For the very first person to send me a prompt here on tumblr, with my apologies that it’s so long and that it took so long - thankfully I resisted the temptation to drag it out any further, so here it is. Contains Medic/Engie science-smut.
Ah! This is beyond great, it’s pitch-perfect, ausgezeichnet, прекрасно! I had been holding back on reading this during the day so I could take my time and savour it, and I’m glad I did!
The build-up is well paced, and illustrates the characters and how they could interact very nicely in and of itself. (How the Engineer gets drawn further into conversation was something I particularly liked.) Furthermore, you expanded upon and carried that along into latter half properly, which makes me very happy. Not only is it a smooth and plausible-seeming progression from one to the other, you keep the traits established in the first part present in the second. (Although they can do the job on the level of pure titillation, I think it’s really a shame to see scenarios where the characters’ quirks almost fall by the wayside as soon as the smut itself enters the picture. Happily that’s not a complaint I could have of this.) There’s a sense of eroticism in the details, too, which can be a mite rare.
Now, I’ll stop extravagantly lavishing praise on you and say this: firstly, thank you very much for indulging my request, secondly, no need to apologise for the time taken - the quality bears it out! - or the length, because that gave you the leisure to develop things properly, and lastly, that final line is an awful tease! However, one can’t be greedy, so I’ll hold off on begging for more, and just thank you again.
If I went off listing favourite lines I’d be here all day, so here’s the one that stood out to me and why (under the cut to hide spoilers!) -
Reblogging over here, because gosh, I certainly am lucky to get this written at my request! I don’t think I need to add anymore to my comments above, just go forth and read.