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08 February 2012 @ 12:13 am
Die Hard 4 Drabble: "Blue" (John/Matt, PG)  
Title: Blue
Fandom: Die Hard 4
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: John/Matt (pre-slash)
Rating: PG
Summary: Nameless longings are no less painful.
Author's Notes: For jasmasson, who asked for this pairing and the prompt that became the title.
Also for writers_choice ("more").

x-x-x-x-x

If John could admit what he wanted, it would probably involve brown eyes and floppy hair and some killer combination of innocence and a dry sense of humor.

But that can't be right. The only package that comes in is male and about twenty years too young (if John even went for guys, which he doesn't). It must be something else.

There's an August rain outside, and John's shoulder aches. He stares out the window, wondering why his apartment feels so empty.

How can a kid he just met leave a hole so big John can't find his way out?


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The Huntress: SteveDannyPrettyhuntress69 on February 8th, 2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
John needs to drop everything and race to Matt's apartment with a couple of bags of Chinese food and see what happens. Thankees for this, and love and hugs from your semi-invisible friend here.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: John/Matt Lovehalfshellvenus on February 8th, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
I like that idea! It's not fully admitting to anything (or John wouldn't be confused by his own denial), but it creates the opportunity for something "more" to happen. :D

I'm so glad you liked this, and are still enjoying John and Matt as much as I am. :)
Jas Massonjasmasson on February 9th, 2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh. Poor John. Very evocative, it really feels true to the McClane we know.

Lovely. <333333
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: John/Matt Lovehalfshellvenus on February 28th, 2012 07:40 am (UTC)
So glad you liked it!

With decades of thinking you know who you are, it's a hard thing to consider that maybe you weren't entirely right.

But sometimes, it's worth it. :)
Severina: die hard: john smokin hot by withlightniseverina2001 on March 24th, 2012 04:40 am (UTC)
Just the fact that he's thinking that way means that he'll get there eventually. *nods*

Awesome to see DH fic from you! :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: John/Matt Lovehalfshellvenus on March 24th, 2012 05:35 am (UTC)
Exactly! That confusion and denial can't last forever. Eventually, that hole will grow big enough that he'll recognize how desperately he needs to fix it.

Thanks for the kind words! I haven't written much DH fic in the last year, and I've definitely missed it. I've seen the challenges at sexyright, but I'm too buried in LJ Idol to follow through. Are there open challenges, as in, write the prompt and post whenever? Or mostly just timeline-based?
Severina: die hard: john peeks by farferelloseverina2001 on March 26th, 2012 12:27 am (UTC)
Exactly! That confusion and denial can't last forever. Eventually, that hole will grow big enough that he'll recognize how desperately he needs to fix it.

....aaaand then you'll write it. RIGHT? :D

All of the sexy_right challenges have a timeline, but we do accept anything (drabble, ficlet, whatever) so they don't have to necessarily be time-consuming. Just sayin'. *dig my subtlety, yo*
twilighthdfantwilighthdfan on March 24th, 2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
Aww, John, you lovable in denial man, you. At least he's starting to think about it though (even if it's to deny it. LOL).

Loved this drabble!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: John/Matt Lovehalfshellvenus on March 24th, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
:D You start with the denial, and if the loneliness lasts (and it will!) the truth will eventually creep in.

So glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for commenting!
selkie: Kidselkie on March 24th, 2012 10:04 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking that "package" sounds just about perfect :).

Just the image of John at the window was so sad, but worked so well.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: John/Matt Lovehalfshellvenus on March 24th, 2012 10:49 pm (UTC)
It sure sounds perfect to me!

There's so much denial at work here, and you know why John's doing it, but you can already sense it won't last.
selkie: Kidselkie on March 24th, 2012 11:45 pm (UTC)
Denial, and worry I think. Part of what makes John "that guy."

Hopefully it won't last, and Matt will barge in with Chinese takeout :).
'Snickpersnickett on March 25th, 2012 01:02 pm (UTC)
Aw John. There's definitely a way out. You just gotta open your eyes so you can see it. He'll get there. *huggles him*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: John/Matt Lovehalfshellvenus on March 25th, 2012 07:59 pm (UTC)
It's a big step, and a completely different world, but it'll be worth it once he realizes. :)
Lidialidi_photos on March 29th, 2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
Wow! I loved it!!!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: John/Matt Lovehalfshellvenus on April 3rd, 2012 06:12 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Lidia: Кольберт: как в кино Say anything :)lidi_photos on March 29th, 2012 08:57 pm (UTC)
(me again. I'm not usually leaving 2 comments in a row, but I just want to ;) ).
I'm actually amazed that with a few sentences you pictured such rich story. The pain, the longing, John's doubt, his attraction and rationalization - it's all there.
(and rain. I love rain).

Beautiful drabble.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: John/Matt Lovehalfshellvenus on April 3rd, 2012 07:01 am (UTC)
Hee! More comments are always good. :D

One of the things I love about drabbles is the challenge of getting a lot of information across in so few words-- painting a vignette, trying to perfectly describe a single moment.

The prompt for this one worked really well, in part because we tend to think of John as a man of action rather than moods. But when you don't know how to act, because you don't understand your feelings, well... what then?
Lidialidi_photos on April 4th, 2012 09:03 am (UTC)
It's amazing how he can help everyone but himself.
(still very-very much in love with your drabble).