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16 June 2007 @ 06:01 am
What're you thinking? PUB.  
That's it, I'm ficced out for now. Here's one more before I go.

Quel Genre de Film?
by Alouette Sparra
For: gypsyjr
Word Count: 750
Request: Danny/Nick romantic fluff, involving the new Die Hard movie. (Or if that's no good for you, the two of them discussing film sequels in general.) Ratingswise, pg-13 or R is cool.
Warnings: Just fluff. And a crossover-ish moment. But mostly fluff. I think the end gave me a cavity. I don’t think this even makes PG-13, but…

    “I promise you, Nic, this will be the best one yet!”

    Nicholas sighed. His partner’s enthusiasm was utterly irrepressible, and under most situations more infectious than bubonic plague. Right now, however, he had to say that he could not find it in him to be enthusiastic. Not when being faced with a sequel. Well, in this case, the third sequel. “Oh come on, Danny. It’s the fourth installment of a series. It’s statistically likely that it is nowhere near as good as the hype would lead you to believe.”

    “Nicholas D. Angel, I can not believe, in good faith, that you, as my partner, are dissing an action movie. Especially one with Bruce Willis!”

    “You know, trying to use my full name loses it’s effect when I know you don’t know my middle name.” Besides that, Nic was struggling to hold back a grin at Danny’s Bruce Willis fanboyishness. He wasn’t sure if that was even a word, but it was now, because it was the only word to describe Danny’s attitude.

    “Ah, fuck it. You’re still seeing it with me.”

    Nicholas groaned. As much as he could appreciate the action genre, he noted that the sequels were often sorely lacking in what had made the originals at least mildly enjoyable. Besides, he was not a movie person, and he particularly disliked movie theatres. “Danny. Really. It is not going to be all that great. It’s the fourth movie in a tetralogy. It just isn’t going to work.”

    “How would you know?”

    “Three words: The. Phantom. Menace.” Now that, and all movies following, had been an utter travesty. He’d been beyond disappointed. Unfortunately, they could not refund him his money because the movie had been complete and utter trash. Someone else had been complaining of the same thing at the same time, and the poor theatre manager had looked so confused. It was only once the manager finally refunded their money to get them to just shut up and go away (about two and an half hours later) that Nicholas had finally got a good look at his fellow plaintiff, as it were. He supposed there was a semblance, but he failed to see how the confusion had arose. The other man had introduced himself as Tim Bisley, and they’d hit it off quite well. Hadn’t seen eachother again after that. Shame.

    Danny rolled his eyes. “What’re you thinking? This is not Star Wars. This is Die Hard. With Bruce Willis. Bruce Willis. It has to be good.”

    “That being what Doris told me you said about the second and third Matrix movies, only replace ‘Bruce Willis’ with ‘Keanu Reeves’. No, it’s not going to be good. Actually, I‘m thinking pub, because I‘m probably going to need a few beers before I can make myself watch something that’s going to be so epically lousy. ”

    “What makes you so bloody sure? And stick within the same genre of film, if you please.”

    Nicholas paused to think. “Lethal Weapon 4. That was just ridiculous.”

    Okay, he was right about that one. Danny weighed the risks of letting him know that or disagreeing for the purposes of his point… Feck. “Okay, you’re right. That was on crack or something. But this has Bruce Willis.”

    “I know.”

    Danny paused to think. “Besides, not all sequels are lousy. Bad Boys II was better than Bad Boys.”

    Right then, Nicholas was forced to agree. “Fine. One sequel. I’m going to need more proof than that before I willingly see this one though.”

    Danny started laughing uncontrollably at that. Nicholas failed to see the humour in his statement, and mentioned such. Danny replied, “Then what’re you doing here with me at half two in the morning, standing in line for tickets to the opening show?”

    “I’m standing here because I love you,” Nic grumbled, “I don’t know why, but I do. That, and I was hoping your enthusiasm would be a little more catching. A day later, and still no effect, but I suppose I can cut my losses on that.”

    Slightly shocked that Nic would even mention their relationship in public, Danny totally ignored the fact that Nicholas was essentially saying that this was one of the unpleasant things someone would do for the one they loved, akin to a bloke going shopping with his girl or something like that. He couldn’t help but smile so widely he was sure his skull would split in half. Before Nicholas could react, he quickly grabbed his hand and entwined their fingers. “Glad you’re here,” he whispered.

    For the first time that day, Nicholas actually smiled. He blushed too, looking down as he did. “Me too, Danny, me too.”
Current Mood: tiredexhausted and cold
Red: Spaced - Tim Get Outredderz on June 16th, 2007 10:59 am (UTC)
Heeeeee. Cute! And... loved the Tim Bisley & Phantom Menace reference, SO MUCH. XD ♥
alouette_sparra: Angelalouette_sparra on June 16th, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)
I always figured there would be just one set of movies that Nicholas would like, and it would be the original Star Wars. As such, especially in a discussion of sequels... : )
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Red: Spaced - Tim Shazamredderz on June 16th, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC)
SPACED!!!1 If you haven't seen it you need to watch it NOW!

Excessive Kumquats: Tim and Daisyacidpenguin46 on June 16th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
“I’m standing here because I love you,” Nic grumbled, “I don’t know why, but I do.
*Squee* I loved this line. It was so sweet.

Awww. This was great. And I wonder, did Nick burn all of his Star Wars memorabilia as well?
Hippie Geek Girl: random - squeegypsyjr on June 16th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
Aaaaaaaah, this is perfect. Thanks. :D
in some realities: Just The Two Of Us  (HF)ladyames on June 16th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)
ahhhh... the inconspicuous crossover. lovely.

after all the trauma they've been dealing with because of us this is a very nice contrast. well done.

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(Anonymous) on June 16th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
This is Alouette Sparra
Quadrilogy probably isn't, but it works damnit, and I like it.

Land Before Time definitely. Worst thing is I loved those when I was little.

Haven't seen Pirates 3 yet. Am probably going to wait for the DVD and rent it from Blockbuster. Or I'll YouTube it and save the money.

Actually, since the period doesn't go with 'Keanu Reeves', it doesn't go inside those quotes. So what I've got there is right. Thanks for the suggestion, though.

I'd sign in, but my internet connection right now is very shaky...
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(Anonymous) on June 16th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)
Re: This is Alouette Sparra
SIGH! Nyuuuuu... The punctuation goes inside if it belongs to the quotation and outside otherwise. The full stop (period, whatever you want to call it) does not go with 'Keanu Reeves' it goes with the sentence. Ergo, it stays outside the quotation marks.

Example: (it uses double quotes, but the concept remains)
Carefree means "free from care or anxiety".

The full stop stays outside the quotation marks because it is par of the sentence, not part of the quote.
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(Anonymous) on June 16th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is British. Actually, I just wikipedia-ed it. I forgot. American grammar. *winces* I should remember this stuff, but most of my English teachers never picked up that I write British. The only one who did was my 9th grade teaher, and even then the only thing that bothered him was my spelling.

We aren't goofy. It's perfectly logical. If it's part of the quote it goes in, if it's not, then leave it out.

And to me, yours just looks like Happy Fun Red Pen Time.

Although, to tell the truth I'm not British. I'm a Delawarean, originally from the Pennsylvania T.
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(Anonymous) on June 16th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
Hooray for Happy Fun Red Pen Time!!!
(Anonymous) on June 16th, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC)
Just looked it up. It isn't a word according to Messrs Merriam and Webster...
alouette_sparraalouette_sparra on August 1st, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
But tetralogy is, so I fixed it.
roach_xx on June 17th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
Awww that was just adorable :)
And yay for the Spaced crossover!
I love how Nicholas thinks the same as Tim Bisley about The Phantom Menace. Don't know whether that was deliberate or not, but hey! That's just how obsessed I am haha! x33
alouette_sparra: Angelalouette_sparra on June 20th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
Very deliberate. Highly deliberate. Because I had serious lolz at the notion of a poor confused theatre manager being hounded by two almost identical guys who don't even realise it.

And Nicholas is a Sci-Fi fanboy, yes he is.
Skitz_phenom: HF - Mineskitz_phenom on June 18th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
So freakin' cute! I'm so behind on feedback for all the awesome Hot Fuzz fic on the comm, but I just love that it gives me the chance to come back and re-read! Cuz this? Adorable! And well worth the 2nd (and 3rd, etc...) re-through!

Such a sweet idea of Nick waiting - overnight even - to see a movie he doesn't even (probably) want to see, just because he knows it will make Danny happy. I love this little glimpse into their post-relationship lives.

Awesome shout out to Spaced. I've just gotten that on DVD and I can't wait to watch it someplace other than Youtube! (waiting for a new DVD player that's moddable to watch other region DVDs. AUGH!)

And I know other people have mentioned it, but this: “I’m standing here because I love you,” Nic grumbled, “I don’t know why, but I do. Is SO meltingly sweet. I can just hear that line being spoken and see Danny smiling that huge smile. (Strangely - I can also hear it in Simon's Michael Caine voice...odd - but it's been that kind of day.)

Lovely fic overall! Hope there's more to come!!