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Wear Your Colors by arrow (esteefee)
Due South, Fraser/RayK. "A tough case forces Fraser to wear low-rise jeans and pretend he and Ray are a couple. *woe*" // 13K. Fraser POV. Ohmygod, it's a new Due South fic, and the fun pretend couple kind. ^__^
via:templemarker  fanfic  Due-South  slash  pair:Fraser/Kowalski  ref:post-cotw  ref:undercover  ref:pretendcouple  ref:pretendgay  ref:domestic  ref:pining  ref:UST  ref:first-time  au:arrow  au:esteefee  fandom:DueSouth 
july 2018 by zhena
The End of the Road by Kat Allison (katallison)
Due South, RayK/Fraser. Despite nearly killing themselves, Ray and Fraser do manage to survive their quest. Ray moves on Fraser, then both move into Inuvik Detachment housing where Ray settles into a friendless fish-out-of-water lifestyle. It doesn't end well. // 109K, post-CotW, Fraser POV all. Infamous Fic of Doom. The problem is that it's exceptionally well written, the voices are good, and it all seems terribly plausible. If dS were set in the real world where the RCMP murders protestors and, say, all the Delmars from Grade 4 are bigots rather than cheerful lunatics who drop in for random rescues and exposition. No HEA. Very good for masochistic reality slaps, angst wallows, and serious downers, as sometimes one wants. (LJ bookmark.)
fanfic  Due-South  slash  pair:Fraser/Kowalski  ref:post-cotw  ref:first-time  ref:angst  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:homophobia  ref:infidelity  au:katallison  fandom:DueSouth 
january 2018 by zhena
Fangirl!Frannie by innocentsmith
Due South, Frannie/Elaine. Frannie discovers fandom courtesy the X-Files. Frannie gets Elaine to beta her fics. Elaine get Frannie on LJ, and Turnbull wins her a starring role on Fandom Wank. // 1k visit to late '90s fandom. I'd not read this one; it's rather sweet and nostalgic.
fanfic  Due-South  femslash  pair:FrancescaVecchio/ElaineBesbriss  ref:meta  ref:fandom  ref:humor  ref:post-cotw  au:innocentsmith  fandom:DueSouth 
march 2017 by zhena
The State of Being Away by Deputychairman
Due South, RayK/Fraser. "Ray’s clothes were scattered all over Fraser’s bedroom, and together they’d pretty much wrecked Fraser’s bed. When he got back from the airport, Fraser would probably change the sheets and pick up all the clothes that were his and then there wouldn’t be any sign that Ray had ever been there at all." In other words, Ray trundles back and forth from Chicago and tries to decide what he wants with a lack of Fraser feedback on the topic. // 8K. Ray POV. Guess I didn't save this last time because it's nothing novel for this fandom (aside from the odd lack of Dief). But I guess you can never have enough dS comfy reads. HEA.
fanfic  Due-South  slash  pair:Fraser/Kowalski  ref:post-cotw  ref:long-distance  ref:miscommunication  ref:angst  au:deputychairman  fandom:DueSouth 
december 2016 by zhena
If Death Is Not the End, I'd Like to Know What Is by Arwyn
Due South, RayK/Fraser. "Benton Fraser has a dog. (Or wolf. Or wolf-dog.) Benton Fraser's dog is Diefenbaker. He's deaf (sometimes), and freakishly smart, and maybe-probably-doesn't-but-maybe talks back. That's Fraser. That's who Fraser is. He's the guy with the wolf (dog). And that hasn't changed since 1981." One day Dief isn't Dief; Ray investigates. // Admire the basic idea, which is clever (if morbid) with a whiff of benevolent gaslighting. But needs far more beta, far less Tumblr WTF. E.g., RandomlyJewish!Ray, whiplash!kidfic, Bride of Ray War in the comments...
fanfic  Due-South  gen  slash  ref:post-cotw  ref:ouch  ref:kidfic  via:sophia_sol  au:arwyn  fandom:DueSouth 
march 2016 by zhena
A Thousand Colors of Water by Deputychairman
Due South, RayV/Stella, Fraser/RayK. RayV is trying to track down Fraser for best-man duties in Florida. He and Stella's ex have disappeared into the wilds of Canada, but Ray's persistent. // Read this before. Not a lot to it, other than there's a wedding, people hang out, and schoomp, but it stands up to a reread.
fanfic  Due-South  het  slash  gen  pair:Vecchio/StellaKowalski  pair:Fraser/Kowalski  ref:post-cotw  ref:Canada  ref:awkward  ref:wedding  ref:established  au:Deputychairman  fandom:DueSouth 
january 2016 by zhena
The Three Second Answer by seperis
Due South, RayK/Fraser. One night in a dark tent in the Arctic, Ray has an epiphany: Fraser kidnapped him from Chicago, and somehow he didn't notice. Fraser admits nothing, but Ray will solve this crime. // LOLOL. Ray POV. I haven't read this one before?! I love that there can still be old fics popping up like this. This one doesn't go anywhere smutty, but it's amusing in a very dS way from top to bottom, featuring Totally Oblivious Ray.
"But I would have stayed in Chicago," Fraser says, pinning him before he gets to the tent flap in a very-warm, not-cold-at-all kind of way. When he's less freaked out, Ray wants to explore that. "And we can go back. Ray. Ray. Ray. Stop trying to die in the snow. You're upsetting Dief. Wolves are hypersensitive to discord within the pack--"

Dief, blocking the tent flap, gives Ray a disappointed look, a "being moved to Canada is no reason to die in the snow" look. "You were in on it!" Ray says, trying and failing to point at Dief. "Weren't you?"

Dief barks acknowledgment.

Ray gives up. He's outnumbered, in the Arctic, and actually really comfortable. "I can't believe you moved me to Canada and didn't tell me."
fanfic  Due-South  slash  pair:Fraser/Kowalski  ref:post-cotw  ref:camping  ref:Arctic  ref:banter  au:seperis  fandom:DueSouth 
november 2015 by zhena
Upon Close Inspection by zelempa
Due South, Fraser/RayK. Fraser and Ray are visited by a caseworker assessing their home as part of an adoption-fittness interview. Unfortunately Fraser is slowly, covertly bleeding the entire time.
"Can we try to be normal?" said Ray. "Just for a day. For like, two hours. I'll be Ray, and you'll be Ben, and that'll be Dief, our dog."
From the doorway, Diefenbaker whined.
Ray pointed at him. "You, suck it up. Take one for the team."
Largely Fraser POV with an emphasis on uncertainty. Read this one before, saving it this time. It's actually not a bad read. No actual kids in this kidfic. ^_^
fanfic  Due-South  slash  gen  pair:Fraser/Kowalski  ref:post-cotw  ref:domestic  ref:curtainfic  ref:kidfic  ref:angst  au:zelempa  fandom:DueSouth 
august 2015 by zhena
Planes, Submarines and Snowmobiles: A Case Study in International Policing by Deputychairman
Due South, Fraser/RayK. So Ray had headed back to Chicago on his own, but six months later Fraser is inviting him to an international policing conference as his coauthor on a presentation about their final case. // Ray POV. In the end, a (much) less depressing feeling resolution than that one Cesperanza aftermath fic, and a fair amount of smut. This was a good length, pretty enjoyable. :D
fanfic  Due-South  slash  pair:Fraser/Kowalski  ref:post-cotw  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:pining  ref:first-time  ref:academia  au:deputychairman  fandom:DueSouth 
august 2015 by zhena
The Penny Jar Theory by Deputychairman
Due South, RayK/Fraser. After a year in the north without a job, Ray takes a 6mo security contract on an offshore oil rig. Fraser reacts badly. // Ray POV. Not exciting; quiet, deliberately paced, careful look at the stress on a relationship with one working partner supporting the other. Recurrent theme for this fandom. Mildly angsty, HEA after a fashion (unlike, say, the Infamous Fic of Doom).
fanfic  Due-South  slash  pair:Fraser/Kowalski  ref:post-cotw  ref:angst  ref:established  ref:miscommunication  au:deputychairman  fandom:DueSouth 
september 2014 by zhena
Locked Room Puzzle by Speranza
Due South, RayK/Fraser. The head of the local detachment calls in a couple of retired policemen who live in the area to take a look at a dubious suicide. (And Ray demonstrates how Fraser is wrong, so wrong, the wrongest about his grasp of rural policing.) // A new Due South fic omg (!!!). Outsider POV <3. <3 <3 It's actually pretty gen in terms of storyline, but they were most def in the midst of a relationship here.
fanfic  Due-South  slash  gen  pair:Fraser/Kowalski  ref:casefic  ref:mystery  ref:established  ref:post-cotw  ref:outsiderPOV  au:Speranza  au:cesperanza  fandom:DueSouth 
may 2013 by zhena
The Stone That Looked Like a Dog by Deputychairman
Due South, Fraser/RayK. Fraser has found himself living in Yellowknife with Ray in what may or may not be a relationship when Ray's parents announce that they're headed up to visit. Cue the unsolicited stream of advice from Bob Fraser. // 21K. Mainly a monologue of Fraser (POV) insecurity fic. I kept waiting to find out what was on that mysterious list of advice, but the fic never reveals it ... nooo, instead we learn that a sausage has three sides (bwah? thanks, Bob). It's not an action-packed, plotty fic; more the comfy slice-of-life sort of thing. HEA. I love dS so much. ;_;
fanfic  Due-South  slash  pair:Fraser/Kowalski  ref:post-cotw  ref:postcanon  ref:established  ref:curtainfic  ref:angst  au:deputychairman  fandom:DueSouth 
may 2013 by zhena
Chicago Is So Two Years Ago by minervacat
Due South, Ray/Ray. Ray (POV) comes back from Canada all angry about nothing happening on the Fraser front; then Ray comes back from Florida, all resigned about things falling apart on the Stella front. Then Ray (V) has tickets for a Cubs game, and he gets v.v. handsy when he's drunk; Ray (K) is confused. // Have I read this before? I don't knoooow. I do like relationships building in slow motion like this (and then one day Ray notices there are all these ties hanging in his closet...). I don't know how I feel about the few Fraser parts (which are uncomfortable/embarrassing), but I enjoyed the rest.
fanfic  Due-South  slash  pair:Kowalski/Vecchio  ref:pining  ref:first-time  ref:miscommunication  ref:post-cotw  ref:molasses  au:minervacat  fandom:DueSouth 
march 2013 by zhena
Haven by aristide and Mairead Triste
Due South, RayK/Fraser. Post-CotW, they're out a-questin' when Ray takes another crevasse tumble during a blizzard. Fraser digs him out, hauls him off to a convenient borrowed cabin, then gets nutty and taciturn and refuses to leave it. // I've read this several times, but never bookmarked it for some reason. It's a readable oddity in which Fraser is suddenly forced to confront the consequences what other (normal) people might regard as his dangerous lifestyle. Fortunately he gets over it, so HEA. (I also love the Jorge and Martha bit.)

I can't sort out who's who with these particular fanfic writers and their multitude of collabs and nicks, grah. I believe this one is also located elsewhere on . . . a site. Somewhere. Where I read it.
fanfic  Due-South  slash  ref:postcanon  ref:canada  ref:post-cotw  ref:quest  ref:huddling-for-warmth  ref:h/c  au:cimmerians  au:aristide  au:MaireadTriste  fandom:DueSouth  pair:Fraser/Kowalski 
july 2012 by zhena
No Less Radiant by Laura Kaye
Due South, Fraser/RayK. "'I can't believe you're tracking poachers while you're on vacation, Fraser. I mean, I can, because you're a freak. But on a deeper level there's still a part of me that can't believe you think this stuff is fun.'" // <1K. Short, sneaky fic, and the one I generally think of when I'm in the mood for this particular slice of angst. The others are fun and all, but it's this first one that packs the biggest punch.

* "Unfinished Business," http://obliquestroke.com/stories/radiant.html
"He checked all the closets daily; the three in the apartment, the one in his office, the supply closet at the precinct. They never changed, and he told himself that he wasn't disappointed. It wasn't, after all, as though Ray had unfinished business." // ~1K. Prequel fic, where Fraser returns to Canada after the prosecution is finished.
* "Presence," http://obliquestroke.com/stories/presence.htm Fraser and Ray work out the kinks. // 1K. Porn at last.
* "Coming to Dinner," http://obliquestroke.com/stories/dinner.html "'Wow, Stella's cooking,' Ray said. 'She must like you more than I thought.'" // 1K. An evening out with the Vecchio's does not go as planned.

In case the original goes kaput:
https://web.archive.org/web/20040410064213/http://obliquestroke.com/stories/radiant.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20040707234738/http://obliquestroke.com/stories/unfinished.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20040410063821/http://obliquestroke.com/stories/presence.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/20040410062404/http://obliquestroke.com/stories/dinner.html
fanfic  Due-South  slash  pair:Fraser/Kowalski  ref:post-cotw  ref:postcanon  ref:banter  ref:humor  ref:angst  ref:ouch  au:LauraKaye  fandom:DueSouth 
september 2007 by zhena
Mosquito Field, AFQ by Raggedass Road
Due South post-COTW AU. Ray becomes a pilot in Alaska and is quite fucked up; Fraser wanders through again. Not 100% certain I understand what the character issues are supposed to be as they're written in too abbreviated a fashion, but whatever.
fanfic  due-south  AU  slash  au:raggedass_road  ref:post-cotw  ref:pilot  fandom:DueSouth  pair:Fraser/Kowalski 
august 2007 by zhena
A House Is Not a Home by justbreathe
Due South, F/RK, post-Cotw, Fraser and Ray in Inuvik and misunderstandings and suchlike.
fanfic  due-south  slash  au:justbreathe  ref:post-cotw  fandom:DueSouth  pair:Fraser/Kowalski 
august 2007 by zhena
Sunday's Child by Dira Sudis
Due South, Ray/Frannie, Ray/Fraser, post-CoTW. Plus a kid. I was leery going into this one, but it's an oddly pleasant fic. May delete later?
fanfic  due-south  slash  het  au:DiraSudis  ref:kidfic  ref:post-cotw  fandom:DueSouth  pair:Fraser/Kowalski 
august 2007 by zhena

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