Last weekend I read A Litany at Dusk by Duskwatcher.
Edward’s been a solitary vampire, hunting on the edges of society. He rejoins his family in Forks, ready to abstain and runs across a young woman praying. A choice must be made between one’s heart, one’s desires and one’s soul. Darkward ExB AU
It’s not often that I find an AU fic I really enjoy. This one sucked me in from the first chapter. The story begins with Edward returning to the Cullens’ home seeking acceptance after years of roaming as a nomad and surviving off the blood of the scourge of the Earth. He’s dark, broken, and desperate (everything I love in an Edward) and looking for another way to exist.
The brilliant part is how Duskwatcher writes the back-story. If Edward were not with the Cullens when Bella moved to Forks, this would be a feasible outcome. It may be a little OOC at times in regard to canon, but given the different backgrounds of the characters, it is completely believable that they act the way they do.
The story is written in both Edward’s and Bella’s perspectives, giving a well rounded idea of what both characters are going through. It is also complete (yay!). If you like AU or if you like Edward a little dark and tortured then this fic is for you. Also, if you’re like me and religion squicks you out, don’t let the first few chapters scare you away.
Author’s Blog: duskwatcher.livejournal.com