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gorgeous artwork done by Surya

Pairing: Fraser/RayK
Rating: NC-17
Words: ~ 58.250
Warnings: Established!relationship
Disclaimer: Due South is still the property of Alliance Atlantis and I’m still not making money with it
Summary: The bullet in Fraser’s spine shifts and the surgery they had not wanted to risk when he got hit becomes a necessity if he doesn’t want to end in a wheelchair. There are no guarantees for a full-recovery and sometimes it’s not only the physical wound that has to heal. At least he has Ray trying to hold on to what they have, but it’s not always easy when the person you’re trying to save doesn’t see that it might be worth it
Notes: The stellar beta job was done by Ride_Forever and I’m claiming any remaining mistakes. Special thanks to Bghost who breathed life into this story and without whom it probably would’ve died somewhere along the way. Last but not least the most important person in this project: thanks to Happy29 who came up with the plotbunny in the first place and filled a lot of the blanks with her own imagination
Addition: There is a fanmix that goes along with this story and it can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gqew6anuz1qkwg8/Fanmix%20Start%20of%20Something%20Good.zip?m
The gorgeous cover for it was designed and executed by the inimitable Surya74. Thank you again for lending me your creative talent.

Dedicated to Neil whose love, stubbornness, and pain suffuse this story and make it something more

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