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Fic: Heroin Chic (Being Human)

Title: Heroin Chic
Rating: PG
Pairing: none really. Mitchell & Herrick
Disclaimer: They're not mine, they're Toby Whithouse's
Warnings: none
Summary: Just a little snapshot of Mitchell and Herrick. Probably set in the 80s (but it's not important).
A/N: The game that they're playing here, "compelled", is something I read in a book but I can't remember what it was... so if it rings any bells with anyone, let me know!


“Ok, which one of them would you do?” Herrick asks.

Mitchell casts cool appraising eyes over the two young women, taking in unhealthy pallor, bloodshot eyes and unwashed hair.

“Neither, thanks. I’ve never been into heroin chic.”

“But... if you were compelled,” Herrick says with a leering smile. “If I was holding a stake to your heart. Them or you.”

Grudgingly, Mitchell looks again. Neither of the girls looks like there’s much life in them, he thinks. The way they’re huddled over their mugs of tea, it makes him tired just to look at them. He can’t imagine it would be much fun.

“Oh, the shorter one I guess. And then I’d probably have to go on a methadone programme or something.”

Herrick laughs, and Mitchell feels that little flare of pride that he always gets when Herrick looks at him like that, even after all these years. Herrick’s eyes on Mitchell are all possession and gladness; they say mine, all mine and Mitchell basks happily in the glow.

Then Herrick sits up straight and downs the last of his coffee, reaching for his coat with his other hand.

“Come on then young Mitchell, let’s go and find something more to your taste, shall we?”

And they’re out the door and into the street, the night ahead of them alive with possibility. Mitchell feels hard and sharp and lethal, honed to a point. He looks over to Herrick and sees his own grin reflected on the other man’s face. He’s never felt less alone.


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 23rd, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
You write Mitchell/Herrick so well! I don't go for them but you're making me ship them! :P

I love it. :D
May. 23rd, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
ok I keep trying to respond but every time I look at the screen I get hopelessly distracted by your icon... it is lovely.
But anyway, thankyou! It's funny shipping Mitchell/Herrick (well, not that I really do, but...) because it obviously can't happen in the future so it all has to be done retrospectively. It's not that I want it to happen, it's just that I think it did! :-P
May. 23rd, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
I've got some good icons on here. Ummm there's one. ;)

Mitchell/Herrick is one of the ones that I would read the fanfiction and ship in fannon but wouldn't want them to be actually involved in the show. Like in Doctor Who I ship Doctor/Master but would never want them in the show. It's interesting. Well I find it interesting anyway.
May. 23rd, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
Yummmmmmm! I haven't watched that episode for far too long...

yeah I agree. I like a bit of UST and the odd hint, but once it becomes obvious things generally go downhill. Happiness writes white on the page and all that.
Plus the pairings I like are usually pretty dark, and I don't think they'd do it justice on tv.
May. 23rd, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
I have some lighter pairings. It's mainly those two that are my dark ones. Still it's all fun. Though with BH I found myself beginning to ship mitch/george/annie. Or at least Annie was (have I told you about the voices in my head?) I don't know where that came from.
May. 25th, 2009 10:44 am (UTC)
you're just showing off with these icons now lol

Hmmm not so sure about mitch/george/annie! I would take some convincing...
May. 25th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
But of course. :P What are icons for other than to show off.

I'm not sure about it either. That's why I was so shocked when I found a slightly shippy line coming into my head.
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May. 23rd, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
Yay thanks! Bad!Mitchell is great.
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