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09 January 2009 @ 11:20 am
Prison Break Slash Fiction: "Need Like Burning" (Michael/Lincoln, PG-13)  
Title: Need Like Burning
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Michael/Lincoln (Slash)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 200
Summary (pre-Series): There's never enough time when it's like this…
Author's Notes: This interlude in the "Icicle Palace" setting was written for the pbhiatus_fic challenge on sex (again), and for fanfic100 ("Lunch").

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This is as bad as it gets—five days apart, impossible schedules, and no answer coming. Desperation makes them creative.

Michael comes down from The Loop and Lincoln goes north. Their meeting place is decided by El routes and bounded by Michael's lunch break and when Lincoln's shift begins. It's suspect and far too public, but it's enough. Right now, it's all they've got.

Certain bathrooms at the University of Chicago have locks, compensating for the setting. Lincoln pins Michael against the door and bolts it, devouring his brother's neck, then unbuttons and unbelts while Michael shakes under his fevered touch.

Michael's lips burn against his, hot as the summer sun waiting for their return. There's never enough time like this, but the weekend's too far off and nothing's guaranteed. Lincoln's head spins with Michael's scent, with the silkiness of his skin. They collide and crush, whisper and hush until the storm of need subsides and they are finally sated.

Then they settle their kisses, their clothes, their secrets and step outside like ordinary men.

The world pulls them in again, sweeps them along in its current. They go in opposite directions, back to their separate lives.

It never lasts.


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dragontattdragontatt on January 9th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
Lovely as usual...sad and lonely too.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on January 9th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
It IS lonely, you're right. All this sneaking around (from the world, from their 'other' lives) while just needing each other so desperately... what an impossible position to be in.

Thanks for reading!
Clair de Lune: pb - brothers4clair_de_lune on January 9th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed this. I loved the yearny and desperate feel you created in "Icicle Palace" and I love it here too. Thank you for a lovely drabble.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on January 10th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
There's always the question of whether you'll undermine a favorite longer story or enhance the mood it created, and I hope this did the latter.

This is like a slice of that impossible, intertwined life from "Icicle Palace," where it can never be enough and yet they can't give up any part of what they have. Still drawn back together, again and again, no matter how difficult or desperate it becomes...
fiery_fox2fiery_fox2 on January 12th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
Is it me, or does this fic have sad and lonely mixed in with the hot and sexy? It feels so right, and yet it's so hard for the both of them.
Yu got the emotions in this down perfectly. And, as usual, as always, as FOREVER!, I'm saving.
*hugs*
:>
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on January 12th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
Is it me, or does this fic have sad and lonely mixed in with the hot and sexy? It feels so right, and yet it's so hard for the both of them.
It's not just you-- that's very much a part of the other story (Icicle Palace) that drives the mood of this interlude. There's so much need and desperation and such a feeling of hopelessness in the original, and I'd hoped to carry that over here. It's all about something you just have to have, even when you can never really have all of it.

I'm so glad you liked this snippet (it's thrilling to get someone hooked on another pairing!), and I think you'd like the original too. :)
amodalie: M/Lamodalie on January 14th, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks for leading me to this fic in your other comment. I had bookmarked it already (I am so behind with reading... sigh).

This line is my favourite: "Then they settle their kisses, their clothes, their secrets and step outside like ordinary men."

Ah damn, I think I could quote the whole thing because you are great at choosing the right words! They are so desperate, take what they can get, and it's sad because it'S not permanent. I want to hug them now!!!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB Final Hughalfshellvenus on January 14th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
:D That was my favorite line as well, for the affection in it transitioning to the practical and the preparation to hide everything from the world all over again.

and it's sad because it'S not permanent.
All their other obligations pull them in different directions, and it's as if they imagine they'll get past this someday and then lose out to that need again and again.

I'm so glad you enjoyed this! And what a great challenge this was-- I wrote a Michael/Sucre too, and I have a Lincoln/Veronica that I'm still finishing. Really good word length for getting just enough plot/background in. :)