Fanfic Wednesday: “step out into the sun”

“step out into the sun” by plutos

Pairing: Poe Dameron/Finn (Star Wars)
Word Count: 71,365
Warnings: so sweet you may get a cavity

Author’s Summary

“I gotta talk to you, buddy, real quick,” Poe says lowly, and grabs Finn’s hand to haul him back out of the mess hall. His pilot friends cheer loudly, Karé yelling something about keeping it decent, and Finn barely has a second to process it before Poe’s yanking him away and into a deserted side corridor.

“I can explain,” he says quickly, running his spare hand through his hair.

“Well good,” Finn snaps hotly, “Because I’ve had a really fucking weird day.”

Otherwise known as: Finn Is An Oblivious Numbskull, or: the one where Finn gets a name, a jacket, a droid, and a marriage out of nowhere in only a few short weeks.


My Thoughts

This fic takes place just after the events of The Force Awakens, and I’ve gotta say that this is one of the first Stormpilot fics I ever read, and it remains my favorite. Why? Well, it’s got it all. Pining/fake marriage/schmoopy hand holding/ENOUGH EYE F**KING TO SATISFY THE DEEPEST SHIPPER CRAVING.

That aside, it’s also well-written, well characterized, and has just enough plot to keep you flipping through the chapters. I re-read it this morning in one go and it still makes me deliriously happy. While we probably won’t get official Stormpilot in canon (much to the dismay of Oscar Isaac & John Boyega, co-captains of the H.M.S. FinnPoe) some day, long from now, on my death bed, I will be choking out with my last rattling breath: “Finn…and…Poe…are….husbands!” And I’ll be thinking of this fic while I use the last molecules of oxygen to make sure that this ship is the hill I die on.

ANYWAY, read this one if you need some happy FinnPoe goodness in your life before our hearts all break in TROS.