Hi Indigo_5! Welcome to the site, and thank you soooo much for posting!!!!
Long story, long review, it's only fair, so i'm reviewing as i read:
I love how organically this develops, and even though i tend to do it all the time (habit i'm trying to break) i love that there's no messy exposition or confusion leading up to olivers first and second encounters w. Kyle. Because really, sometimes we do things without thinking or obsessing over them, and sometimes we feel without knowing, and up to that point Oliver was so blissfully unaware, it was super, and you manage to capture the raw physicality without sacrificing the underlying tenderness. BUT by the third time they hook up...(the description of which is...UBER HOT...mmm) you're just as impatient w. Oliver as Kyle is, b/c Kyle (who i think i love, both in your story and on the show) is already sure of his feelings and unafraid of taking risks.
Love the description of Oliver's first BJ, there's something really erotic about the (almost) football star on his knees w/ his mouth full...
So beautiful how you have Oliver and kyle's concerns coming to the fore, olli (tee hee) w. his parents, Kyle with his virginity, as if they are the only two who can assuage the anxiety each of them have...so lovely.
After a while, he realized it was because he kept looking for him.
-bloody brilliant line, thank you very much!
He said it like you might say I'm Episcopalian.
Hey, it's cool...some of my best friends are episcopalian... ;)
He collapsed forward, drained, spent. They lay together for a long, long time, just breathing. When Oliver finally opened his eyes, Kyle was tracing his face with one finger, his eyes soft, tender. "I missed you," he said quietly.
"I love you," Oliver said back.
He meant to say I missed you too. But the other thing was just as true.
GAHHH!! that exchange was made of sooo much win i forgot the hot sex that preceded it!! oh wait...no i didn't ;)
His nose held the smell of Buckham's all day.
What are you doing to me with these little details that manage to encapsulate the entire feeling of a relationship breaking apart?! that was pretty awesome.
So it began with a beer.
Yay!! just yay, and aww, and lovely and wonderful, this was an awesome story, i'm way into Kish, not nearly as much as i am into chrolli, but man, with a fic like this, you might be shaking up the rankings...Author's Response: Gah, what an incredible review! I can't even tell you how flattered I am that you 1) liked it so much and 2) took the time to tell me how in such awesome detail. Particularly love all the quoting! I love hearing which parts worked best for you.
Love what you said about the lack of exposition stuff with Oliver -- that was a conscious choice I made here, trying to express how he's feeling through his actions instead of getting too deep into his head. Really glad that you liked that!
And yay for UBER HOT. Hee. :)
And that last thing you said, about shaking up the rankings... totally made me blush so hard, you have no idea. Thank you so, so much! SO much. For all of this. *hugs you tight and doesn't let go*