Title: Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
Musical Artist: Kelly Clarkson
Fandom: Die Hard 4: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: Matt Farrell/John McClane, Thomas Gabriel/John McClane
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Alternate Universe, Crack, Drama, Established Relationship, Fluff, Humor, Romance
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] talitha78
Author Website: talitha78

Summary:

A John McClane/Matt Farrell slash vid set to a Kelly Clarkson song. I don't know what else to tell you.

Review:

So I've been sitting on this vid for, oh, a good two years now, perpetually thinking I'd already recced it. IMAGINE MY SURPRISE when I discover that I had not. No, imagine it. Imagine my wide-eyed cry of shock and the brief but unexpectedly intense spiral into contemplation of the fickle nature of memory. Are you imagining it? Yes? Good.

This is one of my favorite fanvids ever, not just because of the incredible skill with which talitha78 creates a genuinely plausible and definitely enjoyable story out of a mediocre movie and a Kelly Clarkson song, and not even because the clips are extremely well placed to narrate that story within the context of the lyrics. No, this is my favorite vid because John McClane is Kelly Clarkson. He is.

Go watch it. You'll see.

Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)

Let It Be by tyrical (NC-17)

  • Feb. 1st, 2012 at 1:22 PM
Title: Let It Be by tyrical
Fandom: Die Hard 4: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: John McClane/Matt Farrell
Categories: AU, drama, romance, first-time
Length: Medium (~9,700 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tyrical
Author Website: Synsazi

Summary:
Matt is a bartender trying to pay his way through school; John is a tired cop just looking for a person to talk to.

Review:
In which John and Matt have lead different lives, and yet are still the same people. When John meets Matt after happening upon the bar where Matt works, they click. After their brief conversation the first time, John finds himself returning several times, until they get together. What's great about the story is how in-character it feels. Despite the different circumstances, they still feel like John and Matt, witty banter and all.

My only complaint is that it's a relatively short story, which ends with them getting together romantically and sexily, and is further shortened by it's alternating points of view, in which their meetings are told first from one character's perspective and then the other's. While the plot isn't advanced, the varied perspectives make up for it. I would have loved more, to see how their lives would have gone from there, but it appears to the the only Die Hard story [livejournal.com profile] tyrical has written. But it stands alone very nicely. It's a fun little story about two men who meet by chance, have great chemistry, and get together.

Click here to read an excerpt. )

Let It Be

Let It Be by tyrical (NC-17)

  • Feb. 1st, 2012 at 1:22 PM
Title: Let It Be by tyrical
Fandom: Die Hard 4: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: John McClane/Matt Farrell
Categories: AU, drama, romance, first-time
Length: Medium (~9,700 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tyrical
Author Website: Synsazi

Summary:
Matt is a bartender trying to pay his way through school; John is a tired cop just looking for a person to talk to.

Review:
In which John and Matt have lead different lives, and yet are still the same people. When John meets Matt after happening upon the bar where Matt works, they click. After their brief conversation the first time, John finds himself returning several times, until they get together. What's great about the story is how in-character it feels. Despite the different circumstances, they still feel like John and Matt, witty banter and all.

My only complaint is that it's a relatively short story, which ends with them getting together romantically and sexily, and is further shortened by it's alternating points of view, in which their meetings are told first from one character's perspective and then the other's. While the plot isn't advanced, the varied perspectives make up for it. I would have loved more, to see how their lives would have gone from there, but it appears to the the only Die Hard story [livejournal.com profile] tyrical has written. But it stands alone very nicely. It's a fun little story about two men who meet by chance, have great chemistry, and get together.

Click here to read an excerpt. )

Let It Be

Let It Be by tyrical (NC-17)

  • Feb. 1st, 2012 at 1:22 PM
Title: Let It Be by tyrical
Fandom: Die Hard 4: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: John McClane/Matt Farrell
Categories: AU, drama, romance, first-time
Length: Medium (~9,700 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tyrical
Author Website: Synsazi

Summary:
Matt is a bartender trying to pay his way through school; John is a tired cop just looking for a person to talk to.

Review:
In which John and Matt have lead different lives, and yet are still the same people. When John meets Matt after happening upon the bar where Matt works, they click. After their brief conversation the first time, John finds himself returning several times, until they get together. What's great about the story is how in-character it feels. Despite the different circumstances, they still feel like John and Matt, witty banter and all.

My only complaint is that it's a relatively short story, which ends with them getting together romantically and sexily, and is further shortened by it's alternating points of view, in which their meetings are told first from one character's perspective and then the other's. While the plot isn't advanced, the varied perspectives make up for it. I would have loved more, to see how their lives would have gone from there, but it appears to the the only Die Hard story [livejournal.com profile] tyrical has written. But it stands alone very nicely. It's a fun little story about two men who meet by chance, have great chemistry, and get together.

Click here to read an excerpt. )

Let It Be

Let It Be by tyrical (NC-17)

  • Feb. 1st, 2012 at 1:22 PM
Title: Let It Be by tyrical
Fandom: Die Hard 4: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: John McClane/Matt Farrell
Categories: AU, drama, romance, first-time
Length: Medium (~9,700 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tyrical
Author Website: Synsazi

Summary:
Matt is a bartender trying to pay his way through school; John is a tired cop just looking for a person to talk to.

Review:
In which John and Matt have lead different lives, and yet are still the same people. When John meets Matt after happening upon the bar where Matt works, they click. After their brief conversation the first time, John finds himself returning several times, until they get together. What's great about the story is how in-character it feels. Despite the different circumstances, they still feel like John and Matt, witty banter and all.

My only complaint is that it's a relatively short story, which ends with them getting together romantically and sexily, and is further shortened by it's alternating points of view, in which their meetings are told first from one character's perspective and then the other's. While the plot isn't advanced, the varied perspectives make up for it. I would have loved more, to see how their lives would have gone from there, but it appears to the the only Die Hard story [livejournal.com profile] tyrical has written. But it stands alone very nicely. It's a fun little story about two men who meet by chance, have great chemistry, and get together.

Click here to read an excerpt. )

Let It Be

Let It Be by tyrical (NC-17)

  • Feb. 1st, 2012 at 1:22 PM
Title: Let It Be by tyrical
Fandom: Die Hard 4: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: John McClane/Matt Farrell
Categories: AU, drama, romance, first-time
Length: Medium (~9,700 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tyrical
Author Website: Synsazi

Summary:
Matt is a bartender trying to pay his way through school; John is a tired cop just looking for a person to talk to.

Review:
In which John and Matt have lead different lives, and yet are still the same people. When John meets Matt after happening upon the bar where Matt works, they click. After their brief conversation the first time, John finds himself returning several times, until they get together. What's great about the story is how in-character it feels. Despite the different circumstances, they still feel like John and Matt, witty banter and all.

My only complaint is that it's a relatively short story, which ends with them getting together romantically and sexily, and is further shortened by it's alternating points of view, in which their meetings are told first from one character's perspective and then the other's. While the plot isn't advanced, the varied perspectives make up for it. I would have loved more, to see how their lives would have gone from there, but it appears to the the only Die Hard story [livejournal.com profile] tyrical has written. But it stands alone very nicely. It's a fun little story about two men who meet by chance, have great chemistry, and get together.

Click here to read an excerpt. )

Let It Be

Let It Be by tyrical (NC-17)

  • Feb. 1st, 2012 at 1:22 PM
Title: Let It Be by tyrical
Fandom: Die Hard 4: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: John McClane/Matt Farrell
Categories: AU, drama, romance, first-time
Length: Medium (~9,700 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tyrical
Author Website: Synsazi

Summary:
Matt is a bartender trying to pay his way through school; John is a tired cop just looking for a person to talk to.

Review:
In which John and Matt have lead different lives, and yet are still the same people. When John meets Matt after happening upon the bar where Matt works, they click. After their brief conversation the first time, John finds himself returning several times, until they get together. What's great about the story is how in-character it feels. Despite the different circumstances, they still feel like John and Matt, witty banter and all.

My only complaint is that it's a relatively short story, which ends with them getting together romantically and sexily, and is further shortened by it's alternating points of view, in which their meetings are told first from one character's perspective and then the other's. While the plot isn't advanced, the varied perspectives make up for it. I would have loved more, to see how their lives would have gone from there, but it appears to the the only Die Hard story [livejournal.com profile] tyrical has written. But it stands alone very nicely. It's a fun little story about two men who meet by chance, have great chemistry, and get together.

Click here to read an excerpt. )

Let It Be

Getting to Know You by miss_pryss (NC-17)

  • Dec. 27th, 2011 at 6:28 PM
Title: Getting to Know You
Fandom: Die Hard 4: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: Matt Farrell/John McClane
Categories: humor, romance, first-time, post-canon, yuletide recs
Length: Medium (10,292 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] miss_pryss
Author Website: [archiveofourown.org profile]miss_pryss

Review:
They’d saved the country, dammit. They deserved some fucking fun, and they were too lame to have any.

“That’s it,” Matt said, making a decision. “We’re going to do this, McClane. No excuses. We are too awesome to be so boring.”


Post Fire-sale, Matt and John bond while drugged up in the hospital, talking about how they'll enjoy all the little things they're missing once they get out. Afterwards, they fall out of touch until they meet amidst depositions, and they end up having weekly have-fun day. They bond watching movies (John's reaction to the Matrix series is priceless), go to the beach and museums, and finally get to their favorite Italian sausage sandwich. Basically they're dating without realizing it. During this, Matt realizes that his slight attraction to John has turned into something much more complicated, and tries to figure out how to deal with it.

Despite the dramatic sounding description, this fic is hilarious. The POV alternates between John and Matt, and we get both their quirky perspectives on the proceedings. I particularly loved the beginning sequence in the hospital, where they're both doped up on morphine during their "play date." I really liked the brief parts with the secondary characters: Warlock, Lucy and later John's OFC partner; each shows up briefly to add some humor (or sense) to the story.

Beyond that, this story is over ten thousand words! For yuletide! Anonymous writer, I salute you.

Getting to Know You

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Getting to Know You by miss_pryss (NC-17)

  • Dec. 27th, 2011 at 6:28 PM
Title: Getting to Know You
Fandom: Die Hard 4: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: Matt Farrell/John McClane
Categories: humor, romance, first-time, post-canon, yuletide recs
Length: Medium (10,292 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] miss_pryss
Author Website: [archiveofourown.org profile]miss_pryss

Review:
They’d saved the country, dammit. They deserved some fucking fun, and they were too lame to have any.

“That’s it,” Matt said, making a decision. “We’re going to do this, McClane. No excuses. We are too awesome to be so boring.”


Post Fire-sale, Matt and John bond while drugged up in the hospital, talking about how they'll enjoy all the little things they're missing once they get out. Afterwards, they fall out of touch until they meet amidst depositions, and they end up having weekly have-fun day. They bond watching movies (John's reaction to the Matrix series is priceless), go to the beach and museums, and finally get to their favorite Italian sausage sandwich. Basically they're dating without realizing it. During this, Matt realizes that his slight attraction to John has turned into something much more complicated, and tries to figure out how to deal with it.

Despite the dramatic sounding description, this fic is hilarious. The POV alternates between John and Matt, and we get both their quirky perspectives on the proceedings. I particularly loved the beginning sequence in the hospital, where they're both doped up on morphine during their "play date." I really liked the brief parts with the secondary characters: Warlock, Lucy and later John's OFC partner; each shows up briefly to add some humor (or sense) to the story.

Beyond that, this story is over ten thousand words! For yuletide! Anonymous writer, I salute you.

Getting to Know You

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Getting to Know You by miss_pryss (NC-17)

  • Dec. 27th, 2011 at 6:28 PM
Title: Getting to Know You
Fandom: Die Hard 4: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: Matt Farrell/John McClane
Categories: humor, romance, first-time, post-canon, yuletide recs
Length: Medium (10,292 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] miss_pryss
Author Website: [archiveofourown.org profile]miss_pryss

Review:
They’d saved the country, dammit. They deserved some fucking fun, and they were too lame to have any.

“That’s it,” Matt said, making a decision. “We’re going to do this, McClane. No excuses. We are too awesome to be so boring.”


Post Fire-sale, Matt and John bond while drugged up in the hospital, talking about how they'll enjoy all the little things they're missing once they get out. Afterwards, they fall out of touch until they meet amidst depositions, and they end up having weekly have-fun day. They bond watching movies (John's reaction to the Matrix series is priceless), go to the beach and museums, and finally get to their favorite Italian sausage sandwich. Basically they're dating without realizing it. During this, Matt realizes that his slight attraction to John has turned into something much more complicated, and tries to figure out how to deal with it.

Despite the dramatic sounding description, this fic is hilarious. The POV alternates between John and Matt, and we get both their quirky perspectives on the proceedings. I particularly loved the beginning sequence in the hospital, where they're both doped up on morphine during their "play date." I really liked the brief parts with the secondary characters: Warlock, Lucy and later John's OFC partner; each shows up briefly to add some humor (or sense) to the story.

Beyond that, this story is over ten thousand words! For yuletide! Anonymous writer, I salute you.

Getting to Know You

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Getting to Know You by miss_pryss (NC-17)

  • Dec. 27th, 2011 at 6:28 PM
Title: Getting to Know You
Fandom: Die Hard 4: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: Matt Farrell/John McClane
Categories: humor, romance, first-time, post-canon, yuletide recs
Length: Medium (10,292 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] miss_pryss
Author Website: [archiveofourown.org profile]miss_pryss

Review:
They’d saved the country, dammit. They deserved some fucking fun, and they were too lame to have any.

“That’s it,” Matt said, making a decision. “We’re going to do this, McClane. No excuses. We are too awesome to be so boring.”


Post Fire-sale, Matt and John bond while drugged up in the hospital, talking about how they'll enjoy all the little things they're missing once they get out. Afterwards, they fall out of touch until they meet amidst depositions, and they end up having weekly have-fun day. They bond watching movies (John's reaction to the Matrix series is priceless), go to the beach and museums, and finally get to their favorite Italian sausage sandwich. Basically they're dating without realizing it. During this, Matt realizes that his slight attraction to John has turned into something much more complicated, and tries to figure out how to deal with it.

Despite the dramatic sounding description, this fic is hilarious. The POV alternates between John and Matt, and we get both their quirky perspectives on the proceedings. I particularly loved the beginning sequence in the hospital, where they're both doped up on morphine during their "play date." I really liked the brief parts with the secondary characters: Warlock, Lucy and later John's OFC partner; each shows up briefly to add some humor (or sense) to the story.

Beyond that, this story is over ten thousand words! For yuletide! Anonymous writer, I salute you.

Getting to Know You

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Getting to Know You by miss_pryss (NC-17)

  • Dec. 27th, 2011 at 6:28 PM
Title: Getting to Know You
Fandom: Die Hard 4: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: Matt Farrell/John McClane
Categories: humor, romance, first-time, post-canon, yuletide recs
Length: Medium (10,292 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] miss_pryss
Author Website: [archiveofourown.org profile]miss_pryss

Review:
They’d saved the country, dammit. They deserved some fucking fun, and they were too lame to have any.

“That’s it,” Matt said, making a decision. “We’re going to do this, McClane. No excuses. We are too awesome to be so boring.”


Post Fire-sale, Matt and John bond while drugged up in the hospital, talking about how they'll enjoy all the little things they're missing once they get out. Afterwards, they fall out of touch until they meet amidst depositions, and they end up having weekly have-fun day. They bond watching movies (John's reaction to the Matrix series is priceless), go to the beach and museums, and finally get to their favorite Italian sausage sandwich. Basically they're dating without realizing it. During this, Matt realizes that his slight attraction to John has turned into something much more complicated, and tries to figure out how to deal with it.

Despite the dramatic sounding description, this fic is hilarious. The POV alternates between John and Matt, and we get both their quirky perspectives on the proceedings. I particularly loved the beginning sequence in the hospital, where they're both doped up on morphine during their "play date." I really liked the brief parts with the secondary characters: Warlock, Lucy and later John's OFC partner; each shows up briefly to add some humor (or sense) to the story.

Beyond that, this story is over ten thousand words! For yuletide! Anonymous writer, I salute you.

Getting to Know You

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Getting to Know You by miss_pryss (NC-17)

  • Dec. 27th, 2011 at 6:28 PM
Title: Getting to Know You
Fandom: Die Hard 4: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: Matt Farrell/John McClane
Categories: humor, romance, first-time, post-canon, yuletide recs
Length: Medium (10,292 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] miss_pryss
Author Website: [archiveofourown.org profile]miss_pryss

Review:
They’d saved the country, dammit. They deserved some fucking fun, and they were too lame to have any.

“That’s it,” Matt said, making a decision. “We’re going to do this, McClane. No excuses. We are too awesome to be so boring.”


Post Fire-sale, Matt and John bond while drugged up in the hospital, talking about how they'll enjoy all the little things they're missing once they get out. Afterwards, they fall out of touch until they meet amidst depositions, and they end up having weekly have-fun day. They bond watching movies (John's reaction to the Matrix series is priceless), go to the beach and museums, and finally get to their favorite Italian sausage sandwich. Basically they're dating without realizing it. During this, Matt realizes that his slight attraction to John has turned into something much more complicated, and tries to figure out how to deal with it.

Despite the dramatic sounding description, this fic is hilarious. The POV alternates between John and Matt, and we get both their quirky perspectives on the proceedings. I particularly loved the beginning sequence in the hospital, where they're both doped up on morphine during their "play date." I really liked the brief parts with the secondary characters: Warlock, Lucy and later John's OFC partner; each shows up briefly to add some humor (or sense) to the story.

Beyond that, this story is over ten thousand words! For yuletide! Anonymous writer, I salute you.

Getting to Know You

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Always A Bridesmaid by lamardeuse (hard R)

  • Jul. 9th, 2011 at 5:39 PM
Posted on behalf of [livejournal.com profile] jane_elliot 

Title: Always A Bridesmaid
Fandom: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: John/Matt
Categories: post-canon, drama
Length: Medium (~8,800 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lamardeuse 
Website: http://lamardeuse.dreamhost.com

Review:
Post-movie John and Matt are living together until Matt's insurance money comes through. Then Matt's mom shows up.

I have a tough time reviewing DH4 fics because the significant majority of them have the same plot (post-movie with one or more of: John and/or Matt angsts over age differences, they move in together, John meets Matt's family, Lucy finds out) and this particular fic is no different. Thus I'll just say that if you like well-written DH4 fics, then you'll probably like this one. A relaxing, not-too-angsty read.

Always A Bridesmaid

Always A Bridesmaid by lamardeuse (hard R)

  • Jul. 9th, 2011 at 5:39 PM
Posted on behalf of [livejournal.com profile] jane_elliot 

Title: Always A Bridesmaid
Fandom: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: John/Matt
Categories: post-canon, drama
Length: Medium (~8,800 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lamardeuse 
Website: http://lamardeuse.dreamhost.com

Review:
Post-movie John and Matt are living together until Matt's insurance money comes through. Then Matt's mom shows up.

I have a tough time reviewing DH4 fics because the significant majority of them have the same plot (post-movie with one or more of: John and/or Matt angsts over age differences, they move in together, John meets Matt's family, Lucy finds out) and this particular fic is no different. Thus I'll just say that if you like well-written DH4 fics, then you'll probably like this one. A relaxing, not-too-angsty read.

Always A Bridesmaid

Always A Bridesmaid by lamardeuse (hard R)

  • Jul. 9th, 2011 at 5:39 PM
Posted on behalf of [livejournal.com profile] jane_elliot 

Title: Always A Bridesmaid
Fandom: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: John/Matt
Categories: post-canon, drama
Length: Medium (~8,800 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lamardeuse 
Website: http://lamardeuse.dreamhost.com

Review:
Post-movie John and Matt are living together until Matt's insurance money comes through. Then Matt's mom shows up.

I have a tough time reviewing DH4 fics because the significant majority of them have the same plot (post-movie with one or more of: John and/or Matt angsts over age differences, they move in together, John meets Matt's family, Lucy finds out) and this particular fic is no different. Thus I'll just say that if you like well-written DH4 fics, then you'll probably like this one. A relaxing, not-too-angsty read.

Always A Bridesmaid

Always A Bridesmaid by lamardeuse (hard R)

  • Jul. 9th, 2011 at 5:39 PM
Posted on behalf of [livejournal.com profile] jane_elliot 

Title: Always A Bridesmaid
Fandom: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: John/Matt
Categories: post-canon, drama
Length: Medium (~8,800 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lamardeuse 
Website: http://lamardeuse.dreamhost.com

Review:
Post-movie John and Matt are living together until Matt's insurance money comes through. Then Matt's mom shows up.

I have a tough time reviewing DH4 fics because the significant majority of them have the same plot (post-movie with one or more of: John and/or Matt angsts over age differences, they move in together, John meets Matt's family, Lucy finds out) and this particular fic is no different. Thus I'll just say that if you like well-written DH4 fics, then you'll probably like this one. A relaxing, not-too-angsty read.

Always A Bridesmaid

Always A Bridesmaid by lamardeuse (hard R)

  • Jul. 9th, 2011 at 5:39 PM
Posted on behalf of [livejournal.com profile] jane_elliot 

Title: Always A Bridesmaid
Fandom: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: John/Matt
Categories: post-canon, drama
Length: Medium (~8,800 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lamardeuse 
Website: http://lamardeuse.dreamhost.com

Review:
Post-movie John and Matt are living together until Matt's insurance money comes through. Then Matt's mom shows up.

I have a tough time reviewing DH4 fics because the significant majority of them have the same plot (post-movie with one or more of: John and/or Matt angsts over age differences, they move in together, John meets Matt's family, Lucy finds out) and this particular fic is no different. Thus I'll just say that if you like well-written DH4 fics, then you'll probably like this one. A relaxing, not-too-angsty read.

Always A Bridesmaid

Always A Bridesmaid by lamardeuse (hard R)

  • Jul. 9th, 2011 at 5:39 PM
Posted on behalf of [livejournal.com profile] jane_elliot 

Title: Always A Bridesmaid
Fandom: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: John/Matt
Categories: post-canon, drama
Length: Medium (~8,800 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lamardeuse 
Website: http://lamardeuse.dreamhost.com

Review:
Post-movie John and Matt are living together until Matt's insurance money comes through. Then Matt's mom shows up.

I have a tough time reviewing DH4 fics because the significant majority of them have the same plot (post-movie with one or more of: John and/or Matt angsts over age differences, they move in together, John meets Matt's family, Lucy finds out) and this particular fic is no different. Thus I'll just say that if you like well-written DH4 fics, then you'll probably like this one. A relaxing, not-too-angsty read.

Always A Bridesmaid
I was planning to do this on Christmas Day, but with a zillion family members descending it's become clear that not only will I not have time to do this on Christmas, but I also won't have time to do any more reading/reccing in the near future.  Thus ya'll get your non-denominational seasonal gift rec-a-thon just a bit early.  Enjoy!

Title: Life, Mid-Crisis and Sequels by Lamardeuse
Fandom: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: John/Matt
Categories: post-canon, drama, romance
Length: Long (~24,000 words as a series)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lamardeuse 
Website: http://lamardeuse.dreamhost.com/main/index.html

Review:
Seven months after the events of the movie, John and Matt run into each other again.

It's tough writing summaries for post DH4 fic, since nearly all of them have the same premise. Still, I love seeing the different ways Matt can grow into his new, post-terror life, I love watching John learn to relax enough to let someone else into his world, and I love the various ways their relationship develops (not the least because, unlike some other pairings with large age gaps, both Matt and John are very much adults). Lamardeuse portrays all of the above with good writing and great characterizations. Bonus: not only do John's kids find out, but *so do Matt's parents*! Very, very awesome.

Life, Mid-Crisis
From a Rut to a Groove
Interlude No. 1, or In-Laws in D Flat Major

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