I wrote this story for yuletide 2010 as a present for missmalapert who had wished for a romance story for Morse and Lewis. As she was also curious about how their relationship developed, both professionally and personally/romantically, I wove my story into the plot up to the episode Masonic Mysteries. For that reason, this fic contains a lot of quotes from the show, I don't claim any rights to those words or any of the appearing characters.
Rating: NC-17 (only for chapter 15, the rest is fine as PG)
Length: 20,638 words in 18 chapters
Beta: the wonderful wheyaye
Summary: Things are bound to change for DS Lewis when he is assigned to a new governor: Chief Inspector Morse. A Chief Inspector with a love of beer and the fine arts. Lewis gets exposed to both most working days and finds that it's not all that bad once you get used to it. As is Morse, come to think of it. So why is Lewis so surprised when he makes a life-changing discovery in one of Morse's poetry books?
( chapter one )