And now back to your regularly scheduled rec...
Fandom: Due South
Categories: post CotW, angst, romance
Author on LJ: n/a?
Author Website: http://www.mrks.org/~journey
After The Adventure, Ray goes back to Chicago and Fraser settles into a small Christmas-obsessed town in northern Canada. When Fraser decides to really settle in and build a house, Ray comes back to help and promptly decides that he's ready to do a bit of dating. He just won't tell Fraser *who* the lucky gal is.
Blueprint is one of those stories that really grows on you as you read it. I'm not thrilled with the beginning, which features a very passive-aggressive Ray and a few grammatical errors, but once Ray backs off and starts focusing on date preparations, the story gets sweet and endearing, leading up to the most awesome date in the history of ever. You also have a loveably uncertain Fraser and a cast of entertaining extras, including some fabulous notecards (you'll see what I'm talking about). A long, entertaining story about learning to need others and not letting what you love slip away without a fight.