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02 January 2012 @ 07:41 pm
Die Hard 4 Slash: "Drive" (PG)  
Title: Drive
Fandom: Die Hard 4
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters; John, Matt (Gen or pre-Slash, Drabble)
Rating: PG
Summary: On the way to something big...
Author's Notes: A 3-sentence ficlet on "Car" for jasmasson.

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It feels like he's been awake for a week, but John keeps driving—they've got a psycho to stop, and time's running out fast.

The kid sits next to him, all tousled hair and big eyes, probably wondering what John and the situation itself will ask of him.

John doesn't know either, but he knows things will probably get worse before they get better, and yet he still can't help but smile: the fact that the kid's here is more than anyone could have asked for, and as far as John's concerned that means they're already ahead of the game.

 
 
 
Severina: die hard: john matt car by salieriseverina2001 on March 24th, 2012 04:42 am (UTC)
One reason I think John and Matt 'work' is that Matt does step up when John needs it. John always *wants* help but he's usually disappointed, and Matt kinda reaffirms his faith in people. Lovely little ficlet. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: John/Matt Lovehalfshellvenus on March 24th, 2012 05:32 am (UTC)
I agree- it's one of the things that made DH 4 so interesting, because Matt took the place of the usual Damsel In Distress, and also jumped in to help when it was needed (despite all discouragement).

I see you have an excerpt from this very scene, in your icon! :)
twilighthdfantwilighthdfan on March 24th, 2012 03:58 pm (UTC)
Aww, I love that last line. John thinking he's ahead of the game because Matt's there is sweet. Loved it! :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: John/Matt Lovehalfshellvenus on March 24th, 2012 06:33 pm (UTC)
In a way, he is, too-- Matt's there to help him, regardless of how dangerous things might get, and that's new for John. Usually, everyone else runs away at the first sign of danger. The kid's got a little something more than most, and how can John not appreciate that? ;)
selkie: Kidselkie on March 24th, 2012 10:02 pm (UTC)
I really like John's quiet confidence in Matt :).
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: John/Matt Lovehalfshellvenus on March 24th, 2012 10:37 pm (UTC)
And Matt did not disappoint, when the chips were down, either!

Thansk for reading. :D
'Snickpersnickett on March 25th, 2012 01:07 pm (UTC)
Hee, I'd say they made a pretty damn good team by the end! I love this idea here though, that before Matt even proved himself more than capable, the fact that he was *there* just to have John's back and to stick it out with him shoulder-to-shoulder and whatnot, made all the difference. I have to reiterate what severina said about John's faith in people, it's a big peice of why these two work IMHO.

Nice. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: John/Matt Lovehalfshellvenus on March 25th, 2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
Being willing to confront danger, with no idea how bad it'll get... that's something John and very few other people are likely to do. Having someone else climb on board for the ride has to be a very nice surprise. :D