Getting to Know You, extended
Disclaimer: Alliance lays claim to the boys but I like to think they lay claim to this situation.
Author's Notes: Thanks to Elanor. She beta-ed this one as well as the PG version. The added rating is because of the 'heavy breathing' scene :)
Constable Benton Fraser stood by the somewhat inadequate mirror in his apartment,
busily trying his best to get his hair to behave itself. This was a Herculean task
as his hair seemed to have a mind of its own. It was not surprising that one
Detective Ray Vecchio called it a pelt.
Looking at him was one amused wolf by the name of Diefenbaker. He couldn't understand
why humans spent so much time on their hair. He presumed it was because they had so
little of it. In fact Dief felt particularly sorry for his pack mate Ray. The poor
human had less hair than the pack leader, at least on his head. However this did not
detract from his generosity toward the wolf so Dief felt that it wasn't really a
This was particularly true now as his pack leader seemed to have finally recognised
the obvious. He had seen the two exchange affection the previous night. This was a
relief to Dief who had been waiting two years for them to do so. Humans could be so
slow sometimes. Right now his pack leader was busy asking his opinion.
"Do you think that this is satisfactory?" Fraser asked. "I don't want to disappoint, Ray."
"I realise that you're not a judge of these things but as you seem to have an opinion
on everything else, I thought you might at least tell me what it is in this instance."
Dief just barked.
"Well if you think it looks alright...." Fraser was interrupted by another impatient
bark. "Oh right."
The next major problem was deciding what to wear. Ordinarily Fraser would wear his
dress uniform for an engagement such as a date or dinner but somehow he was unhappy
with the idea. The occasion was not that formal. It was the first date he was going
to have with Ray and he wantedto make sure it went well. They were going to start
by having dinner, which tended to suggest formal. However Ray had said they would be
doing something after dinner, what Fraser didn't know, but that might require more
casual attire. It was a problem Fraser was no closer to resolving despite the fact he
had spent the last half an hour discussing the matter with a debatably deaf wolf.
He sighed. "What do you think I should wear, Dief?"
Dief whined again. He had no idea about clothes, he had fur. Also wasn't it a bit odd
for a human to ask a wolf about clothes anyway?
"I realise while many people would think that asking a deaf wolf about fashion would
seem to indicate some form of mental instability, I'm afraid you are the only one I
can ask for an opinion. I can hardly ask Ray, it's not the custom to ask the person
you are dating about what you should wear for a date. Ray's very fashion conscious
and I don't want to let him down."
Dief wondered why it mattered now. Not a lot had changed between the two. All they
were doing was acting on mutual attraction and love. It had always been there, they
just hadn't noticed. Dief indicated as much to his confused pack leader.
"I suppose you're right, Dief. We're doing an activity we would have done before only
now we're aware how we feel. I don't think Ray would mind what I wore would he?"
Finally! Dief barked agreement. It was true, humans were remarkably slow.
Meanwhile in his own bedroom Ray was having a similar debate. Except instead of a possibly
deaf wolf he was simply talking to thin air.
"What am I gonna wear? It's got to be special. I mean this is, Benny," he sighed with the
enormity of it as he looked at himself in the
"Benny and me on our first date. Oh Lord, I don't know."
Ray threw his hands up in frustration and turned back to fish more clothes out of the
"What's he gonna be wearin'? I mean he looks good in the red but damn he'd look good in
a garbage can! I've got a reputation here. So me and
Benny on a normal night out....what would I wear?"
Ray paused as he surveyed his clothes. All well-tailored and some of which had cost a
significant chunk of his pay packet.
He carried on debating with himself.
"I dunno. Depends I guess. If we were goin' from work or later on.... hmmmm. I gotta
impress, Benny. This can't go wrong."
"Wait a minute!" Ray clicked his fingers. "Fraser doesn't care about clothes! I mean how
many suits of mine has he ruined? The guy has no respect for Armani."
Ray paused and had an epiphany, "Armani.....I got it!"
Ray was then going through his clothes to find what he wanted when his sister
Francesca knocked on the door.
"Ray, you OK in there?" she asked.
"I'm fine Frannie!" Ray yelled back.
"What, were you talking to yourself?" Francesca tried to stifle a giggle.
"So what if I was? It's none of your business, Francesca."
Explaining to Francesca that he was going out on a date with the man of her dreams
(and the fact he and the man of her dreams were in love with each other) wasn't something
he particularly wanted to do at this moment in time.
"Geez, don't bite my head off! Ma just wants to know if you're gonna be in for
"Nah, Frannie I got plans."
"Plans?" Her curiosity was piqued.
Ray however wasn't going to reveal anything. "Yeah so leave a guy in peace," he
"OK, OK," Francesca muttered as she went down the stairs. "Brothers!"
Ray tried to relax as he got ready for the evening. He didn't have much time left.
Another half hour and he would have to pick Fraser up. Just thinking about what was
finally going to happen was giving Ray butterflies.
Eventually he felt he was ready as he would ever be and got in the Riv and headed
to 221 West Racine to pick up the love of his life for their first date.
In no time at all he was there. He was right on time, which was a good thing. Fraser
was so punctual Ray didn't want to show himself up. He smiled as he made his way up
the stairs. After trying to decide what to wear he had finally gone with the grey
Armani suit. He wasn't entirely sure why. Perhaps it was because it was what he was
wearing when he had first met Fraser and this was another important first for them. He
knocked on the door instead of barging right in. He wanted to be polite for his date.
He heard a voice call from inside. "Come in, Ray."
"Hey how did ya know it was me?" Ray asked as he opened the door and made his way
"I heard you coming. Your footsteps are quite unique."
"You pay attention to the weirdest stuff, Benny," Ray said, as he shut the door
for a moment.
Turning to Fraser he noticed he was grinning. In fact they were both grinning at
each other. This was going to be a good night.
"Am I dressed appropriately, Ray?" Fraser asked anxiously, indicating his clothes.
Fraser had in the end decided on wearing his brown uniform. It was what he'd worn
when he first met Ray and this was another important first for them. Maybe that was
why he had chosen it. It was formal, but not too formal. Fraser only hoped Ray
would like it.
"It's great, Benny. Looks like you had the same idea as me." Ray fingered his
It was then that Fraser noticed Ray was wearing the suit he had when they first
"I can see that, Ray. Grey suits you," Fraser paused. "It brings out your eyes."
He tried not to blush; Ray had the most beautiful eyes.
"Ah, Benny, I'm glad," Ray smiled. "Yours brings out your eyes too."
Fraser looked slightly puzzled, "My eyes aren't brown, Ray."
"OK, your hair then." Ray really wanted to tell Fraser he'd look beautiful no
matter what but decided to settle for telling Fraser what he thought about his
choice of clothing. "Anyway did I ever tell ya I like the brown uniform better?"
"No, Ray. I can't say that you have."
Truth be told Fraser preferred the brown to the red. It made him less obvious.
The brown made him feel more like an active police officer rather than a doorman.
In Ray's opinion it made him less of a target.
"Yeah, you look good in red but the brown?" Ray paused before finally saying what
was in his heart. "Makes you look even more beautiful."
Thankfully for Ray Fraser wasn't embarrassed by this. In fact he was amazed. Ray knew
him, all of him, his outward beauty and internal faults. Despite his faults Ray
loved him, warts and all.
Caught up in the emotion, Fraser moved forward and ended up kissing Ray very
passionately. It felt just like the first time to both of them. First Fraser and
then Ray exploring hidden depths in each other. Tasting and feeling with love and
revelling in the sensation.
When they parted Fraser gently rested his forehead against Ray's. "I think
you're very beautiful too," he said sincerely.
"Hmmm this is nice," Ray whispered. "Unfortunately our reservation is at eight."
Fraser sighed slightly.
"But," Ray continued, "don't think we won't be doing more of this."
"I look forward to it, Ray," Fraser smiled.
Then Ray offered his arm to Fraser. "Come on, Benny," he said. "I'm about
to show ya how romantic we Italians are."
Fraser gratefully looped his arm with Ray's. "I've heard you can be very romantic.
Or is that just a cultural stereotype?"
"Look who's talkin'!" Ray joked. "Cultural stereotype or not, you heard right."
Ray smiled at Fraser.
They were quiet as they walked out of the door and down the stairs. They were
enjoying each other's company. They always seemed to know what the other was
thinking anyway. In moments like this words were unnecessary.
Dief had already disappeared off for his own romantic evening with his mate, Maggie.
He had the suspicion his pack leader would forget all about him tonight. He would
after all have other things on his mind, his new mate. He wished them the best of
luck. His pack mate Ray was good to the wolf; it would be nice for him to be the pack
leader's mate. Dief decided the best policy was simply to let them get on with it.
The restaurant Ray had chosen had been carefully picked. There were a number of
factors that had been important: Firstly it had to servegood Italian food. Secondly
it had to have a romantic atmosphere. Thirdly it had to be the sort of environment
where he and Fraser wouldn't be kicked out for holding hands. They might not want to
hold hands but Ray wanted the option there for Fraser. He himself had wanted a place
where they could relax on their first date, like any other romantic couple. Finding
all this in a restaurant had been particularly hard.Fortunately one of his sister
Maria's friends had been telling her about a place which had all these things. Ray
had happened to overhear and now he'd a chance to use that knowledge.
Ray carefully parked the Riv just down the street. He and Fraser both got out,
looking at each other almost in disbelief and then smiling when they realised what
they were thinking. As they walked to the restaurant Ray started some conversation.
"So, Benny I'm buying, you can have what you want."
"Is there a budget, Ray?"
"Benny, you don't have budgets on a date."
"Oh." Fraser nodded his understanding before jokingly adding, "So I don't have to
have the soup?"
"Nah. But you might have to miss dessert," Ray grinned. And Fraser knew full well
he was joking and that there was no way they were going to miss a very particular
sort of dessert.
Once they got inside the restaurant they were treated to a quiet, pleasant
atmosphere. There were numerous tables ranging in size from ones to seat a couple to
ones to seat a small group. Each one had a candle and a vase of flowers in the
middle. There was some light music in the background that Fraser could make out
as jazz, although the artist eluded him, but it wasn't too overwhelming. The whole
place was friendly and relaxed.
"Good evening sir," said a waiter who had approached them while they were taking
in their surroundings. "How may I help you?"
"A reservation for two," Ray explained. "Under the name `Vecchio'"
The waiter proceeded to check the book. "Ah yes sir, this way please."
He led them to a quiet corner. It was secluded from the busy area where a few groups
sat and where it was noisier.
"Here are your menus, gentlemen. I'll be back in a short while to take your order."
And with that the waiter left them to it.
"So, Benny what do ya fancy?"
"The menu's in Italian, Ray."
"Yeah it is, Benny. You can read it OK?"
"Yes, Ray. There's a lot of choice."
After ordering, and while they were eating, Fraser decided to mention something
he had observed.
"There are other couples here, Ray," he stated.
"Course there are." Ray shrugged off the comment.
Fraser leaned a little closer across the table, "I mean same-gender couples,"
"Yeah, Benny, this place caters gay and straight. A friend of Maria's comes
here. That's how I heard about it."
"That's reassuring, Ray, that there are places like this." Fraser felt so
much more at eased not having to consciously hide his love for Ray.
"I thought you'd like it," Ray grinned. He liked the chance to relax too.
"It was very thoughtful, Ray."
"Ah, Benny. A first date's gotta be special, ya know?" Especially if it was
with the love of you life, thought Ray.
"Yes, Ray," Fraser agreed. "In fact of the few dates I've had this is the
most enjoyable. Of course that could be due to the person I'm spending it with."
Gently, and with some caution, Fraser reached his arm across and took Ray's hand.
"Yeah me too, Benny."
And Ray squeezed Fraser's hand. It was something he'd thought about before
but had never really assumed it would happen. He was so glad it had. Still
holding hands they grinned at each other, it was nice to be in love.
When the cheque came there was a discussion about who should pay. Ray had
offered to pay the whole thing but Fraser's gentleman's attitude meant he felt
he should at least contribute. In the end they split the cheque. It seemed the
best thing to do.
As they left the restaurant Ray was feeling apprehensive. He wasn't sure what
they were going to do now. It had to be something special. They could see a movie
he wasn't sure that he wanted to do that on his first date with Fraser. Going and
seeing a bunch of explosions and violence in a darkened room wasn't really
romantic. Ray only knew he wanted to build on the things they did together already,
besides chasing down the criminal fraternity of the greater Chicago area.
Finally, once they had reached the Riv, Ray admitted he hadn't really planned anything.
"You know, Benny I'm not sure what I wanna do now. I didn't plan anything."
"I don't mind, Ray. In fact I have a suggestion." Fraser had a slight grin.
"Oh?" Ray couldn't stop his own grin. Fraser had come up with something, this would
"I was wondering if you would like to go for a walk." Fraser hoped his suggestion
would meet with approval.
"That's really romantic, Benny. I knew you were a sap." and Ray playfully punched
him on the arm.
"Do you mind my being a sap, Ray?" Fraser replied.
"Nah," Ray said. "You're the sap I'm in love with and I guess a walk would be
"The exercise would also be good for us. Particularly as we have eaten some
delicious but rather rich food. Burning off some calories would
do us a world of good."
Trust Fraser to come up with a health benefit to a romantic activity. Ray had an idea
to burn off calories in a rather different way, one that involved lots of naked flesh
and a rather small bed in Fraser's apartment. Ray decided to keep this knowledge to himself
for now. He didn't want to appear too forward and scare Fraser off. Still he had a
feeling Fraser wasn't going to object and before the night was over they would indeed
be burning calories off, together, in bed.
They had a walk to do first though. Ray insisted they drive somewhere more quiet first.
The walk was satisfying, the air was pleasant and it was quiet and peaceful. Strangely
they ended up somewhere very familiar.
"You know I recognise this place, Benny," Ray commented.
"You do?" Fraser had too but he enjoyed teasing Ray.
"Do the words `yellow comet' mean anything to you?" Ray asked to see if it jogged
"I take it you are referring to the car, Ray rather than a celestial object?"
He was doing a lot of that lately. Not that Ray minded. He was doing a lot of it
too. "Yeah. You saved me."
Fraser let Ray's comment pass but made his own. "I nearly kissed you too."
"You did?" Ray sounded slightly annoyed. He was but from the fact Fraser hadn't
acted on this impulse.
Fraser explained, "When you were on the hood of the car, Ray, I remember looking
into your eyes and being struck with a strong desire to kiss you."
"Geez. If I'd a known we'd've had an eighteen month anniversary by now!" Ray was
definitely disappointed now.
"Why?" Fraser asked.
"When you were looking at me, I was looking at you and thinking. `You know what would
be nice right now? Benny and me kissing.' Then I come out with that lame line about a
carwash." Ray looked a little sheepish.
"There was Francesca's presence, Ray," Fraser reminded him.
Ray's expression changed. "God! Can you imagine the look on her face if we'd kissed?
She'd have come at me with a corkscrew!"
"She didn't have one, Ray."
"Even better!" Ray was laughing but stopped after a moment. "I'm sorry, Benny it's
unfair on Frannie. I wanna tell her first. Before Ma, before anyone, we should tell
her about us."
"Any particular reason?"
"Well, that way she won't go crazy on me." Ray paused. "Or as crazy."
"She'll be upset?" Fraser had a feeling she might be.
"I dunno," came the honest response. "I think she's figured out you're never
gonna propose to her but you can't blame her for dreaming."
"I'm sorry about it, Ray but I am afraid I could never harbour romantic feelings toward
your sister. I have always been in love with you. I hope she understands."
"Yeah, she will." And Ray thought she would do, in time. "She kinda gets another
"I suppose she does," Fraser commented. He had a family again. It was nice to know.
Yes, he was slightly worried what would happen when he and Ray eventually got around
to telling the family but right now all he cared about was being in this place with
"So this is where it all started." Ray gestured toward the lake.
"Well not quite, Ray."
Ray was surprised, "How'd ya mean?"
"Speaking for myself, Ray I think that it all started with that first meeting in
the holding cell. I have mentioned destiny before and that first meeting set it all
in motion. From that point it was inevitable that we would have a personal
relationship." Fraser could clearly see that now.
Ray sighed, "We wasted all that time."
Fraser disagreed, "Actually Ray I think those two years were very well spent."
"Really?" Ray was disbelieving.
"Yes," Fraser continued. "I spent those years getting to know you and you, me.
Now we are finally able to take the next step without any fear of rejection or regret.
We have come to a realisation about what our relationship means and what we mean to
"We know it's forever?" Ray already knew the answer but he had to be sure.
Ray smiled - what response was there to that? Well, there was one he could
think of: "I love you, Benny."
Fraser didn't answer him in words. He grabbed Ray and pressed his lips to Ray's. They were
kissing, perhaps as they might have done all thosemonths ago. It deepened as Ray became
an active participant and they spent some time exploring the new and exciting territory.
Fraser was slightly breathless when he said, "I love you, too."
They stood for awhile just looking out over the lake, holding onto each other and remembering.
A few minutes later, though it might have been a lifetime, Fraser cleared his throat.
"Erm... I was wondering, I mean if you'd like to..." Fraser paused, collected himself and
dived right in, "now we've had our walk, can I ask you back to my place?"
Ray grinned, Benton Fraser asking such a question! "I'd like that, Benny,
I really would."
Fraser was immensely relieved. He had a feeling he'd be asking Ray back to his place
quite often. He was certainly glad Ray had explained what that phrase meant. He'd had
it asked to him several times but had never used it himself. Thankfully he was so
comfortable with Ray he was able to use a line he would otherwise have avoided.
They got back to Fraser's place in a much shorter amount of time than they had
thought possible. Ray was nervous and he could tell Fraser was too. There was
only one way this date was going to end and it was the two of them making love.
It wasn't that they weren't excited but this was a big step, an important one.
They practically raced up the stairs but tried to be as nonchalant as they could
be about the whole thing. There was no denying though the gravity of what was about
Fraser was first in. He left Ray by the door as he got a chair. Ray was puzzled
until he saw Fraser wedge the chair under the door. Without locks it was the next
best thing and it was clear Fraser didn't want to be disturbed. Beaming he turned
toward Ray. "Sorry," he said, "I just had to make sure one of my neighbours didn't
come in. They take an unlocked door as an open invitation."
Ray moved closer toward Fraser. "Well, I hope they realise you're going to be busy
for awhile," Ray smiled.
He caressed Fraser's cheek before bringing him forward for a kiss. This is
where a lot of first dates might end but not this one. This one had been two years
in the making and it wouldn't be over until they finally consummated their mutual
love and attraction.
As they were kissing, Fraser began to gently remove Ray's jacket. Ray took his
lips from Fraser's for just a second, smiled, and then got back to kissing. His
hands meanwhile decided to join in the fun and began to take off Fraser's jacket.
This was a little harder as it was buttoned but once the buttons were undone and
the belt was off, slipping it from Fraser's shoulders was an easy task. Fraser
had already started on Ray's tie and had something of a head start. Ray decided to
in order to catch up he had to distract the Mountie and did so by switching his
attentions to Fraser's neck.
Fraser whimpered slightly at the change but was distracted enough for Ray to take
off his tie and undo some of the many buttons on his shirt. Feeling the need to
play catch-up, a game he was very much enjoying, Fraser started on Ray's neck. It
was a favourite part of Ray's anatomy for Fraser and kissing it was wonderful.
Even more so were the slight moans Ray was trying to keep in check. Trying and not
succeeding very well.
Finally they were both bare-chested. Fraser had carefully laid their clothing over
the other kitchen chair. The feel of them both together was amazing. As a result
both wanted to explore. Unfortunately they couldn't really decide on which bit
first. So it was a relief when Fraser whispered, "Bed." So they stumbled to the
bed and collapsed on it together.
Ray was slightly concerned. He hadn't made love to a guy before. Sure he fantasised
about Fraser but actually doing it was something he hadn't thought he'd get the
pleasure of. He hoped they'd keep it simple. Fraser hadn't much experience either
and was in fact thinking the same thought. They both knew however they would just
see where their feelings took them.
Where it did take them was Ray exploring Fraser's chest, something he'd long
admired. Pale skin, hard muscles and nipples which seemed to be quite sensitive
from the way Fraser requested more when Ray kissed them. Of course Fraser was
feeling left out. There was Ray, right in front of him as he had wanted for so
long. Fraser wanted to explore himself, despite the pleasure he was getting from
Ray's explorations. He flipped Ray over on his back and admired what he saw, all
of it beautiful. There was hair on Ray's chest and Fraser wasted no time in
running his nose through the fuzz, his breath tickling Ray. He found Ray's nipples,
darker than his own but just as sensitive.
Ray flipped Fraser back onto his back. He was very aroused now and could tell
Fraser was too. He had felt Fraser's erection from the moment they had embraced
and his own had answered.
"I think we should get naked now, Benny," he said.
What he hadn't realised was that Fraser was already working on removing his pants.
Ray noticed with a particular caress to his backside from Fraser and decided
turnabout was fair play. It was a narrow bed but they managed to manoeuvre to get
both their trousers off. Shoes and socks were lost in quick rapidity. Now there
was only their underwear to go. Fraser knelt on the bed and drew Ray to him. He
hooked his fingers into Ray's boxers and Ray did the same.
"On, two, three," they said together. With that they yanked their underwear down
and wriggled out of it. The underwear landed somewhere on the floor. They kissed,
long and hard before looking at each other.
"Wow!" was Ray's comment.
"Oh yes," was Fraser reply.
Both were unsure what to say or do next. It was Fraser who took the lead.
Fraser reached down and touched Ray's penis. It was circumcised and that felt odd
to Fraser having never seen one like that before. But the feel of it in his hand
was a good one. Gently he began to stroke it and Ray responded, moaning and
smiling. But he wasn't going to let Fraser have all the fun and reached down to
take his partner in hand. Ray was surprised how an uncircumcised penis felt but
this was Fraser's. It was the most intimate part of his best friend and soon, his
They were still kneeling up and stroking each other, whispering words of
encouragement and moaning now and then. Finally it got too much for Ray who had to
have completion and had to make sure Fraser got his too. He could tell Fraser was
on the edge. He had never known the Mountie exude such passion, love and feeling.
He took his hand away from Fraser who briefly looked at him, confused. His words
of protest were silenced by Ray kissing him. Fraser returned the embrace having to
leave Ray's cock alone for the moment. He was enjoying this feeling so much. They
both needed completion now though, the final consummation of their love.
They collapsed back onto the bed, with Ray on top. He gently manoeuvred their
bodies so their erections were aligned. He lifted himself up slightly to look at
"I love you," he said.
"I love you," came the reply.
Then Ray lowered himself back onto Fraser who gasped as their groins made contact.
They were slick with precum now, an effect of the attention earlier bestowed on
them. At the same time both men began a gentle rhythm, rubbing together their most
intimate parts and loving the feeling. Their bodies fitted together so perfectly.
A more complete match could never be found. They kissed deeply, feeling their
love in every movement. Finally neither could hold on. Ray buried his face against
Fraser's neck, kissing what he could. Fraser was caressing Ray's back and
whispering gently to him. The rhythm speeded up and up and finally they cried out
each other's names as they reached completion.
As they came they felt one, they felt together. There was light and colour and it
was beautiful. They hadn't experienced something so profound before. It was
Ray collapsed fully on top of his lover who gently lifted him up, groaning, in order
to see his face. Ray was even more beautiful after they made love, Fraser decided.
He felt he had to see such beauty again and had no doubt he would.
Ray had closed his eyes but opened them to see Fraser looking at him with such
love. Fraser looked so beautiful after they'd made love. Ray felt he had to see
such beauty again and had no doubt he would.
They were very sticky but Fraser had a towel by his bed which he reached for and
dried them off with. They continued to caress each other as they fell into peaceful
slumber, Ray's head resting on Fraser's chest.
Happy and content they knew they would have the most wonderful and come morning
the most wonderful sight as they awoke, the sight of their new lover next to them.
End Getting to Know You, extended by Angela
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