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  1. Summary

    A series in (at least) three parts.

    'With Mary, he’d done everything in the right order — if at breakneck speed: flirting, sex, seriousness, rude and awkward realism, proper caring. He and Sherlock, though, had spent so many years loving each other quietly, imagining fantasy versions of each other, in amongst the everyday of bad tempers and absent-minded scratching, that never were interrupted by mismatched desires or poor communication. Was it possible (he thought, in a slightly out-of-body way, scrawling out a prescription) they had missed the opportunity to be in love with each other?'

     

    *Thanks to a tremendous gift from @Hamstermoon, the series now has COVER-ART!*

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    Patrick has a date. David offers to help.

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    20 Jun 2021

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    David/Patrick: Have re-read this one several times. AU where David offers to help Patrick with a first time no-strings-attached... except, obviously, there are already strings attached. Sorry, Ken.

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    The moment he saw David, Patrick's heart started pounding. Hey, I think I’m in love with you felt dangerously close to being something he wanted to say out loud, even though he knew it would be a terrible idea. Especially this early on. Especially with his business partner. Especially because he’d only recently figured out the whole liking other men thing. Especially because now he was officially—having sex—with the other men. Man. With David. This is fast, he thought.

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    A story about sex, intimacy, and falling in love way before you meant to.

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    20 Jun 2021

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    David/Patrick: Patrick falls hard and fast and then spends a lot of time trying to catch up to his feelings. Another one I've re-read several times and really loved to come back to.

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    Patrick's instinct is to leave, but he’s just noticed something about this guy. “I know you …” he says slowly, uncertainly.
    It’s hardly flattering, but the other guy chuckles. It’s a nice sound, Patrick thinks, cautiously.

    “Yeah,” says the guy, his grin sliding into a smirk. “I think you, uh, tried to flirt with me once.”

    And now Patrick recognises him. A million years ago, at a party he hadn’t thought twice about, before everything really took off, this guy stood in a kitchen, not unlike this one, wearing a shirt blazoned with a mouth and bloody fangs, teasing Patrick.

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    Patrick Brewer has a LOT of baggage. He's absolutely not ready for a relationship.

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    In which the author tries not to spoil anything, and in doing so fails completely at the summary.

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    09 Jun 2021

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    Oof. Panic attacks galore for these two soft bruised lads. Lovely fic and can’t wait for the final chapters.

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    Ronnie looks at him over her mocha, a sweet choice of beverage David is continually surprised by, given how salty she usually is. “I have a feeling you’ll be getting that a lot.”

    “What? Swooning ingenues?”

    “People slow to realize that Patrick Brewer is human just like the rest of us.”

    David makes a face because he knows exactly how Patrick would respond to that. An eye roll would definitely be involved.

    Or, this is your half-hour call to Part Two of Favored Nations. Half hour.

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    04 Jun 2021

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    Series WIP -- loving it so far and so so keen for each update [and yeah, I'm a dick so I was skeptical about the premise but I was wrong and blueink3 was right, as usual]

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    Still, it's true that Patrick can have his shy side. He likes to be a gentleman – Mr. Order Whatever You Want I'm Paying and Mr. Here Let Me Fix That For You and Mr. No David Not In the Backseat I Want It to Be Special – so David can't entirely rely on Patrick's willingness to charge forward for the greater good.

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    08 May 2021

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    David/Patrick; first time at Stevie's. I've read this one before but let's be real, it deserves a bookmark. I like an earnest argument, okay? So sue me.

    (TW: mention of eating disorder and prev. unhealthy sex—both David, of course.)