Duet, With Brief Interlude for Trio
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When j_s_cavalcante posted this achingly sweet and tender threesome fic last Christmas for ds_seekritsanta it seemed to slip through the cracks, and I think it's still one of her least-read stories. While Ray/Ray fics are starting to gain in popularity and more new authors are taking on Fraser/Vecchio, the Holy Trio is still something of a shadowy figure in the fandom, present but not often tackled. Part of the reason threesomes are rarely written in this fandom might be the heavy lifting required to get all three of these guys (each with their own complex interpersonal histories) together in the same bed.
JS tackles that issue head-on in this story about holiday generosity, friendship and forgiveness, and she spends a significant amount of time ironing out the motivations behind each guy's actions and decisions. JS isn't afraid to delve into Kowalski and Vecchio's relationship with Stella, and she turns the Wife of Many Rays into a fully-formed character with her own set of complexities and motivations even though she doesn't actually appear in the story. And anyone who gives good Stella is okay in my books.Anyway, the key word for this story is "complex." Complex emotions, complex physical acts, complex situation. This is one of the few threesome stories I've read that deals with the emotional and psychological subtleties of a threesome pairing before delving into the sex, and I think it's a fic that offers just as much insight into Fraser, Kowalski and Vecchio as it does sex and heat and heart-twisty goodness.