"The Na'vi saw the stars, and accepted that Eywa determined they could never go there. Humans saw the stars, and laid their lives down so that others could touch them."
Avatar fic, of all things. Let's face it, the only reason I'd read something in this fandom is because another author I liked and respected for the seriousness of their fic recc'ed it. Otherwise, I categorically dump all Avatar fics in the realm of LOTR-movie-sue-fics.
While it doesn't take much to have a better story/plot/etc. than the movie, this fic was rather good. The best thing I like about it is the way it characterizes humanity.