So I really enjoyed Pacific Rim. It was a delightfully diverse film with a fun and intelligent plot, but as these things tend to, it was missing one thing: canonically queer people. So as usual, when I got home, it was time to hit up Archive of Our Own to fill that void with fanfiction.
As two super-intelligent white dudes who bicker constantly and sassily but are still in sync enough to be Drift compatible, Drs. Newt Geiszler and Hermann Gottlieb were pretty much predestined to be the popular slash ship in this fandom. (Pacific Rim‘s Ao3 section confirms this, with almost 20% of the fics featuring this pairing.)
I do love the dynamic these two have, so I gladly took what the internet offered me, and in the end I found this story. non-definitive acts picks up a few months after the events of the movie, and deals specifically with the ongoing psychological issues Newt and Hermann have to deal with as a result of their mid-movie Drift with a dying baby kaiju.