October 31st, 2019

Anya final stand, S7

Thursday Recs: Hockey

I only remembered this today because [personal profile] lucifuge5 posted theirs, so, in between my Trick or Treat Exchange reading, I am posting these! We have TWO recent rarepair hockey fics by favorite authors of mine. <3

Say When by [archiveofourown.org profile] dadvans
Mackinnon/Crosby/Andy O'Brien, 23k. In which 19-year-old Nate Mackinnon discovers that his idol is secretly gay married to their shared personal trainer, and has a lot of feelings about it, including a lot of pants feelings. Dadvans is always tops at writing sex that's really grounded in physical detail and grody reality, and this has that in spades. The slow burn sexual tension is delicious, and the undercurrent of repressed gay feelings is also great.

better want what you wish for by [archiveofourown.org profile] inlovewithnight
Jack Johnson/Erik Gudbranson, 12k. In which two journeyman defenseman on the wrong side of their peak find some pleasure in each other for a while. Oh look, more repressed gay feelings! This fic is great if you like those, but also great if you like stories about people oppressed by the sense of their own failure, without any way of changing it. Put that way, it sounds depressing, but this fic honestly feels very sweet and hopeful, without telling the story of any kind of grand romance.

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