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04 May 2012 @ 05:53 pm
Justified Slash Drabble: "When The World Fell In" (PG)  
Title: When The World Fell In
Fandom: Justified
Pairing: Raylan/Boyd (Slash, Drabble)
Rating: PG
Summary (Pre-Series): Raylan never wanted to be a miner...
Author's Notes: A comment_fic offering for samueljames.
Also for writers_choice ("frozen").

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After the explosion, they drive to the lake because Raylan can't be alone yet, but he sure as hell can't go home. Muscles jump under his skin, and he wishes to hell he had some moonshine or even just whiskey to dull the edges of the panic he still feels.

He gets out of Boyd's truck and paces, hearing nothing but the ringing inside his head.

Boyd stops him, and Raylan finally remembers the Thank you that never left his throat

Boyd's mouth closes on his, then. The shock quiets words, anxiety, and most surprisingly… the fleeting urge to run.


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SamuelJames: Justified-Raylan Givenssamueljames on May 5th, 2012 01:11 am (UTC)
Thank you for this. I didn't have a time-frame in mind when prompting but with their pre-series backstory, this works so well. Loved your description of how Raylan was feeling.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Random Fandomhalfshellvenus on May 5th, 2012 01:28 am (UTC)
So glad you liked it! We have a fairly good idea of how much that cave-in freaked Raylan out. The only surprise is that after it happened, Boyd still went back.

But this seemed a perfect setting for this-- all the fear and hyped-up anxiety, and Boyd being overcome with the luck of their survival. At that moment, I think he could have convinced Raylan of just about anything.

Thanks for the great prompt! I always think I'll stay out of new fandoms, but the a prompt like this comes along and pushes me right in. :)
SamuelJames: Justified-Raylan Givenssamueljames on May 5th, 2012 01:29 am (UTC)
Drabbles are like a gateway drug to new fandoms :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 5th, 2012 05:36 am (UTC)
They sure are-- those "drabble memes" alone, where you offer drabbles in semi-familiar fandoms-- have sucked me in before. And little things like this one, with a show I know and a good prompt? Fatal. :D
cindy: fangirltsuki_no_bara on May 5th, 2012 05:01 am (UTC)
you are currently my favorite person for writing this. :D i always want pre-series boyd/raylan. i love that boyd can actually calm raylan down, especially since as adults boyd mostly gets him all riled up.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Random Fandomhalfshellvenus on May 5th, 2012 05:39 am (UTC)
Hee! And here I was expecting eye-rolling because of the fandom and the slashing. The prompt (shut up by a kiss)combined with this pairing was what pushed me into this-- great prompt!

There is a lot of really good pre-series Raylan/Boyd over at AO3, especially stories that really delved into that "We dug coal together" period. Very atmospheric, and the backstories feel authentic.

i love that boyd can actually calm raylan down, especially since as adults boyd mostly gets him all riled up.
He does, even when he's trying really hard not to. It almost seems unfair!

Thanks so much for reading and commenting. :) ♥
cindytsuki_no_bara on May 5th, 2012 11:59 pm (UTC)
eye-rolling from me? because seriously, i think the ust between boyd and raylan is sometimes OFF THE CHARTS. and a lot of the time they really do read as ex-boyfriends. there's a lot of emotional push-pull between them in a "we used to be a couple and too much has happened for us to be a couple again but there's still a lot of residual feeling" kind of way.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TVhalfshellvenus on May 6th, 2012 01:51 am (UTC)
Ah, you said something about "ex-boyfriend" before, but I thought you were being facetious. I completely agree-- the UST is rife, the sense of some deep emotional backstory is always lurking, and

there's a lot of emotional push-pull between them in a "we used to be a couple and too much has happened for us to be a couple again but there's still a lot of residual feeling" kind of way.

Yes-- totally that! It seems clear that Boyd loves Raylan, and probably always has. And Rayland lets Boyd get away with far too much, so that makes us wonder, too.

What a delicious dynamic it is! I'll take them in any time-period, because all of that "something" is still there. Whoo!
Lady Strangesynnerxx on May 5th, 2012 07:48 pm (UTC)
This is so intense and you can really feel the emotions here. Awesome drabble. :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Random Fandomhalfshellvenus on May 5th, 2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!

I love drabbles for how strongly and concisely you can get a mini-story into such few words. Never tried out Justified before now, but the comment_fic prompt changed that very quickly!

Thanks for reading. :)
Lady Strangesynnerxx on May 5th, 2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
You should definitely write more Justified, imo. You've really got a handle on their characters. C_F is awesome for expanding your writing fandoms and giving you a chance to explore. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Random Fandomhalfshellvenus on May 5th, 2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you! That is a lovely thing to hear, especially for a first-fic in a fandom. :)
Gwyllion: community.livejournal.com/justifiedgwylliondream on May 6th, 2012 04:43 am (UTC)
Nice job! Thanks for sharing!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Random Fandomhalfshellvenus on May 6th, 2012 05:30 am (UTC)
So glad you enjoyed it! I so love this pairing. :)