Title: How Ray Got His Groove Back
Author: Ariste & Bone
Fandom: due South
Pairing(s): Benton Fraser/Ray Kowalski
Genres: Angst, First Time
Word Count: ~31,300
Summary: “How Ray got into Fraser’s Groove”
Why You Should Read This: Okay, so I need to make a confession. Usually with NC17 stories, I tend to skip over a lot of the sex scenes. Not because I’m a prude or anything, but sometimes it just gets a little monotonous. There’s only so many fingerings, areola licks, rimjobs, nipple play, and blowjob scenes that this gayboy can read without rolling my eyes and going, “Been there, done that, got the glowstick.” (Yes, I know skipping sex scenes may be sacrilege. I shall submit myself for spanking post haste.)
But this fic is just so different. You’ve got Fraser, who has such a longing for Ray. And you’ve got Ray who’s only known the love of a woman, figuring things out as they go along. It all starts during a case where Fraser gets jealous of Ray paying attention to a woman, then Ray speeding off and leaving Fraser to walk home – making Fraser drop by to make sure Ray is okay. Of course Ray’s on his couch, watching porn (which he accidentally turns up to 11 in an effort to stop the tape), then invites Fraser inside (mind the boner, please!) where they sit too close to each other on the couch and Ray shows Fraser his first porn. Yeah, that’s all the beginning – and then, well, things happen.
The thing about most fics (NOT this one) is that most character development happens through a long transformative processes, lots of inner exploration, and dialogue between the characters. But in “How Ray Got His Groove Back”, forget all that mental crap. You’ve got Fraser, finally opening himself up to Ray as they masturbate on the couch together. And you’ve got Ray figuring out the “guy on guy” thing when Fraser’s got his dick in his mouth. Or when Fraser’s giving him his first rimjob. Or when Fraser comes on his face at the mere suggestion of Ray sticking his polish sausage in Fraser’s backside.
This fic is such a fun read – for so many damn reasons, but most of them the hot, hot porn. And let’s face it – if you skipped the sex scenes in this one, you’d only need like 4,000 words tops – and miss out on all the good stuff.
ps. I hope no one was offended by my attempt at humor.
This is such a wonderful fic, full of emotional journey. I’ve only read it once, and quickly at that. I’m the same as you, to be honest: these days I mostly skip sex scenes when I read fic.
Your enthusiastic rec makes me want to read it again, this time slower!