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Fic Rec! (Chekov/Sulu, Star Trek XI)

So I am in the middle of reading Refit by racheldeet and am going to take a moment to shamelessly fangirl/promote this seemingly underrated fic.

I liked its predecessor, Under Construction, back when it was posted; without taking anything away from that story, I think this as its sequel is even better. It flows seamlessly from the relationship that was established in Under Construction, without being a re-tread. The story finds new psychological wrinkles in Chekov and Sulu and their relationship to explore, deepening the characterizations that were established in the previous story. There is drama and tension, but it's not manufactured or contrived: one of the delights of this story is how solid and natural their relationship feels.

I also adore racheldeet's prose: it hits exactly the right balance between clean and poetic. It's clean without becoming dull, and poetic without becoming purple, and it reads like it was effortlessly written (although I have no doubt it wasn't!).

It's a WIP, on part 4/? as of my writing this post. But the author posts regularly and completed another long WIP (the aforementioned Under Construction) about a year ago. So while WIP status might normally give me pause, I feel okay about that aspect of things.
Title: Grand Pas de Deux
Rating: NC-17
Status: Complete
Pairing/Characters: Sulu/Chekov. Also features Sulu/OFC; very brief mention of past Sulu/Kirk and Chekov/OMC; Sulu & Janice Rand BFFery.
Summary: Falling in love with Pavel Chekov, his daughter’s ballet teacher, is one of the most terrifying things Hikaru Sulu has ever done. Little does he realize that neither the attraction nor the terror are one-sided. Modern-day AU.
Author’s Note: Fill for this prompt on the kink meme: "Hikaru/Pavel AU. Hikaru is smitten over his daughter's ballet teacher, Pavel. He uses gets his daughter to ask Pavel personal questions and get in trouble so Hikaru has a reason to go up there." I wandered slightly far afield, but I think I got the meat of the prompt. Feedback is gratefully appreciated.

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Title: Separation
Rating: R
Pairing: Sulu/Chekov
Words: ~3,600
Status: Complete
Warnings: Gore, violence and attempted gang rape.
Summary: Firefly crossover. Reavers attack the Enterprise. Sulu doesn’t react calmly when they threaten Chekov.
Author’s Note: Based on this kink meme prompt, although it’s more of a “Chekov/Sulu story featuring Reavers” than a “Reavers story featuring Chekov/Sulu.”

Now with Art!

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Title: Fill for "More Sulu/Chekov h/c"
Rating: PG
Pairing: Sulu/Chekov
Summary: Fill for the prompt: "Sulu crying and Chekov comforting him. ;___________________; Reasons for the crying are up to anon but I like ANGST/GRIEF (so terrible)"
Note: This was posted a long time ago and I've finally got around to de-anoning and posting at my journal.

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ST XI kink meme fill, Sulu/Chekov

Title: Fill for "Adorkable Chulu"
Rating: PG? If even that?
Pairing: Sulu/Chekov
Summary: Fill for the following kink meme prompt: "Sulu get's his ear pulled on by a drunk alien. No damage is done, but Sulu pouts about because he's got a thing about people touching his ears. Chekov kisses it better."
Note: This was filled a long time ago on the kink meme and I'm reposting it in my journal mainly for archive purposes. So, apologies if you've already read this. This one is pure total fluff.


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ST XI kink meme fill, Sulu/Chekov

Title: Fill for "Chulu voice fetish"
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Sulu/Chekov
Summary: Fill for the following kink meme prompt: "nu!Sulu's voice may not have the incredible 92%-cacao-smoothness of his prime predecessor, but it's still incredibly deep and sonorous and mad sexy. Chekov thinks so, anyway. Which is why he keeps having to excuse himself to his bunk when Sulu's voice is sexier than usual for some reason (just woke up, has a cold, etc). Sulu notices this after a while, and follows him back one night. Of course, first-time sexiness ensues."
Note: This was filled a long time ago on the kink meme and I'm reposting it in my journal mainly for archive purposes. So, apologies if you've already read this.



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ST XI kink meme fill, Sulu/Chekov

Title: Fill for "Chekov/Sulu, protective kink"
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Sulu/Chekov
Summary: Fill for the following kink meme prompt: "Sulu is badly hurt/almost killed. Chekov goes full on fucking berserk on the person responsible. Bonus if the rest of the crew is suddenly a LOT more careful around Chekov afterwards and Sulu can't figure out why."
Note: This was filled a long time ago on the kink meme and I'm reposting it in my journal mainly for archive purposes. So, apologies if you've already read this.


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ST XI kink meme fill, Sulu/Chekov

Title: Fill for "Chekov/Sulu Hurt/Comfort Part LXIV: The Hurtening and Comfortening"
Rating: PG
Pairing: Sulu/Chekov
Summary: Fill for the following kink meme prompt: "My needs are simple. They're in a situation (my favorite is the away-mission-gone-awry!) where one of them is injured and semi-conscious and too weak to swallow properly and the other has to give him medicine/water mouth-to-mouth. And there is BLUSHING AND TENSION AND ANGST and comfort after."
Note: This was filled a long time ago on the kink meme and I'm reposting it in my journal mainly for archive purposes. So, apologies if you've already read this.



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