Masquerade (due South story)
|Author(s):||Slidellra and Omphale23|
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"Whoo-hoo! We did it. Finally. In four sections with a total of more than 37,000 words."
"This has been an interesting experience, both because of the scope (neither of us had written anything this long before) and because of how much input we asked from other people as we wrote it. It's been roughly six months of writing with some extended breaks. Another month of beta work and revising. A couple of days of coding and icon-making."
"Oddly enough, it didn't end up being called 'That Charade Thing.'"
Reactions and Reviews
This was written for the ds_harlequin challenge, which turned out a lot of very good fic. It’s a due South remake of the movie Charade with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. But even if you don’t know the movie, the story works. Ray, clueless and twice as belligerent because of that, is written believable and, for those who care, this story also features a very, very nice Ray/Volpe scene. Fraser is wonderfully intransparent and for a long time you’re wondering whether he is friend or foe. I’ve been better entertained by this than by many mainstream thrillers. Slidellra and Omphale have managed to sustain the suspence over the whole 37,000 words and they have written a couple of very hot and lovely sex scenes, to boot. 
- 2008 rec at Crack Van