This is the first stretch of time I've been able to have to myself today, although it was good seeing family. And of course in my first bit of free time, I read my Yuletide stories. (I got a story plus a treat! I am amazed and awed!) Honestly, it was really hard to not sneak away during the day to read them. But I stayed strong because I wanted to be able to read at my own pace and give them the attention and love they deserve.
Both stories are utterly perfect and wonderful and I cannot imagine anything better. The story written for me is New Cuisine
. It's Saul/Fritz from Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe books, and...I am not sure if there are words to describe how much I love this story. Perhaps you can picture a giant heart taking up your entire computer screen and you'll get close, but that's only perhaps. I was captivated by its wonderfulness from the first paragraph, so maybe that can convince people where my words are failing:
Someone once said every man is the hero of his own story. Maybe it's true. But if your friend and fellow P.I. is a hot-shot author who writes up his exploits for the reading public, that public doesn't even know you have your own stories.
Is it not fantastic? (This is a rhetorical question because the only acceptable answer is "Mythical creatures are jealous of it's fantasticness, it's so fantastic.")
And I got a treat too, which I am amazed by because I would have been completely ecstatic with one perfect story but instead I got two! It's Crime and Punishment
, Tony/Lucas from seaQuest DSV
. I already thought it was great with Tony and Lucas exploring a really cool underground cave (Underwater exploration, yay!), and there was lots of fun, teasing banter between them. But then you get to the kissing, and something that was already wonderful and perfect manages to get even perfecter.
I don't know how I managed it because I don't deserve one story that's exactly what I wanted, much less two, but that's what I got. To both authors, thank you so very, very much.