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06 August 2010 @ 01:15 am
Die Hard 4 Slash Fiction: "Reeling" (John/Matt, PG)  
Title: Reeling
Fandom: Die Hard 4
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: John/Matt (Slash, Ficlet)
Rating: PG
Summary: John McClane can be overwhelming, but everyone has to learn that for himself.
Author's Notes: A very late birthday ficlet for jasmasson, who always enjoys this pairing.
Also for rosie_spleen's Bleeding Cuticles Roadkill Challenge (I'm calling this one a Thursday story), and writers_choice ("Dizzy").

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It hadn't started off well, Matt had to admit. He'd gone on the defensive when McClane came to his apartment to bring him in—behaved like an asshole, only to get half-blown-up all the way out the door and prove McClane right.

It put him in a vulnerable position, which no one liked anyway, and when his blood sugar crashed during the car ride afterward he might have gotten a little desperate. He'd said a few wild things, God knew what—it happened, okay? If he was lucky, they'd be forgotten.

But in the tunnel, surrounded by chaos while McClane held him down in an unreal island of calm, something finally clicked.

It wasn't just the danger or the relief coursing through him that got Matt flustered and sped up his heart.

It was the touch of his muscle-clad god-I-must-be-losing-it-he-smells-so-good Marvel-comics wet dream and personal rescuer instead.


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Severina: die hard: john phone by farferelloseverina2001 on August 6th, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
Love it. And I think heart-palpitations mouth-hanging-open McClane GUHness is quite common. ;)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: John/Matt Lovehalfshellvenus on August 7th, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
Me too! But poor Matt had no way of knowing that, until it all eventually got to him.

Mmmm, what a way to go...