“I first came to Chicago on the trail of the killers of my father and, for reasons that don’t need exploring at this juncture, remained, attached as liaison to the Canadian Consulate.” ~Benton Fraser, several episodes
Constable Benton Fraser’s search for the killers of his father leads him to Chicago where he forms a partnership with Detective Ray Vecchio of the Chicago PD. When his investigation brings down a top-level Mountie, Fraser is ostracized for his efforts and assigned to the Canadian Consulate in Chicago where he continues to work as liaison with the Chicago PD, first partnering with Vecchio (until he takes a deep undercover assignment), and then with Ray Kowalski. During the course of their partnership, Fraser forms a deep friendship with both Rays, and while this is a cop-drama injected with a lot of humor, it is also their story.
For additional general information check out the fandom overview at crack_van here. There are also essays regarding several pairings at ship_manifesto here.
(Please note that while I have listed each community only under one category, many of them serve several purposes, so be sure to check out the info page.)
ds_closet (Fraser & Vecchio)
ds_recs (no longer updated)
ds_reruns (episode discussion)
ds_ssdiscussion (for dS Seekrit Santa)
dsreporter (no longer updated)
Benton Fraser/Paul Gross
Ray Kowalski/Callum Keith Rennie
dhappy (no longer updated)
Ray Vecchio/David Marciano
Da Vinci’s Inquest:
General Fiction Challenges:
Hard Core Logo:
Slings and Arrows:
dsslashchalleng (no challenges currently)
ds_6degrees (dS-related crossovers)
ds_flashback (no longer updated)
Virtual Season 5:
ds_tradingpost (f-locked) ~new~
(If you're aware of a community I haven't included, please let me know. Also, I will be updating this when I learn of new communities, so feel free to let me know of any new communities that pop up. Thanks.)
ETA: Updated 4/18/07.