12 Works in Works I've Betaed and Hence Recommend (HumiliatedRook)

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    Sweet (and sour) treats from Check and Mate/Exchange-verse

    1. Original Lemon (Mile High)
    2. Gloves Off (First time without a condom)
    3. Trifles (Reflections on Alma, Future Kidfic)
    4. Melting Point (Sweaty summer sex/Much ado about hair)

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,889
    Chapters:
    4/4
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    68
    Kudos:
    212
    Bookmarks:
    21
    Hits:
    4061
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    Summary

    In which the author injects personalities into poor unknowing background characters.
    Beth replaces both of her shitty father figures.
    And Booth is deeply unsettled by this nineteen-year old’s eyes.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    6,393
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    10
    Kudos:
    32
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    339
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    After Moscow, Beth deals with her past, her present, and her future.

    Benny just deals.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    18,539
    Chapters:
    2/11
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    30
    Kudos:
    130
    Bookmarks:
    23
    Hits:
    1650
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    Summary

    It’s a weird thing, conquering everything you wanted and then being left with the consequences of it: she’s never felt this empty before.

    Beth’s back in Lexington.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    9,181
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    39
    Kudos:
    269
    Bookmarks:
    19
    Hits:
    2004
  5. Tags
    Summary

    Benny Watts doesn't use pet names; has never used pet names, and yet...

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,469
    Chapters:
    1/2
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    13
    Kudos:
    127
    Bookmarks:
    13
    Hits:
    1970
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    They’re not lovers, but they can mimic it well enough. The band starts up again and Benny places his hands on her waistline, his grasp light, while her arms twist around his shoulders. Internally, Benny laughs at the irony, at the many other times they’ve been in a similar position. But now is not the time or place for that, memories of intertwined bodies and breathy moans and clutching hands meant to stay in the past, something he only allows himself to take out at night when he’s alone, something he really should forget.

    -
    or Beth and Benny and the classic Gossip Girl club/limo scene

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    11,668
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    10
    Kudos:
    133
    Bookmarks:
    18
    Hits:
    1641
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    And what he’s wanted to do, from the beginning, is to flay her mind, crack her skull open, slip inside her thoughts, seize upon the neurons firing gloriously with moves and combinations not even Borgov would anticipate. See the components of her brilliance and take it for his own. Map every strength and every weakness. He’d wanted to fracture her cranium, snap it open just enough for tiny fissures, to sink his wisdom into hers, reorientate and reprogram her so she could be even better than she already was, all her talent along with discipline and control.

    -
    or

    Beth and Benny want different things

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    11,101
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    22
    Kudos:
    194
    Bookmarks:
    11
    Hits:
    1103
  8. Tags
    Summary

    Literally just the title.

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    Because we all secretly wanted them to bang it out right after the bar scene

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,332
    Chapters:
    1/6
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    20
    Kudos:
    135
    Bookmarks:
    18
    Hits:
    2080
  9. Tags
    Summary

    “Don’t think of it as marriage,” Benny tells her. “Think of it as castling.”

    Beth raises an eyebrow. “Am I the king or the rook in this analogy?”

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    138,010
    Chapters:
    6/6
    Collections:
    5
    Comments:
    258
    Kudos:
    1769
    Bookmarks:
    360
    Hits:
    25260
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    Beth Harmon did not expect to be out on Halloween. And she definitely didn't expect to be out on Halloween night with Benny Watts, co-president of the Chess Team, trying to find Professor Borgov.

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    or the queen's gambit modern college au and wild goose chase crack that no one asked for

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,358
    Chapters:
    1/?
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    12
    Kudos:
    74
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    582
  11. Tags
    Summary

    Beth and Benny in the first year after. Or B2 figuring out How to Relationship.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    23,333
    Chapters:
    4/4
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    172
    Kudos:
    615
    Bookmarks:
    99
    Hits:
    9371
  12. Tags
    Summary

    Beth learns that she can need Benny, because he needs her too.

    Alternatively: a post-Moscow reunion wherein Beth finds love.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    12,060
    Chapters:
    3/3
    Collections:
    3
    Comments:
    43
    Kudos:
    407
    Bookmarks:
    37
    Hits:
    7124

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