Title: Finishing Touches
Fandom: due South
Pairing(s): Benton Fraser/Ray Kowalski
Genres: First Time, Romance
Word Count: 49,172
Summary: “Ray knows he has some, uhm, slightly obsessive tendencies when it comes to love. He also knows that having those kinda feelings for your partner is bad news. But what’s he supposed to do? So he does the only thing he can think of: Find a hobby. Stay occupied. Keep the fingers busy. Ray joins a drawing course and is delighted to find out that all goes according to plan; it really takes his mind off things.
Until Fraser appears in class. As model.
And suddenly Ray realizes that drawing is one hell of a personal business.”
Why You Should Read This: First of all, it’s a first time fic, wrapped around a case fic, all with Ray going slightly bonkers because he realizes he’s fallen for Fraser. But there’s a sensualness in the writing, the description of how Ray draws, how his fingers caress the page, that make it as intimate as a love scene. The boys dance around each other, and there’s some misunderstandings that get in their way. But of course there’s a happy ending that makes it worth it.