Word Count: 4400
Link to Story: http://ladylioness.livejournal.com/2109
I thought I'd break myself in with one of my favorite older fandom fics, and I could think of none better than this one. There are a few reasons I'm a complete sucker for this story: time travel, excellent story-building, and time travel. So many AU and fandom tropes work well in this fandom, and this is one of the finest examples of that: Sheldon travels back in time and ends up smack dab in the middle of Penny and Leonard's love life. The reveal and resolution hit the perfect note of romance and realism, with the characters always acting just differently enough that exploring the ways and reasons they've changed is half of what makes this story amazing.
He does what he should have done in the first place and locates his social interaction journal. In this room, the current one was always in the nightstand next to his bed. He slides open the drawer and pulls out the book. Closing the drawer, he flips to the latest entry, November 7, 2009. He skims the entry and then goes further back, trying to glean relevant data to his current predicament. After a while, he snaps the notebook closed and lets it fall onto the bed. This is a colossal disaster. He groans. She is going to kill him.
Oh, and did I mention there is kissing that is beautifully written and perfectly intimate?
If you enjoy this story, please take a minute to leave a comment for the writer.