3 Works in Paco Ortega
“I’m glad you’re here, Starsk. And not just because he isn’t. There’s no way this doesn’t look bad right now…” Hutch hadn’t slept with Jack, though there really wasn’t time. He wonders if Starsky slept with Vickie. Maybe Hutch would feel less guilty sleeping with Starsky now if they were both rebounding.
“What’s so bad about it?” Starsky wonders, pushing Hutch over on his back at last, leaning down to kiss his chest, and over his sternum, sitting up over him. He wants Hutch to feel good, he wants to feel good. The two things can go together. “I thought that was how all this worked, right?”
Maybe it’s not supposed to be exactly this way, but sometimes it’s going to be. He kisses lower, over Hutch’s belly. “Just let me take care of you, huh?”
Hutch laughs, but it’s half to stave off a sob. “Starsky, that’s all I ever do. You’re always taking care of me.”
“We take care of each other,” Starsky reminds.
- Part 10 of Greatest Hits of the Seventies
Set immediately before and after the tag to The Velvet Jungle. Starsky and Laura have their fancy dinner date and then drop in on Hutch and Paco. But Hutch seems angry at the interruption; is it possible that he and Paco are on a date, too? Laura thinks so, and shares her theory with Starsky. But it'll take more than just a theory to convince Starsky that Hutch dates men, so he heads back to Hutch's later that night.
This story first appeared in the 2018 SHareCon zine.
Plus the first time it was Starsky.