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20 December 2005 @ 09:28 pm
Prison Break Slash FanFiction: "Mistletoe"  
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Michael/Lincoln (Slash)
Rating: PG
Spoilers: None

Author’s Notes: Written for the fanfic100 challenge, where I have the Michael/Lincoln slash pairing. This is for Prompt #92, “Christmas.”

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Christmas always seemed meant for families with parents and a decent amount of money. Michael had neither of those things anymore, but he still looked forward to it with almost childish glee. The lights, the decorations, the whole spirit of the thing was intoxicating. And in Chicago, where a white Christmas was never in question, it made the snow seem beautiful for at least a few weeks out of the long, cold winter season.

He came home one day with a box of multi-colored lights and a small swag of mistletoe he had bought on sale at a drugstore. He put all of his creativity into decorating the living room curtains, and making the table in front of them into a kind of altar for the holiday. Their few presents would go there, and he wanted it to be festive. The mistletoe was tacked above the doorway leading into the kitchen.

When Lincoln came home, he was impressed. "Nice!" he said, looking over Michael's handiwork. He hadn't thought to try to decorate in the last few years after their mom died, and now he wished he had. He could see what a difference such a small thing made.

"And check this out," Michael said, leading Lincoln over to the doorway where the mistletoe hung.

Lincoln looked up. "Yeah?" he said. "Okay, then." He swung Michael under the mistletoe and gave him a major movie-star kiss. The kiss was real and full, Lincoln's lips so soft and firm against his own, and time seemed to stop all too briefly before the kiss was over.

"Merry Christmas," Lincoln said, tapping the tip of Michael's nose softly with his finger. He shrugged his jacket off and headed into the kitchen.

Michael was left standing there, lips still vibrating from the kiss and feet rooted to the floor.

He suddenly knew what he wanted for Christmas. It was too big to wrap, and it couldn't be bought at any store. And he had damn-all chance of ever getting it.

But oh, how he wanted it. And he knew that if he ever got it, he would never want anyone or anything quite so much again.


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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on December 21st, 2005 05:28 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked it! I zipped over to your friends' list when I saw you'd added me, and because you have all the writing communities as well... I wound up spamming you four times! At that point, I'd better hope you like it :-)
The Good, The Bad and The Lana: brothers got incest?thelana on December 21st, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
Oh I like it :)

Michael sure sounds chipper and adventurous at the end :D But in typical fan fiction fashion the ending comes just when it starts getting interesting. Grin.

Sniff, kinda wish there could have been a longer description of the kiss though. Especially since the visual is quite amusing :D

Still, sweet balm for the shipper soul.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on December 21st, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, god, your icon is killing me!

Hey, that kiss can only go on so long before Lincoln isn't teasing anymore! I tried to ship it as much as I could before the reader starts to wonder about him.

This is the first fic where Michael does not get the guy. In fact, the guy is completely clueless.

Still... Merry Slash Christmas!
The Good, The Bad and The Lana: michael swallowthelana on December 21st, 2005 11:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, god, your icon is killing me!

Grin, it's not even about the text, it's all about the expression on Michael's face.

This is the first fic where Michael does not get the guy. In fact, the guy is completely clueless.

Who, what, where! The fic is way too short for us to know that! Or are you talking about mysteriously unposted sequels? Personally, I don't have a problem, I think rejected incest is at least as fun and interesting as the mutual version. Besides, you can always spice it up with a dream sequence or two ;D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 21st, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
No, I mean the first of my fics where Lincoln could know, but doesn't. In the "Where It all Began" and "What Michael Wanted," Michael keeps his feelings to himself. In the two chapter fics, Lincoln knows (and, ahem, participates)!

Dream sequences could happen in other fics. You know I can write those! (Mmmmmmmmm... shower!Michael).

Your icon that cracks me up the most is the one where it looks like Abruzzi found an Easter Egg in the grass or something. His body expression is just so weird, it's all "Looky here!" or "Come to Jesus!"
The Good, The Bad and The Lana: abruzzi kneelingthelana on December 21st, 2005 11:21 pm (UTC)
Your icon that cracks me up the most is the one where it looks like Abruzzi found an Easter Egg in the grass or something. His body expression is just so weird, it's all "Looky here!" or "Come to Jesus!"

LOL, I kinda use it to express more something like exasperation/That's it, I give up. :D

No, I mean the first of my fics where Lincoln could know, but doesn't.

See, now all you have to do is write a sequel where that comes out more :D

jamiepbfan on December 25th, 2005 12:06 am (UTC)
Story
Awesome sweet story! Perfect for Christmas. Thelana i love your icon. It brought a smile to my face!!!!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: kissMichaelhalfshellvenus on December 25th, 2005 12:16 am (UTC)
Re: Story
Glad you liked it! I think this is my first fluffy!Fic, although there is a twinge of angstyness for Michael in it...
she said mysteriously: SN loveresounding_echo on December 27th, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC)
Even though I'm reading this after Christmas ::adjusts collar for being late to the party::, I still enjoyed it quite a bit.

Obviously, this is pre-prison, but exactly what age did you picture Mike in this? I imagine it would have to still be kinda young, for Linc to pull a stunt like that. I mean, it's completely believable when you think about it. Linc would be more inclined to be affectionate when Mike was "still a kid" as opposed to a "man." And, at the risk of sounding sexist, it just *sounds* like something young guys would do. You know how young guys hit each other in the crotch or snap each other's bums with towels or have "you know how I know you're gay?" fights? It strikes me as the same thing.

Wow, kinda went off in my own little tangent right there, didn't I. But yes, lovely little fic. I particularly like the first paragraph.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 31st, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC)
Obviously, this is pre-prison, but exactly what age did you picture Mike in this?

I tried not to overthink that part :-) I'd say around 12-14, because he's got the initiative to put together Christmas (takes planning), and also because he clearly appreciated that kiss.

He's still young enough for Lincoln to tease...

Glad you liked it! As for the opening... I lived in Peoria, Illinois for a few years, and other than the first initial snow, Christmas was the ONLY time the snow was fun (it's "atmospheric" then, instead of just annoying).
The Good, The Bad and The Lana: brothers straddlethelana on January 1st, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC)
Randomly, looks like Linc and Michael might get a year shaved off their age difference. Another version of the flashback script showed up and that one has Michael as 11 and Linc at 15. So just 4 years instead of 5.

(which I love, because something like Michael 16, Linc 20 feels a lot nicer to me than Michael at 15; not for this story, which feels very tame, but for anything ... bigger)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on January 2nd, 2006 12:26 am (UTC)
4 years works better for me too, because it reduces the cognitive difference between them. (Plus, the actors themselves are only a few years apart, which fits better).

Even for Supernatural, for those writing Brothercest, 4 years is just slightly easier than 5. :-) :-)
search for jet pantsjetpants on March 11th, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
Eeeeeeef. It's a long way from Christmas, but I still enjoyed that A LOT. Adorable, despite the inevitable angst. I've always been a sucker for mistletoe fic in any fandom, I can't explain it.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slash by tinamishihalfshellvenus on March 11th, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
It's a long way from Christmas, but I still enjoyed that A LOT. Adorable, despite the inevitable angst.
Thank you :) There is some sweetness and sexiness underneath the tinge of angst here. You just know that Lincoln's kiss would be All That.

I've always been a sucker for mistletoe fic in any fandom, I can't explain it.
There's a use of it in a Supernatural fic that I really like, a story that is almost entirely dreams that Sam is having. Confusing, but wonderful. And the mistletoe moment really is one of the highlights.

Heh. Sounds like a genre: Mistletoe Moment.
ivy_x3 on July 22nd, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)
heh, Five bucks that Michael's foot popped. hehe.

how holiday-iously romantic and yet unsatisfactory at the same time! Michael should seek revenge with a bad sweater or something. and then rip it of off Lincoln. yeah, that'd make a good story ;)