Title: The Matter of Chicago series
Fandom: Dresden Files (Book ‘Verse)
Pairing: Harry Dresden/John Marcone
Genre: Romance, alternate universe, action/adventure, first time, angst, hurt/comfort
Word Count: 150,523
Summary: Another way the Baron rose to power. Another way the wizard became a Knight. This is what happens when you take your lessons in heroism from Machiavelli and Vetinari.
Why You Should Read This:
Because this is the Dresden Files fic, in my opinion. What would have happened if Harry had accepted Marcone’s offer to work for him? How would that have changed events in the books? Lucia has an amazing grasp on the characters. Marcone is sly, calculating, but completely accepting of Harry and his personality. Harry is as he always is – protective of his city, powerful, reckless. Marcone wants a partnership, he doesn’t want to squash Harry, and he’s willing to wait for what he wants. This fic covers a lot of ground – both in terms of going over the first few books and Harry and John’s relationship. Harry believes himself straight, and John is willing to change his mind centimeter by agonizing centimeter. Believable, plotty, gradual, wonderful.