Story: The Wyrm and the Maiden Fair
Author: Daystar Searcher
Word Count: 1,321
Author's Summary: Jenny and Vastra. Sometimes, it's like a fairy tale.
Characters/Pairings: Jenny/Madame Vastra
Recced because: I wasn't familiar with the fairy tale Daystar Searcher used to frame this story, but it didn't matter. In fairy tales, sometimes a human has to look past outward appearances to find true love, and so it is here – although unlike the original fairy tale, the dragon stays a dragon, and the human falls in love with her anyway. The language here is just beautiful: romantic, dreamy, and very true to the magical spirit of fairy tales themselves.
Jenny knows Vastra's been trained to take pleasure in angles and edges and blades. Knows her lady warrior can't always admit to wanting someone who is soft and pink and sometimes yielding.
So she doesn't make her dragon say a word, only takes her arm and pulls her to bed and shows her why no knight can steal her away.