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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: Under the Sea
Disclaimer: Yeah. This is sooooo not true.
Warning: AU
Authors Note: Yet another alternative universe. Dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] starlikeshadow, since this was all inspired by her. Will miss you here, sweetie.
(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)



Billy swam in green blue light, a soft smile playing at his lips as he sliced through the water. Dom knew. Dom had guessed, in a single night, and . . . didn't seem to mind. Billy wasn't sure which part of it astonished him more.

He'd thought it no less than disaster, when those ocean-grey eyes had met his with sure knowledge that morning. Had braced himself, for the rejection that was sure to come. For Dom to rise from the bed, throw him out in a mixture of fear and disgust . . .

But he hadn't. He'd pulled Billy close, kissed him again, and thanked him for the rescue. And then asked to see him, had made love to him, as himself. "Bright Lady," Billy murmured in wonder, the mer song echoing back to him as he dived through a dark tunnel of rock. It was almost too much to take in.

As was the memory of the feel of Dom's skin, wet and slippery, sliding against his scales. And then the heat of him, as he'd settled himself on Billy's cock . . . Billy shuddered, in remembrance, and firmly told that cock to behave itself. Dom was miles away, now, after all.

It had been incredible, though, no doubt, and all Billy could really think was that he wanted more of it. Of Dom. As much as possible. He hadn't had a plan, of revealing himself, letting the lad know who he was, but now that he did . . . well, it seemed seeing each other wouldn't need to end, and the things they could explore . . .


Billy's battle with his cock lasted the entire swim.


Eventually he reached his home. A city, a world he'd barely thought of, in the past day. One he'd tried to escape, one he thought he would quite willing leave, now, to follow the lure of those ocean eyes. A mer trait, and in such a human . . .

Liv and Orli were waiting for him, in the garden behind his quarters. Gossiping, as ever, about the romantic entanglements of the court, real or imagined, who was gaining favour with whom, what advances across the board each had earned. Billy'd always held himself above such behaviour, hardly needing to cement his place. He'd been born to it, after all, and not likely to lose his grandfather's favour to that extent.

A frown crossed his face, though, as he angled in on the grotto, hearing Liv's high voice raised in laughter. If he knew, now, where Billy had been, what he'd been doing . . . It truly didn't bear thinking about.

And so he didn't. He descended, smiling blandly at his cousins. "Find something interesting in my rooms?" he asked, settling to a carved seat across from them.

"Plenty," Liv replied, one dark eyebrow arched, her dark cloud of hair swirling around her with the currents. "Except for one thing. You. Now why do you suppose that was?"

Billy shrugged, one hand playing with the cuff Dom had given him, which he still had to take off any time except the formal dinners. "Couldn't say."

Orlando laughed. "You don't have to, do you? You're practically glowing with it."

Billy glared at him briefly. "Orlando . . ."

"You did it, didn't you?" Orli asked, grinning delightedly. "You splashed your split-tail."

Liv wrinkled her nose yet again at her cousin's taste. "Ewww. Billy, please tell me you didn't. And Orli, don't use that word."

"What makes you think I'd tell either of you if I did?" Billy asked, getting up and swimming in a restless circle. He'd seen Dom do much the same thing, and remembered he'd called it 'pacing.'

"Because we already know about him," Orli answered promptly. "And because we're the ones who told Grandfather you had a mistress, so he'd leave you alone about missing dinner. That means we're entitled to details."

Billy paused in his restless swimming to raise an eyebrow at Orli. "It does, does it? Whose rule is that?" His face softened, then. "But thank you, both for . . . for covering for me, aye?"

"It's the least we can do, since you won't be careful on your own," Liv replied with a sigh. "Is he worth it?"

A soft and unbelievably radiant smile spread across Billy's face. "Aye. Aye, every bit of it and more."


Billy didn't stay home long. He checked in, with everyone and everything he had to, rearranged a few duties, and ate the feast that night. But sleep eluded him, and soon enough he was following the silver blue path of moonlight shining through the water, heading back to his Dominic. It wasn't quite light when he arrived, but he merely pulled himself up on the shore, drying off and changing, the shrinking and splitting of his tail seeming to take an eternity.

Finally, he was human again, and pulling on the coarse weave of denim, and the tightly knit wool of a jumper, before taking the stairs. Easier, definitely to go up them without Dom attached to his mouth. Not nearly as much fun, though.

He found the hidden key Dom had told him of, and let himself in the back door, hoping his lover was a sound enough sleeper that he wouldn't wake and try to bash Billy with a frying pan, or something. (The small bit of TV he had seen had given him an . . . interesting impression of many parts of human life, to say the least.) But all was quiet and safe. So he moved carefully into Dominic's room, shed his clothes, and slipped under the blankets with his lover, who turned to him even in sleep.

"Bills?" Dom murmured, coming partly awake. "You're not s'posed to be here 'til t'morrow."

"Do ye mind?" Billy asked, grinning at Dom's slurred and sleepy speech, the way he pulled the mer even closer to him.

"No. No, like this better," Dom said decidedly, kissing Billy tenderly, if a bit sleepily, before drifting off again.

And Billy cuddled close, laying his head on Dom's shoulder. "Much better," he agreed, wondering what that meant for him. And deciding that, as long as it meant Dom's arms as well, he didn't much care about the rest.

Date: 2005-01-18 09:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cool-like-dom.livejournal.com
i am the first! *beams*

you've got me on pins and needles here, love, waiting to see if this will turn out happy. because i don't think i could take it if it didn't. :P

and please tell me we gets more of teh secks in the next chapter, yes?

Date: 2005-01-19 08:31 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
You are the first!

Pins and needles. Yep. Um. Get used to it. We're far from finished, love. ;)

I think it's pretty likely. Both all curled in bed and silly and happy? Sounds like sex to me. ;D

Date: 2005-01-18 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bam-a-lam.livejournal.com
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee omg! I was just looking to see if there was more of this today! *dances* :D

Date: 2005-01-19 08:33 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
And here it is!

*dances with you*

Date: 2005-01-18 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crsty1961.livejournal.com
WOW Thanks but now the suspence is going to kill me. What happens when Grandpa finds out?? OOOOO stays tuned....

Date: 2005-01-19 08:36 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
What happens when Grandpa finds out??

That would be telling, wouldn't it?

Stay tuned. Because . . . yeah. Interesting times.

Date: 2005-01-18 10:06 pm (UTC)
ext_2877: Long-time default (Default)
From: [identity profile] blackbird-song.livejournal.com
Thank you for this! It is a very nice thing to read when jet-lagged, I have to say. The battle Billy has with his cock is sporfle-worthy, and leads to tons of interesting mental images!

I love the mer!slang and the mer!pacing. They are but a neat little taste of the cultural differences between Billy and Dom in this, and the fact that Liv and Orli must cover for Billy is certainly ominous. (And Liv's squick at the idea of her cousin shagging a human is hilarious!)

The fact that Billy chooses to leave early and go back to Dom is awfully sweet, and that ending is lovely, even with all the potential angst implied. I am greatly looking forward to the next part.

Catherine

Date: 2005-01-19 08:44 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
There will, hopefully, be more mer!slang coming up. It's fun to come up with, and Orli and Liv are comedy gold.

And Billy battling with his cock is something I want to see. ;)

Next part soon, I hope. But now that my muse for the series deleted her journal . . .

Date: 2005-01-18 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] illblancesgrl.livejournal.com
oooo whats gonna happen next?

Date: 2005-01-19 08:44 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
la la la

Date: 2005-01-18 10:53 pm (UTC)
ext_8512: sga_sheppard's mouth (Default)
From: [identity profile] crooked-halo8.livejournal.com
*happy little contented sigh*

I don't think it's at all possible for me to adore this story more than I do. I'm thrilled at each update! Love it, I do.

A soft and unbelievably radiant smile spread across Billy's face. "Aye. Aye, every bit of it and more."

Beautiful.

Date: 2005-01-19 09:15 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Thank you very much! I'm so glad you like it so much.

And yeah, it's just wonderful how they feel about each other. Makes it a lot of fun to write about.

Date: 2005-01-18 11:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chimerablack.livejournal.com
This is still absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to see what happens.

Date: 2005-01-19 09:19 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Thank you!

And neither can I. Better get on that, huh?

Date: 2005-01-19 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stormscrystal.livejournal.com
I cannot wait for the next instalment. Oh I have a feeling the best is yet to come in the form of Billy's grandfather and Sean and Elijah. Can't wait.

Date: 2005-01-19 09:20 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
The outside world does seem to insist on enchroaching on them, huh?

Date: 2005-01-19 09:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stormscrystal.livejournal.com
It sure does, but I know it will be great no matter what happens.

Date: 2005-01-19 02:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fallonblackdays.livejournal.com
OMG!!!!!!!! How come every time a new part of this is posted, it gets better and better? You're amazing.
I loved this bit:
"One he'd tried to escape, one he thought he would quite willing leave, now, to follow the lure of those ocean eyes. A mer trait, and in such a human . . ."
Beautiful how Billy reflected on Dom's eyes, that little phrase just made me melt.
And this:
"He'd seen Dom do much the same thing, and remembered he'd called it 'pacing.' "
This was great, how Billy's picking up words and habits from Dom.
I love this story. Every part leaves me all warm inside.

Date: 2005-01-19 12:19 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I love this story. Every part leaves me all warm inside.
Awww. Really? That's so wonderful to hear!

Thank you very much, I'm so glad you liked it, and I love your feedback!

Date: 2005-01-19 12:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maverick0324.livejournal.com
YAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYYAY

*runs around throwing streamers and kisses you omg*

LOFF THIS OMG

Date: 2005-01-19 12:45 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Heee.

Safe to say you enjoyed this part, then? ;D

Date: 2005-01-19 01:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maverick0324.livejournal.com
Oh no. I hated it. Please stop.

. . . . .

*throws arms around you and squees*

Date: 2005-01-19 05:18 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Scent of a Rose)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
You hated it? :(

*cries*
That's it! I'm never writing more again!!



*huggles*

Date: 2005-01-19 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mysteriousaliwz.livejournal.com
Aww, Billy's face lighting up as he thinks of Dom ...

*melts*

Date: 2005-01-19 05:20 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
They're really cute about each other, aren't they?

*gathers you up to be solidified again later*

Date: 2005-01-19 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] savethedistress.livejournal.com
This has GOT to be the single best AU ever. It's so incredible. Just. . . Loff.

Date: 2005-01-19 10:46 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
best ever?

wow.

Thank you!

Date: 2005-01-19 08:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kookaburra1701.livejournal.com
Yay! I come back to LJ, and get updates on my two favourite stories! Whoo!

Date: 2005-01-19 10:47 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
*bow*

I live to serve, my lady.

and omg. Last regular [livejournal.com profile] buckleburyfaire. Last part for the summer that started it all. What to post next?

Date: 2005-01-19 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cathgon54.livejournal.com
I'm excited for the update. I always enjoy when you go back to Billy's mer-world. You make it all so vivid and alive. I hope there's more of that to share.

Date: 2005-01-19 10:49 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I always enjoy when you go back to Billy's mer-world. You make it all so vivid and alive.

Thank you so much! I know exactly what I want that world to be like, but writing about it causes me fits, so I'm glad it comes across so well.

And yes, there will be more from it, as well.
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Date: 2005-01-23 11:45 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
The next chapter hasn't been posted yet. When it is, it'll be posted here, and in [livejournal.com profile] fellow_shippers and [livejournal.com profile] monaboyd.

And I'm so glad you've enjoyed it so far!

Date: 2005-01-22 04:09 am (UTC)
shirasade: my reading fairy tattoo + my username (faerie!billy)
From: [personal profile] shirasade
How did this disappear into my to-read folder? Has no business there, as things in there tend to vanish forever... Lucky I found this again - now you have me all worried about the problems that seem unavoidable in Dom and Billy's future. *bites fingers*

Date: 2005-01-23 11:46 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
The to-read folder is where fanfic goes to die. ;D

I'm sorry to make you worry, love. Think it's unavoidable, though, all things considered . . .

Date: 2005-01-23 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lillywhite1.livejournal.com
Aw...so sweet. This is great. Pretty realistic as far as fantasy goes. But m'thinks trouble is brewing for lovers.

Date: 2005-01-23 04:42 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Thank you so, so much for all your feedback! It's been so lovely to see it all arrive!

I'm so happy you've enjoyed the whole thing, and that you commented to let me knwo. And yes, there is some trouble brewing, I'm afraid . . .

Date: 2005-01-30 10:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ruby-took.livejournal.com
I'm just back from Japan (quite an exhausting two weeks, I mean do they ever do anything but work? I'm just lucky that my job isn't boring) and you have no idea how happy I was to see an update of this story waiting for me :)

I love this story so much!!!

And because we're the ones who told Grandfather you had a mistress, so he'd leave you alone about missing dinner.

I can see trouble with the family looming on the horizon. I just hope they'll be able to get through it okay.

Hope to read more of this stroy soon!

Date: 2005-01-30 10:42 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Mer!fic)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Whee!

I'm glad you're home and that you enjoyed it!

And there's been another part posted since this one.
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