April 21st, 2016

3x3 eyes yakumo

Finer Things by china_shop (Mature)

Title: Finer Things
Fandom: Eureka
Pairing: Jack Carter/Henry Deacon
Categories: first time, slash
Length: short, 1634 words
Warnings: none

Author on Livejournal: china_shop
Author Website: china_shop on AO3

Summary: Jack stays over at Henry's, the first time.

Review: Jack is doing his best to seem calm, Henry can tell, but there's a thick aura of waitingness about him. Henry idly toys with the idea of waiting expressed in particles—anticipatrons, perhaps—and a complex chain of equations blooms in his mind. He shuts it down. Something to think about later. He leans into Jack a little less subtly.

I've recced china_shop's fic previously (in Due South fandom) and there's an exuberance in the characters the way this author writes them. A warmth that, particularly for Jack and Henry -- who are such good friends on-screen despite the wrenches canon throws in their relationship -- is really needed to deliver their essence on the page.

Finer Things is only a short snapshot, but I think it gets Henry, including the treat of a POV with turns of phrase wrapping up science metaphors with an easy drawl that captures of the voice of the genius-everyman combo Henry is. It contrasts with the energy of a Jack Carter that's bursting off in all directions. I could definitely hear them both speaking in this.

Finer Things