Rec: Literacy by thehoyden

Literacy by thehoyden [2010-01-05]
— Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Julian Bashir/Elim Garak, 5.5k, Mature, no warnings.
— “You want me to read to you?” Julian repeated, somewhat taken aback.

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A sweet little fic about semi-accidental seduction by literature. One of the nicest things about most Bashir/Garak fics I’ve read is they get really invested in the cultural differences between the two characters, and a lot of the relationship development is through the navigation thereof. This one does the same, through the lens of popular fiction/courtship! And linguistics jokes!

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