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Will/Tyler (implied) Catalyst.

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Jul. 4th, 2007 | 12:46 pm
posted by: sasword in traveler_slash

Title: Catalyst.
Fandom: Traveler
Pairing: Will/Tyler (implied) Mentions of Jay/Kim.
Spoilers: Not much, but possibly 1.03
Rating: PG (contains beer and implied slash XD)
A/N: Not much, just to say this is for my friend Zenfu and I'm sorry for any errors - I'm stressed. Promise those drabbles soon!


Jay had been studiously ignoring the two of them for over a half hour. Concealed behind the weathered cover of a textbook that had been gathering dust upon Tyler’s neglected desk until he rescued it, the law student was doing a fine job of pretending to be immersed in the intricacies of domestic violence procedures in court.

It was just as comprehensive an avoidance technique as that which Will had also employed, perhaps inadvertently as his fingers flew over the keyboard of his laptop where it was sitting upon legs bolstered by the coffee table in front of their unfeasibly large television. Carlton’s calm, yet fervent insistence that his son was to be separated from the sum of their hereditary wealth and taught honest values along with the true value of that money should have meant that upon the day the three of them moved in gifts as lavish as the television was shouldn’t have been sitting in their spacious lounge, but it appeared even men like Mr. Fog had their limits.

Where the senior Fog was a portrait of stoicism, business oriented detachment from the emotional; the overblown Tyler could be considered his polar opposite. Especially when several bottles of cut price beer were compelling him to attempt to foist Will’s laptop onto the floor so he could sprawl out along the length of the sofa.

Jay’s eyes crept over the top of the pages, but he didn’t say a word to counter any of their good-natured tussling.

And of course, eventually, because Will was just as incapable of denying Tyler when his honey hued hair was flopping in his eyes and he’d mistakenly chosen one of Jay’s t-shirts that didn’t quite sit right upon his pampered frame; Ty ended up with his head cushioned upon Will’s cotton clad thigh and a superior smile tugging at the corners of his lips that might’ve been insufferable coming from anyone else.

But Will’s laughter just trickled through the room and they both indulged him some more.


Sleep had come to constitute a distant memory, feathered pillows, crinkled sheets that carried the lingering scent of Will’s aftershave and spilt liquor. It would’ve been easier for Tyler to list the areas of him that didn’t ache, that weren’t daubed with purple blooms, scrapes and grime that five minute motel room showers couldn’t hope to shift. He watched Jay, wondered where he got his energy from, motivation that never seemed to flag, darting from one lead to the next with the skilled eye of what was to have been a professional.

Then he’d remember Kim. The soft tumble of her hair and an easy, uncomplicated smile that had never communicated anything other than warmth and fondness for his friend.

As they stood upon the station platform at Deer Harbour, getting slowly saturated with the stench of exhaust and coast salt the sight of Will, innocuously exiting his car as if he owned it was about the last thing he was ready for. It took Jay’s hands, tightly wound around the fabric at his shoulder as he leant forward and yelled over the noise of an impending train until it swept past and obliterated their view, to rouse his senses.

And suddenly Tyler knew that catalyst for his own motivation was Will. It always had been.

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from: minttown1
date: Jul. 4th, 2007 01:06 pm (UTC)

This is quite good.

I love the contrast between Tyler and his father. It may be an obvious character point, but you articulate it wonderfully.

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from: typhon_9
date: Jul. 4th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)

Oh, this is really lovely. I've been soo waiting for some will/tyler, and you've delivered wonderfully.
Your descriptions are wonderful. So lyrical.

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from: boggie
date: Jul. 4th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)

Very nice, simple yet eloquent. Lovely writing!
Hope to see more like this soon :)

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from: biting_moopie
date: Feb. 1st, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)

Fantastic! Love the last line.

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from: oximore
date: Sep. 3rd, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)


(this was beautiful & subtle, I loved it)

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