Next of Kin
|due South Fanfiction|
|Title:||Next of Kin|
|Length:||42K (file size); 6926 words|
|External Links:||at Speranza's website|
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"Thanks to Terri and Mia for their help with this! I could literally not do it without you guys. This story should not be confused with China Shop's excellent Fraser/Stella story Next of Kin, (with which it shares a title and a premise), but if your appetite has been whetted for Fraser/Stella, you might hie yourself to that story next. And actually, while I'm making Fraser/Stella recs, let me point you toward my own Covet and Pares's wildly sexy Satisfaction Is The Agent and Matthew Haldeman-Time's Obsession. Anybody else got a line on good Stella/Fraser, please let me know!"
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So Fraser/Stella is just a pairing that's bound to be bitter and angry and just a little uncomfortable for the reader. This isn't something easy to capture, the way they circle around each other because of Ray, refusing to be outright mean and hateful when Ray is there, but able to sharpen their claws on each other at the same time. Speranza gives us a story where neither of them like each other, but when Ray is seriously injured, they end up in the waiting room together and then, in bed together. 
- 2006 rec at Crack Van by visionshadows