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The Perfect Man by Skoosiepants (PG-13)

Title: The Perfect Man
Fandom: Bandom
Pairing: Joe Trohman/Bob Bryar, Brendon Urie/Spencer Smith
Categories: AU, harlequin (this was written for a harlequin challenge, but it's not terribly harlequin), humor, mystery
Length: Medium (~14,000 words)
Warnings: drug use, violence

Author on LJ: skoosiepants
Author Website: pants to match

Joe has the best job in existence. He’s part of “The Morning After,” an awesome morning music show, and he works with some truly awesome people. Everything in his life is great, except, Joe’s pretty sure his new neighbor is some kind of weird drug-dealer. He never gets home before four in the morning in his crappy beat-up car, and he leaves his porch-light on all night.

Okay, if you’re new to bandom, this is probably not the fic for you. Not that it isn’t great, it’s just extremely character heavy. Just about everyone even on the fringes of bandom community is included in this. Obviously this is an extreme AU as well, but strange even for AUs, the distinct bands aren’t given different groupings. They all just seem to work together, with no real distinction by band. Which can be really confusing considering there are members of at least half-a-dozen bands plus a couple spouses.

The great thing about this is SkoosiePants’ great ability in humor. She does a great job of making the characters into caricatures of themselves. The mystery in this one is a bit absurd. There are simply too many characters for the reader to even attempt to figure out whodunit. And this is really romance-light. Considering the main pairing it isn’t difficult to understand why. All in all, this is a really fun read that can lighten up an afternoon.

The Perfect Man


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