I thought Anna might have come down for her dinner


The Best Defense is a Good Offense

A shipper tends to watch the episodes with a certain focus for Moments. Moments that are 90% wishful thinking and 10% ‘sure, maybe’.

In S2.5, everyone gathers in the Great Hall to hear news of Matthew and William, but I find myself noticing two particular characters entrance in the scene was together and bringing up the rear of the group:

Catching Up W/ Fics

Monday, April 10

John Bates’ Mission by raymondokatz   Chapter 7

What It Hath Cost by mille libri   Chapter 93

Last Request by TheCaneOfBates   Chapter 10

You are the reason I believe in love by miss-ute and annambates   Chapter 53

Wednesday, April 12

Before There Was Anna by Mellowmom   Chapter 26

Saturday, April 15

John Bates’ Mission by raymondokatz   Chapter 8

Sunday, April 16

To Dabble in Drabbles by Banna-nannas   Chapter 2

A Visible Love by Kristen APA   One Shot 

Last Request by TheCaneOfBates   Chapter 12

                                     Double Entendre [I/II]

Rating: T

Genre: Romance

Character(s)/Pairing(s): Anna Smith, John Bates; Anna/Bates

Fic Summary: Modern AU. If Anna had been told three years ago that the week of her sister’s wedding would change her own life for good, she probably would have wondered what on earth they had been smoking. She had longed for more, it was true, but she would certainly not have believed that such a clichéd scenario would have brought her together with the man that she was in love with.

Warnings: A few swear words, mentions of sex, long word count (22,000 words).

Notes: Happy Birthday, @banna-caskett-rumbelle!

So I have already tried my hand at two fanfic tropes: Coffeeshop AU and Flowershop AU. I could not resist the idea of writing a Fake!Dating AU and a Bed Sharing AU, so I thought I would combine them both here. Based on two prompts from this set.

Link here.


- You should have had a church wedding.
- Don’t be silly.
- No, I mean it. You in a white dress, me looking like a fool.
- I’d rather have the right man than the right wedding.