Tags: due south


Holiday gift season!

I do love exchanges - they make this time of year at lot of fun, not to mention the huge mountains of fic they generate for us all to enjoy... I still have all of Yuletide and lewis_challenge's Lewis Secret Santa to explore, and Snupin Secret Santa is still posting too.

I want to particularly encourage people to check out the fic and podfic made for me, all of which come heartily recommended.

Due South Seekrit Santa

Why I Lied to You by Queue. This is a long (impressively long!) podfic of one of my own DS stories. I only started listening to podfic this year, and this one is particularly well read, in a great dramatic voice.

Holmes/Watson (ACD)

I doubt tweedisgood needs any introduction for H/W people on my f-list, and I rather felt like I hit the jackpot this year, with two fics and a podfic. The fics were Jubilee, in her inimitable witty style, and Fair Hearts of Finest Glow that rare thing I'm always looking for: great case fic and realism with a dash of slash. And the podfic too, of my own Wintry Morning, Victoria Station! Another great reading... I feel like starting to listen to podfic was one of the best things I did in 2013 :)

Wilby Wonderful

As part of Yuletide I got With You on the Beach of the Sea by busaikko, a beautiful, extraordinarily well-written Duck/Dan story.

And while I'm on the subject of WW, I want to rec another Duck/Dan fic by desireearmfeldt, The Right Place At The Right Time. Another brilliant fic, this time re-imagining the events of the film. [My rather tenuous connection to this fic was just providing the prompt :) ]

Some recent fic (Holmes/Watson and due South)

Title: The Rose Grew Round the Briar
Fandom: ACD Holmes
Pairings: Holmes/Watson, established relationship
Rating: PG
Word count: 4,000
Warnings: None
Summary: When Holmes has an unexpected encounter with a figment of Watson's imagination, and Watson confesses to a clandestine correspondence, a weekend on the Sussex coast takes a sudden turn for the better.

Notes: This was written as part of acd_holmesfest for alafaye. Many thanks to thesmallhobbit for beta-reading!

Something had been troubling Watson for over a week now, and the change of scenery from London to Sussex seemed to have done little to help...

Title: The Way the World is
Fandom: due South
Characters/pairings: Vecchio's POV, Fraser/Kowalski established relationship
Rating: R
Word count: 20,000
Warnings: None
Notes: This was written for the DS-C6D Big Bang, and omens has made the most beautiful, evocative art to go with it, here. Many thanks to andeincascade for beta-reading!

Two years post-COTW, Ray Vecchio is back at the 2-7.

Fraser and me, we have a great thing going, a great partnership. For a tiny moment back there I thought this other guy had wriggled in on my turf: Kowalski, the guy who was supposed to be covering for me while I was in Vegas. Hell, him and Fraser even spent a couple of months together up in the frozen wastelands, messing around on dogsleds. But then Fraser wrote that he was coming back to Chicago, back to his old gig at the Consulate. Kowalski got transferred right out of Chicago and we never got wind of him since.

Then the consequences of a murder inquiry make RayV start to wonder whether Fraser's keeping secrets from him.

Story here.


Fic: Contentment (due South, Fraser/Kowalski)

Title: Contentment
Author: Garonne
Fandom: due South
Rating: mature
Pairing: Fraser/Kowalski
Warnings: None

Summary: All you gotta do is ask, says Ray.
Intellectually, Fraser understands that, but it just doesn't seem to apply to him.

This story was written for the pod_together challenge, and andeincascade turned it into an amazing podfic. You can find both fic and podfic here.

Thanks also to vsee and tinzelda, US cultural consultants ;) and to akamine_chan, who made some very cool cover art.
solomin, livanov

Fic: Why I Lied to You (dS, F/K, NC-17, complete)

Title: Why I Lied to You
Author: Garonne
Fandom: due South
Length: 20,000 words
Rating: on the mild side of NC-17
Relationship: Fraser/Kowalski
Warnings: none

It's 1930, and Ray Kowalski is undercover.

Contains bootleggers, Al Capone, adventures on the river Detroit... and a rather unusual Canadian Customs Officer.

Notes: Many thanks to ride_4ever for being kind enough to beta-read this! I posted the first chapter as a teaser for the Due South - C6D AU Challenge back in April. This is the completed work.

Read from the start (on AO3).

Skip the teaser and start with what's newly posted (on AO3).
solomin, livanov

Fic: Where Comfort's Found (Fraser/Kowalski) - Part 1

Title: Where Comfort's Found (Part 1)
Author: Garonne
Words: 18,000
Rating: Mature
Pairing: Fraser/Kowalski

"Welsh rounded on me, arms folded.

'Perhaps you could kindly explain to me what the hell Vecchio is doing in Inuvik Regional Hospital?'"

Notes: Many thanks to an amazing beta-reader, Desiree Armfeldt, who made this story so much better than it was to start out with.

"Girl Guider" is Canadian for the adult volunteers who work with Girl Guide troops.

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Part 2 is here.