➶ [Reading] ➸ The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Ian Gallagher By Shamelessquestions (KagekitsuneXXX) ➫ – Sharkmotorcyclehelmets.co.uk
Gallavich Mob AU Ok there are some fanfic writers out there who NEED to be published authors. This is an example of one of them. This wasn't just a fanfic, it was an extremely well fleshed out, longass novel. I have no idea how they pulled it off, but this was SO gripping. The characters were true to canon, and the subplots were thoughtful and intrinsically connected to the overarching narrative in ways that don't immediately make sense. While this does have aspects of a classic 'mobsters' AU, it also manages to interweave meaningful concepts seen in typical novels. The dangers and selfdestructive nature of hubris sees the downfall and incapacitation of a character who was once seen as almighty and indestructible; the consequences of abuse under the hands of those in power developing simultaneously. There is love and heartbreak and humour. The chemistry between the main relationship is tantalising and the slow burn is palpable. This was so worth the many hours of nonstop reading it took to finish (because I couldn't stop once I started). I reiterate that I cannot believe I read a 300k word Shameless fanfic in the year 2020, but damn, I get the hype.