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    September 30th, 2007


    Solace by SecretLily

    Summary: Lily Evans remained shadowed and distant from the world she loved so dearly. Control was Michael’s weakness; temptation hers. Yet, when James Potter enters her life, without so much as a warning or brief hesitation, Lily finds truth. For James Potter refused to give up on her. Work In Progress, 23,613 words.

    Why You Should Care: This fic isn’t unique in its subject matter. There are dozens of fics where Lily’s dating a guy who totally doesn’t deserve her and treats her badly. But they don’t do this well. What I love about this fic is its subtlety. This fic doesn’t go straight in with domestic violence, but plays on the surface of emotional possession, meaning that (unusally, for this genre) Lily isn’t OOC: she’s soft and passionate and interesting, and SecretLily manages to show her as a supressed character, a masterstroke in my book. Not only that, but stylistically this fic is beautiful and captures moments with soft, unexpected imagery.

    Why You Might Not Care: It’s true. This is another fic where Lily’s dating a total arsehole. And it’s incredibly angsty; I reckon this fic could do with a bit of humour to lighten the tone, but the characterization alone should be enough of a draw to read it.

    posted by winglessflight

    2 Responses to “Solace”

    1. Yuan Tao Says:
      September 30th, 2007 at 5:09 pm

      How DARE you give me this fic unfinished! And not updated in forever! Contrary to what you said, I’ve never read one of these ‘poor Lily gets abused’ fics. It certainly is AU, but has enough canon to make me go – “oh, I remember that!” =] And this one was really, really good. Very, very few parts could have been better, but… wow. =]

      I hope this person doesn’t drop it.

    3. winglessflight Says:
      September 30th, 2007 at 11:27 pm

      Glad you liked it! Just so you know, although it hasn’t been updated in a while, she’s known for being slow, but I’d be very surprised if she’s dropped it.