Gas Food Lodging

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due South Fanfiction
Title: Gas Food Lodging
Author(s): Brooklinegirl
Date(s): 2004
Genre: slash
Fandom: due South
External Links: online here

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Gas Food Lodging is a Ray Kowalski/Ray Vecchio story by Brooklinegirl.

Reactions and Reviews

Ray/Ray has become one of my favorite pairings in this fandom, and a major reason for that is BrooklineGirl. I unconditionally love every Ray/Ray fic she’s ever written. (Go! Now! Read them all!)

In my experience, Ray/Ray fics come in two basic flavors. Flavor One: Snarky Porn. You know, your classic “I hate you but we’re fucking” pairing. Always a favorite of mine. (Incidentally, wouldn’t it be great if “Snarky Porn” was actually a flavor of ice cream? Think about it... Sorry. I need sleep.) Flavor Two: Angst. Not for the faint of the heart. This flavor will be covered in the next rec.

If you’ve never dabbled in Ray/Ray before, I suggest starting off with Snarky Porn before you move on to Angst. (I must apologize for the flavor metaphor. I can feel it getting away from me already.) In any case, that’s why (although she writes both types brilliantly) I’m reccing one of BrooklineGirl’s Snarky Porn Ray/Ray stories first.

The premise is simple: Ray and Ray on a road trip. I’m sure everyone’s been there at some point: trapped in a car, a very small space, with someone who’s really starting to piss you off, on the trip that won’t end. This is, of course a perfect set up for Ray/Ray. The sniping banter. The pressurized sexual tension. The roadside motel for convenient fucking-each-other’s-brains-out.

There are so many things to love about this story. The dead-on characterization. The crackling dialogue. The complete and total hotness. The appearance of Sluttybottom!RayK. Guh. [1]


  1. ^ 2005 rec at Crack Van by merelyn