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13 January 2013 @ 05:30 pm
Prison Break - Upper Hand, Lost Battle  
Title: Upper Hand, Lost Battle
Author: clair_de_lune
Fandom: Prison Break
Characters: Michael, Mahone (Michael/Mahone-ish)
Category: Slash-y
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~ 255
Disclaimer: Not mine. Just borrowing them for a while.
Summary: Mahone handcuffs Michael. (Season 2)
Author’s note: I usually don't write Michael/Mahone in any way, shape or form, but this was for tuesdaeschild.

Thanks to tuesdaeschild for the read-through.

“Not too tight, Michael?”

Mahone’s voice is almost friendly under the triumphant tone.

Michael barely throws him a nasty glance and doesn’t utter a word. It was an honest question and Mahone wishes Michael understood this, understood that Mahone doesn’t want to hurt him if he can avoid it. It would be counterproductive and lacking... something. Yes, Mahone wants the upper hand on his prey but even more than that, he wants to get him, to delve into his brain and pick it – him – apart. What good would too-tight handcuffs do? Michael already went through way worse for his brother than metal chafing his wrists.

Mahone secures the chain of the handcuffs with his left hand and slips his right forefinger under the cold steel, on the inside of Michael’s wrist. The skin is warm and so baby-soft there, Mahone would swear he can almost feel the lines and the swirls of the tattoos on his fingertip.

He moves his finger from right to left and back, once, twice, loses the count, and stops.


Never good to lose track of anything as long as Scofield is involved.

Michael looks at him, now; he watches him, piercing eyes trained on his face and the hint of a smile curling his lips. Observing, analyzing, processing. Curious, amused, cunning. No wonder Sara Tancredi, Henry Pope and others fell into his traps.

Mahone roughly yanks on the chain of the handcuffs, but it’s useless. It’s worse than useless: not only has he lost that particular battle, but he just admitted that he did.

Current Mood: okayokay
JJ: wm20jolietjones on January 14th, 2013 04:12 pm (UTC)
Excellent! So nice to read Michael/Mahone again. It's been a long time. :)
Clair de Lune: pb - michael mahoneclair_de_lune on January 14th, 2013 05:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB Casthalfshellvenus on January 14th, 2013 09:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love the conclusion to this especially:

It’s worse than useless: not only has he lost that particular battle, but he just admitted that he did.

He got pulled into Michael's magnetism, lost in it for a moment, and in a game where both players battle with puzzles, he's already let his guard down too long.

Clair de Lune: pb - michael2clair_de_lune on January 20th, 2013 04:59 pm (UTC)
To be honest, I don't like Michael/Mahone but even I have to admit they had a special chemistry, especially in the second season.

Michael is always quick to use an opponent's weaknesses, and with an opponent like Mahone, he has to use anything he can, right?

Thanks a lot. I'm glad you liked it :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: MichaelInBarshalfshellvenus on January 20th, 2013 07:09 pm (UTC)
I feel the same way about that pairing. There was definitely a certain spark and potential there, but they're not my OTP. I wrote my one epic Michael/Mahone for one of the PB fic exchanges, because I felt I had one good story for that in me. But that's pretty much all. ;)
Myrmyr_juhl on February 5th, 2013 08:57 am (UTC)
Clever. Obviously more battles to lose ahead.
Clair de Lune: origami - canardclair_de_lune on February 9th, 2013 07:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading and commenting. Glad you liked it :D
MF Luder: POI Rinchmf_luder_xf on June 7th, 2016 08:21 am (UTC)
Yes, lovely. Great imagery. Speaks to the delicious cat-and-mouse they had in S2.
Clair de Lune: pb - michael3clair_de_lune on June 9th, 2016 07:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot :D