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Fic: Non Semper Erit Aestas (NC-17 | Will/Jay/Tyler)

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Aug. 19th, 2007 | 02:27 pm
posted by: lonelywalker in traveler_slash

TITLE: Non Semper Erit Aestas
AUTHOR: lonelywalker
FANDOM: Traveler
RATING: NC-17
SUMMARY: Will watches.


Non Semper Erit Aestas

1.

Will watches.

It is May, and the coffee table is littered with exam schedules and Coke-stained lawbooks. Tyler Fog wanders in and out of frame, his pace purposeful, his movements jerky, cellphone at his ear. He flips hair out of his eyes like a petulant teenage model, and pouts.

Will's slouched, sprawled over the couch. But for one sneaker-clad foot sticking up, he might be the couch itself, all rumpled and soft and comfortable. They forget he's there, most of the time.

Jay dashes in from the street, his loafers slapping against the wooden floor, running to pick up a book. He waves at Tyler, and casts a cynical gaze at the camera as an afterthought. Jason Burchell: attorney-at-law.

Will rewinds, and plays.


2.

Will watches.

There's a sound of a closing door in the background, faint but audible, the scraping of wood against wood. In the foreground, there is water. Will's shoulders are braced against the bathroom door. In the absence of a tripod, it'll have to do.

He admires the blurring of it all. The confusion of sounds and images, all washed together behind the shower curtain.

A moan, or a cry of pain... Skin... Hands...

He feels like Hitchcock. It's all suggestion. But he feels it anyway.

A hand creeps to the stiff outline in his pants.

Will rewinds, and plays.


3.

Will watches.

The sweat on Jay's back is almost too perfect to be real. They'll never believe it.

Tyler's too pretty, head laid against the stark blackness of Jay's pubic hair. It might work better in monotone.

Will's erection, anticipated, unplanned, is breaking the flow of the film. Jay turns, and sees him.

"Don't you know," Will says, and his voice is choked, unrehearsed. "Don't you know you never look at the camera?"

Lips close over him. A cliffhanger effect.

Will rewinds, and plays.


4.

Will watches.

Fire licks the film, crumples the tapes. It will be monotone, then blurred, then utterly dark. A study in boredom Warhol would kill for.

There is a map by his fingertips, a route laid out in red magic marker.

It's all far too linear. But this is how it is.

There is laughter in the hallway, some shouted call from Jay. Will glances towards the door.

The evidence is gone. They will never piece these days together again.

It will be his great, lost masterpiece.

Will picks up his camera, and starts to record.

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Comments {12}

jerry sizzler

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from: skypipe
date: Aug. 19th, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)
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Wow. Really liked how you wrote this, almost poetic in a way. Lovely job. *grins*

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lonelywalker

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from: lonelywalker
date: Aug. 20th, 2007 04:12 am (UTC)
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Thanks very much for reading :-)

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Remy

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from: eros494
date: Aug. 20th, 2007 05:50 am (UTC)
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Gorgeous! Very unique in it's own right. *goes into memories*

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lonelywalker

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from: lonelywalker
date: Aug. 20th, 2007 07:20 am (UTC)
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Aww, thanks :-D

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Logos_00

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from: logos_00
date: Aug. 20th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC)
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Yay, as always, for more Traveler! I love the sparse tone here, very effective emotionally. Poor Will at the end -- sooo good!

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lonelywalker

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from: lonelywalker
date: Aug. 21st, 2007 07:52 am (UTC)
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Yay for icons that reference The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. And possibly Dirk Gently? o_O

Thanks!

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Logos_00

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from: logos_00
date: Aug. 21st, 2007 12:47 pm (UTC)
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YES! It is Dirk Gently!! ILU so much. The spaceship isn't quite right, but it was the closest I could get.

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Alyssa

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from: pyrokitten77
date: Aug. 21st, 2007 05:06 am (UTC)
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I love how you started every one of them with "Will watches." It's great! Feel free to write more Traveler slash. :D

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lonelywalker

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from: lonelywalker
date: Aug. 21st, 2007 07:54 am (UTC)
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I think he had a camera in pretty much all of the flashbacks - it's not hard to see Will the Voyeur ;-)

Thanks!

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lonelywalker

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from: lonelywalker
date: Aug. 21st, 2007 08:02 am (UTC)
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Thanks very much :-) One of things I really enjoyed about the series was Tyler's progression from spoiled kid to a more adult and responsible person.

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recsforzombies

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from: recsforzombies
date: Aug. 30th, 2007 05:48 am (UTC)
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You are AWESOME. This eases the pain of cancellation just a little bit. Please write more for this series some day. This is my OT3, and at least the show supported that, in a way. They are so damn hot.

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lonelywalker

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from: lonelywalker
date: Sep. 2nd, 2007 09:56 am (UTC)
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Thank you very much :-D I hope that there will continue to be fic in this fandom. The three hot boys deserve it (without even mentioning the rest of the cast).

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