Mosaic, Piece by Piece

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due South Fanfiction
Title: Mosaic, Piece by Piece
Author(s): china shop
Date(s): 24 December 2007
Length: 25,000 words (143k)
Genre: slash
Fandom: due South
External Links: online at AO3
online at the author's website

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Mosaic, Piece by Piece is a Fraser/Kowalski/Vecchio story by china shop. It was written for DS Seekrit Santa 2007.

Reactions and Reviews

After he and Stella get divorced, Ray Vecchio heads up to Canada to visit Fraser and Kowalski. Which is more complicated than one might expect, because Fraser is Vecchio's ex and Kowalski doesn't know that little fact.

I'm still easing my way into threesomes, but one thing I've noticed thus far is how easily three different people find themselves paired together in fanfic. And don't get me wrong, I like characters who are secure enough in themselves that they can just jump into an unconventional relationship without a qualm, but at the same time it's nice to have a fic where going from a twosome to a threesome isn't quite so simple.

Mosaic is all about the challenges three people face when two of them are together and one isn't. It's a bit raw, it's a bit painful at times, and because it's all so very *difficult* that when the three finally do manage to get together, the end result is very, very satisfying. Especially since Vecchio and Kowalski aren't at each other's throats (a personal kink of mine). If you're in the mood for a threesome fic where all sailing is not smooth and angst abounds, this is the fic for you. [1]
This fic features what is quite possibly my most favorite post-show Ray Vecchio ever written. He's lost and alone after his marriage to Stella falls apart, so he heads north to visit Fraser and Kowalski. Vecchio knows it's going to be tricky staying in the guest room of his ex and the next guy, but this Vecchio needs a touchstone to his life before Vegas. Ray sorts out his own feelings about Fraser, realizes he has some surprising feelings about Kowalski, and eventually notices that he's not the only one in this story with a bit inner turmoil. Check out this achingly wonderful fic, and leave some feedback for the author. [2]

References

  1. rec post at Epic Recs, May. 28th, 2011
  2. 2012 rec at Crack Van by hazelwho.