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05 January 2010 @ 11:00 pm
Chuck Slash Fiction: "Reverse Surveillance" (Chuck/Casey, PG)  
Title: Reverse Surveillance
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Chuck, Casey (Slashy)
Rating: PG
Summary: Chuck knows Casey watches him, but what if it isn't always just part of the job?
Author's Notes: A yuletide "extra" for gwyneth_rhys, who wanted Chuck and Casey. A different flavor than you asked for, but since it's a bonus ficlet I hope you enjoy it just the same!
Also for tentinyfandoms, this is "Blink."

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Sometimes Chuck thought Casey was watching him, in that 'blink and you'll miss it' kind of way—the kind where you were interested but you didn't want the other person to know.

Chuck had a lot of experience with that situation. Unfortunately, most of it was from the other side, and tended to focus on the fact that Chuck was the guy who didn't look away fast enough and usually got caught. Good thing embarrassment wasn't fatal, or he'd never have made it out of grade school.

The truth was, Casey actually did watch Chuck a lot, but that was totally different. Nothing fun would ever come from Casey's surveillance on undercover gigs, or his spy-cam at the Buy More and in Chuck's bedroom (and was that last thing flattering or weird? It didn't matter—Chuck was still stuck on the invasion of privacy issue). There was also the tried-and-true judging of Chuck's every move, every word, every mistake, and there were going to be mistakes when he was just a regular guy with a co-opted brain and not a shred of special training. He wasn't qualified to do what the government wanted, but he was still their best bet—Most Valuable Loser, like they'd ever let him forget it.

There was no doubt that over the last six months, Casey had witnessed at least ninety-percent of the boring and awkward moments of Chuck's life (possibly more, because who knew if John Casey ever slept?)

But the thought that Casey might be looking at him 'just because'—might have found something he actually liked after bellowing over each of Chuck's thoroughly quantified flaws … Chuck couldn't help being interested back.

If he ever found a minute or two of real privacy, he might even practice catching Casey at it before the guy had the chance to look away.


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jumpuphigh on January 6th, 2010 08:52 am (UTC)
Oooooh Good! Like!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Chuck/Caseyhalfshellvenus on January 6th, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Chuck/Casey has such appeal to me, but I rarely find any that isn't mega-British or otherwise woefully OOC. But, I do have 3 more prompts to fill in that writing challenge... :D
Jas Masson: bitterjasmasson on January 6th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
LOVE this.

<3
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Chuck/Caseyhalfshellvenus on January 7th, 2010 05:22 am (UTC)
Yay! I'd hoped for it to be longer, but this is all I could wrest out in that Yuletide Madness window. There's a longer one (my first Chuck/Casey), and I have three more to write for a challenge, so I'm hoping to use some different ideas over the next year.

This one was fun-- with that prompt, the story pretty much writes itself!
B: Real Men Tights - Batmanstrifechaos on January 6th, 2010 10:42 pm (UTC)
Aw! Cute but not too fluffy. <3 I have to admit that Chuck/Casey was my first pairing for this show. Although after seeing Bryce . . . well I may have divided loyalties in this fandom. *grins*

This was lovely though. ^_^
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Chuck/Caseyhalfshellvenus on January 7th, 2010 05:24 am (UTC)
Mine too. I had some Chuck/Bryce issues in S1, because of what we were led to believe about Bryce, but now I'm over it. He's gorgeous (and ooh, what a pairing with Chuck), but Casey also has that raw sexuality and grumble-grumble-hate-myself-for-liking-you thing going for him. ;)

Glad you enjoyd this! 3 more to go, over the coming year...
The female version of Rob Gordon: chuck: chuck/casey too closefreaky_nea on January 10th, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
Oh yes! Chuck/Casey from you! Yes yes yes!

Sorry for such an useless comment, but still!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Chuck/Caseyhalfshellvenus on January 10th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
Hee-hee! I appreciate it very much!

There is a previous one that gets more... detailed... and there should be more to come.

Glad you enjoyed it. :D
the sky was dark, but you were clear: Chuck - Casey - sunglasseselandae on January 10th, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)
Lovely! And having very in-character Chuck/Casey-ness is such a wonderful thing. I seriously hope there is more to come! (much, much more because I am greedy. And deprived of in-character slashing lol)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Chuck/Caseyhalfshellvenus on January 10th, 2010 07:57 am (UTC)
I really like the Chuck/Casey pairing, but I do know what you mean about in-character slashing-- I've read a few excellent stories, but that's about it.

It's how opposite they are that creates those opportunities for sparks to finally fly in the right direction, and sooner or later everyone (even John Casey) falls prey to the sweet sincerity that is Chuck. ;)

I'm so glad you enjoyed this, and I hope to provide more of these two to share. :)
the sky was dark, but you were clear: Adam - b&w - cut offelandae on January 10th, 2010 08:47 am (UTC)
I haven't been in the fandom very long but I've not found very many in-character fics yet, sadly.

This! So much. Because I totally believe that no human being could remain impervious to Chuck's nerdy and adorable charm. It's just not possible. (and Casey can deny it all he wants, but I totally believe that deep, deep down, he has a Casey-version of warm and mooshy feelings for Chuck. lol)

I hope so, too! (btw, I forgot to mention before, I love the last line of this especially!)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Chuck/Caseyhalfshellvenus on January 10th, 2010 09:01 am (UTC)
I haven't been in the fandom very long but I've not found very many in-character fics yet, sadly.
Unfortunately, there aren't very many. It's just bad luck, I think. I was about to recommend an author to you, but she seems to have friends-locked everything previously posted to various comms, which doesn't help.

and Casey can deny it all he wants, but I totally believe that deep, deep down, he has a Casey-version of warm and mooshy feelings for Chuck. lol
I agree-- and the fact of it being the Casey-version (with its grumpiness and excessively military viewpoint) is one of the things that makes it fun. ;)

If you click the "Chuck" tag on this story, you'll find the other one I wrote awhile back (Casey's POV). I picked Chuck and Iron Man for a ten story challenge, but I wound up going more heavy on the Iron Man stuff for awhile than Chuck (in part because I wanted to write all I could before the second movie came out, which recast the part of Rhodey and ruined my OTP).
the sky was dark, but you were clear: Adam - FMJ - closeelandae on January 10th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
Bah, doesn't help indeed. The downside of f-locking things.

So very true! Of course, that's always where the in-character issues come from a lot, I think. It' can be hard to make a grumbly sort of character behave in a softer manner sometimes. But it's also what makes it so damn much fun as a pairing and why it's so great when a good writer lays their hands on it.

Ooh, I shall definitely go back and take a look, thanks for the heads up.

Btw, I love your icon. Crazypissed!Casey fills me with glee. lol
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Chuck/Caseyhalfshellvenus on January 10th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
Btw, I love your icon. Crazypissed!Casey fills me with glee. lol
I didn't have room for a ton of icons when I found this one (before someone gifted me with extras), and I write SO many secondary fandoms that I picked the best I could for this pairing.

The combination of pissed-off!Casey and that "succumbing to it" look on Chuck's face, plus their proximity, made this one perfect.
the sky was dark, but you were clearelandae on January 11th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
LJ's stinginess with icons, save for when you have a paid account, is so not fun. It's probably one of the few benefits of a paid account that I just could not live without. (well okay, maybe not literally... lol)

Chuck's gradual adjustment to Casey's growly Casey-ness is so adorable. Plus, the lack of any idea what constitutes body space there is always welcome.
Amelia J. E. Greene: Casey looking particularily mean...withladyofpride on January 10th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love it when I can hear the character's voice inside my head. And you succeeded in doing just that. XD

Also, this line is just made of win: "There was no doubt that over the last six months, Casey had witnessed at least ninety-percent of the boring and awkward moments of Chuck's life (possibly more, because who knew if John Casey ever slept?)"

Thank you for this wonderful treat. ^-^ I hope to see more of your fics in the near future *wink wink*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Chuck/Caseyhalfshellvenus on January 10th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
So glad you enjoyed it!

I do hope to concentrate on this pairing more, now that the Iron Man side of my challenge is finished (and I finished my Epic Arc of Canon Parallelism along with it).

That line was born in part from Casey's constant spying (even in the late-night hours), but even moreso the idea that Casey 1) Takes his job seriously! At all times! and 2) Could SO easily already be at the point where he regards sleep as a weakness, a necessary evil to be resisted at all times. ;)

Between Buy More and Spy More, it's amazing Casey gets anything else done. :D

Amelia J. E. Greeneladyofpride on January 11th, 2010 05:02 am (UTC)
Sleep as a necessary evil---yes! That's exactly it. ^-^

And I also hope *coughcoughpraycough* that you concentrate more on this pairing. Our community needs to see more of your epic-ness.