writing_thuri: (Merman)
[personal profile] writing_thuri
Author: [livejournal.com profile] thuri
Author's Email: Thuri at ThuriWeaver dot com
Website: http://www.thuriweaver.com/
Pairing(s): Dom/Billy
Rating: Series is G -- NC-17.
Summary: What did Billy's grandfather have to say?
Disclaimer: Yeah. This is sooooo not true.
Warning: AU
Authors Note: Yet another alternative universe. You're all gonna kill me, just so you know.

(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) (Part Eighteen) (Part Nineteen) (Part Twenty)

Billy felt his legs literally melt away, a tail taking their place, his own control helpless to stop it. “Granda…”

“I don’t want to hear it, William. You’ve had your fun, but no rut of this sort can last. Back to the ocean with you, lad. Back to your own world.”

“I…Granda, I’m with Dom, I want to…”

“Silence. There is no possible relationship between mer and human. You’ll lose yourself in this.” His face was grim, implacable. “You have a responsibility to your people, William. You cannot carry on this way. You’ve had your fun, lad, and it’s time to end it. Now. Pleasures of the flesh are one thing, but…” He shook his head. “I’ll give you a few moments, now, to explain. And that must be the end of it.” The tall mer walked out into the water, gradually disappearing under the waves.

Billy sat with his tail curled under him, stunned, looking at the spot where his grandfather had disappeared. “I have to go, Dom…”

“No,” Dom said, finally finding his voice, struggling to his feet. “No, Bills, you can’t…you can’t leave me. I can’t be without you.”

“I have to go,” Billy replied helplessly, looking over at Dom. His lover’s eyes were dark, face a mask of pain. “My people, my life…I have to live under the water, love. We knew this could…we had to know this couldn’t last.”

“It has to! You came back to me, you’ve made love to me, and you’ve stayed--you made your decision. Billy…you love me! You’ve said so…”

“I do love you, Dommie-lad,” Billy replied, in anguish. “But my whole life…I can’t leave it.”

"Then I'll go with you, Billy," Dom said, eyes a bit wild, dropping to his knees in the sand. He clutched Billy's hand, forearm, feeling the slick scales beneath his fingers. “I’ll leave the land, leave my life…Nothing’s holding me here, I’ll go with you!”

Billy shook his head, easing Dom's grip. "You can't, lad. You couldn't breathe; the pressure'd kill you. And even if not...you'd be deaf, mute...I couldn't let you lose so much of yourself. Human’s can’t become mer. I wish to the Lady you could. But you can’t.”

"But I can't be parted from you, either," Dom said, fear catching in his chest. "Billy...I love you.”

"I know." The mer's brilliant green eyes closed on saltwater tears of pain. "I know.”

Dom sagged, the fight leaving him in one breath. “So what do we do?”

Billy swallowed hard. “I…I go under the waves, now. And try to make my granda understand, try to…to make things work.” Could he do it? Turn away from all he had known, from the life that had been decided for him before his birth? Could he follow his heart, ignoring all he’d ever been taught? He desperately feared he didn’t have that courage.

Dom nodded slowly, wondering if Billy would ever come back. He somehow didn’t think so. “I’ll…we’ve got the house for another few weeks. I won’t leave, until I know…”

Billy reached for him, kissing him softly. “I’ll come for you, lad. If it’s within my power…I’ll come back for you.” And with that, he headed under the waves, leaving Dom alone on the beach once more.

Date: 2006-01-25 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crsty1961.livejournal.com
**sobs** NOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooo Make it all better. :(

Date: 2006-01-25 03:37 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Only one part left...

Date: 2006-01-25 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theboysgonehome.livejournal.com
meep! :(


Date: 2006-01-25 03:39 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I'm glad you love it. One part left...There's a little meep for me in there, too.

Date: 2006-01-25 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] magickalmolly.livejournal.com
ooh, you better start working on those upper arm muscles. i foresee you carrying around a lot of poles this summer.


good, good stuff, darling. can't wait for the ending.

Date: 2006-01-25 04:53 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Yep, Kerry's gonna kill me.

Date: 2006-01-25 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daydreambeleevr.livejournal.com

"kill" is such a strong word. as an artist, i respect your right to individual freedom and your need to explore a deeper meaning to this AU you've created. i know that the final path may be different from what you originally conceived, but that the journey is part of the experience, and as the reader, we should accept the literary license you may feel it necessary to take to stay true to your ultimate vision.

i also know that if this doesn't end, shall we say, "swimmingly", i'm gonna be marching your happy ass up and down (and up and down) every faire we do.

m'kay?? :cheeky grin:

kerry =)

ps: NUDGE.


Date: 2006-01-26 10:34 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Billy as Imp)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Well, I finished it. Catherine's read the end. You can go bug her for hints, if you'd like. ;D I'll put it up in a few days, when I've let it sit long enough that I can go back and be sure I'm happy with it.

I may be carrying a pole in opening and closing at SLO, but I think otherwise you'll let me off. ;D I hope.

Date: 2006-01-25 11:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daydreambeleevr.livejournal.com

heh. my thoughts exactly.

do you know how many parades we can do in a typical faire?

do you know how many faires thuri is gonna be stuck doing with me??

do you know how much i like being in charge?

la la la la la la la

kerry =)

Date: 2006-01-25 07:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] surreality-fan.livejournal.com


only one more... what can happen with just one more???

Date: 2006-01-25 08:47 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Only one more.

I have a feeling it'll be a very long part...

Date: 2006-01-25 01:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loozy.livejournal.com

It has to end well... Please, it has to... Those two are too perfect, and it can't end sad... It just can't!

Date: 2006-01-25 04:40 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
Um...It's always darkest before the dawn?


Date: 2006-01-25 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bam-a-lam.livejournal.com

Damn responsibilities! >_< I'm really interested to see how the last part turns out. ♥

Date: 2006-01-25 04:42 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I've already started writing it, I promise. And I know! Billy behaving himself, going off to do his duty...silly boy.

Date: 2006-01-25 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emma-took.livejournal.com
noooooo oh dear, and only one part left :(

its so brilliant

Date: 2006-01-25 04:43 pm (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
its so brilliant

Whee, thank you! I'm glad you think so!

And yep, it's actually really almost finished. Don't know if I've ever managed to do that with a WIP before...

Date: 2006-01-25 04:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] msgreengenes.livejournal.com
NO! You can't make this end bad! You can't!!

Please :( Or if you do, please put a warning on it when you post it, or just tell me now, because I really can't handle unhappy endings right now, especially not on this story :(

I've loved it, anyhoo. God stuff.


Date: 2006-01-27 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elmathelas.livejournal.com
however it ends, it's been a great story.

Date: 2006-01-27 04:47 am (UTC)
thuriweaver: (Siren's Song)
From: [personal profile] thuriweaver
I'm so glad you've enjoyed the ride!
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