writing_thuri: (Merman)
[personal profile] writing_thuri
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: Seperate Musings
Disclaimer: Yeah. This is sooooo not true.
Warning: AU
Authors Note: Yet another alternative universe. Sorry it's so short, but I wanted to get something out the door. Hopefully more soon, if I can get the muses to cooperate.
(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)




Billy pressed closer against Dom, squirming a little beneath the blankets. A full moon shone down across them, and Dom was snoring. And Billy? Was finding it endearing. Fuck, but he really had fallen for this human.

He sighed to himself, thinking it over. Should he? Go away with Dom, back to LA, to the world his lover had left? It was possible, he knew. There were mers who did it, if not often. Who left the sea, got themselves lives on land. He even knew where to go, within the village, to obtain the papers he'd need, the proof of existence . . .

But just because he knew he could do it, didn't mean he should. Even if it was only for a few weeks . . . Missing a night here and there he could explain, but not that much. And he did have responsibility, no matter how much he might wish he didn't. Besides, with this . . . Would Dom expect him to leave the ocean forever? To go and live as a human with him? Would he do it?

Billy feared very much that the answer to all his questions was yes. He simply wasn't sure he could deny Dom that, if he asked for it. Not when he could never ask Dom to do the same for him.

He squirmed again, one hand trailing across Dom's stomach, the muscles and skin, so dry . . . He'd done it to himself, hadn't he? Fallen in love with this man, this human, even if he hadn't meant to.

And now what? Where did that leave him? They belonged to two very, very different worlds, and . . . could they even hope to make a try of it? Even ignoring his duties, his world, could he live away from the ocean, just changing in the shower, or a swimming pool?

It wouldn't be the same. Might not even be enough to sustain him. How could he know, for sure? But Dom . . . the ocean-eyed lad had haunted him for so long, and now was in his arms. In his arms, and . . . he didn't want to give it--him--up.

Two weeks. Maybe . . . Maybe it would be worth it. He could explain it away, if he really, really had to. And Dom . . . Billy sighed, propping himself up a little to watch his lover sleep. Dom might be worth giving it all up for. "Love you, mo cridhe," he murmured, decision made. He could only hope it was the right one.


Dom's cell phone rang, the music tone somehow both angry and annoying. He fumbled for it in his sleep. "‘lo?"

"Dom!"

Dom groaned, turning over. "Lij. What?"

"So cheerful, Monaghan."

"It's five fucking am," Dom replied, after checking the clock. "Just like last time. What?"

"Just checking to see when you're flying in," Lij replied, with studied innocence.

Dom groaned. "I'm booking a flight later today. You know, when it's light outside. And my eyes are open."

"This guy coming with you?" Same deceptively innocent tone.

Dom pulled himself up a little more, but Billy was dead to the world. "I'm buying two tickets." Which wasn't really an answer, but . . .

"Oh. Good. So . . ."

"Two weeks, Lij," Dom promised with a sigh. "I'll be back in two weeks. And you can tell Astin, too, and get him off my back. So glad I decided to get away from it all . . ."

There was a short silence, in response to his sarcasm. "All right, Dom," Lij said at last, subdued. "I'll see you then, I expect. Enjoy your little vacation from reality."

Dom winced, as Lij hung up. And hauled himself into the bathroom, scrubbing his face with both hands and not daring to look in the mirror. Vacation from reality. Fuck, but that seemed a little too accurate. A little too likely. Even if Billy went back with him now . . . What kind of chance for a future did they have?

"A bird may love a fish, but where would they make a home?" he murmured, the quote coming to mind from somewhere. And wings he might lack, but Bills . . . "Shit."

Date: 2005-03-02 07:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cool-like-dom.livejournal.com
OMG YOU POSTED MORE BEFORE I WENT TO SLEEP!!! and it is short. *pouts* but it's still good. i cannot wait for more. :PPP

*bribes your muses to cooperate with chocolate*

Date: 2005-03-02 06:00 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Mmmmm. Chocolate.

And I am trying to counteract the shortness, believe me.

Date: 2005-03-02 07:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] celticpickle.livejournal.com
OHMYGOD!!!!

YOU POSTED MORE!!!!

::FLAILS::

omg

o_O

YOU NEED TO WRITE MORE AND SOON BECAUSE I LOVE YOU AND YOUR WONDERFUL CHAPPIES!!!!!!

*begs*

Date: 2005-03-02 06:01 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Will write more as soon as I absolutely can. I want the boys to be talking to me again!
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Date: 2005-03-02 06:01 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Hee. Thank you!

And more as soon as possible. Promise.

Date: 2005-03-02 12:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stormscrystal.livejournal.com
OHMYGODOHMYGOD!!!!!

Another chapter, YIPPEE!!!

Now that I got that out of my system, I go to read. LOL

Date: 2005-03-02 06:02 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Mer!fic)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Important to get first squee out of the way first, I've always found. ;D

Date: 2005-03-02 12:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stormscrystal.livejournal.com
Ok now to comment. Great chapter. Ohhh the angst. What to do, what to do.

I think this is going to get even more exciting when Billy meets the others.


Great job.

Date: 2005-03-02 06:02 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Angst? Me? Never. ;D

Billy meeting Lij. Meep.

Date: 2005-03-02 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nifty-geek.livejournal.com
*shyly*... Hello... *waves*

I read this entire series over the past few days and was very excited to see that you had posted more today... I absolutely love this fic. It's so very well written, and the beautiful descriptions and wording... It's amazing.

Keep it up. (Which is my polite way of saying "More now please."... :)

Date: 2005-03-02 06:04 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I'm so happy you discovered it, and so gratified that you like it this much! Thank you!

And, as I've said above, there will be more as soon as I can manage.

Date: 2005-03-02 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nifty-geek.livejournal.com
:) You're more then welcome!...

Of course hon. Take your time. :)

Date: 2005-03-02 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crsty1961.livejournal.com
YAYAYAYAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!MORE!!!!!
Oh noes don't hurt Billy Dommie he lurves you. Man does this look familiar, some of the choices we have to make in life.
Thanks Thuri, I'm glad your muse decided to hit you!!

Date: 2005-03-02 06:06 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I was close to hitting my muse, I have to say! But hopefully he'll stick around for a bit, now.

And hopefully Dommie will behave himself. *crosses fingers*

Date: 2005-03-02 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bam-a-lam.livejournal.com
Omg you posted yaye! But...I'm worried what's going to happen with Billy and Dommie! *bites nails* O_o

Date: 2005-03-02 06:06 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I'm worried, too. (I mean, of course I know but, still . . .)

Everything'll turn out in the end. One way or another. ;D

Date: 2005-03-02 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maverick0324.livejournal.com
THURI! YOUR INTERNET NEEDS TO STOP BEING WONKY AND THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE SIRENS SONG AND MORE OTHER THINGS!! YES PLSNOWKTHANX

Date: 2005-03-03 06:00 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
There will be more Siren's Song soon, as the muse paid a visit last night. Apparently he was just jealous of everyone else I was talking to!

Date: 2005-03-02 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lillywhite1.livejournal.com
Mmm. Getting interesting. Love this fic. Can't wait for more. Would you ever think of getting a drawing made of Billy as a merman? I'm sure you have a lovely description in your head. I can't draw, but I know there are others that can. Even if it's a little cartoon-like thing, it would be very cool. I'd ask blondiusmaximus if she's do it. It would just be so cool.

Date: 2005-03-03 06:03 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
There are actually a couple people working on drawings of Billy, apparently. I think they're going to be full on paintings, eventually, but I've only seen a few preliminary sketches, now. I'd absolutely love to see him as a merman, and just wish I could draw, so I could do it myself.

Other people have suggested blondiusmaximus, too, but since I don't know her at all, it'd be more than a little awkward.

Date: 2005-03-03 08:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lillywhite1.livejournal.com
I could always ask her for you, if you wanted! I don't know her too well, but asking if she's interested has never done any harm.

Date: 2005-03-03 09:03 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Mer!fic)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I certainly won't say no! Seeing my Billy drawn out would be a wonderful thing indeed.

Date: 2005-03-03 06:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] illblancesgrl.livejournal.com
yay! finally a chappy. love it

Date: 2005-03-03 06:03 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Mer!fic)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Thank you!

Date: 2005-03-04 12:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mysteriousaliwz.livejournal.com
Great, another chapter!

Poor lads, fretting about how it will all work out. Love conquers all, dear boys!

Date: 2005-03-10 03:38 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Merry contemplative -- mellowdee)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I know, they're cute about worrying so much, aren't they?

Date: 2005-03-05 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ruby-took.livejournal.com
I can't believe that I haven't commented on this until now.
I guess work got in the way.

Anyway, this is another great chapter (I hope you won't get tired of me saying that ;)). The tension is building up as both Billy and Dom think about the future. I hope they'll be able to work something out.

Even ignoring his duties, his world, could he live away from the ocean, just changing in the shower, or a swimming pool?

I sincerely hope that it won't come to that - that Dom wouldn't do that to Billy.

"A bird may love a fish, but where would they make a home?"

That is a good question. I'm looking forward to the next chapter :)

Date: 2005-03-10 03:40 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I will never get tired of hearing you say you like this. Believe me.

And I'm so glad you still do, and that it's still making you question what's going to happen!

Date: 2005-03-07 10:01 am (UTC)
shirasade: my reading fairy tattoo + my username (faerie!billy)
From: [personal profile] shirasade
Aww, the two poor loves, having to face such obstacles... Such a beautiful chapter again, although it makes me kind of sad, too, to know that their honeymoon is over, so to speak. Leaves a bittersweet aftertaste and a longing for more, darling! *adores*

Date: 2005-03-10 03:42 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Mer!fic)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
LJ didn't send me this comment!

And yeah, it's not fair. The real world is showing up and trying to ruin things. *pout*

Date: 2005-07-04 01:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loozy.livejournal.com
I don't want RL to invade and ruin everything *whimpers*
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