Fandom and Pairing: Due South. RayK/Fraser
Prompt: Challenge 28 Stubble
Summary: Ray had always loved stubble.
Ray rubbed his cheek against Fraser's and laughed. Fraser had dark stubble on his cheeks and the scratching tickled.
That night Ray spent long minutes touching Fraser's face while Fraser seemed to revel in the touches.
A few days later, Ray watched from the bathroom doorway. Fraser ran a sharp knife across his own cheek and flicked the mess of stubble and shaving cream into the sink. As more and more of Fraser skin was revealed, Ray felt not so much sad but down like the time Dief ate the last doughnut in the break room. Dief must have noticed because he dropped his favorite squeaky top at Ray's feet.
Ray had loved stubble ever since he was a kid. As soon as he could, he grew his own stubble, he thought it made him look like Steve McQueen, even though his dad said it made him look like a punk. Ray enjoyed Fraser's stubble not just because it was dark and scratchy but because it proved that Fraser was human and not some perfect super Mountie.