Reylo Story Time
Happy Saturday! The sun is shining and spring is in full swing and it’s time to share this week’s brilliant reads
First of all, I’d like to start with a shoutout to the incredIibly talented @solosheart, whose stories I’ve been quietly obsessing over for quite a bit now. If you haven’t yet, check out her beautiful, heart wrenching so that he may sleep without his fists clenched (E, 63K), which has one of the best devoted Reylo dynamics I’ve ever read (caution: you will probably cry, but in the best way) and then dip your toes into the most wonderful summer camp AU, for what it’s worth (it was worth all the while (E, WIP). Taylor’s words are exquisite, and full of feeling, and I promise you will love them.
One Last Thing (E, WIP) Celia graced us with this precious little story this week, and I’m on pins and needles to read chapter 2. Ben pines, Rey is allergic to bees and somehow the two things connect to form a wonderfully unconventional love story.
This reminds me that Upstairs (E, 20K) has just wrapped up, and those of you who haven’t should absolutely give it a read because it’s amaaaazing and perfect in every way. If I could marry Celia’s writing, I would.
Waiting (for my real life to begin) (T, 16K) Can’t have merMay without a mermaid story! This one is cute as can be. Or: mermaid Rey finds an injured prince.
Kentaco Fried Chicken and a Pizza Heart (M, 2K) A fabulous little piece where Ben & Rey bond over a shared penchant for terrible fast food and an acerbic wit. I love, love, love it.
for reasons wretched and divine (E, WIP) Because I can never resist an arranged marriage AU, and this one is delicious. The author also took inspiration from The Swan Princess which is, in my opinion,a god tier move in every way. All in all, this is a must read!
chicken noodle soup, wine and other shenanigans (T, 12K) You guuuuuuys, this quarantine/sharing an apartment story is just as cute as the title would suggest.
riding solo (E, 7K) Againt,the title says it all! The one where Rey makes a list… and Ben is happy help her cross of a particular item 🔥
And Closer Still is Never Enough (E, 15K) Another incredible arranged marriage AU. Don’t judge me. Do read it.
between two lives (E, WIP) Currently reading this one and I’m loving it so far. Rey is a model whose car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and Ben is the gruff but incredibly polite guy who offers her a place to stay.
Piece of Cake - A while ago I asked why there weren’t any stories where Rey ropes a stranger - Ben - into pretending to be her fake fiancé so they could get free wedding cake tastings and Celia delivered THE BEST, MOST WONDERFUL twitfic. You guys. I love it more than cake.
can I have a plate? is theeeeee cutest story about pregnant Rey smelling neighbour Ben’s cooking and going over to ask him to share 🍄
secret little rendezvous is the Reylo/1D AU you knew you needed if you were at any point in time a 1D stan. I’m so excited about this!!! Bookmark it now, loves!
Butterfly is the softest, most adorable High School AU. I smiled at the screen like an idiot the whole time I was reading it.
It’s nice to have a friend — another SOFT babies AU but this one features letters and when I tell you I melted, I mean I melted melted. My heart is a puddle on the floor. Please don’t step on it on your way over.
Speak Now is about ex high school sweethearts who are reunited when Ben announces his engagement. Ugh, I’m a sucker for this kind of story.