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28 April 2009 @ 11:14 pm
three lost ficlets (all jack/juliet) for the alphabet meme  
Title: Hunger Strike
Rating: PG
Pairing: Jack/Juliet
Words: 329
Summary: Jack’s lips are thin and forceful upon hers, the opposite of that first time which was also the last until a minute ago; he kisses her like he’s starving for it and she can’t not meet it, not when she has hoped for this for… three or thirty years. Doesn’t matter.
Spoilers: for 5x13, Some Like It Hoth.
Disclaimer: not mine. I wish. I wish..
A/N: for prettybutt who wanted kiss. Title blatantly stolen from Temple Of The Dog.

He had to fall from the sky and turn her life upside down when it was at its most miserable, and then get back into it the same way when it actually was somewhat working.

Or maybe it wasn’t.

Maybe she really hadn’t moved on; what she knows is that Sawyer is helping Kate bringing Ben to his salvation (and their doom, probably) because she asked him to and she’s up against the wall of the room in the school where they teach first grade, Jack’s mouth on hers, her wrists pinned under his hands. She hadn’t even put up much of a resistance, much to her shame. Not that it matters.

Jack’s lips are thin and forceful upon hers, the opposite of that first time which was also the last until a minute ago; he kisses her like he’s starving for it and she can’t not meet it, not when she has hoped for this for… three or thirty years. Doesn’t matter.

His tongue plunges into her mouth and she literally jumps on him; her legs hook around his waist, knocking down that broom he uses to mop the floor. Her hands grip his jumpsuit as he holds her up; his hand which isn’t behind her back creeps under her shirt. She sighs and moans into the kiss, feeling horrible and ashamed because she should stop this, but she won’t, and if he’s starved for it, then hunger was killing her. She wants to touch him everywhere and push him away and curl into him on a bed and she wants for him to suffer because he left and allowed her to fall for someone else when she never had the chance to be with him before moving on.

And then it slows down and his lips move with a certain reverence and they tremble; hers do, too, as she crushes him to her and the long, strong fingers of his hand tangle and thread in her hair.

End.

Title: The Week Before Moving Day
Rating: PG
Pairing: Jack/Juliet
Words: 339
Summary: She gives a good tip to both the workers who brought the bed up to the sixth floor; when it’s set, even if bare of everything except the mattress, she looks at it fondly, as it stands alone in what will be their bedroom in a short while.
Spoilers: meh, this is a total AU where they were all rescued in S3. Or something. Just pretend S4/5/the 3 finale never happened.
Disclaimer: not mine, this would happen.
A/N: for coffeecrisp7, who wanted empty and I promptly used an angst prompt for shameless romance. But I couldn't do angst anymore.

Jack is at work when the bed arrives; she takes the afternoon off to be there.

The whole apartment (not too big, not too narrow) is completely empty; nothing that surprising, since they had to do some reparations before moving in and electricity still isn’t working. But they had wanted the bed to be there first before moving at all.

She gives a good tip to both the workers who brought the bed up to the sixth floor; when it’s set, even if bare of everything except the mattress, she looks at it fondly, as it stands alone in what will be their bedroom in a short while.

After some two minutes, she decides that it’s time to get down to work and opens the suitcase she brought with her. She takes out a set of sheets, a light cover and a couple of pillows. She knows it’s all wasted time because they’ll have to remove them when it’s time to move, but she just can’t resist. She makes the bed carefully, the light blue of the sheets pairing the lilac of the cover. When it’s done it looks lovely, she thinks. It’s a splash of delicate colors in the otherwise bare room and she just can’t wait to spend her nights here permanently.

She takes out her cellphone, noticing that it’s getting dark and she really should go, there won’t be light anymore in a short while, when someone knocks on the door. Well, of course, the doorbell still doesn’t work.

Juliet opens the door to find Jack in front of her, wearing his black suit with that red shirt she’s especially fond of, a couple of bags of Chinese take-out in his hands.

“Hey.”

“Hey. I thought we could just… well, spend the night here. You made the bed, right?”

“Yes, but you know there’s no electricity, right?”

“Why, do we need it?” he asks smiling just slightly, and Juliet shakes her head and kisses him slowly as he gets in and closes the door behind him.

End.

Title: Eighteen-Hour Drive
Rating: PG
Pairing: Jack/Juliet
Words: 505
Summary: I wanted to ask you to take the rest of the day off and go with me to Seattle.
Spoilers: argh. This implies that Nirvana!Jack happened but that S5 never happened. Just let's pretend they rescued them normally and go as AU as possible.
Disclaimer: not mine, this would have happened already-
A/N: for neated, who wanted notice. This is definitely not what you were expecting probably. *hides* By the way, if the reference was obscure, Sub Pop is was Nirvana's first record company (and well, actually the first record company of every serious grunge group I guess, or almost).

Juliet is doing her paperwork on a pretty calm Friday, half an hour before her lunch, when the door of her office opens and Jack gets in, looking less tired than usual and still in his scrubs.

“Hi. Aren’t you on shift?” she asks, a bit surprised. Sometimes he joins her at lunch, but he usually is busy, at this time of the day.

“Yeah. But it’s a slow day. Right?”

“I can’t say the contrary. So, you wanted to drop for a chat?”

“Yes. No. I wanted to ask you to take the rest of the day off and go with me to Seattle.”

What?”

“Why not? We get on the car now, we’re there in one day.”

“And why would you want to go to Seattle?” she asks even if she knows the answer well enough.

“Oh, come on, I’ve been telling you I wanted to go there since we were back.”

“Yes, to go visit the Sub Pop of all places?”

“Well, that specialized record shop I’ve told you about too, actually. I just want to visit, you know.”

“And you want to go now.”

“Yes, now.”

“Fine. Who are you and what have you done with Jack Shephard?”

“It’s me. Really. Come on, it’s a vacation.”

“It’s a eighteen-hour drive if we get lucky.”

“I know.”

“We’re not college students.”

“Never said we were.”

“I don’t even like grunge music.”

“There’s the coffee.”

“We didn’t pack.”

“We have something in the locker room and we can pick whatever else we need on the way.”

“Jack, it’s completely short notice. You never do anything on short notice.”

“There’s a first time for everything.”

“You’re really serious.”

“I am. Come on, you know you want it.”

And the problem is that he’s serious; Juliet still doesn’t get how can Jack like grunge music, but he’s smiling at her and it’s almost contagious and before she knows it she has made the call and her weekend is free.

He waits for her on the doorstep; she raises an eyebrow and she’s still unable to stop smiling.

“I can’t believe we’re doing this. You drive, I hope.”

“Sure. So, see you outside in fifteen minutes?”

She nods and can’t help smiling as he pulls her in for a kiss which lasts longer than it should; she knows that maybe he’s also half-apologizing because grunge is what she’ll hear on the car until they get to Seattle, but in truth, what’s in comparison with that delicious shot of adrenaline running down her back? She hasn’t done such a thing since she went on one similar trip with Rachel ages ago, they still were students, except that they had gone to Graceland and it was pretty much a letdown. Well, this time it might not be, and she really can’t complain if Jack finally understood that short notice isn’t definitely a bad thing. And if she gets tired of grunge, which is probably going to happen before they even get there, he’s right, there’s still the coffee.

End.
 
 
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the female ghost of tom joad: lost jack/julietjanie_tangerine on April 28th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
The first is probably the best one but then again I had angst in me just for one. ;) Thanks so much for reading, glad you liked them! And yeah, in that scene there definitely was UST going on.
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the female ghost of tom joad: lost jack/julietjanie_tangerine on April 28th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
OMG now I'm blushing like a mad woman. THAAAAAAAAANK YOU, YOU KNOW I HEARTS YOU TOO. ;) AND YOU KNOW I LOVE THIS SHIP TOO. ♥

That about the shower scene, sister. They HAD to make out right there. Sadly they did not and it was a shame but one does what she can.

And ha, thanks so much for the other two because I usually don't do that sort of AU often but really, I took the only romantic prompt and made it angsty so I figured I could take the angsty ones and turn them the other way. I didn't have it in me today to make them angst. ;) Thanks so much again, this totally made my evening. ;) ♥
twixcoffeecrisp7 on April 28th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!

First of all, the one you wrote from my prompt was perfect. I always wondered what would have happened if Jack and Juliet got off the island in the sub in Season 3, and this was perfect :D

The kiss prompt ♥ Great story, and I totally wish Jack and Juliet had made up and done this instead of having an off-screen scene with coffee.

And the last one was so... Jack and Juliet! It was perfect! I love Juliet, analyzing him as always, and Jack just going with the flow.

YAY! ♥
the female ghost of tom joad: lost julietjanie_tangerine on April 28th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
You're welcome, much glad to comply!

Good to hear you liked yours because it really was completely twisting the prompt, but I had had enough angst and I was feeling like making them happy for once. Argh, why can't it end like that? *sigh* *hopes it does*

Word about the making out. Well, I'd have loved it to happen. *sigh* Damn, fix things, show.

Oh, thanks also for the last one! I was kind of going with the flow there too so it totally makes me happy to hear it. Thanks again! ♥
Phelipa: juliet surgeryphelipa on April 28th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've ever read your Jack/Juliet before and now I'm wondering why! These are absolutely fabulous! I love the first one, and the fact that they were in the first grade classroom made me smirk. The second one was the sweetest thing ever and it was quite unique, I can't say I've ever read a fic about someone getting a bed delivered ;) The third one was my favourite - I love the idea of them going on a road trip and I really enjoyed the off-island relationship (in the second on as well). I had forgotten how much I liked Jack/Juliet, thank you!!
the female ghost of tom joad: lost julietjanie_tangerine on April 29th, 2009 08:01 am (UTC)
Oh, thanks so much, you're too nice to me really!

Ha, first graders know more than they let on, right? I just wanted it to be as awkward a location as possible. ;) It's too good to hear about the second because I was seriously worrying about overdoing the sweet stuff, but it's not like they're getting many lately. The third... hee, I have a thing for it. Especially because I like grunge!Jack but I just couldn't resist it. Thank you so much again!
Crissy the office lady: Jacket_scrubsneuroticris on April 29th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
Great drabbles. I especially love the last one. Makes me smile to see my Jacket happy.
the female ghost of tom joad: lost jack/julietjanie_tangerine on April 29th, 2009 07:53 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! Eh, it makes me so, too. *sigh* How I wish they got something similar. Thanks again!
condoms, sexual lubricant, vagitine, & blueberries: that's not how the story endsprettybutt on April 29th, 2009 01:11 am (UTC)

Jack’s lips are thin and forceful upon hers, the opposite of that first time which was also the last until a minute ago; he kisses her like he’s starving for it and she can’t not meet it, not when she has hoped for this for… three or thirty years. Doesn’t matter.


MYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY GUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

sweet stuff you have made the best day ever..THEEEE BEST DAY EVER!!! I loved all three of these, but mmine the best. I am off to reread it and bask in the hotness-thank you so much!!!

Edited at 2009-04-29 01:12 am (UTC)
the female ghost of tom joad: lost jack/julietjanie_tangerine on April 29th, 2009 07:52 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks so much! ♥♥♥

If I made your day then definitely pleased here. ;) ;) We need some of it, right? Thanks again!!
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the female ghost of tom joad: lost jack/julietjanie_tangerine on April 29th, 2009 07:22 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for reading, glad you liked them! And the first probably is my favorite so yay. ;)
Sunny: Lost Jack/Julietsunny_serenity on April 29th, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)
Okay, I think I love all three of these equally. The First cos omg!hawt!angstyness. The Second cos they've definitely got priorities. The Third cos it's unbelievably cute and being a music geek this totally happens when my music hunting itch bothers me. WIN! Cos Sub Pop is so much love. Their catalog has really grown within the last few years.

Edited at 2009-04-29 07:16 am (UTC)
the female ghost of tom joad: lost nirvana!jackjanie_tangerine on April 29th, 2009 07:20 am (UTC)
Sub Pop is so awesome! And well, grunge!fan Jack is the best thing that happened in the flashforwards IMHO, or close to it. Yeah, well, I'm partial. Very partial.

And thanks so much, I'm definitely glad to hear you liked them! And yeah, they got priorities! ;) Thanks again!
felixen: jacketfelixen on April 29th, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
Ooooh! Loved all of them. Thank you! :)
the female ghost of tom joad: lost jack/julietjanie_tangerine on April 29th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading, glad that you did!
weehobbit: LOST -- jack/juliet - saving smilesweehobbit on April 29th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, these are so lovely! The first one made my heart go aflutter!! <3 And hehe, love the domestic Juliet. It made me grin so hard to see Juliet happy and making the bed. Oh, Jules. And if Jacket comes to Seattle I'm going to stalk them! Or make them coffee xD
the female ghost of tom joad: lost nirvana!jackjanie_tangerine on April 29th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! Domestic is always one of my favorite things to write so glad that you liked her here, I was just wanting to avoid angst lol. ;) And HA, MAKE THEM COFFEE! And bring Jack to Sub Pop, he'll be electrified to say the least!
valhalla37valhalla37 on April 29th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I love the second one especially -- all the little details and how much atmosphere and emotion you manage to pack into such a short scene. Perfect!
the female ghost of tom joad: lost faradayjanie_tangerine on April 29th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! The second was the one worrying me most actually so yay, this made my evening. ;) Thank you again!
L: {lost} jack/juliet; bathroomneated on April 29th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
OMG not what I had in mind indeed, but a hundred times better. It was such a sweet scene to imagine. ♥ And you know I love Nirvana!Jack. (OMGsomeone force me to finish that Jack fanmix...)

The first one blew me away. OMG it's so gorgeous. And hot. And intense and OMG I love it. ♥
the female ghost of tom joad: lost jack/julietjanie_tangerine on April 29th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
(And someone force me to revise the Nirvana!Jack fic mix I've been writing for two months, but maybe I'll get on to it when I'm back.. maybe. ;) )

Thanks so much, I'm really happy that you liked it! I just ran away with it but I didn't have any angst left in me after that first one. ♥ Thanks again!
elliotsmelliot: Jack Julietelliotsmelliot on April 30th, 2009 01:13 pm (UTC)
How interesting! I like how in each scene Jack wears a different costume - his Dharma jumpsuit, the black suit, and scrubs, and each represents a different verision of Jack. The Juliets are equally different, except they each throw caution to the wind on different levels. Great work!
the female ghost of tom joad: lost jack/julietjanie_tangerine on May 4th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I don't know why I went and used all the angsty prompts for romantic but I just didn't want more angst than necessary. I like my Jack diversified, what can I say? ;) Thank you again, glad you liked them!
missy_useless: juliet/jackmissy_useless on May 7th, 2009 12:48 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I'm so, so sorry for being so late. :(

Anyway, these three ficlets are so gorgeous and exactly what I needed. Awesome! I think my favourite is the first one (I practically died while reading it - it's so powerful and perfect and aah, kill me), but the other two are wonderful, too - because OMG, happy Jack/Juliet. *squee* *draws hearts around them* You did a fabulous job, sweetie!
the female ghost of tom joad: lost jack/julietjanie_tangerine on May 7th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, don't worry, I still have one of yours I'll be totally late reading. ;)

And thanks so much! I think I like the first better too even if the third hits one of my favorite things about Jack, so yay, I'm so happy if I killed you! ;) And yeah, the world needs more happy J/J. Indeed. Thanks so much again! ♥