Title: Take My Hand
Series: So Far…
Series Order: 2
Author: Jilly James
Genre: Drama, Episode Related, Family, First Time, Romance, Slash
Relationship(s): Evan Buckley/Eddie Diaz, Athena Grant/Bobby Nash, Other Canon Pairings, Non-canon Pairings
Content Rating: NC-17
Warnings: COVID, Explicit Sex, Canon-level violence and situations, Discussion of homophobia, Kink, Under-negotiated kink (see tab below)
Author Notes: Canon divergent at Buck Begins, so COVID is a thing. I’ve kept it in the background as much as possible. I changed the height requirements for astronauts a wee bit. For reasons. Though some Lone Star characters are in this story in the background, this isn’t a true crossover the way the first story was.
Word Count: 65,210
Summary: Buck has returned to California and fallen headlong into a relationship with Eddie. Everything around him is changing quickly, and he has to manage the fallout from Taylor Kelly’s reporting and fix his relationship with his sister.
Artist: Halestrom (who did amazing work!)
Please see the notes tab on the main series page for information about inspiration, and details about COVID in this story. Information about timeline and canon divergence points can be found there as well. There’s also some content about my perspective on Maddie Buckley and Taylor Kelly.
I adjusted the height requirement for astronauts.
Lone Star is more of a background in this story, so it’s not a true crossover. Lone Star cast pictures can be found on the series main page.
Note About Kink Warning
There are a lot of Dom/sub undertones in the sex scenes, and Eddie has some kinks. It’s a natural extension of what was in the first book.
However, Buck and Eddie don’t really negotiate their kink completely appropriately. Like many couples who don’t perceive themselves as “kinky,” they half-ass talk about it and tend to make decisions in the heat of the moment. This felt realistic to the characters
But, in real life, don’t be like Buck and Eddie. Have clear, open conversations before you’re in bed.
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