the_machine_mod: Security camera with red light. (Default)
the_machine_mod ([personal profile] the_machine_mod) wrote in [community profile] meme_of_interest2013-03-28 06:03 pm

Prompt Post 01

Prompt Post 01 is open!


Please read the FAQ before posting prompts.


Quick Links: FAQ / Participation Guidelines / Prompt Post 01 & Prompt Post 01 in flat view / Filled Prompts Post / Chatter Post & Chatter Post in flat view / Mod Contact Post

ANNOUNCEMENT: Pinboard, Tumblr, AO3 Collection and Tags

Pinboard: Fills are bookmarked at [pinboard.in profile] meme_of_interest by our current fill archivist/bookmarker [tumblr.com profile] ofsevenseas. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about bookmarking fills on the meme, please leave a comment on the Filled Prompts Post and the mods or [tumblr.com profile] ofsevenseas will get back to you.

Tumblr: Fills are also collected in a weekly roundup on Tumblr , which you can follow at [tumblr.com profile] meme-of-interest!

AO3 Collection: For those of you who link or later post your fills at the AO3, we have an open Collection: Meme_of_Interest, so please feel free to add your fill.

AO3 Tags: AO3 have also made the tag Community: Meme of Interest canonical, with Meme of Interest and Meme-of-Interest as synonyms, if you would like to use them.

As always, if you have any other questions or concerns, please direct them to the Mod Contact Post.
sarcasticsra: A picture of a rat snuggling a teeny teddy bear. (Default)

FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] sarcasticsra 2013-04-05 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Harold is wearing jeans.

John is sure they’re the most expensive, well-made version of jeans that money can buy, probably costing more than at least a few low-end cars, but the underlying fact is indisputable: Harold is wearing jeans.

Jeans and a button-down shirt, in light blue, actually, and John is far too aware of the fact that his attention keeps wandering much more than it should. Harold had told him to dress down, that it would ensure he’d fit in better at this particular Internet café, well-known for being run by a couple talented (but generally reasonable) hackers—in this case, their numbers.

Unfortunately, you’ll be far too conspicuous wearing that suit, he’d said, and John had teased Harold about what he’d be wearing, but Harold hadn’t deigned to answer.

That makes sense, though. John isn’t sure he would have believed him. He’s still not sure he believes it, honestly, despite the evidence in front of him.

The plan was to play business partners, trying to approach the owners with some overly complicated opportunity that Harold had tried to explain and John had mostly tuned out—except the intermediary watching them from his post at the back (you don’t last long in this world if you’re not careful) keeps shooting him suspicious looks, and he knows his distraction is blowing it for them.

He decides to improvise.

“Honey, I’m getting a muffin,” he says, and deliberately touches Harold’s shoulder in a familiar way. “Want a cup of tea?” Harold’s expression doesn’t change, but there is a question in his eyes, so he tips his head slightly in the direction of their onlooker, and adds, flirtatious, “This is mostly your area anyway; I’m not sure why you brought me along. I’m probably going to spend the entire time staring at you in your new jeans.”

Harold’s cheeks actually go slightly pink, but he obviously understands now, because he clears his throat and says, “Tea would be lovely, yes, but you know I always value your input.”

“Yeah, but the technical stuff just goes over my head,” John says, and heads to get in line. He catches sight of the intermediary out of the corner of his eye, and he looks vaguely amused now, rather than suspicious.

Better.

---


It turns out to be a quick case: it’s only ten minutes into their meeting with both hackers that someone tries to kill them, via a locked door and a planted bomb. John defuses it handily (incredibly poorly made, obviously an amateur’s work) and the shocked face of the intermediary when he breaks down the door after the non-explosion doesn’t make identifying the would-be killer terribly difficult.

Apparently someone had gotten sick of being an intermediary.

(“I knew you were too good-looking to be just another nerd,” he says, resigned, as they wait for Carter to come arrest him. “I thought bodyguard for sure, the way you kept, like, half your attention on that little guy.” He sighs. “Shouldn’t have bought the trophy boytoy act.”)

After, when it’s all wrapped up, John meets Harold back at the Library, and he’s surprised to find him still wearing those jeans.

“Settled on a new look, Harold?” he asks, and Harold just studies him.

“You changed our plan, Mr. Reese,” he says. “It occurred to me to wonder why.”

“The old one wasn’t working,” John says lightly. “He thought I was your bodyguard.”

“Because you kept a considerable portion of your attention on me,” Harold finishes, and yes, of course he was listening; if there’s one thing he’s learned, it’s that Harold is always listening.

John manages a shrug. “It all worked out for the best.”

“Were the jeans truly that distracting, Mr. Reese?”

He considers lying, passing it off as mere surprise, but Harold is still studying him, so he says, simply, “Yes.”

“I’ll have to keep that in mind,” he says thoughtfully, making his way over, and then Harold is kissing him, urgently but thoroughly, hand fisting in his shirt. John doesn’t even have to think before losing himself in it, touching Harold wherever he can reach, hands eventually settling as he hooks his thumbs through the loops of his jeans. He tugs him that much closer, and Harold gasps into his mouth, free hand moving to clutch at John’s shoulder. The kiss turns ragged and desperate, and what little capacity for thought John has left starts focusing on what location nearest them provides some semblance of a horizontal surface. Or, failing that, something sturdy.

Harold breaks away, breathing heavily, and stares at him for a moment. “I confess I failed to anticipate the myriad advantages of denim.”

John licks his lips. “Maybe we should consider instituting casual Friday.”

“Maybe,” Harold says, and tugs him in again by his shirt. John is entirely unsurprised to find he’s content to go wherever Harold wants him. Another hard, scorching kiss, and Harold adds, “Provided you wouldn’t be unduly distracted, John.”

“I’ll manage,” John says roughly, eyes drawn to the buttons on Harold’s shirt.

“Yes, I can see that,” Harold says dryly, but his face flushes pink again, and this time John notices that his blush dips down his neck. “I think, perhaps, the couch would be a more convenient location for these activities.”

Yes,” he breathes, and Harold’s grip on his shirt lessens. John reluctantly disentangles himself from Harold’s jeans, watching him as he heads toward the couch. “Just so you know, Harold,” he adds, once they’ve repositioned themselves, “this isn’t only about the jeans.”

“So I’d guessed,” Harold says, and tugs him in again.
killalla: (Default)

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] killalla 2013-04-06 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
Hee! This was great. Every Friday should be casual Friday at the Library!
sarcasticsra: A picture of a rat snuggling a teeny teddy bear. (Default)

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] sarcasticsra 2013-04-06 12:36 am (UTC)(link)
As long as there's nothing important to do. I fear absolutely no work would get done. =P

Thanks!

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

(Anonymous) 2013-04-06 12:35 am (UTC)(link)
YESSSS <3 <3
sarcasticsra: A picture of a rat snuggling a teeny teddy bear. (Default)

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] sarcasticsra 2013-04-06 12:37 am (UTC)(link)
<3 <3!
giandujakiss: (Default)

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] giandujakiss 2013-04-06 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, this was awesome!
sarcasticsra: A picture of a rat snuggling a teeny teddy bear. (Default)

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] sarcasticsra 2013-04-06 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you!
bkwyrm: (Default)

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] bkwyrm 2013-04-06 02:46 am (UTC)(link)
PERFECT! Ah, casual Friday would be awesome in this situation.
sarcasticsra: A picture of a rat snuggling a teeny teddy bear. (Default)

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] sarcasticsra 2013-04-06 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
If not conducive to getting work done but VERY conducive to getting John done. XD

Thank you!
laurakaye: (Default)

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] laurakaye 2013-04-06 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
LOVE IT.
sarcasticsra: A picture of a rat snuggling a teeny teddy bear. (Default)

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] sarcasticsra 2013-04-06 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you!
astolat: lady of shalott weaving in black and white (Default)

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] astolat 2013-04-06 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
hahaha, casual Friday <3
sarcasticsra: A picture of a rat snuggling a teeny teddy bear. (Default)

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] sarcasticsra 2013-04-06 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
AKA "nothing ever gets done except John" Friday. =P

Thanks!
Edited 2013-04-06 03:34 (UTC)
tinny: POI - John Reese (poi_reese green blue)

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] tinny 2013-04-06 07:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I would kill for screencap the hell out of Harold in jeans. Mhhhh yes.
sarcasticsra: A picture of a rat snuggling a teeny teddy bear. (Default)

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] sarcasticsra 2013-04-06 07:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Right?! No one can blame you, John! XD
annchi: Elizabeth Shaw (Default)

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] annchi 2013-04-06 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh this is too cute! And funny and sexy as hell!

the myriad advantages of denim

Work it, Harold. Heh.
sarcasticsra: A picture of a rat snuggling a teeny teddy bear. (Default)

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] sarcasticsra 2013-04-06 08:19 pm (UTC)(link)
He totally will! XD

Thank you! Glad you liked it, hee.
luminosity: (POI-Finch & Reese)

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] luminosity 2013-04-06 09:38 pm (UTC)(link)
CASUAL FRIDAY!! LOL <3
sarcasticsra: A picture of a rat snuggling a teeny teddy bear. (Default)

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] sarcasticsra 2013-04-07 03:32 am (UTC)(link)
It would be amazing, wouldn't it?
aerye: (reese and finch)

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] aerye 2013-04-07 03:02 am (UTC)(link)
Oh! So much love for this!
sarcasticsra: A picture of a rat snuggling a teeny teddy bear. (Default)

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] sarcasticsra 2013-04-07 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you!

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
CUUUUUTE!!!
sarcasticsra: A picture of a rat snuggling a teeny teddy bear. (Default)

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] sarcasticsra 2013-04-07 05:24 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you!
managerie: (Default)

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] managerie 2013-04-08 03:57 am (UTC)(link)
Love this

Re: FILL: Distractions (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

(Anonymous) 2013-07-19 08:28 pm (UTC)(link)
LOL Harold don't tell me you didn't know the effect those jeans would have on John.