Genre: sci fi (space opera)
Pairings: f/f (cis, although one is an alien)
Queer Representation: cis lesbian, alien lesbian
Warnings: none. This is adorable as hell
Rating: five stars
Growlan Raskli is a security officer aboard a multi-species starship. When Human Jen starts exhibiting odd behavior, Raskli is sent to investigate (because she’s the only other lactation-capable mammal on board, which I love). Humor and romance ensues.
This short was adorable. Adorable. It’s been so long since I’ve had just a genuinely enjoyable read, too, that I think I enjoyed it all the more. It’s a fun holiday story with tons of heart. It’s well written, easy to read, and the romance is downright hot, despite the rather scientific words used and Raskli’s insistence on talking about fur instead of hair (which of course makes sense, culturally).
Don’t expect to get bogged down in any science or larger tension. No spaceship battles here, just solid happy romance and an adorkable crew ready to go to any lengths to make sure their human cheers up. Many winter holidays are represented, so it’s not just all about Christmas, either.
Additional bonus: glitter snakes
And I need not write any more, I think. You can by this delightful short in ebook only (*grumble grumble*) here.