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Yuletide gifts!
SSar's Beast
So I keep meaning to write a giant Yuletide wrap-up post. Only thing is, there's a fic I still want to write in order to wrap up completely. But! I can at least acknowledge my gifts.

Dreams From My Mother (8763 words) by Elizabeth Culmer
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Black Jewels - Anne Bishop
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, Rape/Non-Con, Underage
Characters: Wilhelmina Benedict, Jaenelle Angelline, Robert Benedict, Leland Angelline, Philip Alexander, Cook (Black Jewels), Alexandra Angelline
Summary: Wilhelmina Benedict never knew her mother. That didn't stop Adria from shaping her daughter's life.

This was a long, careful description of how Wilhelmina grew up, with a close match to canon tone and some lovely moments between Wilhelmina and the Cook, Wilhelmina and Jaenelle, and even Wilhelmina and Leland. The author reveal is also a pleasant surprise, as I've admired some of Elizabeth Culmer's previous Black Jewels and Narnia work. I'd asked for OCs or very minor characters, and Elizabeth Culmer chose to fulfil this request by fleshing out a little-known character in the background of Wilhelmina's life. (I'm also quite fond of Wilhelmina, so, huzzah.) Warnings are also in keeping with canon.

Dreams of Flesh and Blood (520 words) by springgreen
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Black Jewels - Anne Bishop
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Original Female Character, Original Characters
Summary: The Blood are not the only ones who dream.

I was also really happy to get this Madness fic, as it answered my plea for perspectives on the Black Jewels world from Landen or minor Blood. This is bloodthirsty in a way that makes me very cheerful. Feels very satisfying.