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Fic: Pretty Vacant (Being Human)

Title: Pretty Vacant
Pairing(s): Mitchell/Herrick (ish)
Rating: PG 13
Disclaimer: They're not mine, they're Toby Whithouse's
Warnings: None
Summary: Mitchell and Herrick in the 70s
 

Herrick had found the girl in an art gallery, of all places, and brought her back to the hotel for Mitchell. She was a peace offering; the only reason he was in an art gallery at all, on a Sunday afternoon, was that he and Mitchell had been sniping and snarling at each other all weekend, and he needed to get away, to think before he said something he’d really regret. So he’d left Mitchell sprawled on the bed, sulking and smoking and listening to that new Sex Pistols single over and over again (which is one of the things that’s been grating on Herrick, Mitchell’s sudden enthusiasm for this new fad. It’s just so... so vulgar, so unworthy of a vampire. And the clothes! Mitchell looks pretty good in most things, but Herrick had laughed out loud the first time he saw him in bondage trousers- although all those chains and straps and zips do have their uses). Sometimes he wonders if Mitchell will ever grow up.

“So,” he asks later on, “did you enjoy your present?” And Mitchell smiles, drowsy and sated, and pulls Herrick closer. “Thankyou,” he mumbles, the word half lost into Herrick’s chest, and then he sleeps while Herrick lies quietly, breathing in the smell of satisfaction that rises off Mitchell’s skin. He wonders, idly, what they’ll do about the dead girl in the bath.


 

Comments

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distraction16
May. 7th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks :-)
They have to do some flashbacks- I will cry if they don't. But I'm not sure they'll film the kind of things I'm imagining! I think Jason's amazing, he steals every scene he's in.
alba17
May. 7th, 2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
Very nice. I'm really intrigued by Mitchell/Herrick backstory.
distraction16
May. 7th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
Thankyou, glad you liked it!
Yeah I'm really fascinated by their relationship- in fact it might be turning into a bit of an obsession...
btw just read your Mitchell/Jack fic- wow :-) Would love it if you wrote more of that pairing!
alba17
May. 8th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
You must be thinking of the drabble I requested from never_more_fics - I didn't write it, she did! I LOVED it too. She requested a Mitchell/Jack drabble from me in turn, so I'm attempting it. The world definitely needs more of that pairing.
distraction16
May. 8th, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)
Ooops- LJ can be so confusing at times...
alba17
May. 9th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
Definitely. It takes awhile to figure everything out. In the meantime, I did write my own: http://alba17.livejournal.com/45013.html. Plus a George/Mitchell one.
byrons_brain
May. 13th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
Oh great fic!
distraction16
May. 13th, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
Thankyou very much!
Love your icon...
byrons_brain
May. 14th, 2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
Thank was it was made by sentine
drwhorose
Aug. 24th, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)
Loved this fic. Backstory fics are always fun to read. And now I have the Sex Pistols in my head. Win-win situation. :)
distraction16
Sep. 2nd, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
Hey, thankyou for commenting on so many of my fics recently! I have uber slow internet atm so am only going to reply to this one... sorry. But yes, having the sex pistols in your head can only be a good thing! Thanks for reading :-)
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