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Home Run (Reese/Finch) (Epilogue) - not explicit, no warnings

[personal profile] astolat 2013-04-04 02:41 am (UTC)(link)

Epilogue

"One thing I have to know," John said, later that night. "That F in Biology?"

Harold was lying back against the pillows, his breath still coming gratifyingly quick. "Oh," he said, wafting a hand, somewhat limply. "We were supposed to dissect a live frog. I — objected."

"They failed you for not dissecting a frog?" John said.

"Well," Harold said. "I might have called the teacher an unethical and morally rotten slaughterhouse officiant. And said that the entire project was grotesque and inhumane." He paused. "And urged the entire class to refuse to participate. It was — somewhat disruptive."

"Still, sounds like detention for a week to me," John said.

Harold's eyes darted towards him, guiltily. "And then I broke into the school that night and set the frogs loose."

John propped himself on an elbow, looking down at him. "What?"

"It was a large school," Harold said. "There were three hundred frogs."

John laughed. "I'm impressed. What did you do with them?"

"My breaking-and-entering was rather more successful than my amphibian-handling," Harold said. "I had a sack which I intended to use to transport them to the nearby park, but they — failed to remain inside it. They turned up in somewhat unexpected locations over the next several months," Harold added ruefully. "The teacher wanted me expelled, but the guidance counselor intervened. The F was in the nature of a compromise."

"And here I thought I'd been such a bad influence on you," John said, nudging at Harold's shoulder with his nose.

Harold sniffed. "Yes, of course you'd approve. I assure you I engaged in the act purely out of desperation and a sense of moral imperative."

"So, pretty much like now," John said.

"Hm," Harold muttered after a moment, sounding annoyed. "I suppose."

John grinned to himself and lay back down and snuggled in.

# End


 

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Re: Home Run (Reese/Finch) (Epilogue) - not explicit, no warnings

[personal profile] giandujakiss 2013-04-04 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
Oh my god, this is absolutely adorable!! I love your backstory for Harold, and the warmth of it all!
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Re: Home Run (Reese/Finch) (Epilogue) - not explicit, no warnings

[personal profile] aerye 2013-04-04 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
Seriously, I'm just going to have to get used to making squeaky, seal-like noises all the time; that's all there is to it, isn't it?

FROGS. ♥
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Re: Home Run (Reese/Finch) (Epilogue) - not explicit, no warnings

[personal profile] ladyvyola 2013-04-04 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
Okay, I finished up the lovely first part and was going to tell you that it made me flail about like Kermit the Frog --

and then I got to the actual frogs and became a bit self-conscious.

We need more stories like this in the fandom because sure as anything show is going to give us blood and tears.
Edited (because spelling wut?) 2013-04-04 03:15 (UTC)
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Re: Home Run (Reese/Finch) (Epilogue) - not explicit, no warnings

[personal profile] killalla 2013-04-04 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
Glimpses of time off duty, plus a mystery to solve - with a great extra twist!
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Re: Home Run (Reese/Finch) (Epilogue) - not explicit, no warnings

[personal profile] no_detective 2013-04-04 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
desperation and a sense of moral imperative

OH, FINCH. ♥ ♥ ♥

Re: Home Run (Reese/Finch) (Epilogue) - not explicit, no warnings

[identity profile] of-fkilter.livejournal.com 2013-04-04 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
Yessss, this would the be the kind of present Harold would give John, one he'd appreciate for the effort he had to make to get it. And frog freedom!! OMG!!

I cannot tell you how deeply I admire the freaking F out of your writing/storytelling skills and imagination. A+++.
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Re: Home Run (Reese/Finch) (Epilogue) - not explicit, no warnings

[personal profile] eris 2013-04-04 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
you are my favourite because you let them be so believably happy, in their own weird way. Like, of course Harold can't just TELL him, he has to drop the tiniest hint for John to unravel (mercenary hackers! school records from the 70's!) but it just makes the payoff so much better because it's so well-earned. Also, Harold's easy joy at the baseball, eee. So warm and satisfying.
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Re: Home Run (Reese/Finch) (Epilogue) - not explicit, no warnings

[personal profile] laurakaye 2013-04-04 04:57 am (UTC)(link)
I was just going all soft and awww and then the epilogue made me giggle and giggle.

You win the internets today!
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Re: Home Run (Reese/Finch) (Epilogue) - not explicit, no warnings

[personal profile] dethr0ned 2013-04-04 09:43 am (UTC)(link)
*sighs contently*

I love how happy you've made them, god knows we need more of that because they're suffering canonically (and we're suffering with them). The baseball game was only part of Finch's birthday gift to him, it was his background that was the actual present; and how like Finch to have Reese work for it ;D So wonderfully written! Do I even need to mention why you're one of my favorites?
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Re: Home Run (Reese/Finch) (Epilogue) - not explicit, no warnings

[personal profile] bkwyrm 2013-04-04 12:49 pm (UTC)(link)
HAROLD. FROGS.
I love this a lot.
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Re: Home Run (Reese/Finch) (Epilogue) - not explicit, no warnings

[personal profile] yunitsa 2013-04-04 02:05 pm (UTC)(link)
This is so brilliant and such a them declaration (Harold had given him a home last time, too) and then the epilogue is just the most delightfully Harold thing ever (they -- failed to remain inside it). <3 <3 <3
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Re: Home Run (Reese/Finch) (Epilogue) - not explicit, no warnings

[personal profile] shoots_kneecaps 2013-04-04 03:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Commenting with this journal because I'm too lazy to switch, but OMG this is lovely. This makes me happy. <3
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Re: Home Run (Reese/Finch) (Epilogue) - not explicit, no warnings

[personal profile] scribblinlenore 2013-04-05 12:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Baseball and clams in love--two of my favorite things together. Awesome!
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Re: Home Run (Reese/Finch) (Epilogue) - not explicit, no warnings

[personal profile] sam80853 2013-04-08 02:57 am (UTC)(link)
Lovely! Just love it! Thanks!