Fanfic Wednesday: “Score”


Hello friends, Diva here and back at it with another special Fanfic rec courtesy of my ridiculous obsession with hockey. Yep. Don’t hate. Celebrate. But seriously, interest in the sport is seeing a resurgence on my Twitter timeline, and it’s most because of Ngozi Ukazu and her amazing Check, Please! web comic (although I don’t discount wearing down some of my friends to the sport because of my live tweeting the games). In fact, I blame Emmagrant01 for my hockey obsession et al., starting with this fic, in particular. It’s actually be so great to see some of my favorite fic authors from other fandoms (you know EG01 from her Sherlock fics, probably) become interested in this adorable little web comic. This fic does NOT feature the “usual” pairing (Bitty/Jack is the most popular), but I’ve got a soft spot for coming out stories as well as multicultural relationships, so, here we are.

“Score” by Emmagrant01 (AO3)

Pairings: Adam “Holster” Birkholtz/Justin “Ransom” Oluransi
Word Count: 12,727

Author’s Summary

Ransom and Holster like to score goals for each other, and they like to take care of each other. It was probably just a matter of time before those two things became entangled.

My Thoughts

Hockey bro aesthetic? Check. 

Cute boys discovering their feelings for each other? Check.

NSFW hotness? Check, Please!

The Check, Please! fandom is mighty, and this is just a peek behind the curtain of fic that surrounds Ngozi’s canon story of Samwell hockey and young, gay love. If you haven’t already, check out the comic, but also, you can start with fic and ease into it (so to speak). While Ransom and Holster are by no means the main pairing in canon, I adore their friendship and this short story is all about the evolution of that relationship into something more (a fanfic trope I adore)

xoxo C. Diva

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