Title: Bright Lights Big City by inlovewithnight
Pairing: Kevin Walker/Dan Rydell
Author on LJ: inlovewithnight
Author Website: Exaggeration and Blank Verse
Why this must
There has been so much wonderful new Sports Night
fiction written in the past few years that choosing just twelve recs in a month is always a weighty – though welcome – task. And crossovers, for some reason, have been coming thick and fast lately. I've come to the conclusion that Sports Night
(and specifically Dan Rydell) is one of fandom's little black dresses: suitable for every occasion, and goes with everything.
I have to admit that I know nothing at all about Brothers and Sisters
- until I found this fic, which came about via a convoluted process involving Google alerts and, well, stalking, I don't believe I'd ever heard of it at all – and so I can't speak for the accuracy of the Kevin characterisation. The feedback the story's already received does that for me though and, if it's anything near as good as the Danny characterisation, then we can rest assured that it's pitch-perfect. This is an older, slightly harder, post-series Dan, screwed over by the network and potentially facing the end of his career, but still open and giving, kind and warm and sweet - and sexy as hell. Apparently Rydell had covered enough defeats in sporting events to recognize a total loss when he was in the middle of one. Kevin had to approve of the way he was taking it. Dignity intact, at least.
He also approved of Rydell’s cheekbones, and his eyes, and the way he wore his suit, but that was neither here nor there and Kevin was really supposed to be learning about screwing a guy out of his contract, not thinking about any other form of screwing whatsoever. Not on the company’s time.
But company time ended at six …Bright Lights Big City