat, despite my Snape love and my enormous Weasley boy kink, without looking back.

And that would have been a horrible shame.

Which is why I feel compelled to shout about it. If you have any good feelings about Snape or about Bill Weasley (and really, even if you don't) I beg you to go read this fic. Snape is incredibly in character, and Bill is delicious and the story that Joan has built is fantastically canon fitting. That it's well written goes without saying, but it's something else altogether when even I, the D/s uniformed, can love and absolutely get the why of it for these people.

The story is complete, and she's posting it in parts so it shouldn't be very many days before the whole thing is up (I fear this might rest on my betaing, which I am neglecting to write this rec). Oh, and if you're like me and read slash, very nearly exclusively, that OFC up in the pairing is Original Fictional Character, not Female---no het here, friends. And there's art! I nearly forgot. This story was inspired by a fabulous piece of art, the link for which you will find in the notes.

Go here to begin reading it: As the Gentle Rain on LJ, which is f-locked or here: As the Gentle Rain on IJ, which is not.