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21 March 2011 @ 06:34 pm
Prison Break - A Short Eternity  
Title: A Short Eternity
Author: clair_de_lune
Fandom: Prison Break
Characters: Michael/Lincoln
Category: Slash
Rating: PG-13/R
Warning: Incest
Word Count: ~ 465
Disclaimer: Not mine. Just borrowing them for a while.
Summary: It will last for as long as it will last. Qué serà serà as Lincoln put it.
Author’s Note: Initially written in French for miya_morana’s Sex Is Not the Enemy Challenge. Loosely based on this picture/prompt.

Many thanks to tuesdaeschild for the beta.

It will last for as long as it will last. Qué serà serà, as Lincoln – who knows what he's talking about since he experiences a permanently temporary way of life – put it. For now, it’s a few days-weeks-months of near perfection; they seem to want to keep going on ad vitam aerternam, even though they were doomed to come to an end even before they started. A short eternity. Michael relishes it as long as he can.

The Sundays are lazy and endless. The spring is warm but hasn’t morphed yet into a summery furnace. The apartment is ratty, and it will be stuffy and hellish in three months, but that doesn’t matter. Right now, the temperature in the living room is just about ideal for the two of them to hang around in their boxer shorts, from the morning ‘til the night of their lazy and endless Sundays. Lincoln is out of jail; Michael is out of the hell – purgatory, best case scenario – of foster care. There is nobody to bug them about what they should, can and cannot do; and they definitely shouldn’t spend their Sundays the way they do – nor a few week nights either, by the way.

The black leather of the couch creaks beneath Lincoln’s back – all in all, the couch is kind of nice, and Michael doesn’t want to know where or how Lincoln acquired it – and sticks to Michael’s knees. That too is perfect, perfectly fitting with everything else, the leather squeaking, and its moist suction that prevents them from moving too fast.

Lincoln watches Michael lie down on top of him, and he parts his legs to welcome him, one hand on the small of his back – as if Michael was about to try and escape him... Torso to torso, stomach to stomach, skin to skin, and the supple muscles of Linc’s chest under his mouth. The kiss is almost chaste. It’s almost always the case. It almost never goes further. It almost never tips into something else. Michael often thinks that this is what they actually need: just a bit more intimacy than morality and good sense might approve.

Of course, there are also the lazy and endless Sundays when Lincoln’s hand gets heavier on the small of Michael’s back, his thighs squeeze Michael’s hips tighter, his words are dirtier and more demanding in Michael’s ear. With the tip of his tongue, Michael draws a line up to Lincoln’s jaw and follows its strong line to the chin. The kiss is a lot less chaste, this time around; less chaste too, the way they sigh and shift against each other.

More seconds seemingly wanting to last forever, even as he and Linc try to reach and push away at the same time the line they’re heading towards; another short eternity.


--Comments are always welcome.
Current Mood: weirdweird
The female version of Rob Gordon: pb: mike/linc passion and intensityfreaky_nea on March 21st, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
So lovely and sensitive!
Clair de Lune: pb - brothers4clair_de_lune on March 24th, 2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot :)
That chewbacca sized lattevelvetburrs on March 22nd, 2011 09:31 am (UTC)
Such a wonderfully warm moment. I love it!
Clair de Lune: pb - brothers4clair_de_lune on March 24th, 2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you. So glad you liked it :)
Maz (or foxxy!): Beautiful Boystuesdaeschild on March 22nd, 2011 12:33 pm (UTC)
The picture that inspired this has certainly planted a lovely little image in my head!! A pretty skinny teenage Michael and a rather more muscular but still not adult Lincoln making out on a black leather sofa! It's a rather pretty image!

I believe I've already metioned this is hot...but just in case - this is hot!!

Clair de Lune: pb - brothers4clair_de_lune on March 24th, 2011 08:26 pm (UTC)
To be fair, I kept in mind and used the situation and the settings more than the body types themselves :-p That said, said body types made me write the characters a bit younger than I usually do (Michael just being out of foster care probably means he's around 18). In any case, happy you enjoyed the ficlet \o/

I believe I've already metioned this is hot...
You have *g* In my mind, it felt somewhat cute - as cute as this can be, given their familial bond - and bittersweet, but indeed, the last part at least is definitly smuttier than the rest.

Maz (or foxxy!): A Little Joytuesdaeschild on March 25th, 2011 10:46 am (UTC)
It wasn't difficult for me to substitute much younger Lincoln and Michael for the boys in the picture. :) And Michael just out of foster care at 18 sounds about right.

There was definitely cute in there even in light of the familial bond. Certainly bittersweet. And some lovely not-in-your-face smut!

*hugs back*

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on March 22nd, 2011 07:20 pm (UTC)
Fascinating little snippet, and I loved this line:

who knows what he's talking about since he experiences a permanently temporary way of life

That's still true for Lincoln, and it's also a vicious circle. His tendency to be impulsive, to think about "now" instead of "consequences," is why he keeps getting into trouble with the law. And as a result, his time out of prison always seems like a respite from his inevitable return.

One note: tatty is a British word, not an American one. ;) It's "ratty" or "tattered" in the U.S.

Going back to look at your notes, I really like how this fits in with the prompt, too. :)
Maz (or foxxy!)tuesdaeschild on March 23rd, 2011 10:20 am (UTC)
Oops!! Tatty is my fault! Don't blame the author! *grins sheepishly*
Clair de Lune: avengersclair_de_lune on March 24th, 2011 08:36 pm (UTC)
You BE speaking lady! ;)
Maz (or foxxy!): Ooops!tuesdaeschild on March 25th, 2011 10:41 am (UTC)
*shuffles feet in embarrassment* Sorry! ;)
Clair de Lune: ecriture1clair_de_lune on March 27th, 2011 05:35 pm (UTC)
Actually, I had to look it up on wordreference.com because I didn't know the word, and the website said that ratty (BE) → grumpy and ratty (AE) → shabby. Bad wordreference.com!
Maz (or foxxy!): Sweet Boytuesdaeschild on March 31st, 2011 10:45 am (UTC)
The English language is an odd creature...we could throw in Austalian English, New Zealand English, Canadian English, Caribbean English...we all have different words for different things so it's no surprise it's confusing for everyone, including ourselves!

So ratty is grumpy! I kind of knew that but it's not a word that I tend to use. *g*
Clair de Lune: pb - brothers4clair_de_lune on March 24th, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
Pre-series Michael seemed to have a rather assured pattern of life; pre-series Lincoln seemed to resort to expedients. The irony is that it was at least partially caused by his will to get the money to send Michael to college, and that in the end Michael will totally derailed from said assured pattern.

On a more 'stylistic' note, it made me smile that you picked that sentence because my first translation was awkward, and my lovely beta suggested a re-write.

Going back to look at your notes, I really like how this fits in with the prompt, too.
Thank you. I know it sounds dumb, but the hair threw me out a bit and ended up focusing on the situation and the settings, and not really taking the body types into account. it's nice to know it works nonetheless.

PS: thank you for the tip. I changed the word and americanized their flat apartment! ;)

Thank you :)