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16 October 2011 @ 11:06 am
Prison Break - Quality of the Sheets  
Title: Quality of the Sheets
Author: clair_de_lune
Fandom: Prison Break
Pairing: Michael/Sara
Category: Het
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~ 360
Summary: The quality of the sheets doesn’t matter as much as it used to. (Post-series, alternate canon)
Author’s Note: A small, slightly early ficlet for msgenevieve’s birthday *hugs*

Many thanks to tuesdaeschild for the beta.

The fabric is creased, moist from the heavy night air, and tangled around his legs. He twists it a bit more and revels in the sensation.

The quality of the sheets doesn’t matter as much as it used to – neither do the blankets nor the pillows for that matter, but that’s not the point right now. The point is, no more softer-than-silk Egyptian cotton sheets; not in abundant supply around here anyway.

“Showiest sheets ever, Mike,” Lincoln told him once years ago, back in Chicago, considering the most expensive bedding he’d ever seen and not impressed in the slightest. “And yet, you have nobody you love between them. Not to mention your fucking insomnia thing.” Always classy, and always straight to the point, his brother. Michael gave him a haughty, cold glance, but he didn’t answer. There was nothing to say.

Sheets these days are ordinary white cotton. He’s never slept better; insomnia has gone with the pretentious Egyptian cotton.

Sara is warm and smooth between the plain sheets, still half asleep right next to him; tanned skin flushed from sleep and other night activities. She stretches out and mumbles about creepy people watching their spouse sleep, shifts on the mattress and snuggles up into him. The sheets are already rumpled, and she adds to their messiness when she pulls on them, wraps them around her, tugs them under her arms. It’s a valiant yet unsuccessful and unnecessary attempt to cover her breasts.

For a few seconds, he admires how the thin fabric is partly veiled around her hips and stomach, hugging succulent curves so tightly he envies it. When she blinks at him and asks, “What’s the matter?” with mischief crinkling her eyes, he yanks on the sheets with a careful roughness and dives for the crook of her neck. He licks and kisses and nips the delicate flesh until she gasps and holds him closer, urges his mouth lower and arches up. He nuzzles her breastbone. Just one of the many spots where her skin is softer than any absurd Egyptian cotton sheet. Just one of the many aspects of her that make things he used to value more than useless – superfluous.

Current Mood: lazylazy
Genevieve: the little things by sezmsgenevieve on October 16th, 2011 09:39 am (UTC)

Sheets these days are ordinary white cotton. He’s never slept better; insomnia has gone with the pretentious Egyptian cotton.

Oh, you are good. *hugs you*

Thank you so much.

Clair de Lune: divers - birthdayclair_de_lune on October 16th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I hope you have a nice birthday and a not too rough... oh, let's be crazy, a peaceful upcoming year *hugs*
Maz (or foxxy!): Scylla Kisstuesdaeschild on October 16th, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
Michael throws his up-tightness and snobbery out of the window!! It must be love!!

And trust Lincoln to tell it how it is!! :)

Clair de Lune: pb - michael saraclair_de_lune on October 16th, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
You can always count on Lincoln - and probably Sara too, now - to drag Michael down his high horse ;)
Maz (or foxxy!): Scylla Kisstuesdaeschild on October 17th, 2011 11:28 am (UTC)
You're right! Brother's Keeper Michael certainly has been brought down to earth by first Lincoln and now Sara!! :D
charlie: PB - Linc Toilet Papertinybluefishy on October 18th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
This is lovely I enjoyed the fact that Lincoln is the one who is the most unimpressed about the sheets it's so typical old michael trying to show how far he's come from where he was and Lincoln asking him what the point is when he had no one there to share it with.
Michael and Sara in bed is just lovely, also loving the fact that she calls him on it being creepy to watch your partner sleep because I agree lol
Clair de Lune: pb - michael sara 2clair_de_lune on October 18th, 2011 06:53 pm (UTC)
Michael changed quite a bit between pre-series, season 1 and season 4 (and alternate canon post-series but sadly, this is only in my head ;)). This was the opportunity to dwell a bit on it through a little thing like fancy or not so fancy sheets - and okay, it also was the chance to write some fluffy Michael/Sara.

Thank you for reading and commenting. So glad you liked it :)