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March 8th, 2009

ficlet, for kijikun @ 11:50 pm

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Because they're now available to me in a format I actually kind of like, and because anonymous trolls are awful:

Daniel is never going to admit it, but he prefers talking to Laurie - eating dinner with her, walking down the street with her, window shopping and playing the "what would I buy if I hadn't spent all my money on repairing Archie" game, bouncing an idea for modifications to his costume, or his gear off her and seeing what she thought -- to the sex.

He prefers fighting or saving people next to her, too.

Sex is... Only with adrenaline pumping through his veins is his need raw enough, intense enough to overcome the fact that her body, even muscled as it is, is soft where it should be hard, smells of women where it should smell of semen and musk, that even though he likes her, even maybe loves her, she's not what his body really wants.

Women aren't what his body really wants.

But right now, Archie is humming around them and they've only barely escaped the most recent fight with their lives, and Laurie is wearing nothing but her high-heeled black boots, writhing against him while he still has his mask on, and things are good.

And if he thinks of freckles dotting pale skin like ink blots when he kisses her shoulder, hears someone else's voice growling "Leave mask on," when she runs her hands over his cowl and breathes "Leave the goggles on. I want you to see me," sees blood spattered across snow and hears the sound of his own screaming when she climaxes with a choked-off little scream of her own, he's very careful never to tell her.

It feels too much like a betrayal, though he's not certain of whom.
 
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From:kijikun
Date:March 9th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
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Oh, wow. I love you more than a little bit for this. (And I so need to write the bunny that's been plaguing me since I saw the movie Thursday night)

hears someone else's voice growling "Leave mask on,"

I so hear Rorschach's voice in this and it broke my heart a little.
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From:elspethdixon
Date:March 13th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
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Yes! Write the bunny!

Seriously, your fic for this pairing is awesome - like crimsonquills, I'm not a huge fan of the graphic novel itself (other people find Frank Miller grating and annoying - I don't mind him so much burt have a similar problem with Alan Moore), but I enjoyed the movie a surprising amount and love the way you write them (with enough warm&fizzy to satisfy my fangirl heart, but without forgetting just how deeply screwed-up Rorschach is or making it too fluffy).
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From:harmonyangel
Date:March 9th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
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Nice. I have a hard time seeing this ship, but from Dan's point of view I can see it working.

Then again, maybe I just have a thing for "Patrick Wilson characters secretly fantasize about sociopaths while having sex with women," since I wrote a very similar drabble in Phantom of the Opera fandom.
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From:elspethdixon
Date:March 9th, 2009 05:03 am (UTC)
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Raoul was not my favorite character in that book, but imagining him having a thing for Eric somehow makes the Raoul/Christine pairing much more fun in my head now.
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From:dana_norram
Date:March 9th, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)
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That's really good. The last line is made of awesome. :)
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From:elspethdixon
Date:March 14th, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)
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Thanks! *grins* It was less awesome before I fixed it to replace "to who" with "to whom" *facepalsm for grammar mistake*
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From:pinkdormouse
Date:March 9th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
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Awesome!
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From:elspethdixon
Date:March 13th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
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Yay, thanks
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From:roachpatrol
Date:March 11th, 2009 08:48 am (UTC)
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D: D: D:

Oh my gosh, this is so sad and awesome and sad and hot and sad! And I love it!
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From:elspethdixon
Date:March 13th, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)
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Yay! (Also, your fic with the surgery in the alley is beyond awesome, and the Twilight Lady one is just the perfect combination of hot and hurty and why are you and kijikun making me ship people from a comic I don't even like?)

I'm allowed to like Dan and Rorshach (from a distance, in a way that doesn't involve having to touch or smell him) and still dislike Alan Moore's sledghammery political commentary and WTF!aliens ending, right?
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From:velithya
Date:March 14th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
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YES THANK YOU THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED.
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From:elspethdixon
Date:March 14th, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)
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*grins* Now you must go read kijikun's fic, if you haven't already. Go! It's much longer than mine and has actual onscreen Dan/Rorschach in it.
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From:scoodoo58
Date:March 16th, 2009 08:56 am (UTC)
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This makes me sad and really happy at the same time. The entire thing is very poignant, and I enjoy how you made Laurie the perfect best friend ever with Dan being hung up on what he wants and can never have again.

Then again it's really late and I could just be in shock of the awesome.
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From:elspethdixon
Date:March 20th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
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Yay, thanks! *grins*
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From:coldryuuza
Date:April 3rd, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
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*bawls like a baby* you make me sad reading this D:
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From:sandoz_iscariot
Date:June 28th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
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I'm late to the party, but I really enjoyed this. I'm in full agreement with "Dan and Laurie are better friends than lovers."
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From:elspethdixon
Date:June 28th, 2009 04:17 am (UTC)
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Thanks! Dan/Rorscach/Laurie as an OT3 are my secret guilty pleasure when it comes to Watchmen fic (okay, no, they're my openly admitted to guilty pleasure. Eddie/Sally is my secret guilty pleasure because, well, yeah) but Dan/Laurie alone is not so much my thing. I think they work better as friends than lovers, too, without Rorschach to shake things up a bit.

There's a great fancomic out there by... someone... that has Laurie telling Dan, "Our friendship is the only positive relationship either of us has left! Quick, let's ruin it!"
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From:hohaiyee
Date:June 20th, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC)

re: Daniel...prefers talking to Laurie...to the sex

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Gah!

I could so see this happening too!

Though I read Daniel as a bisexual, but hey, our tastes shifts around, and Walter and Twilight Lady is probably closer to each other than Laurie to either of them, in taste (or it's how I feel about it at least).

The las paragraph is perfect, with the freckles and the ink blots and the snow and the choked screaming. I can sort of see those two walking up, than Daniel freezing a the door and staring at the snow in stopped motion, while Laurie hooks an arm around him.

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