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So, I am often of the school of thought that some of the sexiest things to read about are often not actual sex, and I have a rec that brilliantly proves this point:

Precision Speaking by cest_what, very soft R.

Honestly, in a very short space blindmouse has perfectly distilled down the entire experience of suffering from a tormented hopeless crush, including that glorious moment when you realize it might not be hopeless after all. It's sweet without being saccharine, adorable without being fluffy, and poetic without being purple. Besides the brilliant writing, I especially adore her characterizations of Oliver (the narrator) and Percy (the very carefully observed), and wonder how long it will take them to produce an actual conversation.

I defy anyone to read this and not flail with joy, and since it's only 1500 words, you have no excuse for not brightening your day considerably. Highly recommended ... even for those on the flist who think I'm a bit insane with my fondness for the pairing!
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On March 20th, 2007 02:23 am (UTC), secretsolitaire commented:
Enjoyed this, thank you!
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On March 20th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC), blindmouse commented:
Thank you! Muchly lovely rec. And squee for the fact that you seem to be saying it did what the challenge asked for; I was a little dubious about that. Just because I find collars hot... Well. Yes.
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On March 22nd, 2007 06:31 am (UTC), eloiselovelace replied:
Thank you for writing! Really, a delight to read, and so much hotter than all kinds of slot A/tab B clinical descriptions. Really, I defy anyone not to find Percy and his collar sexy through this POV, since you captured Oliver's crushing so very well with the narration. :D

I often moan about how there's just not enough UST in fic, and here you've done an entire ficlet around only that, and it totally hits the spot!
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