writing_thuri: (Merman)
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Author: [livejournal.com profile] thuribrandybuck
Author's Email: Thuri at GypsyPyrates dot com
Website: http://www.in-the-shire-reckoning.com/
Pairing(s): Dom/Billy
Rating: Series is G -- NC-17.
Summary: Preparations being made
Disclaimer: Yeah. This is sooooo not true.
Warning: AU
Authors Note: Yet another alternative universe.
(Part One) (Part Two) (Part Three) (Part Four) (Part Five) (Part Six) (Part Seven) (Part Eight) (Part Nine) (Part Ten) (Part Eleven) (Part Twelve) (Part Thirteen) (Part Fourteen) (Part Fifteen) (Part Sixteen) (Part Seventeen)



Dom crawled back to bed, and Billy's arms, trying to forget Elijah's words, forget the trip home he'd have to take, forget that Billy's responsibilities seemed likely to part them, if his own didn't. Forget everything but the brine salt smell deep within Billy's skin.

He managed a good job of it, too, for the next few days. Nearly a week passed, and neither of them mentioned the trip again, though Dom secured the tickets. Which produced an interesting twist, finding a last name for the mer.

They spent hours, on a Scottish clan website, pulling up one hideously garish tartan after another, giggling over the names. But finally they found one Billy liked the sound of that had a tartan ridiculous enough to keep Dom happy. And so Billy Boyd he became.

Other than that, though, they made love, and talked, and shagged, and played video games. And watched movies. Dom found a small video store, in town, and managed to rent all his own films–and TV shows, since Hetty'd just come out--without blushing too horrifically. The bored clerk behind the desk merely glanced at them, though, and shrugged. "You look a little like that kid, you know," she said, handing him the box.

Dom sighed. "Yeah. I get that a lot."

And once home, they had a marathon.

Billy was fascinated, drawn into all the films. But to Rings most of all, of course.

"Your ears look good, pointed," he'd observed, at first, earning a pinch. And had continued to comment on various bits, as it went along. He agreed that Merry didn't have nearly enough scenes, that Legolas was definitely a ponce, with the hots for Aragorn, and that Pippin was adorable. The last caused a shadow to cross Dom's face, and he sighed.

"Have I said something wrong?" Billy asked, shifting a bit.

Dom shook his head. "No. Just . . . Trev's got his own life now. We don't hear much from him, anymore," he said, shrugging. "He wants to get away, from being known as a hobbit for everything." He shrugged. "Guess I can understand, but . . . we'd all gotten pretty close, during filming. Now he's married, has a kid on the way, I think, and we only see him at big events, where the whole cast has to be there."

"I'm sorry," Billy replied, kissing him tenderly. He didn't understand all the dynamics, but . . . "Were you lovers?"

Dom laughed softly. "You're good. Yeah, we were. Figured Merry and Pip must've been, too. Had a lot of fun, during filming . . ." He sighed, and shrugged again. "Oh well. I'm better off, now."

Billy wasn't sure what to make of that, but kissed him again, settling down to watch as Merry and Pippin were separated.


A day or so later, Billy disappeared for the afternoon. Dom wasn't too worried--after all, he had to go home occasionally--but found it nearly impossible to distract himself in the mer's absence.


Billy, for his part, fetched the bag of Scotch pearls he'd brought up with him the day before, and headed to the small, fairly hidden shop in the village. It didn't look like a shop from the outside. Didn't look like much of all, a rundown cottage near the end of town. But he knocked, hoping the information he'd gotten was good.

"Aye, I'm coming, I'm coming," came the voice from inside. The door opened, and a grizzled old man peered out. "What can I do for you, lad?"

Billy blushed a little. "I'm here . . . Um. Ian sent me to you," he said at last.

A frighteningly bushy eyebrow raised, at the mention of the mer. "You'd better come in. So, what is it you're needing? Clothes, a home, papers? I can fix it for you however you need, have doctors swearing they birthed you themselves. Long as you keep yourself dry, o'course."

Billy sagged a little in relief, to hear he wouldn't have to explain. Ian had said he wouldn't, but still . . . "I need papers. To be able to leave the country, on a plane."

The old man didn't blink an eye. "How soon?"

"A week?" Billy bit his lip.

Again, no change of expression. "Where'll you be going? Will you be wanting dual citizenship, or just the standard Scottish?"

Billy blinked at him in surprise. "Er. Both. America, and here."

"You've got the pearls?"

He handed the sack over, watching as the old man went through it. "All right. Help you fill out a few things, take some pictures . . . Have it all sorted for you in four days. Maybe five, if things snag up. Come back then, and you'll be a member of her royal majesty's populace. And a technical yank, too, though the git leading them is no prize." He stretched, looking Billy over. "Aye, you look like your father, William," he said, the name coming out in mer song, and making him jump. "He never asked me for papers, though."

"He had less reason to leave," Billy replied simply.

He smiled. "Hope she's worth it," he said, standing. "Come along to the back, we'll get you a full human life worked out. How do you fancy being a plumber?"


Dom was in the bath, when Billy returned. He smiled, hearing the soft splashes from the bathroom, and shed his clothes through the house, already thinking of how good the water would feel on his itching skin.

Date: 2005-03-10 04:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bam-a-lam.livejournal.com
Omgsquee! Oh oh Billy's getting papers to leave the country with Dom! You can tell how much he loves Dom by being willing to go through this.

And the last name thing was adorable! *heart*

I'm so happy you posted more! Can't wait for the next chapter to see what happens. :D

Date: 2005-03-11 05:25 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Billy's being sneaky, yeah.

I'm glad you liked the last name thing! I once spent much too long looking for a particular tartan on one of those sites, and the experience stuck with me.

Date: 2005-03-10 05:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crsty1961.livejournal.com
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE But didn't you say SEX scene?? Oh that's ok this was perfect!!! THANKS THURI!!!!!

Date: 2005-03-11 05:26 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I did say sex scene. But the poll was ahead for "now" so I figured I'd start the next part with the sex. So you can look forward to it. ;D

And thank you!

Date: 2005-03-10 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sistersluge.livejournal.com
whee!! oh i hope all goes well for them when they head out here! and yay for the creation of billy boyd!

Date: 2005-03-11 05:28 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
*zips lips about future*

Billy Boyd. Just sort of rolls off the tongue, doesn't it? ;D

Date: 2005-03-10 05:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chimerablack.livejournal.com
Having a plumber!Billy would be very amusing. I'm so nervous about the trip. *bites nails*

Great chapter, by the way!

Date: 2005-03-11 05:29 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I'm glad that line made someone other than me laugh! Wasn't sure about adding it, but kept giggling when I reread it, so . . .

I'm a little nervous, myself. Meep.

And thank you!

Date: 2005-03-10 06:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] plinkin.livejournal.com
Mmmmooooorr Mmmmmmmerfic! Mmmmmhhhm!
What a nice surprise before bed.

Date: 2005-03-11 05:29 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I aim to please. Surprises before bed, merfic, and hopefully soon mersex!

Date: 2005-03-10 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] celticpickle.livejournal.com
OOOOOO!!! YAY!!! You posted more!!!

*does happy fic dance*

Yanno, I never even considered before what it would be like if Billy had never been cast as Pippin! How weird! But I like the way how you set that up.

*squees*

YAY!!! Cute Billy and his love for his Dommie!!!1 ^_^

Date: 2005-03-11 05:32 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I'm so glad the explanation for Pippin works! I actually hadn't planned to have had Rings happen in this universe, but Lij told me in no uncertain terms he'd been Frodo, and I'd better mention it. *facepalm* Uppity characters . . .

Date: 2005-03-10 07:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cool-like-dom.livejournal.com
WHEE MORE!!

*loves on you*

Date: 2005-03-11 05:33 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Mer!fic)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
More! More is good, right? ;D

Date: 2005-03-10 08:06 am (UTC)
ext_8512: sga_sheppard's mouth (monaboyd_coffee boys)
From: [identity profile] crooked-halo8.livejournal.com
I cannot tell you how happy this story makes me. I just want to wrap it around me and snuggle into it.

Oh, why not? *does just that*

Mmmm, warm. Lovely. Beautiful.

And this?

"And a technical yank, too, though the git leading them is no prize."

Ahahahahahahahahahaha! I love you. *g*

Date: 2005-03-11 05:33 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Warm and snuggling fic makes me happy.


W does not. ;D

Date: 2005-03-10 09:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stormscrystal.livejournal.com
Oh this is an extra special treat. I was no more than five minutes ago thinking about this fic. Turn on my comp and there it is.

I love that Billy is so willing to take this chance with Dom. But I too am worried about what will happen when he goes to the BIG CITY.

Date: 2005-03-11 05:34 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Big City. Meep!

And I love when things like that happen. When you're thinking of something and *boom* there it is!

Date: 2005-03-10 01:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janinelearner.livejournal.com
I've just discovered this fic and I've read all the chapters in one go. It's fantastic stuff, really original and I can't wait for more.

Date: 2005-03-11 05:36 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Mer!fic)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I'm so happy you like it! And thank you very much for letting me know.

Also? *sporfle* at your icon. :D

Date: 2005-03-10 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elmathelas.livejournal.com
So excited to see more-- I read this and the previous chapter in one go-- I continue to love it VERY much.

Date: 2005-03-11 05:36 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I'm so glad you're still enjoying it!

Date: 2005-03-10 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluerinem.livejournal.com
Oh how I love this.

Date: 2005-03-11 05:37 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Awww.

Thank you very much!

Date: 2005-03-10 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cathgon54.livejournal.com
A new part, a new part... *dances*

I loved the choosing of the name "Boyd". It made me smile.

Date: 2005-03-11 05:38 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
*dances with you*

And choosing the name is the result of having a piece of tartan fabric, and browing a huge website looking for a clan match. It's an experience that sticks with you . . . ;D

Date: 2005-03-11 12:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mysteriousaliwz.livejournal.com
I was wondering where he was going to get the passport from :)

Nice to see this fic again.

Date: 2005-03-11 05:39 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Mysterious old men on the outskirts of town are very useful.

I'm glad to know you're still enjoying it!

Date: 2005-03-11 12:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laviegirlie.livejournal.com
::completely worships you because you have no idea how happy I am when this story gets updated. Seriously, it completely made my day today::

Date: 2005-03-11 05:39 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Mer!fic)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Awwww. And hearing that made my day!

Also? I love your icon. Mmmm. Rent.

Date: 2005-03-11 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ruby-took.livejournal.com
I'm so glad to see another chapter :)

Awww that's so sweet, Billy's actually willing to go to America with Dom. I wonder what will happen when they stay there for a while. Will Dom want to go back? Will Billy miss his home (silly question, really)?

I love this story and I hope to see more of it soon :)

Date: 2005-03-11 09:53 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
In the US for two weeks. A lot can happen in two weeks.

Hope you continue to enjoy!

Date: 2005-03-12 10:28 am (UTC)
shirasade: my reading fairy tattoo + my username (faerie!billy)
From: [personal profile] shirasade
Aww, he's leaving with Dom, he's leaving with Dom! *twirls* And yes, Dom's definitely better off without that Trev guy... :D

Date: 2005-03-14 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lillywhite1.livejournal.com
Aw. Billy rocks for doing this. I hope we learn more about what happened to Billy's father, and what would happen if Billy never returned. Who would become king?

Date: 2005-04-06 12:57 pm (UTC)

Date: 2005-04-24 11:57 pm (UTC)
ext_72714: (Default)
From: [identity profile] nilamarthiel.livejournal.com
Waaaa! Ah need mooore!

...*facepalm*

I'm a shameless Monaboyd h0r.

Date: 2005-07-04 01:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loozy.livejournal.com
*squee*
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