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Posted on 2008.14.03 at 04:51
where am I: the lights all went down in massachusetts
How I feel about it all: sleepysleepy
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Teenytiny ficlet for slidellra's dS/C6D tag game. Fluff ahoy.

Title: The Calm, After
Author: primroseburrows
Pairing: F/K, Post-COTW, Established Relationship
Rating: Barely PG-13. Barely.
Length: 304 words
Warnings: None, unless you hate fluff or are afraid of thunderstorms.
Also, Diefenbaker is sleeping over a friend's house, okay?



At dawn, it's quiet.

The wind, so strong last night against the rattle-y bedroom window, has dropped off completely. Ray is warm and naked under layers of quilts, stretched full-length along Fraser's side. His face is all that's visible, and only half so: the rest is tucked into the space where Fraser's neck meets his shoulder. Under the quilts, one arm drapes lazily over Fraser's waist; his hand and long fingers lax against his partner's hip. He sleeps without dreaming.


The summer storm blew in suddenly, pushing strong gusts of rain-soaked wind hard against the cabin windows--over and over, relentlessly, as if trying to hurl itself inside. Surprised by how quickly the storm was moving, Ray and Fraser had scrambled to latch doors and shut windows as quickly as they could. The last sash was barely closed when the hail came, beating a machine-gun staccato on the roof and walls in wild counterpoint to the wind and thunder. Soaked to the skin, breathless and laughing, they leaned against each other for support, tangling together in a damp, electric embrace. Eyes caught, lips and hands followed as the tempest washed over them, as they laughed and touched and kissed and tumbled into bed. The storm outside would be long past before they remembered it.


Dawn comes early in the short Arctic summer: it's not yet four and already the first sliver of sun is visible. Fraser's awake, but only barely, and he won't be for long. Ray, not really awake at all, shifts in his arms and makes a sound like a question. Fraser waits for more, but Ray has burrowed back under the covers again, his nebulous question forgotten. Fraser kisses his forehead and follows him down into sleep. He dreams of the wind.

aingeal8c, you're up!

Comments:


Luzula
luzula at 2008-03-14 10:28 (UTC) ()
Wow, that is just beautiful. Lovely images there. *shivers*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-03-14 17:09 (UTC) ()
Aww, thank you! :)
sli
slidellra at 2008-03-14 13:21 (UTC) ()
Oh, that's lovely!

1. Remember to tag the next person!

2. Why locked?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-03-14 17:01 (UTC) ()
Done and done! And it's now unlocked to everyone. :)
HurrySundown
hurry_sundown at 2008-03-14 14:31 (UTC) ()
*hearts*

I have such love for this, just a little slice of life where everything is good.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-03-14 17:10 (UTC) ()
They deserve a whole world of goodness, dontcha think? *smooshes them*
Aingeal
aingeal8c at 2008-03-14 18:01 (UTC) ()
Ooo so I have until tommorrow morning? Erm *flails*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-03-14 18:11 (UTC) ()
I tagged you late, so I bet you have a little more time than that. Not sure how the rules work, eep.
Aingeal
aingeal8c at 2008-03-14 19:00 (UTC) ()
Well I have something pretty much sorted now. So I can post first thing tommorrow.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-03-14 19:55 (UTC) ()
Yay, I can't wait to see what it is!
Aingeal
aingeal8c at 2008-03-14 20:55 (UTC) ()
Mwhahaha hopefully it will be good.
Nos
nos4a2no9 at 2008-03-15 18:33 (UTC) ()
Oh,Prim, this was so beautiful! I love the descriptions and the strong, clear imagery, and the way the language flows between each small section. The italicized description of the storm was a perfect point to pause and split the narrative in two. This was short but powerful, and I loved it deeply.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-03-16 08:43 (UTC) ()
Thank you so much! I angsted over that paragraph, because for the longest time I tried to put it in PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS, and it just wasn't happening. I'm so glad I gave up.
A hilarium of fangirls and boys
j_s_cavalcante at 2008-03-16 00:16 (UTC) ()
Poetic and lovely!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-03-16 08:44 (UTC) ()
Thank you! It was fun to write, when I figured out the tense.
kayaking down the stream of consciousness
mergatrude at 2008-03-17 00:44 (UTC) ()
Yum!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-03-17 02:35 (UTC) ()
Yay!
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