This month I’m doing the fic rec bingo created by wild-aloof-rebel. If you have time I suggest doing it, it’s been a lot of fun! I’m a glutton for punishment so I’m doing the whole blackout. Continuing on that path I’m also not repeating a single author or reccing fics that I have already recced before. I decided I wanted to make recs, but a little more in-depth, and because of this there may be some slight spoilers.
Chapters: 6/6 Word Count: ~237K
Archive Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Fandom: Schitt’s Creek
Relationship: Patrick Brewer/David Rose
Characters: Patrick Brewer, David Rose, Ray Butani, Ronnie Lee, Stevie Budd, Alexis Rose, Moira Rose, Johnny Rose, Ken (Schitt’s Creek), Twyla Sands, Derrick (Schitt’s Creek), a small army of OCs
Additional Tags: queer community, Gay Character, Coming Out, coming out as a very long weird process, Sexuality, Queer Families, Queer Friendship, sexual revelations, Canon Retelling, Queer Community Building Events, Community Leadership, Patrick feelings, rural canadian queers, CanCon, cis character exploring gender expression, alcohol abuse (chapter one), Depression, Anxiety, references to past homophobia, Ray Butani/OC, Ronnie Lee/Karen, Ronnie and Patrick: Gay Frenemies, introvert/extrovert, Bondage, d/s dynamics, Consent Play, Kink, Clothing Kink, Food Kink, Schitt’s Creek in the winter, David and Patrick like to build things together, Mostly Canon Compliant, Baseball, Toxic Masculinity, Kink Negotiation, give Patrick some queer friends 2k19
Summary: and there are some like us,
just walking, making our feet move ahead of us,
a little bored, a little lost, a little angry,
walking as though we were really going somewhere,
walking as if there was something to see at Adelaide or maybe on King,
something that will give a fair return for this use of shoe-leather,
something that will make us smile with a strange new
happiness, a lost but recovered joy.
- Raymond Souster, “Yonge Street Saturday Night”
Thoughts: This was chosen to fufill the bingo square: A fic you stayed up way too late reading. I know many people have included this fic in their bingo and for good reason. I will admit what I consider late is different then other people but I looked back at the time stamps on my comments and probably stayed up until midnight or later reading this. Part of it was by my own design because I didn’t start reading until chapter four because I didn’t read at the beginning and since it was so long I thought I would wait until it was finished. And then my friends wouldn’t stop talking about it and I caved and then I madly rushed to catch up. That said it was totally worth it.
I just love that this fic gives such a thorough exploration of Patrick’s identity and just him as a character. We get to see him grow in the town, make (queer!) friends, and learn what he wants in life. The last time I read this I was stuck at the airport for six hours so if that ever happens to you 10/10 recommend that you read this because the time just flys by (pun not intended).
A lot of people can put in better words why this fic is so good, so instead I’ll leave you a snippet of what I put on my comment for the final chapter: “…
The ending was fantastic and once again I cried. It really captured the
growth that Patrick experienced in the town and I just let out this big
sigh and it felt like all the tension and worry I had for Patrick while
reading this was finally allowed to leave because he was finally and
truly comfortable with himself.”
Recommended if you like: Fics over 100k, Character Study, and Well-Rounded Original Characters