writing_thuri: (Mermaid -- iconsss)
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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: Trouble's brewing . . .
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)





Waking was warmer, and much more comfortable, than Dom had expected. He smiled in his sleep, arms tightening around the warm body beside him. Billy'd come back to him, even in the middle of the night. "Mornin, love," he murmured softly, words escaping his mouth easily and without thought.

Billy slept still beside him, shifting when Dom's breath ruffled his hair. "Not time to wake up," he mumbled in reply, forgetting himself.

The soft tones of mer song brought a smile to Dom's face, and he opened his eyes, smiling down at his lover. "I've no idea what you just said, Bills, but I'm all for it."

Billy woke more, at that, cracking an eyelid. "Hmm?" He realized where he was, and with who, and smiled, snuggling closer. "Mmm. Morning, Dom."

"You came back early," Dom said, turning a little to look at him better, running a hand over Billy's bare skin.

"You're cuter than my cousins," Billy replied, kissing him lingeringly. "Mm. Do that more. I'm all itchy."

Dom laughed softly, and kept up his soft caress. "You have cousins?"

Billy nodded, stretching himself a little. "Twins. Liv and Orli. Think I'm cracked, for shagging a split-tail." He opened both eyes, grinning at Dom. "That'd be you."

Dom laughed. "'Split-tail'? I like that. And if you're cracked, I'm glad of it." He kissed Billy again, lingeringly. "I don't suppose I'll get to meet them?"

Billy raised an eyebrow, shifting a little. He'd have to change, get in water, soon, before the itchiness got to be too much. "Would you want to? And I don't know if they'd want to come up here. We're not supposed to."

Dom frowned slightly at that, wondering what it meant for the future. For what he was starting to feel for Billy. Hell, already felt. "Why did you, then?"

"I'm curious," Billy replied with a lazy grin. "And there's the hot human with ocean-coloured eyes, who keeps calling me back."

Dom smiled, slow and warm, making Billy's knees go weak. Something he'd thought was a figure of speech, until now. "And here I thought it was the siren's song that bewitched . . ." Dom murmured, before kissing him again.

It was quite some time, before they got out of bed.


When they did, it was to the shower, Billy practically wriggling now. Dom laughed softly, watching him. "I'd ask if you had ants in your pants, but you're naked. What's up?"

"Dehydrated," Billy responded, sitting in the bottom of the tub as Dom fiddled with the water temperature. "Can't stay like this too long, or I get itchy and uncomfortable." He sighed in relief, as the shower started and Dom aimed the spray down on him. Though, as Billy'd asked before, he didn't watch the change, merely kept his eyes trained on one edge of the tub. It was enough, to see the long fins uncurl up over it. He looked down, then, to once again see the merman in his tub.

"We have to go swimming together," Dom said, a note of awe in his voice.

"After breakfast, aye?" Billy asked, holding scaled arms out for Dom. "Or should I say second breakfast?" he asked, curling a hand around Dom's cock and stroking lightly.

Dom laughed breathlessly. "Third, at this rate," he pointed out. "Not going to get very clean, if you keep that up . . ."

"What makes you think I want you to be clean, Dommie?" Billy purred, tail curling up against Dom's back, his fins brushing against his lover's shoulder blades.

Dom leaned down, taking his mouth, kissing and plundering, the slickness of scales against his inner thighs no longer feeling strange. Amazing, and more arousing than he ever would've thought, but not strange. "Who knew I had a fish fetish?"

Billy laughed softly, kissing him again. "I'll take that as a compliment," he said, running his hands down Dom's back. "And fine, get clean if that's all you want to do, for now. Means I get the say, when we swim."

Dom agreed with a moan, when Billy's hand tightened around him for a moment, before releasing him again. "Bills . . ." he protested.

"What happened to getting clean?" Billy teased, replacing his hand.

"Rather be dirty with you."

Billy laughed again, curling his tail beneath him to push Dom back a little. "Did you want breakfast, lad?" he asked, eyes sparkling.

Dom grinned, and slid down, one hand teasing Billy's cock from its sheath. He ducked his head down and engulfed it, as it emerged, humming softly, smiling inwardly at Billy's moans. He thought of something, from the day before, and let one hand drift lower, passing the spot which should've held Billy's balls and was instead smooth scales. Down past it and . . . there. A small slit, feel of skin rather than scale, and Billy moaned when his finger ran across it. "Dommie . . ."

Dom didn't answer, just pulsed his tongue against Billy's now rock hard length, as he carefully worked the tip of his finger within him.

Billy gripped the sides of the tub, lightheaded with the sensations coursing through him. He moaned a curse in mer song, as Dom's finger slipped in further, wriggling and searching. The moan became a cry, when he hooked it forward, finding that spot . . .

Dom did grin, at that, releasing Billy's cock for a moment. "Guess some anatomy's the same between species, huh? Found your sweet spot."

Billy managed to open his eyes to mock-glare down at him. "There are other uses for that mouth, Monaghan."

Dom grinned cheekily, and swallowed Billy's cock to the hilt, humming around it as his finger hooked again.

Billy cried out again, long and low. It wasn't long before Dom's mouth and finger had him coming, and coming hard.

Dom swallowed, automatically, grimacing slightly at the taste, more salty than he would've expected, or imagined. He slipped his finger free, and let Billy slide from his mouth. "Third breakfast it is," he said decidedly.


Breakfast--third, and fourth, by this point--was over, and they were curled around each other in the living room, not quite willing to part and put on enough clothes to head down to the beach yet, before Dom remembered Elijah's phone call. "Have you ever traveled anywhere?" he asked absently, playing with Billy's fingers.

Billy shook his head, snuggling further back against Dom's chest. "Between here and home. Nowhere else, not when I'm expected at the feasts. And they're every night, almost."

Dom blinked. "Oh. That's where you've been running off to, then, isn't it?"

Billy blushed, and nodded. "Aye. My grandfather expects me. He thinks I've found a mistress, though, and told me to enjoy myself, for the time being. My cousins may've misled him."

"I think I like your cousins," Dom said, kissing the back of his neck. "And that's good to know, why you always left. Thought it was me, at first. Coming out, kissing you, so many things . . . "

Billy's blush deepened, and he turned to kiss Dom lingeringly. "Wasn't you, mo cridhe. Never you."

Dom smiled at that, and kissed him back. And decided to file the question of how it was Billy spoke Gaelic away for later. "Anyway. Can you travel? It's not like a dryad, or something, and you have to stay close to your tree?"

Billy raised an eyebrow. "One, I'm no a wood sprite. And two, aye. Physically I can travel. Why?"

"I . . . I may have to go home, soon," Dom admitted. "Not for very long, maybe, but . . ." He bit his lip. "You know about TV and movies, right? I mean, we've talked about them a bit, if not very much . . ."

"You're babbling, Dom," Billy said, trying to push away the sinking sensation in his chest. Dom was leaving him so soon? "Aye, I know of TV and movies. What of them?"

"Sorry." Dom took a deep breath, and let it out. "I'm, um, famous. Not hugely, or anything, but I'm an actor. And I've been in a few movies, a few TV shows, and . . . I've got one lined up I'm supposed to start soon. A show. Don't know if I will, but I need to finalize getting out of it, if I don't, and . . . I need to go to LA, for a bit. I wanted to ask you to come with me."

Billy wasn't sure what part of that to respond to, first, his mind whirling. He was splashing an actor? A famous actor? Lady of the waves, but he could pick them! "I . . ."

"You don't have to answer right away," Dom said quickly. "I don't have to leave yet. I'll put it off as long as I can. But I wanted to let you know. You'd never mentioned recognizing me, and I guess now I know why, but . . . I wanted you to know there are people who do, and . . . and what my commitments are."

"How long?" Billy asked, finally finding his voice. "How long would we . . . be gone?"

"A fortnight, at the most," Dom replied, wondering why he automatically used the older term for it. "Two weeks. If I pull out."

Billy frowned. "Should you? I mean, Dom, isn't this your life?"

Dom sighed. "I don't know," he admitted. "It's a great show, and an incredible opportunity, but . . ." He swallowed hard. "But I love you."

Billy closed his eyes for a moment, feeling the world seem to slow around him. "I love you, too, Dom," he murmured.

Dom's breath hitched slightly, and he hugged Billy closer. "So what does that mean?"

Billy sighed. "I don't know. Except that it's true. I do love you. I've loved you . . ."

"Since you saved me," Dom finished for him, smiling a little. "Same as how long I've loved you. Face it, Bills, we're meant for each other. I've spent my life trying to find your eyes again."

Billy turned in his arms at that, meeting Dom's eyes, tracing the edge of his cheek, surprised and touched by the sentiment, the honest simplicity of the other man's words. "Oh Dommie . . ." he kissed him, long and soft. "When do you have to know? If I'll go with you?"

Dom did some quick reckoning in his mind. "I can put off leaving for ten days. I won't need to know until the night before. I'll have my agent get a second ticket, and then cancel it, if you . . . if you stay."

Billy nodded slowly. "I can't tell you, yet. I love you, but I have a duty, to my grandfather, to my people. I . . . I can't tell you, yet."

Dom kissed him, with all the love he could. "I understand."

Date: 2005-01-23 11:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] illblancesgrl.livejournal.com
yay another chappy. i hope billy goes with him but wanting for him to be safe too.

Date: 2005-01-23 11:16 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
It's an interesting situation, certainly. Who knows what Billy'll decide? (I mean, besides me, obviously ;D)

Date: 2005-01-23 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chimerablack.livejournal.com
I was so glad to have seen this before I signed off for the night!

I still love it, but I'm a bit nervous now as to whether or not Billy will go. I guess time will tell...

Date: 2005-01-23 11:17 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I'm glad you still love it! And . . . I'd apologize for making you nervous, but that was the point of the chapter, after all. ;D

Date: 2005-01-23 11:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bam-a-lam.livejournal.com
I'm going to burst from all the Billy goodness! Thank you!

Date: 2005-01-23 11:18 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
There is much Billy goodness, today, isn't there? I think I got inspired!

(And nice job messing with that awful wallpaper, in your icon! That was one of the pics that reminded me most sharply of my Billy, from SS)

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Date: 2005-01-23 11:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crsty1961.livejournal.com
SQUEEEEEEeeee OH THANK YOU!!!
Hot Fish Sex WOW!!! God makes me want to move closer to an ocean. O.O
Oh please let this work out for them**begs**.

Date: 2005-01-23 11:39 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Hot Fish Sex WOW
How often do you get to hear that in feedback? ;D

Well. I guess I hear it nearly every time I post one of these, huh?

I'm very glad you enjoyed it. And you know I can't tell you yea or nay on it working out. But I like chocolate. ;D

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Date: 2005-01-24 02:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fallonblackdays.livejournal.com
How beautiful! I was so happy to see a new chapter of this, what a great way to start the day.
I love how Billy touches and holds Dom with his tail.

"He was splashing an actor? A famous actor? Lady of the waves, but he could pick them!"

I burst out laughing at this. He's right, though: he can pick them all right.

I loved how Dom said that he had spent his life trying to find Billy's eyes again. I was just melting when he said that.
Now... Will Billy go with him? Well, I'll just have to wait and see what you're up to.

Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful story.

Date: 2005-01-24 06:30 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Have I mentioned how much I love that icon? Could be because, in my FPS, Pippin's nickname is Impling, but . . .

Anyway. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it and told me so much of why. It's always nice to know when trying to make someone laugh workds. And that line of Dom's totally made me melt. He was embarrassed to say it, because it was so girly, but didn't let that stop him.

Will Billy go with him?
la la la

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Date: 2005-01-24 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stormscrystal.livejournal.com
YES!!!Another wonderful chapter, and I think we are getting down to the nitty gritty now. What will Billy decide? How will he handle this? What will his grandfather say, hell what will Elijh and Sean say? Man this is getting better and better every chapter you post.

Date: 2005-01-24 06:31 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I'm so glad you're enjoying it, and Man this is getting better and better every chapter you post. is high praise indeed! Thank you.

as for the questions . . . la la la is all I can offer for now. :D

Date: 2005-01-24 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ixarachnexi.livejournal.com
first, I want to say how much I love this story.

But there's a question that's been nagging me since the beginning. If Billy wasn't in the movie, who played Pippin? I mean, obviously Dom, Elijah, and Sean are all close friends, but who's the fourth hobbit?

Date: 2005-01-24 06:36 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I'm so, so glad you're enjoying it!

As for your question: Quite frankly, it's been nagging me, too. Originally, when I started writing, Rings hadn't happened. Then I wrote Lij. And the little bugger informed me he had been Frodo, and wasn't about to give that up just because it made my life more difficult.

So. Another actor played Pippin. And, while they were close during filming and the like, now that everything's older, he's been drawn back into his own life and family in Britian, and doesn't have as much to do with the others. They're still friends, but didn't click the way Dom and Billy did, in our world, or the way Lij and Dom did in mine. Still friends, but no great, lifelong friendship, like we see with out boys, though I'll bet they fake it on camera. As for who it actually was . . .your guess is as good as mine. Any suggestions?

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Date: 2005-01-24 09:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] juniper200.livejournal.com
Oooh, decisions, decisions. Thanks for posting!

(How does a merman get a passport, anyway? :D)

Date: 2005-01-24 12:49 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Many decisions. And thanks for reading and feedbacking!

(How does a merman get a passport, anyway? :D)
la la la

Date: 2005-01-24 12:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maverick0324.livejournal.com
Ahhh!!! With the... and the.... and then the.... and with the.... and then....

....

AHHH!!!! I LOVE YOU OMG TAKE BELGIUM. AND DENMARK. AND SWEDEN OMG.

Date: 2005-01-24 12:50 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
mmmmm. Chocolate from everywhere! *eats*

sometimes feedback just really makes me smile, ya' know?

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Date: 2005-01-24 01:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frikatilhi.livejournal.com
I got cought up in this. Damn. I don't usually go for AU's, but you're actually good. Wow.

How is Billy going to travel without you know, a passport? I assume he has no human identity. Well, we just have to wait and see, I guess. Sigh.

Date: 2005-01-24 02:06 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I don't usually go for AU's, but you're actually good. Wow.

That's delightfully honest feedback! Thank you. I'm glad it overcame your resistance to the genre.

And, for the rest, I do actually have a plan. I'm sneaky like that.

Date: 2005-01-24 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cathgon54.livejournal.com
Il ove this story. Each new chapter just makes it better and better.

It's been said before but I also melt a bit at your descriptions of merBilly and Dom together. The tender way you have Billy use his tail is so sensual. I love the images it puts in my brain.

I'm also looking forward to seeing what Billy's decision will be and doubly anxious for them to go "swimming" together.

Date: 2005-01-24 08:51 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Considering the interlude I posted, where they went "swiming" together? I'm looking forward to it, too.

mmmm. Mer!sex.

And I'm so glad you're still enjoying it! Thank you for letting me know.

Date: 2005-01-24 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elmathelas.livejournal.com
Oh, so much suspense! And I too can't wait for their swim.

I always love seeing more of this. :--)

Date: 2005-01-24 08:52 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Lots of suspense and decisions and real life stuff.

*bites nails*

Thank you for letting me know!

Date: 2005-01-24 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] savethedistress.livejournal.com
Words cannot express how in love I am with this series.

Date: 2005-01-24 09:01 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Awwww . . .

Watch me blush!

Thank you so much!

Date: 2005-01-24 08:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fyrefly101.livejournal.com
"He was splashing an actor?"

Is just the most brilliant line! I've been loving this all the way through, and you're doing a fantastic job.

Mer-Billy...yummmm

Date: 2005-01-24 09:02 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I'm having a lot of fun coming up with mer!slang, I have to say!

And thank you, very much. I'm quite happy to know you're enjoying it!

Date: 2005-01-24 08:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theboysgonehome.livejournal.com
I've spent my life trying to find your eyes again.

And that? Was where I melted into the carpet and started crying a little. Gods, how are you so good?! *is in awe*

Date: 2005-01-24 09:04 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Gods, how are you so good?
Oh, whoa, that made me blush. Thank you! Thank you very much!

And that line, yeah. Not sure where it came from, and Dom almost didn't want to say it, because it was too girly, but . . . melted me completely when I thought of it.

Date: 2005-01-25 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lillywhite1.livejournal.com
Mmmm. Can't wait to see what happens! This is still very good. Well done.

Date: 2005-01-26 11:11 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Thank you!
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Date: 2005-01-28 10:35 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I'm so glad to hear you've been enjoying it, and hope you continue to do so!

He was splashing an actor? Hee.
I think I've said it before, but making up mer slang is one of the most fun things of writing this world!

Date: 2005-01-26 04:08 am (UTC)
shirasade: my reading fairy tattoo + my username (faerie!billy)
From: [personal profile] shirasade
This... this... is just too beautiful for words! Sweet and sexy and with just the right amount of tension. *adores*

Date: 2005-01-28 10:36 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Too beautiful for words?

Thank you! I'm so glad you like it, as your opinion means a lot to me.

*hugs*

Date: 2005-01-30 11:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ruby-took.livejournal.com
Another chapter!!! It's so good to be home :)
I love this story (I may have mentioned that before ;)).

"Dehydrated," Billy responded, sitting in the bottom of the tub as Dom fiddled with the water temperature. "Can't stay like this too long, or I get itchy and uncomfortable."

That might cause trouble if/when they go to LA. And I'm guessing that even though a shower might help it's not the same as the ocean, i.e. salt water.

I hope to see more of this story soon :)

Date: 2005-01-31 05:16 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Mer!fic)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I may have mentioned that before
Oh, once or twice, I think ;D


That might cause trouble if/when they go to LA. And I'm guessing that even though a shower might help it's not the same as the ocean, i.e. salt water.
la la la

And soonish, I promise!

Date: 2005-07-04 01:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loozy.livejournal.com
*fidgets*

Can't wait to find out what Billy decides...

Date: 2005-12-16 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garuparu90.livejournal.com
aaahhh! "second breakfast!" ♥ i love this much, the whole all of it is just eternal*squee*-worthy
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