Survival of the Fittest by Kaye Austen Michaels, with two pieces of original art by Lorraine Brevig, is available as an eBook in multiple formats. Right click the link to download your preferred format: EPUB, MOBI, KINDLE, HTML, and PDF.
Abridged from the Author's Notes:
This novel begins in June 1976, shortly before the second season of S&H and before the sixth season of Emergency! (For those who'd like to know more about the TV show, Emergency! see Wikipedia.) Wherever possible I have tried to mesh events and airdates with Starsky & Hutch canon airdates and events in the spirit of a true crossover.
Sample abridged from the novel:
Starsky yawned and performed a series of unconsciously sexual stretches. When Starsky winked at him, Hutch ...stood with his back to his partner and adjusted himself in his jeans. This isn't happening to me now. Not after the great time we had last night...just being us. Damn it, that's sacred, he's sacred!
Hutch hadn't endured a morning this vulnerable in ages. What made this one different than any of a thousand mornings? The closeness, his mind answered immediately.
Seven years of burying my tendencies... Amputating half my libido for the sake of loyalty and safety... I have to focus on what's real. He's real. Our partnership is real. He would die for me. I would die for him. That's real. Respect what's real...
He knew how to get through this vulnerable morning without breaking his seven-year fast.
Hutch sat behind the wheel in his parking spot beside the muddy Land Rover and tried to concentrate on the scenery. Out here, roughly one hour and five minute's drive from Venice, he could pretend he wasn't one of LA's finest. He was Ken--an out-of-practice closet case who needed a little attention and understanding from a man who reached for him with sex on his mind, not a man who reached for him with his heart and soul and pushed every platonic boundary before drawing back to the safe side of heterosexuality.
Johnny Gage stood in the doorway, leaning casually against the doorjamb and giving him a come hither smile. This was a man, certainly, but a different man, with different selling points and attractions. This was no substitute for the straight, straight, forever and ever amen, straight ideal.
Satisfied, Ken left the car.
, ZineficWarnings: Author Chooses Not to Use Archive Warnings
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